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Abandonment Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormFormCategories  
Unconditional Paternal Love Toward Shana Punim matthew harris Ballad Ballad abandonment, appreciation, beautiful, daughter, freedom,
The Satisfaction Tree Panagiota Romios Rhyme Rhyme abandonment, happiness, inspiration,
Premium Member Poem The Rose Judy Dunbar Rhyme Rhyme abandonment, beautiful, beauty, death, flower,
About Twenty Two Score Years Ago matthew harris Narrative Narrative abandonment, april, art, celebration, day,
Premium Member Poem A bridge of gentleness douglas pederson Free verse Free verse abandonment, faith,
Premium Member Poem From Liberation to Incarceration Lu Loo Rhyme Rhyme abandonment, freedom,
A Lover's Goodbye Cora Malone Free verse Free verse abandonment, allah, analogy, anxiety, assonance,
FORGIVE ME Missy Demont ABC ABC abandonment, child, cry, deep, forgiveness,
Premium Member Poem Lock and Key Kai Michael Neumann Free verse Free verse abandonment, future,
Premium Member Poem Touching with Kindness Gerald Dillenbeck Political Verse Political Verse abandonment, anti bullying, caregiving, children,
Premium Member Poem Short Story Kai Michael Neumann Free verse Free verse abandonment, life, light, love,
Unite To Peacefully Overthrow Trump Administration part I matthew harris Political Verse Political Verse abandonment, allusion, anger, corruption, fate,
Here With Me You Will Stay Judge Burdon Free verse Free verse abandonment, abuse, death,
Flames of Betrayal Anahi Quinteros Bio Bio abandonment, 11th grade, age, betrayal,
The equation of silence Amy Sullivan Free verse Free verse abandonment, heartbroken,
Premium Member Poem Thank you Dad Heidi Sands Free verse Free verse abandonment, appreciation, father, father daughter,
Broken Mother Kaitlyn Cole Sonnet Sonnet abandonment, addiction, childhood, drug, hurt,
OTHER THAN ME Semih bilgic Alliteration Alliteration abandonment, allegory,
Premium Member Poem A Love So Blue That I Can't Undo Lu Loo Free verse Free verse abandonment, sad love,
Premium Member Poem I threw away the mask Heidi Sands Rhyme Rhyme abandonment, child abuse, corruption, courage,
Premium Member Poem To speak or not to speak Heidi Sands Free verse Free verse abandonment, abuse, childhood, violence,
Premium Member Poem Alone Huberta van Akkeren Free verse Free verse abandonment, betrayal, hope, hurt,
Premium Member Poem You Raped My Soul Elise Hendry Lyric Lyric abandonment, fear, grief, loss, love,
Premium Member Poem tried and convicted child millard lowe Free verse Free verse abandonment, abuse, child, high school,
Invisible Realities David Richmond Free verse Free verse abandonment, abuse, faith, inspiration, inspirational,
Premium Member Poem A Respite In Time Emile Pinet Rispetto Rispetto abandonment, 12th grade, dream, fantasy,
Going nowhere near you Christopher Flaherty Free verse Free verse abandonment, goodbye,
Premium Member Poem THE DIVINE WORLD WITHIN Demetrios Trifiatis Free verse Free verse abandonment, faith, god, prayer,
Mind's not a Friend Brandon Connor Rhyme Rhyme abandonment, depression, divorce, love hurts,
Inspired by Slim Shady Alex Duffy Free verse Free verse abandonment, fun, funny, inspiration, inspirational,
Tale of a Former Black Sheep Rhona McFerran Free verse Free verse abandonment, abuse, hope, how i
Your Cruel Rue J.W. Earnings Free verse Free verse abandonment, angst,
To Belong is a Harmonious Bravery J.W. Earnings Rhyme Rhyme abandonment, angst, betrayal, confidence, confusion,
Premium Member Poem Supporters Abandonment Kale Brereton Quatrain Quatrain abandonment, lost love,
What Remains Within - Reverse Rejection and Recycle Reassurance Again J.W. Earnings Free verse Free verse abandonment, angst, courage, emotions, fear,
The Dream DM Babbit Free verse Free verse abandonment, allusion, dream,
A CHILD LOST FOR MONEY TO GAIN Bob Taub Rhyme Rhyme abandonment, anger, betrayal, children, cry,
Premium Member Poem When Abandonment is No One's Fault Andrea Dietrich Etheree Etheree abandonment, father,
My Abandonment Craig Hawkins Rhyme Rhyme abandonment, sad,
Come See The Mystery Bette Bavington Rondeau Redouble Rondeau Redouble abandonment, adventure, culture, dance, emotions,
Premium Member Poem Distant Shores Laura Leiser Free verse Free verse abandonment, culture, farewell,
Heart-broken Michael Robinson Rhyme Rhyme abandonment, care, caregiving, change, deep,
Premium Member Poem Abandonment Leilei Brooks Free verse Free verse abandonment, emotions, lonely, sad,
Premium Member Poem Abandon Curtis Moorman Rhyme Rhyme abandonment, absence, confusion, depression, grief,
Eyes Of A Sunrise curtis johnson Couplet Couplet abandonment, abuse, child, child abuse,
ABANDONMENT ANGST Beata Agustin Rhyme Rhyme abandonment, angst, blessing, encouraging, faith,
Premium Member Poem Love Without Embrace Winged Warrior Rhyme Rhyme abandonment, absence, longing, lost love,
Redeemed in fake dreams Sam Perkins Rhyme Rhyme abandonment, fate, hip hop, rap,
Premium Member Poem The Wild She Caren Krutsinger Free verse Free verse abandonment, abuse, addiction,
Enjoying Retirement Dave Timperley Rhyme Rhyme abandonment, family, retirement,

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Abandonment Poem Example

A Crown of Thorns

Insanity has its own wellspring and demise.
There is no better place to hide than between coils
of convoluted grey-white matter which can't recoil.
Mind has no leering lips to scorn or show surprise 
as ungoverned, the ancient demon-dancers rise.
The traitorous bits, which cut with Brutus’ red fang,
have no regard for the womb from which they sprang.
They seek dominion; they care not for your cries.
Crazed, their freedom paid for on the rack, how they sang
of anything, of windigos’, and warriors winged 
of fresh flesh beneath a gibbous moon's harangue, 
where those in sanity beneath their blankets cringed.
Night terrors sweat the sheets of the weak, as fear sprang,
a ripened, musky-scent arose from those unhinged.
A ripened, musky-scent arose from those unhinged
cloaked in mirrored, morose, magic; the mind a foil,
the heart, the soul, the sunny days, caste down, embroiled; 
destined to languish convulsed in the depth of coil.
Brightness, so dimmed, is lost within a rancid soil,
left to meet horned demons all but unarmed, alone, 
no company except the mirrored self-entombed,
no bliss state, no ripening sweetness to uncoil
a compost heap of bitter memories, atone ...
atone, little mother, well-used wife, wander now,
seeking ever seeking, yet finding no one home,
insanity wakened, waits, patiently endows ... 
empty days and nights, the infrequent sound of om,
cuddling the traitorous bits, shooing brighter dreams roused.
Cuddling the traitorous bits, shooing brighter dreams roused,
the teeth of dogged night rise-up, they breed turmoil.
Deep within the sleeping mind of men, sorrows roil.
Abandonment, disloyalty, hatred espoused,
all shriek to the traitor, the night arouses. 
Niggardly night, loath to lose ground within the dome
of blanched white, gray matter, within this skull of bone,
delights in the sorrowful detail night houses.
Insanity licks raw the salted wound entombed, owned.
"What could we be?" the ego cries to he or she.
"What would we be?" the windigo screams but, “alone.”
On, on, they chatter in the carapace, they breed, 
spreading dark matter, for they've no chaperone,
no friend to stay the brutal cousins, so mislead. 

No friend to stay the brutal cousins so mislead,
so in darkness, fear and hatred spread on fertile soil.
Yet, self-hatred shields its sharpened claws, as day uncoils
filling the breach with bright creations, dark concedes, 
and dims the room while manic laughter recedes.
A sunrise bows through prism-glass and colors swell
a lighter laughter comes, newborn to dwell.
Hands that once drew only blood, now tune bent reeds                        
of green, blades of springtime grass within the dell;
where larks sing and long lost lovers dare to reunite, 
no mention made of darkness or the depth of hell,
for sanity has cast a lighter stage this night.                       
Daybreak suspends the demon-dance upon the fell,
now, fairies prance in pastures high, and verse delights.
Now, fairies prance in meadows high, and verse delights
her fancy takes a softer turn at his behest,
with buttercups, in a Fairy Ring, they coalesce,
and shine the golden glow beneath a chin of white.
With the talent of a troubadour, love does strum
upon desire's strings the raging beast is culled
as coy love songs and  sweet lullabies emerge from
the hidden depths of mind where sanity is mulled.
With the talent of a troubadour love does strum
upon strings of desire the fearful beasts are culled 
as coy love songs and sweet lullabies emerge from
the stygian depth where her frail sanity is mulled.
How long will harmony dance to love's blissful hum
Will dark's whine wake, disturb, insanity so lulled? 
Will dark's whine wake, disturb, insanity so lulled? 
A scent of jasmine fills the air with swarming gnats.
Her covered ears belay the sound of feral cats
yet, huddled in his sheltering arms, her pain is dulled.
Dulled, but not waylaid, raging, she becomes unglued
She starts to rock, to whimper, and then, cry out- loud
begging for the dev'lish tide to leave, as he vowed,
renting strands of flaxen hair from her small skull.
Torn, he watches as she fades within a shroud,
a witless waif, bedeviled by the harvest moon.
He had to leave; he could not stay beneath this cloud
ever waiting for this, her omnipresent doom.
His love had its limits and yet, he was not proud,
Oh, he could not stay and watch her be consumed.


Oh no, he could not stay and watch her be consumed,
to have his pleasant memories of ardor's bloom
be marred by images of her so poorly groomed. 
No, never would he stay to see her be consumed.
One morn he left, his sum was not what she'd presumed. 
And, she sat in the rocker by the door unfazed,
her bowed lips o'er cast and her eyes o'er glazed, 
alive, but not, her nascent sanity entombed.
Death had come, death of the mind, his metal now assayed
he ran from old memories, as each thought enticed.
Their first tryst 'neath jasmine vines vanished in a haze.
Was love's reward, a sweet repast, mania's disguise?
Would true love have held the course where sanity betrayed,
insanity has its own wellspring, and demise.

First Published Five Poetry Magazine 2014

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