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Poem: Abandonment

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

Summary of poem

Abandonment is about a little girl who feels lost in a big empty house. Yearning for the family moments she used to know, but those times are now shattered. As she grows she watches the things she treasures most dissapear from her reach. Leaving her alone again wondering why this keeps happening.


Number 1 song on your 14th Birthday

The Skylight Kicker issued a Memoir challenge to write about how a number one song on the day you were fourteen defines your life. How it connects to your life story.

The Skylight Kicker is the Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library’s online literary magazine.

Until recently I didn’t realize how a hit song on your fourteenth birthday could actually affect one’s life, but looking back now I can see it.

My song is “Cats in the Cradle" by Harry Chapin.

The poem I wrote, " Abandonment "



Blue eyes, blonde curly hair,
full of spunk,
a little girl lost,
feeling abandoned in a big empty house.

Yearning for the moments she used to know,
with family around
laughing, enjoying time together,
now suddenly shattered.

Her world crumbling apart,
sitting alone
wishing for the days of yesterday.

At each corner of her life
this broken record replays,
making moments she treasures fade away,
leaving her alone once again
with teardrops falling from her baby blues,
wondering why
nothing ever remains.


I hate feeling unimportant to the people that are most important to me.


"Cats in the Cradle" by Harry Chapin 1974


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