Parental Alienation

Time lost
Opportunities lost

My heart breaks
Every day
Watching you wait

I worry
Every day
That the sadness will take over
Engulf you too much

I am sad
For them
I know how no dad feels like
The echo is still painful

The border between
The three of you
Isn’t permanent
But it might as well be

The Mexican wall
Is her manipulation
As intangible as the other narcissist’s dream
But solid and prohibiting
All the same

They are lost on the other side
With no way to cross

Their covert and overt attempts
Under a gaslight burning so much oxigen
They can’t breathe anymore

Meanwhile you try to build wings
With duct tape so old it won’t hold anymore
Meanwhile you try to build a bridge
But the Lego bricks are brittle
Meanwhile you try to make a door
But the rusty hinges are jammed

You never know if they know
Off your attempts to scale the wall
You never know if they think
You abandoned them

That’s what’s on the propaganda channels
All day
All night
No matter how often they try to change the channel

They do not see your pain
They do not see your grief
They do not see your sadness
They do not see your broken hopes

The radio is too loud
There is some advertisement in-between the propaganda
Positive reinforcement with expensive presents
The media output is relentless
The words are vile

They cannot hear you hammer
They cannot hear you cry

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  1. I went through the pain of being alienated from my children. When I escaped from their father, he did everything he could to keep the kids from me and to paint me out to be evil so they’d hate me. It is such cruelty to children for anyone to harm the relationship between them and a parent they once loved.

    We eventually reconciled, but not without damage to the closeness we once had.

    I ache for all parents who lost a loving relationship between themselves and their children because a lying, hateful, vengeful person manipulated them in their pain.


    1. Thank you for sharing your story xx I am sorry you and your children had to go through this. The damage that causes the kids is horrendous. It’s so hard to watch. Particularly when you can literally see the children’s reality change in front of your eyes and they don’t even notice. They believe the warped words

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