Divorce: A Bitter Course

2bpositive By 2bpositive, 7th Mar 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This is a short poem which deals with the tragedy of divorce. No one comes out the winner.

On Par for Divorce?

Where does he go and what can he do, this wife he married is not the same
words of love have been replaced by abusive words, bent on giving him shame
the sun has turned into rain; you’re trapped, with nowhere to avoid getting wet

now caught in the web of her discontent, and holding your head down with regret

You look toward compromise, hoping to work things out and make it right
only to encounter resistance, she wants nothing less than you out of her sight
as words fall on deaf ears reality sets in, you are full of contrition and remorse
no it gets worse, she's on the warpath and solely focused on threatening divorce

Looking at your young children, with tears in their eyes, what they must now see
a crushed father, withdrawn from the world, only wanting to take them and flee
while wisdom falters and silence overcomes, still dumbstruck on what you can do
remembering a love that once was, but no longer, realizing your marriage is through

Surviving the pains and turmoil of divorce, a challenge sought by many before
only too often leading some to those bitter waters, transfixed on evening the score
but children become the true victims suffering the most, unperceived by those in pain
only in adulthood will those scars surface, on future relationships they leave their stain

Trying to mitigate emotional scars in any divorce requires sheltering children from your hurt
their emotional well-being is of paramount importance, their exposure to anger you must avert
while difficult to accept, divorce can sometimes be for the better, perhaps you will yet come to see
your door to emotional stability was never locked, search deep within for only there lies its key


Abuse, Children, Divorce, Family, Hatred, Marriage, Poem, Poetry, Relationships, Shame, Victims

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A Poet and Philosopher. Prophecy portends the future, while poetry helps make sense of the past.
Poetry with a message. Sometimes an eternal message, because this world IS the doorway to our eternity. My poetry, more than merely words on paper, is...(more)

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author avatar Retired
8th Mar 2013 (#)

Very emotional 2bpositive. In divorce there are no winners and the children should be our 1st priority!

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author avatar Susan Jane
8th Mar 2013 (#)

I have never been married - so divorce can't come my way. My brother went through a tough time and his ex-wife banned my Mum and I from seeing the children for 6 years. Spite and emotional cruelty have no place in divorce. How much better it would be if everyone concerned could get through it with compassion and dignity.

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author avatar Kingwell
9th Mar 2013 (#)

Divorce hurts everyone involved. It's very sad and often unnecessary.

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author avatar colouringstars♥
18th Dec 2014 (#)

thanks for coming by my page.
nice writing 2bpositive

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author avatar Retired
27th Feb 2015 (#)

I must disagree that divorce makes no winners. On the contrary, everyone is a winner in divorce because all involved no longer suffer the "bad" in a marriage gone bad.

A pastor once told me I was living in sin with the man I remarried after divorce. "No, Pastor, I was living in the sin of a soured marriage to my first husband."

All, including the kids, are much much better off now.

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author avatar Trillionaire
29th Apr 2015 (#)

Divorces can be very painful and affects more than the divorcees.

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