Divorce Poem

This poem is dedicated to all the millions of women out there who, like me, was left by her husband for another woman. Keep in mind that we will ALWAYS be stronger than that man because we still have our dignity and spirit!

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My abusive husband of 38 years left me because he needed his "space." His "space" was a new condo with select furnishings, etc. His "space" included trips with another woman he had been seeing …

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Published: Jun 2010

Honey, You Can Have Him!

He tells you all his secrets,
he tells you all his lies....
he calls you on the phone
he has you hypnotized....

He's a married man with
a family & a wife....
He HAD a happy marriage
until you came into his life.

You listened to him when he needed
you the most.....
You should have known better
than to let him get that close!

You didn't have to sleep with him
to ruin our happy lives....
you just gave him advice
and made him realize.....

He left me and our marriage
because of things you said to each other-
you gave him the courage
to have feelings for another.

A REAL woman doesn't covet another
woman's man....
she tells him to stand up
and do all that he can!

Why would you want him
when he left me for you?
You'd take the chance
that he'd do that to you, too?

We had our share of problems
but you made him see....
that love takes commitment
and he walked away from me.

So now you get the man
who's in another woman's heart.....
you get the man who left her
when you should have stayed apart.

Don't you know that difference between
what's right and what's wrong?
You should have stayed away
and not returned his calls.

Shame on you because you did know better!
I talked to you about this on the phone
and now write you this letter.

Sure we had our problems
until you came into his life,
But that's when he stopped caring
enough to want me as his wife.

But you should've known better
than to encourage his attention--
just a little fact that
I felt I should mention.

Honey, after the past few months
of what I have been through,
I have decided that you can have
him until he tires of you too.

And don't think he won't cause when the
going gets tough he'll just run,
place blame at you
and go on with another unsuspecting one.

Then you can face a bitter divorce
and anger and tears
of the man he'll become
who will always switch gears.....

Making promises out of guilt
and lies told to placate,
he'll do what he wants
until you decide to vacate.

So have fun while it lasts
and enjoy the ride
cause your relationship with
HIM will surely die.

So no matter what you do
or if you play to win,
I gotta laugh right now,
'cause Honey, you can have him!

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  • by Elaine, USA
  • 4/4/2014

My abusive husband of 38 years left me because he needed his "space." His "space" was a new condo with select furnishings, etc. His "space" included trips with another woman he had been seeing for a few years behind my back. This was not his first rodeo.
This, though he is a deacon in our church and is there whenever the doors open. The church I joined trying to raise our children. All adulterers will be judged by God. That is in the word. I was a Godly wife who was devastated by his and her deceit. He is a weakling and will pay for it. I will survive because God has me covered. I can't concern myself about them, but I know God is just and will take care of them and me. I have asked for a truly Godly man that I am attracted to. My husband was abusive, both physically and emotionally. God's got it. Thank you.

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  • by Aj, India
  • 12/30/2013

I am going through the same and know how it feels. My life shattered when my husband of 3 years told me that we are not compatible and we should separate. We lived together for some time after that but mostly fighting. He picked up fights with me and here we have a culture of joint family. I confessed my worries to my sister in laws and mother in law and on my face they said all crap that they love me and will never accept any other girl in their family and told me to go and visit my parents and in the meantime they will talk to my husband. I came to my parents house. 2 days went by no one called so I kept calling and they reassured me that they are trying to talk with my husband and I should have patience. I did and then after 3 months my father in law said they are not bothered and whatever my husband wants will happen. Actually they all conspired against me coz all wanted me out of the house and are supporting my husband and his mistress. I feel so deceived...

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  • by Terri, Middlesbrough Uk
  • 12/22/2013

Came across this today. I wish I had seen it earlier as it ironically lifts you up. 3 years ago on Christmas eve I asked my husband what was the matter? To be told that he didn't love me and was leaving me for another woman. We had what I thought was a happy marriage of 38 years. We had the ups and downs of any normal marriage. What I couldn't understand was ok we didn't make love every day/week but the previous week he had instigated love making with me and volunteered how much he loved me. I watched my 28 year old sons crying on Christmas day as he had no answers for them or me. He in effect dropped the bomb then "closed down"
Here I am 3 years later. We have in that time had 2 weddings and 3 births of grandchildren. HE VISITS THEM
He is living in her new house "paying her lodge money" according to what is written on the divorce papers. Previous to that he spent 2 years living in rented accommodation and costing over £22K while she lived in a 5 bedroom house she previously shared with her husband. Oh he didn't move in with her because she didn't want to start a relationship with him in a house previously shared with her ex husband???? Didn't mind doing the deed with him there did she??
Oh and did I mention her husband cheated on her twice with her best friend so she knew exactly how I felt.
In the times that his path has crossed mine he who apparently "Is ecstatic with his life" has aged considerably and never has a smile on his face.

I've just come out the other side of this traumatic experience. this is the first time I've written this online. So this poem it just hits the spot.

Thank you so much.

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  • by Sue. England
  • Oct 2013

My story is very similar, we had our problems which I thought we had overcome. But 5 years on he cheated with a friend of mine (who I also work with) I had to move jobs, have 3 devastated children and he still lives at home. Problem is I love him he doesn't love me in any shape or form. I am blamed for the break up of his affair, although I think he is seeing someone else. He's always going out, doesn't tell me where he's going. This has been going on for 19 months now and I am making no headway. I am rebuffed at every turn. He talks of divorce, I've even had petition papers served on him, but we are still here. Don't get me wrong I would jump at the chance to have him back, its just he doesn't want me!!

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  • by Ya, USA
  • Oct 2013

What an awesome poem and how true it is! I went through a rather terrible time when my (now) ex-husband cheated on me and ended up getting the girl pregnant. She knew we were married and had a child together but she said she didn't care because she knew she could make him happy and he wasn't in love with me anymore, so, I let him go. Now fast forward to 4 years later, I am happily remarried to the most amazing man on the planet and she is crying to me that he keeps cheating on her.

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  • by Joan, Seattle WA
  • Sep 2013

This poem was obviously written by a very bitter and angry woman. My husband was previously married for 25 years. Yes, he immediately divorced her to marry me just a short time after we met. Every day he tells me how wonderful he feels being married to me and how deeply he loves me. We have had an incredible life together for 8 years and his adult children really like me too. The ex-wife? She is still filled with piss and vinegar and refuses to move forward, very few people want anything to do with her anymore. The main point is that very often divorced men are often happier with a new spouse, many times it was the first wife that was the problem all along !!!

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  • by Nikita
  • Aug 2013

Hello. I have been the other woman and all you wives out there...one request...I am also a woman. I also had a failed marriage before I met a husband. Why are you blaming me? What did I do so wrong when a husband came to me and told me he loved me. What did I do so wrong when I tried my best not to but (damn it) fell in love with him? What did I do so wrong when you never even came to know I existed as the other woman, watching you guys hold hands, kiss, try and look happy.....what did I do so wrong that your husband left you because he wanted to? Not because of me? Why why blame me for everything? I am also a woman just like you....I am also as vulnerable and madly in love with him. Maybe just like you?

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  • by USA
  • Jan 2013

I agree with Carla. You can't judge right off the bat because every situation is different and there are ALWAYS two sides to every story. Sometimes the "devoted" wives cheat or lie and then want to cry when they get left for another woman! My husband was legally married but separated when we started dating because his former wife had cheated on him while he was deployed in Iraq, I got called every name in the book for talking to him while he was going through his divorce. But the fact that she cheated on him was always ignored. We have now been married for almost 3 years and have 2 children.

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  • by Kd, Durban
  • Dec 2012

This poem makes me very worried it's exactly what is happening to me and my boyfriend. He was married when I "Stole" him and we got along just fine until he left his wife for me. But now he is cheating with different women. His ex wife warned me after he found out... But I was still blinded by love. I'm still with him because I'm trying to prove to his ex wife that I can do better. Me and ex wife are chatting and I'm pretending things are fine in my relationship.

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  • by Sister Lydia
  • Dec 2012

This is the whole of the matter: a man who has no respect for God and for the covenant he made before Him is a dangerous demon. Do not grieve for him. Be glad he abandoned you before he gave you some dreadful disease.

What goes around comes to astound. There are a lot of men who do this and wind up vagrants. The ''other'' women get rid of them at the drop of the hat. They never stick around to put up with the nonsense the real wives endured. Good riddance to bad rubbish!

As for the marital vultures, those skunks have their reward in Hell. Be strong, lady. Be strong!

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  • by Carla, Australia
  • Dec 2012

Well I stole my partner ( if you want to call it that ) but I have never been happier his ex and I speak and get along fine sometimes life works out for the better.
Each story is different so don't judge on the cover.

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  • by Sheila, Virginia
  • Dec 2012

Thank you so much for having the courage to share your feelings. Your poem has really helped me in this nightmare. My husband of 26 years had a mid-life crisis and decided he didn't want to be married anymore. He started an affair with this woman, and eventually moved in with her. Unfortunately, I lost both my dignity and pride as I struggled with my grief and tried to salvage our marriage. I learned the hard way that it takes two to make a marriage, no matter how hard I tried. What I cannot understand is how this "nice lady" could knowingly take up with a married man and thus help destroy a marriage. She had previously lost her husband to cancer, and apparently it was a tragedy at the time. So how could she do this to someone else's wife?

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  • by Trisha, Oklahoma
  • Nov 2012

I love this! It hit home. My husband of 2 years was cheating on me and the girl he was cheating on me with knew about me and our son, but she still chose to mess with him. I got fed up with it and besides that he was abusive in every way he could be. Now I'm going through a divorce. I told her if he did it to his wife what makes her think he wouldn't do it too some sideline hoe.

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  • by Isharon, New Jersey
  • Nov 2012

This poem hits on every thing that I'm feeling. I have been married for 28 years with two beautiful girls 14 and 18 and my husband and I have been going through a lot of problems with our business and he choose to look up a high school girlfriend and had an affair with her. She never married or had any children he moved out for 3 months then came back but the women still continues to contact him. I guess she thinks this is her last chance with a man and choose to continue. Apparently she or he are not thinking about my children on me but only of themselves.

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  • by Rach, Kentucky
  • Nov 2012

I just found out one month ago my husband was cheating on me. We have been together for 17 yrs married for 2. We have 2 children. At first he said it was nothing and over but I checked the phone log and he wouldn't stop texting her. I moved out and when I did he moved in with her. I read on his phone where he says he loves her and more. He sees me and says he loves me and he says I am so beautiful and tries to touch me but I will not let him. I am so lost right now b/c he is all I know since I was 17. Last night I found out that instead of taking our kids to cub scouts he took them to her house to eat supper....ouch and so wrong! I love him so much but I know it has to be over! I was willing at first to forgive but more bad things keep happening that I find it harder and harder to forgive. What to do!

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  • by Jay,Tx
  • Aug 2012

I was with my husband for 5 years, we have 4 kids together. He left me for his co-worker. At the time I was completely shattered. It was Poems like this one that made me stronger. I'll never forget what my sister told me today was his day tomorrow and tomorrow will be mine...ohh, And believe me it was after he saw that I was over him..long story short He came running back..my point is to the women who are going through this it's not the end. Always remember Today is their day Tomorrow will be yours!!

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  • by Melissa, Ca
  • May 2012

Wow!! I wish I would've seen this poem when I found out my now ex husband cheated and left me for another bimbo!!! I could really relate to everything it said and it's sooooo true!!! I really loved him and he broke my heart.....the pain was so unbearable for me to bear, but I think my son endured more of it because his dad left us and has no contact with him whatsoever....Time heals all wounds which is a day by day experience but I got over it. People that do bad things like this eventually get what they've got coming to them and it's called KARMA!!

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  • by Samantha, Cayman Islands
  • Jan 2012

Tears felt my eyes as I read this poem for I know of some of my friends and family members going through this very problem and I'm gonna share it with them.

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  • by Jillian, AZ
  • Dec 2011

This hits home, I went thru an devastating separation, after a 15 yr relationship & 2 children, 3 other women and a child, I realized that I was in an abuse and hopeless relationship, she (the other woman) didn't realize his past and the torment that I had to endure and now is faced with the same BS I went through. As of now I am engaged to a wonderful man, my children have never been happier and he and his new girlfriend are as miserable as can be, might I mention that he does communicate once in a while that the grass was not greener on the other side and he misses his family! Oh well, the grass is much greener for me and my children! Sorry!

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  • by Angie, VA
  • Sep 2011

I love this poem. It fits right into my problem. My husband of 3 years together for 10, has been cheating on me for almost a year. Why because she was a listening ear to when I complained. If she was in my shoes, she would've too !!! But love hurts and make you do crazy things. I just pray to God to get me the strength to get through this !

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  • by Priscilla, Florida
  • May 2011

My husband and I had some issues and left me before his deployment to Iraq, leaving me and our 4 month old daughter at the time. While in Iraq he met someone else, when he returned he wanted to make things between us but this other woman was always getting in the way until she became pregnant with their son. We started the divorce process and he stopped the process and realized it wasn't what he wanted, I chose to give him that second chance. We moved in together with our daughter who is now 3, but unfortunately I am facing a divorce a second time because this other woman didn't know how to respect my marriage after telling her many times I did not plan on leaving my husband. I blame them both. This poem has inspired me and made me a little more stronger.

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This is a poem I wrote back in 2008. I am glad and thank everyone who likes it and votes for it. I also want to say thanks for the women who have said it helped them too.

I just wanted to update everyone who has read this: I am now re-married and life does go on. Ironically, the woman whom I wrote this poem about is now living with him and my son stays there part time. Lovely isn't it? : )

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  • by Raquel, Texas
  • Aug 2010

My husband of 10 yrs fell into the arms of another woman, forgot all about our 2 yr old son...this poem hit home & after reading it...I was a little more stronger :) thanks

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  • by Shanna, Owenton KY
  • Jul 2010

My high school sweetheart and husband of 5 years left me when I was 5 months prego for my best friend... this poem is exact and lifted my spirits! Thanks.

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