Divorce Poem

Poem About Heartache And Tears

The story of a divorce and choices that were made by a thirteen-year-old boy.

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I am 21 years old today, I got pregnant at 20 years old I was so ready to be a mother had my ups and downs with my sons father and then at seven months being pregnant I lost my son. Married...

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Published: February 2006

The Divorce

I once had a husband,
We were wed 20 years.
Then came divorce,
Heartache and tears.

He hung out at bars
With his buddies for fun.
But he wanted custody
Of our only son.

The boy was thirteen,
When he had to choose,
Which parent to live with,
And which one he'd lose.

He said, 'Dad, I love you,
But mom needs me more'.
There were tears in his eyes,
As he walked out the door.

The years went by quickly.
Then he said, 'Mom, I'm gay'.
I gave him a hug,
And I said, 'That's OK'.

But his father spoke words
As sharp as a knife.
'You're no longer my son,'
Get out of my life.'

Many years have passed,
I am now old and gray.
My son is still with me;
He's a comfort each day.

This story is true,
I wish I could change it.
But life isn't fair,
And I can't rearrange it.

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  • by Stormy, Texas
  • 5 years ago

I am 21 years old today, I got pregnant at 20 years old I was so ready to be a mother had my ups and downs with my sons father and then at seven months being pregnant I lost my son. Married my sons father then three months later we are separated and till this day I'm still trying to get a divorce with him.

  • by Angie, Nj
  • 5 years ago

This poem brought tears to my eyes and reminded me of what my son went thru, he was 12 back then. His father and I separated more than a year ago and every time he talked to my son, there were only harsh words... Very nice poem.

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