Divorce Poem

This poem expresses the sadness of marriage as it ends...looking back on the happiness that once was.

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God loves you. You are one of his greatest assets. People may leave, but not God. Your family will return and you’ll live the happiest life. You and your family are in our prayers, John.

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Last Walk Down Memory Lane

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Published: May 2011

As we sit here in silence, no longer husband and wife
I can't forget the vow I made to love you all my life...
Our last walk down memory lane fills my eyes with tears
As I find us walking hand in hand in our high school years.
I pass through our college life in search of our "Wedding Day"
The happiness and love we felt makes me want to stay...
But up ahead I know the best of us is yet to be
As I see you and our babies waiting there for me.
I hold you all in my arms as our babies start to grow
I feel the future calling me...but I don't want to go.
The road of our life together is ending here today
Going in different directions, with nothing left to say.
The last walk down memory lane finds us crying and alone
With nothing left but memories of our family and our home.

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  • R Lawrence by R Lawrence
  • 4 years ago

I was married for 10 years then all of a sudden my world came crashing down. I do have to say it was not all her fault I do share the blame. We have three wonderful kids together and she was the apple of my eye. We had our disagreements about things in general but at the end of the day I still loved her, but I had a mouth on me and said things that I should not of said out of anger. That went on till we both had just about had enough. We have been divorced now for several years and I miss her more and more every day. She was the best thing that had happened to me and I blame myself for loosing her. It is so hard seeing her with someone else but I want her to be happy as well. I have tried to date but just can't find anyone that I really like. She and I are friends for the kid's sake but it's so hard for me to even go to the house where we once lived and pick up our kids for my visitation time with them. I find myself crying a lot after dropping the kids off from going in the same house where we once lived. So people say in time a broken heart will heal. I am wondering if mine will ever. This poem is awesome I really liked it and I will be coming back to read more in the future.

  • John by John
  • 4 years ago

I have been divorced for four years now and I still struggle to get out the right side of the bed. I loved my wife and children very much, never knew anything was wrong. One day I came home from work happy to see everyone as usual and my wife told me she does not love me anymore. At first I laughed thought it was a joke but soon realized it wasn't a joke. Under the UK law I had to leave my children were alienated from me. I cried for many nights always to this day contemplating leaving this world. I always paid my way as a responsible father even though I often lived like I was in shelters. I still have down days and think about then, one clear conscience I have is that I was loyal, never cheated. Our arguments were always based on her families cruelty to us, no matter what or how much they hurt her or me she stood by them and not me. This year 2014 was the first year I got my fathers day card from my daughters and I cried. I am still alone and feel I may always be, it's so tough to find a new partner unless you're some kind of model figure. My life consists of work and no play, it sucks. I pray and wish daily I won't wake up but I still do.

  • Avinash by Avinash
  • 2 years ago

God loves you. You are one of his greatest assets. People may leave, but not God. Your family will return and you’ll live the happiest life. You and your family are in our prayers, John.

  • Elizabeth by Elizabeth, Tunis
  • 5 years ago

I read this poem as a way of comfort and giving myself assurance that life goes on after divorce. I was married for 20 years and have kids. I endured a lot of abuse and when he left he fought for all assets leaving me and the kids without anything. Been going through a painful divorce because he wanted to leave me wrecked in every way possible. During this time, I learnt to have a much closer relationship with God and His presence has calmed the storms in my life. But I have forever wondered why do people destroy you when they leave? Why not leave amicably and quietly? I have not found an answer. I pray for peace and freedom so that I can enjoy my life in aloneness.

  • Mission Viejo by Mission Viejo
  • 5 years ago

I imagine if/when two souls mutually decide to part, they can do so and move in different directions, but for one to rip away from the other after 23 years, the half left alone dies with the illusion of hope. Although painful, the illusion of love was somehow easier to take.

  • Happygirl by Happygirl
  • 5 years ago

I was searching a poem about divorce. For my contest and this sounds and feels great. It inspires me.

  • Omotola Hannah by Omotola Hannah
  • 5 years ago

I am going through a separation now. I have heard of divorces and break-ups but I have never experienced walking away. It is really much harder than getting divorced. Divorced is putting a stop to a relationship, which will definitely free you to have another if you want. But this my man walked away after 4 years of marriage and left me with 2 boys 5 and 2 years old. I've been married for 6 years now and I can't even move on. It is as if I am chained, because I loved him and he told me he did at first. Oh I didn't know when his love died, but he left and remarried, when he is still married to me, and asked me to move on and remarry. Life can be crappy

  • Bryan Louisiana by Bryan Louisiana
  • 5 years ago

I'm losing my wife this Wend. and can't bear to see it happen, but it's the choice she has made. I cry everyday, I miss her so much. We have three beautiful children together that I will do anything for as well as her. So please lord is there is a anything you can do? Let me hold her again one day. I love you Tracie with all my heart and will Always love you no matter what!!

  • Mike Wright by Mike Wright
  • 6 years ago

I really do not have a story about my married life, because even today I never dreamed it would have ever had to end, mostly the way it did just because of another guy she met on the internet, no one really knows how much it hurts or who it hurts the worst. It has now been over 4 years since she was my longtime friend and the only one I could count on to always be with me and help me when I was down and also I did the same for her because we were the only two who I thought could never end a love like ours, but after 28 great happy year plus two sons and a really great life she told me she no longer loved me as her husband. My heart dropped that night and has never regained where it belongs that's in your arms and mine, but I know god knows who hurts the worst and I also know you will never find anyone that loved you as much as I, to my Teresa you know you will always be for me and our two sons who are now adults will never ever understand how it could have happened to us, a family

  • Jackie Wilson by Jackie Wilson, Alabama
  • 7 years ago

For some reason tonight, I read this poem. I myself am going through a divorce. I cried, it really broke my heart, but it is really beautiful. I look forward to seeing and reading more.

  • Suryakumari by Suryakumari, Gurgaon
  • 7 years ago

This poem is very touching. I was in tears after reading this poem. I wish no couple should invite such a trauma into their lives. A little bit more of understanding, a little bit more of love, a little amount of compromise, a little more of concern for each other, a little less ego amongst the couple shall definitely make the strings of marriage tight and the bond of love strong. I hope every couple takes this poem as a warning and delete the word "divorce" from the dictionary of their lives, thereby avoid their break up.

  • Debra by Debra, Florida
  • 7 years ago

What a moving and although sad poem, wonderfully well written. It touched my heart to read it...you're a great poet, dear heart...

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