Divorce Poem

Poem Regretting No Relationship With Mother

My mom and dad were divorced when I was two. I saw my mom maybe 12 times in my life. I never knew why the divorce happened. Then one day I got a phone call from my dad saying he was coming to pick me up. My dad told me she had always been a bad druggie and he was scared for me. That's what had killed her. The last year of her life I didn't call her because she didn't call me. I only sent her one card, which said why haven't you called? I can see her dying thinking her son didn't care. I hate what I did and regret it so much...

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My dad left me all alone and I never see him at all. People say that divorce is hard and they have no possible idea.

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The Window


Published by Family Friend Poems January 2009 with permission of the Author.

I look out the window and what do I see?
Except for a better version of me?
He did the right where I did the wrong
So, I'm the one that wrote this song
I'm here soaking up regret in the air
You died thinking I never did care
I wish I would've made the right choices
Now it's too late, but I hear the voices
Saying all I should've said
I never knew you would end up dead
If I could have one last moment with you
I would die to let you know I love you too
The three seconds it would have taken to make that call
To show how much I cared after all
So if you were here, what would you ask of me?
I just want to know what you would want me to be
If you were here would you be proud?
But now you're lost in the grim reaper's shroud
You were the one that taught me right
And you were the one who stole away in the middle of the night
Now I lay awake in bed
With thoughts of you in my head
Why didn't I say that four letter word?
If only you hadn't died before you heard
I was so wrong and now I see
You only wanted the best for me
So as I lay here seeing you now
I only wish I could tell you somehow
That even though the call you awaited never came
I did and do love you all the same
And now I only wish I could have seen the light
As I look out the window on this fateful night


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  • Ivy Rose by Ivy Rose, Hartville Missouri
  • 9 years ago

My dad left me all alone and I never see him at all. People say that divorce is hard and they have no possible idea.

  • Nancee by Nancee, Tx
  • 10 years ago

My daughter just passed away and her daughter isn't taking it to well. We all knew it wasn't going to be long before the Lord called her away, but the reason my granddaughter is taking it so hard it because she never said a kind word to her mother. She was very spoiled and now she cannot sleep and stays on Facebook telling everyone that she misses her mother, how she does not get any sleep and how much she loved her. I was thinking about posting your poem because it touched me, but want your permission to do so.

  • Emily by Emily, UK
  • 11 years ago

I can totally relate to this my grandad died two years ago and I feel exactly the same! Just never forget your mother is looking over you and is your guardian angel now! You're very talented to!

  • Kiana Baker by Kiana Baker
  • 12 years ago

When I was around seven years old I made my friend Kay Kay go to a playground by the woods with me. A lot of things happened but in the end we were both tied up and she was shot and killed. I've always blamed myself thinking if I would've just listened to her and stayed home then maybe she'd be alive today. So I completely understand.

  • Chye by Chye, North Carolina
  • 12 years ago

My Parents divorced when I was 4, I still see both my parents though, I'm sorry that this has happened to you and I hope it will get better from here. You sound like a very nice person, And you don't deserve it. I'm 13, and I am living a good life and if you need any advice ask one of your closest friends.

  • Kayla by Kayla, Connecticut
  • 12 years ago

Wow this poem is really touching. I can't relate to this but when I was a baby my "dad" left me and I have never seen him. I have no idea what he looks like but I know he's in jail for raping a 13 year old girl. My mom is crazy. She tried to kill herself in front of me and my sister and I was destroyed. I love her but I hate her for putting us through that. Sometimes I just wanna die. I'm 13

  • Danny by Danny, Lincolnshire
  • 12 years ago

Bro, this poem is amazing... I'm a 14 year old boy and it still made me cry. My parents are divorced and my dad disappeared about two years ago, we thinks he's probably dead. And if he is, he died thinking I hated him so I can sort of relate... Great poem anyway dude.

  • Triston by Triston, Virginia
  • 13 years ago

Man, I hope it gets better for you. My mom is a druggie and my dad died when I was young, so I can sort of relate. This poem made me want to talk to her again after about a year. Thanks man.

  • Toronto by Toronto, Canada
  • 13 years ago

Wow, this poem is beautiful. I always thought that since my mother and father divorced when I was a baby, I was the only person in the world living with regret. It carries so much feeling, and that's what poems do. Carry feeling in them. Bless :)

  • K by K, Australia
  • 13 years ago

I found this so touching. I used to hate my mum because I thought "How can she choose drugs over me? Aren't I worth more than that?" But then I realized that she had so much going on in her mind from her past that she had never gotten help with. I also found that she was actually ashamed and thought that I would be better off without her. She thought that I wouldn't want to hear from her because she wasn't worth it. I know I can't speak for your mum, but I wouldn't be surprised if she was like this too because sadly, it's not a unique story. Xo

  • February by February, Oregon
  • 13 years ago

This poem touched me, but I couldn't cry. I don't know how long it has been since I cried.... I feel emotionless cause of it..

  • Jasmine by Jasmine, Emoville
  • 13 years ago

This touched me deeply!! I loved it I always read these when I'm sad and they make me happy

  • Karoline by Karoline
  • 13 years ago

I thought your poem was amazing. It touched me deeply because it happened to my friend, and he would of bent backwards just to say he loved her. Thank you :-)

  • Victoria by Victoria, Texas
  • 13 years ago

I have had lots of stuff happen to me but never this sad. I'm sorry for what happened. by my name you can tell I'm one of the goody goodies. but I'm not I was a cutter too but I forced myself to stop if I didn't then I would have nothing, no friends = no one to explain yourself to, or hang out with . my parents just got divorced in September and my mom has to go to jail for who knows how long? I still lay there at night thinking of all the things I regret doing

  • Judy by Judy
  • 13 years ago

I feel like this most of the time because my day and my mom are divorced and it hurts so bad sometimes he don't even want me to call her sometimes

  • Samantha by Samantha, Lewiston MN
  • 13 years ago

I can really relate to this and its so sad for the fact that it takes poetry for people to finally see what a person is really feeling at the time. I am a cutter and I understand how all this goes.

  • Xian by Xian
  • 13 years ago

I can relate to you, my parents are divorced and I never see my mom, it really touched me, and ever since these problems happened I've become depressed and anti-social and everywhere I go people call me emo, and no one can relate to me, has nothing in common, and I barely have anyone I can relate to. Thanks for sharing this.

  • Karen by Karen, California
  • 13 years ago

Wow you are very talented. I was touched. To be honest I cried when I was reading this. I really want to relate to this. but it's hard. My mother she acts like a 15 year old. My father well he is paying for his mistakes right now. When my mom doesn't get what she wants she always threatens me or I get hit. She has kicked me out a couple of times. and no I am not of age. In fact I am not a teenager ether. My name is Karen I hate my life and I am of age 12. I am still a little girl. in fact I am a baby. still crawling on her knees hoping someone will find her. find her a give her a give her a hand. In fact I think you are very lucky. I hope your life goes great. and don't stop writing you are very talented. a talent you have to be wise with. :D <3 Karen

  • Davina by Davina
  • 14 years ago

Wow, love the story, I can understand, although my parents never got married, and my dads a complete drunk, I love him, he tried to kill me a couple times, and I don't understand why. I'm 14 now, and I live with my mom, I've gone through some hard times with my moms boyfriends and stuff, but I'm working on getting over it, I hope you will have a wonderful life and be able to get through the rough patches in life, it's not easy but you can do it!

  • Christine by Christine, New York
  • 14 years ago

Wow this poem really touched me. your very talented! and I am sorry about your mother...my parents are divorced too. I hope you can get through this.

  • Emma by Emma
  • 14 years ago

Oh wow that's so touching it made me cry. The same thing happened to me even though my dads a drunk some times I think maybe I would be better if I stayed with my mum though I was to young to make that decision, I can so sympathize with what you feel

  • Glendys by Glendys
  • 14 years ago

when I read your poem I couldn't stop myself from crying. My parents are divorced and my father doesn't care about me or my brother, that's why he never calls or attempts so see us since 2006. I turned 15 and he didn't call. If he dies tomorrow I will miss him but I won't regret never saying "I love you" because that's a feeling that doesn't exist anymore. thank you for writing this poem I love it.

  • Keegan by Keegan
  • 14 years ago

Very deep....Its hard to write something like that and publish it for everyone to see.....I admire you..

  • Norilo by Norilo
  • 14 years ago

Yo man Made me cry. Its so sad how your mom died. you didn't even get to call her . I know how you feel . Man you got words of wisdom . iltp for life . iltp = I love this poem for life . Hope you can at least live your life . And remember, Your mom will talk to you, In your dreams

  • Theresa by Theresa
  • 14 years ago

I know what this person is going thru because I went through it once. I never knew my mom because I have never seen her in my life, it's so sad to never know how it feels to have a mom.

  • candace by candace
  • 14 years ago

I love this poem it made me cry because I never knew my mom and I wish that if I did I would tell her that I love her but since I don't I can only dream about saying I love you

  • Jacqueline by Jacqueline
  • 14 years ago

I feel so sorry for you, but i know how you feel. the same thing happened to me. :(

  • Gertruda Domkute by Gertruda Domkute
  • 15 years ago

wow this poem is absolutely amazing!!!
I love it!!
and I'm so sorry about what happened to you
and I'm not just saying that
I really mean it
anyway...umm I cant wait to read more of your poems

  • Kutz Thakker by Kutz Thakker
  • 15 years ago

I loved your poem, reading your story made me cry, I feel very sorry for you.. and I really hope you can live on that's what your mum would have wanted. :)

  • Princesska Lang by Princesska Lang
  • 15 years ago

My sister got shot in a drive bye shooting and I was with her. :'( It wasn't easy for me to sit there and watch her die as I dial 9-1-1. As soon as I hear the nice, kind, man's voice in the phone saying "Hello." I hear her say. "Don't take anything of mine. But I do want you to take one thing. Take my love and never release it!" From that point she had just taken her last breath. The ambulance has just arrived. The rest is to sad for me to finish

  • Glaiza Rufino by Glaiza Rufino
  • 15 years ago

it's sad..yet so very interesting.. I loved it..

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