Divorce Poems

Divorce Poems

Poems about Divorced Parents

It is an unfortunate fact that divorce has become commonplace in our society. The pain and anguish this is created in a divorce has a ripple effect on the family unit. Often family members are confused as how to act around the now divorced couple. Children are often used as pawns between their father and mother. Each one may try to gain the upper hand in the battle for their children's affection. Getting divorced may be necessary in cases when a relationship cannot be salvaged. However, the couple should keep in mind that the entire family unit will be affected by a divorce.

42 Poems on Separation and Divorce for Broken Families

  1. 1. My Lost Love - My Lost Child

    • By Garrett W. Wheeler
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A parent who loses custody of his child lets the child know that they are not forgotten and that he looks forward to the day they will be reunited.

    I wonder what you're doing
    and how you're living life.
    What new things did you learn today
    and how did you sleep last night?

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    I know God sees us through our trials, and sometimes we never know why. I want to share my story of hope! I was a teacher and I worked in the inner city. I've seen a ton of kids go through...

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  3. 2. Don't You Want Me?

    • By Jenny Miller
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2013

    My parents divorced when I was 5 and are constantly talking bad about each other. Neither one listens to me when I try to talk to them. I feel as if they have both abandoned me, choosing to talk about someone they despise over listening to me.

    Daddy says he loves me, but he doesn't really mean it
    Mommy says she cares, but I'm not dumb enough to believe it
    They both just want the money that comes with the child
    Don't you want me?

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  5. 3. Best Interest Of The Child

    • By Marsha K. Moore
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A sharp reminder to parents to really think about the best interests of the child.

    What is in the best interest of the child
    Parents fighting in the home
    When one decides to roam
    Parents fighting when they split

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    I am so sorry for what your going through! I know exactly how you feel. I'm going through the same thing right now except I got my kids taken away because I was in and out of the hospital...

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  6. 4. Through The Eyes Of A Child

    • By Brianna K. Slone
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    Timeless Question: "My parents got divorced, but why'd I lose my dad?"

    When I was only two years old,
    My daddy went away.
    He swore he'd always love me,
    But he said he couldn't stay.

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    I am so touched by the poem Why Did I Lose My Dad. I am a single father raising two kids, a 14 year old boy and a six year girl. I stay with a boy, and the girl stays with the grandmother of...

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  7. 5. Healing A Broken Family Tree

    I originally wrote the poem called "A Broken Family Tree" 12 years ago. It was published on this site under my married name Lori A. Cain but is now under Lori McBride. The last verse in that poem said "I am one of many, but I alone will go." Since 2001, time has proven that I did not go alone because the Lord was with me. Meanwhile, a new tree has begun just as the original poem said. This poem is about how vital forgiveness is to future generations.

    When resentment and offense
    Invade the very crevices of your heart
    It burns fierce like sulfur
    As it forces love to depart.

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    I am glad I found a good poem about forgiveness here on this site when looking up poetry for "I miss my daughter." It's so good and supportive to have good, wholesome poetry accessible on one...

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  8. 6. Goodbye Note

    • By S Raine
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2008

    To the man who promised to make my dreams come true. My nightmare ends today. I'm leaving still loving you, instead of staying and hating you.

    I never thought this day would come.
    I truly thought you were the one.
    We used to laugh and talk all night.
    Now we argue, fuss, and fight.

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    Wow the poem really touched me especially the introduction part: I'm leaving still loving you instead of staying and hating you. The poem is very simple easy to analyze I'm going to use this...

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  9. 7. Broken

    • By Alexus R. Avery
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2018

    When I was very young my parents split up, and I had to stay with my mom. I recently moved across the country from my dad and his side of the family, and I decided to write this poem about my family kind of falling apart and how I feel inside about it.

    Broken dreams
    Turning into silent screams.
    Listening to the loud noise.
    Oh boy, how it destroys

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    This is a great poem. The flow goes uninterruptedly, and I wish it would go on and on. Good poem.

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  10. 8. Empty Spaces

    Haunted by the memories of a child

    I sit alone here every day,
    Thinking of the child you took away.
    She was my heart, she was my soul.
    She was the thing that made me whole.

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    It is so hard to gracefully find words to express this deep grief that overwhelms and has no mercy. Every day without your child, or in my case 3 daughters, only gets harder and harder. It is...

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  11. 9. Not Your Little Girl

    • By Alex O
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2008

    My parents got in a fight over church one morning. My dad was kicked out of the house and now it's almost as if he was never here to begin with.

    I was ten years old
    when a fight one morning
    destroyed my family
    without even a warning.

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    When I was 3, my mom and step-dad got married. It was my first memory. I got 2 new step brothers and a new step sister. Everything was fine, until one day. I was seven. My mom and step dad...

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  12. 10. Broken Heart

    • By Norm
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2015

    I wrote this today, after going through a divorce. I was with my ex for 16 years, and now I'm able to put into a few words how I feel.

    I know you say you love me,
    But you don't see
    How this breaks my heart,
    Since we are now apart.

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    Buddy, I feel your pain. Obviously, reading divorce poems... I too was married for 16 years with two children. Oh how I wish I could have made her feel more love. She's gone now and I...

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  13. 11. My Baby Girl

    • By Justin
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2011

    While my wife and I were separated, I wrote this while picturing the worst for my little girl.

    I lay here and think of how pretty you are
    Daddy's little angel shines like a star
    I'm sorry this happened to your little heart
    That Mommy and Daddy had to split apart

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    My parents split before I was born. My dad came back when I was two just to leave again. This is so true though. Just because parents split doesn't mean they don't love you.

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  14. 12. The Window

    • By Jake Tipton
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems January 2009

    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...

    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

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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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  15. 13. Questions

    • By Adam T. Cumberbatch
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A child's innocence is shattered when his daddy leaves.

    Can you tuck me into bed, Mama?
    Don't forget to kiss me goodnight.
    Can you tell me a story, Mama,
    Before you turn out the lights?

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    My family lives together, but my son sacrifices. We live in a 2 bedroom apartment: dad in the living room, him in his room, me in my room. We aren't happy anymore, and my son senses it. We...

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  16. 14. Reality

    • By Marilyn Terry
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2008

    Is the marriage over? Written in regards to my husband, Cameron D. Terry.

    As I sit alone in my room tonight,
    It sure is a change from the same old fight.
    I want to be held and loved tonight,
    To share all my dreams with the man who lost sight.

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    Very touching and so sad as well. May Almighty God guide you wherever you are and you go according to His will.

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  17. 15. Honey, You Can Have Him!

    • By Jessica L. Schickel
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2010

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

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

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    He cheated again after got caught cheating with a close family member years ago. He has cheated and I've been oblivious. I stay because our lifestyle is comfortable and because I was married...

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  18. 16. Love In My Life

    Putting things on paper is therapeutic for me. A "poetic" style works best for me to keep my thoughts from straying. Thanks for allowing me to share!

    I married a man too early in life
    and wasn't prepared to be a good wife.
    I believed he loved me and things would be fine.
    My love for him would grow over time.

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  19. 17. Last Walk Down Memory Lane

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

    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.

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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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  20. 18. More Than Life

    I wrote this poem to my daughters. I lost a very bitter custody battle, and the father of my daughters was able to convince them to not allow me visitation with them. And so for many years, he played a kind of yoyo game with me by going back and forth from denying me to allowing me to see them for a little while only to abruptly stop again.

    To my so sweet babies,
    Who suffer through this most,
    I am so very sorry
    You must read this in a post.

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  21. 19. My Life After My Parents' Divorce

    • By Kayla K. Eikermann
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A poem written by a daughter after her parents' divorce. She mourns the life that she had but is also excited about her new life with two families and her parents' freedom to pursue their dreams.

    This is my life:

    My parents are split up.
    I can't believe they gave up.

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    I love this poem and relate to it very much! I'm using it for a class presentation. After my parents got divorced, God blessed me with the best bonus mom ever! She even feels like my own. My...

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  22. 20. Fall In Between

    • By Michaela Ann
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2011

    My mother and father recently have gotten divorced. My mom didn't know how to cope. The only thing she knew to do was to leave us kids behind - leave my 7-year old brother, my 15-year old sister and I. She would be out all hours of the night, drinking while I stayed up waiting for her. Imagine what it's like having your little brother ask why his mom doesn't want him? Imagine that life.

    I walk down this lane.
    Full of pain,
    waiting for a brighter light.
    It seems unreasonable.

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