Divorce Poems

Poems About Divorce

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.

Poetry on Separation and Divorce for Broken Families


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  1. Questions, Through The Eyes Of A 6 Year Old Boy

    • By Adam T. Cumberbatch
    • Published: February 2006

    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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  3. My Lost Love My Lost Child

    • By Garrett W. Wheeler
    • Published: February 2006
    Losing Custody Of Child Poem

    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 lost custody of my son during my divorce. Over the years it was very painful to grow the relationship with my son. I lost total communication with my son five years ago (he is 18 now)....

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  4. Through The Eyes Of A Child

    • By Brianna K. Slone
    • Published: February 2006
    Why Did 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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  6. Empty Spaces

    Memories Of Daughter

    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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    Since I wrote this poem I have gained full residence (custody) of my beloved daughter. We are both so happy now.

  7. My Baby Girl

    • By Justin
    • Published: November 2011
    Letter From Father To Daughter Explaining Divorce

    I lay here and think of how pretty your 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.

  8. Why Mom?

    • By Gabriel P. Castillo
    • Published: February 2006
    Wondering Why Mom Left

    What started it? What really went wrong?
    Was our family's love not as strong?
    It's hard to believe my mother's the one who's gone
    Every night I cry and think about what went wrong

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    Same goes to me. My parents got divorced in 2014 so its been two years already. I don't want to know who's fault is it, I'm tired. I'm the eldest from five siblings, so I need to take care of...

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  10. Flowered Heart

    • By Maeghan P.
    • Published: May 2008
    What Dad Missed Out On

    When you left me
    I was too young to see
    I was too young to tell
    how much pain you would make my heart dwell

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    I know most of you guys know how I feel. I never really knew what my dad did. I have a piece of advice for you: don't worry, you are special. God created you for a reason. Try and help...

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  11. Goodbye Note

    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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  12. Last Walk Down Memory Lane


    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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    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...

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  13. Honey, You Can Have Him!

    • By Jessica L. Schickel
    • Published: June 2010
    Letter To The Other Woman

    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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