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Best Divorce Poems

Below are the all-time best Divorce poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of divorce poems written by PoetrySoup members

To a Divorce Woman
Death appeared in your marriage
Ugly Words were spoken creating a cause to leave
For some there was an applause for your breakup
Because some spoke behind your...

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© Mark Frank  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: divorce,
Form: Didactic

Premium Member An Insignificant Life - collaboration with The Seeker
That godless sound
His head explodes at 6:01am
Same as every day
He falls out of bed
Steps on the cat
Slides into his slippers
Shuffles to the kitchen
Puts the coffee...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: absence, break up, divorce,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Can We Be Strangers
the holes in the walls are all patched
and the plaster is dry
the broken glass is swept away
or turned to sand

I only want that when I...

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© P.S. AWTRY  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: divorce, forgiveness,
Form: Free verse
Sad Song -Tanka
"Marriage after Sunrise"

sunset drunken light
on lavender glass of wine
a long lost tear falls
converts into sleeping pills
dismiss the rain again

"Divorce before Sunset"


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Categories: divorce, beauty, care, deep, depression, sad,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member It Only Hurts When I Smile
I put a smile on my face when I go outside 

My friends all see the pain I try to hide in my eyes

And I...

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Categories: break up, cry, divorce, feelings, heartbreak,
Form: Lyric

Premium Member Will You See Truth Beyond That Dark Stone Fence
Will You See Truth Beyond That Dark Stone Fence

Can you feel true heart in early dawn's light
soft grace and gentle winds in Spring's new flight.

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Categories: divorce, art, character, deep, integrity, life, light,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus

Poets are like magicians.
They trick the heart into feeling, 
“things” they had no idea, were there at all. 

Sadly poets don’t always know how...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: divorce, 12th grade, abortion, abuse, allah, america,
Form: Free verse
Prophecy of Sand
Men, they say

We have been subjugated by their culture and rules
The norms and the religions of masculine fools
The laws and the clowns
The world one day...

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Categories: dedication, divorce, history,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Valentine's Day Musings
All year long he puts my heart on a shelf
No surprise I’d rather be by myself
     If there’s no Valentine treat

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Categories: divorce, funny, holiday
Form: Limerick
Premium Member How much do I love thee
How much do I love thee
Let me tabulate all the ways

I bought you a new Mercedes
	With gold plated tire rims
I bought you a humongous diamond...

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Categories: betrayal, divorce, freedom, money, wisdom,
Form: Light Verse
Unfinished Love Affair
Unfinished Love Affair

It's been so long since I've seen you.
Don't know how or why you remain,
At the forefront of my memory,
But you do and will always remain.
Time has passed, and...

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Categories: divorce, hurt, repetition, romance,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Blank White Paper
Blank white paper
Infinite hope, endless promise 
An inspirational instrument

The artists canvas and lawmakers device
How an absent lover expresses love so precise

So much to say, I’m...

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Categories: divorce, hope,
Form: Narrative
Yellow Flowers
You made me love yellow flowers
in the middle of July,
when everything was dying
because the ground was so dry.

You offered them to me
with the faintest smile...

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Categories: divorce, flower, heartbreak, love, love hurts,
Form: Romanticism
Premium Member November Chills Remind Me
November Chills Remind Me

As November chill creeps in
I think of June and a friend
Sun beaming so eagerly down
our spot at the edge of town

Silent moments...

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Categories: divorce, absence, farewell, friend, goodbye, introspection, loss,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Lines to Live by Thanks M W
Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution.
A dame that knows the ropes isn't likely to get tied up.
Every woman knows,...

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Categories: divorce, funny, girlfriend-boyfriend
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member Much Needed Wind
I’ve watched the societal winds of change
blowing all my life.
The transformations they’ve brought about,
to say the least, are rife.

I know of many who once served...

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Categories: divorce, analogy, bible, books, change, children, god,
Form: Rhyme
For Two Timing Husbands
How many tears must fall from brown eyes before I lay me down to sleep.
Where hurtful dreams of betrayal and lies hide in shadows they...

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© Mary Hoose  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: anger, betrayal, break up, divorce, leaving,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member "Two Thousand Twelve"
Free verse Rhyme

Never fearing.. as love is nearing
Love's consciousness force... completes it’s divorce...(Jer. 3:8) Metaphorically Love divorces
From the mind of strife... that cuts as a...

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Categories: divorce, inspirational, lovelove, universe,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member You Say You Love Me
You say you love me but you’re not
You say you’re going to fight and give it all you got
You say you find it hard to...

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© Mark Toney  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: addiction, conflict, divorce, drug, heartbreak, lost
Form: Lyric
Premium Member On My Own
On My Own

It is early in the day for most. 
I am just going to sleep. ‘
This will make many people angry. 
But at times,...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: divorce, abortion, absence, abuse, addiction, allah, angel,
Form: Narrative
It Dawns on Me

I wake up next to no one right at dawn
to check for late night texts that don't exist
The paperboy throws news toward the lawn
and moves...

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Categories: divorce,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member What Would Wallis Say
What Would Wallis Say?

What would Wallis say if she were there that day,
a divorcee too, American through and through?
Did she offensively blink when Diana winked?

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Categories: divorce, england, history, prejudice,
Form: Rhyme
23 years old,
Old enough to drink wine,
Old enough to drive a car,
Yet still, she sits at the kids' table,

She decides to get away,
Stay away from...

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© Flora Mack  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: divorce, 5th grade, autumn, emo, poetry, thanksgiving
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Mirror Mirror
Mirror Mirror

Do not lie. I know that you want to. 
I know that you may need to.  
I am broken, and soon…
You will be...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: divorce, 12th grade, cinderella, happy, hello, hero,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member What Has Happened To GODs Old Fashioned Women
What Happened To GOD’s Old Fashioned Women?

Women who were careful how they spoke and didn’t use
profanity to get their thoughts across.  Who loved their

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Categories: divorce, tribute, women,
Form: Narrative