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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


Dwelling in twisted tulips of fate, 
I'm etching life's blackened stars beneath
Vehement veil of thunderstruck twilight, for, 
Obsidian tornados have crushed affectionate shorelines. 
Remorseful roses...

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Categories: divorce, angst, anxiety, dark, deep,
Form: Acrostic

Love once was the focus
of our lives
till marriage became contentious;
two sharp knives
piercing the heart of it,
killing it.
Teamed hardhearted misfits
by nature, antipathetic
where love’s the casualty
and we,...

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Categories: divorce,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Divorce
Stale mate?

7/7/15 Caryl S. Muzzey
Copyright © 2015 by Caryl S Muzzey

First Place Winner ~ "One Footle” Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: Judy Kono
Aug. 8, 2015...

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Categories: divorce, humorous,
Form: Footle
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

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,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Mixed Messages
Mixed Messages

One last ticket. 
One last seat on the train. 
Running fast, 
to make it, before there is 
no chance to escape, 
the fate of...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: divorce, abortion, abuse, addiction, dedication,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Everything Comes With a Blessing
No matter how distressing
  Everything comes with a blessing

A bitter divorce
  seems wrenching, of course
Yet through its crucible of fire
  you can...

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Categories: blessing, death, divorce, hope,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Conscious Uncoupling
Requiem for Henry and Sylvia

The papers arrived today. I gaze out the window of our posh villa and witness yet another spectacular Tuscan sunset. To...

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© Tom Woody  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: divorce, memory,
Form: Haibun
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
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
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,
Form: Romanticism
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,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Another One Down
Another One Down
And another one bites the dust. 

My friend, my neighbor, the lady next door, 
Rampant miscalculations of being too nice, 
two people...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: appreciation, betrayal, divorce, drink,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Suicide Prevention
You must be in so much pain to be considering this.
The hurt, the misery, the anguish, the agony;
you can feel it burrowing its way deep...

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Categories: divorce, angst, anti bullying, anxiety,
Form: Free verse
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: divorce, anger, betrayal, break up,
Form: Couplet
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,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Trouble and Strife For Ex Husband and Wife
Rick was violent and showed no remorse
His alcoholic outbursts lead to their divorce

Wife Sue moves away with Billy their son
Then Billy’s badly injured in a...

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Categories: child, divorce, health,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member 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 Crossroads
I was at a crossroads in my life when I met you.
My heart was in turmoil and indecision infiltrated 
every fiber of my being. Should...

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Categories: children, destiny, divorce, light,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Heavy Splendor
so there I was hanging out
between the door jam 
in between the 
crack and sunlight 
hoping to grow like the skinny weed
trying to break free...

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Categories: break up, divorce,
Form: Free verse
I Just Don'T Understand It
And I know you didn't plan it
it's so hard for us to understand it
I love you, I hate you - I just don't understand it

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Categories: break up, divorce, emotions,
Form: Verse
Premium Member A Broken Relationship
A Broken Relationship

Soft tears rolled down her cheeks
as she rolled over to face his back,
for she knew in her heart so deep that
a love for...

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Categories: abuse, divorce, lonely,
Form: Free verse
Field of Forever
Snow crested range backdrop, gurgling creek allurement
At long last was the field, ours its loamy splendor
Our fertile paradise beneath stars and thunder
Within this promise, we...

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Categories: divorce, love, marriage,
Form: Italian Sonnet
A Bloody Rose
Roses here, Roses there,
bloody roses everywhere.

February brings them to our life,
while others hide a broken wife.

Young girls dream of their shining white knight,
when do you...

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Categories: divorce, allusion, anger, baby, beautiful,
Form: Romanticism