Divorcee Blues

I lost my heart
because I was reckless
I lost my faith
because I was fickle
I lost my house
because I was stupid
I lost my job
because I lost all confidence in myself
I lost the one constant
that I believed in
that firm foundation of my marital house
turned out to be built on slippery sand
And more so the one constant that was you
Turned out to be a lie, a fabrication, a dupe
of your younger self that I allowed myself to believe in
But boy, let me tell you
This is the last time
anyone fucks up my head, my heart, my life
I am cutting this marital umbilical cord
that binds us
I am denying you air
I am suffocating you
So that you do not exist to me anymore
I divorce thee
I divorce thee
I despise thee!

About this poem

This is another poem I wrote in 1999 when I was undergoing the breakup of my marriage. It captures my angst at what was happening to me.

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Written on August 07, 1999

Submitted by taminator2016 on January 16, 2023

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Characters 709
Words 148
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 26

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