Posts tagged ‘divorce’

November 29, 2017

HAIKU: DRIFTWOOD MEMOIRES

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Driftwood Memories

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November 15, 2017

LIFE WITHOUT U

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

life without U
seems _nimaginable
_ndeniably painf_l and sad 

yo_r leaving me
was _nforseeable

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November 6, 2017

PULL THE TRIGGER WHEN YOU’RE READY

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

take the gun
and load it
put the bullets in

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September 16, 2017

ALLEY CAT

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

the soul of a hunter
restless
elusive
always on the move 

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August 20, 2017

A LOSING BATTLE

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

as she signs the final papers

she keeps blinking her eyes

thinking of vows, remembering lies

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August 16, 2017

I LISTENED WITH MY HEART

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

she read the words upon the page
then took it like a man
her eyes got red and misty
but not one teardrop fell

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August 15, 2017

HAIKU: IT’S NOT WORKING

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

I choose not to care

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August 6, 2017

THE END

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

Have we reached
the final page
of the final chapter 

The End of our time together

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July 18, 2017

OLD TOY

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

I’m an old toy
up on a shelf
replaced by a new one
I’m all by myself

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July 16, 2017

SPECIFIC REQUEST

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

In disbelief,
He described
her exact words to me
they were:

unambiguous
definitive
descriptive
emotional
heated
final
and
specific

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July 15, 2017

A MARATHON SLOW DANCE

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

Even if our

Last Dance

was a Marathon

Slow Dance

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July 15, 2017

HEDONIST

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

hedonist
“if it feels good do it”
no thought of right or wrong
no permanent commitments
have ever lasted long 

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July 11, 2017

AS HE WAS

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

tie ‘em
leash ‘em
train ‘em 

and fence ‘em in
because

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July 10, 2017

OLD NEWS

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

How can he be so deaf

when my heart is crying?

Why can’t he see

the tears that fall as I cry?

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July 1, 2017

AN EMOTIONAL NUCLEAR EXPLOSION

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

She set off
an emotional
nuclear explosion
when she said,
“I want a divorce” 

I was blinded by
a burning truth
searing my soul 

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June 25, 2017

THE KEY

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

she wants to keep the key
it seems rather strange
since she’s left
            the city
                        the state
                                    and me

she needed to distance me
            with time
                        with miles
                                    with an affair

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June 19, 2017

WEAPONS

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

 a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

twenty six letters
weapons
funny shapes and angles
made into words
telling me things
I don’t want to know 

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June 15, 2017

RAINY DAYS

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

rainy days

remind me

how much I miss

the warmth

and the light

of the sun

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June 15, 2017

RECOVERY

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm
 

solitude

          being alone

 

loneliness

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June 14, 2017

HER “FINAL SOLUTION” FOR US

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

 

Separation

Deprivation

No Calling

No Contact

No Caring

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June 14, 2017

SHE KNEW ME TOO WELL

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

 

She had no fear

that I would run

she had no shame

for what she’d done

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June 12, 2017

A FAVOR

by thereluctantpoet

—-MEMORIES OF THE PAST—-
By Charles Robert Lindholm

it’s really quite a favor
though at times it’s hard to see
it took awhile to see the light
when the message came to me

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June 11, 2017

PAWNS

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

 

We were pawns

the little pieces

in a fight

between opponents

Mom and Dad

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June 11, 2017

I FUMBLED WITH MY SMILE

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

You’re supposed to be brave
You’re not supposed to cry

but I fumbled with my smile each time
I was forced to mumble, Hi! 

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June 1, 2017

WOULD YOU MARRY ME AGAIN?

by thereluctantpoet

—-THE DARK DAYS—-
By Charles Robert Lindholm
 

It was a simple little question
with an answer – Yes or No
but I had to hear her answer
and my heart just had to know
 

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May 30, 2017

CONCURRENT CHOOSING

by thereluctantpoet


By Charles Robert Lindholm

I can choose you
but what does it matter
unless you choose me too 

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April 26, 2017

-23.04.17_19:01-

by dokurtybitz

Little digs,

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April 22, 2017

THANK YOU FOR LEAVING ME (REFLECTIONS ON THE TRUTH)

by thereluctantpoet

 

By Charles Robert Lindholm  

 I wish I would

stay angry

the way they say

I should

But I’ve learned

that letting go

makes me feel so good

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