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


the shock wave

of her words

wounded my heart


the devastation

was complete

it destroyed

our home

our family

and our dreams

of a future


It ended – us

with an irrevocable

unilateral decision

that left memories

broken and scattered about

in my mind


but the world kept on turning

the hurting slowly subsided

as Time’s healing helped end the pain

and Hope has brought

a new and better future

than I could ever

have imagined


and like the Spring

follows Winter

Love has returned

to my heart

 © 2017 Charles Robert Lindholm – All Rights Reserved

Inspired by the Daily Post, Daily Prompt – Devastation – 1/24/2017

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  1. Your comment on my post led me to this poignant piece, Chuck. Thank you for sharing. Love who you built something beautiful out of a wreckage such as divorce. And that ending… happy to know love has returned .

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    1. So happy you enjoyed it!! Yes, I have been blessed to be sure! Your piece was so wonderful and hit a nerve and I remembered this. Letting go, Moving on, forgiving and forgetting are not easy things to do for those who have truly loved and had it end!! I so love your words/work and your tender heart, My Dear!! Would love to collaborate with you again?????


    1. Thank you so much! Your tender and caring heart is so much appreciated!!! And just as love has returned to me I am sure that it will for you too – and I’m hoping soon! Thanks so much for the views!

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  2. Great words Charles. These things are given to us so we appreciate the right things when they appear. Having travelled this path I can feel the emotions in this poem 🙂

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    1. Amen to that! Thank so much for your comment. I really appreciate your kind words and expert opinion. Yes, I feel the same way too. It’s like someone who has had a near death experience. They don’t ever look at life so matter of fact ever again. Sorry to hear you had to travel that path but then as long as you ended up in the right place you have to be, as you say – Thank You!

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