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. 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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