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. Yes, that is true. The emotional nuclear blast is much worse than the biological nuclear weapons. In emotional nuclear blast leaves some permanent marks on our souls. The other blast will take the lives away but less painful. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Ohhh, Yonnie! You sure know how to make this Little Ol’ Poet blush! Thanks so much for your kind and sweet words! This was written about a friend’s marriage but fit the end of mine (#2) also!
      Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

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    1. So happy you enjoyed this!! Yes, the nuclear winter did end, thankfully! Days and years, gone in an instant – poof! The photo pretty well illustrated the feeling at the time! So appreciate all of your comments!

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    1. Aww, Thank you so much, My Friend! Your comment makes my words so happy, and me too! I so glad you have enjoyed this and the others. I guess I did get these posts a little related by subject. So glad you didn’t mind!


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