A Divorce Pantoum

Updated on April 3, 2017

I think backwards and mark each spot with an X

There are so many things that must be said again

when our relationship changed after sex,

To map out a life with me with my kids, a plan.

There are so many things that must be said again

Where do we save all this new living document

to map out a life of me with my kids, a plan,

Details on calendar squared up to my advent.

Where do we save all this new living document?

On my white chest, a Godzilla, a bronze Unicorn,

Details on calendar squared to my Advent,

brightly colored instruments, most of them foreign.

On my white chest a Godzilla, a bronze unicorn,

what used to fit into a much bigger property,

brightly colored instruments, most of them foreign

not enough space for a sense of unity.

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      • annart profile image

        Ann Carr 

        21 months ago from SW England

        It certainly takes a while to sort out a new life, especially one we didn't particularly want to see; been there, done that - twice! But now I'm glad it all went that way. Better things arrive!


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        Jamie Lee Hamann 

        22 months ago from Reno NV

        Thank you Audrey and Audrey I am happy to hear from you this morning. Teresa I am optimistic that things will work out. Thank you. Jamie

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        Teresa Pelka 

        22 months ago from Dublin, Ireland

        I do not regret having divorced; would not be back into that. Maybe you write something more optimistic on divorce, one day. :)

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        Audrey Hunt 

        22 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Well done, Jamie. I wish you well. Writing really helps.

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        Audrey Howitt 

        22 months ago from California

        Hugs Jamie--beautifully crafted--keep writing your way through

      • jhamann profile imageAUTHOR

        Jamie Lee Hamann 

        22 months ago from Reno NV

        Thank you always exploring it certainly has been an interesting time. Jamie

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        Ruby Jean Richert 

        22 months ago from Southern Illinois

        A divorce is sad, I know I've been there. It takes time, but life goes on, and if you're lucky it gets better..Yea...

      • jhamann profile imageAUTHOR

        Jamie Lee Hamann 

        22 months ago from Reno NV

        Thank you Shyron. I am enjoying your wonderful poetic responses. I hope you have a great day. Jamie

      • Shyron E Shenko profile image

        Shyron E Shenko 

        22 months ago from Texas

        Jamie, it is such a sad event

        When two people become discontent

        With differences they cannot vent

        And they have lost the way

        Of what loving meant



        Blessings always


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