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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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      Shyron E Shenko 2 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

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      *

      Blessings always

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 2 months ago from Reno NV

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

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 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...

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 2 months ago from Reno NV

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

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      Audrey Howitt 2 months ago from California

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

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      Audrey Hunt 2 months ago from Nashville Tn.

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

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      Teresa Pelka 2 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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      Jamie Lee Hamann 2 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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      Ann Carr 6 weeks 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!

      Ann

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