Wednesday, April 8, 2009


I’ve never been married…
But I know what a divorce feels like
Together we thought we’d last forever… endured the assumptions of our friends
Still until our finale… we outlasted their involvements
And their speculation
Jointly we made financial investments... vacationed together
Created lifelong memories… erased the old and the harsh
Within the first five days, I knew I loved you
And wanted to build my life with you
We became a family…You me and your daughter
Through the years… I saw the bricks to our edifice slowly crumbling… slipping… falling
Every time I failed to put a smile on your face… or when I found myself lonely
Even while lying in your arms… or sleeping in your bed
I tried to put us back together but instead of using water and concrete
My attempts were more like… spit and dirt
And with every fight… and every miserable moment
Our connection became more like confinement
And so we parted
But families never really disband… Or do they?
We packed up clothes… took down pictures
Boxed up memories… closed accounts
Scheduled visits
Tried to create some kind of normalcy… keep everyone happy
But you weren’t happy
You were not settled
So I hope that today changed things for you… for us
Today I returned to you… your keys… and you returned mine
Relationship dissolved
And it breaks my heart

4 comments:

ninamm said...

*sniffling*

MsKnowitAll said...

Thank you Nina... I have somebody to sniff with me. :-)

Kiayaphd said...

I've never married but I've been divorced too. You brought back all of those old feelings. I pray you, all of you, are healing now.

MsKnowitAll said...

Kiaya... I thank you and receive your energy... please continue to keep us in your prayers.