I don’t know how to tell you.
Where should I begin?
It didn’t just start yesterday.
The marriage is nearing an end.
Your mother and I have decided.
Since we have grown so far apart.
There is no way to reconcile,
What matters is what’s in our hearts.
Do not try to blame yourself.
You have wonderful capabilities.
Within our marriage we RECOGNIZED.
It brought us love, hope, and tranquility.
We all have obstacles to overcome.
You need to understand.
When your pain becomes so great.
We will be there as a support plan.
It is hard for our children to express themselves.
All the anger gets locked away.
As your father, the same mistakes were made.
I delayed the problems for another day.
Finally, we had to realize.
We aren’t the only ones involved.
It is TIME, to be honest, and open.
How did our marriage dissolve?
A lot was invested in our relationship.
I thought it would truly last.
Lies and deceit played a huge part.
Love is now the past.
We had to get our courage up.
Our children have done nothing wrong.
The emptiness we all will suffer.
Just know YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
DEDICATION: This poem GIVES RECOGNITION to all the families across America and the NATION who are going through the process of a DIVORCE or their DIVORCE has become FINAL. Children take a tremendous PRIME BEATDOWN in the fallout of the split in the marriage. It is just not the parent’s DIVORCE but the DIVORCE of a FAMILY UNIT. Even if there are no children involved, DIVORCE is a DEATH that can be RESURRECTED through a greater sense of PURPOSE-reason, PASSION-true intense emotions, a PLACEMENT-in position to accommodate others, PRODUCTIVITY-output, and POWER-effectiveness. Will Downing would sing it to the tune of I Tried. Toni Braxton’s swan song is Just Be A Man About It.