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Death Of A Marriage - Poem by C.J. Heck

I’ve given it my best.
The years frown back
from the mirror
to show me just how long,
until at last
I have to concede finality.
It’s over,
and I was the last
to know.

In spite of the realization,
it still hurts.
I’m told feelings are
hardest to let go of,
I suppose because
we’ve worn them
for so long.

Yet everyone knows
nothing is all bad.

The good was good,
but when the bad stretches
arrive more often,
stay longer
and hurt twice as much,
I finally see
the only time I’m happy
is when I’m alone.

The bad overshadows
anything good
and I see things
for what they really are.

Today, I stood in the yard
with my arms outstretched.
I had to see if he began
where my fingers ended,
- the way he used to,
but there was nothing there,
only air.

Then I checked my arms.
There must be needle tracks …
hell, he was like
an addiction,
but there were none.

When did the wrongs become
a way of life?
Apologies can no longer reboot trust
and there’s no going back.
In sad resignation
I’ve discovered I’m out of
last chances to give.

Feelings truly are
the hardest to let go of
and it really is
because we have a past,
and I ache knowing
there can be no future.

Nonetheless, I hate losing.
I loathe having failed at something
I’ve poured so much of me into
for so long …
but you just know,
and there in the
midst of the knowing
lies the death of a marriage.


Comments about Death Of A Marriage by C.J. Heck

  • Gold Star - 12,124 Points Brian Johnston (1/18/2014 3:25:00 PM)

    An excellent channeling of difficult feelings without censorship or excuse, just acceptance. you make the name Poet one we can all be proud of. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 9,222 Points Adeline Foster (12/11/2013 11:45:00 AM)

    Great poem; keeps one reading to the end. I like the way you write statements not rages. Read mine – When Love Dies -
    Adeline (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 24,927 Points Ramesh Rai (8/22/2013 10:07:00 AM)

    Apologies can no longer reboot trust
    the only time I’m happy
    is when I’m alone.
    loved reading twice (Report) Reply

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Poems About Marriage

  1. 51. Death Of A Marriage , C.J. Heck
  2. 52. A Marriage , Robert Creeley
  3. 53. Freedom In Your Marriage? , Richard Merrell
  4. 54. Epithalamium: A Marriage Poem , Henry Livingston Jr.
  5. 55. On Marriage , Richard Crashaw
  6. 56. A Mammon-Marriage , George MacDonald
  7. 57. Marriage Songs , George MacDonald
  8. 58. Marriage Morn. , Robert Crawford
  9. 59. Given In Marriage Unto Thee , Emily Dickinson
  10. 60. Autumn Begets Spring- Hilda's Marriage D.. , Lonnie Hicks
  11. 61. On Marriage. , Robert Crawford
  12. 62. Tomorrow Is The Marriage Day , Thomas Weelkes
  13. 63. A Marriage Of Words And Thought , (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
  14. 64. Marriage Is , Ravi Sathasivam
  15. 65. Marriage , Donna McCord
  16. 66. To One Persuading A Lady To Marriage , Katherine Philips
  17. 67. ' The Marriage Of Heaven & Hell , Doral Deepset
  18. 68. The Marriage Of Sir Gawaine , Anonymous Olde English
  19. 69. The Marriage Of Tirzah And Ahirad , Thomas Babbington Macaulay
  20. 70. For Anniversary Marriage-Days , George Wither
  21. 71. Birth, Marriage, Obituaries And Newspape.. , Scarlett Treat
  22. 72. La Dispenza Der Madrimonio (The Marriage.. , Giuseppe Gioacchino Belli
  23. 73. Portrait Of A Marriage , gershon hepner
  24. 74. Marriage For Money? , (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
  25. 75. A Good Marriage , Dianna Nally
  26. 76. Wishing You A Blissful Marriage , Sulaiman Mohd Yusof
  27. 77. Marriage: Stages To Be Fololwed , Mahfooz Ali
  28. 78. (105) (Meera) The Marriage Talk , Rajaram Ramachandran
  29. 79. Love And Marriage , David Keig
  30. 80. A Marriage Made In Heaven , Tameeka Smith
  31. 81. Marriage And Love , Dennisa Davidson
  32. 82. Sonnet: Marriage Is Forever , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  33. 83. A Marriage , Carolyn Brunelle
  34. 84. Siddhartha's Marriage , Rajaram Ramachandran
  35. 85. On The Earl Of Oxford And Mortimer's Giv.. , Mary Barber
  36. 86. Stanzas - To The Memory Of An Agreeable .. , William Shenstone
  37. 87. On The Marriage Of His Royal Highness Fr.. , Richard Owen Cambridge
  38. 88. Rules For A Marriage , Max Reif
  39. 89. What Those Marriage Worth, I Am Already .. , Sambidhan Acharya
  40. 90. A Brief Note On Marriage! , Ramesh T A
  41. 91. A Marriage Blessing. , LaSoaphia QuXazs
  42. 92. Marriage , Mohammad Muzzammil
  43. 93. The Marriage Of Sir Gawaine , Thomas Percy
  44. 94. In A Marriage Certificate , Chris Tusa
  45. 95. To A Lady Before Marriage , Thomas Tickell
  46. 96. Marriage Supper With Our Lord! , Patricia Martin
  47. 97. Passion Gone Marriage , Donna Nimmo
  48. 98. ‘happy Marriage Anniversary! ’ , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  49. 99. Marriage Mission , Cephas Rotimi Oluwaseyitan
  50. 100. Marriage , Sallie Howson
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