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Craig Mize

(06/17/1980 / gainesville GA)

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Broken Dreams 'A Divorce Story'


So many dreams, so many goals, so much potential.
I was suppose to be great, I was suppose to be a success,
I was suppose to something. I was brout up to be a strong man.
These simple problems was not suppose to phase me,
but now every little problem put a little bit of the worlds pressure on
me. I worked hard at everything that I have done. I have put my time,
blood, sweet, & tears into everything good in my life. But in a blink of
an eye everything I worked for was taken away from me. All that it
took was for you my wife of 12 years, the person that said that she
would love me forever, the very woman that told me 'I do.' Decided
that she wasn't in love with me anymore. She took the house, the couch & chairs, the cars, the kids, all of my money, & even the dog.
She left me a broken man, lost with no sense of direction. I was suppose to be better than this. I am suppose to be better than this.
How could I allow one person to hurt me like this to break me like this?
I was a man with so many goals, so many dreams, so much potential.
Now I'm a man just looking for a way to survive day to day

Submitted: Sunday, May 29, 2011
Edited: Monday, May 30, 2011

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  • David L. Hatton (12/28/2013 8:44:00 PM)

    I shared some of my poems years ago in an ER where I worked. Soon a co-worker going through a divorce came asking if I would read the verses he wrote- -the first poetry he'd ever written. Divorce is a death, and a grieved death begs expression. Poetry does the job well; this poem of yours, superbly. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (12/26/2013 7:42:00 PM)

    Congratulations on your poem being selected as the 'Poem of The Day from a Member'! Well done!
    You have narrated the sad story very well through your poem.
    Divorce, although a legal means of breaking a marriage, has devastating effects and can become a menace for the society. (Report) Reply

  • Kay Staley (12/26/2013 7:07:00 PM)

    This is written with powerful imagery, but I would consider it more of light stream of consciousness sort of prose instead of a poem because it doesn't rhyme at all. Then ending is the best because survival is an easy thing to identify with. (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (12/26/2013 2:50:00 PM)

    guess this is why they say to marry your best friend, instead of
    the person you met 6 months or a year ago....suppose this is
    why so many marriages end in divorce...people go into it with
    different ideas of what marriage should be and different goals..
    so sad one person can destroy another's life so thoroughly....
    great write... (Report) Reply

  • Alistair Graham (12/26/2013 10:45:00 AM)

    One Among Many


    Who decided, and for what reason
    only one tile should be a picture tile
    Bearing the image of a single flower
    all the others stare barefaced in envy

    Could it be, that this ceramic square
    above the sink is a mistake
    one short of the job perhaps
    Even the adhesive rejects its presence
    trying to force it off from behind

    In the event of it loosing grip and falling
    dashing its pretty face on the hard cold floor
    it would finish up as many rough-edged pieces

    Maybe there is another like it
    hidden within the row of cubicles
    along the wall

    Perhaps the tile does not wish to be different
    longing only to be without charge
    But to wish that it is removed
    is to ask that it be broken (Report) Reply

  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (12/26/2013 8:52:00 AM)

    Putting all your eggs in one basket
    The same old elemental mistake
    We are much more than love lost in its casket
    With will power we can turn and our life remake............

    Good poem Sir, but I refuse to believe that every thing about us that brings inner happiness can be mortgaged to a another human being. I welcome you to my page too (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (12/26/2013 4:43:00 AM)

    This pain is like losing a love one that words cannot describe. It really is like death. But most times we look back and see how much stronger we are and what we have learnt from this pain. I feel the agony is this write and I hope you have now moved on and enjoying each day. (Report) Reply

  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (12/26/2013 2:41:00 AM)

    so bad that she had managed to retrieve everything from him and this definitely shows how much he 'contributed' to the home, wife, children and household.. My friend VC had authored a book how to survive after divorce and I think that this persona may need one..

    Congratulations Craig Miza, Good Imagination.. (Report) Reply

  • Tony Karas (12/26/2012 3:22:00 AM)

    Such a terrible, terrible thing when you give complete faith and trust, all your love and all your heart to another and they reject you. (((hug)))) (Report) Reply

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