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Poem - Ambushed by Anger

I feel devastated, I’ve lost my spouse

So much loss in my life, my kids, my house

I dedicated many years

And it's all ended in tears

I feel out of control, headed for the courthouse

This is not how it was supposed to be

From commitment to losing my family

I’m full of anger, sadness and rage

I feel like a wild animal trapped in a cage

The more I fight the more they pull away from me

If I could just turn back the clock

To avoid doing my block

I needed help to keep my cool

But instead, I lost it, life is cruel

Now I reflect and take stock

The more I pushed to regain control

The less I appeared to be a good parenting role

Through my kids eyes they couldn’t see the old me

Instead, they became afraid and wanted to flee

It crushed my heart and has taken its toll

If I could give separated parents some advice

I would recommend staying calm and cool as ice

Promote the benefits of you being in your kid’s life

Talking about the bond and happy times which were rife

Whilst keeping the conversation respectful and nice

Author – Cheryl Duffy, Divorce Coach, Mediator & Author

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