Mediation – A Poem
November 2, 2012 § 9 Comments
Horrendous, frustrating situation.
Back and forth around we go,
We’re not happy.
Does it show?
Mediators’ back upstairs.
Shifting, shifting in my chair.
Wait to hear.
Hold breath, she’s back, looks worse for wear.
My dear lawyer calms me down.
My crying eyes; mascara’d clown.
Angry, hearty, “No. No. No!”
Quieting, listening, onward we go.
Copy the paperwork.
Soon we will know … we hope …
Smiling, laughing, thinking some more.
But the kids I adore.
Now it’s dark, my will has tired;
I’m glad it’s this lawyer that I hired.
Sacrificing is the game.
Nothing will ever be the same.
Eating my feelings, such junk was consumed,
Over heartache and worry brought up in that room.
But we did it, we signed it; relieved that it’s done.
Still, ending a marriage is no kind of fun.
Are you divorced? Ever gone through mediation? Pretty rough, no?