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A Poem About Parental Alienation -- The Lawyer's Note

Updated on May 13, 2017

The heartbreak of parental alienation

This is a poem about parent alienation. Those of you who are going through it know it so well. You know that family law is often a heart-breaking domain, where families are torn up without mercy or recourse. When one partner makes an accusation against another, most do not have the money, or the heart to fight. When the prosecuting partner decides that he or she wants to turn the kids against the other parent, there is nothing to do but pray. And the courts do not help, because the accuser is usually assumed to be right.

Remember though, that the children will eventually grow up and then you will have an opportunity to explain your side of the story. Don't give up on your children and believe that one day, you will get them back.

This is a poem about parental alienation and the devastation that it can cause. During a divorce, when lawyers get involved, people end up paying -- a lot. But the people that always pay the most are the children. If you are not familiar with the concept of parent alienation, check out this informative hub: Divorce and Parent Alienation: A Deadly Combination, and check the bottom of the poem for more resources.

The Lawyer's Note

When

The lawyer's note

Comes

Her heart sinks.

Another reminder of the

Children she has lost.

His crisp writing,

Full of righteousness

And eptitude.

A written testimony

To the case

She will never win.



Source

Sometimes babies

Are stolen

Through court cases

That give

The innocent nothing

And reward those

Who are willing to attack.


Sometimes families

Are torn

By selfishness masking

As concern.

And alienation strutting as

Love.


The lawyer's note

Comes and

Must be paid.

Balances weighed

To rob her.

But law speaks

And she must

Obey without delay.

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    • prairieprincess profile imageAUTHOR

      Sharilee Swaity 

      3 years ago from Canada

      Lewis, I am so sorry that I had not responded to your comment. I have been away from this account for some time. These situations are so devastating. Thanks for your comment, and take care.

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      Lewis Jian 

      4 years ago from Taoyuan City

      so true and heart wrenching

      Thanks for sharing

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      Rebecca 

      6 years ago

      Well, Sarmack is my mom. She decided to leave my Dad. She moved away and started dating younger men and when I was around she made me call her by her name so they wouldn't know how old she was! It was DEVASTATING! Someday I really hope you realize the damage you have caused! And quit acting like you were the one abandoned and abused!

    • prairieprincess profile imageAUTHOR

      Sharilee Swaity 

      6 years ago from Canada

      F, yes, divorces are done far too easily, with long-standing repercussions. Thanks for the comment.

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      6 years ago

      Sad indeed; and yet the lawyers and politicians are still at it: now they promote drive-thru divorces. You are right: what about the children?

    • prairieprincess profile imageAUTHOR

      Sharilee Swaity 

      6 years ago from Canada

      Sarmack, you said it so well; that is very true. Yes, and the parent who cares the least, is often preferred because there's no accountability. Thank you so much for your insightful comment and support. Take good care.

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      Sarah 

      6 years ago from Washington State

      A much needed exposure of the Truth. I have always believed that the parent who Loves the most, loses the most. The one with the political pull wins. The one who is willing to slander their partner in public takes the spoils. The children migrate to the parent who will spoil them the most. Wouldn't it be great if Love was the drawing factor! My attorney made the payment for me...

    • prairieprincess profile imageAUTHOR

      Sharilee Swaity 

      6 years ago from Canada

      AEvans, you are so right. It is so common and so sad. Thanks so much for the support and the votes. I appreciate it. Have a wonderful day!

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      Julianna 

      6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      So heartbreaking. But beautifully written. It's a poem that happens everyday and it is very sad that our court systems are not up to par. Thumbs up all the way across except for funny and shared! :)

    • prairieprincess profile imageAUTHOR

      Sharilee Swaity 

      6 years ago from Canada

      Kashmir, it is so heartbreaking. Thanks so much for the comments and support. Take care!

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      Thomas Silvia 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi my friend, very well written poem and so sad when this kind of thing happens within a family,the kids are the ones who are hurt the most as the family is torn apart .

      Vote up and more !!!

    • prairieprincess profile imageAUTHOR

      Sharilee Swaity 

      6 years ago from Canada

      RHW, thank you so much. It is a terrible reality that many people experience.

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      Kelly Umphenour 

      6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      This is a terrific illustration of a sad reality. You've written it beautifully:)

    • prairieprincess profile imageAUTHOR

      Sharilee Swaity 

      6 years ago from Canada

      @Susan, thank you so much for your kind words. It is such a sad subject that is unfortunately, so common.

      @Victoria, these situations are completely heartbreaking and I am glad that I was able to capture it. Thank you for your kind words.

      @Vinaya, thank you so much. These cases are so sad. Take care.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      6 years ago from Nepal

      This is very sad poem but you write beautifully. I just loved your poetic narration.

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Beautifully written. You capture the heartbreak of that situation. Voted interesting, beautiful, awesome, and up. This is a wonderful poem. Very touching.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Such a sad subject but a beautiful poem.

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