Hard Times Poem

A woman shares her sadness of a relationship gone sour.

It Didn't Used To Be This Way

© Courtney N. Crump
the yelling
the screaming
It didn't used to be this way

He used to love me
He used to care
we got along
now my heart is just continually breaking
we never agree
it didn't used to be this way

we were a family
me and him
we used to laugh
now instead of laughing
I just cry
I didn't used to be this way
the smoking
the drinking
the choosing her over me
it didn't used to be this way

the outings we shared
the moments when I thought
nothing could tear us apart
it didn't used to be this way

things have changed
and while I know they will never be the same
I still have hope
But it didn't used to be this way


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Published: Feb 2006

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  • I separated from my husband 10 years ago. it was a decision which broke me ,shattered my dreams and above all ,as said in the poem wondered why all the things happened the way they did. what went wrong? still cant figure out what did he see in the other woman ? why did my children and me ,who loved him a lot .....were left in the middle of the journey ? why, why why .....today I am on my own with my children grown up ...independent ...but feel sorry for the childhood they lost in the separation of their parents . I've tried my best to be a mother and a father ....it was difficult ...but my children are real jewels ....whom I will cherish above anything in this world

    smita Submitted Nov 2008

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