I tried to be the best wife I could
but it wasn't enough for you
determined to anger me, make me sad
so my love can never be true.
Deliberatley you goaded me till I cried
starting arguments to make me give in
the mental torture cut deep inside
gnawing at me from within.
Thirty five years of marriage I gave you
chucked away like a used handkerchief
no councelling or help to decide our fate
just YOU getting justice and relief.
You traded me in for someone else
never taking my feelings into account
worked hard all our marraige for you and the kids
no matter how hard or the amount.
So go have your life, be with that girl
leave me alone to survive
don't worry about me be happy yourself
I'll be fine on my own, Im alive!
Struggling to live, scared on my own,
rejection is hard to bare
a man you loved for forty years
has gone, life is not fair.
Kids all gone, lives of their own
I am left to dwindle away
not going out, no friends to see
living this life day by day.
It's hard to forget so many years
most of them happy, not sad
so its questionable why this happened to me
in a previous life was I bad?
Months have passed ,things moving on
starting to get back my life
going shopping. eating out
in my new role as single not as wife!
Happy now on my own, I reflect back then
when It nearly ended taking my life
but time is a great healer so they say
especially for me an abandoned wife.
Its very sad when this happens to people who have been married for a significant number of years, imagine how YOU would feel being told from YOUR Husband or Wife that they were leaving you, they had found someone else, I suppose you would be devastated, this poem is fiction but it does happen in real life, this poem is told from the WIFES point of view although it can happen the other way around....
Do you know anyone this has happened to?, did they get over it? please record your opinions here.