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Poem: How Could You?

Updated on October 11, 2012
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This poem is based on a single mom who finally let down her emotional guard and wound up hurt in the end. Unfortunately, there are scenarios that happen like this in reality and it stings especially when there is a child involved in the relationship. It represents a lot when a woman allows a man that she has been dating for a while to meet and get close to her child as well as her family.

Although this is a sad poem ... it is a reality and one that I hope would evoke some serious thought to the individual who decides to date a single mom because you have to realize the consequences of your actions, especially if they are turn out to be bad.

Proceed with caution (especially when it involves the heart of NOT one but two people - mom and child) ...




My heart was fragile,

When we first met,

My heart was sacred,

Safeguarded and kept,



You came along and slowly broke down the walls,

Promised that you would keep me from hard falls,

I opened up, trusted and believed,

Now I feel bewildered and deceived,



How could you have lied to me?

Making me believe that I was the one,

How could you have not only mistreated me?

But you have also misled my son,



I told you about the hurtful things of my past,

You made me feel that this could last,

Wined, dined and told me the right things,

You met my family and we talked about the wedding rings,



How could you have lied to me?

How could this be?

All the time spent and promises made,

Guess your best-kept plan was fully laid,



Now, here I sit once again alone,

Wondering what I keep doing that is so wrong,

My son keeps asking where is his best friend,

He is too young to understand that we are at the end,



This time I will have to pray real hard,

Because that wall has been built back up strong,

Do you understand the emotional damage that you have done?

Because not only have you hurt me, your actions have also hurt my son.


How could you?



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    • UMHiram profile imageAUTHOR

      Unique Hiram 

      5 years ago from Midwest

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting BongStanos, it is much appreciated.

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      Jobb Gosamo 

      5 years ago from Philippines

      Yes, deceit is a venom that poisons the loving heart. When innocent and gullible children are betrayed and made to suffer, the act becomes all the more reprehensible.

      I felt the pain in your poem. It's sad, but beautifully written. Happy I dropped by.

    • UMHiram profile imageAUTHOR

      Unique Hiram 

      5 years ago from Midwest

      @Karen, thanks for reading and voting up this Hub. @Funom, thank you for stopping by, reading and commenting. @abby, I really don't like that this happened to you. Unfortunately, someone close to me just went through this experience as well and it is just so wrong on so many levels. It is my hope that people (men and women) would think before getting involved with a single parent (mom or dad) because there is a huge impact that occurs if the relationship goes bad especially when you have a child(ren) involved. I pray that things get better for you and your daughter. Hugs!

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      Abigayle Malchow 

      5 years ago from Ripon Wisconsin

      This kind of happened to me accept he asked me to marry him to fast...I should have known but it seemed so "right" and he was really just running from a pregnant one night stand. I ended up pregnant right away and he flipped a witch. Left me twice and I had a daughter that was living with us and she was only 2 when we married so she knew him as her daddy. He broke her heart so bad when he walked out and starting staying with the female soldier down th estreet where my daughter could see him go everyday. She was heart broken and acting out and he didn't do anything that he had promised for her and I had to break down and send her to her real father and make him build a relationship with her so she wouldn't feel both dads abandoned her. Than he tried coming back, gave her his phone number for her to call and never picked up the phone. The walls are higher and it hurt more than anything we have been through and I am scared to death to ever let someone in...turns out he just was manipulating me for his own reasons.

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      Funom Theophilus Makama 

      5 years ago from Europe

      really really sad. It is still awesome. Fantastic share

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      Karen Hellier 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      Sad, but very good. It certainly gets the point across. Some men are so untrue and selfish. Voted up and awesome.

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