Bad Things Happen To Good People
Author: Barbara Goodhew


She was nice and kind.
Use and abuse her she didn't mind
She thought its better that it be ,her then someone who couldn't handle it.
Always feeling that she could take the pain.
Never thinking she was being vain.

She tried to protect others from feeling the pain.
Thinking she finally received her gains.

Had everything she thought her life would just get better.
Then without warning life took a turn.

She learned it didn't matter.
One more test of strength of character, she had to go through.
That's when she realized "Bad things happen to good people."

She also learned her attitude is why she accepts her disability.
It brought her back to reality.


Comments on this poem/writing:

Martin Vann ( -- Thursday, August 4 2005, 04:26 pm

So Young, To Feel Such Pain, Yet She survives

I see a young girl, waiting for the world, to touch this child, then I see, the pain of a young child, held in the devils arms as he smiles and says, you are mine! A young girl, grew up through all the pain, A young girl, now, you are, the lady of men's dreams. We share so, many things, a young girl forced into the arms of passion, you survived, and so, did I!
barb ( -- Thursday, August 4 2005, 09:04 pm

thanks MV

Thanks for reading and commenting.
capricorn ( -- Friday, August 5 2005, 06:46 am

Hi Barb

A very moving poem Barb.We have to remember that you don't have to be bad for bad things to happen, you can be quite innecent. Thanks for the read.
Meridian ( -- Friday, August 5 2005, 09:31 am

a poem about you

Wonderful! 2 thumbs up, as well as 10 toes up! I see it as 50/50. I mean, bad things happen to good and bad people. When bad things happen to good people, we tend to question ourselves about what we did wrong or where we went wrong, when really we don't have to do wrong at all. In the aftermath, I look back and see that it is a test to see whether we'll pass by enduring it, or fail by complaining. Wonderful poem Barb!
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