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Below is the poem entitled DISILLUSIONED which was written by poet Betty Johnson. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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From the moment we met you took care of me
You made sure I had all I might need
You bought me drinks and you bought me flowers
You were trying so hard to succeed

First you won my heart, and then you won my body
I presented them gladly to you
You told me you loved me, that I was your world
So of course I thought I'd won you too

But then you moved in and the changing began
All though it was subtle at first
Yet still, we were married and now after eight years
I think this is you at your worst

Some women are guilty of trying to change
Their men into something they're not
But I would be happy if you'd just change back
I dont think that's asking a lot

You no longer defend me or make me feel special
I'm most likely expendable too
And I guess my thought process
doesn't work like yours does
I'd have taken that bullet for you.

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  1. Date: 12/7/2010 12:45:00 PM
    A good explanation for why "til death do us part" is highly overrated. Excellent write, Betty. Congrats on being featured this week.

  1. Date: 12/7/2010 8:46:00 AM
    Congratulations Betty on your excellent poetry being featured this week on PoetrySoup. May you have many more features. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/5/2010 6:30:00 PM
    Hi Betty.Your well expressed words definitely reflect the title of this piece.So sad when love doesn't work out because one of you changes.You have conveyed your feelings very well and I know have aroused the feelings of others who empathise with you.No-one should feel unloved If you do,maybe time to use your head and heart, no move toward the better, then perhaps time to move on.Please though keep your heart open and ready for a love that might already be waiting.A good poem.Love June(Sylvia)

  1. Date: 12/5/2010 2:20:00 PM
    Congrats Betty on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. a great one to share with us all today with luv..

  1. Date: 11/30/2010 10:53:00 AM
    whewww.....intense, wonderful...jmg

  1. Date: 11/25/2010 9:49:00 AM
    omfg! Seriously. I think you walked into my life and wrote about my heartbreak

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 4:26:00 PM
    I agree that it is NOT healthy to feel this way. I have been single all of my life, so couldn't give any kind of advice. Just keep writing down your feelings for those of us who DO appreciate your words at least. :0)

  1. Date: 11/20/2010 3:29:00 PM
    Sounds Like my first Marriage... Give what you get...and let the chips fall..not healthy to be made to feel hat way...

  1. Date: 11/20/2010 2:31:00 PM
    I would like to retitle this (if I may) 'Marriage in a Nutshell'!!