In Hard Times

In Hard Times

A Poem by Cassie Meno

Remember when things were so perfect?

I never had a bad thing to say.

When I looked in your eyes, I just knew it:

All we ever had to do was pray.

I was so young and determined

That you could make anything right.

‘Cause you were my mommy forever

And you’d kiss the bad away every night.


But as I got older I realized

That things aren’t as easy as they look.

While God’s always there to guide us,

We sometimes get stuck in a nook.

And crannies are hard to get out of,

But it’s easier when friends show the way.

And if by some chance we don’t get what we want,

Well, tomorrow’s another day.

One day I woke up to find

You weren’t as perfect as I thought.

You had just as many unhealed scars

And fantastic wishes that you sought.

It took a while for me to accept

That even you can’t heal all wounds.

But eventually I began to believe

And seal my expectations up in tombs.


Family are those you depend on

When things start to hurt the most.

And no matter the age or relation

Family should help you coast.

When I realized how much you were struggling,

I wasn’t sure what I could do.

In the past you always knew just what to say.

Could I be that helpful too?


Remembering the things you have taught me

And the things you made so clear,

I know there’s no such thing as perfect

And you can’t avoid every tear.

Some things we just have to fight through,

And yes, it will be tough.

But I’ll be there every step of the way

As you were when I’d had enough.

Nothing can last forever.

Things somehow always change.

Sometimes things turn completely upside down

But family will always remain in range.

No matter the distance shown on maps

Or the miles spread out between,

It won’t ever change that when I say “I love you”

That’s exactly what I mean.

© 2011 Cassie Meno

Author's Note

Cassie Meno
Another of the poems I wrote for my mom.

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good rhythm good poem, can sense the feeling

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Added on January 10, 2011
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Tags: Religion, mother, daughter, family, hard times, growing up


Cassie Meno
Cassie Meno


Hey, everyone, my name is Cassie Meno. I'm eighteen and I've been writing pretty much since before I could spell. I prefer longer pieces--novels and novellas mainly. I have a hard time getting a poin.. more..