By the Water’s Edge

I’m so sorry I screwed things up. I’m so sorry I couldn’t be there for you. I’m so sorry I broke your heart. I’m so sorry I left you. I’m so sorry I had to make the worst mistake of my life with you. I wish it had never happened. D.S.

Sitting by the waters edge
I now stare at a reflection
of a broken man.
A heart forever filled
with my love for you.
I cry lonesome tears
with a mind battered
and bruised by losing you.
Every day has become
so hard to bear, as I
search inside
for a reason to smile.
Jon London

Kiss Me Goodbye

I knew you were not right for me soon after we met. But I fell in love with you just the same. For a year I was faithful to you while I was just another number saved on your phone. You hurt me, but I’m wiser now and will know better next time! K.M.

We choose it, win or lose it.
Love is never quite the same.
I love you, now I’ve lost you.
Don’t feel bad, you’re not to blame.

So kiss me goodbye
And I’ll try not to cry.
All the tears in the world
Won’t change your mind.
There’s someone new
And she’s waiting for you.
Soon your heart will be
Leaving me behind.
Les Reed/Barry Mason

My Noon, My Midnight

Why did you say you loved me if you did not want me? Why did you desire me for a time and then no longer? Why did you marry me if you did not want me? And why did you stay with me if here is not where you wanted to be? Why? Why did you take so long to tell me? A.D.

My North, my South
My East and West,
My working week and Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight,
My talk, my song;
I thought that love
would last forever:
I was wrong.
W. H. Auden

Backward Glance of Regret

We’re friends who never should have been lovers. It’s my fault for believing fond affection between friends was the same as the romantic love between partners. I pushed. You went along. Now everything is all messed up, you’re gone and we’re not friends anymore. C.C.

There are those who pass like ships in the night,
who meet for a moment, then sail out of sight
with never a backward glance of regret,
folks we know briefly then quickly forget.
Then there are friends who sail together,
through quiet waters and stormy weather,
helping each other though joy and through strife.
And they are the kind who give meaning to life.

Nothing Harder Than Waving Goodbye

No one’s to blame. Our long distant romance wore us out.  You have your life there. I’ve mine here. Even a love like ours can not make up for the distance. I need someone in my life all the time, not just the phone, email and a week together once in a while. I’m sorry. D.B.

And though she wished she could stay;
She didn’t want to let love get in their way.
And though her heart was breaking while saying goodbye;
She asked him kindly, ‘Please, don’t you cry! ‘

And love will always be there, somewhere;
But life forces upon us, other burdens to bear.
And with the million miles that she had to fly;
There was nothing harder than waving goodbye.
Danny The Dreamer Boyd

I’ll Always Wonder

I’ll always wonder how it happened; how we drifted apart; why you were unfaithful. Now as much as I love you, the need to be away from you is stronger. What once was, is no more. It is forever changed. I don’t want you to touch me ever again. A.F.


I thought
when love
for you died,
I should die.
It’s dead.
Alone, most strangely, I live on.
Rupert Brooke

How Deeply Hurt I Am

Do you have any idea what you have done. How disappointed in you I am? How deeply hurt I am by what you did. Something precious was shattered and will never be the same again. I love you, but I don’t like you and can’t ever be with you again. S.S.

I am tired,
Beloved,
of chafing
my heart against
the want of you;
of squeezing it
into little ink drops,
And posting it.
Amy Lowell

A Hole In The World

Where did I go wrong? What does she do better than me? Do I deserve this? All I do is cry now and want you back even though I know what you did was so very wrong. You have me spinning in circles. Inside I know the truth: you are a pathetic liar and don’t deserve me. J.B.

 Where you used to be,
there is a hole in the world,
which I find myself
constantly walking around
in the daytime,
and falling in at night.
I miss you like hell.
Edna St. Vincent Millay

All My Secrets

I wish I could tell you things like I use to. You were the one I told all my secrets to. You were the one that I constantly wanted to be with. I wish you hadn’t left. I wish you hadn’t hurt me. I wish you were still my best friend. I miss you. V.H.

Sometimes I wish
I were a little kid again,
skinned knees are easier
to fix than broken hearts.