The First Step

You were the latest in a long line of “wrong people” I got involved with. I finally understand my problem. The consistent thread between all the abusive relationships I’ve been in is me! Realizing my ability to pick a good partner is messed up is the first step in fixing that. L.S.

Be the flame,
not the moth.
Giacomo Casanova

My Beautiful Butterfly

I can go days without talking to you, months without seeing you, but not a second goes by that I don’t think about you. My beautiful butterfly, what we shared was short in time, but long in memory. Where ever you are, I cast my love to the wind in hopes it can find you. A.P.

Love reckons hours for months, and days for years;
and every little absence is an age.
John Dryden

Too Tired To Do Anything Else

Love has found me several times. Each meeting then parting took away a piece of me. After losing you I don’t think there is enough of me left to ever love again. So I am just going to go on loving you even though you are not here. My heart is too tired to do anything else. C.B.

As you get older, the heart shed its leaves like a tree.
You cannot hold out against certain winds.
Each day tears away a few more leaves;
and then there are the storms
that break off several branches at one go.
And while nature’s greenery
grows back again in the spring,
that of the heart never grows back.
Gustave Flaubert

A Continuous Re-Run

With tears rolling down my cheeks in the freezing cold, I saw you kiss her. I keep seeing a flashback and feel the dreams of a life with the only man I ever loved exploding over and over within. It’s like a continuous re-run of a tragic love story from a terrible movie. L.M.

Perhaps this is what the stories meant
when they called somebody heartsick.
Your heart and your stomach
and your whole insides
feel empty and hollow and aching.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez

NEVER!

How you managed to live two lives for so long I will never know. You had a life with me here and another life with someone else a thousand miles away. You got away with it for a long time. I’ll never understand and never want to see you again as long as I live… NEVER! R.W.

When people cheat in any arena,
they diminish themselves;
they threaten their own self-esteem
and their relationships with others
by undermining the trust t
hey have in their ability
to succeed and in their ability to be true.
Cheryl Hughes

All Too Late

In our early years together you were magic to me. However, as the mystery unfolded to become the known I took you for granted and wandered off to find someone better. Too late I’ve learned you are the love of my life and now you won’t even speak to me. I’m a fool. A.B.

Love is easy to know,
easier to let slip away
and easiest to grieve for.
It is hard learned wisdom to realize
if I had spent as much energy on loving
as I have searching and yearning for love,
my heart would constantly run over with affection.
James Browning

You Took It All

The tears I have cried over you would fill a bucket. I did things against my beliefs because you wanted me to. At your feet I laid everything; my virtue, my pride, my heart, my love and you took it all. Then you left me a heartbroken wreck, inconsolable and hating myself. E.Y.

I was born the day you kissed me,
died the day you left me,
but lived for the time that you loved me.
Anju