If loving you with all my heart was enough to change you, we’d be living happily together. Things don’t work that way though. No matter how much I wish you’d behave differently and be faithful, I don’t think you ever will. I’ve had enough of this carnival side-show. F.L.
If life was a circus
I’d be your clown,
I’d get on your pony,
ride your merry-go-round.
If life was a circus
under your big tent,
make love with you forever
we’d be heaven spent.
If life was a circus
in your arena we would play,
with each other
forever, and a day.
But life is not a circus
I am not a clown,
all I can ever do
is watch your merry-go-round.
It felt like a bomb hit me when I came home and found you had moved out leaving only a note that said “I’m sorry. I just did not know how to tell you that I did not love you any more. I’m a pathetic weakling for not telling you in person.” YES YOU ARE! T.N.
It is a dull sensation, your heart breaking,
like the sound of a pebble dropping on the sand.
Not a shattering, not a tearing apart,
there is nothing shrill
or grandiose about the sensation.
It is merely an internal realization
that something treasured…
is leaving forever.
Life is too short to waste time with one who’s unworthy of my love. If I stay with you the right person for me will come along and I’ll miss them. I’ve been busy trying to change you, but I’m not going to do it anymore. You’re wrong for me and we both know it. A.L.
One rarely falls in love
without being as much attracted
to what is interestingly wrong with someone
as what is objectively healthy.
Alain de Botton
I don’t want you back, I just want to get over you. That’s impossible when you won’t leave me alone. Let me be clear. I don’t want to see you or talk to you. I don’t want email or texts from you. Forget my address, lose my number and leave me alone. B.C.
You took my heart and you held it in your mouth
And, with a word all my love came rushing out
And, every whisper, it’s the worst,
emptied out by a single word…
Every whisper, every sigh
Eats away at this heart of mine
And there is a hollow in me now.
A web of deceit came from you and I loving each other. You were unfaithful. I got even by doing the same thing. Anger grew. Animosity thrived. A stack of lies piled up while compassion for each other evaporated. We’re done my Darling. G.D.
When two people decide to get a divorce,
it isn’t a sign that they “don’t understand” one another,
but a sign that they have, at last, begun to.
Cut communication. Delete the number. Get rid of her stuff. Delete the pictures. Don’t go where you used to. Burn the letters. Give away the things she gave you. Don’t watch the shows and movies she liked. Ignore her. Avoid and forget. Stop loving her. J.R.
Some of us think
holding on makes
it is letting go.
I’m a good enough person to forgive, but not stupid enough to trust you again. Just because I make small talk when I run into you, doesn’t mean I have forgotten the pain. Never mistake my civility for a hint I might want to be with you again. I DON’T! R.B.
There were many ways of breaking a heart.
Stories were full of hearts being broken by love,
but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream,
whatever that dream might be.
You thought I was your property and you could make me into anything you wanted. All that meant is you were never in love me. I was only a possession that you thought could be remodeled into a fantasy man that was real only in your imagination. H.S.
If our love
is only a will
it is not love.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Loving you devastated me. Everything you said was lies to get what you wanted. Now it’s clear to see you used me to climb the corporate ladder. As good as I am at spotting ‘users’, you fooled me. The only thing I’m left with is this wound in my heart. D.D.
In life we don’t always get what we want;
hopes and dreams get washed away so easily,
hearts are broken, chances are missed,
and we always seem to end up
right back where we started.
From “Colliding Worlds”
By Rebecah McManus
I’m not gonna waste my time giving you a second chance. There’s someone who treats me better looking for a first chance. I’m going to give it to her. I tried to love you enough so you’d love yourself. Now I know that’s impossible; you hate yourself. J.S.
I gave you my heart,
thinking you loved me back,
but I guess you just wanted to
use it for a while then smash it.