You had a long history of leaving destruction behind you. I thought you’d changed or else I could change you. No matter how much one loves a snake, it is still a snake. I should not be surprised my heart now feels like it is dying from your poison. N.M.
God knows we’re all drawn toward
what’s beautiful and broken;
I have been, but some people cannot be fixed.
Or if they can be, it’s only by love and sacrifice
so great it destroys the giver.
From “City of Lost Souls” By Cassandra Clare
I’m a good person. You know that. But one who made a terrible mistake. There’s no doubt what I did was wrong. All I can do is tell you how much I love you, apologize with all my heart, beg you to take me back and try to convince you I’m worth a second chance. J.R.
We are all mistaken sometimes;
sometimes we do wrong things,
things that have bad consequences.
But it does not mean we are evil,
or that we cannot be trusted ever afterward.
You say you love me, but don’t show it. You say I’m the only one, but are secretive about where you go and who you’re with. You say you want us together forever, but refuse to talk about marriage. You say you always tell me the truth, but I know you lie to. S.C.
You say that you love rain,
but you open your umbrella when it rains…
You say that you love the sun,
but you find a shadow spot when the sun shines…
You say that you love the wind,
But you close your windows when wind blows…
This is why I am afraid;
You say that you love me too…
Getting involved with an engaged woman was crazy. The months we secretly shared were wonderful with plenty of horrible moments mixed in. The night before your wedding you showed up at my front door. We spent the night together. I never saw you again. D.E.
It seemed so good when it started.
I gave my trust to you.
I came to you open-hearted,
Hoping it was true.
Now I’ve gotten smart.
Now I’ve learned some things.
Now I know that what once was a start,
Is just an ending.
The longest good-bye
I ever knew,
The longest good-bye
Was the day
I said hello to you.
Heather Lynn Rigaud
You don’t know it yet, but I saw you kissing her. It won’t work to tell me she was a friend. The embrace was between lovers or two people soon to be. When you get home tonight, I won’t be here, at least not for a few days. Not sure what happens after that. L.E.
I think you still love me,
but we can’t escape the fact
that I’m not enough for you.
I knew this was going to happen.
So I’m not blaming you for falling in love
with another woman. I’m not angry, either.
I should be, but I’m not. I just feel pain.
A lot of pain. I thought I could imagine
how much this would hurt, but I was wrong.
There was a reason for why you broke my heart. There’s a reason for why you laughed when I cried, but there is no reason for why I still love you after all that pain and heartbreak. Feeling like a fool just makes the grief worse. I was so stupid to believe in you. M.H.
Do you hear that sound?
Do you know what it is?
It’s my broken heart raining
the thousand pieces you broke it into.
I played your game. You won.
Congratulations. Hope you had fun.
You should’ve told the complete story about your past, not just part of it. Selective truth is akin to lying. What’s worse is you left me to stumble across the facts that made it hurt far more than if you’d told me from the beginning. Shame on you for hurting me this way. B.E.
I wish I could give you my pain
just for one moment.
Not to hurt you but rather so
you can finally understand
how much you hurt me.
Still I am bewildered. What happened? Did I do something wrong or did you? One week you could not keep your hands off me and the next you barely wanted to touch me. It tears at my heart to think you have someone else. I don’t want to believe it, but I know it’s true. G.E.
To me our love was everything
and you were my whole life.
It is not very pleasant to realize
that to you it was only an episode.
W. Somerset Maugham
Missing you isn’t the hardest part. Knowing I once had you is what breaks my heart. What drove me to look outside our relationship I can only describe as insanity. When people ask what happened I’m ashamed to admit what I did. I live with constant regret. M.E.
You will never know true happiness
until you have truly loved,
and you will never understand
what pain really is until you have lost it.
Regret is my constant companion. For hours I forget doing what you found unforgivable, but it’s never long before my shame comes crashing down on me again. My heart still beats for you, but you’re gone forever. The only place you have for me is in your past. J.B.
Though lovers be lost,
love shall not;
And death shall have no dominion.