Just because we’re not together doesn’t mean I don’t love you. Since our destiny has not been a life together I think I love you even more. You’re the dream always in my mind, the hope never to leave my heart and the favorite ‘could-have-been’ in my soul. C.B.
If you could go back and change just one thing
about your life, would you? And if you did,
would that change make your life better?
Or, would that change ultimately break your heart?
Or break the heart of another?
Would you choose an entirely different path?
Or would you change just one thing?
Just one moment.
One moment that you always wanted back.
Hindsight seems so clear while life ahead appears obscured in fog. Time vaporizes like mist in the morning sun. And one day, I too, will evaporate back to where I came from. If I am the first to go, I’ll wait for you there. Then we can finally be together. T.L.
the clock is ticking,
the hours are going by.
The past increases,
the future recedes.
Memories: the way you twisted your hair with one finger; how you love Asian seafood dishes; that old sweatshirt with all the holes you wore a lot; your fondness for hats; the little noise your lips made as we finished a kiss; I will always love you like no other. D.L.
Your sweet scent will forever be with me,
reminding me of the love we once shared.
I will breathe in the memories
until we meet again.
Donna L. Jones
My life’s a mess. My heart aches. My head hurts. I can’t sleep. Work sucks. Going to sleep is hard. Waking up feeling sad is harder. I can’t concentrate. I’m not eating. I’m neglecting my friends and family. Without you I am a rudderless ship in rough water. B.C.
I am lost without you.
I am soulless, a drifter without a home,
a solitary bird in a flight to nowhere.
I am all these things,
and I am nothing at all.
This, my darling,
is my life without you.
From “Message in a Bottle”
by Nicholas Sparks
No matter how much love we share or how hard we try, it’s just not working. We’re an unmatched pair with almost opposite ideas about the future. We both deserve to chase our dreams but that means we can’t be together. I’m sorry Darling. It won’t work. R.W.
There is no amount of communication or work
that can overcome being with someone
does not want what you want.
It’s sad when someone you know so well becomes someone you once knew. Now you treat me almost like I was never a part of your life. We used to talk for hours about our dreams of a future life together. Now you say nothing and won’t even look me in the eye. R.W.
Sitting in her room,
nobody by her side.
She sits there waiting for her doom
with bruises on her pride.
Her eyes have turned bright red.
Fresh tears have stained each cheek.
With every tear she sheds,
she starts to grow quite weak.
Her heart was struck and shattered.
She threw away each piece.
Those memories that once mattered,
she now cares for the least.
She used to fly with angel wings,
the sun’s rays were her crown.
Until one day a change of things
that sent her spiraling down.
She never thought she’d feel this way,
so sad and broken-hearted.
But then it came the dreadful day,
the boy she loved departed.
By Hannah LeClair
There’s no one who would understand what I’m going through. When you said goodbye to me, I did not let it show I was breaking inside. I haven’t let anyone else see either. But when I am alone, about all I do is cry over what has been lost. My grief is long and deep. H.C.
There is a sacredness in tears.
They are not the mark of weakness, but of power.
They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues.
They are messengers of overwhelming grief…
and unspeakable love.
Did you just get tired of me? Our life was peaceful, loving and happy. Did you get bored? Is that why you left me for someone else? Now you say you made a mistake and want us to get back together. How can I trust you again? I don’t think I can, at least not now. G.L.
Relationships are mysterious.
We doubt the positive qualities in others,
seldom the negative. You will say to your partner:
do you really love me? Are you sure you love me?
You will ask this a dozen times and drive the person nuts.
But you never ask: are you really mad at me?
Are you sure you’re angry? When someone is angry, you
don’t doubt it for a moment. Yet the reverse should be true.
We should doubt the negative in life, and have faith in the positive.
After you broke up with me it seemed I couldn’t go an hour without thinking about you. In my dreams there was a strong presence of you for a very long time. Slowly, you began to fade into the past, but never completely. Even now I wonder if you are well and happy. K.S.
Thought I couldn’t live without you;
It’s gonna hurt when it heals too;
It’ll all get better in time
Even though I really love you;
I’m gonna smile cause I deserve to;
It’ll all get better in time.
From the song “Better In Time”
by Leona Lewis
I just realized I haven’t shed a tear over the end of “us” for over a year. I still think of you, but so very slowly, you are fading into memory. Letting you go is the hardest thing I have ever done in spite of how much you hurt me. I’ll never love again like I loved you. J.Y.
Yet nothing can to nothing fall,
Nor any place be empty quite;
Therefore I think my breast hath all
Those pieces still, though they be not unite;
And now, as broken glasses show
A hundred lesser faces, so
My rags of heart can like, wish, and adore,
But after one such love, can love no more.