Knowing how much you loved her didn’t stop me from thinking you could love me as much or more. Once she divorced you and we were together it seemed I was enough for you. I never dreamed she’d want you back and you’d leave me behind so easily. S.T.
In my dreams
It was me in your arms,
My lips on yours,
There was only us
And the clouds
And the stars.
It was the world and us.
It was us against the world.
But in your arms I could take it,
Anything the world dished out.
And with your kisses I was strong again.
In my dreams it was me in your arms,
My lips on yours,
But in reality
It’s always been her.
You said I was beautiful. I didn’t believe it. I saw a woman too tall, overweight with lousy hair and big feet. When you’d say “you’re perfect for me” I though it couldn’t be true. I wish I had listened. I put myself down for so much for so long, you got tired of it and left. C.S.
She wanted to have him hold her
and tell her all the demons were pretend,
that there was no monster in her closet,
that everything would be okay.
But that was a lie.
The demon was in her head,
telling her she was too fat.
She had to get the demon out.
But she couldn’t do it by herself.
Jackie Morse Kessler
Why I never told you the full truth seems so foolish now. I was fearful to speak; afraid you’d run away if I said I loved you with every milligram of me. Like a flower yearns for rain I long for you. I want you. I need you. I love you. Please don’t go; stay with me. H.N.
I’m sitting there waiting for you;
Waiting… hope by hope.
Deep inside my heart, I’m in pain
Because I really need you to be by my side.
REALLY! I’m not lying to you
I don’t want you to leave.
Even though I always said
That you can leave.
I’m lying to you.
You’re my everything.
I really love you.
I need you for every part of my life.
Adapted from an anonymous on-line post
I thought settling down wasn’t for me. You came along and swept me off my feet. I was so in love with you but afraid I could not be with one man for the rest of my life. It’s been three years since I broke up with you. I was so very, very wrong. Please take me back. J.S.
The shattering of a heart
when being broken
is the loudest quiet ever.
Once in a while I still shed a tear over breaking up with you. Every time my mind screams “YOU SCREWED UP” because letting you go was a huge mistake . You moved on, married and have a child now. How do I forgive myself? How do I stop loving you? C.W.
They told me to give up, to let you go
and they promised that someday
I’ll find someone else. At first I believed them
but after a while I started realizing they were wrong.
Now you’re gone and you’re not coming back.
You moved on and forgot about me,
but I’m still here wishing someday
you will come back
and will have our second chance.
Mahmoud El Hallab
At least you take my calls now and talk to me. I don’t deserve forgiveness, but I hope for it anyway. Living without you taught there is no one else I want to spend my life with. Please give me a chance and I’ll spend my life showing you the depth of my love for you. A.H.
Sometimes you love something so much
that it hurts to leave it, but you must.
Sometimes it hurts too much to hold on
to that thing you love. And sometimes
you let go of what you love because it hurts,
but then just sometimes you get it back
and live happily ever after.
I thought you didn’t love me, or at least not enough to make a life together. So I moved on, searching for something I never found. I see now it was me who wasn’t ready to commit to you when I had the chance. Interesting how life has turned the table on me. J.M.
has a cruel sense of humor,
giving you the thing
you always wanted
at the worst time possible.
Can a heart be unbroken? Long I thought that to be impossible but I’m coming to see it is possible. But like all great transformations, a catalyst is needed for change to begin. After all this time learning how much you really loved me is healing my heart. Thank you. M.E.
When love wants to go
don’t hold it back,
loosen the ties
let them go slack.
No word can ever
hold back a flood
or turn dead leaves
Let love take its leave
it was but a guest,
a troubled spirit
who couldn’t find rest.
Look truth in the face
and dignity reigns,
brush away the tears,
start to live again.
“Let Go” by Mary-Jo Wilson
Until the words “I don’t love you anymore” came from your lips I had no idea you were drifting way? Why did I let work take me over so completely that I was losing the most important person in my life and didn’t know it? Without you nothing else matters. T.P.
Isn’t it funny
how day by day
but when you look back
everything is different….
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.