Spark In My Heart

Last time I saw you was long time ago. Now 40 years later I can still hear your voice in my head sometimes. I shed a tear once in a while over how a war took you from me and stole your life. I moved on, but never completely. Always your spark will be in my heart. D.K.

Love never disappears for death is a non-event.
I have merely retired to the room next door.
You and I are the same; what we were for each other, we still are.
Speak to me as you always have, do not use a different tone, do not be sad.
Continue to laugh at what made us laugh.
Smile and think of me.
Life means what it has always meant.
The link is not severed.
Why should I be out of your soul if I am out of your sight?
I will wait for you, I am not here, but just on the other side of this path.
You see, all is well.
St. Augustine

I Don’t Know Why

You’ve broken up with me twice before to go be with someone else. Then you turned up later begging forgiveness and I took you back. Not this time. My need to protect my heart is far stronger than what remains there for you. You’re a no good dog. Leave me alone! S.S.

I don’t know why
they call it heartbreak.
It feels like
every other part
of my body
is broken too.
Missy Altijd

His Secret Sorrows

Why did you stop loving me? That’s the question with an elusive answer; the enigma lodged in my heart. Was I not good enough? Handsome enough? Kind enough? Fun enough? Rich enough? Caring enough? Smart enough? That haunting mystery is driving me crazy. D.S.


Every man
has his secret sorrows
which the world knows not;
and often times
we call a man cold
when he is only sad.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

No Less Remarkable

With my eyes closed I can still see us together in my memories. I was very angry at you for a long time, but that feeling has mellowed. In my heart now is etched a permanent reverence for the great love we shared. That we lasted only for a time makes it no less remarkable. J.B.

Forgiving is love’s toughest work, and love’s biggest risk.
If you twist it into something it was never meant to be,
It can make you a doormat or an insufferable manipulator.
Forgiving seems almost unnatural.
Our sense of fairness tells us
People should pay for the wrong they do.
But forgiving is love’s power to break nature’s rule.
Lewis B. Smedes

Have to Let Go

We’re from different cultures. Our religions aren’t compatible. Our families don’t get along. You’re well educated. I didn’t finish high school. You’re rich, I’m poor. There’s so much distance separating us. It’s hard to admit but love is not enough to make it all OK. K.S.

There are things that
We don’t want to happen
But have to accept;
Things we don’t want to know
But have to learn;
And people
We can’t live without
But have to let go.

Every Time I Miss You

I could’ve been happy with you the rest of my life. Like something of little value you tossed me aside. And for HER! She brags about how many guys she’s had and can get anyone she wants. Wait and see. You’re nothing but her latest fling; another notch on her bedpost. T.B.

Every time I miss you,
A star falls.
So if you ever look up at the sky
And the stars are gone
It’s because
I miss you too much!
Adapted from a thought written
by an author unknown

Happiness or Pain

Overall I’m doing well. My job is going good and all my family is healthy. I’m still single and not dating. Is that because I haven’t forgiven myself for hurting you, because you’re stuck in my heart or both? I wake thinking about you most days. G.D.

The first person who’s on your mind
the moment you open your eyes
after a night of sleep
is the reason either
for your happiness,
or pain.


A couple of your old t-shirts are still here. So are your sweatpants I like to wear. Your softball glove’s in the hall closet. There’s a picture of us still on my nightstand. So many things ’round this apartment remind me of us. It hurts, but it’s more painful to think of letting them go. V.S.

I saw an old friend today
He asked for you
He asked of us
I did not say
‘We are no more’
I answered ‘all is well.’
You are gone
Why can I not accept this?
Time will heal all, they say
But the loss is deep
Like our love once was,
you are irreplaceable
But I will replace you
I will love again
“Acceptance” by author unknown

Does He Know?

There are no words to express how devastated I am to find out you’ve been unfaithful to me for years. I’m just a stupid gullible man who loved and trusted you. I was a fool! My shattered heart will never be the same again. The cracks you put there will always remain. R.B.

Visions of you still dance in my head
I remember all the things you said.
You said you’d never let me down
But there lies my heart on the ground.

Broken in pieces I’m unable to fix;
I knew loving you would be a risk;
But I went ahead and took the chance
Thinking somehow we’d finish the dance.

I hope you’ll be happy the rest of your life
Does he know he’s getting a cheating wife? 

I Walk for Hours

Sometimes I walk for hours contemplating life and thinking about all the time we spent together, the euphoria and the crashes; the joy and the heartbreak; falling in loving and then out. What’s done is done. The past can’t be changed… but I miss you like crazy. L.M.

I count the hours,
I count the days.
How much I miss you,
I count the ways.

I miss your voice,
I miss your touch.
And I miss the face,
That I love so much.

How to describe it,
There is no way.
I walk around,
In a permanent daze.

I long to feel,
Your warm embrace.
And to see a smile,
Upon your face.

From the poem “I Miss You” Author Unknown