Never Able to Trust Again

Reading the paper with your engagement ring on my finger, I was shocked to find a wedding announcement with your name and not mine! What a horrible way to find out you didn’t want me. It will take a long time to heal but I’ll never be able trust again like I did you. A.F.

The people
Who hurt you the most
Are the ones
Who swore most
they never would!

Slipped Through My Fingers

How long does heartbreak last? I let the love of my life slip through my fingers. It’s been two years since I broke up you, the woman I loved dearly. I thought things might be better with my Ex., but I was so wrong.  You’ve moved on and don’t trust or want me anymore. D.G.

Have you seen my smile
because the last time I wore it
was when I was with you.

Drown What’s Left of You

Often I wake knowing I’ve been dreaming of you again. I relive good times or spin new make-believe ones in my subconscious. Then there are dreams when I hear you say again “I love you and forgive you, but can’t forget what you did. I can’t be with you anymore.” A.O.

So bring on the pain
Let it kill your memory
Bring on the rain
Let it drown what’s left of you and me
I know the only way I’m ever gonna make it
Is burying the best of us
Even though it’s killing me
Cause I don’t love you any less
But I can’t love you anymore
From the song “I Can’t Love You Anymore” by Gary Nichols

All Over that Town

Only months after I left you a thousand miles behind did I even begin to get over you; to get better. I was shriveling emotionally. My heart was dying. It was too hard to stay there and be reminded of the memories of us all over that town. I had to move away to survive. K.H.

She lies awake,
Doesn’t know what to do,
Wondering how,
will she ever make it through.
She is in love
and believed the one
Who said I love you first.
He says he is sorry
But she knows it’s not true.
“Why?!” she screams
“I’d never have done this to you!”
Pretty Gurl Swag

Back When We Cared

Never will I forget driving when you got so angry over almost nothing and ruined everything. You said horrible things, then threw your engagement ring out my car window. We stopped but did not find it.  Your tears and sorry’s could not repair what damage you had done. R.B.

Paint a perfect smile,
Straight onto my face,
Wash it off good,
Don’t leave any trace,
Of our happy times,
The days we shared
Back when we cared.

A Cold Hearted Lie

Seemingly an angel and deceptively sweet you said all the right things at the exact moment needed to steal my heart. You seemed kind and tender. Making love was mind-blowing and like no other experience I’ve known. But it was an act. You were only after my money. D.S.

Tears… fall from my broken heart.
I never thought we would be apart.
When you held me you said “forever”.
Now you’re gone I know you meant “never”.
Saying you love me with that look in your eye
….was a cold hearted lie!
from “Tears” © by Erika

Still It Was Not Enough

For a long time I thought if I loved you with all my heart, you’d love me back. I felt certain if I showed you how deeply I cared about you every way I could, you would care for me as I did you. I gave you absolutely everything and still it was not enough to make you love me. N.V.

Love has become my sorrow
For you are no longer here.
I cling to your affection
Pulsing with the rhythm
Of your heart;
Gasping at the moment
I lose the steady beat.
Love has become my enemy
For you are no longer mine.
From “Abusing the Consequences” by Kay Salady

Just Once Upon a Time

Ten thousand times I have asked myself when did I begin to fall out of love with you. Well I remember being head over heals about you with a feeling that was amazingly profound. Nothing happened, yet one day my love began to diminish. I can’t help it. I’m so sorry. V.M.

Falling in love
is not always
a happily ever after story.
Most of the time,
it’s just once upon a time.

None of the Pieces Fit

Why did I break up with you? Looking at all the pieces I realized ‘we’ weren’t a puzzle anymore. The pieces simply didn’t fit together. Even if we tried really hard, the pieces were still for two different puzzles. We don’t belong together and hurt each trying to be. K.M.

For every heart that finds love,
there is a heart that cries.
For every dream that is reborn,
there is a dream that dies.
For every day filled with sun,
there is a day of rain.
For every hour filled with joy
there is an hour of pain.
For every smile upon a face,
there is a tear to cry.
For every fond hello you say,
there is a sad goodbye.

You Won’t See It End

We were going steady. I adored you. Each evening after work I’d drive by your house to feel closer to you. Night after night I did and you never knew, at least not until I saw you kissing another guy in your driveway in his car. I was only sixteen, but it hurts still today. R.Y.

You can see a clock,
but you can’t see the time.
You can see my face,
but you can’t see my mind.
You can see the clouds,
but you can’t see the wind.
You saw my love for you begin,
but you won’t see it end.