You’ll Never Know

You’ve gone home to a country on the other side of the world. You won’t be back. I don’t know how to reach you. You’ll never know I love you because I didn’t find the courage to say it. You’ll remember me only as a co-worker but I will carry you in my heart always. S.S.

Grey rocks, and greyer sea,
And surf along the shore —
And in my heart a name
My lips shall speak no more.

The high and lonely hills
Endure the darkening year —
And in my heart endure
A memory and a tear.

Across the tide a sail
That tosses, and is gone —
And in my heart the kiss
That longing dreams upon.

Grey rocks, and greyer sea,
And surf along the shore —
And in my heart the face
That I shall see no more.
“Grey Rocks and Greyer Sea” by Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts

Silence Breaks the Heart

You don’t answer your phone when I call and ignore my texts. When I run into you by chance you look away and won’t speak to me. I know what I did was wrong, but there’s a lot you don’t know. Please talk to me and listen to what I have to say. I love you and I’m sorry. A.N.

Sticks and stones are hard on bones
Aimed with angry art,
Words can sting like anything
But silence breaks the heart.
Phyllis McGinley

What’s Wrong With You?

For six months you were in love with me. Suddenly you left me flat. In the year since there have been two more. Is half a year the longest you can make a relationship work? What’s wrong with you? Why can’t you love and let yourself be loved longer? L.W.

My heart, it was a cup of gold
That at his lip did long to lie,
But he hath drunk the red wine down,
And tossed the goblet by.
My heart, it was a floating bird
That through the world did wander free,
But he hath locked it in a cage,
And lost the silver key.
My heart, it was a white, white rose
That bloomed upon a broken bough,
He did but wear it for an hour,
And it is withered now.
“The Prince” By Josephine Dodge Daskam

There You Are

After a year I thought my heart had healed and I was over you. I go to a party thrown by some new people I’d met then a half hour later turn around and there you are. Just the two of us standing there talking was like when we first met. I fell in love with you all over again. D.H.

So I placed my heart under lock and key
To take some time, and take care of me
But I turn around and you’re standing here.
Debra Cox

A Pretty Girl

Whenever we entered a room you did your best to make sure every man looked at you. I should have known how you dressed and acted meant you’d never be faithful to me. Love is blind and sometimes we love what is bad for us even when we know it.  E.A.

A pretty girl
is nothing
if she has
an ugly heart.

No Bridge In Between

You were in my dreams before I ever knew you. I was shaken to the core of my being on the first sight of you. I yearn for us to know one another. Maybe we’d fall in love. But you’re with another and my ethics will never allow me to say a word to you about my hopes. A.W.

Love, he told himself,
was open to interpretation
like any other abstract indulgence
but followed the same principles everywhere…
One, either won or lost in love,
there was no bridge in between,
and he decided he had lost,
lost to himself, if not to her.
Faraaz Kazi

May Cause Heartbreak

Often I caught you lying and forgave you. I made it easy for you to deceive me repeatedly. But guess what! I got even with you for cheating on me. I just slept with your best friend. Why? Because you slept with best bud! Did you find the lipstick on my shirt yet? E.A.

I wish people came with warning labels!
‘May cause heartbreak’
‘Your trust may be in jeopardy’
‘Under no circumstance believe him.’