Passion Alone Isn’t Love

Love is patient & waits calmly; assuredly; confidently. The yearning & burning; the desire & fire is a primitive need stoked by craving & longing. Passion alone isn’t love. You never come around except to sleep with me. I’m done with that. Don’t show up here again. D.G.

How do they do it,
the ones who make love without love?
Beautiful as dancers,
gliding over each other like ice-skaters
over the ice, fingers hooked
inside each other’s bodies, faces
red as steak, wine, wet as the
children at birth whose mothers are going to
give them away.
How do they do it,
the ones who make love without love?
From “Sex Without Love” by Sharon Olds

It’s Not My Fault

You’re gone. It’s not my fault. The problem is you hate yourself. No one else can fix that except you. I tried to love you enough so you’d love yourself. It didn’t work. Now you’re with someone new. You’ll break her heart too ’cause you don’t know how to love. L.W.

Steve Maraboli

Paint A Perfect Smile

You broke my heart and six months later I forgave you and let you back into my life. Then you left me in ruin a second time. Now you’re back begging for forgiveness again. I can’t do it. I just can’t. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. S.R.

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.
Hours of togetherness
Back when we cared
But we lost touch
My hand slipped from yours.
We went our ways
And closed open doors.
Then times got tough;
I needed you.
My heart was empty
My sadness grew.
I silently wept
As you left me there
Lost and alone.
I just can’t bare
Another lost heart
Or even more crying.
I need someone here
To do what you never would
Paint a permanent smile
The way you never could.
From Paint a Smile by ‘Hanna Smoothie’

Like It Is Suffocating

I wake up some time and for a moment I don’t remember you’re gone. More than once I’ve picked my phone up to call you and then remembered you don’t want to hear from me. Life was challenging with you, but it is awful without you. My heart feels like it is suffocating. C.B.

I felt her absence.
It was like waking up one day
with no teeth in your mouth.
You wouldn’t need to run to the mirror
to know they were gone.
James Dashner

Somewhere In Time

The right two people met at the wrong time. Each of us has a commitment to someone else. Those relationships are troubled but only when they’re over can we have a life together. We have to say goodbye my darling until our love can be honorable and honest. L.S.

It’s right that they don’t know
And it’s only right
…that I should go.
But if you’ll wait
I’ll wait too.
I’ll wait all my life
… and more for you.
Somewhere in time
I will swear you’ll be mine
Cos’ I love you,
Love you true.
From “Somewhere In Time” recorded by Lisa Stansfield

The Rest Has Been Preparation

There have been heart breakers, pretenders and those whose love was temporary. For a time I loved each one; some more; some less. Even after all the pain my faith remains strong that one day the love I wait for will come. All the rest has been preparation for your arrival. P.W.

I look off in the distance
at the skies of pink and blue
as the sun sets in the sky,
I am waiting for you.
The day has past, and night has come
The sky is bright with stars
But I won’t move and I won’t sleep,
I am waiting for you.
The days go by but I won’t cry,
For I know you’ll be here soon.
I won’t lose faith,
I will not stray,
I’ll stay and wait for you.
From “I Am Waiting For You” by Saphire Nightengale

Only For A Time

Some day when the pain stops I will be a better person for having loved you. All of me and everything I had was given and for a time you gave of yourself equally. Things just fell apart. It’s no one’s fault. Because we lasted only for a time does make “Us” a mistake. C.S.

Our wounds are often the openings
into the best and most beautiful part of us.
David Richo

On Way or Another

You’ve figured out I’m falling in love with you and you’re trying to make me stop by hurting me this way. Well it won’t work. One way or another, I’m going to make you care about me. Yes, I am, unless your cold attitude kills me first. If I’m going to be miserable, so are you. J.G.

No one ever fell in love gracefully.
Connie Brockway

The Slow Letting Go

You swept me off my feet as I’d never known before. Wonderful. Beautiful. Intense. After a few months the love that came so quickly departed even more rapidly. Then came the time of pretending until neither of us could fool the other; the time of the slow letting go. D.G.

Delusion detests focus
and romance provides the veil.
Suzanne Finnamore

I’m Lost

I am only me. No more. No less. You tried so hard to change me. If you didn’t like who I am why did you stay for so long? The bitterness from attempting to be someone you wanted will take a long time to get over. I’ve lost part of me and have to find it. I’m lost. L.E.

Every broken heart has screamed
at one time or another:
“Why can’t you see who I truly am?”
Shannon Alder