If it were possible I’d bear your pain for you. But I can’t make the abuse you suffered as a kid go away. When things get to you, please remember I did not hurt you; I’ll always be here for you and most of all I love you with all my heart. You’re safe with me. J.D.
Only the weak are cruel.
Gentleness can only be
expected from the strong.
My love for you is strong and keeps me going. No matter the distance; regardless of how much time, I’ll never stop trying to find you. Tragedy of war separated us, but I’ll keep moving; ever-moving step by step toward holding you once more in my arms. T.K.
Stone walls do not a prison make,
Nor iron bars a cage;
If I have freedom in my love,
And in my soul am free,
Angels alone that soar above
Enjoy such liberty.
I’m smiling, but don’t mean it. I miss how it used to be. I miss how our love was so real; how we cared for each other without end. Most of all I miss you telling me everything would be alright. I need that now more than ever. Without you it’s not going to be okay. B.B.
Lost love is still love.
It takes a different form, that’s all.
You can’t see their smile
or bring them food
or tousle their hair
or move them around a dance floor.
But when those senses weaken another heightens.
Memory. Memory becomes your partner.
You nurture it. You hold it. You dance with it.
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.
I’ve been laying here all night, listening to the rain and talking to my heart trying to explain that it has to let go. I am so tired of catching myself wondering what might have been. It’s exhausting to spend my life in our past. I think about you now and then constantly. T.F.
The truth is, unless you let go,
unless you forgive yourself,
unless you forgive the situation,
unless you realize that the situation is over,
you cannot move forward.
I used think meeting someone, falling in love and making a meaningful life together would not be difficult. I was young and naïve. You’re just the latest to lie, disappoint and hurt me. Finally I’ve realized the problem is me! I always pick women who are bad for me. E.K.
That feeling you get in your stomach
when your heart’s broken:
It’s like all the butterflies just died.
The only thing I learned from loving you is the power it gave you to crush me. Being with you was the most wonderful thing I have ever known, until you didn’t want me any more. I have no idea what changed. What happened? I never knew I could cry so much. You really hurt me! M.S.
Life without you is not life but a nightmare;
A nightmare that eats my skin little by little;
A nightmare that pricks my soul until it feels no more.
Life is not life, without you.
Gary R. Hess
I’ve done too much for you and the only logical next step is to stop; leave you; walk away. I can’t fix you. I’m drawing a line to separate desperation from determination. I’m determined to have a better life and feeling desperate over you will never allow it. I’m sorry but this is goodbye. C.B.
Sometimes you end up losing yourself
trying to hold onto someone
who doesn’t care about losing you.
You loved staying up all night and sleeping all day. I preferred going to bed early and rising with the sun. Complete opposites and for a time we were two halves of a whole. Then your behavior got darker as drugs took you over. I had to leave or perish emotionally. D.S.
I love you as certain dark things
are to be loved, in secret,
between the shadow and the soul.
From “100 Love Sonnets” by Pablo Neruda
I think you still love me, but we can’t escape the fact that I’m not enough for you. So I’m not blaming you for falling in love with another woman. I’m not angry, either. I just feel pain. I thought I could imagine how much this would hurt, but I was wrong. H.M.
Numbing the pain
for a while
will make it worse
when you finally feel it.