Not Stuck Back There

broken20heart1The tiny pewter angel you gave me for protection long ago still goes on every trip. The little velvet bag it travels in is worn and wrinkled from its many journeys. You may be long gone, but my love for you is not. I am not stuck back there, but will never forget. C.B.

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Scars have the strange power
to remind us that our past is real.
Cormac McCarthy

Masks that We Fear

broken20heart1Loving you hurt like hell. It took a long time to recover. But I’m grateful for all of it. I learned a lot about myself in that whirlwind of pain. I’ll never think of it as a waste. As my lover, teacher and friend I will always love you and be grateful for what we shared. B.J.

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Love takes off masks
that we fear we cannot live without
and know we cannot live within.
James Baldwin

Self-Induced Blindness

broken20heart1My heart was so busy falling in love with you that I didn’t notice when you started falling out of love with me. It was a case of self-induced blindness where I could see nothing but love and hope. For a while I imagined only a future you were part of. A.W.

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Two people may fall for each other
but sometimes one gets up
and walks away while the other
is still falling to the ground.
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Between Dream and Awakened Reality

broken20heart1It’s been a long time since I last saw you, but you’re still in my dreams. Each day no more than a few hours pass when I don’t think of you. Remembering waking up together is the hardest. In moments between dreams and awakened reality I forget you’re gone. J.B.

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When you lose someone, you get used
to living day-to-day without them.
But you’ll never get used to
the “10 second heartbreak.”
That’s the time it takes to wake
to full consciousness each day
and remember…
Nina Guilbeau

A Long Time

broken20heart1Loving you taught me many things including how much I could love; the great happiness possible; the depth of pain I could feel and how much I could cry. The tears have slowed, but not stopped. Getting over you and how much I love you will take a long time. H.P.

But_I_love_her_like_no_other_by_tokarchukTrying to make someone
fall in love with you
is about as pointless
as trying to control
who you fall in love with.
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I’ll Wait For You

broken20heart1Hindsight always seems so clear while what’s ahead appears to be obscured in a fog. Time is slowly vaporizing like hazy mist in the morning sun and one day, I too, will evaporate back to where I once came from. If I am the first to go, I’ll wait for you there.

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Unfortunately,
the clock is ticking,
the hours are going by.
The past increases,
the future recedes.
Possibilities decreasing,
regrets mounting.
Haruki Murakami

Better Next time

broken20heart1Because I am single a lot of people feel sorry for me. They see being unattached as some sort of sickness that needs to be cured. But I’m just fine; I really am. I’m taking time to soak up what my last heartbreak taught me so things are better next time. S.S.

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Being single doesn’t mean
that you know nothing about love.
Sometimes being solo is wiser
than being in a false relationship.
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