Just Passing Through

broken20heart1I’ve decided instead of wiping away my tears, I’m going to wipe away the person who makes me cry. That’s you. It’s hard to let go but I have learned some people aren’t meant to be in our lives forever. Some are just passing through to teach us a lesson. P.H.


Love hurts
when it
changes us.
Toba Beta

For Only So Long

broken20heart1When a woman gives up, it’s not because she doesn’t love you, but because she’s tired of getting hurt and feels like you’ll never care. For only so long can a girl hang on while a man makes her feel helplessly inadequate and unneeded, like you do me. N.M.


Sometimes letting things go
is an act of far greater power
than defending or hanging on.

After Tonight

broken20heart1Why do I want you back? Why can’t I hate you? Why can’t I let go of our memories? Why do I find it hard to forget you? So many ‘why’s’ but the most unanswered one is why do I still love you after you said goodbye because you wanted your freedom? WHY? L.L.


After tonight, as it all ends,
will we end up just as friends?
After tonight, as you leave my side,
will you cry like I do till the tears subside?
After tonight, as you tell me we’re through,
will you ever realize I still love you?

Absolutely Nothing

broken20heart1My prayers are often that I’ll stop loving you, stop wanting you and give up. I guess I have not hurt enough yet. I can’t believe I think that because you have hurt me badly over and over again. Somehow I must find the strength to get away from you. R.H.

Injured woman leaning sadly on wooden wall

I wish I had
Then there would be
No need to impress you.
No need to want you.
No need for loving you.
No need for crying over you.
No need for heart breaks.
No need for pain or tears.
No need for forgotten promises.
No need for rejected hugs.
No need for crying myself to sleep.
No need for acting like you care.
No need for everything you’ve done
to make me feel like absolutely nothing.

Misplaced Sense of Honor

broken20heart1I wonder if you want me. I wonder if I make you happy. I wonder if I’m right for you. I wonder if you still love me. Under your smile, your sadness shows. Don’t stay if you don’t want to be here. Hanging on because of some misplaced sense of honor is wrong. S.O.


Walking, working, barely breathing
My thoughts, far away
Heart aching, mind racing
Sleep does not come easily, nor last long….
Peter Winstanley

What’s Wrong Inside You

broken20heart1Loving you is an exercise in extremes. We have great times filled with sweetness and love. Then there are the dark ugly days when you’re a completely different person. I’ve asked you over and over to get help for what’s wrong inside you. I can’t take this! J.B.


Nothing make me happier
and nothing makes me sadder
than you.

It’s You…

broken20heart1I begged and pleaded but you said you didn’t love me anymore. You wanted to leave, so I had to let you go. Life was hard for a long time. I’m doing okay now, but I have not forgotten you. The part of my heart with your name on it will never completely heal. R.P.


Baby, baby.
It’s you I’m thinking of.
In the morning
when I wake up.
In the evening,
it’s you that I dream of.
From “Things I’d Like To Say”
by the New Colony Six

Safely In Your Arms

broken20heart1It doesn’t hurt much anymore. My memories of you, of us, are good and I cherish them. Once in a while those old feelings come round. Then I remember how much I love you and how much I still yearn to be safe in your arms, skin against skin. B.C.


I was made and meant to look for you
and wait for you
and become yours forever.
Robert Browning

Still Missing You

broken20heart1When I saw you with her, I told myself, “So what?” When I saw you holding her hand, I told myself, “I don’t care!” When I saw you playing with her hair, I said, “Whatever!” Who am I kidding? I’m still missing you doing all those things with me. B.C.


It’s not love’s going hurts my days
But that it went in little ways.
Edna St. Vincent Millay

Worst Feeling In the World

broken20heart1No one can accurately promise they’ll never hurt you because at one time or another, it will happen. The real promise is if the time you spend together will be worth the pain in the end. The worst feeling in the world is knowing you’ve been used and lied to. G.S.


What is the opposite of two?
A lonely me,
a lonely you.
Richard Wilbur