Between Now and Then

broken20heart1You asked me what was wrong. I smiled and said “nothing”. When you turned away and a tear came down and I thought silently “everything is. There’s someone else and soon you’ll leave me”. This between now and then is killing me a little at a time. J.J.


Don’t be reckless
with other people’s hearts,
and don’t put up with people
that are reckless with yours.
Kurt Vonnegut

It’s Your Fault

broken20heart1I don’t know which I would rather believe; that you never did care or that you eventually stopped. If you never actually loved me, it’s my fault for thinking you did. If you loved me and then stopped it’s your fault for making me think you’d always love me. H.S.


There were many ways of breaking a heart.
Stories were full of hearts being broken by love,
but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream,
whatever that dream might be.
Pearl Buck

Tired of Being Alone

broken20heart1Maybe they’re right. Maybe I got my hopes up too high. Maybe I was in over my head. Maybe it was stupid for me to ever think you loved me. Maybe I was just tired of being alone. It doesn’t matter. The time we shared was worth it no matter how much it hurts now. E.C.


The act of forgiveness
is the act of returning
to present time.
And that’s why when one
has become a forgiving person,
and has managed to let go of the past,
what they’ve really done is
they’ve shifted their relationship with time.
Caroline Myss

Done With You

broken20heart1You didn’t do a thing to make me want to stay. You can’t blame me for walking away after all your cheating and drunken behaviors. Now you say you’ll change. Problem is you’ve told me that many times before. I done Baby… absolutely done with you. L.L.


What they do to you hurts,
but realizing that
they don’t love you
kills you inside
and breaks your heart
into a thousand pieces.
Sonya Parker

I Tried

broken20heart1I’m not gonna waste my time giving you a second chance. There’s someone who treats me better looking for a first chance. I’m going to give it to her. I tried to love you enough so you’d love yourself. Now I know that’s impossible; you hate yourself. J.S.


I gave you my heart,
thinking you loved me back,
but I guess you just wanted to
use it for a while then smash it.
Azgraybebly Joslan

Sorry I Lied

broken20heart1Please forgive me. I was a fool. What I said and did was wrong. Taking you for granted became a habit. The thought of losing you has jarred me back to reality. I love you so much. PLEASE don’t leave me. I’ll get on my knees and beg if you want. D.S.

so sorry

I don’t know how to do it,
But I got to do right,
I need to say I’m sorry,
I don’t want to see us fight.
I’m staring at the clouds,
I sit and reminisce,
I remember all the good times we had,
I remember our first kiss.
From “I’m Sorry I Lied”
by Shak Tabib

Borrowed In Advance

broken20heart1All my worries about you leaving did nothing to stop you from going. The pain I borrowed in advance is now stirred in with the hurt from you breaking up with me. I know my frets and worry contributed to your departure but I could not stop myself. L.S.


… anticipatory fear is always
twice as strong as present fear.
Anticipatory fear has both fears in it at once –
the anticipatory one and the one
that comes simultaneously
with the dread happening itself.
Cornell Woolrich

You’re My Drug

broken20heart1I know I’m better off without you, but I remain drawn toward you like I have been to no other. It’s self-destructive to love someone so secretive, shadowy and dangerous. I’ve turned into an addict. You’re my drug. I can no longer get a fix because you left me. M.W.


I am taking this in, slowly,
Taking it into my body.
This grief. How slow
The body is to realize
You are never coming back.
Donna Masini

From Your Poison

broken20heart1You had a long history of leaving destruction behind you. I thought you’d changed or else I could change you. No matter how much one loves a snake, it is still a snake. I should not be surprised my heart now feels like it is dying from your poison. N.M.


God knows we’re all drawn toward
what’s beautiful and broken;
I have been, but some people cannot be fixed.
Or if they can be, it’s only by love and sacrifice
so great it destroys the giver.
From “City of Lost Souls” By Cassandra Clare

Too Much, Too Much

broken20heart1Letting go is something you do when you still love someone, but just don’t believe in them anymore. That’s where I am with you. Too many lies, too much fighting, too many sleepless night… too much, too much! The love I need can’t be this difficult. E.O.


It may seem as the hardest thing to do,
but you have to forget the guy
who forgot about you.
Nicholas Sparks