Grow Up

broken20heart11Your job kept you on the road so much I lost track of who you are and you seemed like stranger. Even when you were in town you spent most of your time hanging out with your buddies. Now you’re surprised I am breaking up with you? Grow up! K.L.

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Brains are like hearts…
they go where they are appreciated.
Robert McNamara

A Terminal Condition

broken20heart11Finally someone has entered my heart who I love with an intensity greater than my feelings for you. For years I’ve carried deep regret and heartache thinking it was a terminal condition. Never did I think I could feel this alive again. T.G.

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When you love, you get hurt.
When you get hurt, you hate.
When you hate, you try to forget.
When you try to forget, you start missing.
And when you start missing…
you’ll eventually fall in Love again.
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Let You Go

broken20heart11It took falling in love again years after we parted to make me truly appreciate you. Before “us” I never knew what love or family was. I learned about those from being with you. I will forever be regretful of the pain I caused and grateful you loved me. C.B.

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This is not a goodbye, my darling,
this is a thank you.
Thank you for coming into my life
and giving me joy,
thank you for loving me
and receiving my love in return.
Thank you for the memories
I will cherish forever.
But most of all,
thank you for showing me
that there will come a time
when I can eventually let you go.
Hussein Nishah

If Life Was a Circus

broken20heart11If loving you with all my heart was enough to change you, we’d be living happily together. Things don’t work that way though. No matter how much I wish you’d behave differently and be faithful, I don’t think you ever will. I’ve had enough of this carnival side-show. F.L.

Crying_like_Pierrot_the_Clown_by_specu_loosIf life was a circus
I’d be your clown,
I’d get on your pony,
ride your merry-go-round.
If life was a circus
under your big tent,
make love with you forever
we’d be heaven spent.
If life was a circus
in your arena we would play,
with each other
forever, and a day.
But life is not a circus
I am not a clown,
all I can ever do
is watch your merry-go-round.
Heather Burns

So I Pretend

broken20heart11No one really knows what is going on inside me. How much it hurts to love you and not be loved in return would engulf me if I let it show. So I pretend. I make like I’m just fine and am over losing you. But I’m not and don’t think I ever will be. J.R.

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She is the kind of girl who is
always smiling and loves to laugh.
If you are falling down,
she will be right there to pick you up.
She is the one that always says sorry,
even it it’s not her fault.
Even if she is feeling like the scum of the earth,
she will never let you know.
This is the girl who is afraid of love,
because she has already lost so much.
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Love You Still

broken20heart11How long has it been? Wow, that long! Thousands of memories have faded, but how I remember you has grown more clear. It has become obvious over time we were not well matched, but I often think of you, miss you and love you still. P.J.

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When I look back at how we began;
the laughter and love that we shared,
I smile at all the ways we loved and we dared
to dream of a wonderful future together
and how we promised this was forever;
And I try to recall the moment when
things started to change;
Just what it could’ve been
to cause our happiness to slip away,
And though I may never find the answer
I do know one thing for sure;
I still love you now
as much as I did then…
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Please Help Me

broken20heart11How can someone who has not been here for months occupy so many of my thoughts? You come to mind within minutes of waking and you’re there when I go to sleep. Why do I do this to myself? You’ve got someone new. You’re not coming back. C.P.

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Please God help me.
Help me stop loving him.
I still do and I don’t want to anymore.
Please, please, please help me stop.
From Movie “Bruce Almighty”

Hoping but Never Finding

broken20heart1It was many years ago when we spent our nights together. I think about you every day. Did your life turn out good? Are you happy? Hindsight has taught how much you meant to me. Every few weeks I go searching on-line for you, hoping but never finding. J.R.

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Years of love, followed by heartache.
Those are the years that define me.
Those are the years that know–
love’s eternity is you.
C. Elizabeth

Avoid and Forget

broken20heart1Cut communication. Delete the number. Get rid of her stuff. Delete the pictures. Don’t go where you used to. Burn the letters. Give away the things she gave you. Don’t watch the shows and movies she liked. Ignore her. Avoid and forget. Stop loving her. J.R.

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Some of us think
holding on makes
us strong;
but sometimes
it is letting go.
Herman Hesse

Forget…

broken20heart1I have tried to leave you behind. I have tried to evict you from my heart. I have tried to let go. I have tried to move on, but with every new guy I feel more & more like I’ll never be able to replace you. And the sad thing is I know I have already been replaced. A.I.

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Forget the times he walked by.
Forget the times he made you cry.
Forget the times he spoke your name.
Remember now you’re not the same.
Forget the times he held your hand.
Forget the sweet things if you can.
Forget the good times & don’t pretend.
Remember now he’s just your friend.
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