Never Mistake

broken20heart1I’m a good enough person to forgive, but not stupid enough to trust you again. Just because I make small talk when I run into you, doesn’t mean I have forgotten the pain. Never mistake my civility for a hint I might want to be with you again. I DON’T! R.B.


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

Only in Your Imagination

broken20heart1You thought I was your property and you could make me into anything you wanted. All that meant is you were never in love me. I was only a possession that you thought could be remodeled into a fantasy man that was real only in your imagination. H.S.


If our love
is only a will
to possess,
it is not love.
Thich Nhat Hanh

This Wound in My Heart

broken20heart1Loving you devastated me. Everything you said was lies to get what you wanted. Now it’s clear to see you used me to climb the corporate ladder. As good as I am at spotting ‘users’, you fooled me. The only thing I’m left with is this wound in my heart. D.D.


In life we don’t always get what we want;
hopes and dreams get washed away so easily,
hearts are broken, chances are missed,
and we always seem to end up
right back where we started.
From “Colliding Worlds”
By Rebecah McManus

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

A Thousand Chances

broken20heart1I don’t understand why I let myself stay with you after all your lies and the tears I have cried. The hold you have had on me is nearly gone. I have had enough. I’ll be gone soon. You’ve had a thousand chances to treat me better and have wasted every one. V.M.


There are times when the actual experience
of leaving something makes you wish desperately
that you could stay, and then there are times
when the leaving reminds you a hundred times over
why exactly you had to leave in the first place.
Shauna Niequist

Never Completely Fade Away

broken20heart1For months I was only a shadow. I lost weight because I didn’t eat. My friends wondered why I didn’t spend time with them anymore. Even my work suffered. My memories of you will never completely fade away, but it’s time I got on with my life and put you behind me.


Incredible change happens in your life
when you decide to take control
of what you do have power over
instead of craving control
over what you don’t.
Steve Maraboli

I Let You Go

broken20heart1You left me saying only “you needed space” and never came back. I hated you for a long time. You ignored every phone call, text and letter. As the months passed I began to realize you didn’t deserve the strong hold on me that hating you caused. So I let you go. S.P.

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If you want to forget something or someone,
never hate it, or never hate him/her.
Everything and everyone that you hate
is engraved upon your heart;
if you want to let go of something,
if you want to forget, you cannot hate.
C. Joybell C.

Absolutely Done With You

broken20heart1You’ve hit me many times before but this is the last time you’ll take your anger out on me. I can’t believe I stayed for so long letting you beat and bruise me. You blame me for what is wrong with you, so I’ll make it easy. I’m leaving and am absolutely done with you. J.W.


…Even when I stop crying,
even when we fall asleep
and I’m nestled in his arms,
this will leave another scar.
No one will see it.
No one will know.
But it will be there.
And eventually all of the scars
will have scars, and that’s all I’ll be
–one big scar of a love gone wrong.
From “But I love Him” by Amanda Grace