A Nightmare

The only thing I learned from loving you is the power it gave you to crush me. Being with you was the most wonderful thing I have ever known, until you didn’t want me any more. I have no idea what changed.  What happened? I never knew I could cry so much. You really hurt me! M.S.

Life without you is not life but a nightmare;
A nightmare that eats my skin little by little;
A nightmare that pricks my soul until it feels no more.
Life is not life, without you.
Gary R. Hess

Had To Leave or Perish

You loved staying up all night and sleeping all day. I preferred going to bed early and rising with the sun. Complete opposites and for a time we were two halves of a whole. Then your behavior got darker as drugs took you over. I had to leave or perish emotionally. D.S.

I love you as certain dark things
are to be loved, in secret,
between the shadow and the soul.
From “100 Love Sonnets” by Pablo Neruda

Passion That Unhinges My Soul

I want to take back at least half of the I love you’s, because I didn’t mean them as much as the other ones. I want to take back the secrets I told you so I can decide whether to tell them to you again. I want to take back the piece of me that lies in you, to see if I truly miss it. D.L.

You know that when I hate you,
it is because I love you to a point
of passion that unhinges my soul.
Julie de Lespinasse

Trampled to Death

You constantly got so jealous it scared me. There was no reason. I was always faithful! Why were you always asking others about me, even my family when I didn’t know it? Why did you doubt me so much? My love did not fade, it was trampled to death by your mistrust. E.D.

If you had stayed,
I wouldn’t have been myself.
You made me hurt inside,
Too weak to even ask for help.
If you had stayed,
I’d have given up my dreams
And been your puppet
While you tugged hard at my strings!
By Dreamer Thinker

What’s Wrong With You?

For six months you were in love with me. Suddenly you left me flat. In the year since there have been two more. Is half a year the longest you can make a relationship work? What’s wrong with you? Why can’t you love and let yourself be loved longer? L.W.

My heart, it was a cup of gold
That at his lip did long to lie,
But he hath drunk the red wine down,
And tossed the goblet by.
My heart, it was a floating bird
That through the world did wander free,
But he hath locked it in a cage,
And lost the silver key.
My heart, it was a white, white rose
That bloomed upon a broken bough,
He did but wear it for an hour,
And it is withered now.
“The Prince” By Josephine Dodge Daskam

Along the Same Fault Lines

I can’t stop wondering why you ran away. I think I know, but the thought hurts. You still love me but are ashamed to admit what happened. You left me, went back to your old boyfriend and got hurt again, didn’t you? It strangles my heart every time I imagine you with him. L.L.


Until this moment,
I had not realized
that someone could
break your heart twice,
along the very same fault lines.
Jodi Picoult

Excuse Me for Caring

Excuse me for caring about you. Even though we didn’t have the best relationship at the time, I still loved you enough to worry. Now you’ve turned it on me and called me screwed up and neurotic. Hold a mirror up. That’s actually a description of you! S.S.

You took my love, you broke my heart
You took my smile, and tore it apart
You left me crying down on the floor
The funny thing is, I still want more
If only you loved me like I wanted you to
But you tricked me into loving you
You tore me apart, you broke my heart
From “You Broke My Heart” by Alexandra Burke

Echoes that Ricochet

It seems the more I try to put thoughts of you out of my mind the more stuck in my head our memories become. You were the only woman I ever completely trusted. I still find it hard to believe that someone I had such faith and belief in could hurt me the way you did. R.Y.


There is that tree
Where I carved your name
Where the happiest place
Now causes pain.
“I love you” you said
Got used to those words
Now echoes that ricochet
Still in my head.
From “Memories of You”
by Kerry from New Zealand

Still It Was Not Enough

For a long time I thought if I loved you with all my heart, you’d love me back. I felt certain if I showed you how deeply I cared about you every way I could, you would care for me as I did you. I gave you absolutely everything and still it was not enough to make you love me. N.V.

Love has become my sorrow
For you are no longer here.
I cling to your affection
Pulsing with the rhythm
Of your heart;
Gasping at the moment
I lose the steady beat.
Love has become my enemy
For you are no longer mine.
From “Abusing the Consequences” by Kay Salady

My Heart, My Body, My Soul

No words can express the pain you caused. After you crushed my heart I started shutting people out. I began to hide behind a wall so no one can see how deep my grief was and to keep my tears hidden. I gave you my heart, my body, my soul, my all. You violated me. K.N.

O’ eyes do not weep
Cease the deluge of pain
And heart do not beat
Sad remembrance of him
Mind do not tarry
Lest fear should befall
Upon vows that you carry
And love you recall
“Eyes Do Not Weep” by Kay Salady