Determination to Carry On

broken20heart11My heart was broken so badly moving on was impossible for years . Love failed because I never gave all of me and was dishonest. Now the grandest love of my life has arrived. This time I’m giving everything and risking it all. She’s worth it! B.C.

imagesCALE855NWe go through life looking
for someone to call our own,
someone who will give us
the determination to carry on.
And that someone I have
found in you,
a love honest and so
totally true.
Jesse DeLance Sutton

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.


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.

Can You Do That?

broken20heart1We’re back together. I don’t know how it will turn out. I’m hopeful and will do my best to make things work. Only if we can put the past hurt and misery we caused each other behind us do we have an honest chance. It will be difficult. Can you do that?Are you sure?

I’ve oft been told by learned friars,
That wishing and the crime are one,
And Heaven punishes desires
As much as if the deed were done.
If wishing damns us, you and I
Are damned to all our heart’s content;
Come, then, at least we may enjoy
Some pleasure for our punishment!
Thomas Moore

Because You Love Her

broken20heart1My friend said, “you really love her, don’t you?” An answer echoed in my heart before the words “very much” fell from my lips. My friend responded “she’ll probably break your heart into a thousand pieces”. I said “I know, but I’m willing to take the chance she won’t”. L.A.


No matter how many times
I tell you she’ll break you heart,
or how many times she does it,
you’ll never give up.
Why you ask?
Because you love her.

What Do I Do With The Smoke

broken20heart1It’s hard to forget someone who gave me so much to remember. Like hidden smoldering embers underneath ashes my memories of you have remained. Now my heart is beginning to flicker again with fire. I can hide the flames, but what do I do with the smoke? H.E.

matches and fire

the only soul that can mend a broken heart
is the one that broke it.
For they are the ones holding all the pieces.
Patti Roberts

Still Loud Days Later

Bumping into you was completely unexpected. It’s been years since I last saw you. With “how are you’s” and small talk my love for you began shouting in my heart again. The volume of that voice in my heart is still loud days later. I love you. I always will. I miss you so. A.O.

Our eyes crossed
my voice was lost
Her smile
destroyed my soul.
Words were broken
thoughts were woken
Why must
she torment me so.
From “Her smile destroyed my soul” by Peter Wetzel

On Way or Another

You’ve figured out I’m falling in love with you and you’re trying to make me stop by hurting me this way. Well it won’t work. One way or another, I’m going to make you care about me. Yes, I am, unless your cold attitude kills me first. If I’m going to be miserable, so are you. J.G.

No one ever fell in love gracefully.
Connie Brockway

Foresake Me Again

You say you love me and I say I love you too. On one hand I’m happy and on the other fearful. Once before you expressed your feelings this way and left me a year later. I’ve let you back into my life, but can’t make the fear go away that you will forsake me again. A.F.

You say that you love rain,
but you open your umbrella when it rains…
You say that you love the sun,
but you find a shadow spot when the sun shines…
You say that you love the wind,
But you close your windows when wind blows…
This is why I am afraid;
You say that you love me too…
Turkish poem called “I Am Afraid” (Korkuyorum)

There You Are

After a year I thought my heart had healed and I was over you. I go to a party thrown by some new people I’d met then a half hour later turn around and there you are. Just the two of us standing there talking was like when we first met. I fell in love with you all over again. D.H.

So I placed my heart under lock and key
To take some time, and take care of me
But I turn around and you’re standing here.
Debra Cox