The Right Thing

broken20heart1I should have fought for you and not given up so easily when you told me it was over. Sure I called and wrote for a while but then I gave up. I’ll never know how close I was to winning to you back or if it was hopeless and I did the right thingJ.R.


Just because I’m not
forever by your side
doesn’t mean that’s not
precisely where I want to be.
Stephanie Laurens

A Bittersweet Moment

broken20heart1Out of the blue I started crying at lunch today, not because I miss you, but because I realized I’m going to be alright without you. It was a bittersweet moment with sadness for what was and happiness for knowing I will love again one day. E.L.

solitude-420x560Failure of love hurts
like falling down.
In the end you’re left hurt,
with a memory of it forever.

I Would Still Do It All Again

broken20heart1With you I learned to love. I learned how to live, laugh and be happy. And I learned how to cry with from a level of pain never felt before. Now you’re gone. I have to get over you and go on by myself. Even knowing where we’d end up, I would still do it all again. S.E.


Love can give you such happiness,
then can break the very heart it filled,
leaving a hole that can never be fixed
or protected by any armour.
Kevin McLeod

Missed All the Signs

broken20heart1How was I to know watching you marry someone else would make me realize how much I love you? Now I’ll live with regret for the rest of my life. I’ll never invade your happiness to tell you how I feel. That wouldn’t be right. I’ll bear my secret quietly alone. P.D.


If love is like driving a car,
then I must be the worst driver
in the world. I missed all the signs
and ended up lost.
Brian MacLearn

Which Way Do I Run

broken20heart1You leaving knocked me down hard. For months I cried your name into my pillow, but in time I began to heal and find new hope. I was grateful you didn’t try to stay in touch.  Now you’re back and want to see me. Which way do I run? To you or away from you? R.P.


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

Black-Hearted Monster

broken20heart1Even though I don’t want you after how deeply you hurt me, my heart still jumps a half beat when I hear about you. Seeing you in the distance when you don’t see me rattles me for hours. No, I don’t want you but I still love you. Wish that would go away. L.M.


Every fairytale has a villain.
All high quality happy endings
involve a black-hearted monster.
I just didn’t want you to be mine.
Coco J. Ginger

Can’t Forgive Myself

broken20heart1There are still moments when I have to take a deep breath before speaking to keep from crying. I’ve learned to hide my sadness so well that everyone thinks I’m fine. It’s only me that knows how tortured I am on the inside. I hurt you and I can’t forgive myself for it. D.L.


I never guessed
I could cry so hard
my face hurt.
Vernor Vinge

Stronger But More Fragile

broken20heart1Every time you hurt me, every time I felt pain, every lie that you told me made me who I am today: stronger, but more fragile. Now I realize within is strength to survive the lost of great love. But also there are fractures in my heart that make it easier to be broken. R.Y.


I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
Marilyn Monroe

Letting You Go

broken20heart1Letting you go was probably the hardest thing I have ever done, but also the most courageous. Just because I wanted you did not make you want me in the same way. Realizing that you could be happier with someone else was very hard, but the right thing. K.P.


Falling in love is easy,
letting that love go, is hard.
But your heart will always
have the right answer.
You just have to listen to it
and figure out what it’s telling you.
Marie Coulson

Then There Is You

broken20heart1Years go by. People come and go; an ongoing parade of faces I mostly forget with names I barely remember. Some didn’t really know me. Some loved me. Some hurt me. Some did both. I’ve loved. I’ve lost. Most I got over reasonably quick. Then there is you.T.B.


True love
doesn’t have a happy ending:
True love
doesn’t HAVE an ending