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


broken20heart1Unwise. Silly. Dim-witted. Foolish. Stupid. Dense. Self-centered. Out of touch. And just plain wrong. Those are just a few of the words that describe my behavior. I mistreated you badly and acted liked you’d always be here and never leave me. WRONG! D.S.


Too often we don’t realize what we have until it’s gone.
Too often we’re too stubborn to say
“I’m sorry, I was wrong.”
Too often It seems we hurt the ones closest to our hearts.
And we let the most foolish things tear us apart.

So Very Wrong

broken20heart1I’m not even going to get mad anymore. Instead I’m going to start expecting the lowest from the person I used to think the highest of: YOU! You’re so full of yourself. You believe everyone and everything in the world is for your taking. You’re wrong. K.L.


So it’s true,
when all is said
and done,
grief is the price
we pay for love.
E.A. Bucchianeri

It’s Your Fault

broken20heart1I don’t know which I would rather believe; that you never did care or that you eventually stopped. If you never actually loved me, it’s my fault for thinking you did. If you loved me and then stopped it’s your fault for making me think you’d always love me. H.S.


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

Borrowed In Advance

broken20heart1All my worries about you leaving did nothing to stop you from going. The pain I borrowed in advance is now stirred in with the hurt from you breaking up with me. I know my frets and worry contributed to your departure but I could not stop myself. L.S.


… anticipatory fear is always
twice as strong as present fear.
Anticipatory fear has both fears in it at once –
the anticipatory one and the one
that comes simultaneously
with the dread happening itself.
Cornell Woolrich

Time After Time

broken20heart1My Mother said, “What you put up with, you end up with”. She was right. Time after time I forgave you for hitting me. Then later I’d believe how sorry you were. But it got worse. I’m done with you; absolutely and one hundred percent. D.L.


Just watch
my wildest dreams come true,
not one of them involving you.
Paramore lyrics

Every Fairytale

broken20heart1You appeared to me like a white knight from a childhood tale where lovers live happily ever after.  I made excuses about how you treated me badly. You always were exactly the selfish liar you are. It’s all my fault I pretended you were something you are not. R.P.


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

All I Have Left

broken20heart1I’m not angry with you for breaking my heart. I’m angry with myself for giving it to you. I knew better. Your reputation as a two-timing heartbreaker is near legendary. Thinking you’d treat me different was stupid and naive. Now I’m just another notch on your bedpost. D.C.

 imagesCAS8DUPNI think of you in Silence,
I often speak your name,
All I have left are memories
And a heart around your name.
My heart aches with sadness,
and all my tears still flow
What it meant to lose you
No one will ever know
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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

So Very Wrong

broken20heart1I didn’t really know what love truly was until you entered my heart. With all my being I gave myself to our marriage and believed we’d be together forever. I thought our love was extraordinary and you’ve never lie, cheat or hurt me. I was so very wrong.

Cheating on anyone
is deeper than people realize.
It destroys their outlook on love,
their future relationship
and peace within themselves.