What’s Wrong Inside You

broken20heart1Loving you is an exercise in extremes. We have great times filled with sweetness and love. Then there are the dark ugly days when you’re a completely different person. I’ve asked you over and over to get help for what’s wrong inside you. I can’t take this! J.B.


Nothing make me happier
and nothing makes me sadder
than you.

While In The Blindness

broken20heart1I am going to forget how much you hurt me, but I’ll never forget what loving you taught me. Trust should not be given while in the blindness of newly awakened passion. I will never get involved again believing a person with will change if I love them enough. A.T.


At some point,
you’ll have to realize
that some people
can stay in your heart,
but not in your life.
Ashley Hodgeson

Self-Induced Blindness

broken20heart1My heart was so busy falling in love with you that I didn’t notice when you started falling out of love with me. It was a case of self-induced blindness where I could see nothing but love and hope. For a while I imagined only a future you were part of. A.W.


Two people may fall for each other
but sometimes one gets up
and walks away while the other
is still falling to the ground.

Unwanted, Unneeded

broken20heart1Hyperventilating, blurry vision, uncontrollable tears, elevated pulse rate, equilibrium off, aching stomach, body aches, can’t keep food down. I’m a mess because you don’t love me anymore. I feel worthless as if I’ve been thrown away; unwanted; unneeded. T.G.


You know I was there for you every single moment.
You weren’t there when I really needed you.
You preferred someone else when you had
the choice of coming back and start a new page.
You better not come back to me with a broken heart
and ask for my love, because I’m not going to heal you.
I learned from you. You don’t deserve me.
I once loved you and you pushed me away.
I’m not a game you can have me
and then throw me away. Nope.
My dignity comes first.
I’m not coming back!!!
I moved on.
Mahmoud El Hallab

Won’t Be Here

broken20heart1You don’t know it yet, but I saw you kissing her. It won’t work to tell me she was a friend. The embrace was between lovers or two people soon to be. When you get home tonight, I won’t be here, at least not for a few days. Not sure what happens after that. L.E.


I think you still love me,
but we can’t escape the fact
that I’m not enough for you.
I knew this was going to happen.
So I’m not blaming you for falling in love
with another woman. I’m not angry, either.
I should be, but I’m not. I just feel pain.
A lot of pain. I thought I could imagine
how much this would hurt, but I was wrong.
Haruki Murakami

She Wished To Keep Him

broken20heart1Long after breaking up with me you wanted us to have sex while your new boyfriend watched. Problem was I still loved you and couldn’t go there, even to be physically close to you. What’s in my heart made anything except truly making love with you impossible. M.E.


He had placed himself at her feet so long
that the poor little woman had been accustomed
to trample upon him. She didn’t wish to marry him,
but she wished to keep him. She wished to give
him nothing, but that he should give her all.
It is a bargain not unfrequently levied in love.
From “Vanity Fair”
 by William Makepeace Thackeray

Like I Did You

broken20heart1My heart has been broken many times, but never like when I lost you. The depth of the grief helped me harden my heart to keep anyone from getting that close again. And they haven’t. Yes, I have loved since you, but I have never loved again like I did you. D.O.


A mighty pain to love it is,
And ’tis a pain that pain to miss;
But of all pains, the greatest pain
It is to love, but love in vain.
Abraham Cowley

My Love For You

broken20heart1My love for you does not adhere to rules like “three strikes and you’re out”. Instead my love for you lives like grass stepped on, crushed, burned out and cut; but still persists and grows back. This shows my love for you to be deep and real and me to be a fool. C.B.

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If you love something very much,
you’ve got to go easy with it;
give it some room to move around.
If you try to hold it tight like that,
it’ll always try to get away.
Harry Kronman

Again and AGAIN

broken20heart1Why do I keep doing this? Why am I attracted to the unattainable? Am I a masochist? No matter how many times I get hurt, I go straight back to him. Again. And AGAIN. I hate that he can hurt me so much, with so little. I should have shown him the door long ago. D.B.

broken hearted

life filled with pain.
eyes filled with shame.
heart filled with hurt.
for life not to get worse.

Echoes of His Own Thoughts

I feel like I am dead but still breathing. Food has no taste. Nothing holds my attention. I hardly speak. When I need to sleep I can’t. When I’m awake all I want to do is to escape into a nap. Without you my life lacks what it takes to make living meaningful. C.W.

The person who tries to live alone
will not succeed as a human being.
His heart withers if it does not answer another heart.
His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes
of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Pearl S. Buck