broken20heart11You keep me guessing all the time. One day you’re sweet and loving. The next you’re cold and distant. Is it me? Is it your past haunting you? Is there someone from before that is still in your heart and mind? Do you really love me? Do you want me? Can I trust you? J.B.


When love
is not madness
it is not love.
Pedro Calderón de la Barca

Secretly In Love

broken20heart11When someone asks what I think about you, my response is always “not my type”. That’s a lie. I am secretly in love with you and have never told anyone how I feel. My fear is you’ll reject me. Those thoughts are paralyzing. I can’t go on living like this. C.S.


Have you ever denied
your feelings for someone
because your fear of rejection
is too hard to handle?
We tell lies when we are afraid…

Secretly Inside Me

broken20heart11I can’t see how there will ever come a time when I can tell you me feelings. You’re my best friend’s partner. Professing my love to you would be wrong, but it lives secretly inside me just the same. It’s hard to pretend something so strong does not exist. S.S.


If only he knew how much I love him,
If only he knew how much I adore him,
If only he knew how much I need him,
If only he knew how afraid I am to tell him,
If only he knew how he makes me smile,
Makes me cry,
Makes me dream,
Makes my heart jump…
If only he knew how much I want him,
If only he knew how much I love him,
If only he knew…

How Screwed Up I Am

broken20heart1I want to give you my whole heart, but can’t. I’m afraid you’ll find out how screwed up I am if you get that close. It confuses me to love you so much and hate myself at the same time. If I don’t share my true feelings with you soon I know you’ll leave me. H.F.


A woman who is not happy with herself
can never be happy for someone else.
Kamryn Adams

So I Ran Away

broken20heart1Chasing a career is how I explained moving often all over the country for jobs. I thought having a new boyfriend every few months just meant I had not found the right guy. Then I fell completely in love with you. It scared me. So I ran away from you too. J.B.


Moving on is easy.
It’s staying moved
on that’s trickier.
Katerina Stoykova Klemer

I’m Through

broken20heart1I want to be with you, but I’m afraid of getting hurt and because of that, I end up getting hurt more. I sit here and say I don’t care about you and I’m not going to let you hurt me, and just by saying that I know that you already have. It’s not your fault, it never is. It’s me. D.J.


I’m through with romance,
I’m through with love,
I’m through with counting the stars above,
and here’s the reason that I’m so free,
my loving baby is through with me.
Everly Brothers

What Ever You Want

broken20heart1How was I to know there was still a flame in my heart for you? I could not have imagined all these years later such sweet feelings were waiting to be awakened. Time’s been a kind companion. It fogged out the heartache and left only deeply joyful memories of you. J.B.


You have my heart inside your hands,
you can do what ever you want with it…
BURN it,
BUT remember you are inside.

Fearing the Things that Make Me Happy

broken20heart1I don’t reveal some of what I fear most. I work overtime keeping them hidden and veiled. I walk around all day fearing the things that make me happy. I have been doing that for my entire life. It’s crazy that I pushed you away because I am afraid of losing you. V.T.

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I’m so confused…
I mean, I want to let go…
I want to let go of all this pain,
but I’m afraid I’ll go insane…
he may come back.
I have some hope,
but with everything else,
how can I cope.
I’m going to let go,
but if I wait and see,
will he come back to me?

Lock My Heart Up

broken20heart1I wanna believe you’re a perfect guy and everything you seem is true. You’re that book, with the pretty cover, that I just can’t wait to get into. Now I’ve read far enough into you I can’t put you down, I fear there will be a twist and by the last page I’ll be heartbroken. E.O.


You have something that is mine;
You took it all, not just part;
It was very close to me, now it’s gone;
That’s right love, you took my heart.

So lock my heart up tight;
Make sure no one can take it;
Don’t let it out of sight;
Love, please try not to break it.
Taken from “Don’t Break My Heart”
by Aubrii on

Time Has Come

Time has come to put it all way: women I loved who did not love me; those whose heart I broke and who broke mine; two I married and divorced; and all the dysfunctions that caused our dramas. Time to love with an open heart as I was never able to before. J.B.

The mark of a real man, is a man who can allow himself
to fall deeply in love with a woman.
But the reason why a man is often heartbroken,
is because a woman can become overcome
by the reality that she has made a man out of a boy,
because it’s just such an overwhelming process,
a beautiful and powerful evolution.
Therefore, a man needs to fall in love
with a woman who knows that men don’t happen every day,
and when a man does happen, that’s a gift!
A gift not always given,
and one that shouldn’t be thrown away so easily.
C. JoyBell C.