If You Really Loved the First One

I’m so confused and don’t know what to do. I love you and I love her. Often I can’t imagine being with anyone other than you. At other times I can’t fathom letting her go. I have to choose! Both of you are going to find out eventually.  I’ll lose both of you and be hated! M.P.

If you love two people at the same time,
choose the second.
Because if you really loved the first one,
you wouldn’t have fallen for the second.
Johnny Depp

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

I’m Lost

I am only me. No more. No less. You tried so hard to change me. If you didn’t like who I am why did you stay for so long? The bitterness from attempting to be someone you wanted will take a long time to get over. I’ve lost part of me and have to find it. I’m lost. L.E.

Every broken heart has screamed
at one time or another:
“Why can’t you see who I truly am?”
Shannon Alder

Everything’s Changed

Someday, we’ll run into each other again, I know it. Maybe I’ll be older and smarter and just plain better. If that happens, that’s when I’ll deserve you. But now, at this moment, you can’t hook your boat to mine, because I’m liable to sink us both. G.Z.

It’s difficult to ever go back
to the same places or people.
You turn away, even for a moment,
and when you turn back around,
everything’s changed.
Gabrielle Zevin

I Walk Alone

Sad what happened. Poor girl died of a broken heart. She couldn’t take it. The pain of losing the love of her life was too much. She warned him she’d die without him. He didn’t believe her. He broke her heart. It died a painful death. Now she’s a member of the walking dead.  R.W.

I walk alone.
No one is there.
The steps guide me,
I don’t know where.
So cold outside;
The sun has set.
The streets
Make me forget.
From “I Walk Alone” by “The Saint”

What’s Wrong With You?

For six months you were in love with me. Suddenly you left me flat. In the year since there have been two more. Is half a year the longest you can make a relationship work? What’s wrong with you? Why can’t you love and let yourself be loved longer? L.W.

My heart, it was a cup of gold
That at his lip did long to lie,
But he hath drunk the red wine down,
And tossed the goblet by.
My heart, it was a floating bird
That through the world did wander free,
But he hath locked it in a cage,
And lost the silver key.
My heart, it was a white, white rose
That bloomed upon a broken bough,
He did but wear it for an hour,
And it is withered now.
“The Prince” By Josephine Dodge Daskam

Along the Same Fault Lines

I can’t stop wondering why you ran away. I think I know, but the thought hurts. You still love me but are ashamed to admit what happened. You left me, went back to your old boyfriend and got hurt again, didn’t you? It strangles my heart every time I imagine you with him. L.L.


Until this moment,
I had not realized
that someone could
break your heart twice,
along the very same fault lines.
Jodi Picoult

All Over that Town

Only months after I left you a thousand miles behind did I even begin to get over you; to get better. I was shriveling emotionally. My heart was dying. It was too hard to stay there and be reminded of the memories of us all over that town. I had to move away to survive. K.H.

She lies awake,
Doesn’t know what to do,
Wondering how,
will she ever make it through.
She is in love
and believed the one
Who said I love you first.
He says he is sorry
But she knows it’s not true.
“Why?!” she screams
“I’d never have done this to you!”
Pretty Gurl Swag