Try Again?

broken20heart1Back when I loved you and you loved me, we hurt each other so badly. The wounds took years to heal, but over time my heart has mended. Everyday the belief grows stronger that I should reach out to you and say “I still love you. Would you like to try again?” G.O.


Hate leaves ugly scars,
love leaves beautiful ones.
Mignon McLaughlin

You’re Just Scared and That’s Okay

broken20heart1I yearn to hug you and feel your body against mine again. If I were ever in your arms again, it would be the blossom of an old dream. There’d be tears of joy and I’d hold you close for a long while, not wanting to let go…… if I were ever in your arms again. S.D.


You’re just scared and that’s okay.
But don’t throw away your chance for happiness
because you’re afraid to take the leap
or because you know someone ends up hurt.
No matter what you choose, someone
was always going to end up heartbroken.
But if there’s a chance two hearts
can be blissfully happy together in love,
then that’s worth the broken heart of one.
They will mend.
They will find love again and be happy.
From “Bound Together”
By Marie Coulson

Back Near the Start

broken20heart1I’m right back where I started long ago in a search for the great love of my life; one that shook me down to my soul; one I couldn’t get over no matter how hard I tried. Here I am back near the start knowing the “one” is you. I pray daily for another chance. C.B.


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

Dogs of Love Are Barking

broken20heart1Would letting sleeping dogs lie have been best? It’s too late to wonder. The dogs of love are barking and only time will tell who gets hurt. It’s unavoidable someone will. A mirror reflects to me the most likely, but I won’t accept it unless reality leaves no other choice. S.B.


I hate to see the one I love
happy with somebody
but I surely hate it more
to see the one I love
unhappy with me…

Because You Love Her

broken20heart1My friend said, “you really love her, don’t you?” An answer echoed in my heart before the words “very much” fell from my lips. My friend responded “she’ll probably break your heart into a thousand pieces”. I said “I know, but I’m willing to take the chance she won’t”. L.A.


No matter how many times
I tell you she’ll break you heart,
or how many times she does it,
you’ll never give up.
Why you ask?
Because you love her.

I Can Change

There are days when you might feel I don’t remember you. I’m not texting you, not even calling you. What you don’t know is, all those times, I am waiting for you to come help me. I know I’m an addict, but I can change; I really can! Please give me a chance. A.C.

She goes from one
addiction to another.
All are ways for her
to not feel her feelings.
Ellen Burstyn

Somewhere In Time

The right two people met at the wrong time. Each of us has a commitment to someone else. Those relationships are troubled but only when they’re over can we have a life together. We have to say goodbye my darling until our love can be honorable and honest. L.S.

It’s right that they don’t know
And it’s only right
…that I should go.
But if you’ll wait
I’ll wait too.
I’ll wait all my life
… and more for you.
Somewhere in time
I will swear you’ll be mine
Cos’ I love you,
Love you true.
From “Somewhere In Time” recorded by Lisa Stansfield

Foresake Me Again

You say you love me and I say I love you too. On one hand I’m happy and on the other fearful. Once before you expressed your feelings this way and left me a year later. I’ve let you back into my life, but can’t make the fear go away that you will forsake me again. A.F.

You say that you love rain,
but you open your umbrella when it rains…
You say that you love the sun,
but you find a shadow spot when the sun shines…
You say that you love the wind,
But you close your windows when wind blows…
This is why I am afraid;
You say that you love me too…
Turkish poem called “I Am Afraid” (Korkuyorum)

There You Are

After a year I thought my heart had healed and I was over you. I go to a party thrown by some new people I’d met then a half hour later turn around and there you are. Just the two of us standing there talking was like when we first met. I fell in love with you all over again. D.H.

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

All Sad Words

There’s a sick feeling in my stomach and a knot in my throat. My head throbs and I can’t eat. Falling asleep is impossible sometimes. We both screwed up and I’m deeply sorry for my part.  Are you suffering without me as much as I am without you?  Can we try again? L.C.

For all sad words
of tongue and pen,
the saddest are those
‘It might have been.’
John Greenleaf Whittier