Heartbreak Poem

I wrote this March 29, 2009. I was in a good relationship and nothing was wrong at the time but the poem just kind of struck me. I liked the idea, so I wrote it out. Now I am no longer with this guy and am now in a relationship with a guy from my school and we are doing very well.

I Tried So Hard

© Whitney Barton
I tried so hard.
I tried my best.
I gave you my all,
and now there's nothing left.

You stole my heart,
then tore it in two.
Now I'm falling apart,
and don't know what to do.

Divided by decisions,
burned by the fire.
Confused by your words.
Tempted by desire.

I'm living in the present.
My mind is on the past.
Not knowing what I'll lose.
Not knowing what will last.

Blinded by fear.
Drowning in doubt.
Struggling to be free.
Looking for a way out.

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Published: Dec 2009

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  • I know exactly how you feel. I gave this girl my all and she did too for a while, but that faded and I'm spent. I can't do it any more, but honestly I cannot bring myself to tell her. So I'm...
    "Blinded by fear.
    Drowning in doubt.
    Struggling to be free.
    Looking for a way out."
    Thanks for posting. I hope we both find that way out.

    Brandon, Chicago IL Submitted Dec 2009
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  • wow... this poem is really good and I wanted to let you know that you really know how to express yourself in poetry God Bless!!!

    Andrea Submitted Apr 2010
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  • was brutally attacked by a couple of guys who took away my innocence and left me bitter and sour towards every man. I dated a guy but we broke up because I couldn't let go of the past. he was hurt and still is and even though I do love him, I can't be with him because my heart is still imprisoned by the past. will I ever let go?

    Cindy, Cape Town Submitted Oct 2010
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  • I gave my all to a girl. She was mean, callous, condescending and cold, quite often. But it didn't overshadow the good times in my mind. One day I confronted her about her actions and she broke up with me. Told me that to her, it was an ultimatum. She wanted to be close friends still. She'd come over, we'd talk, sometimes cuddle, always hugs. I kept giving my all, because after I told her I needed some time to heal, she broke down and begged me not to pull away. I kept giving my all. So she gets on Facebook and starts befriending guys and eventually she meets someone new. The start talking hot and heavy. Now, the phone calls have slowed down, the lies have begun, and everything has changed. I gave my all....just to have it thrown away. Hurting so badly right now.

    Zach, Mississippi Submitted Jan 2012
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  • So appropriate this describes how I feel about the girl who just broke my heart. I want her back so badly I can't breathe

    Demi, Lynnwood Submitted Apr 2012
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  • I loved this song the music teacher asked us to find a poem to perform and I used this I just went back to the first verse as my last she loved it! Thank you!

    Camara,Florida Submitted Apr 2012
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  • I honestly about cried cause I just recently got left by a guy I thought was my entire world. He told me he loved me and cared about me and wanted to be with me, yet he had a girlfriend and just sort of set me aside when push came to shove. He only wanted one thing from me and I was just so blinded by love at the time that when he left I cried for so long and still am...

    Tazewell,Tn Submitted Oct 2012
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  • I fell in love with a beautiful girl and spent nine months with her every minute that I could. She recently stopped calling me and then a few nights later I received a bunch of calls from her friends telling me that they were at a Birthday party and she was there introducing her fiancι. Everyone that called me, asked when we broke up. My whole world just crumbled. I loved someone so much and I will always wonder why and how she could do something like this....

    Anonymous Soldier. Middle East Submitted Oct 2012
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  • I loved a girl very badly she used to stare at me we used to smile at each other. I have a lot of acne scars but she always gave me false hope saying looks don't matter. I was always there for her when she was low when she needed me. but in the end she just said I was not good enough for her. I am so broken up. I won't ever be even a friend with any girl.

    Playedwith Submitted Jan 2013
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  • I was with my husband for 7 years I'm only 25 now but he recently left me and our two children.

    Anonymous Submitted Jan 2013
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  • I sang a song using this poem and I hope you can check it out. Copyrights are for you :)

    Nancy, Australia Submitted 6/6/2013
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  • I loved a guy, I gave him my all we were about to get engaged, but it seems I was not good enough. Without my knowing he became engaged to another girl. They got married some years down the line and then they divorced. He came back begging me to take him back but I couldn't. He broke my heart and make a fool of me to my family and friends. I cried for so long.

    Anonymous Submitted 6/20/2013
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  • Thank you for that poem. She just broke up with me. She doesn't know how I feel and I don't want her to know. Only because I don't want to cause her the same pain. "I'm living in the present my mind is on the past" Your poem helped a little. It helps to know that I'm not the only one broken by love

    Anonymous And Broken Submitted 6/23/2013
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  • I was with a woman for 14 years and we have a 13 year old daughter. When we separated I lived in my neighbors shed for 8 months trying to sort things out. One day she showed up with another man who said he would kill me if I carried on trying to save my family. I could not believe she did this to me and my heart is so broken now with how it all turned out. Life is so lonely now without them. Knowing that they do not love me anymore kills me every day. I long for them every day and always will.

    Chris Talor Submitted 8/4/2013
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  • I was married for 5 years and my husband worked in South Africa. While he was away I got pregnant by my boyfriend. My husband was very devastated he loved me, trusted me but I ruined my life. My life is now miserable I just don't know how I can fix things. The father of my young son is ok but I want to fix things with my wedded hubby. We haven't divorced yet I broke his heart. He has given me all, how do I mend his heart?

    Unknown Submitted 8/9/2013
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  • I know how you feel I had that feeling since I was 8 years old I tried and tried to do my best I cried and cried with nothing lest (cries,cries,cries)

    Kamora Jones,Miami,Florida Submitted 11/19/2013
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  • I have been with the love of my life for 2 years now. We were both adopted from Romania from different families and found out we lived a town away from each other. We have made so many memories but she has broken my heart many times and has also had sex with another guy at one point. How do you look at someone you love so much and think of all the good memories you've had together and everything you've ever talked about like getting Married. We even went furniture shopping that's how serious I was with her. We talked about baby names where we want to live and how comfortable I feel with her is ridiculous. So how could I look at her and tell myself, it's time to walk away. Even though she has broken my heart several times over I still want to marry her and I don't know if we do get married if I will keep getting hurt. Someone please help me if you can.

    Mike Spinnato, New Haven CT Submitted 1/10/2014
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  • I know how you feel I loved a guy for many years and then one night we were hanging out and we kissed. He then told me he loved me and now he doesn't talk to me or look at me. He has my heart and always will. To this day I still cry about him. :(

    Madi, Lafayette,Indiana Submitted 2/9/2014
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  • I love a girl. She lives in my locality. But she loves another guy. When I love her I don't know about it. I do everything for her. But she doesn't feel my emotions. She just neglected me. I can't sleep at night because I used to think about her. I cry alone but there was no one to hear it. Her hate push me inside the death. I hope one day she'll understand when I'll be no more. Because I love her so much. And I can't live without her.

    Subhankar Dutta, Calcutta,India Submitted 2/18/2014
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  • Would you grant permission for song usage?

    Keeping Secret Submitted 3/26/2014
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