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.

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© Whitney Barton

Published: Dec 2009

I Tried So Hard

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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  • This poem is made up of quatrains, which are 4 line stanzas.
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  • This poem follows the ABCB rhyming pattern. The last word in lines two and four rhyme with each other.

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

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  • This poem is written with a lot of emotion, causing the reader to feel what the author feels.
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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


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


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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!


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  • by Andrea
  • Apr 2010

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!!!


  • by Brandon, Chicago IL
  • Dec 2009

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.


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