Hurting Poem

This is about a girl who was in love once and only once. It was perfect love. but the boy had to ruin it as well as her. and now it is a mystery of his thoughts.

How You Do It

© Labrina
Sometimes I wonder how you do it.
How can you sit back and watch yourself hurt someone so bad and not feel any guilt.
You say things to me, about me, or behind me.
And you still look at me the same way.
With those eyes of green searching for the answers inside me.
You want to know everything.
You want to know how I feel
And if I am truly hurting inside.
You just have to ask.
And I’ll tell you.
I’ll tell you that you were the first boy I ever loved.
You were the one who took my heart and locked it inside of yours.
You placed my fingers in between each of yours.
And in the end,
You took that heart and you shredded it to pieces.
You could have just ripped it in half.
Then it would be easier to put back together.
But instead,
You tore it.
Piece by piece you shredded it.
And no one can fix it.
No one wants to.
Because they look at what you made me.
A girl with permanent tears painted on my face.
I am now just an empty void.
There is no desire to want to love again.
Because now there is only the fear of ruining
what I have tried so hard to build up.


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Published: Dec 2007

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  • this was beautiful. its really so true. I loved it.

    kailey dayne Submitted Jul 2009
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  • This poem hits my life right on the nose. This was so true that it hurt me so much to just read it. I truly love your poem. You have really just helped me make a very important decision in my life. Thank you so much... God bless your heart.

    Tamajah Jones, Saint Louis, MO Submitted Dec 2009
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  • I really love this poem it did touch me and I think it made me feel some way I never felt.. I been hurt a lot too... and this poem makes me realizes so many things!!!

    Karina Medina, Weslaco TX Submitted Feb 2010
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  • I am really touched about your poem, I can really relate on sad but true...

    Reynia Submitted Aug 2010
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  • I'm in a bad spot in my life right now. I'm in love with some one and have been for years. He says he loves me and we hang out every night. But still he wants to see other people. I know I should just let him go, but my love for him keeps me from doing so. Every time he tells me he is spending time with another girl I die a little inside. This poem expresses exactly how I feel every time he tells me "I'm busy" because I know what he's busy doing... And yet I still can't give him up.

    Katrina, New York Submitted Feb 2011
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  • This is exactly what happened to me, a boy I love doesn't like me and I love him. He said he would love to go out with me but he really doesn't want to. He tore my heart into pieces. I'm sending this poem to him I love it

    Tiffany, New Jersey Submitted Nov 2011
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  • Well I have been dating my boyfriend for 2 years May 18, 2010 was the date that we started dating. I have been with him ever since I was 18. We have been through thick and thin together, we went to Colorado for a year and back home.. our plan was to be together for 66 years!! But those people that you think are your friends, but stab you in the back when you're not looking, tend to always find a way to not only turn on you but ruin your life, your dream and you future... and my boyfriend was not just a boyfriend he was also my one and only friend/true love!!! Now my heart will always be scared from that... thanks to those people we all think are friends and they are really Satan in disguise!!!!! I'll never let anyone that close to me again for the fact being hurt, it actually hurts... and I'll always feel that pain...

    Bobbi Jo Leone, Lake Panasoffkee,Fl Submitted Jan 2012
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  • So touching! I can relay 100%. There isn't anything as painful as a broken heart. I'm praying for strength daily and am trusting that my wounded heart will be mended. I absolutely love this poem, thanks for sharing!

    Mississippi Submitted Dec 2012
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  • Hi,

    I was wondering if I could get in contact with Labrina as I am looking to use this in a film that I may be directing.


    Tom Benton Submitted 4/26/2013
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