Moving On Poem

Poem Falling For Someone You Can't Have

This poem is about and my best friend whom I fell in love with the first day I met him. My feelings got in the way, and it sucks to be in love with your best friend. I'm still not over him, and I don't know if I ever will be. He's the first boy I've ever loved, and my heart is broken and bleeding. I'm trying to move on from these feelings before it destroys my friendship. The feelings he doesn't know exist....

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This poem reminded me of how much I fell in love with my friend from the same youth group back in college. We were really close that time that suddenly and unexpectedly my feelings towards...

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A One-Sided Love


Published by Family Friend Poems July 2016 with permission of the Author.

Once upon a time I opened up my heart to you.
You did what you chose to do.
You chose to keep my as a best friend.
Little did you know I was dying to the very end.
You killed me with every boyish look.
My heart melted and my knees shook.
I always wanted more than that,
But I guess it wasn't meant to be.
But you'll never truly know how much you meant to me.
You were always there
And wiped away every tear.
I just wish you would've waited, stayed here.
I still dream about you in this one-sided love.
It's hard to breathe without you,
Like a suffocating dove.
I wish you loved me the way I loved you,
But this is a lesson that helped me learn the truth. 
Guard your heart and soul and mind,
Unless you want yourself in an unruly bind.
This one-sided love has torn my apart.
This one-sided love has broken my heart.
Please be safe on this journey of life,
And come back someday and make me your wife.
This one-sided love is a dangerous game,
But then again, that's the name of the game....


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  • Abasikponke Udo by Abasikponke Udo
  • 2 years ago

I have a slight experience with it. It was with my classmate in college. We were much alike. We had the same beliefs, values, and convictions. We did spend lots of time together, especially in handling of school projects and assignments. In our relation we assumed it as casual, but deep down I knew I was far from being casual.

As time went on, I couldn't pass a night without hearing the voice I love so much. I call all night notwithstanding where I am. We are still friends now, but I can't still tell whether the feelings are only on my side or whether they are on both sides and awkwardness just taking advantage of our timidity.

  • Devishi by Devishi
  • 4 years ago

I met him in the train while going to Haridwar. A boy with his family got up in the train and sat just in front of my seat. At first glance I fell in love with him and his smile, especially. I'm a little shy-natured, so I didn't talk to him. It was my first fault. My cousin, brother, and sister played with him during the whole journey, but I didn't. It was the second fault I did. My brother added him on Instagram. I was fearing so much when our destination was coming near. Then finally we reached Haridwar. Our ways parted, but I thought we would meet again while returning, but we didn't. Then I started missing him a lot. After some days, I saw him in my brother's friend list. I followed him and he gave me follow back. I talked to him daily. I thought I should tell him that I love him, but finally when I told him he was already committed.

  • Pretty Joyful by Pretty Joyful, Philippines
  • 4 years ago

This poem reminded me of how much I fell in love with my friend from the same youth group back in college. We were really close that time that suddenly and unexpectedly my feelings towards him changed. It became love. He was there during my rainy and sunny days, and he was there to comfort me when I had my greatest downfall during college. I remembered praying for him. I prayed to God if He could possibly give him to me as an ideal man. I prayed for our friendship to have a future, to grow. But by the time he learned my feelings towards him, we got awkward to the point that we don't talk with each other like we used to anymore. We distanced ourselves. We got bitter with simple things that connected us. And having the one-sided love for him broke my heart. It caused a barrier to our friendship. But I learned a lesson and that is to guard my heart always and wait for God's will. Only God knows what His plans for us, for our friendship. It is up to Him to work with our hearts.

  • Elise Gideon by Elise Gideon
  • 5 years ago

I'm actually going through this right now. We're not actually best friends because. He is my brother's best friend and we're 3 years apart. It's just so overwhelming thinking about him so much. To make matters even worse than liking your brothers best friend, he's also my swim coach. My best friend that I talk to about everything doesn't feel like this will end well and is encouraging me to try and move away from him, but I feel as if he is the one. It's just difficult.

  • MARY by MARY
  • 6 years ago

I've been there. He got married, and I could not believe my eyes that day. I thought I was dreaming. They have a son now. I'm okay. You keep meeting new people, and you forget what you lost. That's the beauty of being human.

  • Arun by Arun
  • 6 years ago

Are you still one-sided lover? Or did he understand your love?

  • Ankita Gaur by Ankita Gaur
  • 4 years ago

Finally, my long-time-one-sided love has proposed to me for marriage. He knew about my feelings from the first day we met. We were working in the same organization but in different departments. It was an awkward meeting, but i had a crush on him 3 months prior to that first official meeting. After 14 months of friendship, he finally told me that he loves me and wants to marry me. Now I'm just waiting for everything to put in place and be with him as his life partner. Finally, my long term one-sided love has ended.

  • Shiwani by Shiwani
  • 6 years ago

Thank you so much for inspiring me with your awesome poems. The reality is I'm in a one-sided love, but I am totally happy because I don't expect anything from him in return.

  • Kaitlyn Fire by Kaitlyn Fire
  • 6 years ago

This reminded me of a guy I fell for. We are in the same youth group. That's how I know him. We are just awkward around each other. I cannot say we are friends. He is very humble and way too kind. Meeting him has changed my attitude toward life. He is in a relationship and yet he keeps giving me impression (maybe wrong ones). He almost kissed me and always asks to speak to me in private. I try to hate him, but I can't. He is not perfect. No one is perfect, but he is a good person. Then I decided to carry on and accept that he cannot give me what I want. All I can do is wish him all the best. I guess it's true when they say sometimes you want what you can't have and sometimes people will come in your life not to stay but to teach you a lifelong lesson.

  • Chaira C. Narida by Chaira C. Narida
  • 6 years ago

I could relate to this. I fell in love with my best friend secretly for 5 years. Unlike this poet, we are the same age.

  • Season by Season
  • 6 years ago

I was totally touched by this sweet poem. This fully suits my situation, and I got emotional reading this!

  • Olivia Avenger by Olivia Avenger
  • 6 years ago

This poem matches my life, except the part that we are not even friends. I'm 13, and the guy is 16.

  • Pratap by Pratap
  • 6 years ago

It's a very, very nice poem. It touched my heart, and I felt so good after reading it. Thank you so much for this poem.

  • Yaisana Laishram by Yaisana Laishram
  • 7 years ago

It is a story about a boy named Jeremy. We both studied in the same school, but he is 2 years my senior. I've love him since the day we met, but he never proposed to me. Today is the last day we're going to see each other.

  • Aww...i Can Totally by Aww...i Can Totally
  • 6 years ago

Aw, I can totally understand your feelings. Stay happy. You know it's love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you're not part of his/her happiness. This poem is relatable. I really love it.

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