Moving On Poem

Poem About 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 16 year old best friend when you're 13. 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 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...

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A One-Sided Love


Published: July 2016

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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  • Elise Gideon by Elise Gideon
  • 10 months 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
  • 11 months 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
  • 11 months ago

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

  • Shiwani by Shiwani
  • 1 year 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
  • 1 year 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
  • 1 year 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
  • 1 year 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
  • 1 year 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
  • 1 year 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
  • 2 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
  • 1 year 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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