Heartbreak Poem

Love like a broken vase

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I was broken up with yesterday. I really thought he was the one. We were off and on, but only once in a while. Our breakups wouldn't last long. He says he wants to start a new chapter, and...

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A Shattered Heart


Published by Family Friend Poems February 2008 with permission of the author.

Some say a broken heart is like a shattered vase
Fragile pieces scattered all over the place.
The shattered pieces of broken glass seem to go everywhere
Unlike the pieces of a broken heart that seem to pierce your soul.
With faith and hope you try to mend the broken heart.
Unlike the vase, it cannot be so easily replaced.
It takes a while to mend it and then you lock it up.
You hide the key and wait to see if someone can be found,
A special person who will use the key to unlock the heart,
A unique person who will handle the heart with gentle hands,
Who can be honest, truthful, and handle it with care.
My heart and I wonder is there really that kind of person out there?


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  • Mariel by Mariel
  • 6 years ago

I was broken up with yesterday. I really thought he was the one. We were off and on, but only once in a while. Our breakups wouldn't last long. He says he wants to start a new chapter, and that he doesn't see me in his future. I was willing to do anything to have him back. We would be together for 2 years in May. He said he still loves me but I am holding him back and he wants his independence. He said he can't do long term relationships. We are both 17, almost 18. He was planning on breaking up with me before he went off to college. We talked about it, and he said he felt disgusting continuing. If you saw our time alone together, you may not see why he felt this way, as he seemed happy to be with me.

  • Treasa by Treasa, NC
  • 8 years ago

My first love began when I was only 14 and was an off and on relationship until I was about 20 and then I married someone else. Over the years He was never far from my mind and I even looked for him through the internet but, was never successful. And now, after 24 years of living in another state we have found each other just a few days ago. I don't know when will get together but, I hope it will happen since we are both single maybe this was meant to be.

  • Daniel by Daniel
  • 8 years ago

I don't think any of your poems would really apply. It has been about 25 years ago that I loved her so more than words could say for she was everything, and she so loved me as I her and I let her go. My sister tells me she remembers me letting her go because I wanted a better life than I could give her. I really don't remember. There were many years I did not think of her and I don't know how that could be. And now I will forever be in tears in my heart thinking of her and the tears I must have caused having her think I did not love her anymore and I could never not love her.
When she married many years ago I heard it was because I did not.
Some may think is was the mercy of God I did not think of her those many years but that could not be because it sure would not be merciful that I think of her now. I think of how much life has passed and I miss so sharing in her happiness and sadness, comforting when sick.
I don't know if I will ever see her again and it brings great sorrow to think that even if I did she would not be the young girl of 16 that I remember, it had nothing to do with how she might look for I did not love her because she was beautiful (and she was) for she was beautiful because i loved her. I'm now 55 she would be 47 I think. So many get divorced today and I fail to understand that because these lives are short and for me a lifetime would not be long enough to be with Kristina. What started me thinking of her again is because two of my sister saw her and Kristina asked them to say Hi for her.

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