Heartbreak Poem by Teens

Poem About Heartbreak And Letting Go

This is just a short poem about having my heart and emotions played with by a guy I thought was my best friend. I don't really like to talk about it because I feel stupid, used, and embarrassed when I do, but if this poem will help someone out there going through the same experience as me feel better and less alone, then it's worth it.

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I was in high school when a guy joined our school. I was only attracted at first but loved him later. He made me smile when I forgot to smile. He was my hope and strength. We were friends for...

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A Smile Conceals The Tears Inside

© more by Sarah H.

Published by Family Friend Poems December 2013 with permission of the Author.

Every day is the same old thing.
Seeing you with her makes my heart sting.
The way your eyes look at her with desire,
I feel as though my whole world is on fire.
I think it hurts so much to see,
Because that's how you used to look at me.
You told me you wished I could see how beautiful I am.
On those bad days where nothing makes me smile, you can.
You're funny and caring and sweet to me,
But lately it seems like it's only when you want to be.
Whenever she's around, acknowledging me comes to an end,
Even though you told me I'm your best friend.
I try to move on.
I want these feelings gone,
But when I'm with you I remember why
I love you because you're what I want in a guy.
I've never met anyone else like you.
Who sees the world the way I do?
Do you think your life would be better
If you thought maybe we were meant to be together?
But I don't think you will ever know,
So the time has come to let you go.
Some people just aren't meant to stay in our lives forever,
So I decided to write you this final letter.
I know that you will never reply
Because this is where I finally say goodbye.


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  • Nikita. S by Nikita. S
  • 3 years ago

I was in high school when a guy joined our school. I was only attracted at first but loved him later. He made me smile when I forgot to smile. He was my hope and strength. We were friends for a year. And I realised I was hopelessly in love with him. Then an old friend of mine re-joined the school and played cupid between us and we were together for a month. He was good, he treated me like a princess. I was really happy, but one day I came to know he had kissed my friend who had played cupid to us.

  • Providence Halbert by Providence Halbert
  • 5 years ago

I fell in love with him at first sight when he was hanging out with my nephew. It was like I had butterflies in my stomach. When I was around him I couldn't breathe. We did everything together. We drank from the same drink, we hugged, we held hands, we slept in the same bed. Everything we did, we did together until he broke my heart 2 times. 1) for me smoking and 2) because he thought I was cheating on him. I loved him so much. He was my everything. I still love him, and I still need him. My heart will always belong to you, Peyton Westmoreland.

  • Souls by Souls
  • 5 years ago

I've had a crush on my best friend since last summer. On vacation, I literally woke up with the thought that he was perfect. When we came back, a friend and I visited him on a campus where he was staying for the week. My mother and his mother are friends too, so we thought, "Why not go along?" They had a natural swimming lake there and we had a lot of fun. I went to get changed into my normal attire again, when two girls approached me and asked if I was his girlfriend. I denied and they told me that she was to come as well. I could feel the blood leaving my face and as I managed to get rid of them. I hurried back and asked him as if nothing happened. So almost a year has passed and he almost never mentioned her, but did a lot with me. We are very close and go perfectly with each other. When one is feeling down, the other will make them cheer up. I was not able to get rid of my crush, but this semester he brought her with him and I realized how hopeless it was. I have to let him go.

Hey, thanks for sharing your story. I'm so glad you were able to relate to my experience and find some deeper understanding of your own life through it. I wrote this about 6 years ago (holy cow...) and I can confidently tell you that once I decided to finally choose myself and realize that I can be so much more, I wasn't weighed down by what I thought his opinion and feelings were towards me. I know that's WAAAY easier said than done, but just take it day by day. It is tough to get over feelings like that, especially when that person is your best friend, but you can definitely do it. Best of luck :)

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