Heartbreak Poem by Teens

Goodbye Message To Cheating Girlfriend

My girlfriend is a girl who is 15, she likes to play mind games, control my life by knowing all my passwords, and she breaks up with me a lot, which hurts me. So today when she said I need a break I said OK and wrote a poem about it.

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Published by Family Friend Poems February 2011 with permission of the Author.

You know I can't go on with any regret.
Our relationship is hard like a game of roulette
We're off and on so constantly
And you cheating... come on, honestly.

This is a hard thing to say but needs to be said.
I can't go on being with you... sometimes I'd rather be dead.
You treat me so bad and make me cry.
Don't worry anymore, no need to lie.

You have hurt me a lot and I want you to know
I will never love you again, so let me go.
I've made up my mind, I've made my choice.
I soon will be happy and able to rejoice.

It's over now; you should think long and hard.
Maybe next time you won't cheat.
I loved you so much and you acted like normal.
You even got yourself a date to the Valentine's Formal.

I treated you no less than my queen.
You went behind my back.
You lost my trust you broke my heart.
Now I need to reboot and maybe restart.


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  • Hope by Hope
  • 4 years ago

This is very true. My story is the same. I've been dating this guy since 9th grade. It's been 4 years. Last week I had a breakup, and he said that he has been dating some other girls since we started dating. It is horrible knowing that the person you love would do this to you. I still do love him but can't see him in front of me, as I can't see him with someone else. Your poem reminded me of him.

  • Ocean by Ocean
  • 6 years ago

I just now had that, but I am girl, so that is different. This is what he did. He told me he was cheating on me with someone else. Then after class he showed me. He made out with her. Now we are not even friends, so what should I do? I am only in eighth grade, and we have known each other ever since I was little.

  • Boikanyo by Boikanyo
  • 5 years ago

All you have to do is to forgive and do what your heart tells you to do. Just sit down and think through if he takes care of you and loves you the way you want to be loved.

  • Shawn by Shawn
  • 5 years ago

Yeah, my girlfriend did some similar stuff, and she came out and told me on a Friday night. We lasted from that Tuesday to that same Friday! It was short, but it was my 13th break up. Most of the time I was cheated on; the other times they dumped me.

  • Fairygirl01 by Fairygirl01
  • 7 years ago

I truly understand what you guys are saying. I was with an 18 year old. I loved him to death and would still do anything for him. I thought he loved me, but all that he really wanted was my innocence. I was actually planning on giving it to him, but he broke up with me before it happened. He asked me one day to run away with him. I was packing a bag and he told me that he was cheating on me and meant to send that to his other girlfriend. I cried for days. I still hurt just thinking about it. It's been 5 months, and I'm still hurting. I have written poems, songs, and just about anything else. I even got beat by my parents because I wouldn't break up with him because I love him. I just wish the person that you love could feel just how much you love them. I really do hope that the pain goes away, although it will be there. Just learn to forgive, just don't forget. I will always love him even if he won't love me back. I'm only 15. That's what's sad. Just know there are others feeling the same.

  • Kelsey T. by Kelsey T.
  • 7 years ago

I know just how you feel. I was dating this guy that seemed to be head over heels for me. He spent months trying to win my heart and finally did. Well, about a month into our relationship, rumors started circulating about him being spotted with another girl. Before I even knew if it was true, it destroyed me. It took several weeks, but I eventually got him to admit what he did. Turns out, he was seeing his ex behind my back and they had hooked up more than a few times. At first, I was convinced that I deserved it and that I wasn't ever good enough for him. Thanks to my friends, though, I've come to realize that I deserve better. I still get upset over him from time to time, but hey, it happens.

  • Kharishma by Kharishma
  • 6 years ago

I feel what you're saying. I was seeing some guy, too. I loved him with all my heart and I was willing to do anything for him and to quit my dreams just so I can make him happy, but it turned out that he never loved me in a way I thought he did. At first he told me that he wanted to have a future with me, but after a year he said that I'm not the type of a girl he wants be with his entire life. All I wanna say is I will always love him even if he doesn't love me back, and I miss him every day. I even stopped dating because I still love him...I will never stop loving him. We dated for 1 year 6 months, and it was the first relationship that I had and lasted for a long period. I met him when I was 16. Now I'm 18.

  • Emily_Jayne001 by Emily_Jayne001
  • 6 years ago

I had the same problem as you. But you never know what is going to happen. It killed me to hear my ex's name with another girl for the first few weeks, but I got over it. I felt better after the first three weeks. My family and friends kept him off my mind. Even doing something I love gave me a distraction. Cheerleading, family and my friends all did what they could to keep me distracted. I love them for that, and it is always the best thing to talk with someone about it as well. I hope you can find happiness in everything you do. Just remember being distracted is sometimes a good thing.

  • Shirley by Shirley, PA
  • 8 years ago

I know how you feel, although I wasn't as young. I was 17 when I thought I found the perfect guy. We dated 10 months when he cheated the first time, and he hid it from me for five months then broke up with me and his best friend told me. I cried and flipped out. I started talking to other guys flirting, but I was still so in love with my ex, so when he begged for me to take him back I did. He wrote me a three page letter and all. He came to my house tears streaming down his face begging me to take him back and my dumb ass fell for it and took him back. I spent two and a half years on and off with this guy and he cheated on me so many times I lost track. We broke up a year and 4 months ago. What makes it worse is he tells his friends and family and new girlfriend that I was the horrible girlfriend, that I was the cheater. I hate cheaters and would never do that to anyone.

  • Raquel Potts by Raquel Potts, Tennessee
  • 9 years ago

OMG, I love that poem. I feel everything your saying. I've been done the same way. But I respect the poem. It shows exactly how I felt. Keep up on the good poems.

  • Alysha by Alysha
  • 9 years ago

Oh my, that poem is one of the best ones that I have seen on this website, never mind, scratch that, it is the best. I know how you feel/felt. It happened to me too. It really sucks. Well when it happened to me it was the summer of 7th grade, I think. We were dating for 8 months and he decides to cheat on me with my friend, his former girlfriend. I should have seen the red flags, but I didn't. I should have listened to my friends, butI didn't. I shouldn't have been so stupid, but I was. So, I come from a place of partial understanding, in a way. When you wrote "You went behind my back and f*cked someone 18", I felt how serious this was. I didn't realize how much of a bitch she seems to be. Pardon my language. :) but, in an opinion from a complete stranger who doesn't know who you are what your like or even what you look like, you seem to be like a better person, from what the situation has become.
a 14 year old girl

  • Richard Shuman by Richard Shuman Poet
  • 10 years ago

Wow I haven't been on this site in years but reading the comments and seeing how much my poem affected all of you was a pretty big surprise and I'm going to start putting my other poetry up on here for all of you to read and give feedback on. The girl this poem was based on hasn't been in touch since this went up and sadly I haven't had a real relationship since this girl but I've met someone and am taking it slow so hoping for the best.

  • Damontay by Damontay
  • 10 years ago

This poem make me happy because my boyfriend just cheated on me and it hurts when he put that picture of him and this other girl. It hurt me I wanted to cry, every night I think of him. I wish we can back be together again. My heart is hopeless and empty he was gone for mad long but the Lord is on my side to keep my head up high and stay strong. I would be a great role model keep him on his best but I love him I don't know what I did wrong just give me a chance I'll keep you staying strong, live you in a right place.

  • Tykira Beasley by Tykira Beasley
  • 10 years ago

Once I read your introduction, I realized how you felt. You have my sympathy and my attention WHENEVER you write a poem. Reading the last 2 stanzas reminded me of when my boyfriend cheated on me. He told the truth right after he did it but it was unacceptable........anyways I love this poem. keep it up, I'd love to read more!!!!

  • Katelyn by Katelyn
  • 10 years ago

She doesn't deserve you! if you've been loyal for 5 months and she sleeps around there is obviously something wrong! But keep in mind you shouldn't break her heart back! I'm not making excuses but isn't that just doing what she did to you?

  • Anny Banany by Anny Banany
  • 10 years ago

This is such a great poem. It reminds me of a rap song - the kind of stuff that Eminem would write. Have you thought about making a song out of it?

  • Yas by Yas, Georgia
  • 11 years ago

Me and you are going thru the same. Me and my boyfriend been together for 5 months on and off too. All he does is cheat behind my back and I have also been faithful but it's just a time to let go of him. Oh yeah he's 17 and all over this 13 year old girl who acts/look like she's 49. Crazy right?

  • Kayla by Kayla, NY
  • 11 years ago

MY boyfriend of 4 years cheated on me he smiled in my face every day and turned around and slept with a 16 year old

  • Babygurl by Babygurl, Az
  • 11 years ago

Hey. I'm 13 my boyfriend has done the same thing to me twice.. Tomorrow I think I'll prove he doesn't own me and I'm not his puppet. Thank you...

  • Marlynn by Marlynn, Michigan:)
  • 11 years ago

Damn you have a really big heart I'm glad you finally broke it off with her she doesn't deserve to have you.:)

  • Rhianna by Rhianna, Texas
  • 12 years ago

Whoa I have a very similar story but I told his to f*ck off in front of the whole school :) now I found a guy who is gonna treat me faithfully and we have been dating for almost a year.......don't worry you're going to find the perfect girl for you (unless you already found her) but either way somebody is gonna love you no matter what.

  • Angel by Angel
  • 12 years ago

I'm so sorry. I'm glad you're letting her go, you deserve so much more... Just keep your head up. Hah I'm only 15 but I've been hurt throughout my whole life in relationships with friends, family, and lovers.... But it gets better in time, and next time you get into such a relationship, leave the first chance you get. It is not good for you physically and mentally.. Keep loving yourself and keep the faith. You'll find her one day.. Thank you for sharing this... =)
sincerely, Angel <3

  • Mary by Mary, Chicago
  • 12 years ago

I liked this poem a lot parts of this poem reminds me about my so called ex boyfriend we've was together less than a month like approximately almost 3 weeks but I've known him for about two or three yrs I'm 19 he's 22 but overall you have a lot of hurt built up inside of you like me it's gonna be ok I just wish someone can tell me the same, enough for me to believe it even though I've been hurt 6 times. but you went hard on this poem.

  • Sebrina Prucell by Sebrina Prucell
  • 12 years ago

I love that poem it was nice. That just means you can do a lot better than her and you don't need her and you can go on and love someone else. that loves you the same as you do.

  • Telie Kountze by Telie Kountze
  • 12 years ago

Wow dude your really open about that I have a friend just like that and she is the same way I love the poem now I can read it to her and maybe help her and try to fix stuff with her and her bf which is my best friend just the other day he came crying to me asking me for my help and I tried to talk to her but she was so high that she didn't even know I was there. I love this.

  • Jenna Lips by Jenna Lips
  • 12 years ago

you really opened my eye, I turn to poetry for help with everything. I am sad to say I'm just like your 15 year old girl. I am a 15 year old girl myself and do all of that. My boyfriend tells me what you wrote all the time but now I really understand how disgusting I was to him when he was just trying to help me.

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