Hurting Poem

Poem Of Betrayal And Shattered Hearts

This is about a girl who was in love once and only once. It was perfect love, but they had to ruin it. Now it is a mystery of his thoughts.

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He texted me every day. We met and hung out every weekend. I laughed at stories he told. We shared happy moments together. He made me survive after lonely days. I felt happy again, discovered...

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Love Gone Wrong


Published by Family Friend Poems December 2007 with permission of the Author.

Sometimes I wonder how you do it.
How can you sit back and watch yourself hurt someone so bad and not feel any guilt?
You say things to me, about me, or behind me.
And you still look at me the same way.
With those eyes of green searching for the answers inside me.
You want to know everything.
You want to know how I feel
And if I am truly hurting inside.
You just have to ask
And I'll tell you.
I'll tell you that you were the first boy I ever loved.
You were the one who took my heart and locked it inside of yours.
You placed my fingers in between each of yours.
And in the end,
You took that heart and you shredded it to pieces.
You could have just ripped it in half.
Then it would be easier to put back together.
But instead,
You tore it.
Piece by piece, you shredded it,
And no one can fix it.
No one wants to.
Because they look at what you made me.
A girl with permanent tears painted on my face.
I am now just an empty void.
There is no desire to want to love again.
Because now there is only the fear of ruining
What I have tried so hard to build up.


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  • Lily by Lily
  • 6 years ago

He texted me every day. We met and hung out every weekend. I laughed at stories he told. We shared happy moments together. He made me survive after lonely days. I felt happy again, discovered wonderful things in one of the busiest cities in the world. I missed him when I visited my family. I thought I loved him and he loved me too...However, finally he said we are just friends. I decided not to meet him anymore, disappeared from his life as if we had never met before. We could not contact or meet again anymore, but I always hope one day we have a chance to bump into each other again on the street. I still want to meet him again.

  • Natasha by Natasha
  • 7 years ago

Have you ever been so broken
To the point of being unspoken?
Have you ever cried yourself to sleep
Hoping that it will be okay the next time you meet?
Have you ever looked him in the eye
And seen that special love kind of die?
Have you ever said goodbye in hopes that he would cry,
And instead of tears falling from his eyes
It was pain falling from mine,
Seeing him replace me like I meant nothing at all,
Seeing him neglect me and reject me like I was some kind of bore.
I wish I meant more.

  • Ana Bogue by Ana Bogue
  • 7 years ago

This is...just...words can't express how much I feel like this poem has touched me. It made me cry as soon as I started reading it. Thank you.

  • Tom Benton by Tom Benton
  • 11 years ago


I was wondering if I could get in contact with Labrina as I am looking to use this in a film that I may be directing.


  • Mississippi by Mississippi
  • 11 years ago

So touching! I can relay 100%. There isn't anything as painful as a broken heart. I'm praying for strength daily and am trusting that my wounded heart will be mended. I absolutely love this poem, thanks for sharing!

  • Bobbi Jo Leone by Bobbi Jo Leone, Lake Panasoffkee
  • 12 years ago

Well I have been dating my boyfriend for 2 years May 18, 2010 was the date that we started dating. I have been with him ever since I was 18. We have been through thick and thin together, we went to Colorado for a year and back home.. our plan was to be together for 66 years!! But those people that you think are your friends, but stab you in the back when you're not looking, tend to always find a way to not only turn on you but ruin your life, your dream and you future... and my boyfriend was not just a boyfriend he was also my one and only friend/true love!!! Now my heart will always be scared from that... thanks to those people we all think are friends and they are really Satan in disguise!!!!! I'll never let anyone that close to me again for the fact being hurt, it actually hurts... and I'll always feel that pain...

  • Tiffany by Tiffany, New Jersey
  • 12 years ago

This is exactly what happened to me, a boy I love doesn't like me and I love him. He said he would love to go out with me but he really doesn't want to. He tore my heart into pieces. I'm sending this poem to him I love it

  • Katrina by Katrina, New York
  • 13 years ago

I'm in a bad spot in my life right now. I'm in love with some one and have been for years. He says he loves me and we hang out every night. But still he wants to see other people. I know I should just let him go, but my love for him keeps me from doing so. Every time he tells me he is spending time with another girl I die a little inside. This poem expresses exactly how I feel every time he tells me "I'm busy" because I know what he's busy doing... And yet I still can't give him up.

  • Reynia by Reynia
  • 13 years ago

I am really touched about your poem, I can really relate on sad but true...

  • Karina Medina by Karina Medina, Weslaco TX
  • 14 years ago

I really love this poem it did touch me and I think it made me feel some way I never felt.. I been hurt a lot too... and this poem makes me realizes so many things!!!

  • Tanajah Jones by Tanajah Jones
  • 14 years ago

This poem hits my life right on the nose. This was so true that it hurt me so much to just read it. I truly love your poem. You have really just helped me make a very important decision in my life. Thank you so much... God bless your heart.

  • kailey dayne by kailey dayne
  • 14 years ago

this was beautiful. its really so true. I loved it.

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