Hurting Poem

The Pain Of Leaving Someone You Love

Being left by our love is painful, but what is more painful? Leaving your love knowingly and seeing him fight for you. That's the most painful. She knows it's her mistake. She knows she is giving him pain. She knows she can change it all but still can't and won't. She knows how empty she is without him. She loves him, but she can't express it. She has no one to express it to but her diary...

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I've been alone for several years now. I'm a single father of 2 wonderful children, ages 16 and 14. I was diagnosed with a terminal illness not long ago and given a time frame to live. Not...

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Nobody Knows


Published: May 2016

Nobody knows it's empty,
The smile that I wear.
The real one is left behind in the past
Because I left you there...

Nobody knows I am crying.
They won't even see my tears.
When they think I am laughing,
I wish you were here...

Nobody knows it's painful.
They think that I am strong.
They say it won't kill me,
But I wonder if they are wrong...

Nobody knows I miss you.
They think I am all set free,
But I feel like I am bound with chains,
Trapped in the mystery...

Nobody knows I need you.
They think I can do it on my own,
But they don't know I am crying
When I am all alone...

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  • by Matt Cameron
  • 1 month ago

I've been alone for several years now. I'm a single father of 2 wonderful children, ages 16 and 14. I was diagnosed with a terminal illness not long ago and given a time frame to live. Not being able to sleep, I joined a couple chat rooms. I immediately struck up a conversation with a charming young lady. We hit it off, and feelings began to form, so against my better judgment, I informed her of my condition. She was very upset, but she kept chatting. A few days later she introduced me to her friend. I was confused as I had feelings for her. It wasn't long into the conversation that I realized why she had done this. The woman she introduced me to has an illness that may or may not be terminal, depending on transplant. I have grown to love this woman very much, and for the first time in my life I feel true love. Even though we are thousands of kilometers away, I can feel her with me. I'll never meet this love of mine, but she's in my soul.

  • by Chillze
  • 8 months ago

I'm taken aback at how well you know my story. It's like this was written just for me. Thank you. I have so much respect for you.

  • by Naveed
  • 9 months ago

I loved someone so badly. I was like mad. I wanted to marry her, but there were cast differences and her father refused. Now she is married, living happily. I am married, too, but I just can't forget her. She is in my mind and heart all the time, even though it has been 7 year.

  • by Celina Wheeler
  • 10 months ago

Exactly how I feel right now. I let go of the guy I loved so much. Nobody can see how much I love him and miss him. I let him go because I saw myself getting bad. But every day I'm getting a little but stronger. I decided I needed a change with myself, so I've decided to change a lot about me. My hair color, eye color, style, and get right with myself. I gotta let this pain go somehow. Even though I miss him like hell, I know it was the right thing to do.

  • by Mike Gooch
  • 11 months ago

I am also going through my wife having an affair. We've been married for 12 years. I caught them together. We have decided to try and work through it. It's a scary time for us. But I'm so hurt! This is not like the woman I fell for all those years ago. Thanks for sharing.

  • by Frank
  • 7 months ago

Try 21 years and finding out your wife spent 10 months cheating. Home every night - never skipped a beat. Not even in the sack.

  • by Azad
  • 11 months ago

I was about to cry when I was reading this poem. I am a student who loves a girl. She was my classmate, and I would do anything for her. Actually, I wanted to marry her. I proposed to her and she accepted after one month. We started talking more on the phone. One said she asked if we wanted to live together. Our families did not accept us because we are not in the same caste. She asked her father about inter-caste marriage, and he refused. She told me and said to forget it. How is that possible? I don’t understand why India is divided on the basis of caste. Everyone has two hands, two eyes, one nose, two hands, and two legs. Why does it have to be this way?

  • by Kelia Kk Robinson, ny astoria
  • 10 months ago

Don't worry, you'll find another beautiful women. Just have faith and hope.

  • by Chris Degroote
  • 1 year ago

I sacrificed my heart for my wife. She promised never to break it. Twelve years, 2 beautiful kids in, I find out she has been having an affair. I've been loyal all these years, putting up with her lies, secrets, and bullcrap 'cause I love her. Funny thing is that I still do but can't go back 'cause trust is key in any relationship. Pretty much put up with a sexless marriage, and I didn't cheat. I tried everything to get her attention with no success as she was having an affair. I'm heartbroken. She thinks I'm mad and all. I'm hurting, feeling lost, disappointed, confused.

  • by Climate
  • 1 year ago

She doesn't deserve you. I understand you feel deserted, but it probably worked out for the best. You were not happy as you had tried everything to show her just what she meant to you. It is not the end of the road. You have a greater future ahead of you. Let the current circumstance be a stepping stone.

  • by Kelia Kk Robinson, ny astoria
  • 1 year ago

I remember when I sacrificed myself for my ex. I threw away my heart for him, and he says he never loved me. We were together for 3 years.

  • by LeSandra Hunting
  • 1 year ago

This is so touching! It exactly explains how I feel. I had a breakdown at school and my friends are asking me what's wrong, but the problem is that one of my closest friends moved away and I have family problems. How are you supposed to answer that question if you don't know what to say?!

  • by Riley Stringer
  • 1 year ago

Hi LaSandra, my name is Riley Stringer, and I am growing up to be a therapist. I may be only eleven years old, but I have experienced some unbelievably sad things. After my parents got divorced two years ago I just sorta let go of everything, all of my feelings, and emotions about everything in my whole lifetime. I know what you are going through, and I am not just saying that. I really mean it. All I can say to you is that there is always light at the end of the pitch black tunnel. Just keep pushing through and know that there is at lease one person out there who loves you and cares for you, so stay safe.

  • by Darian
  • 2 years ago

This poem speaks deeply to me, I fell in love with a girl who didn't share my feelings. For so long I had to pretend that I was okay with just being friends, and it sucks. The feeling of entrapment and soul leeching hurt combined is just too much. I still love her from the bottom of my heart but I have to move on with my life. It helps to know that other people know how I feel and understand because sometimes it feels like I'm the only one. Thank you.

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