Break Up Poem

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I thought I had found the perfect guy too. He was tall and romantic, All it took was one move down the wrong hall to see his form pressed against another. I could hear and feel my heart...

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Perfect Guy


Published: May 2010

I thought I found the perfect guy,
one that knew how to treat me right.
But I forgot to hold on,
and now he's gone.

I should have pushed harder for it to work,
but I didn't and now I'm hurt.
I can't remove his picture from my mind
I think about him all the time.

He meant everything to me,
and now we can't be.
I ruined it all,
I say as I slowly fall.

I miss the way it was with him,
and now the light's starting to dim.
Everything inside is dead.
I can't get him out of my head.

I need him to survive.
He makes me feel so alive.
He has my everything,
and without him it's just not the same.

When he told me good-bye,
all I could think of is why.
I hate having to act like it's all right,
especially when all I do is cry at night.

I hate dwelling on my past
and sitting here wondering why it didn't last.
I wish I could be with him right now
I should get over him, but I can't learn how.

I think about how it used to be and I smile.
I hoped he planed on staying a while,
but he left me alone and helpless,
and he knows it's him I will miss.

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  • ABoomsma79 by ABoomsma79
  • 3 years ago

I thought I had found the perfect guy too. He was tall and romantic, All it took was one move down the wrong hall to see his form pressed against another. I could hear and feel my heart shatter. That's the day I realized my Perfect Guy was nothing more than a cheater. That was my first heart break, and I am still waiting for Superman to come in and sweep me of my feet. I was close to a second love but it ended with him going to the military. I never knew my shattered heart could break even more. I am glad someone has finally got the poem up about how not everyone is perfect, because we are only human.

  • Nicole by Nicole, Virginia
  • 5 years ago

When my boyfriend told me over a text message that he liked me I was suspicious because this boy was a player onto the next girl every week and I didn't want any heartbreak. He told me this was for real and I foolishly believed him but then he ended up breaking it off three months later saying he just wanted to be friends. I blamed myself for the breakup because I thought I had done everything I could've to make it work but I could've done more when I look back. The day after we broke over message I will say he already acted like he didn't know me. I was furious but I couldn't let him consume my entire life so I started hanging out with my friends more often trying to get my mind off of him. Friends really help in these kinds of situations. You always need someone to fall back onto.

  • Angelina Fletcher by Angelina Fletcher, Georgia
  • 6 years ago

This poem really touched me, my boyfriend dumped me today, just because he couldn't see me anymore, which was a stupid reason, but you know, you're gonna have a lot of break-ups in life just remember that, he meant the world to me, and now he is gone, I still love him even though we broke up, he is always in my heart, forever, I wish he would just come back to me but he can't, he wants me to be in his arms forever, but like I said, I can't well all ya'll girls and boys out there, I hope ya'll find somebody as good as I did, who treats you with respect, well thanks for reading and listening to what I had to say.

  • Angelina Fletcher by Angelina Fletcher, Georgia
  • 6 years ago

This poem really touched me, it reminded me of my ex, how I use to love him so much, but when he said goodbye, I cried and cried, he made me happy, whenever I seen him, he put a smile on my face, but now that he's gone, my life is empty, there is now a hole in my heart from where he put one, nobody can ever fix that hole, except for my true love, which one day I will find. I just wanted to say thank you for writing this poem, it meant a lot to me.

  • Malori by Malori
  • 7 years ago

OMG thank goodness someone else feels like I do! There was this guy we had been dating for 9 months and, I REALLY did love him. And now he is gone and I don't know what to do! He has move on to another girl and acts like he and I had nothing at all!!

  • Kelli by Kelli, Springport Mi
  • 7 years ago

I met my now ex boyfriend this year in January and we started dating. I'm 18 now but I was 17 he was 16. All he did was say please can we have sex that was always on his mind. I kept saying no that is not what I want right now and so he got what he wanted he raped me and then after that he abused me and so I left him and 2 1/2 months after we broke up I found out I'm pregnant and now gonna be a single mother because he has nothing to do with me and called my family and threatened to kill me and my lil girl if I did not talk to him. I told him a very important secret about me being raped at 15 by my cousins husband and he told my family and he ruined my life but I don't regret my lil girl just her father

  • Chelsi by Chelsi, GA
  • 8 years ago

This poem was a real blessing to me! While reading it, I might have cried a little, but it reminded me of my ex, and I love being reminded of him. He has moved on, but it seems like I just can't. I miss him dearly, and sometimes wish I wasn't even alive! He was my first real love, and my first heart break. I loved him a lot, and I gave him a second chance, but it just wasn't meant to be, I guess!

  • Nicole by Nicole, Pa
  • 8 years ago

I loved this poem. It reminded me of my now ex boyfriend. I miss him so much but I know that if we are supposed to be together we will be. I wish everynight that I can get him back. This poem has described how I have been feeling towards him and I probably always will because he was my first love.

  • Keiarra by Keiarra
  • 8 years ago

I love this poem!! it really touched my heart. I was in love with this guy and my friend made him mad (and she knew we were in love) and so he broke my heart and let me go now I cant stop thinking bout him I miss him soo much. this poem helped kind of feel better.

  • Kelsey by Kelsey
  • 8 years ago

This poem is great. When I was 14, I fell in love with my guy bestfriend, I was a freshman and he was a Junior. On my 16th birthday he kissed my girl bestfriend (which she knew that I had a crush on him for about 2 years). My heart was broke but you see this showed me exactly how low people can really be and exactly who my true friends are. I thought he was perfect for me but I'm glad that we never hooked up or did anything sexual. I'm just now getting over the whole thing and this happened 9 months ago, it's a new year and I'm letting it all go.

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