Break Up Poem

Playing Games With My Heart

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I've been with my girl for 6 years. Every time we've broken up, she was in control. She knew how to get to me and what to say to bring me down. And now again during quarantine she brings up...

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How Come?


Published: December 2009

How is that I cry all night,
Yet all you do is smile
And think everything is all right?
How is it that when I look up at you
You can't look me in my eyes?
And whenever I want to talk,
All you want to do is make me cry.

Is it that you take pleasure in playing games with my heart?
Ever since I've given it to you all you can do is tear it apart.

How is it you declare your love to me one day
And yet I see you on some other girl's arm the next day?
How is it that you can hold me and look me in the eyes
And then turn around and tell me so many lies?

How is it that you were able to make me feel so low
That I wanted to pack my things and get ready to go?

How come I'm only yours when the time is right?
How come whenever I want to love you, you always want to fight?

How come you want to deny your love for me
And turn your back so fast?
But don't forget I'm the one who loved you
And held you in the past.

When you were in pain, it was only me there standing by your side.
When you wanted to run and leave, I was the one ready to ride.

When you had so many doubts and you couldn't find your way,
I was the one who knew what to say.

But you can't take my love for granted
And expect me to wait till the time is right,
Because I'm tired of not being your number one girl
And always kept out of people's sight.

At times I want to get back at you
And cause you so much pain,
But even if I did do that,
I know there would be nothing to gain.

You couldn't have stayed with the good woman
Only run to the trash.
Yeah, I'm going to miss you. Yeah, I might cry.
Yeah, I might look at you when you pass by,
But the heart you once had of mine is no longer there.
You can be with them other girls,
But they can never compare
To the love that I gave you,
So when you finally realize that,
Just give me my thanks.
But just don't come back.


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  • Ari by Ari
  • 2 years ago

I've been with my girl for 6 years. Every time we've broken up, she was in control. She knew how to get to me and what to say to bring me down. And now again during quarantine she brings up the past that she says makes her hate me, but I never hurt her. I hate feeling my depression rise and having no one to confide in. And now she asks for space that maybe we'll come back again, but I feel hurt. I feel betrayed, and again she knows I'll take her back because I love her so much.

  • Hanna Louise Murphy by Hanna Louise Murphy
  • 6 years ago

I know how this feels. My boyfriend of 4 months broke up with me because of rumors. Said I cheated on him. um... I think I would know if I dated another guy while I was dating him. I haven't eaten in two and a half weeks and have lost over 25 pounds. I asked him for a second chance and he says 'its over.' It hurts to know he believed the rumors over me. All of our friends are on my side! They all say he's stupid for not believing me. Can I just end my life now and get the pain over with?

  • Argy by Argy
  • 7 years ago

People had told me that my boyfriend from two week is a big player. I just went straight into him and believed in all his lies. He had promised me to love me forever‚ but that was yesterday. He had to tell all his friends to tell me that we were over and I cried all night just like this poem says. Then later on I saw him after that same day and he acted all cool around me like he never broken my heart. The worst thing is that I fall in love with a player and give him everything that a girl won't give him. I give my love‚ my time while he just throw it in the trash. I am sure he would never a girl like me. A girl who just love him by himself not by the ways he dress or his money.

  • Maya Mei by Maya Mei
  • 7 years ago

Oh my gosh I love this poem. This is exactly how I felt after this boy I had been crushing on for a while said he loved me, then turned right around and asked out another girl. He is oblivious to the pain he caused me. He doesn't realize that every time our eyes meet, he tears at my heart. What's worse is that my only friend is being a terrible friend and goes with him on his dates to make them "less awkward". I am so glad I came across this poem. It made me realize that other girls are going through the same things I am.

  • Iona by Iona
  • 8 years ago

Me and my boyfriend broke up the other day. I thought it was for the best but I knew it wasn't. We had just met, it was the early stages of our relationship! I keep telling myself that it was my fault, I should if held on and not let go. He sent me a long paragraph about how he thought it wasn't going to work out but he thought I was an amazing and pretty girl! He told me that he still wanted to be friends. how could we be friends when I'm In love with you? I told him yeah I totally get you and I understand that things weren't working out and I was thinking about us also. obviously I wanted us to work however I knew inside we weren't. I wish we worked out. I wish I held on. but I didn't and that's the reason why I cry over you at night..

  • Arellel by Arellel
  • 9 years ago

I see how you feel. My boyfriend and I were going strong like I don't know what went wrong. I stayed up all night to hold him, talk to him, make him feel better when he cried and he goes and tell me I don't like or love you anymore <3

  • Tx by Tx
  • 10 years ago

Me and my ex have been breaking up getting back together.... I am in love with him but it seems like he only plays with my heart. But no matter what I will always love him and be by his side and take him back.

  • Verenice by Verenice, Chicago
  • 10 years ago

Well that happen to me.. in the summer this boy asked me out and I said yes. We kissed in the pools and everybody was clapping and other stuff . After three days later he broke up with me because he went to go out with my best friend. He did go out with her but man he lost a good girl and he will regret it.

  • Mercy by Mercy
  • 10 years ago

I was dating this guy for almost eight months, I open up to him and brought him home to meet my parents. I was ready to give up my whole life just to be with him. I did everything I could to make it work, even when the extra miles just to be with him. After almost a year being together, I found out on my 19 birthday that he was engaged to another female and they were having a baby together. I was angry and hurt deeply, I wanted to hurt him so bad, I wanted to know why he did that but aint never got a answer from him. It's been two years and I'm still single because my heart is still bleeding and I'm not sure if I will ever love again like the way I did.

  • Courtney by Courtney, Connecticut
  • 10 years ago

I thought one day that maybe Marc and I could work but no. They tell you they love you then they go break your heart into little pieces. We were so different I got straight A's he got C's. But when we would get in fights we could always forgive each other without hesitation. Could that have been the problem? I mean once I found out he went to a dance with another person but I forgave him. But now he dating one of my best friend. Tell me why do they break up with you if they still like you. But if he comes around begging for me back I'll tell him "You had your chance and if I remember correctly you broke up with me". I love him but he is in the past. I wrote this to get all of this out of my system. But I think I love him more then ever. But I tell you never ever again shall I fell like this.

  • Reece by Reece
  • 10 years ago

Wow, I thought I was the only one. This guy, he was really nice right? treated me like a princes and everything. All that usual, I love you, your the girl of my dreams, I only care about you, and I would do anything to get you back if I ever lost you. It was going fine for a month. Then one day I go on fb and I see him, writing the SAME exact things to this other girl. I don't think that he knows that I'm also friends with the girl on fb, so you know I just see it right there on my screen. And I also think the other girl does not know about me and him. I feel completely nothing for him now, but I'm just playing along now. I was gonna wait for karma to bite him in the butt, but that's gonna take too long, so I'm taking things in my own two hands.

  • Mercy by Mercy
  • 10 years ago

After been with my boyfriend for eight months.... we broke up two months ago. I'm not even sure if I want to love again. the way he broke up with me was dirty and ugly... hopefully maybe I can have the courage to love again.

  • Lufkin by Lufkin, Tx
  • 10 years ago

I loved this poem, as the other girls I went through the same, my ex boyfriend we dated for 9 months but he would always leave me and run between different girls. He told me he loved me, but then went back and told the other girls the same thing. My mom blames me for what happened but they just don't know how he is when they're not around. This poem helped me get stronger in life and not let a boy get to me.

  • Ty by Ty, New Mexico
  • 10 years ago

Me and My boyfriend went through that same thing. He always acted like he didn't know me, and that I was just a regular girl and not his girl. He never trusted me around any of my guy friends and he seemed to be too protective of me. He started to ignore me so I dumped him like maybe about 5 to 6 times and after that I never got back with him. But I still miss him and I still have a bit feelings for him. But might as well move on right.

  • Autumn by Autumn, Mississippi
  • 10 years ago

Me and my boyfriend just went through that. We've dated 5 times and we had been fighting everyday for a week and after we broke up I felt like I had just had open heart surgery awake and without drugs and I called his best friend crying I didn't know what else to do. My mom told me about this couples therapy because I love him so much, but he tended to blame me in every fight and all I did was say that I didn't do it and he got mad. I guess it's for saying he's wrong but this poem was so much help for me to know what to do from my heart. I just hope it's right because he was mean but I have deep feelings for him and don't know what to do about it but that poem was to wonderful and helpful

  • Telie Kountze by Telie Kountze
  • 11 years ago

I know how you feel me and my boyfriend well he is my ex now, he was just really quiet and we went from talking all the time, hanging out, going to movies and stuff to barely talking to not even seeing each other, then after a week he told me that he was cheating on me the whole time we where together I guess that you are right all guys are the same

  • Ashley by Ashley, Dayton
  • 11 years ago

This poem is exactly like what I'm going through right now my boyfriend left me for my best friend and it hurts but I have to move on because if I don't then I will fall back into his trap over and over like I have in the past.

  • Alondra by Alondra, Portland
  • 11 years ago

I sent this to a guy I was with for a year and three months. He was impressed and noticed that he did hurt me, he told me he was confused at the time but that now he knew he loved me. I gave him another chance after we broke up 9 times. Not even a month later we were done. I still have feelings for him but I realized that all guys are the same.

  • Tekayla Smith by Tekayla Smith
  • 11 years ago

I was with this guy for two years. All through the two years he would tell me he loved me but turn around and lie and say and do hurtful things. I will always care for him but not enough to through all of that pain.

  • TK by TK, Tarawa Republic Of Kiribati
  • 12 years ago

That's a very fantastic poem, even though I'm a man, but I understand what you feel. Those, are a role of most boys that they think they are players with girls heart. But what you said in your last stanza "just don't come back" is the right decision to those kind of boys. Because, they will feel embarrassed and will learn from their mistakes.

  • Alyssa by Alyssa, NY
  • 12 years ago

Me and my boyfriend just broke up. He would tell me he loved me then he would turn around and tell this other girl he liked her to. After six months of loving him we broke up because he doesn't know who he wants to be with because "they're two amazing hearts". Its so hard and I don't know what to do but eventually he will realize what he lost.

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