Breaking Up Poem

Villanelle About A Breakup

This is an example of a Villanelle about a breakup. Lines 1 and 3 of the first stanza are repeated throughout the poem.

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Tynea Lewis © more by Tynea Lewis

Published by Family Friend Poems April 2021 with permission of the Author.

No one told me about this pain.
Everything hurts, even my pride.
It's these emotions I am forced to contain.

Tears have fallen from my eyes like a steady rain.
Nothing can take back those nights I've cried.
No one told me about this pain.

My feelings I cannot even explain.
To you, my heart was open wide.
It's these emotions I am forced to contain.

I'm at the point where I feel nothing but shame
Because I thought you were going to be my guide.
No one told me about this pain.

With you is where I wanted to remain.
Now I have to continue on with a long stride,
It's these emotions I am forced to contain.

Please tell me our relationship was not in vain.
I hope to not regret having tried.
No one told me about this pain.
It's these emotions I am forced to contain.

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ABOUT THE POET:

Tynea Lewis is an editor for Family Friend Poems and helped to develop the National Poetry Month Resources for Family Friend Poems. She started her career as an elementary teacher and has had a passion for writing since she was in 1st grade.

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