Hurting Poem

Poem About Needing To Move On

This poem is about a guy I dated for 3 1/2 years. We broke up because he said he didn't want to break my heart, but he did when we broke up. I moved away with my mother after this, and 4 years after we broke up, I got my license and decided I would go see him. We started talking again and he told me all these lies about how he wanted to be with me. After 4 months, he went back to his ex-girlfriend, and once again left me with a broken heart and alone.

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The Hardest Thing I'll Ever Do

© more by Leal Ashae Sargent

Published by Family Friend Poems April 2009 with permission of the Author.

The hardest thing I'll ever do
Is let go of you
And look forward instead of back at my past.
I wonder how long this broken heart will last.
I guess everything you ever said was a lie,
So I'm going to move forward, or at least I'm going to try.
How many times can a heart crack before it shatters?
Or does it even matter?
I've sat and cried over you way too much,
Just wishing one more time I could feel your touch.
But you don't care, and neither should I.
So I'm going to move on, or at least I'm going to try.


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  • Lil by Lil
  • 6 months ago

I feel this me and this guy dated for 4 and 1/2 years and he turned his back on me after he told me he didn't want to hurt me, but he did by doing that and then I came back to him 2 years later and he said well goodbye I don't want to see you no more and went with this one girl that he promise he would never leave me for.

Very good. Knowing when to move on takes insight. Actually doing it takes courage.

  • Mia Rose Wilde by Mia Rose Wilde
  • 6 years ago

How foolish I was for letting him come back into my life. I have been with him for half a year, and everything was going well till we started losing connection. I made promises to him like, "I'll never let us lose our spark..." but not once has he made a promise to me. He always told me he wasn't good with expressing his feelings with words, but he never tried. Later on, I had a serious talk with him, and it turns out we both felt distant to each other. After a few days, he broke up with me. Mind you, I was busy with my life and work, so I found out he broke up with me because I got a message from one of his friends that said he was breaking up with me. The next 2 days I was bawling my eyes out. On the 3rd day, he texts me and tells me that I shouldn't leave and that he wants me back. How foolish I was for accepting it. Now I need to break up with him.

  • Adaji Ojonimi by Adaji Ojonimi
  • 3 years ago

Darling, you weren't foolish for allowing him into your life again, its just that he didn't realize what you are worth, he doesn't know that you are an Angel in Disguise, please my darling, put yourself together and move on, the one designed for you will surely come by..

  • Makwingo Lubasi by Makwingo Lubasi
  • 7 years ago

This poem has touched me, I loved a girl. 3 years ago our love was burning fire but after she left for university it got different. She cheated on me many times but for the love I had for her I kept on forgiving her not knowing my broken heart was being shattered, till now I do miss her and I have feelings for her but the moment she sends a text I hate her or rather the hurt that she put me through becomes fresh, I still feel like its yesterday when its been 3 years now. I always pray for her, I have failed to let go and each time I hear of her new guy it crushes me a lot. I feel my heart bleeding. I thought for once it would be forever. She broke my heart and my soul. I can't love anyone again but her. I need to let go I need help..........

  • Nancy Aranda by Nancy Aranda, San Jose
  • 9 years ago

I love reading every single poem on this site. Thanks to all.

  • Arapahoe by Arapahoe, Nebraska
  • 10 years ago

I can really relate to you because I was dating this guy for about 8 1/2 months we broke up I moved to Wisconsin and he stayed in Nebraska after about 2 years we started talking again he said that he loved me here I am again believing him which I shouldn't believe him because 1 month later he said that he never loved me. It hit me I started crying. I actually thought we had a connection going on but I was just dreaming. Let me give you some advice when you date somebody let them just come back to you instead of messing around just to have a competition.

  • Anessa by Anessa, TN
  • 13 years ago

This poem has really touched me because I had my heart broken before and I know other young women have too. And I love how this poem makes me feel!!

  • Nolly by Nolly
  • 13 years ago

I met a guy when I was most vulnerable, he told me he love me, how foolish I was. I believed him and here I am today crying..
no matter how much I try to get over it, it's just too hard, I miss him. I know I should hate him but I don't. I guess I loved him way too much to hate him. He knows I needed him and he took advantage. I'm hurting just because I love someone how cruel can life be....

  • Danielle Egan by Danielle Egan
  • 14 years ago

well all I gotta say is that your poem really touched my heart because I can relate to you..yea because the exact same thing happened to me but now of course he lives in Montana...but you know we both gotta face the fact that we can do better and that we can move on..well girl just keep your head up and just stay strong...peace

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