Breaking Up Poem

Emotions Of A Breakup

This poem is about a breakup that was long coming. It's about having a lot of mixed emotions during the breakup. I knew it was imminent, but that doesn't make it hurt any less. For a long time we were going down different paths, but I still held on to the chance that we might go back to where we used to be.

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He was so perfect in every way and I love him dearly, but towards the end things became so toxic. We no longer had the passion, respect, and the abundant love we once shared. This poem...

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We Lost Each Other


Published: August 2016

I could ask you to stay,
But there's really nothing left to say.

This breakup has been emotional and long,
But I know I'm strong.

I guess we naturally grew apart,
But it still hurts in my heart.

We went days without speaking or sending a text,
And I could only wonder what was next.

There were times we couldn't look each other in the eye.
How did we get this far, and why did something so special have to die?

As I write this, memories flood me.
They remind of all we used to be.

Even when things were bad, I never thought this relationship would end.
Our broken hearts I thought we could mend.

Now you've left without a goodbye.
I've got no energy to even cry.

I knew it was over when we started doing things on our own.
You got so distant and I was alone.

I tried getting you to notice that I was still there,
But you made up your mind and didn't care.

There are many nights when you're all that's on my mind.
I hope happiness is what you find.

There are days when I just can't get out of bed.
But "try" is what you always said.

So every day I try to put on a smile.
Even if it's not a real one for a while.

We were together for so many years, so do you ever shed tears?
I know I've got to let you go,

And someday I will,
But mixed emotions are what I feel.

We both made our fair share of mistakes.
It feels like I'm drowning in sadness, anger, and resentment, all in different lakes.

I honestly wish you nothing but the best
As my strength and endurance is put to the test.

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  • Jennifer by Jennifer
  • 6 months ago

I am an older woman who had been out of the dating scene for 15 years. I was happy and content. Then, in the most unlikely of ways, I met a man I never would have thought I would like. He was intriguing and seemed kind and laid back. He lived 3 hours away from me, which was a huge problem. The other huge problem is that I was going through a "second virginity" and was saving myself for marriage. So, if we were to get together it would be for extended periods of time and sought the question, "What about sleeping arrangements?" I slept with him a few times, but we did not have sex. This poem got me because we talked hours on the phone and texted multiple times every day until after the times we slept together. He became a staple in my life for 6 months. Of course, this was Fall/Winter, so travel was even harder. In the end, he wasn't willing to wait for sex and now he's gone. It's been so hard to recover. I have no one to talk to, but this poem nailed a lot of my feelings.

  • Adelaide Seleka by Adelaide Seleka
  • 1 year ago

He was so perfect in every way and I love him dearly, but towards the end things became so toxic. We no longer had the passion, respect, and the abundant love we once shared. This poem reminded me that in a relationship you cannot "lose" each other. I'm not referring to physical loss. I'm referring to always holding each other's hands in a crowd of emotions, arguments, disagreements and whatever differences you may have. Don't forget that you love each other very much. Unfortunately, he and I placed our differences before our love by always fighting to be right and never fighting to understand. And we lost. Beautiful poem, Sierra!

  • Eugine K. Kirui by Eugine K. Kirui, Kenya
  • 1 year ago

That was very sad, but if you truly love him, then don't give up. What you believe is yours is yours.

  • Libby Nethery by Libby Nethery
  • 2 months ago

I'm so heartbroken. I lost the one I loved deeply. He moved out while I was at work. No goodbye. No explanation. We text for about a month. Last time was in March. Now he won't speak or text. I don't know what to do. I can't let go.

  • Catherine Lopez by Catherine Lopez
  • 1 year ago

I had a boyfriend. Just a 3 month relationship, but love was so intense that we spent our time talking over 3 hours on the phone. We even called ourselves husband and wife. We had a 5 year age difference, and all got burned into ashes when my parents caught our chat. It became a big issue, but still we stood strong. I discussed these with my bud but she brainwashed me. He cried for me several times. He got into a great depression. I got convinced but didn't want him to know that. I sacrificed him for my parents. He asked me many times, but because of myself I lied to him, and now he left me with his new girlfriend. I still believe no one other than me can love and care him better. And now my nights are sleepless and loneliness is frozen. Left with wounds and hopelessness, but I'm sure I can survive. I can laugh and bring fake smiles for those who love me.

  • Nokubonga by Nokubonga
  • 2 years ago

I had a boyfriend, and we spent 11 months together. We were so in love. I thought we will marry each other. We trusted each other. I even gave him my virginity because I believed him when he say he loved me. I started to tell him that I wasn't interested in sex because I wanted to focus on my studies, but he didn't understand. He started to avoid me for two weeks. I went to him and asked, but he said it was nothing. I started to panic. He avoided me again for 3 weeks. After 3 weeks he told me that he didn't love me. I tried to ask why, but he didn't want to explain. He left so many unanswered questions in my mind. I thought we would never be apart.

  • Victoria Juma by Victoria Juma
  • 1 year ago

I feel so sorry for you. Don't waste your time on stupid boys. They're just there to waste time your time. Don't give up until you get him back and give him what he deserves.

  • Ethan Greer by Ethan Greer
  • 2 years ago

Unfortunately, that's what most teenagers are after... your virginity. They quite often don't give a lick about what you want.

  • Moricia by Moricia
  • 2 years ago

If he was a good boyfriend, an understanding one, he wouldn't leave you. He just wanted you for sex. Of course you wanted to build your future with him. If he doesn't realize that, he is a looser. Boys don't deserve your tears. I am just 15 years old, and I have been dating this guy for a year, and I haven't have sex with him and he is the most amazing guy ever. Girl, don't waste your time on him; you deserve better. He will realize what he lost from the poem. I know that you did nothing but love him unconditionally, and it takes time to heal but, my friend, your future husband is somewhere out there waiting for you.

  • Mike Aleqa by Mike Aleqa
  • 2 years ago

Don't ever give up on him until you claim him back. Sometimes when a woman makes an excuse for not having sex, the man will freak out inside and feel so insecure that the first thing to pop in his mind is to find a better deal. He will get depressed from inside and sometimes he goes out to find a new life just to make himself confident and feel better. Don't give up until you get him back.

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