Moving On Poems

Moving On Poems

Poems about Letting Go and Moving Forward

Love is a dynamic and changing emotion. Sometimes it grows and sometimes it fades. Moving on from a relationship or marriage, leaving behind a past love, or pursuing a new fling can be scary, uncertain, and difficult. However, the prospect of change and new experiences can also be exciting and a time for discovery. Focusing on the opportunities and experiences ahead rather than dwelling in past memories can help us to move forwards. Our lives are in flux in every experience and moment, and letting go, no matter how difficult, is an important part of that process.

49 Moving Forward Poems

  1. 1. Don't Look Back

    This poem is about looking for love but never really getting over who you loved before. You try to make it work, but the same old problems occur.

    Love doesn't happen overnight.
    Love doesn't argue about what's wrong or what's right.
    And don't expect to find a love that will last
    if the only place you're searching is in your past...

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    I have liked this guy for nearly three years, and I cannot tell him how I feel because I am too scared. He is the sweetest, and seeing him with other girls breaks my heart, even though he is...

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  3. 2. Weight Upon My Shoulders

    This poem reflects the common feeling of being torn between our heads and our hearts when it comes to relationships and opening up again. I wrote this after a failed eight year relationship and much heartache trying to move on from it.

    The little woman on the left
    the one upon my shoulder,
    tells me I should guard my heart.
    She wants me to make it colder.

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  5. 3. One Day

    This poem is one I wrote for my Aunt Brandy when she and her boyfriend broke up. It touched her and hit a spot in her heart, and that's why I wrote it.

    One day you're gonna see her,
    But she won't be looking at you.
    One day you'll feel like she did,
    And you won't know what to do.

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    I remember getting my heart broken by this boy. He was in 11th grade, and I was in 9th grade. We met over the summer. He went to my school, and he treated me like I was all he ever loved. In...

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  6. 4. Carry On

    A break-up brings about many emotions.

    I don't hate you,
    Because I still love you.
    I can't look at you,
    Because it hurts to.

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    It all started at the end of summer. She was sad, and I was angry at the things she was sad about. I wanted to make her happy. I can't normally stand to see people sad. So after a long week...

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  7. 5. Let Go

    • By Shelby T. Parsons
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems December 2015

    I fell in love with my best friend, but the feelings weren't returned.

    What do I do,
    When I'm still in love with you?
    You walked away,
    'Cause you didn't want to stay.

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    This has blessed me. I am very happy reading it but also sad because it’s a sad poem. Another comment said it made my heart leap. It touches me right in my heart. It is now my lock screen and...

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  8. 6. Lost Love

    This poem is for all the people who have had to say good-bye to a love that just was not meant to be but was real and honest. Not always do we get to be or stay with the person that we love, and we have to let them go and wish them well as they move on.

    The most amazing moment was when we met.
    The love and time I have shared with you
    have all been without regret.

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    Wow, Saliha. What you wrote is exactly what happened to me, except I'm on the receiving end. I was married, distanced myself, then divorced her for no good reason. Just lost that love. Now we...

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  9. 7. Broken Hearts And Prayers

    • By Alexis Daniels
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2013

    This is for the man who broke my heart. I gave him all I had and more, and he took everything I did for granted. We are still together, but I'm still praying for a change in him. I love you, baby; please realize that.

    When your heart chooses a path and you walk so far,
    nothing can turn you back from where you are.
    No pain, no scars can make you turn away,
    there's nothing that anyone can do nor say.

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    Hi, that poem is right about my love life. So sad! We don't deserve to be treated wrong. I'm so sad, but God is with us, and I keep praying He will help my guy change. My guy is a narcissist....

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  10. 8. Ode To Love

    This poem's about the loss of romance, a love that was magically entranced,
    till fate stepped into the darkness of night and stole a woman's true love of her life.

    To everything there's a time and season 
    Time to laugh and to weep for good reason.
    A season for living, to find true love
    And a time to dance with angels above...

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  11. 9. This Is My Strength

    When you left,
    I immediately deleted your number and pictures
    and pulled our memories from the wall.
    This is my strength.

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  12. 10. My Boat

    I think sometimes in love, there's somebody who gives far more than their partner does. This poem is about those who aren't appreciated for their devotion.

    You were my boat, sleek by design.
    I was your jetty, one of a kind.
    We were deeply in love and made for each other,
    And I promised I'd never harbour another.

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  13. 11. Nothing Stays The Same

    I wrote this to help a friend who was going through a hard time. I hope you always find a few kind words to share with those you love who are grieving.

    The earth spins like a rolling ball.
    Stars shine bright then fade away.
    Darkness melts and turns to light.
    The sunrise starts another day.

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  14. 12. You Taught Me To Let Go...

    I wrote this poem because everybody gets hurt, but it's not the end of the world. Just take it for what it is and move on; he didn't deserve you, anyway. Someday you'll look back and wonder why you even cared about why he left because, in all reality, he did you a favor. It's not about you getting hurt; it's about what you get out of it.

    I used to listen when you said you would always be there.
    I sit and think about all the times we had together,
    and how I thought I used to love you, when you used to care.
    I'd last through any weather,

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    I loved this poem. It absolutely spoke to my life right now. A lot of heartbreak and pain, but this poem helped immensely.

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  15. 13. Time For Me

    I wrote this poem about a long relationship that was always one-sided, and I finally realized that I was becoming a person I didn't recognize or like. Here, I'm telling him that it doesn't matter what he says or does, I know that it will never be enough, and he will never change, so I have to leave for myself.

    Today I will leave
    And without a fair trade.
    I don't care if this hurts you.
    It was your bed you made.

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  16. 14. Why It Has To Be You

    When you fall in love, you must be ready to get hurt and expect that your relationship will fall out of love so that when the time comes that you realize you're not really meant to be, it won't hurt you that much.

    Sitting alone and silently
    I recall a special part of my life
    That part came unexpectedly
    And lasted only for a while

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    This poem has really touched me. It was an experience I had with my first love who cheated on me with her ex-boyfriend and I decided to quit it all.

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  17. 15. I Saw You Today

    • By Rhonda J.P
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2008

    Thank God for our memories for we are so very blessed.

    While walking today as I normally do
    I turned around and your face came into view.

    My heart beating fast just took my breath away

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    This poem is exactly like my past. It has really touched my heart.:)

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  18. 16. My Love

    • By Emily L. Webber
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2019

    My boyfriend split up with me because he thought I deserved better than him. My heart is broken, but I can't hate him for anything, so I decided to write him a goodbye poem.

    You make me laugh and smile
    when I need a cry, even if it's only for a little while.

    You make me happy when I am sad,

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  19. 17. Trust

    • By Kieno
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2011

    This poem came to me from my heart, after my relationship kept falling apart.

    Your words begin to mean nothing to me,
    You continue to lie under your breath.
    Had me convinced that you were different,
    Yet here I am, with a broken trust.

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    I can relate to this one. I'm in the middle of going through it now. This poem has opened up my eyes even more to what I need and have to do. I thank you from the deepest part of my heart.

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  20. 18. Blessing In Disguise

    I met a boy, and he left his girlfriend for me at the end of the school year, and we fell in love during the summer. When we went back to school in the fall, he cheated on me with his ex. I continuously went back to him every time he cheated on me with the hope that things would be better. He used me, and I was distracted by the love I truly felt for him. My first love ended up leaving me for another girl exactly how he left his ex before me. He left without a word after a year and a half of dating.

    I still remember the moment we met
    The time we shared, I'll never regret
    That summer in the sun we spent together
    I can only hope you'll always remember

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  21. 19. Forgiven

    • By Tiffany Baker
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2013

    The story behind this poem is about my ex-boyfriend. We spent three and a half years together, and a year of our relationship he was in Iraq. I did love him more than what I thought possible, but while he was gone we grew apart, although we never wanted to. I used to blame him for my broken heart, but when I met my husband, I realized that, although we had grown apart, it wasn't all his fault. I still love my ex, but I realize now that I am no longer IN LOVE with him.

    You were like a shining light
    Into the darkness of my life
    I was taken back by the way you smiled
    I knew from the start you'd always have my heart.

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  22. 20. Free

    • By Justine Hibe
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2012

    Poem about letting go...

    Even if it's hard for me
    To let you free
    I'll do it for you
    So that you'll not be lonely

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