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.

46 Moving Forward Poems

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  1. 1. He Almost

    I ask, why did you want to damage me?
    My aching heart felt it all with blunt force.
    So sad how you acted out savagely.
    What's even worse is you had no remorse.

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  3. 2. Touched By An Angel

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    We, unaccustomed to courage
    exiles from delight
    live coiled in shells of loneliness
    until love leaves its high holy temple

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  5. 3. What Healing Is Meant To Look Like

    • By Blake Auden
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2020 with permission of the Author.

    I don’t know
    what healing
    is meant
    to look like,

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    I'm very fond of short, powerful, poems, and this is one for sure. Recovery can be the hardest thing we do, but it's always, always, worth it. Good write/read.

  6. 4. My Boat

    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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  7. 5. One Day

    • By Shaydee A. Ault
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2018 with permission of the Author.

    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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  8. 6. This Is My Strength

    • By Lauren Bowman
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2021 with permission of the Author.

    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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  9. 7. A One-Sided Love

    • By Kiara W
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2016 with permission of the Author.

    Once upon a time I opened up my heart to you.
    You did what you chose to do.
    You chose to keep my as a best friend.
    Little did you know I was dying to the very end.

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    This poem reminded me of how much I fell in love with my friend from the same youth group back in college. We were really close that time that suddenly and unexpectedly my feelings towards...

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  10. 8. Carry On


    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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  11. 9. Don't Look Back

    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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  12. 10. Weight Upon My Shoulders

    • By Ashley N. Hyder
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2018 with permission of the Author.

    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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  13. 11. My Love

    • By Emily L. Webber
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2019 with permission of the Author.

    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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    I relate to this poem so much. My boyfriend broke up with me in a similar manner. He said things were complicated and that he just wanted me to be happy and that I should find someone that...

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  14. 12. Time For Me

    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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  15. 13. Let Go


    • By Shelby T. Parsons
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2015 with permission of the Author.

    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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  16. 14. I'm Busy Finding Me

    • By Lorelei
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2021 with permission of the Author.

    I miss you in silence
    And every moment in between
    But I’m a little busy unfolding
    Those pieces of who I used to be

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    One has to find themself, I agree, and not be totally reliant on somebody. I know because I was never allowed to live freely; now my independence I treasure dearly.

  17. 15. You Taught Me To Let Go...

    • By Ashley Fields
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2011 with permission of the Author.

    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.

  18. 16. Moving On Was Never Meant To Be Easy

    • By Floribel
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2020 with permission of the Author.

    Moving on was
    never meant to be easy.
    It will hurt, it will be painful,
    it will be exhausting,

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  19. 17. Nothing Stays The Same

    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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  20. 18. My Addiction

    • By Shelly
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2012 with permission of the Author.

    This addiction, my worst enemy
    Has gone from days, months, to years
    It's taken over my life, haunted me
    It's become my biggest fear.

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    I was really good friends with this guy. He made me smile and I made him smile. After months of being friends he starts making gestures. He would ask me to hang out or hold my hand, and he...

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  21. 19. Trust

    • By Kieno
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2011 with permission of the Author.

    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.

  22. 20. I Saw You Today

    • By Rhonda J.P
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2008 with permission of the Author.

    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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