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.
45 Moving Forward Poems
1. Let GoPoem About Falling In Love And Letting Go
What do I do,
When I'm still in love with you?
You walked away,
'Cause you didn't want to stay.
You broke my heart, you tore me apart.
Every day I wait for you,
Telling myself our love was true.
But when you don't show, more tears start to flow.
That's when I know
I have to let go.Latest Shared Story
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...
Poem About Falling For Someone You Can't Have
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.
You killed me with every boyish look.
My heart melted and my knees shook.
I always wanted more than that,
But I guess it wasn't meant to be.
But you'll never truly know how much you meant to me.
You were always there
And wiped away every tear.
I just wish you would've waited, stayed here.
I still dream about you in this one-sided love.
It's hard to breathe without you,
Like a suffocating dove.
I wish you loved me the way I loved you,
But this is a lesson that helped me learn the truth.
Guard your heart and soul and mind,
Unless you want yourself in an unruly bind.
This one-sided love has torn my apart.
This one-sided love has broken my heart.
Please be safe on this journey of life,
And come back someday and make me your wife.
This one-sided love is a dangerous game,
But then again, that's the name of the game....Latest Shared Story
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...
3. One DayOne Day He'll Miss You
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.
One day you're gonna love her,
But she won't feel the same.
One day you'll know how it feels
To have your blue skies turn to rain.
One day you'll dream of only her,
But she'll be dreaming of someone else.
One day she'll feel as if she's in heaven,
And you'll be feeling as if you're in hell.
One day you're gonna cry for her
The way she did for you.
One day you're going to miss her,
But she'll be loving someone new.Latest Shared Story
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...
4. Carry OnPoem About Coming To Terms With A Break-Up
I don't hate you,
Because I still love you.
I can't look at you,
Because it hurts to.
We don't talk,
Because there is nothing left to say.
But I just walked away.
I'm leaving you and the thought of you behind,
Because I just need to clear my mind.
I'm angered because you wasted my time,
Hurt because I believed you were mine,
But I just didn't see the signs.
I guess that's why they say love is blind,
Because you got my heart caught in binds.
Look me in my eyes,
And listen as my heart cries,
Cries out in pain.
This feeling makes me feel like I'm covered in flames,
Until ashes are all that remain.
Thought you were different,
But you're all the same.
Thought this was real,
But it was all a game.
I gave you my love,
And you gave it away.
That's why my heart is blue
And my skies are gray.
Will I ever see the light of day?
Will this dark cloud ever go away?
Or will it follow me for my remaining days?
Grasp all my joy and strip it away?
NO! I am too bold.
Way too bold to be stuck in the cold.
I am way too strong not to carry on.Latest Shared Story
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...
5. Lost LovePoem About A Love Not Meant To Be
The most amazing moment was when we met
The love and time I have shared with you
have all been without regret...
In spite of our love...
I am painfully aware
That you are gone,
And no longer there..
You made up your mind and you went away...
as things started to not feel right...
I know it's pointless to wish for you to stay...
because at the end of the tunnel there is no more light
Often I don't know what to say or do..
So many times I have cried over you...
Emptiness and sorrow is now a part of me,
Since I have to accept that we will never be..
Our memories continue to live in my heart
As I wish you well with your brand-new start
Please, believe me when I say
You will always be with me
Come what mayLatest Shared Story
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...
6. TrustPoem About Broken Trust
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.
My heart torn out from the center of my chest,
Ripped into a million pieces.
You promised me over and over
That you would change for the better.
But I soon came to realize
That you're no different than the first time we met.
Each event replayed itself,
And each time you betrayed me.
Again I am standing here in this empty hole,
Listening to the echoes of your promises fade away.
I really thought you would change for me,
I really believed that you cared for me.
Oh, how wrong I was
To put my trust in the likes of you.
The pain I am feeling now
Is the pain I'll forever retain.
Over and over again,
I am left with nothing.
No matter what I do,
I always get the blunt end of the stick.
Normally I would say I'm to blame,
But sadly I do not deserve this claim.
My eyes have reopened
To never again let you gain my trust.
In the world we live in now
Has very little, if any,
Able bodies that I can trust,
Is it so that only I can earn this trust?
I don't believe I'll ever truly understand the meaning of trust.
I won't live by this word,
For its meaning is far too easily broken,
And very difficult to fix.
No longer will I allow trust to govern my life,
No longer will I allow your love in my life.
I stand here alone,
With a broken trust.
My last words to whom it may concern,
My trust in you was a privilege.
You continued to break the very string
That held my trust for you.
In the end,
You betrayed me with more than I can say,
With a broken trust and a broken heart.Latest Shared Story
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.
Poem About Deserving Better
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,
but when the our storm came you left at the first sight of rain,
leaving me here
to deal with all this pain.
I sat there crying, thinking what did I do wrong,
I looked to my mother who said, "Baby stay strong,"
so I wiped my tears and begin anew,
new me, new life, and happiness without you.
Someday you'll miss me, but it will be too late for us to be.
You didn't know what you were missing,
but now you do, calling me crying saying, "Baby, I love you."
I love you too; that's why I'm letting you go.
I'm a hell of a good woman.
It's too bad it took you this long to know.
What we had is in the past, it's a reason we didn't last,
but whenever you get discouraged about why we're through,
just look in the mirror
because it's all on you...
I hope next time you learn from your mistakes,
and when that girl needs you do whatever it takes.
always remember this, I love you, but I love me more.
I had to learn that when you walked out the door...Latest Shared Story
I loved this poem. It absolutely spoke to my life right now. A lot of heartbreak and pain, but this poem helped immensely.
8. Ode To LoveA Love That Had To Part
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...
Holder of my heart, vision of my dreams,
The way you walked, talked and those eyes that gleamed,
Invading my thoughts by day and by night.
Darling, you inspire my bleak soul to write.
Let me compare thee to an April day.
Showers of rain that bring forth buds of May,
Shining like the sun beams down now and then
Making earth become beautiful again.
How do I love thee? I'll tell you the ways.
Whispered sweet nothings that raised up my days,
Being wrapped in your arms, magic we've shared.
Each precious moment you handled with care.
To heaven and back, a very long time.
Time will never erase you from my mind.
The memories made, I keep as a gift
Tied up with ribbons and sealed with a kiss.
Sweetheart, you'll always be my shining star.
Bright light of my life, where're thou art?
Tho' I go on with deep pain in my heart.
Remember these words whilst we are apart.
I miss you whilst you are out of my sight.
I miss you now that you're out of my life.
Learning To Love Again
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.
Don't give too much of yourself she says
please remember all the pain,
reminds me of the past mistakes.
She warns it will end the same.
Your independence will bring you safety
you are the only one you can depend
If you never allow anyone in,
you will never again have to mend.
There is a woman on my right
that looks just like the other,
but she screams at me to love.
To give my heart to another.
This time will be different, she says
don't lose your hope and faith,
the pain of the past is behind you.
This fear you must erase.
Don't keep yourself from feeling
you will find yourself alone.
Deep down you wish to give yourself
and find a heart in turn to own.
These two women on my shoulders
both want the best for me.
They only are trying to protect myself
from a life of misery.
But I don't know who to side with
because they tell such different things.
One says don't take the chance.
The other wants what love brings.
I listen for who's louder
but their volumes match the same.
I wonder how much longer
in limbo I will remain.
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.
You're scared, your hurting and the tears seem to never end,
but you think in your mind "I would do it all again".
For the little moments, that get you through the bad,
For the few happy moments that get you through the sad.
For the few laughs and smile, and the jokes and the care,
that you wish so wholeheartedly would always be there.
You'd try to make them happy in every possible way,
but it seems to worsen with every passing day.
All you want is for them to hold you and let you know that they care,
but know matter how hard you try, they don't, and it doesn't seem fair.
Your whole heart now broken, you hope for a change,
but you know somehow even through your prayers they will always be the same.
Your love won't let you leave, and you continue to hope for the best,
and pray every night that God will take care of the rest.Latest Shared Story
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....
11. My LoveYou'll Always Have My Heart
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,
even when I'm really mad.
You take the weight off my shoulders and the worry from my mind;
you really are one of a kind.
You came into my life and turned it around,
and with that, our love was found.
I'll always love you through the bad times and the good,
even when you eat my food.
You picked me up when I was down,
when no one else was around.
You helped me grow and find who I am,
and for that, you are a better man.
Now it's time for us to part ways,
live our lives and welcome in the good days.
I'll always miss you, and you'll always have my heart.
With all my love, your sweetheart.Latest Shared Story
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...
12. Don't Look BackPoem About Trying To Find Love In An Old Relationship
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...
Love is hard to find; it's even harder to let it go.
Don't settle for something just because it's what you know...
We tell ourselves this time will be different.
What may work for a little while longer
You can't fix what's already been broken.
You can't believe the new promises that have been spoken,
because the pain you forgave once before
will always linger in your mind each time they walk out that door.
This time won't be the same,
yet you find yourself playing the game,
but in this game nobody will win,
because every sinner is likely to sin again.
Your heart is in a million pieces,
Your life is full of hits and misses,
but one thing that still remains
is your ability to accept the things you can't change.
We all make decisions that we regret,
but it's our choice to forgive,
just never forget.
Always stay true to yourself and your values,
'cause in the end that's all that matters,
Don't waste time thinking you're not worth it,
'cause no matter what anybody else thinks,
there's somebody out there who might just think you're perfect.
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.
Latest Shared Story
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...
Poem About A Developing Relationship
Sitting alone and silently
I recall a special part of my life
That part came unexpectedly
And lasted only for a while.
My life has been quiet and peaceful
Until that unforgettable moment
You came like a silhouette of my soul
Then you walked right through my heart.
Every day is a picture of happiness
There's no hint of loneliness
Everything is wonderful
Because I spend it with you.
But then, as time goes by
Feelings begin to fade away
Tears fall down one by one
And it kills me to say goodbye.
Every time my mind says move on
my heart says hold on
So many questions inside my head
But the answers are all up to you.
Loving someone like you
Makes me think deeply again,
Why, why it has to be you?Latest Shared Story
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.
14. Forgetting You
There is a time to love
And a time to forget
A time to get rid of
And a time to close set
Say goodbye but then say hello
Forget but never regret
Pick up the broken pieces but leave them unset
Feel the pain but let it go
Take a new step and a new path will grow
And I've found
My world goes round and round
But I don't hold on to what has past
It's better to just enjoy it while it lasts
I just let the memories become unwound
I know what I've done and who I've loved
I know who I am and what I've become
I'm glad I met you and all those moments we shared
But they're memories now, that we both share.
The Stages Of Unrequited Love
I used to love you,
As I was afraid of falling too deep.
I used to love you,
Through endless tests of disappointments and jealousy.
I used to love you,
With all of my heart and all of my being.
I used to love you,
And I hope one day you'll find someone
Who will love you as much as I used to.
16. Moving OnGoodbye Poem To The One You Love
What the eye does not see the heart does not grieve for...
But when the truth comes out, it will always hurt more
Blinded by love, I failed to see how much of an arsehole
You really were to me
Perhaps too young, too crazy and free
I guess I will never understand why you did that to me
They say if you love somebody then you should set them free
As you never came back I think it was meant to be
I am not bitter or angry anymore, in fact my life has been better
Since you walked out the door.
I thank you for the gift you gave to me
A very special treasure, it truly is a pleasure
I gave you a chance; in fact, I gave you so many
But you couldn't be bothered to even spend a penny
The door was still open, but nobody came
I should have known it would still be the same
It is not my place to play God with life
But if you don't make the effort, you're not worth the strife
Perhaps one day you might make the call, to make the wrongs right
And not start a fight
I hope by then it's not too late, but I suppose I can't change fate.
I would like to think we are at peace with each other
At one point in time you were my finest lover
Some people just aren't meant to be together, but that doesn't mean
You are lonely forever
Somewhere there is someone who dreams of your smile
And finds in your presence that life is worthwhile
So when you are lonely remember it's true
Somebody somewhere is thinking of you
17. My BoatMetaphor Poem For Unappreciated Love
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.
We endured many storms, some big, and some small,
And I stood firm for you through them all.
And no matter how fierce those winter winds blew,
I'd withstand the force and keep hold of you.
Your delicate nudge when the weather was fine,
Your smooth polished body, pressing up against mine.
I was the happiest jetty in all of the sea,
And I couldn't believe that you'd chosen me,
But over the years I watched our rope fray,
And I could see you were slowly slipping away.
The knots that we'd fastened were no longer tight,
But I tried to hold on with all of my might
I couldn't survive without you by my side.
I never gave up, oh how I tried.
Then came an angry, tempestuous storm,
And the minute it passed, you were suddenly gone.
That day you left me was painfully bleak.
I stood there, heartbroken and structurally weak.
I had braved the conditions for so many years.
Now my timber was heavy, sodden with tears,
My pylons gave way, the wood didn't float,
And slowly I drowned still in love with my boat.
Everything Changes With Time
The earth spins like a rolling ball.
Stars shine bright then fade away.
Darkness melts and turns to light.
The sunrise starts another day.
The sun dips slowly into the sea.
The moon will wax and wane.
The sea will rise and fall with tides.
And you will love again.
Nothing ever stays the same.
Mountains change with time.
Rivers flow and lakes run dry.
Salty tears will flood the eye.
Healing follows after pain.
A crush of grape becomes fine wine.
And you will love again.
Yes! You will love again.
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
I miss you at sunrise
Until it’s time to greet the moon
Don’t you see,
I don’t miss you any less than yesterday
I’m just a little busy
Finding me.Latest Shared Story
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.
Bittersweet Goodbye Poem
The looks, the heat
Every smile, so sour, so sweet.
I had known you made me complete.
Everything I needed, I never wanted more,
Yet every time I was run down straight to the core.
Every kiss, every step, every dance on the floor,
Everything was nothing. When you left me...out that door.
Our life, our plans, our future, in your hands.
Like a stab or a wound. I'll get better...if I can.
I know it's not the same, forever is the blame.
I tried so hard, for one who wanted more, for someone's heart
Who won't be allowed to be tamed.
It was the best, a love-never small but when one
Leaves the other, the best will fall.
Let the tears drop. Let the feelings fly.
Because at least not in public, I will not cry.
My heart still beats, locked in your chest.
It's pitiful, sad, but I love you, dear traitor.
If you can stay, you can trample my heart, but don't ever go away
But if not, you're gone, I don't expect less
But if it's true just lay with me and rest
Help me rebuild me
Out of whatever's left.
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