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

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  1. 1. 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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    • Rating 4.41
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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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  3. 2. 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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    • Votes 3204
    • Rating 4.49
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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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  5. 3. 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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    • Stories 7
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    • Votes 1768
    • Rating 4.40
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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.

  6. 4. Lost Love

    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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    • Rating 4.33
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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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  7. 5. 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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    • Rating 4.49
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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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  8. 6. 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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    • Stories 2
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    • Rating 4.34
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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.

  9. 7. My First Love...My First Heartbreak

    • By Hydz Trinidad
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2009 with permission of the Author.

    I never thought I would love someone like you,
    Never in my dreams that I would meet you.
    But then, as I traveled on my life's journey,
    You walked into my life, and I fell for you.

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    • Stories 17
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    • Votes 1023
    • Rating 4.29
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    When I was 19 (I'm 21 now), my first love was far away. It was a long-distance relationship. I never thought that would happen to me. We had such a great time. She was my everything. I didn't...

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  10. 8. Moving On

    • By Amy W.
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2014 with permission of the Author.

    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 a jerk
    You really were to me.

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    • Stories 0
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    • Favorited 90
    • Votes 944
    • Rating 4.31
  11. 9. 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.:)

  12. 10. 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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    • Votes 892
    • Rating 4.51
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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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  13. 11. I Love You

    • By Karissa L. Bailey
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2006 with permission of the Author.

    The intentions are real
    But the truth is untold,
    Patiently awaiting the lies to unfold.
    Her heart shatters with the thought of his touch.

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    • Votes 731
    • Rating 4.23
  14. 12. Broken Hearts And Prayers

    • By Alexis Daniels
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2013 with permission of the Author.

    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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    • Votes 689
    • Rating 4.24
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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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  15. 13. Change

    • By Connie Davidescu
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2008 with permission of the Author.

    Scared, confused, mindless clone,
    Delving deeper into the unknown,
    My heart is bruised, my soul crumbled.
    The deep despair of lovers rumbled.

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    • Votes 664
    • Rating 4.29
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    I am in a dreadful situation, too. I am in love with a guy. It has been 4 years now, but I can't marry him, not now, not ever. His family and mine are against our marriage, but I can't stop...

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  16. 14. Why It Has To Be You

    • By Hydz Trinidad
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2011 with permission of the Author.

    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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    • Stories 1
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    • Votes 625
    • Rating 4.32
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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.

  17. 15. Everything Was Nothing

    • By Libby Bergmann
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2014 with permission of the Author.

    The looks, the heat
    Every smile, so sour, so sweet.
    I had known you made me complete.
    Everything I needed, I never wanted more,

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    • Votes 523
    • Rating 4.31
  18. 16. 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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    • Stories 2
    • Shares 655
    • Favorited 99
    • Votes 490
    • Rating 4.37
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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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  19. 17. The One-Sided Affair

    • By Devon
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2014 with permission of the Author.

    I loved her eyes, I loved her hair,
    I loved her looks, I loved her stare.
    I loved her attitude, so full of delight.
    I loved her mind, so quick and so bright.

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    • Stories 2
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    • Favorited 23
    • Votes 486
    • Rating 4.26
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    I understand your pain, I once had a friend whom I helped unconditionally. Gave her financial support, food on the table, place to stay and paid her study fees, cause her family could not...

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  20. 18. 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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    • Stories 2
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    • Votes 367
    • Rating 4.49
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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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  21. 19. Free

    • By Justine Hibe
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2012 with permission of the Author.

    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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    • Favorited 48
    • Votes 366
    • Rating 4.26
  22. 20. 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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    • Stories 0
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    • Favorited 61
    • Votes 228
    • Rating 4.47

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