50+ Best Poems About Hurting In Love And The Pain

Best Poems About Hurting In Love And The Pain

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When you are in love, flowers bloom, and sweet feelings spread fragrance. But it hurts when your significant other does not meet the expectations of trust and loyalty. And when the heart breaks, everything seems worse. The feelings could be inexpressible and you may not know what to do. Although it is not easy to forget what happened and switch to a happy mood, reading poems about hurting could help you acknowledge your feelings and explain you the hard reality of love.

53 Poems About Love And Pain

Love is all about trust, loyalty, and betrayal. Read the poems about hurting and feel the poetic lines on unfaithful love.

1. Tears Of A Broken Heart

I have given all my love to you, but what do I get in return?
A broken heart.
I have given you my heart, and you stomp on it like a doormat.
I have given you my youth and you took advantage of my un-experienced heart and played with my emotions.
I gave you all the trust, but you misused it.
I gave you the benefit of the doubt, and you proved everyone right.
I gave you my life and you killed me day by day.
I want to pull my aching heart and tear it piece by piece so I no longer love you.
I want to lose my memory so I no longer think of you.
I want to go so far so I no longer have to see you.
I want to cry, but I no longer have any more tears to fall down
My sad, lonely face.
I want to sleep, but my dreams haunt me with you in them.
I can’t seem to find a way out. What do I do?
I don’t want anyone to see this, not even you.
How do I get out of this?
How do I stop this misery? How do solve this mystery?
I can’t seem to find anyone to make me feel the way you do,
The way you look at me,
The way you say my name,
The sound of your voice when you tell me that you care.
I love you so much I think I’m going to die from this pain that haunts day and night.
How can I forget you? If the only love I know is you.
How can I move on? If life is not the same without you.
I want to break free and move on, but I think I’ll be doing something wrong.
I just have to close my eyes and let things fly and let the days pass me by.

— Bianca Santamaria

2. Hurt By You

Why did you have to go?
Why did you leave me in the dark all alone?
Why did you have to believe other people and not me?
Why didn’t we just talked about it?
Why did you have to walk out of my life,
Like I was nothing but another girl,
Like your other ex?
I was so good to you, and now you think of me like any other girl.
Why did you do this to me?
Why did you hurt me like you did to all your exes?
I though I meant the world to you.
Guess your are a liar and a jerk,
Just like all men.
Well, I am trying to forget you and everything we had, but it hurt like hell.

3. Lost

I thought it was a dream; I thought it wasn’t real,
But pain really hurts and it’s really how I feel.
Memories keep coming back, and so do all of the tears.
I hear your voice, and as quick as the smile came, it quickly disappears.
I don’t know what is happening, because you always held my hand.

You said you would never let go; that is what I don’t understand.
So many promises you made, and more of them broken.
Lost and confused, feels like I’m choking.
A lot of things I did not say;
Now I can’t find my way.

I feel like a boomerang; you throw me but not only that.
Every time you throw me, I always seem to come back.
Back to you, back to pain.
Nothing has changed, you’re still the same.

I cannot start over because I don’t know where to start.
I guess that is what happens when someone breaks your heart.
If we are supposed to follow our dreams, why can’t I follow you?
Because now I am so lost, I wish you were lost without me too.

—Shelli

3. Hang Up

Hello. Hello? Hello…
How are you?
I missed your voice so much.
It’s been a long time
I miss our talk
Yeah… right, all the nonsense
Almost always, no meaning but wonderful
And I can’t help it

I tried several times to reach you
Longing to hear your voice once again
Wanting to hear promises.
Reminiscing the past
Plans for the future?
Often times, I was unsuccessful
It’s either you didn’t pick the call
Or someone else did
Quite frustrating, but I have no plans of giving up
I will still try… and will never stop.

And today, choking with loneliness
I dialed your number.
It rang… once… twice
Then I put it off.
The rats are racing in my chest
I told myself, I can’t
I paused, I can’t help it
I’m wondering once again
Who’s with you.
The answer, I don’t want to know.

I held the phone once more
Thinking… to dial or not to dial
My fingers decided quicker than my brain
It rang…You picked the call and answered.
Same soft, husky voice.
Soft hello
I’m so happy to hear you again.
Yes… I can hear you now
And I’m happy.
But then again,
I have to Hang up

4. The Dead Reborn

There is nothing to live for in this world.
You tell me of love – I have seen it all.

Just like the water flowing in rivers
Comes and goes – love is that fever.
Love is that feeling which when reigns
Kills you silently, showing no signs,
Nothing to live for in this world.
You talk of love – I have seen it all.

I don’t know – why did I choose love?
There are thousands more ways to die in this world.
Nothing to live for in this world.
This is what my friend had told.

I had seen my friend after many days
Though I couldn’t recognize him – but his was a familiar face
We both were sitting in a beer bar
I drank two kegs so far
…Nothing to live for in this world
You talk of love – I have seen it all.

His heart – broken – which he could not bear
The world he was seeing – he had everything to fear
I was keeping quiet, listening carefully
Every bit of what he was saying

In my heart I was praying
Understanding the situation he was going through
Unfortunate. Very unfortunate, but unfortunately true

For once in life – I had been through the same
In his voice I could feel abyssal pain
Hearing it, as did mine – anyone’s eyes would rain.
He got up from his place and wiped my tears.
What a gentleman he was, I will remember for years.

We think the world is only that much as we have seen
We define life as through which we have been.
Look around the bar – there are so many happy people.
Love is to live for in this world,
And there are things more – let’s find them all.

He smiled. I smiled. We both smiled.
A lot of my time this bar had spoiled.
I had to go now – the door was at bar’s other end
I got up and turned my back towards my friend
Before I would start, something caught my mind
I turned to look again at my good friend.

Across the table, he was still smiling, looking towards my side
I recognized my friend in the bar at last
Who was that friend – in case you may ask…?

He was no one but me myself – a piece of my life from my past
I was reborn that very moment, and so I could smile
Love is to live for in this world
And there is much more – let’s find them all.

— Sagar Yadav

5. Lies

You broke my heart in two
And took me like a bet.
With all you put me through,
I have so many regrets.

To lose you was worth it,
Although I wasn’t sure.
It seemed to make me happy
But still so insecure.

We always said forever
We would take it to the end,
Never give it up,
But this time my heart couldn’t mend.

It cut so deep into me.
I guess it hurt you too,
But when you did it, then you lied.
I had to say, “We’re through.”

I gave you all I had.
I tried to make it last,
But now all we have
Are memories from the past.

So look me in the eye,
And tell me what you see.
A girl so broken inside
Who’s been through misery.

And now I’m moving on
With the pain that kills inside,
But I’m starting to forget
By reminding myself how you lied!

I have somebody new,
Someone to treat me right,
To talk to lovingly
And to hold me all night.

He’s there for me when I need him,
To give me love and support,
To hold me close and wipe away
All my signs of hurt.

To kiss me softly every night
And let me know he’s there
To call me just because,
Just to tell me that he cares.

Now here I go again
Fallen so hard, so deep,
But this time it’s different.
This is one I want to keep!

—Kendra

6. Disappear From Relationship

Why won’t this pain disappear?
Why won’t it just end?
I try so hard to belong, just to fit in.
My mother and my father have no idea what’s wrong.
I’m tired of being the friend just so you don’t hurt.
You know how I feel and yet you won’t respond.
This is so unfair, when will it ever end?
Will it just build up until the end?
I love you so and want you to feel the same.
I’m sorry for coming into your life.
I think I should just disappear.
When you wake in the morning,
Beside your bed you will see a note
That contains it all,
And you know I’ll always be beside you in my heart, not wanting to flee.

— Anonymous

7. Failed Love

He built a wall
Around his heart.
Then she came along,
And the wall fell apart.

He stepped out of the wall
Just to realize
It’s still full of pain
And as cold as ice.

So he said to himself,
“This love thing, it isn’t for me.
That’s something
I finally see.”

But before he builds the wall again,
He wants her to know
It was his love for her
That he failed to show.

If only she could see
What’s in his heart,
How he feels for her,
The way he’s torn apart.

“Please understand,” he says.
“It’s not you that I blame.
I know your feelings
For me aren’t the same.
Maybe it’s just fate
That I fell for you.
I just couldn’t help it,
Although I knew.”

She’ll never love him back,
That he has to accept,
But loving her, knowing her,
Caring for her has been a joy
That he’ll never regret.

He knows he has to move on,
And with time he shall,
But it’s gonna be hard,
And it’s gonna take a while.

Although he doesn’t want to,
Believe him, he’s trying
To let go of his feelings,
But a silent hope keeps striving.

For what he doesn’t have
He does not complain.
In fact he’s grateful,
Having someone to share his pain.

In these last few lines,
He just wants to wish her well.
May all her dreams come true.
That’s all he has to tell.

So he’s taking his leave now,
With just one hope within…
That someday she will realize
Just how much he loved her.
If only she had seen…
But he will be long gone by then,
Inside his broken wall,
Never to come out again,
Never to hear the call,
With few memories to join him is his pain,
And a vow never to love again…

—Vbishal Barick

8. Is it enough?

When we converse, it’s just surface stuff;
We say some words, but is it enough?
We get along; we rarely fight,
But where is the spark, the joy, the delight?

We’re settled into the same routine;
Sometimes I’d like to flee this scene.
Everything’s easy; we don’t have it rough,
But sometimes I wonder: is it enough?

— Joanna Fuchs

9. Nobody Knows It’s Empty

Nobody knows it’s empty,
The smile that I wear.
The real one is left behind in the past
Because I left you there…

Nobody knows I am crying.
They won’t even see my tears.
When they think I am laughing,
I wish you were here…

Nobody knows it’s painful.
They think that I am strong.
They say it won’t kill me,
But I wonder if they are wrong…

Nobody knows I miss you.
They think I am all set free,
But I feel like I am bound with chains,
Trapped in the mystery…

Nobody knows I need you.
They think I can do it on my own,
But they don’t know I am crying
When I am all alone…
— Azumi Zaima

10. To The One I Love

And if eternity is the time
I must wait
Then I will wait all eternity
For as the earth crumbles away
My feelings are indestructible
And if you keep going on your way
I’m afraid to say
I may always be trapped in this game
For as long as the sun rises and the stars shine
My feelings for you will stay the same.

11. Nothing Left To Loose

I don’t know what to do
To get me back to you.
I’ve got nothing left to lose;
I’m sadness, tears and blues.
All bridges have been crossed;
I guess our love is lost.

12. If I’d Never Met You

If I’d never met you,
I wouldn’t feel the pain
Of losing your sweet love;
I wouldn’t feel insane.

But if I’d never met you,
I wouldn’t know the pleasure
Of ecstasy’s warm gifts
And memories to treasure.

Now moving on with life,
I force a wistful grin,
Questioning what went wrong,
Wondering what might have been.

— Joanna Fuchs

13. Farewell My Love

Is it really true our love is over now?
Can it be time for us to say goodbye?
Too soon, it’s much too soon, my love, for me;
You smile with ease, but I can only sigh.

We’ve shared our lives and given so much love;
I can’t believe we’re really going to part;
You’re moving toward a new life without me;
I’m left with scars upon my broken heart.

Go on now, if you must; I’ll get along;
How much it hurts, I don’t want you to know.
I’ll set you free without inducing guilt,
But as you leave, the silent tears will flow.

I can’t be mad; I love you way too much;
I’ll hide my sadness now, so you can’t tell.
Sweet happiness is what I wish for you;
Farewell my love, I hope that you fare well.

— Joanna Fuchs

14. Is This What Love Is?

Is this all we have together?
Is this what love really is,
Yelling through a quarrel
And making up with a kiss?

Why can’t we get along?
Why do we have to fight?
We starve true love by day
And feed lust all through the night.

I wish we’d settle down;
I wonder where peace went.
Why do we pick at each other;
Why can’t we be content?

If this is what love is,
If tenderness has flown,
I’m thinking more and more,
It’s better to be alone.

— Joanna Fuchs

15. If Raindrops Were Tears

If raindrops were tears
And it rained every day,
The rain couldn’t wash
My heartache away.

You’re still my ideal;
My love never dies,
But it cuts to the bone—
What I see in your eyes.

You want me to stop;
You want to be friends,
But you’ll be my true love
Until breath and life ends.

— Joanna Fuchs

16. Now That You’re Gone

Now that you’re gone, I realize
How much you meant to me.
My loss is wide as a starless night sky,
And deep as a stormy sea.

I miss the comfort of your sweet love,
Your absolute devotion;
Now I’m a fountain of endless tears,
A pool of sad emotion.

They tell me I should move on with life,
That time will heal my pain;
I smile and nod and agree with them,
While I slowly go insane.

— Joanna Fuchs

17. Time to Say Goodbye

My heart is breaking in me;
It’s still you whom I adore;
My tears are overflowing:
You don’t love me anymore.

I sleepwalk through each day;
I pray to heaven above,
Hoping you’ll change your mind,
But I know I’ve lost your love.

I wish that things were different;
I wish it were the way it was,
But reality has no pity;
It just happens the way it does.

Will I ever feel any better,
With days when I don’t cry?
No matter what, it’s time to say
Goodbye, my love, goodbye.

— Joanna Fuchs

18. You And Your Love

You assured me that you will love me forever,
You told me that your love is true,
Then why did you leave me alone,
I feel like I have been thrown,
From your life,
I still love you so much,
I still long for your touch,
Will keep loving you so!

19. The Pain In Love

The pain which I got to love you,
Has no resort in life,
The tears that I cried for you,
That feeling of being blue,
You did not have a clue,
That I so loved you,
But you went away without telling me,
Without you there is nothing left to see!

20. The Hardest Thing I’ll Ever Do

The hardest thing I’ll ever do
Is let go of you
And look forward instead of back at my past,
I wonder how long this broken heart will last.
I guess everything you ever said was a lie,
So I’m going to move forward, or at least I’m going to try.
How many times can a heart crack before it shatters?
Or does it even matter?
I’ve sat and cried over you way too much,
Just wishing one more time I could feel your touch.
But you don’t care, and neither should I.
So I’m going to move on, or at least I’m going to try.

— Leal Ashae Sargent

21. Still Remember The Days

Still remember the days spent with you,
Still remember the silent night,
When love was so pure
Everything was so bright
Oh why did you leave me and go,
Why did you hide,
Left me with emotions of blue,
Sadness everywhere,
Miss you with silent tears!

22. Emotional Turn

I gave my all and I gave my heart
Only to get apart
I don’t trust you anymore
I don’t trust your ways in life
Why did you cause this hurt
An emotional turn,
Love is for keeps and it is special
In every way
But, you gave Me tears
And took a different way
Its love lost for me
And that too for life!

23. Broken Heart

Hearts are broken everyday
No matter what you may say
It hurts so bad
It makes you feel so sad
You cry and cry
Over each one of his lies
You thought it was true
If you only knew he was playing you all along
You wonder what you did wrong
It may be nothing you did
It’s just he still acts like a little kid
He has no heart
But he tears you apart
You love him so much
That you can still feel his touch
You wish he was still here
To pull you close to pull you near
But soon you’ll get over the hurt
And soon prepare to flirt
But you know it won’t be right
Not having him here at night
You dream of him as you lay in bed
And think of things you wish you said
You think you can forgive but never forget
But never live your life with regrets.

24. Love Is Not Like Before

To all the girls outside
Don’t give the guy too much
Just give him your sweet touch
Don’t believe everything he says
Guys sometimes want to play
And when you’re down, look into the sky
Be strong to say the word good bye
Love is not like before
Money is all what they’re looking for
A lot of girls are blind
They don’t know which guy is kind
And when they feel the pain
They just don’t want to love again
Many years with the same guys, the two together
And when the guy change, he comes with another
That’s when she gets hurt by her lover
We all know, when a guy change
You’ll just have memories of your past
That didn’t even last
So don’t cry girl, you’ll find a better man
The one you’ll live with him on a beautiful land
A good guy now, it’s hard to find.

25. Unconditionally Painfully In Love

This pain is taking its toll,
But my love it never gets old.
The trials and defeated emotions
Keeping me sane with magical potions.
The heart that keeps my blood flowing,
That pain that keeps me down but going.
If the pain leaves and love stays,
How would life be for me?
Would I have a hole in my heart
Where hurt and pain used to be?
Is there a way out of this
Loving, painful misery?
Is there a way into this
Love that I have failed or neglected to receive?
Is this love?
Unconditionally loving you is
Bringing me pain,
But it keeps me sane because I have you.
Am I kidding myself?
Am I in denial that you love me back?
Am I just a dream away from reality?
Am I making believe that I love you?
I think not…
But pain keeps me going.
My heart keeps my blood flowing.
You keep my life glowing.
Jesus keeps me believing.
My calmness is showing,
But my happiness is hiding
From pain and love.
I unconditionally, painfully love you.

—Jasmine S. Johnson

26. Love Hurts

I can’t believe you left just like that
Leaving me with wondering if you’re ever coming back
You could have told me what went wrong
I could have sworn that our love was strong
I didn’t know that everything you said was just a lie
You left me here to do nothing but cry
You were the one that holds the key
To the heart that is within side for me
Why has your love died for me?
We used to be as happy as we could be
We were best friends for so many years
When I look back on the memories all I do now is shed tears
I’m lying here listening to our song
Thinking of how and why I liked you for so long
We grew up together, you and me
We’re family, but now you don’t even say hi
I’ll wait for a day for us to always be together
Wait for the day to prove to the world our love was forever
Where ever I go there’s nowhere to hide
From the memories of you I try to keep inside
You were my first love and boy it’s true
I will never ever get over you

27. Last Goodbye

As we say goodbye, I know I lost you forever
And as we hang up the phone, that’s the last time
We talked about if we left, that we’d always be good friends
But as we said good-bye, that seems to be the end
Do I have to move on and leave you behind?
Since we got broken apart, and our love was denied?
I know I won’t find another that will compare to what we had
It all seemed way too good, yet in the end it turned out bad
You have no clue what you’re done to my heart
You made it go crazy then you tore it apart
Why do I still pretend I’m fine when it is obvious I’m not?
Why did I ever think you cared, tell me because I forgot
The pain doesn’t seem to erase, it actually feels a lot worse
Why do I seem to always fall, it’s like I’m under a curse
I prayed to God that you would change your way
Still nothing, not even a call for my birthday
Finally I give up and try to go in another direction
But the other guys didn’t give the same affection
What’s the phrase that people say?
“ If you were meant to be,
You’d find a way back to each other”
I wonder if that will be you and me
Because I’m afraid I can’t love another

28. Living Again

Running, running
Far away.
Escaping dreams
Of yesterday.
Faster, faster
There I go.
Forgetting things
You’ll never know.
Dying, dying
Deep inside.
Find a place
For me to hide.
Catching, catching
Up with me.
No more running
From reality.
Stopping, stopping
Let me cry.
Finding a way
To say goodbye.

—Tina Manning Harding

29. Love Again

I just want to be over you, so why do my tears still fall?
You have hurt me the most, so why is it your name I call?
I trusted you with all that I had
Now my heart is broken and I’m so sad
You made no promises, now I know why
You chose this way so you could live your lie
You think I was dumb, you think I didn’t know
How you pretended and mislead me so
You know, you acted like a fool
But I loved you, you knew
The words were so true
Young and naive I stood by you
Fighting for you till the very end
Forsaking every single one of my friends
You flirted with others and I just couldn’t see
It was really them you wanted, not me
You can’t see that I’m hurting like you’re blind to notice my pain
The fact is that I will never love again.

30. Confused

Sometimes I regret but I’ll try to forget
All the pain you put me through so I need to get over you
You pulled on the strings of my heart
I fell in love with you from the start
See I tell myself I hate you, I pretend I’ve moved on
But then I see you, those thoughts are all gone
Do I still love you? The answer I do not know
As much as I want to, I just can’t let you go
Do I live without you and try to find someone new?
There are consequences to both choices, and I don’t know what to do
Either way, I know I’ll end up getting hurt
But I’m tired of you, treating me as bad as dirt
I hate to face the fact that I’ll always love you
No matter how hard I try, there’s nothing I can do
Sometimes you’re bad. Sometimes you’re good
But you see at the end, I did the best I could
I’ve cried so many tears as it would appear
Now that we are a bit apart, I have this pain in my heart
How can you still love someone when you’re never there
When you look me in the eyes and keep saying I care
Now that I’m still in love with you
I’m confused and lost don’t know what to do.

31. Forever We Said

Forever we said we could be together, us two
How did I fall in love with you?
We did everything together
We spent every day with each other
You promised me that you’ll stay
Close to me each and every day
Why did you leave me alone?
Why was it hard for you to call me on my phone?
All you had to do was to be there
And show to me that you care
You promised to be always with me till the end
You talk about being a lover and you failed to be a friend
Do you remember when we were in love we’d talk every day?
And when someone else would say hi to the other, we’d get jealous in everyway
So many times I’ve tried to forgive you with my heart
But it was too hard because I knew once again we’d part.

32. My Heart

It’s broken but there.
It’s been crushed but still beating.
It’s been ripped from my body but still with me.
I can repair it but will you destroy it again?
Is the pain you caused it worth fixing?
Seeing your face makes it ache.
Hearing your voice makes it die.
Why do you cause my heart to put me in so much pain?
Why did I have to let it fall in love?
Cause in the end I knew it would end up lifeless
And dead.

— Madorie

33. Still Waiting

You loved me just a little
You never loved me long;
But you gave my soul serenity
And gave my heart a song.
You loved me for a moment I found it in your eyes;
But your mouth I could not capture
By temptation or surprise.
Sweet lips that I remember
With a poignant surge of pain
As one remembers fragrance
Of the softly falling rain.
Within this world of wonder
Without warning I feel sad;
The dream I hold still haunts me
For the kiss I never had.

—Elizabeth Wesley

34. Hurt And Pain

Hurt and pain.
There’s much to gain.
Peace and love.
It’s all the same.
Confusion and doubt.
We’re not without.
We weep, we cry.
We plead, we try.
We laugh, we smile.
Only to be hurt
By one last trial.
Life is a lesson
So learn it well.
Maybe, one day,
You can tell its tale.

— Lora

35. I Cry

Sometimes when I’m alone
I cry because I’m on my own
The tears I cry are bitter and warm
They flow with life but take no form
I cry because my heart is torn
And I find it difficult to carry on
Have you ever loved someone so much but they never understood?
When you were trying so hard to be good?
I have tried so hard to make things work between us
But some things are just a must
You mean more than the world to me
And now with someone else you will probably be
Days I’ll pick up the phone and give you a call
Days I’m so sad I don’t want to talk to you at all
Can’t feel you anymore, where has love gone?
I am torn once more, thought you were the one.

36. Sitting

Sitting in silence is the greatest virtue
Sitting in the dark is like no one cares enough to turn the light back on in your life
Sitting with the music blasting is like trying to drown out every problem you have
Sitting in the bathtub crying is like a suicide not yet planned
Sitting with all the lights on is like trying to forget the dark times
Sitting with the blade to your wrist seems like you were a failure
Sitting with the gun put to your head is like saying he broke my heart one too many times
But sitting next to you
Is like a hundred pieces of broken glass stabbing you in the heart
It’s hard not to forget how I loved you and how you hurt me
It’s hard to say you’re not mine anymore
But the hardest is getting through the day knowing I won’t get a call from you
But for some reason I still wait for your call
Sitting in silence is the greatest virtue
But sitting next to you is like glass.

—Dana

37. Gone Away Forever

I was so blind to think you were true
Did stupid things, tried to believe in you
You left me for another
I promised that we’d always be together
I’m trying so hard to get on with my life and move on
But still so hard to believe that you are really gone
I want you back, it’s driving me insane
How could you cause me so much pain?
I’m stuck at home trying to get you off my mind
But your voice, face, and picture is all I seem to find
I don’t know what happened, or where I went wrong
Why do I feel like this? We were together for so long
I can’t let go, I get stuck in the past
I should have known we could never last
I wish there was more hours in a day
So in your presence longer I can stay
You still want me to be your friend
How can you, when everything came to an end

38. Hope

I hope for another chance,
I hope for you to one day be mine,
I hope you can forgive me for what I’ve done,
I hope you will start trying,
I hope for us to be together,
I hope you understand.
I hope for you to call me,
I hope you take my hand,
I hope for another kiss from you,
I hope you want me like I do,
But hoping just gets you hurt,
Because the things that I hope for
Usually never work,
I sit and I hope every day,
Hoping for you to be my king,
But then I’ve come to realize
That hope is just a dream.

—Shak Tabib

39. If I’d Never Met You

If I’d never met you,
I wouldn’t feel the pain
Of losing your sweet love;
I wouldn’t feel insane.

But if I’d never met you,
I wouldn’t know the pleasure
Of ecstasy’s warm gifts
And memories to treasure.

Now moving on with life,
I force a wistful grin,
Questioning what went wrong,
Wondering what might have been.

— Joana Fuchs

40. The Dark Side of Love

Is there no other way, Oh God,
Except through sorrow, pain and loss,
To stamp Christ’s likeness on my soul,
No other way except the cross?
And then a voice stills all my soul,
As stilled the waves of Galilee.
Can’t thou not bear the furnace,
If midst the flames I walk with thee?
I bore the cross, I know its weight;
I drank the cup I hold for thee.
Can’t thou not follow where I lead?
I’ll give thee strength, lean hard on me!

41. The Worst Pain Known To Me

The worst pain known to me
Is to be stuck on a love that never could be,
To love someone who’ll never be free.
The worst pain known to me.

My heart aches unfathomably
Knowing he too wishes it could be
Him and me forever with glee.
The worst pain known to me.

He has each and every quality
That I desire continuously.
I try to forget him persistently.
The worst pain known to me.

Living each day with monotony.
Smiling with false positivity,
Hoping that soon it’ll be history.
The worst pain known to me.

—Tanya E. Kent

42. Love Ruined Me

The way you gifted me your heart
It was like a piece of fine art
To give me a fresh start

Your love for me is always a gain
I never felt the nudge of pain
It made me feel cheer in rain

Your love always stood by my side
Your presence was an utter pride
Cushioning my life stay away from the tide

Your love was a blessing in disguise
Granting me a new reason to feel the surprise
Making each moment special as prize

Sooner time and fate changed its route
Everything on my side turned mute
When I was informed about your astute

You entered my life playing dirty mind games
To earn all your lost aims
In order to earn all the name and fame

Gifting me the indelible stains
Throughout my veins
Taking away my reign

Old scars crave to hide
New rules of romance set out to abide
But, without you by my side.
— Mitali

43. As Much As I Love You

I never knew that I could love anyone
As much as I love you
I never knew I had it in me to give myself away like this
I never thought I’d find someone
Who could take my breath away someone who could love me for who l
Am
And look past my mistakes
I never thought I’d find someone who would stand by my side
Through all my ups and downs
Someone who would give me the benefit of the doubt
Even when I was wrong
I never knew that I could love anyone
As much as I love you I never believed I’d find someone
Who could love me,
As much as you do.

44. Shattered Trust

Here it comes again
The pain of betrayal
Just the price I have to pay
For being way too loyal
It hits me hard again
The pain of abandonment
Just a follow up
One being naive and ignorant
There it is again
The pain of losing faith
Locking away my feelings
Fighting against the hate
I fall down again
The pain of shattered trust
Is there no friend who’s true?
My spirit is being crushed
Can’t do this again
To many broken promises
Maybe I’ll just give up on friendship
My soul can’t handle anymore bruises…

45. Morning Moon Over The Ocean

Morning moon over the ocean,
Faithful light on the sea,
You help me realize
The man I was meant to be.

There are times in one’s life
When you walk into the wind,
But if the ocean moon should show,
It will help you see within.

Some of it is pretty,
Most of it is bad.
It is only then you realize
Exactly what you had.

Morning moon over the ocean,
Precious light on the sea,
An end to my darkness.
A new day dawns for me.

I’ve failed so many times
To open my eyes to see.
So many were the signs
And hints you gave to me.

I grew into a man
With a heart made out of steel.
Over the years I never saw
The hurt that would never heal.

Morning moon over the ocean
A sure sign from above
That my lonely nights may be ending
With the hope of your great love.

I wish that I could travel
In a ship just for a time
And make a long, long journey
To the day when you were mine.

A bribe for the ferryman
To transport across the sea,
To arrive on the shore
Where you again wait for me.

Morning moon over the ocean,
Faithful light on the sea,
You help me realize
The man I was meant to be.

— Joseph A. Lamberger

46. Life In A Love

Escape me?
Never—
Beloved!
While I am I, and you are you,
So long as the world contains us both,
Me the loving and you the loth while the one eludes, must the other pursue.
My life is a fault at last, I fear:
It seems too much like a fate, indeed!
Though I do my best I shall scarce succeed.
But what if I fail of my purpose here?
It is but to keep the nerves at strain,
To dry one’s eyes and laugh at a fall,
And, baffled, get up and begin again,
So the chase takes up one’s life ‘that’s all.
While, look but once from your farthest bound
At me so deep in the dust and dark,
No sooner the old hope goes to ground
Than a new one, straight to the self-same mark,
I shape me—
Ever
Removed!

—Robert Browning

47. Love Hurts

Is when you shed a tear and still want him,
It’s when he ignores you and you still love him,
It’s when he loves another girl but
You still smile and,
Say I’m happy for you,
When all you really do is cry.

— Kay Knudsen

48. I Remember

I remember clearly
The day that we met
The words that were spoken
The emotions left unsaid
I remember clearly
The excitement that was felt
The way you made me smile
The way my heart would melt
I remember clearly
The wonder, the anticipation
The way I was alive
With joy and pure elation
I remember clearly
All the ways you made me feel
As if it were yesterday
Cause after all this time
I feel that way still.

49. You Hurt…I Weep

I weep because…
You bathe me with insults
You smear me with whispers y
You tar, feather me with gossip
You trip me with snide remarks

I weep because… I’m naked, the world sees
My dignity stripped,
You’re naked, God sees Your soul revealed
For you unfaithful.

50. Key Lock To My Broken Heart

My heart is locked with so much pain
black tear drops
fall from my face
every tear drop
leaves a puddle
with a memory
that’s hiding from space
stocked away
behind my soul
shattered to piece
with nowhere to go
Locked away
to never get out
to see the good side
of my broken heart.

51. Drowning

They come in waves,
My feelings for you.
And not pretty whitecaps
Dancing at my feet.
But when I least expect it.
When life seems to be
A quiet stream of continuity.
They come to disrupt.
So forceful they pull me under,
So that I am drowning and once again,
Can’t catch my breath.

— Amy O Connor

52. Forever In Time And Life

Love is forever in time,
When you were all mine,
We could not stand the test of love,
Reasons I could not find,
I loved you with all my might,
But then everything went off sight
Why this happened with me,
Why this I had to see
Love and pain is for company,
Not sure would be able to love again,
Not sure will be able to trust!

53. Hearts At Odds

Hearts made of wax, sent through the mail
Should help relax, instead I wail,
They will soon melt in time’s hot hands,
Loneliness is felt midst life’s strands;

Hearts made of glass shatter and fail
When griefs harass, they don’t prevail,
What use are these hearts so feeble,
Poor pleas of perishing people?

Hearts made of stone are cold and fake,
Even love will own – “Hard to break”,
Will they be healed? How can I trust?
Feelings concealed, what if they bust?

Hearts made of flesh and blood, I seek,
They won’t crush my sentiments meek,
Understanding hearts of love – Now,
fear departs, before them I bow.

— Jo Daniel

When love hurts you, it makes you mature and helps you understand the essence of a relationship. It was your destiny to meet your partner and learn the importance of trust and loyalty. Now with a broken heart, you can think open-minded and plan for a brighter future. Love hurts, so let the feelings of pain swap away. Acknowledge your emotions and help yourself move on in life.