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When you love someone with so much of yourself, you not only experience one of the greatest joys of life, but you leave yourself vulnerable to what could possibly be one of the most painful experiences of your life. Should they leave you, pain and rage take over. This poem is about dealing with that and turning it into a positive experience.

A Few Visitor Comments

Sohnia
A very touching and rewarding poem Thank you
MILDRED
What a heartfelt poem,I cried and I laugh,after ending a relationship of 17 years,that poem gave me the courage to hold my head up and get over what has happen,he wasnt good enough for me anyway!
rona
i love the poem. i can really relate on each line, coz it really happened in my life. nice!
dianne
great,exactly how i feel, after becoming widowed early this year and trying to love again and feel love again i went through a very heartbreaking experience ,my first attempt at loving again also, to have him claim to be deeply in love with me only to take back a former love that had left him for another,i honestly did not know if i would survive the pain, i did and am healing beautifully. i am much more aware of my self worth now. somehow i say thanks for the pain that i learned from. thanks for a self relating poem.

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The Wake Of My Recovery

When you came into my life,
you breathed a new passion into my soul.
You gave me a reason to face
and conquer each day with purpose, confidence.
You excited my heart and my need to love-
and I did love . . . you.
My world grew bright with all that was you
and my everything became you.
But with no warning or backward glance
you blackened my existence with your retreat-

Into another's arms.

I felt I couldn't breathe without you.
You left me with no defense. No understanding.
Left to stumble and learn to live my life
alone, without your passion and "love. "
Time crawled when helping me to mend
my shattered soul.
Every step I made toward recovery filled
me with hate and distrust.

Bitterness.

Gone was the hope and faith. Replaced
hollowly by fear and rage.
In the wake of my recovery I left many
broken hearts. As you left mine.
After many horrid mistakes I slowly came to
realize what I should have known before.
The passion we shared, the love we had-
wasn't because of you.

It was because of me.

When with you, I wasn't myself.
And I fell.
With my new realization I began a true
recovery- discovery of the beauty within me.
Much time later I can smile at our good times
and leave the pain felt behind me.
I have blossomed into myself. I'm surrounded
by those that truly love me.
Now that you see my newfound independence
and security, you want me again.
Suddenly you see that all you've ever hoped
and wished for is within me.
But with the pain you caused, you taught
me something else.

Self-worth.

I love myself.
And you don't deserve me.
Goodbye.

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More Visitor Comments (from the Voting form)

Su'tan
Great poem It really toched me,my words exzactly
MARY
JAYZEE WOW I JUST GOT OUT OF A MARRIGE OF FOUR YEARS AND EVERY THING THAT HAS BEEN GOING THREW MY HEAD AT NIGHT I JUST SEEN IT IN BLACK AND WHITE AND YOU KNOW WE DO HAVE TO LEARN TO BE INDEPENT AND LEARN TO LOVE OUR SELF YOU ROCK KEEP THE FELLINGS POORING LOVE MARY FROM BURBANK CALIF
lillie
i found it very trueful
Kerrie
This is a poem i can truely relate to. its perfect '50 out of 10'.
morgen
i really loved this poem, it was sad, caring and funny at the same time. very good for cheering up someone else.
Tanisha
i loved this poem
jennifer
I LOVE this poem. "WOW",
ginger
that was awsome
Molly
I think this poem represents alot of girls who have gone threw those hard times trying to get over someone they've loved dearly. I think it brings back old memories that shall not be forgotten. It may bring tears and laughs of joy, but all in all its good to read something and get your feelings out. I think its a great poem
Sodita
This is such an inspiring poem. So encouraging! My bf and I broke up just yesterday after a 3-month relationship. Just because of one figh and a little bit of anger, his feelings for me are dead. He claims he will still be friends with me but I just can't understand why we can't go back to the way we were. But i know, it's his loss, not mine. He let go of me, he lost, he rushed into this decision, he gave up, he failed one of the tests that relationships give us and he doesn't deserve me.
Courtney
I love this poem. It desines the way i feel for my ex-boyfriend exactly. i would love to read more of your work soon. By the way i copied this poem and it is posted on the front my school notebook.
Pokey
That was so great. That was one of the few poems that ever seemed sincere and meant something to me. Thank you.
donna
wow ur poem just woke me up and i hope all woman get touched by it
April
Wow. this is something I preach to others, (about loving yourself first before someone else can) but haven't taken my own advice and it just hit me. Thank you!
Misty
I love this poem. It has made me realize exactly what I have to do for a situation I am currently in. I have to learn to love myself before anyone can love me.
Kim
I loved your poem, felt your emotion and understood your pain and recovery. Keep writing
Matt
hey.i really like ur poem dude its really touching i can relate to that.
Bob
It took me a hundred years to learn that you must love yourself first before someone can love you..truely
Lorraine
I loved this poem, thank you for sharing it. It seemed to hit me right in the heart, and help me a little to know what I have to do in my own relationship...now it's actually doing it that's going to be the hard part. thanks again
jeff
one of the deepest and most meaningful poems i have ever had the priviledge to read.
melanie
i'm very impressed with you style.. bravo!
Marise
I know the pain of a lost love. And this poem really move my heart and in a away give me strengh. I will give it 10\10
lucila
I'm totally feeling you!What a beautiful poem.I think inorder to love someone you need how much your worth and love yourself so then you can love someone.I think when someone hurts u, u shouldn't hurt others because they don't know how much your hurt inside and really is not their fault.
Karliana
Thank you for the poem. It seems like it was meant for me. It's all about what i am going through with this guy in my life. I love him dearly but he has something he is not telling me.-(Lies)Thanks again.Keep up the great work!
J
This is it. I have found the poem that is so down right true. A poem that understands a relationship that was once good but destroyed by another whom didn't respond back to your love and destroyed your innerself as well.
Rhonda
You go boy! This poem is definitely a 15- on a scale from 1-10! I could definitely relate to the process of healing and finding self love!
RENEE
VERY GOOD
Sanu
Excellent poem! I know the feeling. It's just been 3 weeks for me, I don't think I'm ready to say good-bye just yet, but the poem does help. Thankyou!

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