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What happens when a person has to be strong enough to pick up the pieces of a broken heart? This poem is so very personal to me, I'm in love with a man I can't have. He's moving, and I'm going to be left behind.

They say all good things must end - but I don't want it to.

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lilshawty_27
this poem says it all but i just cant let go its to hard i still love him to death
mats
this poem makes me cry. thanks for this wonderful poem. it does help
AURORA
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RAY
IT IS MY DAILY THOUGHT. EXACTLY HOW I FEEL AND EXACTLY WHAT I NEED TO DO,BUT HOW DOES ONE LET GO AFTER EIGHT YEARS OF LOVING SOMEONE, WELL AT LEAST AT MY END I STILL LOVE HER. HER SHE HATES ME, WELL FOR ALL THE WRONG-BUT RIGHT REASONS. IF ANYONE SEE'S HER TELL HER," ALEJANDRA, RAY STILL LOVES YOU, YOU ARE FOREVER IN HIS HEART". TELL HER I SAID THAT. THANK YOU.

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Shattered Pieces

Inside my sleeve, I pull out my heart,
handing it to you, "careful it's fragile,
and easily falls apart."

Extending your arms, you take the heart in
your tender warm hands.
It falls into a million shattered pieces - on
the floor it lands.

You begin to bend down to pick it up, sorrow and
sadness in your eyes.

Apologies are not enough.

Looking at you with tears in my eyes,
I ask you not to pick up the pieces of a heart
that has fallen apart.

I am the one who needs to pick up the pieces of
my shattered heart - one by one, piece by piece.

I need to put it together again, some how. some way.

Each piece of my heart has a memory so true.
Each piece of my heart has part of you.

You are the one who is leaving to start a new lease on life.
I'll just be here on my knees picking up the pieces of a
heart that feels like it's being pierced with a knife.

All my tears won't keep you near
All my tears won't mend what's not here.

Again I look at you with a whisper in my voice,
The only way my heart will mend and finally be complete,
is if you and I can come together without being discreet.
You see, what we have here and today, helps me face the
world, with a love for you that gives a glow -
but now, my darling, you made a choice.

My heart is on this floor, shattered and broke.
With each piece I pick up -
I need to learn to let go.

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More Visitor Comments (from the Voting form)

katey
i luv ur poem it is so true this is wat i am goin through so if u want u can email me
Lindsey
i loved it. it was inspritional. that was kinda how it was with the guy i was just with and he broke ,y heart and i am tring to deal with it.
rachel
it made me cry
Dio Marie
. while reading this poem, i really hope i could make the one who have hurt me read this. it tells everything i have to say to him.
Savage
This is off the chain dude. I love it, its like one of the best poems I have read on this site. Cool
Tina
oh god . this is deep and my most fav so far . :D i love how u started the poem . it hooked me . lol
anita
it was the most beautiful poem ever read. hope you have the peak of happiness in your life. i love you. god bless u.
Torie
This poem is so true because it happened to me and most of the other people in the world they have been hurt by there first love and they think its going to be the last but then they will sometime find someone new and that will fill the empty space in there heart that the other one took away!And its really hard to let go and move on.
lizzy
this poem is sooo how i feel at the moment! thank u for making me realise that i need to start picking up the pieces of my own heart. i rate this a 10!
stephanie
that was so great ,an so deep i love it because we all need to learn to let go sometime
chuaxinzhi
nice one. that's what im exactly feeling then. )
mika
your poem is really beautiful. i used the main idea of your poen in my assignment its really pretty. keep writing. you got the potential. and by the way i posted it in my website (my assignment and i take the main idea from your poem). awesome.
megan
MY HEART SKIPPED A BEAT WHEN I READ THIS. IT TOUCHED MY SOUL. IT WAS AS IF I HAD WRITTEN IT WITH MY OWN HANDS. I WAS IN A 5 YR RELATION SHIP AND IM SINGLE NOW FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE. THIS POEM DESCRIBES HOW I FEEL AND HOW I FELT THROGHT THE BREAK UP AND THROUGH TODAY. ITS VERY WELL WRITTEN. ~MEG
Pa
As for the problem that I am going through right now and what is happening in my love life, this poem wrote out exactly how I felt. This poem made my tears scroll down. It is true that a person you love is going to move on with life while you are still bending down to pick up the broken pieces of heart. Even saying sorry won't fix a piece.
Annette
With the words that this poet wrote seemed so real and touching. I feel like this poet wrote it while they were in pain.
Mary
I think your poem was wonderful and It's also the type of things i'm going through with my boo. And i think you should writs more poems about love and broken hearts, I really like those kinds of poems that you be writing . I"m always on the inner net looking for poems like yours. "Thank you for have the words to say"! Take care. Mary. J
Chere
I really like this poem. I am going through problems with my boyfriend right now and its describing it good. I did give him my heart and now its in pieces. I know that i am the one who has to pick them up off the floor. But every time I do, it just drops to the floor again.
Kaitlin
this poem is very touching and true but somehow i always over come. since i have learned how to deal with it
Cecil
Your words were mine, thanks for a great poem sob
Emanuel
It was so Compassionate.
erika
I am in the middle of a divorce and this poem made me cry and also made me realize i am not alone.
francisco
this poem make me feel about sad with pain.
Sam
This poem reminds me SO much of somethin which happened to me recently. I was with a guy i thought was perfect for me, and he ended up spliting up with me for my best friend. I learnt that i had to move on, but i dont htink i will ever get over it. You always remmber your first love. This poem really is touching.
irma
the poem is soooo awsome! keep up good work.
luvia
i love this poem my friend is goin through the same
Griselda
I really liked this poem. it made me cry and think about all the things that are going on in my life. I need to learn how to let go of all the pain i have deep inside of me.
alen
wowwwwwwwwwwww. i can really relate to this poem. I LOVE IT. its bean 4 months that my boyfriend broke up with me i still see him he is in my school . he likes another girl. my heart is broken. and he is the only one that can fix it . but i gusse it wont work becuase i've got only two more days to see him and then after that he is out of my life but he is safe in my broken heart. i wish i could get back woth him. i love him so muchhhhhhh . that i can die for him.
beanie
I love the poem! I don't know whats going on with me and my boyfriend but all I know is that if I could put my feelings into words, this poem would describe exactly how my heart feels.
Diana
Awesome! Totally speechless!
Chelsea
This Poem Was So Beautiful and touching. I discrbed how i felt when my ex left me! this was very moving.
Tammy
Today I had to let go of the man I fought so hard for. I lost the fight, and this poem has made me feel like I'm not alone. Thank you
chakiri
this is a wonderful poem and i really connected with it
channel
Wel i taught your poem was very touching it especially meant alot to me because i went through the same thing when i got my heart broken. that was the wortest pain i ever felt in my life.
Terra
this poem is very touching and it has made me cry b/c im in love with a guy i cant have :( great
Ashley
OMG I LOVE THIS POEM! it describes EXACTLY how i feel! my boyfriend was kissing my exbestfriend (enemy now) and OMG u can write! keep it up!
Donna
Ican relate to what your poem says because I lost my true love and we both are with someone new but how do you truly let go and move on.
Kevin
Wow. this poem is very touching
tanya
i love ur peom!
Casey
I love this poem i really do,but i hate it at the same time! because im actually done this to a guy this is exactly how he feels. IT MADE ME CRY i neva wanted to hurt him!
summer
Wow this poem is really good! It relates to whats happenin to me now and it really sucks because it hurts.
Teresa
This poem explains so well how I feel right now about my ex boyfriend who recently left me after finding out I was pregnant. Then two months later he came back and apologized to me and wants me to take him back, and I just can't do that. Its not because I don't love him, its because I just can't. He broke my heart in more than a million pieces and he can't put them back together again!
dotti
Is poem has touched me and made me cry. I've been in quite a few relationships and this poem has descriped what my fragile heart is going through right now
Mackenzie
this is the saddest peom but the truest peom ever i feel really bad for cherenee. this peom touched my heart with more love than me and my ex boyfriend shared or gave me. this peom is exally how i felt when my boyfriend broke up with me and i never thought i could put my feelings into words because i thought it would get me feeling more pain than when he broke up with me and i thank god that you put my feelings into words instead of me having to.
Ashley
WOW this poem was one of my favorite poems because it is just lyke wat im going through with my Ex boyfriend and it came sooo close of wat im feeling. it made me cry and its one of the most touching poems ever.
Winnie
Wow this poem made me have my eyes watery, cuz rite now that's exactly how I feel and I thank you for makin me realize wat I needa do. to move on. And you have great talents on writing.
Candise
This was a GREAT poem! thnx for actually putting it in so others could read it!
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