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This poem describes the terrible sense of loss I felt when the man I loved walked out of my life. It takes you through a journey which describes how joy turned to pain and loss. This was the last time I wrote to him, before I finally had to accept that I should let go, it was a farewell.

This poem is dedicated to the memory of my sister, who never grew old enough to experience this kind of pain.

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Amy
This poem says the things my heart is feeling but I couldn't find the words to say myself. Thank you.
michelle
your the best at writing keep on they really mean a lot when they come from the heart hope ever thing works out for you been there .
amanda
oh my god i totally felt the same way about one of my ex boyfriends he played me for a fool and i feel for it i hope you get thourgh it it was tough for me but you can pull thourgh it just belive some eles is waiting for you to come sweep them of there feet
john
thank you

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Crazy Holding On

Once there was a man who had an orange shirt.
Once there was a girl who went out dancing in a skirt.
Once there was a park they found they fed the frantic ducks.
Once there was a couple, happy, who couldn't believe their luck.

Once they went out dancing, and a candled dinner date.
Once early in the morning she surrendered to her fate.
Once he said "I love you" and she had to love him too.
Once they had a future, happy when one and one made two.

Now they are both lonely, now they live alone.
Now he has a cold and empty (tidy) hollow home.
Now she has a fountain, tears where once there was a heart.
Now he has decided that they really have to part.

Now that he has nothing, he feels he is complete.
Now that she can't dance again, her heart weighs down her feet.
Now he thinks about her, all the memories locked away.
Now he tries so hard to forget the happy laughing days.

Is she thinking of him still? Does she cry still, now and then?
Is she ever going to win back the man she loves again?
Is he glad it's over? Can he get on with his life?
Is he really so very certain she would have made a useless wife?

Given all the laughter, fun and sunny times they had.
Given all the heartache, lies and times he made her mad.
Given all the tears now, the loneliness and pain.
Given all the risks, would she do it all again?

Can he really say that he won't want her back one day?
Can he really like his life now better in this way?
Can he forget her face, the mess, the giggles and the love?
Can he find someone else to love him more than she could love?

If she really loved him, he said she'd let him go.
If he understood her feelings then he would know that it's not so.
If he were less stubborn, if she could care much less.
If they had never spoken there wouldn't be this sorry mess.

But time has taken prisoners, their lives are now entwined.
But even if they never meet again, the past is not left behind.
But can she start all over? Just forget him and move on?
But even if she can, will he be glad with what he's won?

Is that really what he wants, to never see her smiling face again?
Will it make him happy, will he live on without pain?
Will he be thinking of her, is he too proud to cry?
Will it wrench his heart in two if he sees her kiss another guy?

And can she forgive his faults, and accept him as he is.
She wants to have him back and say there's nothing to forgive.
He's told her that she's crazy, that he may never want her back.
She's told him that she loves him and though its a risk, she'll live with that.

She wants him to live with patience, to give him time to heal.
The past is not yet over and it's left a scar so real.
We don't choose who we can love, and love doesn't really die.
You can find it in your heart again, I love you, so please try.

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More Visitor Comments (from the Voting form)

Victoria
this is my love life's story written by someone else. :) it brought me to tears. i love this poem. 10!
Elka
I love this poem. I am just going through a rough time and i can totally relate to that. I am so the girl in that poem. and the guy is is just like my ex. However, I feel like my feelings have been expressed. Thanks again. That was wonderful!
Arlene
it made me cry a lot as i'm feeling the same thing as in your poem . i wished i could send it to him but i don't know if he'd care at all. thank you for sharing this . it really meant a lot to me.
rachel
love it!just amazing
Daon
this poem is truely beautiful. i loved it. it brought tears to my eyes.
Deepti
How true.
Sierra
BEST POEM EVER! I am crying my eyes out
Esther
i really love this poem, it all makes sence. This is some real poem. I really do love it. CONGRATS!
Angelique
i luved this poem it reminded me of some 1 i know
alexis
o. m. g this is so real i love it alot more than a fat boi loves cake! ( 4realz) its really good it remindes me well actually makes me wonder if my ex the love of my life fells like thad can he really b happy ! i donno and i dont think so but who nos we werent willing to break up but i had to move we were together 4 8 months but i still talk to him and i really do love him still! well n-ways good job! keep on writting!
tracy
this poem says everything I couldnt when he left, beautifully written straight from the heart. Thank you so much for sharing this. I hope things work out for you
Vicki
You don't know how much this poems means to me. My husband and I just got a divorce about 2 months ago and this is word for word how I feel. It was a divorce that wasn't thought through. I would like to thank you for writing this poem. You said what I had in my mind but couldn't get it out.
casey
Uh god. right before i read that, i told my best friend, who i am inlove with, that i hated him. and i feel horrible, but he is such a bad personl and i know i need to get out of it. so, even though it was horrible, i had to do it. so i read this poem, and it just made me feel sad. but thats good. and it helped me cry, and i needed a good cry. and this poem is beautiful, and realistic, and i thought some of the things you said. that was a good poem, thanks it just kind of helped a little bit.
chantal
i love this poem its exactly what i needed to say thanks for your help and inspiration
lena
i like this 1 its a real touching poem!
Fern
well what can i say? i'm lost for words to describe the beauty of this peom, great poem!
naomi
i have just read your poem and it's so emotional and heartfelt. i have been in a similar situation, it took a while for my heart to heal. i think it might still be broken. but i just wanted to say that your poem is amazing and it really touched me.
Idalia
My favorite poem so far. This poet has alot of talent and very good expresionist.
Angel
Wow. That was GREAT!
laura
i love love love this poem. im in love at the moment and im so scared that this might happen to me. love is the greatest thing in the world but also can be one of the most painfuliest. this is definatly 10 out of 10.
aisling
once i read the poem i started to cry. it really touched me. with recent events, its feels like you took the words right out of my mouth. *****5stars.
Ashley
This poem is just so perfect. This is exactly what I'm going through and I can't find it in my heart to move on because truly I know he's holding on too. My life, set as a poem :(
lisa
I really like ur poem. I think that deep down in our hearts. we will never let go. of that special someone
Krystle
This should be number one!
Sam
it really relates to my life. thanx
Jonelle
I love your poem because I felt the same way in a relationship I had a long time ago. While I was reading it, it brought me back and I couldn't help but start to cry. I am thankful now that I have someone new and took all that pain away. I just wanted to say you did a GREAT job and that your not alone.
Zoey
I love this!it really touched my heart.
Niah
This poem was beautiful. I'm going through something simiular now
mary
look it was a great poem i have ever read in my life nice one thanks for the influence for me!
CHRIS
THAT IS DEEP I WISH THAT BOTH YOUR LIVES ARE COMPLETE IN HAPPINESS THAT IS
There
Worth reading.
tilitha
i like this poem cause its real
Nicole
I love this poem so much! It reminds me of my ex boyfriend & it is one of the best I have found on the site!
kathleen
it really touched my heart. may all of those brokenhearted people heal. God Bless!
nikki
wow your poem is great. i absolutly love it and can not stop readind it. it moved me in a way i can't explain and i love it because it makes me think about it everyday but i just hate at times that i can't think of why. keep writting i would love to read more.
Ashley
This poem is almost exactly how things are in my life right now
Felicia
I thought this poem will touch a lot of people who just can't seem to get over their first love. For me, it was sincere and completely true. The guy was the one that did wrong but the girl loves him so much that she just over looks it. Which gives him a reason to leave. LOVE SUCKS!
aneth
hi this poem touch me shared some tears. Im 30 years old, not married, and no kids,,sad thing about it Im in my 3rd relationship. trying to find mr right. when will love be real.
Robin
this was really good. I read it and sent it straight to my ex that I still love so much, thank you for giving such a good poem
vicky
Your poem is great i can relate your right love never dies my ex left me almost a year ago and i never stopped loving him and it still hurts so much do be with out him.
samantha
I just would like to say that no other poem have I ever read that spoke so directly to me. I have just come out of a 12 year relationship. I ma still crazy in love with im but he betrayed me. this is beautiful and I am extremely tearful every time a reda it Thank you
vannah
I really like this poem because I feel this same way about my boyfriend of 5 yrs and now this is how he act.
Antony
U knw wt? yesterday 1 of my friend informed me dat "Shweta" my friend (who was My girl friend 4 above 4 years )is engaged and Im left alone for wt??? Life is so horrible I see her departing in front of me and therez nothing I can do. Last year it was this month dat I said her " Im d most luckiest Guy on earth ,I hv education,Excellent future,Very loving parents,caring friends AND ABOVE ALL U-MY LOVE" Bt u c therz nothing left now.
ashley
~This was a really good poem. I loved it. It made me cry because it was so real. ~ Sincerely, Ashley
krisi
This poem is one of the best I have read. It goes along the lines of my ex-husband and I, the feelings the loss. I still love him and moving on is difficult.
Christina
I really like this poem because it shows that I'm not the only one that feels this way about someone who I think is very special to me. I wish I could say the same about him but as of right now he don't feel the same right now.
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