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How many of you have heard the line, "I didn't mean to hurt you?" Well, after giving away my heart to the wrong person, that was their response.

When love enters your life, it's wonderful, but when it leaves the pain can be unbearable. The only thing I could do was put my feelings in a rhyming verse.

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This poem made me cry, I felt exactly the same as it described when my boyfriend split up with me.
I cried when I read this is touched me so because I have hade that same problem!
this was a good it is kind of like what is happrning to me
I love it! I know how you feel.

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What Did You Expect?

You came into my life
As quickly as you left.
You grabbed a cutting knife
And sliced right through my breast.

You didn't mean to hurt
But what did you expect?

My heart now cut in two
It feels beyond repair.
Injury done by you
God, life just isn't fair.

You didn't mean to hurt
But what did you expect?

So here we are, just friends,
But I long to be more.
Desire with no end
Throbbing from my core.

You didn't mean to hurt
But what did you expect?

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i feel her pain. for i to have gone through that. many times. it stinks. im sorry that anyone else has to go through it. but it is a beautiful poem. it touched my heart. thank you.
i know just how you feel my boyfriend broke up with me a few days ago and said the samething. he lied to me about everything and said he didnt mean to hurt me. but your right what did he expect?
what that was written in your poem is true! i really love the poem. it really leaves a deep impression of how love hurts.
I just lost my love because of the big different of ages. ! only a broken héart knows what it means to suffer. with all my respect, Stefan
Great poem. If anyone has ever been hurt-this expresses it all.
so true. :'( that just happend to me. and it's no pleasent at all. just like knife right into my heart. :'(
I really liked this poem. I've read so many and feel as if I can relate to every one but this one touched me on a certain level. It says every thing simply but decorated.
this poem is true i know that because im going through it with three guys and that sucks because i get so fustrated and cry myself to sleep every night
I read through a lot of poems before I read this one and it really touched me. I had to cry when I read it, because its exactly how i feel! Thanks.
this poem is veary good and i hope you right somemore.
Hey i like ur poem and i can feel ur pain i has happened 2 me before 2
It was really touching and understanding:) It was great!
How do you describe it when something touches your heart but yet no tears fall? this poem did that to me. i have been crying for the last hour and i'am out of tears. and when i read this poem, it hit me like a ton of bricks. He said he didn't want to hurt me, but he lied even to himself. i will be fine someday, but till then, i'll have this poem to look back on.
Wow my boyfriend just broke up with me and I can really relate to this poem. This is a vantastic poem and keep writing more like these!
It was amazing. I totally relate to that. It was put perfect. I loved it so much.
Erma Jean
You describe and convey so succinctly what I'm feeling about a current relationship. Thank-you.
this is a wonderful poem !
I loved your work. It describes how my ex must feel. I did to him what they did to you. I mean. wow. I just wish I loved him. But hey, Ig uess some things weren't meant to be. Im so lost and I feel so bad, I cry to myself at night. I just hope that you can get over it, just like I hope my ex can too. I just hope he meant it when he said He didn't mean to hurt you. Like I did that day.
I really loved the poem it really touch me. I just got out of a realationship with my bf and it relate so much.
This poem says evreything that i am goin through right now and have gone through before
That was so deep! I hope that you got over that, if not I am sorry
Sad & Touching
Oh my. My, my, my! When I read this it brought tears to my eyes. This poems is exactly how I feel right now at this point in my life, b/c he said he didn't mean to hurt me. Ha, ha. well what did he expect? Wow. This poem is it. Thank you for not keeping this to yourself, because you just helped me make it through another day. Thank you so much.
this poem was an excelent poem it is true in so many differendt words.
sometimes a tear wont help. sometimes lots of tears dont make hurt go away. Sometimes just to know others feel the same way will bring warmth to your heart & soul. You are right, Pain does hurt. What did you expect . Its something Im in all too well. In fact its too deep to go into words, having a soul mate torn from you when you are helpless! Having a culture cutting you in half. Bless your words, for its pain of the past. I wish you all comfort and strenth for its so hard to get over it all .
Because when I read it, I could really feel that "cut thru my breast". I got hurt before, i know how it feels and this poem says it all. Very nice, thank you!
That was one of the greatest poems ive ever read. I am trying to say goodbye to and it is so hard to say goodbye. you know that. Thank you for this poem.
that is beautiful
how could a dude leave someone as artistic and as talented!hey girl i feel you keep up the good work dont worry youll find someone. best of wishes from "chris"
This happend to me not to long ago, i was smitten for this guy, and then he said that he didint think we should be together any more. He also said that he didnt mean to hurt me. I love this poem because it is exactly what i have been trying to say. Excellent =D
I understand the pain you are feeling only that it is I inflicting that pain on someone so dear to me. I am lost sometimes all I can do is cry.
Sandy- I vote 100% for your poem. I read this, and it says everything I'm going through. I hope you get ahead with this plus vote!
Awesome poem, keep up the good writing, i look forward to it truly
loved the poem. very few come close
I know it is hard putting your feelings into words when your feel like this as I have gone through the same pain when my ex boyfrind while we were going out slept with my best friend. I know the pain will always be there but you have made it easier for me to understand the pain inside and that is going to make it easier to heal. Thank you
Amazing perfect and so touching. thank you to the writer
this poem really hit home it was really great and i can't think of a better way to say how much someone has hurt you
I feel you girl. I love it. It is excellent. I know what you been through and just to tell you are not alone. But excellent poem. I love it. You are a true poet. Keep it up!
I felt for this guy, but for a mis-spoken comment he had chose the silence between us. I can only hope he will forgive and come back. I feel this PAIN.
i hear that saying alot!great poem!loved it!
I also fell in love with someone at time in my life where I believed that love was just another dead end but he showed me that it was worth life itself. That is truly all he left me with the only bright side to this sad story of only making love to a friend, who didn't mean to hurt me.
I know what you mean. it has happed to me. this poem is really . sometimes things happen that you can't control . and they hurt. they hurt a LOT. thx for the poem
Your poem is cool, but sometimes it's just as hard for the othr person to respond to something so great like that ( I love you). Aside from that I really admire your poem.
Such a lovely poem i ever heard and it touched my heart deeply.
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