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This poem is about a man who changed my life. We were together for quite a while and then he left for the Marines. It explains how hard it was to say good bye.

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JENNIFER
I HAD TO LET MY TRUE LOVE GO BECAUSE OF PERSONAL CHOICES AND I LIVE REGETTING IT EVERYDAY.
Brittany
This poem was really amazing and it touched my heart!
Brittany
This peom was outstanding. Thumbs up. I know how you feel but remember always keep your head up cause a great poetry writer. You got my vote! GO gurl!
alicia
i think that this is a really really REALLY great poem. kind of reminds me of my situation!

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Good-byes Are Harder Than Hellos

Hellos are hard,
You don't know what to say,
You would look at me,
But I'd look the other way.

I blushed every time I saw you,
You talked to me every day,
You smiled, and you laughed,
But once again I looked away,

Finally one day,
You talked to me once more,
And finally I got the courage,
to say hi and not ignore.

From that point on,
We were together every day,
Until you left me,
and went far, far away.

We had to say goodbye,
They are harder than Hellos,
But after a short time,
I finally let you go.

I know it will be hard,
For both you and I,
But whenever we get lonely,
We can look up in the sky,

And I will know that God, the Father,
Is watching over you,
And you will also know,
That he's watching me, too.

He'll bring us back together,
Before too much time has passed,
And we can be together,
Once again, Once more, at Last.

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a
this is a very good poem bc i kno how it feels 2 lose somebody and u dnt kno if they r comin bac or not
Deborah
this was a really good poem it reminded me of i guy i still like but when he talks to me i just look a way if i start to like him and he starts to like me i am going to be afraid that im going to have to say goodbye and its going to be so hard i just dont think i can do it but just over all im just saying this is a very good poet and it will help some people
Michaela
This poem really touched me becuase this is how I acted when me and my bf first go ttogether and now he is my everything and I hate it whne I dont ge tot look at him! this is a really good poem!
Katie
I love this poem! It makes me think of the guy im with now. im only 15 & hes 17 but were in love & hes signed up for the army. & will proubly be leaving next summer. So youre poem touched me VERY deeply.
JEN
OMG this poem made me cry. im sitting at my computer in the library and everyone is looking at me like wats wrong but AMAZING work its worth every tear
Alexander
This poem was really god! ^^ It was very well put together and it was very loving! I liked the beggining and then ending and the middle, Oh well, I liked it all! ^^
clara
i love your poem. but i wANT TO STAY WIT MY BOYFRIEND AND I HOPE I WOULD NEVER HAVE TO SAY GOODBYE
Kirstie
THIS REALI BLEW ME AWAY WELL DONE
noah
that was the best poem i have ever heard in my life! I have also had to say good-by to my girlfriend it shut me down. but your poem just started me back up again! THANK YOU!
Alex
that was tizight.
Marie
this poem is soo sad and at the same time it is really good. I read all the poems and this one touched my heart
Unika
THAT WAS THE CUTEST POEM I EVER READ IN MY LIFE.
Tiffany
yes i really loved it it reminds me of me and my ex boyfriend and i really enjoyed reading it was really good thank yall. out of 1-10 i will give it a 10 cause its great!
sophie
BEAUTIFULL I WRITE POEMS SIMILAR TO THIS TOTALLY RELATE LOVE IT XXX
benna
that poem got me thinking about my ex Reginald I always think of him coming back
Demontria
That was so very touching. I really did love that poem. Keep up the good work.
tonya
omg i love that poem ansd it fits wit my sitsowtion rite now my boyfriend is moving out of town sugar
Samantha
This poem was amazing. I'm sure many people have said how it reminds them of their relationships, but really it probably really does touch many people. I know it touched me, my boyfriend, who I love dearly, leaft for school and me being 3 years younger obviously had to stay behind. He's been gone almost two months and I miss him greatly. Thanks for writing this, it put a smile on my face.
Haylee
I thought this was a really touching poem, because I have a boyfriend in the Army and is about to leave for Iraq. It kinda related to me.
Myesha
If this was alwaysd true my baby would be back with me but he is too far to come back to me.
Liza
it made me think about me and my lover jonathan! hes my world!love you long time! xxxxxxxxxx
Zion
Better than a 100%Great. Keep up the great work.
Tania
This was an amazzzzzzzzzzzing poem. I really enjoyed it. Keep up the good work.
Hong
omg i really like dis poem it's soo touching n nice n sweet n soo awesome i really like it gosh ur such a good writer ;] well i really think ur a great writer n i wish a lof of other gurls like meh dat lost their b-f n one dai hopin they well get back read dis it's sooo omg i just love it ;]
Anastasia
like it i got something a bit like this. well keep it up and send some to me later.
ashley
I love this poem it sad and true keep up the GREAT work i wosh i worte poems like u lol well bb
Shannon
Omg. this poems is soo pretty it reminds me of my boyfriend who went to north carolina and is coming back to pennsylvania to be with me agian omg i just love this poems it soo nice i give the person who wrote this props she or he must be a very great writer!
Griselda
This poem has really toucht my hart because i just broke up with my boyfriend (ex boyfriend now) and i did that because he moved not that far but still we new it wasnt going to work, but anyway u did a great job, it almost made me cry, but you r so right God will help us come back together!
fabiola
i love this poem its my story and when i read this i was crying belive or not my bf left to another country every night i dream about him and every morning i think of him this poem really touched me
kera
This poem has touched my heart. I can feel the poem because it describes what i'm going through1
Shambria
gurl this poem almost made me cry cause the same thing happened to me and you reminded me that some day maybe god will bring me and my love back together. gurl keep writing. and don't u stop.
Emily
This poem is so right! It was very sweet and touching!
leslie
i love your poems because im going through the same thing
brittany
i think that this poem is true because you can say hello to people easy but when u have to say goodbye you dont want to cuz you dont want to loose that person this poem is really great! good job!
kayla
I loved the poem it was great
Cheyenne
this poem was a majot tear jerker and i loved it so much! great job!
jamie
Oh my goodness, how lovely is that sentiment? and how true for me too. this one actually brought a tear to my eye. and thats really rare for me !
sTePhAnIe
hi my name is stephanie i am 14 and i am going thru almost the same thing! except my boyfriend aint leaving 2 go 2 the marines,hes leaving 2 move 2 texas with his family,so i pretty much know how you feel!but like i was saying this poem really touched my heart you did a very good job!
Cheyenne
hey i loved this poem! keep up the good work
Stephenie
This poem really touch me. I too had a boyfriend that left for the Marines and i also miss him very much!
cristina
that poem is really nice it reminds me of my first love who i loved so much keep writeing poems your really good
Erica
Hey! This was a great poem. I really enjoyed it. your rhythm was very good. I'm kinda picky about poetry in the sense that the rhythm has to be just right or I don't like it. you did an excellent job of keeping the rhythm flowing smoothly. the words and meaning were awesome as well. but the thing I liked best was that you trusted in God to bring you to back together. I'm sure God will bless your relationship. just keep your eyes on Him and He will comfort you! Awesome poem! ~Erica~
Samantha
this poem was one of the best poems that i have ever read. it really touched me
Baby
hey whats up your poem is great i love it. today i have read others and they werent as good as your. when i read this poem it makes me think of all the couples out there that somtimes have to let each other go. your poem is great.
Ashley
I liked this poem a lot because it describes wuts goin on in my life too. When i first met tha man i been with for almost 2 years now, i was so shy and he would try to talk to me but i'd look tha other way and not talk to him and all that stuff, but i finally opened up to him. Now hes goin to Iraq n its jus so hard to say good bye to him cuz its been so long. But overall this poem is really good.
Gracie
WOW, this was an awesome poem, it really touched me, because I was like that with a guy. Then, I guess my "best friend" desided she liked him to. so she asked him out, he didn't answer for a long time. so that upset her, so she started cutting, and not eating, and throwing up. so he finily said yes to her, out of pitty, now its like this boy and me don't even know each other any more!so im praying God brings us back together for the right reasons!
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