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I had a boyfriend that, after we broke- up, I longed over for a couple of years. Then one day, I just got tired of feeling the feelings I knew would never be anything again. I decided it was time to move on.

A Lesson

I've learned a lot of lessons
In the short time I have lived
I've learned how to appreciate
And I've learned how to give.

But in these past few months
There's two I'll remember most
I've learned how to love
And I've learned to let go.

You entered my life with such a force
And left it with one as strong
And though we tried to make it last
We both knew it wouldn't be long.

I lie at night and think about
How I'm the one to blame.
If only I would have trusted you,
I could have missed this pain.

And so I spent each day of my life
With my heart in pieces
And when I thought it could never be cured,
Something happened; I expected it least.

I guess my soul was all cried out,
And it was tired of being used.
And even though I know I'm guilty,
I was tired of being accused.

And so I've learned to end this
Without an urge to cry
These are my final words to you,
"I love you and goodbye."
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53 Visitor Comments

Your poem is beautiful. Made me shed a few tears myself. I guess time will heal all wounds. But really how do you forget the person who was and still is your whole world. Thank you. Your poem helped me to let go of the emotion i have been holding onto for so long.
this poem was very touching you should keep writing it was brilliant
very nice. toucging. speaks me and a lot of others.
I Love this poem
OMG. i liked your poem aloot and iam going through this situation now . i too write poems
WOW you had me crying that was a good poem
Lonney Tunes
I like this poem. it was good, i am going through something like that. and i am trying to hold on.
Iv been here! I waited 3years for something that was never coming back. In the end it always ends with I love you and goodbye.
OMG i read alot of poems every day and some touch me but this one has just untold the truth of my reality. my ex fought to last even tho we were both on the same page knowing we were separted by millons of reasons!this poem is amazing and hope u keep writing cuz u are going to touch tonz of hearts!
I am dealing with letting go right now, I have been in a relationship for 10 years and it is the hardest thing I have had to do. This poem has really touched my heart and helped me realize what I need to do thanks
I think that your poem was really good and I hope that you keep on writing those kind of poems i like those love poems. Thanks! Mary . J
I love this poem! I have been here, and to tell the truth i am here right now. It isn't this easy for me though. I am trying! This poem is helping me along!
i love you and goodbye were the exact words that i told my x boyfriend and then i told him i love you and i want u back but that was a big mistake i learned the same lessons but it is very hard to let go of someone you love or loved forever.
Excellent !
your poem was great. it really touched my heart in a very special way.
This poem touched me so deep because it's exactly how i feel about my ex. Keep writing! ~Nikki
I LOVE this poem so much! It reminds me of EXACTLY what happened to me, last night, thenever the boi i loved broke up w/ me out of no where. It really hurt but I love this poem!
i beleave this poem was great
hi there! i just read ur poem n m lost for words. i can imagine what u must have gone through. but the good part of it is u admit ur'e guilt. and that's what it counts. i wish everything goes well with u.
I've felt this too. Thank you.
this was an extraordinary poem you've written and it has touched my heart and taught me to move on with my life.
Wow i think that poem was great it realy touched me ive been in that place b4. i give it a 10
This poem so reminds me of mine and how i feel bout my ex of 3 yrs on and off. I feel in love and im the reason we split. i wish my poems were as good as this.
AAAAWWWW i really like this peom is says it all and it really touched me!
this poem is amazing, me and my ex were separated for reason's we do not agree with. this happened 2 years ago and still i am not over him, this poem made helped me relize that we'll never be together not matter how much we love each other, but you have to move on. keep the great poems coming!
I Loved your poem it reminded me of my Ex-boyfriend that I really loved alot and he broke my heart by cheating but I realize that it was my time to let go and your poem made me realize that thank you so much and keep up the good work girl!
Aaaaawwwww! thats so sweet it touched my heart deeply and it tells exactly how I,ve been living my life in the last past years and I'm only sixteen. You have answered the question i've been waiting to here. YES
I have to say that this is one of the most powerful poems I have ever read. It takes a lot to say what you really mean to say!
it made me cry
Wow, im going through a divorce and this poem says it all. i wish i could put my fellings into words like this, but i dont have to, you already did. beautifull work!
This reminds me of me and my ex boyfriend! You go girl!
I gave my ex husband a divorce that i didnt want to give him but now i dont have him anymore and he is still hurting or moved on. before you jump the gun stop and think about did you do the right thing. beautiful poem very pretty.
OOOOOOOOOH MY GOSH! Keep them coming. Your words are WHEW!
This poem just reminds me that in a matter of a moment someone can come into your life and change everything but just like that same moment, they can leave. Your life,You, will forever be changed
This is an AWESOME poem. This describes EXACTLY wha I am going through right now. Thank You for such an inspiration and the satisfaction of knowing Im not the only one who feels like this!
This story is exactly how I felt through this year, I have finally been able to over-come how I felt for him and you seemed to have brought it all together in this poem. Everything you have put into this poem is what happened to me, thank you for your amazing work.
I loved this poem it has so much to do with my life and I cried when I read it good job
Love your poem it speaks what my heart does not know how to say.
The same thing happened to me and a girl that I loved so deeply. It's nice to know that im not the only person that feels this way. I hope you keep writing poems like this. Thanks.
Wow, sounds very familiar but I couldn't put my hands on it till now. Very Good Poem!
I really liked it!
OMG! Perfect..I couldn't have said it better!
GOOD POEM! Thanks, Thanks, Thanks
monica, i just have to say that you're poem was absolutely incredible and true. from my personal standpoint, i still haven't completely let go of the man that i love, and i think that a part of me never will. i just love how your poem emphasizes being strong through the healing process, so thanks for the inspiration.
really love this.wonderful
Monica, I cannot tell you how much this poem touched me,It made me think of someone I love so much but also someone that I lost. It is so funny how other people can feel and know what you are going through when they don't even know you. This is such a beautiful poem, It really touched my heart. I hope you continue to write poems.
Monica, girl I am so feeling this! it was just what I needed to hear.
i love this poem
Your poem hit a nerve deep down inside me somewhere and made me think about a situation like this that happend to me. It was my first love, and to this day is still the most painful one.
i love it it almost mad me cry?
Ilove this poem because it is so true

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