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.

This poem originally was published in Sad Poems - Sad Love Poems

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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  • Chloe
    This poem made me cry, I felt exactly the same as it described when my boyfriend split up with me.
  • felicia
    I cried when I read this is touched me so because I have hade that same problem!
  • sandra
    this was a good it is kind of like what is happrning to me
  • Bobbie
    I love it! I know how you feel.
  • kelsy
    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.
  • arianna
    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?
  • wani
    what that was written in your poem is true! i really love the poem. it really leaves a deep impression of how love hurts.
  • Stefan
    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
  • JACQUELINE
    Great poem. If anyone has ever been hurt-this expresses it all.
  • Dejan
    so true. :'( that just happend to me. and it's no pleasent at all. just like knife right into my heart. :'(
  • Michaela
    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.
  • Kaitlin
    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
  • Wiebke
    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.
  • amber
    this poem is veary good and i hope you right somemore.
  • Shanice
    Hey i like ur poem and i can feel ur pain i has happened 2 me before 2
  • Courtney
    It was really touching and understanding:) It was great!
  • Sarah
    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.
  • Brandie
    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!
  • Sydney
    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.
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