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.

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

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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  • Delvin
    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.
  • elizabeth
    this poem was very touching you should keep writing it was brilliant
  • Yous
    very nice. toucging. speaks me and a lot of others.
  • Morgan
    I Love this poem
  • Blondie
    OMG. i liked your poem aloot and iam going through this situation now . i too write poems
  • Lisa
    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.
  • denise
    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.
  • zach
    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!
  • Amanda
    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
  • Mary
    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
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  • Tiffany
    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!
  • Kaitlin
    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.
  • jennifer
    Excellent !
  • peachy
    your poem was great. it really touched my heart in a very special way.
  • Nichole
    This poem touched me so deep because it's exactly how i feel about my ex. Keep writing! ~Nikki
  • Cole
    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!
  • ashlie
    i beleave this poem was great
  • richa
    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.
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