When one loves completely, but the love is not returned, they must bestow a most painful gift. That of letting go. For if you love someone, you will do anything you can to make them happy.

No matter how much it hurts.

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

Promises Made
Yesterday's goals, dim memories.
Dark saddened eyes, blurring with tears.
Painful scars borne; Love's history.
Futures crumble when doubt appears.

No brightly lit hope envisioned,
When following after harsh words.
Hurt soul splits in twain, partitioned.
Swooned by appeal - when numbness lured.

Apologies made, never bought.
Price paid turned out far too costly.
Though never known what would be wrought -
Must walk into the night softly.

One wish, only to be released.
Granted - now receive this token.
Words written in rhyme, love's deceased.
When promises made . . . were broken.

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  • Sam
    This really touched me, I'm going through something similar now and I so want her back. I'm only alive when I'm with her.
  • just broke up
    i really love the poem and it had really touched my heart. the author did a good job in expressing his feelings and have create a a really touching poem. T_T
  • Flora
    i really think that this poem is great. when i read it it brought me back to the days i were with him and he said promises are meant to be broken. and it ended up so sadly. just like the poem 'corrupted love'
  • Jenna
    I feel that I can relate to this poem. I've lost someone that I am still in love with and I just keep praying that things will get better.
  • shamea
    this poem remember me of the promises my and my boyfriend made. thank you for the poem
  • Linda
  • David
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  • Chloe
    Hi Chris, This has really touched me. I have just made the decision to let go of the man I have really think to be the ONE for my life. Some times we just have to make such decision in order to let the other person have a more fulfilled life. I just want to thank you. esp the last verse. when love decease. all promise. all dreams. will no longer be valid. they will be. only in your memories. only in your heart. MAY True LOVE LAST FOREVER, CE
  • Ashley
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  • Nikki
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  • Myria
    Wow this is a great Poem . Myria
  • shorty
    i felt like i could relate to this poem. it seemed like what happend to me.
  • Johana
    its an amazing way on how to express a broken love. im going through that right now. hurts felt that pain in words through your poem.
  • tiffany
    this was great. i can really relate to all ur poems, this one especially. it was good
  • jim
    Christopher everyone seems to enjoy your poems man i guess you got some talent so KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
  • amber
    i thought this was very good. strong words and it rhymed. which is hard for me when i write something so deep. GOOD JOB!
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