My Heart Can't Bear the Lies~A Poem

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Who initiates Breaking up (Men or Women)?

According to the Huffington Post,

Women are more likely than men to utter the words, “I want a divorce” — but women and men are equally likely to initiate a break up, according to a new study.

Poem about Heart Break

Your false ideas of love

cut deep within my flesh


Leaving scars beyond repair

my heart's a broken mess


The times that I believed you

when you uttered all the lies


Left me dead like washed up seaweed

alone with just my cries


Promises you made to me

whispered in the night


Made me want to trust you

convinced me it was right


Truth turned inside out

was all you knew to give


Like vampire's food of choice

deceit; your blood to live


I'll no longer be your conduit

for evil to the core


My soul desires happiness

and love forever more...




Poem on Relationships

Have you had your Heart Broken in a Relationship at any Point in your Life

  • Absolutely~and it hurt me deeply
  • No~I guess I've been lucky
  • I Have Never Been in Love Before, so I Wouldn't Know
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© 2012 Linda Rogers

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Comments 69 comments

Vincent Moore 4 years ago

A sad poem of unfaithfulness. I feel your pain and anger in this scribe. I have seen this often between couples, infidelity is a nasty thing. Why can't lovers be true to themselves and stop playing games. I to got tired of lies and deceit and my last and final divorce made me a single and reclusive poet. I am very careful now who I share my heart with. Lovely piece regardless of the meaning behind it, bravo, voted up and shared.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

What an honor that one of my VERY favorite poets is the first to comment on my poem. You just made my day! I too am very careful of who I let in and trust because I have had some experience with this important trait we call 'trust'. I have never been married but I have had relationships that have hurt me to the core and even friends that have let me down and hurt me. I am a happily single woman who also finds solace through words, poems, and stories.


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molometer 4 years ago

Very sad poem and the song was too.

With relationships like this, who needs enemies?

Some people just seem to be so callous with others feelings.


iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

VOTED UP!


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Look at the number of follower you have! Speaks highly of your talent and this poem is an excellent example of that talent. Beautiful in its sadness and an enjoyable read despite the topic. Great job!


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

Something bad happened, did it? Lying is something I've never learned to accept, especially in a relationship.

The Frog


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Molometer. I always love seeing your friendly face smiling at me. This poem reflects not only what I have experienced with loss of trust in a relationship but I was also thinking of my sisters ex husband who is one of the most evil people I have ever known. Thanks goodness she is out of that marriage. Thanks for coming by my friend :-)


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Dear Audra-Thanks for checking out my poem about getting out of a bad relationship. I appreciate you voting up. Have a great weekend :-)


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks so much Billy-I appreciate your kind words to me. I just love to write. It's so healing. This poem was inspired after having a conversation about my twin sisters abusive ex husband. Those were dark days when she was finding the strength to get out of it. It was scary and very dangerous. He is the most calculated and evil person I have ever known.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Frog Prince-you just had me laughing with that comment. Too funny. I think many of us have that relationship that causes us pain and heart ache but it can also teach us to be strong and less naïve. Thanks for coming by and have a great weekend :-)


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Jaggedfrost 4 years ago

Very nicely done my dear, it has been a little sense I have been free to move about the country but this was a nice write to greet me. I am almost torn in wondering if this scenario is real or whether you are speaking for someone else.


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Well written poem and I can feel your pain. Don't let him near you again like I once stupidly did. Voted up and awesome, Joyce.


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Spirit Whisperer 4 years ago from Isle of Man

A powerful poem which sounds more like an affirmation or resolution once the lesson has been learned to never forget it! Thank you.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I loved your choice of words, remarkable. I am happy to read that you are a contented single woman..Good for you...Bravo..


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

Linda - it's a Declaration of Independence, and I applaud you. You've said it succinctly! But the most - the only - person to be convinced is yourself, and it's less a matter of resisting external pressures than one of finding oneself securely intact and actually free within yourself. Only then is one able to love and be loved freely without being in a win/lose or a giver/taker situation as a result. Hugs and cheers!! And - one doesn't HAVE to be with someone else to be free. It may be more difficult, in fact - but it is possible either way.


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

I cannot dream of such a heart rendering but precise show of emotion and the want of freedom from something which constantly hurts you.

Sometimes emotional strikes at your heart are so deep that you feel that getting killed is far better getting hurt all the more.

When you finally confront and leave the source of pain behind, you feel a spurt of elated joy which is hard to express but, it is there... always there.

Great work.. thank you for the share.


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UlrikeGrace 4 years ago from Canada

Wow...I absorbed every word to the end.

The poem dipped and swung in the emotions like a swallow in the sky...it is beautiful. Beautifully written and captivating. Good job! Blessings to you as you so bravely share of your inner heart and hurts. Ulrike Grace


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

I too felt the pain and anger in those words and am pleased to read that you are now a happy single woman.

A powerful poem and the picture is perfect.

Excellent work and voted up.


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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

Trust is the true core of any real relationship, without it, well, like the song says, Fire and Ice the dream won't come true. You've put in a poem the feelings of the innocent side perfectly Linda.


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

MT this is awesome and although sad it also has a dark beauty to it. You've captured so well the sheer torture of emotions and thoughts that over whelm us, when someone we have loved so much and trusted turns out to be unfaithful!

Voted up + awesome + beautiful.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up! Fantastic and moving poem. Love that line left me dead like washed up seaweed and boy I sure know how that looks. Well done!


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SubRon7 4 years ago from eastern North Dakota

Minnesota Twin, that poem and song was beautiful, but I "hope" you weren't describing your own life. I recognized several favorites: Ashley, Demi, Drew, and others. Thank you!


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Jaggedfrost-It's great to have a poet as talented as you, visiting me. This poem came to me after having a conversation with my sister about her ex husband. He is a very abusive person and has hurt many that have crossed his path. I have had some relationships that have hurt me but my poem was more about what my sister went through in her past marriage. I am so blessed she got out.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Dear Joyce-Thanks for your comforting words. I look back at some past relationships when I was younger and can't believe what I put up with. This poem was also about my sisters ex who put her through the wringer. She is out of it now and safe and very happy.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Spirit Whisperer-As usual, you are right on the money. This is more of a poem of empowerment and learning lessons through experiences. Always a pleasure to see you my friend.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi always exploring. Yes, I am a very happy single gal. It helps that I live with my best friend and twin sister and her two kids. I have so much love and happiness. Thanks for reading my poem, I really appreciate it.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Dear Nellieanna-It's so great to see you here. I always feel so comforted when you come by and shed your wisdom with me. I agree with you that you have to love yourself in order to give and receive love. The bad relationships and bumps in the road are life's way of teaching us to know what we want and deserve. I have learned not to tolerate or accept a relationship that isn't about respect.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Rahul-Yes, once we have learned life's lessons from the pain, the joy is abundant. No one deserves less than the best of respect. No more lies...


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

UlrikeGrace-Thank you kindly for your complimentary words about my poem. Your comment is wonderfully poetic. Great to see you my friend.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks Movie Master. Being single for me is great! I think many people assume that it means loneliness but so wrong-at least for me.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks Alastar for you lovely words to me. I put up with so much when I was younger. I would not tolerate any of that these days. Respect is number one and your so right that without it, you have no relationship.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Dear Seeker-It is always so nice to see you on one of my hubs. Thanks for reading my poem and articulating so well the emotions I spoke of. It reminds me of the song, "Love Hurts." I look back at some of the pain I endured when I was younger and how I tolerated so much less than I deserved. I can look back and see how much the hurtful relationships taught me.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Ha-Glad you liked the seaweed metaphor Gypsy Rose. I thought it was a pretty clear image. LOL


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Ron-No worries-This poem is reflecting on past relationships where I took way too much crap. I was also thinking of my sisters ex husband who is evil to the core and put her through hell. I am happy, single and very content in my life. It feels good to unload in poetry. I thought it was cool that so many famous women were in that video. It doesn't matter if your famous or not, we all go through a relationship/relationships that teaches us what we don't want. Great to see you here :-)


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PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

Hi Twin,

Life experiences are the best tools for all writers—sad though it can be---but without the bitter with the sweet—we could not appreciate a good relationship when it happens.

And I loved the passion of your poem, and the song gave it the added touch. Very Good!

Your Hub Friend,

Bobbi


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catgypsy 4 years ago from the South

Wow, your poem hit the mark for me. Been there, as many of us have. Great video. Very touching, Minnetonka. Hope you are doing well.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Bobbi-I so agree with you that it's the difficult relationships that teach us so much. We know what not to do and what we will accept. Great to see you too my friend.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi catgypsy. Yes, unfortunately too many of us have had to endure the tough relationships before getting the gold. I'm doing great and hope your well too. Great to see you :-)


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

What an amazingly powerful piece of writing. The lesson to be learned is never again! Up and awesome.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi breakfastpop-Ha, yes, my short and sweet lesson. Life is too short to put up with anything less than the best. We all deserve love and respect. Thanks for the up and awesome-Much appreciated.


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b. Malin 4 years ago

What A Beautiful Poem straight from the Heart of one who has been there...And told so well...straight to the point... I too give my Vote UP, Awesome and Beautiful.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Aww, thanks for the votes b.Malin-I think many of us has had this type of relationship at one time or another in their life. Luckily mine was years ago. Don't know if I could handle heart break at my age. LOL


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drpastorcarlotta 4 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

Minnetonka Twin, blessings! Voted-UP! Your never alone!


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

it's not easy to be a victim of betrayal...why it happens...is really a mystery...but i for one is a victim of that...great poem Linda...


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks drpastorcarlotta and thanks for the reminder that none of us is truly alone. God is always there for us. Great to see you here. Thanks so much for stopping in.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi raciniwa-Sorry to hear you know of what I speak. Unfortunately, I think both men and women can look back at a relationship like this. Without trust, there is nothing.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

I know that it's so hard to tell how pain was never forgotten. But I love this poem. But I can see the bright future like a sun shine through your beautiful heart. My love and my pray always for you...amen!

Blessing and hugs, Prasetio


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Dear Prasetio-Thanks for checking out my poem and giving such heart felt comments. Thankfully I speak of pain that has long past. Thanks for your prayers and blessings. You are such a neat and kind person.


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

This poem has completely touched my heart - it is beautifully written. What a remarkable lesson to have been learned by this!


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Quite the compliment from a Great poet. Thanks so much Acaetnna.


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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Very nice poem, so sad too. I suppose we have all been burned. The "you" addressed in your poem reminds me of a Hub by Realhousewife about Sociopaths I just read yesterday. I will read more of your work for sure.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

I think I read it xstatic. So sad there are many sociopath's out there: men and women.


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SanneL 4 years ago from Sweden

A captivating, moving and very beautiful poem. Sometimes those wounds leave scars beyond repair. . .


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks so much for reading my poem Sannel. It's always fun for me to see a new follower :-) The good piece about the wounds is that is can make us stronger if we choose to use it for a learning opportunity.


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RedElf 4 years ago from Canada

I have a sister still in an abusive relationship, whom I seem to be unable to help. I wish I could get her online to read this moving and eloquent offering. Thanks so much for sharing this.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi RedElf and so sorry to hear your sister's in an abusive relationship. Unfortunately it is all too common. I too wish she were online. My twin sister left a abusive man after thirteen years and now she writes about it here on Hubpages. Her name here is Healing touch and her poems and stories are powerful. Check some out if you have time. It was hell for me to watch her go through so much and I'm sure your feeling the same. I appreciate you reading my poem. Here is one of her poems about the abuse:

http://hubpages.com/politics/The-Whisper-That-Beca...


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shimmering Dawn 4 years ago

Aww.. that really cuts to the heart.. sad and beautiful. Life can be so cruel at times. I am glad that you are vigilant about who you let in. Have a blessed day!


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks shimmering Dawn for yor nice compliments. You also have a blessed day.


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

An amazing poem, so heartfelt, heartbreaking and powerful. I think many of us can relate to this on so many levels. It is good to hear that you are now 'your own person' and gotten through all of the pain of deception.

Loved the song by the way.

I will pop in on your sister later on, be nice to meet her :)


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Rosemay-great to see you. I do think we've all been heart broken a time or two. I find it healing to write about this kind of stuff. It's healing for me.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

You express this pain so well--so it must come from some deep place within you--well done!


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks Audrey. It comes from mistakes when I was young and naïve and put up with way too much. I know now that we all deserve respect and nothing less. Thx for coming by :-)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Everything your poem says rings true. I have felt that way more than once. Great job. Beautiful.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks for the nice comment Victoria. Sadly, I think most of us have had this experience but it does make us stronger and know what not to do in the future. Have a great evening.


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weestro 4 years ago from Virginia

Wow, beautiful.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thank you so much weestro-I really appreciate that.


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Hannah Johnson 79 4 years ago from Harrison

A great and sad poem. Well done and well written.


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PegCole17 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Sad that we must endure these kinds of relationships at some time in our lives. I can tell this one was a tough time for you. Hoping that now things are so much better and this lovely, sad and poignant poem is about the distant past. I left one like that behind, too. You deserve so much better than being served up lies and deceit.


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Minnetonka Twin 2 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Peg-Oh my goodness girl, life is great now!!!! This was an old old love but It's funny how you never forget how it felt. I am so comfortable with who I am now that I don't even think I can be hurt like this anymore. I guess what I'm saying is I'm old and a little wiser. LOL

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