Relationship Poem: Bit By Bit Torn Apart

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Relationships are complicated. Even though they bring happiness, they also bring lots of heartache and sorrow when things don't work out between people and when they decide to part as well.

With relationships being a huge part of our existence, relationship poetry is something that we can all relate to and connect with. We've all been there. We've all experienced the ups and downs of relationships.

Writing relationship poetry helps us cope, helps us heal. It helps others too, who've been in similar situations and feel like they have hit rock bottom.

As a poet, writing about relationships, that stem from my own personal experiences, is something that I do often. Here is one of my relationship poems called "Bit By Bit Torn Apart." I hope that you can connect to it in some way.

Relationship Poem: Bit By Bit Torn Apart

You said you had a girlfriend.
How did you think I'd feel?
Did you think I would like it?
Did you think I would heal?

I was already shattered,
But the news cracked me more.
And to fly over there,
Now I wasn't so sure.

Didn't think I could stand it
Knowing you are with her;
But I just had to see you,
Had to walk through your door.

So I filled up with courage,
And flew there to see you;
And I went on that tour,
To be closer to you.

But it ended so fast,
Faster than I expected.
And you went on your way,
While I was affected.

I knew you were near,
Yet you seemed far away.
Never once did you call me,
Or write me those days.

It's like I was no longer
That important to you.
It's like you didn't care
About being friends too.

You did not say good-bye,
When you knew I was leaving.
And so I flew back home,
Deep inside of me grieving.

And I wonder why you
Promised we can be friends,
When all that you did,
Was ignore me in the end.

Why you pushed me aside.
Left me there to burn.
Left me crumbling in pieces.
Left my heart being torn.

Why you couldn't just tell me,
To just go on my way,
And forget about friendship,
And forget those days.

Did you think it was best,
To just not say a word?
That it wouldn't hurt me;
Now that is absurd.

You knew how I felt
For you right from the start,
So you should have known
What was there in my heart.

And you knew very well
I'm an emotional soul,
And the things that are said
Can take their toll.

Yet you just lived your life,
Told me nothing at all,
And you didn't protect me,
Only made me feel small.

I felt I didn't matter,
Not to you or to others,
And I felt there's no reason,
There's no reason to bother.

To hook up with a guy,
Something special to start.
Because then in the end
I'd be left with a heart,

That is torn, that is damaged,
That can only feel pain.
So no reason to suffer
When there's nothing to gain.

So I placed myself there
In the shell all alone,
And I chose to live life
Without guys on my throne.

It was better that way
And I felt it would be,
Just the kind of life
That was meant for me.

© 2014 Lena Kovadlo

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lovebuglena 16 months ago from Staten Island, NY Author

Thank you Barbara for the read and comment. Emotional poetry is what I love writing most and this piece is just that. This is a personal experience and while it led me to write this poem part of me wishes it had never happened because it inflicted its wounds on me.


barbara a. smith 16 months ago

This was written in a voice of sadness and hurt - relationships are hard to conquer even when there is love but this man was ridiculous!


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Perspycacious 17 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

Men and women both can be so cruel; well expressed.


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DREAM ON 2 years ago

You express your thoughts so vividly through your words. I followed you through every line. Love on the rocks can be tough but the love that you find can leave you satisfied forever. It's the ups and downs that keep us searching. Amazing things come to those who wait. Enjoy all the good that you see and let the bad disappear like magic in the air. Have a wonderful night.


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Astra Nomik 2 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

This a Wonderful poem. I felt sad about the way things turned out - about being torn apart by the behavior of another person. Writing does help with things as we can get it out in the open and on paper, where we can see either sense or nonsense in things. Writing is a clarifier of so many things. Great poetry.


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lovebuglena 2 years ago from Staten Island, NY Author

Gypsy Rose Lee - That is true for sure...


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Relationships can be so complicated at times.


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lovebuglena 2 years ago from Staten Island, NY Author

Thank you Regis. Not sure I will ever find my true love but there is always hope.


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lovebuglena 2 years ago from Staten Island, NY Author

Thank you Jodah for reading, commenting and voting up. To me this poem is still as effective as the day I had written it.


Regis Auffray 2 years ago

Your verses "speak" of a universal and timeless theme of this life/world, Lena. Sad, but true. Thank you for sharing and may you find true love.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Lena, this poem is touching and sad. I am sure many of us can relate o your wonderful flowing words. Very well written. Voted up.


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lovebuglena 2 years ago from Staten Island, NY Author

Thank you Nicola for reading and for your comment. Not sure if I ever told about this situation...


Nikaroo483 2 years ago

So sad but beautifully written, thank you for sharing.


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lovebuglena 2 years ago from Staten Island, NY Author

Thank you so much for commenting on this poem Barbara. I really appreciate it! I am glad that you feel this poem profound and that is speaks volumes of truth.


Barbara Kasey Smith 2 years ago

This poem will melt a readers soul because there's real pain in the voice & it speaks volumes of truth - as I read this I felt the writer's pain and the lack of self-confidence building - this is profound!


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lovebuglena 2 years ago from Staten Island, NY Author

Thank you writinglover. This was based on my personal experience and it hit me hard at the time. Writing this definitely helped me emotionally...


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writinglover 2 years ago from Lost...In Poetry

This was sad (given the obvious topic) but I liked it. I don't think I could have ever written a piece that well! Voted it up!

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