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A Poem About Hurting Hearts

Updated on November 16, 2011
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Danielle is the co-founder of Find Solace Within, a body-positive website, and co-owner of Body Solace Studio, a yoga studio in NS, Canada.


Wandering Eyes Poetry

This is a poem I wrote about "wandering eyes" and how a heart can be hurt by the unfaithful love of another. It's inspired by the fact that emotional connections with another can be even worse than physical affairs. Love can hurt, which is the context of this poem.


You sing to her as you look at me,

Your heart is somewhere else; it’s not where it should be.

I wish you loved me fully, I wish that you cared,

I want all of you for me, I can’t have you shared.

But you can’t be tied down, you’re wild and free,

I’ll never have you belonging just to me.

It’s unfortunate you know, as I love you so much,

I never again want another man’s touch.

I wish you loved me the way I love you,

I wish I didn’t have to deal with the hell you put me through.

But you can’t and you won’t, so I’ll cry into this bed,

I’ll just pretend you look at me the way you look at her instead.


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      Gary Eby 5 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

      Lots of pain here and righteous anger. Good writing. I believe when a person truly loves another,there is commitment, trust, and the "wandering eyes" cease. I like to write about emotional recovery and miracles. Peace and Light...Gary.

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      Danielle Crowe 5 years ago from Nova Scotia, Canada

      Thanks! :)

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      loanyi 5 years ago

      This is very heartbreaking and I like the way you put it together. AWESOME...