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A Poem About a Broken Heart - Broke Me Down

Updated on March 29, 2012
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Broken Heart

I had a friend encourage me to write song lyrics a few months back - this is what I came up with. Please be gentle as this is new to me!!

It wasn’t like we had what we needed

It wasn’t like you gave me the moon on a string

You said you’d love me forever but you don’t

I said I’d be your promise girl but I’m not

You didn’t let me finish what I came for

You sent me away before I knew where I was

I suffered for the feeling we had together

You didn’t even notice my tears were for us

You sent me that letter in the mail

It came to say what you couldn’t tell

You broke me down built me up and down again

Crushing words and breaking hearts you'd pretend

Im mourning the morning we drifted apart

Following the path to the ocean where we met

Aside from the distance and waves crashing over

The seagulls were screaming and diving for cover

You held my hand until the wet sand broke away

I reached for you and grabbed only empty space

Gone with the sea salt and drifting loosely

You promised me love now all I have left is me

You sent me that letter in the mail

It came to say what you couldn’t tell

You broke me down built me up and down again

Crushing words and breaking hearts you'd pretend

You didn’t let me finish what I came for

You sent me away before I knew where I was

I suffered for the feeling we had together

You didn’t even notice my tears were for us

You promised me love now all I have left is me

You promised me love now all I have left is me


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    • TheManWithNoPants profile image


      6 years ago from Tucson, Az.

      BTW ... just funnin. This was obviously a very painful thing about someone you cared a lot for a lot at one time, and my lack of sensitivity is unexcusable. Think I'll forget about being a comedian, and just stick to my job as a piano player in a whore house.

      ~ jim

    • TheManWithNoPants profile image


      6 years ago from Tucson, Az.

      Gee, this was sad but ... let's just say it really reached out and touched me. Yeah, really grabbed me Arrrrrrride! Who ever this was about must of been quite a guy. I don't think you ever mentioned this one to me which is sad because you know I would have, and will be, doing some serious comfortating with you on this. At's what friends do you know, and I can hardly wait to get started you poor little thing ... I really must get busy reading more of your Hubs. You ARE a very good little rider, I mean writer.


    • Ardie profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Neverland

      Thanks for the read and comment festerspoling :)

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      Daniel Christian 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      "Broken Heart - Broke Me Down".Thumbs up Ardie its a great song very well-written.I hope to see more of this soon.Great hub.

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      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      i'm waiting for the music of this lyrics...awesome Ardie...

    • Ardie profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Neverland

      Hi Steve :) I will sing it and write the music! I played violin for many years and I love to sing (not the best but I have the passion for it). Im glad you liked it - thanks for the votes!

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      Steve Mitchell 

      6 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      Ardie, who will you get to sing it and write the music? I agree with Vincent, I can here the music as I read it and imagine what it will sound like as a song. As a stand alone piece it is good enough just to read it and be absorbed by the words.

      You get all my votes.

    • Ardie profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Neverland

      Aaw thanks AV! :)

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      American View 

      6 years ago from Plano, Texas

      Excellent!! Up Awesome and across the board

    • Ardie profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Neverland

      Hi Christy :) Thanks! I’m not so new to poems but I am to the idea of using them as lyrics. If I ever get up the nerve I will sing out the tune I have sorta going for this.

      Hello Lady G – thank you so much!

      Hi Writer 20 – a new pic and I love it :)I hope you didn’t really cry…we love smiles here

      Hi alocsin, thanks for reading and for the votes

      Thank you BlossomBS! I don’t think I can stop…I enjoyed writing this :)

      Hello Eddy and thanks! I hope you had a great day as well

      Hiya dilipchandra :)Thank you so much for your sweet words

      I will PDX, I already have a tune that I “sang” it to while I was writing it. I just need to get up the nerve to put it on vid!

      Wow Bardie – I would DIE if Adele ever sang my words….can you imagine?!

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      6 years ago

      You should submit this to Adele!

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      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      nicely done, ardie. let me know if you put this to music :-)

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      Dilip Chandra 

      6 years ago from India

      Its beautiful. Nice hub. Well written, i liked it. Voted UP

    • Eiddwen profile image


      6 years ago from Wales

      An amazing read here.

      An up up and away for sure.

      Take care and have a great day.


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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Those emotions were so beautifully expressed. Now you're started, please don't stop. Voted up and beautiful.

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      Aurelio Locsin 

      6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Thank you for sharing your pain through this poem. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

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      Joyce Haragsim 

      6 years ago from Southern Nevada

      This song is very good and very sad. I'm ready to cry.

      Voted across the top except funny.

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      Debra Allen 

      6 years ago from West By God

      That was very good for a start on this kind of journey.

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      How emotional, my poor heart. Well done, especially given you say you are new to the poetic form!

    • Ardie profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Neverland

      Hello Gypsy Rose Lee! Wow thank you so much. The comment means a lot coming from you :) Country music, guitar, or a fiddle. I have my violin under my bed…maybe I should pull it out tonight.

      Hello dear Lord, don’t be broken hearted – its more fun to be happy! Go read my Hub on the facts of life instead and laugh :D

    • Ardie profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Neverland

      Hi foxygem! 1) your profile pic makes me laugh like crazy and 2) thank you so much!

      Hello Vincent Moore – THE authority on poetry :) Thank you for such kind words. A broken heart never really heals it just hurts less.

      Hi iamaudraleigh :) Thanks for reading – it did feel good to get it out – no reason to keep it in anymore and pretend like its all ok.

      Thanks albertsj!! Its amazing how easily it just flowed out

      Hello Laura – aaw Im sorry to make you sad!! I suppose it is a sad one this time. Thanks for reading this :)

      Hello Rolly, wow! Thanks for such sweet words. I was a little hesitant to post this because it’s so personal but I’m glad I did. You’re right – we’ve all been here at one point or another.

      Phyllis, thank you so much :) I love your way of dealing with those who walk away so easily. I will keep walking ahead

      Hi Sparklea :)thank you so much for reading. It takes time and expression to get over hurt and loss. But I know it can happen – little steps at a time.

      Hi Tammy! I tried singing a tune to this and I’m hoping to get the nerve to put it on YouTube one day hahah we will see…I’m terribly shy

      Hello sweet Ruchira :)I am healing and doing ok – I actually wrote this a few months back when my friend challenged me to do it, and I couldn’t publish it until now. Thank you so much for reading!!

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      Joseph De Cross 

      6 years ago from New York

      I agree Gypsy Rose Lee!

      I feel broekn hearted already


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome! Ardie it sort of had me flowing along as I read it and the emotions are strong. I do believe this needs country music and a nice guitar.

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      6 years ago from United States

      wow...u sure were hurt, Ardie.

      Your lyrics depict it.

      wishing u peace, my friend! sure, it made you strong...YAY!

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      6 years ago from North Carolina

      Great lyrics.. the emotion in them is evident. This would make a great country song. Wonderful!

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      6 years ago from Upstate New York

      Very well done because I FEEL your sadness! I've always said the greatest pain in the world is loss. I can so relate. Those of us who have experienced this know the raw pain it involves. Thank you and I wish you healing and blessings, Sincerely, Sparklea :)

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 

      6 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Lovely song. For your first attempt you did well. The promise of love so freely given then so quickly taken away is never an easy path to walk -- I am very familiar with that path and have learned to just keep walking towards tomorrow and look for the beauty in life.

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      Rolly A Chabot 

      6 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Well written Ardie,,,, We have all experienced a breakup or separation of one sort or another. This is a great first attempt... it takes the reader not only to the physical place and the emotional as well. Keep writing you do have a gift.


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      Laura Matkin 

      6 years ago

      Great work! Your song made me sad, I and many many others have been were you were in this. Thank you for sharing!

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      jacy albertson 

      6 years ago from Lake Mary, Fl

      First attempt? Wow, it's really good. I felt like I was in your head. Like I could feel, your feelings. Really good. Voting up and beautiful Ardie.

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      6 years ago

      I can feel your emotions in the written word...nice start...voted up!!! Makes it good to get it off your chest, huh. :)

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      Vincent Moore 

      6 years ago

      Nicely done for the first attempt. I can hear the music in between those broken lines and sadness of loss. I know it's tough as breaking up is never easy and so very hard to do for many of us. Time heals all, keep writing, keep singing and dance to your music always. Peace and blessings to you my scribe.

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      6 years ago

      Awesome :) x


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