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Cause I've Been Hurt Before

Updated on May 21, 2013

There are certain things
I wish I had known
before my innocence
was stole,
but babe,
you've got to have
your heart broken
before you truly know
how to protect it.

We go through the motions,
and deal with tough emotions.
We start feeling hopeless

and I know
how hard it is
to break your focus
on the love you
hoped would grow.

Give yourself a few days to cry,
let grief occupy your mind.
Play the same sad song a few nights
and only sleep when
you've emptied a bottle of wine.
Sulk, but hurry to restore hope
cause I'm only giving you three days.

On the fourth,
you will know what you're worth.
You won't settle for the guy
who treats you the worst.
Believe me, cause I've been hurt before.

There's something about heartache
that causes a girl's spirit to break,
birthing a grown woman.

As you pick up your broken
heart from the floor
and cut your finger with one of the pieces,
let a profound spirit
take over your senses.

It's cool to be brave if you're safe.
You don't have to be bitter
to learn from your mistakes.
A strong heart feels and it bends,
but it is too skilled to break.

Put all of your faith in what I'm saying.

I know cause I've been hurt before.


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    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Maryland

      Thank you : )

    • kathryn1000 profile image


      8 years ago from London

      I like the way you write

    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Maryland

      That is absolutely true. I feel like pain makes us all better learners. Thanks!

    • Sweet Epistles profile image


      8 years ago from From the Heart of God

      Love hurts but it teaches us lesson to learn and makes us stronger even ten times wiser. Good reading.

    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Maryland

      Thank you everyone for your generous compliments!! It makes me happy to know you all liked the poem : )

    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      8 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Relationships take hard work and the one thing which will never change is that love hurts.

    • frogyfish profile image


      8 years ago from Central United States of America

      Wish we could shout these experienced words into listening ears.

      Fantastic expression of your 'before' and marvelous 'after' too!

    • dghbrh profile image


      8 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Thank you very much for this deep and profound write here.....shared and voted up interesting.

    • Mhatter99 profile image

      Martin Kloess 

      8 years ago from San Francisco

      I admire how you let your feelings flow through this. thank you

    • Faith Reaper profile image

      Faith Reaper 

      8 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, very intense and profound write here!

      Love really does hurt! But if it was true, then it would be everlasting.

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      God bless, Faith Reaper

    • KenDeanAgudo profile image

      Kenneth C Agudo 

      8 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

      Vote up!

      A very heartfelt poem. It's like "may pinaghuhugutan" or there is an experience behind those lines. ;-)

      great job!

    • truthfornow profile image

      Marie Hurt 

      8 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      I enjoyed reading this one. Heartbreak is awful but we do survive and grow stronger.

    • xstatic profile image

      Jim Higgins 

      8 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      A musical quality to this and good advice as well. I have known some women with broken hearts and can tell that you have too.

    • PHILLYDREAMER profile image

      Jose Velasquez 

      8 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      We learn from hardship. If everything came easy, we'd never appreciate anything.


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