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'Twice Broken' sometimes it is easy to move on from a relationship, sometimes it's hard, sometimes it's impossible

Updated on March 13, 2014

Twice Broken

'Twice Broken'

We couldn't be together,

Both of us knew it.

Defying all logic,

there's no control.

The heart wants

What the heart wants.

I loved her then,

I love her now.

As long as I breathe,

it will not change.

She understood me.

Like no one before or since.

When we parted

I understood why.

But that did not help

my broken heart.

Years passed,

and we functioned.

She in her world,

me in mine.

I loved her then,

I love her now.

Occasionally we'd talk,

I could never hide my love.

She remained always,

cool and in control.

It hurt me,

through to my soul.

How could she

seem so unfeeling?

Finally one day, at last,

she acknowledged the truth.

I was the one,

the love of her life.

After so long

I felt at peace.

As long as we could talk

and share our lives.

As long as I knew

she still loved me.

As long as I knew

I did not love alone.

Though apart,

we would be together.

Perhaps one day,

I would see her and we would embrace.

A hope and a dream,

to touch her once again.

But then suddenly,

she moved far, far away

No chance to say good-bye,

no chance for that final embrace.

She'd done it again,

but this time,

So much worse than the first,

She had shattered my heart.

I loved her then

I still love her now.


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      headshrinker 4 years ago from Western Massachusetts

      Runningman you did a fine job of showing us your deep sadness here. So hard to understand people's motivations. I don't know the woman for whom you have such affection, even after being apart for years but I don't feel I can bash her. She might very well love you but not be able to acknowledge it as you do. If she didn't feel she could be with you her only way of coping might be to avoid contact even though a part of her might want to remain in touch very much. I wish you well and hope you can heal and hope that maybe someday another will touch you as deeply as she has.

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      animalman 4 years ago from East Providence, RI

      Wow, could really feel the hurt and sense of loss. I'm sorry. I know the type though, they can plunge the knife and then twist it very well. She'd probably contact you when she was in trouble and needed advice but never consider letting you know she was thinking of you. I say screw her she doesn't deserve your devotion.

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      therunningman 4 years ago from Rhode Island

      Thank you for the kind words. Much appreciated!

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      awordlover 4 years ago

      This is a very touching and poignant poem. I also welcome you to HubPages. I am now following you, and hope to read more of your work.

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 4 years ago from Norfolk

      Never say never - sometimes things turn full circle - who knows if her circumstances will bring her back. I hope so.

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      therunningman 4 years ago from Rhode Island

      Thank you, I'm thinking another 30, 40 years tops and I'll be over it.......maybe.

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 4 years ago from Norfolk


      Welcome to HubPages. Your poem really spoke to me and I could feel the pain of your loss.