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What happens when a person has to be strong enough to pick up the pieces of a broken heart? This poem is so very personal to me, I'm in love with a man I can't have. He's moving, and I'm going to be left behind.

They say all good things must end - but I don't want it to.

Shattered Pieces

Inside my sleeve, I pull out my heart,
handing it to you, "careful it's fragile,
and easily falls apart."

Extending your arms, you take the heart in
your tender warm hands.
It falls into a million shattered pieces - on
the floor it lands.

You begin to bend down to pick it up, sorrow and
sadness in your eyes.

Apologies are not enough.

Looking at you with tears in my eyes,
I ask you not to pick up the pieces of a heart
that has fallen apart.

I am the one who needs to pick up the pieces of
my shattered heart - one by one, piece by piece.

I need to put it together again, some how. some way.

Each piece of my heart has a memory so true.
Each piece of my heart has part of you.

You are the one who is leaving to start a new lease on life.
I'll just be here on my knees picking up the pieces of a
heart that feels like it's being pierced with a knife.

All my tears won't keep you near
All my tears won't mend what's not here.

Again I look at you with a whisper in my voice,
The only way my heart will mend and finally be complete,
is if you and I can come together without being discreet.
You see, what we have here and today, helps me face the
world, with a love for you that gives a glow -
but now, my darling, you made a choice.

My heart is on this floor, shattered and broke.
With each piece I pick up -
I need to learn to let go.
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100 Visitor Comments

lilshawty_27
this poem says it all but i just cant let go its to hard i still love him to death
mats
this poem makes me cry. thanks for this wonderful poem. it does help
AURORA
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RAY
IT IS MY DAILY THOUGHT. EXACTLY HOW I FEEL AND EXACTLY WHAT I NEED TO DO,BUT HOW DOES ONE LET GO AFTER EIGHT YEARS OF LOVING SOMEONE, WELL AT LEAST AT MY END I STILL LOVE HER. HER SHE HATES ME, WELL FOR ALL THE WRONG-BUT RIGHT REASONS. IF ANYONE SEE'S HER TELL HER," ALEJANDRA, RAY STILL LOVES YOU, YOU ARE FOREVER IN HIS HEART". TELL HER I SAID THAT. THANK YOU.
katey
i luv ur poem it is so true this is wat i am goin through so if u want u can email me
Lindsey
i loved it. it was inspritional. that was kinda how it was with the guy i was just with and he broke ,y heart and i am tring to deal with it.
rachel
it made me cry
Dio Marie
. while reading this poem, i really hope i could make the one who have hurt me read this. it tells everything i have to say to him.
Savage
This is off the chain dude. I love it, its like one of the best poems I have read on this site. Cool
Tina
oh god . this is deep and my most fav so far . :D i love how u started the poem . it hooked me . lol
anita
it was the most beautiful poem ever read. hope you have the peak of happiness in your life. i love you. god bless u.
Torie
This poem is so true because it happened to me and most of the other people in the world they have been hurt by there first love and they think its going to be the last but then they will sometime find someone new and that will fill the empty space in there heart that the other one took away!And its really hard to let go and move on.
lizzy
this poem is sooo how i feel at the moment! thank u for making me realise that i need to start picking up the pieces of my own heart. i rate this a 10!
stephanie
that was so great ,an so deep i love it because we all need to learn to let go sometime
chuaxinzhi
nice one. that's what im exactly feeling then. )
mika
your poem is really beautiful. i used the main idea of your poen in my assignment its really pretty. keep writing. you got the potential. and by the way i posted it in my website (my assignment and i take the main idea from your poem). awesome.
megan
MY HEART SKIPPED A BEAT WHEN I READ THIS. IT TOUCHED MY SOUL. IT WAS AS IF I HAD WRITTEN IT WITH MY OWN HANDS. I WAS IN A 5 YR RELATION SHIP AND IM SINGLE NOW FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE. THIS POEM DESCRIBES HOW I FEEL AND HOW I FELT THROGHT THE BREAK UP AND THROUGH TODAY. ITS VERY WELL WRITTEN. ~MEG
Pa
As for the problem that I am going through right now and what is happening in my love life, this poem wrote out exactly how I felt. This poem made my tears scroll down. It is true that a person you love is going to move on with life while you are still bending down to pick up the broken pieces of heart. Even saying sorry won't fix a piece.
Annette
With the words that this poet wrote seemed so real and touching. I feel like this poet wrote it while they were in pain.
Mary
I think your poem was wonderful and It's also the type of things i'm going through with my boo. And i think you should writs more poems about love and broken hearts, I really like those kinds of poems that you be writing . I"m always on the inner net looking for poems like yours. "Thank you for have the words to say"! Take care. Mary. J
Chere
I really like this poem. I am going through problems with my boyfriend right now and its describing it good. I did give him my heart and now its in pieces. I know that i am the one who has to pick them up off the floor. But every time I do, it just drops to the floor again.
Kaitlin
this poem is very touching and true but somehow i always over come. since i have learned how to deal with it
Cecil
Your words were mine, thanks for a great poem sob
Emanuel
It was so Compassionate.
erika
I am in the middle of a divorce and this poem made me cry and also made me realize i am not alone.
francisco
this poem make me feel about sad with pain.
Sam
This poem reminds me SO much of somethin which happened to me recently. I was with a guy i thought was perfect for me, and he ended up spliting up with me for my best friend. I learnt that i had to move on, but i dont htink i will ever get over it. You always remmber your first love. This poem really is touching.
irma
the poem is soooo awsome! keep up good work.
luvia
i love this poem my friend is goin through the same
Griselda
I really liked this poem. it made me cry and think about all the things that are going on in my life. I need to learn how to let go of all the pain i have deep inside of me.
alen
wowwwwwwwwwwww. i can really relate to this poem. I LOVE IT. its bean 4 months that my boyfriend broke up with me i still see him he is in my school . he likes another girl. my heart is broken. and he is the only one that can fix it . but i gusse it wont work becuase i've got only two more days to see him and then after that he is out of my life but he is safe in my broken heart. i wish i could get back woth him. i love him so muchhhhhhh . that i can die for him.
beanie
I love the poem! I don't know whats going on with me and my boyfriend but all I know is that if I could put my feelings into words, this poem would describe exactly how my heart feels.
Diana
Awesome! Totally speechless!
Chelsea
This Poem Was So Beautiful and touching. I discrbed how i felt when my ex left me! this was very moving.
Tammy
Today I had to let go of the man I fought so hard for. I lost the fight, and this poem has made me feel like I'm not alone. Thank you
chakiri
this is a wonderful poem and i really connected with it
channel
Wel i taught your poem was very touching it especially meant alot to me because i went through the same thing when i got my heart broken. that was the wortest pain i ever felt in my life.
Terra
this poem is very touching and it has made me cry b/c im in love with a guy i cant have :( great
Ashley
OMG I LOVE THIS POEM! it describes EXACTLY how i feel! my boyfriend was kissing my exbestfriend (enemy now) and OMG u can write! keep it up!
Donna
Ican relate to what your poem says because I lost my true love and we both are with someone new but how do you truly let go and move on.
Kevin
Wow. this poem is very touching
tanya
i love ur peom!
Casey
I love this poem i really do,but i hate it at the same time! because im actually done this to a guy this is exactly how he feels. IT MADE ME CRY i neva wanted to hurt him!
summer
Wow this poem is really good! It relates to whats happenin to me now and it really sucks because it hurts.
Teresa
This poem explains so well how I feel right now about my ex boyfriend who recently left me after finding out I was pregnant. Then two months later he came back and apologized to me and wants me to take him back, and I just can't do that. Its not because I don't love him, its because I just can't. He broke my heart in more than a million pieces and he can't put them back together again!
dotti
Is poem has touched me and made me cry. I've been in quite a few relationships and this poem has descriped what my fragile heart is going through right now
Mackenzie
this is the saddest peom but the truest peom ever i feel really bad for cherenee. this peom touched my heart with more love than me and my ex boyfriend shared or gave me. this peom is exally how i felt when my boyfriend broke up with me and i never thought i could put my feelings into words because i thought it would get me feeling more pain than when he broke up with me and i thank god that you put my feelings into words instead of me having to.
Ashley
WOW this poem was one of my favorite poems because it is just lyke wat im going through with my Ex boyfriend and it came sooo close of wat im feeling. it made me cry and its one of the most touching poems ever.
Winnie
Wow this poem made me have my eyes watery, cuz rite now that's exactly how I feel and I thank you for makin me realize wat I needa do. to move on. And you have great talents on writing.
Candise
This was a GREAT poem! thnx for actually putting it in so others could read it!
Zoe
This is a lovely poem my husband left me after 14 years a few weeks ago and this poem touched my heart
Kayla
That poem made me Cry, because i really can relate to what you have written, You have such great talent.
fikky
the poem is great and i totally relate to it. its also sad. to fall in love and go through that much pain
Sam
Wow! is all I can say. My girlriend recently broke up with me. I've never read a poem that comes so close to what my heart is screaming inside trying to tell her. i whish she would come back.
Jehan
I am amazed of how close you came to capturing the way love can make you feel when it's leaving. I would like you to know that this poem is wonderful and you did a very good job.
Mike
Very good
Andrea
great job
tina
this poem is unbelievable! i have searched other poems, but this really touched me. it reminds me of my life right now. i give you so much credit. you're awesome!
amanda
hi, i wanted to write to you because i reallly felt your pain i lost my daughter last year! keep writting its a great way to describe how you feel
Dark-Michael
I greatly admire this poem because I've been trying to heal from a similiar situation for a long time now. Love unreturned is the most painful and pride diminishing cause of a shattered heart in my opinion.
lailani
when i read your poem, my eyes began to water at the realization that the one person i love is never gonna love me back. He broke my heart into billions of pieces and simply walked away without uttering a word. He left me cold, alone, and fraile. i feel simply. broken. Your poem truly touched my heart.
Elizabeth
I just wanted to tell the artist of this poem that I know how you feel. I've been through it before and I hope things work out for you and if not then the guy just lost something important and he's to blind to see it.
Eric
This describes exactly how I feel about my ex-fiance. She Shattered my heart into pieces when she cheated on me and then left me and now she wants me back because things didn't work out with her and the other guy and I still love her and that will never change! But I won't take her back until she proves top me that I can trust her again!
Daniell
i feel the same way my boy friend moved away and i love him so much!
Nicole
THIS POEM IS SO GOOD . THIS IS HOW I FEEL RIGHT NOW . IT REALLY TOUCHED MY HEART.
Mini
I can totally empathize with you, which I wish I couldn't and that you didn't have to have gone through it. Picking up the peices of your heart is a hard thing to do and a tough decision to make. You have proven yourself much stronger than I.
Chell
Oh man! You are one smart chick! This poem makes me want to cry. I freakin love it!
Melinda
I absolutely love this poem, it is wonderfully written & from someone who feels the pain of a broken heart. It was written for all the heartache striken people out here. Including me.
jesse
this is a great poem. this has happend to me and to many others so we all know how u feel!much luv
Gill
loved it. I can truely feel where you are coming from it realy touched the heart
Monet
that's what love is all about.
Abby
This is a great poem it fitts what happened to me and my best friend perfectly. Thank you for writing the poem that helped me figure out what happened to me.
Weasel
This is a very beautiful poem. For I know just how she feels. This one really hit home with me. Thanx Cherenee.
Rachael
wow.. its not often a poem can touch my heart the way this poem did. i couldnt fight the tears. well done.
Aimee
this poem did really make me cry and I feel u. I feel the same way about someone I love I just dont know what to do but it will get better I know it will with me and with you
Quedasu
The Beautiful, passionette woman that wrote this poem, is the LOVE of my life. There has come full circle the restlessness of her soul and the mending of her broken heart has been left up to the angel of which she is one .
tata
im in the middle of now where when im reading this poem and it help me to rise again becuase once there is someone who came in mylife and now his gone and i love him still. and this poem help me realize that i need to move on. this poem is great.
Iesha
This poem is so beautiful, it made me picture the situation and feel the emotions.
Ivan
I really enjoyed this poem. it is exactly how I am feeling now.
shelly
This was the best poem have read on this site so far I think i may know how you feel when you wrote this. I am only 14 but i was in love with a boy who was 17 and one day he decided that we should brake it off because of the age difference.
Evan
I fell in love with a girl and she did this to me, I am so broken inside that I can't even feel my body anymore. This poem reflect many things i feel. thanx.
Cherenee
Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments on my poem. Some say it's extremely difficult to write poetry. I say Yes it's true. But it's not so difficult when you let the heart write, and the hand just copies down what the heart says. Again thank you.
lorenn
This poem totally descibes wat i'm going through.he has made his choice to move on wif his life.But I'm still stuck with those past memories.I should wake up soon and move on .
Misty
This was one of the best poems I've read in along time and by coincidence I am goin thru something similiar. You have excellent skills and I hope you continue to use them:).. Great poem!
douglas
extremely true and moving
mando
it an awrsome poem
sara
This poem really struck me cause this is what i am feeling right now thank you it means a lot to me
charity
this poem has so much meaning i love it.
Ashleigh
I thought this poem was brillinant, it captures the mood with great precision. I am also in the middle of trying to deal with something similar, so I can definatly relate.
Shannon
this poem touched me. I had to try so hard to hold back the tears. I can relate to this and i don't feel so alone anymore
karmi
great poem... i'm still not over a relationship that ended a few months ago... the poem was inspiring, and it captured my own feelings. :o)
monika
great
Mary
enjoyed your poem...it's true that the one broken-hearted has to mend their own heart, and hopefully with the help of an understanding friend....God.
Christina
This poem was GREAT!
Jesse
great poem!
CHERYL
I CAN RELATE WITH THIS PERSONS THOUGHTS, I FEEL THEIR PAIN.
Ashley
This poem described perfectly what is going on with my boyfriend, well ex. He broke my heart and now I have to pick up the pieces. It was a beautiful poem!
Dennis
fantastic! keep up the great work! And may god bless!
amanda
That was a very moving and very heart filled poem. I really enjoyed it and i hope everythign works out for you.
LASHAE
THIS IS A POEM TO WHICH I CAN RELATE TO. I WISH NO ONE WOULD HAVE TO ENDURE THIS PAIN.

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