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We were side by side when
you drowned me with your perception of love.
I tried to prove it wasn’t over
while trying to keep my composure, and
trying hard to hold back from crying over your cold-shoulders,
But you never loved me with your whole heart-
just the leftover parts.

I’d be a fool to fight for you
to wait for you
I hear your name and wonder,
who is that?
When I’m convinced I need you
I recall how you walked away from me
like a stranger in the street
leaving me
to this shell of what now describes me.
I went from jumping around in circles
like a dog begging for attention,
to taking myself to the edge of servitude
clinging to the conclusion that maybe
I’d be better off without you,
I won’t come back to you;
we can’t unscramble eggs.
The better parts of me are extinct and
you made it impossible for me to love you again.

Britta B.



  1. sad, well put..


  2. Wow, this must be one of the best heartbreak poems I’ve come across, especially since I can relate to the exact same feeling. “we can’t unscramble eggs.”, is a final realization that hits, but it takes too long to realize it. Wonderfully written!

    • Thank you kindly for your words. I hate for you to know the feeling (or lack there of -haha) but I’m happy you could connect!

  3. “just the leftover parts”
    Love it.

    • Like the bucket of KFC in the fridge…
      Haha thank you for reading!

  4. I enjoyed it tremendously! Well done in capturing the feel of a girl(I assume) while waiting for a guy – I would say, isnt that what most girls feel(anyway:)) anyway?

  5. Well said, Britta, I think you described well a breakup between old lovers.

    • That, indeed.
      Thanks so much for your comment!

  6. this is really nice…poignant

  7. I totally felt like you were writing about me and [insert-his-name-here]… This is really well crafted and well written… “we can’t unscramble eggs”… great line!

    • thank you so much for your kind words on my poems! Feel free to give feedback, too 🙂

  8. sad but hurts too


  9. Well written!

    • thank you! and thanks for visiting

  10. So sad and so poignant, very powerful

    • beauty is sad sometimes, I suppose. Thanks for reading!

  11. wow to the poem and for keeping the respect to one’s self intact 🙂

    • Thank you for your words and eyes 🙂

  12. I can’t seem to be able to reach this page from my iphone!!

  13. Well done and thoroughly enjoyable! I loved the sharpness of it!

    • Thanks! Feel free to check out the rest of le blog.

  14. I love the title of this poem. This is truly a heartbreak poem.

    Read mine here:

    Have a great day!

  15. heartfelt…enjoyed the read. Have fun at the rally

  16. This is indeed a sad and heartbreaking poem.

    Nicely done!

    I’m also offering congratulations on the Thursday Poets Rally Wk44 Pefect Poet Award.

    • aww thank you! I’m not really sure how them things work, but I’m grateful nonetheless.

  17. I never thought of it that way, well put!

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