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Explain heartbreak in two sentences or less to someone who has never experienced it.


Winners will be announced on August 15


161 Comment(s)
  • Alaina Perez Posted July 31, 2018 12:31 pm

    I don’t feel better. I just feel less.

    • Dana Wilson
      Dana Wilson Posted August 2, 2018 2:13 am

      Emotional nausea- waves of sadness ebb and flow through your heart, and you feel suspended in time. Life will never be the same and neither will you.

  • Sarah Hughes Posted July 31, 2018 12:36 pm

    What you thought would always be is no more.

  • Lucie T Posted July 31, 2018 12:38 pm

    Heartbreak is…

    As though you are walking down the same stairs in your home, those that you have walked for years and years, only to find the last six are missing.

    It is only as you are falling that you realise you hold the hammer that smashed them away.

  • Innoka Bartlett Posted July 31, 2018 12:45 pm

    It’s evolution’s survival of the fittest. Imagine hanging in suspense from a bridge above water, your clearest & dearest realities crumble but you can’t fall, you have to rebuild so you don’t drown.

  • Leah Hoeniges Posted July 31, 2018 12:46 pm

    Your thoughts are all consuming, your insides hollow; time keeps moving on. How does it keep moving on?

  • Alycia Pollock Posted July 31, 2018 12:48 pm

    In your absence,

    the thorny limitations of day crept in.

    I was punctured by the realization that

    you will never again look for me

    and I will never stop seeing you.

  • Kristen Krier Posted July 31, 2018 12:53 pm

    these rivers and lakes of tears on my skin, these tributaries
    and bodies of sadness, are changing my physical landscape.
    i am softer, i am more desolate, i am eroding.

  • Annitsa Sprynczynatyk Posted July 31, 2018 12:54 pm

    Heartbreak is the emptiest pit in your stomach, but you don’t want to eat. It’s wanting to wake up from your worst dream only to realize it wasn’t a dream at all.

  • Melanie K. Posted July 31, 2018 12:57 pm

    Realizing that the love is gone, that your lover is now a stranger, that even if you wish to stop breathing and avoid the pain, you will not be able to make it – these things will break your heart. But they will also give you the chance, at some point in the future, to put yourself back together, more powerful than ever.

  • Kelli Andersen Posted July 31, 2018 12:59 pm

    Heartbreak is an aching feeling of hollowness in the body that makes you second guess who you have been. It’s a journey filled with many emotions that lead to small pockets of beautiful moments in which you’re forced to slow down and discover what really matters, and makes you feel whole on your own.

  • Prachi Gangwani Posted July 31, 2018 1:02 pm


    I can’t describe heartbreak. But, I hope that at some point, your heart shatters into unrecognisable pieces because as painful as it may be, it will be the best thing that happens to you!

  • Susanne Khammar Posted July 31, 2018 1:07 pm

    Heartbreak feels like falling in love – but in the opposite direction.

  • CambriaB
    CambriaB Posted July 31, 2018 1:11 pm

    To have in hand treasure map outlined by moonlight, only to disintegrate with daybreak.

  • Courtney Allison Posted July 31, 2018 1:12 pm

    Your chest is a groaning chasm that you try to fill with tv, with food, with friends. But, at night and alone, you unzip your ribs to let loose the pain so vast you cannot even cry.

  • Renessa Drainer Posted July 31, 2018 1:20 pm

    Evaporation of the souls essense,
    Through cracks of false illusion.

  • Melissa DeBartolo Posted July 31, 2018 1:32 pm

    Heartbreak is being stuck in a space and place in time where nothing else exists except feeling the pain of a love that has slipped away. It may also be the greatest gift you will learn from and your future self will be thankful you went through it.

  • Caelyn Millar Posted July 31, 2018 1:34 pm

    Heartbreak is the collision of everything you feared within the walls of your ribs.

  • Theresa Moon Posted July 31, 2018 1:35 pm

    Heartbreak is turning yourself inside out for the wrong reasons and discovering, to late, that you didn’t have to do it in the first place.

  • Natasha Das Gupta Posted July 31, 2018 1:36 pm

    Heart Break is saying ‘Yes’ to God. To trust fully in the Eternal process of Death and Resurrection.

  • Hazel Surtees Posted July 31, 2018 1:38 pm

    It’s nearly wrapping your fingers around something, but missing, and you only just clip your fingers on it -and it hurts, and you snap back- and you can only watch, only stare, as it slips aware and dammit, you nearly had it.

  • Kelsey
    Kelsey Posted July 31, 2018 1:40 pm

    Heartbreak is waking up in the middle of the night, forgetting that they’re gone, reaching for them, and remembering that they will never be there again. It’s the tension of a fight you know you will never win, but one in which you cannot accept defeat.

  • Cynthia Singerman Posted July 31, 2018 1:52 pm

    An empty hollow space in your chest as you speed towards a brick wall. And then a hard unforgiving surface you slam into again and again and again.

  • Emina Zukić Posted July 31, 2018 1:55 pm

    Feeling empty in every part of your life and body, yet never running out of tears. Until you do and quite paradoxically, only then you’re left brimming with emotions and honestly I can’t figure out which one’s worse.

  • Katrin Laskowitz Posted July 31, 2018 1:56 pm

    Imagine falling from a ship and the only rope that could save you is being pulled in by the Captain and while you watch that ship sail away, you know that it will never come back. So you’re left with only two options: to swim or to sink down to the Ocean’s bottom.

  • Ashley Due Posted July 31, 2018 1:57 pm

    As the lead weight of no crushes the breath from your soul, yes has your feeble hand fumbles for a light switch.

    • Ashley Dye Posted July 31, 2018 5:43 pm

      As the lead weight of No crushes the breath from your soul, Yes has its feeble hand fumbling for a light switch.

  • Crystal Sugarman Posted July 31, 2018 1:59 pm

    you choke on words like trash in a broken garbage disposal. you want to scream but who can even speak when the golf ball in your throat is blocking the way?

  • Emina Posted July 31, 2018 2:05 pm

    Feeling empty in every part of your life and body, yet never running out of tears. Until you do and quite paradoxically, only then are you left brimming with emotions and honestly I can’t figure out which one’s worse.

  • Julie Daae Posted July 31, 2018 2:18 pm

    Heartbreak my dear is like waking up in the morning being all neutral or even happy for a moment and then when you remember he left you feel a heaviness on your chest. It is hard to breath and you dont think your heart will ever heal, and to love someone again is not even thinkable.

  • Alexis Painter Posted July 31, 2018 2:24 pm

    I gave my heart, willingly I didn’t realize it would be gouged out of my chest with a pick axe.

  • Linsley Hartenstein Posted July 31, 2018 2:29 pm

    Heartbreak is mourning the death of our expectations and disorientation of looking into an unknown we weren’t anticipating.

  • Anna Grafitti Posted July 31, 2018 2:32 pm

    How can I explain heartbreak? I can’t explain, I haven’t been lucky enough to have my heart broken.

  • Rachel Walsh Posted July 31, 2018 2:32 pm

    Our hearts were fervent moths, little dancing explosions, racing to consume the other, with each goodbye unfinished and untimely. The pull of the moon still lingers between us, and the lighthouse still burns brightly in a delirious desire to guide us.

  • Linsley Hartenstein Posted July 31, 2018 2:33 pm

    Heartbreak is mourning our expectations and the disoriention of looking into an unknown we weren’t anticipating.

  • Anna Grafitti Posted July 31, 2018 2:33 pm

    It is life fully lived, in the depths of despair

  • Whit Mayes Posted July 31, 2018 2:34 pm

    Heartbreak feels like someone stabbed you in the chest without even using a sword

  • Pooja Proach Posted July 31, 2018 2:45 pm

    Every step is wrestle with unknown as the map in my hands, once whole, is torn half.

  • Rachel Walsh Posted July 31, 2018 2:48 pm

    Our hearts were fervent moths, little dancing explosions, racing to consume the other, with each goodbye unfinished and untimely. The pull of the moon still lingers between us, and the lighthouse by our desolate home still burns brightly.

  • pooja proach Posted July 31, 2018 2:48 pm

    Every step is a wrestle as the map in my hands, once whole, is torn in half.

  • Katehrin Welling Posted July 31, 2018 3:02 pm

    Heartbreak is diving into an icy river in winter. You want to gasp and cry out from the shock and cold, but your lungs don’t work properly and if you open your mouth you’ll drown in your sorrow, so you keep moving forward until you either you get used to the water or a hand pulls you on to dry land.

  • Dana Sutter Posted July 31, 2018 3:14 pm

    Heartbreak is like a forest fire; it burns out of control and when it is put out you’re left in the wake of devastation.

  • Meriem Jamil Posted July 31, 2018 3:21 pm

    Hearbreak is when the threads that holds up your internal organs breaks and suddenly your heart lies in your stomach and your stomach is screaming for it all to make sense.

  • Asherhyooos
    Asherhyooos Posted July 31, 2018 3:22 pm

    Heartbreak is…
    Watching the source of light of your life, all its vibrancy leave behind shadows, fading over the horizon as your eyes scan desperately in search of some small glimmer. It is, in fact, going blind, over and over and over…with each glance.

  • I. L Posted July 31, 2018 3:24 pm

    Heart to heart and soul to soul lovingly connected, with bonds that are suddenly ripped apart. Over time, the pain is like a wound trying to heal: It will hurt the most in the beginning, but later a beautiful scar will appear, keeping forever this memory on your body.

  • RebekahSmith
    RebekahSmith Posted July 31, 2018 3:39 pm

    Think of the person you trust most in this world, and place in their hand your pumping, beating heart. Now step back, and don’t look away while they squeeze and your blood trickles through their fingers.

  • Dani Coleman Posted July 31, 2018 3:44 pm

    Heartbreak is being a dove who loses its ability to fly, staring up at the olive branch of peace it could once reach

  • Sydney Weathers Posted July 31, 2018 3:48 pm

    Heartbreak is where your mind processes and after, every entity in your body follows suit; your lungs shrink leaving you gasping for air, your eyes well up leaving you sticky and wet, your heart pumps leaving you wishing it didn’t. Unlike anything else in the world, heartbreak is where your entire body is entrapped in pain, not just your mind.

  • Haley Gregware Posted July 31, 2018 4:07 pm

    Heartbreak is the disconnection between the reality your brain perceives and the reality your body feels. It is change that must be processed before it can be felt, and our bodies are creatures of habit.

  • Alexandra Greiner Posted July 31, 2018 4:08 pm

    It takes hold.
    White knuckle gripping,
    the tears cementing
    your body to the bed
    trying to sum the whole up
    trying to wrap it, tie it, define it
    because when we give it
    a name, a frame, a plane
    big becomes small
    searing becomes dull
    and we can move, keep our commitments
    if only just
    enough to draw in another breath
    and another and another.

  • Lydia S Posted July 31, 2018 4:08 pm

    It breaks you down, rips you to your core, relentlessly reminding you that nothing will ever be the same again. You walk out of the devastation with battle scars, but stronger than ever and with a newfound sense of self; you are unbreakable.

  • Lauren Ann Sagnella Posted July 31, 2018 4:19 pm

    Heartbreak is trying to cup water in your hands and watching it effortlessly moving on.

  • Lookcey Posted July 31, 2018 4:21 pm

    Heartbreak is when a person grinds up the hope in your heart and sprinkles the pieces all over the world. Unprepared, you decide whether or not to make the journey of finding them.

  • Ariane Laurent-Smith
    Ariane Laurent-Smith Posted July 31, 2018 4:24 pm

    Being stabbed in the gut.

  • Alison Langleiben Posted July 31, 2018 4:38 pm

    I still love you. Come home.

  • Carrie Frizzell Posted July 31, 2018 4:40 pm

    Now, you drive alone, watching the myth of life
    as a purposeful journey disappear
    as you near the nihilistic horizon.

    Before, they navigated with you, toward meaning.

  • Emma Cunliffe Posted July 31, 2018 4:43 pm

    It is the raw tearing emptiness that will never fill the space where your heart used to be.

  • Abbey Freed Holden Posted July 31, 2018 4:56 pm

    It’s not the heart that breaks. It’s the rhythm.

  • Joeey Mihaela Posted July 31, 2018 4:56 pm

    The worst thing to go through. The best thing to come out of.

  • Alexis Breckling Posted July 31, 2018 4:57 pm

    Breaking and bending, it’s consuming and ending.

  • Caroline Liu Posted July 31, 2018 5:01 pm

    You led me to a mirage and told me it was our oasis;
    I believed you and nearly drowned myself, drinking the sand.

  • Victoria J. Posted July 31, 2018 5:15 pm

    It is a frozen state, an overwhelming rawness at your throat, eyes too easy to cry, and a nagging starvation that wants something you cannot give it.
    They say time heals all wounds but that is a fallacy; it is the time away from them that feeds the wound, making it grow wider and deeper, because every passing minute does not heal you, it reminds you that you have to live the rest of your life without them by your side.

  • Katie Revere Posted July 31, 2018 5:35 pm

    The moment before a final goodbye.

  • Erin Clemons
    Erin Clemons Posted July 31, 2018 5:59 pm

    Heartbreak is venom coursing your veins; in its grips you think,
    “there is no surviving this.”
    But you will rise again,
    with wisdom
    …and a limp.

  • Yasmine Hussein Posted July 31, 2018 6:06 pm

    A heartbreak is an infection. Time serves it and then immunizes it.

  • Katie Short Posted July 31, 2018 6:23 pm

    A heartbreak is like ripping a toy out of a child’s hands. It just sucks.

  • Kate L Posted July 31, 2018 6:25 pm

    Suddenly you are in the world but not of it. And the grief of it colors every experience, leaving you wondering why it hurts to look at other people’s happiness, or how the beautiful green of midsummer suddenly leaves you aching.

  • Netsy.m
    Netsy.m Posted July 31, 2018 6:26 pm

    I shudder with tears of protest as the empty, searing heaviness burns scars into the softest parts of me.

  • Gabrielle Senter Posted July 31, 2018 6:31 pm

    It’s the deepest mourning in your soul
    for something that was never fully yours.

  • Michelle Hahnl Posted July 31, 2018 6:36 pm

    Heartbreak is the sum of your greatest fears confirmed.

  • Dolly Li Posted July 31, 2018 6:40 pm

    True heartbreak feels like someone slowly ripping open a raw wound in your chest every morning when you wake.

    It is a gnawing pain that throbs, chokes, and makes you bleed invisibly inside as your body refuses to die.

  • @little_brenn Posted July 31, 2018 6:45 pm

    Being locked out of your happiest self, by the only person you trusted to hold the key. Desperately trying to clamber back into that room but knowing deep down that that particular door is no longer open to you.

  • Kerri Mulford Posted July 31, 2018 7:04 pm

    Your first heartbreak is the blueprint for every failed relationship you are yet to have.

  • Rachel Faino
    Rachel Faino Posted July 31, 2018 7:16 pm

    It’s like waves that push you forward only to tug you back and this cycle keeps continuing, forward and back and forward and back. Thrashing and breaking you beautifully, it’s dark, hollow and that’s how the light gets in.

  • Kristin Posted July 31, 2018 7:26 pm

    Heartbreak is the first goodbye you never expected. It is the wrenching away of what you hoped for and held dear, replaced by an iron fist every time you swallow.

  • Carly Posted July 31, 2018 7:26 pm

    There was so much more to do. There was so much more to say.

  • Elizabeth Cruz Posted July 31, 2018 7:31 pm

    Sounds and colors disappear.
    You watch yourself live through your own death

  • Zurczil
    Zurczil Posted July 31, 2018 7:36 pm

    There are no longer colors or sounds.
    You watch yourself live through your own death.

  • Zurczil
    Zurczil Posted July 31, 2018 7:40 pm

    The pain bleeds into everything in your life ,until it stops; everything is now stained.

  • Juliana Estevez Posted July 31, 2018 7:41 pm

    Heartbreak is remembering someone in a golden light and forcing yourself to put on sunglasses. Heartbreak forces you to recognize that their light dimmed yours, and accepting that hurts.

  • Simona Blat Posted July 31, 2018 7:45 pm

    Heartbreak is when there is a hole where the heart should. And your mind sinks into it.

  • Alexandra Drobner Posted July 31, 2018 7:51 pm

    One day, someone you gave everything to will stick a needle under your rib cage.
    And you will have to learn how to breathe again, despite it.


  • Alexandra Drobner Posted July 31, 2018 7:56 pm

    One day, someone you gave everything to will stick a needle under your rib cage.
    And you will have to learn how to breathe again, despite it.


  • Leticia Alcántara Posted July 31, 2018 8:14 pm

    Facing the void you always had but never realized. In the best case, what comes next is awesome: finding yourself feeling that void.

  • Leticia Cruz Posted July 31, 2018 8:16 pm

    Knowing that, by the end of the day, good memories remain.

  • Sophie Stanley Posted July 31, 2018 8:40 pm

    A siesta dream
    You steal my afternoons
    The jackhammer falls

  • Samantha Posted July 31, 2018 9:35 pm

    Heartbreak is like the pain of a broken bone and as it heals you realize it will never be the same again.

  • Dina Gray Posted July 31, 2018 9:44 pm

    A tightening around one’s heart like a phantom lover’s embrace; wildly gasping for air, you are regretful you will not suffocate.

  • Ash Makeda Posted July 31, 2018 9:51 pm

    I️ wanted to hurt myself for being so stupid, cut myself to bleed out all the pain from within, the wounded inner child had been awakened…somehow I️ had become that scared child all over again, lonely and desperate for love and attention.

  • Monica Lombraña Posted July 31, 2018 10:14 pm

    When you’re heartbroken, you physically and simultaneously feel a heaviness and emptiness in your chest, and emotionally feel as if you can’t go on but for lack of knowing what to do, you do, and one day you wake up feeling not so bad anymore.

  • Ximena Posted July 31, 2018 10:27 pm

    Se siente como si congelaran tu universo, tu alma vuelve a andar en línea recta, sin mágia, dormida por la vida esperando volver despertarse…

  • Laly Puri Posted July 31, 2018 10:37 pm

    You feel that you run out of oxygen, your chest burns, you feel weak, you are about to faint but you want to continue living.

    You do not want to know what will happen if you surrender to darkness, to loneliness but nobody asked you if you wanted, they just took away your oxygen.

  • Lady Posted July 31, 2018 10:42 pm

    You feel that you run out of oxygen, your chest burns, you feel weak, you are about to faint but you want to continue living.

    You do not want to know what will happen if you surrender to darkness, to loneliness. but nobody asked you if you wanted, they just took away your oxygen.

  • Liz Posted July 31, 2018 10:59 pm

    Falling in, falling out, and falling in-between. We’re all looking for something that we’ve never seen.

  • Avni Jesrani Posted August 1, 2018 12:03 am

    The world doesn’t end. It just feels so hollow and empty, that you wish it wouldn’t exist.

  • Julie Velde Posted August 1, 2018 12:27 am

    Heartbreak is not some clamorous visitor, it is a discreet invader. You see it in the cracks of your routine and you watch, like a dreamer atop their own slumbering body, as it siphons the warm blood until all runs cold, and you are fixed like a china doll with her heart aflame.

  • Maryam E.M Posted August 1, 2018 1:23 am

    Heartbreak burns
    Not the eyes, not the face, not the heart
    It burns the spirit
    The soul

  • Vanessa Kuhl Posted August 1, 2018 2:17 am

    It’s driving around until you run out of gas because going home is too painful.

  • Abi Opall Posted August 1, 2018 3:25 am

    Heartbreak is like, plunging deeper and deeper into the sea, longing to stop breathing, desiring to get swallowed up by the blackness beneath…but alas you don’t.

    The pain is unrelenting, lungs pained with water, choking to breathe, until like a lifeguard, you are rescued from the depth of its thoughts…

  • Elsa Mullins Posted August 1, 2018 3:29 am

    I was a writer; I always had been. But heartbreak made my backbone shiver, fingertips quiver, so that I could not even muster a word.

  • Anne Hollister Posted August 1, 2018 3:39 am

    Unmoored at your most vulnerable, pained by the ache of potential. A deep intake of breath followed by a quivering exhale.

  • Gabriella R Posted August 1, 2018 4:02 am

    Heartbreak is slamming the door behind you. Heartbreak is sliding the key under the mat, just in case that door ever leads you home again.

  • Ewington Black Posted August 1, 2018 4:05 am

    There’s nothing manufactured about heartbreak as the open wounds are real, they throb and tighten your chest, knot up your throat and make you sick to your stomach. A wealth of overwhelming, can’t-catch-your-breath emotions with an inconceivable end.

  • Lynn Denise Posted August 1, 2018 4:19 am

    Heartbreak is the shattering of a part of you that you never quite understood had so much depth to it, and only through the shattering, can you finally understand how alive you actually are. Then, the only way to heal your wounds is to pour love and light into them, to let it flow into the fissures and cracks until you own them as love’s beautiful imperfections.

  • Laura Dyet Posted August 1, 2018 5:01 am

    And now I see you more but not more often.

  • Naomi Jurczak Posted August 1, 2018 5:40 am

    Love is the silent space between words and heartbreak is the words being taken away.

  • Ping Sheng Posted August 1, 2018 5:53 am

    Throw denial in a bowl with disappointment and anger. Sprinkle broken trust and feelings of hopelessness on top. Ride the roller coaster recipe of emotions.

    With time, this cake will set and eventually turn into acceptance … When it’s ready, you’ll eat it and be able to taste the icing full of bittersweet memories that leave a sour residue of a strained smile.

  • Phoebe Jones Posted August 1, 2018 8:58 am

    Pure, unadulterated deprivation. The sudden, cataclysmic emptiness of an inevitable disaster: presence so big there seems nothing beyond, sound so loud that nothing is heard.

  • Amba A
    Amba A Posted August 1, 2018 10:26 am

    I gave him all of the air in our room, he still pulled on the little left in my wind pipe.

    It’s like the person who could completely feel me, even when all my words fail me and help others understand me has taken my pen away and dried out all my Ink, even though he knows I am mute .

  • Christiana Roberts
    Christiana Roberts Posted August 1, 2018 2:11 pm

    This breathing body remains a house but its heart no longer feels like home. The window of your lungs has been lifted, losing more than air.

  • Mayas
    Mayas Posted August 1, 2018 3:15 pm

    On the outside you look whole, inside you are hole.

  • RJ Danley
    RJ Danley Posted August 1, 2018 4:31 pm

    At any moment while driving a rock can impact a car’s windshield, leaving a barely perceptible crack or a gaping hole. Heartbreak is living a continual loop of that moment of impact and simultaneously being the rock, driver, and windshield.

  • Dionysuslove
    Dionysuslove Posted August 1, 2018 4:56 pm

    It’s like a fire, burning inside of you, and it hurts, oh it hurts.
    What you don’t realize until later, is that it should;
    it’s cleansing you, inside and out.

  • Elise Carr
    Elise Carr Posted August 1, 2018 6:33 pm

    A second skin ripped from your very being, the ache penetrates your core.
    Amid the chaos of agony, you’re yet to sense it but now freedom is also yours.

  • Martha Doyle
    Martha Doyle Posted August 1, 2018 8:29 pm

    Heartbreak is:
    An overwhelming sense of grief, the loss of something intangible and the rupture of emotion that has no comparison.
    It is the loss of something you didn’t know
    you needed in the first place.

  • Jessica Segal
    Jessica Segal Posted August 1, 2018 8:36 pm

    It will feel like something has been stolen from you, ripped out of your hands. You have two choices: let the grief of your loss engulf you or channel your spite into self-empowerment.

  • Celine Paris
    Celine Paris Posted August 1, 2018 8:45 pm

    You find something beautiful
    And then you lose it
    It is a cruel emptiness
    As the heart keeps searching
    For something that was never really yours
    And you wonder…
    If you’ll ever feel whole again

  • Aerial Perez
    Aerial Perez Posted August 1, 2018 10:50 pm

    Who knew having less of you, would make me completely lose myself.

  • Mary Klie
    Mary Klie Posted August 1, 2018 11:21 pm

    Heartbreak is a wrenching reminder that we are born to love, lose, fear and rebuild with feverent desire.

  • SadianneJoyce
    SadianneJoyce Posted August 1, 2018 11:23 pm

    Imagine feeling every possible emotion this world has to offer. While you are doing this, imagine feeling absolutely nothing at the same damn time – that my friend, is the feeling of heartbreak.

  • Ally Foster
    Ally Foster Posted August 1, 2018 11:37 pm

    Love resigns. Loss reigns.

  • Angelmxria
    Angelmxria Posted August 2, 2018 1:41 am

    What you thought would be a never-ending fairytale was cut short with a cold harsh period. It couldn’t even amount to a simple sentence, but rather was a flawed fragment…

  • Kelly Newsom
    Kelly Newsom Posted August 2, 2018 3:02 am

    No one and nothing in the world can make you feel better when the one you love is indifferent to you. Love’s indifference is heartbreak.

  • Courtney Meadors
    Courtney Meadors Posted August 2, 2018 11:41 am

    You’re drowning on the inside, so you try to drown out the drowning with something else. But once that subsides, your chest still feels like it’s about to burst with the original weight.

  • Snow Didn't Bite The Apple
    Snow Didn't Bite The Apple Posted August 2, 2018 12:15 pm

    There’s no sun, no moon
    No time, just pain.

  • SachaMETTLE
    SachaMETTLE Posted August 2, 2018 1:05 pm

    In my feelings, SnapChat stalk on
    aeroplane mode,
    and drink.
    Revenge body,
    swipe left, savage sass;
    ‘Yo big head’
    -Did this fuck boy really think?

  • Sara Gatti
    Sara Gatti Posted August 2, 2018 1:05 pm

    I shed you like old skin building since the last time I let myself remember–
    to feel what it was to have you
    and to lose you.

  • Michelle White
    Michelle White Posted August 2, 2018 4:10 pm

    Heartbreak is the complicated, consuming experience of vulnerability, where sorrow, anger, grief and confusion show up in your heart at that same time.

  • Robin McBroom
    Robin McBroom Posted August 2, 2018 8:13 pm

    You will find yourself, at 2am, sobbing on the bathroom floor. And with your head pressed against the cold tile, you will stare through tear-soaked eyes, at a bobby pin partially wedged under the baseboard.

  • Jesskatz71
    Jesskatz71 Posted August 2, 2018 8:24 pm

    Heartbreak brings you to the floor. It’s the wail you never knew you had inside you.

  • Jessica Mills
    Jessica Mills Posted August 2, 2018 9:52 pm

    Heartbreak is an uphill battle and a downward spiral all at once. It has a numbing effect on your senses while you continuously fight to feel whole again.

  • Jennifer Toczynski
    Jennifer Toczynski Posted August 3, 2018 3:57 am

    The feeling of your soul slowly drifting away as it dies, hollowing your core of any joy or happiness, while somehow still maintaining a heartbeat. A deafening silence where laughter and “I love you’s“ once echoed merrily, from lips which now whisper to someone else…that is heartbreak.

  • Jenna Bellagamba
    Jenna Bellagamba Posted August 3, 2018 10:59 am

    The pummel of your heartbeat is all you hear and panic all you feel when the sudden regret hits you at the peak of a roller coaster. Gripping madly, stiffened in fear, you dare not look and hope you survive, deep down knowing you’ll be fine- that there is an end, you will get off-braver… wilder…and maybe, just maybe, you’ll have enjoyed the ride.

  • Katie Lenz
    Katie Lenz Posted August 3, 2018 7:27 pm

    …Petting a dog that’s really a porcupine.
    …Feeling everything in your veins, and nothing against your skin.

  • Katie Lenz
    Katie Lenz Posted August 3, 2018 7:32 pm

    Heartbreak feels like you wrote the words to a song everyone hates. It leaves you questioning reality, trusting misery and studying psychology.

  • Alanna M
    Alanna M Posted August 3, 2018 9:07 pm

    I used to be like you. You roam free with your soul intact, heart so fresh I am painfully aware of my own, bleeding for those I can’t protect, pulling my toes out of the waves of grief, knowing it’s only a matter of time before its high tide and I am under.

  • Bbaily
    Bbaily Posted August 4, 2018 1:18 pm

    The proper name of heartbreak is grief. There is no body, no ceremony, but there is surely death—of the shared, luminous life you had once imagined; of the illusion, now empty, that your happiness rests in your own hands; and, worst of all, of the fragile, budding belief that, despite everything, and against all odds, you are worthy of love.

  • Gabriela Stranska
    Gabriela Stranska Posted August 5, 2018 5:51 am

    Time stops,
    second is a lifetime.
    Take a new breath,
    you are alive.

  • Joanne Mulquiney
    Joanne Mulquiney Posted August 5, 2018 6:39 am

    Like a tree hollow.
    A piece of you is missing and it never truly heals, but my darling you keep standing tall showing the world how beautiful you are, even when you’re not whole.

  • Newtoh01
    Newtoh01 Posted August 5, 2018 5:58 pm

    Heartbreak. It’s a paradox.

  • Grace Incoll
    Grace Incoll Posted August 6, 2018 5:15 am


    “I can’t explain what heartbreak is” she said, as she sat with unsteady hands slowly restitching the cracks of her heart that opened the day he walked away.

  • Shitmo Tsuki
    Shitmo Tsuki Posted August 6, 2018 9:11 am

    Holding a hand of a life you know is quietly slipping through your fingers like sand,
    But her grip was tight even if she could not speak.

  • Jamie LeCaire
    Jamie LeCaire Posted August 6, 2018 12:17 pm

    The throbbing ache of heartbreak radiating through mind and body is the souls demonstration of our capacity for love. If weathered attentively and tended to with care it will bring strength, resilience and a deeper understanding of self.

  • Rachelbraund
    Rachelbraund Posted August 6, 2018 6:35 pm

    Heart break is a dream where your house is crumbling down on you and as each brick falls it knocks the air out of you again and again. But then you wake up to realize it wasn’t a dream and the last wall of bricks comes crushing down on you.

  • Simran Gill
    Simran Gill Posted August 6, 2018 9:42 pm

    Heartbreak is when you feel something inside you break and bleed but when you try to find the wound, you see nothing.

  • Angelique Von Löbbecke
    Angelique Von Löbbecke Posted August 7, 2018 7:24 am

    Have you ever asked yourself how it would be to loose your arm – You know it’s not yet there anymore, but your whole being has not adapted to it you can still feel it.

    You know you you can probably live on without it but you don’t know if you will ever get over it not being there anymore .

  • E.morrell
    E.morrell Posted August 7, 2018 12:21 pm

    We kissed once,
    and I realize now it might be a minute before I find someone else
    who touches my hair
    like it holds holy secrets.

    I mean that and my speed dial line up is shot to hell.

  • Mhs112
    Mhs112 Posted August 7, 2018 2:46 pm

    A detachment from the paradise you create in a hellish world . Heartbreak is a harsh reality.

  • Grace Incoll
    Grace Incoll Posted August 8, 2018 3:19 am


    I don’t know why we call it heartbreak? When lost love shatters every part of your body.
    Leaving your soul, like broken bits of charcoal, sprawled on the bathroom floor- a cold dismembered jigsaw.

  • Lauren Holton
    Lauren Holton Posted August 8, 2018 12:31 pm

    Heartbreak means being left with just your thoughts, your mind and nowhere to run from it. That’s the breaking part.

  • Becca Keith
    Becca Keith Posted August 8, 2018 1:46 pm

    Heartbreak is a great and continuous reorganizing of the way things were.

  • Ali Miller
    Ali Miller Posted August 8, 2018 2:09 pm

    Heartbreak is the doctor telling you your newborn twins will not survive, as your heart and arms begin to ache with emptiness.

    Heartbreak is continuing through life not knowing what could have been and should have been reality.

  • Soph Brock
    Soph Brock Posted August 9, 2018 2:18 am

    Heartbreak is paradoxically the most detrimental and beautiful thing you will ever go through. It’s crashing out of a version of yourself, and desperately grasping for another.

  • Soph Brock
    Soph Brock Posted August 9, 2018 2:22 am

    Indescribable agony. Every emotion you have ever felt and nowhere to hide.

  • Dmh_my
    Dmh_my Posted August 9, 2018 5:26 am

    The weight of an ocean lies on your chest, with your lungs aching it pushes you further down the abyss.
    You see the light you was leaning towards fading away, knowing the darkness won’t let you go home.

  • C. McC.
    C. McC. Posted August 11, 2018 7:02 pm

    I am trying to mend. There is also a part that wishes he would rip out the seams.

  • Carmen Corchado
    Carmen Corchado Posted August 12, 2018 1:28 am

    Realizing there really is no hope left, no “it’s going to get better” anymore and you really can’t do anything about it. You sit there and hope for the day that your heart doesn’t sink when that realization randomly pops into your head.

  • Sophie Leane
    Sophie Leane Posted August 14, 2018 5:09 pm

    Heartbreak is realising that you didn’t loan your heart out, you gave it.
    It is realising that you will only recover when you build yourself another.

  • Libby Borman
    Libby Borman Posted August 15, 2018 1:12 am

    Heartbreak is a constant contradiction; it is the definition of holding on, and finally, it is letting go

  • M.louise.greenwood
    M.louise.greenwood Posted August 15, 2018 6:18 pm

    Heartbreak… pain and longing that rips through you relentlessly… is the ultimate test of resiliency, power and grace. Because when you feel this pain, when that love is gone, you wonder how you will make it to the next day… and yet you do.

  • Alex Sagnella
    Alex Sagnella Posted August 15, 2018 11:53 pm

    Heartbreak is like you drank too much and you’re already sick. And there’s nothing you can do but ride it out until it’s over.

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