5 Honest Spoken Word Pieces For The Brokenhearted


For those times you can’t voice out your own feelings



Sometimes feelings get too overwhelming and we have trouble voicing our feelings out. Sometimes the jumble in our heads and the pang in our stomachs are at a war that it leaves no room for words and logic. Sometimes we’re left in a situation we never expected or wanted, and it leaves our minds in a muddled mess and we have a hard time breathing.


During those times, it might be best to let others speak for us.


Dear Ex Lover

Jasmine Mans


Because there was an innocent time in all of our lives when we thought that love could conquer all. And we’ve all had our moment of swallowing the bitter pill that proved to us love wasn’t enough—whether it was forced on you or you stumbled onto it. And sometimes there’s nothing that you can do but accept it and hope it can be corrected eventually.


I’ll tell her to never regret loving in permanent ink and that scars only give your stretch marks something to gossip about.



Sa Pagitan Ka Natagpuan

Maimai Cantillano


Because we all know what the honeymoon phase is and what follows after. We know what it’s like to wonder if you should fight for someone or if you should give up. Because we understand that fighting means endless scars and a constant weight on our shoulders, but that giving up means leaving behind someone that made us smile in the mornings.  


Natagpuan kita sa pigitan ng laban at paalam, nakikipagdigma sa tadhana dahil and sabi mo, iyon ang tama.



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The Type

Sarah Kay


Because sometimes, we lose sight of who we are in the midst of everyone else’s opinions. Sometimes we question our value after being left disappointed, questioning and lost. And when these times creep up from nowhere and everywhere at the same time, we need reminding that we’re worthy and that we owe no one anything, and that we are capable of everything.


Woman, if you grow up the type men want to love, you can let them love you. Being loved is not the same thing as loving.




Neil Hilborn


Because just as we’ve accepted that being alone doesn’t mean being lonely, somebody comes into our lives and shows us exactly what we’ve been missing. Suddenly our embarrassing quirks are adored by someone whose smile makes us happy and our annoying mannerisms are finally seen as endearing. And because even if they leave almost as unexpectedly as they arrived, we can revel in the fact that the feelings were real and—more importantly—possible.


It’s killing me that she can run away from this and I just can’t. I can’t—I can’t go out and find someone new because I always think of her.



More Often Than Sometimes

Shane Koyczan


Because being brokenhearted doesn’t always come in phases—sometimes it comes in moments. When a song reminds us of prom night, or a movie reminds us of a first kiss, or a road takes us back to when his hand first reached for ours, missing them can sometimes become overwhelming all over again.


But the obvious isn’t showing off, it’s only reminding us that time passes and that somewhere along the way, we grow up. Not perfect, but up and out.




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When things start to feel overwhelming, it helps to know that others feel or have felt the same way. It isn’t necessarily a case of misery loves company, but is rather about knowing that company is out there even when we feel our loneliest.