What will you do?


If, you don’t want me
What can I do?
If, you don’t feel the same way
I guess that means we’re really through

If, you smile at me
I’ll have to turn away
If, you try to be my friend
I’ll have to build more walls in my day

If, I plead for your affections
And your answer is always the same
If, I tell you I love you
Maybe I can win you back by making a change

If, I never met you
Would I be better off now?
If, our paths never crossed
Maybe this pain would stop somehow

If, we could turn back time
And you could remember the perfection of our kiss
If, we started over
We could begin again with a new magical bliss


If, only I could tell you

If, you only knew
My heart is breaking
Dear love,

Without you

Joie Schmidt © Copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved.


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  • goodselfme on Dec 7, 2008

    Oh this pain that I know so well. I feel so deeply sorry that you know this pain enough to express it so poignantly here. I wish you peace and that you know you made the right decision.

  • Inna Tysoe on Dec 7, 2008

    You expressed that very well.


  • Ben Johnson on Dec 7, 2008

    The confusion of love and its demise well told here. Great picture to go with it as well.

  • roberto sardelli on Dec 7, 2008

    Well expressed, I know that feeling all well myself Liane. Very well written as usual my dear friend.

    God Bless and take care

  • Westbrook on Dec 7, 2008

    Most of us have experienced this pain. You have puts words to it. The biggest problem in this situation is not knnowing the truth.

  • Unofre Pili on Dec 7, 2008

    Nice work as usual. Tragic yet romantic.

  • tilted on Dec 7, 2008

    OMG I’m in love this is beautiful my # is — — —-

  • BC Doan on Dec 7, 2008

    Very nice, romantic, and I can go on adding more “if” since the flow is so inspiring..

  • Frederick Zammit on Dec 7, 2008

    It touched my heart and reminded me about a story of 10 years ago. Good work

  • Blue Buttefly on Dec 7, 2008

    Wow! very romantic.

  • Kim Buck on Dec 7, 2008

    Very romantic and very heartbreaking.

  • S M Blomker on Dec 7, 2008

    I like the poem very much. Pain and heartache usely run together when your heart has broken. I’ve lost a love once that I wish I could have gotten back…thank you for your writing….s.m.blomker

  • Will Gray on Dec 7, 2008

    Such a wonderful piece! I can sincereley relate to this!

  • Jasin on Dec 7, 2008

    Sad poem, love lost is hard but love not understood is worse.

  • bread on Dec 7, 2008

    I loved it.

  • Matt H on Dec 7, 2008

    I really like this :) Great expression

  • Joshua Miguel on Dec 7, 2008

    your work is full of emotions. great work!

  • gigisimbre on Dec 7, 2008

    very well written, and i could just feel it.

  • KathySpring on Dec 7, 2008

    This was really moving. Thank you for sharing

  • James DeVere on Dec 7, 2008

    Nice rhyme. I really liked the comma after the if. Punctuation is a great way to build rhythms and give the reader space to breath.

    Well done . j

  • luctus Corvus on Dec 7, 2008

    love is this
    love is bliss
    put in beat
    like that of heart
    made to pain and tear you apart
    luctus corvus

  • Gabriel Knight on Dec 7, 2008

    This is something that is easy to relate to. Good job of expressing it.

  • Poetic Enigma on Dec 7, 2008

    This is a great poem,
    very beautifully written,
    Definately heart touching

  • Michelle~Parker on Dec 7, 2008

    Wow, Your in a league of your own. You have definately have a talent for poetry as this poem brought tears to my eyes. Anything be it a book or a movie if it makes you laugh or cry then it is mere perfection. You have successfully moved us all.
    With love and blessings,
    Love Shelley.

  • rileyd on Dec 8, 2008

    It’s a graet poem,very touching,I loved it.

  • xoxo on Dec 8, 2008

    Lonesome… romantic poem…

  • King Coil on Dec 8, 2008

    I can relate to those feelings well and how it wreaks havoc on
    the heart. It is powerfully written and elevates from line
    to line.

  • Dendro Azures on Dec 8, 2008

    Wonderful poem. Filled with emotion. Loved it.

  • The Quail on Dec 8, 2008

    Very beautiful.

  • Bren Parks on Dec 8, 2008

    Quite Lovely.

  • The Daily Digital on Dec 8, 2008

    I have felt this way, as well as leaving other in smoldering in this path. Very much felt.

  • dayes on Dec 8, 2008

    it struck a chord.

  • bhahmz on Dec 8, 2008

    OMG! I just love your poems!! =>
    THat was the best love poem I think I have EVER read!
    Keep it up =)

  • Liffy on Dec 8, 2008

    this can relate to just about everyone i know me deffinatly. well expressed. great pictures!

  • Burning Ice on Dec 9, 2008

    I thought you’re talking to me! :) ) Nice work, I felt shivers down my spine…

  • andrea on Dec 9, 2008

    nice work , it was good

  • shafi choudhury on Dec 9, 2008

    What i lovely poem! I should say you are a very talanted writer! No wonder you get soo many views. May everything workout right for both of you!
    Please keep writing

  • sarahe1981 on Dec 9, 2008

    way to go, beautiful write!

  • Katie Emily on Dec 9, 2008

    Loved the poem. It was very well written and very colorful. Great job.

  • xxEverWanderingxxo on Dec 9, 2008

    The pain in this really comes across, great job *hugs*

  • BoJack454@Triond on Dec 9, 2008

    Like many others have said here,I know this one too.You said it all so well,and were strong enough to share this with others.This is a pain that only you can know the measure of.

  • akilah on Dec 9, 2008

    Wow! Me know all so well…. it sucks…. but the poem was written so nicely. I enjoyed it.

  • -agape- on Dec 9, 2008

    Very nice… I so can relate to this poem *sigh*.

  • Vanja Kovacic on Dec 10, 2008

    This poem is absolutely terrific! I especially liked the way you were able to convey so much emotion practically solely through questions. I also like the language very much, so simple and direct and perfect for getting the point across.

    I am relatively new here and am just browsing through the poems and yours really touched me. A great poem!

  • jfkberdan on Dec 10, 2008

    right! It’s a great poem.

  • Deana Lynn on Dec 10, 2008

    Completely moved!!

  • Lily River on Dec 10, 2008

    I have a similar situation and I was absolutely moved!

  • A M McDonald on Dec 10, 2008

    very touching! Seems like someone out there is breaking your heart. Im very sorry if thats the case!!!

  • TommyP on Dec 10, 2008

    What guy in his right mind would not want you?!? Look at all the love directed at you in these comments (not to mention all the other poems/articles) Whoever this guy is HE\’S the one missing out!
    Or maybe he\’s intimidated by your level of intelligence, beauty commitment, or any number of other insecurities we all have.
    I\’ve never even met you and I love you!!! ;-) ~

  • nobert soloria bermosa on Dec 10, 2008

    another lovely piece of poetry,you are well-loved,keep it up

  • AC Hamilton III on Dec 10, 2008

    Awesome! Truly deep and real world stuff. I felt it. Keep up the good work.

  • Ruby Hawk on Dec 10, 2008

    Its a sweet lovely thing to be in love. take care, Ruby

  • HatedNation on Dec 11, 2008

    I like the street Grafiti..

  • anonomous on Dec 11, 2008

    i so wish i could turn back time as i fear my relationship is going to end up there, hes becoming all sexual and less loving oh im startring to think i liked it better when he lied to me
    i love him i worship him and im only waiting for him to show me the same, hes strying and he nvr notices when he slips back into his old self but i fear tat he’ll forget wat true love is again when hes just found it

  • r. porter on Dec 11, 2008

    Very nice! I like your clean use of rhyme. It usually is not that big a deal to rhyme, but you have a good style.

  • Anthony M Jones on Dec 11, 2008

    “Awesome! Truly deep and real world stuff. I felt it. Keep up the good work.”

    I agree completely

  • Cynthia Bartlett on Dec 11, 2008

    I really enjoyed reading your poem.

  • Lostash on Dec 11, 2008

    Another fine piece, with great pictures too.

  • JOSELITO B BISENIO on Dec 11, 2008

    as always, this is another blockbuster hit!!!

  • girish on Dec 12, 2008

    read my love poems you will find the way to earn your beloved`s love

  • Christina Gubbels on Dec 12, 2008

    Great! The story of my marriage! Inspiring, and thoughts for me to ponder on.

  • Buck Finkle on Dec 12, 2008

    Really good job!

  • Mr Smiles on Dec 12, 2008

    very nice, I really liked it

  • april on Dec 13, 2008

    i the poem is great. thats exactly how i feel about this one guy.

  • Milton H Peebles III on Dec 15, 2008

    I feel that

  • Christiine Ramsay on Dec 17, 2008

    I really feel for you through this poem. So sad yet so beautiful.


  • Izzy Daniels on Dec 21, 2008

    I thought it was a beautiful use of poetry. nice work

  • Angie0000023 on Jan 7, 2009

    This was very good and I very much enjoyed reading it. You r a good writer. I liked it. Good picture choices also btw.

    And thank youf for commenting some of my stuff. It means alot to me.

  • Lizzie Green on Jan 8, 2009

    Just beautiful x

  • trishia on Jan 8, 2009

    Poetry at it’s best! This truly is a pouring out of heart write.

  • Eva Ohil on Jan 11, 2009

    This is wonderful, and beautiful, and hear-wrenching all at once. I can feel the emotion of this piece beating in my own heart!

    Absolutely perfect.

    Yours truly,

    Eva Ohil

  • Reilley on Jan 15, 2009

    Point well taken, and I am glad you included this link in another article, or I would have missed this poem.

  • Shannon on Feb 23, 2009

    That was beautiful poem. Very ell written and I love the picture of the half of heart.a-girl-on-a-mission

  • sunshines on Feb 24, 2009

    This is the exact pain i feel, i wish i would know if he loves me too…want him to be my other half, make the pain go away, as he is the one….for me

  • sunshines on Feb 24, 2009

    wish he lets me know, the pain is so much, and can not let go, only if i would know if he feels the same as what i feel too…

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  • sandie on May 7, 2009

    I liked this, not sure about the last bit after the picture, i don.t think you need this.

  • Sushant94 on Jan 19, 2010

    <3 this!

  • LOVELYHONEY on Jan 29, 2010

    ur so marvellous

    we all know

    and love to read u

    more and more


  • hollysoholly on Jun 17, 2010

    Well done!! Lovely!

  • LOVELYHONEY on Oct 16, 2010

    what fool were to be born
    who would turn his back ,
    where such lovely petal like love is born
    and as a gift you give thyself
    what fool would that one be?
    i hope he by now
    has perished

  • Holly Jayne on Oct 17, 2010

    Wonderful writing!

  • papaleng on Oct 17, 2010


  • Haseeb Aslam on Oct 17, 2010

    sucha romantic and beautiful piece of poetry… love it:)

  • Phoenix Montoya on Oct 17, 2010

    Very romantic write, Joie!

  • crisdiwata on Oct 17, 2010

    i can feel the pain, you moved me. well-crafted masterpiece.

  • Anuradha Ramkumar on Oct 17, 2010

    Very beautiful write. Got an opportunity to read one of your beautiful poems.

  • numba1lrics on Mar 11, 2011

    I can definitely relate to this poem. Nice work Joie!

  • Elusive on Jul 23, 2012

    Your poetry is great! I think you’re the one brilliant in your writing.

  • Elusive on Jul 23, 2012

    Your poetry is great! I think you’re the one brilliant in your writing.

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