Love Letters

July 2009

Each month, we post love letters that were submitted by SmartGirls like you. For your chance to be published on SmartGirl, submit your love letter!

Dear Strawberries

Dear Strawberries,

I love your yum round redness. You're so sweet and delicious. You're not like those other berries, the big ones from the store. They look perfect, but they have no taste. No, Strawberries; you're from a local farm, and you're small and vari-colored and a little misshapen. If I didn't know any better, I'd cringe when I saw you. But I know better. You're the best. You worked hard to grow. When I eat you, you're sweet and nummy. I have lots of you in my tummy. I can't wait for next June.

The Berry Picker

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Dear You #5

Dear You #5,

I see your face everywhere I go now, and I really want to be with you, but I know at the same time I have to get over you. I will imagine your face every day, but I will remember it as the best person I ever lovED. NOT love. Which will be hard, but I'm trying. I really am. I still hope you don't think I'm a creepy stalker, and I miss you very much. Also, I still wonder: do you miss me? Do you even care about me? And why did you say you used to like me but not anymore on my birthday party day?

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Dear Caroline

Dear Caroline,

I know that I broke your heart by being a total jerk to you for the last year. We were so happy together I was almost postive that after college (high school) I was going to propose to you! You were all I could think about for three and a half years. The thing that changed my heart was the tenth grade. Social standing was really important and I was different than you. I didn't know who I was, so I decided that we weren't going to be together. The shallow thing was that I didn't even tell you we were through. I am so sorry. I really love you and just want you to know that for that whole year I was away from you, every day you were on my mind. When you walked past me in school, I wanted to get on my knees and beg for your forgiveness. Please call me when you get this. I still love you with all of me.


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You are my high school sweetheart

You are my high school sweetheart.

When I thought you were so annoying in class and told you to leave me alone, you finally would and I would wish that I hadn't said anything.
When you are with other girls I get jealous and wish you were with me.
I love you, and I have for over a year, now. When you look at me, touch me, talk to me, or smile at me I get a load of butterflies in my stomach. I just wish you would understand my feelings for you, and I hate that I have lost you as a friend. I miss you so much, I just wish there could be an us.

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Preschool (that's your nickname),

I have never loved someone so much in my life, but lately I've been hearing rumors that you've fallen for someone else. I just want you to know that wherever you go, whatever you do, and whoever you choose, I will love you!

I have been in many relationships and broken many hearts, but I can't break yours, no matter how much you hurt me. I will love you. Even if we never talk, I will always remember my favorite relationship. Ours.

Love, Tiffany

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Dear Painter

Dear Painter,

Since the day I met you, I have been secretly crushing on you, but I have been playing hard to get. And I love it!! The way you smile and the way you touch me makes me feel so grateful that you know what makes me happy and what makes me sad, and when I am down you are like my personal sun! If you ever decide to move on, I will always love you, no matter how much you hurt me. I want you to know I am here if you ever need me!

Painter lover :)

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Dear Preschool

Dear Preschool,
I am really happy you have followed you heart and chosen me. But recently you have came to me and told me you didn't want to hurt me anymore. Then you looked me in the eyes and told me you love me. Then you lowered to one knee, pulled out a ring, and asked my hand in marrige. I cried, and I got the feeling you thought I was happy, but I felt miserable. Is that normal? It's because I knew it was wrong to get married at such a young age. I asked you if you could wait a few years until the wedding to when we were at least old enough to vote. You have not responded, and I am really starting to get worried. I hope you follow your heart like you did before. I am the one for you, and I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Just not now. I love you.
Love, Tiffany

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You know...

You know... I like you.

It's been like that for a while. Now You will know in the next few days. I' nervous, scared, embarrassed.

Great. Don't get mad. It's me.

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My First Love

You don't know how much I miss you. We've been together for a long time, through so many bad and good times, and now that we are so far apart, I feel that I'm not going to ever be happy like I was when we were together.

Our families don't want us to be together, but we both know we don't care, because we love each other very much and have sacrificed so many things to be together. Now we are too far from each other. You chose to pick the bad path, and now we can't be together.

I love and always will remember my first love...

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Dear James

Dear James,

I love your soft pink skin. It is gentle. When we talk, it means a lot to me. I want to be more than friends. There is nothing standing in the way of me and you. I love your dark red hair. It is fun trying to style it. I hope you like me, too.


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I didn't just love you

I didn't just love you, you were my best friend. I trusted you with everything and we even would finish each other's sentences. I just want you to know that even though you moved on, I'm still here, caring and thinking of you every day. I love you so much more than you'll ever know. I just wish you felt the same way. But we all have to move on and cherish the memories...Right?

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Dear *Dally

Dear *Dally,

You are the prince of my dreams, the knight who will come rescue me from my darkness. All I think about day and night is you. Will you ever come to realize that I may be the one? I love you always. Know that I am the one you are looking for.

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I know that you are smart and all, but did you ever know that you were my first love? The one I really loved when we were young? I haven't seen you in a while. I bet you are mature and have forgotten me, but never will I forget you.

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Dear Andy

Dear Andy,

I know you are troublesome and irritating and perverted. But over the times, I have fallen in love with you. I don't know why. I am just a quiet girl who doesn't fit in the category of liking you. I hope you never find out, because one day I will be embarassed by it.

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You were the first one to love me.

You were the first one to love me.
I was the last one to know.
You hurt me
Because I hurt you
And neither of us knew it.

I feel guilty for not loving you back
Because it hurts you.
I'd love to say "I know how you feel"
But it's more complicated than that.
How can I hurt you and comfort you all at once?

To answer your question, yes.
I do love you.
But not the way you'd like me to.
And I'm sorry.

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Dear Ben

Dear Ben,
I think you are cute, funny, and sweet. I loved it when we sat next to each other and got in trouble for talking together. I wish you feel the same.

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Dear Steven

Dear Steven,

I really don't care if you choose to read this or not.
Anyway, I wanted to tell you I lied. About liking you. Never, ever have I liked you. Maybe Day 1, sure, but on Day 2, I loved you.

You came into my life without me noticing. Life used to be black and white simple. But when you came, things got complicated. The world, in my mind, had color. Flowers seemed to bloom when you passed by. Then, I instantly knew you were my picture--the picture I drew of a boy and a girl together, happy.

Destiny has chosen us, and I'm glad.

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Dear Ben

Dear Ben,

I remember in the end of fourth grade when I thought you were cute. Your smile I loved, your laugh, and just you. I hope you feel the same.


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Dear *

Dear *,
You have no idea how much you mean to me.

Everywhere I go, there's something that manages to remind me of you; I can't get away. I am almost sure we are meant to be. I look at you and I manage to lose interest in all my worries, and it just feels like it's me and you in the room.

I know you like me; there's not one person that hasn't noticed it, but if you don't say something soon, there's no future for us,
And...and...I love you (you).

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Dear Zach

Dear Zach,

I want to tell you what I'm feeling but I don't know how to start. I want to tell you, but now I'm afraid that you might break my heart. Oh, why should anything so easy ever be so hard to do? I want to tell you what I'm feeling and to say that I love you. I'll love you forever and always.


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My Dear AJ

My heart is you
I have no control
I was born to love
You are my heart
AJ, I love you
I'm in love with you
I melt when you smile
Your laugh is like music to me
Your eyes are beautiful
But you belong to her
My heart is taken
I will forever feel for you
My dear heart, all my love to AJ
You hold my heart
It's always and forever yours

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I'm keeping this letter private

Dear Him,

I'm keeping this letter private
By hiding your name
Saving you the embarrassment
And the shame
Of having someone like me
Have a crush on you
When you think
I despise you
I despise you
Because of my heart
That was torn in half
When you said you liked my best friend
And here I am
Feeling all betrayed
Writing this poem
So I don't cry

But I've been trying to tell you
For about a year now
It's just that
I like you
I really like you
And I probably never will stop liking you
Taking my memories with you and me
To the grave

Alexandra A.

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Looking into the glistening sky

Looking into the glistening sky
Shining from the moonlight
I wonder to myself,
If you were here
Lookin' at the dreamy
Night when
I glance at you
When you turn
I blush
You smile
Then I meet with
Your gleaming eyes
Sparkling in the night sky
Just to say
The magic words
Then you fade into the night
I just wish this dream were real
And you'd be here tonight
I love you

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That Special Moment

That special moment
That special time
When you looked at me
I thought the moment
Had come, I thought about
Making my move, then I thought I
Would just make a fool out of myself
So at that very moment I just turned away
You started to run toward me
At that moment I knew you were
About to make your move, but instead of making your
Move, you just stood there for a second
Then you said that I dropped something
I felt like I would just make a fool out of myself so then
I turned away at the very moment you yelled my name
I didn't know what to think
Then you just paused again for what seemed to be
A long time, then the moment came...

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What we had was special,
What we had was pure
But I was a bit overprotective,
So you escorted me to the door.
I know that you still love me,
I can see it in your eyes
I don't to be the person that you hate and despise
We were so good together
And I'm truly sorry for
All the confusion I caused you
When you pushed me out the door
I know that you're amazing,
Perfect in every way
I know that you're the one for me,
So please don't let what we once had painfully slip away.
Lucy I love you,
And you still love me too
I want you in my arms forever
And I know you want me too

Robbie, forever yours if you want me

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Brandon, it is hard for me to tell you this.


It is hard for me to tell you this.
I am not just this little girl anymore. Instead, I'm a woman now.
I've been hiding this pain inside of me for so long now that when I think of you, I break apart.
I don't want to love you.
I need you to love me again.
I cannot see myself without you even though I truly know it is the end.
"Wo Ai Ni," I can say to myself when I am alone. I do not speak Japanese in front of you, knowing that if I do, you'll never understand the hatred I feel against you.
But I love you.
And you left.
You left me!
You're Stargirl, as Jerry Spinelli would say.
You were my Leo; I was your Stargirl.
You do not see the pain you've caused me.
You do not see that little girl now. You see the grown up in this broken body.
The one who tries to find that purity of happiness she once had when she was with you...
But you took it.

You're dead to me.

I miss you.
I hate you.
I love you.
I miss you so much!
Why did you go? You left the only star in the sky to fall upon this earth, shatter the atmosphere as you fell, and caused another star to fall in love with you!
You make it hard to love you. I do not want to love you but I do...
"Wo Ai Ni," I can now say. 'I Love you' in Japanese...
You never really wanted to hear me say those words.

You aren't truly dead... it just feels like it. You aren't here anymore to lay in my bed. I can't remember your touch... your face.
I forgot how you acted, how you laughed. How you were...
I don't get you.
You took my virginty, you took it away. I loved having you there, gazing into my eyes. They seemed to smile...
But when I do get to see you... they fill with an endless regret.
They seem to talk to me, your eyes. "It was just one night."
One night... one night that changed me. Two weeks of seeing you at my house.
A year where you gave me your heart. I had already given you my heart but you didn't seem to notice that I did.
But you broke me.
You tore my heart apart... you ripped the thread that sewn it together (I was broken before you) and tossed the remains in the closest trash bin and left me...
For my best friend.

You came to me one day and handed me a used condom. I remember it so clearly.
"I used it on Penny," you said and turned. You didn't even say goodbye.
You had just taken a part of me with you that one day.
The day you broke me... the day you two broke me.

Brandon... that one beautiful name... Brandon. It makes my tongue tingle.
I love to say that name!
But I hate it because you own it.

And you don't seem to care that you did this horrible thing to me.

I love you. But I don't.

Reina. <3

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I am this mask

I am...This mask
I am strong,
But weak
I am brave,
But scared
I am outgoing,
But I am shy
I am happy,
But I am sad,
I wish I didn't have to wear
This mask
I want to be who
I ought to be
and live
My dreams...
Only if they were

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Children Are Pure

Children are pure
Children are miracles
Though something we often see
Children's lives are filled with precious dreams
And stuffed with many wishes
Someone like this is what I strive to be
Love the children
Hug them every day
And if you really mean it
You might be as pure as them again someday

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When I'm Alone

The things that I see when I am alone are only images of you, my darling. You are like everything to me.


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Dear Gary

Dear Gary,

I see your face in my dreams, and I think you're the one I want to be with. Please say you want to be with me, too.

Your one and only, Taiya

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Dear Jay

Dear Jay,

You have no idea how much I miss those days in 6th period English back in freshman year. The way you smiled, looked at me, and joked around with me made me feel vibrant. Even after the incident that occurred later this year, you still managed to look at me the way you do.
But why be sooo shy? I don't bite. Is it because you feel the same way as I do? I know I may overreact about my feelings, but you are so special to me. Every little thing that happens to you makes a whole part of me hurt. I care for you, I want to be around you and get to know you even more. You're an amazing person, and I know they don't often tell you that.
I may not be ready to start a relationship at this time, but when I am ready, I want you to be my first. I know that there are a billion people in the world, but right now I only want you.

Yours truly, Rachey<3

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Select a month and year for more poems:


  1. Dear Caroline
  2. Lucy
  3. When I'm Alone
  4. Dear Strawberries
  5. Dear You #5
  6. You are my high school sweetheart
  7. Preschool
  8. Dear Painter
  9. Dear Preschool
  10. You know...
  11. My First Love
  12. Dear James
  13. I didn't just love you
  14. Dear *Dally
  15. Noah
  16. Dear Andy
  17. You were the first one to love me.
  18. Dear Ben
  19. Dear Steven
  20. Dear Ben
  21. Dear *
  22. Dear Zach
  23. My Dear AJ
  24. I'm keeping this letter private
  25. Looking into the glistening sky
  26. That Special Moment
  27. Brandon, it is hard for me to tell you this.
  28. I am this mask
  29. Children Are Pure
  30. Dear Gary
  31. Dear Jay