Lost Love Poems
Published: January 3, 2023
The loss of a lover, whether because they have passed on or for any other reason is a heartbreaking experience. Some never fully recover. There might always be a small place in your heart that holds the pain of this experience. This is natural and fine. Even when you find another person to love, it is OK to hold a place for the lover that has passed. You shared something profound together. The previous relationship that you had is not like your new relationship. Every relationship is unique and should be allowed a place in your heart.
37 Poems About Lost Love
Tonight I can write the saddest lines.
Write, for example, 'The night is shattered
and the blue stars shiver in the distance.'
The night wind revolves in the sky and sings.
Tonight I can write the saddest lines.
I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.
Through nights like this one I held her in my arms
I kissed her again and again under the endless sky.
She loved me sometimes, and I loved her too.
How could one not have loved her great still eyes.
Tonight I can write the saddest lines.
To think that I do not have her. To feel that I have lost her.
To hear the immense night, still more immense without her.
And the verse falls to the soul like dew to the pasture.
What does it matter that my love could not keep her.
The night is shattered and she is not with me.
This is all. In the distance someone is singing. In the distance.
My soul is not satisfied that it has lost her.
My sight searches for her as though to go to her.
My heart looks for her, and she is not with me.
The same night whitening the same trees.
We, of that time, are no longer the same.
I no longer love her, that's certain, but how I loved her.
My voice tried to find the wind to touch her hearing.
Another's. She will be another's. Like my kisses before.
Her voice. Her bright body. Her infinite eyes.
I no longer love her, that's certain, but maybe I love her.
Love is so short, forgetting is so long.
Because through nights like this one I held her in my arms
my soul is not satisfied that it has lost her.
Though this be the last pain that she makes me suffer
and these the last verses that I write for her.Featured Shared Story
The poem reminded me of my very true love, someone I dearly adored. Even when he's gone, I feel like the love for him can never end. How could it end? It's imprisoned me in its shackles, and...
2. Love Hate
Of all the emotions a person can feel,
Love is scariest and hardest to heal.
Excitement and mystery impossible to resist.
Promises of magic perpetually persist.
We long for a connection that is as strong as it is true,
But love always does as love wants to do,
So to the emotion of love, I just want to say,
I'm much better off without you; I'm glad you went away,
'Cause I'd much rather live with a heart that can sing,
A smile that struggles to be more than a grin.
I might not be happy, but at least I'm not sad,
Holding onto happiness that I never had,
Love's an impostor, a thief in the night,
Reduces flames to embers that no longer burn bright.
Love captains your emotions and steers your fate.
Love is the only emotion that I truly hate.
3. I Could
I could dream of you forever,
But it wouldn't put me beside you.
I could call your name on end,
But you'll never hear me.
I could ask a million questions,
But I'll never get the answer I want.
I could write a hundred poems,
But you would still never understand.
I could have said it before it was time to leave,
But I said it in a little note.
I could try to forget what I feel,
But I've pushed too much out already.
I could lie to myself,
But lying exhausts the soul.
I could give up on you,
But too much of me still loves you.Featured Shared Story
This poem is deep. It calls you out. I'd been friends with this guy for about 6-7 years. When we first met I remember getting those butterflies, that instant feeling of knowing it was him. I...
I looked for a word to say,
but could not find one that day.
I wished for a word that would stay in your heart,
That would show you exactly what tore us apart.
I hate what you did; I hate you so deeply.
I hate what you said; I hate you so sweetly.
I look at you and cannot tell what's in your eyes.
I talk to you, but all that comes out of your mouth are lies.
I see how you hurt and I don't understand.
All your true feelings are kept in a far away land.
A land we called love,
But now it's destruction.
A land God made from above,
and now we call it seduction.
It's true in a way we both long for each other.
But we both seem to long for another.
Another person we both thought we were,
But now it seems that this person I thought you were is now a blur.
This is a bitter sweet heart that will end in destruction.
And this is a bitter sweet part that needs some construction.
Why I hold on, I do not know why.
I should move on yes, but I'd rather just die.
You caused destruction in my heart.
You caused destruction because you thought it would be smart.
I hate you, I hate you so deeply.
I hate you, but I'm hating you sweetly.Featured Shared Story
Exactly where I am. I hate and love him so deeply at the same time. It's killing me that he shows no remorse for hurting me. He refuses to acknowledge or even try to rectify my pain. It hurts...
5. A Lost Love
There's a pain in my heart that I'm feeling today,
for the love of my life feels further each day.
The sorrow is so much and the pain is so deep.
I've hurt her again' I can't even sleep.
But I now know the problem, the curse of our love.
It was buried inside me, with no sight from above.
And now that I see it, I force it away.
Yet I fear that I've lost her, nevermore can I say
that I love her so deeply and regret all the pain,
and I know it's my fault; no one else can I blame.
And I search for an answer, somewhere above
and hope she'll forgive me and remember our love.
For I can't live without her and could never move on,
for how can one live when what they live for is gone?
Walls are closing around me; I sink slowly each day,
yet I cling to a hope that seems far away
that she will return to me and feel my embrace.
I miss her so badly and the beauty of her face
as she slept there beside me, never knowing the truth,
that I would smile there beside her, and be thankful for the proof
that someone does care, for I have known this angel,
and I'd softly kiss her cheek, the moment so blissful.
And I'd hold her all night and feel so at peace,
yet I never told her these things; now I watch as she flees.
But I know she remembers it, the love that I gave,
and I hope she can forgive me, the cause of her pain.
For like an angel from heaven, she came into my life.
Now I plead one last time, for one last chance to make it right.
Yet I fear it won't heal; how I've ripped us apart,
but I must let her know what's inside this broken heart.
That I love her so much and I've made a mistake,
and I hope she won't leave because it's my heart she will take.
We were in love for so long; I know she remembers.
It started three years ago that night in September.
I will never forget how I felt that cold night;
my breath taken away by the beauty of her sight.
I write these words now with tears in my eyes,
for I love her so much; I sit and I die.
I'm so lost without her, don't want her to go,
not without me saying what I need her to know.
That I've always loved her and miss her each day,
yet the hope that she loves me drifts further away.
I just want her to know how I truly feel,
and to know that my words are nothing but real.
And it doesn't take a special time to make a new start;
it takes only desire and true love from the heart.Featured Shared Story
Today my love has gone. We had a 5-year relationship. Her parents did not agree with marriage due to caste. I love her so much. We had good memories. Now my eyes shed tears when I see her...
Sitting by the river,
Dreaming through my reflection,
I wonder what has happened.
What has caused this distance?
We used to be together,
Cuddling close to each other.
What came between our beautiful love?
I don't know, though I wish to.
I can see you now, not alone
You're holding a hand that's not mine
Where am I? Why not next to you?
Why am I away? I don't understand.
You're smiling to the fullest.
I am not the one making you happy.
You are glancing at someone else.
Why is it not me?
Seeing you after such a long time,
My heart sighs again.
Something inside me growls loud
'Cause now your hand runs through her hair.
I stand some distance well away,
But the surroundings disappear.
When I look at you, I feel lost inside
I wish you back, my angel.
There you are, holding her hand,
And I am lost, trying to understand.
I want you back, I really do,
Just to hold your hand
And walk with you.
Featured Shared Story
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7. The Bench
On a bench that's made for two,
Only one side is empty,
For that place is meant for you.
As I look out
Onto the beautiful seashore,
Memories overtake me
And wishes of making more.
Do you remember this special place?
And the moments we had here?
You made my life that day,
And that I will always hold near.
I find myself walking,
Not knowing where to go,
But I always end up
In that special place that we know.
I sit down, can't move,
Waiting for you to show,
And when I feel your hand on mine,
That's when I will go.
Do you see, my darling,
That this bench was made for two,
And one day in the future,
It will be filled again by me and you.Featured Shared Story
The experience in this poem is exactly the experience I had two weeks ago.
To the love of my life,
though fate never allowed me to make you my wife.
When we met so many years ago,
it was love at first sight, that I know.
I loved you so much and for only you I cared,
but with you those feelings I never shared.
Then I learned for another you cared.
To come between you, I never dared.
Not because I did not want to,
but because I wanted happiness for you.
Then to the arms of another I did go,
but with her, love I never did know.
For this I now know that I was wrong,
for all these years your love I've longed.
Of you I have thought throughout the years.
For you I have shed so many tears.
So long ago I solemnly vowed
to tell of my love if fate allowed.
Our paths crossed again not so long ago.
I remembered the vow of my love you should know.
Before I could tell you, you gave a surprise.
You told me you loved me and brought tears to my eyes.
You told of your love and how much you cared,
how you felt sad that this you had not shared.
You said that you felt you had told me too late
and for this you said you I must hate.
But it is you I love and never could hate
To know of your love is never too late.
You told me of things you wanted to do,
all of this and more I have wanted too.
All this time I have dreamed of your touch.
To know you wanted the same means so much.
We have shared so much from the present and past.
I have prayed so much that this would last.
You have told me that what we want is wrong.
How can this be when we have loved so long?
Something happened and we fell apart
crushing my dreams and breaking my heart.
To love you was a gift from above.
The gift of time, the gift of love.
My heart won't allow me to let you go.
It wants and misses you so.
I tried to leave to mend the pain,
but is about to drive me insane.
Saddened and hurting, my heart goes on,
knowing again that you are gone.
Because in your hands is where my heart lies,
alone and depressed it sadly cries.
Please know that this is how I truly feel
because twice in my life you have made it all real.
I know you had feelings that you just would not show.
I know that it hurts when you want to let go.
My actions say yes but heart still says no.
I will never get to feel your most intimate touch.
God knows though I love and miss you so much.
I love you with my heart and soul.
You made me feel loved, you made me feel whole.
I have always known that you are the one for me.
I still believe though you say it can't be.
There is one thing that I have to say.
I love you too much to just walk away.
We said goodbye, but I want you to know.
Goodbye is goodbye but not forever though.Featured Shared Story
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My heart literally hurts.
My chest is in pain.
Life without you
Will never be the same.
I can't blame you
Because I did you wrong too,
But now that it's officially over,
I don't know what to do.
We started out as friends
As I denied my feelings.
You came to me;
You wanted more with more meaning.
I did, but I was scared.
When you tried to be there, I left.
I thought you were better than me,
The best man I ever met.
As time went on,
I regretted my actions,
Got caught up in my insecurities.
They stopped me from acting.
I couldn't believe you chose me
When I knew you deserve better,
So I carried on,
As if I never met you.
I finally got the nerve
To look you in the eye.
Such a beautiful man you are.
It shook me inside.
I tried to mend what I tore,
But the damage was done.
I came back too late.
You found someone.
I'll never forget your smile.
I'll never forget your kiss.
But your presence in my life
Will forever be missed.
Featured Shared Story
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10. Last Goodbye
I sit here waiting
Waiting for you to see
That time is running out
Come on and save me
It's not your fault I'm crying
So don't you think that at all
Don't feel guilty for something you didn't do
Just hug me and don't let me fall
Your arms are so soft and cozy
The look in your eyes, I can't forget
I wish you didn't have to leave
But I know the date is set
I let the tears fall down my face
But you tell me not to cry
And that everything will be fine
I know it's all a lie
I know you can't stand it either
That we'll be so far apart
And sleep all alone each night
Yet I know we'll still be together in the heart
You give me one last kiss and hug
And wipe a single tear
Wish me luck and say goodbye
For its the last one I'll hearFeatured Shared Story
I loved him, but he broke my heart a few days ago. He ended it through text, then blocked me on everything. I can't help but think of his smile, the way he'd look at me, and the way I wanted...
11. Lost Love
As I sit and ponder the day away.
I remember the young love I gave away.
I searched for a love like I left behind,
Too young to realize she was one of a kind.
Like a ship in the night,
She sailed away.
The hurt I felt
I still feel today.
For years I walked along a lonely shore,
Dreaming of the eyes I'll see no more.
The love I felt, I still feel today
For the love of my life that I gave away.
12. The Cycle
Why do we feel such strong emotion,
Of complete care and pure devotion.
It seems to bring just pain and fear,
Along with shame and then the tears.
Though at first, it sure feels great,
As if, almost, it were in fate.
With a smile, we first feel love,
And then we thank Great God above.
Making it last for a while,
Thinking he or she is in denial.
Keeping secrets from each other,
Living lies with one another.
Beating ourselves with jealousy,
Wondering who it is they see,
The warmth that we had felt before,
Begins to fly, right out the door.
Distance then grows the two apart,
Knowing they are not right at heart,
The cycle that they had began,
Finally came unto its end.Featured Shared Story
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13. Moving On
I treasured you in my heart.
I wish we'd never be apart
Because you're the best thing I've ever had.
I never thought I could be this sad.
You told me you're better off alone.
Somehow I believed you, and I tried to be strong.
Deep inside me I know something is wrong,
But because I loved you, I continued to hold on.
And then one day I woke up with tears in my eyes.
I told myself "that's enough" and so I realized
That I've given everything I've ever had,
But despite all of these, you chose to break my heart.
It's true I've never been perfect,
But I thought you told me that everyone has its own defects.
I know I hurt you; I know I made you cry,
But I've always been true to you; my love was never a lie.
So go on, live your life the way it should be.
I'm finally letting go, so now you're free.
I'm moving on, but I will always remember
The friend I had in you that I hope I'll have forever.Featured Shared Story
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14. The Pain Inside
I saw the stars that shine
When I looked into your eyes.
I felt the pain inside
When your head was next to mine.
Come tomorrow I'll be able
To love you in your dreams,
So when you're next to him
I hope you'll think of me.
Will you remember the pleasure
When you look upon the stars?
Go back to the night
You laid your head upon my heart.
Tell your kids a story
Of a love that couldn't be,
And I'll tell mine a tale
Of what you meant to me.
Featured Shared Story
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15. My Memories
My memories are sacred of the you I used to know.
I remember all the places where you and I would go.
Time has made me older, and life has made me old.
My bones are thin and brittle; my body feels the cold.
Days when I was younger and warmer in the sun,
Days when you were with me, I was the chosen one.
Years went rolling past us, but I lost you along the way.
I would give all my tomorrows for just one yesterday.Featured Shared Story
The sky and the winds howl. Days go by and my love can't be found. Wanting just one more kiss one more smile and one more scent. Days turn into weeks, weeks turn into months, and months turn...
16. When Love Dies
When love dies,
It ceases to exist.
And the flame that used to be,
Ceases to persist.
It feels like a wound that won't stop bleeding,
Like it's your last breath you're about to take,
And it feels like your soul's watching,
And all you can do is pray you wake.
When love dies,
It's like everything slows down to a stop
The tears that came rolling down your cheeks
Are taking ages to drop
To the cold tiled floor
I fell onto my knees,
It felt as if the light followed her shadow,
As she slammed closed the door...
I know this because my soul died, too.
And it was hurting as much
As all the pain I put her through.
When love died
I ceased to exist
The only thing that kept us together...
Ceased to persist.
I was a lonely wanderer, searching for a place to belong.
You came into my life and gave me love, a place to call home.
Home is where the heart is; it doesn't always have four walls.
Sometimes it can be a park bench, a homeless shelter.
No matter where we lay our heads,
we are together, and love counts the most.
We had our trials in life, even a few brief spats and separations,
but you had my heart as no one ever before.
We always made up and got back together,
loving each other even more.
Now you are gone, and I can't be with you for a while.
My aching heart is killing me, I cannot smile.
You became sick and wasted away.
Why, oh why, did you have to leave me alone that day?
I wanted to go with you, but I have to wait,
wait till my name is called.
I hope you come with Jesus to carry me away,
This I wait for impatiently each and every day.Featured Shared Story
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18. Silent Tears
The day you said it's over was the day that I died.
When it became dark, I laid down and cried,
Going over and over in my head on what to do.
I could never find the courage to let you be you.
You called me last night and told me that you still cared,
But when the call was over I was empty and in despair.
You were my first love, someone who knew me so well.
But now that we aren't a couple, people can hardly tell.
You have moved on with some other girl, I see.
I cry to myself in the darkness, wishing that it were me.
But here and now I hear your name over and over again.
I cover my heart; my heartbeat weakens because of the pain.
If he is ready to date
I have no chance
I would already be too late
For there to be romance
She will complete his loneliness
And I will just be alone
She will be getting his kiss
And I'll be unknown
I can try to win his heart
But do I have a chance
I have to play this smart
And give this love a glance
He is worth the fight
He is worth so much more
I want to make this right
But will I see the door?
As I look around and see
The pain I feel inside
I wish he would want me
To be by his side
But instead I hurt him so
And I want to make it right
I wish that he would know
He is all I think about at night
Does he think of me?
Does he feel the same?
Or is it what I see...
Is it all just a game?
So why does he do this ?
Why does he fight what is there?
Is it because he is pissed
And not thinking clear?
Or is it possible to see
That I am nothing for real?
When he looks at me
How does he really feel?
I will never know this
Because he keeps it inside
See, all this I'll miss
If I just step on by
To read his mind one day
Would be all I need
Then there would be no game
I would just see
Does he want me to go
Walk away or at least try?
Or does he want to know
I won't give up this time?
To find a special someone
And see them walk away
Hurts the heart a ton
Like mine does every day
I have no chance to be
The special girl in his eyes
I messed this up, you see
So all I here is goodbye
How do I walk away
From what I know could be?
What else can I say
To make him really see?
How do I get the chance
If he is looking elsewhere?
How do I get a glance
If his head is somewhere?
I know I could make this better
I could make this right
If he would just give me a chance
If he could see the light
The fact is he won't
I am wasting my time
He will never want
My love or my mind
So I walk away in tears
I don't look back at all
With all of the fears
I know what I saw
I know what I had
And I lost it so
I did something bad
And forgiving me is a no
So that is all
I hope he knew
I'll be waiting for a call
Saying I need youFeatured Shared Story
I know how it feels. Your poem made me cry. Thank you. I am trying to rekindle a flame with my wife. We have been together for 13 years and have 5 beautiful, smart kids. I love to write; it...
In my dreams you're right by me
Sleeping through the night beside me,
And when I wake up and it's a dream,
I don't have any tears left to comfort me.
I've locked my heart away
And I've dreamed about the day
I'm carelessly walking someplace
And run into someone just to see your face.
But my heart is broken.
It's been effortlessly stolen,
And I hope you will forever be holding it,
Fixing the crooked pieces that were bent.
Because the last time I hugged you,
You held me tight,
Loved me as I cried,
And said it would be all right.
Because time is just a number
And sorrow isn't forever,
And I promise I will always remember
All the good times we have had together.
Because I love you more than words can say
As all my old infatuations fade away.
I wish I could look into the future and see our fate.
Maybe then I could calm my heart rate.
And I think of you every day.
There isn't a day that I don't picture your face.
I cry every time it rains
Because I picture our first date.
And I miss the way you laugh
Because it brings me joy whenever I'm sad,
And if I'm with you, life has dealt me a good hand
Because only with you do I realize what I have.
I have a guy who makes me laugh
Who truly cares if I'm sad,
Who makes me smile when I'm mad,
And listens to me when I rant.
So between now and then,
Please don't forget who I am
Because it has been said
You can forgive but never forget.
So please don't forget my face
Or how when I'm nervous I pace.
And think of me whenever it rains
So that when we meet again we will be in the same place.
We will be in love without a care
Because what we had is rare.
You're exactly perfect down to every hair.
Even if there was an error, I would never care.
I love you!Featured Shared Story
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