Short Sad Love Poems

Published: October 2, 2020

Short Poems About Heartbreak

20 Short Poems About Heartbreak

When we give someone our heart, there is always a chance it will get broken. We never want that to be the outcome, but too often it is. Dealing with a breakup or unrequited love is crushing. These short poems capture the despair experienced when a relationship does not work out. Even though these poems are short, the expressed emotions are powerful. Dealing with heartbreak is always a heavy and draining experience. We hope these poems remind you that you’re not alone.

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  1. Love Is A Mirror

    Heartbreak Like A Dagger

    in Betrayal Poems

    A sharpened dagger stabbed in his heart,
    Ripping in two, ripping apart.
    It took only a few words, but her words cut him deep,
    Stealing emotions, making him weak.

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  2. The Pain Of Goodbye

    in Goodbye Love Poems

    I could fill the oceans with the tears I've cried
    Or cover the entire earth with blankets of failed tries.
    Countless times what I thought was truth became a lie.
    Everything is falling apart, and I'm sick of asking why.

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  4. When We

    Poem About Giving Up On Love

    in Anger Poems about Love

    When all we hear are the empty promises and lies
    That leave behind broken hearts and shattered lives,
    When trust is gone and hope is lost,
    What are we fighting for and who really pays the cost?

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    I have been dating a guy for 3 years, and recently I moved out of state to pursue college. Ever since I moved he feels that there's no trust between us, and he makes petty excuses as to why...

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  5. I'm Sorry

    • By Broken Inside
    • Published: July 2016
    I Shouldn't Have Fallen In Love With You

    in Goodbye Love Poems

    I'm sorry that I hurt you
    And that I lied.
    I'm sorry I can't be the one you want to hold at night.
    I'm sorry that we argue

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  7. Without You

    • By Daniel X. Wofford
    • Published: October 2016
    Endless And Lonely Days When You're Not Near

    in I Miss You Poems

    Without you, days seem endless.
    Without you, my nights are lonely.
    Everything seems so empty.
    Only with you I know I will be fine.

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    Sweet memories. experiences always make a man complete. Real chivalry is in maintaining this beautiful relationship while you or she is alive. Difficult - yes, but not impossible. God bless...

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  8. I Thought Wrong

    • By Elizabeth V. Zander
    • Published: December 2017
    Poem About Letting Go Of Someone You Love

    in Betrayal Poems

    I thought you were my everything.
    I thought you were what I longed for.
    I thought you loved me.
    I thought wrong.

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    From a personal standpoint as an older person (51), the words, "I was wrong," come into play more than I would like. The rethinking of everything is sometimes worse than the original event. ...

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  9. My Love Is Gone

    I No Longer Feel Whole

    in Heartbreak Poems

    Lord, hear my prayer oh so dear.
    My heart is aching; my mind isn't clear.
    My love has left me; it hurts my soul.
    Without that love, I don't feel whole.

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    I know how you feel. My boyfriend left me last summer. Today would have been our anniversary. I feel so empty without him. I tried dating again, but he's always on my mind. I loved him, I...

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  10. Empty

    • By Vincent
    • Published: February 2011
    Poem About Learning To Trust Again

    in Betrayal Poems

    Feeling down, alone, and empty inside,
    Decisions to make but can't decide.
    Hurt from pain of a broken heart.
    Days go on as if they are dark.

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    Everyone will hurt you. You just have to find the ones worth suffering for. If he went to that extent, clearly you mean something to him. I am no therapist or doctor, but everyone deserves a...

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  11. In The Shadows

    Poem About Being Left In The Shadows

    in Heartbreak Poems

    You left me in the shadows, alone in the dark.
    I was left crying and upset the day you broke my heart.
    I tried to move on and meet someone new,
    But when I was in their arms, I wished it was you.

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    I met this boy eight years ago, in middle school. We had all our classes together, and we talked and gave each other challenging math problems when we'd get bored in class and just be super...

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  12. Lost Love

    • By Robert B. Wolfe
    • Published: August 2016
    Poem About My High School Sweetheart

    in Lost Love Poems

    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.

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