Short Sad Love Poems

Published: October 2, 2020

Short Poems About Heartbreak

51 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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    There was a girl that I put all of my love into but got nothing in return.

    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.
    A two sided mirror true in reflection,
    A double edged knife cutting connections,
    A place in his heart forever reserved
    For the one that he loved but didn't deserve.
    She twisted the dagger; it tore him apart.
    She stole what was left; she stole a broken heart.

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    I just recently recovered from a heartbreak - a betrayal from a lady l invested all my emotions and mind. It was so hard for me to believe l got betrayed by someone l bet my life on. l was...

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    It made me get a lot off my chest, so now I'm good and over him.

    Someday You'll Miss Me Like I Missed You

    • By Summer
    • Published: April 2011

    in Breaking Up Poems

    Someday you'll miss me like I missed you.
    Someday you'll cry for me like I cried for you.
    Someday you'll want me back like I wanted you.
    Someday you'll understand why you broke my heart when I didn't.
    Someday you'll understand that I was the only girl that put up with all your mess.
    Someday you'll know how pain feels, how you hurt me.
    Someday your life will turn upside down like mine did when you broke my heart.
    Someday you'll have someone hurt you like you hurt me.
    Someday you'll realize how lonely life can be.
    Someday you can sit down and think how much I meant to you
    When you meant the world to me.
    Someday you'll know how I really felt.
    Someday you'll try to come back to me like I tried with you,
    But someday you'll love me when I won't love you.

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    This poem reminded me so much of myself. I was a mess when my ex left me but then I cut him off and now he gives me sad eyes like he's so sorry but I don't fall for it, he hurt me too many...

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    This is a poem I wrote for my boyfriend who is incarcerated!

    Without You

    • By Dawn
    • Published: December 2016
    Missing Boyfriend Who's In Prison

    in I Miss You Poems

    All these days and nights without you here,
    It's a little bit more than I can bear.

    The days are cold and so very long.
    I don't know how much longer I can be strong.

    My nights are so lonely and sad.
    Sometimes I can't help but get mad.

    I see your face everywhere I look.
    It breaks my heart that my great love is what they took.

    Without you here it feels like the end.
    I'm lost without you 'cause you were also my best friend.

    I'll be counting the days and nights till we're together again.
    Until then, it's all my love that I send!

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    The first time I had a boyfriend, we dated 6 years (basically from when I was in 4th grade until now). Very recently, we broke up because he was always busy, and I hardly saw him. Now that...

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    This wasn't written for anyone in particular. Hopefully it will make someone feel better who is going through a breakup.

    Your Touch

    in Breaking Up Poems

    Over the years I've been through so much,
    But it all seemed worth it when I first felt your touch.
    In the blink of an eye you've gone away.
    All that's left are memories of yesterday.
    They say you don't know what you've got until it's gone.
    I couldn't disagree more; I've known all along.
    You're beautiful outside and in.
    On top of that, you're my best friend.
    I hope you feel better; I hope you can smile.
    Just know that I'll be praying for you all the while.
    If there's anything I can do, just let me know,
    Because it's in times like these that true love will grow.
    Take things slowly; there is no rush,
    But until I see you again, I'll be longing for your touch.

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    Thanks so much for this poem. It really express my feelings. I'm trying to heal from a breakup with someone I've been dating for 3 years. The breakup just happened a few weeks ago. I'm so...

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    This poem comes from Amy O Connor's poetry book, A Beautiful Complexity.

    Drowning

    in Short Poems

    They come in waves,
    my feelings for you.
    And not pretty whitecaps
    dancing at my feet.
    But when I least expect it.
    When life seems to be
    a quiet stream of continuity.
    They come to disrupt.
    So forceful they pull me under,
    so that I am drowning and once again,
    can’t catch my breath.

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    So many times I've had to say goodbye, and I know from experience that the person may be gone, but the pain of goodbye stays.

    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.
    It gets so bad, to the point where I just want to die,
    But all of this is nothing compared to the pain of goodbye.
    What's the point of believing if you could never fly?
    I'm a bird with clipped wings, a well that has run dry,
    I'm an undone knot with ends too loose to tie,
    But still, nothing compares to the endless pain of goodbye.

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    Have you ever had a final moment with someone that you wish you could change?

    Final Moments

    in Breaking Up Poems

    It wrecks me, that last moment
    that played out so wrong.
    Our hopeless eyes locked
    just a few seconds too long.

    And my eyes begged yours
    to ask me to stay.
    And your eyes welled up
    as you walked away.

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    Short but powerful. My favorite kind. This poem shows what can happen when two people who can't be together (for whatever reason) don't want to be apart.

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    I’ve been holding on to little fragments of you for a long time, because I could never bring myself to let you go all at once.

    But deep down, I know I need to let go of these pieces. I can’t move on when I’m living next to these reminders of the people we were - the way we wrapped ourselves in each other. I don’t know what healing is meant to look like, but this feels like a good place to start.

    What Healing Is Meant To Look Like

    in Short Poems

    I don’t know
    what healing
    is meant
    to look like,
    but washing
    the smell of you
    from my hoodie
    feels like
    a good place
    to start

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    I'm very fond of short, powerful, poems, and this is one for sure. Recovery can be the hardest thing we do, but it's always, always, worth it. Good write/read.

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    Put Heartbreak To Rest

    in Short Poems

    Put heartbreak to rest.
    Untangle your soul
    from its tight grip.
    Say goodbye to the
    parts holding on.
    Move forward in peace
    and discover the new,
    evolved you.

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    These are the word I needed just to be in peace. I have experienced broken relationship ties from friendship ties, family ties and relationship ties. It's hard to let go, but I have to....

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    My poem is about what the heart feels when it's been broken by a cheating boyfriend.

    Dear Heart

    Heart Broken By A Cheating Boyfriend

    in Cheating Poems

    Dear heart, please stop breaking.
    Please forget the one who caused this aching.
    I know I am the one who placed him there,
    But he was not true and I cannot share.
    When I gave him my heart he promised the world,
    But that promise he shared with more than one girl.
    Dear heart, do you think that you will ever heal
    And piece back together what I allowed him to steal?
    How will I ever fall in love again?
    Dear heart, will you ever let anyone else in?

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    I was in love. He was the love of my life. We spent every day together. And then everything started to change. He stopped calling me. He took hours to reply. I pushed it off. His best friend...

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    I wrote this poem after losing my best friend. Sadly, I fell in love with him, but he loved someone else, and I lost him in the end.

    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
    And fight.
    I'm sorry that I fell in love with you;
    I knew it wasn't right.
    I sit here and know I'll be all right,
    But I can't help but think of you
    On these long sleepless nights.

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    This is written from experiencing a marriage and several relationships with a "bad boy." My home girl and I have spent years watching, waiting, and standing behind our ol' men who have lied, cheated, abused, been locked up, and taken us for granted. It seems like an endless cycle until we either win, lose, give up, or die.

    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?
    When you tell us you're sorry but you do it again,
    Why do we believe you, why do we keep giving in?
    When we finally realize we made a mistake,
    It's too late, we've sealed our fate.

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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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    Losing someone you love is always heartbreaking, whether it's through death or the end of a relationship. I have chosen to write about it in the form of a triolet.

    A triolet is a poem written in a set form consisting of eight lines with a rhyme scheme of only two rhyme endings and certain repeated lines. Specifically ABaAabAB - the capitals signify repeated lines, the other letters signify matching rhyme endings.

    A Triolet Of Heartbreak

    Losing Someone You Love

    in Loss Poems

    Why did you have to go away
    and leave me with a broken heart.
    I prayed and prayed that you would stay,
    why did you have to go away.
    Now every day is dark and grey,
    I never thought we'd be apart.
    Why did you have to go away
    and leave me with a broken heart.

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    I feel lost when I'm without my girlfriend, whether because of an argument or we work opposite schedules. She is my world and I love her. I'm 20 years old and adopted. Love never came easy to me and neither has trust. So when I fall in love, I fall fast. Anxiety and depression overtake my body when I'm without her.

    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.
    Moments with you are frozen in time.
    When I'm with you,
    I feel that nothing in the world can tear us apart.
    I feel that when I'm without I get left with a broken heart.
    When I'm with you, I feel that I will love you forever.
    Without you, nothing lasts forever.

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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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    Have you ever been in love with someone who, for some reason or another, just can't love you back or at the least can't love you the way you want them to? If so, this is the poem for you.

    Reality

    • By Keioma Livan
    • Published: April 2015
    Poem About Someone Who Seeks True Love

    in Hurting Poems

    Just saying your name makes me realize
    how much meaning you add to my life.
    I watch your actions every day
    and long to hold and kiss you when I'm awake,
    but reality dawns a rainy day,
    a world of fantasy and dismay.

    In my dreams I make you mine.
    I hold you 'til the end of time,
    but when I awake to find that you're not there,
    my world is full of sorrow and despair,
    and reality, like a rushing wind, destroys my hope,
    my everything.

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    Younger days, softer hearts, loving Eyes. You and I were so in love with each other. We wanted our love to last for eternity, but I left. I loved you childishly. I broke your heart so many...

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    After months of being lied to, being able to trust again doesn't come easy. I write to vent and to collect my thoughts.

    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.
    Looking for happiness, the light to return.
    My soul feels empty, deceptive, a burn.

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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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    This is about my first love that I gave up when I went into the service. I never stopped loving her.

    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.

    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.

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    The hardest thing is losing the love you have.

    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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    I met a boy a while back, and I fell in love with him. He left university and we stayed in contact, but then he suddenly cut me off and made me feel worthless. The hardest part of all this is that, although it was hard to move on from him, when I was moving on, he returns and I'm back to loving him, even though he doesn't care. I wanted to write this for me, to express my feelings and help the healing process.

    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.
    I tried and tried to push my feelings aside,
    But my feelings for you I couldn't hide.
    Time passed, and I changed and grew.
    I matured and moved on from the person you knew.
    I started to pick myself up, I saw the light,
    Until I saw you that Saturday night.
    For you played with heart like you did before,
    Made me feel like we could be more,
    But you left my life, like you did before.
    No cares in the world when you walked through that door,
    So now I'm in the shadows, alone in the dark,
    Now crying and upset as you've broken my heart.

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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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