Short Sad Love Poems

Published: October 2020

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.

51 Short Poems About Heartbreak

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  1. 1. 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.

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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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  2. 2. Love Is A Mirror

    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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    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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  4. 3. Without You

    • By Dawn
    • Published: December 2016

    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.

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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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  5. 4. 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.

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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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  7. 5. Drowning

    in Short Poems

    They come in waves,
    my feelings for you.
    And not pretty whitecaps
    dancing at my feet.

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  8. 6. 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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  9. 7. Without You

    • By Daniel X. Wofford
    • Published: October 2016

    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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  10. 8. My Love Is Gone

    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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  11. 9. Snowflakes

    in Short Poems

    I caught snowflakes
    on my fingertips
    but they melted
    to my dismay.

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    Awesome. When more of us realize that, the better off we all will be. I really like this poem.

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  12. 10. I'm Sorry

    • By Broken Inside
    • Published: July 2016

    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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  13. 11. The Weathering Of Love

    in Lonely Poems

    I'm sorry I love you as more than a friend,
    But the love that I have doesn't come to an end.
    You dwell in my thoughts, and to my mind I will keep
    A love that's for you, a love I hide deep

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  14. 12. When We

    in Hurting Poems

    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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  15. 13. What Healing Is Meant To Look Like

    in Short Poems

    I don’t know
    what healing
    is meant
    to look like,

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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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  16. 14. Put Heartbreak To Rest

    in Short Poems

    Put heartbreak to rest.
    Untangle your soul
    from its tight grip.
    Say goodbye to the

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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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  17. 15. My Memories

    • By Graham Chaplin
    • Published: October 2016

    in Hurting Poems

    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.

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    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...

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  18. 16. A Triolet Of Heartbreak

    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.

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    • Stories 0
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    • Votes 55
    • Rating 4.42
  19. 17. Empty

    • By Vincent
    • Published: February 2011

    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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    • Stories 7
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    Featured Shared Story

    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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  20. 18. Dear Heart

    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.

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    • Stories 10
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    • Rating 4.37
    Featured Shared Story

    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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  21. 19. 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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    • Stories 3
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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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  22. 20. Lost Love

    • By Robert B. Wolfe
    • Published: August 2016

    in Hurting 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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    • Stories 0
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    • Favorited 18
    • Votes 108
    • Rating 4.35

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