Short Sad Love Poems

Published: October 2, 2020

Short Poems About Heartbreak

46 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. 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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    • Rating 4.47
    Featured Shared Story

    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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  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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    • Votes 347
    • Rating 4.40
    Featured Shared Story

    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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  5. 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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    • Rating 4.33
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  7. Drowning

    in Short Poems

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

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    • Votes 56
    • Rating 4.27
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  8. 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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    • Votes 14
    • Rating 4.50
    Featured Shared Story

    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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  9. 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.

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    Featured Shared Story

    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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  10. The Time Between

    in Short Poems

    Somewhere between
    hello and goodbye
    a whole life happened.
    And now, I am left to wonder

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    • Votes 22
    • Rating 4.46
  11. 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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    • Stories 7
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    • Favorited 138
    • Votes 1385
    • Rating 4.39
    Featured Shared Story

    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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  12. 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.

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    • Stories 10
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    • Favorited 62
    • Votes 697
    • Rating 4.38
    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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