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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  1. 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.

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    • Votes 15
    • Rating 4.33
  2. 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.

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    • Rating 4.09
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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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  4. Just The End

    in Breaking Up Poems

    I regret the end.

    The way we couldn't
    leave one another

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    • Votes 30
    • Rating 4.40
    Featured Shared Story

    Wow! Good job. Sometimes hindsight will have us saying "What if?" And in the final review of an ended relationship, there may have been something else we could have done to make things work...

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  5. Snowflakes

    in Short Poems

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

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    • Rating 4.55
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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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  7. Fixing A Broken Heart

    in Heartbreak Poems

    I can’t tell you
    how to fix
    a broken heart,
    but I can tell you

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    • Rating 3.35
    Featured Shared Story

    I like it. Those of us who have ever been in love or thought we were in love, know what it's like to have our heart broken. But I agree that time moves on. Not all love leads to heartbreak....

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  8. You Have Shattered Every Memory Of Us

    in Hurting Poems

    You have drowned every emotion of us,
    Held it under water until it could no longer breathe.
    You have shattered every memory of us,
    Like glass, touching it I risk hurting every time.

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    • Rating 4.00
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    The hard truth of having one too many last changes. Sometime there is no coming back from crossing the line. We may not be able to fix what we broke, but learning from it can help prevent us...

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  9. He Asked Me If I Missed Him

    in Betrayal Poems

    He asked me if
    I missed him
    and I told him
    no. Even though

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    • Rating 4.13
    Featured Shared Story

    Recovery can be the hardest thing we do, but it's always worth it.

  10. 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 36
    • Rating 4.39
    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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  11. 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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    • Rating 4.41
  12. Drowning

    in Short Poems

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

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    • Rating 4.33
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