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. 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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    Featured Shared Story

    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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  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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    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. 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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    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. 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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    • Rating 4.39
    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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  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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  8. 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 4.34
  9. Snowflakes

    in Short Poems

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

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    Featured Shared Story

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

  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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    • Rating 4.47
    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. 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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    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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  12. 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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    • Stories 1
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    Featured Shared Story

    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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