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. 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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  2. 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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    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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  4. 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.

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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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  5. 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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  7. You Used Me

    in Heartbreak Poems

    You used me.
    I thought you were the key,
    But the truth is that you used me,
    So now I will never be free.

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    • Stories 5
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    • Rating 4.20
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    The person I loved lied to me. He moved so fast. His first "I love you" was only a week in. I should have seen it coming, but I was dumb, insecure, and so thrilled that he cared for me back...

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  8. 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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    • Stories 3
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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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  9. 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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    • Stories 3
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    • Rating 4.29
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    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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  10. 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.

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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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  11. Heartbroken

    A Broken Heart

    in Heartbreak Poems

    You broke my heart
    And won't repair it.
    You took my love
    and won't give it back.

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    • Rating 4.04
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    i felt the same way you did 8 years ago, as I too loved her with my whole heart. Now I live alone and have been this way for almost 10 years now. I have never fallen in love since then, as I...

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  12. Take My Hand

    • By Alokin Hokman
    • Published: March 2019
    Chasing After Unrequited Love

    in Lonely Poems

    I thought that I was chasing dreams
    While I was walking down those fast streams.
    Chasing after love that will never be,
    Now I am left stranded in the deep open sea.

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    • Votes 65
    • Rating 4.34
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    Very nice, Alokin. I think virtually everyone can identify with this as most of us have had a similar disappointment in our past, some even in the present I am sure. I was given good advice...

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