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. 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
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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. 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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    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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    • Rating 4.28
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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. 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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    • Stories 1
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    • Rating 4.45
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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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  7. 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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    • Stories 1
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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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  8. 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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    • Rating 4.39
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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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  9. Voice Of My Aching Heart

    Your Presence Makes Me Feel Complete

    in I Miss You Poems

    I have always felt alone except when with you.
    This is the voice of my aching heart and believe it's true.
    You showered your love on me for a very short duration.
    I don't know how I will handle this frustrating separation.

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    • Stories 1
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    This poem really spoke to me because it describes what I am going through right now. I loved it so much! Each line spoke into my soul, telling me to say it in my mind when i'm near him.

  10. 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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    • Votes 534
    • 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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  11. Without You

    • By Daniel X. Wofford
    • Published: October 2016
    Endless And Lonely Days When You're Not Near

    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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    • Stories 1
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    • Votes 524
    • Rating 4.33
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    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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  12. Pieces Of My Heart

    • By Amanda-Lee Saucier
    • Published: July 2009

    in I Miss You Poems

    One thing I know for sure
    is that words could never take the place,
    the place of how I feel.
    I keep saying I'll never love again,

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    • Votes 461
    • Rating 4.26

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