Long Distance Poem

Poem Longing For A Loved One Who Is Far Away

It is not necessary to be together to be in love. Absence makes the heart grow fonder

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I am so sorry. I'm looking at long distance poems because I'm in this situation. Once we were 100 mile apart, and that was do-able. Then due to her health and children to take care of her,...

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Love Apart


Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006 with permission of the Author.

Even though we are miles apart,
You are never far from my heart.
I loved you then,
I love you now.
It's always when
And never how.
Take me back to yesterday,
All the wonderful things you had to say.
I loved you then,
I love you now.
It's always when
And never how.
I see your eyes,
I feel you near,
Although you're not
Really here.


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  • Faith Dunningham by Faith Dunningham
  • 8 years ago

My boyfriend is currently in the army far away from me leaving me with nothing but calls and mail but I wish he was physically here to bear the touch of my skin and the warmth of my body.

  • Eva by Eva
  • 8 years ago

There was this boy I met in grade 2. He was a great boy. I loved him. Then I transferred to a different school. I never told him how I felt. It was impossible saying goodbye... but this was the forever kind of goodbye. I sit in school, day after day, week after week, month after month and still fight back tears.

  • Vita Smith by Vita Smith
  • 7 years ago

I know how you feel. I was the same. We were both in love with one another but never told each other at all through high school. Thirty-two years later we met again, and we both have different lives now, but it still hurts like hell. Tell him how you feel; don't leave it until it's too late...

  • Ashley Hernandez by Ashley Hernandez, Haines City Florida
  • 8 years ago

My best friend left for the army yesterday. I never got to tell him how I felt, I never got to say goodbye. He's not gone for even a week and I can't stop crying. I go to school and fight the tears that want to come out. At night I lay looking at the ceiling and cry. He took me out of the dark, he was the only guy how cared for me, even if my father is still with me, he was a better father to me than that man. He was my everything. I want him to come back to me. I want to feel his touch. Hear his words. Look in to his eyes and feel safe in his arms again. Till then I wait for him.

  • Paul Henderson by Paul Henderson
  • 8 years ago

I met the prettiest girl I have ever seen through an on-line dating site. Her radiance reached out to me from the crowd & I was transfixed by her beauty. Getting to know her was an emotional roller coaster & she enraptured my heart as a diamond on a beach of pebbles. Love grew with with the sunshine of her smile and the echo of her heart whispered the truth of her essence. Dizzy with desire, the intense connection united with the fire of emotion ensnared me to be forever captivated in the beauty of her soul. Love grew as a rose in springtime. Our pathway, whilst not without falls, led us into the garden of tranquility & blissful, romantic, togetherness. The blessings of God was bestowed upon us & our union blessed with his grace. In his presence we vowed our commitment & promised our love unto each other until his calling. My life was transformed by the beauty of her soul & each day is a joy through her presence. A joy like an eternal rainbow of dazzling countenance.

  • Saumya Verma by Saumya Verma, India
  • 8 years ago

The thoughts and poem has been written beautifully. The girl would be very lucky to have you. :)

  • Paul by Paul, California
  • 9 years ago

These poems touch my heart... I was involved with a beautiful lady. I first seen her at a Christian event J2X Aug 2011 and I was floored by her beauty. I seen her again the following year Aug 2012 at another Christian event in a local church. I met her and we exchanged names and greeted. She was amazingly beautiful. As 2013 approached, she and I established a friendship. I went to visited her church mid summer and things took flight each time we saw each other and we always had a good time. Then as we drew closer, her career as a nurse was taking flight to lead her to leave 3 hours away to central Cali. We still were seeing each other like dating while the distance increased. We managed to see each other 14 times. The distance increased the longing and romance. I ached for her. Then I got the news that she decided to take a bigger career step that'll take her work in Bay Area. I knew this was the end, it was near. Before she took that step to move more further away, I was personally invited by her father to meet her family and spend time with her before she officially leaves. It was hard, I acknowledged and praised her accomplishment despite because I was happy for her and NEVER did I say to "Please don't go" I loved her enough to support all her career efforts. December 14th of 2013 was the last time I physically held her before she left. We cried a bit. A sad moment. I held her tightly. I hugged her tight and firm not wanting to let go. All I said was "I know you'll be back." She didn't understand. But we departed on a last kiss. We keep in touch still. It's tough. I really really miss her. She is so beautiful. I believed in singleness as a Christian and I waited for my love to enter my life. When she came into my life it felt so right and perfect. I am 30 years old and her love has impacted my life. She was the only I made efforts to see and build because she was worth it. Now she's gone. Sometimes I do not know how to feel. Missing her is all I feel. Maybe she will come back and we can continue where we left off. Idk. She'll always be heart. Always...

  • Brenda by Brenda, Purcell
  • 9 years ago

In 2006 my husband and I got into some bad trouble and we were both put in prison, myself for 5 years and my husband for 17 years. We wrote the whole time I was there and still do. Even though we have not seen each other in 8 years we are still very much in love. It is now going on 12 years that we have been married, and I miss him so vary much. This is a wonderful poem because I am living proof that a long distance relationship can last. I now live in OK. and my husband is still in CA. in prison, he will be coming home next year. Thank You God!!

  • Taziaaaaa by Taziaaaaa, Montana
  • 9 years ago

I've been talking to this girl for 2 months I believe. She is so beautiful <3 I just love her. I'm bisexual so yes I am a girl but who cares love is love(: I finally worked up a nerve to Skype her oh gosh !

  • Yazmin by Yazmin, Houston Tx
  • 10 years ago

I've been with my fiancé for two years, known him for almost 6 . He is my life. I fell in love the very first time I laid my eyes on him. It's hard doing the long distance but its always worth it for love. For anyone reading this, don't ever give up on the one true love. It will always be hard and never easy. You may fight and scream but at the end of the day you can't be without that person. Nothing is perfect, no one is perfect but I always tell my fiancé, even though I'm not perfect and you're not either. We're perfect for each other.

  • Shirley by Shirley, Tx
  • 10 years ago

My boyfriend just got sworn into the National Guards. We have been together over a year and have never been apart. I just think that he is going to change. I am so use to seeing him everyday talking to him and having him by my side at night. And now we are cut down to only Sundays. I miss him already and he is not leaving for another week. It is only for training witch I am making a big deal. But even though things are very good with him and I right now, I just hope things are better when he comes Home.

  • Gabby. CA by Gabby. CA
  • 10 years ago

My boyfriend and I have been together for about 5 weeks. Now he is moving 3 hours away. I will miss him a lot. I am only 14 and I know I am way too young to know what love is, but he is the only boy I have ever known to be such a gentleman and he is so nice and he understands me. We have been friends since six grade. When he asked me out it was so sweet. He has always been there for me. It just hurts so much. I will miss him a Lot:(

  • Nicole by Nicole, Mass
  • 10 years ago

I met my boyfriend in 2010 camping, unfortunately I didn't see him again till 2011 the next summer, and then I went another 2 years without seeing him until this summer I saw him, we didn't start dating till August of this year but we've been talking since the day we met. Anyways now that I have my license I've seen him twice since that week in August, so within the 4 years of knowing him I've seen him a total of 25 days and it's so hard but I love him with everything I have and he loves me, and even though everyone says long distance relationships don't work, I don't care or listen because it has made a bond and a relationship so unbelievably strong. He is not only my boyfriend but he is my best friend, my other half and I wouldn't want to be with anyone else.

  • Ebony by Ebony, Kentucky
  • 10 years ago

I'm young and the guy I love is way older than me, many don't approve of it. But I love him and that's all that matters we have been through a lot first it was him in jail and me never really getting to see him or talk to him now it's that we live far from each other and once again we don't get to see each other. It hurts it really does because I want us to work out but it's hard to figure things out when you're far apart from each other. Oh gosh how I miss him so much it hurts, I just want to be with him and have him here with me by my side but I never know when that is going to happen or if that will ever happen? Because I know how long- distant relationships work, and that's what I am scared of the most. I am scared of losing him and that's the last thing that I want to happen. Oh I love him so much all I can do is pray that one day god will bring us together if its his will for us to be together.?

  • Crystal Glidwell by Crystal Glidwell, Tennessee
  • 8 years ago

My boyfriend is in jail and I am missing him very much. Until the day he went to jail we never were apart, except for one night. This has been the hardest thing I have had to go though and even though he may get out next week he will have to go back and do a few years at least. While we are apart I hope we can hold on to the love we share for one another,but that is my biggest fear that he will not want to stay together so I can move on with my life. I don't want to move on without him in my life.

  • Halie by Halie, Illinois
  • 10 years ago

I have been talking to this guy for almost two months and I feel like me and him are just meant to be but he live in Georgia and I live in Illinois... I plan on saving up my money and this summer I want to go on a road trip to meet him because I feel like he is my other half. Although he is over 500 miles away he always knows how to make me laugh and smile. We Skype almost every night, He means the world to me and we plan on making this long distance thing work.

  • Angel by Angel, Ireland
  • 10 years ago

I fell in love with a great guy who lives in the US. We met through friends on Skype we started talking everyday he's 6 years younger than me but to him it makes no difference we love each other distance although it's hard it's worth it. I just want him to know I love him with all my heart and he makes me happy. I hope I make him as happy as he makes me.

  • Jackson by Jackson, Texas
  • 10 years ago

I'm from Texas and I sent this poem to my wonderful girlfriend in Slovenia. She loved it! We talk everyday and every night. We hope to see each other soon, but until we see each other, I stay up late so I can be the first one to tell her "I love you".

  • Ana by Ana, Philippines
  • 10 years ago

Since we start this relationship we're already apart.. Me here in Asia and him in US. We waited for a year then we decided to get married he went here it's our very first meeting but when I saw him all those longing vanished all I wanted to do is hug him so tight.. He'd been here for a month to meet me, meet my parents and asked their permission of marrying me.. Yet I know we still need to be apart again it's so hard when I sent him to the airport. I don't want him to go but he have to.. I cried non stop.. We both cried.. We feel the pain of getting apart again but we know one day by our true love to each other we can be together again and we're not be apart anymore.... In God's will..

  • Tiffanny by Tiffanny, Kentucky
  • 10 years ago

My boyfriend and I have been talking for 7 months. We live 1,889 miles away, he lives in Arizoa and I live in Kentucky. I'm just saying that long distance relationship are well worth it.

  • Unknown Girl by Unknown Girl
  • 6 years ago

Sometimes long distance isn't always good. It doesn't teach you how to do very many things that you are unable to do online. I'm currently in love with someone online, and maybe it isn't worth it. Isn't it hard not being able to see your lover every day? Because I cry every night just thinking about how much I wish to be in his arms. But is it really worth it?

  • Tia Goins by Tia Goins
  • 10 years ago

I like this poem. because it means a lot. I hate being long distance from anyone I am going out with because a lot of people say long distance never work. TRUST me I know and I truely hate that it ever happened to me because I was in love with that person/

  • Cody by Cody, Alberta
  • 11 years ago

I live in Alberta and Nora lives in Nova Scotia so I know what it's like to be apart from the one you love. I miss her soo bad that it hurts. I love her soo much and I'm working 2 jobs to get the money to move back so I can be with her again...she is my life...

  • Amber Stowers by Amber Stowers, Mississippi
  • 11 years ago

My boyfriend is something I always ever wanted. He lives very far from me. He never hurt me. He always called me his special B. B stood for special baby. And I really love him so much.

  • Tina Laredo by Tina Laredo, Texas
  • 11 years ago

This poem describes what I feel! I'm 18 years old and my soon to be husband is 21 years old he left to the army a year ago I miss him so much I can't wait to see him. Everyday I wake up and wish he was still by my side I cry almost all the time for him.

  • Teeya by Teeya, St.Louis
  • 12 years ago

My boyfriend moved to Atlanta and we had to break up. But we still talk everyday as if we were a couple. It hurts me every day that I can't see him. Seeing him walk out my door for the last time was so painful. And I miss him so much, This poem is like a short version of how I feel. He tells me every day that He loves me and that he will wait for me. And I honestly believe him.

  • Crystal Kealoha by Crystal Kealoha
  • 12 years ago

Well my boyfriend was always there by my side till he had to leave. It was the saddest day of my life. He was done with the program and he was ready to go. The day I saw him wearing the lei; I just knew that he was leaving me behind. I started to cry and I kept on crying; I never wanted him to leave me...

I wanted to love him that night, but I was to late!!!
But I know that my baby will wait for me...

  • Reuben James by Reuben James
  • 6 years ago

I am so sorry. I'm looking at long distance poems because I'm in this situation. Once we were 100 mile apart, and that was do-able. Then due to her health and children to take care of her, she had to move 300 miles away. Now she is 500 miles away. We are both in our 70's, and she can't travel. At 78, I shouldn't, plus that's a long haul.

Since your post is 6 years old, I'm hoping your situation is for the better and you have found that elusive happiness.

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