Relationship Poems

Relationship Poems

Poems For Couples

A relationship is a connection between two individuals. When a couple falls in love it has become a loving relationship. The relationship has moved from two people simply in contact with each other to two people who can't get enough of each other. A loving relationship may build slowly like a train coming in the distance until when it gets to you it emits a deafening roar. Or you may be two people totally oblivious to the relationship that is developing when suddenly you are hit with the realization that you have fallen in love. People are complex and love develops in different ways.

44 Love Poems about Overcoming Difficulties in Relationships

  1. 1. Remember When

    Poem about remembering falling in love, sharing a life, and rekindling love.

    Remembering And Rekindling Love

    Remember when we first did meet,
    our hearts rejoiced and skipped a beat.
    Remember our first kiss goodnight,
    the hug we shared that summer's night.

    Remember when we walked the beach
    and all our dreams within our reach.
    Remember how we used to be
    when I had you and you had me.

    Remember when we used to talk,
    when we held hands and took long walks.
    Remember how we spent our days
    in warm sunshine and in the rain.

    Remember when our one desire
    was take a chance and ignite the fire.
    Remember the times that made our hearts melt
    and all of the passion and desire that we felt.

    Remember when you looked at me
    and saw the one you love and need.
    Remember when you reached for me
    and knew that we were meant to be.

    Remember when our love was new.
    Remember the day we both said, "I do."
    Remember the journey we started together.
    Remember our love was always forever.

    Remember the promise we made together,
    to love and to cherish and to care for each other.
    Remember the promise in good times and in bad
    and to make each one happy rather than sad.

    Remember when you held our child
    and rocked the baby when I grew tired.
    Remember the treasured times
    like these when love grew into family.

    Remember when the world was bright,
    when we would laugh and hold on tight.
    Remember when our hearts were broken,
    when times were tough and words unspoken.

    Remember when we grieved our loss
    with parents gone and feeling lost.
    Remember when our love endured
    the pains and heartaches of the world.

    What happened to the life we shared?
    What happened to a love so rare?
    What happened to the kiss goodnight,
    the warm embrace, the love at night?

    Did it all just happen? How do we right the wrong?
    I know that in my heart your arms I do belong.

    Can we live our lives together just like it all began,
    and can we hold and cherish each other and remember our love again?

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  3. 2. Trials

    • By Frank Mandarano
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2015

    This is about me and my girl and all the trials we have been through, but yet our love always overcame them. It is a deep, pure love that withstood each trial.

    Overcoming Hardship Makes A Relationship Stronger

    Times have been tough, and things have gone wrong,
    But the deep love we share has been there all along.
    You say why go on, there's nothing that's right,
    But we never give up; we continue to fight.

    There's a light of love that gives us our sight.
    Our hearts may get dark at times, but we know there is light.
    We both have situations not fair,
    But inside we get through them because of something special we share.

    The trials make you aware of the way we feel,
    A love that is not fake but so very real.
    I know at times that it seems like a raw deal,
    But we must get through these trails until we are healed.

    Trials are not easy, and you feel there's no hope.
    There are times when you feel you're at the end of your rope,
    But you must go down deep in the pit of your heart.
    Let it stop your despair and give a new start.

    For true love for each other is a gift some never get,
    So when that trial comes, don't ever forget
    That there is a rare thing we share that had to come from above,
    And those trials will end; what got you through was pure love.

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  5. 3. Love Takes A Little More

    This is the first poem that I wrote (back in 1996). It's for those people that have difficulty showing their feelings and therefore have a hard time allowing themselves to love and be loved.

    Love Takes More... But For Good Reason

    You supply the lips and I'll supply the kiss,
    You supply the chance and I'll supply the bliss.
    You supply the truth and I'll supply the trust,
    You supply the time and I'll supply the lust.

    But if it's love you want, it's gonna take a little more,
    and when we finally get there, it'll be like waves hitting the shore,
    of the oceans of our hearts, the feeling lingers on,
    from the touch of evening twilight, 'til the early morning dawn.

    You supply the fantasy and I'll supply the act,
    You supply the opinion and I'll supply the fact.
    You supply the quip and I'll supply the smile,
    You supply the road and I'll supply that extra mile.

    But if it's love you want, it's gonna take a little more,
    and when we finally get there, it'll be like waves hitting the shore,
    of the oceans of our hearts, the feeling lingers on,
    from the touch of evening twilight, 'til the early morning dawn.

    You supply the wings and I'll supply the flight,
    You supply the day and I'll supply the night.
    You supply the ground below and I'll supply the sky above,
    You supply your tender heart and I'll supply my endless love.

    Because even though love takes more, I shall not stand and wait,
    for love to sweep me off my feet, for I might be too late.
    So, I've now become a partner of fate,
    in the never-ending waterfall known as love and hate.

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  6. 4. A Love Almost Lost

    • By Adam R. Scarberry
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2017

    The night I met my wife, I took her for a ride on a four wheeler. When she got on the back I told her to hold on, but she only grabbed my shirt. So I gave it "full throttle" to make her grab ahold of me tighter. We fell in love fast and after ten years started drifting apart. I thought I no longer loved her until one night I heard the song from Travis Tritt, "Anymore," and I remembered all the good. Since then we both had looked back on our life together and realized we were meant to be together.

    Poem About Almost Getting Divorced

    She pulled up the drive, and as she got out,
    I said to myself, "There is no doubt,
    The most beautiful thing I've seen in my life.
    This woman before me will be my wife."

    Campfire stories and fun four wheeling,
    The loose grip on my shirt feeling.
    "You better hold on with all of your might.
    Our ride begins, starting tonight."

    Wrapping her arms tight around my waist
    After full throttle she got her first taste.
    I promised to love her till the day that I die.
    I put a ring on her finger with no wonder why.

    Our love grew stronger and her heart I won,
    So she blessed my world and gave me a son.
    After many years had come and gone
    Something had happened, something went wrong.

    Why did we let things get so tough?
    Why were our words so harsh and rough?
    When she left that night, I died inside.
    My anger built up and fueled my pride.

    I thought it was over and wanted it so.
    I thought it was time to let her go.
    The lyrics of Tritt echoed as I hit the floor,
    "I'm tired of pretending I don't love you anymore."

    The tears flowing like a hurricane rain,
    The heart I have, feeling so much pain.
    I let "the one" walk out of my life,
    The one I was once proud to call my wife.

    Oh, what I would give to feel her touch,
    Hold her in my arms and kiss her so much.
    Make love to her like it was my last.
    If only we could let go of the past.

    Moving forward I will make it right.
    I will not give up the hardest fight
    To set out and accomplish our new found goals,
    To defeat the demons within our souls.

    We will overcome our flaws and our fears,
    Even if it means shedding more tears.
    My life without her I now have seen.
    An empty throne beside me that belongs to my Queen.

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  7. 5. Advice To A Girl

    Sara Teasdale (1884-1933) was an American poet who wrote seven books of poetry during her lifetime. Many of her poems focused on the emotional development of women. In this poem, the opening lines are repeated at the end, bringing attention to the theme of this poem that no one is in control of who you are. Each person has value and cannot be possessed by another.

    No one worth possessing
    Can be quite possessed;
    Lay that on your heart,
    My young angry dear;
    This truth, this hard and precious stone,
    Lay it on your hot cheek,
    Let it hide your tear.
    Hold it like a crystal
    When you are alone
    And gaze in the depths of the icy stone.
    Long, look long and you will be blessed:
    No one worth possessing
    Can be quite possessed.

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  8. 6. More Than Enough

    Just tell her she is perfect in the dark
    her light shines
    so the whole world can see her heart
    hold her tight
    so she knows if she ever did fall
    you would be there to catch her
    you will be there through every storm
    love her fiercely
    including all her scars
    and if she is brave enough
    to stand in front of you
    broken and fragile
    make sure she knows
    she is more than enough

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  9. 7. My Love

    • By Amy P. Spencer
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2019

    I'm a 26-year-old mother from Ireland. I have lived most of my adult life in England. I have always been interested in writing. Although poetry has always been a love of mine, I never wrote anything meaningful up until now. Being a single mother has meant I've spent a lot of time doing jobs I hate just to get by, but now I am more focused on my writing as it's my passion.

    A Second Chance At Love

    From the moment our eyes met,
    My soul could never forget.
    You handed me your number on a scrap piece of paper
    And walked away with my heart.
    Who would have known
    That would be the start?
    The start of an on-going journey of you and me.
    Time passed, lives changed.
    We both went our ways,
    But still we found each other
    Despite life's maze,
    Which leads me to believe maybe this is meant to be.
    Our lives entwined,
    Forever and always you and me.

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  10. 8. Communication

    • By Amy
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2008

    Communication is key to a successful relationship.

    Communicating Is Key To A Successful Relationship

    Communication takes practice,
    it's never perfect.
    Sometimes not patient,
    sometimes not kind,
    but you have to say
    what's on your mind.

    Lend an ear,
    listen, not just hear,
    to the ones
    you love so dear.

    Communication is not
    a one-way street.
    It takes two
    to concur this feat.

    Communication is hard, you see,
    but in the end, it is key
    to that great relationship
    we all want and need.

    Open your heart,
    say what's on your mind.
    When you are partners for life,
    there's nothing to hide.

    Communicating Is Key To A Successful Relationship, Communication

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  11. 9. Moon That Moves My Tides

    • By Gage M. Webb
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 24, 2021

    My now ex-wife and I recently divorced, and I wrote this poem for her before she decided she wanted a divorce. I worked on this while I was unable to sleep and used the pain I was feeling and put it on paper. Kept revising it, and this is the most recent revision.

    Ending Of A Love

    Better today than I was before,
    in this moment with the one whom I adore.
    Take the fall, take the risk.
    Maybe end up twisted, tangled, worn out, missed.
    For the things that we go through behind closed doors,
    make me crave you, wanting more.
    But in the end it will be just you and I,
    as the moon rolls in and brings the tides,
    as the sun dances about the sky,
    radiant of warmth, beauty, and light.
    The cold moon chases the sun,
    hoping to catch a glimpse of its beautiful light,
    but is forever condemned to dark of night,
    giving meaning to the passage of time.
    Each giving their best til each day is done,
    the moon will never stop craving the warmth of the sun.

    Everlasting til death do us part,
    For you are the one whom I have devoted my heart.
    For I am the moon that moves your tides,
    and you will always be the sun that dances across my skies.
    Though you may not see me, I am always there,
    I cannot deny that I still care.

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  12. 10. A Moment Of Truth

    This poem shares thoughts and feelings of how much a love endures hurts and creates hopes, fears and doubts. We all make mistakes, and nothing is perfect. Love can be within you, even if you don't get to live it day by day.

    Love Forever Poem

    My dear love, I wanted to share
    My thoughts, my feelings and
    What makes me despair.
    I want to share with you
    What makes me happy what makes me feel blue...
    So you can sense that my love is honest and true.

    Every day, not a single minute
    Passes by without you in it.
    Your skin, your voice, your body and your touch.
    All of these moments, I miss them so much.

    You are so present, so deep in my heart,
    And our souls, I just know, will never part,
    But circumstance and distance can be so overwhelming
    They close doors and create doubt and we start blaming.

    There are actions of mine, and I know that for sure,
    That feel so wrong, though my intentions are pure.
    They are painful and impossible to bear,
    And you feel it's all so unfair.

    You can't run from yourself;
    There is no place to hide.
    It just hurts you so deep.
    It hurts your heart and your pride.

    Then I worry that if I continue to stay.
    Will it be wrong and will I be in your way?
    I fear that I am not at all what you need
    And that this truth will make my heart break and bleed.

    Then I sit here and wipe away my tears,
    Wishing you could kiss away my fears.
    If only you knew how much
    I miss and need your embrace and your touch.

    I know I can't hide from my thoughts and my fear,
    And I know at these times I don't seem near,
    But you break down these walls
    With the strength of your love,
    And then I feel blessed
    From God above!

    My love for you runs so deep through my veins
    That I dream of you, in spite of the pain.

    Love Forever Poem, A Moment Of Truth

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  13. 11. I Want Love

    I don’t want attachment.
    I want love.

    I don’t want you to be
    with me because it hurts
    you to not be with me.

    I want you to be with me
    because being with me
    makes you feel the most
    alive you’ve ever felt.

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  14. 12. Love Throughout Time

    I write what my heart tells me to and the way it tells me to write. I originally wrote this poem for my girlfriend at our 10-month milestone in our relationship, and I've decided that this poem could be relatable to others, and I want to share it with the world. Maybe one day someone will pass it on to a loved one completing the symbol of love through time.

    Time is like the wind,
    Slow and smooth.
    Time can change swiftly,
    Fast and fierce.

    Time is like wine,
    Sweet and refined.
    Time can be hard to get past,
    Bitter and rough.

    Time is like a butterfly,
    Gentle and beautiful.
    Time can flutter by,
    Graceful and memorable.

    Time is like our love,
    Sturdy and never changing.
    Time can persevere,
    Forever and always.

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  15. 13. The Two Of Us

    What has become of the love of our youth?

    What Happened To Our Marriage?

    I wish I knew what has become of the two of us
    We used to talk, now I can't speak anymore
    I'm told I speak way too loud
    Nothing I have to say ever comes out right

    I wish I knew what has become of the two of us
    We used to have fun
    Now we can't stand to be around one another
    All we ever seem to do is fight

    I wish I knew what has become of the two of us
    We used to laugh
    Now all I want to do is cry
    You no longer hold me in your arms at night

    I wish I knew what has become of the two of us
    We spoke of the future quite often
    Now it just seems bleak and blind
    We no longer have the sunshine that is so bright

    I wish I knew what has become of the two of us
    We don't seem to see eye to eye
    It feels like we move only mechanically
    Doesn't look like there's any hope in sight

    I wish I knew what has become of the two of us
    Nothing seems the same at all
    Have we gotten too old to love one another
    Has our marriage lost its delight?

    What Happened To Our Marriage?, The Two Of Us

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  16. 14. Secrets

    • By Nicole
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2008

    This is a poem about a girl who wasn't committed at the start and cheated, after she realized she was actually in love, she realized the lie she has to carry.

    Regretting Cheating

    do your secrets rip and roar?
    do they tear at you with open claws?
    do your secrets dig down deep?
    do the make you want to speak?
    and also sometimes make you weep?
    why'd I do it in the first place when I knew it was along?
    I wonder how secrets can be kept for so long?
    I wish I could just turn back time,
    so that everything will all be fine.
    I have never felt this love I feel,
    I know that this time it's finally real.
    I have been the lucky one,
    he'll never know the rotten things I've done,
    but what will happen if my secrets finally escape?
    will I break down, or die in a lake?
    even though now there in the past,
    I wonder how long my secrets will last?

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  17. 15. The Shatter Of My Tear

    • By Elysa
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2015

    You always hear about devastating heartbreaks. Although it may have never happened to you personally, a lot of teenagers go through a heartbreak. This is to the people who have heard all these stories and then never loved because of that.

    Poem About Being Afraid To Love Again

    Afraid to love
    Afraid to hold
    All the stories untold
    Why am I afraid
    Of loving
    Afraid of being broken
    It's so easy to take my heart and throw it away
    I will stay silent
    The only sound you will hear
    Is the shatter of my tear
    The dropping of my heart
    Like a display of art
    So beautiful
    Afraid to love
    Afraid to hold
    All these stories, I've never told

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  18. 16. My Darling

    I wrote this poem for a partner of mine who went through a bad time with depression.

    Poem For A Loved One With Depression

    My darling, my girl,
    Why are you so sad?
    Why can't you see that life is not all bad?
    You're my angel.
    Please don't cry,
    I don't understand, so please tell me why?
    Your beautiful face,
    Your fading smile,
    I vow to make you happy for more than just a while.
    You're so precious,
    Why can't you see?
    I beg you to break that chain,
    Then you'll be free.
    The past is gone,
    It's not going to change,
    But the future is yours...
    For you to arrange,
    Live your life,
    Be happy, don't cry.
    I'm here and now those tears can dry.
    I love you, my darling,
    Let go of the sorrow,
    Because I'm here for you....
    Yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

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  19. 17. A Lost And Found For Love

    What's this thing called love? For some, it's as if their heart had wings! For others, it's like their heart was being crushed! Still others see it as entrapment and ends up being a big pain in the butt! We all have our own recipes for true love. Mine is truth, trust and time.

    Love Is Out There

    There're many women I have met
    And loved throughout my years.
    Some provided joy I'd get,
    But most provided tears.

    There were those in fancy clothes
    Who'd show me their affections.
    Less fancy dressers then arose
    And showed me new directions.

    But all would leave, I'm not sure why,
    For other loves or interests.
    So, with the last tears that I'd dry,
    I vowed to end these contests.

    No longer would I give my heart
    To have it sliced in two!
    Too many dreams were torn apart
    By women that I knew!

    I became an island to myself,
    With interests born anew.
    My hopes of love placed on a shelf
    Where mold and mildew grew.


    The best laid plans of mice and men
    Do often go astray.
    I saw this truth one evening when
    She came in sight one day.

    She looked at me with lonely eyes,
    I'm sure mine looked the same.
    It took some time to realize
    Attraction was to blame.

    The vow I'd made to hide my heart
    Began to fade from view.
    My new love seemed so far apart
    From the other ones I knew.

    Today, my love is with me still,
    So many years we've shared.
    My love and trust have been fulfilled
    And formed a love that's not compared.

    For those out there, please don't despair;
    Don't squander your affections.
    Don't hide your need for love to share;
    Don't dwell on your rejections.

    Love is there, I'm proof of that,
    No matter what your setback.
    There's someone there who's where you're at,
    Who'll show the joy you'll get back.

    At night, when we both lie in bed,
    She shows what my love's meant.
    I stroke the hair upon her head;
    She whispers sweet contentment.

    What makes a moth fly to a light?
    Is it need for what they see?
    Or does it seem, their useless flight,
    Is just curiosity?

    I guess it's both that brought us close,
    Our lives of different walks.
    But now, to please my love the most,
    I'll clean her litter box.

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  20. 18. Never Look Back

    This poem is about an old couple who, despite all their bickering and arguing, still love one another. They sit together and are comfortable being grumpy and are still being carried along by whatever life has to throw at them. This is a poem written for my mum and dad.

    An Older Couple Reflecting On Their Relationship

    My darling, remember those days long ago,
    When we both held hands through rain and snow?
    We cheerfully chatted and were full of fresh life.
    How positive we were in our strife.

    We never looked back; we kept going on.
    Even when it poured, the sun still shone,
    Because we both had a precious thing,
    Love for one another; it made our hearts sing!

    Young lovers, we rode each new wave,
    Faced up to our challenges, both tireless and brave.
    But alas, the years have caught up on us.
    Weak and old, we no longer make a fuss.

    We sit by the fire and grumpily stare,
    No longer hold hands, too tired to care.
    Mumbling and grumbling at things on the Box,
    Old and withered, battered by life's knocks.

    Yet I stare at you sitting nearby.
    Yes, we still have it, a twinkling in the eye!

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  21. 19. The One

    Finding The One Who Accepts You

    I hope you find
    the one who quiets
    the screams.
    I hope you find
    the one that
    understands your
    I hope you find
    the one that is
    patient while
    you're healing.
    I hope you find
    the one who accepts
    all of you.

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  22. 20. The Balance

    I give and take,
    I give and take,
    I give and take.

    But I take when
    I should be giving,
    and I give when
    I should be taking.

    And that is why
    I have loved and lost.

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