Breaking Up Poems

Breaking Up Poems

Poems about the End of a Relationship

Poems about Breakups. When two people are intimate with each other, this is the highest level that a relationship can reach. Whether or not the breakup is desirable, one thing is for sure, it will make a monumental difference in the lives of the people involved. Poetry about a breakup is likely to contain intense pain, anger, and sadness. In a close relationship, man and woman become like one. When the relationship is dissolved it may feel like your body is being ripped in half.

53 Sad Love Poems about Leaving the one you Loved

  1. 1. We Lost Each Other

    • By Sierra
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2016

    This poem is about a breakup that was long coming. It's about having a lot of mixed emotions during the breakup. I knew it was imminent, but that doesn't make it hurt any less. For a long time we were going down different paths, but I still held on to the chance that we might go back to where we used to be.

    I could ask you to stay,
    But there's really nothing left to say.

    This breakup has been emotional and long,

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    He was so perfect in every way and I love him dearly, but towards the end things became so toxic. We no longer had the passion, respect, and the abundant love we once shared. This poem...

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  3. 2. Someday You'll Miss Me Like I Missed You

    • By Summer
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2011

    It made me get a lot off my chest, so now I'm good and over him.

    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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  5. 3. Free From A Bad Relationship

    • By Alone
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2008

    Sometimes we need to step back from a relationship to see that it really is unhealthy.

    As I sit in my corner and think about your lies,
    I have nothing else to do but break down and cry.
    You knew it would end,
    You knew it would die,

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    You keep on trying! I might be young and don't understand love, but I know how it is to trust someone and they just stab you in the back, and yes, guys are like that. I have been through hell...

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  6. 4. All Good Things Come To An End

    Smooth sailing one day, but then you're left stranded by the one you love and trust the most. The moments we had were perfect, and they couldn't have been any better. But all good comes to an end. And this is what my poem is about.

    And if you ever read this Jen, thank you for everything. You truly gave me the happiest moments of my life. You showed me how happy I could be and the potential I had. Thank you.

    All good things come to an end,
    Even the gifts that God sends,

    Like her, the angel He sent from above

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    From the bottom of my soul, I truly feel that we are meant to be. I will love and cherish you. Till death do us part. I'm telling you all this from the bottom of my heart. Right now it...

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  7. 5. I Lost It

    • By Carrie Berry
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2008

    Hi, I wrote this poem when my boyfriend of a year left me for another woman. This talks about how he took everything away from me that made me who I was. He broke my heart and took everything away that ever made me happy about myself.

    You took my fears away
    And made them true.
    You took my love away
    And ripped my heart out, too.

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    Hi, I don't know how to start..... I was a very quiet, self-absorbed person, but I was happy the way I was. This boy came, and many girls went after him, not me. He started getting interested...

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  8. 6. I'm Still Lovin' You

    • By Coramaew
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2015

    I love writing poems, and this is my first time ever submitting one. I hope you like it.

    I sit on my bed every night.
    I look for a star to wish on, but not one is in sight.
    So I try to sleep, but all I see is you.
    I think to myself, is he feeling this too?

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    The hardest thing for me is to say "goodbye." I am scared of letting go of someone you truely love. But sometimes we need to face all the fears that might. Till now I keep questioning myself...

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  9. 7. Walking Away

    • By Vanessa Brown
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2010

    This poem was written when things were going bad between me and my ex. I woke up one morning and decided that it was time to leave. Time to better my life and the lives of my three children.

    I'm tired of dreaming.
    I'm through with trying.
    Tired of living, yet scared of dying.
    Maybe things are good for you,

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    I was in a relationship that destroyed my straight A's, and I later found out he was cheating on me, which made sense because he was always apologizing even when he didn't do anything and...

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  10. 8. Your Touch

    • By Dan
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2017

    This wasn't written for anyone in particular. Hopefully it will make someone feel better who is going through a breakup.

    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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    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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  11. 9. The End

    This is an example of a Villanelle about a breakup. Lines 1 and 3 of the first stanza are repeated throughout the poem.

    No one told me about this pain.
    Everything hurts, even my pride.
    It's these emotions I am forced to contain.

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    I always enjoy reading and learning about different poetry styles. Thanks for being a great teacher. The poem was excellent. Best wishes.

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  12. 10. Broken Heart

    • By Norm
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2015

    I wrote this today, after going through a divorce. I was with my ex for 16 years, and now I'm able to put into a few words how I feel.

    I know you say you love me,
    But you don't see
    How this breaks my heart,
    Since we are now apart.

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    Buddy, I feel your pain. Obviously, reading divorce poems... I too was married for 16 years with two children. Oh how I wish I could have made her feel more love. She's gone now and I...

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  13. 11. The One That Got Away

    • By Ciaran P. McGreevy
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2020

    The story behind the first poem I've ever written is about the love of my life. We spent 11 wonderful years together, and suddenly things changed. She is the most amazing girl I've ever met, but things didn't turn out as I nor she planned. We've broken up, and I am a shadow of my former self. I wrote this poem for her. This is for you, Nemo. I'll always love you forever and ever. God bless you.

    Every day hurts as much as the last.
    If I could turn back time, I'd return to the past.

    A past where things were lovely and true.

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  14. 12. One Step At A Time

    Love doesn't just end. You don't lose someone overnight. It happens one step at time...with all the little things that go unsaid or undone.

    I can't help but see what you are thinking
    You wonder what happened to us
    You thought that you owned my heart and soul
    You thought that you had me wrapped

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    Yes this poem touched me as this is what I am going through right now. Me and partner have been going through some tough times and now I can't see any going back from this because there has...

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  15. 13. Goodbye

    I wrote this while going through a tough break up.

    Goodbye to love,
    A love that used to be my life.

    Goodbye to dreams,

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    I loved this poem. It hit right in center of my heart about my relationship I just walked out of.

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  16. 14. Why Did I Break Up With The Guy I Love?

    • By Jennifer Phillips
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2011

    I wrote this poem at school when my friends and I were talking about what we'll do after year 12. It suddenly hit me that because of my stupidity and paranoia, I made a terrible, terrible mistake. I broke up with the one guy I've ever loved. And the thing that really makes me mad is that he gave me so many chances and I kept on letting my fear overtake my love for him. And even though my anxiety is sort of under control, I know that we'll never be together again.

    You poison me with your eyes,
    Your lips curving, drawing me in.
    How can you trust me with all my lies?
    Do you still love what's deep within?

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  17. 15. Truth Hurts More Than Your Lie

    • By Shianne
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2011

    This poem I wrote when I was feeling really sad and when I was really confused.

    The truth you tell me hurts more than your lie
    Once I learned it, I started to cry
    Every time I thought of you
    I remembered what I thought was true

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    Sometimes the truth hurts more than a bite, doesn't it? Why did you cheat on me when I loved you so much?

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  18. 16. Pretending

    I'm trying to pretend I don't have feelings for my ex, in hopes that one day it comes true.

    I'm tired of pretending
    Everything is okay,
    That it does not pain me
    When I hear your name.

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    Exactly how I feel. Trying to pretend it doesn't hurt. Well, it sure does.

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  19. 17. Love Is Rare

    • By Martina D Garza
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 1, 2021

    I met someone, and as the years passed me by, I fell in love. As every couple does, we experienced complications, which led him to seek happiness with someone else. The love I've had for him, which I'll always have for him. is the inspiration for this very poem.

    I remember the good things we used to share,
    The happiness we endured, the deep love and care.

    The air was as light as a feather;

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    I like the poem. I learned as a young adult that I couldn't make anyone do anything, especially love me. And I also figured out it was not in me to be with someone who didn't want to be with...

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  20. 18. Fishbowl

    I wrote this poem on May 8th, after reflecting on the fact that 3 months ago I was in a psych ward after wanting to kill myself. Leading up to that point, I was in a very toxic relationship that got very blown up, fast. I wrote this in hopes that people going through this could relate and not feel alone.

    I was drowning in the sea.
    You took one look then suffocated me.
    Bubbles came in through my mouth as I screamed.
    They exited my nose when I tried to breathe.

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  21. 19. Final Moments

    Have you ever had a final moment with someone that you wish you could change?

    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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    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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  22. 20. Just The End

    • By S.L. Gray
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems January 27, 2021

    I regret the end.

    The way we couldn't
    leave one another

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    Wow! Good job. Sometimes hindsight will have us saying "What if?" And in the final review of an ended relationship, there may have been something else we could have done to make things work...

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