Heartbreak Poems

Heartbreak Poems

Healing Poems for Heartbreak

When your heart is broken it is the saddest thing in the world. All your energy leaves you and everything in your life seems to lose all meaning. You gave your heart and soul to this love, and now it is no more. How can your heart ever be whole again? There is a very deep thought attributed the Mystical Rabbi of Kotzk, "there is nothing as whole as a broken heart". Although a broken heart is painful, it brings a person to turn to God. He realizes that he is ultimately alone in the world except for God who is always there to comfort him.

41 Devastating Poems about Heartbreak

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  1. 1. Mad Girl's Love Song

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    "I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
    I lift my lids and all is born again.
    (I think I made you up inside my head.)

    The stars go waltzing out in blue and red,
    And arbitrary blackness gallops in:
    I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.

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  3. 2. Ebb

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    I know what my heart is like
    Since your love died:
    It is like a hollow ledge
    Holding a little pool

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  5. 3. What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, And Where, And Why

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    What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why,
    I have forgotten, and what arms have lain
    Under my head till morning; but the rain
    Is full of ghosts tonight, that tap and sigh

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  6. 4. To A Young Girl

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    My dear, my dear, I know
    More than another
    What makes your heart beat so;
    Not even your own mother

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  7. 5. What's Next?


    • By Amanda
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2015 with permission of the Author.

    I lie awake tonight,
    Wishing of things I can change.
    I try to convince myself,
    But it's all so strange.

    Is it me,
    Or is it you?
    Do I try,

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    That has so much truth: I think we all do that at times and our companions get used to it. But sometimes we push too hard and push them away. But with true love comes an unbelievable force...

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  8. 6. The Siren


    • By YoungPoet
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2011 with permission of the Author.

    He wrote her a song, but it never got finished
    They both fell in love, but it was soon diminished
    She sits on his bed and cries in his lap
    He cries back at her, knowing they can't go back.

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    This is absolutely unique and astonishing. I've never had a boyfriend myself, but there was someone who came very close. We were best friends, doing everything together and having the time of...

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  9. 7. Do You Know


    • By Michelle Boyd
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2009 with permission of the Author.

    Do you know a life of loneliness and one filled with pain,
    living a life with nothing to gain,
    Surrounded by darkness, overwhelmed with shame.
    A life without peace with no one to blame.

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    Well, same stuff, but I know I need to be strong for my kids! The thing that crushes me is my 6-year-old hears his dad call me a whore or say, “Mommy's just crazy, Roman." My son, now after 2...

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  10. 8. He'll Never Know


    • By Jennifer
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2009 with permission of the Author.

    I want to run, I want to hide
    From all the pain he caused inside.
    I want to scream, I want to cry.
    Why can't I tell him goodbye?

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    Hey Hannah. I have felt like you before. You can fall for someone so completely and they could never feel the same. Just focus on what makes you feel happy. One day you will see he won't even...

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  11. 9. I Tried So Hard


    • By Whitney Barton
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2009 with permission of the Author.

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    I tried so hard.
    I tried my best.
    I gave you my all,
    And now there's nothing left.

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    He was my first love We started dating while I was in high school. He was at university. We were so much in love, promising each other that we would be together forever. He taught me how to...

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  12. 10. A Broken Heart


    • By Jenna
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2008 with permission of the Author.

    How do I mend a broken heart?
    My entire world has fallen apart.
    How do I find hope in a brand new day,
    when the one I love has gone away?

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    I am feeling this poem deep in my heart. My husband of 10 years has found someone else to love. He asked me to move out, and I have. I feel so disconnected from my life, the life I knew. I...

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  13. 11. Ode To You


    • By Carl Sinclair
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2015 with permission of the Author.

    Every morning I see your face,
    And for that fleeting second I'm in a different place,
    A place where we smiled, laughed, and talked,
    A place where we could hold hands wherever we walked,

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    There was a boy. We were on our way to 5 months and then all of a sudden, he liked another girl. It turned out she liked him too. I wanted to be supportive. I stepped down and let them be...

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  14. 12. And The World Carries On

    • By Amy O Connor
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2020 with permission of the Author.

    The plates will still shift
    and the clouds will still spew.
    The sun will slowly rise
    and the moon will follow too.

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    This poem is really so good. I feel this poem; it's just amazing.

  15. 13. The Weeping Willow

    • By Azania Willson
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2016 with permission of the Author.

    Last night I woke up and you weren't there.
    I told myself that I shouldn't care.
    I wrapped my arms around a pillow,
    Staring out the window at the weeping willow.

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    I have always loved the weeping willow more than any tree. I love it because it is so strong and resilient and bows with the wind rather than breaks. I promised myself that when I finally had...

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  16. 14. The Good Times Are Over

    • By Luke A. Wilks
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2021 with permission of the Author.

    I was happiest with you
    I thought you were happy too
    Now that you left, only sadness does remain
    I can't get the thought of you out of my brain

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    I remember my first relationship. I almost threw my whole life away for this one boy, because I thought he loved me. I didn't know him; I knew only a shell of him in which he used to hide...

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  17. 15. Hollow

    Emotions.
    Do you feel them?
    She was numb and frozen,
    Yet it dimly sparkled like a dying gem.

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    When you feel empty and hollow, I feel like it's easy to feel alone. This poem helped me realize that I am not alone and that there are other people out there who struggle to feel again, who...

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  18. 16. Heartbroken And Confused

    • By Kelsey Pitts
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2008 with permission of the Author.

    My heart feels like it's torn in two.
    Why can't I just be with you?
    Every day another tear,
    Every day a lot more fear.

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    I am the type of person who doesn't believe in love, but what I feel for this guy is something I have only felt for one person. I swore off love, and I don't want to fall in love with him...

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  19. 17. I Fall Back

    • By Erin L. Kampen
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2021 with permission of the Author.

    The hardest thing I've ever done is let you slip away
    The cut got even deeper when you had nothing to say
    The ice within your veins I thought I could defrost
    But somehow, I got swept up and my heart would be the cost

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  20. 18. Bottom Of My Heart

    • By Efi
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2009 with permission of the Author.

    Don't talk anymore, my love
    Just look at me
    and you will understand
    how I feel.

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    WOW!! This is exactly how I feel. The guy I love just fell in love with my best friend and I've been crying non-stop! This made me stop for the first time. Thank you.

  21. 19. I Don't Sleep Because Of You

    • By Carlie
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2011 with permission of the Author.

    I don't go to sleep at night
    because you haunt my dreams,
    and waking up to find you're not here
    is harder than it seems.

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    This poem expresses every emotion I'm feeling right now. We had 16 years together and a few on and off but the last were mainly all on until that Sunday night when he texted telling me that...

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  22. 20. Look Me In The Eyes

    • By Jenny
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2009 with permission of the Author.

    Look me in the eyes
    And tell me what you see.
    My hopes and dreams are shattered.
    Is there no future for you and me?

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    Just feeling empty, out of words to say, finally you've said mine to the fullest. Thanks I was depressed but now am okayreading it over and over again. Thanks once again.

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