Hurting Poems

Hurting Poems

Poems on Being Hurt from Love

In a loving relationship, there are often hurt feelings. We have certain expectations of our partner, and when they do not live up to them we are likely to feel a sense of betrayal. The truth is that if we put our hurt aside for a moment we may realize that our lover was not even aware of the expectations that we had for them. These expectations are probably a carryover of fantasies that we have in our heart of how a perfect lover behaves. It is OK to have these expectations. However, if we expect our partner to fulfill them for us we must at let them know what we would like.

60 Poems about Love and Pain

  1. 1. Nobody Knows

    Being left by our love is painful, but what is more painful? Leaving your love knowingly and seeing him fight for you. That's the most painful.
    She knows it's her mistake. She knows she is giving him pain. She knows she can change it all but still can't and won't. She knows how empty she is without him. She loves him, but she can't express it. She has no one to express it to but her diary...

    The Pain Of Leaving Someone You Love

    Nobody knows it's empty,
    The smile that I wear.
    The real one is left behind in the past
    Because I left you there...

    Nobody knows I am crying.
    They won't even see my tears.
    When they think I am laughing,
    I wish you were here...

    Nobody knows it's painful.
    They think that I am strong.
    They say it won't kill me,
    But I wonder if they are wrong...

    Nobody knows I miss you.
    They think I am all set free,
    But I feel like I am bound with chains,
    Trapped in the mystery...

    Nobody knows I need you.
    They think I can do it on my own,
    But they don't know I am crying
    When I am all alone...

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  3. 2. Tears Of A Broken Heart

    I have been in a six year relationship and he still does not know what he means to me. I wrote this poem during the saddest time of our lives. He lost a loved one and I was not able to comfort him. Every word in this poem is truly meant; it's as if my heart was speaking all on its own. I dedicate this to all of those who have been lost in your own love.

    I have given all my love to you, but what do I get in return?
    A broken heart.
    I have given you my heart, and you stomp on it like a doormat.
    I have given you my youth and you took advantage of my un-experienced heart and played with my emotions.
    I gave you all the trust, but you misused it.
    I gave you the benefit of the doubt, and you proved everyone right.
    I gave you my life and you killed me day by day.
    I want to pull my aching heart and tear it piece by piece so I no longer love you.
    I want to lose my memory so I no longer think of you.
    I want to go so far so I no longer have to see you.
    I want to cry, but I no longer have any more tears to fall down
    my sad, lonely face.
    I want to sleep, but my dreams haunt me with you in them.
    I can't seem to find a way out. What do I do?
    I don't want anyone to see this, not even you.
    How do I get out of this?
    How do I stop this misery? How do solve this mystery?
    I can't seem to find anyone to make me feel the way you do,
    The way you look at me,
    The way you say my name,
    The sound of your voice when you tell me that you care.
    I love you so much I think I'm going to die from this pain that haunts day and night.
    How can I forget you? If the only love I know is you.
    How can I move on? If life is not the same without you.
    I want to break free and move on, but I think I'll be doing something wrong.
    I just have to close my eyes and let things fly and let the days pass me by.

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  5. 3. The Hardest Thing I'll Ever Do

    This poem is about a guy I dated for 3 1/2 years. We broke up because he said he didn't want to break my heart, but he did when we broke up. I moved away with my mother after this, and 4 years after we broke up, I got my license and decided I would go see him. We started talking again and he told me all these lies about how he wanted to be with me. After 4 months, he went back to his ex-girlfriend, and once again left me with a broken heart and alone.

    Poem About Needing To Move On

    The hardest thing I'll ever do
    Is let go of you
    And look forward instead of back at my past.
    I wonder how long this broken heart will last.
    I guess everything you ever said was a lie,
    So I'm going to move forward, or at least I'm going to try.
    How many times can a heart crack before it shatters?
    Or does it even matter?
    I've sat and cried over you way too much,
    Just wishing one more time I could feel your touch.
    But you don't care, and neither should I.
    So I'm going to move on, or at least I'm going to try.

    Poem About Needing To Move On, The Hardest Thing I'll Ever Do

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  6. 4. Forever

    • By Wesley
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems September 2017

    This poem is about promises that someone you truly love made to you, and within a second, they had thrown it all away, including you. You feel hurt, as though no one had really cared, and slowly you lose hope in the meaning of the words "I love you" and "forever." It's about heartbreak and knowing that it will never be true.

    Lies And Broken Promises

    Forever means nothing in my eyes.
    It's just a word you use to cover up lies,
    To hide your tracks each night you leave
    So I don't worry and start to believe.
    The words I love you are just a joke.
    Each time you say them I try not to choke
    On the tears that threaten to stain the ground,
    And I just nod, don't make a sound.
    Each night you tell me you truly care,
    But when I need you, you're never there.
    You think what you want about how I feel
    And claim these tears are never real.
    You say you know everything about me,
    But you only know what I let you see.
    You bring me down when you think I can't hear,
    Just anything I put up with every year.
    You make me feel worthless in front of you,
    Like you hate me and everything I do.
    You never notice the tears that spill down
    Or the fake smile and permanent frown.
    You're too caught up in believing a lie
    That you never see how hard I try.
    I wanted perfection and failed you all.
    I let myself down and started to fall.
    Forever, to me, is an empty promise you made,
    And still I wait as the memories fade.
    To me, forever is a waste of time
    That makes you feel lucky as you climb
    To the extent of your happiness, but it won't be true,
    Because to me, forever is something you can't do.

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  7. 5. Drowning

    This poem comes from Amy O Connor's poetry book, A Beautiful Complexity.

    They come in waves,
    my feelings for you.
    And not pretty whitecaps
    dancing at my feet.
    But when I least expect it.
    When life seems to be
    a quiet stream of continuity.
    They come to disrupt.
    So forceful they pull me under,
    so that I am drowning and once again,
    can’t catch my breath.

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  8. 6. The Worst Pain Known To Me

    • By Tanya E. Kent
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2020

    Over the past few months, I have learned what it feels like to accidentally fall in love with someone who is already taken. I have never felt a pain like this. I am an educated and self-sufficient woman. Normally I am one to make sound decisions, but this was unpreventable. I am trying to find any way possible to keep these feelings from bottling up inside. Hopefully these feelings will pass. I am sure there is someone out there with a similar situation, though I would not wish this upon anyone.

    Poem About Loving Someone You Can Never Have

    The worst pain known to me
    Is to be stuck on a love that never could be,
    To love someone who'll never be free.
    The worst pain known to me.

    My heart aches unfathomably
    Knowing he too wishes it could be
    Him and me forever with glee.
    The worst pain known to me.

    He has each and every quality
    That I desire continuously.
    I try to forget him persistently.
    The worst pain known to me.

    Living each day with monotony.
    Smiling with false positivity,
    Hoping that soon it'll be history.
    The worst pain known to me.

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  9. 7. Living Again

    • By Tina Manning Harding
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2011

    My absolute first love. You can never forget, but hopefully you can find a way to move on and still carry those good memories.

    Running, running
    far away.
    Escaping dreams
    of yesterday.
    Faster, faster
    there I go.
    Forgetting things
    you'll never know.
    Dying, dying
    deep inside.
    Find a place
    for me to hide.
    Catching, catching
    up with me.
    No more running
    from reality.
    Stopping, stopping
    let me cry.
    Finding a way
    to say goodbye.

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  10. 8. Lies

    • By Kendra
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems January 2008

    I wrote this poem because the one guy (my true love) hurt me in so many ways.

    Letting Go Of Love Poem

    You broke my heart in two
    And took me like a bet.
    With all you put me through,
    I have so many regrets.

    To lose you was worth it,
    although I wasn't sure.
    It seemed to make me happy
    but still so insecure.

    We always said forever
    we would take it to the end,
    never give it up,
    but this time my heart couldn't mend.

    It cut so deep into me.
    I guess it hurt you too,
    but when you did it, then you lied.
    I had to say, "We're through."

    I gave you all I had.
    I tried to make it last,
    but now all we have
    are memories from the past.

    So look me in the eye,
    and tell me what you see.
    A girl so broken inside
    who's been through misery.

    And now I'm moving on
    with the pain that kills inside,
    but I'm starting to forget
    by reminding myself how you lied!

    I have somebody new,
    someone to treat me right,
    to talk to lovingly
    and to hold me all night.

    He's there for me when I need him,
    to give me love and support,
    to hold me close and wipe away
    all my signs of hurt.

    To kiss me softly every night
    and let me know he's there
    to call me just because,
    just to tell me that he cares.

    Now here I go again
    falling so hard, so deep,
    but this time it's different.
    This is one I want to keep!

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  11. 9. You're Better Off Without Me

    I often picture what it would be like to see you again. To hear your voice, or feel the weight of your hand in mine. I rehearse what I'd say to you, whether or not I'd tell you about the poetry, how I'd reply if you asked me if I was happy, yet.

    But the truth is I'll never tell you any of it. I won't call or find my way to your door. As much as I miss you, I know that you will want to love me - to pick up the pieces of me and hold them together, the way you always used to. And we'll end up back where we were, with you ignoring how much it hurt to try and love me - still giving even when there's nothing left for me to take.

    If we're honest, we both know you're better off without me. If I really want you to be happy, then I have to accept that it means being far away from me. So I will love you from a distance, even if that means you believe the worst of me.

    I’ve written you
    so many letters
    I won’t send.
    I’ve rehearsed
    phone calls
    and played out
    chance meetings
    in my head.
    And yet, I’ll never
    tell you any of it.
    Because I know
    (deep down)
    you’re better off
    without me,
    and I want you
    to be happy,
    whatever that means.

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  12. 10. Lost

    • By Shelli
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2009

    Poem about being confused by breakup.

    I thought it was a dream; I thought it wasn't real,
    But pain really hurts and it's really how I feel.
    Memories keep coming back, and so do all of the tears.
    I hear your voice, and as quick as the smile came, it quickly disappears.
    I don't know what is happening, because you always held my hand.

    You said you would never let go; that is what I don't understand.
    So many promises you made, and more of them broken.
    Lost and confused, feels like I'm choking.
    A lot of things I did not say;
    Now I can't find my way.

    I feel like a boomerang; you throw me but not only that.
    Every time you throw me, I always seem to come back.
    Back to you, back to pain.
    Nothing has changed, you're still the same.

    I cannot start over because I don't know where to start.
    I guess that is what happens when someone breaks your heart.
    If we are supposed to follow our dreams, why can't I follow you?
    Because now I am so lost, I wish you were lost without me too.

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  13. 11. Unconditionally Painfully In Love

    • By Jasmine S. Johnson
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2009

    My name is Jasmine, and I have a man I love with all of my heart. But we love with pain. In this poem I am letting people know that you don't have to love with pain. You can stop it at any time. But in my situation I just don't know how to stop it. Or I may have gotten so immune to it that I am afraid to find the outcome of it when I do stop.

    This pain is taking its toll,
    But my love it never gets old.
    The trials and defeated emotions
    Keeping me sane with magical potions.
    The heart that keeps my blood flowing,
    That pain that keeps me down but going.
    If the pain leaves and love stays,
    How would life be for me?
    Would I have a hole in my heart
    Where hurt and pain used to be?
    Is there a way out of this
    Loving, painful misery?
    Is there a way into this
    Love that I have failed or neglected to receive?
    Is this love?
    Unconditionally loving you is
    Bringing me pain,
    But it keeps me sane because I have you.
    Am I kidding myself?
    Am I in denial that you love me back?
    Am I just a dream away from reality?
    Am I making believe that I love you?
    I think not...
    But pain keeps me going.
    My heart keeps my blood flowing.
    You keep my life glowing.
    Jesus keeps me believing.
    My calmness is showing,
    But my happiness is hiding
    From pain and love.
    I unconditionally, painfully love you.

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  14. 12. Pain, Pain Go Away

    Pain, pain go away!
    Please do not come back another day.
    Tears falling down my face.
    Oh, how I wish for his warm embrace.
    Wonder if he cares about me.
    Wonder if this is supposed to be.
    How can he stand there and break my heart?
    How did we allow us to grow so far apart?
    My dreams of us being happy is not going to come true.
    All I am feeling is down and blue.
    Pain, pain go away.
    Bring me back to another day
    where he loved me and
    we thought we were meant to be.
    I will not stop loving you; that much is true,
    but I will be stronger in time
    and not feel so blue.
    You will always be in my heart,
    even when we are apart.
    One day I will have that warm embrace,
    and tears will stop flowing down my face.
    Pain, pain go away.
    Leave me alone and do not stay.

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  15. 13. Reality

    • By Keioma Livan
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2015

    Have you ever been in love with someone who, for some reason or another, just can't love you back or at the least can't love you the way you want them to? If so, this is the poem for you.

    Poem About Someone Who Seeks True Love

    Just saying your name makes me realize
    how much meaning you add to my life.
    I watch your actions every day
    and long to hold and kiss you when I'm awake,
    but reality dawns a rainy day,
    a world of fantasy and dismay.

    In my dreams I make you mine.
    I hold you 'til the end of time,
    but when I awake to find that you're not there,
    my world is full of sorrow and despair,
    and reality, like a rushing wind, destroys my hope,
    my everything.

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  16. 14. I Want To

    I want to write about how you make me feel,
    How every time I see your face I know that you're real.
    I can't describe the feeling you always raise in me.
    I can't describe this wash of happiness that you seem to bring,
    But I want to write about it; I want to write about you.

    I want to write about that day we shared,
    How every time you would laugh it would linger in the air.
    I can't describe the loving look in your eyes.
    I can't describe the reason why you won't say, "Goodbye."
    But I want to write about it; I want to write about you.

    I want to write about all our memories, all our stories, and adventures,
    How we conquered them together,
    But I can't describe the paths we took.
    I can't describe the sense of security I felt in that one look.
    But I want to; I want to write about you.

    I want to write about us,
    How everything felt was true love, not lust,
    But I can't describe anything without you.
    I can't describe all our hopes and dreams,
    How everything that was so perfect left in a fleet of screams.

    I want to write,
    But I can't explain how our plans got so disarrayed,
    How God just had to take you away.
    I can't describe this sudden feeling I have to be by your side,
    How even through death I have to hide all that I feel inside.

    I want to write, but I forget how to describe what is meant.
    I want to write about you, but I can't.
    I can't describe the feeling of lost, the feeling of what it all cost
    Or of the silent screams, the lovely dreams with just you and me,
    But I want to.

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  17. 15. Faithful, Unsure Love

    • By Shana Worthen
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2008

    I dedicate this to all the girls who have been hurt by guys they thought loved them. Don't let them stop you.

    Through all the storms and struggles-
    All the fights and tussles,
    All the disrespect, and abuse,
    My love was always true.

    When you made me cry, made me feel unloved,
    I was always there by your side.
    No matter what you did or what you said,
    I was proud to be your girl.

    My love for you is greater than anything in this world.
    You know that no one can love you like I do.
    Everything we have been through,
    I was faithful to you and only you.

    I was your girl, your boo;
    But all you ever did was treat me like garbage.
    You said, "Baby, you know I love you."
    But true love doesn't break my heart.

    I tried and tried to look past it,
    But the more I tried, the more I saw the real you.
    All the lies, all the deceit,
    You must have thought you were slick.

    To love you more than anything
    Would be ignorant on my part.
    I can't image my life without you,
    But I can't image my life with you.

    I deserve more than what you give me,
    Better than what I have now.
    Growing up is something that you need to do.
    My love for you is always there....
    But my heart is moving on to better things.

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  18. 16. My Sorrow's Song

    • By Candace Nau
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2008

    This is poem I wrote for my friend that tried to commit suicide after her boyfriend left her for her friend.

    Broken In Pain

    So here it goes,
    My sorrow's song.
    A song that's short
    And not too long.
    A silent pain you'll never feel,
    A broken heart that'll never heal.
    How do you kill a dying love?
    One that you thought was sent from above.
    One that brought so many lies and tears.
    One that you swore would last through the years,
    But now I lie here,
    Broken in pain,
    Clinging to life,
    And whispering your name,
    Now realizing you were never the one,
    But now it's too late, 'cuz my song is done.

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  19. 17. There's That Feeling Again

    • By Charles Cushway
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 13, 2022

    Sadly, I've never been in a relationship, despite endlessly trying. This poem conveys how I feel after yet another rejection - it's an endless cycle.

    The Seemingly Endless Cycle Of Rejection

    There's that feeling again,
    The one I've had before.
    I picked myself up from that,
    And I'll do so once more.

    There's that feeling again,
    Of pain and sorrow.
    I'm not sure I can take it.
    Can it wait until tomorrow?

    There's that feeling again,
    Now I'm in tears.
    I thought I was strong,
    But it appears I was wrong.

    There's that feeling again,
    But a smile puts it off.
    Then it hits me,
    I've not been let off.

    There's that feeling again,
    The one I've had before.
    I picked myself up from that,
    And I'll do so once more...

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  20. 18. Darkness

    • By Brendan Michael Pagano-Staffaroni
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2015

    This poem comes from the pain of losing a girlfriend. When the person you love leaves, your whole world turns upside down, making it feel like you will constantly live in darkness.

    Poem About Loss Of Girlfriend

    I wish this world of darkness would come to an end.
    I lost a girl, I lost a friend.
    I'd give it all back if only I could.
    I've said it a million times, I know I would.
    I miss her more and more every day.
    She's gone, and my world is dark and grey.
    My life is a cloud of endless rain.
    I wish I could escape the endless pain.
    What's the point of living if she's gone?
    There is no sun, there is no dawn
    In my endless world of darkness...

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  21. 19. You Have Shattered Every Memory Of Us

    You have drowned every emotion of us,
    Held it under water until it could no longer breathe.
    You have shattered every memory of us,
    Like glass, touching it I risk hurting every time.
    You have burned any future of us,
    Only left ashes of what could have been.
    We could have been great together.
    We could have made it.

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  22. 20. Failed Love

    • By Vbishal Barick
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2017

    It's an episode from a not so distant past of mine.

    Loving Someone Who Doesn't Love You

    He built a wall
    Around his heart.
    Then she came along,
    And the wall fell apart.

    He stepped out of the wall
    Just to realize
    It's still full of pain
    And as cold as ice.

    So he said to himself,
    "This love thing, it isn't for me.
    That's something
    I finally see."

    But before he builds the wall again,
    He wants her to know
    It was his love for her
    That he failed to show.

    If only she could see
    What's in his heart,
    How he feels for her,
    The way he's torn apart.

    "Please understand," he says.
    "It's not you that I blame.
    I know your feelings
    For me aren't the same.
    Maybe it's just fate
    That I fell for you.
    I just couldn't help it,
    Although I knew."

    She'll never love him back,
    That he has to accept,
    But loving her, knowing her,
    Caring for her has been a joy
    That he'll never regret.

    He knows he has to move on,
    And with time he shall,
    But it's gonna be hard,
    And it's gonna take a while.

    Although he doesn't want to,
    Believe him, he's trying
    To let go of his feelings,
    But a silent hope keeps striving.

    For what he doesn't have
    He does not complain.
    In fact he's grateful,
    Having someone to share his pain.

    In these last few lines,
    He just wants to wish her well.
    May all her dreams come true.
    That's all he has to tell.

    So he's taking his leave now,
    With just one hope within...
    That someday she will realize
    Just how much he loved her.
    If only she had seen...
    But he will be long gone by then,
    Inside his broken wall,
    Never to come out again,
    Never to hear the call,
    With few memories to join him is his pain,
    And a vow never to love again...

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