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.

95 Poems about Love and Pain

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  1. Love Hate

    • By David Charlton
    • Published: March 2015

    Of all the emotions a person can feel,
    Love is scariest and hardest to heal.
    Excitement and mystery impossible to resist.
    Promises of magic perpetually persist.

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  3. Nobody Knows

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

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    My girls left me for their dad and his wife. They felt they had to or they’d lose him. Kids are resilient? They just push it all down. It still wounds them. Who would think it would only...

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  4. Tears Of A Broken Heart

    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.

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    Brenda, I know exactly how you feel. I'm in love with a guy who doesn't feel the same about me. He says he loves me but really doesn't show it much. He has never been abusive or physically...

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  6. The Hardest Thing I'll Ever Do

    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.

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    How foolish I was for letting him come back into my life. I have been with him for half a year, and everything was going well till we started losing connection. I made promises to him like,...

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  7. Forever

    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.

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  8. Drowning

    They come in waves,
    my feelings for you.
    And not pretty whitecaps
    dancing at my feet.

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  10. The Worst Pain Known To Me

    • By Tanya E. Kent
    • Published: October 2020

    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.

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    I think what you had to say was amazing. That is how I felt with my love. It was such an intense desire to be around her, and I've recently gotten back in touch with her. I know it's hard to...

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  11. Never Be True

    You don't mean what you say and don't mean what you do
    You don't mean anything because it's not true
    You broke my fall and stole my heart
    And already damaged, you let it fall apart

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    Me and my ex had been together for two years when it all fell apart. We met on new years at a party and had an instant connection after one dance. We exchanged numbers and saw each other...

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  12. Warm Embrace

    How I yearn for your warm embrace
    Tears fall down my face
    Can you see in my eyes
    How much I hate our goodbyes

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    Beautiful poem. I love poems, and this one is for sure well spoken.

  13. I Want You Back

    • By Sania Harris
    • Published: November 2008

    Sitting by the river,
    Dreaming through my reflection,
    I wonder what has happened.
    What has caused this distance?

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    I'm going through a situation right now. I'm losing someone I love just because of the mistakes I did. Apparently, she tells me she just wants to be single and wants time, but I know of some...

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  14. You Will Regret

    You will regret
    That you made me cry,
    That you didn't see your love in my eye,
    That you failed my heart and didn't even try.

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    I met someone on social media, and from the get-go I fell deeply in love. After a few days of endless conversations and video calls, I learned that it took just one obstacle for him to leave...

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  15. Living Again

    • By Tina Manning Harding
    • Published: June 2011

    Running, running
    far away.
    Escaping dreams
    of yesterday.

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    I love reading hurt poems, and I write music about hurt. The worst pain I had was a few weeks ago when I received a heart retching text from my boyfriend saying I was too complicated for him...

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  16. Hopeless Love

    No stupid love song can describe how I feel
    Sometimes the words other people say
    Are never good enough or real
    No one will ever know how I'm feeling today

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    I really love this guy, but he hurt me. He really hurt me, broke me, and it was my fault. You could say it was love at first sight. I saw him on my first day in the school I transferred to....

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  17. Someday

    • By Sarah
    • Published: February 2008

    Someday you will cry for me
    Like I cried for you.
    Someday you'll miss me
    Like I missed you.

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    That's a wonderful recovery poem. I believe that if one does all they can to make a relationship work and it doesn't, then it's time to move on. And for the one who put their all into it,...

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  18. Lies

    • By Kendra
    • Published: January 2008

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

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    • Rating 4.41
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    I am in the same situation. I was in a diploma/internship program abroad and I met someone. We used to sit together during school days, and gradually I developed feelings for him. I stayed...

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  19. Your Path, My Heartbreak

    • By Chantal Vincent
    • Published: July 2011

    You are blinded by shame
    For all you have done.
    It hurts me so bad
    That I was never number one.

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    • Rating 4.35
  20. The One-Sided Affair

    • By Devon
    • Published: March 2014

    I loved her eyes, I loved her hair,
    I loved her looks, I loved her stare.
    I loved her attitude, so full of delight.
    I loved her mind, so quick and so bright.

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    I understand your pain, I once had a friend whom I helped unconditionally. Gave her financial support, food on the table, place to stay and paid her study fees, cause her family could not...

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  21. My Lonely Show

    • By Yvonne Houde
    • Published: March 2012

    A little bit angry through the years,
    A whole lot lonely through my tears.
    A wonderful person the people said,
    While I cry alone in bed.

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    I have gone through abuse from someone I loved. Verbal, emotional and physical. I still continue to go through abuse even if it's not physical I'm 5 months pregnant with our second child and...

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  22. Silent Tears

    • By Nyasha Bard
    • Published: October 2015

    The day you said it's over was the day that I died.
    When it became dark, I laid down and cried,
    Going over and over in my head on what to do.
    I could never find the courage to let you be you.

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  23. Questions

    • By Raychel
    • Published: July 2008

    I always have these tears to cry,
    and I'm left with all these wondering questions of why?
    Why can't we seem to get over the past,
    and come together and be whole at last?

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    this poem literally just spoke my mind and of my relationship, its always good to know that there's people going thought the same situation as you are! hope all is well, and keep writing!

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