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.

46 Poems about Love and Pain

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  1. 1. Nobody Knows


    • By Azumi Zaima
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2016 with permission of the Author.

    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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  3. 2. 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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  5. 3. Love Hate

    • By David Charlton
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2015 with permission of the Author.

    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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  6. 4. 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. 5. Forever

    • By Wesley
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2017 with permission of the Author.

    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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    • Rating 4.39
  8. 6. Drowning

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

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

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  9. 7. The Worst Pain Known To Me

    • By Tanya E. Kent
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2020 with permission of the Author.

    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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  10. 8. Never Be True

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

    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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  11. 9. Warm Embrace

    • By Kari Johnston
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2009 with permission of the Author.

    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.

  12. 10. Lost

    • By Shelli
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2009 with permission of the Author.

    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.

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    I got my first proposal on January 1, 2013, when I was almost 12 years old. The boy who proposed to me was eight years elder to me. He proposed me in a very cinematic way-in the middle of the...

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  13. 11. Lies

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

    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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    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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  14. 12. Living Again

    • By Tina Manning Harding
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2011 with permission of the Author.

    Running, running
    far away.
    Escaping dreams
    of yesterday.

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    • Rating 4.45
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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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  15. 13. Is It Worth The Pain?

    • By Caity
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2013 with permission of the Author.

    Saying you loved me, with that look in your eye.
    I wish I could say it was a cold-hearted lie.
    I know that you love me, I know that you care,
    But the rage inside you slowly flared.

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    • Stories 16
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    There is this guy who means the world to me, and I am in love with him, but he does not feel the same way back, and he treats me very poorly. He verbally abuses me and makes me cry, and I...

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  16. 14. Someday

    • By Sarah
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2008 with permission of the Author.

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

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    • Stories 9
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    • Rating 4.32
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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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  17. 15. Failed Love

    • By Vbishal Barick
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2017 with permission of the Author.

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

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    • Stories 6
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    • Favorited 104
    • Votes 947
    • Rating 4.41
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    Honestly, this made me tear up. I feel exactly the same. What a beautiful poem. I really thought this girl was the one for me. I wanted a future with her, make memories with her, and build a...

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  18. 16. When We

    • By Dana Schwartz
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2013 with permission of the Author.

    When all we hear are the empty promises and lies
    That leave behind broken hearts and shattered lives,
    When trust is gone and hope is lost,
    What are we fighting for and who really pays the cost?

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    I have been dating a guy for 3 years, and recently I moved out of state to pursue college. Ever since I moved he feels that there's no trust between us, and he makes petty excuses as to why...

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  19. 17. Unconditionally Painfully In Love

    • By Jasmine S. Johnson
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2009 with permission of the Author.

    This pain is taking its toll,
    But my love it never gets old.
    The trials and defeated emotions
    Keeping me sane with magical potions.

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    • Stories 7
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    I'm 15. I got my first crush in 3rd grade. I still like him. A lot. Over the years I've liked other people too, but never nearly as much as him. My friends have gone through similar things...

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  20. 18. Pain, Pain Go Away

    • By Kari Johnston
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2008 with permission of the Author.

    Pain, pain go away!
    Please do not come back another day.
    Tears falling down my face.
    Oh, how I wish for his warm embrace.

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    • Stories 9
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    • Favorited 139
    • Votes 1373
    • Rating 4.37
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    Pain, pain, so much pain. So much trouble in this world. How can someone ever feel my pain? Broken but will continue to be spoken, reaching for a hand while sinking in quicksand. So much...

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  21. 19. Hurting

    • By Kayla Marie
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2016 with permission of the Author.

    Lying in bed, my eyes resisting to close.
    Thoughts and anger I try to dispose.
    Thoughts of you stain my mind.
    So many questions with answers I cannot find.

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    • Rating 4.36
  22. 20. Love Gone Wrong

    • By Labrina
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2007 with permission of the Author.

    Sometimes I wonder how you do it.
    How can you sit back and watch yourself hurt someone so bad and not feel any guilt?
    You say things to me, about me, or behind me.
    And you still look at me the same way.

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    He texted me every day. We met and hung out every weekend. I laughed at stories he told. We shared happy moments together. He made me survive after lonely days. I felt happy again, discovered...

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