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

  1. 1. Love Hate

    • By David Charlton
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2015

    I wrote this poem when struggling with being in love with someone and not really enjoying how it changed my thought process and influenced my actions.

    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. 2. 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...

    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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  5. 3. 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.

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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. 4. 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.

    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. 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.

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  8. 6. 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.

    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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  9. 7. 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.

    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

    I wrote this poem when I was really sad.

    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

    I am a single mother to two wonderful boys. I have been divorced for over a year. I want to feel loved again and feel like I'm somebody again. I'm missing that special someone.

    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.

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  12. 10. I Want You Back

    • By Sania Harris
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2008

    Someone I loved dearly was avoiding me. He sounded more interested in other girls, so I felt really hurt - so hurt that I cried the whole day, and then I wrote this poem. It is straight from my heart.

    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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  13. 11. 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.

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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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  14. 12. You Will Regret

    My best friend fell in love for the first time in her life with a person she thought was her soul mate. He kept playing games and wasn't honest with her about how he felt. It broke her heart, and I wrote this poem to represent how she felt.

    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. 13. Hopeless Love

    • By Nora
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2008

    Poem about being hurt by love and not feeling loved. Breaking up but still loving him and struggling to realize he doesn't love you.

    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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  16. 14. Someday

    • By Sarah
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2008

    Someday you will miss me and regret that you let me go.

    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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  17. 15. 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.

    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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  18. 16. The Heart

    • By Veronda Starling
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2015

    Sometimes your heart can keep giving and giving until eventually it'll give up.

    My heart felt what is shouldn't.
    It gave when it couldn't,
    Believed in many things
    When I wouldn't.

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    I get so mad at my mother. She doesn't understand me. She tells that I am fat and slapped me a couple of times. I am chubby. I am 12 years old, 5' 3.5" and I weight about 135 pounds. So yes,...

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  19. 17. Your Path, My Heartbreak

    • By Chantal Vincent
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2011

    I was in love with someone who chose someone else over me.

    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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  20. 18. The One-Sided Affair

    • By Devon
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2014

    I loved a girl who did not feel the same, and now I can't look into her eyes without feeling shame, so I try to distant myself from her, which hurts as much as loving her.

    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. 19. My Lonely Show

    • By Yvonne Houde
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2012

    I was in a very abusive marriage, lucky to have survived it. Over the span of 20 years, I had been abandoned on a mountain while pregnant, had a gun held to my head, had my nose, ribs and ankle broken, and was raped. I wrote this poem after my ankle was broken. I was a well-known and respected community member. I was ashamed of what I was going through and spent years trying to change myself to try to prevent the abuse. I don't resemble that broken woman anymore, and I have found my voice.

    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. 20. Silent Tears

    • By Nyasha Bard
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2015

    This poem is about me and my struggles to let him go. It's been about two years now, and I still can't get myself to let him go. I hope this poem helps someone else who's going through what I am.

    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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