Lonely Poems

Lonely Poems

Poems about Loneliness

After a breakup, there is a great feeling of loneliness that overcomes us. For so long, we felt that we were a part of something bigger than ourselves. Suddenly we are left with the realization that we no longer have another to lean on. The loneliness is overwhelming. We have become used to having someone with us all the time. We probably made all our decisions together. To suddenly be alone after intense togetherness is a very lonely feeling.

39 Sad Love Poems about Loneliness

  1. 1. Gone Forever

    • By Dane Yule
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2008

    Time heals all wounds. Poetry helps too.

    I miss the times when you were here,
    Telling me to have no fear.
    To hold my head up high and strong,
    Add happy notes to my sad song.

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    I fell in love with my best friend. We met so unexpectedly, and we trusted each other immediately. We would talk for hours about his problems, about how he got dumbed by a girl he loved. I...

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  3. 2. Should Have Told You I Loved You

    • By Samantha Ganley
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2013

    My boyfriend of a year broke up with me. I feel that I was and still am in love with him to this day. He doesn't understand my feelings for him whatsoever, and he probably never will.

    You said you didn't love me.
    You said you didn't care.
    You said I wasn't worth it,
    And then you gave me a stupid stare.

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    I'm a junior, but this happened in my freshman-sophomore years. I became friends with a strange but well-known jock. He was kinda considered a class smarty pants. Within three months of our...

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  5. 3. Kiss My Soul, Heal My Heart

    It was my first experience with falling in love, and it was like nothing I had ever experienced before. It was followed a few months later by my first experience with heartbreak when she betrayed me. Being young and naive, I had a very difficult time letting go. I decided to put pen to paper and let my feelings and emotions take form in words. The result was this poem: Kiss My Soul, Heal My Heart (1996).

    I'm sitting here alone, my thoughts within the past,
    Thinking about you, a love I hoped would last.
    Your warm and tender heart that seems so far away,
    This yearning deep inside me that I must obey.

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    Hello, your poetry is so powerful. You put into words exactly what I struggle to convey. I've been living in Michigan since childhood, and there's a girl whose apartment I lived near. For...

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  6. 4. 6 Lonely Tears

    There is someone I miss so much. Writing poems helps me deal with my emotions constructively and tells them I'm waiting faithfully.

    First I shed a single tear because we are apart,
    wanting nothing but to be with you,
    to make a brand new start

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    We’ve been best friends since like 5 years ago when we were so young. We shared moments together, and we completely understood each other. As days passed by, was naturally cared for each...

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  7. 5. Love Is Not All

    Although love cannot heal ailments or sustain us physically, love is not something many would trade for all the wealth in the world. Some might see love as futile and frivolous, but others recognize its incredible power. They know its unmatched value. Famous poet Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950) turned down multiple suitors and marriage proposals to keep her career from being derailed. However, she eventually married in 1923.

    Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink
    Nor slumber nor a roof against the rain;
    Nor yet a floating spar to men that sink
    And rise and sink and rise and sink again;

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  8. 6. The Kiss

    Sara Teasdale (1884-1933) was a famous American poet. In 1913 she courted two men before deciding to marry Ernst Filsinger. Some wonder if she wished she chose Vachel Lindsay because her marriage to Filsinger ended in divorce in 1929. "The Kiss" shows that not all things are as wonderful as they first appear to be.

    I hoped that he would love me,
    And he has kissed my mouth,
    But I am like a stricken bird
    That cannot reach the south.

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    Yes! Been there! It kinda takes away from the romance. It might be best to keep trying to fly south. Jac Judy A Campbell

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  9. 7. A Dream Girl

    Carl Sandburg was an American poet who lived from 1878-1967. Due to the financial strain in his family, he was only able to attend school through 8th grade, but his family valued diligence and education. Later in life, he did get to attend Lombard College for a tuition-free education because he served in the Spanish-American War. In this poem, the speaker talks of a girl he will meet one day. He hopes she will come into his life, but he knows it might be just a dream.

    You will come one day in a waver of love,
    Tender as dew, impetuous as rain,
    The tan of the sun will be on your skin,
    The purr of the breeze in your murmuring speech,

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  10. 8. Sometimes I Get Lonely

    • By Emily B
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2015

    I am always the one waiting for the phone to ring.

    Sometimes I get lonely
    Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
    Always connecting but not connected

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    Before Covid hit, I was very happy living my 11-year-old life, but when it did, well I felt very lonely. I relate to this poem so much because everything described (and more) is exactly how I...

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  11. 9. Lone Gentleman

    Pablo Neruda lived from 1904-1973 and was considered one of the greatest poets of his time who wrote in Spanish. Although he wrote in Spanish, his first wife did not even know how to speak the language. He was inspired by Walt Whitman and kept a framed picture of him on his table.

    The gay young men and the love-sick girls,
    and the abandoned widows suffering in sleepless delirium,
    and the young pregnant wives of thirty hours,
    and the raucous cats that cruise my garden in the shadows,

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  12. 10. Where Do I Go?

    • By Lisa Griffin
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2008

    This poem was one of many written during my life in an abusive relationship while trying to find help in order to get out of an abusive relationship.

    Where do I go
    When I'm feeling so lost and I don't want to be found?
    When I'm looking and listening for that peace in my heart.
    But I know I'll never hear that sound.

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    I grew up watching my mother get beaten. We were homeless for a period of time (and then she went back to him. I never understood why). My sister and I went into foster care. Now I think it...

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  13. 11. Waiting

    It took me a long time to realize you are a complete person without a relationship. This poem is about emotional pain when you allow someone to have dominion over how you feel on a day to day basis.

    Imagine the sun sinking
    and dim turns to dark.
    The silence that surrounds you,
    the shadows that make their mark.

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  14. 12. The Stars Above

    • By Emily
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2009

    I used to look up at the stars at night and think. I wrote this a little before I started going out with my wonderful boyfriend and I hope it helps all of the people out there who are like me when I was lonely.

    Orange and pink shoot across the sky.
    I can see it from where I lie.
    The sun is setting, going to sleep,
    The dark surrounds, like the ocean deep.

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    Thank you for helping me cry. I usually stop myself, but this time I let them go. Thank you again. Your poetry is beautiful.

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  15. 13. Walls

    It’s cold and it’s dark,
    In this place that I hide,
    I’ve built up these walls,
    I let no-one inside.

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    I appreciate the honesty and transparency of this important poem. It is very meaningful to me.

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  16. 14. Soul Mate

    • By Jacob Pagan
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2013

    I wrote this poem one day while thinking about the past relationships I have been through. It got me thinking when I will find my soul mate, so I started to write a few lines in my notepad. Soon enough I had thought of a structure and spent my lunch time writing "Soul Mate."

    Inquisitive, I view the couples everywhere;
    Peaceful and glee, as both lives are shared.
    When will it be my turn, I start to ponder;
    Deeper into thought I begin to wander.

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    I know what the poet is going through because that's how I felt waiting for the one to come and save me from my acute agony. But after 17 years of waiting, he has finally arrived. He is...

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  17. 15. A Prayer Unanswered

    Oh, the mistakes we make!!!

    Waking, I find
    Another chill encrusted day
    Awaits me
    Where I shall walk alone in step of time

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  18. 16. A Valentine's Wish

    • By Jamie K. Johnson
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    Have you ever set your heart on someone
    Though you didn't stand a chance?
    Have you ever wished that someone
    Would think the way you do?

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    You should ask him why. Why don't he love you anymore? Why is the question that answers everything. Why?

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  19. 17. Soul Mates

    I wrote this about soul mates because I'm 66 and have not met mine and time is running out. That's what this poem is about.

    I searched but never found you.
    The paths we traveled never crossed
    And now my life is winding down,
    And I fear all hope is lost.

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  20. 18. The Weathering Of Love

    • By Quinn
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2017

    There was a girl that I loved dearly, but she loved another man.

    I'm sorry I love you as more than a friend,
    But the love that I have doesn't come to an end.
    You dwell in my thoughts, and to my mind I will keep
    A love that's for you, a love I hide deep

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  21. 19. What Is Love?

    Why haven't I found love yet?

    What is love
    and why does love never find me?
    Instead, broken hearts surround me,
    And once again the wrong man found me,

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    Dear Ric, I've suffered for so long myself asking this question, however, this is what time has taught me. Love isn't a thing that you see from others and want to have the exact copy of;...

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  22. 20. This Will Be My Valentine

    • By Theresa Witbooi
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2013

    This is for those who have not found the love of their life yet. Also for those who have been disappointed in love. To stay positive and believe that one is out there in the world. We are alone and need to trust that there is a great mate awaiting us.

    He will be gentle, loving, strong, sensitive and kind.
    He will be all this and more combined.
    He is somewhere in this world of rage.
    When we meet, we'll be on the same page.

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    I have not seen love of my life for 6 months, Because of some family issues we had to separate. We couldn't be together on this Valentine's Day, but we will be united soon. I saw this poem...

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