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.

37 Sad Love Poems about Loneliness

  1. 1. Can You?

    • By Katie T
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2009

    This poem is about feeling alone when your man isn't around when you need him most and you don't want to deal with anyone else.

    Wishing Someone Was Holding You

    Can you just snap and the person you want gone, disappear?
    Can you find a way through every problem without shedding a tear?
    Can you hate a person that you hold so dear?
    Can you find the one you love and have him seem be too good to be real?
    All the above is way too hard to be doing it on your own.
    And when no one is around to help you out and pick your feet off the ground, you end up spending your nights crying, in your room all alone.
    Wishing someone was holding you tight but he's not here tonight.

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  3. 2. A Valentine's Wish

    • By Jamie K. Johnson
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006
    Wishing To Be Loved In Return

    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?
    Have you ever fallen in love with someone
    Who didn't love you too?
    Have you ever tried to explain to them
    The feelings in your heart,
    Only to hear a response
    That tears your heart apart?
    Have you ever spent so much time with someone,
    Even though it hurts inside?
    Have you ever tried to save a friendship
    By having your feelings hide?
    Have you ever wanted that friendly hug to turn into a kiss?
    Have you ever wished your heart would stop wishing
    For those things that won't come true?
    Have you ever wished that that someone would try to love you too?

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  5. 3. 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.

    Trying To Find Your Soul Mate

    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.

    I saved a place inside my heart.
    You were often in my dreams.
    But you stayed always at a distance
    And just beyond my reach.

    I wondered if you grieved for me
    And felt that longing deep inside.
    Did you search the world for me in vain?
    Or did you let that need subside?

    Oh, I had my share of love and loss.
    I knew happiness and pain.
    I loved and was loved in return
    But that emptiness remained.

    I missed you though we never touched,
    And I knew you from the start.
    Your soul was mate to my own soul.
    You shared the beating of my heart.

    Time passed, but still you never came,
    Though I never let you go.
    You were a gift that I was promised,
    The greatest love I'd ever know.

    I wondered if our eyes once met,
    But we chose to look away
    And settled on some other loves
    And thus our destinies betray.

    This life is cruel and fickle.
    It can lead our hearts astray
    And blind us to what matters,
    Putting roadblocks in our way.

    Our searching becomes futile
    When distractions take control.
    We can't hear the pleading of our hearts
    Or the desperation in our souls.

    But you and I were meant to be,
    Our souls met long ago.
    So when the time is right for us,
    Somehow, we both will know.

    And maybe up in Heaven
    Our souls will finally meet
    And we'll share our love eternally
    And forevermore we'll feel complete.

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  6. 4. 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 To Go For Help

    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.
    Where do I go?
    Where do I go when I'm trying to laugh but all I can do I cry?
    I'm trying to keep on living because I'm not ready to die.
    Where do I go because the sun never seems to shine?
    Can you give me my life back? It's not yours, it's mine.
    How do I keep going, how do I fight this fight?
    I'm tired of feeling beat down, but I'm trying with all my might!
    Where do I go when my head hangs so low?
    Please give me an answer because I just don't know!
    Where do I go?
    Does it take very long
    For me to find that peace and a place where I belong?
    I need you to help me, help me to take a stand.
    I'm scared to do it by myself; will you please take my hand?
    Where do I go? Where do I go? Where do I go?
    Do you know?

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  7. 5. 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.

    Poem About Longing For Love

    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
    Your word has the power to tear me to shreds,
    But my heart is what sinks, a feeling of dread.
    The sight of you brings me down to my knees,
    The slightest of touches, as strong as a breeze,
    A breeze of love stale and cold,
    For it is not to me that your heart has been sold.

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  8. 6. 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.

    I miss the way you look at me
    As if I were too blind to see.
    The path I'm on might hurt and scathe,
    But all goes well if you just have faith.

    I miss the sound of your sweet voice,
    Through bitter times a saving noise
    That told me what was right and wrong
    But rang in my ears for far too long.

    A caring person, you were such
    Who helped and hurt me, oh so much.
    You'd guide and mislead me through the day
    You left me lonely when I'd rather you stay.

    Over things like that you had no control.
    A rock set in motion will continue to roll.
    No matter how hard you tug and heave,
    You were always pushed and forced to leave.

    Then one day you never returned,
    My tears so hot they almost burned.
    Aware now about what I lack,
    But crying and mourning won't bring you back.

    For me to let out what I need to say.
    I can't do much more than pray.
    No longer am I weak; my heart's quite strong
    From adding a happy chorus to a sad, sad song.

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  9. 7. 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.

    Poem About Waiting For The One You Love

    Imagine the sun sinking
    and dim turns to dark.
    The silence that surrounds you,
    the shadows that make their mark.
    You wander around aimlessly,
    too much time can be total hell.
    Your heart hardened from waiting,
    breaks with the bong of the clock's bell.
    The clouds, they mask the moonlight,
    The mirror, it mimics your pain.
    You sit and sigh and close your eyes
    and hear the repetition of the rain.

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  10. 8. Missing Love

    • By Kasi C
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2012

    Forever miss the ways

    I miss the ways,
    The ways that captivated my heart.

    How your beautiful eyes,
    Would look through mine.

    And discovered more,
    More than what I thought I could be.

    The way your kiss...
    Your kiss would tingle my lips.

    Travel to my feet,
    Then completely surround me.

    Twirling with your arms holding me tight,
    While we danced into the light.

    Gracefully sliding across the rooms,
    As if we were the only two.

    Soaring without wings,
    Just hand in hand.

    Feet still planted,
    But hearts so alight.

    And mesmerizizing my soul,
    I miss the ways.

    Upon the chest,
    The chest of my lover.

    Lying in the night,
    Not scared or alone.

    The passions of the nights,
    Rolling as thunder.

    No more two but becoming one,
    Under the covers.

    The endless hopes,
    And heartfelt dreams.

    Of you and me,
    Becoming we.

    The nervous fears of lovers,
    Not two but becoming three.

    Joining the happiness,
    Of fathers and mothers.

    I miss those ways,
    But not this.

    An unborn stolen,
    By the foul clutches of night.

    Because of the loss,
    The missing and the fight.

    I do not miss this,
    Not one bit.

    Fearful and scared.
    Tears all alone.

    The evils of this world,
    We have been shown.

    Cruel and painful,
    And still cry "Why".

    My sorrow drowns me,
    As I fight to stay above.

    I need a hand,
    I need your hug.

    I can't fill this void,
    Inside deep in my heart.

    This wanting consuming,
    Consuming my soul.

    Half alive,
    Not wanting to breath.

    Half dead,
    Not wanting to go.

    But the show has ended,
    A tearful audience.

    I only wish that we weren't the ones,
    Playing the lead rolls.

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  11. 9. Illusion Of A Fantasy

    • By Ice Vixen
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2012
    Poem About Does Love Exists

    Where do I go, which way do I turn
    searching for that love I so desperatly yearn
    fading memories of a past I'd soon forget
    isolated and alone waiting for the one not met.

    Is he just a vision or does he really exist
    illision of a fantasy like a ship in the mist
    the truth of it all remains to be seen
    for in this moment of time I can only dream.

    Laying awake I stare into the night
    doom and dread surround, like the demons I fight
    river of emotions flow like a swift moving tide
    spiraling so fast downward I slide.

    Will ever I find that peace, I do not know
    breaking down more with each passing blow
    desperation and pain a part of everyday life
    words not spoken that cut like a knife.

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  12. 10. What Is Love?

    Why haven't I found love yet?

    Why Haven't I Found Love?

    What is love
    and why does love never find me?
    Instead, broken hearts surround me,
    And once again the wrong man found me,
    saying he wouldn't hurt me,
    but in the end he didn't deserve me
    What is love
    and why doesn't love know my name?
    I prayed to God that it would change,
    but true love never came.
    What is love?
    I ask myself time after time.
    Why is love so blind?
    or I shouldn't waste my time.
    I guess broken hearts are only made for me,
    because love finds everyone else but love never found me....

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  13. 11. Thinking Of You

    • By Philicia A. Talamantes
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A woman has been left alone by her lover and her life will never be the same.

    I'm sitting here staring at the stars, thinking of you!
    I feel so alone when you're not around,
    It feel's as if the walls are coming down.
    I close my eyes, and you're here.
    I see your face, feel your touch, and taste your kiss.
    I'm constantly thinking of you.
    When something goes wrong, and I'm down,
    Thinking of you always brings me around.
    When you're gone, my world disappears.
    Though thinking of you make's me glad,
    Being away from you makes me sad!
    I'm thinking of you.
    If you ever feeling alone just call on me I'll be home.
    I miss you so much I can't bear the pain,
    I only have myself to blame.
    You're the best guy I ever known,
    I only wish I could have you for my own.
    You stole my heart from the beginning,
    Now you're leaving. I'm thinking of you.
    I'm so lucky to have you in my life.
    I wish you could always be by my side.
    Because you need to know.
    You'll always have a place here with me
    From now till eternity.
    I'm lying in bed
    Thought's of you spinning through my head.
    And in the bottom of my heart
    we will never be apart.

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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.

    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,

    The stars come, twinkling lights,
    Glittering diamonds, What a sight,
    I lie in the grass and up I stare,
    My body goes numb as I forget all my cares

    I like to gaze up at the stars,
    So I can forget my cares and all my scars,

    I have no one to look after me,
    The real me is someone no one can see,
    So I'll wait until I find some sort of love,
    And until then it's just me and the stars above.

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  15. 13. 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.

    Poem About Crying Yourself To Sleep

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

    The 2nd tear I shed is a lonely tear indeed.
    My mind goes wild, my body goes numb,
    and my heart begins to bleed.

    The 3rd tear I cry wanting to feel your touch,
    to taste your kiss and lips on mine,
    I want so very much.

    The 4th tear I cry thinking of you at night,
    wanting you to hold me
    as I grip my pillow tight.

    The 5th tear I cry stains my pillowcase.
    My mind drifts off in la la land
    as I take us to that place.

    The 6th tear I shed my thoughts go very deep,
    simply dream of me and you
    as I drift off fast to sleep.

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  16. 14. 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.

    I told you that was fine.
    I told you I didn't mind.
    I told you I wasn't upset,
    And with that you left me behind.

    Now I think about what happened
    As I cry myself to sleep.
    I tell myself that I'll be fine
    And that I shouldn't have to weep.

    I tell my family I am happy.
    I tell my friends I'm OK.
    But what I really am feeling
    Inside of me is starting to go grey.

    I should have told you I loved you.
    I should have told you to stay.
    But you said you didn't want to anymore,
    And you turned away.

    Now as we talk,
    We joke, laugh, and play.
    You think I've moved on,
    While inside of me I am screaming, "STAY!"

    You said you didn't love me.
    I said I didn't care.
    As I think about and regret it,
    I know what we have we don't share.

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  17. 15. 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).

    Love, Betrayal, And Heartbreak

    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.

    Please don't leave me here alone; you must understand
    That a lost love is like footsteps in the sand.
    So, kiss my soul just one more time; that's all I ask of you.
    And heal my heart that aches for you, as only you can do.

    The truth is all I want to know; I seek it in your eyes,
    But the only thing I see is that the truth is full of lies.
    Hold me now; I feel my soul slowly fade away.
    Let me know you love me too; your heart I won't betray.

    Please don't leave me here alone; you must understand
    That a lost love is like footsteps in the sand.
    So, kiss my soul just one more time; that's all I ask of you.
    And heal my heart that aches for you, as only you can do.

    There is no place for me without you by my side.
    A world without your love, the pain how can I hide?
    I want to taste your lips, to feel your body rush,
    And like a starving man, I hunger for your touch.

    Please don't leave me here alone; you must understand
    That a lost love is like footsteps in the sand.
    So, kiss my soul just one more time; that's all I ask of you.
    And heal my heart that aches for you, as only you can do.

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  18. 16. Why?

    • By Carla Peters
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems January 2012

    My boyfriend and I have been together for 9 years. Two years in he became abusive he would throw me down and hold me on ground and lock me in the bathroom, and then we talked about that and things kind of slowed down so over the last year or so it has turned into more a verbal thing. He is a heavy drinker and when we met I had no idea, but as the years went on it got worse and now EVERY NIGHT I am listening to him talk to me like crap. I deserve better, but now I've fallen in love with him and can't get away.

    Why Don't You Love Me?

    Why do you tear me down
    When all I do is build you up?
    Why do you hate me so much?
    Why do you deny my touch?

    Is drinking that important
    and family so expendable?
    You call me names
    and tell me I'm the one to blame.

    It's all my fault.
    I deserve a verbal assault.
    Not a bruise on my body,
    only scars on my soul.

    I am alone.
    I am scared.
    I'd be better on my own.
    What happened to the love we shared?

    I am fat, a slut, a whore, a liar,
    when all I am is a crier.
    You say I'm not faithful,
    but it's our relationship that's not stable.

    I don't deserve this.
    I am a good person.
    Let's try a kiss
    to release my burden.

    When will you stop?
    Stop the drunken arguments that mean nothing.
    I am tired, I am wore out, I can't go on
    knowing I am not on top.

    I want to mean more than a liquid you pour down your throat,
    the one that drives people away from you.
    Does it mean that much to you
    that you have to see all you can lose before something means more?

    I love you with all my heart and soul,
    But I am tired -
    tired of being put last
    when you are so wired.

    You have to know my every move,
    but what do you do for me?
    I don't ask much,
    just asking for you to improve.

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  19. 17. Dear Diary

    I am a Christian man who tries to be inspirational to others I meet. This is about a girl confiding in her diary after a break-up.

    Healing From A Break-Up

    Dear Diary,

    As I make my entry today, again I cry.
    Never thought this love would be so complicated,
    Never thought that life would be so cold.
    I think about him every day,
    Knowing he will never return to me.
    My life would have been so complete with him,
    Now I have to live a life without him.
    Oh, what a lonely and empty life I have been given.
    My life consists of only memories of him
    And what our life could have played out to be.
    Each day I go back to you, my diary,
    And write my deepest thoughts on your pages.
    Each day I go out into the world and know that nothing is going to change.
    The only change that can happen is the change inside my heart.
    I need to deal with the pain and the loss and move forward in my life.
    The love I had was a gift,
    And I need to place this in your pages, my dear diary.
    My heart will one day heal,
    My mind will one day live again.

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  20. 18. 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;
    Love can not fill the thickened lung with breath,
    Nor clean the blood, nor set the fractured bone;
    Yet many a man is making friends with death
    Even as I speak, for lack of love alone.
    It well may be that in a difficult hour,
    Pinned down by pain and moaning for release,
    Or nagged by want past resolution’s power,
    I might be driven to sell your love for peace,
    Or trade the memory of this night for food.
    It well may be. I do not think I would.

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  21. 19. Out Of Reality

    Sometimes we tend to love people who are impossible to love us back... Me myself, had an experienced of loving someone who can never love me back. A famous actor who really touched my heart.

    I don't know how it came to be,
    that I love someone like you.
    I know you're out of reality,
    But my love for you is true.

    I know that you are just a dream,
    Never will be true.
    But you put my life out of glum,
    And in my heart there is you.

    Loving you is like chasing rainbows,
    Beneath the pale blue sky.
    I don't know how it goes,
    And I really wonder why.

    I tried so hard to keep this feeling,
    Cause loving you completes me.
    I just hope it will not reach an ending,
    Cause it will lead me to tragedy.

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  22. 20. 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.

    Poem About Waiting For The Phone To Ring

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

    Sometimes I get lonely
    Looking to the future
    Forgetting to be in the present

    Sometimes I get lonely
    Thinking someday, one day
    Never thinking right here, right now

    Sometimes I get lonely
    Phone's on, WiFi's up
    Waiting for it to buzz

    Sometimes I get lonely
    Just waiting...
    Always waiting...

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