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. 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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  3. 2. 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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  5. 3. 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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  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. 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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  8. 6. 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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  9. 7. 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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  10. 8. Alone

    • By Mariana
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems January 2009

    This one goes out to those who have been abandoned over and over. Not completely abandoned but left alone - when that person you love goes and comes whenever they want. And even though they're gone, instead of being upset, you miss him/ her more than ever...because there is love.

    He once again has forgotten me.
    Many unreasonably long hours pass,
    And I am still alone,
    Not one word heard.

    Worn out and blue I feel.
    Haven't done much but still exhausted.
    My thoughts belonging to him
    Have distracted me throughout the day.

    But like always,
    Great times don't seem to last.
    One day love, hugs, and kiss.
    Promises to always be there.

    The next, abandoned.
    Tight burning words in my throat,
    Waiting, a lot more patiently,
    to be burst out.

    I HATE YOU!
    It is what I want to scream.
    I MISS YOU!
    Is what my heart yells.

    Such pain is
    My punishment
    For falling into love's wings.
    I am such a fool.

    Such torture is
    My prize
    For falling into his arms.
    I am only blind.

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  11. 9. Tears Of Love

    • By Candace
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2009

    I made this poem because my heart was broken when me and Michael broke up. I messed up in the past and I just couldn't take the fact of losing him. I still love him this day more than ever I just kind of learned to deal with him not being by my side.

    Tears of pain run down my cheek,
    wishing I was able to hold the one I seek.

    Tears from my heart I cry,
    left out here alone to die.

    Tears I cry from the soul,
    wishing my heart was once again whole.

    Tasting the tears,
    trying to wipe away the fears.

    Wondering if I will ever be able to hold the one I love,
    wondering if someone will help me from above.

    I can't take this anymore, you've won,
    Tears run down my cheek, as I hold this gun.

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  12. 10. 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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  13. 11. 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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  14. 12. Take My Hand

    • By Alokin Hokman
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2019

    I wrote this poem after losing one special person in my life. That unrequited love left a bittersweet feeling in my heart. There are days when I feel lost, like I'm floating alone in a boat at open sea, wondering if I will ever find true love.

    Chasing After Unrequited Love

    I thought that I was chasing dreams
    While I was walking down those fast streams.
    Chasing after love that will never be,
    Now I am left stranded in the deep open sea.

    Will I ever find a way back to the shore?
    All that I ask for is nothing more,
    Just someone who can gently take my hand
    And walk with me on the soft beach sand.

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  15. 13. Waiting For Love

    • By Liz
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2011

    I am a 25 year old woman and am deeply wanting to be with a man who has recently broken up with his girlfriend. I've wanted to be with him about a week or so after we met. I saw his relationship practically from beginning to end. She used him and his heart and this in turn broke mine.
    When their relationship ended, I immediately wanted to heal him and his heart. I am now in wait for him to say I am his.

    I can feel you near so I turn around,
    There you stand with the smile I love.

    My heart is beating rapidly now as I look into your eyes.
    I reach out my hand but you hesitate.
    I read your eyes saying, "I'm sorry, we have to wait."
    I Keep my hand out hoping you'll take it.
    Still your eyes say it's too soon.
    It's been only three months since your last relationship ended.

    I walk to you and put my right hand on your chest, feel your heartbeat against my palm.
    My heart aches and my stomach turns into a knot.
    I feel your pain so fresh and want to take it away.
    You take my hand and press it between yours. I see your eyes say, "Soon I will hurt no more."

    I smile and my eyes light up.
    You smile back and look straight through my soul.
    Your left hand reaches up and cups my right cheek.
    Your thumb makes circular motions as you smile and look into my eyes.
    I close my eyes, begin to lean forward.
    Your right hand moves to my left cheek and you say, "Open your eyes, Liz."
    I look at you confused and begin to step back.
    Your hands move to my shoulders and hold me in place.
    My bottom lip quivers and tears well in my eyes.
    You pull me close and hug me tight, "Shh, shh, don't cry."
    I am hurting and want to bawl. I hear you say, "I promise we will kiss someday."

    I lift myself from your loving arms and nod in understanding.
    "I know you will heal soon. I will wait until you do.
    Just remember I am here for you whenever or whatever you need me for."
    You nod your head.
    We hug once again and it's time for us to temporarily part.
    My heart and stomach ache because I know I'll miss you horribly.

    So here I am just waiting for that day when I finally hear you say, "Will you be mine? My one and only?"
    I will shout, "YES!" and feel the joy my heart needs so desperately.
    When that day comes I will be yours and you will be mine.
    Until that day an emptiness remains that only you can fill.

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  16. 14. 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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  17. 15. 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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  18. 16. 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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  19. 17. Butterfly

    A tale of love and a butterfly.

    Poem About Needing Love

    I was sitting on the bench in the park one day,
    And saw a butterfly coming my way.
    I opened my hand, and to my surprise,
    the butterfly landed; consumed in cries.
    I asked the little one,
    "What is wrong?"
    and then the little one began to sing me a song,
    "The sky is dark and my days are grey, and there's nobody here to lift the
    clouds away."
    I sat there quietly for a moment or two and then I had decided what to do.
    I looked at that butterfly that was consumed in cries,
    and told her promptly, "I tell no lies.
    Your skies are dark and days are grey because you have no love to light your way."
    The butterfly finally stopped her crying,
    opened her wings and went off flying,
    I sat on that bench until it was dark,
    and then I finally left the park.
    day after day had long since passed,
    I thought I'd seen that butterfly for the last,
    and then on a nice and sunny day,
    I heard a little voice say to me, "Hey."
    I turned around, and to my surprise, there she was with her 3 little butterflies.
    I stared in awe as she spoke to me.
    She said to me, "You've set me free,
    you've lifted the dark from the skies, and now I see no grey through my eyes,
    I want to thank you for all you've done, and to let you know that you're our number 1."
    And after that she flew away,
    and I haven't seen her since that day,
    but now that I know her troubles are done,
    I continue walk in the warm summer sun.

    Poem About Needing Love, Butterfly

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  20. 18. Rain On Me

    • By Gia R. Davis
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems January 2016

    We all want to be loved.

    Poem About Wanting Love

    We all want the same love
    That we are afraid to give.
    To be loved by someone,
    That is one of life's greatest gifts.

    But to love someone
    Is a risk of both heartache and pain,
    So we'd rather just sit
    And watch the rain.

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  21. 19. 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.

    For though I know he loves me,
    To-night my heart is sad;
    His kiss was not so wonderful
    As all the dreams I had.

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  22. 20. Why Can't He Love Me?

    • By Adriann Blair
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems January 2009

    I'm seventeen and I'm a mother of two. I wrote this poem because I wonder why I do what he wants but why can't he do as I want? Why doesn't he understand what I'm asking him for?

    Why can't he see what I see?
    Why can't he read what I read?
    Why can't he love how I love?
    Why doesn't he want me by his side?
    Why can't he see that I need him?

    I laugh at his crazy jokes.
    I cry when he cries.
    I'm there when no one else is there for him.
    I do what I need to, to make him smile,
    So why can't he?

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