I Miss You Poems

I Miss You Poems

Thinking of You Poems

When someone you love has left you there is a feeling of missing a part of yourself. Like one who has had a limb removed, you constantly reach for the phantom lover. You may wish for this uncomfortable feeling to leave you so that you can function properly. However, the truth is that the place in your heart that feels a sense of lacking represents the hole where your relationship goes. It is natural to feel that you miss the person the belongs in your life.

47 Poems About Missing Someone You Love

  1. 1. Love

    The narrator struggles with a broken heart and wants to stop loving someone, but he can’t. As time passes, the memory starts to fade, but there will always be things that trigger remembering everything once loved about the person. Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) wrote a lot about love and heartbreak, as he experienced both throughout his life.

    Because of you, in gardens of blossoming
    Flowers I ache from the perfumes of spring.
    I have forgotten your face, I no longer
    Remember your hands; how did your lips
    Feel on mine?

    Because of you, I love the white statues
    Drowsing in the parks, the white statues that
    Have neither voice nor sight.

    I have forgotten your voice, your happy voice;
    I have forgotten your eyes.

    Like a flower to its perfume, I am bound to
    My vague memory of you. I live with pain
    That is like a wound; if you touch me, you will
    Make to me an irreperable harm.

    Your caresses enfold me, like climbing
    Vines on melancholy walls.

    I have forgotten your love, yet I seem to
    Glimpse you in every window.

    Because of you, the heady perfumes of
    Summer pain me; because of you, I again
    Seek out the signs that precipitate desires:
    Shooting stars, falling objects.

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  3. 2. How It Used To Be

    • By Melanie Edwards
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2008

    This poem is about how a relationship changes in time and how we miss the way it used to be.

    I Miss What We Had Poem

    I remember how it used to be
    when nothing else matter but you and me.
    Music, country roads, and future dreams.

    I miss you, I wish you could see.
    Although you are here, I miss you and me.

    I remember when you said how happy I made you,
    and you really meant it...now, it's just a phrase
    you say without thinking.

    I miss those days when you'd call just to say, "Hi,"
    or, "I love you." Those days it was so hard
    just to say good-bye for a while.

    I remember how wonderful it felt the first time
    you held me in your arms, and how after all those
    years you still made my heart melt.

    I miss the old you and the old me,
    The old us that could just sit and talk for hours
    and never run out of things to say.

    I remember when time simply stood still,
    when in each other's arms was the only place
    we wanted to be...forever.

    I miss us as I remember how it used to be...
    when nothing else mattered but you and me.

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  5. 3. I Cry

    Dedicated to "my man" Willie - I love you so much!

    I'm sitting on the porch,
    Wind blowing through my hair.
    The ducks are frolicking in the pond,
    But I just can't seem to care.

    Life goes on around me.
    I don't participate.
    I go through all the motions,
    But what I really do is wait.

    I dream about the day
    That you'll come home to me.
    Nothing else is important.
    Why can't people see?

    I don't want to go out.
    I don't want to have fun.
    I don't want to do a thing
    Until all is said and done.

    They took you in the summer.
    Now fall is almost finished.
    Winter will be here very soon,
    And then the year will have diminished.

    You have no idea how much I cry.
    I never let you know.
    It's so hard out here without you,
    But I'm not allowed to let it show.

    I must pretend all is fine.
    Everyone thinks all's okay,
    But what I never ever tell them
    Is that I cry for you every day.

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  6. 4. Stuck In A Dream

    The feeling you are with the one you love, only to wake up alone because it's only a dream...

    Last night I had a dream.
    We were walking hand in hand
    On a deserted island beach,
    Over endless miles of sand.

    The moon was shining bright.
    You looked over at me and smiled,
    Your eyes so full of passion,
    Our thoughts both running wild,

    We laid down and held each other,
    So close but never enough
    The tides came in and nearly covered us
    As we made pure and beautiful love,

    I had never known so much beauty
    As your skin in the pale moon light.
    Every moment so intense and new,
    On this warm, dark, and blissful night.

    But as the sun rose the next morning,
    You disappeared and left me alone.
    I’m still on that deserted island.
    Come back and bring me home...

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  7. 5. Choice

    Angela Morgan was an American author who lived from 1875-1957. She wrote about many social issues, both of the wealthy and the poor. The narrator in this poem would rather hold onto thoughts of a loved one who has moved on than love another because no one can make the narrator feel the same way.

    I'd rather have the thought of you
    To hold against my heart,
    My spirit to be taught of you
    With west winds blowing,
    Than all the warm caresses
    Of another love's bestowing,
    Or all the glories of the world
    In which you had no part.

    I'd rather have the theme of you
    To thread my nights and days,
    I'd rather have the dream of you
    With faint stars glowing,
    I'd rather have the want of you,
    The rich, elusive taunt of you
    Forever and forever and forever unconfessed
    Than claim the alien comfort
    Of any other's breast.

    O lover! O my lover,
    That this should come to me!
    I'd rather have the hope of you,
    Ah, Love, I'd rather grope for you
    Within the great abyss
    Than claim another's kiss-
    Alone I'd rather go my way
    Throughout eternity.

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  8. 6. For Love's Sake

    This was written to my boyfriend in jail. It was my first attempt at poetry, and my emotions just overflowed.

    I'm so tired of this empty feeling.
    I'm so tired of being alone.
    I lay here staring at the ceiling,
    Waiting by the phone.

    I jump when the phone rings.
    It brings a smile to my face.
    When he hangs up my heart stings,
    And I sink back into my lonely place.

    I wish and I dream
    That we'll be together soon.
    I can't wait until we can look up hand in hand
    At the stars and at the moon.

    I yearn for his kisses
    His touch - his embrace.
    I can't wait for Thursdays
    When I get to see his face.

    I'm flooded with thoughts of him
    In my heart, soul, and mind.
    I imagine his touch,
    So gentle and kind.

    I try not to weep.
    I hope he doesn't hear my cries,
    But I can't stop the tears
    Falling from my eyes.

    I cry a thousand tears
    And think - how much more can I take?
    But in my heart I know I'd wait a thousand years
    All for love's sake.

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  9. 7. What I Miss...

    This poem is about the guy I fell in love with, my first real encounter with love and its cruel heartbreaks. He was my best friend; I told him everything. We felt like it was us against the world. Of course, something had to ruin it. I started to develop feelings for him. It complicated us. Our long nightly talks became a few short words to each other at school. Other girls' jealousy created rumors and lies. I told him how I felt and he just hurt me in return. This is how I feel about it now.

    Complicating A Friendship

    I miss how we used to be,
    So vibrant, so honest, so wild and free.

    I miss the way you would understand,
    Listen carefully and be there when I needed a hand.

    I miss our long, random talks at night,
    Our private conversations,
    Our silly little fights.

    I miss the way you could read my mind,
    Know what to say,
    When words were hard to find.

    I miss the way you could brighten my day,
    Make me forget the mistakes,
    Make the pain go away.

    I miss how you made me laugh,
    Hate how you made me cry,

    Loved how you said you would always be there,
    But once again, I forgot that everything you say is a lie.

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  10. 8. Without You

    • By Dawn
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems December 2016

    This is a poem I wrote for my boyfriend who is incarcerated!

    Missing Boyfriend Who's In Prison

    All these days and nights without you here,
    It's a little bit more than I can bear.

    The days are cold and so very long.
    I don't know how much longer I can be strong.

    My nights are so lonely and sad.
    Sometimes I can't help but get mad.

    I see your face everywhere I look.
    It breaks my heart that my great love is what they took.

    Without you here it feels like the end.
    I'm lost without you 'cause you were also my best friend.

    I'll be counting the days and nights till we're together again.
    Until then, it's all my love that I send!

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  11. 9. Without You

    • By Daniel X. Wofford
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2016

    I feel lost when I'm without my girlfriend, whether because of an argument or we work opposite schedules. She is my world and I love her. I'm 20 years old and adopted. Love never came easy to me and neither has trust. So when I fall in love, I fall fast. Anxiety and depression overtake my body when I'm without her.

    Endless And Lonely Days When You're Not Near

    Without you, days seem endless.
    Without you, my nights are lonely.
    Everything seems so empty.
    Only with you I know I will be fine.
    Moments with you are frozen in time.
    When I'm with you,
    I feel that nothing in the world can tear us apart.
    I feel that when I'm without I get left with a broken heart.
    When I'm with you, I feel that I will love you forever.
    Without you, nothing lasts forever.

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  12. 10. I'm Busy Finding Me

    • By Lorelei
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 18, 2021

    I miss you in silence
    And every moment in between
    But I’m a little busy unfolding
    Those pieces of who I used to be
    I miss you at sunrise
    Until it’s time to greet the moon
    But darling,
    Don’t you see,
    I don’t miss you any less than yesterday
    I’m just a little busy
    Finding me.

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  13. 11. The Game

    This was written to my boyfriend in jail while I was missing him more than words can describe.

    Poem About Missing Boyfriend In Jail

    Let me tell you about a game I play
    Where I close my eyes and fade away

    I float away to a special place
    Beyond the stars and moon and space

    In this special place you see
    There are only two people - just you and me

    In this place, all is right
    Nothing but love, and we never fight

    In this place, there is no sadness
    No cells, no courts, none of that madness

    No rules to follow, no laws to break
    No bars to hold us or separate

    No one to tell us we can't kiss or touch
    I don't just tell you "I love you" - I show you how much

    But eventually the game must end
    My eyes must open, and reality sets in

    But someday soon - I'm not sure when
    I will close my eyes and play my game again

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  14. 12. Missing You So Much

    • By Sami Johnson
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2007

    This poem is dedicated to: Chris my ex-boyfriend that I would do absolutely anything for...
    Lawrence an ex-boyfriend that has turned out to be a great friend to me...

    As I lay here on my bed listening to everybody talking
    my head is spinning with thoughts of you.
    I hear your voice throughout the day
    telling me you love me and that I'm the one for you.

    Over and over again I hear your voice
    and feel your arms wrapped around me
    but when I look around you're not here.
    I'm wishing you will realize soon that I do care.
    Wishing and hoping that someday soon we will be together again.

    I love you so much
    and I miss seeing you every day
    and being next to you at night.
    You never come to see me anymore
    so I lay here in my bed crying
    because I miss you so much and I love you too.

    I wish I could see you like I used to
    but you won't let that happen and neither will she.
    I try to talk to you but you walk away.
    Tears form in my eyes and I start to cry.
    They say to forget about you but I don't know how.

    I miss hearing you say that you love me.
    I miss spending time with you every day.
    I can't seem to get you out of my head.
    I love you baby and I miss you too.

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  15. 13. I Miss You More Than I Can Say

    I wrote this poem to express how I truly feel about moving away from my crush, Reilly. He is super nice and awesome. I honestly have been crying myself to sleep some nights, and this is why.

    Missing My Crush After A Move

    I wish upon the glistening stars,
    I pray night and day.
    I'm sad that we're so far apart,
    That you're so far away.
    I try to heal a broken heart,
    And yet there is no way.
    And when it simply falls apart,
    Hurts more than I could say,

    I cry myself to sleep sometimes,
    And yet I need no pity.
    I need to fix my broken heart
    Or all this pain is hitting
    Forever, ever, ever on.
    It's truly you I miss.
    Sometimes I could just close my eyes
    And fantasize sweet bliss.

    A single tear streaks down my face.
    My feelings are revealed,
    Though I had tried so very hard
    To keep these things concealed.
    I never wanted to move away.
    I hope friendship truly stays.
    Please don't let this fall away.
    I'll just hold on another day.

    You've stolen my heart, taken over my mind,
    So please be sweet and please be kind.
    Remember me, please, every day.
    I miss you more than I can say.

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  16. 14. Missing You In Every Part Of Life

    • By Lorelei
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 16, 2021

    I miss you
    In all the pauses,
    The loudness,
    The quiet,
    The chaos,
    Of my everyday
    I miss you…
    In all the spaces
    You once lived,
    In my heart,
    My mind,
    My skin,
    My body & soul
    I miss you…

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  17. 15. Missing You

    • By Jaira N. Biel
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2016

    Hi, I was a teenager in love when I wrote this. I wrote a lot of poems. It helped get that emotion out. Not everyone we fall in love with is meant to stay. I have 2 kids and a loving boyfriend. I wouldn't change a thing. I'm very blessed, thank the Lord. But the first time I fell in love is always deep within.

    Poem About The One Who Got Away

    Missing you is like a day without light
    or a rose without petals.

    Every time I think of you
    My days grow shorter,
    My heart gets weaker,
    and my love grows stronger.

    I had a dream that everything was perfect,
    But then I realized nothing is the same.

    Missing you is like a day without light
    or a rose without petals.

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  18. 16. I Want To Tell You

    • By Lorelei
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems December 31, 2020

    There’s so much I want to say to you,
    words I buried in my mind
    but when it’s time to sing the verses
    the melodies come out wrong.

    I want to tell you
    that I still miss you
    even though I know I shouldn’t.
    I want to tell you
    that I wish to hold you
    even though I can’t.
    I want to tell you
    you are the one
    even when you couldn’t be.

    But most of all
    I want to tell you
    that I love you
    and I never stopped

    But maybe one day
    you’d keep telling me, instead.

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  19. 17. Lost Before I Found You

    • By Danielle Byrnes
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2008

    I was lost before I found you.

    When we first met, I was lost
    Lost in the deep moonlight ocean
    That I found in his eyes

    When we first met, I was lost
    Lost in the pale pink rose
    That I found resting upon his cheek

    When we first met, I was lost
    Lost in the light brown bark of a tree
    That I found on his skin

    When we first met, I was lost
    Lost in the pearls
    That I found just underneath those perfect lips

    When he left, I was lost
    Lost in a whole new way

    No more deep blue eyes
    No more pink roses
    No more perfect pearls

    And when he left, I was lost
    Lost in the sorrow
    That I found in my heart

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  20. 18. Oh, How I Miss You

    how I miss the high of you
    how you fill the entire room
    how you make my heart race
    how I melt, undeniably,
    into you

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  21. 19. You Will Always Hold My Heart

    Being in love, knowing that everything is right, then it turns out so wrong. Your heart is broken, but you must keep your head up and carry on.

    I remember the first time we met.
    It is something I will never forget.

    The beauty that was shown in your face
    Takes me to a very special place.

    A warm feeling as you walked into the room.
    Little did I know that I would never again see you; it came so soon.

    Did I do something? Was it right or was it wrong?
    It still haunts me like a very sad song.

    I now have to live without you but know that you are oh so near.
    It was such a tragedy, something I will always fear.

    I have come to accept it now that you are not here with me.
    I guess it was fate, something that was meant to be.

    If it were my decision, you would still be here.
    It seems that you have disappeared.

    My heart has lost you; it hurts just to think
    You were here one moment, then you were gone in a blink.

    I miss your smile. I miss your face.
    I miss your warm and tender embrace.

    Who would have known how it would have ended? Who would have known?
    I know that because of you, my heart will always be alone.

    I am keeping my heart open, trying to be strong.
    Loving a woman like you can never be wrong.

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  22. 20. Pieces Of My Heart

    • By Amanda-Lee Saucier
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2009

    I really love this guy, but he loves someone else. He tells me about her every time we talk, and this is why I wrote this poem.

    One thing I know for sure
    is that words could never take the place,
    the place of how I feel.
    I keep saying I'll never love again,
    but every time I see you,
    I see your smile and feel your warm touch.
    I fall so deep for you.
    You say you love her and not me.
    I let you go, but you keep coming back,
    leaving my heart shredded
    every time you walk away.
    Holding on till the day
    when you come back
    with the missing pieces of my heart.

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