Heartbreak Poems by Teens

Heartbreak Poems by Teens

Broken Heart Poems

Time heals all wounds, they say, but heartbreak is a wound deeper than most. Emotions can range from profound sadness to intense anger to utter emptiness in the course of a single day, which is exhausting. Having to face the person you loved at school or elsewhere can be excruciating and draining. Crying yourself to sleep might even become part of your daily routine. Most of the time, it seems impossible to find the strength to just let go and move on. After all, how can you force your heart stop loving someone? Find comfort in the shared experiences of others as you navigate your own journey of healing and moving on.

192 Poems Reflecting on Heartbreak, Cheating, Confusion, Moving On, and Missing You

  1. 1. Perfect Guy

    I thought I found the perfect guy,
    one that knew how to treat me right.
    But I forgot to hold on,
    and now he's gone.

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    I’m sorry about what happened. That is so messed up what he did to you. I was in almost the same situation, but what happened to me was that my sister would always try to take away my...

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  3. 2. Forever

    • By Bri
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2016

    I thought our love was going to last forever.

    My heart is now in so much pain.
    My tears are falling like pouring rain.

    I can no longer sleep a full night.

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    Yes, I was touched by this poem. They say nothing is forever, but I don't believe that! Love can be and is beautiful. The more you love someone, the bigger the hurt if something goes wrong....

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  5. 3. In The Longing For A Dream

    • By Erica
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems December 2017

    Hello! My name is Erica, and I'm a thirteen-year-old who has secretly been writing poetry since fourth grade. This is about how I am deeply passionate about someone I will never even meet, and if you have read any other poems you will know that I mention Finland a lot, because that is where he is from. This one is about how I love him so much that sometimes I can't even sleep. It's hard to love someone you can't have. I hope you like my poem "In The Longing for a Dream."

    It's four o' clock in Finland,
    And I know that you're asleep.
    I know that you are dreaming, and
    If you're not, you're counting sheep.

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  6. 4. Sometimes I Feel

    This poem is for those young people who feel as if their partners are treating them like they don't matter. But really they know and understand that they truly care for each other.

    Sometimes I feel as if it was bad to fall in love at first sight,
    But other moments it feels like it was just so right.
    Sometimes I feel as if you don't care,
    But other moments it feels like you'll always be there.

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    I feel the same way with this boy. Sometimes I feel like he gives me no attention and then he does something I would've never thought he'd do. He is so complicated. He sends so many mixed...

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  7. 5. Just Let Him Go

    • By Aubrey
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2009

    I wrote this poem when I was going through a hard time dealing with a break-up. I was watching TV, and I heard the words, "You've gotta learn to just let go." Those words really stuck with me. So I grabbed my notebook and started writing. I hope this poem helps some of you get through those hard break-ups.

    We had a lot of fun
    When we were together
    I'll never forget
    I'll always remember

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    That's what happened to me. I have fallen in love with a guy, and we dated for almost a month. He told me that he loved me but then broke up with me the next day. I even knew he was moving...

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  8. 6. What Did I Do Wrong?

    This poem is about being so close to someone and then all of a sudden they leave, and you have no idea why.

    I can't stop singing Taylor Swift songs 
    I can't stop asking what I did wrong 
    You were once there and now you're gone
    I'm too scared to turn the light on

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  9. 7. Missing Him

    Still in love but don't know why. We don't talk anymore, and I like another guy, so what's going on? I'm falling for you once again. I wanted one more chance to be yours again.

    Day by day,
    Miles apart,
    I hold him close
    In my heart.

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    I don't have much of a story but I did want to leave a comment: I really liked this poem. It felt very personal as I turned someone away many years ago. I still love her to this day. I...

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  10. 8. Unloved

    Have you ever fallen for someone who messed with your head? This is basically to express those feelings of loving someone so much. They love you back one day, then the next day they don't. And even though it hurts, you ignore the pain and refuse to give up on who you think is the perfect guy/girl.

    I really feel like there's no use
    loving you through this abuse.
    The pain is just too much for me.
    It's not enough for you to see.

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    Well, this is a story about coming to a crossroad of my friendship or my feelings. I like my best friend's brother, and apparently he had said he likes me as well, but he is emotionally...

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  11. 9. There Was One More Thing

    • By Erica
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems December 2017

    Hi! I am a thirteen-year-old girl who has secretly been writing poetry since I was in fourth grade. I love poetry so much, and even though I'm still learning, I write all the time. My love for hockey and for the boy I can never have (whom I refer to as The Finn in many of my poems) inspires me to write. I wrote this one about the feeling of when something ends too soon and there was still so much you wanted to say and do. I hope I can inspire some people out there! Thank you so much for reading!

    If there was one more thing I could tell you,
    I'd tell you that you saved my life.
    I'd tell you that you are my savior.
    In the darkness you are my light.

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    I really love your poems. They're brilliant. Well done!

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  12. 10. Heartbroken

    I had lost hope before on love due to other rejections. But this girl is the one that told me to hold on and not give up, so I listened to her. I fell in love with her a few weeks later and was about to send her a poem I wrote for her on Valentine's. With a friend, I found out she liked her neighbor and they were planning to go out. It hurt that she didn't care about me and that I meant nothing to her. But what hurt the most was the fact I did a lot for her, but it was all for nothing. I still love her, though.

    My mind always told me to "leave and advance,"
    But my heart told me that I still have a chance.

    So I listened to my heart and gave it a shot,

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    I dated my boyfriend for 5 years. At some point, I noticed some unusual changes and tried asking him when he will be ready for marriage. I wanted to know if he even has any plans for us. He...

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  13. 11. Confused By Loving You

    I wrote this because I've liked this boy for ten years. He used to be my best friend, but he started dating this girl, and one year he just wouldn't talk to me, so I backed off. I found out later that he knew I liked him but he wasn't the only one...everybody in the whole school knew. I stopped talking to people, and he began avoiding me to the extreme (basically it was like I was invisible).

    I wish we could be,
    But I can hardly breathe.
    How do I face the day
    When my happiness always gets swept away?

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  14. 12. Hopeless

    • By Brooke
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems January 2019

    You think that you love someone, but it turns out they liked someone else the whole time.

    This isn't the way it was supposed to be.
    Things started out so perfectly.
    We were so happy, our future set in stone.
    Never would I imagine myself alone.

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    I was being cheated on for 3 years by my boyfriend. I feel so stupid now. My trusting ability has came to an end.

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  15. 13. To "The One"

    A girl is saying goodbye to the boy she thought was the one.

    I see the way you look at me; it starts a flutter in my heart.
    I feel the sadness, confusion, and pain throughout my every vein,
    Even though we're worlds apart.

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  16. 14. Dust To Dust

    • By Erica
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2018

    Hello, I am a fourteen-year-old girl who has been writing poetry since I was in third grade. I am so glad that you came to read my poem! This is my most recent poem, "Dust to Dust." It was written in the midst of a sorrowful time but expresses in abstract ideas how nothing ever lasts, whether good or bad, and everything moves on and continues in a circle. This poem is heavy with symbolism and abstract thoughts. I hope you enjoy! Thank you so much!
    Love,
    Erica

    If your heart was a diamond, perfect and clear,
    glittering gleaming like a broken heart's tear,
    if lust was coal, dusty and black,
    would it make you realize you want to come back?

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    I really liked the metaphors and symbolism woven into this poem, as well as the artful rhyming and flow of the words. Lovely poem to read! I found it to be energetic, almost youthful, but...

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  17. 15. The Promise

    I wrote this when a boy left me. I thought we were meant to be, but he didn't keep his promise.

    I love you.
    Those three words didn't mean a thing.
    I thought we were meant to be,
    But I guess it was just a fling.

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    This poem meant a lot to me. This is my first real heartbreak. It really does hurt when a relationship comes to an end. The good thing is that this is a learning experience that can help us...

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  18. 16. He's Gone

    This is about an experience that my best friend went through, and I just wrote about it.

    He's gone,
    Like a shadow when the sun goes down.
    The magic fades when he turns around.

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    Great descriptors that paint a picture for the reader. Looking forward to read more from you!

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  19. 17. Soundly In Your Bed

    • By Taeha N. Ryder
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2020

    My name is Taeha and I am sixteen. I befriended someone who soon became my best friend. He was the definition of a best friend. He means the world to me. He moved a little over one year of our friendship, and I haven't seen him in close to a year now. We talk here and there but not often. He keeps promising to come visit, but that has not yet come. This poem shows just how I feel about the situation, and I am very proud of it.

    I am lying awake in my nice, warm bed.
    I am not sleeping because you are stuck in my head.
    I try to forget that you were ever here,
    But you made a huge impact in that one short year.

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    Wonderful poetry Taeha, your despair shows through every word you've shared. I hope one day your friend shows up, with a big, warm, consoling hug.

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  20. 18. Smiling But Dying

    • By Joevel De Leon
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems September 2013

    Teenagers often get heartbroken...and some of them want to tell it to that person, but they can't...so they express it with a poem. This poem is for everyone out there whose heart is breaking today...

    Today as I went home,
    even if I'm with my friends, I feel so alone.
    Thinking of you made me feel so blue,
    for you love her, and I'm in love with you.

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    This poem hit so hard that I was in tears by the end of it because it hurts so much. I'm in love with my ex, and we dated 2 and a half years ago when we were really dumb and immature. We...

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  21. 19. My One-Sided Love

    Grief, sadness, death...old problems I've faced, but today I'm getting past them. The problem I've failed to beat is my one-sided love, the one lost in the waves of my life but is still there to press on my heart wound every time I close my eyes.

    My love to her is a roaring fire.
    She's all I ever did or will desire.
    Without her I am no more,
    'Cause she's all I live for.

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    In my experience, a boy with the courage to put it all out there for all to see is not only rare, it's inspiring! I am so proud that the author took this step. He has set an amazing example....

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  22. 20. The Reason Why

    • By Erica
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems December 2017

    Hi! I am a thirteen-year-old girl who has secretly been writing poetry since I was in 4th grade. I love poetry with all my heart. I wrote this one today because I was thinking of somebody I miss so much, and all of a sudden the first snow of the year began to gently fall outside. I began to write, and it turned into this poem that I named "The Reason Why." I hope it can relate to everybody out there who is missing someone, especially someone who meant a lot to you. Enjoy and thanks for reading!

    The first snow of the year falls around me.
    I stare out my window. It never fails to astound me

    How each flake is different. None are the same.

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    You're welcome. It's really sad when someone dear becomes a stranger in two minutes. It's a nice poem that was greatly expressed.

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