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?

Poems for When Love Hurts

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  1. Forever

    • By Bri
    • Published: February 2016
    Poem About Love Not Lasting

    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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  3. Heartbroken

    Heartbreak Poem For Him

    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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    There have been moments in my life when I've done terrible things that I used to regret for weeks, and sometimes, even for years. The only thing that I never got out of my mind, that I never...

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  4. Missing Him

    Poem Wondering Why I'm Still In Love

    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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  6. My One-Sided Love

    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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  7. Unexpected

    • By Lindsey Cook
    • Published: June 2015
    Poem About Not Being Loved In Return

    It's hard when love is torn away,
    When you have been longing for it every day.

    You finally think everything is right,

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    • Rating 4.46
  8. Smiling But Dying

    • By Joevel De Leon
    • Published: September 2013
    Poem About Your Crush Liking Someone Else

    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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    • Stories 11
    • Shares 1963
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    • Rating 4.44
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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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  10. A Smile Conceals The Tears Inside

    Poem About Heartbreak And Letting Go

    Every day is the same old thing.
    Seeing you with her makes my heart sting.
    The way your eyes look at her with desire,
    I feel as though my whole world is on fire.

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    I was in high school when a guy joined our school. I was only attracted at first but loved him later. He made me smile when I forgot to smile. He was my hope and strength. We were friends for...

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  11. The Girl You Ruined

    • By Sarah
    • Published: December 2012

    You made me feel like I was flying,
    Like no matter who said what you would be there to pull me back into the clouds,
    Like I was something special,
    You were the first person to ever make me feel this way,

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    I know how you feel. Last week I found out that my boyfriend I'd been dating for 3 year was cheating on me. He was sleeping with my best friend. He broke my heart, and I still sit and think...

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  12. The Promise

    Getting Your Heart Broken

    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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  13. Since You Left

    • By Hope Khamluanglat
    • Published: April 2018

    I feel so empty; all colors are dull.
    I can barely breathe on my own.
    The light is gone and dark is back.
    Cover me in endless black,

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    I enjoyed the poem "Since You Left." The poet spoke her heart out.

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