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Best Break Up Poems

Below are the all-time best Break Up poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of break up poems written by PoetrySoup members


A Cathartic Weave Of Three

listen,
the whispers
of leaves
turn colour
autumn is here.

now that you are gone
who will wake every morn
to lift the sun
unveil the sky
etch in the clouds
who will paint the...

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Categories: break up, celebration, devotion, earth, i
Form: Free verse



Premium Member GOODBYE
(NOTHING MORE TO SAY)

I've seen the way you look at me
I've seen the way you look at them
Without wanting to admit, you hate everything I...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: break up, conflict, goodbye, how i
Form: Free verse
Yesterday Love Was Such An Easy Game To Play

Yesterday,

I went home for lunch,

I never go home for lunch.

When I got to our apartment 
I don't know why but I didn't reach for my key. 

Francine...

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Categories: betrayal, break up, heartbroken, jealousy, lost
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member Fate and Destiny
How mischievous those goddesses of fate
That bend our paths toward our destiny
They tempt us, setting traps, with diff'rent bait
Like fools, we complicate simplicity

Each turn we...

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Categories: break up, destiny, dream, fate,
Form: Sonnet
BEHIND THE SMILE
Just another sinking tear
In this river full of pain
Racing fast to nowhere
A world that's gone insane
Hope committed suicide
Before I had the chance
Forced to live without...

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© Lyric Man  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: angst, betrayal, break up, cry, heartbreak,
Form: Lyric



Premium Member An Insignificant Life - collaboration with The Seeker
That godless sound
His head explodes at 6:01am
Same as every day
He falls out of bed
Steps on the cat
Slides into his slippers
Shuffles to the kitchen
Puts the coffee...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: absence, break up, divorce,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member With Divining Heart I Could Have Foreseen
With Divining Heart I Could Have Foreseen

With true divining heart I could have seen
little ripples of thy deep discontent.
My heart a meadow, once lush and...

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Categories: art, break up, growing up, jealousy,
Form: Sonnet
Dark Storm
Into the darkness
No fear to be found
Echoing silence
Noiseless sound

A new beginning
That feels like the end
Blown away
But there is no wind

A storm is brewing
Yet the sky...

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Categories: break up, change, moving on, pain,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member When the lone bird flees
Though she holds his hands, he feels all alone 
As moonlit desires sense his dissonant vibes
Emanating from pulses beating in discord
Plundering away ambiance to vacant...

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Categories: break up, love,
Form: Verse
I'm Not Your Puppet
I’m Not Your Puppet

Don’t you ever forget
that I’m not your puppet! 
I’m not a toy on a string that you can manipulate,
so you can walk...

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Categories: break up, goodbye, relationship, self, strength,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member It Only Hurts When I Smile
I put a smile on my face when I go outside 

My friends all see the pain I try to hide in my eyes

And I...

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Categories: break up, cry, divorce, feelings, heartbreak,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Whispers of Your Soul
I wanted to hear your whisper
Yet I could only hear you shout
Your soul filled with all it's turmoil
Filled my own heart with so much doubt

By...

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Categories: break up, desire, lost love,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Hope Outweighs Sorrow
Falling in love’s magical
it feels like your heart's on fire.
And dreamers hear only hope
not the words of a liar.

When trust begins to weaken
your heart shores...

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Categories: break up, emotions, feelings, imagery, love
Form: Quatrain
Tanka 1 about Smudged Roses
Now published at tankajournal.com




Inspired by Chris'tanka contest ~Now, for the contest :)...

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Categories: absence, books, break up, desire,
Form: Tanka
The Billabong
There’s an old river course with beginning and end,
now the river runs straight without this river bend,
where the water is still and the reeds do...

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Categories: break up, nature,
Form: Rhyme
For The Last Time

For the last time but as if for the first time,
kiss me with fiery fervor I used to know;
I'll shiver with a tingle like your...

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Categories: betrayal, break up, hurt, lost love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Edge of a Whisper

How kind of you to open up my veins,

          With little but his name upon your...

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Categories: beauty, break up, goodbye, heartbreak, lost
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Your Fly Is Down
I know
I know
You didn't mean to let me in
And you

Could have crushed me like a bug

Instead you caught me
Softly
Saved me
Trapped me
Ogled me through the glass
A...

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Categories: break up, insect, metaphor, relationship,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Strong Coffee Ate A Silver Spoon
Strong Coffee Ate A Silver Spoon

Strong coffee ate a silver spoon
Blind feline lapped up the spilled milk
Sweet relief cannot come too soon
I slept on sheets...

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Categories: allegory, angst, art, break up, conflict,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Too good to ever last
Too good - to ever last

Vs1
When we first met, I never thought
that you could ever love me...
You were the brightest star shining
so high up above...

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Categories: break up, feelings, heartbreak, leaving, longing,
Form: Lyric
Out of Control

I spin, faster and faster…    
losing control, I am a propeller rising.
Once, you were my mystery to solve – 
my challenge, my...

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Categories: break up, emotions, identity, metaphor, relationship,
Form: Free verse
For Only A Moment
Did it have to last for only a moment,
our love withered before the flowers you sent,
white carnations, a pure love they meant,
a relationship so newfound...

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Categories: absence, break up, loneliness, longing, lost
Form: Pantoum
Garden of Roses
I'm just a lily in a garden of roses;
I'm a misfit, misshapen, a mistake of a seed-
But a lily is all I can be.
If you...

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© Dana Smith  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: break up, depression, farewell,
Form: Rhyme
A Drop of Relief
Tear 
ooze
in drops
carries scads 
gliding down contours 
at the edge it drips with a plop 
ease the mind of the woes, a sigh elude unawares

©...

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Categories: break up, cry, depression, how i
Form: Fibonacci
Premium Member GUESS IT'S OVER
Never thought it would be easy
After all these years
You’d leave me all alone
To face my lonely fears

Promised me the earth
When I became your bride
Said we...

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Categories: break up, for him,
Form: Lyric