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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

Premium Member A Cathartic Weave of Three
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,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Goodbye

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,
Form: Free verse
Too Good To Ever Last
Too good - to ever last    suggested bpm 80

When we first met, I never thought
that you could ever love me...
You were the...

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Categories: break up, feelings, heartbreak,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Yesterday Love Was Such An Easy Game To Play

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. 


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Categories: betrayal, break up, heartbroken,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Heartbroken
“I know my heart will never be the same
But I'm telling myself I'll be okay”
Sara Evans

My heart no longer
beats the same,
as I’ve wiped away 

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Categories: angst, break up, destiny,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Feathered Goodbye
I hope you would still remember me as we were,

every time you see pristine 

passing pomegranate hues of the horizon.

When clouds smear our unspoken love...

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Categories: break up, deep, emotions,
Form: Free verse
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,
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
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
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
Premium Member Woody Wouldn'T Cheat, Would He
Toy Story characters argued ~ then Jessie told Woody to buzz off

he'd been caught flirting with Bo Peep ~ uh oh, Woody, you're in trouble...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: betrayal, break up,
Form: Monoku
Premium Member The Murder of Cherry Creek Town
Sounds of a Day in the Past

Cherry Creek was a thriving small town
Children played on swings up and down.

They screamed with delight and why not?

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Categories: abuse, break up, environment,
Form: Couplet
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,
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,
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


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

When trust begins to weaken,
hope shores...

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Categories: break up, emotions, feelings,
Form: Quatrain
Tanka 1 About Smudged Roses
Now published at

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

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Categories: absence, books, break up,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member For the Last Time
For the last time but as if for the first time,
let blaze a five alarm thrill to burn my woe;
I'll shiver with a tingle like...

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Categories: betrayal, break up, hurt,
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,
Form: Sonnet
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
Saved me
Trapped me
Ogled me through the glass

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Categories: break up, insect, metaphor,
Form: Free verse
You Ruined the Rain For Me
I wish that I had superpowers.
So that I could read your mind. 
I'd violate your thoughts,
As you violate mine. 
With unforgiving relentlessness. 


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Categories: betrayal, break up, grief,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Fleeing Emptiness
Moon is still behind glum clouds
Sullen is the garb of a silent sky
So much like how he feels tonight
Anxious in the night laden in dark


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Categories: anxiety, break up,
Form: Free verse
The Never Ending Now
Upon a breathless moment in time,
A thousand hells do exist;
Within a paralyzed paradigm
A love is lost in the mist.

Where hearts are broken forever,
Amidst the never...

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Categories: break up, heartbreak, lost
Form: Sonnet
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: break up, allegory, angst, art, break
Form: Rhyme