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Best Heartbreak Poems

Below are the all-time best Heartbreak poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of heartbreak poems written by PoetrySoup members

Premium Member Tell the Night to Hold Me
I made for you, a castle
     But I built it in the sand

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Categories: forgiveness, heartbreak, heartbroken, lost
Form: Lyric

Premium Member My Affair With A Frost Flower State Of Affairs
There’s a beguiling danger in beauty…

seduced as I was by the fickle fingers of fate musingly stroking my hair,
I envisaged
this lusciously lavish landscape 
of sun-raptured...

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Categories: betrayal, dark, emotions, heartbreak,
Form: Free verse
My Heart Will Go On
POTD 30th August 2018 

The gently swaying branches of the old oak should elicit calmness
And yet a sense of foreboding permeates the midnight air
Wild imaginings?...

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Categories: grief, heartbreak, lost, romance,
Form: Dramatic 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 The Sham Of My Humanity
Evergreen flavored mantras
did nothing to purge bitter bile from my lips
nor slake the smoldering thirst for a Rosary remedy.
Tick-tock petals unfurled one by one
as your...

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Categories: anger, grief, heartbreak, humanity,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Chopin Nocturnes

 Chopin Nocturnes

Listen....autumn rain is gently falling
Within enchanted hour of twilight sky.
In my heart, Chopin is softly calling
Lovely piano notes that make me cry.
As Luna...

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Categories: autumn, dedication, heartbreak, inspiration,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Venus Gifts A Yarrow's Kiss
O, weeping willow shed your sorrow
on whispering breeze to soothe your grief
within whose breath's a healing yarrow
to whisk away tears upon your leaf.

Sweet rustling zephyr...

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Categories: emotions, heartbreak, hope, sorrow,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Last breath of sunset
Royal blue sky scattered sapphire clouds
On horizon embroidered in navy blue attire
Summoned by the onset of marigold sun 
Emitting amber gold on tuscan yellow fire

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Categories: heartbreak, sunset,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Midsummer Breeze
Midsummer Breeze 

How may I extol a midsummer breeze?
As soft as rose petals in cooling wind
That flutters leaves upon the verdant trees,
And endeavors to make...

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Categories: flower, heartbreak, son, summer,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member In Woes And Throes Of Sorrow
I rise and fall like melancholy tides
in ebb and flow of wistful disrepair,
our separate in consciousness divides,
the whiff of grief fills broken-hearted air.

Neglected now, heartstrings'...

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Categories: emotions, heartbreak, loneliness, lost
Form: Sonnet
Held aloft
We'd laid old George to rest the week before,
at ninety-one he now rejoined his wife,
no heirs to his estate, so one thing more
to do, and...

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© Viv Wigley  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: heartbreak,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member I died a little inside
In the silence of sadness,
what will the winds bring tomorrow?
In the sadness of silence,
my soul sighs soft breaths of sorrow.

Where did those rainbows go,
reminiscing happier...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: angst, heartbreak, sad,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Winter's Antidote
O Winter, why this desolation? Trees, once verdant now stand bare
Flowers, long in hibernation; clouds that frown with ominous stare,
Bleak winds chill the rain-soaked bones...

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: heartbreak, bereavement, community, death, grief,
Form: Rhyme
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: heartbreak, angst, betrayal, break up,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Memories Of Bygone Days
Memories Of Bygone Days

O' yes,  how well I remember her still
giant black oak atop big wooded hill
Those treasured days now long flown by
our free...

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Categories: emotions, farewell, goodbye, heartbreak,
Form: Rhyme
Blue moon rising 
on a stormy night
I sit sobbing 
without you
when we fell out of love
The point of no return, 
drifting apart
You broke...

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Categories: heartbreak, moving on, relationship,
Form: Free verse
Another lovers touch song version
Another lover's touch

There's never been a love,
that's ever been enough...
You keep searching for...
another lover's touch

Why do I even try,
I should  stop wasting time...
You say...

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Categories: betrayal, heartbreak, longing, lost
Form: Lyric
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: heartbreak, break up, cry, divorce,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member For Sale
My Heart
Still beats

My Heart
Low mileage
Over rocky roads

My heart
In vaulted box
Shipping included

No strings attached


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Categories: heart, heartbreak, heartbroken, horror,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member A Child's Prayer
Clutched tight to my chest, the doll smiles lifelessly
sending vacant stares down the darkened hall.
A solitary line of pink light sneaks through a crack in...

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Categories: bereavement, child, heartbreak, loss,
Form: Free verse
After all these years, we've weathered many a heavy storm
Now my life is empty with no one to keep me warm
Bitter tears I've sadly wept,...

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Categories: best friend, betrayal, heartbreak,
Form: Rhyme
A Tear Drop on a Rose

A Tear Drop on a Rose

For here I stand amongst the garden
Vines along the gated path
Songs of never left forgotten
Blooming in the aftermath

Thus I find...

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Categories: grief, heartbreak, loss, sad,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member HIT AND RUN

I never had the chance to meet my Mummy
She was killed in an accident … they couldn’t save her
Hit and run that’s what Daddy...

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Categories: death, grief, heartbreak, heaven,
Form: Dramatic Verse
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: heartbreak, beauty, break up, goodbye,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Brokenhearted sunsets
It's never anything big, just a nagging defeat
Of wanting to be exclusive in your ambit,
For in your eyes, I see an opportune disguise
Living as a...

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Categories: heartbreak, love hurts,
Form: Free verse