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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 HEARTBREAK FALLS
Cascading 
Emotions exploding 
A deluge of tears flowing freely 

Waterfall 
From gushing streaming eyes 
Diamond dew drops glistening glinting 

Plummeting 
Churning, deeply plunging 
Vertical drop;...

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Categories: heartbreak, cry, emotions,
Form: Verse



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 love, love,
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, introspection, irony,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member 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
Premium Member A Poet's Gift
A Poet's Gift

A poet writes to share a secret depth 
Of feelings within their soulful breast.
They write to grasp onto immortality,
To be remembered beyond their...

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Categories: heartbreak, art, poetry, writing,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member What is Love
I still recall our first poetic glance,
dormant pen roused my fingers to dance.
Her love was like a cherry blossom tree,
which at first blossomed so beautifully.

When...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: heartbreak, love, love hurts,
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, symbolism,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Too good to ever last
Too good - to ever last    suggested bpm 80

Vs1
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, leaving, longing,
Form: Lyric
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, wind,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Take Me Somewhere Exotic
The pungence of heartbreak swelters
in the tangled dreadlocks of love-lies-bleeding
Take me somewhere exotic
to breathe not the foul aroma
of disappointment and despair
Show me fields laced with...

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Categories: heartbreak, color, imagery, lost love, metaphor,
Form: Imagism
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
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 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, history, journey,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member BLUE MOON RISING ON A STORMY NIGHT - TITLES CONTEST
Blue moon rising 
on a stormy night
I sit sobbing 
without you
 
Sadness, 
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
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 love, sorrow,
Form: Sonnet
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
Where...

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Categories: heartbreak, sunset,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Dirty Laundry
(She's Got Cooties)

Bitter every night, she speaks of another man
In dialogues, she rips and shreds my brothers sheets
Her moves are naught more than an exposed...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: abuse, betrayal, devotion, heartbreak, how i
Form: Epic
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 For Sale
My Heart
Used
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, mystery, romance,
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, mother, mother
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Gift of Tears
Leave you my tears?
I think you already own them . . .

They sparkle in dew on the grasses,
on your windows they cling to look in;
They...

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Categories: heartbreak, lost love, sad love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member SHATTERED LIVES
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
Mallee Rain
A twisting whirly musters
hard baked leaves and bark.
There’s another red sunset,
just before it’s dark.
The wilting wattles weep,
and plea ‘I can’t live on!’
The strong keep fighting...

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Categories: heartbreak, nature, weather,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member HIT AND RUN
EMOTIVE WRITE

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, longing, loss,
Form: Dramatic Verse