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Best Heartbroken Poems

Below are the all-time best Heartbroken poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of heartbroken 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 The Red Leaf
the raspy whisper

gets my full attention -
wistfully I smile
..for its persistence reminds me of you..

the crisp red leaf 
scuttles scrapingly
across the gray pavement
to and...

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Categories: death, emotions, grief, heartbroken,
Form: Free verse
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 Ozzie Our Spaniel
The 28th of April; I'll always remember that day
It was very overcast and the sky was quite grey
That short journey to the vet I will...

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Categories: best friend, emotions, heartbroken,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member To the Poet who Broke my Heart
Yes, he broke my heart, but not the usual way
With tender words, he made my poor heart sway
Each chamber beamed with his adoring smile
That chased...

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Categories: heartbroken,
Form: Rhyme

I know your spirit is finally free 
when I scattered your ashes yesterday 
Cancer has taken you away from me 
solitude is now the price...

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Categories: bereavement, heartbroken, missing you,
Form: Pantoum
Premium Member Healing a Broken Heart
The bleeding sunset lingers on her mind
as night approaches and the sky goes dark.
Her soul is restless; how it craves to find
some words of...

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Categories: heartbroken,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Just a tree - a Requiem
Someone who knows
Said You were an old ancient Tree,
But at the time, it didn’t really matter, 
Or seem important to me.
I knew You only for...

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Categories: conflict, earth, heartbroken, humanity,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member She by the Sea
I see the pain
Reflected via turquoise blue
Of the oceans hue
She stares out into the oceans depth
Her lover dead under the sea
The waves have made her...

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Categories: heartbroken, angst, beauty, conflict, death,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member One Stone - Unknown
you May-
think me odd    perhaps strange 
peculiar and off the wall-
but I
like to wander cemeteries

among    rows   ...

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Categories: heartbroken, memorial, peace, sad,
Form: Free verse
I Need Your Help Daddy
I’m tired
I’m Physically and Emotionally tired
I don’t want to be the strong one anymore
I can’t this time
I don’t know what to do Daddy
I need your...

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Categories: heartbroken, absence, angst, cry, dad,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member I Came By
I Came By…
(to see you)

You don’t see me. 
I see you, everyday. 
I am afraid to say hello. 
You may say good-bye. 

I just want...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: beautiful, chocolate, cinderella, heartbroken,
Form: Free verse
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 Bastille 2016

Many years ago
They stormed the Bastille
Two hundred and one lost their lives
The tennis court oath however survived

Jacques had his heart with the masses
Necker could not...

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Categories: heartbroken, anniversary, death, dedication, evil,
Form: Free verse
People walk in and out, 
Through me, it seems,
My presence barely sensed.
I coil around the pain,
And recoiling I make my way out, 
Heaving relief into...

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Categories: heartbroken, conflict, emotions, feelings, growing
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I Forgive You
     You lost my life.
     Sharp as a knife...
     You lost a lot of things.
     Your memory in my heart

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Categories: heartbroken, abuse, father, father son,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Unrequited Love
Wandering my maze of memories
In search of yesteryear
The spark she struck within my heart
Still burns in spite of tears
Hand in hand we walked the halls

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Categories: first love, heartbroken,
Form: Rhyme
I've arrived..
Fancy cars, the stage and lights
Thousands at concerts every night 
Girls swoon and scream my name
Giving autographs, growing fame
I survived.. Now I've arrived 

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© Lyric Man  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: angst, crush, dream, heartbroken,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Imbedded in pages
I picked up my tube of super glue
In hopes of piecing together
Sad lonely broken you
As I sifted through the bits
I wasn't sure what to do

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Categories: character, heartbroken, pain,
Form: Rhyme
The Little Box
There's a little box found in my room,
With heartfelt memories, I won't open soon.

 A box of pictures, to reminisce.
They break my heart, it's you...

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Categories: heartbroken, child, dedication, father daughter,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Flight of Tempest Reigned
Upon a glorious night
A burning fire lit upon my unrented spine
Deafened by fleeting sight
I flee the home that never was quite mine

Crushed in garish fight

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Categories: heartbroken, analogy, deep, devotion, feelings,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Lost In My Lost Cinnamon Dreams
Cinnamon memories catch my soul in snares
as I trace in anguish the curve of your lips
in a photo stained sepia with my tears -
a thousand...

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Categories: grief, heartbroken, longing, lost
Form: Rispetto
Doors to Your Heart

I wish that I could bear all pains for you,


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Categories: heartbroken, best friend, family, feelings,
Form: Kimo
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: heartbroken, betrayal, break up, grief,
Form: Free verse
This too shall pass
Sometimes I feel this urge
When my thoughts and feelings merge
The depth of the pain is inexplicable
I try to bring all my worries to the table

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Categories: heartbroken,
Form: Rhyme