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Best Sad Love Poems

Below are the all-time best Sad Love poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of sad love poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member Some hearts can never be tamed
Once when my soul spoke,
you betrayed every word.
Then your tongue promised
to only sing with sincerity.

I danced for a brief while, 
lost in your angelic orchestra.
Until...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sad love, angst, loss, lost love, love hurts,
Form: Free verse



We'll Always have San Andreas
-rearranging the stars-

How could we agree to separation? 
If you were destined to be my soulmate,
Why would we allow the stars to change our fate?
They've...

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Categories: depression, relationship, sad love, song, sorrow,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member NO ESCAPE - LYRICS
The freedom of life’s end without escape,
no place to elude the pain of despair.
So close was the notion of a black cape,
darkness to cover existence...

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© Teppo Gren  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: dark, deep, depression, lonely, sad love,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Tin Foil Hearts
On pensive planes of wraith-like existence,
Are stoic shadows feigning affection;
Crimson lips of withering consistence,
Have lost their craze for craving confection.

Tear-filling prisms tilling a rueing sphere,
Pathos...

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Categories: life, lost love, sad love,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Bluewing Falling

Her magic is drawn 
from an ocean's 
million hues 
reflecting 
boundless skies

slain by her trembling perfection 
you grab hold of her 
to save yourself 
...

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Categories: beauty, butterfly, sad love,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Loss of More - FEELINGS contest
Loss of more

Not only did I lose you, but more,
my life’s being to fulfil awareness,
in years to come with further to adore,
as reflections of your...

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© Teppo Gren  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: feelings, heartbroken, loss, sad, sad love,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member I Pass the Graveyard
I pass the graveyard deep in snow.
One woman at a headstone weeps
all dressed in black like winter crows

as memories in warmth she keeps.
While icicles from...

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Categories: death, sad love, winter,
Form: Terzanelle
Gentle Summer Rain
She writes about Fall's beauty in the rain 
The falling raindrops' dance ascribing thence 
Bespoken verse that lightens her refrain 
before the time they met...

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Categories: sad love, beauty, care, creation, imagination, inspiration, lonely,
Form: Sonnet
Date Night (and the day after)
Opening line from "Highway Five Love Poem" by Ruth L. Schwartz


This is a love poem for all the tomatoes
I squished to make our Date-Night spaghetti.
Our...

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© Erin Moss  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sad love, food, lost love, sad, love,
Form: Villanelle
Images of feathers
"Once upon a midnight Poe"

Underneath the midnight mask, I remove the makeup at last,
The moon is anvil to my mood, mooring along the vacant vast...

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Categories: allusion, devotion, loneliness, muse, sad love,
Form: Alliteration
Soul mates solace
When my final shadows cling on desperately
Where I fight formidable battles
to merely hold the light
I send you loving vibrations
and soul sustenance
Deep from the cathedral
of one...

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Categories: sad love, art, bereavement, body, care, death, death
Form: Free verse
The Special Rose
She sits and rocks, so gently back and forth
Her chin leaning heavily on her chest.
In her hands she cradles, one flat waxed rose
And sighs as...

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Categories: sad love, grandparents, lonely, love, old, rose, sad
Form: Narrative
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: lost love, sad love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member BUNDA CLIFFS
BUNDA CLIFFS

The crossroads led me to the edge of life,
a rugged path of love that caused despair.
In turmoil to escape my feelings rife
with anguish of...

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© Teppo Gren  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sad love, beauty, death, destiny, life, nature, sad
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member You Let the Moment Pass
Eternity within your grasp
My plea? To undo the clasp
Let Desire wash away
Tomorrow and yesterday
Every other thought and dream
Meaningless I make them seem
Had you let the...

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Categories: leaving, sad love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Mystical Lore of the Moonlight Moth

Mystical amour of moonlight moth's whimsical lure,
her glowing flame in sensual saffron gold attire;
restless tease with every breeze, gilt cavorting contour,
pale green flutterings, her wings...

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Categories: sad love, allegory, desire, fire, hurt, longing, 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: sad love, beauty, break up, goodbye, heartbreak, lost
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member ALL HER DREAMS TURNED TO DUST
No one followed her as she ran away
fleeing from the altar on her wedding day

She’d been jilted by Jed her handsome groom
so locked herself away...

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Categories: betrayal, sad love, wedding,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Winter Blues
Winter Blues

If you have to lose a love then
not in winter
when words are cold and eyes are 
closed to light
while watching falling snowflakes you remember
a...

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Categories: blue, sad love, winter,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Hurting
These park leaves were once vibrant green, then soft yellow and bright red.  Now they are dirt brown and withered, useless as I crunch...

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Categories: hope, sad love,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member SHADOW OF JEALOUSY
SONNET – SHADOW OF JEALOUSY

Oh, those woeful shadows of jealous ways
precarious villain for reasons dazed,
poisoning the longing love‘s lasting days,
without confidence to chase love hazed.
The...

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© Teppo Gren  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: jealousy, sad love, trust,
Form: Sonnet
When Winter Comes, Remember Me
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When Winter comes, remember me 
beside you on lush ivory sand 
If slushy fingers beckon thee, 
arise and brush aside her hand

As you awake on...

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Categories: assonance, autumn, heartbreak, remember, sad love,
Form: Quatern
We Will Never Know
The sky was orange, red and peach
we strolled towards each other
on a deserted pebbled beach
a smile that got us talking
together slowly walking
till twilight crept unseen
then...

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Categories: sad love, absence, beach, longing, lost love, romantic,
Form: 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: sad love, absence, break up, loneliness, longing, lost
Form: Pantoum
Come Hell or High Water
She looks out the window and sees him in the distance. 
So much fear inside leaves no room for resistance. 
If she ran right now...

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Categories: sad love, abuse, anxiety, fear, hurt, pain, sad
Form: Rhyme