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Heartbreak Poems | Examples of Heartbreak Poetry

Heartbreak Poems. Below are examples of poems about heartbreak. This list of heartbreak poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of heartbreak poetry. This list of works about heartbreak is an excellent resource for examples on how to write heartbreak poems.

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List of Heartbreak Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
HURT FEELING kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr Prose Poetry anger, heartbreak,
Eyes Virginia McInnis Free verse heartbreak, absence, angst, break up,
Premium Member Poem Back When Lost Love, Sent Its Deepest Sad Moans Robert Lindley Rhyme heartbreak, betrayal, conflict, dark, grief,
Loveless Pond Rhyn Muller Free verse deep, heartbreak, i miss
Comme Ci Comme Ca Arum Dusu Free verse break up, heartbreak, how
Dying Embers VIJAI PANT Light Verse heartbreak, lost love, love
Premium Member Poem Salt Water Chuck Melugin Lyric heartbreak, beach, conflict, emotions, feelings,
Premium Member Poem A Tear Drop On A Rose Brenda Chiri Rhyme books, cry, heartbreak, remember,
Premium Member Poem KISSING Line Gauthier Senryu cry, heart, heartbreak, kiss,
Dandelions Michele Sherman Free verse heartbreak, crush, feelings, first love,

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Cancer
by Marilyn Williams
I have a friend with Cancer.
I want to wish him well.
It's not enough to sit by and
watch his family face this hell.

I have heard so...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: heartbreak, cancer, courage, growth, heart,

Aberfan
by Brigid Foley
Aberfan

Fifty years since Aberfan and a welsh town's grief it first began.
For every coal mine, slurry mounds,
theirs claimed the young from school playgrounds.
Miner's digging underground...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: bereavement, heartbreak, remember, school,

Putting The Pieces Back
by eric ploscik
Heartbroken
That I'm considered damaged goods
Least to you
I've fooled you for so long
But the vultures have come home to roost
That 's what they keep telling me.

But...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: heartbreak, sad,

Splinter
by Brianna Hobson
This relationship has rotting leaves
Tree blood boiled inside arteries
Veiny roots for the plastic surgery
I'll cut it down to build a house
For you, a roof in...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: heartbreak, break up, conflict, first

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The Dry, Dry Shoreline
by Andrew Travis
She watches from her vantage point;
A rickety rocker in a second-story bedroom
Her gaze drifts to the shifting sands,
Once alive with strangers and friends,
Years barren and...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: heartbreak, integrity, lost love,

To My Darling
by JESS OPPERMAN
If i could will my heart to stop
and breathe a final breath
i'd sit beneath an old oak tree
and trade my life for death

The pain in...

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Epitaph | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: death, grief, heartbreak, loss,

I could be more as I am
by Night Prophet

Idle days,
With books and walks,
And a pen in my hand,
After all these months,
Of feeling like I’ve lost the spark,
Which let me still hope that there...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: heartbreak, how i feel,

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Sour Grapes
by Nina Parmenter
Congratulations, sweetie, on your win,
I couldn’t be more happy for you, friend.
You go out with my man, I’ll just stay in...
This screaming, keening heart is...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: anger, betrayal, friend, heartbreak,

Flat Tire
by Rhona McFerran
I was rolling along
just fine, thank you
until I came across you

Like a nail in the road, you poked a vicious
hole in my heart, and I...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: first love, heartbreak, hope,

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ON MY WAY GREETING JOY
by nette onclaud




Gust wheezes behind the sill, fog on pane
I accede to its drift while moonglow dies ;
This heart longs for you, but would breaths refrain
From asking...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: heartbreak, recovery from,

Letty
by Ernilando Tugaff
LETTY

Forty-three years ago when I said " I do "
The day I " gave my name to you " 
With a tearful eyes I made...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: heartbreak, betrayal, children, engagement, grandchild,

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Haunted by a Long Lost Love
by Janice Canerdy


		It’s been almost two decades since I met
		the man I thought would surely be my last.			
		I loved him deeply and he claimed to feel
		the same....

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: heartbreak,

I Just Wanted to really Die
by steven jess
"Thought the saddest day of my life, was the Christmas day I lost my wife" 

"But I soon found out it wasn't close"
"I lost my...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: heartbreak, cancer, cry, father daughter,

THE CARPENTER
by Oluwasola Abiola
Cried bitterly 
Sweat profusely 
Cooked annoyingly 
Ate sorrowfully 
Wished I had died honorably 
Not because I lost anyone to the boring company of death
But because...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: break up, heartbreak,

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YOU PASSED AWAY
by JAN ALLISON
FICTIONAL POEM FOR CONTEST

Ever since the day that you passed away
I’ve struggled with life, it’s been so hard
I crouch by your tiny grave at the...

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Enclosed Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: birth, death, heartbreak,

Two Heartbreaks--Two Deaths
by robin davis
In the distance, time and space
I'll always see your loving face
With a big and caring smile
Even though its been a while
Since I held you really...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: heartbreak, death of a friend,

Whispers
by Jean Bush
Whisper in my ear, my love,
And let me hear your heart.
For this affair will never end
Or will it ever start?

You kissed my hand so sweetly
On...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: heartbreak, angst, desire, farewell, for

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The Ultimate Price
by Frederic Parker
To wait, timeless darkness from the last breath
In a painted twilight as the soul wept
The soldier in harm's way who met his death
On the sacred...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: conflict, death, heartbreak, hero,

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EMPTY
by Line Gauthier


the shell
nothing left
just 
a vacant lot
of emptiness
a big ugly
void of
silence
and
death



Submitted on September 2, 2018, for contest EARLY SEPTEMBER 2018 STANDARD sponsored by BRIAN STRAND...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: angst, death, heartbreak, introspection,

I don't want to care right now
by Alex Duffy
I'm going through a lot and life isn't fair right now
My broken heart seems to be too damaged to be repaired right now
The world on...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: heartbreak, break up, deep, depression,