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Heartbreak Poems | Examples of Heartbreak Poetry

Heartbreak Poems - Examples of all types of heartbreak poetry to share and read. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous poem examples for heartbreak.

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The Queen
Let me tell you a tale about man’s ancient game, of how she loved him but he only played. It’s a game where bishops preach, two knights screech, and rooks beseech for the love of the King who must not...Read More
Categories: heartbreak, heartbroken, love, sports,
Form: Rhyme

Just a smile, a muffled snow-quiet one, deafening in its silence when hearts ache at parting, and dreams crash on barren shores - the ebb and flow of love-tides cease to surge. The sails of our ship...Read More
Categories: forgiveness, heartbreak, lost love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Torrent Of Tear
The ancient mariner surviving within me set sail with dreams on the alluring sea, in search of your yearning secluded shore, I longed for, but was never there before. As descending dusk spread a dark shroud, in the falling...Read More
Categories: analogy, desire, heartbreak, storm,
Form: Rhyme
Twisted love
I keep trying even if I might fail Another pull, now let me exhale I keep saying I'm fine but I'm lying I just dont want you to worry I got to take my feelings...Read More
Categories: heartbreak, addiction, anxiety, break up,
Form: Free verse
Absent Stars
My heart hit the wall like graffiti spray. I'm a work of art, majestic as night, but they only see that I'm not daylight. Today my stars are absent as the day. 2-24-2021 Double Tetractys 7 Poetry Contest Sponsor: Eve Roper Image # 1...Read More
Categories: heartbreak, art, black african american,
Form: Tetractys

Cinnamon- the scent of autumn Candles drown- wax puddle bottom Stormy clouds- shrouds of confinement Tattered jeans- trendy consignment Younger days- the color of green Falling leaves- brush off what they mean Windy skies- snapping of branches Tourniquet- hemorrhage stanches Crescent moon- gloaming...Read More
Categories: autumn, goodbye, heartbreak, loss,
Form: List
Premium Member Pyrrhus
We held, we loved, we were as one So fierce my heart would beat In passion’s throes a few of us Are simply meant to meet It has never been the same, old Love With any...Read More
Categories: goodbye, heartbreak, heartbroken, lost
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member You Won't Call
Into your life you won’t call me Cause you do not at all need me. I’ve waited for you, but I see You just forgot about me. I’ve read all poetry of yours, But you’ve read not a verse, And you...Read More
Categories: depression, fate, feelings, heartbreak,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Perfection's Chains
Perfection's Chains Inner child Blinks back tears through the cheval glass At a bruised reflection staring back Battered by the hand of perfection. 2-20-21 Taken from Woman in Chains Contest: Liberum Divisa 4...Read More
Categories: abuse, childhood, heartbreak,
Form: Free verse
It makes no sound yet breaks like glass So very fragile and a painful crash It cuts so deep a scar it leaves. It makes it hard to even breathe. The time it takes to heal unknown. This body...Read More
Categories: abuse, betrayal, depression, heartbreak,
Form: Rhyme
The animals are a gift from God, As a servant to Mankind. From them we get some food and clothes, In them companions find. They bow down to our sovereignity, Accept our scraps as gifts. The slightest bit of gentleness, Their lonely...Read More
Categories: heartbreak, animal, cat, dog, friendship,
Form: Rhyme
You and I
You indulged me with your filthy deceits You anointed me with a coronal of false assurances You took me by the hand and guided me to a land of falsehoods And I was a complete fool for you I...Read More
Categories: deep, emotions, heartbreak, lost
Form: Free verse
Premium Member From Canada To Texas
From Canada to Texas I pray for you. I wish I could bring you generators, or ask what I could do. It’s not fair to see you suffer in the cold. Resources on the media, “help” right away...Read More
Categories: care, courage, environment, heartbreak,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member LOVE HURTS-
She left me Hurt And what's worse She voiced I don't love you I won't love you I'm done loving you(.I never liked you ) Turn your eyes away and her feet she walked away With this chilling thought she says Goodbye You're not...Read More
Categories: heartbreak, absence, analogy, anxiety, bereavement,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Shame On Me -- in BOTH Audio AND Text
Every day, ‘round 8 am, I climb up from the subway and pass a guy - a blind guy - who is there to beg for change. But one day, as I paused to watch...Read More
Categories: heartbreak,
Form: Narrative

Specific Types of Heartbreak Poems

Definition | What is Heartbreak in Poetry?