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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.
Premium Member You Promised Me
You Promised Me Vs.1) Up again, in the night ...Read the rest...
Categories: heartbreak, break up, emotions, first
Form: Lyric

waiting for the i love you
squandered time and wasted breaths conflicted feelings soothed with a kiss round and round and round again i think the problem is that i love him...Read the rest...
Categories: heartbreak, sad love,
Form: Free verse
i want more
i want a romance like one of a fairytale plot to feel like the catch though already caught i yearn for sweet nothings and surprise flowers & a love that stretches like an endless hour i...Read the rest...
Categories: cry, emotions, heartbreak, love,
Form: Rhyme
Bad Love
You're wilting Shrinking Silent On this bed you made For me Beside me Moving your hands Across my body Like it's green Inhaling bad love Through your pillow Hoping I'll let you Up for air But I did it So I can't And I don't care...Read the rest...
Categories: betrayal, boyfriend, conflict, heartbreak,
Form: Rhyme
Dear my baby
I was criticized and humiliated Only because I chose love. I was bad mouthed and cursed Only because I chose myself. I used to think they loved me And I realized it was because they benefitted....Read the rest...
Categories: heartbreak, baby, courage, daughter, family,
Form: Bio

Moving on
Onwards and upwards is the way to go Take one hour at a time, take it slow Things will get better, I promise you that From the dark to the light, it will come back You begin with looking...Read the rest...
Categories: confidence, feelings, heartbreak,
Form: Free verse
Burned Alive
How While I Was burned alive With loving you Could you help but feel The heat from it beside me?...Read the rest...
Categories: heartbreak, angst, betrayal, depression, devotion,
Form: Free verse
It was just as warm, capable of profound warmness Just as sweet, an epitome of sweetness It was passionate, took pride in being affectionate Understood what was meant to Loved what was supposed to It was "love" Until it plunged into the…...Read the rest...
Categories: heartbreak, lost love,
Form: Free verse
The Other Woman
You did not care who you hurt No thought for his wife, you came first The family you destroyed, along the way How selfish you were and yet I hear (you pray)? I hope you are proud of what...Read the rest...
Categories: betrayal, goodbye, heartbreak, marriage,
Form: Free verse
The Earth Stood Still
The Earth stood still Dirty black shoes Ripped up jeans Stopping me on the road We were so young when I first met you October sky Dark March nights Birthdays in July I was 16 when...Read the rest...
Categories: heartbreak, longing, lost love,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Of dreams and reality
just pour me a drink, love, deep from your cold heart, I shall sip slowly, reality that’s life, share your frozen bosom, once of me a part, chill facts, parting ways, you shall not be my wife, let dreams...Read the rest...
Categories: heartbreak, dream, drink, extended metaphor,
Form: Ottava rima
Just Men
And though I’ve surmised my eyes with Men in different lighting I see a fair facade of girls and you trying to glide him It’s just my absurd JEALOUS DRUNK TONGUE mocking Maybe, or maybe falling is haunting, Maybe there’s...Read the rest...
Categories: angst, dream, heartbreak, longing,
Form: Couplet
I must be sleeping
Tears roll down your face it seems so fake You tell me you can’t do this no more this is all that you can take Can’t even look you in the eye this has all...Read the rest...
Categories: conflict, deep, farewell, heartbreak,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member 15 Questions!
Why would a vacuum suddenly want to be airy? When I was in love, was your heart in a constant inquiry? Why put on so much excitement, a sudden expiry? How did I convert the Sun to Ice...Read the rest...
Categories: anxiety, emotions, heartbreak, heartbroken,
Form: Rhyme
You are entering a new chapter
If you have experienced a tough break-up like a divorce, please take care and be gentle with yourself. You need time to process your emotions and you definitely need time to grieve. Even if the end...Read the rest...
Categories: heartbreak, break up, emotions, encouraging,
Form: Rhyme

Specific Types of Heartbreak Poems

Definition | What is Heartbreak in Poetry?

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