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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 Misty Morning Fog
dawn's bitter echo weeping willow’s silent wail ... misting eyes beseech painful memories I should have begged her to stay ... mourning most mornings...Read More
Categories: heartbreak, lost love, relationship,
Form: Haiku

Alina Aveyard
The agony the shadow brings to the room, Those seafoam eyes shinier than the moon. The variables a haunting reminiscence Of three thousand years of omniscience. The cursed form of blessing Through a sweet twilight addressing Makes it's way through...Read More
Categories: heartbreak, death, death of a
Form: Rhyme
Our story Those memories
Our story (Those memories) By Michelle Morris 18/10/2020 My mind has our story on repeat; That fateful day when my hope was defeated... My heart left broken by your words; Across the universe a star died, Drowning in tears... And no...Read More
Categories: emotions, heartbreak, i love
Form: Free verse
Sugar and spice
Sugar and Spice Sugar and Spice, just like fire and ice. Not all things pretty can be made nice. It was sweet as a treat, but now it’s laid out like crumbs for the...Read More
Categories: heartbreak, anxiety, bullying, conflict, culture,
Form: Rhyme
Jar of Hearts
I stood in the middle of a large crowd Claustrophobic but breathing easy My heart pounding in my chest Every beat sounding like Cherokee drums Closed my eyes, deep breath Eyes open, then I saw him He stood there in all...Read More
Categories: heartbreak, hope, love,
Form: Free verse

A Girl Like Me
I couldn’t close my eyes, As I wandered and searched. I’ve found so much I’ve never been so hurt. You slowly turn into a stranger again, what’s this? As I emerge- Into tears, I am so cursed. How could this...Read More
Categories: heartbreak, betrayal, break up, cry,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member True Love
True Love I looked into her eyes gently. I saw her love burning inside. Her love for me was growing. As we both stood there and cried. I’m leaving in the morning. When I return, I do not know. I only hope...Read More
Categories: anger, heartbreak, sad love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member deserted
step … across the sill this haunted house walls of torn paper, dripping crumbling plaster ceilings hanging like rotten vines on this bony frame dark, broken windows, the empty eyes that stare once aglow with the bright from within life and light … and love made a...Read More
Categories: heartbreak, heartbroken, imagery, love
Form: Free verse
All of a sudden, or not at all
All of a sudden, or not at all. Love does not roll in with the tide. Love is calculated, and random. A steady roller coaster best strap in for the ride. There is no cushion for the fall from...Read More
Categories: heartbreak, destiny, extended metaphor, feelings,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Missing Piece
diligently she labors gluing her heart fragments of her heart back together again... But there's a missing piece that just seems to be gone she's looked everywhere everywhere Must be you took it when you walked out the door stuffed it in your pocket and...Read More
Categories: heartbreak, love,
Form: Free verse
Box Of Scars
Box Of Scars (A work in progress) There is a piece that will not fit, that I have kept locked in the deepest chambers of my soul. There it has remained, not nearly forgotten, for years. Decades. Centuries Eons. A painful...Read More
Categories: absence, heartbreak, imagery, introspection,
Form: Free verse
Existence World is a drama stage, which has a dwimmer screen, that can trap you with a net of desires. Several stories, diverse roles, pretending folks, everything is fake! So why do you shed tears for these ungrateful peeps? Love is a phantasm,...Read More
Categories: heartbreak, depression, emotions, feelings, grief,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member dreams are the best
I breathe slowly but... She has hair like yours I turn away but... She had hair like yours Brown Eyes Everywhere Shapely Faces Jaw Lines Eyebrows Everywhere She had hair like Yours ...Read More
Categories: heartbreak, allusion, angst, beautiful, crush,
Form: Free verse
Through the fog
The steel rusts Rivers rush One last breath Suffocating underneath a haze of indifference This lifeless aura Piercing the stillness Dampening my disbelief In our chance to make it out alive Our greatest fears Thrust...Read More
Categories: confusion, death, heartbreak, loss,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Queen Of Broken Hearts
Trapped within these walls of stone, A prisoner of my own making. Captured by a hollow heart, A fortress for the taking. Swordless on a fragile throne, I'm a King without a crown. Haunted here at castle's keep, By a Queen who'd...Read More
Categories: heartbreak,
Form: Rhyme

Specific Types of Heartbreak Poems

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