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Sad Love Poems

Sad Love Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about sad love. This list of sad love poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of sad love poetry. This list of works about sad love is an excellent resource for examples on how to write sad love poems.

Poem Topics Related to Sad Love

love, sad, sadness, missing you, miss you, lost love, friend, friendship,

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Light On the Devil's Chord - Day 38
Day 38

Pugnaciousness set aside, 
Phantasmal was the anticipation, 
Possessing each moment
Some shutter fell over him
He knew, at least, that he had me 
He knew that I cared enough
Ours together, in his hands and mine,
I gave him the means to perceive

He...Read More
Categories: bible, black love, feelings, poems, sad love,
Form: Epic

Premium Member One last night- -
One last night- -

You once promised me infinity
you once promised me an eternity
to forever loathe
to forever decay

Put to rest, in the universe

One last night

so it will be
there is only fear
One last night
not but an unrequited love

Written words by James Edward...Read More
Categories: analogy, anxiety, appreciation, devotion, sad love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member sadness, my love
sadness, my love

Don't weep for me,
your feelings lost in life's constant toll;
I am not the one you wanted me to be,
don't weep for me;

I am only your love.
Sudden flash, passing;
by a fire underneath,
been struck by lightning;
flesh burning desire;
emotions higher, hearts...Read More
Categories: analogy, anxiety, farewell, miss you, sad love,
Form: Free verse
I Learnt To Control My Emotions
I used to get moved by your every word
I thought you meant everything you said
The disappointments were evident
For on you I was so dependent 
Then I learned to control my emotions 

I was so overwhelmed with you 
I took everything...Read More
Categories: divorce, emotions, love, sad love,
Form: Lyric
Silly girl
Oh baby, oh baby, I love you
Oh baby, oh baby, I know that you do. 


Not an I love you back
Not a thing
Just an acknowledgement 
She tried to refrain the tears
But one drop escaped her

Still in his embrace 
He felt...Read More
Categories: sad love, anger, break up, hurt, i love you,
Form: Free verse

oh, to feel
I wish my thoughts were tangible,
Feelings frighten my fragile heart.
My emotions eager to escape,
I'm afraid to act out of antsy impulsion.
There's a chasm in my chest so capacious,
Even my conscience stutters.  
...Read More
Categories: sad love, anger, anxiety, deep, emotions, first love, sad
Form: Alliteration
Dissolved - Repost

Hold your tongue, please
I don’t want to hear you tell a lie
You made a wrong turn,
now you wanna try 
to exit right with a cry

Tears that once would’ve moved me,
they just make me wanna say goodbye
Salt water that once would’ve...Read More
Categories: allusion, goodbye, sad love, song,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Goodbye Love, Version 2
Goodnight, firefly, flap into
Oblivion, for a lover's light has vanished.
Oh, Romeo, wherefore this
Devastating doom?!
Bury me too, night sky!
Yield nothing in return.
Every forbidden kiss was never mine.

Let them find us bound together.
Over your limp heart I flap.
Vexation has overtaken us, grieving...Read More
Categories: sad love, death, devotion, for him, heartbreak, loss, lost
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member Goodbye Love
Goodbye first kiss; into
Oblivion our last.
Oh, Romeo, could I ever let go of a lover's clasp?
Darkness is still, hovering limp.
Beyond eons of lost breaths, you live.
Yet you cannot respond.
Every hidden kiss is etched in eternity. Could I ever

Love another you?
Oh,...Read More
Categories: sad love, death, goodbye, i miss you, loss, lost
Form: Acrostic
Same old tune - Lei
A gallant knight was much admired
by one and all, but he aspired
to claim the hand of Guinevere
whose charm and beauty had no peer.
At night he'd bring his harp along
and serenade her with a song.
Alas, she'd heard it all before -
Another...Read More
Categories: romantic love, sad love,
Form: Lay
Summer Fling
It started out as a summer fling
Just a short period of bliss
In the end there would be no ring
Only time that I would miss

It broke my happy heart
When it was time to go
I never wanted to be apart
But it was...Read More
Categories: sad love, august, emotions, goodbye, heartbreak, longing, love hurts,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Hold your horses
Please keep your language clean
i don't say those kinds of things
I am not that kind of girl
keep waiting for my sister Alexa
in a future  generation 
Sooner or later
she will be coming

...Read More
Categories: corruption, future, life, romance, sad love, scary,
Form: Free verse
Do Not
Do not feel sorrow at my demise
as winter sleeps and the willow cries
look forward to the coming days,
know I loved you in so many ways.

Do not feel your heart grow heavy,
while summer sun makes others merry
look with hope to the...Read More
Categories: sad love, bird, cry, death, farewell, hope, lost, sad
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member The High Night of the Dark Wind
The High Night of the Dark Wind

Dancing fairies on the lake of ice, 
leaving no marks as they pass. 
The tiny birds, chase them...
not to eat, but to join them, 
laughing and chirping together.

The trees are heavy with snow. 
Thick...Read More
Categories: sad love, allah, america, angel, fashion, lust, racism, sad
Form: Narrative
We live in an era 
when you confess to someone 
that he is the one, 
he will just stare blankly at you 
and say: Oh, I see. 
Well, there are many Ones.
...Read More
Categories: hurt, life, love, sad love, truth, words,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Dizain Contest

Tear-stained envelope, left by the deceased,
Sorrowful words inscribed to whomever,
Expressed dolefully by our local priest,
Tender dove, thought she would fly forever,
Artist, pianist, songstress and clever,
Despondency plagued, her records had shown,
Hanging caused her death, physically known,
Though her mental state is what...Read More
Categories: sad love, sorrow, suicide,
Form: Dizain
Daily Encore
Rain-grey days are the worst
for his presentation.
Weather's distraction
steals his thoughts
as it stills his soul.

Most days the others ignore
him, busy with their own
He is the only one who reads,
the others seem to sit and speak softly
to a polite and punctual

So he...Read More
Categories: sad love, angst, death, lost love, memorial,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member The New Girl A Work
The new Girl at Work (The Coward Speaks)

Should I feel a shamed? 
I want to kiss the new girl at work 
but I don't know her name.
Her understated beauty 
is the first page of a book
I can't put down.
Man... just...Read More
Categories: anxiety, innocence, life, metaphor, sad love, teen
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Help me believe
Help me believe

How can it be...
that you'd throw our love into an empty sea?
Can't you see...
I'm here wading in your shallow fantasy

Don't you know, I'd give you anything you ask for?
Don't you care, enough to test our destiny?

Understand, that I...Read More
Categories: sad love, angst, devotion, first love, love hurts, sad
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Clogged And Deflated
I had a charm that melted like butter.

Now it's forming artery clutter.

I had ballooned lungs that clung to your air,

but your absence left a pulmonary tear.

Reference Poem: Dismembered, 11/30/2013
Contest: Arbitrium Divisa 5
Sponsor: Gregory R Barden...Read More
Categories: sad love, bereavement, for him, heartbreak, heartbroken, i miss
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Masochist
I never saw it coming, but as people say you never do, I made the mistake of ignoring my heart, and fell in love with you
I tried to deny the way I felt, but you intrigued me with your pain,...Read More
Categories: sad love, heartbroken, hurt, i love you, loss, sad
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Russian Roulette of The Heart
Load the chamber with your love bullet and spin the cylinder and aim the muzzle at my heart see if when you pull the trigger if everything shatters apart
Every time you fall in love, you’re playing a deadly, foolish game...Read More
Categories: sad love, death, fear, heartbreak, hurt, love hurts, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
Some moments are phantoms
Disappearing swiftly without a sound
Inaudible traces
In colourless, restless surround

Others are goddesses
Wise and beautiful reminders of light
Subtle, sweet graces
Of all the grandeurs of life

A few are glass mirrors
Seemingly stable with reflective hues
Until the dust of time, quiet, settles
Both...Read More
Categories: sad love, happiness, heartbreak, light, lost love, philosophy, sad
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Welcome to The Big Top
Step right up, buy your ticket, wait in anticipation to see the show, the one beneath the tent that holds all the dreams I never wanted to be exposed
But now it’s time, I must share all that I have been...Read More
Categories: anger, goodbye, loss, sad love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Heart Is A Broken Record
My Heart Is A Broken Record

Have you ever tried to play a record that was all scratched up? You place it on the player and the sound coming out is so rough
The needle scratches over the groove embedded deep inside,...Read More
Categories: heartbroken, poetry, sad love,
Form: Rhyme

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