25+ Emotional “I Miss You” Poems For Her And Him

Are you looking for ways to express your longingness for your beloved? We have a list of “I miss you” poems to help you convey your feelings effectively. Missing someone is a strange feeling. You cannot stop thinking about them, and the world seems upside down without them. It can meddle with your work, and you may lose focus when you miss their smell, warmth around you, and touch. You may want to lament about your yearning. These feelings can take over you, so it’s best to let them out. In this post, we have some thoughtful poems to express how much you miss your partner poetically and romantically. If your dear one has bid farewell, these can help communicate your feelings. Read on.

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Poems About Missing Someone

If you are missing your significant other badly, let them know about it. Emerge yourself in your partner’s love and say how much you miss them with any of these poems.

1. Daydream

Daydream; I miss you poems

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Every moment I spent with you
Was like a beautiful dream come true
It was the best dream I ever saw
More colorful than a rainbow
Your pretty voice is echoing in my ear
The splendid sound I ever hear
No Nightingale’s song
Can compare to your glamorous tone
Those alighting brown eyes
As bright as twinkling stars in the sky
I always wanted to hold your hand
Between my arms close to my heart
My wish was to hug you hard
And listen to the beat of your heart

I can still feel your smell
The wonderful charming spell
You taught me about love
Your love made my life alive
Whenever I see your face
My whole heart fills with grace
My life was like a dark cold night
You were the only luminaire warming light
My dream was to see your smile
And walk with you all over this glorious isle
You were the queen of my dream worlds
I don’t know how to explain my feelings in words
But, when you leave me alone with the feeling of spleen
I could realize that was just a daydream.

—Shanike Priyananda

2. Every Moment

As each star comes out to shine
As the wind rustles across the land
As the moonlight sweeps across the room
I’m thinking of you.

When the sun burns its morning greeting
When the birds chirp and swoop through the sky
When the leaves of the trees dance through the air
I’m thinking of you.

During the haze of late afternoon sun
During the smooth swirl and flow of the clouds across the sky
During the fade of the bustling day
I’m thinking of you.

While the twilight shadows begin to fall
While the evening air begins to chill
While the crickets begin their sweet evening chorus
I’m thinking of you.

Just as the darkest hour of the night falls
Just as the world is hushed and silent
Just as dreamland beckons,
I’m thinking of you

Every day
Every hour
Every moment
I’m thinking of you through the miles
and loving you.

– Unknown

3. Each And Every Moment I Miss You

For each and every moment
Every second I exist
I live and breathe for you
Your love I can’t resist
To live and love this lifetime
You are in my daily prayer
For times when you’re not with me
When I close my eyes you’re there
For every dance together
For every star above
The light that burns within us
The passion of your love
With dreams so never ending
For every sparkling sea
For each sunrise and sunset
I feel your love in me
For every breath worth taking
More then the air I breathe
The love that lives within me
Forever I believe
For each and every moment
And every heartfelt kiss
I am always thinking of you
And of the things I’d miss
For every hug that we have shared
And every soft embrace
For every smile turned to laughter
No other could take your place
For each and every moment
This heart so warm and pure
Gently caresses each heartbeat
And I could not ask for more

— William Lindenmuth

4. Absence

When from the craggy mountain’s pathless steep,
Whose flinty brow hangs o’er the raging sea,
My wand’ring eye beholds the foamy deep,
I mark the restless surge–and think of thee.
The curling waves, the passing breezes move,
Changing and treach’rous as the breath of love;
The “sad similitude” awakes my smart,
And thy dear image twines about my heart.

When at the sober hour of sinking day,
Exhausted nature steals to soft repose,
When the hush’d linnet slumbers on the spray,
And scarce a zephyr fans the drooping rose;
I glance o’er scenes of bliss to friendship dear,
And at the fond remembrance drop a tear;
Nor can the balmy incense soothe my smart,
Still cureless sorrow preys upon my heart.

When the loud gambols of the village throng,
Drown the lorn murmurs of the ring-dove’s throat;
I think I hear thy fascinating song,
Join the melodious minstrel’s tuneful note–
My list’ning ear soon tells me –’tis not thee,
Nor thy lov’d song–nor thy soft minstrelsy;
In vain I turn away to hide my smart,
Thy dulcet numbers vibrate in my heart.

When with the Sylvan train I seek the grove,
Where May’s soft breath diffuses incense round,
Where Venus smiles serene, and sportive love
With thornless roses spreads the fairy ground;
The voice of pleasure dies upon mine ear,
My conscious bosom sighs–thou art not here!
Soft tears of fond regret reveal its smart,
And sorrow, restless sorrow, chills my heart.

When at my matin pray’rs I prostrate kneel,
And court religion’s aid to soothe my woe,
The meek-ey’d saint who pities what I feel,
Forbids the sigh to heave, the tear to flow;
For ah! no vulgar passion fills my mind,
Calm reason’s hand illumes the flame refin’d,
ALL the pure feelings friendship can impart,
Live in the centre of my aching heart.

When at the still and solemn hour of night,
I press my lonely couch to find repose;
Joyless I watch the pale moon’s chilling light,
Where thro’ the mould’ring tow’r the north-wind blows;
My fev’rish lids no balmy slumbers own,
Still my sad bosom beats for thee alone:
Nor shall its aching fibres cease to smart,
‘Till death’s cold spell is twin’d about my heart.

— Mary Robinson, digital.library.upenn.edu/

5. I Miss You

Day or night
Sun rays or sparkling stars
I miss you
Because you are not with me

My heart breaks
For that space
Where I can be with you
And you can be with me.
6. I’m Alone
You left, no tears, love’s silent goodbye,
No calls, our love, I didn’t deny.
I chose you, “I love you,” I’d sigh,
Now you’re with her, I wonder why.

Efforts to forget were in vain,
Waiting beneath the tree, my silent pain.
You returned to say love wasn’t meant to be,
Leaving me alone beneath our tree.

— Unknown

7. A Memory

I remember
The crackle of the palm trees
Over the mooned white roofs of the town…
The shining town…
And the tender fumbling of the surf
On the sulphur-yellow beaches
As we sat…a little apart…in the close-pressing night.

The moon hung above us like a golden mango,
And the moist air clung to our faces,
Warm and fragrant as the open mouth of a child
And we watched the out-flung sea
Rolling to the purple edge of the world,
Yet ever back upon itself…
As we…

Inadequate night…
And mooned white memory
Of a tropic sea…
How softly it comes up
Like an ungathered lily.

— Lola Ridge, poets.org

‘I Miss You’ Poems For Her

Her thoughts are constantly on your mind and you are missing her from the core. Share your feelings of remorse with her and let her know how lonely you feel without her with these pieces of poetry.

8. Missing You Like Crazy

Missing you like crazy

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You were everything to me
You were the love I thought I had design for myself
But fate could be so cruel sometimes

I’d like to believe there’s still true happiness
That would walk in as soon as I open up the door
I’d love to believe I’m more than okay
Though it’s different from what my reflection shows

I want to scream until it reaches you
Scream until my voice make you stumble
I want to scream until you can hear no more
Scream until I get weak, can’t speak and just weep

Don’t avoid the aches creeping in my soul
Taste the bitter tears dropping on the floor
Every inch of me wants to see you crawl
Let me show you where I’ve been

Don’t look away see my existence
Even if you close my eyes you’d still see my presence
And with every air you breathe i’ll make you remember
The smell of grief underneath my skin

You cannot escape i’ll follow you everywhere
I’ll be the nightmare you thought you’d never had
And I won’t stop until I get satisfied
I’ll never stop until you’re out of your mind…

—Rhea Anne Paas-Rance

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Schedule a video call or plan a virtual date night to cope with the grief of missing someone you love. You are sure to start feeling better instantly.

9. Heart Song

Until our final kiss goodbye
I didn’t know that hearts could fly
But mine flew away
With you that day.

I regret letting you go
Farewells are not forever, I know

Distance, so few thoughts I gave,
Until you had to leave that day.
But in that moment I could feel
That distance is heavy, hard, and real.

I didn’t know that heartstrings tied
And tangled up so much inside.
Until the last smile you sent my way
When you had to go that day.

I never thought that time could seem
So cold and cruel that I could scream.
Until the long hours after you’d gone,
As my heart cried until the dawn.

Now I am just holding on
For the moment our love’s sweet song
Together loud and true will ring
As so in love our hearts will sing.


10. You And I

At the thought of you
my eyes love teary drops
It makes me smile but at times weary
How can one love a woman so much
When a memory of you plays in my mind
I know everything about expression
I know pain with a glass in hands
I sleep with the radio on because I miss you
I hear your swift sweet sighs of breath
You make anew what grief destroyed
You’re the reviver of old departed memories
I’m a man and I got to let a woman go
You’re moving forward in another man’s arms
I hope he sees nature doesn’t make one like you
Can’t you see it’s got to be the Lord
Who makes you so beautiful
And everything that He done touched
Like your mind, body and soul
Is enough to be my world
It’s not a fluke
That I’m still here waiting for you
That if you drop a glass
A glass in thousand pieces
Can mirror my heart


11. Astrophil and Stella (Sonnet 106)

O absent presence, Stella is not here;
False flattering hope, that with so fair a face
Bare me in hand, that in this orphan place
Stella, I say my Stella, should appear.
What say’st thou now? Where is that dainty cheer
Thou told’st mine eyes should help their famished case?
But thou art gone, now that self-felt disgrace
Doth make me most to wish thy comfort near.
But here I do store of fair ladies meet,
Who may with charm of conversation sweet
Make in my heavy mould new thoughts to grow:
Sure they prevail as much with me, as he
That bade his friend, but then new maimed, to be
Merry with him, and not think of his woe.

—Sir Philip Sidney, poetryfoundation.org

12. The Game

I have a game, a cherished way,
I close my eyes and drift away.

To a place where love is our embrace,
No rules, no bars, just us in that space.

But the game ends, reality intervenes,
Yet I’ll close my eyes and visit our dreams.

— Unknown

‘I Miss You’ Poems For Him

He loves you, and when you are away, he misses you like crazy. Now, when he’s away, it’s your turn to show how much you are pining for him. Tell him “I miss you” in a poetic style with any of these poems.

13. Without You

Without you, days seem endless.
Without you, my nights are lonely.
Everything seems so empty.
Only with you I know I will be fine.
Moments with you are frozen in time.
When I’m with you,
I feel that nothing in the world can tear us apart.
I feel that when I’m without I get left with a broken heart.
When I’m with you, I feel that I will love you forever.
Without you, nothing lasts forever.

— Daniel X. Wofford

14. Full many a glorious morning have I seen (Sonnet 33)

Full many a glorious morning have I seen
Flatter the mountain-tops with sovereign eye,
Kissing with golden face the meadows green,
Gilding pale streams with heavenly alchemy;
Anon permit the basest clouds to ride
With ugly rack on his celestial face
And from the forlorn world his visage hide,
Stealing unseen to west with this disgrace.
Even so my sun one early morn did shine
With all-triumphant splendour on my brow;
But out, alack! he was but one hour mine;
The region cloud hath mask’d him from me now.
Yet him for this my love no whit disdaineth;
Suns of the world may stain when heaven’s sun staineth.

— William Shakespeare

15. In Your Absence

In your absence, each day and night,
Feels like a burden, a heavy plight.

Cold days seem endless, my strength wears thin,
Lonely, sorrowful nights often begin.

Your face appears wherever I turn,
It’s painful, the love they’ve made me yearn.

Without you, it feels like life’s demise,
You were my love and my dearest prize.

I’ll count the moments till we reunite,
Sending all my love through the day and night.

— Unknown

16. Your absence

The absence of you, like a sunless day,
Or a rose devoid of its petals’ display.

With every thought, my days shrink and fade,
My heart aches, but my love won’t evade.

Once I dreamt of a perfect reverie,
Yet the truth unveiled a different decree.

Missing you is like a day without light,
Or a rose without petals, an incomplete sight.

— Unknown

17. Undone

We were so tight at first,
Is our string becoming undone?
Are you mad at me? Or is this all just for fun?
I know this may sound corny,
but it is the truth,
the longer you stay away from me,
the more I yearn for you,
Please, talk to me, tell me what’s up,
I don’t know what happened,
to everything between us

— Corinne

Short ‘I Miss You’ Poems

Keep reading for a few short and romantic poems to tell your partner, “I miss you.” These poems, though short, can convey your heartache and loss to your dear one.

18. Memories of Love

Memories of love; I miss you poems

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As I sit here and watch the cars drive by fast
Enjoying the day, I dream of the past
I think of the love of times long ago
When we were so young and I was your beau
But the day is too pretty for me to be sad
So I sit and I smile with memories we had
We got into trouble but we sure had fun
Fantabulous times, I miss you a ton
The sun is now setting. Before I’m lonely and blue,
I will sit, I’ll have faith, in our God; He is true.

— Brian Russell

19. Our Hill

I sit on our hill
There is silence, except for the breath of the world
It caresses the leaves softly
Tenuously, as I imagine my hand would touch your face

It stirs dormant memories
Precious baubles fill my consciousness
A smile, a laugh, a caress, a scent
Your touch, your embrace, your kiss

The Autumn sun warms my face
Awakens me
As I walk away, eyes closed
I can feel your hand in mine

— Jon Hart

20. When I’m Missing You

When I’m missing you, I walk to the river’s edge

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When I’m missing you,
I walk to the river’s edge.
Frozen or free-flowing,
it soothes me;
sends me back to our small adventures.
Stargazing. Fireflies.
All-day swimming.
Long goodbyes.
No matter how cold it is outside,
our summers warm me,
and we’re together again.

— Heather Grace Stewart

21. You Are Missing From Me

I wish I could be where you are,
To feel the warmth of your embrace,
“Tu me manques my darling!” Is all that I can say.

The snow it drifts upon me,
With shards of memories,
I long to kiss your lips,
For they stir sweet melodies.

A hug, cuddle or touch would ease my aching soul,
I long to be with you,
For you are what makes me whole…

— Adam Riley

protip_icon Point to consider
Constantly missing someone can take a toll on your mental and physical health. So use your time to do productive things, such as meditation or yoga

22. I Miss You Every Morning

Each morning I wake up
thinking of you
I remember you’re not with me
and it makes me feel blue
I miss your smile
I miss your touch
Sometimes my heart aches
I miss you so much
I call you on the telephone
I write to you in a letter
You always tell me I’m not alone
You always make me feel better
I’m writing this to let you know
just how much I love you so
Even though we’re miles apart
your right here beside me
inside my heart.

— Traci Crawford

23. Your Voice

Your Voice; I miss you poems

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Your voice is gone
And every echo vanished
To delicate vibration
Beyond the realm of hearing—
Except within my soul—
There deathless dwelling ever.
Always my ear
Is yearning toward that cadence,
Not for a theme of kindness
Nor yet a rhythmic beauty—
So many share of these—
But for its truth and power.
My inward ear
In memory holds a semblance—
Deluding consolation—
But sentient ear, more human,
Alert, will crave and wait
And find contentment never.

— Ruby Archer

24. There Is No Night Without A Dawning

No winter without a spring
And beyond the dark horizon
Our hearts will once more sing ….
For those who leave us for a while
Have only gone away
Out of a restless, care worn world
Into a brighter day

— Helen Steiner Rice, poemist.com

25. Miss You

I miss you in the mornings
I miss you through the nights
And I know this may sound funny
But I even miss our fights.

— Unknown

26. The Sea of Glass

I looked and saw a sea
roofed over with rainbows,
In the midst of each
two lovers met and departed;
Then the sky was full of faces
with gold glories behind them.

— Ezra Pound, poets.org

27. Miss You

Oh, the absence of your intoxicating allure,
How it leaves a void, that much is sure.
You used to occupy the room’s entire space,
Setting my heart to a swift-paced chase.

I’d dissolve without a doubt, so true,
Into the essence of what was once you.

— Unknown

Note: The poems in this collection are not original works of MomJunction but have been sourced from various authors. No claim of ownership is being made by us. Credit has been given wherever the details were available. If you are the original author of any poem and wish to have it credited or removed, please contact us. We value the creative rights of authors and will address your request promptly.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are some tips for conveying a sense of longing and melancholy in an “I miss you” poem?

Instead of telling how you feel, you can use imagery and nostalgia to convey how you feel. For instance, tell them how your house feels empty without them or how your morning coffee tastes bitter, even with sugar after the separation. Such expressions can convey a lot more than you can imagine.

2. How do I incorporate memories into an “I miss you” poem?

Compose a poem covering important incidents such as your first meeting or the first time you felt something for them. Tell them how much you miss those days before telling them how much you miss them after they bid adieu.

3. How do I avoid cliches and create a unique “I miss you” poem?

Express your feelings without mentioning the words ‘miss you’ in the poem. For instance, tell them the flowers don’t seem happy, the sun doesn’t shine brightly anymore, or the time has gone by slowly ever since they left. Let them know that the parting and the ensuing solitude have made you sad.

Being away from your loved one can be difficult and make you feel lonely. However, you can express your sorrow to your significant other with the help of these ‘I miss you’ poems. Send these poems to your partner in a handwritten letter or a text message to let them know that they are on your mind and you are missing their presence. You could also include some lines of your own to add a personal touch to the poems and make them more special.

Infographic: How To Write A “Missing You” Poem Of Your Own

You may be away from each other at the moment, but you can remind them of your unconditional love from afar through a heartfelt poem. So if you want to pen down how much you miss them, this infographic can help you write an intimate and emotional poem to convey your feelings.

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