80+ Beautiful Long Distance Relationship Poems

Conveying feelings to your partner is quite important in a long-distance relationship as the physical distance can fade only when you express your heart. You can let your partner feel your emotions by using meaningful, long-distance relationship poems. When you find it difficult to keep that spark and connection alive in a long-distance relationship, poems can do the trick.

Poems from our post can help you express to your beloved how much you miss them or how much hurt and heartache you feel without having them around. Dedicate these heartfelt and emotional long-distance relationship poems to bring a smile to your partner’s face.

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80+ Long-Distance Relationship Poems For Him And Her

Long-distance relationship poems can add spice to the daily management of long-distance relationships. Adil Maqbool, a blogger, also shares the same opinion about his long-distance relationship. He says, “Because we lived on different continents, we met online…we wanted to do something to strengthen the bond that was quickly forming. So, every single day, a love poem was sent along with a long e-card that told what we’d been doing and how we felt…As long as the poem expresses the right feelings, it will still do what you want it to. You see, the most important thing is that the poem comes from the heart…a daily romantic poem is still a big part of our relationship (i).”

Explore various such touching long-distance poems of different themes below.

Long-Distance Love Poems For Him

1. Steadfast

The miles are long and far and wide,
But my love for you will never subside.
My heart will continue strong and true,
Steadfast in my love for you.
You never need to fret or fear;
My only love is for you my dear.
It hurts to be so far from you,
But a love like ours will make it through.
Keep holding on a little longer;
Our love will keep on growing stronger.

– Amy Finley

2. Time And Distance

Destiny’s hands shows the right chosen way
When to let go, when to cut loose in its rhyme
He has the final say to our paths in time
To what so ever draws in our soft palms
My love will perpetually be true to your heart
Time is passing by, something we can’t undermine
Time travels without a pause to croon its chant
Even distances cuddle us, meddling in our affairs
my love will forever remain to see your smiling face
I’ll be your shining star, your guiding light
Watching you from the distance, day and night

For my love is here, no matter what you do
I shall be here by your side, loving you
We will always be each in others hearts
Even if the oceans divide us apart
Even distance has been a thorn in our lives
Whiles love is the rose that bonded our hearts
our lips pine for each others touch
promise, the oceans will not blow away our love

Our hands long to be hand in hand
Our hearts yearn to live entwine
For the rest of our lives
Oh I pray one day fate delivers you into my arms

—Catrina Heart

3. Absence

Your words dropped into my heart like pebbles into a pool,
Rippling around my breast and leaving it melting cool.

Your kisses fell sharp on my flesh like dawn-dews from the limb,
Of a fruit-filled lemon tree when the day is young and dim.

But a silence vasty-deep, oh deeper than all these ties
Now, through the menacing miles, brooding between us lies.

And more than the songs I sing, I await your written word,
To stir my fluent blood as never your presence stirred.

– Claude McKay

4. Heart Song

Hearts could fly, long-distance relationship poem

Image: IStock

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

– Anonymous

5. Sun And Moon

You were like the sun who brought light
Into my cold, dark, and lifeless night.
You made me realize that no matter what I do,
My life will always revolve around you.
Just when I thought that darkness was all around,
You showed me your light and picked me up off the ground.
In your arms, love and care is what I found.
With you, peace and ease surrounds.
We are like the sun and the moon.
Far in every way, but I wish to see you soon.
We are miles and miles apart,
But never forget we are always connected in our heart.

– Del Kayler

6. Someone

No distance can keep us apart.
You are someone I can’t forget.
You will always be in my heart.
I know I’ll be with you yet.
I will tell you from my heart
We will never drift apart.
You keep me from being blue,
And I love you for being you…

– Owain L. Derbyshire

7. Inhale

I woke,
And I buried my nose in your shirt:
It still smells like you
In your absence.
It is such a comfort,
To me, your lover,
On the small island.
We are far in miles,
But I have your shirt
To inhale.

—Anonymous

8. Love Apart

Love Apart

Image: Shutterstock

Even though we are miles apart,
You are never far from my heart.
I loved you then,
I love you now.
It’s always when
And never how.
Take me back to yesterday,
All the wonderful things you had to say.
I loved you then,
I love you now.
It’s always when
And never how.
I see your eyes,
I feel you near,
Although you’re not
Really here.
I love you for being you…

— Rhonda L. Luther

9. Everything Is So Confusing

Everything is so confusing
not being able to be with you.
It’s making me crazy,
and I don’t know what to do.
You mean everything to me.
I hope we never break apart,
because I’m in love with you
and you have a special place in my heart.
Not a day goes by
that I don’t think about you.
I want to be with you forever.
It’s crazy, but I do.
You took away my pain.
You’re always in my dreams.
I’ll love you forever.
At least that’s how it seems.

— Kirstie

10. Love Grows, No Matter the Distance

Our love grows like vines between us.
They gently bind us together.
But when one of us has to travel far,
Those vines do not wither and break.
They grow longer and stronger,
More lovely and vibrant,
Until they burst into bloom when we reunite.

—Kelly Roper, lovetoknow.com

11. Dreams Of Distant Lovers

I live for the moment my dreams begin
Because that’s when I dream of you.

The day means nothing without you beside me
But when night falls, I’ll dream your love anew.

Until I can finally have you in my arms
My dreams will have to see me through.

I’ll be with you for hours in my dreams
Until the fall of the morning dew.

When we’re finally together again
That’s the moment my dreams come true.

— Amy Finley

12. Miles Away

Long-distance relationship poem

Image: IStock

Long distance
1500 miles
44 days to walk
Who cares? If you love me
As I love you
We’re not apart
Despite the miles
We are together
Together at heart
Distance matters to minds
But hearts don’t care
We fell in love
Long distance
We’ll stay in love
Long distance
Our hearts are together
Though we’re far apart
Though we fell in love
Long distance

—Anonymous

13. 4000 Miles

The lines stitched into highways;
the never-ending seams,
on roads that are less travelled,
dividing you and me.

I wish I could unravel,
the fabric in-between,
and tear away the distance,
to bring you close to me.
— Lang Leav, pickmeuppoetry.org

14. My Dearest Love

I see you in my thoughts and dreams.
When I awake, how real it seems.
You aren’t here to comfort me,
But soon I hope you will be.

No one truly knows or understands;
You have my heart in your hands.
My love is what you truly own.
Come soon and make our house a home.

Inside those walls you are doing your time,
Not being here with me is your only true crime.
Others in your life will come and go,
But my love is true , and I’m sure you know.

I may not be rick or the prettiest one,
But I love you so much; you are my sun.
You light up my life every time you call.
When the time is up, I begin to fall.

You are my stars, you are my moon,
Being with you will come very soon.
So when you sleep, take this to heart,
No one or nothing will keep us apart.

— Sherri Brown

15. Piece Of You

When you said had to go,
I knew I’d never make it through
Unless I had a piece of you
To help me make it through the day
And help me keep the tears at bay.
So, I keep a bit of you
Inside my heart through all I do
So, when I end up feeling blue,
It’s there to brighten up my mood.
A bit of your laughter, your smile, too,
It’s there inside my heart so true.
I keep it close and hold it tight
Because you’re my sweetest
love and light….

—Amy Finley

Long-Distance Love Poems For Her

16. That Special Moment!

My love, how much I want to be there with you,
To feel your touch and see your smile.
To hear you say, I love you so,
For all the ways you’ll show me how.

O my love, I long to be with you,
O my love, words will never express,
The feelings I have for you inside,
I’ll give my all, just to be with you,

being in your arms, safe and sound,
to see your tender smile again.
Holding me softly, with your tender touch,
being ever so close and never apart.

O my Love I need You so,
my soul is on fire.
My passion and emotion is here for you,
with much desire, I just can’t explain.
My heart is ready to surrender all.

Come to me, I’m ready for love,
I want it to be, that special time!

—David Yearwood

17. Sealing The Distance

Yo! Girl, this one’s fo you..
And no matter how hard it may seem,
I promise we’re gonna make it through.

I tried to call you up, ’cause i got a fear inside me and that’s filling me up.
What if i’m losing you love.. Will i ever love to see those 7 seven colors above?
You’re the only one thing that makes me all feel good..
Then why don’t you let me feel the way i should?
May be you should come a lil’ bit closer now,
And make me understand if i’ve ever been too rude.
I’ve been standing here for so long..
My heart aches to see myself alone.
Hazes filled the way to the brighter days,
Nor i can turn back to where i belong.
It’s hard to keep my feets on the ground,
But i can’t wait girl to see you back in the town.
Despite of all the miseries, i believe one day we will this series.
But till that time if i fail to stand still,
Girl won’t you help me to get back on my knees..?
Distance is all you have to cover now..
If you care for tears i’m crying out..
And i’ll give myself, i’ll give my all,
To feel you breathing right inside my heart.

—Menime Soul

18. Secret Garden

You have planted a seed in the secret garden of my soul,
that I will water every day and give it love to grow.

I will nurture it and take care to give it all that it needs,
and grow a symbol of our love from this sacred seed.

As I watch it blossom I think of you here with me,
and dream of the blessed day when together we shall be.

If you are ever lonely or sad and blue,
step into our secret garden where I wait for you.

Come share in the splendor that our love has grown,
and in my arms by this rose let our secret be known.

— Chidiebere Franklin

19. Long Distance Love

Humble beginnings are the ones that were hard
Momma crying, begging me not to go so far
I held my tears as I held her tight
I said momma forgive me, but I need a start
I’ve got dreams to realize
A desire to leave this place
A child I was chased
An adult misplaced
But momma don’t worry
I remember what you’ve taught me
Patience is a virtue and that it is key
That strength is weakness, unless I get on my knee
To help others, that’s one way to plant a tree
You taught me fairness and honesty
You’ve done a lot, as you were both of my parents
I learned to let go of my anger
As I learned from your patience
Your generous heart gave so much love
You still thought it was not enough
I pray to the one above
That soon I see you laugh
I miss your smile and I miss you smell
Until then, I wish you well
Truly Yours, my sweet angel!

—Bilal Khoukhi

20. Our One Star

Our One Star

Image: Shutterstock

Look at the stars tonight
As we see the same light
And in that moment
It will be all right

If you miss a falling star
I’ll catch it for you
Keep it in my heart
And we can share it too

Keep holding on
As life goes along
Pain is short-lived
As you are so strong

I will hold your hand
And look in your eyes
But it is only then
That our star will shine

—Colby Barker

21. Long Distance Love

Long-distance love

Image: IStock

Long distance love, how are you?
Are you thinking of me too?
I thought about you again today,
Just hoping that you are okay,
Can’t you please pick up the phone?
As I sit here all alone.
Long distance love, do you recall?
The times it seemed we had it all,
The times we thought would never end,
But now I need more than a friend,
Everything could be so right,
If you would just come home tonight.
Long distance love, can’t you see?
How much you really mean to me,
Sometimes it seems to be my fate,
To have to sit at home and wait,
But if this is what I have to do,
I will always be here for you.

—Alan W. Jankowski

22. That Special Moment!

My love, how much I want to be there with you,
To feel your touch and see your smile.
To hear you say, I love you so,
For all the ways you’ll show me how.

O my love, I long to be with you,
O my love, words will never express,
The feelings I have for you inside,
I’ll give my all, just to be with you,

being in your arms, safe and sound,
to see your tender smile again.
Holding me softly, with your tender touch,
being ever so close and never apart.

O my Love I need You so,
my soul is on fire.
My passion and emotion is here for you,
with much desire, I just can’t explain.
My heart is ready to surrender all.

Come to me, I’m ready for love,
I want it to be, that special time!

— David Yearwood

23. When I See You Again

When I see you again, it will be like seeing the most beautiful sunrise and the brightest star on the clearest night.
When I see you again, my heart will be filled with love as It was the day you left, never missing a beat growing stronger every passing day.
When I see you again, time will have seemed to stop, thinking only of the future and what it holds.
When I see you again, it can’t come soon enough for it seems like forever.
When I see you again, I will spend the rest of my life making you happier than you’ve ever been, so I never have to not see you again!
—Sterling Seitz

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24. I’m Always With You

I light up when you’re here
and when you’re gone
my heart disappears
so I lose myself in our songs

I listen to the words that are us
and I float to your arms
and it’s there that I trust
I will never know any harm

we have ups and downs
but we have something rare
we fight off each other’s frowns
and no one has what we share

at times I cry so much
needing you next to me
needing your touch
it hurts so much it kills me

you shine brighter than any star
and your heart is what I love most
and I hate that you’re too far
because I need you in my arms so

to take your heart and heal it
to hold you and kiss you
my love, I want you to feel it
until then, I’m always with you

—Blair

25. Slipping

Together
I am gleaming opal
Bright
Full
Shining, Shining
Apart
I am faded porcelain
Dull
Fragile
Breaking, Breaking
Dark night meets darker sea
I am slipping
Can you feel me?
slipping out of the sky
Entwine your fingers with mine
Give me something to hold
Something to hope
Across the miles pull me to you
Safely into your embrace
Catch me
Catch me before I slip
Forever out of reach

—Steve Wilson

26. I Can’t Stop Thinking Of You!

I look at the clock thinking of you

Image: IStock

I look at the clock,
It says 1:41,
I know thinking of you I’ll never be done.
You run through my mind,
and occupy all my time,
Wondering why you are gone and why you are not mine,
I think of you constantly,
For some reason I can’t stop,
Knowing that for always,
You’ll forever have my heart,
My days go by so slow, because you run through my head.
I said I love you forever,
Isn’t that enough to say,
You also haunt my dreams if you know what I mean,
I wake up often with sweets and creams.
Why do I sleep by myself,
I’m alone in my bed,
I know I’ll be thinking of you,
Till the day I’m dead,
Now still all this thought,
Just run through my brain,
Can’t stop thinking of “blank”
I think I’m going to be insane.

—Jannier

“I Miss You” Poems For Him

27. Together Forevermore

When I miss you,
I seek solace in my heart and soul
For in its depths, your essence I know.

When you miss me,
Just close your eyes and feel me near,
For in your heart, I’ll always be here.

Together, we’re bound by a love so bright,
Our souls entwined, forever in sight.

—Vinny Vintila

28. A Long Distance Love!

Enough to satisfy my craving heart’s plea,
Tomorrow will be the day I love you more,
Than today or yesterday or ever before,
Words and phrases will never do,
What my heart feels so deeply for you,
Deeper and deeper my feelings go,
My head is spinning too and fro,
I want you here, forever and more,
For our hearts to join and together explore,
Our hearts beat and beat as one,
Feel what I’m feeling, it’s only begun,
Yet, slowly my desire turns to rage,
My heart feels as though it’s within a cage,
You are so close yet so far,
At times like this I wish upon a star,
I wish you were here and not over there,
Yet life is hard as well as unfair,
All I can do is wish and wait,
Until we meet again as that is our fate,
I love you more than my words can say,
And forever my love will grow each passing day,
Until the day I gently hold your face,
Kiss your lips within a candle lit place,
Hold you close and feel you near,
Kiss your cheek and whisper among your ear,
Feel your soft skin beneath my hand,
Feel your energy inside expand,
I’ll wish for that moment as I always do,
And I’ve wished upon a star, so my wish will come true.

—Jessica Andress

29. Patiently Waiting

My heart is set on that glorious day
When your work is done and you’re home to stay.
I’ll be waiting right here, with open arms.
To hold you close and keep you warm.
I’ll squeeze you gentle but hold you tight.
And kiss you all over when the time is right.
I’ll express my love, so you know it’s true.
There’s nothing on earth I would not do for you
Because you’re the one, you’re one-of a kind.
I’m proud to be able to call you mine.
What a expression on your face,
When I pulled the ring out of the case.
And I took your hand, then dropped to my knees.
And said honey please, will you marry me?
Like wind in wildfire, my love is spreading fast,
Growing stronger and stronger, as each day continue to pass.
I’ve waited very patiently, but now you’re home.
Let’s make up the time that you were gone.

—James Richmond Jr.

30. Come Back And Give Me A Kiss

My Facebook status right now is
I am sad and lonely
My latest WhatsApp status says
Come back to me quickly
My latest tweets shout out
I miss you very much
My Google Plus update is
I want your loving touch
You are aware of my feelings
And I know you are reading all this
So why don’t you do the right thing
Baby, come back and give me a kiss

—Anonymous

31. I Know It

I Know It

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It was love at first sight,
When I saw you I knew.
Together we would be,
Just me and you.

You’re the only one,
I love you so much.
I’m all alone now,
And I long for your touch.

It seems so long,
Since you have left.
You said you would be back,
I just hope for the best.

It has been three days,
I miss you so…
I wish that I,
Was allowed to go.

You said you would call,
When you arrived.
But when you didn’t,
It made me cry.

I countdown the days,
Until your back in my world.
I still can’t believe,
That you chose me to be your girl.

My love is true,
I know yours is too.
And I can’t wait,
To be back with you.

– Misti Green

32. Be With You

Each day I spent without you makes me miss you so very much
Each night I dream about you
I long to feel your touch
If I could just see your face or kiss your gentle lips
If I could only hear your voice
All these little things I miss
So I just want you to know
There’s nothing I wouldn’t do
If I could just once again Be With You

—Marcella Myer

33. Words, Wide Night

Somewhere on the other side of this wide night
and the distance between us, I am thinking of you.
The room is turning slowly away from the moon.

This is pleasurable. Or shall I cross that out and say
it is sad? In one of the tenses I singing
an impossible song of desire that you cannot hear.

La lala la. See? I close my eyes and imagine the dark hills I would have to cross
to reach you. For I am in love with you

and this is what it is like or what it is like in words.

— Carol Ann Duffy

34. Missing You

There are a thousand things
that I love about you.
When I’m with you
I want to take in every moment
And when we’re apart
Every moment
feels like forever.

So when missing you
almost becomes too much
And the distance seems
almost too hard to bear
When my longing for you
Threatens to drive me mad
You help me make it through.

I take comfort in thinking of your smile
like a ray of sunlight bursting through the dark clouds.
I take comfort in thinking of your laughter
Which is more beautiful than a thousand songs.
I take comfort in thinking of your arms round me
A blanket of the sweetest solace in the world.

I take comfort in thinking of your love
That brings light to my soul
and joy to my heart.

My only wish
Aside from being in your arms
Is that you take comfort, too,
In thinking of my love for you.

– Unknown

35. When I’m Missing You

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

36. Miles Between Us

Don’t let the miles between us
Keep our love apart
Just listen close and you will hear
The beating of my heart
No distance, will ever keep
My heart from loving you
There are no more tears for it to weep
For a love that runs so trueI’ll be there with you one day soon
To love you everyday
And then my heart will sing a tune
And you will hear it sayI’ve finally found my one true love
As true as one can be
And now you are all I’m thinking of
Forever stay with me

– Unknown

37. Come Back To Me

In the mornings when I wake up
I turn to the empty pillow next to me
And sometimes I forget you’re not there
The realization is almost too much to bear
My arms long for yours
My lips the same
I can’t wait until you’re back
So that I can lay my head on your chest
And my mornings will be complete
Next to you I can rest
I am missing you like mad
Come back to me soon.

—Anonymous

38. A Lover’s Patience

A Lover’s Patience

Image: Shutterstock

Lost is the girl
With the lonely smile
She waits for her love
A long and weary mile
He stole her heart
Before she’d even seen
He’d be her prince
And she’d be his queen
Though far away
She knows in her heart
A connection between them
Cannot be torn apart
Born to love him
All of her life
She awaits his return
With no grief or strife
Love brought them near
And will see them to the end
Together they’ll be,
Their distance time will amend.

—Joy Hensley

39. Don’t Be Gone Too Long

I never thought I would feel such pain
I need you here, to see you again
I never thought I would miss your touch
I realized I need it so much
I never thought I would feel so lost
And need your love at any cost
I never thought I would wake up alone
I need you back, don’t be gone too long
Come Back Soon

—Anonymous

40. I Know It

It was love at first sight.
When I saw you, I knew
Together we would be,
Just me and you.

You’re the only one
I love you so much.
I’m all alone now,
And I long for your touch.

It seems so long
Since you have left.
You said you would be back.
I just hope for the best.

It has been three days…
I miss you so.
I wish that I
Was allowed to go.

You said you would call
When you arrived.
But when you didn’t,
It made me cry.

I count down the days
Until you’re back in my world.
I still can’t believe
That you chose me to be your girl.

My love is true,
I know yours is too.
I can’t wait
To be back with you.

—Misti L. Green

41. Waiting For You To Return

Waiting For You To Return

Image: IStock

The sugar doesn’t seem a sweet
when you’re not here to kiss me.
The stars above don’t shine as bright
when you’re not lying with me.
My hands are cold without your touch
and my body seems to shiver.
I wait for you to return to me
so we can get warm together.

—Anonymous

42. Three Little Words

If I say the words I miss you….
Does it just become a meaningless phrase?
or does it have sentimental values that last for more then just a few days.
Do your knees go weak when the words have been said,
the goose bumps, the chills, none you regret
Who could imagine that 3 little words
Could have such an effect and make you feel like love birds
Well I will admit and I will agree
That the words “I miss you” means a whole lot to me
And right now I want everybody to know
I miss my sweetie, and I’m never letting go…

— Chevonne

43. Not Just My Boyfriend

While absence may make
The heart grow fonder
I’d do anything and everything to
Bring you back from yonder
You’re more than just my boyfriend
You’re my other half
And my world is gray
Without the color of your laugh

—Anonymous

44. My Racing Heart

When they play those special love songs
My heart races to you.
When the lyrics reach hidden places
And evokes those unforgettable memories,
My heart runs to you.

When those love songs hold my
Emotions captive, and leave me yearning;
My heart pleads with you,
My heart calls to you,
My heart breaks for you.

And on those nights when loneliness
Gives me a fight,
My heart reaches out to you.

And when I see young lovers at
Joyful play,
I remember those special days
And
My heart sings for you.

And on days like this
When it gets too much;
My heart speaks words of you,
My heart writes to you.

And the more I think of you
The more I see how much
My heart
Belongs to you.

— Anonymous

“I Miss You” Poems For Her

45. Daybreak

Morning dew tenderly kisses
The fresh vegetation outside
My opened window,
Good morning.

A new day is dawning.
I awake with a blazing yearning,
My body keeps
Calling,
Calling,
Calling for you.

In the cool of the morning
My body is burning up
Because I am filled With thoughts of you.

—Anonymous

46. You Are Missing From Me

Missing long-distance partner

Image: IStock

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

47. Missing You

I can’t help but think of you
every day since you’ve been gone,
I know you’ll be back in a few months
But I am caged in with this
Feeling of loneliness.

Your goodbye kisses
And the memories we’ve made
On the rationed time, we had
Makes it harder on me. Baby, I’m
Missing you and it’s driving me
Crazy!

I know we still get to call and face time
But that doesn’t soothe the aches
Of loneliness welling up inside.
I’m missing you, baby!

It’s getting harder not to think of you
As the minutes crawl by.
Baby, I’m missing you!

I wish we could have been together,
Longer, and
I wish things could be different,
But until the next flight in
Baby, I will be missing you.

— Anonymous

48. I Cannot Tell

How much I miss you
I simply cannot tell
It’s like, on me
You’ve cast a magic spell
Words are not enough
To convey my feelings
When you’re not around
Everything is irritating
I don’t know how much longer
I can keep going this way
Your hugs are all that my heart
Needs to go YAY
xoxo

—Anonymous

49. Distance

Centimeters were needles
And meters were knives
Are you coming home?
Can you ever be mine?

—Anonymous

50. 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

—Elijah

51. Waiting Heart

Waiting Heart

Image: Shutterstock

I wish you were home
In my arms, or hand in hand
Please come visit soon

— Elle Moore

52. Up All Night

What has me up all night, what has me so restless at night.
What has me so distressed at night.
So messed up I’m not sure what to do kinda night.
Thoughts of a future,
thoughts of a family,
thoughts of running just to hold you all night.
Yeah my mind, my mind runs away to you.
I lose control and can’t seem to find my way back to sane.
So this has me up all night.
Up all night.
The very thought of you takes my mind away.
Away to a better place, away to a better way.
Away.
Away.
I can see how this ends.
Every time I see you I realize how much I need you.
How much I need just a sign from you.
Is the thought of this alright for me to feel or wrong to even think of you.

—Jeff Galvez

53. When I am Missing You

When I miss 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 are together again

– Heather Grace Stewart

54. Miserable Lie Without You

As miserable as life seems
When you’re not with me
I can’t help but smile
Thinking about how it’ll be
When we meet again
With long and silent hugs
All my worries will melt away
When you give me those tugs
Oh, what would I give
For that moment to come sooner
You have no idea, how I
Desperately crave to be together
I miss you

—Anonymous

55. Our Love Is Never Ending

I know we can’t stay here forever,
Even if I truly wanted it so.
So I’m asking for a favor, just something to savor,
Will you stay here with me so I know?
I want to know if our love will live forever,
Even if we can’t be together.
If you promise with me, to always remember our glee,
I know our love will never wither.

– Julie Hebert

56. Nothing Without You

I don’t know how you’re coping up
With being hundreds of miles away
But I feel like a star in the sky
Fading away, day after day
It’s been too long since
The last time we were together
Without you, life means nothing to me
It feels like everything is over
I miss you

—Anonymous

57. Miss You Baby

Hey girl
I miss you so much
Hey sweetheart
I miss your sizzling touch
Hey baby
I miss looking at your face
Hey angel
I miss your embrace
Hey beautiful
I miss everything about you
When you get back
Lots of kisses will be due

—Anonymous

58. Incomplete Without You

Incomplete Without You

Image: Shutterstock

Have you ever tasted
Tea without sugar
Have you ever tried
Bread without butter
Have you ever eaten
Chips without fish
You should try out this stuff
Is what I really wish
So that you come to know
What my life has become
Without you, I am
Incomplete and lonesome
I miss you

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Romantic Poems For Long-Distance Relationships

59. Miles Apart

Even though we are miles apart
I think of you and keep you in my heart.
The times we have had
Always make me feel glad.

I will be happy when you are back in my arms
I miss your smile and your charms
A day away from you
Always makes me feel blue

And now you are away for awhile
I find it hard just to smile.
But may my poems remind you
Of my love which is so true.

—Catherine Pulsifer

60. You

There’s something in your voice that makes it all alright,
Something in your smile that gets me through the night.
A comfort in your grin that helps my day pass by.
A twinkle in your eyes that lights my darkened sky.
Your posture says “don’t worry” and your laugh, it says “I care”.
That kiss you blow when we say goodbye that says “I’m always there”.
It’s all these things about you I couldn‘t live without.
It’s you that makes me happy, it’s you without a doubt.

—Jessica Phelps

61. A Long Distance Love!

A thousand kisses will never be,
Enough to satisfy my craving heart’s plea,
Tomorrow will be the day I love you more,
Than today or yesterday or ever before,
Words and phrases will never do,
What my heart feels so deeply for you,
Deeper and deeper my feelings go,
My head is spinning too and fro,
I want you here, forever and more,
For our hearts to join and together explore,
Our hearts beat and beat as one,
Feel what I’m feeling, it’s only begun,
Yet, slowly my desire turns to rage,
My heart feels as though it’s within a cage,
You are so close yet so far,
At times like this I wish upon a star,
I wish you were here and not over there,
Yet life is hard as well as unfair,
All I can do is wish and wait,
Until we meet again as that is our fate,
I love you more than my words can say,
And forever my love will grow each passing day,
Until the day I gently hold your face,
Kiss your lips within a candle lit place,
Hold you close and feel you near,
Kiss your cheek and whisper among your ear,
Feel your soft skin beneath my hand,
Feel your energy inside expand,
I’ll wish for that moment as I always do,
And I’ve wished upon a star, so my wish will come true.

—Jessica Andress

62. Love From a Distance

My spirit emerges
From the superficial bondage
Of the mind
And soared beyond the limitations of:
Time,
Space,
Distance,
And location.
It merged with the universal mind
And we begin to speak.

We speak of love,
The love we have,
Unconditional love from a distance.

I heard a song of love that said,
I am in you and you in Me.
It tells me that there
Are times we meet
Telepathically.

And we do the things
We once did and more
It tells me that,
There are times
You walk the streets
And think of me.

It tells you that I do the same too.
It tells me that there are times
When certain sounds and fragrances
Just spark thoughts of us.
It tells you,
The same is true for me too.

It tells me that
Though our physical meetings are
Too often brief;
The moments are sacred
And self-healing.
It tells you our love still grows-
From a distance.

I watched the silver moonrise tonight
And I see you in it.
It radiates your kisses and warm embrace.
The light caresses my body
And melts the darkness away.

The feelings it brings tells me
That love from a distance is no lesser love.
I spread my window wide and
Invited the moon inside.
The light is warm and cozy,
It lay next to me in the vacant space
Of my bed.

It soothes me to a peaceful sleep.
Slowly, I drifted into blissful rest with
Thoughts of you are on my mind.

— Anonymous

63. I Miss You A Lot

I can’t describe the feeling
I can’t describe the feeling,
I really can’t do,
I don’t know how I will stay without you,
I miss you each moment of the day,
I miss you all the time,
It’s getting really difficult all the while,
Baby I wanna see you soon,
I miss you a lot!

—Anonymous

64. Distance Hurts

Distance Hurts

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Distance hurts
It touches you more than you can touch the other person
Distance hurts
Time and space both stretches infinitely, without a reason
Distance hurts
People change like postage stamps on a letter
Distance hurts
When you don’t know if it’s for the better
Distance hurts
You leave with them being as sweet as sugar
Distance hurts
When you come back and they seem so far

—Anonymous, hellopoetry.com

65. I Can’t Stay Without You

I miss the warmth of your love
I miss the warmth of your love,
Your oh so tender touch,
I miss the smirk of your eyes,
The talks which were so sweet,
I really miss being with you,
That is so true,
I wanna see you soon and hold your hand,
And make you understand,
That I really can’t stay without you,
I miss you!

—Anonymous

66. Letters to My Lover XIV

Oh my love
The miles are torturous
My spirit, frayed from reaching for you
How my heart longs to beat beside you once again
Oh my love
The sound of your sadness kills me
Like tiny acid tears dripping in my soul
Burning an eternity, yet making me love you more
Oh my love
If I could reach you by any means,
I would never leave your side
For in your arms is where I am who I am meant to be
Oh my love
You are my Spring in the dead of Winter
The very air that I breathe
Distance is a slow asphyxiation
Oh my love
It won’t be long now
When we can live the life we’ve lived before
Together in all things
Sharing a lifetime in each moment together
Oh my love
Words cannot do justice to the exquisite pain of longing
Of knowing what we get to experience…together
Distance is temporary and we are eternal
Oh my love
I miss you so
I am lifeless in your absence, as you hold my heart
I have never truly been me, until there was you

– PrttyBrd, hellopoetry.com

67. Fire of Our Love

The connection between us
Is perfectly forged
and is so strong
I feel it always
No matter how far apart we are.
The deep spark of our love
Is brighter than ever
And every thought I have about you
Seems to make the distance
Appear smaller
And smaller.
Until –
One day soon
That distance will disappear
Completely
And we’ll be free to let our love’s bright spark
Burn into a wildfire.

—Anonymous

68. A Love Untold

Click
Click
Click
Words spew onto the screen,
The story of how you make me feel.
How my chest aches in anguish
At the distance that divides us.
How I spent seasons sobbing at the sky
How the brightest blue fades
Contrasted with your smile.
How every “I love you” I send is as sincere as the first.
How every “I love you” I receive still makes me melt.
How I can measure minutes in thoughts of you.
And then.
I crush the curious arrow always pointing left,
Never letting me be right.
Never letting me express myself for fear of being cast aside
Funny how that unassuming arrow
Holds me back from so much.
Click
Click
Click

—Taylor Ramey, hellopoetry.com

69. Each And Every Moment

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 than 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

70. To Her

To Her

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Cut loose a hundred rivers,
Roaring across my trail,
Swift as the lightning quivers,
Loud as a mountain gale.
I build me a boat of slivers;
I weave me a sail of fur,
And ducks may founder and die
But I
Cross that river to her!

— Charles Badger Clark, discoverpoetry.com

71. Thinking About You

When I ate today at noon
All I could think about was you
Wishing you were here to do what you do
Wishing I could feed you with my spoon
Hoping someday I’ll see your smile again
I don’t know if I can take all this pain
Knowing that I am here and you are there
Thinking about the times we had and will not have
You are the best there ever was and will be
There is nothing to explain you, but lovely
Even when I was sad you made me happy
I just don’t know what to do
I just hope one day, I get to see you

—Gary R. Hess

72. The Sea of Silence

When between us two there rolled
Wide Atlantic’s sea,
Ships too frail thy love to hold
Brought thy words to me.
Though thy letters few and far
Crost a burning zone,
Yet thy love rose like a star—
I was not alone.
When the white sails westward flew,
“What are seas?” I cried;
“What but ribbons broad and blue,
That the gods have tied.”
Though across Pacific’s sea,
Drifted wrecks were blown,
Still thy letters came to me—
I was not alone.
But today we met—behold,
In the narrow street;
And the Sea of Silence rolled
To our very feet.
Not a smile to cross the space,
Not a tender tone;
I, while looking in thy face,
Knew I was alone.

— Florence May Alt, discoverpoetry.com

Short Long-Distance Love Poems

73. Hope for Our Future

My love for you cannot be weakened
No matter how long or how far we are apart.
My heart waits patiently and holds all my love for you tenderly.
I relive those wonderful moments, each kiss, each embrace
As I await your return in hope for our future together.

— Kelly Roper

74. Far Away Lover

I lay in my bed and think about you.
I love you so much, I don’t know what to do.
I feel your warmth at my side.
The pain in my heart moves to my eyes.
— Janna Rutty

75. I wish for all those beautiful moments

We shared to remain in my heart and my head forever,
A moment of truth and laughter,
A moment of giving and sharing,
A moment of compassion and love, and
A moment of cuddling and romance.
I will always wait for you, my love.

76. Long Distance Line

More wonderful than all my joy of heart!—
To know the sudden nearness of his mood,
That for a little moment we, apart,
Together stood.
That same low voice across my garden-aisles
Might not have reached my ear, for wind or bird.
But it has spoken across a thousand miles!
And I have heard!

— Agnes Lee, poetryfoundation.org

77. Just as the sun brightens up the earth at day,

the moon lightens up the planet at night,
and how essential oxygen is to human existence,
my love is willing to stand any form of challenge that distance may bring.
Love you so much my world.

78. Long Distance

In love’s embrace, across the miles we’ll be,
A long-distance bond, both you and me.
With open hearts and trust so pure,
Our connection strong, forever sure.

—AnDre James, deepundergroundpoetry.com

79. Fear is all that grips me when the thought of you leaving me crosses my mind.

Fear is all that grips me when the thought of you leaving me crosses my mind

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You are not just my friend,
but someone whom I have chosen to spend the rest of life with,
Please do not stay too long because I am missing you badly.

80. Love To Someone Far Away

I wish we were so much closer,
So hard to share my love through the mail.
But I never will stop, sending my love,
To the one whom I will always prevail.
You’re the one who’s really for me,
I can’t believe this is true but it is.
I’m excited to say, that our love on this day
Is full of so much excitement and fizz.

—Julie Hebert

81. The clouds have rolled up

In the horizon of my life
The day you went away
You left me nothing but strife
A thunderstorm is about to hit
I can feel it, I’m so blue
The only way to escape this calamity
Is to cuddle up with you

82. More Certain

If anything, our time apart
Has only made me more certain that
I want to spend my nights by your side,
And my days with your heart.

— Nicholas Sparks

83. Not a day, not a week

Definitely not a fortnight
Even one second is too long
For you to be away from my sight
I just don’t know
What to say or what to do
Baby, come back to me
I am going crazy missing you

84. You and Me

Miss you, want to
Hug you, love you.
Need you, breath you,
Touch you, see you.
To love, to touch,
To see could be.
Something as special,
As you, and me

—Julie Hebert

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. Can long-distance relationship poems be therapeutic for those struggling with the distance between themselves and their partner?

Long-distance poems help express one’s endless love, trust, dedication, and hope to their significant other. These poems inspire the reader not to let their love succumb to distance and to keep faith to overcome any distance, which helps them cope with loneliness and despair.

2. Can poetry serve as a substitute for physical intimacy in a long-distance relationship?

Poetry can act as a balm for a sore heart longing for love but cannot replace physical intimacy in a long-distance relationship.

3. Do long-distance relationship poems tend to be more melancholic or hopeful?

Long-distance relationship poems can be both melancholic as well as hopeful. Some poems can start on a sad note but end with the hope of better days and the motivation to hold onto the relationship and vice-versa.

A long-distance relationship is built on true love and patience. There are various ways to express how you feel when you are apart from your loved one. The digital world is a blessing for those in love but separated by distance. To feel closer to your loved one, you can send memes, poems, notes, and other texts or have a video chat. These long-distance relationship poems may help you beat monotony and keep your love story alive.

Infographic: What Makes A Good Romantic Poem?

Long-distance relationships require a lot of emotional intimacy. Thus, poems help convey genuine care and effort. So if you wish to dedicate one to your partner, learn how you can make it personal and thoughtful for them so that your longings and feelings resonate through your words.

romantic poems for long distance relationships (infographic)

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Key Pointers

  • Long-distance relationship poems reflect the powerful emotional connection between you and your partner through themes like longing, hope, and challenges.
  • Some of the most touching long-distance relationship poems are Steadfast by Amy Finley, Absence by Claude McKay, and Sun and Moon by Del Kayler.
  • You can personalize these poems for your partner by incorporating shared moments and special memories.

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A beautiful poem to express your love for your partner, even when you’re apart. Long distance calling doesn’t have to mean goodbye. Let this poem remind you of the love you share.

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Adam Levon Brown is an author of 15 books of poetry and the winner of 2019 Blue Nib Chapbook Award. He was shortlisted for the Erbacce Prize for Poetry thrice. His poetry works have been translated into Spanish, Albanian, Arabic, and Afrikaans.

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