37 Best Poems About Hurting In Love And The Pain

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Love is the ultimate feeling. But, when your partner fails to meet your expectations, it could cause you much pain and hurt. So, you may find some resort in reading poems about hurting to switch back to your happy mood.

Although heartbreaks are painful, and when you go through one, your world goes upside down, you need to find ways of moving on and getting back to normalcy. Read this post as we share a distinct collection of poems on hurting that help you realize the harsh realities of love and acknowledge your feelings slowly but steadily.

37 Poems About Love And Pain

Love is all about trust, loyalty, and betrayal. Read the poems about hurting and feel the poetic lines on unfaithful love.

1. Hurt By You

Why did you have to go?
Why did you leave me in the dark all alone?
Why did you have to believe other people and not me?
Why didn’t we just talked about it?
Why did you have to walk out of my life,
Like I was nothing but another girl,
Like your other ex?
I was so good to you, and now you think of me like any other girl.
Why did you do this to me?
Why did you hurt me like you did to all your exes?
I though I meant the world to you.
Guess your are a liar and a jerk,
Just like all men.
Well, I am trying to forget you and everything we had, but it hurt like hell.

2. The Dead Reborn

There is nothing to live for in this world.
You tell me of love – I have seen it all.

Just like the water flowing in rivers
Comes and goes – love is that fever.
Love is that feeling which when reigns
Kills you silently, showing no signs,
Nothing to live for in this world.
You talk of love – I have seen it all.

I don’t know – why did I choose love?
There are thousands more ways to die in this world.
Nothing to live for in this world.
This is what my friend had told.

I had seen my friend after many days
Though I couldn’t recognize him – but his was a familiar face
We both were sitting in a beer bar
I drank two kegs so far
…Nothing to live for in this world
You talk of love – I have seen it all.

His heart – broken – which he could not bear
The world he was seeing – he had everything to fear
I was keeping quiet, listening carefully
Every bit of what he was saying

In my heart I was praying
Understanding the situation he was going through
Unfortunate. Very unfortunate, but unfortunately true

For once in life – I had been through the same
In his voice I could feel abyssal pain
Hearing it, as did mine – anyone’s eyes would rain.
He got up from his place and wiped my tears.
What a gentleman he was, I will remember for years.

We think the world is only that much as we have seen
We define life as through which we have been.
Look around the bar – there are so many happy people.
Love is to live for in this world,
And there are things more – let’s find them all.

He smiled. I smiled. We both smiled.
A lot of my time this bar had spoiled.
I had to go now – the door was at bar’s other end
I got up and turned my back towards my friend
Before I would start, something caught my mind
I turned to look again at my good friend.

Across the table, he was still smiling, looking towards my side
I recognized my friend in the bar at last
Who was that friend – in case you may ask…?

He was no one but me myself – a piece of my life from my past
I was reborn that very moment, and so I could smile
Love is to live for in this world
And there is much more – let’s find them all.

— Sagar Yadav

3. Is it enough?

When we converse, it’s just surface stuff;
We say some words, but is it enough?
We get along; we rarely fight,
But where is the spark, the joy, the delight?

We’re settled into the same routine;
Sometimes I’d like to flee this scene.
Everything’s easy; we don’t have it rough,
But sometimes I wonder: is it enough?

— Joanna Fuchs

4. To The One I Love

And if eternity is the time
I must wait
Then I will wait all eternity
For as the earth crumbles away
My feelings are indestructible
And if you keep going on your way
I’m afraid to say
I may always be trapped in this game
For as long as the sun rises and the stars shine
My feelings for you will stay the same.

5. Nothing Left To Loose

I don’t know what to do
To get me back to you.
I’ve got nothing left to lose;
I’m sadness, tears and blues.
All bridges have been crossed;
I guess our love is lost.

6. If I’d Never Met You

Poems about hurting and breaking up

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If I’d never met you,
I wouldn’t feel the pain
Of losing your sweet love;
I wouldn’t feel insane.

But if I’d never met you,
I wouldn’t know the pleasure
Of ecstasy’s warm gifts
And memories to treasure.

Now moving on with life,
I force a wistful grin,
Questioning what went wrong,
Wondering what might have been.

— Joanna Fuchs

7. Farewell My Love

Is it really true our love is over now?
Can it be time for us to say goodbye?
Too soon, it’s much too soon, my love, for me;
You smile with ease, but I can only sigh.

We’ve shared our lives and given so much love;
I can’t believe we’re really going to part;
You’re moving toward a new life without me;
I’m left with scars upon my broken heart.

Go on now, if you must; I’ll get along;
How much it hurts, I don’t want you to know.
I’ll set you free without inducing guilt,
But as you leave, the silent tears will flow.

I can’t be mad; I love you way too much;
I’ll hide my sadness now, so you can’t tell.
Sweet happiness is what I wish for you;
Farewell my love, I hope that you fare well.

— Joanna Fuchs

8. Is This What Love Is?

Is this all we have together?
Is this what love really is,
Yelling through a quarrel
And making up with a kiss?

Why can’t we get along?
Why do we have to fight?
We starve true love by day
And feed lust all through the night.

I wish we’d settle down;
I wonder where peace went.
Why do we pick at each other;
Why can’t we be content?

If this is what love is,
If tenderness has flown,
I’m thinking more and more,
It’s better to be alone.

— Joanna Fuchs

9. If Raindrops Were Tears

If raindrops were tears
And it rained every day,
The rain couldn’t wash
My heartache away.

You’re still my ideal;
My love never dies,
But it cuts to the bone—
What I see in your eyes.

You want me to stop;
You want to be friends,
But you’ll be my true love
Until breath and life ends.

— Joanna Fuchs

10. Now That You’re Gone

Now that you’re gone, I realize
How much you meant to me.
My loss is wide as a starless night sky,
And deep as a stormy sea.

I miss the comfort of your sweet love,
Your absolute devotion;
Now I’m a fountain of endless tears,
A pool of sad emotion.

They tell me I should move on with life,
That time will heal my pain;
I smile and nod and agree with them,
While I slowly go insane.

— Joanna Fuchs

11. Time to Say Goodbye

My heart is breaking in me;
It’s still you whom I adore;
My tears are overflowing:
You don’t love me anymore.

I sleepwalk through each day;
I pray to heaven above,
Hoping you’ll change your mind,
But I know I’ve lost your love.

I wish that things were different;
I wish it were the way it was,
But reality has no pity;
It just happens the way it does.

Will I ever feel any better,
With days when I don’t cry?
No matter what, it’s time to say
Goodbye, my love, goodbye.

— Joanna Fuchs

12. You And Your Love

You assured me that you will love me forever,
You told me that your love is true,
Then why did you leave me alone,
I feel like I have been thrown,
From your life,
I still love you so much,
I still long for your touch,
Will keep loving you so!

13. The Pain In Love

Heartbreaks can burn you from inside

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The pain which I got to love you,
Has no resort in life,
The tears that I cried for you,
That feeling of being blue,
You did not have a clue,
That I so loved you,
But you went away without telling me,
Without you there is nothing left to see!

14. Still Remember The Days

Still remember the days spent with you,
Still remember the silent night,
When love was so pure
Everything was so bright
Oh why did you leave me and go,
Why did you hide,
Left me with emotions of blue,
Sadness everywhere,
Miss you with silent tears!

15. Emotional Turn

I gave my all and I gave my heart
Only to get apart
I don’t trust you anymore
I don’t trust your ways in life
Why did you cause this hurt
An emotional turn,
Love is for keeps and it is special
In every way
But, you gave Me tears
And took a different way
Its love lost for me
And that too for life!

16. Broken Heart

Hearts are broken everyday
No matter what you may say
It hurts so bad
It makes you feel so sad
You cry and cry
Over each one of his lies
You thought it was true
If you only knew he was playing you all along
You wonder what you did wrong
It may be nothing you did
It’s just he still acts like a little kid
He has no heart
But he tears you apart
You love him so much
That you can still feel his touch
You wish he was still here
To pull you close to pull you near
But soon you’ll get over the hurt
And soon prepare to flirt
But you know it won’t be right
Not having him here at night
You dream of him as you lay in bed
And think of things you wish you said
You think you can forgive but never forget
But never live your life with regrets.

17. Love Is Not Like Before

To all the girls outside
Don’t give the guy too much
Just give him your sweet touch
Don’t believe everything he says
Guys sometimes want to play
And when you’re down, look into the sky
Be strong to say the word good bye
Love is not like before
Money is all what they’re looking for
A lot of girls are blind
They don’t know which guy is kind
And when they feel the pain
They just don’t want to love again
Many years with the same guys, the two together
And when the guy change, he comes with another
That’s when she gets hurt by her lover
We all know, when a guy change
You’ll just have memories of your past
That didn’t even last
So don’t cry girl, you’ll find a better man
The one you’ll live with him on a beautiful land
A good guy now, it’s hard to find.

18. Love Hurts

I can’t believe you left just like that
Leaving me with wondering if you’re ever coming back
You could have told me what went wrong
I could have sworn that our love was strong
I didn’t know that everything you said was just a lie
You left me here to do nothing but cry
You were the one that holds the key
To the heart that is within side for me
Why has your love died for me?
We used to be as happy as we could be
We were best friends for so many years
When I look back on the memories all I do now is shed tears
I’m lying here listening to our song
Thinking of how and why I liked you for so long
We grew up together, you and me
We’re family, but now you don’t even say hi
I’ll wait for a day for us to always be together
Wait for the day to prove to the world our love was forever
Where ever I go there’s nowhere to hide
From the memories of you I try to keep inside
You were my first love and boy it’s true
I will never ever get over you

19. Last Goodbye

As we say goodbye, I know I lost you forever
And as we hang up the phone, that’s the last time
We talked about if we left, that we’d always be good friends
But as we said good-bye, that seems to be the end
Do I have to move on and leave you behind?
Since we got broken apart, and our love was denied?
I know I won’t find another that will compare to what we had
It all seemed way too good, yet in the end it turned out bad
You have no clue what you’re done to my heart
You made it go crazy then you tore it apart
Why do I still pretend I’m fine when it is obvious I’m not?
Why did I ever think you cared, tell me because I forgot
The pain doesn’t seem to erase, it actually feels a lot worse
Why do I seem to always fall, it’s like I’m under a curse
I prayed to God that you would change your way
Still nothing, not even a call for my birthday
Finally I give up and try to go in another direction
But the other guys didn’t give the same affection
What’s the phrase that people say?
“ If you were meant to be,
You’d find a way back to each other”
I wonder if that will be you and me
Because I’m afraid I can’t love another

20. Love Again

I just want to be over you, so why do my tears still fall?
You have hurt me the most, so why is it your name I call?
I trusted you with all that I had
Now my heart is broken and I’m so sad
You made no promises, now I know why
You chose this way so you could live your lie
You think I was dumb, you think I didn’t know
How you pretended and mislead me so
You know, you acted like a fool
But I loved you, you knew
The words were so true
Young and naive I stood by you
Fighting for you till the very end
Forsaking every single one of my friends
You flirted with others and I just couldn’t see
It was really them you wanted, not me
You can’t see that I’m hurting like you’re blind to notice my pain
The fact is that I will never love again.

21. Confused

Hurt and confusion in love can lead to mixed feelings

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Sometimes I regret but I’ll try to forget
All the pain you put me through so I need to get over you
You pulled on the strings of my heart
I fell in love with you from the start
See I tell myself I hate you, I pretend I’ve moved on
But then I see you, those thoughts are all gone
Do I still love you? The answer I do not know
As much as I want to, I just can’t let you go
Do I live without you and try to find someone new?
There are consequences to both choices, and I don’t know what to do
Either way, I know I’ll end up getting hurt
But I’m tired of you, treating me as bad as dirt
I hate to face the fact that I’ll always love you
No matter how hard I try, there’s nothing I can do
Sometimes you’re bad. Sometimes you’re good
But you see at the end, I did the best I could
I’ve cried so many tears as it would appear
Now that we are a bit apart, I have this pain in my heart
How can you still love someone when you’re never there
When you look me in the eyes and keep saying I care
Now that I’m still in love with you
I’m confused and lost don’t know what to do.

22. Forever We Said

Forever we said we could be together, us two
How did I fall in love with you?
We did everything together
We spent every day with each other
You promised me that you’ll stay
Close to me each and every day
Why did you leave me alone?
Why was it hard for you to call me on my phone?
All you had to do was to be there
And show to me that you care
You promised to be always with me till the end
You talk about being a lover and you failed to be a friend
Do you remember when we were in love we’d talk every day?
And when someone else would say hi to the other, we’d get jealous in everyway
So many times I’ve tried to forgive you with my heart
But it was too hard because I knew once again we’d part.

23. Still Waiting

You loved me just a little
You never loved me long;
But you gave my soul serenity
And gave my heart a song.
You loved me for a moment I found it in your eyes;
But your mouth I could not capture
By temptation or surprise.
Sweet lips that I remember
With a poignant surge of pain
As one remembers fragrance
Of the softly falling rain.
Within this world of wonder
Without warning I feel sad;
The dream I hold still haunts me
For the kiss I never had.

—Elizabeth Wesley

24. I Cry

Sometimes when I’m alone
I cry because I’m on my own
The tears I cry are bitter and warm
They flow with life but take no form
I cry because my heart is torn
And I find it difficult to carry on
Have you ever loved someone so much but they never understood?
When you were trying so hard to be good?
I have tried so hard to make things work between us
But some things are just a must
You mean more than the world to me
And now with someone else you will probably be
Days I’ll pick up the phone and give you a call
Days I’m so sad I don’t want to talk to you at all
Can’t feel you anymore, where has love gone?
I am torn once more, thought you were the one.

25. Gone Away Forever

I was so blind to think you were true
Did stupid things, tried to believe in you
You left me for another
I promised that we’d always be together
I’m trying so hard to get on with my life and move on
But still so hard to believe that you are really gone
I want you back, it’s driving me insane
How could you cause me so much pain?
I’m stuck at home trying to get you off my mind
But your voice, face, and picture is all I seem to find
I don’t know what happened, or where I went wrong
Why do I feel like this? We were together for so long
I can’t let go, I get stuck in the past
I should have known we could never last
I wish there was more hours in a day
So in your presence longer I can stay
You still want me to be your friend
How can you, when everything came to an end

26. If I’d Never Met You

If I’d never met you,
I wouldn’t feel the pain
Of losing your sweet love;
I wouldn’t feel insane.

But if I’d never met you,
I wouldn’t know the pleasure
Of ecstasy’s warm gifts
And memories to treasure.

Now moving on with life,
I force a wistful grin,
Questioning what went wrong,
Wondering what might have been.

— Joana Fuchs

27. The Dark Side of Love

Is there no other way, Oh God,
Except through sorrow, pain and loss,
To stamp Christ’s likeness on my soul,
No other way except the cross?
And then a voice stills all my soul,
As stilled the waves of Galilee.
Can’t thou not bear the furnace,
If midst the flames I walk with thee?
I bore the cross, I know its weight;
I drank the cup I hold for thee.
Can’t thou not follow where I lead?
I’ll give thee strength, lean hard on me!

28. Love Ruined Me

The way you gifted me your heart
It was like a piece of fine art
To give me a fresh start

Your love for me is always a gain
I never felt the nudge of pain
It made me feel cheer in rain

Your love always stood by my side
Your presence was an utter pride
Cushioning my life stay away from the tide

Your love was a blessing in disguise
Granting me a new reason to feel the surprise
Making each moment special as prize

Sooner time and fate changed its route
Everything on my side turned mute
When I was informed about your astute

You entered my life playing dirty mind games
To earn all your lost aims
In order to earn all the name and fame

Gifting me the indelible stains
Throughout my veins
Taking away my reign

Old scars crave to hide
New rules of romance set out to abide
But, without you by my side.
— Mitali

29. As Much As I Love You

I never knew that I could love anyone
As much as I love you
I never knew I had it in me to give myself away like this
I never thought I’d find someone
Who could take my breath away someone who could love me for who l
And look past my mistakes
I never thought I’d find someone who would stand by my side
Through all my ups and downs
Someone who would give me the benefit of the doubt
Even when I was wrong
I never knew that I could love anyone
As much as I love you I never believed I’d find someone
Who could love me,
As much as you do.

30. Shattered Trust

Faith and patience can help overcome the hurt

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Here it comes again
The pain of betrayal
Just the price I have to pay
For being way too loyal
It hits me hard again
The pain of abandonment
Just a follow up
One being naive and ignorant
There it is again
The pain of losing faith
Locking away my feelings
Fighting against the hate
I fall down again
The pain of shattered trust
Is there no friend who’s true?
My spirit is being crushed
Can’t do this again
To many broken promises
Maybe I’ll just give up on friendship
My soul can’t handle anymore bruises…

31. Life In A Love

Escape me?
While I am I, and you are you,
So long as the world contains us both,
Me the loving and you the loth while the one eludes, must the other pursue.
My life is a fault at last, I fear:
It seems too much like a fate, indeed!
Though I do my best I shall scarce succeed.
But what if I fail of my purpose here?
It is but to keep the nerves at strain,
To dry one’s eyes and laugh at a fall,
And, baffled, get up and begin again,
So the chase takes up one’s life ‘that’s all.
While, look but once from your farthest bound
At me so deep in the dust and dark,
No sooner the old hope goes to ground
Than a new one, straight to the self-same mark,
I shape me—

—Robert Browning

32. Love Hurts

Is when you shed a tear and still want him,
It’s when he ignores you and you still love him,
It’s when he loves another girl but
You still smile and,
Say I’m happy for you,
When all you really do is cry.

— Kay Knudsen

33. I Remember

I remember clearly
The day that we met
The words that were spoken
The emotions left unsaid
I remember clearly
The excitement that was felt
The way you made me smile
The way my heart would melt
I remember clearly
The wonder, the anticipation
The way I was alive
With joy and pure elation
I remember clearly
All the ways you made me feel
As if it were yesterday
Cause after all this time
I feel that way still.

34. You Hurt…I Weep

I weep because…
You bathe me with insults
You smear me with whispers y
You tar, feather me with gossip
You trip me with snide remarks

I weep because… I’m naked, the world sees
My dignity stripped,
You’re naked, God sees Your soul revealed
For you unfaithful.

35. Key Lock To My Broken Heart

Poems about hurting and broken hearts

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My heart is locked with so much pain
black tear drops
fall from my face
every tear drop
leaves a puddle
with a memory
that’s hiding from space
stocked away
behind my soul
shattered to piece
with nowhere to go
Locked away
to never get out
to see the good side
of my broken heart.

36. Forever In Time And Life

Love is forever in time,
When you were all mine,
We could not stand the test of love,
Reasons I could not find,
I loved you with all my might,
But then everything went off sight
Why this happened with me,
Why this I had to see
Love and pain is for company,
Not sure would be able to love again,
Not sure will be able to trust!

37. Hearts At Odds

Hearts made of wax, sent through the mail
Should help relax, instead I wail,
They will soon melt in time’s hot hands,
Loneliness is felt midst life’s strands;

Hearts made of glass shatter and fail
When griefs harass, they don’t prevail,
What use are these hearts so feeble,
Poor pleas of perishing people?

Hearts made of stone are cold and fake,
Even love will own – “Hard to break”,
Will they be healed? How can I trust?
Feelings concealed, what if they bust?

Hearts made of flesh and blood, I seek,
They won’t crush my sentiments meek,
Understanding hearts of love – Now,
fear departs, before them I bow.

— Jo Daniel

Heartbreaks can be difficult to handle. But learning to manage pain is essential to living peacefully. Everyone has their own way of coping with the hurt, but these poems about hurting in love can help everyone to get some solace and strength. They can be the beacon of hope that motivates you to keep going and discover love again. After all, you have to accept that some things are not meant to be, and moving on from the past is the only way to find inner happiness and peace.

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Ratika has experience writing in various fields including finance, education, lifestyle, and entertainment. After her masters degree in Commerce, she acquired a PG Diploma in Communication and Journalism from Mumbai University. She is inquisitive about human relationships and likes to study people and how they manage their relationships, during her freetime. At MomJunction, Ratika writes insightful and informative articles on... more