60 Sad Love Poems That Make You Cry

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Your feelings could shatter when the person you love breaks your trust. The relationship no longer remains sweet, and it hurts whenever you recall those memories. One of the underrated ways to overcome the pain of a broken heart is to cry over it to let out the feelings that connected you with your ex. The falling tears could help you get away from those memories of togetherness and make you feel rejuvenated.

To let all your sadness and pain flow through the tears, check this post for sad love poems that make you cry and overcome the feelings of a broken heart.

Sad Love Poems To Cry And End Feelings Of Broken Heart

Let the tears fall, and your heart gets rid of all memories you shared with your partner. Cry and make yourself free from the shackles of a bad relationship. The collection of sad love poems speak about the feelings you are witnessing right now.

1. Tonight I Can Write The Saddest Lines

Tonight I can write the saddest lines.
Write, for example, ‘The night is shattered
and the blue stars shiver in the distance.’

The night wind revolves in the sky and sings.

Tonight I can write the saddest lines.
I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.

Through nights like this one I held her in my arms
I kissed her again and again under the endless sky.

She loved me sometimes, and I loved her too.
How could one not have loved her great still eyes.

Tonight I can write the saddest lines.
To think that I do not have her. To feel that I have lost her.

To hear the immense night, still more immense without her.
And the verse falls to the soul like dew to the pasture.

What does it matter that my love could not keep her.
The night is shattered and she is not with me.

This is all. In the distance someone is singing. In the distance.
My soul is not satisfied that it has lost her.

My sight searches for her as though to go to her.
My heart looks for her, and she is not with me.

The same night whitening the same trees.
We, of that time, are no longer the same.

I no longer love her, that’s certain, but how I loved her.
My voice tried to find the wind to touch her hearing.

Anothers. She will be another’s. Like my kisses before.
Her voice. Her bright body. Her infinite eyes.

I no longer love her, that’s certain, but maybe I love her.
Love is so short, forgetting is so long.

Because through nights like this one I held her in my arms
my soul is not satisfied that it has lost her.

Though this be the last pain that she makes me suffer
and these are the last verses that I write for her.

— Pablo Neruda

2. Nobody Knows

Nobody knows it’s empty,
The smile that I wear.
The real one is left behind in the past
Because I left you there…

Nobody knows I am crying.
They won’t even see my tears.
When they think I am laughing,
I wish you were here…

Nobody knows it’s painful.
They think that I am strong.
They say it won’t kill me,
But I wonder if they are wrong…

Nobody knows I miss you.
They think I am all set free,
But I feel like I am bound with chains,
Trapped in the mystery…

Nobody knows I need you.
They think I can do it on my own,
But they don’t know I am crying
When I am all alone…

—Azumi Zaima

3. What’s Next

I lie awake tonight,
Wishing of things I can change.
I try to convince myself,
But it’s all so strange.

Is it me,
Or is it you?
Do I try,
Or are we through?

So long we’ve shared
Just to walk away.
But so much hurt
To want to stay.

Why do we do this,
Try to hurt the other more,
Only to watch one
Walk right out the door?

I love you so much,
Yet I push you to the point of breaking,
But why do you play with my heart
And never stop taking?

Is this the end
Or a new beginning?
Only one can guide me
When my head is spinning.

Don’t push,
Don’t try,
Don’t stress,
Don’t cry.

That is what plays
Over in my head
As I try to close my eyes
And just go to bed.

—Amanda

4. My Everything

You’re my love, my life,
The air that I breathe.
You’re my soul, my happiness,
The all that I need.

You’re my light, my dark,
The stars in the sky.
You’re my ups, my downs,
The reason I try.

You’re my strength, my weakness,
The love from the start.
You’re my heartache, my pain,
The beat of my heart

You’re my tears, my joy,
The love that you bring.
You’re my world, my galaxy,
You’re my everything.

— Dean Coombes

5. The Siren

He wrote her a song, but it never got finished
They both fell in love, but it was soon diminished
She sits on his bed and cries in his lap
He cries back at her, knowing they can’t go back.

Hours go by and neither one can accept
That by letting go they are doing what’s best
At the end of the day, comes the part which he fears
To let her go without shedding a tear

Never again will he kiss her goodbye
And just that thought makes him start to cry
Now he’ll finish that song, and he’ll write it today
This is the start and here’s what it says

“You are my siren, you drew me in
With a voice like an angel and the softest skin
Your eyes shine like diamonds and your smile melts my heart
I know that nothing could tear us apart”

That’s what he wrote and let me just say
That he’d never do anything to throw that away
But that’s not how it works; this world’s bitter and harsh
And then something happened, which drew them apart

An old boyfriend showed up and that’s when he knew
That her feelings for him were not shiny and new
This person left her and crushed her heart
But she had loved him since the very start.

When our boy came along she saw a way
To end her pain and make it all go away
But by loving this person through thick and through thin
She looked at our boy and wished it was him

Now this is where the second verse starts
It’s about how she seemed to break his heart
He found out her feelings, it went straight to his head
So he carried on writing and here’s what he said

“You make me smile when no one else can
It just makes me happy to be your man
But it hurts me deeply that you long for his heart
I thought we would last, but this breaks us apart”

He sat in his room and just wished he
Could be just like her ex so that they could be
But as long as he was there they could never be true
So he’d sit in his room feeling sad and blue

Now comes the part where she’s crying in his lap
They both just decided to never go back
The pain is immense but it’s saving his heart
Because staying with her would rip him apart

Here’s where he decides to finish the song
The story of how it all went wrong
He starts the last verse with tears dripping off his nose
The papers are all wet but here’s how it goes.

“You were my siren, you drew me in
You taught me to love and you taught me to sin
I never thought you could break my heart
But I guess we were wrong right from the start”

“You were my siren, now I’m dead at sea
You drew me in, but you didn’t want me
I just wish I knew where it all went wrong
But now another lost sailor can hear your song.”

— YoungPoet

6. We Lost Each Other

I could ask you to stay,
But there’s really nothing left to say.

This breakup has been emotional and long,
But I know I’m strong.

I guess we naturally grew apart,
But it still hurts in my heart.

We went days without speaking or sending a text,
And I could only wonder what was next.

There were times we couldn’t look each other in the eye.
How did we get this far, and why did something so special have to die?

As I write this, memories flood me.
They remind of all we used to be.

Even when things were bad, I never thought this relationship would end.
Our broken hearts I thought we could mend.

Now you’ve left without a goodbye.
I’ve got no energy to even cry.

I knew it was over when we started doing things on our own.
You got so distant and I was alone.

I tried getting you to notice that I was still there,
But you made up your mind and didn’t care.

There are many nights when you’re all that’s on my mind.
I hope happiness is what you find.

There are days when I just can’t get out of bed.
But “try” is what you always said.

So every day I try to put on a smile.
Even if it’s not a real one for a while.

We were together for so many years, so do you ever shed tears?
I know Ive got to let you go,

And someday I will,
But mixed emotions are what I feel.

We both made our fair share of mistakes.
It feels like I’m drowning in sadness, anger, and resentment, all in different lakes.

I honestly wish you nothing but the best
As my strength and endurance is put to the test.

— Sierra

7. Do You Know

Do you know a life of loneliness and one filled with pain,
living a life with nothing to gain,
Surrounded by darkness, overwhelmed with shame.
A life without peace with no one to blame.

Do you know of a place unseen,
A place that holds only shattered dreams,
A place filled with sorrow with no end in sight,
I am given this gift each and every night.

Do you know of a place so cold,
This is the place I call my soul,
A place without hope or comforting dreams,
A life not worth living wouldn’t it seem.

Do you know of a life that should have never been,
And the feeling that today this life has to end.
One more day of sadness is much too hard to bear,
I am tired of living a life of heartache and despair.

Do you know a person with so much pain inside,
Or the feeling of loneliness when no one hears your cries,
Maybe when the tears are gone and I can clearly see,
The only question left will be…
DO YOU KNOW ME

— Michelle Boyd

8. He’ll Never Know

I want to run, I want to hide
From all the pain he caused inside.
I want to scream, I want to cry.
Why can’t I tell him goodbye?

I want to move on; I just can’t let go.
I love him more than he will ever know.
I want to start over, I want to feel free!
But this pain will never leave me be.

He hurt me bad; the pain is deep
From all the promises he couldn’t keep.
All the lies I heard him say
Are in my head and just won’t fade.

How can I forget him, leave him behind?
Erase the memories from my mind?
He doesn’t love me, and he never will.
He will never care how I feel.

— Jennifer

9. A Broken Heart

How do I mend a broken heart?
My entire world has fallen apart.
How do I find hope in a brand new day,
when the one I love has gone away?
My mind overflows with memories of you,
of all that we’ve shared, all that we knew.
I long for your touch and your warm embrace,
the look in your eyes, the smile on your face.
My dreams are filled with your soft gentle kiss.
I wake and cry for all that I miss.
How do I mend a broken heart,
when my one true love and I are apart?
My heart knows to love only you, it won’t let go, what do I do?
Our moments together were precious and few,
but I cherished them all more than you knew.
I love you, my angel, and always will.
I loved you then and I love you still.

— Jenna

10. I Tried So Hard

I tried my best.
I gave you my all,
And now there’s nothing left.

You stole my heart
Then tore it in two.
Now I’m falling apart
And don’t know what to do.

Divided by decisions,
Burned by the fire,
Confused by your words,
Tempted by desire.

I’m living in the present.
My mind is on the past.
Not knowing what I’ll lose,
Not knowing what will last.

Blinded by fear,
Drowning in doubt,
Struggling to be free,
Looking for a way out.

—Whitney Barton

11. How It Used To Be

I remember how it used to be
when nothing else matter but you and me.
Music, country roads, and future dreams.

I miss you, I wish you could see.
Although you are here, I miss you and me.

I remember when you said how happy I made you,
and you really meant it…now, it’s just a phrase
you say without thinking.

I miss those days when you’d call just to say, “Hi,”
or, “I love you.” Those days it was so hard
just to say good-bye for a while.

I remember how wonderful it felt the first time
you held me in your arms, and how after all those
years you still made my heart melt.

I miss the old you and the old me,
The old us that could just sit and talk for hours
and never run out of things to say.

I remember when time simply stood still,
when in each other’s arms was the only place
we wanted to be…forever.

I miss us as I remember how it used to be…
when nothing else mattered but you and me.

—Melanie Edwards

12. I Cry

I’m sitting on the porch,
Wind blowing through my hair.
The ducks are frolicking in the pond,
But I just can’t seem to care.

Life goes on around me.
I don’t participate.
I go through all the motions,
But what I really do is wait.

I dream about the day
That you’ll come home to me.
Nothing else is important.
Why can’t people see?

I don’t want to go out.
I don’t want to have fun.
I don’t want to do a thing
Until all is said and done.

They took you in the summer.
Now fall is almost finished.
Winter will be here very soon,
And then the year will have diminished.

You have no idea how much I cry.
I never let you know.
It’s so hard out here without you,
But I’m not allowed to let it show.

I must pretend all is fine.
Everyone thinks all’s okay,
But what I never ever tell them
Is that I cry for you every day.

—Susan Christensen

13. Tears Of A Broken Heart

I have given all my love to you, but what do I get in return?
A broken heart.
I have given you my heart, and you stomp on it like a doormat.
I have given you my youth and you took advantage of my un-experienced heart and played with my emotions.
I gave you all the trust, but you misused it.
I gave you the benefit of the doubt, and you proved everyone right.
I gave you my life and you killed me day by day.
I want to pull my aching heart and tear it piece by piece so I no longer love you.
I want to lose my memory so I no longer think of you.
I want to go so far so I no longer have to see you.
I want to cry, but I no longer have any more tears to fall down
my sad, lonely face.
I want to sleep, but my dreams haunt me with you in them.
I can’t seem to find a way out. What do I do?
I don’t want anyone to see this, not even you.
How do I get out of this?
How do I stop this misery? How do solve this mystery?
I can’t seem to find anyone to make me feel the way you do,
The way you look at me,
The way you say my name,
The sound of your voice when you tell me that you care.
I love you so much I think I’m going to die from this pain that haunts day and night.
How can I forget you? If the only love I know is you.
How can I move on? If life is not the same without you.
I want to break free and move on, but I think I’ll be doing something wrong.
I just have to close my eyes and let things fly and let the days pass me by.

— Bianca Santamaria

14. Pain Of A Broken Heart

Tears of blood fall from my broken heart.
I never thought we would be apart.

When you held me, you said “forever.”
Now that you’re gone, I know you meant “never.”

Saying you love me with that look in your eye,
And that was a cold-hearted lie.

Your tender touch, a soft kiss,
Two things about you I will miss.

As I sit here thinking about you,
My face is wet with tears past due.

I should’ve cried a long time ago,
But I loved you so.

I know they say love is blind,
But I had only you on my mind.

A hurt so deep it cuts like a knife,
But wounds heal and I’ll go on with my life.

—Erika

15. Someday You’ll Miss Me Like I Missed You

Someday you’ll miss me like I missed you.
Someday you’ll cry for me like I cried for you.
Someday you’ll want me back like I wanted you.
Someday you’ll understand why you broke my heart when I didn’t.
Someday you’ll understand that I was the only girl that put up with all your mess.
Someday you’ll know how pain feels, how you hurt me.
Someday your life will turn upside down like mine did when you broke my heart.
Someday you’ll have someone hurt you like you hurt me.
Someday you’ll realize how lonely life can be.
Someday you can sit down and think how much I meant to you
When you meant the world to me.
Someday you’ll know how I really felt.
Someday you’ll try to come back to me like I tried with you,
But someday you’ll love me when I won’t love you.

— Summer

16. Living Again

Running, running
far away.
Escaping dreams
of yesterday.
Faster, faster
there I go.
Forgetting things
You’ll never know.
Dying, dying
deep inside.
Find a place
for me to hide.
Catching, catching
up with me.
No more running
from reality.
Stopping, stopping
let me cry.
Finding a way
to say goodbye.

—Tina Manning Harding

17. Cheating And Lies

Would you care if we quit talking?
Would you care if I went walking?
I need to know how you feel
So I know how to deal.
I like it when you’re by my side.
I hate it when you try to hide
All the cheating and the lies
Bring me one step closer to saying goodbye.
I know the cheating is a fact
because I’ve caught you in the act.
I wish I had more trust in you,
but it’s kinda hard when I busted you.
Seems to me you wouldn’t care
even if I weren’t there.
I always wonder who you’re with,
hoping it’s not another chick.
I’m not saying I don’t believe you.
Too many people have told me to leave you,
but you are everything to me,
which is why I want you me to always be.
Believing you may be a mistake,
but it’s a risk I’m willing to take.
I really love you; always know I do,
and remember there will always be a me and you.

— Meagen Deitz

18. All Good Things Come To An End

All good things come to an end,
Even the gifts that God sends,

Like her, the angel He sent from above
who was the one person I truly loved.

She changed everything and made my life worthwhile.
She was the only one who could make me smile.

She really doesn’t understand how much she means.
I’ll never be as happy as I’ve been.

She was my heart and my soul,
She filled me with joy and made me whole.

She was my world, my greatest treasure.
I loved her so much that it couldn’t be measured.

I remember every kiss and touch.
All our memories I miss so much.

I wish we could go back in time,
When I was hers and she was mine.

I’d always protect her and let nothing harm her.
How ironic it was though that she was my armor.

She always made me feel so secure.
No matter what went wrong, she always had a cure.

With her I felt absolutely no fear,
But now I’m scared of anything that comes near.

She healed me and put me back together,
So I held on to her; she was my tether.

Sadly, she suddenly cut the rope,
And with it went my happiness and hope.

The spell had finally been broken
As I realized I had awoken.

It had all just been a dream,
No matter how real it may have seemed.

Everything I felt had been an illusion,
Explained by the way it left me in shock and confusion.

My best dream became my worst nightmare.
She vanished while she was right there.

She left me to struggle on my own.
She left me stranded, isolated, and all alone.

I had to wake up and realize
That the only real truth are real lies.

But I can truly tell her, “You’re the sweetest dream I ever had,”
And for that, I can only be grateful and glad.

To be happy again, I’ll have to relive the past.
Hold on to every memory for as long as they last,

To look back at how I used to feel,
To remember them as if they were real.

Even though it’s over, l’ll have to pretend,
Because all good things must come to an end.

— Greg Thung

19. Ode To You

Every morning I see your face,
And for that fleeting second I’m in a different place,
A place where we smiled, laughed, and talked,
A place where we could hold hands wherever we walked,
I’m reminded of this each and every day.
Then the sleep clears and it’s all blown away.

Realization sets in and I’m all alone.
I quickly have to check my phone
In case you’ve called or sent me a text.
Then it hits harder as what come next
Is the empty screen with your smiling face
And the emptiness of this forsaken place.

I wither up inside as all my hopes disappear
And the burn in my heart really starts to sear.
I sink back in my bed and think of you
And wonder if there’s anything I can do.
I’m knocked back every time I try to get through,
And now the decision is up to you.

Leave me out here in the cold and the rain,
Leave me to choke on the tears and the pain,
Missing you every minute of every day,
Loving you more and more in my way.
One day, my love, this will all be like a dream.
I just hope we can dream it together in our place so serene.

— Carl Sinclair

20. Gone Forever

I miss the times when you were here,
Telling me to have no fear.
To hold my head up high and strong,
Add happy notes to my sad song.

I miss the way you look at me
As if I were too blind to see.
The path I’m on might hurt and scathe,
But all goes well if you just have faith.

I miss the sound of your sweet voice,
Through bitter times a saving noise
That told me what was right and wrong
But rang in my ears for far too long.

A caring person, you were such
Who helped and hurt me, oh so much.
You’d guide and mislead me through the day
You left me lonely when I’d rather you stay.

Over things like that you had no control.
A rock set in motion will continue to roll.
No matter how hard you tug and heave,
You were always pushed and forced to leave.

Then one day you never returned,
My tears so hot they almost burned.
Aware now about what I lack,
But crying and mourning won’t bring you back.

For me to let out what I need to say.
I can’t do much more than pray.
No longer am I weak; my heart’s quite strong
From adding a happy chorus to a sad, sad song.

— Dane Yule

21. Free From A Bad Relationship

As I sit in my corner and think about your lies,
I have nothing else to do but break down and cry.
You knew it would end,
You knew it would die,
You knew one day we;d have to say goodbye.
You told me you loved me,
You told me you cared,
But the rage inside has slowly flared.
The moments we shared replay in my head,
Along with all the sweet lies you said.
You thought it was a game,
You thought you’d win,
But in the end you felt nothing within.
Deep down inside there was a big empty space
That I now realize you couldn’t replace.
Something about you helped me see
That without love I’m finally free.
Free from pain,
Free from lies,
Free from having tear filled eyes.
Without your love I finally see
All the horrid things you’ve come to be.

— Alone

22. Walking Away

I’m tired of dreaming.
I’m through with trying.
Tired of living, yet scared of dying.
Maybe things are good for you,
but look at all that I’ve been through.
Look at all the pain I’ve won.
I bet you think that it’s been fun.
You never thought I’d turn away.
You never believed you’d see this day.
Look again because here I go,
leaving behind all I know.
Changing it all as I must do.
Not daring to stop and think things through.
Wanting to run as fast as I can,
not stopping until I understand.
Like why did I let things get this way?
Why didn’t I leave yesterday?
How are things going to be
since there is no more you and me?

— Vanessa Brown

23. For Love’s Sake

I’m so tired of this empty feeling.
I’m so tired of being alone.
I lay here staring at the ceiling,
Waiting by the phone.

I jump when the phone rings.
It brings a smile to my face.
When he hangs up my heart stings,
And I sink back into my lonely place.

I wish and I dream
That we’ll be together soon.
I can’t wait until we can look up hand in hand
At the stars and at the moon.

I yearn for his kisses
His touch – His embrace.
I can’t wait for Thursdays
When I get to see his face.

I’m flooded with thoughts of him
In my heart, soul, and mind.
I imagine his touch,
So gentle and kind.

I try not to weep.
I hope he doesn’t hear my cries,
But I can’t stop the tears
Falling from my eyes.

I cry a thousand tears
And think – how much more can I take?
But in my heart I know I’d wait a thousand years
All for love’s sake.

— Susan Christensen

24. The Boxes In The Hall

In every room of our time together there is a box
Of memories we shared.
Now is the time to pack away
With sadness and with care.

The first is a simple smile,
Whenever I thought of you.
Neatly folded into four,
It’s the best that I could do.

Next are all the memories
Of the times when we were two,
Wrapped with love one by one,
Sealed with tears as glue.

And then there are the butterflies
I had when you were near,
Now in a cage of sadness
And locked up with a tear.

Next are the times we kissed,
Each one wrapped with a sigh,
Placed next to a rolled up list
Of all the times I’ve asked myself why.

Now to pack are the pieces of my heart,
Gathered in a pile.
Each one wrapped up tenderly
And placed next to a distant smile.

Finally all the shattered wishes,
Placed in softly so no more can break,
Covering them over trying not to cry
So they would not all ache.

Lastly walking round each room,
Closing each and every curtain,
Shutting each and every door,
Leaving behind each and ever pain.

Gathering up the memories we shared,
Making sure I’ve got them all,
Packing them softly because I cared,
Leaving them in the boxes in the hall.

— Adrian Baillie

25. Stuck In A Dream

Last night I had a dream,
We were walking hand in hand,
On a deserted island beach,
Over endless miles of sand,

The moon was shining bright,
You looked over at me and smiled,
Your eyes so full of passion,
Our thoughts both running wild,

We laid down and held each other,
So close but never enough,
The tides came in and nearly covered us,
As we made pure and beautiful love,

I had never known so much beauty,
As your skin in the pale moon light,
Every moment so intense and new,
On this warm, dark and blissful night.

But as the sun rose the next morning,
You disappeared and left me alone,
I’m still on that deserted island,
Come back and bring me home……

— Mssparklyone

26. Lonely Tears

First I shed a single tear because we are apart,
wanting nothing but to be with you,
to make a brand new start

The 2nd tear I shed is a lonely tear indeed.
My mind goes wild, my body goes numb,
and my heart begins to bleed.

The 3rd tear I cry wanting to feel your touch,
to taste your kiss and lips on mine,
I want so very much.

The 4th tear I cry thinking of you at night,
wanting you to hold me
as I grip my pillow tight.

The 5th tear I cry stains my pillowcase.
My mind drifts off in la la land
as I take us to that place.

The 6th tear I shed my thoughts go very deep,
simply dream of me and you
as I drift off fast to sleep.

— Angela Pilant

27. I Am Still Loving You

I sit on my bed every night.
I look for a star to wish on, but not one is in sight.
So I try to sleep, but all I see is you.
I think to myself, is he feeling this too?
You’ve hurt me so many times, but I can’t be mad.
Instead, I sit around crying and being sad,
But before I go to sleep every night, I always smile
Because even though we didn’t last long, it was worth the while.
You may not feel this feeling between us two,
But in the end you won’t find anyone who loves you as much as I do.
I’ll admit, I don’t understand.
I put my trust in you and all you want is to be my friend?
I ask myself why.
Did you have to keep me hanging on so long and then say goodbye?
I wish you would’ve told me from the start.
Because of you, now all I have left are the memories and a broken heart.

— Coramaew

28. Alone In The Dark

I’ve never felt so alone.
The tears stream down my face.
I only want to feel you
And lie there in my space.

I sit here in the darkness
And long to hear your voice.
There’s nothing I can do now;
Perhaps you’ve made your choice.

My heart will always love you;
You’ll always be the one.
I won’t ever forget you.
What more could I have done?

You used to call me Angel
And comfort me while I’d cry.
That is all I wanted.
Instead, I heard goodbye.

— Gillian Craig

29. The Hardest Thing I’ll Ever Do

The hardest thing I’ll ever do
Is let go of you
And look forward instead of back at my past,
I wonder how long this broken heart will last.
I guess everything you ever said was a lie,
So I’m going to move forward, or at least I’m going to try.
How many times can a heart crack before it shatters?
Or does it even matter?
I’ve sat and cried over you way too much,
Just wishing one more time I could feel your touch.
But you don’t care, and neither should I.
So I’m going to move on, or at least I’m going to try.

—Leal Ashae Sargent

30. I Lost It

You took my fears away
And made them true.
You took my love away
And ripped my heart out, too.
You took my laughter away,
And my happiness, too,
And let all my sadness
And tears get through.
The rest of me that was left
Also left with you.
I lost myself
When I lost you.

— Carrie Berry

31. What I Miss

I miss how we used to be,
So vibrant, so honest, so wild and free.

I miss the way you would understand,
Listen carefully and be there when I needed a hand.

I miss our long, random talks at night,
Our private conversations,
Our silly little fights.

I miss the way you could read my mind,
Know what to say,
When words were hard to find.

I miss the way you could brighten my day,
Make me forget the mistakes,
Make the pain go away.

I miss how you made me laugh,
Hate how you made me cry,

Loved how you said you would always be there,
But once again, I forgot that everything you say is a lie.

— Thalia Jones

32. Goodbye

I’m tired of your apologies,
I’m tired of your lies.
You’ve left me feeling empty,
Ready to say goodbye.
I’ve given you my heart.
I’ve given you my soul.
I’m tired of feeling empty,
Just once more to feel whole.
Show me you love me,
Whole-heartedly and undoubtedly
Give me reason to believe
That we were meant to be.
Give me hope and understanding.
These are just some of what I need.
I’m drowning in a feeling
That what we had maybe gone,
But I’m praying that feeling is wrong.
I’m tired of your apologies.
I’m tired of your lies.
Please give it all you’ve got before I say goodbye.

—Tanya

33. The Game

Let me tell you about a game I play
Where I close my eyes and fade away

I float away to a special place
Beyond the stars and moon and space

In this special place you see
There are only two people – just you and me

In this place, all is right
Nothing but love, and we never fight

In this place, there is no sadness
No cells, no courts, none of that madness

No rules to follow, no laws to break
No bars to hold us or separate

No one to tell us we can’t kiss or touch
I don’t just tell you “I love you” – I show you how much

But eventually the game must end
My eyes must open, and reality sets in

But someday soon – I’m not sure when
I will close my eyes and play my game again.

—Susan Christensen

34. Hollow

Emotions!
Do you feel them?
She was numb and frozen,
Yet it dimly sparkled like a dying gem.

Broken.
Do you know what that feels like?
Piercing explosions,
Burning afflictions,
Hollers of agonizing cries.
She had nothing left inside.

Eyes closed,
Heartbeat stopped,
Barely alive.

She was a hollow shell.
Into an endless oblivion she fell,
Pitch black and nearly brain dead.
There was nothing in her life ahead.

Passion.
Why is it so strong?
She was deprived from it.
Devils had done her heart way too many wrongs.
Killed was the lust,
Lost was the temptation.

Love.
Why is it so painful?
Once crystal clear and beautiful,
Now a turned poison from what was as pure as golden dust.

She wanted nothing to do with it.
Not long ago it had made her bleed.

Hidden thorns
On her skin that burned.

She was a hollow shell.
Into an endless oblivion she fell.
Pitch black and nearly brain dead.
There was nothing in her life ahead.

Eyes opened,
Tears flowed,
Standing in front of a mirror,
Watching as she wholly became hollow.

— Fatima L. Ahmed

35. Lost

I thought it was a dream; I thought it wasn’t real,
But pain really hurts and it’s really how I feel.
Memories keep coming back, and so do all of the tears.
I hear your voice, and as quick as the smile came, it quickly disappears.
I don’t know what is happening, because you always held my hand.

You said you would never let go; that is what I don’t understand.
So many promises you made, and more of them broken.
Lost and confused, feels like I’m choking.
A lot of things I did not say;
Now I can’t find my way.

I feel like a boomerang; you throw me but not only that.
Every time you throw me, I always seem to come back.
Back to you, back to pain.
Nothing has changed, you’re still the same.

I cannot start over because I don’t know where to start.
I guess that is what happens when someone breaks your heart.
If we are supposed to follow our dreams, why can’t I follow you?
Because now I am so lost, I wish you were lost without me too.

— Shelli

36. Lies

You broke my heart in two
And took me like a bet.
With all you put me through,
I have so many regrets.

To lose you was worth it,
although I wasn’t sure.
It seemed to make me happy
but still so insecure.

We always said forever
we would take it to the end,
never give it up,
but this time my heart couldn’t mend.

It cut so deep into me.
I guess it hurt you too,
but when you did it, then you lied.
I had to say, “We’re through.”

I gave you all I had.
I tried to make it last,
but now all we have
are memories from the past.

So look me in the eye,
and tell me what you see.
A girl so broken inside
who’s been through misery.

And now I’m moving on
with the pain that kills inside,
but I’m starting to forget
by reminding myself how you lied!

I have somebody new,
someone to treat me right,
to talk to lovingly
and to hold me all night.

He’s there for me when I need him,
to give me love and support,
to hold me close and wipe away
all my signs of hurt.

To kiss me softly every night
and let me know he’s there
to call me just because,
just to tell me that he cares.

Now here I go again
fallen so hard, so deep,
but this time it’s different.
This is one I want to keep!

— Kendra

37. I’m Sorry For Hurting You

I’m sorry for hurting you, like the way I do
I’m sorry for the hurtful things I always say to you
We know the fight will never last
but still the amount they do
I’d like to say I’m sorry for everything I put you through.

It kills me when we fight, and it scares me too
I always make you cry and it kills me when you do
As I write this now, I know this much is true
I love you with all my heart and will always be with you.

— Casey

38. Without You

All these days and nights without you here,
It’s a little bit more than I can bear.

The days are cold and so very long.
I don’t know how much longer I can be strong.

My nights are so lonely and sad.
Sometimes I can’t help but get mad.

I see your face everywhere I look.
It breaks my heart that my great love is what they took.

Without you here it feels like the end.
I’m lost without you ‘cause you were also my best friend.

I’ll be counting the days and nights till we’re together again.
Until then, it’s all my love that I send!

— Dawn

39. I Love You And Goodbye

Not once did I expect this to happen.
Never in my wildest dream have I’ve fallen,
For a boy who wasn’t my prince charming
Nor to someone who is my friend.

It must have been your sweetness that melted my heart
Or your gentle smile that could be the start.
Whatever the reason for me to feel this way,
One thing I know – this strange feeling grows stronger everyday.

All this time I’ve been praying
For you to see and look at me as a lady.
Every now and then I woke up dreaming
That I could be your girl, not just a friend.

Then reality broke me into pieces
It wounded me badly as it came to my senses
That you belong to someone else,
And I’m left alone with all this heartache.

A few might have a clue,
But nobody knows the pain I’ve been through.
They can’t guess the sleepless nights
Nor count the tears I’ve cried.

My friends see me smiling and laughing,
Yet deep inside there’s no place for denying.
I know I have to surrender and let go –
At least to cease and ease the misery.

Still I’d be happy,
Because happiness means seeing you being one.
And let me say this for once, I love you!
But I love you more, so goodbye…

— Nadine Sandalo

40. Faithful, Unsure Love

Through all the storms and struggles-
All the fights and tussles,
All the disrespect, and abuse,
My love was always true.

When you made me cry, made me feel unloved,
I was always there by your side.
No matter what you did or what you said,
I was proud to be your girl.

My love for you is greater than anything in this world.
You know that no one can love you like I do.
Everything we have been through,
I was faithful to you and only you.

I was your girl, your boo;
But all you ever did was treat me like garbage.
You said, “Baby, you know I love you.”
But true love doesn’t break my heart.

I tried and tried to look past it,
But the more I tried, the more I saw the real you.
All the lies, all the deceit,
You must have thought you were slick.

To love you more than anything
Would be ignorant on my part.
I can’t image my life without you,
But I can’t image my life with you.

I deserve more than what you give me,
Better than what I have now.
Growing up is something that you need to do.
My love for you is always there….
But my heart is moving on to better things.

— Shana Worthen

41. All I Have Ever Known

It’s time for us to leave,
But I wish that we could wait.
This has been dreaded for too long,
And I’m not ready for this pain.

But before we leave each other,
Before we have to go,
There’s something I must say,
Some things you need to know.

You’re all I ever wanted,
The one thing I needed,
The only one who could find
The very best in me.

The only one who saw
My empty, broken heart
And worked your way right in
To fix the broken parts.

You are my everything,
And I hope that you can see
You’re everything I asked for,
Just what I needed you to be.

I hope you’ll always know
There is a special part
Saved up just for you
Right here in my heart.

Deep down, we both knew
This ending would come at last,
And now that it is here,
It’s happening way too fast.

Everything we had
Will soon be lost in time.
The memories will fade,
But I’ll remember this goodbye.

It breaks my heart to know
I won’t see you ever again.
These are our last moments,
And they’re coming to an end.

If you don’t remember this,
Then just before you go,
Get this one last thing.
This you have to know.

You’re the first one I let in
And the first I’m letting go.
I will love you always.
Your love is all I’ve ever known.

— Ashley Bahr

42. Someday I Will Be Okay

This ink, it runs.
This paper is stained
Tears run free as
I’m stuck in a daze.
I put this pen to paper,
To write the words
This voice can’t deliver.
My heart is heavy
With pain and despair.
Can’t breathe.
I’m fighting for air.
My mind is spinning
At the speed of light.
This pain in my life
Has clouded my mind.
The thoughts are deafening
Of my life you took away,
But after all my
Heartache,
Someday I’ll be okay!

—Britaney L. Adams

43. It’s His Fault

Why do you beat yourself up
because you had the courage to love,
gave all of yourself in hopes that he was the one?

Why do you beat yourself up
when it was his choice to be unfaithful,
his choice to hurt you?

Why do you beat yourself up,
knowing that you had done everything for him,
supported him, comforted him,
loved him more than you loved yourself?

Why, after his lies and deceit,
do you still love him and want him to love you?
Why, after the repeat of hurt and trust being lost,
do you think that he deserves a love as pure as yours?

Why do you beat yourself up
over what you could have done better
when you know deep down there was nothing?

What makes you search for answers as to why
when they will not change the past
nor mend your broken heart?

Why, when a man decides to cheat, do we blame ourselves?
Why does it make us question every little detail about who we are,
make us think that we are not worthy of love?

Why, when a man cheats, do we still long for him to change,
realize how wrong he was, and fall in love with us again?

Why do you beat yourself up,
when you deserve more,
when all that you have done is loved someone completely?

Give yourself time, and the pain will subside,
and the mourning will cease.
You will see that you are still you,
still wonderful, beautiful you

Nothing has changed except your experience in love
and your determination to share love with another.

As you can never truly love someone
until you learn to love yourself.

— Amanda Grey

44. A Lost Love

There’s a pain in my heart that I’m feeling today,
for the love of my life feels further each day.

The sorrow is so much and the pain is so deep.
I’ve hurt her again I can’t even sleep.

But I now know the problem, the curse of our love.
It was buried inside me, with no sight from above.

And now that I see it, I force it away.
Yet I fear that I’ve lost her, nevermore can I say

that I love her so deeply and regret all the pain,
and I know it’s my fault; no one else can I blame.

And I search for an answer, somewhere above
and hope she’ll forgive me and remember our love.

For I can’t live without her and could never move on,
for how can one live when what they live for is gone?

Walls are closing around me; I sink slowly each day,
yet I cling to a hope that seems far away

that she will return to me and feel my embrace.
I miss her so badly and the beauty of her face

as she slept there beside me, never knowing the truth,
that I would smile there beside her, and be thankful for the proof

that someone does care, for I have known this angel,
and I’d softly kiss her cheek, the moment so blissful.

And I’d hold her all night and feel so at peace,
yet I never told her these things; now I watch as she flees.

But I know she remembers it, the love that I gave,
and I hope she can forgive me, the cause of her pain.

For like an angel from heaven, she came into my life.
Now I plead one last time, for one last chance to make it right.

Yet I fear it won’t heal; how I’ve ripped us apart,
but I must let her know what’s inside this broken heart.

That I love her so much and I’ve made a mistake,
and I hope she won’t leave because it’s my heart she will take.

We were in love for so long; I know she remembers.
It started three years ago that night in September.

I will never forget how I felt that cold night;
my breath taken away by the beauty of her sight.

I write these words now with tears in my eyes,
for I love her so much; I sit and I die.

I’m so lost without her, don’t want her to go,
not without me saying what I need her to know.

That I;ve always loved her and miss her each day,
yet the hope that she loves me drifts further away.

I just want her to know how I truly feel,
and to know that my words are nothing but real.

And it doesn’t take a special time to make a new start;
it takes only desire and true love from the heart.

—Steve Stewart

45. Where Do I Go

Where do I go
When I’m feeling so lost and I don’t want to be found?
When I’m looking and listening for that peace in my heart.
But I know I’ll never hear that sound.
Where do I go?
Where do I go when I’m trying to laugh but all I can do I cry?
I’m trying to keep on living because I’m not ready to die.
Where do I go because the sun never seems to shine?
Can you give me my life back’ it’s not yours, it’s mine?
How do I keep going, how do I fight this fight?
I’m tired of feeling beat down, but I’m trying with all my might!
Where do I go when my head hangs so low?
Please give me an answer because I just don’t know!
Where do I go?
Does it take very long
For me to find that peace and a place where I belong?
I need you to help me, help me to take a stand.
I’m scared to do it by myself; will you please take my hand?
Where do I go? Where do I go? Where do I go?
Do you know?

—Lisa Grifin

46. Unconditionally Painful In Love

This pain is taking its toll,
But my love it never gets old.
The trials and defeated emotions
Keeping me sane with magical potions.
The heart that keeps my blood flowing,
That pain that keeps me down but going.
If the pain leaves and love stays,
How would life be for me?
Would I have a hole in my heart
Where hurt and pain used to be?
Is there a way out of this
Loving, painful misery?
Is there a way into this
Love that I have failed or neglected to receive?
Is this love?
Unconditionally loving you is
Bringing me pain,
But it keeps me sane because I have you.
Am I kidding myself?
Am I in denial that you love me back?
Am I just a dream away from reality?
Am I making believe that I love you?
I think not…
But pain keeps me going.
My heart keeps my blood flowing.
You keep my life glowing.
Jesus keeps me believing.
My calmness is showing,
But my happiness is hiding
From pain and love.
I unconditionally, painfully love you.

—Jasmine S. Johnson

47. Pain, Pain, Go Away

Pain, pain go away!
Please do not come back another day.
Tears falling down my face.
Oh, how I wish for his warm embrace.
Wonder if he cares about me.
Wonder if this is supposed to be.
How can he stand there and break my heart?
How did we allow us to grow so far apart?
My dreams of us being happy is not going to come true.
All I am feeling is down and blue.
Pain, pain go away.
Bring me back to another day
where he loved me and
we thought we were meant to be.
I will not stop loving you; that much is true,
but I will be stronger in time
and not feel so blue.
You will always be in my heart,
even when we are apart.
One day I will have that warm embrace,
and tears will stop flowing down my face.
Pain, pain go away.
Leave me alone and do not stay.

— Kari Johnston

48. How Can I Forget

That very first day that we met,
It’s a feeling I’ll never forget.
All the experiences that we’ve shared,
I knew right away that you were rare.

You see, it’s hard to find someone like you,
Usually, they’re too good to be true.
Though I should’ve entered with more ration,
With you I felt so much passion.

I wish those things had never happened.
It feels as though my love’s been abandoned.
All I wanted was to make you happy,
So why is it that I have to feel so crappy?

I want nothing more than for us to move on,
But it’s so hard now that the trust is gone.
I want to get past this, I really do…
What can I do to make you be true?

My love for you is like an undying flame.
And I once wished for our love to remain.
Do you remember that day, the day that it snowed?
It’s the day that I wished for our love to grow.

You hurt me that night; you need to know that you did.
And I need you to know that I can forgive.
But I’m really struggling with trying to forget,
Because I still feel the same as that first day we met.

— Jason

49. I Don’t Sleep Because Of You

I don’t go to sleep at night
because you haunt my dreams,
and waking up to find you’re not here
is harder than it seems.
See, I’d rather stay awake at night
because one thing I know is true,
that without my dreams of us,
I’ll never be with you.
So I don’t close my eyes at night,
and I don’t go to sleep,
because if I do,
I’d have to admit defeat.
So why don’t you try living
where you can’t face your dreams,
where every minute gets harder?
well, that’s the way it feels,
and it’s not that I can’t sleep,
because that I can do,
but if I close my eyes at night
then I am with you,
and you may think that’s what I want.
And to point you would be true,
but the reason I don’t sleep at night
is all down to you.
I’d happily dream about you all day long
Because in my dreams you care.
It’s the waking up without you
That I cannot bear.

— Carlie

50. Look Me In The Eyes

Look me in the eyes
And tell me what you see.
My hopes and dreams are shattered.
Is there no future for you and me?
I love you more than I ever thought I could.
Someday I thought we would find happiness,
Like every couple should.

Look me in the eyes.
For once tell me the truth.
Did you ever love me?
Please don’t make any excuse.

Look me in the eyes.
Can’t you see my pain?
My heart is breaking;
I have no one else to blame.

Look me in the eyes.
Can’t you see my fear?
If I’m losing you,
God take me away from here.

Look me in the eyes.
You’ll see how much I care.
The tears roll slowly down
Then vanish in thin air.

Look me in the eyes.
Can’t you see my hurt?
If not when I’m awake,
Then do it while I sleep.

Look me in the eyes
At least once before I die.
You will see the memories
That we shared through our
children. So…

Look them in the eyes,
Let them know you care.
Let them know you love them
And that you will always be there.

Look them in the eyes.
Please don’t wait until it’s too late.
Look them in the eyes,
Only speak the truth.
Lies can hurt forever
Some hearts get too torn to mend.

Look them in the eyes.
They will always need a friend.
Look them in the eyes,
Never let it end.
Then do it while I sleep.

— Jenny

51. Hope From Heart

I write this poem for you to read,
with heartache that will forever bleed.
I wish things were so different.
Sadly, this is what you’ve made of me.
I sit here alone day by day,
realizing my life is better off this way.
I admit I still hurt from all your lies,
yet you’ll never hear my cries.
You once made my world stand tall and proud.
Now what’s left has crumbled down.
Something good has come of this,
One more chance to find true happiness.
I guess this is goodbye, and so it shall be,
wishing for your love was foolish of me.
I will move on, which was too easy for you.
I wrote this poem hoping you’d feel heartache too.

— Tara Ong

52. You Lied But I Still Cared

You always said you loved me.
You always said you cared,
that you would always be with me,
that you would always be there.

You told me that you are here for me
through all the pain I feel.
You told me that you are with me
till your very last meal.

But you were never there
through all those endless nights.
You could never stop the crying
after all those fights.

My heart tore,
and you just walked away.
My happiness went up in smoke.
Everything looked gray.

Now after all that’s happened,
all the lies you told,
how could you lie again?
How could you be so bold?

You say it again.
You are here for me
if I’m here for you back.
Sure, I’ll be there,
and I’ll care.
You know that that’s a fact.

But will you be here
for me
till the very end?

Don’t lie again.
You are not my friend.
My heart you could never mend.

I gave you trust;
You told me lies.
I gave you hope;
I can see it in your eyes.

Please don’t lie.
We both know
you could never be there
to wipe my tears
or vanish my fears.
You could never care.

—Brianna Denise Mcentee

53. You Lied

You told me that you would never leave me.
You lied.
You told me you would love me forever and never let me go.
You lied.
You told me we were gonna get married and live happily ever after like in a fairy tale.
You lied.
You told me that no one could ever replace me.
You lied.
You told me that she meant nothing to you.
You lied.
You told me you could never love her as much as you loved me.
You lied.
You told me that I was your one and only.
You lied.
You told me that one day we were gonna have a family of our own.
You lied.
You told me that you would forgive me and forget about everything I did wrong.
You lied.
You told me you would never keep secrets from me.
You lied.
You told me you would never lie to me.
YOU LIED.

— Amber Bentz

54. Forget Forgiving

You say it doesn’t matter.
It’s all in the past.
You never see my pain.
It’s behind a mask.
You say to forgive and forget.
I’m going to make the day you met me
A day you’ll regret.

Get out of my mind.
Get out of my sight.
Stop begging. Don’t say please.
You’re not the best.
You’re like all the rest.

I don’t want a memory,
All you did was lie and cheat.
Memories get in my way.
I wish someone could ease the pain.
It’s time to let go and forget everything.
You said you loved me; I doubt it was true.
All I want to do is forget you!

Get out of my mind.
Get out of my sight.
Stop begging. Don’t say please.
You’re not the best.
You’re like all the rest.

You want me to forgive and forget.
I want to forgive you, but I’d rather forget you…

Forget forgiving.
Why did I love you in the first place?
Forget forgiving.
Get out of my face.
Forget forgiving.
It’s not worth the pain.

— Erica Mclean

55. Cry Like You

I’m sure that you cry there like I cry for you…
You miss me like I miss you…
You need me like I need you…
You want to talk to me like I need to talk to you…
Your heart beat for me like my heart beat for you…
Then why this unwanted distance darling…
It’s frustrating, and I don’t want to live this shit life…
Come and take me with you, Honey…
All I want is sleep and wake up next to you…

—Unknown

56. Forgot You

I try to forget your name..
forget your face…
forget your laugh..
forget your sound…
forget your jokes..
forget your advice..
forget your care..
forget your love
and try to forget you completely..
But after all it’s like I forget myself instead..
What shall I do without you??
You are my everything and I put all my hope on you..
Please baby come again and hug me tightly,
then I never allow you to go away…

—Tanvika Khandelwal

57. Missing Everything About You

I missed your jokes…
I missed your talks…
I missed your smile…
I missed your hugs…
I missed your kisses…
Even I missed your angry face reactions…
I’m crying now darling…
Come here…
Hug me tight and say you will not leave me alone anymore…
It will make me cry even more,
but I feel perfect to cry on your shoulder…

—Unknown

58. Not A Perfect Person

I’m not the perfect person…
I know that I make a lot of mistakes…
But, I’m sure I truly love you…
My heart eagerly needs you…
It’s really hard to replace another one in your place,
And my heart won’t accept anyone else…
I will do anything for your everything…
Please don’t avoid me darling…
It’s killing me little by little…

—Unknown

59. Lonely Without You

Your charming smile unlocks the door of my heart…
Your gentle touch opens the window of my soul..
But where are your charming smile and gentle touch now baby??
Believe me, I miss you a lot..
I sat alone and thinking of you…
Nothing, but you, I need…
My heart, my eyes all bleed..
Waiting for you..

—Freddie Sollegue Meniano

60. I keep The Hope Alive

I am recalling the smile I had with you
And remembering those wishful days
When you were with me
When you used to be that close
And kiss me on my cheek
The way you used to enclose
All the dreams and some reality
I don’t trust you anymore
I don’t trust your love
It is all over for me,
There is nothing left to see!

—Unknown

A breakup can make you feel weak, but it is wise to come out of that pain to witness the new phase in life. Remember, everything happens for a reason, and maybe your ex was not the right person for you. The future must be holding great moments of excitement and romance for you. Shed tears recalling those moments, and slowly erase them from your mind. Let the past be past, move on, and welcome the future.