15+ Sad Love Poems That Make You Cry

Reading sad love poems makes many people tear up. But often, people with broken hearts are sorrowful and find comfort and solace in reading something they relate to. Breakups shatter dreams and cause unbearable pain. They may fill you with deep sorrow and dejection that can push you into desolation.

But don’t give in to such self-destructive emotions. Rather, express your emotions, whether it be through a long rant to close friends or a few tearful nights, and let all the pain flow away. Forgo those memories of togetherness and try to embrace the life that’s ready to take you to new beginnings.

To be your partner in desperate times, we bring you a collection of sad love poems that will make you cry your heart out and help you overcome the grief.

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Sad Love Poems To Cry And End Feelings Of Broken Heart

Let the tears fall, and your grief-stricken heart get rid of all memories you shared with your partner. Cry and make yourself free from the shackles of a melancholic relationship. This collection of sad love poems below speak about the wistful feelings you are experiencing right now.

1. Cry Like You

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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…
I am heartbroken and grieving…
Come and take me with you, Honey…
All I want is sleep and wake up next to you…

—Unknown

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You may also share a heartfelt poem with your close one who is going through a heartbreak to provide them solace and make them know that you have their back.

2. 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

3. Missing Everything About You

Missing everything about you.

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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 and give my bereaved soul some rest…

—Unknown

4. 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…
My heart is in despair…
I will do anything for your everything…
Please don’t avoid me darling…
It’s killing me little by little…

—Unknown

5. 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

6. I keep The Hope Alive

I keep the hope alive.

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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!
It all seems bleak to me.

—Unknown

7. When We Two Parted

When we two parted
In silence and tears,
Half broken-hearted
To sever for years,
Pale grew thy cheek and cold,
Colder thy kiss;
Truly that hour foretold
Sorrow to this.

The dew of the morning
Sunk chill on my brow—
It felt like the warning
Of what I feel now.
Thy vows are all broken,
And light is thy fame;
I hear thy name spoken,
And share in its shame.

They name thee before me,
A knell to mine ear;
A shudder comes o’er me—
Why wert thou so dear?
They know not I knew thee,
Who knew thee too well—
Long, long shall I rue thee,
Too deeply to tell.

In secret we met—
In silence I grieve,
That thy heart could forget,
Thy spirit deceive.
If I should meet thee
After long years,
How should I greet thee?—
With silence and tears.

—George Gordon Byron

8. Reality

Just saying your name makes me realize
how much meaning you add to my life.
I watch your actions every day
and long to hold and kiss you when I’m awake,
but reality dawns a rainy day,
a world of fantasy and dismay.

In my dreams I make you mine.
I hold you ’til the end of time,
but when I awake to find that you’re not there,
my world is full of sorrow and despair,
and reality, like a rushing wind, destroys my hope,
my everything.

—Keioma Livan

9. Ebb

I know what my heart is like
Since your love died:
It is like a hollow ledge
Holding a little pool
Left there by the tide,
A little tepid pool,
Drying inward from the edge.

— Edna St. Vincent Millay, poetryfoundation.org

10. You Changed

I once thought you’d forever stay,
But swiftly, you changed along the way.

I struggled to remain strong and true,
Yet something went amiss, a different hue.

Attempts I made, but could not prevail,
You departed, unfurled your sail.

What we held dear turned into dust,
As my heart ached, in pain, I trust.

—Unknown

11. Your Absence Persists

Concealed within, my smile’s a guise,
Behind laughter, silent cries.
They say I’m strong, won’t fall apart,
But inside, I’m torn, missing a part.

Pain concealed beneath my mask,
Longing chains, a challenging task.
They think I’m free, but chains persist,
In solitude, your absence persists.

—Unknown

12. We Drifted

I could plead for your stay, but it’s time to part ways.
Emotions run deep, but I’ll find brighter days.

We drifted, left pain and memories behind,
In silence, our love slowly declined.

Hoping you find joy, I’ll strive to do the same,
As we move forward, no one’s to blame.

—Unknown

13. Love

I know you loved me
Just that you couldn’t share it with me
That’s okay until you are with me
But still hoping
You would see me.

—Unknown

14. 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.

—Joanna Fuchs

15. Remember

Remember me when I am gone away,

Gone far away into the silent land;

When you can no more hold me by the hand,

Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.

Remember me when no more day by day

You tell me of our future that you plann’d:

Only remember me; you understand

It will be late to counsel then or pray.

Yet if you should forget me for a while

And afterwards remember, do not grieve:

For if the darkness and corruption leave

A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,

Better by far you should forget and smile

Than that you should remember and be sad.

—Christina Rossetti

16. I Miss You

I long for your presence, a guiding light,
Turning sadness to joy, in my darkest night.
Your memory, a cherished, lasting sight,
Teaching right from wrong, and holding me tight.

You cared, though complex, you played a part,
Guiding and shaping, a mix of the heart.
But some things weren’t within your control,
You left, and I mourned, that took its toll.

Now, I find solace in prayers and write,
Seeking healing each day and night.
Stronger I’ve grown, the past’s grip is gone,
Transforming sadness into a joyful song.

—Unknown

17. Darkness

I wish this world of darkness would come to an end
I lost a girl, I lost a friend
I’d give it all back if I only could
I’ve said it a million times, I know I would
I miss her more and more every day
She’s gone, and my world is dark and grey
My life is a cloud of endless rain
I wish I could escape the endless pain
What’s the point of living if she’s gone
There is no sun, there is no dawn
In my endless world of darkness….

—Brendan Michael Pagano-Staffaroni

18. Despair

In the depths of despair, lost and forlorn,
Seeking peace in my heart, yet it’s still unborn.
When laughter turns to tears, I wonder why,
In the absence of sunshine, where can I fly?

Guide my weary soul, extend your hand,
Help me rise and take a stand.
Where do I go? It’s unclear to me,
In this journey, will you be my company?

—Unknown

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do sad love poems help us cope with heartbreak?

Sad poems give words to the mournful feeling of pain you experience after a heartbreak. Reading them can make you cry but also help you feel lighter after shedding the emotional load through tears.

2. Why are sad love poems still relevant in modern times?

As long as people experience heartbreaks that weigh on their emotions and make them feel desolate, sad love poems are bound to be relevant as the reader can relate to the pain and anguish expressed in the poem.

3. How can reading and writing sad love poems help us process our own experiences of love and heartbreak?

Reading sad love poems makes one realize that they are not the first person and certainly not the last to go through heartbreak and longing and that it is a part of life. Writing a sad love poem can help one tap the innermost corners of their heart and bring out the agony on paper.

4. What impact can sad love poems have on our mood and emotions, both positive and negative?

Sad love poems can help one understand that the pain and distress they are experiencing is temporary and that things will get better. However, dwelling in these poems can keep their mood somber, reopening old wounds, delaying their healing process, and stopping them from moving on.

Breaking up with your significant other and moving on can be a difficult task. You could feel forlorn, brokenhearted, and disconsolate. But it is important that you let go of the past, give yourself time to heal, and move on towards a better future. These sad love poems will offer you some comfort during this time and help you validate your emotions. They will make you feel less lonely, despairing, and pensive. But you need to remember that just because your previous relationship did not work, it does not mean that you are incapable of love. Give yourself some time, and everything will fall into place. Lastly, irrespective of the situation, reading a poem is a mental exercise with numerous benefits. Alexandra, a counselor from Adelaide, Australia, reveals how reading poetry to her clients helps her understand their minds during emotional crises. She says, “I sometimes read poems to my clients as it’s a great way to circumvent defenses and tap into the unconscious. Often non-metaphorical literal language is not enough to capture the complexity of the emotional conflict a client is struggling with, whereas a poem may not only offer better understanding but also help explore subconscious feelings and how they relate to present life situations (i).”


Heartbreak can be a lonely journey, but you are not alone. Let spoken word poetry be your companion as you heal and grow.

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