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Find the best sad love poems here. Read our love hurts, sorry and breakup love poems. Melancholy love poetry can describe the pain and pleasure of love, as this lost love poem does.

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
And wondering what might have been.

By Joanna Fuchs

There is surprising demand for "love hurts" poems and breakup love poems, such as this broken heart poem.

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.

By Joanna Fuchs

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Sad love poetry can describe what's going on in a relationship, as this sad love poem does.

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.

By Joanna Fuchs

Sad love poems express feelings of loss. This lost love poem could apply after a divorce or breakup or even a death.

You Were My Everything

You were my everything;
Now you're gone.
I don't have the strength
To carry on.

Skies always seemed sunny
When you were here;
Now there's nothing but gloom
In my atmosphere.

I loved you so much;
You were all I had;
Now my whole world
Is depressing and sad.

I'd like to start feeling
Other than blue,
But you were my everything,
What can I do?

By Joanna Fuchs


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Sad love poetry can describe an ongoing, unsatisfactory relationship, as this short sad love poem does.

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?

By Joanna Fuchs

Unrequited love poems are among the saddest of sad love poems, as this one is.

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.

By Joanna Fuchs

This sad love poem describes the hollow feeling one has at the loss of a loved one.

In a Daze

I walk around in a daze...
my hollowed out interior
filled with smoky gloom,
choking off all joy.
Just as life begins to clear,
I gasp aloud at the realization,
you're not here;
you never will be again.
I wilt like a waterlily
in the desert.
I walk around in a daze...

By Joanna Fuchs

Sad love poetry can express feelings of pain and insanity, as this sad love poem does.

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.

By Joanna Fuchs


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My best sad love poem is this lost love poem. It's kind of an apology, so I guess it could be considered a sorry love poem.

If Only

If only I had done the things
That keep true love alive,
I wouldn't have to acknowledge now
That our love cannot survive.

If only I had described to you
The joy you brought to me,
Instead of bringing you complaints,
You wouldn't have set me free.

If I had touched you, kissed you, Love,
If I had loved you stronger,
If I had appreciated you,
We would have lasted longer.

If I had often said to you,
"It's you whom I adore,"
Perhaps you'd still be with me now,
If I had told you more.

If only I had treated you
As if we were best friends,
I wouldn't be alone in grief,
As our faded love finally ends.

If only I didn't have to say,
"If only, my love, if only,"
I wouldn't be all by myself
So sorry, sad and lonely.

By Joanna Fuchs

This is a sad love poem to which many disappointed lovers can relate.

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.

By Joanna Fuchs

Lots of people are searching for a prayer for love, and I think it belongs on the sad love poems page. Here it is.

A Prayer for Love

I'm praying to you, dear Lord above
For my heart's profound wish, a perfect love.
I pray You'll give me one who cares,
Who understands me, who always shares,
The answer to my fondest dream,
The two of us, a perfect team.
Lord, when each new day is through,
I pray we'll turn our hearts to You.

By Joanna Fuchs

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