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Love and Hurt: Powerful Poems of Heartache and Healing


Lost Love and Broken Hearts: Poems of Love and Hurt

Welcome to 1LovePoems, where we’ve got poems about love and hurt covered from A to Z. Whether you’re looking to commiserate over a broken heart or celebrate the crazy rollercoaster of emotions that comes with falling in love, we’ve got the poetry to suit your mood. From sappy sonnets to snappy limericks, our collection of love and hurt poems spans the gamut of human experience. So buckle up, grab a box of tissues (or a bottle of champagne, depending on your mood), and dive in. Love and hurt may go hand in hand, but with our help, you’re sure to come out the other side feeling inspired and uplifted. After all, as the poet Rumi once said, “The wound is the place where the light enters you.”

Short Poems

1. “Love’s Sting”

You were the light in my life
But now it seems you’re gone
I thought we had forever
Until the love we had was done

2. “Lingering Pain”

My heart still aches for you
Though you’re no longer mine
The memories of our love
Leave me hurting all the time

3. “Broken Bonds”

Our love was like a puzzle
But now the pieces are scattered
The bond we once shared
Is now forever shattered

4. “Remembering Us”

I look back on our love
With a bittersweet feeling inside
Though it hurt me deeply
It was a love I can’t hide

Medium Poems

Love’s Pain

Love sometimes cuts like a knife
Leaves wounds that ache through the night
But even in the darkest hour
I’ll cling to the hope of love’s power

For though it hurts now, and so deep
Memories of that love I’ll always keep
And in time, the tears will dry
Knowing that love wasn’t a lie

Though love can bring such pain
I’ll always rise and love again
For what is life without that fire
The passion and the heart’s desire?

So I’ll let love’s pain pass through
And in its wake, find joy anew
For though it cuts like a knife
Love is still the reason for life

Hurt’s Toll

Hurt can haunt the heart for years
Leaving salty trails of tears
The pain that echoes through the soul
Fades not with leaps, nor bounds nor goals

Sometimes we choose to let it go
Sometimes we take it like a blow
Either way, the damage is done
The heart is broken, life undone

How does one find the will to live
When all the love they had to give
Is shattered on the ground beneath
The weight of the hurt, the pain it wreaths

I don’t know if there’s an answer
To seeing through the pain like cancer
But time, they say, can heal the hurt
Mend the broken pieces, restore the dirt

So I’ll hold on to the hope of light
That one day, hurt will be out of sight
And I’ll forge on, stronger than before
And find joy in love once more.

Long Poems

Why Love Hurts

Love is supposed to be sweet, they say
But all I feel is pain every day
My heart is shattered into a million pieces
And my soul is filled with so many creases

I gave my all to someone I loved
Only to be left behind, feeling shoved
Into a dark abyss of disappointment and hurt
A place where I feel like I can no longer flirt

I should have seen the signs, I know
But I was blinded by the love that used to glow
Now it’s all turned into bitterness and tears
And I can’t help but wonder why love hurts so much, my dears

Is it the vulnerability of opening up your heart?
Or the fear of being torn apart
By someone who once promised forever
But who now makes you feel like an outcast, an endeavor

I thought love was supposed to heal
But all it’s done is make me feel
Like I’m not worthy of being loved in return
And my heart is left to forever yearn

For a love that’s pure and true
That won’t make me feel blue
But until then, I’ll nurse this broken heart
And pray that one day, I’ll get a fresh start.

Love and Hurt

Love is a promise
That’s meant to be kept
A feeling so pure
Our hearts cannot forget

But what happens when love
Turns into pain
When the hurt is too much
And the tears fall like rain

The memories haunt us
Of the times we shared
Of the moments that we cherished
Of the love that we cared

It’s difficult to let go
Of the one we held dear
Of the person who brought light
To the darkness we fear

We try to move on
But the love still remains
The wounds that we bear
Are scars that don’t fade

We search for closure
But the pain still persists
Our hearts are shattered
And our souls are adrift

But love is a journey
That never truly ends
It’s a promise that we made
A bond that never bends

So we pick up the pieces
And we start anew
We learn from the hurt
And embrace the love that’s true

For in love there is beauty
And in hurt there is growth
And in the end we’ll find
The love that we both

So let us not fear
The love and the pain
For they are but two sides
Of life’s beautiful refrain.

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