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Breakups and Heartbreak: Poems for Teens

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September 28, 2017

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for Teens
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Browse poems about difficult love, heartache, and the end of relationships.

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"Seven Stones" by Marjorie Agosín
Today I picked up...

The More Loving One” by W. H. Auden
Looking up at the stars, I know quite well…
 
One Art” by Elizabeth Bishop
The art of losing isn’t hard to master…

"In That Other Fantasy Where We Live Forever" by Wanda Coleman
we were never caught...
 
Wait” by Galway Kinnell
Wait, for now…
 
Footprint on Your Heart” by Gary Lenhart
Someone will walk into your life…

Are You Going to Stay?” by Thomas Meter
What was it I was going to say?...

Love Elegy in the Chinese Garden, with Koi” by Nathan McClain
Near the entrance, a patch of tall grass…

Washington Mews” by Rowan Ricardo Phillips
I won’t ever tell you how it ended…

A Memory” by Lola Ridge
I remember…

"Brokeheart: Just like that" by Patrick Rosal
When the bass drops on Bill Withers'...

After Love” by Sara Teasdale
There is no magic anymore…

How I Might Sound if I Left Myself Alone” by Lisa Russ Spaar
Turning to watch you leave...

The Fist” by Derek Walcott
The fist clenched round my heart…

real poem (personal statement)” by Rachel Zucker
I skim sadness like fat off the surface…


Find more poems curated by theme on our Poems for Kids page, which features many poems suitable for teen readers.

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