Distance only gives us a reason to love harder. Living separately from the person you love is torture. Sending your partner long-distance relationship poems could give them a glimpse into how much you miss them, and help build trust and improve communication in your relationship. It’s a great way to express the misery and longing you feel without them near you. And it’s a wonderful way to let them know that no matter the distance, nothing can separate them from your love.
Penning down a love poem for your lover can be an exciting and charming way of expressing your inner thoughts and feelings. If you can’t find the words on your own, here are 25 long-distance love poems that perfectly convey how much you miss your partner, the happiness you feel when you think of how in love you both are, and the ecstasy you experience when you think of the day you reunite in person. Continue reading.
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49 Poems For Long-Distance Relationships
The miles are long and far and wide,
But my love for you will never subside.
My heart will continue strong and true,
Steadfast in my love for you.
You never need to fret or fear;
My only love is for you, my dear.
It hurts to be so far from you,
But a love like ours will make it through.
Keep holding on a little longer;
Our love will keep on growing stronger.
– Amy Finley
2. True Love Brings Always Brings Us Back
Does absence truly make the heart grow fonder?
I believe that it does because
Each time we must go our separate ways,
Our hearts reach out to each other
And grasp more firmly than ever.
The things that divide us at these times only
Serve to pull us back together and make our love stronger.
They make us more determined than ever
To live every moment we can together,
Truly and madly in love.
– Kelly Roper
3. Don’t Be Gone Too Long
I never thought I would feel such pain
I need you here, to see you again
I never thought I would miss your touch
I realized I need it so much
I never thought I would feel so lost
And need your love at any cost
I never thought I would wake up alone
I need you back, don’t be gone too long
Come Back Soon!
4. Until I Arrive
Whenever you feel
Lost in time,
Place your hand
Over your heart,
Imagine it is mine,
And with every beat
I hope you feel
Just think of me
Until I arrive.
– S. Marie
5. Beneath The Perfect Sky
I look up at the stars
And think of you tonight;
Wishing I could see their light
Reflected in your eyes.
How I long to touch you,
Hold your body close to mine,
As we share our love together
Beneath the perfect sky.
– John Mark Green & Christy Ann Martine
6. 4000 Miles
The lines stitched into highways;
The never-ending seams,
On roads that are less travelled,
Dividing you and me.
I wish I could unravel,
The fabric in-between,
And tear away the distance,
To bring you close to me.
– Lang Leav
My soul is split in two,
And drowned in the ocean that separates us.
It is the waves of sadness that push me under,
Crushing me with despair.
Trying to stay afloat,
Gasping for air.
Until I see the light,
The shining light of you.
To give me hope and strength,
To save me,
To pull me through.
8. It’s Not Fair
It’s not fair.
It’s not fair how
You’re over there,
And I’m over here.
It’s not fair
That I don’t know how
Your breath tastes or
How your hand feels.
It’s not fair
That we’re light
Years apart, yet we’re
Under the same moon.
It’s not fair
That our eyes can’t
Meet, and our feet
I wrap myself in blanket,
And pretend that it’s your arms,
Because maybe if you were here,
Things wouldn’t be so hard.
I rest my head on my pillow,
And I pretend that it’s your chest,
Because maybe if you were here,
My heart would ache less.
I close my eyes and sigh,
And pretend these miles don’t exist,
Because they overwhelm me completely,
All I want is to feel your kiss.
10. Every Evening
You don’t know how it is
When you cry yourself to sleep
Because you miss someone so much,
That your heart is breaking
You’ve never met
You’ve never hugged
But you want it more than anything
He means everything to you
But you can’t be together now
And that is what kills you
– K. H
11. Years From Now
Years from now, our past will be a story –
A story of long days and lonely nights,
Hard work and lack of sleep.
We’ll live each day having intimately known
The pain of being apart,
We’ll appreciate and embrace our time together,
Knowing how lucky we are
To have made it through,
And we’ll find solace in
The promise of a future together.
So I might
Count every star
To where you are.
And write you
Metaphors in millions
With all the skies.
You just need to know;
I miss you.
I’ve still never seen stars
Like the ones in your eyes.
– Niocra Kladsflem
13. A Time For Us
Just like the sun goes down at night
Just like the moon and stars come out
To light up the sky
Just like every spring has gloomy days
Full of thunderous rain
Before new flowers bloom
Just like the river travels long rough
Miles through cities and towns just to
Flow into the sea for eternity
There will be a time for us
14. Nothing Without You
I don’t know how you’re coping up
With being hundreds of miles away
But I feel like a star in the sky
Fading away, day after day
It’s been too long since
The last time we were together
Without you, life means nothing to me
It feels like everything is over
I am missing you so much
15. I Anticipate
I anticipate the day that
We will finally be together.
Every day waking up to you,
Laughing at stupid movies every night.
Each day will be the new
Best day of my life.
I can hardly wait.
– S. L
Last night I heard you sigh in your sleep
And the sound of your breath was akin
To a melody even
The masters could not have composed.
Tonight, the absence of your skin
Against mine in the tranquil
Keeps my mind racing and
I couldn’t have imagined
The span between us
Could feel so cruel.
17. Feeling Of Distance
But distance may also
To a pair of lover’s
Hearts, who may be far apart
But choose the part
That may split in two
But despite the divide
Will still meet together
And thus erase any feeling of distance.
18. One Day – Some Day
I’ll wake up at three in the morning.
I won’t be alone,
I won’t text you or call you
I won’t miss you
Or want to cry.
Because some day,
When I wake up ay three in the morning,
You will be laying right next to me
And not miles apart.
– (A. 02)
19. A Long Distance Love!
Enough to satisfy my craving heart’s plea,
Tomorrow will be the day I love you more,
Than today or yesterday or ever before,
Words and phrases will never do,
What my heart feels so deeply for you,
Deeper and deeper my feelings go,
My head is spinning to and fro,
I want you here, forever and more,
For our hearts to join and together explore,
Our hearts beat and beat as one,
Feel what I’m feeling, it’s only begun,
Yet, slowly my desire turns to rage,
My heart feels as though it’s within a cage,
You are so close yet so far,
At times like this I wish upon a star,
I wish you were here and not over there,
Yet life is hard as well as unfair,
All I can do is wish and wait,
Until we meet again as that is our fate,
I love you more than my words can say,
And forever my love will grow each passing day,
Until the day I gently hold your face,
Kiss your lips within a candle lit place,
Hold you close and feel you near,
Kiss your cheek and whisper among your ear,
Feel your soft skin beneath my hand,
Feel your energy inside expand,
I’ll wish for that moment as I always do,
And I’ve wished upon a star, so my wish will come true.
– Jessica Andress
20. Ache Of Longing
These times apart
Do not weaken our love.
The ache of longing
Makes each joyful reunion
A fresh revelation of passion.
We fall into each other’s arms,
And I fall for you all over again.
– John Mark Green
21. Forever Stay With Me
Don’t let the miles between us
Keep our love apart.
Just listen close and you will hear
The beating of my heart.
No distance will ever keep
My heart from loving you
There are no more tears for it to weep
For a love that runs so true,
I’ll be there with you one day soon
To love you every day
And then my heart will sing a tune
And you will hear it say
I’ve finally found my one true love
As true as one can be
And now you are all I’m thinking of
Forever stay with me
22. Fire Of Our Love
The connection between us
Is perfectly forged
And is so strong
I feel it always
No matter how far apart we are.
The deep spark of our love
Is brighter than ever
And every thought I have about you
Seems to make the distance
One day soon
That distance will disappear
And we’ll be free to let our love’s bright spark
Burn into a wildfire.
23. A Part Of You
There is a part of me
That lives in a part of you
So we are never apart.
– Timothy Joshua
24. Memories In My Mind
Though miles come between us
And distance keeps us apart
Nothing can ever change
The love inside my heart.
I may not be there with you
Every minute of the day
But you’re always here with me
In at least a thousand ways.
Whether it be a thought
Or a moment that we’ve shared
It only takes a second
To get from here to there.
Though I cannot really feel
You here at my side
It’s always nice to know
I’ve got these memories in my mind.
25. I Miss You Poem – Amy Finley, Love To Know
There are a thousand things
that I love about you.
When I’m with you
I want to take in every moment
And when we’re apart
feels like forever.
So, when missing you
almost becomes too much
And the distance seems
almost too hard to bear
When my longing for you
Threatens to drive me mad
You help me make it through.
I take comfort in thinking of your smile
like a ray of sunlight bursting through the dark clouds.
I take comfort in thinking of your laughter
Which is more beautiful than a thousand songs.
I take comfort in thinking of your arms around me
A blanket of the sweetest solace in the world.
I take comfort in thinking of your love
That brings light to my soul
and joy to my heart.
My only wish
Aside from being in your arms
Is that you take comfort, too,
In thinking of my love for you.
26. Valentine – Lorna Dee Cervantes, Poetry Foundation
Cherry plums suck a week’s soak,
overnight they explode into the scenery of before
your touch. The curtains open on the end of our past.
Pink trumpets on the vines bare to the hummingbirds.
Butterflies unclasp from the purse of their couplings, they
light and open on the doubled hands of eucalyptus fronds.
They sip from the pistils for seven generations that bear
them through another tongue as the first year of our
punishing mathematic begins clicking the calendar
forward. They land like seasoned rocks on the
decks of the cliffs. They take another turn
on the spiral of life where the blossoms
blush & pale in a day of dirty dawn
where the ghost of you webs
your limbs through branches
of cherry plum. Rare bird,
extinct color, you stay in
my dreams in x-ray. In
rerun, the bone of you
folds and layers the
shedding petals of
my grief into a
27. Dear One Absent This Long While – Lisa Olstein, Poetry Foundation
It has been so wet stones glaze in moss;
everything blooms coldly.
I expect you. I thought one night it was you
at the base of the drive, you at the foot of the stairs,
you in a shiver of light, but each time
leaves in wind revealed themselves,
the retreating shadow of a fox, daybreak.
We expect you, cat and I, bluebirds and I, the stove.
In May we dreamed of wreaths burning on bonfires
over which young men and women leapt.
June efforts quietly.
I’ve planted vegetables along each garden wall
so even if spring continues to disappoint
we can say at least the lettuce loved the rain.
I have new gloves and a new hoe.
I practice eulogies. He was a hawk
with white feathered legs. She had the quiet ribs
of a salamander crossing the old pony post road.
Yours is the name the leaves chatter
at the edge of the unrabbited woods.
28. My Love – Amy Finley, Love to Know
When I close my eyes
I can hear your voice
I can see your face
I can feel the touch of your lips as we kiss.
When I open my eyes
I see an empty room
Without your beautiful smile lighting it up
And I’m missing you so much it hurts.
I ache to hold you
To be in your arms
To hear your laughter.
Know that even as far apart as we are
My love for you
is as strong as ever.
29. A Memory – Lola Ridge, Poets.org
The crackle of the palm trees
Over the mooned white roofs of the town…
The shining town…
And the tender fumbling of the surf
On the sulphur-yellow beaches
As we sat…a little apart…in the close-pressing night.
The moon hung above us like a golden mango,
And the moist air clung to our faces,
Warm and fragrant as the open mouth of a child
And we watched the out-flung sea
Rolling to the purple edge of the world,
Yet ever back upon itself…
And mooned white memory
Of a tropic sea…
How softly it comes up
Like an ungathered lily.
30. Piece Of You – Amy Finley, Love to Know
When said you had to go,
I knew I’d never make it through
Unless I had a piece of you
To help me make it through the day
And help me keep the tears at bay.
So, I keep a bit of you
Inside my heart through all I do
So, when I end up feeling blue,
It’s there to brighten up my mood.
A bit of your laughter, your smile, too,
It’s there inside my heart so true.
I keep it close and hold it tight
Because you’re my sweetest
love and light.
31. When We Two Parted – George Gordon Byron, Poets.org
When we two parted
In silence and tears,
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.
32. My Dearest Love – Sherri Brown, Longdistanced
I see you in my thoughts and dreams,
When I awake, how real it seems.
You aren’t here to comfort me,
But soon I hope you will be.
No one truly knows or understands;
You have my heart in your hands.
My love is what you truly own.
Come soon and make our house a home.
Inside those walls you are doing your time,
Not being here with me is your only true crime.
Others in your life will come and go,
But my love is true, and I’m sure you know.
I may not be rich or the prettiest one,
But I love you so much; you are my sun.
You light up my life every time you call.
When the time is up, I begin to fall.
You are my stars, you are my moon,
Being with you will come very soon.
So when you sleep, take this to heart,
No one or nothing will keep us apart.
33. Love Grows, No Matter the Distance – Kelly Roper, Love to Know
Our love grows like vines between us.
They gently bind us together.
But when one of us has to travel far,
Those vines do not wither and break.
They grow longer and stronger,
More lovely and vibrant,
Until they burst into bloom when we reunite.
34. My Only Love – Sheri Medina, Long distanced
Since the first day we met,
I knew you were the one.
God answered my prayers;
You came down from above.
You gave me your heart,
You gave me your trust.
From that very moment,
It was more than just lust.
Your sweet, loving words
Can never be compared.
I am your forever partner;
My soul I have bared.
Never put into question
Any of my feelings being true.
I have found my one and only.
Baby, that is YOU!
35. My Love, Though We Are Apart – Kelly Roper, Love to Know
My love, though we are apart,
My own heart abides with you,
Since it became yours the day we met
And with each beat, its love is renewed.
36. My One, My Only, My Everything – D. Lancaster, Longdistanced
For so long, I wished for the day.
The day that our love would find its way.
From my heart and into your soul,
The feeling so strong, I had no control.
When then that day came, when I found you again,
I vowed never to make the same mistake.
I knew I would never let you go,
For my life is now complete in a way I cannot show.
For eternity I will spend making you believe,
You are the sole reason that I breathe.
My life is yours, my hopes and desires too.
Until my dying day, my heart is reserved just for you.
You are everything I could ever need and more,
More than I deserve or would dare wish for.
You are my baby, my angel, my dream girl
I’m thankful everyday that you are my whole world.
For the time I spend with you, my heart truly sings
My one, My only, My EVERYTHING.
37. No Mere I Love You… – Kelly Roper, Love to Know
Saying I love you long distance
Isn’t as easy as it may seem.
I must choose each word carefully
So you know “I love you” isn’t some platitude.
Each word must convince you how much I miss you,
How much I care for you, and
How much I want to be by your side.
Those three little words simply aren’t enough
To show you how I feel, but they’ll have to do
Until I can hold you again.
38. Far Away Lover – Janna Rutty, Longdistanced
I lay in my bed and think about you
I love you so much I don’t know what to do
I feel your warmth at my side
The pain in my heart moves to my eyes
So far away yet always so near
You are the reason I am still here.
I await the times when we can talk
I await the times we can finally hold hands and walk
To feel you for real… so close to me
The happiest person in the world is what you would make me.
Your eyes shine like a million suns
You shine more brightly than anyone
Your smile so sweet can’t help but make me smile
It stops my world even for a little while
I await the time when my hand is in yours
To hear you say those 3 little words.
There are still no words I can say to describe
My heart it aches and my eyes they cry
But when we talk my heart flies
you always wipe away the tears I cry.
Even though you aren’t here
And I miss you so much my dear
I’ll love you forever and ever
I’ll always love you my far away lover.
39. That Special Moment! – David Yearwood, Longdistanced
My love, how much I want to be there with you,
To feel your touch and see your smile.
To hear you say, I love you so,
For all the ways you’ll show me how.
O my love, I long to be with you,
O my love, words will never express,
The feelings I have for you inside,
I’ll give my all, just to be with you,
being in your arms, safe and sound,
to see your tender smile again.
Holding me softly, with your tender touch,
being ever so close and never apart.
O my Love I need You so,
my soul is on fire.
My passion and emotion is here for you,
with much desire, I just can’t explain.
My heart is ready to surrender all.
Come to me, I’m ready for love,
I want it to be that special time!
40. I Know It – Misti Green, Longdistanced
It was love at first sight
When I saw you I knew.
Together we would be,
Just me and you.
You’re the only one,
I love you so much.
I’m all alone now,
And I long for your touch.
It seems so long
Since you have left.
You said you would be back,
I just hope for the best.
It has been three days,
I miss you so…
I wish that I
Was allowed to go.
You said you would call
When you arrived.
But when you didn’t,
It made me cry.
I countdown the days
Until you’re back in my world.
I still can’t believe
That you chose me to be your girl.
My love is true,
I know yours is too.
And I can’t wait
To be back with you.
41. Thinking About You – Gary R. Hess, Longdistanced
When I ate today at noon
All I could think about was you
I wish you were here to do what you do
I wish I could feed you with my spoon
Hoping someday I will see your smile again
I do not know if I can take all this pain
Knowing that I am here and you are there
Thinking about the times we had and will not have
You are the best there ever was and will be
There is nothing to explain to you but lovely
Even when I was sad, you made me happy
I do not know what to do
I can only hope that one day I will get to see you!
42. A Lover’s Patience – Joy Hensley, Longdistanced
Lost is the girl
With the lonely smile
She waits for her love
A long and weary mile
He stole her heart
Before she’d even seen
He’d be her prince
And she’d be his queen
Though far away
She knows in her heart
A connection between them
Cannot be torn apart
Born to love him
All of her life
She awaits his return
With no grief or strife
Love brought them near
And will see them to the end
Together they’ll be,
Their distance time will amend.
43. Each And Every Moment – William Lindenmuth, Longdistanced
For each and every moment
Every second I exist
I live and breathe for you
Your love, I cannot resist
To live and love this lifetime
You are in my daily prayer
For times when you are not with me
When I close my eyes, you are there
For every dance together
For every star above
The light that burns within us
The passion of your love
With dreams so never-ending
For every sparkling sea
For each sunrise and sunset
I feel your love in me
For every breath worth taking
More than the air I breathe
The love that lives within me
Forever I believe
For each and every moment
And every heartfelt kiss
I am always thinking of you
And of the things, I would miss
For every hug that we have shared
And every soft embrace
For every smile turned to laughter
No other could take your place
For each and every moment
This heart is so warm and pure
Gently caresses each heartbeat
And I could not ask for more.
44. When I See You Again – Sterling Seitz, Love Life Poems
When I see you again, it will be like seeing the most beautiful sunrise and the brightest star on the clearest of nights.
When I see you again, my heart will be full of love as It was the day you left, never missing a beat and growing stronger every passing day.
When I see you again, time will seem to stop, thinking only of the future and what it holds.
When I see you again, it can not end soon enough, for it seems like forever.
When I see you again, I will spend the rest of my life making you happier than you have ever been, so I never have to not see you again!
45. You Are Missing From Me – Adam Riley, Love Life Poems
I wish I could be where you are,
To feel the warmth of your embrace,
“Tu me manques my darling!” is all I can say.
The snow drifts upon me,
With shards of memories,
I long to kiss your lips,
For they stir sweet melodies.
A hug, cuddle or touch would ease my aching soul,
I long to be with you,
For you are what makes me whole.
46. When I Am Missing You – Heather Grace Stewart, Love Life Poems
When I miss you,
I walk to the river’s edge.
Frozen or free-flowing,
it soothes me;
sends me back to our small adventures.
No matter how cold it is outside,
our summers warm me,
and we are together again.
47. Thinking About The Distance – Mina Milad, OzoFe.com
As I think about the distance,
I start to crave your brilliance.
I dream to see you for an instant.
Without you I question my existence.
When I look at the sky,
I think about the time.
How fast will it fly?
How much will I cry?
Why are you so unique?
How are you so complete?
You’re someone I cannot critique,
As you always bring me relief.
To you, I can write a gig
About how your heart’s so big
And how my soul you rigged,
How our hearts just clicked.
Unlike my future profession,
Your love I do not question.
I forbid you to be another lesson.
You and I are destined to be caressing.
Sadness is the feeling I get
When I think of leaving you again.
Know that you’re not just another friend;
You’re someone to whom my poems I send.
48. Time And Distance – Catrina Heart, OzoFe.com
Destiny’s hands shows the right chosen way
When to let go, when to cut loose in its rhyme
He has the final say to our paths in time
To what so ever draws in our soft palms
My love will perpetually be true to your heart
Time is passing by, something we can’t undermine
Time travels without a pause to croon its chant
Even distances cuddle us, meddling in our affairs
my love will forever remain to see your smiling face
I’ll be your shinning star, your guiding light
Watching you from the distance, day and night
For my love is here, no matter what you do
I shall be here by your side, loving you
We will always be each in others hearts
Even if the oceans divide us apart
Even distance has been a thorn in our lives
Whiles love is the rose that bonded our hearts
our lips pine for each others touch
promise, the oceans will not blow away our love
Our hands long to be hand in hand
Our hearts yearn to live entwine
For the rest of our lives
Oh I pray one day fate delivers you into my arms
49. I Will Always Be There For You – Nidhi Kaul, Longdistanced
I will always be there for you,
I am your little friend..
I will always be in love with you,
all the way till the end..
I will always care for you,
I will never leave…
you are one person,
I can never deceive
I shall go off to sleep,
much before you think,
Maybe I’m not with you,
The next second you blink
The day, when I’m not with you,
Just close your eyes
and take my name,
I promise you dear.
Your life will be the same.
I will love you more and more,
with each rising day,
I will always be there for you
even if we are far away
Infographic: 3 Beautiful Poems Every Long-Distance Relationship Couple Will Relate To
There are so many poems written and read through the ages that revolve around the themes of love, longing and separation, some more eloquent than others. What sets many of these poems apart is how briefly yet poignantly they have expressed the emotions that arise from being apart from one’s lover.
Here is an infographic with 3 such wonderfully expressed poems that are short yet powerful enough to elicit deep feelings of romance and devotion in readers.
You want to make your lover feel special despite the miles between you in the long-distance relationship and let them know how much you want to be next to them. However, you struggle to find the right words, and nothing seems to do justice to your feelings. Fret not; these poems about long-distance relationships are from some well-known writers and anonymous contributors and can be the ultimate answer to all your worries! All you got to do is choose the one that you feel describes your emotions most closely and send it to your partner.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can a man fall in love long-distance?
Yes. There is a chance for a man to fall in love long-distance. If he cares for you, wants the absolute best of you, and makes you his priority, you can consider he is in love with you.
What does a man want in a long-distance relationship?
A man wants proper communication, availability, assurance, and loyalty in a long-distance relationship.
Is cheating more common in long-distance relationships?
No. Cheating does not occur in most cases, but it depends on the quality of the relationship. A person who has unfulfilled needs tends to cheat on the partner in a long-distance relationship.
How do you know if your long-distance boyfriend is losing interest?
Your long-distance boyfriend may possibly be losing interest if you feel something is lacking or off in your relationship, or your partner doesn’t communicate with you properly, or he does not want to talk for too long.
How do I know if my long-distance relationship is loyal?
If your partner makes time for you, respects your decisions, takes good care, makes an effort to visit you, and never makes any excuses, you can consider your long-distance relationship to be loyal.
Should you text every day in a long-distance relationship?
You can text your loved one every day in a long-distance relationship. However, don’t spend more time on texting as it may turn your relationship unhealthy. It is important to give each other some space as well.
Listen to and share this heartfelt love poem for long-distance relationships. Click on the video to keep the flame of love alive even when apart.