13 Love Poems for Long Distance Relationships

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There is a saying that "absence makes the heart grow fonder," and long distance relationship poems can help you express your feelings when separated from your lover. Whether you're looking for a serious verse to share, or something more lighthearted to send across the miles, a long distance love poem from the heart can help show your love no matter how far apart you are from that special someone.

Poems to Express Your Love

Use a unique poem to share your feelings with your loved one and connect despite the distance between you. Whether you want to write a love poem for him that's long distance or you're thinking of long distance love poems for your girlfriend, one of these is sure to express your feelings.


By Amy Finley

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.

My Love

By Amy Finley

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.

Dreams of Distant Lovers

By Amy Finley

I live for the moment my dreams begin
Because that's when I dream of you.

The day means nothing without you beside me
But when night falls, I'll dream your love anew.

Until I can finally have you in my arms
My dreams will have to see me through.

I'll be with you for hours in my dreams
Until the fall of the morning dew.

When we're finally together again
That's the moment my dreams come true.

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Fire of Our Love

By Amy Finley

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
Appear smaller
And smaller.
Until -

One day soon
That distance will disappear
And we'll be free to let our love's bright spark
Burn into a wildfire.

Piece of You

By Amy Finley

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.

Heart Song

By Amy Finley

Until our final kiss goodbye
I didn't know that hearts could fly
But mine flew away
With you that day.

Distance, so few thoughts I gave,
Until you had to leave that day.
But in that moment I could feel
That distance is heavy, hard, and real.

I didn't know that heartstrings tied
And tangled up so much inside.
Until the last smile you sent my way
When you had to go that day.

I never thought that time could seem
So cold and cruel that I could scream.
Until the long hours after you'd gone,
As my heart cried until the dawn.

Now I am just holding on
For the moment our love's sweet song
Together loud and true will ring
As so in love our hearts will sing.

NY/LON relationship

Every Moment

By Amy Finley

As each star comes out to shine
As the wind rustles across the land
As the moonlight sweeps across the room
I'm thinking of you.

When the sun burns its morning greeting
When the birds chirp and swoop through the sky
When the leaves of the trees dance through the air
I'm thinking of you.

During the haze of late afternoon sun
During the smooth swirl and flow of the clouds across the sky
During the fade of the bustling day
I'm thinking of you.

While the twilight shadows begin to fall
While the evening air begins to chill
While the crickets begin their sweet evening chorus
I'm thinking of you.

Just as the darkest hour of the night falls
Just as the world is hushed and silent
Just as dreamland beckons,
I'm thinking of you

Every day
Every hour
Every moment
I'm thinking of you through the miles
and loving you.

I Miss You Poem

By Amy Finley

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
Every moment
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 round 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.

Distance Can Keep Love Growing

Poetry often says so much more than be can expressed aloud. In a long distance relationship, this is especially important because when you can't physically spend time together you have to find emotional ways to keep the relationship going.

Love Grows, No Matter the Distance

By Kelly Roper

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.

Poetry Brings You Together

While many of these long distance love poems are sad and complicated, don't forget poetry can also express feelings of hope and joy that you will be together again.

True Love Brings Always Brings Us Back

By Kelly Roper

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.

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Poetry That Evokes Hope

Just because you're far apart doesn't mean everything has to be painful. Remember the times you spent in-person and keep those memories going until you can be together again.

Hope for Our Future

By Kelly Roper

My love for you cannot be weakened
No matter how long or how far we are apart.
My heart waits patiently and holds all my love for you tenderly.
I relive those wonderful moments, each kiss, each embrace
As I await your return in hope for our future together.

Poems About Being Apart From a Lover

Poetry about separation from your lover is very common. Just because you're apart physically, though, doesn't have to mean you're apart spiritually and emotionally.

My Love, Though We Are Apart

By Kelly Roper

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.

How to Say I Love You Long Distance

Sometimes words are barely enough to tell your lover what's in your heart when long distance is involved. In cases like this, "I love you" becomes more of a promise of things to come.

No Mere I Love You...

By Kelly Roper

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.

Pencil With I Love You Text

What to Do With Poems

If you are in a long distance relationship, exchanging poetry might be just what you need to keep the romance alive. Whether it's your own short and cute love poem or another writer's romantic poetry that resonates your feelings, sharing the emotional journey will help you both grow stronger.

Romantic Gifts

Think of poetry as a gift that can keep a long distance love story sizzling. Creative ways to share poems include:

  • Send one poem a day by email
  • Send written poems in the mail as a surprise
  • Write out poems into a blank book and mail the book back and forth to each other
  • Send books of romantic love poems or letters to each other
  • Good choices for gifts include 100 Love Sonnets by Pablo Neruda and 100 Best Love Poems of All Time edited by Leslie Pockell

Sharing Poetry Together

Poetry can also be an interactive tool that loving couples can share over the phone and discuss.

  • Read poems aloud to each other over the phone.
  • Use poems to help you get through the tough times.
  • Remember to find poems that also celebrate your love.

Help Your Love Grow Stronger

Long distance love doesn't have to kill the romance. In fact, when you're physically apart this can be a time to build an even stronger foundation. Sharing thoughtful poems with your lover is the perfect way to show you care and pass the days before you meet again. Some of the greatest love stories happened between people who were apart. No matter the reason for the separation, you can use long distance love poems to strengthen your bond.

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