Short Sad Poems

Sometimes you don't need to write a lot to express a feeling. This category is for sad poems when just a few lines will do. Feelings are not complex. When we allow ourselves to feel them in a pure undiluted way, we often begin the process of releasing pent up sadness. When you want to tell the story and the reasons behind the feeling, that will often turn into a longer poem. Both of these styles of telling are equally valid. It is simply a matter of what needs to be expressed in the moment.

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Poem About How We Hide Ourselves
  • By Kleis Val
  • Published: April 18, 2015
The Mask

She smiles, I cry.
She is outgoing, I am shy.
She loves, I am alone.
She is amazing, I am unknown.

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  • Votes 274
  • Rating 4.30
  • By Cath Glasgow
  • Published: October 2009
How Could I Be So Lonely

How could I be so lost,
In a place I know so well?
How could I be so broken,
In a family so together?...

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  • Stories 8
  • Emailed 10
  • Votes 998
  • Rating 4.24
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Hi Kinsey,

My sister is 20 and has high functioning autism. I don't understand her 100% but I love her unconditionally. You don't need to be understood to be loved. I'm 25 and...

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  • By David Mchugh
  • Published: October 2008
Possibility Pair, Of Ox

I wake up,
I never sleep

I fill my lungs,...

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  • Stories 1
  • Emailed 4
  • Votes 436
  • Rating 4.24
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I'm 11 years old and I needed a short poem for my Literacy, and I chose this one because from my point of view, it has passionate and strict words that describe what the poem is about. I...

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  • By Lora
  • Published: January 2011
Hurt And Pain

Hurt and pain.
There's much to gain.
Peace and love.
It's all the same....

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  • Stories 2
  • Emailed 8
  • Votes 1083
  • Rating 4.15
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I have somehow a connection to this poem and like it. I hope the others don't suffer too much like the one in this poem.

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Silent Tears

shh...listen don't you hear
I'm crying but they are silent tears
I'm crying on the inside so you can't see
all the pain running though me

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  • Stories 1
  • Emailed 10
  • Votes 746
  • Rating 4.12
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I feel this story so much, I wish people could see, could hear my silent cries for help. I need someone just anyone to be able to see past this fake smile I wear every day.

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