Sad Poems

Sad Poems

Poems About Unhappiness

These are poems about sadness in all its varied forms. There is much sadness in the world and many reasons to be sad. Sadness is a difficult feeling to cope with. Often, it is caused by traumatic events or depression. The melancholy caused by deep sadness might begin to interfere with your day to day life, leaving you feeling unmotivated and even worthless. Expressing such feelings in writing, especially through poems will not only help you to cope, it can actually help you to heal emotionally. Sit down, find a pencil and paper, and pour your heart out onto the page. You are likely to find that the result is a feeling of calmness and relief.

100 Most Popular Sad Poems

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  1. 1 Solitude By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

    in Famous Sad Poems

    • Stories 11
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  2. 2 Tulips By Sylvia Plath

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    • Stories 0
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    • Votes 99
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  3. 3 Winter Stars By Sara Teasdale

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    • Stories 0
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    • Favorited 16
    • Votes 125
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  4. 4 Alone By Edgar Allan Poe

    in Famous Sad Poems

    • Stories 5
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  5. 5 Black Bird By Laura C. Lords

    Poem Raped At 12

    in Rape Poems

    • Stories 15
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    • Favorited 71
    • Votes 1803
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  7. 6 Demons Of Darkness By Olivia B

    Poem About Demons Inside

    in Depression Poems

    • Stories 57
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    • Votes 10744
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  8. 7 Silent Screams By Aaron

    Depression And Anxiety

    in Depression Poems

    • Stories 15
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    • Votes 2289
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  9. 8 Scars By Laura R

    Poem About Winning The Battle Over Self-Harm

    in Depression Poems

    • Stories 40
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  10. 9 Behind The Mask By Melisa Bernards

    Poem About Depression And Pain

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    • Stories 58
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  11. 10 My Mask By Briana M

    Poem About Hiding The Truth From People

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    • Stories 18
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    • Votes 3409
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  12. 11 Struggling With Depression And Suicide By Debbie Leads

    in Depression Poems

    • Stories 55
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    • Votes 4246
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  13. 12 Our Hearts Will Always Touch By Ranja Kujala

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    • Stories 104
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  15. 13 My Master By Selena Odom

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    • Stories 14
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    • Votes 1794
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  16. 14 The Darkness By Dallas E. Krystof

    Loved Ones Not Understanding Your Depression

    in Depression Poems

    • Stories 12
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    • Votes 2434
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  17. 15 I Wish I Weren't Alone By Jo

    Loneliness Hurts Poem

    in Alone Poems

    • Stories 25
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    • Votes 2191
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  18. 16 Mask By Matt

    Poem About Wearing A Mask That Always Smiles

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    • Stories 79
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  19. 17 Cold Dark Corner By Blake Duffy

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    • Stories 15
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    • Votes 3162
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  20. 18 Depression By Patricia A Fleming

    Depression Is A Monster

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    • Stories 13
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    • Votes 1765
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  21. 19 No Way Out From Sexual Abuse By Louise

    in Abuse Poems

    • Stories 231
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  22. 20 Speechless By Kyra Lee

    Child Abuse Ends In Death

    in Abuse Poems

    • Stories 58
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  23. 21 Mysterious Pain By Peggy Stewart

    Poem About Anxiety Disorder

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    • Stories 19
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  24. 22 The Voice Of Addiction By Carrie Roush

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    • Stories 25
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  25. 23 A Letter From Your Disease By Siera

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    • Stories 9
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  26. 24 Taking It Day By Day By Vincent Ramos

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    • Stories 21
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    • Votes 1851
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  27. 25 Abuse By Adri

    Domestic Violence Poem

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    • Stories 20
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    • Votes 3730
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  28. 26 How Could I Be So Lonely By Cath Glasgow

    in Short Sad Poems

    • Stories 14
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  29. 27 Hurt And Pain By Lora

    in Short Sad Poems

    • Stories 8
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  30. 28 The Monster By Olivia M Likens

    Poem About Fighting Through Anxiety

    in Mental Illness Poems

    • Stories 10
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    • Votes 1371
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  31. 29 Breathe By Tiffaney L. Ganci

    Living With Anxiety

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    • Stories 4
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    • Votes 677
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  32. 30 Daddy, Don't Be Scared By Jade E. Mcnullen

    in Cancer Poems

    • Stories 31
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    • Votes 1284
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  33. 31 Goodnight Our Hero By Juli Round

    Son Died Of Cancer Poem

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    • Stories 42
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    • Votes 1055
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  34. 32 Change What Is To Come By Anonymous

    Life Changing In A Moment

    in Rape Poems

    • Stories 29
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    • Favorited 81
    • Votes 1621
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  35. 33 Signed, Your Mind By Emma

    Poem About Anxiety And Panic Disorder

    in Mental Illness Poems

    • Stories 9
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    • Favorited 231
    • Votes 1090
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  36. 34 Now You've Recovered By Charles A Cino

    Inspiring Poem On Starting Life After Mental Illness

    in Mental Illness Poems

    • Stories 2
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    • Votes 576
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  37. 35 From Oppression Comes Light By Erik Whitehead

    Finding Hope To Overcome Depression

    in Depression Poems

    • Stories 7
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  38. 36 Sunshine After Rain By Brenda Winders

    Inspirational Poem About Addiction

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    • Stories 13
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  39. 37 Another Breakdown By Shaydee A. Ault

    Poem: Experiencing A Mental Breakdown

    in Mental Illness Poems

    • Stories 14
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  40. 38 Inside Out By Angie M Flores

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    • Stories 42
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  41. 39 The Mask By Kleis Val

    Poem About How We Hide Ourselves

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    • Stories 5
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  42. 40 My Repossessed Hope By Evangeline King

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    • Stories 0
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  43. 41 Dementia By Debbie Bell

    Dementia From The Parent’s Perspective

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    • Stories 1
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  44. 42 The Ongoing Battles With My Demons By Patricia A Fleming

    Expressing Despair

    in Dark Poems

    • Stories 2
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  45. 43 A Stranger Comes To Call By John Kehoe

    Thoughts On Being Diagnosed With Cancer

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    • Stories 4
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  46. 44 We Couldn't See By Brian E Pardee

    Dissociative Identity Disorder

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    • Stories 2
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  47. 45 My Rage By Lorilei Brown

    Poem About The Abused Becoming An Abuser

    in Hate Poems

    • Stories 3
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  48. 46 Struggling To Breathe By Sima

    Poem About Anxious Thoughts

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    • Stories 3
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  49. 47 Darkness By Evangeline King

    No Moon Tonight: A Poem Of Darkness And Anxiety

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    • Stories 0
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  50. 48 Tears By Whitney Fancher

    Poem About Crying And What Tears Mean

    in Crying Poems

    • Stories 4
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    • Votes 991
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  51. 49 A Lonely Star By Mikayela Dzenowski

    Poem About Loneliness And Depression

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    • Stories 6
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  52. 50 Uninvited Guest By Vicky

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    • Stories 2
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  53. 51 The Daily Battle By Max S.

    Poem About Depression And Self-Image Issues

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    • Stories 3
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  54. 52 Words Unsaid By Melanie Dawn Batac

    Poem Reflecting On Missed Opportunities

    in Regret Poems

    • Stories 2
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  55. 53 I Hate To Cry By Elizabeth McCrorie

    Trying To Be Strong

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    • Stories 1
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  56. 54 Hush Little Sister By Yerzinia

    in Abuse Poems

    • Stories 83
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  57. 55 Lost In Pain By Steff

    Trying To Hide My Feelings

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    • Stories 11
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    • Votes 2396
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  58. 56 Broken By Tonya

    Poem About Loving Someone With PTSD

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    • Stories 19
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  59. 57 Worth By Joel

    Reaching Out For Someone To Care

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    • Stories 13
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    • Votes 2176
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  60. 58 Welcome To Hell By Nelly Barnes

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    • Stories 18
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  61. 59 I Trusted You By Jessica

    Can No Longer Trust

    in Rape Poems

    • Stories 70
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    • Votes 1896
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  62. 60 Dear Heroin By Summer Sager

    Poem About Overcoming A Drug Addiction

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    • Stories 42
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    • Favorited 150
    • Votes 1791
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  63. 61 Lost Soul By Randall Pela

    in Alone Poems

    • Stories 16
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    • Votes 1846
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  64. 62 And I'm The Girl By Jillian Baker

    Feeling Lonely Poem

    in Alone Poems

    • Stories 18
    • Shares 4115
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    • Votes 1792
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  65. 63 Lost By Sarah Boston

    Poem About A Dying Soul

    in Crying Poems

    • Stories 8
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  66. 64 Wondering Why Am I Here By Raymond Martineau

    in Crying Poems

    • Stories 16
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    • Votes 2099
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  67. 65 Hold Me By Chula

    I'm Feeling Alone Poem

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    • Stories 52
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  68. 66 5 Years Old By Kristie

    Child Fighting Cancer Poem

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    • Stories 18
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    • Votes 787
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  69. 67 Life Is An Illusion By Trisha

    Poem About Giving Up Or Pushing Forward

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    • Stories 5
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  70. 68 Mother's Smile By Tessa McGregor

    Poem About A Mother's Courage Facing Cancer

    in Cancer Poems

    • Stories 23
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    • Votes 594
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  71. 69 Recovering By Selena Odom

    Recovering From An Addiction

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    • Stories 0
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    • Votes 353
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  72. 70 Daddy's Doll By Ronald Doe

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    • Stories 15
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  73. 71 Living In My World By Tiffany L. Holic

    Poem About Growing Up In An Abusive House

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    • Stories 26
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  74. 72 Searching For My Soul By D.A.H.

    Feeling Lost In This World

    in Alone Poems

    • Stories 4
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  75. 73 Forever Changed By Danielle

    Poem About Being Raped By Father

    in Rape Poems

    • Stories 21
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  76. 74 Addict By Rian Kays

    Day In The Life Of An Addict Poem

    in Addiction Poems

    • Stories 23
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  77. 75 Losing Myself By Remnant

    Suffocating In Sadness: A Poem Of Losing Yourself

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    • Stories 1
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  78. 76 My Fears By Samantha Medlin

    Poem About Fears And Being Afraid

    in Crying Poems

    • Stories 15
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    • Favorited 158
    • Votes 1473
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  79. 77 Just Look Into My Eyes By Bryan Rankin

    in Alone Poems

    • Stories 18
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  80. 78 Silent Tears By Amanda Smith

    in Short Sad Poems

    • Stories 7
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  81. 79 Depression Is Never Ending By Sarah Boston

    Wanting Depression To Go Away

    in Depression Poems

    • Stories 22
    • Shares 1183
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  82. 80 Last Embers Verse II By BGW

    When The End Of Life Is Near

    in Sickness Poems

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 33
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    • Votes 16
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  83. 81 Take Back Your Life By Tonya R. Zuber

    You Are Not Alone

    in Addiction Poems

    • Stories 0
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  84. 82 Finding A Voice By Emily E. Williams

    Recovery From An Eating Disorder

    in Mental Illness Poems

    • Stories 0
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  85. 83 Hope By Amanda M. Ricci

    Poem About There Is Always Hope Of Overcoming Depression

    in Depression Poems

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 46
    • Favorited 9
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  86. 84 A Child's Fear By Susan M. Reichennek Reid

    Child Witnessing Domestic Violence

    in Abuse Poems

    • Stories 0
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  87. 85 The Way In Which We Cry By Arianna

    The Healing Power Of Crying

    in Crying Poems

    • Stories 0
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    • Votes 145
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  88. 86 Glance By Ashley Reyes

    Hiding Behind A Mask To Pretend I'm Okay

    in Depression Poems

    • Stories 2
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  89. 87 Depression Blues By Tina M. Casalvera

    Poem About Struggle With Bipolar Depression

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  90. 88 To My Mom By Jennifer Correa

    Keep Fighting Cancer Poem

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    • Stories 7
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  91. 89 My Special Sister Vicki By Barbara Looney

    Sister Fighting Breast Cancer

    in Cancer Poems

    • Stories 13
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  92. 90 Suicide Note By Stephen K. Treharne

    Attempted Suicide

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    • Stories 0
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    • Votes 75
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  93. 91 Cancer By Jessica Louise Wheeler

    Inspirational Poem For Fighting Cancer

    in Cancer Poems

    • Stories 2
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    • Votes 350
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  94. 92 The Monster He's Become By Patricia A Fleming

    Poem About Domestic Violence

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    • Stories 0
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    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 83
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  95. 93 Living With Dementia By Emma L. Buckley

    Dementia Awareness

    in Sickness Poems

    • Stories 5
    • Shares 242
    • Favorited 9
    • Votes 145
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  96. 94 I Hate You Cancer By Carolyn Pritts

    in Cancer Poems

    • Stories 5
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    • Votes 308
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  97. 95 The Countdown By Emma H

    Suffocating From Anxiety And Depression

    in Depression Poems

    • Stories 0
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    • Votes 12
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  98. 96 Walls By Mssparklyone

    Poem About Breaking Free From Feeling Isolated

    in Alone Poems

    • Stories 1
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  99. 97 The Little Girl Lay So Still By Angielogie

    in Abuse Poems

    • Stories 0
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  100. 98 Losing Me...Finding Me By Gabrielle Kruger

    Diagnosed With Parkinson's Disease

    in Sickness Poems

    • Stories 2
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  101. 99 Little Schizophrenic Girl By Brian E Pardee

    A Girl I Met At The Mental Hospital

    in Mental Illness Poems

    • Stories 5
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  102. 100 Last Embers Verse I By BGW

    Slowly Losing A Loved One

    in Sickness Poems

    • Stories 2
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    • Votes 30
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