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

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    • Stories 11
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  2. 2 Black Bird By Laura C. Lords

    Poem Raped At 12

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    • Stories 14
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  3. 3 Demons Of Darkness By Olivia B

    Poem About Demons Inside

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    • Stories 57
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  4. 4 Scars By Laura R

    Poem About Winning The Battle Over Self-Harm

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    • Stories 38
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  5. 5 The Monster By Olivia M Likens

    Poem About Fighting Through Anxiety

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    • Stories 9
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    • Favorited 168
    • Votes 1340
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  7. 6 Depression By Patricia A Fleming

    Depression Is A Monster

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    • Stories 13
    • Shares 9698
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    • Votes 1747
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  8. 7 Mysterious Pain By Peggy Stewart

    Poem About Anxiety Disorder

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    • Stories 19
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    • Favorited 159
    • Votes 783
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  9. 8 My Master By Selena Odom

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    • Stories 13
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    • Votes 1281
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  10. 9 Silent Screams By Aaron

    Depression And Anxiety

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    • Stories 14
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    • Votes 2188
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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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  12. 11 Behind The Mask By Melisa Bernards

    Poem About Depression And Pain

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    • Stories 58
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  13. 12 Mask By Matt

    Poem About Wearing A Mask That Always Smiles

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  15. 13 Struggling With Depression And Suicide By Debbie Leads

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    • Stories 53
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  16. 14 I Wish I Weren't Alone By Jo

    Loneliness Hurts Poem

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    • Stories 25
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  17. 15 Cold Dark Corner By Blake Duffy

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    • Stories 15
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  18. 16 Another Breakdown By Shaydee A. Ault

    Poem: Experiencing A Mental Breakdown

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    • Stories 14
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  19. 17 Our Hearts Will Always Touch By Ranja Kujala

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    • Stories 104
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  20. 18 Signed, Your Mind By Emma

    Poem About Anxiety And Panic Disorder

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    • Stories 8
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  21. 19 No Way Out From Sexual Abuse By Louise

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    • Stories 229
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  22. 20 Change What Is To Come By Anonymous

    Life Changing In A Moment

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    • Stories 28
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  23. 21 The Darkness By Dallas E. Krystof

    Loved Ones Not Understanding Your Depression

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    • Stories 12
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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 Hurt And Pain By Lora

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    • Stories 8
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  27. 25 Abuse By Adri

    Domestic Violence Poem

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    • Stories 20
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    • Votes 2645
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  28. 26 Daddy, Don't Be Scared By Jade E. Mcnullen

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    • Stories 31
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    • Votes 220
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  29. 27 Goodnight Our Hero By Juli Round

    Son Died Of Cancer Poem

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    • Stories 42
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  30. 28 Tears By Whitney Fancher

    Poem About Crying And What Tears Mean

    in Crying Poems

    • Stories 4
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    • Votes 578
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  31. 29 Now You've Recovered By Charles A Cino

    Inspiring Poem On Starting Life After Mental Illness

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    • Stories 2
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  32. 30 Speechless By Kyra Lee

    Child Abuse Ends In Death

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    • Stories 58
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  33. 31 From Oppression Comes Light By Erik Whitehead

    Finding Hope To Overcome Depression

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    • Stories 7
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    • Votes 806
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  34. 32 Inside Out By Angie M Flores

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    • Stories 42
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    • Votes 323
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  35. 33 Sunshine After Rain By Brenda Winders

    Inspirational Poem About Addiction

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    • Stories 12
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  36. 34 A Lonely Star By Mikayela Dzenowski

    Poem About Loneliness And Depression

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    • Stories 6
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  37. 35 How Could I Be So Lonely By Cath Glasgow

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    • Stories 13
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  38. 36 The Mask By Kleis Val

    Poem About How We Hide Ourselves

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    • Stories 5
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  39. 37 Taking It Day By Day By Vincent Ramos

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    • Stories 21
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  40. 38 Dementia By Debbie Bell

    Dementia From The Parent’s Perspective

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    • Stories 1
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  41. 39 Darkness By Evangeline King

    No Moon Tonight: A Poem Of Darkness And Anxiety

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  42. 40 Tulips By Sylvia Plath

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    • Stories 0
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  43. 41 Breathe By Tiffaney L. Ganci

    Living With Anxiety

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    • Stories 3
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  44. 42 The Ongoing Battles With My Demons By Patricia A Fleming

    Expressing Despair

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    • Stories 1
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  45. 43 Uninvited Guest By Vicky

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  46. 44 The Daily Battle By Max S.

    Poem About Depression And Self-Image Issues

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    • Stories 3
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  47. 45 Alone By Edgar Allan Poe

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  48. 46 Words Unsaid By Melanie Dawn Batac

    Poem Reflecting On Missed Opportunities

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    • Stories 1
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  49. 47 I Hate To Cry By Elizabeth McCrorie

    Trying To Be Strong

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    • Stories 1
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  50. 48 Sometimes I Get Lonely By Emily B

    Poem About Waiting For The Phone To Ring

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    • Stories 1
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  51. 49 Hush Little Sister By Yerzinia

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    • Stories 83
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  52. 50 Broken By Tonya

    Poem About Loving Someone With PTSD

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    • Stories 19
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  53. 51 Lost In Pain By Steff

    Trying To Hide My Feelings

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    • Stories 11
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  54. 52 Worth By Joel

    Reaching Out For Someone To Care

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    • Stories 13
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  55. 53 Welcome To Hell By Nelly Barnes

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    • Stories 18
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  56. 54 Searching For My Soul By D.A.H.

    Feeling Lost In This World

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    • Stories 4
    • Shares 7091
    • Favorited 283
    • Votes 1045
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  57. 55 Lost By Sarah Boston

    Poem About A Dying Soul

    in Crying Poems

    • Stories 8
    • Shares 8230
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    • Votes 1162
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  58. 56 Wondering Why Am I Here By Raymond Martineau

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    • Stories 16
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  59. 57 5 Years Old By Kristie

    Child Fighting Cancer Poem

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    • Stories 18
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    • Votes 151
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  60. 58 Life Is An Illusion By Trisha

    Poem About Giving Up Or Pushing Forward

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    • Stories 5
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    • Votes 460
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  61. 59 Tears, Tears Go Away By Stephany Manfull

    Poem About Reminders Of The Past

    in Crying Poems

    • Stories 8
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  62. 60 And I'm The Girl By Jillian Baker

    Feeling Lonely Poem

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    • Stories 18
    • Shares 3785
    • Favorited 298
    • Votes 693
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  63. 61 Lost Soul By Randall Pela

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    • Stories 16
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    • Votes 471
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  64. 62 Hold Me By Chula

    I'm Feeling Alone Poem

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    • Stories 52
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    • Votes 711
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  65. 63 Dear Heroin By Summer Sager

    Poem About Overcoming A Drug Addiction

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    • Stories 42
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  66. 64 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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  67. 65 Silent Tears By Amanda Smith

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    • Stories 7
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  68. 66 Losing Myself By Remnant

    Suffocating In Sadness: A Poem Of Losing Yourself

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    • Stories 1
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    • Votes 758
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  69. 67 Just Look Into My Eyes By Bryan Rankin

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    • Stories 18
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  70. 68 Depression Is Never Ending By Sarah Boston

    Wanting Depression To Go Away

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    • Stories 21
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  71. 69 Last Embers Verse II By BGW

    When The End Of Life Is Near

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    • Stories 0
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  72. 70 Master Of Disguise By Lkglauren

    Poem About Hiding Depression And Eating Disorders

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    • Stories 1
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    • Votes 48
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  73. 71 Finding A Voice By Emily E. Williams

    Recovery From An Eating Disorder

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  74. 72 Glance By Ashley Reyes

    Hiding Behind A Mask To Pretend I'm Okay

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    • Stories 2
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  75. 73 Depression Blues By Tina M. Casalvera

    Poem About Struggle With Bipolar Depression

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  76. 74 The Way In Which We Cry By Arianna

    The Healing Power Of Crying

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    • Stories 0
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  77. 75 My Ritual By Donna Jozwiak

    Poem About Dissociative Identity Disorder

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  78. 76 Dad By Sami Chester

    Poem Explaining Panic Attacks Are Real

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    • Stories 5
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    • Votes 142
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  79. 77 In His Hands By Jamie A. Cirello

    Finding Out Dad Is Sick

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    • Stories 8
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    • Favorited 9
    • Votes 56
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  80. 78 Good-Bye By Shirley J. Stankiewicz

    Battling Alcoholism

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    • Stories 4
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  81. 79 A Cry From The Soul By Charlene Valladares

    Dark Days

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    • Stories 7
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    • Votes 674
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  82. 80 Mother's Smile By Tessa McGregor

    Poem About A Mother's Courage Facing Cancer

    in Cancer Poems

    • Stories 23
    • Shares 441
    • Favorited 14
    • Votes 90
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  83. 81 Recovering By Selena Odom

    Recovering From An Addiction

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    • Stories 0
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    • Favorited 126
    • Votes 347
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  84. 82 Truth Untold By Shianne

    in Alone Poems

    • Stories 4
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    • Votes 212
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  85. 83 I Wish, I Dream By Isabel S.

    Poem About Wanting Things To Be Better

    in Poems about Sadness

    • Stories 4
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  86. 84 Internal War By Laura Campbell

    The Everyday Struggle With Mental Illness

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    • Stories 5
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  87. 85 Panic Attack By Brittany

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    • Stories 11
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    • Votes 310
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  88. 86 Traffic Light By Linda Grantham

    Mom With Depression

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    • Stories 8
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    • Votes 417
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  89. 87 If I Could Go Back By Shianne

    in Regret Poems

    • Stories 0
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  90. 88 My Fight With Meth By Amber Jones

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    • Stories 7
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  91. 89 Forever Changed By Danielle

    Poem About Being Raped By Father

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    • Stories 21
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  92. 90 The Girl I Used To Be By Laura

    in Poems about Sadness

    • Stories 5
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  93. 91 Pay Attention By Briana M

    Poem Telling Family I'm Suffering

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    • Stories 3
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    • Votes 331
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  94. 92 Daddy's Doll By Ronald Doe

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    • Stories 15
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  95. 93 Goodbye By Nathan Chance

    Fighting Against Addiction

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    • Stories 1
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  96. 94 My Virginity By Skinny_Cow

    The Day He Took IT Away

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    • Stories 2
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  97. 95 Wanting To Feel Something By Joyce Alcantara

    Poem About Holding In Pain

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    • Stories 6
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  98. 96 When You Feel Like You Can't Go On By Aliysha

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  99. 97 Falling From Darkness By Anne Powers

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    • Stories 7
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  100. 98 Burn The Beauty By Elizabeth McCrorie

    Poem About Beauty

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    • Stories 3
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  101. 99 Darkness' Grasp By Leah Sarah-May Wells

    Attempted Suicide

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  102. 100 I Trusted You By Jessica

    Can No Longer Trust

    in Rape Poems

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