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 Black Bird By Laura C. Lords

    Poem Raped At 12

    in Rape Poems

    • Stories 15
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  2. 2 Solitude By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

    in Famous Sad Poems

    • Stories 11
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    • Favorited 208
    • Votes 3767
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  3. 3 Demons Of Darkness By Olivia B

    Poem About Demons Inside

    in Depression Poems

    • Stories 57
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    • Votes 10708
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  4. 4 Scars By Laura R

    Poem About Winning The Battle Over Self-Harm

    in Depression Poems

    • Stories 38
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  5. 5 Silent Screams By Aaron

    Depression And Anxiety

    in Depression Poems

    • Stories 14
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    • Favorited 238
    • Votes 2261
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  7. 6 Behind The Mask By Melisa Bernards

    Poem About Depression And Pain

    in Depression Poems

    • Stories 58
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    • Votes 7655
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  8. 7 My Mask By Briana M

    Poem About Hiding The Truth From People

    in Alone Poems

    • Stories 18
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    • Favorited 466
    • Votes 3392
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  9. 8 Struggling With Depression And Suicide By Debbie Leads

    in Depression Poems

    • Stories 53
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    • Votes 4236
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  10. 9 Our Hearts Will Always Touch By Ranja Kujala

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    • Stories 104
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  11. 10 My Master By Selena Odom

    in Addiction Poems

    • Stories 13
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    • Votes 1774
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  12. 11 The Darkness By Dallas E. Krystof

    Loved Ones Not Understanding Your Depression

    in Depression Poems

    • Stories 12
    • Shares 14292
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    • Votes 2426
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  13. 12 I Wish I Weren't Alone By Jo

    Loneliness Hurts Poem

    in Alone Poems

    • Stories 25
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  15. 13 Mask By Matt

    Poem About Wearing A Mask That Always Smiles

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    • Stories 79
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  16. 14 Cold Dark Corner By Blake Duffy

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    • Stories 15
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  17. 15 The Monster By Olivia M Likens

    Poem About Fighting Through Anxiety

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    • Stories 10
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    • Votes 1364
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  18. 16 Depression By Patricia A Fleming

    Depression Is A Monster

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    • Stories 13
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  19. 17 No Way Out From Sexual Abuse By Louise

    in Abuse Poems

    • Stories 230
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  20. 18 Speechless By Kyra Lee

    Child Abuse Ends In Death

    in Abuse Poems

    • Stories 58
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  21. 19 Mysterious Pain By Peggy Stewart

    Poem About Anxiety Disorder

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    • Stories 19
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  22. 20 The Voice Of Addiction By Carrie Roush

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    • Stories 25
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  23. 21 A Letter From Your Disease By Siera

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    • Stories 9
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  24. 22 Taking It Day By Day By Vincent Ramos

    in Depression Poems

    • Stories 21
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    • Votes 1848
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  25. 23 Abuse By Adri

    Domestic Violence Poem

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    • Stories 20
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  26. 24 How Could I Be So Lonely By Cath Glasgow

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    • Stories 14
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  27. 25 Hurt And Pain By Lora

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    • Stories 8
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  28. 26 Breathe By Tiffaney L. Ganci

    Living With Anxiety

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    • Stories 4
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  29. 27 Daddy, Don't Be Scared By Jade E. Mcnullen

    in Cancer Poems

    • Stories 31
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    • Votes 1273
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  30. 28 Goodnight Our Hero By Juli Round

    Son Died Of Cancer Poem

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    • Stories 42
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  31. 29 Change What Is To Come By Anonymous

    Life Changing In A Moment

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    • Stories 28
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    • Votes 1609
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  32. 30 Signed, Your Mind By Emma

    Poem About Anxiety And Panic Disorder

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    • Stories 9
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    • Votes 1085
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  33. 31 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 569
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  34. 32 From Oppression Comes Light By Erik Whitehead

    Finding Hope To Overcome Depression

    in Depression Poems

    • Stories 7
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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 Inside Out By Angie M Flores

    in Depression Poems

    • Stories 42
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    • Votes 1529
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  37. 35 The Mask By Kleis Val

    Poem About How We Hide Ourselves

    in Short Sad Poems

    • Stories 5
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  38. 36 Another Breakdown By Shaydee A. Ault

    Poem: Experiencing A Mental Breakdown

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    • Stories 14
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  39. 37 Dementia By Debbie Bell

    Dementia From The Parent’s Perspective

    in Sickness Poems

    • Stories 1
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  40. 38 Tulips By Sylvia Plath

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  41. 39 Darkness By Evangeline King

    No Moon Tonight: A Poem Of Darkness And Anxiety

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    • Stories 0
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  42. 40 My Repossessed Hope By Evangeline King

    in Mental Illness Poems

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 40
    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 14
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  43. 41 The Ongoing Battles With My Demons By Patricia A Fleming

    Expressing Despair

    in Dark Poems

    • Stories 2
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  44. 42 Winter Stars By Sara Teasdale

    in Famous Sad Poems

    • Stories 0
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  45. 43 A Stranger Comes To Call By John Kehoe

    Thoughts On Being Diagnosed With Cancer

    in Cancer Poems

    • Stories 4
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  46. 44 The Rainy Day By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    in Famous Sad Poems

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  47. 45 We Couldn't See By Brian E Pardee

    Dissociative Identity Disorder

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    • Stories 2
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    • Votes 228
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  48. 46 My Rage By Lorilei Brown

    Poem About The Abused Becoming An Abuser

    in Hate Poems

    • Stories 3
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  49. 47 Struggling To Breathe By Sima

    Poem About Anxious Thoughts

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    • Stories 3
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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 989
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  51. 49 A Lonely Star By Mikayela Dzenowski

    Poem About Loneliness And Depression

    in Alone Poems

    • Stories 6
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  52. 50 Uninvited Guest By Vicky

    in Mental Illness Poems

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

    Poem About Depression And Self-Image Issues

    in Depression Poems

    • Stories 3
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  54. 52 Alone By Edgar Allan Poe

    in Famous Sad Poems

    • Stories 5
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  55. 53 Words Unsaid By Melanie Dawn Batac

    Poem Reflecting On Missed Opportunities

    in Regret Poems

    • Stories 2
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  56. 54 I Hate To Cry By Elizabeth McCrorie

    Trying To Be Strong

    in Crying Poems

    • Stories 1
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  57. 55 Hush Little Sister By Yerzinia

    in Abuse Poems

    • Stories 83
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  58. 56 Lost In Pain By Steff

    Trying To Hide My Feelings

    in Depression Poems

    • Stories 11
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    • Votes 2387
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  59. 57 Broken By Tonya

    Poem About Loving Someone With PTSD

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    • Stories 19
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  60. 58 Worth By Joel

    Reaching Out For Someone To Care

    in Depression Poems

    • Stories 13
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    • Votes 2168
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  61. 59 Welcome To Hell By Nelly Barnes

    in Addiction Poems

    • Stories 18
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  62. 60 I Trusted You By Jessica

    Can No Longer Trust

    in Rape Poems

    • Stories 70
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    • Votes 1879
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  63. 61 Dear Heroin By Summer Sager

    Poem About Overcoming A Drug Addiction

    in Addiction Poems

    • Stories 42
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    • Votes 1785
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  64. 62 Lost Soul By Randall Pela

    in Alone Poems

    • Stories 16
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    • Votes 1840
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  65. 63 And I'm The Girl By Jillian Baker

    Feeling Lonely Poem

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    • Stories 18
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  66. 64 Lost By Sarah Boston

    Poem About A Dying Soul

    in Crying Poems

    • Stories 8
    • Shares 8677
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    • Votes 2830
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  67. 65 Wondering Why Am I Here By Raymond Martineau

    in Crying Poems

    • Stories 16
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    • Votes 2097
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  68. 66 Hold Me By Chula

    I'm Feeling Alone Poem

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    • Stories 52
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  69. 67 5 Years Old By Kristie

    Child Fighting Cancer Poem

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    • Stories 18
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    • Votes 783
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  70. 68 Life Is An Illusion By Trisha

    Poem About Giving Up Or Pushing Forward

    in Mental Illness Poems

    • Stories 5
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  71. 69 Mother's Smile By Tessa McGregor

    Poem About A Mother's Courage Facing Cancer

    in Cancer Poems

    • Stories 23
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  72. 70 Recovering By Selena Odom

    Recovering From An Addiction

    in Addiction Poems

    • Stories 0
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    • Favorited 130
    • Votes 350
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  73. 71 Daddy's Doll By Ronald Doe

    in Abuse Poems

    • Stories 15
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  74. 72 Tears, Tears Go Away By Stephany Manfull

    Poem About Reminders Of The Past

    in Crying Poems

    • Stories 8
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    • Votes 1425
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  75. 73 Living In My World By Tiffany L. Holic

    Poem About Growing Up In An Abusive House

    in Abuse Poems

    • Stories 26
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  76. 74 Searching For My Soul By D.A.H.

    Feeling Lost In This World

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    • Stories 4
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  77. 75 Forever Changed By Danielle

    Poem About Being Raped By Father

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    • Stories 21
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  78. 76 Addict By Rian Kays

    Day In The Life Of An Addict Poem

    in Addiction Poems

    • Stories 23
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  79. 77 Losing Myself By Remnant

    Suffocating In Sadness: A Poem Of Losing Yourself

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    • Stories 1
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  80. 78 My Fears By Samantha Medlin

    Poem About Fears And Being Afraid

    in Crying Poems

    • Stories 15
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    • Favorited 156
    • Votes 1472
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  81. 79 Just Look Into My Eyes By Bryan Rankin

    in Alone Poems

    • Stories 18
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  82. 80 Silent Tears By Amanda Smith

    in Short Sad Poems

    • Stories 7
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  83. 81 Depression Is Never Ending By Sarah Boston

    Wanting Depression To Go Away

    in Depression Poems

    • Stories 22
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  84. 82 Take Back Your Life By Tonya R. Zuber

    You Are Not Alone

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    • Stories 0
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  85. 83 Last Embers Verse II By BGW

    When The End Of Life Is Near

    in Sickness Poems

    • Stories 0
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  86. 84 Finding A Voice By Emily E. Williams

    Recovery From An Eating Disorder

    in Mental Illness Poems

    • Stories 0
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  87. 85 A Child's Fear By Susan M. Reichennek Reid

    Child Witnessing Domestic Violence

    in Abuse Poems

    • Stories 0
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  88. 86 The Way In Which We Cry By Arianna

    The Healing Power Of Crying

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    • Stories 0
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  89. 87 Depression Blues By Tina M. Casalvera

    Poem About Struggle With Bipolar Depression

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  90. 88 Lie Out Loud By Mark Bird

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  91. 89 Glance By Ashley Reyes

    Hiding Behind A Mask To Pretend I'm Okay

    in Depression Poems

    • Stories 2
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  92. 90 Hope By Amanda M. Ricci

    Poem About There Is Always Hope Of Overcoming Depression

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  93. 91 To My Mom By Jennifer Correa

    Keep Fighting Cancer Poem

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    • Stories 7
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  94. 92 My Special Sister Vicki By Barbara Looney

    Sister Fighting Breast Cancer

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  95. 93 Walls By Mssparklyone

    Poem About Breaking Free From Feeling Isolated

    in Alone Poems

    • Stories 1
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  96. 94 Suicide Note By Stephen K. Treharne

    Attempted Suicide

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  97. 95 Cancer By Jessica Louise Wheeler

    Inspirational Poem For Fighting Cancer

    in Cancer Poems

    • Stories 2
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  98. 96 Living With Dementia By Emma L. Buckley

    Dementia Awareness

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    • Stories 5
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  99. 97 Last Embers Verse I By BGW

    Slowly Losing A Loved One

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    • Stories 2
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  100. 98 I Hate You Cancer By Carolyn Pritts

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    • Stories 5
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  101. 99 The Countdown By Emma H

    Suffocating From Anxiety And Depression

    in Depression Poems

    • Stories 0
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  102. 100 Losing Me...Finding Me By Gabrielle Kruger

    Diagnosed With Parkinson's Disease

    in Sickness Poems

    • Stories 2
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