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.

91 Most Popular Sad Poems

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  1. 1 Solitude By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

    in Famous Sad Poems

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  2. 2 Black Bird By Laura C. Lords

    Rape Culture & Awareness

    in Rape Poems

    • Stories 13
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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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  4. 4 Scars By Laura R

    Poem About Winning The Battle Over Self-Harm

    in Depression Poems

    • Stories 36
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  5. 5 Behind The Mask By Melisa Bernards

    Poem About Depression And Pain

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    • Stories 57
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  7. 6 My Mask By Briana M

    Poem About Hiding The Truth From People

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    • Stories 18
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  8. 7 Struggling With Depression And Suicide By Debbie Leads

    in Depression Poems

    • Stories 53
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    • Votes 4158
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  9. 8 Silent Screams By Aaron

    Depression And Anxiety

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    • Stories 14
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    • Votes 2080
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  10. 9 Speechless By Kyra Lee

    Child Abuse Ends In Death

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    • Stories 58
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  11. 10 The Darkness By Dallas E. Krystof

    Loved Ones Not Understanding Your Depression

    in Depression Poems

    • Stories 11
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  12. 11 I Wish I Weren't Alone By Jo

    Loneliness Hurts Poem

    in Alone Poems

    • Stories 25
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    • Votes 2119
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  13. 12 Mask By Matt

    Poem About Wearing A Mask That Always Smiles

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    • Stories 79
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  15. 13 Cold Dark Corner By Blake Duffy

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    • Stories 15
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  16. 14 The Monster By Olivia M Likens

    Poem About Fighting Through Anxiety

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    • Stories 8
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  17. 15 Depression By Patricia A Fleming

    Depression Is A Monster

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    • Stories 13
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  18. 16 No Way Out From Sexual Abuse By Louise

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    • Stories 229
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  19. 17 Mysterious Pain By Peggy Stewart

    Poem About Anxiety Disorder

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    • Stories 19
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  20. 18 The Voice Of Addiction By Carrie Roush

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  21. 19 A Letter From Your Disease By Siera

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    • Stories 9
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  22. 20 Goodnight Our Hero By Juli Round

    Son Died Of Cancer Poem

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    • Stories 42
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  23. 21 Change What Is To Come By Anonymous

    Life Changing In A Moment

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    • Stories 28
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  24. 22 Signed, Your Mind By Emma

    Poem About Anxiety And Panic Disorder

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    • Stories 8
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  25. 23 My Master By Selena Odom

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    • Stories 12
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  26. 24 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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  27. 25 From Oppression Comes Light By Erik Whitehead

    Finding Hope To Overcome Depression

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  28. 26 Sunshine After Rain By Brenda Winders

    Inspirational Poem About Addiction

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    • Stories 12
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  29. 27 Inside Out By Angie M Flores

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    • Stories 42
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  30. 28 The Mask By Kleis Val

    Poem About How We Hide Ourselves

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    • Stories 5
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  31. 29 How Could I Be So Lonely By Cath Glasgow

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    • Stories 13
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  32. 30 Dementia By Debbie Bell

    Dementia From The Parent’s Perspective

    in Sickness Poems

    • Stories 1
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  33. 31 The Ongoing Battles With My Demons By Patricia A Fleming

    Expressing Despair

    in Dark Poems

    • Stories 1
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  34. 32 A Stranger Comes To Call By John Kehoe

    Thoughts On Being Diagnosed With Cancer

    in Cancer Poems

    • Stories 4
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  35. 33 "We" Couldn't See By Brian E Pardee

    Dissociative Identity Disorder

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  36. 34 Struggling To Breathe By Sima

    Poem About Anxious Thoughts

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  37. 35 My Rage By Lorilei Brown

    Poem About The Abused Becoming An Abuser

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  38. 36 A Lonely Star By Mikayela Dzenowski

    Poem About Loneliness And Depression

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    • Stories 6
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  39. 37 The Daily Battle By Max S.

    Poem About Depression And Self-Image Issues

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    • Stories 3
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  40. 38 Uninvited Guest By Vicky

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  41. 39 Words Unsaid By Melanie Dawn Batac

    Poem Regretting Lost Love

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  42. 40 Hush Little Sister By Yerzinia

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  43. 41 Our Hearts Will Always Touch By Ranja Kujala

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  44. 42 Lost In Pain By Steff

    Trying To Hide My Feelings

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    • Stories 11
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  45. 43 Worth By Joel

    Reaching Out For Someone To Care

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  46. 44 Welcome To Hell By Nelly Barnes

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    • Stories 18
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  47. 45 Living In My World By Tiffany L. Holic

    Poem From A Child Abused Physically And Emotionally

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  48. 46 Dear Heroin By Summer Sager

    Addicted To Heroin Poem

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  49. 47 And I'm The Girl By Jillian Baker

    Feeling Lonely Poem

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    • Stories 18
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  50. 48 Abuse By Adri

    Domestic Violence Poem

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    • Stories 20
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  51. 49 Lost By Sarah Boston

    Poem About A Dying Soul

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    • Stories 8
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  52. 50 Wondering Why Am I Here By Raymond Martineau

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    • Stories 16
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  53. 51 Hold Me By Chula

    I'm Feeling Alone Poem

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    • Stories 52
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  54. 52 Hurt And Pain By Lora

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    • Stories 8
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  55. 53 5 Years Old By Kristie

    Child Fighting Cancer Poem

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    • Stories 18
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  56. 54 Life Is An Illusion By Trisha

    Poem About Giving Up Or Pushing Forward

    in Mental Illness Poems

    • Stories 5
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    • Votes 842
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  57. 55 Recovering By Selena Odom

    Recovering From An Addiction

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    • Stories 0
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  58. 56 Daddy's Doll By Ronald Doe

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    • Stories 15
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  59. 57 They Can No Longer Hurt Me By Sabrina

    Poem About Being Strong In Spite Of Rape

    in Rape Poems

    • Stories 31
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  60. 58 Tears, Tears Go Away By Stephany Manfull

    Poem About Reminders Of The Past

    in Crying Poems

    • Stories 8
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  61. 59 Life's Lessons By Amanda

    To My Mother Who Died From Cancer

    in Cancer Poems

    • Stories 26
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  62. 60 While I Was Bleeding By Tania

    Don't Stay In An Abusive Relationship

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    • Stories 16
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    • Favorited 31
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  63. 61 Panic Attack By Brittany

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    • Stories 11
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  64. 62 If I Could Go Back By Shianne

    in Regret Poems

    • Stories 0
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  65. 63 Searching For My Soul By D.A.H.

    Feeling Lost In This World

    in Alone Poems

    • Stories 4
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  66. 64 Forever Changed By Danielle

    Poem About Being Raped By Father

    in Rape Poems

    • Stories 21
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  67. 65 Losing Myself By Remnant

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    • Stories 1
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  68. 66 Just Look Into My Eyes By Bryan Rankin

    in Alone Poems

    • Stories 18
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  69. 67 Silent Tears By Amanda Smith

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    • Stories 7
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  70. 68 Last Embers Verse II By BGW

    When The End Of Life Is Near

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    • Stories 0
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  71. 69 The Way In Which We Cry By Arianna

    The Healing Power Of Crying

    in Crying Poems

    • Stories 0
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    • Votes 133
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  72. 70 Finding A Voice By Emily E. Williams

    Recovery From An Eating Disorder

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    • Stories 0
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  73. 71 Tulips By Sylvia Plath

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    • Votes 72
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  74. 72 Depression Blues By Tina M. Casalvera

    Poem About Struggle With Bipolar Depression

    in Depression Poems

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  75. 73 Glance By Ashley Reyes

    Hiding Behind A Mask To Pretend I'm Okay

    in Depression Poems

    • Stories 2
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  76. 74 Darkness By Erin L. Kampen

    Being In A Bout Of Depression

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    • Stories 0
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    • Votes 46
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  77. 75 My Special Sister Vicki By Barbara Looney

    Sister Fighting Breast Cancer

    in Cancer Poems

    • Stories 13
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  78. 76 Winter Stars By Sara Teasdale

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    • Stories 0
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    • Favorited 9
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  79. 77 Living With Dementia By Emma L. Buckley

    Dementia Awareness

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    • Stories 5
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  80. 78 Aching Hearts By Liz Newman

    in Short Sad Poems

    • Stories 0
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  81. 79 Suicide Note By Stephen K. Treharne

    Attempted Suicide

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    • Stories 0
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    • Votes 62
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  82. 80 The Unknown Murder By Samantha Jay

    Poem About How Abuse Feels On The Inside

    in Abuse Poems

    • Stories 1
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  83. 81 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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  84. 82 A Cry From The Soul By Charlene Valladares

    Dark Days

    in Dark Poems

    • Stories 7
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  85. 83 My Daughter's Tears By Annabel Sheila

    in Depression Poems

    • Stories 21
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    • Favorited 85
    • Votes 1498
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  86. 84 Internal War By Laura Campbell

    The Everyday Struggle With Mental Illness

    in Mental Illness Poems

    • Stories 5
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  87. 85 When You Feel Like You Can't Go On By Aliysha

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    • Stories 6
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    • Favorited 142
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  88. 86 Falling From Darkness By Anne Powers

    in Poems about Sadness

    • Stories 7
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  89. 87 A Life That's Wasted By Josselyn Jackman- Williams

    Heroin

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    • Stories 12
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  90. 88 Truth Untold By Shianne

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    • Stories 4
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  91. 89 Alone By Edgar Allan Poe

    in Famous Sad Poems

    • Stories 3
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  92. 90 Burn The Beauty By Elizabeth McCrorie

    Poem About Beauty

    in Dark Poems

    • Stories 3
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    • Votes 1062
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  93. 91 Feelings Of Abandonment By Angela Fernatt

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    • Stories 10
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