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

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  2. 2 Tulips By Sylvia Plath

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    • Stories 0
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    • Votes 96
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  3. 3 The Rainy Day By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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    • Stories 0
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    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 36
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  4. 4 Winter Stars By Sara Teasdale

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    • Stories 0
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    • Votes 116
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  5. 5 Alone By Edgar Allan Poe

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    • Stories 5
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    • Favorited 91
    • Votes 1971
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  7. 6 Black Bird By Laura C. Lords

    Poem Raped At 12

    in Rape Poems

    • Stories 15
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    • Votes 1802
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  8. 7 Demons Of Darkness By Olivia B

    Poem About Demons Inside

    in Depression Poems

    • Stories 57
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  9. 8 Silent Screams By Aaron

    Depression And Anxiety

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    • Stories 14
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  10. 9 Scars By Laura R

    Poem About Winning The Battle Over Self-Harm

    in Depression Poems

    • Stories 40
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  11. 10 Behind The Mask By Melisa Bernards

    Poem About Depression And Pain

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    • Stories 58
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  12. 11 My Mask By Briana M

    Poem About Hiding The Truth From People

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    • Stories 18
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  13. 12 Struggling With Depression And Suicide By Debbie Leads

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    • Stories 55
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  15. 13 Our Hearts Will Always Touch By Ranja Kujala

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  16. 14 My Master By Selena Odom

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    • Stories 13
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  17. 15 The Darkness By Dallas E. Krystof

    Loved Ones Not Understanding Your Depression

    in Depression Poems

    • Stories 12
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  18. 16 I Wish I Weren't Alone By Jo

    Loneliness Hurts Poem

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    • Stories 25
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  19. 17 Mask By Matt

    Poem About Wearing A Mask That Always Smiles

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  20. 18 Cold Dark Corner By Blake Duffy

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    • Stories 15
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  21. 19 The Monster By Olivia M Likens

    Poem About Fighting Through Anxiety

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    • Stories 10
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  22. 20 Depression By Patricia A Fleming

    Depression Is A Monster

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  23. 21 No Way Out From Sexual Abuse By Louise

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    • Stories 231
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  24. 22 Speechless By Kyra Lee

    Child Abuse Ends In Death

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  25. 23 Mysterious Pain By Peggy Stewart

    Poem About Anxiety Disorder

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    • Stories 19
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  26. 24 The Voice Of Addiction By Carrie Roush

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    • Stories 25
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  27. 25 A Letter From Your Disease By Siera

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    • Stories 9
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  28. 26 Taking It Day By Day By Vincent Ramos

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    • Stories 21
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  29. 27 Abuse By Adri

    Domestic Violence Poem

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    • Stories 20
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  30. 28 Hurt And Pain By Lora

    in Short Sad Poems

    • Stories 8
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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 674
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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 1279
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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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  34. 32 Change What Is To Come By Anonymous

    Life Changing In A Moment

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    • Stories 29
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    • Votes 1614
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  35. 33 Signed, Your Mind By Emma

    Poem About Anxiety And Panic Disorder

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    • Stories 9
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    • Votes 1088
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  36. 34 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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  37. 35 From Oppression Comes Light By Erik Whitehead

    Finding Hope To Overcome Depression

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    • 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

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    • 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 How Could I Be So Lonely By Cath Glasgow

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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 My Repossessed Hope By Evangeline King

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  45. 43 The Ongoing Battles With My Demons By Patricia A Fleming

    Expressing Despair

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    • Stories 2
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  46. 44 A Stranger Comes To Call By John Kehoe

    Thoughts On Being Diagnosed With Cancer

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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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  48. 46 My Rage By Lorilei Brown

    Poem About The Abused Becoming An Abuser

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    • 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 Darkness By Evangeline King

    No Moon Tonight: A Poem Of Darkness And Anxiety

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    • Stories 0
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  51. 49 Tears By Whitney Fancher

    Poem About Crying And What Tears Mean

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    • Stories 4
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  52. 50 A Lonely Star By Mikayela Dzenowski

    Poem About Loneliness And Depression

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    • Stories 6
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  53. 51 Uninvited Guest By Vicky

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  54. 52 The Daily Battle By Max S.

    Poem About Depression And Self-Image Issues

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    • Stories 3
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  55. 53 Words Unsaid By Melanie Dawn Batac

    Poem Reflecting On Missed Opportunities

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

    Trying To Be Strong

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    • Stories 1
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  57. 55 Hush Little Sister By Yerzinia

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    • Stories 83
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  58. 56 Lost In Pain By Steff

    Trying To Hide My Feelings

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    • Stories 11
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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

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

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  62. 60 I Trusted You By Jessica

    Can No Longer Trust

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    • Stories 70
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    • Votes 1891
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  63. 61 Dear Heroin By Summer Sager

    Poem About Overcoming A Drug Addiction

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    • Stories 42
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  64. 62 Lost Soul By Randall Pela

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    • Stories 16
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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
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  67. 65 Wondering Why Am I Here By Raymond Martineau

    in Crying Poems

    • Stories 16
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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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  70. 68 Life Is An Illusion By Trisha

    Poem About Giving Up Or Pushing Forward

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

    Poem About A Mother's Courage Facing Cancer

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    • Stories 23
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  72. 70 Recovering By Selena Odom

    Recovering From An Addiction

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  73. 71 Daddy's Doll By Ronald Doe

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  74. 72 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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  75. 73 Searching For My Soul By D.A.H.

    Feeling Lost In This World

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    • Stories 4
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  76. 74 Forever Changed By Danielle

    Poem About Being Raped By Father

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  77. 75 Addict By Rian Kays

    Day In The Life Of An Addict Poem

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    • Stories 23
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  78. 76 Losing Myself By Remnant

    Suffocating In Sadness: A Poem Of Losing Yourself

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    • Stories 1
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  79. 77 My Fears By Samantha Medlin

    Poem About Fears And Being Afraid

    in Crying Poems

    • Stories 15
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    • Votes 1473
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  80. 78 Just Look Into My Eyes By Bryan Rankin

    in Alone Poems

    • Stories 18
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    • Votes 1356
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  81. 79 Silent Tears By Amanda Smith

    in Short Sad Poems

    • Stories 7
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    • Votes 2385
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  82. 80 Depression Is Never Ending By Sarah Boston

    Wanting Depression To Go Away

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    • Stories 22
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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 Last Embers Verse II By BGW

    When The End Of Life Is Near

    in Sickness Poems

    • Stories 0
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  85. 83 Finding A Voice By Emily E. Williams

    Recovery From An Eating Disorder

    in Mental Illness Poems

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

    Child Witnessing Domestic Violence

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

    The Healing Power Of Crying

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    • Stories 0
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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 Hope By Amanda M. Ricci

    Poem About There Is Always Hope Of Overcoming Depression

    in Depression Poems

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  90. 88 Depression Blues By Tina M. Casalvera

    Poem About Struggle With Bipolar Depression

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  91. 89 To My Mom By Jennifer Correa

    Keep Fighting Cancer Poem

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    • Stories 7
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  92. 90 My Special Sister Vicki By Barbara Looney

    Sister Fighting Breast Cancer

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    • Stories 13
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  93. 91 Suicide Note By Stephen K. Treharne

    Attempted Suicide

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    • Stories 0
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  94. 92 Cancer By Jessica Louise Wheeler

    Inspirational Poem For Fighting Cancer

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    • Stories 2
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  95. 93 Living With Dementia By Emma L. Buckley

    Dementia Awareness

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    • Stories 5
    • Shares 238
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  96. 94 Last Embers Verse I By BGW

    Slowly Losing A Loved One

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    • Stories 2
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  97. 95 I Hate You Cancer By Carolyn Pritts

    in Cancer Poems

    • Stories 5
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  98. 96 The Countdown By Emma H

    Suffocating From Anxiety And Depression

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    • Stories 0
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  99. 97 The Little Girl Lay So Still By Angielogie

    in Abuse Poems

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  100. 98 The Monster He's Become By Patricia A Fleming

    Poem About Domestic Violence

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  101. 99 Losing Me...Finding Me By Gabrielle Kruger

    Diagnosed With Parkinson's Disease

    in Sickness Poems

    • Stories 2
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  102. 100 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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    • Votes 274
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