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.

10 Best Sad Poems

  1. Hush Little Sister By Yerzinia

    • Stories 75
    • Emailed 98
    • Favorited 93
    • Votes 5339
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  2. A Stranger Comes To Call By John Kehoe

    • Stories 3
    • Emailed 31
    • Favorited 10
    • Votes 291
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  3. Our Hearts Will Always Touch By Ranja Kujala

    • Stories 100
    • Emailed 43
    • Favorited 34
    • Votes 3127
    • Rating
  4. Goodnight Our Hero By Juli Round

    • Stories 41
    • Emailed 29
    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 691
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  5. Demons Of Darkness By Olivia B

    • Stories 11
    • Emailed 202
    • Favorited 123
    • Votes 1890
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  6. 5 Years Old By Kristie

    • Stories 17
    • Emailed 8
    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 561
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  7. My Special Sister Vicki By Barbara Looney

    • Stories 9
    • Emailed 19
    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 409
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  8. Change What Is To Come By Anonymous

    • Stories 9
    • Emailed 33
    • Favorited 46
    • Votes 658
    • Rating
  9. No Way Out From Sexual Abuse By Louise

    • Stories 206
    • Emailed 31
    • Favorited 23
    • Votes 2756
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  10. Speechless By Kyra Lee

    • Stories 50
    • Emailed 64
    • Favorited 32
    • Votes 3530
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Sadness and darkness are natural cousins. Since ancient times, people have worn black to express their grief. Happiness is attracted to sunshine and depression to darkness. There is a certain romance in darkness and melancholy. There is something mysterious about that which is hidden and unknown. Dark poems may seek to romanticize sadness and depression. Other dark poems are simply poems about sad subjects. The poem "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe is an example of a delightfully spooky dark poem. There is much room for creativity in this genre.
  1. Poem About Cutting Wrists, Just A Small Cut

    • Stories 31
    • Emailed 6
    • Favorited 20
    • Votes 667
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  2. Wanting Depression To Go Away, Depression Is Never Ending

    • Stories 15
    • Emailed 29
    • Favorited 48
    • Votes 901
    • Rating
  3. The Wicked Path Of Destiny/ The Death Of Gods Pets- Mankind

    • Stories 14
    • Emailed 25
    • Favorited 31
    • Votes 1909
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  4. Cold Dark Corner

    • Stories 6
    • Emailed 40
    • Favorited 51
    • Votes 1457
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  5. Confused With What's Happening, Unseen

    • Stories 3
    • Emailed 23
    • Favorited 24
    • Votes 672
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Depression has a different quality than the normal range of sadness that you may feel throughout the day. When you are depressed you do not feel like being with anybody. You either sleep way more than usual or you can hardly sleep at all. Similarly, your appetite is either nonexistent or increases dramatically. Your energy level goes way down and you have a feeling of hopelessness about life. As difficult as it may be it is important to get out of the house and get some help. You are not alone.
  1. Inside Out

    • Stories 38
    • Emailed 40
    • Favorited 32
    • Votes 1143
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  2. Struggling With Depression And Suicide

    • Stories 33
    • Emailed 56
    • Favorited 39
    • Votes 1905
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  3. Poem About Depression And Pain, Behind The Mask

    • Stories 24
    • Emailed 117
    • Favorited 112
    • Votes 1952
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  4. My Daughter's Tears

    • Stories 21
    • Emailed 20
    • Favorited 9
    • Votes 1018
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  5. Taking It Day By Day

    • Stories 18
    • Emailed 26
    • Favorited 30
    • Votes 1102
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Addiction can turn a perfectly healthy individual into a complete mess. There are many things that one can become addicted to. The common denominator is that it can ruin your life. Whether it be gambling, drugs, or some other kind of substance abuse, your life can quickly spin out of control if you aren't careful. There are some people that are born with an addictive personality. They may try a drug one time and it can ruin their lives forever. Others experiment with all sorts of lifestyle choices and nothing seems to stick to them. When it comes to addiction, there is nothing fair about it.
  1. Addicted To Heroin Poem, Dear Heroin

    • Stories 38
    • Emailed 109
    • Favorited 29
    • Votes 1175
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  2. Inspiring Change For Addicts, Dear Addiction

    • Stories 27
    • Emailed 203
    • Favorited 81
    • Votes 1701
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  3. Day in The Life Of A Addict Poem, Addict

    • Stories 21
    • Emailed 93
    • Favorited 57
    • Votes 1085
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  4. The Voice Of Addiction

    • Stories 17
    • Emailed 121
    • Favorited 80
    • Votes 1365
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  5. Welcome To Hell

    • Stories 15
    • Emailed 137
    • Favorited 80
    • Votes 1172
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