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.

71 Most Popular Sad Poems

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  1. 1 Solitude By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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  2. 2 Black Bird By Laura C. Taylor

    Rape Culture & Awareness

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    • Stories 1
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  3. 3 Demons Of Darkness By Olivia B

    Poem About Demons Inside

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    • Stories 51
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  4. 4 Scars By Laura R

    Poem About Winning The Battle Over Self-Harm

    in Depression Poems

    • Stories 24
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  5. 5 Behind The Mask By Melisa Bernards

    Poem About Depression And Pain

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    • Stories 49
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  7. 6 Struggling With Depression And Suicide By Debbie Leads

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  8. 7 My Mask By Briana M

    Poem About Hiding The Truth From People

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  9. 8 No Way Out From Sexual Abuse By Louise

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    • Stories 217
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  10. 9 Speechless By Kyra Lee

    Child Abuse Ends In Death

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  11. 10 Mask By Matt

    Poem About Wearing A Mask That Always Smiles

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

    Loneliness Hurts Poem

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    • Stories 24
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  13. 12 The Darkness By Dallas E. Krystof

    Loved Ones Not Understanding Your Depression

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  15. 13 Change What Is To Come By Anonymous

    Life Changing In A Moment

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  16. 14 A Letter From Your Disease By Siera

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  17. 15 The Voice Of Addiction By Carrie Roush

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  18. 16 Inside Out By Angie

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  19. 17 Cold Dark Corner By Blake Duffy

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  20. 18 The Monster By Olivia M Likens

    Poem About Fighting Through Anxiety

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  21. 19 Goodnight Our Hero By Juli Round

    Son Died Of Cancer Poem

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  22. 20 From Oppression Comes Light By Erik Whitehead

    Finding Hope To Overcome Depression

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  23. 21 My Master By Selena Odom

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  24. 22 Mysterious Pain By Peggy Stewart

    Poem About Anxiety Disorder

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  25. 23 Sunshine After Rain By Brenda Winders

    Inspirational Poem About Addiction

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  26. 24 The Mask By Kleis Val

    Poem About How We Hide Ourselves

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  27. 25 How Could I Be So Lonely By Cath Glasgow

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  28. 26 A Stranger Comes To Call By John Kehoe

    Thoughts On Being Diagnosed With Cancer

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  29. 27 Now You've Recovered By Charles A Cino

    Inspiring Poem On Starting Life After Mental Illness

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    • Stories 1
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  30. 28 2 Hours By Brian E Pardee

    Agoraphobia, Anxiety And Panic Attacks

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  31. 29 "We" Couldn't See By Brian E Pardee

    Dissociative Identity Disorder

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    • Stories 1
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  32. 30 The Daily Battle By Max S.

    Poem About Depression And Self-Image Issues

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  33. 31 A Lonely Star By Mikayela Dzenowski

    Poem About Loneliness And Depression

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  34. 32 Our Hearts Will Always Touch By Ranja Kujala

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  35. 33 Hush Little Sister By Yerzinia

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  36. 34 Lost In Pain By Steff

    Trying To Hide My Feelings

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  37. 35 Worth By Joel

    Reaching Out For Someone To Care

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  38. 36 Welcome To Hell By Nelly Barnes

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  39. 37 Living In My World By Tiffany L. Holic

    Poem From A Child Abused Physically And Emotionally

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  40. 38 Searching For My Soul By D.A.H.

    Feeling Lost In This World

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  41. 39 Dear Heroin By Summer Sager

    Addicted To Heroin Poem

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  42. 40 And I'm The Girl By Jillian Baker

    Feeling Lonely Poem

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    • Stories 16
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  43. 41 Abuse By Adri

    Domestic Violence

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  44. 42 Wondering Why Am I Here By Raymond Martineau

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  45. 43 Lost By Sarah Boston

    Poem About A Dying Soul

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  46. 44 Hold Me By Chula

    I'm Feeling Alone Poem

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  47. 45 Hurt And Pain By Lora

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  48. 46 5 Years Old By Kristie

    Child Fighting Cancer Poem

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  49. 47 Signed, Your Mind By Emma

    Poem About Anxiety And Panic Disorder

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  50. 48 Life Is An Illusion By Trisha

    Poem About Giving Up Or Pushing Forward

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  51. 49 Daddy's Doll By Ronald Doe

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  52. 50 Life's Lessons By Amanda

    To My Mother Who Died From Cancer

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  53. 51 Panic Attack By Brittany

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  54. 52 Tears, Tears Go Away By Stephany Manfull

    Poem About Reminders Of The Past

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  55. 53 If I Could Go Back By Shianne

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  56. 54 Losing Myself By Remnant

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  57. 55 Just Look Into My Eyes By Bryan Rankin

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  58. 56 Silent Tears By Amanda Smith

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    • Stories 7
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  59. 57 Silent Screams By Aaron

    Depression And Anxiety

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  60. 58 Little Schizophrenic Girl By Brian E Pardee

    A Girl I Met At The Mental Hospital

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    • Stories 2
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  61. 59 Winter Stars By Sara Teasdale

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  62. 60 The Unknown Murder By Samantha Jay

    Poem About How Abuse Feels On The Inside

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  63. 61 My Virginity By Skinny_Cow

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  64. 62 The Face In The Mirror By Catherine S. Liebenberg

    How People See Themselves In The Mirror

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  65. 63 Courage To Leave Abusive Relationship By Misty Wildes

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  66. 64 Tulips By Sylvia Plath

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  67. 65 A Life That's Wasted By Josselyn Jackman- Williams

    Heroin

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  68. 66 Internal War By Laura Campbell

    The Everyday Struggle With Mental Illness

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  69. 67 When You Feel Like You Can't Go On By Aliysha

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    • Stories 6
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  70. 68 A Cry From The Soul By Charlene Valladares

    Dark Days

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  71. 69 Truth Untold By Shianne

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  72. 70 Alone By Edgar Allan Poe

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  73. 71 Burn The Beauty By Elizabeth McCrorie

    Poem About Beauty

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