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. Mental Illness Poems The Monster By Olivia Likens

    Fighting Through Anxiety

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 43
    • Favorited 1
    • Votes 20
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  2. Sickness Poems The Greatest Loss By Pat A. Fleming

    Watching A Wife Fade From Alzheimer's Disease

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 9
    • Favorited 0
    • Votes 4
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  3. Abuse Poems Hush Little Sister By Yerzinia

    • Stories 79
    • Shares 1553
    • Favorited 173
    • Votes 6512
    • Rating
  4. Cancer Poems Our Hearts Will Always Touch By Ranja Kujala

    • Stories 101
    • Shares 1539
    • Favorited 64
    • Votes 3501
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  5. Cancer Poems Goodnight Our Hero By Juli Round

    Son Died Of Cancer Poem

    • Stories 42
    • Shares 579
    • Favorited 8
    • Votes 808
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  6. Cancer Poems 5 Years Old By Kristie

    Child Fighting Cancer Poem

    • Stories 17
    • Shares 246
    • Favorited 9
    • Votes 687
    • Rating
  7. Depression Poems Demons Of Darkness By Olivia B

    Poem About Demons Inside

    • Stories 32
    • Shares 11234
    • Favorited 282
    • Votes 4505
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  8. Rape Poems Change What Is To Come By Anonymous

    Life Changing In A Moment

    • Stories 19
    • Shares 886
    • Favorited 59
    • Votes 900
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  9. Cancer Poems I Hate You Cancer By Carolyn Pritts

    • Stories 5
    • Shares 244
    • Favorited 11
    • Votes 199
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  10. Cancer Poems A Stranger Comes To Call By John Kehoe

    • Stories 3
    • Shares 319
    • Favorited 15
    • Votes 405
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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. The Wicked Path Of Destiny/ The Death Of Gods Pets- Mankind

    • Stories 14
    • Shares 1596
    • Favorited 51
    • Votes 2329
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  2. Cold Dark Corner

    • Stories 6
    • Shares 1875
    • Favorited 93
    • Votes 1881
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  3. I Will Wear Masks

    • Stories 3
    • Shares 1451
    • Favorited 48
    • Votes 663
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  4. Burn The Beauty

    Poem About Beauty

    • Stories 3
    • Shares 706
    • Favorited 42
    • Votes 727
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  5. Losing Myself

    • Stories 1
    • Shares 1363
    • Favorited 61
    • Votes 1157
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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. Demons Of Darkness

    Poem About Demons Inside

    • Stories 32
    • Shares 11234
    • Favorited 282
    • Votes 4505
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  2. Hollow

    Feeling Numb

    • Stories 0
    • Shares 827
    • Favorited 11
    • Votes 136
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  3. Scars

    Poem About Winning The Battle Over Self-Harm

    • Stories 14
    • Shares 3130
    • Favorited 126
    • Votes 1284
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  4. Behind The Mask

    Poem About Depression And Pain

    • Stories 42
    • Shares 8667
    • Favorited 261
    • Votes 3474
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  5. Worth

    Reaching Out For Someone To Care

    • Stories 9
    • Shares 3202
    • Favorited 93
    • Votes 818
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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. Welcome To Hell

    • Stories 16
    • Shares 1123
    • Favorited 142
    • Votes 1500
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  2. My Master

    • Stories 4
    • Shares 891
    • Favorited 82
    • Votes 568
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  3. A Letter From Your Disease

    • Stories 8
    • Shares 2255
    • Favorited 121
    • Votes 1494
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  4. Dear Heroin

    Addicted To Heroin Poem

    • Stories 40
    • Shares 815
    • Favorited 53
    • Votes 1357
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  5. The Voice Of Addiction

    • Stories 20
    • Shares 940
    • Favorited 137
    • Votes 1623
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