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 74
    • Shares 120
    • Favorited 103
    • Votes 5527
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  2. Goodnight Our Hero By Juli Round

    • Stories 42
    • Shares 38
    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 716
    • Rating
  3. Our Hearts Will Always Touch By Ranja Kujala

    • Stories 100
    • Shares 55
    • Favorited 37
    • Votes 3169
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  4. 5 Years Old By Kristie

    • Stories 17
    • Shares 11
    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 581
    • Rating
  5. A Stranger Comes To Call By John Kehoe

    • Stories 3
    • Shares 38
    • Favorited 10
    • Votes 312
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  6. Demons Of Darkness By Olivia B

    • Stories 17
    • Shares 255
    • Favorited 130
    • Votes 2165
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  7. My Special Sister Vicki By Barbara Looney

    • Stories 9
    • Shares 35
    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 425
    • Rating
  8. Change What Is To Come By Anonymous

    • Stories 9
    • Shares 40
    • Favorited 47
    • Votes 690
    • Rating
  9. I Hate You Cancer By Carolyn Pritts

    • Stories 5
    • Shares 5
    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 127
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  10. Speechless By Kyra Lee

    • Stories 52
    • Shares 77
    • Favorited 36
    • Votes 3608
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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 32
    • Shares 12
    • Favorited 22
    • Votes 689
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  2. Wanting Depression To Go Away, Depression Is Never Ending

    • Stories 15
    • Shares 37
    • Favorited 49
    • Votes 925
    • Rating
  3. The Wicked Path Of Destiny/ The Death Of Gods Pets- Mankind

    • Stories 14
    • Shares 26
    • Favorited 32
    • Votes 1963
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  4. Cold Dark Corner

    • Stories 6
    • Shares 48
    • Favorited 54
    • Votes 1531
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  5. Poem About Beauty, Burn The Beauty

    • Stories 3
    • Shares 28
    • Favorited 26
    • Votes 583
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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
    • Shares 48
    • Favorited 34
    • Votes 1154
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  2. Struggling With Depression And Suicide

    • Stories 35
    • Shares 69
    • Favorited 43
    • Votes 1984
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  3. Poem About Depression And Pain, Behind The Mask

    • Stories 26
    • Shares 166
    • Favorited 119
    • Votes 2112
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  4. My Daughter's Tears

    • Stories 21
    • Shares 23
    • Favorited 9
    • Votes 1047
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  5. Taking It Day By Day

    • Stories 18
    • Shares 33
    • Favorited 32
    • Votes 1139
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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
    • Shares 155
    • Favorited 31
    • Votes 1216
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  2. Inspiring Change For Addicts, Dear Addiction

    • Stories 27
    • Shares 260
    • Favorited 86
    • Votes 1752
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  3. Day in The Life Of A Addict Poem, Addict

    • Stories 21
    • Shares 126
    • Favorited 62
    • Votes 1120
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  4. The Voice Of Addiction

    • Stories 17
    • Shares 156
    • Favorited 85
    • Votes 1412
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  5. Welcome To Hell

    • Stories 15
    • Shares 176
    • Favorited 86
    • Votes 1224
    • Rating

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