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.

88 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. Lords

    Rape Culture & Awareness

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    • Stories 13
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  3. 3 Demons Of Darkness By Olivia B

    Poem About Demons Inside

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  4. 4 Scars By Laura R

    Poem About Winning The Battle Over Self-Harm

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  5. 5 Behind The Mask By Melisa Bernards

    Poem About Depression And Pain

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  7. 6 My Mask By Briana M

    Poem About Hiding The Truth From People

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  8. 7 Struggling With Depression And Suicide By Debbie Leads

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    • Stories 52
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  9. 8 Silent Screams By Aaron

    Depression And Anxiety

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  10. 9 Speechless By Kyra Lee

    Child Abuse Ends In Death

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  11. 10 The Darkness By Dallas E. Krystof

    Loved Ones Not Understanding Your Depression

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    • Stories 10
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  12. 11 Mask By Matt

    Poem About Wearing A Mask That Always Smiles

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  13. 12 I Wish I Weren't Alone By Jo

    Loneliness Hurts Poem

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  15. 13 Cold Dark Corner By Blake Duffy

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  16. 14 Depression By Patricia A. Fleming

    Depression Is A Monster

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  17. 15 No Way Out From Sexual Abuse By Louise

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  18. 16 Mysterious Pain By Peggy Stewart

    Poem About Anxiety Disorder

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  19. 17 The Voice Of Addiction By Carrie Roush

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  20. 18 A Letter From Your Disease By Siera

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  21. 19 The Monster By Olivia M Likens

    Poem About Fighting Through Anxiety

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  22. 20 Goodnight Our Hero By Juli Round

    Son Died Of Cancer Poem

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  23. 21 Change What Is To Come By Anonymous

    Life Changing In A Moment

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  24. 22 Signed, Your Mind By Emma

    Poem About Anxiety And Panic Disorder

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  25. 23 My Master By Selena Odom

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  26. 24 From Oppression Comes Light By Erik Whitehead

    Finding Hope To Overcome Depression

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  27. 25 Sunshine After Rain By Brenda Winders

    Inspirational Poem About Addiction

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  28. 26 Inside Out By Angie M Flores

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  29. 27 The Mask By Kleis Val

    Poem About How We Hide Ourselves

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  30. 28 How Could I Be So Lonely By Cath Glasgow

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  31. 29 Dementia By Debbie Bell

    Dementia From The Parent’s Perspective

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    • Stories 1
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  32. 30 The Ongoing Battles With My Demons By Patricia A. Fleming

    Expressing Despair

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  33. 31 A Stranger Comes To Call By John Kehoe

    Thoughts On Being Diagnosed With Cancer

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  34. 32 Struggling To Breathe By Sima

    Poem About Anxious Thoughts

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  35. 33 "We" Couldn't See By Brian E Pardee

    Dissociative Identity Disorder

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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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  37. 35 My Rage By Lorilei Brown

    Poem About The Abused Becoming An Abuser

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  38. 36 We Wear The Mask By Paul Laurence Dunbar

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  39. 37 A Lonely Star By Mikayela Dzenowski

    Poem About Loneliness And Depression

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  40. 38 The Daily Battle By Max S.

    Poem About Depression And Self-Image Issues

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  41. 39 Words Unsaid By Melanie Dawn Batac

    Poem Regretting Lost Love

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  42. 40 Hush Little Sister By Yerzinia

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  43. 41 Our Hearts Will Always Touch By Ranja Kujala

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  44. 42 Lost In Pain By Steff

    Trying To Hide My Feelings

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  45. 43 Worth By Joel

    Reaching Out For Someone To Care

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  46. 44 Welcome To Hell By Nelly Barnes

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  47. 45 Living In My World By Tiffany L. Holic

    Poem From A Child Abused Physically And Emotionally

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  48. 46 Dear Heroin By Summer Sager

    Addicted To Heroin Poem

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  49. 47 And I'm The Girl By Jillian Baker

    Feeling Lonely Poem

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  50. 48 Abuse By Adri

    Domestic Violence Poem

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    • Stories 20
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  51. 49 Lost By Sarah Boston

    Poem About A Dying Soul

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  52. 50 Wondering Why Am I Here By Raymond Martineau

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  53. 51 Hold Me By Chula

    I'm Feeling Alone Poem

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  54. 52 Hurt And Pain By Lora

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  55. 53 5 Years Old By Kristie

    Child Fighting Cancer Poem

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    • Stories 18
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  56. 54 Life Is An Illusion By Trisha

    Poem About Giving Up Or Pushing Forward

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    • Stories 5
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  57. 55 Recovering By Selena Odom

    Recovering From An Addiction

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  58. 56 Daddy's Doll By Ronald Doe

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  59. 57 Tears, Tears Go Away By Stephany Manfull

    Poem About Reminders Of The Past

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  60. 58 Panic Attack By Brittany

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  61. 59 They Can No Longer Hurt Me By Sabrina

    Poem About Being Strong In Spite Of Rape

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  62. 60 While I Was Bleeding By Tania

    Don't Stay In An Abusive Relationship

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  63. 61 Life's Lessons By Amanda

    To My Mother Who Died From Cancer

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  64. 62 Searching For My Soul By D.A.H.

    Feeling Lost In This World

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  65. 63 Forever Changed By Danielle

    Poem About Being Raped By Father

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  66. 64 Losing Myself By Remnant

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  67. 65 Just Look Into My Eyes By Bryan Rankin

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  68. 66 Silent Tears By Amanda Smith

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    • Stories 7
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  69. 67 The Way In Which We Cry By Arianna

    The Healing Power Of Crying

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  70. 68 Tulips By Sylvia Plath

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  71. 69 Finding A Voice By Emily E. Williams

    Recovery From An Eating Disorder

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  72. 70 Depression Blues By Tina M. Casalvera

    Poem About Struggle With Bipolar Depression

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  73. 71 Glance By Ashley Reyes

    Hiding Behind A Mask To Pretend I'm Okay

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  74. 72 My Special Sister Vicki By Barbara Looney

    Sister Fighting Breast Cancer

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  75. 73 Living With Dementia By Emma L. Buckley

    Dementia Awareness

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  76. 74 Aching Hearts By Liz Newman

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  77. 75 Suicide Note By Stephen K. Treharne

    Attempted Suicide

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  78. 76 Little Schizophrenic Girl By Brian E Pardee

    A Girl I Met At The Mental Hospital

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  79. 77 Winter Stars By Sara Teasdale

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  80. 78 The Unknown Murder By Samantha Jay

    Poem About How Abuse Feels On The Inside

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  81. 79 A Cry From The Soul By Charlene Valladares

    Dark Days

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  82. 80 If I Could Go Back By Shianne

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    • Stories 0
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  83. 81 My Daughter's Tears By Annabel Sheila

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    • Stories 21
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  84. 82 Internal War By Laura Campbell

    The Everyday Struggle With Mental Illness

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    • Stories 5
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  85. 83 When You Feel Like You Can't Go On By Aliysha

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    • Stories 6
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  86. 84 Falling From Darkness By Anne Powers

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  87. 85 A Life That's Wasted By Josselyn Jackman- Williams

    Heroin

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  88. 86 Truth Untold By Shianne

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  89. 87 Alone By Edgar Allan Poe

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  90. 88 Burn The Beauty By Elizabeth McCrorie

    Poem About Beauty

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