Alone Poems

Alone Poems

Poems About Feeling Sad, Alone And Depressed

Being or feeling alone is one of the saddest places to be. You can have all the money in the world but if you don't have anyone to share it with, you have nothing. The need for human companionship is universal. In ancient times, people stuck together because they literally needed each other to survive. In today's world, we tend to spread out and live more isolated lifestyles. In some ways this is a luxury. In other ways we had it better when we lived in close proximity. Humans are creatures of community and need each other for companionship.

33 Poems about the Pain of Loneliness

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  1. 1. Alone

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    Lying, thinking
    Last night
    How to find my soul a home
    Where water is not thirsty

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    I strongly agree with Maya Angelou. Her poem reflects a timely theme. At any age a person might suffer due to loneliness, but worse in the old age. Then one needs physical as well as...

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  3. 2. Alone

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    From childhood’s hour I have not been
    As others were—I have not seen
    As others saw—I could not bring
    My passions from a common spring—

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    This poem touches the old scarred-over wound in my soul.

    Though I'm old now, when I read it - that old pain I know returns - and it bitterly breaks my heart. But not for self-pity! ...

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  5. 3. My Mask


    • By Briana M
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2015 with permission of the Author.

    My smile hides my tears.
    My laugh hides my screams.
    It's been this way for years.
    Things aren't as they seem.

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    Mike, I've never ever written a reply to anyone here before, but when I read about you, I had to. Don't ever think there's nothing interesting about you. Your story made you who you are...

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  6. 4. I Needed You


    • By Angie M Flores
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2008 with permission of the Author.

    When I was sad and depressed,
    I needed you to be cheer me up.
    Instead, I drank till I was numb enough not to feel anything.

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    As the eldest in the family I was always the one who got blamed for the mistakes of my sister. My sister and I don't share a bond. As far as I can remember, we were still young when I put...

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  7. 5. I Wish I Weren't Alone


    • By Jo
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2011 with permission of the Author.

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    Once when I was little,
    I was happy and carefree.
    I used to run around laughing
    Until it was time for tea.

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    I was bullied at school because I was an ugly kid. Mum and Dad loved me for what I was. I had a failed marriage due to domestic violence and verbal abuse at me. I was locked up for defending...

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  8. 6. Mask


    • By Matt
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2008 with permission of the Author.

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    I was once sad and lonely,
    Having nobody to comfort me,
    So I wore a mask that always smiled,
    To hide my feelings behind a lie.

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    I know you don't know me, but I want you to know I care about you and what you are going through. I know how bad bullying can be, and I also know how dear a Gran can be. Mine won't be with us...

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  9. 7. A Lonely Star

    • By Mikayela Dzenowski
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2014 with permission of the Author.

    A lonely star
    sits in the sky.
    It starts to flicker
    and begins to cry.

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    This is so beautifully written. I love it! I hope all is well by now, and if not, then I'll keep you in my prayers. Remember that God’s son didn't fit in, but he was beautiful and kind, and...

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  10. 8. Intimacy Of Dark

    To be kissed by moonlight
    And caressed by stars,
    Draped in darkened blue,
    Dancing from Jupiter to Mars.

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    Lately, I've been in the corner of my room wallowing in tears. Nobody to share my feelings with. Crying all day with the company of my pillow in the darkness. Life has been hard, my life is...

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  11. 9. Lost Soul

    • By Randall Pela
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2009 with permission of the Author.

    You pass me on the street and our eyes briefly meet.
    You hold the door open for me as I enter behind you.
    I say thanks, but you have no idea that my mind is blank.
    In the elevator you crack a joke, I flash a smile.

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    Aakanksha,
    We all have loss in our lives. It will never go away! The sooner you accept this, the better you will feel. It is not your fault that this has happened and once you accept the...

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  12. 10. And I'm The Girl

    • By Jillian Baker
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2011 with permission of the Author.

    I'm the girl who hides behind a smile every day.
    I'm the girl who has a tough exterior,
    But that's not who I really am.
    I'm the girl who has a lot of problems

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    It feels that it was written for me. With an exterior as tough as a man showing no feelings, I am a girl who gets scared in the night due to a nightmare or does something out of cuteness. But...

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  13. 11. Hold Me

    • By Chula
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2008 with permission of the Author.

    I'm hurt all the time.
    I don't want to cry for the way I feel inside.
    I just want someone to hold me.
    I'm alone in the dark; please try to find me.

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    I have never felt loved, and I feel like it will never get better. I just want to feel wanted. I always told myself I would not be the kind of teenager to sit on my bedroom floor silently...

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  14. 12. Searching For My Soul

    • By D.A.H.
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2017 with permission of the Author.

    In this life
    I once felt hope.
    I sometimes still believe in this,
    but each moment a little less.

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    I feel the same way, and I think I understand how you feel. I'm only eleven and have lost my mom to drugs. I went to live with my dad and step-mom. I am not allowed to see my real mother or...

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  15. 13. The Forgotten Mother

    • By Ruby Latimer Edwards
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2006 with permission of the Author.

    A gray old woman sits all alone,
    Unloved, uncherished, and unknown.
    Sitting beside her broken door,
    Dreaming of days passed long ago,

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    In March 2022, I was diagnosed with Renal cancer. I'm doing fine following up with my CTs. My kids' dad was diagnosed with hepatic cancer, lung, the works, and passed away in March. My (our)...

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  16. 14. Just Look Into My Eyes

    • By Bryan Rankin
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2009 with permission of the Author.

    Look into my eyes.
    Tell me what you see.
    It won't be happy.
    It won't be pretty.

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    I'm Keke, and I'm 18 years old. I feel empty and selfish. Empty because nobody cares about me. Selfish because the ones that do aren’t enough. I love my friends, but they just don't fill me...

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  17. 15. Walls

    • By Mssparklyone
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 20, 2022 with permission of the Author.

    It’s cold and it’s dark,
    In this place that I hide,
    I’ve built up these walls,
    I let no-one inside.

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    I appreciate the honesty and transparency of this important poem. It is very meaningful to me.

  18. 16. Pay Attention

    • By Briana M
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2016 with permission of the Author.

    You only see
    What you want to see,
    Letting other things pass you blindly.

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    I am girl from a very small town in Uttarakhand. I belong to a middle class family. I belong to a family and a society around with an orthodox thinking about girls. It is somehow okay with...

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  19. 17. Truth Untold

    • By Shianne
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2013 with permission of the Author.

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    My pain and misery fall from the sky
    So hard I try to ignore it, but it still gets by.
    Surrounded with memories of what could have been,
    The hatred screams under my skin.

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    I could relate perfectly to every line and the heart of the author. What astonished me is the fact that when you pour your heart into a poem, you have still not let it out. The circumstances...

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  20. 18. Be Silent With Me

    • By Brian Terry
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2012 with permission of the Author.

    I walk on a path deep in a forest and the noise of loneliness fills my head.
    I think of all my friends and family that are long since dead.

    I listen to the wind blow through the trees, on my face I can feel the warm summer breeze.

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    My friends know me as a person who makes them smile. If I don't say anything, they question me. It sucks. Behind the laughter or smiles I give people, I am never gonna tell them how I feel....

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  21. 19. Feelings Of Abandonment

    • By Angela Fernatt
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2007 with permission of the Author.

    I keep looking for comfort from you
    I sit and wonder if your love is true
    You see me crying
    Inside you have to know I'm dying

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    I feel like this but not with my mother. My husband of 32 years has made me feel alone. It is a horrible feeling whether it comes from mother or father or even our children, it hurts us.
    I...

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  22. 20. The Dark Days Will Pass

    There will be dark days,
    when you feel alone
    with your aching heart
    but that doesn’t mean

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    I think that is true to every person's life, and what he or she needs is patience that brings a glorious morning after a gloomy night. I had also once gone through such dark days, which later...

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