Crying Poems

Crying Poems

Poems about Crying Inside and Feeling Sad

Everybody cries sometimes, and if you don't you should. Crying is a natural way of letting go of pent up emotions. It is sad fact that many children are shamed for crying. Adults who are led to believe that crying is not OK may repress their feeling of sadness. Emotions that are not allowed to release tend to leak out in other areas of their lives. The ability to express our emotions whether alone or in communication to others is necessary for a happy life.

18 Poems about Pain and Suffering

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  1. 1. I'm Tired

    I wrote this poem when I was in 6th grade when I started to fall into depression. As things got worse, I kept changing the poem, and now this is what I have left. I think many people can relate to this.


    • By Kristen
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2016 with permission of the Author.

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    I'm tired.
    Tired of the constancy,
    the constancy of judgment.
    Tired of hiding,

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    I lived in an abusive household for the first nine years of my life. Suffering sexual assault, beatings, starvation, all at the hands of the people who were supposed to protect me. When I was...

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  3. 2. Tears

    This is a poem about the different reasons we cry.

    • By Whitney Fancher
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2015 with permission of the Author.

    I come when pain
    Becomes too much to take.
    I come when you're sad,
    Or your heart starts to break.

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    This poem is well written and beautiful. I just became a member on this site and your poem is one of the first ones I read. What a great way to start.

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  5. 3. I Hate To Cry

    This poem is about a person who won't admit defeat but is starting to get very weak!

    I'm not scared of anything.
    I wish my lie were true.
    I don't want help,
    I don't need anything from you!

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    man I'm about to cry that's really touching

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  6. 4. Bluebird

    Charles Bukowski's poem "Bluebird" explores the poet's internal struggle to suppress his vulnerable emotions. There is a bluebird residing in his heart, yearning to be set free, yet the speaker's toughness and fear of exposing his true self prevent it from escaping. He resorts to numbing the bird's presence with whiskey, smoke, and distractions from the outside world. The poem reveals a complex relationship between the speaker and the bluebird, with moments of tenderness and acknowledgment. Their secret bond brings solace, evoking powerful emotions that resonate deeply, leaving readers to contemplate their own capacity for vulnerability.

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    there's a bluebird in my heart that
    wants to get out
    but I'm too tough for him,
    I say, stay in there, I'm not going

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  7. 5. In My Mind And My Heart

    My grandpa passed away, and I felt so much sadness yet again. It had been 8 years since the passing of my first son, and these feelings came back again. Wishing we had more time! Every time I think of them, this is what I go through. It's a way to remember them.

    Forgive me if I cry
    But there is nothing else to do
    If only God could have warned me
    That my life would be without you

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  8. 6. Tears

    A sister is touched seeing her grown up brother cry like a child.

    • By Margaret A. Collins
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2006 with permission of the Author.

    I saw my brother cry today.
    He seemed five years old
    It did not seem to me that he was six feet tall.
    He lost a thing he treasured,

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    I love this. I am going to the army, and I hear my brother cry at night. Sometimes he begs me not to go, but I want to help people, and this is how I want to do it. I just feel bad. I do not...

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  9. 7. Lost

    A poet writes about her dying soul.

    • By Sarah Boston
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2009 with permission of the Author.

    The darkness surrounds me.
    It's getting so cold.
    I'm all alone
    With no one to hold.

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    Amy,
    Don't feel bad. I had the same thing that has happened to me as well. I have always been picked on and teased my whole life. I would come home from school crying almost every day...

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  10. 8. Wondering Why Am I Here

    When life just goes wrong. Wondering why I am here and how life can change.

    I lay in bed alone at night and wonder why I'm here.
    I do so much for everyone.
    Why don't they show they care?
    I met this girl who said she loved me,

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    I've asked myself and others the same thing. Why am I here? I put on so many disguises that I didn't know who I was. I have tried many time to commit suicide, and the last time I attempted it...

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  11. 9. Tears, Tears Go Away

    I was beaten by my alcoholic father as a child and molested by my uncle. No one knows these things except for a few friends and my journal. I'm depressed, and I cut often to get the pain out. I'd hate to hurt my family, so I try my hardest to stay away from suicide, but I think of it daily...that is the story behind my tears.

    • By Stephany Manfull
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2013 with permission of the Author.

    Tears, tears go away.
    Why must you come back almost every day?
    You remind me of my pain.
    You remind me of my past.

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    You're definitely not alone in your suffering. Like you, I was abused by my stepfather and an uncle and have struggled daily to deal with the pain. I was in the third grade when mine started...

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  12. 10. My Fears

    This is not dedicated to any particular person. I was feeling down and scared and decided to write this poem. I really hope that people understand where I am coming from. Everyone has fears and scars from being hurt.

    • By Samantha Medlin
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2008 with permission of the Author.

    Getting left behind
    Not being loved
    No one understanding
    No one caring

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    I understand what you say, and I want to say that I am going through the same thing this poem is about. Always being left behind by another, fearing that you are never good enough...so I am...

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  13. 11. The Way In Which We Cry

    Babies and young children will often let out a loud cry, as they seek the attention of their parents. As we grow older, however, we are taught not to cry, and we start believing that we shouldn't bother anyone with our tears. So we'll hold them in, silence them, but eventually, they will still overflow. We can't control it, because sometimes, it is our only resort to show any kind of pain, whether that be physical, emotional, or mental. Our tears are not a sign of weakness but our path to healing.

    • By Arianna
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2020 with permission of the Author.

    Do we cry to heal ourselves?
    Do we cry simply to shed a tear?
    Is it because we just can?
    Or because that certain person isn't here?

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  14. 12. Wanting To Feel Something

    This is dedicated to all the young people struggling to feel something other than emptiness or pain.

    • By Joyce Alcantara
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2008 with permission of the Author.

    Have you ever held in pain to the point where it seemed like you didn't care?
    You could've sworn you were crying,
    But when you went to wipe tears away there was nothing there?
    Going through life empty,

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    All I have to say is that I really feel blessed to be able to feel it all. I am so grateful to G-d that I have the strength to care about things when I have a LOT of pain stored inside of my...

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  15. 13. Tear Stained Cheeks And Bloodshot Eyes

    My family and friends used to call me an angel. Not for looks, but for the way I could always help someone out of their troubles, and the way that I could always keep a smile on my face. But the other night I couldn't. I realized that I tried my best to help other people with their problems just because I didn't want to deal with my own. I thought the only way I could tell people that was to write a poem. And this is what I came up with.

    • By Sabrina
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2008 with permission of the Author.

    The angel lost her grace,
    As mascara ran down her face.
    She forgot love, remembered hate.
    She no longer had her faith.

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    I'm writing this because I am sad, down, and I scuffed my pride. Have you ever loved somebody, even though they did you wrong a million times? Sometimes it is better to hurt than be hurt,...

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  16. 14. Let It Rain

    Sometimes we find ourselves at a low point. A point where you realize that you'd just have to release the pain you feel through heartfelt tears. You may be at an age where people mistake crying for weakness, but in reality, people fail to realize how important it is to let go of all negative emotions.
    The poem largely revolves around my own tears and how they resemble pouring 'rain' at my darkest moments.

    Clouds of thunder, pouring rain,
    The hurt I feel, the throbbing pain.
    Droplets trickling down my face.
    Shall rain give me this one embrace?

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    The description of the hostile environment reflects the suffering human soul. That is the beauty of this short poem.

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  17. 15. Broken Wings

    I wrote this poem because I was depressed, and it helps get the emotions out of me. It also keeps me from hurting myself.

    • By Kat S
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2014 with permission of the Author.

    Wings of wax will melt and fall apart,
    But what if they are a true reflection of what's in my heart?
    Weak, easily discouraged, and without pride,
    My escape to freedom denied

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    All alone in the black abyss, tell me how it's led to this. I keep on smiling day by day, hoping suddenly the pain will go away. With bloodshot eyes, I turn to see you with someone that...

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  18. 16. Forever Stagnant In Our Minds

    I wrote this during a time of deep depression. This poem was intended for my three siblings and myself, but I feel poems help to conquer the darkness. The abuse that we witnessed our mom (and ourselves) go through has caused long-term depression and suicidal thoughts in all of us. Writing poems helps to relieve the pain and sadness. I hope that anyone who has gone through any kind of abuse can learn to trust and love.

    • By Rosanna
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2014 with permission of the Author.

    Like an apple that has fallen from our tree,
    my soul is rotting and I've taken you down with me.
    Deep in the emotions of my misery
    are the feelings that cannot ever seem to be set free.

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  19. 17. The Heart

    Sometimes your heart can keep giving and giving until eventually it'll give up.

    • By Veronda Starling
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2015 with permission of the Author.

    My heart felt what is shouldn't.
    It gave when it couldn't,
    Believed in many things
    When I wouldn't.

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    I get so mad at my mother. She doesn't understand me. She tells that I am fat and slapped me a couple of times. I am chubby. I am 12 years old, 5' 3.5" and I weight about 135 pounds. So yes,...

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  20. 18. Who Do You Do?

    A poem about regretting a decision.

    • By Katrina
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2009 with permission of the Author.

    I'm crying my eyes out,
    But no one can see,
    Because it's deep,
    Deep inside of me.

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