Poems about Sadness

Sad Poetry

Feeling sad is no crime although the world might wish you to think so. All the feelings in the world never did anybody any harm. It is our feelings that make us human and connect us to the rest of humanity. When you feel sad, it is important to give yourself permission to feel the sadness. Share your feelings with someone who has the sensitivity to give you the space to let the feeling fully be felt. Only then can you begin to let go.


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  1. Depression

    • By Darren Harris
    • Published: December 2007
    Not Able To Find Joy In Life

    Depression is running through my head.
    These thoughts make me think of death,
    A darkness which blanks my mind.
    A walk through the graveyard, what can I find?

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    Tina, I feel really despondent about you and your daughter, Joy. Your husband is not a daddy. He should be sentenced to death for this atrocious behavior.

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  3. Bravado

    • By Jesse Standridge
    • Published: February 2008
    Staying Strong

    alone again,
    just another day dedicated to love ones missed.
    As I sit with an empty soul,
    not sad, ...

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  4. Falling From Darkness

    • By Anne Powers
    • Published: January 2011

    Falling from darkness,
    To a place I don't know,
    Everything's moving with no place to go.
    I feel so alone and scared.

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    I think it's very beautiful. It identifies the beauty of pain,as an absolute finite of existence of one's being. Conquering one's own longevity or continuation without it.
    To love is to fall...

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  6. Complicated Families

    • By JQ Downing
    • Published: February 2006

    So many tears shed in the dark of night,
    hidden away in our private thoughts
    only to be shelved with morning's first light.
    Because of no courage to speak of the pain,

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    I was touched by this amazing poem and I can relate to every single word. Just like me, I've been through all of these sad things.

  7. I Wish, I Dream

    • By Isabel S.
    • Published: April 2015
    Poem About Wanting Things To Be Better

    I wish I could stop crying,
    I wish I didn't have to try.
    On the outside I'm smiling,
    But inside I'm dying,

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    My tears are falling. My life is changing. My brother is gone. His life has been taken. I wish he were here. Tears, tears, they fall from your eyes. The only thing you can do is look at the sky.

  8. A Smile

    • By Eric L.
    • Published: December 2008
    You Said You Would Stay

    A smile is just a Gesture,
    That's made on one's face,
    What if the knew,
    All I needed was space?...

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  10. The Girl I Used To Be

    • By Laura
    • Published: March 2009

    I tell myself that everything's going to be ok,
    that there is no reason for all this pain.
    The time it took to change, the time it took to
    see all those mistakes....

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    You are right. My parents say that I’m a loser. My sister says I am very bad. Nobody in my family likes me because I’m not so good with studies and I’m not as beautiful as everyone, but I...

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  11. Different As Black And White

    • By Natasha L. Damian
    • Published: February 2006

    I dont understand
    why cant you see
    just what your yelling is doing to me
    open your eyes...

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  12. Nothing Left To Say

    Poem About Losing Your Inspiration

    I've got nothing left to say.
    It's like the words ran away.

    And I'm stuck between these walls

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  13. Echoes Of Goodbye

    • By Patricia A. Queen
    • Published: February 2006

    Endless footsteps lead on along the ground
    The grieving people that were here cannot be found
    The black clouds come and hide the crying sky
    Amid those timeworn, lonely echoes of goodbye...

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