Short Sad Poems

Sad Short Poems about Life

Sometimes you don't need to write a lot to express a feeling. This category is for sad poems when just a few lines will do. Feelings are not complex. When we allow ourselves to feel them in a pure undiluted way, we often begin the process of releasing pent up sadness. When you want to tell the story and the reasons behind the feeling, that will often turn into a longer poem. Both of these styles of telling are equally valid. It is simply a matter of what needs to be expressed in the moment.


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  1. The Mask

    • By Kleis Val
    • Published: April 2015
    Poem About How We Hide Ourselves

    She smiles, I cry.
    She is outgoing, I am shy.
    She loves, I am alone.
    She is amazing, I am unknown.

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    • Votes 1006
    • Rating 4.39
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    This describes me and how I have felt for the past year. Poetry has been my outlet, so thanks for sharing this amazing poem.

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  3. What Are Heavy?

    What Are Heavy? By Christina Rossetti

    What are heavy? Sea-sand and sorrow;
    What are brief? Today and tomorrow;
    What are frail? Spring blossoms and youth;
    What are deep? The ocean and truth.

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    • Votes 41
    • Rating 4.37
  4. The Perfect Little Town

    Appearances Can Be Deceiving

    The little town was the perfect little town,
    Where never would you see even one little frown.
    No matter where you'd go around town to stroll,
    There were perfect little houses, all in a perfect row.

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    • Votes 46
    • Rating 4.30
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  6. Possibility Pair, Of Ox

    • By David Mchugh
    • Published: October 2008

    I wake up,
    I never sleep

    I fill my lungs,...

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    • Stories 2
    • Shares 282
    • Favorited 16
    • Votes 744
    • Rating 4.29
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    I'm 11 years old and I needed a short poem for my Literacy, and I chose this one because from my point of view, it has passionate and strict words that describe what the poem is about. I...

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  7. How Could I Be So Lonely

    • By Cath Glasgow
    • Published: October 2009

    How could I be so lost,
    In a place I know so well?
    How could I be so broken,
    In a family so together?...

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    • Stories 13
    • Shares 557
    • Favorited 60
    • Votes 1942
    • Rating 4.27
    Latest Shared Story

    I know just how you feel sometimes I feel so lonely even when I'm around all my friends and family this was a really beautiful poem

  8. Hurt And Pain

    • By Lora
    • Published: January 2011

    Hurt and pain.
    There's much to gain.
    Peace and love.
    It's all the same....

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    • Stories 5
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    • Favorited 32
    • Votes 2139
    • Rating 4.27
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    I feel this story. I am 12 and suffer from really bad depression, anxiety and anorexia. I don't know why I like this poem so much but I feel like it has a connection with me. I just feel like...

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  10. No Celebration

    Holidays After Losing Loved Ones

    What's the point of celebrating
    When the ones you loved have gone?
    It's only the beginning of another year,
    Another year of struggling alone.

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    • Stories 2
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    • Votes 166
    • Rating 4.17
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    Strangely, this kinda relates to me, as many family members such as my uncles, grand-parents, and my father passed a few years ago around the holidays, and often times all you feel is grief...

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  11. Silent Tears

    shh...listen don't you hear
    I'm crying but they are silent tears
    I'm crying on the inside so you can't see
    all the pain running though me

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    • Stories 5
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    • Favorited 33
    • Votes 1354
    • Rating 4.15
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    I feel this story so much, I wish people could see, could hear my silent cries for help. I need someone just anyone to be able to see past this fake smile I wear every day.

  12. The Mask

    Poem About Hiding Your True Self

    Who am I?
    You think you know...
    Behind this mask of a
    smile is a desperate heart

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 221
    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 46
    • Rating 4.09

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