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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    • Rating 4.40
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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? 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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    • Rating 4.34
  4. Possibility Pair, Of Ox

    • By David Mchugh
    • Published: October 2008

    I wake up,
    I never sleep

    I fill my lungs,...

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    • Rating 4.29
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    Nice, I love it. It's a meaningful poem with a great idea that's clearly defined.

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  6. 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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    • Rating 4.29
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    This is how I feel. Your words I can feel inside. My heart aches when I hear of the pain so many go through.

  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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    • Rating 4.27
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    Keep your head up and smile behind the pain. Swallow your tears and keeping moving forward. Always believe that luck is right around the corner, even if it's not actually how you want or...

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  8. 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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    Lonely in a crowded room...feeling only gloom and doom. Knowing that the end is near...who will care or shed a tear?

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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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    Thinking exactly the same. When everybody wants to celebrate tomorrow and I want to hide myself because it's hard to pretend to be normal on a happy occasion when you are dying from inside...

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  11. 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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    • Rating 4.11
  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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    • Rating 4.08
  13. In Spite Of You

    • By Jennifer A. Boulch
    • Published: February 2016
    Poem About Betrayal And Hurt

    Analysis of Form and Technique


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    • Rating 3.96

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