Hurting Poems by Teens

Hurting Poems by Teens

Poems about Feeling Alone, Hurting and Sad

When a person is feeling hurt, it is important that they share their feelings with their friends. One of the best ways to process feelings is to share them with friends. Many people are under the mistaken notion that they should not share feelings of sadness because it will bring down the moods of others. This may be true. However, more often than not, we may be able to offer comfort to each other and our friendship will become deeper through the process.

53 Poems on Hurt and Healing: Poems for Teens on Abandonment, Solitude, and Sorrow

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  1. 1. Can Anybody Hear Me?

    I want someone to hold me,
    But I'm the only one here.
    I want someone to listen to me,
    But I'm the only ear.

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    I've been the same way, but you are never alone. God is there for you, Your friends and family care, even if they don't know the best way to show it. People are there to help you; you just...

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  3. 2. Imagine

    • By Shelby S.
    • Published: May 2013

    Imagine yourself
    Alone in your head.
    You're hanging, dangling
    From a silver thread.

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    This poem is really amazing. I am 13. My mother never understands my feeling. I find it very hard to understand what I am feeling. Actually, I do know it deep down but refuse to accept it...

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  5. 3. Just My Mask

    Of course I'm fine, why do you ask?
    Oh, don't mind this, it's just my mask.
    It hides the grief, it hides the strife.
    I wear this mask to escape the knife.

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    • Votes 662
    • Rating 4.66
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    Thank you for your story.

    When I was nine years old, I was raped. And it continued for two years. I never told anyone because the man threatened to hurt my family. When I wrote this...

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  6. 4. I Feel So Lost

    • By Alexsys
    • Published: August 2014

    I'm not sure when it started or why it is so strong.
    On the outside I seem happy. No one thinks anything's wrong.
    But on the inside I am dying, screaming for someone to see
    That the happy smile and carefree laugh is not the real me.

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    • Rating 4.55
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    I live with someone who has BPD. AND there is that feeling of loneliness when you feel you're the only one going through a situation. It's a life saver to have friends...any friends even just...

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  7. 5. My Apology To Me

    • By Natasha Underwood
    • Published: February 2012

    This is to the guy that I went out of my way to get noticed by,
    The one I trusted, the one who told me lies,
    The one who made me feel like I was the only one,
    The one who was through with me when the sex was done,

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    • Votes 168
    • Rating 4.70
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    The poem reached right into my and soul. I can identify with this girl's horror, as it happened to me at the age of only 11 years old by my eldest sibling. He told me not to say anything or I...

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  8. 6. Help Me

    Hear my cries. I need your help.
    Please come save me from myself.

    Be my friend, a guiding light.

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    • Rating 4.59
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    I love this poem. I'm 17 years old, and I also feel that way. Yes, I have a lot of friends, but no one understands.

  9. 7. Forget

    I wish I could forget...
    Forget all the tears and pain,
    Forget all the hurt and shame,
    Forget all the things of my past,

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    • Votes 199
    • Rating 4.60
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    Isabelle K, I know how you feel. My biological dad gave up his rights when I was a baby. I'm now 11, almost 12. My biological dad had other things he wanted to do in life and being a dad...

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  10. 8. Empty

    • By Taylor Wood
    • Published: October 2013

    Yet full
    Yet able to love with the pieces

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    This poem really speaks to me because I used to feel like that. Sometimes I still do. I'm basically friendless because all my so-called friends lost touch or have a "busy schedule." I know...

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  11. 9. Broken

    • By Alexandria Satterley
    • Published: January 2015

    I am broken,
    But nobody picks up the pieces.
    I'm falling,
    But nobody catches me.

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    • Votes 218
    • Rating 4.43
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    This poem is really touching. It describes how a depressed person feels. When you look at the world, it seems like you are alone because no one understands you.

  12. 10. You Love Her

    I love you, but you love her.
    I still remember what we were.
    I still cherish what we used to be.
    I still remember when you loved me.

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    • Rating 4.42
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    Thanks so much for this poem! This is a repeatedly tantalizing experience so frequently occurring to lovers in the world; you love someone who usually loves someone else and pays not much...

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  13. 11. The True Me

    • By Jessica S. Bauzon
    • Published: September 2019

    Why do you stand around and watch me cry?
    Don't you see me in the corner of your eye?
    I'm in so much pain, don't you see?
    Why do you just stare and watch me bleed?

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    Never change your originality
    For the sake of others
    Because no one else can play your role
    Better than you
    So be yourself
    You are the best

  14. 12. Not Good Enough

    • By Imza
    • Published: October 2009

    I help you through hard times, as you do for me,
    But you really don't know how much I hide.
    Even though we are the best of friends,
    I really don't think you can understand.

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    • Votes 545
    • Rating 4.65
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    For a dad, it's really hard when you’re unable to heal her most precious heart. I read a poem so it can give me ideas on what else I need to say, but what can a dad do if his daughter is...

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  15. 13. This Feeling Of Depression

    I have a pain so deep you'll never see
    I locked it away and hid the key.
    If I ever really could share it
    You wouldn't look at me the same, I swear it.

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    • Votes 128
    • Rating 4.66
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    Hi, I am 13 too, but I will be 14 soon. I have told my family about my depression 6 months ago. I cut myself sometimes but only on my thigh so no one sees. I know how it feels to be alone,...

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  16. 14. You Left Me For No Reason

    You had me, you left me, you never cared.
    I was your second child and still you weren't prepared.

    On the lonely nights when I was sad,

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    • Votes 243
    • Rating 4.58
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    I can totally relate to this. Reading this brought tears to my eyes. I had to fight to hold them back. My dad and mom left me at the age of 5. They divorced, and I was left. I had no idea...

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  17. 15. 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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    • Rating 4.45
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    Made me feel so sad. I would cry for hours in my room, in the bathroom, in the shower, and wherever else no one would see me or hear me. I'd wait for my family to be out and me to be by...

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  18. 16. The Fall

    I don't know why I bother to try;
    even though I know you'll never be satisfied.
    I'm not what you want, and I'm not what you need,
    but you're twisting and turning my reality.

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    • Votes 73
    • Rating 4.73
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    I was always considered the black sheep in my family because I looked at the world differently, so I was judged. I was raised in a Christian home but I couldn't understand why you would...

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  19. 17. Lovin A Thug

    • By Sarah Smith
    • Published: January 2011

    Love is a four letter word,
    that makes your heart sore.

    You think you're in love,

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    • Rating 4.68
  20. 18. Breaking Down, Giving In, Giving Up

    • By Anonymous
    • Published: October 2012

    I've tried. Time and time again, I've tried.
    To not cut, to not be weak, to not fall into temptations.
    You single-handedly abolished whatever pieces of my heart were left.
    You see the struggles I've been through. You still leave me, like I'm nothing.

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    • Stories 5
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    • Favorited 46
    • Votes 415
    • Rating 4.63
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    This poem is so easy to relate to. Even though no one should have to relate to it. No one should have to feel this way - like suicide is the only option. I've been there myself. Thought that...

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  21. 19. Crimson Blood And Poison Tears

    Rain, rain, go away,
    Because of you the pain will stay.
    Slit my throat, cut out my heart,
    Leave me here, tear it apart.

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    • Votes 189
    • Rating 4.55
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    I'm happy to know that Rebecca helped you stop. I don't cut myself, but my best friend has before and still does when times are the worst. Since I met her she has opened my eyes to the...

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  22. 20. Tears

    • By Jordan
    • Published: July 2010

    Walking through the rain,
    I try to forget the pain.
    I try to ignore the sting in my eyes,
    because I know a strong girl never cries.

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    • Stories 26
    • Shares 1343
    • Favorited 82
    • Votes 367
    • Rating 4.49
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    In his first poem, Jordan has exposed his inner feelings so effectively that I feel like developing a strong bond between us. Not because I have undergone the same experiences but because of...

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