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.
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.
56 Poems on Hurt and Healing: Poems for Teens on Abandonment, Solitude, and Sorrow
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I want someone to hold me,Featured Shared Story
I would always read your poems back in 2020. I absolutely loved them! Because what you were experiencing, your poems, really made sense to me because I've been experiencing the exact same...
Alone in your head.
You're hanging, dangling
From a silver thread.Featured Shared Story
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...
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.Featured Shared Story
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...
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.Featured Shared Story
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...
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,Featured Shared Story
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...
I wish I could forget...
Forget all the tears and pain,
Forget all the hurt and shame,
Forget all the things of my past,Featured Shared Story
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...
Yet able to love with the piecesFeatured Shared Story
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...
9. The True Me
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?Featured Shared Story
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
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.Featured Shared Story
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...
I am broken,
But nobody picks up the pieces.
But nobody catches me.Featured Shared Story
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. Scarlet Tears
Fires ablaze within my eyes,
A smile concealing all my lies,
Screaming, begging, calling out,
A final, frantic, desperate, shout.Featured Shared Story
Honey, no! You are strong. You are beautiful. Don't believe them when they say you deserve it. You don't! Please, whoever you are, know that people in your life will be mean because they are...
Rain, rain, go away,
Because of you the pain will stay.
Slit my throat, cut out my heart,
Leave me here, tear it apart.Featured Shared Story
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...
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,Featured Shared Story
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...
15. Not Good Enough
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.Featured Shared Story
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...
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.Featured Shared Story
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,...
17. 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 .Featured Shared Story
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...
18. 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.Featured Shared Story
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...
19. Broken Dreams
Drowning in a darkness
Of deep despair
Believing the lies I hear
And seeing truths not thereFeatured Shared Story
I know how you feel. I'm sorry you feel like that because I know what you're going through. I'm trying to become better myself. People don't understand EMO'S like myself...
Can no one see this smile I'm faking,
See how, inside, I'm constantly shaking?
These people all claim they know me well,
Yet no one can see through my crumbling shellFeatured Shared Story
This is truly what I feel. Their hopes that I'll be something they think of is fading. It's just killing me. I have no one to express myself to. I don't want someone to feel or even know what...
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