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.

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

  1. 1. Can Anybody Hear Me?

    I wrote this poem while crying at night and unable to go to sleep. Simply writing down my feelings calmed me. I was angry at myself for being so shy that I had isolated myself from those who loved me. I felt isolated, alone, and invisible. I didn't feel like anyone understood who I really was. I felt hurt because no one really took the time to get to know me. The ones who preached friendship to me ignored me... even on my birthday. Thank God, He is my comforter. And I had His Word that night.

    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. My Apology To Me

    • By Natasha Underwood
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2012

    This is a poem about me and my life and how I've been betrayed by the ones I loved the most. Throughout the poem I'm apologizing to the ones I've mentioned in the poem, although they've clearly been the ones who have done wrong. It's to the guy I lost my virginity to, to my mom who neglects me, to the guy who molested me, the friends who left me, and to me for being my worst enemy.

    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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    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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  5. 3. Just My Mask

    This is a poem about my day-to-day life. I go through my days, pretending nothing is wrong. I am protecting my family and friends from what I feel. Every time they ask how I am, I always reply, "Fine." I never am fine, never good or well. I wear a mask of happiness and joy so they won't suspect the depth or severity of my pain.

    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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    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. Imagine

    • By Shelby S.
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2013

    This poem touches on feeling alone. I've felt all these things in this poem and felt like there was nobody who understood or cared. I felt like I had to face things on my own. This work takes a turn for the depressing, but hopefully it will show all you beautiful people that you are not alone. Others have felt these things and will always be there for you.

    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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  7. 5. Forget

    I wrote this while going through a tough breakup in high school.

    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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    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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  8. 6. Help Me

    It's about needing a friend, a real one. Of course, I have real friends, but like many teenagers, I don't have friends who understand me. That's basically what I'm trying to say in my poem.

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

    Be my friend, a guiding light.

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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.

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  9. 7. I Feel So Lost

    • By Alexsys
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2014

    This is basically describing the turmoil I feel every day, and I'm just so tired at this point. I'm losing hope. I'm losing my will to go on. This is my final cry for help. But I hope that by sharing this with others it will help someone. Don't ignore the signs. Things aren't always what they seem.

    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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    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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  10. 8. Empty

    • By Taylor Wood
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2013

    You love me, right? Well, Prove it!

    Empty
    Yet full
    Broken
    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 by Family Friend Poems January 2015

    This poem is about feeling hopeless: that nobody cares or will help you, that all the pieces are left behind or lost. It's a cry for help. Will you be the one to help me in the end?

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

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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.

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  12. 10. You Love Her

    • By Lauren
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2015

    This is about the feelings of someone who is still in love with their ex, despite the fact that their partner has moved on and found someone else. The feelings are of unrequited love and heartbreak,

    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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    Left Behind: A Poem About Unrequited Love, You Love Her

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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 by Family Friend Poems September 2019

    Every day, I hide behind a smile. No one knows how I feel inside. At school, my classmates have new bags, shoes, toys...I never got those luxuries. I feel so alone, like no one understands.

    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

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  14. 12. No One Will Ever Understand

    • By Jenna
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2011

    This poem describes my life. I am a sophomore in high school, and it seems like everywhere I go people refer to me as the "perfect" girl. They describe me as "the athletic one" or "the Asian one" or "the girl with pretty hair." It seems like no one cares about my opinion. Or my life. They only care about getting dirt on me. Or watching my "fairy tale rich girl" life from the side. If someone would take the time, they'd learn how poor my family really is. How imperfect my life is.

    You think you understand me?
    I can hear you speak, you see?

    You go on about my perfect life.

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    God I've never found a poem or any piece that could describe exactly how I feel before THIS. It felt like I was reading my own work. Now I know I'm not alone. Keep writing! :)) xx

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  15. 13. The Fall

    • By Marie
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2011

    I wrote this out of anger. I had just gotten into a fight with my mom. She makes me feel really bad about myself sometimes, and I needed to have some sort of relief, so I decided to write. It always makes me feel better.

    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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    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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  16. 14. This Feeling Of Depression

    I wrote this poem because I'm sad and depressed. I'm 13 and I live in Arkansas. I'm really depressed because I have horrible headaches every day and the doctors can't find what's wrong. My family fights every day all day long. And my mom sister and uncle are all disabled, and it causes me a lot of stress. I moved away to live with my dad in Pittsburgh, but my mom forced me to come back. Without my poetry I honestly don't think I would still be living.

    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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    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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  17. 15. A Promise For The Better

    • By Keanu
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems September 2015

    A life sustained without a father and a promise made to never make his same mistake, the mistake of leaving the side of his son.

    I live within the present,
    But am stuck within the past.
    I look toward the future,
    With hopes that never last.

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  18. 16. Pick Me Up

    • By Shubhani Syal
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems January 2016

    I wrote this because my best friend betrayed me, my boyfriend left me, and my mom didn't even have time to listen or see me as I fell into a deep darkness and nearly retreated to my cutting tendencies.

    I sit here wondering why I still breathe,
    When pain consumes me and I'm dying.
    You were supposed to be my support,
    The one to hold me, not leave me alone.

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  19. 17. Broken Dreams

    • By Sabb
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2010

    I wrote this poem when I was depressed. I often write poems to express my feelings.

    Drowning in a darkness
    Of deep despair
    Believing the lies I hear
    And seeing truths not there

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    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...

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  20. 18. Crimson Blood And Poison Tears

    • By Jessica
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2008

    I wrote this poem because I feel like no one knows my pain. I write poetry to get away from my life in general and to express emotions to myself.. cause I can't share them any where else.

    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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    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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  21. 19. How Do You Fail To See?

    Sometimes I feel as if the people who are closest to me fail to truly see the pain I suffer every day. It's hard for me to face each day knowing everything won't be okay.

    How is it I cry all night,
    Yet you still believe everything is all right?
    How can you not see my pain
    When it is clearer than the rain?

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  22. 20. Tears

    • By Jordan
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2010

    This is my first poem I have ever written, and it means something more to me that just a poem. My parents divorced when I was 4 because of drugs and because my older brother and I were taken away from them. My father is dead now; he was murdered 8 months ago. The woman who killed him isn't in jail. We have yet to go to the cops and file a real report and take her to court. I cut myself now because I'm dealing with so much pain.

    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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    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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