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Best Agonizing Poems

Below are the all-time best Agonizing poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of agonizing poems written by PoetrySoup members


I saw the bitter tears of unhappiness
Running down your agonizing face,
Ravaged with pain,

And I became a sponge of compassion
To absorb them.

I heard the howling 

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Categories: agonizing, friendship love, humanity, society,
Form: Free verse

Your house still smells like you:
Warm shortbread and lavender soap -
Comforting and agonizing.
Your plants still bloom,
Perched beside the window
Where the kettle waits to be filled.

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Categories: agonizing, family,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Dancing In Horror With Fate In Blackest Abyss Collaboration with Kurt Ravidas
Dancing In Horror With Fate In Blackest Abyss
Collaboration with Kurt Ravidas

I walk mountain storm, step out to cut deep its edge
forever tempting that fall from...

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Categories: agonizing, art, dark, evil, fantasy,
Form: Rhyme
Deep Dark Poem
     ~Deep Dark Poem~

Tonight I want to go deeper in my soul
I want to be born again tonight I want
to go...

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Categories: agonizing, poetry,
Form: Prose Poetry
Grief is Grief is not
Grief is not something we “get through”…
you “get through” a bad day
Grief is not something we “get over”,
“you ”get over” a cold”
Grief is not something...

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Categories: agonizing, death, grief, hope, inspirational,
Form: Free verse

It’s raining outside
I can see on my window panes
Rain droplets slide
Inside seemingly dry eyes something triggers rains

Memories are cruel
They don’t spare
O agonizing thoughts! Do not...

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Categories: agonizing, allegory, life, lonely, heart,
Form: Rhyme

The towering mountains of menacing fanaticism and
in the midst of the shadows of constant fear,
Agonizing humanity,         ...

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Categories: agonizing, love, peace, violence,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member LONELINESS

(Message of hope dedicated to all those that have been through such an excruciating experience.)

Unbearable solitude,
When you are present, Time immobile 
Each second an...

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Categories: agonizing, inspirational, introspection, loneliness,
Form: Free verse
Time's Loving Deceit
Anger flies with swift wings
As tedious pleas for more time reverberate through his mind
He is the servant of Time- yet takes the blame
When her clawed...

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Categories: agonizing, corruption, dark, deep, desire,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Love's Last Wound

Are we still friends?
Can we JUST be friends?!?
Oh such a horrid, charity-stained question!

What a keen and salient dagger it wields!
The pity that you wear like...

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Categories: agonizing, heartbreak, love, love hurts,
Form: Free verse
That childhood faith, vehemently spirited,
Difficult to bend, impossible to tame.
That still-cradled heart, curiously open,
Eschewing fear, shunning struggle,
Accepting of each coming day.
The journey so hazardous.
Now a...

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Categories: agonizing, absence, abuse, childhood, grief,
Form: Free verse
Reality Check
What should I say to describe this empty feeling,
 like I'm missing something I could call Home.

How would I come to deny a thought revealing,

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Categories: agonizing, time,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Part One, From That Dark, Dark Abyss, The Long Black Curtain Rises
From That Dark, Dark Abyss, The Long Black Curtain Rises
 Third poet in my poet dedication series

Part One:
Curtain rises and we see as Raven's...

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Categories: agonizing, appreciation, art, dark, literature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Do Not My Youthful Life Now Mourn, Part Two, Mary Elizabeth Frye, Poet Dedication Series
Mary Elizabeth Frye dedication poem

Do Not My Youthful Life Now Mourn

Do not my youthful life now mourn
My lot was set day I was born
I grew...

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Categories: agonizing, appreciation, creation, death, dedication,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Night Angel
They needed help
Walking alone in the dark.
The man.
The child.
A broken down car.
The child frightened,
But not understanding
The terror
That would soon
Come her way.
Her parents petrified
That their baby...

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Categories: agonizing, angel, child, courage, dad,
Form: Narrative
Life is Messy
Life is a mess and needs constant cleaning
Soap Opera glasses and bodies acquire meaning
She said this; He said that
Bureaucracy is getting fat, fat, fat

Life is...

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Categories: agonizing, allusion, community, computer, confusion,
Form: Rhyme
16 Years Of War

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Categories: agonizing, political, war,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Dark Side of a Coin
I roll along a dark ledge
Teetering between yesterday and oblivion
Contemplating one final sin
My ultimate act of inner hate
Do I have a choice or is it...

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Categories: agonizing, dark, death, depression, youth,
Form: Rhyme
Is It Worth It
Love can seem so happy and so wonderful
But it can hurt and take away from life too
You make me so happy and make me feel...

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Categories: agonizing, confusion, dark, depression, fear,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Lonely Plight
created not by God but man
harsh ridicule he endured

abhorring the mere site of him
people pursued a “monster” in perception only
carrying torches and weapons

angst festered within...

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Categories: agonizing, loneliness, lonely, nature,
Form: Free verse

When will periwinkle dreams entwine with my lifesong?
  deadly winter has blanket me? [Long, ah! so long...]
Has bloody ferns swirl...

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Categories: agonizing, courage, emotions, inspiration, strength,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member The Battle Within
A constant battle rages between my heart and mind.
The stress of my decision the devil himself must have assigned.
"Your health and sanity are in jeopardy"...

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Categories: agonizing, angst, confusion, life, heart,
Form: Rhyme
Pinktober Glass Paints
My memory flashes  back on my most horrific nightmare…

Again, I find myself  in rivet of this excruciating pain
With emaciated body, I totter to...

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Categories: agonizing, celebration, inspirational,
Form: Epic
Just One Kiss
Agonizing anticipation
Just waiting and longing
Tantalizing and mesmerizing 
Why must you keep me waiting
Teasing and empty promises of pleasing
I'm dying!
Yes, I'm dying of thirst
Quench me! I'm...

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Categories: agonizing, feelings, first love, for
Form: Romanticism
Gone with the winds that tenderly blow
The time has come for you to go
I now shall stand awaiting this time
When emotions disperse like flakes of...

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Categories: agonizing, angst, hope, time
Form: Rhyme