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Best Angst Poems

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


Premium Member Twilight Aurora
Like an interrupted dream
shadows of the one 
who inspired it
linger like morning dew.

No aroma and no taste,
yet I'm left breathless,
as thoughts reminisce.
I listen to this...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: absence, angst, love,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member A Girl Named Sue - POTW
POTW 1 Oct 2018

Gossip about her
swept the school yard through
“Hey if you’ve got what it takes 
There’s this girl named Sue
For a pack of smokes
or...

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Categories: angst, fantasy, teen love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member No Thunder Without Lightning
Lightning rarely strikes without thunder,
causing havoc in gloomy skies.
Humans can't control their plunder,
seeking shelter until the storm dies.

Once, I was your prince - full of...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: absence, angst, lost love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Old Man
Silently he sat in darkness, flinching at the sight of light.
Which created a glow reflecting on his balding head.
His cold glare did not help my...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: angst, dark, life,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Pretty Shoes and Cracked Feet
Once I'm gone 
I'll only be remembered a small while
I'm a tiny tick on a large dial
The words I breathe will stretch about a mile
Even...

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Categories: angst, body, conflict, freedom,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member When I Am Nothing
When I am nothing, a no one,
when nobody remembers my name -
will you give me a purpose to remain?

When I can no longer run,
will you...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: angst, perspective, romance,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Moonstones in Artless Skies
It feels like the world
has been struck by a 
plague of pathological lies,
where fictional truth 
seems to sell better,
the allure of
imitation glistens 
even brighter, 
while...

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Categories: angst,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Plastic Narcissist Collaboration With the Silent One
When we search for answers from egotistic minds,
life is full of meaningless questions that lead us nowhere.
You sabotaged the sandman who brought me my dreams,
corrupting...

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Categories: abuse, angst, anxiety, emotions,
Form: Free verse
Ancient Warrior
I see the wrinkles in your suntanned brow,
You carried burdens then; you see them now.
You’ve heard the cries your people who in pain,
Have shed their...

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Categories: angst, culture, native american,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member Frozen Noose
Anxiety    (The Worst Noose In Town)

-- like flooding waters, creeping in
I count 30, seconds, holding my breath again
Drowning in agitation, overwhelmed by...

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Categories: angst, anxiety, conflict, crazy,
Form: Epic
Winter's Afterglow
stars twinkled brilliantly
against majestic snow-capped mountains,
delicate pure white flakes danced;
swirling, twirling, rhythmically.

she stood, nose pressed tightly
against the window pane; gazing in awe
at the magic the...

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© Lynn Marie  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: angst, death, introspection, loss,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Shadow of Death
My shadow flirts with the sun
As I caress the darkness
We are one and separate
As my shadow smiles
Anxiety suffocates me
The shadow will soon fade
I shall die
One...

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Categories: angst, destiny, introspection, pain,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Yesterday's Fragile Truth
Betrayal devastates your trusting heart,
severing love's bond; before it can start.
And depression slowly entraps your soul
as disparaging lies exact their toll.

Chameleon clouds change to match...

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Categories: angst, betrayal, depression, hurt,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Some Hearts Can Never Be Tamed
Once when my soul spoke,
you betrayed every word.
Then your tongue promised
to only sing with sincerity.

I danced for a brief while, 
lost in your angelic orchestra.
Until...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: angst, loss, lost love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Road Crash of Words
Upon the doorstep of my paradise,
     You’ll find h e l l i s h pansies and t a i n...

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Categories: angst, emotions,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member We Rulers of the Earth
We Rulers Of This Earth

Homo-Sapiens we call ourselves, rulers of this Earth,
   Intelligent and civilized, but what is all this worth?

We're working hard...

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Categories: angst, corruption, drug, earth,
Form: Couplet
This Song Is For My Mother
This song is for my mother
Let her hear me cry
I couldn’t bring myself to write it
‘Til this darkened day arrived
A song about old promises 
Made...

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Categories: angst, death, dedication, depression,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member When the Piano Bleeds Pain
It's 3 am,
her pillow soaked in regret.
Loss has left her spirit lonesome,
darkness a definition of insanity.

In the silence of the night,
vexatious voices vibrate inside
her somber...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: angst, lost love, love
Form: Alliteration
This Was Me
it began so innocently
we exchanged ideas on poetry
his art, the suffering he endured
he preyed upon my compassion
as he meticulously bided his time...

i felt safe as...

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© Lynn Marie  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: angst, confusion, introspection, life,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Regret
Why I did it, I don’t know
Tornado of regret tortures my heart

On a moonless night, he approached 
Limping toward me as I pumped gas
Why was...

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Categories: angst,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Spring Petals Kissing Dawns Air - a Collaboration With Charmaine Chircop
When miserable clouds assemble,
bursting with drops of sorrow,
gusts of torment bring dark tides to your door.
You feel hope is like forgotten pennies,
lost at the bottom...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: angst, emotions, hope, inspiration,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Dear Anxiety, Collaboration With the Silent One
Dear anxiety
Nemesis to my reality,
mental manipulator of tentative trust,
massacring my once sagacious soul -
you cut me into a slice of loneliness.

The fault is in our...

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Categories: angst, anxiety,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Pause My Poetry
You can bleed me blind,
execute my eyes, 
victimize my vision, 
immolate my imagery, 
nullify my name, 
suppress me into silence, 
slaughter my soul, 
execute my...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: angst, poetry, society,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member If This Was the Last
i remember all of our first times
all of our poems

i've always been safer in air
yet you kept me afloat in rushing tides
but
without your beautiful silhouette...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: angst, love, love hurts,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Fall of the Willow's Leaf
Ah, weeping leaf I feel your grief 
as Autumn hides the sun in clouds; 
battalion’s shadow, like a thief, 
disguised in dark-sky nimbus shrouds 
have...

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Categories: angst, autumn, conflict, fate,
Form: Rhyme