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Best Cry Poems

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

Premium Member Will You Tie My Shoes When I Grow Old
You were beautiful, 
my tiny child, 
wrapped tightly in my arms, 
close to my heart.
I listened to you breathing.
I counted your fingers
and your toes.

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Categories: cry, caregiving, childhood, daughter, growing
Form: Narrative

Premium Member Umbrella
*I Will Cry*

If this world really mattered,
Why does it bleed?

I could tell you how much I love you,
But, that will never heal the pain.
I am...

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Categories: beautiful, cry, rain,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Her Masterpiece Is Her Story
Her paintbrush is a razor,
Her canvas, her wrists,
"I deserve the pain."
She shrugs and insists.

One day the brush will push down,
And it will cut so deep,

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Categories: cry, abuse, addiction, anger, body,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Crying River
Crying River (The Untold Ballad) 

Undercover waters of rain dash
Cold children, no smiling splash
Tragic sobs, epic force of the mountain rain
Beautiful as it may seem...

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© Skat A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: beautiful, cry, deep, freedom,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member - Haiku X 62 - Deep Wounded -
deep wounds that leave scars
    one moment much more must flow -
    shadows from the soul


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Categories: cry, hurt,
Form: Haiku

Premium Member Dry Mascara

Nobody sees through the shadow and the color of my eyes
The times I've cried are the only time you notice the trace down my...

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Categories: cry, deep, depression, grief,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member Worst Love Poem Ever Written
I suck at dying poems
Chemo poems, Metastatic Cancer poems,
Hair falling out in the shower poems
And I told a half truth
When I told you I...

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Categories: cancer, cry, death of
Form: Elegy
Premium Member Tissue Box
like visitors from outer space
they came with tears, and lined the sidewalk
long in face, and arms embracing
some (I have no inkling) who
they were or why...

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Categories: child, cry, daughter, grief,
Form: Free verse
Even the Angels Wept
The day you died you took me with you,
The way you lied shook me black and blue.

The sorrow you felt, I sure felt it too,

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© Lu Loo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: angel, cry, depression, suicide,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Can You Spare a Teardrop
I cried for so long, so many nights,
and now no more tears can drop,
I'm all out, do you have some to spare,
cause you know once...

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Categories: cry, emotions, feelings, how
Form: Quatrain
Behind the Smile
Just another sinking tear
In this river full of pain
Racing fast to nowhere
A world that's gone insane
Hope committed suicide
Before I had the chance
Forced to live without...

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© Lyric Man  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: cry, angst, betrayal, break up,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Dead Men Do Tell Tales
Dead Men Do Tell Tales

 I saw, the rot of sad, deep selfish desires,
 burning endlessly in clever fires
 Piles of cash a tall mountain...

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Categories: conflict, cry, dark, deep,
Form: Rhyme
The Heartbeat of My Life
Mama don't take my breath away

My only chance to love and play

I know you're hurting I can tell

Mama don't give up on me as well


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Categories: abortion, baby, cry,
Form: Verse
Premium Member - Bottomless Sorrow -
"a dagger of pain, a tear of grief"

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Categories: angst, cry, emotions, sad,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Spurned Love
She awoke
to a blazing sun,
brightest orb,
day’s lover.
The moon, jealous of her love,
cried for the night’s loss.

She, sleeping,
missed the soft caress,
silken touch,
palest rays
that beckoned her to...

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Categories: cry, day, love, moon,
Form: Shadorma
I Need Your Help Daddy
I’m tired
I’m Physically and Emotionally tired
I don’t want to be the strong one anymore
I can’t this time
I don’t know what to do Daddy
I need your...

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Categories: absence, angst, cry, dad,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member It Only Hurts When I Smile
I put a smile on my face when I go outside 

My friends all see the pain I try to hide in my eyes

And I...

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Categories: break up, cry, divorce,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member The Noise
It started with one utterance 
that grew into a shout.
That cry grew louder in his ear.
He could not get it out.

The bellowing prolonged itself,
and then...

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Categories: confusion, cry,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Chasm
An empty echo bellows from within the depths of a chasm. Endless and cold, it moans an apathy that desecrates the sanctity of love and...

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Categories: introspection, cry, love, together,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Shades of Poe , Speaketh
Shades of Poe , Speaketh

Shades of Poe oft run in my veins
dark, dirty little splashing stains
No Raven stirs my battered heart
nor any signs on my...

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Categories: creation, cry, dark, death,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member - the Main Role -
I do not always stay on top of the mountain

The room is empty, tears produce no sound

The silence answered with deep thoughts

Grief feels like to...

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Categories: cry, deep, grief, pain,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Heartbreak Falls
Emotions exploding 
A deluge of tears flowing freely 

From gushing streaming eyes 
Diamond dew drops glistening glinting 

Churning, deeply plunging 
Vertical drop;...

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Categories: cry, emotions,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Land of Opportunity
I take my hat off for the flag
  I stand up straight; let others sag
I get all weepy for Old Glory
  thinking of...

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Categories: america, cry, grandfather, grandmother,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member The Unhappy Hostess
Come into my house, 
Sit anywhere you like. 

No, not at my table, 
No, not on my chair. 
Come into my house,
Sit anywhere.

I invited you,...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: cry, anti bullying, appreciation, cancer,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member From Young To Old
The story of life from young to old is the same old story told over and over.
We start out and end in diapers.
We start out...

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Categories: age, baby, cry, food,
Form: Free verse