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Best Despair Poems

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


Love Passing By
When the crimson rose has faded
And our day at last is done;
In the forest dark and shaded
Blows the tempest, dims the sun.
When the night holds...

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Categories: despair, love, love, pride,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Starry Starry Night
When Wishes were made on a shooting star
The Heavens looked down and smiled
With sprinkles of stardust on a whisper of moonbeams
They created for us a...

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Categories: despair, anti bullying, art, beauty,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member A Poetry Collection

Hourglass

Sand falls
Through the glass
Love falls
Within the past
Memories dance
They never last
Head in my hands
As I stare overhead
At the hourglass


Falling Down Stairs

Stairs broken
Wheels unspoken
I fell
Grasping for air
Are...

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Categories: despair, art, guitar, humanity, introspection,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Hallelujah - From the Mouth of Babes - with Silent One
The Guardian
		Melodic lullabies echo	
		As heart strings strum secret chords
		As transcendental images appear
		Stargazers are lost for words
		Kaleidoscopic Illuminations
		Paint the sky in optimistic light
		Hope descends in serene...

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Categories: despair, anti bullying, courage, hope,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member There is still beauty
Friends, do not forget: there is still beauty
When the darkness comes and shadows fall,
Music, Art, and nature, gentle comforts
When despair is deep and hope is...

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Categories: despair, dark, friendship, hope, sad,
Form: Quatrain



Premium Member I am willing,, a miracle
To win is the trying..!' gainst despairs blank stare, a wounded earth still 
rolls on..! Midst the throes of territorial vying..

Shows our shattered crystal the...

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Categories: despair, faith,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Holding back the time
In visions of yesteryear where there was love
Nothing but despair on the faces of hope
And shattered remains of a romantic fairytale
Whose happy ending has been...

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Categories: despair, lost love, sensual,
Form: Verse
Northern Slaves
In the silent breathing of night,
treading through 
the darkness and the hush
(A heavy band of slave)
like black ants snaking
through the forlorn distance.
Grieving with tears
Of yesterdays...

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Categories: despair, emotions, metaphor, sad, slavery,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Loneliness
People milling around I  do not notice them, 
my face is turned to hide my loneliness,
Am walking in my own despair
No one else intrudes...

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Categories: despair, loneliness,
Form: Verse
Premium Member I Slipped On A Tear Drop
I  s l i p p e d  on a teardrop and landed in her arms. She never knew how much I needed...

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© Lu Loo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: despair, death, sister, suicide,
Form: Haibun
We Push The Pen
We push the pen to make you feel
the gentle tapping of the falling rain,
the stinging burn of the summer sun
the heavy heart of despair and...

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Categories: despair, poems, poetry, poets, senses,
Form: Quatrain
In The Flesh
Introducing: Casarah Nance & Poet Destroyer

Scars of empty promises are darkened by your kiss.
Torturous touches are meant to soothe my pain.
It is without gain, without...

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Categories: despair, adventure, dark, deep, depression,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Life is a Dance
Sometimes life is such a bore we run on automatic;
Then it’s time to tango for a dash of the dramatic.
Or when things are dull and...

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Categories: despair, life, life, life, time,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Take Me Somewhere Exotic
The pungence of heartbreak swelters
in the tangled dreadlocks of love-lies-bleeding
Take me somewhere exotic
to breathe not the foul aroma
of disappointment and despair
Show me fields laced with...

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Categories: despair, color, imagery, lost love,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member To the Poet who Broke my Heart
Yes, he broke my heart, but not the usual way
With tender words, he made my poor heart sway
Each chamber beamed with his adoring smile
That chased...

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Categories: despair, heartbroken,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Psychedelic Whistle Plays a Rhythm into the Darkness
A Psychedelic Whistle Plays a Rhythm into the Darkness

Entering the dark side of a moonbeam on this evil lens of life,
A gruesome old man recreates...

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Categories: despair, dark, evil, fantasy, horror,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member ALWAYS HAVE HOPE
(For my friend Aisling: da'iman 'amal)


In the night that runs on fear, smile at me.
When nightmares haunt, laugh at me.
When demons show their ugly masks,...

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Categories: despair, friendship, hope, inspirational,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Freedom beckons seductively
POTD 29 Jan 2020

A balmy fragrance of cedar and lime lingers
A will o wisp floats by gathering dew
A mark on the page of another man’s...

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Categories: despair, freedom, friend, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
In Mind
In depths of mind we despair
chilled within the barren dark
we look hard, inside out
for answers to unknown questions
but none are really there
it's us that makes...

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© TS Poetry  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: despair, community, courage, love,
Form: Free verse
Malaise in My Heart
There is a void in the hollow of my breast
where once my heart beat, undeterred
It flurries now in lethargic rhythm 
quelling emotions it has never...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: despair, lost love,
Form: Rhyme
FORBIDDEN
~ZOMBIE NIGHT~ 

WHINING WHISPERS MOVE ACROSS FORBIDDEN LAND
Rugged ruins crumble silent through the night
Echoes of the dead roam the air
Moonlight vanishes to complete despair
Bones slowly...

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Categories: despair, confusion, death, halloween, horror,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Things That Seemed Poetic
Things that seemed poetic were always sad,
though I yearned for sparkle
and my dad's guffaw, which never came.
Familiar things were always drear --
repeated motions in the...

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Categories: despair, angst, childhood, death, depression,
Form: Free verse
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: despair, cry, emotions, feelings, how
Form: Quatrain
The Battle
The menace of war in the chaos of life
The peril of ocean when tempests are rife;
The danger of jungle where feral beasts hide
The terror that...

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Categories: despair, love, woman, love, time,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Hopeful
Time to go home there’s that cursed bell
Excitement for most - for him an impending hell
A torturous journey - that takes him down life’s dark...

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Categories: despair, anti bullying,
Form: Rhyme