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Best Hurt Poems

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

Premium Member Cup of Empty
She pours him a cup of empty
From a teapot of childhood dreams
He loves the sound of her giggles
Hers is the light of a thousand moonbeams


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Categories: hurt, addiction, adventure, beautiful, dream,
Form: Quatrain

Premium Member I Wore Your Skin
~I wore your skin~

Brother, I wore your skin last night
Nothing but friction, blood -dry ink
Announcing a crush "Silence by the Sky!"
Integrity denied, endangered enemy

Brother, I...

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Categories: hurt, anger, bullying, dark, deep,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member I Can't Breathe
In memory of----

Solely in my room, I can't stomach the sound of my pulse
I sit here alone to forget the taste of air.
Overwhelm by the...

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Categories: hurt, abuse, bullying, color, discrimination,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member - Haiku X 62 - deep wounded -

    deep wounds that leave scars
    one moment much more must flow -
    shadows from the...

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Categories: cry, hurt,
Form: Haiku
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 TRUST ME - I'M A LIAR
Like a spider you drew me into your web
Cocooning me within your silver threads
Words, pretty words
I was totally taken in
Wrapping me up in silk ribbons,...

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Categories: betrayal, hurt, life, trust,
Form: Free verse
Screaming at the Sky

Screaming at the Sky
Mothers screaming mournfully at a deaf sky
holding their heads helplessly as they cry
pitiful tears for innocent, defenseless children slaughtered
in fatal cross...

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Categories: children, drug, grief, hurt,
Form: Verse
Premium Member My Song
~Not Like Me~ 

When you were first put into my arms, 
I begged God, to make you nothing like me 
For my sins, ask for...

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Categories: hurt, betrayal, conflict, depression, emotions,
Form: Free verse
Tell It To The Rain
Like the cloud, I am collecting the moisture in memory,
Soaking up the solitude, I have been alone in misery.
Feeling full on failure, droplet wall builds...

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Categories: hurt, rain, sad,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Stand By Me
Stand by me when your dreams might fail,
And the burning light of your plans grows pale.
Stand by me when the world is cruel,
When they shake...

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Categories: devotion, forgiveness, friend, hurt,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member She Arose
She arose…
A phoenix out of a pile of ashes…
Out of abandonment
Out of hardships and constraints
Out of depression and sadness

She arose…
Out of cutbacks and setbacks 

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Categories: confidence, courage, endurance, hurt,
Form: Free verse
Sarah's Story - Mental Illness
Sarah’s Story - Mental Illness

Sarah, the “Crazy Lady,” was a familiar sight,
roaming the streets any time of day or night.
Her foul body odor announced her...

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Categories: crazy, depression, hurt, mental
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Everything's Okay

Love is but an illusion,
a mixture of lies and truth.
And non-responsive to dreams,
or expectations of youth.

Through anguish and frustration,
bravado falters and slips.
And yet, in your...

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Categories: emotions, feelings, hope, hurt,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Mystical Lore of the Moonlight Moth
Mystical amour of moonlight moth's whimsical lure,
a glowing flame in sensual saffron gold attire;
restless tease with every breeze, gilt-cavorting contour,
pale green fluttering, her wings stirring...

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Categories: allegory, desire, fire, hurt,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Charlottesville
I saw Nazis march yesterday
upon the streets of Charlottesville.
And, with swastikas on display,
crazed clansmen chanted blood will spill.

I saw Satan grinning with pride
at racial slurs...

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Categories: hurt, america, angst, anxiety, bullying,
Form: Quatrain
Unless my heart is happy
Because I needed to find out
 ~ not just feel it.
So I took a dive into the depth of my being,
  there I found...

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Categories: emotions, hurt,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member For The Last Time
For the last time but as if for the first time,
let blaze a five alarm thrill to burn my woe;
I'll shiver with a tingle like...

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Categories: betrayal, break up, hurt,
Form: Rhyme
Words of Mass Destruction
Words of Mass Destruction

Words like bullets do not have eyes, as they fly in our hearts and materialize
Deleterious breaths that we soon despise, words written...

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Categories: abuse, hurt, words, ,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Lonely World

How populated this lonely world often feels
with so much warm flesh living cold and stony.
Some days, we ache for someone to hold us,
smile into our...

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Categories: friendship, hurt, introspection, loneliness,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member To An Injured Fox Cub - with thanks to Michael Coy
Today I found you cornered, drenched in cold,
your fur coat nothing but a newborn's down,
a tiny ball unfolding while I hold
you shivering. Your lacerations frown


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Categories: analogy, animal, hurt, metaphor,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member WEPT

She roams cross the land her heart so bitter blue
Leaving behind frosty morning dew
Icy veil sadly unkept
Laden woe upswept
She speechless
Left dreamless
Numb regret windswept
No kind soul...

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Categories: grief, howl, hurt, solitude,
Form: Rhyme
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: hurt, anti bullying, appreciation, cancer,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Go hard go soft
More interesting the way you wrestle
never meaning hurt..
flirting.., with a skillfull mind
and matching tongue.

Twice as agile your swift feet, gleeful toes,
play like little lady fingers,...

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Categories: hurt, angst, feelings, funny love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member How To Fall
'Saw you fighting back the teardrops
All by yourself........
You didn't have to say a word...
I knew just how you felt

So, you haven't been here either
Just happened...

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Categories: hurt, blue, emotions, freedom, heartbreak,
Form: Lyric
Sarcasm bites
Lunging forward a stab to the heart,
vitriol hurled at an unsuspecting soul.
A sarcastic word or comment, thrown in jest,
tearing flesh, leaving a gaping hole.
I was...

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Categories: hurt, bullying, crush, emotions, feelings,
Form: Free verse