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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

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 soul

...

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Categories: cry, hurt,
Form: Haiku
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



Premium Member Yesterday's Fragile Truth


Betrayal has devastated your heart
blocking love’s magic before it could start.
And depression’s quagmire 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
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 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 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
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 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 Dirty Laundry
(She's Got Cooties)

Bitter every night, she speaks of another man
In dialogues, she rips and shreds my brothers sheets
Her moves are naught more than an exposed...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hurt, abuse, betrayal, devotion, heartbreak,
Form: Epic
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
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 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
Premium Member For The Last Time

For the last time but as if for the first time,
kiss me with fiery fervor I used to know;
I'll shiver with a tingle like your...

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Categories: betrayal, break up, hurt,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member 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 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

and...

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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
Wept
Left dreamless
Numb regret windswept
No kind soul...

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Categories: grief, howl, hurt, solitude,
Form: Rhyme
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
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 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
Premium Member Simply time to go, a little brother's lamentation
Too hard for me to say goodbye
For all apparent reasons why
Even though we all know it must be
Each heart will someday stop the beat
When the...

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Categories: hurt, brother, conflict, confusion, courage,
Form: Rhyme
Unfinished Love Affair
Unfinished Love Affair

It's been so long since I've seen you.
Don't know how or why you remain,
At the forefront of my memory,
But you do and will always remain.
 
Time has passed, and...

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Categories: divorce, hurt, repetition, romance,
Form: Free verse