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Best Hurting Poems

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


I Can't Breathe
In memory of----

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

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Categories: hurting, abuse, bullying, color, discrimination, racism, sad,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Magic Beans




Our first awareness
      falling through time
      through blood-rain, pure white snow, green vegetation 
 ...

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Categories: hurting, adventure, chocolate, love, peace, time,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member She Walks In Silence
She walks in silence, like a lapping wave
drowned in chastity and flooded with rave
holding dear and tight her very beauties
denying all her gems and rubies.
Her...

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Categories: hurting, emotions, feelings, heart, inspirational love, poetess,
Form: Rhyme
PLEASE
~PLEASE~
 
Please pick me up!
Never mind I'm gonna fall, anyways
 
Please show me how to tie my shoes and sing a song! 
Don't worry mommy,...

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Categories: hurting, absence, abuse, anger, cousin, me, slavery,
Form: Dramatic Verse
This Girl
This girl, she's crying inside,
But all everyone sees is smiles,
This girl, she's hurting inside,
She's lived like this for quite a while,
Always holding her pain inside,...

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Categories: hurting, life, people, sympathy, teen,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member 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,
The...

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© Lu Loo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hurting, angel, cry, depression, suicide,
Form: Couplet
Why must I Cry
   I come to the garden along, while the dew is still fresh
on the meadows. Early in the morning do the bird's sing
praises...

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Categories: hurting, devotion, inspirational, recovery from..., prayer, drug,
Form: Prose Poetry
Suncatcher --recited
A visitor—
icicle fingers
tapping on my windows' pain—
white blanket in tow

Hurting enough, I paid him no mind
so he kept tap, tap, tapping
‘til cobweb-like cracks appeared:
a final,...

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Categories: hurting, inspirational, introspection, life,
Form: Free verse
a dearest repost, Angel Wings
angel wings

With every breath I take my body aches, 
When I lie in bed I feel my insides hurting.
With every reminder brings me pain.
No more...

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Categories: hurting, grief,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Violin Notes Fall From Heaven No More

Her trembling twilight is dimming
with streaking purple tears
bruised by youthful years of bleeding pain
hurting but never hugged --
locked in the arms of atmosphere’s apathy
that smeared...

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Categories: hurting, child abuse, death, Lullaby, sad,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Heartbeat of My Life
Mama Don't take my Breath away

My Only Chance to Laugh and Play

I know You're Hurting I Can tell

Mama Don't Give Up on Me as well


Mama...

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Categories: hurting, abortion, baby, cry,
Form: Verse
Premium Member During Sex I'm Often Naked
You can't make someone love you all you can do 
is be someone who can be loved.The rest is up to them.

No matter how much...

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Categories: hurting, philosophy,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member How Do You Say Goodbye
How do you say goodbye to someone you've loved
With whom you have shared your life
Is a goodbye enough or "I'll see you around"
After walking together...

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Categories: hurting, emotions, goodbye, lost love, sad,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member What happened to Joe
He sits upon the edge of tomorrow,
lost in his little world full of sorrow.
Sands of time have no patience for his pain,
bemused and confused he...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hurting, angst, change, depression,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Pale Shelter

Dangling from fragile threads 
soaked in suppressed emotions
I weigh my limited options
as flashes from the past flicker 
behind a barrier of uncertainty. 
In swirling mist...

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Categories: hurting, pain, relationship,
Form: Free verse
When The Bottle Lets You Down
 
Can I ask a question of you my friend?
   Have you started drinking from the bottle again?
You look so down it’s clear...

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Categories: hurting, friendship, hope, love, care, care, me,
Form: Narrative
The Letter
"Dear Time"
Thank you for being patient, 
Thank you for understanding I'm human, after all.
Forgive me for all the mischievous prank calls. 
Much of what I...

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Categories: hurting, beauty, body, faith, imagination, inspiration, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Grandma's Hand Sewn Quilt
When the auctioneer first shows it,
I feel a sudden piercing shock.
My grandma's hand-sewn antique quilt
Is on the auction block.
It is the lovely basket pattern
And her...

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Categories: hurting, age, grandmother,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Lost and Found
Labyrinth paths, winding and twisting, a serpentine meandering,
otherworldly, ethereal, much too dreamy, lost and wandering;
saturnine, long raven sparkling hair that I hide behind, woefully,
tangled in...

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hurting, lost, universe,
Form: Verse
Emo Girl Explains Why She Cut
My picture of pain,
Exists with a slight twist,
I place a sharp razor on my wrist,
Dragging it vertically and horizontally I make slits,
Feeling the urge after...

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Categories: hurting, addiction, dark, deep, depression, emo, emotions,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Smiling Spitting Deadly Sins
Smiling Spitting Deadly Sins

Son of the Devil evil and twisted when his mask falls away
Through the curtains of death he turns truth into dark lies
With...

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Categories: hurting, betrayal, dark, evil, fantasy, horror, imagery,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Path of the Storm
Words that sting, pelt like rain, 
slowly seep in.  I let them inside,
I don’t know why. I feel them,
deeply; let them saturate me 
till...

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Categories: hurting, how i feel, words,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member shameonyou
I am just a girl writing poetry (a woman) poetess like many and
it is sad how there are cliques that push their views
allmostlike . ....

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hurting, bullying,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member WHAT ARE WE


What are we but vibrant green leaves in the foliage of the tree of life, soon to be turned brown and fall before others take...

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Categories: hurting, life, love, people,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Would You Still Love Me- Grandma
The nursing home called me early in the morning to come
as snow clouds sailed across the sky
and my heart swelled with a sea of tears
to...

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: hurting, granddaughter, grandmother, love,
Form: Free verse