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Best Numbness Poems

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

Bubblewrapping Numbness
When tragedy strikes,
what happens to you?

Do you roll yourself up in
bubble wrap,
box yourself in
and pray that no one finds you?

or do you b-R-e-A-K
into a million...

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Categories: numbness, dedication, sad,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member The Hollow
I’ve been down to The Hollow, and I’ll never be the same,
Have YOU been to The Hollow? Would you dare to speak its name?
It’s a...

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Categories: numbness, allegory, depression,
Form: Rhyme
Frozen Noose
Anxiety    (The Worst Noose In Town)

-- like flooding waters, creeping in
I count 30, seconds, holding my breath again
Drowning in agitation, overwhelmed by...

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Categories: numbness, angst, anxiety, conflict, crazy, stress, valentines
Form: Epic
Premium Member Six Thousand Suns From Yesterday
            You have seen three thousand suns

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Categories: numbness, angst, beauty, love,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member September 1945
red rooftops appear to glow in rainy-day haze
lost in memories of pre-war bliss
     she looks up to watch them bleed

pain is...

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Categories: numbness, longing, war,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member - Au Revoir - Goodbye -

- 2016 -


A freezing cold evening

Where the stars shining bright

With frost blade flanks

From mouth and nose steam

In the clear silence

White untrodden snows

Nature's frozen...

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Categories: numbness, remember,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Inebriant melodies
Daylight is greeted with the horrific stench of food chunks 
swimming in stomach acid, dribbling onto bed sheets.
Accompanied with the embarrassment of
brown syrup puddle stains.


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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: numbness, addiction, angst, dark,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Ransom


Held to ransom 
words inject your mind
pierce your skin
drawn backwards 
you transcend, 
you look within
a bloodied mind
the numbness melts
inconsequential ignobles
and dreary misfortune
a polar ice cap...

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Categories: numbness, birth, confidence, courage, freedom, journey, trust,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A FRAGILE SELF

While finding  myself in  season’s twilight
I see parts of life crumble amid grime of ruins,
As a  declining mind wanders to  balance

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Categories: numbness, introspection, self,
Form: Free verse

Children growing old and fading
innocence shattered with the curse of abandon
frozen between the first stage 
of a baby's breath and  navel,
desperate to live in...

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Categories: numbness, children, longing,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Father, My Dad

My voice is weak, my hand falters
As I attempt to speak of my...

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Categories: numbness, appreciation, dad, father, love, missing,
Form: Elegiac Lyric
I am Every Woman
I am my reality
I am my first true love
I am the best part of my life
I am my today, my tomorrow
I am my lonesome bliss

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Categories: numbness, beauty, deep, emotions, encouraging, inspiration, endurance,
Form: Bio
My Dreams Bleed


In the darkness fluidly
My dreams bleed
I see you in the shadows
Watching silently
Feeding my hunger
Quenching my ache for insanity
In my weakest hour
Even when i close my...

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Categories: numbness, fear, me, me, , Lullaby,
Form: Free verse
Hot and Cold
*Hot & Cold*

“The Professional.”
only in my eyes
the temperature.
Mercury, rising above:

Boiling point of no return,
like heartfelt tears
on the surface,
pouring of dryness
from the deep
not good enough.


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Categories: numbness, growing up, life, love, sad, endurance,
Form: Free verse
trust the system
footsteps aimlessly
walking on their trails
beaten down and broken
shiny as the rails
the rails of the train
over used and rusted
crumbling ignored
the system that you trusted
the silence of...

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Categories: numbness, age, america, baptism, class, conflict, passion,
Form: ABC
How many suns have I seen?
I hope I see thousands more.

But I don't want to lie awake,
begging for sleep, for puzzle-piece dreams,
crossed wires beneath my...

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Categories: numbness, life, loss, solitude, sorrow,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member - OCTOBER -

The life light shimmers in the air
Love and delights

Death and pain
Drowsy in numbness

The leaves have never known
Embalmed darkness with grief

Cold winter is coming soon
Silver bells...

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Categories: numbness, beauty, nature, october,
Form: Couplet
My monster
among you and I and among us all
remains a feeling of shallow intoxication
that seems to play on and on and on in our respective heads

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Categories: numbness, conflict, depression, niece, suicide, , literature,
Form: Blank verse
Seasons and Imaginations

Wind so cold.
Fondles my face.
The tears from heaven.
I wonder if i wish
    to stop them
From numbness,
    to waking,

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Categories: numbness, autumn, day, emotions, environment, feelings, friend,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Death Undignified, Fort Laramie 1860
The summer sun was high. The heat was oppressive.
The whalebone corset dug into the body's tender parts.
Peering from the shop, my hand touching the pane

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Categories: numbness, baby, children, horse, me,
Form: Sestina
With feet rooted into the bones of the Earth,
the old man squatted on his heels and began his work.
He lifted his saw and placed it...

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© James Byrd  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: numbness, warold, old,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Abuse
A breathless realization—
A piercing pain to the heart, 
     To the gut—

Low moaning in an
    Utterance of disbelief

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Categories: numbness, abuse, sorrow,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member - Pain -

Love filled nights and petty fights 
How could she be so blind, to be left behind 
Will you understand ... the pain

He left her without...

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Categories: numbness, cry, hurt, love, pain, sad,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Courage of expression
More livid was the passion than boldness
to seek, be acquainted with words to speak,
for fear entangles the tongue with numbness,
henceforth remains an aura of mystique.

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© Teppo Gren  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: numbness, art, courage, crush, romance, words,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Petrichor Petals
Petrichor petals 
float with departing zephyrs,
misplacing misunderstood messages,
whose true meanings are misinterpreted. 

Mislaid memories 
reflect on picture perfect puddles,
mentally memorising mistakes,
leaving behind a legacy of...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: numbness, angst, death, death of a friend,
Form: Alliteration