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Best Pain Poems

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


Letting Go
"Letting Go!"

Behind that garden rail;
Where worms, squirm and roam,
They dig into every worst part of my day.
I feel them crawling, making my hide their home.
They...

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Categories: depression, emotions, pain,



Her Masterpiece Is Her Story
Her paintbrush is a razor,
Her canvas, her wrists,
"I deserve the pain."
She shrugs and insists.

One day the brush will push down,
And it will cut so deep,
That...

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Categories: pain, abuse, addiction, anger, body,

Premium Member I DANCE
Voice: Jason Williams

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I danced! 
Whirling air around me, particles of sundust 
in tornadoes and hurricanes following me in awe
I danced.
Each night I wake and feel...

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Categories: abuse, dance, music, pain,

Premium Member The Angel Inside
Coral life forms in copious swarms
feast in the Cambrian chyme,
dividing their cells and forming their shells
to end on the seafloor as lime.
Tectonic churning and magma...

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© Roy Jerden  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: pain, allegory, angel, art, beautiful,

AM I
AM  I ?

Am I Just Standing Here, or Am I Just Dead?
Am I So Full Of Fear, I Lost Myself Instead?

Am I A Nobody,...

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Categories: pain, confusion, emo, emotions, fear,

Premium Member Eccentric Eyes
Open eyed, long tearless, foul silvered orbs
have you no pity? The aqua tide rides dry.
Blind staring scorches, accusing twin barbs
who burrow inward, a destiny to...

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Categories: pain,

Premium Member Shadow of Death
My shadow flirts with the sun
As I caress the darkness
We are one and separate
As my shadow smiles
Anxiety suffocates me
The shadow will soon fade
I shall die
One...

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Categories: angst, destiny, introspection, pain,

Premium Member Silent echoes of her tongue
It's always those who reside in our hearts,
whose words, like lightning,
electrocute our soul,

and in each pain there is a lesson.

Her life was like a room...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: death, loss, pain,

Premium Member Hope, A Little Remained
Hope, A Little Remained

She walked the creaking floors of the rat-infested room,
trying to remember what tragedy had sent her to this shabby place.
Her heart felt...

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Categories: pain, anxiety, dark, emotions, fate,

bloody wrists
I'm sitting on the floor
I'm crying so much more
trying to erase this pain
trying to forget your face
sitting here with the blade in my hand
running so...

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Categories: pain, abuse, boyfriend, bullying, depression,

Daddy
Daddy

Daddy, why did you go away?
Don't you know I wanted you to stay!

Daddy, when you left mom,
Don't you know you left me too?
Now all I...

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Categories: pain, blue, dad, depression, father

Nightmares and Razor Blades
I stare at my ceiling,
I start to wonder, why am I not healing?
Then it dawns on me,
The nightmare clip starts to roll.
I shake and shiver...

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Categories: pain, addiction, anger, conflict, dark,

Premium Member THE DEEPEST DEPTHS OF EPIC PAIN
THE DEEPEST DEPTHS OF EPIC PAIN

The scars of life unveil the weight of lies,
lest it be the torment of moral sin,
wherein the guiltless suffer wounds...

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© Teppo Gren  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: pain, dark, deep, fate, life,

Premium Member A Glowing Treasure
A GLOWING TREASURE

A glowing treasure of her beauty’s might,
attractive smiles of pretense to beguile
the fervid passion cast in darkest light
to please the eager touch of...

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© Teppo Gren  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: pain, abuse, dark, grave, hurt,

Premium Member An Empty Tissue Box
When pain hits hard, you might feel like your soul
is bleeding out, but there’s no blood to see.
Your body is the part that takes the...

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Categories: body, grief, pain,

Premium Member You Hit When I was Low
You hit when I was low
The pain you caused, you know
Threw dust on glitter glow
Made weeds of sorrow grow
Cued pent-up tears to flow

You hit when...

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Categories: pain,

I The Mirror - With A Major Contribution By Joseph May - Dramatic Free Verse

an impression of the world
stands before me
Left is right, and right is wrong, 
and the mirror reflects a melancholy song.

i the mirror
not 
the babbling brook,
or
the...

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Categories: pain, conflict, dark, depression, grief,

NOW I LAY ME
Now I lay me down to sleep
In my home that's really sweet
Had three large meals and a snack
There wasn't a hint of any lack
Comfortable shoes...

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© Lyric Man  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: pain, 7th grade, africa, angst,

Dark Storm
Into the darkness
No fear to be found
Echoing silence
Noiseless sound

A new beginning
That feels like the end
Blown away
But there is no wind

A storm is brewing
Yet the sky...

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Categories: pain, break up, change, moving

Premium Member Mirror, Lie to Me
I stare at my mirror
So shocked by what I see
There is a strange woman
Staring right back at me

I must’ve been abducted
This must be a crazy...

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Categories: me, pain, satire, time,

Premium Member Lonely Dreams
I never knew following dreams could be this lonely,
But up on the hill, looking back, thank God I'm not the old me.
If the tears will...

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Categories: pain, christian, courage, cry, dream,

A Wish -re-post-
A WISH -- In Memory Of 

"I Wish"

I wish I could blow air into your little lungs, 
The day my daughter brought your stillborn body...

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Categories: pain, angel, baby, death, deep,

Premium Member My Heart and Soul Cry Justice
Love Justice made me wrest you from her bed
It’s right for you to lie with me instead
For you were mine before she came to be
A...

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Categories: pain, passion, sensual,

Premium Member Why I Walk
I walk and walk, without talking to anyone,
I walk here and there, to avoid their stares, 
their scowls, their “poor lady” pity -
Do they know...

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Categories: abuse, fear, humanity, pain,

Premium Member Love Notes in a Bottle
Love Notes in a Bottle

It came as a last meandering thought
How could I know?
Maybe a thousand years from now
On a far away shore
Would exist a...

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Categories: future, history, love, pain,