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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

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,

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

Premium Member Letting Go
"Letting Go!"

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

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Categories: pain, depression, emotions, hate, immigration,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Amberina Ballerina
A born lioness my untamed heart? ha! 
a mouse, this pulsing token ruled by unruly wants
at times given, traded or stolen - sometimes
thrown down on...

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Categories: pain, destiny, emotions, inspiration, introspection,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I Dance
Voice: Jason Williams


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,
Form: Prose Poetry
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,
Form: Rhyme

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

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Categories: angst, destiny, introspection, pain,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Gnarled Shadows
Through shadowed trails, beneath the moon’s cold stare, 
     Its Amber gaze: a burden hard to bear.
This feathered prize found peace...

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Categories: pain, conflict, dark, emotions, gothic,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member 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
Form: Free verse
Premium Member 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,
Form: Verse
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,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Sonnet
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,
Form: I do not know?
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,
Form: Sonnet
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,
Form: Prose Poetry
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,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Heartbroken
“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”
Khalil Gibran

In days of darkness,
sad stars shimmer like somber souls.

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: heartbroken, pain, sorry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member 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
the babbling brook,

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Categories: pain, conflict, dark, depression, grief,
Form: Dramatic Verse
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,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Quietus
In a mire brewed
betwixt puddles of hell and mute dissent 
a martyr wades - 
weighed down by chains of shame and disdain
alas the thirsting self-absorbed...

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Categories: pain, angst, conflict, dark, depression,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Life On the River
A balance in life can solve the riddle. 
To find the balance, start in the middle.
Distractions from the banks may lead us wrong.
Go with the...

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© Bill Baker  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: emotions, life, pain, river,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Theft of My Will To Survive
I beseech you
for my eyes won’t adjust
to this shaded maze of despair -
neither the lantern’s flame 
nor a compass rose can help me now

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Categories: pain, dark, depression, grief, loss,
Form: Free verse
Splash of Black
Jesus Savior...Pilot Me from

Across the blackest waters 
ripples of pain,
swell into an anguish splashing 
against the blackest shore, 
and in the rustling of brittle...

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Categories: boat, faith, metaphor, pain,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Will To Survive
Tribulations of testing times,
when a result of human crimes,
bring only melancholic rhymes.

You just desire to be understood,
when overwhelmed tears begin to flood.
Where there is not...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: abuse, pain, strength,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Love Was Sent, Treasure That Healed Two Crushed Hearts - a Collaboration With Robert Lindley
Life shattered, soul crushed, another one has perished 
once gone from this world was all she ever cherished
No amazing and joyful tales to tell the...

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Categories: beauty, fate, hope, pain,
Form: Rhyme
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
Form: Lyric