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Best Sad Poems

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


Premium Member THE ROSE
~THE ROSE~

This is not a poem about a rose
Nor a poem about diligence and beauty
Today, I sit and stare at the walls
Walls   ...

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Categories: sad, absence, allusion, death, depression,
Form: Dramatic Monologue



Premium Member Melancholic Tree
In the middle of winter
within misty moors,
lies a melancholic meadow.

Up above grey skies foretell
perturbed crows to seek shelter.
Down below, 
an isolated tree - naked and...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: analogy, assonance, deep, sad,
Form: Free verse
Forgotten Heroes of the Somme
Over the top lads, for old Blighty! Hold the colours high!
Say a little prayer for me, for this summer day we die.
My brothers from the...

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Categories: sad, brother, death, history, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Starry Starry Night
When Wishes were made on a shooting star
The Heavens looked down and smiled
With sprinkles of stardust on a whisper of moonbeams
They created for us a...

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Categories: sad, anti bullying, art, beauty,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member September
"September, beautiful month of my birth, is nigh, but I cannot feel glad."

September, drifting in with glow of moon,
you stifle Summer’s ardor. . . and...

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Categories: nature, sad, sun, time,
Form: Terzanelle



Premium Member The Ballad of the Poet
*The Dead Poet*

Many blocks along the road, 
Kicking down walls of heavy stones, 
Yet no one could draw through the walls of her lonely bones.
A...

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Categories: sad, beauty, death, deep, emo,
Form: Ballad
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: sad, abuse, addiction, anger, body,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member PINK LACE
**Every pace change --is the voices of poets sharing his/her Ribbon** 

"PINK LADIES"  
  
The phone rings, 
The clock dings,

I scream, scream, and...

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Categories: sad, anger, bullying, cancer, death
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member The Clouds
"HOLDING HIS HAND"

*The Voice*
God, can I hold your hand and follow you?

"Gods voice"
My child, it is I who will walk with you! You walked down...

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Categories: sad, angel, beautiful, beauty, blessing,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
ONE WORD~

Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, 
Running through my mind,
Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, 
Running through my veins,
               ...

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Categories: sad, abuse, analogy, art, corruption,
Form: Epic
Premium Member My Affair With A Frost Flower State Of Affairs


There’s a beguiling danger in beauty…

seduced as I was by the fickle fingers of fate musingly stroking my hair,
I envisaged
this lusciously lavish landscape 
of sun-raptured...

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Categories: sad, betrayal, dark, emotions, heartbreak,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Park Bench
The Park Bench

I wish I was a poet
With magical words
To make people see all of the absurd
Tears fly, paintings in pastel die

When we look into...

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Categories: sad, art, beauty, inspirational, philosophy,
Form: Free verse
Season of Sadness
I wore my sadness like a bruise,
It bloomed in mournful winter hues,
    All marbled by the tears that rained
   ...

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Categories: sad, winter,
Form: Rhyme
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: sad, abuse, bullying, color, discrimination,
Form: Free verse
There is still beauty
Friends, do not forget: there is still beauty
When the darkness comes and shadows fall,
Music, Art, and nature, gentle comforts
When despair is deep and hope is...

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Categories: dark, friendship, hope, sad,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member My Last Poem -of 2012-
The last poem…

Standing against the wall. 
The longest teardrop made its fall. 
Making one final call.
Never will I write about my letters again.

This prison is...

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Categories: depression, sad,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member You Caught The Wind
I remember you, from when there was a spring
When the seasons were ripe, with verdant green
Our nimble feet danced in the wind
and on the brink...

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Categories: sad, death of a friend,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Suicide Masterpiece
Suicide Masterpiece

Sweatdrop
On top
Trigger pop
Written note
All I got
Hang knot
Body rot
Suicide cop

I hope not
Cry out loud
I think not
Body's hot
I am too proud
I am loved a lot
Rooftop.
Suicide bride

Heavy...

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Categories: sad, abuse, art, body, death,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member The Ride
The old man looked a little out of place
Astride his pony on the carousel
A smile from yesterday across his face
As if he were entranced in...

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Categories: imagination, memory, sad,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member A Tear-ful Conversation With My Daughter


It starts with only one -
one like me
a melancholy migrant
from the immortal part of her
to the locus of her physical being --
the center of her...

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Categories: sad, i love you, i
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Some hearts can never be tamed
Once when my soul spoke,
you betrayed every word.
Then your tongue promised
to only sing with sincerity.

I danced for a brief while, 
lost in your angelic orchestra.
Until...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sad, angst, loss, lost love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Winter Blues - I Cry For Color


I shiver tears.
My joie de vivre;
summer esprit’s lemon zested
lilac flirts and coral whispers have escaped me ~
grievous gray now flows through my veins.

I shiver melancholia,
entombed...

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Categories: depression, loneliness, longing, sad,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Dry Mascara
DRY MASCARA

Nobody sees through the shadow and the color of my eyes
The times I've cried are the only time you notice the trace down my...

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Categories: sad, cry, deep, depression, grief,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member My Darling Boy
     Oh ...

Have you seen my darling boy,
          blond hair, like corn...

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Categories: sad, analogy, boy, childhood, innocence,
Form: Quatrain
Strangely Beautiful
If moonbeams’ fickle shadow-plays collude
with tousled sheets to take the shape of you,
And silent sighing pillow-tops exude
your scent, how do I see the night-time through?
If...

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Categories: sad, absence, beautiful, lonely, longing,
Form: Sonnet