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Best Sick Poems

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


your labored breathing
called out to me
and in my soul I knew
what needed to be done

I reached for the drum
to summon the spirits
called out to ancestors

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Categories: sick, inspirational, native american, prayer,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Sleepless Night
Sleepless Night

Teardrops, bagged eyes, a way of sin
The mirror reveals a lost eternal soul
A conniving move against tonight's phantom glow
Voices circle around the insomniac moon

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Categories: sick, anger, death, farewell, memory,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

Running through my mind,
Running through my veins,

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Categories: sick, abuse, analogy, art, corruption,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Bleeding Love
Introducing: Jan Allison & Poet Destroyer

Pierced by shards of shattered glass 
Deeper and deeper you stab me 
With lies and venomous words 
Dissecting my heart...

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Categories: sick, abuse, anger, betrayal, conflict,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The D Word
Sitting and gazing at the world through the window.

Silence is broken with whistles of wind, 
rustling through lifeless leaves.
As specks of rain trickle down panes...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: angst, relationship, sick,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member FINALLY

Doctor, it's been 7 months 
The MEDs aren't kicking in

My dreams are getting stronger, 
The blood remains to run code red
It's getting harder and...

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Categories: sick, dark, deep, evil, horror,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Covid-19 Haunting Fear
Silence is deafening
Like a dungeon dark hallway.
Door after close door of bounding
Moans and groans, and painful
Yelling gasping for air.
I sit in this cold
Dark cell shivering...

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© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: emotions, heartbreak, sick,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Power of One
The Power of One

Slowly shadows devour the day’s light,
The silhouette of fear draws breath 
From the soul left gasping,
A firestorm of fury gathering,
Like mists of...

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Categories: courage, hope, power, sick,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Shadow to Shadow

Shadow to shadow, shade to shade
In youth the Eden where you played
was left bereft, destroyed, decayed,
by trusts malignant masquerade

Shadow to shadow, shade to shade
No grass...

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Categories: sick, abuse, betrayal, child abuse,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member The Great Swan
"Who's woods are these anyway'.

Who's woods that I  dwell?

The house of Usher I know so well.

I seek to skate on the frozen lake.

These woods...

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Categories: death, sick,
Form: Free verse
Near Death Experience
Lying silently on my bed, eyes open wide.
Watching as darkness moves in like a heavy fog.
My breathing seems to echo against the cold walls
And my...

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Categories: angst, death, peace, sick,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member DARE TO DREAM
Dare to dream
See beyond the limitation
Of useless legs, fasten them with care.
Join your heroes in Olympic wear.
Nothing beats imagination.
Dare to dream

Dare to dream
See yourself in...

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Categories: encouraging, hope, sick, sports,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Lost To Dementia

Night of the dark soul
demons infiltrate
the gap between self
and oblivion.

Your mind’s a fragile
dysfunctional place
that is under siege
and cannot be saved.

As reality
morphs into a dream
sanity slowly

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Categories: sick, august, crazy, emotions, feelings,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Turned Off
In the deepest of sad emotions
My mind as been turned off
Exiting off the highway of life
The turn off of all time
As I rot in ...

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Categories: sick, crazy, cry, imagery, introspection,
Form: Free verse
Illness Is
a lonely place.
It's nothing to do with that person
who asked how are you? this morning.
It's to do with staring through
fear-frosted windows
as snow sugar-sifts the street,

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Categories: life, sick,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Corona Virus COV-19

The Black Death, or bubonic plague, which happened nearly 700 years ago, (in the three year period of 1347 to 1351 in which...

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Categories: sick, anxiety, death, faith, fear,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Little Things
In novels, love is the obstacle overturned by the ardent swain
In song, love is a grandiose solo in melodic chains
In poetry, love is fervent rhyme...

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Categories: caregiving, husband, pain, sick,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Child Scream Out
it’s abysmal down the way
these days
but the only path

is through
they say

an intruder in the midst
blowing his cold still drip 

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Categories: sick, cancer, emotions, family, grief,
Form: Free verse
Their Chosen Disease
I watch a sunset 
that I'd love to share 
and nobody sees it but me 
I'm scratching my head 
in utter amazement...

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Categories: lost, sick, slavery, society,
Form: Rhyme
The folly of the fight
The folly of the fight

These four walls; such contemptible and wretched creatures-
mock me, taunt me, deride me as weak and worthless.

I am shackled to the...

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Categories: sick, body, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Dark Loss
He tried to fly
flapped his wings

High above him
a dark duvet
drizzled sadness

Only yesterday,
or was it last week
his wings and feet
carried him

little raven
didn't remember

Carry me
carry me
he squeaked

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Categories: dark, metaphor, sick,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Strange Images
Antlers as walking trees
Grass as stabbing knives
Hands as waving  chestnut leaves
Books as building blocks
Thoughts as ideas in the wind
Words as cutting pain
Letters as dust...

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Categories: self, sick,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member How do I tell you that I love you
How do I tell you "I love you",
when all that's left to listen is a cloud?

And the tempest has blown away,
all that our hands built.


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Categories: sick, hope, i love you,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sequestration
I never told anyone how my ears reverberate in a silent room.
The whirring drone ever present, a conquistador of my private spaces.
This is my cohabitation...

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Categories: sick, death, loneliness, longing, pain,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Corona virus welcome to the UK
Its here the thing we all fear, 
The apocalypse is near,
The devils spurn has risen,
Trapping us in our homes like prisons,

To plague our planet already...

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© Sarah Cope  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: care, death, sick, society,
Form: Rhyme