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Best Sorrow Poems

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


Premium Member In Woes And Throes Of Sorrow

I rise and fall like melancholy tides
in ebb and flow of wistful disrepair,
our separate in consciousness divides,
the whiff of grief fills broken-hearted air.

Neglected now, heartstrings'...

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Categories: sorrow, emotions, heartbreak, loneliness, lost
Form: Sonnet



Premium Member Indian Ink
INDIAN INK

Indian Accent, form the whispers inside
Chanting from long ago
Echoes come and go
Losing time in a soft eternal glow

A beautiful and delicate autumn mountain scene
Dry...

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Categories: sorrow, abuse, autumn, death, deep,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Broken
On a special Suicidal Night,
I sit alone inside this nightmare 
In a nightmare with no windows 
Nobody can see me
I can see nobody

Flowers, above
My eyes...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sorrow, absence, death, emo, emotions,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Touch Me
"In Touch With Myself"

I can't seem to find her
The reminder of yesterday
I shut my eyes for a few seconds
Only there, can I reach to bear...

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Categories: sorrow, absence, confusion, imagination, mirror,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Courage of Youth, Battle of Ypres, Flanders Field
Courage of Youth, Battle of Ypres, Flanders Field
(A Tribute)

Tough as nails young man with a red right hand
red-fire and whiskey ran in his blood.
Courageous seed...

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Categories: conflict, death, fate, sorrow,
Form: Sonnet



Premium Member Love in the Silence of the Soul



As a young boy
Sitting in a pew
The winter darkness pressing down
Candlelight waves from hidden drafts
Shadows danced on the walls

I heard the words destined to me
“Be...

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Categories: death, love, sorrow,
Form: Narrative
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: sorrow, beauty, death, deep, emo,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member In A Sad Blindness, One May Yet Find Hope
In A Sad Blindness, One May Yet Find Hope
           (The Solemn Prayer)

Raining splashing, fierce winds...

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Categories: sorrow, art, deep, encouraging, inspirational,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member MONSTER
    MONSTER

Shackles nor chains, can't change what it is.....
Never was it, the one hiding under the bed, 
It was me, tired of...

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Categories: sorrow, abuse, dark, evil, sin,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Texian Macabre Arena
The First Texian Macabre Arena Ballad (The extended free-fallen edition)
 
In another life, is where I first saw your face!
One summer afternoon, lying wounded next...

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Categories: pride, sin, sorrow, symbolism,
Form: Ballad
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: sorrow, cry, deep, depression, grief,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member Venus Gifts A Yarrow's Kiss


O, weeping willow shed your sorrow
on whispering breeze to soothe your grief
within whose breath's a healing yarrow
to whisk away tears upon your leaf.

Sweet rustling zephyr...

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Categories: emotions, heartbreak, hope, sorrow,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member PLEASE
~PLEASE~
 
Please pick me up!
Never mind I'm gonna fall, anyways
 
Please show me how to tie my shoes and sing a song! 
Don't worry mommy,...

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Categories: sorrow, absence, abuse, anger, cousin,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member The Sham Of My Humanity

Evergreen flavored mantras
did nothing to purge bitter bile from my lips
nor slake the smoldering thirst for a Rosary remedy.
Tick-tock petals unfurled one by one
as your...

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Categories: sorrow, anger, grief, heartbreak, humanity,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Ozzie Our Spaniel
The 28th of April; I'll always remember that day
It was very overcast and the sky was quite grey
That short journey to the vet I will...

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Categories: sorrow, best friend, emotions, heartbroken,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A tribute to Leonora G
~ Yolanda was--her name ~    Featuring:) Leonora Galinta

From a hell storm,
A mighty she-devil took on its form
Like a woman scorn ascending from...

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Categories: death, deep, evil, sorrow,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member We'll Always have San Andreas
-rearranging the stars-

How could we agree to separation? 
If you were destined to be my soulmate,
Why would we allow the stars to change our fate?
They've...

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Categories: sorrow, depression, relationship, sad love,
Form: Alliteration
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: sorrow, anxiety, dark, emotions, fate,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Can You Spare A Teardrop
I cried for so long, so many nights,
and now no more tears can drop,
I'm all out, do you have some to spare,
cause you know once...

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Categories: sorrow, cry, emotions, feelings, how
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Frozen Farewell

Your breath upon the window freezes, lace

               Yet, warm against my...

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Categories: sorrow, analogy, christmas, goodbye, lost
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Cinquain V
water
murmurs softly,
through the cool of exhaled
breath, against the stones it whispers,
secrets

secrets,
gently spoken,
lonely unbeckoned words, 
hidden deep within broken hearts,
aching

aching,
melting sorrow
pours viscous and endless,
caressing emotions that...

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Categories: loneliness, sorrow,
Form: Cinquain
Premium Member The Last Good Days of Innocence
A rose held before the dawn, overwhelmed by benevolent beauty,
its virginity violated by hostel hands,
only then will it reveal its blood-stained thorns,
where infatuated innocence is...

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Categories: innocence, lost, sorrow,
Form: Free verse
Moon in Pale Depression
Muted evidence proclaimed the subtle oddities of night

   Lunar time should have reached the zenith of its height

No chirping crickets were heard, nor...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sorrow,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Theft Of My Will To Survive

Blindly 
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
in disrepair...

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Categories: sorrow, dark, depression, grief, loss,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member When A Sparrow Falls
I don’t know how many millions or billions
Of sparrows there are, but the Father does
How can he know when each sparrow falls?
He knows every detail...

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bird, death, sorrow,
Form: Lyric