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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


Indian Ink
“Indian Accent”

Hear 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 blue eyes...

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Categories: sorrow, abuse, autumn, death, deep, freedom, journey,
Form: Dramatic Verse



Premium Member Wind From The Sea



Inspired by Andrew Wyeth Watercolor Painting -- Wind From the Sea, 1947




Standing in the old house
A strange mixture of feelings erupt within me
My roommates Depression,...

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Categories: sorrow, conflict, depression, forgiveness, hope, love,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Broken
~Suicidal Night~

I sit alone in the dark
In the dark I sit alone
Nobody sees me
I see nobody

Flowers, above
My eyes have darkened to a color never seen...

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Categories: absence, death, emo, emotions, sorrow,
Form: Dramatic Verse
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: sorrow, anti bullying, art, beauty, death, depression,
Form: Dramatic Verse
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, missing, self,
Form: Free verse



Like Ice --- THE WALTZ
"Black Ice"

Sorrow flows from the first sunrise 
Eyes deeper than winter and rainfall
A painful combination never felt before 
At core death awaits
   -...

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Categories: sorrow, absence, allusion, color, dance, depression, lost
Form: Alliteration
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, war, world
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
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, grief, sad,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member A Winter Rose - A Sonnet
I walk through the glistening virgin snow
That covers the sorrow of autumn’s death 
Where I find on a bush a frozen rose  
Its beauty...

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Categories: sorrow, rose, winter,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Soul Searching Trek Along Winter's Snow Painted Trails - a collaboration with Robert and Teppo

Waking to cold blown tent, ground frozen icy hard
woods are my love, as is poetry to a bard.
Today starts my anticipated forest trek,
seeking salvation from...

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Categories: sorrow, appreciation, beauty, introspection, nature, self, spiritual,
Form: Rhyme
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, loss, recovery
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Red Leaf


the raspy whisper

finally
 
gets my full attention -
wistfully I smile
..for its persistence reminds me of you..

the crisp red leaf 
scuttles scrapingly
across the gray pavement
to and...

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Categories: sorrow, death, emotions, grief, heartbroken, lost love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member 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: sorrow, sad, winter,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Without Lament
I have no sorrow, for sorrow is small,
And can't be held guilty for choices made.
Reflections are scrawled on mind's darkened wall,
Will leave a stain as...

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Categories: sorrow, introspection,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member What is Love
I still recall our first poetic glance,
dormant pen roused my fingers to dance.
Her love was like a cherry blossom tree,
which at first blossomed so beautifully.

When...

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Categories: sorrow, love, love hurts,
Form: Sonnet
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, violence, war,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Girl, Interrupted
Girl, Interrupted-

Deep cuts from within.
She faced bravely the many hardships of womanly life
How did she end up like this?
Severe depression after her first mental breakdown
Sorrow...

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Categories: sorrow, absence, abuse, change, depression, emo, lost,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Hero
In a world where hearts ignore compassionate cries.
Acts of kindness become rare, so empathy dies.

As human nature loses the skill to listen,
his mission is to...

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Categories: sorrow, inspiration, love,
Form: Rhyme
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: abuse, dark, evil, sin, sorrow, voice,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member In the Sun's Last Glow
On her terrace where she once had viewed a crimson field,
she stands recalling heroes who were battling their foe.
She still can feel the terror! How...

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Categories: sorrow, heart, lost love, may, red,
Form: Quintain (English)
Premium Member My Love Shall Find You
Through eternal sun stars and space
My love shall find you I will embrace
Thru invisible realms and empty voids
There is nothing that my love avoids

Thru stormy...

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Categories: sorrow, devotion, love,
Form: Rhyme
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: sorrow, i love you, i miss you,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member If God Gives Me Tomorrow
If God gives me tomorrow
I'll try to stop crying
unlike this dark night
where I fear that I'm dying

If He gives me tomorrow
I'll let go of today
I'll...

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Categories: sorrow, faith, inspirational, prayer,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member First Rose of May
How beautiful is what I see today
          peeking from the green
     ...

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Categories: sorrow, death, life,
Form: Rhyme