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Best Suffering Poems

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


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

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Categories: suffering, absence, allusion, death, depression, emo, feelings,
Form: Dramatic monologue

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: suffering, conflict, depression, forgiveness, hope, love,
Form: I do not know?
The Clouds

*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: suffering, angel, beautiful, beauty, blessing, child, day,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Island Spirit
Palm trees are swaying island style
Within the gentle trade wind's flow,
As Egrets glide on salty air—
Then land where verdant grasses grow.

Breathe in sweet scents of...

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Categories: suffering, adventure, beauty, nature, ocean,
Form: Rhyme
Welcome to my ----- life
A beautiful broken aura
             Unsettled flakes

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Categories: suffering, confusion, death, dream, future, journey, life,
Form: Dramatic Verse

She Wept In Languished Moan
         She wept as they buried her one true love.

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: suffering, bereavement,
Form: Quintain (English)
Premium Member First Rose of May
How beautiful is what I see today
          peeking from the green

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Categories: suffering, death, life,
Form: Rhyme

I saw the bitter tears of unhappiness
Running down your agonizing face,
Ravaged with pain,

And I became a sponge of compassion
To absorb them.

I heard the howling 

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Categories: suffering, friendship love, humanity, society,
Form: Free verse
Why I am here in Poetrysoup?

I like a seed carelessly thrown 
upon dirty solid black, brown rocks,
I strive, thrived to grow 
despite big rough blocks..


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Categories: suffering, poems, poetess, poetry, write, writing,
Form: Free verse
this was me
it began so innocently
we exchanged ideas on poetry
his art, the suffering he endured
he preyed upon my compassion
as he meticulously bided his time...

i felt safe as...

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© Lynn Marie  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: suffering, angst, confusion, introspection, life, loss, sad,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Achilles, The Journey To Troy, Part Two
Achilles, The Journey To Troy, 
(Part Two) of (Part One-titled, Achilles, His Heart and Soul Were Mortal)

Achilles, The Journey To Troy

Woe! wretched horrors Olympic gods...

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Categories: suffering, art, death, hero, literature, mythology, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member In Celebration of Mothers
I celebrate wonderful mothers 
who always put the needs 
of their children first,
the single mothers who 
especially must sacrifice 
to help their children survive 

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Categories: suffering, celebration, dedication, mothers day,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member God Bless America
In the courts of sport and entertainment
They have forgotten the scales of justice
Lacking honor for those who gave life and limb
Sacrificing blood, and buried with...

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Categories: suffering, america, basketball, death, dedication, eve, veterans
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Tissue Box
like visitors from outer space
they came with tears, and lined the sidewalk
long in face, and arms embracing
some (I have no inkling) who
they were or why...

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Categories: suffering, child, cry, daughter, grief, loss, my
Form: Free verse

In the hours of twilight your star brightened my shadowed dream 
long since faded from the youthful belief of reverie.

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© Teppo Gren  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: suffering, deep, destiny, innocence, love, soulmate,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Wild Rose
This bridge has arched the lake's narrows
for a century, flanked on either side
by Autumn trees shedding their faded leaves,
blowing with the first snowflakes
across gray stones...

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Categories: suffering, death, memory, winter,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Reflecting Ripples
I stand alone a barking tree, where silent sorrows of ripples flee,
No one hears my calamity, wearing weeps of my raped reality…
Branches droop to ice-cold...

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Categories: suffering, abuse, conflict, destiny,
Form: Rhyme
My Song
~Not Like Me~ 

When you were first put into my arms, 
I begged God, to make you nothing like me 
For my sins, ask for...

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Categories: suffering, betrayal, conflict, depression, emotions, hurt, love
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Bridge Over Silent Waters
A Bridge Over Silent Waters

Never judge your fellow man
Before seeking your own reflection
Not the one that shines in a glass mirror
Seek it in the eyes...

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Categories: suffering, appreciation, art, deep, garden, heart, life,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Children of a Lesser God
I’m tired of knowing
That because of my race
Because of where I live
Because of my last name
I’m part of the band…
The children of a lesser God


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Categories: suffering, god, uplifting,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Old Dark House
The Old Dark House

This tale of “The Old Dark House” is one that’s replete with a
most horrid sense of pure evil and macabre, and is...

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Categories: suffering, dark, dream, evil, fantasy, god, metaphor,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Sold
There is no difference,
the saints whisper and every enemy and ally
wake to forever’s difference,
that neither knee nor tongue will deny.

Doubt bit into Innocence and sold

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Categories: suffering, bible, christian, corruption, god, history, loss,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member Young Brilliant Poet That Left Us Far, Far Too Soon Second Poet In Dedication series
Percy Bysshe Shelley,  Born 4 August 1792
Horsham, Sussex, England[1]
Died , 8 July 1822 (aged 29)
Gulf of La Spezia, Kingdom of Sardinia (now Italy)
Occupation	Poet, dramatist,...

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Categories: suffering, appreciation, art, assonance, beautiful, blessing, encouraging,
Form: Rhyme
Lady On the Church Steps
I had seen her before in the spring and summer
The homeless lady sitting on the church steps
She would ask for help from people going into...

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Categories: suffering, appreciation, christmas, december, feelings, memory, money,
Form: Free verse

Ingredients To Achieve A Dream - Panagiota Romios

Dream Recipe: Ingredients 

Have a huge dream that seems unachievable! 
Be fearless and put up pictures of that...

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Categories: suffering, encouraging, success,
Form: Rhyme