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Best Sympathy Poems

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


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: sympathy, absence, abuse, anger, cousin,



This Girl
This girl, she's crying inside,
But all everyone sees is smiles,
This girl, she's hurting inside,
She's lived like this for quite a while,
Always holding her pain inside,...

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Categories: life, people, sympathy, teen,

Acceptance
Opened like a morning leaf
exposed beneath the moon,
Resting in the tentacles
of a clouded ink coccoon.
Wringing hands now rest at peace-
the solitude of night,
a lantern in...

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Categories: inspirational, introspection, peace, sympathy,

A Story to Tell
A heart read and quoted by many in this lifetime
Battle scars that remain and yet shielded by a peace of mind
Walked several miles and traveled...

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Categories: dedication, friendship, life, sympathy,

Premium Member You Cry Alone
"laugh and the world laughs with you,
cry and you cry alone"

how true and sad these words once penned
for this I've learned, yet learn again
that when...

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Categories: mental illness, sympathy,

Premium Member The Treasure Of Giving
The thing with giving is Expectation...
The treasure of giving is the giving itself without expecting anything in return.
A loan creates dependency,  inequality.

***

I
bend over 
and...

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Categories: sympathy, care, caregiving, feelings, love,

Peircing Silence, Screaming Thoughts...
Here in my room,
I lay in my bed,
With every thought of you,
Intruding my head,
Like snapshots in my brain,
Of the last thing you said,

My gut is...

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Categories: lost love, love, sympathy,

Open Sores
I am a coward with open sores. 
I write and wonder who it bores. 
I hear my heart and mind argue repeatedly. 
I see others...

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Categories: sympathy, allegory, angst, art, dedication,

Dying, we awake to eternal life.
His fragile fevered brow is soaked with life’s sweat
Nearing the end, his death has not arrived just yet
Shivering, his body is on fire, he makes...

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Categories: sympathy, death, faith, friendship, hope,

Premium Member A Greener Pasture
Though my stall here is empty now
If you listen close...
You can hear me running through a greener pasture
Your sorrow opens the gate and releases me...

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© Chris Hagy  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sympathy, absence, animal, christian, death,

Sympathy - In Black And White

Nothing is ever black and white, 

Definitely,
...I think.

Who am I to speak - zip it...
...
...for now. 

I'm not going to lose my head over it.

Well...

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© Carol B.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sympathy,

Slowly Dying
I'm overcome with grief
as I slowly die inside.
They tell me this is normal, 
and everything will be alright.

I can't seem to eat a meal,
or close...

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Categories: sympathy, death, depression, loss, lost

A Monoku in Red

 a compassionate moon _ absorbing the suffering of innocents



A Monoku contest hosted by James Edward Lee Sr.
Based on Picture 3
Placed 2nd
7th April, 2018 

...

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Categories: red, sorrow, sympathy,

All Lives Matter
Fear is what they clothe them in.
Fear of losing their life because of one mistake.
Fear of losing their life because an officer is having 
a...

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Categories: sympathy, abuse, allusion, america, betrayal,

Premium Member Frazzled
Teach and study, cook and clean
Write a poem in between
All the chores and daily life
Perfect Mom, half decent wife

Work and work and dream and dream
Scrub...

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Categories: crazy, funny, sympathy,

School
Why does a child have to go to school?
Why do we have to spend so much time working?
This seems simply cruel.
Isn't it just irking?

Some people...

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Categories: sympathy, child, childhood, family, humorous,

Premium Member Bill

R.I.P. William Dale Eubanks
d. July 1, 2012, aged 68 yrs., Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee

Death came as no surprise
the first Sunday in July;
it claimed you, on a...

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Categories: sympathy, courage, death, dedication, farewell,

Premium Member Bravery Is All There Is
When darkness falls and finds us all alone,
When the heart becomes a small grey stone ...
     Bravery is all there is.

When...

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Categories: sympathy, angst, courage, farewell, grief,

the day you flew to Heaven

           We knew , it was if a moment stopped in time 
  ...

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Categories: sympathy, adventure, angel, beach, bereavement,

THE LAST DAYS
The days seem to go by so fast. there is a void in the air, the birds have lost their vibrant beat, the ocean has...

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Categories: sympathy, dark, depression, devotion, dream,

Peace
Disgorge the land, unload the ship, and take
the old and new to keep. For down they went
the rich and poor, all good all bad, all...

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© Dan Helppi  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sympathy, war,

Rebuild Anew
“Rebuild anew”, he said to me,
the one of stillness ‘neath the sea.
“Rise to the shore; as one we’ll stand.
These hardened castles made of sand 
protect...

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Categories: sympathy

Letting go
As I lye awake and think of you
my heart always feels so blue.

I try my best to move on, but it's hard to do 
since...

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Categories: sympathy, death, emotions, farewell, father

Ribcage
Split apart your ribcage,
Open up the corridor, and let me come in
Uneasiness instantly strikes through me
Let me sway away...
Let me flutter away...
Like a butterfly out...

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Categories: sympathy, adventure, angst, childhood, confusion,

Fatherless Child
There once was a day I would watch every airplane.
Praying you was on it to come take me away.
As a child I wanted you around...

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Categories: sympathy, childhood, daughter, depression, faith,