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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

Sympathy - In Black And White

Nothing is ever black and white, 

...I think.

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

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


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

Premium Member 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,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Winter's Antidote
O Winter, why this desolation? Trees, once verdant now stand bare
Flowers, long in hibernation; clouds that frown with ominous stare,
Bleak winds chill the rain-soaked bones...

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sympathy, bereavement, community, death, grief,
Form: Rhyme
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,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Blank verse

Premium Member 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,
Form: Narrative
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,
Form: Rhyme
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.


bend over 

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Categories: sympathy, care, caregiving, feelings, love,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member The One-Legged Sandpiper
I saw a one-legged Sandpiper
today on the beach.
I saw him land on his single pedestal,
it was an artful thing.

Entranced by his disability,
I stood transfixed with...

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© Greg Gaul  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sympathy, animal, appreciation, bird, judgement,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Summer Haiku
summer downpour
the poor man takes off his hat
collecting diamonds

For Andrea's Summer Short Forms Contest...

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Categories: sympathy, beautiful, beauty, happy, nature,
Form: Haiku
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,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Poem For Sam Cooke
December 14, 1965           

"Mr. Samuel Cooke. Sam Cooke??
You been in that casket for three days..

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Categories: sympathy, america, celebrity, devotion, music,
Form: Rhyme
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
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Diamond left to Rust
“I will soothe you and heal you,
I will bring you roses.
I too have been covered with thorns.”


When the whole world,
behaved like her enemy,
a homeless heart...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: assonance, feelings, sympathy,
Form: Free verse

It is not the number of enemies that one should count in his life

but the number of friends that are willing to help him in...

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Categories: friend, sympathy,
Form: Couplet
Another One Shuts Down - corona virus edition
Another One Shuts Down (Corona virus version)

Gates and boards and reels of wire
Garbage by the gates
Driveway overgrown with grass
The factory is a state

Security checks once...

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Categories: sympathy, business, community, society, sorrow,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member 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,
Form: Monoku
Premium Member Audouin's Hunger
Had a thought a moment ago, just before I broke your aura'd wing, 
trapped here, forever, within Audouin's vast crater alone and pining. 
Starved for...

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Categories: sympathy, flower, heart, heaven, loneliness,
Form: Verse
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

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Categories: crazy, funny, sympathy,
Form: Lyric
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,
Form: Sonnet
I do not belong to your affluent society,

nor do I live at your mercy

A victim of social circumstances.

You sell your art and I bank on...

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© Red Fiery  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: social, sympathy, body,
Form: Rhyme
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,
Form: Free verse