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Pain Poems | Examples of Pain Poetry

Pain Poems. Below are examples of poems about pain. This list of pain poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of pain poetry. This list of works about pain is an excellent resource for examples on how to write pain poems.

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List of Pain Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Pain Kurt Philip Behm Free verse life, pain,
Premium Member Poem A Floor's Lament Gershon Wolf Light Verse appreciation, hurt, pain,
Premium Member Poem The Agony of De feet Ralph Sergi Rhyme pain,
Your Name Christopher Goss Free verse pain, death of a friend,
Choice Seancy Puteho Free verse pain, dedication, deep, goodbye, lost
I WALK ALONE John Arribas Rhyme pain, cancer, dark, depression, health,
Demonic pain Robbie McClellan I do not know? pain, addiction, cancer, depression, drug,
Three Wishes curtis johnson Couplet pain, rain,
Reason To Hurt Alycia Wheatley Free verse courage, pain, strength,
Another mistake Abidah Mahri Prose heart, nostalgia, pain,

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Watercolor
by Chuck Melugin
She said..... 

When you took the lover's moon
Out of my horizon....
You placed in in another woman's sky

Memories in teardrops.....
You've really got me crying.....
And they're staining...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: pain, art, betrayal, emotions, hurt,

The Statue
by Besma Riabi Dziri
A hand of fine art
carving impressions of heart
beauty to embalm.
A creation glorified
inspiring while life denied.
...

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Tanka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: art, inspiration, pain, poetess,

Mirror, mirror
by Khadidja Megaache
Mirror, mirror on the wall,
I’m a psycho talking to my own reflection,

Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Will my nightmares be replaced with love and affection?

Mirror, mirror...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: pain, confusion, future, hurt, i

BRAINSTORM
by Anisha Dutta
 Brainstorm

      Quiet brain quite norm hit by groaning gust
       bursting in cyclonic storm...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: depression, emotions, pain, storm,

Ship
by Luke Hobbs
twelve years, old friend,
     I was always here
they've all sailed away,
     I’m always here,
and it's your turn...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: pain, love hurts, miss you,

Purple Squeeze
by Ingrid Showalter Swift
Her mother loved the color purple but she always felt more like an orange crushed...

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Monoku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: pain,

Equality
by C.J. Writes
Tell me why I heard someone once say that we were all equal regardless of race.
But every time I turn on the T.V. I see...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: pain, black love, community, conflict,

The former Double Life Of Matthew Scott Harris
by matthew harris
The (former) Double Life Of Matthew Scott Harris

Dove finch he following iniquitous
     licentious, lecherous longing
     extinguished quite
some...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: pain, grief, hurt, meaningful, memory,

Addictive
by unfamiliar flower
It’s worst!!!  
It’s worst than cocaine. 
The purest in the market, 
Did me no harm. 

Alcohol and spirits 
Caused me no pain 

None did...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: pain, drug, fate, life, lost,

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Facing my Fears
by Sandra Weiss
Let me believe again in the things that I once held dear.
I want to be able to express myself and make it very clear.

I want...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: pain, betrayal, change, fate, introspection,

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FYBROMYALGIA
by Gordon Alexander
FYBROMYALGIA

A CONDITION THAT CAUSES INCREASED PAIN
PEOPLE LOOK AND THINK YOUR INSANE
THIS CERTAINLY IS NOT THE CASE
THE BODY HURTS FROM FOOT TO FACE

ITS SO INTENSE YOU...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: health, pain, people, strength,

Who Beside This Atheist Doth say Thar Haint No Angels
by matthew harris
Who Beside This Atheist Doth "say" Thar Haint No Angels?

Two fatal head on
     deadly automobile accidents
     in...

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Enclosed Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: pain, 12th grade, angel, death,

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I Stand Here
by Michelle Faulkner
I stand here, on twisted limbs
Teetering upon broken knees
My feet stunted, immobile
My whole body traitorous to motion

I force forward, to meet agony
The blade of pain,...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: endurance, hope, pain, recovery

The Edge of Night
by Subimal Sinha-Roy

THE EDGE OF NIGHT

The designer time created a landscape for me,
carving deep ravines, lofty hills, desert dunes
that I had crossed in the ordained journey long
under...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: pain, analogy, imagery, inspirational, life,

Indifference
by Earl Schumacker
                        ...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: pain, abuse, betrayal, conflict, corruption,

The Day
by JESS OPPERMAN
i was there the day she died
the day she breathed her last
i prayed the Lord she'd suffer not
it's happening too fast

we both agreed no life...

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Light Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: pain, bereavement, death, farewell, goodbye,

OH DEAR I DO FEEL POORLY
by Ann Gilmour
Oh dear I do feel poorly 
oh dear I do feel weird
My chest it is a wheezing 
I’ve infection in my ears
I cannot hear a...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: encouraging, humor, pain, recovery

Humanity threadbare
by Ritu Wason
How and Why?? 
With whom and where..
Amidst innocent cries
and tearful eyes,
HUMANITY ONCE AGAIN...
THREADBARE...

Don't let the pain fade this time
Don't let politics and religion play
Zero tolerance...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: pain, abuse, anger, angst, humanity,

Silent Killer
by Adam Forth
Abused.
Mistreated and used,
Thrown to your knees,
After being misused.

Plead.
Make yourself bleed,
Just numb the pain,
Wait for her to succeed.

Lies.
Your dignity dies,
Lying in wait,
As you say your goodbyes.

Quake.
Don't...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: pain, abuse, betrayal, discrimination, fear,

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The Message
by Chris Hagy
                        ...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: angst, confusion, feelings, pain,