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Pain Poems | Examples of Pain Poetry

Pain Poems - Examples of all types of pain poetry to share and read. This list of pain poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous examples of pain poetry. This list of works about pain is an excellent resource for examples on how to write pain poems.
Unholy Waters
Once again Religion Is tearing us apart Judaic tears Islamic fear Shared values in the dark To kill for an idea Judgmental and profane Begins the end The baby drowned —in bathwaters of pain (The New Room: November, 2023) ...Read More
Categories: hate, pain, religion, war,
Form: Rhyme

Waking moments feel like eternity, When pain swallows the serenity, Everyday life is no longer the same, "You seem to have Chronic pain" Doctors can't find the cause or solution, I cry and scream, Who is there to blame, Not everything...Read More
Categories: pain, anger, confusion, cry, dark,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Let the heavens weep and mourn
Let the heavens weep and mourn, As Life and Death, their fate is sworn, In this war of souls, where rage shall keep, Death's icy touch, at bay, and reap. Rage, rage against Death, the poet cries, With every word,...Read More
Categories: pain, death, faith, fantasy, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Songs of Soul COS No 2: ABAB
Your will is what will now, let me be free ... 'Tis be darker times than before, more childless, This is crazy! Topsy turvey they'd be, matters of convenience act the mindless, It is the right of every woman,...Read More
Categories: pain, analogy, change, character, emotions,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Songs of Soul COS No 1: AABB
As the blade searches for the life of me, The torment glides the blade with certainty, Deeper the journey as my body writhe, The pain lingers as I'm denied relief, Suspicion mingles with the bloodied juice, The greediness of data...Read More
Categories: pain, analogy, character, emotions, hurt,
Form: Sonnet

Hey Tom, you look well cared for and well fed, Sure you longed to sleep in your own bed, You must've had pain, hope they spoiled you, More medication, preferred a whiskey or two, Which nurse did you like...Read More
Categories: pain,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Walking Away From Kindness
Walking Away From Kindness * A man on a park bench sees Another man sitting on a park bench. He sees the man with folded arms Across his heaving chest. His body is rocking, ever so little, Back and...Read More
Categories: pain,
Form: Free verse
Knowing what pain needs
Pain craves any medicine or drug Pain is a lonely condition At my bedside, I’m my own doctor On my bed and bedside, I’m alone Alone doesn’t have to be loneliness Sick of the separation from my motherland Lost connections...Read More
Categories: pain, addiction, divorce, drug, immigration,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Thumb In My Eye
A stupid place to stick my thumb Right in my eye that was so dumb It hurt so bad it made me cry The tears are streaming from...Read More
Categories: pain, cry, drink, health, hurt,
Form: Limerick
Sophia's Lament in Isaiah
In the highest peak of my heavenly life I wanted to flow down Through the gates of my grave without any strife The place where I now drown I’ll never feel the warmth of the life-giving Even the...Read More
Categories: pain, bible, christian, hurt, jewish,
Form: Rhyme
A Taste For Importance
A flavor on my tongue A signal solid and delivered A decision built on feeling alone Torturous as a scratch in my throat A ghost brought upon from my past A whisper of a plan It’s what I want It’s...Read More
Categories: pain, deep, emotions, how i
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Look Away
Look at me, then look away. Don't let your eyes linger, or stay. If you look, please don't see, the sadness that lives within me. Don't see the pain, shadowed in my eyes. The hurt that I've tried to disguise. Don't...Read More
Categories: betrayal, pain, sad,
Form: Couplet
Gender Based Violence
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Go on and beat me But atleast not infront of our kids For they'll not understand Why you doing this to their mother "Mum why you crying Has dad beaten you again I saw him do it last...Read More
Categories: pain, absence, abuse, family, life,
Form: Free verse
Faded Memory
A touch of faded memory came alive with a familiar scent swept me off my feet created havoc ...Read More
Categories: pain, emotions, loss, metaphor, nostalgia,
Form: Free verse
Fighting herself
Sometimes They stand out Across her arms. Thin white lines along the skin. Left by the broken version Of the girl you see now. On those days, She worries they'll see The truth behind her past. How she broke Beneath every crumble; See...Read More
Categories: pain, angst, anxiety, emotions, feelings,
Form: Free verse

Specific Types of Pain Poems

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Definition | What is Pain in Poetry?