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Sad Poems | All Types of Poems About Sadness

Sad Poems. Above are examples of sad poems about life, depression, love, and more. Yes, believe it or not, poetry about sadness can help you lift your spirits when you feel down or are unhappy. It is a natural feeling and one that all people experience but talking about how you feel and writing about sadness can put you on the road to healing. Regardless of the reason, or even if there doesn’t seem to be one, reading and sharing poetry can help you when sadness holds you in its grip. These poetic works will help you to learn how to write poetry about sadness and see how the best poets from all over the world write this form of poetry.

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Premium Member Speak of it not
Speak of it not, think of it not, lest regrets may cloud the failing light, and weariness a shroud becomes. This little thing, once proud in love and lust, now hides its face and soon it will be dust. Gone is the lustre and delight of fond imaginings and...Read More
Categories: sad, age, dark, death, feelings,
Form: Free verse

A Little Rain Must Fall
She said to me, “Into each life, a little rain must fall” Her voice was sweet and humble in a Grandmother’s tone Indeed she was of vintage ...Read More
Categories: life, love, rain, sad,
Form: Prose
Sympathy Pains
As she stood there, waiting. Waiting for a sign, a reason perhaps, I'm glued to the television, knowing Her world is about to collapse. The pain in her heart, is mine too. Her eyes all cried out, staring, directly...Read More
Categories: sad, absence, angst, death, depression,
Form: Free verse
Once I knew a man
Once I knew a man Whom proposed to me a dream and I thought so highly of him As he boosted self-esteem. Set my heart upon him With a vision of success, Though somehow he turned out to be Other...Read More
Categories: sad, lonely, lost love, love,
Form: Rhyme
8 dollar shirts
As I sit here and weep, feeling my heart ache each beat, I replay that scene and others like it. Is splashing some bleach worth all this? Why am I now stupid and incompetent, too? I bought them, indeed,...Read More
Categories: sad, anxiety, conflict, confusion, feelings,
Form: Rhyme

Something Stupid
Something stupid Something new Something sorrowed Something blue...Read More
Categories: analogy, grief, parody, sad,
Form: Quatrain
An eye for an eye
Arms stretched wide, I welcome none I look to no one for I am lost And cannot obtain the soul in which you so strongly desire from myself I am pitying Yet all knowing to I So how can I...Read More
Categories: addiction, death, sad, youth,
Form: Free verse
I'm sorry for when i messed up. I'm sorry for not being good enough. I'm sorry for any time I made you cry and whenever you thought I lied. I'm sorry if I'm not sincere enough. I'm sorry you think...Read More
Categories: sad, anxiety, conflict, confusion, heartbroken,
Form: Rhyme
Blue is not a sad color So is the color of depression Blue is a feeling that's never mentioned Yeah blue is in the purple family which means royalty Blue was off and separate and doesn't have any loyalty This...Read More
Categories: sad, analogy, anxiety, blue, emotions,
Form: Rhyme
Knock Knock
knock knock!! Open the door.....My half Not able to find You Where You are??? Don't feel shy and frightened Think that, There's always a hope at the last Don't loose your Other half Because, It will never be the same If You live...Read More
Categories: sad, deep, desire, devotion, emotions,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Just an Old Junk Car
Just an old junk car that doesn't run but provides shelter for this missing one Abandon on a lot in the old part of town hardly a soul ever seems to come around The train shakes the car...Read More
Categories: analogy, child abuse, sad,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member SEPARATION
SEPARATION Once in teen age in village, we two came...Read More
Categories: appreciation, sad love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Joy and Melancholy
It’s joy that rules my pen most days. So richly blessed, I’m one who prays when life presents a daunting test or obstacles obscure my quest, attempting to purloin my zest. I write of faith and family, of birds I hear...Read More
Categories: joy, sad,
Form: Rhyme
The Caste
The seed of ego and pride continued to generate hatred Somebody grinded, somebody kept choking here and won Every human being described himself as the greatest caste Mankind was everyone's caste, why did every human forget it. In the...Read More
Categories: sad, 11th grade, anger, discrimination,
Form: Free verse
No Regrets
Savoring kisses and healing wounds... Lost in time when it comes to you... I am grateful for the memories... Knowing our time has become history... I failed once or maybe twice... Going down this road that I call life... The feel...Read More
Categories: sad, black love, heart, romantic,
Form: Rhyme

Specific Types of Sad Poems

Read wonderful sad poetry on the following sub-topics: boyfriend, breakup, cry, death, depression, feeling, friends, girlfriend, goodbye, heartbreak, kids, life, rhyme, and more.

Definition | What is Sad in Poetry?