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Sad Poems | Examples of Sad Poetry

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

List of Sad Poems

Note: The forms for these poems were selected by the poet. Often poems are assigned the wrong form. Please confirm the accuracy of the poetic form before referencing the poem.

PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Premium Member Poem sloth Laura Leiser Free verse character, sad,
Dead roses welcome Chris Green Free verse loneliness, sad,
Dark embrace Jason Wall Free verse love, sad,
If wishes were horses Chisom Udeoba Imagism sad, 10th grade, 11th grade,
The long wait ollakunle campbell I do not know? sad, anger, anxiety, grief, lonely,
Traveller's Plea Blurr Jane Free verse mountains, sad, sea, song,
To the one I'm trying to love Celine Tran Rhyme feelings, love hurts, sad
Brandy and heartbreak Alex Duffy Free verse sad, deep, depression, emotions, lost
Premium Member Poem Born To Walk, A Dark Path Of Jagged Stones Robert Lindley Sonnet sad, art, creation, deep, perspective,
Choice Seancy Puteho Free verse sad, dedication, deep, goodbye, lost

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My Darling Boy
by Gregory R Barden

          Oh ...

     Have you seen my darling boy,
Blond hair, like corn...

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sad, analogy, boy, childhood, innocence,

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The Couple In Love
by Caren Krutsinger
They arrived giggling and giddy, one hundred percent in love.  Holding hands, leaning into each other,
Smiling.  Young love, nothing like it.
I am teaching...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: education, sad love,

Mantle Place Phish Funk Slam
by Christopher Flaherty
Keep running up those Credit Card Bill's 

For Cheap Thrill's 

Accumulating Interest 

Until your Closet is Full

Of Discarded Clutter 

You can hopefully Sell 1 late...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sad, slam,

I'm Sorry
by Haxer Ling
I left you alone because I thought you needed space.
I didn’t think you needed me.
I was wrong.
That was when you needed me the most.

I avoided...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: conflict, dark, grief, sad,

EMOTIONS OF YEARNING
by V.MUTHU MANICKAM
The bedspread of the blue sea is vast
She poses saliently silent 
Serenity of the scene in my soul is sure to last
Tho' my mind is...

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sad, beach, for her, i

Trying to find myself
by Alex Duffy
I'm travelling my journey just trying to find myself 
Heart in one place, my mind's somewhere else
Funny how the people who say they'll always be...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sad, break up, deep, lost

The Words Are There
by The Brooklyn Six Project
The words are there
But, they only mean so much 
They do not say how we feel
Nor, do they keep us in touch
Moments will go away
The...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dark, sad,

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MISUNDERSTOOD
by Line Gauthier


helpless against her enemy
she reached out to me
but i wasn't there
she thought i didn't care
a silent scream
a bitter dream
could not cope
lost all hope
she went away
i'd...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sad, angst, anxiety, care, hope,

A Poem For My Grandma
by Nick Trim
Today the angels called your name,
they called to you, and took all your pain,
leaving you with only peace,
tonight you sleep where the angels be....

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: death, family, sad,

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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: sad, art, betrayal, emotions, hurt,

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This Time
by Ryan Lucas
https://www.procollabs.com/store/1366...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sad, friendship, imagination, lust, romantic

Pity
by Sadagopan sankaranarayanan
Pity,something you can give a lot,
but can never be proud of.
pty aint worth a penny.
thunder evokes lightning
lightning evokes rain.
pity evokes nothing
but hatred and pain.
pity the...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: emotions, feelings, sad,

Tears of a clown
by Khadidja Megaache
I’m good…
I’m  good at building walls,
At pushing people out,
You can’t disappoint when no one’s around.

I’m good…
At telling lies,
when you see me cry
I’ll convince you...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sad, anxiety, heartbroken, me, meaningful,

Lost at Sea
by Lily Mayfield
The waves are crashing
Calling my name
Wishing
I don't become sane

They pull me in
I'm walking on clouds

Someone once said
It's the best way to go
Now it's in my...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dark, death, depression, sad,

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Too soon, too soon
by Gershon Wolf
Escaped! furtive glances
   Manifest of enchanted trances
Arrested by crimson faces averted
   Too soon, too soon, they'd flirted

The air yearned with sensation
...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: innocence, lost love, sad,

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I Am
by Angel Villanueva
I am what nightly haunts your dreams,
The nights of tears and drenching sweat;
I'm lurking while you cry in streams,
Until new dawn red eyes reset.

I am...

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: anxiety, depression, sad,

Disregards
by Sage Eden
So she just pushes up her glasses,
And tucks back a piece of hair. 
She puts her bloody hands underneath the desk,
And straightens up in her...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: emotions, friendship, sad,

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: sad, confusion, future, hurt, i

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Hardy Warriors
by Gershon Wolf
Weeds flourish on parched ground
     Choke off the mantle of verdant lawns

Shoot up through cracks in hard cement
   ...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: flower, nature, sad,

Kiss of Death
by Jean Bush
She comes on sunset colors,
Rocking in his head.
A dark and shimmering shadow
Like lace across his bed.

Beside the narrow window
The night takes up her form.
She takes...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: death, imagination, kiss, sad,