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Sad Poems | Poems About Sadness

Sad Poems. Below are examples of poems about sadness. This list of poetry about sadness is made of PoetrySoup member poems. PoetrySoup is a great resource for examples of sad poems or a list of sad poetry. These examples show what sad poems look like. There is also a link below to the definition of sad and a page where you can discuss these types of poems.

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Trying to survive Duffy, Alex Free verse deep, depression, devotion, discrimination, sad love,
Premium Member Poem Memory of Lost Innocence pachecho, connie Haibun sad,
The hanging tree Broadbent, Robert Rhyme sad,
Talking to myself Duffy, Alex Free verse deep, depression, discrimination, sad, sad love,
Strayed Wandering Bawoh, Eedee-Bari Sonnet depression, desire, poems, sad love,
Premium Member Poem VANITY OF VANITY Strand, Brian Verse sad,
Kenef Vassilev, Ross Ode corruption, humorous, irony, metaphor, sad, satire, symbolism,
Premium Member Poem Broken-Hearted Fallen Angel Version 2 Jay, G. I do not know? dark, lost love, pain, sad, sad love,
Premium Member Poem Pity for the Children Koya, Ahmed Sheik Rhyme children, education, feelings, hate, sad, violence,
Worms of Sadness Ska, Karo Free verse angst, depression, how i sad, sorrow,
On my Death Garg , Sitabz Elegy absence, death, fate, goodbye, sad,
how the lights flickered in the rain Garg , Sitabz Blank verse abuse, anger, beauty, death, sad, suicide,
Pyro Chan, Bernard Rhyme royal break up, fire, jealousy, sad love,
Premium Member Poem MEMORY OF YOUR BETRAYAL ALLISON, JAN Pantoum betrayal, break up, conflict, sad love,
A Lost Love Robinson, David I do not know? heartbreak, hurt, lost love, sad love, sorrow,
the lotus Garg , Sitabz Ballad abuse, heartbroken, longing, loss, sad love, water,
for my dog Garg , Sitabz Blank verse death, death of a sad,
Hope springs eternal Peers, Chris Rhyme dark, fate, imagery, perspective, sad,
DNA Do Not Appear Trim, Nick Rhyme sad, truth,
Halfway to Nowhere Avalon, Ria April Rhyme emotions, lost love, love sad, sad love,
Finally Sober Avalon, Ria April Rhyme autumn, emotions, life, sad,
A New Flame Avalon, Ria April Rhyme future, life, loneliness, sad,
Enough Timperley, Dave Rhyme sad,
Feelings Nel, Alison Villanelle sad,
Replaceable Govender, Keshan Free verse father, father son, how sad,
Frozen tear Sinha-Roy, Subimal Couplet sad, teen,
Premium Member Poem Fall from Grace Rutherford, Tom Free verse corruption, emotions, pain, sad,
The Heart Waynes Raven, Vladislav Free verse sad, sorrow,
HIGH SCHOOL TIT FOR TATS musore, reagan Narrative sad, silly, truth,
Premium Member Poem The Sadness Between The Trees pachecho, connie Senryu sad,
Frozen Heart taylor, R. e. Free verse sad,
Go On, Cry Tortoza, Franchesca Mia Couplet cry, depression, love, sad,
That One Day Villarosa, Noel Rhyme day, emotions, faith, fate, sad, true love,
Premium Member Poem Mystical Lore of the Moonlight Moth Ashley, Susan Rhyme allegory, desire, fire, hurt, sad love,
When the love was gone Jaquelyn, Ana ABC hope, how i feel, sad love, woman,
Premium Member Poem The beggar Pett, Roy Rhyme cancer, old, pain, poverty, sad, sorrow,
Father in Law howarth, rick Rhyme character, grandchild, sad love, social,
Autumn turns to Winter Heath, Nigel Rhyme autumn, death, death of sad,
Song of Despair Rothen, Hannah Free verse sad, sorrow,
Premium Member Poem Seagulls Cried Smith, Gary Rhyme sad, sea,
Happiness and Regrets Han, Alex Villanelle betrayal, lonely, love, relationship, sad love,
Outcast Han, Alex Quatrain betrayal, loneliness, lust, marriage, sad love,
Drunk Encounter Han, Alex Sestina first love, love, romance, sad love,
Cracked Mirror Han, Alex Sonnet betrayal, deep, fantasy, love, sad love,
What a wonderful world Smith, Roy Free verse sad, world,
Human Nature Doesn't Change - IV Welch, David Rhyme betrayal, growth, how i sad, truth,
Human Nature Doesn't Change - III Welch, David Rhyme betrayal, growth, how i sad, truth,
Human Nature Doesn't Change - II Welch, David Rhyme betrayal, growth, how i sad, truth,
Human Nature Doesn't Change - I Welch, David Rhyme betrayal, growth, how i sad, truth,
AS TIME DIES AWAY Demont, Missy ABC heaven, miss you, mother sad,
Sad Liars A., Antonia Free verse sad, sensual, society, truth,
The Mind Of Depression Simpson, Chelsea Free verse anger, anxiety, bullying, deep, sad, self, suicide, surreal,
Why I Write Lefeber, Michelle Free verse anxiety, depression, emotions, poetry, sad, write,
Premium Member Poem Hurricane Ophelia 2 fulham, niall Rhyme sad, storm,
Premium Member Poem Stacking Regrets Like Dark, Red-stained Floor Tiles Lindley, Robert Sonnet moving on, poetry, red, sad love, sunset, time,
The Fight Ortiz, Djinn ABC art, beauty, dark, death, sad love,
Girl, What Happened To Us Project, The Brooklyn Six Free verse sad, sad love,
Premium Member Poem A Razors Edge Smith, Gary Rhyme sad love,
Boppin at the Crossroads howarth, rick Rhyme sad, teenage,
Premium Member Poem Minimalist-Song of Despair Loo, Laura Free verse sad, song,
Train To Auschwitz taylor, R. e. Free verse angst, death, history, sad,
Just Wondering Scates, Danea Free verse conflict, confusion, death of sad,
Premium Member Poem The Broken-Hearted Ghost Dietrich, Andrea Tanka sad love,
The Lonely Book Carber, L. J. Free verse allusion, appreciation, books, change, sad,
Chokes of the heart: george, tonye Blitz anger, depression, heart, how sad,
Shut up and kiss me george, tonye Burlesque anger, cool, crazy, depression, sad,
Beauty Duffy, Marianne Free verse autumn, beautiful, emotions, growth, sad,
Shell Duffy, Marianne Free verse depression, emotions, hurt, sad,
Sighing Once Again Sprouse, Andy Rhyme confusion, hurt, loss, love, sad,
Broken-hearted Callus, Paul Free verse sad,
Premium Member Poem Wallflower grace, s. Quatrain age, break up, deep, sad, sad love,
Premium Member Poem BROKEN-HEARTED AFTER STILLBIRTH ALLISON, JAN Free verse sad,
Premium Member Poem Broken-Hearted Over You Haight, Sandra Quatern sad,
broken-hearted wife's goodbye Trejo, Michael Rhyme absence, anxiety, heartbreak, longing, sad love, soldier, wife,
Slipping away Olalekan, Adebayo Abass I do not know? break up, love, relationship, sad, sad love,
Knightress rodriguez, melissa I do not know? anxiety, dark, depression, feelings, sad,
Sympathetic Raindrops Gentile, Mike Rhyme sad,
Premium Member Poem So Easy to Forget Robinson Jr., Freddie Free verse emotions, loss, relationship, sad love,
Premium Member Poem What Child Is This White, Darren Free verse sad,
Five Years Seaton, Jade Free verse sad love,
You Wont Steal My Joy tor, michael Free verse sad, satire, sorrow,
Tears Fall From Her Face Project, The Brooklyn Six Free verse sad love,
Im I Still Alive Brown, Kable Free verse sad,
Premium Member Poem The Parting Couple Blew Out The Match pachecho, connie Rondeau sad,
No 23 Kramer, Dina Free verse abuse, addiction, hurt, loss, sad love,
Broken Heart: Wounded Soul thinker, raw Rhyme sad,
Premium Member Poem DECEPTION ALLISON, JAN Rondeau betrayal, relationship, sad love,
Broken Hutchins, Raina Ballad angst, emotions, heartbreak, heartbroken, sad,
September Cabrera, Maricris Kyrielle sad,
Premium Member Poem Inconsolable K , Jon Free verse sad, sorrow,
Hit and Run Bubb, Elisha ABC anxiety, loneliness, marriage, sad love,
Love of Life Lynn, Bennett Free verse emotions, loneliness, love, magic, sad, youth,
THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD Y., Alexis Free verse childhood, emotions, feelings, hurt, sad,
The last goodbye Peers, Chris Free verse death, forgiveness, grief, mother sad, sorrow,
A wild rose Mayne, Stephen ABC hurt, love, love hurts, sad love,
Rest In Peace Malcolm, Marlon Rhyme cry, death, death of sad,
Alone Paradise, Jenny Rhyme sad love,
Premium Member Poem MIDNIGHT ROMANCE Gondolf, John Sonnet sad love,
Family Hayward, Erin I do not know? depression, emotions, family, hurt, sad, sorry,
Premium Member Poem Indian Summer Eyes Ashley, Susan Pantoum autumn, betrayal, love hurts, sad,