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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.
True talk heals, When someone speaks, The truth about my small mistakes As human being , I feel much comfortable. When someone speaks lies About what I did not say or do, I feel so downhearted. Speaking the...Read More
Categories: sad, 12th grade, england, evil,
Form: Free verse

To be a refugee
Means you walk with a mute dignity And because the touch has a memory, you can no longer make another one, No sea can reveal to you the joy of its flowing and its every wave...Read More
Categories: sad, how i feel, i
Form: I do not know?
I am thankful, I am so lucky, yet at times I cry, filled with sorrow, not quite knowing where I belong, wanting to escape the world, for a moment I forget, forget that I am loved, I am lucky, yet I cry, will future me...Read More
Categories: sad, angst, life, longing, loss,
Form: Free verse
I'm Not Ok
I’m not alright and that’s ok Are just words that people say To ease all the hurt and pain Just to survive another day It’s all bull and it feels fake Convincing yourself not to hate You live for someone else’s...Read More
Categories: death, pain, sad, suicide,
Form: Free verse
Overwhelming joy when  she replied, " I love you too" Very beautiful woman seen and memorized in  Early 2001, when I was qualified to be an Electrician Really , She was so sociable, godfearing and  Wise...Read More
Categories: sad, christian, class, death, i
Form: Acrostic

Darkness, You're Too Big For Me
Darkness, you’re too big for me I can’t keep up the fight You don’t respond to all my tricks You won’t turn into light. You came back the other day When I thought I was free Your sticky smoke crept at...Read More
Categories: sad, angst, dark, deep, depression,
Form: Rhyme
A larks song
Sing me a song because my heart yearns to grieve. Sing me a song so my eyes might shed the tears my body detains. Dearest lark, my souls songbird, I wish to be consumed by you'r...Read More
Categories: sad, bird, heartbreak, love hurts,
Form: Rhyme
marooned -- unwhole as i am a piece of me missing adrift in its emptiness throbbing in angst furious at the impending silence yet clinging to it like i never want it to lift hovering in limbo -- life being...Read More
Categories: lonely, longing, loss, sad,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I will Always Wonder
I will always wonder what sort of love we had. I was naive and blindly infatuated. You were seventeen years older than I, and sad. From the beginning our shaky love was fated. We had met and I...Read More
Categories: sad, confusion, emotions, feelings, mystery,
Form: Rondeau Redouble
I Arrived On A Dark Horse
i. My eyes - the voice that can be heard through hands I hear scratching on the other side of fingertips and bone  thoughts clawing behind doors of desperation the rotting rasping chaos,  I don't want to go back. I'm afraid. It's...Read More
Categories: imagery, sad, wind,
Form: Free verse
My beautiful Angel
My Beautiful Angel You always said you'll be right by my side, U always told me to reveal my true self, and to never hide I try n try to always to forever be strong Why aren't you...Read More
Categories: lost love, love, sad
Form: Rhyme
Goodbye my love
That very first time that we met, I thought that I've met my match, I thought that this is it. Walking towards me, as we locked eyes, your messages and pictures weren't telling no lies. The way...Read More
Categories: death, loss, love, sad
Form: Rhyme
The Female Lead
Do I need to be different for you to love me, In a crowd of extravagant dresses, Wear a plain white one In a room of plain dresses, Wear a dress that shines as bright as the sun? Do I...Read More
Categories: sad, books, crush, cry, heartbreak,
Form: Free verse
Knife Of Sadness
I have been to so many great places To So many beautiful memories My sadness is all jumbled up I have been through so many sadness' Through so many burning dreams My smiles are all fleeting now I have seen...Read More
Categories: sad, angst, anxiety, beautiful, nostalgia,
Form: Verse
The first cut leaves pain but it's not unbearable. A sadly satisfying wound that is irreversible. How could one be so dumb and so irresponsible. Ruining everything and everyone around you, to find yourself....Read More
Categories: sad, how i feel, moving
Form: Free verse

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?