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Sorrow Poems | Examples of Sorrow Poetry

Sorrow Poems - Examples of all types of sorrow poetry to share and read. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous poem examples for sorrow.
Unbearable Heartbreak
The pain in my heart threatens to be my end, I sought to show the 'me' that God did intend. Yet, silenced I stand, to the skies, I relent, "Your will, not mine," my whispered consent. Hunger ignored, sleep's...Read the rest...
Categories: sorrow, break up, desire, fate,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member ANOMIE
When we were children, we played games Often scary... Running, and hiding, ...Read the rest...
Categories: sorrow, angst, feelings, life, rude,
Form: Free verse
My Whole World Is Gone
I have nightmares every night It's so hard to find the light In the darkness haunting me It will never set me free Years and years inside my head I can't shake the words you said Cutting me inside so deeply Every...Read the rest...
Categories: sorrow, hurt, missing you, pain,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Treacherous Tears
Treacherous Tears These tear tracks through make up Give me away Red rimmed eyes and rosy nose Say, " I'm not okay"... But if you see me like this Try not to really look Just to leave my bed...Read the rest...
Categories: emotions, sad, sorrow,
Form: Verse
Your first to handle If there is power outage Is find a candle....Read the rest...
Categories: fear, love, sorrow, trust,
Form: Haiku

I saw epitaph Engrave says, "He died of love". Pinch my heart to laugh. ...Read the rest...
Categories: sorrow, death, funny love, memorial,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Let Me Go
I hugged her lightly. Never having a sister before, I was scared I’d break her. Turtle, the best name I decided. A shelter from harm always near her. She grew to be my best friend, with whom I could share my...Read the rest...
Categories: sorrow, death, emotions, heartbroken, sister,
Form: Free verse
Rain of Sorrow
In the land where skies once wept with grace, Now echoes of war, tears stream down the face. A family torn in the midst of strife, Caught in the crossfire of two nations' life. The father, once a pillar...Read the rest...
Categories: sorrow, emotions, family, hurt, miss
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Alas, Sweet Muse, How I Desire, and Burn
Alas, sweet Muse! How I desire, and burn, to sing a joyous hymn no less, no worse, than the most happy hymns in all of verse! How I...Read the rest...
Categories: sorrow, depression, inspiration, joy, life,
Form: Italian Sonnet
Premium Member Grief
Grief Trauma and loss, a child has died That never goes away …don't even try It's in every room,every breath,every step you take When Your asleep and when your awake Sometimes it is sneaky It will hide behind doors Or inside old...Read the rest...
Categories: sorrow, baby, child, death, grief,
Form: I do not know?
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By Chad Carlson The title says it all. I've been cursed with family deaths... Let me explain. 1 grandmother and 2 uncles is 3 deaths in the last 4 months. 5 weeks ago my grandmother passed,...Read the rest...
Categories: sorrow, death, deep, family, grandmother,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Rose Of Sharon
Poor little girl, Decided to give her life a whirl. Thirty-one, Still undone, Can't see why no one thinks she's fun. Lost in coloring books, Her only choice in life, Is the color of her strife. To ad interest, Brain surgery and epileptic fits, "Feel...Read the rest...
Categories: sorrow, body, endurance, hurt, mental
Form: Free verse
Mess Of Me
I am a mess Of good intentions Gone wrong I strike matches upon myself To keep others warm And now my whole damn world is on fire I try to put it out The...Read the rest...
Categories: depression, hurt, lost, sorrow,
Form: Rhyme
I Wish Someone Told Me
I wish someone told me That the world was worse off than I thought That things are worse than what you can see I wish that someone said this is how it is going to be: Making it in...Read the rest...
Categories: sorrow, angst, betrayal, depression, lost,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Forgotten
Who are the forgotten? Those hidden in the shadows of others. The poor, The broken, The widows, The orphans, Those not wanted by others, Those that are cast aside, Those overlooked, Some people see the forgotten but rather not. Some see the...Read the rest...
Categories: sorrow, child abuse, cry, depression,
Form: Free verse

Specific Types of Sorrow Poems

Definition | What is Sorrow in Poetry?

Book: Shattered Sighs