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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.

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Premium Member Sonnet 90, Spectral Rising
Sonnet 90, Spectral Rising (Shakespearean) As the last dead leaf falls from a tall tree, spiraling into piles upon the sleigh; the sun drops into the furious sea; time for the winter and darkness to play. In a blasphemous act...Read More
Categories: sorrow, 12th grade, dark, grave,
Form: Sonnet

Premium Member free will
I smiled when the world was ended. I pretended not to care. I thought it only fair you see, to suffer such indignity with some restraint. You may think it easy, but it ain’t. I recall when they...Read More
Categories: sorrow, creation, heaven, hurt, irony,
Form: Rhyme
This scrawny pauper lad was only six But into that hell hole was sent to earn. There brutal colliers were wielding picks. The trade of mining, this lad had to learn. He hated it but he'd to know the...Read More
Categories: abuse, mother, sorrow,
Form: Ottava rima
While mother Earth gently moans
Chopping the trees savagely, Not a bit of repent, On the face of feller... strangely! Pollution.....choking our lives, For industrial growth, What a crazy drive! The barmy use of plastics, Not knowing it's effects, Making our planet sick. Life will start to groan, It's time...Read More
Categories: sorrow, earth, environment, nature, pollution,
Form: Terza Rima
Hate is not love, love is not hate. Sorrow is not happiness. happiness is not sorrow. Emotions are not fake. fake is "I'm fine, I'm okay." Opening up is a blessing, to not is destruction. Emotions are not inhumane, inhumanity is to not...Read More
Categories: sorrow, blessing, deep, emotions, feelings,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member THE COUNTDOWN
his body shutting down the sequence activated his vitality a distant memory the notion of time imploding nothing existing outside this suspended realm of surreal animation in and out his breath the metronome in awkward rhythm counting moments left wondering if he has one last I love you left...Read More
Categories: death, farewell, sorrow, surreal,
Form: Free verse
Tansy Roekaerts 12:35 AM (12 hours ago) Mirage With eyes as parched as the desert I travel, I thirst for my loss, yet do not unravel. The sun it scorches with merciless rays, Though heart not skin it...Read More
Categories: sorrow, absence, analogy, children, depression,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member For The Chosen
The sun rose in my sky with spectrum of promise, as on the serene sea I sailed my boat ...Read More
Categories: sorrow, analogy, god, journey, pain,
Form: Verse
Ghastly Ghost
From the house of the dead it came with long spindly toes and crooked nose. It stood on its hind legs to a height of eight feet on knobby knees against the breeze. “Why are you here? What’s the reason?” Such...Read More
Categories: dark, death, scary, sorrow,
Form: Narrative
I want too desperate I lost the ability my river has dried I am only clay ...Read More
Categories: humanity, pain, sorrow,
Form: Free verse
A Night of Tears
The night of sorrow overtook my life. My heart was so heavy that I couldn't breathe. So much was the pain that I couldn't bear. Broken, broken was my impression. The time of the unexpected came. Grief and pain offer Many...Read More
Categories: sorrow,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Human Toll
Why would a great, strong nation, symbolized by the dignified and regal Bald eagle, send its sons and daughters of the oath into the lion's mouth ~ some fallen in a courageous soldier youth's death, returning home beneath the American...Read More
Categories: sorrow, america, death, military, sick,
Form: Free verse
Wasted Away
Days turned into years Gone are the buds once vibrant Life can’t be reversed...Read More
Categories: sorrow, absence, bereavement, destiny, farewell,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member It was a good morning until
Sound sleep, cozy bed, slow stretch, feeling great Perfect weather, gentle breeze, soft sunlight Table laid, with tasty food on my plate The morning so far, infusing delight At the traffic light, knock on my window A passerby gestured to...Read More
Categories: betrayal, sorrow,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Tantamount
To you I'm a number A census head count A baseline, statistic Not special Tantamount A blip on a radar A bump in the road I'm just human traffic A bipedal drone I'm only a age range A line on...Read More
Categories: sorrow, angst, desire, hurt, jealousy,
Form: Rhyme

Specific Types of Sorrow Poems

Definition | What is Sorrow in Poetry?