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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.
Adorn her grace
Adorn her grace By Michelle Morris 10/09/2022 Pull the curtains down Close the stage The play is done The throne is changed Another monarch Leaves in peace New heir today A house of sadness People come And people leave Life goes on Despite our pleadings Sadness and hope Intermingled Flags...Read More
Categories: sorrow, death, dedication, england, loss,
Form: Rhyme

This is it
This is it. This is how they do it. This is it. This is what they’ve done. Breaking our National spirit, breaking our loved ones. This is it. Tearing away our very fabric. This it it. Breaking our institutions...Read More
Categories: sorrow, abuse, betrayal, corruption, cry,
Form: Free verse
Through the Glass
Lockdown Visions Separated, taken away, through the window, I catch your searching eyes, I try to wave, Raindrops slide down the glass, and become our tears. How can such a short distance Place us so far apart, We want to be there with you, To...Read More
Categories: sorrow, absence, appreciation, best friend,
Form: Free verse
The pain changed me
The stars stopped shining and twinkling the shiny surfaces turned dull the light turned into darkness my life turned into darkness When I walk in the road I see accidents when I get to school I get hopeless when I look...Read More
Categories: sorrow, childhood, cry, depression, pain,
Form: Free verse
(To Armstrong) Remember those days when mists of uncertainty Shrouded our timid hearts. We never left the hearthstead, The fire of which burned from our silent prayers And our hopes blossomed into a fortress That brimmed with ripples of success. Remember the...Read More
Categories: sorrow, cheer up, confidence, cry,
Form: Free verse

"Show me a sign and I'll understand" Words I tell God as I face up Hoping that this time I'll get a reply For at this point I'm waiting for anything Ever since I can remember, The world...Read More
Categories: community, motivation, pain, sorrow,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Bitter End
Breath of life in a forlorn one, uplifted face to brace the wind, called His name with prayer to send. Forgive me! I have come undone. I lost my way, now moribund, and all I’d hoped was to ascend. *Other -...Read More
Categories: sorrow, death, emotions, hope, judgement,
Form: Other
UNLOVED AND UNWANTED An embryo is being formed, in silence taking place. *And then is heard, the word “Abort”, what heard … was no mistake. What child wants to be dismembered, in the garbage be thrown? Sadly unloved and unwanted, by God only...Read More
Categories: child abuse, death, sorrow,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Burdened Mind
Taste not the souring within thy heart Let your blood flow with sweet memories If this taste becomes sour sweeten it with love Love will concur all that will agree with the soul For hate only blinds and captures...Read More
Categories: sorrow, suicide,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Filling Your Cup With Joy
Cast not your tears below thy eyes Let them drip within my soul For let these drops reach into my heart I will comfort thee and hold you Sorrow does not become you With your face of glittering gold For shame...Read More
Categories: sorrow,
Form: Rhyme
I operate in abundance of extremes, Flirtish to skittish; kind-hearted to mean I am a tolerant bigot or a emotional stoic Yet everyone around me don’t even know it The tug-o-war of conflicting interests Both teams in an endless...Read More
Categories: feelings, identity, sad, sorrow,
Form: Free verse
Mirrors They are clean reflections of us Showing the outer figure of us Telling truths all the times to us Speaking rights in front of us Telling lies is not it's habit like us How truthful they are...Read More
Categories: sorrow, anxiety, betrayal, dark, emotions,
Form: Free verse
One Lasting Night
Bid me one lasting night as I clasp my empty hands and ponder why love is so ephemeral I pray for your still-beating heart and the anguished torment that lies within it the shadows are my constant companion forever in your...Read More
Categories: sorrow, absence, break up, dark,
Form: Free verse
8AM Thoughts
Written January 25, 2015 The girl is broken She wanted to be saved And there's him; Well mannered A kind man He was like an angel Well dressed A good man He was like a prince Well educated A lover He was like a poet The girl is...Read More
Categories: sorrow, deep, emotions, for him,
Form: Free verse
With the fragments of my abandon she glued them in a cup ...Read More
Categories: sorrow, allegory, allusion, extended metaphor,
Form: Light Verse

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