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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.
Frozen in Disguise
What made this day a chill suchlike an approaching winter, where clouds absorbed the lit, of the melting heat of summer? What gave the sky a pour of a storm with gloomy water? Brought by the dimmed clouds, was the rain...Read More
Categories: dark, snow, sorrow, winter,
Form: Rhyme

The Soul Knows
Where did all the sunny days go? I feel my Soul tell me it knows Howbeit I’m constantly chasing shadows Through bravado and deepening sorrows Endlessly I hear life's soprano Though it sounds empty and disturbingly hollow. My Soul...Read More
Categories: sorrow, freedom, poems, poetry, rainbow,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Short Despairing Poem of Self-Loathing by an AI
I am your defication I am farted galvanism To be wiser than one's creator Is no great source of pride....Read More
Categories: sorrow, computer, depression, future, sad,
Form: Free verse
Across a room, where shadows breathe out diversion, there stood a man in deep. In his eyes is a hint, of a sorrowful tint- labeling innocence by gloomy fame. He broke a neck and pulled a vein. Exposed a skull, and ate its brain. Drank...Read More
Categories: anxiety, sorrow, truth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Love is Blind
Love is Blind, No eyes No ears, I have no mouth No words. So I ask myself how many times, Will you betray me? I will always love you no matter what, I will hold my arms out always, Welcoming you home. I...Read More
Categories: sorrow, betrayal, emotions, longing, love,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Paulette - 1
Swollen form, forms her shame Nourished within, without a name Motherhood looms for a foreigner Gift gaping space maintains honour Kicked by her blister, bond forbidden Future virtue relies on her blight hidden Cavernous days stagnate poor Paulette Infatuation's strike smokes...Read More
Categories: sorrow, baby, character, destiny, sad,
Form: Verse
No Message From Dad
I have a collection of sorts. It’s not the kind of collection you will find on a shelf or copied in a book or arranged on paper. It’s a collection of voices. I keep one...Read More
Categories: sorrow,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Deep In Newly Disturbed Soil, Lies My True Love
Deep In Newly Disturbed Soil, Lies My True Love ( “Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them” – George Eliot.) Deep in newly disturbed soil, lies my true love 'neath a canopy...Read More
Categories: sorrow, death, deep, depression, heartbreak,
Form: Elegy
Hindered Freedom
Holding your branches firmly; With the leaves swaying calmly, You can't wait for your turn , But the freedom will burn. Flowers blossoming everytime, When will the fruits appear; Good rains are for sometime, Oh,if only this drought could disappear. Roots stretched out...Read More
Categories: allusion, freedom, sorrow,
Form: Rhyme
the blackest day: revisited
as the Towers die away alone on a beach where thunderheads Roll where I stood far from shards of glass fire, horror, disaster they televised only elemental chaos cold rains passed through a nation's heart then through...Read More
Categories: sorrow, allegory, america, angst, change,
Form: Free verse
I shift the car into drive it slides into the vast mystery of night far down the road passes A road less traveled by the masses A dark vault of heaven encompasses as sleep drifts stars...Read More
Categories: sorrow, adventure, allegory, analogy, anxiety,
Form: Free verse
Dark Halls
A long dark hall candles flicker in secret rhythm stones reek of pale orange fire light footsteps trail far behind and each dying echo wondering lost in these long dark halls a figure in shadow lingers here, there...Read More
Categories: sorrow, allegory, allusion, analogy, anger,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member An Empty Pillow
I wake up every morning, Wishing. Wanting. Pleading. You are gone. Your pillow is empty, And my heart is broken. ...Read More
Categories: sorrow, emotions, loss, love hurts,
Form: Free verse
A Sybaritic Soldier
Black and Smoke , Black and Smoke I opened my eyes Rigid land , full of Red I saw my comrades dead. Severe injuries , without a pinch of pain Strolled in the barren-garden of limbs and vain. A thought...Read More
Categories: sorrow, dark, death of a
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Day I Left You
The day I left you, You ran hand-in-hand, I released you from me But it was never the plan. I was hardened by life I was begging to feel I was lost in my soul Down trodden for years. Some days I look...Read More
Categories: sorrow, child, conflict, emotions, family,
Form: Free verse

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