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Suffering Poems

Suffering Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of suffering poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for suffering.

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O Foolish Heart
O foolish heart
why run ye madly
unto the breach of despair
longing and yearning
after that which brings
such torment and suffering
what madness compels ye
to seek out that which ends
in utter hopelessness

O foolish heart
it is only to well that I know thee
and sharing thy...Read More
Categories: suffering, emotions, heart, love hurts, sad love, sorrow,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member BROKEN HEART
B being in pain, the kind that never ends.
R remembering every moment of every good day.
O only you are suffering the effects of goodbye.
K kindness is no longer part of your vocabulary.
E everyday feels like an eternity, over and over...Read More
Categories: suffering, break up, heartbreak, lost love, pain,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member I RUNAWAY-
My external misgivings Runaway
Found in Shack on in my feelings run away
Caressed encouraged Runaway
Ben heaven-bound run away

And in my forgiving I ran a stray
Ain't Misbehavin so I ran away
Running from the truths
Been burden and misused

Abased on the braised that my...Read More
Categories: suffering, absence, analogy, anxiety, farewell,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member MOOD SWINGS

Sad sad state
This forlorn fate
Here at the gate
Time lingers late

Mad mad feel
This dying spill
Here beyond will
Space denies thrill

Late late fling
This deadly thing
Here suffering 
Broods bad mood swing

Leon Enriquez
01 April 2020

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Categories: suffering, change,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Soothing Dream, Bathe Me In Her Light
Soothing Dream, Bathe Me In Her Light
Of lonely night and vivid dread
sad supper and large empty bed
denying wind, sets soul to stir
romantic memories of her
she, tender angel through and through
only true love I ever knew!
Soothing dream, bathe me...Read More
Categories: suffering, appreciation, art, creation, inspirational, remember, romance, writing,
Form: Rhyme

How many minions, I wonder, are out there?
I read the signs and their narcissistic prayer.
Some feel righteous and hallowed indeed.
Preaching their hapless sanctimonious creed.

Ecstatic euphoria, stripped from backs of others.
Would you act this way in front of your mothers?
Shame on...Read More
Categories: suffering, anti bullying,
Form: Rhyme
You were exceptional 
among the ancient Indian emperors
with vast learning,
yet your silhouette stands
under the signboard, 	
engraved with ‘Intelligent Fool’, 
in the recess of history. 

It was tenable 
to transfer the capital
to the thorax of your empire. 
But why’d you drag...Read More
Categories: suffering, inspirational,
Form: Free verse
Quarantined, My Story
'Quality is Job One' is a great marketing tool for the Ford Motor company.

Until a cure is found, quality of life becomes secondary to survival itself.

After survival is achieved, life, as usual, becomes a matter of discussion.

Rationale and certain constitutional...Read More
Categories: suffering, god, moving on, prayer, world,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member HAIKU POISE 1

Discern choice anew
Curb contagious flair;
Bear home isolation


Deadly disease strain
Global pandemic;
Lockdowns, lockout


Chaotic uncertainty
Disruptions everywhere;
Normalcy devastated


Fear strangles
Panic erupts;
Empty shop shelves


Coronavirus outbreak
Pneumonia strangles;
A deadly frontier


Social distancing
Sea of surgical masks;
Fear hounds panic


Bad news anchors
Tragedy gains currency;
Death and suffering


Dire consequences
Desperate circumstances;
Coronavirus apathy!


Be humble yet
Pray for...Read More
Categories: suffering, fear,
Form: Haiku
Dithering with hesitation on brink of abysmal precipice
Infinite pitch black void zooms,
I vacillate to pitch headlong (head over heels)
where freedom looms
large (think) cosmic size grand canyon grooms
espouses, and cloisters unbridled wedded bliss
structured sound of silence booms.

Dawdling against inevitable fate
temporarily holds in check (mate)
eternal salvation woebegone
grievance to ameliorate
repurposed...Read More
Categories: suffering, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, angst,
Form: Dramatic Verse

I don't know what you came to do
I don't know what you came to do 
But I came to praise the Lord
To proclaim His anointing spirit
And with Him to get on board
Jesus came to preach the Gospel
To spread the holy word of God
To let the people know...Read More
Categories: suffering, faith, gospel, spiritual, wisdom,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member Bio Modified: Romantic Realist -edited
teacher, writer, fitness enthusiast and self-proclaimed movie critic
who loves family, friends, and food,
I play with words, explore interesting/controversial topics and celebrate life;
feel grounded in my Earth sign, zealous in my goals, and happy in my solitude;
fear having unresolved issues, becoming...Read More
Categories: suffering, character,
Form: Bio
Premium Member The Day My Life Went Crazy with Lowdown, Earthly Blues
The Day My Life Went Crazy with Lowdown Earthly Blues

The day my life went crazy - traffic such a mess;
Puppy ate my brand new shoes - cleaners lost my favorite vest;
My report so late – about three weeks - Boy,...Read More
Categories: suffering, faith, inspirational, song,
Form: Lyric
Little did she know
It was unusually dark and calm,
She could feel the chillness of the breeze,
But her heart knew that this wind might unfold to her something which would not be as sweet as she thinks;

Little did she know that someone was dying...Read More
Categories: suffering, abuse, dark, depression, heartbroken,
Form: Blank verse
Woken up from sweet daze
Opening his eyes
To the woman
He is in love with

In his embrace 
She is in peace
Beauty he ever have

Soft light 
Into the room
Definte their own forms
Another level of intimacy 

Her lashes lift up
Looking at him
Blushing in silence

Gazes...Read More
Categories: suffering, appreciation, beautiful, emotions, fantasy, feelings, heaven, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I Never Noticed Februrary
January is a blur
A suffering month.
A lengthy ugly hospital-visit-filled month.
It dragged for the first few weeks.

Then my mother passed, 
I lost awareness on January 28th.
I never woke up at all in February.
Who was at my job?  I do not...Read More
Categories: suffering, death, emotions, feelings, life,
Form: Free verse
In a world full of greed, pursuit of power,
divisiveness, ruthlessness, racism rife,
fake promises, fake news, lies and deceit.
Money matters more than mankind.
I need to escape.
Rainforests ravaged, raped and ruined,
animals treated with cruel contempt,
nature’s systems, beautifully balanced,
trampled and bled without any...Read More
Categories: suffering, corruption, nature,
Form: Free verse
Pigeon Told
A bird’s eye view 
conversation overheard in a park 
somewhere near you

Hey, Ori ... what’s up?

Nothing much, Marque.
Just flying low, bro.

Big Ollie, the Ruby Cleaners rooftop dove,
shared some bad popcorn news.

Oh, yeah. What’s the latest bird flu blues.

He said that...Read More
Categories: suffering, allegory, funny, humor, perspective,
Form: Light Verse
I shall hold your hand
Love, I shall hold your hand - but not yet
An invisible enemy is posing our lives a threat 
Filled with care and fear, I dare not touch
Anyone of us suffering, I cannot watch. 

Let’s enjoy the romance like we once...Read More
Categories: suffering, cute love, desire, feelings, humanity, introspection, writing,
Form: Lyric
The System

The wheels of power are turning ‘as the slaves are working hard,
The system producing badness as peoples minds are Scarred .

Who can stop the carnage that rules our daily lives ,
Every thought of self respect , 
cut short with a...Read More
Categories: suffering, allegory, allusion, angel,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Corona The Mad Scamper
It is a mad scamper for food and grains,
These are often people with less brains,
Fill up their trolleys with things they don’t need,
store up their kitchens for generations to feed!

What is it now about this greed for toilet rolls?
Buying hundred...Read More
Categories: suffering, 10th grade, 4th grade, age,
Form: Rhyme
The Lady Down the Lane
The Lady Down the Lane
There once was a man, who lived down the street,
He was a very busy man, he was always messing,
He was very happy, he would come and visit us down the street,
He was always willing to help...Read More
Categories: suffering, 10th grade, death of a friend,
Form: I do not know?
Angst of a broken heart
I love you more than you notice
I know you love me too
I wish love was the strongest
I wish it could be true

But our love just wasn’t strong enough
stronger than our creeds
strong enough to have blossomed
more than it now bleeds

Gripping my...Read More
Categories: suffering, heartbroken, sad love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member To sin be quite shut up and listen
Unpopular is the truth to speak
it ain't vogue to be correct in manners
when tantrums have only one side in an invalid opinion
Let us cross the iced wasteland suffering fools
where frozen subjects refuse to obey natural law
certain agendas have a one...Read More
Categories: suffering, culture, emotions, feelings, heart, humanity, love, truth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Like A New Day
Like a New Day

Every day is, the same...
and not. 
I long to go to work. 
I have lost my mind?
What a crazy statement.

I used to hate my job. 
I used to long to be home. 
I am there now. 
I...Read More
Categories: suffering, abortion, absence, abuse, addiction, allah, america, angel,
Form: Narrative