Get Your Premium Membership

Sympathy Poems | Examples of Sympathy Poetry

Sympathy Poems - Examples of all types of sympathy 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 sympathy.
First Christmas
Baking cookies, decorating the tree, wrapping up the gifts. Staying busy to keep mind off the fact there's one less gift this year. Being the first Christmas without you. Your presence is all I wish for this Christmas. What hurts...Read the rest...
Categories: poetry, sympathy,
Form: Free verse

Child's Perspective
Imagine feeling helpless, defenseless and alone. Imagine behind each dark door new terrors of the unknown. Imagine looking forward to the years ahead With secret, silent brooding, and paralyzing dread. Now, interject a smile, and a...Read the rest...
Categories: sympathy, child abuse, confidence, encouraging,
Form: Free verse
The Leper
I ring my bell So you can run and flee, And I bear my cloak To keep you safe from my disease. Never once have I felt a gentle touch Or heard kind words from a stranger For fear overrides all...Read the rest...
Categories: sympathy, anger, irony, loneliness, prejudice,
Form: Free verse
Where The Church Bells Do Not Ring
A fox cub ventures out of his den For the first time on a pretty Sunday morning. He should not have left. On these days, when church bells ring out, All is silent in the forest— There is always peace. The...Read the rest...
Categories: sympathy, death, innocence, sad, soldier,
Form: Free verse
Just because we were commanded to take dominion over the earth , doesn't mean we have to do so in a way that makes it hurt , just because we...Read the rest...
Categories: god, gospel, sympathy,
Form: Free verse

FAMILY TRAGEDY Another tragedy started A lot of our family members have departed Next day for some of us life will remain the same And some of us will show little pain While some of our family members their lives...Read the rest...
Categories: sympathy, anger, death, family, feelings,
Form: Rhyme
Rafah in flames
My flaming tears cannot douse the tents aflame. My burning eyes can never unsee the corpse of a headless baby. My beating heart yearns to give life to those stilled. And still the killing continues unabated… My soul shudders in grief at...Read the rest...
Categories: care, conflict, sympathy,
Form: Free verse
How to give, little in hand
He stands alone with vacant stare, Know him not, just know his despair. Reach out to him, concern-mixed care, Give your hand shorn of all false air. He knows you not, knows your care's fair, Knows your kind hand on...Read the rest...
Categories: giving, sympathy,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Cherry Mirth
Written: June 02, 2024 For Tania Kitchin Contest ...Read the rest...
Categories: analogy, sympathy,
Form: Etheree
Premium Member Pure, but Poor
Ah, she’s pure -- but poor Oy, she’s poor -- but pure What difference does it really make If pure you like, then poor...Read the rest...
Categories: appreciation, girlfriend, poverty, sympathy,
Form: Couplet
Pillar of Salt and Wisdom
As Lot and his wife Left the city of Sodom Where gnosis flourished His wife heard Yaldabaoth’s wrath As the two lands burned Hearing the children crying Her heart made blood tears It ripped from top to bottom Hearing the calm call Of gnosis...Read the rest...
Categories: inspirational, memorial, religious, sympathy,
Form: Choka
Premium Member :0: No Rainbows :0: Yes Angels :0:
~*~*~*~0~*~*~*~ ~*~*~*~0~*~*~*~ ~*~*~*~0~*~*~*~ ( ) ( ) ...Read the rest...
Categories: sympathy, change, community, emotions, humanity,
Form: Ottava rima
Premium Member Summer Loss
Eyes gaze over lines, heart buckles under the pressure. A lonely ride, it's been pronounced, I've lost everything. Tiny violins between their ears, large trumpets in mine. A wake-up call? Which part of me has gone, for I no longer recognize. Change of...Read the rest...
Categories: sympathy, beauty, blue, deep, dream,
Form: Free verse
Can I
Can I help at all Careless tones plague my wording I'm still learning how...Read the rest...
Categories: sympathy, care, conflict, friend, growth,
Form: Haiku
One Foot Difference
Emotion is high The intelligence is low Differs one foot shy....Read the rest...
Categories: sympathy, emotions, mental health, perspective,
Form: Haiku

Specific Types of Sympathy Poems

Definition | What is Sympathy in Poetry?

Book: Shattered Sighs