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Sad Poems

Sad Poems. Below are examples of sad poems about life, depression, love, and more. Yes, believe it or not, poetry about sadness can help you lift your spirits when you feel down or are unhappy. It is a natural feeling and one that all people experience but talking about how you feel and writing about sadness can put you on the road to healing. Regardless of the reason, or even if there doesn’t seem to be one, reading and sharing poetry can help you when sadness holds you in its grip. These poetic works will help you to learn how to write poetry about sadness and see how the best poets from all over the world write this form of poetry.

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Read wonderful sad poetry on the following sub-topics: boyfriend, breakup, cry, death, depression, feeling, friends, girlfriend, goodbye, heartbreak, kids, life, rhyme, and more.

List of Sad Poems

Note: The forms for these poems were selected by the poet. Often poems are assigned the wrong form. Please confirm the accuracy of the poetic form before referencing the poem.

PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Premium Member Poem Neglected Nativity Carol Connell Haiku sad, baby, christmas, history, jesus,
Premium Member Poem The Old Park Bench Gregory R Barden Enclosed Rhyme sad, absence, childhood, christmas, father
Christmas Without Laurie Andrew Fairchild Sonnet sad, christmas, grief, loss, love,
Painful Ends Regina Basile Blank verse sad, appreciation, lost love, love,
Premium Member Poem Sad Christmases - Missing Lucy Sandra Haight Quatrain christmas, sad,
THE LAST LETTER TO MY BELOVED Ann Gilmour Rhyme sad, lost love, love hurts,
Premium Member Poem Dark December Nina Parmenter Verse christmas, december, depression, sad,
Family of Fellows Andy Sprouse Free verse sad, death, death of a
Premium Member Poem Suburban Mindmelt stark hunter Free verse sad,
This Dissembling Man matthew harris Bio sad, education, father, jewish, mirror,

I Will Tell You
by Annabelle Jane
I will tell you when they met:
in the burnished flush of autumn,
when each rising of the sun
turned each golden leaf more golden.
With the trees and...

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sad, autumn, lost love, love,

Haimish2
by Jimmi Canada
So fishy to wish upon the forcery star,
-a daze unfar
To be so alarmed

Falling car
No weed

But then we spar

To the denial part

To the serendipity

To the dark...

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Dramatic Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sad, 10th grade, analogy, creation,

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A Sad Christmas
by Frederic Parker
To see the eyes of death and look beyond
And come to know that life and death are one
A darkness that will break life's final bond
Will...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: christmas, sad,

i hate you i miss you
by Stella Healy
it took me six months to understand that the songs you sing me late at night
are not unsent love notes.
not unconfessed lust. 

just cliche and...

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Blank verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sad, dark, first love, heartbroken,

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MY EX FRIENDS LOVERS
by JENNIFER PROXENOS
MY EX FRIENDS LOVERS

A friend of mine was having an affair,
To her husband, speak, I would not dare,
She was a very good friend of mine,
But...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sad,

Abyss
by Ally Maiste
My tires 
Treading
Into the pavement
Rhythmically
Hitting the lines
Of the sidewalk

Darkness 
Surrounds me 
A single path 
Leading nowhere 
Through an abyss 

Color
A foreign word
In this vastness
The opposite
Of...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sad, anger, anxiety, death, deep,

Inside Frown
by Mike Hauser
You might think that I'm happy
All of the time
But inside my smile
Is upside down
Otherwise, you wouldn't 
Want me around
If all you ever saw
Was a continuous...

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Light Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: life, sad,

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Ghosts
by Mark Elam
When I remember troubles now long past
Old feelings of despair creep forth afresh
Like specters full of dread that toward me cast
A pall of pain and...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: courage, pain, sad,

Oh How
by M.L. Goodwin
Oh how we feel the wind blow, 
Oh how we fight the waves of life,
Oh how we feel time bleed life from our dreams,
Oh how...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sad, deep, feelings, life, night,

Untangled
by Maia Mengel
This knot in my chest
won’t untie itself
And I know that 
I’m the only one who can untangle this mess...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sad, anxiety, emotions, how i

untitled
by Maia Mengel
The words are stuck in the middle of my throat and
I hope that you can see in my eyes
All the words that I can’t verbalize...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sad, anxiety, hurt, poems, poetry,

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Empty House
by Bobby May
I come home this night to an empty house
My heart has been drained by you
I can still see you in the bathroom curling your hair
I...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sad,

CHRISTMAS SYMPHONY
by Poet Self
His eyes popped out with excitement, she only asked for a fresh orange juice.
She sat down on an empty table by a window. He kept...

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Haibun | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cancer, death, sad, sad

Chicago
by Andrew Fairchild
Chicago.
Wish you were here.
Walk with me in my heart, My Love...

I was expecting more noise on a Saturday night,
But the wind wasn't even up.
(I was...

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Prose Poetry | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sad, chicago, funny, music, night,

Unseen Regrets
by Steve Crismond
Many sights I will never see,
Many utterances I will never hear,
Many flavors will remain untasted,
Many lovers will never be held dear.
...

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Ballad | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sad love,

Emotional colors
by Chris Green

Emotional colors

I wish I was red
No I wish I were purple
I wish I was green
How I wish it were true

I wish I were pink
No I...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sad,

Bleeding between the lines
by Chris Green

Bleeding between the lines 

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His words,
once a celebration of love,
poetic affection,
written from the deepest
part of his heart
for her,

are now
nothing more than
creased and torn
pages of empty...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: heartbroken, loneliness, sad,

I Miss You Most At Christmas Time
by Annabelle Jane
I miss you most at Christmas time
and it's hard to know why, other than this:
with each December I feel the loss of you so keenly.

December...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sad, christmas, december, deep, lost

A Random Felo De Se
by Yvette Dignos
I'm in a relationship with myself
Walking alone on a ticking clock
Improvising only to disappoint
Existing to be invisible.

People who came and left
Took a piece of me
I...

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Elegy | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sad, death, depression, loneliness, lost

Mom Blues
by Liz Vad
Rattle rattle rattle
As I go through my own battles 
I look at the child in front of me
Playing with his rattle so carelessly
He is smiling...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sad, anger, child, confusion, cry,