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Sad Poems

Sad Poems

If Love is a Universal emotion, then the pain it often causes (some might say inevitably causes) is equally Universal. Yet, that only begs the more important question: Why do sad poems and stories of emotional pain bring each of us a strange kind of pleasure?

I'm sure the psychologists have an answer to that question. And I'm just as sure it's a different answer than a poet would give.

Maybe, in the end, the answer really isn't so complex. A burden born by one can often grow too heavy to bear. Maybe, in the end, each of us knows that sharing our pain is the only way we can live with the pain. And that's really what each of these poignantly sad poems are about - sharing.

Sad Poems (1-25)

  • by Michael Anderson
    How can you live when the best part of you dies?
  • by Justbleu
    Sometimes, our feelings can almost seem to take on a life of their own.
  • by Kit McCallum
    This is a comforting poem, for those who are struggling with the impending loss of a pet. How do you know when it is time to take that final, long, sorrowful journey to the veterinarians?
  • by Christelle Duvenage
    Feelings of being trapped, scared and all alone are difficult to understand, let alone try to share.
  • by jenawin
    Love is a precious thing. And so, too, are the memories of love.
  • by Marilyn
    There are times in our lives when we feel helpless and caged in a hell-like place of our own creation.
  • by Wikket
    Sometimes love doesn't die so much as it just fades into nothingness.
  • by Marilyn
    There are times when we feel isolated and alone; we can appreciate the beauty around us but can not feel it in our hearts.
  • by suthern
    Life is an accumulation of joys and pains, the one making us richer, the other sometimes becoming obstacles too high to climb.
  • by Stefani Baucom
    The way we feel is often a reflection of the way those around us feel.
  • by Kathleen Sheppard
    If an angel can feel joy, as most believe, must they not also be capable of sorrow?
  • by Jppoet
    We all suffer our share of pain. Some, though, don't know how to rid themselves of the pain. And some just need help.

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Sad Poems continued

  • by Kimberly
    We learn to read and write in school. But where can we learn to Love?
  • by Thomas
    This beautiful poem will touch your heart, and perhaps teach you of both pain and hope.
  • by Jade X. Phatonis
    There is, perhaps, no greater loss than the loss of hope.
  • by Christinia
    If life is a journey, from birth to death, how much of that path must be walked alone?
  • by Helea
    The future isn't always something to anticipate.
  • by Jeff
    What we learn from those closest to us isn't always what we wanted to learn.
  • by Shamaya
    There is a yin and a yang in Love. And, too, in failed love.
  • by David
    All senses can be triggered by a stray memory. Even love.
  • by Jenni
    Maybe the worst love is the one that never starts and yet knows no end.
  • by Sass
    Love, alone, may not be enough
  • by Kaunie Hagensen
    Alone. Is there a more terrible word in the English language?
  • by Dawn D.
    A relationship bring expectations. When those aren't met in our minds, our minds can turn them into dreams.
  • by Heidy Schmidt
    Swimming in a sea of other people, we can be buoyed by the experience. Or we can drown.
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