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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 (1-75)

  • 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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  • 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.
  • by Sweett
    Physically, tears cleanse the eyes. But they can also cleanse much more…
  • by Larisa
    A cry for help shouldn't mean telling them what they did wrong.
  • by Noel Ang
    No love is ever easy. Some are seemingly impossible.
  • by Misty Rayne
    Watching a loved family member destroy their life leaves a sense of helplessness.
  • by Kathy Michael
    The human mind is a fragile thing.
  • by Pall
    Sometimes being in love can be harder on your heart and soul than being alone.
  • by Stanley Naber
    Would you like to live in a perfect world? It's easy enough - just make one up…
  • by Ash Daniels
    There are very few cures for loneliness. This just might be one of them.
  • by Angela Craig
    When separated from the one you love, days can seemingly stretch to years.
  • by Ruwaida Van Doorsen
    When our life changes unexpectedly, the result is confusion and fear.
  • by Ruwaida Van Doorsen
    Peace of mind can be as elusive as a leaf in the wind.
  • by Liza Marie
    Love is perhaps the only pain humans don't always try to avoid.
  • by Hope
    Even for poets, some words will never come easily.
  • by Dee
    Is happiness a journey or a destination? Just one question among many…
  • by Heather Loughton
    Not all tears are visible, but that makes them no less real.
  • by Kelly Hawke
    Sometimes all we can do is remember. And question…
  • by Rosebud
    Spring's showers don't always fall only from the sky.
  • by Brier
    Even when love is lost and life goes on, we never can quite forget.
  • by Poet deVine
    To some, reporting news at Columbine, Colorado was just a job. To others, it was an agony.
  • by Jerikoh
    Memories can carry joy on the wind. And great sorrow…
  • by Jayzee
    How do we overcome the desperation of losing love?
  • by Amanda Rae M.
    Fear is a very difficult thing to overcome. When you're afraid of someone else, it certainly hurts. You just don't know what to do or what to say.
  • by Jayzee
    An innocence is inevitably lost when your very first love moves on.
  • by Angela Krawec
    Knowing that love is eternal, whether together or apart, helps us to be aware that we should never have to stop loving those who are dear to us.
  • by Michael Beals
    Emotional pain - heartbreak - can be the greatest pain of all.
  • by Jodie Scheitel
    Watching someone who once loved you - moving on with their own life - is a very difficult experience to endure.
  • by Jessica Camp
    If only we could always have the wisdom we acquire from experience. This poet would certainly have benefited...
  • by Holly
    This poem metaphorically likens not uncommon emotions to the patches of a quilt.
  • by Susan
    Someone who has been badly hurt in love, is likely to hide their emotions and make it difficult for anyone to get close again.
  • by Sweet Madness
    Do we always recognize a "soul mate" when we encounter them? This wonderful poet delves into this age old question.
  • by John Laset
    Being in love often finds us in a situation where we live our lives as much for our loved one as for ourselves.
  • by Embrya
    This poem is a wonderful metaphor, comparing life to the beauty of a rose.
  • by Karleen
    When love is lost, memories can be comforting... or become something else entirely.
  • by Tess Templer
    To be less than honest with another is to drive a permanent wedge between, especially when it's dishonesty with a lover.
  • by John Laset
    When you lose someone you love, you invariably lose an important part of yourself.
  • by Annie
    New love - It can be both the most wonderful and the most frightful experience we can have...
  • by Terry Bernard
    There are times when the night brings a darkness not of vision, but a darkness of the heart. And those nights, when they come, seem to last forever.
  • by Judy Burnette
    Does the decision to end a romance come from the heart? Or from the mind?
  • by Margaret
    You can deceive others, you can even deceive yourself, but you can never fool Reality.
  • by Kiv
    Asking questions can sometimes be more important than finding answers.
  • by Ladycat
    Computers may be getting smarter and smarter; but they haven't figured out how to hug us yet…
  • by Liz
    We can look to each other for support in life, but in the end - we must help ourselves...
  • by Lisa Teller
    This poet hopes that in reading this poem you will send it to someone you know, and hopefully save a life.
  • by Poetic
    As we grow older, perhaps wiser, we gain much in the way of growth. But, too, there is something always lost.
  • by Roche
    Sometimes you have to take risks; and when you fail, all you can do is try to heal.
  • by Liza Marie
    How we react to pain can lead us in some unexpected - and ultimately unhealthy - directions.
  • by Llano
    Each of us has our own obstacles to overcome in life. There may just be as many ways to interpret this poem as there are readers...
  • by Debbie Dixon
    When we make mistakes, in love or life, we pay a price in the denomination called pain. This poem explores that price, in a haunting and beautiful way.
  • by Leigh Anne Dawson
    There is a quiet strength in this poem, though shadowed by the pain.
  • by Nicole Sotelo
    Is life like a happy party? And if so, what happens when everyone goes home?
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