Send some poetry to a friend - the love thought that counts!
Poems for the People   -  Poems by the People

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 (1-50)

  • 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.

Sad Poems Subcategories Menu

  • 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.
We just couldn't fit them all on one page. The Best is yet to come...

<< Sad Poems >>

Icon Legend

yellow star Top 100 All-Time Favorite Poems!

blue star These poems are very popular ones to send to friends.

red star There are graphical Greeting Cards available for these poems.

pipHome | Top | All Poems | About | FAQ | Your Privacy | Contact Us

All poetry is copyright by the individual authors.
All other material on this web site, unless otherwise noted, is
Copyright 1998-2021 by Ron Carnell and Passions in Poetry.
- netpoets 2.9.1 -