sad poetry

The cathartic nature of poetry makes it one of the best outlets to channel feelings of sadness, emotional turmoil, grief and despair.

Olawale Lawal11 hours ago
Hummingbird
This here is not for beauty This here is not for perfection Hummingbird, don't sing Your melodies are unwelcome in The midst of this raucous cacophony Hummingbird, don't sing Ugliness is our preferred...
Carson David15 hours ago
The Killing of Freddie Powell
I promise this isn't nonsense, not even a bluff, But taking your life surely isn't a task too tough. For I've finally decided that I've had enough, Because you're a useless cigar who hasn't one more p...
Lifestyle Diva15 hours ago
Emotional Instability
Emotional rollercoaster of now high, Then a sudden low, Anything can tick you off, Like the deep blue sea, Giving waves of high time and low tides, Back and fro it goes, wave in and wave out, Takes in...
Kaya Terlaak18 hours ago
The Price
The Price is clear and cheap And yet I hesitate to pay. The product is one I’ve needed for a long time, But I can’t help to think Is it worth it? It’s only one night, but that night at least let’s me ...
Valerie Middleton20 hours ago
My Open Window
I wake up to birds chirping from my open window... My eyes lock onto a brick wall next door that is a part of a building that is foreign to me...... I stretch and yawn, then I listen intently to the b...
A Drop
There’s a storm of people A river of souls An ocean of thoughts And I’m just a drop No one sees me I’m not important I’m just a piece of the puzzle Not the picture No one sees my picture No one cares ...
Chanelle Dunson2 days ago
Motion Picture
In I walk VIP to the screening The room dims The genre is debatable Images flicker by Telling the story that is my life Wouldn't believe it had it not been for the fact that I'm in it The feelings tha...
Ecarg Nosive3 days ago
Shadows Never Fair
It’s not fair that my mental illness can’t handle it It’s not fair that I only feel anything when I’m scandalous It’s not fair that people only listen when it comes to death It’s not fair that I have ...
Morgan H4 days ago
That Stung...
That stung. That moment. The first time in five months I had checked up on your social media. I don't know what I was expecting. But it wasn't this. I wasn't expecting to have that heart sinking, stom...
Shawna Wood4 days ago
Reflection
Who is the girl in the mirror? I'm not sure I even know. I don't recognize her anymore. She isn't the same as she used to be. Her smile is gone. Her eyes are empty. All of the strength she once had. W...
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Juan Ramirez5 days ago
Selfish
"If your life continues this path you won't make it to 35." A tsunami of stress crashed over my life leaving the faintest whisper booming loud and these tears came steadily, like a faucet, slowly drip...
Bethany C5 days ago
The Dark Room
I sit alone in a dark room Empty except for the candles Faintly illuminating the space with their candlelight. The room used to be much brighter But as I pushed everyone away One by one The candles be...
Ava McCoy6 days ago
My Twin
Born together - nine minutes apart. So close in womb They heard but one heart. We roamed the woods as warriors by day. We checked for monsters Together at night. But we were harmed, Tortured and maime...
Amargeaux Rai6 days ago
You'd Think I'd Be an Expert by Now...
The feel of your touch that I've never felt I've felt a millions times In a thousand lives Followed by a billion kisses and millions of strokes of your hair. I've told you "I love you" A billion diffe...
Kylee Orozco6 days ago
Too Young to be Old
Precocious Is not just a word. It's sort of a sardonic smile, because the world you now know is sadly not what you approve of. So you go to the guy on that street corner wearing a shirt that says life...
'Goodbye Forever'
Let’s give thanks to the memories that will never be forgotten. Those days of excitement and those nights of exploration. What do I see when I close my eyes? A voyage of self-discovery; a journey of e...
Paige Makepeace7 days ago
Pain
Physical, Emotional, Mental, We all experience pain. Pain which crashes into us like waves. Pain which burns us. Pain which haunts us. Pain which lasts Longer than any of us want it to. Eventually the...
Jeffrey Joseph7 days ago
My Confession
I thought I was a giver, not a taker I thought I was happy, not sad I thought I was kind, not mean I thought I was good, not bad I thought I was light, not darkness I thought I was something, not noth...