sad poetry

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

Leandra Trujillo12 hours ago
Where'd You Go?
Why do I feel so fucking sick, why do I hate myself so much. I miss myself before the pain, I use to dance in the rain but now I'm drowning in it. I feel defeated, mislead. I want to cut til I'm dead....
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Destiny Smith13 hours ago
How Terrible
My wife is having nightmares again, Curled up tightly at my side, as each passing car highlights another ghost She tells me about them when I wake. She says, A living city was buried, Under great ash ...
S.H Butler13 hours ago
I Need a Girlfriend
“I need a girlfriend.” A frown tugs on my lips as my eyes can over the text. I don’t know what to do next. I wish I could be the one to make you smile, Even if it was just for a while. I was stupid to...
Meg El13 hours ago
Not Mary
He was never certain why Mary always walked the way she did Or how her hips swayed side to side so abruptly And how her perfume always lingered on his tongue It was awful He would just imagine begging...
Paige Witherspoon15 hours ago
Sleep Evades Me
The world calms and darkens. The hum of the long day slowly quiets as the world sleeps. I lay here listening to the silence. Coaxing my mind to sleep. As much as I crave it, want it, need it... It sti...
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Aylin de la cruz16 hours ago
Deep Messages
"You're starting to like pain." -Physical pain. "Just don’t get addicted. Don’t hurt yourself either." -Okay "Because pain is still pain.And at the end there is a certain amount we can’t take." -How m...
Sophia Shepherd16 hours ago
Grey
My world is filled with grey. The air is thick and damp, very somber. These shadows lurk within, Following me down the streets Through the leaves Under the water To the ashes. I drop my fork Hoping to...
felicity -16 hours ago
'Till Death Do Us Apart
Until the end of the line, Until our time has come. Neither of them had ever form those words on their lips. Never did it ever occur to them to say it aloud. For they had always loved each other from ...
Alec Robertsa day ago
Noun
She understood the word, The concept, The idea of addiction, But had never truly seen it. At least not with her own eyes. But had never really felt it. Not with her own fragile fingers. But had never ...
Beautiful Disaster
I have problems sleeping at night, I'm here listening to the fight, Inside my head. One wants love, One wants death, It's leaving me out of breath. I'm hurting and don't know how to figure this out, I...
Constance Ruiz2 days ago
Insomniac
Restless sleep Leaving me zombified through my day Restless mind Leading me to insomnia through my night. Restless life The scar I live. Hell took me just to spit me out Hell raised me to torment my s...
A. R. Ambrosi2 days ago
White Diamonds
How I used to want to be like you I thought you owned the world I dyed my hair to look like you I hoped to be so powerful You always smelled of enterprise Palmolive soap And leather On special occasio...
Annie LeMay2 days ago
Remember Good Things Can Come from Bad Things
Words like knives cut my undeserving skin, I didn't ask for this My eyes scan the floor for an escape and your hands leave bruises like universes A vast empty void vessel Theres no collapse of my ches...
Annie LeMay2 days ago
A Slow Death
I'd like a do-over. I'd like to go back to the first day I thought down upon myself, or the first day I let the bully become myself rather than a passing upperclassmen in the hall. I'd like to change ...
Change Me
To the point where I close my eyes, Seeing darkness and being afraid. Afraid to see what I fear, To see I am still the person I disliked. The person who did not do much, Who had no goals. Thinking on ...
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Shaelyn Terry3 days ago
Three Selfish Wishes
three selfish wishes three selfish wishes is all i need first, i wish to see what others see everyone says i look beautiful pretty adorable i remember when i replied back to my great aunt a "no", she ...
Fred Hermes3 days ago
The Dumb Thinker...
from time to time i stand alone and think to the clicks and cracks of the burning wood it brings me joy that sound they make of burning oak and future mistakes those poor pines that once stood tall li...
Noah Renee3 days ago
Sad to Content
Empty inside, Not sure what's happening, I miss it - am I crazy, Twisted maybe, Not even sure on that. New feelings I can't name, Old feelings gone, I knew those, Where'd they go, Can I have them back...