sad poetry

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

Robert Crisp16 hours ago
I Might Miss You
Some tomb-dark night, when the stars seem perilously close and the moon hangs like blame, I might miss you. But then, I’ve roamed the gaps in the constellations and found the cold delightful. I’ve set...
Lana Broussard19 hours ago
Winter Path
Always something amiss blue frost sweeping the edge of a hard north wind An open wound Festers in the flutter of consciousness a patient soul smothered in dark ashes Slumbering in discontent sleep On ...
Lana Broussard21 hours ago
At the Market
Shopping with my mother I'm fifty going on nine in the produce section the green disarray of lettuces flamboyant peppers add some flair as if Matisse had been let loose there. Above our heads the indu...
Ecarg Nosive2 days ago
Sympathy Is for the Weak
Why are you so sad all the time? Why can’t you get those same things off your mind? By now you should have been fine The clock is ticking and all you’ve been doing is lying in your bed, lying to your ...
Danna Shanklin2 days ago
Stains of the Day
The stains of the day, oh how they cling. Seeking to control and direct me on paths that I may not want to take. Pulling and pushing, digging deeply into my conscious to sway my thoughts. Stealing fro...
Jonathan Doyel3 days ago
Silence
Silence stopped a beating heart today. The gold is mine and the flesh is yours. But the gilded pay a heavy price: the guilt of loss, of wasted hours. If I had cared; If I had shared. If I had examined...
Anarchy Knight3 days ago
Glass Child
I’ll promise you hope and I’ll promise you an ache But I just can't promise that I won't just break I just don't know how to cope. I'm not broken Just a little bit cracked It's loudly unspoken It's pl...
Anarchy Knight3 days ago
Borrowed
Some things are stolen It doesn't have to be golden Just a few words spoken An all seeing omen. They stole my tomorrows I steal no borrow A worn down shadow I still wear the afterglow I just want a li...
Pelagia Pais4 days ago
I Have Been Quiet
I have been quiet. I have felt that I have been sharing too much of feeling low. I have felt that I have been writing too much on not being happy. I have felt the pressure within myself to feel more u...
Lana Broussard4 days ago
Honeymoon to Burnished Island
The cove beckons me to the sea it is really further than it appears We jinxed this thing there is truly no honeymoon just a wasted woman squeezing lemons in a timeshare skirting the coast the tourists...
Four Brown Walls
my four brown baries hold her secrets together. she hasn't stepped in here since the last week in July. she's afraid of her own room. I remember seeing everything: the way his hands traveled over her ...
Last Night
Last night Last night I was willing To be with you Last night I was going To love you Last night I was going To be the one I was going to be naked Before your eyes Pouring my true self in you But last...
I'm Angry
I'm angry because of my faults. I'm angry because of my decisions. I'm angry at real things that turned out to be illusions. I'm angry I can't change the pain in my loved one's hearts. Im angry that I...
Leave a Message at the Tone
I'm sorry but I wont be there when you come home. A fist full of fight is all I've ever known. Im tired of fighting, lose or win. The way we fight is to sin. So I'm sorry that I wont be there when you...
You’ll Never Know
A past that brings pleasure and good luck. A future that brings confusion and a bad temper. Lost in a half-lit room that contains half-lit people. You’ll never know that being certain of something you...
3:27AM
Don't tell me I'm not alone. At 3:27AM on a Friday when I'm smothered in my darkness with heavy thoughts and what if's clutching at my tear stained pillow. I sit up and look around the room to see tha...
Amber Crocker5 days ago
Mason
I don't think you understand. I am not here for the attention, or for any of the other absurd reasons you have come up with, I am here for myself and myself only. you need to realize the world does no...
Ecarg Nosive5 days ago
Re-Build
She feels like all she does is re-build herself just to destroy herself all over again and she doesn’t know how to stop the cycle These building blocks are getting tired Wonder if they’ll hold up any ...