sad poetry

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

Meg Sarai7 days ago
It Shouldn't Be This Way
It shouldn't be this way... I'm 28 and struggling through my day, My years are filled with more questions than answers, As a teen on the couch and bed, I did lay. Not out of boredom or laziness I swea...
Kourt Risher7 days ago
The Punchline
Anyone who thinks that humans are nothing more than than the dominant species of animal is pulling a sick joke on themselves. It is the biggest joke in human history. We slaughter each other out of fe...
Anathi Bungani7 days ago
Death, Why?
The culprit, Death, always gets what he wants He separates the soul from the flash And leave broken hearts Blood dries, stale bones. He takes the body to a dark lonely land A land where darkness origi...
Anathi Bungani7 days ago
Broken
I watched as my heart broke The day I found out I would never hear you say my name again I spent my life dreading this day I was always jumpy and afraid I was scared that you won't be here to watch me...
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Sam 7 days ago
Stains
Stains Let's talk about stains for a minute No no Not those Not the ones on your new couch or an old t-shirt Or the ones from the makeup running down your cheeks The ones inside There are stains in al...
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Logan Rockich8 days ago
Sunrise
I'm tired of living like: I'm worthless, No one loves me or values me, I don't have what it takes I feel like a mistake I feel like I don't belong What am I doing here? What am I looking for? What pea...
Rowan Finley8 days ago
Stolen
Painful recollections flowed by as I stood on the tough rocks of life. If only I could forget all the painful, tear-inducing memories. It's been a year since I was assaulted, but my mind plays terribl...
Roy Huff8 days ago
A Cold Hard Surface
Surrounded am I by the narcissists, The dumb sacks of carbon that abuse me. I have harmed no one, Yet you suffocate and deface my surface. A place to work and sit I provide, But the only appreciation ...
Migdalia Torres9 days ago
If Life Abuses You
When life abuses you and you're going to break Do not be pure and do not cry Always stay positive and you will see why Everything happens as a Withering Flower Do not listen to people Forget what they...
Kiersten Fox9 days ago
One Year and Counting?
I don't self harm anymore but I still pick at my lips, hangnails, scars, bug bites... anything to feel the tear of flesh. I don't self harm anymore but I still make myself sick and refuse the medicine...
The Awakened (Tireless Soul)
How many times had I been awakened and how many times had I been to sleep? How many nights of sleep do I have and how many of them have I slept? How many dreams inside of me Dreams inside of me that I...
S M W10 days ago
Would You?
What would they say If I was swept up and gone one day What would they say If I didn’t exist anymore Would they cry for me Scream my name Or Would they all just stay the same Cause this darkness in my...
Saidee McRae10 days ago
My Worst Enemy
Another stab in the back I feel the blood run down my chest But now there's no turning back Here goes one more defeat to digest It's so dark That I can't see Who this enemy is Who is steadily attackin...
Lindsay Ragsdale10 days ago
I'm Okay
Here I am, it's 1 AM and my depression inches its way to the surface again, declaring not to be ignored. It crept through like the unsolicited advice from a stranger that manages to break through all of the defenses you've put in motion in effort to be unreachable. Here I sit in this deafening silence that is far too noisy for me to comprehend a single thought as they race through my mind. I saunter my way down the main pathway that leads to the shoreline. I think about how it would be to take a...
Migdalia Torres11 days ago
A Poor Person's Dream
I made a Castle in the Air Because I did not want to be Poor I was surrounded by Luxury and Servants and flew around the World I had Money and Wealth and away I did go I had many friends, but all of t...
Migdalia Torres11 days ago
Shipwreck
Loneliness my Best Friend That you will not abandon me The one that always kept me at Bay and dreams about the Sea Sometimes I ask her? Loneliness because you do not help me find another friend? Anoth...
Gloria Ukoh11 days ago
Self Care Is Choosing, to Breathe
breathing is exhausting / being alive is my body on standby, one pause away from shutting down / i am still functioning, is that not enough? things have been better / i am learning to sort through my ...
The Man in the Mirror
How many times will you play the same tune? How many times will I hear those same worn out words? The lyrics of days gone by, weathered beyond recognition. You weave your way in and out of life, Going...