sad poetry

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

Forgotten
It’s as if I am invisible Forgotten and alone No one sees me No one hears me No one feels me enter a room I am the background character in all their lives Forgotten and unnamed Not needed in their sto...
Bad Day
My chair’s too hard, My back’s too sore, My teeth are hurting More than before. The light’s too bright, The sky too dim. The room is too quiet, But I can’t hear for the din. My head won’t shut up, The...
Caleb Johnson5 days ago
True Understanding
I am not afraid of you like others are, It is not you who takes my daily thoughts, I keep coating these lungs with tar, And no day I feel I’ve been taught. The pain I enquire is not so the same, That ...
Eliza Gayle5 days ago
It’s Okay
It’s okay that you are quiet. You don’t always have to entertain. And I know your mind is so busy, with the thoughts that caused you so much pain. I know you lay awake at night, and cry from racing th...
IWonder 25 days ago
Figures of a Lady
Give me a mirror Let me see my reflection For my skin is not glowing and my hair is falling my eyes have burst its ducts and the river is filling blood replaces the water Like a miracle in Can'aan Smi...
Gabi Dennerlein6 days ago
I Am Happy
I put up a wall With a sturdy base One that blocks my emotions From being shown To those Who ask “What’s wrong?” To those Who tell me to “Let them in,” A while ago The wall Didn’t exist Not even a bri...
Serrena Gragg6 days ago
Daddy Issues
They say girls fall in love with guys who are like their fathers. But what if their father wasn't there at all? It's not any easy thing to love, It's not easy to fall. He left her there year after yea...
Sergio A.6 days ago
Red Wine Dreams
As I have this fine wine in my hand. Past dines go through my mind. Thinking of springs of before puts me in a sprung. The taste of this wine is great in its taste. With its light touch of sweet bitte...
Domenica Curro7 days ago
l Am Sorry
I just don't know if I should be happy or sad when some people look at me and get bloody mad are they just so bad? is it because they lack what I have? is it since I clearly see their shame? I can't e...
Alina Gallupe8 days ago
Bullying
She pulls in one long shaky breath to steady herself. Staring down at her notes, she begs her eyes to focus on the words. Her pen shakes slightly in her sweaty grip. She can hear them talking behind h...
Alina Gallupe9 days ago
Duty and Honor
I watch the car pull away, focusing my eyes on the shiny blue paint for as long as the road will allow. A sense of longing overwhelms me. What's out there for him? What's there that's not here? He lea...
Jakayla Gilbert9 days ago
The Tears I Cry
Hey daddy I’ve been thinking a lot about you lately I know I’m not five anymore but some days it’s still not real to me that you're gone I still have no memory of you but I still feel like you're ther...
Jakayla Gilbert9 days ago
Death
Look into my eyes deep inside my eyes You will see a story no man has ever seen You will go places no creature would ever dare Once you enter there is no escape You will see there is no light at the e...
Who's There
I always hear someone knocking Someone walking Feel them watching Although no one’s there I feel their stare deep inside This paranoia forever holding me here Anything can hide in the dark That though...
Domenica Curro9 days ago
Whirlpool
how can I explain? that state of mind when in the chaos I can see the plain frame it is like a circle, swiveling around, merging to the other edge where love meets the rage same as living in a whirlpo...
Robin 9 days ago
Out of Body
I don’t feel good today. Today, I am lost inside my own body. I look to my hands, And to my eyes like They will turn to a compass To lead me to who I am; A reflection I don't want to hide from. Today,...
Sand
It's inevitable Skull shaped lockets we wear around our necks By peace By tragedy By illness By our own hands An hourglass Nailed with birth Nailed to the table of life Sand Sand that moves too fast S...
Robin 10 days ago
Missing
I forgot how much it sucks to say goodbye. That pit that grows inside you as you wave them away, It loves to swallow me whole, An empty vessel for an empty stomach. You have stolen my heart And have t...