sad poetry

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

Cassidy Kirk8 days ago
The Silence
I sit in the loud silence of my mind Because whatever we aren’t saying, we’re thinking My mouth is a loaded gun, Unaware of the damage it can cause It’s easier to let my thoughts eat me from within Th...
The Reasons I Ask
I find myself asking what's the point in my head quite often I never have an answer for myself, just reasons to keep asking My family is a reason to keep asking For all the love and effort they shower...
Mikayla Harris10 days ago
Growing Up & Leaving Home
growing up is not growing old. growing up is growing wise. youth fades like your favourite tee that you wear to bed. wisdom lasts and grows. it is the seed that you planted long ago, let it grow. it c...
Alyson Worrell11 days ago
The Stranger, the Demon and the Ghost
My daughter's inner voice When mommy hurts she cannot play with me. When mommy cries I give her big hugs and rub her back. Mommy lies on the floor and turns over so I can’t see her crying. But I want ...
Serena Taylor11 days ago
Buried
Have you ever seen rain fall on a body of water One drip creates a ripple When the rain thickens the ripples intercept Causing a little storm on the once calm surface Rain takes a clear serene puddle ...
Up Above
Every drop that falls from the sky Is a drop that has fallen from my eye To let you know that I’m sad too And I still can feel the same as you. Every leaf that falls from a tree Is a story telling of ...
Amber Crocker11 days ago
Lauren
I always thought that all the trauma that has happened to me was somehow my own fault. like when my dad was doing drugs or the times he tried to kill himself; and when he fell off a balcony (which cau...
Amber Crocker11 days ago
Jeremiah
I know nobody is waiting for me at the end of this journey. I've been alone since the start. I died inside a long time ago. something has been missing there and that missing thing is you. you forgot a...
Colin Wareham11 days ago
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream
My skin turns yellow and my veins black my head is pounding my eyes roll back and I can see you get out of my head get out of my head I have no mouth but I must scream my body shakes My stomach aches ...
Jason White11 days ago
The Silence
The whir of the tires upon the road The hum of the engine Can only be heard when one is In this headspace… You know, That headspace where silence screams Where the world is moving around you But, You ...
C.C. HawK11 days ago
Boy
The Boy in the window. Is looking for you He cries He hurts From the pain, you inflicted on him The boy in the window Looks familiar to the man in the mirror Look at your boy He tries to reach for you...
Colin Wareham11 days ago
Monte Carlo
Red like our beating hearts Fast like our love and dreams Old like our fights Small like our truth I live through your Monte Carlo I will never forget I know you will never forget I just hope you can ...
Colin Wareham12 days ago
Close Your Eyes
Look at me Close your eyes When I close my eyes you appear like a ghost When I close my eyes, every wrong word I have ever said to you is played back When I close my eyes, I can feel every one of your...
Colin Wareham12 days ago
A Thousand Poems
It couldn't take a thousand poems or more It couldn't take all the words ordered in just the right way It couldn't take the songs of the birds or the smiles of flowers It couldn't take perfection from...
Colin Wareham12 days ago
Wish I Was Made of Words
My deepest My love My wish My energy You fill me up You fill me with butterflies and daylight You glow in the dark and you do everything so slowly your eyes look at me and they tell me the time of day...
Colin Wareham12 days ago
Write For You
I write for you to right for you who taught me, you who taught me what is true from the mountain tops to beneath the rocks I sing a beautiful song of sorrow I write because you once told me I am no po...
Jasmine Harris12 days ago
On My Mind
I've got a lot of things on mind. Some not so pleasant things on my mind. Things that make me crazy. Things that make me cry inside. Things that make me die inside Things that make me want to hide. Th...
Rachel Jacobs12 days ago
Wishbone
I gave you a piece of my wishbone For wishes to me that were unknown It was white and small, but mighty Three wishes given but you were thirsty The marrow was cracked and abused The love and hate was ...