sad poetry

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

Cat Walsman22 days ago
Relapse
I quite you like I quite nicotine. Unsure at first, keeping you in my back pocket in case the urge struck me. You were my guilty pleasure I hid from judgmental eyes that said it was bad for me. I star...
Kiersten Fox22 days ago
Kingdom Hearts and Coffin Nails
You dig motes with your words, arming them with venomous spite and biting insults. Burning every bridge you ever built, cutting ropes like Rapunzel's locks. No turning back now- the mighty Queen is fa...
Liana McElney23 days ago
Silent Smile
You don’t like it when I’m silent, As if my words make you feel better. You don’t like my straight face, As if my smile means something to you. You said it’s my turn to smile Like that will fix how I’...
Julianna Joy23 days ago
Unanswered Questions
if I embraced you, would take us back? take us back to everything we lacked. we were two different pieces trying to play the same game. we knew once we took off, it wouldn’t be the same. but it’s hard...
Julianna Joy23 days ago
The Truth
If I leave you for who I love, Am a monster or a romantic? Those two seemingly synonyms. I never wanted there to be a decision that I had to make between the person I love and the person who loves me....
In Hell
I've cried enough tears to make the ocean jealous. I cut off all my hair. You said it was my strength. I cut off people too. You said I always run back to them. But what about the things you did to ma...
Ink Mouse23 days ago
Dark Wings
Unfortunately, born under my name, don't want the fortune and fame. Spoiled by the mothers or sisters of fate, born without the father as I drown in hate, the true father put me on this path. Learned ...
Cheyenne Reuter23 days ago
In Death
They’ve sunken deep into her skull And washed away into the cool ocean Buried themselves in the sand Under the coral and among the shells They rest above dark circles Of age and exhaustion and sorrow ...
Gabby Cushman24 days ago
Trinket
you can keep me in a locket, a tangled gold chain bouncing against your chest as you carry me wherever your traveling feet roam. i can be your prized possession, a lucky ring accompanying you to every...
Mark Ludas24 days ago
Don't
Don’t praise me For I am nothing more than you. Don’t compliment my look For I have worked at it the least. Don’t tell me that I helped you For the depth of your sadness magnified my worth. Don’t tell...
Maii Siddique24 days ago
I’m Not Lonely
I’m not lonely But I feel so afraid of everyone around me. I have a family, friends, ‘love,’ a roof over my head And yet I feel so hallow inside I say that I am afraid of the people around me Is it th...
Brave Ave24 days ago
Dying Memory
I wish that when I thought of you, my heart didn't still skip a beat. The way it did when you smiled at me, or when I made you laugh. I wish that when I thought of you, I didn't still urn to hear that...
Chey Fernandez 24 days ago
Emotionally Paralysed
hitting yourself mentally kicking punching slapping banging your head against the wall. all while you're lying there, staring at the covers of your sheets. im embarrassed.ashamed.angry, Sad. can't the...
S M W25 days ago
Hold Onto Me
Black or white There's no in between God help me see there's better things coming That my future isn't over And I have all I need with me right now Please Help me see In between The black and white an...
Elijah Taylor25 days ago
Drowning
Drowning starts with no one noticing it, not even yourself. Until you feel yourself fully submerge to the depths below. Once you begin to sink, you forget how you came to be in the water in the first ...
I Dreamt You Were a Poem
I dreamt you were a poem, A poem I wanted to show someone... Show it as a trophy An award Praise it like A beautiful Cadillac An expensive diamond A rare jewel to be found in the depths of the Baltic ...
Tonia Sky25 days ago
Whither Away
The sun beams upon my face It should feel so nice But I turn and hide Do I deserve the sunlight? Or would I be committing infidelity to the darkness that lives inside of me... Grace me with your touch...
Kelsey Park25 days ago
Fuck You, Addiction!
Fuck you addiction, today you took another life. You stole away two children's mother, and somebody's future wife. Fuck you addiction, now another mother hangs her head. She grieves the baby you stole...