sad poetry

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

  • Paul Crocker
    Published 3 years ago
    Lifeless

    Lifeless

  • Pink Floyd
    Published 3 years ago
    Skinny Does Not Define Me

    Skinny Does Not Define Me

    Skinny; This has been a word that’s ruled my life from the moment my mother first put me on a scale. I can remember her vividly — clicking her tongue, and shaking her head at me. My mother would always make me regret eating one too many oreos, or eating oreos at all for that matter. The day she told me I’d become too big for her to recognize from a distance, that’s the day it all spun into a downward spiral. She didn’t realize all the damage she’d done to my fragile mind; opening the doors to a whole world of self-destruction. Soon enough, something was possessing me. She’d woken up my demons, and they were looking for anything to do. It wanted to consume me, define me. I succumbed to that voice, that told me I wasn’t good enough. Eventually, I didn’t realize that that voice had become my own. I used to fear the people that were unhinging, the one’s that could hold cigarettes to their shaking lips, and use knives to cut their hips. I became the spitting imagine of all that I feared. Birthday after birthday, I’d spend it with my head hunched over a toilet; my knuckles were bloodied. My obsession with perfection, to be what my mother wanted was slowly killing me. I tried anything to lose the weight in the least amount of time. I couldn’t shake the voice that told me all the awful things that made me clutch onto my disorder. I had lost the energy to fight back, so I let it stay. I let it curl up with me in bed and I let it isolate me to the point I could no longer handle social interaction. I couldn’t stand seeing my reflection in the mirror, the sight of my body and I’d be sobbing uncontrollably. The numb moments spent in the kitchen, where I'd stuff anything I could find in the pantry into my mouth, those were the ones I despised myself the most. I’d purged myself to a point of ulcers in my mouth, and even with the pain it caused I could not stop myself. And it was wicked, that I smiled from ear to ear the first time I successfully purged. I was terrified of that person, but I clutched onto her cause she knew what to do. She knew how to make me skinny, and although years have passed since those dark times. They still threaten to resurface — every single day.
  • Screaming Feelingz
    Published 3 years ago
    The Pink Ribbon Reminds Me...

    The Pink Ribbon Reminds Me...

    The pink ribbon reminds me of something painful you see.
  • Chelle. B
    Published 3 years ago
    What's On Your Mind?

    What's On Your Mind?

    What's on your mind?
  • Donna Tymec
    Published 3 years ago
    Unruly Soul

    Unruly Soul

    My soul feels like it has been ripped out of my body, My mind has slipped away. My heart is numb and has locked away into a dark dungeon.
  • Jay Cyn
    Published 3 years ago
    Process of Thought Pt. 1

    Process of Thought Pt. 1

    Take a close look, see the scars on my heart.
  • Rosa Carol
    Published 3 years ago
    Crossroads

    Crossroads

    At the Crossroads of heaven and hell
  • Cyerra Gregg
    Published 3 years ago
    What People Never See

    What People Never See

    Nobody sees the noose around her neck. Slowly getting tighter. Nobody sees it because she hides it. She hides it because it's made from her thoughts and emotions. Nobody sees the marks she hides under the sleeves she uses to dry her eyes. Nobody sees her cry to herself every night in her room. Nobody sees the way she looks at her reflection. The one people say isn't pretty enough. The one that isn't thin enough. The one that isn't tall enough. The one that will never be perfect enough. Nobody sees her starve herself in an attempt to wither herself down to the perfect weight. She knows that no matter what she will never be "the one." The one with perfect skin. The one with the perfect body. The one that everyone loves. The one that doesn't have to hide behind a fake smile. The one that has real friends. The one that doesn't have to worry all the time about what her bf is doing. The one that doesn't have to worry about not being good enough. The one that never feels alone. The one that finally stopped feeling like she was slowly suffocating in her own mind...
  • Heather Hanson
    Published 3 years ago
    Arthritis

    Arthritis

    Stalking me as silent as can be, Never knew it would happen to me. Painful and mercilessly on the attack, Don't know how to fight back.
  • JANENE JORDAN
    Published 3 years ago
    Mental Illness

    Mental Illness

    I’m the awkwardness that fills the room
  • Tammy L
    Published 3 years ago
    One Last Dinner

    One Last Dinner

    I watched her stand for years cooking and cleaning.
  • Rahul Justin
    Published 3 years ago
    She Used to Be My Sister

    She Used to Be My Sister

    She walks with slow unsure steps, afraid