If Love is a Universal emotion, then the pain it often causes (some might say inevitably causes) is equally Universal. Yet, that only begs the more important question: Why do sad poems and stories of emotional pain bring each of us a strange kind of pleasure?

I'm sure the psychologists have an answer to that question. And I'm just as sure it's a different answer than a poet would give.

Maybe, in the end, the answer really isn't so complex. A burden born by one can often grow too heavy to bear. Maybe, in the end, each of us knows that sharing our pain is the only way we can live with the pain. And that's really what each of these poignantly sad poems are about - sharing.

Let the countdown begin.

  • #100
    Steve Woodman
    Sad Poems - Sad Poems on Society: When abusive parents turn to alcohol, it's the children who pay the price.
  • #99
    jenawin
    Sad Poems: Love is a precious thing. And so, too, are the memories of love.
  • #98
    Raquel
    Sad Poems - Depression and Suicide Poems: The search for an answer - from where does Depression arise?
  • #97
    Lil' Red
    Sad Poems - Poems about Death: This poem is about a mother's feeling's on the anniversary of the death of her stillborn child.
  • #96
    Brier
    Sad Poems - Depression and Suicide Poems: Our memories aren't always reliable, especially when they are shadowed by pain and depression.
  • #95
    Dreamcatcher
    Sad Poems - Poems about Death: Death has hit all of us in one way or another - either the death of a friend or family member. This poem was written soon after the poet's loss of a beloved parent.
  • #94
    Michael Perez
    Sad Poems - Sad Love Poems: Do you remember when she left?
  • #93
    Christinia
    Sad Poems: If life is a journey, from birth to death, how much of that path must be walked alone?
  • #92
    Monica-Angel Gellar
    Sad Poems - Sad Love Poems: Does there ever come a time when lost love stops hurting?
  • #91
    jenawin
    Sad Poems - Sad Love Poems: A glimpse is all it can take to awaken from an awful dream.
  • #90
    Wikket
    Sad Poems: Sometimes love doesn't die so much as it just fades into nothingness.
  • #89
    Hachem
    Sad Poems - Sad Love Poems: Falling in love is supposed to be wonderful. But you're not supposed to do it alone ...
  • #88
    Yvonne Legge
    Sad Poems - Poems about Death: When our grandparents pass on, it's comforting to know that they will always be with us in spirit and in our hearts!
  • #87
    Andrea Hill
    Sad Poems - Poems about Death: This wonderfully beautiful poem proves that sometimes memories can be so solid we can reach out and touch them. Or, even, listen to them tick.
  • #86
    J. J.
    Sad Poems - Sad Love Poems: Tears can reveal so much about us. Maybe that's why so many of us hide them behind a broken heart.
  • #85
    Bek
    Sad Poems - Depression and Suicide Poems: This is a beautifully written poem about pain and confusion.
  • #84
    Ruwaida Van Doorsen
    Sad Poems: When our life changes unexpectedly, the result is confusion and fear.
  • #83
    Dawn D.
    Sad Poems: A relationship bring expectations. When those aren't met in our minds, our minds can turn them into dreams.
  • #82
    Marilyn
    Sad Poems - Sad Poems on Society: Darkness surrounds life and causes fear. Where can we find the light and strength to fly free?
  • #81
    Shamaya
    Sad Poems: There is a yin and a yang in Love. And, too, in failed love.
  • #80
    Angell
    Sad Poems - Depression and Suicide Poems: A young, but wise, poet looks at her own pain and offers some very sincere insight into a dark world too many share.
  • #79
    Hope
    Sad Poems - Sad Love Poems: A teeter-totter works only when the weight is evenly distributed. It's a bit like love in that way.
  • #78
    Jeffrey Carter
    Sad Poems - Sad Love Poems: Divorce can too easily turn a journey into aimless wandering.
  • #77
    Damian
    Sad Poems - Poems about Death: We wonder, "Why?" when we lose friends, and there are never any good answers.
  • #76
    Duke Nguyen
    Sad Poems - Sad Love Poems: Can two simple words make up for all those others we wished we hadn't said?
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