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.

  • #75
    Marilyn
    Sad Poems: There are times when we feel isolated and alone; we can appreciate the beauty around us but can not feel it in our hearts.
  • #74
    Tami Blackwell
    Sad Poems - Poems about Death: We all lose people we love, irreplaceable parts of our life. This poem speaks of one such loss, and admonishes us to make the best of what time we have.
  • #73
    Jayzee
    Sad Poems: An innocence is inevitably lost when your very first love moves on.
  • #72
    Sandy Fioretti
    Sad Poems - Sad Love Poems: Unintentional pain - is still pain.
  • #71
    jenawin
    Sad Poems - Sad Love Poems: Love doesn't always die in violent explosions of sound and color. Sometimes, its death is a quiet one.
  • #70
    Melissa Hensle
    Sad Poems - Sad Poems on Society: It doesn't always take much to change a life. Or to abruptly end it.
  • #69
    Judy Burnette
    Sad Poems: Does the decision to end a romance come from the heart? Or from the mind?
  • #68
    Thomas
    Sad Poems: This beautiful poem will touch your heart, and perhaps teach you of both pain and hope.
  • #67
    Joseph Smith
    Sad Poems - Depression and Suicide Poems: This poem is a very stark, very haunting description of what constant depression can feel like.
  • #66
    Sweetsteffanie
    Sad Poems - Depression and Suicide Poems: We all feel crazy from time to time. But few things I've read ever expressed that feeling with such powerful - sanity.
  • #65
    Anna Gillis
    Sad Poems - Sad Love Poems: Sometimes, two people carry two very different dictionaries.
  • #64
    Sarah Healy
    Sad Poems - Sad Love Poems: Thinking is what humans do best. Sometimes, it's very hard to stop.
  • #63
    Sass
    Sad Poems: Love, alone, may not be enough
  • #62
    Kristin Evans
    Sad Poems - Sad Poems on Society: This touching, well-crafted poem about Abuse will bring tears to your eyes. And, I suspect, rage to your heart. Read it. Understand it. Never forget.
  • #61
    Adrienne Alexandrea
    Sad Poems - Sad Love Poems: Can a mere seventeen words express pain and truth? And, perhaps, rid the world of confusion?
  • #60
    Annie
    Sad Poems - Poems about Death: Even in death the concepts of faith, love and time - oh so little time - can bring the promise of reuniting us.
  • #59
    Sonja
    Sad Poems - Sad Love Poems: Perhaps the worst thing about loss, by the very definition of the loss, is being unable to share the pain.
  • #58
    Renee 'nay' Kristen Kristen
    Sad Poems - Poems about Death: Death knows not the boundaries between young and old. Or does it?
  • #57
    LoveBug
    Sad Poems - Sad Love Poems: All that glitters is not gold, and things that look warm are often cold.
  • #56
    Katie
    Sad Poems - Sad Love Poems: Though short, this not at all simple poem speaks of endless pain.
  • #55
    Amanda Jenkins
    Sad Poems - Poems about Death: When a child loses someone close, it can take many years to understand and accept the loss.
  • #54
    DuAnn Wall
    Sad Poems - Poems about Death: With life comes death - When it takes our beloved grandparents, the feeling of loss is overpowering...
  • #53
    Christopher
    Sad Poems - Sad Love Poems: Love doesn't always end in happily ever after, even if one still loves.
  • #52
    Maria Byrne
    Sad Poems - Depression and Suicide Poems: Few things in this world, or perhaps any, are sadder than feelings of loneliness and the depression it brings. And, too often, those feelings lead to thoughts of ending those feelings ...
  • #51
    Barbi D
    Sad Poems - Poems about Death: Maybe the only thing that hurts worse than saying goodbye is not having the chance to say it.
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