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.

  • #50
    Natalee Fox
    Sad Poems - Poems about Death: When we lose a dear friend, our familiar world seems to become a different place - one without joy or happiness. Finding an inner peace takes time.
  • #49
    Maze54
    Sad Poems - Sad Love Poems: Sometimes, when we lose one love, we are really losing two. And self-love can be the hardest of all to win back.
  • #48
    Jamie Hjelm
    Sad Poems - Poems about Death: We all deal with loss in our own ways. The one common factor, though - is the expectation that there will be a time when we encounter our departed loved one again...
  • #47
    John Laset
    Sad Poems: When you lose someone you love, you invariably lose an important part of yourself.
  • #46
    Sharon
    Sad Poems - Poems about Death: Unexpected illness can be devastating to a daughter
  • #45
    Kelly Lancor
    Sad Poems - Poems about Death: Even children die. And parents must find a way to accept and cope and, too, to remember.
  • #44
    Tim Chambers
    Sad Poems - Depression and Suicide Poems: This poem is Classical in style, modern in composition, and timeless in theme.
  • #43
    Stef Knudsen
    Sad Poems - Poems about Death: We rarely expect tragedy, and are never really prepared for it.
  • #42
    Lisa Fisher
    Sad Poems - Poems about Death: Sit at the bedside of a dying woman, and listen for a moment to the thoughts of a loving, devoted, devastated daughter ...
  • #41
    Felicia
    Sad Poems - Sad Love Poems: Strength comes, not from the outside in, but from the inside out.
  • #40
    Mindy Carpenter
    Sad Poems - Sad Love Poems: The longer a relationship is alive, the longer it takes to get over its death. But, for all things, there is a time.
  • #39
    Helea
    Sad Poems: The future isn't always something to anticipate.
  • #38
    Michael Anderson
    Sad Poems - Sad Poems on Society: Of all the Wrong things in this world, of all the Sad things in this world, none are more so than Child Abuse.
  • #37
    Tim Chambers
    Sad Poems - Poems about Death: This is a very beautifully crafted poem about the painful loss of a mother.
  • #36
    Kevin Rose
    Sad Poems - Depression and Suicide Poems: Even in the depths of depression, it is part of our nature to seek understanding of what causes our pain ...
  • #35
    Anonymous-17
    Sad Poems - Sad Love Poems: This is a wonderful story, showing that even lost love can make our hearts better places.
  • #34
    Justbleu
    Sad Poems: Sometimes, our feelings can almost seem to take on a life of their own.
  • #33
    Andrea Hill
    Sad Poems - Poems about Death: The loss of a child has to be the greatest of all worldly losses...
  • #32
    Bec
    Sad Poems - Depression and Suicide Poems: This is a beautiful, ugly poem that seems to somehow both seek and to give understanding. Read it, and weep with me.
  • #31
    Cherenee
    Sad Poems - Sad Love Poems: When what was once whole is broken, the pieces can take on a life all their own.
  • #30
    jenawin
    Sad Poems - Sad Love Poems: Love always changes over time. And so does the pain love so often brings us.
  • #29
    N
    Sad Poems - Poems about Death: Even in death there can be lessons for the living.
  • #28
    Michael Anderson
    Sad Poems - Depression and Suicide Poems: Depressions is unique. It can be, and too often is, the largest, most dominant thing in a person's life. And, yet, at the same time, it is nothing at all ...
  • #27
    Shellie Sanchez
    Sad Poems - Depression and Suicide Poems: Insecurity, like just about any negative emotion, can overtake our lives. Taking control if it can make all the difference.
  • #26
    Leanna
    Sad Poems - Depression and Suicide Poems: Too many people simply see reality as what we can see and touch. But feelings are very real, too.
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