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.

  • #25
    Azazel
    Sad Poems - Depression and Suicide Poems: This is a clever poem, but its message is a serious one.
  • #24
    Reese
    Sad Poems - Depression and Suicide Poems: Perhaps we should have a sign around our necks, so all the world could see how we feel inside.
  • #23
    Vanessa
    Sad Poems - Sad Poems on Society: In an angry world, everyone is affected. Even the children.
  • #22
    Bri Biggs
    Sad Poems - Poems about Death: How we view the death of a close friend can sometimes help us deal with the pain and loss.
  • #21
    suthern
    Sad Poems: Life is an accumulation of joys and pains, the one making us richer, the other sometimes becoming obstacles too high to climb.
  • #20
    Liza Marie
    Sad Poems: Love is perhaps the only pain humans don't always try to avoid.
  • #19
    Ali
    Sad Poems - Poems about Death: What goes through the mind of a child when they see their best friend die?
  • #18
    Kathleen Sheppard
    Sad Poems: If an angel can feel joy, as most believe, must they not also be capable of sorrow?
  • #17
    Stage Diva
    Sad Poems - Depression and Suicide Poems: This is a beautiful poem that will hypnotize you, frighten you, and perhaps impart some small understanding ...
  • #16
    Sweetie177
    Sad Poems - Poems about Death: When death takes someone from us, we have to say goodbye. Even if it's only within our own minds.
  • #15
    Dave
    Sad Poems - Depression and Suicide Poems: No matter how badly it seems to hurt, someone somewhere has felt it, too. And survived.
  • #14
    NJ Belopotosky
    Sad Poems - Depression and Suicide Poems: Faces hide as much as they reveal, and things aren't always what they seem.
  • #13
    Loved and Lost
    Sad Poems: This is a heartfelt poem, by a young poet struggling to survive the mistakes she's made. It will make you cry in sorrow, and grit your teeth in anger. But most of all, it will make you think ...
  • #12
    Jenn Farrell
    Sad Poems - Poems about Death: Death is a part of life, and memories a part of living.
  • #11
    Carolyn Hoomana
    Sad Poems - Poems about Death: We are often most touched by those who show courage and strength beyond their own infirmity. And their death is not an end to that courage.
  • #10
    Christelle Duvenage
    Sad Poems: Feelings of being trapped, scared and all alone are difficult to understand, let alone try to share.
  • #9
    Christopher
    Sad Poems - Sad Love Poems: To love truly, is to love forever - even though the love be unrequited.
  • #8
    Jocelyn Galvano-Pickett
    Sad Poems - Sad Love Poems: This poignant poem is about the feelings of loss that come at the end of a relationship.
  • #7
    Rose
    Sad Poems - Sad Love Poems: Love isn't always enough. When our needs are not met, it is perhaps time to move on.
  • #6
    Skittles
    Sad Poems - Depression and Suicide Poems: The way we see ourselves is often colored by blues of our depression.
  • #5
    Moondust
    Sad Poems - Sad Love Poems: The perfect love quickly loses its perfection when it must be faced alone.
  • #4
    Jenna
    Sad Poems - Depression and Suicide Poems: Pain is often a many-layered thing, building in to problems that seem insurmountable.
  • #3
    Stefani Baucom
    Sad Poems: The way we feel is often a reflection of the way those around us feel.
  • #2
    Angelgirl020
    Sad Poems - Sad Love Poems: You must refrigerate your milk to prevent it from spoiling. But how do we protect our hearts?
  • #1
    Cassie Mitchell
    Sad Poems - Poems about Death: Suicide has no glory - Yet it certainly leaves an horrific aftermath with loved ones.
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