Inside: 17 Emo Poems for Everyone to feel deeply.
Trigger warning! Some poems might be too emotional to take.
At a certain point in our lives, we reach rock bottom, and perhaps it would seem there is no way of getting out. Whether it is a relationship issue, getting burned out at work, feeling lost on the road of life, or the departure of a loved one, sadness comes to everyone, both rich and poor, young and old, men and women.
These deep and often painful emotions may be difficult to express in words, but there are people who become even more eloquent during the most trying of times. These poems are written by people who have been in the same situations as you, and who felt that words could help take the pain away.
Know that you are not alone. Take the time to be in a quiet place, meditate, and absorb these poems. Let us take you on a “feels trip.” Let the tears flow and the hearts break. In time, all the hurting will heal and you will feel whole again.
6 Classic Emo Poems
Classic poets had their own fair share of pain and misery. See them express their sorrow creatively through these poems.
Rejoice, and men will seek you;
Grieve, and they turn and go;
They want full measure of all your pleasure,
But they do not need your woe.
Be glad, and your friends are many;
Be sad, and you lose them all,
There are none to decline your nectared wine,
But alone you must drink life’s gall.
―Ella Wheeler Wilcox
2. We Wear the Mask
We wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,—
This debt we pay to human guile;
With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,
And mouth with myriad subtleties.
―Paul Laurence Dunbar
3. A Dream Within a Dream
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand —
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep — while I weep!
O God! Can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
―Edgar Allan Poe
4. I Measure Every Grief I Meet
I wonder if it hurts to live –
And if They have to try –
And whether – could They choose between –
It would not be – to die –
I note that Some – gone patient long –
At length, renew their smile –
An imitation of a Light
That has so little Oil –
I wonder if when Years have piled –
Some Thousands – on the Harm –
That hurt them early – such a lapse
Could give them any Balm –
5. One Art
The art of losing isn’t hard to master;
so many things seem filled with the intent
to be lost that their loss is no disaster.
Lose something every day. Accept the fluster
of lost door keys, the hour badly spent.
The art of losing isn’t hard to master.
Now I am a lake. A woman bends over me,
Searching my reaches for what she really is.
Then she turns to those liars, the candles or the moon.
I see her back, and reflect it faithfully.
She rewards me with tears and an agitation of hands.
6 Emo Love Poems
If you thought hearts break evenly, these poems crush the heart into tiny, little pieces.
I keep recalling the messages in my head,
Making me wish that I was dead.
So much of anger, so filled with hate.
I must be the reason for our love to dissipate.
8. The graveyard of my heart
They leave the roads of my heart beyond repair
And now only meant to be an abode of farewell.
So, I hope you face a lot of love as I watch you embark,
And live an immortal in someone else’s heart.
For love is not a luxury I can receive,
Because I was never a perfect fit.
9. Without Dreaming
I want to be with you,
to be my hope,
to be my strength and to be my friend.
When shall I see your face?
When shall I hear your voice?
When shall I be with you without dreaming?
10. Morning Birds of Love
Close enough to the edge
To be pushed over the ledge,
So they listen to love’s words
Or the talk of the birds.
To finally understand brings
The final wings
To soar above
To hear the words of love
And hear the unspoken words
Of the morning birds.
11. Dear Me
How can you lie to yourself
Each time you say you don’t
Need his trust? You’ve never
Had it before; why do you
Need it now?
12. My Little Razor Blade
You lift me up
when all goes wrong.
A little guy
whose love is strong.
My razor blade
forever stuck with me,
as my love
cut out of history.
5 Depressing Emo Poems
In life, we experience times when we question the world and when words cut sharper than a knife. Prepare yourself for poems that will make your hearts ache.
13. Her Masterpiece Is Her Story
Her paintbrush is a razor,
Her canvas, her wrists,
“I deserve the pain.”
She shrugs and insists.
14. If You Really Knew Me
If you really knew me, you’d see through these lies
The smiles and laughs, can’t conceal my eyes
You won’t ask questions, you won’t suspect
You won’t see it coming, my final misstep.
15. Emo Soul (Amazing Spaceships)
Even though soul food is more filling than pop rocks,
So I focus on Self and people mistake that as selfish,
But there’s a difference between self-centered and selfish,
And you’re a fool if you choose to not know the difference.
16. Silence of Innocence
Within the silence of innocence
One was torn apart
Lost within the dark world
Her life now flashing back so fast
The hurt, the pain, the loss, the gain
All contributing factors
But what can stop the voices now
That the spirits have left her with scratches.
I ramble when I’m making sense
I don’t strike out in self-defense
Although I fail, I always try.
And try I will until I die.
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