22 Touching Poems You Should Read When You Are Hurt

22 Touching Poems You Should Read When You Are Hurt.

Poems about Hurt: Life as humans isn’t all about celebration, feast, and dancing – we never truly live without experiencing unfortunate moments. Life is full of ups and downs, happiness and sadness, dance, and tears. Poems about hurt reflect the darker shade of life.

Owing to the fact that we never truly go through life without dealing with hurt, we need works of art and poetry that can help us understand that we aren’t really alone through these difficult times. These poems about hurt help us see from a broader lens and embrace our struggles.

22 Touching Poems You Should Read When You Are Hurt

1. It Ceased To Hurt Me, Though So Slow

It ceased to hurt me, though so slow
I could not feel the Anguish go—
But only knew by looking back—
That something—had benumbed the Track—

Nor when it altered, I could say,
For I had worn it, every day,
As constant as the Childish frock—
I hung upon the Peg, at night.

But not the Grief—that nestled close
As needles—ladies softly press
To Cushions Cheeks—
To keep their place—

Nor what consoled it, I could trace—
Except, whereas ’twas Wilderness—
It’s better—almost Peace—
Emily Dickinson

2. Healed Of My Hurt

Healed of my hurt, I laud the inhuman Sea-
Yea, bless the Angels Four that there convene;
For healed I am even by the pitiless breath
Distilled in wholesome dew named rosmarine.
– Herman Melville

3. They That Have Power To Hurt And Will Do None

They that have power to hurt and will do none,
That do not do the thing they most do show,
Who, moving others, are themselves as stone,
Unmoved, cold, and to temptation slow:
They rightly do inherit heaven’s graces
And husband nature’s riches from expense;
They are the lords and owners of their faces,
Others but stewards of their excellence.
The summer’s flower is to the summer sweet
Though to itself it only live and die,
But if that flower with base infection meet,
The basest weed outbraves his dignity:
For sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds;
Lilies that fester smell far worse than weeds.
– William Shakespeare

4. Autumn

they tell me to be grateful for what is given
and nothing else
but what about the lost autumn
your leaves
you must hate losing your leaves
they fall off every year without a doubt
well your leaves are all the things i’ve lost autumn
i didn’t get to choose
they just
autumn if you could would you keep your leaves
and everything you have to offer
would you go for hopes and dreams
or stand in silence
i choose silence autumn
but its dark and lonely here
i’ve lost everything
and autumn you are to.
– Unknown

22 Touching Poems You Should Read When You Are Hurt

5. Hurt Hawks

The broken pillar of the wing jags from the clotted shoulder,
The wing trails like a banner in defeat,

No more to use the sky forever but live with famine
And pain a few days: cat nor coyote
Will shorten the week of waiting for death, there is game without talons.

He stands under the oak-bush and waits
The lame feet of salvation; at night he remembers freedom
And flies in a dream, the dawns ruin it.

He is strong and pain is worse to the strong, incapacity is worse.
The curs of the day come and torment him
At distance, no one but death the redeemer will humble that head,

The intrepid readiness, the terrible eyes.
The wild God of the world is sometimes merciful to those
That ask mercy, not often to the arrogant.

You do not know him, you communal people, or you have forgotten him;
Intemperate and savage, the hawk remembers him;
Beautiful and wild, the hawks, and men that are dying, remember him.

I’d sooner, except the penalties, kill a man than a hawk;
but the great redtail
Had nothing left but unable misery
From the bone too shattered for mending, the wing that trailed under his talons when he moved.

We had fed him six weeks, I gave him freedom,
He wandered over the foreland hill and returned in the evening, asking for death,
Not like a beggar, still eyed with the old
Implacable arrogance.

I gave him the lead gift in the twilight.
What fell was relaxed, Owl-downy, soft feminine feathers; but what
Soared: the fierce rush: the night-herons by the flooded river cried fear at its rising
Before it was quite unsheathed from reality.
– Robinson Jeffers

6. When You Wake

when you wake
there is this moment
a moment of peace
you don’t think of anything
you wake up
like a new person
as a new life
a new day
you have no worries
no thoughts
no feelings
for that moment
you are at peace
your mind
your soul
your body
there is no hate for that spit second
but soon your life comes back
you remember what needs to be done
and everything becomes the way it was.
– Unknown

7. Hurting

Lying in bed, my eyes resisting to close.
Thoughts and anger I try to dispose.
Thoughts of you stain my mind.
So many questions with answers I cannot find.

Hurt and confused as to why.
You’d always say you love me, but that was a repetitive lie.
I gave you all my love, but it wasn’t enough.
Breaking my heart, you thought it made you tough.

I don’t know what it is that you gain
When you push me around and see me in pain.
Do you feel empowered? Do you feel strong?
What did I do to you that was so wrong?

You ripped and shattered my soul.
Now all that’s left of my heart is one giant hole.
Nothing but emptiness and darkness take its place.
My heart vanished without a trace.
– Kayla Marie

8. An Exquisite Hurt

Love is exciting
Like Wild West gunfire
Friday night,
Tender mouths kissing
To a heartbeat rhythm
Pulsating body sexual heat!

I’m going to leap
Like a wild mountain goat
Over obstacles of regret
Until you place your hand
On my thrilling chest
And forget
Everybody else!

I’m electrified
When you
Take off your skirt
Or tug on my shirt,
Fantasy experiment
Crashes all my senses
With an exquisite hurt!
– Uriah Hamilton

9. Dear Spring

dear spring
i never wrote your sister winter this year
i guess years go by
and you just stop writing
but i never stopped loving
my friends told me that its time
but how spring
how do i let this go
it is like asking you
to set fire to all you flowers and trees
that’s who you are
now he wasn’t me
and i’m not my heartbreak
but it showed me
who i was
and who i could be
that even in the darkest times
i can do this
and why can’t they see
thats what i need.
– Unknown

22 Touching Poems You Should Read When You Are Hurt

10. One Life

Time mocks me with fair promises;
A blooming future grows a barren past,
Like rain my fair full-blossomed trees
Unburden in the blast.
The harvest fails on grain and tree,
Nor comes to me, nor comes to me.
– Laurence Dunbar

11. Lies

you told her
you loved her today
and she lied
that smile
was the devil
i bet she looked at him
the same way last night
and those 3 words hurt
but your glowing
i could tell you
but i can’t
i can’t break you
i love you to much
this is hell
the world is hell
and you
you are who i hate
yet i can’t
i feel as if i love you more every time i try to hate you
and i know loving you this much
will hurt me but i can’t stop
– Unknown

12. I Hurt Him.

I did it
the one thing I never wanted to do
I hurt him
for now he is scarred and broken
it is all my fault
I should have just let him live his life
he will not say it is my fault
but I know
I know its my fault
for I did this to him
he saved me
for I was way past the giving my life up stage
I would not have been alive at the end of the week
I had already decided that
he saved me
he saved my life
and what do I do to say thanks
I hurt him
I scar him
I cause him this pain
how can I do this
god I’m so selfish
he is given me happiness and that blinded me
blinded me from seeing
seeing that I might hurt him
and I have
I may not of been the one to physically cause the scars
but because of me they are there
but because of me he was in pain
how could I have done this
how did u not see it happening
how can I forgive myself
– Scarlet

13. The Guarded Wound

If it
Were lighter touch
Than petal of flower resting
On grass, oh still too heavy it were,
Too heavy!
– Adelaide Crapsey

14. Return

You came again, but silence
Had fallen on your heart,
And in your eyes were visions
That held us still apart.
And now I go on hearing
The words you did not say,
And the kiss you did not give me
Burns on my lips to-day.
– Jessie Belle Rittenhouse

15. The Truth Of You

i was haunted by you
i hated the thought of you
yet i loved you
everyday you left
it hurt me more than i could bare
after that summer
you stopped telling me you loved me
you stopped saying you cared
something happened that summer
that i will never dare to share
i fell in love with your very many quites
yet knew who you were
knew who you could be
i am happy that summer happened
but sad the winter came
because like flowers and beautiful things
our love died
like a poisonousness time bomb
yet it was all you
and i dont love you
there are things i dare not to tell
when spring came
i was black and blue head to toe
why hadnt i come out that winter
getting high everyday
drinking away the pain you
were my suffering
and even tho im clumsy
those finger prints werent mine
but no one asked
because its easier to have unknown answers
than disbelieving the truth
the truth of you.
– Unknown

22 Touching Poems You Should Read When You Are Hurt

16. Lost

i miss my love
i miss all that is lost
autumn i miss him
i miss the laughs
and the late nights
but most of all him
every leaf that falls for you is a tear for me
they say you cant love until you’re old enough
but if we are old enough to lose our minds
why arent we old enough
to lose our loves
i fear he will be the only one i love
because i was to native
we all are native
and autumn i am sorry for the lost of your leaves for beauty.
– Unknown

17. The Worst Pain Known To Me

The worst pain known to me
Is to be stuck on a love that never could be,
To love someone who’ll never be free.
The worst pain known to me.

My heart aches unfathomably
Knowing he too wishes it could be
Him and me forever with glee.
The worst pain known to me.

He has each and every quality
That I desire continuously.
I try to forget him persistently.
The worst pain known to me.

Living each day with monotony.
Smiling with false positivity,
Hoping that soon it’ll be history.
The worst pain known to me.
– Tanya E. Kent

18. Is It Worth The Pain?

Saying you loved me, with that look in your eye.
I wish I could say it was a cold-hearted lie.
I know that you love me, I know that you care,
But the rage inside you slowly flared.
I admit I’ve made mistakes, overstepping the boundaries,
Which made me look fake.
I always said I would never do the things I did,
And I know that’s why it’s so hard for you to forgive.
So many times we’ve said that we’d try,
Just to turn around and make each other cry.
Remember how it was when we first started out?
We fell so hard, maybe fell in love too soon.
At one point you’d notice ONLY me in the room.
We both did things we can’t undo;
Now it seems our relationship is headed for doom,
And not that long ago, I was EVERYTHING to you.
Now you’re looking for other things to “do.”
I admit my mistakes, but can you admit yours?
I have paid for what I have done, as you’ve paid for yours.
So why is it like this? Why can’t we even talk?
You call me names and act like you don’t care,
All a while, our love for each other is still there.
I never meant to hurt you or cause you any pain,
I know neither of us want to go through this same old stuff again.
I owe you so much, and I have so much to prove to you,
But you continue to do things you wouldn’t want me to do.
We always have these tears to cry,
And are left with all these wondering questions of why?
Why can’t we get past the past? You think I expect too much too fast,
But don’t you want to become whole at last?
Why won’t you at least try to believe me, instead of pushing me further away?
I have these emotions, I wish you could see,
Sometimes I get really upset, ’cause I feel you don’t understand me
Will you ever love me like you USED to? Show me the love that I ONCE knew?
The love that we both grew,
When will you see? I’m starting to feel like I hardly know you anymore?
When can we go back to how it was before?
Will we still hurt if we heal? Or by that time, will we still feel?
My dream of US does not look like it’s coming true.
All I feel is sad and blue,
And I know you’re looking for other things to “do.”
You’re sick of me and want something new.
– Caity

19 Pain, Pain Go Away

Pain, pain go away!
Please do not come back another day.
Tears falling down my face.
Oh, how I wish for his warm embrace.
Wonder if he cares about me.
Wonder if this is supposed to be.
How can he stand there and break my heart?
How did we allow us to grow so far apart?
My dreams of us being happy is not going to come true.
All I am feeling is down and blue.
Pain, pain go away.
Bring me back to another day
where he loved me and
we thought we were meant to be.
I will not stop loving you; that much is true,
but I will be stronger in time
and not feel so blue.
You will always be in my heart,
even when we are apart.
One day I will have that warm embrace,
and tears will stop flowing down my face.
Pain, pain go away.
Leave me alone and do not stay.
– Kari Johnston

22 Touching Poems You Should Read When You Are Hurt

20. Love Gone Wrong

Sometimes I wonder how you do it.
How can you sit back and watch yourself hurt someone so bad and not feel any guilt?
You say things to me, about me, or behind me.
And you still look at me the same way.
With those eyes of green searching for the answers inside me.
You want to know everything.
You want to know how I feel
And if I am truly hurting inside.
You just have to ask
And I’ll tell you.
I’ll tell you that you were the first boy I ever loved.
You were the one who took my heart and locked it inside of yours.
You placed my fingers in between each of yours.
And in the end,
You took that heart and you shredded it to pieces.
You could have just ripped it in half.
Then it would be easier to put back together.
But instead,
You tore it.
Piece by piece, you shredded it,
And no one can fix it.
No one wants to.
Because they look at what you made me.
A girl with permanent tears painted on my face.
I am now just an empty void.
There is no desire to want to love again.
Because now there is only the fear of ruining
What I have tried so hard to build up.
– Labrina

21. Forever

Forever means nothing in my eyes.
It’s just a word you use to cover up lies,
To hide your tracks each night you leave
So I don’t worry and start to believe.
The words I love you are just a joke.
Each time you say them I try not to choke
On the tears that threaten to stain the ground,
And I just nod, don’t make a sound.
Each night you tell me you truly care,
But when I need you, you’re never there.
You think what you want about how I feel
And claim these tears are never real.
You say you know everything about me,
But you only know what I let you see.
You bring me down when you think I can’t hear,
Just anything I put up with every year.
You make me feel worthless in front of you,
Like you hate me and everything I do.
You never notice the tears that spill down
Or the fake smile and permanent frown.
You’re too caught up in believing a lie
That you never see how hard I try.
I wanted perfection and failed you all.
I let myself down and started to fall.
Forever, to me, is an empty promise you made,
And still I wait as the memories fade.
To me, forever is a waste of time
That makes you feel lucky as you climb
To the extent of your happiness, but it won’t be true,
Because to me, forever is something you can’t do.
– Wesley More By Wesley

22. I Want To

I want to write about how you make me feel,
How every time I see your face I know that you’re real.
I can’t describe the feeling you always raise in me.
I can’t describe this wash of happiness that you seem to bring,
But I want to write about it; I want to write about you.

I want to write about that day we shared,
How every time you would laugh it would linger in the air.
I can’t describe the loving look in your eyes.
I can’t describe the reason why you won’t say, “Goodbye.”
But I want to write about it; I want to write about you.

I want to write about all our memories, all our stories, and adventures,
How we conquered them together,
But I can’t describe the paths we took.
I can’t describe the sense of security I felt in that one look.
But I want to; I want to write about you.

I want to write about us,
How everything felt was true love, not lust,
But I can’t describe anything without you.
I can’t describe all our hopes and dreams,
How everything that was so perfect left in a fleet of screams.

I want to write,
But I can’t explain how our plans got so disarrayed,
How God just had to take you away.
I can’t describe this sudden feeling I have to be by your side,
How even through death I have to hide all that I feel inside.

I want to write, but I forget how to describe what is meant.
I want to write about you, but I can’t.
I can’t describe the feeling of lost, the feeling of what it all cost
Or of the silent screams, the lovely dreams with just you and me,
But I want to.
– Jacquelyn Upton

Poems about hurt are intended to open us to the struggling and battles in the life of others so we can more patiently and objectively deal with the struggles in our lives. It is important to read these poems about hurt often as we don’t know when we will encounter hurt.

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