Here is a list of the most renowned poems about pain of all time. This is a list of the most notable Pain poems. Reading, composing, and appreciating classic Pain poetry is a fun pastime.
Poems about Pain
Pain can be severe physical anguish, emotional pain (heartache, for example, or what Hamlet refers to as “the pangs of scorned love”), or a more psychological type of hurting.
Poets have frequently written strongly about the sorrow of many kinds, never shying away from the sadness and torment that love and other things may cause.
So, in this section, we provide the finest poems about pain, and these top poems are the best examples of pain poems.
1. A Poem about Pain by David Budbill
I can feel myself slipping away, fading away, withdrawing
from this life, just as my father did. When the pain you’re in
is so great you can’t think about or pay attention to anything
but your own pain, the rest of the world and all other life
I think about my friends with dementia, cancer, arthritis, and
how much more pain they are in than I am, but it does no good,
their pain is not mine, and therefore, no matter how magnanimous
I might want to be, their pain is not as important to me as my own.
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2. On Pain Poem by Khalil Gibran
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses
Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its
heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.
And could you keep your heart in wonder at the
daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem
less wondrous than your joy;
And you would accept the seasons of your heart,
even as you have always accepted the seasons that
pass over your fields.
And you would watch with serenity through the
winters of your grief.
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the physician within
you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy
in silence and tranquillity:
For his hand, though heavy and hard, is guided by
the tender hand of the Unseen,
And the cup he brings, though it burn your lips, has
been fashioned of the clay which the Potter has
moistened with His own sacred tears.
3. Pain Within Poem by Jennifer Cook
There is a pain within this heart,
My pain within my sadness through my eyes,
My eyes are like a burden that you can see right through me,
No pain I ever felt was that one single broken heart that had been left behind and never got a chance to be healed,
There is way out of this pain but somehow I can’t see it,
See the light, the hope, the happiness I once wanted to feel,
Now I ever feel is this sadness, this pain, this heartache,
A pain within these wall I can hear it say,
There is no way out,
No way to wash away the pain,
The pain I feel.
4. Pain Poem by Khalil Gibran
And a woman spoke, saying, ‘Tell us of Pain.’
And he said:
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.
And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy;
And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields.
And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief.
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquillity:
For his hand, though heavy and hard, is guided by the tender hand of the Unseen,
And the cup he brings, though it burn your lips, has been fashioned of the clay which the Potter has moistened with His own sacred tears.
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5. Pain Poem by Greenwolfe 1962
I set myself a task today,
To write of pain in rhyme.
Of the love I lost so long ago,
Remembered for all time.
The pain is not forgotten
Around my broken heart.
For even if I love again,
It’s chained around each part.
The pain that had been pleasure
Before she ran away,
Was changed in just an instant,
Like sand to solid clay.
I shivered and I cringed in pain,
My heart to cold hard clay.
To change me from the boy I was
And the man I’m not today.
The pain had soon consumed my life,
My dreams in darkness too.
My anger and my sorrow,
My hate for the world I knew.
It’s only bitter that I taste
And only grey I see.
And when lovers warm each other still
It brings a chill to me.
Once I tried to release my chains
That held my love so true.
I actually found someone to give
A cold-chained loving to.
But alas! It ended as before
With a chain around each part.
And now my love lies chilled forever
At the bottom of a broken heart.
6. A Cry For Help Poem by Silentpoet Grl
collapsed in tears of pain
so lost in heavy confusion
how did things get so messed up
Please help me now is all i can say
God, hear my cries and see my tears
this is not what i wanted
i begged for it to not happen this way
so unsure i am of many things
i am still so young
i just cant handle this
so if you are there
know i am crying out in desperation
Please save me from my pain
but there is just an empty silence all around
Please, i don’t want to be lost and so alone
Are you there? Are you even real?
waiting for answers i can only think
maybe i am not worth saving…
or maybe just meant to endure this pain.
7. The Wound Poem by Gwen Harwood
The tenth day, and they give
my mirror back. Who knows
how to drink pain, and live?
I look, and the glass shows
the truth, fine as a hair,
of the scalpel’s wounding care.
A round reproach to all
that’s warped, uncertain, clouded,
the sun climbs. On the wall,
by the racked body shrouded
in pain, is a shadow thrown;
simple, unchanged, my own.
Body, on whom the claims
of spirit fall to inspire
and terrify, there flames
at your least breath a fire
of anguish, not for this pain,
but that scars will remain.
You will be loved no less.
Spirit can build, make shift
with what there is, and press
pain to its mould; will lift
from your crucible of night
a form dripping with light.
Felix culpa. The sun
lights in my flesh the great
wound of the world. What’s done
is done. In man’s estate
let my flawed wholeness prove
the art and scope of love.
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8. Falling Tears Poem by Tommie Cobb
these tears i shed will never go away
the tears that fall, will remind me of that painthe pain of loss is what i speakthe pain that made me fall to my knees
this pain is what i so despise but,what can i do but fall and cry
i loss my way,
to this never ending pain
i loss reason
to why i should go on
the answers i come to will forever haunt
this pain of loss
is what truly makes me sceam
this yelling person who is me
will forever continue to cry and sceam
thats why i hate to have these tears fall from my eyes
this nightmare of falling tears is what i really despise
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