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Sad Love Poems and Poetry

Updated on May 17, 2013

Sad Love Poems

Writing sad love poems is normally not what I do but after thinking about Valentines Day and love, this poem came to me in such a rush that I had to write it down (Isn't it just amazing how that creative process works?) After reflecting on the appearance of a Christmas rose in my backyard (how odd was that??!!) I started thinking about love - how joyful yet how painful it can sometimes be...

Love is not always fair. Love does not always play fair nor is love always this wondrous magical thing that we feel giddy about. Sometimes love is painful - no matter how long you have been married, no matter how long you have loved someone, there is a time when that love is going to hurt. Sometimes the people that we love unleash their thorns on us and that can be especially painful. Not only hurtful but a downright Ouch!

This poem - "The Rose of Pain" is dedicated to all that have loved, been hurt and maybe even hurting today. Maybe we need to get some thorn-less roses in our life. Or maybe we need to stay away from things that look beautiful but hurt us. Or......maybe we just need to cut the thorns off!!

The Rose of Pain...

A beautiful rose with thorns

it pricks

it stabs

it bleeds.

How could something so


hurt me?

How do pain and beauty

exist together?

Oh Beautiful Rose

be careful not to stab the one you love

Withdraw your painful thorns

Cut them off if you must

Let your fragrance and beauty be stronger

than the bite of your needles.

Oh precious rose, precious mate

Prune me if you must

but be kind

For I am a thorn less rose,

and cannot prick back

but only die in my pain.

@ Copyright 2010. Dorsi Diaz. All rights reserved.

(Dorsi Diaz is a freelance writer/publisher/photographer and artist. Just recently she has dived back into poetry, one of her first loves.She writes about holidays, kids and controversial stuff. This hub was inspired by Valentines Day, sad love poems and well...just love in general. Please feel free to comment and join her reader/fan club. Thanks for stopping by!)


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    Dorsi Diaz 

    7 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

    @rjsadowski) Thank you!

  • rjsadowski profile image


    7 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your feelings. May all of your roses be thornless.

  • Dorsi profile imageAUTHOR

    Dorsi Diaz 

    7 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

    @Heart Felt Book) Thank you so much!

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    Cheri Taylor 

    7 years ago from New York, NY

    This is awesome Dorsi! Love the poetry thanks!!

  • Dorsi profile imageAUTHOR

    Dorsi Diaz 

    7 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

    @hello,hello) Thank you my friend!

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    Hello, hello, 

    7 years ago from London, UK

    Katie worded it so well and I can only repeat her words. Thank you for this wonderful poem

  • Dorsi profile imageAUTHOR

    Dorsi Diaz 

    7 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

    @katiem2) Thanks for the encouragement Katie. Nice to see you!

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    7 years ago from I'm outta here

    What beautiful expressions of a broken heart, soul and what timing. May we all put the pain and heartache behind us and move on looking head on into great and happy moments. :) Katie


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