Suicide Poems

Poems about Suicide and Depression

When a family member commits suicide, the entire family is plunged into confusion and grief. Life is instinctually valued by all of life's creatures. Even a blade of grass or flower fights for the privilege of life. When someone close to you voluntarily ends their lives, your entire value system is thrown into question. Family members may also be consumed with guilt, thinking that they somehow should have seen the signs that led to the individuals suicide. Group therapy with others who have experienced this trauma as well as individual therapy may be necessary to help cope.

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Dad Doesn't Love Me
That Girl

Forever feeling her life is dying
But the doctors keep on lying.
"Your daughter will be fine,
Just give her some time."...

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Your letter broke my heart Kira. I am sorry you have had so much pain in your short life. You could report the rape of your sister to the police. Your father belongs where he cannot harm...

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Troubled Heart

The moment you took your life
I felt mine ended too.
If I could only turn back time
there's so much I would undo....

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Too Much Pressure In Life
  • By Coty Hoggle
  • Published: February 2008
This Is For The Best

one sad cold night
a boy sat in his chair
picked up a gun
as he ran his fingers through his hair...

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I had a love. And he was going through things. And he sent me this poem. And I cried within. But I stayed strong. Because he needed my strength. Life is so precious...his life is so precious....

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Letter From Daughter to Father Who Committed Suicide
  • By Lisa Miktuk
  • Published: February 2010
A Silent War

Leaving us without word, nothing left to say,
Mom and me are never going to forget that day.
Something must have hurt so bad and I simply turned my back,
There's so many things I want to say, but it seems the right words I lack....

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I had a friend who took his life a year or so ago. I knew he had been in a lot of pain for some time. But I find myself envying him. I am still hurting with my emotional trauma, and he is no...

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  • By Pat
  • Published: April 2011
Goodbye Mum

Dear mum,
This is your son,
I am writing this to you,
To tell you I'm done....

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I watched my heavily intoxicated mother put a bullet through her head in January of 2013. My birthday was less than three weeks later. I now truly understand how big of a mistake it is to...

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  • By Christina M. Butz
  • Published: February 2006
Why Dad Did You Choose Suicide?

Why Dad,
Why did you chose to die?
You left no note and me with why?
You thought you were doing what was best and right....

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On May 11th 2012 I received a phone call at work from my dad's then girlfriend saying "your dad did what uncle tim did" my world crashed around me. I was 19 at the time and my siblings were...

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The Fight

My bodies cold
lips are blue
why did I do this because of you?
...

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A few times in my life I have thought about dying but didn't 'cause I knew it would hurt my boyfriend and friends. This poem reminds me of all those times I would cut a little bit too deep....

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How Could You?
  • By Jude Gurr
  • Published: February 2010
The Man She Could Never Have

I'll walk down the aisle all alone
No ones there they all went home

I see the coffin I see your face...

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Beautiful! I am very sorry for your loss. I must tell you I had no plan of leaving a comment when I found this site tonight...having one of those random moments of grief that brought me...

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Cousin Suicide Poem
  • By Carina Spencer
  • Published: November 2011
My Best Friends Departure

I jumped, you caught me.
I laughed, you joked.
I was down, you picked me up.
I crumbled, you glued me back together....

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I'm the author of this poem and every now and then I read it to remind me of how far I have come. At the time of writing this I was very lost and this was my way of expressing my feelings. I...

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Brother Suicide Regret Poem
  • By Lisa Milczarski
  • Published: July 2013
Gone Too Soon

I know your in heaven dancing and free
but there's so much more you should be here to see.

So many things I never got to say...

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My daughter took her life in 2008 aged 24. I miss her every day..I am blessed she...

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