STOP 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 individual's 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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Drip drop. Let your tears fall non-stop. Cry your eyes out because he broke your heart. Let those memories fade away and turn into dust because there was no loyalty, trust, or love. Let the...

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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 just want to say 52 years ago my dad took his life in front of 4 of his 7 kids. I went through therapy; all that did was piss me off. I just started having nightmares about that night this...

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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 am so sorry for what you are having to experience. I have a friend that just had her daughter kill herself while on the phone with her. I am so sorry for your pain and I can only tell you...

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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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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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This was an amazing poem. It touched me right away. I sent all my thoughts and prayers to her. I know how it feels to lose someone very close to you from suicide. I am a survivor. For so many...

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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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  • Rating 4.54
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I wanted to tell you as a poet, comments like yours aren't a bother. They show that what we chose to write about is relatable and can have an effect on others who have been through situations...

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The Fight

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

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I’ve tried to do something like this before. I overdosed, cut, stood on top of a tall building and wanted to fall until someone found me leaning forward and I stopped. I have run away before...

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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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Self Harm

It calls me closer, its calls me near
"Just once and it'll be over"
Death whispers in my ear
Irresistible is its sweet entice ...

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I totally understand you. I am 13 years old and I have been depressed for six years now. A couple months ago I told the guy I liked that I cut and that I had tried to kill myself before,...

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