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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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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My father committed suicide in 2004 two weeks before Christmas. I'll never forget that awful day! My life was shattered when I went into his bedroom and saw his lifeless body and the gun on...

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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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This poem really touched my heart. It reminds me of all the tims I have failed as a daughter to my mother. I'm dreadfully sorry for it all. The pain to you must be hard.

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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  • 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 February 1, 2016, my whole world changed when I found my son hanging from the rafters in his bedroom. Reading this poem really touched my heart, and I remember asking the same question:...

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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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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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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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Hey everyone. My name is Melissa. I'm in my mid-twenties and have been cutting since I was 13. I didn't have a calm home life, and I started working when I was 7. By the time I worked, I had...

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