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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Suicide Poetry 1 - 10 of 60

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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Wow, Amber you did good. This poem is absolutely beautiful, filled with depth and experience that I myself cannot even fathom. I hope that you are still alive and well, and I hope you never...

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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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I've lost a lot of people so far.. It's gotten so bad.. That I can't get close to someone, I never close my eyes for more then two hours at a time. I'm always waiting for something to happen,...

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  • By Mel
  • Published: February 20, 2014
Child To Dad

It's been 13 years daddy.
I really, really miss you.

Mum said you're not safe, you're not in the beautiful place they call heaven....

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How sad to say such a thing to a child, but don't let that push you down baby girl. God gives mercy and love to all his children. Your daddy is always with you, for you hold him in a special...

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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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This story made me think about my life. I was so tempted to end my life like him. But instead of a gun, I was going to cut deeply and then stab my heart with the knife. I thought about life...

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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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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 dad also committed suicide and I was just 12 years old. He did in front of me, my little brother and all my primary school mates. He not only killed himself, he tried to take my mom with...

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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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This poem has made me realize I shouldn't hate my father, that he wasn't able to see the light. I was 2 1/2 when my father committed suicide. I wasn't told how he died until I was 10. So my...

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  • By Lyn
  • Published: June 2007
How I Feel

Sometimes I just wish, I could run away and hide.
No matter where I go though, these feelings stay inside.
How can I stay here and live each day a lie,
When all I want to do is close my eyes and die?

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What you've written, it's incredible. You have put how I often feel into words that I couldn't. Being able to read your poem is and will continue to be a source of strength when life seems to...

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Girl Forever Gone

Her face is puffy and red, while painful tears stream down her sad face.
She cries out loudly, hoping someone will hear her silent screams.
So many voices going through her head,
telling her how better she would feel if she were dead....

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You have too much depression in you. Cutting yourself makes it worse. Stop that. Go to god in prayer and he will answer you. Have faith in him. He will comfort you and will forever be your...

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