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 Must Be Prevented at All Costs

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Poem About When A Mother Commits Suicide
  • by Allison Washburn
  • Published: May 2012
Deadly Memory

Hand shakes silently as I reach for the knob
Pull my hand back, I'm too weak to do it
Turn to walk away before I remember
I'm doing this for me, I'm doing this for you…

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  • by Mel
  • Published: 2/20/2014
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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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, …

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  • by Pat
  • Published: Apr 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 …

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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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Wow, Amber you did good. This poem is absolutely beautiful, filled with depth and experience that I …

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Too Much Pressure In Life
  • by Coty Hoggle
  • Published: Feb 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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It hurts to read these poems and see that people all live through this suicide situations. My …

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Cousin Suicide Poem
  • by Carina Spencer
  • Published: Nov 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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Today it's been two years since I lost my best friend to suicide. This poem truly said everything I …

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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 personally think that if you are bullied, just push through it. Go to someone you can talk to! …

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  • by Jaclyn
  • Published: Jun 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,…

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What you've written, it's incredible. You have put how I often feel into words that I couldn't. …

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Poem From Father About Sons Suicide
  • by Greg M
  • Published: May 2013
I Had To Cry Tonight

Winter is here, the air is cold, the snow is deep.

His favorite time of year, he loved the outdoors and the
challenges of the hunt, the fish, the race.…

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