Depression Poems by Teens

Depression Poems by Teens

Poems about Depression

Depression has become an epidemic amongst the teen population. Some of its prevalence can be blamed on hormonal changes as a teenager matures. However, the main reason for depression in teenagers is sadness felt as a result of struggling to get to know one's self and new intense feelings which are being felt for the first time.

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Poem About The Harsh Truth Of Life With Depression
  • By Mn
  • Published: August 29, 2014
Who They Wanted Her To Be

She took a deep breath,
She counted to three
A picture in her head,
Of who they wanted me to be....

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  • Votes 710
  • Rating 4.66
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"this is me giving up... this is one last goodbye."
you made me want to cry.

I was just at the hospital yesterday. my anti-depression drugs caused urinary retention. ...

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  • By Kasi
  • Published: November 2009
The Mask

I'm great, fine, spectacular. In a way
I relish every night, and I live every day.
I live, I laugh, I write, I sing,
I wonder what the new days will bring....

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  • Emailed 39
  • Votes 1584
  • Rating 4.63
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WOW this poem is so true. I can agree with every word in this poem. I am 17 years old and I already have tried to end my own life. I used to wake up every morning and put on the same mask....

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  • By Emily
  • Published: August 2010
Nobody Knows

Nobody knows how different I am
The outside of me is not afraid
Not full of pain, or even ashamed
I smile and all of those ignorant fools believe...

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  • Rating 4.60
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I was drafted into this war at the age of twelve. Now, I'm 31, and the mother of 3 beautiful daughters. My oldest is twelve. I pray they are better than me at holding on to their own...

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Pain Poem
  • By Thalia
  • Published: November 2008
Lost

What do you call it when all you feel is pain?
When your loved ones look at you and all you feel is shame?
When your tired of living and playing this game?
when you know your life is meaningless and your the only one to blame?...

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  • Stories 55
  • Emailed 81
  • Votes 1781
  • Rating 4.59
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Nice poem it really touched me because that's my life. 15 girls just gang up on me always and it's harder when there's nobody to talk to. So here's a tip just move on in life and stand up to...

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Poem On Hiding Depression From Parents
  • By Miika
  • Published: November 2010
I'll Keep It Hidden

My world is falling, crumbling apart, life is meaningless & that's just the start
My hearts so sore, I can feel it breaking & I swear to god it leaves me shaking
Late at night till early in the morning, lying in bed eyes wide open. Didn't sleep last night, like all the others, instead I just lie crying in the covers
Quick, wipe away all the tears before they come near. must hide this depression & the feelings of fear...

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  • Stories 40
  • Emailed 8
  • Votes 470
  • Rating 4.59
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I totally get it. I'm 13 as well and I'm struggling with: depression, anxiety, self harm, bullimia and mild ocd. I know the reaction that I would get if I told them how I feel, they would...

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  • By Grecia
  • Published: August 2011
Wrist Cutter

I slit my wrist to erase the pain,
you look at me, and think I'm insane,
my eyes turn red, bleeding my tears,
and still you try to protect me from my worst fears....

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  • Stories 5
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  • Votes 571
  • Rating 4.59
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I think that this poem is very touching in a way that a lot of people wouldn't understand. Some people might even read this and find it disturbing and dark. But to people who have truly gone...

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  • By Marco Barnes
  • Published: January 2009
This Mirror

Another 24 hours poured into the cement
Living through another's persons regrets..
Just one piece of a puzzle, too big to comprehend
Cant see the end, left the lights on again...

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  • Stories 4
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  • Votes 191
  • Rating 4.57
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This sounds like it could be a song. I Love it! :)

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Mom
  • By Cassidy
  • Published: March 2011
Do You Care?

I sit and wait for you to be there
Sometimes I wonder if you even care?
I sit and I cry waiting for the end
All you do is sit there and pretend...

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  • Stories 17
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  • Votes 205
  • Rating 4.56
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I can relate to this. When I was six my mom left after trying to kill herself. Her bf was abusing and they never even noticed me at all when I was there. The only time they acknowledged my...

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  • By Sarah
  • Published: March 2011
Confused

Do you think it's possible for a heart to cry?
Do you think I could just turn the truth into a lie?
Do you believe to leave the past behind?
Do you believe you can see but still be blind?...

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  • Rating 4.56
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I have been Sexually abused by my grandfather for 3 years now. People shove me in the hall, calling me these cruel names. "Worthless" "Fat" "Pathetic" All I want is for one day not to be...

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Family Doesn't Care Poem
  • By Alkiera
  • Published: March 2011
You Don't Understand

you don't understand
you never do
I try to explain
but I can't get through to you...

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  • Stories 13
  • Emailed 16
  • Votes 470
  • Rating 4.56
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I really connected to this poem. I have attempted suicide countless times, and have many many scars all over my body. I have a past that's very terrifying. But as long as you have someone,...

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