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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The Harsh Truth Of Life With Depression
  • By Mn
  • Published: August 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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I feel this way all the time, and whenever I try and talk about how I feel, everyone thinks I'm exaggerating.

  • 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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If I was creative and knew how to write. This is exactly what I would have wrote. This is amazingly easy to relate too.

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Poem About The Unknown Struggle With Depression
  • By Natalie Grace
  • Published: March 3, 2016
Chasing Sunsets

Having depression and anxiety is like being thrown into a raging, surging ocean,
When you don't know how to swim.
Meanwhile, the whole world expects you to keep swimming forward,
To keep excelling and moving onward in this thing called life.

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I am 15 and was finally dignosied with chronic depression and anxiety after being in and out of a facility. Right now I feel like there are more bad days than good ones but the good ones do...

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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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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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  • 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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  • 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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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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  • Rating 4.58
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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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I am 13 and I tried several times to tell my family how I feel. They didn't understand how I felt. I am in seventh grade and I act differently now. My grades are constantly dropping and...

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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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This sounds like it could be a song. I Love it! :)

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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I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I, too, lost my father in an accident, so I guess I can relate in some way.. But I'm not claiming to completely understand how you feel. Only you know...

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Mom
  • By Nicole M. Inman
  • Published: February 2006
Mom

The emptiness that I feel inside
Doesn't have words that I can describe
The loneliness I feel throughout
It was her fault without a doubt...

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My mom was never in my life from the time that I was 15 months old, my father got me potty-trained, walking, and talking. Then I was left to my own devices. By 4 years old I was alone in my...

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