Explaining Depression

Poems Explaining Depression

10 Poems Explaining Depression

Collection of poems and quotes that explain how it feels to struggle with depression.

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  1. I'm The One To Blame

    What Other People Can't See

    in Depression Poems by Teens

    I smile and laugh wildly, having fun with my friends.
    They don't know what huge lie I have to pretend.
    To my friends, I'm the funny girl who's so full of life.
    They don't know how many times I'd held a bloody knife.

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    They say "be happy." Do you really think I want to be happy? I do, but the cruel people in the world hate me. I try and try and try. But I always just let go. All my friends are so happy...

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  2. Lost

    • By Thalia
    • Published: November 2008
    Pain Poem

    in Depression Poems by Teens

    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 you're tired of living and playing this game?
    When you know your life is meaningless and you're the only one to blame?

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    Sadly, nowadays that's how a good bit of the world's population describes how they feel and the thoughts on their emotional state about their life in general. It's sad. It's NOT you it's...

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  3. From Oppression Comes Light

    • By Erik Whitehead
    • Published: August 2015
    Finding Hope To Overcome Depression

    in Depression Poems

    Depression is oppression.
    It's a deadly hidden message
    Defined by self-hate.
    It seals its prisoner's fate.

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    Yes, it's true. There are demons we have to fight every day.

  4. The Daily Battle

    • By Max S.
    • Published: March 2015
    Poem About Depression And Self-Image Issues

    in Depression Poems

    It is the darkest, deepest place one can travel to alone,
    A solo journey filled with struggles and groans.
    Every day is a new battle against the same foe,
    But the enemy fights back with psychological blows.

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    • Rating 4.51
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    This is an awesome poem! This is how I feel most days.

  5. Demons Inside

    • By Aimee Jones
    • Published: March 2017
    Trying To Explain Depression

    in Depression Poems

    It's hard to explain those
    demons inside,
    the daily struggle,
    the daily ride.

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    • Rating 4.48
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    This poem really catches something in me. I'm 17 and have struggled with depression since I was around 12. Diagnosed when I was 15 and hospitalized twice for trying to end my life. Depression...

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  7. Chasing Sunsets

    • By Natalie Grace
    • Published: March 2016
    Unknown Struggle With Depression

    in Depression Poems by Teens

    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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    • Rating 4.43
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    I am 17 years old and have been struggling with depression and anxiety for six years. The people who notice don't care enough to help me get help. I would love just for a day to get a...

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  8. Behind This Face

    Hiding Your True Feelings When Suffering From Depression

    in Depression Poems

    Behind this calm face there is a raging storm,
    Like a war in my head since the day I was born.

    Behind this smile there is a lonely sad frown,

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    • Votes 17
    • Rating 4.35
  9. Describing Imaginary Things

    • By Katie R.
    • Published: July 2017
    Poem Describing How Depression Feels

    in Depression Poems by Teens

    "I'm tired," I say,
    "That's all."
    And in a way, I guess it's true.
    In every other way,

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    • Rating 4.28
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  10. Darkness

    • By Cassie
    • Published: June 2007

    in Depression Poems

    It's like a plague that never goes away,
    Or an animal and its prey.
    It waits...
    And waits...

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    • Rating 4.22
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    Yes .very true..and other people think that you're weak minded..its been 2 years since my divorce. I was with my wife over 16 years ..I gave everything for her and my kids..but she said...

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  11. Indescribable

    • By Mack
    • Published: October 2015
    Poem About The Hate And Pain Of Depression

    in Depression Poems by Teens

    The burning hate,
    so severe, everlasting,
    the hate you take every day,
    that you absorb,

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    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 39
    • Rating 4.13
    Featured Shared Story

    I am very touched by this poem . I have favored it and I will show it to others if asked about depression. Thank you!


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