STOP 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 individual's suicide. Group therapy with others who have experienced this trauma as well as individual therapy may be necessary to help cope.

Poetry for Suicidal Depression

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  1. My Best Friend's Departure

    • By Carina Spencer
    • Published: November 2011
    Grieving Cousin's Suicide

    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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    This poem has me crying because I lost my best friend to suicide. I wasn't there to help him or protect him. He was always there for me even on my darkest days. I always tried to be there for...

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  3. Jim

    Suicide Of Brother

    If I had reached out my hand,
    Would you have taken it that day?
    Could I have made you feel better?
    Could I have made you okay?

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    A year ago my best friend and boyfriend killed himself. The real ache lies beneath the fact that I probably knew what was the reason and could have prevented anything from happening had I not...

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  4. Richard Cory

    Whenever Richard Cory went down town,
    We people on the pavement looked at him:
    He was a gentleman from sole to crown,
    Clean favored, and imperially slim.

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    I read this poem as one of the mandatory literary pieces while in High School. Even at that tender age something about the absurdity of life struck me and it continued to haunt me. I tried to...

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  6. Self Harm

    It calls me closer, its calls me near
    "Just once and it'll be over"
    Death whispers in my ear
    Irresistible is its sweet entice

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    Although this poem is quite old, I just wanted to share my thoughts and feeling toward it, since I found it very touching. I'm currently 22 but have had issues with self-harm since high...

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  7. A Friend Can Save A Life

    • By Paige Bryant
    • Published: March 2015
    Poem About A Friend Making A Difference

    That girl's heart aches,
    Her smile is fake.
    The cuts sting,
    Her phone rings.

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    My BEST FRIEND FOREVER is in the exact situation but I can't knock at her door as she's miles away... her mum kicked her out of her own house, so my best friend is living with her aunt and...

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  8. Goodbye Mum

    • By Pat
    • Published: April 2011

    Dear mum,
    This is your son,
    I am writing this to you,
    To tell you I'm done....

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    This one hit me hard. My cousin died on July 18th, 2018. He overdosed on the fourth of July and was on life support until the 18th when we finally had to pull the plug. He did it...

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  10. That Girl

    • By Amber
    • Published: May 2008
    Dad Doesn't Love Me

    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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    Drip drop. Let your tears fall non-stop. Cry your eyes out because he broke your heart. Let those memories fade away and turn into dust because there was no loyalty, trust, or love. Let the...

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  11. The Fight

    My bodies cold
    lips are blue
    why did I do this because of you?
    ...

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    My name is Destiny, and I was sexually abused from my mum's partner's brother, and no one believed me. My mum did something, but they were still angry. Not sure to believe me. Then, I was...

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  12. A Silent War

    • By Lisa Miktuk
    • Published: February 2010
    Letter From Daughter To Dad Who Committed Suicide

    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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    Thank you for this poem. It was two years ago today my father took his own life. By far the most traumatic, life-altering event in my life to this day. He was an addict who suffered severe...

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  13. Why Dad Did You Choose Suicide?

    • By Christina M. Butz
    • Published: February 2006

    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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    I came to this site looking for a comforting suicide survival poem to send to my brother whose fiancé of 12 years with young 4 children hung herself. I just have to say that your comment left...

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