STOP Suicide Poems

STOP Suicide Poems

Poems about Suicide and Depression

When a friend or family member commits suicide, everyone 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 or friends 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.

62 Poems about Suicidal Depression

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  1. 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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  3. If You Would Have Known

    If you could have seen the devastation,
    shattered hearts you'd leave behind, 
    would you still have left this world that day?
    Would it have made you change your mind?

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    Thank you so much for sharing that with me! You are never alone! And you don't have fight life's battles by yourself. Reach out to someone, anyone! There are people ready and waiting by the...

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  4. My Best Friend's Departure

    • By Carina Spencer
    • Published: November 2011

    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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    • Rating 4.58
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    I've struggled a lot over the past year in a severe depressive episode. I've had suicidal thoughts and wanted to end it more times than I can say, but your words are grounding for me. I read...

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  6. Troubled Heart

    The moment you took your life,
    I felt mine ended too.
    If I could only turn back time,
    there's so much I would undo.

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    My friend Caitlin passed from suicide about a month ago now. She texted me saying, "I love you, Tabby," and I thought something was up, so I called her. She told me I was her best friend. I...

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  7. Jim

    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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  8. Save A Life

    • By Emily Tekavec
    • Published: January 2016

    You come to me crying, saying it's done,
    That life is pointless, I shouldn't have one.

    I tell you to stop, I beg and I plead.

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    • Votes 267
    • Rating 4.52
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    This poem is the poem my friend sent me when I was debating taking my life. This poem saved my life, literally. Thank you!

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  10. That Girl

    • By Amber
    • Published: May 2008

    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. A Silent War

    • By Lisa Miktuk
    • Published: February 2010

    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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  12. Missing You Forever

    • By Sanaz Shokravi
    • Published: October 2008

    It's been two weeks today
    that you finally got it your way.
    You left us here, without a farewell,
    leaving behind just your smell.

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    • Rating 4.42
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    I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. My brother took his life on April 7, 2015. It was 4 days after his 50th birthday. He was the baby in our family, and I am the middle...

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  13. Stress Is A Killer

    • By Krista Ceci
    • Published: June 2011

    Stress is feeding on me,
    Sucking out my soul.
    I feel my body weakening,
    it refuses to let go.

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    I know what it is like to think that it would stop all the pain. You feel like it's the only way, but it's not. I thought for me it was the only way. I tried so many times to do it but when I...

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  14. A Friend Can Save A Life

    • By Paige Bryant
    • Published: March 2015

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

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    • Rating 4.40
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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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  15. Became

    He was the geeky kid, carrying all of his books,
    That became a scientist who found the cure for the disease that overtook.

    She was the quiet one, who was afraid no one would listen to what she had to say,

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    • Rating 4.76
  16. Crazy, Crazy On The Wall

    Crazy, crazy on the wall
    Are you the craziest of them all?
    What you doing with that knife?
    Why'd you want to end your life?

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    • Rating 4.71
  17. After You're Gone

    I want to paint a picture;
    it's a scene that you should see.
    If you decide to end your life,
    what becomes of your family?

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    • Votes 38
    • Rating 4.68
  18. How I Feel

    • By Lyn
    • Published: June 2007

    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,
    When all I want to do is close my eyes and die?

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    • Rating 4.66
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    Please don't run and hide. It sounds like you are hurting inside. Please be strong and try to talk to someone about how you are feeling. You are worth it you are not useless or worthless. You...

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  19. Trapped

    • By KELSIE
    • Published: June 2014

    My silent screams go unnoticed,
    My darkened dreams unchecked;
    This emptiness is all consuming,
    Will it steal away my breath?

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    • Rating 4.62
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    I often feel useless, like a waste of space and breath. I hate everything about myself. The only way to make myself feel better, even for just a little bit, is to hurt myself. I always feel...

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  20. The Fight

    My body's 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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  21. Gone Too Soon

    • By Lisa Milczarski
    • Published: July 2013

    I know you're in heaven dancing and free
    but there's so much more you should be here to see.

    So many things I never got to say

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    • Rating 4.56
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    I am so sorry that you lost someone to suicide. I know what you feel like. I have lost someone to suicide before as well, my best friend, Jami. He hung himself on October 20, 2021, at 12:30...

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  22. I Didn't Want You To Die

    • By Bruce Cassidy
    • Published: June 2008

    I miss you man; won't you please come back
    'Cause you were loved; didn't you know that?
    You saved my life; I could talk to you.
    I would have saved yours if only I knew.

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    • Rating 4.55
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    I went behind my best friend's back and talked to his crush. He was mad. I hated myself and I cried. He said stop crying. I'm just upset. He said let's not talk for a few days. I miss him...

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  23. A Friend Commits Suicide

    • By Amiee
    • Published: April 2008

    You were like a brother to me,
    My very best friend.
    You said you would always be there.
    You promised we would never end.

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    • Votes 72
    • Rating 4.46

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