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 Friends 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. 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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    I am so sorry for what you are having to experience. I have a friend that just had her daughter kill herself while on the phone with her. I am so sorry for your pain and I can only tell you...

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  4. 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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  6. The Fight

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

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    Never let a man treat you like crap. Please get away from that guy. You one day will find someone who will treat you like you should be treated. Be strong. I know it is hard. If ever you feel...

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  7. 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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  8. This Is For The Best

    • By Coty Hoggle
    • Published: February 2008
    Too Much Pressure In Life

    one sad cold night
    a boy sat in his chair
    picked up a gun
    as he ran his fingers through his hair...

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    This poem touched me in a way. I, too, attempted suicide by my prescription pills meant for helping me with anger, pain, and hurt through my childhood. The worst part I'm trying to deal with...

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  10. 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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  11. 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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    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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  12. 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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    Wow, I finally feel like I am not the only one to cut. I am in 10th grade and I started to harm myself. But dear friends, don't you think it's enough now? Don't you think life is too short to...

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  13. Gone Too Soon

    • By Lisa Milczarski
    • Published: July 2013
    Brother Suicide Regret Poem

    I know your 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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    Our beautiful 19 year old daughter took her own life 11/12/15 after suffering for the last 5 years. "If love could have saved her she would have lived forever " she is now at peace, no longer...

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