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.

19 Poems about Suicidal Depression

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  1. 1. My Best Friend's Departure


    • By Carina Spencer
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2011 with permission of the Author.

    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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  3. 2. 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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    • Votes 486
    • Rating 4.68
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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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  5. 3. 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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    • Votes 592
    • Rating 4.41
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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. 4. Troubled Heart

    • By Ron Tranmer
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2011 with permission of the Author.

    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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    • Votes 537
    • Rating 4.55
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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. 5. 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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    • Rating 4.58
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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. 6. A Friend Can Save A Life

    • By Paige Bryant
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2015 with permission of the Author.

    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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  9. 7. Save A Life

    • By Emily Tekavec
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2016 with permission of the Author.

    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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    • 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!

  10. 8. Gone Too Soon

    • By Lisa Milczarski
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2013 with permission of the Author.

    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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    • Votes 624
    • Rating 4.52
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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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  11. 9. That Girl

    • By Amber
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2008 with permission of the Author.

    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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  12. 10. A Silent War

    • By Lisa Miktuk
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2010 with permission of the Author.

    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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    • Votes 1171
    • Rating 4.57
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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. 11. Suicidal Thoughts

    • By Jonathan Davis
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2010 with permission of the Author.

    I'm trapped in a box with no intentions to survive
    Praying...asking God why am I still alive
    I go to sleep each night knowing everything I say is a lie
    Knowing that is enough for me to break down and cry

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    • Favorited 47
    • Votes 735
    • Rating 4.64
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    Wow, wow, wow!!! This poem really hit me. I have been down this road before and I did it all alone. This poem showed me that I am not alone. God is able. Even though it may not seem like it,...

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  14. 12. Zach's Poem

    • By Morgan
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2015 with permission of the Author.

    I wish that I could talk to you,
    and beg you not to go.
    I wish I asked what you were going through,
    but now I'll never know.

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    • Votes 260
    • Rating 4.46
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    My brother died on the 20th of August 2017. He hung himself. He had attempted to kill himself 2 times before that. This was the 3rd attempt. I miss him so much and wish I had responded to the...

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  15. 13. Stress Is A Killer

    • By Krista Ceci
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2011 with permission of the Author.

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

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    • Stories 3
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    • Favorited 103
    • Votes 420
    • Rating 4.32
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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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  16. 14. Why Dad Did You Choose Suicide?

    • By Christina M. Butz
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2006 with permission of the Author.

    Why Dad?
    Why did you chose to die?
    You left no note but left me asking why.
    You thought you were doing what was best and right.

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    • Stories 44
    • Shares 588
    • Favorited 28
    • Votes 650
    • Rating 4.57
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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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  17. 15. Missing You Forever

    • By Sanaz Shokravi
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2008 with permission of the Author.

    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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    • Stories 44
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    • Favorited 11
    • Votes 848
    • Rating 4.40
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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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  18. 16. Stay With Me

    • By Olivia M Likens
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2015 with permission of the Author.

    How can I tell you
    How can I say

    What you'll miss

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    • Stories 1
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    • Votes 97
    • Rating 4.37
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    My story is a sad one, as are many of the ones you have to deal with. It's about the loss of my youngest son, who took his own life on August 23, 2020...the day after his 30th birthday. He...

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  19. 17. Became

    • By Jodi M. Kucera
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2021 with permission of the Author.

    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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    • Stories 0
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    • Favorited 7
    • Votes 45
    • Rating 4.73
  20. 18. Suicide

    • By Derryn Brinton-Wood
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2014 with permission of the Author.

    Suicide the headline screams
    And everyone turns their head
    Too frightened, too shocked, too ignorant
    To acknowledge that he is dead

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    • Stories 2
    • Shares 81
    • Favorited 9
    • Votes 274
    • Rating 4.27
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    Hi Audrey,
    Thank you for responding and sharing your story with me. My husband also suffered from bi-polar, so I understand your fear and your pain. What got me through the many years was to...

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  21. 19. Happy 17

    • By Shane
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2008 with permission of the Author.

    Was on this day that your were born
    A ray of sunshine that I adorned
    From heaven above you were sent to us
    Hand crafted and unique, one of a kind you were made

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    • Stories 11
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    • Favorited 17
    • Votes 323
    • Rating 4.49
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    I love reading poems and most times I search for heart touching ones that how I got here
    I remember when I was so young maybe ten twelve or less I used to have lots of thoughts of suicide,...

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