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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    Your words were incredibly touching. They captured exactly how my heart is feeling now. My husband was my hero. He saved me so many times. Both of us broken, together we felt whole. He went...

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  3. 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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  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. 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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  8. 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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  10. 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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    • Rating 4.41
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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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  11. 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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    • Votes 147
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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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  12. 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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  13. 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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