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.
60 Poems about Suicidal Depression
Her face is puffy and red, while painful tears stream down her sad face.
She cries out loudly, hoping someone will hear her silent screams.
So many voices going through her head,
telling her how better she would feel if she were dead.
She places her shaking hands over her ears, trying not to listen.
She yells out once again for help, yet no one comes to her rescue.
She then remains sitting there on her cold bathroom floor, while the clock ticks by.
Her body begins to shake uncontrollably, unable to stop it all.
Starting to realize that no one cares, feeling so alone and helpless.
She finally comes to the decision that there is only one thing left to do.
She brings her shaking hands together, closes her eyes and prays.
She speaks to god one last time and tells him this:
"Lord, I'm so tired and the pain inside doesn't want to go away.
I can no longer shed anymore tears, for my eyes hurt me really bad.
The voices in my head don't want to go away.
My heart aches so bad that it's become too unbearable for me.
No one loves me, no one cares, no one wants me, and no one can help me now.
I tried being the good girl everyone wanted, but it wasn't good enough.
All I wanted was for someone to love me God.
Was I asking too much?
I'm so sorry God but I have to end my suffering the only way I know how.
Please forgive me God for what I'm about to do."
She opens her eyes for the last time, and quickly grabs for the razor blade.
She forces the sharp blade against her wrist.
She starts slitting her veins, deeper and deeper into her flesh.
The dark blood pours out more and more onto the floor all over.
Feeling weaker and weaker, becoming more and more unconscious by the seconds,
the blade drops from her hand onto that cold floor, her final resting place.
Her cold body now collapses to the floor and she slowly begins to feel the pain fade away along with her soul, finally falling into an endless sleep.
She lays there dead, yet free of pain.
It is now quiet, no screams, no tears, no suffering, just utter silence.Latest Shared Story
This poem has touched me. When I was 8 years old, I had been abused physically, emotionally, and sexually by female family members from both sides of my parents' family. I've been thrown out...
2. A Silent WarLetter 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.
I never got to say goodbye or tell you that I care,
You must have felt all alone, desperate, hurt, and scared.
I wonder why you felt so bad that your pain engulfed your life,
I wonder if you thought of us, your daughter and your wife.
If I could go back in time and try to ease your pain,
I would dry all your tears when they fell like rain.
It must have been a place so dark that you could not see the light,
But here I am, your pain I feel, I cry myself to sleep at night.
So Daddy please forgive me, I was only 15 at the time,
I didn't realize how lucky I was that you were all mine.Latest Shared Story
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...
It calls me closer, it calls me near.
"Just once and it'll be over,"
Death whispers in my ear.
Irresistible is its sweet entice.
Staring down, which one to slice,
I observe my previous tries,
My unseen hurt and earlier cries.
No peace in my mind, no peace in my head.
The quiet, intelligent me, long since fled.
Anger and rage consume me.
My mind's demons bursting to be free.
The walls of my cage finally cave.
"Just be still, just be brave."
I slash down with an improvised knife.
"Forget this world, forget my life."
Blood oozes and drips down the drain.
A slight tingle but no real pain.
A calmness comes over me.
My last attempt please, it's got to be.
"Screw everyone that's made me into this."
The very same people who I'm going to miss.
Tears stream down my cheek,
My head feels heavy, I get dizzy and legs go weak.
Darkness surrounds me, I get a glimpse of the abyss.
I embrace the darkness, then hear a shriek...
Then nothing.... blankness, no sound
I feel my body drifting
I hear scraping, something's stirring around.
Surrounding me, I can hear creatures shifting.
I hear a scream, I hear a moan.
I want my family, I'm all alone.
I hear a cry, I hear a sob
And realize it's my own.
I know I have sinned, still I pray to God,
"Please get me out of this hell."
I start to yell...
No sound out of my mouth, only in my mind.
No one to help me, no one for me to find.
I've never felt so scared....
My soul finally screamed and despaired.
"I give up..."
My consciousness returns
As it starts to get bright.
I feel myself falling.
A faint faraway voice, I hear someone calling.
Brighter now, getting brighter still.
I feel myself escaping from this hell.
Has it been months or has it been years
Since I was stuck in that prison,
Trapped with my fears?
I open my eyes and look around.
I'm lying in a bed in a hospital gown.
The worried looks on their faces makes me ashamed.
Sitting and staring, no one makes a sound.
"Sorry" is all I say...
Mother starts crying, my farther is sad.
Finding me like that, must have been bad...
I get a kiss and a cuddle,
A pat from my father.
My mind's in a muddle.
I still manage a small smile,
And close my eyes for a while.
I promise myself, from this day on and till I die
I'm going to be the best person I can
Or at least try.
Like an old cliché,
"Live every day like it's the last."
Forget all the bad days, I'm leaving them in the past.
The sun is shining, my dark clouds have vanished.
My demons have gone, finally banished
Life is good, life is great.
Forget wallowing in self pity
I tell you, straight.Latest Shared Story
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...
4. How I Feel
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?
I see the pain I cause you, with every tear I shed.
I plead with you now mum, let me go instead.
I wish I could take you with me, to a happy place,
Whether it exists though, is time for me to face.
Can I ask for your forgiveness? For you to set me free.
It may seem ungrateful, but this life's not meant for me.
Thank you for all your love, for all the time we shared,
It means the world to me, to know that someone cared.Latest Shared Story
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...
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.
Why, oh why, did you have to end the fight?
Your pain is something I will never understand.
You must have been so afraid to take this stand.
You left me with a title I am sad to attain:
Suicide Survivor, but who should I blame?
I know your decision was painful to make.
The thoughts in your head
Must have been unbearable to take.
Now that you're gone, I think of you a lot.
You couldn't have known the suffering this has brought.
I pray you are at peace my angel, but I am in pain.
I count the minutes to heaven and seeing you again.Latest Shared Story
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...
6. The Fight
My body's cold,
lips are blue.
Why did I do this because of you?
I feel the earth below me
like a pillow under my head.
No knives, no guns, but pills instead.
The bottle lays empty,
What did I do? What did I do?
My spirit floats, my body lays.
My lover finds me,
and he prays.
I reach for him.
I'm sucked away,
like a deep crest of a wave.
He pounds the ground,
screaming why, oh why?
I asked myself why did I?
My parents arrive, my best friend too
I thought to myself, what did I do!?
I look away, the pain's too deep.
My life is over because of me.
I look back for one last glance.
They zip me up in the body bag.
I did this to ease my pain.
I lost instead of gained.
As I look down at my family,
I regret that night.
My life stopped ticking
because of a fight.Latest Shared Story
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...
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
he sat and cried as he thought
everything that's happened
has all been my fault
he said if I was gone
this would all be better
and he told her
"I love you now more than ever"
he said "trust me
this is for the best
you will see
cause after I'm gone
no more fighting, you'll be free"
he grabbed a bullet
an put it in the gun
said, "I love you so much
but now I have to run"
he said "I'm sorry I can't take this no more.
I've let down so many people
I wish I could go back to before"
he hung up the phone
and pulled the trigger
looked down at his chest
as the pain grew bigger
his eyes filled with tears
they started to pour
as soon as his family ran in
he fell to the floorLatest Shared Story
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...
8. That GirlDad 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."
But she wasn't okay
Because your baby girl took her life today.
She couldn't keep running
And she wouldn't stand living.
Her silent pleas for love
Left her heart on black doves.
"I'm in pain."
Her innocence cut, her pride slain.
Her cries fell on deaf ears,
So no one realized her fears.
No one saw her fatal change
Until her heart was out of range.
She wrote out letters,
Saying her life would be better.
She laid the pistol on her heart
And blew her body apart.
Her parents cry themselves to sleep
And all her friends weep.
They loved that girl well
And left her alone in hell.
Maybe her soul can be free
And everyone will see
The lost life of one teen
And the love there could have been.Latest Shared Story
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...
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.
I loved you; you loved me back.
You jumped; I couldn't catch you.
You forgot to laugh; I couldn't remind you.
You were down; I couldn't hold you.
You crumbled; I had no glue.
You loved me; I still love you.
Without any warning or sign,
You ventured to a world divine.
I refused to say goodbye,
Yet tonight I cry.
My tears are for you, my friend,
But our legacy will not end.
For I shall see you soon,
But first I have living to do.
I promise I won't forget.
Your face is embedded in my heart.Latest Shared Story
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...
10. Goodbye Mum
This is your son,
I am writing this to you,
To tell you I'm done.
Hold back those tears,
Please don't cry
Don't make this any harder,
For me tonight.
You will see,
This is the only way,
For I am too much of a burden,
To you everyday.
I know by now,
You've met my soul mate,
Her name is Snow White,
This was just fate.
She led me away,
From your warm nest,
Each and everyday.
All the lies and deceit,
I had to tell,
I can't stop now,
I am completely under her spell.
When you found out,
And you didn't believe my lies,
Again I'm so sorry,
For giving you those black eyes.
Every night you stayed up,
Dreading that knock on the door,
Is the number of reasons,
I can no longer ignore.
There is no way out,
Of this darkness and despair,
A long time ago,
God abandoned your prayers.
So you see,
There is only one way,
To kill myself now,
And end the pain today.
For this brief moment,
My thoughts are clear,
These ten more doses,
Means relief for you is near.
Don't blame yourself mum,
You raised me right,
I messed everything up,
But I'll fix this tonight.
You may not see it now
But over time your pain will ease
I love you, goodbye
Yours sincerely, now at peaceLatest Shared Story
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...
I think I have had just about enough
of the sympathetic "stick it out and be tough."
I abhor the person who said the line,
"Don't worry honey, everything'll be fine."
Beware to the person who comes my way
saying, "Tomorrow will be a better day."
I wish I could meet the person who made
that all around classic "don't be afraid."
Can you understand what these lines do?
Nothing, that's my point of view.
People get sick of the same old stuff.
Not everyone is your definition of "tough."
These lines are a way to justify means
that we've done our part as human beings.
Some people think "oh they're fine"
after the end of your clever little line.
But do you understand the turmoil and strife
that may be poisoning this person's life?
They dig for understanding like a heartbroken miner,
and all you can give is a sorry one-liner.
We all must do our part
in helping people gain a new start.
These things go slowly, I know.
The least we can do is try though.
People get sick of the same old stuff.
As I've said, I've had enough.Latest Shared Story
I wanted to commit suicide because I felt like I wasn’t good enough, and every morning I would ask myself, “Why doesn’t anybody love me?” Until I remembered I had to stay strong, that the...
As I press the blade
Against my pale skin
The blood flows
From the wounds
Echoing my inner pain
As I feel the knife
Slicing into me
I only deserve pain
As I realize what I've done
I feel accomplishment
As I gaze at the marks upon my skin
People are horrified
Don't understand why
Neither do ILatest Shared Story
I started when I was 9 but it wasn't serious to begin with. I started wanting to seriously kill myself at 11 though. Now I'm almost 16 and I'm on the edge of my life......
How Could You?
I'll walk down the aisle all alone
No ones there they all went home
I see the coffin I see your face
How could you do such a disgrace
I can't hear your voice I can't speak your name
This doesn't feel like before it doesn't feel the same
I don't understand I can't contemplate
All I do is feel so much misery and hate
Why did you leave me why did you die
Was it to waste my time or watch me cry
How could this be better how can I remain
When every breathe I take causes so much pain
As the day goes by I have to watch my loved ones cry
Just because you couldn't stand to live that you had to die
I don't know what you were thinking but I see what you have done
And all of this just because you thought drugs would be fun
I can't do this anymore I can't stand to watch them fall
As your drunken little girl stumbles down the hall
Into your empty bedroom she hurries up her pace
You can tell she has been crying from the marks left on her face
Do you feel better know you've gone
Will she feel better knowing she was wronged
She was taken from her dad
The only man that loved her he was all she had
Now she is left with nothing Just a picture and your ring
Does she know she will see you die every night in her dreams
You where once her dad
And know you're the man she can never have.Latest Shared Story
I was searching for a way to help my best friend. She tried to take her own life. I thought it was just because of her parents' divorce, but I read this poem and the comments and I spoke to...
14. Happy 17Dad Loses Daughter To Suicide
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
With big brown eyes and a gorgeous smile
Why couldn't you stay longer than a while
An aura you had that shown like a star
I search and look in the night sky you are
As quickly as you arrived
You had suddenly departed
Not right, not fair
For your life had only just started
So today a wish I make for you
One of love and happiness
Happy birthday to my girl so true
You'll always be in my heart and soul
Beautiful as a butterfly
Your spirit set free
Wishing I could be near you
To hold you close to me
Happy birthday my sweetheart
Forever lovedLatest Shared Story
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,...
As I sit in my room,
Wondering what I should do,
I slowly take this knife,
And try to form a better life.
The pain is released from my body by now,
I just can't help but to scream out loud.
Everything is erased,
I know I can easily be replaced.
I'm stuck in this place,
Against all human race,
Drinking away the pain,
It keeps me from going insane.
The dark is one place I don't fear,
Asking myself, when am I getting out of here?
These thoughts keep coming to my mind,
Just wish I could find,
The truth that says it all.
I want to give up and just let everything fall.
The world as we know it is coming to an end.
I'm wondering if I should press, delete, or send?
Where were you when I needed you the most?
Why are you so scared of my ghost?
Trying to keep from falling apart,
Stabbing me in the heart.
I know that my future isn't supposed to be here,
It's supposed to be in a grave that is very near.
I want to say goodbye to my family and friends,
Just want to let you know that there are dead ends.
Whatever happens in the future,
I want you to know what I say is pure.
If there was one piece of advice I could give,
I would say just sit back and live how you want to live.
Now I think it's time for me to go,
In hopes that this poem will bring you home.
Is this **** really true,
I don't know what else I can do.
I want to give you this rose,
The end was so close,
But now it's so far away,
That is I'm done, I have no more to say.Latest Shared Story
Don't ever feel that your pain is going to end with taking away your life. It doesn't, you just stop living, and your very last memory of life is how unhappy you are. That is it. The Only...
You Left Too Soon
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?
If you'd known we'd cry so violently
and struggle just to breathe,
would that have made a difference?
Would you still have chosen to leave?
You left without a warning;
you left without saying "goodbye."
You left us with only questions.
The most important one is "why?"
Why did you believe
you had to face this world alone?
Why did you suffer silently?
We would have helped if we had known.
How long had you been hurting
before deciding you were done?
I'm glad your pain has ended,
but our pain has just begun.
So when you see us start to fall apart,
when our pain is too much to bear,
please take our hands and guide us;
remind us that you're there.
Help us hold on to the part of you;
you left us with your song.
Keep playing it in heaven.
We'll write the words and sing along.Latest Shared Story
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...
Poem About A Friends Suicide
A smile, a laugh
a tear, a frown
a sad young boy none knew was falling down
he was falling way too fast
no one seems to notice
no one seemed to hear
for when he put that gun in place
no one happened to be near
he left with out a warning
he left without a sign
just a dead young boy
with a shallow gun by his side
again no one heard
as his death was being fired
and after the funeral was planned
after everybody came
the tears fell on his casket
they left a foot printed stain
then everyone noticed
then everyone heard
for the warning had came
the signs were all right there
now there is no smile
now there is no laugh
now there's just a tear
and his picture placed in glass
since he left no letter
since he left no trace
the gun spoke his last words
that gun (it) put this sad young boy; right back in his place...
rip AlexLatest Shared Story
My name is Jessica. My best friend Sammy committed suicide a few days ago. On June 11th 2014 to be exact. It hit me hard. I was talking to her when it happened. She slit her wrists the wrong...
18. Gone Too SoonBrother Suicide Regret Poem
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
because I never thought that you would go away.
I never told you 'cause I thought that you knew,
but would that have changed what you planned to do?
I am glad that you are free from the fears you held inside,
but I wish you had come to me and put aside your pride.
The world is a lonelier place without you.
I guess that you thought this was all you could do.
When I see you again, I'll tell you that you were wrong
and how much I've missed you every day you've been gone.Latest Shared Story
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...
19. 15 Stitches
Fifteen stitches on my left arm
Had nothing to do with the pain in my heart.
Broken glass was what did the harm,
Not the thoughts in my head or the hand that I love.
Behind the bandage were the secrets I kept
With no one to blame but two troubled heads.
You never saw all the clues that I left,
Not even the letter that said where I went.
I could have posted it up on a billboard or wall
But you would have looked past it with no clue at all.
I kept it inside for a really long time
With nothing to show but the tears that I cried.
You're perfect! You told me you do nothing wrong
And that's what I thought when I did what I've done.
Again the tears fell from the eyes of a child
Who never felt loved, not even a while.
A's and A's were my grades in school.
With that, I thought that I had you fooled,
But as soon as a B or C would show up
Your word would bring back the blood from my arm.
We're your parents! You told me we know what's best for you now!
So how come you locked me in this hell house
I tried to escape, I tried to just leave
But no one would give me a sharp knife or key
Only the dead can come back to life
But why does the living feel so dead inside
I repeated that over and over again
But that wouldn't change the thoughts in my head
I'm not perfect! I said I do everything wrong!
And that's what I said when you knew what I've done
Dripping down was the blood of a child
Who never felt loved, not even a while
As I fell on the floor I heard a soft voice
Who said you're okay, who said you're with god
I don't want to be! I yelled I don't want to be here!
I just wanted parents who would love me to tears!
In a hospital bed I woke up the next day
In a room full of candies, flowers and heads
Kisses and hugs were all thrown my way
Gross comments and yelling were all miles away
I lifted my head as I turned to the door
Two people stepped in that I've never see before
Half smiles on their faces and flowers galore
They gave one kLatest Shared Story
This hit my heart. because my son used to cut 4 to 5 times a week. trying to commit suicide. Eventually he succeeded by hanging himself at Silverlake Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA
If anyone will listen
to what I'm about to say,
please understand the hurt I feel
And how I got this way.
Left behind in darkness,
wedged between walls of ice,
I pray that someone hears me,
friend, foe, or even Jesus Christ.
Isolated in my fears,
caught between truth and the lies.
Will someone hear me screaming,
Or hear my desperate, pleading cries?
I don't believe in loving,
or having a caring friend,
because the second that you trust them,
is the second that they bend.
So in this hollow heart of mine
Is a ivy of envy that's staring to twine
and sprout the weeds of guilt
That slowly began to quilt
Over my hatred that began to grow,
Over my soul's ocean to ever flow,
Which to that I began to fall,
and to which I lost it all.
I'm sorry for the people I've hurt,
With this death I have presented,
But seeing what this could've been,
There's nothing that could've been prevented.Latest Shared Story
Hi, I am Nobuhle Maseko and am 13 years of age, and I, too, have the same dream. I want to do better in life, succeed, and make myself happy by reaching my goals.
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