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. Girl Forever Gone

    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....

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    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...

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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 but left me asking 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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  8. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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    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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  13. 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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