Depression Poems

Depression Poems

Poems about Depression

Depression has a different quality than the normal range of sadness that you may feel throughout the day. When you are depressed you do not feel like being with anybody. You either sleep way more than usual or you can hardly sleep at all. Similarly, your appetite is either nonexistent or increases dramatically. Your energy level goes way down and you have a feeling of hopelessness about life. As difficult as it may be it is important to get out of the house and get some help. You are not alone.

59 Depressing Poems that Helps you Cope with Pain

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  1. 1. Describing Imaginary Things

    • By Katie R.
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2017 with permission of the Author.

    "I'm tired," I say,
    "That's all."
    And in a way, I guess it's true.
    In every other way,

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  3. 2. Demons Of Darkness


    • By Olivia B
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2015 with permission of the Author.

    She stood on the bridge
    In silence and fear,
    For the demons of darkness
    Had driven her here.

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    This is such an inspiring poem. I am a seventh grader with depression and it is because of my loving boyfriend that I am still alive. Please, anyone who is depressed, know that there is...

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  5. 3. Silent Screams


    • By Aaron
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2019 with permission of the Author.

    Can't you hear my silent screams?
    They are so loud they echo in my dreams.

    Behind this face that carries a smile

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    Be strong and keep believing in your true self! Realize that you are not the voices in your head. You are a survivor and your truth matters. You are worthy. Very few people will be able to...

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  6. 4. Scars


    • By Laura R
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2015 with permission of the Author.

    Here on my arm lies a mark that I made.
    When I was so low, I cut with a blade
    To punish my body for being a mess,
    Though here is my testament, I must confess...

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    Hi Sarah,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on my poem. It really means a lot to hear that it helps you. I was worried initially to share my poem so publicly as it was...

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  7. 5. Behind The Mask


    • By Melisa Bernards
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2015 with permission of the Author.

    Hiding the hurt, hiding the pain,
    Hiding the tears that fall like rain.
    Saying I'm fine when I'm anything but.
    This ache in my soul rips at my gut.

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    Thank you so much! I'm so happy my experiences can have an affect on others. I always felt so alone, but it's time for all of us to realize we aren't alone, and we need to stand together and...

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  8. 6. Struggling With Depression And Suicide


    • By Debbie Leads
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2007 with permission of the Author.

    Days of endless struggle.
    More hopeful pills today,
    Trying to appear "normal"
    In some sort of way.

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    I am a 19-year-old orphan girl born in Congo and raised in South Africa. During the war back then, my father was murdered in front of my family and me. The soldiers entered our home while we...

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  9. 7. The Darkness


    • By Dallas E. Krystof
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2018 with permission of the Author.

    You would never know it,
    The constant pain I feel,
    Because in the light of day
    It almost isn't real.

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    • Stories 12
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    • Votes 2435
    • Rating 4.58
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    This poem is so relatable. I grew up with a drug addict father who abused my mom. Now that I have gotten older and I understand what addiction is, all it does is break my heart. I always put...

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  10. 8. Do You Know


    • By Michelle Boyd
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2009 with permission of the Author.

    Do you know a life of loneliness and one filled with pain,
    living a life with nothing to gain,
    Surrounded by darkness, overwhelmed with shame.
    A life without peace with no one to blame.

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    Well, same stuff, but I know I need to be strong for my kids! The thing that crushes me is my 6-year-old hears his dad call me a whore or say, “Mommy's just crazy, Roman." My son, now after 2...

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  11. 9. Depression


    Depression is a monster
    That destroys both heart and soul.
    It tortures without mercy
    And consumes its victim whole.

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    My Dear Malainse,
    I am sobbing right now! Your words have both broke and filled my heart. Let me share with you, you have touched my life so much and lifted my spirits clear to the sky. I...

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  12. 10. Sometimes


    • By Lucy Petersen
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2020 with permission of the Author.

    Sometimes I can't find the words
    That fill my messy head.
    Can't find the effort to smile
    Or get out of my silly old bed.

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    Few words to explain me. Thanks, dear. You are not alone.

  13. 11. Taking It Day By Day


    • By Vincent Ramos
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2009 with permission of the Author.

    Each day I live, the pain consumes
    What little sanity I have bloomed,
    Like walking in a cloud of fog
    Falling down, sinking into smog.

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    Hi Anamika!
    I'm really sorry that you have to go through the same thing that I've had to struggle with. You're right! It can be very awkward to tell your parents about your depression! The...

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  14. 12. From Oppression Comes Light


    • By Erik Whitehead
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2015 with permission of the Author.

    Depression is oppression.
    It's a deadly hidden message
    Defined by self-hate.
    It seals its prisoner's fate.

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    This poem is very well written and it gave me chills because of how amazing it is. I'm going through these poems in search of one to use for prose and poetry, an academic event, i take part...

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  15. 13. Inside Out


    • By Angie M Flores
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2008 with permission of the Author.

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    Outside lives a girl with a smile that will brighten up the room,
    yet inside hides a girl with a frown full of despair.

    Outside lives a girl with eyes of joy that bring you to ease,

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    Wow, just wow. That's me exactly. I go through my church doors with a smile always on my face, so much so that the youth group nicknamed me Smiley McGee, and I'm so nice to others. I guess...

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  16. 14. The Daily Battle

    • By Max S.
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2015 with permission of the Author.

    It is the darkest, deepest place one can travel to alone,
    A solo journey filled with struggles and groans.
    Every day is a new battle against the same foe,
    But the enemy fights back with psychological blows.

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    This is an awesome poem! This is how I feel most days.

  17. 15. Living A Lie

    • By Lee W. Barker
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2020 with permission of the Author.

    Walking into a typhoon,
    Swimming against the tide,
    That's just how it feels,
    When my truth I have to hide.

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  18. 16. When You Look At Me

    • By Mary
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2017 with permission of the Author.

    When you look at me,
    What do you see?
    I bet if you look deep enough
    You would see right through me.

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  19. 17. Dancing In The Rain

    • By Juli Nielsen
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2016 with permission of the Author.

    You've had those feelings... you wish your life was done.
    You're broken, defeated, and overcome.
    Each day more challenging than the last.
    Moments of weakness...emotions consistently masked.

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    Beautiful. Starting with pessimistic feelings, ending optimistically. True.
    Friends can change our lives for the better. Life is not to suffer, but to enjoy. How Is left to us to...

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  20. 18. Together

    • By Hannah L
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2016 with permission of the Author.

    So--this is where we are.
    After coming so far,
    This is what it's come to.
    After all we've been through,

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    • Rating 4.37
  21. 19. Lost In Pain

    • By Steff
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2017 with permission of the Author.

    Anger. Pain.
    It's getting harder to hide
    All the feelings I've built up inside.

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    • Stories 11
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    • Rating 4.58
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    I totally understand you. I am always putting up masks so no one really knows how I really feel or what I'm really dealing with. And it's dragging me down, and it's like I'm being pulled down...

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  22. 20. Worth

    • By Joel
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2016 with permission of the Author.

    It's hard sometimes to say exactly what I'm worth.
    Sometimes even harder dealing with the hurt.

    To feel like no one's there during all my pain.

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    I know that my post is late, but I hope--by some miracle--you will discover it. I am much older than you, and I, too, have experienced a life that is void of human companionship. It is my...

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