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.

Depressing Poems that Helps you Cope with Pain


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  1. I Do Feel Everything

    • By Jillian J. Schudiske
    • Published: May 21, 2020
    Not Being Able To Speak Out About My Depression

    I feel like there is nowhere to go.
    I feel like I can't get out.
    I feel like there is no one I can show.
    I feel like I can't shout.

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  3. Waves

    Waves Of Depression

    I was just sitting there,
    Watching TV,
    When a wave of sadness
    Washed over me.

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  4. Silent Screams

    • By Aaron
    • Published: September 4, 2019
    Depression And Anxiety

    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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    I could see myself in this poem notably when I was scrambling to tell my friends the reason of my immediate change. I was once so voracious, I say my thoughts out loud, and I was so...

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  6. Depression

    Depression Is A Monster

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

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    This is a very true poem; I suffer from severe depression and a little social anxiety. Your poem basically summed up what depression feels like. You did an amazing job. It is hard to describe...

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  7. Behind This Face

    Hiding Your True Feelings When Suffering From Depression

    Behind this calm face there is a raging storm,
    Like a war in my head since the day I was born.

    Behind this smile there is a lonely sad frown,

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  8. A Prayer By Me

    A Final Plea For Help

    No one knows what I feel today
    Or that I'm dying inside.
    No one knows the pain I'm in,
    For it's nothing a smile can't hide.

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  10. Dead Inside

    Pretending To Make It Through Life

    She may seem alive
    But she's dead inside.
    How can one live
    When the important things died?

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    This hit me hard. This is exactly what I felt every day. Without my "friends" I had nothing to think about. I felt numb. With them I can't think about what's happening inside my head.

  11. The Darkness

    • By Dallas E. Krystof
    • Published: July 17, 2018
    Loved Ones Not Understanding Your Depression

    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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    This poem describes how I feel constantly on the inside and how I handle the fog of depression that threatens to swallow me whole. I know I'm not alone, but it helps to have a reminder of who...

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  12. Hollow

    Feeling Numb

    Do you feel them?
    She was numb and frozen,
    Yet it dimly sparkled like a dying gem.

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    When you feel empty and hollow, I feel like it's easy to feel alone. This poem helped me realize that I am not alone and that there are other people out there who struggle to feel again, who...

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  13. Lost And Found

    • By Nicola
    • Published: April 2018
    A Family Coping With Depression

    Lost - a mother depended on for everything
    Found - a father who helped make us more decisive

    Lost - a mother quick witted and kind

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    I almost lost a friend to suicide, but the doctors saved him. It was basically an attempt. He lives in North Carolina, but I couldn't just walk to North Carolina because I live in West...

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