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. 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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  3. Demons Of Darkness

    • By Olivia B
    • Published: September 2015
    Poem About Demons Inside

    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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  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. 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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  7. Scars

    • By Laura R
    • Published: October 2015
    Poem About Winning The Battle Over Self-Harm

    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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    Hey Taylor,
    I really appreciate your comment on my poem. Thank you so much. When I experienced self-harm I really found poetry to be my outlet and a bit like a lifeline because it was...

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  8. Behind The Mask

    • By Melisa Bernards
    • Published: February 2015
    Poem About Depression And Pain

    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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    I am going through the exact same thing right now, and I don't know if this will help, but no one should go through that alone. First, you truly are not alone. Please take to comfort that...

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  10. From Oppression Comes Light

    • By Erik Whitehead
    • Published: August 2015
    Finding Hope To Overcome Depression

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

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    Excellent poem. I can personally relate to all your words having suffered with depression for the last 20 years plus. I could personally feel the pain and the battles you face written in the...

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  11. Struggling With Depression And Suicide

    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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  12. The Daily Battle

    • By Max S.
    • Published: March 2015
    Poem About Depression And Self-Image Issues

    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.

  13. Do You Know

    • By Michelle Boyd
    • Published: December 2009
    Poem For When A Marriage Falls Apart

    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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