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. 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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  3. 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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    Life has a way of putting masks into people's hands and convincing them to wear it. I used to be an outgoing girl who had her life planned out, ready to take on the world. Life didn't...

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  4. 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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  6. Lost In Pain

    • By Steff
    • Published: January 2017
    Trying To Hide My Feelings

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

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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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  7. 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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  8. Worth

    • By Joel
    • Published: September 2016
    Reaching Out For Someone To Care

    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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  10. The Darkness

    • By Dallas E. Krystof
    • Published: July 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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  11. 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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  12. Hollow

    Feeling Numb

    Emotions.
    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. 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.

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