Depression Poems by Teens

Poems About Teenage Depression

Depression has become an epidemic amongst the teen population. Some of its prevalence can be blamed on hormonal changes as a teenager matures. However, a primary reason for depression in teenagers is sadness felt as a result of struggling to get to know one's self and new intense feelings which are being felt for the first time.

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  1. The Monster

    The Monster Called Depression

    If I showed my true colors, what would society think?
    Would they laugh, show pity, or read the ink?

    I'm exhausted from smiling every single day

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    This poem is beautiful, the content is so deep. This poem represents what we feel every day and what we struggle with. For us who suffer from mental illness, we will win. I don't know when...

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  3. The Girl In The Corner

    • By Kaylee Everhaert
    • Published: January 2017
    When No One Notices

    There is a girl who sits in the corner.
    Her heart is crying out.
    There are people all around her,
    But no one seems to hear her shout.

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    I’m a person in depression also. What she said describes a lot of how I felt before I sought help. It makes you feel bad all day long, all the time, and there’s no escape from it until you...

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  4. Who They Wanted Her To Be

    • By Mn
    • Published: August 2014
    The Harsh Truth Of Life With Depression

    She took a deep breath,
    She counted to three,
    A picture in her head,
    Of who they wanted me to be.

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    Wow. This is exactly what I experience. I am so glad somebody wrote this. It's a great poem!

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  6. The Mask

    • By Kasi
    • Published: November 2009

    I'm great, fine, spectacular. In a way
    I relish every night, and I live every day.
    I live, I laugh, I write, I sing,
    I wonder what the new days will bring.

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    I have been struggling with depression for the past year. I know what it is like having to walk around school and church with a mask. Acting like the world is okay but in reality you just...

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  7. Lost

    • By Thalia
    • Published: November 2008
    Pain Poem

    What do you call it when all you feel is pain?
    When your loved ones look at you and all you feel is shame?
    When you're tired of living and playing this game?
    When you know your life is meaningless and you're the only one to blame?

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    Sadly, nowadays that's how a good bit of the world's population describes how they feel and the thoughts on their emotional state about their life in general. It's sad. It's NOT you it's...

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  8. I'll Keep It Hidden

    • By Miika
    • Published: November 2010
    Poem On Hiding Depression From Parents

    My world is falling, crumbling apart, life is meaningless & that's just the start
    My hearts so sore, I can feel it breaking & I swear to god it leaves me shaking
    Late at night till early in the morning, lying in bed eyes wide open. Didn't sleep last night, like all the others, instead I just lie crying in the covers
    Quick, wipe away all the tears before they come near. must hide this depression & the feelings of fear...

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    I'm Madi, and I've been struggling with depression for the past two years, and I have a boyfriend now who is kind of helping with it. But I'm so scared that if we break up then my depression...

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  10. Wrist Cutter

    • By Grecia
    • Published: August 2011

    I slit my wrist to erase the pain,
    you look at me, and think I'm insane,
    my eyes turn red, bleeding my tears,
    and still you try to protect me from my worst fears....

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    I feel the same way, like nobody cares.
    I am always there, always in despair.
    I am in depression too, you see.
    I am surprised someone else feels like me.

  11. You Don't Understand

    • By Alkiera
    • Published: March 2011
    Family Doesn't Care Poem

    you don't understand
    you never do
    I try to explain
    but I can't get through to you

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    I want all teenagers to know that it's really hard and painful to be mad at the world. I've never had depression, but I've been through a phase where I hated my parents, I didn't care about...

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  12. Nobody Knows

    • By Emily
    • Published: August 2010

    Nobody knows how different I am
    The outside of me is not afraid
    Not full of pain, or even ashamed
    I smile and all of those ignorant fools believe...

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    Yes! It’s true no one knows how different I am.

  13. Everyone Lies

    Be There For Me Poem

    you say your there for me
    but when I really open up to you , you just don't want to see
    you act like you care
    but when I have these thoughts and break downs I ring and your never there...

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    I was raped 7 times at the age of 3 by my step-sister. My brother and father are both dead. I've been abused, enslaved. I attempted suicide at least 13 times, now I helped the girl I love go...

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