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 trigger 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.

Poems abut Fighting Depression

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  1. 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 understand your pain, I understand your urge, I understand you fear. I'm not sure if you've left that corner behind, but I'm still there. I can't move, and I can barely breathe. The...

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  3. 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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    I love this poem. It touches every emotion you feel when you’re depressed. I have suffered from depression for a long time and have been hiding behind a mask. I go to school every day with a...

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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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    This poem breaks my heart and soul. I am hurting in my heart for you, but also for my own daughter. After several years of living in complete misery and isolation, my children and myself are...

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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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    Yeah, I know depression sucks. I put on a mask, and when I get home I break down, wanting to die. It hurts going through school pretending to be okay, and when someone asks if you're okay,...

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  7. You Don't Understand

    • By Alkiera
    • Published: March 2011
    To Parents Who Don't Care

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

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    I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I, too, lost my father in an accident, so I guess I can relate in some way.. But I'm not claiming to completely understand how you feel. Only you know...

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  8. 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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    This touched me deeply. My brother was murdered by his great uncle at the age of 15. He was also molested by him. His great uncle tried to make it look like he killed himself. I was 13 at the...

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  10. I'm The One To Blame

    What Other People Can't See

    I smile and laugh wildly, having fun with my friends.
    They don't know what huge lie I have to pretend.
    To my friends, I'm the funny girl who's so full of life.
    They don't know how many times I'd held a bloody knife.

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    They say "be happy." Do you really think I want to be happy? I do, but the cruel people in the world hate me. I try and try and try. But I always just let go. All my friends are so happy...

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  11. The Emo That's My New Name

    • By Martin J. Campbell
    • Published: March 2014

    My whole world is crumbling, falling apart
    the worst of it is: it's just the start.
    I lie in my bed just like all the others
    Alone with my thoughts, hiding under the covers....

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    I know I shouldn't like this poem, but the way you wrote it and how you expressed your emotion/thought, it sounds very relatable to my life. My parents are still here, but it feels like I'm...

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  12. 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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  13. I'm Tired

    Poem About What Suffering From Depression Feels Like

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    I'm tired.
    Tired of the constancy,
    the constancy of judgment.
    Tired of hiding,

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    I'm glad you can relate to this. You are not alone. Never give up! My biggest outlet is writing poetry. I have a binder I have made of just random poems that I wrote. Whether they are medium...

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