Depression Poems by Teens

Painful 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 Shell

    The One Who Sees The Real Me

    I know so many people,
    But do they know me?
    They recognize the face,
    but that's all they ever see.

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    This really touched me because this describes me almost perfectly. I am someone who has to hide who I am, and there was only one person I didn't have to hide myself with. That person sadly...

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  3. Tiauna

    A Girl Who Pretends To Be Happy

    She couldn't help but realize
    That she was slowly starting to change.
    Maybe it was the look hidden in her eyes
    Or her actions becoming so strange.

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    I can relate to you. My best friend was going through the same thing.

  4. 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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  6. Describing Imaginary Things

    • By Katie R.
    • Published: July 2017
    Poem Describing How Depression Feels

    "I'm tired," I say,
    "That's all."
    And in a way, I guess it's true.
    In every other way,

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  7. Hiding

    • By Cait
    • Published: July 2017
    Sadness Within

    I'd never reveal what's hidden inside,
    Living with this awful lie.
    Masking the pain with fraud smiles,
    My hopes begin to fade.

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  8. Happy Girl

    • By Anjali Velani
    • Published: June 2017
    Dealing With Depression On Your Own

    When you look at me,
    What do you see?
    Do you glimpse a happy girl,
    Or do you see the real me?

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    Heart touching poem. I've suffered from severe depression since I was 12. I am 15 now, and I understand how it feels. It might be different as well. Most presume males don't go through this,...

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  10. All I Feel Is Darkness

    • By Lindsay
    • Published: April 2017

    Darkness closes in around me
    As I lay my head to sleep,
    Thinking of the sadness that I weep.
    Every tear shed is a fear forgotten.

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    I'm her, but I'm not. I am the one who walks in the halls with a smile and a giggle...but i'm not. The girl who was so sure of her future, the girl who would sneak the sun inside for a short...

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  11. The Beginning

    • By Blackrose7
    • Published: January 2017
    The Start Of Depression

    He whispered to her one day, Depression did.
    She was just reading in her room when
    He creeped up and whispered in her ear,
    "No one loves you."

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    This is very well written. The message here can also be associated with any addiction. It's just how it works. You shut it out for ages, you struggle every day, then when you're not on your...

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  12. 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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    Hi Kaylee,
    You have no idea how much help your poem, your expression of your own pain, is bringing to all these other people who share in how you feel. Writing and poetry were always a way...

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  13. Which One Is It?

    • By Jayne-Marie Valois
    • Published: December 2016
    Trying To Make Sense Of How I Feel

    I'm depressed.
    I'm happy.
    Which one is it?
    I ask myself each day.

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    Beautiful poem. You are brave for choosing words instead of the razor. Words could heal, and they could also bridge the broken end where there are scars and hollow soft sobs. I have a close...

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