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 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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  3. 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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  4. 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 am the parent of a 16 year old son who took his own life. Please hear me out. You're not alone. You should tell someone. We parents care more than you know. When a teen takes their life, it...

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  10. Mixed Emotions

    inside I'm crying
    outside I'm smiling
    no one notices
    but its hard for me to control this...

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    Exactly!! You know all of us go through difficult situation in our lives, but the important thing is knowing that at the end of the day you have someone to hold your hand!!

  11. 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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  12. Do You Care

    • By Cassidy
    • Published: March 2011
    Mom Do You Care About My Depression

    I sit and wait for you to be there
    Sometimes I wonder if you even care?
    I sit and I cry waiting for the end
    All you do is sit there and pretend...

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    No one bullies me to the point where I break. It's all me. I am the bully which kicks myself farther down this dark hole. At first I was just sitting next to it laughing at everyone who fell,...

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  13. Cry Silently In A Corner

    • By Juleen Adams
    • Published: May 2009

    Cry quietly in a corner
    Don't make a big scene
    Don't let anyone think something's wrong
    Remember not to be mean...

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    So this really hit me. Every day of freshman year the only way I made it was by telling myself I could kill myself the next day. I told myself nothing mattered, seeing as I would be dead by...

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