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. 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. 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. 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!!

  8. 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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    Death, pain, sorrow, these are the things that most of us know. Very few of us know what true love is like or have even had a first kiss, yet we've all felt pain, or is it just me who feels...

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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, and that's just the start.

    My heart's so sore, I can feel it breaking,

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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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  13. 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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