Tanka Suicide Poems | Tanka Poems About Suicide

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The very last cut

Do you see my wrists?
They cry blood when I do this;
Push the blade deeper.

Copyright © Rick Eichelberg | Year Posted 2014

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Notes on Suicide

A knife to my wrist,
A gun held high to my brain,
A noose with a chair,
So many ways to leave earth 
But still not enough reasons

Copyright © shane solomon | Year Posted 2011

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he does not have
size, nor age either,
and makes no sound
no hills up and down
but it goes through virginal campus
as beauty's devil big-head fool!

it really is 
a year
child, or boy
ah, very well invisible
no style

do not know
they can live so
watch it
love it
and still wondering it.

Copyright © George Zamalea | Year Posted 2012

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Like Icarus, Like Suicide


                             A saffron circle
                             daisy without corolla
                             looking for petals
                             When the last one has been picked
                             I just flew to the circle


Copyright © Ruben O. | Year Posted 2009

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Loved to Death

beneath the oak tree
a sapling withers and dies
shielded from the sun
sheltered from the wicked world
she swings from a makeshift noose

Copyright © Arlene Smith | Year Posted 2016

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Ultimate defeat

Maddeningly cold
Screams of dying dreams call for
Pulling the trigger,
Ultimate act of defeat
Ending your own misery

Copyright © Davor Miljkovic | Year Posted 2016