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Best Depression Poems

Below are the all-time best Depression poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of depression poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member THE ROSE
~THE ROSE~

This is not a poem about a rose
Nor a poem about diligence and beauty
Today, I sit and stare at the walls
Walls   ...

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Categories: absence, allusion, death, depression,
Form: Dramatic Monologue



Premium Member Wind From The Sea



Inspired by Andrew Wyeth Watercolor Painting -- Wind From the Sea, 1947




Standing in the old house
A strange mixture of feelings erupt within me
My roommates Depression,...

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Categories: conflict, depression, forgiveness, hope,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Alice Sweet Alice
      ~Alice Sweet Alice~

        *Like Sisters*
   Everyday -- Holding Hands 
Sunday...

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Categories: depression, abuse, addiction, anger, art,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Starry Starry Night
When Wishes were made on a shooting star
The Heavens looked down and smiled
With sprinkles of stardust on a whisper of moonbeams
They created for us a...

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Categories: depression, anti bullying, art, beauty,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member The Fallen Poet
(The Fallen Poet)

Shadows, fall from the east
Winter show, white meadows,
Compelling words lost, in a silent world
Beautiful, Bloomingdale is how it goes
Apocalypto-- my very own limbo
Alone...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: absence, confusion, depression, emo,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Your Judas Like Tan
""Child's Play""

You go down like rain,
A wishing star in disguise, 
You scream bloody murder 
-the perfect two face disgrace
Your lips forever stain and reside with...

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Categories: depression, betrayal, change, conflict, daughter,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Quarantine of the Soul
-Quarantine of the Soul-


Tranquil pills fall deep like the night
A sweet fangless course
Bites with no remorse
Your eyes struggle to read my ageless soul
Lost 
Dark
You open...

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Categories: depression, emo, future, metaphor,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Like Ice --- THE WALTZ
"Black Ice"

Sorrow flows from the first sunrise 
Eyes deeper than winter and rainfall
A painful combination never felt before 
At core death awaits
   -...

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Categories: depression, absence, allusion, color, dance,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member The Hollow
I’ve been down to The Hollow, and I’ll never be the same,
So many have been taken there, yet never speak its name,
It’s a place as...

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Categories: allegory, depression,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Love One Another




“Peace I leave with you
           my peace I give you
     ...

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Categories: death, depression, hate, hope,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member That Starry Night
Like no one before, nor since
 you painted that starry night in oils
  superimposing your life story.

I feel I know this idyllic village
 blanketed...

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: art, depression, night, passion,
Form: Ekphrasis
Premium Member Letting Go
"Letting Go!"

Behind that garden rail;
Where worms, squirm and roam,
They dig into every worst part of my day.
I feel them crawling, making my hide their home.
They...

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Categories: depression, emotions, hate, immigration,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Her Masterpiece Is Her Story
Her paintbrush is a razor,
Her canvas, her wrists,
"I deserve the pain."
She shrugs and insists.

One day the brush will push down,
And it will cut so deep,
That...

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Categories: depression, abuse, addiction, anger, body,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
ONE WORD~

Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, 
Running through my mind,
Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, 
Running through my veins,
               ...

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Categories: depression, abuse, analogy, art, corruption,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Thats when I fall down upon my knees, song version
Updated lyrics May 19,2020 to flow better.

THAT’S WHEN I FALL DOWN UPON MY KNEES

There’s no way- 
I’ll see another sunrise
My hope is gone-
as I'm contemplating...

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Categories: depression, feelings, god, hope,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Missing Mother
Bits of me are missing mother,
the bits of me which you placed.
Bits of me are missing Mother;
ah,        ...

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Categories: depression, devotion, me, missing,
Form: Verse
Premium Member My Last Poem -of 2012-
The last poem…

Standing against the wall. 
The longest teardrop made its fall. 
Making one final call.
Never will I write about my letters again.

This prison is...

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Categories: depression, sad,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Light On the Devil's Chord - Dear Lucifer
I cannot compete with something as painstakingly glorious as you
Envy is but a humbling tumble down a steep, rocky hill
I am crushed in your fits...

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Categories: depression, absence, analogy, character, corruption,
Form: Epic
Premium Member When A Man Cries

No one ever told me that your heart could bleed without a drop that anyone could see. I didn't know your soul could lose weight...

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Categories: depression,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Girl, Interrupted
Girl, Interrupted-

Deep cuts from within.
She faced bravely the many hardships of womanly life
How did she end up like this?
Severe depression after her first mental breakdown
Sorrow...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: absence, abuse, change, depression,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Yesterday's Fragile Truth
Betrayal has devastated your heart
blocking love’s magic before it could start.
And depression's quagmire entraps your soul
as disparaging lies exact their toll.

Chameleon clouds change to match...

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Categories: angst, betrayal, depression, hurt,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Winter Blues - I Cry For Color


I shiver tears.
My joie de vivre;
summer esprit’s lemon zested
lilac flirts and coral whispers have escaped me ~
grievous gray now flows through my veins.

I shiver melancholia,
entombed...

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Categories: depression, loneliness, longing, sad,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Daddy
Daddy

Daddy, why did you go away?
Don't you know I wanted you to stay!

Daddy, when you left mom,
Don't you know you left me too?
Now all I...

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Categories: blue, dad, depression, father
Form: Free verse
This Song is for my Mother
This song is for my mother
Let her hear me cry
I couldn’t bring myself to write it
‘Til this darkened day arrived
A song about old promises 
Made...

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Categories: angst, death, dedication, depression,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Hot And Cold Comes The Night

LIST POETRY - A FUTURISTIC INTERPRETATION 


You
must know
I cried yesterday 
and I think I broke the world
so I braided some words into twine
planted some sweet...

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Categories: depression, heart, introspection, love,
Form: Free verse