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Depression Poems | Examples of Depression Poetry

Depression Poems - Examples of all types of depression poetry to share and read. This list of depression poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Depression is a medical illness which causes ones to feel hopeless, helpless, and worthless. For those who suffer from discouragement and chronic sadness, writing poems about their severe disorder has helped them to cope and find comfort. Additionally, reading poetry about depression can help ones see that there is optimism for ones with this disease and that they are not alone. Read short, long, best, and famous examples of depression poetry. 
December 5th
Tis the damn season To roll up your sleeves And to do the work you know you need Happy songs and garland strands For some are all fine and grand Facebook posts with doll-like children brag How...Read More
Categories: depression, anxiety, appreciation, christmas, deep,
Form: Rhyme

How it End
I spent a little too much time alone and I got stuck inside my head. The crazy got a little too loud and I just wanted to go to bed. I still had good days but...Read More
Categories: dark, death, depression, how
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Some Children Won't Be Around for Christmas
Some children won’t be around this Christmas Their families still locked in the throes of grief The holiday season will continue with briskness But they’ll find no solace, no respite, no relief. Their families still locked in the throes...Read More
Categories: children, christmas, death, depression,
Form: Pantoum
The pain changed me
The stars stopped shining and twinkling the shiny surfaces turned dull the light turned into darkness my life turned into darkness When I walk in the road I see accidents when I get to school I get hopeless when I look...Read More
Categories: childhood, cry, depression, pain,
Form: Free verse
(To Armstrong) Remember those days when mists of uncertainty Shrouded our timid hearts. We never left the hearthstead, The fire of which burned from our silent prayers And our hopes blossomed into a fortress That brimmed with ripples of success. Remember the...Read More
Categories: depression, cheer up, confidence, cry,
Form: Free verse

I apologize when i've done nothing wrong It just makes sense to deflect anger To put in effort to keep someone in my life Sometimes i don't even realize i'm doing it My mother cries for help I am...Read More
Categories: anxiety, child, depression, growing
Form: Free verse
What Nature Took Away
In the land of the inherently interesting, I sit above and watch the vastness of this divine story. Where spirits live in moving clay, and the clouds above pregnant with anticipation, and the green below our feet sings the...Read More
Categories: change, community, depression, natural
Form: Free verse
What would you do if forced to lie, if you had to fight the urge to curl up and die, If to fall asleep untouched was the dream never got, And the secrets and shame made you start...Read More
Categories: child abuse, depression,
Form: Rhyme
Atma Rool
Sain tenu than than otay rool dain gay,, Teri bund maar kay bund khol dain gay.. Note.Please bus kar do!!...Read More
Categories: abuse, addiction, anxiety, depression,
Form: Rhyme
Seasonal Depression
I apologize perfusely, seasonal depression creeps in and I become distant. I use the term existence loosely, as I slowly retreat and become resistant. The winter brings a shadow, and always feeling cold drags me in. I...Read More
Categories: depression, feelings, how i
Form: Rhyme
The first time I had a seizure, I was in class, at the front to be precise I'd been called up to do a sum When in a fit I was down on the floor I can't remember...Read More
Categories: care, childhood, depression, discrimination,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Papillon perserves
cranial cocoon caterpillar compromise butterfly escape...Read More
Categories: depression, evil, humanity, prison,
Form: Haiku
never sincere
"How do you do it" they whisper to me "Oh, I don't know" I smile and say but I know I hear I feel Every hour, cut, skipped meal Each day a reminder they don't care to hear so I smile I giggle but it's not sincere ...Read More
Categories: depression, anxiety, best friend, dedication,
Form: Rhyme
Angelic Woe
The sky’s painted gray My heart is bruised My mind is cluttered But I have you You mend my wounds And organize my space Light the way My pain is erased Even when sorrows and woe Refuse to wander astray You’re always...Read More
Categories: depression, 11th grade, appreciation, boyfriend,
Form: Rhyme
Bathing Repentance
In the bathroom…bathing in the bathtub I’m drowning in gloom…grooming for a rub I’m repenting for hurting myself and others…understand… These devils in my mind and hands…got so damn out of hand Dripping soap and water on my pigmentation...Read More
Categories: angst, december, deep, depression,
Form: Lyric

Specific Types of Depression Poems

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