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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. 

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Hell and back
Hell and back again Lyrics sung with a sullen note With lingering anxiety building in my throat I feel that I cannot speak and must go Unable to keep pushing this down My Sunday laughter now...Read More
Categories: depression, anxiety, boyfriend, break up,
Form: Rhyme

The third Monday of January is often referred to as 'Blue Monday'. Christmas is over decorations packed away ~ all rooms lack sparkle I step on the scales new year resolution failed ~ I must have candy huge bills now arrived Christmas overspend...Read More
Categories: depression, january,
Form: Senryu
He’s seen himself twice in four days. Moving mineral from mythic, I present to you one invisible goddamned man. A wheel-spinning spirit, efforts of the dervish are occasionally futile. Over the maelstrom’s edge, he gets but occasional...Read More
Categories: depression, allegory, anger, anxiety, bereavement,
Form: Free verse
I Rest Here
Without a fear, I rest here Without shedding a tear, I joyfully sing in cheer Please be here To set me free from fear I tried not to cry, but to fly My unspoken, broken pride Said otherwise, can’t deny There’s no where left...Read More
Categories: angst, deep, depression, emotions,
Form: Lyric
Can't Cope No More
Can't take no more I just can't cope anymore, The pain is debilitating, The addiction consuming, Both exhausting. The dark corners of my mind are closing in, there all I can see clearly, The demonic whispers fill my ears loudly, I feel...Read More
Categories: addiction, body, depression, emotions,
Form: Rhyme

Tears without a meaning
I held my pain in for so long I'm now crying tears without a meaning As a man I'm not supposed to let people know when I'm in pain and bleeding They will just tell me to...Read More
Categories: cry, deep, depression, emotions,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Watered Down Juice
My favorite painting-a special theme A small bright colored truck that sells ice cream How flavorless and pale its nature now seems Its palette has faded for many a year It speaks fatigued like an old man’s dream Its vision...Read More
Categories: depression, emotions, how i
Form: Rhyme
In my head
The thoughts in my head You shouldn't have woken up this morning You should be dead I catch a glimpse in the mirror Come a little closer so I can see you clearer I can see...Read More
Categories: anxiety, deep, depression, feelings,
Form: Free verse
trapped under my own weight like a horseshoe crab with a broken tail that’s been flipped upside down; clenching helplessly, unable to right itself. i’m nailed to the ground, paining and burning under the very sun that makes this world a beautiful...Read More
Categories: angst, beach, depression, hurt,
Form: Free verse
I hope I learn soon
You chase rainbows only to find storms. You forget that life is about journeys and not destinations. That life is about freedom to explore. I hope I learn soon. Loneliness creates illusions. Illusions create doubts. Doubts create unstable...Read More
Categories: depression, anger, angst, anxiety, confusion,
Form: Free verse
Still With Me
I try not to crumble-- you do not see my break downs — I simply will not let you— till somehow, some way, in the cracks— unblinking insect eyes peep through. They are my own eyes and they are stunned. The eyes speak— shakily do they speak: "You are still...Read More
Categories: anxiety, conflict, courage, depression,
Form: Free verse
Carpets Cant Fly
Carpets Can't Fly i gave you what i didn't have, so i guess that's a negative i loved you with love i didn't acquire, so i guess that's why you hate me NO! YOU! i laid...Read More
Categories: depression, anger, betrayal, break up,
Form: Free verse
Must've Fallen Asleep In Class That Day
I thought I wanted to be Broken So I could feel, so Life ...Read More
Categories: angst, bereavement, depression, feelings,
Form: Free verse
The hornet
A daughter to a mother who could hardly meet the ends A sister to siblings who had climates as friends A wife to the man who would always keep her burning like in a...Read More
Categories: depression, anti bullying, anxiety, bereavement,
Form: Free verse
Batting away the hold on me to rebuke all kindness to expel in blindness the vomit that is dread. I fear too many things on an empty stomach, so I inhale the final drops of my woeful sustenance— where...Read More
Categories: depression, anxiety, change, conflict, dark,
Form: Free verse

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