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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. 
Truth of life
Truth of life ...Read More
Categories: dark, depression, fear, life,
Form: Free verse

hello out there
Big You In which I have reason To invest Cast as lilies But I find you to be A gang of roses Go and hit all four walls looking for the mess you’ve built Life is a tick And stop making...Read More
Categories: angst, art, depression, emotions,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member The Essentials
I run to the store to buy some essentials — Cinder blocks, rope; A few minutes pass and I can tell it’s getting more essential That I run back and make it home. Throw the concrete on the ground, Tie...Read More
Categories: anxiety, depression, emotions, hurt,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Rainy Day in October
A rainy day toward the end of October When the leaves are breathing their last And the chill makes my arthritis ache, I can’t stop thinking about growing old And being disgruntled by foul weather Letting a little thing like...Read More
Categories: depression, october, seasons,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Seasonal Depression
I resolve to defeat an inclination to depression~~ Creepy feelings of doom and gloom come over me uninvited. My attitude changes remarkably...Read More
Categories: depression, how i feel,
Form: Sijo

I know you are locked away behind real bars, I never really know your scars. I have never really been there, But I know you live everyday on a prayer. I just know my personal prison, The life that some...Read More
Categories: dark, depression, feelings, mental
Form: Rhyme
Rubicon Crossing
How do I wake up from this slumber night, Nightmares are my henchmen... Am trapped in that bruise, Silence is the sealed deal with God... My body is a nobody... My soul is a befoul... Am seen as...Read More
Categories: abuse, conflict, cry, depression,
Form: Free verse
Suburban Wastes II
Suburban waste stretches beyond and far away Languishes under the hot hazy sun Summer heat Memories run Remembering things better left unseen Things fragmented in frame Of mental photographs Faded edges frail brittle fluttering Summer rainstorm run the horizons Lightning lances...Read More
Categories: depression, adventure, age, allegory, allusion,
Form: Free verse
Next of Kin
On glossy pages generally reserved for stars of stage and screen golden calves lounging casually on cushioned chaises, deities of decadence sunlight streamed in black and white through filthy, filmy windows as flies converged in the corners...Read More
Categories: celebrity, city, death, depression,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Life Imitates Art
Prelude to a poem: Yes Not the other way You see, What began as a game To hide behind eyes Paranoid, Is now, what all the Millennials call "A Thing." So frightened of Fathers adopted And all their drunken noise, I hid in the...Read More
Categories: anxiety, conflict, depression,
Form: Rhyme
There is a monster, Invading my brain, crawling under my skin Causing all my patience to run thin controlling my thoughts, feelings, emotions I'm stuck in my head, everything slow motion I just wanna feel like myself once more Instead of...Read More
Categories: anxiety, dark, depression, pain,
Form: Rhyme
Don't loose to loose the true love within yourself
Don't loose to loose the true love within yourself. "You've still got yourself though right!? Then there is no true reason to worry nor regret your life, its all in within the reality of your...Read More
Categories: abuse, age, anxiety, depression,
Form: ABC
sun and the lonley star
She was the sun who shined so bright. He was the moon who light the night. I was a lonely star in this big universe Who grew to be too nervous I was hidden by you Because...Read More
Categories: 9th grade, depression, first
Form: Free verse
Premium Member you-monoku
soldier on despite depression.....there's no wonder lord rescued by you...Read More
Categories: 5th grade, christian, depression,
Form: Monoku
The Stream of Two Hearts
Thirty-five years later we came across by chance Like the old days. .... Smiling eyes with a cup of tea in your trembling hand "Still two teaspoons of sugar? " Talk about two little terms Quite trivial...Read More
Categories: depression, allegory, betrayal, cute love,
Form: Free verse

Specific Types of Depression Poems

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