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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. 
Quintessentially Okay
Unheard voices cannot be spoken louder, Unknown persons cannot be known quicker, Unseen masks cannot be revealed sooner, Unspoken words cannot produce a marker. I died with a human once, I made a voyage through the dead ship twice, I forced...Read the rest...
Categories: depression, emotions, extended metaphor,
Form: Free verse

Artificial means of controlling my own depression For all of these old feelings I've contained through suppression. Sadly never forgetting how others left such an impression....Read the rest...
Categories: depression, drug, mental health,
Form: Sijo
Functionally Depressed
Functionally depressed Got to work each day Do what everyone wants you to do Say the things they want you to say Just to make it through another day Mask so good even a clown can’t tell You...Read the rest...
Categories: depression,
Form: Free verse
Poison Poison runs through my veins Circulating throughout my entire body I can feel it deep in my bones Darken every aspect of my soul I use to have the antidote I use to have the will to...Read the rest...
Categories: anxiety, cancer, conflict, depression,
Form: Free verse
6:53 PM
I thought I got over The feeling of Wanting to die In 12th grade. I’m walking in a dead town Desaturated from its life. The foggy weather doesn’t help. It only clouds up my vision. Why do I feel like...Read the rest...
Categories: 12th grade, depression, mental
Form: Free verse

Lost Love
The world plunged into darkness, on the day you said goodbye. You were my sun and you were my moon, You was the light in every room. Time just stands still, My heart churns and I feel shakey and...Read the rest...
Categories: angst, break up, depression,
Form: Rhyme
Coping A Bad Day
If you have bad day Try counting the birds that fly You'll know reason why....Read the rest...
Categories: depression, emotions, mental health,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member That was Then, this is Now
Once, I saw rainbows, across the tear washed sky. Their iridescent gleam illumining the astral realm and spilling down into the waters below. Buds burgeoning on every branch, Flowers opening their delicate folds, and summer bees...Read the rest...
Categories: angst, depression, loss, senses,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Psychological Warfare
The relentless enemy from a trench Wages psychological war. Against the barrage, your teeth clench As he fires shots you can't ignore. You are not good enough, you must do more. You are...Read the rest...
Categories: depression, mental health, psychological,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Wall, The Wall II
III the world fades from my fingertips like blood oozing from an open wound the sky is ripped apart and full of thunder and my eyes are twisted in pain i never let go of that pain i held inside and...Read the rest...
Categories: angst, dark, depression, how
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Within Me
Within Me Trapped within, a tempest roars, Where demons dance and anguish pours, In the haunted halls of my soul's estate, Dwells a darkness deep, where love and hate await. Restless whispers haunt my nights, As looming shadows creep by candlelight. No...Read the rest...
Categories: angst, dark, depression, gothic,
Form: Rhyme
Heal me
Confused with the lies Sparkled with the beauty of memories Have I gone mad? Stricken along my traumatic stories Given the hope yet the stars looked sad Mother, I'm being swallowed by dreadful nightmares Alive yet soul trapped in its own...Read the rest...
Categories: anxiety, depression, sad, solitude,
Form: Rhyme
My Happy Place
A world yet unknown The place feared The path lost in time Is a land endeared Where angels refuse to tread Is the place I build my nest A land forlorn and barren I discovered is flowing with milk...Read the rest...
Categories: anxiety, dark, deep, depression,
Form: Rhyme
Someone to spoon me
The image of you in bed holds me Your back turned to me curled Your being waiting to be spooned Like a warm scoop of ice cream Dripping with sentiment I rise I know today you will leave me This is...Read the rest...
Categories: depression, loneliness, lonely, longing,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Easiest of Jobs
I’m naïve, but untill then When belately realize That I stopped to understand If I’m acting wise I’m a fool, but then one day Spring comes down again And I have too much to say For a foolish brain Who am I, I...Read the rest...
Categories: depression, destiny, feelings, heartbroken,
Form: Rhyme

Specific Types of Depression Poems

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Definition | What is Depression in Poetry?

Book: Shattered Sighs