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Depression Poems | Examples of Depression Poetry

Depression Poems. Below are examples of poems about depression. This list of depression poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of 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, famous, and modern examples of depression poetry. 

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Read wonderful depression poetry on the following sub-topics: anxiety, clinical, cope with, dark, deep, hope, inspirational, loneliness, love, metaphor, sad, slam, overcoming, rhyme and more.

List of Depression Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Lost at Sea Lily Mayfield Rhyme dark, death, depression, sad,
Premium Member Poem I Am Angel Villanueva Quatrain anxiety, depression, sad,
If I Could Would I PJ Gongora Rhyme death, dedication, depression, desire,
The Cure Ralph Palmer I do not know? anger, day, depression, life,
Psychotic Dedu Son Tanka depression, mental illness,
Premium Member Poem He Is A Liar And A Thief Caren Krutsinger Dramatic Verse abuse, depression, humanity,
Why Jordan Foster Free verse anxiety, deep, depression, identity,
One Day At A Time Bill MacEachern Bio abuse, depression, growing up,
BRAINSTORM Anisha Dutta Free verse depression, emotions, pain, storm,
Be encouraged my friend Bobb Marly Rhyme anxiety, depression, friend, god,

Rewarded
by Afnan Hafiz
These desires are truly invading, 
No one knows, no one is stopping,
A time that came that ended momentum,
A time that came to destroy my kingdom...


There...

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Dramatic Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: betrayal, conflict, depression, desire,

He's Just A Man
by Eric Nelson Manley Shelman
He's Just A Man!

He's just a man
living in 2018
being accused of sexual allegations by too many women!
He's just a man
living in 2018
trying to survive it...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: depression, anger, character, culture, deep,

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Dark Brainstorm
by Sunshine Smile

Being strong is his only option
Satisfaction is not always the fulfillment of what you want
when you gets stuck in an unwanted situation
Witch hunting and lynsjing
He...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: angst, confusion, dark, depression,

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An Imaginary Dream
by Emile Pinet
Will hopes and wishes ever work for me
is there gold at the end to each rainbow?
And If I have faith in God, will I see
my...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: depression, 11th grade, 12th grade,

What Wasted Wastes
by Eric Nelson Manley Shelman
What Wasted Wastes!

Wasted debates
Wasted dialogues
Wasted breathes
Wasted efforts
Wasted energies
Wasted times
Wasted days
Wasted weeks
Wasted months
Wasted years
Wasted lifetimes
Wasted knowledges 
Wasted secrets
Wasted powers
Wasted egos
Wasted loves
Wasted emotions
Wasted existences
Wasted pleasures
Wasted pains
Wasted pleasurable-pains
Wasted...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: depression, anger, angst, anxiety, cry,

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Brainstorm
by Charlie Smith
From an insufferable, unceasing rain of disappointment,
I try to hide my scars under the cloak of a smile.
Alas, this master of disguise, fools but one.
My...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: depression, loneliness, metaphor,

BREAKING NEWS
by matthew harris
B - R - E - A - K - I - N – G     N - E - W -...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: depression, 6th grade, 9th grade,

Now your gone
by Chelci Biggs
Your smile and sense of humor, tight hugs will be missed.
Your constant joking laughter that made lifes struggles make sense.
You could move mountains with your...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: blessing, death, depression,

The Other Side
by Emily Chisholm
I found Hell on the other side of you 
a moment without you
leaves me gasping for air
...but you are my air
Fill my lungs again
Come back…
I...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: depression, heartbroken, i miss

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Sunrise Or Sunset
by Jesse Rowe
I stand here waiting on the sun.
The day seems short and nights are long
I'm left alone to ponder all I've done.
When every path I've taken...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: depression, hope,

Secluded Maiden
by Eva Demate
In her complete solitude, 
she was tired and bruised...

Contemplating in a darkroom,
she was sitting with a vodka
in her left hand 
and on the other is...

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Carpe Diem | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: anxiety, confusion, depression,

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Waves crashing inside her mind
by Lewis Raynes
By herself every quiet day,
She walked to the ocean’s side,
And stood and thought about crashing waves, 
Crashing inside her mind,

How they never stopped, never slowed,...

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: anxiety, depression, imagery, imagination,

I am a simple lover
by Khomotso Charmaine Maribana
I've seen the best in him, yet he was a wind that blows everywhere. Happiness to me meant him when all I thought of was...

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Bio | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: depression,

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I Am Fake
by Caren Krutsinger
I am a fake so many times a day,

It is crazy

Pretending to care when I don’t.
Pretending things are okay, when they are not.

Sometimes I pull...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: depression,

Escaping the mind
by Anna Inspirefromwithin.co.nz
Failing to see the primrose,
Through the memories behind my eyes,
A dead leaf, 
A black rock.

Lonely in the heart,
Lonely in the mind,
One more pill, 
One more...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: depression, abuse, addiction, anxiety, child

Lonely mind
by Anna Inspirefromwithin.co.nz
Please listen to me, 
Discover my thoughts,
Clear them away and hear my pain.

A prisoner in my own mind,
Thoughts circling, anxiety building,
Please let me go and...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: child abuse, depression, lonely,

Beast of Burden
by Iger Rolyat
A life of burden and heavy loads
Protracted suffering and dead end roads
What crimes have I committed 
That my fates are predisposed
To lonely pain, waves of...

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Elegy | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: anxiety, depression, destiny, endurance,

Triggers
by Taylor Erxleben
used to be one of those people that didn’t really understand triggers and how the simplest of things could send you tumbling down a rabbit...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dark, deep, depression, inspiration,

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May All
by CayCay Jennings
For Connie




For all those ailing on this night
     know that even strangers hold you tight.
      ...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: conflict, confusion, deep, depression,

Party animal
by Alex Duffy
I spent so long going out drinking to appear cool
Trying to impress others, but I finally see I was thinking like a fool 
I became...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: deep, depression, drink, growing