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Depression Poems

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. Read a definition and example (where appropriate).

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List of New Poems

PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
YOU RAPED MY SOUL adedayo samuel Rhyme abuse, depression, feelings, imagery,
Why Ibryannah Daigrepont Rhyme 9th grade, depression,
Pools of Paint Emma Castleberry Narrative depression,
Premium Member Poem Retrieving Reprieve Kai Michael Neumann Free verse depression, confidence, conflict, courage, death,
Premium Member Poem TO GOD TEAR SHED Muhammad Safa Thajudeen Blank verse absence, blessing, depression, evil,
I felt pretty Jennifer Reynolds Free verse addiction, confidence, dark, depression,
The tiny house allen beilschmidt sr. Free verse absence, age, depression,
Burned out Leandro Quiles Rhyme depression, suicide,
Premium Member Poem If you do not Uwe Stroh Free verse anxiety, depression, psychological,
Living With Anxiety Audrey Phillips Free verse depression, analogy, angst, anxiety, confidence,
Unconditional Audrey Phillips Free verse anxiety, dark, deep, depression,
Premium Member Poem Verge of Madness John Conde Rhyme crazy, depression, feelings, how
Neverland Patricia Garcia Howard Bramble Free verse depression, abuse, child abuse, children,
Goodbye Steven McMorrow Rhyme depression, i miss you,
FEVER AND SEX kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr Prose Poetry deep, depression,
Night Raven Kumkum Sharma I do not know? anxiety, dark, deep, depression,
Strike Me Down Steven McMorrow Rhyme depression,
Words Unspoken Steven McMorrow Rhyme depression,
Soundtrack to my broken heart Alex Duffy Free verse dedication, deep, depression, lost
Jasmine Tea Emily Marie Free verse deep, depression, leaving, loss,
The Sky's Tears Lillian Lam Lyric depression, hurt, rain, sad,
Is It Jennifer Reynolds Free verse betrayal, dark, depression, fear,
Lonelyness Karen whitener ABC anxiety, depression,
I'm Sorry Karen whitener ABC depression, farewell, suicide,
Ode to a Dead Black Rat Wanda Daugherty Prose Poetry depression, allegory, angst, animal, crazy,
Premium Member Poem Time Machine John Crowe Rhyme break up, depression, love,
Premium Member Poem Lifeline Melani Udaeta Free verse depression, inspiration, suicide,
Childhood Memories Jali the Bard Limerick america, bullying, childhood, depression,
Critique Jack Webster I do not know? art, depression,
Finally Fine Marina Britos-Swain Free verse depression, pride,
MY BOX Joan Warburton I do not know? depression,
Blue Sun Kylie McGrenera Rhyme depression, character, dark, death, deep,
Gratitude begins Kylie McGrenera Blank verse depression, absence, addiction, angst, anxiety,
caprice 1, venting 2 Jack Webster I do not know? adventure, angst, deep, depression,
Epitome Of Me Taina Rodriguez Free verse depression, absence, anger, angst, betrayal,
Premium Member Poem Another Child's Grave Wade Greenlee Rhyme death, depression, grave, heartbroken,
Premium Member Poem Wisdom Eve Roper Acrostic depression, god, inspiration,
Betrayed William Liu Free verse depression, 11th grade, childhood, conflict,
Khud-Khushi Saif Shahed Narrative depression, humanity, inspirational, loneliness,
Exhaling Pathetic Depression Roger Byrd Narrative deep, depression,
Absent From Existence Roger Byrd Narrative deep, depression,
Repressing Wounds Roger Byrd Narrative depression,
thank you old friend braydon andrews Blank verse best friend, depression,
my truth braydon andrews Blank verse depression,
god, why braydon andrews Blank verse anxiety, christian, depression,
I am not made of that braydon andrews Blank verse anxiety, depression,
The Meadows of Mildflowers J.W. Earnings Rhyme angst, depression, hope, nature,
Woman Rashmi Pawar Crown of Sonnets depression, beautiful, blessing, care, deep,
Premium Member Poem Alone and Confused John Gondolf Rhyme confusion, depression, loneliness, lost
Hopeless Maria Sharon Moemise Free verse confusion, depression, life, world,

About This Page

Depression Poems. Above 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. 

Depression Poem Example

Wind From The Sea




Inspired by Andrew Wyeth Watercolor Painting -- Wind From the Sea, 1947




Standing in the old house
A strange mixture of feelings erupt within me
My roommates Depression, Loneliness, and Hopelessness
Greet me with strangling arms and leering grins
I don’t fight them anymore – somehow they are a part me
So together, in this house, in this room
We endure the somber solitude of the day

A sudden chill fills the room
Death enters – its foul breath chokes me
My three companions prostrate themselves
Pressure builds in my bowels
Bile rises in my throat
A heavy weariness fills my bones
He’s calling – hissing my name
I can’t breath

Death surrounds my soul – crushing me 
I hear groaning  . . .
Strange guttural sound -- it’s coming from me
Deep painful darkness fills me
I beg Death to take me . . .

Through the open window
A gush of wind enters
A sheer curtain hanging comes to life
It’s spirit lifts inwards and up beckoning me to dance 

What is this wonder?
A limp ragged curtain – faded, stained, frail -- has life
Reaching toward me . . .  frayed fingers of thread motioning
Old friends rush to me – Joy, Hope, Love
Death’s grip slips – I gasp a breath
Looking up I see the open window
Boarded by old bare wood, hard with age

I realize it’s daylight now – soft shadows 
A curving road leading to the water
I can taste the saltiness in the wind
Trees in the distance
A calling from the sea
Seagulls, waves, laughter

Joy breaths into my nostrils 
Leave this place – Depression cannot hold you
Simple pleasures I will give you
   Cool breeze on a summer afternoon
   Laughter of friends
   A walk in the garden
   A book
   The Sea . . . 

Depression laughs in my ears
Through that window lies heartache, treachery, poverty, misery
It will chew your insides up – blood will pour from your lips
Pain and suffering awaits if you leave this house
Death waits to take you home 
An end to this constant noise – the peace of total emptiness 

Another breeze and Hope fills my eyes with light
I see colors – vibrant alive filling me with warmth
Leave this place, take a journey to the sea
Let light fill you and be your guide . . . see -- opportunities abound
For laughter, love, forgiveness . . . for life – abundant life
See the rainbow upon the Sea

Hopelessness rushes toward me
Kisses my lips and whispers
Light burns and blinds
Enslaves you
They will see clearly your secrets
Spotlight focus – ridicule scorn . . . ugly disgust . . .  self-hatred

Love rushes in and embraces me
Light, fresh, empowering
My heart leaps with pleasure
Arm and arm she leads me to the window
Much pain and sorrow – yes . . .  also Love
A powerful love that transforms, refreshes . . . frees
Breathe deeply of the Sea air – fill your lungs
Go – you are loved deeply and completely

Looking out Looking in




David Meade
01/07/2015


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