Mental Illness Poems | Examples of Mental Illness Poetry

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Categories: courage, depression, destiny, mental illness, metaphor, military,
24 Approaching My Waterloo,The Plan
by Nick Trim
I'm suddenly hit with a dark realization
that tells me within my own aspiration
lies a counter weight of apprehension
that is thwarting my attempted reclamation
of freedom from...

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Categories: allusion, angst, anxiety, emotions, mental illness, poetry,
Premium MemberT H E F L O R A L LI F E O F H U M A N S
by Ernest Robles
LIKE pebbles upon a beach; my thoughts, 
An innumerable number of nights
My feelings, devoured by emotions
As hemlock I have drunk, 
Fear, accuses me of weakness
But...

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Categories: anxiety, conflict, confusion, crazy, mental illness,
Bipolar Bubble
by Patricia LeDuc
Bipolar Bubble

At a recent family gathering
Friends and family ask cheerfully 
How are you feeling today?
Not too bad…my mouth says
I put a smile on my face
As...

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Categories: abuse, addiction, hope, mental illness,
Premium MemberMary Rogers
by July Morning
Couldn't pay the rent, could you Mary? 
Back out on the street, dearest Mary.
Winter's in the air/once a girl with pretty hair, 
And the days...

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Categories: brother, childhood, dad, death, mental illness,
Premium MemberWinter Walking Blues
by CayCay Jennings
For My First Man, My Daddy and My First Playmate, My Brother


Glazed, deep snow, virgin crunched under my aimless walk
as I idle rambled onward through...

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Categories: mental illness,
Another Night On The Loose
by Kelvin Jack
Open my eyes where did these clothes come from,
Pull out my compact when did i put this make up on,
Why do i smell like him...

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Categories: mental illness, psychological,
When The Mind Wanes
by Subimal Sinha-Roy
WHEN THE MIND WANES


In jeweled sky he doesn’t count stars’ grain
Asks why for whom in dark void do they glide
On starless nights he searches sky...

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Categories: 5th grade, freedom, funny, mental illness, senses,
Dandriff
by Nadia Kuhlman
Sniffle, sniffity Sniff. Sniff.
I has found some dandriff.
Dandriff makes me sniff, so
sniffle, sniffity Sniff. Sniff.

Oh! 
And by the way,
me name is Piff,
the magical dragon....

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Categories: abuse, anger, child abuse, mental illness,
Touched By Madness
by Janece Terry
In a day when mental illness 
was hidden behind a closed door,
A young girl lived but wished to die;
 she couldn't take it anymore.

No one...

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Categories: mental illness,
Premium MemberFine Lines
by Catie Lindsey
She walks on the edge of the universe
teetering upon those fine lines
to fall was never an option
in her scheme of things, in her grand design.
Subjected...

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Categories: mental illness,
Premium MemberOn Mental Illness
by Maureen McGreavy





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Categories: mental illness,
Constant Nightmare
by Krystal Dunning
Shadows on the ceiling,
Voices screaming in my mind-
An overwhelming feeling I always seem to find.
People call me insane,
Doctors want to lock me away-
Nothing left for...

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Categories: mental illness,
Premium MemberPerfect but Flawed
by Broken Wings
"He was the most wanted baby, a perfect boy except he was flawed."

He had sweet chubby cheeks and eyes so bright,
and he laughed and blew...

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Categories: mental illness,
Premium MemberPerpetual Autumn
by Joseph May
 Butterflies cluster where nerve endings shift
 In regions where the mind aimlessly drifts
 They will never fly again,..
 In perpetual autumn they remain

 There...

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Categories: mental illness, perspective, poverty,
Premium MemberFALLEN BY THE SIDE
by Line Gauthier


There you are at every corner
Cold with empty cup before you
Wishing people blessings and a good day
Hungry for attention hoping for a few coins
As you...

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Categories: anxiety, confusion, feelings, humor, mental illness, poetry, writing,
Premium MemberAnother Treatment
by carl jent
 Time for another treatment
maybe there will be no pain.
At times life's so wonderful
then the world turns insane.

Days pass, time exhibits age
dependent upon the meditation.
Most...

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Categories: abuse, anger, depression, family, mental illness, parents, teen,
Stop
by Carissa Clanton
Stop.
Before you continue along this path,
Tearing me away from you,
Consider the impact 
Your s****y life decisions
Will have on a girl
You forced into this world.
Stop blaming...

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Categories: caregiving, humor, integrity, mental illness, psychological, usa,
Premium MemberEpic Paranoia
by Gerald Dillenbeck
I wonder if this is an Elder RightBrain epidemic, 
this confusion of NRA origins 
as National Rifle Association 
or National Republican Army; 

A distinction of...

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Categories: caregiving, earth, green, health, mental illness,
Premium MemberNew Insane Resonance
by Gerald Dillenbeck
I have already noted a change,
a deepening analysis
in second year framing of the Trump Administration's
first hazing year in fascist process.

A DOA year ago,
we grew heatedly...

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Categories: mental illness, recovery from,
War Field Pt 2
by Sarah Tucker
I do not recognise her any more-
That girl on her knees,
Hands stinging in the ground,
Willing herself to turn the soil.

This field - then so sparse,...

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Categories: mental illness,
Premium MemberBipolarism
by Janis Thompson
Bipolarism

One day when I’m better it’s going to be fine.
I’ll get to be people then,
understanding the meaning of it all,
others not to offend.

Right now, I’m...

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Categories: mental illness, new year,
New Year's Resolution
by Carissa Clanton
I am done apologizing
For my own existence.
I am done making up
For everyone else’s apathy.
I am done pretending.
I am done playing catch-up.
I am done acting
Like everything...

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Categories: character, encouraging, hope, mental illness, people, perspective,
12 ADHD
by Nick Trim
Everyone has knowledge about A.D.H.D, but they lie,
I know this because actual knowledge is hard to come by.
People say you don't want to take Ritalin
So...

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Categories: anxiety, conflict, confusion, cry, mental illness, pain, passion,
11 I Hate Depression
by Nick Trim
Hating myself for the person I've become,
Different to all and not just some.
I swear that a chimp would succeed more than me,
Isolation is my best...

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Categories: age, america, health, integrity, mental illness, psychological, wisdom,
Premium MemberThose Who Listen
by Gerald Dillenbeck
If we,
especially in China, Russia, and USA,
were more cooperatively in charge
among our EarthSouled selves,
and less about competitively charging at,
shooting at each other
and our homes
and gardens,
less...

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Categories: earth, games, health, humor, mental illness, psychological,
Premium MemberCouples Counseling
by Gerald Dillenbeck
My early 20s Eldest Black Lives Matter Son
wears his disabling ADHD label uncomfortably,
impatiently,
like a possibly self-redeeming crown
but with unfortunate MessiahComplex thorns
as the Great WhiteMan's sacrificial...

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Categories: care, emotions, hurt, love, mental illness, pain, people,
05 Pain is Pain and Pain is Personal
by Nick Trim
Mental pain can destroy you. 
Through substance abuse it can become physical pain. 

Physical pain (like getting hit by a bus or a soldier who...

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Categories: anxiety, confusion, depression, feelings, mental illness, poetry,
Premium MemberMonsters in the Room
by Elle Smith
Monsters in the Room

I’m looking in the mirror

what do I truly see?

Prototypes and models,

of different persons

living inside of me.

 

I want to rid my mind

of...

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Categories: age, anxiety, depression, loneliness, mental illness, sad,
I miss the days
by Anna Nomaly
I miss the days when we could sit 
And stare at the screen for hours
The only problem wandering  in
Was chores... but that problem wasn’t...

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Categories: allah, faith, god, health, mental illness, prison, psychological,
Premium MemberDegrees of Insanity
by Gerald Dillenbeck
Is it more insane
to long to grow away from prisons
than to feel we still belong imprisoned?

Are we already prisoners,
lacking images for liberties
and co-arising responsibilities,
of a...

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Categories: absence, angst, conflict, dark, mental illness,
hinterlands of thee netherlands
by matthew harris
oft times ('specially 
   these latter un-sainted days and nights) 
   death doth haunt me zeitgeist
which thoughts of my demise
 
...

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Categories: gender, health, integrity, mental illness, prison, racism,
Premium MemberPrisons
by Gerald Dillenbeck
Prisons,
like slavery,
and economic and political prostitution,
are rooted in unfortunate histories
of criminal choices.

Criminal behaviors 
are rooted in revenge
and fear
and anger
and insanely aggressive feelings
of entitlement,
bad faiths in...

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Categories: mental illness,
Twilight of Misery
by Ellie Anne
Distant volcano vents bedim 
the ever-changing azure welkin 
Drunk off demons carousing amuck 
in my metaphysical crepuscule...

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Categories: mental illness,
Premium MemberSadness
by Vicki Acquah
Sadness

turns into madness 
people explode in 
Movie Theaters;
People explode on roads; 
People have road rage 
on this road called life."
Say it soft shhh hush 
CAN...

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Categories: addiction, dark, depression, mental illness, pain, suicide,
Dearest Lover
by Dina Kramer
It’s addicting.
You pull me back in again and again.
I need you.
I try to run
And you grab my cut up wrists,
Pulling me back under.
Breathe.
Cut.
Breathe.
Cut.
The words pulse...

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