Mental Illness Poems | Poetry About Mental Illness

Mental Illness Poems. Below are examples of poems about mental illness. This list of mental illness poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of mental illness poetry. This list of works about mental illness is an excellent resource for examples on how to write mental illness poems.


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List of New Mental Illness Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Sinking again Carly Davies ABC mental illness, anxiety, depression, fear, mental
Insomnia Brain Todd Aguilar Jr. Lyric mental illness, anxiety, confusion, good night,
There Are Days When Francesca Pappadogiannis Rhyme anxiety, mental illness,
Fight or flight Gordon Alexander Free verse depression, fear, mental illness,
Small-Town Herpe-s EL UU I do not know? mental illness, abuse, addiction, analogy, conflict,
Insecure Projectors EL UU Dramatic Monologue mental illness, analogy, animal, anti bullying,
very rare blank face Haiku mental illness, abuse, addiction, angst, anxiety,
Premium Member Poem Give her back soon Roy Pett Free verse mental illness, anxiety, depression, devotion, mental
Premium Member Poem PCS Accredited Mess Maureen McGreavy Senryu appreciation, me, mental illness,
Peace Not War Alexander Ross ABC fear, mental illness, military,

Cyclic
by David Stearns
Disguising things on puppet strings
Let me go please, let me go
I’m pulled straight out of my mind
My twisted affliction a sadistic addiction
An unsolvable encryption as...

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Blank verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: anger, depression, mental illness,

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when you can not say fine when you don't mean it
by Maureen McGreavy



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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: hope, introspection, mental illness,

Dark Times
by Lucy Harley
Dark Times

Draining me, dragging me, down into your dungeon 
The same black hole that you keep on plunging into
Falling, pulling me down there with you
I...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: mental illness, anger, dark, depression, mental

Think twice before using that knife
by Sheila Van Zant
 You had better think twice before using that knife;
You won't be protected because that guy is well connected;
You are first on the list the...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: mental illness, addiction, anger, bullying, conflict,

Running
by Amar Qamar
I’m running to cleanse my soul.
“From what? To where?” 
At this moment I do not care.
Rain drops beat against my face.
I run on faster, into...

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Imagism | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: mental illness, anxiety, change, depression, mental

Dying is the only answer
by Raj Ranjit
What's my fault I'm facing the problem like that
It's the fact
What was my mistake god I'm so sad
And you are bad
Unexpected day unexpected memories 
Full...

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Prose Poetry | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: depression, feelings, mental illness,

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DoubleBinding Riddles
by Gerald Dillenbeck
When is physical restraint equipment
also dirty laundry?

When your daughter vomits
all over her school bus transport harness,

When she could have more safely,
and less expensively, traveled
in a...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: mental illness, anxiety, bullying, conflict, health,

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There Ought to be a Golden Rule
by Gerald Dillenbeck
There ought to be a law

If CEOs ignore firestorm conflagrations
expanding in strength
and endurance
And ignore wet windstorms
wiping out resident populations,
humane and Republican
and otherwise,

If CEOs meanwhile invest...

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Political Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: fire, health, mental illness,

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The Feel Good Against Revolution
by Gerald Dillenbeck
A difference between co-dependent feel-good rallies
and interdependent revolutions
is also the difference
between Negative LoseLose bipolarity
and Positive WinWin Energy,
dipolar co-arising.

CoDependency is a double-binding
tolerance of addictive mendacity
sharing common...

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Political Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: mental illness, anti bullying, fear, health,

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Mind PLAYIN TRICKS ON YOU
by James Edward Lee Sr.
The rose is such a tender flower
With thorns mini spikes that'll stick ya!
What's that
Mind playin tricks on you
Your head houses components electric
What's wrong short circuit
What's...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: mental illness, allegory, allusion, anxiety, depression,

I LOVE Meditation Mediating Mindful Poems
by Anil Deo
A mind can be renewed if a mind can be observed
What exaggerated stories, what web of lies do I tell myself,
When things go wrong? Do...

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Terza Rima | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: mental illness, abuse, change, christian, deep,

The Last Hour
by John Jeremy Semena
Cursed be the evening,
in which anger and despair
lead to mourning perpetually
under the night's chilly air

To rise when the eyes see,
the sun's gaze upon the earth
is...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: mental illness, absence, abuse, allegory, anger,

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I hurt at night
by Lewis Raynes
I hurt at night, in the quiet and dark, 
I hurt with the earth, stars and moon,
Alone and empty, torn apart from inside, 
I pick...

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: mental illness, anger, loneliness, lost love,

He Calls Himself Pierre
by Elena Welsh
Not all mentors are positive
I’ve come to realize 
In fact, mine is quite causative 
Of things from which I agonize 

He calls himself Pierre 
And...

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

Obsessed
by Samara Khasru
Obsession, Fears, Anxiety,
Waking the mind of the suffering,
Losing the comfort of Normalcy, 
Gaining the feeling of Confusion about one's own mind.

My thoughts and fears haunt...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: mental illness, anxiety, confusion, depression, mental

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Her flickering light
by Lewis Raynes
Cold and dark where once was warm, 
Feelings of black ooze a straight,
Line of grime down to her floor, 
In her hall of demoralized waste,

And...

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: angst, dark, mental illness,

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Hollow
by Regina Elliott
  dark hunger arrives
  fare untouched
  her mind stops eating...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: mental illness, 6th grade, 7th grade,

OKAY WHAT FIEND STOLE THY BODY ELECTRIC
by matthew harris
Thine distorted reflection rippled 
within rain maker's pool 
   upon a midnight clear
full moonlight sonata 
   flooded shallow abyss, 
cleaved fractal...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: mental illness, 11th grade, 12th grade,

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Self talk
by Lewis Raynes
Trapped like a fish in a simple fish bowl, 
Unable to break out to be free,
Unable to escape the abuse of my world, 
The abuse...

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: abuse, mental illness, psychological,

Self-Destruction
by Elena Welsh
I seem to be in the mood for self-destruction
-just following the example my brain sets
as it slowly breaks itself apart-
Let me procrastinate:
on that application, on...

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



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