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Mental Illness Poems | Examples of Mental Illness Poetry

Mental Illness Poems - Examples of all types of mental illness poetry to share and read. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous poem examples for mental illness.

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Life Sucks
I'm not suicidal But sometimes I get The thoughts, The feelings, The urges The overwhelming Sadness takes over And I can't move Or get away from it It shuts down my body And I can't do anything I get the thoughts Of ending it all And it tears...Read More
Categories: dark, depression, mental illness,
Form: Free verse

A World of Your Imagination
All alone In a world of your own No one around Never any sound Trapped in a box No key to any locks Stuck inside Always against the tide There's no fun Happiness is none Chain links are strung Made by your tongue Held by feelings Your heart...Read More
Categories: angst, dark, mental illness,
Form: Rhyme
You feel Small To the world, Tiny and Unremarkable You feel Miniscule In the Role that You play You feel Unimportant And that In the grand Scheme of Things, you Don’t really matter Your life Is not needed And you feel You do nothing You try to See the life You want But it’s Like looking Through a Keyhole, Too small To go through, But...Read More
Categories: depression, mental illness, suicide,
Form: Free verse
Thundering Thoughts
The thoughts Swirl inside Like a Hurricane, You are Thrown all About and Forget who You are Lost in the Wind, lost To yourself Inside, your Mind is tumbling Because of The thoughts That threaten To break you Down and never Let go, to go On and on until You let go It's a violent Rollercoaster that Has bars...Read More
Categories: mental illness, suicide,
Form: Free verse
The smell of freshness, Bright, shining with cleanliness, Germs don't stand a chance, Constantly cleaning and washing, Having a routine that you go through, 1-2-3 shutting the door, Unable to leave till it's done, Outside germs are all around, Nothing is clean outside...Read More
Categories: conflict, mental illness, repetition,
Form: Free verse

For this last year it has been a test!, for lots of of our friends, we have laid to rest!!. Times are hard, but we will success, remember the times, when we all did our...Read More
Categories: mental illness, cry, death, deep, grief,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Escape from Chestnut's Edge
The split level blinks at Chestnut End under twilight's tremble, ripping me, the oily menhaden bait, from the under boot The Chestnut dwellers bold interrogative flushes him down then plunges-up the flotsam village scrawler the way you talk to a blooming...Read More
Categories: confusion, mental illness,
Form: Free verse
Fine's Secret
The simulation with in my head Dreaming of ways to make me dead Revisiting moments from the past Fantasy outcomes that’ll make one gasp Pressure building, taking hold Impossible future of being old Little thoughts, describing your failure Screaming out, for you...Read More
Categories: dark, depression, mental illness,
Form: Couplet
Mental Injury Is Not Mental Illness ESSENTIAL TO KNOW
14 years confused on a pitch without the goals never knowing how I fell through so many holes as each I fell through another would unfold the brain just couldn't process storing in the vault to...Read More
Categories: education, mental illness, truth,
Form: Rhyme
Perfect Contradiction
Thank you for the contradiction The do as I say, not as I do’s The teaching through acts The mind games with words You made me who I am Then complain about what you see Yet here I am at a...Read More
Categories: anger, angst, mental illness,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member BrokeN
“Open mind, open Eyes Open too long, something dies. Found the ties, too many tries. Broken mind, soul dies.” He needed someone or something to be there, There was no need to break-in, I was welcomed. When you weren’t there, what...Read More
Categories: mental illness, anxiety, dark, lost, mental
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Short Session
My mind unstable foundation. They keep talking, through dreams, comes communication. A combination, another citation never any satisfaction (Look over here, another distraction) Formation into another illustration division by another diversion. So, what version can take me out of isolation? (Wait, murder? I thought this was...Read More
Categories: mental illness, anger, anxiety, confusion, depression,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Here lies a broken man
Here lies a broken man Here lies a broken man... fractured in his fragility, without a plan Hope vanishes, escapes with delusions Broken minds, broken hearts... so much for a brand new start Visions of eternity, crash and burn in her mind Her delusional...Read More
Categories: mental illness, goodbye, grief, happiness, hope,
Form: Free verse
Margoux T
Margoux T. By Feo. The world is so different with out the fog A compliment is self inflicted The cobble hill phantom has gone missing Ultra has vanished The snow is now marble The bishops cannot defend...Read More
Categories: mental illness, crazy, creation, depression, emotions,
Form: Prose
Filling Station
A spell, a well soaked rag sits well and nearly out of reach unless. A spell is when it's open dirty, but is closed. Oil soaked around the bend the elbow is. The smell around the bushes how...Read More
Categories: mental illness,
Form: Free verse

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