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Mental Illness Poems

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 Mental Illness Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Shadow Dwellers Tektite Tears Free verse mental illness, caregiving, community, depression, humanity,
Fading Away Tektite Tears Free verse mental illness, color, dark, encouraging, flower,
Take My Hand Tektite Tears Free verse mental illness, encouraging, inspirational love, love,
Premium Member Poem Story Lessons Gerald Dillenbeck Political Verse mental illness, anti bullying, caregiving, health,
Past pain Bethany Harnwell I do not know? mental illness,
Would you still love me Chassidy Guevara Free verse mental illness,
Untangled Maia Mengel I do not know? mental illness, anxiety, emotions, how i
Premium Member Poem A Bird With Pinioned Wings Edward Ibeh Verse mental illness, analogy, depression, freedom, happiness,
YOPD Alison Nel Free verse mental illness, courage, encouraging, health, mental
Premium Member Poem BIPOLAR nette onclaud Verse conflict, mental illness,

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Forsaken Voices
by Lu Loo
I hear the utter in my mind with comfort and ease,
but will my insanity find that these voices could cease?
There’s the noise and confusion, unrested...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: mental illness, metaphor,

Understanding
by Ahmad Abu-Gdairi
Solace at last.
My eyes see the truth,
And you? Blinded by yours.

My phears have granted me wisdom.
You still phear me, but I am no threat to...

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

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Threatening Whispers
by Gary Smith


I try so hard not to listen,
Yet still I hear their voices, mocking.
A constant stream of threatening whispers,
My sanity was surely rocking.

They told me folk...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: mental illness, voice,

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What Is Wrong With Him
by Caren Krutsinger
She’s not right.
She has something wrong with her.
She has a screw loose.
She’s got problems.

What is wrong with him?
How do we fix that?
I am no doctor...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: mental illness, 10th grade, 11th grade,

Inferiority Complex
by matthew harris
Although yours truly modest,
     the only personal issue
     I will lightly boast about
constitutes lingering
self worthlessness bred
if not...

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Bio | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: mental illness, age, conflict, destiny, fate,

nothing so lonely
by deb radke
nothing so lonely
as a mind swirling with noise
amidst reality



















11/30/2018...

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

Meditation Guru Me
by matthew harris
Meditation Guru Me...

Spiritual tranquility (uber visionary)
     welcoming yuletide zen,
sans relinquishing down 
     lyft ting thoughts
  ...

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

Untitled
by Kevin Crossed
I want to smash a window and swallow its remains
Atleast internal bleeding would get rid of all this pain
Sometimes I feel like killing all inside...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: mental illness, anxiety, body, death, depression,

Emotional Slave
by Elena Welsh
I'm a slave to my emotions
they control my thoughts, my actions
my mind
I'm a ticking time-bomb of emotional reactions
unable to function like the rest of humankind

My...

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

MENTAL COLLAPSE
by Poet Self
she knelt down sobbing
could not face her tragedy
sedatives don’t work

she quickly collapsed
taken instantly to hospital
in the rubber room

now she sits quietly
talking to herself in belief
straight...

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

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LIVING WITH MENTAL ILLNESS
by Cindi Rockwell
No one understands you, not even you yourself.
Trapped in a cage that only you can see
The combination lock rusted shut since
You gambled away the secret...

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

Do you Know my name
by Emily Schmittling
You know my name but do you know me,
I live in the mind of many you see,
Hidden behind a series of masks,
I make everything difficult...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: mental illness, depression, life, meaningful, mental

The I of the storm
by Chris Green

The I of the storm

I search for the storm, the source of the spinning
those pillaging hurricanes blurring the eye
That cyclone of fear, the tempest beginning,
with...

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

THE I OF THE STORM
by Ann Gilmour
I wake feeling groggy
from the tablets at night
Dulling my mind so I can escape
the thoughts going round in my head
Feeling safe as I hide in...

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

The Edge of February
by Robin Regan
Kiss me. 
Kiss my lips on in the no man's land between warring trenches. 
Roll me in rhe barbed wire killing fields among the mud...

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

Perpetual Queasy Student Days recess 2
by matthew harris
mysterious as Lemuel
     unlike hundreds of
     other rowdy seniors
     constituting the nineteen
 ...

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Bio | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: mental illness, boy, discrimination, education, mental

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Stuck Inside the Eye of the Storm
by Lu Loo
I was stuck inside the eye of the storm.
No shelter nor blanket could keep me warm. 
I knew not how to rescue myself from distress,...

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

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Inside The Mad Throes
by Jo Daniel
Shackled by the fetters of deep desperation,
   Can't break it free, can't break it free,
My mind voice rises to the top of consternation,
...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: deep, mental illness,

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Machinating the Manger Scene
by Sheri Fresonke Harper
I dreamed once a future
with Mary and her long claws
suspended from a dragon body
captive and held by force field
hidden beneath a big cowled robe
saddened by...

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

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My Oubliette
by Gary Smith


My companion is confusion
There are demons to be fought.
They reside inside my mind,
Messing with my thoughts.

I try not to listen
But they whisper in my ear,
They...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: anxiety, fear, mental illness,