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Suicide Poems

Suicide Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about suicide. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for suicide.

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Premium Member My Best
My Best 
"She is a flower..."

Pink roses, 
not the big ones, 
not the small ones, 
not the buds or full blooms. 
Not one of them. 

All of them!

Pick them fresh, 
and make a bouquet, 
that I can take to...Read More
Categories: suicide, celebration, friendship, miracle, mother daughter, prayer, princess,
Form: Sonnet

Premium Member The Storm of Ages
The Storm of Ages

I was given a taste of something... sweet. 
Innocence reborn a new, 
I... am... born... again. 

While some celebrate, 
others cringe and cry.
They try to mock and separate, 
what is truth and real? 

Yelling openly,
and not the...Read More
Categories: suicide, allah, america, angel, fate, islamic, jewish, mental
Form: Narrative
i dont like it here
i am a creation of empty minded sex
and anger that plucks the heads from flowers
i come from broken glass absorbed into the front seat
from a desolated house 
where plates and pillows whisper dirty words
where mirrors dont hold reflections

i dont know...Read More
Categories: suicide, 11th grade, abuse, anxiety, dark, depression, mental
Form: Free verse
Premium Member File Number
File Number

364 was especially hard to deal with today. 
The worker made a check in the empty box. 
She used red ink. 

Wife beater, 
low-life scum. 
There were... more than one, 
of each and a mix of all....Read More
Categories: suicide, analogy, butterfly, corruption, creation, inspiration, introspection, leaving,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Confused Miles
Confused Miles

are too far away. 
I live here and you live there. 
The world, 
smaller all the time, 
but still. 

Parts are on fire. 
Some are even flooding. 
Be safe my dearest one. 
You are family to me. 
There are...Read More
Categories: suicide, addiction, america, angel, fantasy, goodbye, political, smart,
Form: Free verse

by Dylan Williamson

Numbers , an intricate design
A metaphorical thing that troubles most
And they include many signs
The ones who understand these boast
Numbers flicker by quickly
Incredibly fast, it’s blinding
Numbers draining out as swiftly
As they may be coming
An emptiness comes when they’re gone
It...Read More
Categories: angst, dark, death, poverty, suicide, teen,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member One More
One More

Raise the curtain, 
I am ready. 
Let's write and read together, 
for hours without end. 
Dressing up in costumes, 
singing crazy shanties, 
or Round the Mountain western tunes. 

Wear an apron, 
a cape, a bonnet. 
Be spontaneous and laugh....Read More
Categories: suicide, appreciation, grandparents, happiness, miracle, muse, peace, prayer,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Third Row, Second Seat
Third Row, Second Seat

The empty chair at church has a name. 
It changes from time to time, 
but remains somewhat if not always, 
the same. 

My friend "May" and I...
we talked about the lost ones. 
Then we traded numbers and...Read More
Categories: suicide, angel, atheist, christian, forgiveness, friendship, inspiration, uplifting,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Blip Offering
A Blip Offering


a show
a play
a picnic
an event



soul mate


(free verse until it is no longer free...) 
...Read More
Categories: suicide, america, celebration, history, humor, humorous, innocence, inspiration,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A New January
Resolutions each January I feel I must do.                                ...Read More
Categories: suicide, february, january, power,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member My Computer
I navigate my computer,                                    ...Read More
Categories: suicide, computer, words, writing,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Sitter
The Sitter

They rushed me in. 
I had no time to prepare. 
Talk they said. 
We will not be... long, 
it was a song.

My first response.
should have been. 
In the end, 
adrenalin and panic
gave way to remembered 
moments with...Read More
Categories: suicide, child, childhood, chocolate, daughter, mother daughter, mothers
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Blip

This is a short poem. 
Not a long one like the rest. 
(not haiku)
This is about time, 
and saying a lot in a small space.
Updates to follow.
Be quiet... (calm)

...Read More
Categories: suicide, courage, heartbreak, heaven, mental illness, soulmate, spoken
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Gathering the Bones
Gathering the Bones

You must believe me, 
I am in power. 
I know what is right for you. 
Your vote put me here, 
you can not possibly be wrong?
You have too much pride for that. 
I have been here now, 
nearly...Read More
Categories: suicide, addiction, allah, america, child abuse, environment, mental
Form: Narrative
Mr Brightside
Suddenly the tunnel has gone from around me, 
the light at the end is light that surrounds me, 
there’s sounds and life, 
green blue and gold shines bright, 
dreams too, there’s chance, it’s nice. 

I crawled that tunnel for 13...Read More
Categories: suicide, character, conflict, strength, uplifting,
Form: Rhyme
Into the sea
I watched you from the shore
as you walked into the inky black sea
the moonlight illuminating the shape of you.

I listened to the sound of the waves
as they rolled gently onto the shore
then there was only silence.

And in the morning
I watched...Read More
Categories: moon, morning, night, sea, suicide,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Wormwood

There is a place, 
in the middle of nowhere... now. (hushed whisper) 
It is hot and cooking,
and yet...things are green. 
Nature has taken back, 
what man destroyed. 
Maybe not the way it should be, 
but maybe it does not matter,...Read More
Categories: suicide, allah, conflict, earth, gothic, heaven, nature, obituary,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Spring STRAND CHOICE 2
Singing birds emerging.
Pretty flowers are blooming.
Rabbits are hopping.
In spring things start living.
Nests of eggs are cracking.
Gardens are now growing.

Written Date: 1/21/2020...Read More
Categories: suicide, bird, flower, spring,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member If There Was No Poetry
No more poetry,
say it's not so.
How do I live not writing any more, 
no more words and stories to express.
No more rhymes,
to pass my time.
How about acrostic,
running down the side.
Free verse loved by all,
it is now all gone.
No more poetry,...Read More
Categories: suicide, poetry, words, writing,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Wrong Year Great Leap Forward
All the birthday boys,                                    ...Read More
Categories: suicide, birthday, boy, humor,
Form: Clerihew
The Past
I battled against the depression even though there was so much aggression, but now my confession is that I have love from others who care.
I won that battle but now I need to win the war, even if I'm sore...Read More
Categories: suicide, memory, old, pain,
Form: Rhyme
Gun Activist Protest Song
Peace on Earth, Oh, We Will Not Comply
Days of Mirth, No, We Will Not Comply
Raise Our Rifles, Help the People Die
Laws Are Trifles, We Will Not Comply....Read More
Categories: suicide, evil, march, parody, political, psychological, satire, scary,
Form: Lyric
I'm Not A Victim
It starts in a basement age 4.
Then a bedroom age 15.
A doorway while blacked out age 16.
My boyfriend made me when I was 19.
I was drunk and heartbroken at age 20.
I was saved by the man who did the same...Read More
Categories: abuse, depression, growth, mental illness, suicide,
Form: Prose Poetry
I'm Not A Victim
It starts in a basement age 4.
Then a bedroom age 15.
A doorway while blacked out age 16.
My boyfriend made me when I was 19.
I was drunk and heartbroken at age 20.
I was saved by the man who did the same...Read More
Categories: abuse, depression, growth, mental illness, suicide,
Form: Prose Poetry
Sadness And Depression
I ask myself this question a lot
“Why haven’t I killed myself yet?”
I have one reason
And one reason only

My baby brother
Suffering from depression takes a toll
It will also eat away at your soul
I don’t know what to do

I love him so...Read More
Categories: baby, death, pain, suicide,
Form: Dramatic Verse