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Suicide Poems | Examples of Suicide Poetry

Suicide Poems - Examples of all types of suicide 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 suicide.
The rope
Im not at ease Im not okay I dangle life on rope Before me When the legs become weak An unable to hold My weigh An ill soon then slip To dangle some more By my neck it will pull And my...Read More
Categories: suicide, absence, abuse, cancer, dark,
Form: Epic

I was once there, Nobody cared, For words, I was lost Filled with tire and exhaust Living in a superficial mess Life was a game of chess I'd lost my mates, lost my queen An astonishingly dark scene That being, in my life,...Read More
Categories: suicide, celebrity, confusion, corruption, dark,
Form: Rhyme
Red Leaves in Manhattan
A spider weaves its fragile web on a red leaf in Central Park. He lays on his rooftop, blinded by moons. Maybe she'll come. Maybe soon. Visions of golden green come alive. He fancies her...Read More
Categories: angst, heartbreak, suicide,
Form: Rhyme
On site of this forgotten Babylon What powerful but unrecorded race Once dwelt in this annihilated place What strange creature’s kin to inhuman race Dwell deep in antediluvian hells Uncanny things creep and scurry in forgotten realms where Poseidon reigns in...Read More
Categories: suicide, allah, allegory, allusion, analogy,
Form: Free verse
WINTERS HOUSE Black, bare in despair alone to nowhere On a corner crossroads to everywhere Sits a house half-forgotten a house full of itself and memories Dark and Bright in a place out of time Out of sight, silent...Read More
Categories: suicide, abuse, allegory, art, bereavement,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Scientific Method
Hypothesis: Hurt is Whether you want it Or not Experimental Design: In whatever a day is ...Read More
Categories: suicide, anger, drug, hurt, philosophy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Pale Gray Rider
You say your hope has depleted Delusions you can no longer bare But if you slip Death could come find you He could find you completely unaware Don't pray to pale gray horseman Don't pray for your life to...Read More
Categories: suicide, dark, death, depression, extended
Form: Free verse
Piercing my spine With Blades I have drawn In my restless sleep I linger in the past Were my souls Dry husks of horrors Are cast Each one an image in time The dead feelings have no life Each blade cuts the dead...Read More
Categories: suicide, abuse, allegory, analogy, anger,
Form: Free verse
Bring on the pain For I have seen my misspent ways Bring own the Rain So I can let it wash me away Bring on the insane So As I can commune with ...Read More
Categories: suicide, addiction, angel, angst, art,
Form: Rhyme
Arcane Factories III
Hear the horrific ape scream along the seam of nightmares. Something waits, gestates dreams blackened, brutal. Brittle things skitter, scurry, scamper away, eyes of entities, deities wail. Intellectual ape stares into the void, things better left unknown unloved never shown. Along...Read More
Categories: suicide, abuse, adventure, allegory, allusion,
Form: Free verse
Open and Close
Between Id and ideation Suicide is salvation Empathy can see behind closed doors When no more of this Is as good as bliss Ego knows the choice is always yours...Read More
Categories: appreciation, introspection, suicide,
Form: Rhyme
Don't Stop Beating Yourself up
All of the failures are mine All the successes are theirs I cannot stop ordering wine I keep rearranging the chairs Don’t stop Don’t stop Don’t stop beating yourself up Should you go to Malaysia, You best prepare to be caned If you listen...Read More
Categories: suicide, abuse, age, drink, humorous,
Form: Light Verse
Darkness Within
A lifelong friend has a troubled soul, Though sunlight flows from realms above, Inner demons rule, out of control, Robbing him of the thrill of love. Senses are hazy; Discerns are grey, Awkward to think and process thought, Taxing to act...Read More
Categories: suicide, depression, emotions, feelings, loneliness,
Form: Rhyme
Innocence of a Child
There is no love Like a child can give There is no life Like a child has to live There is no beauty Like a child can see There is no angel Like a child can be There is no pain Like...Read More
Categories: suicide, anti bullying, child abuse,
Form: Rhyme
My hair was thick for a moment My heart was thick for a week My love is thick when you want it Though afterwards, I can't speak If you won't come by the bedside, You can still come to the...Read More
Categories: suicide, america, bible, heart, literature,
Form: Lyric

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