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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.

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The New Way
I was told to change my ways, lift the haze, or lessened were my days to follow. I try my best, to get out of my chest, that which makes reality hard to swallow. After a...Read More
Categories: suicide, addiction, blessing, drug, feelings,
Form: Rhyme



Loose Trance
Observing scratches atop a writers’ desk Pages torn and faded into excess A horrendous call of pain and plea A desperate attempt to silence need Empty scrolls of desolate fiction Convert blank canvases to remorse and affliction Sitting, staring at my...Read More
Categories: suicide, corruption, depression, freedom, horror,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Ungrateful to the End
I lie on sheets. That emits the stale odor of my body, That is treated, like crows, do roadkill. I answer their cry for help, and still, they pick at me. Needing to perceive one defect in...Read More
Categories: suicide, 12th grade, abuse, betrayal,
Form: Free verse
The hairbrush
A small hairbrush On a small shelf Over her bed We had talked together The night before Not about the weather Hurricane Raining; 40 days and 40 nights Had we talked about the weather We had talked about things Things difficult to talk about Hard to...Read More
Categories: suicide, daughter, love, memory, mirror,
Form: Free verse
The girl with red hair, freckles and an upturned nose
I met a girl once; more like noticed her I have to admit. A girl with red hair, freckles and an upturned nose. The girl with red hair, freckles and an upturned nose. Oh; I noticed her. Music can...Read More
Categories: suicide, death, love, mother, mother
Form: Free verse



Father of Mine
Father of Mine, What horrors have you seen? That kept you from us From the family that we could never be? I love you And I fear that the further you drift, That you’ll answer L’apple du vidde. Is it so wrong...Read More
Categories: suicide, dad, daughter, divorce, family,
Form: Free verse
Only game in town
Play or fold stakes are high, I raise you bluff, I see the lie, Call! show me what you got, nothing at all, I take the lot. Play or fold lets up the danger, Russian roulette real game changer, No...Read More
Categories: suicide, allegory, allusion, games, mental
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Small Town Mentality
She was a pretty girl with long brown hair But I just didn't want to settle down I was honest with her because I care Went to meet her for the last time in town. With teary eyes...Read More
Categories: break up, death, suicide,
Form: Sonnet
Dream Job Murderer by Default
A teacher will at some ask of you ? What do you want to be when you grow up ? And as i owned a train set my dream job always was to be a train driver And so one...Read More
Categories: suicide,
Form: Free verse
Robin
Who knew your pain? Who knew your grief? Who knew your life would be so brief? You came along in hurried flight and disappeared into the night The joy you gave the smiles you've sown are turned to tears since you have flown I've come so close to...Read More
Categories: celebrity, suicide, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
Suicide
A paper A pen A rope A stool An anchor Write your last Heart wrenching sword-like words Wishing their impression will last When your existence becomes the past Ignoring the pounding of your heart Due to the terror about to happen (It has never imagined 7...Read More
Categories: suicide, anxiety, death, goodbye, inspiration,
Form: Free verse
A nuanced choice
I’m near almost here resounds in my ear, I feel a presence closing in tonight, Curtains of darkness so bereft, it’s death, Here to take my life, i’m paralyzed to fight, Limp helpless, supine I stare, as finality descends, snuffing out...Read More
Categories: death, fate, irony, suicide,
Form: Free verse
Never Alone
My whole life I felt alone, A stranger, in even my own skin, But my soul, eventually outgrown, I rip, to try to dig deep within, I cut, for a slice of peace inside, A dart sent to pierce my...Read More
Categories: angel, dark, family, suicide,
Form: Rhyme
The Price of 'Progress', Part II
The words struck cold fear in my heart. What was I to do? I didn’t know. This was not supposed to happen, so back to the doctor did I go, and the words he told me there were just...Read More
Categories: suicide, confusion, death, gender, political,
Form: Narrative
The Price of 'Progress', Part I
If you are now reading this note I am hoping you’ll understand, I didn’t mean for any of this, was trying to be a good man. All that I was trying to do was support my only son, Dan. It started...Read More
Categories: suicide, confusion, death, gender, political,
Form: Narrative

Specific Types of Suicide Poems

Definition | What is Suicide in Poetry?