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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 Great Work
Why would I - the maker of this: desiccated and barren effigy, the devastated architect of this biological monstrosity - want to end the great work? I ask you dear friend, why would I not? Why linger when nothing...Read More
Categories: death, depression, fate, suicide,
Form: I do not know?

No light
No light Sharp words tearing at my soul No way out, your constant taunt Everyday my life you did haunt Great beast me you tried to control Snapping, tearing, destroying my mind You dragged me into dark places A place where I...Read More
Categories: suicide, death, inspiration, peace, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
Captain My Captain
The wind seems to blow when the cold settles in. Darkness will fall after shadows begin. The end truly came long before you were through, now everyone is going to miss you. Captain, my captain now gone to the...Read More
Categories: depression, sad, suicide,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Oh mother
Oh mother. You can’t be wrong? Your word commands the power of God. Oh mother. The fool you made! The child who sat alone in self made dungeons and caves. Oh mother. How can it be? The child that smiled now lost as...Read More
Categories: suicide, absence, abuse, betrayal, conflict,
Form: Free verse
That Sable Rune
Repugnant Pugilist, A Lummox dim with a rubble fist. Rock to Roc’s Feather. A Stalwart Rook to blotted weather. An over armored Savant slain by adhoc ether. Hands empty without effort. That sweet and Sable Rune. Opening the...Read More
Categories: suicide, dark, death, fate, loss,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member tribute to her husband
her husband took his own life she did not want her grief hidden had it etched into her back in a gorgeous tribute showing his soul leaving as a butterfly...Read More
Categories: suicide,
Form: Free verse
Swatch Dogs and Diet Coke Heads
Veronica Sawyer, a rebel in plaid She joined the Heathers, but they were so bad They ruled the school with their cruel games and lies But Veronica had enough of their fake smiles and hair ties She met a...Read More
Categories: suicide, angst, betrayal, crazy, death,
Form: Rhyme
Without You
Without You Knowing my heart would never cease to feel Anything other than pain...Read More
Categories: suicide, dark, depression, loneliness, love
Form: Rhyme
Hesitation Marks
You could've just drank whiskey like a smart man Drown your sorrows in enough beer to drown a fish Smoked enough cigarettes to burn your house down Taken a walk Pull up your mask and walk in for the...Read More
Categories: anger, depression, night, suicide,
Form: Free verse
These Tears I Cry
My heart aches with no reason why. Though things are fine, these tears I cry. Those I know don’t understand and half the time I’m just like them. I’ve searched and sought. What holds me bound? What weighs my heart?...Read More
Categories: suicide, how i feel, sad,
Form: Rhyme
Trembling and shaking and out of control. The burn in my mind, a deafening pull. The sight of your visage, the feel of the day. Oh god in the heaven make this go away. The voices descending, a haunting...Read More
Categories: conflict, lost, suicide,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Selfie Suicide - First Draft
She tries to think how she might make it real. She feels like a windblown flame just a meaningless username. This morning she excavated the garage. Rope (is it strong enough to hold?) She thinks of e e cummings balloonman far...Read More
Categories: suicide,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Flock of Startled Birds
A Flock of Startled Birds He had sat for an hour on a long, low, flat rock, He had checked himself over from bald patch to sock. His leather shoes burnished to a mirror-like shine, Tie ironed flat –...Read More
Categories: suicide, depression, memorial, mental health,
Form: Rhyme
Everyday I go birdwatching, I see them- Seagulls, Geese, Humming birds- Flutter and puff out their wings, To soar the tinted sky- Dancing along the clouds like small jets, Or the carefree glide of paper aeroplanes. I watch as their wings carry...Read More
Categories: suicide, analogy, animal, bird, mental
Form: Free verse
Final Note
Alone I sit upon this throne, alone I eat my meals. The meat I have, the clothes I wear, the ring I bear reveals - none in the land has such as I, none held in such...Read More
Categories: depression, heartbroken, sad, suicide,
Form: Rhyme

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