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Suicide Poems | Examples of Suicide Poetry

Suicide Poems. Below are examples of poems about suicide. This list of suicide poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of suicide poetry. This list of works about suicide is an excellent resource for examples on how to write suicide poems.

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List of Suicide Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Escape Tjay Mueller Lyric spoken word, suicide,
Human Sack Gruff Ice Agonizingly Glommed matthew harris Dramatic Monologue suicide, 11th grade, 12th grade,
A Brainstorm Jordan Marks Free verse suicide, abuse, anger, anxiety, conflict,
Lost at Sea Lily Mayfield Rhyme suicide, dark, death, depression, sad,
Kiss of Death Jean Bush Rhyme suicide, death, imagination, kiss, sad,
Live Streaming Suicide Vegter Papyrus Free verse success, suicide,
It is what it is Blue Skies Free verse suicide,
Lonely mind Anna Inspirefromwithin.co.nz Rhyme suicide, child abuse, depression, lonely,
Triggers Taylor Erxleben Free verse suicide, dark, deep, depression, inspiration,
Addiction Rose Henderson Prose addiction, death, drug, suicide,

Another one lost in Despair
by Rose Henderson
We lost a friend, his heart so broken.
His weary woes were left unspoken.
He hurt inside with out release.
It must of brought him to his knees.
With...

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Prose | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: suicide, anxiety, bereavement, death of

Wasted space
by Rose Henderson
Pieces keep flying thru my mind
If I keep digging no telling what I'll find
Life so full once now its in such a bind
My body moves...

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Prose | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: suicide, depression, how i feel,

Wasted space
by Rose Henderson
Pieces keep flying thru my mind
If I keep digging no telling what I'll find
Life so full once now its in such a bind
My body moves...

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Prose | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: suicide, depression, how i feel,

Slip Away
by Janine Jacobs
Slip away
Fall out of sleep
Dream into wakefulness 
Try to avoid
That pain is real

Emotions don’t leave
But they’re never really there
It slumbers
It’s in the back of your...

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

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NO ESCAPE - LYRICS
by Teppo Gren
The freedom of life’s end without escape,
no place to elude the pain of despair.
So close was the notion of a black cape,
darkness to cover existence...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: suicide, dark, deep, depression, lonely,

Cuts
by Esther Palombini
A wayward heart in the wild, 
Trying to wield the knife of hope. 
Hope for one thing; hope for one friend 
The only way to...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: suicide, 12th grade, anxiety, dark,

11:02 pm
by Lu Loo
My life hasn’t always been easy...
                   ...

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

We Wept
by Sean Greathouse
“We wept”, said the Toys.
“I remember”, said the Dresser.
“I screamed”, said the Lamp.
“I held you”, said the Pillow.
“I failed you”, said the Blanket.
“Please don't”, said...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: suicide, abuse, anxiety, child abuse,

Suicide Mural Part One
by Christopher Goss
The sun shimmers through branches
Lighting up the canopy floor
Where I peer up with blue eyes
Tinged with red I'm as high as the clouds
And my dreams...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: beautiful, deep, meaningful, suicide,

Suicide Mural Part Two
by Christopher Goss
But it didn't quite work out
My lazy eye never worked
And I got depressingly overweight
I could never be a super model
But if I tried just hard...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: beautiful, deep, meaningful, suicide,

ICONIC BEACHY HEAD
by Ann Gilmour
How lucky am I to live close by the iconic Beachy Head
From below I can hike up a very steep hill 
Though on reaching the...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: feelings, sad, suicide, sweet

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The Edge Of Night
by Carol Connell
So many are living on the edge of night.
In their wretched lives they take no delight.
Thoughts of ending it all, to them, satan is giving.
On...

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: suicide, care, god, hope, lost,

one last song
by isaac white
as i lay and wit for death i feel the world pushing me to see life 
as a way to fight but i truly hate...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: death, suicide,

Steel
by Kitana Le-Garcia
The cold cold metal.
The metal that you can find in a kitchen
 or in a store. 
So easily found but is so dangerous.
Cutting right over...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: depression, suicide,

Fame
by Kitana Le-Garcia
Flashing lights. 
Shouting.
Squealing.
Fans everywhere. 

Everyone so happy. 
Just to get a glimpse of me. 

But they don’t know 
About everything down the drain.

When I was...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: death, loneliness, lost, suicide,

A Letter to My Friends
by Oliver Pierce
A Letter to My Friends
I love you all
Always there for me
Through it all
But if only you all knew what was happening to me now
If only...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: suicide, anxiety, cry, depression, emotions,

Believe Me
by Kay Roberts
Believe me when I tell you,
What you're contemplating isn't a cure,
You leave that pain behind,
For your loved ones to endure.
Believe me when I tell you,
Although,...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: suicide, angst, anxiety, depression, health,

Depression
by Tracy Taylor
A moment away from losing it
Being strong isn't easy
Crazy thoughts running through my head
Death is a regular one
Enough pain has been had
For now, I'm suffering
Going...

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ABC | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: suicide, anxiety, death, depression, heartbroken,

THE STORY IN MY HEAD
by Emmanuel Adedayo Ojelade
THE STORY IN MY HEAD
(Sounds Of Silence)

Would I have had it any better in life?
Why would it be me?
Why would he hurt me?
He is my...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: suicide, abuse, child abuse, depression,

Death
by shane solomon
Oh my sweet end!
Have you finally come for me?

I'll be under the oak swaying
Like leaves

You might catch me in a tub 
Listening to a song...

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