Powerful and Moving Poems About Depression

Depression along with anxiety and other mental health issues are still considered to be the topics people don’t want to bring up or are afraid to do so. Yet, the statistics show that around 15 percent of all adults in the world face depression at some point in their life. As you see, depression isn’t something rare and uncommon.

Moreover, it often comes when you least expect it. The awareness about such issues as depression should be increased in order to avoid further deterioration of the situation.

Poetry is one of the best ways of expressing feelings, that’s why we just couldn’t pass by the best poems about depression to show you the way of coping with this terrible state.

Short Poems About Depression And Anxiety

Different kinds of art, poetry, in particular, have always been a sanctuary for people struggling with depression. It can be explained with the ease a person can share their experiences with others through a poem.

If you feel like no one understands you right now, the poems about depression and anxiety will show that you aren’t alone with your troubles. Understanding and accepting the issue is the first step in treatment.

  • I’ve been pushed down so many times
    I feel this time will be the last
    as I lay here fading
    my thoughts are invaded by memories of my past
    I feel the pressures of shame and rejection building
    as I lay here on the floor
    I have no strength to get up
    I’m not worth it anymore
  • nobody can save you but
    you will be put again and again
    into nearly impossible
    they will attempt again and again
    through subterfuge, guise and
    to make you submit, quit and /or die quietly
  • From life’s lessons
    there is one thing I know
    looked upon with loving light
    even from a teardrop
    a rainbow can grow
  • Often I go to bed as soon after dinner
    as seems adult
    (I mean I try to wait for dark)
    in order to push away
    from the massive pain in sleep’s
    frail wicker coracle.
  • I am a warrior.
    Stronger than her demons.
    Braver than the darkness.

Depression Poems That Can Make You Cry

Don’t confuse feeling depressed with feeling down. The latter can be one of the symptoms of the first one, but often people mistake bad mood for depression and so those who are really feeling depressed sometimes aren’t taken seriously. Read through the following depression poems and you’ll see the difference.

  • Depression is oppression.
    It’s a deadly hidden message
    Defined by self-hate.
    It seals its prisoner’s fate.
    It holds you captive and throws out the key.
    It stabs and jabs just to see you bleed,
    Inflicting wounds that scar for life.
    Destruction is its mother and death its wife.
  • When the emptiness hits.
    There is nowhere to run or hide.
    It consumes me.
    It breaks me and
    leaves me broken.
  • I’m choking
    From the pity in their eye
    I’m choking
    From the sad undertone
    I’m choking
    From the overwhelming thoughts
    I’m choking
    Because on the inside I’m drowning in my tears
  • Void, canceled, simply annulled.
    Endlessly aching, unconsoled.
    Life without you, cause without reason.
    Touch without sense, time without season.
    I face life now facing a cancerous sore,
    A sordid parasite that eats at my core.
    All that makes me whole, all I hold deep within,
    Leaving me lifeless, or at least not livin’.
  • rain pattering, fogging on the window,
    musing on a gray day.
    my soul swimming in mud, dropped
    left to harden
    when the sun shines.rocks have the souls
    abandoned by tired
    seekers and wanderers without
    a place to hold to

Sad Depressing Poems To Help You Reveal Your Feelings

No matter how painful it is to open up about your problems, keeping it all inside is not an option. It only brings worse damages. If you are depressed, don’t lock your feelings inside you, but let them out. Let the words and rhymes speak for you, let the depressing poems describe what you feel.

  • Crawling out of the darkness..
    A trip beyond the void
    a place I find myself wanting to avoid, actually its inescapable as its within
    and it’s wonderful as it is weird
    but this place..
    I can see..
    shouldn’t be feared.
    It’s quite bizarre,
    the infinite abyss really isn’t that far
    as the stars seem..
    Maybe it’s all one dream
    So don’t scream
    if things seem
  • The one was a bit more haunted; than the other.
    The other waited to be called.
    The one stomped headlong!
  • it’s okay, Paper Heart,
    after enough holes are poked
    after enough rips are torn
    the light can finally get through
  • ‘Just get over it, ‘ they say
    I wish I could find a way
    Living with it day by day
    Memories won’t go awayMedication helps to sway
    Many feelings of dismay
    But they do fail to decay
    The loss that one does surveyLet the Lord of All
    Show me The Way
  • yesterday
    when I woke up
    the sun fell to the ground and rolled away
    flowers beheaded themselves
    all that’s left alive here is me
    and I barely feel like living
    depression is a shadow living inside me

Most Famous Pieces Of Poetry About Depression

Writing or reading poems usually distracts from things that disturb us, so it makes sense why so many people find solace, comfort and peace in poetry. Here you’ll find great poems on depression by famous poets and those whose name don’t know yet.

  • The rain drums down like red ants,
    each bouncing off my window.
    The ants are in great pain
    and they cry out as they hit
    as if their little legs were only
    stitched on and their heads pasted.
    And oh they bring to mind the grave,
    so humble, so willing to be beat upon
    with its awful lettering and
    the body lying underneath
    without an umbrella.
    Depression is boring, I think
    and I would do better to make
    some soup and light up the cave.
  • What an appalling desire,
    your heart beats so fast.
    An unsettling ritual,
    which refuses to pass.
    A nagging numb need,
    you must feel something;
    go make yourself bleed.
    Get it out, act now.
    You wait for the great release.
    One slice turns into more,
    and you need it to hurt.
    No one must notice,
    hence the morbid allure.
    You can’t stop the impulse,
    once the fuse is lit.
    You tremble with sickly delight,
    after every slit.
    You’re almost done,
    carving your skin.
    The pain seems gone,
    but it won’t be for long;
    still for one moment,
    you heard that sweet song.
  • One step away from the realm so full of gray,
    where my spirit did decay, so hear it as I say,
    I fear my near dismay, before it’s dawning day.Close my eyes in defeat at the coming retreat,
    still not surprised by the heat, which thrives at my feet,
    the dark flames of deceit do burn me complete.I am back again as I was back then,
    before the war within, took me from that when,
    a hopeful hand, still searching for its pen.Yet tomorrow, I am gray again.
  • Oh me! Oh life! of the questions of these recurring,
    Of the endless trains of the faithless, of cities fill’d with the foolish,
    Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?)
    Of eyes that vainly crave the light, of the objects mean, of the struggle ever renew’d,
    Of the poor results of all, of the plodding and sordid crowds I see around me,
    Of the empty and useless years of the rest, with the rest me intertwined,
    The question, O me! so sad, recurring—What good amid these, O me, O life?
  • Turn the volume down
    Turn the lights off
    Stop singing, I’m tired
    Stop talking for a bit, won’t you?
    Let me think
    I need to rest my mind
    for a little while
    maybe longer.

Deep Poems About Being Depressed

For those people who have never seen a terrifying face of depression would be hard to understand the feeling of being alone and depressed. If you have no idea what it’s like to be in depression, to feel hopelessness, perhaps, these deep poems about being depressed will show what people, who try overcoming depression on a daily basis, feel.

  • It is the darkest, deepest place one can travel to alone,
    A solo journey filled with struggles and groans.
    Every day is a new battle against the same foe,
    But the enemy fights back with psychological blows.
    It creeps up on you in your most vulnerable state,
    Especially when there’s no one around who can relate.
    Thoughts in your mind begin to swirl and swell,
    Which drag you into your own subconscious hell.
    Figments and entities from your past
    Serve as the pain, which you can’t outlast.
    Finally sleep always comes as a welcomed friend,
    But it the morning the ceaseless battle begins yet again.
  • I think I hit the point in life where,
    I’m just done.
    I cried,
    I fought,
    I tried,
    But everything’s crashing down.
    My demons are screaming louder,
    Trying to eat aways the rest of me.
    And this time,
    I’m not going to fight back…
  • I’m swimming all alone in a pool of darkness
    and I feel like darkness is slowly pulling me under
    I yell for help but no one is there to hear it
    I begin to see the water at eye level…
  • Depression is my life without you,
    Depression is the darkness taking over the light,
    Depression is the thoughts of suicide
    Depression is isolation from the outside world
    Depression is where no one loves me
    Depression is where i have no friends
    Depression is where everyone looks at me and rolls their eyes
    Depression is…
  • The sun is setting, the night has come
    The sadness, pain and suffering,
    My demons once again arise
    To torment me at night.

Examples Of Poetic Expression Of Depression

The poetic expression of feelings isn’t new. Whether it’s hope, love, hate, loneliness, through poems you can express anything you feel. Depression is no exception. Though these pieces of poetry about depression may seem too dark, they perfectly reflect what the depressed people have to fight with every day.

  • As I cry in the dark and my tears find the pillow
    you’ll never know, these tears filled with such sorrow
    are those longing for love, again comes tomorrow
    I wish for today, your heart I could borrow
  • No space around me
    Stifling walls
    Closing off my view
    Numbing thoughts
    Aching soul
    Suffocating dreamsMemory stirs
    Pain wells up
    Trapping me again
    Nowhere to go
    But inside myself
    Devoid of any aim
  • When you damage me
    It digs down deep.
    Like Russian Roulette
    drags me down to my sleep.
    It gambles with my brain
    And tussles with my sensibility.
    The only recourse now
    Is to play with Death.
    Nobody will miss me.
  • Hold me through the night
    Still the pain and keep me safe
    I can’t face being aloneFold your arms so tight around me
    make the dark go away
    Please stay, hold me through the night
  • Get these voices out of my mind,
    I’m drowning but no one can see.
    They’re pulling me down, deeper and deeper,
    Please someone set me free.The darkness it consumes me,
    And all I feel is pain.
    I need to get these demons out,
    So only light remains.

Long Depression Poems About Life

There doesn’t necessarily have to be a tipping point which leads to depression. Of course, unrequited love or losing a job usually make things worse, but the point is, depression often appears out of nowhere. Life is life, you never know what can happen. Here we’ve collected beautiful long poems to help depression, to help you understand its roots and ways of dealing with it.

  • Harsh words & violent blows
    Hidden secrets nobody knows
    Eyes are open, hands are fisted
    Deep inside I’m warped & twisted
    So many tricks & so many lies
    Too many whens & too many whys
    Nobody’s special, nobody’s gifted
    I’m just me, warped & twisted
    Sleeping awake & choking on a dream
    Listening loudly to a silent scream
    Call my mind, the number’s unlisted
    Lost in someone so warped & twisted
    On my knees, alive but dead
    Look at the invisible blood I’ve bled
    I’m not gone, my mind has drifted
    Don’t expect much, I’m warped & twisted
    Burnt out, wasted, empty, & hollow
    Today’s just yesterday’s tomorrow
    The sun died out, the ashes sifted
    I’m still here, warped & twisted
  • Whatever your cross, whatever your pain
    There will always be sunshine after the rain
    Perhaps you may stumble, perhaps even fall
    But God’s always ready to answer your callHe knows every heartache, sees every tear
    A word from His lips can calm every fear
    Your sorrows may linger throughout the night
    But suddenly vanish at dawn’s early lightThe Savior is waiting somewhere above
    To give you His grace and send you His love
    Whatever your cross, whatever your pain
    God always sends rainbows after the rain
  • Out of the night that covers me,
    Black as the pit from pole to pole,
    I thank whatever gods may be
    For my unconquerable soul.In the fell clutch of circumstance
    I have not winced nor cried aloud.
    Under the bludgeonings of chance
    My head is bloody, but unbowed.Beyond this place of wrath and tears
    Looms but the Horror of the shade,
    And yet the menace of the years
    Finds and shall find me unafraid.It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll,
    I am the master of my fate,
    I am the captain of my soul.
  • Life is a bitter sweet pill
    I am forced to take against my will
    Everyone trying to pull me
    Back into so called reality
    Why, I ask, what does it hold?
    Don’t they see I have nothing, I am so cold
    My veins have no heat pumping through
    My depression makes everything a shaded hue
    In my heart I have no laughter, joy, or love
    I have prayed, but there are no answers from above
    My reality is not like other peoples seem to be
    Silent screaming inside of me constant feelings of misery
    Just want to withdraw into my own little safe haven
    Just to be left alone and have people realize I am not worth saving
    So please don’t save me
    I don’t want to come back to your reality
  • Depression is a fight
    Or a flight
    Depression is a theif
    That should be locked up
    Depression steals…
    Your appetite
    It steals your view on life
    It steals how you view yourself
    Sometimes it even steals your life

Last Updated on October 25, 2021