You're Not Alone When You Read These Famous Poems About Depression
These poems about depression will remind you that you aren't alone.
Poems About Depression
That's where these poems about depression come in. The authors of these poems all experienced depression and know what it's like to have your own brain working against you. You can relate to them, trust in their words, and know that their poems are sincere.
Sometimes when you're going through an exceptionally hard time, you just want someone to understand. I have depression and when I'm going through a depressive phase, sometimes I just need someone to listen to me without judgement Not everyone is lucky enough to have a person like that in their life, but these poems about depression do understand.
Check out these eight wonderful poems about depression. Hopefully they will make you feel less alone in the world
1. Still Life with Antidepressants by Aaron Smith
"The afternoon light lights
the room in a smudged
sheen, a foggy-eyed glow."
2. A Lesson by Lang Leav
3. Life is Fine by Langston Hughes
"I went down to the river,
I set down on the bank.
I tried to think but couldn't,
So I jumped in and sank."
4. Balancing by Blythe Baird
to be happy
& pay attention
to the world
5. Tulips by Sylvia Plath
" Where once a day the light slowly widens and slowly thins,
And I see myself, flat, ridiculous, a cut-paper shadow
Between the eye of the sun and the eyes of the tulips,
And I have no face, I have wanted to efface myself.
The vivid tulips eat my oxygen."
6. It'll Get Worse Before It Gets Worse by Joshua Marie Wilkinson
"I'm alone on the road
with a dead phone.
The birds are flapping overhead
but there's not much light to be guided by."
7. I felt a Funeral, in my Brain by Emily Dickinson
"I felt a Funeral, in my Brain,
And Mourners to and fro
Kept treading - treading - till it seemed
That Sense was breaking through -
And when they all were seated,
A Service, like a Drum -
Kept beating - beating - till I thought
My mind was going numb -"
8. Alone by Edgar Allan Poe
"From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were—I have not seen
As others saw—I could not bring
My passions from a common spring—
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow—I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone—"
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What is your go-to poem for when you're feeling depressed?