I Write Poetry Best When I Am Depressed

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 374 People

    Not My Dad

    Why did you hurt me,Why did you force my will.You were supposed to protect me,Yet my soul you intended to kill.You taught me pain and betrayal,You molded the adult I was to become.So evil and monstrous,I deny this is who I am from.You tore my flesh and drew my blood,You destroyed...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise
    41-45, T
    May 11, 2013

    The Night Has A Thousand Eyes

    The night has thousand eyes, And the day but one, Yet the light of the bright world dies With the dying sun. THe mind has a thousand thoughts eyes, And the heart but one, Yet the light of a whole life dies When LOVE is done......
    moonii moonii
    22-25, F
    Jul 14, 2010


    Everyday I fight the walls I built, That keep me in this hate and fear and guilt, A thousand doors line the walls before me, Doorknobs gleaming as if to taunt me, Yet one by one I rush and open them wide, Yet everytime I'm sorry to find nothing inside. And the worst part is I...
    Liptongal Liptongal
    18-21, F
    Jul 7, 2012

    The Caged Bird Sings

    Looking out Between the unforgiving bars. The world keeps going Spinning this beautiful web This beautiful web of lies. Lies that state Everyone is free. No one bears a secret Which locks them away Holds them back. All live their lives Happy and carefree. But that is why The...
    jesussaves2013 jesussaves2013
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 26, 2013

    Guilt. You gave me 2 gifts a boy & girl like

    you they were perfect but I am flawed and my flaws caused you pain and that pain caused me guilt guilt made me withdrawn which made you angry and that anger caused more guilt guilt pushed you away and so you ran and your running caused more guilt so now I have a death sentence...
    skiwi78 skiwi78
    36-40, M
    Aug 25, 2014

    Worst enemy, somebody set me free.

    Take all these tears from me. Could you stop the bleeding? If it were too much. Make me believe in luck. If I did, I'd be in more of a dump. They told me to not jump. But this feeling keeps coming up. Sorry if you're not dire to my existence, Most people aren't. I wish I...
    UnderTheSleeves UnderTheSleeves
    18-21, F
    Dec 2, 2015

    I Cant Sleep

    Poetry has been my outlet, when I have been unable to communicate openly and out loud with my words or had no one to communicate to or understand what I was experiencing, my paper always listened to what I had to say. I wrote this poem one night, when like many nights, I was in...
    SelfDefinedPrisoner SelfDefinedPrisoner
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 14, 2012

    Just Dont Care

    The pain i once felt the hate i once had have just passed its like u cased me under your spell get away from me go to ******* it feels like its not even worth writing a poem about you i just dont hate you i just dont care anymore
    moonii moonii
    22-25, F
    Sep 26, 2010

    Silent Screams

    I lie waiting for you, waiting patiently for a reply. I go to you with everything, I leave with nothing. You claim to be my parents, but you show me nothing but hate. You never support me, yet you make me do your work. You, my life, why treat me so? What have I done to make you...
    soulofmusic soulofmusic
    22-25, M
    Dec 5, 2010

    Feeling Empty and Wanting to Disappear

    As Time Runs With An Unknown  Ending Date, It Catches Many By Surprise. (Me Included) The feeling of emptiness is taking hold of my insides and draining my strength to go on. It is like too much thread going through a thin needle, and getting stuck in...
    hangingonbarely hangingonbarely
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Aug 30, 2008

    All Because of You

    i look at you now and i wonder, why was my love not enough, baby your my addiction, all my dreams. all my hopes. all my happiness, was all because of you now your love have ended, mine still lives on, one day you'll look back and see, after i've gone, that there was no...
    sweetsabs sweetsabs
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 28, 2008

    I Can Pretend

    unpredictableinkc unpredictableinkc
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Nov 20, 2010

    When the Tears Flow the Words Fall Into Place

                            When emotion fills me like wine in a glass, when words dance at the end of my pen and past,         ...
    jadedchick16 jadedchick16
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 20, 2008

    Work Horse

    We bow our heads Ignore the sun upon our our backs. Ignore the blisters that rise From the unforgiving leather Which binds us To the plow we pull behind. We don't dare slow The steady pull For our masters walk behind Cracking their whips To ensure we can't stop. We can only dream...
    jesussaves2013 jesussaves2013
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Aug 26, 2013

    I can't drink away my pain,

    because every morning my long term memories are still intact.
    GreenPanda2015 GreenPanda2015
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 14, 2014

    When I Am Blue

    When I am sad when Iam blue Why is it then I can only write about you? When I am sad when I am  blue I have no problem writing that you are poo. When I am sad when I am blue I think you should be cooked in a stew.
    Grits4life Grits4life
    46-50, F
    1 Response Aug 26, 2008

    When You Are Too Sad To Pretend To Yourself

    When you are just plain too sad to lie to yourself, that's when you express yourself best. In my Emma's playhouse, Just beyond my eye, My Emma's happy dancing, Playing in the sky, Who am I to wish for her, To live on in this world of strife, No, my precious little girl, Go on...
    SarcassticMum SarcassticMum
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 11, 2013

    I push, and I push but the tears don't come out.

    It's like my tear ducts are under a drought. With nothing to really cry about. I sit here and I wonder how, How I am still breathing after all my life's beatings, How I still have reason to keep seeing, and believing.. That I can make it.. Because oh, my faith isn't going to be...
    UnderTheSleeves UnderTheSleeves
    18-21, F
    Jun 19, 2015

    Happiness Kills Creativity...

    I've always felt this way... I just can't seem to find my creativeness when I am happy... I have always written some of my best stuff when I am depressed... wrote this about 2 months ago when I was going through a bad spell of figuring out medications and what not... DEMONS...
    phidget phidget
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 27, 2008

    I haven't written any poetry in a long while.

    People read it and then move on with their lives. I'm not inspired much anymore.
    ChizzyVanGogh ChizzyVanGogh
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 9, 2014

    This Is Loving?

    (Not really a story.. Its a poem) Dear friend, my love, stranger You are all of those above I can't really tell which i am to you I feel everyday i dont see you, I lose a day of living And every time you smile I feel i can die happily that instant I can't really read you, Just...
    kikiangel kikiangel
    18-21, F
    Jan 6, 2013

    So they come back and make up

    for everything they've done, Stab you through that fresh wound which was once fun. you smile and wonder how to let it go, And then you laugh and let them stab you forever more.
    Iv8122 Iv8122
    26-30, M
    Jan 30, 2015

    I Hate You

    I hate u I hate it when you say hello I hate it when you think I care I hate it when you show CARE I hate the way you stay calm and never look mad no matter what i say! I hate the way you love me Like I was the only one you had i hate the world b/c i hate u i hate to love i hate...
    moonii moonii
    22-25, F
    Dec 24, 2011

    Rescue Me

    The Light It's blinding The truth I keep denying. Staring me in the face But I turn and walk away. The darkness sounds sweeter The lies it whispers Gently in my ear Say as soon as I enter the light My life with stop. Everything will change. Fear runs deep I hate the life I live...
    jesussaves2013 jesussaves2013
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 10, 2013

    Time Is Running Out For Me

    As Time Runs With An Unknown Ending Date, It Catches Many By Surprise (Me Included) The feeling of emptiness is taking hold of my insides and draining my strength to go on. It is like too much thread going through a thin needle, and getting stuck in the process. Time is what I...
    hangingonbarely hangingonbarely
    41-45, F
    Aug 30, 2008

    Fly Away

    I remember When I could only fly in my dreams. Chains held me down Lowly to the ground I looked to the sky Screamed out GOD's name HIS hand reached down But I was too blind to see To see GOD trying to help me. I turned away With tear washed face. I clutched tighter the chains The...
    jesussaves2013 jesussaves2013
    22-25, F
    Oct 10, 2013

    We are the ones with no voices,

    We are the shadows that arn't seen, We are the ones who are suffering, We are the ones that arn't worthy, The ones that don't fit in, The ones without the rights, We are abused, We are neglected, We are the ones that are in pain, We are the ones that are all alone, Yet...
    sayhellofriend sayhellofriend
    16-17, M
    1 Response Mar 23, 2015

    Standing in the rain.

    No drop is touching me, They just pass me by. Alone in the void. When i'll lose you then i'll lose the fight. Time is what i hate now. Winters are bitterly frore. More than you know, i have seen the lonely, dead end road. I told you once," i wanna die" But i cant look you in...
    jainrishabh jainrishabh
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 8, 2014

    The clouds are smiling overhead I feel like I'm

    high on caffeine And life for that matter Everything seems to have a sheen The glow of the sun Peeks through the overcast sky I wish it could feel like this forever I say with a sigh The birds are singing Their melancholy song of joy Almost like the bird call Of a child's brand...
    hiself hiself
    18-21, M
    Aug 7, 2014

    Kinda Sucks Tho

    i only seem inspired to write when i am upset. i have tried to write when i am happy but weirdly enough i think my better stuff is when something is wrong.  any body know why that is?
    darlinsam darlinsam
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jun 11, 2010

    "my Wish"....................

    I have a wish that life would be okay. I want to let you know that i care and i want to help a special way. I have come here today to support and celebrate the strength and love from within the soul. A night of musicand dancing to help friends to hold. I have a wish thaqt you...
    Anto815 Anto815
    46-50, F
    Mar 27, 2011


    Her eyes are dark she sees not what damage she does she already knows her face is pale she looks like a ghost shes turning into one this girl used to smile at strangers and give to the homeless but now she is terror people fear her because she comes from the...
    moonii moonii
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 19, 2009


    When I was going through a really terrible time in my childhood, I turned to writing as an escape. That's when I started writing poetry on a regular basis. As a result, most of my poems come from that 'darker' place. Its therapeutic for me because I tend to internalize my...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Aug 31, 2008


    I'm not allowed to be depressed, so I'm scared that I'll never be able to reach my dream of being a professional writer.....
    moonlit1 moonlit1
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Aug 31, 2008

    Maybe Not....

    I've thought about this. Could it be the other way round? That when we're most deeply in those dark shadows that harden into horrors of helpless sorrow, our true creative spirit rises to the fore? Perhaps we don't write better when depressed into a useless blob of luxurious...
    ptinski ptinski
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Nov 19, 2010

    Hate And Guilt

    hello, this is a poem i wrote the night i planned on taking my life, iv never shared it with anybody untill now i thought id be criticized for the stuff that's in this, so please when you read this just remember i was in a really bad time in my life. this poem tells a story, but...
    LatinaGirl95 LatinaGirl95
    22-25, F
    Oct 2, 2013

    The Boxer Raw, bitter blood-born Cracked

    and mummified knuckles Built by muscle and homicidal tendencies, A role model who snapped you, Carved you with a chisel and ice pick, Barely missed your eye, Swipe, you dive left and conjure a sly smite, Bloody half time renders him blind. No break. Bell shattering clang and...
    LegitimateRabbit LegitimateRabbit
    18-21, M
    Nov 27, 2014

    My Hope Is

     Im holding a telescope but know nothing of future, my dreams are made of gold yet are covered in ashes, My hope is sleeping and i feel alone. Always wondering of a dream that lives somewhere,within, behind the darkness that causes disbelief, my hope is like a...
    amysangels amysangels
    22-25, F
    Nov 19, 2010

    No Title

    Behind my eyes, the tears hide the pain, behind my smile, my jaw clenches tight, fighting the need to scream and tell everyone "no I am not alright, I am not okay", because I know what they will say "you are just having a bad day" but then again how could I expect them to...
    SelfDefinedPrisoner SelfDefinedPrisoner
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 5, 2012

    So they come back and make up

    for everything they've done, Stab you through that fresh wound which was once fun. you smile and wonder how to let it go, And then you laugh and let them stab you forever more.
    Iv8122 Iv8122
    26-30, M
    Mar 6, 2015

    And as you bid goodbye to a life

    that you once made To a life forever that may change. You wonder if it's worth remembering An immediate fear which may not be Worthing. Every smile you count and you know you've counted wrong A mere number to a number afar. Every moment you're scanning To find the perfect...
    Iv8122 Iv8122
    26-30, M
    Jan 12, 2015

    Its Bloody True You Do

    Neglected Wife!   Why do you say you love me? When your body you deny. Why do you only kiss me? For your affections I do cry. Why can't you just love me? Like the lover I do crave. Why do you leave me wanting? So much tenderness I can't have. Why do you make me...
    ToniBee ToniBee
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Feb 3, 2009

    Hanging Tree I hang on a rope.

    Sturdy and taunt. In my mind there's no hope. My world's become gaunt. Why am I here. Hanging from this tree. Why am I cold? Why aren't I free? The noose around my neck.. It's much to tight.. The lookers in the street. They cheer in delight. The tree is gone. The rope...
    03xxRomeoBravo 03xxRomeoBravo
    18-21, M
    Feb 15, 2016

    Am I the only one who writes better stories

    when have a lot of feelings usually sadness? Btw I would be glad if u check up my stories and novels on Wattpad if ur interest ask me for my user name and you'll find my stories on my profile
    Romitri657 Romitri657
    16-17, F
    Jun 21, 2015
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