Friday, April 25, 2014

Depression Poems

This is something that I have been working on for the past several weeks. It is a collection of poems based upon much larger poems and diary entries I made in the early 1990s while suffering from severe depression. The poems are in chronological order, spanning a period of about ten months. The pdf can also be downloaded.

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Christian Depression Poems
Poems written by a depressed Christian
Christian poems about depression


  1. Oh my goodness. Peter thank you for taking the time to make this for us. Will take my time and read these poems in the coming days. Blessings to you dear one.

  2. I really love your sight. I appreciate your willingness to share your experiences with depression. You have no idea the number of people who will be relieved to know they are not alone and that there is help. God bless you and thank you for a great site.

  3. Beautiful!
    Thank you very much for sharing these wonderful poems.
    God bless you.

  4. You're most welcome, JBR, hope they can be of some encouragement.

    Thank you for visiting the blog, INSIDE. I know what you mean about people thinking they are alone with depression. Before I knew what was wrong with me, I feared that I was a freak, the only one going through such things.

    Hi Gabrielle, thank you for reading my poems and for the encouragement.
    God bless :)

  5. Thank you for sharing your poems. I started dealing with depression in high school. One thing I noticed in your poetry, was the questioning. I think as a christian, that was the hardest thing for me to deal with. "Why God, why am I going through this", and much like you, "When will it end?"
    I also wrote, as a way to deal with it. I didn't have anyone to talk to, I had seen a counselor once, but I couldn't handle it at the time, and there was no family or friends who would have understood. So, I wrote. Those were some of the darkest poems I have ever written.
    "What Kept Me from Ending It?"
    I know that God's grace covered me during those dark times. It is only by His grace that I am still here today.

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  7. Thank You for your courage in doing this God giving work.


  8. Thank you for sharing your poems here for others to read. I have written a few myself as I have dealt with depression in my life for awhile now. The writing helps me, just putting it all down in words as a release of the "poison" in my mind.

  9. Thank you God for showing me through these poems, that I am not alone. Amen. xx

  10. Thank you for these amazing poems! Your words speak truth on so many levels. It is encouraging to know that this can pass. I think I will start writing a few of my own.