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Dark Reflections: Poems on the Painful Desire for Death

Welcome to our collection of “I Wish I Was Dead” poems! Now, before you start worrying about our mental state, let us assure you that these poems are not cries for help, but rather a reflection on the complexities of life. From heartbreak to loss to just feeling overwhelmed, there are many moments when one might feel like throwing in the towel. But through these poems, we hope to remind you that there is always hope and a reason to keep pushing forward, even in the darkest moments. So whether you’re feeling blue, black, or just a little down in the dumps, we’ve got a range of poems that will speak to your soul (and maybe even make you chuckle a bit). So sit back, grab a tissue or two, and embrace the melancholy with us.

Short Poems

1. “Heavy Burden”
I wish I was dead,
The weight upon my chest,
The thoughts that fill my head,
Are too heavy to confess.

2. “Endless Night”
I wish I was dead,
The darkness never ends,
I cannot escape the dread,
Of a life that only bends.

3. “Suffocating Silence”
I wish I was dead,
The silence suffocates,
I cannot lift my head,
From the grief that dominates.

4. “Shattered Dreams”
I wish I was dead,
My dreams have shattered,
The pain that fills my head,
Cannot be bandaged or plastered.

Medium Poems

Empty Vessel

I wish I was dead, or maybe just numb
For this pain that I feel has left me undone
I’m an empty vessel, devoid of life
Drowning in sorrow, swallowed by strife

Each day feels like a battle I cannot win
The weight of the world has done me in
My soul is weary, my heart is tired
And the darkness inside me is becoming inspired

I know I should fight, I know I should stay
But the overwhelming nothingness won’t go away
So I pray for peace, for a quiet end
And maybe in death, my heart will mend.

Echoes of Regret

I wish I was dead, the thought fills my mind
For the pain of regret is all that I find
The things left unsaid, the moments missed
Leave me feeling empty, hollowed out and dismissed

The world keeps spinning, but I’m stuck in the past
Haunted by echoes of memories that last
The tears that I’ve cried, the love that I’ve lost
Only serve as a reminder of the high cost

I know I should move on, I know I should try
But the weight of my mistakes has left me to die
So I’ll lie here alone, with nothing to say
And hope for redemption at the end of the day.

Long Poems

A Mournful Wish for Death

I wish I was dead, oh how I wish it so,
To escape this pain, this ongoing show.
To rest in the darkness, forever at peace,
To be rid of this anguish, to have it all cease.

My heart feels heavy, my soul weighed down,
This life is a burden, a constant frown.
I’ve been hurt so badly, I can’t take no more,
I’m drowning in sorrow, unable to ignore.

The world feels cruel, a constant assault,
Every day is a battle, a never-ending revolt.
I’ve lost so much, there’s nothing left to gain,
This life has nothing, but torment and pain.

I’ve tried to fight it, to rise above,
But the battle is endless, a never-ending rough.
I want to give up, to let go of the fight,
To move beyond this world, to a realm of light.

I wish I was dead, oh how I wish it so,
To break free from this mortal coil, to let go.
To discover a new world, where there’s no pain,
Where I can find peace, and my soul can sustain.

But until then, I’ll carry on this heavy load,
I’ll walk this path, where the darkness has flowed.
I’ll keep searching for hope, for a light in the dark,
I’ll hold on tight, to the flame of life’s spark.

The Deep Well of Despair

Oh, how I wish I was dead
To escape this endless dread
My heart aches with every beat
The weight of life feels like defeat

I drag myself out of bed each day
Feeling like a meaningless cliché
I try to find purpose and drive
But it all feels like a cruel jive

The future looks bleak and grim
No light in the horizon, so dim
I walk through life like a muted drone
Aimlessly wandering, all alone

The people around me seem so content
While I struggle with my discontent
Why can’t I find joy in simple things?
Why do my emotions have such sharp stings?

I see a world of beauty and wonder
But it only fills me with more somber
For I feel like I don’t belong
My existence feels like a cruel wrong

I contemplate death with each breath
Wondering if it’ll bring me rest
But something keeps me holding on
Maybe it’s the hope of a new dawn

Or maybe it’s the thought of those I’ll leave behind
The ones I love, who’ve been so kind
So I’ll keep walking along this path
Hoping I’ll someday find my place at last.

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