5+ Eye-opening Poems About Tuberculosis​: Raising Awareness

Tuberculosis, or TB, is a serious lung infection that can be deadly if not treated. Despite being treatable, TB still kills around 1.5 million people each year. In honour of TB Awareness Month, we are featuring a collection of poems about tuberculosis. 

TB is caused by bacteria that spread from person to person through the air. Symptoms can range from mild to deadly. Despite this, many people still don’t know about TB or how to protect themselves from it. 

These poems express the fear and sadness associated with this deadly disease and the hope that comes from overcoming it. We hope you enjoy reading them!

What Are The Best Tuberculosis Poems?


Tuberculosis has been around for centuries, and it’s still killing people today. While the number of cases is declining in developed countries, TB is on the rise in other parts of the world. 

The poems we’ve shared are just a small representation of the vast body of work that exists on this topic.

If you know of a poem about tuberculosis that you think should have been included on this list, please share it in the community. We would love to hear your thoughts and add more poems to our collection.


Browse Collections By Category

Select from our entire catalogue of poetry collections: