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Short Horror Poems. These are the most popular short poems on or about Horror by PoetrySoup Members. You can search for Horror short poems by poem length and keyword.

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Short Horror poem by Doris Culverhouse| Details |


Spook grows
Horror flows~~~~~~~~~OOOOOO's

Short Horror poem by chris bowen| Details |


seed of horror,filing down,little man around?

Short Horror poem by Rhia Madison Thomer| Details |

Horror Stories

Why is it that 
We wake fairy tales out of
Horror stories?

Short Horror poem by Theresa a.k.a. Reecie| Details |

The Sad Truth About Life

Oh the horror! For people, it's just fun!

Short Horror poem by Tim Ryerson| Details |

"The Shining" (I Love Scary Movies!)

What is true horror?
Daytime and brightly lit rooms
Evil put to light

Short Horror poem by Bradley Veals| Details |


Love subdues the horror of life
To release the dreams of lost children

Short Horror poem by Sara Kendrick| Details |

His Eyes Watch The Nations

God's eyes everywhere
Horror, revolt, of all, eyes
Filling, filling, full

Short Horror poem by Laura Breidenthal| Details |

House of WEED

Aromas, green, sweet
Enter through doorway now 
S—sick horror can’t breathe 

Short Horror poem by Patricia Sawyer| Details |


night falls silently
covering shades of violence
sunlight strikes horror

Short Horror poem by Russell Sivey| Details |

Smash Mirror

Mirror, shock value
Horror. who am I, destroy
Pieces left to cut

Russell Sivey

Short Horror poem by Charles Henderson| Details |

old timer

not knowing who
or why you are, or where
living only now
the horror
the horror

Short Horror poem by Dave Vincent| Details |

The Crow

black and menacing we fear from horror tales told a deep chilling stare

Short Horror poem by Marie Harrison| Details |

Camel Spiders

Camel Spiders

Insects of horror;
larger than spiders should be,
desert spiders crawl.

Short Horror poem by Russell Sivey| Details |

What Evil Comes

Dark horror advances with what corrupts
Evil comes to take souls
Beautifully painful

Russell Sivey

Short Horror poem by Russell Sivey| Details |


Power of horror Scrapes the side of infamy Terror lives inside
Russell Sivey

Short Horror poem by James Fraser| Details |

Mushroom Cloud

Only a fool would
Pyrocumulus mushroom
Nuclear horror

Short Horror poem by Kim Merryman| Details |

Stephen King

Author Stephen King,
Writes stories that are shocking.
Horror is his claim to fame.
His books make nightmares fair game.


Short Horror poem by Joshua Lacey| Details |

Anxious vs Calm

Run on thin wire
Dizzy attacks

Light within
Horror fades
God's power
True self

Short Horror poem by Doris Culverhouse| Details |

Great Ghostly Pumpkin

Poesy- Raul Moreno's Picture

Witchly warts, indeed
a rare find, carve out the seeds-
                                          Halloween horror!

Short Horror poem by Robb A. Kopp| Details |


I kept on waiting 
With antici…pation
For that ghoulish smile

By Robb A. Kopp

Inspired by Tim Curry’s Performance in Rocky Horror Picture Show

Short Horror poem by Russell Sivey| Details |

Reminisce of Glamor

Ribbon oft relayed Striking in its form outcast Deliberate scheme Overtaken by horror She shies an ominous sight
Russell Sivey

Short Horror poem by Dustin Craig| Details |

Volcanic Terror

Ashes are all around me, like a pompeii horror scene
Scorching lava incinerates the weak and unexpected
Demoralized survivors rise up and rebuild from nothing

Short Horror poem by Joshua Lacey| Details |

Tears of Hope

Do parents trust?
Horror strikes heart
Can not bear shyness
Thoughts revolving... suicide?
Belong in VALEO?
Failure?... Quitter?
Tears sweet release

Short Horror poem by Joshua Lacey| Details |

Bye, Devil's Voice

You're calling me a what?
Don't treat me like a mutt!

Don't let the horror begin 
But who worries about thoughts of sin?

Let them go bye
Away you will fly!

Short Horror poem by Melissa Ross| Details |

Little Phobia

twinkle twinkle
little star
I know not
how near or far
the horror lies
within these skies
for me
there is
no light 
in the night
only artificial
in sight.

Short Horror poem by Veronica Joseph| Details |


in hysterical humor
she cackles
grand scales of laughter 
lost in the higher notes
we stand
ears covered in horror
as she throws back her head

Short Horror poem by Katie Dorton| Details |

To be Brave

A scene in a horror movie when the monster wins
The smell of blood on a battle field or sugary sweet
A taste unknown sweet and disgusting
To fear is to be brave

Short Horror poem by Dakota Banks| Details |

the truth in battle

Now we stand on the precipice. 

They lie before us in their own blood and corpses

Yet while we stand victorious, 

None who were there shall forget the horror of that battle.

Short Horror poem by Gerard Keogh Jr.| Details |

B Horror On a Beach Day.

Soon the curious swelled to a mob.
as they gathered to gape at the glob.
Someone prods with a stick.
as another screams: " Quick!"
"We must run for our lives! It's the Blob!"

Short Horror poem by evrod samuel| Details |



A heart left behind 
Forever bleeds 
No comforting words
No nearness 
The horror 
The loneliness 
The despair

Short Horror poem by cory long| Details |

remembering 9 11

Heart sunk to my feet. Couldn't believe what I'd seen. Planes hit the towers as they crumbled in horror. We will always remember.
Cory Long Remembering 9/11 9-12-2011

Short Horror poem by Joseph Osita| Details |

Angle Of Witches

Angle of witches
Doom for passerby mortals
An orb signals their present
In a darkened end
He with a spiritual sight
Can watch them butcher their prey

Inspired by a horror movie

Short Horror poem by Tahera Mannan| Details |

And Jill Came Tumbling Down

Then there was this big girl called Jill
Who yearned to be seduced by big Bill
She laid herself on the ground
And to her horror she found
She’d made a huge mountain out of the molehill

Short Horror poem by binibining p.iNk| Details |







your choice
      of illumination.

**oct 30, 2010

Short Horror poem by Patrizia Cohen| Details |

High Speed

Wondering why high speed 
intrigues me
Like serial killers and horror 
Kind and submissive person
Pleased others
But my world isn't here
It's out there
Or closed inside me
Private forever

Short Horror poem by jai Garg| Details |

An Ugly Bug To Hug

To choose the greatest abuse is drugs,
Pain killers, cigarettes alcohol in tugs,
Heroin, meth and coke with death plugs,
Horror and demons leave you in shrugs,
Rule book in his tail see how he thugs.

Short Horror poem by Russell Sivey| Details |

The Horror of Nine-Eleven

Life had been normal
Then a crash the whole world heard
Pain in many hearts
Revenge was instigated
Then the world knew our power

Russell Sivey

Entrant into Carolyn Devonshire’s “Remembering 9/11” contest

Short Horror poem by James Marshall Goff| Details |

Pond Across The Road

Pond Across The Road

How brazen the turtle called painted!
His friends watched in horror! then feinted!
Zag that way! Zig here!
Missed the truck that hauls beer!
A miracle! they called him! then sainted! 

Short Horror poem by rachel hart| Details |

don't ask

don't ask the tears why
they drip, the mind how it
slipped like time through
tiny hands; clasped beauty 
desperately clings to the
ground, ripped flowers limp
from the horror of being
found; no use, no sound.

Short Horror poem by Dani Sousa| Details |

beginning of the end

when i face th eworld
with all of my strengths
and all of my weaknesses
i realize in horror
that if its only just me left
standing for the crowd
that it must truly be
the beginning of the end
for all of the world.

Short Horror poem by JOSEPH GATEBI WANJENGA| Details |


The enemy crouches
In the night
To kill, steal and destroy
When the morn awakes
The sun uncovers 
The wicked deeds
The farmer rises 
To admire in horror
The painting of white-wash
Decorated to each crop
By the enemy at night

Short Horror poem by romeo naces| Details |


Herr Vilfred consults 
his mirror.
Gawks long at himself 
in horror.

His limp receding, 
graying hair,
no longer that of a 

Gone's the tousled look
of long ago
that used to enthrall 
women so.

Short Horror poem by martha shaw| Details |


Human mistakes,
lead to mant breaks.
Families unmatched,
within shameless acts.
Plenty declare blood,
taking lives like a flood.

Masks of horror,
show no empathy.
It's a cold place,
you'll leave there feeling disgrace.

Short Horror poem by DON JOHNSON| Details |

not the reaper

so rear up like a young mountain goat, head butt the horror okey doke, rip the skull from offa him, body slam him with a grin, johnson says its orright, its deathless time tonight...:( re: "The Reaper" Anthony Nutter Don

Short Horror poem by Caitlin Essenburg| Details |

Requiem of the Rising Sun: April 4

Distance speeds up
Time softens pain—
Leaks out, floats away
Next crisis.
Greater horror.
More death.
So far away,
No more real than the cheered-for pain of Hollywood.
Will we remember those whose TV is a window?

Short Horror poem by Sallam Yassin| Details |

Two faces of terror

Look in mirror
Two faces
But one
Two faces
Of terror
One face
is hunger
The other face
Is anger
Subsidize of hopeless
It may need to change
The course
To relief
the hunger
to restore
The hope
from horror
In terror

Short Horror poem by John Goodman| Details |

i write for the people

I'm sure they thought ee cummings was insane

like t.s. eliot and so many before

i write for the people

a story evermore,

i write for the people

i write story of redemption

steering us away from insane


i write for the people.

Short Horror poem by Abdulhafeez Oyewole| Details |

No Chain, No Charm

In Unison-
~No Chain, No Charm~

United we own
Firm, full of finest goodies-
Our ground of freedom.

United we stand
Firm from failure and horror-
On the ground of strength.

United we pray
Faithfully with open mind-
Our bliss is assured.

Short Horror poem by Bernadette Langer| Details |

Angel Of Death

standing emancipated 
suffering Mengele's obsession

an unsterilized scalpel
peeling away skin 
with religious zeal

cries falling upon deaf ears 
in piles with teeth 
screaming in horror


by Nazi madness...

Short Horror poem by Juli- Michelle| Details |

Once Upon A Car Ride

Feel like that woman
Screaming, he betrays
They're stealing her
They're taking her
And everything shes kept safe
He Can't protect her
Not strong enough
Not brave enough
Nor man enough
To understand her horror
And how she will remember
The rest of her life

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