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Best Haunted Poems

Below are the all-time best Haunted poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of haunted poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member The Haunted House
Driving with my date at midnight, looking at the August moonlight, 
lonely road, no one in eyesight, searching for a place to park.
Off the road...

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Categories: haunted, horror, scary,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Haunted by a Long-lost Love
High on a passing cloud there floats a dream 
Never to be easily forgotten,
Devious destiny weaved its fierce scheme,
Turned my youth into a life so...

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Categories: haunted, death, love,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member - Haunted Beauty -
 

The family had just moved into an old castle in Scotland; 
mother, father and their only daughter, Emmie, that they loved so deeply. 
Emmie...

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Categories: haunted, art, dark, fear, halloween,
Form: Free verse
No Reservation
You Are Not Invited

--Latching onto my soul without an invitation--
Elements around my shore expose more than air
--Playing with fire is not a game you will...

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Categories: haunted, abuse, bullying, deep, evil, how i
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member In Dreams, Her Spirit Sallied Forth: with Lin Lane
In Dreams, Her Spirit Sallied Forth: with Lin Lane

Through frigid months, she waited for Spring rains
to give relief and ease heartbroken pains,
Nature will award that...

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Categories: haunted, appreciation, art, creation, marriage, meaningful, passion,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member No limit to how long we grieve
when you let go of my hand
you let go of my heart

as I stumbled and crumbled
life seemed to have paused
silent screams
raged inside

but I was just...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: haunted, absence, lost love, sad,
Form: Free verse
The Return
The air is thick with memory -
A fog of reminiscence.
Or is it simply mist 
Rolling through the window? 
I feel the wind and taste the...

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Categories: haunted, childhood,
Form: Free verse
Malaise in My Heart
There is a void in the hollow of my breast
where once my heart beat, undeterred
It flurries now in lethargic rhythm 
quelling emotions it has never...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: haunted, lost love,
Form: Rhyme
Midnight In The Library
Around midnight, in the library I found myself drawn,
to these shelves haunted still by Poe, Stevenson and King,
as a rare, late October storm brews beyond...

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Categories: haunted, books, night, october, repetition, scary, storm,
Form: Pantoum
Premium Member THE HOUSE OF SPIRITS
It looks like a simple brownstone building,
Not much different then any other but it’s residents,
Are of the haunted kind, not made of flesh and bone.
In...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: haunted, evil, fantasy, fear, god, gothic, halloween,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Old Dark House
The Old Dark House

This tale of “The Old Dark House” is one that’s replete with a
most horrid sense of pure evil and macabre, and is...

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Categories: haunted, dark, dream, evil, fantasy, god, metaphor,
Form: Narrative
Magic
Enchantment of magic’s sweet passion has bound me
With minutes and hours I now must reclaim;
Spellbound, love calls to the spirits around me
And drifts into dreams...

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Categories: haunted, love, heart, song, green, heart, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Living Hell
Damned by the devil's curse upon my heart
I pace the lonely bridge twixt love and hate
Stalked by death's shadow from the very start
Forsaken by the...

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Categories: haunted, angst, loneliness,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Cherokee Tears

Cherokee Tears

ceremonial drums' rhythmic heartbeat
impassioned tribal chants
echo in Smoky Mountain mist before dawn

tortured spirit of an ignoble president
Andrew Jackson seems imprisoned here
haunted by wailing ghosts...

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Categories: haunted, native american,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member will you catch me
If I should reach out, will you take my hand,
and hold me ‘til I reach that promised land?
Will you stay with me after tears have...

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Categories: haunted, courage, depression, faith, loss, love,
Form: Sestina
In Dreams, Her Spirit Sallied Forth: with Robert Lindley
Through frigid months, she waited for Spring rains
to give relief and ease heartbroken pains,
Nature will award that which Life commands
placing her true love, in its...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: haunted, loneliness, love,
Form: Rhyme
Whisky Moment
~the Fear of Never~ A DRINK TO REMEMBER!


   And the fire catches every time, my heart needs a sip
I bear no shame pouring,...

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Categories: haunted, abuse, addiction, celebration, muse, passion, poetry,
Form: Free verse
UNICORN
                 Like the UNICORN

At times I fear I am...

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Categories: haunted, beauty, depression, horse, life, me, power,
Form: Light Verse
Necromancer (The Haunting Continues...)
In the cemetery I walk, so dark it is this night.
 Hoping that the Ghouls won't start to bite.
I feel the tug of the dead,...

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Categories: haunted, death, fantasy, imaginationdark, dark, power,
Form: Heroic Couplets
Premium Member Wearied Wanderlust
  "Wearied Wanderlust"

upon a gilded meadow glows a bottle of tender tears
scattered ashes burnt and laden carpeting of stone
ravished emotions turbulent feasting on flesh...

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Categories: haunted, love,
Form: Rondeau
ONE DEMO REMAINING
Wake up every morning, 
Knowing it will be the same;
Feel an endless longing, 
Inside a rage that can't be tamed.
Haunted in my thinking, 
I let...

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© Lyric Man  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: haunted, angst, deep, dream, muse, music, mystery,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Lind68868 Medley
Sailing

the soft wind blows across
the lively bay as sailing boats
zigzag merrily here and there
their colourful sails fill
till they return home at sunset

Dream

I dream I fly...

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Categories: haunted, boat, dream, love, mother daughter,
Form: Free verse
The Wall
Winnie, wild-eyed, went insane and sang
“Happy Birthday” in the rain, while she
washed away her bloody pain.

Now all day long she sings that song,
she sings it...

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© Eric Cohen  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: haunted, birthday, character, child, child abuse, loneliness,
Form: Rhyme
Unsung Hero - The Soldier
Unsung Hero – The Soldier

Warily he stood at the corner,
Wondering which way to turn.
A weary smile on his faded brow,
As he held out an old...

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© Kika Ayala  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: haunted, appreciation, hero, loneliness, soldier,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Where The Heart Resides
Like open arms
These broken gates reach out to me
And lead me to the lonely house
That overlooks the sea

Her door once proud and stately
Now splintered hangs...

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Categories: haunted, heart, love, me, old,
Form: Personification