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Best Horrific Poems

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


Premium Member Courage of Youth, Battle of Ypres, Flanders Field
Courage of Youth, Battle of Ypres, Flanders Field
(A Tribute)

Tough as nails young man with a red right hand
red-fire and whiskey ran in his blood.
Courageous seed...

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Categories: horrific, conflict, death, fate, sorrow, war, world
Form: Sonnet



Premium Member John Lennon

On the day 
that John Lennon died, 
people were just going 
about their business 
as they did every day. 

Mark David Chapman 
was reading 
Catcher In The Rye 
void of his holy self.
 He...

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Categories: horrific, music,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member September 1945
red rooftops appear to glow in rainy-day haze
lost in memories of pre-war bliss
     she looks up to watch them bleed

pain is...

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Categories: horrific, longing, war,
Form: Free verse
BEHIND THE SMILE
Just another sinking tear
In this river full of pain
Racing fast to nowhere
A world that's gone insane
Hope committed suicide
Before I had the chance
Forced to live without...

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© Lyric Man  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: horrific, angst, betrayal, break up, cry, heartbreak,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member - The Air Vibrated -


             Most people were born with love and concern 
   ...

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Categories: horrific, crazy, evil,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Inebriant melodies
Daylight is greeted with the horrific stench of food chunks 
swimming in stomach acid, dribbling onto bed sheets.
Accompanied with the embarrassment of
brown syrup puddle stains.

Head...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: horrific, addiction, angst, dark,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Darkest Of Days, When His Ship Finally Came Home
Darkest Of Days, When His Ship Finally Came Home

A wicked chill, even her house could feel its creep
Tho' silence would not hear its horrific demands.
A...

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Categories: horrific, art, death, destiny, fate, lost love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Of Treasures Sought, Diving For Forbidden Dark Pearls
Of Treasures Sought, Diving For Forbidden Dark Pearls

I shall weave you, dear reader, words true and sincere
tho' will not be as great as those woven...

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Categories: horrific, beauty, dedication, emotions, life, lost love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I still feel the pain
I still feel the pain

I remember the past- as I'm looking back
and I still can't believe it's true...
it's hard for even me,   to...

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Categories: horrific, abuse, child, death of a friend,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Beyond The Cracks
Place parsed pennies, purposely upon pretty porcelain palms.
The wanderer, restrained her raised ranting wrists!
She fell to her Humpty Dumpty position,
unable to ever be put back...

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Categories: horrific, abuse, anxiety,
Form: Narrative
Hopeless
It seeps into your bones this silent sadness
Spreading like a caustic cancerous liquid
Black and oozing slithery fingers into spaces
Once open petals to joy and light...

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© Judith S   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: horrific, depression, sad,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Great Contest Expectations, the folly of man
Place parsed pennies, purposely upon pretty porcelain palms.
The wanderer, restrained her raised ranting wrists!
She fell to her Humpty Dumpty position,
unable to ever be put back...

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Categories: horrific, angst, dark, death, desire, engagement, history,
Form: Free verse
Elicit Illicit Lucid Dreams -contains nudity-
~JSLambert does not (currently:) use, or encourage hallucinogenic drug use.

    Telepathic psilocybin prescription erasing elastic depression. Competition 
wanes, just when nocturnal emission...

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Categories: horrific, allegory, allusion, appreciation, beauty, blessing, magic,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member HEARTBROKEN CHILD CRIES
FICTIONAL EMOTIVE WRITE

Since I was a tiny baby I was brought up by my grandparents and had a very happy childhood. I knew that they...

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Categories: horrific, death, grave, grief, heartbreak, parents,
Form: Haibun
You Wont Steal My Joy
  The Las Vegas shootings were Horrific. 
The people running as the rapid fire was 
sounding off in the background!
  The wild fires...

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Categories: horrific, joy, love, sad, satire, sorrow,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Truth To Truth
TRUE ...

You know not those dark
Places, mine, the dull, black
Chasms that hold a mind
When it's bare - stark and

Keen and cold ... when it's
Left with...

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Categories: horrific, conflict, devotion, heartbreak, introspection, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sign of the Times
Satellites in space keeping an eye on the human race
Independence in place a parental pacified pallid pace
Gods of war prepare for their cadaverous command
Narcissistic lair...

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Categories: horrific, conflict, destiny, humanity,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member Regardless of whom is

Regardless of whom is… 


Aching, my pen moves, lines hold in place
words found wandering about my heart
Ink dries with tear drop accuracy, streaked
forming in versed...

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Categories: horrific, hate, love, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member ANGELS

~ANGELS~


Within the abusive abyssal air, I greet you with a prayer
Within weathered winded wear, I defend in your despair
Thru calamitous city crumble I find you...

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Categories: horrific, angel, beauty,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Unseen, As Swirling Ebbs Of Time Plod Along
The Unseen, As Swirling Ebbs Of Time Plod Along

Fight disbelief, as its intended power is to deceive
its low, hard constant drone, echoes shattered moans
with razor...

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Categories: horrific, art, creation, deep, humanity, inspiration, life,
Form: Free verse
The Unseen, As Swirling Ebbs Of Time Plod Along
I feel very privileged to have been able to contribute something small to a second collaboration with poet extraordinaire, Robert Lindley, whose mastery of all...

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Categories: horrific, allegory, analogy, introspection,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Raven Speak Not To Me, For A Plague Flees Thy Lips
Raven Speak Not To Me, For A Plague Flees Thy Lips

Sadness came, in clumps of ripping hard, smashing waves
as if morbid thoughts could such sorrows...

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Categories: horrific, dark, evil, fantasy, fate, night, pain,
Form: Rhyme
Feverish The Hex
I am very pleased to present a third collaboration with Robert Lindley,
an extraordinary poet who inspires and humbles me with his pen.

A Collaboration With Robert...

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Categories: horrific, allegory,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Your Country Needs You
I've read many accounts on that horrific war that was WWI ,it was supposed to end all wars.
It was trench warfare and men fought and...

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Categories: horrific, death, soldier, world war i,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Words For Those With No Voice
Words For Those With No Voice

For every pair of shoes
All the burnt bones and woes
In the millions, in the mud
All died alone

Starving of food and...

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Categories: horrific, allah, death, evil, holocaust, obituary,
Form: Free verse