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Best Murder Poems

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

Premium Member Why oh Why Seren Roberts and Tim Smith
Why oh Why

A Collaboration between Seren Roberts, Tim Smith and Arthur Vaso

Poem inspired by Seren Roberts

Each poem written from a different view
The Murderer
The Murdered
The Mannequins...

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Categories: murder, art, death, funeral, jealousy,

Premium Member A Big Fat NA Morning
Well I wrote some lines, took a long, long time,
Got the metre right, polished up my rhyme,
Used some simile, used some metaphor, 
Used some words...

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Categories: murder, fun, funny, humor, humorous,


Doctor, it's been 7 months 
The MEDs aren't kicking in

My dreams are getting stronger, 
The blood remains to run code red
It's getting harder and...

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Categories: murder, dark, deep, evil, horror,

Premium Member Murder in Randolph County
 (Spenserian Sonnet) 

A flagrant man is Robert Brown, a swine;
his eyes glow red like ember coals of fire.
Will fate be kind or bring him...

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© Cona Adams  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: murder,

Premium Member Beautiful Disaster
Beautiful Disaster

There she is
Silhouette in the night
Lights glimmer, as fame simmers
She is all of my desires
She is all of my fires

Here I am wet
Flooded with...

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Categories: analogy, art, gothic, murder,

Premium Member Empty Prisons
They kill a body and to prison go
Behind the bars with time they have to pay
A life that’s deadened with a life exchanged
So law and...

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Categories: murder,

The Bell House Tower
We saw a dim light upon top of the Bell House Tower
a scream echoed out and then a dark shadow slipped 
by the light, in...

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Categories: evil, halloween, horror, murder,

Slaughtered Innocence

The hideous and the humble
Blood peppers falling snow
As world hurtles to the tipping point
Life chokes on ignited air
Wrenching love from hungry mouths
Stars fall without sound

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Categories: murder, bullying, dark, depression, grief,

Premium Member My Tell-Tale Heart- Twist on Poe
It wasn’t that I’d done you wrong
I'd welcomed you into my heart’s home
I'd cherished you
and I had fed you 
I'd protected you
I had let you...

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Categories: betrayal, love, murder,

Premium Member Lift the Knife
See the darkness that surrounds us
You are safe from all your crimes
Lift your knife
Oh and take your sweet little time my sweet


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Categories: murder, death, emotions, heartbreak, imagery,

The Craigslist Thrill Killers
Elytte and Miranda Barbour murdered a man just to get a thrill.
It is always very stupid and senseless when people kill.
They said they killed him...

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Categories: death, murder, people, prison,

Premium Member Countdown
Ten is the number to begin
Early in the garden
Gathering herbs, foxglove and more
On her face casual grin

Nine are the ingredients here
Placed in beef stew to...

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Categories: betrayal, death, fear, murder,


Miss American pie has a dream -
whipped cream of tijuana brass.

Groovy tunes quit on smoking grass.
Frisbee LP like steaming saucers crash.


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Categories: america, baby, death, murder,

Premium Member Mill Wheel

The Mill wheel wouldn't turn until the Spring
And still  today in thought a chill it brings
The vision of the ice upon the lake
That time...

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Categories: murder,

Premium Member Murdered by my Own Shadow
Cold misty clouds rise above the grates
The streets only illumination, tossing shadows like pennies
Faded street lamps at each end
The cold is biting, as I roll...

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Categories: dark, fantasy, murder, mystery,

Premium Member A Ghost's Testimony Co-written with Jack Horne
*NOTE:  Jack and I wonder how many of you have heard of the Zona Shue case – 
an American murder victim who had revenge...

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Categories: mysterymother, murder,

Premium Member The Neck is Broken
The Doll Collection

The necklace scattered: all into little pieces
Another quiet doll for my collection
I twisted her throat until her eyes shown dead
Into the night they...

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Categories: angel, gothic, horror, murder,

My Only Son
I woke last night, with a heavy heart,
miles away, and world's apart,

sensing you...  sensing you..

All through the night, and into morn,
headless fears and shadows...

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Categories: hero, murder, war,

Premium Member Love
Love went to the liquor store
She bought a bottle
Drank until the bottle was dry
Walked on over to the hardware store
Where there she bought a hunting...

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Categories: crazy, devotion, murder, passion,

Premium Member Dead Poet Dear Lord
Dead Poet

Are you a poet?
Are you a good poet?
No you can not be
You must be dead
In poetry DEAD is good
We can read and NOT listen...

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Categories: murder, mystery, philosophy, poetry,

Beautiful Monster
Beautiful Monster 

(Removed for publication)


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Categories: abuse, dark, death, murder,

The tigress' mark
She prowls the night
with clenched jaw and pride,
nothing able to smite
her remorseless stride.

The ominous reflection of moon 
shines forth from devouring eyes
of a nocturnal beauty...

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Categories: murder, allegory, animal, beauty, betrayal,

Premium Member ''We Will Dance Again''
This is the story of a real murder . . . 

I was just five years old and was in my bedroom playing,

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: death, mother daughter, murder,

The Undyings' Curse
Deep in the earth, a crypt of rock
slumber guarded by casket locked
Lips grope silence ‘ever more
 rasping thought, remembers whispered lore
Outstretched palms the roots do...

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Categories: murder, adventure, allusion, analogy, animal,

Premium Member Paris in Turmoil
held the
hand of a 
stranger lying 
face down with flying
bullets spraying the room, 
killing, striking so many
innocents frozen in terror.
As I fled I realized she...

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Categories: anxiety, death, french, murder,