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Best Murder Poems

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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,
Form: Sonnet



Premium Member A Murder Most Foul
I am having that dream of dreams again
The one that wakes me up in the night
         ...

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© JC Hawkens  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: murder, autumn, beautiful, best friend,
Form: Narrative
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,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I CAN'T BREATHE
In memory of---- all lives taken by unfair justice.

 Solely in my room, I can't stomach the sound of my pulse
 I sit here alone...

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Categories: murder, abuse, community, death, dedication,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member JALLIANWALA BAGH




The occupation of India began, with the East India company
And prospered across large swathes of Indian territory
Then the British Crown took control, bringing military might
And...

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Categories: murder, death, england, garden, history,
Form: Narrative



Premium Member FINALLY
Finally 

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,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member GOD SEES THE COURAGEOUS AT WORK
Strangers are attacking me; 
ruthless men seek my life—
men without regard for God.  Selah

Psalm 54:3

GOD SEES THE COURAGEOUS AT WORK

Wild-eyed disregard for God —
The...

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Categories: abortion, christian, dark, murder,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Rhyme
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,
Form: Verse
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,
Form: Narrative
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,
Form: Sonnet
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
Some...

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Categories: murder, bullying, dark, depression, grief,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Lyric
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,
Form: Rhyme
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,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member AMERICAN DREAMS SMASHED TO SMITHEREENS
AMERICAN DREAMS SMASHED TO SMITHEREENS

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

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

The...

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Categories: america, baby, death, murder,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Genocide At Wounded Knee


On December the twenty eight in the year eighteen ninety
Major Samuel Whitside was on patrol, with the seventh cavalry
When they sighted a party of Indians...

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Categories: america, death, military, murder,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member KEVIN BARRY


Irelands uprising in ninteen sixteen was crushed by the state
The ringleaders were arrested and death would be their fate
Charged with the crime of treason against...

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Categories: death, england, ireland, murder,
Form: Narrative
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,
Form: Light Verse
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,
Form: Light Verse
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,
Form: Rhyme
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,
Form: Lyric
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,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Quatrain