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Best Mystery Poems

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


Indian Ink
“Indian Accent”

Hear the whispers inside

Chanting from long ago
Echoes come and go
Losing time in a soft eternal glow

A beautiful and delicate autumn mountain scene
Dry blue eyes...

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Categories: mystery, abuse, autumn, death, deep,



Premium Member Past-Life Nightmare
A child of four suffers recurring dreams,
disturbing parents and siblings with screams.
When she awoke, always sore in one knee;
next to a birthmark, it throbbed painfully.

Night...

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Categories: mystery, autumn,

Pandora's Kiss
"Pandora's Pearls"

Crystal tears drown under the best velvet distinctive feel
A Ghostly feel that leads into a clear diamond road
I found myself seduced down an Ancient...

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Categories: mystery, adventure, beauty, death, deep,

Premium Member In Strangler's Wood - tanka version
At a dead man’s throat

lies the rain drenched woolen scarf

that stifled his screams.

Cold Winds howl through decayed trees -

witnesses in the shadows.



...

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Categories: autumn, mystery, rain,

Isle of Bast
Memories of the North Sea
sift in like sand kernels 
on a fast, frigid tide:
events that transpired outside 
the confines of rhyme,
unfolding exactly 
as they were...

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Categories: mystery, father daughter, love, me,

Premium Member Old Man
Old man


he lived over there
in a house of dreams
		                ...

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Categories: art, beautiful, child, mystery,

Premium Member Sweet Mysteries
Divinity lives beyond description
Alone, a weary heart cries from its pain
Desire eager for its conscription
Might truth and love turn this way again?

Sweet mysteries, this life,...

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Categories: love, mystery, spiritual,

The Ballad Of Poet Destroyer
"The Ballad of The Poet Destroyer"

Destroyer, and creator of words
Flying high on the wings of a bird
Drowning every inch, by foes and friends
Where has she...

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Categories: mystery, absence, courage, me, missing

The Ghost of My Lonely
Abandoned in the fifties after the war
A freight elevator stuck between floors
Obsolete machinery, splintered old chairs
In a warehouse in Newark, New Jersey somewhere

Dead air presses...

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Categories: dream, me, mystery,

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: mystery, evil, fantasy, fear, god,

A Bad Day at the Eye Doctor's- a true story
"It was 6 or 7 years ago
Or so I'd like to think
I traveled to my eye doctor..
(I should'a seen a "shrink"!!)

My dad and I we...

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© tom bell  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: funny, life, mystery, me,

Obsidian
An almost stillness came about
as she strode into my door,
like breath itself refused to move,
fearful of touching her mysterious beauty

But her obsidian eyes betrayed her....

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Categories: abuse, dark, mystery,

Premium Member Memories - Episode 1
It is said that eyes are the windows into ones soul
If truth be told they reflect ones innermost feelings
The girl observes her with earnest inquisitive...

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Categories: mystery, lost, memory, moving on,

Premium Member LOVELINESS ON A HILL

I must have encountered her on a hill,
Where scatterings of ferns deepened
Through insolent winds that shivered
While watching her carry a basket of daisies…
She is Loveliness,...

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Categories: beauty, mystery,

My Secret Soul
A meek Monet, a gentle Van Gogh
I may seem too nice and mild, though
The moon knows my true name

In lust I ascend to claim my...

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Categories: bird, identity, mystery, night,

My Torment
A fleeting still small voice tries to warn me
A sudden overwhelming desire to run
The tell tale taste of metallic flakes
Means my nightmare has begun

Everything around...

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Categories: mystery, angst, confusion, depression, health,

Premium Member Night Owl
Sitting by her open window,
Was a girl deep in thought,
Lost within a book of Poe,
A perfect poem she sought.

With a curious eye,
He watches her pen,
For...

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Categories: bird, moon, mystery, night,

Premium Member Creature In The Night
Where cold stars exist in the dark,
serene winds whisper to trees
and scarce human ears can listen,
lone songs wail in the distance
in frozen moon's silver spotlight,
a...

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Categories: animal, howl, moon, mystery,

Premium Member In the Middle of the Universe, I stand
In the middle of the universe, I stand 
My mind seeking comprehension 
The mysteries of life tantalize my tenacious grip on wisdom
I stand
Observing omnipotent organization
The...

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Categories: mystery, universe,

Premium Member For Sale
My Heart
Used
Still beats

My Heart
Low mileage
Over rocky roads

My heart
In vaulted box
Shipping included


No strings attached

...

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Categories: mystery, heart, heartbreak, heartbroken, horror,

Umbrella
There she stands 
Centre stage for all to see
Tall and slender 
Precariously she balances.

I reach out for her
Draw her to me 
My hand skims her...

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Categories: mystery, confusion, devotion, life, lost

Premium Member Gettysburg Hauntings
Gettysburg Hauntings

When General Meade met General Lee
At Gettysburg in 1863

Sons of the South battled Northern brothers
And neither side has ever recovered

Fifty-one thousand lives lost in...

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Categories: history, mystery, visionarywar, war,

where barren branches touch newborn leaves
Scurrying on my way home, a little leaf catches my eye, and I am compelled yet again to slow down.

a whirlwind of thoughts
compete with swaying...

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Categories: mystery, absence, introspection, leaving, life,

Premium Member FIRST CHERUBIC CHANCE
This road is snake-like except
for the crusty scales of an intestinal
late dusk. A boy treaded on the 
lane tracks lean and nomadic...
burnt shoulders grilled and...

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Categories: mystery, uplifting

Premium Member X
In those bleak fields that so quietly lie - stilled as graves,
Between where the thin wind creaks and upwardly heaves,
Unseen feet can sometimes be heard...

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Categories: mystery,