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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


Premium Member Indian Ink
INDIAN INK

Indian Accent, form 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...

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Categories: mystery, abuse, autumn, death, deep,
Form: Dramatic Verse



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: autumn, mystery,
Form: Narrative
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,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member 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,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Feline Alert
*The feline Texan way*

A clean coat of paint - on my nails
Red shade of lips - on my smile
Solid oak charms - on my wrist
Country...

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Categories: mystery, adventure, beauty, body, mirror,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Critics
Critics

Wrote a poem in the sand,
Wonder how it fares if left alone,
Will it bear on its own merits
Or juxtapose by meddling hands,
Meantime, sun-dries it again,
Wind...

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Categories: beach, imagery, inspiration, mystery,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Old Man
Old man


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

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Categories: art, beautiful, child, mystery,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Beautiful 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,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member 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
Form: Dramatic Verse
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,
Form: Burlesque
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,
Form: Kyrielle
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,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member This Thing called Love - with Winged Warrior
Apprehensively I tramp with my lamp - through a path shrouded in gloom
Silvery shafts of light entwine and fight through foliage as they creep
Gnarled branches...

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Categories: love, mystery, romance, woman,
Form: Rhyme
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,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Who Knows if Magic Exists
Who knows if magic exists,
if dreams come true
and whether miracles take place
(all of these things we thought we knew)

... buried in our haste
to dig childhood's...

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Categories: mystery, appreciation, beauty, family, friendship,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member 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,
Form: Tail-rhyme
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,
Form: Quatrain
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,
Form: Quatrain
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,
Form: Verse
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,
Form: Narrative
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,
Form: Light Verse
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
Form: Personification
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,
Form: Haibun