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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, freedom, journey,
Form: Dramatic Verse



Petal

Pink and perfect mystery 
to which I ply my finger, 
she ripens so exquisitely
the longer that I linger

and fluff the modest blossom
with my gentle loving...

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Categories: mystery, love,
Form: Verse
I Think Of You - An Alternative Universe - 6

From childhood it was a world of two...you and I...
I leaned lightly, leisurely against your heart and you let me in.

We were five I use...

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Categories: mystery, best friend, cute love, desire, funny
Form: Prose Poetry
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 True Colors

Eyes are the windows of a soul and they say ‘Love is blind’
But how do you describe colour to a sightless person?

Such depths to your...

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Categories: mystery, color, friendship love,
Form: Free verse
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: adventure, beauty, death, deep, fantasy, mystery,
Form: Epic
Premium Member All I Am
Long slender tendril of mist in the morning
snakes slowly across the cool water, wandering,
endlessly,
searching, moving slowly, seemingly without purpose,
without direction, without destination.
It fades like a...

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Categories: mystery, longing,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I am More
I am more than your definitions
more than affixed labels
placed on my anatomy
more than your misconceptions
or even valid perceptions
I am more

I am more than what's written...

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Categories: mystery, poetry,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member Poe's Untimely Demise
Come close and learn the mystery
 buried o'er there on yonder hill.
 The truth revealed in whisp'ring wind
 was hid these past two centuries-
 a...

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Categories: mystery, addiction, anxiety, death,
Form: Rhyme
A Glimpse


guilty as charged
i stole it tall
every consonant 
every vowel
every word
every sentence 

plagiarized 

the ocean
in its unique shades of blues and greens
combined and blended to create
its...

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Categories: mystery, beauty, celebration, character, creation, heart, inspiration,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member 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...

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Categories: beach, imagery, inspiration, mystery, ocean, sea,
Form: Free verse
Atlantis
~ATLANTIS~   Featuring:) Kelly Deschler

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Can't be re-written by the Gods
The land and sands of time'
Destroyed by the fire of Poseidon's curse 
Atlantis swallowed by:...

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Categories: mystery, beautiful, fire, grave, imagination, lost, paradise,
Form: Epic
Premium Member White Cane
He walked down Goverment Road West
With a white cane, in shaking hand
Wearing Stevie wonder glasses
People called him the pop bottle man

With a white cane, in...

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Categories: mystery, community, history, memory,
Form: Pantoum
Premium Member Old Man
Old man


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

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Categories: art, beautiful, child, mystery, perspective, philosophy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I Love
I Love . . .

to snuggle in my bed, no one around,
the purring of my cat the only sound.
And whether near a window streaming light
or...

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Categories: mystery, books,
Form: Rhyme
On My Mother Passing

ON MY MOTHER’S PASSING

i wanted to keep my mother physically with me
but it would be like trying to hold the sun
like in life she still...

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Categories: mystery, cheer up, mother, mother son,
Form: Narrative
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,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member if ever
if i stood
on the ledge
of darkness
aglow in the light
of moonbeams
flickering
like a lost star
beneath clouds
of life's doubt
would you 
step out of shadows
and let yourself
be known

my soul...

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Categories: mystery, dream, longing, love, moon, sea, soulmate,
Form: Free verse
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: absence, courage, me, missing you, mystery,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Frozen Howl
Inside a knowledge turning cogs on this wheel
born from the darkness a heart rules supreme
fear in one wish looking towards tunnel light love
All that will...

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Categories: mystery, beauty, dream, emotions, heart, love, metaphor,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member TO THE FLOWER
TO THE FLOWER

Your scent beckoned my weeping heart to painless flight;
amidst a garden where God dusts His pretty love.

Spring tints are pure and fragrant, free...

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Categories: mystery, beauty, environment, flower, imagery, nature,
Form: Free verse
Love Is Like Magic
Love is like magic
And it always will be.
For love still remains
Life's sweet mystery!!
Love works in ways
That are wondrous and strange
And there's nothing in life
That love...

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Categories: mystery, lovesweet, love, sweet,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Fate and Destiny
How mischievous those goddesses of fate
That bend our paths toward our destiny
They tempt us, setting traps, with diff'rent bait
Like fools, we complicate simplicity

Each turn we...

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Categories: mystery, destiny, dream, fate,
Form: Sonnet
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