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Best Scary Poems

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


Premium Member The Dark Side of October
The Dark Side of October

Late October moon is waking, through this cemetery shaking,
shaking as the cold wind breaking, walking ‘neath an old oak tree.
Stones like...

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Categories: dark, horror, october, scary,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Midnight In The Library
Around midnight, in the library I found myself drawn,
to these shelves haunted still by Poe, Stevenson and King,
as a rare, late October storm brews beyond...

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Categories: scary, books, night, october, repetition,
Form: Pantoum
Premium Member SILHOUETTE OF THE NIGHT
Witching hour is upon us 
Dusky clouds, falling, swirling
Obscuring the crescent moon
Skeleton fingered branches
Beckoning me in the wind 
As I creep past the grave stones
To...

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Categories: dark, scary,
Form: Verse
Premium Member - When The Demons Blossom -

My thoughts whirring
When life freezes the blood

Actions that burn in hell
A fire that burns forever

Terror -  their empire of hate
Fearless, they control our destiny

Terrible...

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Categories: scary, angst, butterfly, conflict, earth,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Blood Red Moon
Blood Red Moon

Deep devouring passions bleed now from this solar eclipse 
As black blood flows from an evil army of “undead” beings 
Whose fangs hideously...

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Categories: scary, dark, evil, fantasy, halloween,
Form: Quatrain



Premium Member Food for thought - with Chris Green
Lyrics start 0.05 - timed to the music

Pack your bags dear, there’s a Croc near
And he’s creeping, through the night
With his eye on - on...

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Categories: food, health, scary,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Shades of Poe , Speaketh
Shades of Poe , Speaketh


Shades of Poe oft run in my veins
dark, dirty little splashing stains
No Raven stirs my battered heart
nor any signs on my...

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Categories: scary, creation, cry, dark, death,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member In Sandalwood Dreams
Turned and tossed like toys
Riding the mighty waves
Their master does what he wilt
To them his humble slaves

Rudely he flings their boats asunder
But calm can be...

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Categories: boat, fishing, ocean, scary,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Eaten By The World
I tried to eat the world
but it caused me stomach pains
The bones of the lost 
are all that remains
It was flavored with deceit
with a coating...

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Categories: angst, anxiety, creation, scary,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member The Haunted House
Driving with my date at midnight, looking at the August moonlight, 
lonely road, no one in eyesight, searching for a place to park.
Off the road...

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Categories: horror, scary,
Form: Rhyme
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: scary, evil, halloween, horror, murder,
Form: Rhyme
Around the Corner
As I walk downtown I see an alley 
Where a black cat sat staring up at me,
The sound of her purring was so soothing 
Lulled...

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Categories: cat, halloween, october, scary,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member PUMPKIN MAN
PUMPKIN MAN

Pumpkin Man
Is running wild
I hear he ate a neighbor’s child

With hollow eyes 
And jagged teeth
Escaping the oven what he seeks

Meant for pie by wify...

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Categories: scary,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Halloween's Evil Visage Cometh
Halloween’s Evil Visage Cometh

Halloween’s Evil Visage Cometh now alive in this famous predestined time
Where dubious shadow shades run a riot as the ghastly ghosts of...

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Categories: scary, dark, evil, fantasy, halloween,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Blood Red Moon
Blood Red Moon

Deep devouring passions bleed now from this solar eclipse 
As black blood flows from an evil army of “undead” beings 
Whose fangs hideously...

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Categories: scary, dark, evil, fantasy, halloween,
Form: Quatrain
The Haunted House
Steps in -
What din!

Rat squeaks 
Floor creaks

Let loose,
Ghost boos

Blood Pool -
Bats drool!

Strobe lights,
Snake bites

Suspense -
Live Fence!

Zombie -
Crombie*

Cat's eyes -
On mice

Closed space,
Lined face

Blue slime,
Red grime

Skulls stare...

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© Sneha RV  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: baby, fun, scary,
Form: Footle
The WITCH- collaboration with Liam Mc Daid
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© Red Fiery  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: gothic, scary,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Phantasmagoria


Assaulting me!  The darkness comes to be
in devil’s guise. Phantoms haunt my mind;
in sleep paralysis I cannot flee -
insanity bleeding through ruined rind.

I’m humbled...

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Categories: scary, abuse, dark, dream, evil,
Form: Rhyme
The Jackson County Fair
In my travels late one night 
upon a country road
Across the fields and in the distance 
something surely glowed
Perhaps a fire over there? 
Though I...

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Categories: dark, scary, surreal,
Form: Ballad
The Sad Tragic Tale of Dennis Lloyd Martin
His parents' worst nightmare that left them disheartened
is the sad tragic tale of Dennis Lloyd Martin

On a family outing at Cades Cove park
Dennis, his brother...

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Categories: dark, death, mystery, scary,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Knock Knock
They hadn’t meant to do much more than peer
inside that house, but soon an hour had passed
and phantoms licked the shadows that they cast.
The corners...

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Categories: dark, horror, house, scary,
Form: Italian Sonnet
Premium Member Fashionably Deadly
Movie star eyes
Perfect caramel skin
Screech. That would be too perfect.
Change that to something pastier
Alabaster maybe

The monster in the mirror 
Smiled with her green eyes
Vivian Leigh...

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Categories: scary, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member The Haunted Pen
There is a place I will not trend nor will Angels least attend,
Where witches mix their brew and the warlocks let it spew…
All spiders on...

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Categories: halloween, horror, scary,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member DAYBREAK PRELUDE


Flashing lights and glitter
In the wee hours of the morn
Strange variety of critters
Walking about the streets
Suspicious characters
Nothing like the daytime breed
Nocturnal creepy crawlers
Lurking creatures of...

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Categories: scary, city, morning, night, people,
Form: Free verse
Mind of a Serial Killer
I have a thrill and a high profile skill
I must have dominance I will get your full confidence
I crave for lust even though you disgust
I...

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Categories: scary, deep, evil, fear, horror,
Form: Dramatic Monologue