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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 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,



Premium Member 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 sentries undertaking, guarding graves...

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Categories: dark, horror, october, scary,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

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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Categories: baby, fun, scary,

The WITCH- collaboration with Liam Mc Daid
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© Red Fiery  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: gothic, scary,

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,

Premium Member 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,

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,

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,

Premium Member Water Wall

As he slept in tranquil dream, 
Suddenly he flew, it seemed. 
Thrown and landing on the floor, 
Shaking walls and splintered doors. 

Just as quick,...

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Categories: scary, adventure, allusion, analogy, dark,

Premium Member WHO IS THE GIANT OF THEM ALL
WHO IS THE GIANT OF THEM ALL

Animals or humans, who is the giant of them all?
Bearing a two sheathed wings, the Hercules Beetles
crash the Titans...

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Categories: scary, animal, character, imagery, nature,

The Computer Screen
Of the items in the store,
All were second hand
An old computer did I buy,
With a broken stand

One side was badly scratched
Two knobs were missing too
But...

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© Jack Clark  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: scary, computer, conflict, dark, fantasy,

Premium Member Medusa's Love
Medusa’s Love

Medusa is a hideous and vile creature of Grecian yore. 
Medusa, once a high priestess in the Temple of Athena,
Suffered Athena’s unforgiving wrath for...

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

Cowboys
A man named Ben stood on a slope looking at the gates of hell,
He swore they’d never turn back, him and his best friend Del.
They...

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Categories: scary, adventure, best friend, courage,