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Best Torture Poems

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


Premium Member BECAUSE I LOVE YOU




I saw the bitter tears of unhappiness
Running down your agonizing face,
Ravaged with pain,

And I became a sponge of compassion
To absorb them.


I heard the howling 
Of...

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Categories: torture, friendship love, humanity, society,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member September 1945
red rooftops appear to glow in rainy-day haze
lost in memories of pre-war bliss
     she looks up to watch them bleed

pain is...

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Categories: torture, longing, war,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member EULOGY FOR GOD
Oh, Lord! Lest one is asleep,
the purge to kill you,yet again,
is quite deep.
Some, who read your word in
the Bible, re-create it, with myths
that are long...

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Categories: torture, abortion, faith, god, poets,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Darkness Where Now Poe And Raven Reside, Part One
Darkness Where Now Poe And Raven Reside,
(Part One)

As the Raven cross into the dark pits
Those in torment went into heaving fits
Its shrieking calls, alarms even...

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Categories: torture, dark, death, evil, fear, grief, horror,
Form: Rhyme
Malaise in My Heart
There is a void in the hollow of my breast
where once my heart beat, undeterred
It flurries now in lethargic rhythm 
quelling emotions it has never...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: torture, lost love,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Teardrop
I
ask
you to
mind our
earth, heed
our existence
upon it, care for
 our lives and all that
will occur if we cannot
consider beyond ourselves, 
if we are guided by uncertainty,
when...

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Categories: torture, abuse, death, earth, life,
Form: Concrete
When the Sun Drowns in the Sea
I walked home alone in the dampening mist
as the pastel colored sky blanketed the sun
His rays sank into the sea for their daily tryst
Resting among...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: torture, lost love,
Form: Rhyme
The Lady Of The House
It’s siesta, yet one can hear from the second floor of the house the animated sharing of juicy news some visitors have brought to the...

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© KP Nunez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: torture, abuse, analogy, black african american, society,
Form: Haibun
Pain
I have a pain so profound that I cannot name it.
I try to ignore it, but I’m forced to claim it.
It’s a gut wrenching sorrow...

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Categories: torture, dark, grief, me, pain, universe,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member - The Demons Shrill Cry of Dread and Horror -
The Demon’s Shrill Cry of Dread and Horror

This tale of “The Demon’s Shrill Cry of Dread and Horror”
lives on in the mountain village of Gpeth...

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Categories: torture, dark, dream, evil, fantasy, god, metaphor,
Form: Narrative
Peircing Silence, Screaming Thoughts...
Here in my room,
I lay in my bed,
With every thought of you,
Intruding my head,
Like snapshots in my brain,
Of the last thing you said,

My gut is...

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Categories: torture, lost love, love, sympathy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member To An Injured Fox Cub - with thanks to Michael Coy
Today I found you cornered, drenched in cold,
your fur coat nothing but a newborn's down,
a tiny ball unfolding while I hold
you shivering. Your lacerations frown

and...

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Categories: torture, analogy, animal, hurt, metaphor,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member A Dylan Thomas State of Mind
A Dylan Thomas State of Mind

It’s precisely 2:45am...the time when
~ if I’ve fallen asleep ~
I always awake to find
Myself drenched in sweat.

I lie here beside...

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Categories: torture, anger, angst, anniversary, anxiety, bereavement, best
Form: Bio
Premium Member STOP RIGHT THERE
STOP RIGHT THERE!!!						
NOT SO FAST….							
Just where do you think you are going??!!
Do you think you can just walk away!!
You have work to do.
Tighten up that...

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Categories: torture, appreciation, hope, poetry, writing,
Form: Free verse
Goobye
Close the door and never
think twice.
Love is a gamble.
Inwhich we all roll the dice.

Many dreams are broken under
a moonlit sky.
Yet no word hold the pain...

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Categories: torture, angst, loss, sad
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Make Love To Me In That Ancient Place
The Bedouins, bequeathed with the sacred beauty of paradise harsh,
trusted guardians of jealous gorges and gifted groves
lead me from the Wadi Musa to the humble...

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Categories: torture, adventure, desire, history, love,
Form: Epic
Premium Member The Pedicure Virgin
I don't know what came over me that day - an instant of weakness after years of resistance, I suppose.

My beaming spouse leads me, a...

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© Roy Jerden  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: torture, humor,
Form: Prose
Premium Member From the Padded Cell
in this your padded cell of silence
you torture me
in your straight jacket of neglect
I writhe
tormented
tried

from the observation window
you look in
cold hearted
indifferent
you take notes
of my descent
from...

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Categories: torture, abuse,
Form: Free verse
Gold Fever
Gold Fever 

History will not record the bloated weight
Of this pious and bigoted race 
Or count the fat and flaccid wealth
Of religions idolatry

Those pages have...

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Categories: torture, faithfaith, political, perspective,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Heart's Journey
Should there be such pain in 
passion of the heart?
Or does the heart, 
simply by beating, 
know the boundaries of pain 
when it can no...

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Categories: torture, heart, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Way Of The Cross
The Way of  The Cross


Our Jesus is condemned to die
        Oh, Savior, now from Earth you part.
You...

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Categories: torture, christian, death, easter, life,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member The World Around US
Awaking blithe each morning,
with eyes upon the World,
I wonder, are we mourning
with ebon flags unfurled –
or are they but a warning,
some draped like snakes and...

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Categories: torture, earth, environment, war,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member What Annoys Me
                     What Annoys Me.

 ...

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Categories: torture, betrayal,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Tribute to Linda Poet Destroyer A
Ay Chihuahua what a hot enchilada

Beguiling in her Dallas Cowboys letterman jacket

Flicker starlight in her eyes angel in beauty 

Raven waves of silk long hair...

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© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: torture, beautiful, poetess, tribute,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Demon's Shrill Cry of Dread and Horror
The Demon’s Shrill Cry of Dread and Horror

This tale of “The Demon’s Shrill Cry of Dread and Horror”
lives on in the mountain village of Gpeth...

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Categories: torture, dark, dream, evil, fantasy, god, metaphor,
Form: Narrative