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Best Violence Poems

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

Premium Member The Casualness Of Casualties
In the intimate interlace of chance and fate, in the ultimate interplay of time and place, and with the consummate checkmate of my human dignity,...

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Categories: violence, death, evil, family, fate,
Form: Haibun

Premium Member Texian Macabre Arena
The First Texian Macabre Arena Ballad (The extended free-fallen edition)
In another life, is where I first saw your face!
One summer afternoon, lying wounded next...

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Categories: violence, pride, sin, sorrow, symbolism,
Form: Ballad
More Worse When I Cry
(note:  picture is essential to the poem)

Teacher said my decisions needed consequences.
I have to write a million gazillion sorry sentences.
Billy was stupid to tease...

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Categories: violence, abuse, childhood, emotions, father,
Form: Narrative
Screaming at the Sky

Screaming at the Sky
Mothers screaming mournfully at a deaf sky
holding their heads helplessly as they cry
pitiful tears for innocent, defenseless children slaughtered
in fatal cross...

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Categories: violence, children, drug, grief, hurt,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Pirate Bay
```Pirate Bay the Haiku``` 

pirates fierce and mean 
drowning fish, sea to sea 
parrots on their butt 

```Polly Wants A Cracker``` 

bloodthirst & brutal 

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Categories: violence, adventure, anti bullying, boat,
Form: Haiku

Premium Member I CAN'T BREATHE
In memory of---- all lives taken by unfair justice.

 Solely in my room, I can't stomach the sound of my pulse
 I sit here alone...

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Categories: violence, abuse, community, death, dedication,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Dark Roses
Dark red was the bouquet in white gloved hands
foreshadowing the scarlet stains of dread.
If yellow be the rose of Texas land
why not give her the...

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Categories: history, rose, violence,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member OLENA and PAVLO
Olena Rudenko met Pavlo Lavinski whilst at Kyiv University 
Pavlo told all his friends that she's definitely the girl for me
They got on well then...

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Categories: death, love, soldier, violence,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Brutalities of war
Atrocious affliction trembles voices of anguish 
Brewing vile horror in death of tomorrow
Fearing for the newborn, women, and children
For yesterday’s massacre killed her husband
And the...

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Categories: sorrow, violence, war,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member HOW DO YOU DO
Well, my father was a farmer, just chickens and cows
When it came to raisin' 'em, he really knew how
To milk those bovines for all they...

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Categories: violence, farm, father, jewish, religion,
Form: Lyric
Strangers are attacking me; 
ruthless men seek my life—
men without regard for God.  Selah

Psalm 54:3


Wild-eyed disregard for God —

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Categories: violence, abortion, christian, dark, murder,
Form: Free verse
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Categories: violence, america, city, death, discrimination,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Shadow to Shadow

Shadow to shadow, shade to shade
In youth the Eden where you played
was left bereft, destroyed, decayed,
by trusts malignant masquerade

Shadow to shadow, shade to shade
No grass...

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Categories: violence, abuse, betrayal, child abuse,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member Reflecting on Police Brutality
It was the spring of ‘74 when my student peers and I
were on the tail end of a group excursion  
through southern Spain, across...

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Categories: violence, prejudice,
Form: Prose
Nobody knows what goes on behind this hotel door
‘Mr Smith’ isn’t with his wife of that I’m pretty sure!
He’s with his mistress Sue, they are...

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Categories: violence, abuse, bullying, house, loneliness,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member I Remember When
I remember when . . . 
kids fought at school.
At worst, they’d end up with a bloody nose.
But kids today get bullied publicly
and ridiculed on...

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Categories: memory, people, violence,
Form: Rhyme
Moonless Nights over South Sudan
Moonless Nights over South Sudan

heartless Moon, don’t tell me
that you weren’t looking 
when soulless soldiers dragged me
from my mama’s terrified arms
in our village in Rubkona...

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Categories: violence, africa, children, grief, horror,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member KISS MY CLOUD
So you say you want to sit on MY cloud.
The view, you say, is rainbows and bluebirds.
I understand you hate your polyester,
Dishwasher safe, blue light...

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Categories: violence, anger, conflict, feelings, heartbreak,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Love shouldn't hurt
At first you were understanding 
and patient,
so polite and gentle,
encouraging me to express my emotions.

But then you became obsessive and jealous.
Forcing me to shut up...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: abuse, violence,
Form: Prose
Premium Member WISDOM'S TRAIL VI

The towering mountains 
menacing fanaticism 
In the midst of the shadows 
Constant fear
Agonizing humanity,         ...

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Categories: love, peace, violence,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member FGM
Female sexuality
Fanatically robbed
Fraught with violation
Forever left in shame.
Folds of indignity
Forceful invasiveness 
Fulfilling love denied.

*I feel very strongly about this topic.
  Have been meaning to...

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Categories: abuse, sad, violence,
Form: Verse
Premium Member A Funny Thing Happened On The way To My Hanging -Part Deux
Dedicated to a fine poet on soup, Lin Lane

I shook hands with my brother and bade him farewell
Then set off on my journey away from...

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Categories: violence, america, children, family, horse,
Form: Rhyme
Twixt Blaze and Claw
Abuses hurled and Alcohol gurgled,
In the vortex of confusion
And blurred vision.
Intoxicated pleasure from surreal leisure.
Fooled senses and numbed conscience.
Wiped existence of love and kindness cuffed.


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© Amy Angom  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: violence, abuse, dark, social, sorrow,
Form: Blank verse
Humanity Melts
Looking at you, they feel lust;
lust for the curves they say you flaunt.
The silver lining visible through your deep neck.
The perfect waist they say,
you show...

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Categories: violence, abuse, bullying, depression, evil,
Form: Free verse
Jerusalem, in the white of night,  
  with all the ages steeped upon your shoulders, 
  and the tombs of fading kings;...

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Categories: christian, forgiveness, religion, violence,
Form: Free verse