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Dark Poems | Examples of Dark Poetry

Dark Poems. Below are examples of poems about dark. This list of dark poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of dark poetry. This list of works about dark is an excellent resource for examples on how to write dark poems.

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List of Dark Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Dance with the Devil Freddie Robinson Jr. Ballad dark, death, imagery, spiritual,
An Omni Mouse Kelsey Graves Rhyme animal, dark, fate, funny,
Mein Das Stilled Vintage Spirits Score Hitched matthew harris Bio dark, depression, grief, hair,
Run jay moore Rhyme dark,
Premium Member Poem Concrete Caves Emile Pinet Rhyme 12th grade, beautiful, dark,
Premium Member Poem Soft Place to Fall Sandra Weiss Quatrain dark, hope, longing, lost,
Premium Member Poem Unrestrained Paul Callus Free verse dark,
CANT FEEL THE WIND Lyric Man Lyric crazy, culture, dark, death,
FEED Alexandra Khamoji Imagism abuse, dark, devotion, heartbroken,
ENSNARE Alexandra Khamoji Imagism abuse, betrayal, dark, deep,

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Raven's Love
by Brenda Chiri
Upon the gnarly branches of
an oak quietly sits the Raven
Awaiting her friend and to 
take him to her dark Haven

When out of the coldness he
appeared...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dark, deep, heart, love,

Cry red tears
by Piercing Words
Cry red tears 
Cry girl; cry mom
Cry G; cry you...

An ocean flow
A river flows...
Water falls and streams
Lakes and valleys,
Blue and we all too...
From the sky...

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Dramatic Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dark, deep, metaphor, stars,

My pen is not prolific
by John Dickinson
My pen is not prolific,
My hand disdains progression.
My "Cannon" is a derringer,
Diagnosis, mad depression!

Doctor Death examines me,
Disects my brain with scissors.
Severs all my motor nerves,
Withe...

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Prose Poetry | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dark,

Men, Money and Morals
by VIJAI PANT
Parents killed brutally 
Matter trivial
Upper caste involved
Compensation announced
Forty lakhs 
Reason
Placating minorities
Two sons
Then minors
Now turn 18
Eligible for compensation
Sumit younger
Enquires for money
“Some more paperwork,”
Suneet clarifies
Less than a...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: betrayal, dark, sin,

Before The Gates Of Alahsar - 3 - rewrite
by Vladislav Raven
On the third level, communal gardens
Lush were the large , emerald green squares
Small hedges hemming them in
one opening for too enter
Beyond the hedges a kaleidoscope...

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Epic | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dark, death, dream, fantasy,

The Demons Haven't Won
by Alexander Ross
Battling demons in the dark
Behind the light of a smile

Hoping to find a precious spark
To make the fight worthwhile 

Evading the relentless attack
Coming in wave...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: angst, dark, depression, lonely,

Mystery Man 2
by Sheltial Green
My heart is open my mind is free 
I think I have a date with my destiny
Where is he? ..... My mystery man
Conversations are mostly...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: anxiety, dark, love, magic,

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Losing My Way
by Sandra Weiss
The wind, blowing the mist onto my face.
it cools my skin, flushed from my tears.
A refreshing wind, my tears, now erased,
if only it could do...

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: confusion, dark, lonely, lost,

Decembers Despair
by James West
Up at midnight tired weary
Dreams of those once love so dearly
Faded, distant not seen clearly 
Gone so far but seeming an illusion
Close enough to breed...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dark, december, depression,

The Balcony
by Chase Dela Pena
I watched happily as he stepped foot on my terrace,
All night we talked and he made my heart race.
But every time the night ends we...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dark, allusion, betrayal, blue, break

Tower of Light
by James West
In the dark of night 
I’m in my tower of light
It’s time to face my demons
And face the fight
My hands are clenched 
These fists of...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: betrayal, courage, dark, deep,

Ill at ease
by Calingasan Vince Guian
"Ill at ease"

Killing the genius within
Living off of these vices, fuelled by sin
Greatness to behold, a has-been
The stench of hypocrisy is slowly sinking in behind...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: art, corruption, dark, deep,

Thistle Be Nettlesome To Weed
by matthew harris
Thistle Be Nettlesome To Weed...

Who (on a lark) doth
     spur my distant soul
     fully bellowed ahoy
quickly hastening
...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dark, 9th grade, anniversary, confusion,

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Black Powder Monster
by Sandra Haight
Black Powder Monster


A huge black powder monster filled the air,
creating winding pathways of despair.
Winds bellowed like a chugging, roaring train,
assuring scars of ruin would remain.

In...

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Quatern | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dark, storm,

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Another Take on Lots Wife
by Maurice Rigoler
It’s doubtful poor Lot
rejoiced when his wife died.
Had she obeyed the Lord's commandment
she would have survived.
And yet she did, though figurative,
for besides being a condiment
salt...

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Light Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dark, humor, humorous,

Justice
by John Steward





I felt the blade as it pierced my heart.

 Body and soul they were torn apart.

 Don't grieve for me,

I lived a full life.

Happiness stronger...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dark, death,

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Margo
by Maurice Rigoler
Poor Margo, she died in a tanning tube
her skin parched dry of blocking lube.
Said her husband with some emotion
I think it’s only fitting she be...

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Light Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dark, humor,

Too Old For Love
by Gregory Huelsenbeck
Experience has taught
Lessons been learned
Turned off that part
That bad love had burned

A strange attraction
And unexpected call
A spark of affection
Won't make me fall

It hurts too much
Love...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: angst, dark,

Why Go On
by Gregory Huelsenbeck
In the bleak abyss that is my mind
I search and struggle just to find
Some tiny hope or a reason to live
Some spark or just a...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: angst, dark,

Shall I
by Gregory Huelsenbeck
Shall I hope?
No! It's a lie!

Shall I care?
Just let it die

Shall I love?
Don't waste the tears

Shal I be brave?
Live in your fears

Shall I strive?
Don't even...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: angst, dark,