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Dark Poems | Examples of Dark Poetry

Dark Poems - Examples of all types of dark poetry to share and read. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous poem examples for dark.
Knock It
10/23/22 "Knock It" What I smoke is frosted Money and time it costed Has yet to turn out how I've wanted Remaining undaunted Going in and out of areas that are haunted People continually taunted So worried about what the cat brought in Doggone...Read More
Categories: dark, deep, life, poetry,
Form: Rhyme



Fading life
Her skin had become the canvas for the unmarked pain The color of red dripping across her wrists covering that of a tears stain Losing sight of everything she has lived for Standing there knocking...Read More
Categories: anger, anxiety, conflict, dark,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Missing persons
Passifications yonderboy bewilderments when it rains, its pores...Read More
Categories: dark, endurance, fantasy, identity,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member The Empty Lantern
Categories: dark, light,
Form: Personification
The Limerick, Pennsylvania Nuclear power plant siren wailed
The Limerick, Pennsylvania Nuclear power plant siren wailed yesterday at 1400 hours December the fourth and probably broadcast further east, west, south and north. That shrill ear-piercing emitted sound quite painful despite measurable diminution regarding my audiological ability, which loss of hearing linkedin to...Read More
Categories: dark, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Free verse



Heart of the Ocean
After being left for the third and final time, The prophecy is complete I live in the day of myself and I reside in my dreams at night Where I am prized I am someone’s reward I don’t belong in the...Read More
Categories: dark, dream, heart, heartbreak,
Form: Free verse
Falling Short
Needing again to find the words to convey—where did the need come from? Unreliable thoughts that birth the damnedest feelings yet lack the cognizance to see reality— it hurts to breathe when all I can do is exhale and anticipate...Read More
Categories: conflict, confusion, dark, endurance,
Form: Free verse
Fathers and sons
Fathers and sons By Michelle Morris 21/11/2022 It was cold there in his shadow Fathers and sons struggle with their roles He didn't support your sensitivity You always felt he was a bully so cold You lost yourself in drugs for years Couldn't...Read More
Categories: dark, child abuse, conflict, courage,
Form: Lyric
Do you
Do you...? Questions for the ones who create hurt... By Michelle Morris 09/06/2020 Do you see me? The ghost you left behind? Do you feel me? The emptiness you left inside? Do you remember me? The spark of life defeated? Do you regret...Read More
Categories: abuse, anxiety, dark, emotions,
Form: Rhyme
How it End
I spent a little too much time alone and I got stuck inside my head. The crazy got a little too loud and I just wanted to go to bed. I still had good days but...Read More
Categories: dark, death, depression, how
Form: Free verse
I am Dead
In the blink of an eye and it's over Silence throughout the world, but it's over Millions gone, millions still remain, but it's over No dead lie in the clover Those who live are dead Those gone, live forever, never...Read More
Categories: dark, death, faith, religion,
Form: Rhyme
Without Fear
No one knows of the great plans I have for you, spoken by our great creator. When living in the spirit, your wildest dreams will come true much sooner than later. The virtue of patients is fleeting...Read More
Categories: adventure, anger, dark, light,
Form: Rhyme
Til death us do part , so who's killing who
Doomed to repeat mistakes of the past, Declarations of regret that seldom last, Promises to change,to learn and to grow, Inevitably lead to betrayal and woe. How cruel and fickle emotions can be, You're both madly in love then suddenly, You're...Read More
Categories: break up, dark,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member dark is the night
blue is the heather in the air its perfume a melody transported to the edge of melancholy when dark is the night and you are but a memory that lingers on my lips Posted on December 3, 2022...Read More
Categories: blue, dark, longing, memory,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Hypersonic tsunami
I/s/he/it is/am/was a soldier of fortuitous (mis)fortune a quiet puddle piddling in southerly sloth a gnarly ghost galloping in whirling / twirling / swirling electronic sandstorms !---)))>>>--->>>)))---! adrift in tortured time submerged in the timeless slime of gaslit dumpster fires a hypersonic tsunami of repetitive rage revolting within...Read More
Categories: dark, society, surreal, word
Form: Free verse

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