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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.

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A Deadly Profession
A surgeon, after being investigated, had a success rate so lowly rated, he had to be dismissed from a hospital that catered only to rich clientele. His lawsuits rose on stacks of papers as high as New York skyscrapers! And so...Read More
Categories: dark, humor,
Form: Light Verse

Path of the Raven
It spoke the words nevermore, it shook me to my very core there I sat upon my floor a lonely weary man. Something almost bleak never did it really speak few words muttered from its beak nevermore versed in spam Was it from...Read More
Categories: bird, dark, literature, loneliness,
Form: Rhyme
Crows In The Cemetery
A huge landscape of green grass with grey stones dotting the ground. Worn dirt paths intersect the grass like a grid. The looming steel gate is zero, zero. Up six and over five is Mr....Read More
Categories: angst, bird, dark, death,
Form: Free verse
God's acre
Darkness envelops like giant wings Heart thumping eyes unfocused, Hearing nothing silent as a graveyard, Under a misty moon a dark shape looms, Grey, solid, shiny marble it's a cold tomb, Paying respects with a nod then walk on by, Respect...Read More
Categories: dark, death, grave, memorial,
Form: Free verse
Soul Shifting
11/28/20 "Soul shifting" Spirits sinking, occasionally lifting Going extinct, no longer existing Sporadic, random, not consisting Won't get much done by only sitting Expected so much and got so little, it's only fitting A strange way of thinking Excessive drinking Recently had surgery for...Read More
Categories: addiction, dark, deep, poetry,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member the lie
and when idie inside this lie pretended happiness let it be known that seeds were sown from lonely emptiness were i be clear 'twas not from fear nor suicidal choice but ways are known by those alone unspoken yet with voice for grief doest tempt since first i...Read More
Categories: dark, death, depression, grief,
Form: I do not know?
Something Dark
Something dark has happened that I can feel in my soul Something dark has happened and what it is I do not know. The path is hazy, and the light is not clear The dark thing is ominous,...Read More
Categories: dark,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member The Deep Darkness, The Hope, Words Sent To Plead
The Deep Darkness, The Hope, Words Sent To Plead I am lost, wicked world grants no reprieve Castle of darkness, black-cast to deceive Towers staggering in the boiling mist I that dare to shake my angry left fist From...Read More
Categories: art, conflict, dark, deep,
Form: Sonnet
Fortitude of the queen
What hides beneath the hood? Of this maiden, fair The anxiety of maturing? The ways of this world to be ensnared? Youthful and cheerful, Begins for most, but not hers For she had a childhood worse, A trial that...Read More
Categories: dark, woman,
Form: Free verse
He is
He is, A colossal anchor clenched to my ankles. Constantly trying to drag me downward, into the deep, dark sea of his beliefs. I try with all my might to rise high, to fly the sky, to...Read More
Categories: dark, dream, freedom,
Form: Free verse
A love, crashed
I still taste the bitter fog clenched in my jaw. my eyes playing ping pong in my face. searching for the tenderness I adored, concealed by deception Didn't think it would be you. to bruise my body, my ego,...Read More
Categories: break up, dark, for
Form: Free verse
Civilization and Hell
It’s my observation (and perhaps yours as well) that if there exists a Hell its cause is civilization. The only remedy for this, say most religionists, is another Hell. And if so then reason’s only hope is to pray its horrors are far...Read More
Categories: dark, humor,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Dance of Love
Have I ever told you that… Your touch sighs across my soul Capturing songs of wisdoms untold And dancing through my heart’s love Verse taken from my poem, A Light in the Dark For Contest, Liberum Divisa 3 Poetry Contest Sponsored...Read More
Categories: dark, how i feel,
Form: Free verse
Far Side
11/26/20 Took a long car ride And went to the far side There's no good in apartheid You're darn right Handled and dealt with hard times Underneath starlight Make it count and contribute I do not kid you It's true Composition of bones and tissue Battles...Read More
Categories: dark, deep, me, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
Repressed, sombre colours weep a blurry sadness. Melancholic, metallic hues bite a frustrated, untouched lip - silently surrendering crimson, golden spheres of promise… They dissolve, shrinking to watery flakes, melting to a near oblivion. Lyrics pin hopes on a pointless map, touching tender triggers like...Read More
Categories: dark, appreciation, beautiful, black love,
Form: Blank verse

Specific Types of Dark Poems

Definition | What is Dark in Poetry?