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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.
Premium Member Black Eyes
Black Eyes i think the world is against me, for i am black and poor. some sniff their noses to pass me by, others look me up and down. yet, i say are they better? are they pure and godly, never starved...Read More
Categories: dark, black african american, character,
Form: Free verse



Today
Today I looked through albums To find you among the photos Today I looked  through the books To find your dedications. Today I went through our memories To find you. I missed you today With a red rose...Read More
Categories: cry, dark, death of
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Flackmoth and a Burial Service
In view of his age Flackmoth feels a clergyman should preside at his burial – for appearance sake. But who and which denomination, they're as many as cereals? So by a process of elimination he first consults a...Read More
Categories: dark, humor,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Blood Solstice
This time of year the Sun is a short traveler, nights are long and the world is darker; The North prepares for the Winter Solstice ; The people of the village bring in trees following tradition and...Read More
Categories: dark, emotions, evil, fantasy,
Form: Tail-rhyme
Lost In Woods To Find The Light
Lost In Woods To Find The Light As night fell, I was engulfed in tragic darkness, Around me was but the black black void, I was held captive, Ripped off my free will, Robbed of my identity, I was trapped in...Read More
Categories: 8th grade, dark, hope,
Form: Free verse



The Door
Beyond this door lies the regions of anything Everything and nothing at all what is hidden until it’s time to see what is coming and that is meant to be....Read More
Categories: dark, allegory, birth, conflict, confusion,
Form: Free verse
Empire I
In my empire of dust I sit on a throne built of ruination and lost lust I sit and think what has been seen what will be what was lost What has been tossed to the side...Read More
Categories: dark, anger, angst, art, birth,
Form: Free verse
Ravens
Ravens dream Haunting forever stark look to the moonlight dark house full of midnight Feeling the magnetic wells In pools of infinity dogs bark defiantly out into the Enigmatic Lands the indigo wings take light Feeling the unseen the presents...Read More
Categories: analogy, anger, dark, deep,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Doomed Groom
Did you hear about the groom whose marriage was headed for doom when the bride-to-be said “I did” not “I do” as expected. Yelled the groom: when and where and with whom?...Read More
Categories: dark, humor,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Charged with Homicide
A lady who heard her husband had died by the police was charged with homicide. I’m hoping, she said, it was the faulty brakes or the exhaust. And if not, then the carbon monoxide....Read More
Categories: dark, humor,
Form: Limerick
Get a Grip
12/1/21 "Get a Grip" It's fake or is legit Get a grip Live or quit You either do or don't give a s*** It's all hit or miss Being credible or illegitimate Able to show and prove or another hypocrite Biding time or lickety-split Listen...Read More
Categories: dark, deep, life, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Yearn
Endeavored romance, bolstered and cried Then came the night, my music died One last attempt, a foiled finished taste A devoted passion, soon laid to waste Recovered contentment, felled for the count Heartache and pain, a stable failed surmount End of...Read More
Categories: dark, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Urge to dominate
Urge to dominate, dark, feral Held back by etiquette Else Black Friday sale goes viral Slavery, at hell’s gate Let us then be succinct Base instincts, not extinct Heart not yet, by love inked Evil devil’s bait Urge to dominate 01-December-2021 Quietus Human Rights...Read More
Categories: dark, slavery,
Form: Rhyme
Drunken vs sober under the same moon
In the cold night, even flowers were frost, People sleeping over , what they have lost, Ditched by others, in the chilling weather, Drenched with tears , their broken feathers! The fire to fly in them has fade, The heart...Read More
Categories: dark, 8th grade, anger, anxiety,
Form: Lyric
Winters Night
Winters night Here we sit on a cold winters night The fire burns bright we watched as the flames dance create illusions of life Secret dreams and Demons dance Guardian angels spin in a flicker of flame they spread...Read More
Categories: dark, adventure, allegory, allusion, angel,
Form: Rhyme

Specific Types of Dark Poems

Definition | What is Dark in Poetry?