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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  
Premium Member Poem DREARY Line Gauthier Senryu dark, life, rain,
Premium Member Poem To The Hilt Gregory R Barden Free verse analogy, break up, dark,
Premium Member Poem Bite Nina Parmenter Rhyme dark, light,
Premium Member Poem Feeding Desire Wren Rushing Rhyme dark, mystery,
Mariah of Magdala BERYL Adhiambo Narrative abuse, black love, dark,
Dry Catelyn Meeker Rhyme conflict, dark, deep, emotions,
Circle Of Hell Trevor McLeod Quatrain analogy, assonance, corruption, dark,
Host Catelyn Meeker Rhyme anxiety, change, crazy, dark,
14 Years Axl A. Quatrain dark, poems, poetry, poets,
Hallelujah Catelyn Meeker Rhyme anxiety, christian, conflict, dark,

Nocturnum
by Diana Almajan-Guta
Nocturnum 
We lie beneath the slowly waning moon, 
Her sharp shape emerging like a fine fang, 
Metamorphosed from the bright afternoon
And now -- upon a...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dark, 12th grade, abuse, allusion,

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Whiskey
by John Castellenas
Whiskey

Lovely Liz

With pen and paper I write, spilled blood upon notions of things wanted and so damn far away.
We secretly abated love and you became...

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

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Scary Phantasmagoria
by Susan Ashley


Assaulting me!  The darkness comes to be
in devil’s guise. Phantoms haunt my mind;
in sleep paralysis I cannot flee -
insanity bleeds through my broken rind.

I’m...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: abuse, dark, dream, evil,

Untapped Mind
by TS Lewis
What if I untied
my poetry and 
bound you
with it
Ligature marks
left on your wrist
Would you struggle
to get free
or accept
your fate
for freedom's sake?
All the noise
you talked
 beforehand
seems...

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

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Menthol Breakdown
by Freddie Robinson Jr.

Warlords love the crack cackling sound ...
faint vapors smelled worldwide, 
when twine toking on the choking peace pipe

Lying lips huffing and puffing,
blowing smoke out the...

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Ode | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dark, death, truth, wisdom,

Look At The Way At How You Treat Your Lady
by The Brooklyn Six Project
Look at the way at how you treat your lady
She seems bitter and confused
Darkness sadly surrounds her
As a result of your abuse
She put her trust...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dark, loss, sad love,

Nothing Lasts Forever
by Rebecca Solomon
The darkness in my eyes
The calmness of my heart
Vanished into cold thin air
All crushed and fallen apart

My eyes year for it
And so does my heart
Feels...

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ABC | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dark, deep, depression, emotions,

Try to see
by Dark Mistress
Struggling further within your mind.
I am now broken, lost here in end or time. 

Sinking as you firmly hold. 
The noose now tightens. I do...

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

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The Moon and Me
by Brandy Nicole


this halo of light beckons freely, as darkness dwells deeply, 
causing my beating heart to move, quickly - 
let love taste the night, these luscious...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dark, light, moon, night,

This is the apocalypse
by Matt Forshay
This is the apocalypse, we are all 
going to die! Pray for salvation but 
the sky won't hear your desperate 
plea the flames are at...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dark, death, deep, fantasy,

Changing My Ways For Brighter Days
by robin davis
Inside a safety net I stayed
Back and forth I always swayed
To avoid the complications
From any kind of confrontations
It doesn't matter what I did
Or the times...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: change, dark, happy, hurt,

Truly Numb
by Tyrell Murdock
Some think to utter you are numb is dumb.
  Like a frayed twine, emotion becomes blind.
   Can't cry, could only voice a...

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

Some Of The Sunshine Disappears
by The Brooklyn Six Project
Some of the sunshine disappears 
When a loved one sadly passes away 
You think of all the good times you had 
Each and every day
Those...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dark, death, grief, loss,

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LAYING
by Line Gauthier


laying awake
no moon
at my window



posted on September 19, 2018...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: angst, dark, longing, moon,

The Dawning
by David O'Haolin Whalen
With Eyes Not Yet Open

The soft whisking sound
Of a broom ‘pon the floor

The cooing of Doves
Near the window

The creak and squeak
From floorboards and doors

Conversations carried...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: appreciation, blessing, dark, day,

Personal Hell
by Matt Forshay
do you see it? through the darkness?
It is the end of the route that you chose.
do you feel the heat and the pain on your...

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

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Deathbed Conversion or Perversion
by Maurice Rigoler

An old priest about to die
looked his confessor in the eye:
I never violated my celibacy
much less toyed with my chastity.
Pray on my behalf to the...

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

Mask
by Jordan Foster
Bellowed in ones soul he found the truth.
Blatantly before the mask of whispered lights,
Was the prison of genius minds of every generation.
Shadows of the ever...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: anxiety, cry, dark, dream,

DRIP-DRY
by Kim Rodrigues
feeling exposed as mud splatters,
the cotton clinging and drenched
chattering teeth, seething relief
as the sun warms the rancid smile
of bulbous peaches pressing,
depressing and like an eclipse,
a...

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

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UNDER A DOME
by Line Gauthier


Too weak to fight
The end is near
My days are numbered
The will to live is all but gone
My thoughts are not my own
I see the world...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dark, death, feelings, life,