Gothic Poems | Examples of Gothic Poetry

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Categories: 7th grade, break up, gothic, graduation,
Mothers perfume
by Sophie Wilson
My mothers' perfume. 
The scents throughout the day are wondrous, 
And not at all like fungus. 
Filled with love and delight, 
Sometimes reminding me of...

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Categories: anger, betrayal, blue, deep, gothic, hurt,
Poison
by Mary Jane Randall
It boils within 
Slowly poisoning all it touches
Corrupting all that is within
It has now reached a new level

A level i never thought existed
For it has...

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Categories: gothic, horror, loneliness, sound,
Without end
by Aa Harvey
Without end


In the haunted castle where all is quiet,
There walks a man with a ghostly face.
It is forever changing, a million images;
The nightmares staring back...

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Categories: crazy, desire, evil, funny gothic, horror, scary,
Bug Eyed Lady by Aspartameloaf
by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
by Aspartameloaf

Bug-eyed lady ugly lady
Strolling slowly towards the sun
Bug-eyed lady cavern's lady
Child of hellhounds, friend to none....

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Categories: gothic, hate, howl, imagery,
Premium MemberThoughts of Three Great Bears
by arthur vaso
Bullying is not confidence
Deceiving is not intelligence
Lying is not outwitting
Disparaging is not bravery
Shouting is not how to be heard
Preaching is not love and harmony

Kindness and...

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Categories: gothic, life,
Death of Lives
by Kay McKenzie
Now is before
Now is after
After death
After life
Life brings death
Life takes happiness
Happiness brings joy
Happiness brings light
Light is hope
Light hides darkness
Darkness is scary
Darkness brings fear
Fear is weakness
Fear...

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Categories: gothic, love, lust,
Gothic Girl
by Marqese Dabbs
As the velvet darkness falls
A gothic girl illuminates her black candles
Creating a shade overturn atmosphere
Dressed in raven latex and fishnet stockings
Wearing black lipstick and eyeshadow...

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Categories: birth, dark, fantasy, girl, gothic, home, psychological,
Tsundoku Tower
by Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Tsundoku Tower

Bluebird windowsill
peers in, strange terrain
“Rain Rain Go Away”,
mysterious singing 
eerie refrain.
Ghost Girl sitting still
tears falling 
she is haunting 
Tsundoku Tower 
laying vacant 
on Treeless...

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Categories: gothic, horror, sleep,
Black hearts
by Chris cleverly
Not yet awake, nor at home
theses are the places shadows want to stay.
So let those demons arch their wings
and join in the battle of the...

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Categories: gothic, life, lonely, suicide,
Death delivered, My nile river
by Eirik Nelson
Sitting on the shower floor
Numb inside and not afraid
reflecting on the steelhead blade
soon I won’t feel anymore

I won't have to feel this pain
thoughts of living...

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Categories: gothic,
The quick and the dead on tour
by Julian Scutts
I hope to heaven that when I die
I meet Woody Guthrie in the sky
and then upon a dust-bowl cloud
we'll find the grace to sing aloud,
and...

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Categories: bereavement, dark, death, emotions, gothic, sad love, suicide,
Untitled
by Tara Lazar
Standing all alone, on a winters night, beside a headstone;
Mourning my beloved one who'd been taken by their suborning.
But alas they've finally been set free,...

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Categories: angst, anxiety, death, depression, gothic, grave, mental illness,
Slaves
by Henrique Oliveira
With a lashing to the back of my mind,
Gray, morbid thoughts I had long left for dead
Race up with rage to the top of my...

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Categories: anxiety, change, conflict, depression, gothic, magic, metaphor,
Premium MemberThe Day
by Marilyn Williams
On days that are dreary and grey, I sit by my window waiting to pray.  What shall I do on a dreary day? ...

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Categories: gothic, magic, mystery,
Premium MemberDimensions
by Tahira Parveen
This poem is in conjunction with the video. 


A spell to cast you in
Watch me!
I the queen jester,
SteamPunk aviator,
Cybor goth,
Travel these dimensions That I control...

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Categories: gothic,
AUTUMN AMONG THE STONES
by George LeBlanc
I sit among the stones under a lowering October sky, longing to see more than others have seen,

And tarry where the hurried have passed.

And sit,...

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Categories: color, devotion, emotions, funny gothic, halloween, scary,
Midnight Romance
by Winsome Miller-Rowe
How bright your eyes of cerulean blue
Look out from your porcelain face my dear
I saw those ivory teeth and I knew
That crimson blood would be...

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Categories: gothic,
Parallel Universes
by Zara Bosman
Here I don't exist
I am absent from my life
I haunt this hotel

Walls crooked, twisted
Like an old man's spine
Decades off-kilter

The rust and Sharp smells
Entombed in London's...

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Categories: gothic, love, romance, romantic,
The Lovers
by HAZEL VITATOE
Down the road is a place, 
of a graveyard with vined-up gates 

As two lovers, they stand and wait, 
to bring others to their fate...

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Categories: anxiety, dark, death, depression, gothic, loneliness,
Benighted
by Jimmy Brouwers
Aw sweet Angel, it's you that I seek
all alone jotting up winds so bleak,
for so many hearts I have perversed.
You; another to wield my meanly...

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Categories: autumn, conflict, dark, death, gothic, october,
an elegy on the death of a leaf
by Sitabz Garg
*An* *elegy* *on*  *the* *death* *of* *a* _leaf_ .....

A schoolboy named Life looked  skyward and saw 
A leaf falling.
Carrying the dying thing 
In...

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Categories: gothic, halloween,
Halloween Senryu
by John Michaels
inquisitive nymph
phantoms of yesteryear lurk
folly of wager

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(5-7-5 checked with howmanysyllables.com)

14 October 2017

For...

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Categories: gothic,
Parallel universes
by Zara Bosman
Walls crooked, twisted
Like an old man's spine
Decades off-kilter

Here I don't exist
I am absent from my life
I haunt this hotel

The rust and Sharp smells
Entombed in London's...

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Categories: child, dark, death, deep, gothic,
Premium MemberHalloween Senryu
by Kevin Shaw
Malevolent child,
Manifest yourself in me,
Darkness the new light.



Halloween Senyru Contest
Sponsor: Laura Loo
Written 12.10.17
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Categories: gothic, grief, pain,
Strychnine Chameleon
by Christian Alexander
The Strychnine Chameleon

Such playful things 
My playful dreams
Bananafishbones
And wild mood swings
So strange is behind me 
And strange is my place
Laughs screaming so LOUD
I fell far...

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Categories: gothic, horror, metaphor, mountains,
What we feel
by denis bruce
...is what we see
Emotions are the weather of the mind
We live between peaks and troughs
The former breeds hubris with downfall built in
The latter deals with...

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Categories: gothic, imagery, language, metaphor,
Count Not a Minute Gone Past
by Henrique Oliveira
Count not a minute gone past,
Scurrying 'neath the brush at our feet,
Nibbling on toes and morsels of flesh, lying
Inside this box we now call home,
A...

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Categories: gothic, halloween, magic,
Premium MemberHalloween Night -Perfume Shop
by Tahira Parveen
The poem is in conjunction with the video
Halloween Night



Enter the perfume curiosity shop
For the inquisitive 
All perfume smells entwine
The aroma wakens the mind
Slowly binding into...

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Poem Video
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Categories: gothic, humor,
Field of Vampire Dreams
by cheryl hoffman
Nine on each vampire team
all eighteen clones of Bela Lugosi it seemed
one up at bat turning into one
flying super fast making a home run,

The umpire...

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Categories: autumn, character, dark, fantasy, gothic, halloween,
The Great Pumpkin
by Paul Clements
It's never too soon take ye heed and prepare for the night of All Hallows Eve cleansing your hearts of all malice and greed that...

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Categories: body, dark, death, french, gothic, love hurts, sensual,
La Petite Mort
by Paul Clements
I love your naked body
A canvas for my claws
In the midst of pain and pleasure
Your bound to do it all
From the ripping of the flesh,...

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Categories: evil, faith, fate, god, gothic, spiritual,
What A Soul Goes For, Part III
by David Welch
Kirsten tried to talk, but couldn’t find the words,
So Endicott nodded and continued to speak:
“When you’ve been in Hell for millions of years,
you’ll do just...

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Categories: evil, faith, fate, god, gothic, spiritual,
What A Soul Goes For, Part II
by David Welch
Endicott found her earl the next morn
and took her to get her checked by a doc.
Things seemed okay, until the next day
when she full under...

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Categories: evil, faith, fate, god, gothic, spiritual,
What A Soul Goes For, Part I
by David Welch
Kirsten bought the old Delacroix place,
built back in eighteen hundred thirty-four.
A rambling home in the old federal style;
seven bedrooms, five baths, and three floors.

People whispered...

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Categories: gothic, halloween, horror, scary,
Premium MemberCurse of Old Hallows Mill
by Kevin Shaw
The Curse of Old Hallows Mill

There lies a sombre secret,
Near the ruin of Old Hallows Mill.
In deserted Slumber village,
A poison did seep and kill.

Legend is...

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