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Horror Poems | Examples of Horror Poetry

Horror Poems - Examples of all types of horror 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 horror.
Premium Member The Mouse And The Moon
When an owl with a scowl had his eyes on the prowl In search of a savoury bite A little brown mouse poked his nose from his house Unafraid as a full moon shone bright And the owl rocked...Read More
Categories: animal, horror,
Form: Rhyme

Unfulfilled Potential
My words can’t translate The eyes of the world wait Hesitation catches in my throat I can’t read or see Something else has control of what I’ll be Stumble around in the dark space I occupy My life flips across my...Read More
Categories: conflict, confusion, depression, horror,
Form: I do not know?
The Mailman
The whispers of The Mailman come staking you at night. The whispers of The Mailman will steal from your delight. The whispers of The Mailman will scare you half to death, But read the letters of The Mailman?...Read More
Categories: horror,
Form: Rhyme
And then it came in the final bang. The future devastation when the last bird sang. Eerie silence and dust filled air, toxic contamination too much to bare. What was before no longer known, a new species evolving soon...Read More
Categories: dark, horror,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Memoirs of a Serial Killer
There's always a whisper of madness, playing in my brain as I struggle to get loose from it's refrain and the constant pounding me to comply makes me feel quite insane. Disaster brewing behind blue eyes bits...Read More
Categories: horror, murder,
Form: Rhyme

Life in Hell
Through a long dark path the sinful walk, their souls burdened unable to talk. From neck to chin, with chains they are bonded, to the call of their Lord they unwillingly responded. In the distance...Read More
Categories: horror, cry, dark, death, evil,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Undone
Like a frosty breath clinging to Winter's chill a faint foggy figure floats on the cold air. It disappears, but its presence lingers still, fueling feelings of anguish and despair. I broke into a haunted house for the thrill because...Read More
Categories: horror, angst, anxiety, fear, feelings,
Form: Ottava rima
Separation of Self
It is nothing you can see It's born of dark inside of me Calculating everything To break away and take the reigns I have lived an eventful life Broken bones to mark the times Pins and plates to keep me whole But...Read More
Categories: horror, confidence, conflict, dark, evil,
Form: Rhyme
I Tripped On Weeping Stones
The strangest and weirdest vision flashed across the purple wall painted by a scrubby rascal, where a blood-stained altar was used to offer humans to Satan; the eulogy dedicated to the next victim was terribly frightening and resounded with...Read More
Categories: horror, death, dream, emotions, evil,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Where Shadows Lurk
Where Shadows Lurk In the depth of night I wander, Through the corridors of fear, Where shadows lurk and ponder, On the mysteries of the yesteryear. From the shattered, broken windows, Gleams a beam of spectral light, Like a blade, sharp and...Read More
Categories: horror, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Rhyme
Naughty Nicola
Nicola was naughty, She wasn’t very nice, She bit her mother, And ate her white mice, But Nicola’s brothers knew, Exactly what to do, They took her to the woodshed, And sawed her in two....Read More
Categories: child, death, horror,
Form: Rhyme
The Black Fridge
We put things in the fridge, To keep them very cold, But some things in our fridge, Are getting very old. Like dear Uncle Ted, By the loaf of bread, He’s been there, Since he last went to bed. And cousin Ebenezer, In the...Read More
Categories: dark, family, horror, imagination,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Glutton of Cost
eating again, glutton of cost he crawled to embrace the concept of everything, all hugged to a chest spilling, kissing vacuous stomach slid up the slender flesh, saliva made slugs a viscous downpour of greed it could only emanate from he the glutton of...Read More
Categories: corruption, gothic, horror, imagination,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member of rape and shame
of rape and shame now her perfume’s gone ...Read More
Categories: abortion, birth, horror,
Form: Tanka
Premium Member With Eyes Stained In Blood
He smiled with eyes stained in blood, there was intrigue without a word; The stranger pounded my head, soft walls left with a grisly splatter; There was intrigue without a word, so stunning his silent melody; Soft walls left with...Read More
Categories: emotions, feelings, gothic, horror,
Form: Pantoum

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