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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.

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The Boy in The Deep Dark Woods
We don’t talk about the boy In the deep dark woods The one who’s without A home We don’t talk about the boy In the deep dark woods The villagers simply leave him Alone At night you can hear the boy In the deep...Read More
Categories: horror, scary,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Beneath The Veneer
~his strength~ Paul is a recent lone...Read More
Categories: anxiety, dark, funeral, horror,
Form: Narrative
Requisite inspection November 24th 2020 at Apartment B44
Requisite inspection November 24th, 2020 at Apartment B44 Countdown triggers nails bitten down to quick geesh if only Mary Poppins could pull off cheap trick or think super tramping Glinda courtesy film Wizard of Oz Good Witch of the North riding at light...Read More
Categories: adventure, confidence, feelings, horror,
Form: Free verse
Seven days of death
Ghastly halls that lead to Euphoria Shattered glasses with reflections that mimicked her death Being hanged but not dead Sorrowful laughter and slit wrists Decayed internally but still breathing Candy coated poison to seize her thoughts And death, to...Read More
Categories: dark, death, goodbye, horror,
Form: Free verse
Friday the Birthteenth
Unlucky for some The day of my birth Fridays of thirteenth find horror Yet happiness surrounds me Thirty-six years have come before In a year where hindsight's truth Bring longing for time restored....Read More
Categories: appreciation, birth, birthday, horror,
Form: Free verse

It's impossible Lost within a family Werewolves in taverns Cause the full moon at my house Impossible to survive ...Read More
Categories: horror, moon,
Form: Tanka
The Mist Upon A Stair
When night is dressed in darkest cloak and woe replaces gloom; When all the children are asleep, each in their separate room, Unsettled spirits will appear immured in murky mist. No matter what you’ve ever heard, we seem...Read More
Categories: fear, gothic, horror,
Form: Rhyme
   A_All beings count, even those, whom you so loathe! B_Be cordial and loving, who are you to judge, I ask you? C_Created each by the Supreme Being, in his City of Gold!               ...Read More
Categories: god, horror, humanity,
Form: Acrostic
The End of the Cenozoic Era - Part 5 - The Beginning of the End
When she was done The cruel man looked for another one He ate Mary, Bertha, Bessie, Carol, Blossom, Jessie Florence, Abigail, Jane Margaret, Melody, Lane And then he said, "I must refrain." And then he thought again. I sat and counted The girls he hounded One...Read More
Categories: crazy, girl, gothic, horror,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member waiting
I’m waiting out the day with minimalist hopes and recycling anxiety. I’m waiting for the hour for a smooth transfer of power or for things to go sour. I’m waiting for the word after a period of counting for freedom’s call or an accelerated...Read More
Categories: 11th grade, angst, horror,
Form: Rhyme
Ignis Fatuus
The friar’s light, a deceiving light, my nightmares deluding my mind crossing the misty moors at night. The friar’s light, a deceiving light. Howling hounds affright – bite! They bite! My eyes wide open but I’m blind! The friar’s light, a...Read More
Categories: dog, horror, howl, light,
Form: Triolet
The oldest night
The seeming same under heavens sparkling tent, passing transparent grays when moonlight went. Mental aggregation from that pain of deep, when all could be perfect with some needed sleep. Unpredictable tincture when unknown one self embrace, myriads of senses painting...Read More
Categories: horror, 12th grade, angst, anxiety,
Form: Ballade
To Whom It May Concern
A cautionary tale of nocturnal abduction Of trickery born of unearthly corruption Heed these my words, I state categorical Of evil so foul, in a world diabolical No humour here that might ever be satirised No wit in a...Read More
Categories: halloween, horror,
Form: Couplet
Somewhere, stark in lunar light, A werewolf wakens from a wight, And creeps throughout the sleepy night To give his fellow creatures fright. Somewhere, hapless sot alone Through forest stumbles toward home, Types panicked text on shaking phone... Somewhere, werewolf gnaws on...Read More
Categories: animal, halloween, horror, lost,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Spell
The horrid witch cast her evil spell And unleashed the bats from out of hell Nightmares replaced those sweet dreams The night echoed with people's screams The old hag cackled at their plight As...Read More
Categories: horror,
Form: Rhyme

Specific Types of Horror Poems

Definition | What is Horror in Poetry?