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Horror Poems | Examples of Horror Poetry

Horror Poems. Below are examples of poems about horror. This list of horror poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of horror poetry. This list of works about horror is an excellent resource for examples on how to write horror poems.

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List of Horror Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Grossialdo Jessica Amanda Salmonson Rhyme fantasy, friendship, horror, humorous,
Premium Member Poem Halloween Night Dear Heart a.k.a. Broken Wings Rhyme halloween, horror,
Santa Clause 3:l6 Word Awl I do not know? horror, allusion, angel, christian, christmas,
Halloween Night M. L. Kiser Rhyme adventure, halloween, holiday, horror,
Premium Member Poem Soul of Julia Janet Bingham Prose Poetry horror, abuse, betrayal, child abuse,
she don't believe Word Awl I do not know? atheist, fairy, halloween, horror,
The Celebration Jean Bush Rhyme autumn, celebration, halloween, horror,
Dark Angels M. L. Kiser Senryu horror, analogy, angel, dark, evil,
The Sound of Silver Dollar Word Awl I do not know? horror, allusion, fairy, fear, halloween,
Dead To The World Wide Web matthew harris Free verse horror, creation, death, evil, grave,

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Escape from Horror
by Andrea Dietrich
When I first awoke in this hospital, they tell me I had stared straight ahead and never uttered a word. I was in shock for...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: horror,

Doors of Dachau
by Word Awl


Their hands say a prayer...
In the silent hesitation.

My peripheral brethren...
Toy soldiers in pajamas.

I grin at my reflection...
For this is the cold gray morning;
The Luger will...

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Dramatic Monologue | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: horror, crazy, death, gothic, halloween,

Tree Of Lives
by Word Awl


   Atop
The Clay Orange Hill
Stood a Lone Old Oak,
Hallowed
From Age and Fire;
It's Naked Branches 
Cracking The Dismal Sky.

Mold was Slowly Digesting 
The Plastic...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: horror, autumn, dark, death, halloween,

Know it
by deepak srivastava
We are nonchalant towards others,
for we do not know all are our brothers....

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: horror, anger, best friend, caregiving,

Morphine induced dreams
by fauxcroft wade
Morphine induced dream

In a sedated scene

Killer clowns are on the loose

And mixing with the zombies

Out for blood and out for flesh

I heard blood curdling screams

From...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: horror, dark, dream, drug, fear,

Halloween poem 2
by Nagella Jean-Baptiste
Freddy with his long iron nails.
Ready to pierced on every child tale.
Children singing his name 
Like a a Christmas story tale.
Should it be you to...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: books, horror, scary,

Sue S Side Almost Won Out As The Tomb Poem
by matthew harris
Sue S. Side Almost Won Out As The Tomb Poem...
(alternately titled: a page taken from the play
book of Little Miss Muffet.)

"Oh...My...Argh..." "Somebody...
   ...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: horror, 8th grade, bereavement, crush,

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Lepus October Moon
by Freddie Robinson Jr.

Just skip to the scary part ...
Tricka coniculus
is arriving October soon

Lepus all be aware;
gotta treat the leper fearful ...
whose spotty, fretful poor hearts 
can’t stand
to...

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Burlesque | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dark, fear, horror, scary,

Being Followed
by M. L. Kiser
Walking down the street one dark night; I passed some road working equipment.  Down the road a bit, I felt I was being followed....

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Personification | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: fantasy, halloween, horror, imagination,

Incubus
by Lucy Harley
Incubus 

His icy fingers perform a slow staccato on my tense limbs
Enveloped by a deathly chill
Still I lye on the table in this lair 
Strapped...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: horror,

Halloween poem
by Nagella Jean-Baptiste
You hear the thunder you hear the rain.
You see the flashing lightning.
You see the floods from the rain passing.
Hope one day you don't feel the...

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Epic | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: horror, nature, truth,

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Wild Woman Campfire
by Caren Krutsinger
The ominous presence of something evil that was felt but not eye-seen brought a presage of doom to the already spooky-feeling bonfire in the woods.

The...

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

Little Debbies Doll
by Timothy McGuire
Little Debbie use to have a doll
It sat on a shelf on Debbie's wall
It watched every move Little Debbie made
Behind it's back it held a...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: horror,

Real Horror
by Timothy McGuire
Real horror is not a movie on the big screen or T.V.

Real horror is: 

a newborn baby addicted on heroine 
a homeless man sleeping under...

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

Answers Run Them Away
by M. L. Kiser
Every answer I would seek;
But, questions asked met dead ends;
When the answers at last came;
The thing crawled off me.
...

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Dodoitsu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: conflict, dark, halloween, horror,

The Haunted Farmhouse
by M. L. Kiser
A country weekend I felt, would be just great
and so I rented a house in the country where,
I could be alone in the quiet and...

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Prose | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dark, halloween, horror, october,

Beware Success
by M. L. Kiser
What mankind dreams,
he will create;
his dreams will likely,
seal his fate.

Plenty of men,
have fallen prey.
To dreams that left them, 
to rot and decay.

The great inventions,
that man’s...

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Blank verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: horror, care, earth, emotions, environment,

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My Bad
by Terry O'Leary
You failed to take your Drone Command Control Kit
while rushing off at dawn for work this early morn.

I took it for an Xbox game contraption
so...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: horror, irony, war,

A Midnight Dream
by David Stearns
Once upon a midnight dream, forever ago so it seems. There lived a princess with spiders in her dreams. They frightened her. Their many legs...

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Alliteration | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: horror,

A Fatal Shift
by Mike Gentile
I walk the earth in dead of night
   in calm of mist
   I walk alone

I walk the earth with death in...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: halloween, horror,