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Horrors Poems

Horrors Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of horrors poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for horrors.

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Manifest Destiny
Manifest Destiny
by Michael R. Burch

When you were in my house
you were not free—
in chains bound.

Manifest Destiny?

I was wrong;
my plantation burned to the ground.
I was wrong.
This is my song,
this is my plea:
I was wrong.

When you are in my house,
now, I am...Read More
Categories: horrors, america, black african american, brother, history, humanity,
Form: Verse



Little Horrors
Pedro was a Mexican who lived in Mexico
Pedro always wore a hat, a big sombrero
Pedro loved the sun he sunbathed every day
He tipped his hat over his eyes to keep sun-rays away

Some cheeky children passing by saw Pedro in repose
Decided...Read More
Categories: horrors, 1st grade,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Dark Halls

Once
these corridors 
echoed with life
a citadel for restoration
of body and mind
a bastion of promise
for the tormented
to the outside world
it had many names
Forest Lawn Sanitarium
was its Nome de plume

I--- simply called it--- home

In its day
it was of grand design
cathedral ceilings
hung with...Read More
Categories: horrors, betrayal, death, horror, mental illness,
Form: Free verse
Man Is No Island
I think
I will
and I create--
keep your thoughts
pure, with a heart
full of love;
be conscious
of who you are
and the power
of mind—we
share both our
blessings and
horrors.

Man is no
Island...and the
universe, a sea
of relations....Read More
Categories: horrors, inspirational love, introspection, power, prayer, spiritual, truth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member When I Came Home
When I came home
I understood
that nothing could be the same

I’d never perceive
the world like you
after the horrors--- that I'd seen 

I can hear
the roaring thunder 
bombs--- exploding on the deck

phoenix 
sparrow
sidewinder rockets 
scaring more--- than just the ship

the sound of...Read More
Categories: horrors, death, military, war,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member In Denial
When Mr. Scott Morrison,
Suffering awful horrors from
The bush fire situation,
Read the report, he denied its authentication....Read More
Categories: horrors, fire, horror, political,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member The Game
He sits again to play a game
Set apart to make his mark
A pen in hand his prospects dark
At daybreak driving forward

Filled with youth, a strapping lad
Like his peers aspired to greatness
Elusive fame like shadows
Plays peek-a-boo, a childish game

Burn the hours...Read More
Categories: horrors, adventure, age, career, education, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member OLD BOOKS
When I wander into a bookstore I always like to look
around on all the shelves to find the oldest book

I love to feel the leather in my hands, turn its pages and what’s more
I like to wonder what brought this...Read More
Categories: horrors, books,
Form: Verse
Premium Member IMAGINE THAT AGAIN
John Lennon wrote Imagine, his biggest hit, back in 1971
It’s a good time to revisit it now that a new year has begun.

As one year ends it’s human nature to look back on the world we see
then look ahead and...Read More
Categories: horrors, imagination, new year,
Form: Verse
Holly Melancholy
Winter is a season that
for some is less than jolly-
despite bright sparkling Christmas lights
and halls bedecked with holly.

For some, it represents a void
that's dark, dreary and cold
an aching-empty, lonely space
of horrors quite untold.

Reminders of the merry times
before we were bereaved
in...Read More
Categories: horrors, christmas, depression, emotions, feelings, perspective, seasons, solitude,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member How Fate And Time Decides Our Lives And Our Final Endings, Lind-Sonnet and One
How Fate And Time Decides Our Lives And Our Final Endings,
Lind-Sonnet and One

Earth, its mysteries oft lays deadly shadows at our feet
World, its greatest histories, shows man's many sad defeats
Seas, their fathoms deep waters- gathering sailor's remains
Down deep, in spiraling...Read More
Categories: horrors, creation, deep, fate, humanity, journey, life, truth,
Form: Sonnet
Helpless I am
I should have known
when the elderflowers failed to bloom,
Blind was I, dancing in Plato's Cave.
Then there came the day.
The cosmic disarray nor the wolves howls
Rang bells to me.
For had they,
Church bells I would have clanged
With my bare hands
And salvaged many...Read More
Categories: horrors, 12th grade, abuse, anxiety, conflict, violence, world,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member THE JOY OF READING SLOWLY
I am an avid reader now that I’m older, but not so long ago
back in school I was admonished because I read too slow.

For many years I did not read: no books…no prose…no verse
I’m reading again but I now see...Read More
Categories: horrors, joy,
Form: Verse
Astronaut Story part 1- EDITED
Ever since I was an infant, my mother sang me her special lullaby. Even now, as I float further and further from life, I can hear it echoing in my mind.
“Space girl from the edge of heaven,
Space girl across the...Read More
Categories: horrors, bullying, mother, space, suicide,
Form: Prose Poetry
Stone Age Brains
Our stone-age brains are single-minded:
we seek to hurl our genes into the future.
Display your fitness, man, and ride the wave
of giddy, girly admiration!

The muscles, music, mines and millions — aimed to convince 
and often to mislead.
The queen stays red and...Read More
Categories: horrors, life, love,
Form: Lyric
Red
Red 

Red - the colour of birth,
Of the crimson cloak 
Shrouding the joyous mirth,
And of the fragile feet 
 Untouched  by this sordid earth.

Red -The colour of romance,
Of ruby roses and paper hearts
Wherefore love is enhanced,
And of the coral...Read More
Categories: horrors, analogy, color, deep, fate, journey, metaphor, world,
Form: ABC
Another Mass Shooting
This time in Jersey City
Another mass murder 
Was it a hate crime? 
At least six souls have gone to meet their Maker 
Personally, I wish these horrors would stop happening 
The USA is a violent country 
And the killing took...Read More
Categories: horrors, fear, hope, how i feel,
Form: Verse
Show me your soul
All type of bodies are posing in front of me
All type of bodies are trying to attract me
Big bodies, round bodies, plump bodies
Rhythm-less body with no shape
Walking aimlessly around the place
I am not interested in any of them
even if they...Read More
Categories: horrors, betrayal, confusion, corruption, courage, endurance, environment, international,
Form: Narrative
Stalwart eldest sister Amelie
Over saturation with 
welter weighted Yuletide
drenching world, web, wide
equal and/or greater
effort demands energy tide
to global warming,
lest apocalypse doth ride

high and mighty mandating,
inculcating, buoying... pride
toward planet Earth, the
apathetic, demonic, horrific,
plastic... malleable passive
can no longer run and hide.

Results elucidating, forthcoming, 
groundbreaking courtesy...Read More
Categories: horrors, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 8th
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Predictable
Crocheting needles waved her fingers from a self-disclosed mind

Texture and pattern set lines like predictive text and autocorrect

Wool over her eyes would know how to stitch up her soul-scape

No matter whether blanket or poncho woollen hat or jacket

The mood flowed...Read More
Categories: horrors, friendship,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member In Our Blindness, Chalked Up To Just Be Fate
In Our Blindness, Chalked Up To Just Be Fate

Life, its complexity truly astounds
astounds this old soul so sadly earthbound
earthbound but not without imagined flight
flight into blue heavens's glimmering night.
Night of ill winds that beggars disbelief
disbelief of blindness that brings dark...Read More
Categories: horrors, appreciation, art, conflict, corruption, evil, meaningful, war,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Comatose
In an irrevocable warp speed instant, 
my head collided into the likeness of drying tar, 
absorbing each horrid layer of concrete. 
That pitch-black, tacky substance covered my body, 
so that I was trapped, sightless, into immobility. 

With pounding pain, like...Read More
Categories: horrors, dad, dark, i miss you, loss, pain,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Goosebumps, Chills, and Shivers
Some stories give me goosebumps. They are found 
in books and films that tell of wicked clowns
or evil children whose cold, empty eyes
cast spells on hapless people all around.

To chase that eerie feeling from my mind,
I spend an hour watching...Read More
Categories: horrors, evil,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Pit

You think you know me, but you ne'er will


                    These hells plunge leagues too deep to fill


    ...Read More
Categories: horrors, dark, heartbreak, introspection,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member We Shall Remember
Off to the battlefield many courageous soldiers went
Changing the course of history, a milestone event
Fighting for freedom at a very deadly cost
Eight and a half million lives would be sadly lost
Devastation touched the world far and wide
Horrors from the Great...Read More
Categories: horrors, remembrance day,
Form: Rhyme