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Murder Poems | Examples of Murder Poetry

Murder Poems - Examples of all types of murder 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 murder.
Oh Henry
God save the king but not the queen Her neck awaits the guillotine Someone to blame each sacrifice The son he wanted whose birth on ice The throne half-vacant one seat to fill The royal maidens appear at will Which one will prosper how many fall Into the moat —of...Read More
Categories: divorce, murder,
Form: Rhyme

Sandy Hook Tragedy: Dedicated to the 26 victims
When I was six, I was in a car wash, I watched my father's car getting cleaned. However, I looked at the news with curiosity, Twenty pupils died in a harrowing tragedy. December 14th, 2012, no one could imagine, The...Read More
Categories: murder, grief, horror, memory, mental
Form: Rhyme
Categories: murder,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member ODE TO A GNAT
Gnats, fruitflies, midges, black flies What do you call them? I call them pests. Unwelcome guests I call them demons from hell. They fly past my face. They go for my eyes. Lucifer in disguise They like my white screen They’re like a bad...Read More
Categories: murder, 7th grade, evil, insect,
Form: Light Verse
Right Hand
I carry a machine gun draped over one shoulder, other hand shoved into my pocket Nonchalant grim reaper with a list of names, fist balled up around bitter poetry, the names of future dead Angel and devil...Read More
Categories: murder, america, dark, death, military,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Vanilla Killer - trigger warning
Another shift ends. I'm dead on my feet. Too shagged to even eat. The word leads (inevitably) to you... I slipped the timesheets from work today. Another incident occurred... Sweetie, please be there, and say you care. I loved working alongside...Read More
Categories: child abuse, murder,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Driven to Madness
Officials seek opportunities to steal, While soldiers earn double for lives, they reveal. Ribbons, crosses, gallons, and stars they don, Drowning their souls with debauchery's song. As thousands lay sick, wounded, and deceased, Fields filled with...Read More
Categories: conflict, corruption, murder, war,
Form: Rhyme
Times Gal
Times Gal Give it back she demanded He took the small barrel Off the table of her 22 pistol Saturday Night Killer being cleaned Or it wouldn't fire as dirty This gal was bad ass All the effing way She cut the metal...Read More
Categories: angel, conflict, murder, satire,
Form: Blank verse
The Day You Let The Lion Out
It was the trophy hunt that played you out In deafening degrees, This video-invention of yourself revealed – A theatrical display that formed the day, A message of power, the plug-and-play Of your most infamous hour There was no...Read More
Categories: america, death, murder, violence,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Guillotine
I heard screams from those marked for a guillotine death No compromises for their cries before taking a last breath Words of repentance for dastardly crimes were bemoaned Begging for mercy with fear and tears, curses were groaned My...Read More
Categories: death, murder,
Form: Personification
Premium Member la ferme
It was a cool, overcast and windy Sunday afternoon in March 2014. We were about 50 miles from Paris, at my Grandmère’s (grandmother’s) farm. She lives in Paris, but she owns a Château and surrounding...Read More
Categories: murder, 4th grade, easter, family,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member PROMISES
OUTSIDE EDEN To the garden, add children twist - the boys Outside Eden; were they ever great friends? Cain’s sin parts ways; his jealousy destroys. The blood of Eve’s son cries…to God ascends. HEARTBREAKING KNOCK AT THE DOOR A quiet day...Read More
Categories: angst, bible, christian, murder,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member The Story of Her Life
It seems like the darkness, Risking tears, - erasing the prayers So sensitive, kissing away all the fears Dancing through the leaves, enchantment Like winds, collecting all the light In gently flowing moon song, beads of hope Glistening on the night,...Read More
Categories: mental illness, murder,
Form: Free verse
And Murdered in her Bed
(Oscar Wilde wrote that long poem "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" in 1897, quoted here. In it, a man met his death; for some decades the UK has not had the death penalty.) ...Read More
Categories: murder, anxiety, death, emotions, fate,
Form: Free verse
My friend, don’t struggle so Not much longer to go No more working for the all-mighty buck No more lusting after the… Ahhh your dirty mind Will be the death of us all How dare you think Such a tragedy you...Read More
Categories: murder, allusion, anger, angst, art,
Form: Rhyme

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