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Scary Poems

Scary Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about scary. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for scary.

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Premium Member The Smile Behind You
Don’t turn around,
Smile.
Look at me, and the light.
Of my eyes, They drip blood.

Don’t turn around,
Smile.
Forsaken me now.
In the middle of nowhere.

Don’t turn around,
Smile.
Bleed for me.
Bleed for me, and the wife.

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Categories: dark, horror, scary,
Form: Free verse



A lesson to be learned from Don Juan's sorry fate
Don't invite a statue to your party.
Don't mess with beings made of stone.
Frail mortals are much more hearty,
so keep safely to weak flesh and bone.
Don Juan, that notorious rake,
seduced ladies, we know, by the score.
No loaf would he let overbake.
He...Read More
Categories: corruption, fate, scary,
Form: Didactic
My only crime
This poem is written in response to a horrific incident that happened in Unnao in India.


With fragments of  dream in my gaze
I too longed for a lotus to blossom
With nascent wings cresting my sky
I too longed to rise high...Read More
Categories: betrayal, scary,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member VAMP
Where her kisses hit
Skin is not what it seems
It holds dreams 
Something inexplicable 
A permanent reminder 

Where her lips have been 
Looks as normal as before 
But feels more
Like an open door 
Letting in a breeze that’s not a breeze...Read More
Categories: dark, destiny, fate, gothic, identity, myth, scary,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Older Than I Remember
Older Than I Remember

Things have not gone, 
the way that you believe they should. 
I have not said a thing. 
Things are not what they need to be, 
but that does not matter. 
I will stand beside you forever. 

Getting...Read More
Categories: cancer, depression, magic, mental illness, mentor, scary,
Form: Free verse



I'm learning, to not be lonely
I'm learning, to not be lonely
And coping, but the darkness is soaking
Inside my mind, to the point I can't find
The line, and the sign.
I want to get well, but I feel like in hell
Locked in a cell, so you can...Read More
Categories: scary, anxiety, cry, depression,
Form: Rhyme
Mother Earths Death Knell
Was it not God who created man and said go forth and multiply and now we
have over populated this beautiful mother earth, who cries in her distress as
to what God has done to her . . . 

MOTHER EARTHS DEATH...Read More
Categories: dark, death, earth, environment, planet, sad, scary,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member To My Soul Sister
To My Soul Sister ---- Billie Jo.
Now is the perfect time to tell you how much your friendship means to me. You’re not just a friend, you’re my best friend, the one I choose as family, you are my soul...Read More
Categories: scary, happiness, history, inspirational, little sister, love, peace,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member My Giant
Summer rain, melting Arctics
and the lipids lining the nerves
in your brain. These are the metrics
of our times. Mere resolve

is not enough to take care
along the highway—you need wheels and prayer.
When you realize there’s no there there
that’s a scary day. End...Read More
Categories: scary, city, mirror, mountains, pain, rain, summer, time,
Form: Verse
Canary Comm
Red lights flash on Canary Comm
  Ice 9 warning once again
To stay or fly not serious
  Who can avoid the cryogenic madness?

Most carry on Ice 9 inside
  Like DNA or something drives it
No matter line no breaking...Read More
Categories: fear, military, scary,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Sleeping Bag and Mittens
I zip up my sleeping bag snug below my chin.
Inside my sleeping bag I slip on my mittens.
This is not me retiring during an evening of over night camping,
this is my solution to help control my chronic sleepwalking.
I can not...Read More
Categories: recovery from, scary, sleep,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Fashionably Deadly
Movie star eyes
Perfect caramel skin
Screech. That would be too perfect.
Change that to something pastier
Alabaster maybe

The monster in the mirror 
Smiled with her green eyes
Vivian Leigh maybe?
She watched her face transform
But she added the caramel
And she looked more like
Sophia Loren

Maybe brown...Read More
Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, scary,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Dear Mother
To my wife, on the event of our daughter’s high school graduation.


Dear mother, warm around me--
tender home for just this while;
so close together, you and I 
I feel good when you smile. 

Dear mother, here you've brought me 
to this...Read More
Categories: scary, appreciation, graduation, mother,
Form: Rhyme
yesterday
Yesterday when I was young
a life full of delight
we ran and played 
in fields and streams 
for morning till last light 

yesterday  when I was young 
a life that’s full of wonder 
of birds and bees 
and apple trees...Read More
Categories: scary, childhood,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Who is an Artist
Who is an artist?
Every hand shoots up.
Confident smiles.
Kindergarten.
The most confident grade level.

Who is an artist?
Three hands go up.
Another starts putting up her hand.
Receives a glare from one of the artists.
Puts her hand down.
Third grade

It is scary that so much confidence...Read More
Categories: scary, art, school,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Talented Mr Milton
Milton's achievements are almost scary,
A blind poet extraordinary,
Immortality attained,
Paradise Lost and Regained,
And six hundred words in the dictionary!*

*Actually, 630....Read More
Categories: scary, appreciation, books, poetry,
Form: Limerick
Goosebumps
Goosebumps
almost always
watching The Twilight Zone
suddenly hits too close to home
causing questions, doubts, fears, suspicions too
could that same thing happen to me
am I in that zone, now
feels like a ghost
watching
...Read More
Categories: confusion, how i feel, psychological, scary,
Form: Rictameter
growing up
screaming and in tears, 
not knowing what we are about to experience 
we are placed in arms of those we don’t know and 
expected to bond with them
holding our little hands and stroking our soft skin as if we were...Read More
Categories: scary, 1st grade, baby, best friend, birth,
Form: Sonnet
growing up
screaming and in tears, 
not knowing what we are about to experience 
we are placed in arms of those we don’t know and 
expected to bond with them
holding our little hands and stroking our soft skin as if we were...Read More
Categories: scary, 1st grade, baby, best friend, birth,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Goosebumps
   Hellbent
   free fall
unsynchronized tumble
   Helter-skelter
   feet first
   head first
Arms akimbo
   screaming, holding my breath
   into a cold inferno
   beyond the stars, shivering
jackals howling
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Categories: cry, fantasy, scary,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member Moving Out
( Moving Out )

There are times when you want to cry, get it out in the open
When news comes your way, good news you were hoping
Just when you were making friends, and fitting in at school
Your dad says its time...Read More
Categories: scary, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Charmagne the Invincible
Charmagne the Invincible
We’re scared to death of
Charmagne the Invincible
The scary principal
Who makes us crazy
I am not kidding.
It’s a well known fact.
She’s a tyrant 
When we are lazy.




Written 11-21-2019
Contest:  McWhirtle Me
Sponsor: Charles Messina


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Categories: scary, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th
Form: McWhirtle
GALIUM BIG MEATY
THIS GOES OUT
TO THOSE WHO'S
 BEEN SEPARATED
FROM THE MAINSTREAM
PEOPLE WHO'VE BEEN SET-UP
PUSHED ASIDE, SEPARATED
AND EVEN UNDONE
WHEN YOU'VE BEEN
UPSET AND ANGERED
AND FOUNDED PEACE
WITH YOURSELF
ENOUGH TO KEEP COOL
WHEN WHAT IS EXPLAINED
IS MORE SCARY THAN
YOUR REALITY
THESE WORDS MAYBE
A PERFECT FIT
FOR WHAT YOU'RE GOING...Read More
Categories: scary, break up, feelings, film, meaningful, money, music,
Form: Name
FLOAT
I've been floating for a long time
floating very comfortably
without a single worry 
about hitting the ground

but since I'm floating
I can't move 
I can't go in any other direction
afraid of falling down into the dark trench
who knows what's down there
I can't...Read More
Categories: scary, anxiety, confidence, conflict, growth,
Form: Free verse
EVIL DOESNT NEED CONSENT
as I'm siting by the window
observing the abandoned sky
on my leather chair
I observe no moon
just pure rain falling
drinking warm tea
at 1:30am 
I see people getting stabbed
I'm not calling anyone anymore
let them be dead for all I care
I notice red lights
the...Read More
Categories: anger, angst, betrayal, dark, death, evil, scary,
Form: Blank verse