Dark Poems

Dark Poems

Dark Poems about Life

Sadness and darkness are natural cousins. Since ancient times, people have worn black to express their grief. Happiness is attracted to sunshine and depression to darkness. There is a certain romance in darkness and melancholy. There is something mysterious about that which is hidden and unknown. Dark poems may seek to romanticize sadness and depression. Other dark poems are simply poems about sad subjects. The poem "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe is an example of a delightfully spooky dark poem. There is much room for creativity in this genre.

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The Wicked Path Of Destiny
  • by Joseph
  • Published: Sep 2008
The Wicked Path Of Destiny/ The Death Of Gods Pets- Mankind

I walk the face of earth once more,
a mindless puppet, my strings are torn.
the creaky bones, the bad eyesight,
yet the chance to turn wrong to right.…

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  • Stories 8
  • Emailed 8
  • Votes 307
  • Rating: 4.48
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Great! Love the way you structured your poem and it's got sophisticated language for a year 8.

Cold Dark Corner

There's a cold dark corner
in the back of my room,
it speaks to me
and says I'm coming for you.…

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  • Stories 3
  • Emailed 13
  • Votes 220
  • Rating: 4.46
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I really love this poem! Similar to the situation I'm in. Keep up! And be strong!

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Poem About Beauty
Burn The Beauty

One does not own beauty,
One creates it.
In their dreams
They feel they can obtain it.…

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  • Stories 2
  • Emailed 7
  • Votes 137
  • Rating: 4.38
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I know how you must feel because I have and am feeling this way thank and never give up on life you …

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Confused With What’s Happening
Unseen

you are trapped in a cage..
no one sees it.. not even you..
you don't know what it's made of..
you don't even know where it came from.. …

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  • Stories 2
  • Emailed 13
  • Votes 131
  • Rating: 4.34
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Wow. That's is so right! I love this poem. Its sounds so me...

Poem About Cutting Wrists
  • by Kassie
  • Published: Nov 2007
Just A Small Cut

Crimson red fills the bowl and I think I'm going to be sick.
With every thing spinning so fast I cannot breath.
Walls closing in and everything fades.
Fashes of light come by, one, by one. …

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  • Stories 10
  • Emailed 6
  • Votes 145
  • Rating: 4.21
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I'm 16, I've been cutting since I was five. Everyone calls me emo, even my friends. I hide all my …

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Depression

Depression is here everyday
And it never goes away
Go away! I yell into the dark
As if someone is there…

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  • Stories 4
  • Emailed 6
  • Votes 71
  • Rating: 4.2
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Hey! Sarah listen I know exactly how you feel I've been there and still am, but you know what …

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  • by Leah Sarah-May Wells
  • Published: Jun 2008
Darkness' Grasp

I'm swimming all alone in a pool of darkness
and I feel like darkness is slowly pulling me under
I yell for help but no one is there to hear it
I begin to see the water at eye level…

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  • Stories 0
  • Emailed 7
  • Votes 60
  • Rating: 4.2

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Inside I'm Full Of Death
  • by Evan
  • Published: Nov 2012
Death

Time stops
And stands still
Each day
Seems like a year…

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  • Emailed 2
  • Votes 68
  • Rating: 4.18
  • by Joe Dirt
  • Published: May 2011
I Will Wear Masks

In times of trouble and insanity
I carry masks to disguise
the pain I carry
secure behind my eyes…

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  • Emailed 4
  • Votes 44
  • Rating: 4.14
  • by Remnant
  • Published: Apr 2009
Losing Myself

My eyes close
I'm holding onto
my memories
and hatred.…

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  • Emailed 6
  • Votes 98
  • Rating: 4.1

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