Dark Poems

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.

Dark Poems about Life

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The Wicked Path Of Destiny, The Death Of Gods, Pets, Mankind
By Joseph
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.
wars-a-waging, old mans ..........
Votes: 265,  Rating: 4.49 , 8 Stories
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.

As I lie on my bed
in the fetal position,
my eyes are closed
hoping and ..........
Votes: 183,  Rating: 4.45 , 3 Stories
Poem About Beauty, Burn The Beauty
One does not own beauty,
One creates it.
In their dreams
They feel they can obtain it.

All alone, in a dark nights
All their thoughts.....

Cursed by ..........
Votes: 128,  Rating: 4.35 , 2 Stories
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..
but you feel it.. it's all around you..
it ..........
Votes: 114,  Rating: 4.35 , 2 Stories
Inside I'm Full Of Death, Death
By Evan
Time stops
And stands still
Each day
Seems like a year
I'm lost
And can't be found
In this darkness
I lay dying
And alone
It holds me down
And won't ..........
Votes: 58,  Rating: 4.26
Depression Never Ending
Depression is here everyday
And it never goes away
Go away! I yell into the dark
As if someone is there
I feel as if I'm a prisoner
In the dungeon's lair
And as always no one ..........
Votes: 60,  Rating: 4.25 , 4 Stories
Poem About Cutting Wrists, Just A Small Cut
By Kassie
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 ..........
Votes: 131,  Rating: 4.24 , 9 Stories
Attempted Suicide
By Leah Sarah-May Wells
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
and I ..........
Votes: 58,  Rating: 4.17
Losing Myself
By Remnant
My eyes close
I'm holding onto
my memories
and hatred.
my slumber
all alone in my head...
so silent.

I can't explain the way
my tears run blood along my veins
if I let ..........
Votes: 83,  Rating: 4.14
Behind These Walls
They watch the world,
with open eyes.
They haunt the world,
with an open mind.
They see you move,
as you live in this world.

But behind these walls,
lies a deep dark ..........
Votes: 40,  Rating: 4.08
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