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: September 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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This helped me with a school project. It was a good poem to work on!

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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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I was looking for a poem that best describes my life from a child till now...

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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This is magnificent! Ever word is placed perfectly in place, and it's just so hauntingly beautiful! But beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as cliche as it sounds. But what defines...

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  • 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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This is exactly how I feel everyday. I was raised without a father in my life. I only had my mother and sister so I had to be the man of the house and I had to protect them from any harm that...

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  • By Remnant
  • Published: April 2009
Losing Myself

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

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I've been in this dark place for awhile now too. I haven't smiled since he broke my heart two weeks ago. I just wanted to comment by saying thank you for sharing this poem because it let me...

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Attempted Suicide
  • By Leah Sarah-May Wells
  • Published: June 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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It's beautiful how the struggle before an attempted suicide is described here. The pointless actions, the rushing thoughts, the tears that flow no more, hardened feelings only get worse as...

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Poem About Cutting Wrists
  • By Kassie
  • Published: November 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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I have "friends." They claim to care and they claim to love, yet as soon as someone else walks by, it's like I'm a ghost. My friends all claim to be emo, and I'm not. Whenever I try to...

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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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I really like this, I was thinking of getting a tattoo for my 18th of a bird cage with the door open but as the bird tries to fly it is still chained down and I thought this poem actually...

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Wanting Depression To Go Away
Depression Is Never Ending

Depression is here every day,
And it never goes away.
Go away! I yell into the dark,
As if someone is there.

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My name is Arthur and I am 13 years old. I also suffer from depressive and suicidal feelings and thoughts. I love writing poems, but lately it just keeps getting worse and worse. My...

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Inside I'm Full Of Death
  • By Evan
  • Published: November 2012
Death

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

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