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: 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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  • Emailed 8
  • Votes 819
  • Rating 4.53
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Dude. This is awesome. Forget your English class, you should be the next Edgar Allan Poe!! Awesome stuff! The first one I read on this site and HOLY SMOKES! You got some talent! And EMO?!...

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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 3
  • Emailed 13
  • Votes 351
  • Rating 4.41
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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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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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  • Votes 550
  • Rating 4.41
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I really love this poem! Similar to the situation I'm in. Keep up! And be strong!

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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  • Stories 15
  • Emailed 6
  • Votes 293
  • Rating 4.33
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This poem is the perfect example of deep, raw emotion. After reading all the other stories here, I feel as though I'm blessed in my life. We all go through many difficult things in life. And...

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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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  • Votes 246
  • Rating 4.33
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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 cliché' as it sounds. But what defines beauty is ...

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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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  • Votes 147
  • Rating 4.22
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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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  • 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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  • Rating 4.21
  • By Remnant
  • Published: April 2009
Losing Myself

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

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  • Rating 4.20
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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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Depression Never Ending

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 6
  • Emailed 6
  • Votes 236
  • Rating 4.16
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Your style of writing is impressive! Continue writing! Just from this single poem, I can see the hurt and pain inside. I may not know what your situation is, but please don't result to any...

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