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 Allan Poe is an example of a delightfully spooky dark poem. There is much room for creativity in this genre.

Poems for When the World Seems Dark and Lonely

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  1. The Wicked Path Of Destiny - The Death Of Mankind

    • By Joseph
    • Published: September 2008

    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 made my heart skip a beat! I love where your mind goes. This is such a great poem! Where can I find more???

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  3. 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 love poetry, writing it and reading it, especially ones that I can relate to. This poem hit me in a good way. Blake Duffy, whoever you are, you are amazing keep it up!

  4. I Will Wear Masks

    • By Joe Dirt
    • Published: May 2011

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

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    This poem truly spoke to me. It's so accurate on so many levels. Life has been hard, and I've had to grow up fast. I've had to be strong and show no panic so my mother would think everything...

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  6. Darkness' Grasp

    • By Leah Sarah-May Wells
    • Published: June 2008
    Attempted Suicide

    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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    • Rating 4.38
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    Wow. I understand what you are going through. Please let us know, are you all right?

  7. Burn The Beauty

    Poem About 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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  8. The Raven

    Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
    Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—
    While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
    As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.

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    • Rating 4.36
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  10. Losing Myself

    • By Remnant
    • Published: April 2009

    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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  11. Demon's Wrath

    Whisper it, don't let them hear.
    Be careful; it's them you should fear.
    Follow them, do what they say,
    And for your sake, don't run away.

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    • Rating 4.32
  12. Just A Small Cut

    • By Kassie
    • Published: November 2007
    Poem About Cutting Wrists

    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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    • Rating 4.30
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    I'm a 13 year old girl who has been battling depression since 4th grade. Even before the depression, no one understood me, and I had no friends. I lock myself in my room because human...

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  13. Unseen

    Confused With What's Happening

    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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