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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  1. The Wicked Path Of Destiny/ The Death Of Gods Pets- 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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    • Rating 4.51
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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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    • Rating 4.45
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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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    • Stories 3
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    • Votes 663
    • Rating 4.37
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    I love this poem. Expresses exactly how I feel. Although it didn't help how I feel personally, it makes me feel better to know that I'm not the only one who thinks about life like this.

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  6. 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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    • Stories 3
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    • Rating 4.35
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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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  7. Losing Myself

    • By Remnant
    • Published: April 2009

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

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    • Rating 4.34
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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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  8. 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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    • Votes 592
    • Rating 4.33
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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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  10. 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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    • Votes 257
    • Rating 4.30
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  11. 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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    • Votes 784
    • Rating 4.29
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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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  12. 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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    • Stories 3
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    • Votes 776
    • Rating 4.29
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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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  13. Depression Is Never Ending

    Wanting Depression To Go Away

    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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    • Rating 4.26
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    Ok love, look. I know how it feels when you're so young but you only feel like ending it. I've been there, and I wanna tell you something, and it's the most cliche thing to say. Get help, and...

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