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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    • Votes 2005
    • Rating 4.51
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    You should be proud of the outcome with results like this. I've been writing poems for over half a century yet can't claim to have ever written any better. I'd love to read more of your poetry.

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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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    • Stories 6
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    • Rating 4.44
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    I was looking for a poem that best describes my life from a child till now...

  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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    • Votes 463
    • Rating 4.36
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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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  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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    • Votes 471
    • Rating 4.35
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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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  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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    • Votes 599
    • 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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  8. 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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    • Stories 32
    • Shares 14
    • Favorited 22
    • Votes 692
    • Rating 4.33
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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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  10. Losing Myself

    • By Remnant
    • Published: April 2009

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

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    • Votes 911
    • Rating 4.32
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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. 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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    • Stories 15
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    • Favorited 49
    • Votes 936
    • Rating 4.27
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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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  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 696
    • Rating 4.27
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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. Death

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

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

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    • Votes 391
    • Rating 4.22

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