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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    • Stories 14
    • Emailed 26
    • Favorited 32
    • Votes 1951
    • Rating 4.51
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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
    • Emailed 44
    • Favorited 53
    • Votes 1503
    • Rating 4.45
  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 1
    • Emailed 29
    • Favorited 25
    • Votes 438
    • Rating 4.37
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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
    • Emailed 27
    • Favorited 24
    • Votes 573
    • Rating 4.36
  7. 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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    • Stories 1
    • Emailed 34
    • Favorited 30
    • Votes 452
    • Rating 4.34
  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
    • Emailed 11
    • Favorited 22
    • Votes 686
    • Rating 4.33
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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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    • Stories 1
    • Emailed 14
    • Favorited 31
    • Votes 877
    • Rating 4.32
  11. 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
    • Emailed 28
    • Favorited 24
    • Votes 687
    • Rating 4.28
  12. 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
    • Emailed 34
    • Favorited 49
    • Votes 919
    • Rating 4.27
  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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    • Stories 0
    • Emailed 15
    • Favorited 31
    • Votes 381
    • Rating 4.22

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