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 Ongoing Battles With My Demons

    Expressing Despair

    I peek through blinds that are tightly drawn,
    Shocked by the glow of the breaking dawn.
    I shun the brilliance of another day.
    Enslaved and entombed, I stay hidden away.

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    When words spurt the imagination into someone else's conceptualized perspective. This poem has a pure element I can relate to. Thank you

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  3. A Cry From The Soul

    Dark Days

    Trapped with nowhere to turn, life is changing beyond my control,
    causing this deep ache in the bottom of my soul.

    Someone else is pulling the strings,

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    I hope everything has changed, light has fallen upon your soul and love and happiness knocked on your doorstep. No matter what we go through, always pray. Some things happen for reasons we...

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  4. 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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  6. 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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    We all have ways of expressing ourselves. Some chose not to do so at all. I'm glad that I could help find some emotional security during those times. I hope that you found yourself to be a...

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  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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  11. 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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    Wow, I really felt your pain. Hope you are safe now.

  12. 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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  13. 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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