Chilling Verses of Terror: Horror Poems for the Brave-Hearted
Welcome to 1LovePoems, where we celebrate all things poetry – including the spooky and spine-chilling! On this page, you’ll find a range of horror poems that explore the eerie and macabre, from classic ghost stories to modern tales of terror. So, whether you’re looking for a poem to read on a dark and stormy night, or just want to get into the Halloween spirit, we’ve got you covered. Just be sure to keep a nightlight handy – you never know what might be lurking in the shadows…
1. “The Shadow’s Grasp”
In darkness deep and still
A shadow creeps and steals
It seeks to claim my will
And seal me with its seals
2. “The Haunting Moon”
The moon hung pale and bright
In eerie stillness still
It cast a ghastly light
And filled my heart with chill
3. “Dreadful Dreams”
In the realm of dreams tonight
The horrors do collect
They dance and sing delight
And crush my soul, infect
4. “The Undead’s Lament”
In life I knew no peace
But death brings no release
For still I walk the land
My flesh all rot and bland
Silent footsteps echo in the hall,
Whispers fill the empty air.
Shadows dance across the wall,
I feel a chill I cannot bear.
A presence lingers, subtle yet strong,
I cannot see but I can feel.
A haunting melody goes on and on,
As if it’s real.
I dare not turn, I dare not look,
For fear of what I might see.
I feel as if I’m being took,
Away from reality.
The haunting, it grows louder,
As if it wants to be heard.
Its message, it’s getting prouder,
As if I should be deterred.
I close my eyes and take a breath,
And try to calm my mind.
But the haunting doesn’t seem to rest,
It seems so unkind.
The Abandoned House
A house stands alone, forgotten and faded,
The walls are crumbling, the roof is slated.
Nature has taken over, vines on the walls,
Broken windows stare, as if calling.
No one has lived here, for many a day,
But some say their spirits, are here to stay.
Footsteps echo, when there is no one there,
Whispers speak, as if to scare.
The floors creak, the doors slam,
The wind blows, like a banshee’s plan.
Shadows dance, in the corners of my eyes,
A trinket moves, and then it dies.
I leave the house, with pounding heart,
Wondering if I’ll ever depart.
The memories will linger, for many a night,
As I try to forget the fear, with no light.
The Darkness Within
A darkness creeps, inside my mind,
Whispers calling, dark and unkind.
Shadows dance, on my bedroom wall,
Pounding heart, waiting for a call.
A fear grips, my every breath,
As the darkness tightens, like death.
I try to scream, but no words come,
As the darkness grows, and I become numb.
Why does this exist, this darkness inside,
A monster waiting, to break free and reside.
I try to run, but it’s always there,
A constant reminder, that I cannot bear.
The darkness consumes, my every thought,
Till I’m lost, with nowhere to be sought.
Is there a way, to break free from this hold,
To release the fear, and be bold?
The Haunting of my Mind
In the dead of night, when all is calm and still,
My mind begins to wander where it never will.
For in the dark, my thoughts are not my own,
And all the fears that I have ever known
Creep into the crevices of my mind,
And haunt me with the terrors left behind.
I try to shake them off, to cast them out,
But they persist, and leave me in doubt.
The creaking of the floorboards make me jump,
As though some phantom has begun to thump
Towards me, with its teeth bared and its claws unsheathed,
Ready to take me down and leave me bequeathed
To the darkness of my own tortured soul,
Where my worst nightmares take on a life of their own.
I try to scream, but no sound escapes my lips,
As though my terror has brought on some eclipse
Of all that is good in this world of ours,
Leaving me lost in a wasteland of nightmares.
But deep within me, I know there is a light,
A way out of this darkness, this endless night.
So I reach deep within, searching for that light,
That hope that will save me from eternal night.
And slowly, but surely, it starts to glow,
A beacon of salvation to guide me home.
I cling to it, with all my might and soul,
And feel the darkness begin to lose control.
For in the light, the terrors cannot hide,
And I am free, once more, to live and thrive.
So if you find yourself lost in this endless night,
Remember that there is always a way out of sight.
Just reach deep within, and find that spark of hope,
And soon enough, the darkness will be a fading trope.