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March 13, 2017

25 Two-Sentence Poems That Will Disturb Your Soul

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Poetry doesn’t have to be soft and sweet. It can be dark and disturbing, like these poems from Ask Reddit.
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1. Blades

“The knife, it slices — just like butter

I tried to be a loving mother.” — littlemisssassy

2. Buried

“I can’t move, breathe, speak or hear and it’s so dark all day round.

I should have been cremated, and not buried in the ground.” — [deleted]

3. Hung

“I just saw the children playing, admiring how high they have swung.

But others tell me they’re just swaying in the wind where they were hung.” — Alt_punch

4. Cannibal

“I was always told not to play with my food, as it is a blessing to eat.

However I’m one to tease my meals, and killing is always a treat.” — [deleted]

5. Death

“Read this after the day is nigh.

And tonight you might possibly die.” — Hawkfrostofriverclan

6. Murder

“I was never more scared or more filled filled with dread,

Than the night the police found, her dismembered head.” — Gil_ByrdIsTheWord

7. Motherhood

“As I played in the basement, Mother called me upstairs.

From behind me, She whispered, ‘Don’t go up there.'” — CheckeredBag

8. Pedophilia

“I watched you play whilst at the park.

I’ll come to your house when the day goes dark.” — Bucket_O_Beef

9. Mutilation

“I had guests over today, they seemed to be really nice, so I introduced my hobby; it’s quite technical, you see, and I’m no good with words, so I had to show them.

I really think my skills are improving; I almost didn’t have to break any bones this time, and I do like way they hang there, all strung up, an occasional whimper dripping past their mutilated lips like so much blood.” — TheOtherJuggernaut

10. Stalkers

“I travel here and there so suddenly, and never make a sound.

Slaying quickly, quietly, swiftly; Just don’t turn around.” — zenofire

11. Fatherhood

“And from the grave, where my father was put

And hand reached up and grabbed my foot.” — [deleted]

12. Roses

“Roses are red, violets are blue.

There is someone right behind you.” — Kaserbeam

13. Beauty

“You’re the prettiest person that I ever saw,

I’d so love to snack on your eyeballs, quite raw.” — moratnz

14. Meat

“Warm and juicy; best best served fresh. I love the taste of human flesh.” — littlemisssassy

15. Tears

“I held her in my arms, dying

What could lie in her crib, crying?” — I_am_Rudy

16. Knocks

“A knock at the door and ‘Could you help us?’ I hear.

I glance outside once and nevermore for the kid’s eyes were black and their faces austere.” — oohshineeobjects

17. Hell

“Can you hear the beautiful ring of the bell?

That means it’s time to drag you down to hell.” — Hellblood

18. Killers

“I will wait patiently until I’m found.

And exact my revenge – flesh by the pound.” — CheckeredBag

19. Run

“Roses are red, violets are blue.

You’d better run, I’m coming for you.” — RedDeadRevengeance

20. Peeping

“You see, I stand on my box.

And I know how your window unlocks.” — [deleted]

21. Cutting

“Muscles now relaxed, and still in her bed; young Timmy and Zax leaving all left unsaid.

A smile Zax cracked, and ‘no’ Timmy plead: ‘no need to cut further, mom’s already dead.'” — CDC_

22. Sleeping

“Wrapped in sheets and cuddled in bed.

You’ll foolishly expose your sweet, precious head…” — CheckeredBag

23. Graveyards

“You taught how me to be a man, but today I feel so all alone.

Happy Father’s Day dad, as I kiss your gravestone.” — battering-ram

24. Girlfriend

“I once had a girlfriend named Jill, I buried her under that hill.

But sometimes at home, when I’m all alone, I find that she sleeps with me still.” — CheckeredBag

25. Swinging

“I saw the children playing, watched how high they swung.

Their bodies swaying side to side, while silently they hung.” –– GoldenWizard TC mark