Narrative Poems

Narrative Poems - Poems That Tell A Story

19 Narrative Poems - Poems That Tell A Story

Collection of narrative poems by modern poets. Narrative poems are stories in poem form. Narrative poems are one of the oldest forms of poetry and indeed all literature. Narrative poetry was used in ancient times as a means of passing down important stories. Many people did not how to read and write and captivating stories told rhythmically, with repetition and rhymes were a way to ensure that stories important to the culture were remembered and passed down through the generations.

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  1. Long To See Your Sweet Face

    • By Kim Perry
    • Published: January 2012

    in Miscarriage Poems

    Two pink lines, we knew it was true,
    Sooner than later we would meet you.
    I yelled for your Daddy, and smiled just so,
    He stood there in shock and a glorious glow.

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    • Votes 292
    • Rating 4.64
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    I fell pregnant in 2012. I had the two lines come up on the test. I was excited but my partner (now ex) wasn't. He said he would throw me down stairs to make sure the baby doesn't survive. I...

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  2. The Crazy Flu

    Humorous Poem About The Flu

    in Humorous Poems

    There once was a girl named Sue.
    She came down with the case of the flu.
    She let out a sigh,
    "My temperature is high,

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    • Stories 0
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    • Favorited 1
    • Votes 44
    • Rating 4.59
  3. The Strongest Girl I Ever Knew

    Inspirational Poem About Sister

    in Inspirational Poems

    She never got to dance
    Or go to her own prom.
    She never got the chance
    To forget where she came from.

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    • Stories 36
    • Shares 4360
    • Favorited 64
    • Votes 3664
    • Rating 4.54
    • Poem of the Week
    Featured Shared Story

    The poem was very touching. I enjoyed reading it, and it reminds me of someone I know and is part of my life. She is none other than my sister. She was always on her feet doing things just...

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  4. The Home He Knew Best

    Mother And Son Parted At Birth

    in Hard Times Poems

    A mother and son were parted at birth,
    Wrenched from each other on this terrible earth,
    With no place to go she walks through the night,
    Looking for somewhere till the morning light.

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    • Stories 9
    • Shares 444
    • Favorited 8
    • Votes 277
    • Rating 4.51
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    Wow! This poem is so true. It almost made me cry. I am 13 years old and lived 13 years without my mom. I live with my grandparents. It's kind of hard because whenever I'm at school my friends...

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  5. One For All And All For One

    Finding A Group Of Friends

    in Childhood Friend Poems

    In the neighborhood where I was raised,
    My life revolved around my friends.
    And each day brought new adventures
    And endless games of let's pretend.

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    • Votes 24
    • Rating 4.46
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  7. The Ballad Of Rum

    Poem About A Loveable Guard Dog

    in Cute Poems

    A dog wandered into our garden one day,
    A friendly old mutt, didn't look like a stray.
    We never discovered whence he had come,
    But we brushed him and fed him and the kids called him Rum.

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    • Stories 7
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    • Favorited 42
    • Votes 906
    • Rating 4.45
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    That is such a good poem. My husband had a large Doberman. Everyone was afraid of this dog, but he would lay on the floor with our children and let them pull on his ears. My Husband said he...

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  8. Mama's Christmas Miracle

    in Christmas Poems

    Mama told me a story a long, long time ago, not like any that I'd ever heard,
    all about a little girl mama used to know, how I remember every word.
    Seems like a lifetime ago, though I remember it so well.
    It was a Christmas Eve I'll never forget as far as I can tell.

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    • Stories 5
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    • Favorited 7
    • Votes 739
    • Rating 4.43
    Featured Shared Story

    I love this poem. It touched me in the heart. I read it and wept; I love this poem. This made me change my heart and perspective of Christmas and its true meaning. Thanks for making me change...

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  9. Keepsake

    • By Mac Mckenzie
    • Published: September 2014
    Poem About Hunting With Dad

    in Aging Poems

    One day my dad was hunting, from his favorite hunting stand;
    'Twas a giant Oak with perfect limbs, under which two deer trails ran.
    Now this favorite spot of Daddy's was as unique as it could be,
    'cause a lightning bolt had burned a giant hole down through that tree.

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    • Stories 2
    • Shares 267
    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 111
    • Rating 4.41
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    My aging husband, who just turned 70 in October, still takes his grandsons out bowing and hunting ever year. He helps build the tree stands and everything, teaching them the way of the...

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  10. The Littlest Christmas Tree

    A Christmas Story For Children

    in Christmas Poems

    The littlest Christmas tree
    lived in a meadow of green
    among a family
    of tall evergreens.

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    • Favorited 10
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    • Rating 4.39
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    Christmas is the time of joy, happiness, laughter of children and adults, cakes, Christmas trees, stories and POEMS.

  11. Us Two

    in Famous Friendship Poems

    Wherever I am, there's always Pooh,
    There's always Pooh and Me.
    Whatever I do, he wants to do,
    "Where are you going today?" says Pooh:

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    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 64
    • Rating 4.39
  12. A Precious Christmas Memory

    Christmas Tradition With My Dad

    in Christmas Poems

    In the damp, dusty cellar, surrounded by boxes,
    Our excitement just grows without measure.
    Searching and sorting with loud shouts of glee,
    As we uncovered the grand Christmas treasure.

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    • Stories 0
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    • Favorited 1
    • Votes 15
    • Rating 4.33
  13. Heirloom Of Love

    Mixed Emotions From The Father Of The Bride

    in Wedding Poems

    There she sits before her mirror,
    Primping in excitement, her face flushed.
    Today is her day; she will never know
    How much I hurt, how scared I am

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    • Stories 3
    • Shares 285
    • Favorited 1
    • Votes 117
    • Rating 4.30
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    This is exactly what I went through the day of my daughter's wedding. Tears and a sort of rage that her new husband was taking her away from me. I questioned whether he could protect her as I...

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  14. Hanging In Tough

    Having Faith In God During Tough Times

    in Loss of a Friend Poems

    A fine lady.
    So gallantly strong,
    She stands for the good,
    The righteous, and God.

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    • Stories 0
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    • Votes 29
    • Rating 4.21
  15. Her Wedding Day

    Walking Down The Aisle

    in Wedding Poems

    Gloriously she walks down the aisle,
    And already she can see his gorgeous smile.
    That smile that is so soft and sweet,
    That smile that makes her knees go weak.

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    • Stories 0
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    • Favorited 7
    • Votes 233
    • Rating 4.19
  16. The Neighbour's Dog

    Barking Dogs And Their Consequences

    in Humorous Poems

    Our street was once a peaceful place
    Kids played and you could jog
    But our tranquil life was shattered
    When the neighbour got a dog.

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 206
    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 44
    • Rating 4.16
    Featured Shared Story

    I enjoy writing poetry about real events and real people. The "Bazza" who's featured in many of my poems is a quirky character whose fondness for the practical joke often gets him into...

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  17. My Father's Hug

    Revealing Hidden Emotions

    in Father Child Poems

    My Father, he was never one
    To show his deepest feelings.
    He never cared too much for hugs,
    Either giving or receiving.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 33
    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 13
    • Rating 4.08
  18. Christmas Eve

    • By Emily
    • Published: December 2010
    Young Child Meets St. Nick

    in Christmas Poems

    It was the night before Christmas and all were asleep.
    No one made a noise, not even a peep.
    The little tikes slept, all tucked in their beds
    With pictures of St. Nick whirling about in their heads.

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    • Stories 0
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    • Votes 74
    • Rating 4.04
  19. One Look

    • By Ashley
    • Published: December 2008
    Poem About Soccer

    in Sports Poems

    As I stand on that muddy grass field,
    The roar of the cheering crowds
    Is all I seem to hear.
    No specific voices; it's all just a blur.

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    • Stories 2
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    • Votes 725
    • Rating 3.91
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    This poem is quite amazing, and I am sure that a lot of people would be touched like the way I have. I have a friend who enjoys this poem because she plays football. It is very substantial to...

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  20. Yaz And Orr

    in Brother Poems

    My brother was always my best friend,
    We would play sports and we'd just pretend.
    I'd hit a homer, a goal he'd score,
    You see I was Yaz and he was Orr.

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    • Stories 0
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    • Votes 7
    • Rating 3.86

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