Examples Of Narrative Poems

Narrative Poems - Poems That Tell A Story

46 Narrative Poems - Poems That Tell A Story

Collection of narrative poems by famous and 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.

  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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    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. Annabel Lee

    in Famous Narrative Poems

    Picture

    It was many and many a year ago,
    In a kingdom by the sea,
    That a maiden there lived whom you may know
    By the name of Annabel Lee;

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    Edgar Allan Poe is my favorite poet. This is such a touching poem. It puts a lump in my throat.

  3. The Strongest Girl I Ever Knew

    Inspirational Poem About Disabled 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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    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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    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. 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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    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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  7. Cinderella

    in Famous Funny Poems

    I guess you think you know this story.
    You don't. The real one's much more gory.
    The phoney one, the one you know,
    Was cooked up years and years ago,

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    I love Roald Dahl. He never fails to make me laugh. Another side to a story you could never imagine.

  8. 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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    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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  9. 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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  10. The Ballad Of The Harp Weaver

    in Famous Narrative Poems

    "Son," said my mother,
    When I was knee-high,
    "you've need of clothes to cover you,
    and not a rag have I.

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    The poem is a short, sweet, and precise journey of a great son-mother relationship. It takes one through the sacred and holy shares of time given by a mother in dedication to her child. The...

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  11. 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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    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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  12. Richard Cory

    in Famous Sad Poems

    Whenever Richard Cory went down town,
    We people on the pavement looked at him:
    He was a gentleman from sole to crown,
    Clean favored, and imperially slim.

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    I read this poem as one of the mandatory literary pieces while in High School. Even at that tender age something about the absurdity of life struck me and it continued to haunt me. I tried to...

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  13. The Three Little Pigs

    in Famous Funny Poems

    The animal I really dig,
    Above all others is the pig.
    Pigs are noble. Pigs are clever,
    Pigs are courteous. However,

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    I really enjoy this poem. It reminds me of my childhood. When I was little, I loved this story. Thank you for writing this poem!

  14. The Pig

    in Famous Funny Poems

    In England once there lived a big
    And wonderfully clever pig.
    To everybody it was plain
    That Piggy had a massive brain.

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    I like this poem because it is contrary to what is normal, as the pig tries to eat the farmer instead of the other way around and it shows the power of humans over all other living things....

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  15. 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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    Christmas is the time of joy, happiness, laughter of children and adults, cakes, Christmas trees, stories and POEMS.

  16. The Raven

    in Famous Narrative Poems

    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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  17. The Charge Of The Light Brigade

    in Famous Narrative Poems

    Half a league, half a league,
    Half a league onward,
    All in the valley of Death
    Rode the six hundred.

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  18. Little Red Riding Hood And The Wolf

    in Famous Funny Poems

    As soon as Wolf began to feel
    That he would like a decent meal,
    He went and knocked on Grandma's door.
    When Grandma opened it, she saw

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    This is like the second time Riding Hood shot a wolf. These poems are making her crazy dangerous.

  19. 'Twas The Night Before Christmas

    in Famous Holiday Poems

    'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
    Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
    The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
    In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

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    I remember hearing this poem as a little youngster. I would also read this to my daughter and nephews each year right before Christmas! It is a wonderful poem to share with your family!...

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  20. The Spell Of The Yukon

    in Famous Narrative Poems

    I wanted the gold, and I sought it;
    I scrabbled and mucked like a slave.
    Was it famine or scurvy—I fought it;
    I hurled my youth into a grave.

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  21. 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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  22. An Irish Airman Foresees His Death

    in Famous Sad Poems

    I know that I shall meet my fate
    Somewhere among the clouds above;
    Those that I fight I do not hate,
    Those that I guard I do not love;

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  23. 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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  24. 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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    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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  25. Our Love Story

    How I Met My Husband

    in Love Poems about Marriage

    You entered the room and my heart skipped a beat
    I knew in an instant we were destined to meet.
    As you looked up from the floor and your eyes locked on mine
    A warm subtle chill crept up and down my spine.

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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. We Are Seven

    in Famous Death Poems

    ———A simple Child,
    That lightly draws its breath,
    And feels its life in every limb,
    What should it know of death?

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  29. The Spider And The Fly

    in Famous Children Poems

    "Will you walk into my parlor?" said the spider to the fly;
    "'Tis the prettiest little parlor that ever you may spy.
    The way into my parlor is up a winding stair,
    And I have many curious things to show when you are there."

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    This poem has reminded me about the wolf in sheep's skin. It's a great way to teach our children to think about the intentions of others even though they can be nice. To think about...

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  30. "The Fire" In Haiku

    • By Andrew Mancinelli
    • Published: February 2013

    in Haiku

    I was in fire,
    The room was dark and somber.
    I sleep peacefully.

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    Liked the haiku poem. It is complete. The story is narrated well with emotions.

  31. Song About Old Troll

    in Famous Narrative Poems

    Troll sat alone on his seat of stone,
    And munched and mumbled a bare old bone;
    For many a year he had gnawed it near,
    For meat was hard to come by.

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    This poem reminds me of times reading this with my dad. Thank you for publishing this poem!


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