Examples Of Narrative Poems

Narrative Poems - Poems That Tell A Story

51 Narrative Poems - Poems That Tell A Story

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.

This collection contains narrative poems by famous and modern poets. 

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  1. The Cage

    POW Camp In WWII

    in War Poems

    A man walked up to me some time ago.
    He had a story he wanted me to know.

    He reached out his hand to shake mine,

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    • Rating 4.45
  2. Brave American Knight

    • By David G. Moore
    • Published: November 7, 2019
    A Forgotten Veteran

    in Inspirational Poems

    Driving home one day after hours of monotonous office work,
    Saw a man sitting by the road; looked as one down on his luck.
    Paid small notice to the figure; my lonely life was in a rut.
    He was just another beggar holding out a shiny tin cup.

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    • Rating 4.00
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  4. The Lost Soul

    Poem About A Homeless Man

    in Compassion Poems

    Seven AM and I sat at the light,
    Watching the train chugging by.
    A day like the rest, on the way to my job,
    Just routine with no feeling inside.

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    • Votes 14
    • Rating 4.57
    Featured Shared Story

    I loved the poem. Nice way of telling someone else's story through your rhythmic heartbeats. It made me remember some stranger i used to see while i was going school. Old days...

  5. Life On The Farm

    Story About Farm Animals

    in Animal Poems for Kids

    Spring comes early,
    when you live on a farm.
    There's new born life,
    and sounds in the barn.

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    • Rating 4.50
    Featured Shared Story

    It is a very interesting poem, which takes me back to my childhood in which we, the children, sang the nursery rhyme, "There was a farmer who had a dog and Bingo was his name-o."

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  7. 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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    • Votes 67
    • Rating 4.30
  8. The Crazy 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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    • Votes 130
    • Rating 3.92
  9. The Listeners

    • By Walter De La Mare

    in Famous Narrative Poems

    ‘Is there anybody there?’ said the Traveller,
    Knocking on the moonlit door;
    And his horse in the silence champed the grasses
    Of the forest’s ferny floor:

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    • Rating 3.94
  10. 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
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    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 79
    • Rating 4.13
    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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  11. 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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    • Votes 20
    • Rating 4.15
  12. 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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    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 15
    • Rating 4.13

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