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