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. 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 338
    • Rating 4.61
    Featured Shared Story

    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 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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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 37
    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 15
    • Rating 4.60
    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...

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  4. 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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    • Stories 36
    • Shares 8199
    • Favorited 103
    • Votes 4482
    • 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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  5. Annabel Lee

    in Famous Narrative Poems

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    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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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 5581
    • Favorited 64
    • Votes 599
    • Rating 4.54
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

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

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  7. 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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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 162
    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 32
    • 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."

  8. 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 524
    • Favorited 9
    • Votes 295
    • Rating 4.50
    Featured Shared Story

    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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  9. Family Circle

    • By Melissa G. Nicks
    • Published: February 2006
    Cycle Of Life Poem

    in Father Poems

    When I am born, you are here
    In your eye, I see a tear
    Time flies and already I'm two
    "Look, Daddy, I can tie my shoe!"

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    • Stories 14
    • Shares 1200
    • Favorited 9
    • Votes 887
    • Rating 4.49
    Featured Shared Story

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know how you feel. I lost my dad when I was 8. I understand how it feels. I am 17, and I am coping with it still.

  10. 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
    • Shares 5304
    • Favorited 53
    • Votes 1163
    • Rating 4.46
    • 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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  11. 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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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 28
    • Favorited 1
    • Votes 20
    • Rating 4.45
  12. 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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    • Stories 2
    • Shares 2141
    • Favorited 20
    • Votes 297
    • Rating 4.44
    • Poem of the Week
    Featured Shared Story

    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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