Ballad Poems | Definition and Examples of Ballad Poetry

Ballad Poems. Below are new examples of ballad poems. There are links to short, long, best, and famous poems too. See a definition with format, rules, and structure of modern examples of ballad poems. This list of recently posted poems in the ballad form of poetry enables you to learn how to write a ballad.

Example and Definition of Ballad

A ballad is a type of poem that narrates a story in the form of short stanzas. It is primarily meant to be sung out rather than recited as is the case with most other poems. It is derived from the Latin word “Ballare” which means, “dancing song.” There are two main types of Ballad. These...Read More

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Ballad Poems (New)

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Categories: anger, angst, anxiety, black
I am the wind
by Terri-Anne Pattenden
I am the wind. 
Screaming and shattering – on a constant path of destruction.
Wrecking everything I see or touch but never blowing out, 
Never being...

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Categories: life
Have you roamed
by Paul Warren
What would you say
Would you take it straight away
If it cut you to the craw
Would it be something to think of it some more

Or do...

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Categories: life
Make a clean cut
by Paul Warren
What would you say
Would you take it straight away
If it cut you to the craw
Would it be something to think of it some more

Or do...

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Categories: angst, life
Don't waste your time
by Paul Warren
Don’t waste ya time
And get yourself in a bind
You will make mistakes
And the outcome may not be great

But it may not mean a thing
Just take...

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Categories: angst, future
The cycle of things
by Paul Warren
What ends the night
But the day
What follows the rain
But the sunshine

Be sure on your darkest days
There will be happier times
For when there is bad
There naturally...

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Categories: appreciation, beauty, community, friendship,
i appoligize
by eric boddie
to me, this is more than just a poem
that is why i must wait to choose a form
since i arrived here a couple years back
many...

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Categories: appreciation
Victories, We Long
by Mike Reed
Raise Up Our Colors, Quick and Strong,
For It's Victory, We Long.

Our Spirits, "Hurray,"  For Our Scoring Brigade,
On The Battlefield We Must.

Speed and Strength, The...

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Categories: first love
Love Lost London
by Jonathan McClean
How did we say it all began my love
In a church with a shot and an unnecessary glove
I was the marksman who caught your eye
I...

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Categories: love
NAUGHTY COUPLE
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
Send me those pics from the shower, otherwise!

Otherwise what?
I am standing here naked waiting for an answer.

Otherwise I will stroke you for one hour
When my...

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Categories: science
The walk-in woman
by Paul Warren
I was walking in the old part of town
Taking in the sights and looking around
The old buildings stood sentinel
As I admired it all built so...

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Categories: lost love
No-one and Nothing
by Paul Warren
There is no-one and nothing more
That I take away
She said as she left
Saying she would not stay

Sometimes the heartache will linger on
Especially when you didn’t...

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Categories: death
A Mouseketeer died today
by Paul Warren
A Mouseketeer died today
Doreen Tracey could not stay
A sad event to mark this time
When childhood was innocent and so divine

With each passing childhood fades
A happy...

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Categories: anger, angst
Hold your tongue
by Paul Warren
Hold your tongue from fiery thoughts
Not everything needs telling as it ought

For truth can sometimes be unkind
Stripping bare the bad things you’d find

You see some...

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Categories: death
The Roadside Marker
by Paul Warren
Plastic flowers bend in the breeze
Photos of a young face placed to grieve
A cross or marker planted near
A place of death remembering a loved one...

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Categories: life
Where no-one knows my name
by Paul Warren
I want to go where no-one knows my name
And I can linger away from any acclaim
To sit by the warm seashore
And watch the waves for...

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Categories: boyfriend, break up, lost
Why did you have to go
by Cheryl Aldea
You walked away into my life,
Without saying goodbye
You know I’m not that strong 
To live a life without you

I know It’s wrong to hold you...

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Categories: for her
Failed love
by Jonathan McClean
Soon there’ll be nothing left
An empty space of memories blowing away in the wind
Going back to and fro
Come what may, you have to let me...

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Categories: lost, love
I Found Love
by carlos trevino
Where is love this rainy day
I asked a maiden in a cafe
She said to me with tearful eyes
Not here perhaps up in the skies

I went...

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Categories: love
Love Nation - Vibration
by Jonathan McClean
Sound and Vibration is the essence of our being
Our energies, rhythm and beats creating our souls from afar
I hear, feel you deep inside
There is no...

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Categories: cheer up, engagement, inspirational
Amy Blue Gaze
by Jonathan McClean
Reading your thoughts through the words on my screen
You gave me the courage to open up and believe
Your blonde hair and blue eyes led me...

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Categories: love
ALL I HAVE IS NOW
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
At some stage
These eyes will not see
Your beautiful face,

My arms will not embrace
That angel body of yours,

These legs will not run to make time 
For...

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Categories: love
UNTOUCHED
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
And if you discovered
In your depths that you remain
As beautiful as the sun
That follows you! 

That they touched you
Left the gem in you untouched,
That they...

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Categories: abortion
FOETUS
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
A lone female warthog
Laden with fetus
Strayed the quiet suburb
In search of food.
Later its offspring were rearing
Their fragile heads from a 
Shallow tunnel where it had
Sought...

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Categories: humor
SHREWD
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
Nothing much in the bar,
This man from yonder,
His alien, adulterated accent
Sets the bar in stitches,
Yet,
He whines for a twenty,
For a stick of smoke,
He egresses for...

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Categories: nature
MOSI OA TUNYA
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
The mosquitoes were dancing outside net,
Singing their treacherous songs of death;
“Let us in, we need your blood”.

I rose and rushed out of 
The brick and...

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Categories: food
JUNGLE DINNER
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
I moved in last week,
This work in progress house
Is nearing completion,
Electricity is not yet connected,
I have collected my full chicken
From the house next door’s fridge,
Now...

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Categories: political
HOUSE OF STONE MASS GRAVE
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
The wind of change 
Blew off dust settled on my eyes, 
I saw living corpses 
Strolling the streets of urban.

It blew away the cloth 
Tied...

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Categories: angel, beautiful, emotions, feelings,
Premium MemberAn Angel's kiss
by Emile Pinet


An angel’s kiss
transcending bliss.

You’re the guardian of my heart
I could not live without your love
you are the muse poets speak of
and I’ve adored you from...

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Categories: life
NDEYAKO
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
Wanga waendepi nembwa yangu,
Kungo famba nayo bhuru mumashanga.
Vaviri vatatu muno pfurirana,
Siyana nembwa yangu ndapota.

Your dog is your dog pretty,
Put your dog on leash,
Give it good...

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Categories: love
PHASES OF THE MOON
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
Like the moon, rise be new, be shy,
Stand me up on our first date,
Defend against my advances.

Like the moon, rise, grow, make me wonder;
Get me...

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Categories: love
CREATURE OF HABIT
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
I did not find you,
I tumbled into a gold mine,
Banging and bungling against rocks,
Reaching the ground all bruised and battered.

You are 132 in one,
I can...

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Categories: love
PROVE WE DO
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
What we have done to us,
Loving on ransom,
Difficult to do when
We love to prove
We believe in us.
It is the way that things have had me,
When...

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Categories: love
KISS MY EYES
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
My love is like the setting sun
It rises in the morning
When you kiss my eyes.

Babe
Don't you worry
I have had such a busy day
My mood is...

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Categories: love
MORNING CAME
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
I heard types of rain as I lied with my eyes, open 
I had long turned the lights off, as sleep flew miles from my...

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Categories: racism
STRIFE
by Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu
In life I worked
In search for the beauty
And meaning to my existence,
What did I do,
When my life is all
Hard work and strife?

At the end
It was...

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