Anecdote Poems

Anecdote Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of anecdote poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for anecdote.

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July twenty fifth, ninety ninety six
Xxvi+ marriage  anniversary (mine)
recalls first disastrous
date with future missus
approximately waltzing 
matt tilde two dozen
plus years ago

Tex Mex Connection
201 E Walnut Street
North Wales, Pennsylvania, 19454
every entree included beans
maybe refried or otherwise

effectively laid siege
mine delicate constitution
quickly felt bloated
ready to explode
ala Hindenburg...Read More
Categories: anecdote, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, adventure,
Form: Free verse

Anecdote to be read in the Age of Capricorn
As we move from the Piscean age into Aquarius
Will mankind accomplish universal brotherhood?
Come together as one, world peace
Within 2000 years, projected, unsure?

Divided, agitated and furious, internally
As citizens, help us, humanity
Macro-level, intellect, reason
Deeper truth, love and prosperity. Cotqueanity

Malice, frigidity, fixed sign,...Read More
Categories: anecdote, angst, fantasy, future, inspirational,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member A Child at Heart
He walks the shore and gathers drift wood for a creaky beach hut shelter

Builds a future and modest abode pegs his aspirations and dreams into the sand

Crusted planks weave an intricate roof over content surrender and anchor

The composite walls thin...Read More
Categories: anecdote, freedom,
Form: Free verse
At the Mic
Each of us is given time
To read the piece we've written - 
A poem or anecdote for which
The judging group was smitten.

Though most are short, a few go on
And on ad infinitum,
Annoying to the audience
But not to those who write...Read More
Categories: anecdote, people, writing,
Form: Rhyme
Minced Wordy
Darkness comes fast, self inflicted interest
Ample warrior of pampered worries
Brays are braced, strange and deranged
Am I? How about inhumanely bane
Insane and lame?

A black plam is as sweet as a white one?
Red flag to my bull! Saucebox hoax source
Marinated hade but...Read More
Categories: anecdote, beautiful, betrayal, birth, blue,
Form: I do not know?
Your aim of fame
If I'm to say, You knew me not 
But one of the models I can't do without 
Not just a contest, I have your bio to paste 
An anecdote of your fame in every state 
Your aim of president sit,...Read More
Categories: anecdote, usa,
Form: Rhyme
The man I have become
In a sky stained with black and white tinges, the moon slowly rose,
Interspersed a being and a storehouse of innocuous anecdote.
Innumerable starlings clove the air,
Even with mawkishly effeminate sentiment and soullessness.

Yet, the brassbound stood bold before the austere hand of...Read More
Categories: anecdote, integrity,
Form: Free verse

On the 12.01 to Waterloo with my friend
I cannot access my own thoughts
my mind infiltrated,  taken over by other voices
 words, as though they were born there
 but coming  out of someone else’s mouth,
me,  a ventriloquist’s dummy
I’m...Read More
Categories: anecdote, confusion, crazy, how i feel, humor, satire,
Form: Free verse
It's Not Too Late


God gave me a blank diary, its pages numbered,
and in the hand of destiny a pencil for my take
when I came in this beautiful world enamored
to write the distinctive story of my life I’d make.

I traveled a...Read More
Categories: anecdote, desire, i am, life, lonely,
Form: Rhyme
A Son of God
They say the One who loves me most
Is nothing but a hoax 
They say the God who gave me breath
Is just a wise old anecdote 

They say I lack accountability 
And self-esteem, and truth
But I know the wretched man I...Read More
Categories: anecdote, blessing, christian,
Form: Rhyme
The Antics Of A Would Be Mamas Yoyo Thief
The Antics Of A Would Be Mama's Yoyo Thief
(now a penchant with less Zionist trenchant ululation to vent.)

Not a peep passed thru mine -
aye vaguely attest
what ten? eleven? twelve? age
of following anecdote at best
guest, but no
doubt yours truly
with figurative heart...Read More
Categories: anecdote, 4th grade, 5th grade, adventure, fear, green,
Form: Metrical Tale
Wallet Weeps As Woebegone Former Mister Or Missus Snake
     and ye kin hear
the muffled (dollar us -
dolorous) sound ache
king plaintive very loosely
     analogous to duck cry

of mourning, didst awake
ken to the somber news
     solemnly shared by
me...Read More
Categories: anecdote, bible, body, fate, loss, meaningful, night, river,
Form: Free verse
Snoring Spouse Rocks Highland Manor
(not really, but just wanted
to get your attention.)

Thus "NOT FAKE," but
poetic quasi true anecdote
infused fictionalized
by this ole goat
with prevarication
to enliven of no note
characteristic, and certainly
not worth quote

ting - for any future
reference material, imp poet
tent to sketch a biography
of one otherwise...Read More
Categories: anecdote, assonance, environment, mom, mother, night, senses, wife,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Party Crasher, a Halloween Anecdote
My Halloween party was in full swing.  I had gone all out this year and rented an old crumbling, reputed- to- be haunted mansion for the evening's Dionysian festivities, and all the invited guests were present and accounted for....Read More
Categories: anecdote, halloween, humor,
Form: Narrative
Circa January 2010 Bell Tower And Carillon
Twittered Via Chilled Wren
At Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

Prior carte blanche to confessing illicit
     extra-marital affair
I embolden tomb ache
     elicit, and baldly bare
faced laid out some
     of the sordid details...Read More
Categories: anecdote, 12th grade, animal, beautiful, humor, love, true
Form: I do not know?
What I Like
I like a peanut with a shell,
A cherry with a stem;
A church clock with a tolling bell,
A crown that's all a'gem.

I like my coffee steaming hot,
My bottled beer ice-cold;
A sharpened pencil set to jot,
An anecdote well-told.

I like a bed that's...Read More
Categories: anecdote, me,
Form: Rhyme
Trump Chomped To Bits
Trump Chomped To Bits

Trump has become a toilet trainer traitor;
Should send to China on a slow freighter;
Obce was a boat
With an anecdote;
Can you believe he was a woman hater.

Jim Horn

...Read More
Categories: anecdote, allegory, analogy,
Form: Limerick
Prince Of A Cat - Ninth Life Long Since Spent
Preface to this brief bitty
written snap ting snapshot – word ditty
dates back before I reached gritty
age of eight and fifty, aye recall a kitty
rescued by my youngest sister, who took pity
and felt aghast, 
at a potential cruel fate no witty.

Upon...Read More
Categories: anecdote, animal, beautiful, creation, cute love, farm, fish,
Form: Elegy
bampa ,
as it can b 

 here’s it-cursed
a winter  numberer,may be    
“evacc-ed  ejectt inject  deject-ed  subjects  -  ”as you like it,man
 “missed Ann entire year this year “
 ...Read More
Categories: anecdote, analogy, angst, autumn, baby, celebration, cinderella, color,
Form: Ballad

I'm feeling so emotional 
while I set in my cold room alone
the memories are cutting me deep
all I can do is weep
I try to get some sleep 
But all I will do is dream
then I will start to sream 
I...Read More
Categories: anecdote, abuse, angel, betrayal, dream, fantasy, voice, writing,
Form: Narrative
Let me start by giving you  a small  anecdote
About  a husband and wife at the divorce court
Ranting and Raving till the judge ponders why
Screaming “I hate you “, An obvious lie.

The wife began yelling, I’m so glad...Read More
Categories: anecdote, change, feelings, introspection, loss,
Form: Rhyme
The Second Wife
The Second Wife

Making its round in the ever pervasive What's app world...
Is a creative and amusing anecdote to raise a smile of mirth... ...

A stressed wife, harried as always from the endless house chores....
Receives a disturbing call from her husband...Read More
Categories: anecdote, anxiety, community, conflict, confusion, cute love,
Form: Free verse
broken front tooth gum shun one
broke left front tooth
(true anecdote circa late 1960's early 1970's) prithee
which cold wintry temperatures re:
wheely jogged unpleasant event in axle all let tea

aye rem member inxs of cold playing air
froze natural on gull din pond,
   where over head...Read More
Categories: anecdote, blue, health, hurt, identity, lost, memory, missing,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Translation of Eric Mottram's KRIM: Autobiography to September 1989- III by T Wignesan
Translation of Eric Mottram’s KRIM: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY TO SEPTEMBER 1989 - III by T. Wignesan

( This poem is from the collection, ESTUARIES: Poems 1989-91. Twickenham: Solaris, 1992, 62p. Pub. by Yasmin and Peterjon Skelt. Back cover photo by David McIntosh,...Read More
Categories: anecdote, america, angst, character, conflict, future, howl, sick,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Translation of Eric Mottram's KRIM: Autobiography to September 1989- II by T Wignesan
Translation of Eric Mottram’s KRIM: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY TO SEPTEMBER 1989 - II by T. Wignesan

( This poem is from the collection, ESTUARIES: Poems 1989-91. Twickenham: Solaris, 1992, 62p. Pub. by Yasmin and Peterjon Skelt. Back cover photo by David McIntosh,...Read More
Categories: anecdote, america, angst, drug, emotions, future, mental illness,
Form: Free verse