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Best Metrical Tale Poems

Below are the all-time best Metrical Tale poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of metrical tale poems written by PoetrySoup members

Premium Member A Tale of Billy the Kid
William Bonny AKA Billy The Kid
A Tale Of Billy The Kid
By Robert Gorelick

“Quien esta?”

Bang!  It’s over, 
you’re a legend now, 

Born in Hell’s Kitchen...

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Categories: character, death,
Form: Metrical Tale

'willow Weep'
'Willow Weep'

The willow
Is standing
Without a
Without a 

Anchored deep
It hugs
The earth,
No hint
Of laughter
None of

It softly
In gentle
That barely
Other trees.

With slender
And branches
Its cooing
A mournful

But why
So sad,
This stately
That stands

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Categories: earth, imagery, nature, poetry,
Form: Metrical Tale
Premium Member As For Me I Believe
It is the winter of 1980.
I’m twenty-eight years young, 
Driving a red Mustang with glass T-tops,
Feeling all of my awesome sassiness, from toe
To Afro, when...

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Categories: adventure, angel, blessing, christian,
Form: Metrical Tale
Premium Member A Goodnight Tweet
I was taking out my trash can 
When I thought I saw a worm 
But I realized it was a caterpillar 
When the thing began...

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Categories: bird,
Form: Metrical Tale
Big John
Let me tell you a story from the old wild-west;
Of a terrible lawman with a star on his vest.
His title was “Ranger”; not bound to...

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© Dean Wood  Create an image from this poem.
Form: Metrical Tale

Thoughts of the Day
We have a laugh, and drink a beer,
Play some golf, and hunt for deer.

Your patience and wisdom, is without test,
Your confidence and clarity, is at...

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Categories: appreciation, fathers day,
Form: Metrical Tale
Premium Member The Road To Heaven
The road to heaven
It seems so long,
Its short, so short
Where time belong

It's curves, it's hills
And it's potholes, too,
Beat and bruise
As I stumble through

Tramplin' the dirt

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Categories: encouraging, endurance, heaven, journey,
Form: Metrical Tale
Premium Member Geese, Goslings and the Bridge
Geese, Goslings and the Bridge

Sometimes, when you least expect it, Mother Nature makes a u-turn and draws you into the ridiculous.  Such was the...

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Categories: bird, family,
Form: Metrical Tale
Premium Member Bittersweet My Lover's Secret
Oh, where had my sweet love gone that morning
when later that day he’d met his death?
It was early January, cold and dreary
when he left unusually...

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Categories: lost love,
Form: Metrical Tale
Premium Member A Fork In the Road
It was the best of tines; it was the worst of tines.
    It lay, distraught, in silence on the road.
He came around...

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© Jeff Kyser  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: destiny, meaningful,
Form: Metrical Tale
Don'T I Belong
Hidden though unsought
Ran from myself
Still got caught.
Mind, Body, Soul wrought.
Vengeance no longer mine
And yet I insist to ungently reside
Within the "desperate to love or to...

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Categories: absence, abuse, anger, anxiety,
Form: Metrical Tale
Premium Member Victory Over the Enemy Achieved
 "Our Destiny is to succeed"! "Our fate was set up through not being exposed to"NEW Knowledge",so that we would fail! Our "HOPE" was and...

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Categories: 12th grade, 1st grade,
Form: Metrical Tale
Premium Member Jessica Casey - Part 2 - Seven Years Later
Jessica Casey the punters dream- Sequel to Shy Julie 

They came from near - they came from far
Bus ferry and train and some by car

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Categories: family, feelings, humorous,
Form: Metrical Tale
Yet I Smile With Sparkling Eyes
My anger boils deep down inside.
Yet I smile with sparkling eyes.
Hot blood flowing vie chamber to chamber…
Thumping heart beats vexed closer to danger…
Drinking in downpouring...

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Categories: 2nd grade, anger, body,
Form: Metrical Tale
Premium Member Brave
Trere stands a man who's brave. Had many close shaves, wasn't at all afraid, not even of the grave.

He was a total knave, would always...

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Categories: appreciation, baptism, encouraging, forgiveness,
Form: Metrical Tale
Premium Member Kitty Katy
Kitty Katy, bigger than holsteins
Killed a St. Bernard
Pretty Kitty scratched up my blue jeans
Left my legs all scarred.

My big kitty scares the bejabbers
Out of my...

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Categories: animal, cat, fear, horror,
Form: Metrical Tale
Premium Member Dumb
I remember a girl from the slums who's life was really humdrum.

To peer pressure she would succumb so her so called friends started calling her...

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Categories: beautiful, blessing, education, encouraging,
Form: Metrical Tale
Long Way
We belong freedom fight goes on to get where we are today we came a LONG LONG. WAYS...

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Categories: adventure,
Form: Metrical Tale
Cave Quid Optes
Aye did not heed the maxim be careful
     what you wish for,
     cuz now adversity not abate

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Metrical Tale
Premium Member A Grisly Tale
About the lives of bears for years
A Czech and Pole were keen.
But neither had in their careers
A grizzly ever seen.

They therefore flew to Yellowstone
With data...

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Categories: adventure, animal, humorous, word
Form: Metrical Tale
Puzzling Puzzle
trying to
solve the
puzzling puzzle 
of swings 
in mood 
was not 
an easy task to 
that is 
why in the 
end the 
puzzle was 

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Form: Metrical Tale
Premium Member Cool
He was super cool, would break all the rules, said the heck with school, stubborn as a mule, was labeled a fool.

Life became cruel he...

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Categories: adventure, angel, blessing, celebration,
Form: Metrical Tale
Premium Member Afraid
There once was a man who was afraid he wouldn't make the grade, in the past he'd been betrayed so he spent most of his...

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Categories: allegory, beautiful, change, future,
Form: Metrical Tale
The Lesson of the Chicadee
The Lesson of the Chicadee

The Chicadee has found the tube

Of little bird seed, then

She flew away to spread the news

To her flock to feed.

To share...

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Categories: metaphor,
Form: Metrical Tale
Premium Member Ellipse
At sunrise the heron soars effortlessly upon the breeze
waves roll in crashing upon the rocks and beaches
rising tides reach high upon the sands then fade...

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Categories: appreciation, beach, beauty, bird,
Form: Metrical Tale