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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


'Willow Weep'
'Willow Weep'

The willow
Tree
Is standing
There
Without a
Thought,
Without a 
Care.

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

It softly
Sways
In gentle
Breeze
That barely
Touches
Other trees.


With slender
Leaves
And branches
Long,
Its cooing
Now
A mournful
Song.

But why
So sad,
This stately
Tree
That stands
So...

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Categories: earth, imagery, nature, poetry,



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.
Categories:

Foster The Good Night
Foster the night and kiss her lip's
The moon is high in my hands.
After having lived by day, upon her
Breast's rests my head.

For only in her...

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Categories: art, poetry,

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,

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
THE...

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Categories: family, feelings, humorous,

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,

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,

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,

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,

Me and The Zimmer Man
•to zimmer (v.t.) – to flash brilliantly with apparent blinding insightfulness, suggestive almost of a certain numinosity.**
•** numinous (adj) – of or pertaining to a...

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Categories: dream, journey, metrical tale

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,

puzzling puzzle
trying to
solve the
puzzling puzzle 
of swings 
in mood 
was not 
an easy task to 
undertake 
that is 
why in the 
end the 
puzzle was 
left...

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Categories:

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,

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,

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

Mariah
To envision the unknown is to grasp the strange
struggle with hallucinogenic disbelief of the deranged:
To arrange and rearrange the disarray of a mind,
nonplussed by a...

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© taai tekai  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: adventure,

CHRISTIAN BELT
Seeing their hustle is dorsal and prismatic,
Smoking and drinking acclimated with optimistic, 
Trading on drugs for survival...Baron my title,
Yield to my subjects,
Robbed billonaires of their...

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Categories: angel,

Cave Quid Optes
Aye did not heed the maxim be careful
     what you wish for,
     cuz now adversity not abate
perhaps...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,

Premium Member Nutritious Group Health Theories
I once read of a psychologist
her 1997 Yvonne Agazarian name
I can't quite LeftBrain recall
as our cooperative matriarchal
GroupTheory Ego/EcoGaming System,
sacredly ecotherapeutic--
restoring justice
as ego-theo-ecological peace.

Sacred, yet secularly...

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Categories: earth, education, environment, green,

Das Capital Tarnished Valentine
(alternately known as the Doubting Thomas Crown 
Taj Mahal Cupid Affair)
-  -  -  -  -  -  -  -...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,

sayonara mother thirteen years ago back in time tear drop uno
the bittersweet silent story of my life age
fifty and nine automatically rebroadcast 
     in indelible (yet never washed out) beige
indistinguishably linkedin,...

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Categories: 7th grade, 8th grade,

sayonara mother thirteen years ago back in time tear drop deux
     devastatingly, grievously, inconsolably, 
     got hexed, issued jilted livingsocial, a less
son learned to late, how maddeningly...

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Categories: 11th grade, 12th grade,

Premium Member The Tinker

"Don't let a tinker wink at you!" -
a demand of a father, quite askew.
And yet... the tinker was quite nice,
(wink, notwithstanding, left on ice.)

"But I...

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© Julia Ward  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: cute love,

DOCTER WOOFGANG SINISTER
PROTONS AND NEWTONS
THE FLAVORS
THAT FAVOR MEANS
THE MODE OF THOUGHT
THE SCEINCE OF
THE THING THAT CAUSES
GROWN MEN TO DREAM
LABOR THROUGH THOSE
EMOTION
THOSE STUMBLING BLOCKS
THAT HINDER THINGS
CREATED FROM THE...

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Categories: business, science fiction,

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...

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Categories: 4th grade, 5th grade,