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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
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
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
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

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
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
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 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
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
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
Form: Prose Poetry
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,
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
Dark Secrets
Here we are, not knowing what to say
To each others' face, as we both are confused
Which face do we say it to?
The faces we show,...

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Categories: 12th grade, abortion, age,
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
Lavish Praise Not Sought
Painful self actualization
quickly brights to light
paltry reasons (with or
without rhyme) a desolate sight
within blinkered mindseye hindsight

grotesque grimace shocks with affright
desolate landscape 
precipitated when airtight
vacuum sealed...

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Categories: dark, desire, memorial, my
Form: Metrical Tale
Premium Member Tale of a Forgiving Challenge
*Image of Forgiveness by Pixabay.

Tale of a Forgiving Challenge

Albeit a notable stretch
that stars wouldst a fairer 
share of thee and sheath
thy warm expanse.

Sire, alack thy...

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© Hilo Poet  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: forgiveness,
Form: Metrical Tale
Eating Good in The Ghettohood
Life in the “Ghettohood” is finger licking good,
All souls in their folly keeps my coffers full and jolly
Anger hate and bigotry’s the best kind of...

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Categories: career, character, corruption, environment,
Form: Metrical Tale
Morning Star
Morose morn, but sun’s a catalyst, warm

On the eave, the pigeon’s contumely coo,
rids a night’s cumbersome, cold, smother
New day, dearth of dew on concrete lawn

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Categories: allusion,
Form: Metrical Tale