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Best Narrative Poems

Below are the all-time best Narrative poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of narrative poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member Where The Sycamore Grew
The sun-yellow house seems smaller somehow,
seeing it now with time-worn eyes...

The street seems narrower, and the trees have grown..
and where once open fields spanned both...

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Categories: autumn, family, house, life,
Form: Narrative



Premium Member Past-Life Nightmare
A child of four suffers recurring dreams,
disturbing parents and siblings with screams.
When she awoke, always sore in one knee;
next to a birthmark, it throbbed painfully.

Night...

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Categories: autumn, mystery,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Will You Tie My Shoes When I Grow Old
You were beautiful, 
my tiny child, 
wrapped tightly in my arms, 
close to my heart.
I listened to you breathing.
I counted your fingers
and your toes.
Helpless, 
you...

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Categories: caregiving, childhood, daughter, growing
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Love in the Silence of the Soul



As a young boy
Sitting in a pew
The winter darkness pressing down
Candlelight waves from hidden drafts
Shadows danced on the walls

I heard the words destined to me
“Be...

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Categories: death, love, sorrow,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Clouds
"HOLDING HIS HAND"

*The Voice*
God, can I hold your hand and follow you?

"Gods voice"
My child, it is I who will walk with you! You walked down...

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Categories: angel, beautiful, beauty, blessing,
Form: Narrative



Premium Member John Lennon

On the day 
that John Lennon died, 
people were just going 
about their business 
as they did every day. 

Mark David Chapman 
was reading 
Catcher In The Rye 
void of his holy self.
 He...

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Categories: music,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member if I had money
if I had all the money that I ever wanted,
               ...

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Categories: drug, introspection, universe,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Dance To Love - A Visual Art Poem Tribute
 POTD 23rd June 2019

Maria Williams 
Presents

Dance to Love

A tribute to my Dad, the late - Wilfred Forbes

She danced with wild abandon
she danced without a...

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Categories: romantic, tribute,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Enchanted Forest
The woods were silent except for the shifting 
soft sounds of his hooves as they fell upon 
the forest floor. There he stood amid the...

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Categories: adventure, fairy, fantasy, horse,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Passion in Black and White - Erotic Verse
POTD 7th Mar 2018

I trust you like the music video clip which enhances the poem

Like dark molten honey caressing her tongue
and soul food for taste...

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Categories: romantic, sensual, sexy,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Dance to Love - Part 2- The Grand Finale - A Visual Art Poem Tribute
POTD 6th August 2019

The clock ticks down the passing day
Tedious seconds count down my existence
Time for my pills ~ Time to call the nurse
Time ~...

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Categories: romantic, tribute,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The L In Da Name Linda Stands For Love

"Shhh,  look there they are. 
No one believed me. 
Now you see them too.
 A blessing of Unicorns. 

 If anyone knew where they were
it would be the end of...

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Categories: light,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member More Worse When I Cry
(note:  picture is essential to the poem)



Teacher said my decisions needed consequences.
I have to write a million gazillion sorry sentences.
Billy was stupid to tease...

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Categories: abuse, childhood, emotions, father,
Form: Narrative
this was me
it began so innocently
we exchanged ideas on poetry
his art, the suffering he endured
he preyed upon my compassion
as he meticulously bided his time...

i felt safe as...

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© Lynn Marie  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: angst, confusion, introspection, life,
Form: Narrative
Asteroid Gravity Graced


     Asteroid


You were out of this world 
named for the Perseids
the meteor 
that exploded in two striking the blue 
between the...

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Categories: dog, star,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member When Yesterday Was Today
On cold evenings
Surrounded by friends
Warm and
Safe
I could stay up forever
Taking strength
From the blackness 
Talking
Dreaming
Feeling that I could float upward
And walk with the stars
On their lonely...

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Categories: lost love, love
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Love Has Its Costs

THIS IS A FICTIONAL WRITE THAT EXPLORES THE QUESTION OF WHAT LOVE IS. IT DOES SO IN A DRAMATIC WAY, AFTER ALL THAT IS MY...

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Categories: desire,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member C'est La Vie

They had fought.

He left without a word... 
...while she was sleeping.

She threw on the gown she had worn for him the night before,
pushed off the...

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Categories: lost love, love hurts,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Wild Love
The blackberry's love for the garden rose
Brought down the gardener's wrath.
The blackberry sensed the danger
As he wended the garden path.

" A love so true as...

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Categories: garden, love, rose, sweet,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Thirsty Love




As a young boy
    I watch with interest the small man
   Wolf Hunter - a wise father of the hunt


He...

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Categories: love, lust,
Form: Narrative
Depression (True Story)
My depression grows everyday,
It started as a come and go,
It decided to stay and create a black cloud,
All I can do,
Is sit and hope,
Wish and...

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Categories: depressionlove,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member On My Mother Passing

ON MY MOTHER’S PASSING

i wanted to keep my mother physically with me
but it would be like trying to hold the sun
like in life she still...

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Categories: cheer up, mother, mother
Form: Narrative
Premium Member I Stand Here
I stand here with every step of my life etched in crisscross lines beneath these
well worn feet. 

Well worn feet that have carried me for...

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Categories: introspection,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Cora's clothesline
What softness in silence amidst the cacophony of a spin cycle world war.
Lying next to your glow in sleep's stillness, careful of your bandaged hand.
Watching...

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Categories: heart, innocence, june, marriage,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Tale Of Lemuria, Master Poe, Pen And I
(Lemuria: A hypothetical "lost land" variously located in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.)
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The Tale Of Lemuria, Master Poe, Pen And I

Its birth a shake of...

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Categories: appreciation, art, creation, imagination,
Form: Narrative