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


Premium Member Dead Men Do Tell Tales
Dead Men Do Tell Tales

 I saw, the rot of sad, deep selfish desires,
 burning endlessly in clever fires
 Piles of cash a tall mountain...

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Categories: tales, conflict, cry, dark, deep, judgement, lost,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Disposable Wisdom
Each day Annie Lesley opened a can
Her eighty-six-year-old hands trembling
As she sat with her cat and ate pet food
What is wrong with this elder’s rendering?

Pride...

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Categories: tales, age, cat, endurance, life, wisdom, world
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Tell the Night to Hold Me

I made for you, a castle
     But I built it in the sand
        ...

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Categories: tales, forgiveness, heartbreak, heartbroken, lost love, love,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member She touched the water
My muse
touched the waters
of a spring fed river
She had a special gift to deliver
Releasing the inspiration 
from deep within her
She said “ Drink please witness...

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Categories: tales, muse,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member AS FATHER IS TO HIS DAUGHTER

Passing through framed windows like ours,
I recall your tales of reckless war and lost friends
that burned your innocence at 21... and though
you claimed flashes of...

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Categories: tales, father, introspection, words,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member American Indian, Nightshades, Moonshadows And Howling Wolf
American Indian, Nightshades, Moonshadows And Howling Wolf

Thirsty for red moon, its sacred beams and eternal pull
howling-out to speak to this dark and blind world, without...

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Categories: tales, art, conflict, death, history, humanity, truth,
Form: Verse
One Green Leaf

One leaf fell from a tall, tall tree
and subtly kissed gnarled roots beneath;
a lover’s kiss below sunned-sheath 
of greenest leaves, a jubilee.  

One spiraling...

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Categories: tales, color, green, holiday, imagery, march, nature,
Form: Verse
Premium Member listen for the drum

listen to the drum,

talking to the dance

listen to the elders, 

whispering their chants

listen to the hooves, pounding on the plain

listen to the birds, prophesying rain

listen...

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© P.S. AWTRY  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tales, appreciation, culture, environment, native american, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member An Omen Of The Taste Of Twilight



Vanished

is the wild magic of this place;
this wilderness I now roam alone
as its lifeblood seeps 
into 
Afterlife

..my mournful howls
across time and distance
go unanswered -
Oh, how...

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Categories: tales, angst, animal, death, fate, grief, longing,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Darling Boy

     Oh ...

Have you seen my darling boy, blond hair, like corn silk, falling?
       ...

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Categories: tales, analogy, boy, childhood, innocence, metaphor, nostalgia,
Form: Quatrain
Indian Girl
--Virginia Slim--

Different eyes, the same world 
Ancient skin, dirty Indian Girl 
Smokey, eyes, exotic raven hair 
---Now listen to  the colors, of transformation, 
On...

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Categories: tales, adventure, girl, life, native american, spiritual,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Hot And Cold Comes The Night

LIST POETRY - A FUTURISTIC INTERPRETATION 


You
must know
I cried yesterday 
and I think I broke the world
so I braided some words into twine
planted some sweet...

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Categories: tales, depression, heart, introspection, love, romance, romantic,
Form: Free verse
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: tales, light,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member When We Were Young
When we were young we loved our fairy tales
A frog could  be a prince with just one kiss
Each cloud, a boat where dreamers could...

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Categories: tales, analogy, life,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Eccentric Eyes
Open eyed, long tearless, foul silvered orbs
have you no pity? The aqua tide rides dry.
Blind staring scorches, accusing twin barbs
who burrow inward, a destiny to...

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Categories: tales, pain,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member New World Order
The Rulers wield their silver shields,
             wear golden coronets
while warders guard the prison...

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Categories: tales, drug, society,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Crow's Command

I be a common salty once, no captain's bars, did bear,
Yet blessed was I to venture where few a skipper dared.

   From steadfast...

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Categories: tales, adventure, courage, history, imagery, journey, sea,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Land of Lights
A sweep of milky waves flood onyx sands
converging under endless summer skies
of northern lights in iridescent bands
Icelandic talismans of tales sublime.

A glassy sea of crystalline...

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Categories: tales, beauty, nature,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member EULOGY FOR GOD
Oh, Lord! Lest one is asleep,
the purge to kill you,yet again,
is quite deep.
Some, who read your word in
the Bible, re-create it, with myths
that are long...

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Categories: tales, abortion, faith, god, poets,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member It was Beautiful Yesterday


Bha e brèagha an-de
(It was Beautiful Yesterday)


There was a sailing vessel
With many a sail proudly lapping in the wind
A flag of the Celtic honor, in...

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Categories: tales, angel, angst, bereavement, feelings, funeral, heart,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Loving Helena
The chair is her home, her universe now
It is all that her many years will allow
Helena’s elegant beauty once shone
Now her mind wanders a world...

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Categories: tales, family, peopleme, grandchild, universe,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member To Sail the Sky

Cast tie-lines to the shadowy depths above
                  ...

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Categories: tales, adventure, imagination, metaphor, sea, sky,
Form: Couplet
.."?Your Beauty!"..
Blackberry kisses, within the celestial starlit mornings hour....

Stirring these passions aglow, amid the flickering flames of desire ~

Caressing such thoughts of you; smouldering embers, that...

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Categories: tales, faith, life, love, passionlonging,
Form: I do not know?
A Poet with a Priceless Pen
I am poet with a priceless pen
born to burnish the beauty of men.
I wonder what mortal mirrors reflect...
For me, all races deserve respect.

I often hear...

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Categories: tales, analogy, poetry, poets,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member A Nook and a Storybook
Oh, give me a nook and a storybook
there at my mother’s knee.
Or tucked in bed, a pillow at my head
as father reads to me.

To hear...

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Categories: tales, books, cute, memory,
Form: Quatrain