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Best Tall Tale Poems

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


Premium Member Billy's Tall Tale - LOL
Billy's Tall Tale


"Billy, it's time! Get up for school!
Your drawing project's due today.
You know about your teacher's rule;
she must have it without delay."

"But, mom, my...

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Categories: tall tale, child, school, stress,
Form: Rhyme



Wasn't me mum honest- - tall tale contest

honest mum it wasn't me
I didn't take a nibble of the cake
it was just as I walked into the kitchen
I saw something move....mum....I did ...
was...

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Categories: tall tale, child,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Irish Tall Tale
Come all ye, kiss that blarney stone
Join in the legend and be known
For the gift of gab
Ye come kiss the slab
Eloquence and luck shall be...

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Categories: tall tale, ireland,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member A Tall Tale
I must say Peter, I've had the most extraordinary day. It all started when I woke up this morning. I was brushing my teeth with...

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Categories: tall tale, fantasy, fishing,
Form: Prose
Another TALL Tale
Hi Mom. Sorry I'm late. I wanted to bring you something cuz I love you.
See, I was walking by the lake and saw this pretty...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tall tale, child, silly,
Form: Narrative



Premium Member TALL TALE


On one summer night’s boldest game
We hunted and attacked vicious pirates,
Riding on bubble rafts of spokes and rubber
Our young skin caressed by the velvet air;
This...

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Categories: tall tale, adventure, games, imagination,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Hospital Hump - a tall tale-or not
“HOSPITAL HUMP” 
(a tall tale – or not?)

The wind and the cold on the hill
they stood still
as two shadows arrived
near the peak
above what was known
as...

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Categories: tall tale, fun, grandson, snow,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A PORNO-GRAPHICAL SLAMMING REBUTTAL
Seems like I could be on top of the world.
I think about poetry like my tongue is pearled.
Just the other day I wrote a poem...

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Categories: tall tale, rights, universe,
Form: Rubaiyat
Premium Member The Ballad Of Prospector Pete
Prospector Pete had roamed the hills fer years searchin' fer gold!
He and his faithful burro, Fred, were both growin' weary and old.
He'd looked fer color...

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Categories: tall tale, funny,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Dead Animals are Everywhere
"Oh, honey," he cried on the phone,
"It's terrible being alone.
I'm feeling the blues,
and I have some strange news. . . "
He went on and on...

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Categories: tall tale, humorous,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member THE DAY I HAD TEA WITH THE QUEEN
I’ve got a secret to tell you, so gather round to hear
I had afternoon tea with the Queen in May this year

Her majesty was wearing...

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Categories: tall tale, fantasy, humorous, poetry,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Words of Whiskey
McGee’s Tall Tale

I first saw McGee with his back facing me
sitting in the Pub with a pint
When Finn, asked him "Tell us a Tale"
So, he...

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Categories: tall tale, humorous, sea,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member An Enchanting House
My eyes are so sleepy and soon I am dreaming,
I find a staircase and leave my reality;
At the top of the stairs is a house...

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tall tale, dream, imagination,
Form: Rhyme
Moving on
The din of cheers will die to dusk, in life
the dance will end; we  take the bow
from this tall tale - goodbye to strife
at...

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Categories: tall tale, dance, life,
Form: Sonnet
Greater is God
God is greater than the crush that caused the crater
The liars that always said, "Not now but certainly later."
The promise of pay to the delivery...

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Categories: tall tale, faith, father,
Form: Blank verse
I Won't Play Childish Games: with a guest poet
I don't want a flimsy daisy chain love
one the slightest breeze will sever apart
Their blooms are as pure as a turtle dove
I won't play childish...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tall tale, flower, love,
Form: Rhyme
Leviathan Lucidity
And I saw a new heaven and a 
new earth: for the first heaven
and the first earth were passed
away; and there was no more sea
—...

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Categories: tall tale, religion, spiritual, truth, wisdom,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member THE HAUNTED PILLOW CASE

One Halloween night as the tired Gran, was
Putting her wee little darlings to bed at last,
The youngest begged her for a bed time story,
Make it...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tall tale, adventure, fantasy, halloween, history, holiday, humorous,
Form: Free verse
My Friend Michael
I'd like you to meet a friend of mine
Michael is his name
He has not been my loss
He has not been my gain.

He helps keep my...

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Categories: tall tale, best friend, emotions, friendship, funny love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member One Time
One time,  I made up a story which I told so often,
     That I started to believe it too, it...

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© Dear Heart  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: tall tale, imagination, relationship,
Form: Narrative
THE TUMULTUOUS TRAVELER
Travel Time  Tropics Trip  Tepid Temperature  Tourist Town 
Tunnel Toll Ticket Taker Taxi Token Transit Trail Transport Truck 
Tractor Trailer Train Track...

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Categories: tall tale, adventure, conflict, international, stress, travel, vacation,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member OVERCOMING FLAWS
OVERCOMING FLAWS

I heard laughter in a distance and wondered why this annoyed me.  Then I realized that what they laughed about was what did...

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Categories: tall tale, care, conflict, courage, gothic, grave, image,
Form: Prose Poetry
Pathologic
Tall tale possessed
Dark heart held ransom
Handsome silver tongued
Slang sucker-punched
Black his blue eyes
Wince at nothing
But truth testified
...

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Categories: tall tale, angst,
Form: Free verse
Bedtime prince
I look for you within the night.
With tall tale words of wishful flight. 
Thy eyes are gazed upon you brightly.
With hopes, and dreams at heart.
...

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Categories: tall tale, fantasy, imagination, love
Form: Epyllion
One Lost Shoe
One Lost Shoe

What to do:
Find the lost garden shoe. 
Look here and there with detective flare.

Searching won’t fail; so, don’t pull out your curly hair!...

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Categories: tall tale, angst, mysterylost, lost,
Form: List