History Narrative Poems

These History Narrative poems are examples of Narrative poems about History. These are the best examples of Narrative History poems written by international poets.


Mercy Miracles, Letter To My Pastor by curtis johnson
Dear Pastor:

Your sermon yesterday triggered memories going back more than 50 years.  
During the Jim Crow years in the South, I was about 12...

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Categories: christian, forgiveness, miracle,

The Mountain Goat by Christine Phillips
The noise aboard the motor boat reminds me that I was not alone
The high perspiration smell from the young couple sitting beside me
caused me to...

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Categories: angel, courage, creation, friendship,



Odyssey from Africa 15c by Phil Salmon
Odyssey from Africa 15c (Southland, continued...)

Being rich in skill and talent
He soon gained the feel and measure 
Of the boomerang’s employment 
Sent it arching near...

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Categories: adventure, africa, history, humanity,

Andersonville Prison, 1864 by Steve Zak
“Is this place Hell” a prisoner asked his first day there; 
No, just a stop along the way. 
Andersonville Prison, 1864. Hell Upon Earth.

The hounds...

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Categories: america, history, prison, war,

The Chosen Three by David Smith
If I had to choose three people who have influenced my life
Through time and space,
I think their diverse backgrounds would be the big surprise, 
Yet...

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Categories: anti bullying, appreciation, blessing,

Bloody Oriskany, Part II by David Welch
Fierce fighting raged, but surprise was gone,
the Americans rallied and pushed hard,
the Indians fell back, out of the ravine,
the patriots driving them that far.

Hand-to-hand combat...

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Categories: america, conflict, freedom, hero,

Bloody Oriskany, Part I by David Welch
In seventeen seventy-seven,
amidst the deep summer’s August heat,
Barry St. Leger, loyalist milita,
and the Iroquois walked on sore feet.

Their mission was clear: move down the Mohawk,
meet...

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Categories: america, conflict, freedom, hero,

Premium MemberAN EASTER WEEK VERSE by Brian Strand
He was about thirty

         when he left home,

a strong man by then,

and a skilled carpenter.

He'd helped Joseph

...

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Categories: anniversary, christian, good friday,

Odyssey from Africa 15b by Phil Salmon
Odyssey from Africa 15b (Southland)

“Like an antelope in stature 
Yet they hopped along like sparrows!
On big hind limbs like a rabbit’s
With a rat-like tail behind...

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Categories: adventure, africa, history, humanity,

Black Sunday, 1935 by Steve Zak
Year five of the Great Depression. 

April 14, 1935 another Sunday of church services praying for
The rain that wasn’t coming.

And the sky turned mean and...

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Categories: america, history, weather,

when jack was as good as his master by David Smith
For a brief period in our history Jack and his master
  worked and played on a level playing field, 
It was a time when...

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Categories: absence, age, birth, change,

Odyssey from Africa 14g 15a by Phil Salmon
Odyssey from Africa 14g

“This research by young Alinda
Tells us something most important 
For we find upon our beaches
Plants that are entirely different 

“From the flora...

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Categories: adventure, africa, history, mythology,

No Title by Christine Phillips
I have slept but I have not slept
I have not slept but I have slept
For the first time in two years
I slept without a word...

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Categories: america, betrayal, character, emotions,

Odyssey from Africa 14f by Phil Salmon
Odyssey from Africa 14f

This colossal ratite was the
Largest bird on all the planet
It would live on Madagascar 
Till the time of William Shakespeare

“Let me tell...

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Categories: adventure, africa, history, myth,

The Ghosts Behind the Graves on Omaha Beach by Steve Zak
They were young then, now they would be old men looking across an empty beach, the sun at their back; for many this would be...

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Categories: death, dedication, hero, history,

America, 1933 by Steve Zak
They are conflicted haunted images from black and white photos of America 1933, when there was no place left to run. 

It was the hunger...

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Categories: character, culture, history, life,

My Day Part 2 continued From Part 1 by Christine Phillips
Continued  From My Day Part1
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Just as I thought of it a little old woman stumbled up beside me and greeted me with a funny...

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Categories: adventure, appreciation, beauty, blessing,

My Day Part 1 continued in Part 2 by Christine Phillips
The rest of this poem continued in Part 2
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I had to get out from behind the wall so that my spirit could grow tall
I had...

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Categories: adventure, america, community, courage,

Odyssey from Africa 14e by Phil Salmon
CHapter 14 King Ptoleny the 2nd (cont.)

Thus they charted weather systems 
Grey depressions bringing rainclouds,
Towering dark cumulonimbus,
Or the violent storms and cyclones
 
And in turn...

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Categories: adventure, africa, animal, environment,

Nobody Wins by Bernard Barclay
you gave your child a toy
taught your child to love
stole the child's toy
blamed other country's

You taught your child to hate
The child grew up 
became a...

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Categories: history, war, world,