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.


Premium MemberNever Called Son by Caren Krutsinger
I was  a middle child, 
the middle of three unwanted children
Our mother was English, an actress,
who had the misfortune of
loving our father, who abandoned...

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Categories: 11th grade, 12th grade,

John Stark's Glory, Part II by David Welch
...Baum’s men were caught in a hot cross-fire,
many quickly were sent to the grave,
their Indian allies wisely pulled out,
seeing no victory to be had that...

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Categories: narrative, america, conflict, freedom, hero,



John Stark's Glory, Part I by David Welch
Back in seventeen seventy-seven,
British general John Burgoyne faced hard times,
despite winning at Hubbardton, and Fort Anne,
supplies were getting very hard to find.

When word came that...

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Categories: narrative, america, conflict, freedom, hero,

Odyssey from Africa - Stargazing 1 by Phil Salmon
King Ptolemy the Second (cont.)

Sleek of line for speedy sailing 
It was rugged in construction 
Several layers of well cured timber
Lined the hull and bridge...

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Categories: adventure, africa, history, mythology,

Old Benson, Part II by David Welch
...Utterly stunned, Harvey then poured through
the town’s online photographic archives,
the twenties, fifties, eighties and today
revealed to Harvey the very same sight.

Then for some reason that...

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Categories: history, perspective, philosophy, science,

Old Benson, Part I by David Welch
Harvey grew up in a small Maine town,
due north of Portland, and out of the way,
like most kids he’d go to the school bus
at the...

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Categories: history, perspective, philosophy, science,

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,