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Tales Poems

Tales Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of tales poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for tales.

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there's a ghost in the window
There's a ghost in the window, in the mirror down the hall. The recall has no reasons, the ghost likes them all. The terror’s in the teardrop, when the fall is not so fine. Yet listen, there's a fear way...Read More
Categories: tales, allegory, angst, fear, for teens,
Form: Rhyme

The Devil Went Back To Heaven, Part I
There’s a person who’s been in the news of late,
and he’s been causing great controversy,
goes by the name of Robert Abermarle,
who of late some people line up to see.

But others claim we should all ignore him,
and never listen to tales...Read More
Categories: tales, evil, forgiveness, god, heaven, hope, religious, spiritual,
Form: Epic

Sue’s tears of joy fell like torrential rain,
as she embraced him at the train station.
Her only son had just returned from Spain,
she was overcome with sheer elation.
Homeward bound, they’re deep in conversation,
with his tales of Spain and his holiday ...
It’s...Read More
Categories: tales, missing you, mother son, travel,
Form: Dizain
Premium Member Who Caught the Biggest Fish
Whilst hovering wispy fog and nearer drawn, 
Awake trailing off with the morning dawn. 
Poles, line, and can of Worms, the boys dispatch 
To the lake with big hopes of full days catch. 
Fish fry, fried fritters for five with...Read More
Categories: tales, boy, fishing,
Form: Rhyme
First Love
Fresh in mind
A lightening bolt in me
But safer and kinder.
We learn together.
Our mismatched skills do not get in the way.
We woo in a jacuzzi of seduction.
Off balance when separated.
Joyful together,
          ...Read More
Categories: tales, appreciation, celebration, desire, feelings, first love, heart,
Form: Free verse

In every waking moment, I longed for his touch.
Every breath I took, I held onto his kiss.
At night, when I closed my eyes, all that came to mind were his eerie lies.
As each promise he made, sealed with a kiss,...Read More
Categories: tales, goodbye,
Form: Free verse

An alkaline extract!
my mouth drools 
o! momma
everytime I think of the dish
whether it is the beloved 
amitar khar (i know as papaya khar),
tiyohor khar (i know as cucumber khar),
khar dal (i know as khar with lentils),
not to quit
sometimes with dry fishes or meats...Read More
Categories: tales, 12th grade, food, magic, mother, mother daughter,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Descent
There are some who claim, and have just cause,
Descent from a line of great renown,
From a well-known name quite devoid of flaws,
That is seen to shine its valour down,
So great is its fame in various wars,
On such tales they dine...Read More
Categories: tales, appreciation, celebrity, history, war,
Form: Rhyme
ten million tales in the naked city
Ten million stories in the Naked City

there are a million stories
every day in the naked city

millions of people
stripped naked 
to the bone

starting down the dead
the dead staring back
in this time 
of pandemic

the dead stare out at us
mocking us
as they leave...Read More
Categories: tales, america, angst, anxiety, fear,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Piranhas


thrashing tales
to the feeding frenzy
de rigueur, 
someone’s torn
they can smell the blood
pointing fingers in a mirror
writing with burley
on their star studded
glowing wall 
craggy oysters salty, grey 
and green 
furry mouthed
blunt, stunted minds
lacking wisdom
scattering imperfect pearls
their sharp siren songs piercing 
like...Read More
Categories: tales, abuse, addiction, imagery,
Form: Free verse

Potter's Dance
Not only do I mold vases and bowls from clay;
I also mold myself.
In a random weekend I jump into a muddy river,
and let nature shape me depending on the thoughts
and dreams I carry. Such things can act as texture on...Read More
Categories: tales, adventure, fantasy, imagery, imagination, magic, mystery, nature,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Going My Way
Thick mist -
     breath of dusk,
          bearing its own tales ...
               the yellow...Read More
Categories: tales, analogy, introspection, journey, loss, love, philosophy, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Why I Strayed Part 1
Why I strayed, I know the reason, but do you? You’re the one that I fell into their arms, the one that I turned to
Although I told you then I never got too deep, but now I feel as though...Read More
Categories: tales, heartbreak, hurt, sad,
Form: Rhyme
Film Noirs Gone
Film Noirs dead
But the voiceover's in my head
it tells of ash-can alleys
and dingy motels
pulp magazines tell their own tales

I'm in a dark corner
I'm waiting for you
for a kiss before dying
that's all I can do

there are lonely places
long goodbyes
short hello's and...Read More
Categories: tales, america,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Premium Member Green Sahara
The Great Sahara desert as large as the continental United States
a deadly vast searing wasteland of sand dunes mountain high
The expansive buckle of the world's desert belt void of color
dotted by scarce oases of what once was.

Twenty thousand years ago...Read More
Categories: tales, poems,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member We Will Celebrate
When it's all over we will celebrate,
We will be Covid 19 survivors,
Maybe we'll hold a party in the street,
"Open House," with people milling around,
Once "social distancing is in the past,
And we can all start living normal lives.

The corona virus has...Read More
Categories: tales, celebration, change, children, drink, feelings, house,
Form: Sestina
Premium Member On My First Attempt To Read Canterbury Tales
Lo! If I had the time to climb
An Everest of rhythmic rhyme,
I’d find my mind is wandering,
Meandering through desert clime.

Medieval words that seem absurd,
Countless of which I’ve never heard!
My ear may hear, though wondering
And pondering what just occurred.

If days had...Read More
Categories: tales, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
Maybe they complained too soon
When you carried your dreams in your heart
Little did you know that they were to be crushed in the start
Your body shook the whole world when washed ashore
The innocence in your cute face and the body with vim
Got reduced to...Read More
Categories: tales, absence, abuse, betrayal, death of a friend,
Form: Prose Poetry
Shore Temple
They stood a test of time,
Yet glorified is this shrine,
Build around 700 AD with some submerged and some exposed..
Proudly does she overlook the Bay of Bengal,
As she remains as one of the oldest structural temple,
Who constantly keeps glorifying our ancient...Read More
Categories: tales, angel, faith, mystery, mythology, people, places, religious,
Form: Bio
In a stable, a birth happened, 
Amongst a cow and a donkey;
The animals look at each other,
They never expected a monkey.

The money was cute and smiling
The gorilla laid on a manger,
The mother was pleased with the outcome
The first visitor was...Read More
Categories: tales, parody,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Below Cathedral Peak
Alone, I camp below Cathedral Peak – 

God, I know you’re not whom we say you are
and you should have a good case for slander.
What fantastic tales we tell about you; 
I wonder if the more nonsensical,
makes, absurdly, you more...Read More
Categories: tales, mountains, nature, philosophy, religion,
Form: Free verse
Tales of the Gottaways
grandpa, a hard rock fisherman
and fractured fly rod journeyman 
eyed a fish in the morning mist 
kissing with giggle and lemon twist

he said he saw a bobbing head
round and fat with locks of red
six feet tall as the tale is...Read More
Categories: tales, fishing, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member On Art As I See It
Blessed are those rulers that kindly share their greatness
Blessed are the rich that gladly share their wealth
Blessed are the truly wise that share their understandings.

Though in the real world, artists find, very rare.

Twice blessed are the rare places ruled
That provide...Read More
Categories: tales, adventure, art, how i feel, inspiration, journey,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Waking Up With Ilene
Every morning, before my caffeine 
I enjoy waking up with Ilene.
No, it's not what you think -
I wake up with her INK;
The fun thoughts of her daily routine!

She writes poems day out and day in,
With an admirable discipline.
Every day, a...Read More
Categories: tales, morning, poetess,
Form: Limerick
Returning the Compliment
I’ve spent years and years on my computer staring at the screen,
tapping on the alphabet; typing out a quirky poet scene.
A thesaurus is the saving grace when this poet needs a sign,   
so in the end in my...Read More
Categories: tales, humor,
Form: Rhyme