Ripped Away

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 - Narrative
Narrative poetry is poetry that tells a story.
In its broadest sense, it includes epic poetry;
some would reserve the name narrative poetry for works 
on a smaller scale and generally with more direct appeal 
to human interest than the epic.

An example of a narrative poem would be:

The Raven
by Edgar Allan Poe

In boyhood a love of football
occupied him after school
work was done.  Rangy, and tall,
he metamorphosed to teenage cool.

He turned to experimenting,
beginning what would be
a lifelong love of smoking
cigarettes, occasionally weed.

His mother and father, estranged
from early years, left him with mom,
who turned boy against dad with rage.
In later life, boy felt time had come

to seek out dad.  He'd grown to a man.
Father and son became a close team.
Son's second marriage produced Stan,
a son, and father vowed never to leave.

Moving up in the business world
he used his technical skills.
Respect was easily earned
as he possessed wit and good will.

He should have had a good, long life
but it was taken–ripped away
when his tower fell under strife
on a sunny September day.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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