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:
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.
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