“A narrative poem is a poem that contains conflict. The 3 essential ingredients to a narrative poem is time, place, and actions. Writing a narrative poem can be a bit challenging because it can get difficult to keep the conflict going.”
An example of a narrative poem is: “Buying Wine” by Sebastian Matthews.
When you’re young, you make stupid choices
picking her was easy, it was leaving the rest along that was hard
It’s hard to try and fit in, but also be so big that you cant
even fit through the rails.
As me and you went up it felt like everything else started to
go down, we didn’t see that we were breaking each other so I
guess you can just say we were blind to the fact.
The fact that I wasn’t good for you and you obviously
weren’t good for me, honestly I mean looking how we ended
fighting from start to ending
I give up you win take all that you want.
I’m going to move on and sing a different song
Electric keyboard or beautiful,
shiny grand, as long as it has
88 keys and a damper pedal, I’m
ready to soar.
Delicate fingers float across the ivory keys, songs of love and
power fill the room.
Family and friends gather around
and listen intently, dreading the end of every piece.
Instrumental of power, the piano
can out do every instrument with
In a concert hall, it shimmers it
the spotlight gleaming on the
giant stage, awaiting someone to
accompany it on the stool in front.
It longs to be touched and
pressed lightly. It needs to be
with someone of skill. It yearns
to feel the lingering echo of it’s
strings inside plucking away.
And when you’re away, it
waits for your return. Collecting
dust, it waits for days and maybe
months, but you never return.
It remembers your warm, your fingers running delicately across
the ivory keys and echo that once filled the room.
You remember too.
I smell the cedar, i’m resting on
the sound of hooves hit the
They’re incapable of finding me
within the labyrinth of wheat
I can’t breathe
even though the air is clear
I want to run back, and pretend as if
this isn’t happening
but I can’t
My hands carefully graze the
closing my eyes, I picture myself
stroking my mothers short
the breeze hits my legs
reminding me of my father’s
the horses stop
I open my eyes into darkness
the stars fall as I walk
into a unknown direction leaning.
I wake up everyday still expecting you.
Expecting to see your face.
Expecting to smell your smell.
Expecting to taste your taste.
I go to sleep wanting to forget you.
Forget to feel your hurt.
Forget to feel your pain.
Forget to feel your loss.
You say that you feel bad. Feel sorry.
Sorry for “Leading you on.”
Sorry for hurting me.,
Sorry that you are not truly sorry.
But it’s now time for me to say goodbye.
Goodbye to those fake blue eyes.
Goodbye to your infectious smile.
Goodbye to the sorry’s that are not sorry.
Mom bought Ice Cream
Yummy in my Tummy
Creeps in the kitchen
“BOOM!” Got caught
“SWISH!” I got snatched
“WIMP, WIMP!” Tears roll down my face,
but being snatched, was worth the taste.
Late Friday nights
suppose to be the nights
I be all booed and cuddled
up with my girl, but her
parent’s just ain’t getting it.
Yeah, I’m Chris and I’ve made
a lot of bad choices in my past
but, I’m a changed man.
My girl Justine means the world
to me I would never let anything
become between us. Not even her
Walking down Clay Ave
to release my anger
I walked up to the
corner and thought
for a moment
pacing myself I can’t
let this happen.
I went to get things
fired up at her house
I want her parents
to see how I really feel.
I love you.
She love you too.
But whats sad, you and I will never
You choose to divide her legs
which lead you to cheat and
forget your relationship you once had
with me. You say you need me, I need
you too. But where were you when I was
waiting up night and day for you.
Don’t beg me stay cause I’m still
walking away. I’m tired of yo’
bullshit. And that’s why today
is our last goodbye day.
Once upon a time
there was a knight
who guarded the princess
everyday, every night
They were best of friend’s
but secretly he had a crush
he would take his time to tell her
because he was too scared to rush
but one day a dragon came
and took her by surprise
he saw the fear in her face
as he looked her in the eye’s
The dragon took her to his lair
which sat on the mountain
the knight suited up grabbed his sword
and got some water from a fountain
7 days and 7 nights
he traveled for her love
he didn’t think, didn’t as question
he did it just because.
He made it to the mountain top
and pulled the sword off his belt
he looked the princess in the eye’s
and told her how he felt
to his surprise, and his demise
she said “let’s just be friends”
he turned around and with no sound
he left her to die.
Soaked with sweat I feel the pulse of my
heart all through my body
I push on but with every lap I’m more exhausted
I am past my breaking point
with every punch my fist heavy
with every kick I feel my muscles
My trainer pushes me to do drills
drills that makes my body crumble under
This is my chance
the moment that I use my mind
to prove it’s over matter
I want to be a champion
I struggled with anger
As I twist the knob of the ancient dead over
I turn to look at my co-worker, Josh with glasses
He has worked in the stained kitchen all summer
he should know how to start this stupid oven
time was running out the door
Josh tried and tired
the dead oven laid silent
I radio Kevin
Maybe he can turn the oven on
Kevin and I both on the floor next to the dead oven
trying to think creatively
then an idea hit with wide eyes
the intern house
As I sat in the car with the hot steaming water and raw rice
the water jumped
my leg sting
only for a little while
The intern house, I ran over to the young oven
the young oven us alive
yet minutes flew by
with raw rice so still
I frowned, seeing it not ready
with a worried face, I thought hard and long
because I was 30 minutes late for dinner
with a team impatiently waiting
I had an idea and popped open the oven
with oven mittens, I sat the rice next to dinner
ready to be served.