Ballads are songlike poems. They tell stories that often deal with adventure and romance. Traditional ballads recount tragic, comic, or heroic stories with emphasis on a dramatic event. They usually are in the form of a quatrain or four lined stanza (ABAC). Ballads don't usually directly message the situation, moral, or event of the story but let the audience find it for themselves.


By Piyush Dey


It is nothing else,

But mistakes that make us learn

a beautiful ballad of life,

Though this heart laments,

Perhaps for the time being gone,

the pain whirls out soon,

It doesn't stay long.

And then our heart again waits,

For a beautiful spring,

To come out with it's sighs and mummers,

And a more beautiful ballad of life

all over again.