Ballad

A ballad poem is a simple narrative poem of folk origin, composed in short stanzas and adapted for singing.

                                                    Example of a ballad poem

                                                         By Don Johnson

                                   ARE YOU AWARE IN YOUR MIND OF MINDS,

                                      THAT HATRED IS TO THE SELF UNKIND,

                                      FORGIVE FORGET AND JUST MOVE ON,

                                             DO IT AND THE WEIGHT IS GONE,

                                                THIS CALMNESS IS SUBLIME.

                                            HATRED DRIVEN MURDER COMES,

                                REVENGE THE CURSE ON THE BRAIN THAT NUMBS,

                                    THY REBELS CAUSE - WHERE THERE IS NONE,

                                                    SO BLINDED IS THE WISE,

                                         SICKNESS CAME WITH HATREDS CURSE,

                                         EYE FOR AN EYE - SO GOES THE VERSE,

                               CONTROL OF BRAIN, does THE MIND REHEARSE,

                                                PUT OUT THE FIRE, INSANE!!!

                  AND YOU'LL BE WELL AGAIN, TO TAKE UP WRITING VERSE???

                                                                      AGAIN?

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