She sleeps in snow white death . . .
a hundred years of time
pass into nothing . . .
for who remembers her?
except for those who perished with her? (The Legend of Evermore)
Hello, and thanks for dropping by my fantasy poetry website. It’s considered by many as the best single author fantasy poetry site on the web, and has been ranked as #1 or #2 on the web for “best fantasy poetry” since 2011. That’s when I began. Right now, I believe it contains 54 of the best fantasy poems and narrative poems on the web by a modern poet, all written by me, and while I wouldn’t rank all 54 as the best fantasy poems ever written – I’d still put at least half of them as equal to any others you can find, by any one, any poet, any topic, or in any century so long as in the genre of narrative poetry. Anyway, most of my poems are original stories, and with rare exception almost all my poems tell a complete story. Many of the older ones are written in a classic fantasy poetry mode, some have more contemporary themes, and also there are several that put into fantasy poetry many of the Disney Classics. Classic stories such as my Cinderella fantasy poem, Beauty and the Beast fantasy poem, Snow White fantasy poem, Hansel and Gretel fantasy poem, and even my Rapunzel fantasy poem. More of these are to come, plus I’ve really gotten into Cowboy poetry and American West type stories/poems as of late – although mostly just a few of the older ones currently appear on this website, with the rest normally appearing in YouTube videos I’ve done on some of my cowboy poems, or just head to the new cowboy poetry website I’ve done under my western cowboy story pseudonym, “Marshal T. Justice. The link to that new cowboy poetry website is www.oldwestpoems.com.
Likewise, if you love “World of Warcraft”, or “Game of Thrones” you’ve definitely come to the right place, and are going to love the other narrative fantasy poems on this website. Most of my earlier narrative fantasy poems are stories set to poetry that were inspired by the “sword and sorcery” tales of Robert E. Howard (Conan the Barbarian), “The Hobbit” series by J. R. R. Tolkien, “The Chronicles of Narnia” series by C. S. Lewis, and a host of other great books of their kind. These narrative fantasy poems and flash fiction are about great battles, brave warriors, wizards, witches, and more — all with a message, and often a moral — and all are complete stories even though they are in poetic form. In fact, for twelve consecutive years my fantasy poetry website has been ranked #1 on the web for “fantasy poems” and “fantasy poetry” by Google. Today, it continues to be considered by many as the best single author website for fantasy poems, and narrative poetry in the nation, and also has a following in several other countries. Moreover, since most of the poems also tell a complete story they also qualify as both “narrative poetry”, “speculative poetry”, and “flash fiction” — all of which normally include an incredible background image which I use to try to project what I feel is the mood of the poem.
This website contains those works that I consider not only my best fantasy poems, but many other forms of narrative poetry. For instance, my early fantasy poem, The Dream, is a haunting love story that will pull you into its center as it envelopes you. Likewise, a more recent fantasy poem and voted a “best poem”, “A British Soldier in Zululand“, takes you directly into the Zulu battlefield exactly as Ruyard Kipling would have done, and likely written it — almost one hundred fifty years ago. It is a poem that puts you in the center of the battle, and is an experience I guarantee you will not forget! Then, if you want a terrific fantasy poem based on a very popular song, try my narrative poem, The Yellow Ribbon, and take a trip on a Greyhound Bus across the country, and into the past while you share a ride with a teenage girl and her brother headed west to California, and the convict they meet on the way. Then, for a story now almost one century old try my fantasy poetry version of the very popular story that first originated in Viking lore called: Rainbow Bridge. This is a moving story and fantasy poem that tells the tale of loving pets who have passed on, and now await the passing of their master or mistress, to journey together to Heavens Gate. Please bring some Kleenex for that one! Or, my Disney type fantasy poems for which I have a huge online following – such as Hansel and Gretel, or try my top rated fantasy poem with over 14,000 hits, Beauty and the Beast; fantasy poem, or my very popular fantasy poem, Cinderella poem, or a top ranked favorite of the Disney type fantasy poems, Snow White, with over 8,000 hits on the web. It is a narrative fantasy poem that tells the entire Disney version of Snow White in poetic form. There’s even science fiction and metaphysical like fantasy poetry such as Star Bender and The Seven Moons of Dargoor. You might even try my two personal favorites: The Good King and Faithful Knight, a tale of an older, but brave knight who falls on hard times only to be accidentally rediscovered by his beloved king, and restored to honor and fortune by the king who’s life he once saved on the battlefield, or my top personal choice of both flash fiction and fantasy poetry, The Warrior and the River, a very short fantasy poem that tells the tale of a warrior long worn out from constant wars who in a moment of rare rest, reflects on his life, and longs for the peace and tranquility he has often dreamed about. That poem is really an analogy of my life and battles as a trial lawyer, and my yearning to retire and break free of the stress, and constant courtroom battles. A fantasy poem that eventually led me to the path of being able to retire from law, and spend more time writing the fantasy poems for which I am now known.
Now, if you read my work — especially the more fantasy poetry — you may notice at times that I sometimes mix styles together — and when I do I assure you, it is intentional. A really good example of that is my fantasy poem The Legend of Evermore. Lots of styles all intentionally mixed together, and is just the way I sometimes like to write. As a poet, I believe I have the absolute choice to write exactly how I please, free from traditional rules. My only rules are: the words must flow – the story must be clear – the characters must be memorable. If my work meets that test — that’s all that is necessary. I also believe that each fantasy poem should normally have an image background to “set the mood” of the poem. I have taken these images from the web, and often there was no way of knowing who the artist was who created the image. I’ve done the best I can trying to find the creators, and putting that information at the end of each poem, and if you happen to see an image you recognize, and know the artist – please let me know so I can add that in. Of course, the artwork, video attachments, and images (like in the Cinderella poem) are separately owned by the artist who created it, or company who sponsored the work. Only the poems are mine.
For whatever it’s worth – I began writing fantasy poems, flash fiction, and narrative poetry back in 2011 after a serious shoulder injury. It was a way of dealing with the extreme pain, and a long period of healing. Within ten months of beginning it, my website was ranked with the top three “fantasy poetry” websites in the nation, and by the end of a year – it was ranked #1 in the nation for both fantasy poetry, and fantasy poems. It stayed ranked as #1 fantasy poetry website in the nation for five solid years, but then I stopped writing for two years, and the online rankings slipped dramatically. Finally, I decided to redo the website myself in September 2018, and took online classes to learn how to do that. What you now see was initially completed in December 2018 after taking a year of online courses on web development to figure it out, and just starting in 2022 I have begun redoing the poem navigation which you can see developing on the “experiment” page. I highly suggest you take a look as besides navigation, the page is visually unique, and getting better all the time as I continue to work on it.
However, for now, to assist in navigating the site, you’ll find a list of the fantasy poems on this site at the very bottom of each of my poems that you can link to, and also a limited list with links, on the right side of each poem. You can also search by category, or as I hope you’ll give a try, feel free to try the “experiment” page for a more visual experience in poem selection.
On a completely different note, in late May of 2021, I began adding a completely new category of poems. These poems are about major news stories and current events that have deeply touched or disturbed me to the extent I’ve begun placing these into narrative poetry. I’ve also done a video on YouTube where I combined music, poetry, and images. Take a look if you’re so inclined on this link. I also have a number of YouTube videos of my cowboy poetry which can be found under my real name “Jon Gutmacher”, but appear under my western story pseudonym, “Marshal T. Justice”. If you ask why a pseudonym? It just feels more natural when I’m writing my western stories, and cowboy poetry.
Last, if you like any of the poems, fantasy, romance, war, Disney, or whatever — I’d really appreciate if you would take a moment to send me a brief comment. I rarely get any feedback at all, and when I do I find I am really inspired to write, and quite frankly, without them I often get a bit depressed about nobody giving a damn, and stop writing for weeks or months at a time until somehow the inspiration begins again. So, in case you can spare a minute, there is a contact form page for that purpose, or just shoot an email to: marshalTjustice@yahoo.com. I’d really get a big kick out of that.
So, thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you’ll love these fantasy and other type poems as much as I do.
List of Poems & Flash Fiction
The Unfair War I watched the rockets from my bedall aimed at Israel to make them dead It was a welcome sight to seejust kill the Jewsthe way to be I prayed to Allahto make them deadthat is exactly whatI thought and said And then the bombs camefrom the skyIsrael…
“The Cowgirl” cowboy poem, or perhaps to be more appropriate — “cowgirl poem”, is not your typical cowgirl story set to poetry. Instead, “The Cowgirl” is a great story and cowboy poem about a young gal whose daddy owns a big cattle ranch out West, and who can better most…
Sarah was something like a tornado
blowing thru the town at a two hundred miles an hour
Nineteen years old
long flowing hair as red as the deepest sunset
A deep set of emerald green eyes
that could burst a young man’s heart just from a stare
and a set of hips that could get a man in trouble
just for the lookin’
Do you know the story of Peter Pan?
Who lived in a place called Neverland?
or the Lost Boys who lived there too?
All of them, you knew?
Little Red Riding Hood story put to poetry. A Little Red Riding Hood poem.
In my opinion these are my top 10 best fantasy poems and narrative poems.
As ghost crabs meander
across its gates
I dig a moat
the ocean waits
The father came and saw the child – a tear was in his eye
and tried to smile to show his love – but sometime father’s cry
An adult fairy tale about a handsome prince very successful with the ladies who falls for an evil witch, and pays a heavy price.
A bold knight doubts the existence of the fairy people until his Queen makes him a bet, and shows him how wrong he is.
In this dragon fantasy poem a brave knight finds fear, and is defeated for the first time as the dragon is far more powerful and frightening than he could ever imagine.
When a Tidal Wave/Tsunami strikes a peaceful beach town, one man struggles to survive its horror in this action packed narrative fantasy poem.
This is the story of Rapunzel as a fantasy poem with a marvelous background illustration. “Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Let down your hair”
This awesome story and fantasy poem of two brothers, both mountain men, separated by a life and death fight with injuns, and their surprise reunion.