There is much discussion on the net about the "new narrative." Here's a page by Dana Gioia.
I think I have always written this way- Ruby Redd (scroll down), Scavenger-The Junkman's Tale (won a prize not online), my April 5 NaPoMo entry.
They don't rhyme, aren't ballads, but have the same flow. Thoughts on your work?
And now for something completely different-
here's an interesting request-
bleeding on the page- submit now!
I wrote mine with a tampon