Very well-known in fiction, many poems also employ this two-part structure which turns from telling a story to offering the lesson(s) of that story.
“Reading,” by Michael Fried (in The Next Bend in the Road, p. 35).
“Evolution,” by Eliza Griswold (in Wideawake Field (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007): 66).
“The Epileptic,” by Jon Loomis (in Vanitas Motel (Oberlin, OH: Oberlin College Press, 1998): 18-19).
“John Chapman,” by Mary Oliver (in American Primitive (New York: Little Brown & Co., 1984); reprinted in Dark Horses: Poets on Overlooked Poems, edited by Joy Katz and Kevin Prufer (Urbana, IL: U of Illinois P, 2007): 124-25).
“Scary, No Scary,” by Zachary Schomburg Word to the wise.
Here are some stories that refuse a moral:
“Two Trees,” by Don Paterson (in Rain (New York: FSG, 2009): 3). Paterson reads “Two Trees” here.