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Absurdity Poems

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New Poems

       mere breath          herding the wind

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Categories: absurdity, christian, education,
Form: Verse

A Vain Word
A Vain Word
by Michael R. Burch

Oleanders at dawn preen extravagant whorls
as I read in leaves’ Sanskrit brief moments remaining
till sunset implodes, till the moon strands grey pearls
under moss-stubbled oaks, full of whispers, complaining
to the minions of autumn, how swiftly life...Read More
Categories: absurdity, autumn, beauty, extended metaphor, grief, heartbreak, moon,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Smudged Ink
Loin cloth draped around his anorexic body the Buddha

Searched for the Middle Way between Nothing and All

Counted his blessings and figs as his thoughts focussed

In meditation for humility compassion and lasting peace

The tree of life’s branches lightened his shadows of...Read More
Categories: absurdity, philosophy,
Form: Free verse

How do I drown out
The dimwitted stupidity
Of your foolhardy rants
The halfwitted folly of your absurdity
The madness of your lunacy
Who in heaven’s name
Do you think you’re fooling
You’re so generous with disparaging remarks
What have you ever accomplished
How dare you pretend to sit...Read More
Categories: absurdity, angst, irony, rude,
Form: Free verse
Accumulating Anger: When the Clock Chimed 9
I took a long, thought-provoking walk
I jumped off the car, never knowing why
I looked out the window and began to talk
Accumulating anger got the best of me - I can't deny

I saw her kiss a man
Anger got the best of...Read More
Categories: absurdity, angst, conflict, emotions, friend, lost love, love
Form: Free verse

Premium Member LI'L ODYSSEY

early morn
packed a lunch
for him 'n me
bent on
escaping bored ennui
/ map in hand for odyssey \
/   a thermos of hot chai tea   \
/    my cat sitting on my knee    ...Read More
Categories: absurdity, adventure, change, journey, nature, sea, travel, water,
Form: Shape
Crocodile Medicine
I always said that when I die,
I would love to return as a butterfly.
One with yellow, velvet dominions,
Fragile and lofty pinions.

I confused freedom of flight,
With a more placid folly of delight.
I fancied a short life of absurdity,
Rather than one of...Read More
Categories: absurdity, animal, growth, mythology, native american, nature, spiritual,
Form: I do not know?
If absurdity
is the only reality

Time is the new servant
—to what lies within

(Dreamsleep: October, 2019)
...Read More
Categories: absurdity, time,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Paintings By Chimps

Chimps can't see color like you and me
Sadly, only in shades of grey do they see
But paintings by chimps
Buyers love the tints
As for me, I can't stop giggling at the absurdity

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Categories: absurdity, hilarious,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member A Paean for the Marx Brothers
THE MARX BROTHERS or The Unimportance of Being Earnest

I will praise the brothers Marx for their absurdity
As all ‘fools’ who mask high wisdom with the artless
May they lift our spirits faced with an adversity
The rejection of such gladness would be...Read More
Categories: absurdity, happiness, hilarious,
Form: Sonnet

Premium Member The Beauty of Dying Flowers

Do, at night, flowers dream of their death?
The thought, admittedly is a poetic one,
but I find that absurdity,
is often a step ahead of knowledge.
I, being less self-absorbed than the frailest weed,
never dream of death, for death dreams of me,
it crawls...Read More
Categories: absurdity, poverty,
Form: Blank verse
was it worhol
name my fifteen
minutes of fame
as if a countdown
to launch some sort

of absurdity to some
degree let us see
what counts and
what doesn't 

subtract any childhood
newspaper or stories
that glorified me 
before i knew 

who me was
but as in tales
and reading

yarrow sticks
or tarot cards
not...Read More
Categories: absurdity, muse,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Mist and Circumstance
Sunlit slivers of youthful fantasies
chase me, floating on beautiful foolishness -
life was meant to be pastel holidays,
sky-blue Sundays and whimsical storylines.

Time turned brittle and strange, the air became
smoky, riddled with flux and absurdity,
slate-grey Tuesdays undid me; somehow I 
lost the...Read More
Categories: absurdity, color, dark, life,
Form: Blank verse
The Fervent Atheist
She left the tent in holy fervor,
Hell-bent to spread the Word.
The Spirit moved and made her quiver;
No act of faith was too absurd.

She knocked on doors, she spoke with zeal,
Her faith she shared in earnest.
There was no doubt God’s love...Read More
Categories: absurdity, atheist, faith, funny love, jesus, mythology, religion,
Form: Light Verse
Crying At The Crib
It's sad to say but we're pathetic today; cuz we're 
childishly crying at the crib 
We're screaming, and shouting and drooling at the mouth. 
I swear we all need bibs. 
Tear stained faces contorted and grimly unsorted; that 
mindfully should...Read More
Categories: absurdity, anger, bereavement, betrayal, cry, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sonnet for the Silly

A blessing on all kinds of action silly
Let our God not be a solemn old curmudgeon
The folly that belies the serious dark and chilly
Which imposes stark importance with a bludgeon

For freed of strictures rife with disapproval
The spirit...Read More
Categories: absurdity, humor,
Form: Sonnet
A poem by a confusionist
Green Salad and white Carpet 
Red Chilies and Black magic 
Falling Rain the vibgayar 
What is this? Absurdity?

Blind Eyes Blind Heart
Black Tea and again black magic
Tea spoon, sugar for an ant 
Cane for an Elephant
What is this? Reality?

Clever Horse racing,...Read More
Categories: absurdity, christian, grave, loss, love, metaphor,
Form: ABC
yet more
if i'm spending
my time writing
whimsy about
her and not
himsy how
can i speak
about myself
sitting mystically
on a shelf 

wealth is not
something i've
accrued nor
have used to
win what i won
over time on the
one yard line do
you think i'll

but what i want
above the surface
of an absurdity
is...Read More
Categories: absurdity, muse,
Form: I do not know?
Leave Them Laughing
She, Gilda, would run into wall -
he, Chevy, orchestrate fumbling fall -
simply to invoke chuckle, chortle,
titter, spontaneous guffaw.

Carol’s impersonation of lone cleaner,
Bob’s deadpan unsmiling demeanor,
spoke on some basic level to all -
providing service of social screener.

She, Joan, of clever deprecation...Read More
Categories: absurdity, humor,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member JUST A SPECK

NASA’s Voyager launched
For interplanetary travel
Sending home wild snapshots
Of our solar system and beyond
Giving us an awestruck concept
Of the wide expanse of galaxies
A vastness inconceivable

The irony so laughable
Over the ridiculousness
The infinitesimal triviality
The absurdity of man’s
Outrageously oversized ego
As like a king he...Read More
Categories: absurdity, adventure, mystery, nature, perspective, space, travel, universe,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member FactoidMan and ShallowMan - Part 1
[Well, ShallowMan’s ne’er at a loss
for voicing shallow thoughts that gloss.
With trenchant wit he reaps the dross
when seeking sense in applesauce.

But to his aid flies FactoidMan
who always has a Fact at hand;
with him, who needs a whether-man
to answer “if?” or...Read More
Categories: absurdity, society, truth, universe,
Form: Rhyme
Afrika I mourn
Afrika I mourn 

After all, I had to resume, disparities taught
Good and evil, to acknowledge virtue of vice
Halfnaked I walk trailing the ethos of culture 
Footprints that are permanent and so rinsed...
Their marking ever fixed for generations yet
To perceive the...Read More
Categories: absurdity, allusion,
Form: Ballade
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I'm looking for a female with a personality other than herself
Someone different from me. Tranquilized, homogenized and light
Traumatized by clowns and cotton candy
This individual should be alive at the time...Read More
Categories: absurdity, absence, abuse, appreciation, business, confusion, relationship, silly,
Form: Light Verse
Good bye 2018
Good bye 2018
31 Dec 2018  1:11 Pm

Good bye 2018
A year of absurdity and obscene

I am glad to see you fade
Such evil memories were made

Corruption in our government so deep and dark
Evil forces tearing us apart

Making women men and men...Read More
Categories: absurdity, new year,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member About That Certain Thing Called Nonsense
About That Certain Thing Called Nonsense

Nonsense is that certain symbolic communication form
that oft pervades our human space with its absurdity!

All of us from time-to-time have had to deal with some
people who revel and rave in it to provoke a response.

Making...Read More
Categories: absurdity, allegory, deep, image, life, metaphor, nonsense, symbolism,
Form: Couplet