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Accessible Poems

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New Poems

Self Destructive Self-Defense Mechanism
Gorging upon self-indulgence
while your soul lies starving in the corner
Dissociatively liberated from consequence
as the host endures accountability

Psychotically clinging to a desirable fiction
(an accessible and depraved fantasy)
and basking in its soothing narratives
whenever the tangible becomes inconvenient

Dipping sporadically into a permeable
realm of...Read More
Categories: accessible, introspection, philosophy, psychological,
Form: Free verse

Epigrams III
by Ko Un
translation by Michael R. Burch

At Auschwitz
piles of glasses,
mountains of shoes...
returning, we stared out different windows.


by Michael R. Burch

Conformists of a feather
flock together.


Fahr an' Ice
by Michael R. Burch

From what I know of death, I'll side with those
who'd like to...Read More
Categories: accessible, humor, literature, philosophy, poems, satire, words, writing,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member Solo Performance
It had been a hellish week.

On Monday
my lonely and tired AfricanAmerican husband
told me, as gently as possible,
that what I had hoped was a temporary separation
is to be extended into perpetuity.

This separation had been scheduled to terminate
when my Fetal Alcohol daughter...Read More
Categories: accessible, age, earth, family, health, integrity, nature, spiritual,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Wishing Different Ways
As painful as your transparency is,
I appreciate the integrity you have found
to say this parting of shared habitations
has moved from temporary
to permanent
for you;
for us.

I would have preferred a resurrection
from temporary separation
to permanent mutual admiration,
but I trust you, too,
prefer this shared...Read More
Categories: accessible, break up, environment, health, integrity, lost love,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Capital Investment Problems
A cold and calculating problem
I see
is finding resonantly warm motivation
for resilient employment
by following mere capital short-term acquisition norms
for sacred vocational gravitas,
and maybe a smidge of gratitude--
where "smidge" is warmly defined
as the opposite of cold hegemony.

Back in the golden age
of NeverLand,

Perhaps...Read More
Categories: accessible, appreciation, caregiving, community, engagement, health, humor, integrity,
Form: Political Verse

Premium Member The Living Force of Forever
When night comes and the house sleeps
The windows display a dark quiet 
Sleep has ended this I know
There in the tall thick pines that meet
I can hear the sounds of the owl 
Softly calling out the same note 
Over and...Read More
Categories: accessible, inspirational, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Earth's Body of Teaching
Encultured bodies teach in binary history
of masculine elite win/lose entitled living dominance
and feminine non-elite sadly dying recessive
bipolar cultures.

Elite white straight males
of Western mind
and patriarchal heartlessness
learn to produce predative efficient seeds
donated to preferably receptive women
to carry
and give birth to healthy future...Read More
Categories: accessible, body, culture, earth, education, environment, health, psychological,
Form: Political Verse
Ahmad Faraz translations
The Eager Traveler
by Ahmad Faraz
translation by Michael R. Burch

Even in the torture chamber, I was the lucky one;
When each lottery was over, unaccountably I had won.

And even the mightiest rivers found accessible refuge in me;
Though I was called an arid...Read More
Categories: accessible, urdu,
Form: Verse
The Board
Accessible rhyme is never good.
The penalty is understood—
soft titters from dark board rooms where
the businessmen paste on their hair
and, Colonel Klinks, defend the Muse
with reprimands of Dr. Seuss.

The best book of the age sold two,
or three, or four (but not...Read More
Categories: accessible, poems,
Form: Sonnet
Urdu Translations
Translations by Michael R. Burch

Last Night 
Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Last night, your memory stole into my heart
as spring sweeps uninvited through barren gardens
as morning breezes revive dormant deserts
as a patient suddenly feels better for no apparent reason

Strange Currents
Amir Khusrow

O Khusrow, the...Read More
Categories: accessible, urdu,
Form: Verse

Being real
Being real.
What does this mean.
Being authentic?
Telling people what you really think.
Not letting others opinions affect your decisions.
But I'm going to say it again what is real?
Your environment, the things you've experienced, your conditioning, societal norms have created YOU.
What happens when...Read More
Categories: accessible, confidence, creation, culture, devotion, endurance, introspection, strength,
Form: Abecedarian
Premium Member Slow-Cooked Conversion Stories
I was raised in one of those white nationalist churches,
passing itself off as a Christian evangelical Bible church,
where "evangelical" meant fundamental
and "fundamental" meant we did not interpret scripture
but accepted it as God's literal trans-historical Word
of universal white male dominant
Bible thumping...Read More
Categories: accessible, childhood, christian, earth, faith, health, integrity, senses,
Form: Political Verse
If I weren't afraid

If I weren't afraid
I would have been 
into the darkness
you allured me with
two silky windows and
the orchard beyond

The painting now peels off
as I
after crossing over
thousands of miles
am still rummaging 
for the orchard
through a clutter

The thick floor hid it
the secret inside
deep...Read More
Categories: accessible, anxiety,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Fawn Gate

A fawn 
in a dawning
of a morning
Head rise
and espies
high skies
Find edibles
It jerks
one lurks
now alert
harm perceives
imminent believes
escapes heaves

2019 September 11

...Read More
Categories: accessible, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Green Sanctuary Propositions
Who are you most longing to become?

How we answer this is different for an ancient rooted tree
than for a recent immigrant
searching for a niche of stable self-sufficiency.

Who we already have become together
feels more important to thriving groves of WiseElders
than to...Read More
Categories: accessible, age, caregiving, community, health, integrity, peace, trust,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Machines With Madmen Groaning
Machines With Madmen Groaning

Machines with madmen groaning above me at 10 thousand feet,
Grumbling and growling like maniac sky monsters slurping on bloody prey,
Those steel dragons of yore spewing fire and corpses into the excesses,
Like Rodan and Godzilla maiming each other...Read More
Categories: accessible, heartbreak,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I dreamt of you
I dreamt of you last night.
Musty mist swirled around, 
Feverish fog muddled my vision.
In panic, I dreamt I could not find you.

I searched into the labyrinth of my mind,
Where spectral haze impeded me.	
I combed the place and crawled, 
To the...Read More
Categories: accessible, dream,
Form: Free verse
Accessible Road


Topic: Birthday of Arcel A. Brimon (May 17) 
Form: Vertical Monocrostic...Read More
Categories: accessible, birthday,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member Eleven Hundred Thousand
What would your therapeutic family do
with an extra eleven hundred thousand?
A surplus donated beyond perennial operational expenses
for birthing and maintaining healthy lives
and burying and repurposing nutritional death.

Let's invite co-investors to take back ten percent;
a million will do peacefully fine.

I would...Read More
Categories: accessible, community, earth, health, integrity, money, peace,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member SPECIAL REVELATION deuteronomy detailed pt4

life is one
     all of a piece
     a life of obediencr
           a devotion to detail
we have
      ...Read More
Categories: accessible, christian, poetry,
Form: Ekphrasis
It flows like a candy in the mouth
It strikes like lightning through the night
It strives like hunger
It matures like a red wine

It is not a hobby nor a chore
A necessity it is
It is not acquired nor accessible
A blessing it is

It...Read More
Categories: accessible, africa, appreciation, art, creation, freedom, inspirational, motivation,
Form: Free verse
Writer's cramp here I come
Writer's cramp here I come...
(to the rescue and save the day
and hoop fully a damsel in distress!)

Impending thunderstorm
"FAKE" MAGA (nah) if fuss sent)
thwarted, torpedoed - dag nabbit, and trumped
assigned, mandated, and self selected
online poetic writing session.

Yours truly forced to re-learn...Read More
Categories: accessible, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 1st
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Playground Peacemaker
She knows what it means,
and must never not mean,
to work with newborn win/win children
perverted by wounding RightWing patriarchal punishments
overpowering LeftWing ecofeminist invitations
to liberality of loyal transparency 
and lovely vulnerability.

When she asserted her sociological conclusion:
Too many cooperatively schooled kids
feel and act...Read More
Categories: accessible, appreciation, caregiving, change, conflict, courage, health, integrity,
Form: Political Verse
Festival of the Fools
Festival of the Fools!

Festival of the Fools
in which is celebrated in different culture as different names
originally celebrated by most cultures on January first
which was first coined in Great Britain in 1861
celebrates inclusive art of busking 
and street performance
with foolish fun...Read More
Categories: accessible, art, beauty, celebration, city, drink, fantasy, giggle,
Form: List
Premium Member COMPENDIUM of a FAVOURED theme
Ingrained die hard,
We need a helping hand
To disrobe,transmute our inner
free from above,
Embedded in our heart
With loving kindness,ready to
Fountain of  life
Beginning and our end-
For all to see,was and will be
Our God
God who
is alive,active
And of the loving kind-
I...Read More
Categories: accessible, christian, poems,
Form: Verse