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Adage Poems

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Self quarantined misanthrope pitched into purgatory wham
Self quarantined misanthrope pitched into purgatory wham!

Ably cane resign eternal damnation (mine)
courtesy devil specially engraved telegram
prestidigitation found me vanishing shazam,
without a trace I disappeared in thin air voila
Earthly travails atop horns of dilemma ram
into me buttucks pitching yours truly ma'am

hoisted...Read More
Categories: adage, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, allusion,
Form: Dramatic Verse

Aphorisms 1
Does your conniption fit?...Read More
Categories: adage, fun, funny, humor, humorous, parody, silly, wisdom,
Form: Prose
Hedonist Word Play

Recently Flackmoth came across a word
he had never seen before, much less heard.
And too lazy to look for his dictionary–
under piles of litter scattered randomly
throughout the house–decided he’d figure out
what the strange word might be about.
But all in vain. And...Read More
Categories: adage, humor, word play,
Form: Light Verse

I know this fruit
I know its old nursery rhyme
I love its taste so sweet
The softness and sweetness align

But where thou grow makes me wonder
In bola thou stand amidst dirt
Cheered by smells and empty nylons 
There you...Read More
Categories: adage, 3rd grade, confidence, conflict, creation, death of
Form: Tail-rhyme
Epigrams IV
Sex Hex
by Michael R. Burch

Love’s full of cute paradoxes
(and highly acute poxes).

by Michael R. Burch

Love is either wholly folly,
or fully holy.

Nun Fun Undone
by Michael R. Burch

are not for excesses!

Here and Hereafter
by Michael R. Burch

Life’s saving graces are love, pleasure, laughter...Read More
Categories: adage, bible, christian, death, funeral, god, grave, religion,
Form: Epigram

Premium Member Old Adage
If you keep things simple
It makes life easier to understand
If you complicate it
Things may get out of hand

Too much information
Can boggle mind and brain
The brain can't contain it
And the mind will feel the strain

A simple approach
To everything in life
Will lay...Read More
Categories: adage, 10th grade,
Form: Rhyme
Baldies of the world, do not despair!	
It's not the end, you just lost some hair!!	
Balder men are more virile, thus spake a sage	
And many a woman "testify" to this old adage.. 	
Balder men are noted to be wise and mature	
Trusted...Read More
Categories: adage, body, fashion,
Form: Free verse
Stop pushing me to the edge cause am now standing on my toes
Turn to a new page and please hear my woes
Cause then you were filled with rage and only saw my flaws
Stuck in the lion's cage shivers at the...Read More
Categories: adage, lost love, love,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Premium Member Here It Comes Again
Another Christmas approaches,
at least to me,
like an unwanted visit
from an unloved uncle,
a boring old man,
a pathetic old performer
past his prime,
dead, but he won't lie down:
the same old songs,
same old false jollity,
same old celebration -
celebrating WHAT?
nominally, and, I suspect,
the birth of...Read More
Categories: adage, christmas, culture, environment, how i feel, jesus,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Two limericks, strictly for the birds

  There once was a confused male canary
  Who fancied himself a real cute faerie
     He found a male friend
     Peered in his...Read More
Categories: adage, bird, cat, silly,
Form: Limerick

Epigrams II
Epigrams II

Sex Hex
by Michael R. Burch

Love's full of cute paradoxes
(and highly acute poxes).
Midnight Stairclimber
by Michael R. Burch

is at first great sweaty recreation,
then—long, long after the sex dies—
the source of endless exercise.


The One True Poem
by Michael R. Burch

Love was...Read More
Categories: adage, irony, language, literature, perspective, philosophy, poems, writing,
Form: Epigram
Flaming Autumn

A thrill of autumn debutant debrief 
with row on row of bushes blooming red    
releasing winds of change upon the reef    
autumn bids her hues of mournful reds ;
the bristle pinecone clings to scented...Read More
Categories: adage, appreciation,
Form: Sonnet
no contacts
sometimes i find it 
hard stretching my 
arms knowing they
can never reach to
my lover let alone
another country

but saying MY means
mine and she is hers
and I i'm just me not
an owner yet i know
her in a different way
that can only be...Read More
Categories: adage, muse,
Form: I do not know?
Only past and future moments exist
Impossible mission to pinpoint present
such fleeting moment instantaneously spent
according to yours truly i.e. this gent
mind boggled, intrigued, stymied...
courtesy unseen minute
(mine hoot, minoot, my newt...) agent

provocateur stealing every precious second,
whether or not satisfactorily spent
time thief absconds with
most treasured commodity
nary tell tale...Read More
Categories: adage, 11th grade, 12th grade, farewell, growing up,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Having been on my own 
for the past ten years 
I suppose I am set in my ways
If I’ve no planned routine
at the start of each day
I just come and I go as I may

Awaking each morn just before dawn
I...Read More
Categories: adage, family, friendship, solitude, space,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member An Adage to

It is written that

the last will be the best and

the first be the worst.

2019 September 09

...Read More
Categories: adage, allegory,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member Out-Of-Date

The adage, 'Men work

from sun to sun, and women

work is never done.'

Date 09/07/2019

...Read More
Categories: adage, men, women, work,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member If You Don't Grok This
If you don’t grok (1) this does it mean
That I’m too smart and you’re not keen
Enough to even cut a cabbage,
Contemplate a simple adage?
If you don’t grok this who’s to blame
The pen, the paper, ‘Pudding Tame?’ (2)
Let all I’ve dreamed...Read More
Categories: adage, friendship, love,
Form: Rhyme
Standing up for the kids standing up to sleep in overbearing heat clothes damp from their pee, God made night separate from day, but with lights bright all night as well as all day, the children lose track of time,...Read More
Categories: adage, abuse, anger,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member BIT NIT WIT

              Given adage,
        that when said, "With age comes wisdom",
      give it a twist, and...Read More
Categories: adage, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 6th
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A SAGE ADAGE

An old adage says

that, "With wisdom comes age", at

times, age comes alone.

Date: 06/06/2019...Read More
Categories: adage, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 9th
Form: Senryu
Though Amply Rested, I Still Yawn
And feel energized after
light exercise doth spawn
an mental impasse,
where endeavor to coax
literary creativity analogous
to a figurative curtain drawn

shut tight within
thy noggin unresponsive
even when brute force
strongly applied, but still...
no progress made come crack of dawn,
thus temporarily abandon intent

to craft satisfactory poem...Read More
Categories: adage, appreciation, art, fantasy, humor, inspiration, may, self,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Fallacy
A Fallacy
By: Tom Wright

With God,
man's stature is not measured by physical size,
inherent wealth, or much toys acquired in life;
but rather by contents,
condition of his heart,
and love extended toward his fellow man.
Per chance you treat Life as a game,
know the giver...Read More
Categories: adage, bible, god, men,
Form: Free verse
I still remember the first day we met.
We were too shy to say much at all.
It's funny to think back to that time,
Because now we're having a ball!
They say that true friendship is rare,
An adage that I believe to be...Read More
Categories: adage, friend, friendship, trust,
Form: Rhyme
Acta Non Verba Speaks Volumes
Acta Non Verba... Speaks Volumes

The above ad hoc Latin catchphrase,
(concatenated with two English words),
I regale chance reader
immediately sets ablaze
title of poem with timeless adage,
aptly suits this solitary

older male, whose daze
spent on planet Earth
aimless curriculum vitae
configures a zigzag maze
significant blocks of...Read More
Categories: adage, 12th grade, february, fruit, humanity, introspection, judgement,
Form: Free verse