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Adapted Poems

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ifs
So many IFS
 If the world had been more caring
 If we had been less selfish
 If the world had been at peace
If Palestine had been free
If Israel had not adapted the Nazi regime
If we had shown more respect
If hatred...Read More
Categories: adapted, art, blessing, books, dance,
Form: Blank verse



Premium Member Still Life in Motion
Time is ephemeral and finite and impermanence my place on earth

I am never perfect but hope to be good enough for this world

My sight has always been poor and I seek insight nevertheless

Knees are beginning to grind and endurance takes...Read More
Categories: adapted, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I MISS YOU Big Brother
Remember when we were young, you and I 
Bit of boyish mischief we used to cause 
The swearing, pushing, shoving, and punches 
We'd put on the charm when it came to mom 

Bit of boyish mischief we used to cause...Read More
Categories: adapted, brother, mom, youth,
Form: Pantoum
Premium Member A Tragical Tale


She has a fever.
I leave her dozing fitfully on the veranda.
Halfway to the woods there is a farm gate
where she will often squat
and piss.
The grass is brown, but still thrives,
strangely adapted to uric rain.
Paris the giant poodle is here,
his nose...Read More
Categories: adapted, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A CITYSCAPE remind
vertical

      linear

         lines

tall

twin blocks-

        symbols
              of the
...Read More
Categories: adapted, america, poetry, tribute,
Form: Ekphrasis



Premium Member The Storm - A Pantoum
Impatient winds shriek loud with anguished cries,
     Sunlight giving way to dark tempest’s gain.
     Silver light streaking across darkened skies,
     Squalls blowing against door and window pain.

 ...Read More
Categories: adapted, rain, storm, wind,
Form: Pantoum
Davenport Tomorrow
Davenport Tomorrow
by Michael R. Burch

Davenport tomorrow ...
all the trees stand stark-naked in the sun.

Now it is always summer
and the bees buzz in cesspools,
adapted to a new life.

There are no flowers,
but the weeds, being hardier,
have survived.

The small town has become
a city...Read More
Categories: adapted, earth, earth day, environment, natural disasters, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member How to write a Pantoum Rhyme
Typically,  a pantoum is made up of two rhyming couplets, however, Western writers altered and adapted the form, the importance of rhyming and brevity diminished. So, pantoums do not need to rhyme.

https://www.poetrysoup.com/dictionary/pantoum


I started off writing a poem with a...Read More
Categories: adapted, poems,
Form: Pantoum
Two Poems Interpretted from Meer Bai
Meer Bai (1498-1546) was a Hindu mystic, musician, poet, and saint. She was born to a royal house, but gave up all privilege to live as a beggar, singing of her true love Krishna along the byways and in the...Read More
Categories: adapted, beauty, emotions, god, longing, mystery, myth, religion,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Feeling Good
Crackling tension filled the community hall in Abergavenny 

‘We are in this together dear folks for a pound or a penny’

Speaking of which the loos were situated right behind the bar

To ensure that urinal relief was neither dribbling nor too...Read More
Categories: adapted, beautiful,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Perpetual Symphony of Spears and Daggers
he was like autumn
all around him 
slowly died

i guess i was like autumn too
but adapted to blossom
embracing the moods

now
it's raining again
i foresee thunder 
rocking sunless skies
with lightening
dazzling duller days

heaven's tear drops plummet
like a perpetual symphony 
of spears and daggers

hidden wounds...Read More
Categories: adapted, dad, death, silence,
Form: Free verse
What is Fear
What is Fear? 
Is it only an emotion? 
Or is it our inner self looking into a mirror? 
Is it a way of life?
Or a way simply to survive?
Is it a way to dominate, control, over-power? 
Or a way to...Read More
Categories: adapted, deep, emotions, fear, life, psychological, truth, wisdom,
Form: Didactic
As the sun sets
As the sun sets,
Traditionally;
We would sit in a circle,
Inside our fale to sing,
Songs of worship,
And to give thanks to our living God.

As curfew ends,
We would bring out the meal we’ve prepared,
And Traditionally;
Our elders are served first.
As each evening passed,
That was...Read More
Categories: adapted, family, moving on,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member FOREST CONTRAST
CONIFEROUS
Intrusive species, an occupying force.
Temporary team, as if brought in.
Disciplined, know their duty:
grow quickly, take territory.

Parade-ground uniformity.
Trunks, perpendicular bolts,
plumb-line precision, planned perfection.
Branches, paired needles disciplined

to a neat crop tapering skywards.
Attention: no standing 'at ease'.
Each member on tight tether.
No miscreant creativity...Read More
Categories: adapted, age, death, earth, life, nostalgia,
Form: Free verse
I DRUNK THE SEA
Glittering was the evening Sun’s face                                  ...Read More
Categories: adapted, allusion, drink, funny, magic, nature, sea, sun,
Form: Couplet
A WORLD AT WAR Pt 2
A WORLD AT WAR Pt2
Dark energies fill an empty Earth,
beauty and pride: now,
planetary murder and suicide.
Pre-existent ife is no more,
but through Earth's grave door.

Psychotic programmed robotic soldiers,
like mechanical ants everywhere,
hunting for survival without despair,
adapted to the deadly polluted air.
Constructing alien...Read More
Categories: adapted, conflict, deep, destiny, earth, future, holocaust, humanity,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Storm Chaser
Their wind doesn't make your climate
That's just how storms roll
Turning over mole hills and mountains
Looking for change





7/17/2019

Excerpt from Brainstormy Weather 

Adapted for Arbitrium Divisa 3 Poetry Contest
Sponsored by Gregory R Barden...Read More
Categories: adapted, introspection, relationship, weather,
Form: Free verse
NEVER GIVING UP
WETTING HIS FEET
HE SOUGHT THOSE
WHO BELIEVED AS HE DID
THOSE WHO COULD SPEAK THE KNOWLEDGE
OF BELIEVING
THAT ALL WHO COULD HEAR HIM
WOULD SEE THE VISION
AND ALL WHO COULD HEAR HIM WOULD
HEAR HIS URGENCY
HE STOOD TO CONVEY HIS MESSAGE
 A TEAM WHO WISHED...Read More
Categories: adapted, america, business, celebrity, confidence, devotion, love, music,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Coming to Terms with Terminal Illness
6/13/19

I have a lot of questions that I doubt you’ll be able to answer
It’s been half a year since we found out about your cancer 
I don't know why it took me so long to talk, guess I was scared
That...Read More
Categories: adapted, bereavement, cancer, death, family, pain, sad, sick,
Form: Free verse
The Truth About ADHD
Growing up with ADHD forces you to adapt,
impulsive behaviour controls how you react,
attention span wanders and naturally distracts,
you face an impact, that in fact, doesn't change how you act.

Turns your face red but still you face it,
hear your words with...Read More
Categories: adapted, anti bullying, perspective, psychological, truth,
Form: Rhyme
Bright
They never listened, yet his every word raised a vein
The always felt safe, yet his every breath drew a claim
They sometimes stared, yet he would always stare back
For he was so bright, he had eyes upon his back
They would try...Read More
Categories: adapted, character,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member nature over all
Water flowing quickly over the river bed
moss hangs tight to adjacent rocks
dragonflies flickering upon the ragweed  
leaves hanging low from the night’s storm.
owls searching for food in the dismal light
the forest provides shelter from the elements
nature presides and governs...Read More
Categories: adapted, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A New Dawn
For millions of years the dinosaurs thrived,
but when a meteor struck earth, all the dinosaurs died.
Tiny rodent like mammals adapted and survived,
evolving into many varied species of every shape and size.
From these tiny little creatures would evolve you and I.
It...Read More
Categories: adapted, science,
Form: Rhyme
Murderous Sprees
Murderous Sprees...
sinister Population Control, Sans Cosmic Creator?

Maybe,... I shudder to think
up the sleeve and ornate cufflink
of divine maker, a deliberate pitch
to foist Homo sapien on brink
viz self destruction,

asper bedlam upon Earth that doth stink
a hellish conspiracy linkedin with tragedy
namely sinister...Read More
Categories: adapted, america, anger, discrimination, education, judgement, prejudice, rights,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Finish the Work
Finish the Work
John 4:34-35 KJV
Adapted: by Tom Wright
12/18/2014

The granary isn’t near overflowing,
Room exists for all who’d yield.
The need for Jesus is forever growing,
To reach the chaff yet in His field;
With fields white and near the reaping,
Let’s gather fruit unto eternal...Read More
Categories: adapted, christian, god, work,
Form: Lyric