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After Poems

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New Poems

Missing Pair
Been one 
For a long time
Never have one

Grown up
Secretly needs one
Not just having it
Opportunity to cherish it
Something special

Despite ignoring it
Bury it deep inside my chest
It gets louder and louder

Every lovebirds come by
I can only dream
Smiling to myself
Imagining that for me

Glancing...Read More
Categories: after, appreciation, beautiful, dream, fantasy, missing, romance, sensual,
Form: Free verse

Woven are these pages in poetic verse,
With bare threads of our deepest feelings,
You will find laughter, tears and remorse,
and words of wisdom, prayer and healings.

To write a poem with style and effortless,
To compose thoughts to a few words down,
A will...Read More
Categories: after, poetry, words,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Forest, Never to Return, Part 2
Sometimes, in the dead of night
When all our fast asleep
We are startled awake by a loud and pernicious
Rapping sound, a bang bang banging sound

Like someone, or something
Breaking through our front door
Ready to take us, devour us
Tear us limb from limb

Like...Read More
Categories: after, dark, death, evil, fear, horror, scary, violence,
Form: Dramatic Verse

Anticipating the rebirth of nature 
onto the fields I walked the other day
hoping to marvel the outburst of beauty.  

On my way, 
unexpectedly, Spring I met herself just passing by
very surprised I was indeed
to my dismay I noticed that...Read More
Categories: after, beauty, death, spring,
Form: Personification
it don't get know better
 love this weather
its park
staying after dark
i have 
...Read More
Categories: after, adventure,
Form: Prose Poetry

Premium Member Follow The Wind Piper
Follow the Wind Piper

Follow the wind piper

Chase sprightly spring
	Capricious and fickle
Hide from the sun 
	All the changes approaching

Trumpet the daffodils
	Bright yellow sunlight
The robin returning
	Soft doves cooing

Wrap in fragrance
	Lilacs and roses
No more the scent
	Of morning snow
Touch each tree bud,
	Call them out,
With...Read More
Categories: after, life, spring,
Form: Free verse
Tuning William Blake's Whistle
Tuning William Blake's Whistle
by Michael R. Burch

a musical prophecy, after William Blake


Many a sun
and many a moon
I walked the earth
and whistled a tune.

I did not whistle
as I worked:
the whistle was my work.
I shirked

nothing I saw
and made a rhyme
to children at...Read More
Categories: after, freedom, miracle, muse, music, poets, slavery, song,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Sunday is the Day of Rest
So much work to be completed
Sunday laze
I am unhurried
Calm, unconcerned
I have completed one task.

Today is my day of rest.
I will honor it as such.
Honoring my Lord’s edict.
Through prayer, meditation and delightfulness.
I repose on my porch, unhurried.

A plastic bag takes off...Read More
Categories: after, bible, god,
Form: Free verse
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Categories: after, marriage, romantic love,
Form: Narrative
Elegy for the Northern Royal Albatross
They called you Grandma,
 the matriarch of Tiaroa Head.
Your husband of seventeen years, Blue Green,
 named after the colours of the bands
they placed around his leg.

For over sixty years you returned to this
 windswept Otago coast to breed.
The sea surrounding...Read More
Categories: after, beauty, bird, farewell, lost, nature,
Form: Free verse

Fallen Bloom
Years have gone by
Slipping sand through the hourglass
The light
We secretly hold for each other

Glimpse of him
There is all I have
Too shy to face
Too afraid to speak

All I know 
In my heart
When I see him
Safe is the word

His eyes on me
With...Read More
Categories: after, beautiful, desire, fate, heartbroken, muse, romance, time,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member rain
after winter's rain
yard cleared, worms and acorns exposed....
robins, blackbirds flock  ...Read More
Categories: after, nature,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Being With You
Under the canopy of the pine trees we lay,                               ...Read More
Categories: after, day, sky, star, tree,
Form: Rhyme
crystal clear
When we started this journey
We were confused about it
Moving around in all directions
Not knowing the destination
When we set out for the hunt
Without the right weapon we went
Picked up all we could find
Avoiding to go out unarmed.
In confusion, we walked
Without a...Read More
Categories: after, adventure, confidence, courage, dedication, destiny, inspiration, riddle,
Form: Free verse
Real Talk
Real Talk

WTF, I know I didn’t just see what I thought I saw
This old dude slammed on breaks to talk to a little girl
That could probably be his daughter, better yet his granddaughter
Look at her with her little itty, bitsy,...Read More
Categories: after, abuse, america, anger, black love, dark, youth,
Form: ABC
End Of The Road
Every word I spoke
Every thought I wrote
It came from the heart
It burned in my soul
A final time I peddle
My craft for the world to see
A 14 year run finally done
And it was so much fun
But there sure was pain
Perhaps I...Read More
Categories: after, moving on, poetry, thank you,
Form: Free verse
The lady down the lane
Grandma Bown was her name
She's my lady down the lane
She actually live next door you see
For a very long time, she lived next to me.

I have many memories with her and Grandpa Bown 
She always lifted me up when I...Read More
Categories: after, childhood, friendship,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Gardener

He remembers the dead planted in his head,
he counts roots and tendrils,
some go missing,
and he wonders where?

He used to garden when he had a garden,
so he looks for the once planted,
sees his friends and lovers and all the others
as sunflowers...Read More
Categories: after, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member NOW I CAN USE THE CAN

I’m urgently needing to wee
But ordered to withhold my pee
I stand with legs crossed
And feel fit to 'bost'
I wonder when they will call me

The doc said I need a full bladder
I’m bursting to go, I get madder
When I’ve had my...Read More
Categories: after, body, health, humorous,
Form: Limerick
Good Yankee Advice for Spring
Don’t be fooled by purple crocuses
or bright yellow daffodils – it’s an illusion.
They’ll be under a crust of snow by morning,
and the shovels you put away last month 
will have to be brought out and used again.

Spring is a magician...Read More
Categories: after, humor,
Form: Light Verse
Don't clog,read this blog
Careful with the pipes
Don't stop up the toilets,
Cause aint no plumber coming'',
That bad tooth, that hurts to the root,
News flash, ‘ain't no dentist open'.
Separate your garbage,
Garbage man aint doing extra,
No has mask suits or gas mask,
They aint...Read More
Categories: after, crazy, deep, fate, giggle, imagery, truth,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Changed man
I've made some mistakes but they only helped me to grow 
I allowed you to see some things I didn't want to show
I was on the playing field, but now I need a new game plan
I've been a womaniser in...Read More
Categories: after, deep, depression, emotions, encouraging, inspiration, truth, uplifting,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Quarantined Spring
There's plenty of empty
Shelves and pantries
The streets weep for missing feet
Crowds of clouds float and gloat
Mocking our lot, as they mingle and flock

Oh, the lords of hoard now run the board
Going by social media shifts
Toilet paper's now the sought-after gift
One...Read More
Categories: after, humor, society,
Form: Light Verse
The Other Day
Although I know failure is success postponed.
That her refusal; my failure 
Implies that this is another way NOT to do this.
But I can't take this any more.

The other day I saw her doing her pedicure.
A light-skinned girl
Her face magnificent to...Read More
Categories: after, africa, allusion, anger, angst, anxiety, art, fantasy,
Form: Acrostic
Just One More Day-I Think Not
Just One More Day

Will make a difference...  (Trust me) 

As one day less from the peak rise
Will mean we lose so many more lives

So one day more for you and I 
To maybe have to stay inside
Is really not...Read More
Categories: after, community, meaningful,
Form: Free verse