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Premium Member Where There's A Will

It has been over three months now and still no Grans will
Through the letterbox; comes another, got to be paid bill
As the insurance didn’t cover for my Grans Zombie death
Then left all alone, to...Read More
Categories: afterthought, encouraging, endurance, funny, grandmother, hilarious, inspirational, irony,
Form: Epic

Are we not

The argument started, both parties saying their views;
both raising voices trying to put afterthought logic.
No chance to end soon though tension mounted;

Then one of them says, don’t interrupt,” as if she never interrupts;
The other says, “don’t be judgmental,” as if...Read More
Categories: afterthought, spoken word,
Form: Verse
I wished you a Happy Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with merriment and laughter
and now I wish you Happy December 26 the less well known…day after.

(If you are from the United Kingdom or Canada…put this poem away
You have solved December...Read More
Categories: afterthought, holiday, humorous,
Form: Verse
Premium Member flambeau
when the flames
of ardent desire
to mere flickers
as the arousal
burns out
on the wick
of endless dreams

i don't wish
to be the afterthought
carried in the smoke
of rebound passion
as a mere spark
to reignite
your imagination

i'd rather
be unlit
as a display
on dusty shelves
of old dreams...Read More
Categories: afterthought, desire,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Seductive little thought

i want to be 
the inspiration
of thoughts 

by whispers
of your lips

be caressed
by your fingers
as they trace 
the edges
of curves

be laid upon 
sheets of white

in rhythmic 

be the cause
of your breathless 

then linger
in your afterthought 
like a memory

sincerely...Read More
Categories: afterthought, imagination,
Form: Free verse

in-flight convergence
in-flight convergence
by Michael R. Burch

serene, almost angelic,
the lights of the city                extend
over lumbering behemoths
shrilly screeching displeasure
they say:
that nothing is certain,
that nothing man dreams or ordains
long...Read More
Categories: afterthought, city,
Form: Free verse
Between art and lunacy my mind dwells 
In search of peace, 
but between the beauty of art and the lunacy of presidents
I die

But it improves my art
Although it thrusts me between dark spaces of desperation
But the ecstatic feeling of Love...Read More
Categories: afterthought, political, truth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member sometimes
i long to be a thought
tucked inside a poet's mind
pressed against their heart

i long to be a word
rolled across a poet's lips
spoken as they read

i long to be the ink
flowing in the tremble
of a poet's hand
pressing down
on blank...Read More
Categories: afterthought, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member HAIKU SPARKLE 3

Old man sits here
Stares in faraway gaze;
Ancient evening


Sense knows something
An afterthought lingers;
Death by decree


Teary eyes
Childlike defiance;
Ego paints brief


Lovely face styles
Humour in grace;
Little boy grimace


Touch in kind spree
Morning light charms;
New day streams


If you must know
Feel on verge brink;
Touch beyond think


Dry spell...Read More
Categories: afterthought, allegory,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member dizzy still fights
he fought for his country
the freedom of others
and the will to survive
the compounds of war

his friends called him dizzy
because he could spin circles
around thoughts in their heads
while sipping on gin
from tarnished bottles
in smoke filled poker halls

retirement  was an afterthought
to...Read More
Categories: afterthought, society, war,
Form: Free verse


For some reason, Thursdays find me warped both in a space of inertia and hyperactivity. Perhaps the anticipation from hitting work deadlines on a Friday creates havoc within my frail psyche.

Half-awake, I forget the kitchen's GPS--where is it?
With lungs soaked...Read More
Categories: afterthought, blue, day, nonsense,
Form: List
Do you play inside the Corn Flakes,
or are corn stalks more you game

Is that Hersey Bar the answer,
or the cocoa or cocaine

Do you clerk for someone’s feelings,
inspiration to be damned

Your legacy an afterthought
—another’s contraband

(Grantham New Hampshire: February, 2017) 
...Read More
Categories: afterthought, meaningful,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member 'Tasting' the Lips of Heaven
'Tasting' the Lips of Heaven!

Do we 'taste' our 'creator(s)?' when loving night skies? 
For we gather now all that we 'see,' must be stars
Or detritus they leave (what's cast-off when they die).
More poetic, perhaps - metaphorical 'offspring?'
Are we bastards, our...Read More
Categories: afterthought, faith, science,
Form: Rhyme

You thought you had me on that 
Hazy, hot, humid Houston day.
August 11, 2015 was a peaceful
Tuesday till you came.
I had paid for some technical training
Class was going well.

First you...Read More
Categories: afterthought, psychological, recovery from,
Form: Free verse
The Tired Working Man
One more time, I must reiterate one more time
that I'm not complaining
I'm for once trying to find the bright side 
of this inflatable balloon called life
with a glass half full point of view 
but my bottle is all the way...Read More
Categories: afterthought, work,
Form: Free verse

Politics?  I won’t vote for it,
Because everybody is a liar and they only do as they see fit.
Without consequence, they miss-represent.
The truth is just an afterthought.
Forget the house of common sense.

You gave them the power to ruin your life,
By...Read More
Categories: afterthought, change, political, power, silence, truth,
Form: Bio
Premium Member Afterthought

They sat together chair by chair 
two spinster sisters Mae and Clare
in the bleak silence of a room
emitting sadness and some gloom
a service for their spinster friend
who passed away so quietly
a fitting tribute to the end
she kept her...Read More
Categories: afterthought, fun, funeral,
Form: Rhyme
My crown an ignored frown
I am the last resort, afterthought
when all the pretty ones have turned you down
I am the one who falls back and takes it
my crown an ignored frown

I am the one who opens up until you're done
I am the voice unheard

I...Read More
Categories: afterthought, abuse, allusion, hate,
Form: I do not know?
High For Life
You're not satisfied

Eyes lacking passion
A burning sensation replaced with ice
Our intensity reduced to a mere glance
sitting in silence where the chatter used to live

I am an afterthought.
Letters you sent her
While I laid in wait
I am patiently going mad
Waiting for you...Read More
Categories: afterthought, devotion, heartbreak, integrity, jealousy, loneliness, sad love,
Form: Vaasokht
Wordsmith's Veneration
Wordsmith's Veneration...

Aye willy nilly understate (trying 2)
tantalize, hypnotize, galvanize...
with "FAKE" trumpeting
spellbinding, rambling, quivering...
intoxicating, hallucinating, gyrating,
stop to take a breather...

English Language vocabulary, a
fascination, intoxication, provocation...
upon me ocular, neurological, mental...
faculties of this nattering nabob
from outer limits of twilight zone
i.e. literary krazy Jewish...Read More
Categories: afterthought, angel, appreciation, crush, education, friend, inspirational love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Escaping Reality

In a secret life, if I could shape shift
I'd morph into a majestic eagle. 
And fly high in the sky agile and swift
riding rising thermals, sure and regal. 

At sunrise I’d leave my worries behind
flex my feathered wings and swim...Read More
Categories: afterthought, 10th grade, beautiful, change, fantasy, feelings, imagery,
Form: Sonnet
After the Storm
O!  Afterthought, Thou art a stern Taskmaster!
Thy Glare’s as gentle, as is Sun on Snow!
O!  Heart!  Would She have stayed, if I had asked her?

Admittedly, there’s no grimmer disaster,
Than sudden fury rupturing House and Row!
O!  Afterthought,...Read More
Categories: afterthought, analogy, assonance, conflict, death, for her, grief,
Form: Villanelle
I want what you have got
Because you have what I have not
And as an afterthought
You also want what I have got

Never are we satisfied
With what we're given in this life
When all we think of all the time
Is I want yours...Read More
Categories: afterthought, life,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member A NEW TRADITION
Last year I thought I’d start something new…a new custom…a new tradition…
It never caught on but I’m bringing it back…this year…with a few revisions…

My idea is to celebrate December 26th! 
like Christmas, it’s filled with joy and love and laughter
but...Read More
Categories: afterthought, holiday, humor,
Form: Verse
Premium On The Extraordinary
As a regular unleaded gaseous,
(i.e. papa's seminal afterthought)
begat male genetically wrought,
I valued myself as naught
with abilities pegged
at being average,

yours truly sought
to camouflage himself
ducked as if a scared mandrake,
and/or, who oft times
didst cower, and shrink wrought
mine puny body

into an homunculus, methought
to...Read More
Categories: afterthought, 3rd grade, 5th grade, 7th grade, 9th
Form: Bio