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Afterworld Poems

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Martial translations
Martial epigram translations

You never wrote a poem,
yet criticize mine?
Stop abusing me or write something fine
of your own!
?Martial, loose translation by Michael R. Burch

He starts everything but finishes nothing;
thus I suspect there's no end to his stuffing.
?Martial, loose translation by Michael...Read More
Categories: afterworld, child, daughter, death, funeral, girl, parents, slavery,
Form: Epigram



addictive ampoules annihilate after alluring
amphetamines acquaintanceship assuages 
agonizing aches also advocates amorousness
assiduously activating admiration
aggressive attacks assault afoul 

affable affinity and affectionadumbration
anatomical accidental addiction attested as academic,
although afterward abnegation absolutely arduous,
affianced attired apparently as an anomaly 

Ares and Abyssinian Astarte admixture
acquiescence affliction affected adroitly,
and abruptly...Read More
Categories: afterworld, 10th grade, 12th grade, addiction, community, dark,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member She Sits Alone
Two gazes crossed in the crowded room
Discreetly, without being discovered 
Sending a message that only someone
Who is in love decodes its meaning 

Sometimes eyes reveal the feelings 
Buried in the depths of the soul
Unrevealed and taken to afterworld 
For the...Read More
Categories: afterworld, love,
Form: Free verse
slowly
The entire time we spent
Searching through ruins and sands
For a reason or just
An answer that would
Allow us to sleep
But the rain
Didn't come to save us from
The demon's song
So we flew through 
A mirror paved of hopes
Shattered as past times

They're dancing...Read More
Categories: afterworld, magic, math, memory,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Sailor at Sea
Sometimes I feel like I am just slipping away.  Slide me in the water like a dead man at sea.  I can feel the cloth shroud surrounding and protecting me like a swaddled babe.  And as I...Read More
Categories: afterworld, allusion, death, farewell,
Form: Narrative



Numb
Do they see how I feel?
Hate is all I see in their eyes.
My body has no feeling at all. 
Numb.

I can’t feel the pain that
They are intending for me.
It just gets worse.
Can I have a normal life?
Is that too much...Read More
Categories: afterworld, angst, depression, body,
Form: I do not know?
On this Life's sorrowful barge I doth float
On this 
Life’s sorrowful 
barge I doth float 

Much too 
much a traveler 
Alas too far 
remote 
from any 
hearing and 
caring Being 

Caining 
me not 

Hamming distance
in the 
afterworld...Read More
Categories: afterworld, son, song-lyric
Form: Free verse
The Heart's Malcontent Eye
Secluded mind murder
Windows are false inside here
I find here,deep inside here...i don't find myself hoping for peace
These clouds of despair that blind the battlefield have a dark appeal

My naked eyes see nothing
The cheerful souls have perished...the beautiful people have all...Read More
Categories: afterworld, angst, art, confusion, death, depression, faith, forgiveness,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Eternal Flame [ minus one stanza and envoi ]
The wicked world, in this age is full of sin,
All youth have a lust for the obscene;
The hour has come to cleanse the skin,
Our bodies, no longer temples, are unclean;
One may find all will feel an eternal wrath
For treading such...Read More
Categories: afterworld, death, fantasy, imagination, life, loss, philosophy, time,
Form: Chant Royal
Peyote
Shadows dance upon the plains as spirits speak their prayers
In the light of the flickering flames they reflect in flares
Smoke and ash, they hint their times when they too were alive
And in shadow dance they visit to show where some...Read More
Categories: afterworld, imagination, native american, nature, dance, me, light,
Form: I do not know?



Between Storm And Afterworld
opening and closing
wings bare of colored dust
a butterfly dies...Read More
Categories: afterworld, death, loss, nature,
Form: Haiku