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Best On The Back Burner Poems

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Premium Member ON THE BACK BURNER
To
soak in
a scripture-
until it makes
sense...

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Categories: on the back burner, devotion, faith,
Form: Bio



A Recipe for Disaster
Add one part boredom, two parts hate.
A stick of narrow mindedness, you may adjust to taste.
Crack open shallow influences from a broken home.
Make sure the...

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Categories: on the back burner, philosophy, visionary, war,
Form: Dramatic Verse
God Has His Reasons
It is very easy to see all the tragedy in this mans world.
Understanding for now it belongs to the spiritual evil master God’s plan unfurls.
Children,...

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Categories: on the back burner, faith, father, evil, father,
Form: Rhyme
Ignorance meets Insanity
Seriousness settles in, like an old friend
Seriousness spreads like a disease
Infecting us, accelerating, our aging process 
Our youthfulness, our playfulness, slowly slipping away
Our wonder in...

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© Amy Rose  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: on the back burner, confusion, courage, depression, faith,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Lukewarm Love
To keep warm not hot
I’m pushed on the back burner
Lukewarm love turns cold

Eileen Manassian Ghali
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Categories: on the back burner, heartbroken, how i feel,
Form: Senryu



The Running Chestnut - euphemisms
Next you can expect Running Chestnut                   ...

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© John Beam  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: on the back burner, allegory, funny, on writing
Form: Free verse
Love lost
Two lovers living together
For years day to day
Used to be so in love
They would laugh
They would play
Somewhere in between
All the compliments and pride
Life got into...

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Categories: on the back burner, deep, devotion, hope, husband,
Form: Dramatic Verse
CANCER'please read
Dear PS poets my husband was diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer and at this time he's my main concern and I've had to put...

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Categories: on the back burner, fear, cancer,
Form: I do not know?
Evolution of a Poet
Employed by Boeing before I retired
An engineer, then into management
I had good writing skills, as were required
When I wrote, you could tell what was meant

Poetry...

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Categories: on the back burner, on writing and words,
Form: Quatrain
Steering Precision


For years I've hugged a dream
Not a very lady-like one
But then again
Who said, I am a lady?
Not me!

I want a pile of rustic junk
A few...

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Categories: on the back burner, inspirational
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
A Poet's Introspection
A poet hid her talents much too long.
Service for her family was needed.
Caring for others, denied her heart’s song.
Priorities; unto God, she pleaded.

Having hidden her...

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Categories: on the back burner, children, introspection, self, writing,
Form: Quatrain
Forgotten
Sometimes, I used to feel,
like the Lord 
had forgotten about me.
Like, me and my stuff
had been put on the back burner,
until I could figure out,
whatever...

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Categories: on the back burner, dream,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Fickle February
In our valley, often called the hardest month
              breathes  the fickle...

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Categories: on the back burner, nature, sea, seasons
Form: Free verse
AMERICAN FAMILIES CRY OUT
Why must the American people keep asking why
The FBI always seems to get a Bye
When accountability for one's actions
Should be so high
Persecution of so many...

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Categories: on the back burner, bullying, conflict, faith, family,
Form: Narrative
Racial Lines
There are folks among us who think they are better
because of their positions in life or hierarchy,
They have not learned the art of humility,
They turn...

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Categories: on the back burner, political
Form: Prose Poetry
Today
                   Today

Times have changed from yesterday
when our...

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Categories: on the back burner, america, anxiety, baby, fear,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Frozen to be Forgotten
     Every single day 
I climb out of my hole 
Pretend that every thing is ok
When I just want to crawl...

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Categories: on the back burner, betrayal, sad,
Form: Verse
The Outrage
Between the two doors,
one that leads you in and the other  moves you out,
stands this man, shouting at this little girl,
the voice like an...

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Categories: on the back burner, daughter, father, teen, anger,
Form: Narrative
I decided to live life for me
You can't force me
to be with you
I know you want to be happy
But I deserve to be happy to
I know it hurts 
for me to...

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Categories: on the back burner, abuse, break up, divorce,
Form: I do not know?
Sometimes I wonder
Sometimes I wonder, wonder what you saw in me?
I wonder if you remember, most of all. 
I wonder if I was just too much, or...

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Categories: on the back burner, break up, heartbreak, heartbroken,
Form: Free verse
Real Love
When we think of Love we don't think of our Lord up above.
We think about man the ones who puts us on the back burner...

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Categories: on the back burner, emotions,
Form: Free verse
A Loss Hidden Away
Tucked away for so long,
The loss of a loved one is now gone,
To late for words of comfort,
Grieving period but inside feeling like a monster,
No...

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© Tera Brown  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: on the back burner, death, deep, funeral,
Form: ABC
The Users
Watch out, beware of the users!
They make us feel like losers,
For they take and take and take,
No difference to them does it make,
How you feel,
Or...

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Categories: on the back burner, anger, betrayal,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member NOT MY BRAND
That's all science fiction was ever about.
   Hating the way things are, wanting to make things different.
RAY BRADBURY, "No News, or, What Killed...

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Categories: on the back burner, science fiction, words,
Form: Free verse
MARTIN LUTHER KING
Martin Luther King was 
A man of words
He stirred your emotions
And you wanted to be heard

He inspired me
To fight for what I want
And not give...

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© Daisy Ward  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: on the back burner, emotions, encouraging, feelings, inspiration,
Form: Ode