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Burlesque is a form of poetry that treats a serious subject ridiculously, humorously, or is simply a trivial story, but there is more to burlesque. What is burlesque in poetry (complete definition)?

Intelligence, it seems, is very expensive. It makes you work to gain advantage. It makes you pay to find success. It’s the law of supply and demand. To learn, one must also be willing to lose. The scarcity of...Read More
Categories: allegory, america, anger, anxiety,
Form: Burlesque

tilling the soil
Ploughing I have been turning the soil over on a field of nothingness, a furrow at the time with an elderly mule that farts a lot. The soil is unyielding; it's cabbage and carrots I need; flowers cannot be...Read More
Categories: cat, creation, first love,
Form: Burlesque
Premium Member THE FALL
With apologies to Albert Camus I once was a circus strongman, Sovereign of midway spectacles. I wore a leopard-skin loincloth And a lion-claw necklace. My club was seasoned hardwood. I proudly dragged my knuckles Through the sawdust and straw. I wrestled the orangutan...Read More
Categories: allegory, life,
Form: Burlesque
The Foundation When we went to school aeons ago Christianity and life were easy for a teacher and us. Jesus on his cross and a disappearing act Daniel, fighting ogres and lions. Pupils didn’t believe anything of this but...Read More
Categories: absence, dream, emotions,
Form: Burlesque
god and the devil need us
God and the Devil need us. This enormous white square is taunting me daring me to fill its pristine quadrangular to soil its surface with words Send the written into a non-existing world the grand illusion called the internet was...Read More
Categories: abuse, books, corruption,
Form: Burlesque

The Things I Know Nothing About
There are things I know nothing about, That you should be talking to me about, Next time you see me out and about. I have plenty of ideas about, Things I know nothing about, That you might like to think...Read More
Categories: allusion, analogy, baptism, business,
Form: Burlesque
Coimetrophobia and such
I All sorts of fears A place of tears And all these years I thought these letters Strung together for a collector? No, far from such C O I M E T R O PH O B I A Intimated I...Read More
Categories: africa, america, conflict, culture,
Form: Burlesque
Father of the year
I will never be in the running for Father of the year, But I do not care, Enough to shed even one tear, This or any other year, As to our three children I am father of the century...Read More
Categories: age, appreciation, baptism, bible,
Form: Burlesque
Premium Member MURPHY'S AWL
Like Adam in the Garden Before he’d lost his rib… Pinocchio in springtime Who yet had learned to fib… Perfection’s just a symptom Of dreams we wish would be. What can go wrong is costly. What goes right is never free. Keep calm...Read More
Categories: allegory,
Form: Burlesque
Ketchup on the Wall
There was a mighty head of state who thought he was like God. Within the prercincts of his house all feared his heavy plod. We now hear many stories, some of which appal, of crashing crockery on the floor ...Read More
Categories: bullying, corruption, violence,
Form: Burlesque
Criminals just do not get it
Criminals just do not get it, When if they only opened their eyes even a little bit, They would see a much better fit, When the law gives more opportunities inside it, Than outside it. Don't they know information is...Read More
Categories: addiction, analogy, art, books,
Form: Burlesque
On graduation day you put away your saddle shoes. You took a naked walk through the garden till you got to the pool. You had Vivaldi on steroids, Monet on cocaine. You’re not Mother Theresa. No need to...Read More
Categories: allegory, birthday, summer,
Form: Burlesque
Water is uniquely ancient, yet it hasn’t aged a day. It’s older than Dr. Leakey’s bones. Older than Olduvai Gorge. Water is older than life itself, Unaltered by evolution’s chaotic ebb and flow. Undiminished, though redistributed, Surviving every mass extinction, While...Read More
Categories: allegory, america, life,
Form: Burlesque
Premium Member Shakespeare Remixed
Bearded like a snail jealous of his big manly voice Turning again with noses on spectacles We seek exits from the theater sans teeth sans eyes sans everything To die to fly That is the infant mewling ...Read More
Categories: dark, humorous, word play,
Form: Burlesque
the evil personified
Personified evil I feel repulsed when he is near; I ought to have compassion for this cripple, his twisted foot and arm a beggar with scabby skin and eyes as black as looking into the dark side of...Read More
Categories: allusion, anti bullying, corruption,
Form: Burlesque

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humorous, parody