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No Fear
Now enough with excuses 
you’re just a useless loser 
making no effort stuck in a routine 
bad habits need a new thing no magic 
use your uses for this 
alike when you abandon booze and cannabis 
grew strength to abandon...Read More
Categories: including, motivation,
Form: Rhyme

Wisely Wise
On the mountain lived a wise person

Nobody called them a witch

Or threatened them with fire at the stake

They knew about plants and herbs

About what to eat and what not

And they could heal with plants

Making food with fruit and vegetables

Including meat...Read More
Categories: including, eulogy, spiritual, visionary,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member War and Peace: That Midst Nations And Nationals

War and Peace, a classical fiction by Leo Tolstoy, first published as Voyna I Mir in 1865–69. This picturesque reflection of early 19th-century Russian culture saw as its power of vivid detail and change from subconscious interpretation, is commonly viewed...Read More
Categories: including, allegory, angst, life, marriage, war,
Form: Dramatic Verse
From My Cabin
From my cabin in Willow, Alaska,
Sleeping Lady greets me each day,
she is the princess 'Susitna' who is asleep,
her story is woven with several myths,
Grandma told me a native legend of old,
about a young woman who waited in vain
for her warrior...Read More
Categories: including, nostalgia,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Moby Dick: Retribution, Be It Man Or Beast

Moby Dick, a novel by Herman Melville, published in London in October 1851 as The Whale and a month later in New York City as Moby-Dick; or, The Whale. It is dedicated to Nathaniel Hawthorne. Moby Dick is generally regarded...Read More
Categories: including, angst, character, conflict, muse,
Form: Dramatic Verse

Premium Member The Picture of Dorian Gray: Paint Me As An Event

The Picture of Dorian Gray, a decent fanciful novel by Irish writer Oscar Wilde, published in 1890. The novel, the only one written by Wilde, had six additional chapters when it was released as a book in 1891. The work,...Read More
Categories: including, angst, character, muse,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Madame Bovary: Come And Take Me If You Can

"Madame Bovary", a novel by French novelist Gustave Flaubert, in 1856. Flaubert reconstructed a conventional story of adultery into a lasting work of heartfelt humanity. Madame Bovary is considered Flaubert’s masterpiece, and, according to some, it ushered in a new...Read More
Categories: including, angst, character, muse,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member A WISH FOR FISH

Washed up on shores around the world
Already dead, a whale, a dolphin a shark, 
All marine life is suffering, the situation
Has become absurd, 
The facts real and stark!
My Fairy God mother in my poem
Yes about a...Read More
Categories: including, fish,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Keeping Healthy Hearts
I see and hear a great overlap between
left-brain dominant education,
straight white male privileged political power,
and capitalist win/lose 
Elite ballistic gamesmanship.

But, as importantly,
what do you hear
believe about ingredients for violating plutocracy
and for degenerative
fading public health
and competitive uncivil miseducation?

I have been listening,
sometimes...Read More
Categories: including, community, dream, health, integrity, passion, peace, power,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member A Child Teachs Them
Delicate and innocent
Cheeks flush with pure happy
Exuberant two year old hugged everyone in the room
Including the craggy old man who had not been hugged for a long time
He was so gob smacked he began to cry and could not stop
Remembering...Read More
Categories: including, love,
Form: Free verse
slavery and reparations all done
I am a descendant of slaves - from India!
Anyone who demands REPARATIONS shake & quake at my words
Competition? So, we have competing tales of bondage?
The Jewish people's perhaps the longest & cruelest,
With smaller holocausts to spouses, persons, populations...Read More
Categories: including, africa, america, analogy, black african american, education,
Form: Bio
Premium Member Ripples Flow
-alternating rhyme-

I pass pockets of water on the ice melting pond
Blasts of early spring pass through, as I look beyond

- Lingering concerns that lurk in the dark water -

Sun shines through thoughts, to get me through
Many things I think about,...Read More
Categories: including, appreciation, introspection, water,
Form: Rhyme
abortion, advice to young women and men
At this hour ... without any planning I write because I got up to use the restroom, but switched on my text messages and saw one from last night. A great friend could not believe what happens in marriages when...Read More
Categories: including, abortion, abuse, addiction, america, bible, forgiveness, jesus,
Form: Prose
Father's Birthday
Today is our father's birthday,
Hip hip hooray, what a beautiful day.

Mother would have a birthday cake and candles,
Thoughtful presents from father's relatives.

I like to send father a handsome tie each year,
And maybe a shirt to go with his suit.

I remember...Read More
Categories: including, appreciation, birthday, blessing, father, memory, philosophy, teacher,
Form: Free verse
Super Bowl Sunday
We had the snacks, including chips
And watched the game in little clips
Including the commercials, though,
Which ones I missed I wouldn’t know.

For grandkids joined us for the Bowl
With seeing touchdowns not the goal,
But rather hanging out to spend
Some time with us;...Read More
Categories: including, football, grandchild,
Form: Rhyme
An Introvert's Conundrum

“Let’s have a party- it will be fun!
You don’t turn 60 every day- It’s a milestone!”
Words told to my husband about his upcoming Birthday.
He acquiesced, so…
I invited everyone we knew,
Secured the venue,
Started the lists…
Energized by this looming event.
The RSVPs started...Read More
Categories: including, anxiety, conflict,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Let's Be Kinder
In his essay "Let's Be Reasonable" 
Rev. Todd Eklof [The Gadfly Papers]
reduces reasonable to logical;

This is a common left-brain dominant error,
confusion between deductive premises
and coldly reductive conclusions
calculated assuming cause v effect linear formulas
more than feedback loops
of complex neurological relationships,
ecological analogical...Read More
Categories: including, health, humanity, integrity, math, political, power, relationship,
Form: Political Verse
Motor Home
This new invention was very unique.
Both evil and efficient it solved a few problems.
It’s the mobile death van.

They’re nothing special to look at.

A normal paddy wagon based on a minibus.
Unmarked with a house of horrors inside.
21st Century style with electric...Read More
Categories: including, anger, angst, horror, international, political, power,
Form: Political Verse
Orwellian Rise
We live in a world where world leaders do what they want
Shoving nationalism down our throats here there and everywhere
From Putin the Dog’s Neo Soviet adventures in Ukraine and Syria

To President Trumpton’s use of American weapons like toys
Via England and...Read More
Categories: including, abuse, humanity, parody, political, satire,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Our Earth is Vulnerable
Haiku Three Verse Poem©

When you hear of
Global warming and climate changes,
Along with exhausts from factories,
All kinds of vehicles, including
Cars, trucks, air planes and throwing
Non-decomposable plastics and coffee cups
In garbage that gets dumped
Into our oceans …don’t look the  
Other way...Read More
Categories: including, earth,
Form: Free verse
we did not take action to start a war
We Did Not Take Action to Start a War 

it is a sad day
in the world of ours
the the leader 
of the U.S.

is turning into a gangster leader
threatening massive destruction 
on Iran and other countries
including destroying cultural sites

not too long...Read More
Categories: including, america, angst, anxiety, political, power,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Homage to Integrity
Mental and physical health
and contribute to,

Integrity has two faces,
internal and external,
climates dominant and subordinate,
cultures poly-inclusive and mono-segregated,
bilateral frames of reference

Internal integrity
anticipates left with right hemisphere confluence
and is anxious when diverse left v right experiences
unfold cognitive/affective dissonance,
diminished think/feel resonance,
fear and anger
about...Read More
Categories: including, earth, environment, health, integrity, political, power, relationship,
Form: Political Verse
Categories: including, 11th grade, 12th grade, 8th grade, america,
Form: Prose Poetry
by Michael R. Burch

She has become as the night—listening
for rumors of dawn—while the dew, glistening,
reminds me of her, and the wind, whistling,
lashes my cheeks with its soft chastening.

She has become as the lights—flickering
in the distance—till memories old and troubling
rise up...Read More
Categories: including, allegory, analogy, aubade, break up, desire, extended
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Friends Who Have My Back
Friends who have my back
welcome every day including Sunday
Pull me out of church pews
Bring me home in a covered wagon
Tie a sunbonnet on my head
Let me be old-fashioned
Trusting you completely,
Enjoying and appreciating
your steadfast love for me
because you always have my...Read More
Categories: including, friend, friendship, friendship love,
Form: Free verse