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by Michael R. Burch
Here the only anguish
is the bedraggled vetch lying strangled in weeds,
the customary sorrows of the wild persimmons,
the whispered complaints of the stately willow trees
disentangling their fine lank hair,

and what is past.

I find you here, one of many...Read More
Categories: inscription, death, destiny, eulogy, fate, grave, life, mystery,
Form: Epitaph

What Will Be The Words
As I walk among these tombstones,
There is peace amongst the dead.
I read each etched inscription,
What lives had they all led?
Were the words in stone the truth,
Or did some lie, to just save face?
Did they live with real integrity?
Or were they...Read More
Categories: inscription, death,
Form: Free verse


what I wished for, came to pass.

After many decades of a turbulent life, I managed to reach

the gates of old age!


before them I stand,

pondering at the inscription written above the entrance:

"Enter at your own risk!"

© Demetrios Trifiatis
  ...Read More
Categories: inscription, age, old, perspective,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Shot in the Dark
‘The buck stops right here’ he reflects cowering in the wheat field

Near the stream drenched in cascades that had been so gentle

Bull’s eye straight from the arrow of time presiding over the perch

Night vision in place his hands tremble in...Read More
Categories: inscription, death of a friend,
Form: Free verse
A Relay Wedding Gift
My wife and I had planned a camping trip at Doctor’s Creek reserve,
a peaceful place to ease our minds, and a holiday that we deserve
amongst the natural beauty with the Goulburn River flowing past,
and lazing in a deckchair, with now...Read More
Categories: inscription, humor,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Stronger than Death
We argued until the cows came home and lived in a city
Hardly ever even agreed to disagree and never budged an inch
There was always an If and or definite But and resolute No

			Your hair is too long and untidy
		In frazzled...Read More
Categories: inscription, appreciation,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member JUDY AND JOHN
We were waiting to board a boat when I happened to be blessed
to come across a bench close by the ocean…
this bench was facing west.

With an inscription from a husband to his wife…
now obviously gone
It read ‘Judy, in “All Ways”...Read More
Categories: inscription, love,
Form: Verse
Premium Member The Soul Musician
I was gratefully listening
to a theologian musician
repeat a rabbinic tradition
of four levels of resonant soul:
individual (egosystemic),
communal (local),
social (cultural, national identity)
global (Earth,ecosystemic).

A mature musician,
like a wise theologian,
sees these four soul identities
as circular
double-binding octaves,
mutually informing up
and down,
and out.

As EarthMother's original staging womb
organically...Read More
Categories: inscription, community, health, integrity, music, psychological, society,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Here Lies Mother Earth
~ Inscription ~

Here lies Mother Earth,
we did not appreciate her worth.
She could not save the trees, animals, or the ocean,
or stop the flooding because of icebergs broken.
She could not stop pollution, storms, or fires,
though asking for our help whispering her...Read More
Categories: inscription, earth, loss,
Form: Epigram
Inscription on the wall of Flower Mountain Temple
The temple is named after the Flower Mountain,
Yet no flowers are seen and weeds are overgrown.
Planting and weeding must be on the routine list ,
For fair flowers are brief while weeds grow fast.

...Read More
Categories: inscription, philosophy,
Form: Rhyme

Saša Milivojev - A MEMORY

Clear water
The smell of withered nature
I sneak through your thoughts
You lead me to oblivion
Shedding endless moonlight
Like a wonderful rainbow
I breathe you in
As warm southern air
In ecstasy
A trace in time
An inscription on the stone
A memory of you...Read More
Categories: inscription, love, love hurts, memory, miss you, romantic,
Form: Lyric
Love Life
As the ballast stables, to brace the core
Of railroad ties, ships, ... steadying bases
So moral codes tying the heart, must galore
To ballast our repute from toppling paces.

With divine, must we thrash a devil's creed:
Of Acerbic vows, Sarcasm and Fatal brawl
Such...Read More
Categories: inscription, life, love,
Form: Sonnet

Beneath the cold glare of the desolate night,
And from a thousand miles away,

I heard her cries and felt the fathomless depths of suffering
Tearing her wounded soul and bruised emotions apart.
I collapsed into a dreary and hysterical depression,
'Cause the blood that...Read More
Categories: inscription, girl, pain, poverty,
Form: Free verse

Along some bank of ambiguity.
Isolated while in wonder,
I lacked motivation.
Consequently, I preferred to be someplace different.
I perceived myself wandering near the banks,
Concerning one Tiber River in Rome.
"What is behind me,
Is not in front of me!"
Snickering, I proceeded onward.
Moreover, moments diminished,
And...Read More
Categories: inscription, beach, confusion, humorous, imagination, memory, nostalgia, parody,
Form: Free verse
The Autumn Creek Hotel
It is a small investment; this property out in the scrub.
A building that is shabby in it’s ‘hey day’ was a pub.
Blackberries scramble over it, with the sheds in disrepair;
yes the Autumn Creek Hotel needs a lot of loving care.

Starlings...Read More
Categories: inscription, humor,
Form: Rhyme
Average Size Non Boldface Type Longfellows
Alias Adobe Jenson Albertus Aldus here
wed Alexandria (Algerian, an all around
American Typewriter gal) scattershot
with Antiqua ancestry, she told me
after I Aster while Aurora Borealis

shimmered overhead, while temporarily
embarking on long day's
journey into night
("yule Jean," I uttered
for no particular reason,
while taking a...Read More
Categories: inscription, adventure, allegory, friendship, humorous, meaningful, mystery, proposal,
Form: Free verse
Let me tell you about my eldest brother.

I am: the "Scram!", the "Beat it!", the "What you looking at?!", and the "Turn around and watch the movie!", younger brother. As you can see, he has, a lot of phrases he...Read More
Categories: inscription, beach, beautiful, brother, celebration, memorial day, memory,
Form: Prose Poetry
Closeness Obscure

Compressed separation, reality unveiled
Suffocated freedom, identity confronted
Coalesced spaces, vision uncharmed
Memory inscription, chapter closed
Closeness obscure

May 27, 2019...Read More
Categories: inscription, relationship,
Form: Free verse
I saw on a wall, in the street of religion 
an inscription which Reads

"So when you meet 
those who disbelieve, 
smite necks
till when you have killed and wounded many of them, 
bind a bond firmly
thereafter either for generosity
or ransom
until the...Read More
Categories: inscription, allah, angst, arabic, evil, scary, violence,
Form: Narrative
Life To Let
Friends and I in a familiar chat.
"Who would give me life," I asked.
       "Your life's yours already," they said.
"So, it seems, soon taken from me."

       "No! Enjoy life,...Read More
Categories: inscription, spiritual,
Form: Free verse

If one has a trip in his life to take, it must be that of introspection!

© Demetrios Trifiatis
      23 March 2019 

* At the entrance of Apollo's temple was written " Know Thyself " 
for...Read More
Categories: inscription, god, introspection, men,
Form: Monoku
The line of life
in a thick milk bottle
a dark green one
which grandfather found on the beach after the war
having inside a shriveled yellow paper
without any drawing
without any inscription
the grandmother's ashes stayed for a while

grandmother being skinny
the bottle was almost empty
so the grandfather put...Read More
Categories: inscription, destiny, emotions, grandfather, grandmother, life, love, together,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Lady At The Lake
I walked by the lake in the morning light
Caught movement in the corner of my eye
Stood a beautiful woman dressed in white
Silence was broken with a mournful cry.

I rushed to the spot where she I had seen
Finding not a trace...Read More
Categories: inscription, death, memorial, water, woman,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member GreyScale Chauvinists
Evangelical fundamentalists,
whether Christian or Islamic or Zionist or Atheist or...
turn away from gospel culture and culturally contextualized scripture
inspired by a God/dess of liberal multicultural divine love,
gratitude for and of secular/sacred 
nature/spirit bilateral integrity.

Evangelical chauvinists
would return back into Elite color-blind
competitive monocultural...Read More
Categories: inscription, color, culture, green, health, history, integrity, peace,
Form: Political Verse
I Found a Knife in the Desert
               I Found a Knife in the Desert

Folks chucked trash in the desert for 10,000 years.
The knife, perhaps not dumped, but lost?
The blade, seven inches long,...Read More
Categories: inscription, corruption, creation, death, me, metaphor, old, symbolism,
Form: Blank verse