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Leave Taking Poems

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Leave Taking
Leave Taking
by Michael R. Burch 
Brilliant leaves abandon battered limbs
to waltz upon ecstatic winds
until they die.
But the barren and embittered trees,
lament the frolic of the leaves
and curse the bleak November sky . . .
Now, as I watch...Read More
Categories: leave taking, absence, age, autumn, bereavement, death, farewell, funeral,
Form: Verse

We’d said goodbye, were at the door
When my favorite little boy
Came running with just one last hug,
The kind I most enjoy.

“You can’t leave, Nana. I won’t let you!”
Clinging to me, tight.
I’m sure he knew I couldn’t stay
But hoped with all...Read More
Categories: leave taking, grandson,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member THE YIELD

Night rewrites day, transforms the blues
with ink-wash, urges me to forget 

grapples, tasks, drudgery,  
hard surfaces and hardened people as all things 

soften, lighten, blur— even gravity pulls less 
as if the world’s core has pardoned the hefty afternoon.
...Read More
Categories: leave taking, moving on, peace, sleep,
Form: Free verse
I swept the floor, but it's dirty again...pretty much what I expected.
The accumulation of dirt and grim is something safe to have projected.
If cleanliness is a thing which one truly desires
Then cleaning is an act that never can expire.
Objects long...Read More
Categories: leave taking, corruption, funny, humorous, jobs, pollution,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member My Dear Sweet Lost Child Daughter of my wasted youth A Confession Part 2

I wonder ?, have pondered ?, have analyzed the boxes, 
the cages, the walls my little Girl, my young Woman, 
finds herself packaged in, trapped in, stuck behind, 
believing that they have come into being 
– along with all the...Read More
Categories: leave taking, daughter,
Form: Free verse

There are these dreams you 
never want to wake from.
Last night you sat in a theatre, 
watching a movie, marveling at Spain, 
unrolling before your eyes, a memory
of the Pyranees you never wanted
to leave, dream mountain images,
dream lakes more impossibly...Read More
Categories: leave taking, dream,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Longer Shadows of the Moon
He is caught between one life and another
while my pain lengthens like a shadow of the moon
We are like leaves, played with by the wind

O lengthening dark vision
reaching across our lives
It came, at last, without a sound...
his leave taking came...Read More
Categories: leave taking, family, sad, son, world,
Form: Narrative
The Scenic Route to Hell
I know I'm going to hell
for eating this forbidden fruit
but before I say my farewell
let me leave taking the scenic route


I want to see the ashy trees
and the hell birds flying by
the crimson lava filled seas
with the stench of...Read More
Categories: leave taking, adventure, me,
Form: Prose Poetry
I follow the stars, the moon and the sun, touch you through the winds wings 

I love in a place you can not follow me, not yet, one day you will come

Precious moments soaked in the rivers of pain, falling...Read More
Categories: leave taking, devotionlife, day, life, love,
Form: I do not know?
Day At The Beach
Feet on rock
Chair holding head high
Listening to the sea through a seashell
Tranquil, seaside
 Windswept white sandy beach

Sun at its best, shining bright
Capturing, suns rays’
Penetrating, Leave-taking, a residual shade of red

Breathe, crisp clean ocean zephyr
Hint, salt, ocean mist

Gaze into the sea
Sun...Read More
Categories: leave taking, happiness, inspirational, nature, uplifting, visionary, ocean,
Form: Blank verse