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Poems of Recanted Bachelorhood
Poems of Recanted Bachelorhood

by Michael R. Burch

& disarming,
but mostly ALARMING
since my resolve


by Michael R. Burch

Beth, my sweet,
fresh as a daisy,
when I’m with you
my heart beats like crazy
& my future gets hazy ...


What Goes Around, Comes

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Categories: adapted, desire, engagement, first love, girl, love, marriage,
Form: Verse

Limericks III - Grab Bag
Limericks III - Grab Bag

Being a peace activist, I once wrote a limerick in an attempt to stop needless wars:

Of Tetley’s and V-2's
(or "Why Not to Bomb the Brits")
by Michael R. Burch

The English are very...

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Categories: adapted, humor, humorous, light, nonsense, silly, war, writing,
Form: Limerick
Where Does the Butterfly Go
Where Does the Butterfly Go?
by Michael R. Burch

for the children of the Holocaust and the Nakba

Where does the butterfly go
when lightning rails,
when thunder howls,
when hailstones scream,
when winter scowls,
when nights compound dark frosts with snow ...

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Categories: adapted, holocaust,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Water's Weakness
There is nothing weaker than water
But none is superior to it in overcoming the hard,
For which there is no substitute.
(Laotse, "Nothing Weaker Than Water", Lin Yutang, trans.)

That weakness of mind and body overcomes strength
And uniting...

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Categories: adapted, power, psychological, water, wisdom, , western,
Form: Free verse
Song of Amergin: Translation
The Song of Amergin: Modern English Translations

The Song of Amergin
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

I am the sea breeze
I am the ocean wave
I am the surf's thunder
I am the stag of the seven tines
I am...

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Categories: adapted, ireland, myth, mythology, song, storm, visionary, war,
Form: Free verse

Mario William Vitale Latest Writings
The language and images of Mario Vitale's poetry are so closely bound to the natural cycles of seasons, of generations, of the body's functioning, that is surprising to realize how many of his poems deal...

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Categories: adapted, art,
Form: Free verse
Perhat Turson: Elegy translation
Perhat Tursun

Perhat Tursun (1969-) is one of the foremost living Uyghur language poets, if he is still alive. Born and raised in Atush, a city in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Tursun began writing poetry...

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Categories: adapted, brother, eulogy, magic, prison, spiritual, violence, wine,
Form: Free verse
Apocalyptic Poems I
These are prophetic poems and apocalyptic poems ...

The Vision of the Overseer’s Right Hand
by Michael R. Burch

“Dust to dust ...”

I stumbled, aghast,
into a valley of dust and bone
where all men become,
at last, the same color...

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Categories: adapted, earth, earth day, environment, future, humanity, nature,
Form: Rhyme
The Stela epic, PART 1 of 8
The Stela Epic by DR. Mohammed F A Alrazak

The grains of sand, the drops of rain, makes the stage for souls to play 
The prints of feet on rocks were wonders and arts as the...

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Categories: adapted, culture, freedom,
Form: ABC
Premium Member Engaging the Family Laundry
Perhaps infertile
unwashed memories
of elder v younger,
Goliath v David,
crusades v communion
critical, yet part of chronic, events
speak extended family disengagement truth
to powerful dirty laundry engagement failures.

That disclaimer said,
I have two incomplete conversations
in mind and heart
and what I...

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Categories: adapted, culture, destiny, games, health, integrity, peace, religion,
Form: Political Verse
The Children of Gaza Lyrics: I
"The Children of Gaza" Lyrics: I

These lyrics were written by Michael R. Burch and were adapted in places to the music by Michael R. Burch with input from composer Eduard de Boer.

World premiere, April 22,2017,...

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Categories: adapted, child, child abuse, childhood, mother, mother son,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Bending Nature's Bow
The way of Heaven, and health,
for that matter,
Is it not like the bending of a bow?
The top comes down and the bottom-end goes up.
The extra is shorted, the insufficient is expanded.
(Laotse, "Bending the Bow," pp....

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Categories: adapted, culture, earth, games, garden, nature, psychological,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Following Earth's Light
Borrowing from David Holmgren, Permaculture Principles and Pathways Beyond [Win-Elite v Lose-NonElite] Sustainability, 2002, p. 1

Health ethics are Beloved Community normative principles
used to guide action toward good and light and right outcomes
and away from degeneratively...

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Categories: adapted, creation, destiny, earth day, environment, health, humanity,
Form: Political Verse


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Categories: adapted, daughter, daughter, school, baby, nature, beautiful, age,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Snow
The very fact of being alive, often causes one to seek adventure;
And sometimes it is no deterrent, when it carries traces of danger.

I was not a seasoned survivalist, but very much loved the outdoors,
Like varicolored...

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Categories: adapted, adventure, fantasy, friendship love, magic, mountains, snow,
Form: Couplet
The Children of Gaza Lyrics: II
"The Children of Gaza" Lyrics: II

These lyrics were written by Michael R. Burch and were adapted in places to the music by Michael R. Burch with input from composer Eduard de Boer.

World premiere, April 22,2017,...

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Categories: adapted, child, child abuse, childhood, children, mother son,
Form: Lyric
Around Me
I woke up this morning form a puss nap to face the miserable day screaming in my back, I turned around to see who it was but I did not see anyone and suddenly my...

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Categories: adapted, beauty, character, cheer up, chocolate, community, confidence,
Form: Narrative
Limericks I - Relatives and Relativity
Limericks I - Relatives and Relativity

The Cosmological Constant
by Michael R. Burch

Einstein, the frizzy-haired,
said E equals MC squared.
Thus all mass decreases
as activity ceases?
Not my mass, my a$$ declared!

by Michael R. Burch

Relativity, the theorists’ creed,
says mass increases...

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Categories: adapted, humor, humorous, light, nonsense, science, space, time,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Womens Group
Feb. 6, 2021
	Hello I was born normal on May 17, 1979 from Paranaque, Philippines. My name is Jacqueline Ramirez Mendoza and was taken from Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis. Given by my cousin, Jocelyn Picazo Santos. My...

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Categories: adapted, anxiety, christian, depression, god, muse, people, psychological,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Trip of my Life
the grace of Paris
lingering in my thoughts. . . 
Madrid’s grimy walls

As our small group of students entered Madrid, it was an early morning in late January. We had left behind us what has been...

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Categories: adapted, travel,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member Healthy Learning Climates
It appears that Feyerabend presents a more accurate normative gestalt
for RightBrain epistemology,
how RightBrain solves chaotic puzzles,
while Popper is better for LeftBrain deduction,
diastolic evolving unfolding
of syllogistic logic.
Together evolving toward a dipolar truth
of balancing flexibiity
trending toward regenerative...

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Categories: adapted, earth, health, psychological, science,
Form: Prose Poetry

What makes one man or woman better than another?
Should we think differently of those who adapted
to another environment and adapted another color?

If our differences are only skin deep as a tone
why do we unto our...

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Categories: adapted, black african american, immigration, native american, prejudice,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Village On The Water III
Shallow-pitched tiled rooftops sparkle vividly
 When lavishly sprinkled with needle-shaped grains  
Of shattered mutton-fat nephrite; 
    There, clinging forlornly against the hanging grey   
  Smoke, tinged with barely...

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Categories: adapted, community, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member First Uniting Nations
Honey, why doesn't the United Nations include the First Nations?

Are you asking about Babylon
or Native Americans?
Who were, at the time,
thought to be more like wild Indians
by the movers and shakers of rapid industrializing history.

What about...

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Categories: adapted, earth, health, integrity, native american, psychological,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Out of Emptiness
Out of emptiness comes this:
Purposes as incomprehensible and wonderful as these purposes
Either you had no purpose or the purpose is beyond the end

Because the timepiece not only serves a purpose, it is adapted to that

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Categories: adapted, friend, god, language, people, sea, sun, war,
Form: Verse