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by Michael R. Burch

Clyde Lied!
by Michael R. Burch

There once was a mockingbird, Clyde,
who bragged of his prowess, but lied.
To his new wife he sighed,
"When again, gentle bride?"
"Nevermore!" bright-eyed Raven replied.

The Platypus
by Michael R. Burch

The platypus,...

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Categories: campus, giggle, light, nonsense, parody, silly, smile, word
Form: Limerick

Self Reflections

These are poems about mirrors, images, self-image, reflections, impressions and self-reflection. 

Self Reflection
by Michael R. Burch 

for anyone struggling with self-image

She has a comely form
and a smile that brightens her dorm ...
but she's grossly...

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Categories: campus, identity, image, imagery, metaphor, mirror, self, symbolism,
Form: Rhyme
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: campus, humor, humorous, light, nonsense, silly, war, writing,
Form: Limerick
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: campus, humor, humorous, light, nonsense, science, space, time,
Form: Limerick
Juvenilia: Early Poems V
Juvenilia: Early Poems V

by Michael R. Burch

Poetry, I found you
where at last they chained and bound you;
with devices all around you
to torture and confound you,
I found you—shivering, bare.

They had shorn your raven hair
and taken both...

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Categories: campus, poems, poets, teen, teenage, write, writing, youth,
Form: Rhyme

by Michael R. Burch 
Yesterday the wind whispered my name
while the blazing locks
of her rampant mane
lay heavy on mine.
And yesterday
I saw the way
the wind caressed tall pines
in forests laced by glinting streams
and thick with...

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Categories: campus, anxiety, break up, change, confusion, sleep, time,
Form: Verse
Poems about Poems III
Poems about Poems III

by Michael R. Burch

for Dylan Thomas

The poet delves earth’s detritus?hard toil?
for raw-edged nouns, barbed verbs, vowels’ lush bouquet;
each syllable his pen excretes?dense soil,
dark images impacted, rooted clay.

The poet sees the sea but...

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Categories: campus, poems, poetry, poets, visionary, words, write, writing,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Healthy Politics, and Sex, and Religion
I hope I know what is healthy sex,
in an experiential kind of way,
in a biblical swell of stay,
and I can imagine a world with healthier,
more cooperative, political empowerment,
but I am clueless about healthy religion,
which most...

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Categories: campus, health, humor, philosophy, political, religion, sensual, wisdom,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Week 3 - Brian's Poet Of Note - 'Richard Wilbur Part 1'
Imitation! Creative Compliment, Lacking in Originality, or Plagiarism? 

This week takes me back to college days. I was taking a graduate course (as a Physics major)   in 'Modern Poets' at the University of...

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Categories: campus, love, poetry, poets, , Lullaby,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Legend of the Red October Run
Dedicated to the 2000 National College Football Champions, the Oklahoma Sooners 


Over fifty years, boy and man, I’ve been a Sooners fan
Watched and reveled in their glories, every one;
But there’s no more glorious “Sooner Magic”...

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Categories: campus, adventure, autumn, desire, football, games, heart, history,
Form: Rhyme
The Peasants Truck
Everybody moved out of the country to get a taste of the shining city
Ripe banana, ripe plums, are perishing in Uncle Sam’s broiling sun
I cannot stand the scorching heat that is swelling up from the...

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Categories: campus, angel, blessing, business, character, confidence, earth, friendship,
Form: Narrative
My First Love Experience
It was in the early days of our lives
We met
She was so beautiful 
My eyes could not stop admiring
My heart kept racing 
Every time it sensed
her good-looking approaching
But we were too young 
To give full...

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Categories: campus, lost love, memory, beautiful, me, heart, woman,
Form: Free verse
The Stupid Soldier
I cannot stop laughing at the soldier acting
I cannot stop laughing at the soldier gasping
Every time I turned around he is looking on the ground
Hiding under the communist cap with the features of a pussycat

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Categories: campus, angel, confidence, desire, encouraging, endurance, faith, judgement,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Let Your Imagination Take Flight
Dear budding poet, 

Modern poetry is an evolutionary process. A poet never really stops growing and learning. Even the most seasoned of poets can discover and master new forms. I wish you a happy journey...

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Categories: campus, encouraging, inspirational, meaningful,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Dearest Ego
When Oliver dropped out of high school, after his sophomore year, he went to UConn. We never understood why, other than the obvious, that the main campus was our back yard, and he didn't like...

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Categories: campus, leaving, life, loneliness, longing, loss, lost love,
Form: Narrative
Okay. So, according to her license plate, Sarah had something to do with the name “Welbeck Street” and had once asked if the Journal would consider using “Harvard Yard” in her name. Also according to...

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Categories: campus, america, people, poems, poetry, poets,
Form: Free verse
The Stricken Corridor
Fall tumbles relentlessly on our door steps
young winter birds inducing provoking sounds scamper in trees 
Watching winter crawling slowly under our feet.

The night rain wet the ground with sadness 
washing  away the environmental stench

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Categories: campus, dream, education, environment, water, weather, wedding, winter,
Form: Free verse
A Girl and A Boy
The music more or less acts as a sequel to the poem. 
Please click onto the music when cued in the poem and continue enjoying it. 

The Girl
She looks down at her shoes, they’re nice

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Categories: campus, anti bullying, anxiety, love, romance,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member As We Imagine Gods, Venus And Mars
As We Once Imagined The Gods, Venus And Mars

    Universe eternally unending
    expanding space infinity sending,
    vast emptiness, separating its stars
    as we...

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Categories: campus, art, creation, humanity, meaningful, philosophy, stars, truth,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Remembering Atari - Part 1
(Unsigned, Sealed, and Delivered)

Part 1:
Oh I worked several years at Atari (1)
Always thinking, "It's too good to last,"
Bushnell's (2) leaving - hand writing on rampart -
Though momentum would carry us past.

Nolan's (2) vision was not...

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Categories: campus, career, journey, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Living in the Middle East
You put him in a cage
That pilot you shot down
Pour gasoline on him
And set him ablaze

And the world is silent...

That seventeen year old girl
Writhes on that soiled bed
As you let all those other men
Rape her...

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Categories: campus, violence, perspective,
Form: Free verse
The Platypus: Double Limerick
by Michael R. Burch 

The platypus, myopic,
is ungainly, not erotic.
His feet for bed
are over-webbed,
and what of his proboscis?

The platypus, though, is eager
although his means are meager.
His sight is poor;
perhaps he’ll score
with a...

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Categories: campus, cheer up, fun, funny, funny love, giggle,
Form: Limerick
Sorority Symphony
Returning unto the college campus and our exclusive Sororities House...

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *...

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Categories: campus, love, passion
Form: Free verse
The story of a man that won't be named
First year, it was Mary,Bola and Rose
Each of them called upon my ministry of offspring-making
Ofcourse I yielded. I was like, no one knows.
All of them are good girls and none of them had snoring issues

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Categories: campus, betrayal, feelings, heartbroken,
Form: Narrative
pouch poetry 14 - 17
after the dry leaves of the winter 
fall in innumerable drops 
the spring comes 

the cover-face of spring means 
a note-book of the rain-tree 
letting float in the sun-water 

and mr harry says that
this question...

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Categories: campus, romancespring, light, body, light, spring,
Form: Prose Poetry