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The Sun's a Liar-Children's story short contest-
The Sun Is a Liar



It’s been quite some time since I've awoke early enough to meet the sun coming over the horizon. As I gazed out the window from my bedroom window seat, the sky...

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Categories: cancer, childhood,
Form: Prose



flint
Flint 
Within its brilliance gleaming
Cool black in lacquered polished silver chrome
Cranked up pistons bleached in summer’s heat
Hot steam rising as gears thundering
Beyond the crystal liquid city lights
Highways built across the land
In hearts felt pride American...

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Categories: cancer,
Form: Abecedarian
Various Heresies 7
Pagans Protest the Intolerance of Christianity
by Michael R. Burch

“We have a common sky.” — Quintus Aurelius Symmachus

We had a common sky
before the Christians came.

We thought there might be gods
but did not know their names.

The common...

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Categories: cancer, angel, atheist, bible, christian, faith, god, jesus,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member An Bee Cailleach
“Éagmais croí a dhíscaoileadh ar gach eagla.
Faoi dhíon taobh istigh de na blianta seo.
Fanacht i bhfianaise, a dhíscaoileadh ar gach eagla.
Ós rud é go ndearnadh tú a chaitheamh.
Briseadh an tost seo”



"An Bee Cailleach"


She lives to...

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Categories: cancer, fantasy, imagery, joy, life, love, magic, symbolism,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The True Mother






“The True Mother”




What part of a heart
in another could one trust
when betrayal comes
like a silver bullet words and deeds
sharp piercing to burrow 
bleed out Life’s dreams 
rust crumbles to dust

Virulent apathy spreads 
Betrayal’s destruction 
hand...

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Categories: cancer, betrayal, imagery, love, mother daughter, psychological, symbolism,
Form: Free verse



Whats Behind The Curtain
I used to dream of a dark hall. Dim. Empty with thick cheap navy curtains. 
The breeze. It felt hot and old. It shivered in the curtains that lined the walls on both sides.
The breeze....

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Categories: cancer, anxiety, dark, dream, imagery, symbolism,
Form: Free verse
behind
I used to dream of a dark hall. Dim. Empty with thick cheap navy curtains. 
The breeze. It felt hot and old. It shivered in the curtains that lined the walls on both sides.
The breeze....

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Categories: cancer, anxiety, depression, emo, suicide,
Form: Blank verse
Various Heresies 5
Various Heresies 5

Tonight, Let's Remember
by Michael R. Burch

July 7,2007 (7-7-7)

Tonight, let's remember the fond ways
our fingers engendered new methods to praise
the gray at my temples, your thinning hair.
Tonight, let's remember, and let us draw near...

Tonight,...

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Categories: cancer, creation, earth, god, heaven, spiritual, wine, women,
Form: Verse
Enough
Enough!
by Michael R. Burch

It’s not that I don’t want to die;
I shall be glad to go.
Enough of diabetes pie,
and eating sickly crow!
Enough of win and place and show.
Enough of endless woe!

Enough of suffering and vice!
I’ve...

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Categories: body, cancer, death, health, irony, mental illness,
Form: Light Verse
An Affective Disorder, the Doctor Said
No, Freddie can’t say he mourned when his father died and his father’s third wife found Freddie's number and gave him a call to give him the news. His father had been responsible, worked hard,...

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Categories: cancer, anxiety, mental illness, , 8th grade, ,
Form: Prose
Disability, Illness and Fundamentalism
Disability, Illness and Fundamentalism

My brother died of Cystic Fibrosis, 
When I was twelve and he fourteen, 
It took away his ambitions, 
To study at Oxford - the pipe organ’s steam. 

I understand being born with...

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Categories: atheist, cancer, health, prayer, religion, rights, science,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Gilgamesh
GILGAMESH . . .  

Story has it you used your power to run amuck
Putting fear into the people, and brides in Unuk

So the people of Unuk pray to the sky God Anu
To sort out...

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Categories: cancer, adventure, best friend, brother, character, deep, emotions,
Form: Epic
Sonnets XXV-XXXII
Sonnets XXV-XXXII

Archaischer Torso Apollos (“Archaic Torso of Apollo”)
by Rainer Maria Rilke
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

We cannot know the beheaded god
nor his eyes' forfeited visions. But still
the figure's trunk glows with the strange vitality
of a...

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Categories: bereavement, body, cancer, change, death, depression, life,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Please Consider Those Who - Not By Choice - Are Living Alone - 2nd THIRD
This is the 2nd THIRD of my 3-part poem - see Mark Stellinga on Poetry Soup for the other 2 THIRDS - couldn't be helped.



“What about neighbors,” I carefully pried...“do any of them check on...

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Categories: cancer, love, relationship,
Form: Narrative
Various Heresies 6
Various Heresies 6

Altared Spots
by Michael R. Burch

The mother leopard buries her cub,
then cries three nights for his bones to rise
clad in new flesh, to celebrate the sunrise.

Good mother leopard, pensive thought
and fiercest love’s wild insurrection
yield...

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Categories: cancer, atheist, bible, christian, faith, god, jesus, prayer,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Where do we come in
Where do we come in
					in medias res  not knowing nor caring when
doesn’t everybody pine being number one we leave behind our lives in pages  pictures  or else make for images of what...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: cancer, caregiving, character, humanity, leadership, people, rights, sports,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
No Happy Ending
Bright lights, big city...
bright lights, big city dreams...
please just take me away tonight
Let me rest on your elegance tonight
I have no energy left to spend in reality
so please knock me unconscious
just to be in the...

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Categories: cancer, friend, friendship, hate, heartbreak, irony, jealousy, loss,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Driving Alone Through the Sand Hills of Nebraska
My love is light (a fairy kiss?)          
               Like the pressure of...

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Categories: cancer, lost love,
Form: Blank verse
Death Watch
Death Watch

It was early morning.
The sun was barely above the high hills on the other side of the lake.
I was at the end of the dock slowly reeling in my line.
I could see fish jumping...

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Categories: cancer, death, father, poetry, sick, drug,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Someone To Love-part 2
...cont

Always wanting to get the most from life,
one morning after a terrible snow storm
she rose from bed stretching 
the most radiant, playful grin spread across her face,
"I feel incredible," she screamed,
"Let's have a picnic!"
"In this?"...

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Categories: cancer, loss, love, love hurts,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member What Kind of People Are We
What Kind of People Are We

In a Shakespearean sense of tragedy and doubt the well-used
“To Be or Not To Be” from Hamlet is not the question I shall
discuss in this narrative. Rather, I shall consider...

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Categories: cancer, conflict, fear, humanity, immigration, international, poverty, war,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Dad, continued
...cont

Breath...
You once said to me,"I'm a man of extremes," and I understood immediately what you meant.  When you drank, you drank hard.  When you worked you expected perfection, in yourself not others, because...

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Categories: cancer, dad,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member Harvey Lee Kaneeble - BOTH Audio and Text
The oldest man I’ve ever known was Harvey Lee Kaneeble. And at the age of 
one-o-six…(in nineteen forty-five)… 
Some of those who really got around had speculated - Harvey might have actually been the oldest...

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Categories: cancer, faith, prayer,
Form: Verse
Misconception of Misery
It only started as a misconception, a misunderstanding
then like grass fed rain, it grew...grew into this
A eulogy, maybe this could be it
about you? For once, this is about me
How can it be...how can it be?
Dreaming,...

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Categories: cancer, how i feel, , 8th grade, ,
Form: Bio
Premium Member On Filling Voids - 1st HALF
Here's WHY, 
   This is, as indicated, the 1st HALF of this fairly lengthy poem. The 2nd half had to be posted separately due to Poetry Soup's file-size limitations. No other way I...

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Categories: cancer, father daughter, relationship,
Form: Narrative