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Premium Member Rejection Slips 2
Rejection Slips 2

The Shape of Mourning
by Michael R. Burch
The shape of mourning
is an oiled creel
shining with unuse,
the bolt of cold steel
on a locker
shielding memory,

the monthly penance
of flowers,
the annual wake,
the face in the...

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Categories: cotton, beauty, death, desire, life, longing, love, nature,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Free Verse II
by Michael R. Burch

“We will walk taller!” said Gupta,
sorta abrupta,
hand-in-hand with his mom,
eyeing the A-bomb.

“Who needs a mahatma
in the aftermath of NAFTA?
Now, that was a disaster,”
cried glib Punjab.

“After Y2k,
time will spin out of control anyway,”

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Categories: cotton, angel, child, childhood, children, family, time, world,
Form: Free verse
a night on a wharf
A Night On A Wharf

The couple decide to walk. The boardwalk still lit at this late hour guides them. They walk hand in hand,..whispering softly with small talk...solemn.,. lonely , yet together. The walk is...

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Categories: cotton, blessing,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member Free Verse III
by Michael R. Burch

for the victims and survivors of 9-11

The world is unsalvageable ...
but as we lie here
in bed
stricken to the heart by love
despite war’s
flickering images,

sometimes we still touch,

laughing, amazed,
that our flesh
does not despair
of love

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Categories: cotton, body, desire, kiss, love, together, war, world,
Form: Free verse
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: cotton, culture, destiny, games, health, integrity, peace, religion,
Form: Political Verse

"I am a painter and my eyes are the paint brushes I had if I look up with my open eye I see the Horizon I see the clouds to be continued
Oh shutter as I...

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Categories: cotton, allusion, analogy, appreciation,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Another Cruel Link in their Chain
         Another Cruel Link in their Chain 

1.   Beginnings

Her babe was her joy, such a beautiful boy,
	and he suckled her breast till the end.
The slaver...

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Categories: cotton, body, life, men,
Form: Ballad
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: cotton, adventure, autumn, desire, football, games, heart, history,
Form: Rhyme
Story About Santa Contest
Sponsor: Carol Eastman

Long before Christmas had become a jolly folklore,
I met a grandfatherly man...
He was clean shaven, tiny and crabby,
And always wore a floppy black suit, his name was Mr. Atnas.

See, I was at such...

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© Lu Loo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: cotton, christmas, joy, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Desert Rose
I was driving to Utah, because I had gotten a promotion;
And chose the scenic route, so as to put things in motion.

I had been traveling from Los Angeles, to Salt Lake City;
And the scenery along...

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Categories: cotton, beauty, faith, fantasy, inspiration, lost, purple, rose,
Form: Couplet
The Apparition at Shaggala
A tweet in time prompted nine
And looking up, I spotted you
Essence of elegance
Glamorously gorgeous, and being inspired
I sat down to write
Watched as streaks of mental energy 
Turned to strokes on the canvas in my head

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Categories: cotton, art, assonance, beauty, desire, fantasy, love, rap,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Short Stuff: Epigrams
Epigrams by Michael R. Burch

by Michael R. Burch
Show me your most intimate items of apparel:
begin with the hem of your quicksilver slip ...

by Michael R. Burch

Love should be more than the sum of its...

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Categories: cotton, body, clothes, death, eulogy, introspection, love, obituary,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member A Heart Made Hatchet -2
Hannah, I haven't seen or heard you cry
not in the gray of winter day
or in the cold silence of our prisoner nights,
the others can hardly keep up with you on the marches
your face is changeless...

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Categories: cotton, america,
Form: Epic
Throw the Blame on Me
Giving in to the silence one last time,
Everyone needs encouragement once in a while
Some need it everyday
For God’s sake, hear me out during this time of suffering
You're different from everyone else
It's not your fault x2

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Categories: cotton, anger, angst, beauty, confusion, deep, freedom, heart,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Lux Vitae Love Stories of The Fey: In the Clouds
Lux Vitae Love Stories of The Fey:

“In the Clouds”

“What are you looking at Mum?”
“They come in the clouds you know”, she said to her daughter
“Every night, the same time, the numbers seem to grow,...

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Categories: cotton, adventure, fairy, fantasy, journey, mystery, mythology, science
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The True Knight
POTD 9th April 2018

Synopsis -
A story of selflessness without jealousy or rancor that is often evident through the ages in all walks of life, even in modern times. 

She’s a queen who sees her lover...

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Categories: cotton, love, romance, sensual,
Form: Romanticism
Premium Member Westward Bound

The past was locked in with very little 'right of passage'.                        ...

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Categories: cotton, childhood, home,
Form: Narrative
The White Race Has a Point
The white race has a point
But that doesn't mean
They should treat us improper
The white race has a point
Nature is repeating it over and over
White snow, white moon
white Jesus, white angels
white robes, white clouds
White pedestrian crossing

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Categories: cotton, america, angel, betrayal, break up, christmas, discrimination,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Whips Of History - 4
Injustice is just an inconvenience until it is proven...
When the sun hit their helmets it startled the very souls of the natives
a signal upon their eyes that spoke like a siren of ill prophecy to...

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Categories: cotton, history, passion, poetry,
Form: Crown of Sonnets
Premium Member A rather uncomfortable story

The girl was walking with the boy. The color of her cotton saree was lighter green. Her face was a little worried.  Some might not fully understand the situation, some might see her...

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Categories: cotton, best friend,
Form: Prose
A Ghetto Conversation

Hey bruh, 
haven’t you heard,
ain’t you read the news?
The White House is gonna eradicate 
the fear infested inner city blues
That Trump fella says,
he’s got his poison pen ready to use
He says black folks got nothing...

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Categories: cotton, culture, prejudice, truth, word play,
Form: Verse
At the final stroking of saint Halloween eve, it seems not so long ago,
That my trusty SUV, transport vehicle unceremoniously broke down,
Right outside the local pet cemetery, what a marvelous place to
Spend the spookiest night...

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© cherl dunn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: cotton, brother, fantasy, funny, halloween, history, imagery, visionary,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member When I Was Ten
 Now in my decline in the time of men
  I remember way back then when I was ten,
 when we lived in a shadow much greater
  at the foot of the Mount...

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Categories: cotton, childhood, school,
Form: Couplet
Back Then, Dandelion Greens Were Segregated Too
Martin, a very senior citizen, wants to get a bucket and knife and go hunt up some greens in a field in Alabama. But in spite of his yearnings for a big bowl of greens,...

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Categories: cotton, race,
Form: Prose
administration of pineapples
Kindly stick to digging pineapples in the future as magic dust particles can really only spring up in defense patterns. And is it really wise to deal cards in a high tide. Deliver not an...

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Categories: cotton, earth,
Form: I do not know?