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Village in the Valley
Village in the Valley left behind, and then it's a fine find
Mountain in the making...in the dark alleys of my mind

You're a flashlight
In the night
You are a friend 
Till the end
Bite the bullet
You're the village...

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Categories: danger, deep,
Form: Free verse



I am my Father's Son
They were gambling in front of the house.
Manservants and pages bustled about
Serving Suitors who just curse and carouse.
Few mix wine with water. I heard one shout,
"Clean down the tables with wet sponges! Rouse
Yourselves! And when...

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Categories: danger, adventure, anger, anxiety, bullying, father, history, introspection,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Instruction
Instruction
by Michael R. Burch

Toss this poem aside
to the filigreed and the wild tide
of sunset.

Strike my name,
and still it is all the same.
The onset

of night is in the despairing skies;
each hut shuts its bright bewildered eyes.
The...

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Categories: danger, extended metaphor, fantasy, happiness, hope, hyperbole, i
Form: Pastoral
Halloween Poems
It's Halloween!
Michael R. Burch

If evening falls
on graveyard walls
far softer than a sigh;

if shadows fly
moon-sickled skies,
while children toss their heads

uneasy in their beds,
beware the witch's eye!

If goblins loom
within the gloom
till playful pups grow terse;

if birds give...

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Categories: danger, children, grave, halloween, horror, myth, silly, surreal,
Form: Rhyme
Fahr an' Ice
Fahr an' Ice
by Michael R. Burch

From what I know of death, I'll side with those
who'd like to have a say in how it goes:
just make mine cool, cool rocks (twice drowned in likker),
and real fahr...

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Categories: danger, death, drink, fun, humor, humorous, light,
Form: Light Verse



It's Halloween
It's Halloween!
Michael R. Burch

If evening falls
on graveyard walls
far softer than a sigh;

if shadows fly
moon-sickled skies,
while children toss their heads

uneasy in their beds,
beware the witch's eye!

If goblins loom
within the gloom
till playful pups grow terse;

if birds give...

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Categories: danger, cat, children, evil, grave, halloween, horror, moon,
Form: Verse
Erin
Erin, for a girl who embodies Ireland
by Michael R. Burch

All that’s left of Ireland is her hair—
bright carrot—and her milkmaid-pallid skin,
her brilliant air of cavalier despair,
her train of children—some conceived in sin,
the others to avoid...

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Categories: danger, ireland,
Form: Sonnet
Tawfiq Zayyad translation: Here We Shall Remain
Here We Shall Remain
by Tawfiq Zayyad
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Like twenty impossibilities
in Lydda, Ramla and Galilee ...
here we shall remain.

Like brick walls braced against your chests;
lodged in your throats
like shards of glass
or prickly cactus...

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Categories: danger, arabic, poems, poverty, prison, race, racism, song,
Form: Free verse
The Tender Weight of Her Sighs
The Tender Weight of Her Sighs
by Michael R. Burch

The tender weight of her sighs
lies heavily upon my heart;
apart from her, full of doubt,
without her presence to revolve around,
found wanting direction or course,
cursed with the thought...

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Categories: danger, creation, depression, divorce, farewell, goodbye, sorrow, sorry,
Form: Sonnet
The Inner Chamber
THE INNER CHAMBER

Please.  Stop holding back on me.

Like a child standing at the neighborhood ice cream truck, arm outstretched, eyes huge, mouth watering.

I stand here longing to slip underneath your decades of cold-rolled steel...

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Categories: danger, betrayal, courage, devotion, love, love hurts, relationship,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Megan's Quest Part 1of7
Moon sprites dotted the sky like lilies at dawn
    in a ballet meant to cause nocturnal delight.
While Fairies and Pixie Dust covered the lawn
    in a dance that would...

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Categories: danger, adventure, courage, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Heat Lightening
Heat Lightening
by Michael R. Burch

Each night beneath the elms, we never knew
which lights beyond dark hills might stall, advance,
then lurch into strange headbeams tilted up
like searchlights seeking contact in the distance . . .

Quiescent unions...

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Categories: danger, car, crush, desire, love, lust, sexy, teen
Form: Sonnet
My Spirit Animal
The soul of the earth is wrapped up inside
And the spirit of God is walking beside me
The universe rests upon my shoulder
And I can feel its power moving all over
embracing the soul of man
And causing...

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Categories: danger, 8th grade, blessing, character, encouraging, environment, faith,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Worship And Praise - The Pantoum Style

~ Worship And Praise   ~ 
( Pantoum ) 
 

~O~


Worship God, pray each day, all way. 
Keep the Lord always in my life. 
Surely follow Him every day. 
Worship and Praise, in good...

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Categories: danger, christian, faith, hope, love,
Form: Free verse
Prose Poems
Prose Poems

Something
by Michael R. Burch

Something inescapable is lost?lost like a pale vapor curling up into shafts of moonlight, vanishing in a gust of wind toward an expanse of stars immeasurable and void. Something uncapturable is...

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Categories: danger, animal, child, childhood, children, magic, rose, science,
Form: Prose
Premium Member The Escape
"Sentenced to hang in the town of Lincoln,
Billy made his bold escape.
Both of his guards died from thinking,
that a shackled young boy couldn't break away."

I've often wondered what thoughts were going through his head
as he...

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Categories: danger, history,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Balancing Work and Play
I was reading Rev. Julian Clifford Jaynes' homily,
delivered May of 1919
to the First Unitarian Society in West Newton, Massachusetts,
commenting on the 100 years since Channing's Baltimore Sermon.

Rev. Jaynes had a son, 
a second generation Julian...

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Categories: danger, christian, destiny, god, health, history, religion, wisdom,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Today In Billy the Kid History - April 28, 1881
"Sentenced to hang in the town of Lincoln,
Billy made his bold escape.
Both of his guards died from thinking,
that a shackled young boy couldn't break away."

I've often wondered what thoughts were going through his head
as he...

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Categories: danger, history,
Form: Rhyme
Forever Forgive Me
Forever forgive me
For my one and only iniquity
Please forgive me
With forbearance eternally

Lots of anger and lust
Got a hold of me…
So, I must...oh, I must…
Set my soul free

Forever forgive me
Determine my footsteps to the light
Emotionally unhappy
Intervene...

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Categories: danger, courage, emotions, encouraging, endurance, hope, longing, solitude,
Form: Rhyme
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: danger, brother, eulogy, magic, prison, spiritual, violence, wine,
Form: Free verse
Light On the Devil's Chord - Day 37
I heard two distinct voices in the night,
Conversing amongst themselves most eagerly
They whispered like children in excitement
Their sardonic mouths sung many savvy tunes
It was Death I could perceive, defending me,
And he, a strange, distant friend
Seemed...

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Categories: danger, change, death, gothic, grave, literature, romance, war,
Form: Epic
Pale Though Her Eyes: Vampire Poem
Vampire Poetry

Pale Though Her Eyes
by Michael R. Burch
 
Pale though her eyes,
her lips are scarlet
from drinking of blood,
this child, this harlot
 
born of the night
and her heart, of darkness,
evil incarnate
to dance so reckless,
 
dreaming of...

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Categories: danger, dark, death, desire, evil, gothic, grave, horror,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Operation Money Jump
Thanksgiving, 1971,
a parachute pilgrim approaches Northwest Flight 305
as Dan Cooper, anonymous businessman,  anarchist airborne, 
black suit, black sunglasses, a black tie
and a black briefcase broaching black motives,
Portland to Seattle, prison or criminal pantheon, 
before...

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Categories: danger, america, history, mystery,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Translation of Eric Mottram's 28th Legal: Letter Jan 2, 1966 by T Wignesan
Eric Mottram on the American literary and cultural scene during 1965-66 while he was the recipient of the American Learned Societies’ award for a year. (begun in the last post and to be continued)

January 2,...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: danger, america, art, creation, culture, music, poetry, writing,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Canto XVII Hell translation
“Here the fierce with the thin pointed tail,
Who passes mountains and breaks arms and walls!
Here who with stench can the world assail!”

So my duke started to talk with his calls;
And hinted then it to get...

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Categories: danger, fantasy,
Form: Terza Rima