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Premium Member Epigrams V
Epigrams V
by Michael R. Burch

Autumn Conundrum
by Michael R. Burch

It’s not that every leaf must finally fall,
it’s just that we can never catch them all.


Piercing the Shell
by Michael R. Burch

If we strip away all the accouterments...

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Categories: epitaph, giggle, humor, humorous, irony, literature, word play,
Form: Epigram

Premium Member Sandy Hook Poems 1
Sandy Hook Call to Love
by Michael R. Burch
Our hearts are broken today
for our children's small bodies lie broken;
let us gather them up, as we may,
that the truth of our Love may be spoken;
then, when...

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Categories: epitaph, children, school, student, usa, violence, war, youth,
Form: Verse
The Mulberry Tree And Its Birds Part Two


The Mulberry Tree & its Birds

Now watch a short Video film made by me (placed on my Music Channel on You Tube) based on this Poetic...

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Categories: bird, tree,
Form: Epitaph
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: epitaph, body, life, men,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member The Verdict
.                          NOW

Well, GI Jack is welcome back, he left his...

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Categories: epitaph, society, war,
Form: Ballad

Premium Member A Journeyman
A Journeyman

Prologue and Epitaph:

I am the fool, the jester, clown, a harlequin, charade, façade of many
shades and colours, mascara over broken fragments, dead and gone

1)	Megalomaniac charlatan, lost in destruction, finding the path, the touch,
the miracle...

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Categories: epitaph, life,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member The Stone
The Tale below was carved one night
Upon the Stone, by candlelight
...most won’t believe, but some just might
.........most won’t believe, but some just might


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Categories: epitaph, body, death, fantasy, kiss, love, me, morning,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Me and Me First
That soft-spoken Sovereign commands a big stick, 
runs the world into ruins, once our bailiwick.
If asked why, He grins grimly, pale lips slightly pursed:
"Vindication? Straightforward: It's Me and Me First" 

(To mesmerise people He needed...

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Categories: epitaph, political, society, world,
Form: Quatrain
That's Chuck, He's my Friend
What's that in your hand?. Let me see.. He said.
It's a picture; that`s Chuck; he is my friend... I said.
You pick your friends kinda young, don't you?... He said.
No, that was a long time ago....

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Categories: bereavement, death, emotions, friend, friendship, gender, how
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member More iffy coronavirus haiku
yet another iffy coronavirus haiku #1
by michael r. burch

plagued by the Plague
i plague the goldfish
with my verse


yet another iffy coronavirus haiku #2
by michael r. burch

hang their heads
embarrassed by their coronas

I wrote this poem after having...

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Categories: epitaph, america, death, eulogy, health, humanity, natural disasters,
Form: Haiku
100 percent Natural psyllium husk delivered solid ecstasy
100% Natural psyllium husk delivered solid ecstasy

As of late - I could not but barely move
mine whole body felt
analogous to sluggish mollusk
frequent constipation found yours truly
doubled over in gastrointestinal agony

as if elephant or red (livid...

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Categories: epitaph, best friend, caregiving, freedom, happiness, humorous, hurt,
Form: Free verse
Peace Be Still
I kept searching for years when the answer I seek was so near. I kept looking for a profound  answer but found myself on a wearisome path, marred with interminable disasters. I emptied the...

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Categories: epitaph, adventure, angel, blessing, boat, faith, freedom, nature,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member The World Around US
Awaking blithe each morning,
with eyes upon the World,
I wonder, are we mourning
with ebon flags unfurled –
or are they but a warning,
some draped like snakes and curled,
stray stars and stripes adorning,
sent from the netherworld.

I wander through...

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Categories: epitaph, earth, environment, war,
Form: Rhyme
The Mulberry Tree And its Birds One of Two



Now watch a short Video film made by me (placed on my Music Channel on You Tube) based on this Poetic...

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Categories: allegory, tree, , sweet love,
Form: Epitaph
Would the real Matthew Scott Harris please stand up
Would the real “Matthew Scott Harris” please stand up!

Yo...over here in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania
all the other ones (that follow below)...
them guys imposters I write – every ƒµ©**** one.

Curiosity and discretion 
got the better part of me...

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Categories: epitaph, 12th grade, adventure, age, celebrity, character, cool,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Question in the Sky
The Epitaph of Earth may soon be writ
Upon the memory of a glory gone
For all things bright and beautiful, that inter-fused with death
Like harmony and breath have fled as one
   -Suzanne Delaney 


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Categories: epitaph, adventure, allegory, beauty, bible, nature, spiritual, wisdom,
Form: Verse
If I died today March 2nd, 2020
If I died today March 2nd, 2020...?

No matter unfulfilled dreams never came true,
nevertheless yours truly doth gladly bid adieu,
where repurposed afterlife (mine) atomic brew
reconfigured, reconstituted, and reconsolidated
out maws of madness, no matter any blues clue

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Categories: 10th grade, 12th grade, age, angel, bullying,
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member Epitaph Eulogy BY Linda Blair News Flash OBITUARY

Epitaph – Eulogy
Linda Blair

This man, lying here in state – DEAD – lives.
His aged soul - but not his heart – he gives
to me – for me - this is such a shame,
so on...

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Categories: epitaph, friendship, funeral,
Form: Rhyme
For My Mother
A few months ago I went by the 
cemetery where you lay
I have been meaning to stop in 
but you know how life gets.

It was late September
chilly and overcast
the clouds were thick and
hung heavy above...

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Categories: epitaph, absence,
Form: Elegy
Mr Cullen
There’s a man across the ward from me with a hearing aid that whines,
‘Old age coming on you see, I’m only seventy-nine.
Me hernia’s shot, and so’s me sight, my specs they’re thick like bottle.
But, I...

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Categories: age, anniversary, war, drug,
Form: Epitaph
Burning Graduation
The rage inside me is sickening, never thought I would be on this side. Everybody always saw me on this side and being stuck, no support for me. Go ahead rub your rolled up beige...

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© Cat Way  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: angst, me, me,
Form: Epitaph
The Trunk
The attic trunk, dirty, and oh so old
Had survived the many years untold
Sitting there midst the quiet dust
The hasp and hinges brown with rust

In the young girls’ mind she was compelled
To see what it was...

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© Jack Clark  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: epitaph, family, history, identity, nostalgia, perspective,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Childless

by Michael R. Burch

How can she bear her grief?
Mightier than Atlas, she shoulders the weight
of one fallen star.


Laughter’s Cry
by Michael R. Burch 

Because life is a mystery, we laugh
and do not know the half.
Because death...

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Categories: epitaph, child, death, eulogy, funeral, grave, mother, war,
Form: Epigram
Young G
Young G

as a young G in the hood running rampant like he should
he started off with a seed in his mommas belly in time he grow into jelly
with a bright crooked smile he knew all...

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Categories: epitaph, africa,
Form: Free verse
IN Memoriam
She came 
like a breath 
of air
Made her 
impacts on 
the sands of 
laughs and 
Gone to 
behold no 

The time so 
But short it 
How I long 
for your 
To lighten 

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Categories: bereavement,
Form: Epitaph