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Zen Death Haiku
Zen Death Haiku

Brittle cicada shell,
little did I know
you were my life!
—Shuho, translation by Michael R. Burch

as it came,
this naked worm.
—Shidoken, translation by Michael R. Burch

As dew glistens
on a lotus leaf,
so too I soon must vanish.

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Categories: funeral, age, autumn, bereavement, death, death of a
Form: Haiku

Epitaph for a Palestinian Child
by Michael R. Burch

I lived as best I could, and then I died.
Be careful where you step: the grave is wide.

Autumn Conundrum
by Michael R. Burch

It's not that every leaf must finally...

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Categories: funeral, bereavement, death, death of a friend, depression,
Form: Epitaph
by Michael R. Burch

Here I scrawl extravagant rainbows.
And there you go, skipping your way to school.
And here we are, drifting apart
like untethered balloons.

Here I am, creating "art,"
chanting in shadows,
pale as the crinoline moon,
ignoring your face.


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Categories: funeral, divorce,
Form: Free verse
Epitaph For a Palestinian Child
Epitaph for a Palestinian Child
by Michael R. Burch

I lived as best I could, and then I died.
Be careful where you step: the grave is wide.

This poem has also been titled "Epitaph for a Child of...

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Categories: absence, bereavement, conflict, death, discrimination, eulogy, funeral,
Form: Epitaph
by Michael R. Burch

When I am lain to rest
and my soul is no longer intact, 
but dissolving, like a sunset
diminishing to the west...

and when at last
before His throne my past
is put to test
and the demons...

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Categories: death, dream, funeral, grave, judgement, sleep, sunset,
Form: Verse

Premium Member The Fallen
“The Fallen”

he sees himself 
in the reflection of cold close 
yet distant shop windows, 
his final journey along the 
Hard Time Road
walking alone, 
unforgiven, no home
for the rest of his natural life 
a million knives...

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Categories: funeral, family, freedom, friendship, god, i am, jesus,
Form: Free verse
Medieval Poems Iv
Medieval Poems IV

by Thomas Campion
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Booksellers laud authors for novel editions
as pimps praise their whores for exotic positions.

Brut (circa 1100 AD, written by Layamon, an excerpt)
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R....

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Categories: funeral, angel, mother, romance, romantic, rose, roses are
Form: Rhyme
No Mark
No Mark
by Michael R. Burch

A wave implodes, 
impaled upon
impassive rocks...

this evening
the thunder of the sea
is a wild music filling my ear...

you are leaving
and the ungrieving
winds demur...

telling me
that nothing returns
as it was before...

here where you have...

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Categories: funeral, break up, change, divorce, extended metaphor, farewell,
Form: Verse
Sonnets Xlii-Li
Sonnets XLII-LI

by Michael R. Burch

Moonbeams on water?
the reflected light
of a halcyon star
now drowning in night...
So your memories are.

Footprints on beaches
now flooding with water;
the small, broken ribcage
of some primitive slaughter...
So near, yet so far.

A Surfeit of...

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Categories: bereavement, death, death of a friend, funeral,
Form: Sonnet
Athenian Epitaphs
Athenian Epitaphs

Mariner, do not ask whose tomb this may be,
but go with good fortune: I wish you a kinder sea.
—Michael R. Burch, after Plato

Does my soul abide in heaven, or hell?
Only the sea gulls
in their...

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Categories: death, eulogy, funeral, grave, loss, memorial day,
Form: Epigram
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: funeral, anxiety, mental illness, , 8th grade, ,
Form: Prose
Athenian Epitaphs Ii
Athenian Epitaphs II

These are ancient Greek epitaphs for lost family and friends, including dogs and other animals ...

Now his voice is prisoned in the silent pathways of the night: 
his owner's faithful Maltese... 
but will...

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Categories: funeral, animal, best friend, death of a friend,
Form: Epitaph
Premium Member Old Man Crabb - Both Audio and Text
Sixty some odd years ago, when I was just a kid, our home was on the very edge of town.
The man that lived next door to us - a Mr. - O. M. Crabb -...

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Categories: funeral, inspirational,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Thelma Lou - Both Audio and Text
The biggest funeral I've ever attended...

Thelma was a waitress at the diner on the corner of 4th and Oak, across from Ron’s DX, in Abilene.
They had an old brass register that rang when it was...

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Categories: funeral, heart, love, memory,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member My Sweetest Gift, a Childhood Memory
My auntie came to visit when I was three, but nearly four.
    I proudly and lovingly wore her name gifted to me, a sweet legacy.

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Categories: funeral, angel, childhood, love,
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: funeral, blessing,
Form: Carpe Diem
Premium Member White Noise and the Motherload of Dark Matter
"White Noise and the Mother Load of Dark Matter" 

underneath the static
what exists 
is never seen nor heard

for what it truly is 
the eyes and mind 
retaliate in the deciphering

the invisible return 
each night and...

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Categories: funeral, dark, muse,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Bartender Tales Ii: Changes
Kerris  spoke to Damian the junior 
Bartender on the phone.  "Yeah, it's 
8 o'clock now.  I'll be there  at 9 to
Open.  Meet me there at that time."
He smiled happily thinking...

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Categories: funeral, beautiful, blue, engagement, friend, friendship, heart, life,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Translation of 'The Story' By Kama Nasser
The Story
by Kamal Nasser
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

I will tell you a story ...
a story that lived in the dreams of my people,
a story that comes from the world of tents.
It is a story...

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Categories: funeral, arabic, betrayal, christian, conflict, courage, devotion, religion,
Form: Free verse
Legacy accompanied with inadequacy DESPAIR RING
Legacy accompanied with inadequacy DESPAIR RING
uninvited GUESTS linkedin as the themes of mein kampf.

Despite countless factorial permutations
& combinations, this cyber surfer
avails left and right alm
seeking succor Out Of Human Bondage
invisibles shackles bind head,
shoulders, knees and...

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Categories: funeral, abuse, age, angst, anxiety, city, depression, earth,
Form: Free verse
Starlight and Moonlight Ii
Starlight and Moonlight II

These are poems about starlight and moonlight, moons and stars, dreams and visions, illuminations and intimations …

Deliver Us...
by Michael R. Burch 

for my mother, Christine Ena Burch

The night is dark and scary—

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Categories: funeral, dream, love, moon, night, sky, star, stars,
Form: Rhyme
Uncle Arthur
‘She’s on again - the annual campin’ trip regatta,
and we’ve got ourselves together for our plans to Wonnangatta. 
The high country; you can’t beat it for the peace and quiet
unless of course some plans get...

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Categories: funeral, humor,
Form: Rhyme
The Pain of Love
The Pain of Love
by Michael R. Burch 
for T. M.
The pain of love is this:
the parting after the kiss;
the train steaming from the station
whistling abnegation;
each interstate’s bleak white bar
that vanishes under...

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Categories: age, bereavement, death, farewell, funeral, pain,
Form: Verse
Final Lullaby
Final Lullaby
by Michael R. Burch

for my mother, Christine Ena Burch

Sleep peacefully—for now your suffering’s over.

Sleep peacefully—immune to all distress,
like pebbles unaware of raging waves.

Sleep peacefully—like fields of fragrant clover
unmoved by any motion of the wind.


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Categories: death, eulogy, funeral, Lullaby, mother, mother son,
Form: Lyric
A Nice Couple the Tale of Jean and William Part 1 2 and 3
A nice couple. The Tale of Jean and William. Part 1

Jean Fallen was born in 1999 and had a lonely childhood. 
She grew up in Redfern but never went to school.
She lived with her mother...

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Categories: funeral, 10th grade,
Form: ABC