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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: grandfather, adventure, anger, anxiety, bullying, father, history, introspection,
Form: Dramatic Monologue



DRAGON STEW
On an early morning just before school
My tummy is churning my head hurts too
My feet are cold my forehead is hot
I have a runny nose and a tongue with blue dots

“Mom come quick!” I helplessly...

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Categories: grandfather, 4th grade, 5th grade, adventure, anxiety, bible,
Form: Rhyme
Light On the Devil's Chord - Day 29
Somehow, 
Forward, and headlong
I knew it was day again

There was a shift in the dark mutterings of the Devil,
Who now refused to sleep as I refused to sing,
Almost an anticipation in his voice,
As if he...

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Categories: grandfather, adventure, bible, conflict, endurance, inspirational, love, war,
Form: Epic
Family Poems
Family Poems

Mother's Smile
by Michael R. Burch

There never was a fonder smile
than mother's smile, no softer touch
than mother's touch. So sleep awhile
and know she loves you more than "much."

So more than "much, " much more than...

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Categories: grandfather, child, childhood, family, father, father son, mother,
Form: Rhyme
Epitaphs
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: grandfather, bereavement, death, death of a friend, depression,
Form: Epitaph



Wonderland
Wonderland
by Michael R. Burch
 
We stood, kids of the Lamb, to put to test
the beatific anthems of the blessed,
the sentence of the martyr, and the pen’s
sincere religion. Magnified, the lens
shot back absurd reflections of each...

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Categories: grandfather, allegory, allusion, analogy, crazy, fantasy, imagination, magic,
Form: Sonnet
Poems about Children
Poems about Children


The Desk
by Michael R. Burch

for Jeremy

There is a child I used to know
who sat, perhaps, at this same desk
where you sit now, and made a mess
of things sometimes.I wonder how
he learned at all...

He...

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Categories: grandfather, boy, child, childhood, children, daughter, family, son,
Form: Rhyme
Poems about Fathers and Grandfathers I
Poems about Fathers and Grandfathers I

I translated the first six Native American poems for my father when he chose to enter hospice and end his life by not taking dialysis …


Cherokee Travelers' Blessing I
loose translation/interpretation...

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Categories: grandfather, father, father daughter, father son, fathers day,
Form: Rhyme
Poems about Fathers and Grandfathers III
Poems about Fathers and Grandfathers III




Success
by Michael R. Burch

for Jeremy

We need our children to keep us humble
between toast and marmalade;

there is no time for a ticker-tape parade
before bed, no award, no bright statuette

to be delivered...

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Categories: grandfather, family, father, father daughter, father son, fathers
Form: Rhyme
Otomo no Sakanoue no Iratsume translation
To a Daughter More Precious than Gems
by Otomo no Sakanoue no Iratsume
loose translation by Michael R. Burch

Heaven's cold dew has fallen—
and thus another season arrives.
Oh, my child living so far away,
do you pine for me...

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Categories: grandfather, child, childhood, children, daughter, girl, mother, mother
Form: Tanka
Poems about Fathers and Grandfathers IV
Poems about Fathers and Grandfathers IV



Neglect
by Michael R. Burch

What good are your tears?
They will not spare the dying their anguish.
What good is your concern
to a child sick of living, waiting to perish?

What good, the warm...

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Categories: grandfather, family, father, father daughter, father son, fathers
Form: Rhyme
Poems about Children IV
Poems about Children IV

Salat Days
by Michael R. Burch

Dedicated to the memory of my grandfather, Paul Ray Burch, Sr.

I remember how my grandfather used to pick poke salat ...
though first, usually, he’d stretch back in the...

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Categories: child, childhood, children, dad, father son, grandfather,
Form: Rhyme
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: grandfather, blessing,
Form: Carpe Diem
Poems about Fathers and Grandfathers II
Poems about Fathers and Grandfathers II



All Things Galore
by Michael R. Burch

for my grandfathers George Edwin Hurt Sr. and Paul Ray Burch, Sr.

Grandfather,
now in your gray presence
you are

somehow more near

and remind me that,
once, upon a star,
you...

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Categories: grandfather, family, father, father daughter, father son, fathers
Form: Rhyme
Early Poems I
Juvenilia: Early Poems by Michael R. Burch



Smoke
by Michael R. Burch

The hazy, smoke-filled skies of summer I remember well;
farewell was on my mind, and the thoughts that I can't tell
rang bells within (the din was in)...

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Categories: grandfather, kid, poetry, poets, teen, write, writing, youth,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Beary Tales Episodes 15-24, More Poet's Notes
Note to Readers of Previous Versions:
There are so many new vignettes scattered throughout the poem that I hope you will reread the whole thing! There are many new GEMS, improvements to previous verses and improved...

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Categories: grandfather, adventure, beauty, friendship, innocence, love, mentor,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member WHO AM I
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Categories: grandfather, character, i am, life, me, perspective, philosophy,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Blitzkrieg : A Kookaburra Laughs
“Now behind the eyes and secrets of the dreamers in the streets rocked to sleep by the sea, see the titbits and topsyturvies, bobs and buttontops, bags and bones, ash and rind and dandruff and...

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Categories: grandfather, dark, destiny, dream,
Form: Free verse
Poems about Children II
Poems about Children II



On Looking into Curious George’s Mirrors
by Michael R. Burch

for Maya McManmon, granddaughter of the poet Jim McManmon

Maya was made in the image of God;
may the reflections she sees in those curious mirrors
always...

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Categories: child, childhood, children, grandchild, granddaughter, grandfather, grandparents,
Form: Rhyme
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: grandfather, change, death, gothic, grave, literature, romance, war,
Form: Epic
The Stela epic, PART 1 of 8
The Stela Epic by DR. Mohammed F A Alrazak

The grains of sand, the drops of rain, makes the stage for souls to play 
The prints of feet on rocks were wonders and arts as the...

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Categories: grandfather, culture, freedom,
Form: ABC
Premium Member Beary Tales Episodes 1-6, Poet's Notes
(Remembering Innocence)


Note to Readers of Previous Versions:
There are so many new vignettes scattered throughout the poem that I hope you will reread the whole thing! There are new tales, improvements to previous verses, and improved...

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Categories: grandfather, adventure, best friend, blessing, innocence, love, mentor,
Form: Quatrain
Such Tenderness, for the Mothers of Gaza
Such Tenderness
by Michael R. Burch

for the mothers of Gaza

There was, in your touch, such tenderness—as
only the dove on her mildest day has,
when she shelters downed fledglings beneath a warm wing
and coos to them softly, unable...

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Categories: grandfather, angel, arabic, baby, caregiving,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member On Fam'ly Traditions - 1st third
The one time before they had brought me along - to this cabin - to fish on this lake...this primitive structure that Leo - Dad's granddad - had constantly threatened to sell...
I was a toddler...Father...

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Categories: grandfather, family, together,
Form: Narrative
Quest of the Heart: Chapter One
Of Ghosts and Fiends in Twilight


The sun sank low on the darkening horizon
Grey mist hung adrift over the land thickening
A cold, brisk autumn wind held and embraced me 
With my horse’s pace and that of...

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Categories: grandfather, adventure, for her, journey, lost love, love,
Form: Rhyme