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Epigrams by Michael R. Burch

If brevity is the soul of wit
then brevity and levity 
are the whole of it.
—Michael R. Burch

To write an epigram, cram.
If you lack wit, scram!
—Michael R. Burch

Conformists of a feather
flock together.

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Categories: heroic, bible, metaphor, philosophy, poetry, wisdom, words, writing,
Form: Epigram

Willy Nilly
Willy Nilly
by Michael R. Burch

for the Demiurge aka Yahweh and Jehovah 

Isn’t it silly, Willy Nilly?
You made the stallion,
you made the filly,
and now they sleep
in the dark earth, stilly.
Isn’t it silly, Willy Nilly?
Isn’t it...

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Categories: heroic, christian, creation, faith, god, spiritual, truth, world,
Form: Verse
Doggerel I
Doggerel I or Nonsense Verse

by Michael R. Burch

Einstein, the frizzy-haired,
proved E equals MC squared.
Thus, all mass decreases
as activity ceases?
Not my mass, my a$$ declared!

Bible Libel
by Michael R. Burch

If God
is good,
half the Bible
is libel.

I came up...

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Categories: heroic, dog, hilarious, humor, humorous, light, nonsense, nursery
Form: Limerick
Poems About Flight, Flying and Birds Ii
Poems about Flight, Flying, and Birds

by Michael R. Burch

I shall rise
and try the bloody wings of thought
ten thousand times
before I fly...

and then I'll sleep
and waste ten thousand nights
before I dream;

but when at last...
I soar the...

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Categories: heroic, animal, bird, flying, nature,
Form: Free verse
by Michael R. Burch

See how her hair has thinned: it doesn’t seem
like hair at all, but like the airy moult
of emus who outraced the wind and left
soft plumage in their wake. See how her eyes

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Categories: heroic, age, goodbye, life, loss, time, women,
Form: Sonnet

Come Down, For Harold Bloom
Come Down
by Michael R. Burch

for Harold Bloom

Come down, O, come down
from your high mountain tower.
How coldly the wind blows,
how late this chill hour ...

and I cannot wait
for a meteor shower
to show you the time
must be...

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Categories: heroic, books, culture, discrimination, education, extended metaphor, literature,
Form: Sonnet
What Good Are Our Tears
What Good Are Our Tears?
by Michael R. Burch

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

What good, the warm benevolence...

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Categories: heroic, child, child abuse, children, death, poverty, sick,
Form: Free verse
Limericks Vi - Religion
Limericks VI - Religion

Pell-Mell for Hell Mel
by Michael R. Burch

There once was a Baptist named Mel
who condemned all non-Christians to hell.
When he stood before God
he felt like a clod
to discover His Love couldn’t fail!

Why I...

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Categories: heroic, christian, humor, humorous, light, nonsense, religion, religious,
Form: Limerick
Turkish Poetry Translations Ii
Turkish Poetry Translations II

Çanakkale Sehitlerine
"For the Çanakkale Martyrs"
by Mehmet Akif Ersoy
loose English translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Was there ever anything like the Bosphorus war??
The earth’s mightiest armies pressing Marmara,
Forcing entry between her mountain passes
To a...

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Categories: heroic, autumn, god, love, sea, time, war, world,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Bergfried
I.	  The Settlement

          Hickory bark bluffs
          at the blend of two 

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Categories: heroic, adventure, allusion, metaphor, myth, native american, remember,
Form: Narrative
Rejection Slips 1
Rejection Slips

With over 5,700 publications if I count poems that have gone viral, I suppose I shouldn’t complain … but I do have some poems that have never been accepted for publication. Here are a...

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Categories: heroic, day, love, memory, night, rose, seasons, winter,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Poems: I Didn'T Say Poem

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: heroic, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Heroic Crown of Sonnets - Part Two
(continued from A Year Of Months (January-June)

A Year Of Months (July-December)

8. July

July now follows summer's song of June;
with sun ablaze, her days are humid, warm.
Great time to languish in the afternoon,
and later, watch an evening...

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Categories: heroic, earth, seasons, thanksgiving day,
Form: Crown of Sonnets
Deor's Lament
Deor's Lament

(Old English/Anglo-Saxon poem circa the 10th century AD)
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Weland endured the agony of exile:
an indomitable smith wracked by grief.
He suffered countless sorrows;
indeed, such sorrows were his bosom companions
in that frozen...

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Categories: heroic, destiny, england, fate, old, poems, poetry, poets,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Amberina Ballerina
A born lioness my untamed heart? ha! 
a mouse, this pulsing token ruled by unruly wants
at times given, traded or stolen - sometimes
thrown down on a dare to be won or lost 
till it became...

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Categories: heroic, destiny, emotions, inspiration, introspection, memory, metaphor, nostalgia,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Life's Fading Light-Part 2-Heroic Crown of Sonnets

For in the end it's just one soul that's passed.
Alone I'll lie in sod of greenest grass
to answer for the sins that I've amassed
at gates of gold I'll see if I may pass.
In to this...

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Categories: heroic, age, love,
Form: Crown of Sonnets
Premium Member gilded
This happened last Fall, during Thanksgiving break.

Lisa and I were at the MET (The Metropolitan Museum of Art), with her family, at an exhibit of Art Deco sculpture. Lisa and I came out of a...

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Categories: heroic, art, dad, daughter, fashion, fun, humor, vacation,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Understanding Suicide Understanding Me
Understanding Suicide Understanding Me

Awhile back I had a dear friend contact me to ask if I heard about the young mans suicide at a nearby towns school. I had not. After asking one time on...

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Categories: heroic, character, childhood, courage, death, emotions,
Form: Free verse
Love Has a Southern Flavor
Love has a Southern flavor: honeydew,
ripe cantaloupe, the honeysuckle’s spout
we tilt to basking faces to breathe out
the ordinary, and inhale perfume ...

Love’s Dixieland-rambunctious: tangled vines,
wild clematis, the gold-brocaded leaves
that will not keep their order in...

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Categories: heroic, desire, longing, love, romance, romantic, romantic love,
Form: Sonnet
The Cavemen
Ugg and Ogg, on a rock they sat.
 The pair were in hiding from the sabred cat.
 They had hunted for a whole week long.
 But, recently it had all gone wrong.

The ladies were waiting...

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Categories: heroic, funny, humor, silly,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Zero Heroes
Each Zen ZeroSoul
invites a sacredly unique understoried purpose,
enthymematic matriotic meaning
through nurturing Health-Wealth Consciousness.

ZenSoul identity
heroic voice
shadow sacred
among LeftBrain Dominant
adolescent RedStates,
monocultural extraction planners.

Red or Blue
and Green 
depths of social Turquoise personality
for outdoor aquatic conversations,
ebbs and flows,
eggs and...

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Categories: heroic, caregiving, earth, humor, integrity, nature, religion, spiritual,
Form: Political Verse
Ghosts of the Sun Dance-Part 2
8. Transformation

Yielding to those who have mastered the art
Of grasping one's place in existence's grand scheme
Life’s constant challenges never depart
But humble diligence will grow the dream

In passing from childhood to adulthood
Innocence to responsibility
Firm new role...

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Categories: heroic, spiritual, sports,
Form: Crown of Sonnets
Premium Member The Raven and The Bard
The Raven and the Bard
-Daniel Henry Rodgers

The Raven's quill drips shades of blackest night,
Its haunting words, a melody of fright.
The Bard's natural lines, like "Evangeline's" fair hair,
Shed history's warm light to chase away all care...

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Categories: heroic, philosophy, poets, psychological,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Heroic Crown of Sonnets 2

I see them all rise to an endless sky.
Tumbling burnt pages from raging fire,
To leave ash of closer, to pacify.
A single deep breath near flaming pyre.
To see destruction with a silent face.
My eyes will cry...

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Categories: heroic, poetry,
Form: Crown of Sonnets
Premium Member The Word- Heroic Crown of Sonnets

Yet sacrifice would cover for Love's sake
before that time, the Law was sent to guide
sin offerings appeased man's guilty state
but could not change his rebel heart inside.
The WORD was written down on Torah scrolls

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Categories: heroic, bible, christian, life, light,
Form: Crown of Sonnets

Book: Shattered Sighs