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Premium Member Blue Sky, Why
"Blue Sky, Why?"

stories speak to us.
inside our heart 
is crying.

Blue Sky, Why?

why do children
holding sunflowers
watch their parents die

why do sweet children,
now war torn, 
some the battle's orphans,
daily lose their lives

lying in their sick beds
bombed in...

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Categories: holocaust, courage, humanity, leadership, light, peace, truth, war,
Form: Narrative

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: holocaust, death, dream, funeral, grave, judgement, sleep, sunset,
Form: Verse
Poems About Fathers and Grandfathers Iii
Poems about Fathers and Grandfathers III

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: holocaust, family, father, father daughter, father son, fathers
Form: Rhyme
Where Does the Butterfly Go
Where Does the Butterfly Go?
by Michael R. Burch

for the children of the Holocaust and the Nakba

Where does the butterfly go
when lightning rails,
when thunder howls,
when hailstones scream,
when winter scowls,
when nights compound dark frosts with snow ...

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Categories: holocaust,
Form: Verse
World War Ii Poems and Holocaust Poems V - Ber Horvitz, Yitzkhak Viner
World War II Poems and Holocaust Poems V - Ber Horvitz, Yitzkhak Viner, Franta Bass

Der Himmel
"The Heavens"
by Ber Horvitz
loose translation by Michael R. Burch

These skies
are leaden, heavy, gray...
I long for a pair
of deep blue eyes....

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Categories: evil, holocaust, race, racism, war, world, world
Form: Free verse

First They Came For the Muslims
First they came for the Muslims

after Martin Niemoller

First they came for the Muslims
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Muslim.

Then they came for the homosexuals
and I did not speak out
because I was...

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Categories: holocaust, culture, discrimination, faith, god, islamic, truth, usa,
Form: Free verse
by Michael R. Burch

Here the hills are old and rolling
carefully in their old age;
on the horizon youthful mountains
bathe themselves in windblown fountains...

By dying leaves and falling raindrops,
I have traced time's starts and stops,
and I have...

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Categories: holocaust, loneliness, lonely, longing, loss, lost, seasons, time,
Form: Sonnet
Auschwitz Rose
Auschwitz Rose
by Michael R. Burch
There is a Rose at Auschwitz, in the briar,
a rose like Sharon’s, lovely as her name.
The world forgot her, and is not the same.
I still love her and extend this sacred...

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Categories: holocaust, horror, tribute, truth, violence, war, world
Form: Sonnet
by Michael R. Burch

Walk here among the walking specters. Learn
inhuman patience. Flesh can only cleave
to bone this tightly if their hearts believe
that God is good, and never mind the Urn.

A lentil and a bean might...

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Categories: holocaust, prison, race, racism, violence, world war
Form: Verse
World War Ii Poems and Holocaust Poems - Vi - Chaim Nachman Bialik, Erich Fried
World War II Poems and Holocaust Poems - VI - Chaim Nachman Bialik, Erich Fried

After My Death
by Chaim Nachman Bialik
translation by Michael R. Burch

Say this when you eulogize me: 
Here was a man—now, poof, he's...

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Categories: holocaust, race, racism, truth, war, world, world
Form: Free verse
by Michael R. Burch

It’s not that I don’t want to die;
I shall be glad to go.
Enough of diabetes pie,
and eating sickly crow!
Enough of win and place and show.
Enough of endless woe!

Enough of suffering and vice!

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Categories: holocaust, body, cancer, death, health, irony, mental illness,
Form: Light Verse
Poems About Children V
Poems about Children V

by Michael R. Burch

Among the shadows of the groaning elms,
amid the darkening oaks, we fled ourselves

Once there were paths that led to coracles
that clung to piers like loosening barnacles

where we cannot return,...

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Categories: holocaust, autumn, baseball, child, childhood, children, dog, sports,
Form: Rhyme
Visit To Antietam
Alone I arrive, walking from Frederick
over the gaps, across gentle hills
out onto a knoll
overlooking this burnished landscape.
Before me I see countless writhing rows
of indiscernible shapes gathered
in terrible rituals mid fire and smoke
darkening the sun.
From distant...

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Categories: holocaust, america, conflict, history, together, war,
Form: Ode
My Most Popular Poems On the Internet I
My most popular poems on the Internet (I)

A number of my poems and translations have gone viral, according to Google, and some have been copied onto hundreds to thousands of web pages. That’s a lot...

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Categories: holocaust, internet, poems, poetry, poets, social, write, writing,
Form: Rhyme
Miklos Radnoti Translations of Holocaust Poems
Postcard 1
by Miklós Radnóti
written August 30, 1944
translated by Michael R. Burch
Out of Bulgaria, the great wild roar of the artillery thunders,
resounds on the mountain ridges, rebounds, then ebbs into silence
while here men, beasts, wagons...

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Categories: death, grave, holocaust, horror, humanity, memorial, world
Form: Free verse
World War Ii Poems and Holocaust Poems - Iv - Primo Levi
World War II Poems and Holocaust Poems - IV - Primo Levi

by Primo Levi
translation by Michael R. Burch

You who live secure
in your comfortable houses, 
who return each evening to find
warm food, 
welcoming faces...

consider whether this...

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Categories: evil, holocaust, race, racism, war, world, world
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Poem For My History Teacher
I wanted to write
 The best slavery poem   ever written—
Perhaps win a Pulitzer or Faulkner. 

I had every intention of conforming 
To the standards 
Of modern verse and composition, 
Lyrics fluidly written, 

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Categories: assonance, forgiveness, history, holocaust, humanity, memorial, slavery,
Form: Rhyme
Sonnets Lxxi-Lxxx

Because You Came to Me
by Michael R. Burch

Because you came to me with sweet compassion
and kissed my furrowed brow and smoothed my hair,
I do not love you after any fashion,
but wildly, in despair.

Because you...

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Categories: holocaust, desire, grief, loss, love, rain, romance, sun,
Form: Sonnet
World War Ii Poems and Holocaust Poems - I
World War II Poems and Holocaust Poems (I)

These are poems about World War II and the Holocaust, which is also called the Shoah in Hebrew. 

Epitaph for a Child of the Holocaust
by Michael R. Burch


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Categories: evil, holocaust, racism, truth, war, world, world
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Faith In History Lessons
Patterns of phylogenic history
retell our creative creation story
as bicameral restoration
of Earth's nature-spirit ecology,
both Eastern karma
and Western co-redemptive grace.

Spiritual memory experience
of RNA
and later DNA developments
and traumatic extinctions,
positive great transitions
and double-negative traumas;
are exegetical rhythms
and sacred seasoned pattern...

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Categories: holocaust, creation, culture, education, health, integrity, peace, psychological,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Light On the Devil's Chord - Day 14
Despite his impatience to show me his hell,
He waited for me in my rest, 
Lying upon the ground, I awoke in prayer,
Thanking God above and asking Him for guidance

“My heart is Yours, always,
From the moment...

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Categories: adventure, anxiety, conflict, courage, dark, holocaust, horror,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Listening For Firestorms
Always respect this combination of fire and wind,
she tentatively said,
after having listened for healthy and pathological winds
regenerating and degenerating,
investing in and divesting of,
yeasty flames of fertile dopamine.

They, like you,
co-arise of and from the landscapes
in which...

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Categories: holocaust, absence, blessing, happiness, health, humanity, nature, science,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Why I Don't Celebrate Christmas - Fiction
Grandma died when I was 18 years old, on Christmas day. I never really got to know her well, since the family had pretty much kept their distance from her due to her 'weird religion.'...

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© Tom Woody  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: holocaust, christian, christmas,
Form: Narrative
Goodbye Six Pack Hello Poetry Scribes
Goodbye six pack hello* poetry scribes

My poetic side COSMOFUNNEL
wordsmith thanks tumblr in his noggin
ofttimes triggering babbling brook 
to swell after deluge
becoming stream of consciousness runnel
carving, gouging, and liquidating topography 
qua zee mow toe natural formed...

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Categories: holocaust, adventure, angst, april, body, father, hair, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Favorite Recurring Nightmares Part 1
Don't you think that this title is darkly divine?
But, of course, there will have to be weirdness that’s funny,
Though my nightmares are many and have complex arcs
There’s some risk here I might have to work...

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Categories: anxiety, crazy, fun, funeral, holocaust, humorous, life,
Form: Quatrain