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Epigrams V
Epigrams

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 of war,
perhaps we'll discover...

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



Peace Prayer
These are peace poems, prayer poems, hymns and lullabies I have written for family, friends and the world over the years ...

Peace Prayer
by Michael R. Burch

for Jim Dunlap

Be calm.
Be still.
Be silent, content.

Be one with the...

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Categories: irony, beauty, blessing, love, nature, peace, prayer, time,
Form: Free verse
Poems about Butterflies and Bees
Poems about Butterflies and Bees



Flight
by Michael R. Burch

It is the nature of loveliness to vanish
as butterfly wings, batting against nothingness
seek transcendence...



Album
by Michael R. Burch

I caress them—trapped in brittle cellophane—
and I see how young they were,...

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Categories: irony, animal, butterfly, flying, insect, sky, wind,
Form: Rhyme
Poems about Poems IV
Poems about Poems IV

The Toast
by Michael R. Burch

For longings warmed by tepid suns
(brief lusts that animated clay),
for passions wilted at the bud
and skies grown desolate and gray,
for stars that fell from tinseled heights
and mountains bleak...

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Categories: irony, allegory, allusion, appreciation, art, poems, poetry, poets,
Form: Rhyme
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: irony, evil, holocaust, race, racism, war, world, world
Form: Free verse



Enough
Enough!
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!
I’ve...

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Categories: body, cancer, death, health, irony, mental illness,
Form: Light Verse
Free Verse III
Salve
by Michael R. Burch

for the victims and survivors of 9-11

The world is unsalvageable ...
but as we lie here
in bed
stricken to the heart by love
despite war’s
flickering images,

sometimes we still touch,

laughing, amazed,
that our flesh
does not despair
of love
as...

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Categories: irony, body, desire, kiss, love, together, war, world,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Translation of Marcel Moreau's A L'Amour by T Wignesan
Translation of the Elegy: On Marceline Desbordes-Valmore - À L'amour - Poem by Marcel Moreau Translated by T. Wignesan

Reprends de ce bouquet les trompeuses couleurs,      (Take back the dubious colours...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: absence, hate, heartbreak, irony, love, passion,
Form: Quatrain
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, 
Perfect...

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Categories: irony, assonance, forgiveness, history, holocaust, humanity, memorial, slavery,
Form: Rhyme
No Happy Ending
Bright lights, big city...
bright lights, big city dreams...
please just take me away tonight
Let me rest on your elegance tonight
I have no energy left to spend in reality
so please knock me unconscious
just to be in the...

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Categories: friend, friendship, hate, heartbreak, irony, jealousy, loss,
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: irony, child, childhood, children, grandchild, granddaughter, grandfather, grandparents,
Form: Rhyme
Xenophobia pt 1
TITLE:
       Xenophobia

Heed the warning
This isn't for the faint of heart
Verbalizing my deepest yearnings 
They're bound to be a bit tart...

Because where I'm from is called the Bible Belt
Where folks...

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Categories: irony, america, anxiety, prejudice, universe,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Theories of Every Big and Little Thing
Key CapitalistYang/CreolistYin EcoHistoric Concepts

I find a fuzzy irony in this morning’s early search for a new journal notebook, having filled my last from what had been, five years ago, an inconceivably high pile of empty...

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Categories: irony, culture, earth, health, history, political, science, trust,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member The Amistad Mutiny
The Amistad Mutiny

Slavery, a dirty word no matter how it is pronounced:
Abducted and herded to the slave fortress of Lomboko for trade.
To be tossed in chains below deck on the Portuguese ship Tecora,
Sailing the Atlantic...

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Categories: irony, africa, america, history, racism, slavery, world,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Couples Counseling
My early 20s Eldest Black Lives Matter Son
wears his disabling ADHD label uncomfortably,
impatiently,
like a possibly self-redeeming crown
but with unfortunate MessiahComplex thorns
as the Great WhiteMan's sacrificial lamb.

His First, and hopefully last, Girl
is an ADHD Latina,
with sparkling...

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Categories: irony, earth, games, health, humor, integrity, mental illness,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Autumn Atonement
Face to the sky,
Breath of the Caribbean
Woven with earthy Autumn,
Saturates the alveoli of my lungs,
Pouring raw impulses into the neurons of
My pleasure centers, so triggering a myriad of
Memories ... the demurring requiem to summer tide...

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Categories: irony, autumn, heartbreak, metaphor, october, solitude, soulmate, true
Form: Free verse
The Crow Ghost of Haunting Footsteps
Break my neck; snap it in two, snap it in half
don't give me that incredulous, frightened look as I ask
don't hesitate in front of me, please just do me this favor
so I gain a halo,...

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Categories: irony, i love you, i miss you, introspection,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member UNQUOTABLE QUOTES: L 50 - Tongue-Teasing Epigrams
UNQUOTABLE QUOTES: L (50) - Tongue-Teasers

The « early bird catches the worm » only because the worm has not woken up yet.

« I don’t love you ! I hated your father ! » - must...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: art, humor, irony, women, word play,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member Gingerbread Cottage Fright


At the edge of a wood, in days of summertime,
Lived Hansel and Gretel, once upon a time;
Whose dear father, a poor woodcutter,
Could no longer earn their bread and butter.
Late one night, a conversation overheard--
As from...

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Categories: irony, children, family, fantasy, happy,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Week 1 - Brian's Poet of Note - 'Jack Gilbert'
A Brief For The Defense 

Sorrow everywhere. Slaughter everywhere. If babies 
are not starving someplace, they are starving 
somewhere else. With flies in their nostrils. 
But we enjoy our lives because that's what God wants....

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Categories: irony, joy, life, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Hooked On A Feeling
That "FEELING" ...

The one that makes you believe
That everything in your life,
No matter how messed up or negative,
Is actually wonderful ...
The feeling that, for a few hours,
Chases every bad thing in your life away ...
The...

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Categories: drug, irony,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Proof
We are the days that we’ve become. 
moments dripping gifted from
the lounging clocks in rolling melted sightings, 
given by the gifted madness of a soulmate’s fightings. 

Our lives wrapped up in phrases coined
in books like,...

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Categories: allegory, america, computer, crazy, extended metaphor, irony,
Form: Rhyme
Meet On The Upper Floor
What would the rich do without the poor?
If there was no poor to clean the floor
What would the rich do without the poor?
If there was no one to guard the door
What would the rich do...

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Categories: irony, beauty, change, emotions, friendship love, independence day,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member A Poetic Interview With Nancy Clutter
A Poetic Interview with Nancy Clutter

(This poetic interview is fictional and imaginary, and is based on 47 years of study and repeated readings relative to Truman Capote’s novel, In Cold Blood, published in 1965).


An honor...

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Categories: irony, death,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Surviving Your Own Life
My father and I did not share all that much,
More like passing a truck on the road
Parent’s squabbles I overheard offered me clues
And at times I caught glimpse of his load.

His freight always sealed with...

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Categories: irony, family, father son,
Form: Ballad