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Poem Revised Memorial Day May 30th, 2022 At 1500 Hours
Poem revised Memorial Day May 30th, 2022 at 1500 hours

Flagrante delict adulterous sordid behavior 
automatically linkedin with Lothario;
an unscrupulous seducer of women, 
based upon a character 
in The Impertinent Curious Man, 
a story within a...

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Categories: memorial, absence, abuse, adventure, anger, black african american,
Form: Rhyme



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: memorial, holocaust, race, racism, truth, war, world, world
Form: Free verse
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
Oft In My Thought: Charles D'Orleans Translation
Oft in My Thought
by Charles D'Orleans
translation by Michael R. Burch

So often in my busy mind I sought,
Around the advent of the fledgling year,
For something pretty that I really ought
To give my lady dear;
But that sweet...

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Categories: memorial, blessing, christian, faith, god, heartbreak, heaven, lost
Form: Roundel
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



Premium Member Old Pharaoh - 2 of 2
For Pharaoh still exalts himself and thinks he’s in control,
But if he won’t release my folk, he’ll pay a heavy toll.
Tomorrow I will bring down hail like Egypt’s never seen,
On plants and trees and man...

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© Jeff Kyser  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: memorial, bible,
Form: Ballad
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.
       I...

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Categories: memorial, angel, childhood, love,
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, 
Perfect...

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Categories: assonance, forgiveness, history, holocaust, humanity, memorial, slavery,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Reason I Write
“I thought about the former days, the years of long ago.” * 

If you saw something beautiful in a people, a place, a thing;
If you heard about something captivating and fantastic;
If you felt something soothing...

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Categories: memorial, family,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Innocence Lost
Remembering that day in May - when I became corporate prey
On this unforgettable day - an innocent child was thrown away
Last night as I lay in bed - I read the news here's what it...

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Categories: memorial, abortion, baby, betrayal, boy, child, confusion, creation,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Let It Be Written 3

“I thought about the former days, the years of long ago.” Psalms 77:5 NIV

If you saw something beautiful in a people, a place, a thing;
If you heard about something captivating and fantastic;
If you felt something...

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Categories: memorial, family,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member U Can 2
U can 2 was on the license plate of my 
store manager brown Benz where a dead man 
was found in the trunk Alston Isadore defense store 
manager at Fort Sheridan Army base Ronald Reagan...

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Categories: memorial, business, chicago, death, film, money, words, writing,
Form: Acrostic
Easter Origins
"Worship in spirit and truth"

With Easter approaching, many people Christian and non-Christian are exposed to this celebration and may have questions concerning the various teachings, rites, rituals and traditions that are promulgated by public worship...

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Categories: memorial, bible, christian, easter, god, gospel, jewish,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member Harvey Lee Kaneeble - Both Audio and Text
The oldest man I’ve ever known was Harvey Lee Kaneeble. And at the age of 
one-o-six…(in nineteen forty-five)… 
Some of those who really got around had speculated - Harvey might have actually been the oldest...

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Categories: memorial, faith, prayer,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Journey Companions: the Friend Sonnets Part Ii
HEROES

Near somber guards, units of children heap 
dead leaves, naive to any else fallen.
Friend, you chuckle, but your posture speaks
of duty on this day of contradictions.

Firefighters bow heads in silent paean, 
while polished trucks stand...

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Categories: friend, hero, places, poetry, integrity, , memorial,
Form: Sonnet
My Compilation
Many of my favorite poems
How About This for Veterans Day

A monthly Monday morning military meeting
Would be great for them as way of greeting
Talking about things happening another day
Of past successes and prices they had to...

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© James Horn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: memorial, analogy,
Form: I do not know?
The Spirits of Culloden
The Spirits of Culloden. 
This is like a pilgrimage, a try tae come every year,
Gather at the cairn, meet old friends, wipe away a tear.
Standin on that moor, that once with blood was sodden,
Paying respects...

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Categories: anniversary, death, dedication, memorial day, memory,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Last Las Vegas Ces
My Last Las Vegas C.E.S. (1)
(A Memorial Poem)
I long counted Steve Bristow a friend (1) and we'd fly off to lunch
some days (Steve would get 'hours in' he needed for license - small planes).
It was...

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Categories: memorial, adventure,
Form: Rhyme
Many of My Favorite Poems
How About This for Veterans Day

A monthly Monday morning military meeting
Would be great for them as way of greeting
Talking about things happening another day
Of past successes and prices they had to pay.

Enlisted Term of Service...

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© James Horn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: memorial, allegory, analogy,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Someone To Love-Part 3
...cont

As is the case with all of life's special moments
this one had to end when she again became weak.
We strolled the beach one last time
our toes curled in the sand
as the sun warmed our backs
and...

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Categories: memorial, loss, love, love hurts,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member The Sandless Sand Castle
The Sandless Sand Castle

Let me tell you about my eldest brother.

I am: the "Scram!", the "Beat it!", the "What you looking at?!", and the "Turn around and watch the movie!", younger brother. As you can...

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© Hilo Poet  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: beach, beautiful, brother, celebration, memorial day, memory,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Stones of Life
Stones do not speak the language of men or of angels.                        ...

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Categories: memorial, forgiveness, god, strength,
Form: Verse
Premium Member On Ethnic Equity
I opined to my father -


“Hey, Dad,” I quipped, bewilderedly, “last night, believe it or not, Grandpa Jake was watchin’ a film from prob’ly 1930...
When I glanced up from Facebook to determine why he’d growled,...

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Categories: memorial, prejudice, racism,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Covid Walk
thermometer reads zero, a chilly breeze blows
  apple cores thrown, the blackbirds feed
  my multi-layered partner dons her wooly hat
  impatiently, she waits for me
  securing covid masks amidst my overcoat
...

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© Ian Love  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: memorial, anxiety, feelings, humanity, journey, life,
Form: Verse
The Nifty Town 2
I walked pass the neighborhood restaurants and saw Americans
browsing on their laptops and having their Saturday evening meals
Some were having a serious chat over dinner
I could see angry faces filled with disappointments and resentments
There is...

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Categories: memorial, absence, abuse, america, anti bullying, break up,
Form: Narrative