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Dear John 1
now stop already with all that text message nonsense. i can't respond to them all so i'll just have to write you a letter. and i hate writing letters. i'll just imagine i'm henry tudor...

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Categories: animal, boyfriend, lonely, memory, peace, romantic love,
Form: Free verse



The Sun's a Liar-Children's Story Short Contest-
The Sun Is a Liar



It’s been quite some time since I've awoke early enough to meet the sun coming over the horizon. As I gazed out the window from my bedroom window seat, the sky...

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Categories: memory, childhood,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Deception Part 2 - Translation From Tagore
This is the second part of Rabindranath Tagore's Narrative poem - Phanki (Deception). The first part has been already posted. 




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Categories: memory, life, women,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Night Before Christmas Eve
The night Before Christmas Eve
By Franklin Price
12/17/2016


Prologue

The Night Before Christmas
A most famous of  poems
Read  to children aloud
By their parents in homes

To children who gather
'Round the brightly lit tree
To hear Santa is coming
Presents for...

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Categories: memory, christmas,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Hotel Caretaker
How unparticular the day had particularly been,

On March the third of two-thousand and eighteen,

For the caretaker at an historic Adirondack Inn,

Had lacked company, and therefore, dopamine.

 

‘Twas Sunday when all the guests had fled,

From either...

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Categories: memory, death, grief, introspection, march, mystery, remember,
Form: Rhyme



Gluttonous Connoisseur of Ethnic Culinary Cuisines
Yours truly would never be confused for a gourmand, nevertheless I could enjoy experiencing taste testing select food samples if offered an opportunity of attending a fancy feast viz smörgåsbord, whereby oral indulgence would arouse,...

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Categories: memory, addiction, appreciation, birthday, blessing, chicago, dream, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
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: memory, adventure, anger, anxiety, bullying, father, history, introspection,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Poetically Pathetic Crow
Just enough to make it just
I want this to be enough to make this
The last song ever, the last note ever
The last romantically, poetically sad excuse for an apology, epilogue
But I've already messed up the...

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Categories: memory, lonely, longing, loss, lost, lost love, love,
Form: Free verse
Patsy Foley Was Roly-Poly In 1947
It may have been the devil himself who prompted the kids in my schoolyard back in 1947 to chant "Patsy Foley's roly-poly from eating too much ravioli."

At first, no one could remember who started the...

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Categories: memory,
Form: Prose
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: memory, absence, abuse, adventure, anger, black african american,
Form: Rhyme
I Can'T Just Change Overnight Part 1
(Inspired by my sister, Laura Breidenthal’s poem called “The Dream in His Eyes” and also, inspired by Disturbed’s song “Forsaken”. Special thanks to my sister for such an awesome poem and the writer that wrote...

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Categories: memory, angst, dark, deep, depression, desire, loneliness, words,
Form: Free verse
Emo Love
With this needle and thread I stitch the wounds Avril left
but with this blade I angrily carve a new
rough, short, jagged adjacent from the bone in my wrist
for a reflection of our relationship
and an outlet...

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Categories: memory, anxiety, beauty, emo, i love you, jealousy,
Form: Narrative
Currents
Currents
by Michael R. Burch

How can I write and not be true
to the rhythm that wells within?
How can the ocean not be blue,
not buck with the clapboard slap of tide,
the clockwork shock of wave on rock,
the...

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Categories: memory, assonance, extended metaphor, language, metaphor, music, poetry,
Form: Verse
Poems About Flowers
Lady’s Favor
by Michael R. Burch

May
spring
fling
her riotous petals
devil-
may-care
into the air,
ignoring the lethal
nettles
and may
May
cry gleeful-
ly Hooray!
as the abundance
settles,
till a sudden June
swoon
leave us out of tune,
torn,
when the last rose is left
inconsolably bereft,
rudely shorn
of every device but her thorn.


The...

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Categories: memory, flower, june, rose, roses are red, spring,
Form: Rhyme
Dear John 2
no, i haven't been well at all. my period is about to go off within a week and every infernal hound of hell is after me already. everything that can hurt, hurts. i feel ugly,...

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Categories: memory, absence, holiday, how i feel, military, missing,
Form: Free verse
Impossible Mission To Captcha Infinitesimal Moment
Impossible mission to captcha infinitesimal moment

alternately titled: tick tock runneth amuck
seconds elapse imperceptibly 
leaving me dumbstruck,
how quickly fleeting tempus fugit; 
ofttimes imagined as time thief.

Hence following vignette: quiet as a mouse lurks the time thief...

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Categories: memory, 12th grade, analogy, butterfly, death, farewell, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Halloween Poems
It's Halloween!
Michael R. Burch

If evening falls
on graveyard walls
far softer than a sigh;

if shadows fly
moon-sickled skies,
while children toss their heads

uneasy in their beds,
beware the witch's eye!

If goblins loom
within the gloom
till playful pups grow terse;

if birds give...

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Categories: memory, children, grave, halloween, horror, myth, silly, surreal,
Form: Rhyme
Self Reflections
SELF REFLECTIONS

These are poems about mirrors, images, self-image, reflections, impressions and self-reflection. 

Self Reflection
by Michael R. Burch 

for anyone struggling with self-image

She has a comely form
and a smile that brightens her dorm ...
but she's grossly...

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Categories: memory, identity, image, imagery, metaphor, mirror, self, symbolism,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Starting With Beginnings
Left:
Let's start at the beginning
of your ecotherapeutic day.

I'm talking today with Fr. Time,
Earth's only fully self-ordained ecotherapist,
and recently published author of
"Journals of MotherEarth."

We have no corporate sponsorships to report,
although we are for sale
especially if you're...

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Categories: memory, gender, health, humanity, humor, integrity, perspective,
Form: Prose Poetry
It's Halloween
It's Halloween!
Michael R. Burch

If evening falls
on graveyard walls
far softer than a sigh;

if shadows fly
moon-sickled skies,
while children toss their heads

uneasy in their beds,
beware the witch's eye!

If goblins loom
within the gloom
till playful pups grow terse;

if birds give...

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Categories: memory, cat, children, evil, grave, halloween, horror, moon,
Form: Verse
Rejection Slips 2
Rejection Slips 2

The Shape of Mourning
by Michael R. Burch
 
The shape of mourning
is an oiled creel
shining with unuse,
 
the bolt of cold steel
on a locker
shielding memory,

the monthly penance
of flowers,
the annual wake,
 
the face in the...

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Categories: memory, beauty, death, desire, life, longing, love, nature,
Form: Free verse
Erin
Erin, for a girl who embodies Ireland
by Michael R. Burch

All that’s left of Ireland is her hair—
bright carrot—and her milkmaid-pallid skin,
her brilliant air of cavalier despair,
her train of children—some conceived in sin,
the others to avoid...

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Categories: memory, ireland,
Form: Sonnet
Juvenilia: Early Poems Vi
Juvenilia: Early Poems VI



An Illusion
by Michael R. Burch

The sky was as hushed as the breath of a bee
and the world was bathed in shades of palest gold
when I awoke.

She came to me with the sound...

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Categories: memory, poetry, poets, teen, teenage, write, writing, youth,
Form: Rhyme
Salvation of a Formalist, An Ode To Entropy
Salvation of a Formalist, an Ode to Entropy
by Michael R. Burch

Entropy?
God's universal decree
That I get to be
Disorderly?
Suddenly
My erstwhile boxed-in verse is free?
Wheeeeee!



Eternal Currents
by Michael R. Burch

How can I write and not be true
to the rhythm...

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Categories: memory, humor, humorous, light, nonsense, satire, write, writing,
Form: Light Verse
Roses and Lilacs
Winter
by Michael R. Burch

The rose of love's bright promise
lies torn by her own thorn;
her scent was sweet
but at her feet
the pallid aphids mourn.

The lilac of devotion
has felt the winter hoar
and shed her dress;
companionless,
she shivers—nude, forlorn.

Published...

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Categories: memory, desire, longing, love, nature, romance, rose, roses
Form: Verse