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Short Stuff: Epigrams
Epigrams by Michael R. Burch

by Michael R. Burch
Show me your most intimate items of apparel:
begin with the hem of your quicksilver slip ...

by Michael R. Burch

Love should be more than the sum of its...

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Categories: body, clothes, death, eulogy, introspection, love, obituary,
Form: Epigram

Premium Member We Incarnate What We Digest
Eugenics is about monoculturing supremacist delusions 
of and for AnthroCentric Perfection.
Eumemics is about multiculturing nutritional inclusions
of and for Matriarchal-Iconic EarthTribe's nature-spirit Yintegration.

If we wish to begin facilitating regenerative evolution
and discouraging degenerative terrorists and fundamentalists,
it helps...

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Categories: obituary, culture, destiny, health, life, political, psychological,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Grandmas Portrait
There was a noble sadness hiding in her eyes.
She wears a smile, though elements of insecurities
Trembled in its corners...
Dignity and suffering, combating
for the control of her expression.
Hiding the battle scars of her life; 
Intending to...

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Categories: obituary, appreciation, eulogy, grandmother, inspiration,
Form: Blank verse
Paul Valery Translation of the Graveyard By the Sea
This is my modern English translation of Paul Valéry's poem “Le cimetière marin” (“The graveyard by the sea”). Valéry was buried in the seaside cemetery evoked in his best-known poem. From the vantage of the...

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Categories: death, french, grave, obituary, ocean, paris, sea,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Revolution's Peace Perspectives
Go ahead
Dare to invite him
to a climaxing fall-colored picnic

To read you his obituary for himself
and for you,
subject to future updating
round perspectives
free for changing
still-evolving revolutions

my retrospective therapeutic turn
to introspectively review again
past traumas
of EgoSpection
surrounded outside
by his contextual...

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Categories: obituary, conflict, courage, earth, health, peace, power, psychological,
Form: Political Verse

Premium Member An Ode For Zante
I had not long lost Shona (German Shepherd) and was not sure because of my age and disabilities  if I should get another when my daughter spotted an advert .
I thought long and hard...

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Categories: dog, missing you, obituary, mum,
Form: Narrative
Would the Real Matthew Scott Harris Please Stand Up
Would the real “Matthew Scott Harris” please stand up!

Yo...over here in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania
all the other ones (that follow below)...
them guys imposters I write – every ƒµ©**** one.

Curiosity and discretion 
got the better part of me...

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Categories: obituary, 12th grade, adventure, age, celebrity, character, cool,
Form: Free verse
Ode To Self
Wine tears
Flowing through the contours of cheeks
To reach these valleys residing in heart
Let the echo jump into this abyss
Until it reverberates like a suicidal cry
And breaks like a rope 
Adamant on giving second chance to...

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Categories: obituary, angst, anxiety, beauty, character, emo, emotions, gothic,
Form: Ode
Premium Member A Sunken Heart
A couple of twisted shacks composed in Card Board City in Everywhere 

County the nameless man or woman spits out another tooth with 

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Categories: obituary,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Epitaph Eulogy By Linda Blair News Flash Obituary
Epitaph – Eulogy
Linda Blair

This man, lying here in state – DEAD – lives.
His aged soul - but not his heart – he gives
to me – for me - this is such a shame,
so on him...

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Categories: obituary, friendship, funeral,
Form: Rhyme
Dumbfounded in the raw,
nerves in neon.
Sin-New and bones quartered by time's animation-
Death re-imagined by the law of Thelema and Agenda 21.
Moments of truth corner you in alleys and avenues in the night.
As they are ritually...

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Categories: obituary, christian, dark, sin,
Form: Rhyme
The Buffalo


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Categories: betrayal, culture, history, native american, obituary,
Form: Rhyme
the bright monitor
glares through inky darkness--
a clock ticks

My heart lurches painfully in my chest as my mind tries to process what I'm seeing. My mug of coffee sits on the coffee table -- how fitting...

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Categories: obituary, life,
Form: Haibun
His obituary was in the newspaper today.  I had not thought of him in ages, yet he was always in a nest in my heart.  Tears occupied  my eyes as I did...

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Categories: obituary, angst, crush,
Form: Prose
I bet I can make you feel helpless for a minute

Scenario 1: Imagine being lied to by the one person you were supposed to be able to trust the most
Imagine being kept in bed with...

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Categories: obituary, corruption,
Form: Free verse
Han(1) is the mang-bu-sok.(2)
Han is the tears,
the tears of a sorrowful woman
who waited and waited to the good news
that of the husband, who left her a long time ago,
turned into a rock on the hilltop.


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© Su Ben  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: obituary, anxiety, imagery, metaphor, miss you, sad, ,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The News Seller
Callum is an old-fashioned man on the verge of becoming history’s memory

Ancient even in that he holds only one job but that is for privation of another 

Sort of a whiz kid at what he...

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Categories: obituary, celebration,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Girl In the Airport
She was sitting alone crying in the empty airport bar
I watched her for an hour from the waiting area down the hall
Fifteen minutes before boarding
I’m not sure what moved me
I walked up to this woman

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© Joe Flach  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: obituary, sadme,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Manchester United 1958-Part 3 of 3
Manchester United 1958-3 of 3
by Robert (Bob) Moore © 2015

I heard Jackie, crying, and when I turned around
I saw the body of Roger Byrne, lay across him on the ground
Jackies arm was bleeding bad, so...

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Categories: death, football, obituary,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Lords of the Prairies - An Epitaph : a Tribute To the Bison
Dressed in my shaggy brown coat
I stand nearly six feet
at my shoulders
and weigh almost a ton
My brethren and I 
once roamed the prairies
in herds of millions
grazing on its grass
which fed and nourished us
for tens of...

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Categories: animal, death, eulogy, native american, obituary, tribute,
Form: Personification
Obituary Oblations

Pictures of the dead,
pamphlets of the deceased
They’re passed out at every funeral,
where the broken hearted grieve ...
handed out like business cards
This strange belief
is a superstitious tradition
that truly mystifies me
There’s a lot of underground networking
going on:...

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Categories: obituary, death, spiritual, truth, wisdom,
Form: Dramatic Verse
The day I woke up
I will never forget
An enormous pang of guilt hits me in the solar plexus
I curl up into the foetal position
As I remember

The guilt
How can I face it?
Explanations will be expected
I will...

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Categories: anxiety, bereavement, deep, depression, obituary, sorry, suicide,
Form: Sonnet
The Poem In Green
It’s seen things the likes of which you’ve never seen
It’s been places to which you have never been
A dancing shadow to swift to ever glean
The poem in green

It was born on Friday thirteen
Grew up on...

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Categories: allusion, color, green, obituary, poems, symbolism,
Form: Rhyme
Immortal - a Tribute To the Life and Voice of Dr Maya Angelou - Part I
As the life and voice of Dr. Maya Angelou were profoundly deep and moving, I hope you will find this grateful tribute to her to be fitting. As it is too long to be posted...

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Categories: death of a friend, my child, obituary,
Form: Ode
Pages - a Shape Poem

Life Defined by Moments Blindsided
written by The Broken Hearted

Read the news today. There is blues                ...

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Categories: obituary, suicide,
Form: Shape