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Observance
Observance
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: old age, loneliness, lonely, longing, loss, lost, seasons, time,
Form: Sonnet



Premium Member Earthy Empathy
You've heard that self-unfulfilling prophecy?
"I love humanity--
it's just people I can't stand."

I love healthy humanity--
it's just wealthy and/or snooty people I can't stand

I love cooperative humanity--
it's just overly-competitive individuals I can't stand.

Not so distant from,
I...

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Categories: old age, caregiving, gospel, health, humor, integrity, peace, political,
Form: Political Verse
Disability, Illness and Fundamentalism
Disability, Illness and Fundamentalism

My brother died of Cystic Fibrosis, 
When I was twelve and he fourteen, 
It took away his ambitions, 
To study at Oxford - the pipe organ’s steam. 

I understand being born with...

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Categories: old age, atheist, cancer, health, prayer, religion, rights, science,
Form: Rhyme
Juvenilia: Early Poems IV
Juvenilia: Early Poems IV
I wrote this around age 17.



Bible Libel
by Michael R. Burch

If God
is good
half the Bible
is libel.

I read the Bible from cover to cover at age eleven, ten chapters per day, at the suggestion...

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Categories: old age, poems, poetry, poets, teen, write, writing, youth,
Form: Rhyme
Heat Lightening
Heat Lightening
by Michael R. Burch

Each night beneath the elms, we never knew
which lights beyond dark hills might stall, advance,
then lurch into strange headbeams tilted up
like searchlights seeking contact in the distance . . .

Quiescent unions...

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Categories: old age, car, crush, desire, love, lust, sexy, teen
Form: Sonnet



Winter Awakens My Care
Winter Awakens My Care
anonymous Middle English poem, circa 1300
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Winter awakens all my care
as leafless trees grow bare.
For now my sighs are fraught
whenever it enters my thought:
regarding this world's joy,
how everything...

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Categories: old age, angst, england, joy, sorrow, tree, weather, winter,
Form: Couplet
Early Poems I
Juvenilia: Early Poems by Michael R. Burch



Smoke
by Michael R. Burch

The hazy, smoke-filled skies of summer I remember well;
farewell was on my mind, and the thoughts that I can't tell
rang bells within (the din was in)...

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Categories: old age, kid, poetry, poets, teen, write, writing, youth,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Memories In the Sand
If ever a moment in real life deserved a romantic, melancholy
backing track, it would have been that one ... we'd spent the
entire afternoon at Ferry Beach, sunning and playing frisbee, I
playing guitar, she practicing her...

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Categories: old age, memory, missing you, passion, relationship, soulmate, time,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
The Tower rebuilt
I shall resolve to leave this
Place now...
And steadfastly search out,
Nestling between ridge and bluff
Amidst the folds of a foreign 
Land,
Several acres of unkempt ground
Fallow and rough;
Upon which stands...
Crumbled stone walls
With an exposed slate roof in
Some...

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Categories: old age, hope,
Form: Rhyme
Prose Poems
Prose Poems

Something
by Michael R. Burch

Something inescapable is lost?lost like a pale vapor curling up into shafts of moonlight, vanishing in a gust of wind toward an expanse of stars immeasurable and void. Something uncapturable is...

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Categories: old age, animal, child, childhood, children, magic, rose, science,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Treasures That May Be Found In Destiny's New Shift
I.
Treasures That May Be Found In Destiny's New Shift

( Mille viri sententia agere nescit donec suscipit calamum scribere.)

For a brief spell, I hung my hammock in the shade
of the ancient tall oak tree, that God's...

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Categories: old age, appreciation, art, blessing, care, dedication, poetry, writing,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Backhand




"Backhand"



You have turned me
inside out, cut open
like a tennis ball
I used to beat backhand
along with the racket
hard against the garage wall

To make sense of it all
as a child, the grief stolen
all too swiftly and replaced...

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Categories: old age, child abuse, mother daughter, strength,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Of Winks and Wings - Part 3
 "You see this here spot on the bench, where it's all worn away?" Clarence asked.
     "Yeah, I've noticed that a few times, and wondered why they didn't paint it again."...

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Categories: old age, autumn, life, lost love, nature, soulmate,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Prizes for Ultimate Sacrifices - Part One
Prizes for Ultimate Sacrifices


    prizes for the abstemious  for abstinence  chastity ?
                 the countless...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: old age, howl, inspirational, metaphor, passion, satire, spoken word,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Week 2 - Brian's Poet of Note - 'Herman Hesse'
Brian’s Poet of Note – ‘Herman Hesse’ Week 2

This week I thought I would discuss translating poetry from another language. I just finished retranslating from German this poem ‘Stufen’ from Hesse’s famous novel ‘The Glass...

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Categories: old age, poetry, poets, writing,
Form: Didactic
Procrastination
The invaluable dream you had in mind
Yesterday, you said you would take steps on achieving it tomorrow,
Yesterday's tomorrow has come today, so you still postpone it to tomorrow.
When will you stop procrastinating!
What is the connection...

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Categories: old age, inspiration, inspirational, motivation, work,
Form: Free verse
Procrastination
The invaluable dream you had in mind
Yesterday, you said you would take steps on achieving it tomorrow,
Yesterday's tomorrow has come today, so you still postpone it to tomorrow.
When will you stop procrastinating!
What is the connection...

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Categories: old age, dedication, destiny, dream, fear, happiness, success, work,
Form: Free verse
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: old age, beauty, change, emotions, friendship love, independence day,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Escape Of The Bluesman's Song
Within the frame a sepia scene
a dusty porch   a rickety chair   
the fabric of your dusky face creased
with ceaseless sunbaked woes
your old pair of getaway feet gives 
a different walk of...

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Categories: old age, africa, america, grief, racism, slavery, song, sorrow,
Form: Free verse
The Rhyming Poem - Part I
The Rhymed Poem aka The Rhyming Poem and The Riming Poem
Old English Poem (i.e., Anglo-Saxon Poem) from the Exeter Book, ca. 990 AD
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

He who granted me life created this sun
and...

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Categories: old age, england, literature, poems, poetry, poets, write, writing,
Form: Rhyme
The Rhyming Poem - Part II
The Rhymed Poem aka The Rhyming Poem and The Riming Poem - Part II
anonymous Old English Poem from the Exeter Book, circa 990 AD
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

He who granted me life created this...

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Categories: old age, england, literature, poems, poetry, poets, write, writing,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Modest Proposal to the Universal Dilemma of Human Melancholy
	What is melancholy? What does it mean to experience melancholy? Is it just depression—or overwhelming sorrow? Or, to be more precise, is melancholy just insurmountable sadness and despair accompanied by feelings of hopelessness and the...

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Categories: old age, depression, encouraging, hope, motivation, perspective, philosophy, proposal,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Best Christmas Ever
It was going to be the best Christmas of the most spectacular, magnificent Christmases in the world.
Certainly, the best one we had ever seen, for Grandma Winslet was coming from England which is big.
She used...

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Categories: old age, christmas, family, grandmother,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Grandma Winslet and Her Guest
It was going to be the best Christmas of the most spectacular, magnificent Christmases in the world.Certainly, the best one we had ever seen, for Grandma Winslet was coming from England which is big.
She used...

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Categories: old age, grandchild, granddaughter, grandfather, grandmother, grandparents, grandson,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member PERSPECTIVES miscellaneous
Good new,good news He said to me
'I have the power to set you free'
'Come ,along this path we'll walk',
I listened closely as He talked;
Eternal life and 'new life' within
upon Him I place my sin,
peace,wholeness and...

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Categories: old age, life, nature, philosophy,
Form: Fibonacci