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Faded In Xoxo Oxox Fadin' Out
A special dedication to Beyoncé's "Drunk in Love" song in her album "Beyoncé", which came out in 2013.
 
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I took a cat nap...yah put on your classic, clever-mini cap 
drank that sorrow sap, my companion...

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Categories: poverty, deep,
Form: Lyric



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: poverty, life, women,
Form: Narrative
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: poverty, angst, dark, deep, depression, desire, loneliness, words,
Form: Free verse
Letters For People Part 4
Dear people, 
    (Am i?) Mad it’s a conformist state?
A status that perpetuates people to pair, to compare, to prepare, 
to perfect, before performance, …?
    -sure hard to try...

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© Matt Godek  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: america, angst, business, confusion, feelings, poverty,
Form: Epic
Tawfiq Zayyad Translation: Here We Shall Remain
Here We Shall Remain
by Tawfiq Zayyad
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Like twenty impossibilities
in Lydda, Ramla and Galilee ...
here we shall remain.

Like brick walls braced against your chests;
lodged in your throats
like shards of glass
or prickly cactus...

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Categories: arabic, poems, poverty, prison, race, racism, song,
Form: Free verse



Salat Days
Salat Days
by Michael R. Burch 

(dedicated to my grandfather, Paul Ray Burch Sr.)

I remember how my grandfather used to pick poke salat ...
though first, usually, he’d stretch back in the front porch swing,
dangling his long...

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Categories: age, america, appreciation, depression, endurance, poverty,
Form: Free verse
What Good Are Our Tears
What Good Are Our Tears?
by Michael R. Burch

What good are our tears?
They will not spare the dying their anguish.
What good is our concern
to a child sick of living, waiting to perish?

What good, the warm benevolence...

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Categories: child, child abuse, children, death, poverty, sick,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Bipartisan Dissonance
When oppositional cognitive dissonance 
deflects focus from compassion,
I've learned to go back to when I deflected focus from her.
She sends me passive-aggressive messages,
bread crumbs leading back in time 
to where she began to feel alone,
marginalized,
siloed,
anxious,
neglected.

If...

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Categories: poverty, conflict, math, parents, political, race, religion, sin,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Custody of 2020 Eyes
Monks and nuns,
ascetics and miscellaneous humble proletariat folks,
were taught custody of the eyes,
to show respect for those older
and/or wiser
and/or more supremely royal,
and/or in other positions of merited or inherited authority,
to avoid appearing too curious
too available
too...

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Categories: games, gender, health, poverty, psychological, racism, slavery,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Wisdom's Marching Council
I know you invited the Brothers to side-line along,
but only if we are here to listen;
Don't speak.

Yet I may have credential for qualifying voice.
For I, like some of you,
know what it means to develop cooperative,
too...

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Categories: deep, health, poverty, race, wisdom, women,
Form: Political Verse
Veronica Franco Translations
Veronica Franco translations

Veronica Franco (1546-1591) was a Venetian courtesan who wrote literary-quality poetry and prose.

Capitolo 19: A Courtesan's Love Lyric (I) 
by Veronica Franco
loose translation by Michael R. Burch

"I resolved to make a virtue of...

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Categories: poverty, desire, french, joy, love, lust, poetess, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The massive convoy of threats
Begins with Hyundai's my stalker fatal attraction 
rushing in front of our disabled vehicle then rams break 
hard causing us to panic my spouse and I both disabled 
this has cause severe discrimination and victimization...

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Categories: poverty, anxiety, depression, discrimination, health, husband, mental health,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Poem For My Algebra Teacher
I know I promised
 no more ‘Make you Cry Poems’
I said I'd never write another 
‘Wipe your eye poem’

 And for three years 
I tried not to retract, 
but after so many tears 
I have...

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Categories: poverty, 6th grade, abuse, betrayal, children, confusion, family,
Form: Free verse
World War Ii Poems and Holocaust Poems - Iv - Primo Levi
World War II Poems and Holocaust Poems - IV - Primo Levi

Shema
by Primo Levi
translation by Michael R. Burch

You who live secure
in your comfortable houses, 
who return each evening to find
warm food, 
welcoming faces...

consider whether this...

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Categories: poverty, evil, holocaust, race, racism, war, world, world
Form: Free verse
Stardust and the Ivory Castle
Once upon a time there was a castle made of pure ivory. Pillars pale and barren, holding a surface of grace and elegance. This castle was the home of a mighty unicorn named Stardust. She...

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© Lu Loo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: poverty, beauty, fantasy, imagination,
Form: Narrative
Prose Poems Ii
Prose Poems II
by Michael R. Burch

These are prose poems (is that an oxymoron?) and experimental poems...



briefling
by Michael R. Burch

manishatched, hopsintotheMix, cavorts, hassex (quick!, spawnanewBrood!); then, likeamayfly, he’s suddenly gone: plantfood.



bachelorhoodwinked
by Michael R. Burch

u are charming...

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Categories: poverty, poems, poetry, rose, roses are red, world,
Form: Prose
Identity Apples
Identity Apples

iam a fat skeleton, resurrecting 
from the sad memories of dada 
and dark mysteries of aminism 
iam buganda 
i bleed hope 
i drip the honey of fortune 
makerere, think tank of africa 
i dance...

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Categories: poverty, africa, analogy, anxiety, assonance, bangla, bereavement,
Form: Didactic
Your Sanity
Stuck in place…
Free in space…
you’re insane 
I’m as sweet as sugar cane…
Whatever happened to your unique personality?
Whatever happened to your sanity? 
Has it transformed to insanity?
I like the way you make me feel
Oh, you don’t...

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Categories: poverty, anger, angst, appreciation, beauty, change, emotions, encouraging,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Let His Light Shine - the Candle of Hope Style
~ Let His  Light Shine  ~ 
( Candle Of Hope ) 
 

~O~



Let 
Love Hope 
Peace fill heart 
As walk with the Lord 
In Him find best friend 
May heart rejoice 
Love the...

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Categories: poverty, christian, faith, hope, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Retire V Retread
What I have for you today is not so much about re-treading an outdated fuel-based system--
little bit like reshuffling the chairs to fix the decay 
of a segregating Country Club.

No, this is addressed to economic...

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Categories: earth, giving, nature, philosophy, poverty, religion, science,
Form: Free verse
Brave New World
(based on Aldous Huxley's book "Brave New World")

Human hatchery

Clink clink clink clink...
Test tubes prattling past
along the chrome plated production line.
Glistening under fake fluorescence
humming in harmony
with the magnetic motors
of conveyors, centrifuges and camshafts.
Biological blobs of gamete...

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Categories: poverty, confusion, depression, heartbreak, humanity, introspection, political, science
Form: Free verse
Premium Member America 101
When I was born in 1949, Harry Truman was the President of The United States.  Of course I do not personally remember him.  Mr. Truman was followed by Mr. Dwight Eisenhower, but I...

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Categories: poverty, celebration, patriotic,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member What Kind of People Are We
What Kind of People Are We

In a Shakespearean sense of tragedy and doubt the well-used
“To Be or Not To Be” from Hamlet is not the question I shall
discuss in this narrative. Rather, I shall consider...

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Categories: conflict, fear, humanity, immigration, international, poverty, war,
Form: Narrative
Beg and Utilize
BEG AND UTILIZE
Nzongi Mwero
I strongly air my huge words,
I still call the entire world,
And also I write a message card,
That will heavily guide,
Those who are greedy.

Oh, let me tell you foreign charities,
From various countries,
Along with...

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Categories: poverty, anger,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Love Brings Hope - the Tigerjade Style
~ Love  Brings  Hope ~ 
( Tigerjade ) 


~O~


Love brings Hope 
Helps me cope 
It's  great when you possess them all inside your heart 
Life without them, truly hard to continue, start...

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Categories: poverty, christian, faith, hope, love,
Form: Free verse

Book: Shattered Sighs