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Rejection Slips 3
Rejection Slips 3

Rejection Slip
by Michael R. Burch

Whenever my writing gets rejected,
I always wonder how the rejecter got elected.
Are we exchanging at the same Bourse?
(Excepting present company, of course!)

When editors reject my poems, did I slip...

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Categories: preference, death, desire, family, heart, life, longing, love,
Form: Rhyme



Poems about Adam, Eve, Lucifer, Eden and the Fall
Poems about Adam, Eve, Lucifer

Eden
by Michael R. Burch

Then earth was heaven too, a perfect garden.
Apples burgeoned and shone, unplucked on sagging boughs.
What, then, would the children eat?
Fruit indecently sweet,
redolent as incense, with a tempting aroma...



Outcasts
by...

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Categories: preference, bible, christian, creation, god, heaven, paradise, sin,
Form: Free verse
Halloween Poems IV
the Horror
by Michael R. Burch

the Horror lurks inside our closets
the Horror hides beneath our beds
the Horror hisses ancient curses
the Horror whispers in our heads

the Horror tells us Death is coming
the Horror tells us there’s no...

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Categories: preference, dark, death, evil, grave, halloween, horror, scary,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Red and Green Christians
Let's start with a fundamental flaw of fundamentalist Christianity,
a literary flaw within literal non-interpretation of historical creation
and sacred development.

This is true of radical jihadist Moslims as well,
although we both know you think you're more special...

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Categories: preference, addiction, bible, hate, health, love, peace, philosophy,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member YangyYolks with YinYin-Whites
Start and end each day,
and life,
with a taoist egg.

I doubt my eggs are religious.

No, but they are natural,
organic incubators, 
co-arising nondual yolk form
with white-transparent regenerative function,
teleology,
and cosmology, maybe,
if you're a chicken,
or a turkey, 
or a...

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Categories: preference, analogy, culture, earth, food, health, math, science,
Form: Narrative



Premium Member What I Didn't Know
People, Places, and Things I Didn't Know I Trusted

I rather suddenly, and belatedly,
realized I trust the highest and best use for language,
for every community and communication of faith,
for every school and pedagogical political enculturation,
for every...

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Categories: preference, culture, health, love, political, power, psychological, trust,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Today Is Different
Today is assiduously
religiously different,
as I review our local RiverEast News.

Every week
Mike Thompson writes a solid Editorial
in a compelling voice.
I expect to only add
my hearty sacred
happy secular "Amen!"

Our nearly fearless Editor and Chief
calls for political "ACCOUNTABILITY!"
like...

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Categories: preference, america, health, integrity, prayer, spiritual, spoken word,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Enlightening Systems
"Overcoming misleading [economic and political] metaphors
that are physically [naturally, ecosystemically, phylogenically] in [and of] 
your [ecological-organic embodied] brain
is never easy."
            George Lakoff, The Political...

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Categories: preference, blessing, humor, math, mentor, metaphor, religion, science,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Family Therapy
Feminist ecotherapists,
deeply immersed in permacultural eco-logic,
a systematic teleology of cooperative nutrition economics,
remain rarely flushed out from their camouflage.

A self-isolating,
often eremitic,
subspecies,
with shamanic nature-as-spirit tendencies,
our most articulate mentors often wander off
to pray for,
breathe and suffer and dance...

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Categories: preference, addiction, endurance, environment, health, judgement, political, psychological,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Judging v Mediating
Judging v Mediating,
like Teaching v Mentoring,
like Win/Lose Retributive Motives v Win/Win Restorative Motivators
like dogmatic Preaching v compassionately Communicating,

As felt
and appreciated by my LeftBrain dominant
RightWing hand
nurturing StraightWhite patriarchal 
overpoweringly privileged
systemically elitist judgment

Branching, colonizing, 
extending up and...

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Categories: preference, community, culture, earth, environment, health, integrity, passion,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Red and Blue Estrangered Families
Dear Siblings Three,

I was reading a story
in which some siblings became estranged
after their parents died,
while others moved toward greater solidarity.

This is a variation on a diaspora story.
But, here growing physical distance
is seen more as a...

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Categories: preference, earth, faith, family, health, integrity, religion, usa,
Form: Political Verse
The Giant of Lisbellaw
Stood I there, that last day,
On an iron bridge...
An aqueduct by design,
Where, looking dreamily out over
The Ernes Lower Lough,
My compressed shadow 
Momentarily paused -
To contently recline:
Amidst coy Junes radiant beams 
of sweet benign!
All was stilled,...

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Categories: preference, philosophy,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Once Upon A Reservation
Back in the height
of our pre-millennial military-industrial
post-revolutionary days
of competing excess...

No, love,
Stick with
Once upon our Sacred Times...

Once upon a time
here in the US of Northern Americas
we used a Reservation Model
to dispose of hopelessly disabled aboriginals,
too RightBrain...

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Categories: preference, destiny, education, environment, green, health, humor, peace,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member He said, I said
How the housefly gets attracted to organic decay
and an infant child traces the voice of its mother
are nothing compared to the intense attraction
Michelle and I possess on the guy owning not a strand of hair...

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Categories: preference, art, boyfriend, character, emotions, girlfriend, hello,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Cooperative WinWin EarthGames
Perhaps you hear and see a yet emerging trend
among TransMillennials,
those born at end of the second millennium
carrying and burying ourselves in the third,
yet to die Post Bi-Millennially.

We hear a son who knows,
as his cells know...

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Categories: preference, adventure, beauty, birth, health, political,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Love You Messages
When the StraightWhite Patriarchal President
sent out his Praise and Thanks Message
"We love you"
to those who would cathartically enjoy beheading
VicePresident St. Peter's Pence 
loves homophobic St. Paul,

This felt like too much tolerating
an unconstitutional intolerable
absence of basic...

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Categories: preference, health, love, peace, political, power, race,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Duping a Broker - For a Change - 2nd HALF in text - plus FULL AUDIO version
Here's the deal, folks...
   This is, as indicated, the 2nd HALF of this fairly lengthy poem. Due to Poetry Soup's file-size limitations, this piece had to be posted in 2 parts. 
 ...

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Categories: preference, humor,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member DisConnecting Dogmatism
Our humane-empowering species,
steeped in regenetic history
of human nature connecting
disconnecting
reconnecting
preconnecting,

Has an unfortunate tendency,
especially in Abrahamic historical traditions,
to imagine that our own religious tradition
is not only free of historical-cultural adaptation
but also the one supremely right-wing Way
orthodox Truth
healthy...

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Categories: preference, culture, education, health, light, power, psychological, religion,
Form: Political Verse
Face masks, face veils: same thing
https://youtu.be/c1gNm21YzfI


When last I visited India almost a decade ago
I recall riding on my brother's scooter 
as he drove me around town,
And I saw fully veiled Muslim women
half their faces veiled, masked in Niqab 
driving scooters,...

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Categories: preference, health, truth, , western,
Form: Prose
Premium Member The Instincts of Innocence
I reflect upon a word -
   Innocence
To understand more fully what it means,
I think of what it conjures up for me -
childhood times -
 those times when I believed all I was taught
from...

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Categories: preference, innocence, religion,
Form: Prose
You never left me
You, never, left me
Parents
Separated 
Children 
Sent, away
Others 
Stray 
Out, of, sight
To, fight 

A, living
Misery 
Seemingly
Very, very
Wrong
Everything, gone!

Life
Isn’t
Right
Past
Insight

A, loner
Bi Polar
Without 
Medication
To, boarder
Needs
Sedation 
Any 
Mind 
Filling
Stimulation
Annulling
His 
Sensations
Could
Cause
Dramatic
Fanatic
Inflation

Bi Polar stumbles, on
The, children’s, prison
Sensing 
Grieving
He, plans, on
Just
Leaving
Until 
Still…

He, remembers...

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Categories: preference, crazy,
Form: Epic
Premium Member God's Zen Voice
Once upon this time
I was listening to the Christian Fathers
retell traditional stories
of God's election and predestination.

Predestination
is like being born into royalty,
power,
privileges of humane Earth's regenerative grace.

Election is more democratic.
Selection based on God's vote for mercy,
apparently,
because...

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Categories: preference, blessing, culture, gender, god, health, strength,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Beloved Universal Community
My fetal alcoholic bipolar:

“sometimes I experience low anxiety
and act like a happy drunk”

“sometimes,
like when entering new places 
and situations,
I experience high anxiety
and act like a very bad
and mean-spirited drunk
with immense juvenile curiosity and overload,
near total...

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Categories: preference, community, culture, discrimination, earth, environment, faith,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Choosing Safe Hands
Like you,
I make choices each moment
of each day.
Apparently,
we review those choices each dreaming moment
of enculturing memory.
We choose within a range
of permacultural resonance
--regenerative polycultural long-range potential for nutritional WinWin resolution--
or cognitive/affective dissonance

Dissonance between our
Left Ego's Exterior...

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Categories: preference, destiny, happiness, health, humor, love, nature, psychological,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member First Faces of Conflict
Perhaps too redundantly,
and not quite octave-eloquently enough,
we have pictured Original Yang/Yin ReGenerative/DeGenerative CoArising Intent
as LeftBrain Patriarchal EgoDominant
with a preference for WinLose,
defined as Either-Or thinking
with fundamentalist vertical power hierarchical assumptions
that LeftElite will always remain conservatively On...

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Categories: preference, earth, environment, health, humanity, humor, philosophy, science,
Form: Prose Poetry