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Light On the Devil's Chord - Day 29
Somehow, 
Forward, and headlong
I knew it was day again

There was a shift in the dark mutterings of the Devil,
Who now refused to sleep as I refused to sing,
Almost an anticipation in his voice,
As if he...

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Categories: prison, adventure, bible, conflict, endurance, inspirational, love, war,
Form: Epic



An Uppercut I Remember
Dad hit me only once, an upper cut to the solar plexus. It nearly lifted me off my feet. I was 17 then and already fairly tall, 6’1.” He was 48 and of medium height,...

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Categories: prison, father son,
Form: Blank verse
Justice Is Crying In the Street
Oh my soul what hails you?
Oh my soul what awaits you?
Oh my soul why are you in despair?
Oh my soul I have not deserted you
Oh my soul I have something to share
Oh my soul I...

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Categories: prison, anti bullying, conflict, courage, desire, discrimination, education,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Pencils In September
I smell like pencils in September.
After they’ve been brought to that…to the machine hanging on the closet wall where our coats, our boots, our bags, and nonsense lived.

You stared me in the eyes, since the...

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Categories: prison, 3rd grade, america, betrayal, child, child abuse,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Saint Valentine's Day
Happy Valentine's Day
                                ...

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Categories: prison, love,
Form: Rhyme



The Only Northern Northern Star
As winter hazes of January spraying
While I was meditating on how
To write this riveting poem which
Seemed to be for someone who
I never cast in my sight.
Despite her name is not an odd in me
But I...

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Categories: prison, africa,
Form: Ode
Premium Member Open Oceans
"Open Oceans"



Kneeling on pearls
wisdom preys

praying
preying

hungry hearts
count the days 

wasting away
in all that preying 

for prayers 
to be answered

children become
strangers

reading 
strange words

finding 
themselves puzzled

genuflecting to a deity
they do not know, nor wish to

fumbling
mouths closed,

swallowed hole
in the...

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Categories: prison, journey, love, mother daughter,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Forever
“Forever”



When The Terrors came,
The Uncontrollable Ones,
she closed her eyes
and listened for the notes
her mother had planted
amongst the deep blues,
beds of Forget-Me-Nots,
she followed the 
labyrinthine trail 
and through a gate unhinged,
it would seem destroyed, thrown aside,
she...

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Categories: prison, dark, halloween, light, love, symbolism,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member An Bee Cailleach
“Éagmais croí a dhíscaoileadh ar gach eagla.
Faoi dhíon taobh istigh de na blianta seo.
Fanacht i bhfianaise, a dhíscaoileadh ar gach eagla.
Ós rud é go ndearnadh tú a chaitheamh.
Briseadh an tost seo”



"An Bee Cailleach"


She lives to...

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Categories: prison, fantasy, imagery, joy, life, love, magic, symbolism,
Form: Free verse
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
The Tender Weight of Her Sighs
The Tender Weight of Her Sighs
by Michael R. Burch

The tender weight of her sighs
lies heavily upon my heart;
apart from her, full of doubt,
without her presence to revolve around,
found wanting direction or course,
cursed with the thought...

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Categories: prison, creation, depression, divorce, farewell, goodbye, sorrow, sorry,
Form: Sonnet
Cleansings
Cleansings
by Michael R. Burch

Walk here among the walking specters. Learn
inhuman patience. Flesh can only cleave
to bone this tightly if their hearts believe
that God is good, and never mind the Urn.

A lentil and a bean might...

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Categories: holocaust, prison, race, racism, violence, world war
Form: Verse
Charles D'Orleans: a Medieval Marvel
Charles d'Orleans: a Medieval Marvel


Spring
by Charles d’Orleans (c. 1394-1465)
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Young lovers,
greeting the spring
fling themselves downhill,
making cobblestones ring
with their wild leaps and arcs,
like ecstatic sparks
struck from coal.

What is their brazen goal?

They grab...

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Categories: art, autumn, french, prison, spring, summer, winter,
Form: Roundel
An Affective Disorder, the Doctor Said
No, Freddie can’t say he mourned when his father died and his father’s third wife found Freddie's number and gave him a call to give him the news. His father had been responsible, worked hard,...

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Categories: prison, anxiety, mental illness, , 8th grade, ,
Form: Prose
Medieval Poems
Medieval Poems

How Long the Night
anonymous Middle English lyric, circa early 13th century AD
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

It is pleasant, indeed, while the summer lasts
with the mild pheasants' song ...
but now I feel the northern...

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Categories: prison, allegory, bible, christian, england, london, nostalgia, poetry,
Form: Verse
Premium Member The Plural Sky and the Temptation of Its Mirrored Eyes
I melt into the plural sky
its rippling tableaus of tomorrow
underneath open light waves 
see-saws the labyrinth
like Delphi tendrils crossing channels 
all the changing faces played
automatic, embedded in misty consort 
with Hyde-Lees and Yeats 
love-crushed oracles
ghostwriting...

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Categories: prison, i am, muse,
Form: Free verse
Fadwa Tuqan Translations
Fadwa Tuqan has been called the Grand Dame of Palestinian letters and The Poet of Palestine. These are my translations of Fadwa Tuqan poems originally written in Arabic.



Enough for Me
by Fadwa Tuqan 
loose translation/interpretation by...

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Categories: prison, allah, culture, earth, love, nature, voice, writing,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The World Is a Small Plane
I have travelled through the cluttered corridors of my tired mind countless times. 
I have reached deep into the dark abyss of my captive soul and in that profoundly disturbing darkness, I went searching to...

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Categories: prison, appreciation, faith, inspirational, love, self, strength,
Form: Narrative
The Poet of Palestine: Fadwa Tuqan
English translations of Arabic poems by Fadwa Tuqan aka "The Poet of Palestine"

Enough for Me
by Fadwa Tuqan 
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Enough for me to lie in the earth,
to be buried in her,
to sink...

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Categories: prison, allah, arabic, culture, nature, poetess, poetry, writing,
Form: Verse
Rondels, Roundels and Rondeaux
Rondels, Roundels and Rondeaux

These are poetic forms similar to villanelles, with refrains (repeated lines) and sometimes double refrains.



Rondel: Merciles Beaute ("Merciless Beauty")
by Geoffrey Chaucer
loose translation/interpretation Michael R. Burch

Your eyes slay me suddenly;
their beauty I cannot...

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Categories: prison, art, beauty, heart, repetition, romance, romantic, romantic
Form: Roundel
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: prison, anxiety, depression, discrimination, health, husband, mental health,
Form: Free verse
Rainer Maria Rilke Translation: the Panther
The Panther
by Rainer Maria Rilke
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

His weary vision's so overwhelmed by iron bars,
his exhausted eyes see only blank Oblivion.
His world is not our world. It has no stars.
No light. Ten thousand...

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Categories: prison, allegory, analogy, animal, cat, extended metaphor, freedom,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION ARLINGTON HEIGHTS ILLINOIS
CRISIS SESSION FBI HUMAN RESOURCE DIVISION NON-REDACTED
FBI: HELLO WHAT IS YOUR EMERGENCY

AGENT BROWN: HELLO THIS IS AGANT BROWN AND THAT DARK PLACE IS RETURNING AGAIN I AM IN CRISIS AGAIN 

FBI: OKAY WE ARE HERE...

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Categories: prison, america, analogy, anxiety, mental illness, military, patriotic,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member FBI ARLINGTON HEIGHTS ILLINOIS CONFIDENTIAL HUMANS SOURCE CRISIS TEAM
CRISIS TEAM:HELLO WE ARE HERE TO HELP  

AGENT BROWN: HELLO I AWAKEN EVERY NIGHT BETWEEN  THREE OR FOUR AM I CANNOT BREATHE PANTING HEARING MY FETUS HEARTBEAT SO LOUDLY 

CRISIS TEAM: YOU ARE...

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Categories: prison, america, analogy, anxiety, art, career, inspirational,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Additional Advice To Those Would Be King From the Thiruk-Kural With Commentary
Additional free advice to those* who would be King from the THIRUK-KURAL with Commentary
[*like presidents, prime ministers, dictators of declining (falling or fallen) nations or even empires]

K442: urranOy niikki uraa amai munkaakkum
   ...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bullying, immigration, prison, religion, sympathy, tamil, violence,
Form: Epigram

Book: Reflection on the Important Things