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Premium Member Hitchhiker From Another World 4
“Come on, let's get introduced to my play mate in a palm.
Linda, these are Joshua’s true other selfs.” 
Lelia emitting a peculiar chuckle.
A comic situation arose where I changed my voice for each of my...

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Categories: prisoner, art, beautiful, beauty, celebration, character, emotions, environment,
Form: Prose

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: prisoner, father son,
Form: Blank verse
The first Valentine poem, circa 1415
The First Valentine Poem

Charles d’Orleans (1394-1465) has been credited with writing the first Valentine poem for his wife in 1415. Charles wrote the first Valentine poem in the first year of his captivity while being...

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Categories: prisoner, heart, love, passion, romance, romantic, romantic love,
Form: Rhyme
Charles d'Orleans: a Medieval Marvel
Charles d'Orleans: a Medieval Marvel

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: prisoner, art, autumn, french, prison, spring, summer, winter,
Form: Roundel
Rumi Translation: The Field
The Field
by Rumi 
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Far beyond sermons of right and wrong there's a sunlit field. 
I'll meet you there. 
When the soul lazes in such lush grass 
the world is too...

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Categories: prisoner, earth, green, islamic, rights, soulmate, sound, words,
Form: Epigram

Rumi translation: Birdsong
by Rumi
loose translation by Michael R. Burch

Birdsong relieves
my deepest griefs:
now I'm just as ecstatic as they,
but with nothing to say!
Please universe,
your poetry
through me!

I choose to love you in silence
by Rumi
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch


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Categories: prisoner, bird, music, poetry, poets, song, universe, writing,
Form: Verse
Oft in My Thought: Charles D'Orleans translation
Oft in My Thought
by Charles D'Orleans
translation by Michael R. Burch

So often in my busy mind I sought,
Around the advent of the fledgling year,
For something pretty that I really ought
To give my lady dear;
But that sweet...

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Categories: prisoner, blessing, christian, faith, god, heartbreak, heaven, lost
Form: Roundel
Premium Member A Walk On the Beach
I went again today ... to that place, the allurement overwhelming ... the one
we called "ours" so tritely, "mine" before you, "mine" again now, (tho' others
have doubtless staked claimed - ages before and since). I...

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Categories: prisoner, heartbreak, lost love, ocean, passion, solitude, soulmate,
Form: Free verse
Home Sweet Hell
"That also has a steep drop off the far side of Home Sweet Hell" said my soulless guide as he pointed in the direction of the nearby screams. 
I could see what resembled silhouettes or...

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Categories: prisoner, anxiety, death, future, life, scary,
Form: Free verse
Deor's Lament
Deor's Lament

(Old English/Anglo-Saxon poem circa the 10th century AD)
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Weland endured the agony of exile:
an indomitable smith wracked by grief.
He suffered countless sorrows;
indeed, such sorrows were his bosom companions
in that frozen...

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Categories: prisoner, destiny, england, fate, old, poems, poetry, poets,
Form: Verse
Attempts at lifelong friendships and holy matrimony
Introduction: once again I incorporate 
my trademark penchant 
to fabricate fictitiously
portions of the following poetic endeavor
can you care to 
discern fact from fiction?

Attempts at lifelong friendships and holy matrimony...

Shot thru with figuratively cankerous nub,
cuz yours...

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Categories: prisoner, 11th grade, 12th grade, adventure, age, anger,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Rhine Salmon Complaint Translation of Etiemble s Complainte d un saumon du Rhin by T Wignesan
The Rhine Salmon Complaint, Translation of Etiemble’s Complainte d’un salmon du Rhin

						For Yvon Belaval
(A lilting musical poem of varying line length in quatrains with a refrain and much internal
 rhyming; end-rhyme scheme: alternate rhymes in...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: prisoner, nature,
Form: Dramatic Verse
The Spirits Of Culloden
The Spirits of Culloden. 
This is like a pilgrimage, a try tae come every year,
Gather at the cairn, meet old friends, wipe away a tear.
Standin on that moor, that once with blood was sodden,
Paying respects...

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Categories: prisoner, anniversary, death, dedication, memorial day, memory,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The big Agenda
We have all gotten used to wearing our masks just like we do our bras and panties, now we need get used to wearing a muzzle in case we rub the "Woke" and "Snowflakes" up...

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Categories: prisoner, anxiety, corruption, discrimination, freedom, psychological,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member A Heart Made Hatchet -2
Hannah, I haven't seen or heard you cry
not in the gray of winter day
or in the cold silence of our prisoner nights,
the others can hardly keep up with you on the marches
your face is changeless...

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Categories: prisoner, america,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Light On the Devil's Chord - Day 11
In a sudden nodding shift,
I was lifted into the air by the hard wings of the Devil
His putrid stench waking me from what seemed all dream
And upon a balcony of singed vine and blackened soot,

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Categories: prisoner, age, analogy, crazy, growth, life, light, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
Think Twice
***Part 1 of the series, Not Focused (written entirely by J.W. Earnings)***

Resurrect my hushed, pleading voice from the dead
Give me Your water and nourish me with serenity 
Renew my rejoicing spirits, wholesome like bread 

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Categories: prisoner, angst, betrayal, confidence, conflict, courage, emotions, hope,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Knowledge is a genie Once let out of the bottle it cant be put back
Profound insight climbing the mountain
The higher you go the more beautiful view 
Opens up wide spread in front of you
You see the world under your feet
Overwhelmingly liberating experience 
Shocking overpowering, and scary
You play walking on...

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Categories: prisoner, allusion, deep, humanity, philosophy, symbolism, visionary, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
Prisoner of the matrix loaded
Prisoner of the Matrix loaded
Prisoner of the matrix loaded

Cattle within the herd
cages within the slaughter
Profiteers prey upon the wounded
Branded comodified beings consumed
In consumption
Led to the plunder of themselves
Within the plotted grids of bondaged earth

Still between...

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Categories: prisoner, america, analogy, philosophy,
Form: ABC
Maintain Diligence
***Part 2 -last part- of the series, Not Focused (written entirely by J.W. Earnings)***

Hear me out in the dark woods of my bewildered mind and save me from evil deeds
I am intrigued by Your spiritually...

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Categories: prisoner, faith, feelings, grief, integrity, longing, sorrow, wisdom,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Wound That Never Heals
Science can’t save you, neither can religion,
at least Popper and Niebuhr, philosophers and poets,
are entertainers, which is why actors and athletes
are paid so much. Thanks for the summaries.
I was teaching Shakespeare’s 92nd ridiculous sonnet
to my...

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Categories: prisoner, christian, husband, mother, music, night, prayer, snow,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Old man
Silently he sat in darkness, flinching at the sight of light.
Which created a glow reflecting on his balding head.
His cold glare did not help my nerves, 
so I simply stood there observing his silence.

His philosopher...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: prisoner, angst, dark, life,
Form: Prose
My Bi-Polar Disorder part 1
I need to relax for a change
One last time, I'm giving it all of my might to fight the good fight
It's eccentric how time flies; I guess it's about time to rearrange...
I don't have a...

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Categories: prisoner, deep,
Form: Rhyme
Perseverance and Joy
Passion and compassion vibes flow
Let the flowers grow, you know?
Yes, you know...because it’s shown
In your oceanic’s like an ice cream with its favorite’s flavorful and all alone

Your voice is depicted in shimmering, scrumptious...

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Categories: prisoner, longing,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member 'White Privilege' Does Exist

Abandoned as a child believed to be no more than five, the matron of the orphans home, was...other than my mom...
The first to have to face the task of tending to my welfare, and started...

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Categories: prisoner, discrimination, racism,
Form: Narrative