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More Pickles Than One
For ten months now I’ve brooded over coming second place
in the pickle section deeming, it no less than a disgrace.
It was written plain and simple, so there can be no excuse,
that the pickles in this...

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Categories: proper, humor,
Form: Rhyme



We Against the World
I have this faith deep inside that my Father, my beloved Father, can mend my broken dreams
There's a purpose for us being on Earth
It serves us well to be good examples for the future Kingdom
We...

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Categories: proper, deep,
Form: Lyric
Sunday Evening Spree
I see people moving, but going nowhere
I see people moving with their hands thrown in the air
I see people moving but they have nothing to share
Bags and pans, old kettle, and old man
The scavenger, the...

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Categories: proper, betrayal, community, cute love, education, encouraging, faith,
Form: Narrative
Poem revised Memorial Day May 30th, 2022 at 1500 hours
Poem revised Memorial Day May 30th, 2022 at 1500 hours

Flagrante delict adulterous sordid behavior 
automatically linkedin with Lothario;
an unscrupulous seducer of women, 
based upon a character 
in The Impertinent Curious Man, 
a story within a...

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Categories: proper, absence, abuse, adventure, anger, black african american,
Form: Rhyme
Poems about Fathers and Grandfathers I
Poems about Fathers and Grandfathers I

I translated the first six Native American poems for my father when he chose to enter hospice and end his life by not taking dialysis …


Cherokee Travelers' Blessing I
loose translation/interpretation...

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Categories: proper, father, father daughter, father son, fathers day,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Employment Trauma
My protagonist today,
a Gay Black Religious Mature Male,
not quite ready for silver-grey Obama temples

Is off this morning
to a new full-time job,
8 to 5,
Monday through Friday.

He has been out of his calming,
regular custodial collared routine,
for over...

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Categories: proper, betrayal, caregiving, culture, health, prejudice, religion, work,
Form: Political 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: proper, age, america, appreciation, depression, endurance, poverty,
Form: Free verse
Poems about Children IV
Poems about Children IV

Salat Days
by Michael R. Burch

Dedicated to the memory of 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...

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Categories: proper, child, childhood, children, dad, father son, grandfather,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Healing a Trumpian God
I remember several prayers
to invoke God's blessings on America,
a reminder of traditional political 
mindfulness?
Fundamental lack of awareness 
of righteous economic investments
in win/win GoldenRule
positive social-psychological security.

No one "keeps"
or "makes"
this confederation of uniting states great,
unless we democratically...

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Categories: proper, education, faith, health, hope, integrity, religion, usa,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Reason -- the enemy translated
"were the world mine, demetrius being bated, the rest I'd give to be 
 to you translated."
             --one ancient greek to another, declaring,...

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Categories: proper, truth,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Keeping America Safe
A prayer for God to bless NativeAmericans
is also a reminder of traditional political mindfulness,
basic awareness of our economic investments in security.

No one "keeps" this confederation of uniting states
safe with alien immigrants
unless we invite them.

Second, prayers...

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Categories: proper, culture, earth, health, political, race, religion, science,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member The Penetralia Ruby Queen
Hark and listen well, if those foretoken in the eyes of hungers lust
Trapped in their illusion, trampling the Stars into dust
Forced with the detestation stench by the swamp of absolute disgust
Thou blackest scorpion be accursed,...

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© G. Jay  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: proper, allegory, beauty, creation, fantasy, god, inspiration, integrity,
Form: I do not know?
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: proper, memory, missing you, passion, relationship, soulmate, time,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member On Filling Voids - 2nd HALF
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: proper, family, father daughter,
Form: Narrative
Strangers in Peoria
I met a proper woman in a proper pub on a Monday in Peoria. It was noon, time for lunch, and we were sitting stool to stool over very large burgers at a long mahogany...

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Categories: proper, break up,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Life God Gave - The Octa-Tri Style


~  Life,  God  Gave ~ 
( Octa- Tri ) 
 




~O~




God's Love glow 
From our hearts let it flow 
My Lord, You're my Light, Hope, Joy and Guide. 



~o~ 


You heal heart,...

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Categories: proper, christian, faith, hope, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member TeaTalk
Do you share my concern that your happiness and healthy life are too ephemeral,
short-lived?

No! Why? Do you know something I should know?

Not likely.
Just wondering,
awed by your capacity,
your relentlessly positive energy for life,
despite the odds of...

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Categories: proper, culture, earth, health, history, love, political,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member The Car Club Meeting Lament - Text - PART 2 of 2
Note: This is the 2nd half of one of my MANY long story works, and the 1st half can be accessed, of course, at "poems by Mark Stellinga" on the soup.
My wife and I were...

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Categories: proper, car,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Philistine troops gathered up for war
The Philistine troops gathered up for war,
Between Azekah and Socoh amassed.
Israel encamped near in Elah vale
And drew a line against the number vast.
There Saul, upon one mountain, made a stand,
To face the other tribe across...

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© Jeff Kyser  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: proper, bible,
Form: Rhyme
Broken Pride
The summer is over but things are getting hotter
The summer is over and people are getting viler
The sky is overcast and the birds are flying around
It feels like a stranger has just entered the town.

Grey...

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Categories: proper, appreciation, beautiful, break up, bullying, education, faith,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member NonEastern Family Politics
I began reading Jane Anna Gordon's "Creolizing Political Theory"
from the back toward the front,
as usual,
because if I appreciate where this narrative journey will end,
then I probably will find we start off with similar questions 
of...

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Categories: proper, culture, health, power, , literature, , western,
Form: Political 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: proper, howl, inspirational, metaphor, passion, satire, spoken word,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Put Your Thoughts In Rhyme - BOTH Audio and Text versions
I'm very lucky...writing poetry soothes my soul -


Rhonda was the only child of Ron and Debby Baker. 
Debby was a widow.  It was 1952…
And having been away from ‘41 to ‘43 -
fighting on the...

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Categories: proper, father daughter, lost love,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Travel Light
* This poem was written for a contest originally, but was used by Professor Anne-Marie Thornton of Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey, to teach her WAR POETRY class in the spring semester of 2017. My...

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Categories: proper, child, children, loss, war,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Travel Light
Her small angelic face ...

Once a place where broad smiles bloomed like butterflies on marigolds,
is streaked with the furrows that countless tears have etched into the
layers of dust and dirt and explosive residue that now...

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Categories: proper, child, conflict, courage, war,
Form: Free verse