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The Power of My Pen
I have been trying to find the right words to pen this verse, but since I came to this country my words are suppressed and my voice is oppressed. The wind is blowing furiously, and...

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Categories: riddle, anti bullying, break up, community, corruption, discrimination,
Form: Narrative

A Love's Dialogue
Unique: I need someone to hold me and tell
me it's alright.
I need someone to hold my hands and feel
my pain.
I need someone to kiss away my pain.
I need someone to look into my eyes and...

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Categories: riddle, allusion,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Chaucer Translation: Rejection
a roundel by Geoffrey Chaucer
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Your beauty from your heart has so erased
Pity, that it's useless to complain;
For Pride now holds your mercy by a chain.

I'm guiltless, yet my sentence has...

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Categories: riddle, beauty, french, heart, innocence, nature, pride, women,
Form: Roundel
Medieval Poems V
Medieval Poem V

A Proverb from Winfred's Time
anonymous Old English poem, circa 757-786
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

The procrastinator puts off purpose,
never initiates anything marvelous,
never succeeds, and dies alone.

The late-deed-doer delays glory-striving,
never indulges daring dreams,
never succeeds,...

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Categories: riddle, earth, england, love, middle school, poems, poets,
Form: Rhyme
Chaucer Translation: Merciless Beauty
Merciles Beaute ("Merciless Beauty")
by Geoffrey Chaucer
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Your eyes slay me suddenly;
their beauty I cannot sustain,
they wound me so, through my heart keen.

Unless your words heal me hastily,
my heart's wound will remain...

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Categories: riddle, beauty, heart, relationship, romance, romantic, romantic love,
Form: Roundel

by Michael R. Burch 
for Beth
I want tears to form again
in the shriveled glands of these eyes
dried all these long years
by too much heated knowing.
I want tears to course down
these parched cheeks,...

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Categories: riddle, marriage,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Lifeboat the Sinking
As to the this and the that and the how and the why,
    I pass no judgement on the tale at hand.
And leave it to scribes to much later decide

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Categories: riddle, adventure, allegory, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Witch At Inverness
Please take this time to steer your thoughts
To a wretched land of lochs and glens.
Where a village was tasked and the people fraught
At the woe and sadness life could send.

With the Dragons gone and the...

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Categories: riddle, adventure, children, magic,
Form: Rhyme
Prose Poems
Prose Poems

by Michael R. Burch

Something inescapable is lost?lost like a pale vapor curling up into shafts of moonlight, vanishing in a gust of wind toward an expanse of stars immeasurable and void. Something uncapturable is...

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Categories: riddle, animal, child, childhood, children, magic, rose, science,
Form: Prose
Translations of the Oldest Rhyming Poems In the English Language
Translations of the Oldest English Rhyming Poems

The Rhymed Poem aka The Rhyming Poem aka The Riming Poem
Old English/Anglo-Saxon poem from the Exeter Book, circa 990 AD
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

He who granted me life...

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Categories: riddle, england, poems, poetry, poets, words, write, writing,
Form: Rhyme
So Do I
Piles of poetry yet to come falling in the fingers of the readers
Scroll through my lines as much as your heart and mind eagers
Remorse and anguish is what I feed on when I sin senselessly

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Categories: riddle, deep,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Unquotable Quotes: Poets - Xxxvi
Unquotable quotes: Poets, Poetasters and Platos – XXXVI

     For James McAuley – in remembrance of a memorable week in Cardiff 1965 

The greatest poet ever is NOT Homer, Lao Tse, Ovid,...

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© T Wignesan  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: riddle, creation, poetry, poets, word play, words, writing,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member Original Mask of Alabaster
A wince doth lurk wearing which wicked gaze,
Of conniving cast shadows ‘tween my windowpanes.

Gazing through the window’s diaphanous gelid glass, 
I see a flushing fluorescent misty haze of frothy brass.

It floats aloft the frost of...

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Categories: riddle, addiction, allusion, confusion, dream, evil, horror, night,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Different Dream
After a hard day at work I come home
Hear my boy rapping the words to his headphones
Every bleep comes another bleep
As he keeps dancing to the beat
Come upstairs and barge through the door
Say to him,...

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Categories: riddle, conflict, confusion, dad, music, son, perspective,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member The Three Enigmas of Turandot
The three enigmas of Turandot

The well of souls run deep in fabled lands of old.
Of China's ancient dynasty and the lost Great Tartary, 
a ballad of love and loss that must be told.

The Emperor's daughter,...

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Categories: riddle, crush, longing, love, moon, romantic love, sad
Form: Narrative
Search For the Hidden Spark
The old man stood;elbows resting on the old stone wall
Wistfully he gazed over the snow laden field,
Watching the sheep nibble on bales of hay,
He thought back remembering his working day.

In his leather like work hardened...

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Categories: age, allegory, imagery, loss, magic, memory, riddle,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
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.

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

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

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Categories: riddle, blessing, culture, gender, god, health, strength,
Form: Political Verse
Amanda Challenge
Amanda's Challenge
My name is Amanda; I am pleased to meet you.
I must tell you my story I swear it is all-true.
It happened one day I was feeling quite low.
I had run out of answers I...

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Categories: riddle, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Samson
Joyful music filled the village
when mother’s barren womb gave birth. 
Born to end Philistine pillage, 
and fill sad, anxious hearts with mirth.

No wine or product of the vine,
should pass your palate when you dine.
No razor...

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Categories: riddle, betrayal, conflict, dark, passion, religion, religious, vanity,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Views of a Dark Canyon: Poems En Duo 1
(By Youth, Beauty, and Age)      


To: My bro, The heaven, God’s Palace

Dear One, 

All the fights
That we had in the nights, 
Cross across my mind …
And now...

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Categories: riddle, grief, perspective,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Bees Under Milk Wood : a Spell
"Like a piece of ice on a hot stove the poem must ride on its own melting." Robert Frost 

"Bees Under Milk Wood : A Spell"

Spider Web glistens wet 
in the spoilt lies of...

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Categories: riddle, romance,
Form: Romanticism
Premium Member Ancient Tree, Treasure and Mystery Even Poe Could Not Solve
Ancient Tree, Treasure And Mystery Even Poe Could Not Solve
 PART ONE -("The Darkness Poe Discovered")

The old tree was tall, dark and gnarly too
Massive limbs reaching up to strike the sky
Once seen, it would hold...

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Categories: dark, death, evil, fantasy, raven, riddle, tree,
Form: Rhyme
Men, Do Not Give Up Your Dreams For These Girls, Keep Sleeping
Men, do not give up your dreams for these girls, keep sleeping. 

My cousin had read this phrase to me in August, when my wife left me for a harvard graduate that moved in our...

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Categories: riddle, desire, feelings, future, good morning, humor,
Form: Free verse
The Catch and the Tremble
Lady dearest, fair Romeo, is this the name
the title you wish to bestow upon me
or is it one shared among multiple hearts shot at by multiple nets
I ask only in truth, in search of truth,...

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Categories: riddle, beautiful, imagery, love, metaphor, teenage,
Form: Narrative
Shelter Me In Ii
today I exist as a vapor then I am no more
some may equate logic for fear that brings nothing near
my chest is heavy and my pulse is setting in
yesterday was such an easy game we...

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Categories: riddle, art,
Form: Free verse