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April's Babbling Foolishness
(Created using the bAbBlE sentence generator, various text excerpts, and a minuscule bit of human editing.) 

And she smells good without keeping all ...

Beef, sitting lonely on that lies floating on the tufted floor. "Surely,"...

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© Tom Arnone  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: spend, art, computer, crazy, food, funny, horror, humor,
Form: Prose



Premium Member Fully Employed Now
Humanity keeps looking forward, toward the coming of a birth,
and we’re all deemed as equals on our first day on this earth,
but as the years go quickly by our lives become our own;
we’re seen as...

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Categories: spend, humor,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Fairer, Indeed
WOMEN ...

Truly amaze me ... they possess the super-human
strength to birth a child - one of the most painful
and demanding physical and emotional feats of end-
urance known to our species - yet they have the
self-confidence...

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Categories: spend, appreciation, humanity, love, wisdom, woman, women,
Form: Free 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: spend, heart, love, passion, romance, romantic, romantic love,
Form: Rhyme
Family Poems
Family Poems

Mother's Smile
by Michael R. Burch

There never was a fonder smile
than mother's smile, no softer touch
than mother's touch. So sleep awhile
and know she loves you more than "much."

So more than "much, " much more than...

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Categories: spend, child, childhood, family, father, father son, mother,
Form: Rhyme



Limericks
Limericks
by Michael R. Burch



Clyde Lied!
by Michael R. Burch

There once was a mockingbird, Clyde,
who bragged of his prowess, but lied.
To his new wife he sighed,
"When again, gentle bride?"
"Nevermore!" bright-eyed Raven replied.



The Platypus
by Michael R. Burch

The platypus,...

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Categories: spend, giggle, light, nonsense, parody, silly, smile, word
Form: Limerick
Various Heresies 7
Pagans Protest the Intolerance of Christianity
by Michael R. Burch

“We have a common sky.” — Quintus Aurelius Symmachus

We had a common sky
before the Christians came.

We thought there might be gods
but did not know their names.

The common...

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Categories: spend, angel, atheist, bible, christian, faith, god, jesus,
Form: Rhyme
Limericks VII - Naughty, Bawdy, Risque, Absurd
Limericks VII - Naughty, Bawdy, Risque, Absurd

There continue to be modern sequels of the famous "Nantucket" limericks, including this bawdy one of mine:

There was a lewd whore from Nantucket
who intended to pee in a bucket;
but...

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Categories: spend, humor, humorous, light, nonsense, satire, sexy, smile,
Form: Limerick
Limericks I - Relatives and Relativity
Limericks I - Relatives and Relativity

The Cosmological Constant
by Michael R. Burch

Einstein, the frizzy-haired,
said E equals MC squared.
Thus all mass decreases
as activity ceases?
Not my mass, my a$$ declared!


A$$-tronomical
by Michael R. Burch

Relativity, the theorists’ creed,
says mass increases...

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Categories: spend, humor, humorous, light, nonsense, science, space, time,
Form: Limerick
Salvation of a Formalist, an Ode to Entropy
Salvation of a Formalist, an Ode to Entropy
by Michael R. Burch

Entropy?
God's universal decree
That I get to be
Disorderly?
Suddenly
My erstwhile boxed-in verse is free?
Wheeeeee!



Eternal Currents
by Michael R. Burch

How can I write and not be true
to the rhythm...

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Categories: spend, humor, humorous, light, nonsense, satire, write, writing,
Form: Light Verse
Juvenilia: Early Poems V
Juvenilia: Early Poems V

Poetry
by Michael R. Burch

Poetry, I found you
where at last they chained and bound you;
with devices all around you
to torture and confound you,
I found you—shivering, bare.

They had shorn your raven hair
and taken both...

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Categories: spend, poems, poets, teen, teenage, write, writing, youth,
Form: Rhyme
The Bartender
Twenty two years had passed  by

She blinked, and a lifetime had passed

She started this job as a lark

She never thought it would last

Two husbands and rehab were part of this bar

The husbands...her clients all...

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Categories: spend, america, community, family, heart, society, strength, wisdom,
Form: Rhyme
Beckoning
Beckoning
by Michael R. Burch 
 
Yesterday the wind whispered my name
while the blazing locks
of her rampant mane
lay heavy on mine.
And yesterday
I saw the way
the wind caressed tall pines
in forests laced by glinting streams
and thick with...

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Categories: spend, anxiety, break up, change, confusion, sleep, time,
Form: Verse
Poems about Fathers and Grandfathers III
Poems about Fathers and Grandfathers III




Success
by Michael R. Burch

for Jeremy

We need our children to keep us humble
between toast and marmalade;

there is no time for a ticker-tape parade
before bed, no award, no bright statuette

to be delivered...

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Categories: spend, family, father, father daughter, father son, fathers
Form: Rhyme
You Never Listened
You Never Listened
by Michael R. Burch
 
You never listened,
though each night the rain
wove its patterns again
and trembled and glistened...
 
You were not watching,
though each night the stars
shone, brightening the tears
in her eyes palely fetching...
 
You...

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Categories: spend, absence, appreciation, betrayal, extended metaphor, feelings, soulmate,
Form: Sonnet
Doggerel I
Doggerel I

A$$-Tronomical
by Michael R. Burch

Einstein, the frizzy-haired,
proved E equals MC squared.
Thus, all mass decreases
as activity ceases?
Not my mass, my a$$ declared!



Bible Libel
by Michael R. Burch

If God
is good,
half the Bible
is libel.

I came up with this epigram...

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Categories: spend, dog, hilarious, humor, humorous, light, nonsense, nursery
Form: Limerick
Villanelles
Villanelles

The villanelle is a poetic form based on repetition, with a double refrain. 



Villanelle: The Divide
by Michael R. Burch

The sea was not salt the first tide...
was man born to sorrow that first day, 
with the...

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Categories: spend, moon, repetition, romance, romantic, romantic love, sea,
Form: Villanelle
Ono no Komachi translation: Autumn
Watching wan moonlight
illuminate tree limbs,
my heart also brims,
overflowing with autumn.
—Ono no Komachi, loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

As I slept in isolation
my desired beloved appeared to me; 
therefore, dreams have become my reality
and consolation. 
—Ono...

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Categories: spend, age, autumn, death, depression, desire, heartbreak, women,
Form: Tanka
Poems about Poems III
Poems about Poems III

Radiance
by Michael R. Burch

for Dylan Thomas

The poet delves earth’s detritus?hard toil?
for raw-edged nouns, barbed verbs, vowels’ lush bouquet;
each syllable his pen excretes?dense soil,
dark images impacted, rooted clay.

The poet sees the sea but...

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Categories: spend, poems, poetry, poets, visionary, words, write, writing,
Form: Rhyme
Ono no Komachi translations
As I slept in isolation
my desired beloved appeared to me; 
therefore, dreams have become my reality
and consolation. 
—Ono no Komachi, translation by Michael R. Burch

Submit to you—is that what you advise? 
The way the ripples...

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Categories: spend, desire, life, longing, love, nature, woman, women,
Form: Tanka
Sonnets LII-LX
Sonnets LII-LX

The Endeavors of Lips
by Michael R. Burch

How sweet the endeavors of lips: to speak
of the heights of those pleasures which left us weak
in love’s strangely lit beds, where the cold springs creak:
for there is...

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Categories: spend, dream, flower, hair, longing, love, pain, sensual,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member My Heavenly Father - The Couplet Style

~ My  Heavenly  Father  ~
( Unrhymed  Couplet )



~O~


My sweet Heavenly Father, help me to serve You better in all this day 
And with Your Holy Spirit guide me each day, as...

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Categories: spend, christian, faith, hope, love,
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: spend, child, childhood, children, dad, father son, grandfather,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Let His Love Shine - Candle Of Hope Style
~Let His  Love Shine ~
(Candle Of  Hope )



Let
Love Hope 
Peace fill heart 
As walk with the Lord
In Him find best friend
May heart rejoice
Love the Lord
Worship
Him



Let your heart sing Him praises
With His Love be...

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Categories: spend, christian, faith, hope, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A SNOW QUEEN TALE
Part 1: FORE SIBERIAN FATE

silk wings wet -
angel on the lake.
starlight glitter
separates from

the golden wheat.
her docile hair,
prophecy of ice.

winter pink,
pinched cheeks.
ice skate scrapes -
flecks of flakes.

the snow queen
before her relentless
reign, a pretty thing.

her smile warms
the...

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Categories: spend, fantasy,
Form: Free verse