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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: surround, anti bullying, conflict, courage, desire, discrimination, education,
Form: Free verse



Haiku 1
The Original Sin: Rhyming Haiku!
 
Haiku
should never rhyme:
it’s a crime!
-Michael R. Burch
 
The herons stand,
sentry-like, at attention ...
rigid observers of some unknown command.
-Michael R. Burch
 
Late
fall;
all
the golden leaves turn black underfoot:
soot
-Michael R. Burch
 
Dry leaf...

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Categories: surround, family, heart, love, mother son, nature, seasons,
Form: Haiku
Poems about the Coronavirus I
Poems about the Coronavirus I


yet another iffy coronavirus haiku #1
by michael r. burch

plagued by the Plague
i plague the goldfish
with my verse



yet another iffy coronavirus haiku #2
by michael r. burch

sunflowers
hang their heads
embarrassed by their coronas

I wrote...

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Categories: surround, absence, anxiety, bereavement, caregiving, death, depression, fear,
Form: Haiku
Various Heresies 3
Various Heresies 3

Breakings
by Michael R. Burch

I did it out of pity.
I did it out of love.
I did it not to break the heart of a tender, wounded dove.

But gods without compassion
ordained: Frail things must break!
Now...

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Categories: surround, america, bible, christian, god, jesus, religion, usa,
Form: Verse
Epitaph for a Palestinian Child
Epitaph for a Palestinian Child
by Michael R. Burch

I lived as best I could, and then I died.
Be careful where you step: the grave is wide.

This poem has also been titled "Epitaph for a Child of...

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Categories: surround, absence, bereavement, conflict, death, discrimination, eulogy, funeral,
Form: Epitaph



Peace Prayer
These are peace poems, prayer poems, hymns and lullabies I have written for family, friends and the world over the years ...

Peace Prayer
by Michael R. Burch

for Jim Dunlap

Be calm.
Be still.
Be silent, content.

Be one with the...

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Categories: surround, beauty, blessing, love, nature, peace, prayer, time,
Form: Free verse
Poems about the Coronavirus II
Poems about the Coronavirus II


This World's Joy
(anonymous Middle English lyric, circa early 14th century AD)
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Winter awakens all my care
as leafless trees grow bare.
For now my sighs are fraught
whenever it enters...

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Categories: surround, fear, loneliness, loss, natural disasters, scary, social,
Form: Rhyme
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: surround, arabic, poems, poverty, prison, race, racism, song,
Form: Free verse
Various Heresies 4
Various Heresies 4

I, Lazarus
by Michael R. Burch

I, Lazarus, without a heart,
devoid of blood and spiritless,
lay in the darkness, meritless:
my corpse?a thing cold, dead, apart.

But then I thought I heard?a Voice,
a Voice that called me from...

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Categories: surround, america, bible, christian, faith, god, jesus, usa,
Form: Verse
First they came for the Muslims
First they came for the Muslims

after Martin Niemoller

First they came for the Muslims
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Muslim.

Then they came for the homosexuals
and I did not speak out
because I was...

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Categories: surround, culture, discrimination, faith, god, islamic, truth, usa,
Form: Free verse
Dream of Infinity
Dream of Infinity
by Michael R. Burch

Have you tasted the bitterness of tears of despair?
Have you watched the sun sink through such pale, balmless air
that your soul sought its shell like a crab on a beach,
then...

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Categories: surround, confusion, depression, dream, farewell, leaving, loneliness, longing,
Form: Couplet
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: surround, holocaust, prison, race, racism, violence, world war
Form: Verse
Premium Member The Sleeper and The Supernaturalist


"The Sleeper and The Supernaturalist"


The Sleeper
shone as she walked 
through the Woods

shining alive 
like nothing
natural could

caught 
in the moonlight 
unaware

the innocent
red-caped roses stared
the trees whispered,

"beware, beware"

barefoot softly 
the Supernaturalist 
transfigures instead

from under shine 
she bares...

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Categories: surround, muse, mystery,
Form: Narrative
If I Falter
If I Falter
by Michael R. Burch

for Beth

If I regret
fire in the sunset
exploding on the horizon,
then let me regret loving you.

If I forget
even for a moment
that you are the only one,
then let me forget that the...

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Categories: surround, desire, engagement, fire, for her, friendship love,
Form: Verse
Sweet Rose of Virtue: William Dunbar Translation
Sweet Rose of Virtue
by William Dunbar (c. 1460-1530)
loose translation/modernization/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

after William Dunbar

Sweet rose of virtue and of gentleness,
delightful lily of youthful wantonness,
richest in bounty and in beauty clear
and in every virtue that...

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Categories: surround, character, desire, devotion, flower, for her, garden,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Merov's Ghost and Other Shots Across my Bow
Merov’s Ghost (1) and Other Shots Across My Bow!

In mid-November of Fourteen, I published my first web verse here, (2)
the earliest spanned sixty years, composed for Senior English class
one night in Nineteen Sixty-One. Assigned just...

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Categories: surround, blessing, life, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Girl with No Last Name
She was always so insecure, as far back as I can remember she never realized her true worth, she let people use her, and never cared about getting hurt
If everyone else was happy and smiling,...

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Categories: surround, feelings, girl, heartbroken, introspection, loneliness, poetry, sad,
Form: Rhyme
IRONBAR
He just appeared to me, like wispily curling 
Chimney smoke, 
One grim and early morning in the very midst of 
Decembers briefest days, on the highest slope,
Toiling through my daily round; where, slowly 
Driving up...

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Categories: surround, nature, universe,
Form: Rhyme
The Inception: The Dark Side of Me
I’m broke without your love to repair me…

My young heart breaks into two and you push on the brakes…

Three strikez…you’re owt…. Get lost….that is my only plea

Our lives were at stake and we were taking...

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Categories: surround, beauty, betrayal, how i feel, kiss, life,
Form: Free verse
Apocalyptic Poems III
These are prophetic poems and apocalyptic poems about the earth, climate change, global warming, extinction events, and mankind's role on an endangered world ...



Polish
by Michael R. Burch

Your fingers end in talons?
the ones you trim to...

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Categories: surround, earth, earth day, environment, humanity, nature, tree,
Form: Rhyme
The Children of Gaza Lyrics: I
"The Children of Gaza" Lyrics: I

These lyrics were written by Michael R. Burch and were adapted in places to the music by Michael R. Burch with input from composer Eduard de Boer.

World premiere, April 22,2017,...

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Categories: surround, child, child abuse, childhood, mother, mother son,
Form: Lyric
Aloha
Hello? Are you there today?
Have I scared you away?
Spent my whole teenage life, 
Preparing for this day of strife 
To say my goodbye's
To your love-me-not lies
Oh well, oh well
I'm not saying farewell
Where do you dwell?
In...

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Categories: surround, deep, desire, emotions, encouraging, feelings, grief, growing
Form: Lyric
Quest of the Heart: Chapter One, Cont
Of Ghosts and fiends in Twilight, Cont.


A thought flashed in my mind from the old tales told
The lore of the beast and I had felt his foul breath
I had seconds to act or be devoured...

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Categories: surround, adventure, for her, journey, lost love, love,
Form: Rhyme
Happy Lxiv birthday Matthew Scott Harris
Happy Lxiv birthday Matthew Scott Harris

date of conception:?  ~ Late March – mid April 1958.
date of parturition: January xiii, mcmlix.
date of expiration:? January i, eminem.

A gangly, measly, and scraggly bundle
of lovely bones even as...

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Categories: surround, appreciation, birthday, boy, celebrity, creation, happy birthday,
Form: Rhyme
Feeling Small, Broken Enigma
Let my ears deceive me but I hear it, can't bother to drown it out
the taunting laughter at my misery
Fictional should they be but the reality has cleared the camouflage
which hath once shrouded me
Exposed and...

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Categories: surround, how i feel, nonsense,
Form: Free verse