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Where Is Your Mind
Where Is Your Mind?

Where is your mind?
Is it way out there in the clouds of smoking cigarettes and cigars?
Is it way out there in the clouds of smoking marijuana?
Where is your mind?
Is it way out...

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Categories: weight, adventure, allegory, analogy, desire, growth, passion, perspective,
Form: Lyric



Letters for People part 4
Dear people, 
    (Am i?) Mad it’s a conformist state?
A status that perpetuates people to pair, to compare, to prepare, 
to perfect, before performance, …?
    -sure hard to try...

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© Matt Godek  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: weight, america, angst, business, confusion, feelings, poverty,
Form: Epic
Premium Member 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: weight, family, heart, love, mother son, nature, seasons,
Form: Haiku
Emo Love
With this needle and thread I stitch the wounds Avril left
but with this blade I angrily carve a new
rough, short, jagged adjacent from the bone in my wrist
for a reflection of our relationship
and an outlet...

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Categories: weight, anxiety, beauty, emo, i love you, jealousy,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member That Long Evening
When you came to me...

Not that you wanted me.  Oh, no!  It was I who wanted you,
Your comfort... your caring... your
... compassion, your compassion...
Your body, beautiful and young, perhaps that as well at...

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Categories: weight, feelings, lost, thank you,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member 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: weight, child, childhood, family, father, father son, mother,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member 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: weight, absence, anxiety, bereavement, caregiving, death, depression, fear,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Poems about Mothers
Poems about Mothers


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...

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Categories: weight, child, children, love, mother, mother daughter, mother
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Snapshots
Snapshots
by Michael R. Burch

Here I scrawl extravagant rainbows.
And there you go, skipping your way to school.
And here we are, drifting apart
like untethered balloons.

Here I am, creating "art,"
chanting in shadows,
pale as the crinoline moon,
ignoring your face.

There...

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Categories: weight, divorce,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Poems about Children
Poems about Children


The Desk
by Michael R. Burch

for Jeremy

There is a child I used to know
who sat, perhaps, at this same desk
where you sit now, and made a mess
of things sometimes.I wonder how
he learned at all...

He...

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Categories: weight, boy, child, childhood, children, daughter, family, son,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member 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: weight, holocaust, prison, race, racism, violence, world war
Form: Verse
Premium Member Sonnets LXI-LXX
Sonnets LXI-LXX

Erin
by Michael R. Burch

All that’s left of Ireland is her hair?
bright carrot?and her milkmaid-pallid skin,

her brilliant air of cavalier despair,
her train of children?some conceived in sin,

the others to avoid it. For nowhere
is evidence of...

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Categories: weight, heart, night, spiritual, wife, words, write, writing,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Epigrams V
Epigrams V
by Michael R. Burch

Autumn Conundrum
by Michael R. Burch

It’s not that every leaf must finally fall,
it’s just that we can never catch them all.



Piercing the Shell
by Michael R. Burch

If we strip away all the accouterments...

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Categories: weight, giggle, humor, humorous, irony, literature, word play,
Form: Epigram
Premium Member Poems about Laughter, Giggles and Smiles
Here and Hereafter
by Michael R. Burch

Life’s saving graces are love, pleasure, laughter ...
wisdom, it seems, is for the Hereafter.



Laughter’s Cry
by Michael R. Burch

Because life is a mystery, we laugh
and do not know the half.

Because death...

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Categories: weight, cheer up, children, family, giggle, joy, smile,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member 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: weight, arabic, poems, poverty, prison, race, racism, song,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sonnets XLII-LI
Sonnets XLII-LI

Distances
by Michael R. Burch

Moonbeams on water?
the reflected light
of a halcyon star
now drowning in night...
So your memories are.

Footprints on beaches
now flooding with water;
the small, broken ribcage
of some primitive slaughter...
So near, yet so far.



A Surfeit of...

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Categories: weight, bereavement, death, death of a friend, funeral,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member 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: weight, fear, loneliness, loss, natural disasters, scary, social,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Poems about Fathers and Grandfathers IV
Poems about Fathers and Grandfathers IV



Neglect
by Michael R. Burch

What good are your tears?
They will not spare the dying their anguish.
What good is your concern
to a child sick of living, waiting to perish?

What good, the warm...

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Categories: weight, family, father, father daughter, father son, fathers
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member 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: weight, poems, poetry, poets, visionary, words, write, writing,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Energy's Dying Wish
So, if I understand correctly,
you want to respond to inevitable energy descent
by upgrading incentives for cooperative communication,
positive information expansion,
research and regenerative design,
implementation,
and ecopolitical evaluation strategies?

Yes,
because we achieved current WinWin cooperative communication
and organic networking capacities
by virtue...

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Categories: weight, culture, deep, games, green, health, language, science,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Lifeboat The Sinking
As to the this and the that and the how and the why,
    I pass no judgement to the tale at hand.
And leave it to scribes to much later decide
  ...

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Categories: weight, adventure, allegory, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sonnets XVII-XXIV
Sonnets XVII-XXIV

Discrimination
by Michael R. Burch

The meter I had sought to find, perplexed,
was ripped from books of "verse" that read like prose.
I found it in sheet music, in long rows
of hologramic CDs, in sad wrecks
of long-forgotten...

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Categories: weight, books, poems, poetry, poets, voice, write, writing,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member 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: weight, desire, engagement, fire, for her, friendship love,
Form: Verse
Premium Member For All That I Remembered
For All That I Remembered
by Michael R. Burch

For all that I remembered, I forgot
her name, her face, the reason that we loved ...
and yet I hold her close within my thought:
I feel the burnished weight...

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Categories: weight, desire, dream, memory, remember, sad love, soulmate,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member The Poo Poo Bird
They pursued it with vigor, they pursued it with crass
They hunted with valor and hope
They proceeded with a dose of good Knightly sass
They chased it with tackle and rope

Now King Arthur declared in a boisterous...

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Categories: weight, adventure, funny, humor,
Form: Rhyme