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Rejection Slips 3
Rejection Slips 3

Lozenge
by Michael R. Burch

When I was closest to love, it did not seem
real at all, but a thing of such tenuous sweetness
it might dissolve in my mouth
like a lozenge of sugar.

When I held...

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Categories: welfare, death, desire, family, heart, life, longing, love,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member CareGiving Stories Reprise
Wounded Sacred Dementia: Part Two

Dementia's derelict WinLose SocialWorker
suboptimizingly hesitates
when I tell her
I have not changed my mind
about not adopting Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
into my vulnerable home
with a seven-year-old AfricanAmerican boy
blind
and unable to defend himself,
or even run...

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Categories: welfare, caregiving, culture, earth, health, integrity, love, parents,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Our EarthCafe CoOp
In one sense,
the Cafe CoOp
started as my therapeutic retirement dream.

But,
in quite another
the CoOp goes back to when I was eight,
and I thought,
assumed really,
everyone indulged in Thought Experiments
about what would my optimal Eden Paradise.
restoring peace and...

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Categories: welfare, business, education, games, health, humor, integrity, retirement,
Form: Political Verse
Juvenilia: Early Poems IV
Juvenilia: Early Poems IV
I wrote this around age 17.



Bible Libel
by Michael R. Burch

If God
is good
half the Bible
is libel.

I read the Bible from cover to cover at age eleven, ten chapters per day, at the suggestion...

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Categories: welfare, poems, poetry, poets, teen, write, writing, youth,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sins of Supreme Suppression
Not to play any blame game,
in this our new co-evolutionary capacity
for LeftBrained Language Enculturation
long become YangDominant associated
with 'civilization',
co-arising anthro-centrism,
including Earth's newer history
of revolution by Empirical Elitism.

Processes of empirical empire supremacy,
kill or be killed,
became not really...

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Categories: welfare, earth, health, language, math, religion, science, sin,
Form: Prose Poetry



Premium Member Indignation 1-6-21
How dare you desecrate the Capitol with urine and feces!
Even filthy pigs refuse to defecate near their own dwelling place.
How dare you flaunt confederate flags, grim reminders of our bloody history, 
Alongside swastikas, hate symbols...

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Categories: welfare, anger, discrimination, emotions, hurt, prejudice, racism, violence,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Reluctant Serpent - A Fairy Tale
Once Upon a Time Everything was Perfect in Eden, NSW, Australia

This is a story about why snakes are reluctant to leave whenever you see them. 
Why they hang about, instead of scurrying off.
A reluctant snake...

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Categories: welfare, fairy,
Form: Dramatic 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: welfare, culture, earth, health, history, love, political,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member the PLAGUE
as the PROPHETS of profits, WE lead and WE’re fair
while WE’re living the life of the poor BILLIONAIRE
– silver yachts, pearly castles, cash (plenty to spare) –
with the world on OUR backs... ah! the burdens...

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Categories: welfare, society,
Form: Quatrain
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: welfare, father daughter, lost love,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Wise Elders
Wise Elders are patient,
fully embrace non-violent communication
and health care
of climates and landscapes,
persons,
places,
things,
plants
and planet,
hopes
and dreams
rebuilding positive faith.

Wise Elders non-violently listen
for karmic grace of love
sometimes overflowing.

If Wise Revolutionaries for change,
clearing murky swamps,
then Wise Elder non-violent evolutionaries
toward peace
restoring...

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Categories: welfare, 5th grade, caregiving, class, health, time, wisdom,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Territory Trample

Headlights messaged through midnight windows 
Curtainless glass unable to subdue the urgency 
Car obtained in street nearby was theirs temporarily
Three hour drive to ship leaving island next morning

Two sixteen year old girls barely registered surprise...

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Categories: welfare, 11th grade, change, conflict, for teens, journey,
Form: Bio
Premium Member Liberal Operatic Lovers
What cooperative evidence
could we final climate find
for WinWin cooperation lovers
including LeftBrain secular humanities
inviting no more or less valueflow
than RightBrain WiseElder root-branch dipolar etchings
neurologically ancient bipolar temporal systemic 
body-branch, mind-root DNA enscriptured holonic trees,
DNA  river...

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Categories: welfare, environment, happiness, health, heart, integrity, psychological,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Jesus Told Me
Jesus taught and lived
Those who follow the Way
Truth
Life, rather than punishing death,
would be known
by our love,
especially for our enemies.

He did not say, or live,
Those who punish themselves and others with death threats
and war planning
and technology...

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Categories: welfare, community, culture, health, history, integrity, love, peace,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Kellyanne's Fake Constitutional Rock
"The Second Amendment is a bedrock principle of our Constitution..."
                         ...

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Categories: welfare, anger, history, humor, integrity, language, leadership, usa,
Form: Political Verse
H Stands For Human Resources

                                 The Scarlet...

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Categories: welfare, philosophy,
Form: Shape
Premium Member Notes from a Unitarian Child
Once upon a time,
an eight year old
Black and Green and Brown and Red and Blue Lives Matter
ultra-nonviolent kid
wrote an ultra-violet note to him/herself
about stuff s/he needed to full-rainbow recall
if and when s/he ever became
a worn...

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Categories: welfare, age, childhood, culture, earth, health, religion, wisdom,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Haunted by Wonder
I have become haunted by therapeutic wonder,
within wonder,
surrounded by Wonder,
made of Wonder
these past few days
and traumatically troubling nights.

I have also become terrorized by vindication,
vindictive Win/Lose threatening relationships
learned from retributive justice philosophers
who are also parents
and teachers,
so...

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Categories: welfare, earth, education, health, integrity, love, peace, philosophy,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member A FORGOTTEN ANGEL
A FORGOTTEN ANGEL

Who was she?  They wondered
No one knew her name
Where did she live?  They wondered
No one ever saw her playing
How old was she?  They wondered
Did she have any friends?
What happened? ...

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Categories: welfare, angel, anger, betrayal, child abuse, courage, grave,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Original Intents and Purposes
Original New Yorker Intents and Purposes

So who did you expect
to actually elect,
Vandana Shiva?

from Uniting Constitutions of MotherTrees

Tribes and groves
grow forests together
forming more therapeutically perfect Unions
of unity yin-flowing integrity,
not quite so much uniformity
of Yang's violating offensive...

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Categories: welfare, gender, health, humor, integrity, new york, tree,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member WiseElder Turkeys
My parenting totem
was the Hawk
of bicamerally perfect egocentric vision
usually greeted by a loud Yang squawk
and vigorous walk
in the other wrong direction.

My WiseElder totem
is the Turkey,
CoMessiah of CoRedemptive Dying
as notnot loving EarthTribe's future lives.

At eight,
my totem...

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Categories: welfare, age, earth, health, humor, mythology, native american,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member As I watch myself unfold without love
He/I/they/all/we/none knowing sit/sats he/she thoughts he/she witnessed he/she held a behold as to what the hell a corporeal ring of things once unbeknowinest to him/her was about,: thought provoking, yet undeterminate in any reason with...

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Categories: welfare, age, appreciation, grief, remember, sad love, visionary,
Form: Free verse
Story Of My Mom From Pictures
Telling tales or stories is a favourable pasttime;
But using pictures to tell stories of past and present,
Yours remind me of days back in time,
Would not be all very  recent,
Last ones of grateful recline
To golden...

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Categories: welfare, blessing, children, emotions, forgiveness, grandmother,
Form: Rhyme Royal
Premium Member Occupying Revolutionary ZenSoul
What is wrong with deficit-growing expenditures
to continue supporting LeftBrain industrialized secular present
and past well-financed war-mongering threats
against nations
and people
and plants
and planet?

And nuclear ballistic arm-building,
and a Hummer and automatic defense rifle
for every Red, White, and TrueBlue household,

But...

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Categories: welfare, earth day, education, health, integrity, light, usa,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member 'White Privilege' Does Exist

Abandoned as a child believed to be no more than five, the matron of the orphans home, was...other than my mom...
The first to have to face the task of tending to my welfare, and started...

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Categories: welfare, discrimination, racism,
Form: Narrative