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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: yard, child, childhood, family, father, father son, mother,
Form: Rhyme



Rejection Slips 2
Rejection Slips 2

The Shape of Mourning
by Michael R. Burch
 
The shape of mourning
is an oiled creel
shining with unuse,
 
the bolt of cold steel
on a locker
shielding memory,

the monthly penance
of flowers,
the annual wake,
 
the face in the...

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Categories: yard, beauty, death, desire, life, longing, love, nature,
Form: Free verse
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: yard, boy, child, childhood, children, daughter, family, son,
Form: Rhyme
Poems about Fathers and Grandfathers I
Poems about Fathers and Grandfathers I

I translated the first six Native American poems for my father when he chose to enter hospice and end his life by not taking dialysis …


Cherokee Travelers' Blessing I
loose translation/interpretation...

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Categories: yard, father, father daughter, father son, fathers day,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Taste of my Varied Genres
A Sample of some of the genres I write it...Nature, family, depression...just a taste...just a taste. These are all reposts and can be found along with these titles:

The Sound of His Breathing (Written about my...

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Categories: yard, poetry, , cute, , Lullaby,
Form: Epic



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: yard, cheer up, children, family, giggle, joy, smile,
Form: Rhyme
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: yard, family, father, father daughter, father son, fathers
Form: Rhyme
Free Verse II
Nucleotidings
by Michael R. Burch

“We will walk taller!” said Gupta,
sorta abrupta,
hand-in-hand with his mom,
eyeing the A-bomb.

“Who needs a mahatma
in the aftermath of NAFTA?
Now, that was a disaster,”
cried glib Punjab.

“After Y2k,
time will spin out of control anyway,”
flamed...

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Categories: yard, angel, child, childhood, children, family, time, world,
Form: Free verse
Salat Days
Salat Days
by Michael R. Burch 

(dedicated to 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 front porch swing,
dangling his long...

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Categories: yard, age, america, appreciation, depression, endurance, poverty,
Form: Free verse
Poems about Children V
Poems about Children V

Pan
by Michael R. Burch

Among the shadows of the groaning elms,
amid the darkening oaks, we fled ourselves

Once there were paths that led to coracles
that clung to piers like loosening barnacles

where we cannot return,...

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Categories: yard, autumn, baseball, child, childhood, children, dog, sports,
Form: Rhyme
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: yard, child, childhood, children, dad, father son, grandfather,
Form: Rhyme
Millie's Christmas Wish
Millie's Christmas Wish
Winter Vacation was coming
The kids were all set
They were thinking of Christmas
And the gifts they would get

But, Millie sat waiting
Thinking of nothing but snow
Watching the class clock
That was moving so slow


They did arts...

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Categories: yard, 5th grade, adventure, america, childhood, christmas,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Messages for ReGenerating Time
This revolutionary message
is brought to you by
the 
TransMillennial EarthTribe CoOperative,
your international ecopolitical sponsor,
speciating Earth's New PostMillennially Silent EcoLogical Majority.

We think we begin to both comprehend,
in a B. Fullerian metaphysical sense,
and co-empathically trust,
in an economic and...

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Categories: yard, culture, health, humor, political, power,
Form: Political Verse
Poems about Fathers and Grandfathers II
Poems about Fathers and Grandfathers II



All Things Galore
by Michael R. Burch

for my grandfathers George Edwin Hurt Sr. and Paul Ray Burch, Sr.

Grandfather,
now in your gray presence
you are

somehow more near

and remind me that,
once, upon a star,
you...

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Categories: yard, family, father, father daughter, father son, fathers
Form: Rhyme
Dog Daze I: Poems about Dogs
Dog Daze
by Michael R. Burch

Sweet Oz is a soulful snuggler;
he really is one of the best.
Sometimes in bed
he snuggles my head,
though he mostly just plops on my chest.

I think Oz was made to love
from the...

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Categories: yard, dog, family, friend, friendship, friendship love, love,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Blitzkrieg : A Kookaburra Laughs
“Now behind the eyes and secrets of the dreamers in the streets rocked to sleep by the sea, see the titbits and topsyturvies, bobs and buttontops, bags and bones, ash and rind and dandruff and...

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Categories: yard, dark, destiny, dream,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member 2 DETECTIVES AND A VICTIM, TONIGHT'S EPISODE: THE TWIST
Joe: "It's 9 a.m., here in Gotham and my partner, Mike and I, have been here since 7 a.m., and we also passed a cow coming over here!"
Mike: "That was no cow sir just a...

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© Hilo Poet  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: yard, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 6th
Form: Dramatic Verse
Be Embarrased by Arms
Be Embarrased by Arms

The right of a person to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed upon when in a
well-regulated militia necessary for the security of a free state. In other words, if 
you...

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© James Horn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: yard, encouraging,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Beary Tales Episodes 25-33, Poet's Notes
Note to Readers of Previous Versions:
There are so many new vignettes scattered throughout the poem that I hope you will reread the whole thing! There are new GEMS, improvements to previous verses and improved footnotes...

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Categories: yard, adventure, appreciation, best friend, blessing, innocence, love,
Form: Rhyme
Poems about Children III
Poems about Children III

Miracle
by Michael R. Burch

for Jeremy

The contrails of galaxies mingle, and the dust of that first day still shines.
Before I conceived you, before your heart beat, you were mine,

and I see

infinity leap in...

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Categories: yard, adventure, child, childhood, children, dad, father son,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Canto XXI Hell translation
So bridge to bridge, of other things speaking
Of which my comedy does not take care,
We walked; and reached the top, when seeking
For watching the next slit, then we stopped there
Malebolge to see and crying vain;
And...

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Categories: yard, fantasy,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member Remember When
Remember when you were very young,                             ...

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Categories: yard, fun, games, life, love, remember, today, youth,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member I Want A Doggy
Oh how I want a doggy, 
a bundle of love and fur.                       ...

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Categories: yard, dog, friend, love,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Today's journey Through COVID-19
As I woke up this morning I was thinking of what should I do through COVID-19 pandemic.
I said to myself, “I want to go for a walk.”
While walking along the street, people were passing with...

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Categories: yard, africa, baptism, beautiful, christian, courage, poems, wisdom,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member One Thing That Love Is
Everything here is true
Just as stated
because it's already happened
or - it has yet to occur - 
but it's very soon to occur
and I have such strong feeling
that the future will be as I see it
as...

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Categories: yard, dog, love, memory, sad,
Form: Free verse