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Premium Member PLEASE STOP

in great detail
on and on
and on and on 
they went

blah blah
blah blah
ask me if I care
but I'm polite

I wear my best
bad ass poker face
my head wants to explode
but still they have no clue

can’t believe people can't read
that big heavy flashing...Read More
Categories: people, change, grief, moving on, perspective, spoken word,
Form: Free verse

We Put The Wrong Son Up For Adoption
My son is a thief and a drug user.
I'm not lying when I say he's a loser.
It's too much for my wife and I to bear.
He's addicted to Meth and he's on welfare.
When my wife had twins, we chose the...Read More
Categories: people, addiction, father son, funny, humor,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Serpent
The serpents evil doctrine he'd tried to inflict
Tore peaceful communities assunder; causing conflict
The ghost soldiers would come in the dead of night
Taking on the evil serpent with firepower and might.

They would infiltrate the serpents lair and be in disguise
And unleash...Read More
Categories: people, death, evil, military, war,
Form: Rhyme
Habits are difficult to break…
and when lethal it is as if trying 
to scale a fence with barbs at the top. 

Smoking, drug addiction, 
bad relationships
attach to one’s spirit like flypaper
or gooey-spider-webs, entrapping
the soul, gumming-up divine essence
making it difficult for...Read More
Categories: addiction, business, people, perspective, psychological, truth, wisdom,
Form: Free verse

    In this world of God,
   people die every minute,
   each second, more  born...Read More
Categories: people, allegory, allusion, creation, god, humanity, literature, wisdom,
Form: Senryu


    Munich disco bar,
  young people Nazi fancy,
   orgy Cabaret ......Read More
Categories: people, adventure, allegory, allusion, creation, history, literature, metaphor,
Form: Senryu
In Grief
Said he, the one who cannot see,” In my vast country where millions reside amity is rare, unity is scarce; the disrespectful people all the time misbehave, they speak ill of others, they use foul language and usually target a...Read More
Categories: people, sad,
Form: Free verse
My Future Fate
I keep on observing couples pass me by oh so merrily,
Getting me all perked up, but at the same time, a bit of jealousy
I am deserving of no one and I know you'd disagree
Getting me slightly upset because I can't...Read More
Categories: people, depression, funeral, future, hope, jealousy, loneliness, lost
Form: Rhyme
You passed but I failed
It has been a while 
I did not write 
It doesn't mean 
I have moved on
Even today when the clock strikes Nine
You walk through my mind
I try to overcome you
But yet not succeed 
You passed but I failed
The weather, the...Read More
Categories: people, best friend, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I Will Return a Steam Shovel
When I am old and gray I wish to die quite far away.
To be reincarnated as soon as I am able to come back.
And to be a steam shovel in my next life, and hey, 
I want to be powerful,...Read More
Categories: people, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th
Form: Rhyme
It's your life

Mom, how he could do like this to me,
the girl murmured while sobbing;
My dear, don’t cry, the Mom said;
know, you’re unhappy facing betrayal.
Never expected such acts from dear ones;
Shaken, feel such acts are unforgivable.

In this complex society such things are
going...Read More
Categories: people, life,
Form: Verse
Just smile
Just smile, the expression of your happiness;
It is your personal property, none can snatch;
Smile from your heart express your inner joy.

Whatever has happened, don’t get carried away
Know well these are temporary phases;
whether pleasure or distress nothing is permanent.

Don’t cry for...Read More
Categories: people, smile,
Form: Verse
A Frail Captain Hook
Waking up, I'm shaken by an awful thought:
it's not a sunny February morning,
but heartwarming wishes on Facebook
alleviate the anxiety of a gloomy feeling
to enliven the mood and be immensely grateful
to God and do what is worth living for, but
is the...Read More
Categories: people, age, courage, endurance, february, feelings, happy birthday,
Form: Rhyme
In Touch With My Soul
I feel the aftermath of sadness written upon my heart
It's the feeling you get when no one is communicating with you
And you have to read the signs and wonders to know what is happening around you, sometimes it is hard...Read More
Categories: people, 3rd grade, endurance, england, loneliness, power, travel,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Whatever Weekend
Whatever Weekend

Being humble common pathways ere,
I ought traveled nearby that lea,
Past the margin of my home there,
Where the daffodils fickle sprightly,

As I shared the natural trail lead,
General impressions befall o'er sunlit,
E'er lighthearted to the bird's melodies,
I travailed the character of...Read More
Categories: people, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Good, Bad and Special
The Good,                                      ...Read More
Categories: people, friend, love, silence,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member LEGEND OF ZORRO

leading covert double life
by day a man about town
by night masked vigilante
he fights for the righteous
branding his sword
protecting his people
threatened by villains
masked hero Zorro will duel 
prevail and abort evil plots
again save the day
before he rides off 
fast and furious...Read More
Categories: people, adventure, appreciation, evil, hero, uplifting,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Church PEOPLE Circumstantial Gatherings-
Circumstances gatherings
Porcelain entrappings
Mr. and Mrs Johns
Keep forgetting to turn their praise on
Photosonic devastating 
Oh! But I just keep perpetuating 
While  those denisions keep on  arriving 
More to this 
This and more 
I am surviving 
Circumstantial gatherings
Keep the...Read More
Categories: people, absence, allusion, betrayal, confusion, devotion, feelings, humanity,
Form: Rhyme
Mists flow
Sitting quietly on the lunchtime break
	in the room now empty of all
when quietly she does walk in
	and seeing her youth the memories begin

on the stage as auditions began
	as each of us tried out for one of the roles
and she was...Read More
Categories: people, poetry,
Form: Free verse
When Pigs Fly
When Pigs Fly
by Michael R. Burch

On the Trail of Tears,
my Cherokee brothers,
why hang your heads?
Why shame your mothers?
Laugh wildly instead!
We will soon be dead.

When we lie in our graves,
let the white-eyes take
the woodlands we loved
for the hoe and the rake.
It...Read More
Categories: people, discrimination, evil, march, murder, native american, racism,
Form: Verse
the tower of hope
The tower of hope.

I think of the Vietnam war as the poorer classes war.
Soldiers were drafted, and they could not get lose,
in-growing, toenails or not. The war was lost before
it began on one side the US Soldiers who wanted
to go...Read More
Categories: people, beach, best friend, birth,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member The Beautiful People
For the Haven’s advancement,
the Elite may extend a courteous backhand,
or a fist wrapped with opinion
that some may mistake for abuse.

Dante’s girl fell from her steeple
head first into a cauldron of pride,
now her feeble corpse twitches
trying to vomit the blackest pitch...Read More
Categories: people, abuse, bullying, culture, death, pride, vanity, war,
Form: Narrative
Our Love
That I love you
You have indeed tasted
And found this truth; 
In return
I shall not beg for your love.
You have never said you love me, 
I shall not shame you; 
I shall keep you believed
As such, 
People prefer to hear, 
They...Read More
Categories: people, love,
Form: Free verse
Till Lightning Splits
Thy self a grand impostor,
what other people see

A bark that hides what fate ingrains,
a cover that deceives

It’s others held opinion,
that pulp you hide behind

Till lightning splits your trunk in two
—the roots left undefined

(Ronald McDonald House: February, 2020)
...Read More
Categories: people, self,
Form: Rhyme
I have deleted the 2 poems I posted earlier today, and instead I offer what will be my final write.  I have read the comments on T.J's blog, written in defense of all poets who have been mistreated by...Read More
Categories: people, moving on,
Form: Elegy

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