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Premium Member About The Last Shark
There once was a great white 
Who was looking for a bite 
And there was a seashore town 
That had smiles instead of a frown 

Preparing for a 100 year celebration
With wind surfing racing 

It took a whole year of...Read More
Categories: shark, adventure, beach, body, fish, fishing, food, summer,
Form: Rhyme Royal



Premium Member Party's Over
summer
sun shining
beaches busy
surfers skimming the waves
shark seen...Read More
Categories: shark, summer, sun, water,
Form: Cinqku
Golf
I do not like our national leader
If I had a pet shark, he'd be a feeder
Hard to believe he's not a big joke
Oh what a homely pumpkin-head bloke.

I saw a rat, I saw a mouse
I saw a gobshyte near my...Read More
Categories: shark, crazy, funny, horror, humor, patriotic, political, sports,
Form: Burlesque
Premium Member Tangled in Sea Weed
Suffused by wisdom the Buddha reaches out for Atlantis

Blows bubbles in vain as they burst at the door of Nirvana

And yet he can hold his breeze of a breath for eternity

For those precious moment while permanence stays silent

When levitation is...Read More
Categories: shark, ocean,
Form: Free verse
Pool's Prince Charming, for Saint Louie Louie Roberts
Pool's Prince Charming
by Michael R. Burch

this is my tribute to the legendary pool shark "Saint Louie" Louie Roberts

Louie, Louie, Prince of Pool,
making all the ladies drool ...
Take the “nuts”? I'd be a fool!
Louie, Louie, Prince of Pool.

Louie, Louie, pretty as...Read More
Categories: shark, angel, celebrity, confidence, drink, games, sports, tribute,
Form: Verse



Accumulating Anger: My Love Was Serpentine
My love was serpentine to the touch
I can't quite explain it...the love of mine
Had gone away from my sight and such
I can quiz my mind to say otherwise, my bittersweet sugar wine…

Why am I extremely drunk off of utter fear?...Read More
Categories: shark, angst, longing, lost love, love, love hurts,
Form: Rhyme
Any Friday at 6-30 PM prose-poem


I'm playing seafaring games on the marble table,
sketching between the blue striations of the stone, 
a slab that resembles an ocean to my young mind.
I draw armadas and stick figure Spaniards,
foes that fall into shark-infested waters. Cannons roar silently.

Mum is...Read More
Categories: shark, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Nights Were Our Time Setting Our World Ablaze
(Three Lives, Three Sonnets, Three Friends, Fate's Dark Hand)
POEM 1. Nights Were Our Time Setting Our World Ablaze
POEM 2. When Man Lusts For All, Seeking All The More
POEM 3. Yet A Cure Within Light's Truth, May Be Found )

Poem (1.)
Nights...Read More
Categories: shark, art, best friend, friend, friendship, life, loss,
Form: Sonnet
Buddies Under The Sea
by Wayne Wysocki

An unlikely pair of symbionts
In harmony do swim
Through sunny, tropic waters,
Beyond the coral rim;

'Tis strange, for one is monstrous
And one is like a lark;
How oddly they are mated,
The pilot fish and shark....Read More
Categories: shark, fish,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Feline Snatches Robin
Shark waits in the bushes, for his opportunity. I am watching the scene in horror, because I feed these birds. There are many robins, sparrows, wrens, cardinals and my bluejay. They all trust me.  I try to get out...Read More
Categories: shark, bird, cat,
Form: Haibun
When Journalism fails to deliver
When journalism fails to deliver the facts,
And no longer apologies for shameful acts,
Constantly ending up on the wrong tracks,
Failing to prevent shark attracts,
On those who suffer from panic attacks,
More interested in becoming political hacks,
Papering over the cracks,
And roasting words on...Read More
Categories: shark, abuse, analogy, art, betrayal, cancer, conflict, hope,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member How Cold Can It Be
Iridescent fishes are swimming today in the sea.
I want to jump in and swim a bit. How cold can it be?
I dive in the bitter cold waters on a simple lark.
Grateful when I am devoured by a big hungry shark.

...Read More
Categories: shark, 10th grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th
Form: Rhyme
Great White
pulled from inky depths
aquatic beast of nightmares
not mine to destroy
...Read More
Categories: shark, fishing,
Form: Haiku
Tea's Up
A Fisherman sat on a pier
With some bait and a bottle of beer
Suddenly it became quite dark
When the Fisherman caught a shark
This filled the Fisherman with glee
Until the shark ate him for tea...Read More
Categories: shark, 10th grade,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Shark Cat
Where is Shark, the cat today?
In fields quite far away.
Catching field mice, unhappy prey.
Keeping other varmints at bay.

Have not seen him since last night.
Disappearance feels right.
Mighty hunter ever bright.
Happily brings kill to my sight.

Usually he knows when I am out.
Psychic...Read More
Categories: shark, cat,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member UNDERCURRENT OF MELANCHOLY

sudden tears erode the beach in his eyes.
swift vortex,  of addiction
                     and shame,      ...Read More
Categories: shark, depression,
Form: Kimo
Premium Member Soul Surfer



"Soul Surfer" 



I bought some sea shell beads 
today, 
stood by the ocean 
while the half sharp winter wind 
washed 
through 
me 
and 
whispered stinging sticatto 
cold licks next to my ear, so sincerely - 
that spot, you know that...Read More
Categories: shark, freedom, romance, trust,
Form: Romanticism
McCarthy's Saloon
This is the place the ’punchers come
when it is time to drink their pay,
ride in from the hilly rangelands
to forget cattle for a day.

Norma in the kitchen will cook
beef and spuds for this roving horde,
her husband Mick will greet them...Read More
Categories: shark, community, drink, emotions, history, image, people, places,
Form: Cowboy
Giver of Usury
Those feeling unsecured,
who be in brokered deal need,
listen to this vary interesting message carefully

I got what you don’t have,
but what you want financed desperately
You most certainly can get it from me,
this promissory promise 
gets my profit lending approval
My actuary guarantee...Read More
Categories: shark, money, philosophy, truth, wisdom,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Halloween Law
A Wookiee, the Wolfman and Jaws
Broke all of the Halloween laws
The shark got first bite
And was not contrite
His friends crawled away on their paws




*Written October 24, 2019.
For Tania’s Halloween-Inspired Limerick Contest
88558 - Howmanysyllables.com
...Read More
Categories: shark, humor,
Form: Limerick
Baby Shark: My Revised Version
Baby shark, voh dee oh doh
Baby shark, voh dee oh doh
Baby shark, voh dee oh doh
Baby shark, voh dee oh doh

Momma shark, voh dee oh doh
Momma shark, voh dee oh doh
Momma shark, voh dee oh doh
Momma shark, voh dee oh...Read More
Categories: shark, animal, children, family, fish, parody, silly, song,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member TWINKLE FAIRY
A sparkler with long little lashes,
this soaring star
...this twinkle twinkle little star.*

She ladles gravy
at the mini soup kitchen,
her teeny tiny wings clapping.

This fairy, a card shark,
deals out ham, turkey and tofu,
and sloshes cranberry out of a tin can.

At twilight she...Read More
Categories: shark, fairy, thanksgiving,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Icarus Falling
O Icarus, young Icarus flying so high,
As an eagle, in the sunny blue sky, rising.
Waxing strongly in his vigorous youth, so bold;
Fearless, he failed to hear his fine father’s sure truth.
Alas too late he learned his fate, clearly seen
As he...Read More
Categories: shark, death, fate, father son, loss, youth,
Form: Blank verse
GRANDE AMORE

           I have for a woman
           further love that thirst
          ...Read More
Categories: shark, allusion, love, metaphor, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Indian's lament
vikings seldom washed
buried shark + surstromming breath
indians not pleased
...Read More
Categories: shark, food, fun,
Form: Senryu