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Why We Will Overcome Covid19
Siblings, we will overcome, COVID-19
And most anything by growing as human
(Jennifer Proxenos's POTD inspired my writing)
Again about this pandemic in perspective

Remember the American Indians?
Yes Hernan Cortez and Francisco Pizzaro killed many
But many more were killed by Cortez' germs
The flu, the...Read More
Categories: survived, appreciation, bible, death, england, history, spanish, world,
Form: Didactic

the sun and moon
you are the sun and the moon to me. You lighten up the sky, and electrically charge the atmosphere. You shift my tides, and alter my currents.  You bore witness to the death of my youth. You saw the...Read More
Categories: survived, cute love,
Form: Free verse
Can Say That
They talk about suicide prevention and awareness and I just stare messed how can I preach when I survived my peace, by chance, isolated and overdosed resuscitated by those close, pure chance, I took enough to die, a lot not...Read More
Categories: survived, suicide,
Form: Rhyme
Energy Exchange
Energy Exchange
Oh how sorry I am
To concentrate on the wingman
Who crashed on the hillside
The crash that killed Frederick
For three and a half decades I waited

To see where you fell

And died on a cold wet English moor
Your real wingman survived, just
He...Read More
Categories: survived, flying, memorial, sympathy, thank you, thanks,
Form: Verse
Categories: survived, care, caregiving, change, community, courage, giving, world,
Form: Free verse

We've been exposed to too much discrimination
Simply because we are Black
Our African heritage appears to be
Like a target on our backs
Some cops believe that over us
They had the power of death and life
But we as a people we put our...Read More
Categories: survived, black african american, endurance, faith,
Form: Dramatic Verse
execrable human being
You’re a execrable human being 
and people should see it 
no honour to reveal 
just a sicko no skill 
you target like a retard 
think you’re big think you’re hard 
a minion that the devil carved 
with no intelligence 
more...Read More
Categories: survived, power,
Form: Rhyme
Our Moment
Our Moment

While things seem crazy right now,
with people talking fear.
“I’ve never seen the likes of this before.”

Remember, that no one alive has seen this.
It’s a brand new thing to us all.
It’s a moment we all share.
A dream, the whole world...Read More
Categories: survived, encouraging, joy,
Form: Free verse
2020 Buried Alive
Who ever knew we'd turn to keep a  watchful eye onto our bibles ?

Africa it enters : from eyes to ears ,from eyes and ears to the live witnessing of the direct victims of this pandemic,the others ,we perhaps...Read More
Categories: survived, africa,
Form: Free verse
Children of the Coin
I just can’t tolerate any more violence in my mind. The world is brimming over with apathy, self-loathing and the lack of respect for each other….Shame on you all. Everybody seems to live in the shadow of the ubiquitous coin....Read More
Categories: survived, addiction, humanity, money,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Who We Are
Although we have taken a hit.
Our spirit remains strong.
We may falter a bit.
But we keep moving along.

Our past is full of issues we have had to face.
And we have survived each and everyone.
We find ourselves in a similar time and...Read More
Categories: survived, appreciation, confidence, conflict, storm, strength,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member We Have a Cure for the CV19
We have a cure! The youngest, cutest, most female of female scientists yelled.
The other ones rolled their eyes and made fun of her.
She was a woman after all and short.
Short people cannot be taken seriously.

I do! I do! She screamed...Read More
Categories: survived, woman, women,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member In This Time Of Looming Dark, Look To The True Light
In This Time Of Looming Dark, Look To The True Light

World is dark and racing fast into hell
grab a coin, toss it in a wishing well
have some faith that our Father sees and hears
sad voices crying out in deeper fear
and...Read More
Categories: survived, art, creation, faith, spiritual, strength, truth, uplifting,
Form: Rhyme
We Will Survive The Virus

When the inks of writers untiringly bleed
And readers with them follow the instructions 
We will survive the virus 

When the prevention is unmet by rejection 
And all mankind in Union stand 
We will Survive the virus 

When fear is overcome...Read More
Categories: survived, hope, humanity, perspective, planet,
Form: Free verse
To Those Left Behind
(My poem is done in Mixed Rhyme which is a form created right here on PoetrySoup by our fellow poet, Ernesto Santiago.)

Things will get worse!
Year after year, of course.
Spend some time planning survival,
don't be blind, don't live in denial.
This message...Read More
Categories: survived, environment, natural disasters,
Form: Free verse

“He’s drunk”. They passed by on the other side.
But I was ill and might not have survived.
She stayed until the ambulance arrived.
My Good Samaritan; I could have died.

16th March 2020
Kind Ink contest
Sponsor - Charles Messina
...Read More
Categories: survived, drink, sick,
Form: Verse
Premium Member HI I AM 92
HI, I AM 92,I have
Lived through a lot from depressions to recessions.
From flu varieties and ebola, Sar’s Polio, H.I.V. And more.
Praises to the lord.
Daily he reassured.
Yes, alot I have endured.
Outdoor toilets, indoor plumbing,
A well from which to drink my water.

Hi,...Read More
Categories: survived, anger, black african american, feelings, forgiveness, god,
Form: Ballad
Upon watching this series 
How could I not write?
This little boy’s future 
Could have been so bright 
If not exposed on Netflix
We would be none the wiser
Knowing this boy was a fighter
A beautiful little boy Gabriel was born
Not wanted by...Read More
Categories: survived, abuse,
Form: Rhyme
Paul Celan Holocaust Poem: O, Little Root of a Dream
O, Little Root of a Dream
by Paul Celan
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

O, little root of a dream
you enmire me here;
I’m undermined by blood?
made invisible,
death's possession.

Touch the curve of my face,
that there may yet be an earthly language of ardor,
that...Read More
Categories: survived, dream, holocaust, race, racism, voice, words, world
Form: Free verse
Paul Celan Holocaust Poem: You Were My Death
You Were My Death
by Paul Celan
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

You were my death;
I could hold you
when everything abandoned me— 
even breath.

Paul Celan (1920-1970) was a Romanian Jew who wrote poems in German. He survived the Holocaust, despite the loss...Read More
Categories: survived, absence, abuse, death, holocaust, horror, war, world
Form: Quatrain
The Cynic on Prayer and Longevity

The cause of all longevity insists
my atheist gerontologist
is the science we now call Genetics, 
with its amazing double helix
and which is transmitted by sex
which grateful humans prefer next
to any other pleasurable method
and to which they are indebted.
The evidence therefore is...Read More
Categories: survived, dark, humor,
Form: Light Verse
fell through fly through floor
I fell down hit rock bottom swallowed me whole the old me forgotten never stopping as I drop below rotten to a molten core where lava pours rather sore as I downward soar but ask myself what’s volcanic ash when...Read More
Categories: survived, mental illness,
Form: Rhyme
To Win By Losing, or The Battle of Guilford Courthouse, Part II
...Through the woodlands the riflemen did steam,
reinforcing General Greene’s second line,
the British pressed on, still on the attack,
but they had quite the devil of a time.

Marching through forest that broke up their ranks,
while Americans poured on musket balls,
the dead and...Read More
Categories: survived, america, conflict, courage, freedom, history, patriotic, war,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Beneath the bridge
It used to be
view from the bridge
I jumped and
sank deep
in the murky waters
somehow I survived
now it is
beneath the bridge
I find shelter
cigarettes are not
a given
but come and go
sex happens here
condoms litter the
needles needlessly
decorate the wooden palings
reality is vague
clearly we need to
regroup...Read More
Categories: survived, addiction, analogy,
Form: Free verse
Hymn to Aphrodite
Hymn to Aphrodite
by Sappho
loose translation/interpretation by Michael R. Burch

Immortal Aphrodite, throned in splendor!
Wile-weaving daughter of Zeus, enchantress, and beguiler!
I implore you, dread mistress, discipline me no longer
with love's anguish!

But come to me once again in kindness,
heeding my prayers as you...Read More
Categories: survived, crush, desire, girlfriend, god, grief, heaven, women,
Form: Sapphic stanza