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Suspect Poems

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Imagine if a human could shed their skin,
Inside out and from within,
We could then see anything foul,
We would bare our brain, heart and soul

Anything suspicious we would detect,
From our toes to our head,
We would be able to...Read More
Categories: suspect, kiss,
Form: Rhyme

Early Morning Friend
My wife found a grocer that opens from 6 to 7am for seniors only before serving the general public.  And I kid you not. Yesterday, on an early morning mission for my wife to purchase mustard greens, I was...Read More
Categories: suspect, animal, bird, food,
Form: Narrative
No more lost hats
It is all in the past now,
But there was a time,
When no hat in its right mind would want to be the one,
To sit upon my head,
As the chance of a place for life,
Not likely on this head, 
Because ...Read More
Categories: suspect, 1st grade, analogy, best friend, celebration, celebrity,
Form: Light Verse
I'm Sorry
For many years I have realized that our hearts are very deceptive and unreliable.  I cannot imagine how many times my heart has let me down and exposed the dark and negative aspects of it. Please permit me to...Read More
Categories: suspect, anger, christian, god, rude, sorry,
Form: Narrative
Christmas 2019, 
a celebration of goodwill,
Silent night along with the first Noel,
Thirty-first December,
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne?
Happy New year we all Cheered
Best of health for two thousand and twenty,
Never...Read More
Categories: suspect, dark,
Form: Dramatic Monologue

Premium Member The Watch List
Why are you watching me? Why am I on your list,
classified as an enemy combatant or potential terrorist?
Why are you watching me? Please tell me why I'm on that list.
Is it because I always challenge you? Is it because I...Read More
Categories: suspect, fear,
Form: Rhyme
Man, Mule, And Mouse
All across those white fields of cotton in early fall, one cotton-filled sack at a time was lifted from the hands of human cotton pickers into the hands of the man on the mule. The sacks were often heavy and...Read More
Categories: suspect, america, childhood, farm,
Form: Narrative
We shall overcome
Happy with the start of 2020, at one go, 

Hoping for new achievements too and fro.

Who had imagined the world will come to a standstill?

A tiny particle, a virus could create a pandemic.

With chaos and rumors spreading everywhere, 

Are we...Read More
Categories: suspect, poetry,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Pap Test Patty
New young female doctor introduces self
Hi. I am Natalie.
I do love a female so I relax.
I am highly suspect of a male doctor.
Who would want to go where no one ever wants to go
To see what no man in his...Read More
Categories: suspect, age,
Form: Light Verse
My Friend Louie
Perhaps you have a friend that came into your life for just a season.                          ...Read More
Categories: suspect, friendship,
Form: Rhyme

Hyundai Sonata malfunctioning brake caliper blues
tweaked to pass inspection broadcast on the double
(alternately titled snafu: ma bell heave hubble
vehicular repairs (prohibitive)
finds me bleary eyed stupefied
and countenance grizzled with prickly stubble
collapsed amidst virtual rubble).

Best sung courtesy rotten dull liver:red worst
after words which, I gotta quench mine...Read More
Categories: suspect, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, adventure,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Awaiting Quarantine
Six feet apart, our hands cannot meet.
Behind double glass walls, it seems, we greet.
Faces are veiled in surgeon masks, afraid,
within one's own stale breath stayed.
Walling off every suspect unknown,
we're isolated, and yet not alone.
In breaking news... another onset.
Another's breath an...Read More
Categories: suspect, lonely, loss, people, sad, scary,
Form: Rhyme
The Sin Question
"Let him who is without sin cast the first stone", said The Master.                           ...Read More
Categories: suspect, sin,
Form: Verse

More and more people worldwide,
Are becoming aware of what could,
Become an international crisis,
As a virus seems to be spreading,
Many have sadly died,
What are we to do or rather should
Do, our freedom will fearfully be minus,
The lifestyle we knew,...Read More
Categories: suspect, death,
Form: Free verse
Padre Has A Gun
Mary Six Pack Pistols staggers through time portals drunk
Pretending to be a priest but she is not a mister or a sister 
To the old west saloon through double doors she glides
Drunker than a nun on steroids swinging rosaries from...Read More
Categories: suspect, conflict, death, murder, sin, time, travel,
Form: Cowboy
I'm stunned by doubt that skips right by
Christ's majesty… to edify
man's shallow mind. Trust and faith lie
exposed to the world's suspect eye.

March 4, 2020

This is a "Rithimus Divisa", taken from my poem "Words Worth Writing", written on April 22, 2019

That...Read More
Categories: suspect, 11th grade, jesus, words,
Form: Rhyme

   suspect congress yard,
   shredded documents papers,
   fly unwanted leaves ...

...Read More
Categories: suspect, abuse, allegory, allusion, irony, satire,
Form: Senryu
Take A Chance
How often do you regret,
Questioning what you suspect

To be an opportunity missed,
Wanting to do over, you wish

Another chance,
To improve your circumstance

Please let me try,
I won’t let this one go by

Without fear,
It’s perfectly clear

With fear,
Success is no where near

So why do...Read More
Categories: suspect, confidence, courage, dream, endurance,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Sucker
What are the soul suckers
 that forcibly cleave to you?
What do they mean to you?
Why do you let them steal from you?
How many more times 
will they make a meal of you?

Is it television,
or Harlequin Romance books?
Perhaps it’s gambling on...Read More
Categories: suspect, addiction, angst, courage,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member Classroom Prison
A classroom is a lonely place
For a child who feels unloved
For a child who sees the sneers
For a child who thinks they understand the whispers
Feeling each ugly one has his name on it

The classroom is a tortuous cell for a...Read More
Categories: suspect, feelings,
Form: Prose Poetry
Prickly Me In A Pickle

At my friend’s house over dinner
I emptied a pickle jar
My fickle buds relished infinitum
The tickle of sweet and sour
Didn’t suspect had a base of rum.

Soon the full moon appeared sickle
From forehead sweat dripped in trickle
It was fruitless to stickle
For beyond...Read More
Categories: suspect, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Valentine 2020, A Letter To My Love
                                       ...Read More
Categories: suspect, love, romantic love, valentines day,
Form: Couplet
Facing Tomorrow With Gratitude
A wandering pilgrim and blazing pioneer was he                                ...Read More
Categories: suspect, peace, thanks,
Form: Couplet
Martial translations
Martial epigram translations

You never wrote a poem,
yet criticize mine?
Stop abusing me or write something fine
of your own!
?Martial, loose translation by Michael R. Burch

He starts everything but finishes nothing;
thus I suspect there's no end to his stuffing.
?Martial, loose translation by Michael...Read More
Categories: suspect, child, daughter, death, funeral, girl, parents, slavery,
Form: Epigram
by Michael R. Burch

Your fingers end in talons—
the ones you trim to hide
the predator inside. 

Ten thousand creatures sacrificed; 
but really, what's the loss? 
Apply a splash of gloss. 

You picked the perfect color
to mirror nature's law: 
red, like tooth...Read More
Categories: suspect, animal, culture, earth, environment, fashion, weather, world,
Form: Free verse