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Swelling Poems

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The Calm In The Chaos
On the car ride to chaos
I let the soft instrumental music
trace along the corners of my mind 
easing the knot inside 
my eyes shut, as the sun’s warmth fell; 
Like an orphaned leaf subtly on a lulled lake.

The sun afresh;...Read More
Categories: swelling, beauty, growth, motivation, music, stress,
Form: Free verse

by Michael R. Burch

There was a moment
suspended in time like a swelling drop of dew about to fall,
impendent, pregnant with possibility ...

when we might have made ...
             anything...Read More
Categories: swelling, child, childhood, children, desire, dream, longing, passion,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member One

When the people of the four winds

They speak with one voice
 A rumbling
Deep and resonate
		A constant unbroken union
Rising – falling
 Neither bass nor alto
As one 
In the rhythm of one heart
		Beneath the multi-colored mantle
			Of one world;
When the...Read More
Categories: swelling, celebration, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Children of My Soul
Each day I give birth to the children of my soul.
Their words to speak forth from a heart to show.
Individually born conceptions all of them are.
With personalities that illuminate from afar.

From love to hate these unchained desires rage.
and must be...Read More
Categories: swelling, perspective, poetry, poets, self, writing,
Form: Rhyme
In falling rain
In hot sultry heat of afternoon
	electric charge in the air does grow
every touch with tingles filled
	tension swelling growing is

soft breeze whispers through
	pressing cloth again swelling curves
moisture clinging showing all
	soft warm drops begin to fall

lush full redness of cherries ripe
	pressed with...Read More
Categories: swelling, poetry,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Magic Caress
Smooched in candy apple she pouched her cinnamon lips

The fair had come into town with travellers and wagons

It was that time of the year when dreams would come true

Glittered in mellow fairy dust of innocence and imagination

Lucy was finally old...Read More
Categories: swelling, beauty,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sonnet for a Corona Virus
A dark and unseen presence in our midst
Spreads fear and caution stifling our striving
Would sole and loving God choose to enlist
Such agency to threaten our surviving?

In infinite diversity of forms
That populate the universe we know
Creations come with each new day...Read More
Categories: swelling, life,
Form: Sonnet
He sat at a desk
Where he had worked for twenty years
As he gathered the evidence collected
He fought back swelling tears

She sat in the home
Where she learned to trust and run
Love had sheltered her and her boys
This couldn't be how LOVE...Read More
Categories: swelling, fear,
Form: Rhyme
Strong Feeling
By Craig J. Burt/Jimmy Boom Semtex
I'm drunk tonight
I'm swelling deep down inside
I'm ready to take on
The next big bang
Oh yes it makes me wanna sang...

There we go some more drink
And fine Cuban cigars
Amazulu on the decks
Time to get all Caribbean
Come...Read More
Categories: swelling, drink, friend, fun, romantic,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Essential Reading
When asked
by my nephew
for an essential reading list
for PermaCultural Therapeutic Design,
my Taoist thoughts went back
to Unitarian-Universalist
Yin/Yang pre-history,
when Earth produced a theologian,
Dr. Thomas Starr King (1824-1864)
reaching out for non-violent dialogue
across all global healing cultures.

This 1800s Dr. King 
would-be global peacemaker
and reflected
and...Read More
Categories: swelling, community, destiny, earth, health, history, integrity, peace,
Form: Political Verse

God Wants To Bring Me Through

When I think of my past, I become so downcast
O’er my failures and my sins,
Then I think of the day when Christ took them away
And He gave me peace within.
I can mourn with disgrace o’er...Read More
Categories: swelling, god,
Form: Lyric
Genesis One
Genesis One

In the beginning God
First words in Genesis
Created Heaven and earth
A perfect work was this.

“Let there be light,” He said,
And darkness fled away.
So God created day and night
And that was the first day.

Then on the second day
The waters did divide
God...Read More
Categories: swelling, creation, day, earth, god, heaven, men, woman,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Flying Friends in the Firmament
In the midst of a quiet summer day, while the sun is peeping
And the gentle breeze brushing everything, dancing and passing
Our hero, an ant, seen sweating and puffing, but still climbing
Like a soldier on mission, to the top of a...Read More
Categories: swelling, butterfly, friendship,
Form: Narrative
Human Predators
A submerged world of emeralds and pearls
coral, fish and snails, swarm in multicolor.
Do they choke in a plastic wrapped shore?
But why should I bother? Why should I care? 
I need money for tomorrow
I need fun of long drives,
Climate Change?..Why should...Read More
Categories: swelling, care, earth, environment,
Form: Free verse
An unending war against an unbeatable enemy,
A fight for all that’s been lost, a chance at renewal.
Warriors that scream defiance at the clouds,
Their veins coursing with desperation like flame.

Shame, desperation alone is not strong enough a steel,
And the remaining begin...Read More
Categories: swelling, death, faith, hope, war,
Form: Free verse
Tamper Proof Exemplar
Rings, what are they ?
Those gaudy gem encrusted  things displayed  by those in places high and low.
Or on the other hand  the kind that pricks  the ear when one is half asleep.
Incessant earworm.
Authentic ring,
eternal ring, engagement...Read More
Categories: swelling, care, character, color, creation, feelings, growth, integrity,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Treading Water
Treading hard in a sea of lies
With anchor feet and foggy eyes,
Can we yet float another day
With no ship to take us away?

When seas were calm, we saw the shore.
With swelling seas, we see no more
Midst waves of tergiversation
That inundate...Read More
Categories: swelling, endurance, fate, fear, freedom, loss, society,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Harbor Wave
                      Shock wave of energy
              ...Read More
Categories: swelling, evil, ocean,
Form: Shape
The Smell of a Dead Cat
The smell of a dead cat
Swelling in the culvert
Is stinking rich!

A toxic dose
It lodges in the nose
You pay the bill!

Should the president come
Let him calm
But take him there!

If he says nothing
At lunch that is something
Forgive the cat!...Read More
Categories: swelling, allusion, extended metaphor, pollution,
Form: Imagism
Breaking Free
Sometime's life knock's you down,

You feel weak and faced to frown.

However life is life, you have to live it and deal,

Many thing's cross that tinker with how you feel.

In the end you have you,

To either stand up or continue to...Read More
Categories: swelling, art, confidence, courage, deep, emotions, inspiration, people,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Dear Friend -----
I often passed the time away
walking with you, Natalia,
down on the beach.
The sand, the sun, the surf,
perfection to you.
The breeze with its saliferous scent,
the sound of the swelling billows
as they hit the darkened rocks.
I often remember those walks.
How can...Read More
Categories: swelling, friendship,
Form: Free verse
In its grip,
each bone to chafe and grind

All joints,
regifted vestibules of pain

Motion stalls,
as swelling wraps each limb

Sleep the angry victim
—time’s revenge

(Villanova Pennsylvania: February, 2020) 
...Read More
Categories: swelling, pain,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member RENEGADE
Pain is not without its shape 
Ask any fish struggling in a rising net
Knowing it is to be no more 
Glimpsing only gaps in the trap
Seeing the end and nothing else 
Passing away through highs and lows 
Feeling the shape...Read More
Categories: swelling, deep, fate, for teens, humanity, imagery, life,
Form: Free verse
I've got Jesus's face on a wallet insert
I've got Jesus's face on a wallet insert
by Michael R. Burch

for the Religious Right

I've got Jesus's face on a wallet insert
and "Hell is for Queers" on the back of my shirt.
And I uphold the Law,
for Grace has a Flaw:
the Church...Read More
Categories: swelling, christian, heaven, i am, jesus, religion, religious,
Form: Verse
Premium Member O, bright shining star
O, bright twinkling star
   shining speck in the sky
Your place in the cosmos
   matters not to my eye

I don't know if you're arid
   your surface bone-dry
Or covered with water
   your seas swelling...Read More
Categories: swelling, beauty, light, star, universe,
Form: Rhyme