• By Michael R. Burch

Chit Chat: in the Poetry Chat Room

WHY SHULD I LERN TO SPELL?

HELL,

NO ONE REEDS WHAT I SAY

ANYWAY!!! :(

Sing for the cool night,

whispers of constellations.

Sing for the supple grass,

the tall grass, gently whispering.

Sing of infinities, multitudes,

of all that lies beyond us now,

whispers begetting whispers.

And i am glad to also whisper . . .

I WUS HURT IN LUV I’M DYIN’

FER TH’ TEARS I BEEN A-CRYIN’!!!

i abide beyond serenities

and realms of grace,

above love’s misdirected earth,

i lift my face.

i am beyond finding now . . .

I WAS IN, LOVE, AND HE SCREWED ME!!!

THE JERK!!! TOTALLY!!!

i loved her once, before, when i

was mortal too, and sometimes i

would listen and distinctly hear

her laughter from the juniper,

but did not go . . .

I JUST DON’T GET POETRY, SOMETIMES.

IT’S OKAY, I GUESS.

I REALLY DON’T READ THAT MUCH AT ALL,

I MUST CONFESS!!! ;-)

Travail, inherent to all flesh,

i do not know, nor how to feel,

although i sing them nighttimes still:

the bitter woes, that do not heal . . .

POETRY IS BORING!!!

SEE, IT SUCKS!!! I’M SNORING!!! ZZZZZZZ!!!

The words like breath, i find them here,

among the fragrant juniper,

and conifers amid the snow,

old loves imagined long ago . . .

WHY DON’T YOU LIKE MY PERFICKT WORDS

YOU USELESS UN-AMERIC’N TURDS?!!!

What use is love, to me, or Thou?

O Words, my awe, to fly so smooth

above the anguished hearts of men

to heights unknown, Thy bare remove . . .


Michael R. Burch is the editor of The HyperTexts, on-line at www.thehypertexts.com, where he has published hundreds of poets over the past three decades. His poetry has been translated into fourteen languages, taught in high schools and colleges around the globe, incorporated into three plays and two operas, and set to music by seventeen composers. A five-time Pushcart nominee, his poems, translations and essays have appeared in hundreds of literary journals, including The Lyric, New Lyre, Romantics Quarterly, The Chained Muse, LIGHT, Measure, Southwest Review, The Chariton Review, The Chimaera, Brief Poems, Poem Today, Asses of Parnassus, Writer’s Digest—The Year’s Best Writing and The Best of the Eclectic Muse.

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