Michael J. Burt
Biography of Michael J. Burt
Poet and author Michael J. Burt was born July 1,1985 in Washington, DC. He was raised in Prince George's County, Maryland, where he currently resides. Burt studies psychology at Frostburg State University in Western Maryland.
In 2005, Burt’s first volume of poetry entitled “Experience Is Impossible Without a Chance: A Collection of Poems” was published. Lovers of the written and spoken word have seen Burt perform at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA, Frostburg State University in Frostburg, MD, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, and heard his poetry on Howard University’s historic WHUR-FM 96.3 radio station.
Burt fulfilled a dream by opening for poet Nikki Giovanni and also had the privilege of being booked to open for Def Poet J. Ivy. He is a contributor to multiple thought provoking African American-experience books including “Not In My Family: AIDS in the African American Community” which features writings from Patti LaBelle, Mo’Nique, Hill Harper, Al Sharpton, and many more. In 2007, Burt’s poem “The Legacy” will be featured in ESSENCE Magazine.
“Love Changes: Poems” is Michael J. Burt’s sophomore effort that will be released officially February 5,2007 by Xpress Yourself Publishing.
Upon the completion of college, Michael J. Burt plans to continue writing and pursue a career in therapy. Along with continuing to express himself through poetry, he wants to eventually become a family therapist, with the goal of decreasing the rising number of dysfunctional families in the DC area. Burt is currently an online columnist at NewsBlaze.com!
For more info please visit him online at www.mjburtpoetry.com or www.myspace.com/poetmjb!
Michael J. Burt's Works:
'Experience Is Impossible Without a Chance: A Collection of Poems'
'Love Changes: Poems'
Michael J. Burt Poems
We Are Family
we are family, although we do not resemble although i am black and you are white although you are rich and i am poor
this kiss wasn’t just a kiss this kiss was the demise of eternal bliss this kiss wasn’t just a second of meaningless feelings this kiss was the end of priceless beginnings
every royal court has it's Kings and Queens, the chosen ones, that are the most high, the untouchables. then you have your prince,
What Makes Me...Me
is it the way i walk or stand, could it be the way i talk, the glasses on my face,
In Love With Stress
stress, stress, and more stress i think i might be in love with stress or stress is in love with me
i'm still here even though i left an hour ago even though i no longer live here even though my presence is not acknowledged
my justification for my actions is simple, i went with my heart, never second-guessing myself i did what i felt was right and followed the right path of self-determination
Bring Him Home
please bring him home to ease her pain to erase her worries and to calm her nerves
more than once a year more than a day of love more than just a morning kiss, is our love
You Are Always There
as i prepare for bed, i know in my heart, that no one will be there for me but you. no one left to comfort me,
let’s do this now...today, lets begin for tomorrow is not promised, for anyone i don't want to miss this or loose out on this opportunity.
I want to write you a song but I cannot sing you the song. I want to compose an arrangement
Since You'Ve Been Gone
Since you’ve been gone I’ve become one with the Universe since you were my World
five long years... to date...this journey is finally becoming easier as each hour, day, and month...pass me by joy is what i feel,
Leaving You Again
i have to leave you again
not for long, but right now
tears that fill my eyes
pain that takes over my chest
loneliness that runs through my brain
i have to leave you again
watching you, watch me leave
makes me so sad