Robert Burgan

Veteran Poet - 1,275 Points [Wayne Roberts] (Chicago)

Robert Burgan Poems

41. Divinity Survived 9/15/2016
42. Sword-Shaped Iris 9/20/2016
43. Withering Heights 2/10/2017
44. A Cold July 9/9/2016

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A Cold July

I sang so many songs in front of an audience of flaws
I broke so many skulls without laying a finger on their bones
I didn't apologize for breaking apart our family ties
I lay awake I'm out of time
Threw away my old disguise

Dearly beloved, homicide
It sure was a cold July
Dearly beloved, suicide
It sure was a cold July

There were no fireworks for me
No happiness just misery
Manufactured, it was easy
I killed off everything
I didn't apologize for tearing apart so many lives
I lay awake
Lord, please forgive! I still have a life to ...

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The Pop

The sound of the pop is when you hear your head get pulled out of your ass
Then and only then can you see life for its true beauty
Every blade of grass, every drop of dew on the leaves every microcosm dancing through an open field
Like Mikey-with shrapnel on his heels.

He watched his grandfather get pick-axed apart by cancer
It opened up a void sized hole in his chest, his insides were revealed
The same guy who used to run over squirrels for fun was sitting on the side of a bed
Trying t

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