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Poems by Michael Anderson

The following index of poems includes all of those submitted by the author and subsequently published on the main site. The date the poem was submitted (not necessary published) is also included with each entry. If the author has published poems under more than one category, their poems are grouped by category.

Love Poems

  • 5/6/1999
    What is the color of love? Does it matter? Maybe your perception is all that really counts.
  • 1/25/1999
    Every person and every love is unique, and there can never be a single poem that expresses all that can be said for each of us. But this one comes very, very close…
  • 1/15/1999
    This isn't really a love poem. Or is it? Love, after all, can mean different things to different, uh, people…
  • 1/13/1999
    A young adolescent approaches a girl he barely knows. And the words he finds, to express hidden feelings, brings sweet rewards.
  • 1/11/1999
    This is one of those rare poems that crosses boundaries. It's a love poem, about love, with some deep insights into love. But it's also a sad poem, because as too often happens, those insights came too late.
  • 12/18/1998
    Sometimes love comes and goes so fast you have to ask yourself if it was real. It certainly felt real to me.
  • 12/11/1998
    They say, "Only a fool wishes for what he can't have." --- I guess only an idiot walks away from what he can.

Love Poems - Erotic Poems

  • 4/8/1999
    Insatiable is just a word. But words, in the hands of a poet like this, can take you into a reality of their own. Don't be surprised to find scratches on your back after reading this one…

Sad Poems

  • 8/1/2000
    How can you live when the best part of you dies?

Sad Poems - Sad Love Poems

  • 1/19/1999
    Friendship isn't always easy.
  • 1/15/1999
    Can a man literally drown within the depths of his own sad memories?
  • 1/1/1999
    What can you say when you can't be sorry enough...When you lose the most important person in your life and you know it's your fault....for shame.

Sad Poems - Poems about Death

  • 4/6/1999
    This is a beautiful poem about life and death, and about the love of a son for his departed father. It's also very much about justice.

Sad Poems - Depression and Suicide Poems

  • 4/6/1999
    Depressions is unique. It can be, and too often is, the largest, most dominant thing in a person's life. And, yet, at the same time, it is nothing at all…

Sad Poems - Sad Poems on Society

  • 4/7/1999
    Of all the Wrong things in this world, of all the Sad things in this world, none are more so than Child Abuse.

Poems on Life

  • 1/25/1999
    Each of us is unique. Different. But that doesn't mean there can't still be understanding.
  • 1/15/1999
    Winning a war, especially one with yourself, can be a monumental, never-ending task. Winning a single battle in that war, however, is something all can hope to attain. And perhaps, in the end, it's all that any can hope to attain.
  • 1/13/1999
    The innocence of childhood can't last forever. And what is to take it's place? Ah, therein lies a tale…
  • 12/20/1998
    Two poets, one famous and the other perhaps of equal talent though certainly of less reknown, take a hard look at a not uncommon human condition.

Poems on Life - Family Poems

  • 2/6/1999
    This poem remembers a time long past, a time never gone, and shares with us a touch of Love.
  • 12/12/1998
    Sometimes in losing a loved one we forget that life, itself, is a miracle. And, sometimes, we are reminded in rather miraculous ways.

Poems on Life - Poems on Society

  • 4/8/1999
    Being different, in any society, has always been dangerous. And, guess what? We're all different…

Poetry Buffet

  • 4/6/1999
    This poem poignantly describes the feeling of helplessness that overcomes us as we realize that disaster is imminent, and we can do absolutely nothing to prevent it...
  • 3/25/1999
    Life is often an uphill struggle that feels like it's on a steady decline. When it seems there is no progress, can be no progress, how does it make you feel?
  • 1/13/1999
    What does a "virgin white rose" have to do with the somber beauty of the ocean?

Poetry Buffet - Stories

  • 1/4/1999
    This near-epic poem tells a dark story of magic and evil. Ah, but who works the magic and who does the evil?
  • 1/4/1999
    Poems that tell a story are as old as time. Which, not incidentally, is what this delightful little fantasy is all about.

Poetry Buffet - Poems on Nature and Beauty

  • 1/19/1999
    Can even a gifted poet describe Beauty to one who cannot see?
  • 12/20/1998
    The beauty of this mountain I almost find unspeakable. I gave it a shot anyway.

Poetry Buffet - Poetry About Poetry

  • 1/22/1999
    What would happen if six of history's greatest writers collaborated on a single poem? Only Michael could make it happen…

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