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  Blank Verses (Veronica's Vindication)
by jude forese
Thursday, February 03, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Your verse is like a magnet
Catching and repelling my appeal

Pulling me closer into your design
Yet pushing me away from your misplaced zeal

The contorts of your mind
And the vaporous visions of your heart
Are the only things you really embrace
And what you demand to adhere to

We spent an entire afternoon
Trying to recapture the moment
When our minds first crossed paths
Like concentric forces
Opposed to finding a way home

You recited verses
Just off the top of your tongue

They encapsulated the mood around us
Trying to redefine the dream we share

You said I forgive you for being you"
And for not accepting your definition of being holy

But I did not mind
Because I knew that all that really matters
Is that you feel vindicated

So I really have but little choice
But to walk away

And let you continue to recite blank verses

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Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 2/3/2005
cool walk away from blank verses Robert. G
Reviewed by Chanti Niven 2/3/2005
Dear Jude,
You've revealed your wisdom & insight here. It seems to be part of the human condition to feel the need to be vindicated. You were the greater person and I congratulate you for your maturity.
As always an excellent, thought-provoking poem.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 2/3/2005
Well I tend to go along with Tiana on this one, whoever this women is seems to be sitting on judgement of you and your personnal values and I can well understand why you walked away too.

Reviewed by Tiana ~ (Reader) 2/3/2005
If we are not accepted for the person we are, I would have walked away too and never look back ... In a heart beat! I mean, the nerve! "I forgive you for being you?" Oh no way, that would not fly with me. This one struck a nerve, Jude, now you got me all fired up! ;)
Reviewed by Jeff Mason 2/3/2005
This really must be read more than once to be appreciated. -- Jeff
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 2/3/2005
Sometimes the only thing left is to walk away, when words no longer work in a relationship. Hugs. Silence is sometimes the only answer.
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 2/3/2005
Whoa and I think that I said this about a month ago but you put it so much better.
Reviewed by L. Figgins 2/3/2005
Shades of 'The Beats'...
Reviewed by M. B. 2/3/2005
Whoa! I am in awe. This beautifully wrought poem has given me new insight on the differences between being weak willed and the controlled strength in being meek. The metaphor 'the blank verse' is stunning in its impact. On a whole this poem is a definite keeper. :)
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 2/3/2005
you writes always go/bring a full circle
this is very well crafted very well enjoyed!!!
lots of great lines here
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 2/3/2005
excellent made a great point.
Reviewed by Janet Parker 2/3/2005
The person might as well have said, "I forgive you for being a creation of God." How trite! Wonderful poem, Jude. I really like the last line.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/3/2005
I once had someone tell me they tried to redeem me, but I wouldn't accept. I thought only God could do that. Forgiveness is in the eye of the beholder.perhaps we misread the intentions. Too bad when that happens for we are all human with traits of deity, but nowhere near that station in our lives. For some it's easier to just walk away .
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 2/3/2005
Recapturing a moment is rarely possible to do. If we can't make a new moment that is worth living then there is no hope for that relationship anyway. As for someone "forgiving" you for being you, that is just wrong. A friend or partner must embrace you for being you. Walking away was the only option, there was nothing left to salvage. Excellent write as always, Robert.
Take care,
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/3/2005
We often need to walk away from certain situations in life - and also try to never look back.
Reviewed by George Carroll 2/3/2005
Better to walk away than become just a stanza in her blank verse.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 2/3/2005
This maybe causes a twinge of pain in those of us who are still trying to deal with a morbid Jonah Compex; the Mia Culpa mindset. On the other hand, it is an encouragement to be able to see before us in black and white why we definitely shouldn't suffer one, especially at the hands of peeps for whom everything is everyone else's problem. You perhaps demonstrate the true meaning of meekness here: that it is not weakness, but strength reined in and taking the gracious higher road... leaving blank verse to bounce back off the blank walls of a person's own compartmentalised and perhaps blinkered views. And spoken far more adroitly than this review... WTG, Jude!! TY Kate xx
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 2/3/2005
You said I forgive you for being you"

I hear that all the time too.

Guess some are tourmented inside, needing everyone to love them..
Reviewed by George Jackson 2/3/2005
A very thoughtful, well crafted poem that says much.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/3/2005
Great piece Poet!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 2/3/2005
i like this
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 2/3/2005
Brilliantly penned, subtle yet so sharp. If someone has to forgive us for being us they leave us no choice but to walk away. What is holy? Who has ALL the truth?
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 2/3/2005
As always Robert, excellent poetry.
I recite blank verses all the time, I'm just grateful all I know doesn't walk away.

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