|Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg
|perhaps it is determined communication|
|Reviewed by Nordette Adams
|My boss complimented me once and told me "You have such grace under pressure. We're all running around like chickens with our heads cut off due to the deadline, and you're always so calm every week and every week you make it." I told him, "That's because you guys are smart. I'm too stupid to know we're having a crisis."
Yes, God protects fools and babies, Jude. I may be both of those. Who are you? ;-) Lovely poem, dude.
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|Reviewed by M. B.
|Love that ending, Jude.
Perhaps you’re just a joker
Playing in a deck of cards
On any hand
No matter how large
Or how small
|Reviewed by Tiana ~ (Reader)
|Lucky! ;) Fantastic poetry, Jude ...|
|Reviewed by Janet Parker
|Is this about you? The poem has a wonderful flow with lots of mystery woven in. I can never miss one of your poems. I saved them all for when I returned from the beach.|
|Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson
|There are some people who seem to lead a charmed life, focused and strong in conviction and manner.
"Perhaps a creative spark is feeding you
Protecting your sense of alarm
Or are you just lucky?"
Creative spark? Lucky? Ah, if we only knew their formula!
|Reviewed by George Jackson
|I wonder about such things, from time to time. This is a great write.|
|Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain
Keep the faith - we all need it ... grand poet, you have painted another poetic masterpiece!!
|Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson
|yeap sounds like me, for sure
my cipher keeps rollin' not knowing if it is just luck
at the spread of the hands
enjoyed this much!!!!
|Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
|Always seek the Light; preferably with fleet-footed nimbleness, but when necessary, on your hands and knees...
Third stanza resonates so powerfully. Beautifully developed poem, Sir Ace. Love the joker metaphor; very clever. You are an amazingly gifted Poet.
|Reviewed by Phillip William Allen
|Being a joker and pawn most of my life I decided to move out of the castle and stick to being a peasant. Nice pen|
|Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
|Nope I'm just lucky..|
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|This is quite a mouthful of questions....and If I had to answer you on this one...if this was me...I would call it "luck within stupidity!!"
Thanks for this offering!!
|Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader)
|I agree with the others especially Andrea when she said she believed she knows the guy. Me thinks it is a local politician.|
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Lots of food for thought here, and I believe most Jokers are Wild.|
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|I often feel like the joker but the joker can be overused as any good card player knows all too well. Robert I believe each of us is born with a distinct set of genes that are molded and educated at first by others and then by ourselves to make us the Kings, Queens, Knaves and Jokers in the deck of life and you have captured the joker's position brilliantly.
|Reviewed by andrea coltman
|I know this guy!!!LOL...wonderful conundrum of questions and thoughts, Robert...best wishes Andrea|
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|:))))) I'll buy Sherry's "Happy Idiot" theory! Having grown up in a house of madness and alcoholism, I and my three (much) older brothers are all the same: so that's one for every suit! Being a wild card that raises a smile and a surprise is one thing; being thought of as the bummer that ruins the game for everyone else is quite another... I am very aware that humour can tread a very fine line. But there you go... can't help the way you're made and fashioned, I guess. "Surviving" creates enormous drive, too, I think: energy and adrenalin rush. I think many will be relating to your Joker today: "Send in the clowns!" A fascinating and intriguing character sketch, thank you. Kate xx|
|Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson
Dance in the dust
Trying to imprison you into their dreams
And dance they must sir, for often in their mad swirl, the joker is revealed...wonderful piece Robert
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|The joker is always wild, as are you Sir Robert...Ed|
|Reviewed by Carole Mathys
|excellent write....as always|
|Reviewed by L. Figgins
|This is why I never read you before the morning coffee...maybe this person is a survivor and that is all they know. I like the way the poem ends in a question without ending in a question, like you are waiting for an answer...clever. What a conundrum...|
|Reviewed by Kate Clifford
|Depending on the mood of the reader, this poetic gem can be read at many fasinating levels. Perhaps the deck is stacked with a surprise card? Wonderful write.|
|Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
|I don't know how to comment on this one since I do cut up a lot, but if I tell someone I'll do something, work related, etc.. I always make sure I do it.
|Reviewed by Danielle Mundy
|enjoyed this one, Jude :)|
|Reviewed by Sherry Heim
|Sometimes being oblivious to all that is going on around them, keeps them from falling into the trap. They just muddle through life without the sense to know fear or concern. Perhaps there is something to be said for being "the happy idiot."
|Reviewed by Sandie Angel
|For me - I would like to be the wild card. Heehee!
Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)