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He Is Us (Inspired by Jerry Bolton)
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Wednesday, February 23, 2005
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Thank you, Jerry Bolton, for inspiring this; in your review of "For Lisa and Jayden Underwood's Killer," you said that he is us...and this came to mind with the force of a Louisiana hurricane.

God have mercy on us all. :-(

"HE IS US" (Inspired by Jerry Bolton)
He is us
The miscreants of society
Regurgitating their madness
Onto the rest of us

He is us
The neighbor who lives next to us
The best friend that we thought we knew
Horribly, we are wrong

He is us
The child molester, the murderer
Living in convincing disguise
It couldn't have been him 

He is us
Sitting comfortably on high benches
Above shark infested waters
And baits us on his lies

He is us
Screaming from a fraudulent pulpit
While evicting God from the Church
And from our memories

He is us
Spreading poverty while he grows fat
Bloated and showing no remorse
From offices on high

He is us
Escalating us on downward paths
The crazy pilot at the helm
Of our own destruction


(C) Copy written, 23 February, 2005, by Karla Dorman.

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Reviewed by M. B. 3/22/2005
Karla, stunning!! This knocked me down!!

Beautiful, utterly beautiful writing!

~ Mari
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 3/19/2005
I apologise for not reading this before now. You had to prompt me or i wouldn't have seen it. Thank you for this wonderful poem, it say it even bettter than I did. Really. Society is in a nine-line-bind.
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 3/7/2005
Yes I read that poem and this is absolutely an equally as strong and powerful poem of truth I hope you get this one out there Karla!!
Thank You!
Love Tracey xo
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 3/2/2005
OMG Karla..this is right on..heavens it makes one think..
excellent write ..ty ..dear friend...:)..{{hugs}}

Reviewed by Karen Chalfant (Reader) 2/28/2005
Definitely food for thought. Great write, Karla!
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 2/27/2005
Karla this is outstanding and the picture
staring at it gives one chills
this is the one for sure!!!
Reviewed by Jane Rodway 2/27/2005
Sooo true, which scares some, but it is a reality. This is a unique subject, really liked this.
Reviewed by jude forese 2/26/2005
well written, thought-provoking poem ... i'm glad i'm out of this loop ...
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/25/2005
You did well to share what Jerry inspired, Karla. This is thought-provoking and unavoidable. Love and peace. Ton ami de la C-B, Canada. Regis
Reviewed by ~Indigo~ Elga 2/25/2005
Dear Karla,

Powerful write, as thoughts swim around in the minds of those who read your message, may we be ever vigilant.

warm hugs
Elga - you friend in Sunny SA
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 2/24/2005
Karla, Jerry is one of the most inspiring people I know, so it came as no surprize when I read his comments on your last post that you would elaborate on his words.
You've brought much to mind here, and hopefully none of us will ever forget it.
Great go and have some fun!

Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 2/23/2005
Yes and those that think he is safely secure someplace may never learn until it is too late.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 2/23/2005
Excellent Special K. Glad my God is a loving God.

Is a truely stunning piece..
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 2/23/2005
You are growing in your work immeasurably, Karla. So much truth here. Hey! Wait, aren't you supposed to be on a ship somewhere? :-)
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen 2/23/2005
Now this pen makes one think deeply. And that's a good thing
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 2/23/2005
You People Need To Not Only Read This_

But Heed What Is Written,i.e. You All Are Just As Guilty In Eye's Of (God) For Not Stopping It------------Trust Me You Will Get Message_

Karla -Most Excellently Done...

Your Friend,TRASK
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 2/23/2005
Very good write,
God Bless
When is society ever going to stop going insane
Reviewed by Dave Harm 2/23/2005
Very good and very true... but we also have to keep the faith and not fall into a trap, wondering if he is us...
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/23/2005
Karla you are leaving us with a knock out punch! Superb truisms!Jerry is right, and you have expanded on it.I agree.That's why my article.
Take care, have a great time...

Love, Eileen
Reviewed by Henry Lefevre 2/23/2005
May we all recognize our own faults and strive to correct them -- before the gods on high no longer point the finger at us.

Vaya con Dios.

Reviewed by Barbara Terry 2/23/2005
Karla I really did enjoy this poem, because it is so true. I have at one time or another run into some of the types of people you mention in this poem, especially the deceiving neighbor, criminal, and the priest who thinks he is above everyone else, while disbelieving what he preaches. If only the types of people you mention here, would truly seek the help of God, through His Son Jesus. May the Lord be with you, and always at your side. With much love, peace, & (((HUGS))), your very dear friend and sister in Christ our Lord, from wisconsin,

Barbara Lynn Terry
"If I have too...Then I may as well be."
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 2/23/2005
Very powerful karla
your friend Ron.....
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 2/23/2005
WOW!!!! HOW ABSOLUTELY KNOCK-OUT IS THIS, KARLA!!??? Right on the button and explosive in it's impact: one of your absolute best, I would say and HOW TRUE!! Yeah, walk a mile in someone else's shoes, and then see how you might judge yourself. I know how close I have come to battering when my own babies wouldn't stop crying... there but for the grace of God... but, on the other hand, there is accident and misadventure and there is cold-blooded intent and calculation... two different things. EXCELLENT - am keeping for sure!! Last stanza scintillating. You bring good out of evil here! TY LOL Kate xxx how many days to go??!! :)))
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/23/2005
Most powerful piece Karla!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/23/2005

You never know who is liable to perform such atrocities...a brutally honest, hardhitting, terrifyingly written poem! excellently executed; brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, karen lynn. :( >tears <

...and that pic draws you into your words in a very effective way! yikes!
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