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  The Conspirators
by jude forese
Sunday, February 27, 2005
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There are those conspire

Like Caesar
Daggers are thrust into our hearts
By those we confide in

Like Claudius
Our stature poisoned
By those we trust

Like Jesus
Betrayed by lips
Speaking with us as we espouse our dreams

When we least expect it
Plots are hatched
By moles
Burrowing into our lives

Digging deep into our vulnerabilities
Endeavoring to break down our strengths

To scheme and machinate evil doings
With jealous cravings
And distorted flings of power

They bring with them a buttress of malevolence
And enjoy an entourage of support

They attempt to surround us
With a pretense of concern
And with affection and adoration

So trust your own instincts
When you feel that all is not well
And something is afoul

And remember Denmark, Rome and Calvary
As they call out to us from afar

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Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg 7/19/2005
"So trust your own instincts
When you feel that all is not well
And something is afoul"

this is so true...wish i would have read this sooner!
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 4/1/2005
"Et tu Brutus?" You made me beieve.
Reviewed by M. B. 3/10/2005
Totally over the top!! Very unique and so cleverly done, all the while telling a terrible truth with such clear grace.

Jude, you rock!
Reviewed by Tiana ~ (Reader) 3/1/2005
You nailed this write to perfection, Jude ... Excellent!
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 3/1/2005
Wooo! You've run a chill up the old spine here. Warning duly noted, Jude, about so many things in this life. But the meek shall inherit the earth, dove.
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 3/1/2005
oooo... that last cuplet hit the bullseye, Robert! Your commentary is of irrefutable truths, steeped with your usual unique word-magic. Oh, to think in metaphors and avoid the cold, slippery surface of facts.

I think this is bold and beautiful! You do that so well. katy xox.
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 3/1/2005

Exceptionally clever verse and meaning ... outstanding write!!

Best regards,

Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi 3/1/2005
Excellent. Very powerful words and a clear statement. I very much like it.
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 3/1/2005
A worthy write, my friend! The lessons of history, the behavior of man, and the greedy lust for money and power, will haunt us for as long as mankind survives. I agree with you: Trust your own instincts. And I add:
Take responsibility for your own actions. Let us hope that by consciously exhibiting the best within us, that evil and mis-trust will be present much less in the future than it has been in the past.
Reviewed by Sara Coslett 3/1/2005
How true this is. And how apropos. I am sitting at my desk working on a paper on organizational power and politics. This poem would fit right in as it reads like a day at the office. ~ Sara
Reviewed by Sherry Gibson 3/1/2005
What do I think of Conspirators. Your writing is awesome, and your words are full of truth and wisdom. It was a joy to stop by and read some of your work again.

Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 2/28/2005
Wise wise words to remember and love you way you write this. Wonderful. powerful so intent yet 'simple' language easily understood.
Thank You
Love Traceyxo
Reviewed by Huda Orfali 2/28/2005
Very powerful write, Ace and unfortunately very true. :(
But we have to give trust, otherwise we won't survive with sanity
Well Done my friend
Love and peace
Reviewed by Dave Harm 2/28/2005
Great write, with a lot of truth. But, I don't want to live in fear either, as Jesus said, "Do what you have to do..."
Reviewed by Pier Tyler 2/28/2005
I think this is an excellent write. It gets to the soul's core. If a person has a caring heart and a conscience, they will "check" themselves to make sure they treat others right. Besides ugliness and seekers who want to devour usually "fizz out." Meaning they expose them ownselves soon or later.
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 2/28/2005
Very well said Jude, especially "trust your own instincts" true to yourself, always. Excellent write!

Reviewed by Edwin Larson 2/28/2005
It sounds like my industry...Such is war with a smile...After awhile you just learn to shake it off...the negativity always comes around to bite them in the ass...
Reviewed by George Jackson 2/28/2005
Very well put, Robert.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 2/28/2005
Those that conspire against us are many...unless you are not paranoid, then there are few...LOL! Ed
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 2/28/2005
well done
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 2/28/2005
You amaze for sure.......
Reviewed by Janet Parker 2/28/2005
Disguised as an angel of light. This is magnificant, Jude.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 2/28/2005
The thing that drives me the most wild about such situations is how easy it is for such, "Conspirators," to get the attention of so many to do the dirty work for them. I use to be angry at them. Now I am angry at the people that listen to them and help them do negative things to others, all in the name of what? I trust few for this reason.

Your words are affective in their message. Great write. Perhaps this time the sheep will listen before they do something stupid?
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 2/28/2005
Excellent wise advice Robert, this was excellent.

Reviewed by Franz Kessler 2/28/2005
Your poem wonderfully evoques the realm of jealousy and betrayal. Like the shadow follows the light, miserable attitudes accompany the great.
Very interesting write, and subject. Franz
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 2/28/2005
Yes this is sage advice indeed Robert and I feel it strongly.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 2/28/2005
Yes Robert this is a poem filled with wise advice that unfortunately we don't come to fully believe until we are either burned one too many times or we have the wisdom of age. Your poem sums it up quite well.

Reviewed by Sherry Heim 2/28/2005
There are always those who would like to trick us or tear us down, create fears or insecurities in us and accent our vulnerabilities so that we will feel less powerful over our own destiny than we actually are. The trick is to tell ourself everyday that we have the power to control our own destiny and the strength to love and honor ourselves as we are. Let others do as they wish, but nobody can make us feel bad about ourself unless we let them. Perfectly penned as always, Robert.
Take care,
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 2/28/2005
Robert, Being and staying confident in who we are, is their worst nightmare. They draw strength from the weaknesses of their prey. If they can't penetrate the wall, they obviously can't hurt them.
Strong message or maybe warning.
But ofcourse it's perfectly penned as always!

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/28/2005
Deep and true message/poem like there is a mystery that haunts us!!

Thank You Robert!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 2/28/2005
Oh dear... why do I start to wobble when we get onto these topics? Must be my paranoid dysfunction kickin in as usual, and Andy has taken the words right out of my mouth - Scotland is not to be left out of the general melting pot that us glorious and incestuous Europeans are glued together by - especially us Brits. But Sir Winston, below, is also right in his assessment that the crowd, by enlarge, are easily led by the nose, and blinded by false trust, disinterest or adulation for the main part. Negative energy seems to be our poison of choice these days. Heigh ho... we stagger from the Rose to the Woes and from the Hothouse to the Frying Pan and the Fire... but then, who wants a quiet life after all?! An heroic soliloquy and wisdom piece, here, Jude. Lead on, Macduff... :)) Kate xx
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 2/27/2005
Oftentimes they fall into their own trap.
This has the impact of MacBeth.
This country's history is riddled with conspirators. Just look at the not so Royal family.

Too many go with the crowd, more often than not, the crowd is wrong..
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/27/2005
Evil is alien to a lot and kindred to many. Powerful write, Jude. A bit scary for me. I want nothing to do with evil. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Danielle Mundy 2/27/2005
excellent write, Jude...I can't ssay it any better than Linda already has..
Reviewed by L. Figgins 2/27/2005
This poem cuts to the heart of the matter. You have described with chilling accuracy what I have long known to be a most foul form of evil-yes EVIL. That is gossip, false witness, plotting or whatever label may be attached to same. It is spread by people who are, for the most part, miserable and must be pitied...
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