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Shadows Haunt~ George J& Eileen
by E T Waldron
Friday, March 18, 2005
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George Jackson & Eileen


~~*~~


Steeped in darksome reveries


Hovering over me like  dense


Shadows from unknown places


Like flimsy patterns in the fog


Shadows of indifference that


Taunt the heart, haunt the soul



Invades the mind like gray matter


You lie in an ocean of ebony dreams


Interspersed thoughts if the sun will rise


With the dawn, or shall shadows


hog another day, they creep into every



Orifice and twine around the synapses


They seep into the veins and flood


Throughout the body until you


Are totally imbued with the dark


Madness of disdain and indifference


As it robs your mind and your sanity



Until you start to wonder if perhaps


 They ever even existed at all, here


 In these darkened spaces that dwell


 In the nowhere land between thought


 And communication, a drifter on seas


 Of silent anguish as you go about the


 Motions of everyday life, teeth gritted


 


In what you hope is a smile to mask a


 Longing with no tangible source, origins


 Unknown yet always there, an almost


 Physical manifestation that seems caught


 In your throat with a taste like old pennies


 That cannot be dislodged, until the day is



 Finally over, and that lump rises to the surface


 Of what you have become, to spill over in a


 Flood of bitter tears that are every bit as silent


 As that inner sea from which they came.



etw&GJ~2005


 

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Reviewed by Carole Mathys 3/21/2005
Magnificent write...
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 3/20/2005
WOWsers! The depths of depression swell throughout this poem. Great capture and collab. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by jude forese 3/20/2005
They seep into the veins and flood
Throughout the body until you
Are totally imbued with the dark
Madness of disdain and indifference
As it robs your mind and your sanity

excellent lines ...
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 3/19/2005
Now who be eating old pennies?
You both have done wonderful on this
Lurve ya Eileen..
x0x0x0x0x0
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/19/2005
Eileen and George J,

Two minds that work as one, a most beautiful write--GORGEOUS!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

Eileen, Karen wrote to give you my number--call me!
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 3/19/2005
"Two heads are better than one", a silly myth, indeed, because the full force and knowing impact of human emotion is clearly involved from both your heads here... this is seamless, not a marker anywhere that one wrote this, the other that. To be that "tuned in" to your subject and to deliver it with such honest passion is amazing.

Oh, how I found myself here. The word "ebony" is exactly right for the visions cast by it in this.

A line that collapsed me? Try this one:

"as you go about the

Motions of everyday life, teeth gritted"

I'm keeping this one for its poetic brilliance... I won't forget it because of that line. my, my.......katy xox.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/19/2005
beautiful duet, you two make such lovely music together! bravo! brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/19/2005
Beautiful collaboration Eileen & George!!

love Tinka
Reviewed by SilverCeltic Moon 3/19/2005
Very beautiful! Great collaboration. More! ;) Silver
Reviewed by George Carroll 3/19/2005
A beautiful collaboration in thought and expression as only two poetic masters can do.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/19/2005
Dark Shadows truly can haunt us all - if we let them.

You two do 'dark' very well together.
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 3/19/2005
love this mind-bending journey and the picture! deep, dark emotion expressed here; engaging use of metaphor. bravo!
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 3/19/2005
Poetic soul mates.
Sure does twist and turn..
Many great discriptions, that are clever metaphors.

Well done Tigger the Haunted.
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 3/18/2005
Wonderful collaboration...

Finally over, and that lump rises to the surface



Of what you have become, to spill over in a



Flood of bitter tears that are every bit as silent



As that inner sea from which they came.

Love the way you ended this twisted write....this is very deep and powerful....love n luck...BHUWAN!!



Reviewed by Sherry Heim 3/18/2005
This is such a great collaboration! The darkened shadows of your verses seep into the corners of fear that we all keep hidden in the deep recesses of our mind. This reads like a twisted dream that leaves the dreamer in a cold sweat, exhausted and confused when they awaken. Very, very nice!

Take care,

Sherry
Reviewed by William Bonilla 3/18/2005
Excellent collab
enjoyed

William .....Peace
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 3/18/2005
nicely done
Reviewed by Dave Harm 3/18/2005
Graet colab, the journey never ends, though the path may change...
Reviewed by M. B. 3/18/2005

This is like a labyrinth, taking you around dark corners of the mind, thinking this is the way out only to find a dead end or a false wall... haunting, haunting atmosphere. Beautiful writing.

Your ending is superb, but I'm not sure that the ending actually brings the reader out of that labyrinth.

I loved this:

...rises to the surface

Of what you have become, to spill over in a

Flood of bitter tears that are every bit as silent

As that inner sea from which they came.

You two do good things.

~ Mari
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/18/2005
Dark, thought-provoking; this gives me goosebumps. Perhaps I read too much into it but I feel like possession of some kind is lurking. Well done. Great collaborative effort and result. Thank you. Love and peace. Regis
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