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  Blue Sky Raining Mourning
by Nordette Adams
Saturday, April 02, 2005
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Bless the children.

I turn off desperate reports, anchors hawking
our misery measured to ratings points.
Sitting within bruised moments of silence,
my soul's wailing rocks me to a distant drum,
the furious bubbling of blood through frayed arteries.
Outrage eats my spine.
Tears tap my wrists as alien mumblings...
"A man has beaten his two-year old daughter,
pummeled her to a fleshy blob.
She would not eat what was offered.
Her mother works graveyard shift."
    Pummeled a baby to a blob...
Outside in the steet, ravens march a dirge,
uniform procession, not one out of step.
Blue sky rains down mourning.
I rock to the wailing of my soul.

Copyright April 2005 Nordette

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Reviewed by John Domino 12/9/2008
An eye-popping write that awakens the need for change in the moral fiber of our families. We need to pray for souls such as this. Amen
Reviewed by Denise Edwards 4/7/2005
An experience many of us share, my friend. You expressed it eloquently and vividly.
Reviewed by Patricia Gomes 4/6/2005
I hear the voice of Ai (one of my favorite poets) in your work, Nordette ... who could ask for more? Can't help but think the first two lines could just as easily read:

"I turn off desperate reports, anchors hawking
our misery measured by outraged poets." It works both ways, yes?

Love that your Den homepage takes me Anita Baker; my day is now complete.

Reviewed by D May (Reader) 4/5/2005
This was felt. Hard hitting. Sorrowful write.
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 4/5/2005

A deeply, soulful, exceptional poetic write!! Bravo!!


Reviewed by Kate Burnside 4/4/2005
Could feel your soul being flayed alive here, Nordette. Shock and horror is such a curious mix of a total emotional and psychological abuse and of numbing disbelief and anaesthesia. You graphically pen the effects of the former here. I can feel the intensity of your soul trembling... Bless you, Kate xx
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 4/3/2005
Right On (They're)Wailen Your Soul...

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/3/2005

Shattering write--we feel your pain and wail with you. *tears*

So much sadness--

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. *tears*
Reviewed by Constance Gotsch 4/3/2005
Some how appropriate to all the news about Pope John Paul. I am sure he would want less about himself and more about that kind of suffering.
Reviewed by L. Figgins 4/3/2005
Oh God, horror of horrors! Missed the news. Massacre of the Innocents. No words. Strong write, wish I could reach out and give you a hug...
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/3/2005
And that man should be paid back or when convicted have the same thing done to him...if they send him to Trenton State Prison, the worst in the state, he will get his just dessert...sick is the world today...Find Peace, Ed & rufuz
Reviewed by Paul Williams 4/3/2005
A deeply felt and heart wrenching write Nordette, unfortunately there are no answers as to why? This makes my soul cry too.

Reviewed by Dale Clark 4/3/2005
Yes it's a media gone mad but I guess we
should be aware of this crime. Crimes against
children get me the worst. Your last line there
says it all.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 4/3/2005
I read this a 4 am. But waited for my blood to calm down.
You are so very right.
But after hearing about Americas Amber alert.
I thought blimey, what a great idea. And wrote to my MP.
Hard hitting. But the perpetrators should be
hit hard..
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 4/3/2005
Nordette, I do so agree with Eileen, Sherry and Michelle. Even tho this is a very superb write for you, I will never, ever, understand why this kind of crime still goes on. It breaks my heart whenever I hear that a child has been abducted, beaten, chained up like a four legged animal, sexually abused, or even mwentally abused. Abuse is abuse, no matter what the damn "anchors" say. And yes, what teh anchors call professionalism, I too, call it insensitive. There is not one good reason for a grown adult, to beat a child. May the Lord Jesus bless you, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy to the world, peac on earth, & ((((((((((((MANY SISTERLY HUGGGGGGGSSSSSS)))))))))))), your little sister, Barbie

"If I have to...Then I may as well be."
Reviewed by Ian Thorpe 4/3/2005
Good to see you showing us what a great writer you are Nordette...
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight* 4/3/2005
Truly horrifying. The last four lines
are power-packed with emotion.

Love & Light,
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 4/3/2005
Insensitive is what i see as I watch the "anchors" blabbling away about the most atrociou things that happen. They would call it "professionalism," I call it insensitive.
Reviewed by Henry Stevens 4/3/2005
A poem of shocking impact. Reality is too much to bear. Henry
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/3/2005
Outstanding Nordette!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by William Bonilla 4/3/2005
a sad heartfelt write ...Nordette

William ......Peace & Love
Reviewed by Michelle Mills 4/2/2005
If I live to be 100, I'll never understand someone who can abuse a child this way. Those sorts of monsters should have been drowned at birth rather than been allowed to grow up and inflict such pain and suffering on the innocent. Nordette, I can feel every shattering emotion of this piece. Blessings to you, Michelle
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/2/2005
The more populated the world becomes, the more we will be made aware of this "in your face" reality. We cannot hide anymore. Not with all of the technological advances. We cannot pretend. A powerfully painful poetic offering, Nordette. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 4/2/2005
If I live a thousand years, I will never understand this kind of crime. A baby with only trust and no match for a grown man. How could he??!! When the Beast rises we must quiet it with understanding, introspection and patience, not feed it with violence. Excellent writing on a very sad subject.
Take care,
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/2/2005
Nordette, I'm ready to make the world go away!
Superb write of an horrific event!

My fervent prayer is that we never become inured
to this as we have with so much other societal crime!

Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 4/2/2005
Touching Nordette. Teflon. Super reflecting piece. G

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