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  All the Heavens
by jude forese
Sunday, May 29, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.

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As I kick a beer can
I see the mind of man
Lying in the gutter
Superimposed on the ruins
Of his illusion

I disregard the day, a Sunday
Lost in its assumed meaning

Somehow I pray for an answer
To be cultivated from within our destined actions

Yet the horror
We have inflicted upon ourselves
Leaves me feeling
Like a broken fountain
Running blood
From the bones
Of a deleterious body

Leaving me disenchanted
Leaving me scrambling in the quandary
Of our modern motivations

Leaving me longing
For the arms of hope and brotherhood
As I wander through the streets
Of cubbyhole security

I look forward to the moment
When my soul purges
The outer stratums
Of some glorious being

When the light beyond my eyes
Absorbs me into its spectrum

Making sense of all the madness
Riddling history

For now, I rest upon a field of grass
Meditating on the time
When I can finally caress
The life force
Of all the heavens we long for

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Reviewed by Liana Margiva 2/7/2008
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 7/22/2005
excellent delivery
Reviewed by Cathrine Hottran 6/2/2005
wow, good write!
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 6/2/2005
Yes, mankind is his & her worst on enemy.
Great to read your powerful work...
Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci 6/1/2005
Love your imagery and expression in this! You've hit
the Universal mark as well as the inner conflict mark,
which in essence is ultimately one in the same!
This is potent: "Running blood
From the bones
Of a deleterious body"
As is the whole poem! You opened another
one of those chambers!
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 6/1/2005
This Is Your Best Yet!

Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 6/1/2005
So very beautiful, just stirs my soul, loved this Robert,

Reviewed by Ronald Hull 5/31/2005
Illusions of a far reaching mind. It's almost as if they were real, and beyond my meager sensilbilty.

Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 5/31/2005
For now, I rest upon a field of grass
Meditating on the time
When I can finally caress
The life force
Of all the heavens we long for

..oH YES YES YES !!!! I hear you Robert..I love this piece..saving it..ty so much..

Reviewed by Tiana ~ (Reader) 5/30/2005
As always, a pleasure to read ...
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 5/30/2005
The diametric way you view life, is unique.
How many of us do live the superficial life.
The beer can allegory say's rather a lot.
Reviewed by Eddie Thompson 5/30/2005
"arms of hope and brotherhood" ... Whatever happened to these things?
Reviewed by Aberjhani 5/30/2005
Deep and rich and heavy and brilliant and beautifully beautifully soulful.
Reviewed by Dale Clark 5/30/2005
The last stanza gives hope and a dream
that all of us share (or most). The way
our world is makes no sense and it is
madness. You've captured it well Ace!
Reviewed by Dave Harm 5/30/2005
Greed and judgement of others, can make us feel "good" about the bum, the drunk, and so many others... but someday, we need to feel their pain, live their lifes, and realize we are all brothers/sisters... their pain is our pain... excellent write
Reviewed by Roger Ochs 5/30/2005
Serendipity - as I read this Kris Kristofferson was singing, "On a Sunday mornin' sidewalk/ Lord, I'm wishin' I was stoned/ "Cause there's something in a Sunday/ That makes a body feel alone."
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 5/30/2005
..Oh goody! The 30-page review I just left somehow got lost in the post-button, so a chance to summarise: Feeling whacky still, read this first and thought of universal implications; read again and found something way more deeply personal: "heaven within the compass of a lover's arms; the shared heartbeat-thing"; whatever - the longing some of us seem born to is maybe some kind of prophetic agent that moves the world along its course; no amount of beer cans can shift this - not the right dimension! But all the power of God is closer than the shadow of your right hand and can be accessed to keep the Ark afloat... looking forward to June 2nd at this rate so my stars and brainwaves can unscramble a bit - be well! :)) Better, Kate... this should be no more than a measly 8 lines!! LOL K xx
Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/30/2005
This is quite the right write lol and tells it like it is, Especially liked the first verse.

Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 5/30/2005
kick the can, caress the heavens: I'll take the latter, but how I wish one swift kick would send humanity's bloody failures sailing into oblivion... I get it all - this poem's straining toward glory and its seedy finds in the gutter that looms so large some days it threatens to swallow that final hope. spoke volumes to me, Jude.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/29/2005
Love the ending...serene imagery!!

"For now, I rest upon a field of grass
Meditating on the time
When I can finally caress
The life force
Of all the heavens we long for"

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 5/29/2005
I read that the stars would be crossed until June 2nd I think and people would be emotionally sensitive. I haven't said much about this because I wanted to observe and see if folks seemed to be more in a funk than usual. Now I'm starting to wonder.

I like this poem, Jude, not the general mood because it's dragging downard, but the honesty and groaning for humanity in it. But then, those who do believe in heaven and blessings have hope. I've posted that piece to the following address: ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Janet Parker 5/29/2005
This is magnificant. From the quagmire all around us to the hope of perfection in the heavens. You truly do live in your poetry.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 5/29/2005
Seems i am not the only one walking around with deep thoughts lately. Sometimes a can needs a good kick and your just the fellow that can do it. Rest now......and then kick!
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 5/29/2005
What is going on around us, Robert, is just stuff. We must take hold of our lives and learn to live above all that attempts to devalue our our existance here and all that distract us from our pathway of purpose. This is a time for the strong of spirit to join together and rise above the mire, to understand that if we don't, we allow a distance to form between our self and our Creator. The more distance we allow, the lower we slip and the more unhappiness we welcome into our lives. Excellent poetry and a message that hits home with all of us. Your images are intense and captivating.
Take care,
Reviewed by L. Figgins 5/29/2005
You and I and many others, Jude, wait for that day. This write has the feeling of a ghostown. Empty, haunting and lost in an abandoned yesterday. Very, very fine...
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/29/2005
Wow!I'm sure we all can identify with this one.
A profound look at the bleak wasteland that humanity
has made of civilization. Thank God we can hope for
"The life force Of all the heavens we long for"
Exceptional message/poem!

Reviewed by Ann Marquette 5/29/2005
absolutely deep and yet so vivid.
Reviewed by Lori Moore 5/29/2005
Great lines...

"I look forward to the moment
When my soul purges
The outer stratums
Of some glorious being"

I'm on that same quest.

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