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by Tinka Boukes
Sunday, February 05, 2006
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Conspicuous dominance


Virtue of simplicity

Duplicate to disambiguate

Mimicry a passion;

Relationships a tedious decadence

Communication unimaginative

Shallow faults detesting life

Being loved sometimes thoroughly;

Serviceable substitute called temptation

Ridicule mediocrities

I will wait for you all my life

A final mystery is my concession;

Moralize under all conditions

Become a dreamer by deceiving

Being normal a dead religion

Sincerity in a vile called poison;

Remaining friends an overestimated ability

Simplicity illusions pleasure

Work it out filed under Legal Separation

Immense inferiority someone else’s opinion.


Copyright © 2006 – Tinka Boukes & Dennis O’Bell

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Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/6/2006
Being normal a dead religion

What a powerful poetic statement you two have made. Extremely sad, but extremely well done.

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/5/2006

There are dark currents of rage and overwhelming sadness, a numbness, perhaps? in your powerfully expressed words. I pray for you, my (((friend))).

(((((HUGS))))), Karla.
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 2/5/2006
Hello Tinks, you're very good at this, you're very this at dot dash
Reviewed by Bobbi Duffy 2/5/2006
I agree whole heartedly with Felix. Let time and writing be your healing balm, my dear.

Reviewed by m j hollingshead 2/5/2006
nicely done
Reviewed by Felix Perry 2/5/2006
A lot of big words here Tinka but even I could understand what you were trying and did accomplish to say, your heart is in limbo but someday it will be free to fly the restraints of civil law and enjoy the freedom of love.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 2/5/2006
Tinka, you've outdone yourself this time.
Reviewed by Martin Hebert 2/5/2006
~~Tinka~tough love felt in the language you have chosen~
~wonderful in its own way~

Reviewed by Kate Burnside 2/5/2006
A thoroughly different write for you, Tinka, and explained perhaps in the penultimate line - as legal jargon or journalees (sp??). I can identify with this at the moment as any sort of legal document where issues of the heart are involved leaves me brain and feeling-dead. I am going through stuff with my Mother - and with her so ill and possibly dying, it is something I could do without... sorry, that's another issue, but can totally relate to the dead-pan feel here. Beyond belief when these things strike. Bless you and may the numbness pass. LOL Kate xx
Reviewed by George Carroll 2/5/2006
The pain is discernable in this moving and dark write
Reviewed by Jane Rodway 2/5/2006
Hmmm, this has an edge to it, an anger that seems different than you regular stuff, good work.
Reviewed by Peter Paton 2/5/2006
I've gotta agree with Carmen below, its what's not said that is all important in this excellent collaboration
Love the geometric pic Tinks !
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 2/5/2006
Insightful write!
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 2/5/2006
Great Collaboration! Perfect example of seamless writing. An excellent composition where the meaning rests on what's not being said. Powerful piece.

Carmen :-)
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 2/5/2006
This might possibly be up there with one of your best efforts, Tinka, so much said, so few between the lines is the way to see this poem so fine...Ed
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 2/5/2006
Damn! You da woman! You da man! Loved this one, especially this like stood out and screamed aloud, "Serviceable substitute called temptation" Gotta love it.
Reviewed by m w 2/5/2006
A final mystery is my concession - compelling - outstanding write
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/5/2006
Powerful poetry! You work well together! The subject of this poem is a painful one, which you handled with excellence! Thanks for sharing!

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