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  An Admirer
by jude forese
Thursday, March 16, 2006
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I always admire a voice of conviction
Someone who is never afraid
To say what’s on their mind

Of hesitate to bring into view
The variables, no matter how “unkind”

Conveying the crux of what they believe
With sensitivity and direction

Saturating subjectivity with raw emotion
And progressive perceptions

I always admire an examiner
Who can see right through me
By revealing themselves



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Reviewed by Blue Sleighty 3/31/2006
Projection. Nice write.
Reviewed by Mark Rockeymoore 3/20/2006
yeah...the oracle of delphi had it right...
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 3/19/2006
Loved the ending!
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 3/18/2006
POW-ER-FULL, Ace, and in so few lines. The last two alone are
knockouts!
Thanks for visiting my pages.
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 3/17/2006
To the ones who find raw emotion despicable, these are also the ones who do not like to rake the leaves, but know they're stuck with it, so try not to make themselves quite as unhappy as usual. When one develops an ear for "Saturating subjectivity with raw emotion," then I'd say they have An Admirer. I admire you, Jude!

Sage
Reviewed by Debashish Haar 3/17/2006
This is fabulous, Jude. I especially liked the last strophe.

D
Reviewed by L. Figgins 3/17/2006
Wow, kicker last line Jude. It IS revealing and somewhat scary as meaning can be misconstrued or misunderstood but thems the breaks. Better than drowning in a sea of mediocrity, mass-compliance and duplicity. Good one!

Lin
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 3/17/2006
Splendid work again. Reread your book again this past week. I wish you many sales. You are gifted and speak so sweetly from the heart.

Best always,
Elizabeth
Reviewed by Dale Clark 3/17/2006
"Who can see right through me
By revealing themselves" That's
a hell of a line. I appreciate
the gist of this fine piece!
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 3/17/2006
"Of hesitate to bring into view
The variables, no matter how “unkind”

Conveying the crux of what they believe
With sensitivity and direction"

An admirable and courageous person indeed! And I agree with Peter and Carolyn. You've presented quite an insightful poem!
Reviewed by Peter Paton 3/17/2006
You are that person, Jude
In all your shining forthrightness and insight
Peter
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 3/17/2006
Robert, your understanding of human nature is impeccable.... The last line gives everything above it an impact and depth that only few see..... thank you for sharing such insight.....

In Spirit,
Bear
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 3/17/2006
Right in the heart of truth and courage! I like peole to say it freely and withiout an air of fear and suspicion. I dislike people when I see their tongues twisting into many directions trying to skip over truth which to them appears to be a danger spot.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/17/2006
I always admire a voice of conviction
Someone who is never afraid
To say what’s on their mind

So do I, Robert!
Reviewed by Betty Torain 3/17/2006
GREAT POEM! Who can see right through me by revealing THEMSELVES.
I shall remember what I speak is coming from MY frame of references.
Thanks, Robert. Betty Torain

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 3/17/2006
Lotta stuff here that shines the light of truth and perception. Yep.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/17/2006
They are rare and hard to find in this day and age of political correction, only a few will risk the condemnation that goes along with speaking ones mind and offering an open and honest opinion. This poem is a great encouragement to those who want to but are afraid to speak out.

Felix
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 3/16/2006
I always admire a voice of conviction
Someone who is never afraid
To say what’s on their mind

I do too, Jude, unless it's a Nazi. ;-)~~ Was that you I saw on that palomino flying past my house last night? LOL. Nordette
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 3/16/2006
Good write, good point,
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 3/16/2006
WELL SAID
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/16/2006
I have to agree, Jude; you have expressed this most eloquently. Do you mean "or" in the fourth verse? Thank you for sharing your creative and insightful gift. Love and peace,

Regis
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/16/2006
Right you are...and I quote!!

"I always admire an examiner
Who can see right through me
By revealing themselves"

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Aberjhani 3/16/2006
Inviting and subtly paradoxical lines that whisper with some intimacy the strengths of their own admirable "convictions." Enjoyed the read.
Reviewed by Suzie Palmer 3/16/2006
"Conveying the crux of what they believe
With sensitivity and direction"

Yes, yes dear Jude! I truly agree!
Love, Suzie :-D
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/16/2006
Superb poem, but I can't say I saw any "unkind" comments that would draw this conclusion...Though truth itself can be unkind...

Eileen
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 3/16/2006
excellent. just for the record, have oft been accused of being too direct & too quick to speak with conviction, so I try to be nice around here without sinking to the level of complete mutual admiration. not so sure I manage to strike that balance. really like the honest observations here, Jude. at the risk of getting written up in one of your future poems, think you meant "or" for "of" fourth line down. g'day to you, Dawn
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 3/16/2006
Delivery will determine whether words will be taken as unkind or as beneficial. There is a big difference between "direct" and "blunt" and between "arrogance" and "personal strength." There are many ways to tell the truth and being hurtful and/or excluding is rarely the right one. Understanding your audience is generally the key to how well you and your philosophies will be accepted. Talking about tight sexy bodies to a room full of pregnant woman would probably be a bad choice, unless, of course, you also like to tread water in a tank chummed for sharks. Cool write, Jude.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/16/2006
Robert,

Excellent! I agree, too. :)

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/16/2006
Quite correct you are & I agree with all...Ed

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