After King Kong
by Dawn Richerson
Thursday, April 20, 2006
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Of course I should have predicted
that through skittish eyes you would see me
a monstrosity, freak of nature
out for your destruction,
necessary to ensure
my own satisfaction.
It makes for a good story, your
version of the truth. Distortion fails to dim
the gentle unfolding of hope
loveís long life-wish,
fierce flame your fear
could not extinguish.
You paint me in strokes of red,
speak of my heart blackened by confusion
resounding in my mind; yet,
a thousand voices
echo in your dreams
of unmade choices.
In the forest clearing I stand abandoned
and no one sees tears of clarity, nor cares,
nor dares to come close enough
to see the stricken smile
made more crooked by
your accusations vile.
Shall I relinquish what love remains
and beat my chest or bare my teeth? Shall I
rage at the lonely moon?
So long as I am beast,
I shall reach for beauty.
On this small love Iíll feast.
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|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Superb poetry, Dawn. Thank you for sharing this offering. Love and peace to you,
|Reviewed by m j hollingshead
|Reviewed by Kate Clifford
|Powerful insightful write!|
|Reviewed by George Jackson
|Very clever. I enjoyed this.|
|Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader)
|Another gem from one of the Queens Of Vision.
Love the images in this one.
|Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
|Him is dim, howl at that moon from the top of the empire, he, you can drop from the top.. WTG|
|Reviewed by jude forese
|outstanding poetry, Dawn ... i'm really impressed by your passion and clarity ...|
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Stellar poetry, very well written and expressed; well done!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Your poetic passion is awesome Dawn!This is stunning poetry!
|Reviewed by Sue Hess
|dawn this is excellent, the title drew me in and the poem was exquisite...|