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by Cynth'ya Lewis cynthyaspeaks@gmail.com
Friday, June 09, 2006
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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like swollen pores
old love clogs over itself with rancid regrets
pollut'd by hurt and anger

and like parasitic spores
new love is sift'd by the wind,
takes it root in the strangest of fields

still, like opening medieval oaken doors
there are keys of life that refuse to fit
so our lock'd up intent keeps rusting shut
from lack of needing what we believe
lies in a shrink-wrapp'd state on the opposite side
where the artificial facts of life are cak'd
with dust-ridden cobweb'd smear'd illusions,
in zones where fairy dust itself has expiration dates. . .


© 2006 cynth’ya lewis reed
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Reviewed by alejapoet@aol.com Bennett
INDEED A POET QUEEN OTHER THAN ME HAS BEEN BORN
Reviewed by Connie Hinnen Cook
Amazing write!
Reviewed by jude forese
sooner or later the novelty of everything seems to wear off ...

your poetic skills shine this poem ...
Reviewed by Rosemarie Skaine
Your poem is so very creative. You are a gifted poetress. Intense and beautiful write. R
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen
Wow, had to read this twice to get the gyst, Cynth'ya Lewis Reed.

Love, or its such, hurts, madly, crazily, unwantonly, ubiquitiously.

Particulary poignant:

"in zones where fairy dust itself has expiration dates. . ."

Fairy dust does 'expire', doesn't it? But, not swollen pores, parasitic spores or oaken doors...

I was once told I didn't hold the key, the key held me, for what it is worth.

You have such a concise gift of writing, within circumstances and experience, I really treasure, Cynth'ya.

The image shrink-wraps me, with its triggers...

Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Mesmerizing verses that give evidence to you mastery of words, Cynth'ya. With respect and love and peace,

Regis
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Cynth'ya,

Just once I'd love to have just a fraction of your brilliance in scribing meaningful, beautiful verse. This is absolutely stunning, mesmerizing poetry. Thank you, one of your best!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
excellent write, cynth'ya; very well done! i am afraid my experation date here is soon; i have less than a week here at the den. membership expires on the fifteenth of this month. :( hopefully i will be back soon!! i will miss y'all....

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :(
Reviewed by richard cederberg
"There are keys of life that refuse to fit"

How true and how very aptly put! A statement that could well apply to people and circumstance with equal viability.

And also the surreal suggestion that fairy dust has expiration dates is quite clever and piqued my curiosity as to its inception in your creative process.

Richard
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher
A very impressive poem, lots of truth in there.
B&R
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson
Good job, Cynth'ya! I like!
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish
Many fabulous lines in this excellent poem.
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