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  the End of a Rainbow
by jude forese
Saturday, June 17, 2006
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Color was your voice
And substance erupted from your soul

Now, as the wind encircles me,
Only emptiness weeps inside your heart

All I can do is watch from a distance,
Pushed about by time and circumstance

Alone to decipher fallout

There were tales of unexplored worlds
And passion filling the sky
With dreams of novel endeavor

Now, there is a desert in the folds of your mind

The oasis is dry
Only a mirage of hope
Decays the abundant silence

Only a rainbow broken in half remains

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Reviewed by Kay P Devenish
Reviewed by Randall Barfield
The length of your poems is almost perfect.
Reviewed by Marie Wadsworth
Stunning. Vivid. Imaginative. Emotional. Masterful.
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher
Stunningly beautiful!
Reviewed by Kate Burnside
With a well-rounded capacity for being able to see all potential - past, present and future - your mind can weave and meld all strands of thought (ranging between the real and tangible through to the imagined and intangible) in the most amazing ways, seeming to hold the tension between each and every one of them. I, for one, am never too sure which tense or timeframe you are speaking into because your temporal seems to stand outside of time itself sometimes. Not too sure why I am talkin like this, but it's just the feel I'm gettin here. Rainbows are an eternal sign and symbol of hope and peace that can never be revoked or withdrawn, so it is interesting that this one is broken in half and out of place in an arid desert, its perennial bridging effect broken. Sounds like your worst nightmare to me... perhaps you're in need of a Dreamcatcher! :)) Anyways, hopefully this was yesterday rather than today or tomorrow, so perhaps, by now, that severed rainbow fallen to ground will have flooded the parched plain that caused its uncharacteristic fracture. In my current frame of mind, this reminds me of Coelho's Alchemist in Northern Africa... the pages are all falling out of my book! K xx
Reviewed by Aberjhani
Enjoyed the emotional profundity and metaphysical poignancy of these lines. The imagery gives glittering substance to the dissolution of a rare and intense kind of intimacy. Gorgeous work.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
Somewhere over a broken rainbow, lies a land of broken dreams.

Reviewed by Felix Perry
Intense and well written, this leaves a lot to the interpretation of the reader.

Reviewed by George Jackson
Very effective. It seemed to resonate (to me) with things unsaid, yet still carries with it a very real sense of loss. Great write.
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater
Poised, balanced ... a disposition of the psyche ... the End of a Rainbow is the beginning of the kaleidoscope starburst of stellar blueprint design. A poem of new Creation!

Reviewed by Crystal Silver Angel (Reader)
Jude, your mind is so expressive and is a painted canvas. You have this powerful ability to bring the reader deep within the soul..

Xxx dove
Reviewed by M.Bennett Hooper (Mikii)
What can I say beyond echoing what has been said already. So I echo and trust that a broken rainbow is only a mirage. Peace, hope, and blessings. <Mikii>
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
so very sad when that happens and even harder to be the one to witness it and not be able to be of help.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Oh My this one made me feel like you took a look at my soul!!

The end of the rainbow can be a dull place to wander...I think I know it well...returning to a living HELL!!

Wish that small plane gave out tickets for free....and I would fly away instandly!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter
Your words are facets of wayward color that incompletes a rainbow severed from living.
Well done.
Reviewed by Jeanette Foresta
All we need is a mirage of Hope, and one half of a rainbow to build upon. Happy Father's Day tomorrow! luv jeanette
Reviewed by Paul Williams
A very powerful and visually stimluating write Jude. A drop of loving water is all that is needed to make those rainbows whole again.

Reviewed by Janet Parker
This eloquent poem professes an emotional ache and emptiness. Very powerful, Jude.
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson
I know this. life is complex and, whether the rainbow was real and lost for whatever reason or an illusion, we honor the experience and the great learning of the broken rainbow when we write it. that's my take on it. though I personally know how hard it is to do so, I wish for you a new rainbow and a path toward joy, wherever that may lead. Dawn
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
A time of arid thoughts, where the pot of gold at the end is elusive..
Like Calif, one needs to water the desert for life to be sustained...
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
poignant read
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*
Such a deep sadness in your verse here Ace. Sending you healing thoughts and prayers.

Love & Light,
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
My rainbow is black and white...

Some years ago
my rainbow was filled with colors
I rode in its cradle and surfed
but somewhere along the line
I fell out of the cradle
into the abyss
My rainbow now is
black and white.

~ Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o(
Reviewed by L. Figgins
Beautiful, passionate one...

Reviewed by Mr. Ed
A broken rainbow is a very sad thing; and this is a most powerful piece, Robert.
Reviewed by George Carroll
Our soul dies when our aspirations fade.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Beautifully done, Jude, the poem just screams its futility.
Reviewed by Peter Paton
We know people by their words and actions, and if the truth be told, some are just not worthy of us...
I have never been one for beating about the bush....
Stay on track and focussed on what you do !
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