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· a signal yet learned

· abstraction on evergreen sojourn

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  the Potential Man
by jude forese
Thursday, June 29, 2006
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Strength permeates the temperate zone
Of your quintessence

Like a tree withstanding
The tempestuous force of a hurricane
Like a sole skyscraper
Warding off an earthquake
Like a sailboat
Navigating turbulent seas

You move to the momentum
Of your own mysterious motion

Growing into in the scheme of things
With little effort
And with the endurance of a million kings

Surviving nature’s forces
And the whims of mankind

I admire your determination and resilience
To inspire all those around you
With the consistency of a dreamer
And the resolve of a engineer

You offer hope to the poor
And purpose to the the rich

You are a man in the future
Grounding his goals now
Here in this world of weakness
Striving to recapture its strength

Though many will dismiss
The potential of your actions

You will never cease in becoming
What all are waiting for

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Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 7/3/2006
I kept humming the theme to "2001: A Space Odyssey" while reading... guess it felt that vast. Dawn
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 7/2/2006
You wrote this with a sense of dignity and power of knowledge. Great poem
Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia 7/1/2006
Glory! It is Jesus, The God-Man, who fully discloses His Divine Nature, by manifesting Himself in the Flesh!

JUDE, you are so TOGETHER, my Brother.

'Potential Man' supersedes all your previous work, which is altogether, amazing in itself!

Your gift of insight and discenment........mind-boggling!

love & prayers, Rhonda

PS> This is a Treasure-Box Keeper, Jude. I will share this many times, on may occasions...I am certain.

Thank you!
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 7/1/2006
Turner got goosebumps probably cos it is proclamatory and the spirit of it suggests perhaps a very Messianic hope, greater than the combined forces of the natural world and the powers - mental and operational - of mankind. Must be a very humble person for "his" presence to be "in the world, but the world receives him not", in the sense that his might is currently veiled though with us in tangible ways... Like a Mother Teresa! :)) A person of all people, soldering the fractured bloodied remains and breathing a Phoenix-newlife into the embers to formulate future fruitfulness. New worlds are, indeed, purposed and prophesied into being through the endeavours of the visionaries, draughtsmen and implementers combined. Makes me feel content and replete after reading this... like a celebratory feast! The feel-good is here. Only the one who stands apart can perhaps have the correct perspective as to how to rightfully enter in and breathe fresh life and strength back into the world from the inside out. Reflects back in my mind to Designing Thoughts somehow... Nice one, Narcissus... and I'm just off to fetch me tool kit!! :)) sKrewloose Kate xx
Reviewed by L. Figgins 7/1/2006
"...surviving the whims of mankind". Many of us are struggling now and hold the seeds of man's potential. A stunning vision of what we will become.
Reviewed by Aberjhani 7/1/2006
POTENTIAL MAN holds up a formidable mirror of conscience that illumnates the kind of spiritual integrity that many, if not all of us, should aspire to achieve. Thank you for this powerful blast of wisdom and inspiration.
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 6/30/2006
Evolution, even of self, is a long and difficult process, but time is of the essence or we will obliterate ourselves from the planet.
Take care,
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 6/30/2006
Great direction and clarity. Foresight at its best and one of your best. Inspired by Bill Gates?

Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/30/2006
This could be a self-portrait! Last line gives me second thoughts.
Outstanding work!
Reviewed by richard cederberg 6/30/2006
Hmmmm . . . I wonder who qualifies?

Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 6/30/2006
Weird I got mega goosebumps here...Simply superb....
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 6/30/2006
Wonderful and very insightful Jude!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 6/30/2006
well done
Reviewed by M.Bennett Hooper (Mikii) 6/30/2006
Absolutely outstanding Master Poet, I bow to your pen. <Mikii>
Reviewed by Crystal Silver Angel (Reader) 6/30/2006
Powerful insights from your gifted spiritual heart!

Xxx dove
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 6/30/2006
Outstanding poem! What an awesome and sublimely, inspiring man you describe! Bravo!
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 6/30/2006
Wonderful done, to "become what all are waiting for", how encouraging and uplifting.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 6/30/2006
Great stuff, Jude, you are outdoing yourself with each succeeding poem these days. When you wrote this, "You offer hope to the poor /
And purpose to the the rich" you made ny day. Whadda you know, a poet who doesn't SLAM people just because they have more. Refreshing.
Reviewed by Peter Paton 6/30/2006
Your mentor has imparted much secret and arcane knowledge and experience to you..
When this happens, we must utilize it as our own, for the good of all !
You do that magnificently....
Reviewed by George Carroll 6/30/2006
Wonderful tribute to a man who has imparted some of his strength in you.
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 6/30/2006
An excellent tribute to "The Man" who you see as a rock, Bravo dear friend, well done.

Reviewed by Kenny Baez 6/29/2006
marvellous tribute to an inspiring figure.
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 6/29/2006
Love the dreamer-engineer linkage, Robert. A wonderfully heartfelt tribute to a rare soul.

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