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  Bloody Eyes
by jude forese
Saturday, November 11, 2006
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So you want to feel “real” again
And kick the ass of every obstacle
Hampering the dreams of your convictions

So you want to put the oomph
Back into the fists of your actions

Getting a hold on all that ever possessed you
Speaking out in the boldest terms you can muster

And flex the muscles of your universal strength
Reclaiming the championship
Once left unbridled
Growing intensely inside of you

So you decided to put on your boxing gloves
The ones you left hanging on the wall of your psyche
And reenter the ring of lights

Taking on the greatest match of all
The one inside your bloody eyes

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Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
i think it is often that we battle against the harshness of life and our own imperfections that is what makes us decent-we keep battling-well put
Reviewed by N RK
can definitely relate. I hate myself too.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Now that is a match that leaves us all shaking......but well worth it!
Reviewed by Dawn Mullan
So true about the human condition and great use of metaphor. Thank you, DL Mullan
Reviewed by Joyce Hale
This is a powerful, game write, Jude! At my age, I still want to, and occasionally do, put on the boxing gloves, and usually it is something that wells from within myself, maybe what you call my bloody eyes. Well done!!!!

Peace. Joyce
Reviewed by Anna M
another masterful piece of writing, vivid imagery and conveys powerfully, the challenge we sometimes go through when wrestling with our own demons. I think half the fight is won when you can begin to acknowledge any conflicts you may have. Thankyou
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
Packs punch. I'm thing of Paul Simon's, The Boxer.

Reviewed by Paul Williams
A power-punch of a write Jude, I have images of the Big-fight-night, the noise of the crowd and a fearsome opponent (the enemy within) ready to be taken down. Excellent.

Reviewed by Miss Pandora
This is a deep and intense piece ...visually powerful and it captures such raw emotion and the battle to fight and conquer all that we wrestle with internally. Stoke the engines! Stunning work as ever Jude. Panda :)
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
Great work
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot
Nah I think I'd throw the towel in the ring rather than end up with Bloodied eyes, Seconds out for me LOL.

Great write.
Reviewed by SaPAth AnANd
It is inside of our Bloody Eyes that sits our biggest challange of all.Sometimes we are our own worst enemy.Once the resolves inside ourselves becomes clearer then only can we fight the enemy that is outside of us.Very insightful write with a lot of oomph,Robert!!!

Bom Bhole!
Reviewed by Debashish Haar
A very thought provoking poem, Robert. Allusions and images blend perfectly in this work (again I would say "existential").

Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green
Inspiring! OK, so we go down for a few counts. Once we face down the enemy within, we got a chance. Right, Rocky?? May be thin as a hair, but a chance is a chance. . .now where the hell did I put my boxing gloves. . .
Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg
everything that becomes all starts within that mind space...this piece has "oomph"
Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath

"Bloody Eyes"
Robert this is quite an intriguing write~feels gutsy at that!
I like it!
A reclaiming I would say, thank you for sharing the wonders of your pen.

Continued enlightenment,
From the Heart of an Artist Quiet Storm

Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader)
Excellent write! Holly
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter
A pugilating psyche...powerful image Robert with fire in the eyes.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside
Ding, ding... to reach this point takes great provocation... everything has to fall into line - internal and external circumstance, timing, stages and seasons of physical and emotional maturity. We may come up to the wire a thousand times; we may feel we have thrown a few punches here and there and endured a few rounds; but there will be few times in life that we get to the culmination of THIS point - and few times when we KNOW for certain sure that we have the wherewithall to drive on through it. The "match of your life" can only be against your personal most worthy opponent... in which case it is THE one to win. When heart, soul and mind are so bolstered, we have little doubt as to the outcome. Everyone has their specific time... spotting it is perhaps the difficult thing for most of us. You have captured the sights, sounds and emotions in pure cinema here; spurring each of us on to our own needful victory. Visceral writing, Jude, that pumps life and energy around the poetic heart. Adrenalin rising; fight or flight. Only one option here. Let not the bloody eyes obscure the vision! TY K xx
Reviewed by Sara Coslett
This is so true. We are our own worst enemy. ~ Sara
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
We do beat ourselves up, often uncalled for too..
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson
could hear the count as I wiped away the blood, sweat and tears and got up to go another round. always rooting for the comeback kid who overcomes his/her obstacles, confronting the enemy within. knockout write. Dawn
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
This packs a powerful punch (pardon the jargon), Jude! Love and peace,

Reviewed by Dale Clark
Oh yeah! That's it isn't it? Excellent piece!
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater
Poetically Stallone...Eye of the Tiger with that famous Bronx accent, this poem kicks ass! A real bruiser, Jude...

manager of the lead poet,
Reviewed by Carole Mathys

Reviewed by William Bonilla
Bravo! on this write

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Absolutely brilliant!!

Intense offering Jude!!

Love tinka

Reviewed by M.Bennett Hooper (Mikii)
This piece says so much I don't know where to begin except to say I stand in awe of your work. Well done Master Poet. PLB&G. <Mikii>
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Truly powerful, and truly good, Robert.
Reviewed by George Carroll
And the victor is.....
Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader)
I agree with Nordette, we are our own worst enemies. We often do the opposite of what is right and end up blaming others. Victor
Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten
Flex...flex, if you must!
very intense fight...let me know who wins!Smiles!
This was well done insighting!
Love and Peace~
Reviewed by Nordette Adams
So you decided to put on your boxing gloves
The ones you left hanging on the wall of your psyche
And reenter the ring of lights

Taking on the greatest match of all
The one inside your bloody eyes

Great lines! We are always our greatest opponent. ~~Nordette
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