|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!!!!
|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)
|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.
|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!!!
|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 Rosenberg
|everything that becomes all starts within that mind space...this piece has "oomph"|
|Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath
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.
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
Intense offering Jude!!
|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 Jude...so 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