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A RAW Reflection" Revised and Reposted
by Kimmy Van Kooten
Monday, February 12, 2007
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Artwork by Kimmy Van Kooten
"America Feathers"
Copyright 2007
All Rights Reserved

I looked in the mirror, A RAW reflection

As I look within me and beyond all animations,
I gathered the conflicts of your retaliations
I watched within these eyes of mind,
beyond the darkness, in a space of mine

How can wants take, and hand a child their
When their arms explode the innocent life?
Their surface reveals all offspring traditions,
while their legs stand on tables of contradiction.

I looked in the mirror, A RAW reflection

My eyes can see each proud demonstration.
And their flags still wave in songs of nations.
Mock and mimic, O’ bloodless tongue!
I can hear now, how your bells have rung

The guns will blast in postulate chatter,
while nations recline in their lipid matter.
Someone, up there, must have turned out the light
For dawn now darkens our early might

I looked in the mirror, A RAW reflection

Now, an image reflected, when I looked straight at me; but, we can’t see behind all the worlds vanity
The straightedge will shorten in lengthy a rage,
so all pray for wisdom from our Omniscient sage.

Stay within, and surround one world of peace.
Don’t look in the mirror with such furrowed crease.
Shovels only dig greed and bury us more,

I looked in the mirror and I saw WAR

Copyright 2006
Kimmy Van Kooten

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Reviewed by Richard Orey 2/17/2007
Profound insight and observation.
A powerful closing: "I looked in the mirror and I saw WAR"

When will we change?
Will we change?

We need to join our voices with yours, Kimmy.
Love ya,

A great verse.
Reviewed by Tamara Perlin (Reader) 2/16/2007
Even better the second time around! Love the artwork!! One word keeps coming to mind, and I'm not the only one... P O W E R F U L!
LOVE, Mara
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/13/2007

What can I say? P O W E R F U L. Heartbreaking. Nothing else will do--

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. *tears* my ultimate tribute to your poem.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/13/2007
Powerful! Very well done poem and artwork, Kimmy! BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <
Reviewed by H. Lena Jones 2/13/2007
A powerful write, Kimmy. Deep! Can't add to that! Well done!

God Bless
Love and hugs
Reviewed by Denise Contreras 2/13/2007
very well written
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 2/13/2007
A powerful statement, sadly over 56.000 brothers in Nam will never heard it, or the ones in Korea, or those long gone in W.W.II, yet, the ones on the top that ignore the errors in the past are going to repeat it all over again.
But, right or wrong, when my country called...I went.
Going to war wasn't my dishonor, was my duty.
I hope that someone up there in Washington's White Tepee read your words and thing twice before sending more of our proudness down the drain on an harebrained gig.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 2/12/2007

War is the Raw truth of the matter. Very well written my friend.
Reviewed by Lynn Barry 2/12/2007
Powerful read...gave me goosebumps!
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 2/12/2007
Great write and artwork Kimmy, a very well thought out and written poem. Touching write my friend!
Joyce Bowling
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 2/12/2007
These are so powerful emotions, and so well-written!!!!!!

Sandie May Angel :o)
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 2/12/2007
Raw and powerful piece, Kimmy...beautiful artwork!
love and peace, Carole
Reviewed by J M 2/12/2007
Stay within, and surround one world of peace.
Don’t look in the mirror with such furrowed crease.
Shovels only dig greed and bury us more,

I looked in the mirror and I saw WAR " Kimmy this is very powerful and the art is awesome.

Reviewed by Lew Duffey 2/12/2007
Would make a beautiful but sad song.
God Bless,
Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath 2/12/2007
Captivating and well written thank you for your offering.
Kimmy, I also like your artwork presentations.

From the Heart of an Artist...
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/12/2007
Ditto Big Brother Richard on this one!!

Love tinka
Reviewed by richard cederberg 2/12/2007
It is always better to see ourselves, and others, and the world at large, for exactly what it is. When we start retreating into our own delusions, misunderstandings will always ensue.

A powerfully insightful write, and excellent art work. You are a gifted woman.

Light and Wisdom ...
Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader) 2/12/2007
You're very resourceful. Great poem. Victor
Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury 2/12/2007
Well said, and beautifully painted in words and brush.
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 2/12/2007
Well done Kimmy! Holly
Reviewed by George Thompson 2/12/2007
Perfect timing, Kimmy! I like your finish to this poem seeing the word RAW in reverse. This reminds me of Stephen King's novel "The Shining," where the little boy saw REDRUM on the walls until he looked in the mirror....King shocked all his readers when it read MURDER. Good work, Kimmy!!! 5 or MORE stars!!
Reviewed by Felix Perry 2/12/2007
Brillian piece Kimmy and the use of mirror and letter reflection is very creative and well done. I think this is one of your best and presseshome a good message as well.

Reviewed by Zahala San Simone 2/12/2007
Unbelievably well done, Kimmy. Truly a well-written, chilling, and deeply moving piece.

Loved it!

Reviewed by Rusty Daily 2/12/2007
Well done worthy poet, seeing what some wish not to see.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/12/2007
Someone, up there, must have turned out the light
For dawn now darkens our early might

It truly seems that way these days, Kimmy. A very powerful piece.
Reviewed by CJ Heck 2/12/2007
And a very powerful reflection this is -- spoken with wisdom, clear and concise, Kimmy. Again, very powerful, a masterful poem.
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