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  Poorly Disguised Arms
by Elisabeth Barstowe
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.

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This is how I interpret the term 'reciprocal determinism' in the form of a poem.

What tricks have been taught
and brought from yonder horizons?
Those everchanging winds
and harsh thunderous voices.

To wild for the maker to tame
to void of empathy and shame.
But is this so?

Perhaps the story is different
from what it seems,
perhaps it's been reared by
shrieks and screams,
and dead objects crashing
onto cold surfaces.

Manipulative, everchanging
shifts that lack of reason.

To many confusing,
illogical, tale telling, thousand and one nights.
Where Sheherazade sold her charms,
poorly disguised arms.

For what?

Perhaps her story was the same.
And yet the wild wind roars
and ravages,
reac havoc with the innocent minds.



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Reviewed by The Poetess 12/24/2010
Very well done
Reviewed by Dayvid Graybill 12/11/2010
Is it that much different? Hmmm?

Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 12/10/2010
manipulative indeed...and the words here manipulate
a profound essence of truths deeply prodding...

Harness Those Masque Veils
Reviewed by John Flanagan 12/9/2010
There is moral and message here, Elisabeth, but so well delivered it neither preaches nor lectures...the points are made subtly and strong.

Reviewed by E T Waldron 12/9/2010
A profound poem, showing the many ways the deceitful foist their guile and confusion on others ...

Reviewed by Andy Turner 12/9/2010
My word, of course it'll reck havoc on the innocents.
So much is manipulated, via any media at hand.

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