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The Surrealist Ends an Affair
by Patricia Gomes
Tuesday, January 20, 2004

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The Surrealist Ends an Affair
(for hks, who "gets" it every time )

Declan D. Blunderbus
dresses quite badly and stinks
of drugstore cologne.
His appeal
in his complete lack
of appeal
and my own masochistic tendency to suffer
"It's all in your head,"
says my mother.
"It's all in your head,"
says the priest.
They are right it goes without saying, but I say it
to reinforce the positive affirmation.
They are right, and I am
of conversations
with grey squirrels and cross
the Last Supper
for the barren wall
above Tante Cecile's sideboard.
Exorcise Declan,
drab olive Declan
of the staid and lack
lustre ties;
lime clings to the skeins of burnt umber
I'm using for Jesus'
The squirrel lobs a rotted chestnut at my head,
no doubt to shut me up, but the mote in my eye
deflects it quite nicely.
It shows me (without using its tail)
the Us in Blunder
and the path I must walk to Salvation.

Patricia Gomes 2004




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Reviewed by Eddie Thompson 2/20/2004
Excellent stuff...i wish i could be a fly on the wall of your brain sometimes...LOL
Reviewed by Jim Dunlap 2/1/2004
This certainly is unique and impressive.
Reviewed by Sandra Corona 1/31/2004
So individualist!
Reviewed by Christine Morell 1/22/2004
Oh to write as well as you. As always I savoured every word.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/21/2004
An original and captivating creative expression. Thank you. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 1/21/2004
Your poetry is always so very unique and fascinating! This is perfection, should win the contest!
Reviewed by No Longer Member (Reader) 1/20/2004
I agree with the review of Maria McCarthy
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 1/20/2004
This was outstanding, very unique and excellent!

Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci 1/20/2004
Stealing one of your phrases "Holy Crap" and adding my own also
Damn! This was a feast Pat,
no shitting you, I could sit here
and read it over and over again
and still not have enough, and
I learned a few new things also!
Your mind continually amazes me!
All I can do is nod my head in
total agreement with Joseph!

Love You,

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 1/20/2004
His appeal
in his complete lack
of appeal
and my own masochistic tendency to suffer

I found this poem - utterly fascinating.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 1/20/2004
Vividly illustrated in a surreal way.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/20/2004
Very well written!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 1/20/2004
Another good day for me when I see something by you. Begging for more.
Reviewed by A PAX 1/20/2004
The squirrel lobs a rotted chestnut at my head,
no doubt to shut me up, but the mote in my eye
deflects it quite nicely.

You are so unique!!! bravo!
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader) 1/20/2004
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 1/20/2004
Hi Pat.....ummmmm Yeah! all of the below....I guess you realize I had to read this like three is as complicated and intricate as the way you have woven these lines...I loved it all...even smelled a bit of the aqua velva on the are one heck of a writer girl....floria
Reviewed by ***** ********* (Reader) 1/20/2004
Patricia, dear, I adore this poem from the first word to the last syllable, entranced by the title, and totally AMAZED at the stylistic dialectics, paradoxes, and transitions -- you are one of the BEST, you know that, right? It's all about you, partner, all about you!
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 1/20/2004
A complicated work, to say the least.
Juxtapositions, transitions, comparisons.
Deep, taking some re-reading to decipther...
and don't know as I've done it 100% as yet.
This is the stuff classics are made of.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/20/2004
To write like you would be a dream come true! This is magnificent work!You weave words and thoughts like a Houdini...
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 1/20/2004
As distorted as life really is..there is something within us that never quits searching for the place we feel safe.
Another great write Pat..Lisa
Reviewed by anne cunningham 1/20/2004
way cool ... love how you worked in the threads and the cross-stitching the last supper. this rocked. excellent graphic to put with it too!
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 1/20/2004
And salvation ye shall have at the foot of the consecrated Cross of Blunderbusness. Praise ye all. Loved it.
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