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by Elisabeth Barstowe
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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How I do love playing with words.

And so the clock is ticking
time flies madly by
dancing in darkness
performing in light.
And what a mad, sad,
rambunctious flight.

Take pity on me
beggars and thiefs
for I have not won
or lost.
I merely sustained
And therefore I am
of my own making

Not so much apologetics
as frenzied frenetic
time traveller
with eyes in the neck.
What a distasteful existance
it has been.
What of today?
What of today?



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Reviewed by Don Juan Amante 8/10/2010
an honest quest for self and the moment. enjoyed.
Reviewed by Douglas Bentley 8/5/2010
A poem of search. I really enjoyed reading this.

P.S. - today is what you make of it.

Go out boldly and embrace it.

There will never be another day like today.
Reviewed by Jon Willey 8/4/2010
Elisabeth, your "plight" is a twenty-first century malaise shared by many. I believe it must be an infectious communicable thing? An entertaining read my friend. May peace and love be with you. Jon Michael
Reviewed by David Maclellan 8/4/2010
And how I do love reading your play with words! I agree with Felix, the reader can take his own journey through these words.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 8/3/2010
Many are apathetic today, but most due to the uncertainty of what is yet to come, interesting piece...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Andy Turner 8/3/2010
Or is it the words playing with you?
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 8/3/2010
My kind of razz-ma-tazz wordplay. Set 'em up Joe and throw the multi-colored confetti. Take a few choice words, make 'em sorta naughty and in your face and sit back and watch 'em send in the ever-present, ever-ready to boogie, word jazz.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 8/3/2010
Well done with lots of room for the reader to draw their own response from each verse...well done.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/3/2010
Interesting way of "looking at things," Elisabeth; makes me think. Love and best wishes,


  1. sky of reason
  2. A Woman
  3. I Sprung
  4. Speachless
  5. The Domino Effect
  6. Fifty Bales of Hay....
  7. Shoes
  8. Searches of Mine
  9. imaginable possibility
  10. fusion of muse
  11. Wind
  12. Disciplined
  13. My Silence
  14. Message
  15. A Few Words About You
  16. Bars, Taverns, Saloons, etc.
  17. Understanding
  18. Bedlam in Thibodaux
  19. Veils Are Lifted
  20. Winter's Cleansing Way

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