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BRICKED UP DREAMS
by A PAX

Friday, April 01, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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BRICKED UP DREAMS

 

Old brick squared on mortored rise

Concrete sidewalks range the sky

Solid, straight.........and cornered, flush

As a life........alone......untouched

 

Thousands pass......cane gripping blind

Past the wall.....of dreams.....confined

Doors unlocked........yet rusted shut

Footsteps echo...........phantom's strut

 

Empty floors raise empty rooms

Elevators thru the moon

Hallways traffic deadened lanes

Courtyard welcome......ghostly feined

 

Not a flicker....nor a light

To spill the ink of lonely night

For what once was......now brick encased

By fright of life......remains a trace

 

Pax

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Reviewed by Mark Mahoney 5/11/2005
A graphic write Lady A, done as only yourself can do, thats with style and skill and such grace...well done my fiend, take care...Mark xx
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 4/3/2005
super poeming Lady. like this. G
Reviewed by L. Figgins 4/3/2005
Fine write, Anita! We shut our shutters against the light, for fear of the unknown. Still, the light finds its way through the cracks as if to tease us awake. Those who are wise will rub their eyes...
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 4/3/2005
Totally walled in. Thinking of Pink Floyd's Another Brick in the Wall.

Ron
Reviewed by Aberjhani 4/2/2005
Brilliant write. Metaphorically powerful and emotionally gripping. A beautiful double commentary on the sad blight created by the abandonment of both physical and inner structures. Particularly enjoyed the blend of concrete and surrealistic imagery.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/2/2005
Quite a haunting, thought provoking write, Lady A.
Reviewed by Dale Clark 4/2/2005
Powerful! "To spill the ink of lonely night"
Awesome line amongst many.
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 4/2/2005
Look up,
there is no ceiling
and the walls
have lost their meaning
when we give our dreams
wings to fly.

Love & Light,
Joseph
Reviewed by Alexandra* OneLight*® Authors & Creations 4/2/2005
Yet dream has this power, subtle but intense, of seeping through almost invisible cracks on the wall... and ultimately, flowing out, and then giving the landscape a marvelous twist... :0)
Beautifully written, as always, Anita.
Love&Light*
Alexandra*
Reviewed by Sara Coslett 4/1/2005
That's what happens. Seems like this is true for life too. As we get older, perhaps bolder, others try to board us up too. Excellent poem Anita. Your writing is always top-notch. ~ Sara
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 4/1/2005
There is a lot of sadness and emptiness in this write, Anita. It reminds me of that lady skeleton that is sitting on the bench still in her nice dress, purse at her side with the words beneath it saying "Waiting for Mr. Right." I like the way you used the solidness and lightlessness of a brick tomb, it really made your verses slam my senses.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 4/1/2005
I find New York city, waaay to over bearing. I like our old york..

Never seen such massive buildings, and I sure don't like them.
The lady with the base ball bat, in the hudson is about max height.

Your sign reminds me of one we have outside the gents in canterbury. -NO BALL GAMES- George Michael never goes there..
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/1/2005
Much brilliance in this one Anita! Your poems always make me feel like I'm singing, no matter the content! Such a pleasure!(since I love to sing;-)

Eileen
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/1/2005
Lady A,

A claustrophobic feel to this one--vividly captured, powerfully imaged and expressed. BRAVA!

(((HUGS))), love and continued prayers, Karla. :)
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/1/2005
I like the structure of this poem, and of course, it's powerful meaning as well. Thank you, Anita. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 4/1/2005
Slammin! :-) Nordette
Reviewed by William Bonilla 4/1/2005
outstanding write
lady A
Well Penned


William ....Peace
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/1/2005
Excellent indeed!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Sue Hess 4/1/2005
excellent
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 4/1/2005
Yes it does sis. Beautiflly written and so poignant. When will we ever learn, the answer ... is blowin' in the wind. Thnx for sharing Anita. May the Lord Jesus bless you, ansd be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy tot he world, peace on earth, & (((HUGS))), your big little sister, Barbie

"If I have to...Then I may as well be."



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