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  The Glass is Half Full
by andrea coltman
Friday, March 19, 2004
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 The Glass is Half Full


Could you be the one? Whoever you are

Could you relight my fire?

Could you be the one? Whoever you are

To give me back true desire

Are you going to be my “raison d’etre”?

Give me love, honesty, etcetera?

Will you change my life forever?

And change my stupid into clever?



The Glass is Half Empty 


The glowing embers of my heart

Have gone out forever

My heart has been broken into too many pieces

To be repaired? No. Never

My life has been a storybook, fate

Even worse; a pantomime

I want to scatter those ashes

Like a sacrificial chant. In time

I want to rid myself of dark thoughts

And the burning inner pain

And watch them get blown away

By the swirling wind

And swept away by torrential rain


© Andrea Coltman





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Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 3/22/2004
Andrea -

Or is it 'half-fur'? exceptional write and a pleasure to read!

Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 3/21/2004
Beautiful and deeply moving, outstandingly written,

Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/20/2004
Beautifully written with an air of mystery, some great lines Andrea!
Reviewed by Mark Mahoney 3/20/2004
A nicely thought out poem Andrea, food for thought indeed, take care...Mark x
Reviewed by William J. Cryer (Reader) 3/19/2004
A thought-provoking read. Very nicely woven together. I really enjoyed this one.
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 3/19/2004
Andrea, you point out so effortlessly which attitude - or outlook - one ought to adopt. Now if only the adopting were so effortless...guilty of foolishness, aren't we so often?

Great topic and cute kitten!

Reviewed by Daniel McTaggart 3/19/2004
So what do we call this drink? Coca-Kitty? Dr. Purr? Feline-up? Mountain Mew?
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 3/19/2004
Clever poem, using both sides of an argument is the best. The kitty is cute also. He looks like my cat 'Maxwell' also known as Max, Kitty Kat, butt munch etc. ;) These are very good poems Andrea. Wishing you all the best!

JC xoxoxo
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/19/2004
Thought provoking write Andrea!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 3/19/2004
Keep the glass that is half-full...and toss the other glass into
recycling. Just the theme...not your poetry.
Your entire piece here...both pieces...are excellent...
and I like the kitty pic, too.
Reviewed by Dale Clark 3/19/2004
So true and really thought provoking.
Great write.
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 3/19/2004
"The Glass is Half Full". An outstanding composition.

I Salute You, Sublime Poet!

Every time I read Your work I feel that You are moving on the right direction to become The Laureate Poet of UK.

My respect and admiration.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Leland Waldrip 3/19/2004
Yes, sad but beautiful and serious work. My own take on "glass half full/empty is more on the humorous side:

Ah, Pragmatism!

“Glass half full,” some say,
“Half empty!” others inveigh.
Depends what it is, I think,
Before I’d gurgle a big drink!
Reviewed by Magnus Rater (Reader) 3/19/2004
Aaah! The paradox of life! The shadow of that which is beyond my control so often empties the glass! How to come to terms with IT is the challenge! Did not the Christ reportedly say, "the cup that I must drink ....." Perhaps creativity can fill the emptiness and ... who knows ... fate may decide otherwise ... c'est la vie!
Well done Andrea - Magnus Rater
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader) 3/19/2004
Wonderful insight...great phrasing the pessimism and optimism of a situation
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 3/19/2004
This is beautiful..... and also bittersweet.
Reviewed by Lori Moore 3/19/2004
I enjoyed this.
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 3/19/2004
Sad, but beautiful
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