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  A Misconception of Eve
by Paul Williams
Thursday, June 30, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.

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A bad dream



A Misconception of Eve


An unfamiliar ceiling

top cracked walls

paint peeling

like insignificant flesh

from the bones of faith.

How foolish have I been?

Clinging like a withering vine

to a dream, a wispy shadow,

tentatively grasping at hope,


when all along it was a noose

at the end of a rope


Only a fool fights on

when he knows he cannot win

and giving up is not a sin.

Once I bared my soul and more besides,

for what?

And yes…sometimes even the Devil cries


Outside the rage of heaven is upon me

exploding electricity excites gases

as rain spatters.

Super sprites, so beautiful, so bright,

dance to the thunderous timpani

in a symphony of destruction.

For I am beyond her now in light


a statue of unfulfilled possibility

and of what might-have-been,

not worthy of attention,

no longer to be seen.

Struck down, in the searing heat

of realisation

and like the roses

that once filled a heart with love

turned to

nothing more than powdered dust.


Paul Williams ©2005



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Reviewed by Pacific Ink (Reader)
I like the Hillerman-esque imagery in this excellent poem!

Pacific Ink
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green
Vivid and haunting. The strength { yes, and faith } that
shines through will not allow the
"subject" to let himself reduce to dust!! Ok, we
all do, in time. Hope my meaning is clear. Peace,
Phyllis <3
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya
Profound write...clap clap clap...superb piece my n luck....BHUWAN!!!
Reviewed by M. B.
First, the title grabbed me and I'm glad it did... This is a spectactular write... Cutting edge imagery flowing with enormous creative vision.

Reviewed by Robin Labenberg
Giving up is not a sin but feels like defeat but I suppose there comes a time when one needs too....Feels like you wrote this for me..Poignant write
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Taking the dark feelings of the heart and soul, add to that the electrified and thunderous tumult of a raging storm and you have . . . a damn well-written poem.
Reviewed by jude forese
this poem really reaches down deep into the power of realization ...
Reviewed by Richard Christopher Suarez

Paul your expertise in writing shows clearly here!
You are a you say? oh yes, A MAESTRO.
Que siempre seas un buen ejemplo paras los escritores.
Inteligencia de la qual es tuya , pasa eso del idioma Ingles.
Tienes todas las cualificaturas de un maestro profesional.
Espero te usted siendo maestro en Inglaterra seguro que aprendistes
muchisimas cosas , Y entre ellas apprendistes ser un magnifico escritor de cuentos y poemas.
Te Desea cosas bonitas tu amigo de los
Estados Unidos',.....Criso, Rich Suarez
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot
Love a duck, the elements sure are talking in this emotive write PAUL!
Her loss.
Hey you like Chaucer too? Cool.
Reviewed by William Bonilla
an outstanding piece
Excellent write
enjoyed your writing

William .......Peace & Love
Reviewed by Kate Burnside
Searing and electric, this pulses with full-on heart and soul that is striking, to say the least! Smokin, Paul! Don't know why, but I think about you every time I drive past Stonehenge these days... twice last night, then! This is the kind of sky that is not uncommon up there, no?! And the primaeval emotion to go with it... A high-voltage write, to be sure! LOL Kate xx
Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci

I agree with the board, this is stunning! I love this stanza:
"Only a fool fights on
when he knows he cannot win
and giving up is not a sin.
Once I bared my soul and more besides,
for what?
And yes…sometimes even the Devil cries"

The whole poem is exceptional in its emotion,
depth and language! I am appluading!
Reviewed by Dave Harm
Only a fool fights on
when he knows he cannot win
and giving up is not a sin.

Giving up can be so painful and defeating, but at times, it can be the only way we can survive... excellent write
Reviewed by Aberjhani
Always it seems as if your heart lifts the pen out of your hand and commits to the page the truest and most elegant, even when painful, things that you witness or imagine. The poetry thus rendered, as here in A MISCONCEPTION OF EVE, is never anything less than superb in its integrity, vision, and soulfulness.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
This creation is completely enthralling and mesmerizing in depth of meaning and emotion, Paul. Thank you. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by ~Indigo~ Elga
Dear Paul,

You amaze me, but then why should I be amazed dear friend, for I know your brilliant capabilities :-) This is absolutely superb Paul, so beautifully written and expressed. You certainly touched nerves and emotions my friend, keep your chin up and be brave, I know you have the courage. Take care and look after yourself.

Warm hugs and love
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
Oh this is just outstanding, you captured this so excellently, beautiful and excellent.

Reviewed by Sandie Angel
Wonderfully-written with excellent creativities. I like the choice of words in this one. As an audience for this poem, I hear you loudly and can feel your expression of loss. This one is empathetical indeed!!!!!

Sandie Angel a.k.a. Sandie May Angel :o(
Reviewed by Carole Mathys
Excellent write!
Reviewed by Handsum Hart
Love makes one do foolish things. That's one way I know it's love.
A splendid write.

Joy and starlight
Reviewed by Sandra Mushi
A deep, emotional, beautiful poem! Great write, Paul!

God bless,

Reviewed by Theresa Koch
My goodness this was marvelous~`*
Reviewed by Sue Hess
how sadly beautiful paul, this is wonderful
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Deep touching poem...everytime I read your poetry you open

another page to the deeper side of you!!

I am in awe with the power of you pen Chuck!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Paul, a stunning piece of work! You are so gifted with words to write with such clarity and depth at the same time, and always superb imagery. Outstanding!

Reviewed by Nordette Adams
My sweet, Paul. You have outdone yourself. "A Misconception of Eve" just rolls down the soul like the single tear that holds a universe of sorrows rolling down the cheek. Stunning work. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Chanti Niven
Dear Paul,
A deep expression of pain and longing, intensified by the dramatic imagery of the storm. You write so incredibly well Paul and you are so versatile. Congratulations also for being chosen as a finalist in the poetry competition. I'm rooting for you to win.
with love...Chanti
Reviewed by Leysa Lowery
Your words, so very heartfelt, described the pain of loss so elegantly. It touched me deeply for such beautiful verses to be used to describe anguish and hurt. Very well done.
Reviewed by Felix Perry
wonderful write my friend full of imagery and insight that gives the reader a glimpse inside the poets heart. Well done.

Reviewed by George Carroll
A poignant write. A love unfulfilled is a tragedy not yet written, but one cast aside like the wind of change can truly be devastating.
Reviewed by john zimmerman
i like this it strkes a chord w/ my own mood thismorning'

poetically i like the flow of visuals
concret images that run like laughing water thruogh the work

good write

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