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  MAD
by Paul Williams
Saturday, January 21, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.

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An early poem that's had a re-vamp...one of the first in Tales from the Apocalyspe...who's mr gloomy tonight? lol!


 


M.A.D.


 


Dr Strangelove lived in a MAD, MAD, World


when fail-safe was the watchword,


 


when bellicose tyrants spat rhetoric


astute diplomacy was overheard.


 


Deterrent, a paradox of peace


now a silent uncanny menace.


 


An anvil for shoeing fairies,


a tinderbox, kindling dry.


 


Strike the flint, watch the scintilla


enjoy a brief happy death,


 


to be reborn again, in light,


a deterrent undercut.


 


 


P. Williams 2002


 


 




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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/18/2006
This is fine poetry, Paul; gloomy yes perhaps, but I can relate to it. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 4/17/2006

Striking composition... "MAD".

Keep posting. Let the world know Your work, Poet.


Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by ~Indigo~ Elga 2/2/2006
Dearest Paul,

Powerful, very emotive. Mr Gloomy indeed :P lol

Exceptional work as always

Much love and warm hugs sweet friend.
Elga
Reviewed by J M 1/31/2006
Paul this is excellent deep but direct so simple as the worlds views are. Ty for this MAD
Reviewed by Aberjhani 1/28/2006
A very strong portrait of the kind of officially sanctioned madness that too often passes for civil authority in the modern world. Clean, brilliant, and provocative lines.
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 1/24/2006
Great visual, masterful prose, Paul!
Peace,
Carolyn
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 1/23/2006
You ARE turning into Robbie Williams, Jekyll and Hyde... all with the silver tongue and the suave DJs... well, you know me... I'll be singing "My Way" ALL the way!! I liked very much the peculiarity of weaving the delicacy of shoeing fairies into this kettle-drum cauldron of a write, Paul and the visual conjures the mood magnificently. Very much a Midsummer Night's... Nightmare!! Electric, thank you! Kate xx
Reviewed by Richard Christopher Suarez 1/23/2006
paul,..you are a brilliant artist with aweosme takent
and this is Exceptionally well done!
peace',
Rich Criso
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 1/22/2006
Match..England V the AUSSIES..Huh we set them alight..
Funny old boy this is kinda dark in a light kinda way...
Reviewed by M.Bennett Hooper (Mikii) 1/22/2006
All I can say is BRAVO. " to be born again, in light, a deterrent undercut. Magnificient write. Mikii
Reviewed by Candy T (Reader) 1/22/2006
i'm with robin - and i rather like the idea of a brief, happy death :)
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 1/22/2006
I agree with Eileen, Paul - this is your forte! Quite a graphic, too.
Reviewed by Robin Ouzman Hislop 1/22/2006
i like the eliptisms & sharp alternating shifts & economic use of vocabulary making chosen forms stand out saludos
Reviewed by jude forese 1/21/2006
meticulously crafted images invoking an atmosphere of remarkable moments ...
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/21/2006
Captivating, and I really look forward to more, I love this stuff and you do it so well! Kudo's!

Eileen
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 1/21/2006
Great work, indeed!
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/21/2006
It's a MAD <MAD>MAD>World we live in!!

The picture complements the poem very well Chuckie!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Peter Paton 1/21/2006
An absolutely enthralling and original piece Paul
Very cleverly executed in that you feel you are reading five poems or aligned haikus rolled up into one
I love that dynamic line " Fail- Safe is the watchword !
Incredible picture blurs your vision !
You should post more my friend, and develope your cutting edge, and treat us to more of your earthy writes !
Peter
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 1/21/2006
OH Paul! This is the money line--->"An anvil for shoeing fairies"
This is just so visual, throwing sparks! Lilliputian feet and striking flint to shoe them. Dr Strangelove indeed! I have a horseshoe I painted gold. It is said that a horseshoe should always be turned down, with the spikes pointing outward so one's luck won't fall. I have mine hanging just this way over my bedroom door. Works! The faeries/fairys visit me in my dreams. I really like this! The pic works its MAD to promote the poem. Excellent apocalyptic depiction.

Sage
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 1/21/2006
Very interesting,original and delightful to read.

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