|Reviewed by Ayla Souza
|I loved this poem, I can tell you are a very serious man on the outside, but very sweet on the inside. The message you send to me.
Tattoos and drugs wont get you anywhere in life so stay strong and hold on tight.
The drugs and the teeth. Very smart. your a very intelligent man. very wise..
|Reviewed by Sandy Hoynacki
|Well done..Love this.....You've not minced words in painting the happenings as they are. If the shoe fits, wear it...Kudos|
|Reviewed by Shirley Houston
|Absolutely transparent & authentic! I love this Ronald; very well written!! Thanks...|
|Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
|Honest souls try not to ever do this. Hard hitting for sure!|
|Reviewed by Don Juan Amante
|you tell it like it is My Friend!|
|Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat
You must live in Arizona or at least have heard about our controversial bill. They say there will be no profiling....bull. You hit the nail on the head and it should be send to lame brain governor. Profiling is already going on. Thanks for this poem.
|Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
|yes we do all do this Ronald! This is a good pondering post about self & awareness of oneself. You bring up good thoughts too as to why...our intuitions have a gut response to things & the energy of others.
Just as we love people, or feel at ease with someone new & we don't know why we feel like we do, we go with it cause it "feels" right...so when there is a negative gut feeling I think it deserves recognition. It is a very primal instinct. It is to hard to ignore it's importance even if we don't know why...and this is not to support the breeding of ignorances or anything like that or any instilled upbringing people have in racist thoughts or prejudices. Those sorts of things are not gut feelings, our gut feelings don't see stuff like that...
Love & Blessings
|Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope)
|A good reminder, Don for those who profile others with all their prejudices. Brilliant work.|
|Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
|Guilty as charged on occasion. Some statistics don't lie but no statistic is 100%. Patrick|
|Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald
|It seems in these times it is even worse. I truly try not to proflie anyone, but like everyone I probably do at times too.
|Reviewed by Paul Judges
|A powerful poem, Ron|
|Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley
|I accept everyone Ron, t'is who I am. I do not ever expect to win a popularity contest. I am not here for that. It's like "Our Quilt" poem, all of us here would weave a beautiful one together. That is the beauty of being diverse :) Thank you for sharing this lovely poem with us, unfortunately many are judged.
Love and Light
|Reviewed by Jon Willey
|Ron, this is poignant and never more relevant than during this time. Thanks for reminding me and everyone else. I wish you love and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael|
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Profiling - We all do it, so why deny that we do?
Yet one more sad aspect of these sad times we now live in.
|Reviewed by Laura Fall
|Ron, truly a meaningful write well done Laura
|Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
|Needing ALL senses to overcome *Ron*
as your so well versed poem awakes!!!
|Reviewed by Diana Legun
|Starbelly Sneeches - Dr. Suess. Ron, you have fleshed out the fine details of stereotyping and the presumptive nature of humans. You have illustrated how it becomes an imploding avalanche once launched and your implication of the harm done does not go unnoticed. I think your couplets have enveloped sensitivity, awareness, defensivenss, offensiveness and mushroom thinking based on the fear syndrome. Animals have it all over us in that "if you smell good, you're good. ~~ Diana|
|Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green
|Beautifully written and dead on target.
What a writer you are, Ronald! Your 'profile' reads 'intelligent, talented, courageous, dedicated, and compassionate.
B r a v o!!
xOx Phyllis xOx
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|BINGO! Bang on the money, Ron, and so well put across. All too sad but true. My mother always used to shout at people in wheelchairs, as if she thought they were deaf. She didn't mean anything by it, it was just a kneejerk response. By enlarge, we just don't handle people's "otherness" at all well. xx|
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo
|I think we are judgmental and it is part of human nature. Prejudices, sadly, and if we're honest with ourselves, are part of our beings. As long as we keep trying to overcome, we are at least headed in the right direction. Meaningful work! ~Best, Elizabeth|
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
|"dizzy" Jude says rightly
and might i add nasty and intolerant;
we don't seem to be able to break the stranglehold
of superficial judgement;
this is a brave, honest work, Ron;
|Reviewed by jude forese
|profiling, stereotyping, prejudice are what makes this world go round ... that's why it's so dizzy ...
|Reviewed by pat medlin
|i agree we all profile and we're ALL predjudiced not necessarily strictly each other's race,religion or skin color...admitted or not. i see each of us invite 'profiling' by the choices we make in visually projecting our image to the world...
personally i find it difficult to check my immediate reaction(profileing) to people covered in tatoos and piercings which indicates to me they have no regard for their own body and avast array of other implications or when i see someone unable to walk without using one hand to hold up the crotch of their pants indicating to me that more than likely this person does not support himself unless he has some sort of one-handed work or an across the board disrepect for every person...my butt in your face whether you want to see it or not.
you better bet i profile!
|Reviewed by Richard King
|Facts are facts. Statistical tendencies rule our lives, whether it be in sports, crime fighting or something in between.
This is a nicely penned reminder. Thanks Dick
|Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci
|My sentiments as well!! Good job expressing them!|
|Reviewed by Ed J.
|Yes we all do it. So many first impression factors to choose from. It also a shame when we profile we often look for the negative rather than the good of what we see and apply it to the personality. Very thought provoking write, very in touch with reality.
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|I think u may have forgotten how prejudiced people are against handicapped people...I see it all the time on my job...e|
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton
|Damn, trigger--pulling-Ron, gotta love it. Yeah, we profile. Like you said everybody does it including the ones who scream the most about it. I liked this gutty write.|