|Reviewed by Axilea MU
|An excellent title for a poem that is full of surprises and layers.
Great rhythm. I love the first stanza, and so many lines in this,
"there are no words
but only fade
|Reviewed by Shedding Light
|John, you really have a way with words.
It makes my day to read some of your work.
Harold M. Nash
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Love is so powerful and yes... ...it can hurt. Very nicely done, John. Thank you. Love and peace to you,
|Reviewed by William Bonilla
|Excellent write John
I truly enjoy your style of poetry
like poetry should be written
Peace be with you
|Reviewed by Deborah Munson (Reader)
|Didn't realize it but before I was done your lines turned to a play and I found myself watching as the scenes unfolded and the words disappeared. Well Done! Deborah|
|Reviewed by Cryssa C
|Wowie! I saved this poem for last, as I was playing catch up on my reviewing. I couldn't have saved a better poem for my final review of the day!
Your poem is superb! I loved the sustained metaphor throughout... so many little "plays" on words... Just perfection!
Your poem is a masterpiece...
|Reviewed by Dale Clark
|Excellent work! I enjoyed it.|
|Reviewed by Bill Grimes Jr.
|Outstanding work John. I look forward to reading more my new friend. The melancholy and bitter sting of love lost rips through the poem like lightning.....Well done!
|Reviewed by Bernice Angoh
|Another masterpiece John, this had my melancholic heart bleeding tears....you have a way of keeping one's attention as we read and reread every word just to make sure we don't leave anything out. This makes me think of a love gone sour, remember the song "Take a bow" by Madonna featuring Baby face?|
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|FABULOUS work, John. Superb extended metaphor that keeps us hanging on your every word and breathe - like the very best theatre. Such delicate and taut emotion, set out for us with such a fine control and balance. Makes me think of mime, or the poise and grace of ballet. Very Pierrot-esque, too. Such skilled pathos at the end - a very difficult thing to achieve. One of your finest - but then, it's so hard to say! :)) Bless you, Kate xx|
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|yes, a masterpiece--|
|Reviewed by Christine Alwin
|John,, This is my favorite,, I am in awe really,,, You sure did captivate your audience,,,, standing Ovation.
|Reviewed by Randall Barfield
|you do it again. it's a lost world, misplaced reason and characters that cut one off or seek, pine... good way with words. the connotations or word associations are my favorite|
|Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
|Much depth and emotion are emitted in stuble form. There will be no curtain call after the final exit....M|
|Reviewed by David Thompson
|Just as skillfully as the spider spins its web, so have you woven together the words of this poem, making them equally alluring to your audience. And each time the curtain rises for your one-man show, you deliver an award-winning performance. So, step forward and take another bow, John, while your audience bestows their thunderous applause. Oh how beautiful are the words, "...while curtains without sound become ruffled shadows of broken light."
David Lee Thompson
|Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks
|Life's longings and needs...drama brought to the stage...imaginative, and boldly expressed...life's non-scripted acts. Well written, John...sooo enjoyed!
Blessings and Love ~~ Micke
|Reviewed by Jon Willey
|Love's final curtain call. Throughout each crafted act, the bleeding never ceased. With hearts, false love should never play. A masterful write John. Sans, even one misplaced thought. Keep the pen busy while the Muse languishes in your studio. JMW|
|Reviewed by Georg Mateos
|The Bard William, would have been very proud of you, and maybe even invited you to that old Vic to loud worded this poem.
|Reviewed by Joyce Bowling
|Wow, you've touched me with this one my friend! The imagery is outstanding and the words you've chosen to beautifully weave this poetic tale are excellent! Well done!
|Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
|I don't know what to say to you, John, except that you brought me to tears with this. To say "excellent writing" would not be enough.|
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Your finale has me in tears John!What an incredible piece of poetry!High drama of the most excellent kind!...ET|
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
|the stage imagery is so appropriate for the real drama unfolding here
|Reviewed by Douglas Bentley
Sounds inevitable. . . .
so that I could fly"
It's a big sky, brother
With still the possibity to collide!
|Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader)
|Excellent John....what else can be said...your friend Holly|
|Reviewed by Staci Gansky-Wagner
|Wow such an emotional intense write. Wonderful.|
|Reviewed by George Carroll
|The ending capped this wonderful poem.|
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|I see it differently than some, I suppose . . . You gave a premier performance, i.e., stage, theater, whatever, but it was love and lost love at that which captured me . . . So I'm all wet . . . I'll go to Hades believing it . . . LOL|
|Reviewed by Myrna Badgerow
|You know, I have been reading you for some time now and as I read this today I felt as though I were seeing 'John' before me... and each word was like a hammer hit to a nail... each word made me listen.. this, my friend, is some powerful writing! Excellent work!
As always, Myrna
|Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis
|I think I've finally come to understand why so many of your poems bring me such nostalgia - they are like entering the world of an old classic movie. I felt it especially so with Pall Mall and this one. There's something "misty" with just the right shade of lighting that brings to mind Casablanca or the likes...it must sound crazy. Whatever that "x" factor is, your writing has it. Yes, indeed.|
|Reviewed by Liana Margiva
|BEAUTIFUL, I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! 'To pull right and left win g together so that I could fly finding myself hanging in heaven'--------VERY TALENTED!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva|
|Reviewed by Gene Williamson
|The way I see it, John, is that you sure do write well.
My kind of poem writing. - Gene.
|Reviewed by Gerard Gauthier
|Holy frigging wow John, this is good...a scripted piece of gold played out in the stages of our minds...Great read John...|
|Reviewed by Katie Gabrielle
|what a heartfelt poem full of human angst and tears. I feel your
words as they touch the hearts of your readers. Such human feelings
are courage under a tear...keep feeling your words and expressing
them so eloquently! wonderful poem!!