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A Maze
by Jon Michael Willey
Sunday, December 07, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Love, the poets' staple, the essence of who we are.

Shadows, suggest a path

my imagination whispers

the feints lead me another way

a warm hand temporarily overwhelms my senses

guiding me in turns quick left, then right

in opposition to the whispers and shadows

I ascend, descend, retreat

this course through love's maze

holds many perils, many rewards

my head and heart spin

I'm now pallid with disillusionment

the aroma of lilies has turned acrid

the petals I cast into the winds with the dust

clouds of confusion hide the revealing light

dare I trust another emotion

the maze to love has overwhelmed me

does it exist at the beginning or the end

will it stand the test as I traverse

the ploys of many who seek to deceive

those that will not know my love

when it glows in my eyes

wisdom tells me to run away

the resident fool within begs that I stay

harbingers of defeat gather quickly about me

once again I'll take my leave

this thing of love I contest not well

when the whispers are sweet

the shadows soft and ushering

I will relent and follow

where my heart shall lead






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Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 12/20/2008
"A Maze" inside draw the depths of reality with passions detail, yes...this is a journey into the many sides of loves voice. I really enjoyed reading this poem, listening to your heart speak...the lines Rigis quote were exceptional to me too as I read them, but also...your closing line took me into an era of time beautiful being held in the arms of hope....
Wonderful Poem Jon
Much Love To You
Peace, Love & Poetry
Embraced ~ Embrassé
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/10/2008
dare I trust another emotion
the maze to love has overwhelmed me
does it exist at the beginning or the end

I am very familiar with what you express via your verses here, Jon. Love is a wonderful and mysterious thing and to me, there are many levels of it; all quite unique. Thank you, Jon. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Christine Alwin 12/9/2008
Jon,,, Your words splash like the sounds of a lapping shore, they memorize me....absoulutely BEAUTIFUL!
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 12/8/2008
You captured the many sides of love beautifully Jon...and I agree, always follow your heart

Reviewed by John Flanagan 12/8/2008
These words from the heart, it's definitely the heart speaking here, take me through the trials and difficulties of deepest feelings where like everyone else who has ever felt anything I struggle. But there's more than evaluation in this, there's rich understanding and warmth and compassion for the fragile human condition.
Reviewed by Bonnie May 12/8/2008
So beautiful and touching Jon, you said so much about the capicity of love in you. Well done. Love, Bonnie
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 12/8/2008
Follow where your heart leads you my friend but do not forget to consult with yoúr head as well. Beautiful as usual
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 12/7/2008
I will relent and follow
where my heart shall lead

Those closing words say it all, Jon.
Your heart speaks beautifully.

Reviewed by Gerard Gauthier 12/7/2008
How can I be lonely when I lived a thousand ideas of life...but I am, my heart insists I'm something more...Great read Jon
Reviewed by Walt Hardester 12/7/2008
I will relent and follow
where my heart shall lead

C'mon Jon, you gotta be a bit grounded here. Don't you think,
"wherever SHE may lead", would be more realistic....LOL
Just pokin fun.....I enjoyed it.

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 12/7/2008

Stunning write - love the imagery you paint in verse. Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 12/7/2008
Good write, Jon; well done! BRAVO!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 12/7/2008
Love is for women to define. We mortal men are lost on emotion as our hormones rage to procreate.

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