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el mago
by Jon Michael Willey

Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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"el mago" - inspired by a friend who is a magician with words


el mago
no fiery lightning streaks to dazzle
his is the magic of human compassion
he dances among the thorns of despair
harvesting the relics of understanding
with a quip he’ll turn a quivering lip
into a beaming face that knows grace
dismal he mixes with rose petal red
renders up plated emotional ambrosia
to charm disarm embrace and cajole
his wand quicker than the eye, voila
sensationalism the rationale he embraces
peace in his eyes love in his heart, el mago
05/15/2012 Jon Michael Willey
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Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 6/16/2012
Oh my, what an incredible tribute to a word magician. I agree, he is so special as a poet and a man.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/10/2012
You have shared the character of this person most effectively through your verses, Jon. Thank you for the introduction. Love and peace to you, my friend,

Reviewed by Darrell and Kathy Adams 6/9/2012
This was a fun read and I loved the rythm. I admire el mago. Be well, Kathy
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 6/7/2012
What we can see in others we also possess!!! *Jon* and I thank You
for expressing those qualities!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 6/7/2012
... and likewise the erudite "assistant" who draws our attention to his magic feats, Jon Michael! :)) You have captured his je ne sais quoi admirably and with no little magic of your own, and I especially love the lines "to charm disarm embrace and cajole / his wand quicker than the eye"; it's that perpetual moment of astonished delight we find in his writing that so lifts our spirits and minds and you have captured this so well! Magnifico! :)) xx
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 6/6/2012
What a wonderful poetic gift of elegant warmth, an alchemy of kindness and creativity!
Yes, he writes his genuine insights and wisdom into masterpieces and I think he should be famous and avidly read. I really do.

Bless you for taking such good care of your friends!
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 6/6/2012
This could be a charismatic or a pathological deceiver. I'm not really sure. As usual, very well written and conceived. Unique.

Reviewed by Christine Alwin 6/6/2012
I think your friend bestowed some magic in your pen...this is indeed magical and sincere~
Reviewed by John Flanagan 6/6/2012
Thank You, Jon, My Friend,
for this, thank you

Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/6/2012
Very nicely done my friend and each verse seems to build on the previous one until as Axilea said it ends with a great conclusion.
Reviewed by Axilea MU 6/5/2012
Your first verses draw me in: "the magic of human compassion" is a fascinating expression and a reality that moves me more than anything.
A beautiful, carefully balanced composition, Jon, with a great conclusion.
Very nice!

Reviewed by jude forese 6/5/2012
excellent character assessment, John ... a true magician of words and perceptions ...

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