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in waning light
by Jon Michael Willey
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
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charachter assassination is often a self inflicted tragedy

 

‘in waning light’
it swept through on the fading light
morphine like, smothering my senses
machiavellian guile rushed the core of me
an embrace of cunning gesturing arrogantly
 
staged at the peak of my vulnerability
the covenant of want placed within reach
the face of desire was careless and urgent
cogency was elusive, an adjacent stolid frontier
 
a phantom’s cape of temptation wrapped her
damp air caressed me, perfumed, and suggestive
resistance was a voyager abandoning a sinking ship
reason was a season whose time I challenged
 
in waning light morality was a candle in the rain
an enigma dancing primeval steps of conquering
genetic predisposition overwhelmed innocence
a triangle was struck and pealed seeking rationale
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Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 9/4/2012
This poem is very thought provoking. The reader can have many perceptions of what is written...M
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 8/21/2012
This comes alive to me like a scence in a play...suspense, drama, leaving us thirsty for more~
Christine
Reviewed by Darrell and Kathy Adams 8/11/2012
John, I am struck by this piece. You have found a dark, and initially intimidating way to describe our personal and intimate struggle with morality and decency in the face of declining truths. The demoralization of this country could be as apt a subject of this piece. We must be strong and hold fast. We all share responsibility in sheltering that candle in the rain and not let it go out! Stunning. Thank you. Be well, Kathy
Reviewed by John Flanagan 8/8/2012
i certainly need my thinking cap on for this
as you most definitely are wearing yours here;
this is a poem that needs time and consideration,
needs to be sifted and felt and experienced..
and then the reward for the reader is profound;
i'm saving this, Jon, My Friend;

sorry i'm late getting here
but so much has been going on

ever

john
Reviewed by JMS Bell 8/7/2012
WHEN THE 'LIGHT OF THE WORLD' WANES WITHIN, THEN THE POISON OF THE PHANTOM'S CAPE CAN CONSUME...INSIDE AND OUT. ONE IS BLINDED BY AN INABILITY TO REASON RATIONALLY AND THUS ACCEPTS WHAT 'SEEMS LIKE' THEIR INEVITABLE RUIN. A FINE WORK THAT PROVOKES THOUGHT. THANK YOU FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 8/6/2012
This conveys such urgency, Jon, which I can appreciate and share, very much feeling this "waning light" starting to dawn on my personal second half century and the discomforting global signs of the times. Some of your stark images make my heart race in recognition and I am greatly challenged by morality "as a candle in the rain", resolve weakening. I particularly love the final notion of the triangle with their being now a definite "cleft stick" conundrum rather than a clear-cut solely black and white. And your phrase "the covenant of want" is a true, mind-boggling gem. Fabulous to read you again, my friend. xx
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 8/3/2012
This poem has so many unique lines. Thought provoking, penned from the soul, touching the soul. Sometimes lightning splits rationale into nothingness.
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 8/2/2012
Embracing the innocense 'in waning light' of a candle for
vunerable temptation. Beautifully penned Jon.

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 8/2/2012
Rationale for the weary
is a mighty big task!!
*Jon*
As I read your poem,
a candle I did light!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 8/2/2012
Marvelous poem! You speak softly and intimately in this one and it draws us in.
Blessings, xx
Christine
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 8/1/2012
I am submersed inside Jon
I adore the phantom cape wrapping her!
He is so soothing...I adore the mood
The consoling emotional texture here
Your words are as a loving embrace
And that is utterly beautiful

Balms Of Rosewater
Vickie
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/1/2012
Wonderful phrases, but it becomes too esoteric for me to comprehend what you are writing about.

Ron
Reviewed by Janna Hill 7/31/2012
"reason was a season whose time I challenged" What a fabulous line. All together a beautiful work.
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 7/31/2012
A world without temptations in whatever shape, would it be worth living, or would there actually be life, one of the first sins, was temptation, but wasn't it wonderful, if not for Eve, what a boring world, or would there be one, to think and write about? One that would make it possible for your suberb talent to express itself, Hugs!
Reviewed by Walt Hardester 7/31/2012
Many times rationality eludes description.
We are not able to fathom all the intricacies of the universe.
However this poem takes a really good stab at it.
Very well done Jon.

Walt
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/31/2012
Great imagery to highlight your theme, Jon. Well done, my friend. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Odin Roark 7/31/2012
"Arithmetic! Algebra! Geometry! Grandiose trinity! Luminous triangle! Whoever has not known you is without sense!" Comte de Lautreamont And so, whether relating to Pythagoras or Hegel, the triangular essence continues to elicit new thought and potential... even as a "...waning light." Fine piece of wordsmithing.

Reviewed by Kate Clifford 7/31/2012
Thought provoking write.
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