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Rain Man
by John Rockie Coppolella
Monday, June 22, 2009
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Dedicated to Kim Peek, the real Rain Man, and others whose mind is a gift from God.

 

In life they tried to to protect me from me,
I was a babe alone among ravening wolves.
Clueless in a world I could not understand,
The cruel world refused to understand me.
 
I was a battered square peg,
Forced to distort my shape.
Hammered into a round hole,
Defenseless against the rape.
 
Abstractions were joy to me.
The simple things eluded me,
My frontal lobes defied me,
My hemispheres decried me.
 
Outer spheres were cold to me,
Inner spheres warmed my bones.
Daily trips to the parts unknown,
In universes aplenty did I roam.
 
A dullard they saw me,
A laughable fool to all.
Gawked and stared at,
My self-esteem did fall.
 
Until blackness fell over me,
I tripped the light fantastic.
Living in a world all my own,
Electricity crackled in my mind.
 
Lightning bolts fired up my imagination,
God's free energy flew before my eyes.
Oxymoron, idiot savant they called me,
Starman a Rain Man, uncommonly wise!
 

 

 

Kim Peek
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Reviewed by Chessly Nesci
I had to cry after reading this. What a beautiful tribute to an amazing gifted man. I have seen the movie several times and still shed tears. They are the chosen ones to make a difference in this world. My youngest son is an autistic savant and shares some of the same talents as Rain Man. You helped me see through my sons eyes with your words. Thank you!!!~Peace always! ~Chessly
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
A fine tribute to such a unique individual who probably had access to more of his brain and knew how to use it; would it were so for all mankind; perhaps the world would know peace at last. Thank you, Rockie. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce
Very well written, Rockie!! Thank you for sharing!! :o)

Reviewed by 000 000
Once again Starman,
You have captured the essence of one unable to give explanantions. In their world though, we are the strange.
Reviewed by ~ H (Reader)
One fine tribute, Rockie.
Reviewed by Cryssa C
Your story/poem is well told and delivered with that hint of mysticism that allows the reader to delve into their own hearts and minds for deeper analogies...

Hope all is well with you and Bridget!
Cryssa :~)
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
WOW! Your are filled with much, as your words are hard to exist!
I love the movie "Rain Man" with AWESOME Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise, that movie opened up my eyes!
as you have, AFTER reading your lengthy but honest and provoking Bio STarman!
Thank you for visiting and staying here since April!
I shall come and visit again real soon! I just know it...
Your images in this poem are starkly vivid!
Love your style of writing and feeling!!!

PEACE Be With YOU!
Warmest Blessings, Purple Lady Passion, SHEExooo
WRITE ON!
Now! I want to see Rainman/ I have my hands on it now! D.V.D.BEST Picture of 1998 and a real eye opener to PEOPLE, feelings, the Unknown we don't understand, unless we O P E N our eyes and listen and feel with our hearts! I wish you nothing but the BEST! that life can offer you! YOU creative and SMART man! P.S. I have a pict. I Need to send you, I feel it in my gut, I have to find your email addr. on your Bio IF it is there... ON Electicity and it 's on the site I shared in the message to you as well ~ YOU may find it on your own! PURPLE LIGHTNING/etc...hint and IT'S REAL!
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
Rocky, Rain Man is such a unique fellow with more wisdom than the average person in so many ways. He thinks outside the box and guess that made him different. What a wonderful dedication for such a unique individual......

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Brilliant! The analogies are superb!
A splendid poem! Bravo!Thanks for sharing...

ET
Reviewed by Regino Gonzales, Jr.
Best describes the difficult life a chosen ONE. GodBless Rock.

Sincerely,
Regino
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler
Powerfully energetic and wired for sound, sound principles that is. You Rock. Hugs, J'nia
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
Kool,i.e. Theres More To It-Listen...

If You As I Fall Get Back Up One More Time You Will Make It To The Your (That) End!!

Believe You Me (God) Is Expecting You (Me) To Be (Fall Idiot) Savant!!

Read My Latest To (God Damned ) That Effect!!

Your Friend TRASK...
Reviewed by Gene Williamson
Powereful writing, every line excellent.
Indeed, Starman, electricity cracked in your mind.

-gene.

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Excellent write, Starman; well penned! BRAVO!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Georg Mateos
Welcome to my world of dark dungeons with pits full of questions and laws forbidding answers.
Welcome to my world where there are only screams of rage if you accomplish anything, where they will battle each others bloody for the privilege to be the first to put you down.
But like an untouchable from India, the cobras will shy at your approaching shadow because they knew you are one of the Chosen.
They didn't believed in Thor's existence until the strike of his lightning bolt made them aware that, by then...it was too late.

Georg

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