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  ruse muse
by jude forese
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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he believes he’s the real deal

you know, a dreamer only in his own mind


many a bystander eats up his shenanigans

many a fantasist falls far into his wits


strolling his wares across a lonely avenue

like a pimp he hides his face behind the scenes


selling his ideals to any a buyer

but only giving a taste of his corrupted themes


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Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 3/2/2012
alas, how to constructively direct that energy...
nice capture, jude.
be well,
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 2/27/2012
What? Oh, man, Jude, didn't know this was you when I read. Love the title, not so much the blather, seems too much like myself/ourselves. I'm tired of this situation. Want to burst out, let's do it! Run with fun and laughter and sun, son, some. So what? It still can be done!

Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 2/27/2012
this could describe a few people with power, politician, teacher, minister....keep naming them .....~ Morgan
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 2/27/2012
we are all dreamers, seems learning to embrace it all is the recommended ideal
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 2/27/2012
You are always the one to confront our duplicities, our light and our dark and our shadows, Jude. The Yin and Yang of life is portrayed perhaps as black and white but, in reality, we are all overlaps of grey. As a character study, I would say this is a good contrapuntal to your "unrighteous" in that this persona knows himself to be manipulative and deceitful in the "corrupted wares" that he is peddling whilst preying upon others' enthusiastic gullibility. That that then makes him "the real deal" is a scathing and cynical slight on other people's sense of truth and goodness. I once heard a "misanthropist" say that he thought people were generally so stupid he felt compelled to either help them or rip them off! Perhaps there's a shade of that here in this character's general attitude. Another succinct and astute social observation. xx
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 2/27/2012
And I thought you were writing about a poet on AD. ;-)

Reviewed by Kate Clifford 2/27/2012
Bumped into this guy one too many times LOL. Oh well that is how we learn to know the real deal when it comes around :-)
Reviewed by Janna Hill 2/27/2012
Let the blames begin.
:) Janna
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 2/27/2012

you've caught the aura of a 'street' swindler very well.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 2/27/2012
Sounds like too many that I know of--sad statement, I'm aware. Intense, even in its brevity. Well done! ~Elizabeth
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/27/2012
Once again you've reminded me of our millionaire politicians, wheeling, dealing, and scheming; yet so many seem to believe them.
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 2/26/2012
Ruse the Muse out of hiding!
*Jude* deliver the verse!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Laurel Lamperd 2/26/2012
You have hit the nail on the head. I've known many of these people. Some worse that others in the trouble they cause. Great poem. thanks for reading my poem.
Reviewed by T Jett (Reader) 2/26/2012
Sounds like my ex ;) lol Awesome poetry, Jude ...
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/26/2012
There are many like this, I believe. I think we all wear "masks" but some of us hide a nastier side. Thank you, Jude. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 2/26/2012
A strolling ruse of dreams muse of corrupted themes on the avenue.
Acolades to you ~ Jude
Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 2/26/2012
I really like this one & will wonders never cease I think I understand it too...with help from reading Sherry, Jerry & Sage's reviews...e
Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten 2/26/2012
I often wonder if any one of us truly "knows", the "real deal."
We are all dreamers in our own mind, no? Why is it, this one, can even attract a bystander? How does the bystander shine, here? Who calls them, "shenanigans?" And, How does one contend who deems anyone even being "fantastic?" Why are the avenues so lonely? Many a question can pop up here, on either angle! The dirt can only be walked upon, and they will create paths, as far as the eye can see, for mankind is, of it! Dream the good dreams and shy not! Take the path un-footed, trailing right behing the Almighty blazer, and ye shall pen in colors seen only by our immortal souls. . .
You inspire me so with this, Jude, as always~
Love and Peace~
Reviewed by Terry Rizzuti 2/26/2012
Good one, jude. I've known a lot of guys like this.
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 2/25/2012
Like a politician on a downtown mission, selling dreams of what others want to hear, strictly for his own amusement, certain that all are there because of his amazing dynamic and unquestionable charms. Alas, he is but a Don Quixote hiding from the mirror, misunderstanding himself, living within the realm of his falsely conceived opportunities. I really like this one, Jude.
Take care,
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 2/25/2012
Misled, misunderstood or is he, diabolical in nature but another mind boggling poem from the quizzmaster of poetry...This swirls around in my brain and I feel like it needs to be spit out and reshuffled...dynamic poetry my dear man.

Peace, light and love,

Reviewed by RWE SAYS BYE 2/25/2012
it's a good thing the cat has nine lives, 'cause facing the music means the 'mews rues' may rise to the bait and misconstrue such vagaries while the real ruse muse exits in media res with the word-tightrope "themes" on his lips... (and judging by the ironically named Ms. Sweetwater's bile passing for comments below, we may well be in need of an R-rated 'comment' section in this room...) ... I wonder how many will get the point (he pondered pointedly)...

Be at peace with all... or at least those here now...
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 2/25/2012
fossil dick viagra eating jesus trafficker hard as a marshmallow...poem's a crowd pleaser, Jude...a cheek kiss to you.

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 2/25/2012
Ah, Jude, that was me once upon a time. You bit into the reality of the street scene . . .

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