|Reviewed by Diana Legun (Reader)
|I like that this voice is fed up. I like that the action is evasion instead of collision. Great atmosphere of disgust and remedy. Grit and grist and even a reek of some sort are in here. Good effect.|
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|they bear down on me like the weight
of a fruitless word wrestler
wrangling down a dark dingy street
following me through ancient alleyway
like a jilted ghost inside a lucid dream
refusing to release me
perhaps i'll cast his words into a river
and good ridden
... powerful stuff and this is some relentless haunting going on here. You conjur such intimacy with this pestering character that it could easily apply to a much more personal "thorn in the flesh" than a mere socio-political figure on the larger world stage - perhaps even a dogged alter ego that refuses to let you forget "where you've come from" (we all have those!) Like others have already commented, the stalking "jilted ghost... refusing to release me" really strikes a chord: what is it that some people have over us that makes it so difficult to shake them off, even with the skilled useage of lucid dreaming which puts the ball squarely in the court/control of the dreamer? Perhaps this is even a Jekyll and Hyde complex exposed and explored. I like the way this poem is so "pregnant" with the desire to exorcise this aggravation, contrasting nicely with the empty and vacuous nature of the bugbear. xx
|Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
|"like a jilted ghost inside a lucid dream..."
well said, poet.
|Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
|True feelings most have had...You captured
them so well for us in your writing *Jude*
So, I would rather stay on the good side of
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|I'm not sure if anyone can make their case in words on this subject like you did Jude! Written to perfection!
|Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
Another amazing poem, capturing the world in which you are studying...Just for the record, I know a few people who could take care of this for you....wink wink...lol
Anyway, great poetry, and next time, pick something a bit more lighter for your study of human energies...I love when you are soft..less rough. well you know what I mean...it must still be the meds...lol, lol...
Peace, light and love,
|Reviewed by Kate Clifford
|why do it yourself when you can hire Killer Kate? I think in this case she would do it for free :-)|
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|I can think of many today that deserve the same fate. If you decide to 'Go Pro' as a Bump Off Artist, let me know.|
|Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg
|serious intensity pours out of this one|
|Reviewed by Sherry Heim
|If they would just go away and leave us alone, life would be a far better thing for all concerned. Sometimes you just gotta do whatever it takes to free your soul from insanity. I like these words: "stalking me like a jilted ghost inside a lucid dream" I have been there before.
|Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather
|I have a really long list.....if your interested......~ Morgan|
|Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger
|Jude very good write ~ 'his trail deceitful'.. good ridden
Lady Mary Ann
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|I thought for a moment you were talking about that big bag of bull shit, Rush Limbaugh, but then you got real personal, eye for an eye like, and decided to remove his thoughts in a Mafia way, good riddance.
|Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER
|A personal jihad Jude, you'll have to burn his tent, along with him, you are most expressive when you're upset I noticed,ha, bless ya!|
|Reviewed by Terry Rizzuti
|Been there, done that, jude, even the imaginative murder.|
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton
|Hah! Gotta do what ya gotta do, Jude. No witnesses though. Some people are really better off at room temperature, don't'ya know?|