|Reviewed by Keith Rowley
|You have such enormous talent - where are you these many years?|
|Reviewed by Lucy Edwards
|I'm glad I came here and read "to engineer fate" - well-written "even time has a breaking point".|
|Reviewed by Michelle Mead
|I like your style, clear and direct in short, clean lines. I have to stop back and read more.|
|Reviewed by P-M Terry Lamar
|engineering fate... burning ourselves at the stake to keep warm.
What excellent comments on people and the things we do to ourselves, to our world.
|Reviewed by Axilea MU
|Great construction, every line has a clear purpose in this poem. I like the way the title comes at the heart of your poem and the lines
"an exploration of self
[doubt by another name]"
say a lot.
|Reviewed by Debra Baker
|Excellent write. Very deep and explosive in wills of two hearts. The ending so true.|
|Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
|To challenge fate we all do, to engineer fate, a task in futility though try as we may. Nice piece....
Be always safe,
|Reviewed by Cryssa C
|To engineer fate... I believe the only way to do that is to make those (forbidden in my home) statements like... "It can't get any w...." (I REALLY don't allow those statements! hee, hee...) or "What else could go wro..?" No... to tempt fate is not a good thing, and engineering it isn't either. :~) It just doesn't work...
Enjoyable write. I liked the format of it too. The second and third to the last lines are my favorite...
(and if something bad happens today because I wrote most of those forbidden phrases I will know who to blame!) :~)
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|Hit right between the eyes - it's just that my stormy seasons are getting longer and longer - powerfully effective -
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Charlie
|Great structure, this poem. I love "it was so for a season-" as a lead-in line. It pulls the reader in, and then states its case. Then you follow up with little asides, that let us know you're sane after all (so glad to know that. Sanity is highly under-rated in poets). Anyway, I love the symbolic elements in here: The getting burned at the stake, and the nailing hearts to doors... and your line "to keep warm" is shocking (in a dark Sam McGeeish way). And I love it. And your message comes out loud and clear, that you cannot put off the death of something meant to die. Not for long. It just feels/gets/means/is wrong. --Charlie|
|Reviewed by blue soplain
|egads this is spiraling deep. ...
an open wound of leftover relations, of hearts bound/burned together; a personal witch trial, where either way, youre doomed.. .so well crafted.
|Reviewed by Sara Coslett
|Shame is an unseen will on our own. Fate demands we challenge her. Afterall, we are autonomous creatures with no need for fates controls. ~ Sara|
|Reviewed by Jon Willey
|When the goal is noble, a course true to ourselves, we must stay. For nothing, is fated. Interesting introspective analysis. Jon Michael Willey|
|Reviewed by R Beeman
|hmm very deep and revealing i see. a breaking point of even time. a thought to ponder i think.