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Felicity Attracts Cynthia's Todd (FACT 12) Cynthia is willing to forgive, but she wants a little more reassurance than the kind that comes through lines of poetry. More than the necessity of honouring a vow, and more than guilt-ridden versification.
If your river runs true to my sea,
it would be, sole sign of sovereignty,
my own exclusive tributary.
But lupine blood may flow still
within your veins; perhaps your wolfish
spirit you can tame or even kill,
though it would be most unfair and selfish
were I to end this tryst for three,
and prematurely solve our mystery.
Once I was chosen, a star without peer,
had I but your eye again, but your ear;
oh, had I but your heart again, my dear.
Too soon we seem to vitiate all care
glutting our feeling in cheap poetry.
Pretending in shows; loving on a dare;
promising ourselves in deep sophistry.
Forgiving is easy, in word; in deed,
it is harder, if I’m cut do I bleed?
If I bleed, do I die? If dead, what need
have I of forgiveness or of hatred?
Truth be told, I have died many times now.
Your power to revive me is sacred.
At your altar of love, my knees bow low,
your doctrine of death is my holy creed,
and in truth dear, our troth may yet succeed.
But hasten not love for the sake of speed,
lest fiction o’er truth appear to exceed.
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|Reviewed by Axilea MU
|I like her tone and energy in this one, the kind of energy that makes things happen, with a touch of wisdom.
|Reviewed by Joyce Bell
|...LET'S TAKE OUT TIME SO THAT I MIGHT SEE THIS PATH I AM THINKING ABOUT EMBARKING UPON AGAIN...CLEARLY. NO NEED FOR ALL THE LOVE POEMS AND THOSE WORDS THAT SPEW FORTH DURING 'HEATED' MOMENTS...NO - NO... NEED TO RUSH AT ALL...LET US TAKE OUR TIME...LEST WE MAKE THIS TRUE EFFORT...FALSE. SPLENDID ROGER! ABSOLUTELY ENJOYED. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS|
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|Truth be told, I have died many times now.
Your power to revive me is sacred.
... although it seems to me that Cynthia is able to "give as good as she gets" in terms of poetics and sophistry, she betrays her "true" inner self with these lines; perhaps she has a love-hate relationship with Todd's ability to slay and revive her? There's always the need to feed the fire that both burns and purifies. And she is perhaps ultimately wise to end on a Supremes note of "you can't hurry love"!? Steel on steel in this one, I think... xx
|Reviewed by Laurel Lamperd
|It's always sad when you discover the person you love has clay feet so to speak. I feel a little bit of love and trust must go until maybe there is none left. A good poem. Thanks for reading my poem.|
|Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
|Imagery from the heart to a soul...
truth be the yin yang status of mind!
*Roger* Love being not just black and
white, so loving your poem!!
|Reviewed by jude forese
|One should forgive for the mere fact to keep one from becoming toxic to itself ... love does indeed ressurrect the soul from totally dying thus preventing a relationship from decaying ... sometimes seeking higher forms of poetic thought or vision clarifies one's perspectiveto to see through the mesh of "cheaper" forms of experience ... a thought induced poem ... percisionly expressed through very unique imagery and emotional affect ...|
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|This has a "cryptic" and classical feel to it; well done, Roger. Love and peace to you,
|Reviewed by Paul Berube
|Good one, Roger. Well done indeed.|
|Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger
|A tale of the dark side of visionary in a triangle.
Cynthia's Cautionary Tale.. extraordinary visions~ Roger
Lady Mary Ann
|Reviewed by richard cederberg
|The best yet in the series (IMO) Roger. Fine flow, and rhyme, and the introduction of (what is communicated as) the need for a deeper discernment apart from cheap poetry. 'Cheap poetry' and 'deep sophistry' have much in common methinks. "Lupine blood" puts a subtle new twist on what the deeper psychological layers of this may be. Maybe it's just me, but I'm sensing that there are threads in this tapestry that are not fiction. Peace ... richard|
|Reviewed by Joy Hale
I missed most of Cynthia and Todd's story while I was not reviewing posts for several months, but I recognize superior poetry when I read it! Your words of rough seas with this love relationship makes one want to yearn for smooth sailing and tranquill waters. There is one word that comes to mind when reading your post...EXCELLENT! A five star offering!
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton
|I really like this. Your tenor throughout the poem was structured and . . . right on. The pleading and anguish from Cynthia is heartfelt and her breaking down of . . . forgiveness . . . is breathtaking, buddy. Stand. Take a bow. Applause.|