Recent Reviews for Alexander Shaumyan
Rich Tapestry of Death (Poetry) - 7/19/2015 1:41:32 PM|
You always make me think and more important, feel.
Rich Tapestry of Death (Poetry) - 7/16/2015 9:41:08 AM
Good to read you again. I've noticed that you wrote this in 2002. That's neither here nor there.
I've also noticed that in spite of all these ways to die, we have surpassed 7 billion and are looking at, perhaps, 10 billion living by 2050. All this says is that we have succeeded in cheating death, at least by the numbers, in spite of our penchant for killing ourselves.
Rich Tapestry of Death (Poetry) - 7/15/2015 7:42:10 PM
Yep You All Better Make Best What
You Got Left...
Rich Tapestry of Death (Poetry) - 7/15/2015 5:37:24 PM
The gist of your poem is that no matter what . . . we shall die. Me? Rather die in my sleep, but we all do, most of the time, have the capabilities of how, and when, we will die. Society, for the most part frown upon this capability, but still, it is there.
Rich Tapestry of Death (Poetry) - 7/15/2015 3:53:35 PM
I'd say you've captured the different types of dying very well. Perhaps the most philosophical thought? ...something worth living for...By then?
I welcomed reading each thought as you described humanity and each individual held with the physical and emotional worlds.
Everybody loves my baby, but my baby don't love nobody but me (Poetry) - 4/15/2015 8:12:18 AM
This is hilarious (in a logically, nutty sort of way). I don't think you could make a living writing songs in logical notation, but, wow! the creativity it displays is super.
Everybody loves my baby, but my baby don't love nobody but me (Poetry) - 4/15/2015 6:56:44 AM
I love mathematics, although I don't often understand some of the finer nuances, especially formulae like the ones expressed here (perhaps a diagram?).
However, since you've solved the equation for us, your conclusion is quite revealing. In biblical terms, when we are madly in love with "her." We are actually in love with our rib? Right?
Good to see you're back. Always enjoy your satire.
Burn This Bitch Down (Poetry) - 12/3/2014 8:41:29 AM
Did someone get up on the wrong side of the bed. Cool title.
Burn This Bitch Down (Poetry) - 12/2/2014 8:12:06 AM
Damn that's good! A rhyming poem that hits hard at the source of the matter. Based on how people vote, it's obvious they don't feel that they have anything for any way to change the system. That's really too bad.
Some, however, see it as a great opportunity to take out their anger on a local business in the name of "protest?" or maybe a chance to grab a little loot.
Burn This Bitch Down (Poetry) - 12/1/2014 9:44:21 PM
I'd hate to run into you on a bad day, Alex, but you do make some good points.
Burn This Bitch Down (Poetry) - 12/1/2014 6:56:02 PM
Okay! This struck a chord. Thank you.
For Robin Williams (Poetry) - 9/11/2014 8:17:55 AM
Nicely done. I'm still sad that he has gone. Yet he sure cheered us up and shared his unique gift.
For Robin Williams (Poetry) - 8/15/2014 2:44:51 AM
Although I really don't know Robin Williams as well as some of you do, I began liking him when I watched "Dead Poet Society", and then "Mrs. Doubtfire", but I am appalled at the immense popularity and the way he has captured so many people's 0hearts by the goodness he has Iinside him. It is so sad that he had everything he needed in this world, perfection in so many ways, and yet he could not fight the negativity that only he could feel within himself, and chose to end his own life. We will never understand what drove him to do that, but I think being positive would have saved him from the deep depression. I reaally feel sorry for him and his family, especially his young daughters who are grieving but have been recieving harsh critcism from some heartless people. I don't understand how people can be so heartless to tell a young person how and in which manner that she can grueve for the loss of her father. Some people always surprise me with their ignorance.
For Robin Williams (Poetry) - 8/14/2014 4:19:38 PM
Alex, seems that you & I are the only ones that did write of Robin on this site, though I have not gone through every piece of poetry on site...still I think that so many are so truly saddened by his passing that no matter the cause of his death, they still respect him for what he did for the comedic & dramatic world that he lived in and strived to make better...thank you for this write, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it...-e-
For Robin Williams (Poetry) - 8/14/2014 12:04:39 PM
Wonderful sediments for such a great and kind person. Robin Williams was just like the rest of us. He just lived life a bit faster and made light of whatever came his way. Drugs really did a number on him and made him do things he would not do otherwise, happy and sad. God Bless...
For Robin Williams (Poetry) - 8/14/2014 11:10:20 AM
He was one of a kind. But there are others out there, as yet unborn, who will follow to lead the way to new creativity as yet unknown.
They call me the road (Poetry) - 6/25/2014 11:38:40 PM
uncertainties is what makes life worthwhile. beautifully expressed.
They call me the road (Poetry) - 6/25/2014 7:11:03 AM
This is a keeper. Good to see you writing here again. You're right, roadwork is the hardest work of all.
I once stopped to help a lady in distress along a lonely road. When she asked me for a light on her cigarette with a hairy, muscular arm on my car door window sill, I declined truthfully because I didn't smoke and didn't have the lighter or match, and carefully got the hell out of there away from that guy as quick as I could.
They call me the road (Poetry) - 6/25/2014 3:02:05 AM
Life is never an easy road as judgment about us would come from many source. It's almost like human's nature to judge and step on each other, just so we can make ourselves feeling more superior than others. Who says our roads would be easy to walk on, as in every stop we make there would be a label for us.
Politically Correct Christmas (Poetry) - 12/28/2013 10:43:50 PM
Still funny after all these years.
Jorge era un feliz mexicano (Poetry) - 9/16/2013 6:42:32 PM
I did not know you spoke Spanish, mi amigo...hicistes muy bien
Where Are We Really Headed? (Poetry) - 9/16/2013 6:40:44 PM
Great post Alexander...so nice to read you again. Unfortunately this world is kind of gone downhill fast but there will be a reason for its fall soon as it will still get worse and morals slip away like a long lost memory...where the miley cyrus's and justin biebers will go away for good.
Where Are We Really Headed? (Poetry) - 9/3/2013 9:38:21 AM
So good to see you posting and raising such arresting questions as we busily go about our lives in zombie routines wishing for something better like winning the lottery of our dreams.
Much to heed. is anyone reading?
No Military for Me (Poetry) - 5/28/2013 11:18:22 AM
So am I.
Mcfuck This World (Poetry) - 3/27/2013 8:21:06 AM
Ever the anarchist, you are right on cue again. It's interesting that this page has advertising for Apple! In spite of your entreaty, I do occasionally indulge in a couple of these companies, including the President of the United States. I guess that leaves you out on the left wing, doesn't it?
Mcfuck This World (Poetry) - 3/26/2013 2:25:46 PM
i love the lyrical lilt and romantic flow that oozes from each of your well-penned lines...they reflect what i can imagine too be a soft caring heart...leaving one with such warm fuzzy reflections...
could you make that a CHEESEBURGER please
Mcfuck This World (Poetry) - 3/26/2013 12:24:08 PM
Jorge era un feliz mexicano (Poetry) - 2/14/2013 1:38:10 PM
Just to explain a bit what the poem means. Being happy in the Western world is tied with the individualism, capitalism and material success. On the other hand, the more technology and the greater the GDP, the more alienation, worry, anxiety and mental illness. A "gringo" is a Mexican term for a foreigner, particularly an English speaking person from the US. In a sense, Jorge is free from all the madness of the Western world, obsessed with worldly success and acquisition of material goods. The last three lines sum it up:
Sí, era un feliz mexicano
Porque no tenía mucho,
Sino el espíritu lleno de amor.
Yes, he was a happy Mexican
Because he didn't have much,
Except for the spirit filled with love.
Jorge era un feliz mexicano (Poetry) - 2/14/2013 10:56:02 AM
My Spanish is a bit rusty… But then it never really was there to get rusty. I'm getting the idea that a bipolar Mexican does not have to worry about being institutionalized and can just enjoy the idea of being bipolar without much interference from well-meaning “sane" folks.
Jorge era un feliz mexicano (Poetry) - 2/14/2013 1:18:36 AM
...y 'lleno de amor' es suficiente
me encanta mucho
Happy Winter Solstice (Poetry) - 12/21/2012 4:15:43 PM
this is a very well worded write
The Dragon Rules the Year (Poetry) - 11/16/2012 8:58:13 AM
It's good to see you posting again. You've nailed the situation with this one. I especially like the idea of the frozen, glacial religious core that has to be thawed out before it can change. Perhaps global warming will do that…
We Hear the Time (Poetry) - 6/23/2012 9:09:40 PM
long time no see, seems to be the right "time"... this is a wonderful expression :) welcome back.
We Hear the Time (Poetry) - 6/23/2012 11:22:32 AM
You know me, Alex, I don't believe in prophecies (especially if they are biblical). But this poem has a nice ring to it and if the reader is so inclined, can believe that some divine time with its light has arrived. Just don't start a new religion.