Recent Reviews for JimmyHolder L ShyPoet1
Heartbeats & Musical Tears of Man (Book) - 4/13/2004 4:51:38 PM|
Jim...I am so happy for you!
What a wonderfully upbeat thing to happen in your life!
The cover is gorgeous, and I know the poems will be a
I hope you sell thousands!
Heartbeats & Musical Tears of Man (Book) - 3/22/2004 4:47:50 PM
need a snail addy so i can mail a check--no credit/debit card
i want this book. :)
you've enticed me, okay?????? (((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)
Heartbeats & Musical Tears of Man (Book) - 9/21/2003 7:35:53 PM
Filled with heart! Nice work.
Heartbeats & Musical Tears of Man (Book) - 3/12/2003 4:07:11 PM
WOW...beautiful work of art here!! I love the cover! Congrats
Heartbeats & Musical Tears of Man (Book) - 7/5/2002 12:40:56 PM
Hi Jim, well let me try again. Authors Den would not allow me to write two reviews and I just got your book and really want to write one, so I have come on in a different address, hope this works.....Jim I am astounded at the beauty of your poetry book. It is so amazing, your words are full of sadness, joy, hope and a true love of God.. I just received it and am so priviledged to know you Jim, and to have your book. It is truly a work of art and a treasure. I wish you all Gods blessings in promoting it..God bless your words as you continue to testify of His enormous love to us. Floria
Heartbeats & Musical Tears of Man (Book) - 4/24/2002 7:21:20 AM
I cannot wait for it to come out so that I may purchase it Shy. It will be a treasure. And I will cherish it. Your poems are explosive. And yet there is such gentleness and Love of God. Bravo!!! Floria
37 Billion, The Crop (Short Story) - 5/17/2006 10:02:07 PM
surprising character,story line and plot depth in such short space....truly the work of a craftsman using a vast excess of the average brain power.....at least 10%....well done SHYPOET1 !
Backlash (Short Story) - 7/8/2005 12:10:40 PM
What a write! I felt like I was in the rooms with the characters. You describe very well, Shy Poet!!!
Ambrosia Is Waiting - chapter 4 (Short Story) - 4/11/2005 9:50:07 AM
excellent addition to this story, jimmy! well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your tx. friend, karen lynn. :D
Ambrosia Is Waiting - Chapter 3 (Short Story) - 4/9/2005 9:36:30 AM
Excellent story, Jimmy; very well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
U-FATSO (Short Story) - 3/28/2005 4:55:31 PM
sad, but very readable story; thanks for sharing, jimmy! well done!
(((HUGS))) and love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :(
Chasing Picasso (Short Story) - 2/14/2005 8:22:01 AM
Great title and a most definitive, extra well-done write - Bravo!!
37 Billion, The Crop (Short Story) - 2/9/2005 3:01:01 PM
what an interesting conception, that has some analogie in the early mythology of many of humanity's traditional cultures, from the dogon to the maya. the scenes that you set were astounding, the world completely envisioned.
i read this as an outline of the book that you will write, where you will flesh out these general streams of thought with details and conversation and action. i look forward to it!
Talking to the Man in the Moon (Short Story) - 2/8/2005 12:21:04 PM
Shy~~~~~~~~~~~oh my goodness
so close to my three part poem a Japanese Garden n' America
cept the dealer didn't die he got sent-up state as they say
Man!!!! I LOVE THIS STORY!!!
You are trult amazing in this with story telling
Talking to the Man in the Moon (Short Story) - 1/7/2005 11:41:49 AM
i have deleted some of my works too by accident; it happens to the best of us. good write, jimmy!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
Talking to the Man in the Moon (Short Story) - 1/7/2005 9:09:06 AM
I have a good freind that is in a situation like this. I have told her that she cannot change him or save his soul. But don't feel bad I posted an item in the wrong column just a slip of the fingers. This is still a very interesting story and it is written very well.
Backlash (Short Story) - 12/28/2004 6:53:45 PM
I am glad that I read your stories too. I was not offended by anything in the poem it is just that too many place blame on something for chemical dependancy and the article you wrote could be true of any person regardless of color that sells drugs. It used to be moonshine etc. I know quite a few dealers through what I see in our area. They are white exploiting everyone they can. What I hate is the young kids.
Claire's French Recipe (Short Story) - 9/1/2004 4:43:08 PM
The ending is a happy one, and I really like it. I agree--it can be made longer into a novel.
37 Billion, The Crop (Short Story) - 7/9/2004 2:04:10 PM
Man Shy I am a sci-fi lover
but never to the point of machines
it's like aliens scary type...but i really enjoyed this
it is so well put together and i love the way you break it down in section makes it very easy to read....not what i was expecting
but this is a winner in sci-fi you should summit somewhere
People Are Strange (Short Story) - 4/25/2004 7:25:00 AM
another great one, this is fully developed and rounded:)
interesteng and true it is a good thing he spoke up hopefully repaire some of the damage and helped to open the eyes of that young minister putting him in the right lane of the right road he had choose
Stark in Candyland (story being edited again) (Short Story) - 4/25/2004 7:09:53 AM
i couldn't download it i think i delected my acorbat reader
i mean i downloaded it i couldn't open it
what i read so far was hot
Backlash (Short Story) - 4/22/2004 12:01:24 PM
I really don't know what to say how could i have missed all these great stories.....You are definitly a talent it's not just your poetry I have alot of reading to do I see....this was outstanding so real I could picture everything
The Devil's Candy (1st edit) (Short Story) - 4/22/2004 11:34:47 AM
wow this is truly an amazing write, I wrote out a very beautiful comment on it and my computer frozed, but what i did say was that i came on here to write you a thank you message and when i got to your page i was blown away at the things you've written this story starts out with a wild ride that was so real (sadly i know) and then it's like someone grabbing you by your shoulders shaking the shit out of you with reality, after smacking the you know what out of you!!! This was I think one of the best stories I have read here...I liked Tuesday Night by Dempsey and it was one from Reilly and now this one got to copy this so when I'm not on I can reread it....this is it. man
Backlash (Short Story) - 4/13/2004 4:35:34 PM
Excellent story Jim...I loved the characters and the story line...
Your descriptive lines of scenes and places is fantastic..you get
better and better with each story you write...same with your poetry...I liked that this took place in Chicago...your characters were very interesting...I am not quite sure I understand the thought for the day....I don't think it had anything to do with this story did it..but your life....your real life....hope things get better for you Jim....clap clap clap on the writing...floria
Backlash (Short Story) - 4/12/2004 6:21:53 PM
Hey, I really liked this story. This is the first short story that I've read of yours. Thank you for sharing your work. I look forward to reading more.
John Tiberius Dryer, Thief (Short Story) - 4/4/2004 8:08:58 AM
Jim..this IS one of your best....I love the intrigue here..and the plot of the story keeps the reader interested throughout...you always pick such great colorful characters...and you know there is such a great moral to this story....everyone is always wanting money...to win the lotto etc....money surely isn't everything...many times it is the cause of a mans downfall....Great writing from you...clap clap....floria
People Are Strange (Short Story) - 3/31/2004 7:24:42 AM
Intriguing story - the title first attracted me because of the muisc title by the 'Doors.' Strange and not so strange. I believe that every person we meet is a reflection of us, saying that nothing ever happens without a reason. A deep-minded exchange with another person means that they take from me, and I take from them. I become them, and they become me. And your friend is now in church. Maybe the precher will join the Air Force and receive medals. Cool story. Franz
People Are Strange (Short Story) - 3/30/2004 7:11:53 AM
Stranger, still, my friend...are the ones in the pulpit whose
eyes are NEVER opened...and those in the pews who gullibly swallow
every word they utter...without making them show a scripture to
back up their "college knowledge."
This was an extremely well-written story, Jimmy. One of your finest.
Company Man 2545 (Short Story) - 3/27/2004 8:22:12 PM
::donning the \m/:: This is a tight story; one that is not only tight but very dark as well. You can deliver the goods when it comes to this genre.
Company Man 2545 (Short Story) - 3/17/2004 10:41:00 AM
excellent story, jim! compelling (and frightening) story! very well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :(
Company Man 2545 (Short Story) - 3/17/2004 9:32:57 AM
Wow....what a fabulous twist on the truth...You just took some
truth and wove a wonderful fiction out of it Jim...I love the creation
of the space shuttle company...when you get into the family part...that is very tender....how loved ones can be torn apart by hatred inflicted .... you did well with this....You used hate to create a novel that is very rivetting....You will always be one step ahead because of your mind, creativity and strong will...like you say at the end...your warrior spirit...which leads me to believe that you were a great military man.....well done....floria
Texas BINGO (Article) - 7/6/2007 7:22:17 PM
Brown Dust, Blood on the Cross (Article) - 3/19/2006 4:51:11 PM
Brown Dust, Blood on the Cross (Article) - 6/29/2005 4:27:15 AM
As soon as I find my hand pictures, I'll publish this. True, Jimmy is NO angel. I never claimed to be! Did I? Sure, I'll show my face - no problem. Question: I've posted two of these articles in which you made cutting comments. Why? Obviously, when I post one of these, I am NOT hiding - I am putting it all right out in the open. I slept with you once time, and you think you can continually try to get me whan I publish one of these? Had you been the woman you could have been, you'd have a man right now. I went to your site, no picture or anything? Why? Is that really you? Parniod? Read my article again. You say publish this? Why? Get a life! For your information, I broke up with my girl friend in Killeen. If i'm single and you are single, we are both consenting adults. Get it? IF, this is relly you, show YOUR FACE! You say, I'm hiding. Why no information on your sight. Stop playing games!
Brown Dust, Blood on the Cross (Article) - 6/28/2005 10:27:21 PM
I read a little of half of this article. It really gave me a big migraine that I had to stop reading it. If you claim to experience prejudice and torture, why did you move from Killeen to Alabama? I still believe, and this is my belief, so don't get upset with my opinion that you are just paranoid. Why don't you just sit down somewhere and read the Bible and draw closer to God-- so that he will draw closer to you. One more thing, show people what you look like. Quit hiding behind the "white man" about your past "bad" years. You're not an angel (and you know what I am talking about)! Please publish this.
Part 8 My Car (Article) - 2/5/2005 7:05:34 PM
I hate to say this Daniel but this sounds exactly like Nottoway County and I am sorry that this happens. You really did a bang up job with this one.
Red Dust (Article) - 1/22/2005 6:34:12 PM
I must say why do these people think we have to explain what has been done to us. I am white and personally I find it appalling that they always think it is your fault. My abuser when he abused me at six tried this same tactic. Nothing justifies this type of treatment to you, me or any other person that has been attacked for what they think is their right to do so.
Texas BINGO (Article) - 1/22/2005 6:29:22 PM
You don't have to be black to have this happen to you in that during the 1980's in Virginia I always thought these Bingo halls were crooked. I believe that when you are outspoken and stand up for your rights you become a target. It is ludicrous that they would attack your girlfreind. Sorry and it makes me ashamed of them but I understand how you feel really. For me it was a drunk that was white that exploits the black and anyone he can and he is a snitch for the communist attorney. A man Larry Stokes is in prison here for a crime he did not commit. The DNA evidence cleared him but no the snitch was a liar and said the CA put her up to it. We have tried to have him released and are still working on it. I have to say this if you came here they would do the same thing. These type people think they are going to heaven but I say they won't. By the way our group is composed of white people that despise what was done to the man. It is this the elite or so called elite gets away with everything at least for now. They leave a lot of people in their wake. I do understand.
Red Dust (Article) - 5/18/2004 6:28:36 PM
I have read all of your "Dust" articles and I have to tell you that I shake my head every time I read it. Readers...I have seen his "hands" and they are nothing like hands like he says. The pictures will definitely speak for themselves.
I can't wait for the "Brown" Dust article. That article should definitely get you a Pulitzer.
Yellow Dust (Article) - 4/17/2004 7:40:32 AM
I agree with Tami Ryan's comment.
Black Dust (Article) - 4/3/2004 5:39:30 PM
I believe every word of this....a story worth reading and heeding.
please email me privately re this article
I think I know someone who will publish it.
Yellow Dust (Article) - 3/6/2004 6:19:31 PM
Shame, shame, shame is right. Some of this is quite difficult to read, to say the least of it. It's unreal that, in this day and age, some people still behave the way they do. Gladly, not all "white folk" feel this way.
Keep writing; let it be cathartic for you, and don't lose the faith.
I wish you peace within.
Yellow Dust (Article) - 3/4/2004 11:04:16 AM
Jim....I ....Of course was waiting for a few replies before I did mine..Of course I have read this over several times...It is really difficult to add to what Jacqueline said....Not all white people are evil...you had a horrific experience in your life...TO SAY THE LEAST...I don't think I would still be living after all that...and to think....some of us complain over our daily burdens...things have to be put into perspective here...what I am most angry about at this moment...is the care that you are denied...That infuriates me to no end...yet...you may not be able to shake the cages hard enough...I don't know what it would take...Prayer you always have Jim...from me anyway...Perhaps there is a deeper purpose for your life...I love what Jackie said...the pen being mightier than the sword...You know you can help others...just by your hell that you lived...you show your courage and faith in God to be non ending....I think from when I first met you that was what shined...not hatred..not pity..none of that..You spoke of dying and touching His clouds and sky and I remember how that touched me...You have seen the face of Jesus...what is more powerful than that...and He has sustained you Jim...You did not die....neither did your faith...It is really difficult for me to put in words how I feel...Anger...frustration...injustice...and yet...God can help us to overcome all of this...I pray you do not lose faith in humanity...Then the enemy wins Jim....thats when they win...Please....don't let them win....bless your heart....floria
Black Dust (Article) - 3/4/2004 11:03:24 AM
Wow, I read these last to first, and I am still speechless. You told me many of these things already, but it is something to see the articles in print. I had a Texas Real Estate license for nearly 20 years, so I can tell you that 'yes' they can and will go back at least 10 years on credit history if you try to purchase a house. I've never heard of Texas as being a pay by the month rental state. That's a new one on me. Most housing complexes have debt against their buildings, and the leases are 'accounts receiveable' that satisfy the banks that the debts will be paid, via the rental contracts. That's standard proceedure in any state. Month by month just doesn't cut it.
And, you can be black-listed, and red-lined. Certain areas are red-lined by banks. The practice became very public knowledge in the '80, when I still lived in Texas. Black-listing in housing is a real thing. If you skip out on rent, you put yourself on a list as a liability to landlords. If you pay month by month, there is no record of your rental history, so it too is a detriment, if you are trying sincerely to build a credit history.
Nebraska sounds like a horrible place to be.
As to churches...I look at religious organizations with a jaundiced eye. The real measure of a Christian or Buddist, or whatever, is how you live your life. It is a sad commentary though, that you could not find fellowship in a church. Says a lot about "the Christian thing to do." Scary. Reminds me very much of the drive my shootings in Phoenix, by those who have "Jesus saves" tatooed on their arms or a bumper sticker saying much the same. An oxymoron, to be sure. I'm sure God is having a heart attack.
Very good articles, Jim. It would make a very good book about life in America. The human condition produces those still swinging from the trees by their tails. It also produces genius, compassion, kindness, and helpful people. I've met all the above at some point in my life and have scars to show for it. Believe me, concentrating on the positive, and being thankful, is soul-saving.
Yellow Dust (Article) - 3/4/2004 6:44:59 AM
Yes, Jackie, what a terrible web we’ve woven, isn’t it?
Thank you so much ......... for you wise words big hearted lady.
Yes, I’ve seen this CODE OF SILENCIA first hand.
It sucks. It allows crimes against humanity to be committed,
while claiming to be the cradle of humanity, what hypocrites.
Never doubt, some white people have created a society where they themselves are afraid to speak up. The good white people, (there I go generalizing again) can be hunted just like you and I. I’ve learned everything, always, comes full circle. Yes, the chickens ARE coming home to roost, once again. They got one thing right though, I am a hard man to kill. After all, I have God on my side.
Yellow Dust (Article) - 3/3/2004 10:23:38 PM
This is excellent but in this community you are talking about some of the same people, not all but believe me there is a silence code.
Funny my brother there are many black writers in this community and guest what they are doing there own thing. I can identify with every thing which is written in your article, but always keep in mind my brother the rich man will hold the door for the poor. Hold on stay in faith. You can not come to terms with the devil. Nevertheless many of us read out the same book. Think of your blessings they can scar your body but they can't take your mind only if you give it away. God gave you the power of the pen. Gods spirits drwell through you, you are a master poet so you are not the looser you are the winner. For every stroke you may take of the pen, you are educating someone to beware of the devil when he come. Nevertheless all white people are not evil, but the devil have many followers. Continue to right my King. God have the last word your beauty flows within your pen and your heart. You can breathe, and God speak through your pen. This is excellent where is the book?
Black Dust (Article) - 2/23/2004 5:17:09 PM
Dear Jim....I have known you for a long time...I met you on the PC at a poetry board right after you were released from the hospital..I am going to reply with a poem I wrote for you....In getting to know you...I have found you to be a spiritual man...kind...considerate...with a wonderful soul...thats what I saw first....your soul.....I pray that many people read this...and that somehow changes can be made...most of all what my wish for you is that you learn to again trust in humanity....there are many good people out there....bless you...floria
Were I to write of what my thoughts bespeak,
The pain that I have gathered from your soul.
Not ever would my words come forth as weak,
Once you were broken down but came out whole.
The courage you have shown amazes me.
For you cannot be broken down, Oh no!
The faith you've shown is strong as it could be.
I wish it now for all the world to know.
That hunted down a human must fight back.
And never let the enemy within.
Determination must not ever slack.
For God will hold you up and you will win.
Just how one human could survive this hell.
Friend Shy, you did it, and you did it well.
Black Dust (Article) - 2/23/2004 4:10:20 PM
Jim this is so heartwrenching, I hardly know what to say!..You did a superb job of writing, making it very clear.I hope someone with authority and know how will read this and give it to whomever can help the most.It's a terrifying tale. I believe you, but I'm shocked it's happening in America today! Why haven't the news people picked this up or the ACLU? They are always so quick to hype their pet needs.I wish you all the best, and hope something gets done!
Destination Oblivion (Poetry) - 12/14/2013 12:14:10 PM
You captured the ebb and flow of life in general and tragedy in particular, Jimmy. There seems to be more opportunity for mayhem than there is for peaceful living. I particularly loved your last line.
Black Superman Blues - song (Poetry) - 8/20/2007 6:55:03 PM
This is pure soul music for sure...
Thanks for your reviews...
Black Superman Blues - song (Poetry) - 5/1/2007 1:45:51 PM
I Oveeeeeeeeee Blues and I'm glad you added this----->I got da big ole Black
Earthshaking Su-per-man Blues …
The whole song is a winner!
A gem for me to treasure! and savor again later!
Thank you for sharing ShyPoet!
I don't think I've been here, but I will be BACK! :)
and I just may start tracking/following them there Blue Heartfelt writes...
WArmly, WArrior Lady PURPLE Sheeeoox
Shy’s Ode to Poetic Souls (Poetry) - 2/13/2007 6:35:35 PM
Shy Poet, how beautiful the gift that you possess! Reading this beautiful piece causes me to question what I've been doing that has kept me away from Authors Den so long! Never stop stirring up and pouring forth the gift.
God bless you.
For Loretta (Poetry) - 2/13/2007 7:04:29 AM
Very touching! Holly
Sunday’s Song (Poetry) - 1/7/2007 6:48:36 PM
Your mind shares so much at 1 time~
WArmly, WArrior Sheee
For Loretta (Poetry) - 1/7/2007 6:47:13 PM
This touched my soul, with your expressive personality!
What a fulfilling tribute too!
WArm HuGs,Warrior Sheeeoxxo
Man Not Boy 24/7 (Poetry) - 11/25/2006 5:10:04 PM
thank you for your writing-and for your thoughts for today
Everywhere I Wept (Poetry) - 11/25/2006 5:06:01 PM
What a great introspective write-i enjoyed reading
Baptized a Baptist (Poetry) - 11/15/2006 5:29:05 PM
No one should define who you are except YOU.
I like that bit about the Alabama poop farmers. ROFL
Jim, you are priceless...and you are the only one who doesn't think so.
You really have a gift.
A Poem for Dreamers (REPOST) (Poetry) - 10/21/2006 6:21:44 AM
Beautiful sentences, beautiful poem!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Sunday’s Song (Poetry) - 2/28/2006 3:51:44 PM
Keep writing... you definitely have a calling.
For Loretta (Poetry) - 10/15/2005 8:24:55 PM
This is absolutely gorgeous, beautiful, passionate work!
Sunday’s Song (Poetry) - 9/18/2005 12:12:14 AM
This is wonderful, so very deep and outstandingly written,
Sunday’s Song (Poetry) - 9/13/2005 9:41:55 AM
A most excellent expression of emotions, Shy!
Sunday’s Song (Poetry) - 9/11/2005 3:39:09 PM
Will never kill a mocking bird again.
Sunday’s Song (Poetry) - 9/11/2005 11:04:44 AM
Shy, you never fail to stir all the senses, very emotional poem!
Hope one day you can just be...!
Black Superman Blues - song (Poetry) - 9/11/2005 6:39:24 AM
Don't ever let go of that song in your Soul, Shy Poet! Magically engaging write. Bravo!
I Danced with the Devil Ha! Ha! Ha! (Poetry) - 7/24/2005 12:23:34 PM
" ... In a place where the truth is blurred by evil men,
it has become less important whether i live or die.
It is more important, how I live or die! "
Love it! Wonderful inspirational write!
God bless, Jimmy!
Black Superman Blues - song (Poetry) - 7/24/2005 12:10:00 PM
You got the blues and you got them bad!! Love it! Excellent piece, ShyPoet!
Haiku 6-30-05 (Poetry) - 7/24/2005 12:05:33 PM
Beautiful, powerful haikus ShyPoet!
Haiku 6-30-05 (Poetry) - 7/6/2005 4:23:15 PM
a fantastic collage of ku!
Haiku 6-30-05 (Poetry) - 7/4/2005 5:24:03 PM
OK Sweets, so good to read you again!
Take Care & Happy 4th, Janny xoxoxo
PS. Speaking of the south, I am a member of the 'Nat'l Campaign for Tolerance', have my name on the wall. ;)
Haiku 6-30-05 (Poetry) - 7/1/2005 1:56:18 PM
Thought provoking, powerful haiku--exceptionally well done!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(
Haiku 6-30-05 (Poetry) - 7/1/2005 7:37:09 AM
Terrific captures, Shy One! Masterfully expressed.
Haiku 6-30-05 (Poetry) - 6/30/2005 9:17:44 PM
Nice to see you are still penning such insightful and powerful writings. :)
Haiku 6-30-05 (Poetry) - 6/30/2005 5:34:28 PM
Very unique poems.
Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reply - Black Plague 2005 (Poetry) - 6/24/2005 12:01:26 PM
i say what karla has to say; she said what i feel; i feel the same way in a lot of ways. i still have some prejudices myself..NOT against black people, mind you; growing up, i had friends who were black, plus i have a niece who is half black, and two great nieces who are black, hispanic, AND white!!.., but i have to learn to work through them and learn to accept the differences in people who aren't like me. when it comes to prejudice, i seem to have a huge problem with mexicans. i work with them, and i have a problem in their not learning to speak english, yet they live and work in america?? not good! that is where my prejudices lie, and i am sorry if i feel this way, but i know with god's help i will change and learn to accept them and put up with them. it isn't easy, and every day is a struggle! but i am willing to make an effort and change. just keep me in your prayers, that is all i ask! thank you for letting me get this off my chest!
Reply - Black Plague 2005 (Poetry) - 6/23/2005 1:57:01 PM
To Karla - thank you. Perhaps, I could have written the poem better, but I am glad you got the point anyway. Some didn’t. The poem talks about the “BAD” people and excludes the GOOD totally. I KNOW you are good. But, WE see only the BAD - and it needs to be said - THAT’S NOT YOUR FAULT OR THE FAULT OF ANY GOOD WHITE, BLACK, BROWN, RED, YELLOW OR ANYTHING ELSE PERSON. Yes, it is difficult to know what to do about a situation like this. I admire your courage replying.
To Sandy Knauer - thank you. Its on my title page. A favorite!
To: alexandre arnau
All people are beautiful! Stop tripping! I asked you your race because I wanted to know. Not to hate on you! In the past, I have written articles and poems that are not politically correct and had people hate on me. I like to know who I am talking to! Just for the record - When I was a Captain in the Air Force, my NCOIC (top enlisted guy) was Puerto Rican! We got along like brothers over 3 years!. Get it? I LIVE in an apartment complex with Mexicans and we don’t have any problems. Don’t you get it - I am more concerned with the content of your heart than your color. We are all the same color - HUMAN!
My poem is a reflection of the situation I am currently in.
My woman is Black, sweet, and totally innocent. My ex-wife is German, obviously liberal, and kind.
Yes, my articles have HELPED me and I know they have helped others.. That why I write - AWARENESS!
Letting people know what is wrong and un just is ALWAYS good. Always.
Surprising the facts is bad.
By the way, I moved here instead of Atlanta! I’ve been there AND I’ve been hunted there to were Martin Luther King was born! You are naïve! My article is intended to alert people about what is happening! I love all people of all colors! Obviously, I pushed a button (White Devil) that you hate! You fail to mention I was also talking about BLACK and other Devils! Sure, I could have used a more politically correct (nicer) term. But, again, my poem is a reflection of what I face (brutality) all the time. It obviously succeeded! My goal was to make people feel what I experience - its ugly like the poem and racism! Get it?
Government? Obviously, you still haven’t read my articles!
I did just move - to here Birmingham. Yes, I will move soon again. But, like you said, will it be better anywhere I go? By the way, my offer still stands. And you never suggested any ways to help!
You still don’t get it, I don’t care whether you are orange with red poker-dot spots. You are a human being! I tell you I am being tortured to death, and you tell me you don’t like my terminology?
Do you get it now?
Reply - Black Plague 2005 (Poetry) - 6/23/2005 12:32:40 PM
That's what makes this nation great, we are all free to express our opinions, whether or not we agree. I will say this--your anger is justified; what the white man has done to the black man, to anyone NOT white, is criminal; as I said, it makes me ashamed to be affiliated with them. I can't change anything that has happened in the past; but I can apologize for anything I've personally did, said or thought due to my lack of education or preconceived prejudices; and do my level headed best not to perpetuate the cycle of hatred. My sister married a black man; they had a daughter together; although a majority of my family had a big time problem with them marrying, I didn't; as long as he treated her right, it didn't matter WHAT color he was (unfortunately, the marriage failed). I don't hold that against him because he was black; he was just a jerk.
Like you said, there are bad ones in all races; the bad ones give each race a bad name.
I wasn't criticizing your poem; I thought it was bold, powerful and needed to be said. I just felt lumped in with all of Whitey...do forgive me for my anger.
I love your poems, I love the way you write. That will never change. :)
(((((HUGS))))) and love, Karla. :)
Reply - Black Plague 2005 (Poetry) - 6/23/2005 11:31:49 AM
If we must die, let it not be like hogs
Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot,
While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs,
Making their mock at our accursed lot.
If we must die, O let us nobly die,
So that our precious blood may not be shed
In vain; then even the monsters we defy
Shall be constrained to honor us though dead!
Reply - Black Plague 2005 (Poetry) - 6/23/2005 11:14:21 AM
if where you live is so terrible, get up and go. but don't believe for a second that your problems will be over, if you migrate north. we got as many problems, if not more, than the south does. in post-civil war america, the south had to rebuild, and it is a known fact that many southerners opposed slavery. so they did not want to be remembered for the stigma of slavery. if you don't believe me, how progressive the south is, look at atlanta, ga., or the chesapeake area, or charlottesville, nc. the list goes on and on. the north, however, still holds to its traditions of segregated neighborhoods, its quiet bigotry, of economic oppression. and being a native new yorker (uptown, baby), i'm quite familiar with all of these; friends being beaten by police, brown boys being killed for being in the wrong neighborhood with the wrong girl, being followed around macy's while shopping for a mother's day present, being told i needed a time belt change, when all i needed was an ignition switch, etc etc etc. so i understand what you were talking about. what i don't get is the finger pointing, name calling, backwards thinking, borderline paranoid,outright NIGGAtivity you displayed in your rant. someone who wasn't racist, at least in some small way, wouldn't have thrown around the "whitedevilcrackerofaywhitedevildevildevil" thing as easily as you did. i'll admit to being uncomfortable around white people, but those aren't the words that come to mind when i'm angry or feel targeted. and just because your lady is white doesn't mean anything. many grand dragons have been obsessed with black women. if you loved and respected her, you'd think twice about throwing around your phrases of choice, unless she hates herself anyway. if you want to focus your anger, focus it on the government who encourages you to think this way, encourages white people to hate brown people, who deny poor people proper educations to keep them poor, and keep the wealthy sitting in pork. crying about your situaton solves nothing, and only deepens the hole you sit in. recognize the babylon system design for what it is, and rise above.
Black Plague 2005 (Poetry) - 6/23/2005 11:11:13 AM
Wow ... You should watch Hotel Rwanda!! "You are black, you are even worse than a Nigger - you are African!"
Black Plague 2005 (Poetry) - 6/22/2005 8:51:34 PM
i had originally thought to write about how this piece you threw up on here was, however misguided, powerfully worded. after a second read, i decided that you were a racist.
disappointed in another person of color,
Black Plague 2005 (Poetry) - 6/22/2005 11:43:09 AM
Black Plague 2005 (Poetry) - 6/22/2005 11:09:14 AM
I know what Whitey has done is wrong; very wrong; it makes me ashamed to say I'm white. But please, please don't lump every single white person under this lable...not all of us feel this way.
Try being a single, white, overweight, disabled female in today's society; I have it no better than anyone else. In many aspects, I am now the minority.
I understand your anger; it is vividly, honestly and powerfully expressed. But again, it isn't just the black man's problem--it is ALL of our problem. What can we do as the HUMAN race to fix it??
((((HUGS)))), love and respect, Karla. :( *tears*
Baptized a Baptist (Poetry) - 6/21/2005 11:53:23 AM
A historic touching on the wounds of the soul.
"Baptized a Baptist" is a prose-poem par excelence; a voice of the
reality showing the pictures of the past that are reproduced by
new serfs´production machine in our Christian Society.
Keep on posting, Poet!
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Black Superman Blues - song (Poetry) - 6/10/2005 5:48:45 AM
Oh I LOVED IT I LOVED IT I LOVED!!!!
would love to hear it to music
this here is a winner
Black Superman Blues - song (Poetry) - 6/9/2005 12:06:04 AM
Jimmy...such a wonderful song my friend....cheers...love n luck....BHUWAN!!!
Black Superman Blues - song (Poetry) - 6/4/2005 12:30:54 PM
Great song, Jimmy. Fits my mood. Love and peace. Regis
Black Superman Blues - song (Poetry) - 6/4/2005 8:54:26 AM
excellent write, jimmy! well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
Black Superman Blues - song (Poetry) - 6/3/2005 7:07:08 PM
As a blues fan, I'll say this is righteous, my man.
Black Superman Blues - song (Poetry) - 6/3/2005 4:47:22 PM
This was the blues. You've got it! Well-done!
Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Black Superman Blues - song (Poetry) - 6/3/2005 2:35:28 PM
You got 'em, bad. Wow, what a song! Well done!
You need to be in a smoke filled bar, wailing this one--
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(
Black Superman Blues - song (Poetry) - 6/3/2005 8:28:24 AM
Jimmy...I LOVE the blues...and this song is great!
Cheers to you.
Highway Waltz A Different Side of Paradise (Poetry) - 5/16/2005 3:13:34 PM
It's been a while--too long a while. Welcome back!
An excellently penned, richly imaged poem; love the rhyme!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Highway Waltz A Different Side of Paradise (Poetry) - 5/16/2005 12:44:49 PM
Some great imagery, Jim. Especially those big bosoms. (smiles)
Welcome Back Josephine Lillie Mae Gann (Poetry) - 5/3/2005 9:14:06 AM
This would make a great ballad set to music.
Well done, Jim.
Silent Predator (Poetry) - 3/30/2005 7:38:25 AM
Hey, nobody bother you! Nobody bother me either. ;-) Where have you been and where are you? Intriguing and chilling, Shy. ~~Nordette
Silent Predator (Poetry) - 3/21/2005 10:16:19 AM
Outstanding Shy, this touches the core of my being, so powerful,
Silent Predator (Poetry) - 3/5/2005 12:29:44 PM
A meaningful and chilling message. Thank you. Love and peace. Regis
Silent Predator (Poetry) - 3/3/2005 8:32:19 AM
Deep and powerful write as usual from you...love n luck...BHUWAN!!!
Silent Predator (Poetry) - 2/15/2005 9:04:29 PM
Silent Predator (Poetry) - 2/14/2005 8:38:12 PM
seems like someone has been a tad testy ...
well witten in both content and form ...
Silent Predator (Poetry) - 2/14/2005 5:55:49 PM
miss you much....
full of great images
twisted....i agree with Judy
it's a new day baby.....
Silent Predator (Poetry) - 2/14/2005 5:13:55 PM
Great write....great lines 'his saxaphone sermon is keen'...What is the 'long finger' that wrote the song and cooked the meal?
Silent Predator (Poetry) - 2/14/2005 1:48:16 PM
Fraid not in this case he had best not follow old Judy these days. I know this type of person though and lived through it. Now it is pay back time and he won't need crackers. Excellent thoughts here and powerful message that you bring out.
A Poem for Dreamers (REPOST) (Poetry) - 1/21/2005 6:59:24 PM
I look into your eyes and see a race of kings and elders, deep and wise and proud. I look into your past and see the blood and sweat that built a nation, and a legacy that gave us our our American music and our very soul...a most beautiful poem!
HAIKU: utterly profane (Poetry) - 1/15/2005 4:19:58 PM
I Danced with the Devil Ha! Ha! Ha! (Poetry) - 1/7/2005 10:48:50 PM
very inspired ... enjoyed reading!
I Danced with the Devil Ha! Ha! Ha! (Poetry) - 1/7/2005 7:43:55 PM
You said it well, Shy Warrior. You said it well....
I Danced with the Devil Ha! Ha! Ha! (Poetry) - 1/7/2005 3:31:57 PM
bold. empowering. inspirational. a YES!!!!!!!!!!! kinda write--thank you
(((HUGS))) and keep dancing and writing :), love, karla. :)
I Danced with the Devil Ha! Ha! Ha! (Poetry) - 1/7/2005 2:39:16 PM
This is an enjoyable piece.
I Danced with the Devil Ha! Ha! Ha! (Poetry) - 1/7/2005 10:31:16 AM
still got the power!!!
Outstanding and congrats on defeat
like others said
inspirational!!! love your thoughts
how wonderful of you to share
I Danced with the Devil Ha! Ha! Ha! (Poetry) - 1/7/2005 9:19:48 AM
a strong story in poem form, this one, written quite well!
I Danced with the Devil Ha! Ha! Ha! (Poetry) - 1/7/2005 8:46:52 AM
Well you hit upon a key truth in what you say that you prayed and yes God does want us to keep it that way. Your last lines says it all. It how you live or die. Well done.
I Danced with the Devil Ha! Ha! Ha! (Poetry) - 1/7/2005 8:27:37 AM
Powerful, inspirational write!
I will be gone for a few days. (Poetry) - 12/31/2004 7:30:19 AM
Welcome to the club of those that do not like Capital One and I must say that they accepted our personal check as I do not give carte blance on credit cards. I posted an item on uk about Crapital One a while back. My bank was BankAmerica and you might want to try BidPay just a suggestion. They have to accept BidPay through online banking. Okay and keep posting.
A Poem for Dreamers (Original) (Poetry) - 12/30/2004 12:11:46 AM
This was so outstanding Shy, absolutely loved this:
Now I talk to rivers
And the rivers talk back to me
They linger like dreams
And spread their life to everywhere
Like my 'peoples'
Even on the shores of a defeatist society ...
so insightful and wise,
Now You Know You Are A Black Person (Poetry) - 12/29/2004 9:39:00 PM
Interesting write very deep!
A Poem for Dreamers (Original) (Poetry) - 12/29/2004 9:37:21 PM
Loved the write this speaks volumes !
A Poem for Dreamers (Original) (Poetry) - 12/25/2004 12:05:53 PM
Well expressed and replete with wisdom. Thank you for sharing this offering. Best wishes of love and peace. Regis
A Poet’s Heart Opens Doors (Poetry) - 12/22/2004 10:50:01 AM
`This was so exceptionally done~*
A Poet’s Heart Opens Doors (Poetry) - 12/20/2004 4:03:49 PM
Simply amazing write! Thank you for sharing!
Have a Wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Man Not Boy 24/7 (Poetry) - 12/16/2004 10:21:21 AM
HAIKU: utterly profane (Poetry) - 12/16/2004 10:19:11 AM
much enjoyed, especially #2 point well made
A Poet’s Heart Opens Doors (Poetry) - 12/16/2004 10:17:57 AM
the doors we open
are not always welcome
when the day is done
they do not always summon
people of a kindred spirit
people of sadness reign
sometimes they do not get
that we are all simply insane
poets open doors
while others often close them
many times keeping score
up til the very end
I enjoyed your writings very much
thank you for stopping by to read mine
read on I say... I shall do the same
A Poet’s Heart Opens Doors (Poetry) - 12/13/2004 10:20:58 AM
Powerfully expressed. Thank you. Love and peace. Regis
Misunderstood, All She Wanted Was a Sweet Prince (Poetry) - 11/1/2004 4:54:15 PM
Okay, so you used to date Lil Kim right? ;-) Just kidding.
Enjoyed this piece, Shy, especially the fourth stanza.
What Must We Do? (Poetry) - 10/2/2004 10:32:54 PM
People say that my poetry is dark. I can relate to these verses. Thank you. Love and peace. Regis
What Must We Do? (Poetry) - 9/23/2004 5:13:39 AM
I agree with Mitzi.
What Must We Do? (Poetry) - 9/14/2004 1:06:00 PM
Dang Shy...you do darkness so well
actually it isn't dark to me but reality!!!!
it's raw and the thoughts you give with this is almost over-whelming
gives one much to think about!!!
What Must We Do? (Poetry) - 9/14/2004 7:50:09 AM
What Must We Do? (Poetry) - 9/13/2004 12:51:47 PM
This is an excellent expression of thoughts and questions many of us swirl around in our minds and never manage to exteriorize. It is also a very courageous look at the innermost self, that which most of us are not brave enough to face... as in fact, most of us find it easier to accuse outer "dragons" than to admit that the worst of all may live within ourselves. Thank you for this powerful poem (including the marvelous 2nd stanza), and my wishes of all
What Must We Do? (Poetry) - 9/12/2004 2:36:35 PM
i hope you are feeling better soon. keep rising above the circumstance...i do, every day. if you need to talk, message board me (PRIVATE), i'll answer
powerfully imaged write--well done!
(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :(
What Must We Do? (Poetry) - 9/12/2004 1:20:50 PM
Glad I dropped into today to read this feast of words/thoughts/emotions. Sorry to hear you are down but I do believe, as do you, that you will feel better soon. Excellent insight and thanks for sharing with us the extra stanza.
What Must We Do? (Poetry) - 9/12/2004 10:34:10 AM
Excellent poem indeed, shypoet.
What Must We Do? (Poetry) - 9/12/2004 9:05:08 AM
Excellent Shy, I liked the verse you dropped also, very powerful!
Now You Know You Are A Black Person (Poetry) - 9/9/2004 4:35:41 PM
To Eileen - I'm not offended at all. You are always graceful and kind. classy.
Too many things are taken from my p[eople too easily!
This is a poem about the attitudes I precive in the tournament officals and the sports commentators. Its convienient that always when these things happen, the white people are always afraid to call other white people racists.
Now Eileen, yes, perhaps my past experiences have jaded my view, but maybe not. Imagine this, if Jennifer C. had been playing a Russian, people still would have been upset. but, the difference is, and there would have been one (with two white players) - that the chair would have been easier called biased.
What i am trying to say, and what the peom was SUPPOSED to be about was how white shy away from admitting racism was involved if it accuses a fellow white person of racism. the facts could be bold, undeniable, in your face, and still whites will deny it almost as if they are blinded to the fact that one or mopre of them are racist. what do you imagine the people in the rest of the world think with FOUR calls. Now, anyone can make 2 bad calls, but four? the chair umpire was obviously biased and so was Tracy A as she always is. Now, could the umpire favor Jennifer C. over another white woman player. Sure! but would she call four balls bad - blatantly? probably not!
Andy Turner, speak simply and not in riddles. be a man and say what you want to say!
Mitzi - thanks, and best wishes.
Thanks TRASK - peace to you!
Tunderduck - yes, i missed the point i was trying to make. R U absolutely sure it isn't a color issue. Wasn't the chair umpire simply putting Serena in her place (and embarrassing the tournament and her country at the same time? I appreciate your honesty - thank you for commenting. I will say this, perhaps yopu are right, i am not sure, but it sure seems like a howling cluster fuck to me!
Karla D - thank you and best wishes.
Now You Know You Are A Black Person (Poetry) - 9/9/2004 2:34:51 PM
Weird until you metioned this, I had not noticed....
Now You Know You Are A Black Person (Poetry) - 9/9/2004 6:37:50 AM
Shy I commend you for this, and yes I believe it was race
thers is know way I saw it as well...very sad and angry
and you are correct in all your words
"hats off to Serena and especially to her parents. They raised a daughter with a lot of class"
not only that but if you watched the reality show, the boxing show that aired that same day, the exact same thing happen...I saw an old show of Geraldo with KKK members, Sistah Souljah, and Al Sharpton their were other guest....but nothing stood out to me more than a White man from the south (i can't remember which of the groups he was from, not skin heads cause he blasted both groups he was a racist as well, anyway) he said "we (the white race) take what we want don't blame me for you all weakness"
he was speaking of slavery
he was speaking on the land that the USA was made on
and the list goes on and on
Strong (Black) Man
Keep up the good work!!!!
Now You Know You Are A Black Person (Poetry) - 9/8/2004 6:36:03 PM
Shy, I'm an avid tennis fan. I can't tell you how many times I got upset over wrong calls because the number is myriad. I felt bad for Serena too, as I did when it happened to Venus, but not because of their color. Just because it was a wrong call. I really think you are stretching it to make this a color issue. I know your story and understand how you feel, but I think that may have "colored" your
outlook on the race card just a tad too much. I hope you aren't offended because I respect you Jim, as I think you know.
Now You Know You Are A Black Person (Poetry) - 9/8/2004 3:47:45 PM
Hey, What The F--k They're Payen Pervert -Hobie One Ko No Be-- (I am Innocent But I Fucked Her Anyway's)_ $136 Millions To Shit On A Basketball--Money Talks Peoples Walks_
Your Poem Has Nothin Do With Racism,i.e. It Needed To Be Said_
Me, Only Time I See Color Is When You People Even White Trash Dis-Respect Me!
Now You Know You Are A Black Person (Poetry) - 9/8/2004 2:08:29 PM
not being a racist by nature I find your poem a bit one sided. I agree she was robbed. But was it really a fault of the white race? I truly doubt it. To many other factors control tennis today. Take a look at some who have never won a major title, yet get huge cash rewards. I've see plenty of "White" players recieve bad calls due to blind side line judges. Serena is a lady with class. Don't tarnish her by making this a race issue ok
Now You Know You Are A Black Person (Poetry) - 9/8/2004 1:44:52 PM
i agree with you 1,000 percent. even though i am white, doesn't make me right. :) serena was robbed, but showed much more dignity and class than a lot of white folk in her position. that's why i admire her so much.
beautiful write--thank you for sharing :)
(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)
Man Not Boy 24/7 (Poetry) - 8/24/2004 6:42:04 AM
Wow..powerful and outstanding Shy! Excellently expressed!
Man Not Boy 24/7 (Poetry) - 8/21/2004 1:30:35 AM
A blessing is disguise is everyone's awareness, and these issues put behind. In this life time? Dunno.
Man Not Boy 24/7 (Poetry) - 8/20/2004 11:49:30 PM
Man Not Boy 24/7 (Poetry) - 8/20/2004 8:43:41 PM
The shame of it is this should still be written of in the year 2004!
I hope and pray for that day it will be a fading memory Shy!
Man Not Boy 24/7 (Poetry) - 8/20/2004 2:19:29 PM
this is powerful poetry; vividly illustrated, painfully rendered. BRAVO!
(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :(
HAIKU: utterly profane (Poetry) - 8/15/2004 2:38:10 AM
I enjoy your work and this is yet another example of that...good to read your work finally...it's been a while...
Magic Whispers (Poetry) - 8/4/2004 6:46:53 AM
Magic Whispers (Poetry) - 8/3/2004 10:48:11 PM
the way you brought
feelings from deep down
beautiful tribute to poems and poetry!!!
Magic Whispers (Poetry) - 7/31/2004 10:33:09 PM
fantastic pace, my brotha.
cynth'ya lewis reed
Magic Whispers (Poetry) - 7/31/2004 9:35:21 PM
Excellent tribute the poets.
Thanks for stopping by as well.
Magic Whispers (Poetry) - 7/29/2004 11:43:29 AM
Sweet write about writing. :-)
Magic Whispers (Poetry) - 7/26/2004 9:03:21 PM
A superb tribute to poetry and poets, Shy. Lovely work. Thank you. Love and peace. Regis
Magic Whispers (Poetry) - 7/12/2004 6:50:16 PM
This was so lovely Shy, absolutely beautiful poetry,
Magic Whispers (Poetry) - 7/12/2004 4:32:13 PM
"...by kissing melancholy souls with a smile."
What a beautiful way to put the power of poetic words, Jim!
I enjoyed this very much.
Magic Whispers (Poetry) - 7/12/2004 3:28:11 PM
Shy... awesome write!
Swollen rages weeping refrains
as twilight skies swell, seep and howl …
--- It is here, poets examine then lick itchy itches,
then, endure thorns, spilled ink, and stains ...
Magic Whispers (Poetry) - 7/12/2004 10:30:52 AM
a beautiful write--profound and vividly captured, the art of poesy--well done, BRAVO!
(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)
Magic Whispers (Poetry) - 7/12/2004 1:07:16 AM
Good to read you again, Jim. "Magic Whispers" is a wonderful poem. And poetry is like magic in a way that most literature isn't. It is personal, yet expressed in a universal way. It an ache, a joy, a revelation and as you so beautifully put it:
"Poems are but knotted thoughts,
gifts … finally unbound -
Poet’s tears heal many wounds,
abundant, frequent, salty, bizarre, dark,
by kissing melancholy souls with a smile …"
Love that stanza!
Magic Whispers (Poetry) - 7/11/2004 10:45:39 PM
Sounds like the yin and yang of poetry!
Where have you been Jim?;-)
Good to read your wondrous work again!
Magic Whispers (Poetry) - 7/11/2004 5:19:38 PM
You have defined poetry from yon to woe and tip to toe.
Magic Whispers (Poetry) - 7/11/2004 1:49:26 PM
"Let all poet’s lyrics surge for a while
though runners many, many -
pass on poetry’s edgy fiery blazing trail -
begrudge no muse his whims,
humanity needs so many.
Swollen rages weeping refrains
as twilight skies swell, seep and howl …
--- It is here, poets examine then lick itchy itches,
then, endure thorns, spilled ink, and stains ...
When poets explore untried trails -- delight remains."
This is beautiful SHY!
Magic Whispers (Poetry) - 7/11/2004 12:44:55 PM
Interesting theme. The opening line is an attention getter. The thought that a poem’s own cadence can break its stride of rhythm creates an interesting image, revealing the tension that exists within the lines of certain poetry. The many similar contradictions here made this a joy to read.
Shy’s Ode to Poetic Souls (Poetry) - 7/8/2004 5:39:02 PM
Hi Sweets, you are such a fine talent/word-smith! Wishing you everything that is good.
Love, JC xoxoxo
Shy’s Ode to Poetic Souls (Poetry) - 7/8/2004 5:06:05 PM
Wise message. Thank you for sharing this offering. Love and peace. Regis
Shy’s Ode to Poetic Souls (Poetry) - 7/2/2004 7:20:55 AM
very beautiful the poem and the thoughts that follow it is like reading an what-do-you-call-it book(LOL) you know you read a page each day mind gone for the moment but you should think about publishing one of those books there are people out there who needs thing like that, surely people in the churches,you know
Shy’s Ode to Poetic Souls (Poetry) - 6/29/2004 12:47:31 AM
Shy’s Ode to Poetic Souls (Poetry) - 6/25/2004 5:36:39 PM
the soul of this poem is inflamed with wisdom!
Shy’s Ode to Poetic Souls (Poetry) - 6/25/2004 3:37:45 PM
Your calling card is very beautiful shy poet....it has a shiny gold edge,very original...perfection!
Shy’s Ode to Poetic Souls (Poetry) - 6/25/2004 2:36:18 PM
"Flicker in brilliance, and ignite fires in poetic souls." For this is the purpose of poetry -- always to inspire. And this poem has inspired me. It has made me question the reasons behind verses. Why do we express them. Not enough that we do. If we have learned something through our journey as human beings and poets, then we must inspire.
Thank you for sharing this. Good to hear from you again.
Shy’s Ode to Poetic Souls (Poetry) - 6/25/2004 1:09:54 PM
your potry is in a class of its own this is no exception...
Shy’s Ode to Poetic Souls (Poetry) - 6/25/2004 10:56:44 AM
powerful, heartfelt, beautiful write--well done, so glad to see you back where you belong :)
(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)
Shy’s Ode to Poetic Souls (Poetry) - 6/25/2004 8:49:23 AM
A good write, pure and simple...
Shy’s Ode to Poetic Souls (Poetry) - 6/25/2004 7:16:35 AM
Excellent piece of poetry. Enjoyed reading from you again.
Shy’s Ode to Poetic Souls (Poetry) - 6/25/2004 6:32:38 AM
This was beautiful Shy, I loved that last stanza, excellent thoughts and poetry!
Shy’s Ode to Poetic Souls (Poetry) - 6/25/2004 5:56:53 AM
"Anger rages with fury, but it is incredible laughter
That releases burdens that weigh heavy on souls."
Shy’s Ode to Poetic Souls (Poetry) - 6/25/2004 5:24:05 AM
Shy, This is great!!!
Shy’s Ode to Poetic Souls (Poetry) - 6/25/2004 5:23:52 AM
"...it is incredible laughter that releases burdens that weigh
heavy on souls."
I love this line the best, in this piece, which is also one of
This thought has been my "words to live by"...that laughter is
the soothing balm for our injured souls.
Shy’s Ode to Poetic Souls (Poetry) - 6/25/2004 4:15:08 AM
This is so beautiful, heart touching.
HAIKU: utterly profane (Poetry) - 6/5/2004 3:20:42 PM
I love haiku. I love what you have done here. Thank you. Love and peace to you. Regis
HAIKU: utterly profane (Poetry) - 5/31/2004 8:17:49 AM
must say, while yes it can be true...
hopefully more not than yes
HAIKU: utterly profane (Poetry) - 5/31/2004 3:21:39 AM
HAIKU: utterly profane (Poetry) - 5/30/2004 10:10:24 AM
i enjoy and agree with Reed on this
in the words of Indie Arie
"what God gave me is just fine"
Feast on Celebration Day (Poetry) - 5/30/2004 10:06:09 AM
feel the truth and history behind these words
you put it in a very tasteful way
enjoyed the mystery here!!!!
HAIKU: utterly profane (Poetry) - 5/29/2004 6:49:17 PM
i must admitt my head is going round in circles on this one as it seems to make no semantic sense whatsoever but it has the superficial attraction of appearing to be a sophisticated perverse truism in a decadadent social context, perhaps it is... saludos robin sorry about et al perhaps they can explain if its neither is or when & why it should be shame & a reward
HAIKU: utterly profane (Poetry) - 5/29/2004 6:14:43 AM
Laughing.. so much said with so few words..and sooooooooo true!!!
HAIKU: utterly profane (Poetry) - 5/28/2004 3:03:02 PM
nothin' shy about this one--hit 'em where it hurts!! good one you! dynamite haiku--thank you--enjoyed very much (the haiku, not the plastic...never mind LOL *blushing*)
(((HUGS))) and love, karla.
HAIKU: utterly profane (Poetry) - 5/28/2004 10:29:37 AM
Excellent and Powerful haiku!
HAIKU: utterly profane (Poetry) - 5/28/2004 10:14:49 AM
WOWOWO Shy well done.
HAIKU: utterly profane (Poetry) - 5/28/2004 12:55:08 AM
"plastic obscenity" -- that's a very interesting variation of two common occurences, but when put together, they describe what this poem does to me: People being so fake that it's unjustifiable by any measure of decency.
Very nice work "not-so-shy" Poet (smiles)
cynth'ya lewis reed
HAIKU: utterly profane (Poetry) - 5/27/2004 9:52:47 PM
WONDERFUL haiku, Jimmy!
HAIKU: utterly profane (Poetry) - 5/27/2004 9:08:46 PM
Shy...this is good!One of the better contemporary haiku/senryu I have read recently.
Here is my response to this sharp gem of yours...
Hangs limply in the window
HAIKU: utterly profane (Poetry) - 5/27/2004 4:53:29 PM
May sting, but wow, this is a fantastic Haiku, Shy!
So well written!
Feast on Celebration Day (Poetry) - 5/27/2004 4:48:05 PM
Wow...and i say wow rarely...but wow. The depth of this write is amazing. Your metaphors are so well done as to be imperceptible if one is not looking closely. At least...and i could be all wet here...i see this as a complete metaphor. Starting with the Southern reference...this reads to me as a piece on race relations. If i am wrong...well, just ignore me...lol...won't be the first time! And if it isn't intended in this manner...it doesn't matter...because to me, it speaks a strong, bold and clear message. I am very impressed!
HAIKU: utterly profane (Poetry) - 5/27/2004 4:37:20 PM
Yikes! What a strong message here. This is certainly a "modern" haiku. Much enjoyed! :)
HAIKU: utterly profane (Poetry) - 5/27/2004 4:15:18 PM
Feast on Celebration Day (Poetry) - 5/27/2004 11:00:43 AM
This is so wonderful, Jim!
Feast on Celebration Day (Poetry) - 5/27/2004 8:24:17 AM
Well written my friend....excellent!!!!
Feast on Celebration Day (Poetry) - 5/26/2004 7:13:19 PM
Oh Jim! this really is terribly dark,
but it rings true and you have a need
to express it! God bless you!
Feast on Celebration Day (Poetry) - 5/26/2004 5:10:50 PM
Wow..powerful and so chilling, excellent poem,
Feast on Celebration Day (Poetry) - 5/26/2004 5:08:31 PM
No matter what the subject, you're such a fine writer. Very well penned.....ty, Dani
Feast on Celebration Day (Poetry) - 5/26/2004 4:23:51 PM
i think i know what's in it...yuck! salty, yes, distasteful, perhaps--but seasoned to perfection.
remind me not to join you at your bar-b-ques :), for i may not like what i find LOL
one scary, chilling write! well done! well, well done! LOL
(((HUGS))) and love, karla.
Sudan, Sun, Shadow, and Shade (Poetry) - 5/25/2004 11:56:40 AM
Yes, Jimmy, the world is indeed in a sad and desolute state.
Thank God it won't be that way too much longer.
Good to see you posting again!
Sudan, Sun, Shadow, and Shade (Poetry) - 5/24/2004 6:47:29 PM
Sad write. Nicely done.
Sudan, Sun, Shadow, and Shade (Poetry) - 5/24/2004 5:05:26 PM
Jim, I am happy that I had the few minutes to
be on here today just to read this. Your deep
feelings expressed with soul always touch me.
I feel the yearning of a soul that wants so much
for peace not only for himself but for the
entire world. One of your best here friend.
I am proud to call you friend.... hugs.....floria
Sudan, Sun, Shadow, and Shade (Poetry) - 5/24/2004 12:50:10 PM
powerful, powerful write, shy; one of your best--heartbreaking
(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :(
Sudan, Sun, Shadow, and Shade (Poetry) - 5/24/2004 12:32:47 PM
Sad, isn't it, to think Africa is the cradle of civilization and Africans are the most downtrodden of nations and subjected to such absolute horrors. They've lost so much and it goes on and on. Very well expressed, Jim. Good work as always, and thoughtful.
Sudan, Sun, Shadow, and Shade (Poetry) - 5/24/2004 10:42:17 AM
You have captured their plight with simple grace,
that shouts the need, that goes unheeded. One can
only wonder why and pray. I have given to their cause
but it's like a grain of sand. The need is beyond
comprehension!Thanks for this exceptional write Jim!
Welcome Back Josephine Lillie Mae Gann (Poetry) - 5/11/2004 9:54:47 PM
Jim, this poem is wonderful. You are full of good thoughts :0)
Welcome Back Josephine Lillie Mae Gann (Poetry) - 5/9/2004 12:40:59 PM
It's good you can be so positive and uplifting.
Welcome Back Josephine Lillie Mae Gann (Poetry) - 5/1/2004 9:03:02 PM
Breakfast of champions… Poetry & Coffee. Excellent write. What’s for lunch?
Welcome Back Josephine Lillie Mae Gann (Poetry) - 5/1/2004 7:05:06 PM
Beautiful poem Shy poet,full os the sweetness and rapture of spring,fresh and lovely!
Love and best wishes
Welcome Back Josephine Lillie Mae Gann (Poetry) - 5/1/2004 3:54:38 PM
A lovely poetic tale, ShyPoet. Thank you. Love and peace to you. Regis
Welcome Back Josephine Lillie Mae Gann (Poetry) - 5/1/2004 9:27:16 AM
DELIGHTFUL writing, Jimmy!
Welcome Back Josephine Lillie Mae Gann (Poetry) - 4/29/2004 10:08:25 PM
Ron what a wonderful writing. Held on to each word and expression. I could feel inside of me the goings on of both persons in the poem. HOW WELL YOU WROTE THIS! Bill
....hope you are feeling better....
Welcome Back Josephine Lillie Mae Gann (Poetry) - 4/29/2004 7:30:21 AM
Welcome Back Josephine Lillie Mae Gann (Poetry) - 4/27/2004 12:34:17 AM
To a white British girl like me, Shy, this is an adorable portrayal of everything I love about your easy, rhythmic, lyrical and verbose Black ways!! It is honest, gentle and yet tinged with the sanguine heat and passion of the Black feel-good factor that so many of us (UK!!) bloodless whites miss out on! I also loved the reciprocity of feelings shared between the hero and heroine here: that she had been away, and yet still lonely, as indeed he was having stayed at home and waited...but what a springtime they will have now they are together! Uplifting and satisfying write, Shy... just like the Big Breakfast you missed out on in order to give us this food for thought to relish! Thank you. KB
Welcome Back Josephine Lillie Mae Gann (Poetry) - 4/26/2004 7:55:32 PM
Excellent write, Shy Poet...
Enjoyed it very much!
Welcome Back Josephine Lillie Mae Gann (Poetry) - 4/25/2004 8:42:36 PM
I love this one SHY it is so well written and expressed....
Always love the notations notes....
Welcome Back Josephine Lillie Mae Gann (Poetry) - 4/25/2004 7:21:53 PM
Jim I thoroughly enjoyed this winsome wondrous write!
You are a gifted poet with much talent and flair!;-)
Welcome Back Josephine Lillie Mae Gann (Poetry) - 4/25/2004 6:38:40 PM
delightful poem/tale ... well penned ...
Welcome Back Josephine Lillie Mae Gann (Poetry) - 4/25/2004 2:58:01 PM
This was lovely, a delightful poem!
Welcome Back Josephine Lillie Mae Gann (Poetry) - 4/25/2004 1:50:53 PM
delightful, delightful read--enjoyed the flavor of this one
((((HUGS)))) and love, karla. :)
Welcome Back Josephine Lillie Mae Gann (Poetry) - 4/25/2004 12:09:35 PM
This was pure delight Shy...You have never
written like this before as far as I can
remember....it was fun..I love the play on
words...really enjoyed reading it...my tongue
got a bit twisted...LOL....good writing again..
Welcome Back Josephine Lillie Mae Gann (Poetry) - 4/25/2004 11:59:32 AM
I loved the lilting phrasing in this, Jimmy!
Wonder what you will come up with for the next
two meals...hee hee.
Welcome Back Josephine Lillie Mae Gann (Poetry) - 4/25/2004 11:20:39 AM
hahahaha i do enjoy you
she sounds kinda familiar
liked the wordiness
Welcome Back Josephine Lillie Mae Gann (Poetry) - 4/25/2004 11:09:24 AM
I did enjoy it Shy- now you can look forward to lunch! Lisa
Misunderstood, All She Wanted Was a Sweet Prince (Poetry) - 4/22/2004 12:10:57 PM
it carries sorrow so well