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EdwinBozie
Sat Feb 24 03:25:40 2018

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My Review of Something by RachelMurray
A beautiful poem New
I enjoyed this poem very much. It had a beautiful musical quality to it and it's theme was just as beautiful. I enjoyed the attempt to describe that certain indescribable quality the persona sees in another. There is a continuous expression of brilliance and light I noticed in the quality the persona perceives in the other person and it also appears to contain a certain simplicity to it in the words "But you wear it so lightly" creating a sort of paradox between an indescribable quality and its simplicity. Thanks for sharing.
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EdwinBozie
Sat Feb 24 03:18:06 2018

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My Review of Crazy Dreams by michaelgallatin
Interesting poem New
I enjoyed the theme about things not always being as they seem and this sounded a bit different from your usual themes but it was a good poem though I can't completely agree with the entire idea.
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EdwinBozie
Thu Jan 25 10:39:31 2018

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My Review of His Final Take by michaelgallatin
Lovely!
This poem was very lovely. I especially enjoyed the fact that on his final journey, he wasn't alone but was surrounded by relatives which sort of creates a bridge of time in the sense that relatives that had been deceased were now there with him. Must have also been a real relief to discover that the end of his journey was simply the beginning and rather pleasant.
Thanks for sharing. It's a lovely thought.
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EdwinBozie
Thu Jan 25 10:35:18 2018

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My Review of On A Bright And Sunny Day by michaelgallatin
Beautiful friendship
I enjoyed the theme of friendship displayed in this piece. Also goes to show just how far reaching inspiration really is. It was a pleasant poem, very lively. Enjoyed the flowing musical quality and alternating rhyme pattern. Thanks for sharing.
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EdwinBozie
Wed Jan 24 09:27:10 2018

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My Review of LOVE"S POSITIVE FORCE by kitty
Very deep poem
I enjoyed this poem. It was very deep and is worthy of reflection. Enjoyed how it began with the power of love to renew the minds of people, then progresses into where and how love is found and finally concludes with the power of love to animate, create and maintain harmony throughout the cosmos. Thanks for sharing.
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EdwinBozie
Wed Jan 24 09:22:52 2018

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My Review of Reach Out by michaelgallatin
A beautiful piece
I enjoyed the theme of unity in this poem. It was a wonderful poem and well expressed through its rhyme and musical quality. Also showed the alternative to unity which is rather not very attractive. Also liked the theme showing the fact that its a shared world and we inhabit it together so we might as well get along.
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EdwinBozie
Thu Jan 18 11:40:36 2018

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My Review of Just A Little Crass by michaelgallatin
An interesting tribute
This was an interesting tribute. The persona of this poem seems to reflect on life with his dad. He speaks of his father's strength and also speaks at length of how difficult a person he was however e reflects that his father did teach him how to fight in spite of it all and that he'd go through it all again meaning, he has no particular regrets concerning his father but the good outweighed the bad. It is a beautiful tribute.
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EdwinBozie
Thu Jan 18 11:36:21 2018

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My Review of Yo, Ho, Ho! by richom
Very humorous indeed!
I enjoyed this poem. Made me laugh a lot. Initially, when I began reading it, I intended to skip it but I'm glad I read it all the way through. This poem seems to speak of an escape from the usual routine of everyday life, an abandonment of worries and embracing a life of piracy. However, the persona further realizes that in spite of all the joys piracy may appear to hold, it also has it's lows. To embrace it would in turn be forsaking the joys of a normal life. He concludes that common sense wins this time, I assume that he decides to settle for a normal life. This was a humorous poem and pleasant to read.
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EdwinBozie
Wed Jan 17 08:50:43 2018

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My Review of The Walking Wounded by michaelgallatin
Sad, powerful and true
This poem describes mankind as wounded yet walking. Might mean that we go through our daily experiences bearing wounds. There was also mention of the desire for peace throughout our struggle, in that the living envy the dead and we find a brief peace in our dreams. There was also mention of the fact that throughout our suffering, there are moments of joy ad love. Also mention of the naivety of childhood giving in to the harsh reality of adult life. Overall, an enjoyable piece packed with many themes and lessons.
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EdwinBozie
Wed Jan 17 08:44:50 2018

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My Review of The Black Dog by JohnCreekmore
Good advice!
This isn't only a good poem but contains sound advice! I enjoyed it and will also admit that I needed it. The Black Dog from this poem appears to represent an omen of fear. Something that delights in provoking fear and feeding on it, as well as anger, something that basically thrives on negativity. The advice given is good, that given it as much attention as a passing shadow will eventually cause it to slink away.
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EdwinBozie
Sat Jan 13 12:33:54 2018

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My Review of If... by clb520
Quite a sad poem
This is a sad poem in that it appears to be full of negativity. The persona of this poem appears to be sickened by dishonesty, in that it appears that they have been hurt by a web of lies. In terms of quality relating to choice of diction, rhyme pattern and musical quality, the poem is impressive but I was not impressed with the negativity of its theme.
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EdwinBozie
Tue Jan 9 12:58:08 2018

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My Review of Jewlery box of my heart by seriouspoet
Beautiful love poem
This is a beautiful love poem. Enjoyed the imagery used. The poem seems to compare the persona's heart to a jewellery box. It appeared the persona had a traumatic experience in the past and due to that, the persona might have been very hesitant to display his feelings. However, the love interest in the poem appears to have filled the persona's life with beautiful experiences. It is a wonderful poem. Thanks for sharing.
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EdwinBozie
Tue Jan 9 12:52:21 2018

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My Review of Time Marches on by matelotrod
Enjoyed this poem
It was a wonderful memory to share. Eating habits might be one of the greatest changes to have occurred between then and now from what I can see from what you shared. However the poem was enjoyable. Thanks for sharing.
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EdwinBozie
Tue Jan 9 12:45:10 2018

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My Review of Foxy Friendship by matelotrod
A lively poem
This poem is very lively. I enjoyed it. It had an interesting rhyme pattern. It had a few surprises though. When I read the last two lines of the first stanza and realized the persona had mistaken a fox for a dog it made me laugh. Thought of it initially as a bit of a rude awakening. It was interesting though how the fox stood his ground, everything seemed to scream danger, and when it seemed like the fox was 'speaking', that was another rude awakening. But the friendship the persona developed with the fox was interesting and beautiful. Especially, when the persona begins to consider other fearful possibilities, in that humans could be responsible for the extinction of the fox and that friendship might never have come to be. It was a bit of a pleasant ending.
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EdwinBozie
Tue Jan 9 12:35:11 2018

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My Review of The Day of Trouble by JohnCreekmore
An interesting lesson
This was an interesting poem that seems to speak about times of trouble, the first two stanzas seem to imply that the day of trouble could come about gradually like a stormy weather moving inland or as suddenly as the lightning. The further stanzas seem to imply that attached to it is internal turmoil. In that it seems as though one's life has been split in two and one seems to have gone astray but it concludes with the hope that when endured, one begins to look back to it as the road that brought one so far.
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EdwinBozie
Sat Jan 6 08:52:24 2018

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My Review of INJUSTICE OF JAPANESE INTERNMENT CAMPS by seriouspoet
Evokes a lot of emotion
This poem evokes a lot of emotion and it is very powerful because it is an outcry against injustice. The poem seems to speak of a peaceful life that was rudely interrupted by tragedy which though the persona was not involved in causing, caused the persona to be treated as though he was. It seems that the persona's ancestral roots trace to another race different from the country he lived in at the time so the poem does have some suggestions of racism related to the persona's suffering. The poem concludes with a theme that suggests that no amount of money can undo the pain caused by injustice.
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EdwinBozie
Sat Jan 6 08:43:32 2018

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My Review of A real good thing by Marcas
Short but true
I can't say much about this poem because it is quite short but I do understand that the theme of this poem is to be true to oneself. In a certain way, the poem sounds like a question and at the same time a suggestion.
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EdwinBozie
Sat Jan 6 08:39:33 2018

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My Review of Broken hope by angrygirl
Powerfully expressed
This is a wonderful poem though very sad in its theme. It's imagery is vivid and describes a suffocating kind of pain. It's amazing though that though the poem seems to be focused around the theme of despair, there are suggestions of hope within it, in that, the persona struggles to cling to the hope he has left which indicates that the persona hasn't given up but is still fighting. A wonderful poem. Thanks for sharing.
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EdwinBozie
Sat Jan 6 08:35:03 2018

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My Review of THE STUPIDITY OF HATE by seriouspoet
Sad and beautiful
A beautiful poem but sad. Doesn't happen often but this poem made my heart feel heavy but it also made me smile. The love the persona showed towards Rainbow and their faithful companionship. It was sad that his life had to be taken because someone despised his color. That part had some notion of racism and the terrible things it can cause. But I'm certain Rainbow was happy due to the love the persona showed it.
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EdwinBozie
Sat Jan 6 08:29:27 2018

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My Review of Thoughts Both Long And Deep by michaelgallatin
Full of lessons
This poem was interesting, I found it full of interesting lessons. There were so many experiences shared in this poem, some of them were happy, some were sad and painful, I also enjoyed the notes you wrote concerning this poem. Once more you expressed your love for wolves, made me laugh a bit. Still enjoy the musical quality of your poem and the rhymes.
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EdwinBozie
Wed Jan 3 06:36:50 2018

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My Review of One Brief Look by michaelgallatin
LOL!!!
Oh, you really made me laugh hard this time. I suppose this might be a poem about a mirror trying to slap a false identity on you. Yeah, at times like that, the best way to deal with it is to ran far away before you end up actually becoming what is portrayed in the mirror. Thanks for sharing. A very enjoyable piece, humorous and very unique!
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EdwinBozie
Wed Jan 3 06:32:49 2018

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My Review of How Cold Is It by taylor12
Quite humorous!
Above all else, I'll say this was quite a humorous piece even though I believe it was meant to sound very serious. Yep, these are all realities we have to face and it's a good thing we have began to realize that a lot of it is manmade. The good news it that if it can be done, it can be undone, just requires a ridiculous amount of determination on a massive scale. An enjoyable piece, thanks for sharing.
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EdwinBozie
Wed Jan 3 06:26:37 2018

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My Review of Winter Song by Stella
Beautiful and Melodious!
A beautiful poem filled with musical quality. First off, I enjoyed the rhyme and alternating rhyme pattern. Also enjoyed how winter was portrayed as a song throughout the poem and the various elements that compose winter equated to a symphony. There was also a lot of beautiful imagery especially in the second stanza. An enjoyable poem! Thanks for sharing.
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EdwinBozie
Wed Jan 3 06:22:38 2018

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My Review of Two Final Thoughts by michaelgallatin
Another powerful poem
Yet, another powerful poem. Must be really hard for the marines. Enjoyed the portrayal of the marine's tiredness of the war, though it is a bit sad to think that they most at times don't have much of a choice when it comes to duty. It was also sad to think that a child was used as a weapon of warfare and that the marine died at the hands of the child but I enjoyed his two final thoughts, that the child was still just a child whom he wished well for and that he'd finally find peace. Thanks for sharing.
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EdwinBozie
Sun Dec 31 11:06:24 2017

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My Review of A Minstrel's Christmas by michaelgallatin
Wonderful Christmas Poem!
This is a wonderful Christmas poem, enjoyed how you switched the rhyming pattern in the second stanza. I enjoyed this poem. It spoke of a minstrel dedicated to help alleviate the burdens on people's hearts. The suffering of others sometimes took a toll on his faith and general state of being but I enjoy the hope he clings to at the very end of the poem. Like always, I enjoyed the musical quality of the poem. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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