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Words of Solace (Poems of Comfort)


JohnCreekmore
Thu Apr 19 15:59:15 2018

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My Review of The Great Divide by Silverblue
Too close New
References to being pushed occur in both the first and last verses of this splendidly rhymed and metered work. Reading between the lines I perceive the speaker actually means he was falling too deeply in love and losing control. I suspect he fears a blurring of the borders and a loss of self in engulfment. On the other, at the end he wonders if it's done. This may be just an intermission in the relationship. Well done.

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JohnCreekmore
Tue Apr 17 21:23:19 2018

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My Review of Cursed by Thirteen
E.A.P.?
It's written in a different way than his, but this one definitely has the spirit of Poe in it. It even mentions a raven. Good work.

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JohnCreekmore
Tue Apr 17 21:18:47 2018

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My Review of Let it Ring by BobQuinn
Tears in my beer
This one could easily be made into a country song. Loved the note at the end.

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JohnCreekmore
Mon Apr 16 21:47:55 2018

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My Review of Twilight Has Entered My Life by babyboomer68
Between Daylight and Dark
Actually, twilight can be nice in some ways. The stresses of the day are past and the shadows have still not covered all.

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JohnCreekmore
Mon Apr 16 21:38:40 2018

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My Review of An Act Beyond Meaning by michaelgallatin
Paranoia
When I was a prescreener I knew a woman who beat her young niece to death because she thought she was possessed by the devil. Paranoid schizophrenia has its own bizarre logic. There is still no cure.

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JohnCreekmore
Mon Apr 16 21:32:16 2018

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My Review of We met! by kitty
Ride 'Em, Cowboy
Hungry, passionate, lips? Clandestine relationships? And I thought all cowboys rode were bulls and broncos.

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JohnCreekmore
Fri Apr 13 23:14:43 2018

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My Review of Alcoholic Mystery by matelotrod
Killjoys
Rod, all I can say is I'll drink to that.

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JohnCreekmore
Thu Apr 12 21:20:58 2018

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My Review of Vicious Circle by Silverblue
Balance
I think verse 4 is the most important one in the poem. People tend to inflate the negatives and be limited by them, but the "shadows in the night" should be viewed as directions instead of defeats. As you say, "They strangely offer light." Good philosophy here.

PS: In a couple of instances you have used "it's" when it should be "its."

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JohnCreekmore
Tue Apr 10 17:26:34 2018

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My Review of Wish List or Fish List? by matelotrod
Days of yore
A very pleasant recounting of a memory that sustains. Too many people now recall things that cause PTSD. The last verse is a comment on changing times, which none of us escape. Well done.

PS: In verse 3, are you referring to a particular moment in time or the pastime of fishing?

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JohnCreekmore
Mon Apr 9 23:32:20 2018

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My Review of Uncondition the Condition by PGordonKennedy
Solid
A solid philosophy indeed. Still, do a spell check on the last word of stanza 3.

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JohnCreekmore
Sun Apr 8 16:58:25 2018

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My Review of The Words We Say by Silverblue
Sticks and stones....
I wish the current US president would read this. Not that he'd give a damn.

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JohnCreekmore
Fri Apr 6 23:21:19 2018

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My Review of DAWN CHORUS by kitty
Steamy
For something that began innocently enough, things sure steamed up rapidly. "Skin on skin, flesh on flesh." Yes, such nights are to be remembered.

PS: Do a spell check on the next to last word of line 1.

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JohnCreekmore
Thu Apr 5 17:42:50 2018

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My Review of Lupus Fall by chrome
I am not understanding "the world lacks on remorse and apathy."
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JohnCreekmore
Thu Apr 5 17:37:40 2018

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My Review of One Woman by augustrush
Lessons
It sounds as though life is telling you to pay attention to something.

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JohnCreekmore
Thu Apr 5 17:34:32 2018

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My Review of Road-Rage Backseat Driver by babyboomer68
Suggestion
Please don't buy an assault rifle.

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JohnCreekmore
Tue Apr 3 21:11:45 2018

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My Review of A REMARKABLE LIFE by seriouspoet
Tragic
Yes, Thomas wrote a number of powerful poems. My favorite is "And Death Shall Have No Dominion." It is tragic that his alcoholism led to his early demise.

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JohnCreekmore
Mon Apr 2 22:59:44 2018

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My Review of Help Me WN by matelotrod
Been there
I have had the same problem, Rod, both with reviews and messages. It's just now starting to improve.
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JohnCreekmore
Mon Apr 2 16:52:21 2018

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My Review of Sbades of mental distortion by Rmoffat449
Give it a face
The device of personifying depression and addressing it as another person is very effective. A possessive, abusive lover is a a good way of characterizing the illness.

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JohnCreekmore
Sat Mar 31 21:33:39 2018

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My Review of 638. What Is Your Greatest Fear by Profanisaurus
Moving
An interesting look at fear that actually highlights its opposite, love. One of your best.

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JohnCreekmore
Sat Mar 31 21:16:57 2018

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My Review of The Specter by michaelgallatin
Question
Brung?
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JohnCreekmore
Fri Mar 30 16:37:09 2018

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My Review of Cloudy Days by babyboomer68
Be still
I really like the imagery of line 2. Feelings of depression can indeed like the soul's winding sheet. I have found the best remedy is to allow the fog to be what it is while focusing on the higher consciousness. In other words, non- resistance. Good work.

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JohnCreekmore
Tue Mar 27 23:03:34 2018

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My Review of Despair by Zimena
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S/M?

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JohnCreekmore
Mon Mar 26 22:20:33 2018

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My Review of Believe it or Not by SketerMichaels
Deep
Heavy stuff here, Sketer. I especially liked the metronome image. The last two lines make the poem, for "as he thinketh in his heart, so is he."

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JohnCreekmore
Mon Mar 26 22:16:04 2018

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My Review of Plastic Abuse. by matelotrod
Worst case
I must admit I am somewhat pleased to hear that Yanks aren't the only ones who litter. Still, the UK hasn't got the worst problem. CNN reported yesterday there is a patch of trash in the Pacific that is three times larger than France.

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JohnCreekmore
Mon Mar 26 22:12:00 2018

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My Review of Sting In The Tail by Silverblue
Philosophical
Nicely rhymed. The question is a philosophical one that has been around for some time. I think it's called "the fall of man."

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