This Poem was Submitted By: Joe Gustin On Date: 2015-01-15 22:02:13 . . . Click Here To Mail this Poem to a Friend!

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What Is

What is the difference what is the solitary other  that makes the difference that makes the others that compels those who reason as to those  who hate  Love waits for no man  Yet love waits for all   

Copyright © January 2015 Joe Gustin

This Poem was Critiqued By: Tony P Spicuglia On Date: 2015-01-22 21:03:46
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 10.00000
Joe, I do love a question answered; sort of a double meaning image. “makes the difference”, and in the crux of the question, all other lines are subservient to the meaning of the last two. I think the key word in the work is “compels”, a dynamic draw to the meanings you allow in the description and the result. It is a piece to read, just before sleep, even though the meaning with each reading will color the dreams of the next day.

This Poem was Critiqued By: Lora Silvey On Date: 2015-01-20 10:00:11
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 10.00000
Joe you've given us something to ponder in such well chosen few words. So deep a thought, one that expands upon itself... Perhaps the difference is one's perception of "what is" sort of the "eye of the beholder" philosopy... definitely something each will have to discern for themself. Thank you for the brain tickler :), besr always. Lora
This Poem was Critiqued By: Medard Louis Lefevre Jr. On Date: 2015-01-16 01:07:20
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 1.00000
I like to be able to write versed and long poems and poetry especially if they have some point otherwise they are balderdash. What I really love are statements, preferably poetic, and of course, of and by, the writer's and reader's definition/discretion, that are succinctly to the point and complete. At least from my standpoint this is such. Well written, to the point, and complete. Thanks for posting, Mark
This Poem was Critiqued By: Marcia L McCaslin On Date: 2015-01-16 00:11:11
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 10.00000
You have made a little cube of paradoxes and I'm not sure I have the answer, except to surmise that your first seven lines are asking what the difference is (or differences are) and I'm just guessing the missing ingredient is love, which you handle nicely in your last two lines, yet still contradictory: LOve waits for no man yet love waits for all. It seems you are saying we can have it both ways--can we? I know in Poet Speak we can have whatever we imagine. Nice, tight piece--rather riddle-ish. Maybe when you write back you can explain what it's saying to YOU! Thanks for posting. Marcia
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