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Poem TitlePoet NameCritique Given by Kenneth R. PattonCritique Date
Inkcheyenne smythThis blows me away, I'm assailed by the emotions that forced you to write this.2011-07-27 16:47:56
"Uniforms" Should Be Worn With PrideDeniMari Z.Wow, a powerful poem Deni, it reminds me of Edgar Allen Poe Very creepy and ominous. "Wear their false blue" hits like a 50's morality movie script. I can picture the "sad fool" standing there dumbfounded at being discovered. Very nice job, thanks for posting. KenP2010-06-08 15:20:58
BetweenThomas H. SmihulaThis is impressive. I can feel your inertia and fear at facing either alternative. Yet you can still see some hope. Needless to say, I am a fan of sparse wording as you have done with success here Thanks for submitting this KenP2010-06-02 08:30:26
Laugh a Little LighterEllen K LewisThis gave me a nice chuckle to start my day. I liked the rhyming also, my mother always said real poems rhyme! The Stanza starting with "And now?" seemed a tad awkward and not in rhythm with the rest of the poem to me. I'm not really that old either but I can see it in the distance! Thanks for a very nice entry KenP2009-12-31 07:51:28
Heaven Holds You NowDeniMari Z.Thanks for having the courage to share this and not try to hold it in. This ensures that you are not alone. I can feel the doubt and faith that must ebb and flow constantly within you. I know that grief comes in waves and the crashing Tsunamis will slowly subside. Thanks KenP2008-05-23 08:00:04
TuesdayAudrey R DoneganAudrey, the pain of love lost is unlike any other and you have touched anyone who has been there. I know the desperate need to just rest the mind, even for a moment. I can feel how it was too much to even concentrate enough to hold a glass. Thanks for having the courage to share this. KenP 2008-04-10 11:09:51
From Trauma To TransformationDebbie SpicerHi Debbie, if there's anything I've learned it's that poetry heals and nothing is incorrect as long as it is true to the author. Sometimes when I'm writing about very personal matters I find that rhyming brings a level of safety. This poem is meant to be indentified with and I'm sure that many, many people can and do. Thanks for submitting this. KenP2007-08-14 07:27:21
Stronger Than What I Can SeeDeniMari Z.I can really identify with this one. I wrote one several years ago called Creeping Doubt. I'd like to email it to you. This really speaks to the helplessness in the face of uncontrolled emotion. You have some great lines here, "Why do you bit at my peace of mind?" That really nails it, and "You're an army of distress." Just wonderful. Hopefully this accurate portrayal banishes the thief for a while! Thanks for submitting this! KenP2007-06-28 11:39:18
Stepping StoneDeniMari Z.You really struck a chord with me on this one. I wallowed in self-pity for decades. You so accurately describe a universal attitude. "Why me? Why me?" Followed by the equally universal recognition of perspective, ending with humble acceptance, "Why not me." Did you let out a resigned sigh when you finished writing this? I did when I read it. Thanks for holding up this mirror KenP 2006-12-01 07:37:44
To dream of sleepstephen g skipperWow, you have captured the late night feel of my mind racing. All our shortcomings are magnified by the dark silence. But I find that dreamless sleep provides no rest. Thanks for this thought-provoking entry. Kenp2006-05-31 05:37:26
WatermarkDellena RovitoYou said it Dellena. I find when I feel threatened or fearful I sometimes resort to the bluster of profanity. I like the pressure cooker aliteration and the acknowledgment that it is our own self-will. Thanks, this is one I can take a lesson from KenP 2006-04-14 11:27:16
Play For MeMedard Louis Lefevre Jr.This poem made me wish I had some musical knowledge. It is so very much like a hymn. I hope you're not offended by that comparison for it took me back to my childhood when I just loved the music and the words for their sounds. 2005-08-24 05:45:22
I Think I Willmarilyn terwillegerHi Marilyn, This is a nice way to start my day! I love the last line, for me it makes the whole poem. I get the feeling of child-like bravado while declaring your intentions but then looking to a parent while admitting just a tiny bit of doubt. Thanks for submitting this gem! KenP2005-08-24 05:37:40
A Captive Birdmarilyn terwillegerThis is a lovely poem Marilyn. You've accomplished rhyming without it feeling forced. As to the subject matter, it's heartwrenching. Perhaps it is not your imagination when you hear your name called. Thanks for allowing us to read this.2005-03-09 07:28:50
APPROACHING FULL CIRCLE (a self portrait)Marcia McCaslinI cannot critique this poem, only praise it. I'll leave that to the knowledgeable folks! I've only recently learned how much mothers put themselves aside for their children. It's something I can't truly grasp. It's an unselfishness I could never attain. I'm so glad your child waited for you. I hope you have a lot of joy together. Thanks for making my morning! KenP2004-03-12 08:05:58
Living a LossRobin Ann CrandellRobin, you are starting the healing process with this poem. I've heard it said that pain shared is cut in half. Perhaps that is true but I know that pain held inside multiplies and festers. I sincerely hope it helped to let some of it out.2004-02-11 16:36:00
Then I'll Dance With DragonfliesJoanne M UppendahlJoanne you make me want to go with you! Another wonderful journey with nature. I'm afraid I'm too clumsy to dance with dragonflies though! I'll just watch you! 2004-02-11 16:21:21
acrostic 2 (Prodigal Son)Erzahl Leo M. EspinoI could not pass by this without comment. In three brief lines you have described my life. It seems some of us have to try every door before seeing the obvious. Another masterpiece of brevity!!2004-01-20 07:39:17
Deja VuSergio M chavezVery powerful and painful to read. Interesting the way the poem starts with you, you, you, and ends with I, I'm, I'll. That is you taking your power back. Even if it should not be acted on. Thanks for sharing, pain shared is cut in half.2003-11-20 13:09:55
japanese verse 29 (Breeze)Erzahl Leo M. EspinoOne of your best Erzahl! If not THE best. If it wasn't raining today I'd leave work just to run into the woods. If you ever publish a book PLEASE let me know! I just love this one. I always like giving nature human qualities and emotions and boy have you done it here! Thanks for making my day!2003-10-27 08:30:19
From Night to Morningmarilyn terwillegerAnd a serene thought it is Marilyn. A soft warm summer night giving way to a bright morning. Perhaps you should re-submit this in February! Thanks for a nice meditative start to my morning.2003-10-24 08:42:27
Pastmarilyn terwillegerThis really got me thinking. We're stuck with both the sad and happy memories and sometimes they even overlap. What an image you evoke with waves of memories catching cobwebs! It does seem like they sweep into neglected corners stirring up forgotten pieces of life. I hope your sweet memories far outweigh the bitter. Thanks for sharing, pain shared is halved.2003-10-11 07:12:11
The Hipster’s PoemJeff GreenThis one hits home with this Old Hippie It is impossible to translate the feelings of a time. We just end up looking foolish when we try. Especially fifteen minutes before lunch! I was surprised at how this flowed when I read it aloud, looking at it I thought it looked quite jagged. Good job of personalizing the passing of an era without coming off as superior sounding. Just to soothe my ego I would change the last line from "the only revolution" to "the true revolution" 2003-08-27 11:59:42
An Immodest RequestRick BarnesNice, nice, nice! You nailed it, it is we men who ultimately do the surrendering, awed by women's beauty. The title lends itself to the Victorian feel that is beautifully carried by the flowery passionate phrases. I have to admit I'm a bit envious of your ability to let go like this. You've walked a difficult narrow line without going over into sappiness. A pleasure to read. Thanks.2003-08-14 15:44:57
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