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45 year old journalist and amateur poet from Northern Ontario Canada. Website devoted to the love of my life, Cheryl.

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Poem TitlePoet NameCritique Given by Joe P. OGradyCritique Date
The Wounded Seacheyenne smythWow! A very powerful piece and of course very topical. I love your rhyme and metre, and of course the poignant message. The alliteration (frothy foam, billowed black) adds to the urgency of the poem. The final verse perfectly captures the sense of hell evident in the real world catastrophe that's unfolding. Well done!2010-06-05 12:09:20
Free Your MindDeniMari Z.I love your rhymes and alliteration (i.e. "shattered scattered"). In places your poem is reminiscent of e.e. cummings, ("in gardens of easy to be"). The message is uplifting (all your heart to pause with life calmly) and soothing. Well done!2010-06-05 12:04:35
BetweenThomas H. SmihulaPowerful imagery. Terrific sustain metaphor. At first I expected heaven and hell but then the ending made the whole thing make sense - a battle to avoid slipping into depression by choosing to climb toward hope. Well done!2010-05-31 10:30:41
Alivecheyenne smythAmazing! "Since you walked away with my last breath" is one of the most poignant descriptions of loss I've ever read. Your similes are very powerful (I love "like bleached sheets keep the stain")and I am glad you ended the poem on a note of hope. It's like a final tonic to help cleanse the palate of the bitterness of loss and deceit. To anyone who has loved and lost, this poem has to have great resonance. Well done!2010-05-17 08:19:34
No Price To Pay For BeautyDeniMari Z.Perhaps the uneven meter and rhyme are befitting of this 'helpless soul' who despite outward appearances, enjoys one of the greatest gifts of all - freedom. A very thought-provoking poem! I especially enjoyed the line, "he had outdoor beauty." Ugly is in the eye of the beholder as much as beauty is, and you've captured that thought wonderfully.2010-05-17 08:10:55
Circling the WagonsChristina MorrowIf I were to guess the literal meaning, perhaps it's about a loved one battling an addiction. Although the rhyme and meter are sporadic and uneven, I am guessing that's intentional, keeping with the "unstable ground" in the poem. Your metaphors are wonderful, particularly the Braille. My favourite lines are "I don’t even know what I’ve dropped, Or how to grip onto what she’s given me." It encapsulates the feeling of living with someone whose life is fractured. It feels in some ways your poem is lyrics to a song. A very moving piece. Well done!2010-04-28 08:04:58
rantMoira Grace Hamel-SmithA strong rebuke against over-mothering. Definitely food for thought. I don't see a specific structure in your prose, but i enjoy free verse. It's a novel thought to me that children are morally superior, it's not something I've seen articulated before. I would tend to agree. I'd like to think in the absence of any influences, children would choose right over wrong most of the time. The underlying message I take from your piece is don't saddle your children with your own baggage under the guise of steer them in the right direction. A very thought provoking poem which I'm sure will resonate with many people. Well done!2010-04-18 10:31:33
The Vesselcheyenne smythI love the sustained metaphor of a ship of pain seeking safe harbour. The murky waters, I suspect are where the sea becomes shallow as you near the shore, finally finding solace, where pain transforms into poetry (i.e. the fragile ships of verse.) Wonderful metre and rhyme. I was immersed in your sadness as I read the poem, and loved the glimmer of hope at the end. I do hope sand prevails for all of us.2010-04-12 14:48:37
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