This Poem was Submitted By: Mark Andrew Hislop On Date: 2004-10-31 22:52:05 . . . Click Here To Mail this Poem to a Friend!

To Listen to Music While Reading this Poem, just Click Here!

Click Here To add this poem to your "Voting Possibilities" list!

One second flat

          How fast can a poem arrest you?           Ready?           Gotcha.

Copyright © October 2004 Mark Andrew Hislop

Additional Notes:
I figure that's about how much time a poem of any length has to get us in.

This Poem was Critiqued By: marilyn terwilleger On Date: 2004-11-04 12:28:11
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 9.62857
Hi Mark, Your sense of humor is showing!! Love it. M.

This Poem was Critiqued By: Dellena Rovito On Date: 2004-11-03 15:22:52
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 9.33929
Mark, What a character you must be! And it got me. I wanted one of stillness ...........and the writing area blank! [but it wouldn't do it.] take care, dellena
This Poem was Critiqued By: Elaine Marie Phalen On Date: 2004-11-02 22:49:48
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 10.00000
Hi Mark, I love the wordplay of "arrest" and "gotcha" ... and you're also absolutely right. If a poem doesn't grab in the first three lines or so, the reader will move on. I've been unable to critique much, lately, owing to family illness; but I did want you to know that I've been enjoying your work. You have a definite facility with language and such delightful turns-of-image. Regards, Brenda
This Poem was Critiqued By: Karen Ann Jacobs On Date: 2004-11-02 14:09:48
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 9.75000
LOL. You made me laugh. Actually, though, in a one page poem I find that I have to go back and at least reread the first few lines, because the poem as a whole usually reflects more depth on the single lines and even on the choice of one word. I see poems as word puzzles that are revealed one line at a time. Thanks for the giggle. Kay-Ren
This Poem was Critiqued By: Joanne M Uppendahl On Date: 2004-11-01 21:44:11
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 9.89474
Mark: This is very clever -- and true! And you did. (Get me. Now what?) <smile> More like this? Cheers! Joanne
Poetry Contests Online at The Poetic Link

Click HERE to return to Database Page!