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EdwinBozie
Sat Jan 13 12:33:54 2018

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My Review of If... by clb520
Quite a sad poem
This is a sad poem in that it appears to be full of negativity. The persona of this poem appears to be sickened by dishonesty, in that it appears that they have been hurt by a web of lies. In terms of quality relating to choice of diction, rhyme pattern and musical quality, the poem is impressive but I was not impressed with the negativity of its theme.
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EdwinBozie
Tue Jan 9 12:58:08 2018

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My Review of Jewlery box of my heart by seriouspoet
Beautiful love poem
This is a beautiful love poem. Enjoyed the imagery used. The poem seems to compare the persona's heart to a jewellery box. It appeared the persona had a traumatic experience in the past and due to that, the persona might have been very hesitant to display his feelings. However, the love interest in the poem appears to have filled the persona's life with beautiful experiences. It is a wonderful poem. Thanks for sharing.
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EdwinBozie
Tue Jan 9 12:52:21 2018

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My Review of Time Marches on by matelotrod
Enjoyed this poem
It was a wonderful memory to share. Eating habits might be one of the greatest changes to have occurred between then and now from what I can see from what you shared. However the poem was enjoyable. Thanks for sharing.
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EdwinBozie
Tue Jan 9 12:45:10 2018

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My Review of Foxy Friendship by matelotrod
A lively poem
This poem is very lively. I enjoyed it. It had an interesting rhyme pattern. It had a few surprises though. When I read the last two lines of the first stanza and realized the persona had mistaken a fox for a dog it made me laugh. Thought of it initially as a bit of a rude awakening. It was interesting though how the fox stood his ground, everything seemed to scream danger, and when it seemed like the fox was 'speaking', that was another rude awakening. But the friendship the persona developed with the fox was interesting and beautiful. Especially, when the persona begins to consider other fearful possibilities, in that humans could be responsible for the extinction of the fox and that friendship might never have come to be. It was a bit of a pleasant ending.
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EdwinBozie
Tue Jan 9 12:35:11 2018

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My Review of The Day of Trouble by JohnCreekmore
An interesting lesson
This was an interesting poem that seems to speak about times of trouble, the first two stanzas seem to imply that the day of trouble could come about gradually like a stormy weather moving inland or as suddenly as the lightning. The further stanzas seem to imply that attached to it is internal turmoil. In that it seems as though one's life has been split in two and one seems to have gone astray but it concludes with the hope that when endured, one begins to look back to it as the road that brought one so far.
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EdwinBozie
Sat Jan 6 08:52:24 2018

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My Review of INJUSTICE OF JAPANESE INTERNMENT CAMPS by seriouspoet
Evokes a lot of emotion
This poem evokes a lot of emotion and it is very powerful because it is an outcry against injustice. The poem seems to speak of a peaceful life that was rudely interrupted by tragedy which though the persona was not involved in causing, caused the persona to be treated as though he was. It seems that the persona's ancestral roots trace to another race different from the country he lived in at the time so the poem does have some suggestions of racism related to the persona's suffering. The poem concludes with a theme that suggests that no amount of money can undo the pain caused by injustice.
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EdwinBozie
Sat Jan 6 08:43:32 2018

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My Review of A real good thing by Marcas
Short but true
I can't say much about this poem because it is quite short but I do understand that the theme of this poem is to be true to oneself. In a certain way, the poem sounds like a question and at the same time a suggestion.
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EdwinBozie
Sat Jan 6 08:39:33 2018

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My Review of Broken hope by angrygirl
Powerfully expressed
This is a wonderful poem though very sad in its theme. It's imagery is vivid and describes a suffocating kind of pain. It's amazing though that though the poem seems to be focused around the theme of despair, there are suggestions of hope within it, in that, the persona struggles to cling to the hope he has left which indicates that the persona hasn't given up but is still fighting. A wonderful poem. Thanks for sharing.
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EdwinBozie
Sat Jan 6 08:35:03 2018

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My Review of THE STUPIDITY OF HATE by seriouspoet
Sad and beautiful
A beautiful poem but sad. Doesn't happen often but this poem made my heart feel heavy but it also made me smile. The love the persona showed towards Rainbow and their faithful companionship. It was sad that his life had to be taken because someone despised his color. That part had some notion of racism and the terrible things it can cause. But I'm certain Rainbow was happy due to the love the persona showed it.
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EdwinBozie
Sat Jan 6 08:29:27 2018

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My Review of Thoughts Both Long And Deep by michaelgallatin
Full of lessons
This poem was interesting, I found it full of interesting lessons. There were so many experiences shared in this poem, some of them were happy, some were sad and painful, I also enjoyed the notes you wrote concerning this poem. Once more you expressed your love for wolves, made me laugh a bit. Still enjoy the musical quality of your poem and the rhymes.
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EdwinBozie
Wed Jan 3 06:36:50 2018

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My Review of One Brief Look by michaelgallatin
LOL!!!
Oh, you really made me laugh hard this time. I suppose this might be a poem about a mirror trying to slap a false identity on you. Yeah, at times like that, the best way to deal with it is to ran far away before you end up actually becoming what is portrayed in the mirror. Thanks for sharing. A very enjoyable piece, humorous and very unique!
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EdwinBozie
Wed Jan 3 06:32:49 2018

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My Review of How Cold Is It by taylor12
Quite humorous!
Above all else, I'll say this was quite a humorous piece even though I believe it was meant to sound very serious. Yep, these are all realities we have to face and it's a good thing we have began to realize that a lot of it is manmade. The good news it that if it can be done, it can be undone, just requires a ridiculous amount of determination on a massive scale. An enjoyable piece, thanks for sharing.
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EdwinBozie
Wed Jan 3 06:26:37 2018

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My Review of Winter Song by Stella
Beautiful and Melodious!
A beautiful poem filled with musical quality. First off, I enjoyed the rhyme and alternating rhyme pattern. Also enjoyed how winter was portrayed as a song throughout the poem and the various elements that compose winter equated to a symphony. There was also a lot of beautiful imagery especially in the second stanza. An enjoyable poem! Thanks for sharing.
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EdwinBozie
Wed Jan 3 06:22:38 2018

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My Review of Two Final Thoughts by michaelgallatin
Another powerful poem
Yet, another powerful poem. Must be really hard for the marines. Enjoyed the portrayal of the marine's tiredness of the war, though it is a bit sad to think that they most at times don't have much of a choice when it comes to duty. It was also sad to think that a child was used as a weapon of warfare and that the marine died at the hands of the child but I enjoyed his two final thoughts, that the child was still just a child whom he wished well for and that he'd finally find peace. Thanks for sharing.
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EdwinBozie
Sun Dec 31 11:06:24 2017

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My Review of A Minstrel's Christmas by michaelgallatin
Wonderful Christmas Poem!
This is a wonderful Christmas poem, enjoyed how you switched the rhyming pattern in the second stanza. I enjoyed this poem. It spoke of a minstrel dedicated to help alleviate the burdens on people's hearts. The suffering of others sometimes took a toll on his faith and general state of being but I enjoy the hope he clings to at the very end of the poem. Like always, I enjoyed the musical quality of the poem. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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EdwinBozie
Sun Dec 31 10:52:49 2017

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My Review of 12 by reggie1969
An interesting poem
This is an interesting poem, the first stanza seems to speak of a time of suffering. The second stanza focuses on relationships and has a hopeful tone in spite of the persona's solitude in that in spite of his/her solitude, he has his faith to depend on. Does the title have anything to do with a 'foundation'? Just wondering. You seem to make an interesting play on numbers at the very end. All in all, an enjoyable poem, thanks for sharing.
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EdwinBozie
Sat Dec 30 08:46:42 2017

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My Review of I AM ALIVE by seriouspoet
Resilience!
A very wonderful poem and precisely why I consider the roach one of the most respectable creatures on the planet earth, because of their resilience. The oak from the poem is all but dead, has been scarred in life and on the verge of dying still undergoes attempts to cut it down but I respect the resilience it shows in spite of all that, and the hope in the poem expressed by the oak. First it says birds can no longer perch on it but then it says it sometimes hears the songs of the birds and it makes it both joyful and sorrowful. Also expresses Job's words, "There is hope even for a tree". A strong poem. Thanks for sharing.
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EdwinBozie
Sat Dec 30 08:40:10 2017

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My Review of Make Your Life Your Own by michaelgallatin
Another wonderful poem!
Really enjoyed your poem, especially the alternating rhyming pattern. Really was musical as I always say. But I especially enjoyed the theme that one's happiness in life is one's decision, rests in one's hands and requires conscious effort. Also loved the fact you mentioned that in spite of difficulties, love is always present, just have to open one's eyes to see it. I enjoyed the themes of resting when things become too overwhelming. All in all, it was another enjoyable poem with lots of good advice.
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EdwinBozie
Sat Dec 30 08:19:42 2017

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My Review of BULGER BOY MURDER TRIAL IN ENGLAND by seriouspoet
Gripping
A very gripping poem themed around a rather terrible event. Indeed, I also believe justice must be meted out to the boy's killers but I also appreciate the fact that you note that mob mentality actually makes it seem as though the killers of the boy had won in the end since their actions ended up causing the darkness within many to rise, noted by the lines the abyss of mankind darkened even more. Also taking into consideration how far the persona was from the event and that the event affected him/her regardless of distance also implies that our actions are very far reaching and not isolated events.
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EdwinBozie
Fri Dec 29 09:05:48 2017

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My Review of For The Love Of Writing (short&Sweet)- FEEDBACK P by xjustmex93
Pleasant to the ears
This is pleasant poem to read, especially out loud. It's quite amazing how you keep alternating the structure of the stanza's lines and the rhyme. For a while, it thought it would be better, if you split the second and fourth stanza's into two different lines taking into consideration the rhyme but reading further, I also realized that your rhyming pattern keeps changing. It was quite pleasant to read this. Good work and thanks for sharing.
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EdwinBozie
Fri Dec 29 08:59:26 2017

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My Review of POSITIVE THINKING by kitty
Encouraging and Poetic
Very encouraging and poetic. The poem makes mention of some really daunting situations that could be overcome with willpower and positivity. It is also a very poetic poem containing wonderful musical quality. Above all, it is encouraging. Thanks for sharing.
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EdwinBozie
Thu Dec 28 08:27:18 2017

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My Review of Spoiled Children by michaelgallatin
Thought provoking!
A very powerful poem. Aside from its musical quality which I have noted that most of your poems have, it is another poem worthy of reflection. You make good point regarding all the strife and mostly self inflicted harm we cause ourselves. We do indeed act a lot like spoiled children but I suppose it's because we're not really that good at nursing our wounds.
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EdwinBozie
Thu Dec 28 08:22:40 2017

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My Review of Something Most Fine (A Tribute To Johnny Fox) by michaelgallatin
Emotional and Thoughtful
A very wonderful tribute, very emotional and thoughtful. I've never really heard of Johnny Fox so I was glad to read the notes you posted concerning him. Helped me understand the person the poem was centred on better. Apart from being a wonderful tribute, the poem also had strong themes about living a life worthwhile, living strongly and also living a life with little regret, seeing how he seemed fulfilled and content at the end of his life, going off with a smile.
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EdwinBozie
Tue Dec 26 13:13:06 2017

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My Review of Reading Red by richom
Unique
This is a very unique and original piece theming the relevance of red. I enjoyed the many things renad decorated, precious stones, flame, names of many things and even country's flags and important positions in society. The colour red as portrayed in this poem is very relevant and its not something one usually thinks on until it's outlined as you just did. I also enjoyed the rhyme and musical quality of this poem. Thanks for sharing.
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EdwinBozie
Mon Dec 25 08:50:34 2017

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My Review of A Poem To The Fallen by michaelgallatin
Very brave poem!
This is a very brave poem full of powerful themes. It notes something that is very sad, that all of this has been going on for a long time, yet we never learn. Perhaps it is because it is a reality we have come to accept and in accepting it, we may have unconsciously resigned ourselves to it. All in all, this is a good poem, a tribute to those who have fallen because of injustice and the broken way of the world. Thanks for sharing.
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