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EdwinBozie
Thu Mar 23 16:59:45 2017

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My Review of Feelings by Constance_
Short but rich
I enjoyed the quote by Woodworth. I also enjoyed the poem and like the quote it appeared to seek to describe what poetry is but more than just describing poetry in a generic sense it seemed to delve into what poetry meant to the persona describing how poetry can differ based on emotions. At times it can be spontaneous and filled with uncontrollable emotion, at other times, it can be quiet, calm and reflective. I sensed that poetry itself was a great treasure to the persona.
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EdwinBozie
Thu Mar 23 16:25:51 2017

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My Review of Skeletons by augustrush
Very reflective!
A very reflective piece. It appears you gave a lot of thought to this but it reminded me of quite a humorous situation where a certain person tried to hide his skeletons which still had flesh on them in a cupboard. Anyway to review your poem, it was very good in the sense that it showed that there are things that may be more frightening than secrets. Things that have to do with once potential for harm. In that sense, the poem was very original.
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EdwinBozie
Thu Mar 23 16:21:09 2017

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My Review of The Breakfast Brawl by richom
Very humorous indeed!
It was a very humorous poem which reminded me of an anime I once watched of a tall and short couple. It was amusing because it paired two people not only with contrasting interests and personalities but physique together and then created humour out of their differences. Stretch and Squat might actually be more alike than they think. I really enjoyed this and it made me laugh. Thank you for sharing.
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EdwinBozie
Sun Mar 12 15:05:55 2017

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My Review of Opimistic is the Night by RamSlade
Nice musical quality!
I enjoyed this poem for its musical quality, its rhyme, rhythm and simplicity. It seems to describe a joyful persona who looks up to the sky and enjoys the light of the sun but personally to me, I feel like it speaks of a truth, a life striving to break free from clouds that conceal it. Generally, throughout the poem, there is a feeling of joy and hope for the future. Thanks for sharing.
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EdwinBozie
Sun Mar 12 14:52:23 2017

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My Review of Anonymity Requited by odinroark
Quite impressive!
I've read this and I must say it was impressive in the sense that the poet in this poem is showed to be an observer of many aspects of city life including the lives of people he may or may not know. He not only observes people but animals as well and then seasons and time and after observing for a while, he sits down and weaves these observations into a single poem containing his convictions and reflections and coloured by his perception of life.
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EdwinBozie
Mon Mar 6 07:58:42 2017

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My Review of Time Was by michaelgallatin
Enjoyable!
I enjoyed this poem. It is true even if it is a sad fact. Things change with time, we lose old friends and gain new ones. We lose even family at times but no matter how bad it gets we choose to keep living. The desire for life is programmed within the core of our being. It is also an encouraging poem because though it mentions these sad facts, it encourages us to keep living.
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EdwinBozie
Mon Mar 6 07:51:28 2017

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My Review of Your Ka-tet by michaelgallatin
A brave poem
This is a very brave poem. I read the background to it as well and enjoyed it. The poem appears to be a calling from one person to the other to stop living a mundane life and to join in the quest to conquer evil. It tell the one being called to fight and drop their guns and at the same time tells them to pick up their weapons and fight. I think it makes a distinction between two types of weapons. Weapons that cause pain and weapons that conquer evil. I enjoyed the poem a lot. Thanks for sharing.
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EdwinBozie
Mon Mar 6 07:44:26 2017

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My Review of Fragments by RamSlade
Sad and beautiful
The first two fragments of the poem seem to talk of memories; if each of the fragments holds a key, then perhaps they were encounters that opened the way to new encounters. The persona also seems to recall his wife with nostalgia but I don't understand what he means by 'outlived three'. Could it be that he lost his wife to death or that he outlived three memories of his wife? It seems to speak of a sort of enduring attachment to those 'three fragments' of his wife. On the whole there appears to be great regret on the part of the persona even though he is attempting to move on and he wonders why bad experiences outlive good ones. The poem was enjoyable not only for its message but for its musical quality and rhyme as well. It was beautiful but it almost seemed like a lament.
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EdwinBozie
Sat Mar 4 14:39:03 2017

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My Review of Blind From Birth by Valentine
Quite sad
I sense a tremendous tone of regret in this poem. It feels like the persona is an observer of another person's fate, pondering their mistakes and asking themselves how things could have been better had the subject of this reflection not made certain choices. There is even an implication that a lot of the suffering on the part of the subject of the reflection could have been avoided and a better life might have been lived instead but there is a vague implication that circumstances were the cause of that fate after all 'he had not been taught to dream and to plan, never learned to ask why and never understood real life'.
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EdwinBozie
Tue Feb 28 14:49:42 2017

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My Review of The Biggest Heart by michaelgallatin
Heartfelt but quite funny
This was a heartfelt poem filled with human values and family values. Has a warm feel to it and is a very kind poem. I will admit though that I really enjoy the final stanza of the poem though. Children might think they surpass their parents in wit but the parent is always one step ahead. That was the feel it had and it was quite reminiscent. I also enjoyed the flow of the lines and the rhyme. Thanks for sharing.
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EdwinBozie
Tue Feb 21 04:16:55 2017

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My Review of Forever by Constance_
Short but beautiful
A short poem but beautiful. It is especially enjoyable for its simplicity. The imagery used is also quite bright and it tells a short but beautiful story about two friends meeting; a meeting of fate if I might put it that way. They also seem to be on the same wavelength and their talks were about the future, life in general about nature and about human virtue.
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EdwinBozie
Tue Feb 21 03:48:18 2017

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My Review of Darkest Before Dawn by Silverblue
Quite intense
Quite intense but well thought out. The first stanza of the poem seems to imply a sense of wonder for nature, almost reminiscent. The second stanza speaks of a pain endured during the journey, a pain almost consuming. The third stanza seems to speak of the good and the bad experiences of the persona which were many. To every light, there was a shadow. The fourth stanza spoke of an indecision along the way. In the fifth stanza, the persona seems to desire to share their experience and inform the readers to realize that life is often not peaceful, it can be a dangerous journey. I may be jumping the gun a bit but the sixth stanza might be an advise to the reader to not be too introspective for life involves a lot of external forces. There is also an implication of the power to share and the power to influence. The persona in the seventh stanza seems to imply that there are some proverbs that encourage endurance but offer no real sense of relief from the pain. The persona enforces in the eight stanza that life is no bag of roses, it can be quite hurtful and before light there is intense suffering. In the end no one really has an answer to navigating life, the only thing one can do is learn from experience and chart their own course. The poem is basically about life.
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EdwinBozie
Tue Feb 21 03:34:31 2017

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My Review of Drift by Silverblue
Beautiful piece
I enjoyed this poem. In the beginning it seems to liken the faults of a ship to the faults of a human. Indirectly it might imply that nothing perfect can come out of imperfect human beings like us. Then the poem goes on to say that a ship moves where the wind blows, it basically goes with the flow, something we need to learn from but often don't, instead we spend our time in needless worry. Finally it seems to imply a generational passing of legacy in the words that talked of passing the wheel. A passing of legacy till everything comes to an end.
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EdwinBozie
Fri Jan 27 07:55:05 2017

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My Review of The soldiers were on the march by terrygodwin
Heavy but insightful
This poem seems to speak of a lot of things soldiers encounter, the feelings they are forced to endure on their way to the battlefield. There is the desire to see their loved ones, the prayers and hopes of loved ones in turn to see them again, these feelings clash with their patriotism and duty as soldier. This all mixes in with the doubts and questions concerning the future. The battlefield is a huge uncertainty and what lies beyond can only be wondered about. Whether death would take them or the comrades they've come to know will not necessarily make them feel better. Then the soldiers resolve themselves for battle with a hope of victory.
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EdwinBozie
Fri Jan 27 07:48:09 2017

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My Review of Night Shadows by Valentine
Interesting but sad...
This poem seems to talk of seasons also but in some ways is an antithesis of the poem
'Soon, Full Bloom'. Whereas that poem talks of a transition from harder times to better times; this talks of a transition of better times to harder times. It seems to speak of loss and the heaviness it brings. In some ways it could refer to the loss caused by 'death' or separation of some sort. Indeed it is a heavy poem to ponder.
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EdwinBozie
Fri Jan 27 07:40:15 2017

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My Review of Soon---Full Bloom by Valentine
An interesting poem
It seems to be a poem about trees but it could be a poem about a person who hopes for a better season. It is an encouraging poem that seems to say that 'better will soon be here so hang tight'. It seems to be talking of the autumn though, the current season the tree is and implying that the tree is losing some of its shine, but let down your hair and longing for the green is about yearning.
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EdwinBozie
Wed Jan 25 07:32:15 2017

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My Review of Black and White by TaroHiryu
Very interesting!
This is an interesting poem that calls and enforces it's setting. I get the sense that the persona of this poem always desires 'something' in the third lines throughout the poem mostly. The city is always busy. The second lines of the poem show the actions of the character to achieve their aim however throughout the poem, there is a sense of hesitation. The persona desires but at the same time fears the loss they might encounter if they put in all their effort. It seems that in the final stanza of the poem, the persona seems to acquire a certain peace from an atmosphere that evokes contemplation.
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EdwinBozie
Wed Jan 25 07:20:48 2017

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My Review of Life's Pages by Valentine
Enjoyable!
I enjoyed this poem because it was simple and to some extent musical. It was also quite nostalgic but could also be fearful depending on the angle of approach. Regardless though, it contains truth. Old memories, often unresolved memories, old fears and nostalgia tend to surface over time even after they've faded with age. Memory after all is quite uncontrollable.
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EdwinBozie
Sat Jan 7 10:50:57 2017

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My Review of CRIMSON RIVERS by jonni-inferno
A desperate plea
The image tied together with the words of the poem creates the image of a prayer. The prayer of a parent who does not desire to lose their child in the desert wars. The reference to a crimson river also paints the picture of death, sacrifice and bloodshed and the desperate plea of a parent rings throughout the poem. The parent would rather lose anything including their life than their child.
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EdwinBozie
Sat Jan 7 10:42:22 2017

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My Review of A Different Draught Patiently Waiting by odinroark
Original, Reflective
This is an original, reflective and inspiring piece. It speaks of draughts and likens them to emotions. It seems to speak of the draught's potential and the fact that it might be needed in places beyond its current habitat. There is a wonder that comes with pondering where the drought might lead once it overflows. There is also a reference to the humanity that seeks to suppress this draught. It seems to be because of natural frailty. Finally, the poem seems to lament that we are oblivious to something that we should know naturally while we seek something else.
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EdwinBozie
Thu Dec 1 08:56:16 2016

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My Review of Unsportsmanlike Behaviour by JimSlaughter
BAM!
An expression that means you've hit the point directly to the point of almost causing a puncture! I guess at times that's how things go. The title screams of unsportsmanlike behaviour but who is that title addressed to/applied to. Me was thinking it was going to be the persona. I'll just say, what you can't do it what you can't do but finding what you can do can rip what you can't do apart and turn it into a can do!
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EdwinBozie
Thu Dec 1 08:51:49 2016

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My Review of afraid by Velociraptorr
Beautiful!
To be honest though, I was in sort of a humorous mood so I must admit there was a lot to laugh about instead of cry about. But to get down to the point your poem makes, it sounds rather serious, the kind of serious looking over your shoulder might just cause nightmares about. Honestly though, I can't tell you what to do, especially if its something I wouldn't do myself but certainly when you're screaming, people should be listening. There are ways to communicate without speaking, it kinda seems you've been doing just that. Don't quit! And I'm talking to the persona! Gambare!!!
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EdwinBozie
Wed Oct 26 08:46:30 2016

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My Review of "Double, double, toil and trouble..." by JimSlaughter
Something to consider!
Lol! Not really a fan of witches and stuff but in terms of poetic beauty, you get a five from me! It was funny to follow and muiscal to the ear plus it reminded me of Witch Hazel from Mickey's House Of Villains! My favourite line and I believe the punchline of the entire poem was
"Witches are bitches when checks start to bounce!"
I'm laughing and I have to say how did you come up with that one?! LOL!
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EdwinBozie
Wed Oct 26 08:38:10 2016

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My Review of Wings of the Morning by Synchro
Very powerful poem!
The words that kept ringing in my mind as I read this, perhaps due to personal experience were "Aurora" and "Revenant Wings" LOL though one of those come from a game. Anyway, don't mind me. I noticed that when you began the poem though you took the word plunge that would normally denote falling and used it to imply rising. Perchance it was with the way you arrnged your words but the impression it created was rising at a tremendous speed to boot. When you used the expression "create an act of will" and this is where I will usually push up my spectacles, it appeared to me that it was a conscious effort to defy a certain flow, something like fighting against obviously unbeatable odds. It is an interesting thought.
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EdwinBozie
Wed Oct 26 08:25:45 2016

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My Review of The Things of Caesar by JohnCreekmore
Insightful!
Very insightful. In some ways it is reminiscent of the story of Job. The worth of a man is predominantly measured by his possessions and the quality of his relationships but if we go by this logic, the Job became he most unworthy of men when he lost all his possessions and the quality of his relationships were soured. However, in God's sight, Job was worth even more than what He had at the beginning and lost. (For all you have is what you are). I get the sense that you were not trying to say that you are worth as much as you possess but rather what you possess is a proof of what you are worth or something like that. LOL, I can't really express it well though.
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