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Re: Short Poem needs Critique
In Response To: Short Poem needs Critique ()


I really enjoyed your poem, I confess, upon a second read.
Let me explain.

I have difficulty staying with poems that longer than haikus.
Plus, thanks to Russell Simmons 'Def Poetry Slam' I can't help but hear an angry voice in my head when I read any kind of poetry. LOL

Having said all that, I went back to your poem to give it a second shot.

It reminds me of myself, and all the kids who overheard 'grown up' conversations, arguments, and worries - and had no one to help them interpret what they heard. You couldn't go to another 'grown up' for explanation. Some of us didn't have siblings, at hand, to compare notes.

That's where friends come in. Those that would listen and offer insights ("Honey Hush"), invariably, became our best friends.

Thank you for providing a look back at how we thought, felt, and interpret the world when we were young. I'm glad for that second read. :)

"Guided by the Ancestors"

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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