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© Copyright January 2005 Nordette Adams

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Reviewed by Debashish Haar 11/8/2005
I can feel a seething rage and at the same time see some brooding imagery in this poem ; that mix is very subtle and perfectly helps to raise the rhetoric above the two dimensional confinement. I can only AGREE with the lady who mentioned that it reminds of Maya Angelou, in fact it reminds of a few other African American poets. I liked the rawness and the sonic turbulence it generates, sorry no luck with the speakers couldn't listen to the recital. A POWERFUL HOWITZER poem, great penmanship.

Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci 6/15/2005

I was on my way to Thank You for the birthday wishes and I noticed this on your bio page!

Really exceptional work! And it was even more powerful hearing you read it! No lie, you made me jump out of my chair and say out loud
"This is why I love her work!"
Reviewed by _ Aberjhani 3/22/2005
A brilliant dissection of the unjustifiable rage of ignorance and cowardice that mars too much of what can and should be beautiful in this world. The voice of poet on the page blended with the acoustic soul of the poet in the ear and heart make this poem a profound palpable experience.
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz 3/1/2005
No one could have said it better, Nordette!
I agree with the words of Mizzlady..."earth shattering verse."
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 2/8/2005
Many have been there, many shall is up to those of us that know to speak loudly and clearly to do so and pray that our words fall on open and receptive ears. Bravo, my friend, earth shattering verse! ~Z~
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/2/2005

Brutal. Raw. Stark realism that needs to be addressed. Extremely painful to read (and hear)--I hope many lives are changed by your words.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(
Reviewed by G Morrison 2/2/2005
Touching piece N. Abuse is a bad thing and yes some do it because they can't come to grips with their inner demons. G
Reviewed by Cynthia Castle 2/1/2005

Extremely powerful, packed with a profound message. You words speak volumes, but listening to you speak them, ...very haunting!!! Superb composition!

Reviewed by Regis (Reg) Auffray 2/1/2005
I am just going to echo Mari's words on this one. Love, peace and strength to you, Nordette. Regis
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 2/1/2005
Brava my friend, I'd also like to add that our generational curses, if not broken can go back to 100 generations. The curse of slavery was never one of ours that I am aware of, I know in the 1800's we were in Germany and were/are jews.

In any event, to be safe I break them in all in Jesus' Holy Name. Now, if I could jsu get over the fact that most men are annoying, lol. Really Girl, you are so good, reminds me of Maya Angelou, you are heading to big places my sweet sexy girl.

Love, Janny xoxoxo
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/1/2005
Most powerful piece Nordette!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Ian Thorpe 2/1/2005
Good one - it sort of hammers home the message, if you'll pardon the pun.
Reviewed by Andy Turner 2/1/2005
They may sleep now, but I wonder what eternity has in store..

I felt like this write clobbered me, with its power..

Eddies comment, explains alot..
Reviewed by Mari (Baur) D'India 2/1/2005
Okay, now that I am breathing again, allow me to add my thoughts with the plethoria of raves you've already received for this piece.

You have a loud voice that speaks in a whisper. There is no need for you to shout because your words do it for you. This is brilliant, absolutely brilliant. It speaks for the world.
Reviewed by Ogre Ed 2/1/2005
Extremely powerful and emotional piece, Nordette, and what a profound message.
Reviewed by Eddie Thompson 2/1/2005
"...purple majesty is a bruise." My goodness, this is powerful. Hauntingly powerful.
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd 2/1/2005
Yes some of them believe that this is right because as one man put it Eve caused Adam to sin. Wrong but this is powerful Nordette and some men never get it.
Reviewed by Michael Charles Messineo 2/1/2005
Nordette, Emotionally powerful in every aspect.

Reviewed by Paul Williams 2/1/2005
Nordette, what can I say that hasn't already been said. This is awesomely powerful, with extremely vivid imagery that has a tendency to linger in the mind. Excellent.

Reviewed by Tiana ~ (Reader) 2/1/2005
WOW!!! This is so POWERFUL! I agree with Eileen, this should be published!
Reviewed by Handsum Hart 1/31/2005
This packs a very powerful punch.
Nice work

Peace and sunshine
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 1/31/2005
Damn good Powerful write!!!!
Strong in volume Lady!!!
there is some out cold truths here!!!
Reviewed by William Bonilla 1/31/2005
a powerfully outstanding write

William .....Peace & Love
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/31/2005
The strongest poem on this topic I've ever read! Dynamic,incredible intensity of emotion! Should be published! You know how to be electrifying Nordette!


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