Ahmad Shiddiqi

Rookie (March 7,1974 / Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia)

American Gothic - Poem by Ahmad Shiddiqi

(dedicated to Kim Schilling, a poet friend)


almost ruin

gr uesome
specific setting

a girl
faith's power

unconscio us

au thor

in two years

Arthur Mervyn
Edgar Huntley

a pioneer to
Edgar Allan Poe
Herman Melville
Nathaniel Hawthorne

(inspired by Charles Brockden Brown's novels)

Comments about American Gothic by Ahmad Shiddiqi

  • ~ Jon London ~ (2/10/2009 1:38:00 PM)

    Your styling is great, its different and thats why i like it, you're a poet my friend.

    Keep creating that voice

    Best wishes

    Jon (Report) Reply

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  • Demon lover (11/3/2008 11:12:00 PM)

    I like it alot. its very unique (Report) Reply

  • Fred Babbin (9/10/2008 10:47:00 AM)

    Again, your style is unusual, and takes getting used to. (Report) Reply

  • Ben Gieske (9/1/2008 6:43:00 PM)

    I am not familiar with all of these people and so cannot appreciate every thing that is said and I haven’t yet caught on to all the meanings intended: ex.,

    a girl
    faith's power

    I will have to do more reading I see. (Report) Reply

  • Juan Carlos Abeti (8/30/2008 12:58:00 PM)

    Hey, this it is a good one, i like the way how you wrote it and the use of those few words, you did a lot with them....great..... (Report) Reply

  • Melisa Chabot (8/30/2008 9:13:00 AM)

    This is a good one, i like your choice of words. Keep on writing! (Report) Reply

  • Stacey Watts (8/30/2008 8:56:00 AM)

    very good writing. I like this poem alot. (Report) Reply

  • Demon lover (8/30/2008 8:47:00 AM)

    very well done.keep it up. (Report) Reply

  • Sarwar Chowdhury Sarwar Chowdhury (8/30/2008 8:39:00 AM)

    ...a different style of expression....I enjoyed it......10 (Report) Reply

  • Vampire Heart (8/30/2008 5:41:00 AM)

    Nice poem, I like the dark, melancholic synomyms used in this poem to describe the gothic subculture. Lovely. (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Fowler (8/30/2008 5:40:00 AM)

    Spare, elegant definations. A very informative write. Take care.

    Kind regards,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Egi David Perdana (8/30/2008 1:49:00 AM)

    america is the world pal, but world not america, bosen idup disana, indonesia and liverpool england is my better place, please comment my latest poems oh me (Report) Reply

  • Ric S. Bastasa Ric S. Bastasa (8/28/2008 5:45:00 AM)

    i can feel a very poetic trail.. wonderful ahmad (Report) Reply

  • Pied Piper Berry (8/28/2008 4:02:00 AM)

    Very interesting, thankyou for sharing your work with us! :) (Report) Reply

  • Carol Rhodes (8/26/2008 11:49:00 AM)

    Ahmad, thank you for asking me to read your words. I like the shortened style of this poem. I shall read more poems now...My best to you, Carol (Report) Reply

  • Carrie Sprouse (8/21/2008 10:50:00 AM)

    I like this one, its a little strange but its good (Report) Reply

  • Carrie Sprouse (8/21/2008 10:50:00 AM)

    I like this one, its a little strange but its good (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 17, 2008

Poem Edited: Sunday, February 15, 2009

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