Tonelius Oliver

Bold As Love

Once a great guitar contortionist
alluded to the Axis
He provided peculiar clues
to a mystery that still hadn't been solved
Were we too caught up in a druggy haze
to see that Jesus Saves
Purple melodies dripped into tie-dyed brains
only to be erased by L.S.D. trips
Believing to be believed
Maybe the drugs made you feel
Experienced
But really were we ready
Ready to understand this Gypsy
and his blissed out harmonies
Wanting to take us to a distant multiverse
Were we ready?
It's o.k. what he left behind
is as Bold as Love



To
Jimi Hendrix (you are loved more than ever)

Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 15, 2006
Poem Edited: Friday, May 19, 2006

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  • Adeeb AlfatehAdeeb Alfateh (7/8/2019 1:08:00 AM)

    Believing to be believed
    Maybe the drugs made you feel
    Experienced
    But really were we ready
    Ready to understand this Gypsy
    and his blissed out harmonies
    Wanting to take us to a distant multiverse
    Were we ready?
    It's o.k. what he left behind
    is as Bold as Love


    love it
    love it
    love
    great 10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    to my FAV list it goes

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  • Melvina GermainMelvina Germain (9/3/2007 6:20:00 AM)

    What a shame to have lost such a great musician as Jimmy Hendrix. He is well remembered even by the young. My children enjoy his music, how sad to have been lost in the haze of drugs. Jimmy along with other greats left just too soon.
    Jimmy may have left us but he lives on in his music and that we can always enjoy.
    --Melvina--

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  • Melanie Candy (6/7/2006 1:32:00 PM)

    Great poem....impressive...hope your book goes well

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  • Karen Schley (6/1/2006 5:38:00 PM)

    This poem was awesome.I loved Jimmie.he trained Ernest Isley of the Isley Brothers.Its so sad that WE as a creative people.Get loss and pay the cost of subtances. That remove much to soon

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  • Omar Jabak (5/29/2006 5:17:00 AM)

    It is beautiful, short, nice and easy to recall. You really DO have an ear for poetry and a refined taste. Go ahead with this creative poetry.

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  • Alana Zisca Hosein (5/25/2006 12:54:00 PM)

    Sometimes in life we need to slow down and listen to the still, seemingly insignificant voices around us. Their silent contribution may really be loud and effective...

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  • Rosemary Du Preez (5/24/2006 4:18:00 AM)

    As a free verse poem it is well written. Unfortunately this piece does not speak to me personally but that does not make it any less good. Poetry is about baring your soul and emotions. Sending a message to the world. You have written a worthy message and it will be like by many but remember some may just pass by and not take note. Rosemary

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  • Kelly marie Berry (5/24/2006 3:26:00 AM)

    verry good i like it

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  • Brooke Hippie (5/23/2006 9:53:00 PM)

    hells yes man. this rocks. i love the creative 'ness' it makes me see this poem. it dances in my mind. this is truly poetry right here folks. and Jimi Hendrix is the man. i have a guitar pick with a picture of his hand on it and his signature on the other side. yes. this is amazing.
    love it
    b

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  • Tori Ocean (5/22/2006 7:47:00 PM)

    i love the color imagery you use 'purple melodies.....tie died brains...' i'm very fond of color imagery myself, however, i cant seem to capture it quite so neatly as you did. sweet.

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  • Santana Marasco (5/22/2006 3:17:00 PM)

    Hell yeah, I wasn't around to appreciate Hendrix in his time, but his legacy remains as inspiration and just friggin AWESOMNESS> A ten from me, because I love your style and I friggin love Jimi Hendrix!

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  • Keith GabouryKeith Gaboury (5/22/2006 1:31:00 AM)

    I really like how you played on the words 'dripped' and 'trips' in those two lines, that's pretty sweet.

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  • Lawrence S. Pertillar (5/21/2006 8:15:00 PM)

    It was 1966 when I first heard 'Are You Experienced'...the album! I did not need to be drugged to know I had been introduced to a great 'talent'. Congratulations for capturing such a period of time with this reference!
    L

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  • Michael Gale (5/21/2006 2:41:00 PM)

    This poem seems about Hendrix(a genius misunderstood, and then realized by understanding fans) way before his time. Too bad drugs played an integral part in his death. If only he had seen the writing up on the wall...He would have lived to perhaps deny his death or possibly to death's doorway-finially it's cold tendered kiss, bravely forestall. This is equally a superb compilation of Jimi Hendrix's success after his death. A living tribute by his fan. A good poem, does this equate.God bless and best wishes-Mike Gale.

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  • Violet Vanderhelm (5/21/2006 2:16:00 AM)

    I didn't listen to Jimmi but this poem is good. You must have been his fan.

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  • Willow Moon PearceWillow Moon Pearce (5/21/2006 12:34:00 AM)

    Enjoyable about the 60's and Jimi Hendrix and his wasted talent. A life like a shooting star......willow

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  • Weka Cahyani (5/20/2006 10:35:00 PM)

    that's really a good poem. i really love it! wish u all the best!

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  • Rajaram RamachandranRajaram Ramachandran (5/20/2006 8:25:00 PM)

    A nice presentation of one's experience. The flow of the poem is smooth and more musical. It is really a good attempt by the poet.

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  • Ismael Texidor (5/20/2006 7:11:00 PM)

    Very nicely written, I wouldn't know about Jimi Hendrix, but I have heard his guitar, and it takes you away, ahh 10 for you

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  • joe Jo (5/20/2006 6:14:00 PM)

    I loved it and I hope you write more. You are a very tallented writer and I hope to read more! ! ! !

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