Monday, January 13, 2003

The End Comments

Rating: 3.6
We decided to have the abortion, became
killers together. The period that came
changed nothing. They were dead, that young couple
who had been for life.

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COMMENTS
Tempus Fugit 17 September 2020
Absolutely vomitous, emetic little anti-abortion screed. One can only imagine what sort of creature Christofascist Olds must be!
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Tempus Fugit 17 September 2020
Utterly vomitous, emetic little anti-abortion screed. One can only imagine what sort of Christofascist SCUM Olds must be!
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Ratnakar Mandlik 22 May 2020
Awesome style and unique narration of the crash and injured therein. Well deserved modern poem of the day.
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Mahtab Bangalee 22 May 2020
The next morning I had to kneel an hour on that floor, to clean up my blood, rubbing with wet cloths at those glittering....everything is endless ending.... the end roundly comes but with a beginning of new something..... certainly great poem penned....10+
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Sylvia Frances Chan 25 November 2018
An Excellently worded poem about a very difficult topic. Powerful Poem with brilliant metaphors, superbly phrased.Thank you for sharing this Unique Poem with an everyday subject.(but a very difficult topic though) ..
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...one has to soak a long time to deglaze the pan when the feast is over................. Unique essence of civilization. Conflicts within conscious perhaps lost its superiority, now conflicts with our physical existence confronting a challenge to survive. Metaphorically good write depending on cruel imagery. Thanks for sharing.
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Shimizu Mizuhala 16 May 2017
Cruel, tragic and shocking,
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Tom Allport 16 May 2017
a powerful and descriptive poem of death whether it be by accident or meant? .............superbly written
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Lantz Pierre 16 May 2017
Unflinching. It starts right in naming abortion as the subject and makes no apologies. First person perspective, uncompromising objectivity. No maudlin sentimentalizing. No feigned feelings or intellectual rationalizing. The power is in the directness. Even as it uses the external crash as metaphor/analogy for the intimacy of the first-person narrative nothing is lost. In fact it gains power by avoiding the possibility of presenting the overly emotional fetus as sacrifice and instead finds a substitute that can be shown without sentimentalizing. And without telling the story. It shows us the pain and gore so that we tap into our emotional reserves without the moralizing overlay. It's brilliantly written, a great example for getting at an extremely difficult subject without beating the reader over the head. The poem is gracefully constructed to allow the reader to do that to him- or herself.
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Geoffrey Fafard 16 May 2017
This poem makes me shiver.it is a confronting image that breaks one's heart but it is powerfully put down on paper. In its strength I love it. in its depiction I fear it.What a brilliant write.
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Susan Williams 16 May 2017
With that topic, it had to be powerful. And it was.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 25 November 2018
It still IS, dear Susan. Thank you that I may write this down here. Sincerely, Sylvia Frances Chan Jakarta born from The Netherlands.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 25 November 2018
Poems will become IMMORTAL, remember dear? This Poem IS already IMMORTAL NOW, during the poetess' s life and not after her death. Poems can be immortal while the poetess/poet is still alive. Yours and mine too BUT we must write Mrs. Olds alike......................best regards, Sylvia FC
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The next morning...... thanks for posting.....
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Edward Kofi Louis 16 May 2017
Until they shot the bound! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Lantz Pierre 16 May 2017
Why do your comments so frequently exhibit such a rude indifference to the content of the poem and depth of feeling that the words convey? Do you even read the poems, or just pick out the first word or phrase that meets your eye? Seriously, I find your random interjections to be a rude assault on the art of poetry as a whole and to the efforts of individuals in particular.
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Colleen Courtney 15 May 2014
Such an amazingly powerful write! So much vivid imagery.
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V.e. Perkins 29 November 2013
One wants only to escape from a poet who sees so far into one's life and into all its insufferable connections. I never thought before of abortion being such a terrifying metaphor, as in Shock and awe aborted the development of Iraq; after catastrophe, no recovery, and no rebirth.
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Bill Grace 22 April 2006
Poetry of such power it leaves me dizzy after only a second reading. Bill Grace
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