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A Poem by h d e rushin

when I review a poem i'm having a conversation with myself.
i will bring up personal experiences from my own awful life,
interspersed with the heartfelt  story your telling me. i'm not doing
this to make the poem, your poem, anyone's poem, about me or
to take away from your own experience. Actually, what i'm attempting to
do is try to show you that I do understand what your trying to tell me and
that i've laid on my side with the dim light on my nightstand
with a lamp you have to twist three times before it lights
and even then it may not,
giving your poem my full attention.

i know. it can really be off putting to some people. so if i've
ever done this to you during a review I just wanted to make sure
you know that I wasn't trying to take over your poem. But rather
I didn't have anyone else to talk to and I wanted to connect
somehow with another soul.

© 2021 h d e rushin


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Gee
Last couple of lines made me feel sad for you, probably not what you'd want, but the thought of anybody feeling lonely in this mad, overcrowded world is s****y.
Only those that feel precious about their work would see you as a poem hijacker :))
Hope you are keeping well

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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Sometimes when I wake up feeling like I can't muster up the strength to get up and face another time, I turn this poetry....there's grandeur in this view of life (apologies to C. Darwin)

Posted 2 Months Ago


I like the idea of somebody jumping into my poem, shows endeavour.
If a poem can relate to something in your life, fantastic, it shows a common bond and brings validity to the poem.

Posted 2 Months Ago


you're right, of course. But poetry is not just an open book, it's standing outside in the mud but naked in the rain. It suspends time in it's own futurity and inevitability. In other words, my vision is never someone else's. My vision is the other sock I could not find, or the whereabouts of the remote control. What I cant do is to
pretend to be engaged with the abstract. But if someone tells me by writing a poem about love, to love..I love
unceasingly ....thanks...dana

Posted 2 Months Ago


wow. Its like you've invited us into your world, your mind...your heart and given us everything. It's strange but these kinds of reviews can help us learn about ourselves. So...that human connection is a strength. Its a gift. Some poetry comes from being afraid that no one will ever understand us. That review sometimes curbs the feeling of insanity. It lets people know that they are not alone. It is you. Unapologetically Dana. That's part of your charm. Those reviews are the best. It's not like you are snatching mics and telling people that you're gonna let them finish. lol. Seriously. Don't change. There's nothing wrong with your reviews.

Posted 2 Months Ago


With an earnest desire to connect and having to deal with that lamp, I don't think you need to apologize to anyone. Everyone should have such a reviewer.

Posted 2 Months Ago


h d e rushin

2 Months Ago

I was told, more than once, that I talk too much. Which is true. But in my defense, I read then re-r.. read more
I do the same thing, friend. I feel like we're having an ongoing conversation. Picking up wherever we left off. You pour the coffee. I get the cream. When I write, if I write, I won't to know that my words touch that place in your heart. That for a moment we are somewhat less alone in this awful world. When I get those conversations in a review, then I know that I wrote something I can be proud of.

Posted 2 Months Ago


h d e rushin

2 Months Ago

But it does and it always does. I remember how my grandma use to make clothes by the patterns that w.. read more
Emily B

2 Months Ago

So very glad to find your words. Every single time
I'm surprised by this, becuz it implies some may object to reviews where the reader relates to the writing by sharing one's own personal experiences. Isn't that what we do here? I have never had anyone suggest this isn't a good thing. The reason I post my writing here in a friendly community instead of trying to sell it -- this personal sharing you describe is worth WAY more than money to me. I love the way readers share how a piece of writing expresses something they've experienced! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

h d e rushin

2 Months Ago

I agree totally.
The ability to relate, both as a poet and a reader of poetry, is vital. So often, I immerse myself entirely in a poem; try to see as best I can what was in the writer's mind; though often, the articulation of my thoughts do not come as easily as they ought.

You never take over, you enlighten.

Beccy. X

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

h d e rushin

2 Months Ago

It's like listening to a record of someone you've never heard sing some familiar song in another lan.. read more
h d e rushin

2 Months Ago

I love your words dear Gee. thanks and yes, I am keeping well. Social distanced and all....dana
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Gee
Last couple of lines made me feel sad for you, probably not what you'd want, but the thought of anybody feeling lonely in this mad, overcrowded world is s****y.
Only those that feel precious about their work would see you as a poem hijacker :))
Hope you are keeping well

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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