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Author Name: FreeSensual Sorceress 44 Comments
Date Added: February 08, 2007 15:02:49 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Dead Things


You displayed your piety
with a great deal of pride;
dressed in your Sunday best
worshipping in a temple
erected to vanity
where those delicately
etched stained glass windows
bend light rays to colorize lies,
while I who knelt naked
 in the still forest
and celebrated storms
remained altruistic.
It's hard to conceal
truth without pockets.
I believe it's easier to deceive
while living amongst dead things.

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Comment By: FreeRobin Constantinou on June 29, 2007 07:06:01 AM Report
it was hard to stop reading such a touching piece of poetry, dripping with depth and imagination with the use of some overpowering words, beautiful just beautiful, well done

Comment By: FreeWilliamGoldenpen on February 8, 2007 05:44:11 PM Report
51 Comments so far!  It's all been said.  So I'll just say, "Congrats on youyr award sweetie.  It's well deserved."


Comment By: PremiumRobertM on February 8, 2007 04:52:04 PM Report
Yes death, physical or emotional, is a terrificly effective means of denial. Nicely done.  RM.
Comment By: FreeGoliath Assassin on October 9, 2006 05:51:11 PM Report
Man... Now here's some hard-core sophism!  I love a poem this direct!  What is there not to love?  Alot of your stuff is more subtle, but I'm glad to see you can be quite a bit more direct when you want to be.  Indeed, I feel it's much better to read from scripture than sit in the pew and wonder what ratio of the room is lieing or not.  It's called being "bored again," lol! Thank you for this.
Comment By: FreeS on September 6, 2006 12:13:05 AM Report
i m probably the only one on this site who hasnt given you your props for this poem, beautifully written it has timelessness in each of its lines



Comment By: FreeCraig David Dawson on July 31, 2006 12:19:31 PM Report
Congrats on the award!, as always, deserve it. i wish i could grow up to be you some
Comment By: FreeDarkness Rides This Night on July 25, 2006 12:12:21 AM Report
Wow..! Sorry I missed this award winning poem..! Congrats on it..! A wonderful use of words to pen what feels like discuss for the almost pompus religious fanatics who would sooner burn a woman as a witch then let her be true to her own course in life. Only my take on the whole thing..! I like the idea of being naked or open to the natural world..! Great thoughts all around..! Very well done.. !
Comment By: FreeRandy Harrison on July 13, 2006 05:56:25 AM Report
The truth is 'storms' we 'celebrate' demonstrate their power in this piece. I'm overjoyed by the subtle power of the ancient truth stripping the robes off lies so that they crumble in the light without their cover. 'SHIVERS! ever_randy naked in the grove were truth is not shrouded.'
Comment By: PremiumJoe McNinney on July 12, 2006 03:39:44 PM Report
I'm sorry I missed this Sorceress, congrats on the award, this is incredible, Joe
Comment By: FreeFLETCHER on July 9, 2006 05:30:56 PM Report

Great Poem Well deserved award!
Yours .....Fletch

Comment By: FreeTracy Fletcher on July 9, 2006 03:55:56 PM Report
Congratulations on a very well deserved Featured Poem Award.

Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on July 9, 2006 05:18:42 AM Report
great writing sis. Congrats on another award. This has real class.

Ali x

Comment By: FreeVassiliou Olga on July 8, 2006 12:06:38 PM Report
I can say nothing more that others have not said...

"Its hard to conceal

truth without pockets".........great one




Comment By: FreeCindy Bendel on July 8, 2006 11:53:03 AM Report
Congrats on another award Jody. Excellent work.

You have expressed a sentiment that we all have felt at one time or another.

Eat with the sinners I say.


Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on July 8, 2006 06:55:08 AM Report
Nice poeem. I think maybe I might like it some
Comment By: FreeCynthia Jones on July 7, 2006 12:05:30 AM Report

Congrats on your award. *S* Wind Whisperer

Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on July 5, 2006 08:30:53 PM Report
Excellent work, Jolen.  I've probably said that before.  So happy to see it rewarded.  ML

Comment By: PremiumGlata on July 5, 2006 01:50:48 PM Report
I never expected less! Congrats on this, gal! I loved it the first time I read it...Still love it!

Hugs to ya...and love YOU!


Comment By: FreeAdri on July 5, 2006 11:43:22 AM Report

My J, your work is an art.  I said it before; you do with words what Picasso did with paint.  Beautiful, beautiful!  Well deserved, like always!!  Congratulations J!!!!
Adri x

Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on July 3, 2006 06:03:17 PM Report
True wisdom~!!


Comment By: FreeThe Mystic Poet on July 3, 2006 08:58:58 AM Report
I agree with Len. Though I say poem of the Decade!
Comment By: FreeJames Lagoski on July 3, 2006 07:55:32 AM Report
Dear Jolen-
Congradulations on the award-
Best Wishes~

Comment By: PremiumJillian K. Alexis on July 3, 2006 12:32:43 AM Report

Very nicely penned Jody. Congratulations on your' well deserved award...Hugz...Jillian

Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on July 2, 2006 09:29:34 PM Report
Poem of the YEAR!!...Poem of the YEAR! Poem of the YEAR!!...Poem of the YEAR!

Poem of the YEAR!!...Poem of the YEAR! Poem of the YEAR!!...Poem of the YEAR!

NIce poem..I like it

Comment By: FreeSharon Jorcil James on July 2, 2006 08:20:56 PM Report
Said you nailed it with this one my friend!!

Congrats on the award!!!!


Sharon JJ

Comment By: FreeLady Literary on July 2, 2006 08:04:00 PM Report

Ahhh..Jolen..Tell us how you REALLY feel! So eloquently put. Well done on winning the gold..(or is that bronze?) and well done on telling it like it really is.


Comment By: FreePelagic Mind on June 26, 2006 04:45:04 AM Report

Hahahaha.... Belief can be a “rock” or just a “crumbly crust”... well done, an interesting point of view

Comment By: FreeRoger Bacon on June 23, 2006 12:27:27 PM Report
Its the voice in the poem that moves me.  That voice overlayed with words that sieze the mood.  Another write to cherish.
Comment By: FreeRoss McCague Rosco on June 22, 2006 12:30:12 PM Report
Hi, I'm one of the dead things. You're the only writer around who somehow maskes one feel chastened for prudery and sobriety. Here's something from an old brother:

The world is too much with us; late and soon,

Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;

Little we see in Nature that is ours;

We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!

This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon;

The winds that will be howling at all hours,

And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers,

For this, for everything, we are out of tune;

It moves us not.--Great God! I'd rather be

A pagan suckled in a creed outworn;

So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,

Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;

Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;

Or hear old Triton blow his wreathèd horn.
This isn't my latest; it's Wordsworth. A second rater.


Comment By: FreeJoe Petro on June 22, 2006 10:54:28 AM Report
I too am so impressed. You have developed such a sophisticated voice. This is pure poetry at its best. jp 
Comment By: FreeHenry M. on June 22, 2006 08:19:33 AM Report
Well, just when I thought you could not amaze me, you go and do it again!! This is really a magnificent piece of poetry Jody. "It's hard to conceal the truth without pockets", I love it!! I once again applaud your writing Jody.     Henry
Comment By: FreeAdri on June 22, 2006 02:40:49 AM Report

Oh my darling J!! I am in awe…   Every time I read your writes you are just so much more amazed!!!  The most morbid of emotions you took and made is unmistakably beautiful. You know me by now, I love, I love, I love!! You do paint with words, like I said before.  You are worth every award, every name every poem that is dedicated to you.  This is a gorgeous write my darling friend.  Lovely!!!
Adri x

Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on June 22, 2006 01:31:00 AM Report
One thing about you pretty say it the way it is.. The truth about life is we are naked in so many ways about so many things.. Most people just ignore  what they don't understand .. You are a classic lady.. why do you think we all love you!! You go girl!!! ~ She
Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on June 21, 2006 11:16:00 PM Report
You've said this well, Sorceress.  Truer words are seldom spoken.  Good work.  ML

Comment By: FreeThe Mystic Poet on June 21, 2006 11:03:22 PM Report
Comment By: FreeSharon Jorcil James on June 21, 2006 09:44:25 PM Report
WOW!! A brilliant write Jody!

You nailed it on this one my friend!


Sharon JJ


Comment By: PremiumMelanie on June 21, 2006 09:32:08 PM Report
This is an impressive write. Very intellectual.


Comment By: FreeCeeCee on June 21, 2006 08:24:38 PM Report
Very powerful writing, Jody...I am sorry this person did not give themselves completely to the truth....because you are correct, the truth is naked...and so is true Christianity.


Awesome thought behind this piece,



Comment By: FreeWide Awake on June 21, 2006 05:54:42 PM Report
Well, the world sure is filled with hypocrites...if that's what your egging at, I do agree.
And aren't hypocrites dead things in themselves...dead for they do not even have themselves...
what is life without oneself?
I really enjoyed the way you stated this so eloquently Ms.Sorceress~excellent poetry and great statement.

Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on June 21, 2006 05:29:54 PM Report
Remember that song that goes, "Give me that old time religion"?...Well, I'm a thinkin' your old time relgion goes back a little farther than any of the Christian flavors..:Where those delicatly etched stained glass windows bend light rays to colorize lies."..I can't tell you how impressed I am with this poem, Aces..This should be poem of the year, you sneaky little heratic, you..Jesus preached in the streets so they erected cathedrals laden with gold in his honor in countries where famine was common. Martin Luther was burned at the stake by the established church for daring to point out that the Bible teahes that man may speak directly to God, without going through any church. So, what do they do?..They erect more chuches in his honor..Dance naked and free, darlin'..This is BRILLIANT!!..Yereverlovinhisacesfurball
Comment By: FreeRebeca Weiss on June 21, 2006 04:53:27 PM Report
Brilliant. Enough said. :0)

Comment By: PremiumPamela A. Lamppa on June 21, 2006 04:17:06 PM Report

Karma does have a way... of detecting, pinpointing, and riveting closed that casket of hypocrisy.  All too often we don't see it play out, but it does.

Naked, truthful, and honest is ALWAYS best.  

YOU know I KNOW this and loved every single REAL word.  Well done poetess.  Very very WELL DONE. ~Pam 

Comment By: PremiumGlata on June 21, 2006 03:44:31 PM Report
And there it is in blue and white! How many people like this do we know around this "great" country? I've been submitted to tooooo many over my life time!

Hugs and wow!


Comment By: FreeAngel on June 21, 2006 03:06:06 PM Report
Fabulous loved it


Love Angelxx


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