Reviews for Broken Bonds
Mary Chrys chapter 1 . 3/10/2008
I do enjoy powerful, deep poems, and I think this one fits the bill.
a certain slant of light chapter 1 . 3/8/2008
Well, I've told you that I love this, especially the last lines, but I can't say it enough. Very nice.
Esther Jade chapter 1 . 3/8/2008
I really like some of the images in this poem. The opening two lines are great, particularly the first one - what a great image. I also really like the last five lines - I think you use enjambment very effectively.

I did find that lines 2-7 weren't as strong as the others. The images don't seem as dynamic and the enjambment feels a lot more random than it does in the final lines.

- Esther, currently reviewing for the Review Marathon (link on my profile page)
Tranquil Thorns chapter 1 . 3/8/2008
This is really sad. (

You've captured child abuse perfectly, and your words are powerful. I especially liked 'He worms his way' - 'worms' just brings out the vileness - 'smarmy disregard', 'raging like a fever in my veins'.

It's a tender topic, but you managed to get to the core of it.