Reviews for a contrite hedonist
Katie Nicole chapter 1 . 7/24/2008
I really love this. It was the title that drew me in.

I like the way you break it up so unexpectedly. And it makes me wonder if you really were a Christian who "backslid," so to say.

I also like that you address God so informally, like apologizing to an old friend.

I was there, once, too.

But I decided I would rather live my own life than let them tell me how to live it.

I like it (:

parmesan and pasta chapter 1 . 7/22/2008
The second through forth stanzas capture the contrast between childhood and adulthood marvelously.

The repetition of "everything/what you didn't want me to be" is nice, and ties the poem together well.

Your examination of the fragility of life is also nice, especially in the first paragraph.

The poem is soft and understated, very nice work.