Reviews for Rise Up
thewhimsicalbard chapter 1 . 12/26/2009
This one was a tougher nut to crack than Tangerine. I got the sense of flowery imagery, literally. Perhaps someone pulling the petals off of a dandelion...

On that route, the person pulling the petals off of the dandelion may be a metaphor for a person who wants everyone to get along with a woman named Peace, or a girl named Happiness.

This one is not so easily penetrated.

I liked the ending. That was very Shakespearean of you, using a rhyme to end an otherwise rhymeless poem. Good work.

Your title through me for a loop too. Maybe it's because of my interest in a Pantera song with the same name, but I always see "rise"-ing as a word that is full of angry rebellion, and often accompanies a mental picture of a jacked-up guy in tattered clothing roaring as he tears off metal shackles. It might just be me. Your version was more encouraging of sticking up for what's right, I guess.

Good poem. I'm not sure I'm as good of a reader as I could be, but if I keep reading your stuff, I'm only going to get better!
porangesunset chapter 1 . 9/8/2009
another lovely poem :D