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date submitted 22.05.2011
date updated 28.02.2013
genres: Literary Fiction, Harper True Life,...
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Meditative Musings

James Revoir

Musings about Faith and Life

 

This is a personal collection of poetry, borne out of twenty years of life experience.

 
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all ages, alone, autobiographical, bible, biblical, bizarre, bles, christ, christian, christian living, christianity, church, comedic, comedy, compass...

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Silly Geek

With fear and trepidation
 
I approach her in my tenth grade Geometry class.
 

 
It is high school,
 
where sensitivity to fragile, frail emotions
 
and basic respect for human dignity
 
are valued little more
 
than industrial commodities
 
like iron and steel:
 
bought and sold daily
 
in staggering bulk quantities
 
on the open market.
 

 
Having no particular attraction to the girl,
 
she is little more to me
 
than a convenient opportunity,
 
randomly chosen for no other reason
 
than the fact that she is there.
 

 
Yet in hopeful desperation I toss out
 
an invitation to the upcoming dance,
 
like a GI in an old War War II flick
 
quickly popping out of a foxhole
 
and blindly lobbing a hand grenade
 
into a darkened German bunker.
 

 
She speaks nothing in return;
 
after all, she doesn't need to-
 
her silent, scathing, sarcastic, scowling sneer
 
still speaks volumes louder
 
than the strongest words
 
in the English language
 
could ever hope to express.
 

 
Then it hits me
 
like a bullet to the chest:
 
"Silly geek!
 
It's the Sadie-Hawkins Dance...
 
The girl is supposed to ask the guy!"

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alphamomma wrote 515 days ago

I am finally publishing my book of poems. I took your advice about the arrangement. I would like to include your comments in the front of the book along with the other "reviews."

“As your name means "like Christ" so your poetry beautifully reflects your passion and intimacy with Him.” James Revoir

If I have your approval, please leave a permission message on my Facebook page - Christine Gail Garcia.

Thank you.

Peter B wrote 530 days ago

Yeah, we all wanted to marry Audrey! Super collection of musings, that is a good assessment. This is not just one afternoons jotting down notes speculating on so many different topics and aspects of who knows what's to come next. Nice job buddy Jim. Peter B.

evermoore wrote 566 days ago

Such insight...depth...pain...hurt...laughter..love...and such a gift you've shared. From the first...Grampa's Hands...the descriptive way you spoke of his life, comparing it to the rings of a tree...how he used that axe making you bring up Adam in the Garden...and his comment...ohhhhhhhhh, James...I laughed. I knew your poetry would be a delight to read and I was right.

God bless...Linda
Children Walking With Jesus

patio wrote 578 days ago

Gloomy Gladness read like a song
I love poems, hence I love this book
MAX STARS

patio wrote 660 days ago

You done a good story on Hitler

Cara Gold wrote 669 days ago

{Meditative Musings} – James Revoir
I read the first five of your musings; ‘Blackberries’, ‘Grampa’s Hands’, ‘Hitler’, ‘Mouses and Houses’ and ‘Rush Hour.’
What a lovely collection you have here! In these five short chapters, you have already shown such diversity and given me a great deal of enjoyment.

I like ‘Blackberries’ for the way you explore the relationship between mother and child. The last three lines truly touched me ‘There is mother and child and no one else/And the quiet sanctuary of their home/Is their entire universe.’ Mother/child relationships are something I like to explore too in my writing, so this really touched me!

‘Grampa’s Hands’ was very different, more personal because of the use of the first person. It made me pause for a moment and think – nice shift from the Adam in the ‘Garden of Eden’ and the old man, Adam Smith. Interesting… this made me think…

‘Hitler’ – your writing is powerful here, to capture the brutal nature of what Hitler did. The link to devil and fallen angels is very strong.

‘Mouses and Houses’ – such a light contrast from the previous chapter! Enjoyable with its comic undercurrents :)

‘Rush Hour’ – lots of terrific images to capture the feeling, indeed, of rush hour. The very structuring of the poem itself is ‘loose’ and rolls fluidly along, keeping the reading pace fast, and making us feel like we’re caught in the rush.

Thank you so much for sharing these, they are delightful to read and I hope to come back soon! Thank you also for your lovely comment on ‘Dawn of Destruction’, it means a lot to me that you like my writing :)
Sincerely
Cara

hadley wrote 712 days ago

Hi James I am finally making my way down my very large list of books to read and I have found yours to be quite delightful. Whether you are describing situations from high school, watching the News or going off to summer camp you obviously have a very poetic way of expressing your thoughts. I love how in the last chapter you sum it all up as being a choice as to how one decides to think feel etc no matter what life throws at you. God is still in control and we just need to trust. Thank you for your honesty and biblical creativity. This would be a great daily devotioinal and benefit many. Nice job, high stars and watch list,
Mary ann
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JamesRevoir wrote 892 days ago

Hello Bridget:

Thank you for your kind comments and for backing Meditative Musings.

Bless you!

James

I enjoyed reading your poems. I think you are a great poet.
Blessing,
Bridget

Bridget Sherman wrote 892 days ago

I enjoyed reading your poems. I think you are a great poet.
Blessing,
Bridget

John Page wrote 954 days ago

Beautiful poetry...meditative indeed. Clearly your life is one of wonder, musing, and reflection, and humor. Best wishes.

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