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Last Compliment: 12/6/2017

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Project Reviews

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  • The Blessings Bureau
    Twisted! How does he even keep his job? Ah, wait, is it considered a government ...
  • A Little ...
    Oh my God! The character is verbose to the very last word! But in a good way.  I ...
  • Sophia's Saviour
    Excellent! Mixing the phobias with multiple personalities is like getting two fo ...
  • A Lethal Dance
    My favorite part was the introduction of Silvett.  This is one of the strong poi ...
  • Marauding Gangs of Children Doing Bad
    Highly engaging and well-written piece.  The nonchalant way in which the charact ...
  • Riggs
    The lingo unique to the vehicle is entertaining and clever.  Such a street-smart ...
  • Party On
    You have really brought the empty room to life! Literally!! I loved the personif ...
  • Beyond the Prism
    Clearly a winner! I honestly can't breath from the feelings it invokes.  A beaut ...
  • Bloke Bird
    A smooth and hilarious read! It was well characterized and it worked on the stag ...
  • The Visit
    A Halloween twist!!! Yeah!!  General: the first paragraph is building the myster ...
  • I don't think we're in Zork anymore
    Clever and fun! Using a second person point of view definitely kept me involved ...
  • Let Me Count the Ways
    You did a great job telling a story that is so simple and common, yet you turned ...
  • Mourning Bath
    Congratulations on making it into the top entries for July :)
  • From the Bottom Up
    Excellent job making it into the top entries for July :)
  • The Empty Hole
    General: Well written and displaying a nack for drawing the reader in.  Literall ...
  • From the Bottom Up
    Excellent opening line.  The contradiction that's innate to it is catchy and mad ...
  • Life
    A great lesson on survival, bringing the reader eye to eye with the perseverance ...
  • The Machines Stop
    General: What a ride!! Reading this piece I could almost feel the motion of the ...
  • The Easter Bunny
    I like the childhood rhyme feeling of this poem.  Very fun and uplifting.
  • The Easter Bunny
    I like the childhood rhyme feeling of this poem.  Very fun and uplifting.
  • On the Way to Easter Mass
    Awesome! This poem/story is filled with Easter imagery of color and shapes.  The ...
  • Anyone out there have dream memories? It's horrible.
    This piece elevates a tragic moment--one that many may not understand--to a high ...
  • BEYOND
    First submission!  I like the simplicity of the language you chose here, and the ...
  • Winter
    Excellent take on the poem.  These characters come to life, are tangible, and ve ...
  • Losing Lenore = The Devil's Bird (Second attempt )
    Shah. Great work on this second version of the story.  You really took the best ...
  • The youngest of them all.
    Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite books to read and re-read.  This here ...
  • Dulce et decorum est  ( story)
    I like the idea of trying to make this more personal, and transitioning from a p ...
  • A story about The Waste Land
    Marvelous!!! After reading this piece the first time, I felt as if waking from a ...
  • I'll Rise
    Very intense.  You extracted a more concrete character out Maya's poem, you gave ...
  • I'll Rise
    Excellent...now you got me hooked all the way through. "Beating on their prejudi ...
  • Sleight of Heart
    This is a dark piece, and the fact that you took the point of view of false love ...
  • 'Prufrock Among The Women'
    It's nice to see you applying your craft to transform a marvelous poem into a pe ...
  • Journal of Rosa and Bella - A Post Apocalyptic Life.
    Do believe it.  You did a great job of writing this in the journal style, and sh ...
  • Solace
    There is definitely a lot unsaid, untold, here, but the completeness of this sto ...
  • The Surge
    General: It's a good story, well written, but something is missing.  Part of it ...
  • Paradox
    A very mystical piece, flirting with the curtain that divides life and death.  R ...
  • And beneath the ashes...
    General: You definitely have a nack for this genre, and the ability to come up w ...
  • Dear Diary......... July 22th 2045
    An interesting piece and structure.  Both characters come alive through this ent ...
  • Dear Diary............January 22nd 2046
    Well, now it all makes more sense once I read the first part  ;) Very good entr ...
  • Journal of Rosa and Bella - A Post Apocalyptic Life.
    A haunting piece, and play with the decay of mind and body.  You do great with t ...
  • Hope
    There's definitely a lot of great material here, and a great show of creativity ...
  • Who am I?
    Very abstract piece.  It is more of a snapshot, and perhaps an introductory blur ...
  • Unrequited
    General: An excellent poem, filled with hope of a better future.  Finding self-l ...
  • Piecing it Together
    Isn't it a b-tch that some of the best moments are those we can't remember?  Con ...
  • You Don't Want To Leave It Behind
    YESSSS!!! Congratulations! I am so glad you made it to the top three.  You work ...
  • Freedom
    Great, suspenseful beginning.  I definitely want to read the rest of this story. ...
  • Just a Number
    I agree it is a challenge, given those limitations.  Further things I did not me ...
  • Secret
    The plot  and the twist at the end work out great.  There is irony in the matter ...
  • An extract taken from Corporal Aaron Quinn's diary on the 5th of November, 2062, the day he died.
    General: Well written.  The story moves along smoothly and builds up its tempo a ...
  • Jade, Like the colour...
    My favorite aspect of it is the name of the main character, and how the letter t ...
  • Jerry Springer Recount
    Superb! Love the free style of the writing, the use of speech specific to the di ...
  •   News Report:The Saga of the Amazing Journey of the Bear's Dick With a Mind of Its Own
    That is ridiculous.  I like the newscast format, which allows you to easily leav ...
  • Friday Night Lights
    Great feeling in this poem.  The rhyming pattern works great and makes it sound ...
  • Cork Screwed
    Awesome! Creative take on the telekinetic powers, with limitations and such.  Di ...
  • Path To Salvation
    I really like the choice of "diverts"...nice pick!
  • Whats New?
    Quick like flying bullets, and desperate like one who lives life from battle to ...
  • Your Duty
    Interesting format, as it uses boldness and size to place the different things i ...
  • Colours Of  War
    Great play with the colors, first describing each with a very tangible image of ...
  • Path To Salvation
    I like the sentiment expressed by the poem, and its glimmer of hope.  it doesn't ...
  • a murder of faith
    Beautiful song, sad but beautiful.  Great use of the words.
  • 0
    The title drew me in instantly, as there is a great correlation between the idea ...
  • 0
    The title drew me in instantly, as there is a great correlation between the idea ...
  • 6
    So pure, evoking the pull of a culture of excellent poetry, haikus, which you we ...
  • 0
    Of course this was part of your three-poem submission, selected for publishing, ...
  • O
    Amazing how you present a poetic critique on the "Origin of the Species," and ma ...
  • 0
    Time becomes a jumble of images and sounds that hit us from all sides when deali ...
  • 0
    Lovely extended maritime metaphor, which echoes the speaker's shaken emotions as ...
  • 0
    There is a sense of duality of character here, "Bella/Tanya," the "you" the spea ...
  • Indignation
    Beautiful work! Congratulations. Your words "decorate my soul."
  • Who Will Be There
    Great, short piece! Congratulations!  Love the "false whispers in [the wind's] w ...
  • Secret Garden
    Congratulations.  A great, evocative piece.
  • The Suicide
    Congratulations!
  • I and I
    What a piggiestie of washed up dope, de ho.
  • Soul Flush
    The worst one for me and ewwww! the worst imagery ever.
  • A Note to my Father in Brighton
    Amazing poem!  You throw us right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of ever ...
  • Loves' Delight
    An elegant description of a delightful form of sexual contact.  The euphemisms m ...
  • Bunny Slipper Feets
    Would someone kill that fucking bunny?  This does rate low for me: annoying, rid ...
  • Oozy Goo  - 19th challenge
    Poor Hermit took the wrong flight!  Ironic and cruel.  The "sexy Mercedes" empha ...
  • A Poem to Rhyme Purple and Orange
    Not bad, just different...gotta be worse than this.
  • An awful poem
    Nothing worse than a poem that has to explain itself as the worse poem.
  • Unbearable
    ...but quite unbearable.  I need a beer
  • Unbearable
    a, cute, a children's rhyme.
  • freakin facinating
    what an asshole . . . bad, bad poem.
  • Unbearable
    ...but quite unbearable.  I need a beer
  • Unbearable
    a, cute, a children's rhyme.
  • Hydraphonic Pharming
    painful, i laboured reading through this crop...
  • I love you
    heartless  soulless  trickle  sponge  squash  festoon  glove  ephe ...
  • Two words
    Unshackled form,  I greet thee now,  And yet, Adieu!  I frown in anguish ...
  • Blue Emerald Eyes - a love poem
    I think it's hillarious.  a few stars just for that.
  • "Beatrice"
    The poem has a lot of details that refer to the small things that make life spec ...
  • Double Entendres
    Very clever, new and outside of the box.  I will have to read again to find the ...
  • Babies
    Perhaps the best of the three.  Very endearing and yet a great revelation of the ...
  • Black Lilies
    The voice here is that of a bard, which is suitable for your themes that allude ...
  • At the Beach
    I loved it the first time I read it, and I love it again.  Good choice.
  • LUCY AND THE DEVIL
    A great story told in poetic verse.  The twist at the end is genius, and this ha ...
  • What's yours is not mine
    I like the rawness of it, and the simplicity.  The bare bones of feeling.  In th ...
  • Sonnet:  Fire and Ice
    As per previous comments, an excellent piece and a good choice for your Melange ...
  • Sonoma Spring
    Beautiful, pastoral, refreshing, endearing.  Makes me want to travel to that Idy ...
  • My Life
    So is mine!  Good one.
  • Holes
    This poem excels in the use of repetition, and it's whimsical in spite of the da ...
  • Death is mine now
    Very chilling, dark, and more grotesque than your other two pieces here.  This o ...
  • Woke Up
    Simple language but strong message.  It almost has a rhythm like a song.  It doe ...
  • The Rose
    This is on the top of my favorites!  I gave you comments on it before and, readi ...
  • L-O-V-E
    Beautiful.  Although it uses some cliche concepts related to love and so, you ma ...
  • Destitution
    Thank you both for the great feedback.  I will definitely work on this one a bit ...
  • I tried to write something sweet and happy. I'm not a fan of it.
    I think the piece works well together with the introduction, the three versions, ...
  • Het Doodweg
    You are definitely channelling a different realm here, and you bring it to us wi ...
  • Fury of the Storm
    Nice use of your great skill to tell this gripping tale, which is definitely a t ...
  • Escapism
    Definitely thought-provoking questions, especially because they resonate with my ...
  • Hazard Pay
    The single-ended conversation style is interesting, and leaves the reader to fil ...
  • Balanced Confusion
    Interesting and well constructed.  All the stanzas share common attributes in th ...
  • the big fight
    I think it very direct and raw, yet it does communicate the mixture of feelings ...
  • Work Ethic
    It's of course easier if we like our job, otherwise it gets really hard to care ...
  • My Un-cried Tears
    A bit more together than your other writings in this project, and I like the way ...
  • The game
    I thinks this is witty and playful.  Not a bad one.  What a game indeed.
  • Can Ya See?
    It's silly but not bad.  Just silly boo.
  • A Spanish Rap...Kinda...
    Damn Dimension! You be rappin' hard.  But not the worst.
  • Flora
    As in my other comments, this is a Marilyn Nelson instant classic.
  • Gathering In
    I love the strength of your images here.  "Wring the last drip of summer's warmt ...
  • Song
    Another amazing piece.  The musical theme is interwoven in every verse, indeed c ...
  • Fire and Ice
    My favorite line is "the fire within the ice has such allure," echoing the title ...
  • Human Detritus
    Chilling account of a reality that we live.  Nice twist at the end, to accept th ...
  • Two
    Beautifully short! And love is portrayed with the simplicity of everyday things, ...
  • The Cancer
    Thanks for sharing this dept-felt dedication.  A poet with the a mind for words ...
  • Fontemaggio October
    You must have been in those beautiful and enchanted lands.  This is a great poet ...
  • Spring Haiku
    WIth this haiku I see the opposite effect as with the "Inspiration Haiku."  Here ...
  • Sonoma Spring
    I am in love with the personification of the hills as sensuous women, with their ...
  • Shipwreck
    A tragic but beautified moment by the sea, shocked because of the shipwreck, but ...
  • I'm Going To Bite You.
    Not too bad.  Man, maybe reading so many bad poems might hurt our ability to cri ...
  • Just a thought.
    Not in the bottom two this week sweety.  You are still in the game!
  • Lu
    Yes, but they are absolutely chilling!  First it sounded like a mourning poem, a ...
  • Disease
    I meant so type "rhyming words".... :)
  • My Dear Husband's Ghost.
    The speaker faces a contradiction of feelings, very believable in someone battli ...
  • Darkness
    I love the closing line "on the platform of mundane" as it leaves the reader wit ...
  • Mother's Letters
    The emotion builds up to that final, blatant line.  The beginning is safe enough ...
  • Playing With Instruments of Death
    I must confess, I was only able to read the title of this poem early this mornin ...
  • You
    My pleasure.  If you have time, I have started a new project "The Penumbra of De ...
  • Highways of time
    Love the images conjured here that make your poem expand in time and space endle ...
  • Lines
    So the suicidal lovers theme without explicitly saying so.  You leave it to the ...
  • You
    You always bring a Gothic element into your poetry, and in these short lines you ...
  • Pagan Black Metal
    The title of this poem alone would be enough to draw me like a metal to a magnet ...
  • Beyond The Killer
    I like the perspective and the tone of the speaker, so seemingly objective on th ...
  • She's Going.
    Very strong and emotional.  I agree that the repetition and consistent use of fo ...
  • Meditaton
    My favorite verse is "This feeling, is the finger of music branding my soul" bec ...
  • Majestic
    "Pensive thoughts" really left me thinking.  It sounds redundant and it doesn't ...
  • Linda
    Definitely a 5-star for me.  I like its brevity, and the way it's written makes ...
  • flower
    Beautiful message, and honestly written.  It does need a little more imagery and ...
  • Losing Myself
    Perhaps you are not comfortable with who you are, and do not believe in those th ...
  • Lost in the Wind~ Prologue
    This is much like a dream of heaven, full of images and light and sound and moti ...
  • Forever Deep,
    Very powerful.  I like the lack of active verbs, which makes it dreamy, inconclu ...
  • Meltdown
    Great piece!  The imagery is tightly maintained throughout each verse.  As I und ...
  • The One
    Powerful and intriguing. It sounds like both physical and spiritual attacks have ...
  • death,
    You had me hooked in a wave of sympathy until you brought up the zombies! :)  Bu ...
  • Sugar Inferno
    This is an amazing, powerful and delectable five-star piece of work.  I have rea ...
  • Wrath
    Thanks Blaizen!  It was definitely like food for thought...
  • Choke
    Very vivid.  I can feel the helplessness, the inability to shout and ask for hel ...
  • My Fear
    Interesting connections between your fear and the childhood events.  It seems th ...
  • Perspiring Summer, At The Human Equinox
    I need more than 5 stars to rate this one.  It is cohesive, and it really plays ...
  • "The Rape Of Mother Earth"
    Excellent poem.  The two-line verses make it powerful, and the rhymes are neat a ...
  • "ReBirth"
    You personify Mother Nature and transmit her pain and anguish beautifully throug ...
  • Wrath
    Thanks, Unholy Dragon!  It was fun to squeeze this one in during my lunch break. ...
  • Love From A Distance
    Poetic Princess: in the first line of my comment below I meant to type "fact" no ...
  • Reflections
    INTERPRETATION: The speaker seems trapped within herself, in darkness, and her o ...
  • Sugar Inferno
    This is an amazing, powerful and delectable five-star piece of work.  I have rea ...
  • Silent Prayer
    This is very raw and powerful.  It speaks from the deepest realm of someone who ...
  • This Hidden World
    I love the anger in the tone behind these lines, and how it is not fully reveale ...
  • Welcome to the Show
    Very macabre and chilling.  This is a great short piece, and the feeling I get f ...
  • THE KISS
    Very playful and yet heart-felt.  Nice use of rhyme and rhythm.  Almost like a n ...
  • One Purpose in Living
    And as writers we should always dream....
  • Something Worth Waiting For
    Excellent!  Title and story complement each other perfectly.
  • From The Beginning to the End
    Nice use of the title to build up to your one word choice.  Must keep the hope a ...
  • 5. ONE
    Spelling & Others (in order of appearance): - "Its only human..." should be "it ...
  • 4. Prologue
    Gripping start!  You build suspense and close with a shocking discovery.
  • 3. An Ode To Death
    Excellent choice!
  • 2. Dedications
    "First" might sound better than "Firstly" in the first line.
  • Conversations With Dead People
    This poem nicely captures the changing emotions one goes through when losing som ...
  • Bonded by...............................................
    This is far more exciting than the other poems I have read.  I hear a unique voi ...
  • 2. Chapter 1
    You jump right into the family conflict.  Good choice.  I agree with Blackbyrd ...
  • 1. Prologue
    This definitely caught my attention and it promises to be a good read.  I can re ...
  • flower
    Beautiful message, and honestly written.  It does need a little more imagery and ...
  • Valhalla
    Amazing.  The image of endless war-making for this unlucky soul is transmitted t ...
  • seventeen
    You take us to the very moment of death, and effectively transmit the sense of l ...
  • The Dreamer
    It's awesome how you take such intimate moments of loss, of anguish, and present ...
  • A Time for Everything
    Here you take us on a journey through seasons that mimick the passing of our lif ...
  • Conversations With Dead People
    This poem nicely captures the changing emotions one goes through when losing som ...
  • A Body Apart
    The tension you create here is outstanding.  You paint the frustration with true ...
  • THE TRUTH
    Nice rhythm.  The language is simple, making it easy to relate to.  I can imagin ...
  • Give me Boring
    Nice take on "boring."  We are ll so afraid to get bored, and sometimes it's all ...
  • Lifes Answer
    Very encouraging words, like a caring brother or sister giving life's secret to ...
  • Oh Hell No!
    Very strong and true.
  • Imp of God
    This poem shows love and pure passion elevated to the divine.  The language is c ...
  • Staggeringly Rosy
    Well, you definitely caught my attention!  Whether this is your actual opinion o ...
  • The Tigers of Bangladesh
    Great use of cultural references, giving this dream a touch of the magic and lan ...
  • Not the One for Me
    Makes me think of the endless rounds of "What are you thinking?," "What's on you ...
  • Stone Cold Eyes
    The shortness and word choice really gives the reader a sense of how detached an ...
  • Your Bar is too Orange
    Excellent! I'm there with you.  I don't go to a bar to get suddenly sobered up b ...
  • Divine Energy (Final Cut)
    This is awesome! The poem starts out great, with a question that makes you go "h ...
  • When I wake
    I love the bluntness and certainty with which you state that life is a dream and ...
  • dying inside
    Love the visual distribution of words, and the brokenness that this gives to the ...
  • time
    This captures the constant balance I seek between my memories of what was, and w ...
  • Misunderstood
    And indeed most creative people are misunderstood....
  • The kids
    Exactly!  We should never grow up at the cost of giving up the child's voice ins ...
  • Young "Love"
    This is hilarious.....but possibly true.....
  • Telling Writer
    Excellent! There is so much magic in words, and in magic there is hope.  Thanks ...
  • Memory and Humanity
    This pieces speaks universally, and it's very touching.  It emphasizes friendshi ...
  • dreams fade
    You build up a type of tension that sneaks upon the reader, and is mainly and gr ...
  • Mentor's Words
    Wow..this really leaves you thinking...great!
  • My Family
    Beautiful....
  • ; > D
    A great motto to live by....

  • Very brave to take the suicide theme, so nearly overdone by many, and make it so ...
  • Divine Energy
    This is awesome! The poem starts out great, with a question that makes you go "h ...
  • Everlasting Winter
    Beautiful, as pure as snow.  The winter imagery is excellent and it places you r ...
  • Victim Of A Spiral Dream
    Reading the poem it was easy to picture myself ascending the spiral stairs insid ...
  • Just A Thought
    I think there's great depth in what you're sharing here, especially about "honou ...
  • Love Notes
    Awesome duet!  I love the contrast in language between the two parts, and the di ...
  • Brother
    Excellent account of how people can transition from light to darkness as they gr ...
  • My Roots
    The mixture of color in the picture is nicely echoed by your words, which are wa ...
  • Dove
    I am holding back tears as I write this review, because this poem has reached de ...