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Posted May 13, 2012
People don't read poetry for the author. They read because it r
People don't read poetry for the author. They read because it resonates. Right from the start, Morlin catches your imagination describing the prevalent misunderstanding that can lead to broken hearts and dreams. Then he will end his verse with a turn of honesty that is just damn funny. Sometimes he will challenge you, the reader, to find some higher moral ground provoking you to question your own perceived ethics. While Morlin speaks through his parliament of ravens, the reader will view the star crossed self with ironic humor.
In well placed contrast poems, such as Blurred Borders, Morlin places on paper twisting metaphors. He leads the reader to consider what could be a sociopathic lack of regret but then with a surprising twist of words he curves the word into random possibilities where every choice might lead to unsequential consequence. Paraphrase just doesn't really do justice to poems such as, Seasonal Exile, where romeo is so lost (depending on the reader's resonating life perspective) that he is willing to undergo self-mutilation just to have his love rejected like the phlegm from a bad cold virus.
Finally, you cannot beat the entertaining zombies lists, sling shot dead dreams, and mouths full of dead languages which I picture as spindly legged bugs creepy crawling in my mouth. Fun stuff. And it gets better, so please don't let this review scare you off. I hope in fact it does quite the opposite. Morlin is a great writer so you will thoroughly enjoy his verse. Buy the book!!
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Posted September 24, 2013
This is from the streets. If you like reading little tidbits of
This is from the streets. If you like reading little tidbits of an intelligent, semi crazy persons head you have to buy this book. Buy a few copies. Give them to your friends. They will be impressed not only by the work in the book, but also by the fact that you are "hip" to this kind of writing. Maybe donate a copy to the local library as well...Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 1, 2012
Posted August 27, 2012
I found "Are There Zombies in Heaven" to be Twisted an
I found "Are There Zombies in Heaven" to be Twisted and Sick,Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
one-hundred percent Raw and Real, Beautiful and mostly Sad. Maybe I'm
the sick one. I found myself wanting to know more of his pain. Can one
really love so many so hard in one short life? What a big heart he must
have. Brave that he can lay it out there as he does for the world to
read. What roads he must have traveled. Does he really see himself to
be a monster? Every entry painted a picture before my mind and I found
myself falling for the soul of a beautiful stranger. You touched me Mr.
Morlin. I hope to read more of your work in the future. 'D'
Posted July 1, 2012