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Caffeine High by Carolyn Devonshire

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Caffeine High by Carolyn Devonshire

Caffeine High
He works like a well-oiled machine
But only when filled with caffeine
No power within

The caffeine is just a smoke screen
He won’t even stop for cuisine
So he’s string-bean thin



Phenomenal  woman, Carolyn Devonshire illustrates her uniqueness as poetess in this clever and witty poem “Caffeine High.” After looking over all her list of poems on this site, I failed to come up with any particular poem that I liked better than the others, I like them all, therefore, I chose this particular one. Though “Caffeine High” demonstrates only two of her many skills, passions and unique abilities as a writer, her poems are those that I would expect to see survive the trials of the changing times, and be among the uniqueness of the greats. I have been privileged to know Carolyn for some three years, and have co-written at least one poem with her. Her faith in equality and dislike for bigotry flavors the notion of emphasis in each piece of her work, and never is there any dismissal of another’s ideals. 

The poetic endeavors of Carolyn flavor an impression upon myself that I will carry with me as being outstanding as long as I walk through this earthly valley of the shadow of death until reaching the portals of the absolute and beyond. Her type of writing, it’s passionate quality, will definitely be viewed as one that made the current state of humanistic evolvement more tolerable. She has been and her poetry, a great source of encouragement for my own lack in ability in expressions of my own passions in what inwardly I knew were facts of truths that needed written. To a dear friend a personal salute, Agape, John Moses Freeman.    

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  1. Date: 2/3/2014 7:11:00 PM
    when you speek of her you speek of a friend. a personal friend. in my prayers friend. we've spoken by phone friend. i begged her not to harm herself friend. a real friend.

  1. Date: 1/4/2014 8:41:00 AM
    Very Nice

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 10:50:00 PM
    well done tribute to Carolyn ;}

  1. Date: 9/11/2013 9:54:00 PM
    well done dedicated poem..hope you are doing well Mr John... xox..Linda

  1. Date: 5/1/2013 10:54:00 PM
    What a truly valuble tribute in your words here John, I admire Carolyn and often think of her I check up on her site every so often.. May God bless her always..Joe..)

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 7:21:00 AM
    Hey John Moses....Had to swing by and revisit this CAFFEINE HIGH poem of Carolyn's...She is exquiiste at tail rhyme and her choice of beverage is divine!! Thinking of u this day! Hope this note finds u well! :)

  1. Date: 2/18/2013 5:20:00 PM
    I miss Carolyn. Besides a poet she was and still is a friend to me.when I pray for soupers . I always call her name. But illness separated her from us for a while. We are looking for her return.

  1. Date: 10/8/2012 4:15:00 PM
    Great tribute to Carolyn..Glad that I saw it to read..Sara

  1. Date: 6/12/2012 1:28:00 PM
    Congratulations on your super win in Gwen's contest Moses. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/11/2012 9:54:00 AM
    What kind words you said, John. We ar all just poets here trying to make our messsages known. I'm glad you picked up on my distatste for bigotry. We're all equal in God's eyes. Congratulations on your win! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/11/2012 2:06:00 AM
    John, congrats on your win..David

  1. Date: 6/10/2012 2:51:00 PM
    Hi Moses! There is no poet (I believe) that Carolyn is more fond of than you, darling. You seem to speak the same language and have both been big supporters to so many poets on this site. You selected such a great poem that shows her versatility! Just a heart felt narration you wrote! Thanks for your saluting her with all of our poetry friends this day! Love to you! Brother! Gwendolen

  1. Date: 6/1/2012 11:44:00 PM
    soup mail

  1. Date: 5/29/2012 6:00:00 PM
    Just a beautiful tribute for such a lovely lady. I don't know of anyone who doesn't love Carolyn and the poetry she writes. So wonderful to have a friend like this that you look up to and love in this way. You are pretty special yourself! :)

  1. Date: 5/22/2012 3:48:00 PM
    Beautiful expressions of love and admiration for a one of a kind lady, she is the best, and thank you for your heart felt write love, vie

  1. Date: 5/22/2012 12:31:00 PM
    both of you have come a long way, moe.. and this accolade is a true measure of your affinity with carolyn... so well done it radiates from the soul level.. :) huggs!

  1. Date: 5/22/2012 12:12:00 PM
    Carolyn has so many beautiful poems, difficult to chose just one, I like your chose and beautiful words - (I post one yesterday)- oxox love Anne-Lise