|Hi Greatest Lake,
Happy WDC Anniversary!
I'm honored to read and review "Think Again."
Title:Your title is very appropriate for your poem.
Description: Your description is your first impression, you've created a first impression that may scare some people off. It's a tease that will either frighten or make someone think, I've been there. It just depends on the reader.
Contents:Compelling, disturbing... You've written a stream of consciousness piece that is eye opening to those of us that have never dealt with chemical addiction. I can't imagine, but your poem has illuminated what must feel like the depths of despair. I cannot imagine what it would be like for an addict,recovering or not. I can't imagine what seeing people coming in to the ER would be like, especially repeat visitors.
You've created something that will shock many, while other's will deny that it could be them walking that path.
Thumbs up:You've touched this reader's heart, and opened my eyes to a world that is totally unknown and unthought of.
Conventions:In all poetry, there are two schools of thought. One, where everything has to be pristine as far as conventional grammar is concerned, and the other, where anything goes.
I tend to defer to the poet's choice, after all it is your piece. In this piece, while the lack of capital I's, and semi use of punctuation was kind of distracting. In a stream of consciousness poem it's more free verse like; you just let the words flow. Conventions come in when deciding to polish or not to polish. So, in that light, I think it's fine.
Please remember, I'm just a writer like you, and always take reviews with a grain of salt. You have to decide what is best for your work and follow your heart.
Thank you for sharing your work here on WdC.