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The Lord of the Flies
by Erin E Kelly-Moen
Wednesday, April 28, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Shadowed island memoried comes flying
out of time on gruesome wings of pages;
this book of words comes buzzing, comes cloying,
comes tripping, shafting dripping images

in my mind. In my shadowed mind I see
a tribe of boys turn bestially from
the rites of humankind, as they dine, free
as pigs unfettered run, I hear the thrum

of hooves on hearts; and homemade darts invade
my head, the dancing, prancing animals
progressed to Mankind’s principals, remade
by Nature’s laws to be—undesirables.

The fly-torn Lord picked up his sword and clove
my naïve mind; and so was story wove.

Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
Photo by Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
4/28/04 © Copyright

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Reviewed by Paul Judges 5/23/2010
This is great, Erin
Reviewed by Raquel Gallegos (Reader) 4/4/2010
I just saw this movie and this fit it perfectly! Great write. Now I should read the book :)
Reviewed by Joel Sattler 12/9/2009
And he won a Nobel Prize for that awful thing.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 5/28/2009
This is an excellent book review of that gruesome book. I read it enthralled by the downward spiral of humanness with the turn of each page. Liz
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 12/10/2008
A very good poem you have written,take care

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 10/21/2008
Thoroughly enjoyed this write, the original book and both movies made with this title...Ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 10/20/2008

Sheer poetic perfection . . . an analogy for the eyes and senses!

Best wishes,

Reviewed by Tom Hyland 3/18/2008
ERIN - Superb analogy, review, and commentary!

As a 17 year-old senior in HS, I read this book as a reading assignment in 1954. I couldn't put the book down, and finished it over a weekend. That was 50 years ago!

When the movie came out, nine years later, I loved it! This set of young actors truly portrayed the symbolisms presented in the novel. While I have never gotten 'into' the TV SURVIVORS series, I believe that "Lord of The Flies" would just HAVE to be the origin of this concept.

The discovery of the Parachutist was a fascinating example of LOST HOPE! Survival of the Fittest was also exemplified in this great novel and movie.

ERIN - Now that you have piqued my interest again, I went to NETFLIX and just discovered that a REMAKE of the movie was done in 1990 - IT is now in my que!

Thank you for a nostalgic walk down "Memory Lane!" Tom.
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 4/30/2004
Most interesting Erin, kind of mystical in nature, mind boggling and great, enjoyed the trip. l&p G
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 4/30/2004
I do believe Mr. Golding is now upright in his burial place, demanding that you give him audience! I'll tell you one thing, this would have been required reading, had I been the English teacher assigning this book! My goodness, Erin E K M.. (got any more? hehe) I'm entirely winded, doing 3 full 'laps' here.. and will save it, for the betterment of others' who read this classic, as well. You're a bloody WONDER! katy xox.
Reviewed by David Livingstone 4/30/2004
On my walking through the prairie of knowledge I passed by the tree of creativity and saw “The Lord of the Flies”. I returned to have a heedful look over, and there I saw the signature of
Poet Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen.

I was looking for an artistic poetic philosophical striker... Eureka!
“The Lord of the Flies” showed it in full!

David Livingstone
Reviewed by Margarita Caligaris (Reader) 4/30/2004
Greetings to you, Poet Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen.

It is a learning moment visiting your Page.

“The Lord of the Flies” is an outstanding poetical work.

Margarita Caligaris, Litt.D., Ph.D.
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 4/30/2004
On this fortieth day of Spring I Salute Your Sublimity,
Poet Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>“The Lord of the Flies” is a combination of impressionism-realism-symbolism-surrealism that tells the story and delivers the message.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Tracey Hardie 4/29/2004
Erin... This is out standing!!! But I feel this would be stonger without the repeat at the ending and a few filler words removed. Dang this is good!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 4/29/2004
In my shadowed mind I see
a tribe of boys turn bestially from
the rites of humankind, as they dine, free
as pigs unfettered run, I hear the thrum

of hooves on hearts; and homemade darts invade
my head, the dancing, prancing animals
progressed to Mankind’s principals, remade
by Nature’s laws to be—undesirables

Erin...clap clap clap....really a true delight to read and ponder on and on!!!!
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 4/29/2004
What a title Erin, did you know that lucifer is referred to as the Lord of the flies?
Appropriate I feel.

Anyhow notwithstanding that input, a rather interesting and inspiring write mate. Ty
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/29/2004
Most Interesting So!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Charles Mann (Reader) 4/28/2004
I enjoyed this very much,outstanding poetry,Take care
Reviewed by Jim Dunlap 4/28/2004
Good book. Interesting tapestry you've woven here.
Reviewed by jude forese 4/28/2004
an excellent version of the "Flies" theme ...
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/28/2004
I will never forgot the impact this film
had on me the first time I saw it! So shocked
I couldn't get it out of my mind for months.I
had dreams about it. You describe it well Erin!
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 4/28/2004
Poor piggy, I watched this two nights ago, very well summarised and how it affected you.

Reminded me a bit of Animal Farm.
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 4/28/2004
This was excellent! I loved it,


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