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Comment by
Joy Graham
I think in ink
Write on!
 
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  Rank:  91
 
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This is a fantastic poem, in my humble opinion. I don't usually have the attention span for free verse poems, but yours was straight forward and easy to read and understand. You brought out my curiosity and emotional reaction. I can see the scenes and memories you describe. Wow! Congratulations on your second place in this contest. Well done!


 Comment Written 03-Sep-2017



reply by the author on 03-Sep-2017
    What a wonderful review Joy, thank you so much for such kind words and fantastic rating.
    Mitchell
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dragonpoet
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It is sad when feelings and acts of love leave at such a young age to be replaced by rage, drunkenness and abuse. It seems that a lot of abuses seem to show a pious side to the rest of the world.

Congrats on placing in the contest.

Keep writing

Joan


 Comment Written 26-Aug-2017



reply by the author on 26-Aug-2017
    Thank you so much Joan

reply by dragonpoet on 26-Aug-2017
    You are so very welcome.

    Joan
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bichonfrisegirl
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Wow! Truly a terrific poem, Mitchell! Deep! I'm in awe of how well this is written.
It certainly deserves recognition. Congrats on your 2nd place win for this incredible write!

A photograph can bring back such a flood of memories. Memories are a funny thing. Many things we choose to forget, yet they are still there, tucked in the recesses of our mind, and sometimes all it takes is a little something to trigger that memory.

Your free verse poem is incredibly well written. It's a moving write that evokes empathy in your reader. It's human nature to want the love and approval of our parents, and definitely one would question if they ever had that if they were regularly beaten or constantly criticized. Very strong closing ... more questions than answers!

Incredible write! ~ ~ Connie


 Comment Written 18-Aug-2017



reply by the author on 19-Aug-2017
    Connie, this is such a heartwarming review that has made my day, thank you so much.
    Mitchell
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pome lover
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Katharine Folkes
 
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to say "wow!" is inappropriate. This is powerful and distressing. Maybe, with time, memories like that one in the picture, will surface, and partially ease your mind.
Your poem is heartfelt and aching. well written with feeling.
pome lover


 Comment Written 11-Jul-2017



reply by the author on 12-Jul-2017
    Thank you so much for such a wonderful review
Comment by
Gert sherwood
 
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How I wished I had a 6 rating to give you
Between you and your talented pen ( or laptop)
Your filled me with emotions of (yes) I felt when reading your standout parts of your dad
Brought out memories if my drunken dad, loved me or not
I wish you the best in this contest.

Gert


 Comment Written 11-Jul-2017



reply by the author on 11-Jul-2017
    Thank you so much Gert, for a lovely review

reply by Gert sherwood on 11-Jul-2017
    smiles and you are welcome YNWA
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Poetic Friend
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YNWA,

This is one of the most moving poems that I have read in my life. As tragic as it maybe, you told the story of your father with such emotions, creativity and elegance. I love your unique word phrasing.

Jimi (Jsalvel) highly recommended your work, and I see why. I am becoming a fan.

I truly hope this poem wins the contest. Good luck.


 Comment Written 11-Jul-2017



reply by the author on 11-Jul-2017
    What a wonderful review, thank you so much for such kind words and humbling rating
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TAB_that's me
 
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Wow, this is written with great emotion - very powerful. Great imagery as well.

One suggestion - gunge of age - possibly grunge of age?

Loved this.

Teresa


 Comment Written 11-Jul-2017



reply by the author on 11-Jul-2017
    Thank you so much Teresa for a wonderful review and overwhelming rating and of course the advice.
Comment by
Linda Hughes
 
 
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I think this poem contains elements of romanticism, that is to say, as it stresses personal emotion of melancholy and a nature that it is mysterious . I think you have a very unique style of poetry writing. Very good poem.


 Comment Written 11-Jul-2017



reply by the author on 11-Jul-2017
    Thank you so much Linda for such kind words and a humbling rating
Comment by
duchessofdrumborg
An iron fist in a velvet glove
Sharpen your quill every day!
 
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"The photograph", is an exceptionally well-written and thought-provoking piece. This talented poet's work was a pleasure to both read and review. Each line is woven with the golden threads of truth. You KEEP WRITING and I'll keep reading.


 Comment Written 11-Jul-2017



reply by the author on 11-Jul-2017
    Thank you so much Duchess x
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Irish Rain
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A wondrous free verse, it is haunted by the memories of what you knew to be reality, and the possibilities, that aren't remembered. I felt this way about my mother. I never missed her. But I always missed the mother she might have been. Blessings....


 Comment Written 10-Jul-2017



reply by the author on 11-Jul-2017
    Thank you so much for such a heartfelt review and overwhelming rating, your words touch me.

reply by Irish Rain on 11-Jul-2017
    You are most welcome, always...I think this poem will touch everyone.
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