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Be careful what you wish for

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I do like this poem throughout its nine free verse stanzaic structural format and above all for its well described life's running true dimension narrative storyline content.


 Comment Written 29-Mar-2020



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    Thank you so much. : ) Bob

reply by Alchera on 31-Mar-2020
    You are welcomed! Blessings. Tony
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We always seem to situate ourselves between a rock and a hard place. Why does advancement obliterate all of the wonderfully simple ways preceding the forward steps? It is a pity that we can't retain the comfort zones and pick at the progress as needed. It all seems to rush in and flush out everything that we thought was to last. I love the teasing thought of the simplistic things you have written about that were the center of our lives. The picture portrays a not attractive progress. Well done, as usual.


 Comment Written 27-Oct-2019



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    Thaanks again for the stars and your loyalty to my writing, my friend. :) Bob
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Thank you for the great nostalgia.Though I favor rhyme it is apparent your writing
is on an upper level.I thoroughly enjoyed this trip back in time.A six-Jaybird-Joseph
Anderson



 Comment Written 08-Jan-2019



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    Thanks so much, Joseph. You are a gem among men in my book. We remember those times, don't we? Bless you, my friend. Thank you for the six stars. Bob,
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Thank you for the walk down memory land and the reminder about how much things have changed, but also the exhortation to reassess. What really constitutes progress? Sighs- Joan


 Comment Written 24-Jun-2018



reply by the author on 24-Jun-2018
    Amen, Joan. What I wouldn't give to bounce back to 1955 right now. LOL I guess we all would like to go back sometimes, eh? Thank you for your time, Joaan. Bob

reply by Joan E. on 25-Jun-2018
    Yes, indeed--1955, the year my parents moved us from Brooklyn to Los Angeles for the "good life"! Sweet dreams, my friend- Joan
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Bob,

Very important and pensive message. I read through it slowly and carefully to 'hear' every word. I remember these times - and I think that's what's most unfortunate -- is that these generations won't have any notion of the way ours and the ones before us lived. So sad!

Thanks for a smart piece. So good to see you!!


 Comment Written 26-May-2018



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    Thaank you,my friend.Goodto see you again as well. :) Bob
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Hi, Bob

So wish I had another six for this superb poem. I like this style, and, in your capable hands, it is a devastating look at our so-called modern civilization.

I was deeply affected by your poem Bob, particularly your last stanza. My heart goes out to the children of this age, as I know yours must as well. I feel all we can do is offer them our best for as long as we are with them. And pray... always pray.

Hugs, Bev


 Comment Written 25-May-2018



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    Awww. You are so sweet, Bev. Thanks agsin for your encouraging words. :) Bob
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Well, that is a sad commentary on the state of affairs at this time and the status of our youth. Of course, it is well written. If it hasn't already been judged, good luck in the contest! Evi

P.S. I answered your last message but it apparently didn't go through. I spent a couple of days in the hospital so please excuse if I am slow in my reviewing and messages. Evi


 Comment Written 23-May-2018



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    Awwww,Evi.Iam sorry to hear you were in the hospital. Never worry about your responses on my work. I am just concerned about you, my friend. Thank you for the six stars and God Bless. :)X Bob
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Your words will ring true to almost everyone over fifty. I grew up in the Englewood neighborhood in Chicago - now famous for its murder rate, but back then, a good place to have a childhood. Seems to me that the difference is, that in the Englewood in which I grew up, almost every home had two parents, and at least one of those parents had a blue-collar job that paid a living wage - a lot of the values flowed from that reality, as did our (i.e. the children's) ability to worry about nothing other than playing out in the street..

"a value meal was at home on the table" - loved that line!


 Comment Written 22-May-2018



reply by the author on 22-May-2018
    Thanks a lot, My friend. My new Cleve novel is on the way. I am posting chaapter one very soon. Take care, Mark and GO CUBS! (They'll be alright)
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I love this!! I feel this was very well done and made me wish I could go back in time when life was simpler. I also love any writing that makes me think, or ponder, as you so eloquently put it.


 Comment Written 21-May-2018



reply by the author on 22-May-2018
    Thanks so much,my friend. Your review including the six beautiful stars areso appreciated. :) Bob
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Thanks for sharing this, Bob.

Your question at the end is a very valid one. Your poem brought back memories. Ironically, it was only this afternoon that I realized it had been at least 30 years since the last time I saw my Dad alive, and over 10 for my mother.

But in getting back to your question about advancement. The answer is easy - No. JW


 Comment Written 21-May-2018



reply by the author on 21-May-2018
    LOL Thanks so much, JW. Sorry about your parents. Bob
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