Well written, good rhyming and a pleasure to read. I gather this is a wish for a beloved grandchild as they are entering into marriage. As grandmothers, we pray for them every day, and that they will meet the one who God has planned for them and be happy. 09-Feb-2021
reply by the author on 08-Feb-2021
Thank you for your time and your words:)
reply by Anne Johnston on 09-Feb-2021
You are very welcome, Helena
Great--from the illustration, which is a poem in itself, right to the end!
You gave a simple object an endless possibility of stories-from fun to embarrassing:)
I really enjoyed this. Hope to read more of your writing.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts about An Eagle's Tears....please take heart.
our country is innately comprised of good people.
We do need to open our hearts and our minds to the power of Spirit in our nation and start to heal the deep divides we have fostered. And we will!
I have avoided writing as I'm still processing the horror and sadness.
You have summarized in few words the damage done. I join you in your hope for the future. Best wishes in the contest:) 10-Jan-2021
Very well done. Truly this year has revealed what is really in our hearts. I like how you started out - the pandemic unmasked selflessness and selfishness. Hopefully we have all learned from it and will be better in the coming year. 01-Jan-2021
reply by the author on 01-Jan-2021
This may be a repeat, as I thought I send a response before, thanking you for your review. I join you in the hope of improved humanity
in this new year:)
reply by Anne Johnston on 01-Jan-2021
No I didn't see a previous response. You are welcome. Happy New Year.
Poignant and wry observation, skillfully construed in one sentence. Sugg: indicate in notes that you are counting components of hyphenated words as separate words so as to cover yourself re the contest. 27-Dec-2020
reply by the author on 27-Dec-2020
Thank you for reviewing:)
I come up with a total of 23 words and challenge requires 25 or less
so I think I'm okay, but I appreciate the advice to double check:)
reply by Elizabeth Emerald on 27-Dec-2020
I wasn't sure if it had to be exactly 25 words--if so, it gets dicey when you use compound words--never got an answer from Tom as to how judges count them. Regardless, you're under the limit!
reply by the author on 27-Dec-2020
Thanks, again. I appreciate the caution:)
I appreciate the message of your wee Thanksgiving poem, even though we do not celebrate that day in this part of the world.
I do have a query about whether the two lines actually work together. The first suggests that giving thanks or expressing gratitude need not be reserved for this one day. The second spells out the message that in this time of pandemic, it is wiser to celebrate alone. Perhaps the poem would be stronger if you kept to one message and the two lines reinforced one another?
reply by the author on 23-Nov-2020
Thank you, kiwisteveh, I appreciate your suggestion, and I changed
the first line. I think I improved it -- we'll see:)
reply by kiwisteveh on 23-Nov-2020
Yes, good change. The poem is definitely stronger!
It is better for us to think before we act. If we let our emotions run our lives, our character runs out of control. But if we step back, take a breath and think before we act or speak, so much more can come of it. When said in anger to a loved one or not, it effects the relationship that was so tenderly built. Great job portraying a much needed word in such a simple way. Best of luck:) 18-Nov-2020
reply by the author on 18-Nov-2020
Thank you for your time and your review:) I appreciate both.