|Reviewed by Jansen Estrup
|Well done, Joe. I especially recall those 'fire-filled skies' (mine in '57), red flags flying (and ignored) and 105 degree nights.|
|Reviewed by Joanna Leone
|This poem is a powerful and heartfelt message. Also, it is a beautiful tribute to the brave men and women in the Air Force. I salute you!
Please stop by my authors den sometime and let me know what you think of my work! I will be tracking your work and I look forward to reading more!
|Reviewed by 000 000
|I remember the era, the news broadcasts and you have captured it.
|Reviewed by Sandra Corona
|Thanks for serving our country and reminding us of those who still are!
|Reviewed by Lois Christensen
|It takes mighty strong people to go through basic training and drilling like you describe her. Those are the best people when finished though and our men and women serving their country are there because they want to be and I am so proud of them. It took much training to get them to where they are today. I just say a prayer for the Lord to keep them safe til they can all come home again.|
|Reviewed by John Domino
|A job well done Chief!
I salute YOU!
John Michael Domino, Major, USAF (ret.)
|Reviewed by Rafika Anderson (Reader)
|Very nicely done. You are technically expert in developing your vibrant mood, vivid imagery, compelling narrative and engaging theme. I was intrigued from beginning to end.|
|Reviewed by Richard Swartz
|wow what a pome and story thanks for sharing it I myself am proud of all those who serve our country over the years,again thanks for a Grate Write!!!!|
|Reviewed by Flying Fox Ted L Glines
|Right on, Tuffy! Write on!
|Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath
"In Search Of Thunder"
A well written poetic narrative!
I enjoyed myself at my daughters graduation in TX
she made the thunder and we are so proud of her!
Yes, you all will always be remembered in awe!
Thank you for another bird's eye view of a MTI and the troops!
Now that is coming from an Ex-JarHead Tuffy~ (((smile)))
From the Heart of an Artist Quiet Storm
|Reviewed by Doug White (Reader)
|Great poem!!!!! How well I remember those days of drilling the troops. I recall your dignity, professionalism and determination to get the "sound of thunder".|
|Reviewed by Susan Cook-Jahme
|A great write Tuffy. Thanks for sharing.|
|Reviewed by Kevin Mc Crum (Reader)
|This is an excellent piece of poetry.
Well metered and capture of image and ideal!
|Reviewed by Jim Dunlap
|And kudos to you. It was a bad war, and an unnecessary one, but no one can fault the soldiers who fought in it.|
|Reviewed by Donna Maris
|I swear Karla knows everyone in Texas..
I loved the rhythm and beat in this poem - you
certainly made it shine..and while I am not a
supporter for war, I certainly respect the warriors
who wear the uniform. My Dad was on the beach at Normandy
with his brothers and he worked with a General
as an MP.. I think this was great to write about your
time. My Dad never talked about it and he's gone - so I
can't really ask him.
Nice job- keep writing what's in your heart.
|Reviewed by Gabor Renner (Reader)
|Dear Comrade Tuffy
The bitter-sweet memories rewaken of marching feet and the "hate-love affairs" we had with our "Instr-Uof" (Instructions-NCO) as a recruit - and then later the other way round...
Great poetry - you have inspired me!
(ret. Sgt Gabor Renner, Swiss Army Medical Corps)
|Reviewed by Bonita Quesinberry
|Very well written, Joe. I could hear the thunder of all those marching feet. Visit me sometime.
Love in Christ~~
|Reviewed by Vesna Blueflame
|And now those days have long gone by,
But my memories will never put asunder,
How all those flights of men would try
To search for that sound of thunder.
Indeed the sound of thunder is a sound most revel in..I know I do!!!
Enjoyed the write tremndously...nearly began marching myself..LOL
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
i'm so glad you re-posted this outstanding write--i can still make thunder LOL after twenty years LOL
powerful and very moving piece--thank you, sir, for sharing it once again--into my library it goes
(((HUGS))) and love *and a salute*
|Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
|Wow..this was excellent, beautifully written, I felt this one so deeply this morning!