|Reviewed by Deborah Munson (Reader)
|A very good poetical expression of not taking life for granted and counting your blessings versus that which you think you lack. We truly are blessed. Thanks for sharing. Deborah|
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Price
|Great message. Great write. Liz|
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Good message; I may have my health problems, but compared to a lot of people, I'm sittin' pretty! :) Very well penned, Rose; brava!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)
|Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
|Excellent poem! We often take the things we have for granted. Some can find happiness in small common ordinary things , some don't appreciate what they have and always want more.. Sharing , giving thanks and helping others goes a long way....M|
|Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
|Beautiful Words To Help Appreciate Rose!
There is always someone out there whom has it worse than what we may struggle with, and even homelessness could be just a payday away, tragically things happen & starvation...oh that is a terrible terrible thing....
Embraced ~ Embrassť
|Reviewed by Barbara Smith
|Rose, many times as I look into the eyes of a homeless person, I feel such pain for them and want so bad to be able to help them out in some way. I wonder what caused them to end up on the streets. Is it mental? Dependence? Uneducated? What could cause a person to end up in this situation? I smile and say a pleasant hello and ask if I can buy them something to eat and tell them where they can stay for awhile. When I leave, I feel sad & hurt that I could not do more for them. A homeless person haunts me on an almost daily basis. This is a write that many will remember.|
|Reviewed by Christine Alwin
|We must all reach for the less fortunate in some way,,, what we get back is so much more. Moving words Rose. I sponsor a little girl in Africa,,,it is just a very small way to help. :)
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|Poignant and heart-touching, Rose. I feel a knife whenever I witness such sadness, even on our own streets. I just truly do not understand world economics or global politics. This is just wrong when 90% of us have so much... correction, the so-called "First World" probably controls 90% of the world's wealth. My comfortable lifestyle comes with a cost that is just too high. TY for this. Kate xx|
|Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis
|This is a lovely poem, Rose, reminding readers how important it is to live within a state of gratitude and appreciation. Very nicely written.|
|Reviewed by Lois Christensen
|Had to make a trip to courthouse in center city Harrisburg this morning. Two sets of homeless passed by with their shopping carts with all their belonging. One an old women, so sad looking, just like in your photo, and the others were two men traveling today. They had a big club, guess to keep theirselves safe from others out there on street. It was a sad shocking site to see them walking about in the daytime with their things in carts and not shaved, and very hairy and dirty looking. Where do they get their food?|
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|point well taken--good write|
|Reviewed by Walt Hardester
|Sad commentary indeed.
|Reviewed by Georg Mateos
|Homelessness, in 2008 so rich world we are having more and more homeless and people dying of hunger in the shadows of those highrise palaces praising the wealth af a few.
|Reviewed by George Carroll
|There but for the grace of God go I.|
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
People forget - many are blessed beyond measure, they've just become inured to it - they've come to expect it - and with the economy as shaky as it is - it's only going to get worse, I'm afraid - God have mercy - excellent write -
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|Wonderful write Rose and I agree with it in point but then again with the prices skyrocketing, incomes for pensioners lose ground with each passing day. Sometimes choices must be made between pills, food, utilities etc and the pressures eventually start to weigh heavy on people. A nice home is just that nice but can be lost in the blink of an eye when health reasons stop the flow of income. A lifetime of working for a living isn't worth squat when you can't make your payments on what you have. Yes there are always people worst off than ourselves but that often isn't enough to make us forget or ignore our own problems and wear a fake smile just to please others. Some days are diamonds...some days are crap...lol
|Reviewed by Liana Margiva
|Veri nice, I like it a lot!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva|
|Reviewed by Paul Berube
|Vary well said Rose. I like this very, very much. You put so much meaning into your words. I hope they really hit home with all who read them. Great write my friend. God bless.|
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Blessed are those who know they are blessed, and who are willing to help those less fortunate.|