|Reviewed by Suzie Palmer
|Powerfully delivered!! Well done! xox|
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|This rings true on both sides of the Atlantic. And, translating this into the MJ Memorial Service today, it has been most commented on by our British media that the mood of attendees is more akin to yet another feel-good show rather than that of the funeral of a friend. We are funny people. Clowns, yes. xx|
|Reviewed by Barbara Terry
|We watched the 4th of July parade and the fireworks from my balcony, and I was very attentive about everything. The honor guard, the clowns, the politicians in their vehicles, the bands playing their selections, and here we had children on bicycles in various costumes. For a small town we had a good parade that lasted 2 hours. The floats were nice too.
It is a very sad reality though that some people just go to these events to get together with old chums, or get drunk. I have seen both. Thank you for sharing some of the other things we have forgotten too. And thank you for your comments on my poems.
May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love, and who love you, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister, Barbie.
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo
|Too true and sad a statement. Well written, but if you look closely, you will find many who do show respect and honor those who are truly deserving. But most need to wake up to what is truly important! ~Elizabeth|
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|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|So very sad.|
|Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle
|Great haikus that expresses the sad reality,take care
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|I think there was a parade nearby, as I only hear the sirens from the firetrucks and such...heck if I am going to go driving in the traffic heading back from the shore...ed|
|Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
|Say It: Peter I Couldn't Have Said It Better...
|Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader)
|Yes, and let's beat the Michael Jackson dead horse some more while Congress continues to sell us down the river passing tyrannical climate bills, bailouts, covert ops destabilizing Iran, expansion of the war into Pakistan, federalization of all water, federalization of all food, etc. God Lori it never ends. Great poem. If the American people want to see clowns, just turn on C-Span!!|
|Reviewed by Joyce Bell
|A SAD RELIZATION OF THE THINGS THAT PEOPLE HAVE COME TO VALUE WHILE IGNORING THOSE WHO MADE THE OBSERVANCE OF THE PARADE ON FREE SHORES POSSIBLE. IRONIC. THANKS FOR SHARING AND GOD BLESS YOU.|
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|Spot on perfection, Lori, spot on. Shame, how apathetic as a Nation we've become - this daughter, sister, niece, cousin of Veterans, as well as a USAF Veteran, herself, will always honor those who serve(d). Bank on that! Thank you for remembering with such powerful lines - well done.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Your well-chosen words express a great deal, Lori. Thank you. Love and best wishes,
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|Although both ku's are sharp I think I prefer the second but maybe it is because the first open the door to the second.
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
|Reviewed by Sherry Heim
|And so it is in our world today. The entertainers get all the glory and those who defend us with their lives are not given a second thought. What a sad situation, indeed. Excellent pairing, Lori.
|Reviewed by Paul Berube
|Yes, sad indeed, Lori. Well said, my friend.|
|Reviewed by Bennett Kremen
|Why trivia trumps what's most important has always troubled me too.|