|Reviewed by Roger Wayne Eberle
|This piece is a rare blend of spare and sonorous, but it is mind rich with rifts, radiant rifts of wisdom and experience both in the imagery and ideas and so much more in the gaps these words fill in the mind's eye... and it is the eye of the painter as MaryGrace alludes to below that stocks these verses so full of life and afterlife that tears must come or else we lie... but this poem is true to itself and to David.
... you, dear Christine, are the ideal sister... and that makes David a lucky brother, indeed!
|Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
|Your words paint wonderful pictures....M|
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|This is most compelling and soul-reaching, Christine. Sad and yet with such love and respect so well expressed through your verses. Love, peace, and best wishes to you,
|Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis
|I love the photograph and the beautiful, heartfelt sentiment - your spirit is open and true and manifests from within your every word.|
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|A powerful expression of love for your dying mother and anchor, your brother David. Your words brought me into your world while I was trying to turn away. But I could not turn away from what you were saying, because it means too much to you to let it pass. Superbly written!
|Reviewed by Axilea MU
|This and the previous poem are wonderful works that contain all the hues of emotional closeness. There seems to be a very soothing and nourishing form of complementarity between the two of you and this appears strongly in your relation to your mother. Emotionally rich!
|Reviewed by John Domino
I read strong words of wisdom in this poem. These kind of poems are needed in these tough times when famlies are breaking apart at the seams. Keep on writing poems like these for you never know the life you will touch.
Yours in the love of Christ,
John Michael Domino
|Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
|What an immensely talented family you must be and are. Patrick|
|Reviewed by D. Vaineo
|Christine, One can see how much you love
your brother and how much he loves you---
|Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
|Absolutely beautiful tribute to your obviously very gifted brother! Your love for him is an inspiration!
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|What a wondrous relationship you share,it is a blessing! Thanks for sharing!
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo
|It appears your David is your champion and you are his. What a wonderful relationship! A touching and beautiful write. ~Best, Elizabeth|
|Reviewed by Joyce Bell
|IT IS THOSE LITTLE THINGS, ESPECIALLY IN TRYING TIMES, THAT BUILDS THE BONDS...ISN'T IT? THE DEPARTING OF ONE SEEMS TO BRING THE ONES THAT ARE LEFT...SO MUCH CLOSER. AND THEN THERE ARE THOSE 'THINGS' THAT TO OTHERS(OUSIDERS)SEEM SO SMALL AND INCONSQUENTIAL... YET IS NOTICED AND MATTERS SO MUCH TO SIBLINGS AND...ARE NEVER FORGOTTEN. A FINE OFFERING, CHRISTINE. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH TO YOU AND YOURS...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS|
|Reviewed by Frank Stein (Reader)
|Beautifully written, and your brother must just be ' enlightened ' to be able to bring peace in the time of need .. We all need someone like him..|
|Reviewed by Gene Williamson
|Yes, Christine. Rave on! You do it so well. -gene.|
|Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
|This is tenderly inspiring poetry. As always your words flow like melodies in a song..Lovely photo.
Much peace, love and light,
|Reviewed by Laura Fall
|Beautifully written and the picture is so sweet a lovely poem indeed Laura
|Reviewed by richard cederberg
|Ha ... little miss pigtails and her big brothers beatle haircut ... Ya'll look connected in mysterious ways. So sweet! Your 'rave' is palpable. All the best ... richard|
|Reviewed by Jon Willey
|the family with its trials in the final time of mother -- a stabilizing force to smooth the stark emotional ride, David -- fortunate your are to have David by your side in this time of grieving -- I bid you love and peace my dear friend -- Jon Michael|
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Another wonderful Ode to Brother.|
|Reviewed by Liana Margiva
|BEAUTIFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva|
|Reviewed by Mark Lichterman
|How wonderful to have a brother that is so deeply loved and regarded and how wonderful for your brother to have a sister that in turn is so loved and regarded. As always, Christine, great poetry.
|Reviewed by Douglas Bentley
|'David' The Giant Slayer!
In fact you could say
You write with five stones in hand
And reward us with a one shining beautiful sword.
|Reviewed by jude forese
|three brothers ... what a lucky little girl ;)|
|Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
|So much Love and Pride...you write...
between each and every line!!
Mother, David & ~Christine~ ...circle not to be broken!!!
|Reviewed by Connie Faust
|I think that you are the only one who truly understands the deep emotion in this poem. One thing I can see is the beauty of family relationships. The wonder of the rite of passage is marked by your brother's sensitivity to your needs. I would wager that you are a comfort and blessing to him as well.
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
|Delightful photo, Christine,...aren't you
quite the little pixie!
The poem has tremendous filial warmth and
an enduring sense of attachment to each other and
to your beloved mother.
|Reviewed by TONY NERONE
|Rave you can because this piece was absolutely lovely.
GOD BLESS YOU
|Reviewed by Lonnie Hicks
|Your brother seems such a treasure as you and he deal with the grief.
Such a bond is incredible to see and you have made of it something which transcends grief and make of it a monument and tribute.
Great sentiments here.
|Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
|The strength of your love and inspiration shines brightly in this wonderful dedication to your brother and mother, God bless...
Be always safe,
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
That says it all in my way of thinking, Christine. What a wonderful composed poetical masterpiece. There is so much "inside" phrases and starts and stops and I will not attempt to understand, but I understand one thing. You have given your mother and your brother a play on life and love and, yes, death. Wonderful.
|Reviewed by Christine Alwin
|The meaning of David is 'Beloved' oh, how beautiful is this, it is a song in the heart he will forever sing (cute photo)