|Reviewed by Diana Wiles
|This is an absolute masterpiece!...it stirred many heartfelt memories of my own Dad...The journey you take us on is heartbreaking yet dignified of a life well-lived with love at its heart...
This is the best poem I have read for a very long time...one of the best I have ever read. Firmly tucked away in my library...Thank you...and thanks to your dear Dad also...
|Reviewed by Valerie Amor
|A bitter-sweeet memory retold so beautifully in your poem. Thank you John.|
|Reviewed by Janna Hill
|What a stirring recollection.
|Reviewed by c lea harris
|so heart felt. My dad didn't get a chance to do that, they just took him, it's hard to leave the home you knew, but you have memories, to keep them and him alive. so well written and this will stay with me, for along time.|
|Reviewed by The Poetess
|Definitely a heart toucher|
|Reviewed by Sharon Rose
|This one really touched my heart. . .wonderfully.|
|Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
|Wonderful! The love you have for your father is strongly evident in this piece. Precious moments in time aren't the ones we spend doing large things, rather the quiet moments connecting with loved ones. Nice job!|
|Reviewed by Jerry Engler
|You touched me even though you frightened me for a moment that he might pour his drink over his cereal...already been amongst those who mix whiskey and coffee. I liked the write, especially in light of the recent loss of my own father...Jerry|
|Reviewed by Michelle Lowrie (Reader)
|It is such a hard thing to have to watch as our elders submit to letting of the things that they and their beloved cherished so much in order to move on and learn how to live alone again (maybe not entirely alone - just without their beloved). I also got a bit teary-eyed while reading this.
I loved the title, too.
|Reviewed by Joanna Leone
|Memories never dim. Your memory will always be in your heart. I love your writing style, as I was able to see the faded photos in my mind, as you described the way you sat by the crackling fire. This is a very moving and touching poem. It reminds me of the stories and times that I had spent visiting with my grandfather. The simple things about a special person in our life are the things that we remember the most. I can picture the old house in my head, as you write so descriptively. Wonderful poem! Stop into my authors den if you have a chance|
|Reviewed by Lois Christensen
|He not really all gone, but is here with us in his spirit and on Father's Day this is a great tribute to write about him. It fits today and he was a great man and remembering him this way is so great of you. Back in those days, men were different than today and felt more for their families too and did more. Today eveyone is so busy, and no time for them to get together always. A great trip you took that day with your Father, and memories made for all time. Peace and love go out to you and yours.|
|Reviewed by Gloria Gay
|Beautiful original luminescent heart-wrenching.|
|Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
|Tears here. Beautiful...enough said.|
|Reviewed by Bernice Lakota
|Timeless memories of one you held/hold so dear.|
|Reviewed by Jennifer Lane
|I really enjoyed this it brought a tear to my eyes. The treasured memories of those we hold so dear remain in our hearts always where their legacy lives on.
|Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
|Good Morning John,
I felt your memory as if it were my own, it is a sad thing letting go. Not of the House...but of the Home. It's very hard to do & for some impossible, and then for some crippling.
Ok I think I need a tissue this morning.....Memories Are Powerful & Contagious!!!
|Reviewed by Janet Caldwell
|This brought back memories of my G-Pa & G-ma Amy (they loved Southern Comfort. See my poem Encased in Memories, it's based on them). Your writing paints such a vivid picture in my mind, it's like a tape in my head recording the scene both visually and audibly. I am visibly moved.
|Reviewed by Sandra Corona
|Wonderous write, thanks for taking me along on the journey with your Dad. Although this is sad, to have had such a memory with my dad (he died when I was five) would have been a blessing as I would've had more time with him.
|Reviewed by Susan de Vegter
|Sad and overwhelming with emotions of the past and, just about, anyone's future. To my bones I felt this in memory of my dear uncle and when I brought him to Savannah from his home in Cornelia.
Blessings and love to your wonderful heart.
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Memories well-shared via your verses, John. Thank you. Love and peace,
|Reviewed by Anna Lisnic
|I liked the idea. Honestly, I think that personal poems mean more than generals one thousands of people can relate to. The poem must be YOURS. I like using 'he' and 'she' persons in poems and I often do it too. It's lovely. Yet, I found it difficult to read a poem with almost no rhytm. There were places where your metrics and rhyme were steady, but then they skipped of again. Behind it all, the message is touching in its intimacy.|
|Reviewed by Frances Seymour
|Beautiful write! blessings...Frances|
|Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
|Oh My, you took me there and introduced me to your special Dad. Great poem, heart touching.|
|Reviewed by Regina Pounds
|Such nostalgia, such love, such memories!
You have a way of gripping your reader's heart with simple honesty and sentiment.
|Reviewed by Leann Marshall
|The words are lovely, the thoughts poignant--a wonderful poem.|
|Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader)
|Difficult to read at the moment as my own Father just passed away...life is so short, so precious, Holly|
|Reviewed by Joyce Bowling
|A touching write filled with heart and soul of memories of your dad that will forever last a lifetime...well done!
|Reviewed by Chris Wright
|The is a real Cerealistc Poem! Keep Frosting up sweet poems.|
|Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury
|You really got me with this one. I remember my dad with his war stories, and especially how much he loved those trees in the back yard. Beautiful Poem|
|Reviewed by xxxx xxxx
|Losing a parent brings back so many memories. Helping them close a part of their lives is something you will charish for a lifetime. Heartfelt, deep emotion. Thank you for sharing this most personal time with your Dad. This poetry brings back many memories of my own Dad, also. Rhoda|
|Reviewed by L. Craft - Hisayasu
|So touching and wonderfully written. Great imagery of a part of your life that was precious. Great writing! L. K. Craft|
|Reviewed by Vesna Blueflame
|THIS is what I call a poem!
You have talent John.
I don't dare call myself a poet..LOL!
I only write thoughts that churn within my heart and soul!
I can relate to this gem of a write.
An avalanche of memories struck me as I read your words.
|Reviewed by Tamela Nevins (Reader)
|I can relate to what the author is experiencing right now, as I am going through the same passages with my Dad. Also, I like the fact that is a good old fahioned poem. Imagery and rhyme pattern are lovely. Well done-- I was getting teary-eyed while reading it. (Thanks a lot!)|
|Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson
strong colorful memories
|Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
|Wow. This really touches the heart.
I think death, dying, leaving could have been better planned by the Creator. It's too wrenching the way it is.
Love this...you were a good son.
|Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten
|Old homesteads, special memories shared, with the most special people of our lives, and recalling forever more...such welcomed reflections!
I love looking back!
I loved this write! And so nice to meet you, John
Love and Peace~
|Reviewed by Rusty Daily
|This is sad and beautiful at the same time.