|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|This one made me cry ... and tears are enough. Thank you, Pea.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|So stark, real, apt, and ever timely; thank you for sharing this gift, Pea. Love and best wishes to you,
|Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi
|Touching and to the point, comforting words, reaching out from the soul of the writer to that of the reader, who will reach out in response.|
|Reviewed by Joyce Bell
|YEAH...THERE IS NO TELLING HOW 'HE', WHO LOVES US SO MUCH, WILL REACH FOR US OR THROUGH WHOM. BUT WHEN HE DOES WE CANNOT DENY THAT WE'VE BEEN TOUCHED...AND CHANGED. A POWERFUL WORK SO APPRECIATED. I AM KEEPING THIS ONE. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS|
|Reviewed by Ed J.
|Well expressed. Too often we don't see how much worse others situations are until we look and realize just how lucky we are. Wonderful piece.
|Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
|so very well said, phyllis; much wisdom to ponder herein.
|Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather
|this is very moving. perspective on things is key. To help others only helps yourself, lifts you up. I can't say I like the phrase"give back" it implies you steal or are required to do so. at any rate, this grabbed at my heart.|
|Reviewed by Christine Tsen
|You express so beautifully how to be transformed by those times of sadness, by the challenges in life... instead of broken and defeated.
An inspiring and moving piece!
|Reviewed by Sheila Roy
This I could relate to perfectly. I think giving to and helping others does make us look outward, and then we see that everyone has trials and tribulations to face. Especially touching piece.
|Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
|As delicate as Chantilly Lace
is the subject of your poem...
sadly the fate for some is that
lack of faith...but attainable
wisdom of your gifted poem!!!!
|Reviewed by Jon Willey
|support and inspiration come from unsuspected sources when we need to be touched by the hand of love and compassion Pea -everything, everything, is relative in life - there is always someone worse off than we are - I love this rendering - it reinforces my belief that kindness and understanding are never far away - I wish you love and peace my dear friend - Jon Michael|
|Reviewed by D. Vaineo
|Phyllis, There is always someone worse off than us...Great poetry.
|Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
|Very touching Pea. And so very true. My wife's cousin's wife ran off, his mom and dad are each critically ill with cancer, and his daughter may not survive her latest bout with an eating disorder. Count your blessings, I know I am. Patrick|
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|Wonderful moments of inspiration. Thanks for sharing them.
|Reviewed by jude forese
|now matter how ill or off-key we are, there's always many more worse off ... we shouldn't dwell in our own difficulties but be receptive to those who are truly maimed or diseased by life ... not to downplay one's own inflictions, but we should rise above our misfortunes with faith and the healing power of the universal being ... or even medication, sometimes it can help ...
powerful imagery handled with a delicate tone ... good reminder, Phyllis ...
|Reviewed by Tom Hyland
|DEAR CHLORO_PHYLL ... Well Written!
an old adage says that: If everyone in the room wrote their troubles down on a piece of paper, and put it in a hat - THEN, withdrew a slip - You would want your own BACK!
just PROVES that the Grass on the other side of the road AIN'T necessarily GREENER!
|Reviewed by Rose Rideout
|Your words prove that life is worth living as my Mom would say, when you think you have it bad, look around at others. Great write Phyllis.
|Reviewed by pat medlin
|oh phyliss you skipped this perfect stone clear across the lake! you've given everyone who reads this a gift from you heart...and i thank you...pat|
|Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
|your words cleanse me...they really do
there is by far to much sorrow in the world
and to many people ending their lives...
The deep truth in every line is very moving & powerful
Love Balms & Healing Souls
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|We truly take for granted how fortunate we are sometimes and in doing so turn our backs on how much good we can do for others...great write.
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
|you are not drowning, Pea, but waving a flag
of hope and understanding for all who suffer and
are close to the edge; great thermals here
|Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg
|depths of suffering and pain - you've nailed this one and showed us the uplift of humanity's compassion|
|Reviewed by Laura Fall
|Oh my this is absolutely beautifully written poetry so heartfelt and meaningful truly an amazing write Laura
|Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger
|A bouquet of lilacs and baby's breath
An angel's blessing comes quickly.
Excellent write ~ Lady Mary Ann
|Reviewed by Diana Wiles
|This is a beautiful and exceptionally well written poem...and one that will hit home to many of us...
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|I'm reaching right now & will anytime its needed...e|
|Reviewed by Lonnie Hicks
|So honest, so moving, so inspiring for others to read this. Thanks for putting this out there.|
|Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero
|You hit a bull's-eye. How right you are.
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton
|The walk a mile in my shoes theory is alive and quite well within the lines of this very well written poem.|
|Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater
|Such worthwhile, MEANINGFUL Poetry!! Bounce this off the satellite to all countries, all people! Saved a life today, Pea! Pulled a rainbow out of dreary skies act of kindness let it rain on self-pity there's always someone who had/has it rougher!
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|Phyllis, this is so beautiful and profound--it brought tears|