Recent Reviews for Lonnie Hicks
Finance: Banking Crisis in the US? (Short Story) - 11/18/2013 6:49:31 AM|
I've not read all of your links, but I have taught in a graduate school of business and noticed that most of the students were concerned about only one thing, and that was making money. We all know that collecting interest and fees does not make anything--in other words, it adds nothing to the economy, only lines the pockets of the collectors--banks.
For the past four years, the Fed has been lending money at either no interest or almost no interest to banks so that they can "stimulate" the economy. While the banks have been investing in the stock market and profiting greatly from it, they have not lent that money to small business where it could create jobs. Instead, they have continued to engage in "bait and switch" tactics with credit cards, increased fees for minor discrepancies, and continued mortgage practices that led to the recession we are in. All the while giving huge bonuses to the criminals who masterminded the downfall in the first place.
We all need to quit these banks like Ed Phillips writes, and join local banks and credit unions, more interested in local development and not lining their own pockets.
The De Blasio Victory in New York: What Does It Mean For The Future? (Short Story) - 11/8/2013 8:18:05 AM
I agree with you 100%. Welcome to the 21st century. I certainly hope like you that the transition will not be violent, but that calmer heads will prevail.
Psychopaths and Institutions (Short Story) - 10/29/2013 1:16:34 PM
Your article is intriguing. While I haven't read the links that you refer to, I have found that sociopaths and psychotics seem willing to take the risk and lie, cheat, and steal their way to positions of power where they can continue the abuse. That's why most dictators are despots.
The results of psychotic dictatorship certainly doesn't need to be discussed. However, psychotics with their paranoid distrust always make sure that free and open discourse doesn't have a show that they can continue to have more more power over their underlings.
A Cold Drive and a Warm Night-Chapters 1-2 of 16 -Novel (Short Story) - 10/14/2013 1:16:48 AM
The Denouement: Chapters Eight Through Eleven (Short Story) - 10/9/2013 8:32:49 AM
Hmmmm...you sure can spin a good story, my friend...
The Denouement: Chapters-One to Seven (Short Story) - 10/3/2013 8:56:08 AM
Intriguing...sounds like quite a story...well done, Lonnie...
The DMV Funnies-Updated 9/29/13 (Short Story) - 9/23/2013 5:25:17 AM
Funny [sad]… But true! I laughed all the way through. A friend of mine who has been out of society for a while (can I say, “prison”), just told me that, while she has a nice used BMW to drive every day, she hasn't passed twice her DMV (written) test. And she's only approaching 60 (years, not mph) and gets lost if she has to go “downtown.”
Remember, like Wal Martians and voters, they are driving among us…
Mystery (Short Story) - 9/18/2013 10:05:27 AM
An interesting article probing into the mystery of why authors write about murder. I believe you're quite right about being able to lie, deceive, kill, and get away with it on paper. On the other side, if the author happens to be famous, are millions of readers willing to gobble up all the murder and mayhem, vicariously… Just like the author. I am watching Stephen King's Under the Dome, and find it is filled with unexpected murder that leaves you second guessing as to what King is up to next.
Unfortunately, a good portion of real-life murders are from imitators of fiction. People strangely want to live out the fantasies they read about and even sacrifice their lives and others just for their fifteen minutes of fame.
Ever Were (Short Story) - 9/15/2013 3:55:36 AM
Under Cover (Short Story) - 9/15/2013 3:39:52 AM
Beautifully penned A writers thoughts captured with creative flair! Anna
Pursuits (Short Story) - 9/10/2013 4:45:24 AM
Incredibly beautiful writing, Lonnie...you do this so very well. Captivating phrases blending into "love's dreams"...
War in Syria? (Short Story) - 9/6/2013 9:53:17 AM
Wars should not be started to fill up TV air time and score political points. You only go to war when an enemy starts attacking and killing YOUR people. Once you declare war...don't end it....finish it! War is for self defense...not for teaching people lessons.
Careening (Short Story) - 9/5/2013 5:28:23 AM
This is brilliant!!!! Your phrasing is amazing...(oops that rhymes)...giggle...one of your best, Lonnie!
Careening (Short Story) - 9/4/2013 4:56:00 AM
A powerful poem about the ethos of many young people today. Gripping.
I Am The Fat Girl (Short Story) - 8/29/2013 6:47:41 AM
You covered it all in this story poem. I don't think a fat girl could write it better. I can't help thinking of the woman at our office who started work early, 17, who is very bright and an excellent secretary. She retired early, already having difficulty walking and short of breath. She died recently, very young, and although she had a son, never married. I was also reminded of another secretary, also starting work at 17 had a crush on me that I didn't know. She invited me to her family's home for supper one night. I watched her entire family, all obese grabbing shake and bake chicken that her mother made like it was candy.
For the past 10 years I have been fighting fat. I have to do it with diet because I can no longer exercise by myself. I changed my diet voluntarily when I was in my twenties and stayed very active all my life (I had no forced exercise routine) until I could no longer walk. It worked for me and I'm healthy, trying to avoid the tasty treats I'm constantly offered.
I've noticed that concentration camps and prison camps like those in North Vietnam produced survivors that never gain weight and live healthy and very active long lives. I would suggest that those seriously considering losing weight would find a survival expedition to join. The process would not only toughen them up, both mentally and physically, but provide the kind of rapid weight loss that they need. If I was able, I would start such a program immediately, because all of the stupid diet programs out there are scams. I'm not talking about reality shows, but the real thing. You could start with ten-year-olds in the wilderness with good supervision and support. You would be surprised how behavior and attitudes would change when children learn that eating bugs and snakes is more healthy than smores.
Food is too easy to obtain. It's free with food stamps. Most food that's available to the poor and uneducated is expensive and unhealthy. Inexpensive food like gathering your own wild greens, is inexpensive and healthy. Unless we can educate parents that cow's milk is unhealthy for their children, along with most of what is considered, baby food, children will continue to be obese and subject to be ridiculed.
The Scandal of Civil Forfeiture (Short Story) - 8/20/2013 5:46:56 AM
I thought forfeitures were the result of criminal conviction and not probable cause. This is disgusting. I hope that these lawsuits quickly bring this practice to an end.
I have driven through Tenaha many times in my black Monte Carlo (one just like it seen being used as a drug carrier on a TV news story once) and never knew that the town practiced forfeiture, but always worried about speed traps.
This looks like a case for racial profiling that I have experienced in several small Texas towns.
Fractured Idioms July 30 (Short Story) - 8/4/2013 6:52:37 AM
Clever twists. Enjoyed them.
If Inanimate Objects Could Talk (Short Story) - 7/23/2013 4:22:29 AM
Giggle...simply delightful and fun!!
What Will the World Look Like in 20 Years? (Short Story) - 7/13/2013 7:00:52 AM
Once again, some great insight into the future of United States families in your article. World population, on the other hand, may not be stabilized until it is too late. I understand there are riots right now in Brazil, usually thought of as a very progressive, wealthy in resources, country. The problem there, as here, is the disparity of wealth between the rich and the rest of the population––only its worse.
The Lost and Found (Short Story) - 6/30/2013 4:22:46 PM
Wow, your poetry shifts my being and has an inspiring quality!
Daily Finances, Consumer Bills and Corporate Practices-Living Cheap (Short Story) - 6/30/2013 7:37:43 AM
This article (in the stories section) covers an important topic that everyone should be involved in. I think your blog will be very worthwhile and I will drop in on it from time to time. Right now, my most vexing problem is the rising cable cost. I have plan for attacking it, but do not want to lose the high throughput that cable offers.
I have been very frugal since I bought my first used bicycle at nine years old with money from my savings account. I have a small book with every expenditure I made during my freshman year in college, getting by on a dollar a day and spending only about $850 for the entire nine months. I earned more than that during the summers as a factory worker, and, after I was paralyzed as a junior in college, I was able to loan my parents money for a used car because their car lost its transmission.
I worked a little longer than I wanted to, but have saved enough so that my retirement is secure while paying for 3 attendants/assistants/caregivers to take care of me in my home for the rest of my life.
I know how to save money, but have lost some trying to preserve what I have. No shyster will ever get the best of me! Never have and never will.
Books, Writers and Stories I Love (Short Story) - 6/27/2013 4:04:17 AM
Great leads. Unfortunately, I'm so busy writing that I don't read much. I really enjoyed Chekhov's short stories in the past.
Finance: Federal Reserve to cut 85b $ support to banks -what will happen? (Short Story) - 6/24/2013 4:47:42 AM
The market travels on high emotion these days and computer trading dumps a lot of equity at the slightest risk of a downturn in the economy. But according to what I've been hearing, the underlying problems of under and unemployment (off the books) and personal debt will continue to plague the economy for a long time to come.
Thank you for providing these informative articles for us to contemplate.
War in Syria? (Short Story) - 6/23/2013 4:21:00 AM
The best and most lasting revolts are non-violent, often take generations and seldom end with the original intentions. But I generally agree with your groundwork and conclusions. War costs far too much to be such a casual (and not great) game.
744 Poems For A Stormy Night (Poetry) - 12/8/2013 7:39:39 PM
Thanks Regis. Love your writings.
744 Poems For A Stormy Night (Poetry) - 12/8/2013 7:03:15 PM
Thank you for sharing, Lonnie. Congratulations on your poems. Love and peace to you,
Encounterings (Poetry) - 10/3/2013 11:37:47 AM
Makes me wonder how many people we may meet and never "Encounter". You are a masterful poet Lonnie.
Generations (Poetry) - 10/3/2013 11:35:30 AM
Deep poetry Lonnie, from the soul. That line esp. "Youth missed in our rear view mirrors" what an amazing line in an amazing poem.
Generations (Poetry) - 9/11/2013 7:33:57 AM
Much wisdom expressed in a very unique way. I have no regrets of my youth, for I squandered none of it in wasted pursuits.
Generations (Poetry) - 9/11/2013 3:31:33 AM
"Youth Never Understands Old Wisdom"...brilliant!!!! This was another amazing write, Lonnie...your phrasing is captivating...really reaches inside...
The Rose: Thorn and Soul (Poetry) - 8/30/2013 6:06:45 AM
you are a fragrant blossom Lonnie
deep roots in Love
Come the Dark (Poetry) - 8/30/2013 6:05:04 AM
another beautiful vision
an ascension of the soul gifts
your muses are beautiful
Empirical Gateways & Divine Union
Encounterings (Poetry) - 8/30/2013 6:03:14 AM
Lonnie this is a deeply gorgeous poem
with an abundance of meaningful wisdom <3
May Your Love Flourish & Infinitely Spill
Overflowing In All That Savors Your Spirit
Primordial (Poetry) - 8/26/2013 4:21:24 PM
Love is a many splendored thing...a hunger only known by those who have experienced it!
I find the more you give it away, it returns to you..
I try to remember anything worth having is fought the hardest and hurts the most...including "LOVE"
Dead, Dying and the Dreamer (Poetry) - 8/8/2013 8:06:47 AM
Thank you, very inspiring. would make a person who has given up, to get back up. To continue to work on making their dream become a reality.
Nether Time (Poetry) - 7/22/2013 4:21:21 AM
Oh my! This one is right up there with the last one...completely enchanting...and soooooo romantic! Loved your phrasing!
Come the Dark (Poetry) - 7/22/2013 4:19:41 AM
OMG!!!! This is enchanting poetry....love, love, love it! Your phrasing is captivating! One of your best, Lonnie!
Nether Time (Poetry) - 7/17/2013 7:28:33 AM
The poem reflects a great lover.
Writerless (Poetry) - 7/14/2013 6:22:33 PM
Writing is like breathing to most poets. Its a passion with me. Excellent poetry.
Melding (Poetry) - 7/7/2013 6:58:33 PM
As I was reading this poem, I increasingly felt as if I... did not want to disturb their intimate moments. Effective.
Writerless (Poetry) - 7/5/2013 2:05:52 PM
just continue writing on
Peace be with you
Writerless (Poetry) - 7/2/2013 8:12:52 AM
Yes, writers must write and write they will, regardless of the consequences.
Let's just hope they don't publish that crap… ;-)
Writerless (Poetry) - 7/2/2013 5:22:16 AM
This is sooooo true! You sure nailed it, Lonnie...well done!
Writerless (Poetry) - 7/2/2013 4:47:42 AM
Well done! God Bless...
The Odds (Poetry) - 6/30/2013 4:26:03 PM
A beautiful poem about profound transformation. We can so identify with the vulnerabilities and fears you write of, and the conquering them at the end is inspirational.
The Odds (Poetry) - 6/29/2013 4:20:44 PM
You are a wise and honest poet Lonnie. Beautifully penned as always.
The Odds (Poetry) - 6/27/2013 4:14:06 AM
Very nicely done, Lonnie...once again your phrasing is captivating...
The Odds (Poetry) - 6/25/2013 10:37:13 AM
A wonderful reveal of the human capacity to overcome adversity and bad behavior and reach a higher plane of life. Fantastic.
The Odds (Poetry) - 6/25/2013 7:35:10 AM
this is so lovely a reflection
that I can also relate too
it is so beautiful to be able to
grow & expand from yesterdays self
loving more & more with a generous heart
& too forgiving...you say it all Lonnie <3
Love Unstoppable...everyday reaching & giving
The Odds (Poetry) - 6/25/2013 5:19:21 AM
Thank you for sharing this wonderful poem, from nothing to a transformation. God bless.
The Odds (Poetry) - 6/24/2013 6:03:39 PM
What a frank reflection on human weakness and growth we could all benefit from. Beautifully penned.
Burning Fire (Poetry) - 3/15/2013 8:23:27 AM
Perhaps words cannot develop in the language of our time what needs to be expressed here. By and by I read between the lines, and so like your breastworks of literary song styling here, that I feel the warmth in every poetic breath you take.
An Icicle Kiss-The Story (Poetry) - 3/15/2013 8:20:17 AM
Anti-cold, Anti-fragile. Like this powerful poet who writes so well, I give kudos to you, sir!
A Poetries (Poetry) - 3/15/2013 8:17:42 AM
I I I love it, Lonnie Hicks. Period.
An Icicle Kiss-The Story (Poetry) - 2/24/2013 12:23:47 PM
The winter rose, petals steel forged. So tenderly and perfectly speaks of beauty revealed in character. Stunning work Lonnie.
Burning Fire (Poetry) - 2/20/2013 9:50:00 AM
You are an amazing romance poet Lonnie. This poem melts down slowly and hot like candle wax, forming a pattern of passion.
Burning Fire (Poetry) - 2/12/2013 10:08:19 AM
Sizzling.......as smoldering as it gets! Nicely done, Lonnie!
Burning Fire (Poetry) - 2/12/2013 8:55:31 AM
Now, that's an erotic poem if I ever read one! I can see by the below comments that it appeals to the chicks.
Burning Fire (Poetry) - 2/12/2013 6:12:33 AM
oh my lonnie....i found myself holding my breath reading this several times over and am falling short of words to describe the beauty of the emotions this oh so romantic piece brought forth....p
Burning Fire (Poetry) - 2/12/2013 5:23:30 AM
Astonishingly enchanting passionate poetry!
Burning Fire (Poetry) - 2/12/2013 3:17:05 AM
this is beautiful lovers poetry Lonnie
romantically intimate moments &
Pomegranate Candles & Raspberry Ice
The Rose: Thorn and Soul (Poetry) - 2/5/2013 11:44:21 AM
Yes, we tend to get caught up in the heat of the moment. With time for reflection, things become clear and we can see the error in our ways. Beautifully written and conveyed.
The Rose: Thorn and Soul (Poetry) - 2/5/2013 11:08:00 AM
Man that last sentence holds a wealth of truth!!!We are indeed all the people we have ever loved and they us...we need to look at past loves as teachers...hold on to the lessons they taught us (good or bad), and move on...Awesome write, Lonnie...
The Rose: Thorn and Soul (Poetry) - 2/4/2013 6:33:02 PM
You lost me somewhere among the roses, the blood, and the thorns,but I think you nailed it with your final thought. Well done,
The Rose: Thorn and Soul (Poetry) - 2/4/2013 1:18:49 PM
Your poetry is so beautiful. So much begins in playfulness, trust, this need to connect and then before I even know what hits me comes that pain. What a wonderful ending to this.
The Rose: Thorn and Soul (Poetry) - 2/4/2013 1:03:35 PM
Life sinks into us like a thorn at times. Love the depth of this poem as all romantics must.
Candy Canes (Poetry) - 1/20/2013 12:16:41 PM
Sensually engaging, I love the images as well, Lonnie. Well done! Love and peace to you,
Dead, Dying and the Dreamer (Poetry) - 1/20/2013 11:06:39 AM
whoa pony whoa! this was without a doubt the most powerfully emotive piece i've read in a long long time...must go back and re-read..slowly ...looks like i was a long time in finding it and glad that i have...pat
Boundary-less (Poetry) - 1/20/2013 10:55:31 AM
what a sensuous dance you took us through lonnie...a romantic glimpse of what those of us without enforced boundaries yearn for...an insightful beautifully worded piece for sure...pat
'Good Poets and Bad Poets (Poetry) - 1/20/2013 10:20:11 AM
Candy Canes (Poetry) - 12/14/2012 4:39:39 AM
The arousing taste that oozes the verse into candy cane striped lines, a well crafted sweet heart piece.
Moon Hair (Poetry) - 10/22/2012 10:53:08 AM
so gentle, such silvery gliding words of wistful remembering...i could feel each nuance of emotions.
how i would love to hear Garrison Keillor's rendition of reciting this wonderful work
Dream Lover (Poetry) - 10/8/2012 9:29:04 PM
A wonderful ode of love.....M
A Paper Rose (Poetry) - 10/8/2012 9:26:23 PM
A beautiful sharing. It takes the reader there! ...M
A Paper Rose (Poetry) - 10/7/2012 4:11:25 PM
Very lovely as is the Rose's fragrance filling your mind to the paper. thank you-
Dead, Dying and the Dreamer (Poetry) - 9/27/2012 3:39:59 AM
Oh my, this is powerful. Yes the dreamers and their dreams live on.
A Paper Rose (Poetry) - 9/27/2012 3:39:04 AM
Lonnie this is such a unique poem. To be the inspriation of poetry, those who are poetic could wish for no greater honor or caress. Yes this is the way it is with poetic souls they give and receive paper roses which are more precious and fragrant than the flower.
A Paper Rose (Poetry) - 9/25/2012 12:38:12 PM
I am new to your sight, but will return often. The words you write form a strong relationship between the writer and the one to receive the beautiful words you have written to them in what seems to be an effortless flow from your golden quill. This is a mini masterpiece!
A Paper Rose (Poetry) - 9/25/2012 4:02:58 AM
I like your poem and layout, Lonnie
A Paper Rose (Poetry) - 9/24/2012 8:04:56 AM
Beautiful phrasing, Lonnie....very nicely penned!It's so true that lives intertwine through writing....it's not just the places we can visit through another's eyes...it's the glimpse into another's soul....
A Paper Rose (Poetry) - 9/23/2012 10:05:05 AM
We can give no greater legacy that our writing. And your writing is superb!
A Paper Rose (Poetry) - 9/22/2012 6:11:36 AM
Your poetry feels like music as you transform soft centering words into a rose which comes into focus, even has fragrance.
A Paper Rose (Poetry) - 9/21/2012 3:41:39 PM
a beautiful 'gift'...that lasts forever. thanks
A Paper Rose (Poetry) - 9/21/2012 3:01:06 PM
this is probably the most beautiful explantion of why we write that could have ever been written...thank you lonnie...our writing is a 'paper rose' gift to all we love and revere. what an exqisite way of saying so....pat
Dead, Dying and the Dreamer (Poetry) - 9/17/2012 9:57:25 AM
I agree… Outstanding! You have struck at the core of the matter. Life is for the living and we should live to the full and not spend our time thinking about what we're doing wrong, but spend our time doing right. What we do right will live long after us.
Dead, Dying and the Dreamer (Poetry) - 9/15/2012 3:02:59 PM
Oh, this is so good! This is amazing.
Being Dead (Poetry) - 9/7/2012 4:30:41 PM
oh i loved this. super thought. very provoking...that we must make a diffference while we are ALIVE...we must rejoice in life. thanks again-so enjoyed this poem/story/the sharing of your thoughts!
Alphabets (Poetry) - 9/7/2012 4:26:47 PM
i have not been reading in AD for quite some time now, oh what i have missed! another super read. thanks! thanks! i smiled thinking of you and reflecting on the rest of us...confused!
Boundary-less (Poetry) - 9/7/2012 4:20:54 PM
oh! i so loved this piece. how lovely. i saw her and loved her too. beautiful piece-so glad you shared.
Moon Hair (Poetry) - 9/7/2012 4:17:51 PM
When we "cannot" speak, our heart does. Lovely sentiment and beautifully written.
thank you for sharing-
Moon Hair (Poetry) - 8/23/2012 4:20:15 AM
Beautifully penned, Lonnie! Guess we all have "what if" moments to reflect upon...lovely phrasing.
Moon Hair (Poetry) - 8/22/2012 12:00:05 PM
My goodness Lonnie, this is gorgeous and very emotive.
Moon Hair (Poetry) - 8/22/2012 7:22:10 AM
Lovely writing Lonnie bringing to life not only past memories but giving 'flummoxed' a place to call home.
Moon Hair (Poetry) - 8/21/2012 11:24:23 AM
A beautiful remembrance, beautifully expressed. I too had those moments, those opportunities to connect that somehow, it didn't happen.
Moon Hair (Poetry) - 8/21/2012 11:22:01 AM
Marvelous emotion in this, and gentle and resonant ~
Moon Hair (Poetry) - 8/21/2012 11:02:56 AM
You've penned a gentle and poignant chapter of life. The sense of melancholy's insistence is only upstaged by the fine sense of humble understanding. Well done.
A Sliver Moon (Poetry) - 8/6/2012 9:40:49 AM
Enjoyed this very much. Filled with a rare vulnerable sensuality.
Then and Now (Poetry) - 8/3/2012 5:24:17 AM
Love so intense it aches!
Boundary-less (Poetry) - 8/3/2012 5:22:39 AM
A wonderful characterization Lonnie. To have no boundary at all must bring such a feeling of being lost. Well penned as always.
Boundary-less (Poetry) - 8/2/2012 10:55:10 AM
This is so melodic, and with a fascinating perspective.
I hope you are well, and enjoying summer's blooms!
Boundary-less (Poetry) - 7/28/2012 11:30:46 PM
When one finds the right 'container'...they know. well done. thank you.
Boundary-less (Poetry) - 7/27/2012 11:10:59 AM
Sometimes when we crossover, we find riches far beyond what we sought, when we find love. Beautiful.
Boundary-less (Poetry) - 7/27/2012 4:20:58 AM
Wow! This leaves one breathless....Beautifully and sensually penned, Lonnie....great phrasing!
Being Dead (Poetry) - 7/26/2012 8:24:30 PM
A seriously good piece of imaginative writing. Coooool!
Boundary-less (Poetry) - 7/26/2012 8:07:44 PM
Interesting: you have framed the female as the gushing force to be contained and the male as the containing discipline. In Kabbalah, we say the first aspect of duality is Chockmah, the male force, bursting forth without discipline. This force is contained by Binah, the female force of severity.
But of course, all things are mirrored at the various levels of existence.
Then and Now (Poetry) - 7/16/2012 8:21:55 AM
Awesome phrasing here, Lonnie! Loved this!
Then and Now (Poetry) - 7/14/2012 7:07:18 PM
Well done! Sounds like my first encounter with marriage. Not always smooth but then few roads are all of the time. Amen
Then and Now (Poetry) - 7/13/2012 9:29:12 AM
Read like a rocky relationship held together by love.
Then and Now (Poetry) - 7/12/2012 2:25:55 AM
well said, enjoyed the read
Then and Now (Poetry) - 7/11/2012 6:14:04 PM
This is beautiful, especially building to
..."but not able to look for fear you’ll evaporate
and I will again be crushed in the aching dark."
A Sliver Moon (Poetry) - 6/29/2012 4:03:22 PM
This, sir, is an absolutely beautiful piece. Epic & classic all at once - Bravo!
Night's Rituals (Poetry) - 6/18/2012 3:00:16 AM
Lonnie this is gorgeous poetry. Romantic, sensual, exciting yet deeply comforting. You are a master of the romance genre.
Summer's Yearnings (Poetry) - 5/22/2012 10:26:15 AM
Eloquent and full of passion. Looks like you're in for some global warming this summer. Patrick
Alphabets (Poetry) - 5/19/2012 6:42:25 AM
Reading this piece took me back to my first visit to MOMA after being away from NY for a long time... missing it after living there for 13 years. I sad down on a bench and gazed, transfixed on a Pollock painting and found a similar conundrum of thinking how the artist determined his connection of dots, just as you have outlined in erudite fashion the challenge of determining letters, spaces, words and that universal inspiration you use music to exemplify: silence. A well placed nudge for we writer to avoid those with pompous answers, and seek out the often labeled pariahs with questions. Thank you for the exploration.
Our World (Poetry) - 5/19/2012 6:33:07 AM
The "gentle breather" as I noted in a previous review, you have a gentle style,limpid without sentimentality. And... you have a handle on the answer: "All life is mixed between the us and the not us." Rich.
Night's Rituals (Poetry) - 5/19/2012 6:27:39 AM
In a world of trite sentiments regarding relationships, this was truly a pleasure to read. You have a the ability to express respect for the other, a quality difficult to find in today's "One-night-stand marriages." Gentle and masculine. Also rare to find. Well done.
Summer's Yearnings (Poetry) - 5/13/2012 3:09:15 PM
So poised, somehow, so balanced, as lusty desires and healthy needs are beautifully expressed ~
Summer's Yearnings (Poetry) - 5/12/2012 6:47:16 PM
thanks for this ode...the beginning of what promises to be a 'fulfilling' summer.
Summer's Yearnings (Poetry) - 5/11/2012 6:31:28 PM
That is passionate and beautifully written Lonnie.
And To Break Into (Poetry) - 5/4/2012 4:22:23 PM
Yes worth it, stunning poem.
Our World (Poetry) - 5/4/2012 11:59:58 AM
Exquisite poem Lonnie.
Bad Boys and Sweet Girls (Poetry) - 5/4/2012 11:59:05 AM
Too bad some never really grow up and grow wise.
Being Dead (Poetry) - 4/30/2012 3:07:02 PM
Rich in philosophical questions ~
You are so good at making us think, Lonnie!
To me, this reflects our culture's attitude toward mourning, which is much too cursory. I want to keep the people alive forever in my heart, even if I mourn forever. I want to pay the price of love and never have any such thing as closure. Sorry, I am digressing!
Being Dead (Poetry) - 4/26/2012 2:23:50 PM
I do know where i'm going many don't and i'll find answers i am looking for here on earth and cannot find, waiting for the ending to this also, good write here.
Being Dead (Poetry) - 4/21/2012 12:15:04 PM
can't wait to see where this interesting story goes....for sure...you've gotten MY attention.....twighlight zone material...love it
Being Dead (Poetry) - 4/21/2012 9:18:22 AM
An interesting story.
Being Dead (Poetry) - 4/20/2012 10:32:55 AM
Being Dead (Poetry) - 4/20/2012 9:53:13 AM
Very creative writing, makes one think!
Being Dead (Poetry) - 4/19/2012 5:58:29 PM
This reminds me of a movie - the title escapes me. Made me wonder... what id I am really... you know.
Smart Apes (Poetry) - 4/12/2012 8:38:13 PM
Stupid is as stupid does. Smart is a six letter word. Patrick
Smart Apes (Poetry) - 4/3/2012 4:14:30 AM
All of this is sad truth! Humans deemed themselves to be the most intelligent species on Earth....but how smart were we really???? We've destroyed so many beautiful natural treasures that can never be replaced....this one's a keeper, Lonnie....loved your phrasing
Smart Apes (Poetry) - 4/2/2012 5:00:24 PM
in a way it consoles me
(but only in a way) that 99%
of all the species that ever inhabited this
planet are extinct, so we no doubt, smart
or not smart, shall have our turn to go
and probably it'll be sooner than we imagine
thank you, Lonnie, for prodding me awake
Summer Fire (Poetry) - 3/20/2012 7:21:32 PM
excellent. great use of imagery!
Summer Fire (Poetry) - 3/16/2012 4:36:41 AM
This is stunning, Lonnie!!! Your phrasing is captivating!
Summer Fire (Poetry) - 3/14/2012 9:45:43 PM
i enjoy, want and need them both. but what is best for me? wisdom says, spring's green shoot offerings. thanks for sharing.
Summer Fire (Poetry) - 3/14/2012 7:51:25 AM
A love poem with a lesson. Well penned and hopelessly romantic.
Summer Fire (Poetry) - 3/13/2012 8:26:50 PM
That is lovely Lonnie!!
Summer Fire (Poetry) - 3/13/2012 12:14:12 PM
Mmmm exhilarating! Christmas colors yet here they belong to summer and some beautiful lady...
Anyway the red headed ladies always outdo all the rest of us, making such a luscious big entrance. My mother was one and the freckles of a red head are delightful to look at. What a perfect last line.
Paper Thin (Poetry) - 2/21/2012 6:30:22 PM
Beautiful phrasing in a style that comes absolutely alive ~
Summer's Kiss (Poetry) - 2/11/2012 11:26:35 AM
Symbolically meaningful and engaging; thank you, Lonnie. Love and peace to you,
Summer's Kiss (Poetry) - 2/11/2012 11:06:45 AM
Touching amour of seasons come seasons lost. Warm's my frozen soul.
Lonnie, here's hoping your summer star-kissed dreams come true. An avid star-watcher, I always love a nod to the beauty above, so thank you Lonnie for taking me back there again.
Summer's Kiss (Poetry) - 2/10/2012 10:54:22 AM
Very nice poem Lonnie & thanks for sharing! :)
Summer's Kiss (Poetry) - 2/10/2012 12:50:48 AM
Nice poem here, Lonnie. Obviously written by someone who grew up in Chicago...like myself. Kissed those winters good-bye 18 years ago.
Summer's Kiss (Poetry) - 2/7/2012 9:44:30 PM
Deep roots ensure a summer's blossom. Patrick
Summer's Kiss (Poetry) - 2/6/2012 5:00:51 PM
Lovely writing, Lonnie! Filled with promise and hope!
Summer's Kiss (Poetry) - 2/3/2012 10:07:27 PM
beautiful sadness wrapped in the joy of love and life reborn...in spring.
Summer's Kiss (Poetry) - 2/3/2012 5:07:32 PM
Such a sweet poem with the stirring of Eros rousing spring in the heart. Nothing like a kiss to revive life!
Summer's Kiss (Poetry) - 2/3/2012 4:52:23 PM
...I am always looking for that first tulip..a summer kiss is one to plant (right on the lips) Beautiful Poem!
A Sliver Moon (Poetry) - 1/14/2012 3:22:36 PM
Incredibly sensual and classic. Metophorically delicious!
Night's Breath (Poetry) - 1/14/2012 3:21:25 PM
Romance gets no better than this, so very beautiful Lonnie. All the things a true lover is to the one he loves.
A Sliver Moon (Poetry) - 1/9/2012 6:49:46 PM
What Jerry said. I.e., W O W !!
Add my second to ALL the kudos thus far, and the many that are sure
FABULOUS POEM !!
"Sliver" inspired...& I love "unspokentries." :)
xOx Phyllis xOx
A Sliver Moon (Poetry) - 1/3/2012 8:59:32 PM
Love is all, Lonnie! Nicely expressed. Thank you for sharing the ultimate "adventure." Love and peace to you,
A Sliver Moon (Poetry) - 1/3/2012 6:32:07 AM
Stunning phrasing in this beautifully romantic write, Lonnie! Very well done! Happy New Year!
A Sliver Moon (Poetry) - 1/2/2012 12:37:52 PM
Beautiful lyrics and images ~
You make your writing come so alive with quotes!
A Sliver Moon (Poetry) - 12/31/2011 9:43:17 PM
Each new day, new year....new desires of love with renewed passions. Beautiful poetry. (i read it silver the first time...but corrected myself)
A Sliver Moon (Poetry) - 12/30/2011 10:59:03 PM
New moon, new year, new love every day if you let it be so. Patrick
A Sliver Moon (Poetry) - 12/30/2011 4:22:34 PM
WoW! I was almost trembling by the time I got to the end of this well-written and intricate poetry. Secrets and intense love is the cauldron of which all the world turns.
Face Down on the Bureau (Poetry) - 12/28/2011 1:23:44 PM
This is quite remarkable Lonnie. I've was on the flip side of that scenario twice, many years ago. It was almost enough for me to give up on offering my heart and soul again. I healed but have no idea if the others even care. Patrick
Night's Breath (Poetry) - 12/27/2011 5:03:47 AM
Stunning poetry....beautifully soulful and romantic...great job, Lonnie!!!!
Face Down on the Bureau (Poetry) - 12/23/2011 4:09:30 PM
very powerful... your lines..."but more as a weaken spirit
who spurned the high fruit,who took the low lying apple on the tree
and now wonders why it now has the taste of sour," fit so much when there is human deceit-any deceit....wowie good.
Night's Breath (Poetry) - 12/23/2011 4:02:35 PM
such intimacy breathing in your poem, very beautiful-
Night's Breath (Poetry) - 12/22/2011 2:04:37 PM
I'm with Janna, those 3 lines are go right to the heart, Patrick
Night's Breath (Poetry) - 12/21/2011 8:15:03 PM
Persona in this pie-filled creamy swath of words eaten we into the night of bliss is a terminal romantic.
Night's Breath (Poetry) - 12/21/2011 7:33:09 PM
So... secretive, sensual and spiritual.
"I’m the blanket against the cold
the only witness to your pleasure dome
the only witness sometimes as you plow your sorrow fields."
I was absolutely moved by those lines.
Well done Lonnie.
Night's Breath (Poetry) - 12/21/2011 6:37:39 PM
A gloriously artistic, blissful and original piece ~
Face Down on the Bureau (Poetry) - 12/19/2011 9:04:10 AM
Wow! VERY nicely done, Lonnie!
Face Down on the Bureau (Poetry) - 12/16/2011 9:44:25 PM
You continually amaze.
Face Down on the Bureau (Poetry) - 12/16/2011 6:44:00 PM
Wow, this is one of those unique perspective poems you write of inner growth, of lessons learned, and as ever it's packed with remarkable characters and soul lessons. Merry Christmas Lonnie!
Melding (Poetry) - 12/7/2011 5:01:34 AM
A delightful poem, Lonnie
Melding (Poetry) - 12/6/2011 6:58:32 PM
to love...is the path finding oneself and know ..you are and always have been on the right path...to self discovery...and awareness..
Melding (Poetry) - 12/6/2011 12:28:07 PM
It is as though you have been "reading" my life for the past seven months, Lonnie. I am happy to state that I can relate. Thank you for sharing this most meaningful offering. Love and peace,
Melding (Poetry) - 11/29/2011 12:02:14 PM
Very sensual and very revealing journey of two soul mates. Patrick
Melding (Poetry) - 11/29/2011 6:14:33 AM
Profoundly beautiful about something so precious.
Melding (Poetry) - 11/26/2011 7:43:05 PM
ooh la la Lonnie. This makes me want to dig out the old photo albums and see "Picasso like..."
Melding (Poetry) - 11/25/2011 5:51:48 AM
This was so soft and warm it made me feel "ahhhhh"....very lovely phrasing, Lonnie! Well done!
Van Gogh Ceilings (Poetry) - 11/18/2011 10:05:16 PM
Very vivid and lovely...you also a Master-
Lust's Needs (Poetry) - 10/12/2011 7:14:28 PM
A little ghastly with a touch of sensuality combined but very well written! Thanks for sharing it Lonnie! Very strong. :)
Van Gogh Ceilings (Poetry) - 10/3/2011 5:27:20 AM
How beautifully romantic you painted this masterpiece, Lonnie! Passionate tones....amid the sighs and whispers....Nicely done!
Van Gogh Ceilings (Poetry) - 10/2/2011 6:48:41 AM
AHHH, LONNIE...BEAUTIFULLY DONE AND ENJOYED. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Van Gogh Ceilings (Poetry) - 10/2/2011 6:05:10 AM
Oooh, aroused by passion and sweetened by heavenly sensuality as you open your heart with such artistry! Lucky girl she is!
Van Gogh Ceilings (Poetry) - 10/2/2011 5:18:38 AM
Passion and Art - a fine blend,
senses, sensations and colours smoulder here.
Lonnie, this speaks quietly but with such strength.
Van Gogh Ceilings (Poetry) - 10/1/2011 8:07:01 PM
You sensual romantic! Beautiful & so colorful.
My War With The Fleas-Part Two (Poetry) - 10/1/2011 5:47:53 AM
I nearly burned down my deck fighting insects. We are always hopelessly outnumbered. Cool continuation. Patrick
My War With The Fleas-Part One (Poetry) - 10/1/2011 5:42:00 AM
I'm with you! Stinkin' ants and fleas. Just spent $500 at the vet for our flea infested dog with "hot spots" We were pretty diligent about the frontline, just not diligent enough. Great part one story. Patrick
My War With The Fleas-Part Two (Poetry) - 9/30/2011 8:40:36 AM
Hmmmm mayhe we need some of your tactics to end this recession! LoL thank you for the laughs.
My War With The Fleas-Part One (Poetry) - 9/30/2011 8:38:06 AM
Oh I hate them, fight on General!
My War With The Fleas-Part Two (Poetry) - 9/29/2011 4:28:02 AM
Your metaphors speak in a light form in this!
Taking lemons and making lemonade, sweet for bugs I know but it's also an upward direction as this write took me.
Fleas will stick around ONLY if you allow them! lol
Blessings and Blissful Peace! Soulful_SHEE
Love's Dark Touch (Poetry) - 9/27/2011 10:25:25 AM
I love everything about this light hearted look at love, just wonderful.
My War With The Fleas-Part Two (Poetry) - 9/27/2011 4:35:34 AM
I love your spin on the subject. Better laugh than cry. I've lived thru it and fleas are very hard to get rid of. You done a pretty good job getting rid of them in this creative poem.:)
My War With The Fleas-Part Two (Poetry) - 9/27/2011 3:12:48 AM
Thank goodness you're giving these awful bugs little suits and personalities.....else I'd be totally creeped out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very funny story, Lonnie! Love the way you put this together.....
My War With The Fleas-Part One (Poetry) - 9/26/2011 6:01:54 PM
you are too funny! i will one day share my own flea story with you, but...who would think that fleas would make for a story??
My War With The Fleas-Part Two (Poetry) - 9/26/2011 3:19:35 PM
The devil (flea) is in the detail
and detail you certainly deliver,
Lonnie, excellent detail, compelling reading...
war is certainly war...but will a winner emerge?
Here, from a purely selfish point of view,
my worry is the dengue mozzie, i was struck down
once and don't want a repeat.
Looking forward to the next installment.
My War With The Fleas-Part Two (Poetry) - 9/26/2011 9:42:03 AM
Never have pests been so fun.
My War With The Fleas-Part Two (Poetry) - 9/26/2011 9:41:21 AM
A jolly and entertaining bit of fun!
My War With The Fleas-Part One (Poetry) - 9/26/2011 3:24:25 AM
Giggle...this had me in stitches, Lonnie!!!! Tooooo funny....and the imagery was priceless! I can see you lurking behind a chair in the living room..planning your defense!!! Thanks for the chuckles!!!
My War With The Fleas-Part One (Poetry) - 9/25/2011 7:46:48 PM
You're in quite the mood, Lonnie,
with this one and i LIKE it, like it lots.
A hazy morning is suddenly much brighter.
My War With The Fleas-Part One (Poetry) - 9/25/2011 6:09:15 PM
Giggling at that bold [talking]flea and your cunning glee.
My War With The Fleas-Part One (Poetry) - 9/25/2011 5:19:15 PM
My dog has been having his own flea battle for years. Found something this year that seems to be working, FINALLY!
My War With The Fleas-Part One (Poetry) - 9/25/2011 11:36:04 AM
Such whimsical eloquence, Lonnie, and full of zest!
Love's Dark Touch (Poetry) - 9/19/2011 8:45:53 PM
You have WAY too much fun! And I'm jealous. Patrick
Love's Dark Touch (Poetry) - 9/15/2011 3:42:15 AM
Naughty....but fun! Tooo cute, Lonnie....I think all parents nearly get caught at one time or another...giggle...
Love's Dark Touch (Poetry) - 9/14/2011 6:53:45 PM
This is refreshing and humorous Lonnie. A little role reversal as well.
Love's Dark Touch (Poetry) - 9/14/2011 3:39:35 PM
With just the right touch, Lonnie,
playful and tactile and a little naughty.
Love's Dark Touch (Poetry) - 9/14/2011 12:33:41 PM
Fun IS fun, and you know how to turn on the charm!
Sensual and fun ~
Mugsy and I (Poetry) - 9/12/2011 6:58:51 PM
Such an interesting (and meaningful) perspective, Lonnie. Well done! Love and peace to you,
Mugsy and I (Poetry) - 9/12/2011 11:49:15 AM
Love in its simplest, most personal, most humble form ~
They understand the purpose of life.
Mugsy and I (Poetry) - 9/12/2011 4:02:54 AM
Adorable!!! Your phrasing is awesome, Lonnie! Mugsy is toooo cute!
Walking Two (Poetry) - 9/12/2011 3:51:38 AM
Giggle.....adorable write, Lonnie....the imagery is hilarious!!!!
Mugsy and I (Poetry) - 9/11/2011 9:36:17 AM
The art of forgiving... I should pay more attention to my dogs.
Walking Two (Poetry) - 9/11/2011 2:50:25 AM
Written with wry humour, Lonnie;
admire the ambiguity in the opening line
and the entire 'adventure'...
might have to learn to cock your leg, lol,
for complete bonding.
Enjoyed this a lot.
Walking Two (Poetry) - 9/10/2011 1:46:35 PM
Love the descriptive and pictorial flow. Been down this exact path on many occasions. Current mutts are females but just as sniffy as our previous males. Just as well, like you the thought has crossed my mind. But lifting a leg in public is problematic and squatting is worse. Go figure. Patrick
Walking Two (Poetry) - 9/10/2011 1:17:23 PM
Wonderful wit and perceptual shift here, between the soul of the relationship and the ego.
Walking Two (Poetry) - 9/10/2011 7:50:00 AM
Mans best friend & nature guide, a different angle of thought and a touching account. I love the line; and I the student who never graduates.
Lust's Needs (Poetry) - 9/9/2011 8:10:44 PM
I think this poem can be interpreted on a personal level by each one who reads it. It evokes a great deal. Well done, Lonnie. Love and peace to you,
Robert--Over Thirty-Five (Poetry) - 9/8/2011 8:46:50 AM
Intricate and remarkable writing!
Okay, also, please tell Robert :) hmmm...that we women get better in just about every way as we get older.
The Dreamer's Art (Poetry) - 9/7/2011 10:34:38 AM
Wow! Can I call you Aesop? A true love fable with heart and message.
The Dreamer's Art (Poetry) - 9/6/2011 7:53:38 PM
So well written it makes me think at some point in all of our lives we must plead guilty to your words.
The Dreamer's Art (Poetry) - 9/6/2011 7:06:40 PM
You compellingly and cleverly (even hauntingly) know how to navigate these complex and intricate folds of relationships well, Lonnie!
The Dreamer's Art (Poetry) - 9/6/2011 4:46:18 PM
..and you question that very Art, Lonnie,
through insightful truths..what are we to
someone else, to a beloved..the image
or the reality? and when one replaces
the other..ah the fall of the 'mighty'
This makes me think - good writing does just that.
Candy Canes (Poetry) - 9/6/2011 6:29:06 AM
Whew! Well done.
Candy Canes (Poetry) - 9/6/2011 4:25:19 AM
Romantic writing, Lonnie...passionate yet tender and sweet! Well done...
Robert--Over Thirty-Five (Poetry) - 9/5/2011 8:02:54 PM
I don't know about consoling sorrow, wistful thinking perhaps. We had our chances and still, for me only a few regrets. Mind you I still like the look of a hot bikini though I'm not a fan of belly button jewelry. Besides, God willing, the best is yet to come. Patrick
Robert--Over Thirty-Five (Poetry) - 9/5/2011 3:58:41 PM
I admire everything about this work, Lonnie,
the melancholy that doesn't spill over into
maudlin, the wisdom of growing older,
the truth of loss...
"Youth never understands
does not abandon its own youth..."
and the entire last stanza is the perfect
ending, tone and mood and meaning.
Candy Canes (Poetry) - 9/5/2011 2:30:40 PM
your words danced from the page, a gentle slow dance of love and delight.