Recent Reviews for Lonnie Hicks
They Said (Short Story) - 1/25/2015 7:42:56 AM|
A beautiful poem of expectation and fulfillment.
Strange to find a poem in the story section…
They Said (Short Story) - 1/24/2015 3:52:17 PM
This is so beautiful, the way you express that pull to intimacy. This is a relationship every one of us aches to know!
17 two dollar books for self-publishing Indies (Short Story) - 12/22/2014 3:28:13 AM
thanks for the heads up
Why Substitute English Teachers Have Grey Hair (Short Story) - 12/17/2014 6:44:36 AM
Unlike you… There were wise guys like you and some of my classes… I always backed by teachers because I knew what a hard job they had with dumb heads the class. I would sit up front and the verbal, only in support… Even for substitute teachers who tended to be young and fresh.
I agree with P. G., That teaching English will put stress on even the most talented teacher trying to come up with ways of teaching the unwashed masses. A couple years after I left, I heard that my freshman English teacher in college went stone cold crazy. He used me in my class with him is an example of, "a good student." The other dumb heads hated me.
Why Substitute English Teachers Have Grey Hair (Short Story) - 12/17/2014 4:00:00 AM
So funny! I spent time subbing before I became a middle school teacher, so don't be concerned about your gray fail. The gray comes from being a full fledged teacher who needs to get her clever on every day! Haha. Nice little story.
The Ferguson Chronicles: Part Three--The Upcoming Book (Short Story) - 12/10/2014 9:07:10 AM
This is a story that needs to be told. And you have the skills and the moxie with which to write it. Looking forward to your book.
The Ferguson Chronicles: Part Three--The Upcoming Book (Short Story) - 12/5/2014 8:41:01 AM
Yes, all whole lot of opinions out there. The core problem is inequality. Once everybody gets an equal chance at life, this will all go away. Or will it?
Reincarnation: Chapter Five (Short Story) - 11/25/2014 5:48:58 AM
Well stated, Lonnie. Reincarnation is the only explanation that makes sense to me. We come back again and again in order to experience every aspect of life and to grow intellectually, morally, and spiritually. We do not lose any of our talents, rather, retain and build onto them with each life. Wealthy tyrants will find they must atone for their wrongs by living a life of poverty; highly gifted persons may return for a specific mission, etc. And Earth is but one planet among the millions of inhabited planets where we live out another life. There is no hell but there is retribution. Ultimately, all are assumed into the glory of God. Some take a lot longer than others but that is what free will is all about. It fits together perfectly. Our spirit never dies.
Light and Dark (Short Story) - 11/19/2014 7:40:03 AM
The consummate lover is at his craft, wooing the ladies and making me jealous of his skills. But it's OK. There are enough of those lovely creatures for both of us. :)
Center Rising (Short Story) - 11/5/2014 5:37:26 AM
Strangely posted in the stories section where fewer will read it, this poem is a tour de force in sensuality. You are the master of this genre… Kudos!
The Ferguson Chronicles Part Two: 12/2/14 (Short Story) - 9/13/2014 5:34:56 PM
The Ferguson Chronicles Part Two: 12/2/14 (Short Story) - 9/7/2014 6:54:11 AM
Very astute observation of the situation and some very good ways that positive change can occur. The one thing that always bothers me is why poor white people tend to ally with ultra rich conservatives on these issues, the very people whose thumbs they are under. It must be some sort of mental malady, a profound ignorance, that they can't seem to overcome. They will say, "Oh, my best friends are…," And then go and vote for most restrictive of policies that don't include them either.
The Ferguson Chronicles-Updated 9/5/14 (Short Story) - 8/25/2014 5:15:24 AM
I'm surprised no one else has commented on this. At first I thought you were going to summarize all of the redundant reporting on Ferguson. I'm so glad you didn't. I'm tired of the repetition and overanalyzing. What should have been a simple case of an unfortunate shooting during a altercation between a police officer and a teenager, has turned into an ugly revelation of one of America's most dirty underwear hung out to dry.
You have laid out a good case why blacks are angry. I would be, and am, too. I am not black, but I am angry at the injustice leveled at the poor of all races, mostly good people, but labeled bad way because they are trapped in many of the situations you describe so well. But blacks, simply because of their skin color are singled out even more. We have a kind of apartheid in this country. It started with slavery, was continued with Jim Crow, and now, under the civil rights laws, has been perpetuated through regressive taxation, red lining, criminalization of minor infractions, profiling, and most importantly, real estate practices.
Having spent the last 35 years working in predominantly black institutions, I can tell you that I have known many very good people, intelligent and resourceful, as angry as I was about the mistreatment they often received just because of their skin color. Several times during my driving life, I was pulled over by white police officers, simply because I had someone of another race riding with me. This seems to be a favorite ploy of police everywhere as though when people of different races are together criminal activity is taking place.
I'm grateful for Ginsburg speaking out. It's a step in the right direction for a Supreme Court that has been degrading the freedom of the people of the United States. In spite of no comments, you are being read and that's very important. Keep up the good work.
Writing and Writers on Video (Short Story) - 8/21/2014 6:52:48 AM
I'll have to agree with that concept. I recall trying to read Herman Melville's Moby Dick, only to put it down after trying to understand the psychological mumbo-jumbo in the first chapter. I also recall that Henry Miller's writing was hardly discernible until he got the subject of sex where it suddenly became crystal clear. Perhaps the worst that I read was the "stream of consciousness" crap of James Joyce. If deconstruction gets praise and awards from the literary crowd, I don't care. I want to read good, honest stories, not literary trickery.
Fixing America: Part Five (Short Story) - 8/13/2014 9:21:04 PM
enjoyed the read, keep writing!!
Let's Talk About Race: What Are The Facts? Updated: 10/19/14 (Short Story) - 8/11/2014 8:00:19 PM
In my readings and thoughts on this subject, the "best" model for society begins with the notion that "I" am at the top (the ruler), and all others descend downward from me in a pyramid. At the bottom (the slaves) are those who are most different from me. With a few variations that model has been the standard ever since we stopped bashing each other's heads, and banded together to bash those "other" bastards' heads.
Let's Talk About Race: What Are The Facts? Updated: 10/19/14 (Short Story) - 8/10/2014 10:44:51 AM
well done, but, I fear that as long as there 2 humans left alive one will need to feel superior to the other for whatever the reason. I don't know what motivates much human behavior good or bad, but your article is well written
Let's Talk About Race: What Are The Facts? Updated: 10/19/14 (Short Story) - 8/10/2014 6:46:24 AM
I have never thought of race as a "touchy" subject. But I find that there are those, all around me, that think otherwise. I read Plato's Republic some time ago and marveled at his descriptions of the various forms of government so long ago. However I don't remember his writing about an ordered society of classes of people. I have never believed that and it's gotten me into a lot of trouble by people who did. "Those people must keep their place!"
The founding fathers of the United States, mostly rich landowners and some slaveholders, as well as deeply religious men (no women) wrote that wonderful phrase, "All men are created equal." I believe that be the case. The Bible says that man should have "Dominion over all of the creatures of the earth." However, since Darwin's discovery we are learning that we share a lot of intelligence, behavior, and even emotion with our fellow creatures.
We should talk about race because we are on the verge of Martin Luther King's dream, where race and class will no longer be an issue because everyone will have equal citizenship in the world (not just in this great country, the United States, that some people misname, America, as though we were the only country on the two American continents".
Looking forward to what else you have to say on the subject.
Gaza Weeps: Self Defense Reigns (Short Story) - 8/2/2014 6:33:15 AM
I truly believe that the meek shall win this one sided war of attrition. Israel is creating a Holocaust for the people of Gaza. As the South Africans have already proclaimed, apartheid exists in the holy land where religions are free to exist only in the mind of the occupiers at the time.
Gaza Weeps: Self Defense Reigns (Short Story) - 8/2/2014 2:49:07 AM
thought provoking read
Gaza Weeps: Self Defense Reigns (Short Story) - 8/1/2014 12:42:27 PM
We mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of The Great War and it moves now into its one hundred and first year. The privileged always find a way to stay on top and all they ever require is the abject surrender of the underprivileged. It looks to me as if Hamas has read Hebrew history, especially the part about Masada. I wonder if Israel will adopt Rome's attitude about this new version. "All war is war against children," according to Howard Zinn. I agree with both of you.
Gaza Weeps: Self Defense Reigns (Short Story) - 8/1/2014 8:29:51 AM
They could stop the killing if Hamas would stop sending rockets into Israel. It is really that simple. But no, they want to kill all Jews and put Palestine children in harms way by their own design so they can take the pictures showing limp, bloody children that THEY killed.
The World Water Crisis Updated: 8/3/14 (Short Story) - 7/26/2014 8:08:35 AM
A great article on a subject that we should all be aware of. I live in Houston, we get our water from Lake Houston. Lake Houston nearly dried up two years ago, but has been refilled. Our backup is Lake Livingston. Houston is growing very rapidly and will grow even more if immigration is reformed to allow more immigrants to come. Most people here use water lavishly and have no idea that our water is in peril.
The North American Water And Power Alliance (NAWAPA) Is an audacious public works program that would probably employ more people than the oil industry and solve the water problems of the United States and Mexico without affecting the natural flow of rivers. Something like this is needed to meet our water needs without further drawing from aquifers so essential to our existence.
The World Water Crisis Updated: 8/3/14 (Short Story) - 7/25/2014 7:46:20 AM
A brave undertaking and one which needs a wide viewing audience, Lonnie. The navy base at China Lake has gone 'native' after 80 years of trying to 'civilize' the desert. All of those desert plants and photo-voltaic panels will help some, but there are still too many people sucking too much water from dwindling aquifers. And every fracking well requires millions of gallons of water which is so polluted by the process it will never be potable. We have to choose now. Will human life best survive on oil or water. We were warned decades ago. Some of us made the choice then. Keep us informed!
The World Water Crisis Updated: 8/3/14 (Short Story) - 7/24/2014 4:38:25 PM
well said, thought provoking
Falling (Poetry) - 1/27/2015 8:18:31 PM
Lonnie you know I'm a fan of yours, you don't write anything not worth reading. Love the flow of this poem, beautiful and real.
Falling (Poetry) - 1/25/2015 7:56:56 AM
Another fascinating trip down the labyrinths of love with Lonnie H at the controls. Well done.
Falling (Poetry) - 1/25/2015 7:54:40 AM
This struck me as almost menopausal with all the mood swings. Falling in and out of love constantly must be terribly hard on the psyche!
However, your usual flair with lovely, loving words is still evident throughout.
Falling (Poetry) - 1/25/2015 4:06:28 AM
Such a beautiful roll of love; true and natural, pure and eternal.
Wishing you continued creativity and bliss!
With respect and admiration,
Carol Phelan Aebby
A Sliver Moon (Poetry) - 1/23/2015 5:23:39 AM
Such a beautiful roll of passionate love where heart opens wide and soul sighs.
Wishing you creativity and bliss!
With respect and admiration,
Carol Phelan Aebby
Pure Spanish Safflower (Poetry) - 12/26/2014 1:11:08 PM
Thanks for this red hot chili of a sensuous gem
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year....... "Master Top Chef"
Portals (Poetry) - 12/22/2014 3:03:35 PM
Intensely positive and connected.
Merry Christmas Lonnie! Blessings to you,
Face Down Novel (Poetry) - 10/26/2014 1:24:49 PM
It must be that cat in your lap that holds the key
to your writing skills. Mine won't stay there.
I'll have to catch up on your other renderings...
Face Down Novel (Poetry) - 10/23/2014 10:47:37 AM
Amazing images created by your words in this stunning poem of widowhood.
Face Down Novel (Poetry) - 10/23/2014 4:59:28 AM
The awareness of surroundings of it all on steroids! Worth a second read! Well done!
Portals (Poetry) - 10/14/2014 5:07:41 AM
I can always count on you for hot lips and wet kisses.
Nothing like a little passion to get the day started right.
Portals (Poetry) - 10/13/2014 6:13:21 AM
so beautiful Lonnie. Powerfully symbolic of an all-inclusive love.
Metaphors and Similes (Poetry) - 9/17/2014 6:13:50 AM
Sensually exquisite, Lonnie.
Metaphors and Similes (Poetry) - 9/16/2014 7:45:33 AM
Ahhhh, you write the most sensuous poetry around! Your words melt like butter on hot bread, Yum Yum!
Umlaut Me (Poetry) - 9/13/2014 5:47:49 PM
enjoyed the read
Umlaut Me (Poetry) - 9/13/2014 1:49:18 PM
What a creative response Ron. Good as the piece itself. My twitters followers, mostly authors got a chuckle.
Umlaut Me (Poetry) - 9/13/2014 9:11:42 AM
Ah, what foibles we scribblers are error to! I should have seen it coming with the "down low," but your Freudian slip was showing in this, highly creative and instructional piece.
I shall laugh every time I think about your dangling participles and sure hope that you avoid that "down low," because I heard it was a very bad thing and totally unrelated to what happens to your tentacles when they age.
Long in tooth and tongue in cheek,
Integrities Wisdom (Poetry) - 9/1/2014 12:54:26 PM
Very reminiscent of poetry during the Romantic period and of course, Milton, and we need more of those for our troubling times.
Love Story (Poetry) - 8/17/2014 11:07:53 AM
Like I've said often before, you sure know how to write seductive love poetry! Got me excited just reading it, and I'm sure the girls will swoon.
Love Story (Poetry) - 8/17/2014 5:51:16 AM
filled with passion
Spinal Art (Poetry) - 8/15/2014 11:19:53 AM
I wonder why found this highly erotic? Because it's that good!
Spinal Art (Poetry) - 8/15/2014 5:38:52 AM
The anatomy of a kiss...and then some. Another red hot lover on
Spinal Art (Poetry) - 8/15/2014 4:50:44 AM
another wonderful 'swooner'...leaving readers a little breathless. you have a definite talent for this Lonnie. nice one!
Scarlet Skies (Poetry) - 8/14/2014 4:17:05 PM
Lovely and expressive; thanks for sharing, Lonnie. Love and peace to you,
Ruby Red (Poetry) - 7/31/2014 3:42:07 PM
what a wonderful expression of a young man's step into the complicated world of love/lust
Ruby Red (Poetry) - 7/29/2014 6:30:27 AM
Ruby Red (Poetry) - 7/27/2014 12:52:14 PM
They sure do! It's not the shotgun that brings about marriage, but the lust for life. You really have a way of describing how awkward beginnings can quickly escalate under hormonal urges. Loved it! Brought back memories of kisses sweet and kisses wasted. Escalation never fulfilled an escalation wasted. It's a keeper!
Ruby Red (Poetry) - 7/27/2014 10:44:29 AM
Sensual and sensational! I loved every molecule.
I used to call it "spit theory."
Incidentally, I just posted the same point of view from an elderly couple...
Ruby Red (Poetry) - 7/27/2014 4:02:57 AM
Oh yes, those quite innocent teenage years. I related to this poem in a wide range of emotions.
Ruby Red (Poetry) - 7/26/2014 5:42:29 PM
Raw, real, and I feel and live it all; thank you for sharing, Lonnie. Totally relate to what you have expressed via your verses. Love and peace to you,
Scarlet Skies (Poetry) - 7/19/2014 4:21:43 PM
a treasure! Such a wonderful poem from a loving human heart ~
Scarlet Skies (Poetry) - 7/18/2014 9:44:40 AM
another fine example of your mastery of romantic word weavings...could make a girl swoon...do girls still swoon? will re read and re read this one.
Scarlet Skies (Poetry) - 7/17/2014 3:59:45 PM
A great love poem that goes to the universe and beyond! BRAVO!
Scarlet Skies (Poetry) - 7/17/2014 8:24:25 AM
There are some really scorching and creative lines in this one. So much of it is pure ecstasy. You really know how to write 'em."
Scarlet Skies (Poetry) - 7/16/2014 3:14:27 PM
Very beautiful write, Lonnie!
Man and Woman (Poetry) - 7/15/2014 7:24:11 AM
You are a master of sensual poetry!
Man and Woman (Poetry) - 7/15/2014 3:34:09 AM
well done, as always your work inspires
Man and Woman (Poetry) - 7/14/2014 6:14:18 PM
Great imagery and feelings well-expressed!
Abiding (Poetry) - 7/7/2014 11:17:30 AM
My summery poem doesn't hold a candle to this love lyric about your sweet summertime love.
Abiding (Poetry) - 7/7/2014 4:36:30 AM
I knew there was a reason beyond taste about why
I like strawberries! Now they sizzle...
Abiding (Poetry) - 7/7/2014 2:05:55 AM
filled with passion, nicely done
Abiding (Poetry) - 7/6/2014 9:50:03 PM
Made me blush. :)
A Handerchief Surrenders (Poetry) - 7/4/2014 5:14:15 AM
as always, your work inspires
Hands (Poetry) - 7/4/2014 5:13:35 AM
An Icicle Kiss-The Story (Poetry) - 7/4/2014 5:13:15 AM
Satin Sheets and Pleatings (Poetry) - 7/4/2014 5:12:51 AM
enjoyed the read
A Roving Band of Lovers (Poetry) - 7/4/2014 5:12:26 AM
Dry Tear Down (Poetry) - 7/4/2014 5:12:06 AM
Feel like a Simile Sometimes. (Poetry) - 7/4/2014 5:11:39 AM
enjoyed reading your informative narrative
I look forward to reading more of your work.
Integrities Wisdom (Poetry) - 7/3/2014 4:52:11 PM
A paradise lost fable, so very skillfully created with insights and profound wisdom! Blessings and I hope you have a very Happy Fourth tomorrow :) Chris
Integrities Wisdom (Poetry) - 7/2/2014 4:54:17 PM
enjoyed reading your interesting narrative
Perfection's Past (Poetry) - 6/24/2014 3:05:52 PM
I agree with Sandie, we may never be perfect, live this life, give your best. When all is said and done that's what matters most of all.
Kathy J Parenteau
Perfection's Past (Poetry) - 6/24/2014 11:37:18 AM
Profound ~ Love rises above, transcends...and yet we are so tempted, inside the walls of flawed human vision, to settle. Blessings, Chris
Perfection's Past (Poetry) - 6/24/2014 10:44:44 AM
Present perfect always becomes past perfect...doesn't it?
Much wisdom in your jaundiced eye.
Perfection's Past (Poetry) - 6/24/2014 6:05:44 AM
Your poem is filled with truth and anxiety. But life has always been that way. No one in their right mind would want to go back and live in the past and suffer the anguish felt then. As for comparing ourselves to what others are doing:
“I am prettier than most
I am richer than most
I am smarter than most
I am more moral than most"
Describes me perfectly! ;-)
Perfection's Past (Poetry) - 6/23/2014 8:12:54 PM
enjoyed reading your interesting poem
Perfection's Past (Poetry) - 6/23/2014 4:19:59 PM
There is no such thing as being perfect, all one needs to do is to live life to the fullest everyday, treating each day as a gift from God. Tomorrow is not guaranteed, so just enjoy and not complaining about small matters. The past is the past and what we have done in the past can never be undone. We just have to accept the mistakes we have made in the past as lessons learned in life. Each phase of life presents a different person of ourselves. We just have to treat ourselves as the best person there is. Not necessary to compare with others. Just being our best selves is all we need to do.
Wallowing (Poetry) - 6/15/2014 4:03:50 PM
The Dark Secrets of Politicians (Poetry) - 6/15/2014 4:03:18 PM
holds reader interest
Deep Waters (Poetry) - 6/15/2014 4:02:26 PM
thought provoking read
Love Play (Poetry) - 6/15/2014 4:01:54 PM
Love Me True (Poetry) - 6/15/2014 4:01:05 PM
holds reader interest
Bad Boys and Sweet Girls (Poetry) - 6/15/2014 3:59:41 PM
thought provoking read
Neatly Aligned (Poetry) - 6/15/2014 3:59:06 PM
Loves Quiver (Poetry) - 6/15/2014 3:58:31 PM
I like this
Yellow Hammock (Poetry) - 6/15/2014 3:58:08 PM
The Weeping Earth (Poetry) - 6/15/2014 3:57:28 PM
Hand To Hand, Hearts Unshaken (Poetry) - 6/8/2014 12:29:14 PM
Just beautiful and inspiring in the way of love!
Blessings, always blessings,
Hand To Hand, Hearts Unshaken (Poetry) - 6/7/2014 10:44:01 AM
oh m' goodness Lonnie this was a breath taking piece from the first tone you set right through to those last perfectly chosen lines. I salute you. what a great surprise as I take my first few baby steps back into the den...your fine write is such an encouragement in my getting back in the writing saddle....pat
Hand To Hand, Hearts Unshaken (Poetry) - 6/7/2014 8:06:18 AM
You start out with a silver tone seduction of monumental proportion and then bring it to fruition with a blending of souls into a life lasting relationship of great strength and beauty.
I know she loves this one. You will have to frame it and give it to her for your anniversary.
Hand To Hand, Hearts Unshaken (Poetry) - 6/7/2014 3:37:37 AM
Hand To Hand, Hearts Unshaken (Poetry) - 6/6/2014 4:30:40 PM
Very lovely write, Lonnie! I enjoyed this.
Spring Laments (Poetry) - 6/3/2014 7:40:10 AM
so nice Lonnie...spring DOES weep doesn't it in some places. you've expressed this beautifully....pat
Spring Laments (Poetry) - 6/3/2014 4:45:19 AM
A very good summary of climate and hard times' impact on Nature.
But it's a clash that Nature always wins.
Spring Laments (Poetry) - 6/2/2014 4:56:37 AM
Let us hope that California has better springs to come… But earthquakes are inevitable. My neighbor has lots of cats, but we have lots of mourning doves, nesting, because of my large trees and water we put out during the Texas drought. Thirty years ago, when this development was being built, we had many robins in the spring. That migration route has been disrupted and I have seen robin in many years.
We have many flowers blooming already (heavily watered because of the drought) but I've seen very few bees and no butterflies so far… Only one hummingbird.
Unreconciled and Unresolved-Tina's Story (Poetry) - 6/2/2014 3:23:07 AM
Wrestling With Time-Robert's Memoir (Poetry) - 6/2/2014 3:22:29 AM
Yesterdays Gone (Poetry) - 6/2/2014 3:21:56 AM
Spring Laments (Poetry) - 6/2/2014 3:21:22 AM
enjoyed the read
Innocence Revisited (Poetry) - 5/26/2014 5:56:16 AM
I'm not sure about evil, but temptation alone gives me fits.
This is a very profound assessment, Lonnie. My brain sorts slowly
Innocence Revisited (Poetry) - 5/16/2014 9:15:16 AM
Yes, Ron you are correct. But many do and simply can't take the shock of and avoid it the rest of their lives.. It is so shocking to a child.
Innocence Revisited (Poetry) - 5/16/2014 9:10:56 AM
Very vivid and riveting. First revelation.
I don't recall it ever happening to me. We live in a rough neighborhood with rough talking people. By the age of seven, I clearly knew what evil was and how to avoid it.
The Torch and the Light (Poetry) - 5/14/2014 12:38:59 PM
Fascinating for the words & phrases; the format style; also for the story of a miracle; especially interesting for me, with my mechanical valve.
but shouldn't you be the prince rather than the nymph?
The Torch and the Light (Poetry) - 5/14/2014 7:31:05 AM
You are a poet's poet… in love with love, and it shows with beautiful work like this. The metaphors are outstanding and the story is miraculous.
The Torch and the Light (Poetry) - 5/14/2014 3:11:37 AM
Beautifully penned. As always I love your phrasing
The Torch and the Light (Poetry) - 5/13/2014 10:00:42 PM
The Torch and the Light (Poetry) - 5/13/2014 8:30:23 PM
heart felt words in this well penned poem. beautiful.
The Torch and the Light (Poetry) - 5/13/2014 3:08:47 PM
Miracles of the heart is survived by the light of love. Love is the greatest thing a human can feel its healing effect.
Being Is (Poetry) - 5/13/2014 7:20:12 AM
A very upbeat poem. The champagne analogy is quite good. Immediately I was struck with how the Bard put it: "To be or not to be? That is the question."
Being Is (Poetry) - 5/13/2014 1:47:45 AM
This is so beautifully-written!! The joy of "Being" is so powerful I can just feel it flowing through your words.
Being Is (Poetry) - 5/12/2014 6:48:20 PM
You cover a lot of ground here Corky. Much to think about. Patrick
Cancer Rising (Poetry) - 5/10/2014 10:46:23 AM
Cleverly concocted indeed, Lonnie. I appreciate the unique way that you have chosen to make your points. Love and peace to you,
Cancer Rising (Poetry) - 4/17/2014 5:08:51 AM
Delightful play on words with an informational punch to take away. Kudos.
Cancer Rising (Poetry) - 4/16/2014 12:31:27 AM
There are many unrecognised ways of treating cancer, yet big moneyed Drug companies will not allow their investigations...iatrogenic illness (caused by the drugs that are supposed to be 'curing') kills many, many people world wide every day...this is such big business for these drug Barons...money and profit Rule ... It is appalling!!
Well written piece on a subject that needs to be aired and more fully understood....
Most people 'trust'. Where their health is concerned....Big mistake !
Cancer Rising (Poetry) - 4/15/2014 10:01:23 AM
I'm with Ed. I must commend you for your creativity on a very serious subject that most people like Sandie don't seem to know what's happening. When the Mind goes, so does everything else. Unfortunately, CC doesn't seem to have any mind, and in fact, defies it with backward reasoning that has always held civilization back.
Cancer Rising (Poetry) - 4/15/2014 7:50:46 AM
Clearly this is an allegory about the cancerous effects of runaway capitalism. It might be better understood if it had to do with the cancerous effects of runaway greed. Very clever story.
Cancer Rising (Poetry) - 4/14/2014 9:29:17 PM
I don't understand most of this, but guess you've created this according to medical reports on how cancer is formed...This is just too complicated for my read.
'Good Poets and Bad Poets (Poetry) - 4/13/2014 11:52:43 PM
Very well penned and so true.
Thats poetry form is called anaphora and usually one poet gets across writing a anaphora only once they've gained control over their poetry writing skills.
Do check my poem : Gift Yourself too its an anaphora as well.
Yesterdays Gone (Poetry) - 4/1/2014 6:31:32 AM
poetry is where the soul sings...
that is a powerful and beautiful statement of purpose
while fusing time and immortality.
Yesterdays Gone (Poetry) - 3/31/2014 6:53:33 AM
It is more likely that you'll be remembered for poetry like this rather than becoming immortal any other way.
Yesterdays Gone (Poetry) - 3/31/2014 4:22:22 AM
A wise and intriguing work Lonnie. I enjoy your poetry so much. It's some of the best I've read here or anywhere else.
Yesterdays Gone (Poetry) - 3/31/2014 2:49:35 AM
No one lives forever. I don't wish to live forever anyway. What fun would that be? In exchange for my longevity, I only wish whatever I have written in my lifetime will have its own longevity and be remembered by others down the history.
Past Grievings (Poetry) - 3/28/2014 5:51:53 AM
Excellent adult version of what so often reduces itself to soap opera cliche. Wonderful patient understanding amidst the heart ache and nurturing of a perpetual positive take on life. Well done.
Past Grievings (Poetry) - 3/26/2014 4:09:12 PM
Theres Times You Just Don't Know How Well Off
You Really Are,i.e. Now You Should Turn
Walk Away Do Not Look Back!!
If You Love(d)Someone Let It(Them) Go
And It (They) Come Back
It Was Meant To Be!!
Past Grievings (Poetry) - 3/26/2014 10:38:18 AM
Life lessons are hard. Some never learn how to find real love because their intentions steer them away from it. I sure hope this didn't happen you.
Past Grievings (Poetry) - 3/26/2014 5:49:19 AM
This hits the heart like a fist, Lonnie. So real and achingly beautiful.
Beauty Is (Poetry) - 3/26/2014 5:47:28 AM
Well thought out and penned Lonnie and all too true.
Past Grievings (Poetry) - 3/26/2014 4:32:53 AM
Lovely write, Lonnie...
Past Grievings (Poetry) - 3/25/2014 6:11:57 PM
Sometimes it takes a lot for someone to see us for who we are. I'm glad that you are a supportive friend to her all along. Never change your good quality because you will be rewarded at the end for your kindness. Great poem!
Memories Availing (Poetry) - 3/25/2014 3:31:34 PM
What a beautiful and deep capture of relationship made manifest in life :) Lonnie I have so missed you!
Memories Past (Poetry) - 3/19/2014 8:06:50 PM
Selective memory has its merits
Recalling all its ghostly parrots
Tell despair's grasp to go away
I choose to live my life today
Memories Availing (Poetry) - 3/5/2014 9:16:44 AM
A loving look at life. However I was taken back by the expression "fair loins flailing" because that is what I call "spasms." I have leg spasms quite often and they have nothing to do with wedded bliss, only a pinched spinal cord… Not pleasant at all. ;-)
Memories Availing (Poetry) - 3/5/2014 5:08:15 AM
A fine and sweet night to remember. This is so precious.
Memories Availing (Poetry) - 3/4/2014 8:51:50 PM
You verses takes me to my subconscious mind, this I can feel but not express! it will take some time, Thanks for this. JK
Memories Availing (Poetry) - 3/4/2014 8:26:40 PM
and ...cherish... forever...
Thank you Lonnie for sharing
your meaningful poem.
My Pockets (Poetry) - 2/14/2014 8:10:41 AM
Very creative visualization. I can see you going through your pockets sorting out your memories.
My Pockets (Poetry) - 2/13/2014 11:57:38 AM
That's a lot of terrain in a few pockets! I guess I'll be bumping into Anna in reading this again. Well done.
My Pockets (Poetry) - 2/12/2014 4:10:48 PM
Enjoyed every single word! In fact I'm going to read it a few more times...love it!
Chocolate Box (Poetry) - 2/9/2014 10:32:44 AM
Thoroughly sensual. I never knew chocolate would take you to Holland before. ;-)
Chocolate Box (Poetry) - 2/8/2014 9:25:53 PM
A Hot - Box of chocolates...
Chocolate Box (Poetry) - 2/8/2014 9:47:46 AM
Wow! I will never see a box of chocolates the same way again>
Beauty Is (Poetry) - 1/25/2014 11:50:27 AM
You have described the relentless journey very well. Poignant.
On the other hand, some of the most beautiful people I know have the most open heart and are very content and self-confident which carries them well into old age. I'm thinking of people like Rita Mareno and many others, too numerous to mention.
Beauty Is (Poetry) - 1/25/2014 5:54:06 AM
Beauty yearns for love
but her countenance blocks it arrival...
is a wonderful summary of this powerful poem!
The Taste of Bitter Sweet Failure (Poetry) - 1/22/2014 8:21:05 AM
This one is wonderful and insightful. It is very difficult for a male to write from the female perspective, but I believe you've done it quite well. I especially like the metaphor, "low hanging fruit."
It's interesting, but I have a short story with two perspectives, "he" and "she," on a whole different subject in the works.
The Taste of Bitter Sweet Failure (Poetry) - 1/21/2014 12:34:12 PM
And as two old maxim goes: what we resist persists; we create all our own reality, including our mistakes, and never move one until we learn the inherent lesson in errors.
Memories Past (Poetry) - 1/16/2014 2:54:11 PM
You remind me about how I am trying to focus on the present and not let the past interfere... ...I have not found it to be true that time heals all. Thank you for sharing, Lonnie. Love and peace,
Memories Past (Poetry) - 1/13/2014 10:13:54 AM
As usual, your phrasing is awesome....nicely done, Lonnie!
Memories Past (Poetry) - 1/13/2014 8:53:27 AM
Yes, time dulls the dagger blades of life. Your words are quite uplifting and true.
Memories Past (Poetry) - 1/12/2014 3:33:49 PM
such a beautiful musing Lonnie...yes memory does lie and betray...painting over the bad parts. this was outstanding...have missed reading your wonderfully talented writes...maybe I'm back in the groove...life has a way of taking over sometimes, doesn't it
43 Love Poems For The Recently Cynical-Audio Poems In The Authors Own Voice (Poetry) - 12/28/2013 1:55:30 PM
I listened to some of them and found the sound a bit low, but your voice quite level and strong, unlike mine when I read poetry. I find it rather hard to comment on spoken poetry that goes by so quickly without having to run through it a few times to get the gist of what you are saying.
744 Poems For A Stormy Night (Poetry) - 12/21/2013 5:08:27 AM
Lonnie I love your work, I'll be visiting your page. Happy Holidays My Friend.
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.