Recent Reviews for Joyce Sterling Scarbrough
Symmetry (Book) - 6/9/2010 11:31:09 AM|
Symmetry is one of the most compelling books I've ever read. The plot, the theme, the wording and Joyce's voice are substantiated by her excellent writing and gifted voice. The characters are so real you'll swear they're you nextdoor neighbors or maybe even kin. Jess and Lee's relationship starts out sad and their conflict rages. Sadder still is Jess's devestating desease, Trichotillomania and how she deals with it. To define this story simply as a romance would be a grave mistake. It offers much more. Symmetry is an all around, down to earth, entertaining story. I'm here to tell you, you'd ' be foolish to miss this one. I guarantee it will stimulate your interest to the very end. Oh yes, the ending...when Jess and...well, you'll just have to read the outcome for yourself.
S.K. Hamilton - Author of
The Kahills of Willow Walk
For the Love of Willow Walk
Different Roads (Book) - 1/14/2008 5:32:20 PM
Well now...what a way to begin a friendship!
Different Roads (Book) - 8/27/2007 9:25:34 AM
It's a well done opening. You grabbed my attention immediately and I had to keep on reading. Your style is easy to read and get into. There were just enough descriptions to set the scenes. Your characters are very distinct and I really liked Cole. Two thumbs up.
True Blue Forever (Book) - 1/29/2007 12:56:46 PM
WOW! This is wonderful I haven't read anything like this since . . . since . . . well, ever. It's inspiring and touching.
Different Roads (Book) - 12/26/2006 7:46:49 PM
Wonderful excerpt. I love the tension, the way the heroine knows her own mind and sticks up for her beliefs regardless of the consequences.
Different Roads (Book) - 9/25/2006 2:53:45 PM
Awsome! Awsome! Awsome! I can't wait until your next book!
True Blue Forever (Book) - 5/10/2004 10:00:00 AM
Joyce Scarbrough knows all the emotional buttons to push. Reading her fast-moving tale of four teens working their ways through those difficult years, I laughed and wept. I pulled for the protagonists and railed at the villains. And I was thoroughly entertained. It even has a happy ending.
Of course, the characters are too good to be true. As a father of four who went through their teens at precisely the same time, I found myself comparing Jeanna and Mickey to Skip, Wendy, Jeff and Marty, all of whom are now productive and responsible adults in their 40’s. But back then their language was vile, they all experimented with drugs and took GED tests to get out of high school early, and protested for or against whatever the cause celebre of the day was.
So True Blue Forever is fiction, which is precisely what the author claims it to be. Jeanna and Mickey are more virtuous than real life; Billy Joe funnier; Wade meaner, although through an interesting twist he undergoes a transformation before the story ends.
Read True Blue Forever for pleasure. I would rate it suitable for anybody over the age of 12, considering the times we live in.
True Blue Forever (Book) - 2/8/2004 11:00:47 PM
Mrs. Scarbrough has a wonderful story-telling skill that is evident from the first page of this delightful little gem, True Blue Forever. The characters are three-dimensional, completely believable...and I know I will miss them once the book is complete.
Mrs. Scarbrough has a wonderful grasp on the structure of dialogue between her characters...and one forgets, while reading...that he is, in fact, reading...one of the great true tests of a good writer...and the character development is as good as I've seen from any author...even the most well known in our pop culture.
The many emotional and psychological layers explored in the lives of her characters and in the relationships they share add so much depth to this story...and render every relationship in this book full of life and color. Wade is reprehensible...we know that...but Wade has a history with Jeana...one that transcends a flippant tossing him off as a thug or a jerk...we care about Wade...even in his imperfection. And Mrs. Scarborough's natural ability to weave such a spectacular and multi-layered story is to blame. It's her fault. :)
Great novel, Mrs. Scarbrough, and I imagine you will have much success with your writing.
"Wesley Harris and the Rotten Patterson Kids"
True Blue Forever (Book) - 10/10/2003 10:12:17 AM
Tired of bills, traffic, telemarketers, and--my biggest pet peeve--those dad-blasted blister packs that require The Jaws of Life for opening and always end up sticking me under a fingernail? Well, forget about it all for a few hours and read True Blue Forever. You'll find yourself in a world of first loves and first kisses, surrounded by blue-eyed hunks, cool muscle cars, moonlit nights on Gulf Coast beaches, and so much 70's music and culture it'll have you sporting a 'fro and searching for that Heatwave 8-track so you can listen to "Always and Forever" while you read.
Whether you're in high school now or it's a distant memory, and regardless of whether you loved it or hated it, you'll love meeting Jeana, Mickey, Wade, and Billy Joe: four atypical teens who will each win your heart in their own way. They deal with plenty of teenage angst, just none of the banalities featured in so many books--like the dreaded zit on picture day and having two dates for the prom. These are teens who make mistakes and are subject to raging hormones like everyone else, but they're smart enough to look at the big picture and take responsibility for the choices they make. You'll laugh and cry with them, seethe and long to soothe them, and when you get to the end of the book, you'll want to go back and read it again so you can visit with them a little longer.
True Blue Forever is more than just a novel: It's an introduction for readers to four new lifelong friends.
True Blue Forever (Book) - 9/30/2003 12:06:59 AM
True Blue Forever is the tale of Jeana and the three men who loved her. Billy Joe the fun loving prankster, Wade the man we each have probably loved for looking so perfect, and Mickey the one beautiful inside and out. A beautifully woven story that will capture your heart, mind, and soul and even have you laughing out loud! The plot is thick with true to life characters that I found myself cheering for. I laughed at times, cried at others, and ultimately cheered throughout the entire book, it will effect you that deeply! The characters are truly unforgettable and written with such intensity that you will feel like you’ve meet them and in fact they will feel like your very best friends. True Blue Forever is a must read for anyone who carries love in their heart. This novel is a winner from beginning to end and won’t let you down with its happy yet surprisingly original ending that will leave you with a warm feeling in your heart and a smile that will make you unable to put it down! Joyce Scarbrough is sure to go far with her endlessly romantic story of true love one that is True Blue Forever.
True Blue Forever (Book) - 8/28/2003 9:57:32 AM
True Blue Forever is an excellent read. The characters transport you back in time to your own High School days. The fast moving pace keeps you riveted as you turn each page. Your soul is touched by each one of the four High School characters leaving you rooting for each. The author makes the story of young love poignant and believable while conveying each characters nuance. Joyce Sterling Scarbrough is truly a gifted writer and I can’t wait to read her next novel.
ME Taylor author of “May’s Rainbow”
True Blue Forever (Book) - 8/26/2003 5:20:42 PM
Emotionally charged nostalgia that touches the heart. With characters that come alive through their everyday prejudice, friendship, love and hate, "True Blue Forever" is a delightful read. The author does a professional job of bringing out the vanity and ego in the various characters making them completely believable. Definitely not your average Romance novel, puppy love is not just for children. As the title implies, love can be a lasting and beautiful thing.
True Blue Forever (Book) - 6/26/2003 10:17:14 AM
Ms. Scarbrough has written a book that will capture your heart as well as your interest.
Characters are interesting, thoughtfully drawn and easy to like.
Dialogue is extremely well written, the plot flows smoothly, editing is well done and there are no loose ends.
The story line, intriguing at the very first and even more intriguing as it goes along makes the book hard to put down for either gender.
Of special note are the well paced last chapters which are quite stunning and not at all what I expected.
Sometimes, a coming of age book like this one is perceived by many as a book that follows a rather standard plot, but you’ll find this book to be considerably different.
Ms. Scarbrough - at least it seems to me - knows of what she speaks.
I am looking forward to her next book.
True Blue Forever (Book) - 6/18/2003 6:07:08 PM
The love that is between Jeana and Mickey just melts my heart. We women dream about that kind of dedication from our spouse. I cried so near the end and had to stop to let my eyes clear up before continuing. My
husband waited patiently for me to finish the book before I cooked him dinner for
It was neat to be able to picture the characters at each of the places in
Mobile County. Thanks for bringing this close to home. There are many lessons in this book - I hope many teenagers see themselves in your writings.
Congratulations on your first printed book! Good job!
True Blue Forever (Book) - 6/4/2003 2:38:34 AM
True Blue Forever juggles the personalities and lives of four unique individuals growing up together (and sometimes apart) in the 70's. As I read, I was taken on a journey back to my own childhood as I grew up again with Jeana's challenges and decisions. A fast, smooth read.
True Blue Forever (Book) - 5/25/2003 8:00:55 PM
From the prologue and the blurb, I was uncertain about the book being one I'd enjoy. However, I tried out the first chapter preview, and found it to be a very good read...will have to try and pick up a copy...
True Blue Forever (Book) - 5/19/2003 8:40:28 AM
As I read the first chapter, I was wisked back to those high school days of fun and excitement! I can't wait to read the entire book! Excellent work Joyce!
True Blue Forever (Book) - 5/15/2003 6:49:05 AM
I think chapter one is great! It is so vividly wirtten. As I read it I felt like I was back in the halls of Vigor and reliving Mrs. Gates and Mrs. Barnes English classes. Keep the good work up Joyce!
True Blue Forever (Book) - 5/12/2003 11:24:07 AM
I am so proud of Joyce..we grew up in this time period around each other and I always knew that she would reach her goals one day...BRAVO Joyce, BRAVO!!!!
True Blue Forever (Book) - 4/27/2003 8:38:24 PM
Superbly imagined...poetically written...it'll bring back those memories of school life indefinitely. Way to go Joyce, way to go!
Author of Twisted Oak: Eyes of Discernment
True Blue Forever (Book) - 4/18/2003 3:43:30 PM
Good storyline and dialogue. I loved it. Very well put together story and leaves the reader wanting more. Takes the reader back to the teen years with wonderful imagery.
True Blue Forever (Book) - 4/10/2003 4:21:43 PM
What a wonderful book, it made you laugh, cry. Once you start reading it you can't put it down. Great work Ms Scarbrough!!
True Blue Forever (Book) - 4/9/2003 7:23:45 PM
True Blue Forever is a powerful story of adolescent love that is compelling and heart-breaking at times. This novel is well-written and so believeable, you never want the story to end. If you enjoy five star novels that grab you from the beginning and fail to let go of you long after the book has ended, then True Blue Forever is a must read. Bravo, Joyce!
True Blue Forever (Book) - 4/8/2003 12:58:58 PM
Wow! This looks like an emotional, satisfying read that's bound to bring back memories... even for a man like me. Its definately on my list of books to buy.
True Blue Forever (Book) - 4/2/2003 2:18:01 PM
The sweetness and innocence of the excerpt pulls you in but doesn't overpower. You can tell that things will get serious, but that somehow the sweetness will remain...Can't wait to read all of True Blue Forever!
Hope Chest (Short Story) - 12/11/2013 7:56:47 AM
As I read this, you made me wonder if you were a grade school teacher from the interplay involved, and the line, "a broken cookie on a party tray," caught my eye as the sign of a great writer. Your story, while not as pleasant an ending, reminds me of my story, The Present. Upon hearing from a longtime friend, I revised that story at the end to include the librarian that made all the difference when I published The Present in my book of short stories.
Very well written and enjoyable to read.
Hope Chest (Short Story) - 12/10/2013 11:34:56 AM
i enjoyed this story a lot
Journey of a Thousand Miles (Short Story) - 12/9/2009 3:30:56 PM
Beautiful and heart rending story, Joyce. Happy holidays to you.
Different Roads-Chap. 2 (Short Story) - 6/25/2003 6:23:40 AM
I'm hooked! Joyce's writing technique is sweet and innocent yet Jaycee is so headstrong and sassy - what a gal - I couldn't help but cheer for her at the end of the chapter!
Way to go - Joyce!
My Greatest Influence (Article) - 6/16/2012 6:35:30 PM
Wow! What a wonderful tribute. Made me really miss my Grandfather. Sounds like they were cut from the same cloth. Thanks for sharing that.
The Masked Grammarian (Article) - 6/29/2011 10:46:42 AM
I enjoyed the reed...
Jerry Aragon/The Humor Doctor
The Masked Grammarian (Article) - 6/1/2009 11:11:24 AM
I always like your writing and especially your sense of humor. I love The Masked Grammarian and the good she is doing in the world. If a few heads have to roll, we need to keep in mind just how many heads there are and how few of them are being used for any worthwhile purpose.
The Masked Grammarian (Article) - 6/1/2009 8:50:55 AM
Loved this! Perhaps I should request a visit from said Masked Grammarian. Or would that be maybe I should FEAR a visit from her? In either case, this little fantasy was a fun read.
Well done, Joyce.
My Greatest Influence (Article) - 2/15/2008 3:51:40 PM
He left you with many happy memories Joyce. How fortunate we were to have the fathers we did...Bo
The Masked Grammarian (Article) - 1/15/2008 4:41:42 PM
You are my hero. I spent 32 years in a classroom doing this very work. And my son is now the Grammar Warrior in his insurance office. Woe to the adjuster who misspells "it's/its"--I've had it with bad gramamr and redundant expressions on the news too! Well said, Joyce. Eileen
My Greatest Influence (Article) - 3/16/2007 3:55:05 PM
My dad never raised me, but my grandfather was like your dad--thank God for grandfathers. Henry
Prospective pilot (Article) - 2/8/2005 8:00:52 PM
Oh, Joyce, that is a delightful little introduction to your children!
I have five children between 11 and 20, four of them are gifted, so I can relate to the tales you are telling. :)
The Masked Grammarian (Article) - 8/15/2004 3:35:19 PM
enjoyed the read
The Masked Grammarian (Article) - 8/15/2004 3:21:46 PM
An adorable and humorous write that drew me right in to the end! If I could rate you on this one you'd get a 10+ for the best promotional article I've read yet! I am going to sit back and take lessons from you! EXCELLENT
A Bowling Story (Article) - 4/11/2004 2:48:05 PM
The 110 could be an influential factor,Mom, that bears looking closer into. :-) As a bowler myself (candlepin, though) I enjoyed your story. Too many young uns' out there have never experienced the true joy of bowling and it's great that your son has a true appreciation for the game. On my women's team, I am the youngest, at 41 and the oldest is Ruth at 81 (that lady has some power behind her ball). Here's hoping you and your son continue to enjoy this wonderful sport until you can no longer pick up a ball.
A Bowling Story (Article) - 4/5/2004 10:41:34 AM
as one who loves to bowl, i really got a kick out of this story! thanks for sharing; enjoyed~
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
My Little Sister (Article) - 1/28/2004 10:03:21 AM
God has truly blessed you and your family.
My Little Sister (Article) - 1/26/2004 11:15:43 AM
Beautiful and haertfelt tribute to Michaele'; you are indeed blessed to have her as a sister! She sounds like a very wonderful and compassionate person!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)
(((HUGS))) to Michaele' too, from me in Texas! :)
Spoons, Holding Feet, and Moniscuity (Article) - 1/22/2004 6:41:52 AM
How do I review something that reminds me so much of myself and the relationship I have with my husband! We have been married almost 36 years now and we still love to sit next to each other. Touching has never went out of our relationship. I have to give this a ***** rating because it's beautiful and because you aren't afraid to tell the world about it! Keep up the wonderful work.
I Remember You (Poetry) - 3/13/2013 6:40:42 AM
I lost my faith in organized religion so many years ago. One, because they mostly want money. Secondly, how can someone tell me from the pulpit that what they spout is the truth. It is only their opinion.
I have my own opinions and they are mine alone. I remain very spiritual to this day, but I only do church for weddings and funerals.
For Mickey (Poetry) - 9/4/2012 3:28:15 AM
Lucky guy-good poetry
My Love in Metaphor (Poetry) - 9/4/2012 3:27:15 AM
To Sleep, Perchance... (Poetry) - 9/4/2012 3:26:04 AM
wow you made me believe--lucky guy whoever is the object of your desires---well done
If You Should Fall (Poetry) - 1/17/2012 5:43:55 AM
Joyce, This is so true and very well-penned! Blessings...Frances
To Sleep, Perchance... (Poetry) - 5/9/2011 4:48:56 AM
Beautifully penned, so real.
To Sleep, Perchance... (Poetry) - 5/4/2011 3:46:37 PM
To Sleep, Perchance... (Poetry) - 5/4/2011 6:32:36 AM
Much more than 'nice'..heres a few words I found.."fantastic..Brilliant..Calming..Relaxing..Perfect..Talented..Awesome!!! Hope it's enough..if you need any more let me know,,lol
To Sleep, Perchance... (Poetry) - 5/4/2011 4:45:55 AM
The Big Lie (Poetry) - 3/30/2011 12:48:21 PM
Love the image created by "plastic friends with extended hands!"
My Love in Metaphor (Poetry) - 3/14/2011 12:14:16 PM
Love can be expressed in so many, many ways. thanks for the metaphor!
Tony/Tony (Poetry) - 3/14/2011 12:12:42 PM
Seems we all have two sides. In my case, I think one side is flat, the other is triangular.
Someday (Poetry) - 3/14/2011 12:11:22 PM
I hope your Someday comes soon enough to enjoy!
Someday (Poetry) - 1/5/2010 5:46:51 AM
Delightful work, Joyce
Someday (Poetry) - 11/28/2009 3:47:19 PM
This poem was just beautiful! I had tears in my eyes, while reading it. I could relate to it, but I thought of our daughter and her husband of two years, and I sent it to her telling her that this was her soul mate---now her husband.
If You Should Fall (Poetry) - 6/29/2009 9:31:25 AM
My sentiments exactly! Very nice lyrical flow to this poem. Loved it!
If You Should Fall (Poetry) - 6/27/2009 5:13:15 AM
Great emotion. And how very true. Thank you for this one, too.
The Big Lie (Poetry) - 6/27/2009 5:11:38 AM
Very nice. Can't wait to reaad the book, True Blue Forever. You're poems are coaxing me to go back to my old ones and to write some new ones.
Someday (Poetry) - 6/27/2009 5:08:18 AM
More shivers. And some tears. I loved this. It's full of emotion.
I Remember You (Poetry) - 6/27/2009 5:05:12 AM
Joyce, this beautiful poem gave me shivers. I have a childhood friend like this so it hit home. Very beautifully said.
Baby Girls (Poetry) - 6/1/2009 1:53:04 PM
Amen. Very well done Joyce. I love lyrical poetry, and yours is wonderful.
Someday (Poetry) - 6/1/2009 1:52:22 PM
Beautiful lyrical flow to this poem. I really enjoyed it.
If You Should Fall (Poetry) - 11/15/2008 5:01:26 PM
You have "God Gifted" talent!
I Remember You (Poetry) - 11/15/2008 4:58:57 PM
A poem with a heartfilled message.
Jesus is with us all the way.
Baby Girls (Poetry) - 9/27/2008 10:30:21 AM
Hi Joyce,I read your poem,"Baby Girls". I found it delightful. My wife and I only had boys. I do and did love them but as cute as they were,I always regretted not fathering a daughter also. Thank goodnees I now have two grand-daughters. Great imagery. Iespecially loved the line,"powder-scented hugs". Well done. Please feel free to visit my site here in the "Den"
Someday (Poetry) - 7/8/2008 10:16:00 AM
A yearning of Love once again!
BEAUTIFULLY said and expressively felt Joyce!
Your writing style is a stunning beauty!
I enjoyed reading the depths of your heart, Love has so much to offer it! I still know these feelings gratefully and appreciately, you just reminded me once again! Thank YOU Lady J!
Warm hugs and Blessings, Warrior Purple Passion Lady Sheexooo
If You Should Fall (Poetry) - 5/26/2008 8:30:12 PM
Wow, glad I got to read this. Crying over what to do be happy with moving to smaller place, or stay here and be happy too. I am definitely moving to a smaller place, but cannot seem to see me leaving this place either. Too many memories of hubby here. I guess things will work out. I cannot fall as you say Get up if you shall fall. Comforting piece of writing especially tonight.
Someday (Poetry) - 5/26/2008 8:27:04 PM
Written so well and securely put together and sounds as if you have faith, hope, charity, love all abounding within you. Such a nice person you must be so forgiving too. Enjoyable ENJOYABLE
Someday (Poetry) - 4/21/2008 3:38:03 PM
A well written piece of love, desire, and hope...wishing you well...
Someday (Poetry) - 3/31/2008 2:39:52 AM
A lovely write expressing lots of hope for "Someday".
I Remember You (Poetry) - 2/2/2008 3:12:51 PM
OMG, I wrote of Jesus/ and Of Mary today as well!
This brought tears nonstop to me
your lines so poignant and true
I felt the love return
actually it was only hidden all along!
My dear I'm glad I gravitated to your corner of this den! I will be back again!
Amen! To these wonderful blessings!
Warmed in the Spirit, Warrior Purple Lady Sweet Sheooxoo
Baby Girls (Poetry) - 2/2/2008 3:02:16 PM
This poem is truly amazing!
Simple *not words like I make some
and so beautifully said and felt!
The Innocense of a child!
Heaven scent for us to love
Warmest Blessings and Hugs, Warrior Purple Lady Sweet Sheoooxoo'
I started Tracking/Following YOUR Heart and Soul, I can tell you have more...
and CONGRATULATIONS to mommy and daddy/etc. Over the horizon she will come bringing tidings for everyone!
On the Wings of Anthony (Poetry) - 2/2/2008 2:58:38 PM
Ahhhhhh, the exquisite expressions I can feel deeply!
Warmest Blessings, LOVE, Inner Light and Hugs, Warrior Purple Lady Sweet Sheoxooo
P.s. Joyce - Love your easy flowwww and hearts style!
Baby Girls (Poetry) - 1/7/2008 7:35:02 AM
I loved this so much. So poignant and personal. I think I said awww after every line! Bravo!
I Remember You (Poetry) - 11/7/2007 6:16:41 PM
I love it! What a great tribute to all who have wandered away only to return to our first love...Jesus!
Baby Girls (Poetry) - 11/5/2007 11:21:45 PM
Such a loving write! Babies are just wonderful and will change life forever for the better. One of the greatest joys.....
Baby Girls (Poetry) - 11/5/2007 1:57:07 PM
Sweet write! Very well penned; brava! :)
Baby Girls (Poetry) - 11/5/2007 12:42:37 PM
I just spent the afternoon with my 2 week grand baby girl,, and you described them to a T , a bit of heaven no doubt.
I Remember You (Poetry) - 5/15/2007 3:05:01 AM
A beautiful and very touching write my friend, a wonderful homecoming I am sure was felt in Heaven as you made your way back! Very inspiring! Enjoyed!
I Remember You (Poetry) - 5/14/2007 11:39:28 PM
A wonderful, spiritual write. Leaving, going full circle, only to return once more.
I Remember You (Poetry) - 5/14/2007 3:55:53 PM
Joyce, this is what I call beautiful and rewarding to a soul...I loved every line. Thanks for sharing such a heart rendering writing...I feel blessed.
I Remember You (Poetry) - 5/14/2007 2:59:31 PM
Powerful poem and dedication. Well done!
Someday (Poetry) - 3/2/2007 1:42:41 PM
My Love in Metaphor (Poetry) - 9/23/2006 8:41:30 PM
Beautiful poem...powerful words that touch the heart...great work.
The Big Lie (Poetry) - 9/23/2006 8:40:22 PM
What a great work...speaks to the soul.
Farewell to Seventeen (Poetry) - 9/4/2006 4:09:36 PM
Reading "Farewell to seventeen" resurrected memories and feelings that I had buried many years ago. I hadn't thought of those years or rather hadn't allowed myself to think about those memories for a long time. A poem well written.
Farewell to Seventeen (Poetry) - 8/4/2006 8:31:06 AM
Someday (Poetry) - 6/26/2006 2:50:28 PM
I would like to explore your every fantasy. It is a pleasure reading your poetry. Please visit me.
If You Should Fall (Poetry) - 4/28/2006 5:24:01 AM
Your motivational works brimmed with encouragement had made my day!
If You Should Fall (Poetry) - 1/31/2006 8:34:15 PM
I really appreciate this one. It is a comfort to me, and word of motivation to me, to not give up on my dreams, though I've sought long and hard for them, so I will do just that. Not give up. Leslie
Stars (Poetry) - 1/31/2006 8:31:55 PM
Astar shines out forever. Even the light from it continues into the night forever, as love endureth also.Good one. Leslie
Someday (Poetry) - 8/28/2004 6:55:03 AM
Beautiful and rhythmical. Thank you.
Someday (Poetry) - 7/16/2004 8:46:44 PM
This poem is beautiful. It reminds me of the deep, passionate love that I have with my husband of 15 yrs.
Farewell to Seventeen (Poetry) - 5/14/2004 3:33:32 AM
Poignant and touching. Well done.
Someday (Poetry) - 5/14/2004 3:30:28 AM
Flows perfectly and captures the essence of true love. Beautifully done.
Someday (Poetry) - 11/3/2003 9:01:58 PM
Your poem lingers on the back parts of my mind, like an almost forgotten (or barely remembered) whisper from a summer of long ago. Your poems have a way of doing that to me Toyce.
Someday (Poetry) - 11/2/2003 6:52:05 PM
I love it, thanks!
Someday (Poetry) - 11/2/2003 3:44:13 PM
Great poem; poignant and romantic.
Someday (Poetry) - 10/23/2003 5:09:57 PM
Someday (Poetry) - 10/23/2003 11:20:20 AM
Farewell to Seventeen (Poetry) - 8/31/2003 6:01:54 PM
So open and wonderful! All about the choices in life. We all make them and you have written about them with an opneness that is very hard for most of us! Great job.
If You Should Fall (Poetry) - 8/30/2003 2:45:36 PM
A very inspirational piece of work. Encouragement like this is always a pleasure to read.
If You Should Fall (Poetry) - 8/28/2003 4:10:18 PM
Wow! This one is getting printed and posted on my bulletin board. Simple, poignant and it should be turned into a country song! Joyce is such an eloquant author. Thanks.
If You Should Fall (Poetry) - 8/28/2003 2:39:57 PM
Very full of wisdom and inspiration.
If You Should Fall (Poetry) - 8/28/2003 1:18:54 PM
Very stable write. One to memorize and remember to quote when things get tough. Thank you for sharing. ~SH~
If You Should Fall (Poetry) - 8/28/2003 10:26:42 AM
Joyce, I agree with your poem's great, well written message!
If You Should Fall (Poetry) - 8/28/2003 10:07:33 AM
Wow, God is really speaking to me these days! He wanted me to hear this through you, I think. This is excellent! Very moving! I'm getting up! Great job! What is the book about?
- J -
Tony/Tony (Poetry) - 7/2/2003 5:09:22 PM
Someone pass the tissues... Beautifully expressed and what love is truly all about.
My Love in Metaphor (Poetry) - 4/11/2003 2:11:55 PM
Whoa, Joyce! I wasn't expecting that. Few people use metaphor so well. It immediately brought to mind some of the metaphysical poetry of John Donne. Be proud... Be always so GOOD.
On the Wings of Anthony (Poetry) - 3/20/2003 5:22:17 AM
I feel the LOVE>>>>>>
My Love in Metaphor (Poetry) - 3/20/2003 5:21:37 AM
WOW! Powerfully evocative and yet innocent in its metaphorical nature/lovemaking enfolding...
Tony/Tony (Poetry) - 3/20/2003 5:20:08 AM
The age old... "girls trying to change guys" dilemma is captured so beautifully in this poem....accepting all sides...unconditionally...love it!
Tony/Tony (Poetry) - 3/15/2003 8:13:55 AM
-and the title is perfect in it's duality.
Tony/Tony (Poetry) - 3/15/2003 7:35:29 AM
This is sweet, and true love as well as friendship.
Tony/Tony (Poetry) - 3/15/2003 6:16:42 AM
This is love when we accept both sides of the one our love is meant for. Excellent write.