Recent Reviews for Melissa R Mendelson
Haven of Dreamers (Short Story) - 6/17/2013 1:06:48 PM|
Thank you both, and yeah, I probably did mean "awakened." I'll have to fix that. :)
Haven of Dreamers (Short Story) - 6/17/2013 3:04:40 AM
wonderful thoughts here on the paper of the write
Haven of Dreamers (Short Story) - 6/15/2013 5:53:06 PM
I had awaken their spirit
You meant (I think) to write: "I had awakened" their spirit.
You drew me into your sharing, Melissa. Thank you. Love and peace to you,
A Realization Made Young (Short Story) - 2/25/2013 4:08:29 PM
a fine story
Single, Blue Tear (Short Story) - 2/24/2013 10:22:22 AM
Gripping... ...and I love the ending which, for me, spells "hope." Love and peace and best wishes to you, Melissa,
A Realization Made Young (Short Story) - 2/24/2013 10:20:12 AM
An interesting self-examination of one's psyche. Your story got me thinking. Thank you, Melissa. Love and best wishes,
One Minute to New Year (Short Story) - 2/24/2013 5:03:16 AM
this is the final day before the new year of your life
MisMatched (Short Story) - 2/23/2013 4:20:27 PM
Thank you both for always reading my work and for your beautiful comments.
One Minute to New Year (Short Story) - 2/23/2013 4:19:18 PM
Thank you, Regis, and you do know me. :)
One Minute to New Year (Short Story) - 2/23/2013 3:50:54 PM
Melissa. My words will not do justice to how you write and express yourself via your words. With honest respect, I am grateful to know you (at least a little I hope) through your words. Love and best wishes,
MisMatched (Short Story) - 2/23/2013 3:26:40 PM
To me, this is such an powerfully engaging sharing, Melissa. It makes me wonder about how would it be if it were me going through this? I find this very compelling and awakening. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,
Single, Blue Tear (Short Story) - 2/21/2013 3:40:04 AM
sad very sad
MisMatched (Short Story) - 2/3/2013 4:29:15 AM
quite interesting indeed
Waiting to Die (Short Story) - 11/12/2012 9:47:48 AM
Truly a compelling sharing, Melissa; thought-inciting. Thank you. Love and best wishes,
Waiting to Die (Short Story) - 10/18/2012 7:44:26 PM
Hmm.. without regret.. like it.
Reading About A Man Needing A New Heart (Short Story) - 6/5/2012 1:12:50 PM
Thank you, both. :)
Fire's Amber (Article) - 6/14/2013 1:30:57 PM
Thank you, Regis. :)
Chaste (Article) - 6/14/2013 1:30:08 PM
Hi, Regis. I never delete my comments, so I don't know. But I always love reading your reviews and kind words. Thank you for that.
Chaste (Article) - 6/13/2013 6:09:41 PM
I am quite sure I left my thoughts on this before. Thought-inciting for sure, Melissa. If you deleted my earlier comments, I would like to know why. I would never disrespect in any way but sometimes, words can be misinterpreted. Love and best wishes to you,
Fire's Amber (Article) - 6/13/2013 6:07:12 PM
When you figure that out, please let me know, Melissa. Thank you for sharing you thoughts which elicit thinking. Love and best wishes to you,
Ringing In A Jewish New Year (Article) - 10/17/2011 3:26:59 PM
Thank you, Susan, and I hope you have a great Thanksgiving. :)
Something for both of us to write about. :)
Ringing In A Jewish New Year (Article) - 10/16/2011 7:44:41 PM
All the makings of a good TV series with the emotions and interactions. Imperfect, but very real. Holidays are a real mix. Can't wait to hear your Thanksgiving.
Being Your Friend (Article) - 9/29/2011 2:01:25 PM
Quite a heartfelt cry of the soul.
Though some of us have many friendly acquaintances, most of us only have a few real friends.
I think of this line of Doc Holliday about Wyat Earp in Tombstone: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRVhtVCfzo8&feature=related
Being Your Friend (Article) - 9/27/2011 1:43:31 PM
I guess we do wind up alone at some point in time, but instead of disappearing away, we could do what we do, which is to write everything and anything. Great word, btw. Shan't.
I try not to think of death. God knows, I've had a few brushes there, but now I focus on life. I think that when I do leave here, I want to leave something behind, tell people that I was here.
Try not to give in to your fear. Just make the best of your time and write. Write everything and anything, and I'll say a prayer for you.
Being Your Friend (Article) - 9/27/2011 1:04:48 PM
I'm alone. Basically. I worked diligently over these some fifty-odd years to get to this point in my life. I didn't set out to find myself alone in my old age, but here I am. I won't go into my childhood, although that plays a big part in who, and why I am. I have been disowned by my family for simply telling the truth in my memoir. I shan't(love that word) go into that either.
Well! What am I going to go into? Nothing except to tell you that most of us are alone because we choose to be through our actions, or non-actions, or misfortune. Being alone isn't too bad. My wife (third wife) passed away two years ago last February 9. I was alone even before she left me for wherever she went. So, I fill my time writing about my aloneness -- to a point -- through my poetry. And not so much that anymore, I mean how much can you write about it? I write my novels. I am old enough to die, and I think about that from time to time. My great fear is having some kind of seizure or heart attack or stroke and lay here for however many days it will take them to find me, paralyzed and unable to move or call out.My little mutt, Zoe, might raise the alarm after a few days. Don't know.
Life Gets Better (Article) - 7/14/2011 3:46:07 PM
We do survive the worst of times, but it forever changes us. But with time, we age with wisdom, looking back on all those regrets, all those hardships, wishing to go back and not do it all over again. But all we can do is move forward and write the stories in our heart.
Thank you, both for reading this. :)
Life Gets Better (Article) - 7/9/2011 2:46:15 PM
Growing up is the pips, isn't it. My childhood wasn't very good, and in a lot of respects, it was very bad. We survive them, most of us, without becoming raving lunatics. I enjoyed reading this, because I always admire someone writing from the truth.
Life Gets Better (Article) - 7/9/2011 2:38:23 PM
ISN'T IT AMAZING HOW, AS WE GROW OLDER AND WISER, OUR 'COPING SKILLS' IMPROVE IMMEASURABLY AND...LIFE GETS BETTER. THANKS FOR SHARING, MELISSA. THIS WAS A GOOD READ AND ENJOYED. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Remembering Lost Childhood (Article) - 7/9/2011 12:57:44 PM
My past will always be the ghost riding in the backseat of my mind, but instead of silence, I've decided to write the stories that maybe should not be known.
Thank you, Regis. I think we all travel the same road, living different experiences.
Thank you, Joyce! There was a time, where I wouldn't dare disturb my past, but my past disturbs me. And I'm tired of remembering what I cannot change, so why not write about it? And I thank God for giving me the strength to survive because without faith, I know that I would not be here today.
I hate hospitals, Jerry, but if you need to, you should go. This way, you get better and move on to something good. Despite my past relationship with my parents, I still loved them, and I love them still, despite their flaws. I know your children love you, and that book would give them the chance to know their father, your life.
Writing this does help, but my past will always haunt me. I am who I am today because of all I had lived through, and I would like to know why with some memories. But I now look toward the future in hopes of finding and living a better life.
Take care. :)
Remembering Lost Childhood (Article) - 7/7/2011 7:06:18 PM
This is so deeply moving and meaningful; it awakens such strong emotions in me as I read. I think many will relate in some manner at least to what you have shared through this so well-written piece, Melissa. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,
Remembering Lost Childhood (Article) - 7/7/2011 6:10:15 PM
THIS IS A GREAT SHARING AND YOU'RE BRAVE...I WOULDN'T TOUCH MINE WITH A TEN FOOT POLE...ANYMORE. YES...I USED TO BUT I JUST WON'T GO THERE AGAIN. I'M VERY GLAD THAT GOD BROUGHT ME THROUGH IT ALL AND EVERYTHING I EXPERIENCED SERVED AS A 'CHISLER', MOLDING ME INTO THE PERSON I AM TODAY. I AM A CHILD OF THE KING OF KINGS! AND I THANK GOD FOR HIS LOVE. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Remembering Lost Childhood (Article) - 7/7/2011 2:16:47 PM
Wasn't going to read this because I have been in pretty bad shape since yesterday. Back problems and I'm fighting going to ER.
I wasn't going to read it, but I'm grateful that I did. Wonderful prose. Exquisite at times. Childhoods. Mine wasn't good. Forty some odd years later I wrote a book for my children who needed some answers as to why I left them twisting in the wind. I called the book, "Misdemeanors & Felonies: A Memoir."
Your style is so much more mellow than mine. I crash-boom-bah all over the place. We might say the same things, but we take different roads to get there.
I hope writing such as this helps you. I can feel that the past still bothers you, as mine does mine. Mine always will because on one question that was never answered
Memorable Heroes (Article) - 5/10/2011 7:12:33 PM
Such a meaningful write, Melissa. I particularly relate to #4 as I am an educator. Thank you for sharing your insightful sentiments. Love and best wishes to you,
Against Future (Article) - 5/5/2011 6:20:22 PM
Thank you both for reading this article. Teaching is a passion, and whether they are devoted or not, they still change the lives of their students. And their students need them, and so do we.
Remembering The Waves of Last Year (Poetry) - 8/15/2013 8:35:34 AM
Great imagery! I very much enjoyed reading it.
Remembering The Waves of Last Year (Poetry) - 7/8/2013 10:29:48 AM
Thank you, everyone. :)
Remembering The Waves of Last Year (Poetry) - 7/8/2013 5:52:35 AM
In time, the waves of depression will come less frequently and with less intensity. The more you write about it, the sooner the waters will be calm.
Remembering The Waves of Last Year (Poetry) - 7/8/2013 5:07:50 AM
Such vivid imagery and powerful verses, Melissa. Excellent write!
Remembering The Waves of Last Year (Poetry) - 7/7/2013 5:36:16 PM
You "sound" so much like me, it makes me dizzy. I can really "feel" what you are sharing through your verses, Melissa. What can I say? It's life? That's not a consolation. Love and best wishes to you,
After The Storm (Poetry) - 6/17/2013 1:30:59 PM
Wow! Storms sometimes feel like hell. But storms also help us to be who we are. Your word are powerful!
After The Storm (Poetry) - 6/17/2013 1:05:42 PM
We should never have to say we're sorry, but we do. And no, nobody can make that promise to not unleash another storm again, but maybe, that's just part of being human.
After The Storm (Poetry) - 6/17/2013 2:36:46 AM
can any make that promise
After The Storm (Poetry) - 6/15/2013 10:36:41 AM
We should never have to say that we are sorry we caused a storm. But then, there would be no melodramas to be carried out and life would be quite boring.
Neon Light (Poetry) - 6/11/2013 1:23:03 PM
Thank you, everyone. It is sad that freedom isn't free, but we're still fighting, still dreaming of being free.
Neon Light (Poetry) - 6/11/2013 5:57:11 AM
You're right, it takes a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get freedom right.
Neon Light (Poetry) - 6/10/2013 9:42:21 PM
Wonderfully written, thank you for sharing.
Neon Light (Poetry) - 6/10/2013 8:57:15 PM
Many have fought on the road to freedom. Many didn't make it home.
Neon Light (Poetry) - 6/10/2013 4:31:00 PM
Also, there is no freedom in this world; not really. It is sad that your theme is universal and timeless. I appreciate your thoughts, I think they come from a good heart. Thank you for sharing, Melissa. Love and best wishes to you,
Neon Light (Poetry) - 6/10/2013 3:26:48 PM
it is not free and many pay the cost
I'm Talking to You (Poetry) - 3/17/2013 2:38:27 PM
Thank you all for your wonderful comments. This poem is actually based off two incidents. One was in a retail store, and the other was in a restaurant. Both women said the same exact thing, "Hey, I'm talking to you." It must be contagious.
I'm Talking to You (Poetry) - 3/17/2013 7:26:31 AM
Some people don't know how to stop talking, repeating what they're saying over and over as if trying to get it across. The result is usually the opposite, they are no longer heard. I hope this didn't happen to you.
I'm Talking to You (Poetry) - 3/16/2013 1:36:45 PM
yes there are those that feel this way
I'm Talking to You (Poetry) - 3/16/2013 10:03:07 AM
nice provacative...i'm feeling as tho this person is challenging depression...getting stronger enabled to deny its power...don't know b
I'm Talking to You (Poetry) - 3/16/2013 8:33:55 AM
Compelling and enigmatic to me; I think she is talking with herself. Nicely done, Melissa. Love and best wishes,
Kissing The Darkness (Poetry) - 12/29/2012 4:14:44 PM
It is true that music is often mystically magical if one's mind is open and allows it to do its healing. Thank you for sharing this gift, Melissa. Love, peace, and best wishes to you,
Into White (Poetry) - 12/29/2012 4:13:08 PM
Sad, so sad and true; a timeless and universal theme in this life/world. Thank you, Melissa. Love and best wishes to you,
Hallway of a Broken World (Poetry) - 12/25/2012 10:39:23 AM
It begins it. I have been here before, as I could tell.
For finding: that myself I have reborn
But not seen, is forever to persist
To gather around the seasons of space with the everlastingness of event
With the layered energy as it is made of things.
Into the logical fiber of the tribute: a thought arises
And stays on course, slowly progressing, not done.
By fear: the fear that’s been since forever,
In the same space the inseparable normal good
Being passed through mankind
Came accessible to me: I fade into remoteness
Hallway of a Broken World (Poetry) - 11/12/2012 6:25:03 PM
11 12 12
For Sure You Know
Now You Do Know What Its Like
To Be 1 Millions Of Homeless !
Those Who Only Read Talk About
It Are Yet To Come Upon There Own Fate!
Hallway of a Broken World (Poetry) - 11/12/2012 8:13:49 AM
Thank you, everyone. In the past, my family and I encountered one or two Long Island hurricanes but nothing of this magnitude, and this was a nightmare that we are fortunate to recover from.
Hallway of a Broken World (Poetry) - 11/12/2012 8:02:40 AM
A haunting warning of what could be or was. It gives me a chill just thinking about it.
Hallway of a Broken World (Poetry) - 11/11/2012 1:36:58 PM
A most apt, timely, meaningful and thought-provoking sharing, Melissa. Thank you! Love and best wishes to you,
Hallway of a Broken World (Poetry) - 11/11/2012 1:31:00 PM
First off: Blimey, I just love your name! It's classical and rich.
This poem could be enigmatic, however, after the hurricane you folk had, I can only relate it to a compassionate poem to such an even. A hurricane that is twice the size of our kingdom.
Hallway of a Broken World (Poetry) - 11/11/2012 1:05:34 PM
a too ponderous piece in the light of recent events
Writing Life (Poetry) - 10/12/2012 11:07:38 AM
May I make a suggestion, Melissa? Think about the happiest moment in your life and write about it. How did you feel? Where were you? Did it change your life? In what ways? Can you go back and recapture those feelings? Tell us about it with that wonderful imagery that know how to put into words. Try it.
On a Broken Bridge (Poetry) - 10/12/2012 10:41:24 AM
I know your feeling. I spent 8 years overseas and often experienced a great longing to come home knowing I could not. Many years later I have the repeating dream of trying desperately to catch the plane home that I can never quite reach in time. An endless set of obstacles get in my way, again and again.
On a Broken Bridge (Poetry) - 10/12/2012 7:50:25 AM
There's a lot of pain here that is unresolved. By writing what you're writing you have it within yourself to overcome the obstacles and break free.
On a Broken Bridge (Poetry) - 10/11/2012 6:45:43 PM
Your verses are very emphatic in awakening thought and emotion, Melissa. I can relate to this very much. Thank you for sharing. Love and best wishes to you,
On a Broken Bridge (Poetry) - 10/11/2012 2:42:39 PM
keep dreaming... you will get there.
On a Broken Bridge (Poetry) - 10/11/2012 2:11:30 PM
sometimes dreams are all we have
Into White (Poetry) - 8/3/2012 5:26:59 AM
So true and truly heart touching.
Into White (Poetry) - 7/31/2012 11:00:44 AM
Thank you both for reading this poem.
Into White (Poetry) - 7/29/2012 3:40:28 PM
SAD, INDEED. THERE IS ONLY 'ONE' WHO CAN HEAL THIS KIND OF PAIN. GOOD WORK, MELISSA AND THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Into White (Poetry) - 7/28/2012 10:21:02 AM
So sad. A mother's loss is deep when she loses a child.
Kissing The Darkness (Poetry) - 6/5/2012 1:11:43 PM
Thank you, both for reading my poem. Music is a gift and there is nothing greater than falling into a warm embrace.
Kissing The Darkness (Poetry) - 6/4/2012 2:36:27 PM
THE GIFT OF MUSIC...IS AN ABSOLUTE BLESSINGS FROM ABOVE. SO WELL DONE, MELLISA. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Kissing The Darkness (Poetry) - 6/3/2012 7:13:20 AM
The power of a kiss. A warm hug does it for me.
Writing Life (Poetry) - 2/4/2012 9:23:10 AM
Thank you, everyone for your wonderful comments. We can think on the past but not hold to it. Change is hard, but you have to move forward. And I take one step at a time. :)
Writing Life (Poetry) - 2/2/2012 5:13:02 AM
Memories, good or bad is what keeps us alive and remember we've lived. This poem is beautifully crafted, and I think we all think this. But one can one do but forge ahead.
Writing Life (Poetry) - 2/1/2012 10:18:27 AM
Memories, good or bad, are always better when viewed from the future. We can't make things come out the way we want, only the way they are. It is always better to move ahead in life and not dwell too much on the past, especially if it was bad.
Seven Grains (Poetry) - 1/31/2012 9:21:41 PM
I can relate to what you have expressed in your verses here, Melissa. This is very meaningful to me (and I am sure, to others as well). Love and best wishes,
Diary (Poetry) - 1/31/2012 9:20:14 PM
Your words reach the depth of my soul, Melissa; very meaningful. Thank you for sharing. Love and best wishes,
Writing Life (Poetry) - 1/31/2012 9:19:14 PM
Such is life I suppose; sometimes sad. You share a timeless and universal theme via your verses here, Melissa. Thank you. I send you love and best wishes,
Diary (Poetry) - 12/14/2011 2:24:30 PM
Thank you. :)
Diary (Poetry) - 12/14/2011 2:39:54 AM
A very evocative piece, Melissa
Seven Grains (Poetry) - 11/18/2011 4:56:50 PM
Oh so true. Finding ones path is nye impossible with so many crossroads . Fear and doubt are such a blight to ones sight. Yet listen in quietude and all may become clear. Even if it is on your own well trodden path, or a new road where few ever go to grow taking the easy path, the mindless path that leads to nowhere. Life has beauty; beauty has you, may hap you have no distance to travel.
Seven Grains (Poetry) - 11/18/2011 2:47:10 PM
As always, Joyce, it is a pleasure to read your comments, and if not for faith, we would walk in the dark.
Seven Grains (Poetry) - 11/16/2011 11:11:32 PM
WHEN I THINK ABOUT ...'LIFE'...AT LEAST, MY LIFE, THAT IS...I AM SO GRATEFUL THAT THE ONE WHO HAS ALL THE ANSWERS TO ALL MY QUESTIONS AND MY FEARS...HOLDS MY HAND AND...MY FUTURE. IF I DIDN'T KNOW THIS BEYOND A SHADOW OF A DOUBT...BOY!...WOULD I BE STRESSED OUT, FAR BEYOND REPAIR! A WONDERFUL SHARING, THANK YOU. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH....JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Seven Grains (Poetry) - 11/16/2011 7:57:27 AM
While I was reading this, I was really struck the by the images ... the dove .. . the dark sky ... the emotion.
A Haunted Portrait (Poetry) - 10/21/2011 2:00:32 PM
Thank you, Lady. :)
Thank you, Liz. :)
Always a pleasure, Regis. :)
A Haunted Portrait (Poetry) - 10/18/2011 10:07:35 AM
Haunting is right. A real struggle within. Refreshing. Love it. Liz
A Haunted Portrait (Poetry) - 10/18/2011 8:57:18 AM
Intriguing and compelling, Melissa. Thank you for sharing. Love and best wishes,
Whenever I Hear A Train (Poetry) - 6/30/2011 3:31:19 PM
Wow. Thank you, everyone. I hope all of you has a great 4th of July weekend!
Whenever I Hear A Train (Poetry) - 6/29/2011 3:05:51 PM
Powerful lines of poetry, Melissa!
Whenever I Hear A Train (Poetry) - 6/23/2011 6:54:51 PM
WELL DONE...WITH GREAT IMAGERY, ENJOYED. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Whenever I Hear A Train (Poetry) - 6/23/2011 6:08:47 PM
There is a conductor aboard the train
Who will gently show you to a seat by the window
Sit quietly and observe while you catch your breath
Outside waits a sunshine who's beams will guide you
Whenever I Hear A Train (Poetry) - 6/23/2011 5:21:57 PM
Such a meaningful metaphorical write, Melissa. I think that the theme that you are sharing is timeless and universal for many in this life/world. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,
Whenever I Hear A Train (Poetry) - 6/23/2011 4:47:36 PM
I quite understand the allure of the train whistle. Change is difficult. Staying in an environment that is not happy may be easy, but if you are not happy, catch that train, let it take you wherever you want it to.
If I Talk Religion (Poetry) - 5/14/2011 6:12:56 AM
Melissa, you have obviously faced yourself in the good and bad of your life...and come through the other side with a clear vision of who you are as a person, and to me, that is a good thing. You have chosen religion as the engine that runs your life, and if that works for you, all the better. Wishing you well.
If I Talk Religion (Poetry) - 5/13/2011 5:59:09 PM
You certainly provide substance to reflect upon in your verses here, Melissa. Thank you. Love and best wishes,
If I Talk Religion (Poetry) - 5/13/2011 5:47:31 PM
Profound write Melissa...I adore your style and loved the flow...cheers!
Overcoming Tragedy (Poetry) - 3/14/2011 10:10:52 PM
Very true, and we must never give up or all is forever lost...
Be always safe,
Overcoming Tragedy (Poetry) - 3/14/2011 4:28:38 PM
Meaningful and timely. Thanks.
Overcoming Tragedy (Poetry) - 3/14/2011 2:58:25 PM
Excellent tone in this write
Overcoming Tragedy (Poetry) - 3/14/2011 2:42:46 PM
Yes! Words of wisdom. What would we rather be doing, hoping and praying, or worrying? This is where a leap of faith comes in.
Overcoming Tragedy (Poetry) - 3/14/2011 1:45:59 PM
It's frightening what happened to Japan and that bus crash on I-95, but somehow, we have to stay strong.
Overcoming Tragedy (Poetry) - 3/14/2011 1:42:38 PM
I love the message of hope that you express at the close of this most apt and timely poem, Melissa. Everyone needs to hear what you have stated here. Thank you. Love and best wishes,
Greatest Hits of 2010 (Poetry) - 2/15/2011 5:40:52 PM
We are hurting,
and no light has shined its way
through the darkness
holding our hand.
I think this is so true but I also appreciate and desire to believe in the message that you share at the close of this poem, Melissa. Thank you. Love, peace, and best wishes,
Greatest Hits of 2010 (Poetry) - 1/4/2011 8:32:56 PM
Happy New Year to you, Christine. :)
Greatest Hits of 2010 (Poetry) - 1/1/2011 5:00:46 PM
Beautifully expressed, Melissa.
Happy New Year to you,
Chelsea (Poetry) - 10/29/2010 1:47:40 PM
Thank you, everyone. There is still absence in my heart, but what gives me peace is knowing that she knew how much she was loved.
Chelsea (Poetry) - 10/27/2010 9:39:14 PM
Indeed, you lost a member of your family and Chelsea's passing leaves a big hole.
Chelsea (Poetry) - 10/24/2010 7:59:22 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss. Your pain comes across so clearly. I've been there, the hurt is indescibable. May your Chelsea rest in peace.
Chelsea (Poetry) - 10/24/2010 10:00:10 AM
This is a soul-stirring tribute, Melissa. I am sorry for your loss and extend my most sincere sympathy to you. Love, peace, and best wishes,
Piece of Heart (Poetry) - 10/14/2010 3:58:43 AM
Very well written, Melissa
Piece of Heart (Poetry) - 10/13/2010 1:51:57 AM
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!! VERY TALENTED!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Piece of Heart (Poetry) - 10/11/2010 1:23:45 PM
I find your words very compelling and the sentiments that they awaken reach deep down in my soul, Melissa. I can relate. Love and best wishes to you,
Piece of Heart (Poetry) - 10/11/2010 11:11:43 AM
Thank you, Christine. :)
Piece of Heart (Poetry) - 10/11/2010 11:11:06 AM
And we are left with hope for human love in the aftermath of pain ~
Myself (Poetry) - 9/20/2010 8:06:19 PM
This is like time travel - a time capsule to yourself and all teens.
May you be released ...
Myself (Poetry) - 9/20/2010 1:26:45 PM
Thank you, everyone. Looking back at who I was in high school, I could only see a shadow of myself, but now I have grown into the woman that I am. And I share this poem in hopes of inspiring those that are wandering lost, giving them hope that they will one day find themselves.
Myself (Poetry) - 9/20/2010 4:01:46 AM
A very fine expression, Melissa
Myself (Poetry) - 9/19/2010 5:41:16 PM
I have buried myself
so deep into this body
that I have suffocated myself
and become a child,
who can’t stand on her own.
This is so very compelling, Melissa; and not all that unrecognizable to me. Truly insightful and honest is your sharing via these verses. Love and best wishes,
Myself (Poetry) - 9/19/2010 3:14:51 PM
You've expressed yourself well in this 'look in the mirror' poem. If this was written in high school, I think all teenagers experience these emotions.
Myself (Poetry) - 9/19/2010 3:07:04 PM
wow. that is deep stuff. it sounds like something I would've written or something close to what I have written. Nice job.
Wounded Blind (Poetry) - 7/22/2010 5:14:51 AM
A REVEALING SHARING OF ONE'S INNER FEARS AND PONDERINGS DONE WITH THE STRENGTH OF TRUTH. THANKS FOR THIS WELL DONE WORK. BLESSINGS AND LOVE, JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Wounded Blind (Poetry) - 7/11/2010 12:16:47 PM
Thank you both for reading and enjoying my poem and for your wonderful comments.
Wounded Blind (Poetry) - 6/29/2010 1:51:05 AM
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Wounded Blind (Poetry) - 6/28/2010 6:52:26 PM
Deeply thought-provoking and meaningful, Melissa. I find myself greatly relating to what you have expressed in your poem. Thank you for sharing it. Love and best wishes,
Dreaming of You (Poetry) - 6/6/2010 8:00:07 PM
turning my heart
red to white,
and in hibernation
would I find peace,
Some of what you express is so "familiar" to me that I feel as though you have "read" my life. I find dreams fascinating as well. Thank you for sharing, Melissa. Love, peace, and best wishes,
Ghost Beside Me (Poetry) - 6/6/2010 7:58:03 PM
A poem that touches my soul, Melissa. Love and best wishes,
Holiday Spirit (Poetry) - 6/6/2010 7:56:32 PM
and soft chimes fill the air;
an angel takes flight on heavenly wings.
And night falls over beauty,
These are lovely thoughts, Melissa. I missed them at the start of the year but they are timeless in meaning expressed. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,
Love Lost (Poetry) - 6/5/2010 5:37:32 PM
And I walk alone,
hearing those crystal tears drop
down across hard ground.
Powerfully moving and meaningful poetry, Melissa. Love, peace, and best wishes to you,
Out of Reach (Poetry) - 6/5/2010 5:35:58 PM
Is it better to dream of love
than to be left waiting in hope
that it will find me instead?
Such a "loaded" question, Melissa. I am sure I am not the only one who can relate to the theme that you have shared within your verses here. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,
Around We Go (Poetry) - 4/10/2010 12:11:56 PM
Thank you, everyone for your wonderful comments. It's words such as yours that keeps me writing.
Around We Go (Poetry) - 4/9/2010 11:15:24 PM
Splendid poem, Melissa
Around We Go (Poetry) - 4/9/2010 8:48:04 PM
There is a lot of emotion and points to ponder in these verses.
I guess only God knows
the meaning of my existence ...
You are here for a reason, and the best is yet to come.
Around We Go (Poetry) - 4/9/2010 5:49:12 PM
I sometimes think there is no end,
and we are doomed to return here.
I wonder if we have to make up
for the past sins that we committed.
I wonder if we are on a quest
to find our soul mate in this world.
I wonder if we will ever know.
You provide substance to reflect upon within your verses here, Melissa; you certainly have got me thinking. Love and best wishes,
Out of Reach (Poetry) - 3/2/2010 2:43:48 PM
Thank you, both. :)
Out of Reach (Poetry) - 2/19/2010 5:31:37 PM
I can the pain that your poetry so well expresses. Love will come.
Out of Reach (Poetry) - 2/19/2010 5:22:41 PM
This is great Melissa thank you for sharing
In Christs Love
Holiday Spirit (Poetry) - 2/19/2010 4:58:46 PM
Thank you, Michelle. :)
My Heart of Wax (Poetry) - 2/19/2010 4:57:47 PM
Thank you both for your beautiful reviews.
Love Lost (Poetry) - 2/19/2010 4:56:21 PM
Reading your reviews makes me smile, and it lifts my spirits. There unfortunately seems to be a lot of people lately, who have lost a loved one, and I wrote this poem for them.
Love Lost (Poetry) - 2/15/2010 7:20:14 AM
Thank you for this one, the emotions that come to life, and then I breathe, and somehow a gentleness flows within.
Warmth and Love to you, Carin'
Love Lost (Poetry) - 2/11/2010 9:50:02 PM
"And sometimes that harsh knife of loss
carves into my heart ..."
Marvellous picture to capture deep emotion.
Thanks for posting.
My Heart of Wax (Poetry) - 1/21/2010 3:50:54 PM
Such candid poetry is a gift. Finding out a woman's heart is not the iron veil that some portray. but they have a soft centre and want to be loved, rather than left alone, on the shelf gathering dust. Since equal rights and the burn your bra.
delicate a beautiful poem.
My Heart of Wax (Poetry) - 1/20/2010 6:24:41 PM
It is true that love can be elusive, Melissa. It is also true that when found, it must also at times be tames. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,
Holiday Spirit (Poetry) - 1/1/2010 9:56:51 PM
I love that this has the spirit, the magic and wonder, that ethereal quality of what the holidays create in everyone and it feels like the words are lifting you up with them as you read them. Wonderful poem, Melissa.
Golden Gates (Poetry) - 12/26/2009 11:46:44 PM
If chance were to open those gates
and whisper words of hope,
the dreamers would no longer vanish
but show the world their stories,
Your verses always make a lot of sense to me, Melissa. I know my "stuff" is pretty simple compared to yours but I sure would like to know what you think. I don't mind criticism at all. I hope you are well and happy. Love and best wishes,
Ghost Beside Me (Poetry) - 12/10/2009 11:01:08 PM
Wow, the way you wrote this, making it come full circle and ask as many questions as it answers, really works to give a ghostly feel to the poem itself. Great work.
Blind Innocence (Poetry) - 12/8/2009 3:19:05 AM
Everything you say is true.Great poem,take care
Ghost Beside Me (Poetry) - 12/8/2009 3:17:17 AM
Excellent poem Melissa.Take care of yourself.I look forward to reading the next poem
Dreaming of You (Poetry) - 11/18/2009 3:05:17 PM
Awww, how simply sweet. What a loving heart..
Be always safe,
Dreaming of You (Poetry) - 11/18/2009 3:25:01 AM
Peace can be found in love.
Dreaming of You (Poetry) - 11/17/2009 8:12:47 PM
Great poem,I enjoy reading it.Very beautiful indeed.take care
Embrace (Poetry) - 11/11/2009 2:02:16 PM
would I find someone
to set me free,
but until that day,
I remain alone
I understand and empathize with the sentiments that you have expressed via your verses, Melissa. Love and best wishes to you,
Blind Innocence (Poetry) - 11/11/2009 2:00:39 PM
and the cruelty of mankind
is being blind to
I believe that you express a great deal of timely truth within your verses here, Melissa. Love and best wishes to you,
Embrace (Poetry) - 10/18/2009 1:50:56 PM
Great poem Melissa :-),take care
Embrace (Poetry) - 10/16/2009 9:45:17 PM
Sometimes the time alone can be used wisely to find one's self before proceeding forward, sweet writing...
Be always safe,
Embrace (Poetry) - 10/16/2009 3:39:33 PM
Patience Grasshopper! I have always wanted to say that, Thanks. Heartfelt and Beautiful write. Sadly, I identify with this situation. Be Well, Carin'
Question (Poetry) - 10/6/2009 4:07:35 PM
good write, keep looking and take care
Wings over Water (Poetry) - 10/6/2009 8:59:44 AM
Melissa, thank you for this lovely tribute to a lovely man.
He will be missed. -gene.
Ink (Poetry) - 10/2/2009 1:39:17 PM
Thank you, everyone for your wonderful comments, and I promise to read more of your work as soon as I can.
Ink (Poetry) - 9/30/2009 6:27:07 PM
I find this statement so insightful:
But you insist on labeling me,
but the cover that I create
is my illusion.
We love to label people, but only see the illusion that is created.
Ink (Poetry) - 9/28/2009 8:28:30 PM
INTERESTING. A STRONG WORK THAT REVEALS NOTHING ABOUT THE WRITER BUT A LOT ABOUT THE WRITERS GIFT. THANKS FOR SHARING AND BLESSINGS.
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Ink (Poetry) - 9/28/2009 1:50:54 PM
Amen to this! I just posted a poem with a similiar feel of people with preconceived notions, love this.
Ink (Poetry) - 9/28/2009 1:30:31 AM
This is truly an unique poem.I enjoy reading it.This is one of the best poems that I've read from you so far.take care
Ink (Poetry) - 9/25/2009 6:25:30 PM
It is true that many people love to put a "label" on others; they wish to pigeon hole them somehow. I understand what you express via your verses, Melissa. Love and best wishes,
Ink (Poetry) - 9/25/2009 6:19:47 PM
A life well journeyed...
Be always safe,
Wings over Water (Poetry) - 9/19/2009 2:10:36 PM
VERY GOOD WRITE...I FELT THE EMOTION IN THIS. CERTAINLY A FINE ACTOR HAS TAKEN HIS LEAVE. THANKS FOR SHARING AND BLESSINGS.
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Wings over Water (Poetry) - 9/17/2009 7:12:29 PM
Magnificent poem,take care
Wings over Water (Poetry) - 9/17/2009 6:25:08 PM
Why I Write (Poetry) - 9/16/2009 4:06:55 PM
This is a beautiful poem. Well said. Cheers! Liz
Wings over Water (Poetry) - 9/16/2009 4:03:55 PM
Lovely words for a lovely man. There was something about his eyes!!!
Be well, Liz
Ground Zero (Poetry) - 9/15/2009 5:17:14 AM
it appears the government certainly has ... there's still a giant hole in ground zero's heart ...
effective poetic thoughts ...
Saint (Poetry) - 9/14/2009 3:03:35 AM
A wiseful and powerful poem with a profound message.Thank you for sharing it.take care
Ground Zero (Poetry) - 9/14/2009 2:55:25 AM
Hi Melissa,people will never forget what happen on that terrible day.It will live in our minds forever.My father is annoyed with it because he thinks that people should move on and get over the deaths of their loved ones.I agree with what he says,but to a certain extent.We should moved on,but at the same time the families who had lost their loved ones have every right to grief just for one day and shed tears.Thank you for sharing this poem,take care
Ground Zero (Poetry) - 9/13/2009 2:40:57 PM
Thank you, Melissa. Love and best wishes,
Ground Zero (Poetry) - 9/13/2009 1:51:52 PM
IT IS NOT EASY TO FORGET...BUT DOES ONE REALLY WANT TO FORGET? OUT OF THE TRAVESTY OF THAT DISASTEROUS ACT CAME FORTH SOME BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES...GOD'S LOVE...TOUCHING THE HEART, MINDS AND SOULS OF AMERICANS THAT WOULD HAVE NEVER HAPPENED IF NOT FOR...9/11. WE CANNOT SEPARATE THESE MEMORIES WE HAVE TO REMEMBER IT ALL...GROUND ZERO. THANKS FOR SHARING AND BLESSINGS. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Ground Zero (Poetry) - 9/13/2009 12:36:18 PM
You've expressed the feelings for all of us Melissa. This is one of the best on the subject that I've read. I pray we never forget. Some have criticized me for my poems about 9/11 saying that I should forgive and forget. I NEVER wiil!
Ground Zero (Poetry) - 9/13/2009 11:58:08 AM
We all rode the waves with our pen: 9/11/01 was the day my Gift (as I call my poetry) given me.
I remember friends: one lost his wife, another her firefighter cousin. Both perished at the WTC.
No, I will not forget. Can't. The images burnt on the backs of my eyes.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Ground Zero (Poetry) - 9/13/2009 11:42:12 AM
Compact and neat. As it should be when tackling a nervously sad item as this.
I thought you wrote it very well indeed.
Saint (Poetry) - 8/18/2009 12:42:57 PM
So much faith and common sense in the spiritual beauty...
Be always safe,
Chasing Dreams (Poetry) - 8/18/2009 9:14:00 AM
I love your attitude, Melissa. Love and best wishes,
Saint (Poetry) - 8/18/2009 9:12:38 AM
This is particularly meaningful to me. Thank you, Melissa. Love and best wishes,
Saint (Poetry) - 8/17/2009 1:37:12 PM
God has every right to test us, yet He is always with us. I read the book the Shack, which addressed such things in your poem.
Chasing Dreams (Poetry) - 8/17/2009 1:18:14 PM
Anything physical we see, started off as a dream. Creation began in the mind of God. Keep chasing those dreams.
Saint (Poetry) - 8/16/2009 7:18:13 PM
Melissa , this is so powerful! I loved it. It has a lot of spiritual wisdom. Thank you.
Why I Write (Poetry) - 8/15/2009 3:26:22 PM
STRONG PHRASES...WRITTEN WELL...PRODUCING IMAGERY THAT DRAWS A CLEAR PICTURE OF WHAT MAKES A 'POET'...A BEAUTIFUL WORK. THANKS FOR SHARING AND GOD BLESS. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Glass Towers (Poetry) - 8/15/2009 9:59:31 AM
Thank you, everyone for your beautiful words and comments. :)
Chasing Dreams (Poetry) - 8/15/2009 9:21:29 AM
Thank you all for fueling my heart to chase its dreams. :)
Chasing Dreams (Poetry) - 8/12/2009 8:09:44 PM
And what a beautiful world you will find...
Be always safe,
Chasing Dreams (Poetry) - 8/12/2009 7:51:07 PM
once you past through the veil of dreams there no turning back ...
Chasing Dreams (Poetry) - 8/12/2009 2:56:21 PM
GOD BLESS YOU!...KEEP REACHING...KEEP BELIEVING...KEEP TRUSTING...YOU'LL MAKE IT!! WONDERFUL INSPIRING WRITE WITH GREAT IMAGERY. ENJOYED. THANKS FOR SHARING AND BLESSINGS.
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Glass Towers (Poetry) - 8/5/2009 7:02:09 PM
Like your poem, these Glass Towers started with a thought, then a blue print, then reality - a marvel.
Glass Towers (Poetry) - 8/5/2009 8:22:09 AM
Captivating poetry, Melissa. Thank you for sharing your gift. Love and best wishes,
Glass Towers (Poetry) - 8/5/2009 5:25:46 AM
Stunning poetry, vivid images.
Glass Towers (Poetry) - 8/5/2009 4:45:13 AM
An excellent poem,Its always a pleasure to read your works.How are you doing?Take care :-).I look forward to reading the next poem
Glass Towers (Poetry) - 8/4/2009 1:56:15 PM
WELL WRITTEN WORK DESCRIBING THE COMPELLING PRESENCE OF THE MGNIFICENT EDIFICES THAT HAVE BEEN ERECTED IN COUNTRIES ALL OVER THE WORLD. ENJOYED. THANKS FOR SHARING AND GOD BLESS.
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Sleeping Deep (Poetry) - 8/1/2009 6:13:59 PM
vivid dreams worth exploring ...
well written ,,,
Sleeping Deep (Poetry) - 8/1/2009 11:40:36 AM
I have been pulled under
the river of dreams,
and I find myself in winter.
These verses really grabbed my attention. I find this poem deeply moving and meaningful. I think many can relate. Thank you for sharing it, Melissa. Love and best wishes,
Rain (Poetry) - 8/1/2009 11:27:41 AM
Thank you both for always writing beautiful and inspiring comments.
Sleeping Deep (Poetry) - 8/1/2009 10:30:39 AM
Thank you all for your wonderful comments.
Sleeping Deep (Poetry) - 7/31/2009 1:58:57 PM
Gotta love those dreams, strange, illuring sometimes defining but your writing is wonderful...
Be always safe,
Sleeping Deep (Poetry) - 7/31/2009 9:27:20 AM
" ... I wish I knew where I was going."
So many have been on this path - wondering where we are going.
May your winter turn to spring!
Sleeping Deep (Poetry) - 7/29/2009 10:17:32 PM
Hi Melissa,an excellent poem,I enjoy it,take care
Rain (Poetry) - 7/13/2009 7:37:32 AM
I like the last image as tears like rain, washing away the debris ... Thanks for sharing.
Rain (Poetry) - 7/6/2009 5:48:32 PM
I appreciate the meaningful imagery throughout this expressive write, Melissa. Love and best wishes to you,
Taste of Love (Poetry) - 6/30/2009 2:47:45 PM
this is a nice love poem. i like it, i write about love and like also, and i think that you are so creative. thanks for sharing
Why I Write (Poetry) - 6/11/2009 5:01:21 AM
Keep penning your soul, each time we write it validates who we are and makes us a better person.
Trace Back (Poetry) - 6/8/2009 5:57:12 PM
I think that you have chosen the best course of action, Melissa. Love and best wishes,
Why I Write (Poetry) - 6/8/2009 2:57:22 PM
This is really beautiful, and I believe most of us go through
this "crunching phase" to get the writing juices out, and it is inspiring that out of adversity comes the gift.
Why I Write (Poetry) - 6/8/2009 2:50:12 AM
Thank you for sharing this well written piece.Writing can bring a sense of joy and also accomplishment into a person's life.Its always good to read your poems Melissa.take care
Why I Write (Poetry) - 6/7/2009 6:47:39 PM
Beautiful write on your passions. It is your calling. Susan
Spirits Among Us (Poetry) - 6/7/2009 6:43:36 PM
A thought-inciting sharing, Melissa. It certainly gives me pause for reflection. Love and peace to you,
Last Day (Poetry) - 6/7/2009 6:42:17 PM
Diamonds of stars
burn bright tonight,
and I can smell snow
in the night's air.
I love these verses and the feelings they evoke; I admire your hope-filled attitude, Melissa. Love and best wishes,
Why I Write (Poetry) - 6/7/2009 6:40:06 PM
Thank you for sharing this insight into your "self," Melissa. I, for one, am honored. Love and best wishes,
Why I Write (Poetry) - 6/7/2009 2:41:22 PM
First, Melissa, I'm glad you write. And I'm glad you write
so well. -gene.
Journey (Poetry) - 6/5/2009 4:28:35 PM
Your father is fortunate; and evidently, you are as well. This is a loving write and a fine gift for your father, Melissa. Love and peace,
Desert Angels (Poetry) - 6/5/2009 4:26:33 PM
It is so very sad that this world still needs "desert angels" in this day and age. Thank you, Melissa. Love and peace and best wishes to you,
Desert Angels (Poetry) - 5/28/2009 11:21:50 PM
You have expressed this well and with the truth of emotion...
Be always safe,
Lingering Spirit (Poetry) - 5/20/2009 12:47:27 AM
Great poem,very well written,take care Melissa :-)
Lingering Spirit (Poetry) - 5/17/2009 5:05:28 PM
There is simply no "erasing" some from one's being once they have been a part of it. I am not a fan of the expression: "Time heals." Thank you, Melissa. Love and best wishes,
Concrete (Poetry) - 5/8/2009 9:20:28 PM
Challenging destiny leads to new ideals....
Be always safe,
Concrete (Poetry) - 5/8/2009 8:03:29 PM
Your verses certainly have awakened my thinking process, Melissa. Love and best wishes,
Journey (Poetry) - 5/2/2009 1:17:40 PM
Hi Melissa,I miss reading your poems.I enjoy this poem very much.Sometimes relationships hit a bumpy road,but at the end of the day,he's still your father and you still his daughter.The love you have for him will never die.Its strong and authentic.You express your feelings very well in this poem.Its good that you still love him,take care
Journey (Poetry) - 4/29/2009 12:49:26 PM
You are one of the lucky ones and a beautiful piece you have written, most endearing...
Be always safe,
Journey (Poetry) - 4/28/2009 10:52:18 PM
A moving journey of a relationship, as all relationships require time to grow and mutual nurturing - this one still made it - just in time.
A wonderful well written and inspiring poem.
Breeze (Poetry) - 4/15/2009 12:20:57 AM
Hi Melissa,its good reading your poems again.I enjoy reading this poem.Very well written and sometimes I would feel the same that you beautifully expressed.Take care
Breeze (Poetry) - 4/13/2009 2:41:21 AM
Nice flowing feel to this. Well done that unbound poet.
Always Remembered (Poetry) - 4/12/2009 11:51:30 AM
Well Melissa. This is a gift of acknowledgement; honest and real. I send you love, peace, and my very best wishes,
Breeze (Poetry) - 4/11/2009 8:28:19 PM
well done; I think you should take thge bull by the horns and steer away!
Glimmer of Love in Glass (Poetry) - 4/11/2009 5:45:05 PM
I love your meaningful poetry, Melissa. Love and best wishes from me,
Breeze (Poetry) - 4/11/2009 5:43:32 PM
You grasped me by the soul with your verses, Melissa; and you made me wonder the same as you. I am left a little dizzy. Your verse are so compelling. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,