Recent Reviews for Mitzi Kay Jackson
Shadows in Time (Short Story) - 3/11/2013 9:13:24 PM|
No it was "A Summer Tragedy" Arno Bontemps
Bone (Short Story) - 11/9/2012 6:49:01 AM
I'm not sure exactly what's going on but there's a lot of pain being expressed. Your words conjure up images almost supernatural so I am trying to fathom their meaning. Some of the best writing I've ever seen if I could only understand.
revised Wings (Short Story) - 6/19/2012 5:38:21 PM
Very good story, Mitzi; well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
revised Wings (Short Story) - 6/19/2012 11:56:27 AM
Here, the borders between poetry, prose, music and painting, words written, words thought, words felt are crossed. In this narration, you are at your most consequent in doing so. I don't know if I have ever gone so far as yet, not even in the Cairo novel and the 'Looking Glass".
Do you think it is possible to write an entire novel like this? With the main subject being the moods and inner worlds and states of the protagonists, with poem-like sequences of mutually interwoven emotional landscapes, memories that are not individual but collective, symbolic, sky-deep, going back centuries etc. ? That's what one should do...
revised Wings (Short Story) - 6/16/2012 12:11:28 PM
This was more than interesting, it became, as I was reading it, an actual happening. I visualized the characters on a little stage. I could see the cut-up chicken, potato salad (my favorite) and I relived the sprouting of her wings and the escape.
The most vivid part of the story, however, was the apartment complex and the people she singled out for descriptive showcasing. I lived in New York on a few occasions, and you described some places I hung my hat a few times.
Enjoyed this . . .
The Bricks (Short Story) - 10/12/2010 12:40:40 PM
The Bricks is a ghetto of little return, like Hotel California Another mesmerizing write, Mitzi.
The Bricks (Short Story) - 10/12/2010 6:57:26 AM
I can so hear this being spoken in a cafe in Harlem with all sounds silenced by the depth of this write
Based (Short Story) - 10/11/2009 12:16:29 PM
A gut-rending story. The kind only you can write.
The Park Bench (a play) (Short Story) - 10/3/2009 8:37:29 AM
Even though not your final edition, this version too is of great power, with the directions forming as important a part of the play as the dialogues themselves in a very unique, poetic and effective way.
The Park Bench (a play) (Short Story) - 9/22/2009 12:16:57 PM
Exceptoinal piece Mitzi that like Karen said is so filled with real emotion, as a father it grabbed my heart and squeesed as a son it made me question how can fate be so cruel.
The Park Bench (a play) (Short Story) - 9/22/2009 3:50:46 AM
strong emotions here-so well written-a very stirring play
The Tye-Off (Short Story) - 8/11/2009 2:28:28 AM
This is really good Mitzi, it took me inside the head, heart and soul of the main character and let me feel and saw what she saw. If this is the beginning of a book it will be a great one.
Dual the play (Short Story) - 7/28/2009 2:58:01 PM
I love you, as an artist, as a spirit. Your words touch me in places within that I didn't know existed until you touched me there. I don't have words to express how much and how quickly I have come to appreciate you. And this piece is only one example of why I say and feel what I say and feel.
Dual the play (Short Story) - 7/12/2009 6:55:09 PM
wow--very powerful stuff-so well written thast the reader gets wraapped up in the story and the depth of feeling
Dual the play (Short Story) - 7/10/2009 9:06:09 AM
Powerful, with great dramatic force.
Dual the play (Short Story) - 7/8/2009 6:17:35 PM
An engaging tale, Mitzi. Thank you for sharing it. Love and best wishes,
Dual the play (Short Story) - 7/8/2009 3:03:09 PM
Now that's a tale! You don't come often, but you come bearing your literary gift.
Moon Secrets and Trains (Short Story) - 5/23/2009 8:25:36 AM
This is such a fine story. It crosses the borderlines between lyrics and prose, as it's the true language of the heart. (Of my heart, in any case.) You move everything in my soul.
Momma Do I Have Wings Too? (Short Story) - 3/20/2009 9:47:32 AM
Mitzi "Momma Do I Have Wings Too?" a great read
I enjoyed the speakers tone of voice throughout.
Much imagery to devour thank you for sharing.
Beautiful Black Dove (Short Story) - 3/8/2009 2:14:46 PM
It's a grand picture, an in-depth study of love, yes love -one may be tempted to say something negating, something "what we take love to be"- but I think love is perhaps exactly this. With a life that has made me an expert in the violent, merciless, militant aspects of love, I tend to take ambivalence to be the core of it. Destruction is not the desire of the lover but the inherent consequence of the act of loving, of the nature and dynamics of love. It is either the destruction of the self or that of another. Human beings, in these respects, are creatures with few choices. Or?
A Calling (Short Story) - 3/8/2009 1:57:19 PM
Yes, it often is like that, isn't it. You do crazy things to keep your sanity and you are called crazy. Maybe it is true, from a certain perspective,and maybe it is not. But there is a kind of madness that is sacred. If you're the only one who's seeing things, how would you reach those who see nothing? Or let's say this: one is not seen if one is not known.
Momma Do I Have Wings Too? (Short Story) - 3/8/2009 1:43:44 PM
You have an intriguing style of prose, just as you do in poetry. I like it best when you're experimental. For you have a command of language and a souvereignty in its use that allows you to crack it.
To crack it with great effect, to arrange it in new patterns, to "heal" or rebuild it. Language in your writings enters into a dialogue with your soul blood and, through this channel, into a dialogue with itself.
Momma Do I Have Wings Too? (Short Story) - 12/25/2008 8:39:19 PM
How can you put so much into such view words. Well done indeed.
Momma Do I Have Wings Too? (Short Story) - 11/18/2008 4:27:03 PM
A poignant tale of a child's view of her mother's suicide.
Momma Do I Have Wings Too? (Short Story) - 11/18/2008 5:04:16 AM
what a beautiful and heart rending story
Wayne County Community College District Drawing Exhibition (Article) - 10/6/2011 1:07:13 PM
Quite a treatise on African-American heritage music and its performers. I also thought of Scott Joplin and his contribution to Ragtime as I was reading your rich story of the performers who sacrificed their lives to their art and their song. As usual, well done.
I often wonder what American music would be like without the heritage you describe. The Beatles would probably not have ever existed, nor Michael Jackson, or Beyoncé.
Ngg (Article) - 9/17/2011 11:57:41 AM
A very thorough and evocative study of the “N” word. I was confronted with the problem while trying to write the vernacular in “A Hellava Way to Die.”
Having worked with many African-American colleagues over the years who had a great distaste for the word, I never used it, even in my literature. Like you, I couldn't quite understand why young people picked up the word as a word of endearment, but would turn on you in a moment if you used it the same way they did.
There is really no black or white, just various shades of brown, light or dark. We are genetically one people who came out of Africa about 40,000 years ago. Once we understand that, derogatory terms will be meaningless. I grew up with “mackerel snapper,” “kike,""commie,""wop,"“gook,” and “mick.” All of these terms were very derogatory and used to keep a certain group of people down or inferior. Most of these terms are used much anymore except in the groups they were used on. Now we have “towel heads,” “camel jockeys,” and “chinks” to worry about.
As a writer, I would like to be able to use any term I wanted without offending anyone. But whenever I write satire I find that certain groups of people begin to hate me, probably because I'm an “atheist” or “cripple.”
All the best with your writing. Keep up the good work.
Ngg (Article) - 9/2/2011 12:29:30 PM
A very thorough examination of a term that stirs up a lot of emotions which I am none too comfortable discussing. The first thing is that when my former wife used this type of slang with our daughter, we had a major row over it. It simply strikes a nerve, among other reasons, due to my observation that the renaissance of the expression co-occurs with the renaissance of racism, which in our time once again has become mainstream. Thinking about, say, children, family, people one lives with, I find it extremely difficult to define their identity, character, disposition by their colour, just as I find it impossible to base my own identity on colour. Having grown up in a society where such concepts and divisions do not exist, I found it, in fact, extremely shocking when I was confronted with them in my late teens. Researching this from a sociological perspective, I found it even more shocking to realise how deeply ingrained these notions are in people who have grown up in societies where class divides are mirrored, and often institutionalised, by colour divides. This is no less true of the USA than it is of the Bahamas with its internalised dark-fair hierarchy, or of North India, where colour interacts with caste. In my opinion, the identification of colour with temperament and disposition is one of the worst errors in the history of human civilisation (if we will be generous enough to assume that such a thing exists), and the first step toward emancipation is to resists the seductive complacency -the opium- of these categories. Only if people do this will their actions become truly their own. It absolves us of having to surrender our lives to a remote control, only because we have to prove or disprove, embrace or counteract such or such concept, such and such stereotype according to which we are being perceived. I would then be able to listen to a Haendel opera without being Westernized and wear a galabeya and a turban without being "fundamentalist" or backward. Imagine the relief! This refusal to submit one's self to a definition from outside -colonial Imperialism, Eurocentricism, cultural apartheid- would release an unlimited potential powerful enough to revive humanity's creative potential, create the world anew, save it from the ruin toward which it is so consequently being steered.
Coming back to the slang itself, it is interesting to notice that in Africa this is a relatively new phenomemon, which made its entry with the HipHop culture, which in (West) Africa is the HipLife culture, less than a decade ago, just like Valentine's Day. There it is used without awareness, and more often than not in ignorance of, its racial and racist context in the Americas. Consequently, it is used as a term of respect, affection, or to denote status and acceptance within the HipLife community, irrespective of colour. I have been quite routinely so addressed by members of the "cult" but I can't say that I care much for it because nothing can eradicate its ambiguity in the context of history, as well as in contemporary use. It is true that in 19th century Europe, for instance, the term was used in a quite unbiased manner even in the most progressive circles, without any racist connotations, evidence of which can be found in the diaries of Marx's daughters. But the times of innocence are buried under the atrocities of an age where destruction has assumed an unprecedented scale and the dangers of the social psychology it shaped have taken on cosmic dimensions. So as far as I am concerned, I should more than gladly relegate it to the status of a relic of the past, together with the entire ideological framework that goes with it.
Eva's Man (Article) - 8/31/2011 2:43:01 PM
Ron this article is a little vague do to some restriction that was placed and guidelines I had to follow, if you have the time and this is for anyone pick-up the book it is really amazing and for an adv-it reader like myself sometimes it is hard to come across literature that is just different in a good way. good luck on the book/story I will be waiting to read!!!! take care
Eva's Man (Article) - 8/31/2011 6:44:56 AM
Great review, Mitzi! You, too, could write a novel like this. I read your stories and they are truly amazing and insightful, especially from the psychological side.
I have a friend who wants me to help her write her story. She had a son and 15 and left her abusive father and son behind to travel the streets at that age, very naïve. To survive, she prostituted and was gang raped more than once. One of her rapists told her that he could kill anyone he wanted and get away with it, so she got her sister's gun and shot him to teach him a lesson. Unfortunately, he died and she spent 6 years in prison.
She spent the next 30 years on the edge, marrying several times and in and out of alcohol and drug addiction. I met her about 10 years ago and she helped me many times in the most compassionate way. But her anger showed through often, and, in a fight with her last husband, she beat him over the head with the pliers used to start her car. He was in the hospital overnight getting stitches and she was sentenced to prison for 2 years.
After she got out last year, she is still clean of drugs and alcohol, and working as an elderly attendant and living in an apartment I got for her. She is so grateful and claims her faith in Christianity for saving her (I am an atheist and only one, along with her son she never raised, who helped her).
I plan to write her story (book?) in her own words because I believe it will be more powerful. I will have her dictate the story and I will edit it. Or, I will have her write the story and I will dictate it into the computer like I am dictating this. If she has enough free time–she works 12 hours a day Monday through Friday–we may finish the book by next year.
You are always an inspiration to me.
Ron (a white guy who knows discrimination because he has experienced it)
Blues Poetry (Article) - 6/19/2011 4:26:29 PM
Hey Ronald one of my top ten favorite blues cd is Blues Travelers love that song "The Mountains Win Again"
Detroit Institute of Arts (Article) - 6/18/2011 7:06:06 AM
After enjoying a great deal of your acclaimed poetry, that you often paired with exceptional works of art, it's a pleasure to read an essay in which you share aesthetic assessments and appreciation of visual art as well as your trademark expressive literary passion. Much gratitude,
Detroit Institute of Arts (Article) - 6/14/2011 7:28:50 PM
This was very nice, very lovely--it took me along with you, and knowing the DIA as well as I do, I could see everything you talked about, the architectural details (such as stepping off the elevator and looking to your right!) That was what I liked most. Reminds me of very beautiful and contemplative writing from the "Age of Sensibilty" and also French authors from te arly 1900's, just after WWI. I think of the French writers from the turn of that century because of the sincerity of your impressions, the interest and honesty of your writing, all made this wonderful to read.
You should do more like this--I'd love to read your walking up to and looking at the Diego Rivera fresco, "Detroit Industry." If you haven't already. I'd like reading it in the exact same style--you walking up to it, the surounding gallery, the people in the gallery, etc.
I hope you don't mind, I linked you at the bottom of my blog, "Report From Detroit." I just published the very first log, inagurating the site, which is going to be carried and syndicated by the international thinktank blog, "AfroSpear".
You can find "Report From Detroit" at:
At the bottom of the page of the only entry there right now, I have links to Detroit writers and intellectuals I ask my readers to read and follow. Your link is among them.
Keep writing no matter what, no matter who comes into or leaves your life, no matter what else happens to you--your writing is your true self, what you must cherish and nourish, to give meaning to everything else. It is your gift--the gift you received from the gods and the gift you have to give to the world.
Edgar Allen Poe: His Rhythm with Romanticism (Article) - 5/21/2011 8:09:42 PM
yes it was Hitchcock, my professor did correct me on that, thanks Ron for your reviews and comments
Edgar Allen Poe: His Rhythm with Romanticism (Article) - 5/20/2011 8:11:06 AM
Thank you for the lesson on Poe. His rhythm was unmistakable and his words were magical. Unfortunately, while the poems have great meaning and reach into the deepest of our emotions when made into movies, somehow these meanings are lost in the poems become a mockery like again “The Telltale Heart,” “The Pit and the Pendulum.”
I didn't know that Stephen King wrote “Psycho.” I do know that the story was loosely based on the real story of Ed Gein, a recluse farmer who had a taste for young women and lived 30 miles from my childhood home. After many years of gruesome killing when the police entered his farmhouse they found a woman's arm bone cooking on the stove in his chair covered with human skin. In his day, Alfred Hitchcock couldn't present the true story.
Blues Poetry (Article) - 3/10/2011 12:44:12 PM
People say I'm white so I can't experience the blues. But I think I can and I love them for their honesty and downright humbleness. Mitzi, in this sweeping article you have suffered the blues with zeal, and that's what I like about your writing.
So, as long as there is pain in your heart keep writing the blues, and I'll keep reading what you write.
Blues Poetry (Article) - 3/1/2011 11:06:01 PM
Eye Opener Mitzi Right On Write...
Blues Poetry (Article) - 3/1/2011 6:11:55 PM
Thanks for the lesson, Mitzi. Love and best wishes,
“The Mastery of Themes & Motifs in Literary Nonsense” (Article) - 10/12/2010 12:56:52 PM
Carroll's classic is so because it speaks to several levels Great review, Mitzi.
African Americans and their issues of Identity (Article) - 9/25/2010 9:30:51 AM
Having taught and worked closely with, in a predominately black university, American Blacks [not much African in their heritage] and Africans from formerly colonial Africa, I see a profound difference in attitude. However, I must couch my thoughts by the fact that most Africans coming here are the most intelligent, privileged, and resourceful, giving them an advantage in achieving the American dream.
Black Americans, in spite of their role models and scholarship, are shaped by their family values and the subtle and not so subtle discrimination that surrounds them. I thought that when we elected Barack Obama President, that the ordeal was over. However, his studied intelligence and willingness to compromise has fringe elements falsely attacking him for his roots.
Mitzi, you did a great job revealing the history and cruelty of oppression. However, sometime this century, the growing inter-marriage trend will make color moot.
African Americans and their issues of Identity (Article) - 9/23/2010 10:54:59 AM
Thank you for sharing your philosophical perspective, Mitzi; I appreciate it. A fine article. Love and best wishes to you,
The History of the Rolex Logo (Article) - 5/21/2010 4:48:09 PM
Mitzi, Thanks for the article, was wondering if you found out why, with such a solid logo and recognition, that Rolex does not seem to aggressively pursue the Rolex replica watch makers who use the Rolex logo on their knockoffs?
Critique of an Art Institution “Hubert Massey” (Article) - 11/29/2009 8:36:14 AM
I've heard of him before but it is through your article on him that I begin to get an image of him and his art. Your article contains brilliant points and significant statements.
Duality: The Trees of Mythology pt. 2 (Article) - 11/16/2009 4:18:57 PM
Well researched. Still don't know what Duality is. Makes me want to hug a tree.
Critique of an Art Institution “Hubert Massey” (Article) - 11/15/2009 8:57:55 PM
Interesting- Educational And Quite Informative...
Duality: The Trees of Mythology pt. 2 (Article) - 11/15/2009 12:57:39 PM
A fine essay, Mitzi; thank you for sharing this lesson. Love and best wishes to you,
Duality: The Trees of Mythology (Article) - 10/11/2009 12:31:50 PM
Well expressed. Myths are a part of our culture and religious beliefs.
Duality: The Trees of Mythology (Article) - 10/9/2009 12:56:50 PM
Interesting and informative and also a work that speaks of an open mind soaking up new knowledge like a sponge. Well done Mitzi...
Duality: The Trees of Mythology (Article) - 10/8/2009 10:42:52 PM
Unique And Quite Different To Read...
My Foundation of African-American Art (Article) - 9/2/2009 3:36:41 PM
Quite a romp through recent history! For his influence on art, I suggest you Google John Biggers and view the images. A living legend, Thomas F. Freeman has influenced countless like Martin Luther King, Barbara Jordan, Mickey Leland, and inspired The Great Debaters.
no title (Poetry) - 5/30/2012 5:42:15 PM
Your verses awaken gripping emotions and thoughts, Mitzi. Powerfully compelling. Love and best wishes to you,
Wolf (Poetry) - 2/8/2012 6:55:07 AM
Cornbread, Sugar and Milk (Poetry) - 2/20/2011 8:14:06 PM
my dear sister,ive been readin your writes,all i can say is,heart and soul,mitzi,heart and soul
with my heart
(2 poems) Them That Know Don't Say & A Reply (Poetry) - 2/9/2011 5:02:45 PM
THEM THAT SAY DON'T KNOW
My mother never speaks
Of why she loves so deeply
Anything that has ever suffered,
Because she knows that saying is not knowing
When it comes to love.
And my mother's cat
is named Mitzi
She's lean and black
Used to be a stray
Until my mother took her in
And now she is a lean queen
Sitting at the window
Watching the birds
Instead of stalking them
Watching the broke leg alley dogs limp by
Instead of fearing them
And watching the seasons transform the trees
Instead of climbing them to tremble
In the rough winds
And knowing, though she cannot say
That she has paid in pain
The full price for all the love
We give her now
And she is quite certain
Of our adoration.
Daughter, Black woman,
Whose elegance and beauty
I see fleetingly
Now and then
On the elevator, in the hall,
Passing in the streets.
Making me smile,
When all the suffering is done,
And you come into your kingdom
And the throne you deserve,
How I wish that same sweetness
The Elephant (Poetry) - 11/4/2010 4:27:07 PM
The title for this piece is perfect. Everybody saw but nobody said anything. It was tough to read the piece because of the emotions it invoked. But good writing is supposed to do that. <3
Cornbread, Sugar and Milk (Poetry) - 11/4/2010 3:59:02 PM
This one brought me to tears. It was that real.
Cornbread, Sugar and Milk (Poetry) - 10/30/2010 10:03:46 PM
Harsh and real and honest and thus deeply moving, compelling and meaningful, Mitzi. Thank you for sharing this offering. Love and best wishes to you,
Cornbread, Sugar and Milk (Poetry) - 10/21/2010 8:49:04 PM
I love the way you express the hard places in life, the acts of desperation, evoking visions of familiar foods,wine and wic kind of throwed me of as to what was really going on.
Cornbread, Sugar and Milk (Poetry) - 9/18/2010 9:34:57 PM
Suffering sharpens our insight into the nature of life. But every road has a turning as the song says, and we appreciate the good times all the more once we've come through the dark hard times.
Cornbread, Sugar and Milk (Poetry) - 8/19/2010 1:17:48 AM
I echo what Felix said. But this only touches on the hard times that are behind the words you have written here. I understand hard times, difficult times, times when a person felt like ending it all. I have been through those hard, difficult and end of life times.
You have painted a very sad picture here, but then life is a sad event in any case. Thank you for sharing.
May the Lord Bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and walk by your side. With love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little den sister Barbie.
Cornbread, Sugar and Milk (Poetry) - 8/10/2010 5:52:10 AM
your bring the hard times to life with such a pure voice.
Cornbread, Sugar and Milk (Poetry) - 8/1/2010 3:03:59 PM
Precious words, vividly written.
Cornbread, Sugar and Milk (Poetry) - 7/28/2010 8:24:03 AM
you always touch a nerve in me.
Your piece evokes many feelings.
Blessings to you poetess ...
Peace and imagination ...
Cornbread, Sugar and Milk (Poetry) - 7/28/2010 7:56:24 AM
Mitzi - The sorrow and tragedy of what life can be like is jolting in this poem. Children especially deserve protection so they can have those days of innocence to remember. Whatever God meant life to be, it wasn't for it to be easy. That last line resonates,
filling those precious things so so precious things
Cornbread, Sugar and Milk (Poetry) - 7/28/2010 2:29:26 AM
Such sadness with memories of doing what had to be done. this is so in your face reality and Mitzi you allow others to see your pain and feel the sadness you feel...
Day Dreaming of Dreams (Poetry) - 7/16/2010 6:54:55 PM
An absolute pearl with passionate undertones throughout ~
Thank you for sharing the flame!
Day Dreaming of Dreams (Poetry) - 6/8/2010 9:41:01 AM
terrific, like the colour of the sun sinking into the sea in front of which I'm sitting as I I'm reading this :) and my own melancholia merges into yours, longing for someone similar to the one you are speaking of... Is it possible that love is not a person but a time?
Day Dreaming of Dreams (Poetry) - 6/6/2010 8:23:58 AM
soft, sad and beautifully written
Day Dreaming of Dreams (Poetry) - 6/5/2010 3:57:52 PM
As always, so personal and spellbinding.
Day Dreaming of Dreams (Poetry) - 6/5/2010 3:18:22 PM
Very well done and suspenseful indeed.
She Dance (Poetry) - 4/13/2010 11:11:29 AM
Thank you for sharing this fine, meaningful poetic offering, Mitzi. Love and best wishes,
She Dance (Poetry) - 2/22/2010 11:06:45 AM
Terrific! First Class. (been off-line, still am, glad I saw this one!)
She Dance (Poetry) - 2/15/2010 6:46:02 AM
Great allegory for our time... and Haiti's. The Mother Earth, she shakes, rattles, and rolls.
She Dance (Poetry) - 2/13/2010 3:05:42 AM
I've SEEN this! Your imagerty so VIVID!, you kept me riveted! A Treasure!
And... Thank You for Blessing My Pages too! Have a Wonderful Meaningful Valentine's day!
BLESSINGS Of LOVE, peace and Joy,SOULFUL_PurplePaSsionsSHEEoxxo
She Dance (Poetry) - 2/12/2010 5:22:48 PM
so real you write this so well
Wolf (Poetry) - 2/9/2010 6:57:57 PM
eerie and haunting--deep
Wolf (Poetry) - 2/9/2010 3:38:04 PM
Only your unique pen...
all the things you say (Poetry) - 12/30/2009 6:19:09 PM
such is the cycle of abuse--you have told it well, i pray you have not experienced the same :)
all the things you say (Poetry) - 12/30/2009 5:07:35 PM
The desparation to be loved and needed are often so strong that as Ronald suggested they can lead to a codependency of violence and abuse that often legitimize that very same abuse. You captured this well and the pain strikes as your words are read. Well done Mitzi...
all the things you say (Poetry) - 12/30/2009 3:58:28 PM
The source of codependency. Strip away self esteem with conflicting messages, and then enslave.
no title (Poetry) - 12/21/2009 6:08:51 AM
You express raw emotion better than anyone. I also hope his is not reality in words.
no title (Poetry) - 12/21/2009 4:25:35 AM
tragis, soulful, so sad and so well expressed-i hope it is fiction but fear it is not
The Elephant (Poetry) - 12/6/2009 12:51:36 PM
As usual, bitter and gritty--like life.
The Elephant (Poetry) - 12/4/2009 7:24:08 AM
WOW! The parlance is just great!
I love when a writer catches an attitude.
Reminds me of some of Mark Twains work
Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer.
And the gist seems so personal, almost
as if you've experienced it yourself.
Happy Holidays Mitzi ...
The Elephant (Poetry) - 12/2/2009 12:38:54 PM
powerful write-you are a master!
The Elephant (Poetry) - 12/2/2009 12:07:00 PM
Strong, as they said. Yes. Fearless in expression. Intense, with the language bending to you, saying what you want it to. With lesser writers it tends to be the other way round. That's what shows you. The words are happy to be used by you and language is at your will.
The Elephant (Poetry) - 12/2/2009 11:11:46 AM
A soul-gripping account, Mitzi. I am left quite without the right words. Love and best wishes to you,
The Elephant (Poetry) - 12/2/2009 11:04:53 AM
STrong...eye opener for sadly we all know all too often this does happen...it is not fantasy but real world and often repeated from generation to generation and people did turn a blind eye to it or at best put it down but never acted. You captured it well Mitzi.
(2 poems) Them That Know Don't Say & A Reply (Poetry) - 11/1/2009 9:03:50 PM
I am jealous!! Waller's poem and yours are slambang knock-outs. Real and sexy and down to earth. Bedrock! Love the language, love the passion, love the grittiness. H o n e s t y. B R A V O & B R A V A~~~!!!
xOx 'Pea' xOx
That Art of Breathing (Poetry) - 10/22/2009 3:48:32 AM
Strong emotions expressed here with a melancholy mood.
desert and sand (Poetry) - 10/22/2009 3:27:38 AM
Beautiful...powerful...and so very real.
(2 poems) Them That Know Don't Say & A Reply (Poetry) - 10/17/2009 3:31:43 AM
Mitzi....this is a wonderful raw release of the heart of being an expressionist & the flow was so perfect reading the emotions & the intimate thoughts of a very profound logic of memory...
the feelings...superb lashing!
Peace & Blessings
(2 poems) Them That Know Don't Say & A Reply (Poetry) - 10/16/2009 8:50:42 AM
So much "punch" to you words, Mitzi. My words don't do justice. Love and best wishes to you,
(2 poems) Them That Know Don't Say & A Reply (Poetry) - 10/14/2009 10:11:37 PM
Our time on earth is limited, Mitzi, but I think we just go into another dimension when we pass on. So, nothing to worry about. Youth culture isn't everything! :-)
(2 poems) Them That Know Don't Say & A Reply (Poetry) - 10/9/2009 8:58:48 PM
profound and thought provoking with so much to learn and so much to feel, and so much to get up from yet remember
That Art of Breathing (Poetry) - 10/9/2009 1:04:55 PM
"When i could taste you on the wind"
Nothing arcane here,
Just down deep real emotion,
and imagery, that touches the soul
of this reader.
(2 poems) Them That Know Don't Say & A Reply (Poetry) - 10/9/2009 12:58:14 PM
"But I can read" AMEN!
And Assata Shakur's formula,
(Whether white black red or yellow)
would put the cap right in the meat of the matter.
You do cut to the chase,
and through all the red tape,
and you do get to the heart of the matter
with a lot of clear vision and unique verve.
It's a no-holds-barred poetic expression. Love it!
Have always appreciated your phraseology Mitzi
and also the soul of what you do.
(2 poems) Them That Know Don't Say & A Reply (Poetry) - 10/9/2009 12:30:42 PM
Standing round of ovation for this one sister...you not only tell it like it is you let us live it through your soul and your heart. The passion you put into this is evident as it is a great write worthy of publication in any magazine or newspaper in this land.
(2 poems) Them That Know Don't Say & A Reply (Poetry) - 10/9/2009 8:20:59 AM
Glad to notice there are still people who can see it. Only, never enough, so it peace without justice and injustice without indignation. And if something happens people wonder how come.
I'm in the right mood for this poem and reading it brings some relief.
That Art of Breathing (Poetry) - 10/5/2009 10:02:22 AM
Strong work of art here that emotes emotion like a fire gives off smoke. We can feel the mind and heart working and trying to come to grips with the past...well done Mitzi
That Art of Breathing (Poetry) - 10/5/2009 5:04:05 AM
These are your best... When you write with raw emotion.
That Art of Breathing (Poetry) - 10/4/2009 8:19:52 PM
That Art of Breathing (Poetry) - 10/4/2009 7:16:54 PM
Very passionate work. Beautiful sentiments.
Pumping like (Poetry) - 8/12/2009 7:00:05 AM
Wow, this really captures a slice of living life-sensual and real!
Open for you Still (Poetry) - 7/22/2009 5:40:22 AM
Very autobiographical. It's in your nature. Welcome back!
Open for you Still (Poetry) - 7/21/2009 11:16:29 AM
Sensually enticing yet pure and sweet as romance itself should be. You offer your love and body in word like the perfect rose is offered to a star gazed lover...well done Mitzi, well done.
Open for you Still (Poetry) - 7/21/2009 10:11:24 AM
Ah, beautiful! Strong art.
Open for you Still (Poetry) - 7/20/2009 7:40:37 PM
wonderful and passionate! A sense of loving submission and trust flows through this
Open for you Still (Poetry) - 7/20/2009 4:42:55 PM
Such a sensual and meaningful metaphorical write, Mitzi. Thank you for sharing it. Love and best wishes to you,
desert and sand (Poetry) - 7/9/2009 9:11:41 PM
The soul left again on the paper, little I can say, just striking tone, mind in hold once more, Walt
desert and sand (Poetry) - 7/5/2009 4:48:30 PM
Your cadence builds a passion at once but also a wistfulness. Thank you. Good to read you, Mitzi.
In The Shadow Land (Poetry) - 7/2/2009 6:18:00 PM
Strong poetic voice -- be good for a reading this one -- in a hushed auditorium. best wishes kenny
desert and sand (Poetry) - 6/29/2009 5:42:48 PM
Beautiful sentiments that stir the soul, Mitzi. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,
desert and sand (Poetry) - 6/3/2009 5:26:47 AM
Totally brilliant, Mitzi. Love the uniqueness of this expression and the quality of relationship it espouses with faith, hope and confidence. Also the intuited recognition of his "already" presence. You share his heart and mind. Lovely, real write that is from the soul. TY. "Faith is a bird that feels the light... and sings before the day is bright". You sing his on-going lament. xx
desert and sand (Poetry) - 5/27/2009 3:49:32 PM
They are wrong. He is not coming, and the sands run red with our blood because we are fools to war over him.
In deep write, girl. You the best.
If my words don't......... (Poetry) - 5/26/2009 12:14:33 AM
Very well written poem.An emotional written piece.take care
desert and sand (Poetry) - 5/26/2009 12:11:42 AM
Excellent poem,beautifully written,take care
desert and sand (Poetry) - 5/25/2009 6:04:01 AM
a very beautiful poem from the mind's innermost. spectacular is the right word. this is a poem that keeps some of its secrets, like a soul who knows too much
desert and sand (Poetry) - 5/25/2009 2:53:41 AM
Mitzi, I have sooo missed your spectacular writes that spring from deep within your heart and soul and boom out across cyber space to make us all sit up and listen...so much between the lines here...
desert and sand (Poetry) - 5/24/2009 7:52:36 PM
i think so too--i love your writing as always!
desert and sand (Poetry) - 5/24/2009 5:55:38 PM
Where have you been, I've missed you! Undone by the beauty, the power of your pen - you know I'd love,
" ... sometimes i catch his sighs
right off the edges of thunderstorms ...." <-- what an opening!!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
If my words don't......... (Poetry) - 4/23/2009 4:57:07 PM
Smile breaks to my lips again, yur poetry is a folk song, so perfect, smiles burn the images hard...Walt
Fly (Poetry) - 4/20/2009 8:13:19 AM
Na day go come and make 'em be soon.
A poem like a wild water flower, this one, like one of those days when the sun taste like sugar and even the pain inside for your heart is sweet like a dream.
What he don't know while he away (crazy winds) (Poetry) - 4/20/2009 8:07:01 AM
If I were asked to name the most important contemporary American writer, your name would come to mind first.
If my words don't......... (Poetry) - 4/20/2009 8:02:20 AM
It's always a joy to read you. Your fluency in the syntax of emotion is most admirable. There's hardly anyone who speaks to my heart the way you do.
If my words don't......... (Poetry) - 3/25/2009 8:29:00 PM
Too good for words. No, f a r too good~~!! You are a genius at
putting emotion on a page. . .and just the right images. . .in a way that makes it impossible to merely read what you write. It leaps from screen to mind and heart in a single bound. Corny way to put it, but I can't find a way to express how deeply I admire this. Your t a l e n t and p a s s i o n and s e n s i t i v i t y !!! With awe and respect and the highest regard, Phyllis
If my words don't......... (Poetry) - 3/16/2009 12:05:43 AM
from the depths of your pen rises this heartfelt expression, no apologies required
If my words don't......... (Poetry) - 3/15/2009 5:15:59 AM
I felt the emotions you wrote this with Mitzi. It is hard to think of nice thngs when there is nothing but negativity around us. I rate this a 10 out of 10, and I too wish for writing about the rose that bloomed, or the clouds that bring the rain, and the clatter of my heels on the mall floor. There is way to much political bs in the world and in th writings of some. But don't let it get you down, because there are those who write about ature, and the family,ad buying a house, and having a lrge family, and love, heart, and soul. Thank you for sharing these wise words.
May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love and who love you, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister, Barbie
If my words don't......... (Poetry) - 3/14/2009 12:38:02 AM
Words digging into the veins of poetry's power, great piece.
If my words don't......... (Poetry) - 3/11/2009 2:00:30 PM
As always your writing is intense and real and comes from your heart and your soul. Never stop.
If my words don't......... (Poetry) - 3/11/2009 11:09:49 AM
Mitzi - Such a heartbreaking, truthful poem. Though your words are specific, they echo the universal human condition. The way you alternate
the longing for beauty with the down and dirty reality of this world is powerful. You express the individuality of the poet while at the same time portray the world. - David
If my words don't......... (Poetry) - 3/10/2009 3:59:32 PM
Your writing is never sorry. It's rich and full of emotion.
Fly (Poetry) - 3/4/2009 7:57:54 PM
Amazingly deep and reflective: strange fruit grow back
honot roots lay maps......shypoet1
Impression (Poetry) - 3/4/2009 7:48:47 PM
I've missed reading your poetry - classy as usual.
Impression (Poetry) - 2/7/2009 2:29:22 PM
Wonderfully melodic and impressive. An excellent poem.
Impression (Poetry) - 2/5/2009 8:08:06 PM
Always a pleasure to read you, Mitzi.
Impression (Poetry) - 2/3/2009 12:20:54 PM
Fly (Poetry) - 1/15/2009 6:04:29 PM
Is it the poet or the folk voice crying out, either is filled to the brim of life, your gift is as open as your eyes.. Walt
Impression (Poetry) - 1/15/2009 6:02:24 PM
It is the voice of love lingering long enough to create teh warmth needed to excell past reality, enjoyed as always.. Walt
What he don't know while he away (crazy winds) (Poetry) - 12/16/2008 2:33:40 AM
Very powerful poem that is well written.You are a very talented poet and I look forward to reading more of your poetry,take care
Impression (Poetry) - 12/16/2008 2:30:34 AM
This poem touch my heart,I was deeply moved by your beautiful and touching words.I enjoy reading it,take care
Impression (Poetry) - 12/14/2008 5:12:14 PM
Simple, direct, moving...
Impression (Poetry) - 12/14/2008 3:16:45 PM
Nice flow to this one and it makes the reader feel like he can actually see this couple entertwining emotionally.
Impression (Poetry) - 12/14/2008 7:25:55 AM
A beautiful offering!!
Impression (Poetry) - 12/13/2008 8:32:33 PM
My favorite line is a poem all to itself, standing out in an altogether excellent poem:
" ... wrapped around me like springtime I'm stuck in the breeze ..."
I love the way this line makes me feel, all warm and alive! Well done, Mitzi. Welcome back, you've been missed!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Impression (Poetry) - 12/13/2008 7:49:45 PM
Peace & love Be with you
Impression (Poetry) - 12/13/2008 6:35:06 PM
Sailing away on moonlight trains...I love that image. Wow.
Impression (Poetry) - 12/13/2008 6:29:41 PM
The wonderful thing about caring deeply for another is that even when they're not with us in person, their loving presence is never farther than a thought and heartbeat away.
A romantic, lyrical work, Mitzi.
It felt good to come and see about you. And now, I'll take some of you with me as I go.
With love and all best wishes,
In The Middle (Poetry) - 12/2/2008 8:01:48 PM
I just flowed right along line after line, enjoying the sensuality and romance and hunger of it all and finally taking with me and reminding myself of the simple and profound insight of your opening and closing: Rainbows don't last forever.
As I approach my 76th birthday, I endorse your message with years of personal experience: "Catch 'em while you can."
Well done, Mitzi!
What he don't know while he away (crazy winds) (Poetry) - 11/20/2008 3:13:55 PM
Love your different style...
Keep on duckin sweety...
What he don't know while he away (crazy winds) (Poetry) - 11/18/2008 3:52:05 PM
Done with a down and dirty style that I like--that's what scares me.
What he don't know while he away (crazy winds) (Poetry) - 11/18/2008 4:45:05 AM
Wow done in the cadence of your voice, this one says it all Mitzi...I can see the smoke hovering and the heat of desire burning in the night as those blues rifts float on air....
Fly (Poetry) - 11/17/2008 9:50:06 PM
for me, its like a tribal ceremony upon the effects of a magic dose of other worldly herbs
What he don't know while he away (crazy winds) (Poetry) - 11/17/2008 8:10:11 PM
Powerful write. Willie Lee don brought the sun down on me. I love that line. Man, how many people have brought the sun don on me? Great poem.
What he don't know while he away (crazy winds) (Poetry) - 11/17/2008 8:08:17 PM
this rings like soulful music--maybe tracy chapman---enjoyed!
Fly (Poetry) - 11/13/2008 4:15:17 PM
Mitzi this is so stunning, I love your poetry, always have.
Fly (Poetry) - 11/12/2008 10:00:21 PM
This ending soars within the reader, a soul lifted- blessings, Michelle
Fly (Poetry) - 11/12/2008 5:18:24 PM
Mitzi, nice to read you again, just fabulous...
Be always safe,
Fly (Poetry) - 11/12/2008 4:46:25 PM
This one is fly.
Fly (Poetry) - 11/12/2008 5:55:51 AM
Great to read you again..
Fly (Poetry) - 11/11/2008 8:07:47 PM
Oh, how I've missed you! Haven't lost your edge: this is gorgeous. Well done!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Fly (Poetry) - 11/11/2008 4:11:33 PM
Good stuff Mitz, like the way you offer this up almost like an underworldly prayer. Well done.
Fly (Poetry) - 11/11/2008 2:48:02 PM
So Heavy, Where You Been-Huh!
Fly (Poetry) - 11/11/2008 1:25:24 PM
enjoyed! I love your clean, crisp writing
Fly (Poetry) - 11/11/2008 8:42:43 AM
Nice write, Mitzi. I enjoyed the cadence and rhythm. "keep faces on heart heavy, so so heavy..." Aint it so.
In The Shadow Land (Poetry) - 11/9/2008 7:58:19 AM
It's breathtaking, sister! What an odyssey into being and how it came about, how it resorted to rapture in order to retain its truth and proclaims itself with a scarred beauty supreme!
In The Shadow Land (Poetry) - 10/26/2008 9:04:34 PM
What a wwonderful picture you tried to paint with your Poem . I could see your wonderful characters in my mind's eyes. Thank you so much for sharing your work.
In The Shadow Land (Poetry) - 3/3/2008 10:39:07 PM
my goodness...Mitzi, you write with such power, such vivid life...often during lectures to young poets I tell them that first, they must find their voice...dear lady, you most certainly have found yours....This particular piece is excellent, not only from a poetic view, but from the view of pure and powerful prose. As has been suggested here, if you are not published, you should be. Methinks you could do well with either or both, poetry and prose.
In The Shadow Land (Poetry) - 2/20/2008 1:26:39 PM
What an elaborately woven tapestry of human life, Mitzi Kay!
It seems to just 'beg' to be made into a novel.
In The Shadow Land (Poetry) - 2/19/2008 9:49:57 PM
wow...the characters are so vivid, details and details...you do these so well
In The Shadow Land (Poetry) - 2/19/2008 5:26:35 PM
Great writing sweet lady..take care..Hugsssss
In The Shadow Land (Poetry) - 2/19/2008 6:16:09 AM
You do dat voodoo dat so sad den uplifitng same time.
In The Shadow Land (Poetry) - 2/19/2008 3:59:42 AM
Outstanding picture "In The Shadow Land".
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
In The Shadow Land (Poetry) - 2/19/2008 2:32:10 AM
Wow...Mitzi this is spectacular. Have to agree with Chuck, this should be definately published. Well done
In The Shadow Land (Poetry) - 2/18/2008 10:07:33 PM
Intriguing tale so full of inner warmth and beauty yet secrets lying underneath, very well done....
Be always safe,
In The Shadow Land (Poetry) - 2/18/2008 7:28:30 PM
It is too bad that your talent isn't more widely known. Every time I read one of your poems, I'm more moved than I thought possible.
I am certain of one thing: you are one of the most talented poets on this site or any other.
Please continue to amaze us with your words.
In The Shadow Land (Poetry) - 2/18/2008 6:27:09 PM
Oh~~~but we be the prettiest sad I ever seen--There is so much depth to this write---so beautiful and sad and something i can't find words for--beautiful
In The Shadow Land (Poetry) - 2/18/2008 6:20:11 PM
I calls this, soul writing. Excellent Mitzi..
In The Shadow Land (Poetry) - 2/18/2008 5:20:59 PM
Head bent words like lashes, so much to real, a voice, a reminder of why you are a great folk writer,it is as always a touch of life...Walt
In The Shadow Land (Poetry) - 2/18/2008 4:22:26 PM
As Long As You Don't Get Caught In Shadows Of Those Evil...
In The Shadow Land (Poetry) - 2/18/2008 3:48:58 PM
I love the lines you use - draws the reader immediately into your tale. Well done, Mitzi -
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
And The Glory Be.... (Poetry) - 2/3/2008 8:46:42 PM
Well, alright! I love that last line! Well written, Mitzi!
And The Glory Be.... (Poetry) - 1/31/2008 4:30:39 PM
The song of the helpless is always, hope...
And The Glory Be.... (Poetry) - 1/29/2008 7:28:10 PM
what a beautiful write-so much humnity here-love your style
And The Glory Be.... (Poetry) - 1/29/2008 5:55:01 PM
Well the achingly beutiful song of this write plucks at my heart and soul like a jazz man plucks a bass guitar...
And The Glory Be.... (Poetry) - 1/29/2008 2:42:52 PM
Great writing sweet lady,stay safe and well...Hugss
And The Glory Be.... (Poetry) - 1/29/2008 11:58:50 AM
And The Glory Be.... (Poetry) - 1/29/2008 10:02:03 AM
And The Glory Be.... (Poetry) - 1/29/2008 9:00:12 AM
Spirits pause to feel as time moves but the words live and grow, wonder reported in hope, I pray for that was what we were supose to do, momma said so.. Walt
And The Glory Be.... (Poetry) - 1/29/2008 8:54:30 AM
Hopefully.... Someday.... "We Shall Overcome!
Another spectacular work.
And The Glory Be.... (Poetry) - 1/29/2008 7:56:58 AM
Strong beginning, the poem is haunting, yet filled with hope--well done.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Float Away (Poetry) - 12/28/2007 5:41:42 AM
EvE~Volution (Poetry) - 11/25/2007 2:11:56 PM
Powerful passion and sensuality in this exquisite work.
Your talent is amazing.
Pumping like (Poetry) - 11/22/2007 6:58:36 AM
you sure can express the emotional sensuality of a life along the erotic adventure of them streetlights...
nice work, Mitzi...
Happy (Poetry) - 11/22/2007 6:25:31 AM
You have an amazing talent, Kiddo. I've enjoyed each trip to your poetic soul and look forward to many more.
Happiness is relative. You've captured the concept well.
Pumping like (Poetry) - 11/22/2007 1:28:07 AM
Artful and brilliant... "Pumping like" reveals its pictures exoterically... A magnificent composition in contents and emotions.
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
The Other Strange Fruit (Poetry) - 11/21/2007 8:40:22 AM
Mitzi - Unique and powerful poem. I liked the rhythm and imagery and the refrain. The image "I tye rages round my head, you say better for the show" is especially striking. Powerful poem inspired by Billy Holiday's most powerful song. - David
Black Sally (naughty-nice-nasty) (Poetry) - 11/21/2007 6:44:53 AM
Spectacular! You write with such raw passion and emotion. Thank you for sharing another glimpse into that BRILLIANT, poetic soul.
Pumping like (Poetry) - 11/20/2007 5:16:38 PM
it's a hell of a business! it took me into some personal dark places and stirred up some purples and blues...awesome expression Mitzi...well done
Pumping like (Poetry) - 11/15/2007 2:21:34 PM
ahhh,but this is my business...sooo very good!!!
Pumping like (Poetry) - 11/13/2007 6:22:38 AM
Mitzi, I like this piece...fueling with fiya! Very good
Ain't Life Funny (Poetry) - 11/12/2007 10:54:33 PM
This poem beautifully describes feelings that I can completely relate to. The way one feels after winter, (real or as a metaphor)and how sunshine, nature, warmth make one feel alive. Laughing is so much part of being alive.
Pumping like (Poetry) - 11/11/2007 7:48:24 PM
Very exspressive,great flow,I like it
Pumping like (Poetry) - 11/11/2007 2:47:42 PM
Written from the heart... ... of the Ghetto. Color me envy.
Pumping like (Poetry) - 11/10/2007 12:04:35 PM
You really glow with this one Mitzi, I love it!
Pumping like (Poetry) - 11/9/2007 11:01:04 PM
Wow Mitzi, thanks for the colorful journey, so beautiful....
Pumping like (Poetry) - 11/9/2007 7:38:53 PM
i could see it all unfolding as your words told the story-a beautiful write
Pumping like (Poetry) - 11/9/2007 7:10:50 PM
Mitzi...the colors you infuse into this write with the passionate embrace of the living city, the flash of energy of a Saturday night and the slow coming alive of a lazy Sunday is rich indeed.
Pumping like (Poetry) - 11/9/2007 6:59:32 PM
In faces lost to time reality cries to voice little to hope, just a page in rage counting, you are a reporter talking seeing and adding image to a page already full, folk writer, story teller, truth blowing down a street... special.. Walt
Pumping like (Poetry) - 11/9/2007 6:20:10 PM
I like the way you expressed this. I really like "We prance like ponies" saying.
Stop by my den and watch the rapture video, it may just bless your soul.
Pumping like (Poetry) - 11/9/2007 6:14:36 PM
A gal s gotta make a doller some how?
Very much to the point here.
The Other Strange Fruit (Poetry) - 11/7/2007 7:52:03 PM
This wouldn't be as good if it was single spaced. I just go along an enjoy the phrases, still so mysterious how you make the reader feel he/she's intruding on something such a private drama--you compose like a musician even tho' it's true poetry. Stay cool...
Twisted Elegance (Poetry) - 11/7/2007 7:44:36 PM
You are radical; a lot more of you than I realized. [you don't have to answer any of these reviews, I just want to read you because I realized just how long and deep you've been going into this!]
This so contemp and original. Sounds and looks great too.
In The Middle (Poetry) - 11/3/2007 3:53:46 PM
Glad you are in the middle, looking out.
A thousand treasures (Poetry) - 11/3/2007 8:18:04 AM
This one is indeed a treasure! Stay strong and keep writing for us. Thank you for sharing your poetic soul with us.
SaltWater Blues (Poetry) - 11/2/2007 8:45:46 PM
Lovely words-I was born near salt water in Nova Scotia to be exact
In The Middle (Poetry) - 10/31/2007 8:30:02 AM
Thank you for sharing your gifts. Love and best wishes,
In The Middle (Poetry) - 10/29/2007 5:33:26 AM
Rave review from me for sure. I think this is the best of yours I've read so far (sadly I haven't read enough). This is a classic Romance poem without the cliche mushy shit, just beautiful, rhyming oceanic emotion and galaxic metaphors for a love that leaves and left you changed. So good I could imagine some of it set to music. And even though you tend to write long, this one stays on focus without being boring; some great lines and images for sure... you are a "shooting star" out of the bottle! Can't wait to see you in a book form with pics... speaking of the photo... whoa! Is that you... (and to think you do this while raising 6 kids! puts the rest of us to shame
Twisted Elegance (Poetry) - 10/28/2007 5:34:17 AM
So, let us try to un-twist it...then..
In The Middle (Poetry) - 10/28/2007 5:24:49 AM
Very moving, sounds like a resent rainbow.... Of course it will rain again and another rainbow will show up to be seen..
In The Middle (Poetry) - 10/27/2007 8:01:58 PM
Girl, you are gooooood.
Like, w o w !!
Luvya, Miz Awesome,
<3 Pea <3
Body Blues (Poetry) - 10/27/2007 10:42:04 AM
I like this one, Mitzi. The use of dialect forces the reader to slow down and digest each word and phrase. Great work again.
In The Middle (Poetry) - 10/27/2007 8:17:51 AM
What a beautiful poem. What a gift you have. So good.
The Other Strange Fruit (Poetry) - 10/27/2007 7:24:00 AM
Stranger than the fruit of your womb. Woman with rope to neck.
In The Middle (Poetry) - 10/25/2007 8:31:28 PM
This piece just flows with such sincerity and heartwarming love, so beautiful....
In The Middle (Poetry) - 10/25/2007 8:16:42 PM
luv the voice and feel to this one, Mitzi ...
In The Middle (Poetry) - 10/25/2007 12:55:39 PM
And is is beautiful to read life created like this: gorgeous!! Your best, yet--
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
In The Middle (Poetry) - 10/25/2007 11:29:28 AM
In the middle, I guess is what we call life, between the cradle and the grave. Flows masterfully and effortlessly...
In The Middle (Poetry) - 10/25/2007 10:38:09 AM
Ripples of rainbow coloured images that flow and ebb with each line. Mitzi this is beautiful and warm like the heart it poured from.
In The Middle (Poetry) - 10/25/2007 9:57:06 AM
Closed my eyes and found the meaning, a place to escape from and to, life is always in the middle, just depends on your point of view, like sand the good things seem to fall through open fingers, grains catch but a few, memories last forever... Walt
In The Middle (Poetry) - 10/25/2007 6:24:16 AM
Wonderful writing, enjoyed as always...Hugssss
In The Middle (Poetry) - 10/25/2007 6:04:41 AM
reads like a song...
nice expressions of one who is enveloped within the rainbows of life and love...
nice work, Mitzi...
In The Middle (Poetry) - 10/25/2007 5:58:24 AM
You are a great writer. It's like your words flow from a different place than most poets. Another wonderful effort. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.
The Other Strange Fruit (Poetry) - 10/19/2007 11:59:15 AM
Fabulous, Fabulous poem. I love the refrains, weaving through your lines -- love the dark, knowing eyes looking steadfastly at the truth. I love the rythm and the obvious black voice speaking. You certainly have a great ability to write! --Charlie
The Other Strange Fruit (Poetry) - 10/18/2007 2:28:57 PM
WOW dear Mitzi ... you are exhilarating with the vernacular. The strength of character oozing through your writing is amazing. There is so much about this write that touches on the corporeal and also on the spiritual. Your work is always exceptional. Never rest your quill! Blessings of Light and Wisdom ...
A God and A Butterfly (Drenched in Spiritual Rain) (Poetry) - 10/18/2007 4:23:58 AM
Elegant, ethereal piece of poetry, with a rhythm like heartbeat.
Beautiful imagery and deep thoughts.
I love these lines:
"You revisit the exhibit
Of your torn and broken spirit
You dwell on what was your hell
As your belly swell to the toll of bells "
I was wondering if this was a typo or... a poetic license?
"I no nothing of giving up "
This was a pleasure to read!
Bitches Brew (Poetry) - 10/17/2007 2:54:15 PM
You're a wonderful writer. It's a pleasure to read each of your works. In the words of Douglas MacArthur: I Shall Return!
Ain't Life Funny (Poetry) - 10/17/2007 2:52:41 PM
GREAT! Beautiful dialect and wonderful, positive message. I like it.
The Other Strange Fruit (Poetry) - 10/17/2007 11:59:54 AM
A most engaging write, Mitzi; substance to ponder upon. Thank you. Love and peace to you,
The Other Strange Fruit (Poetry) - 10/17/2007 10:35:24 AM
Very nice work. I look forward to reading more of your poetry.
The Other Strange Fruit (Poetry) - 10/16/2007 9:45:31 PM
Some fantastic journey you have taken us one. Wonderfully written piece....
The Other Strange Fruit (Poetry) - 10/16/2007 6:03:09 PM
Eyes close to real, voice takes as a journey cast, for the first rock falls short, as time remembers, so does the earth and the sun, folk mixes well in the pot, stew is as pure as the write... Walt
The Other Strange Fruit (Poetry) - 10/16/2007 5:17:33 PM
it definitely must be in the water ;) emotional powerhouse poem ...
Gone (Poetry) - 10/8/2007 11:36:07 AM
My dear friend, you never fail to strike chords of commonality in you readers...this is a gift you have and I am glad to see you share it here. This piece, like so many others of yours is vividly real, well composed and reads as if you were sitting across a table from us, the readers, sharing a moment of connection and peace.
Gone (Poetry) - 10/4/2007 6:21:27 PM
with the essence of Janie filtering your soul your heart has spoken its depths...
Gone (Poetry) - 10/3/2007 4:10:18 PM
As always, Mitzi...your words seem to move me with your descriptions with twists and turns that mirror life in momentous ways.
Gone (Poetry) - 10/1/2007 8:15:52 PM
A very interesting, spiritual and profound write. Your heart is filled with the love of God and your words express that well...
Gone (Poetry) - 10/1/2007 10:18:16 AM
Gone (Poetry) - 9/30/2007 11:08:49 AM
Powerful revealing inner dialogue! "You were just too young then..." but what a story you MUST tell from your soul! I will definitely have to print this one, also to remember to see that DVD and maybe read the book-- I missed out there. You are ONE poet girl! Brave...
Gone (Poetry) - 9/30/2007 10:48:58 AM
Stunning Ms. Mitzi
Stay safe you hear me dear...