Recent Reviews for Linda M Hill
My Deepest Thank You (Article) - 3/17/2010 3:34:10 AM|
It takes living water for the flower to grow!
Amen to Author's Den
My Deepest Thank You (Article) - 11/29/2008 8:44:40 AM
Ditto. It wouldn't be the same without you, Linda.
My Deepest Thank You (Article) - 8/28/2008 5:41:35 PM
I am more than grateful you are still an AD member, it wouldnt be the same without you
In Christs Love
My Deepest Thank You (Article) - 3/21/2008 11:01:18 AM
I agree with you Linda, they are the greatest and we would never want to lose an important family member...YOU. We all have to stick together. I am glad you are still here where you belong.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
My Deepest Thank You (Article) - 3/21/2008 6:44:56 AM
Flowers are to be kept alive.
My Deepest Thank You (Article) - 3/21/2008 6:42:16 AM
No thanks necessary.
Remembering (Poetry) - 5/23/2013 5:19:29 PM
Yes, memories some days come in floods and others they are forgotten...but just remember that you are loved & don't go lookin to leave us all too soon, we need you here...Ed
The Mask (Poetry) - 5/15/2013 4:53:19 PM
Unmasking your passion of compassion..
What a God given talent You have, Linda
The Mask (Poetry) - 5/15/2013 3:41:41 AM
I'm saving this one! I'm sure I'll find a good place for your message on one of my up-coming posts! Thanks for sharing. It is profound. I'll also share it with me friend, who meets with such ladies each Monday.
Brooke (Poetry) - 5/14/2013 8:12:52 AM
That's beautiful..a fitting tribute..I'm sure she loved what you have written about her..
The Mask (Poetry) - 5/14/2013 7:39:43 AM
So true..we have to wear them sometimes..to protect ourselves from those who do us wrong..but it can be difficult for those who care to see through our masks..to find out what's wrong & support/help..mostly because of trust..it's not easy to hide physical hurt & scars..it's the mental ones..which are harder to see..how we are feeling & our thoughts.
The Mask (Poetry) - 5/13/2013 3:37:57 PM
You spell it out so well, as it brings to light how the young have to be taught to speak out of any abuse to them and that also applies to wives who are brutalized by their husbands.
Moving poetry on a subject that happens every day, somewhere. Sad.
The Mask (Poetry) - 5/13/2013 8:10:38 AM
Such a sad story so beautifully written––and so true. There's a lesson in the story as well. We should never become complacent about abuse. We should never be so empathetic that we let it continue in hopes that something will change. As harsh as it may seem, we need to report any abuse to authorities as soon as possible because as your poem points out, sometimes the results of inaction is worse than making the mistake of acting rashly.
An apology for action unwelcome is much better than not acting leading to tragedy.
The Mask (Poetry) - 5/13/2013 6:09:03 AM
So true and very sad. These men carry so much anger within...
The Mask (Poetry) - 5/13/2013 5:49:03 AM
Oh my!!! Absolutely beautifully penned, Linda...brought tears to my eyes...so very sad for far too many women...
The Mask (Poetry) - 5/13/2013 2:41:16 AM
Thought provoking and very well written, Linda. God bless.
Someday....but not today (Poetry) - 5/13/2013 2:27:09 AM
Well I can understand the feelings in this poem as well-well done
The Mask (Poetry) - 5/13/2013 2:23:25 AM
so sad and too true for to many
The Mask (Poetry) - 5/12/2013 8:17:05 PM
And this poem, Linda ... gut-wrenching.
Homeless Man (Poetry) - 5/11/2013 9:38:50 PM
Another i can relate to..i;ve had concerns for the homeless for many years..I wrote an essay called The Vagrant..when i was 18 & still at school..then in 2011 i wrote The Unseen..a poem..about the same subject..I even befriended someone who i met..about 3 days after writing the poem..he was sleeping in shop doorways..I helped him as much as i could..until he moved on to somewhere else.
I Remember.... (Poetry) - 5/11/2013 9:30:18 PM
Yes..i remember those times well..I still remember i took my ex wife for a drive to visit some relatives..we walked in through the back door..to discover no one was home..they arrived 5 minutes later..they'd popped out to get some shopping..my ex was stunned..that they'd left the house unlocked..but they lived in a good neighbourhood..where everyone watched out for each other..if i'd been a stranger..the neighbours would have known.
I Remember.... (Poetry) - 5/7/2013 6:10:39 AM
Just delightful *Linda*
..thanks for my memories!
I Remember.... (Poetry) - 5/6/2013 3:07:08 PM
I guess today's kids will look back in a similar way, having friends round playing computer tv games.
I Remember.... (Poetry) - 5/6/2013 5:17:39 AM
Now that was the kind of childhood I wish children of today could experience...nicely done, Linda...
I Remember.... (Poetry) - 5/6/2013 3:17:01 AM
i remember these days with smiles as well
I Remember.... (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 6:30:21 PM
To Be Child Again?
For You To Enter Therein
Kingdom Of (God)
You Must Become (Be) As Child...
How Many Millions Simply They
Did Not Care (Get Involved)Will
Fall By Wayside Of Holy Hell...
While My Good Days As Child
Hard To Remember Was
Trip Of Into Holy Hell--I Do
Look Forward To All Those Who
Abused (Me) All Little Children--
Why I Write:
I Will See You All In
holy Hell long Before
I Ever Get There...
Those Few Who Were Good To Me
I TRASK Will Go To Hell And Back
To Save Them As There Children Come
1st In The Eyes (Mine) Of (God)..
I Remember.... (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 5:24:58 PM
Great write, Linda. Sounds just like the time and neighborhood I grew up in, too. God bless.
I Remember.... (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 4:35:13 PM
Sweet memories...and wonderful poem.
Thank you, Linda for sharing
your talent with us.
Warm regards. Isabella.
I Remember.... (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 3:37:08 PM
Yes indeed... ...the times have changed; and sadly, not for the better. Love and peace and best wishes to you, Linda,
I Remember.... (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 1:18:55 PM
Loved it! Yes, we played skellie, ho-scotch, stick ball, ring-a-levio 123 123. We mage scooters out of milkboxes a 2x6 and an old pair of skate.
Thanks for the memories!
Peace, love and blessings,
I Remember.... (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 9:13:46 AM
A wonderful remembrance that seems to leave out the bad. Those times also had polio and rheumatic fever. I got measles three times in a single year. I went to work picking beans in the fields at nine years old. We had to feed our coal-fired furnace every couple of days (we had a stoking machine many did not) and the smoke from coal fires filled the air and made the snow black.
We played a lot of jacks and skipped some rope. Every card game was a gamble, and a place to suck in smoke. Monopoly and poker were always cutthroat games, where sometimes best friends parted ways over calling each other nasty names.
We were hooked on a newfangled thing called TV, whenever we went on the road we would eat hamburgers and chocolate malts. Everyone cooked with lard and we ate a lot of canned food filled with carcinogens.
Yup, those were the days.
I Remember.... (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 7:54:41 AM
Good job, Linda! I've copied it and will make a post for my blog on the 7th of June! www.jean-oathout.blogspot.com
I Remember.... (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 6:16:06 AM
I lived in those times. Great poetry that brought back wonderful memories and some sad also. There was nothing great about the depression I lived through, except for the many lives it affected.
I'm Sorry Mommy and Daddy... (Poetry) - 4/30/2013 4:38:15 PM
I Missed This Write--Still
No One But Nobody Has Your Compassion !!
I'm Sorry Mommy and Daddy... (Poetry) - 4/19/2013 10:19:40 AM
A fitting tribute! Well written, Linda. It is as it should be. Sadly, the ones left behind feel the paid of loss even though, as Christians, they know their loved one is with Jesus.
I'm Sorry Mommy and Daddy... (Poetry) - 4/18/2013 3:40:21 PM
it is so sad for the ones left behind
I'm Sorry Mommy and Daddy... (Poetry) - 4/18/2013 10:39:44 AM
My heart is breaking. Why target innocents????? Powerful, beautiful, shattering write, Linda.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
I'm Sorry Mommy and Daddy... (Poetry) - 4/18/2013 4:17:41 AM
Oh my!!! What an incredible tribute, Linda! Makes one feel happy for the little fellow...in all the sadness he's left behind.
Blessings & Peace
I'm Sorry Mommy and Daddy... (Poetry) - 4/17/2013 6:56:04 PM
I can see your poetic thoughts coming right from this little girls heart. A masterpiece!
Peace, love and blessings in the Lord,
John Michael Domino
I'm Sorry Mommy and Daddy... (Poetry) - 4/17/2013 6:16:28 PM
Linda, this is absolutely beautiful and so heartfelt, too. You brought tears to my eyes. A great tribute in rememberance of Martin Richard. May God bless you and yours. And thanks for sharing this with all of us.
I'm Sorry Mommy and Daddy... (Poetry) - 4/17/2013 5:16:25 PM
Such wonderful, comforting words you have written. I just read your piece to my wife, and we both were deeply touched. I especially liked it where you said, "Angels like to hold my hand, and I sit on Jesus' knee." Although I am deeply saddened by what happened in Boston, I just have to smile at the thought of an angel holding a child's hand and that same child sitting on Jesus' knee. Such beautiful thoughts. Thanks for writing it for us.
David Lee Thompson
I Wish I Could Have Been There (Poetry) - 4/15/2013 9:29:39 AM
I Wish I Could Have Been There (Poetry) - 4/6/2013 8:17:52 AM
Love, love. loved this piece, Linda! Alleluia!!! Peace!
Homeless Man (Poetry) - 4/4/2013 6:51:17 AM
Very poignant and thought provoking. I, too, have much empathy for people in this situation. Thank you for your comments on my website.
I Wish I Could Have Been There (Poetry) - 4/2/2013 5:14:09 AM
Beautiful profession of faith, Linda! I love it!
I Wish I Could Have Been There (Poetry) - 3/31/2013 8:02:16 PM
But ... but ... we WERE there. We were on His mind. We love Him because He first loved us. Beautifully, powerfully penned, Linda. Thank you.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
I Wish I Could Have Been There (Poetry) - 3/31/2013 3:44:16 AM
Happy Easter to you, Linda!
I Wish I Could Have Been There (Poetry) - 3/30/2013 9:06:47 PM
Wonder thoughts about our Savior!
Happy Resurrection Sunday!
Peace, love, joy and hope of the Lord be with you!
John Michael Domino
I Wish I Could Have Been There (Poetry) - 3/30/2013 10:50:16 AM
Simply excellent. Happy Easter.
I Wish I Could Have Been There (Poetry) - 3/30/2013 9:58:04 AM
I wish you could've been there, too. Happy Easter to you.
I Wish I Could Have Been There (Poetry) - 3/30/2013 8:51:09 AM
I had intended to go to your page, but instead hit the "Poetry" link where I found this at the top of the list. This is extremely well-written and has an excellent flow. The top of the list is where it belongs; thank you for reposting....
Homeless Man (Poetry) - 3/27/2013 2:39:28 PM
within the walls of every abandoned house there is a story and in some...there are more than one. made me think...thanks
Homeless Man (Poetry) - 3/26/2013 7:18:23 AM
The way this poem was written
Leads the reader to feel the pain & hunger
many are experiencing in this country today.
In a matter of seconds things can change. . . . .
Excellent poem - enjoyed reading.
Homeless Man (Poetry) - 3/20/2013 6:15:05 AM
Your poem brought my tears Linda.
Homeless Man (Poetry) - 3/20/2013 5:27:46 AM
You have gleaned a moving insight in this ekphrastic poem, Linda. I share the sentiment you've captured. well done ... richard
Homeless Man (Poetry) - 3/19/2013 7:05:14 PM
Linda, feed a lot of veteran's and homeless on or near the 4th of July. They are always in need many are homeless. So this poem very good and touches home. We are obligated by the Lord to take care of the poor and homeless. Peace!!!
Homeless Man (Poetry) - 3/19/2013 7:05:09 AM
a sad dilema felt by far too many
Homeless Man (Poetry) - 3/18/2013 7:23:02 PM
Sadly All Who Read It Linda It
Only Is It Them Whence They Suffer Consequences
Become 1 Millions Of Homeless Who Live In Your There
Own Back Yards Streets,i.e. Simply They Believe
They Are All Infallible...
Until Then They Could Care Less..
Your Friend, TRASK...
Homeless Man (Poetry) - 3/18/2013 5:53:58 PM
i see him, Linda, see him in your poignant
writing and in my heart
and in this very wealthy state i live in
with hundreds of billions in the black (not the red)
and a booming economy i see him on my way to the shops
Bless you for this poem
Homeless Man (Poetry) - 3/18/2013 7:59:34 AM
There's a story in that old face. If we took the time to learn what the story is, we might be able to help him get out from under the situation he's in and into warmth and shelter instead of cold and starvation.
Homeless Man (Poetry) - 3/18/2013 7:03:52 AM
A truly sad commentary on the wealthiest country in the world.
Homeless Man (Poetry) - 3/18/2013 3:07:19 AM
How sadly true for far too many today in this sad nation of ours.
Homeless Man (Poetry) - 3/17/2013 8:00:40 PM
Stark real poetry Linda. This should not be. Not is a country that waste trillions of dollars on programs that don't touch folks like these. What have we become? What can we do? If we can't solve things at home there is really no excuse.
Peace, love and blessings to you,
A Teenagers Song (Poetry) - 3/2/2013 11:33:17 AM
I was so lucky to be loved by caring parents. How do parents live with just throwing their kids away. It happens too often. Heart felt Linda.
A Teenagers Song (Poetry) - 2/23/2013 7:31:07 PM
Mere Fact You Write About It
(God) Knows Your Compassion!
God) Will Not Do Anything to
Stop It,i.e. Yep Jesus Loves
You-Huh........Humans Simply Are
Blame Do Not Care Until It Is There Own
Wallet$ Or Child Becomes Victim--
Listen To Them Scream-They You All
Become Self Glorified Martyrs!
A Teenagers Song (Poetry) - 2/22/2013 5:02:27 AM
Sadly this could be the story of countless teenagers that are misunderstood and judged without anyone taking the time to discover the truth....beautifully penned, Linda!
A Teenagers Song (Poetry) - 2/21/2013 8:31:36 PM
In our ministry we visit a camp for Foster kids.
These kids are tougher than the incarcerated teens we use to visit.
It's rough when you think nobody wants you.
It's even tougher trying to deal with kids who think they have no future.
Still, some find peace with Jesus.
A Teenagers Song (Poetry) - 2/21/2013 6:11:32 PM
this is tough and grim reality, Linda,
and your understanding of and empathy with these victims,
and they are victims, comes across clearly; you've seen
and dealt with these situations first hand and your great heart
A Teenagers Song (Poetry) - 2/21/2013 10:36:25 AM
Many stimes foster parents are just in it for the money.
MA sad tale of wasted posibilities.
A Teenagers Song (Poetry) - 2/21/2013 9:01:15 AM
Unfortunately, this happens a lot to foster children. It's hard to have self-esteem when everyone is putting you down. My nephew is now estranged from the family because for reasons I don't comprehend, my sister put him in foster care when he was a teenager and he has been in and out of trouble ever since.
A Teenagers Song (Poetry) - 2/21/2013 3:23:41 AM
a sad life none ask for and few escape
A Teenagers Song (Poetry) - 2/21/2013 2:29:25 AM
Amazing that some get out of this hell hole and find a life for themselves.
A Teenagers Song (Poetry) - 2/20/2013 7:14:46 PM
Very sad and depressing, I cannot imagine what it feels like to be passed from one foster home to another... :(
You Can't Touch My Pain (Poetry) - 2/16/2013 4:42:14 PM
A very sad poem, Linda. Thank goodness the war in Afghan looks to be ending.
How Can You? (Poetry) - 2/13/2013 8:20:38 AM
Touched my heart in the deepest of parts, God's child you are!
You Can't Touch My Pain (Poetry) - 2/13/2013 8:19:24 AM
This is so incredibly beautiful, very well written Linda!
You Can't Touch My Pain (Poetry) - 2/11/2013 10:22:58 AM
Linda, this poem makes me cry, I remember my fellow soilders in Vietnam so many of them did not make it home! I am blest to be here to read your poem. It is awesome, you do yourself an injustice by not writing a book, God has your back and we all will support you here on Authorsden. Peace!!!
You Can't Touch My Pain (Poetry) - 2/9/2013 9:25:25 AM
I knew the twins would love this as they read it. I do too. I will forever salute those that fight for our freedom but I will always forever look for a way to create peace for all of us and remove the need for war.
You Can't Touch My Pain (Poetry) - 2/8/2013 8:22:55 AM
Awesome poetry, Linda; very well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
You Can't Touch My Pain (Poetry) - 2/8/2013 7:15:38 AM
The horror of war in a nutshell. It's worse for mothers, lovers, and children. They said my uncle George was crazy because he was, “shellshocked,” in World War I. The fact is that he was a medic and served in a military hospital in Georgia during the war, tending to the wounded and dying coming back from the trenches in Europe.
Why can't leaders see that war is insane.
You Can't Touch My Pain (Poetry) - 2/8/2013 4:49:53 AM
Poetry at its very best!!!! Beautifully penned, Linda!
You Can't Touch My Pain (Poetry) - 2/7/2013 9:43:28 PM
Wow! A well written poem that demands pause and reflection. Mom's pain for her loss is truly unthinkable and unimaginable. You have captured this thought very well.
I pray for peace in this land.
May you have peace, love and blessings that only the Lord can provide.
You Can't Touch My Pain (Poetry) - 2/7/2013 5:38:05 PM
all we can do is honor her
How Can You? (Poetry) - 1/30/2013 6:25:17 PM
How elegantly written, Linda. I think these questions are posed to everyone and not just to Christians as we all have spiritual needs and most of all the need for hope in the face of eternity. Your verse has excellent flow and resonance and conveys its gentle message rather well.
He Won't Hit Me Anymore (Poetry) - 1/20/2013 10:14:08 AM
this was one of the most chillingly told depictions of what far too many women experience, that i've ever read...surely to hit home for a lot of readers...thank you linda
Shadow's Played (Poetry) - 1/20/2013 10:08:11 AM
this was such an inspirational riveting write linda...pmedlin
Crossroads (Poetry) - 1/16/2013 1:14:25 AM
It's not a roll of the dice
Or luck on our side
It's the mountains we climb
The sins we can't hide
very simple and true, nicely put:)
A Child's View of Spouse Abuse (Poetry) - 1/15/2013 3:37:17 PM
your poem ignited old memories that I don't like to recall--a long time ago when I was about 8 I saw my Mother being beaten by our Father in a drunken rage--looking back on it just recently and thinking about it--it brought up a lot of Anger as to where was God in all of that awful moment of time? I recall my older sister crying and then he stopped....so what I felt was that perhaps God moved my sister to cry and He was actually there after all--for me it was a healing moment
How Can You? (Poetry) - 1/13/2013 10:49:00 AM
thank you linda this is a beautiful tool you given us to share with those that don't even know that they don't have to struggle with life's woes by themselves...pat
How Can You? (Poetry) - 1/11/2013 9:05:40 PM
thought provoking read
How Can You? (Poetry) - 1/8/2013 3:40:31 PM
How do the likes walk through life without any faith?
How Can You? (Poetry) - 1/7/2013 5:48:19 PM
Thank you for this poem, Linda! I have plans to use it with a friend who needs the Lord. I copied it and sent it to my son why has fallen away from the Lord, praying that he'll read it, and decide to rededicate his life. God bless your efforts...
How Can You? (Poetry) - 1/7/2013 1:26:40 PM
Love this. Though people have different beliefs, no matter what, you can't deny everyday miracles, which you have so beautifully articulated here.
How Can You? (Poetry) - 1/7/2013 9:05:53 AM
Beautifully penned and inspirational!
How Can You? (Poetry) - 1/7/2013 7:17:27 AM
i agree how can anyone
How Can You? (Poetry) - 1/6/2013 7:54:56 PM
These are scaery times without the LORD JESUS in your life! Linda, this is a magnificent piece of of God inspired Spiritual poetry! It is a call for repentence & salvation for us & sinners to change our lives for we are living in the last days and Jesus the Messiah is coming soon to fulfill God's plan and wipe every tear from our eyes! Alleluia!!! Peace!
How Can You? (Poetry) - 1/6/2013 7:17:41 PM
I don't know how anyone else can, but I know that I asm helpless without Jesus Christ in my life. He makes things worthwhile, brings joy in small pleasures, and consolation in sadness.
God bless you,
Angel In Waiting (Poetry) - 12/11/2012 5:54:09 AM
Beautifully penned, Linda....very touching....
Angel In Waiting (Poetry) - 12/10/2012 8:16:18 AM
Beautiful Linda and touching
Love and Light
Angel In Waiting (Poetry) - 12/9/2012 9:31:13 PM
fine art in poetry.
Angel In Waiting (Poetry) - 12/9/2012 8:31:13 PM
Well done Linda!
Who are we to say that Angels did not come our way.
We are mere mortals and that is true, but Angelic beings could be watching right now over me and you.
So when people doubt that there is a counter force from the demonic evil ways.
Just brush aside all doubt and unbelief and turn to what The Bible says.
Angel In Waiting (Poetry) - 12/9/2012 5:54:15 PM
It is Up To Us As Humans To
Do Something To Stop It
But Greed Enter$ Way As
Those Who Could Care Less,i.e.Its
Not There Child (Wallet$)Who Is
(Affected)Victim--Then it Does Listen
To Them Scream They Become
Self Glorified Martyrs!
Your Compassion Linda Is Of Few!
Your Friend, TRASK...
Angel In Waiting (Poetry) - 12/9/2012 5:18:49 PM
a fine write about our children and those we lose
Tribute to Ann (Poetry) - 11/17/2012 11:17:22 AM
For all the bad that comes of Internet use, there are ten time as many benefits...at least. Connecting with a friend from way back like you have was unlikely before, and...like the song I learned in Girl Scouts [a thousand years ago], "Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the other gold!" Hard to keep 'em with everybody moving all the time, but...hurrah for the Web. Two of YOU!!
x:)x Phyllis x:)x
Tribute to Ann (Poetry) - 11/13/2012 11:16:04 AM
YES, BEAUTIFUL POEM WROTE BY MY FRIEND LINDA WHO I CHERISH...I AM SO GLAD WE FOUND EACH OTHER AGAIN...I HOPE TO NEVER LOSE CONTACT WITH AGAIN....ALL MY LOVE ANN
Tribute to Ann (Poetry) - 11/13/2012 5:37:03 AM
Beautiful tribute to your friend, Linda!! Loved the lively lyrical lilt in your phrases!!! I'll bet Ann loves this tooo....
Tribute to Ann (Poetry) - 11/12/2012 8:50:09 AM
It sure is wonderful when the Internet helps us find old friends. Your poem about Ann is a gem she will cherish.
Tribute to Ann (Poetry) - 11/11/2012 11:05:11 PM
Awesome! A match made in heaven!Amen1
Tribute to Ann (Poetry) - 11/11/2012 10:00:20 PM
so wonderful that you found each other again...I hope you have fun catching up...hugs Kay
Tribute to Ann (Poetry) - 11/11/2012 6:33:53 PM
That's always a wojnderful thing to happen...
Take His Hand (Poetry) - 11/11/2012 6:00:33 PM
I'd like to have your permission to make this a post on my blog. www.jean-oathout.blogspot.com I hope to post it 12/3.
Tribute to Ann (Poetry) - 11/11/2012 4:42:07 PM
i am so glad you found your long lost friend, very nice message to her
Tribute to Ann (Poetry) - 11/11/2012 4:20:48 PM
I love this poem, I reunited with one of my friends from Childhood via facebook myself, my then best friend Chalise, it was a blessing chatting with her once again!!! And now I am even planning on a reunion!!! Thank you for sharing!!
America's Tears (Poetry) - 11/3/2012 5:20:59 PM
A VERY MOVING EMOTIONAL POEM....
Happy Mother's Day, Mama (Poetry) - 11/3/2012 5:18:52 PM
41 Years Ago.....My Mama Died (Poetry) - 10/25/2012 6:17:14 PM
Linda I Know You Will Be With Your Mom!
In My Own Near Death Experience' Its Proof--Also:
In My Grade School Class' There Was Girl
Whom Resembled Your Moms Picture--If I Could
Find My H S Graduation Book -I Lost Home
Everything I Could Keep Got Buried In Boxes!
But For Now Best Thing Is To Let Go
And Make Best Of What You Got Left
To Take Care For Yourself!
Tears, Your Friend,TRASK
41 Years Ago.....My Mama Died (Poetry) - 10/25/2012 4:52:59 AM
This is absolutely beautiful and far reaching ~
41 Years Ago.....My Mama Died (Poetry) - 10/23/2012 4:11:38 PM
Linda: Your mother will always be with you. This is a heartfelt tribute to her and today she is beside you. Believe that. Sometimes, when we are going about our days and we're not thinking daily of our loved one who have passed before us, I truly believe they remind us in a subtle, gentle way to not forget. Your Momma reminded you and because of her you wrote this beautiful poem.
God Bless You,
41 Years Ago.....My Mama Died (Poetry) - 10/23/2012 9:22:20 AM
closure is always difficult especially when we couldn't say goodbye ... but at least you have memories to carry you on ...
beautiful poem ...
41 Years Ago.....My Mama Died (Poetry) - 10/22/2012 5:03:30 PM
My mother crossed over to the other side May 9, 1969
I still miss her, but know she is around :) I know
her love for me has never changed as mine does not
You have my love and understanding darlin'
Love and Light
41 Years Ago.....My Mama Died (Poetry) - 10/22/2012 7:39:59 AM
Oh, if we could only go back to those happier times, But they are long gone and it is time that we forge ahead as every generation does. Let's hope they will think of you with this much reverence as you have for your mother.
41 Years Ago.....My Mama Died (Poetry) - 10/22/2012 5:31:47 AM
Oh my! What a completely heart warming tribute to your precious Mom! We never stop missing them, do we? But one thing's for certain...we carry them with us forever! Bless you, Linda....
41 Years Ago.....My Mama Died (Poetry) - 10/22/2012 4:22:25 AM
She is smiling. Budd
41 Years Ago.....My Mama Died (Poetry) - 10/21/2012 10:21:42 PM
Mom's are special. We get just one! Great tribute! Amen!
41 Years Ago.....My Mama Died (Poetry) - 10/21/2012 8:24:09 PM
This is a beautiful tribute to your mama, Linda. I lost my mom 69 years ago, and I feel just the way you do. God bless.
A Child's View of Spouse Abuse (Poetry) - 10/6/2012 7:52:53 PM
Oh I have so much melancholy for children in abusive and dysfunctional family environments. I pray that God sends Angels to watch over them because sometimes at a spur of a moment, that all they have! Great write Linda and thanks for sharing. Blessings to you!
He Won't Hit Me Anymore (Poetry) - 10/4/2012 7:17:47 AM
Such a sad situation well penned.
He Won't Hit Me Anymore (Poetry) - 10/3/2012 2:44:12 AM
touching and powerful words. I have friends who have told me those words. God bless. Baz
He Won't Hit Me Anymore (Poetry) - 10/2/2012 4:33:16 PM
You forge a personal connection with your readers, Linda, and your words touch and enlighten.
Jimmy (Poetry) - 9/27/2012 8:22:49 PM
Sad and very touching. I'm sorry for your loss... There are many who live that way , but I think perhaps for some , their life would be different if they could choose another path to walk on...M
He Won't Hit Me Anymore (Poetry) - 9/27/2012 8:19:02 PM
Your poems says much for the women who live in such an existance. Many should leave. It's not worth the torment and abuse they go through..Well said!...M
He Won't Hit Me Anymore (Poetry) - 9/26/2012 4:34:27 PM
Only Best From Most Compassionate Lady I Know...
Like I Said: May (God) Cut His Hands Off!
He Won't Hit Me Anymore (Poetry) - 9/26/2012 4:16:05 AM
GET OUT before its too late.
And I hope many listen to you.
He Won't Hit Me Anymore (Poetry) - 9/25/2012 5:44:52 PM
oh, Linda, I am breathless. This issue is such a problem. My ex hit me once and I had him hauled off to the military cop shop. Next day he was on his knees. It takes so much courage to believe that he WILL hit again and to turn and leave. To commit to something entirely against what you thought you had committed to. If you have gone through this, I am sorry that you did, and hope it is over.
He Won't Hit Me Anymore (Poetry) - 9/25/2012 4:43:45 PM
the directness of expression
is what makes this poem real and so
very worthwhile - it speaks directly
and intimately to the reader and hits home..
all assault is horrible and so many women
and some men suffer terribly;
fine work, Linda, thank you
He Won't Hit Me Anymore (Poetry) - 9/25/2012 1:22:22 PM
Great message, Linda....and I totally agree...it won't change...Get out! Nicely done...
He Won't Hit Me Anymore (Poetry) - 9/25/2012 1:18:55 PM
Well done Linda - get the word out!
No human being nor any animal deserves this kind of treatment. There is just nothing good about it. Get out now! Then seek help for the other person so they will not hurt another in this way ever again.
Peace, love and blessings,
John Michael Domino
He Won't Hit Me Anymore (Poetry) - 9/25/2012 1:07:21 PM
no wman deserves to be hit or abused in any way
He Won't Hit Me Anymore (Poetry) - 9/25/2012 12:34:17 PM
Something I have written about as a psychology major
Abusive relationships often the woman feels there is
no way out, but there is help. It takes a lot of
Love and Light
He Won't Hit Me Anymore (Poetry) - 9/25/2012 10:55:23 AM
Again and again, he lied to himself, and you. Cut the lie short, you know what to do.
He Won't Hit Me Anymore (Poetry) - 9/25/2012 6:12:26 AM
Sadly all too many abuse cases are never reported and the abusers are only empowered to do more damage...
He Won't Hit Me Anymore (Poetry) - 9/25/2012 6:06:50 AM
Linda, thank you for sharing this with your authorsden! Abuse is a terrible thing male or female and needs more awareness to be made known! I pray escape for anyone that has encountered this and relief is on the way for them.
Jimmy (Poetry) - 9/22/2012 6:27:03 AM
Wow Linda, these words speak volumes...
"It hurts so much
That you were living this way
We'd somehow lost touch
As the years slipped away
A tired, homeless man
With no where to go
I'm so sorry, dear brother
But I didn't know...."
Yes, many of us just don't know. That is why I support a homeless ministry. Sometimes I will not know how to help them, but God does.
Peace, love and blessings,
John Michael Domino
Jimmy (Poetry) - 9/5/2012 5:13:17 AM
great words linda to remind us that every homeless person we see out there is someone's brother sister mother or father with a story of their own and in need of love and encouragement. thank you for this
Jimmy (Poetry) - 9/3/2012 4:11:42 PM
(((((HUGS))))) love and prayer, Linda. So sorry ...
Jimmy (Poetry) - 8/30/2012 6:25:09 PM
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Jimmy (Poetry) - 8/30/2012 9:54:52 AM
I am sure you are haunted with "what ifs". What if I had only...His pain was his to bear and until he was ready to share there was nothing you could do. I am sorry for your loss: not only of your brother but of the innocence of your childhood memories with him. Beautifully written. Keep writing, for us, and for yourself! Be well, be strong, Kathy
Jimmy (Poetry) - 8/30/2012 9:18:40 AM
So sad. Made me think of my nephew, who stayed with me when he was thirteen and hid from me some destructive behavior. A good heavy equipment operator when he was sober, he got very abusive to his mother, my sister, and has been banished from the family. He may very well be on the street like your brother Jimmy.
Jimmy (Poetry) - 8/30/2012 5:41:42 AM
Aw! This is heartwrenching, Linda....I had a brother like that....rarely saw him...and then one day he was gone...console yourself with the fact you had no way of knowing he was in trouble...
Jimmy (Poetry) - 8/30/2012 4:11:54 AM
A wonderful tribute to your brother
He must have been a very strong soul
to survive. I am sure pride was in
the way of letting others know Linda.
All of us suffer from pride to a degree
Refusing to take help from another and
mostly family. For whatever our reasons
we never want to appear a failure in
the ability to take care of ourselves.
But as Karen said, there was a happy ending.
Love and Light
Jimmy (Poetry) - 8/29/2012 3:21:50 PM
Beautiful tribute to Jimmy; so glad his story has a happy ending; so many others do not ....
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn.
Jimmy (Poetry) - 8/29/2012 12:47:20 PM
You know- I just never do come across anything more beautiful than your heart Linda.
Thanks for sharing.
Heart breaking with a rare happy ending.
Don't Wake Me... (Poetry) - 8/22/2012 7:38:42 AM
Linda, it's been a while since I've contributed to the site and what a welcome back. Truly touching as ever. God bless
Don't Wake Me... (Poetry) - 8/20/2012 9:05:40 PM
What a sad poem. Even sadder is that it's happening right now. Hard to believe that we let it.
Don't Wake Me... (Poetry) - 8/20/2012 7:45:39 AM
Linda, this poem is sad and magnificent all weave in one! Just keep writing and praising God! I think you should reconsider writing a book of poetry. As well as you write poetry could substain you! Peace!!!
Brooke (Poetry) - 8/19/2012 6:15:34 PM
Oh my, how I sigh over that. I feel your love, your concerns and hopes for your lovely Brooke. Beautifully written. Yours so especially but any grandparent could relate and this one does. Be well, Kathy
Don't Wake Me... (Poetry) - 8/19/2012 2:31:44 PM
Of Course Most Only Compassionate Lady Authorsden!
Watch T V News--Its Save Whales,
Save Animals,To Hell With
Our Children Your Children!
Don't Wake Me... (Poetry) - 8/19/2012 9:34:44 AM
Unfortunately this is all too common in the childhoods of many poeple from today's children and back to yesterday's child as well. We must stand up for our children! Well stated, Linda, I get the idea you are a strong advocate. Be well, Kathy
A Child's View of Spouse Abuse (Poetry) - 8/19/2012 1:55:23 AM
So very sad..I will never understand the hows and whys of those that do this.....
Don't Wake Me... (Poetry) - 8/18/2012 7:06:24 PM
Wonderfully crafted, Linda...your work always seems to have a story that runs much farther than what is visible on the surface. Beautiful.
Don't Wake Me... (Poetry) - 8/18/2012 10:29:54 AM
Let's hope that this never happens to a child. That they would wake up to a nightmare rather than a pleasant childhood.
Don't Wake Me... (Poetry) - 8/18/2012 9:07:41 AM
A beautiful photo, a nice poem too! Let me sleep, just let me be! Blessings, Linda!
Don't Wake Me... (Poetry) - 8/18/2012 3:43:13 AM
wow!...such a sad touching write
Don't Wake Me... (Poetry) - 8/18/2012 3:08:01 AM
Heartwrenching write; no child should ever have to live in fear of their parents!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :(
Don't Wake Me... (Poetry) - 8/18/2012 1:24:09 AM
Great eye-opening poetry Linda!
Kids need to be treated right and need to live happy, wholesome lives.
"Sleep in heavenly peace."
Don't Wake Me... (Poetry) - 8/17/2012 2:17:54 PM
sleep is the great refresher and solace where none else exists, you have penned this perfectly
Don't Wake Me... (Poetry) - 8/17/2012 1:08:22 PM
Speaking of a person who has been there Linda, sadly this goes on all too often. I have taken in many a run-away over the years who were sadly hurt and not loved as a child should be.
Excellent you have written this so well and I feel from experience.
Love and Light
Don't Wake Me... (Poetry) - 8/17/2012 12:35:51 PM
As a nurse, I have seen, heard and been involved in cases that are just this way......Deeply written from your heart, are these sad realities....Great post...
Take His Hand (Poetry) - 8/12/2012 10:35:29 AM
Poems like this will touch people's hearts and help them to realize they are not alone. How amazing that God speaks through you and many other poets.
The River's Whisper (Poetry) - 8/6/2012 11:15:12 AM
You never know what's going on in someone's mind. Powerful way of underlining that truth....\
Brooke (Poetry) - 8/3/2012 4:58:28 AM
A beautiful tribute to your lovely Brooke.
A Hug Is The Souls Kiss (Poetry) - 7/30/2012 2:25:35 PM
Beautiful! Simply beautiful! A hug is sharing love from one soul to another.
Welcome ALL (Poetry) - 7/29/2012 5:00:19 AM
you are so right. a quick turn of fate and...it could very well be any one of us. thanks share
Brooke (Poetry) - 7/28/2012 11:20:29 PM
you've given her the very best gift...your prayers. well done. thank you
Brooke (Poetry) - 7/27/2012 5:55:50 PM
Hello Linda, this is such a beautiful tribute to your granddaughter!
I felt your love for her as I read; you chose your words very carefully.
Thanks for sharing, and continued success.
Barbara J. Henry
The River's Whisper (Poetry) - 7/27/2012 5:49:35 PM
What a powerful work,Linda; things are Not always what they seem are they?
This poem says so much about "appearances".
Thanks for sharing.
Barbara J. Henry
Brooke (Poetry) - 7/27/2012 1:23:18 PM
This sis a very loving poem, Linda. It's unfortunate but inevitable tht kids grow up. The best thing we can hope for is that every child have a loving presence like your in their lives.
The River's Whisper (Poetry) - 7/26/2012 6:40:48 AM
Peace is more than skin deep
great poem Linda!
Brooke (Poetry) - 7/26/2012 6:30:50 AM
Brooke is very blessed to have a Nana who tells her of her love. There are many grandparents who either are not able express to their love in words, or choose not to, for whatever reasons.
I just praise God so much for giving us the ability to communicate and share our deepest feelings in so many ways. Wonderful write, Linda.
Blessings to you,
Brooke (Poetry) - 7/24/2012 7:06:03 PM
Linda let go trust God and watch Him show up and act out on Brook's behalf because of your prayers for her and your love. God will answer your prayers because you are one of His! Alleluia!! This poem is one of your best very beautifully, majestically and humbly written. Peace!!!
Brooke (Poetry) - 7/24/2012 6:58:11 AM
Your poem is a love story that most nanas wish they could write. I hope she appreciates the writing about her as much as I do.
Brooke (Poetry) - 7/23/2012 8:37:55 AM
Aw! I SOOOOOOOO get the love between a grammy and her grandchild....you should read this to her, Linda...I'm sure she'd be thrilled to hear it.....
Brooke (Poetry) - 7/23/2012 7:38:26 AM
Very beautiful granddaughter Linda. We cannot protect them, we can only love them and hope for the best holding them up in prayer and meditations. All parents and the like have these very normal fears for their children.
Beautiful girl :)
Love and Light
Brooke (Poetry) - 7/22/2012 10:06:13 PM
Very beautiful young lady; wonderful tribute to your teen grandchild!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Brooke (Poetry) - 7/22/2012 4:16:02 PM
Very nice poetic love letter praising your treasured one, Brooke. My advice as a parent is, "You are the company you keep and you become like those who you spend the most time with." As long as she is in good company and has the Lord in her heart she will do just fine.
Brooke (Poetry) - 7/22/2012 11:26:15 AM
Truly a loving write and a gift for your granddaughter. Thank you for sharing, Linda. Love, peace, and blessings,
The River's Whisper (Poetry) - 7/19/2012 8:22:52 PM
This one cut into my feelings like a knife at the end. Great composition.
Crossroads (Poetry) - 7/18/2012 8:38:10 AM
putting the ball in the right court...a great message...inspiring.
One Touch Of Your Hand (Poetry) - 7/18/2012 8:33:44 AM
it doesn't take much, when its the real thing...just a touch
I'm Ready When You Are (Poetry) - 7/18/2012 8:30:19 AM
this is our 'destiny', all of us...we cannot escape it. and it boils down to either accepting it or...fighting it. i'd rather...'im ready whey you are...'. excellent and thank you
The River's Whisper (Poetry) - 7/13/2012 8:05:43 AM
happiness is emotionally subjective and so is the way people react to their perception of it ... very well written ...
How Can I Make A Difference (Poetry) - 7/9/2012 9:29:21 AM
BY DOING EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND, AS YOU SAID, THROUGH PRAYER. THANKS FOR THIS AWESOME WORK. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
The River's Whisper (Poetry) - 7/7/2012 10:59:44 AM
Wow powerful poem Linda. Yes our outer selves can portray a very different picture to the inner turmoil. I pray anyone reading this who is feeling suicidal may be able to open up to someone even just one person they can trust and know that they are precious, all of them not just whats on the outside but the dark stuff inside too. God sees it all but his love is beyond words. Thank you for writing such a moving and thought provoking poem Linda. God bless. Baz
Take His Hand (Poetry) - 7/5/2012 1:39:04 PM
Magnificent, don't know how it miss it. Keep loving God and sharing him with the world! Thanks, Alleluia!! Peace!!!
The River's Whisper (Poetry) - 7/4/2012 12:18:43 PM
Powerful! I feel the quiet desperation & relate to her ability to camouflage truth!
The River's Whisper (Poetry) - 7/3/2012 5:26:58 PM
this is the kind of writing i aspire to...beautifully done...leading the reader to a dramatic uneexpected end...just great in my book...wow linda...just the perfect 'grabber'
The River's Whisper (Poetry) - 7/3/2012 1:28:14 PM
no...no one never knows, but that 'special someone' should. sad...a fine work. thanks for the share
The River's Whisper (Poetry) - 7/3/2012 7:16:34 AM
Yes perfection can be a killer. Great capture of suicides that take us by surprise.
The River's Whisper (Poetry) - 7/3/2012 5:37:59 AM
Wow! Never expected that!!! Very well done, Linda....love the attention to detail..and you're absolutely right...we just don't know what another is thinking...the outside might look polished and perfect...but the inside is often shattered....Great job!
The River's Whisper (Poetry) - 7/2/2012 1:50:10 PM
A very good poem, Linda, I like it.
The River's Whisper (Poetry) - 7/2/2012 10:25:58 AM
This is so sad but you have well stated what life is like. We see the book's cover. Not always do we read it, nor understand it when we do...
The River's Whisper (Poetry) - 7/2/2012 6:32:12 AM
This is the kind this is the kind of poetry I admire. There are often deep seated problems in superficial lives.
The River's Whisper (Poetry) - 7/2/2012 3:47:51 AM
It is said, we often wear a mask behind the true us in some cases.
Wonderful write and thought provoking
Love and Light
The River's Whisper (Poetry) - 7/2/2012 2:10:46 AM
Suicide is perhaps one of the most personal acts a person can perform. The acts or warnings leading up to them are often in plain sight and yet most people fail to recognize them, especially if it is someone we love or care about. It has no boundaries...rich or poor, male or female, young or old, beautiful or ugly...
Shadow's Played (Poetry) - 7/1/2012 6:23:22 PM
Very nice, Linda. I like the "you decide for yourself" ending.
The River's Whisper (Poetry) - 7/1/2012 6:20:31 PM
you are right, we rarely see the truth