Recent Reviews for Lonnie Hicks
97 Issues People Care Most About. (Short Story) - 6/18/2013 6:19:14 AM|
It is disheartening, even though Paul Ehrlich wrote “The Population Bomb” as early as 1967 that most people can't get their arms around our very severe world population problem. As draconian as it was, China's one child policy saved the country to become the economic powerhouse it has become. That idea should spread voluntarily throughout the world. If everyone elected to have only one child, after two or three generations we could see great improvement in society.
The climate also seems to be one of those issues that it's hard to push for, probably because most Americans are such greedy users of gasoline, air-conditioning and every electrical and electronic device they can get their hands on. Consumption, excess by its very nature, is destroying the climate (and the planet) and we need to act faster before we reach the often warned, “tipping point.”
As for Pat Medlin's worry about Islam. I have the same worry about all religions. I don't know if Pat has, but I have traveled to Muslim countries and stayed in the homes of Muslims. Their lifestyles are very secular, like Americans. However, once their religion gets control of government, life becomes oppressive and many are fearful of losing what they have so they don't speak out against their religion or their oppression––except in the Arab Spring, where dissenters have been dealt with very harshly.
In spite of this, I think the Internet and world opinion will win out in the end and the like the threat of communism, the threat of Islam will die a slow death.
97 Issues People Care Most About. (Short Story) - 6/18/2013 4:44:53 AM
you know what i DIDN"T see on the list....'the very real threat of islam' to us and why the muslim issue is being so covered, dismissed or just plain ignored. i did see only the item re: something about pursecution of Christians ,,,,in other countries...which is only part of the danger......i appreciate these queries you do Lonnie...causes some thinking in some of our more dormant grey matter
War in Syria? (Short Story) - 6/16/2013 6:15:04 AM
I hope not. Like Reg, I think that war is a waste of humanity and resources. I understand the need for people to rise up against oppression, and many that have risen up have been put down, but nonviolent protest almost always wins, even if it takes longer. Supplying the rebels with arms will probably only escalate the conflict and more innocents will die. I'm for a concerted effort to cut the head off the dragon, because the will to fight on without leadership, however diabolical, will wane without a strong king to provide money for loyalty.
War in Syria? (Short Story) - 6/15/2013 5:50:44 PM
Thank you, Lonnie. I am sick of war. I am sick of political, financial and religious systems destroying this planet. Seriously. Enough is enough and Earthians have learned nothing. Love and peace to you,
The National Security State: Have We Lost Our Democracy? (Short Story) - 6/11/2013 4:52:04 PM
Lonnie, thank you for presenting all this information.
The National Security State: Have We Lost Our Democracy? (Short Story) - 6/11/2013 1:33:22 AM
We are not losing our democracy...lots of dictators win elections with 95% of the vote time after time .....We are losing our freedom.
The National Security State: Have We Lost Our Democracy? (Short Story) - 6/4/2013 6:08:22 AM
You touched on the apocalyptic nature of my recent short story, Scanned.
It's a two-edged sword, multiplied by the recent advent of the Internet and smart phones making every incident in the world instantaneous news. Whereas we used to wait for the newspapers and television to sort through the events of the day and provide us with summaries of what was happening, we now have individuals as news reporters on the scene, live, making every incident important regardless whether it is or not.
We've always had terrorism. Bombings and riots in the past, as well as as vindictive killings and assassinations, like the one that started World War I. The strike on 9/11 changed all that. In our paranoia, we instituted laws that infringe on our freedom. It will take civil disobedience, petitioning and educated voting to correct some of the overreach created by our overreaction.
In time we will come to think of our instantaneous world as a blessing once we mature enough and it to understand that every incident in life is not a major catastrophe but something that is quite normal and always has been.
PS. DNA testing and identification is the best thing is ever happened. We no longer have to rely on false eyewitness accounts and misidentification to wrongly prosecuted innocent people.
Kids for Cash-America's Privatized Prison System-Is Justice Done Here? (Short Story) - 5/29/2013 5:08:22 AM
Yes, it's a disgrace how privatization of the prison system and the interlocking of judges, lawyers and private contractors feathering their nests has created a situation where youngsters are introduced to prison too soon, and, as a result of harsh penalties for victimless crimes, resulted in warehousing a part of our population that least needs being criminalized for trying to survive.
I personally know two women who were imprisoned unfairly. Upon returning to society they needed my help to get employment and housing, something that is quite easily denied to anyone who went to prison, regardless if they were railroaded or not.
Mr. Period (Short Story) - 5/20/2013 8:45:05 AM
how,. creatively:; funny...and fun. to READ....
Mr. Period (Short Story) - 5/17/2013 11:10:13 AM
Hilarious rant, Lonnie!!! Love it!
The Common Sense Guide to Life and Love (Short Story) - 5/17/2013 6:57:50 AM
Extraordinary insights, Lonnie, thank you :))xx
The Common Sense Guide to Life and Love (Short Story) - 5/13/2013 5:19:54 AM
And it truly is all common sense...thanks for sharing, Lonnie..
What is The Truth Behind Charter Schools? (Short Story) - 5/12/2013 8:01:15 AM
I haven't read the articles, but charter schools are just another way that capitalists have undermined excellent government services through deregulation. There have always been elitist schools for the rich. Taking that model and turning it into a for-profit business, like mail services, telephone services, and other formerly government services becoming businesses, the idea always was to improve the quality of education because the elitist, private schools always produced better educated (or at least better connected, graduates).
As I constantly proved every time we tried to outsource services at our university, it always costs more to privatize because of the resulting profit. Mismanagement and greed, when combined with profit, often lead to miss placement of funds and it's the students that suffer from funds siphoned off from their education.
The result of charter schools over the past decade has accelerated the resegregation of our public schools to the point where we are returning to the 1950s apartheid in our schools today. We are literally erasing the long fought battle for civil rights. And, it's mostly about greed and the rich getting richer at our children's expense.
The Seduction of the Vampire-The Video-Plus Eight Others (Short Story) - 5/5/2013 8:23:16 PM
Great idea. I agree strongly with Odin, put the text higher and maybe find more readable friendly type style. Make the whole thing movie faster between desolves as well as getting to the next text, so it's more like reading a book. And choose more 'movie style' dramatic music, that changes and supports the image. Yes, more work, but you can use this when you go from 'experiment' and 'completed work' that you stand by. Repeating, good work, I know you worked hard on it. I think you have something that some will really enjoy. I've turned my novels into full cast audio-books with film quality effects and music and you took it one step further than I did. Very inspirering. I'm serious. Continued success. Paul
The Seduction of the Vampire-The Video-Plus Eight Others (Short Story) - 5/3/2013 7:55:37 AM
Interesting experiment. My suggestion is to close the gap between text changes, and to raise the text up a bit as the sound bar while watching it tends to interfere with the last line of each stanza. I also think the dissolves are a bit too drawn out. They could be shortened without losing any impact.
The Rose and The Thorn: The Video--Now Out (Short Story) - 4/29/2013 6:28:23 AM
Very creative and engaging. I've only tried a couple of videos with my voice and it didn't turn out very well. Keep up the good work.
The Rose and The Thorn: The Video--Now Out (Short Story) - 4/29/2013 5:01:45 AM
The Rose and The Thorn: The Video--Now Out (Short Story) - 4/26/2013 3:22:36 PM
Einstein: How do Galaxies Work? Updated: 6/12/13 (Short Story) - 4/23/2013 6:50:30 AM
Intriguing. When I have time I must find out more about this Hannes Alfven character.
Einstein: How do Galaxies Work? Updated: 6/12/13 (Short Story) - 4/22/2013 1:49:29 PM
Enlightening! This subject fascinates me too.
My War With The Fleas-The Story: Chapter Two (Short Story) - 3/18/2013 3:02:10 PM
Love the imagery here!
My poor Mangy insomniac dog has been scratching madly for a year due to allergies!
Ham-Fisted Times (Short Story) - 3/18/2013 12:38:59 PM
That's telling it like it is, love it...Bob-
Ham-Fisted Times (Short Story) - 3/18/2013 5:29:14 AM
I love the way you let the ropes down to all here, yes and warm the cold fires! Yes beautifully crafted indeed!
Music I Love (Short Story) - 3/13/2013 6:38:37 AM
I'm surprised to see so many of my favorites on a list of one so much younger ... thanks for the insight ...
Flushed-The Story (Short Story) - 2/25/2013 3:01:49 PM
Enchanting! I can hear it all through your words.
Burning Fire (Poetry) - 3/15/2013 8:23:27 AM
Perhaps words cannot develop in the language of our time what needs to be expressed here. By and by I read between the lines, and so like your breastworks of literary song styling here, that I feel the warmth in every poetic breath you take.
An Icicle Kiss-The Story (Poetry) - 3/15/2013 8:20:17 AM
Anti-cold, Anti-fragile. Like this powerful poet who writes so well, I give kudos to you, sir!
A Poetries (Poetry) - 3/15/2013 8:17:42 AM
I I I love it, Lonnie Hicks. Period.
An Icicle Kiss-The Story (Poetry) - 2/24/2013 12:23:47 PM
The winter rose, petals steel forged. So tenderly and perfectly speaks of beauty revealed in character. Stunning work Lonnie.
Burning Fire (Poetry) - 2/20/2013 9:50:00 AM
You are an amazing romance poet Lonnie. This poem melts down slowly and hot like candle wax, forming a pattern of passion.
Burning Fire (Poetry) - 2/12/2013 10:08:19 AM
Sizzling.......as smoldering as it gets! Nicely done, Lonnie!
Burning Fire (Poetry) - 2/12/2013 8:55:31 AM
Now, that's an erotic poem if I ever read one! I can see by the below comments that it appeals to the chicks.
Burning Fire (Poetry) - 2/12/2013 6:12:33 AM
oh my lonnie....i found myself holding my breath reading this several times over and am falling short of words to describe the beauty of the emotions this oh so romantic piece brought forth....p
Burning Fire (Poetry) - 2/12/2013 5:23:30 AM
Astonishingly enchanting passionate poetry!
Burning Fire (Poetry) - 2/12/2013 3:17:05 AM
this is beautiful lovers poetry Lonnie
romantically intimate moments &
Pomegranate Candles & Raspberry Ice
The Rose: Thorn and Soul (Poetry) - 2/5/2013 11:44:21 AM
Yes, we tend to get caught up in the heat of the moment. With time for reflection, things become clear and we can see the error in our ways. Beautifully written and conveyed.
The Rose: Thorn and Soul (Poetry) - 2/5/2013 11:08:00 AM
Man that last sentence holds a wealth of truth!!!We are indeed all the people we have ever loved and they us...we need to look at past loves as teachers...hold on to the lessons they taught us (good or bad), and move on...Awesome write, Lonnie...
The Rose: Thorn and Soul (Poetry) - 2/4/2013 6:33:02 PM
You lost me somewhere among the roses, the blood, and the thorns,but I think you nailed it with your final thought. Well done,
The Rose: Thorn and Soul (Poetry) - 2/4/2013 1:18:49 PM
Your poetry is so beautiful. So much begins in playfulness, trust, this need to connect and then before I even know what hits me comes that pain. What a wonderful ending to this.
The Rose: Thorn and Soul (Poetry) - 2/4/2013 1:03:35 PM
Life sinks into us like a thorn at times. Love the depth of this poem as all romantics must.
Candy Canes (Poetry) - 1/20/2013 12:16:41 PM
Sensually engaging, I love the images as well, Lonnie. Well done! Love and peace to you,
Dead, Dying and the Dreamer (Poetry) - 1/20/2013 11:06:39 AM
whoa pony whoa! this was without a doubt the most powerfully emotive piece i've read in a long long time...must go back and re-read..slowly ...looks like i was a long time in finding it and glad that i have...pat
Boundary-less (Poetry) - 1/20/2013 10:55:31 AM
what a sensuous dance you took us through lonnie...a romantic glimpse of what those of us without enforced boundaries yearn for...an insightful beautifully worded piece for sure...pat
'Good Poets and Bad Poets (Poetry) - 1/20/2013 10:20:11 AM
Candy Canes (Poetry) - 12/14/2012 4:39:39 AM
The arousing taste that oozes the verse into candy cane striped lines, a well crafted sweet heart piece.
Moon Hair (Poetry) - 10/22/2012 10:53:08 AM
so gentle, such silvery gliding words of wistful remembering...i could feel each nuance of emotions.
how i would love to hear Garrison Keillor's rendition of reciting this wonderful work
Dream Lover (Poetry) - 10/8/2012 9:29:04 PM
A wonderful ode of love.....M
A Paper Rose (Poetry) - 10/8/2012 9:26:23 PM
A beautiful sharing. It takes the reader there! ...M
A Paper Rose (Poetry) - 10/7/2012 4:11:25 PM
Very lovely as is the Rose's fragrance filling your mind to the paper. thank you-
Dead, Dying and the Dreamer (Poetry) - 9/27/2012 3:39:59 AM
Oh my, this is powerful. Yes the dreamers and their dreams live on.
A Paper Rose (Poetry) - 9/27/2012 3:39:04 AM
Lonnie this is such a unique poem. To be the inspriation of poetry, those who are poetic could wish for no greater honor or caress. Yes this is the way it is with poetic souls they give and receive paper roses which are more precious and fragrant than the flower.
A Paper Rose (Poetry) - 9/25/2012 12:38:12 PM
I am new to your sight, but will return often. The words you write form a strong relationship between the writer and the one to receive the beautiful words you have written to them in what seems to be an effortless flow from your golden quill. This is a mini masterpiece!
A Paper Rose (Poetry) - 9/25/2012 4:02:58 AM
I like your poem and layout, Lonnie
A Paper Rose (Poetry) - 9/24/2012 8:04:56 AM
Beautiful phrasing, Lonnie....very nicely penned!It's so true that lives intertwine through writing....it's not just the places we can visit through another's eyes...it's the glimpse into another's soul....
A Paper Rose (Poetry) - 9/23/2012 10:05:05 AM
We can give no greater legacy that our writing. And your writing is superb!
A Paper Rose (Poetry) - 9/22/2012 6:11:36 AM
Your poetry feels like music as you transform soft centering words into a rose which comes into focus, even has fragrance.
A Paper Rose (Poetry) - 9/21/2012 3:41:39 PM
a beautiful 'gift'...that lasts forever. thanks
A Paper Rose (Poetry) - 9/21/2012 3:01:06 PM
this is probably the most beautiful explantion of why we write that could have ever been written...thank you lonnie...our writing is a 'paper rose' gift to all we love and revere. what an exqisite way of saying so....pat
Dead, Dying and the Dreamer (Poetry) - 9/17/2012 9:57:25 AM
I agree… Outstanding! You have struck at the core of the matter. Life is for the living and we should live to the full and not spend our time thinking about what we're doing wrong, but spend our time doing right. What we do right will live long after us.
Dead, Dying and the Dreamer (Poetry) - 9/15/2012 3:02:59 PM
Oh, this is so good! This is amazing.
Being Dead (Poetry) - 9/7/2012 4:30:41 PM
oh i loved this. super thought. very provoking...that we must make a diffference while we are ALIVE...we must rejoice in life. thanks again-so enjoyed this poem/story/the sharing of your thoughts!
Alphabets (Poetry) - 9/7/2012 4:26:47 PM
i have not been reading in AD for quite some time now, oh what i have missed! another super read. thanks! thanks! i smiled thinking of you and reflecting on the rest of us...confused!
Boundary-less (Poetry) - 9/7/2012 4:20:54 PM
oh! i so loved this piece. how lovely. i saw her and loved her too. beautiful piece-so glad you shared.
Moon Hair (Poetry) - 9/7/2012 4:17:51 PM
When we "cannot" speak, our heart does. Lovely sentiment and beautifully written.
thank you for sharing-
Moon Hair (Poetry) - 8/23/2012 4:20:15 AM
Beautifully penned, Lonnie! Guess we all have "what if" moments to reflect upon...lovely phrasing.
Moon Hair (Poetry) - 8/22/2012 12:00:05 PM
My goodness Lonnie, this is gorgeous and very emotive.
Moon Hair (Poetry) - 8/22/2012 7:22:10 AM
Lovely writing Lonnie bringing to life not only past memories but giving 'flummoxed' a place to call home.
Moon Hair (Poetry) - 8/21/2012 11:24:23 AM
A beautiful remembrance, beautifully expressed. I too had those moments, those opportunities to connect that somehow, it didn't happen.
Moon Hair (Poetry) - 8/21/2012 11:22:01 AM
Marvelous emotion in this, and gentle and resonant ~
Moon Hair (Poetry) - 8/21/2012 11:02:56 AM
You've penned a gentle and poignant chapter of life. The sense of melancholy's insistence is only upstaged by the fine sense of humble understanding. Well done.
A Sliver Moon (Poetry) - 8/6/2012 9:40:49 AM
Enjoyed this very much. Filled with a rare vulnerable sensuality.
Then and Now (Poetry) - 8/3/2012 5:24:17 AM
Love so intense it aches!
Boundary-less (Poetry) - 8/3/2012 5:22:39 AM
A wonderful characterization Lonnie. To have no boundary at all must bring such a feeling of being lost. Well penned as always.
Boundary-less (Poetry) - 8/2/2012 10:55:10 AM
This is so melodic, and with a fascinating perspective.
I hope you are well, and enjoying summer's blooms!
Boundary-less (Poetry) - 7/28/2012 11:30:46 PM
When one finds the right 'container'...they know. well done. thank you.
Boundary-less (Poetry) - 7/27/2012 11:10:59 AM
Sometimes when we crossover, we find riches far beyond what we sought, when we find love. Beautiful.
Boundary-less (Poetry) - 7/27/2012 4:20:58 AM
Wow! This leaves one breathless....Beautifully and sensually penned, Lonnie....great phrasing!
Being Dead (Poetry) - 7/26/2012 8:24:30 PM
A seriously good piece of imaginative writing. Coooool!
Boundary-less (Poetry) - 7/26/2012 8:07:44 PM
Interesting: you have framed the female as the gushing force to be contained and the male as the containing discipline. In Kabbalah, we say the first aspect of duality is Chockmah, the male force, bursting forth without discipline. This force is contained by Binah, the female force of severity.
But of course, all things are mirrored at the various levels of existence.
Then and Now (Poetry) - 7/16/2012 8:21:55 AM
Awesome phrasing here, Lonnie! Loved this!
Then and Now (Poetry) - 7/14/2012 7:07:18 PM
Well done! Sounds like my first encounter with marriage. Not always smooth but then few roads are all of the time. Amen
Then and Now (Poetry) - 7/13/2012 9:29:12 AM
Read like a rocky relationship held together by love.
Then and Now (Poetry) - 7/12/2012 2:25:55 AM
well said, enjoyed the read
Then and Now (Poetry) - 7/11/2012 6:14:04 PM
This is beautiful, especially building to
..."but not able to look for fear you’ll evaporate
and I will again be crushed in the aching dark."
A Sliver Moon (Poetry) - 6/29/2012 4:03:22 PM
This, sir, is an absolutely beautiful piece. Epic & classic all at once - Bravo!
Night's Rituals (Poetry) - 6/18/2012 3:00:16 AM
Lonnie this is gorgeous poetry. Romantic, sensual, exciting yet deeply comforting. You are a master of the romance genre.
Summer's Yearnings (Poetry) - 5/22/2012 10:26:15 AM
Eloquent and full of passion. Looks like you're in for some global warming this summer. Patrick
Alphabets (Poetry) - 5/19/2012 6:42:25 AM
Reading this piece took me back to my first visit to MOMA after being away from NY for a long time... missing it after living there for 13 years. I sad down on a bench and gazed, transfixed on a Pollock painting and found a similar conundrum of thinking how the artist determined his connection of dots, just as you have outlined in erudite fashion the challenge of determining letters, spaces, words and that universal inspiration you use music to exemplify: silence. A well placed nudge for we writer to avoid those with pompous answers, and seek out the often labeled pariahs with questions. Thank you for the exploration.
Our World (Poetry) - 5/19/2012 6:33:07 AM
The "gentle breather" as I noted in a previous review, you have a gentle style,limpid without sentimentality. And... you have a handle on the answer: "All life is mixed between the us and the not us." Rich.
Night's Rituals (Poetry) - 5/19/2012 6:27:39 AM
In a world of trite sentiments regarding relationships, this was truly a pleasure to read. You have a the ability to express respect for the other, a quality difficult to find in today's "One-night-stand marriages." Gentle and masculine. Also rare to find. Well done.
Summer's Yearnings (Poetry) - 5/13/2012 3:09:15 PM
So poised, somehow, so balanced, as lusty desires and healthy needs are beautifully expressed ~
Summer's Yearnings (Poetry) - 5/12/2012 6:47:16 PM
thanks for this ode...the beginning of what promises to be a 'fulfilling' summer.
Summer's Yearnings (Poetry) - 5/11/2012 6:31:28 PM
That is passionate and beautifully written Lonnie.
And To Break Into (Poetry) - 5/4/2012 4:22:23 PM
Yes worth it, stunning poem.
Our World (Poetry) - 5/4/2012 11:59:58 AM
Exquisite poem Lonnie.
Bad Boys and Sweet Girls (Poetry) - 5/4/2012 11:59:05 AM
Too bad some never really grow up and grow wise.
Being Dead (Poetry) - 4/30/2012 3:07:02 PM
Rich in philosophical questions ~
You are so good at making us think, Lonnie!
To me, this reflects our culture's attitude toward mourning, which is much too cursory. I want to keep the people alive forever in my heart, even if I mourn forever. I want to pay the price of love and never have any such thing as closure. Sorry, I am digressing!
Being Dead (Poetry) - 4/26/2012 2:23:50 PM
I do know where i'm going many don't and i'll find answers i am looking for here on earth and cannot find, waiting for the ending to this also, good write here.
Being Dead (Poetry) - 4/21/2012 12:15:04 PM
can't wait to see where this interesting story goes....for sure...you've gotten MY attention.....twighlight zone material...love it
Being Dead (Poetry) - 4/21/2012 9:18:22 AM
An interesting story.
Being Dead (Poetry) - 4/20/2012 10:32:55 AM
Being Dead (Poetry) - 4/20/2012 9:53:13 AM
Very creative writing, makes one think!
Being Dead (Poetry) - 4/19/2012 5:58:29 PM
This reminds me of a movie - the title escapes me. Made me wonder... what id I am really... you know.
Smart Apes (Poetry) - 4/12/2012 8:38:13 PM
Stupid is as stupid does. Smart is a six letter word. Patrick
Smart Apes (Poetry) - 4/3/2012 4:14:30 AM
All of this is sad truth! Humans deemed themselves to be the most intelligent species on Earth....but how smart were we really???? We've destroyed so many beautiful natural treasures that can never be replaced....this one's a keeper, Lonnie....loved your phrasing
Smart Apes (Poetry) - 4/2/2012 5:00:24 PM
in a way it consoles me
(but only in a way) that 99%
of all the species that ever inhabited this
planet are extinct, so we no doubt, smart
or not smart, shall have our turn to go
and probably it'll be sooner than we imagine
thank you, Lonnie, for prodding me awake
Summer Fire (Poetry) - 3/20/2012 7:21:32 PM
excellent. great use of imagery!
Summer Fire (Poetry) - 3/16/2012 4:36:41 AM
This is stunning, Lonnie!!! Your phrasing is captivating!
Summer Fire (Poetry) - 3/14/2012 9:45:43 PM
i enjoy, want and need them both. but what is best for me? wisdom says, spring's green shoot offerings. thanks for sharing.
Summer Fire (Poetry) - 3/14/2012 7:51:25 AM
A love poem with a lesson. Well penned and hopelessly romantic.
Summer Fire (Poetry) - 3/13/2012 8:26:50 PM
That is lovely Lonnie!!
Summer Fire (Poetry) - 3/13/2012 12:14:12 PM
Mmmm exhilarating! Christmas colors yet here they belong to summer and some beautiful lady...
Anyway the red headed ladies always outdo all the rest of us, making such a luscious big entrance. My mother was one and the freckles of a red head are delightful to look at. What a perfect last line.
Paper Thin (Poetry) - 2/21/2012 6:30:22 PM
Beautiful phrasing in a style that comes absolutely alive ~
Summer's Kiss (Poetry) - 2/11/2012 11:26:35 AM
Symbolically meaningful and engaging; thank you, Lonnie. Love and peace to you,
Summer's Kiss (Poetry) - 2/11/2012 11:06:45 AM
Touching amour of seasons come seasons lost. Warm's my frozen soul.
Lonnie, here's hoping your summer star-kissed dreams come true. An avid star-watcher, I always love a nod to the beauty above, so thank you Lonnie for taking me back there again.
Summer's Kiss (Poetry) - 2/10/2012 10:54:22 AM
Very nice poem Lonnie & thanks for sharing! :)
Summer's Kiss (Poetry) - 2/10/2012 12:50:48 AM
Nice poem here, Lonnie. Obviously written by someone who grew up in Chicago...like myself. Kissed those winters good-bye 18 years ago.
Summer's Kiss (Poetry) - 2/7/2012 9:44:30 PM
Deep roots ensure a summer's blossom. Patrick
Summer's Kiss (Poetry) - 2/6/2012 5:00:51 PM
Lovely writing, Lonnie! Filled with promise and hope!
Gnarled Lust (Poetry) - 2/3/2012 10:09:44 PM
the history of man evolved from your words, you sights and sounds and pictures of the pain endured by ....not all... but those the chosen. beautiful poetic pain...
Summer's Kiss (Poetry) - 2/3/2012 10:07:27 PM
beautiful sadness wrapped in the joy of love and life reborn...in spring.
Summer's Kiss (Poetry) - 2/3/2012 5:07:32 PM
Such a sweet poem with the stirring of Eros rousing spring in the heart. Nothing like a kiss to revive life!
Summer's Kiss (Poetry) - 2/3/2012 4:52:23 PM
...I am always looking for that first tulip..a summer kiss is one to plant (right on the lips) Beautiful Poem!
Gnarled Lust (Poetry) - 1/16/2012 5:37:16 AM
Dark and brooding and penned to perfection!!!!!! Classic phrasing, Lonnie....Awesome writing!
Gnarled Lust (Poetry) - 1/15/2012 3:51:30 PM
Humans do appear to be a lost cause in this life/space/time. Thank you, Lonnie. Love and peace to you,
Gnarled Lust (Poetry) - 1/14/2012 3:23:43 PM
Fine writing, thought provoking. Isn't it a shame so much evil is done in the name of good?
A Sliver Moon (Poetry) - 1/14/2012 3:22:36 PM
Incredibly sensual and classic. Metophorically delicious!
Night's Breath (Poetry) - 1/14/2012 3:21:25 PM
Romance gets no better than this, so very beautiful Lonnie. All the things a true lover is to the one he loves.
Gnarled Lust (Poetry) - 1/13/2012 10:14:21 PM
I like this Lonnie
all seeking to bury Faith alive
strangle Hope in its baby crib
Gnarled Lust (Poetry) - 1/13/2012 6:45:32 PM
Posted just in time for Friday the 13th. The ancient wisdom being, well ancient, is as old as it gets for the kind of things you write about here. No one can dispute the facts. You are the Gnarled one! O' great stuff here Lonnie. Take a bow!
Gnarled Lust (Poetry) - 1/13/2012 1:45:58 PM
Captivating from the first two lines until the end. Nature does encourage survival in some manners which may be deemed cruel. But nature also has checks and balances which is more than humanity can claim. Excellent work. Patrick
A Sliver Moon (Poetry) - 1/9/2012 6:49:46 PM
What Jerry said. I.e., W O W !!
Add my second to ALL the kudos thus far, and the many that are sure
FABULOUS POEM !!
"Sliver" inspired...& I love "unspokentries." :)
xOx Phyllis xOx
A Sliver Moon (Poetry) - 1/3/2012 8:59:32 PM
Love is all, Lonnie! Nicely expressed. Thank you for sharing the ultimate "adventure." Love and peace to you,
A Sliver Moon (Poetry) - 1/3/2012 6:32:07 AM
Stunning phrasing in this beautifully romantic write, Lonnie! Very well done! Happy New Year!
A Sliver Moon (Poetry) - 1/2/2012 12:37:52 PM
Beautiful lyrics and images ~
You make your writing come so alive with quotes!
A Sliver Moon (Poetry) - 12/31/2011 9:43:17 PM
Each new day, new year....new desires of love with renewed passions. Beautiful poetry. (i read it silver the first time...but corrected myself)
A Sliver Moon (Poetry) - 12/30/2011 10:59:03 PM
New moon, new year, new love every day if you let it be so. Patrick
A Sliver Moon (Poetry) - 12/30/2011 4:22:34 PM
WoW! I was almost trembling by the time I got to the end of this well-written and intricate poetry. Secrets and intense love is the cauldron of which all the world turns.
Face Down on the Bureau (Poetry) - 12/28/2011 1:23:44 PM
This is quite remarkable Lonnie. I've was on the flip side of that scenario twice, many years ago. It was almost enough for me to give up on offering my heart and soul again. I healed but have no idea if the others even care. Patrick
Night's Breath (Poetry) - 12/27/2011 5:03:47 AM
Stunning poetry....beautifully soulful and romantic...great job, Lonnie!!!!
Face Down on the Bureau (Poetry) - 12/23/2011 4:09:30 PM
very powerful... your lines..."but more as a weaken spirit
who spurned the high fruit,who took the low lying apple on the tree
and now wonders why it now has the taste of sour," fit so much when there is human deceit-any deceit....wowie good.
Night's Breath (Poetry) - 12/23/2011 4:02:35 PM
such intimacy breathing in your poem, very beautiful-
Night's Breath (Poetry) - 12/22/2011 2:04:37 PM
I'm with Janna, those 3 lines are go right to the heart, Patrick
Night's Breath (Poetry) - 12/21/2011 8:15:03 PM
Persona in this pie-filled creamy swath of words eaten we into the night of bliss is a terminal romantic.
Night's Breath (Poetry) - 12/21/2011 7:33:09 PM
So... secretive, sensual and spiritual.
"I’m the blanket against the cold
the only witness to your pleasure dome
the only witness sometimes as you plow your sorrow fields."
I was absolutely moved by those lines.
Well done Lonnie.
Night's Breath (Poetry) - 12/21/2011 6:37:39 PM
A gloriously artistic, blissful and original piece ~
Face Down on the Bureau (Poetry) - 12/19/2011 9:04:10 AM
Wow! VERY nicely done, Lonnie!
Face Down on the Bureau (Poetry) - 12/16/2011 9:44:25 PM
You continually amaze.
Face Down on the Bureau (Poetry) - 12/16/2011 6:44:00 PM
Wow, this is one of those unique perspective poems you write of inner growth, of lessons learned, and as ever it's packed with remarkable characters and soul lessons. Merry Christmas Lonnie!
Melding (Poetry) - 12/7/2011 5:01:34 AM
A delightful poem, Lonnie
Melding (Poetry) - 12/6/2011 6:58:32 PM
to love...is the path finding oneself and know ..you are and always have been on the right path...to self discovery...and awareness..
Melding (Poetry) - 12/6/2011 12:28:07 PM
It is as though you have been "reading" my life for the past seven months, Lonnie. I am happy to state that I can relate. Thank you for sharing this most meaningful offering. Love and peace,
Melding (Poetry) - 11/29/2011 12:02:14 PM
Very sensual and very revealing journey of two soul mates. Patrick
Melding (Poetry) - 11/29/2011 6:14:33 AM
Profoundly beautiful about something so precious.
Melding (Poetry) - 11/26/2011 7:43:05 PM
ooh la la Lonnie. This makes me want to dig out the old photo albums and see "Picasso like..."
Melding (Poetry) - 11/25/2011 5:51:48 AM
This was so soft and warm it made me feel "ahhhhh"....very lovely phrasing, Lonnie! Well done!
Van Gogh Ceilings (Poetry) - 11/18/2011 10:05:16 PM
Very vivid and lovely...you also a Master-
Lust's Needs (Poetry) - 10/12/2011 7:14:28 PM
A little ghastly with a touch of sensuality combined but very well written! Thanks for sharing it Lonnie! Very strong. :)
Van Gogh Ceilings (Poetry) - 10/3/2011 5:27:20 AM
How beautifully romantic you painted this masterpiece, Lonnie! Passionate tones....amid the sighs and whispers....Nicely done!
Van Gogh Ceilings (Poetry) - 10/2/2011 6:48:41 AM
AHHH, LONNIE...BEAUTIFULLY DONE AND ENJOYED. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Van Gogh Ceilings (Poetry) - 10/2/2011 6:05:10 AM
Oooh, aroused by passion and sweetened by heavenly sensuality as you open your heart with such artistry! Lucky girl she is!
Van Gogh Ceilings (Poetry) - 10/2/2011 5:18:38 AM
Passion and Art - a fine blend,
senses, sensations and colours smoulder here.
Lonnie, this speaks quietly but with such strength.
Van Gogh Ceilings (Poetry) - 10/1/2011 8:07:01 PM
You sensual romantic! Beautiful & so colorful.
My War With The Fleas-Part Two (Poetry) - 10/1/2011 5:47:53 AM
I nearly burned down my deck fighting insects. We are always hopelessly outnumbered. Cool continuation. Patrick
My War With The Fleas-Part One (Poetry) - 10/1/2011 5:42:00 AM
I'm with you! Stinkin' ants and fleas. Just spent $500 at the vet for our flea infested dog with "hot spots" We were pretty diligent about the frontline, just not diligent enough. Great part one story. Patrick
My War With The Fleas-Part Two (Poetry) - 9/30/2011 8:40:36 AM
Hmmmm mayhe we need some of your tactics to end this recession! LoL thank you for the laughs.
My War With The Fleas-Part One (Poetry) - 9/30/2011 8:38:06 AM
Oh I hate them, fight on General!
My War With The Fleas-Part Two (Poetry) - 9/29/2011 4:28:02 AM
Your metaphors speak in a light form in this!
Taking lemons and making lemonade, sweet for bugs I know but it's also an upward direction as this write took me.
Fleas will stick around ONLY if you allow them! lol
Blessings and Blissful Peace! Soulful_SHEE
Love's Dark Touch (Poetry) - 9/27/2011 10:25:25 AM
I love everything about this light hearted look at love, just wonderful.
My War With The Fleas-Part Two (Poetry) - 9/27/2011 4:35:34 AM
I love your spin on the subject. Better laugh than cry. I've lived thru it and fleas are very hard to get rid of. You done a pretty good job getting rid of them in this creative poem.:)
My War With The Fleas-Part Two (Poetry) - 9/27/2011 3:12:48 AM
Thank goodness you're giving these awful bugs little suits and personalities.....else I'd be totally creeped out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very funny story, Lonnie! Love the way you put this together.....
My War With The Fleas-Part One (Poetry) - 9/26/2011 6:01:54 PM
you are too funny! i will one day share my own flea story with you, but...who would think that fleas would make for a story??
My War With The Fleas-Part Two (Poetry) - 9/26/2011 3:19:35 PM
The devil (flea) is in the detail
and detail you certainly deliver,
Lonnie, excellent detail, compelling reading...
war is certainly war...but will a winner emerge?
Here, from a purely selfish point of view,
my worry is the dengue mozzie, i was struck down
once and don't want a repeat.
Looking forward to the next installment.
My War With The Fleas-Part Two (Poetry) - 9/26/2011 9:42:03 AM
Never have pests been so fun.
My War With The Fleas-Part Two (Poetry) - 9/26/2011 9:41:21 AM
A jolly and entertaining bit of fun!
My War With The Fleas-Part One (Poetry) - 9/26/2011 3:24:25 AM
Giggle...this had me in stitches, Lonnie!!!! Tooooo funny....and the imagery was priceless! I can see you lurking behind a chair in the living room..planning your defense!!! Thanks for the chuckles!!!
My War With The Fleas-Part One (Poetry) - 9/25/2011 7:46:48 PM
You're in quite the mood, Lonnie,
with this one and i LIKE it, like it lots.
A hazy morning is suddenly much brighter.
My War With The Fleas-Part One (Poetry) - 9/25/2011 6:09:15 PM
Giggling at that bold [talking]flea and your cunning glee.
My War With The Fleas-Part One (Poetry) - 9/25/2011 5:19:15 PM
My dog has been having his own flea battle for years. Found something this year that seems to be working, FINALLY!
My War With The Fleas-Part One (Poetry) - 9/25/2011 11:36:04 AM
Such whimsical eloquence, Lonnie, and full of zest!
Love's Dark Touch (Poetry) - 9/19/2011 8:45:53 PM
You have WAY too much fun! And I'm jealous. Patrick
Love's Dark Touch (Poetry) - 9/15/2011 3:42:15 AM
Naughty....but fun! Tooo cute, Lonnie....I think all parents nearly get caught at one time or another...giggle...
Love's Dark Touch (Poetry) - 9/14/2011 6:53:45 PM
This is refreshing and humorous Lonnie. A little role reversal as well.
Love's Dark Touch (Poetry) - 9/14/2011 3:39:35 PM
With just the right touch, Lonnie,
playful and tactile and a little naughty.
Love's Dark Touch (Poetry) - 9/14/2011 12:33:41 PM
Fun IS fun, and you know how to turn on the charm!
Sensual and fun ~
Mugsy and I (Poetry) - 9/12/2011 6:58:51 PM
Such an interesting (and meaningful) perspective, Lonnie. Well done! Love and peace to you,
Mugsy and I (Poetry) - 9/12/2011 11:49:15 AM
Love in its simplest, most personal, most humble form ~
They understand the purpose of life.
Mugsy and I (Poetry) - 9/12/2011 4:02:54 AM
Adorable!!! Your phrasing is awesome, Lonnie! Mugsy is toooo cute!
Walking Two (Poetry) - 9/12/2011 3:51:38 AM
Giggle.....adorable write, Lonnie....the imagery is hilarious!!!!
Mugsy and I (Poetry) - 9/11/2011 9:36:17 AM
The art of forgiving... I should pay more attention to my dogs.
Walking Two (Poetry) - 9/11/2011 2:50:25 AM
Written with wry humour, Lonnie;
admire the ambiguity in the opening line
and the entire 'adventure'...
might have to learn to cock your leg, lol,
for complete bonding.
Enjoyed this a lot.
Walking Two (Poetry) - 9/10/2011 1:46:35 PM
Love the descriptive and pictorial flow. Been down this exact path on many occasions. Current mutts are females but just as sniffy as our previous males. Just as well, like you the thought has crossed my mind. But lifting a leg in public is problematic and squatting is worse. Go figure. Patrick
Walking Two (Poetry) - 9/10/2011 1:17:23 PM
Wonderful wit and perceptual shift here, between the soul of the relationship and the ego.
Walking Two (Poetry) - 9/10/2011 7:50:00 AM
Mans best friend & nature guide, a different angle of thought and a touching account. I love the line; and I the student who never graduates.
Lust's Needs (Poetry) - 9/9/2011 8:10:44 PM
I think this poem can be interpreted on a personal level by each one who reads it. It evokes a great deal. Well done, Lonnie. Love and peace to you,
Robert--Over Thirty-Five (Poetry) - 9/8/2011 8:46:50 AM
Intricate and remarkable writing!
Okay, also, please tell Robert :) hmmm...that we women get better in just about every way as we get older.
The Dreamer's Art (Poetry) - 9/7/2011 10:34:38 AM
Wow! Can I call you Aesop? A true love fable with heart and message.
The Dreamer's Art (Poetry) - 9/6/2011 7:53:38 PM
So well written it makes me think at some point in all of our lives we must plead guilty to your words.
The Dreamer's Art (Poetry) - 9/6/2011 7:06:40 PM
You compellingly and cleverly (even hauntingly) know how to navigate these complex and intricate folds of relationships well, Lonnie!
The Dreamer's Art (Poetry) - 9/6/2011 4:46:18 PM
..and you question that very Art, Lonnie,
through insightful truths..what are we to
someone else, to a beloved..the image
or the reality? and when one replaces
the other..ah the fall of the 'mighty'
This makes me think - good writing does just that.
Candy Canes (Poetry) - 9/6/2011 6:29:06 AM
Whew! Well done.
Candy Canes (Poetry) - 9/6/2011 4:25:19 AM
Romantic writing, Lonnie...passionate yet tender and sweet! Well done...
Robert--Over Thirty-Five (Poetry) - 9/5/2011 8:02:54 PM
I don't know about consoling sorrow, wistful thinking perhaps. We had our chances and still, for me only a few regrets. Mind you I still like the look of a hot bikini though I'm not a fan of belly button jewelry. Besides, God willing, the best is yet to come. Patrick
Robert--Over Thirty-Five (Poetry) - 9/5/2011 3:58:41 PM
I admire everything about this work, Lonnie,
the melancholy that doesn't spill over into
maudlin, the wisdom of growing older,
the truth of loss...
"Youth never understands
does not abandon its own youth..."
and the entire last stanza is the perfect
ending, tone and mood and meaning.
Candy Canes (Poetry) - 9/5/2011 2:30:40 PM
your words danced from the page, a gentle slow dance of love and delight.
Robert--Over Thirty-Five (Poetry) - 9/5/2011 2:29:10 PM
ah-h-h- the sweet, sad truth, even for us-the over fifty crowd-
Candy Canes (Poetry) - 9/4/2011 3:13:13 PM
Everything Christine said, Lonnie, ...and more;
this is excellent blend, perfectly chosen image
and top-drawer writing.
"...in that forever instant
between the offering and the satiation."
Candy Canes (Poetry) - 9/4/2011 11:58:47 AM
A magical blend of love's sweetness blended into the fierceness of erotic fire, and you know how to write marvelously!
Lust's Needs (Poetry) - 9/2/2011 7:18:46 AM
So dark Lonnie... I can almost see the wet paint on a portrait.
And To Break Into (Poetry) - 9/2/2011 5:24:06 AM
Amen! Your conclusion is right on the money!! WEll done, Lonnie!
Lust's Needs (Poetry) - 9/2/2011 2:36:17 AM
I feel this as wild abandon, falling into a nocturnal dream, and so falling into love with life through that connection capable of both love and sin...but I'm probably way off. What a powerful poem!
Lust's Needs (Poetry) - 9/2/2011 1:34:42 AM
For me, Lonnie, this is both intellectual
and emotional challenge; i'm not going to
interpret and try to 'make sense' of each and every
line and phrase like a hard-pressed (and poor) reviewer
who has to justify his monthly stipend to an exacting editor,
but rather go with the feel the poem elicits, and a feel it
certainly elicits deep within.
Demanding and splendid.
And To Break Into (Poetry) - 9/1/2011 5:10:19 PM
The title is tremendous:
break into and break in two..
breaching the stockade and entering
love and then the heartbreak
of rejection or loss..it's all here, Lonnie,
and it's very fine indeed.
And To Break Into (Poetry) - 9/1/2011 9:40:59 AM
It seems the love of the conundrum is as much as for the person... But I agree it is better than a heart unused.
An excellent write Lonnie.
Baby Seed-The Poem (Poetry) - 8/22/2011 11:15:43 AM
This is a most engaging account, Lonnie. Well done! Thank you for sharing. Love and peace to you,
Eternal (Poetry) - 8/20/2011 5:07:41 PM
The imagery that you have chosen serves to emphatically present your theme... ...and the beauty of it is, I can totally relate. Well done, Lonnie. Love and peace,
Summer's Form (Poetry) - 8/20/2011 5:06:31 PM
I can relate to what you express in your emotive and meaningful verses, Lonnie. Thank you. Love and peace to you,
'Good Poets and Bad Poets (Poetry) - 8/20/2011 4:19:26 PM
That about sums it up.
Death Aborning (Poetry) - 8/20/2011 4:08:36 PM
Full circle so well put. I had never considered the death of Death in such a way. Thank you.
Summer's Form (Poetry) - 8/19/2011 5:27:46 AM
Lovely poetry, Lonnie....some wonderful phrasing here! Well done!
Summer's Form (Poetry) - 8/17/2011 3:30:38 PM
A 'shall I compare thee to a summer's day?'
variation, yet nothing copied or plagiarised,
your very own pure honey, melt on the tongue
and in the heart love poetry, Lonnie,
without cloy or stickiness.
Summer's Form (Poetry) - 8/17/2011 12:35:41 PM
Belle is right, this is so beautiful. You are a master of romantic poems and she's way lucky.
I love the idea of hands carrying fire flies most of all.
Summer's Form (Poetry) - 8/17/2011 11:51:02 AM
Beautifully sincere and romantic as only the heart can deliver...
Be always safe,
Summer's Form (Poetry) - 8/17/2011 11:16:42 AM
Lonnie this is just too beautiful! To be loved that way, thought of as encompassing the graces of Summer, now that is a precious treasure
Eternal (Poetry) - 8/17/2011 3:38:53 AM