Recent Reviews for Mark M Lichterman
The Climbing Boy (Book) - 1/15/2013 10:52:24 AM|
I've started reading this and oh my word, this is going to be a classic I feel. Never read anything like it.
The Climbing Boy (Book) - 1/3/2011 11:37:07 AM
Every now and then a story comes along and it touches your heart so deeply you know you'll never forget it. This story is one of those special tales I intend to read every Christmas! "The Climbing Boy" is a classic write destined for greatness! Mark Litcherman has truly excelled at his craft with the creation and authenticity of this wonderful story! If you haven't read it.....you should! My family and friends are standing in line! One of the best purchases I've ever made....and I even got an autographed copy of a book sure to become a favourite Christmas movie! Congratulations Mark!!! And thank you.....
For Better or Worse (Book) - 12/21/2010 12:03:31 PM
For Better or Worse is a descriptive story that delves into the heart of marriage as the title might suggest. When I started reading, I thought that I would automatically side with Marsha’s point of view for all accounts, but realized that at times, I could definitely see Mitch’s viewpoint as well.
In this fast-paced story, there is a varying temperature of emotions, witty at times, sarcastic at others and yet somewhat sad, as well.
As with any relationship there are bound to be arguments, debates, slight disagreements and/or even separation. There were a multitude of feelings in which I could find myself relating to. Anyone who has had a relationship of any type will discover that they have either done or thought the same thing during different parts of this read.
The author does a fantastic job of introducing his characters and providing background information from their past to bring the story to its finest potential.
An entertaining page-turner, I suggest adding this book to your library!
Becoming (Book) - 3/4/2010 5:05:28 AM
Congratulations on your book, as I am sure it is as great as you are dear Markie.
Your #1 Newfie Friend Hugs XOXOXO, Rose
For Better or Worse (Book) - 2/15/2010 2:45:27 AM
It gives an illustrious patina to oneself when one can say "I am a friend of the author"...
For Better or Worse (Book) - 2/14/2010 11:53:14 AM
Congratulations Mark, looking forward to reading it...
For Better or Worse (Book) - 2/14/2010 11:24:24 AM
Sounds fantastic to me Markie, it will be a success for sure.
Your #1 Newfie Friend hugs XOXO, Rose
Murphy’s Law (Short Story) - 5/3/2013 7:40:55 AM
Yes, f-ing Murphy can do that to you. Especially with the GPS.
Murphy’s Law (Short Story) - 5/2/2013 4:38:37 AM
Hahahahahahahah!!!!!! Hilarious... sorry for your missing chapstick, but this made me laugh out loud!!!
Your Canadian Pal,
Murphy’s Law (Short Story) - 5/2/2013 12:57:39 AM
murphy does tend to interupt our calm
A Fat Girl (Short Story) - 3/9/2013 1:50:41 PM
Geriatric Romance 1&2 (Short Story) - 2/5/2013 12:07:40 PM
Sad, but very well penned story, Mark; well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn.
Geriatric Romance 1&2 (Short Story) - 1/29/2013 9:23:10 AM
yes a sad but quite apt story of love never forgotten just long in the past...bravo
Geriatric Romance 1&2 (Short Story) - 1/29/2013 8:50:32 AM
So sad....but very well penned, my friend...
Climbing Boy: Lady 2 (Short Story) - 12/25/2012 8:40:33 AM
Wonderful story, Mark! Well done! Merry Christmas!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Climbing Boy: Lady 2 (Short Story) - 12/22/2012 1:56:05 PM
this is such a good story and you have written it so very well
Climbing Boy: Lady 1 (Short Story) - 12/22/2012 5:44:10 AM
Well done, Mark, well done! Excellent!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Climbing Boy: Lady 1 (Short Story) - 12/19/2012 9:13:13 PM
It just keeps getting better and better, my friend. I love the story! You have a wonderful, inquiring mind that captivates the mind of your readers. Bravo! Well done!
Joy L. Hale
Climbing Boy: Lady 1 (Short Story) - 12/17/2012 6:50:49 PM
hey this is good stuff
Christmas in Evanston3 (Short Story) - 12/17/2012 10:43:04 AM
Excellent writing, Mark; you inspire me to work on mine! Thank you! Well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your firend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Christmas In Evanston2 (Short Story) - 12/6/2012 4:51:22 AM
The fumbling thoughts and words of young love. Nicely written, Mark.
Christmas In Evanston2 (Short Story) - 12/6/2012 3:47:23 AM
cool my friend i remember these types of instances all to well, lol
Christmas in Evanston Pt 1 (Short Story) - 12/2/2012 12:34:02 PM
Walter is smitten! The girl looks like Liz Taylor. Will he work up his nerve to talk to this goddess, will he follow her home, nicely stalk her? Hurry up and let us know... soon. I'm loving this!
Joy l. Hale
Christmas in Evanston Pt 1 (Short Story) - 12/2/2012 11:47:02 AM
Knee-Jerk reaction. Usually by the time he makes it to the girl his mouth is in gear and words roll off his tongue like the silver-tongued devil that he is. Eh! Or his word remain stuck in his throat and he stands there mouth moving like guppies. Which will it be for Walter?
Fish Wagon (Short Story) - 11/24/2012 7:21:50 AM
i liked this quite a lot excellent
The Climbing Boy (Short Story) - 11/19/2012 6:03:43 PM
The Climbing Boy (Short Story) - 11/19/2012 5:45:42 PM
and it was well overdue at the time
Sooty Wart (Short Story) - 11/18/2012 3:42:36 PM
I'm about to begin my annual read of my signed copy of The Climbing Boy......it truly is a Christmas Classic!!!!!!! I'd recommend it to everyone!!!
Sooty Wart (Short Story) - 11/18/2012 7:05:30 AM
Great writing, Mark; well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Sooty Wart (Short Story) - 11/17/2012 8:19:07 AM
Interesting reading, Mark. Some background was researched I think when you wrote this. I most assuredly enjoyed the read, even though keeping company with the sooty wart was anything but pleasant.
The Holey Pocket (Short Story) - 11/15/2012 3:56:04 PM
Fun write, Mark; well penned!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Welcome Aboard (Short Story) - 11/15/2012 3:55:22 PM
Great story, Mark; as always, very well penned!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
No! I don't Tweet! (Article) - 4/29/2013 4:59:12 AM
No! I don't Tweet! (Article) - 4/28/2013 7:27:41 AM
That's got to be one of the best lines ever… “Do you Tweet? No, but I fart a lot.”
No! I don't Tweet! (Article) - 4/28/2013 1:17:11 AM
Thanks for sharing Mark, What can I say...Sweets for the Sweet and Tweets for the Twits xx I mean Tweet...Hmmm...kind of poetic ain't it?
Crime Stats & Guns (Article) - 4/25/2013 7:02:43 AM
As a former hunter who brought home and ate everything that he shot as a licensed and legal game animal or bird, I see no value in target shooting except as a wasteful use of resources or to hone one's shooting ability.
Handguns and automatics are meant only to kill humans and are not hunting devices. Crime statistics do not contain the thirty thousand gun accidents that occur each year in the home. Most often those killed are children.
We are a gun toting, wild West attitude people, armed to the teeth. Even our police forces practice overkill with hundreds racing to a crime scene and participating in mob activity with furious gun battles that are totally unnecessary. The latest was when the Boston police opened up with thousands of rounds on a boat that contained a badly wounded terrorist. It was only until a federal officer ordered them to stop because they needed to interrogate the already disabled young man, that the police ceased their overkill. Something is seriously wrong when we have guns in our hands and engage in mob activity. I fear the day when anarchy reigns and so many well-meaning unarmed people like me are shot for no damn reason except people like you with guns go crazy with fear.
Crime Stats & Guns (Article) - 4/24/2013 9:26:32 PM
Surrendering to the enemy will always end a war. Unfortunately, it does not always stop the enemy from killing you anyway after you surrender. Here's what they forgot to mention about the proposed,so called, universal background check law....Right now state governments conduct background checks and set the standards for approval...They check for DWIs, felony convictions and general arrest records...and it works. If you are disapproved by a screw up, you can hire a lawyer and challenge the state's disapproval. Under the proposed universal background check...the federal government controls the background checks and sets the standards... and has the final say on approval. The state submits the application to the feds..and it comes back either approved or disapproved, no explanation required by the state other than you failed the federal background check. What kind of standards can the federal government set?...He has a bad body fat to weight ratio...clearly a sign of a lack of self control..disapproved. His third grade teacher reported that in 1972 applicant took a bite out of an apple in school and the bite resembled the image of a gun...clear sign of violent tendencies...disapproved....Amendments and List updates will be made via state run media stories...Flash... ...Blond haired person shoots police officer....add people with blond hair to the disapproval list. ...Bald guys shoots self in foot...no guns for bald guys!!!!....Get the picture? The Federal government wouldn't do something like that? I guess you can trust a government that tells you that you can still keep your current employer paid for healthcare insurance if you like...and only millionaires and billionaires are going to see their taxes increased. Oh...and the Benghazi killings were caused by a YouTube video...So of course you'll still be able to purchase and keep a firearm at home to protect your family once the new universal "background check" is in place...that is..if you like.
Crime Stats & Guns (Article) - 4/24/2013 9:46:41 AM
MARK... No one is proposing taking away anyones Legally owned guns.
Restricting gun sales at Trade Shows and Internet to being Slower and Registered is the Big Issue. you are correct that no one will stop a Nut... BUT... Restricting the Amount of and Type of Firepower would Limit HOW MANY WILL DIE SO QUICKLY !
AuthorsDen Worthwhile? (Article) - 4/24/2013 7:37:53 AM
Excellent notice, Mark. Your insights and honest record of experience on this site are especially appreciated. Like you, I appreciate the 'company' of other writers, without having to intrude on their time or give up my own. Like the rest of us, I suspect, you would write whether or not it was profitable or acclaimed. AuthorsDen is just gravy. Thanks.
AuthorsDen Worthwhile? (Article) - 4/22/2013 4:54:17 AM
Well I sure am glad I joined the Den...I haven't sold any books but the friends I've found have given me riches beyond measure...as well, the wealth of talent in this Den is unbelievable...I've read some of their books including "The Climbing Boy", (my favourite), by the amazing writer, Mark Lichterman...giggle
AuthorsDen Worthwhile? (Article) - 4/22/2013 4:16:26 AM
Very honest and useful article for this community, thank you for it. I just went for the gold here, and am wondering what to expect. I guess everyone's experience will be different as well, but it's interesting to see what's going on with the journeys of others. Nice to see about the film production company as well, sounds interesting so good luck with that too.
AuthorsDen Worthwhile? (Article) - 4/22/2013 2:18:22 AM
Fair comments, Mark. I link to Facebook and my own website, all of which just contributes to a few sales on amazon each year. My only real complaint is the absence of critical reviews i.e. people saying why they don't like work and the reasons for their reactions.
Mankind. 2 Minute History (Article) - 3/14/2013 8:52:06 AM
Great video! Good starting point for many conversations and classes.
Older Ain't So Bad (Article) - 2/22/2013 6:47:20 AM
I love your humor. Especially about being, “old.” I can tell from the way you write that you're not old at all, but very young at heart and enjoying life to the fullest.
I am concerned about younger people taking the “pill” to get a higher high or to compensate for bad behavior leading to bad performance (and those of you doing it, like overeating, or drinking, know you are) are probably going to become dependent upon (addicted) to high-priced pills supporting either greedy drug companies or worse, illegal drug pushers.
Thanks to moderation and good behavior, I don't have those symptoms that older people are supposed to have even though I'm paralyzed now going on fifty years. I was put on steroids once, and they make you angry enough to kill… I got off those twenty little pills a day as soon as I could.
Older Ain't So Bad (Article) - 2/22/2013 4:48:59 AM
This is REAL and hilarious too, Mark! I'm with you...we have to laugh at life...it'll keep us young at heart! Loved this and had a few chuckles...thanks for that my friend.
Your Canadian friend,
The Great Flydini (Article) - 2/21/2013 4:49:02 PM
I am still laughing!!! that was a great share. thank you
Dumb Joke #9 (Article) - 2/21/2013 4:40:42 PM
Smiling and giggling what a perfect answer!!! I loved that too Markie
Beautiful (Article) - 2/21/2013 4:39:37 PM
That was wonderful!!! I loved it.
Older Ain't So Bad (Article) - 2/21/2013 4:36:42 PM
Smiling---Markie I loved this side of you. It is refreshing and wonderful. Missed not being here to read your work but I am back.
Beautiful (Article) - 2/17/2013 8:38:32 AM
Really enjoyed. It reminds me of the time when our university and a renowned flamenco guitar is, and play. He played completely acoustical without a microphone and was heard throughout the whole theater. That too, was a magical experience I'll never forget.
Dumb Joke #9 (Article) - 2/15/2013 5:53:25 AM
i agree what a funny story the more you read the funnier it is
Dumb Joke #9 (Article) - 2/14/2013 5:42:12 AM
hahahahaha! Thanks for the giggles, Mark...Happy Valentine's Day....
California Gun Laws (Article) - 2/12/2013 10:07:22 AM
"Hate to quote a hackneyed expression but: If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns." Murderers ignore the laws we have against murder and the same goes for drunk drivers. The ones who get caught get punished.
BUTTE, MONTANA (Article) - 2/12/2013 10:02:23 AM
That story's not on NBC, CBS, PBS, MSNBC, CNN, or ABC news because it's NOT TRUE.
The Great Flydini (Article) - 2/11/2013 5:30:43 AM
Hahahahaha! Thanks for sharing, Mark! I needed a good laugh...Steve Martin is so funny...
The Great Flydini (Article) - 2/10/2013 11:29:44 AM
Thanks for sharing, Mark. The one thing I've notice about Steve Martin over the years is that he is always at his best.
The Great Flydini (Article) - 2/10/2013 10:46:02 AM
I remember seeing that when originally aired. Your cameraman friend must have almost lost the shot a few times with Johnny's antics. It's unlikely we will have that kind of fun again.
Hair in my Dentures (Poetry) - 5/23/2013 6:29:22 AM
Aging, it ain't for the faint of heart.
Hair in my Dentures (Poetry) - 5/23/2013 4:45:32 AM
Hair in my Dentures (Poetry) - 5/23/2013 3:34:38 AM
Rolling on the floor laughing!!!!!! This, my friend, is hilarious and so honest!!!! You RAWK!!!!
Thanks for the chuckles,
Hair in my Dentures (Poetry) - 5/23/2013 2:19:49 AM
aint agin just a hoot
Prelude to Disaster (Poetry) - 5/3/2013 8:26:38 AM
I lived in Redwood City for a while with the slogan, “Climate Best by Government Test,” on a sign arching over the portion of El Camino Real that had been bypassed as the entrance to the city. When I was in the apartment in Belmont, we awoke one morning to find the matching apartment in the next building aflame. While two young girls escaped from the front bedroom by ladder and a boy jumped out of the rear bedroom, their father, divorced from their mother, tried to go to the front door and died against it––the first fire fatality in Belmont and twenty-two years.
California has always been arid and on shaky ground. Its climate and laid-back lifestyle has been very attractive. Too many people are drawing deeply on the scarce water resources available from the mountains. It is an scenario set up for disaster just as you have written. I'm worried about the next big earthquake.
Prelude to Disaster (Poetry) - 5/3/2013 4:07:40 AM
I guess no matter where we live, there's always something! I was in Fairfield, California in 1980 at a family reunion and that was in February when all was green. I've never seen it brown and dry, but my relatives told me about it...
Solar Powered Sex Machine (Poetry) - 4/29/2013 12:30:32 PM
"Sex is like art.
Most of it is pretty bad, and the good stuff
is out of your price range". - Scott Roeben.
Solar Powered Sex Machine (Poetry) - 4/27/2013 9:58:07 AM
Solar Powered Sex Machine (Poetry) - 4/26/2013 6:47:58 PM
I gave up the bunny as I was told it was beastiality...so where do I call to get this sunny day sex machine...? ;-) ed
Solar Powered Sex Machine (Poetry) - 4/26/2013 2:38:37 PM
and the energizer bunny kept going and going and going
Solar Powered Sex Machine (Poetry) - 4/26/2013 10:23:47 AM
Rolling around laughing!!!!! Just when you think you've heard it all...giggle...
Done By An Asian Guy (Poetry) - 4/25/2013 10:57:31 AM
Never had one but they say they are wonderful. I loved your write.
I've A Dog (Poetry) - 4/25/2013 10:55:45 AM
ROFLOL that dog has it made!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you train well Markie
78/68 (Poetry) - 4/25/2013 10:54:17 AM
Love can be felt in so many ways. A hug a kiss being held in your lovers arms these are all love. such a lovely write Markie
I've A Dog (Poetry) - 4/24/2013 8:27:19 AM
Anthropomorphic interaction revealed! My dog has a human, too.
I've A Dog (Poetry) - 4/24/2013 1:36:42 AM
Looking soooooo cute...and those impossible
to resist beautiful eyes....That's just the way
he likes it!.
78/68 (Poetry) - 4/23/2013 1:05:29 PM
Love at its best.
78/68 (Poetry) - 4/23/2013 3:19:33 AM
ain't it grand
Old Woman, Old Man (Poetry) - 4/22/2013 6:08:09 PM
"Love is the irresistible desire
to be irresistibly desired" - Mark Twain.
....and now we hear from your absolutely
wonderful poem....that actually someone
can be loved forever......May we all be
78/68 (Poetry) - 4/22/2013 6:04:42 AM
WELL SAID !
IF YOU CANT "CUT THE MUSTARD"...
YOU CAN STILL "LICK THE JAR" !!!
ME N MY OLE LADY MAKE IT AN ENJOYABLE WEEKLY RITUAL !!!
78/68 (Poetry) - 4/22/2013 4:58:39 AM
You sure nailed it! Simply cuddling up to the one you love is wonderful....
Your Warming up somewhat Canadian friend,
78/68 (Poetry) - 4/22/2013 3:43:56 AM
Age is a matter of mind
if you don't mind
it doesn't matter.
I've A Dog (Poetry) - 4/19/2013 11:51:37 PM
I suppose when out you go for a walk, HE walks you, rather than...e
I've A Dog (Poetry) - 4/19/2013 12:01:43 PM
You've got one rotten spoiled dog.
I've A Dog (Poetry) - 4/19/2013 11:36:31 AM
I love Mushu Pork, and your little finicky friend is adorable.
Your style reminds me of the old "The House That Jack Built."
I've A Dog (Poetry) - 4/19/2013 6:14:21 AM
I've A Dog (Poetry) - 4/19/2013 4:06:19 AM
Giggle...sounds like one lucky little dog!!! He's obviously adored by his people...thanks for the smiles, Mark! The pic is adorable!
Your Canadian Pal,
Done By An Asian Guy (Poetry) - 4/8/2013 8:56:18 AM
What is your favorite color; I like whore red myself...;-)
Done By An Asian Guy (Poetry) - 4/8/2013 7:06:25 AM
Giggle......wasn't sure where this was going...toooo cute! So delighted to see your pen to paper again, my friend!!!
Done By An Asian Guy (Poetry) - 4/7/2013 10:31:13 AM
As is ironically your humor, you had me going in a different direction! Strange, an Asian cutie did my nails this morning, and I didn't have to pay her a cent!
I must caution you that there are many foot born diseases that are rampant in these inexpensive nail shops. My first encounter with athletes foot in high school, thankfully easily cured by a yellow salve that a doctor gave me that I continued to use years later whenever I had an outbreak from public showers, was my last encounter with foot or nail disease. I have never had a commercial pedicure, and don't want what comes with them.
Done By An Asian Guy (Poetry) - 4/7/2013 3:12:12 AM
Done By An Asian Guy (Poetry) - 4/6/2013 1:35:57 PM
Hah! A pedicure is something 'll die without ever having had one. Are you sure you don't get 'em polished, Mark?
For Me, For Us (Poetry) - 3/2/2013 8:02:39 AM
I wish everyone could feel this special love you write about Markie.
December's Horror (Poetry) - 3/2/2013 7:59:30 AM
when these things happen they are appalling to us that can't understand how any one could do such a thing to another human being., Life is so fragile and it can be taken away so easily by someone that has no love in his heart for others.
Band of Gold (Poetry) - 3/2/2013 7:54:31 AM
Oh this is such a lovely write. I love the way you write of your love.
Gray Sky Opening (Poetry) - 3/2/2013 7:52:26 AM
Such nice images in your work.
Nocturnal Erotica (Poetry) - 3/2/2013 7:50:48 AM
Beautifully written piece. So romantic and loving
Old Woman, Old Man (Poetry) - 3/2/2013 7:47:00 AM
This is so lovely. I know a couple like you have written about here. They are older but so much in love still that you can see it in their eyes and in what they say and do together. Love this work.
Our First (Poetry) - 3/2/2013 7:44:19 AM
A lovely write of true love. So very nice to read your work again Markie
Our First (Poetry) - 2/17/2013 2:54:25 PM
This is just in itself simply beautiful...
A testimony to your one and only :)
Love and Light
Our First (Poetry) - 2/14/2013 11:19:11 AM
She loves this one like she loved all the others before. Your pen is a Valentine's
Our First (Poetry) - 2/14/2013 8:08:49 AM
you are so right Mark and have said it so well
Our First (Poetry) - 2/14/2013 7:20:28 AM
Very passionate and lovely . . .
Our First (Poetry) - 2/14/2013 7:02:35 AM
Absolutely breathtaking, so romantic and love-filled
Old Woman, Old Man (Poetry) - 2/12/2013 11:08:36 PM
You have painted an incredibly bright, burning picture of enduring, unconquerable love - and I love it! It's also I think a well constructed piece that illustrates your own style rather well. Great work Mark - I really like this - it stands out.
Old Woman, Old Man (Poetry) - 2/12/2013 8:11:35 AM
You have a unique way of writing that I enjoy. This one is especially touching. My parents made 62 years before dad died. But even then, they were not like that couple––old. Perhaps because they married so young.
Old Woman, Old Man (Poetry) - 2/12/2013 5:53:23 AM
Oh my God! This is simply beautiful, Mark! The tenderness...the love...still shared after so many years! I love this!!!!
Old Woman, Old Man (Poetry) - 2/11/2013 11:45:28 AM
Old Woman, Old Man (Poetry) - 2/11/2013 10:47:34 AM
as it should be after that amount of time
Old Woman, Old Man (Poetry) - 2/11/2013 10:43:00 AM
Hah! Everything is wrinkled and sags, huh, Mark? Good write . . .
Nocturnal Erotica (Poetry) - 2/5/2013 12:05:55 PM
What can I say? Fine erotic poetry, starting slow, but reaching the final conclusion with ease.
Nocturnal Erotica (Poetry) - 2/5/2013 11:00:58 AM
Phew!!!!!!!!!!! Cold shower after reading this one, my friend...it was hot and yet tender...nicely penned.
Gray Sky Opening (Poetry) - 1/29/2013 8:43:03 AM
Very strong imagery...beautiful scenery! Well done, my warm So-Cal friend....Everything's the same colour here....WHITE!!! giggle
Gray Sky Opening (Poetry) - 1/28/2013 7:12:08 AM
I only spent three wonderful years in California, but I recall the storms in the annual renewal of the hillsides after the rain and the white topped mountains so nearby while the temperature remained moderate all year long. Your poem brought back memories.
Gray Sky Opening (Poetry) - 1/28/2013 5:08:40 AM
i vital vision of that which you see
Gray Sky Opening (Poetry) - 1/28/2013 5:02:18 AM
Nature bounty and majesty duly depicted and sung with a mellifluous poetic voice... "Gray Sky Opening" shines!
In respect and appreciation,
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Gray Sky Opening (Poetry) - 1/27/2013 12:06:05 PM
Beautiful write, Mark.
Gray Sky Opening (Poetry) - 1/27/2013 10:45:00 AM
Damn Mark, is that you? A quite different approach to the poem than anything I have ever read from you before. I certainly approve, although you don't need my approval. As I read the poem I could vividly visualize the contour of the land and the color it was. Good work!
Band of Gold (Poetry) - 1/26/2013 11:27:23 AM
Devotion meets art, and emotions paint the hearts that pump grace, as the Quill of the Poet flies through wonder skies; and soars, blown by winds of togetherness fueld by the light of Love.
I have read an exquisite poem of sublime romance. "Band of Gold" glows on constellation Love.
In respect and admiration,
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Band of Gold (Poetry) - 1/26/2013 6:56:07 AM
Incredibly beautiful Mark. You and she are blessed.
Band of Gold (Poetry) - 1/25/2013 2:35:23 PM
Just beautiful Markie! I really like your intimate tone here and I wish you such happiness!
Band of Gold (Poetry) - 1/24/2013 8:23:22 AM
It's wonderful that you've been together for so long and are so committed.
I'm afraid the band of gold, and the diamond ring of engagement are merely the commercial exploitation of rituals that are so old that they began with wreaths of flowers and a stem of grass wrapped around the finger.
Band of Gold (Poetry) - 1/23/2013 2:52:36 PM
a very fine rendition of what the marrige band signifies
Band of Gold (Poetry) - 1/23/2013 2:23:17 PM
This is a beautiful poem about elder love and how to appreciate the years you and Bonnie have known each other. The flow and the sentiments are achingly tender in this work of love that you have created within your loving heart and mind. A 5 star "keeper", my friend.
Joy L. Hale
Band of Gold (Poetry) - 1/23/2013 11:03:51 AM
May it always remain on her finger and in her heart.
Band of Gold (Poetry) - 1/23/2013 10:37:25 AM
Aw! Congratulations to you and Bonnie, my warm So-Cal friend!! To have this kind of enduring love is truly a blessing...I hope you read this to her...I'm sure she'd be delighted!
Your Chilly Northern pal,
Band of Gold (Poetry) - 1/23/2013 10:23:25 AM
That band of gold; symbolic of the love two people share with one another. Never may the band of gold corrode . . .
December's Horror (Poetry) - 12/18/2012 3:59:33 PM
This tragedy was very heartbreaking and as a mother with two children still in school as my youngest is only nine and then my granddaughter is six this has put a fear in me and this must end Laura
December's Horror (Poetry) - 12/17/2012 6:43:51 PM
Weaponry. It has one function, to kill, lose the gun laws, lose some of the pain.
Excllent write Mark
December's Horror (Poetry) - 12/17/2012 1:04:41 PM
It is the cancer of today's society, Mark, and although there is a cure, we don't have the people in power to accept that cure, so it will go on and on and . . . Even with a goddamn weapons ban.
December's Horror (Poetry) - 12/17/2012 7:26:00 AM
I think everyone is reacting exactly this way, my friend....one cannot comprehend what kind of mind could bring such senseless pain and horror upon children....sigh....it's heartbreaking.
December's Horror (Poetry) - 12/17/2012 7:15:00 AM
nothing just nothing at all
Terror X 2 (Poetry) - 12/13/2012 12:18:36 PM
They are momsters my friend and its so sad how these things happen what a powerful and deep write laura
Terror X 2 (Poetry) - 12/13/2012 6:09:50 AM
Short and simple, there are evil people and crazy people in this world. There always has been and there always will be. In this incident, one of them was properly dealt with in the appropriate manner. Unfortunately, it was after he demonstrated his callousness insanity. May God have mercy on the souls of his innocent victims and those they left behind.
Terror X 2 (Poetry) - 12/13/2012 4:26:40 AM
It's truly terrifying...because it could happen anywhere...I can't imagine how someone could do such madness....
Terror X 2 (Poetry) - 12/12/2012 8:42:28 AM
"those that went to the same schools as you and me,
those that received the same basic education as you and me," . . . No, Mark, these people did not go to the same schools we did, it is so much different these days . . . And no, they have not received the same basic education . . . (I read that eight graders in Chicago cannot read or write.
"Who are these people?
Who are those that become so twisted?
Who are those that found the reasons for such hatred?
Who are those that hate so completely they aimlessly would kill you and me?
Where do these people come from?" . . . They are taught hate in school and blame America for all the world's problems.
"Who are these people?
Those that have the same basic opportunities as you and me," . . . No, they do not have the same basic opportunities as you and me, they have the biggest hater of all, Hussien.
"Those same people that held hand to hearts,those same people that pledged allegiance to The United States of America?" I doubt they do that in school anymore, Mark.
Terror X 2 (Poetry) - 12/12/2012 8:31:50 AM
Mark, I live just 4 miles from the mall at the center of yesterdays shooting. To understand why someone would do something so vile, so wrong, is too hard to answer...but for now we must be concerned about the two other victims who died and the one wounded...then we can try to unravel the harder questions.
Terror X 2 (Poetry) - 12/12/2012 8:13:29 AM
there is no way for us to decipher the point of origin of this nor be able to halt its existance unfortunately
November (Poetry) - 11/25/2012 10:47:00 AM
Yes, that's why I left Wisconsin in 1966 to find that Northern California, could, at times, be rather cold and miserable without the snow except for the mountains.
On these late November days like today, the place I lived for thirty years, Houston, presents beautiful afternoons for walking without the beautiful landscape except in places like Brazos Bend State Park, about a 30 min. drive from here.
November (Poetry) - 11/25/2012 7:00:27 AM
ah yes southern california winters i remember them well
November (Poetry) - 11/24/2012 4:41:10 PM
It was 43 degrees today where I'm at...and after having just put air in the tires of my snow blower... I must say, Mark...You made the right move okay.
November (Poetry) - 11/24/2012 3:14:25 PM
A breezy telling of a beautiful day with the past where it belongs - behind us! Neat work, Mark.
November (Poetry) - 11/24/2012 2:23:14 PM
I think you have it "made in the shade" living in southern CA! I lived in San Diego for years and still yearn to return. I now wish I hadn't sold our home there or I would be there right now. Other than Hawaii, which is fabulous, San Diego would be my first choice to live, but WAY too expensive now! Enjoy, my friend, enjoy.
Joy L. Hale
November (Poetry) - 11/24/2012 2:04:55 PM
I hear you talking, Mark, and agree one hundred percent, I'm glad I'm not where I came from either. Zoe, my squirrel-chasing half Yorkie, half Schnauzer mutt doesn't want to play with them as much as she want to sink her teeth into their necks and taste that warm squirrel blood oozing out, blood-thirsty little bitch . . .
For Me, For Us (Poetry) - 11/22/2012 9:24:50 AM
You show us that love is eternal, regardless of the circumstances of our lives. I hope you love continues for many more years.
For Me, For Us (Poetry) - 11/22/2012 5:03:13 AM
Aw! This is so tender and sweet, my friend....you sure have captured the essence of mature love!!! And I LOVE it!
For Me, For Us (Poetry) - 11/21/2012 7:17:25 PM
A Magnificent write my friend written so beautifully and dear Laura
For Me, For Us (Poetry) - 11/21/2012 6:55:18 PM
Beautifully stated, Mark.
For Me, For Us (Poetry) - 11/21/2012 6:08:52 PM
In these golden years, to be held in the arms of someone dearly loved... well, it just doesn't get any better than this. Passion many times is a fleeting gesture of the younger, but companionship, mutual respect and gentleness is for those who grow older together, reveling in the time they have together while looking back at a time when they were younger. "Grow old with me... the best is yet to be"...
Joy L. Hale
For Me, For Us (Poetry) - 11/21/2012 6:05:16 PM
this is the embodiment of true love, i would have dreamed of such a time
What? To Write What? (Poetry) - 11/21/2012 1:27:24 PM
I understand what you are saying, Mark. Some time back I went about six months with nothing coming forth from my writers quill. I don't write as much as I used to; I think my mind has become filled with the deteriorating condition in America and abroad.
You could also be so happy with your life now that writing is not as important as it once was. Either way, just be happy for that is the best of all scenarios.
Joy L. Hale
What? To Write What? (Poetry) - 11/19/2012 1:34:21 PM
yes, Mark, take heart!! and know I am taking a rest too :)
What? To Write What? (Poetry) - 11/13/2012 7:55:47 AM
It is strange how our passions are stirred by the stress of life. When that stress is relieved, our passion is diminished. Or is it just age?
What? To Write What? (Poetry) - 11/13/2012 4:58:10 AM
Our muses needs a rest now and then, my friend.There are times when my quill is idle too...when it seems there's nothing to inspire me...and then right out of the blue...
What? To Write What? (Poetry) - 11/13/2012 4:30:08 AM
the words come when they have need to be penned and you will bring them to life
What? To Write What? (Poetry) - 11/13/2012 4:14:27 AM
Take heart, Mark, the words will come. They will come unexpectedly and so quickly that you will have trouble assembling them to present to us as a finished product.
Nine Thirty Now (Poetry) - 11/3/2012 5:53:20 PM
As always my friend an excellent write laura
We The People (Poetry) - 11/2/2012 10:11:46 AM
Mark, I remember seeing a newsreel of Goebbels standing on a pile of rumble in bombed out Berlin. He was addressing seven German citizens. He was telling them that Luftwaffe bombers just bombed New York City and the allies were being pushed back into the sea. Four of the citizens had looks on their faces that said....Are You Nuts...The other three had big smiles of cheer. It kind of explains Obama 40% approval rating don't it.
Nine Thirty Now (Poetry) - 11/2/2012 7:55:24 AM
No wonder you're tired, my friend, you just piled an entire lifetime into this poem....giggle....it's so true how fast time is flying by now...I could relate to the entire poem....
Nine Thirty Now (Poetry) - 11/2/2012 6:05:41 AM
Glad you had time left before bed to write this time piece. Sleep tight for tomorrow will wait for no man and you have to get up and write poetry before your time runs out.
Nine Thirty Now (Poetry) - 11/1/2012 2:07:21 PM
There is wisdom in your words. Be well.
Nine Thirty Now (Poetry) - 11/1/2012 1:28:37 PM
there are those times we remember that time went by slow but as we get older time seems to speed by just as you have shown us in this write.
Nine Thirty Now (Poetry) - 11/1/2012 11:08:02 AM
A sense of 'what was' and 'what is' brought back a few memories of my own.
Nine Thirty Now (Poetry) - 11/1/2012 10:24:23 AM
I love these later years of my life, because I never, ever, thought I would see them.
We The People (Poetry) - 10/31/2012 7:47:50 AM
Not your best rhyme nor reason nor rationality with this, Mark; but I find it one of your best fiction works :o(
We The People (Poetry) - 10/30/2012 8:49:43 AM
I'm with Steve and Tom on this. I'm beginning to get quite alarmed at the polarization of American society over the political landscape. The characterizations I'm reading are extreme and unwarranted. We are hurting and we are in a prolonged recession caused by two very expensive wars and by greedy characters running financial institutions to benefit their own personal wealth. From the very beginning, we were a progressive country, throwing out our king before France and finally abolishing slavery in 1865. Abolishing child labor by the end of the nineteenth century and finally giving women voting rights by 1920. We survived a more severe depression that took twenty years to recover from and greater debt than we see now. We passed laws to protect labor from abusive business owners who took advantage of waves of new immigrants with unlivable wages. We finally gave American blacks somewhat equal citizenship in 1965 and disabled persons like me some opportunity to work with the ADA in 1992. Time marches on and progress continues. We cannot turn back the tide of time, we can only progress to the future the way we always have. We the people have a choice. And we the people can and will vote. The future will will be brighter than the past, especially if we are fair and do the right thing with everyone, worldwide, and stop trying to be a parochial nation, isolated from the rest world by our superiority complex.
We The People (Poetry) - 10/30/2012 8:10:06 AM
You have spoken your piece and you have done it well, Mark! Vote the bum out of office and let sound reasoning once again rule in America; it will take a long time to undo the damage Obama has done, perhaps as many as 10-15 years. America is strong and she will not stand by and become a socialist country... unless Obama is reelected and overrules our country and if he is, God take pity on us ALL! Wonderful, powerful words, my friend.
Joy L. Hale
We The People (Poetry) - 10/30/2012 4:54:16 AM
A MORE APT TITLE MIGHT BE "WE THE PEOPLE, AS SPOKEN BY A BRAINWASHED, FORGETFUL RIGHTWING REPUBLICAN" ...
8 YEARS OF BUSH & HIS NEO-NAZI CONSERVATIVES UNCARING NARCISM IS WHAT BROUGHT AMERICA AND 'WE THE PEOPLE' TO OUR KNEES!
TWO TRILLION DOLLARS AND TWO WARS CHARGED ON PLASTIC WEAKENED OUR ECONOMY BEFORE OBAMA WAS EVEN ELECTED!!!
'CONVENIENT MEMORIES' SHOULD BE THE EPITAPH OF 'THE PARTY OF NO' !!!
SELF-CENTERED SELF-SERVING 'RICH BITCHES' LIKE CHENEY AND HALIBURTON'RAPED' OUR PENTAGON BUDGET MAKING BILLIONS THRU THEIR WAR-MONGERING EFFORTS, PUSHING HIGH-PRICED ICE-CREAM DOWN THE THROATS OF OUR AMERICAN SONS AND DAUGHTERS!
THEN, TO ADD INSULT TO INJURY - 'THEY' AND PEOPLE LIKE 'YOU' TOTALLY IGNORED THE WORST CASE OF "PTSD" IN OUR NATION'S HISTORY - CAUSING A BACKLOG OF OVER ONE MILLION VETERANS WHO NEEDED, AND LITERALLY BEGGED FOR HARD-EARNED BENEFITS!
THE MORTGAGE FAILURES, WALL STREET 'BAIL-OUTS, FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC FIASCOS, DUE TO 'DE-REGULATION' AS WELL AS THE 'SUB-PRIME BUNDLING' BULL-SHIT... AND GREEDY CORPORATE RISKS IN CAPITAL ... ALL THESE AND MORE WERE PERPETRATED ON BUSH'S WATCH !!! BUSH, CHENEY, ROWE, AND ALL THE REST OF THE "NEO-CONS' SHOULD HAVE BEEN PROSECUTED ... AND THEN ... HUNG !!!
"WE THE PEOPLE" ... THE LITTLE PEOPLE, AND MIDDLE INCOME TRUE AMERICANS, YOU KNOW, THE 47% OF 'DEAD-BEATS' ARE COMING BACK WITH A VENGENCE ON NOVEMBER 6TH !!!
I SERIOUSLY DOUBT THAT 'MR. CEO' ROMNEY AND ALL THE REST OF THE "RICH BITCHES" WILL EVER RECOUP CONGRESS FOR THE NEXT 20 YEARS OR MORE !!!
AS THEY SAY IN 'TEXAS HOLDEM' ... "READ 'EM AND WEEP" !!!
OH - ALMOST FORGOT ... REGARDING HEALTHCARE ...
GOD BLESS OBAMACARE !!! LET THE DAMNED GREEDY INSURANCE COMPANIES, AND 'BIG PHARMA' KISS OUR ROYAL PEOPLE'S ... ASSES !!!
MARK ... WAKE UP ... AND SMELL THE AWFUL OFFAL !!!
ALL CAUSED BY "THE PARTY OF THE RICH" ... ELITISTS BE DAMNED !!!
We The People (Poetry) - 10/30/2012 2:00:50 AM
I just began tracking Steve, below; no more.
Romney going to win and they will figure out someway to use this storm to say he stole the election.
We The People (Poetry) - 10/29/2012 10:04:39 PM
Reclaim the country? You got no chance. lol I love your style though.
A great smasher of a poem.
SkiBo and Me (Poetry) - 10/24/2012 7:25:02 AM
Nicely done Mark. Bonnie was right and so were you. Better to preserve fond memories than end a relationship badly. Patrick
SkiBo and Me (Poetry) - 10/19/2012 4:03:15 AM
Bonnie may be right, Mark, but I can't help but agree with your decision to stop taking that four minute walk. The same thing has happened to me, in a way. My was strictly cyberspace communication. She got so demanding that I "see the light' that I have stopped all communication with her. She was always a little pushy with her born again attitude, but when I began write my latest novel, "The Late Great God," she became frantic.
SkiBo and Me (Poetry) - 10/14/2012 9:36:37 AM
Mark, what a wonderful poem! Don't feel that you walked away from the friendship. You didn't. The friendship has endured. You just chose to end the daily pious conversation when he wouldn't. But clearly from you poem, he is now, even in death, very much a cherished friend.
I am much like you. My oldest brother leans Marxist (my opinion, not his). Whenever I mention Obama's dangerous positions on Israel, we get into a heated argument. Then we don't speak to each other for a few days. But eventually we both let it go, realizing there is more to life than fixed positions on politics.
SkiBo and Me (Poetry) - 10/13/2012 3:11:44 PM
Truly a deep meaningful write written so excellent as always Laura
SkiBo and Me (Poetry) - 10/10/2012 8:19:50 AM
Great poem! Politics and religion are two "crosses to bear" between me and a family member, so I have just learned to avoid each subject, it's better that way. I am a zealous Christian, but your friend, Ski, should have backed off when you asked him politely to do so. No one should push their ideas down anothers throat, share with them a time or two and then respect their decision from that point on. I am so glad you shared this with us because it is a good lesson learned. Well done, Mark.
Joy L. Hale
SkiBo and Me (Poetry) - 10/9/2012 6:55:03 AM
As a nonreligious person, I have often had born-again Christians try to proselytize me as though it was a life-and-death matter for me to go their way. So Ski has (gone that way).
I'm having a political (not religious) battle with my sister right now. Fortunately, it has not broken our a love for one another yet.
You have a way of writing a story that is so clear and lucid that the reader is drawn in to the experience. Of course you miss him. We often miss those we disagree with. It would've been so much nicer had he spent his time talking about many other things with you while you still had time together.
SkiBo and Me (Poetry) - 10/9/2012 4:34:49 AM
AMEN! Far too many differing opinions and beliefs for both religion and politics.....I avoid those subjects....and can't tolerate those who try to make their opinions mine! Sad that it tore two friends apart.....
SkiBo and Me (Poetry) - 10/8/2012 11:25:16 PM
wonderful memories ansd tribute to your friend
So, I Ask, Why God? (Poetry) - 9/8/2012 10:06:03 AM
Well done. In the Old testament God spoke regularly. But recently I think God, Allah, Messiah call him whatever you wish, well, he aint switched on or able to speak to us. Faith just does not add up to the Old Testament diologues. So Mark, don't bother to ask God. He just aint there. Sad but true.
Aurora: From Where in Hell (Poetry) - 9/3/2012 4:20:24 PM
RIGHT between the eyes, Mark.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
So, I Ask, Why God? (Poetry) - 9/3/2012 4:19:31 PM
Why NOT, God? :)
I love the lines, 'I do not believe that God has guided me/Nor do I believe that God has misguided me.' I believe in Him, that He does answer prayer, but have a few questions for Him as well. As to why children suffer or are born disabled. Well done, Mark. It's been far too long since I've stopped in -- forgive me?
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
So, I Ask, Why God? (Poetry) - 8/29/2012 11:31:42 PM
Nicely stated - agnosticism?
So, I Ask, Why God? (Poetry) - 8/29/2012 4:14:57 PM
Such honest shared confidences Mark. You engage us here in an intimate conversation that is well-crafted.
Be well always,
So, I Ask, Why God? (Poetry) - 8/27/2012 11:45:40 AM
A very good poem of very good thoughts. I agree with you 100%.
So, I Ask, Why God? (Poetry) - 8/27/2012 6:30:10 AM
I believe you express the common thinking of all humans, until each one encounters the Creator in the person of Jesus Christ. People instinctively sense there is a God, but since we are all born into this life in a state of alienation from Him, we naturally do not trust Him, nor do we love Him. God is the most misunderstood Being who exists, but He has communicated to the entire human race via a Nation He literally designed in order to do that; for the express purpose of revealing to us clearly who He is. Like children who have offended a parent, all of us cover our ears and shout in order to not acknowledge Him. Your poem expresses very clearly the default bent of the human spirit until it turns to and embraces the Creator, finally confessing gratitude to Him. Great job Mark.
So, I Ask, Why God? (Poetry) - 8/27/2012 5:43:39 AM
Spirituality is a very personal thing, my friend...I do believe in God and I do pray...but I don't believe in organized relgion...it's simply big business....I was born and raised Catholic....I deeply believe in the earth, and nature...in the forest or by the sea...that's my church.....geez...guess I got a little long-winded ...giggle...
So, I Ask, Why God? (Poetry) - 8/26/2012 1:35:38 PM
It grabbed me
I couldn’t let it go
A Second look
And then a Third
I had to read again
It moved me
If God came down
With miracles abound
Would there still be
As there was back than
I’ll try to do my best
To make my reasons clear
I cannot see
Grow into a child
Nor can I look
Up to the heavens
And not see
God in all
We are free to chose
We are not
Just robot toys
Moving to His will
And if we chose
A path that’s laid out clear
Someday we will reign with Him
In a place
So full of love
Our mortal minds can't fathom
I’ve wondered too
About what you said
With tear-blinding eyes
How can He
Turn His back on us
And watch this pain and anguish
A place of heartache
Was not where it all began
He will show us
So, I Ask, Why God? (Poetry) - 8/26/2012 5:09:26 AM
Well said,Mark. I beleive that God gives each of us free will to do good or to do evil. So I am willing to take some of the credit for the good things I do...but..all of the blame for the bad things I've done.
So, I Ask, Why God? (Poetry) - 8/25/2012 7:57:26 PM
i don't believe i've ever commented on any of your work before,
Mark, but this is among the most honest, articulate and wise
personal spiritual evaluations i've read in a long while;
your honesty shines and is truly admirable
So, I Ask, Why God? (Poetry) - 8/25/2012 6:46:25 PM
Truly a deep and meanigful write my friend written so amazingly Laura
Time (Poetry) - 8/14/2012 7:33:33 AM
Remarkable writing my friend Laura
Time (Poetry) - 8/8/2012 10:35:51 AM
Like my poem, the Time Bandit, when we are the most productive, time slips away like an old Willie Nelson song. This poem is like a lifetime in a nutshell.
Time (Poetry) - 8/8/2012 4:30:02 AM
Ah! You have so very eloquently captured how quickly life goes by...we really are here for such a short time...Loved this one, Mark!
Time (Poetry) - 8/5/2012 2:57:54 AM
the young don't understand this and by the time they do it is in the final laps.
Aurora: From Where in Hell (Poetry) - 7/21/2012 7:05:45 AM
One can only wonder ... God help us ALL! :(
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :(
Aurora: From Where in Hell (Poetry) - 7/21/2012 5:09:05 AM
A great write my friend Laura
Aurora: From Where in Hell (Poetry) - 7/20/2012 3:40:54 PM
you have stated it quite elloquently
Aurora: From Where in Hell (Poetry) - 7/20/2012 10:17:55 AM
They have always been among us. Just now they have more opportunity and more tools. Care to buy an assault rifle out of the back of the trunk in the parking lot of a gun show? Of course you can. The Constitution grants you the right to bear arms and kill whoever you want any time, anywhere, anyplace. Are we having fun yet?
Aurora: From Where in Hell (Poetry) - 7/20/2012 8:56:17 AM
You said it, Mark....."they come from HELL"...and there's nothing "human" about them.....we've all got them in our cities and towns....
Aurora: From Where in Hell (Poetry) - 7/20/2012 6:07:57 AM
It's too tragic to answer, Mark. All I can say is that when you ask, "Where in Hell" you are looking in the right place.
The Scent of “Young” (Poetry) - 7/7/2012 6:31:15 AM
you sat us all down right at the table with you both...i couldfeel the natural silence and smell the warm spi.ce of her scent on the breeze. so nice mark...i admire all yourwwrites and especially liked this one because of the underlying wistfulness of the mood
4 Old Guys Only (Poetry) - 7/6/2012 12:38:38 PM
You sure deliver a charming and generous poem here, and like Anna, of course the title lured me right in!
4 Old Guys Only (Poetry) - 7/6/2012 5:50:44 AM
Not to be bragging (well, maybe a little), but I haven't got there yet. I know it's coming, but so far, so good . . .
4 Old Guys Only (Poetry) - 7/5/2012 12:28:59 PM
This certainly is a subject that old men tend to dwell on and spend untold money on devices and drugs like Viagra. Fortunately, that subject doesn't cross my mind, while women often do, and rightly so.
You might try pulling a truck with your balls. Old men in China find that it helps them avoid prostate cancer and allows them to enjoy stiffly poking until they're in their 90s.
4 Old Guys Only (Poetry) - 7/5/2012 5:41:58 AM
Giggle) A very open and honest write about men my friend Laura
4 Old Guys Only (Poetry) - 7/5/2012 5:05:25 AM
I, for one, would never be offended by such open honesty....especially coming from a mature man....you sure laid it out here, my friend....you knew the title would lure us to the piece...giggle....
4 Old Guys Only (Poetry) - 7/5/2012 3:49:33 AM
Man-to-man! Thanks for sharing with us women who are not easily offended too! lol...
4 Old Guys Only (Poetry) - 7/4/2012 3:59:12 PM
This is so delightful, even to me, a woman. The style you chose, the words you know, the message.....quite grande! ~~ Diana
Love Now, Sex Now (Poetry) - 7/3/2012 4:31:22 AM
It's like that at an older age, don't worry, you do fine i suppose so long as she stays with you.
Actually (Poetry) - 6/23/2012 9:19:07 PM
SHADES OF ... 'THE ROAD NOT TAKEN ...'
Love Now, Sex Now (Poetry) - 6/21/2012 9:09:32 PM
You are a brave and bold man Mark. Few can express their sensual feelings at all - let alone in public! Yes, I also know this feeling but with the right partner - everything is brand new again! Amen!
Actually (Poetry) - 6/19/2012 5:37:12 PM
Superb poetry, Mark; well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
I do hope you will do more stories soon; I miss them ....
Actually (Poetry) - 6/19/2012 4:49:52 AM
What if indeed! Sometimes the fantasy can be more than the reality...wondering what if...teasing the senses...letting one's imagination have fun! Clever write, Mark....
Actually (Poetry) - 6/18/2012 1:38:18 PM
Actually, I think I was reading genius. Really!
Actually (Poetry) - 6/18/2012 9:00:07 AM
a gem...actually! thanks
Actually (Poetry) - 6/18/2012 7:20:50 AM
Truly a Heartfelt write my friend so meaningful and beautifully written Laura
Actually (Poetry) - 6/17/2012 6:09:57 PM
....what if indeed!
I wonder why we stop ourselves
from things...in the moments
and then other things choose
to do...or pursue...then
in walks retrospect...
what if indeed...what if...
Chance Meetings & Stop Signs
Love Now, Sex Now (Poetry) - 6/14/2012 10:05:08 AM
Who says you can't have your cake and eat it too??? Patrick
Love Now, Sex Now (Poetry) - 6/14/2012 4:36:57 AM
Aw! Beautifully stated, Mark....intimacy is so many things...and I truly "get" that gratification you speak of...loved this!
Love Now, Sex Now (Poetry) - 6/13/2012 9:57:17 AM
Intimate words, intimately expressed, with honesty that exceeds understanding. Thank you for sharing with us.
Love Now, Sex Now (Poetry) - 6/13/2012 6:07:11 AM
MARK ... IT IS SAID THAT ...
'JUST BECAUSE THERE IS SNOW ON THE ROOF,
IT DOESN'T MEAN THAT THERE IS NO FIRE IN THE FURNACE!"
Love Now, Sex Now (Poetry) - 6/13/2012 6:03:57 AM
Truly a meaningful write written so tenderly and dear as always my friend Excellent poetry Laura
Love Now, Sex Now (Poetry) - 6/13/2012 2:21:18 AM
the more familiar over time the more cherished
Not Coming (Poetry) - 6/12/2012 10:06:17 AM
Good old writer's block has nothing to do with age. But you have described the condition well, therefore fulfilling the requirement of writing a poem, for now.
Not Coming (Poetry) - 6/12/2012 9:33:06 AM
I don't know, I think you have defined a place in life extraordinarily well with this writing. ~~ Diana
Not Coming (Poetry) - 6/11/2012 5:45:43 AM
And just look at how they flowed when you thought they wouldn't...giggle...sometimes, my friend, it's REALLY difficult to find inspiration! We're all in the same boat....
Not Coming (Poetry) - 6/11/2012 5:00:39 AM
That happens to me to as I draw a blank and cannot think of anything to write ,However you wrote this poem and very well indeed my friend Laura
Not Coming (Poetry) - 6/10/2012 2:00:32 PM
Yea when we get those dry spells and really want to write something or feel we should write something but just can't put our finger on it...wouldn't it be nice if we could fire the muse and hire another.
Not Coming (Poetry) - 6/10/2012 11:58:39 AM
Call 911. Tell them there is a martian in your backyard that is disintegrating the trees with a phaser. That will start the ball rolling for you. Patrick
Not Coming (Poetry) - 6/10/2012 11:46:55 AM
It seems to me that they came quite well and you expressed them expertly.
Oh, Woe!!! (Poetry) - 6/6/2012 11:39:07 PM
Made me chuckle, Mark! Excellent cascade of wondering, so micro-materialized as a simple chap stick. Sentient and funny, oh, woe!
Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
Oh, Woe!!! (Poetry) - 6/4/2012 6:43:15 PM
MARK ... NOT TO WORRY ... USE 'VASELINE' AS A SUBSTITUTE!
Oh, Woe!!! (Poetry) - 6/4/2012 10:34:01 AM
Very funny. My mom and Eileen have similar afflictions. In a pinch, vaseline. Patrick
Oh, Woe!!! (Poetry) - 6/4/2012 10:32:56 AM
Bad addiction to have. Great write to read Markie.
Your #1 Newfie friend Hugs XOXOXO, Rose
Oh, Woe!!! (Poetry) - 6/4/2012 9:54:27 AM
Now that is an addiction! I never used the stuff, even at thirty below when I was a kid and the air was about 10% humidity. My lips got a little dry, but never cracked like other kids.
Oh, Woe!!! (Poetry) - 6/4/2012 8:18:49 AM
Hahahahahaha!!! Hilarious! I wasn't sure what the panic was about...very cute writing, Mark...
Oh, Woe!!! (Poetry) - 6/3/2012 11:50:29 PM
I'm a Blistex girl :)
Oh, Woe!!! (Poetry) - 6/3/2012 5:42:16 AM
Truly a cute poem my friend so delightfully written Laura
Oh, Woe!!! (Poetry) - 6/2/2012 2:19:50 PM
Delightful! It is a marvelous thing to hear of other human beings' addictions. Mine is nail clippers. I do that same panic search for nail clippers because every tiny unsmoothness of cuticles is like the pea under the 25 mattresses. Thanks for this comforting confession! ~~ Diana
Oh, Woe!!! (Poetry) - 6/2/2012 2:12:09 PM
Gotta say I loved and really laughed at this one, thanks
I Write as I Write (Poetry) - 6/1/2012 9:56:23 AM
And that is the best kind. But some feel obligated to write in mysterious code because they're afraid to express what they really feel, or because they can't express what they really feel in words. Sometimes I write satire because the words cut to much.
A great philosophical piece. Thanks for writing it.
I Write as I Write (Poetry) - 5/30/2012 3:47:16 PM
Genuine insights and fine lyrics in your poetry Mr.!
I Write as I Write (Poetry) - 5/30/2012 1:14:04 PM
You write what you write and it pleases us so Markie so keep it coming our way.
Your #1 Newfie friend Hugs XOXOXO Rose
I Write as I Write (Poetry) - 5/30/2012 10:14:58 AM
No doubt about it, a straight shooter. Patrick
I Write as I Write (Poetry) - 5/30/2012 5:16:52 AM
You certainly do, Mark, and that's the kind of stuff I like to read....I'm not much into interpreting other's thoughts... straightforward is much better! And you, my friend, don't mince words...giggle....
I Write as I Write (Poetry) - 5/30/2012 4:42:56 AM
I agree with Budd as you sure write so well my friend and the reader truly enjoys reading your great work Laura
I Write as I Write (Poetry) - 5/30/2012 2:38:22 AM
Straightforward is a good thing Mark, I hate to have to pull out a dictionary to decipher a bunch of less than meaningful words.
I Write as I Write (Poetry) - 5/30/2012 1:53:46 AM
and you write it so well.
Throughout The Years (Poetry) - 5/29/2012 12:05:36 PM
MARK ... NICELY DONE !
Throughout The Years (Poetry) - 5/28/2012 5:37:01 AM
Aw! What an adorable picture you've painted here, Mark!!! So tender and sweet...brings a tear to the eye. Have you seen the movie, "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"? If not...you really should.....It's AWESOME! And I'll bet there's not an over-fifty person in the world who won't love it!
Throughout The Years (Poetry) - 5/27/2012 11:41:21 AM
We all reach that stage and we're lucky if we can share with someone for sixty-five years. My parents were able to make sixty-two.
Throughout The Years (Poetry) - 5/27/2012 5:00:21 AM
A heartfelt write written so meaningful and beautiful Laura
Throughout The Years (Poetry) - 5/27/2012 2:15:49 AM
In these high tech days of love that kind is rare and beautiful and you expressed it so well...took us right into the picture.
Throughout The Years (Poetry) - 5/26/2012 6:33:06 PM
An insightful and intimate poem about the ways of change ~
Yes, my own parents were married for 67 years, in love right to the end...and beyond.
Happy Memorial Day,
When Inevitable (Poetry) - 5/26/2012 2:40:42 AM
This is good.
Interpretation: Heaven (Poetry) - 5/25/2012 10:27:51 AM
The last thing I need is a bunch of milk and honey. Especially for eternity. Case well presented. Patrick
Interpretation: Heaven (Poetry) - 5/25/2012 6:20:17 AM
I guess your ponderings are those of many...for the only ones who truly know what lies beyond....are gone...enjoyed this, my friend!
Interpretation: Heaven (Poetry) - 5/24/2012 4:37:26 PM
DEEP MY FRIEND ... DEEP! PROFOUND ... QUESTIONING ...
NO ONE KNOWS ... IN 'MY BLUE HEAVEN' THERE'S NO MOLLY N' ME ... BUT ALL
OF MY FAMILY WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE ... SITTING AROUND AN OLD PIANO ...
SINGING: 'IN HEAVEN THERE IS NO BEER ... THAT'S WHY WE DRINK IT HERE!'
PERHAPS WE 'ATOMS' JUST GET 'RE-CYCLED' ?
ONLY 'HEAVEN' KNOWS!
PEACE ... TOM ...
Wet Dream 1&2 X Rated (Poetry) - 5/23/2012 5:09:21 PM
Truly fascinating writing my friend Laura
Wet Dream X Rated (Poetry) - 5/23/2012 5:05:57 PM
Sweet dreams indeed a great write as always my friend Laura