|Reviewed by Selene Skye
|One of the most intruiging pieces I've read in a while.
Than ks for posting =)
|Reviewed by Lois Christensen
|Wisdom in this write, I need to downsize soon and don't know who would want my leftovers though. Not rich or have anything of value. So many needy in our communities, but we do help them through food banks at local churches etc. Give onto the poor if you will, and don't lay up treasure for yourself to rust or something says like this. Good thinking on your part in this write. So generous.|
|Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
|So much truth to what you are saying here. Wisdom of the Wise...
Peace, love, light,
|Reviewed by Z McClure
|I have looked at my stuff that way,Oliver, and understand the awesome sense of responsibilty you share through "Suburban Detritus"!
We must be good stewards of all Christ blesses us with, and be willing to give to those in need. Very potent message -and I especially enjoyed the direct, honest style you wrote in.
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|well written--much to ponder as we plow through|
|Reviewed by Beverly Kingrey
|I like this, "Suburban Detritus". I find myself asking these same questions lately.
Good luck and God bless.
|Reviewed by Rafika Anderson (Reader)
|It is your guilt that burdens you, not your possessions. Wonderful self-expression. Best wishes for the new year.
|Reviewed by JP Fugler (Reader)
|This is an interesting approach to the subject matter. I love the formatting of the "And" passage. If you could find more effective and meangingful formatting for the rest of the poem, I believe it would be more appealing and stronger.
The ending is simple and powerful. There is no better way to end a poem.
Great job! I would say keep making revisions, though.
|Reviewed by Cynth'ya email@example.com
|Bro. Hillie: The fact that your bio shows you are passionate about psychology only makes more sense after reading your work about "detritus", a word I never considered in the past. I was just listening to a faith based television program about why so many sought out Jesus while He walked upon the earth. They did not want spiritual things, but physical things. And all along the way we see and hear of people who follow after that same sad routine as they beg for things that will do them no earthly good. The most wealthy people are not necessarily those with huge bank accounts, but those who have infinitely deep hearts. Combined with financial blessings, God expects us all to give those material things He blesses us with to those whose hearts truly are appreciative of those gifts. At the same time, (don't mean to be "preachy"...but those who feel they don't have much need to remember the story of David and Goliath in old testament of the Bible. David didn't use anything that others thought would make him strong...he used not armour and a sword created by humans but stones and faith created by God to slay a giant and bless a nation. We all have our giants...and when we are blessed with great financial gain, we should use those finances to bless and slay the giants of hunger, disease, poverty and other giants in this society. For God put us here not to wait on Him, but to assist and serve each other.
Many blessings to you, Fleur and your three young ones.
cynth'ya lewis reed
|Reviewed by Regina Pounds
|A simple solution indeed...I liked this poem and would merely add: it isn't apropos only to the Christian, but to all people.
|Reviewed by Phyllis Du'Gas
|Whoa - I liked this. So many of us feel like this at one time or another. This was a great write. Thanks
|Reviewed by Tristen Voleur
|Thank you for the Welcome. Your poem is a powerful statement of modern life and a wise solution for the hoarders.|
|Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader)
|Twice a year in spring and fall, what ever I have not used that season is given away one way or another. I have two computers yet I allow someone else to use the other one. It's my back up just incase the unthinkable happens. Good thought yeilding write. Lady J|
|Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten
|A great thought provoking write Oliver~ makes one re-evaluate their priorities and give worth to the little things that are needed vs. the extravagance unnecessary. The "eye of the needle" comes to mind...
Nice to meet you!
Love and Peace~
|Reviewed by richard cederberg
|Either give it away or set up a lemonade stand so you can discuss the philosophical ramifications of free enterprise and materialism with the neighbors.
Seriously, I can totally relate. If anything, and I mean anything, remains untouched in our home for six months its off to a charity or someone expressing interest.
Twelve pairs of shoes? WOW! Great Title!
Light and Wisdom ...
|Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
|VEry WEll Said
Glad you got that off your chest!
As long as our heart is true
He will know!
And...When we can?
We will! :)
WArmly, Warrior Lady Sheeeoox
When you have time, Come to my corner of the den!
Find why you gravitated or stayed!
|Reviewed by Verica Peacock
|This poem certainly gives one plenty to think about. I suppose, we all feel guilty if we have too much, knowing that so many people in this world have too little or even nothing. Thank you for pointing this out. All the best, Verica|