|Reviewed by Dayvid Graybill
Good writing of inner thoughts. I love your wisdom and insight. Loneliness always brings fear. Reaching out to others at times also brings fear. But, wow, making strong, deep connections will empower us on, taking away the fear and replacing it with love and trust.
May you experience peace, my friend!
|Reviewed by D. Vaineo
|Regis, We all have crazy thoughts... you are among good
company...we all love you!
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|Hope this is a poetic device, dear one. Never feel alone. That's how darkness gathers around our hearts and minds, making us feel that we're totally on our own when actually we're all in the same boat!! It's perhaps more easy to comment on this piece in the light of Mandela's death, ironically. If ever there was inspiration from a soul who shone IN SPITE OF SPENDING ALMOST 30 YEARS IN ISOLATION AND BEHIND BARS then he is it. Regis, the world might be in deep shit (as it undoubtedly is), but, like those with their backs jointly against the wall, we can help change things one life at a time. And it starts with a smile - honestly - and yours if just so great! Please?! Think how Mother Teresa was taunted with her work being spoken of as if 'a drop in the ocean'. Her retort? "But the ocean is made up of many drops". The world is just us - and people power is very real when it calls for change. Knowing just which root to lay the axe to next is the challenge... Love you... Seriously, someone is waiting for that smile!! :) Kate xx|
|Reviewed by Jon Willey
|If you are able to look up at the sun rather than being face up on the underside of the grass, it is a very good day my friend. So many unpleasant events occurring across the globe these days with instant access to every knotty detail. Feeling a bit blue, it is certainly understandable. My adopted mantra as I have filled the calendar with spent days is, cheer up, it gets worse. May peace and love be always with you my dear friend. Jon Michael|
|Reviewed by Lena Kovadlo
|You are definitely not nearing the end my friend! Thanks for sharing your emotions and thoughts in this bittersweet poem.|
|Reviewed by Emile Tubiana
J’étais bien surpris
De lire une telle poésie
Qui exprime le bien et les soucis.
Mais du point de vue poème
Je dois dire que je l’aime
Je suis ton ami qui pense à toi
Et honnêtement je peux agir
Et définir ton mal ou tes soucis
Réponds-moi aujourd’hui ou demain
Si tu te sens mal ou bien
|Reviewed by Ken Becula
|True reflections on our transitory lives - meeting friends and growing older like the great rush song - Time stand still - hope you are in fine form, regis, and nowhere near the end game. Kenny|
|Reviewed by jude forese
|crazy thoughts that make us think ... effectively get your emotional state across to the reader ...|
|Reviewed by Rozzy Diouf
|Hi Regis, It has been a very long time since I visited. Great great poem, had my emotions stirring. The major human mystery is "Where are we headed after this?" Fear. You have summed it up so well and posed questions with imagery. Congrats! Keep writing! Love!|
|Reviewed by Morgan McFinn
You're not alone, pal.
I've been living in S.E. Asia for 20 years. Let me know if it's a part of the world you might consider relocating to. I'd be happy to answer any questions and make suggestions.
Don't let yourself get too down in the dumps.
|Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
|Thoughts we all have had, or will..
not to dwell, though...YOU are Loved
|Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather
|nothing crazy about those thoughts, your in good company actually, wear the velvety downy gown and go around in grand style, live more! laugh more.|
|Reviewed by John Domino
Twenty years ago My GOAL in life was to find a REAL person. One whom I could TRUST. Well, first I HAD to be a REAL person and trust that I could be true myself and to another even when no one was around. I finally reached that goal - but it was NOT *!!! easy.
My search through life was to find REAL MEN of God. Not bull shit artist and TV preachers. I wanted to REALLY find men who would GIVE THERE LIFE for what they believe in and yes, I have found a few. That's who I hang out with these days.
I used to hang with the dopers and I became a dope. Now I am hanging out with the Holy Hopeful Happy Folks that Get HIGH praying and talking to Jesus and getting high in another way. Awesome!
Last year I wound up in the hospital for a week. I was bit by a Brown Recluse on my chest and it could have been fatal. However, I had a ball witnessing to everyone in my sight and truly was prepared to die and meet my Maker. For the FIRST time in my life I was not afraid to face death head on because I had become what I wanted to see in other men. I had become REAL and TRUE to myself and I was finally at peace.
It's PURE JOY to think of everlasting life because now I GET IT.
We ARE the company we keep.
We become the company we keep.
What we sow IS what we so reap.
My dear friend, may you go in peace this Thanksgiving and Christmas and find your ultimate goal in life. It's a journey well worth taking.
Love, peace, and REAL abundant Blessings,
John Michael Domino
|Reviewed by Evelyn Simon
|Always good words spoken, well done my friend. :-)|
|Reviewed by Teresa Walker
Someone said a long time ago, if we didn't have the valleys we would not know the hills. I too have been through times like these and hope springs forth when we keep faith.
I enjoy your beautiful poetry and like how you make us feel your joy and pain. It lets us know we have real feelings and that without bad there's not good. It is a balance of nature and sometimes it seems there is more bad than good.
I like the verse in scripture that tells me that Christ took care of it all...John 16:33 I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
Peace be with you and know I am with you too. Think of the beautiful gift you have in writing and touching us all with your words, don't lose sight of that my friend!
Hugs to you..do you feel them? That's what my youngest daughter said to me at 3..do you feel my love go through you mommy?
|Reviewed by neerja gandhi
|Ohhh...this isn't sounding too good, mental state at times lead us to such writes, but its brilliantly put ! I loved it...heading towards the downy gown...teheeeeheeee.
Best wishes and thanks for giving me a chuckle..
Stay well and safe :)
|Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci
|I know how you feel. Chin up, my friend. This too shall pass. Perhaps you should talk this over with a professional. I did and it helped a lot.
|Reviewed by Jena Ayro
You can not erase what has been in
your life whatever the strife,
and mothers can't ever leave ya
because D N A as well can't be
removed from ya
It is carried everywhere ya go so there
are no places that ya can un-grow, the
new time ya want to claim will in the
end still carry ya on the same train
Everybody here is here for ya..
|Reviewed by Amor Sabor
|We have always been creatures of habit and old habits are hard to break but we also have that restless syndrome of becoming a rolling stone so we do not gather any moss. Yes, sometimes change is needed but we must ask if we are not trying to run away from something too...because, wherever we go, we are still there.|
|Reviewed by William Bonilla
|An excellent write Regis
most enjoyable reading
Peace be with you
|Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger
Our voice LOUDLY comtemplating our moments ease.
Challenging, yes, you've got the backbone.
Lady Mary Ann
|Reviewed by Leland Waldrip
|Yeah. It seems that the easier life gets, the harder it is to accept. I think this may be an innate mooring, for humans definitely wormed their way through many a species exterminating environment before incremental improvements to safety and comfort led to such lives of relative ease. We owe our ancestors a great debt of gratitude that through their epic struggles we are left with such a wonderful heritage.
I have often made the point in these pages that ours is at the same time, both a tentative and a miraculous existence. Think of the things that could have happened to interrupt the seemingly infinite chain of conceptions that led to each of our individual existences. Life is truly a gift, my friend. Relish it as long as there is any possibility of joy remaining -- and most likely there is an abundance of such.
And thank you for your powerful expressions in this poem. Reminds me of W. C. Bryant's Thanatopsis.
|Reviewed by Andy Turner
|This is pandemic. Modernity has lost its way.
Though, within you'll find the truth. The ole chessnut - Just before dawn it is the darkest. Never listen to those thoughts, your life is a gift, so give it the best present.
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|I do not share those thoughts, although many around me do, perhaps because we are bombarded daily with the worst that is happening in society and not the best, because the best is often just boring and not as exciting as the worst.
You may also be suffering from reading too many of your sibling's articles and finding that you are unable to reach the state of freedom required within. ;-)
Picture this. It is 10,000 years ago and you are living in a place called British Columbia, unnamed at that time, but filled with dangers like woolly mammoths, saber tooth tigers, dire wolves, and the ordinary grizzlies, wolves, moose, elk and their ilk. Regardless of the weather, you have to put on your heavy clothing in midwinter and go out and hunt these dangerous creatures to provide enough fat for you to live to about 30 and have about 15 children over half of which died at childbirth along with two of your 13-year-old wives.
What me worry? I wouldn't go back to the good old days where I wouldn't worry, would you?
|Reviewed by Budd Nelson
|so very well done
|Reviewed by Laura Fall
|A very deep write my friend Laura|
|Reviewed by John Bidwell
|It may take a bit longer now to round the next bend, but the visions waiting just may make us young again.
Well expressed portion of the journey.
|Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
|I felt like this many years ago but now it seems the older I get the more at peace I'm becoming with the journey we must all take alone. Loved your phrasing, Regis...well done...
|Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
|As Dead Attorney Friend Said Weeks Prior
Before (Undercover Narcs) Killed Him
(They Didn't Want Him Be Governor Of Mexifornia)
I Became Homeless 2 Weeks Later,i.e. He Said To
Me: Too Late In Life-I Learn To Take It Day at Time...
Really You Need To Die Few Times
(Me 4 Near Deaths) And
If (God) Lets You Come Back--Boy,
Will Your F--king Attitude Change!
Losing My Home Of 20 Years(Blood,Sweat,Tears)
I No More Like Living In Hole In Wall
Apt 21 Years Later Going Nowheres But,
Down,i.e.I May Be Broke(Poor $) But, I Am Not
Broken While Your Own (All)Death' Is Inevitable--
Regis Try Make Best (Enjoy)What You Got Left-
That Includes Your Sanity!!
|Reviewed by M Flack
|I like these two lines...
"We are but pawns
Like gnomes on the lawns"
Sets the stage for being spectators?
|Reviewed by Sherry Heim
|You have just got to keep on keeping on. It is the way that it works and somehow, it always works out.
|Reviewed by DM Yates
|Very deep yet rhythmical. I agree with Paul. We all go through this. Excellent work.|
|Reviewed by Paul Berube
|I think most everyone goes through a time like this at some point in their lives, Regis. Hang tough!|
|Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang
|Regis, this moment will pass soon enough. I know you will work it out. Great poem with rhythm. Miss ya! Thanks for acknowledging my poems as well. Love ya! Becca|
|Reviewed by Carole Mathys
|Regis I think we often have moments where the questions tumble around
in out heads...but I agree with Jerry I know you will work it out, maybe we all will.
|Reviewed by Joy Hale
I am so in tune with your excellent, well written and well thought out post! Where to go IS the question. Many I know have talked about moving to foreign countries and we have looked into several of them ourselves. The political climate in our country is dismal, dismal, dismal. You are not alone in these thoughts, Regis. Many agree with you as I do. unfortunately, many live in ignorant bliss also. You/we/I will ponder these thoughts and ultimately find the answer that is right for each of us. Hang in there, my friend and do LOTS of research on other places to live outside of this country.
Joy L. Hale
|Reviewed by Edward Phillips
|I think it's that "velvety downy gown" that's got you down.
Better ditch it. Then you'll be back in the groove. :)
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton
|Gotcha. Truly, I understand. My feelings are along the same train of thought. I suppose that is the reason I didn't get all upset after reading this. You'll work it out, Regis, and so shall I.|