|Reviewed by Michelle Smolen
You are so skilled in so many subjects, evoking emotion and spell binding energy, a great tribute to all of our hard working farmers!
|Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
|you really poemed this Lori and it's so touching. we couldn't do without the farmer. l&p g|
|Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang
|Wonderful tribute to your parents!
I am sure they are very proud!
|Reviewed by Alexander Shaumyan (Reader)
|Excellent tribute, Lori. Love, Alex|
|Reviewed by Abe Rossi (Reader)
|Grew up working on a farm...sept we drove Olivers...great write...thanx for sharing...Peace Abel|
|Reviewed by Thomas Lanechanger
|Very good yield of poetry, Poet!!! Powerful write!!! Itís sad what has happened to the farmers across the globe through the years!!! Yet, their fortitude and love of the land, has and will out last the co-ops and their greed!!! Thank you for your kind and gracious words, Lori. Just think, Iíll always be 21Ölol. Keep The Faith.|
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|A very strong poem in all respects, Lori, and a wonderful tribute to our world's unsung heros. I am from farming stock myself here in the UK and know that this last generation, who have lived through the effects of increasing globalisation and the destruction of our basic farming roots as a nation, has seen and experienced the countryside's lifeblood squeezed from the land. So many commit suicide - glad to see the ending here was not what I was anticipating!! Strength in your thought processes and pen here, as much as in those hardened hands cracked by the sun. Thank you. Kate xx|
|Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader)
|I love the last line in this poem, Lori!|
|Reviewed by Dana Matthews (Reader)
|"Valley Farm" is simply fantastic.
It has all that good poetry should have;
hearty subject, fluid thought and some
awesome rhyme. Oh I love the rhyme.
Very good writing poet. Dana
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Wonderful Ode to the good old fashioned hardworking Mom and Pop Enterprise Farmer. Certainly not enough tributes and adulations have been paid to these generations of men and women who truly did put bread on our tables and meat on our plates.
And sadly, as someone else pointed out, gigantic modern farming conglomerates have practically made this hearty breeed extinct.
Truly enjoyed this, Lori.
|Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
|It takes a tuff person to be a farmer
|Reviewed by na na (Reader)
|Lori, you write well and with knowledge of your subject. It is a shame how so many farmers struggle and sweat, and "Get Another Day Older And A Dollar In Debt." There is a lot of American idealism in being a farmer; and a lot of world realization as to the importance of their work. But so many have gone under and lost everything they
owned with nothing to show for their work after 50 years of struggle.
What an American catastrophe. Hugs Bill
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Great write Lori!!
|Reviewed by Dawn Richerson
|now here's a topic that needs more exposure. great work, Lori.|
|Reviewed by Fletcher Bailey (Reader)
|A great poem...I can really relate to the corporate greed pushing farmers out of business. I watched a documentary a while back, that covered the change in farming from free range to more of a processing plant that resembled the gassing sheds used during the holocaust. I for one support free range and not mass production lines. Your poem is a nice tribute to these real farmers...nice work poet...Fletcher B|
|Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
|Summer time and the living is bloody hot and sweaty, even if the cottons easy..))
Yup one can feel the heat, when it is so darn hot too.
Discriptions are top drawer, hands cracked by the sun......
Nice one Lori...
|Reviewed by Kate Clifford
|I could really feel this one with half of my family being farmers :-) Great write!|