|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|Powerful and touching.
|Reviewed by Dawn Richerson
|your use of the language barrier and eggshell metaphor are excellent here. blessings this holiday season and in the new year, Janet.|
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|A most poignant and soul-gripping creation, Janet. I can relate very well to this. Best wishes of love, peace and strength to you. Regis|
|Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson
|Excellent pen here. I love the descriptive feel of the walking on shells...
|Reviewed by jude forese
|you have penned your emotions very effectively ...|
|Reviewed by Pamela Kimmell
|Oh Janet I can feel how hard this relationship is for you....my family grew away from each other with time too - but we still always knew that if we NEEDED each other, we'd be there for each other. Not being a parent I can't totally understand, but I DO know that it has to be difficult to accept an altered role in the life of your child as they grow up. This is a heart-breaking but extremely well written expression of that "change".|
|Reviewed by Handsum Hart
|Oh my this is so sad, especially last stanza. I hope things turn out ok.
|Reviewed by George Jackson
|Janet, I'll keep this as a reminder. My mother raised me alone, for the most part, and I was a real handful sometimes. If the "right girl" ever comes along, I'll probably not tell Mom our secrets (remember being in love? in love now? the passion of that common joining? those moonlit secrets that deepened the ties between you?) but I'll let her know she is still very much a part of our lives.|
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|Conceive 'em. Raise 'em. Let 'em go.|
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Janet, I feel the sense of wondering how such things can happen. Yet they somehow do to most of us! Eelationships are very difficut things to manage.We don't give them enough thought, and we take too much for granted.You have my thoughts and prayers. A superb write on the topic!|
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|It is so hard for a parent to feel they are losing control of the love they share with their children. No one but another parent can comprehend this feelig of helplessness but time alone will bring the path to where you will walk side by side.
A big hug now and then helps too,
|Reviewed by Kate Clifford
|Changes in relationships can be very difficult some times. Great capture with the last thing lines, tying the whole thought together.|