|Reviewed by Ian Thorpe
|I've just been given hell (at another site where giving people hell is still allowed) for criticising the Catholic and Christian Fundamentalist stances on contraception and sex education. i wish I had read your poem before dealing with my critics because I would have liked to quote to them:
"My life was never going to be the same
I was going to be a mother
Probably not a good mother
I hadnít even learned to be a teen yet"
Its no good telling people not to 'do it' because chastity is not part of the human condition and the story of this poem will continue to be repeated over and over.
I like the way your poem captures those teenage emotions and the way you reflect on the consequences. Unfortunately it does not always turn out OK.
|Reviewed by Nordette Adams
|Absolutely grand write, Sue. I loved this!!! ~~Nordette|
|Reviewed by Kate Clifford
|The love you have shown me in this write tells me you are a good mother. You accepted the challenge with grace.|
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|I would hate for the rabbits on my lawn to have to succomb to this. Moving and meaningful, Sue. Love and peace. Regis|
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|Told in a way that only you could, Sue... one that just blows our minds and our sox off! Such tenderness and such pain... a staggering balance of optimism and regret. Not many could even SEE this link poetically, let alone be able to express it in such a mind-grabbing and emotion-stirring way. You are one exceptional lady, and I salute you both as extraordinary person and writer. TY and Bless you, Kate xx|
|Reviewed by William Bonilla
|Grteat write Sue
William ....Peace & Love
|Reviewed by Dale Clark
|A moving piece. Wow!
So good Sue.
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Well written Sue!!
|Reviewed by John Bidwell
|This is so touching.
I have a few rabbit guests in the back yard from time to time, and I pick up carrots once in a while to throw out there.
I'll be more thankful for those fancy new tests.
And I'm thankful there is such a loving mother out there.
|Reviewed by George Jackson
|A true poet you are, Sue.|
|Reviewed by Alexandra* OneLight*ģ Authors & Creations
|A story ending in a beautiful poem of beginning, with the gift of infinite love.
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Told as only a loving mother could.|
|Reviewed by Reginald Birch
|There has to be admiration for the bravery of one in such tender years.
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Sue you are so brave and honest! Bless you and be
proud of your decision to never regret it.Bravo!
|Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader)
|A very true and Emotional poem. The fear of babies having babies.
This is a Wonderful Heartfelt and Heartwarming Tribute to John and the rabbit.
Only happy loving and fun days for the two of you!(c:)
|Reviewed by Tiana ~ (Reader)
|This write moved me deeply, Sue. I was the same age with my first son and 21 with 4 boys. I made the same promise to each of my son's and I have been so richly blessed. Children are our greatest gifts that we'll always treasure ... Beautiful heart touching poem!|
|Reviewed by Michelle Close Mills
|Oh Sue this is so well worded...Marvelous. How much you must love your son...it's the surprises that are sometimes the best gifts of all. Blessings, Michelle|
|Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
|I can imagine how frightened you were, this is a wonderful poem, love the ending,
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
"...But a mother I was to be
Unless the rabbit died in vain...."
Nope. Look what you got for its sacrifice: a fine, healthy son. :)
Bet you ain't regretted it since. GOOD ON YOU!
A beautiful write--enjoyed
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|This is a marvelous story and wonderfully written.