|Reviewed by blue soplain
|what an open tragically haunted write; the images are so stark and quiet. .having read this, there are no real words to express for my part, only real emotions.
gutted. simply gutted.
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|Couldn't put him back together again. Better than just existing, hooked up to lifesupport.
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|A truly powerful, sad, and well crafted piece, Walter.|
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Powerfully penned...makes one think. I always say, "The reason they call it medical PRACTICE is that it ain't been perfected yet." AIN'T IT THE TRUTH.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(
I've been on the wrong end of the charts too often...brings back chilling memories...thank God I survived!
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|Gut-wrenching, Walter. Time stops right here - then starts again as this pain is released... I hope expressing this has been cathartic, like a deep exhalation of breath. At times like this, character and maturation take place almost instantaneously - you have to act first, think later. You did what you had to do and no-one else could do it for you. You had a brave choice to make - and made it: for the best, I am sure. Our medical professionals have a lot on their plate and I would not envy them the position that they hold at such times, treading a fine balance of expertise and compassion. Most are brilliant and naturally empathetic... but God help us if we get someone who is not at their perky best at such moments in our lives as this... they are part of the fabric of the decision and the memory. Bless you - and bless them in their unenviable task, perhaps. Poignant and honest. Thank you. Kate xx|
|Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
|Emotive subject matter. Very intelligently written..|
|Reviewed by D May (Reader)
|Deeply moving write.|
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|excellent write, well done!|
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|Choices. Sometimes we are besigned by the choices we make. Damn good poem.|
|Reviewed by Sue Hess
|God, this is a wonderful poem about a choice no one wants to make but sometimes it has to be done. you wrote it well and i'm sure your choice was the right one|
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Walter you wrote a beautiful poem about a sensitive subject
which isn't easy to do.This is sad reality,handled with eloquence!
|Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU
I have learned from the reading of "All The Kings Men".
On line fourteen:
"HippoCRITIC OATH" for HIPPOCRATIC OATH. It seems that the author used "HippoCRITIC" satirically - in lieu of HYPOCRITIC - to define the indifference of most health care personnel.
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU