This is the review that started it all on my poem, "Miles."
Nice thoughts. Let's hope life doesn't beat you to death like it does with so many hopefuls. Very bouncy work.
This was my response to the review and a review on her verse
I figure this is a very good poetic rant, I admre your honesty. I've been right in your verse, live and in living color. Didn't like how it felt in the negative world, I became more positive. You must be a young person, life is a great deal mental, if you live long enough you'll find this out. If you want to live a dead negative life just continue on in a negative thinking direction. They say we reap what we sew, when I was young and negative I got young stupid and sad, couldn't live there. Now no matter what, I'm a very positive happier person. I like living here better, life is more of a joy this is why my verse reflects my new attitude, I verse as a reminder to me to stay where I'm at, I never want to go back to blaming God, my father and everyone else for not having the common sense to at least try to be a happier person, have a nice day and thanks for your visit
This is the e-mail response I got because of my review
it was titled "Obviously a Male."
You couldn't be more wrong. If you knew anything at all about women we yell at those we love most. I am angry with God because I love him so much. So wake up an smell the coffee one hit wonder!
This is my response back after the e-mail attack
thanks, I'm glad I was wrong about you. I hate to see people lose hope.
My Commentary about all of this
I like to share negative and positive experiences, I feel that we can all get something out of them. I don't mind being wrong if this is the case, I'll be the first one to admit when I'm not right about something. However in the above incident I and everyone was accused of being "hopefuls." The review this person left sounded too me that she had given up hope. Then she referenced us hopefuls being beat, I'm 58 years old, I've had my azz beat in and out of existence, plus I've faced death on a few occasions. Saying all of that to say this, I know what a real azz beating is. It's a funny thing about life, a good azz beating seems to be the best way to teach a lesson. It's how I learned my best lessons in life, especially about love and joy.
Ok, after this, in the e-mail I was referenced as not knowing anything about women which I got a good laugh out of. I've been with my wife and married for 23 years plus, I'm about to agree with this young ladies analogy because I'm still figuring about my wife. But this I do know about the woman I'm married to. She likes to be treated loving and kind regardless of her mess ups, so I ablige her. My success in my marriage is because I quit trying to change my wife and worked on my own serious problems and negativity. I use to play the blame game big time, I blamed my family, my wife, my dad, my mom, God and everyone else that I could because I simply couldn't look in the mirror at my own faults and imperfections. The day I ended the blame game and faced my ownself in the mirror, which has been back 15 years plus, my whole life changed in a more positive direction, I'm a happier person. I tell you what, base your happiness and joy on others and see what happens, you're going to be a let down sad person.
It's tough facing our own worst enemy which is us, but it's the wisest thing to do if we want to progress in life, anyway we can't run from ourselves but some do. Hey it works out fine as long as it works, but one day it can be the trip wire that brings us down, finally facing up.
Saying all of that to say this, it seemed to me the young lady above was on the "everyone else including God is wrong but her trip," kind of reminded me of my younger stupid days so I got involved too deep. I got a negative feeling from her review, then when I read her verse it sent a flashback chill down my spine. Life is a selfish type existence, everyone has a God given right to seek out their own happiness their way as long as they don't step on other peoples toes but this is the problem, many step on other peoples toes trying to find happiness in life. Like I stated above I don't mind being wrong, I realize that my common sense might be mine and mine alone. But one thing is for sure about me, I'm not a selfish person.
I will try to share, the good, bad and ugly with others. Writing verse is a sharing affair, when a poet writes a poem about blaming God he might get back some responses that he might not like. Quite a few people are real touchy when it comes to religion and just about everything else. This is one of the aspects that makes writing verse such a challenge.