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Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Friday, December 05, 2008
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... you were too young to understand ...
... tried to make it Christmas for you, but
mine was unwrapped in the announcement
Daddy wanted a divorce. You were too
young to understand the tears running down
Mommy's face or the pain on Daddy's, of
having to pretend everything was normal
when the tinsel was tarnished and the lights
blurred by sadness; the present couldn't undo
the hurts of the past. Perhaps it was better
this way. For whom? Not for us, but we
tried to make it the best Christmas you ever
had: it was the last thing we could give ...
(c) 2008, Karla Dorman (12/5)
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|Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
|A sad write, but so true for so many
In Christs Love
|Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
|Oh Karla, this is so beautifully expressed.....so sad.......you have left me without words.|
|Reviewed by John Leko
|...honest and real poetic thoughts here Karla...and the sensitive sadness of childrens hopes...broken homes...broken holidays...broken hearts.
very well written...
|Reviewed by Jon Willey
|the lament overflows your poem -- what a catch twenty-one situation if ever there was one -- celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ and having your parents announce they could no longer remain together -- peace and love to you my friend -- JMW|
|Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper
|The idea in this poem is really sad; yet, it happens all over the country every year. Thank God for that one parent who tries to carry on and make Christmas a good one for the children. A good write...|
|Reviewed by Carole Mathys
|Too many children go through this type of saddness...
peace and love, Carole~
|Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
|you darn skippy Karla, a sad but effective poem, hugs|
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Very sad, Karla.|
|Reviewed by Sheila Roy
Several key people in my life keep telling me to let the past alone. I can see I'm not the only one haunted. I think the past is hard to leave alone when there's no closure; or the memory is vivid, hurtful, or life-changing. A sad one. Love and Hugs,
|Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
|Wow Karla, this one sure tugs at the heart as many times Christmas can be very sad and lonely. Thank God he is always there to help us stand and endure whatever is throuwn in our paths...
Be always safe,
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|well said-important message-a selfless act--we adults can cause such pain to our children|
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
You have the good habit of smacking me in the face, reality checks I badly need, we all need, and especially for the coming season.
|Reviewed by Cynthia Buhain-Baello
Yes- you are so right. "Too young to understand..." (I'm 60 and I never undersood why). Merry Christmas and blessings to you - glad the past has passed.
|Reviewed by Axilea MU
|I think that you find just the right words Karla, without overdoing it.
A few expressive details, a good picture and that little question "fro whom" that comes at the right time...
|Reviewed by Cryssa C
|the pain is palpable...poignant write, Karla...superb!
|Reviewed by Gene Williamson
|Dear Karla, thanks for this moving reminder that
it's the children who all too often bear the pain.
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|poignant painful memories, yet treated
with gentle caring,showing your love!
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|I remember those days, but we still got through & past them & here we are today with but a few memories bad and the rest...? e|
|Reviewed by Paul Berube
|Been there and done that myself, so I understand what you went through. Sad write Karla yet very well done. God bless.|
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|Very open and honest look back in time to when memories good and bad were still being formed into tomorrow.
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Heartbreaking write, Karla; I can't imagine what it was like (nor would I ever want to)! Very powerfully penned; brava!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <
|Reviewed by Bernice Angoh
|How sadly your lines present this ever occuring situation in our society today....|
|Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain
You're on a roll dear friend . . . superb!!
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|Touching reality that happens much more than it should . . .|
|Reviewed by Linda Law
|How often does this happen in the lives of children? Too often I'm afraid! nice writing, even tho sad subject. lindalaw|
|Reviewed by Georg Mateos
|A sad poem, and yet, so full of love!
|Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope)
|Beautiful christmas poem. thanks dear karla for this wonderful write|