|Reviewed by JMS Bell
|HARDLY A 'SHADOW', WILLIAM...TSK!...TSK! ONLY A STRONG MAN, FULL OF THOSE WONDERFUL VALUES OF 'FAMILY' TAKES THE TIME TO PLAY WITH HIS GRANDCHILDREN. PLEASE DO NOT TAKE IT LIGHT...THE MEMORIES THAT YOU ARE FORMING WITH THEM WILL LONG BE APPRECIATED AND TENDERLY RECALLED. FOR THEY WILL NOT RECALL A 'SHADOW', BUT THEY WILL THINK ON A PERSON WHO CARED AND LET THEM KNOW, BY HIS ACTIONS, HOW MUCH HE LOVED THEM. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
|Reviewed by The Poetess
|I love not only the poem but also its contemplative content. Surely your granddaughters will not only remember "the shadow of a man" but also the Light of the man took time to play scrabble with them.|
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Poignant memories, William, they live on in others...
Deeply moving poem!
|Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
|William, Yes, Yes, Yes, it is each moment that we share with our loved ones that count and leave lasting impressions deeply within them. We have to live in the moment, no matter what that moment is.
You are doing what you are suppose to be doing, no regrets, just play and have fun with those granddaughters...
Lovely poetry, you always know how to get to the heart of your readers.
Much peace, love and light, and happy new year!
|Reviewed by Carole Mathys
|You are bound to be one of their best shinning memories they will cherish when they are grown, so just enjoy them to pieces William...
peace and love, Carole~
|Reviewed by Sheila Roy
|A deep, thoughtful piece, William. Seems this is the time of year for it, but you capture this authentic moment in a way that showcases that sense of in-the-end-we-are-all-alone. Great work.
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Glad to see you back, D'Artagnan, and your grandchildren will surely remember, as we now remember glorious times spent with our grandparents.|
|Reviewed by Liana Margiva
|MAY GOD BLESS YOU, DEAR WILLIAM!!!!!!!!!!! MAY THE NEW YEAR BRING YOU MORE BEAUTIFUL POEMS AND HAPPINESS IN YOUR LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva|
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
|You give your time and your presence to them, William, and you encourage words and literacy in them and that's a real legacy in this dumb age. I love the moment of this poem and its thrust.
|Reviewed by Sheri Uy
|This is so heartfelt and a little sad, William. On the other hand, not everyone of us are blessed with being able to play and enjoy with our grandchildren. Surely, you are a person with significance not because of what you have now but it is about what you've built in the impressionable minds of the little ones. A doting grandpa, loving and protective. That's how your granddaughters will remember you. Love and blessings to you.
|Reviewed by Diana Wiles
|This is so touching and wistful...I think they will remember, and it will sustain them, as memories of my Grandparents playing games with me have sustained me so many times...
Love and Hugs, Diana...
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|Too cool this one, Bill...e|
|Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford
|Beaufifully heartfelt Bill. Maybe they will remember. Children's memories are very selective. My grandmother died when I was four and all I can remember is her trying to feed me cooked carrots which I hate. That and her beautiful loving smile. If nothing else they'll remember the love you have for them.
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|I find this so hearfelt and meaningful, William. Having two daughters myself (no grand kids yet), I can completely empathize. I do not know if you have read my poem "Ballet Lesson" that I have posted here at AD. It seems to me we are expressing the very same sentiments in many ways. Thank you for sharing. Love and peace to you,
|Reviewed by TONY NERONE
|Excellent piece of writing, William.
GOD BLESS YOU and YOURS
|Reviewed by pat medlin
|you will never be a shadow of a man to them...i'm with george carrol
'never fear...love remembers.'
what a beautiful musing...what lucky girls!
|Reviewed by Christine Tsen
|Wonderful, engaging poem William...almost haunting and full of perspective.
|Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
|Memories are so utterly precious
and I am sure they will remember
the laughter & the time you spend
with them & sharing moments...
May Love Continue To Embrace You
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|poignant- One ponders life more and more as time becomes more fleeting a precious, this is a wonderfil write on perspective|
|Reviewed by Clarence Prince
|You are a blessed man, William. Give the Lord much thanks and praise; as, He favors you with grandchildren. They are so sweet to play with and even to listen them giggle and play.... It's Really a nice poem!|
|Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
|Spending time with your grandchildren will ensure they do remember you, William! Sounds like you have a wonderful relationship with them...they'll remember that!
|Reviewed by George Carroll
|Walt said it all. Never fear, love remembers.
|Reviewed by Walt Hardester
|Just know that times with their grandfather, playing games and laughing will be remembered long after we are gone.
the best gift you can give anyone is your time.