|Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
|Recognizing where you were is vital to acknowledging where you are. Dwelling on the past reinforces it. Tough balance. Cool pic. Patrick|
|Reviewed by Richard King
|Change is within all of us. Hopefully, the "... who you are now" will be better than the "... who you were then" BUT!!! who makes that distinction? Only you, my friend. Only you.
Very thought provoking piece. Thanks Dick
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
|this is well thought through, Jerry,
and the motif is serious, relevant and
worthwhile; for me, the last four lines
in particular are very strong
|Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
|A balancing act, I have found to
be without end *Jerry* a challenge
that is continually on going....
|Reviewed by Diana Legun
|I like Pat's comments, as I feel that similarly. You employed such gripping language to define this emotional tapestry: "Like ashes of foul deeds/Dropping like pebbles" The acts of sorrow cofirming 'not the same person' (evolution of a being) pastes a truth upon a truth. Overlay is a good term to convey what you have here, continued in the language of "Reprieved by the very act/Of growing into who you Are." So cathartic and not undermined by the niggling 'spank us an night' remorse that every single living human being suffers I am convinced. That we can turn it into a work that speaks the universal condition is a talent to appreciate. The ending stanza is enormously cleansing. Good write. ~~ Diana|
|Reviewed by pat medlin
|contrition is one thing ...regrets ARE as you so skillfully point out are a waste of time, energy, but oh so instrumental in providing the necessary material with which to write some of the most powerfully moving pieces that i've witnessed from you. so keep the cathargic 'naked' material spewing forth...whether we see it or not...joy to you jerry you've paid your dues...p|
|Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
|Yep! Most of us can relate to this one, Jerry....I guess we all have things in our past we'd change if we could...but history is history..there's no changing it....enjoyed your poem!!!
|Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green
|Not to take this personally, Jerry, but
**********T H A N K . Y O U !!!**********
|Reviewed by jude forese
|philosophically balanced perspective ... moving & well written ...|
|Reviewed by Laura Fall
|Oh my Jerry this is a deeply moving write full of emotion as I to agree with the other reviews on moving forward. Well done poetry as always my friend . Laura
|Reviewed by Budd Nelson
Balance is the harmony within keep on you will be there.
|Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
Finding balance is the key to finding your destiny...You are on the right track, keep moving forward, one step at a time...
Peace, love and light,
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|We can only do our best...e|
|Reviewed by Diana Wiles
|We just do our best Jerry, and hopefully we'll reach that place of peace in time...