|Reviewed by Barbara Henry
|Great,thought provoking poem,Asa, and it is quite true. The Apostle Paul says it best in Romans 6:15: ..."For what I want to do I do not, but what I hate I do"...
All of us, I believe, have this same struggle at some point in our lives. Sharing it in a thought provoking poem is one way to begin the overcoming phase.
|Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
|Sometimes the decisions we make take us places we truly didn't want to go....but ultimately life is about choices isn't it? Nicely crafted poetry, Asa!
|Reviewed by Linda Hill
As Ron said we all have a dark side. Its how we handle it that counts. Enjoy your poetry, Asa.
|Reviewed by Thomasena Martin-Johnson
|The poem left me wanting more. Which one did you choose? This poem is very thought provoking. It makes one take a look at themselves. What choices did we make? Which identity we embrace? I like it.|
|Reviewed by Laurie Knight
|Transparent..; true to human nature. A blessed challenge for change.
An invitation to trust God's grace. Thank you Asa.
|Reviewed by Margaret Blake
|Hello Asa, I have read your poem and see that you are aware of the double sided coin that represents our life. It is the choices that make us who we are and with a beautiful daughter how can you not follow that path. Your words are straight to the point and truthful ... I like them. I wish you well for the future.|
|Reviewed by Christine Alwin
|We are all a work in progress, you are not alone :) we can only venture to gain from our faults~|
|Reviewed by Carolyn Dye
|I love this poem it tells what you're going through and how you deal with the ends and outs of self I can relate, my poem broken glass was my way of dealing with all tht I thought life could throw at me. but the was written when i was sixteen and thought i knew it all. Please keep writing and sharing your work with us!!!!|
|Reviewed by Paddy Bostock
|I think it's great that you've addressed these issues-and so eloquently! I guess there's an undertow to all our lives, but what matters most is we recognise and express our faults for it's only then we can come to terms and get to work. I think it's what some analysts would call "mindfulness".
Hope this helps. Loved the picture too. The combination of image and words is a stunner. Good luck with everything.
|Reviewed by Devika Primic
|I enjoyed reading DOUBLE LIFE a great way to uplift your spirits|
|Reviewed by Kenny Moon
|The 'doubleness' of life can be confusing: yin and yang, black and white, good and bad. We all contain elements of both negative and positive - so, learn to be still, and learn to jump! Keep working quietly on self-improvement, and don't be too hard on yourself for natural failings and weakness. Best wishes! k|
|Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger
Your wisdom is reverent in seeing and contemplating
the actual fine line that will lead you to amazing
wonders in your life. Brilliant write.
Lady Mary Ann
|Reviewed by Christine Tsen
|You will make it, Asa. You write so honestly and your perserverance comes through in your writing.
|Reviewed by D. Vaineo
|Knowing and acknowledging your faults
Is the first step and working on
those character defects is the second...Enjoyed, Asa...
|Reviewed by T Jett (Reader)
|I believe you will conquer the negativities, because you aren't wearing blinders and you are aware, Asa ... Many of us do have things that needs to be "worked on" in certain areas of our lives that could be improved or corrected. Great poem!|
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|We all have our dark side. The difference is knowing it, like George said.
|Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER
|On my, you've grown a million miles already, why, you ask that of a wandering soul, as we all are, wandering this life, in shadow and sunlight, and may I add, Odin, and Diana, said it most eloquently indeed. Bless Ya!|
|Reviewed by Budd Nelson
|a very well written inward revelance and we all ask these questions of ourselves Asa, or at least we should
|Reviewed by Ruan Burke
|We all need to keep a grip on our dark side, no exceptions. It is what makes us human.
The addressing of that side of us is a sign of growth and learning; and to be able to share that growth with the world is to be applauded.
Have a good journey, Asa, there are lots of new things to discover.
|Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
|You have the gift to see within and without. Not everyone can do that... Time helps to heal many wounds...M|
|Reviewed by Odin Roark
|The sense of asking questions (the mark of a philosophically inclined life) is present here, shunning the direction most would take with such a subject, i.e., proclaiming THE answer. Very refreshing, compliments of ellipses used well. How sentient your closing, the indubitable mark of growth, veering away from the societal clinging to adolescent mediocrity, and vying for wisdom. Well done.|
|Reviewed by Diana Legun
|Asa, I like that you invite us to answer that question: "How about you?" Wonderful. And if anyone's answer is "no, nothing to work on," that means they must be actually kind of dead. Your words are consise and honest, it feels. I like this line: "The capability to answer questions", very neat. And I can comment on that two-split thing: it's yin/yang and to have all of one without the other is not possible in my view. The light and dark are melded together, and choice becomes which to be in the most. Shadow....light. Thank you for this post, Asa. ~~ Diana|