|Reviewed by ira eden
|sounds like such a prison.
i'm sure you kiss your freedom
fresh on the mouth each morning now.
and you, you made it through somehow
with your wits about you.
i admire your courage, and your ability
to transfer such experience into art.
|Reviewed by A PAX
does this place still operate????
you are one resiliant cookie! God Bless!!!!
|Reviewed by Bobbi Duffy
|Erica, these slice of life pieces from the academy are so intense and heartbreaking. You do them so well.|
|Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
|Erica it's good to share this type emotion and experience. All I can tell you is to find somewhere to escape and be glad you're not there yourself. I usually feel sorry for people in ridiculous positions, then focus back to myself having the freedom and little comfort that I have. tkcare Grady|
|Reviewed by Birdie Houston
|This was such a cool piece got my undivided attention I loved it|
|Reviewed by Oisín Breen
|Reviewed by Connie Hinnen Cook
|I'm so sorry you had to go through this Hell.|
|Reviewed by jude forese
|allows the reader to really visualize and experience the scenario you've expressed...|
|Reviewed by Nancy D.
|Words of truth spoken so freely. Great write.
|Reviewed by William Bonilla
|Great write Erica
|Reviewed by the phantom pheonix
|I think this was extremly scary and nightmaric sounds more like one of my routine nightmares I suffer I so so sorry you went though this|
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|You painted a vivid picture Erica, and I'm so glad you chose to turn your inner anger to writing so we can share your wonderful talent...|
|Reviewed by Micha Julian
|too powerful, shaking...and to be, to share this, you...you awe and how you ever, ever got through this hell, dam, 'paste on smile'...(((((erica))))))
a masterpiece of truth and a cautionary tale, wonder how many ECA's still around...
how you survived...and became, became who you show here, so much courage!
YOU...so special, so amazing...humbling...
an awesome woman, you ARE...and Poet!
Love to you,
|Reviewed by Christine Morell
|A nightmare..it's the pain and angst you've had to endure that make you into the fine writer that you are and you are someone who can empathise ( very special )
|Reviewed by Jay Squires
|Thank you for sharing that Erica. The experience was not lost on you, though. You got an excellent poem from it. And it resonates in others.|
|Reviewed by Josephine Bohen
|damn what a life
there has Got to be a better way
|Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster
|Reform schools...wonderful places. Excellent write. Trish.|
|Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen
|Excellently penned, Erica...a sad source of such inspired, reaching poetry, but I am glad you are writing it out and down for others to see. :)|
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
|Sounds like the Catholic school I went to as a kid. Well done.|
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|well i was in boardingschool myself......and Goddy they can push you tothe limit ......no wonder you tell them to go "maistro"...hehehe
at that age I did not even knew there was such a "word".....but now i am whitty and know all about it......lol
|Reviewed by Joel Raja Kumar J
|Erica, this brings tears. A real hell and I do understand how you must have felt in those days.
May God Bless you dear
Love from India - Joel -
|Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
|OMG...This was so terrifying to read, rather like George Orwell's 1984...My God, the strength you must have to have endured that, and remained the wonderful poet you are! My heart goes out to you!|
|Reviewed by Tony Nerone
|Dear Erica, That's over with. I know your scars remain. It may take time to go away. Or then it may never. But don't you want happiness for yourself? I think you deserve don't you? Remember new people that come into your life no nothing of your past. And you need people, nice, and good people.
Be Happy, Please?