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· There's More: A Novella of Life and Afterlife

· The Saint of Florenville: A Love Story

· The Wisdom of Les Miserables: Lessons From the Heart of Jean Valjean

· Down a Narrow Alley

· I'll Paint a Sun

· Circles of Stone

· A Love Forbidden

· Finding Isabella

· Battling Writer's Guilt

· The Saint With the Dragon Tattoo

· My Cello Year

· In a Child's Eyes

· We Both Had Dads Named Joseph

· Highjacked by a Great Novel

· When All Else Fails

· House of Faith

· A Little Night Music

· Keep It Simple . . . The Way Jesus Did

· A Wedding Prayer-Poem

· A Prayer for Esther on Her Birthday

· Earth Mother”

· In Memory of Bill Joyce

· Graduation 2003 . . . Wedding 2010

· A Wedding Toast

· Driver's Prayer

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  Aging Actor
by Alfred J. Garrotto
Thursday, August 28, 2003
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A veteran actor toward the end of his career stands in the wings and prepares to go onstage.

Spotlight on, smile lit,

godparents’ son set to steal

the scene; cast take care.

[I am sad to announce that my "aging actor" cousin passed away in early February 2006. We will all miss him. Now, he is with his parents, my godparents, acting up a storm in heaven.]


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Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 6/4/2009
Lovely tribute. Lots of emotion in so few words.

Reviewed by John Domino 3/13/2009
A nicely condensed tribute!
Reviewed by Jeanette Foresta 5/22/2008
Hi! I saw you on front page and stop by to say hi. Heartfelt words, and sorry for your loss.(
Reviewed by Rafika Anderson (Reader) 12/25/2007
This is a lovely paean to your cousin. Beautiful work.
Reviewed by Chuck Keller 8/3/2007
Very nice Senryu. The challenge of saying so much with 17 syllables is too much for most. You've handled it wonderfully.
Reviewed by Crystal Silver Angel (Reader) 3/19/2006
Intresting lines...

love joanne
Reviewed by William Haynes 3/1/2005
telling a story in a poem with only a few lines of text is a rare gift. I enjoyed your work
Reviewed by Leslie Bond 1/29/2005
You said so much, in three lines. very good. Les
Reviewed by Kijuana Henry (Reader) 9/29/2004
I have to agree with Deborah,
interesting form of poetry, 4-6-4 in syllables.
At least I think that is what it was? It was a great three lines of wisdom and new life happening to an old age actor. Tells the world that one can never stop growing and loving. Even at the young age of "say 61"? That is how old my Mother is at the moment. I am the baby of the family and just turned 34 years.

Excellent poem!
Reviewed by Eddie Thompson 2/5/2004
What wonderful thoughts invade the light that spots us on stage. Thanks for this write.
Reviewed by Rodd Jokre 2/3/2004
Hm, 3 lines of change...

Reviewed by Susan Cook-Jahme 9/20/2003
Three lines and so full of meaning :0)
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 8/28/2003
What an enjoyable three lines! Thanks!

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The Wisdom of Les Miserables: Lessons From the Heart of Jean Valjean

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Circles of Stone

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A Love Forbidden

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Down a Narrow Alley

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The Saint of Florenville: A Love Story

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There's More: A Novella of Life and Afterlife

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Finding Isabella

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