|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|I do not know what it would be like to lose someone so close, to have them pass away. I can tell you that I have been in torment for the past month... ...and it is because of a great loss (although she has not passed away). I extend to you my sympathy with love and peace, Tony.
|Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
|When we remember the dead, when we write about them they live again and encourage us to go on living.|
|Reviewed by Joyce Bell
|TONY, LET US TALK. AS YOU KNOW, POETS ARE GIFTED IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS. MANY HAVE THE GIFT OF 'IMAGINATION'. THEY CAN SEE THEMSELVES IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS AND WRITE AS IF IT IS REALLY HAPPENING...THIS IS GOOD, BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN GIVEN INSIGHT INTO MANY ACTUAL OCCURRENCES IN THIS LIFE AND THEIR POETRY HELPS OTHERS IN MANY WAYS. I DO NOT HAVE THIS GIFT. THE POETRY I AM INSPIRED TO WRITE IS MY LIFE...MY TESTIMONY AND IT IS BASED ON ACTUAL EXPERIENCES IN MY LIFE. SO WHAT AM I SAYING? I AM SAYING THAT I WOULD NOT TELL YOU THAT GOD IS A 'MIRACLE WORKER' AND THAT HE IS ABLE TO KEEP YOU THROUGH THE HARDEST OF TIMES, IF HE HAD NOT ALREADY DONE(AND IS STILL DOING)THIS FOR ME. THERE ARE TIMES WHEN I AM TRULY 'BURDENED DOWN', MY FRIEND. THERE ARE TIMES WHEN I DON'T KNOW WHICH WAY TO TURN...BUT DURING THESE TIMES, THERE IS ALWAYS THIS STILL, SMALL VOICE THAT REMINDS ME...JESUS IS STILL IN CHARGE. AND YES, AT THOSE TIMES, IF I AM ASKED, 'HOW I AM DOING'? I RESPOND;...'I AM FINE'. NOT ME, BUT THE CHRIST IS ME, IS FINE. IT IS NOT A LIE WHEN YOU SAY TO SOMEONE, '...I AM FINE...' FOR THIS IS THE 'SPIRIT OF GOD' THAT SPEAKS FOR YOU!. HE IS REMINDING YOU THAT HE IS WITH YOU, SO, HANG IN THERE TONY...AND THEN WRITE ABOUT IT! WRITE ABOUT THE 'POWER OF GOD' IN YOUR LIFE AND HOW, IN SPITE OF WHATEVER HAS COME OR WILL COME YOUR WAY...TO GOD BE THE GLORY! 'VICTORIOUS LIVING' DOES NOT MEAN THAT ONE WILL NOT SUFFER...DEPRESSION(IN SOME FORM OR ANOTHER)IT ONLY MEANS THAT DAY AFTER DAY WE ARE GIVEN THE VICTORY OVER IT THROUGH THE PREVIOUS BLOOD OF THE ETERNAL LAMB! AND I 'LOVE' AND CAN RELATE TO, THE LAST TWO LINES OF THIS WORK. BECAUSE WHEN MY HOUR OF DEPARTURE ARRIVES, I WILL NOT MAKE A SOUND OR BLOW A HORN EITHER. I WILL WALK BOLDLY INTO 'HIS PRESENCE'(AND SO WILL YOU, TONY)AND WE WILL HEAR HIM SAY...'WELCOME HOME, MY GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT...COME AND TAKE YOUR REST'! THANK YOU FOR SHARING, WITH MUCH LOVE AND PRAYERS FOR THE PEACE OF GOD TO BE YOURS...BLESSINGS & PEACE. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS|
|Reviewed by Richard King
|Tony, So sorry for your loss, but life goes on.
The sun will come up again tomorrow. You have to push on.
Keep doing that and eventually a new door opens.
If you can muster the courage to step through it, AMAZING awaits you.
|Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
|You have so many friends here in the Den that care about you, Tony....and you're worth it!
Sending positive energy your way,
|Reviewed by Liana Margiva
|VERY SAD........ MAY GOD BLESS YOU!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva|
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
That you are still here and sharing your world
as honestly and beautifully as you do
is testament to life itself and the will to go on.
You are a noble soul.
|Reviewed by Christine Alwin
|Oh my Tony...stay strong, you must!|
|Reviewed by Paul Berube
|Deep, deep write, Tony. Keep strong by having faith. Linda is absolutely right, Jesus will never fail you.|
|Reviewed by Linda Hill
Jesus will never fail you...Focus on HIM. Times will get better for you, please don't give up.
Love and Peace,
|Reviewed by George Carroll
|Stay out of traffic and read a good book. Great soulful writing exposing your inner thoughts and feelings.