|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|Powerfully imaged, Joy: you take us there, in vivid lines. Well done.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by JMS Bell
|YOUR LOOK AT THIS SPECIFIC PERIOD IN OUR HISTORY BRINGS ON A WAVE OF NOSTALGIA...I WAS BORN IN 1944 AND I REMEMBER BEING TOLD ABOUT THE 'RATIONING' OF EVEN A PAIR OF SHOES FOR A BABY. A HARD PERIOD IN AMERICA AND EVEN HARDER ON THE LITTLE ONES WHOSE 'DADDY HAD TO GO OFF TO WAR'. WELL DONE, JOY AND SO ENJOYED. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS|
|Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
|Powerful thank you for sharing this experience with us...
In Christs Love
|Reviewed by Betty Cochran (Reader)
|This is a tender poem aboutan extremely sad time as seen through the eyes of a child too young to understand the concept of war. She just knows that her mother is scared just as she is. Her young world is changed in so many ways and her beloved daddy is gone...who knows for how long? I really like this!|
|Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
|Very lovely writing sweet lady...sighhhh ... you have such a beautiful heart sighh....Hugsss|
|Reviewed by Clarence Prince
|It's so very sad, Joy. This I know for sure war is not good despite of, which side finshed best....|
|Reviewed by Donna Chandler
|A powerful memory carried with so many children from that war and now this one. Thank you for sharing this heart wrenching look into a little girl's sadness.
|Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
|Oh! This is heartwrenching....just knowing that children today are feeling those same emotions tears at the heartstrings! Beautifully penned....huge lump in my throat as I read it.
|Reviewed by Laura Fall
|A fascinating and touching write Laura
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|So very sad that so many children have to experience this, and they sadly probably always will in our ever constant war-torn world.|
|Reviewed by ANNA CLOUTIER (Reader)
|POWERFUL, EMOTIONAL...AND WONDERFUL WRITE. WRITTEN FROM THE DEPTHS OF YOUR HEART...WHAT IT MUST FEEL LIKE TO HEAR THOSE WORDS...DADDY HAS TO GO...
THANKS JOY FOR ANOTHER WONDERFUL WRITE. ANNA
|Reviewed by Liana Margiva
|EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!! VERY SAD POEM.......... Liana Margiva|
|Reviewed by George Carroll
|Since I fought in it I don't remember the rationing but do remember receiving a tub of bacon while in Germany. Only time I ate bacon while overseas. Heartfelt poem.
|Reviewed by George Dominguez
|Memories of the war as a child. I was told stories as a kid about food ration stamps and all the things they had to live without. Those were the years that women had to take over the house and get jobs in factories including the shipyard. Very heartfelt Joy. God Bless. George AKA THE WISE OLD OWL.|
|Reviewed by James Johnston
|Disturbingly poignant memories, so hauntingly relived through your words! Yes, I remember vividly the shortage of tires, gasoline,new cars, metal and most of all, Fathers. Oh,yes, don't forget "Rosie the Riveter's"! Thank you for sharing this heartache from your archives. They are still appropriate for today.|
|Reviewed by George MacLean Akurunwa
|Wow! Heartfelt. Thanks.|
|Reviewed by Lyn Anderson (Reader)
|The most touching part....."then it was time"... a phrase so often repeated... beautiful.|
|Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
|Conjured up your spirit with a sadened, stressful heartbeat...
reading your poem...when you took me there to experience "Daddy's
little girl" from bended knee, and the pain of seperation from
your all consuming love.
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
|A fine poem from a child's perspective, Joy,
the feeling's true and meaningful
and unfortunately all too real
in a troubled, conflicted world.
|Reviewed by Christine Tsen
|What a wonderful and sacred child's perspective!
I hope, and it does sound like, he ultimately came back home.
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|Housebreakingly real, Joy. I remember the rationing. All of it. My dad didn't have to go though, he was too old.|