|Reviewed by Diana Legun
|"...sip/of the broth of free will" contains abundant respect mixed with choice. "into life's litter" - what a visceral way to put that! And "that which I knew not enough of" carries absolute innocence. I love this piece. ~~ Diana|
|Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg
|the only thing that ever blocks love is our ownself...you've described it perfectly....|
|Reviewed by D. Vaineo
|Jerry, Willing to change your life takes courage and fortitude...
so here you are...excellent!
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
|another self-look with maturity
and self-awareness and yet the emphasis
is as much on experience as on self;
fine indeed, Jerry
|Reviewed by neerja gandhi
|So do I believe.....went thru all this...:(. Now getting along.....
|Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
|Lessons learned...words to live by
*Jerry* so Rich You are!!!!
|Reviewed by Christine Tsen
|You've unearthed such understanding through your adventures.
Your poem brings to my mind a line from "The Natural" where Glenn Close tells Redford "I believe we have two lives. The life we learn with, and the life we live after that."
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|You have lived life large, paid the price, done the "Regrets, I've had a few"-thing and have learned redemption and reconciliation which leads to inner acceptance and peace. My goodness... you've had your cake, made yourself ill on it and yet can now allow yourself the untold blessing of being able to BENEFIT the inner man through recognising the manifold lessons learned and enjoyed. You speak like a purged soul who does not reek of sanctimonious preaching yet is a beacon to others to also let go of and make peace with their past. There's a real sense of joyous revelation here. WTG :)) xx|
|Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
|I do a lot of sipping and not enough gulping. Consequently I got a lot of shades of grey, somewhere between happy and good enough. Congratulations to you. Patrick|
|Reviewed by pat medlin
|i would and i do
this was fangalastic
|Reviewed by Laura Fall
|A very meaningful write written so heartfelt as always Jerry fantastic indeed Laura
|Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
|I think you are one of the most gifted writers I've ever known!!! Your mastery with words is unbelievable!!! I wish the whole world knew your name...........This poem is amazing! Your story could be any of us.........or all of us.....
|Reviewed by Odin Roark
|As the maxim goes: Sometimes one has to travel a great distance to go a short way. Well spoken.|
|Reviewed by Richard King
|Sounds like a long, difficult road ever so expertly negotiated to the ultimate conclusion.... HAPPINESS. It don't get much better than this.
Nicely done. Dick
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|So do I & I do so with envy...e|
|Reviewed by Budd Nelson
knowing you I would have believed it and do.
|Reviewed by Ruan Burke
|Your words bring hope to those who dwell in dark corners.
|Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley
|Fantastic as always. As the man sits at his desk writing a memo "To whom it may concern" - "I refused to play the game." A strong willed soul doing it his way with "gusto." Smiling, with the highs of a man bent to show the world he can do it - to the depths of despair you made it through!
"so here I am"
"happy at last"
"who'd believe it"
Great Jerry, you echo what much of many have been through.
Love and Light