|Reviewed by Wendy Cooper (Reader)
|The title gave me no clue as to what to expect. The story really tugged at my heart. As a mom I know there is very little I would NOT do for my kids. "the sacrifices mothers make to provide for children" VERY true statement.
A very moving piece.
|Reviewed by Kathryn Collins
|My Bill, this one brought me to tears and back to the title.
She said that we needed to keep Momma happy
to convince her about doing the right thing marrying again
such a sad tinge. Can't even express the places this takes me - about sacrifice and its value. This makes a good case for it, I think.
Your poetry prose is wonderful.
|Reviewed by Myrna Badgerow
|This brings to mind a story of a Civil War widow. Portions of her diary were printed and are on display at a local museum...a young woman with two young children who must remarry or starve..Both stories break my heart...thank you for writing a very poignant poem...
|Reviewed by Georg Mateos
|I wish I had one like that, so, I can't comment.
But your piece is a little peekaboo of people's charmed life despite the hardships.
A man needs to do what a man needs to do, in this case a mother.
Thanks you for sharing, like revealing everytime a little piece of the quilt.
|Reviewed by Suzie Palmer
|A great title Bill! Certainly drew me in!
'The wise woman predicted that one day I would know
the sacrifices mothers make to provide for children'...
Love, Suzie :-D
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Reaches deep into heart and soul. As a mother I can relate...Excellent write of self-sacrifice...|
|Reviewed by CJ Heck
|This is very touching, Bill. Your mother loved you children very much. A well-written account of a mother's love, and a pleasure to read.
|Reviewed by Susan de Vegter
|This happened a lot during WWII. Women were brave for their families and went that extra mile. My grandmother, bless her heart, was divorced then and had 5 children to feed. My father and his identical twin were placed in an orphanage near her so she could visit them on the weekends. In every picture I see of her the eyes are the saddest and her heart was breaking continuously. She was a brave woman and life is a gravel road William. There are many stories where we can learn. Yours is one fine example of a mother's love.
|Reviewed by Linda Hill
Wow...Most powerful poetry.
Her face didn't say she loved him...but she loved her children enough to make the sacrifice. Amazing write! This one's going into my library. OUTSTANDING!