|Reviewed by Thomas Mutchler
|Awesomely sweet write. I saw Ford as one of the lesser-imposing Presidents, yet 2 assassins (both female) tried to kill him.
|Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
|Nordette this is a beautiful tribute to President Ford! Keep these coming
In Christs Love
|Reviewed by Lois Christensen
|Remember hearing it on radio. He was old and was honored very well at his death. He did accomplish lots in life and during his days as President. Noone will ever be like him now on. He served his country well and the USA.|
|Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
|VEry Deep and Thoughtfully written Nordette!
Important Tribute well written~
WArmly, WArrior Lady Sheeeoox
P.s. YOur Bio page is constructed very nicely! I enjoyed!
And... On to your other site~
|Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
|never thought about Ford that much. Presidents can make of break though. enjoyed|
|Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader)
|Well done! Holly|
|Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson
resting place here in Michigan
soul bound forth
|Reviewed by a longstocking (Reader)
Once again, you've gotten right to the heart of the issue. I hadn't been hearing much response about President Ford's death, and had been a little dismayed by the apathy I perceived. Your poem is a great tribute to the man behind the presidency. At the end of the day we are all human beings, without the titles and frills. Thank you for the poem, and for bringing Kiplings' "IF" back from distant memory.
Your mother was a wise woman to also share with you the gift of true words and values.
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|Well done, Nordette, as others have said. In the sense that, not only are your primed poetic powers demonstrated here in your usual intriguing and intelligent way, but you even-handedly give both merit and notoriety your scrutinising attention and drill your details in the most engaging way. One ALWAYS interacts with your work, always works - but seldom is "work" such pleasure. You are a very fair-minded person who, in another life, would have trained admirably for the bar... not the alcoholic one, neither! Great questions; fine oration - all as befits the passing of greatness... or meekness, come to that. A very Happy and Healthy New Year to you and yours in New York and wherever, and I STILL live in hopes of a good old knees-up when I eventually make it Stateside. You wield your pen like a dancer - the tango, mostly! :)) Full of poise and respect, as we might expect from you! LOL K xx|
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|A fine and worthy tribute, Nordette. Blessings to you,
|Reviewed by William Haynes
|You do write beautifully regardless of the subject. I liked Ford, he was hard not to like. Sort of like Barney Fife.
|Reviewed by A PAX
|Well done Nordette, ty
happy holidays to you and yours
pax Anita xo
|Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson
|This was an outstanding write...I mean outstanding!!!
|Reviewed by Sherry Heim
|I had the pleasure of meeting and spending a bit of time with, then President Ford so many years ago and what I remember about him is that he was truly "a nice man." He remained quiet and didn't make any big waves after leaving the White House, remaining the gentleman he had always been. It is difficult to mourn anyone who has lived such a full and satisifying life as he did, but as a nation, we will show him the same respect as we show all of our Past-Presidents when they depart. As a nation we will mourn, but I believe it will be tempered with an understanding that he left peacefully after a full and satisifying life. Very good write, Nordette.
|Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero
|"We love as simpletons, may never know,
for only history tells an honest tale,
weighs the deeds,
gives fair power to whatever creed
a leader held."
That's one of the most truthful statements I've read in ages! We live in a world of boxed instant food, instant gratification, mass hysteria-fly-off-the handle and go with the flow. There are no instant answers, you're right. You're absolutely right.
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Thanks for sharing!!
|Reviewed by Constance Gotsch
|Good comment about history being the judge, Nordette. Sometimes we don't live long enough to see the impact of our own times. Wonder who gets to clean up the mess we're in now. I don't even want to speculate.|
|Reviewed by Joyce Bowling
|I recall President Ford's term in office...I agree with Richard, he walked into a mess that was left behind..Watergate..what a mess it was! You've penned an honorable tribute my friend.
|Reviewed by richard cederberg
|"Was that a great one
who left us?"
My mama told me once never to judge anyone until you walk for awhile in their shoes. I never envied President Fords shoes. I believe that he was certainly one of many that were, and are great in this country. He carried a burden with the Watergate scandal that still chills me when I see the pictures. Brown, Ford ... I wonder who's next Nordette.
Blessings to you for this fine tribute.
Richard Lloyd Cederberg
|Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader)
|Excellent writing, as usual, Nordette.
James Brown will be mourned, too. Great soul people are hard to
come by anymore, it seems. The "old ways" keep getting pushed out
of the way by the hard rockers and rappers, I think. Maybe I am all
wet on this...but I do know one thing...I LOVE the old blues and
soul artists...vocal or instrumental...and I can never get enough
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Compassionate, worthy tribute in honor of a great man. Well done, and thank you.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Carole Mathys
|A respectful and honorable tribute, Nordette...thank you
|Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten
|An honorable write, Nordette! And, yes...we do love as simpletons, is there any other way? Great line!
Enjoyed this! God Bless his soul...
Love and Peace~
|Reviewed by Randall Barfield
|"We love as simpletons..." love this phrase and how true. thanks for sharing|
|Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU
|"They Told Me a President Died" strikes the bells of TRUE Patriotism for it reminds one of a man that RESPECTED AND OBEYED THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICAN as a citizen and as a STATEMAN.
I enjoyed the reading of "They Told Me a President Died".
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
|Reviewed by J M
|A tribute of honor and a dedication.
Blessed 2007 Nordette.
|Reviewed by Rusty Daily
|This was touching and well written Nordette.
|Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader)
|According to Shakespeare, the evil that men do lives aftem them. I don't suppose this is the case with this President, apart from his human common errors. Great poem. Victor|