|Reviewed by Mary Coe
|Very strong and powerful. A great poem. We always have to forgive in order to move on with our lives. I love the way this poem ended. Great write.|
|Reviewed by Ingrid Khola (Reader)
|Tough as it can be, one day one looks back and you are glad it happened. I like how you say "I donít hate you as I forgave you way back" and " Happy I am as I refused to become you "
It's very important to forgive so you can move on.If you don't forgive , that person stays a part of your life 4 gud.
Honour yourself with Truth and Prayer and you shall heal.
The best revenge is to live well.
|Reviewed by ~Indigo~ Elga
Incredibly powerful write. As tough as it is or may seem, there is certainly light at the end of the tunnel. An extremely moving piece, one that should be read and remembered. Your last stanza most definitely says it all. Thank you for sharing this Sandie.
|Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
|super well rhymed piece of poeming Sandra|
|Reviewed by P.T. Mayes (Reader)
|Fantastic! A very emotional poem straight from the heart. You put the reader right into your head. Very well done Sandie!|
|Reviewed by SilverCeltic Moon
I am soooo sorry for not getting back to you before now. Life, is as always, CRAZY! Moving, getting a new job, the holidays....sigh. LOL.
Anyway, I loved this one. Reminds me of my "Tell Me Lies" that you liked. But this poem has so much more soul and you reveal the layers of despair, feelings of betrayal and the awakening from the frozen lake of pain.
|Reviewed by Janet Caldwell
This is so real to me. The one that drove me cRaZy for years is now back again trying to entice me. I will not go that route, not again. As a matter fact, men get on my nerves these days. Love ya lots. ;) Very well put together my friend.
|Reviewed by Nana Issa (Reader)
|This reminds me of my sister's ex-husband, thanks goodness she was smart enough to kick him to the curb before any babies were born! Why do they want to spend the rest of their lives woth us and yet treat us like gabbage? What's the point really? All women should read this. Wonderful empowering piece. Ni.~~|
|Reviewed by Mark Rockeymoore
|ya know, you write in so many different voices, it is quite difficult to tell what is really from your own experience and what it is that you write coming from the experiences of others, or, from just your own imagination! but that is quite the gift, Sandra. i thought the writing style of this was different from your usual style, some stanzas had me reading them over again in order to get the full gist, but i think your expression was exceptional, and you've outdone yourself once again! thank you for sharing!|
|Reviewed by Paul Williams
|This was a painful and ardous journey Sandie that has culminated in a superbly powerful piece...men! waste of space most times lol.
|Reviewed by Erica Msangi
|Simply beautiful. Painful, but with a lot of reality in it. Things we do for the ones we love...or is it the ones we are obsessed with?:) An eye opener for the phenomenal women/men out there.|
|Reviewed by Nordette Adams
|This happened to my cousin. Her ex came back 10 years later, after having left her and their daughter for another woman, begging her for reconciliation. Uh, I don't think so. She cracked up when I told her to tell him, "She's not a dog that she should return to her vomit." But good Christian girl that she is, she had forgiven him long ago. That doesn't mean she was stupid enough to take him back, however." This write was very well done, something anyone who's been burned in the heart, male or female, should be able to relate to, Sandie." ~~Nordette
PS: About fake accessories, "With breast implants and a Brazilian tan..." LOL. Men don't give a damn, do they?
|Reviewed by Cynth'ya firstname.lastname@example.org
|Girl, you got me weepy eyed. This was my Aunt Bernice who just passed. And now I'm missing her all over again but I know she's happy, separated from her pain of a married life for more than 70 years to a man who never had it so good.
blessin's and love my sistah,
|Reviewed by Victoria Murray
|Excellent write, my friend. I enjoyed it very much! Keep em' coming.
|Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
|Such strength and maturity. And knowledge of ones selfworth. Yup us blokes sure can do dumb things, till we learn where the brain really is. Then it can be to late..|
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Powerful poem that goes from sad sack, to finding your self worth and standing strong knowiug you have surpassed the need for him or anyone who don't see your value! Brava Sandie! Excellent write!|
|Reviewed by Ennie Kihedu (Reader)
|Sandie, I will never tire of saying KUDOS babes!!! Once again, you did it for me!!
Now you know that this poem has touched me the deepest any other could.With a wiser gentle smile, I reminisce on the immense strength and love within myself that could only be discovered, acknowledged and saluted from going throught the tribulations of life that I went through in 2005.
Your talent as a poet is amazing!! What have I been telling you about getting yourself a publisher?
Lots of love...
|Reviewed by Sandie Angel
|This poem speaks for so many and is so well-written. You are a very talented lady!
Lucky Star Sandie Angel :o)
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
|Each verse is a gem.
|Reviewed by Lori Moore
|I like how you take the reader through the seasons of a failed love. The strength found in prayer is inspirational and the final resolve is a lesson for all who have experienced a similar situation.|
|Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
|Sadly Really Tomorrow Is Only Today,i.e. Only Thing That Changes It Is You!I Have Neither Hate Nor Love in My Heart--
Simply Love Is a MYTH,i.e. True Love Is (Care & Share) Compassion,Esp.
For (Caring) The Love of Little Children Is For Love of (God)...
You Write With A Lot Of Passion In Your Heart, But If I Could Hold You Hand--Think About It...
|Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater
|Quite different than your usual writes, Sandie. An affirmation and testimony to your inner strength. Your writing deserves to find its way to publication. Wishing you all the best in all of your life's journeys and writing endeavors. Peace be with you. Blessed Be.
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|A powerful assertive declaration that shows your strength, Sandie. Thank you for sharing this offering. Love and peace to you,
|Reviewed by Damaa --
|Are you sure you are not living my life? I can completely relate to this poem...are they really such simple creatures?|
|Reviewed by Kate Clifford
|When one gains strength from within a truth will guide us to those that do deserve us. It is now his time to find a truth. Stay strong and enjoy your new life :-)|
|Reviewed by Sue Hess
|i agree, you seem to have it together without him|
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|Such strength here, Sandie - in content, form, phrasing, voice and structure. It builds in both volume and emotion. Very well done - and, as for the narrative... it takes us the whole gut-wrenching gamut and though no-one wish anyone to have the experiences of the first part, to be made free in the wholeness of who YOU are and who you are truly destined to become is AWESOME. I would not envy the path that had to be taken to get it, but, in this instance, it seems it was every inch "no pain, no gain"! Painful, sobering and yet ultimately victorious and life-giving! I guess "No!" was a brand new addition to her personal vocabulary? So many of us need to learn that word and to use it appropriately. Thank you so much for this. And a VERY belated Happy New Year to you... may it be a very fruitful one for you. God bless, Kate xx|
|Reviewed by Cathrine Hottran
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|A powerful offering Sandra!!
|Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU
It is today and any other day... "It Was Just The Other Day" and just like today, Poet Sandra A. Mushi is the
Master of Narrative Poetry.
I enjoyed the reading of this composition of poetic excellence, which taught me many lessons and polished my poetic tools.
This poem paid its dues to Poetry... "It Was Just The Other Day"...
but issued-POSTED today.
I salute You, Poet!
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|Reviewed by J M
|Powerful piece that many can relate to the ending is so powerful says it all thank you for this piece.|
|Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi
|Very remarkable, as is so much of your writing. Your poems are a quality of their own.|
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|Reads like passages of a woman. A hint of not letting go.
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|As they say, life is a bowl of cherries, watch out for those pits. Good one, you told a good tale and the coup d' grace was excellent.|
|Reviewed by Peter Paton
|Don't take him back either Sandra !
A leopard never changes its spots !
The defining passage for me is "Not half empty but half full was my cup "
This now defines the new You !
Imbued with Almighty God's Holy Spirit
|Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
|An outstanding and very powerful poem, this was written so very well, I love the strength you show here,
|Reviewed by Only A Poet
|incredible write and powerful voice.|