|Reviewed by Emile Tubiana
|Dear Janna Hill, Very well expressed and moving. Life is not easy to understand, but it reveals itself to us little by little, from inside. Thank you for sharing, Love Emile|
|Reviewed by Andy Turner
|This pierces the heart.
Such agony when the MOD say: In this pine overcoat, find inclosed, one son, one medal and a note to say he won.
A parents nightmare after years of nurturing and hope. xx
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|Deeply moving and personal words to express every grieving mother's lament, Janna, reflecting that same strength and self-sacrificing love attributed to the son. This tears at the heart - especially as it must be the real experience of so many in our war-stricken world. Bless you for this. xx|
|Reviewed by Z McClure
|The little guy died fighting other little guys who were fighting monsters on the 'other side'. And all the mother's of all the wars there ever were sat all alone and cried. Meanwhile, the politicians spent their retirement years counting their profit and smugly smiling.
Sad story in your poem well told...
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|So sad, Janna; and yet you express a theme that is universal and timeless in this life/world. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,
|Reviewed by Christine Tsen
|Your song of loss and compassion is so tangible to the heart, Janna!
So far-reaching ~
|Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
|So very personal is your poem *Janna*
from this grandmother who is sharing
a grandson with our country currently
in Afghanistan...thank You for the deep,
deep emotion that I felt reading it!!!!
|Reviewed by jude forese
|This poem achieves its objective in expressing a deep sense of sadness ...|
|Reviewed by Douglas Bentley
|Very sadly and personally written. I agree with Jerry about the last line.
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|This is heartbreaking. I hope it is one of your perceived memories rather than one of your own.
|Reviewed by Lonnie Hicks
|Oh'the heart ache and the courage both come through...|
|Reviewed by D. Vaineo
|Men still go off to war and die...sometimes wars have no causes and people become disillusioned and asking why. Excellent Janna!
|Reviewed by Joyce Bell
|A PROFOUND WORK...THAT TOUCHES THE HEART OF EVERY MOTHER WHO HAS A SON...LIVING OR DEAD. I WILL KEEP THIS AND THANK YOU, JANNA, FOR SHARING IT. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS|
|Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
|So very tragic for far too many mothers!!!Heartfelt write, Janna!!!
|Reviewed by Terry Rizzuti
|Great poem, Janna, I commend you.|
|Reviewed by Linda Hill
Deeply powerful poetry, sad and heartfelt.
|Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
|Janna, this is both sadly beautiful, you have penned a very deeply moving poem. I liked how you ended this poem "folded flag of thorns". very descriptive and emotive.
Much peace, love and light,
|Reviewed by Richard King
|Janna, this one is so touching. It really jerks at the heart. Ditto to Morgan's comment. Dick|
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton
|Love the "folded flag of thorns," Janna. Liked the whole poem, but you really broke it off to the quick with that last line.|
|Reviewed by Morgan McFinn
Janna, this is a wonderful and heartfelt poem. But, never mind that. Please tell me and tell soon that it is not about your son or some young man whom you were close to. Because if it is I will feel absolutely miserable!
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|So powerfully sad.|