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Saturday, August 23, 2008
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Reviewed by Inspire Hope 9/25/2009
Richard Lee Orey you moved my heart to tears! to read this poem this morning from a heart so filled with compassion. This poem wins the #1 stellar award today, and if we all take heed to its contents our lives would truly be enriched with wealth that money cannot buy!

Thank you Richard for sharing and caring about others, yes and for your words of wisdom.

Love And Prayers
Reviewed by Sheri Hart 7/17/2009
I liked this very much! It showed insight into what really is important in life... and how we so seldom take the time to reflect on it.
Reviewed by Nicole Weaver 7/13/2009
I am truly amazed! You are very gifted! A truly magnificent write, that should make all of pause and think about our actions and thoughts. Thank you for sharing this gift of writing with me and the world. BRAVO!!!!!!
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 7/13/2009
'If..' what a way to start such a marvelous poem!
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 7/10/2009 many If's in life....I have a plaque in stone from my Mom...'If I could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again'.... If's are some what dreams of the heart that truly humble the soul.
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 6/19/2009
Hi Richard, You are one of the few men that I read that write with true emotion. Living does not come with a manual, especially when extenuating circumstances come our way. You write well from a departed souls regret... thank you for sharing parts of yourself... outstanding...

In Spirit,
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 2/23/2009
Such a prose of many words, bringing me to my reflection of my own iniquities I shall reflect a bit, using your fine words as an example of digging deeply within to find a calm and fulfilled place to live during the rest of my breathing days. No regrets, no lost connections, no harm meant to anyone.
I shall keep reading your work, it is extraordinary!

Much peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle 1/24/2009
This is oh, so beautiful. The beauty we find in our friends, lovers, and/or family is amazing, but sometimes, we are all guilty of becoming so consumed in our own daily lives that we fail to express our gratitude towards those loved ones. When we realize this fact too late, we long for the chance to "make it all better." I know this, all too well. Fortunately, life has presented me the chance to undo the past with those still living; if only I had the chance with those now gone.

Thanks. I know the perfect person with whom to share your poem, right now.

Reviewed by Diana Wiles 1/3/2009
This is beautiful..and very poignant to me at this time..If...My heart overflows....Love, Diana
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 12/29/2008

This is so touching. I love this a lot. Each of us comes to this world without a manual in life, and it is up to us to find our paths and experience life the best way we know how. There's really no one else to blame, if when life on earth one couldn't fulfill another's needs, because each step is an experience gained.

Thanks so much for coming to my site and taking the time to write me a lengthy review on my poem "Mommy Didn't Want To Speak To Me". I appreciate your analyitical review, and have sent you a e-mail.

Sandie Angel :o)

Reviewed by Cindy Tuttle 12/8/2008
Richard, this is such a touching and moving poem!I really have no words to explain how amazing it is.That's pretty bad for a person who likes to write!(I am smiling as I write that)Anyway- well done.

With love,'
Reviewed by Cryssa C 11/24/2008
What a world this would be IF we each had such insights...
Reviewed by Jerry Engler 11/12/2008
This is a very profound poem, Richard, that touches me where it hurts. If only I. too. could live it all again, would I be better then?...Jerry
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 11/2/2008
I did read "IF" with the eyes of my mind, the eyes of my heart, and the eyes of my soul; and this poem fulfilled all of them, and did it with the beauty of expression, the art of presentation and the wisdom of contents.

I salute You, Poet.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Hatshepsut Maatkare 10/30/2008
Richard, I mentioned that I don't know much about poetry, but I do know when I've read something that speaks to me. What each of us wouldn't give to be able to go back and do things right...or better yet, to never have done them wrong.
Reviewed by Denise Edwards 10/14/2008
Oh, If only! This is deeply passionate and moving. The aching, longing for what was and is now gone. Of how we are all just human and make mistakes. I am keeping this one, for my treasure chest!
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 10/13/2008
Richard, this is a masterpiece...not just because it is so well written, not just because you have a wise soothing voice that is lovely to listen to, but the reader can feel throughout the entire poem, that is was written from the heart...and I have to tell you Richard I don't read near enough of these kinds of poems these days. Truly, you are a blessing to your loved ones. Love Holly
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 9/10/2008
One of the best poems, which I ever read!!!!!!!!!!! This POEM is BEST from YOUR work!!!!!!!!! Your words penetrate my soul very deep!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 9/9/2008
An excellent poem. I like your ability to confess weakness, which actually shows strength of character. None of us are perfect. If we see our flaws, though, we have something to strive toward when hoping to improve. I also like how this poem comes full-circle in the telling. Your voice is perfect for public speaking!
Reviewed by Valerie Roeske 9/5/2008
This is a gem thru every line, so many walk this path, without wisdom and appreciation for the gift of life given here on earth, brings back the memories of a friend years ago who was dying and wanted to apologize to many he had hurt in life, trying to make up for the years he lived without ever realizing time was running short, to bad he was short on wisdom throughout his lifetime, ..... Great wonderful read, I truely enjoy your writings, take care, Blessing's Valerie
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/4/2008
A moving and meaningful write, Richard. Those who are honest with themselves will relate to what you have expressed. Thank you. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 9/2/2008
We all have regrets in life, but you show us here how important it is to do those things and to say those things that need to be said and done before we lose the opportunity. So many times we have the tendancy to wait...thinking we have all the time in the world...and then the unexpected happens. This is just beautiful.
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce 8/30/2008
Wow Richard! This was BRILLIANT!!! I love this a lot!!!

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Linda Hill 8/28/2008
One of the best poems I've read in a long, long time. Outstanding masterpiece! I will keep this in my library to read again and again. It has a wonderful message. To do what you need to do before its too late. To live so you'll have no regrets. Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!

Reviewed by Lois Christensen 8/28/2008
Awewsome write, you have stunned me with this one. It is astoundingly true and so good.
Reviewed by Debra Baker 8/26/2008
Another beautiful poetic write...If only we could turn back the hands of time. Knowing now, what we should have done then. I respectfully adore your poetry.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 8/24/2008
lovely sentiments--hindsight--i sure woould change some things as well--i enjoyed this write!
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 8/24/2008
your voice is so embracing with every word you speak
This lovely poem opens my own doors to self discovery of my own tresspass within the decades of my life, justifications are usually not a foresight, But the consequence of the future embracing me with your words to enlightenments of my own past & my now...
being humane & being loving & Most Importanly Being Aware
Much Love To You Richard Always
Embraced ~ Embrassť
& May Your Heart Always Know The Divinity of Love & The Purity of Joy
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/23/2008

Stunning oratory and lines convey powerful lessons learned - well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/23/2008
A remarkable poem Richard!Very beautifully shared!

Reviewed by Jean Pike 8/23/2008
Very, very nice!
Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins 8/23/2008
Wow...thank you for this beautiful spoken word art. My first time to hear voice from Authorsden. It was worth it. Now I can go back to some of the other musical and vocal saved authors and listen.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/23/2008
Absolute perfection....with tears in my eyes I say thank YOU for sharing!!

LOve Tinka
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 8/23/2008
The deliverance of If is pivotal in verse, that people do not obliterate their faith. A granite monument in a thinker's pose to align with each day's sunrise of how we chose to live our lives, a message in transit, Richard - a blueprint of what it looks like in reflection when we leave this plane of life and the wisdom of afterlife tempered by past memories brought to life as a tribute to Jodi in a living voice. I hear such devotion in the recital. Be well.

Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 8/23/2008
Richard, this is truly a beautiful write and a marvelous tribute to Jodi. Your recital was excellent and I enjoyed the meaning and feeling your voice put into it.

You brought out some wise thoughts in your poem about ignorance during growth and learning, and about the lack of maturity that presents one with poor judgment along the way. I think this is true of everyone inasmuch as life is a lot like trial and error that offers wisdom and learning through our mistakes.

When I hear someone beating themselves up over past mistakes that they weren't even aware they were making until after the fact, I tell them they did the best they knew how to do at that particular time in their life. We all do, because we exhibit the intelligece of what we have learned at any given time during our life journey.

Life is a process of doing, analyzing, and changing--providing we are seeking to perfect ourselves to the best of our ability.

You can tell by my wordiness how much your poem fired up my thoughts. A great write, Richard, and my blessings to you and Jodi.
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