|Reviewed by Lois Christensen
|Postitively good writing and making me glad to be alive even though this economy stinks and brings me to depression some days. I must be postive and forget the bad and carry on each day as best I can. That is my motto, do your best each day and never fail at things.|
|Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
|* We have to still have FAith! and Believe! and EXpect a Miracle!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One will arrive! for us and we will fall in Thanks!
* This is SAD very Sad, so much happening around us, The goverment is bleeding us dry!
WHERE!????? Are you Karen??? * I read your Bio!
I can feel your heart and causes deeply!
YOur poem here, is a gem of a treasure! I plan to savorrrrrrrr.. forever!
I hope you come back to WRite, it's now Feb. (almost March 07)
WArmly,WArrior Lady Sheeeoox
|Reviewed by Tom Hyland
|KAREN - GOOD WRITE!
I agree with you, and BETTE below - BABY BOOMERS UNITE! AARP MEMBERS UNITE! WRITE!
CALL! BITCH! MOAN!
WHAT would the 400 BILLION DOLLARS BLOWN IN IRAQ DO HERE AT HOME?
THERE SHOULD NOT BE ANY HOMELESS IN THIS RICHEST NATION!
SEE MY "GOLDEN YEARS". TOM.
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|It is truly sad the way governments bleed those who have come to their final years hopint to reap the rewards of their labour. I worked for my government for 30 years and now with heart problems and diabetes they tell me I can not work anymore while giving me a pension so small it won't pay my rent or pills. I guess charity does not start at home when it comes to government services.
|Reviewed by Morning Star
|Very sad thoughts about the elderly.
Very well expressed thoughts and concerns!!
Excellent Imagery and flow outstanding view
Of how sad it's to grow old and no one
needs you anymore so your left to live in loneliness
Excellent message within.
Love And Peace To You And Merry Christmas!!
|Reviewed by CJ Heck
|... but for the grace of God go I. Excellent thoughts in a well-written poem, Karen. Thank you for expressing this wonderful opinion, most especially at Christmas time.
Love and Happy Christmas,
|Reviewed by Betty Dravis
|Hi, Karen Gallo-Dunn,
This is a well-written poem that seems to come from the soul of one who really cares about our elderly. I'm one of those elderly but still vibrant and active, thanks to God. But I know what you're saying about the sad condition of our System when it comes to social programs, especially for the more vulnerable elderly, not to mention our physically- and mentally-challenged citizens of all ages.
Our cultural problems are growing worse, thanks to greedy politicians who are allowing more and more people into the already fragile SYSTEM. The children of the elderly who seem not to care are only part of the problem. I want to believe that the majority do care about their elderly parents. I feel that they are caught up in the same trap their parents are caught in: a government system that won't let people get ahead so that they are ill-equipped financially to help their parents, even when they want to. Too busy with their own families and the never-ending struggle to "make ends meet."
This is a very sad poem that wiped the Christmas smile right off my face.
But it's REALITY and we must face it. Perhaps this will inspire people to take second looks at themselves and help their parents more. ... Even if it's a personal sacrifice, the joy you give your parents will be worth it.
As for our politicians: WE ELECTED THEM AND WE CAN FIRE THEM! We must all get on our soapboxes and write our legislators, encouraging them to improve Social Security and other social programs ... to write stronger laws to protect the vulnerable, ALL ill and elderly people of our society.
|Reviewed by Art Sun
|So sad that the wisdom of this country is left to be with the loneliness of themselves, there is much to learn from the older generation and we are losing thaose opportunities...such a sad thought...