|Reviewed by Jimmy Mills
|Rein--you are truly an insightful writer to me. You know how to capture my eyes and drown them in your words. I can't ever imagine how I would feel if my family told me I wasn't their blood. That's got to be difficult to bear. Thanks. Jim|
|Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
|People can be so cruel! Children need love and someone to care for them . Good for you,, boo on her.. . A heart wrenching write......M|
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
|Sad commentary on the times, is it not?
Excellent the way you put it into words.
|Reviewed by Jeff Mason
|Superb and touching write; and I have lived on the other side of that equation - as a foster child, almost adopted by the most wonderful family a child could ever hope to be a part of. Thank you for this honest offering. -- Jeff|
|Reviewed by Kate Clifford
|This is a rage worth shouting to the world until every heart hears it and pays attention! Excellent write and touches me very deeply. My brother is not of my blood but he is my brother and always will be. I too cringe when I hear people say; not of my blood! and sadly I heard this again today from my father when he spoke of my brother. It makes me sooooo mad! But like you my heart remains open, even to the one who speaks the words, Not of my blood, because love touches all :-)|
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Price
|Fantastic. it is so sad that in this world the children are not taken care of. Your words "she's not my blood" I could feel the rejection and disdain...sad oh so sad....|
|Reviewed by William Bonilla
|outstanding write Retta
All children need love
To nourish their minds and soul
as they grow, in this cruel world.
thanks for sharing
Love & Peace
|Reviewed by Nordette Adams
|This poem gripped me entirely. ~~Nordette|
|Reviewed by jude forese
|love transcends blood ...
excellent offering, Reindeer ...
|Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*®
|Bless you, Reindeer, for the realization that all Creation is One and bless you for living your life accordingly.
Love, Joy & Peace,
|Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa
|I cried when reading this..just cried..
|Reviewed by Handsum Hart
|sadly the depth of peoples love, is often related to how close their blood-tie is to one another; this is so sad
peace and sunshine
|Reviewed by Aberjhani
|A riveting portrait of the essential meaning of love and family. Very sensitive depths are probed here with great skill, a fierce heart, and deep compassion. Much gratitude for the sharing.
|Reviewed by Connie Hinnen Cook
|Retta, this is so powerful. Children are precious gifts from God and should be treasured as such. Each child has the right to be cherished and loved.|
|Reviewed by Sandie Angel
|People don't realize that being related in blood does not mean that your own child will be better than others. Sometimes, unrelated-blood angels would step into our lives and make the difference worthwhile.
Adopted children are God-sent as an angels to care and oversee your well-beings.
Giving love and care should never be prejudiced.
A good sensitive and thoughtul write! I'm so glad I didn't miss this wonderful poem.
Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
|Reviewed by Theresa Koch
|Yeah Lady this is awesome well done!|
|Reviewed by Regina Pounds
|Your outrage on behalf of a child leaps from your words, Reindeer...well done!
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Indeed, Retta; we are all of the same "blood" and if we realized it, this world would be a far better place. Thank you for sharing this thoughtful write. Love and peace to you,
|Reviewed by Paul Williams
|We are all blood, we are all and we are one, it's high time we woke up to the fact. This is so moving Retta, Love knows no boundries, superb piece dear Lady.
|Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
|Life damaging words. One can hear your anger in these words...|
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|The heart of a true parent is in this write, and no not a blood parent but a women who knows children are all of our responsibilities to love, protect and cherish as the greatest treasue on this earth. My hat goes out to you Retta for making that as clear as day in this heartfelt write.
|Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader)
|Terrible way to treat a child, but people must learn to love. Difficult I know, but we must try.|
|Reviewed by F William Broome
|Your poetry exposes the greates plague in our country and our neighbors. Ignorant beliefs and convictions do more harm than wars to innocent children and each of us, as well. It would seem that the wisest words ever written or said on this subject, are these, "What we're not UP on, we're DOWN on!!!"
Your writing is up to, and beyond, your usual standard in this one. Poignant and full of love, indeed. - Bill
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Oh Retta this one touches me deeply....you are so right...and even here on AD we are not of the same blood but there is a love here that is very dear to me!!
Love Always Your Sister Tinka
|Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
|You are right Retta, we don't have to be of the same
blood to love a child, or etc.
Very heartfelt and touching..
God bless ya.......
|Reviewed by J M
|has touched my heart with pain and saddness this is powerful and felt.|
|Reviewed by Peter Paton
Thank you for sounding the trumpet for all displaced and lonely children
God Bless You
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Oh Reindeer, how very painful it is to read of such family traditions, that keep people from knowing the heart is what matters to Creator. He sees our hearts not our blood. No matter who this poem is about the person that said "She is not my blood" will be judged for her cruelty, while the one who accepts and comforts the child will be blessed!...Excellent poem!
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Very powerful, and very heartfelt, and very sad, Reindeer. And your graphic really adds to this piece.|