|Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley
|Not a single soul can know how another soul understands loss no matter if they have been through it or not. We are like a snowflake.. all unique not anyone alike.
Blessings and Love Regis
|Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat
A wonderful poem as usual. Sometimes we all feel alone, or that somewhere in life, we've 'missed the boat'.
|Reviewed by The Poetess
|I can relate and recently wrote. . .
And all of humanity
Turned away from
The depths of me...
I stand alone
knowing that this
Is not my real home.
|Reviewed by Barbara Terry
|I I agree. Why was I left behind at the station? I was there, didn't you see me? My arms outstretched, wanting a hug and a smile. Didn't you see me crying as you left, mother?
Yes Regis, this is a soul baring write and it leaves footprints on the ceiling as we try to catch up to the speeding transport. Runnng after something we cannot reach beyond our control.
What is it with people that have abandoned the ones they are supposed to love unconditionally?
This is a heartbreaking, soul baring, heartfelt write Regis. You know I can relate to everything you have said here. Thank you for sharing.
May the Lord Bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and walk by your side. With love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister Barbie.
|Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather
|At least your grounded, if they can't appreciate you they should leave. great images. - morgan|
|Reviewed by Dena Moore
|I know this feeling so well...you express it beautifully. Blessings, Dena|
|Reviewed by Tajwer khan
|I get the idea that you are trying to tell about how every has to go on, move on ,to his true destiny ,none can stay behind but can only wait for their turn to come:(
true words peace
|Reviewed by Darkest Angel (Reader)
|Sometimes we put so much effort into a relationship that seems just fine, but the person we have chosen to love is secretly not involved as we are. This writing seems to speak of those unfortunate moments.|
|Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
|Life isn't always fair. I can feel your pain! Reach out and touch some one , a friend , a family memebr,, God ! My prayers are with yuo ...M|
|Reviewed by Ruth Gonzales (Reader)
|Another outstanding piece brilliantly done. Blessings...|
|Reviewed by Eileen Granfors
|This picture and the words connote all the loneliness possible.
Beautiful and a snapshot of how life is truly unfair.
|Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
|Poor soul, suffering silently and how easy to relate...
Be always safe,
|Reviewed by Lena Kovadlo
|Great poem. Emotionally touching and affective. I feel the loneliness creeping in.
Flow is good. And the pictures complements the poem well.
|Reviewed by Victoria Lane (Reader)
|I feel the loneliness and sadness. Very well expressed.|
|Reviewed by Faye Beaulieu
|This was wonderfully written! :)|
|Reviewed by Dayvid Graybill
|Very nice. Flows well and carries good metaphor.|
|Reviewed by John Domino
|Wow! You have touched so many with this powerful and penetrating poem. It seems we have all felt "left behind" from time to time. No one wants to be left behind. I have a good friend who is in Hope Hospice tonight. I am holding on to the memories of the past. Soon he will be gone. What more can I say...
God Bless ...
|Reviewed by Richard Arrington
|I have felt left behind often, but in time I have felt a kind hand grasp mine. We are never really alone.|
|Reviewed by Inspire Hope
|This is powerfully written and very heartfelt Regis!
Be encouraged friend! and may the Lord be with you
and bring you safely through each trying hour! Thank
you for sharing and caring Regis! It is my prayer that
the Lord will take good care of you!
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|Amazingly sustained, this feeling of abandonment, Regis; especially effective is the whooshing starship imagery, I find, which cleverly encapsulates the bigger picture that goes beyond mere momentary loss. I love the realisation that the "other" seems to somehow have "succeeded" in an almost "now-you-see-me-now-you-don't" kinda way... the bewilderment in the final lines is gut-gripping. Pure emotion flows through this pen, yet is painful to perceive. A very sad, write, dear one. xx|
|Reviewed by Janet Caldwell
|I hate being left behind, though at times it can be a blessing in disguise. Well written my friend. x|
|Reviewed by Richard Orey
|I think "Gone" strikes a bell with many of us in our modern-day society, such as being left out from the high school prom. Even in another day and circumstance, Jesus on the cross felt forsaken: ""..Jesus cried with a loud voice saying, 'E'li E'li, la'ma sabachtha'ni?' that is, 'My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?'" --The Holy Bible, KJV, Mathew 27:46
Still, "Gone" gives recognition to the need for all of us to be "included" and not subject to immoral discrimination.
Perhaps I get too "heavy" when I read about "Gone" persons. But I commend you for keeping this issue before us. (And I loved your picture as dramatically appropriate and illustrative.)
|Reviewed by Chessly Nesci
|Regis, No one wants to be left behind and when it happens it hurts like a knife. What I do know is there will always be more trains coming your way...I know these feelings all to well. LOve, and peace always my friend. ~Chessly|
|Reviewed by Sheila Roy
|A fascinating poem, Regis. For me, it implies a sense of not doing anything about the situation while it was going on, like the voice here was blinded somehow. By love, peut-ętre? A sad one. Hugs,
|Reviewed by audrine max
|your words are powerful and sad. like the image, too. it justified your thoughts..|
|Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson
|love the artwork and the words rolled and melted right into the colors of the art enjoyed this stirring piece!|
|Reviewed by Rose Rideout
|Some things as sad as they may seem is meant to be, but only time can tell. Great write Regis.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
|Reviewed by M Flack
|Left behind while standing on the threshold.
Very stark and sad poem that is well crafted.
|Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
|scorching piece of verse Reg, I think we all feel this way at times, like they say, life isn't fair, but colonel Colt created the colt 45 to help even the score, cheers|
|Reviewed by Don Juan Amante
|so heart breaking, my friend, to hurt this way. well written and heartfelt.|
|Reviewed by J'nia Fowler
|I'm left with an old familiar experience of longing. I like the ending. The way you have expressed your feelings of being left behind, in just a few choice words affords the reader a sense of bewilderment also. Terrific poem Regis. "Two will be working in a field and in the twinkling of an eye, one will be taken." J'nia <> <|
|Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
|No it's not fair and the poem reflects the sadness of being left behind.|
|Reviewed by Tony Jenkins
|At least you were there.
Better than most, I guess.
Take care Tony
|Reviewed by Susan Sonnen
|I feel the tinge of disbelief at the realization of being left behind. You nailed the feeling.|
|Reviewed by Daniel Keith
|Good write Regis. Whether it be a love gone wrong or missing the Lord's coming, you truly know how to put it in words. May God bless you every day of your life.
|Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
|My, this can go a couple of hundred ways. Ignoring the classic "to serve man" launching, and assuming you actually had a ticket, and further assuming your companion had intentions of remaining a companion, you're right it's not fair. Life never is. Enjoyed this a lot. Patrick|
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|You do these forlorn poems so well Reg! This is deeply touching!
I know that feeling of unfairness in circumstances such as this,and it is always sad. Excellent poetry!
|Reviewed by Joyce Bell
|HOWEVER YOU CHOOSE TO EXPRESS IT...HEARTBREAK HURTS AND NEVER...SEEMS FAIR. EXCELLENT WORK...A KEEPER. THANKS FOR SHARING AND BLESSINGS. LOVE, JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS|
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|I do not subscribe to the popular, 'left behind.' series of books. Plays on our fears.
|Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins
|Let us not forsake self and others or we will truely be left behind.|
|Reviewed by Sandie Angel
|Even when I know the feeling of lost when I know I'm too late for something, but somehow you made those feelings come to life with these lines. Great write, Regis!!
Sandie Angel :o)
|Reviewed by jude forese
|sad poem effectively expressing your feelings ...|
|Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
|Imagery portrays desolation,sadness,feeling so empty....well penned, Regis.
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|wow-a poignant and thought provoking little write here-no real answers, lots of possibilities|
|Reviewed by Sherry Heim
|As empty as empty can be, Reg. The feeling of defeat is palpable and the sense of abandonment, crushing.
|Reviewed by Stephen Pollard
You put so much feeling in this one.
A piece that when you read it, you feel that
you are there and feel what the other person
is feeling & thinking.
Just absolutely great
|Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg
|hmmmm...."in a twinkling of an eye" many are missing|
|Reviewed by Ann Marquette
|Really good Regis...I am sure many feel this way at times; I know I do.
Love and blessings,
|Reviewed by Michelle Close Mills
|I feel like I can literally wring the tears out of this piece Reg. I recently lost someone I loved...it was complicated, and many of the feelings expressed in this poem mirror my own feelings. Beautiful work Auf le Prof. Love you, Michelle|
|Reviewed by Barbara Henry
Another great write. In reading it, one gets such a feeling of desolation. Getting left behind,when one fully expects to accompany another,is quite painful,and very sobering.
|Reviewed by Holly Ibbitson (Reader)
|Such sadness in this poem...although very well written Regis.
Blessings & Peace, Holly
|Reviewed by Lois Christensen
|Time has a way of healing you, but it will take time before you are your good self again. Don't worry, it will be ok.|
|Reviewed by J. Pajot
|Life, love, fortune, fame, dreams? Passed you by, without even really noticing as they pass? I can relate! And yet there are other days, other stations, and we soldier on. Good write, Regis.
May you know only soft blessings,
|Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
I hear another train whistling your name!
and your emotionally charging words bring
Dr. Hook to my mind...
"Better Love Next Time"
All My Love Regis
|Reviewed by john zimmerman
|hell, aint it?
such experiences are a natural and predictable possibility when you care for someone it hurts like hell but it inspires beautiful poetry
and this is a beautiful poem
|Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang
|Regis, A very powerful write. I hope you are okay. Life is NEVER "fair".
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|Take the last cab but higher will be the "fair"...e|
|Reviewed by Nicole Weaver
|Mon Cher Regis,
This is exquisite write. But dear friend I am so sad, because your words jumps at me, I pray you are ok. I wish I lived near you so I can give you a huge hug to make you feel better. Your rainbows will re-appear again dear friend.
Toujour amour et paix.
Ton amie de Colorado
|Reviewed by Morning Star
|Regis this is beautifully writing
as i read your words i felt
The sadness of loss maybe
a relationship that has ended
This poem is truly sad Regis
I hope that it is just poetry
Life is never fair
Brilliantly writing and express
Wishing you Love Peace and light...Yolie
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|I know how you feel, Regis ... powerfully moving write, very well penned. No wonder you get the reviews ...
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
|This is such a sad write, my friend. Your ship will come in.
much peace, love, and light,
|Reviewed by TONY NERONE
|I am Sorry about the turn events. The future will be better for YOU, Regis.
GOD BLESS YOU
|Reviewed by Susan Smith
|A modern poem with feeling that encaptures loss...
Take care, Susan
|Reviewed by Jon Willey
|Regis, your description of "Gone" is fabulous -- as for fair, no one ever said life was fair -- but, opportunities and new doors to thrilling and rewarding experiences and romance abound -- those trains always remain in the station awaiting even one lone passenger -- peace and love be with you my friend -- Jon Michael|
|Reviewed by Christine Alwin
|I can hear the echo of your sentiments Reg..there will be another ship,,I know!|
|Reviewed by Branch Isole
|Power expressed by these words|
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Powerfully sad, my friend, as is the graphic.|
|Reviewed by John Bidwell
|Absolutely outstanding description of "Gone."
Reminds me of some home runs I've seen at Yankee Stadium...just...gone.
This leaves me feeling like the pitcher on the wrong team at those moments.
High 5 Regis!
|Reviewed by Liana Margiva
|EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva|
|Reviewed by Mary Quire
|This is very powerful. The loneliness is felt like a heavy weight.|
|Reviewed by Georg Mateos
|Being on the wrong end of a goodbye does seems unfair, doesn't it?
|Reviewed by Paul Berube
|Great write, Regis. Reminds me of the Left Behind series of novels.
Well done and may God bless you and yours.
|Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
|pure and powerful, regis.
very well said.
|Reviewed by Paul Judges
|Very moving, Regis|
|Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope)
|Fantastic and emotionally moving poem|
|Reviewed by Sudo Nym Poet in Motion
I really like this one. Thanks for sharing the thoughts and feelings.
Poet in Motion
|Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
|Yep Strange You'll Never Come To Know Whats Around That Bend Until Its Too Late!!
What You Anticipate Never Happens
What You Least Expect Has Always Will Does Happen...
|Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader)
|Oh boy! That's about the most assorted and creative way to spell "gone" I've ever seen. Sorry. But you know, one door closes, another opens. Brilliant write. Hang in there.|
|Reviewed by Carin Spirit
|Very sad, I know this feeling very well. Warmth to you, Carin' Spirit|
|Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo
|I feel this ... so deeply ... brings tears to my eyes, Regis ~ Hugs, Elizabeth|
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
|This poem has that wonderful combination of strength and delicacy, Regis...haunting, lyrical and nostalgic without any soppiness.
|Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater
|Behind is sometimes the best place, Regis...this transportation poem really gets around with a full tank of analogy...be well.|