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does anyone even CARE??: a rant
by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Tuesday, March 01, 2005
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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still having probs here, may have to leave to get my mind straightened it just me, or is anyone else having problems at their den??

still having problems, can't see my reviews,
nobody's stopping in, i've got the blues.

can't do anything right, i am not worth anything,
i am so frustrated now, i want to yell and scream!

server error, this is why i can't see who stopped by,
and it is enough to make this forty-five-year-old woman cry.

i have no friends, what is the use?
instead of glory, all i get is abuse!

i might as well end my writing, i am ashamed of my work,
how can i feel happy when life treats me like a goddamn jerk??

i am stepping out for a while, don't know when i'll come back,
but i am sick of life giving me nothing but sadness and flak!   

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Reviewed by CJ Heck 5/15/2011
Geez oh man, I wasn't back at AD when these problems were going on ... I'm kinda glad I wasn't! Cute poem about a nasty problem, Karen.
Reviewed by Inspire Hope 10/3/2009
Yes Karen I agree with Annabel I am so glad that you continued to write! You have such a heart of love and compassion for others. It is good sometimes to rant! You have a very special gift and your best days are ahead of you!

Thank you so much for your prayers they are answered, Iam feeling so much better! prayer really changes things!!!

Love And Prayers
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 6/4/2009
Good rant Karen! But I'm glad you continued to write. It would be a shame for you not to. You are gifted.

Reviewed by kg cummings 2/2/2009
Oh what a wonderful way to vent! You let it all out and I'm sure you felt like a million once the trauma had passed. You have many friends and I hope you have the time to count them all. Hugs, Kathy
Reviewed by Sandra Mushi 9/30/2005
Karen, we are all your friends!!! You are a true blessing and for that your life is nothing but a gem!! Atleast to us! I love your work! I love how you express yourself - so strongly and with such passion! Nevertheless, great rant, Karen! Just gotto love it!!

God bless, sweets!

Reviewed by Maxine Morse 6/25/2005
There has been many times I just wanted to end. But then I would get mad and loudly say, fuck them. Nice feeling in your writing dear. maxi
Reviewed by Mark Rockeymoore 5/18/2005
you're a WONDERFUL writer, karen. you imbue your work with such passion and love, we can't help but feel what you are feeling! thank you for continuing to share the blessing of your life, with us!
Reviewed by P. Michaels 4/2/2005
Oh, Karen, it looks like you really received many responses to this verse. LOL. Hardly anyone responds to my verses here at the den either, but I haven't been posting much lately. Don't ever be ashamed of your work. Keep writing. Writers write because they have the need to express themselves. We get very little attention, notice, or rewards for our writing. However, our writings might be influencing someone.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 3/30/2005
Well, Tornado, you sure gotta response now!!! :))) NEVER think that the problem is with you... it is with the ditsy nature of the rest of us, running around in ever-decreasing circles and being totally confounded by life, the universe, everything... and cyber-space!! Sock it to us, Lady, and we rock!!! Turn our backs for a second and the earth moves... you are one helluva mover-shaker, gal... and in this fired-up mood your kinda cute!! :)) See, bein a bit crazy mad sometimes pays off... well, Alice seemed to do alright on it, anyway. Come back from Neverland, Karen, cos we need your Wonderland here! LOL Kate xx
Reviewed by William Bonilla 3/29/2005
Just don't stop writing

Willaim ....Peace
Reviewed by Franz Kessler 3/29/2005
Nicely expressed grouchy mood- Dear Karen, it happens to all of us. The part of our mind in us called 'critical consciousness' has the properties of a bouncing jo-jo. But anyhow, I'm sure you got out off the blues already. Tax return season is almost over, people might have more time to read & write. Take care, love, Franz
Reviewed by Helen Downey 3/28/2005
Well I am left speechless as all the others have spoken the best words that there is to say. So glad you are still with us. Remember that "Silence is Golden!", and even thought we might forget to leave our mark, we do care.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 3/28/2005
Hi Karen:

Hope everything works out for the best for you. I care...

Sandie May Angel :o(
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 3/26/2005
Keep the faith my friend, everything will work out as it should. Peace and best wishes ~Z~
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 3/25/2005
oh dear!!!

Good thing you let it all out, kiddo
big hugs!
Reviewed by Jennifer Ragan (Reader) 3/23/2005
Hi Karen,

What would we all do without our our Texas tornado friend!
We are all in this crazy world together. Nothing is for sure but there does seem to be a lot of people who do care.


Reviewed by Walter Jones 3/22/2005
Easy let the air subside, mind and heart work softly this side of the street. A place of comfort, words ride to page letting emotion escape to a different time, electronic dribble it is like a splosh of ink a ink spot to evaluate Dip the quil and start again. Emotion built makes for easy ride of pen working the other side.. All will be on your side.. waiting.. Best day you can find.. Walt
Reviewed by L. Figgins 3/21/2005
Go ahead and vent, Karen. We ladies are lucky to have that pressure valve. I lost an entire poem this morning into cyberspace. Luckily, I remembered it and wrote it down. Its been my practice lately to write directly on the screen(I know, risky habit)when I create a poem. When I am frustrated to the boiling point I take a break and do something nice for myself, which seems to change my mood. Moods are ok, just don't let them manage you. You manage them...We need your sunshine!
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 3/21/2005
Hello my little Tex Friend, great rant Karen. Don't feel rained on all by yourself. Quite a few of us feel and are having the same problems. It's all about the outside world but the control of its effects are in the inside world of our heads. The outside uses us for a punching bag and we have a choice in our own heads if we want to punch ourselves. This I'm fighting now, trying not to punch myself as bad as the world is punching me. I've kind of lost interest is writing also but every time I get bored I think about it being something too do. take care. G
Reviewed by David Young 3/17/2005
In the sadness from within this poet, I know the feeling of frustration, for I was terminated for writing poetry, my love of words. I have since committed myself to writing with hardly a chace of success but a determination of roller coaster emotions. Right now I am in the pits but still dreaming. Give me an email and we will do a duo. (
Reviewed by rita pilbrow carlsson 3/17/2005

IT WAS INTERESTING.You have written your "mood" from "that" moment.

It made me think.

Someone somewhere wrote something about "stop expecting the world to give, but give to the world instead" I think it was G.B Shaw.?

i know this feeling,I can relate. want to say something,but it is taken the wrong way,or it is completely Not what I want to feel.and i feel,,,,,,,,,,,,as you feel. I think you should keep going strong ............I like your thoughts and your passion for writing,and I am not alone.
Wishes from Rita

Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi 3/14/2005
It's anybody, really, who is having problems at this time, at least everybody I know. I can resonate with your mood but I shouldn't nor should you allow sadness to go too far. The question: Does anybody care, I must admit, is a very good question but the poem should have a surprise ending, some unexpected discovery perhaps.
Call me or send me a message to whenever you feel the way you feel right now. I'll always be there to listen.

Love and best wishes

Reviewed by Amor Sabor 3/14/2005
I share the sentiments expressed by everyone know that you are in good hands even when you are feeling low...even when there are times you cannot see that as clearly as on other days.
Reviewed by Janice Engle(rainbows) 3/13/2005
A very eye opening poem ! I am seeking April Submissions if your interested!
Reviewed by jacqueline amos 3/11/2005
My blessed sister we are all here, love your work it is beautiful, and more than so, the heart of a dove.
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 3/10/2005
Karen! No, No! I'm close enough to you to know our weather isn't condusive to inspiration, get-up-and-go, serenity or patience! Just hang in there and forget the "Yucks". UP, Girl, UP!
{{{hugs}}} Micke
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 3/9/2005
My dear friend...please come back soon...we love you very much....BHUWAN!!!!!
Reviewed by Michelle Mills 3/6/2005
Oh Karen, I'm sorry if I've been a poor reviewer. I've been so busy lately. I thought I had signed up as a tracker for your work, but I guess it's not worked lately if that's the case. I'll do it again. Dear, you are a lovely and talented lady. Please come back soon. Of COURSE we care!!!!! Blessings, Michelle
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 3/5/2005
Well now you know that I like you and sometimes we have to work this crap out especially when something really pisses you off and I had this happen this week in that I got ripped off big time but I always get even Karen and hey I would miss you if you were not here and I mean that honest injun.
Reviewed by Cynth'ya 3/5/2005
Only the Invisible Enemy of the human soul wants you to think on these things. Been there Sis, and done that.

Now write, and understand that for true winners, life is never fair. It's only a testing ground, qualifying us to reach out to those who need to hear our story.

Again, I say, WRITE!
blessin's and ((((hugs))))
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 3/5/2005
Hey. When life gives you sadness, grab a smile, it isn't hard to do. Find someone who will make you laugh. When life gives you flack, give it the middle finger and turn flack into happiness. It is ALL up to you. DO IT!
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 3/5/2005
Karen you have lots of friends here, we value and care for you soooo i forone knows how it feels, please know your worth!!! you are a special person with a lovely heart....step away breathe, take a loving look around at nature and her process, untill your computer act right writeyour poetry down in word so when it is up and running all you have to do is copy and paste, we will be here when you are a very sweetperson don't talk down on yourself that way....remember it is life
please do take care

sending you much love
texas (Taz) tornado BigSmiles
Reviewed by SilverCeltic Moon 3/4/2005
Well, shucks honey, you don't LOOK fourty five!!! I love ya, you know. ;) Silver
Reviewed by Patrick McCormick 3/4/2005
Hi Karen,

I thought it was only me that was having problems, but apparently you are as well. I finally got a reply from Simon while I was in Toronto, and seemed a bit upset that I was maybe a bit sarcastic in my recent letter to him. He remembered his letter to me on Dec 23rd., but it appears from his letter he did not receive any of the letters I wrote in between, even letters to Matt which went unanswered. Something is wrong with their mail handling.

Stick around though, I need your Texas hugs.

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/4/2005
Great rant, Karen. Don't give up. You know you have a huge network of friends, as you can see by their responses. Keep writing and sharing. Amour et paix. Ton ami de la C-B. Régis
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/4/2005


I'm home now, so don't worry. And you have friends--don't even think you don't, look at all of the people you touch all over the world with your stories. Your writing is fantastic, so don't even go there. LOL

I love you--hope things improve, you're in my prayers!

((((((HUGS))))))) and love, Karla. :(
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 3/3/2005

Always good to get it out - never give up though, no matter what ... always in my prayers!!


Reviewed by D May (Reader) 3/3/2005
You are a ray of sunshine. Come back soon!!!
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 3/3/2005
..don't even THINK about it!!! Leaving I mean..c'on kiddo you know we loves ya..each and every one of us!.what would the Den be without you..please remain here and spread your shimmering light upon all that need to hear a blessed, kind loving word from that nutty..cute..sweet blazing tornado from Texas..OK?

Vesna {{{hugs}}}...:)
PS even when youre down you create marvelous stuff..chin up!
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 3/2/2005
Ah Karen, as you can see, lots of us care, Hang in there, I hope your spirits life soon,

Reviewed by Barbara Terry 3/2/2005
All right sis, you have been there for me, and now I am going to be there for you. Cheer up dammit! I mean it! Or I will come down there and put 3˝ inch heels up your butt. NOW SNAP OUT OF IT!!! But this is a very good rant. We should all write similar rants to MSN and Yahoo, because they mess up worse than I haven't had any problems here so far, either with acceptence from my peers here, or with the site. But that is not to say it won't happen sometime.

Listen Karen, listen well,
For thee does toll the bell,
Of strangeness and life,
Muttered feelings and strife,
Upon which you write so well,
But don't you worry none,
Cause computers can be fun,
You have done it time and again,
With your writings and then,
With a wink and a smile,
You took that extra mile,
Be of great cheer,
And don't ever sneer,
At a machine that has no soul,
But does complicate things so,
It is not the reviews you don't get,
That's causing a problem in your head,
But glitches in the site,
That need to be set right.

GOT IT!!! GOOD!!! Now get busy and write another Ronee' story. I'm waiting patiently girlfriend to read it.

May the Lord be with you always, and at your side constantly.
With much love, peace, & (((HUGS)))...Barbie ... "If I have to...Then I may as well be."
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 3/2/2005
Don't let the devil whisper in your ear, Karen. Computer glitches are the bitches from hell. ;-) And even if we did all ignore you for a bit, which we would not do unless we were ALL having problems in our real brick an mortar lives simultaneously, you must always remember it is never a reflection on Karen, Wonder Woman, The Texas Tornado!

We all go through periods wondering, "Is it me? Am I no longer lovable?" Well, some people don't, those blessed with the elusive happy gene. Heeheee. But us average people do. When everyone seems to do a disappearing act, I wonder, what's the likelihood that everyone would disappear at once. I see the hand of God in such instances and believe it's at those times that God's calling me to speak to Him more and less to others.

I lubs you! Off to read your story stuff.
Reviewed by Joel Raja Kumar J 3/2/2005
Hey, girl, who says you have no freinds? how dare? don't you know we are here, all of us? Now don't you dare go and hide in some sneaky corner. Got no time to come and drag you out by the collar of yoru shirt.

Cheer up and write all you want, we are here to read and tell you, ya ain't no good at all.

Now let us see more of your rantings.

Love from India - Joel -

P S: Don't make me come there, too far off, see!!!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/2/2005
Keep your head up and think happy!!

Listen to Ed his right!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Henry Lefevre 3/2/2005
Despite all you problems
I give you a toast
Keep hanging in there
And Vaya con Dios.
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen 3/2/2005
Take a "Chill Pill". You know you're loved and enjoyed here. As far as the reviews go, if you get this one then AD's working just fine.
You take care, and keep the faith
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/2/2005
Everyone here cares, Karen! And I believe every writer who ever lived has had these thoughts at one time or another - but they pass eventually - and we go on. Truly hope better days await you.
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 3/1/2005
Karen, I know I am one of the new kids here, but I love reading your writes, and you get lots of reviews. Just relax and let things settle down, it will all work out for you. Think only good thoughts

Hugs, Carole
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/1/2005
Every so often, Karen, The Den system seems to screw up...give it a few days, but while doing so, write to Matt about the problem,,,ED
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 3/1/2005
We love you and care about you deeply, the Den wouldnt be the same without you, and your writing is one of the best if not the best creations here on this site, you know I care for you, remember the Lord is with you through this too
God Bless
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 3/1/2005
I Can't get Into My Books Integrated,My 1st 200 Is Finally Counting Correcting,I was Losing Entire Poems On Click,i.e. Its Been Messed Up Since Day 1_

Hopefully Matt Will Get It All Straightened Out...

Life Treats Us All Like Jerks If You Let It--I'm Wonderen How To Keep Payen My Rent!,i.e. See There Are Worst Thing's Than Blues...

Keep Writing Get It Off Your Chest-Brain!

Reviewed by George Jackson 3/1/2005
I consider you a friend, Karen...and yes I've been havin one of those days...I mean sheesh lookit that poem I posted. Kinda bitter. Don't fret, things will get better, okay? Cheer up=0).
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 3/1/2005
Hey Carin' Karen,
You know we all care about you and you know I understand your frustrations here Yesterday it took me an hour to send out one email and other times when these "d"gadgets mess up it's the "D" gadget or ??? is telling me to stop! There's life going on around me that I'm missing out on. I go out and take in the days that I'm missing out on... the life out there outside the plastic box! it's time to go smell the roses for a bit watch the butterflies flitter by. Listen to the birds chirp and you helped me decide which poem I'll post next so thanks! Your frustrations shed light on others like lifeless no friends stuck in a rat hole town talentless friend of yours, lil ol' me in death valley
Go outside Take in the life that surrounds you. all will be better..
I just took a month off basically and you know what you're all still here for me and I feel much better. Mutley and I take walks everyday now.. So go outside look at the night sky the moon the lights of the city. A breth of fresh crisp air all the life outside the plastic box that's talking to you!!.
Love ya carin' Karen
We care and we love you and we'll be here and always are here for you We are your friends and you and they are mine. The only ones I have!
All my love Tracey xoox
Reviewed by Larry Rochelle 3/1/2005
The Texas Tornado is back!! Fittingly during the Weather Channel's Tornado Week! Keep up the good work, Karen! And always, always let it all hang out!
Reviewed by George Carroll 3/1/2005
Nice poem/rant
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 3/1/2005
Awhile back I did care, and still do.
No, life is not fair sometimes, but
me, you, them, have to change the
circustances in our lives.
You may have to take risk.
I took many of those hair line risk
in my life and that's why life is good
for me. Hope you can get better. This is
not at all like you.
Always your friend whether you belive me or not.
Reviewed by Lori Moore 3/1/2005
I hope you don't stay gone long.
Reviewed by A PAX 3/1/2005
The internet is electronic.........
people are sometimes at its mercy, when it comes to usage........
so don't sweat it...just wait it out....
maybe you are just feeling a bit sensitive because things are sort of unbalanced in your home at the moment........but life has so many levels....and I bet, when you are least expecting it......something wonderful will manifest itself for you

I bet there are suprises in store!!!
keep writing......its a distraction and a gift you can give yourself right now........
and the fact that you do it well........
thats a bonus..............
see....even when your miffed you got TALENT!!!

Reviewed by Nicole Lasher 3/1/2005
The internet is a big place, and the main disdvantage of any community type site is that they promote themselves, not really individual authors or members. Unfortunately, it's difficult to be both the artist and the agent at the same time. If I were you, the first thing I'd do is get some rest. Take a few days to clear your head, and while you're out there, find someone to help you on the promotional end.

Submit your site to some search engines, trade links with people, and organize your work into topics that you can use as seeds to grow sites out of, that people will find when they do searches on the topics. It takes some time, but it works. It worked for me.
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 3/1/2005
To those who would treat you badly, Karen, I say: STOP IT!

To those of us in AD, who think of you as a treat, I say: Huddle Up! One of "our own" is slipping through the cracks... cheer up, m'dear, take a little nap, have some tea... then, c'mon back, y'hear? If you go, the entire puzzle will be missing an important piece! (smile) katy xox.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 3/1/2005
Huh, loads of us review your poems? Only just realised that you write stories. Yet on stories I think I'm lucky infact privaliaged to get one review, or on a good day two.

But if you promise to Cane my butt,like me old school head? fun fun fun. I'll review everything...

But only you's gotta be happy with you..
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/1/2005
Karen dear, I can feel your frustration coming through the monitor!.
First thing is to relax and post here for awhile , we won't bite
you;-) In fact we love to read your writings. Why not put some excepts of your stories get us hooked for when we cn get back to your server to read. I'm sure the time will flit by and you'll be in that good mood smiling and feeling like you should. Not only worthwhile but loved and cared for by your den family and God who gave you your gift to begin with. Love you, Eileen
Reviewed by John Bidwell 3/1/2005
Hey hey, I'm one who can apologize for not giving reviews enough.
I'm sorry Karen.
You are special and I want you here!
OK, I suppose I need you here.
Your leaving would hurt.
I'll try to do better.
Reviewed by Deirdre Barringer (Reader) 3/1/2005
Thank you so much for reading my poem. I've had little time to read or write here lately. You are a good person, don't let life get you down. it will get better, I promise.
Reviewed by Sarah Tagert 3/1/2005
Yes, people care. We love reading your poems and stories. Maybe some time away from AD will be helpful, to clear your mind and get your head back on straight. Just don't be gone too long. It's lonely w.out you!

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