|Reviewed by Justice Jones (Reader)
|Oh my...yes ma'am we must make lemonaid out of the lemons. We have all been through so much..but it is amazing that we have survived to tell the stories..we have learned to love ourselves in spite of the madness we have experienced..in spite of all the hatred and mean words, thoughts and actions that we have been exposed to and tormented by. I like your style. I clicked on your page because of your quote about having the courage to be who you are..which is one of my favorite quotes as well. Take good care of yourself Phyllis..you done good. Love and Peace--from Justice|
|Reviewed by Thurman Faison
|Thank you for these words. I like in particular the line, "how do you make good out of bad"? and then you tell us. Excellent!
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|Pain in these lines --- love shouldn't have to hurt. Well done, (((Pea))).
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
|A sharp stab to the heart Phyllis, almost too well penned. Incredible work. Yes, you love, thank God you still can.|
|Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
|Perfect solution to a horrible puzzle. Patrick|
|Reviewed by Jon Willey
|"The Healing" Phillis. Yes it is indeed all about the healing. And your powerful last line tells that you know it is the only success story that can survive the abuse. "You Love". A dreadful scenario so many have endured and too many still endure. I am thankful you have aired this issue, "for the children". Love and peace to you my dear friend. Jon Michael|
|Reviewed by William Bonilla
|Know them words
felt that strap
which left welts on my back
never tattle tell,
thought I've done wrong
wished him death in my night prayers
I was his seed
when He died
There was nothing for me to do
Love & peace be with you
|Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
|Oh Phyllis, such a painful subject, such a powerful poem.
A most excellent write, indeed. I've long thought the time
is overdue to screen wannabe parents before they are allowed
to bring precious souls into our world...
..."for the children"... always,
peace & blessings,
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|Why people beat is beyond me. Guess they can't control their own stupidity.
|Reviewed by Richard King
|One of life's dirty little secrets in far too many homes, both then and now I fear. Sad, but a worthwhile read and so well done. Thank You Dick|
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
|The power of this, the charge in it, Pea!
Use of long and short lines, breaking the rhythm, making the rhythm, driving the pain home...and then, a glorious ending.
|Reviewed by Vesper Darby
|a raw story of survival and how it is done...almost too painful to read yet hypmotizing|
|Reviewed by Gene Williamson
|You do your best
To be kind.
To be gentle.
To be thoughtful.
And, Phyllis, methinks that no one does it better than thee.
|Reviewed by Barbara Henry
|Moving, poignant poem revealing the painfully ugly truth about the lives of many,but you also provided the solution.
Thanks for this sharing.
|Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
|Great writing... so sad sweet lady...stay safe and well..Hugsss|
|Reviewed by Marcia Duning (Reader)
|Very good and yes I have read it. Will be on ATC sometime...............|
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|amamzing -all that and then out--what to do--that is scary but...the last line--you love-powerful|
|Reviewed by TONY NERONE
|No living being should have to live that way. It is so simple really, if you do not want your children give them up for adoption. Why scar a child for life.
GOD BLESS YOU
|Reviewed by Elisabeth Barstowe
|Very sad. I love your style of writing, vivid imagery.|
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|Sad, no one should have to grow up that way...not back then, not today, and not in the future.
|Reviewed by Liana Margiva
|EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva|
|Reviewed by steve Chering
|"hmm,dedicated to a control freak, and after....the reflection..the outcome...survival.
pretty darn good work.
|Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
|Love and forgiveness, but never forget. I am so sorry, yet I can relate to your every word...
Be always safe,