Recent Reviews for Michael A Gibbs
Fallon's Hope (Book) - 11/18/2010 6:15:41 PM|
Fallon's Hope was no disappointment in any aspect whatsoever. It kept my attention and so engulfed in the story, pulling me in as if I was right there and not just reading a fantastic book. I could not put it down and even when I was finished reading it still felt as if I was there, in this fantastic story.
A Fairy of Anneliese Glade (Book) - 1/20/2009 11:22:42 PM
I agree... sounds like twilight zone to me! That weird weird saying popping out of the air like 'that will be six units of blood, sir" openly goes to show us that our perception of reality is only on this earth, and perhaps, self-taught and absorbed. Yet it still may be only a perception, and not the real truth.
It is just this kind of mixed thinking (the kind that almost hurts your brain physically) that made the original Twilight Zone series so incredibly unique.
I am a book-cover person; if I love the cover, I will read the book. Sorry , I am shallow that way. This cover for "A Fairy..", with its filmy pastel images, really drew me to pursue reading the story.
I came here looking for fairies to relate to ( I am writing a children's picture book on a wayward fairy) and to review the book Rowan of the Wood. It is of the wood, heartily, and in reading it you will want to run out to the forest as well and get absorbed by the nature and passions that are not just rituals, but full of meaning, in this book by Christine and Ethan Rose. I saw the author Christine on here, and I think you can read more about the title right here on this website.
A Fairy of Anneliese Glade (Book) - 3/5/2006 7:00:49 PM
A Fairy of Anneliese Glade is an intriguing collection of short stories, all of which
impart valuable messages. The reader of these science fiction stories will find
them self stressed to surface from the enlightening depths of Michael's tales from the
past, present and future. The carried plots closely resemble those of Twilight Zone
fame, except the stories in Anneliese Glade have a definite ending, leaving the
reader surprised yet satisfied.
Michael's writing strength is apparent in his ability to make a story of most anything.
From the secret lives of forest fairies existing in harmony with their pristine environs,
To realistic settings light years in the future, the reader moves them self from realm
to realm, experiencing what the story characters must overcome to learn the
universal and timeless truths that gently remind us of what adversity can teach.
While most short stories entertain momentarily, the stories in A Fairy of Anneliese
Glade do that but more, the truths and messages imparted by Michael's imagination
will linger indefinitely.
I recommend Michael's book to any reader over the age of twelve.
Thank You Mike!
Call of the Whippoorwill (Book) - 3/5/2006 6:59:31 PM
Michael Gibbs' novel, Call of the Whippoorwill, owns the reader's emotions from
beginning to end. The research behind the work is obvious in the descriptions and
details depicted. The plot turns the pages.
Thrust by violence into the unforgiving realm of the Western Woodland Indians, the
protagonist, Ben Holt, enters the wilderness to revenge the destruction of his family
and their wild wood home. Here is a story of the heart. of fate, of adventure and of
history, which comes alive in the earliest days of America. Although quite graphic
in parts, Call of the Whippoorwill reminds us of the differences in the native tribes that
once thrived upon unspoiled lands. Michael brings forth for full inspection the demonic
power that came with the hatred among tribes and toward the white settlers.
Entwined within this story of romance, prejudices and battles are the intricacies of
Indian values, customs, bravery and methods of daily survival. The story is worth the
reading simply for the woods lore contained therein.
I highly recommend Call of the Whippoorwill to readers sixteen years of age and
older. The powerful impact of this book will leave such readers with a respect for a
memorial story well told and with an ending that brings a smile.
Thank You Mike!
Fallon's Hope (Book) - 3/7/2005 9:13:29 AM
I just read your biography. I am a Virginia author too living in the county of Nottoway. Actually it is the influence of the Virginia State Police that I based my novels on. My husband retired from the state because of health. His uncle was an agent with VBI. We talk often with another retired agent in Lynchburg. I am sure that you have a great deal to draw upon.
Church (Short Story) - 9/26/2010 11:30:57 AM
Church (Short Story) - 8/18/2010 7:38:55 AM
I don't know if this story might be true or not. It doesn't matter. You wrote it beautifully.
The Revenant (Short Story) - 4/2/2008 2:27:11 PM
Great work, Michael. I like this one, but then I like everything you write. I've been locked up in my own writer's garrett for some time. I wonder: should I pick up a wreath?
Night Writer (Short Story) - 3/21/2008 11:06:48 AM
Geez Mike, every time I read one of your stories, I think, "This is my favorite." I know I've told you that before, but guess what...... Yep, you guessed it! This is my new favorite. It's simply fantastic. Of course, I now feel like my own laptop is a bit inadequate. Where's that computer shop again? :)
All the Charms of Hell (Short Story) - 3/16/2008 9:24:53 AM
Ah, the power of beauty. This one is my favorite so far, Michael. Check out my story, "A Vision of Beauty." It's foundation, at least, is very similar.
Forget Me Not (Short Story) - 3/11/2008 6:10:49 AM
Well, this brings a whole new meaning to getting buzzed. The theme is a bit familiar, but great characterization can usually overcome that, so you might want to expand on the psychological aspect of the story and dig a little deeper into Cleveland's character. Just a thought.
The LastStop Motel (Short Story) - 3/8/2008 11:59:36 AM
You did a fantastic job of setting the scene. I could almost see it. In Bernard you crafted a perfectly despicable character, for whom we shall feel neither sorrow nor pity, I think. "LastStop" indeed. Good story. Check the 2nd paragraph, 2nd sentence (you dropped a word - "would").
Necromancer (Short Story) - 3/6/2008 10:06:18 AM
Well, that rather puts a whole new twist on, "Do unto others as.........." Good story, as usual, but let us hope against necromania.
Untitled (Short Story) - 3/5/2008 1:55:37 PM
Man, I love this! It's a terrific story. If you get a chance, I'd love to know what you think about my story, "Paradox." Anyway, I like your style and look forward to future stories.
Terminal (Short Story) - 3/5/2008 1:49:31 PM
Fantastic! I really enjoyed this one, and I appreciate your literate style. I wonder: could the ending be a bit more dramatic? I'm speaking mostly of his response, of the "psychological thrill." Just a thought.
Terminal (Short Story) - 3/4/2008 9:15:16 AM
Excellent story, Michael; very well penned!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
All the Charms of Hell (Short Story) - 9/20/2007 6:51:12 PM
Very nice. A good metaphor for the constant struggle I think we all have with our own inner demons. Poor Lewis...
Untitled (Short Story) - 9/11/2007 5:35:04 AM
This is a bit chilling, Michael, but not enough to dampen the feeling you vividly describe of a darkness that is deeper almost than imaginable. It is hard to imagine a darkness that would *swallow* light, but you did an excellent job. Very good write.
Necromancer (Short Story) - 2/18/2007 6:47:38 AM
Oh my, Michael, a fascinating tale! Excellent!! I enjoyed it immensely!
Necromancer (Short Story) - 4/3/2006 7:49:36 AM
Excellent story, very imaginative.
All the Charms of Hell (Short Story) - 10/14/2005 8:39:53 AM
Excellent story, Michael; very well done! BRAVO!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Night Writer (Short Story) - 10/13/2005 9:48:41 PM
Mike, This story has pulled me so far into it I'm having a hard time coming out of it here. That there says Absolutely Everything!!
This would make the start of a Great Series on tv. Absolutely Fantastic Mike!! Man I've never had a story do this to me. I'm so into being there my mind just can't think normal here. Superbly Great story!! The magic gadget, that's your secret ey?. I've sat here for five minutes now and am still in this story. Really grabbed hold of me.
Tracey xoox(c :)42
All the Charms of Hell (Short Story) - 10/13/2005 8:57:21 PM
Excellent story! Excellent!! I love this! Really kept me on the edge of my seat here so many emotions so much intensity through the whole story. Excellent Mike!! Magnificent!!
I love the moral to the story here too. Very awakening and remiding. Thanks!
10 stars********** Superb!!
Tracey 42xoox(c :)
Duty Bound (Short Story) - 10/9/2005 8:45:44 PM
This is a very great and honorable story. I really love this and it is so so sad and this story is why I am so danged upset about the flag not being flown there in SC. Very honorable, touching story.
It may say Scifi but so much truth is written so wonderfully. You are one great author! Really great!!
Thanks Mike. Very much
Tracey xoox (c :)42
Duty Bound (Short Story) - 8/13/2005 6:31:59 PM
This is a well-written piece. As I was reading this, I felt a movie playing out inside my head. Great job indeed!
Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Night Writer (Short Story) - 8/8/2005 4:20:33 PM
An engaging write, a page turner that captured my interest throughout. The ending threw me just a bit though and made me wonder if the writer was living his life through his character? I wanted it to continue, I liked the style, build up and pulp fiction feel of this piece. But the abrupt ending lacked the resolution I hoped for. Looking forward to reading more from you!
The Revenant (Short Story) - 8/1/2005 4:09:03 PM
This is a wonderful story although you have it as science fiction it really is hitting home with me. I feel much like Gerald here. I just want everyone to leave me alone but you really have me wondering too if I'm not over that line. ??? I like the way that the ghost Lola isn't feared and the way it is love really kind of fits to the callings of going Home. It's not all really so fiction and I love it it's kinda of spooky to a point but brings a light to don't be afraid. Great Story. Really got me wondering though about myself.
Thanks Mike (c :)
The List (Short Story) - 7/25/2005 1:58:49 PM
Excellent writing. I didn't realize I was holding my breath until the last sentence was read.
The List (Short Story) - 7/6/2005 10:26:47 PM
Wow Micheal This is a terrific story. Really kept me on the edge of my seat and I quit breathing a couple of times it was so intense, my eyes were opened wide Great story and the ending, Not Fair. But the message it has in it is Superb!! Excellent Mike. Excellence. It'd be a great movie even series on tv. I hope that somehow the children will get this story. I know it's got to be changed a little here for younger kids but it really is a Great Teaching and story that they will remember and so will I. Thanks bunches ox You've got me Really spooked now. I've not been an angel, not by any means.
The List (Short Story) - 7/1/2005 1:35:44 PM
Wonderful story! Held me entralled to the last sentence!
Sunset Rendezvous (Poetry) - 11/24/2012 9:47:38 PM
Which way shall I take the course to my reader’s hearts,
What scale and tools do I collect with,
What voyeur’s wrap I claim in readiness.
Are the ages of my father come to bear,
Or will be for next generation’s benefit:
And for sure hope luck to smile a lot,
Unless I weaken in devotion,
That I harbor this pretext,
Where course is subject to a wanton age.
Gather, flock with us; examine all to beyond:
Valiant person have surpassed our time.
The Tractor (Poetry) - 5/15/2011 7:20:00 PM
This is a powerful poem, Michael.
The Tractor (Poetry) - 5/15/2011 2:18:16 PM
This story is so well written that the reader feels the coldness of winter, can hear the scraping of the blade, can recognize the brightness of the tractor blade and the grayness of the day. Well done!
The Tractor (Poetry) - 5/15/2011 1:29:54 PM
Profound bit of work here. You have insight and dept and you are talented enough to get it across to those who read you.
Barley Street (Poetry) - 5/15/2011 8:15:40 AM
The thing about this poem is that through each verse as we meet its cast of characters, we realize that we know at least one person, and have lived on one of those streets. Well done!
Barley Street (Poetry) - 5/15/2011 4:10:30 AM
Wowwwwwwwwwwww...this was awesome sweet man...well done indeed....stay safe and well...Hugss
Barley Street (Poetry) - 5/14/2011 4:30:52 PM
My kind of poetry, although I don't write this involved and lengthy pieces myself. What I meant by my kind of poetry is that the scum that is usually found in cities and small towns alike. Old Hank is my father, with one exception, he did not drown his sorrows, just kept on working and let her berate him. From my little town of 700 everything happened there that you wrote about here. Some of the shame and sins you didn't name, but you can be certain that if it was called "sin" and "unholy" it was found in my little hometown of population 700. I haven't been back in over thirty years.
My River (Poetry) - 5/11/2011 10:06:49 PM
Has such a meloncholy tone subtly drifting throughout as hopes rise and fall to the rhythm of the flowing water, beautifully touching the heart...
Be always safe,
A Day in the Trenches (Poetry) - 5/10/2011 8:03:03 PM
You tell this story with fine detail and reality. I can remember my grandfather telling stories of his time away from home and in the trenches from his time spent during WWI.
Be always safe,
A Day in the Trenches (Poetry) - 5/10/2011 7:17:17 AM
What an awesome and ugly picture of war, then and now. Well done!
Exile (Poetry) - 12/26/2008 5:56:06 PM
Whoa! I think I am intimately akin to this lad! I like your style...and I suspect we are very much authors in the same vein, having read your home page. This is a very touching and understandable write...
Wishing you the best of all things, sir,
Exile (Poetry) - 12/26/2008 9:14:10 AM
I think the poem is adequately delivering the message that was intended, and is well written. I like it!!
Sandie Angel :o)
P.S. Thank you for checking on my work and commenting!!
Two Ships Upon a Southern Sea (Poetry) - 1/12/2007 5:55:06 PM
as one said stunning
it had the feel of
old school romace even if it was war
very nicely done
Two Ships Upon a Southern Sea (Poetry) - 1/12/2007 4:54:30 AM
Michael, this is stunning! It has adventure, history, patriotism, courage, outrage and wasteful grief. I could see the pictures you painted in words, and they were vivid and colorful. An excellent write!!!
Two Ships Upon a Southern Sea (Poetry) - 1/11/2007 11:41:17 PM
enjoyed this historical piece..done with class.
Two Ships Upon a Southern Sea (Poetry) - 1/11/2007 7:37:00 PM
This is excellent and so well-written. The action comes alive to the reader and your rhythm doesn't miss a step-i also like your classic style, it is refreshing when done nowadays-makes the reader als want to read more of your work.
Two Ships Upon a Southern Sea (Poetry) - 1/11/2007 6:56:30 PM
Two Ships Upon a Southern Sea (Poetry) - 1/11/2007 5:51:33 PM
Excellent. I love it. Best wishes Joyce
Brothers (Poetry) - 12/19/2006 4:18:03 PM
Ah Michael, I've lost two sisters of five of us, and my Mom and Dad, in the last five years. I know the weight of sadness. Your words cry with loss, and although I am a year and a half after you wrote this, I know that Time does not take away the pain; it merely teaches us how to live with it. I, too, have told my remaining two brothers that I do not wish to be the last of us. But someone must be, and my heart cries for them. Your words touch the heart, Michael, and are in perfect form.
Love Unbidden (Poetry) - 12/19/2006 4:11:12 PM
Yes, yes, as I thought - you are a romantic of the old school, one of my first loves of poetry - the romantics.
Envy (Poetry) - 12/9/2006 1:27:41 PM
How can one not envy such beauty and passion!? You write as the poets of old. You must be a romantic! From one to another.... Beautiful!
Wash Your Hands (Poetry) - 12/9/2006 1:25:20 PM
Michael, this is an excellent write. You have spelled it out perfectly. Excellent!
*Our Father’s love is still as free
as when we sat upon his knee.
Yes, wash your hands of all you’ve done,
then come and dine with God’s own Son.*
Time (Poetry) - 12/9/2006 1:23:11 PM
Yes! Yes! Time is a woman, not a man as most picture him.... You have painted her perfectly, undeterred, complete and unchangeable; the beginning and the end. Excellent piece, Michael.
Envy (Poetry) - 7/27/2006 11:17:59 PM
Beautiful Mike! I love the nature's beauty that you've written with and brought to people. It's amazing and absolutely beautiful. Have you ever thought and seen a person like this as You do a new perspective and awareness of how pretty someone is.
Hard hitting! Powerful! plum full of message! Going for something that isn't there costing everything! Excellent my friend! Excellent! As only you can combine Beauty and Power always Mike.
I love reading your writings. They really hit hard and then have a another punch afterwards that hits even harder so everything the message and beauty of your writings comes right through no missing a thing always a stop think and WOW! Woah! Some most often it takes a while to pull myself out of. I love ya in all ways.
Luv ya ooodles my friends Biggest Hugs and kisses to all o' ya o'er yonder thar! 44 of 'em every day.
Spacey and Gang xoox(c :)
Winter Star (Poetry) - 6/24/2006 3:02:21 PM
This is a beauty of a write!!
Winter Star (Poetry) - 6/20/2006 8:12:55 PM
this is such a deep and touching poem/story of the truth of life and love and you got me teary eyed with this one. Straight from the heart and the simplicity of life. Sacrifices made in caring for another. Beautiful Mike absolutely beautiful. I'm all blurry eyed.
Nice to see ya again. I've missed ya lots my true, true friend.
All our love and more
Yer friends in AZ
Tracey and Gang
44xoox(c :)fer you Janey your son and all them critters of yers everyday from usn's. We love ya ooodles xoox
And yes self-reliance is good. Sometimes that's all ya got.
Winter Star (Poetry) - 6/19/2006 10:55:24 AM
This was beautiful! I love the hint of classicism in your lines and meter. Very heartfelt!
Love Unbidden (Poetry) - 3/4/2006 11:37:25 AM
Attacked at seven.
She was on the rebound.
The devil burned had sent her to
your unsuspecting town.
And though you were
as innocent as we,
his name was Chris;
he was a boy,
and from a boy you flee.
Love Unbidden (Poetry) - 3/2/2006 6:45:22 PM
I like your style. You have word power in cadence.
Wash Your Hands (Poetry) - 1/11/2006 1:19:09 PM
I thought this was a lovely write. A beautiful, inspiring piece.
Waiting for Spring (Poetry) - 12/31/2005 7:04:11 PM
Hah...this is good.
Have a great New Year...watching those green leaves and flowers bloom.
Alaia (Poetry) - 11/25/2005 5:55:34 PM
Mike this is a wonderful poem and it is so sad too. The good with the hearts of gold are killed for sure by Hate!
Powerful message Mike. Beautiful poem pretty well dances like I can see her doing in the forest.
Will be definitely reading your books.
Thanks Mike you are really a loving and kind hearted man
Tracey xoox(c :)
Timeless (Poetry) - 11/25/2005 5:50:05 PM
Oh Mike This is so comforting. Brings tears it's so touching and absolutely beautiful! Wow This is really nice. Thank You
Graves of the Damned (Poetry) - 11/25/2005 5:46:57 PM
Wow Mike, This poem has so many meanings in here. Beautiful! Excellent! What a poem to teach the kids and adults alike!
It sure would help all these mixed up people and all the sadness and sickness going on with it too. I'm taking this poem as drugs hookers, even the country now, etc. I hope that's how you wrote it for. I know people all see things different in the message and sometimes it isn't at all what you had written. I find that alot in my poems that I don't come right out and tell them. But as they say if the poem has not left some meaning and some emotion on the reader that poem has failed and to me this poem is NOT a failure at all. in fact it could be the winning ticket!!
Blue Ridge Dreams (Poetry) - 11/25/2005 5:38:40 PM
What a sad poem. The glamour of exploring the cold cruel world outside really makes one homesick and there just is no way to go home. Stay home and always be at peace. Most all of us learn the hard way though and then like myself memories are all I have.
Wonderful wise poem. I hope kids will read this and hear these wisest words! Take it to the schoolkids!
Tracey 42xoox(c :)
Alien Love (Poetry) - 11/25/2005 5:34:17 PM
Mike, This really has a strong feeling of hurt in here, It's so true of too many too, Cold as Ice, Afraid of the warmth of Love.
Great Powerful Poem Mike
Tracey xoox(c :)42
Exile (Poetry) - 11/23/2005 6:53:11 PM
This is POWERFUL yes indeed! A most super penning! The ending, the final punch...well those four lines really TKO! I am still trying to pull away from them!
Exile (Poetry) - 11/16/2005 6:21:06 PM
Wow Mike. This is Superb! You speak of explainations and all this other suff. WRONG! This poem is deep, sad and powerful!
..."I am that city's embryo..."
..."The centuries fell—two, then three—while the void forgot,
Until it dropped me here—another sidewalk stain, another city blot."...
Absolutely magnificent. So true and such a unique and wise way of saying exactly what we truly are. This whole poem is Superb Mike! Su perb!!!
I just love your mind. You really speak volumes and so powerfully and your writings, all of them, really imbed on my mind.
You are Fantastic!!!!!. I'm hooked on you! You are magnificent.
I read your poems and stories and the message and story really smaks me even harder when I'm writing to you. They really leave such a powerful impact. Wonderful! Thanks Mike! xoox
your friend,(c :)thanks for being mine!(c :)
Tracey 42xoox(c :)
The Hill (Poetry) - 11/15/2005 12:49:44 AM
A wonderful poem of little boys and the dares and crazy things they will do for girls and a dare not to look chicken! This is Great!!!
Truly enjoyed this Thanks (c :)
Jealous Winds (Poetry) - 11/15/2005 12:44:58 AM
Wow! What a beautiful poem So much wisdom and inspiration in this too A beautiful poem for a beautiful lady.
Muffin Marie (Poetry) - 11/11/2005 8:26:25 PM
Off she ran with part of me. This poem is so heartfelt and I truly understand this feeling. I'm so sorry Mike but I know she is there with you always right there at the kitchen door. Beautiful poem and tribute I can really hear the tears dripping in this poem from your heart.
My thoughts are always with you. Peace and love be with you always,
Tracey xoox(c :)42
Wayward Shadows (Poetry) - 11/11/2005 8:20:38 PM
Powerful, Powerful poem. A great message and awakening Very deep and methodical perfect poetry. This one screams and if said to those would echo in their heads for ever.
Thanks So Much Mike!
You are so wonderful and wise A voice that needs heard!
Earnings (Poetry) - 11/11/2005 8:13:34 PM
This is such an inspiring poem of true wisdom! So beautifully written. This poem should be taught to the children from day one and to all people. Absolutely Magnificent!!!
A Flower Picked (Poetry) - 11/4/2005 8:09:09 AM
Wow Mike, This is outstanding so much truth such wise advice. This poem is so powerful! Absolutely Wonderful, Like you!
Tracey 42xoox(c :)
Swamp of Sorrow (Poetry) - 10/29/2005 8:55:21 PM
This is a sad and honestly written about the sadness. The way you have written it here is so Unique and truly brings that feeling right to me. This is absolutley magnificently written!! Exquisite! Very Deep and Emotional poem! My first word as I read this was, Wow.
I truly hope it is of times not yours now or past or ever future.
This poem really leaves a very strong impact. You are a Fantastic author, you really catch everything in such a profound way it won't ever be forgotten! most often leaves me speechless as I finish reading. You are Magnificent!
Thanks my Friend, for everything,
Tracey xoox (c :)42
Abigail in Green (Poetry) - 10/7/2005 8:49:09 PM
This is the most Beautiful Peaceful and touching poem Bringing tears to my eyes and a lump in my throat it is so moving. Sweet Abigail Such a sweet beautiful speclal one.
inspiring such a lasting beautiful memory and poem so vividly seen through the pen of your mind to mine.
Beautiful Mike Sweet, Flowing and ever so Gentle.
Thank You, Tracey xoox
Swamp of Sorrow (Poetry) - 8/21/2005 8:59:29 AM
Michael, This poem drags one down into that swamp with you , very discriptive, very evocative, sad but very very good!
Nobody's Child (Poetry) - 7/25/2005 2:00:25 PM
Well done. Very powerful words indeed. They ring with truth.
Brothers (Poetry) - 7/24/2005 10:30:08 AM
I'm saddened by this heart-wrenching write, I feel the strong emotions in this one. May the light of God and Angels shines upon you and the remaining two, and protect all of you always.
Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel
The Isle of Finished Dreams (Poetry) - 7/19/2005 8:09:01 PM
OH Mike this is so peaceful and uniquely comforting. I really really like this poem. It's beautiful. So soft just wraps comfort and peace right around me.
Thank you Mike,
This is going in my library.
Time (Poetry) - 7/6/2005 8:48:54 AM
Wonderful, and even somehow... chilling. Time, so emotionless, so unstoppable.
Brothers (Poetry) - 6/15/2005 2:47:20 AM
Such an emotional write...brought tears in my eyes as I read this...peace and love be with you my friend...all the best...powerful and deep write...love n luck....BHUWAN!!!!
Brothers (Poetry) - 6/13/2005 8:14:08 PM
This is such a heartwrenching poem of the emptiness felt I know all too well. A beautifully written poem written and spoken words flowing from your darkened heart so empty, Wonderful tribute to your brother and your family. All will join again I know this to be true. but like you've said here, What is life? a mocking lie? That I truly feel and beginning to cry. The last one left, that's a scarey feeling.
Peace and love be with you and keep you strong and comforted.xo Tracey
Brothers (Poetry) - 6/13/2005 2:23:11 PM
Everytime I read this it brings tears to my eyes.
Snow on Christmas Day (Poetry) - 4/28/2005 2:52:42 PM
Excellent heart touching poem.
So truthful in everyway. Christmas isn't quite Christmas without snow and the reminder you bring is so inspiring of where all the True gifts come from on Christmas day.
Thank You Michael
Pursuit! (Poetry) - 4/13/2005 6:45:38 PM
A very Heartfelt and High Honored words of Praise for the Law Enforcement Officers.
This is Excellent.
having ahard time here the tears are flowing chills are too.
Thank You Michael for this Wonderful Respectful Honorable Praise filled Tribute to Our Law Enforcement Men and Women.
Keeping us safe!
Thank You xo
Requital (Poetry) - 4/13/2005 6:38:19 PM
Very sad and heartbreaking and powerful with a lot of strong message.
have a great day every day
Do Not Enter (Poetry) - 3/28/2005 9:25:03 PM
A sad poem of how many do. A sad and mad world out there so many suffering, losing out.
That last line Perfection! Powerful Excellent Perfection.
Thank You so much.
The Maple Leaf (Poetry) - 3/28/2005 9:21:14 PM
Beautiful poem .
I saw and watched this tree and leaf with you here.
The beautiful moments of such a colorful season.
this one is peaceful.
Regret (Poetry) - 3/28/2005 9:17:40 PM
Excellent and powerful message of exactly how to live life.
Thanks so much
Lock and Load (Poetry) - 3/28/2005 9:15:25 PM
Such a Powerful Emotional poem!
Bless them one and all for all they do and go through.
Body Soul and Mind!
Oh Michael, This one really hit hard! Real hard!
Thank You for your respect and Love for the Military Brave Courageous and so so Strong.
Bless you Michael
The Fairy Ground (Poetry) - 3/28/2005 9:10:23 PM
A Beautiful poem of the Innocent's eyes and all they can see in this world. Excellent!
The last line, Very Powerful!
Big smile and a peace within.
Thank you so much (C:)
Parental Contentment (Poetry) - 3/28/2005 9:06:27 PM
A poem that should be read by many.
Nobody's Child (Poetry) - 3/14/2005 2:04:15 PM
Powerful! Such a message here for all to read and hear. Including the President!
Who will mourn a nameless one. Happening all too often.
Thank You so Much for this. the truthful sad tragedy of the nation called 'Grand'.
Full and Bye (Poetry) - 3/14/2005 1:59:31 PM
sad and intense a perfect 'pirate' rythym. Voices heard so clearly. The sadness and hype that war brings in a man.
This is really a nice and even educational poem.
I really like this one, as sad as it may be.
The Final Sin (Poetry) - 3/14/2005 1:50:52 PM
This is so Beautifully and so inspriationally written. Very thought provoking.
Thank You very much
Vanity (Poetry) - 3/12/2005 4:43:22 AM
Travail to No Avail (Poetry) - 3/12/2005 4:42:56 AM
Timeless Peace (Poetry) - 3/12/2005 4:42:26 AM
Voyage of Life (Poetry) - 3/12/2005 4:41:53 AM
Wayward Shadows (Poetry) - 3/12/2005 4:41:29 AM
The Poet (Poetry) - 3/12/2005 4:41:07 AM
Battlefields (Poetry) - 3/8/2005 8:11:50 PM
Perfection !Powerful !
You got me a lump in my throat .
Let us Never Forget Ever where and who paid the price for this Freedom we have today. For One and All.
Thank You So so Much. So Much for this Exquisite Tribute to The Soldiers of this Free World. Thank You!
love Tracey xo
Battlefields (Poetry) - 3/7/2005 5:03:00 PM
this is exceptional poerty indeed!!!
it open one up for the truth
hopefully humanity will hear....................
Battlefields (Poetry) - 3/5/2005 12:22:35 PM
An exceptionally well written poem. I was struck first by the perfect meter and rhyme but also by the profound message. Powerful words. Congratulations!
Heaven's Child (Poetry) - 3/5/2005 11:52:11 AM
short but still mournfully beautiful
Nobody's Child (Poetry) - 3/5/2005 11:49:37 AM
Your words are so powerful!
Battlefields (Poetry) - 3/5/2005 11:48:18 AM
i haven't read anyone I've been tracking lately because I've been so busy and this is the first one I do. For some reason I wanted to read it and I'm glad I did! Wonderfully done....this topic is on a lot of people's mind right now.
beautiful in all its pain and horror and tragedy, yet necessity
Alaia (Poetry) - 3/5/2005 5:09:41 AM
A lovely write! I enjoyed the twist of how the wood spirit was lost! There is so much depth in the story behind the verse. Loved the fact that you used this to write a short story. I do the same thing, use my poetry as the basis for short stories! Always wondered if other poets did the same thing!
Amy Vance (Poetry) - 3/2/2005 5:16:37 AM
Just browsing through acquainting myself with authors here in A/D. By chance I stopped and read this poem. Excellent yes, but I have to say more. I am not just being kind when I say, if I was to choose the best poetry I've ever read here at A/D, this one would be my top choice! That said, I will be back to read more of your work!
Abigail in Green (Poetry) - 1/31/2005 6:05:25 PM
sounds like a wonderful experience
enjoyed your share.........
Abigail in Green (Poetry) - 1/28/2005 10:41:26 AM
This one had verses that flowed with detailed images. Simply beautiful.
Full and Bye (Poetry) - 1/15/2005 1:24:04 PM
Taught me some things. Very good, singing along, to a song I've never heard.
Masquerade (Poetry) - 1/13/2005 1:40:18 PM
The contrasts are wonderfully masked. An excellant piece of work.
Masquerade (Poetry) - 1/13/2005 12:40:13 PM
"... of death that cannot be interred..." Brilliant! Perfectly penned, resonate piece, Michael.
Masquerade (Poetry) - 1/13/2005 11:40:14 AM
enlightening...i enjoyed this
Lock and Load (Poetry) - 11/22/2004 6:29:43 PM
War is both right and wrone. Right in that is supposed to protect some, Wrong in that it kills to do that... Sandi
Nobody's Child (Poetry) - 11/22/2004 6:24:28 PM
Michael such sadness within these words, such a waste, such truth. Good job! You did justice to a shameful truism.
Nobody's Child (Poetry) - 11/21/2004 11:12:52 PM
I felt the words of this poem because it is happening
every day and a very nice title.
Nobody's Child (Poetry) - 11/19/2004 2:36:31 PM
wow! powerful and intense writing; very well done!
The Poet (Poetry) - 11/18/2004 3:00:30 PM
"the truth of clouds has gone away"
only a poet knows
Parental Contentment (Poetry) - 11/18/2004 2:59:34 PM
mmmm sweet serenity
very nice write here
The Isle of Finished Dreams (Poetry) - 11/18/2004 2:58:41 PM
I do hope to row upon such a place
Nobody's Child (Poetry) - 11/18/2004 2:57:27 PM
this was intense-
so many images this write created in my mind
so sad, so true
Lock and Load (Poetry) - 11/17/2004 7:32:41 PM
Wow! That is really powerful, and I love the rhyme scheme.
Lock and Load (Poetry) - 11/17/2004 4:27:32 PM
having been there and done that in a different time and place than Iraq, I do believe you are correct...frankly though, war is not hell...learning to live with its effects afterwards is.
Good write here...clear, concise with a good rhyme scheme.
Do Not Enter (Poetry) - 11/11/2004 6:35:17 PM
Wow, this is great! I love the spiraling rhythym of it! I like to use a twisting, turning, spiraling rhythym in my work. One such example is my poem "Time accelleration..."
Keep up the powerful writing!
Voyage of Life (Poetry) - 11/11/2004 6:33:36 PM
wow, i can so relate to this. It is beautiful and you have packed so much meaning into such a short piece and someone once told me that's the trick to great poetry. I see life as a journey and in some ways, you've just laid out a road map of my life.
The Isle of Finished Dreams (Poetry) - 11/11/2004 6:09:29 PM
That's so great. You seem to share my love for the fairies, dancing dreams, tinkling objects, and bright shiny sparklies that keep many of us dreamers alive!
Horizons (Poetry) - 10/21/2004 4:54:41 PM
So sad and yet extremely beautiful at the same time. Great write.
The Final Sin (Poetry) - 8/14/2004 1:26:15 PM
You have a remarkable talent, Michael!
'Dare to Dream...and Dream BIG!'~ CKT
Horizons (Poetry) - 8/14/2004 1:22:13 PM
What a beautiful, heart-wrenching poem!!!!!
Thank you ~ CKT
The Poet (Poetry) - 7/28/2004 2:12:08 PM
here is a hint......just post one poem a day....or one in the morning and one hrs later, because the 2nd poem will knock the first off the readers list, and if you enjoy feedback on your poetry....thats a better way of getting it........
you are some writer!!!
i think i will track you........
have an easy day!
The Isle of Finished Dreams (Poetry) - 7/28/2004 2:09:22 PM
MY higest compliment to you........wish i wrote it!!!
The Isle of Finished Dreams (Poetry) - 7/28/2004 12:13:20 PM
Can you give me directions to that island, as there are so many "unfinished" dreams I have forgotten that I want to remember and at the very least see the endings...a nice thought, Mike, very well written with a beautiful rhyme to it...Peace, Ed & Rufuz
The Fairy Ground (Poetry) - 1/13/2004 9:41:15 AM
So very pretty!
The Fairy Ground (Poetry) - 1/10/2004 9:36:59 PM
this is so awesome!!!!!!!!!!
The Fairy Ground (Poetry) - 1/10/2004 6:28:11 PM
Really liked this! The dreams of children...and the beliefs of children...offer us a much more acceptabe world than the one our "adult" counterparts have fabricated. Wonderfully expressed. (Of course, I love faery lore, so I am biased;) Bright blessings to you and yours.
Lost Affection (Poetry) - 8/3/2003 12:24:29 PM
This one prompted me to contact you. Breathtaking words.
Lost Affection (Poetry) - 7/23/2003 11:26:42 AM
Simply picturesque, awesome word-smithing Sandi
Lost Affection (Poetry) - 7/19/2003 8:03:56 PM
Lost Affection (Poetry) - 7/19/2003 7:34:00 PM
This one is beautiful.
Do Not Enter (Poetry) - 7/10/2003 11:08:26 PM
a really good piece- thought-provoking moral and well chosen words, tks
Do Not Enter (Poetry) - 7/10/2003 12:17:08 PM
Michael, I know this feeling but I threw the gate open took some risks paid some high prices and got uncountable rewards.. take a chance and let fly your dreams, no fences, no rules....Sandi...ps wonderful words!!!
Do Not Enter (Poetry) - 7/10/2003 10:26:22 AM
time to take a chance and knock out one of the panels then....go on.
Sometimes we have to take the plunge.
Know what you mean though.....a most excellant write.
Do Not Enter (Poetry) - 7/10/2003 9:19:22 AM
Words of wisdom in a great write.
Intrusion (Poetry) - 7/10/2003 8:37:01 AM
Excellent write. As an outdoor person, I love it. Thanks,
Cherokee Spirit (Poetry) - 7/10/2003 8:36:13 AM
Wonderful poem, moved my heart, rekindled memories of my great grandfather and made me teary eyed.