Recent Reviews for D.J. Ludlow
The Case Of The Perfect Alibi (Short Story) - 9/2/2004 2:53:00 PM|
That is a good story! I'm also a disabled writer. You can use www.lulu.com to self-publish your book. You can contact me to learn more. Good luck.
Lastborn (Short Story) - 6/20/2004 3:38:57 PM
Very interest and enjoyable read. Great job.
The Gift of Andrew (Short Story) - 6/13/2004 5:55:20 PM
A truly inspirational and superbly written story, D. J. - keep them coming! Best wishes, Robert.
Lastborn (Short Story) - 6/13/2004 5:52:00 PM
Distinctly unique...very well written - we certainly need our guardian angels!
The Gift of Andrew (Short Story) - 6/1/2004 9:21:28 AM
beautiful and uplifting story, d.j.; enjoyed so much! thanks for sharing such a heartfelt story!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend, karen lynn in texas. :D
Luck Of The Irish (Short Story) - 1/2/2004 8:38:03 PM
haha, i really liked this story, as I am very irish,
but geez, i hope my luck is better than that
Luck Of The Irish (Short Story) - 1/2/2004 8:35:28 AM
good write; well done, d.j.! (((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D happy new year to you and yours!
Prisoner Of The Mist - (My Story) (Short Story) - 7/10/2003 1:57:08 AM
I share your feelings...Just look at what we have done to our own planet...I dont want to insult you by saying that I am sorry for you. I would rather say that I am proud of you to think of bringing this hideous happening in your life out in the forefront. At least a few of us who read this would now know the value of a cleaner environment and perhaps may strive for it in some small way and perhaps, then, at some point in time, the canaries may sing again!!
Prisoner Of The Mist - (My Story) (Short Story) - 7/9/2003 7:46:34 PM
Informative, profound write
about a heartbreaking disease,
my friend. You have opened my
eyes today. I am a nursing
assistant and my goal is helping
people. This has taught me alot.
God bless you, kind friend.
((( Huggs )))
Prisoner Of The Mist - (My Story) (Short Story) - 7/9/2003 9:39:29 AM
so sad you have to live with this. my prayers are with you. good informative write! (((HUGS)))
Mr Abernethy's Day Out (Short Story) - 7/8/2003 6:02:23 AM
Loved this, D.J.
I worked in a nursing home for
eight yrs. There is alot of
sadness there. I must say
your write painted a lovely
Mr Abernethy's Day Out (Short Story) - 5/26/2003 4:10:01 PM
Mr Abernethy's Day Out (Short Story) - 5/23/2003 2:18:39 PM
Compassion-filled tale of hope and love among the infirm and the able-bodied! loved this tale so much; enjoyed~ love, your friend, karen lynn in texas. (((HUGS))) :)
Mr Abernethy's Day Out (Short Story) - 5/22/2003 8:53:17 AM
Absolutely wonderful! I worked in a nursing home for 3 years--all you say is true. The romantic twist was cleverly done.
Roasts, Chips And Other Servings! (Article) - 10/8/2014 5:00:02 PM
The answer to your question lays in the sentence. "However the WAY we feed others determines whether we are actually giving them food for thought or are simply "dishing it out"."
The question is not so much do I or don't I but what is the best way to do it for the other person, not for ourself.
The other question to consider is the same reason I put this into the "Relationships" section. The other question we must ask ourselves is, "is the urge to dish up some "advice" worth the risk of damaging or even killing any relationship we may have or would like to have with that person.
Comments are always welcome, but comments that encourage and help to build relationships and people and not discourage either are the most welcome of all. :-)
Sincerest regards, Don
Roasts, Chips And Other Servings! (Article) - 10/7/2014 6:21:53 AM
Good food for thought. The next time I feel impelled to comment, like right now. I'll remember that I'm spewing stomach acid on some poor writer's sensibilities.
Come to think of it, I do that all the time. ;-) No harm intended but great harm done. Right?
PS. Does pointing out minor editorial errors as a courtesy to the author count? Or are those just fartingi in their faces?
You Have To Be Crazy! (Article) - 9/22/2014 1:43:57 PM
Actually a careful examination of the Bible as well as history leads to only one logical and rational conclusion and that is, that the Bible could not have been written by man. Whoever wrote the Bible had to be able to see AND control past, present and FUTURE all at once as repeatedly proven by perfectly fulfilled prophecy. You see NONE of the prophets and apostles who wrote these things every claimed THEY could do that. They always declared that these things were told to them by those who are not from Earth.
(For more information about the incredible fulfillments of Biblical prophecy see my "Reality Bender" videos at my "IslandBard's Channel" at YouTube. (I am IslandBard at YouTube).
But it is interesting that you talk about what if extraterrestrials landed. After all neither Jesus nor any of the Angels ever claimed to be FROM Earth. They came to earth to teach mankind. It is important to understand that what Science calls the rest of the universe/cosmos the Bible has only ever called "Heaven".
You can be sure a non-terrestrial will return to Earth and will judge it. That too is Biblical prophecy.
Please think seriously about it. Truth really is stranger than fiction.
D,J, Ludlow (aka IslandBard)
You Have To Be Crazy! (Article) - 9/22/2014 7:19:28 AM
Given that the Bible was written by men, it is highly suspect in spite of its claims for being directed by God. The story of Jesus is quite possible except for the divine part. Similar corollaries in modern times would be Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, and Martin Luther King.
As some other writers have already written, I believe that if extraterrestrials actually arrived to our rather insignificant planet with rather ignorant warring and ideological thinking, we would think we were being visited by God. It certainly would be interesting to imagine what they could do for us.
I think it's crazy to believe in what the Bible says, since it was written by people trying to manipulate other people into believing their points of view.
No Whales in the Creek (Article) - 5/24/2014 5:26:16 PM
Stay'n Alive (Article) - 5/24/2014 5:24:33 PM
About Small GIFTS Ministries (Article) - 5/24/2014 5:23:43 PM
Stay'n Alive (Article) - 8/17/2005 9:57:09 AM
Excellent! I've learned how to survive the hard way, too-- I've been on dialysis for 13 years. It sounds like the gum tree would be a good 'totem tree' for dialysis patients, too! :)
The Right - To Be Wrong (Article) - 6/27/2003 8:09:53 AM
Dale, I commend you for exhibiting such an attitude of tolerance and good will toward others' rights to make their own way in the world, to take into account many writings and teachings and weigh each with a balance scale of native intelligence and deep experience, and to make up their own minds as to what is truth. So I join you and extend to you the same courtesy as you extend to me. In my mind, you also have the right to be wrong. So I will endeavor to persuade all in the community of non-believers to adopt your tolerant attitude. I wish you well in your endeavor to carry the same persuasion to the religious.
Me! Me! Me! Ė Itís All About Me! (Article) - 6/19/2003 7:37:26 PM
"The poor you will have with you always"... it seems hopeless when your efforts seem so small compared to the vast amount of suffering in the world. I get frustrated at my limited ability to help... but I keep doing it. Even if I only help one person, that's one person who isn't suffering so much. If everyone helped 'just' one person, think of what we could do!
The Right - To Be Wrong (Article) - 6/19/2003 7:30:40 PM
I think a lot of Christians forget about the verse in the Bible that says, "No man may come to me unless the Father draw him." Trying to harass people into accepting Jesus never works and may delay that person's coming to God... I sure wouldn't want to be guilty of that. I have heard of some pretty strange ways Christians have tried to 'claim' souls for Christ, and a lot of them included engaging in the same behaviors they criticized 'sinners' for! We should be modeling good behavior, not sinking into whatever is now socially acceptable.
Me! Me! Me! Ė Itís All About Me! (Article) - 5/27/2003 1:06:55 PM
deep and thought provoking write; well done, d.j.! (((HUGS))) and love, your texas friend, karen lynn. :)
Me! Me! Me! Ė Itís All About Me! (Article) - 5/26/2003 10:59:52 AM
DJ, I came to the conclusion long ago that there are six billion (and counting) agendas on this planet. Until one realizes this, relationships will be more difficult than is necessary. I like your article, I like the cut of your jib. Though I find genuinely rich emotions available without need of supernatural support, I aplaud your openness and willingness to call it like you see it. Solid article.
Me! Me! Me! Ė Itís All About Me! (Article) - 5/26/2003 10:34:28 AM
Wonderful, deep stuff, and so true.
Life Boats (Article) - 5/21/2003 5:19:29 AM
Wonderful metaphors! A fresh look at the Christian life.
Worthy of Praise (Poetry) - 8/5/2010 5:22:10 AM
Great inspirational poem of love. And like the worm, the sun has no need of it, but the worm would perish without the sun. A great analogy of God's love.
When The Music Stops (Poetry) - 9/23/2006 8:35:01 AM
Terrific write! :)
When The Music Stops (Poetry) - 9/23/2006 7:20:59 AM
Awesome piece! Fits right into the world today my friend!
When The Music Stops (Poetry) - 9/23/2006 7:16:00 AM
Fear Not The Gloom (Poetry) - 9/13/2006 4:19:02 PM
And their fear turned to rejoicing!
How well you portrayed their emotions. I think you should write a "Part Two" and elaborate on how they reacted to the empty tomb.
Only Child (Poetry) - 9/13/2006 4:11:51 PM
Wonderful! More wonderful because it is true.
Only Child (Poetry) - 9/13/2006 8:23:27 AM
Beautiful write, DJ; very well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Fear Not The Gloom (Poetry) - 9/9/2006 3:04:30 PM
a wonderful spirtual message
told without being preachy
it was beautiful
love the melody here
Fear Not The Gloom (Poetry) - 9/7/2006 10:52:41 AM
I find myself now with so little time for the things I enjoy, and seldom the chance to read such fine verse as this. I must say that this piece was indeed a soft pleasure to read Sir...thanks for the soft journey.
The Meaning of Life (Poetry) - 11/17/2005 5:21:43 PM
Thankyou for your review Joseph. We certainly have the ability but as a follower of Jesus I know (sadly) that it will not happen for He has already told us so:- **Revelation 4:1** "After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which **MUST** be hereafter."
The Meaning of Life (Poetry) - 11/16/2005 12:26:18 PM
Truly inspiring! Yet I do believe that our Creator
has given us the ability to create Heaven on Earth.
Love & Light,
In Praise of Answered Prayer (Poetry) - 9/6/2005 8:05:46 AM
this is wonderfully composed, D.J., almost like a hymn. every breath of it felt holy and true. thank you for such a gift today, Dawn
In Praise of Answered Prayer (Poetry) - 9/6/2005 8:05:04 AM
Very inspiring! Prayers that are heard are the most wonderful thing happened. Good job with the write and I love the wonderful picture!
Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Doin' The Old Dog Walk (Poetry) - 6/12/2004 10:27:28 AM
Creatively penned, this prose combines uniqueness with great rhyme - enjoyed!
Abused But Not Unloved (Poetry) - 5/2/2004 5:59:56 PM
This is beautiful and heartfelt, DJ. I wonder how many adult survivors would do well to love themselves deeply even as you promise to love the abused child. So often the love we need can't be found "without" until it is found "within".
The Speed of Sight (Poetry) - 5/2/2004 5:52:31 PM
This is so right on. I love it.
Please keep writing! Diane
Doin' The Old Dog Walk (Poetry) - 10/17/2003 6:19:16 AM
Clever and well written. Pretty damned cute, actually.
Doin' The Old Dog Walk (Poetry) - 9/18/2003 3:04:09 PM
Thoroughly enjoyed this, DJ!
Excellent descriptions, great rhythm, rhyme
I especially chuckled at stanza 4, because I'm a granny,
but not wizened yet (at least I hope not, lol!).
Now I'm hummin'along while I'm Doin' the Old Dog Walk...
Doin' The Old Dog Walk (Poetry) - 9/6/2003 9:33:06 AM
Ooo this is catchy, I must agree does read with the beat like a song, and such a excellant and creative write indeed!
Doin' The Old Dog Walk (Poetry) - 9/5/2003 7:13:13 AM
Doin' The Old Dog Walk (Poetry) - 9/5/2003 6:28:37 AM
Snappy and well done, D.J.
Banana Appeel - Term 3 (Poetry) - 9/5/2003 3:46:26 AM
LOL AND LOL!!!
I particularly loved this:
The time has come, the banana said
To speak of many things my friend.
But we'll have to talk very fast,
Someone's nibbling at my end!
I have three young children and they too always have a banana in their lunches. I have never heard of "Banana Appeal" but this has to be worth slippin' into their day!
Will You Enter Here? (Poetry) - 9/5/2003 3:36:34 AM
Oh yes! Soooo true and so perfectly expressed! After reading this, I am embarrased to have been embarrassed when just yesterday, I posted one of my 'scars' - the first one really - because I am happy to 'post my downy silk'(!), but after half a day I deleted it because as gracious and empathetic as my sweet reviewers were, I was too tentative about the 'scar tissue'....
A fabulous and provocative write - well done!
Doin' The Old Dog Walk (Poetry) - 9/5/2003 3:21:11 AM
This is almost like a song lyrics. When you turn on the radio and listen to the beat and watch how the people in the street walk...and yes, you can actually see that everyone walks with a beat.
Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu :o)
The Speed of Sight (Poetry) - 8/28/2003 7:09:17 PM
Very well done, Sir! Great message!
The Speed of Sight (Poetry) - 8/28/2003 6:50:33 PM
A very thought-provoking piece!
May Lu a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Will You Enter Here? (Poetry) - 8/28/2003 5:56:36 AM
I love this, and yes it is indeed an intimate experience!
Will You Enter Here? (Poetry) - 8/28/2003 5:11:37 AM
Sensual most definitely Julie but not seductive, rather the ultimate intimacy that is true poetry - a sharing and bonding of the soul. Intimacy is the essence of poetry. The willingness of a poet to lay bare their very soul, and that wonderfully intimate moment when a reader dares to enter in and caress the bare soul of another.
Will You Enter Here? (Poetry) - 8/27/2003 9:42:34 PM
DJ, you have made poetry-writing sound like a seductive and sensual experience. Lovely!
Will You Enter Here? (Poetry) - 8/27/2003 8:46:54 PM
Excellant work, there truly are no limits!
Will You Enter Here? (Poetry) - 8/27/2003 7:10:13 PM
FAntastic write, loved the expression and word usage!
Will You Enter Here? (Poetry) - 8/27/2003 6:33:40 PM
Any poems you write is automatically entered into the contest; unless you have clicked off that little box before you post. Your latest version of your work is the one for the competition.
It's true, there's no limit to our journeys where one's words takes us. Good write!
Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu :o)
The Sad, Sad Tale of an Opened Mind. (Poetry) - 8/23/2003 9:59:21 AM
Fantastic poem, full of truth. Jackie <> <
The Inside Out Prison (Poetry) - 8/23/2003 9:54:52 AM
I too had never heard of MCS before, we take things like fly sprays, room fresheners etc. for granted, never thinking they could be dangerous to our health. It is quite frightening. Jackie <> <
Hark! He Comes (Poetry) - 8/23/2003 9:47:23 AM
I believe you have hit the nail right on the head here and some won't want to hear it. Jackie <> <
Banana Appeel - Term 1. (Poetry) - 8/23/2003 9:35:28 AM
Having just finished a week on 'Banana Island' with 'Ripe' and 'Rotten' the two banana girls, I particularly like this last one. (This was a holiday club at our church for children aged 3 to 13 this past week!) Jackie <> <
Bananas come and bananas go
But the lunchbox lingers on.
But should a banana linger longer,
Boy! Does the lunchbox pong!!
A Two Edged Sword of Strength (Poetry) - 8/23/2003 9:27:40 AM
Amen to that. Jackie <> <
A Two Edged Sword of Strength (Poetry) - 8/12/2003 6:11:08 PM
Bravo DJ, truely the two edged sword!
A Two Edged Sword of Strength (Poetry) - 8/12/2003 11:32:43 AM
"And, with all manner of devices, seek to bend it to their own design."
Thanks for this inspiring and INSPIRED write, DJ!
A Two Edged Sword of Strength (Poetry) - 8/12/2003 8:03:47 AM
God, I'm sure, is proud of you, DJ! How pure the Bible is for it's not been touched by the heart of men but the heart of God and your expression and passion in this poem for your topic is exquisite! Great job!
A Two Edged Sword of Strength (Poetry) - 8/12/2003 7:43:21 AM
the word of God is indeed powerful and can cut trough like a two edge swords, love your spiritual writes.
Deception (Poetry) - 8/12/2003 7:15:30 AM
This is outstanding! You have a true gift!
A Two Edged Sword of Strength (Poetry) - 8/12/2003 7:12:26 AM
Bravo!The two edged sword, the mighty word of God! Only He can direct it's use, properly! Exceptional write D.J.
Deception (Poetry) - 8/10/2003 10:02:06 PM
You and I know who The Master of Deception is, don't we, D.J. *wink*
Excellent work. Thoroughly engaging from start to finish, with a powerful message for a superb ending.
Deception (Poetry) - 8/4/2003 7:06:56 PM
A lesson to learn, well done.
Deception (Poetry) - 8/4/2003 8:03:42 AM
Ah I liked this, wise and thought provoking lesson, excellently written,
Deception (Poetry) - 8/4/2003 7:35:12 AM
Interesting write, DJ. With six billion agendas there's a lot of deception in this world.
Deception (Poetry) - 8/4/2003 7:33:13 AM
very very good write..Floreann
Deception (Poetry) - 8/4/2003 7:27:24 AM
Wonderful write DJ! This was interesting!
Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu :o)
Band Of Fools (Poetry) - 7/24/2003 10:36:41 PM
Hi DJ had some time tonight to check some
of your poetry and I this one is a jewel
very inspiring and I do see what you mean
by our writing somewhat alike. I will be
checking out more of your poems and thank you
for your warm and encouraging comments.
Is it not better to be a fool for God, than
a nut for the devil(smile) keep being inspired..
In Gods Love
An Honest Man (Poetry) - 7/19/2003 3:49:41 PM
I love the idea, DJ! Wonderful. I like whole, 'but what if one day you met an honest man?' Packed with power.
An Honest Man (Poetry) - 7/19/2003 11:44:31 AM
[smiles] Good one.
Abused But Not Unloved (Poetry) - 7/19/2003 4:53:23 AM
You are anoter activistic like poet.... I LOVE THAT! Styles are different but it does remind me of David Knight. Gotta love that. This truly bleeds human emotion and one that can pen this stuff is something else! Masterful! Looks like I have an author to catch up on!
An Honest Man (Poetry) - 7/19/2003 4:50:56 AM
I love the way this gave my mind a whirl! Thank you very much. I love using my brain power! Excellent prose!
Abused But Not Unloved (Poetry) - 7/15/2003 2:01:21 PM
This is beautiful D.J. Children love unconditionally. If an abuser could take one second to look into the eyes of a child and see the unconditional love and trust that shines through their souls...you would think that would be enough to make them want to get help.
Abused But Not Unloved (Poetry) - 7/15/2003 11:20:23 AM
Outstanding, deeply heart touching.
Abused But Not Unloved (Poetry) - 7/15/2003 11:05:26 AM
So loving and so heart wrenching. It is true, it is not the abuse that kills them, it is the thought of being unloved. And that goes to show that we do survive on love. Splendid write!
Abused But Not Unloved (Poetry) - 7/15/2003 9:03:15 AM
Huuggs on writing this
beautiful tribute to
our precious children.
I've written so many on
the children I've lost
count. Thank you for standing
up for these precious little
ones. They are our treasures,
yet are often not treated as
Abused But Not Unloved (Poetry) - 7/15/2003 8:42:21 AM
A wonderful, passionate poem of promise, D.J. It touched my heart! Bravo!
Abused But Not Unloved (Poetry) - 7/15/2003 8:15:43 AM
Heartwarming and so true.
Please read 'Who Wins Lifeís Lottery?' for my version of the topic.
Abused But Not Unloved (Poetry) - 7/15/2003 8:08:14 AM
Good write, D.J. Children should be precious.
Abused But Not Unloved (Poetry) - 7/15/2003 7:56:43 AM
Such an emotional write..
The Four Line Lesson of Achievement (Poetry) - 7/13/2003 9:15:07 PM
The Four Line Lesson of Achievement (Poetry) - 7/13/2003 8:13:06 PM
I agree! Great wisdom in these four lines. Keep em coming!
The Four Line Lesson of Achievement (Poetry) - 7/13/2003 6:35:08 PM
Much wisdom in these four lines...Bravo! ~Z~
The Four Line Lesson of Achievement (Poetry) - 7/13/2003 6:24:26 PM
Excellent point, excellent statement of it.
The Four Line Lesson of Achievement (Poetry) - 7/13/2003 6:15:54 PM
Aahhh jeez, why'd you have to say that! I hate hearing the truth sometimes but you're too right. Funny... if you read my poem (the latest).. lol, you'll see my problem.
Otherwise, you're a wise man and HIGHLY talented to sum up what you did in FOUR lines and to have such an impact.
The Sad, Sad Tale of an Opened Mind. (Poetry) - 7/10/2003 3:43:56 PM
This is wonderfuly done DJ! Excellantly penned and well crafted!
The Sad, Sad Tale of an Opened Mind. (Poetry) - 7/10/2003 6:07:51 AM
Incredbible! What a great poem, well penned and thought provoking.
The Sad, Sad Tale of an Opened Mind. (Poetry) - 7/9/2003 8:24:55 PM
I don't fancy the way people judge anymore. The hypocrites are only teaching the youth and the youth will walk in the footsteps of the hypocrites before them; but there is always those few that walk away into their own land, listening to their own song, laughing at their own humour and mocking their own misery. I truly think you're one of those special people with a fathomless talent beyond norm and a heart as wide as the ocean.
Never met a close-minded person with a heart as big as yours.
Your poetry strikes with a radiance as bright as Heaven.
The Sad, Sad Tale of an Opened Mind. (Poetry) - 7/9/2003 7:41:24 PM
I loved this...
Cleverly done and
The Inside Out Prison (Poetry) - 7/9/2003 12:12:53 PM
powerful, informative write--i've heard of this
it's becoming more and more prevalent as unknown chemicals are being put in the atmosphere...in our foods...and water...no wonder people are getting sick...and many more have died from it
(((God help us all))) what we've done to our precious natural resources...now they're exacting revenge
stay strong, d.j...i'll be praying for you
((((HUGS)))) and love,
The Inside Out Prison (Poetry) - 7/8/2003 7:15:15 PM
very informative with a powerfully written poem...
The Inside Out Prison (Poetry) - 7/8/2003 5:02:06 PM
I have heard of MCS, and this piece speaks of it's debillitation to those inflicted with a most powerful voice...if only the rest of the world would take the time to listen!!!!
The Inside Out Prison (Poetry) - 7/8/2003 4:05:06 PM
I have heard of this and, sadly, there will be more people allergic to the 22nd century than there are to the 21st...unless D.J. and others like him have the courage to warn us...
...and we have the brains to listen...
I hope you have a fabulous computer and a very fast connection, D.J., and Medicaid should be picking up the bill even though it isn't.
Thank you for sharing this.
The Inside Out Prison (Poetry) - 7/8/2003 5:48:02 AM
Powerful write D.J.
I am sure it is like
living in a prison.
I feel for you.
The Inside Out Prison (Poetry) - 7/8/2003 4:37:24 AM
The really sad thing is May Lu it didn't take a war to do this to me - just the pesticides they used in the offices where I worked.
The Inside Out Prison (Poetry) - 7/8/2003 4:28:38 AM
This is really sad. I haven't heard of this disease before, but I guess anything can happen with all these wars going on.
Good luck in your healing process!
May Lu a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o(
The Symphony Of The Spirit (Poetry) - 7/7/2003 6:25:51 AM
The Symphony Of The Spirit (Poetry) - 7/6/2003 5:05:59 PM
This is eloquent--the third stanza speaks the paradox as Fine as I've ever read.
The Symphony Of The Spirit (Poetry) - 7/6/2003 4:50:42 PM
I like how you compared Him helping those of greatness (like the mountains, kings and such) and then helping you. Really does His 'image' justice. Inspiring and moving.
The Symphony Of The Spirit (Poetry) - 7/6/2003 4:45:10 PM
This is a great inspirational write D.J. the Holy Spirit is such a gift from God. Blessings to you! ~Z~
The Time of Times Foretold? (Poetry) - 7/5/2003 11:12:46 PM
A RESPONSE TO LELAND (just because it needs to be said):
Thankyou for the "Well Done". Regarding your other comments though it is perhaps a good opportunity to correct a common misunderstanding. Indeed you may enjoy as best you can but like so many you assume that "come to pass" also means "come to finish" rather than "come to begin". The Bible talks of things to come WHEN it was written. Have you contemplated the possibility that things have indeed been passing for a tad over 2,000 years now. That perhaps we see not the beginning of Revelation but perhaps the beginning of the end of Revelation?
But I speak to those who wish to hear. Those who do not wish to hear, usually do not hear anyway. They are, as always, free to turn the page unread. The greater things in life will not change for their doing so - and neither will they, and life will go on - for a time.
The Time of Times Foretold? (Poetry) - 7/5/2003 8:36:07 PM
WOW DJ, this is some outstanding thought provoking reminiscing masterpiece...I thoroughly enjoyed!!!!
The Time of Times Foretold? (Poetry) - 7/5/2003 12:00:12 PM
Well done, DJ. "Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not perish before these things come to pass." The endtimes have been predicted before. "They" didn't know what they were talking about 2000 years ago and I doubt "they" do now. Each of us will pass away, individually or all together. I think it's best to enjoy life as best you can without worrying about something as esoteric as "end times".
Banana Appeel - Term 3 (Poetry) - 7/3/2003 2:03:32 AM
Omg, these lil banana appeel pieces are so adorable and precious. Not only my dear man are you one creative and ingenius poet, I am sure you are one super special dad who in his daughter's eyes just totally rocks!!!! I have enjoyed reading this series DJ!
Banana Appeel - Term 3 (Poetry) - 7/2/2003 4:28:35 PM
these are so adorable...you rock as a poet and as a daddy
(((HUGS))) and love,
Banana Appeel - Term 2 (Poetry) - 7/2/2003 4:27:50 PM
these are so wonderful...the little girl in me enjoys them as much as your daughter does
(((HUGS))) to you and her
Banana Appeel - Term 2 (Poetry) - 7/2/2003 7:03:43 AM
I LOVE this! You are amazing!!!
Banana Appeel - Term 3 (Poetry) - 7/2/2003 6:56:57 AM
I loved these!!
This is something your
little girl will always
remember and take with
her thru her life. It
seems a simple thing..but
in the scheme of things..
those banana peel poems
will be her heart.
Banana Appeel - Term 2 (Poetry) - 6/30/2003 10:26:27 AM
This is great great GREAT...so lighthearted and whimsical a read...had me every step of the way...I loved it!!!!
Banana Appeel - Term 2 (Poetry) - 6/30/2003 6:27:08 AM
These poems are so treasurable in terms of their own values and the sentiment that goes with them. I urge you to have them published. It's worth the efforts!
May Lu a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Banana Appeel - Term 1. (Poetry) - 6/30/2003 6:23:51 AM
This was really nice of you to do this for your daughter. This must have made her day in school worthwhile and made her proud to display your poems to her friends in school.
You're a wonderful parent. There are so many great little poems here. Good write indeed!
May Lu a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Banana Appeel - Term 2 (Poetry) - 6/29/2003 9:01:05 PM
These are precious. What fun, and what a grand idea.
Banana Appeel - Term 1. (Poetry) - 6/28/2003 12:25:29 PM
one banana two banana three banana four--LOL
this is precious! your little one should love this--i do
(((HUGS))) and love,
Banana Appeel - Term 1. (Poetry) - 6/28/2003 10:29:35 AM
Oh these poems are delightful! What a nice way of bonding and entertaining your daughter. I can see how this became a family tradition! I enjoyed them!
Banana Appeel - Term 1. (Poetry) - 6/28/2003 8:38:06 AM
LOL...very crafty write here D.J., and Londis is correct you know AND I can say you definitely have found that humor and fun!
Banana Appeel - Term 1. (Poetry) - 6/28/2003 8:02:53 AM
What a great story, and memories to have.
(Though, try as I might, I can't convince anyone to write on my banana...lol.)
Banana Appeel - Term 1. (Poetry) - 6/28/2003 8:01:50 AM
Cute idea, gives more of a tradional meaning to Mellow Yellow.
Last Act: First Seen! (Poetry) - 6/28/2003 4:34:58 AM
That is it in a nut shell.. Well penned.. Short sweet do not blink for life is short.. Bravo!.michael
Last Act: First Seen! (Poetry) - 6/27/2003 12:42:17 PM
Modern Shakespeare! Well done, in so few words. Write on!
Last Act: First Seen! (Poetry) - 6/27/2003 10:31:31 AM
Those masks can be exceedingly heavy. Well done.
Last Act: First Seen! (Poetry) - 6/27/2003 7:09:38 AM
It seems that way.
Last Act: First Seen! (Poetry) - 6/27/2003 7:02:10 AM
Wow, so profound in such few words...I love it...right to the point... thank you...
The Four Line Lesson of Writing. (Poetry) - 6/27/2003 12:59:22 AM
The Four Line Lesson of Writing. (Poetry) - 6/26/2003 7:55:55 PM
Good poem; good advice. Thanks master poet D. J. Ludlow. An inspirational read.
The Four Line Lesson of Writing. (Poetry) - 6/26/2003 7:33:58 PM
Good rhyme, good lesson.
The Four Line Lesson of Writing. (Poetry) - 6/26/2003 7:16:51 PM
:) I agree with Eileen...love the rhyme scheme...ty, Dani
The Four Line Lesson of Writing. (Poetry) - 6/26/2003 7:14:33 PM
clever and creative;-)
Look Up", They Say, "Look Up" (Poetry) - 6/22/2003 10:53:43 AM
Whoa! so deep and so full of pain!
Going Naked (Poetry) - 6/22/2003 10:52:11 AM
loved this poem DJ! I agree with it wholeheartedly!
Misty Lady and also The Steps On The Shores Of My Heart (Poetry) - 6/22/2003 10:30:24 AM
Beautiful tributes DJ...I'm glad my poem about my birth mother inspired you to post these wonderful works...
Misty Lady and also The Steps On The Shores Of My Heart (Poetry) - 6/22/2003 5:17:26 AM
This is a beautiful jewel of a write.
Misty Lady and also The Steps On The Shores Of My Heart (Poetry) - 6/21/2003 2:30:06 PM
DJ beautiful and excellant verses and imagery!
Misty Lady and also The Steps On The Shores Of My Heart (Poetry) - 6/21/2003 10:21:52 AM
D.J. What a beautiful and masterful tribute...excellent...
Misty Lady and also The Steps On The Shores Of My Heart (Poetry) - 6/21/2003 8:11:19 AM
A hauntingly sad and yet a beautiful well done poem!
Where Peace Lies (Poetry) - 6/16/2003 10:16:17 PM
May we all have peace within his embrace at the end of time. A very thoughtful and touching piece.
Where Peace Lies (Poetry) - 6/16/2003 9:03:05 PM
excellent structure and voice...
Where Peace Lies (Poetry) - 6/16/2003 6:46:06 PM
D. this is the most touching piece I have ever read on peace!!! My applause to you... thank you for sharing this...
Bird Of Paradise Lost (Poetry) - 6/16/2003 9:30:36 AM
"...So as you journey and as you search
Beware the peacock, bejeweled upon his perch.
And when you find that which you seek,
Raise it safely on high in Heaven's keep..."
Going Naked (Poetry) - 6/11/2003 2:27:56 PM
good write, d.j.! enjoyed! (((HUGS))) and love, your friend in texas, karen lynn. :)
Going Naked (Poetry) - 6/11/2003 1:42:05 PM
"people unashamed of who they are
wearing their individuality on their sleeves"
Going Naked (Poetry) - 6/11/2003 1:21:17 PM
yes, I know what you mean too. What is the real them. I prefer wondering whats underneath myself. But then, from one who looks so much better with her clothes on.....what do I know.
Going Naked (Poetry) - 6/11/2003 2:08:20 AM
i know what you mean... here in NY, on Fire Island many people go naked but few are really note worthy...
Secret Of The Narrow Gate (Poetry) - 6/8/2003 12:54:54 PM
Nice flow, D.J.Ludlow.
Secret Of The Narrow Gate (Poetry) - 6/8/2003 10:20:40 AM
Secret Of The Narrow Gate (Poetry) - 6/8/2003 1:13:18 AM
Secret Of The Narrow Gate (Poetry) - 6/7/2003 8:18:55 PM
Very nicely-written. I like this!
May Lu $*_*$ a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Secret Of The Narrow Gate (Poetry) - 6/7/2003 6:28:21 PM
Valid, sound doctrine, delightful poetry--great combination!
Nobody Asks Why Anymore (Poetry) - 6/4/2003 10:21:05 PM
He who reaches for and holds the needle has the answer to that one, Sir. No one put it in his hands. Fine work.
Nobody Asks Why Anymore (Poetry) - 6/4/2003 9:07:48 PM
Very Good Write!
Nobody Asks Why Anymore (Poetry) - 6/4/2003 7:37:29 PM
Good questions, well phrased! No ready answers. Good write.
Nobody Asks Why Anymore (Poetry) - 6/4/2003 7:06:26 PM
this hurts babe....
I've met someone going through such things
I think I saw that program too
I dont know what else to say
I wonder the same thing all the time
Look Up", They Say, "Look Up" (Poetry) - 6/3/2003 6:08:22 PM
A really powerful commentary in poetry form, DJ. Leaves one with a stark impression and sadness. Bravo, a fine work.
Look Up", They Say, "Look Up" (Poetry) - 6/3/2003 5:36:22 PM
A powerful poem, D.J., couched in the smoothest of verses. An ode to miners who carry the burden of an industry.
Lessons In Wood (Poetry) - 5/26/2003 2:00:15 AM
I absolutely adored this.
Lessons In Wood (Poetry) - 5/25/2003 10:21:29 PM
Trees are a precious commodity. Fine verse.
Lessons In Wood (Poetry) - 5/25/2003 11:38:41 AM
Nice inspirational. Not preachy. Appreciate that.
Lessons In Wood (Poetry) - 5/25/2003 8:54:09 AM
very well written...
Lessons In Wood (Poetry) - 5/25/2003 7:15:41 AM
Thoughtful, and well said, DJ.
The Bank Slip Blues (Poetry) - 5/24/2003 11:14:28 AM
I think we should keep our money in a mattress. Cute poem.
The Bank Slip Blues (Poetry) - 5/24/2003 9:56:34 AM
Cute write... Unfortunately such is the way in many small towns..
The Bank Slip Blues (Poetry) - 5/24/2003 7:41:29 AM
It's good to see you can retain your sense of humor after that. Good write!
Back In Control (Poetry) - 5/22/2003 2:00:42 PM
Thank you for this touch of humor
very sweet read
Back In Control (Poetry) - 5/22/2003 11:47:31 AM
Great idea. Or you can buy everyone their own control like we did at this house. Bravo, cute poem.
Back In Control (Poetry) - 5/22/2003 8:19:36 AM
An Honest Death (Poetry) - 5/22/2003 5:07:49 AM
what a refreshing perspective this piece sheds on the nature of 'natural' death. absolutely incredible. thank you. (oh, and I love the quote in you bio about flowers)
An Honest Death (Poetry) - 5/15/2003 7:51:10 AM
This is excellent work. I love the images expressed.
An Honest Death (Poetry) - 5/14/2003 6:32:50 PM
The endless cycle of life. Despite our high aspirations, we are but bug food.
An Honest Death (Poetry) - 5/14/2003 6:26:46 PM
Oh! I get it! Uuuuummmmm!.....I almost missed the point....Oh that last stanza was great, it turned the pitiful sight into something nice. Okay, I think I got it right this time.
Sandie Angel :o) a.k.a. May Lu $*_*$
An Honest Death (Poetry) - 5/14/2003 5:45:07 PM
If we truly believe in an after life, it is to be envied. A thoughtfully written work. Bravo.
An Honest Death (Poetry) - 5/14/2003 5:41:30 PM
A pitiful sight you have painted. Good write and well-expressed.
Sandie Angel :o) a.k.a. May Lu $*_*$
Eternal Gold. (Poetry) - 5/14/2003 9:01:08 AM
Nice! This is well-crafted poetry...
A very inspiring write :)
Eternal Gold. (Poetry) - 5/13/2003 6:06:07 PM
Nice one. Glad you are back, missed your verse.
Eternal Gold. (Poetry) - 5/13/2003 5:51:17 PM
Nicely-done! I like how you said it, "And only the gold will remain."
Sandie Angel :o) a.k.a. May Lu $*_*$
Eternal Gold. (Poetry) - 5/13/2003 5:49:06 PM
Your rhyme is very well done. I love how the third line of every stanza rhymes to itself. It's old-fashioned and you make it modern and beautiful. Loved the poem!
The Question (Poetry) - 3/3/2003 11:56:06 PM
Excellent spirit flowing poem it lacked nothing thank you for such a write
Hugs to you
The Question (Poetry) - 12/25/2002 9:38:59 AM
A very Spiritual rendering of Jesus's life and ending on the cross to begin again in Heaven with His Father. The holy sacrifice. A holy life to lead our way. Christmas is to me all about the Love of Jesus. Merry Christmas. Bill Murray
The Legacy (Poetry) - 12/5/2002 10:31:28 PM
I identify so strongly with this poem. Tears fell again. And then I can see why ... the child abuse. I guess I have never worked through these feelings. They still flood my soul once in a while. Bill Murray
The Survivor (Poetry) - 12/5/2002 10:28:05 PM
All good poetry makes me cry! And this did!
I strongly identified with the poem. AND THE TREE! Bill Murray
Lest You Die Not (Poetry) - 12/1/2002 11:27:35 AM
Yes indeed there is another ways isn't there? If we follow Him the Golden Light to glory! Bill Murray
WAR OF WORDS (Poetry) - 11/30/2002 9:59:09 PM
I really liked this... Dawn
OLD MAN'S SMILE (Poetry) - 11/27/2002 6:29:09 AM
Wisdome is engraved in the verse excellent write.
OLD MAN'S SMILE (Poetry) - 11/27/2002 6:03:50 AM
Beautiful write! Wisdom comes through experience.
Her Heart In Her Sleeve. (Poetry) - 11/26/2002 6:55:57 AM
We are way to eager to judge,,,great write,,,Lisa
Life, Death, And Something Else (Poetry) - 11/25/2002 3:56:17 PM
Yes friend I too believe there is something else. Remember Peggy Lee's song? "Is That All There Is?" Well no there is more and someday it will be revealed to us in all ITS GLORY. bILL
We Have Come a Long, Long Way (Poetry) - 11/25/2002 7:26:18 AM
This is wonderful!! It is so important to let the past go not so much to move ahead but to come to the here and now where paradise can only be found.
Life, Death, And Something Else (Poetry) - 11/25/2002 6:54:59 AM
I agree with your well spoken premise.
We Have Come a Long, Long Way (Poetry) - 11/25/2002 6:12:31 AM
Great write. Loved how this came to an abrupt end.
Little Girl Hiding (Poetry) - 11/22/2002 10:42:46 AM
men suffer from child abuse, too, just like women do. bravo for speaking up for all the men who suffered abuse while growing up! thanks for sharing this! love, and (((HUGS))), your friend, karen lynn. >tears <
Little Girl Hiding (Poetry) - 11/22/2002 7:10:00 AM
Linda says it so much better than I can. You deserve to be heard also. Bill
Little Girl Hiding (Poetry) - 11/22/2002 5:50:01 AM
I am sure she is happy too and this is a pricless sign of friendship for one that was abused to her innerchild to know it is cared for and accepted and loved... Survior of abuse several ways through out life and if you had sent me this my heart would of felt warm and safe in your gift.. I have written several poems of this sort also...
tHANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS BEAUTY!!!
Little Girl Hiding (Poetry) - 11/22/2002 4:54:37 AM
Very good write!!! Reminds me of the one I posted yesterday The Bonsai Tree There are so many people hurting from their past and not knowing how to find a sense of well-being. To find that inner love is the only way to truly heal and become whole!! Very good write!!!!
Little Girl Hiding (Poetry) - 11/22/2002 4:52:00 AM
No, it is not strange for a man to
write about child abuse. So many of
my poems are on child abuse. I fight
for it everyday. Our children deserve
a childhood free from the pain and fear
that child abuse brings. This is an
EXCELLENT piece! It should be read by
everyone! Read my " Why Don't Mommy Love
Me", and " Would You Believe Me Mommy?"
I also have several about spouse abuse.
Keep writing for the children, my friend.
You deserve to be heard!!
The Dream Maker (Poetry) - 11/20/2002 2:48:15 PM
You are so right. Those who cry freedom or sometimes the ones who take it away from you. It is hard to trust anyone. Bill
Will You Enter Here? (Poetry) - 11/19/2002 11:00:43 AM
Very nice essence, DJ! I guess we all try to capture the feeling we use to gather our words.
Will You Enter Here? (Poetry) - 11/19/2002 10:29:59 AM
This made my heart join in rhythm with yours. I really like this. Leysa
Will You Enter Here? (Poetry) - 11/19/2002 5:52:43 AM
Poetry is formed from the inside aswell as the out. Our experiences shape out styles. Nice write.
Band Of Fools (Poetry) - 11/19/2002 1:57:56 AM
Ah, such a great poem, welcome, hope you have settled in.
Band Of Fools (Poetry) - 11/18/2002 8:46:27 PM
we must always strive beyond ourselves...