Recent Reviews for Charles A Green
Reasonableness (Unfinished) (Poetry) - 5/29/2013 5:36:39 AM|
Another poem full of wisdom. We are constantly being told all the “proper” ways to do things, and some people, perhaps a majority, fall into line and accept the status quo. No one wants to be a hero and do something wrong.
It takes courage and a bit of common sense to act right in a situation where time is of the essence. You have me thinking about the man who heard a woman trying to get out of the house and helped her. He could have ignored her as being “crazy” and somebody else's problem, but he helped her, and that made all the difference.
Grown Man (Poetry) - 5/26/2013 4:38:04 PM
I agree that if a person has a problem come to you and talk to you about it and not everyone else. AMEN! This is one I wished I'd written.
Grown Man (Poetry) - 5/26/2013 6:59:21 AM
Fine poetry and a finer lesson. It's too bad that some boys have a hard time becoming a man. I recall that I took responsibility for myself in certain things as early as seven years old. I have also found that some of my students took on responsibilities far beyond when they lost their fathers at an early age.
If I had some form of magic wand, I would put young boys in responsible situations as soon as possible. Unfortunately, so many parents now cater to their children and don't allow them take any responsibility at an early age, or setting them up for irresponsibility the future.
and then there always some that never get it…
Grown Man (Poetry) - 5/26/2013 2:53:00 AM
the number of male 'men' seems to be dwindling....mentoring words like these are needed to remind those that are 'men' of the need to offer their hand to boys coming along. another fine write on this subject Charles.
The Importance of Substance (Poetry) - 4/28/2012 5:42:35 PM
straight from the hip, Charles,
no fudge or nonsense, a real
well-written lesson in what's real and worthwhile
The Importance of Substance (Poetry) - 4/28/2012 1:10:38 PM
what sage and direct advice you write of...oh that it could be 'required' reading for our youth...thanks charles for another fine piece
The Importance of Substance (Poetry) - 4/28/2012 12:04:30 PM
I love the directness of your poems, stressing what is right over what is not. Peers lead our youth. Sometimes, they lead them astray. It so good when an adult takes charge and lays down the real deal. I hope young people are reading your poems and getting the message.
The Male vs. The Man (Poetry) - 4/28/2012 12:13:50 AM
And there we have it, the 'importance of substance' and 'real people'.
My mother used to say that the world is made up of two species - The Real People and the padding. I'd say we have rather too much padding,
The Importance of Substance (Poetry) - 4/27/2012 10:54:53 PM
Now here is a poem that says it like it is! Your words brush aside the inanities and focus on those wonderful beings 'The Real People'.
A shallow vessel can only ever pretend to have any depth.
The Male vs. The Man (Poetry) - 4/25/2012 12:41:45 PM
these powerful words should be posted to every male baby's butt and recited to him each day if he's not lucky enough to be going home with a 'real' man...father or not.
a great write charles
Two Ears Versus One Mouth (Poetry) - 4/25/2012 12:26:25 PM
the ignorant closed ear... and on the other foot...the informed and aware closed mouths.
i love and admire your thinking mind charles and your work...no matter that always i don't agree.
Enigma (Poetry) - 4/25/2012 9:39:55 AM
So true, schoolbooks would have it that history was the way that certain politically correct people think it was. Thanks to the Internet and multiple, competing television networks, more and more history is being revealed.
Enigma (Poetry) - 4/25/2012 5:34:51 AM
Yes indeed, some paths ARE rooted knee-deep in mud. Staying on the straight and narrow is difficult at times but well worth the reward at the end of the road.
Don't Make Simple Stuff Hard (Poetry) - 4/25/2012 3:53:27 AM
Spread the word!!! Well said!!!
Enigma (Poetry) - 4/24/2012 9:00:51 AM
MINDING ONE'S OWN BUSINESS AND LEAVING ANOTHER'S ALONE...WORKS. BOASTING IS NO RECOMMENDATION...THE TRUE 'SELF' IS SO OFTEN HIDDEN. ONE FEARS WHAT THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND...READILY BELIEVING WHATEVER THEY HEAR. WHEN THE TRUTH IS REVEALED IT IS OFTEN UNRECONIZED...BEING
SO COVERED WITH 'DIRT'. SO VERY WELL DONE AND ENJOYED. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Third Eye (Unfinished) (Poetry) - 4/10/2012 12:11:50 PM
metaphorically speaking; to be born blind would be a blessing for that third eye. thanks for sharing.
Third Eye (Unfinished) (Poetry) - 4/4/2012 7:02:32 PM
Charles, it appears that your third eye was very active in this insightful write. Thank you for saying things that most people don't like to hear, but is true. =))
Third Eye (Unfinished) (Poetry) - 4/1/2012 8:33:06 AM
Your Third Eye is sharp and sensitive to the needs of the times we live in. You and I think alike although we are vastly different. That says something. You are very fine role model and I hope you're writing reaches far and wide so that others will gain from the wisdom of your Third Eye.
Fame (Poetry) - 3/21/2012 7:49:55 AM
Sound thoughts and of being crazed world.
The Male vs. The Man (Poetry) - 3/20/2012 4:26:26 PM
Beautiful and relevant. Thanks for sharing it with us.
The Male vs. The Man (Poetry) - 3/19/2012 10:27:35 AM
Very wise words. There are unsung heroes everywhere, but the notoriety goes to the males who live off their testosterone instead of their brains. Thanks for sharing.
The Male vs. The Man (Poetry) - 3/19/2012 8:57:40 AM
Sobering and wise comments, revealing sharp contrasts.
What Greatness Entails (Poetry) - 3/12/2012 8:20:23 AM
Great lessons, much enjoyed.
What Greatness Entails (Poetry) - 3/12/2012 1:38:35 AM
thanks for sharing the advice.
Gentlemen's Quest (Poetry) - 3/6/2012 9:35:33 AM
Wonderful. I am going to share this with a friend of mine who runs a Man of Principle.
However, I wonder where parents are in this picture.
I spent my elementary years in a very rough neighborhood. Half my contemporaries were criminals by the time they were teenagers. My parents were very open-minded and gave me a lot of responsibility for my own actions. As a result, I never had any desire to lie, cheat or steal to get ahead. My teachers, Boy Scouts and Sunday school mentored me some, but mostly, it was my own desire to decide my destiny that kept me on the right track.
Too many excuses today
Gentlemen's Quest (Poetry) - 3/6/2012 6:45:09 AM
where were you when i needed you?(smile). thanks for sharing.
Will You Touch Someone? (Poetry) - 2/21/2012 6:12:43 AM
Reveals inner strength, compassion, wisdom, integrity and the will to touch someone at the heart. This is a very compelling and insight ful poem. May it be widely shared and the merit of its voice be imparted. ~ Blessings
Don't Make Simple Stuff Hard (Poetry) - 8/25/2011 5:40:48 AM
AMEN to this write. You said what has needed saying for years. I've seen women nag and nag about silly things that don't mean anything, they need to look at the bigger picture. At times it the men who nag, not always the women. PEADE and HARMONY is so much better than fighting. Wish I'd written this one.
Don't Make Simple Stuff Hard (Poetry) - 8/24/2011 8:59:48 PM
Lessons in self-reflection that we could all use a dose of.
Be always safe,
The Smallest Package Ever (Unfinished) (Poetry) - 2/15/2011 6:16:52 AM
Interesting indeed dear amn..enjoyed..Hugss be safe
Light (Poetry) - 2/7/2011 8:27:49 AM
Wonderful writing dear man...stay safe and well..Hugsss
Light (Poetry) - 2/2/2011 3:39:22 PM
It is most needed for light to lead us out of darkness to discover a beautiful world. We must follow.
Light (Poetry) - 2/2/2011 1:29:28 PM
Wise and eloquent reflection on light ~
Interesting how the light changes so dramatically across even an afternoon... How beautiful the light is!
Will You Touch Someone? (Poetry) - 2/1/2011 5:37:52 PM
Great write and very practical wisdom in simple words. The poem says a a lot about teaching by example and imparting the old values that matter like respect, modesty, graceful & tactful speech, the dignity of work, responsibility, and self-discipline. These things never go out of style and when the young learn them early, they indeed have lasting treasure. Thank you for posting this!
Will You Touch Someone? (Poetry) - 2/1/2011 2:04:45 PM
"I tip my hat
to all of the real men
who raise their kids
and stick around
even during the hard times."
That hurt. And it should have.
Pain for Pleasure (Poetry) - 2/1/2011 5:59:24 AM
Very wise thoughts, well shared.
Grass Roots (Poetry) - 1/31/2011 7:19:19 PM
Write on! Truly Work makes a man noble, and work gives one Dignity.
We are all from dust and to dust we all return, all the wealth and gold in this world cannot stop that when it's time to go. I like the frankness of your poetry, and the vivid truth behind the lines, and most of all - I like simple but honest words.
People Are Who They Are (Poetry) - 1/31/2011 7:15:33 PM
Honest and straightforward, full of truth and quite radical too. "God intended for all humans to be free" and the gift of freedom sometimes leads us away from the Source of what it means to be really "free". Our freedom of choice is always there but we become who we are - "They are not who they have the potential to be."
Though we can't mold people, in their hearts there is the vacuum that hungers for God, and it is that hunger that will eventually lead them to the Potter Who molds all human clay. You write deep thoughts in simple words - great art!
The Birds Glorify Our Creator (Poetry) - 1/31/2011 7:06:39 PM
What an excellent presentation of God as our Creator! Your vivid poetry brings Truth in a marvelous way, and your choice of words woven to present a masterfully written poem is such a blessing. The closing lines leave the reader with wisdom to ponder on - wonderful impact!
People Are Who They Are (Poetry) - 1/31/2011 1:58:52 PM
Soem very interesting comments.Thanks for sharing.
The Birds Glorify Our Creator (Poetry) - 1/30/2011 8:25:12 AM
Sir, this is one of the finest comparisions of creation in relation to God and His plan...very well penned and very uplifting.
" In college, however, I recognized that I had a talent to write and influence other people's lives"
Influence of the possitive and bringing light to the dark is a talent indeed...a God given talent...well done sir.