Recent Reviews for Barbara Hartmann King
Man Eating Birds (Short Story) - 4/1/2013 3:44:10 AM|
well done i like it
The Aristocrat (Short Story) - 11/1/2012 5:54:03 AM
this is the start of a fine tale
I WISH I HAD SEEN - A PARENTS LAMENT (Poetry) - 10/28/2013 5:18:02 AM
we all wish we knew, you did the best you knew
I WISH I HAD SEEN - A PARENTS LAMENT (Poetry) - 10/26/2013 12:55:24 PM
I enjoyed reading this well-written poem about A Parent's Lament".
Your poem touches the hearts of many parents today who wish the same.
The thing about it, is that sometimes we can talk and tell them what's right but they are still going to do what they want to do. But I can feel what you are saying in your poem.
I WISH I HAD SEEN - A PARENTS LAMENT (Poetry) - 10/26/2013 4:07:26 AM
Thank you for sharing Barbara, you have my daughters name.
I have a good friend. His son was thrown in the slammer.
He was caught dealing drugs and had a gun with him.
He was the nicest kid on the block, who knew?
As our kids grow the sphere of influence of a parent shrinks.
I can hardly believe I raised one, for she is nothing like me.
The other is the spitting image of how act, say and do things.
We can't blame ourselves for the past but we can help other kids now.
I am helping to mentor trouble teens. I get much joy from it.
For we are all God's children and we all deserve a second chance.
And a third, a forth, and a fifth, etc...until we get it right...
Peace, Love and Blessings,
John Michael Domino
Ruth's Story (Poetry) - 2/21/2013 10:58:29 AM
Interesting discourse on love.
Ruth's Story (Poetry) - 2/21/2013 3:31:19 AM
i like these a lot
The Real You (Poetry) - 9/29/2012 6:06:38 AM
yes i often think this way-loved this poem
Free Spirits (Poetry) - 9/14/2012 1:04:57 PM
...and,yet, ohhh, how much we miss them when they go out into the world. Barbara, another beautiful read. Thank you.
The Real You (Poetry) - 9/14/2012 12:55:44 PM
TRUTH WORDS, Barbara! Your poem speaks to me...the "Real Me" awaiting to emerge. Thank you for sharing these powerful words.
The Real You (Poetry) - 9/14/2012 4:48:54 AM
The Real You (Poetry) - 9/13/2012 9:32:02 PM
True! And well stated.
The Real You (Poetry) - 9/13/2012 1:54:14 PM
Great inspiration in your words. Makes one want to get up off his you know what and get busy.
The Spark (Poetry) - 7/12/2012 2:23:57 AM
enjoyed the read
The Spark (Poetry) - 7/11/2012 11:42:53 AM
Genetics will take us to where our ancestors survived. All that we have to do is do better than they did with the free will we have. Beautifully written and inspiring.
The Spark (Poetry) - 7/11/2012 5:53:28 AM
I agree, "We are still individuals with our own special path." well done, Barbara!
Mary's Dream (Poetry) - 6/29/2012 8:38:33 AM
This made me sigh. What a beautiful image! Thank you
Mary's Dream (Poetry) - 6/28/2012 10:17:08 AM
A beautiful poem of a beautiful idea. I think it will happen before the end of this century. However, because of natural mutation, there'll always be green eyed dark skinned people, and black-eyed blondes. It is the nature of nature to create variations that will once again, birds through intermarriage. Viva la difference.
Collect All the Babies (Poetry) - 6/15/2012 8:15:04 AM
You certainly are sending a powerful message that I agree totally with. The other side of the picture is the burgeoning population growth nearing seven billion that is unsustainable in nearly 30% of the world. In spite of well-meaning people that you and I are included in, we cannot feed or provide fresh water for the starving and malnourished everywhere. There must be some sensible approach to population reduction or we may be doomed for dirtying our nest.
Collect All the Babies (Poetry) - 6/14/2012 4:59:31 PM
Every life has that right.
Free Spirits (Poetry) - 5/22/2012 4:07:27 PM
Beautifully crafted wisdom!
Free Spirits (Poetry) - 5/12/2012 12:30:44 PM
Indeed, letting go is probably the most important part of being a parent.
Rock Bottom (Poetry) - 4/26/2012 1:50:15 AM
Very well expressed, Barbara
Rock Bottom (Poetry) - 4/20/2012 7:27:42 AM
I once attended a conference on Coping. I presented a paper on “Beyond Coping.”
Your poem is true. Sometimes it takes a great fall for people to understand who they really are and what they are really doing. I could use some examples from my own family.
Thanks for sharing.
The Silent Call (Poetry) - 4/15/2012 6:12:11 AM
the oversoul, our inner voice that really has a lot to say ... silence is indeed golden ...
The Silent Call (Poetry) - 4/14/2012 11:45:21 AM
I found my calling… Have you? Excellent advice.
Reasons (Poetry) - 4/13/2012 9:48:20 AM
Oh this could so wonderfully be an illustrated children's book, these lines. My children ARE tan! ~~ Diana
Was he Sent so we might Grow (Poetry) - 4/13/2012 9:45:44 AM
Sung like a hymn. Your style has music and substance. Someone once said, when I expressed saddness about dimensia and elderly dependency, "They are pearls of wisdom." I didn't like that answer because I didn't understand it. Now, caring for my mother in these two conditions, I think it is as you express in "Was he Sent so we might Grow" , life with them is pinpoint in what really matters. Thank you. ~~ Diana
No Going Back (Poetry) - 4/13/2012 9:39:27 AM
Sturdy awareness in these words: "...strange people with little to give". That says a great deal. And I enjoy your "With disarmament plans and more." There is hope in there. ~~ Diana
Spirit Wings (Poetry) - 4/13/2012 9:31:55 AM
I hear the voice of an evolved soul in this piece. "That we endure in exchange for years of circumstance." ~~ Diana
The Silent Call (Poetry) - 4/13/2012 9:28:24 AM
This feels like a gentle prayer. Very beautiful. ~~ The Other Diana :)
Reasons (Poetry) - 4/12/2012 7:31:30 AM
Brilliant...I love the little drawings too..
The Silent Call (Poetry) - 4/12/2012 7:27:38 AM
Yes...there is inside each of us a 'higher self' that knows just what we need. It knows us best...Some call it intuition, and if we can take note of this inner calling,.. wonderful synchronistic events can occur to lead us to our life's true purpose...
I enjoyed this...
Best wishes, Diana...
Reasons (Poetry) - 4/2/2012 7:53:12 AM
I cannot beg to differ. Reason are not, this is a beautiful poem.
Evolution (Poetry) - 4/2/2012 5:06:14 AM
There is another book that states the answer as a fact: The Bible. I believe the earth is only about 5,000 years old and God created both the earth, the first man and woman, and everything on and around the earth.
Reasons (Poetry) - 4/2/2012 5:03:39 AM
Upbeat and hopeful, revealing your ambitious spirit.
Reasons (Poetry) - 4/1/2012 10:02:12 PM
the answer to the search for world peace given from an unique perspective. thanks for sharing
Evolution (Poetry) - 3/13/2012 9:44:47 AM
Probably not. Two books help explain, “The Selfish Gene” and The Territorial Imperative.”
Spirit Wings (Poetry) - 3/5/2012 4:50:04 PM
Spirit Wings (Poetry) - 2/23/2012 5:39:46 AM