Recent Reviews for Padre Scott West
A Son (Poetry) - 8/9/2013 6:28:45 PM|
To have a son must be quite rewarding, but it is too late in my life to start to have kids...e
A Son (Poetry) - 8/8/2013 7:08:56 AM
Scott, they tell me that is how 'family' is suppose to be.
A Son (Poetry) - 8/8/2013 6:10:19 AM
A son is a great legacy to have.
The floral scent of youth. (Poetry) - 1/31/2013 7:29:54 PM
Lovely verse, Padre! With your heart on your sleeve..
Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
The floral scent of youth. (Poetry) - 1/31/2013 5:28:57 PM
Kids can do that to you...nice write.
Victory (Poetry) - 6/28/2012 11:15:05 AM
A wonderful tribute to a woman you dearly loved. So sorry to hear that her children did not appreciate that she brought them into the world and raised them that she could.
Victory (Poetry) - 6/27/2012 3:28:47 PM
My sincerest sympathies, Scott. I won't waste space on platitudes. I know you'll miss her. Well spoken euelogy.
Tenderness (Poetry) - 6/27/2012 8:35:04 AM
very nice poetry, sir. i would like to meet that guy!
Tenderness (Poetry) - 6/26/2012 9:20:44 PM
" I try to bank that fire;it only burns more brightly." That is one of the REALEST things I have read in a poem. God knows I've been there, and I miss it so....
One More Time (Poetry) - 12/20/2011 5:07:47 PM
a nicely versed personal moment ...
Emotion (Poetry) - 7/31/2011 12:13:25 PM
"I felt too much; the passion overwhelmed your sense of propriety.
Now you are gone."
Scott, I've been there before, I cqan relate...sometimes you can love someione so much it hurts....both you and your beloved...
Dad, Why did you leave me? (Poetry) - 7/28/2011 1:07:34 PM
Chip and John;
I wrote this poem to understand my reaction to the world.. It has helped.
What have you done to me (Poetry) - 7/27/2011 3:39:15 PM
Sounds like somewhere I've been before. My problem was that everything I thought was coming to me from ouitside of myself was a matter of my perceptions and my reaction.
Dad, Why did you leave me? (Poetry) - 7/25/2011 3:07:12 PM
A soul in pain, Monsignor, an honest soul.
Dad, Why did you leave me? (Poetry) - 7/24/2011 7:07:47 PM
Your description of the loss of your father makes my heart ache. There's so much you want to ask them, so much you want to say, so much you want them to tell you, but the opportunity is lost forever.
Sometimes life can feel so hard...
What have you done to me (Poetry) - 7/5/2011 11:30:28 PM
this tugs me this way and that
and i expect it's how you are feeling;
that final "I have found love"
The Flow of Life (Poetry) - 6/9/2011 4:58:24 PM
Sometimes the river only looks dry, Scott.
Sometimes the heat and wind have just driven it underground
And still it flows.
The Flow of Life (Poetry) - 6/3/2011 5:40:06 PM
Well chosen metaphor, Monsignor,
ebbs, flows, rushes, dry spells...
all that a life is spiritually,
physically, aesthetically, artistically.
The Flow of Life (Poetry) - 6/3/2011 5:32:27 AM
Scott, great job of drawing the contrasts and similarities.
Bliss (Poetry) - 5/25/2011 2:44:03 PM
You're right Scott....what God wants from us mostm is not the4 miraculous, but the everyday.
Bliss (Poetry) - 5/25/2011 2:29:30 PM
This is fine indeed, Monsignor,
a celebration of self acceptance
Bliss (Poetry) - 5/25/2011 1:20:35 PM
Birth, rebirth and sometimes a greater rebirth -- isn't that the essence of life. We are then sometimes blessed during our lives by great loves sent to us by the creator, the essence of love, God.
I wish you well on your continuing rebirth. May you find much love and much enlightenment. Your poem is lovely!
Blending (Poetry) - 1/20/2011 7:47:47 PM
Thank you for sharing this, Scott. I can really identify.
The Heart Complete (Poetry) - 1/19/2011 1:45:24 AM
Positive vibrations indeed!
The Heart Complete (Poetry) - 1/15/2011 9:52:26 PM
Sounds like positive developments....Congratulations...
Another Old Soldier (Poetry) - 11/11/2010 2:05:16 PM
MAY GOD GIVE YOU THE STRENGTH FOLLOW AND DO...WHAT HE ALONE CAN ENABLE YOU TO DO. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Another Old Soldier (Poetry) - 11/9/2010 9:15:31 PM
Your final line, Monsignor, says what has to be said and what has to be done. If there is no way back, then may the passing be gentle and kind.
Another Old Soldier (Poetry) - 11/9/2010 3:06:21 PM
Heartbreaking truth in these lines, Monsignor. Well done, Sir.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Blackness (Poetry) - 11/8/2010 6:22:08 AM
Fall often brings hopelessness to the surface. But love is here! Love is there! We may just have to look a bit more intently for it, but it is all around. Reach out and get some! Very heartfelt poetry Scott!
Blackness (Poetry) - 11/7/2010 6:29:33 PM
You beat yourself up again, Monsignor, and while I'm a strong advocate of emotional honesty I feel you need to see your worth more, and you DO have worth, and appreciate and treasure it.
Blackness (Poetry) - 11/7/2010 12:43:24 PM
Sounds like something I just went through. I could tell you "This too shall pass" but from your vantage point that's hard to see. Hang in there and be strong...
You were there. (Poetry) - 10/12/2010 6:14:15 PM
This is very moving ~
Powerful eloquence in your poem of gratitude.
Best Wishes for health,
You were there. (Poetry) - 10/12/2010 5:05:32 PM
People really do have compassion when you most need them. Be well Monsignor.
Love & Spirit,
You were there. (Poetry) - 10/12/2010 3:41:10 PM
The power of love and friendship, Monsignor, especially when we are challenged and afraid.
The Struggle (Poetry) - 10/9/2010 3:44:05 PM
Yeah...the struggle of holding too tightly or allowing the freedom to go. It is an ongoing struggle in love. May enlightenment enfold you.
The Struggle (Poetry) - 10/9/2010 3:39:01 PM
Yes, Monsignor, you can do it...just don't fight it or question it all the time, and if you look for answers at every turn maybe you're asking too much. Go with it!
Living again! (Poetry) - 10/8/2010 2:22:41 PM
More power to you, Monsignor!
Living again! (Poetry) - 10/8/2010 2:52:01 AM
Great writing..stay safe and well..Hugss
Living again! (Poetry) - 10/7/2010 9:53:05 PM
Indeed you are experiencing new life, Scott! 'Tis the season...be well. Blessed Be.
Living again! (Poetry) - 10/7/2010 8:51:12 PM
Great prayer! No, you are not alone!
Beauty (Poetry) - 10/1/2010 9:30:51 AM
True love and friendship are treasures that I often find very hard to describe in mere words. Thank you, Scott. Love and peace to you,
The Roller Coaster (Poetry) - 9/30/2010 6:21:43 PM
Powerfully emotional. This is good stuff. Welcome to AD.
The Roller Coaster (Poetry) - 9/26/2010 7:38:33 PM
I like where this takes me and I hear you loud and clear, Monsignor, but I do put on the bravest face I can and ride the ups and downs - for me, there's no other way.
The Roller Coaster (Poetry) - 9/26/2010 12:03:24 PM
look at it this way...if our lives didn't have roller coasters, we would not be able to survive all of lifes ups and downs...
nighttime (Poetry) - 9/25/2010 6:38:10 AM
I was wide awake at 1:30 this morning...it took me an hour of doing nothing to fall asleep...nighttime is a mysterious plance. Nice write.
What you did to me. (Poetry) - 9/23/2010 4:23:02 PM
Acceptance lifts us and settle us all at once, Monsignor, and here you are finding your truth, your self.
Welcome to AD.
What you did to me. (Poetry) - 9/23/2010 6:55:02 AM
Sometimes, without realizing it, we humans have this enormous learning curve, and the older we get...those life lessons become more clear.
What you did to me. (Poetry) - 9/22/2010 4:31:55 PM
Emotional rescue! Loved ones come into our life for a reason. They also exit for a reason. When that inner beauty can be rekindled to make us whole again, poetry like this is written...beautiful, honest and what you know to be true, Monsignor...Welcome!
The Wind Cries Your Name! (Poetry) - 9/21/2010 6:59:34 PM
This flows with the rhythm of your heart...
Be always safe,
The Wind Cries Your Name! (Poetry) - 9/21/2010 7:11:48 AM
well done, dealing with the painful issue of love unfulfilled...
The Wind Cries Your Name! (Poetry) - 9/21/2010 4:06:26 AM
Beautiful. I'm glad you started writing again!