Recent Reviews for George Warholak
Stealing Turtles (Short Story) - 10/30/2014 10:56:17 PM|
Mischievous ways in your youth, but you surely learned some lessons from it also. You were lucky to get off safe at the lake.
What comes around goes around (Short Story) - 10/30/2014 3:32:02 AM
yes, it happens that way = sometimes it takes more time, but eventually it comes around and payback is given. believe me I know.
Lackland Air Force Base (Short Story) - 10/30/2014 3:30:34 AM
Thank you for serving in Vietnam and for our country. I'm sure your target practice came in handy over there. So young and many too young to die but they did,, personally known two from my class at school.
And There Was Light (Short Story) - 8/10/2014 6:19:15 AM
Your first memory is much earlier than mine… About four years of age. I'm not sure why your nose was "cauterized," but it sounds quite scary.
My twin brother and I had to walk about a half mile along a state highway (we lived on the highway in an old farmhouse) to go to kindergarten (only two weeks) and to first grade. One time, on the way home, a nice woman with a girl in the car with her, stopped and gave us a ride home. Our mother told us not to take rides with strangers anymore. About 1950.
Lackland Air Force Base (Short Story) - 7/26/2014 8:16:42 AM
That's why they recruit them so young. About 80% of my male classmates were that way. I wasn't. I was college-bound long before my father told me not to be a trucker like him. Most of the guys focused on beer, girls, and stupid behavior. In the service, not only did they grow up, they changed drastically, especially if they saw combat.
Learn The Ropes (Short Story) - 7/16/2014 9:46:47 AM
Thanks for your comment Ron. Just getting started. Much more to come.
Learn The Ropes (Short Story) - 7/16/2014 5:54:48 AM
From what I was reading, it looked like you had a lot of growing up to do. Two things came to mind when I read your work:
First, I thought of my father, a trucker who spent most of his working life in short-haul, loading and unloading trucks. He was a big strong guy and I never heard him swearing in my presence even though we were often in the presence of friends and relatives who swore freely about everything. One of my first images of my father was him being on the heavy bottom end of a refrigerator going up or down stairs, I can't remember, to the apartment on the second floor of our house. Later, when a relative complained about a concrete septic tank cover that needed to be put in place, my father walked over, picked the 450 pound cover up, and put it in place, to the amazement of the guy complaining.
When I was in grad school, a friend of mine was stationed at the Alameda Naval Air Station in California. A neighbor of ours back in Wisconsin, and about 20, he was a big, strong farm kid, one of the nicest guys I've ever known. Anyway, he told me about a friend of his in the Navy, and Native American. It seemed like every time they went out, the Indian would get drunk and get into situations that would land him in jail for fighting. My friend was able to save him from those situations often, his bodyguard. Quite a guy.
What comes around goes around (Short Story) - 10/12/2011 11:21:09 AM
so true, so true!
Kevin and Melvin Go Fishing (Short Story) - 8/17/2011 4:35:27 PM
well didn't see that comin down the pike, and i love a read i don't expect! Ha!
Squirrels and Roof-Rats (Short Story) - 8/2/2011 1:38:11 PM
what a fun story and ...as a landlord rings so true. loved the bushy blue tail image! HA!
GROUNDHOG DAY (Article) - 9/22/2014 6:08:52 AM
I agree. A lot of unsung people out there providing basic services with a lot of sleep deprivation as a result, usually with very low pay for the hazardous work they are doing.
I have three caregivers that I keep up all night asking them to turn me, to urinate, or scratch an itch or keep me warm etc., 10 to 15 times a night. This is been going on for over 20 years and, somehow, I get enough sleep, but they don't. It's tough work at low pay, but I'm sure glad they do it, because without them, I wouldn't be writing this.
Don't Ever Change? (Article) - 9/16/2014 9:46:35 AM
Thanks for your comment Ronald. Simon and Garfunkel got it right in their song when they sang, "a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest." When folks have stability, they stay with it, and even better themselves when the opportunity arises. Positive change!
Don't Ever Change? (Article) - 9/16/2014 7:04:42 AM
At the risk of violating all these Biblical quotations, I would say that those that "believe" in the "word" and do not wish to explore any other ideas, philosophy, and the world around them because of it, are the least changing of all. They remain stuck in childhood Sunday school.
Modesty and Sleep Deprivation (Article) - 8/7/2014 9:04:27 AM
A nice take on the importance of sleep in everyone's life. Our modern 24/7 lifestyles and hyper economic ethic force many to disregard sleep as important in their lives. They can only get away with this for so long. Recently I heard that the magic number is seven hours a night. Without this seven hours, our bodies and minds take a beating that we cannot recover from. In our primitive form, from over 30,000 years ago, nighttime was a time of fear that we conquered by the use of shelter and fire. Nighttime was a time of rest from the rigors of the day and a shelter from the fear of the night. Ingrained in our psyche, 24/7 lifestyles go against our basic psychological and physical makeup.
I learned early in the value of sleep. Now, after 50 years of paralysis, I am still in good health spite of having to wake up on the average, around 10 times every night to urinate and turn my body to another to avoid pressure sores.
She Died (Article) - 10/5/2011 3:42:49 PM
I love this compact, beautiful story. Thank you George.
She Died (Article) - 10/5/2011 5:06:06 AM
"She died in total peace" even to know that she had done her very best for the Nephew, help bring her peace!
Lead-based Paint (Poetry) - 2/3/2015 6:08:52 AM
Lead-based paint chips were the only chips we could afford - no dip.
Lead-based Paint (Poetry) - 1/2/2015 8:38:29 AM
Lead based paint, my oh, my! Creating dullards as time goes by.
The Channels of Time (Poetry) - 12/23/2014 2:36:01 PM
we can't change it but we can prevent repeating the iota ....
The Channels of Time (Poetry) - 12/20/2014 3:14:10 AM
Wonderfully written! Merry Christmas George!
The Channels of Time (Poetry) - 12/19/2014 11:21:49 AM
It's hard to change an iota anyway, so better not to even try. ;-)
The Channels of Time (Poetry) - 12/18/2014 7:27:35 PM
The Channels of Time (Poetry) - 12/18/2014 1:38:25 PM
The Channels of Time (Poetry) - 12/18/2014 12:28:21 PM
We learn from the past and
make changes to the present in expectations of bending
the future toward justice. We're close. Well written.
Milk Duds (Poetry) - 12/11/2014 8:22:13 AM
I can so relate. The last and final time I ate milk duds, I ende up at the dentist to replace a filling that was literally pulled from my tooth. Milk duds are expensive candy.
Milk Duds (Poetry) - 12/10/2014 12:25:19 PM
If they don't stick to your teeth in an irritating way, they will slowly decay them anyway. Here's to Milk Duds, an old favorite movie treat.
Don't Let Go of That String (Poetry) - 12/10/2014 10:56:47 AM
Sail away, George! Love and peace,
Milk Duds (Poetry) - 12/10/2014 10:55:58 AM
I appreciate your wit and humor, George. Thank you for sharing. Love and peace to you,
Don't Let Go of That String (Poetry) - 12/9/2014 7:32:41 PM
Don't Let Go of That String (Poetry) - 12/9/2014 12:02:17 PM
And hope she doesn't let go!
Don't Let Go of That String (Poetry) - 12/9/2014 8:19:04 AM
And watch out for power lines and trees.
Oh Ye Merry Gentlemen (Poetry) - 12/2/2014 5:03:03 PM
Not interested in mailing cards this year. Don't know why, but the Senyu is good and says it all.
Oh Ye Merry Gentlemen (Poetry) - 12/2/2014 11:00:03 AM
Without a doubt, they do. Merry gentleman, forget the cards, let's have a drink or two.
Black Friday (Poetry) - 12/2/2014 8:32:09 AM
The hustle and bustle! Woe...
Don't You Worry (Poetry) - 12/2/2014 8:30:35 AM
Some women worry too much, that's all.
Just Too Many (Poetry) - 12/2/2014 8:29:16 AM
Just too crowded Lois! Thank you for sharing.
Don't You Worry (Poetry) - 12/2/2014 8:01:20 AM
I wouldn't know. I'm in a wheelchair with a healthy head of hair that she keeps cutting back, trying to give me a Marine cut or as she sometimes says, to "bald" me.
The most common reason why people lose their hair is through chemotherapy. From what little that I know about it, the hair grows back. I don't see the great emotional significance of losing one's hair. It is the cancer or other disease that causes it that is traumatic. I recall the young football player with a broken leg and crutches who was so proud to park in the only disabled space at a restaurant. He probably took part in some competition in those crutches to show off his ability to move.
Don't You Worry (Poetry) - 12/1/2014 9:50:02 PM
Or better than getting hit in the eye with a sharp stick, as they say up there in Minnesota.
Just Too Many (Poetry) - 12/1/2014 9:27:56 PM
Yes, visited NJ a few times, people driving there are mostly impatient and horn blowers.
Don't You Worry (Poetry) - 12/1/2014 9:27:12 PM
great write, makes sense, lots of it.
Black Friday (Poetry) - 11/29/2014 12:15:44 PM
Those shoppers out there,]
are quite insane.
I'll stay home,
and avoid the pain.
Got an Itch (Poetry) - 11/25/2014 7:46:29 AM
I had an awful itch,
I scrtched again and again.
I scratched and scratched,
but that itch remained.
Some days you just can't win.
Got an Itch (Poetry) - 11/24/2014 12:45:48 PM
Got an Itch (Poetry) - 11/24/2014 12:16:27 PM
Get a switch and beat the hell out of that itch! You know it can't be hiding where it can't be found. Sooner or later it will come around.
Quiet Please (Poetry) - 11/24/2014 10:23:41 AM
Sleep is good! LOL
Quiet Please (Poetry) - 11/23/2014 12:24:50 PM
and don't forget to turn off the phone.
Quiet Please (Poetry) - 11/23/2014 8:35:48 AM
next time rent a room
Quiet Please (Poetry) - 11/22/2014 8:18:46 AM
But honk if you love Jesus.
A Limerick for Reba (Poetry) - 11/21/2014 6:15:21 PM
The definition of limerick is a light or humorous poem of 5 lines. I try hard to write within those guidelines. Thank you Ronald for your feedback.
Aches and Pains (Poetry) - 11/21/2014 5:36:21 PM
Just turned it all into a poem. Thanks Regis!
Aches and Pains (Poetry) - 11/21/2014 1:12:15 PM
I can't imagine how painful that is but I extend my sympathy to you and hope that you are feeling better, George. Best wishes,
A Limerick for Reba (Poetry) - 11/21/2014 7:26:24 AM
I always thought that limericks had a bawdy nature to them and they rhymed… From the ones you write, apparently not.
I love Reba as well. A lifetime ago, Roger Miller, whose big hit at the time was Dang Me (take a rope and hang me) could make our Central Wisconsin State Fair, so they had to substitute a young girl unknown named Reba McEntire… The rest is history.
Mr. Corpuscle (Poetry) - 11/19/2014 10:25:47 AM
I never "pumped her nickel" except into a vending machine. I'm not sure that that would be very good for one's health, considering the junk food and most of those. ;-)
Mr. Corpuscle (Poetry) - 11/18/2014 3:07:59 PM
However ur diet could include instead of pumpernickel a nice long, green pickle...or some peanut brittle...? -e-
Passions - Limerick (Poetry) - 11/18/2014 2:57:53 PM
As long as we can say "Lord have mercy," then we are rejuvenated Lois!
Passions - Limerick (Poetry) - 11/18/2014 2:47:21 PM
Surely do agree with you on this one George - I've been into trouble, but now out of it and still praying strongly.
Money Lover - Limerick (Poetry) - 11/18/2014 12:40:52 PM
Very true poetic lines George. The American Indians used pink shells. I think they had a better idea. We are so advanced that we are cannibalistic when it comes to cash!
Money Lover - Limerick (Poetry) - 11/18/2014 12:39:38 PM
Money can't buy happiness, but it helps.
New Jersey - Limerick (Poetry) - 11/18/2014 12:17:26 PM
You have described perfectly the perspective of one Ed Matlack, Jersey personified.
New Jersey - Limerick (Poetry) - 11/18/2014 8:03:02 AM
New Jersey - Limerick (Poetry) - 11/18/2014 6:57:09 AM
Jersy is a symbol
of politics so nimble.
it can leave your eyes quite misty,
just thinking about Christie.
New Jersey - Limerick (Poetry) - 11/17/2014 1:03:38 PM
Too true, but I have been in Joisey all my life and I don't want to move out till I die, I guess...-e-
Aches and Pains (Poetry) - 11/17/2014 10:28:42 AM
Yes, arthritis is painful especially when you get flareups of it. No fun at all. Now I've heartburn flarefups whenever I eat, seems roast turkey is only thing that helps me now, so guess I'm going to keep eating that.
Is It Fair? (Poetry) - 11/16/2014 11:23:04 AM
I've always loved limericks; in fact, I have published a book of them. Thank you for sharing yours, George.
There once was a fellow named George,
Who came upon a mighty gorge;
Such a unique spot,
He liked it a lot,
And there established a forge.
Love and peace to you,
He's Thinkin' Wichita (Poetry) - 11/16/2014 10:45:15 AM
A fine country song well-shared, George. Thank you! Love and peace,
He's Thinkin' Wichita (Poetry) - 11/16/2014 10:35:29 AM
Green acres is the place to be.
He's Thinkin' Wichita (Poetry) - 11/13/2014 12:10:53 PM
Ronald, thank you for your comment. I like a bit of the roll too, but country seems to be my genre now; seems natural to tell a story.
He's Thinkin' Wichita (Poetry) - 11/13/2014 9:53:10 AM
Country songs like this showing off differences, are generally big hits. You're a whole lot country, I'm a little bit rock 'n roll…
Is It Fair? (Poetry) - 11/12/2014 11:32:41 AM
Bravo! Thanks for sharing George.
You Make Me Sick (Poetry) - 11/12/2014 10:09:48 AM
Not a good thing, but people are so inconsiderate with their wasteful products.
Is It Fair? (Poetry) - 11/12/2014 10:07:53 AM
Yes, I do agree with the words you've penned here. I do not find things strange, mostly I know Satan is powerless to scare - and lately I'm very scared of him cause of the actions in my life right now. I can hope I am only doing good and right things, but there's a ? to them even.
You Make Me Sick (Poetry) - 11/11/2014 8:13:25 PM
Thank you all for commenting!
You Make Me Sick (Poetry) - 11/11/2014 1:12:34 PM
Ouch! a nasty moment...yet "recommended" way
to step off the modern life's treadmill.
Always stressed out...always running...never
catching up...give it a try!
Love your verse, George. Thank you for sharing.
You Make Me Sick (Poetry) - 11/11/2014 10:26:20 AM
A pretty sticky sick situation. I have been a gumshoe more than once. ;-)
You Make Me Sick (Poetry) - 11/10/2014 11:21:02 AM
Love and blessings,
The Loving Thoughts of You (Poetry) - 11/10/2014 7:55:10 AM
It certainly does have a country twang to it. It also has an element of stalking. However, in my experience, sometimes when a lover is rebuffed, persistence pays off. It all depends upon the two, for it takes two to tango, and if one won't… It just won't happen.
Bone of My Bone (Poetry) - 11/9/2014 1:30:35 PM
Thank you Ronald. Cheers!
The Loving Thoughts of You (Poetry) - 11/9/2014 12:16:13 PM
A wonder of a song - That's amazing you can write one like this after the hurting and all. keep up the good writes, i enjoy them very much.
Bone of My Bone (Poetry) - 11/9/2014 10:13:25 AM
I like everything except, "Bone of My Bone." Sounds too hard for a soft country ballad.
These Treasures We Hold (Poetry) - 11/8/2014 8:53:20 AM
Treasures well-crafted between the bookends of your life.
These Treasures We Hold (Poetry) - 11/7/2014 9:06:54 PM
Family treasures need to be guarded , so nice. JK Roseline
The Hands of Time (Poetry) - 11/1/2014 12:42:52 PM
But the cows have fit at milking time…
The Hands of Time (Poetry) - 11/1/2014 8:01:53 AM
My clock is digital,
hands it does lack.
I have to move it forward,
in order to fall back.
The Hands of Time (Poetry) - 10/31/2014 5:35:22 PM
Thank you Andy!
The Hands of Time (Poetry) - 10/31/2014 2:37:50 PM
Hmmm, we can't turn the hands back, however, we can rewind them.
She Was Here (Poetry) - 10/30/2014 10:58:34 PM
Good, no one wants old age anyway, I know I don't but must accept it, If someone loved me in my old age it would be a happy time of it.
Bad Boy Hummer (Poetry) - 10/30/2014 10:53:34 PM
hoping the driver was sensible but prayers do help for him to get safely to his destination. it isn' a misnomer, it's a homer.
Amazing Stuff (Poetry) - 10/30/2014 10:52:20 PM
Air so needed, so useful and you tell It in so fine a verse here.
Can't Kill It (Poetry) - 10/30/2014 3:39:47 AM
Not afraid of spiders, don't like them, I killed many in my day though, now I might put them in a cup when I catch them from now on, since it is God's creature. you are reforming me in a good way!
No One Like Her - Limerick (Poetry) - 10/30/2014 3:37:29 AM
Love = like this, Was, isn't, can be, might not be, but I suppose you never forget having gone through it, whatever the heart goes through , it's stronger than anything.
Nasty Divorce (Poetry) - 10/30/2014 3:35:21 AM
Divorce can be cruel, I went through a cruel one, not really needed by me but by him. At one point I just wanted to take a gun and shoot him, cause he didn't want me back. I didn't, - thank God, that would of been sinful, but it caused thoughts like that.
Time Travel (Poetry) - 10/30/2014 3:25:41 AM
I don't see why you don't get more reviews from your writes, They are easily understood, make sense, written with truth. Time Travel does get you somewhere, through the celestial , not here much on earth is there peace nowadays. There's more I could say - but leave it up to imagination that's what most people do anyway., No I'm not lost, I'm on the right path.
Apple Cider Vinegar -- Limerick (Poetry) - 10/30/2014 3:19:28 AM
Good for you, good use for it is those stink bugs that invaded our country too. Drown em I say!
Heaven and Hell (Poetry) - 10/30/2014 3:18:25 AM
Hallelujah" I'll keep it short like John Domino.
A Royal Cruise (Poetry) - 10/30/2014 3:16:22 AM
I did travel on Carnival - not as crowded, spent time at pool mostly, loved listening to the Island Music I call it - Spanish I think it is. Rhythm it's got. Ours with my deceased hubby was worth it, and not expensive, he booked it off a Christian Radio station, I couldn't believe I was going on a cruise, cause when we saw the ships in Bermuda the year before, he said "Don't even think you'll ever get on one of those ship". he fooled me, and changed his mind a year later. Love your writes, I can see the benefit you would be to those prisoners in your prison ministry.
I'll Sing This Song (Poetry) - 10/30/2014 3:12:34 AM
It is a song, a love theme too, a memoir, as you said. I don't think this should be lost among the ages. Everything fits together perfectly in these verses for a song to be sung.
I've Been Shown (Poetry) - 10/30/2014 3:09:57 AM
I like to read the Proverbs, and the Psalms, but I do not do so every day, Just when I'm lost and need to read them, I could really do better and read every day - but other books take me away from the bible, Not so good a thing, but I do pray everyday, and try not to groan. Another absolutely grand piece of work here.
The Tainted World (Poetry) - 10/30/2014 3:07:30 AM
Keeping my tongue under control = so easy compared to keeping my belly under control. I eat cause I'm bored - a bad thing, this poem reminds me of my faults too, but he does give us, and he does take - he knows our needs better I think than we do. Simply devine I call this write, or want to say it is simply devine.
A Blob to Smite (Poetry) - 10/30/2014 3:04:11 AM
I know, I cannot fold them neat either, = I do the best I can. Then I fold all clothes differently than my Mother taught me to, for some reason, could I be rebelling in this way!
The Omniscient One (Poetry) - 10/27/2014 2:48:10 PM
Ok the spiritual good life will come only from God, and i'll ask him for one. I seek him often in my life and he answers and gives me what he thinks I need, not want I always want.
SONGS IN THE NIGHT (Poetry) - 10/27/2014 2:17:24 PM
Thank you Lois.
Trustworthy - Limerick (Poetry) - 10/27/2014 11:26:59 AM
Ilet the Lord lead me and pray and he ansers me and gives me needs when they are his wishes for me. He is good - all the time.
SONGS IN THE NIGHT (Poetry) - 10/27/2014 11:26:02 AM
Know what you mean, rejection isn't nice to do or even to go through. Songs mean lots and brng back memories too. Hope you find true love one of these beautiful days you live in this world. Meanwhile, keep writing comforting poems.
No Stalemate (Poetry) - 10/27/2014 11:24:37 AM
Great faith being shown here, I like this and read it thoroughly. You are absolutely a devine poet.
SONGS IN THE NIGHT (Poetry) - 10/11/2014 10:23:19 PM
Thank you George - well done!
Have you ever visited my website?
Take the time for we may know each other more than you can tell...
John Michael Domino
Trustworthy - Limerick (Poetry) - 10/9/2014 6:29:24 PM
Thank you Kathy for commenting. The Lord is King, He is robed in majestic beauty!
Trustworthy - Limerick (Poetry) - 10/9/2014 2:30:16 PM
Trust in The Lord never a doubt
doing his will is what life's all about.
We're given a chance
in this life to prove,
by his grace there's no mountain
that can't be moved !
Beautiful poem thank you for reminding us all to walk by faith not by sight
Kathy J Parenteau
The High Plains - Limerick (Poetry) - 10/6/2014 10:32:28 AM
Thanks for your comments everyone!
The High Plains - Limerick (Poetry) - 10/6/2014 8:57:18 AM
DO WE EVER 'LEAVE' THE PLACE WE HAVE ONCE INHABITED? THE AUTUMN WINDS BLOW THROUGH OUR SOUL...ENTICING ONE TO 'YEARN' FOR WHATEVER THE MIND AND HEART DARES TO ENVISION, AND IT COMES FORTH IN A LOVELY, WELL WRITTEN LIMERICK. THANKS FOR SHARING, GEORGE, ENJOYED. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
The High Plains - Limerick (Poetry) - 10/6/2014 7:03:30 AM
I guess you'd have to live in Logan. ;-)
The High Plains - Limerick (Poetry) - 10/5/2014 8:22:39 PM
Thank You George.
I'll Sing This Song (Poetry) - 10/3/2014 5:54:47 AM
The song is certainly very personal for her.
I'll Sing This Song (Poetry) - 10/3/2014 4:34:06 AM
A lovely job, and really sounds like song! Well done George!
A Royal Cruise (Poetry) - 9/13/2014 10:00:44 AM
Thanks for your comment Ronald. And yes, I made sure that our dining servers received a good tip. They work tirelessly and I thought of them both during the cruise and afterward.
A Royal Cruise (Poetry) - 9/13/2014 9:18:32 AM
To think that only a century ago, only the rich good travel like that. The rest were shoved in airless holds in steerage. For the price of a average hotel/motel for the night, one gets complete room and board at the highest level with Las Vegas style entertainment and gambling if you want it. Unfortunately, the help isn't paid that well and has to rely on tips to survive. And the stops in exotic places aren't bad either.
Tied to this electric wheelchair, I've taken four cruises with Royal Caribbean. Simply the best at what they do.
Heaven and Hell (Poetry) - 9/3/2014 7:01:15 PM
Poverty -- Limerick (Poetry) - 8/31/2014 1:44:53 PM
Loved this. Our goal on this earth should not be acquiring treasures here BUT
only treasures in heaven. After all we are here for such a short time. Heaven is forever!
Kathy J Parenteau
If I Had To Walk (Poetry) - 8/28/2014 7:49:10 PM
I try to walk,
where ever I go.
I used to be fast,]
but now I'm slow.
If I Had To Walk (Poetry) - 8/28/2014 11:22:01 AM
Thanks everyone for your comments. Laughter is the best medicine. LOL
If I Had To Walk (Poetry) - 8/28/2014 6:04:30 AM
Some walk and enjoy the view. Others ride and slide on through. I prefer the former rather than the latter. From your poem, I think that you do, too.
If I Had To Walk (Poetry) - 8/27/2014 10:08:42 PM
Get a bicycle...
A Heart Like Yours (Poetry) - 8/27/2014 6:38:13 PM
Fine write here, makes me feel lots better about love from reading this.
Not The Only One - Limerick (Poetry) - 8/27/2014 6:36:34 PM
It was so different growing up, more respect, more family times, no much to take you into yourself, and youths have lost communication with their birthright lots of times. It's so sad.
If I Had To Walk (Poetry) - 8/27/2014 6:35:00 PM
read and enjoyed, very true, we all do not get enough walking it seems, as we age it gets slower and more of a struggle.
The Web -- Limerick (Poetry) - 8/24/2014 9:23:46 AM
Saw the movie, thanks!
The Web -- Limerick (Poetry) - 8/24/2014 8:17:17 AM
They even made a movie about it: Arachnophobia. I wouldn't get caught up in it. ;-)
Not The Only One - Limerick (Poetry) - 8/11/2014 10:57:18 AM
Plato complained of the same problem.
Not The Only One - Limerick (Poetry) - 8/11/2014 10:33:27 AM
NOBODY EVERY SHOWED IT TO THEM, GEORGE. THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW THAT IT EXISTS...THE SUN. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Bugs and Thugs - Limerick (Poetry) - 8/10/2014 8:15:26 AM
Their close-ups can be really scary.
Bugs and Thugs - Limerick (Poetry) - 8/10/2014 3:31:07 AM
Bugs and thugs - yes, they do rhyme.
I Love God More Than... (Poetry) - 8/9/2014 12:44:36 PM
Glad you liked the poem Joyce!
I Love God More Than... (Poetry) - 8/9/2014 11:37:39 AM
WONDERFUL! I CAN RELATE. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Dentist Office (Poetry) - 8/6/2014 12:08:38 PM
Yes sir, it was! LOL
Dentist Office (Poetry) - 8/6/2014 11:39:31 AM
Oh, how I love those sexy limericks. This one was a bit down on the tooth… ;-)
Saturday Prayers (Poetry) - 8/5/2014 7:34:21 AM
This is so beautiful!
Kathy J Parenteau
Too Much To Do (Poetry) - 8/4/2014 8:27:26 AM
That's quite funny Ronald. What state do you reside in?
Too Much To Do (Poetry) - 8/4/2014 7:26:33 AM
So true. Now that I'm retired, my writing has dropped way off, and I seem to have many more things to do that I used to when I worked full-time all those years and got things done more efficiently than now. What happened? I think aging has something to do with it and my devotion to AD authors and catching up with TV dramas using on-demand programming. But I promise to get back to writing soon. At least I'm promising… As soon as I finish lunch… A lunch that now takes me two hours to eat.
Unfair Burdens (How much can I get) (Poetry) - 8/3/2014 8:03:07 AM
Thankfully got my divorce for $200. And she was 1200 miles away. A flawed decree caused some concern but not a lot of anguish. Thankfully, no kids involved.
Your poem speaks the truth. When I hear about divorces I am disturbed by the way they tear families apart. My brother told me a strange thing, that he had to "admit to infidelity" so the process go ahead. He hadn't, but it was somehow something his lawyer did for his defense?
Had to laugh at that last line. I don't think I ever had any bad sauerkraut. It's already pickled anyway.
Life's Precipice Reached (Poetry) - 8/2/2014 11:19:05 AM
An interesting concept, the "precipice of life." So many return to their place of origin for comfort and convenience, as well as interaction with the family, after a life "out there" making a living.
Lawmakers and Lawyers (Poetry) - 8/1/2014 10:48:20 AM
Well Ronald, you sure do read a lot. The truth will set folks free! Thank you for commenting often on my work. Cheers!
Lawmakers and Lawyers (Poetry) - 8/1/2014 10:03:37 AM
A poem of truth. The law schools are just turning out to many lawyers that go there because they think that they will make more money by being a lawyer.
Fortunately, my lawyer in my uncontested divorce charged the only $200 for the paperwork. Unfortunately, I didn't see the paperwork until the day of the judgment, so did not see that it read, "Everything that is his, is his and everything that is hers is his." The judge slapped him on the hands for dragging his ass back into court with the corrected paperwork.
Forever On the Phone (Poetry) - 7/31/2014 12:48:55 PM
Some people takes on a completely new character when they are behind the wheels of a car. Very strange, but so true!!!!
Forever On the Phone (Poetry) - 7/31/2014 9:44:25 AM
Unfortunately, I talk to people on the road all the time. It seems like the only time they can talk. I know how dangerous it is, having had some close calls while just adjusting the radio on the dash. I don't own a cell phone, so you won't see me talking while I'm driving my wheelchair. I run into hazards enough, like sidewalk drop offs, often enough, without the distraction of trying to talk on the phone at the same time.
A friend of mine told me that she could read the newspaper spread across her steering wheel while commuting to work. One day she looked up and ran into the back end of the car in front of her without braking. What a nice surprise. Unfortunately, when she wasn't reading while driving, she was a maniac behind the wheel, often passing me as we approached work, in some kind of macho street racing mode that I didn't quite understand in a residential neighborhood with occasional pedestrian obstacles to worry about.
A Dry Cornstalk (Poetry) - 7/30/2014 7:47:41 AM
Youth tend to be rebellious. Often, to their own detriment. Fortunately, in a police station when I was seven, "I saw the light "and realized that I had to take charge of my life and not just be like all the others because they were "cool."
You provided a good lesson here. Unfortunately, these young kids are into rap and not into poetry by old codgers.
The Rush Hour (Poetry) - 7/29/2014 9:25:26 AM
It's the way of the world as we get more urbanized and everyone seems to have to have their own private transportation until it gets too costly like in New York City where everyone takes a cab, a subway, or walks.
The Rush Hour (Poetry) - 7/29/2014 6:12:21 AM
If your still drivin' in Jersey, I know where you're comin' from...thats why I live down in South Jersey, somewhat less traffic except for the summer visitors all around...e
Noise From the Attic - It's Terrifying (Poetry) - 7/29/2014 6:09:00 AM
Maybe they will follow you to your next place of residence because of that good PB you have...e
It's Up On The Wall (Poetry) - 7/28/2014 7:29:16 PM
Yes Sandie, some surely are deadly and poisonous. A comical poem, that's all! LOL
It's Up On The Wall (Poetry) - 7/28/2014 2:56:42 PM
I would kill them as soon as I see them. Some are poisonous and deadly.
Amplitude Modulation (Poetry) - 7/28/2014 7:46:04 AM
Yes it's the AM band. The thought was more like "distant radio signals coming from so far away just for me." Always waiting for those old-type of radio broadcasts which play the old barbershop stuff, not to mention some old-time country. Thanks for reading everyone!
Amplitude Modulation (Poetry) - 7/28/2014 7:40:15 AM
I'm not sure if you're talking AM or ham radio, but the last time I listened to that was when I was a kid, huddled up to that rich man's 1930s console tube radio with all the wavelengths so that we could hear strange stuff from strange places with a lot of crackling static.
Except for when commuting in a car, I was never much to listening to music (unlike Ed). I found it greatly distracting while doing serious work (although many did this kind of early multitasking, claiming that listening to music made them more productive). Maybe in the auto shop, the factory, or the barn, but not while trying to solve mathematical problems, serious writing, or accounting. Today, my greatest joy is watching television and movies after the fact on my computer. If I want a good song, it's only a Google and a YouTube away. And the video and sound quality tends to be better than the original.
PS. I can go to sleep to the sound of music either. I prefer silence or the crickets from outdoors to any other kind of artificial, so-called soothing sleep inducers.
Amplitude Modulation (Poetry) - 7/28/2014 3:20:26 AM
I'm stuck in pretty much the same time warp.
But I like FM. BTW my antenna picks up more
Kentucky and Toronto here. :)
Time Travel (Poetry) - 7/27/2014 11:51:04 AM
A very discerning poem.
another possible ending:
"be true to yourself, that we can all ratify."
Lyrics For A Jersey Song (Poetry) - 7/27/2014 10:56:29 AM
Thank you Jerry.
Lyrics For A Jersey Song (Poetry) - 7/27/2014 9:02:00 AM
Lived In New York (the city) and I know there is quite a bit of animosity between them and Jersey. Since I've never lived there, just for maybe a day or two I'll take your lyrics to heart.
Are You Plugged In ? (Poetry) - 7/27/2014 8:59:05 AM
I hear you loud and clear, at the wonderful age of seventy-five I considered myself absolutely plugged in . . . Unless the computer crashes and burns . . . That then would pose a problem!
Ho-hum (Poetry) - 7/26/2014 12:06:34 PM
Interesting insight. I'm not sure exactly what it is. But then, I know I don't have all the answers to everyone's concerns.
Infotainment versus Revelation (Poetry) - 7/26/2014 7:31:06 AM
Fine title and thoughts. 'Infotainment'... anymore like a proliferation of poisonous mushrooms. rlc
Cool, Calm and Collected (Poetry) - 7/26/2014 6:02:40 AM
As long as we can say "Lord have mercy," we're okay!
Cool, Calm and Collected (Poetry) - 7/25/2014 7:46:24 PM
Excellent poetic advice. I was attacked yesterday and without strong prayer and using Bible background knowledge it would have been bloody. I got a few minor cuts but no deep wounds. Thank you Jesus! Thank you Holy Spirit! I get to live confidently and stand ready for battle once again! Amen!
I Am Not There (Poetry) - 7/25/2014 11:43:21 AM
Glad you liked this one all!
They Raised My Rates (Poetry) - 7/24/2014 11:20:37 PM
They raised your cable rates? Wow! Get a ROKU at Walmart. Get one now! The BEST investment I ever made. Hardly NO commercials mate!
The Heavenly Banquet (Poetry) - 7/24/2014 4:56:27 AM
The poor in this poem means the poor in spirit. The rich ones are those who have great worldly wealth and are not rich towards God and the spiritual riches.
The Heavenly Banquet (Poetry) - 7/23/2014 6:49:19 PM
I don't quite get your poem. Are you saying that the King only sent invitations to the rich folks who were all too busy to attend the banquet and he didn't invite the poor and the hungry and yet they showed up and the King suddenly found out they fit the banquet because they were poor and hungrey? I didn't know I have to be poor and hungry in order to be "fit" for the banquet. - Don't worry! I'm just thinking my thoughts for now.
Innuendo (Poetry) - 7/21/2014 12:28:12 PM
I agree though I think the crazy, hazy days may be caused in my case by smoking of the herb too much...? cool write & read...Ed
Wisdom's Breeze (Poetry) - 7/21/2014 6:19:26 AM
My favorite series of verses:
"She rides on the wings of the wind;
chase her, and she'll never, ever rescind.
Her name is wisdom, her fruit is insight;
grab hold of her and you'll never be uptight."
Yes, a poetic song about wisdom expressed just right!
Hardships In The Valley (Poetry) - 7/21/2014 6:16:33 AM
This poem covers a lot of territory for folks like me
Sounds like a series of verses from the Bible
Only in plain English where even the blind should be able to see.
Well done once again!
Far From Paradise (Poetry) - 7/21/2014 6:11:32 AM
Super poem! My favorite line:
"The cell phone also, oh how it's misused;
it's quite like drinking too much booze"
It's a habit that we all have to fight off
It's much like having a chronic bad cough!
How did things get to be this way?
At their age we would go outside and play!
I can go on and on...
Tears (Poetry) - 7/21/2014 1:25:41 AM
Tears (Poetry) - 7/20/2014 9:49:28 PM
George, you have expressed yourself clear and so well
This poetic piece tells about life and the pitfalls of hell
From this I have gained much more respect for you as a man
As a Christian believer myself, you just gained a loyal fan
Can't Turn it Off (Poetry) - 7/20/2014 11:29:51 AM
We all have this moment whenever we are inspired.
Not Ignorant (Poetry) - 7/19/2014 10:01:24 AM
The snake is in the grass, but I had to look it up.
PS. I like humorous limericks, don't you?
Those Bones (Poetry) - 7/18/2014 10:32:46 AM
Thank you Pat!
Unimpressed (Poetry) - 7/18/2014 10:32:05 AM
Thank you Sandie.
Unimpressed (Poetry) - 7/18/2014 8:48:05 AM
Some people only refer to "richness" of a person's life in terms of how much money one makes; but in reality how rich you are as a person is calculated on the "richness" you FEEL inside yourself.
On that note, I do hate those "get-rich-quick" schemes that are falsely advertised. - I'm NOT impressed either!
Those Bones (Poetry) - 7/18/2014 8:24:35 AM
a nice short entertaining read, george
It's High Time - the unveiling (Poetry) - 7/18/2014 8:06:08 AM
It's getting harder for that proverbial freedom you write about four the average wage earner that owes his or her soul to the company store.
It's High Time - the unveiling (Poetry) - 7/18/2014 7:47:09 AM
Thank you Sandie and John. Glad you enjoyed this one. I became a poet and I didn't even know it! LOL
It's High Time - the unveiling (Poetry) - 7/17/2014 5:01:56 PM
You write like another poet named "Simon". Not sure if you are the same person. Great poem and insightful!
It's High Time - the unveiling (Poetry) - 7/17/2014 3:41:00 PM
A insightful, thoughtful and surrealistic poem. What a GREAT dream!
Shortest Country Song Ever (Poetry) - 7/17/2014 12:23:14 PM
You are quite right Ronald, but I just coined the title for this limerick. Thank you.
Shortest Country Song Ever (Poetry) - 7/17/2014 9:42:38 AM
A happy refrain, but I like humorous limericks. I thought the shortest country song was, Johnny One Note.
Keywords and Headlines - Limerick (Poetry) - 7/16/2014 5:59:54 PM
Google will capture everything.
I Am Not There (Poetry) - 7/16/2014 8:04:04 AM
I love the mysterious sound of this and the revelation at the end.
I Am Not There (Poetry) - 7/16/2014 6:19:42 AM
Fantastic write! Well, I can only hope and pray this soul has gone to Heaven. Amen!
I Am Not There (Poetry) - 7/16/2014 5:16:17 AM
A nice flow here with clearly defined imagery to communicate your cogitations. rlc
The Eleventh Hour (Poetry) - 8/8/2011 8:53:07 PM
Excellent. This is perfectly written. So much truth, too.
The Eleventh Hour (Poetry) - 8/5/2011 6:25:08 PM
Words so many can relate to, a prayer so many more need say. Thank you.