Recent Reviews for David Rumer
Tainted Legacy Gen-X Inherits the Hangover (Book) - 8/11/2008 12:13:53 PM|
I think this is absolute biased, bigoted rubbish masquerading as historical analysis! Prejudiced minds always look for someone or some group to blame for their deficiencies. You ain't seeing straight. B.S. from a G.X.'r looking for more excuses!
Dynasty (Short Story) - 6/18/2011 11:19:39 PM
I like your writing, David, but, if you want to have Sabina live on, you will have to do better than this. You tell us plenty but show us nothing. Without dialogue this is just a lot of talk about someone who lived and died. You tell us things that make no sense and are never explained. (When I grew older she bought the Saturday Evening Post from me every week and Liberty magazine every other week. I never guessed why she followed this routine, but she didn't say and I didn't ask.) Perhaps she just wanted to read these magazines and nothing more. So why make an issue of it?
You have a story here and I wish you woud write it, as you have the gift of putting words together that are readable.
The Hun (Short Story) - 10/31/2007 5:21:15 AM
I am not surprised you had stories published as you write very well indeed. However this story needs some work.
The first serious problem is the question of shifting points of view, especially at the beginning when I wasn't certain to whom you were referring. This is a turn-off for readers as they have to read the same thing twice to try to understand what you are saying. However the good news is that it is easily fixed.
Not so easily fixed is the problem of introducing characters who play little or no dramatic role in the story to bring it to its final conclusion. You intrigue us with Gene and his father and you make us believe one or both will play a serious role in your story. It doesn't happen. This is probably because it is a true story and you are trying to be as truthful as possible. However, as this is written as a story, you can exercise your right to writer's license. You have to give us more motivation for the German taking his own life. As it stands, you give us no clue what drove him to such a desperate act. You have to show us in a dramatic way how he and his family are ostracised by the community, how he watches his wife clean the bloody nose of their son after a run-in with some kids from school on his way home. You have to make it clear to us why he doesn't take his family away to, say, Canada, which isn't as far as Germany and much easier to reach. Why did Franz feel so impotent? This is too good a story to remain as raw as this. If you do fix it, please let me know. I would like to read it again.
Canned Cream (Short Story) - 10/2/2007 9:49:45 AM
Mr. Rumer, I enjoyed "Canned Cream". My parents grew up in Chicago during the Depression. Your story reminded me of many anecdotes they told me of that time. My mother's family, like the family you wrote of, used Carnation evaporated milk in place of cream. People knocking on the door and asking for food was, they told me, also a common occurance.
Your sharp, insightful writing brought that era to life for me. Well done.
Canned Cream (Short Story) - 8/1/2003 11:24:07 AM
I can remember my daddy talking about the depression, and my grandmother, also. What an awful time that must have been! Excellent write; enjoyed! (((HUGS))) and love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :(
The Hun (Short Story) - 7/30/2003 1:38:38 PM
This is a tough story. Well written, incredible set up!
The Hun (Short Story) - 7/28/2003 3:24:50 PM
so sad how teasing can affect a person years later. heartbreaking story; well done! :( (((HUGS)))
Ein Grassenhopper und das Bunchen Anters (Article) - 4/13/2007 12:47:29 AM
would love to know who wrote thos Post stories and read some more--
BREAK BLOW BURN (Article) - 3/14/2006 8:55:48 PM
Am curious about "destruction of our store of human knowledge". "She preaches to the choir" Is she aware of a planned audience- that is, is that her intention. Enjoyed the remarks. Cannot fully comprehend Paglia or Dickinson and will again study Rumer Comments.
Got a print out.
Ein Grassenhopper und das Bunchen Anters (Article) - 3/14/2006 8:28:08 AM
Sehr gute! and very, very cute.
Ein Grassenhopper und das Bunchen Anters (Article) - 8/22/2003 3:40:48 PM
vunderbar! :) diden i enjoyen the storie? JA!!!! :)
(((HUGS))) and love,
Ein Grassenhopper und das Bunchen Anters (Article) - 8/21/2003 6:13:32 PM
Hmmmm...what a clever grasshopper, and Florida will be forever beholden to you for this story.
T.J.'s Dilemma (Article) - 7/28/2003 3:01:17 PM
We had a similar experience with a persian cat called Caruso (for his singing ability!), he came home covered in creosote, a neighbour had discarded it after painting a fence with it and Caruso fell into the pool. He also came straight to us and we gave him a bath using Johnsons baby shampoo, then we took him to the vet. The vet told us more or less the same thing you were told, plus he was highly relieved we had not used dishwashing liquid on Caruso, it totally removes the natural oils in the cats fur and skin, causing further problems. I have an article on this website about Caruso that was published in Cats magazine also, unfortunately he is no longer with us. But we have four others now, plus next doors cat!! Jackie <> <
T.J.'s Dilemma (Article) - 7/23/2003 6:42:20 PM
He trusted you as his surrogate 'mama cat'-- he came to you knowing you would be able to make him feel better. I'm glad he had enough sense not to lick the oil off of himself... many cats aren't that smart.
Eyewitmess (Poetry) - 2/12/2013 5:01:31 AM
Liked its scope and rhythm, and energy. Thanks. Jan
Amen (Poetry) - 11/1/2011 3:27:19 PM
I absolutely love this David. Any woman would!!!
Duty's Call (Poetry) - 2/21/2011 9:11:40 PM
Viva la Differences (Poetry) - 2/21/2011 9:10:26 PM
Just watched a show on the Military channel and then I spotted your poem. It made me think ...
Sentimental Journey (Poetry) - 1/16/2010 10:15:04 PM
interesting poem. Les Bond
Macrosoft (Poetry) - 5/14/2009 6:06:15 AM
I like your writing style very much. Another good one!
Last Will & Etc. (Poetry) - 5/14/2009 6:05:35 AM
Viva la Differences (Poetry) - 5/14/2009 6:05:09 AM
How sad a testament to our brave heroes who fought for freedom in other countries. What on earth is wrong with the world? Your poem was sad and heartfelt, and very well written!
Eyewitmess (Poetry) - 5/14/2009 6:01:39 AM
I love poetry about nature, and this one is lovely! Very nicely penned David.
Sentimental Journey (Poetry) - 5/14/2009 6:00:26 AM
Awesome poem David! Loved the lyrical flow and the ease of reading and understanding the journey of life.
Amen (Poetry) - 4/24/2009 5:30:25 PM
Last Will & Etc. (Poetry) - 4/24/2009 5:28:56 PM
Yea!! We can all learn from this!!!
Sentimental Journey (Poetry) - 4/24/2009 5:28:18 PM
You are a movie star and a poet. Righto!
Duty's Call (Poetry) - 12/15/2008 4:57:35 AM
A tribute to the those who made and are making the ultimate sacrafice.
Widow's Weeds (Poetry) - 8/7/2008 11:17:15 AM
I do wear widow's weeds for a year now. Solitude is hard to live with. Trying to be on den as therapy, it does help. This is a sad poem but true. **********
Amen (Poetry) - 8/2/2008 12:39:28 AM
I guess I'm the first male to say how true. Very well expressed David. Oh and I knew a man who had a child who became my wife who had my daughters!
Eyewitmess (Poetry) - 7/9/2008 12:04:53 PM
This was a delight to read,David. Made me look at the natural world with fresh eyes. Thanks for sharing your talent!
Macrosoft (Poetry) - 7/9/2008 12:01:53 PM
Interesting poem- very original. Like the poem's name.
If I were Bill Gates neighbor, I would share Jesus with him so He might know the only true source of lasting peace. The only thing one can take from this life and leave is our relationship to Christ.
Upscale Love (Poetry) - 5/20/2008 2:57:20 PM
Sounds like this love was not to be. Too bad, seems he would of been a good traveling companion too.
Amen (Poetry) - 9/6/2007 4:01:23 PM
I am blown away. Your picture looks just like that of a man. Yet you know what women really think. Could it be because a man who has seen a man that saw a man who was in the Revolutionary War is old enough to have been there and done that and finally learned a few things about women folks?
Sentimental Journey (Poetry) - 7/13/2007 9:07:01 AM
This truly is a world within a poem - great!
Eyewitmess (Poetry) - 6/25/2007 10:04:52 PM
Interesting perspective on such a cosmic world....Enjoyed...
Last Will & Etc. (Poetry) - 6/3/2007 12:34:46 PM
Very funny, I am laughing loudly.
Amen (Poetry) - 2/24/2007 11:34:25 PM
I love this. Ageless wisdom at its very best!
If I were King (Poetry) - 2/20/2007 3:19:06 PM
I enjoyed it David with a wry grin!
Humilitous (Poetry) - 10/16/2006 10:40:54 PM
Clever and concise. Thank you, DL
Macrosoft (Poetry) - 6/19/2006 11:29:20 AM
VERY NICE GOOD WORD FLOW
Seasons IV (Poetry) - 10/5/2005 7:22:36 AM
I got the phrase "Hazy Autumn Days" in a dream and decided to search them on the internet.
This poem came up and i can really relate to it. It has put my mind to rest about some things i was worrying about. Strange how things like that happen isn't it?
Just thought I'd share that with you. Thank you David Rumer, keep up the good writing!
Peace, love, rock n roll
Last Will & Etc. (Poetry) - 9/13/2005 6:20:10 AM
Poet, I can honestly say this poetic treat brought an ear-to-ear smile across my face. Thanks for sharing it. Take good care and be well.
Karen's Boys (Poetry) - 9/13/2005 6:19:43 AM
Poet, as a father and grandfather this poetic feast was a full meal delivered with all the trimmings. Thank you for sharing it. Take good care and be well.
Karen's Boys (Poetry) - 9/12/2005 6:49:10 PM
Gotta love it, but getting seriously, I do believe that boys need ?tending" in the ways and wheretofore of life in order to make decisions later that will not reach out and bite him. Then, hell, on the other hand, you are probably more right than I am. Good poem.
Karen's Boys (Poetry) - 7/1/2005 9:09:16 AM
Loved this, beautiful and wise thoughts!
Last Will & Etc. (Poetry) - 2/9/2005 7:04:32 PM
Short but an impactful message. Love and peace to you. Regis
Last Will & Etc. (Poetry) - 2/4/2005 6:19:21 PM
Good for you.
Last Will & Etc. (Poetry) - 2/4/2005 5:04:10 PM
Estate Planning Lesson Number One: The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it back in your pocket.
Last Will & Etc. (Poetry) - 2/4/2005 4:07:09 PM
isn't that the truth...this is very short but very good
Humilitous (Poetry) - 1/20/2005 10:10:56 AM
Humilitous (Poetry) - 1/19/2005 9:41:07 PM
When you're as great as you are, its hard to be humble...:) Ed
Humilitous (Poetry) - 1/19/2005 9:05:24 PM
Humilitous (Poetry) - 1/19/2005 7:21:35 PM
Wonderful and what I say all the time.
The Essence of Beauty (Poetry) - 12/21/2004 8:54:14 AM
This is beautiful, David. I don't know how I missed this in its original posting, over a year ago. Thank you for sharing this piece. I'll always believe that "true beauty" is not that which can be seen on the outside, but that which resides within.
Amen (Poetry) - 12/21/2004 8:52:03 AM
Very wise, David. Very, very wise.
Amen (Poetry) - 12/19/2004 10:34:25 PM
Amen (Poetry) - 12/19/2004 4:10:10 PM
This is cute. Love the humor!
Geezser (Poetry) - 12/2/2004 9:08:45 PM
Amen. You are so right.
Karen's Boys (Poetry) - 11/20/2004 11:23:34 PM
Yep, that's the way it is! Beautifully said!
Duty's Call (Poetry) - 11/5/2004 3:37:44 AM
David, a stark and honest tribute for our Soldiers. Without their answering the call of duty, I shudder at where we would be without them.
Geezser (Poetry) - 10/11/2004 6:07:07 PM
I'm so sorry to have commented on you the way I did. You shouldn't have taken the poem down, shoulda just taken my comment down. I have been between working on my newsletter and running in and out of the den, so it was tiring for me, and I might have read your poem the wrong way. Really sorry, I apologize.
Now the first poem which was yours, the rhyme scheme is different from the second poem which your sister had penned. They were both good. I'm not an expert, so I don't know what Geezer poems are and how they should rhyme; but I do enjoyed them both.
I see that you are new to the den. Here's a big "WELCOME" to you. I hope I have not scared you already. Heeeheee!
Please continue to write and share with us your wonderful poetry.
Sandie May Angel :o)
Ol' Spaghetti Legs (Poetry) - 10/11/2004 5:43:26 PM
What an adorable picture of the little girl, and a lively poem to match. Enjoyed both indeed!
Sandie May Angel :o)
Ol' Spaghetti Legs (Poetry) - 7/30/2004 7:29:13 PM
I love this little gem. (and I adore horses, too, so that only adds to the pleasure.) What a delight, thank you.
Anonymous (Poetry) - 5/24/2004 12:19:06 PM
Funny about that. I had a poem on my front page on my website for months, called "The Man In The Glass" (anonymous), and only recently found out it was written by Dale Wimbrow in 1934 and the right title is "The Guy In The Glass".
Ol' Spaghetti Legs (Poetry) - 5/24/2004 12:15:06 PM
This really is delightful. I have been reading so much poetry lately that is all sugery or savage and bitter, so this is a relief.
If I were King (Poetry) - 2/27/2004 12:51:52 PM
Thanks for this one. A person almost wants to type it off and stick it to the refrigerator door. However, it deserves a higher ranking location than that.
Anonymous (Poetry) - 2/27/2004 12:48:58 PM
You've said much more than first meets the eye, and with precision. I had just read your "If I were King," and liked it so much I decided to shop around amongst some of your others. Well done.
Lucky Day (Poetry) - 2/27/2004 12:34:19 PM
Good one! It has a trace of Robert Service to it.
Ol' Spaghetti Legs (Poetry) - 2/15/2004 8:16:04 PM
Delightful....i enjoyed this poem. Thanks for posting it.
Ol' Spaghetti Legs (Poetry) - 2/1/2004 9:14:35 AM
This was delightful...loved the picture too...best wishes Andrea
Ol' Spaghetti Legs (Poetry) - 1/27/2004 9:58:46 AM
Ol' Spaghetti Legs (Poetry) - 10/23/2003 10:00:23 PM
This was a sweet write...
Keep it up...
Ol' Spaghetti Legs (Poetry) - 10/23/2003 2:12:27 PM
This is so sweet, and so loving written!!!I know she will always treasure this write along with her horse! you are very talented!
I just love this!!!
Seasons IV (Poetry) - 9/26/2003 5:52:27 PM
yes, the four seasons of life, you write it well....
Seasons IV (Poetry) - 9/26/2003 4:10:44 PM
I like this, and relate to it.
Seasons IV (Poetry) - 9/26/2003 3:45:25 PM
Very good David. Thanks for sharing. Lisa
Seasons IV (Poetry) - 9/26/2003 3:44:30 PM
Anonymous (Poetry) - 8/31/2003 5:14:51 PM
Yup...hate it when that happens. Love the poem. Has a wonderful rhythm.
Anonymous (Poetry) - 8/31/2003 12:18:45 PM
I think it's sad! Thank you for expressing it so well!
Anonymous (Poetry) - 8/31/2003 11:43:41 AM
Yes, I've seen many writes that was just 'passed on' until the names have been left behind. I know that whoever wrote them would have been proud to have their names signed. Great write this one is too! ~SH~
Lucky Day (Poetry) - 8/26/2003 7:23:20 PM
Lucky Day (Poetry) - 8/26/2003 6:34:27 PM
Brilliant. Full of emotion and sentiment...a poetic triumph. Bravo!
Karen's Boys (Poetry) - 8/17/2003 1:53:30 PM
You do the best you can. You can do no more. Bill Murray
Karen's Boys (Poetry) - 8/17/2003 1:32:25 PM
Very good! Very true thoughts as well. Nice work.
Karen's Boys (Poetry) - 8/17/2003 1:32:13 PM
outstanding write; so enjoyed this! :D (((HUGS))) and love, your texas friend, karen lynn.
Karen's Boys (Poetry) - 8/17/2003 1:30:14 PM
Congratulations! This is the beginning to the next stage of life for you all. Wonderful write indeed!
May Lu a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
The Essence of Beauty (Poetry) - 8/10/2003 7:48:25 PM
Oh this is most beautiful, excellant and wise...enjoyed this one extremely much!
The Essence of Beauty (Poetry) - 8/10/2003 4:54:53 PM
I love this.. Obviously you have that essence!
The Essence of Beauty (Poetry) - 8/10/2003 4:12:50 PM
A graceful, sweet write. Very beautiful, indeed.
The Essence of Beauty (Poetry) - 8/10/2003 3:34:33 PM
Absoluetly truthful in every way. Stunning beauty with every line.
Hoorah for beauty!
Upscale Love (Poetry) - 8/10/2003 2:34:37 PM
Love a paradise of fools indeed! my friend. Love is to short the forgetting too long!
Lovely and charming poem. Long lovely curvy legs will do it for me
The Essence of Beauty (Poetry) - 8/10/2003 2:31:26 PM
oh yes! and the art of flyfishing. Ars in poetic grace and charm! Lovely heart-warming poem.
The Essence of Beauty (Poetry) - 8/10/2003 1:57:15 PM
This is everything poetry should be. Excellently written.
The Essence of Beauty (Poetry) - 8/10/2003 1:51:45 PM
What a beautiful present for Rachael, one that would reach the heart of a little girl with light and lovely images and just the right amount of wisdom for her to hold close.
If I were King (Poetry) - 8/5/2003 2:21:01 PM
If you were king I would be much happier... This is so sweet..
If I were king
I would make every child a home..
If I were king..
I would give you my throan.
If I were King (Poetry) - 8/5/2003 2:16:37 PM
David, if you would be King then I would be Queen.... how special this is.... thank you...
If I were King (Poetry) - 8/5/2003 2:08:48 PM
cute write! reminds me of when the cowardly lion is singing "if i were king of the forrrresssssssssssst" in the movie, "the wizard of oz"; could hear him singing this poem! :) LOL enjoyed! :) (((HUGS))) and love, your friend, karen lynn in texas.
Upscale Love (Poetry) - 7/22/2003 2:02:13 PM
This is a wonderful and heartfelt write, but alas "LOVE" flounders everywhere!
Upscale Love (Poetry) - 7/22/2003 12:47:55 PM
Upscale Love (Poetry) - 7/21/2003 6:31:49 PM
Love is like a game of life. You lose some and then you gain some. Both men and women have to take the risk. Lucky are the ones who live in harmony.
Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu :o)
Shannon (Poetry) - 7/17/2003 11:41:21 PM
September Eleven (Poetry) - 7/17/2003 10:32:15 PM
"fate's claim must intervene.."
one of many stories.. native NYer here
& we are still cast in those shadows..
please read my "Am a New Yorker"
written days after the event.
Shannon (Poetry) - 7/17/2003 10:29:01 PM
welcome..I love this..
child of my child...
those little girls!!
Shannon (Poetry) - 7/17/2003 6:28:37 PM
This is so sweet.
Welcome to the Den
Shannon (Poetry) - 7/17/2003 6:27:03 PM
September Eleven (Poetry) - 7/11/2003 11:34:30 AM
o, this one brought tears to my eyes--well done
i will always remember and never forget
(((HUGS))) and love,
September Eleven (Poetry) - 7/11/2003 9:47:33 AM
i will never forget that day; what a heartwrenching write! well done, david! :( (((HUGS))) >tears <
September Eleven (Poetry) - 7/10/2003 11:20:49 PM
Heartbreaking..yet very well done