Recent Reviews for Layla Thomas
No Soup For You (Poetry) - 4/18/2012 4:41:02 PM|
when someone hurts you it shows...
untitled (Poetry) - 4/18/2012 4:38:36 PM
I am sorry that you miss him BUT your sentiments are very well expressed...
Someday (Poetry) - 4/18/2012 4:22:37 PM
Hoping life doesn't come to that
And With These Words (Poetry) - 4/18/2012 4:20:25 PM
Someday (Poetry) - 2/6/2012 7:31:58 AM
Lovely. Memories, though silent, yet more powerful than spoken words.
Someday (Poetry) - 2/1/2012 8:54:32 AM
Intriguing thoughts come to mind.
purpose (Poetry) - 1/29/2012 10:41:51 AM
So expressive and emotive, Layla. Love and best wishes,
Fuck This (Poetry) - 1/26/2012 1:35:33 PM
Expressively assertive, real, and honest... ...I find this compelling, Layla. Love and best wishes,
Children Need to be Taught to know How to Teach (Poetry) - 1/26/2012 1:33:01 PM
Stunning and thought provoking, Layla. Love and best wishes,
taking sides (Poetry) - 1/26/2012 1:31:31 PM
Such an assertive write and sharing, Layla. Well done! Love and peace,
between l & r (Poetry) - 1/26/2012 1:30:13 PM
I believe that you express a universal theme of this life/world, Layla. A compelling offering. Thank you. Love and best wishes,
love eternal (Poetry) - 1/26/2012 1:28:54 PM
You provide much to reflect upon through what you express in your verses here, Layla. Thank you for sharing. Welcome to AD. Love and best wishes,
taking sides (Poetry) - 1/25/2012 7:25:36 PM
AND YOU CERTAINLY SHOULDN'T MAKE ANY APOLOGIES...IT IS A GOD GIVEN RIGHT TO 'CHOOSE' TO DO WHAT WE WANT TO DO. DONE WELL AND ENJOYED. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRAITONS
purpose (Poetry) - 1/25/2012 11:50:35 AM
A rant with a cleansing purpose. I do like it.
The Read C (Poetry) - 1/24/2012 6:03:36 AM
I CAN APPRECIATE YOUR OPINIONS AND THE WAY YOU SHARE THEM. YUP...WE ARE ALL SINNERS DOWN HERE AND WE ALL TAKE DIFFERENT APPROACHES TO...'SURVIVING'. WE'VE GOT TO DEAL WITH ALL THAT COMES OUR WAY; THE GOOD, THE BAD, HIGHS, LOWS, LAUGHTER AND PAIN...ITS CALLED LIVING. ITS WHAT WE DO AND IF WE TRY TO ANALYZE EVERYTHING, WE'LL GOT CRAZY. MY APPROACH IS TO BELIEVE IN A HIGHER POWER...I CALL THIS POWER, GOD. I DON'T PLACE MY FAITH AND TRUST IN ANYTHING OR ANY ONE(NOT EVEN ME)BUT 'HIM'. THIS IS THE WAY I DO IT AND IT WORKS FOR ME. MY LIFE IS A MESS BUT 'HE', TRUE TO HIS WORD, KEEPS ME IN 'PERFECT PEACE'. IN SPITE OF EVERYTHING THAT IS GOING ON IN MY LIFE...I STILL HAVE JOY(NOT HAPPINESS, MIND YOU)...I STILL HAVE THIS 'PEACE' THAT 'PASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING'. LAYLA, THIS IS JUST MY 'OPINION', I AM NOT PREACHING TO YOU...I AM JUST SHARING BACK WITH YOU HOW I FEEL ABOUT LIVING FROM DAY TO DAY. THANKS FOR SHARING AND MUCH LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH TO YOU. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
purpose (Poetry) - 1/24/2012 5:40:45 AM
I LIKE YOUR STYLE...KEEP WRITING...FOR YOU FIRST AND THEN, FOR OTHERS. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Who's Gonna' Turn Out The Light (Poetry) - 1/23/2012 10:03:17 AM
You shouldn't have waited eight years to enlighten us. I sense a general concern about the unnatural, natural order of things as we humans have evolved them, including the idea of mating for life. Social sanctions can be strong, but you appear stronger in this poem.
Who's Gonna' Turn Out The Light (Poetry) - 1/23/2012 7:27:41 AM
NICE!!! It was worth repeating. I presume the eight years is a milestone. Kinda sounds like a "KISS OFF." ... Always wondered why we call it a kiss off when seldom do we kiss when we send them packing. Dick
Who's Gonna' Turn Out The Light (Poetry) - 1/22/2012 3:06:55 PM
So much pain one feels here. A most intellectual write of the human condition. Battered and bruised is the poems tale. Yet the blank page can be cathartic. However, one can't but see a deeper insight. Men and our bloody testosterone has caused most wars, heartache and the ego that will never cease to continue, that is, unless women take power and instead of war, they go for a chat whilst shoe shopping and handbag, along with a chat in B n N's coffee shop. Yup, a representative from every nation chatting about those secret things that women do. And then say, "sure, no more war! Let's have a UN meeting, say, next Tuesday as Macy's has a half price sale on just about everything, except tools, cars, TV's, Hmm, let's vote on canceling the football season until all those chores of the past 15 years are done."
Wide Open Spaces (Poetry) - 1/19/2012 11:16:28 AM
Like this one, Layla. Guess I was only seeing the angry one's with my first few reads, the last 4 or 5 have been much less so.
Well done, Dick
Hope (Poetry) - 1/19/2012 10:55:19 AM
I've read quite a few of your poems and believe you to be very talented, however so many of them seem to be so "angry," then I come to this one.... Nice change of pace. I'll keep reading, hoping for more sweetness and less anger. Dick
untitled (Poetry) - 1/18/2012 10:32:58 PM
strong emotions reside in this prosaic analytical narrative ...
tell me (Poetry) - 1/16/2012 11:45:56 PM
SINCE EACH PERSON IS AN INDIVIDUAL AND WE REACT TO THE SAME CIRCUMSTANCE...SO DIFFERENTLY, THERE ARE CERTAIN QUESTIONS THAT ONLY 'YOU' CAN ANSWER...FOR YOURSELF. WELL DONE AND THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Carnage (Poetry) - 1/11/2012 7:21:57 AM
One son lost in war becomes no son at all.
Some Remain Oblivious (Poetry) - 1/9/2012 11:02:30 PM
an an intense query of self-reflective direction ...
And With These Words (Poetry) - 1/9/2012 12:58:04 PM
We are a destructive and hateful specimens, are we humans. Unlike any of the other specimens (maybe excluding the chimpanzees) we delight in snuffing out another human beings reason for existence with continuing debasement and anger. Riveting poetry . . .
And With These Words (Poetry) - 1/9/2012 10:34:56 AM
Strongly worded, strongly understood. Too bad so many people don't hear the cries.
Misconception (Poetry) - 1/8/2012 8:09:02 AM
Objects of affection close by. No need to be lonely.
Lost (Poetry) - 12/13/2011 7:13:37 AM
self-reflective shades of your being nicely penned ...
Lost (Poetry) - 12/9/2011 9:04:50 AM
One of the intriguing aspects of reading anothers work is the way it stimulates thought and creates inroads to ones [own] experiences. That being confessed... I can infer two positions in your write.....
1. It being, decidedly, a work of imaginative fantasy, or,
2. It being insights (of a personal nature) confessed as a kind of cathartic disguised as a work of imaginative fantasy. There is (most assuredly) a spiritual battle for our attention and our souls on this planet. The fairies you speak of can be quite bothersome.
And then there is the way we have of regarding life and our place in it; in other words ... what we choose to ingest, (in any form) and meditate on, forms the substance of how we cerebrate and express, which ultimately forms who we appear to be.
In reality there are equal amounts of dark and light as we revolve around the sun. It's a mutualism written into the very fabric of celestial mechanics on planet earth. Light and dark exist in juxtapose. A great lesson in and of itself. And the shadows ... the only reason shadows exist (at all) is because of the light, literally and metaphorically. Deep melancholic introspection can work against us in certain instances. I know from experience. I come from a magnificently broken family- Christians and wiccans.
Seems the deeper we go into ourselves the more trash we discover and chaos we encounter. Perhaps giving the light an equal amount of thought would help lessen (the weight of) the moist cloak that lays upon your shoulders. The spirit of this work reminds me of my sister. And, Layla, from Nebraska, I've yammered a bit- my apologies. peace to you, and happy holidays ... richard