Recent Reviews for Robert Scott Petranek
The Bat (Short Story) - 2/14/2005 8:42:26 PM|
Nicely done! I enjoyed!
The Bat (Short Story) - 2/5/2005 2:37:16 PM
Unbelievably great. No one captures a moment like you do.
Big Stakes (Short Story) - 1/20/2005 10:51:42 AM
This is interesting Robert and reminds me of those short stories in Woman's World. I often sit down and write the same type stories. I think you did splendid on this. I go back to mine in Word Perfect and edit mine for content. I just might give the site a whirl and see. Right as you know writing is hard work and I am editing my third novel. Keep up your with your good work.
Relatively Speaking (Short Story) - 3/4/2004 8:02:11 PM
Open mic nite. Nice twist!
Aids in Digestion (Article) - 12/2/2005 6:57:09 PM
You are so good - not only do you paint the picture, capture the mood, and play music while doing so, you make me miss a place I've never been. Excellent work. I hope this means you're back into writing and we'll see more of you.
I Remember the Song that was Playing... (Article) - 2/10/2005 8:02:18 AM
Expressive and sad, yet sobering, well written article!
I Remember the Song that was Playing... (Article) - 2/5/2005 9:22:49 AM
Memories of death. Kind of scary, but also kind of peaceful. You'll have me wondering about this, till it happens...
I Remember the Song that was Playing... (Article) - 2/5/2005 9:05:32 AM
Vivid description, almost believe I was there. I imagine I'll be like this as some point, since I associate everything else in life with a song. Maybe I should start looking for just the right song to die with? Nice job, as always.
old days (Article) - 1/9/2005 11:21:46 AM
The "old days" brought back many happy memories for me. The imagery was superb! Very well written, and relevent in these changing times.
old days (Article) - 12/22/2004 3:26:12 PM
Believe it or not there are still a few of the old style stores around in small rural towns.
old days (Article) - 12/22/2004 8:57:01 AM
Excellent topic! It is sad to see the small businesses being trampled by corporations who don't care anything about the neighborhoods or people who live in them. I try to always partronize the local, independent businesses when possible. Great article, well written. (If you're going to submit it anywhere else, you might want to check the first paragraph for capital letters. Why is it I can find the nits in what others write, but never in my own??)
Song Of the Universe (Poetry) - 11/16/2012 9:01:37 PM
INTO THE ABYSS
Unpardon me but I relent it boldly;
For it is far ahead, if I can be sure of it,
And far it is, that my hallucination be valid,
And hallucination it is, as it should be,
And however, unlike itself, mysterious, unknown, and untested,
So it be foreseen in my tireless search.
Canadian Haiku (Poetry) - 7/25/2008 9:24:56 AM
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Canadian Haiku (Poetry) - 7/25/2008 8:56:06 AM
, although dont you find that titling a hiku of any kind violates the spirit of the form?
Street Rant (Poetry) - 11/14/2006 8:12:22 AM
Mansions (Revised) (Poetry) - 7/13/2006 6:35:03 PM
Mansions (Revised) (Poetry) - 7/12/2006 12:48:40 PM
Progress...its questionable. I think the older we get the more difficult it is to adjust, or perhaps we have seen to much.
Enjoyed reading. The "diabetes" is a very serious matter.
Dreamweaver (Poetry) - 6/4/2006 8:28:20 PM
Great rythum..Great lines...
Dreamweaver (Poetry) - 6/4/2006 7:56:33 PM
This is very beautiful, the way you captured the romantic mood!
The New Indians (Poetry) - 5/13/2006 7:55:39 AM
Puttyheads is an ideal noun for today's clones. This fastlane we find ourselves upon eats awsy at our focus and creativity util we become mundan puttyheads. Your verse is the testimony.
Loss (Poetry) - 4/10/2006 10:46:32 AM
some deep spiralling here... love is proved in the letting go
Syncopated Radio Beat Night Chant (Poetry) - 3/22/2006 12:07:21 AM
nice - has a Springstein ring to it ;-)
I'd Trade You Anything (Poetry) - 11/24/2005 5:26:10 PM
Hmmm a Pandora's Box wish it seems, then again 'tis something I am sure many more than would care to admit have said!;O) Very good penning, makes you stop to think! Most glad I dropped by!
I'd Trade You Anything (Poetry) - 11/19/2005 4:24:15 PM
I'll Trade You Anything,i.e. Be So Very Careful Of That What You Wish For...
Hypnosis Chant (Poetry) - 11/17/2005 12:26:06 PM
this really touched me, made tears well in my eyes
so true this all is.. really
I loved this
I'd Trade You Anything (Poetry) - 11/17/2005 12:24:42 PM
very well said
Harvest Time (Poetry) - 11/16/2005 11:32:30 AM
Love & Light,
Harvest Time (Poetry) - 11/15/2005 2:41:21 PM
Beautifully expressed capture of life's cycle; wonderful imagery, Robert!
Harvest Time (Poetry) - 11/13/2005 8:10:21 PM
The November chill of this poem made me feel warm all over
Secret Echoes (Poetry) - 10/23/2005 6:31:35 AM
the secret echoes are the parallel universes ...
you've expressed the intangible quite effectively ...
Secret Echoes (Poetry) - 10/21/2005 10:47:15 AM
wow i absolutely loved this robert
Hypnosis Chant (Poetry) - 10/1/2005 3:03:01 PM
Oh, I'm so happy to sea ewe back! This is beautiful. Ewe our a genius.
A Moment (Poetry) - 9/3/2005 12:01:13 PM
Beautiful Vision You've enable you've craeted!
Rich Criso Suarez
A Set of Glass Haiku (Poetry) - 5/20/2005 4:59:25 PM
Very interesting set of haikus and you did them so well.
A Set of Glass Haiku (Poetry) - 5/20/2005 12:37:31 PM
Wonderful combinatins! Liked the 3 one the most.
A Set of Glass Haiku (Poetry) - 5/20/2005 12:03:40 PM
Very special Haiku...beautifully expressed!
Grass Moon (Poetry) - 4/25/2005 9:43:12 AM
i don't get baseball but i love the poem
America, Part 1 (Poetry) - 4/22/2005 8:14:36 AM
i'm glad to see you're still writing. Be well...
America, Part 1 (Poetry) - 4/19/2005 7:03:35 AM
"it was goodÖ
and it was simple."
Yes, a picture that doesn't exist anymore. Neither the people or the land. The concept of private property has completely overcome the idea of land held in common for the hundreds of generations to follow. Good and simple has been replaced with destructive and complicated. Sad. Good poem, good work. Henry
Diagnosis (Poetry) - 1/19/2005 8:51:52 PM
oh does this bring back a memory. I went to see a psychiatrist once, when I was fighting the inevitable disability. I refused to give up, kept on working far longer than I should have, and was completely exhausted physically and emotionally. My primary care doctor referred me to a psychiatrist because I couldn't stop crying when he said I'd have to give up my job (and life). The psychiatrist told me I needed a vacation and a man, but wrote me a prescription for drugs instead. I left the prescription and delivered a two word farewell (also beginning with an f). Nice job.
the ladder (Poetry) - 1/16/2005 10:45:19 PM
Very creative and deep. Good job, Robert.
the ladder (Poetry) - 1/16/2005 6:34:17 AM
I love this Robert. So much said here. Very unique.
the ladder (Poetry) - 1/15/2005 8:58:30 PM
Very creative and insightful look into relationships.
the ladder (Poetry) - 1/15/2005 8:47:47 PM
Robert,very keen intrinsic understanding in this excellent write!
the ladder (Poetry) - 1/15/2005 8:33:30 PM
i liked the concept, the wording and the form you used for this one. extremely creative work
the ladder (Poetry) - 1/15/2005 8:27:11 PM
Now this is a very interesting approach and I liked how you handled this one.
Private (Re) Collection (Poetry) - 1/14/2005 10:25:04 AM
I canít say I am healing
and I canít say that Iím numb
Not numb is the first step toward healing, and the pen and pad great tools for healing.
Private (Re) Collection (Poetry) - 1/13/2005 5:52:01 PM
i like the reflective qulaity to this poem ...
Private (Re) Collection (Poetry) - 1/13/2005 10:11:58 AM
this is a great write, about life at its core and the pain there...i read it twice
Diagnosis (Poetry) - 1/12/2005 8:46:57 PM
Okay here it is my mouse plays funny tricks on me. When I left the comment on your last one it was incomplete. Frankly I wanted to say that your lines remind me of how I feel when I am in a state. This one perhaps is the reason why. I prefer constructive criticism. I do not see where there is anything to improve on here.
Private (Re) Collection (Poetry) - 1/12/2005 8:17:20 PM
I have my pen, my pad, these words a tarnished recollection. Of so many things unspoken.
this town (Poetry) - 1/9/2005 3:08:07 AM
Wow! This one really resonates; such an engaging mood! Masterfully expressed, Robert. "...you can easily lose track of time, but it never loses you..."
this town (Poetry) - 1/6/2005 12:49:42 PM
This reminds me of the town that I live in.
Release (Poetry) - 1/4/2005 11:08:49 PM
Engaging and so very on point, Robert. Masterfully expressed.
Release (Poetry) - 1/4/2005 3:30:34 PM
Well I can hear it when I lay down and the rain hits the heat pump with its pinging.
Release (Poetry) - 1/4/2005 1:51:58 PM
Another nice poem, can actually picture sitting in the truck hearing it. :)
Evening Phases (Poetry) - 12/30/2004 1:10:33 PM
This piece deeply moves me. Excellent write.
Evening Phases (Poetry) - 12/30/2004 9:41:44 AM
Well what a perfect way to count.
Evening Phases (Poetry) - 12/30/2004 9:23:17 AM
these are delightful
The Prosperity Trap (Poetry) - 12/29/2004 12:20:48 PM
Brilliant! Clap, Clap, Clap!
Duke (Poetry) - 12/29/2004 12:18:39 PM
Mansions (Poetry) - 12/29/2004 12:14:21 PM
Splendid write! Great reflection and depth, robert!
Mansions (Poetry) - 12/29/2004 10:27:51 AM
That is why I say that a home where love lives is a mansion and I can't live in but one room at a time.
Mansions (Poetry) - 12/29/2004 6:53:52 AM
This visuals here are excellent. So much said in this write and the questions are worth pondering. Wonderful write.
Mansions (Poetry) - 12/29/2004 6:50:44 AM
Very well done. Can actually feel myself sitting there.
Duke (Poetry) - 12/28/2004 10:18:20 PM
Wonderful caring tribute. I thought of John Wayne at first;-)fine poetry!
Duke (Poetry) - 12/28/2004 5:30:03 AM
Excellent poetry here!
Duke (Poetry) - 12/27/2004 3:01:53 PM
Duke (Poetry) - 12/27/2004 9:33:48 AM
Duke (Poetry) - 12/27/2004 8:35:37 AM
I enjoyed this tribute and it was so well penned.
Diagnosis (Poetry) - 12/27/2004 8:01:35 AM
WOW.. couldn't have said it better myself.
Duke (Poetry) - 12/27/2004 7:53:28 AM
Very moving piece. I enjoy your style.
Duke (Poetry) - 12/27/2004 7:15:05 AM
A wonderful tribute to your friend who sounds like quite an intriguing character. Well Done, Robert.
Cathode Generation (Poetry) - 12/26/2004 6:26:50 AM
you have exposed the american dilema quite effectively ... some very excellent imagery ...
Cathode Generation (Poetry) - 12/25/2004 9:52:02 PM
I personally think this is an outstanding statement of the condition our condition is in. I really enjoyed this piece. A classic pre-transistor command.
Cathode Generation (Poetry) - 12/25/2004 9:05:52 PM
hey, man what the shiite
heavy stuff - post xmas rhetorical realism?
you gotta look at the titles on them stones
shake those dead heads
blow your trumpet at dawn
etch truth in the personals
make the blow a blow in the night
see the eagle's eye
and claw till the dream unfurls
just for you
Cathode Generation (Poetry) - 12/25/2004 8:57:03 PM
Exemplary prose, of an american dream gone awry, but it can be different...
If individuals would follow their own dream and not latch on to anothers.One can't complain if they let others do their thinking for them.
Modern Life (Poetry) - 12/23/2004 7:39:35 PM
glad i work outdoors ...
The Prosperity Trap (Poetry) - 12/22/2004 1:08:42 PM
that's something i've never known--prosperity (you've heard of "poor, frustrated writer," right? that's me all over LOL)
but i am rich in words :) and that's enough for me :)
powerful write, especially
"...answers are easy
when there's no time
for you to ask questions...." <----------SPOT ON!!!!!!!!!
time to start asking, don't you think? well done!
(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)
Diagnosis (Poetry) - 12/22/2004 11:09:09 AM
pointed, in your face, TRUTHFUL rant--thank you
(((HUGS))) and love, karla.
who died and made THEM God????
Weightless (Poetry) - 12/22/2004 10:45:47 AM
Good poetry is typically short and sweet.
This conjurs memories of childhood when cartwheels and grass were compatible elements of fun.
Have a happy holiday season.
Let Go (Poetry) - 12/22/2004 9:15:14 AM
yes so much with so few words, you summed it up beautifully sandy, the flow is wonderful and so much conveyed
Let Go (Poetry) - 12/22/2004 9:05:30 AM
I'm envious of how you can say so much in so few words! Beautifully done. I always find a line to take with me... my favorite in this one is: remind me what it is i've pretended i've forgotten. That's very powerful.
South Haven (Poetry) - 12/19/2004 5:49:55 AM
Anyone that reads this will feel the warmth of summertime.
South Haven (Poetry) - 12/18/2004 3:36:14 PM
Sounds idyllic, and perfect.
Summer's Dying Buzz (Poetry) - 12/18/2004 3:14:49 PM
I love this!
Postcard From Phoenix to Marie in Chicago (Poetry) - 12/18/2004 3:14:16 PM
INTERESTING WRITE. YOU HAVE A UNIQUE STYLE.
South Haven (Poetry) - 12/18/2004 3:11:20 PM
Thanks for inviting me to read your work. I like what I see and I will be sure to read more!
South Haven (Poetry) - 12/18/2004 3:02:39 PM
Lovely imagery in this poem and I especially liked the last line "Here, it is always summertime.' Here in my country it is summertime right now and I am basking in the warmth and the glorious beauty of each new day. Thanks for sharing your talent. Looking forward to reading more.
South Haven (Poetry) - 12/18/2004 12:45:41 PM
what lovely images...........
you are each other's happy place! Like in Peter Pan......now all you need is pixie dust to fly! lol