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Damaged Merchandise, Poems and Stories of An Alcoholic Addict (Book) - 4/25/2009 10:51:27 AM
Dave, I love your authenticity! God is good all the time...All the time God is good! Blessings...Frances

Damaged Merchandise, Poems and Stories of An Alcoholic Addict (Book) - 2/8/2009 10:14:53 AM
Dave, I just saw you tailor for this book on your web site. It's great. The whole thing is very professional and appealing. I'm anxious to get me a copy soon. I can identify with deep depressions, anxiety and other things that are a part of and contribute to the alcoholic addiction. Glenda

Damaged Merchandise, Poems and Stories of An Alcoholic Addict (Book) - 10/1/2006 7:39:26 PM
Sounds cool. I share some of your same feelings and thoughts. I have written a memoir about what I have been through as well. It is important that we are able to share our stories with others. :)

Damaged Merchandise, Poems and Stories of An Alcoholic Addict (Book) - 4/4/2005 3:56:57 AM
Well Dave your book does sound interesting and like it carries much lesson in your words. I never was an alcoholic but I did drink to the tune of foolishness. Like you stated above in your excerpt,"I quit to avoid jail," this is the type pain and suffering too avoid. There's no benefit in suffering this way. G

War Zone, Backing Out of Hell (Book) - 12/18/2004 12:56:57 PM
Sometimes you have to loose eveything to gain life. Self improvement can be very difficult. Sounds like a great book to read.

War Zone, Backing Out of Hell (Book) - 12/18/2004 12:25:07 PM
Wow....this is powerful....knowing what verbal abuse can do to a mother and kids...being there still there....trying to seek help for hubby...but alcohol is a very powerful lover to my husband...and his family the doormats to his castle!! Thanks for sharing this glimps of your life!! Love Tinka

Recovery From Divorce (Short Story) - 5/19/2011 9:05:27 AM
I wish you good luck in getting this published, Dave. An honest look and clearly written -- been there and done that, myself. Bob

Recovery From Divorce (Short Story) - 3/31/2009 7:20:09 PM
Heart-felt and honest. Clear. Good communication. I think this is a good piece of writing. And if it is therapeutic, so be it! So much of writing is just that. Congratulations. I don't have the strength to seek a divorce myself.

Recovery From Divorce (Short Story) - 3/10/2009 5:49:13 AM
Great write and extremely heartfelt as well. Dave I am glad you are letting God work through you. Continued blessings, ~Gwendolyn

Recovery From Divorce (Short Story) - 1/13/2009 11:58:38 AM
You have come so far, Dave, and learned so much. Thank you for sharing. God bless you and wife he has gifted to you as you walk the healing pathway. Love, Linda PS You may like my poem: Runaway Brokenness here in ad. I think you might enjoy my new site as well: :-)

Recovery From Divorce (Short Story) - 1/12/2009 6:09:48 PM
Thanks Dave for sharing your story. Isn't it amazing that after everything is said and done, you can look back and see that what she meant to hurt, ended up a growth process of your psychological make up. I have had similar situations. God showed me that things aren't always what they seem to be. God bless you and your new wife! KJ Jacobs

Recovery From Divorce (Short Story) - 1/10/2009 5:22:17 PM
WOW! The very same thing happened to me. One of the hardest things to reckon with while going through is that SOMEONE ELSE is going through the same exact thing and that we are not alone. Just as I have, I'm glad you chose to accept and move on. God bless you!

Recovery From Divorce (Short Story) - 10/25/2007 4:00:14 AM
Interesting words, Julie..I was one that thought I was totally blameless in my marriage ended rather awful and all were apalled at my then husband's behavior. I now realize that I had a part in it as part was that I allowed myself to be played, I put my husband first the majority of the time...his schedule, his wants, his desires, his career always ALWAYS came first and I thought this was fine...then one day he just up and left to be with another woman. I now realize that my passiveness allowed this to happen, but I must admit that in retrospect I am very, very glad that it did end. Today marks the third year anniversary of the end of a union that I was always second, rarely an equal and I am eternally grateful that he left. I now realize that his leaving was the best thing that he could have ever done for me. My only regret is that it ended so bitterly and i wish that one day he would have enough courage to admit that HOW he went about things was not the kindest and that it could have been handled with a WHOLE lot more maturity.

Recovery From Divorce (Short Story) - 10/24/2007 6:35:56 AM
While I could relate to most of this, I believe it takes two to tango. Not one person in the divorce is innocent. Until you ("you" being a general term) actually LEARN from your mistakes, ther eis no growth, and you just end up recycling the same past mistakes into a new relationship. Very thoughtful and courageous write, Dave. Hard to read with all the unnecessary commas, but worth plowing through to the end. Best, Julie

Iowa State Football Arrives (Short Story) - 10/2/2007 7:17:51 PM
Hey, at least we beat the Hawkeyes this year!

Iowa State Football Arrives (Short Story) - 10/1/2007 5:36:42 PM
I love football, and I love this write. You have scored a touchdown with this one; well done, Dave! (((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

Recovery From Divorce (Short Story) - 9/1/2007 5:12:06 PM
Thank you Dave for this, for I too feel I was addicted, to her to my ilfestyle, and the comfort these thing brought....It's been eight months now. still no divorce, it's in the works. but today I played 18 holes of golf, once a weekly pleasure. and I honestly felt like myself again. Dammit, I can't believe I let her control me for ten years, thinking only of her happiness and abandoning myself. Walt

Paying it forward (Short Story) - 6/4/2007 1:46:02 PM
Excellent write. Best of good luck with your work....JDM

Paying it forward (Short Story) - 4/7/2007 4:02:37 PM
What a wonderful way to keep someone's memory alive! Chrissy

By The Grace of God (Short Story) - 10/4/2006 12:35:02 AM
Great write, I am also sober got sober in 1995 nice to read your writings. Thanks Angela

By The Grace of God (Short Story) - 3/25/2006 4:49:08 AM
As someone who did lose a family member to a drunk driver, I know the anger and horror on both sides. My young cousin has started drinking and with his second accident, he hit a tree (thank heavens not a person,) but he may still do jail time. So it is a very, very hard situation for sure...

By The Grace of God (Short Story) - 3/24/2006 10:41:41 AM
Dave, this is a most excellent write, deeply touching and moving and, most of all, filled with lots of truth. You pass on a very important message and it should be heard worldwide! Thanks for sharing and giving so much of yourself to others. Birgit and Roger

By The Grace of God (Short Story) - 3/24/2006 9:47:59 AM
Excellent write Dave!! Great message here..thanks for sharing!! Keep the faith my friend!! Love Tinka

By The Grace of God (Short Story) - 3/24/2006 7:13:23 AM
Well said facts and a good message to all. Felix

By The Grace of God (Short Story) - 3/24/2006 5:05:29 AM
Excellent write, Dave; very well done! BRAVO! (((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

Not a 97 pound weakling (Short Story) - 11/27/2005 1:51:48 AM
WOW...this is great...Dave....give her a BIG hug from Antie Tinka!! I have a nephew "Wietz Steyn" who does powerlifting...he is and veteran now but still doing it. Broke a few records himself and end up 3rd in the one time!! Love Tinka

Not a 97 pound weakling (Short Story) - 11/26/2005 9:16:59 PM
Very good Dave. Felix

Recovery From Divorce (Short Story) - 7/23/2005 11:10:31 AM
Thanks for your comments on my page. You said so many powerful things in this piece and I can tell that you understand what I am going through during my own break-up. Some things that really struck a cord with me were:"We both knew our future together, would be destructive and dysfunctional, if we remained united. " This is so true but strangely enough a lot of people ignore that important signal. "Whether, if it was for the best or if I could have done better, the truth was, at the time, I was scared, lonely, and full of pain....But the pain was real. The "emptiness" - huge." Oh my goodness, this statement is SO true. No matter how awful the relation was to live through, you wind up with a huge whole in your life once they are gone. You think you can deal with it but it is evident almost immediately. " We all deserve that. To be loved and wanted." Another statement that is so true but glossed over but people who are willing to settle for just having someone there no matter how badly they are treated. Humans are innately loving creatures. We are taught to hate through the absence of love in our lives. Nice write.

Recovery From Divorce (Short Story) - 7/11/2005 6:09:51 AM
Even when walking away is the right thing to do, even when a relationship is deeply flawed, still we feel pain. For us who write, our work can be a part of our healing, as I imagine yours has been for you.

Recovery From Divorce (Short Story) - 5/25/2005 6:58:50 AM
Loss of spouse by divorce can be compared to loss by death; many of the same emotions are experienced in both cases. I lost my spouse by death, but I read we both had the same misgivings of our lives ahead. Faith, family, and friends help so much, but it is companionship that provide us with the needed stability - I have my special pet cats :o) You've written some important directions for others with this piece, Dave. Micke

Recovery From Divorce (Short Story) - 4/11/2005 2:35:43 AM
Heartfelt and a very scarey thing. Thanks so much Dave hope it gets to others wish you all the best. you have a lot of help to offer to all. Tracey

The Split (Article) - 4/8/2011 6:10:23 AM
I know things aren't perfect in England where I come from but wow! The thought of having to have all that worry after having been in a car accident is horrifying. What on earth is going on in USA? Quite a shocking article Dave.

Gratitude through second chances... (Article) - 3/22/2011 2:21:38 AM
Wow! That is SO uplifting....really uplifting. I too have trodden that path of addiction. At the moment I am struggling to feel my Higher Power but I know He is there...I really loved reading that. Inspiring.

Phone Fun (Article) - 9/13/2010 12:39:32 AM
Dave, this is a riot! Nice work. It reminds me of when I lived in a rural town in Ridgefield, Washington. I lived in the basement apartment of the Ridgefield Cinema Building. It happened that my telephone number was almost the same as the theatre phone number upstairs, so I got oddles of "What's playing?" calls. At first, it irritated me, but, soon I became very good at inventing porn-movie titles ... heh heh heh

Newspaper bias towards our troops (Article) - 9/22/2009 5:51:24 AM
It is disgraceful that those fighting to defend us and our way of life are not honored in every possible way, even in print. Comments like those made by Edward Saint-Ivan are totally unnecessary as there are always a minute amount if "bad apples" that get the attention rather than the 99,9% if those that do good and wonderful work. Mark

Power that breeds insecurity... the workaholic (Article) - 4/10/2009 12:19:27 AM
Dave you hit the nail on the head with this one for me. while i have focused on My alcohol and food addiction, i have always known i have a workahilic addiction. this was very helpful Thank you Dave Sincerely and gratefully Tuchy

Another Made in the USA Death (Article) - 10/8/2008 8:05:35 PM
Well written

Another Made in the USA Death (Article) - 10/8/2008 6:43:43 PM
I empathize with those workers and their families as more and more shutdowns and closures becomes the norm not the exception. Fee

Helllllooooo! Wake up America (Article) - 8/22/2008 8:44:39 PM
Enjoyed the analogy, Dave, and the article kept my interest. Your intro brought me in, when scanning titles, your words, style and self-humor made me stay. Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen

Helllllooooo! Wake up America (Article) - 8/22/2008 12:56:48 PM
Oh Edwin, Yup we need oil, as much as a heroin addict needs heroin. So to get him off his addiction lets have him run everywhere getting all the heroin he can find, so we can use it as a bridge to methadone. Yes, methadone may not be the final answer for his addiction, just as ethanol is not the final answer to our oil addiction. But getting more oil and more, and more, is also not the answer.

Helllllooooo! Wake up America (Article) - 8/22/2008 11:45:36 AM
Nice To Dream-Huh.........!While Millions Homeless Sleep In Your Own Back USA Streets,Most Are Children Starving For Corn Fed(FOOD) Gasolina... Credit Illuminating Write! TRASK

Helllllooooo! Wake up America (Article) - 8/21/2008 8:17:04 PM
Very sane viewpoint.

Helllllooooo! Wake up America (Article) - 8/21/2008 7:10:05 PM
True to a point...but we need to drill drill drill while we build nuclear energy power plants, solar feilds (though not in Kennedy's back yard), and bio-deisel. Y'see, actually drilling IS the answer. It's economics 101 or read Economy for Dummies cliff notes. World markets, Emerging industrial nations (China, India), supply and demand, Martket futures, speculation, and little things like plastics, adhesives, pharmaceuticals, fabrics, etc, etc, etc, etc.....) Yeah, We NEED Oil and there is enough to bridge the gap until synthetics replace the market. Hemp has it uses but is best rolled in a fat joint. ;) Also, FYI...98.7% of the EVIL Exxon is owned by guys like you and me. Teachers, Fireman, Police, State and county employees, Factory workers, Corporate employees (Yeah, that's right, most employees in the U.S. of A.) all own Exxon. IRA's KEOUGHS, 401K's, Mutual Funds, Hedge Funds, and every retirment/pension/annuity plan in this country owns Exxon. I've got it in my retirement retired mother has it in her pension plan. It's called Capitalism and serves our people well and sustains us more than any nationalized government program ever could. Ask this...what government contolled entity has ever earned a profit margin that even approaches the 8-9% marginal profit earned by Exxon? The answerf is...Not one...ever. And economics prove that the Govt. has only achieved -12 to -16% losses at best over one hundred years. This is America. Tax and Spend is NOT the answer nor the type of 'CHANGE' this country needs. I truly wish all would get a clue. Edwin

Spirituality and the 12 Steps (Article) - 4/4/2008 3:36:54 PM
A valuable, comprensive article, Dave. Have a couple friends that AA and the 12 Steps have helped, and there are many families and friends that are grateful. I'll have to go back and read your previous articles. Be steady... Micke

Power that breeds insecurity... the workaholic (Article) - 11/5/2006 11:01:20 AM
The power that keeps us going is the Power from with in each of us the other powers we may think we have at work or in family is ego. Thanks for your writing. Hugs Angela

Power that breeds insecurity... the workaholic (Article) - 11/5/2006 10:14:06 AM
Working with one's whole concentration can be very satisfying.

The curse with the Yankees continues... no World Series (Article) - 10/8/2006 7:07:30 AM
"Murderer's Row and Cano" are strong - but not strong enough to undo the "ARod curse." Best record in baseball for 2006 and out of the running in the divisional series. For Sale; $21 million dollar man - for some young hardthrowing pitchers... Come on George... help us all say good bye to ARod

Newspaper bias towards our troops (Article) - 8/6/2006 7:51:07 AM
The media is cherry picking coverage of the Iraq War. They disregard examples of heroism and amplfify attrocities by Americans. However, every American should be enraged that some soldiers engage in war crimes that could rival anything perpetrated by the Nazis or Japanese. Please review my article "The Marines Are Good at Killing, Nothing Else." I credit The United States Military for being the most professional in the world.

Newspaper bias towards our troops (Article) - 8/5/2006 5:38:27 AM
Thanks for sharing Dave!! Love Tinka

Newspaper bias towards our troops (Article) - 8/4/2006 3:18:04 AM
A-p-a-t-h-y!!! It will be our downfall. I sincerely pray that I am wrong.

Oil Fantasies (Article) - 6/17/2006 9:14:28 AM
Dave Harm ... are you any relation to William Hurt? Personally, I have no attachment to oil what-so-ever. In fact, my first car was my dad's slightly banged up Datsun, and it never needed any oil at all. Doesn't solar power sound so much cleaner, with handy little garage plugs in convenient places and rechargable batteries?

Oil Fantasies (Article) - 6/15/2006 2:30:46 PM
I would have to agree with Joseph on this one, Dave. Most of our politicians today are in bed with Big Business - and that means the Oil and Power industries. And as long as oil is in short supply, they can milk us dry, and laugh all the way to the bank. And all this talk of all this oil in Alaska which will save us is a bunch of Horse Manure, too. Government studies show that the tiny amount of oil in Alaska won't even put a dent in gasoline prices, or on our severe dependence on foreign nations for our gluttonous oil demands. Alternative fuels have been around a long time now, but Big Business, and our government, seem extremely reluctant to even pursue them; there is just too much money to be made - in oil.

Oil Fantasies (Article) - 6/15/2006 12:56:30 PM
Dear Dave, What country has a President and VP both heavily involved in the oil industry (and do you think they want the price to rise or decline while ordinary people pay the price for the huge profits they are reaping)? What country recently rejected an offer from Venezuela for $30 per barrel oil? Why, on earth, would they do that? The answer to both questions is the same. GW & DC are laughing all the way to the bank and they don't give a flying fcuk about anyone else. They don't want anything to do with alternative sources of energy because that means the end of their pirate ways. They will milk us all as long as we allow them to do so. In all sincerity, Joseph

Oil Fantasies (Article) - 6/15/2006 12:21:39 PM
Well writtem article dave with lots of data and facts to reinforce what we all know but tend to dismiss or look the other way. Let's give our kids a chance by starting to change now. If the money that has been spent fighting wars over oil had been spent in research and development and supporting price reductions for items such as hybtrid cars just think how far along we would be. Fee

Speaking with different tongues (Article) - 3/5/2006 5:48:06 PM
Great article, Dave. I'm glad to see you post this. I don't value any friend I have to 'keep quiet' to keep. Sometimes what we don't say is much more dangerous than anything we could say. As for Author's Den, I mostly consider it an extra web site. There is no constructive criticism of writing, and few comments if you get on the wrong side of the cliques - which is so junior high, it makes the site look rather - well, unprofessional?? With the absence of true critiques, you might think the forum was open to discussion. But that's not true either. Try and post a response to this comment.. the site won't let you. If the stats are anywhere near accurate, I receive approximately 1 comment for every 100 hits. Even allowing for the extra hits that accumulate when someone can't get off the page, that leaves a lot of readers who don't post comments. Or maybe someone comes in every day and clicks on everything I've written without reading? Maybe it's the person who is keeping tabs on who posts and doesn't review others, checking to see who reviewed me so that person can be kicked out of the clique? Anyway, if my opinion matters at all - I appreciate this excellent article, I commend you for writing the truth and asking the important questions, and I hope you will keep writing what motivates you - I'm sure people are reading, even if they don't leave comments.

Being Exposed (Article) - 1/16/2006 12:41:32 PM
Writing about such painful things can also help purge them. Thank you for sharing.

I'm Still Tired (Poetry) - 3/2/2014 9:19:34 AM
Yeah ... Can relate Aka ShyPoet1

IT" is winning (Poetry) - 2/25/2014 11:40:38 AM
Great perceptive work. Never give up or in and "IT" has no chance of winning. Continued hope, continued success. Barbara J. Henry

Broad Shoulders (Poetry) - 12/11/2012 2:45:56 PM

I'm Tired (Poetry) - 10/3/2012 5:04:49 PM
This is EXACTLY how I feel at the moment!!! I'm TIRED!!!

Insanity (Poetry) - 9/2/2012 3:54:26 PM
Sad,but true account of far too many. Thank you Dave for sharing such a poignant reality. Continued Success- Barbara J Henry

Walking The Talk (Poetry) - 5/19/2011 9:06:32 AM
Writing is always therapeutic. Well done, Dave. Bob

Walking The Talk (Poetry) - 3/22/2011 2:27:34 AM
I can sense in a split second when somebody isn't being true or honest re their journey in the program. Sounds arrogant maybe? but it's not. It's a little voice that tells me something just isn't sitting right. *smiling* What's the point if there is deliberate dishonesty? best wishes to you Dave.

Crumpets, Muffins, and Memories (Poetry) - 3/21/2011 6:52:20 PM
I enjoyed seeing the thoughts running through your mind. Your descriptions of your time in Liverpool make me wish I had been there. Thanks for bringing it all to life with your words. Connie

Walking The Talk (Poetry) - 3/21/2011 4:34:16 PM
Right on...very well said while you walk the talk...e

I'm Tired (Poetry) - 3/8/2011 12:38:36 PM
This is one of the most beautiful poems I have ever read. It truly touches my soul. It is so heartwrenchingly sad yet so beautiful.

The Journey (Poetry) - 12/4/2010 12:55:37 PM
Allowing yourself to be vulnerable opens doors that before seemed impossible. This is a wonderful poem Dave. Write On!

KINDRED SPIRITS: Young Saplings (Poetry) - 11/8/2010 2:41:36 PM
That was beautiful, very inviting and sweet...

The Journey (Poetry) - 8/19/2010 3:44:23 AM
I just love this poem. It is so beautiful......I was tearful reading it and I guess that is what poetry is all about - touching the heart. It's beautiful. Thank you God for giving Dave such a wonderful talent and to you Dave for sharing it.

Forgiving... to forget (Poetry) - 6/19/2010 9:19:41 AM
Great message,and a powerful poem. Continued success~ Barbara Henry

I was told (Poetry) - 6/15/2010 4:00:27 AM
Beautifully penned, food for thought.

I'm Tired (Poetry) - 6/1/2010 5:39:05 PM
Poetry is so good for the soul. I feel much empathy, and it is a terrific poem! Christine

I'm Tired (Poetry) - 5/31/2010 11:48:56 PM
Hope you feel less tired soon, Dave....good poem

Forgiveness Through Him (Poetry) - 5/18/2010 9:27:10 AM
Wonderful poetic message! Yes, Christ will wash us clean if we come clean to his altar. Amen!

The Journey (Poetry) - 5/10/2010 1:30:08 AM
Splendid poem, Dave

The Journey (Poetry) - 5/8/2010 10:24:08 PM
Beautifully written. Like a fragile butterflie soaring towards the sun, that's how love is sometimes. But it seems this love you have written about here grows stronger with each day that goes by, and is slowly morphing into an eagle.

The Journey (Poetry) - 5/8/2010 9:17:49 PM
It is wonderful when relationships bloom and grow and last. Thank you for sharing, Dave. Love and peace, Regis

I'm Tired (Poetry) - 4/20/2010 1:35:01 AM
I'm tired too! I have said all the above things in my head. Great to see in words. Great write.

Centerness (Poetry) - 3/15/2010 4:04:52 AM
Very well written, Dave

Centerness (Poetry) - 3/14/2010 5:39:31 PM
Very cool, Dave, kind of dreamlike quality to this one. Take care, Sherry

You Stole (Poetry) - 2/13/2010 2:30:42 PM
stole… not really correct I freely gave it to you I knew it was suicide but I still gave blind trust An honest and powerful message, Dave. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace to you, Regis

Scars That Don't Heal (Poetry) - 11/21/2009 8:56:06 PM
Interesting write and sometimes we just hook up with the wrong person... Be always safe, Karen

Scars That Don't Heal (Poetry) - 11/21/2009 1:20:46 PM
Nice work! Look forward to heal.

I'm Tired (Poetry) - 10/31/2009 10:24:04 PM
Hang in there for we are all tired of something! Life is unpredictable; sometimes things are good; and often more bad we just have to go through it and hope. Good luck to you!

A Victim's Promise? (Poetry) - 10/23/2009 10:09:14 AM
Great work! The speaker's tone is so convincing. Is there a specific reason why lines have no end punctuation? To your continued success/ Barbara Henry

Reality ls OK (Poetry) - 10/21/2009 2:17:33 AM
A well written poem,I enjoy reading it,take care

Reality ls OK (Poetry) - 10/18/2009 8:45:53 PM
Sometimes we must travel down roads unfamiliar to most, but coming out a survivor and free is the best soul searching anyone can do. God bless.. Be always safe, Karen

I'm Tired (Poetry) - 8/31/2009 9:11:22 PM
I'd suggest a long vacation with a little of what the flying fox is having. Patrick

Forgiveness Through Him (Poetry) - 8/21/2009 5:59:15 AM
A wonderful and true-faith awakening, Dave! How healing it is to forgive, and rid ourselves of anger. Inspiring poem for all to read... Blessings and Love - Micke

Forgiveness Through Him (Poetry) - 8/18/2009 4:28:22 PM
True thoughts wisely expressed in an inspirational fashion. God bless... Be always safe, Karen

I'm Tired (Poetry) - 8/2/2009 11:08:23 AM
You reflect unto the world exactly how you feel inside. Change from within and accept 100% responsibility for it all .. forgive yourself, ask for forgiveness and offer gratitude at every juncture and you will heal

I'm Tired (Poetry) - 7/20/2009 11:35:18 PM
Good reason s to be tired. Enjoyed.

I Was A Man (Poetry) - 6/14/2009 9:50:20 AM
A powerful and assertive write, Dave. Thanks for sharing. Love and peace, Regis

I Was A Man (Poetry) - 6/8/2009 10:17:28 AM
Dave- This is a wonderful poem with an excellent message. Continued success Barbara Henry

I Was A Man (Poetry) - 5/31/2009 2:45:14 AM
You are a miracle, and above that, you are an overcomer! Very moving write; well penned, (((my friend)))! (((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

I Was A Man (Poetry) - 5/30/2009 3:33:55 PM
I am glad you survived and not only survived but are there to help others who may just need to read your words and know that there is hope... fee

I Was A Man (Poetry) - 5/30/2009 1:45:42 PM
Moving and so well done, Dave. Thankfully, today, you are the man you were meant to be. -gene.

Insanity (Poetry) - 5/28/2009 5:35:22 AM
I agree with Deborah Munson: When you live with a spouse who tried to conceal this problem it hurts when they have to go and leave you broken hearted. All you can do is pray for him (and cry sometimes). Great work Dave Harm!

I'm Tired (Poetry) - 5/4/2009 3:51:42 PM
I understand. Like a bad day, that keeps getting worse. You come home, vent. Like releasing the heavy cargo from your mind. Well done!

Sometimes (Poetry) - 4/24/2009 1:46:19 AM
This is a heartbreaking poem that was well written with deep feelings.I am sorry that you had to go through that mess which you or anybody else don't deserve.It just mind boggling that the priests and nuns that you went to for help didn't do nothing much less extend a hand of compassion.Yet they have some nerve representing the church.Thank you for sharing your ordeal.Take care of yourself Edwin

Sometimes (Poetry) - 4/22/2009 8:07:21 AM
Dave you have been through hell, may heaven be yours today Bless you Carl

Sometimes (Poetry) - 4/21/2009 3:18:40 PM
Dave, This is heartbreaking. I can't imagine the awful pain you went through. Why God wasn't there then, we'll never know, but he's here now and that's what you must hold on to. Mary

I'm Tired (Poetry) - 3/20/2009 1:15:17 AM
Honest, well expressed.

I'm Tired (Poetry) - 2/20/2009 6:27:54 PM
Now that you have cleared your mind...start over. You have the right to be tired, but it appears the world does not allow it. Whenever you feel distraught...think of those unable to leave their bed due to illness, or think of the Hawks soaring in the sky and feel their power! Make a list of everything and everyone dear to you! Then take Vivarin and drink coffee...your but will start moving and your mind will clear away the thoughts you have written! I think Jesus was tired of carrying that big wooden cross to die on for our sins...please gain strength and love life each day.

I'm Tired (Poetry) - 2/18/2009 6:09:46 PM
I think I understand you, everyone gets tired too,some friends do slap you on the back or go behind your back, do not surrender, get that fighting will back,men can cry do it if you need to,. You can feel you just manybe think right now you can't, You can be a strong person, get that tired feeling out of your system. and be on the way to finding some happiness. Keep your spirits up, it is important you do this too.

Beauty (Poetry) - 2/8/2009 7:09:25 PM
Oh the beauty of romance, Dave. A dance of delight.

Shesaw (Poetry) - 2/8/2009 7:05:37 PM
This poem is a picture of unadulterated shame, Dave. I think everyone has at one time or another wondered what "shesaw."

Beauty (Poetry) - 2/7/2009 3:02:44 AM
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva

Who Are You? (Poetry) - 1/14/2009 3:12:49 PM
Onward and Upward!!! Tremendously and honestly written!

Who Are You? (Poetry) - 1/13/2009 11:46:21 AM
Dave, you have written a powerful poem. I have read enough to know that you have lived an amazing life. The life of a survivor. From one survivor to another, let me say, that the rewards of abandoning the victim role and digging out of the pit are well worth the effort. But you know this by now. Keep on moving, sound your trumpet, and make your mark, my friend. The world needs more like you to make a difference. Another Voice, Linda

I'm Tired (Poetry) - 1/7/2009 10:16:20 AM
Poetry is the best way to heal and express pain. I know that better than (almost) any person. Good job!

Who Are You? (Poetry) - 11/22/2008 1:12:04 PM
An excellent poem you have written.I enjoy reading it,take care Edwin

Drunkish (Poetry) - 11/10/2008 7:11:12 PM
Been there too, dude...Ed

Drunkish (Poetry) - 11/8/2008 3:24:21 PM
I know this feeling so well! Get the beers in! ;-)

I'm Tired (Poetry) - 10/23/2008 3:25:58 PM
this is an amazing poem. it describes what i've been feeling for years. thank you for letting me see a bit of myself in words. for a breath of peace. thank you.

The Beauty (Poetry) - 9/11/2008 6:05:41 PM
Like being in a dream state as opposed to reality, so imaginative.... Be always safe, Karen

The Beauty (Poetry) - 9/11/2008 5:36:32 PM
Dave, Amazing poem on reality versus illusion. Brilliant! Many blessings, ~Linda

The Twelve Steps (Poetry) - 8/9/2008 6:54:48 AM
May These Steps Support & Sustain You & Your Family Alex Has Left You An Exquisite Piece Of Poetry! Embraced ~ Embrassé Vickie

The Twelve Steps (Poetry) - 7/27/2008 9:00:10 PM
A most beautiful, wondrous awakening to know God's love will always be there to guide you as you journey, as long as you trust.... Be always safe, Karen

I'm Still Tired (Poetry) - 5/25/2008 4:42:08 PM
You've gotta stop worrying, Dave. I think I know the answers for you (let me Google for it) - it's call The Serenity Prayer: "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference." It's a start, my friend... Blessings and Rest ~~ Micke

I'm Still Tired (Poetry) - 5/25/2008 4:13:47 PM
Yep, life sure isn't easy, but you might as well sit back and enjoy the ride because none of us is getting outta here alive!! I have days when I feel the harshness of life but for the most part, I try to take it all in my was not so easy when I was younger, but as I get older, my "give a sh** factor" seems to become less and less and life a whole lot brighter. Excellent penning. Take care, Sherry

I'm Still Tired (Poetry) - 5/25/2008 3:36:11 PM
Well I certainly can relate to this, since I was forced to retire because of heart problems and diabetes I have learned first hand what tiredness is and what it is to be made fun of because I feel tired, down, discouraged and yea fed up. I can say though that here on the den there is always a kind word when I need one. Fee

I'm Still Tired (Poetry) - 5/25/2008 11:49:03 AM
All of us get so tired and need renewing. I know personally cause I have to take sleeping pills prescribed by dr. to get a good nights sleep, otherwise my mind doesn't let me rest at night. Tiredness can be conquered somehow, but it is hard at best.

I'm Still Tired (Poetry) - 5/25/2008 7:54:22 AM
Been there ... done that... realized life is what you make it. :)

Insanity (Poetry) - 4/21/2008 6:47:58 PM
Very creative and heartfelt write and YES, you can break the tide of a dysfunctional family, I know, I succeeded a long time ago. See, no matter how down, difficult and impossible it may seem you CAN do it.... Be always safe, Karen

Insanity (Poetry) - 4/20/2008 6:05:54 PM
Stark and reality check this poem says a lot about the state of abuse and abusers, I hope the cycle can be broken for your children's sake. Fee

Insanity (Poetry) - 4/20/2008 10:18:31 AM
Is it the familial cycle, or not admitting to broken dreams? Either one, lives can sadly spin out of control. An eye-opener poem, Dave. Blessings ~~ Micke

Insanity (Poetry) - 4/20/2008 9:42:21 AM
Generational Curse, chains we are bounded by. Only hope is the Breaker of Chains and Curses who promises to set us free and transform our minds..........Deborah:)

The Power of Secrets... Never Shared (Poetry) - 3/16/2008 6:08:23 AM
Great write. I've often felt our dreams can sometimes betray us...especially if we talk in our sleep. Chrissy

Ode To The Fruitcake Man (Poetry) - 3/11/2008 5:57:45 PM
What a memorable character portrayed in your poem--I'm sure this gift of immortality was priceless to him, Dave.

The Power of Secrets... Never Shared (Poetry) - 3/10/2008 3:22:54 PM
Dreams, hopes, inner longings can sometimes grow to haunt us if we do not allow them out to breathe. Dwelling from deep inside, a weight is lifted when the secret is set free. Very powerfully written.... Be always safe, Karen

The Power of Secrets... Never Shared (Poetry) - 3/9/2008 1:10:39 PM
Hello Dave, My goodness my curiosity is exposed to wonder :) I think our secrets, desires, passions can be expressed & shared with another. This can magnify a bond. I am a rather bold uninhibited type person though...maybe I don't understand secrets very well....but I do know this, I really like the suspense of the "thing" among the days!! now my imagination is powerless wanting to know.... Great Write Indeed!! Embrasse' Vickie

Dreams of a Haunted House (Poetry) - 2/10/2008 7:42:45 PM
I have a situation that sounds similar to yours that you are writing about. Two of my girls have both been in "that" room and both "HATE" that room and will not sleep in "there." My dog has also "acted" on it and went haywire at the light. I would love to talk to you about this. Feel free to email me. Thanks and God Bless, Tanya

Happy Eight Months! (Poetry) - 1/26/2008 4:08:34 PM
Congratulations and jubilation! Chrissy

Sweet Dreams (Poetry) - 1/26/2008 8:35:44 AM
Hmmm...sounds familiar. Oh, that's right! I have two cats! They are always writing poems like this one. LOL!

Happy Eight Months! (Poetry) - 1/7/2008 11:21:01 PM
Lots of hugs and kisses are in order. An accomplishment to be proud of..... Always one day at a time.... Be safe, Karen

Happy Eight Months! (Poetry) - 1/7/2008 8:24:07 PM
Congratulations to this deserving person!!!!!!! One day is all it takes to begin a change in life. I know. :) (((HUGS))) and love, Karla. Beautiful, exciting write!

Creating Dreams, From The Nightmares Of Hell (Poetry) - 12/31/2007 7:20:29 AM
Happy New Year, Dave!! I think of the years spent in the haze of drugs and/or booze, or even in anger and trying to be hurtful, as the years that we placed our life on hold and checked out. Once we return to our senses, pray that each of us shall, we begin our forward motion again and take each step with a wisdom of where we faultered, a vision of where we need to go and a knowledge that we were never expected to do it alone. Excellent offering!! Take care, Sherry

Creating Dreams, From The Nightmares Of Hell (Poetry) - 12/30/2007 7:27:40 PM
Wow, so many thoughts streaming in and out, how beautiful... Be safe, Karen

Creating Dreams, From The Nightmares Of Hell (Poetry) - 12/30/2007 6:00:33 PM
dreams are indeed a magical portal to maintaining a sober perspective of life ... keep on dreaming, Dave ...

Creating Dreams, From The Nightmares Of Hell (Poetry) - 12/30/2007 3:34:32 PM
dreams that were found through a Higher Power which I knew was there but never understood Important information that you share, Dave. Love and blessings to you, Regis

Creating Dreams, From The Nightmares Of Hell (Poetry) - 12/30/2007 3:21:13 PM
This is so very close to my own heart, sir. It is easy to let chemicals "save" us. I drink a bit more than I should, a family trait...a barricade against clinical depression? Probably not...your words here are so well constructed...I hope you find your peace and solace...there are greater things than ourselves, and you have so aptly stated that here. Be well, good sir, be safe, Jim

Creating Dreams, From The Nightmares Of Hell (Poetry) - 12/30/2007 3:21:09 PM
Interesting to say the least and defianately worth taking a second look and for that matter a look at the website...Happy New Year in the meantime. Fee

Ode To The Fruitcake Man (Poetry) - 12/24/2007 6:02:27 AM
What a wonderful tribute to someone who believed, and worked long hard hours! Those sweet nutty loafs, I have one on our counter Dave! now...1 piece sliced off!enough to still share! Happy Holidays! and glad this GREAT POEM (filled with wonderful details) got it's just desserts/framed and honored! Warm hugs and Warmer Blessings, Warrior Purple Lady Sweet Sheooxoo STay Positive!

I'm Tired (Poetry) - 12/12/2007 5:28:35 PM
Expressed with honesty and just the right words. No masks. Society expects us to be at our best, always. Although these are difficult moments, we have a right to fragility, fatigue, even depression. This is often seen as an illness, but it does have a function; it's more like a symptom that is telling us something. Your layout reflects the state you are in, very suitable for the content. And I agree with Jackie's advice too... Axilea

I'm Tired (Poetry) - 10/8/2007 8:17:39 AM
Read "Muddy Dispositions"...that outta cure ya! :0 I've know how you feel, sometimes... Love and Peace~ Kimmy~

Our Fat Cat (Poetry) - 9/24/2007 3:13:29 AM
Now you've gone and made a 264lb 6 foot tall man cry! Really lovely words. We have five (and 2 great dogs). Dreading losing any of them. Keith

I'm Tired (Poetry) - 8/25/2007 10:44:04 PM
Dang! That just about says it all, Dave. Ha! Me and my Kentucky Buddy were talking about the mistake we both made when we were born - we had obviously bought a ticket to the wrong world! Maybe, next time around, we will just hang out in the afterlife train station and watch all those other idiots boarding their trains. Ted

Ode To The Fruitcake Man (Poetry) - 8/11/2007 8:52:31 AM
What a great tribute! And suddenly, I'm hungry for a uniquely sweet, decadent, slightly nutty concoction... If we could only get the Fruitcake Man on Oprah, all would be sweet!

Ode To The Fruitcake Man (Poetry) - 8/11/2007 8:42:59 AM
Hey this will most definitly keep poetry alive!!!

Ode To The Fruitcake Man (Poetry) - 8/11/2007 8:41:56 AM
Hey this will most definitly keep poetry alive!!!

Voices of an Echo (Poetry) - 8/4/2007 4:31:33 PM
Captivating. Well done.

Voices of an Echo (Poetry) - 8/4/2007 2:11:16 PM
Interesting and very well written. Sometimes we need to get away and ignore the voices to find peace and tranquility..... Be safe, Karen

Voices of an Echo (Poetry) - 8/4/2007 11:01:25 AM
hey =) i mostly like the idea you have going on here. the repetition of your title/motif is well placed but you know what i think would step this piece up a lil...? modifying your presentation of the piece... i think the way you have broken it into two line tidbits makes the ideas too small... you know when you eat mini M&Ms individually and you cannot taste the chocolate at all...? kinda like that... i think it you take each section of 'voices of an echo' and make it one stanza an echo in a lonely world can be a best friend or maybe a worst enemy all depends on the message and throw in a little bit of punctuation to help the lines work seamlessly together and i think this piece would be such a jewel i absolutely adore the ending... youre right... they never stop so if you wanna hear them you gotta stop and hush yourself from the busyness and the stress, to make a conscious effort to hear these voices but... not everything you hear should be believed. and i think thats one of the hard things... filtering out what you should learn from and what you should learn to leave behind... well thought out =)

Our Fat Cat (Poetry) - 6/29/2007 8:27:22 AM
Beautiful and heartwrenching write. Wonderful photo too. I have lost some best friends as well, cats and dogs, and I feel your pain. I have a cat and when it is her time to leave, I am not sure I will be brave enough to have another. Waves of love }}}}}}}}}}} Barbara

Our Fat Cat (Poetry) - 6/29/2007 8:13:59 AM
Adorable write; and equally precious picture! Beautiful tribute to your kittycat! I am sorry for your loss! You are in my prayers, Dave! (((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( I know how it is to lose a pet; very heartbreaking!

Our Fat Cat (Poetry) - 6/29/2007 8:09:47 AM
I see you in kitty heaven sleeping on your back... feet in the air enjoying a tummy rub... no worries... no cares So sorry for your loss, Dave, and I truly believe they deserve a spot in Heaven, too. I very sadly lost my beloved orange tabby a few months ago; he was nearly 20 years old; and one of the best friends I ever had. They really do become a part of us.

Our Fat Cat (Poetry) - 6/28/2007 8:05:40 PM
Oh my,so very sad...Hugssssss

Our Fat Cat (Poetry) - 6/28/2007 6:22:28 PM
A fine remebrance; sadly bittersweet. My sympathy, Dave. Love and peace, Regis

Sweet Dreams (The Sequel) (Poetry) - 2/21/2007 8:39:20 AM
It is always an indeed pleasure to read such splendid real work such as this one. This is well written and adqaute in everyway. Thanks for sharing this with us all here on the Den.

Sweet Dreams (The Sequel) (Poetry) - 2/18/2007 12:51:30 PM
Thank you for sharing this delightful write, Dave. Love and peace to you, Regis

Sweet Dreams (The Sequel) (Poetry) - 2/18/2007 10:35:06 AM
Damn thats one big assed cat, it looks as if it can swallow the dog whole...LOL, Ed

Sweet Dreams (The Sequel) (Poetry) - 2/18/2007 10:32:13 AM
Too cool and too funny, too bad all species that are different couldn't learn to get along so well. Fee

Sweet Dreams (The Sequel) (Poetry) - 2/18/2007 10:00:22 AM
Such a sweet photo! Great story, Dave. Chrissy

Our Child (Poetry) - 1/4/2007 4:08:44 PM
This is so very touching, Dave. My heart goes out to all who have ever lost a child and your poem is a fitting and loving tribute. Love, CJ

Our Child (Poetry) - 1/4/2007 2:59:05 PM
It must have touched many grieving parents' hearts to see this in print at christmastime. It shows a lot of understanding. At a time when everyone is jovial, those who are missing a loved one must feel that others have no idea of their sadness. Very thoughtful of you. Connie

Our Child (Poetry) - 1/4/2007 1:56:59 PM
Sad but heartfelt. Very well done, Dave!

External Beauty of a Goddess (Poetry) - 12/24/2006 12:44:10 PM
Very lovely write. Chrissy

Hope (Poetry) - 12/17/2006 12:44:53 PM
Great Christmas write... Chrissy

Hope (Poetry) - 12/16/2006 9:31:45 AM
Dave...thanks for such a beautiful reminder to how important it is to have HOPE & FAITH. Glad to know you've had a second chance and you're doing something worthwhile with it.

Hope (Poetry) - 12/16/2006 8:25:14 AM
Thanks Dave~ I needed this one this morning! I know what you mean... Merry Christmas to you too! Great write! Love and Peace~ kimmy~

Hope (Poetry) - 12/16/2006 8:13:37 AM
Nicely Done!! Merry Christmas to you and yours! Love Tinka

Hope (Poetry) - 12/16/2006 7:43:05 AM
Your words ring true, Dave. For those who believe, there is always hope and "The Promise". Nice work. Take care, Sherry

Hope (Poetry) - 12/16/2006 7:28:01 AM
You are so right, Dave, with this thoughtful meditation on life. Hope was born in a manger and celebrated with an empty tomb. Life is tough, but God is waiting for each one to yield to Him through faith in Jesus, His Son. Then hope becomes reality even while the storms churn around us. Merry Christmas to you and yours! Connie

A Reflection of Life (Poetry) - 12/15/2006 4:55:52 PM
You touch my soul with this beautiful poem, Dave, and remind us all that through the hussle-bustle of the season, that the only important thing we need to do is take a moment to be thankful for the blessing and lessons bestowed upon us in the form of this beautiful Child. Merry Christmas to you, also. Your choice of nativity scenes is a beautiful one, the porcelain work is awesome. Take care, Sherry

A Reflection of Life (Poetry) - 12/15/2006 12:25:53 PM
Great offering Dave!! Love Tinka

A Reflection of Life (Poetry) - 12/15/2006 12:07:17 PM
Thanks for sharing, very nice write !! Merry Christmas....

External Beauty of a Goddess (Poetry) - 12/15/2006 11:46:13 AM
I am totally in love with a woman like this; she does not wear makeup or anything; she does not have to. She's also hurting me more than anyone ever has. So I can relate to your verses. Love and peace, Regis

A Reflection of Life (Poetry) - 12/15/2006 11:44:03 AM
Only love (compassion) will bring peace. The message is everlasting. We (earthians) seem to ignore it to our detriment. Thank you for the timeless reminder. Love and peace, Regis

External Beauty of a Goddess (Poetry) - 12/13/2006 7:15:07 AM
wow true love the realness here so many (men&women) working to get "that look" instead of whats real enjoyed

External Beauty of a Goddess (Poetry) - 12/11/2006 8:56:44 AM
Well written Dave!! Love Tinka

External Beauty of a Goddess (Poetry) - 12/10/2006 6:39:45 AM
I'm sure that there are view points like this for men as well. Many men who lead a nonsensical life looking for the perfect mate or soulmate; or some who are playboys, as they get old, they are loneliest men on earth. When they get old and everyone is away, or when they get old and even has a lot of so-called friend around them, but they are the loneliest creature on earth, and no one really loves them for who they are. Anyway, not really sure why I'm saying all these things; but this is true. Men feels more lonelier than women when they get old, used, and spent. Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)

External Beauty of a Goddess (Poetry) - 12/10/2006 6:35:27 AM

External Beauty of a Goddess (Poetry) - 12/10/2006 6:19:36 AM
Interesting viewpoint, Dave. I'm sure there are women like this around -- narcissistic, vain, and caught up in themselves ... Again, interesting viewpoint, nicely done. Warmest regards, CJ

Watching Eyes (Poetry) - 12/3/2006 3:34:01 PM
Intense. Chrissy

Survival said "Tell" (Poetry) - 12/3/2006 9:34:48 AM
I suppose they should get rid of pornography and stop sex crimes then. The fools.

Survival said "Tell" (Poetry) - 12/3/2006 7:57:03 AM
Thanks for sharing this with others. Chrissy

Watching Eyes (Poetry) - 11/15/2006 7:12:05 AM
Excellent poem wish all could experience this

I'm secure enough (Poetry) - 11/5/2006 3:39:33 PM
I, too, believe that I am secure enough, but you make an excellent point. When someone does something to us that they should not, the best way to handle it is to understand the insecurities that caused them to be so petty. At times, I have found it difficult not to laugh at people who say cruel things to me, especially those of little or no merit...but the grin and my shaking my head gives me away and usually takes all the wind from their words are needed from me at that point. Excellent write! Take care, Sherry

I'm secure enough (Poetry) - 11/5/2006 10:56:45 AM
Very good thanks for this. Hugs Angela

I'm secure enough (Poetry) - 11/5/2006 9:58:37 AM
This one should be posted on everyone's fridge... Chrissy

I'm secure enough (Poetry) - 11/5/2006 8:34:21 AM
Positive vibes.We ought to live by these mantras.Thank you for sharing. Bom Bhole! Roshan

I'm secure enough (Poetry) - 11/5/2006 6:53:56 AM
Very sage, Dave, and a very healthy way to look at life.

Forgiving... to forget (Poetry) - 10/25/2006 5:44:49 PM
Impressive write. Lots of emotion. Chrissy

Forgiving... to forget (Poetry) - 10/21/2006 1:43:08 PM
well being a wife of someone not interesting to change...I cannot really say much on this!! Please forgive me!! Love Tinka

Forgiving... to forget (Poetry) - 10/21/2006 11:22:47 AM
So many true thoughts and messages revealed here but the forgiving is often the hardest to accomplish. Fee

Beatrice Bakery (Poetry) - 10/5/2006 3:51:10 PM
Sounds like fun! I'm a fool for fresh baked anything... Chrissy

Living? In Isolation (Poetry) - 10/4/2006 1:01:22 AM
perfect discription of alcoholics. Thanks Hugs Angela

Beatrice Bakery (Poetry) - 10/3/2006 8:39:51 AM
Utterly charming write, Dave; very well done! BRAVO! (((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

Beatrice Bakery (Poetry) - 10/2/2006 8:08:04 PM
This is most humerous...and guess what I know several people who work in a local bakery...cant wait to give it to them...made me smile tonight as I read actually it made me laugh...we all need more laughter indeed...great job and unique! Blessings, Joyce Bowling

A Victim's Promise? (Poetry) - 9/30/2006 6:36:44 PM
Intense in it's agenda and realism of life, whether the victim is suffering from physical, sexual or mental abuse...the pain is never ending and all encompassing. You have captured this so well. Fee

A Victim's Promise? (Poetry) - 9/30/2006 3:02:42 PM
Excellent poem, Dave. Take care, Sherry

A Victim's Promise? (Poetry) - 9/30/2006 10:30:24 AM
Touching piece!! Love Tinka

A Victim's Promise? (Poetry) - 9/30/2006 9:53:09 AM
I found so much connection in this, Dave. Well expressed. Keep writing! (smiles) Tami

Shadows of the Past (Poetry) - 9/23/2006 10:44:31 AM
Emotive writing!! Love Tinka

Shadows of the Past (Poetry) - 9/23/2006 9:12:31 AM
Yes powerful piece with strong emotions captured in you words. Fee

Shadows of the Past (Poetry) - 9/23/2006 8:34:08 AM
Excellent write, Dave; glad to see you! You have been missed! (((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

Shadows of the Past (Poetry) - 9/23/2006 8:32:21 AM
I think I know where this came from cause I have been there. God says ask forgiveness and you will recieve. It is then up to you to accept it by letting it go in HIS hands. It no longer belongs to you because HE claimed it when you asked. Wonderful poem my friend!

Shadows of the Past (Poetry) - 9/23/2006 7:17:25 AM
dreaming of a future where the past doesn't have a say Something many struggle with, and as you say: It's easier said then done, but sometimes you just need to... "Let Go and Let God..."..

Living? In Isolation (Poetry) - 9/10/2006 8:18:21 AM
Thank you for sharing this. Chrissy

Living? In Isolation (Poetry) - 9/9/2006 5:26:44 PM
HAHA, my car port is the same, blasted tough n stubborn..

Living? In Isolation (Poetry) - 9/9/2006 1:17:14 PM
It is interesting that you should have picked the picture you did as I often think of that very image when I am searching for strength. Once while I was out hiking, I saw a huge rock with a very fine split in it and from that split a single blade of grass fluorished. As I eyed it, I wondered if perhaps it was the determination of that single blade of grass that had actually caused the split in that rock as it seemed to have grown up from the ground beneath the rock instead of being superficially rooted. This is an excellent poem, Dave, you have done an excellent job with the metaphor. Take care, Sherry

Living? In Isolation (Poetry) - 9/9/2006 9:41:38 AM
A stirring gentle hymn to life's innate ability to thrive in the face of adversity, and to the ability of human beings to salvage our own lives--if we make the conscious choice to do so--from the wreck we sometimes make of them. Thanks for the thought-provoking lines. Aberjhani

I Told You I Was Right (Poetry) - 7/19/2006 4:18:39 PM
And it's true, we're all right and we're all wrong; this is true in the illusion...(I think you may have just insipired me), thanks Dave.

Illusions (Poetry) - 7/19/2006 4:14:38 PM
I truely enjoyed the read, the photo too. Thanks Dave.

Simpler Times (Poetry) - 7/9/2006 4:36:40 AM
Well done!! Love Tinka

Simpler Times (Poetry) - 7/8/2006 11:56:41 AM
Wonderful write...

Simpler Times (Poetry) - 7/8/2006 3:50:20 AM
One with poetry,you. Excellent!

Simpler Times (Poetry) - 7/8/2006 3:10:03 AM
People used to crave getting out of the country. I think that's when the country started going all wrong. Simple values like respect, self-dignity, honest treatment and patience in waiting for the best to come along seem to have gone up in the ozone. Long live the peace of country and nature combined. Lovely poem Bro. Dave, cynth'ya lewis reed

Simpler Times (Poetry) - 7/7/2006 9:17:28 PM
There are still places like this here in the Sonoran Desert. Lovely words...

Simpler Times (Poetry) - 7/7/2006 6:30:45 PM
Interesting piece Dave and one we all wish we could revert to or at least hope our children's children will enjoy someday. Fee

Our World of Love (Poetry) - 6/19/2006 11:40:02 AM

Our World of Love (Poetry) - 6/16/2006 5:37:02 PM
What a wonderful poem!

Our World of Love (Poetry) - 6/16/2006 2:17:50 PM
A wonderful expression on the joy of love, B&R

Our World of Love (Poetry) - 6/16/2006 9:24:40 AM
Like Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Dave; don't you think? Thank you for sharing this loving offering. Love and peace to you, Regis

Our World of Love (Poetry) - 6/15/2006 6:43:36 PM
Hiya, Dave. Liked this a lot.

Our World of Love (Poetry) - 6/15/2006 12:23:15 PM
Sensual but more then that this poem expresses love of two people and the beauty of that love. Well done. Fee

New Jersey Bound (Poetry) - 6/1/2006 3:11:13 PM
Have a great trip!

New Jersey Bound (Poetry) - 5/31/2006 8:09:27 PM
Coming to NJ, huh? Did you get all your shots, as well as bringing along a bottle of something to take a shot of when sitting in traffic...better bring a radiation suit for all members of the family, as if not you could leave glowing in the dark, unless of course that sounds like a good idea to you...;) As well you better bring a passport, you never know when you might need it to cross into NJ...Say hello as you pass by, Rufuz will respond with a loud W00F...Enjoy your trip...Ed & Rufuz

New Jersey Bound (Poetry) - 5/31/2006 5:49:01 PM
I wish you all the best Dave! I'm originally from Belleville N. J. and the seashore was my second home. Been quite a few years since I've been there . Hope you have a great trip and keep that optimism no matter what! Hey Ed Matlack and his dog Rufuz,lives in Sea Isle;-) My prayers go with you,Enjoy! eT

New Jersey Bound (Poetry) - 5/31/2006 5:45:26 PM
I do wish you and yours a wonderful trip, Dave. Stay safe. Love and peace, Regis

New Jersey Bound (Poetry) - 5/31/2006 3:34:14 PM
You have a great attitude and I'm sure your trip will be fruitful and full of surprises. Loved this prose. Throughout most of my early childhood, we spent the entire summer at the Jersey shore. Have a great trip and I'll try to read your blogs. My best, Gloria

New Jersey Bound (Poetry) - 5/31/2006 3:13:51 PM
Sometimes going home isn't all it is cracked up to be. But I sincerely hope that is not the case with you. Actually, it sounds like a wind trip, thirteen states in fourteen days, even up there where the states a kinda small, that is some doing. Have fun. Write about it.

New Jersey Bound (Poetry) - 5/31/2006 2:35:34 PM
Have a wonderful trip, Dave, it all sounds pretty exciting. It is strange how the past seems to want to pin us into a certain slot of who we were at that given moment. We all grow and hopefully we learn from the mistakes we have made. Anyone who doesn't understand this is forgetting their own past. You will be doing a lot of traveling, but I have made that trip and it is doable...I did, however, inadvertantly blow through Delaware one night without even realizing it, so that is the only US state that I have not yet seen, though I guess I could say that I have been to Delaware. I hope the weather Gods will smile upon you and that your trip will be filled with many warm and touching memories. Take care, Sherry

The Old Babe (Poetry) - 5/29/2006 2:57:26 PM
I drove the same Dodge Caravan for eighteen years as our three kids grew up. It was a prototype (1984) 2.2 liter 4 cylinder engine and did not have a rear window wiper nor a passenger side mirror. We went all over the place with it. It served us very well indeed. I know that of which you write, Dave. Thank you. Love and peace to you, Regis

Why Not? (Poetry) - 5/29/2006 2:54:07 PM
Superbly meaningful sentiments, Dave. Thank you for sharing them. Love and peace to you, Regis

Why Not? (Poetry) - 5/14/2006 2:39:12 PM
I especially love the last paragraph!

Why Not? (Poetry) - 5/13/2006 10:02:31 AM
Well done!! Love tinka

Why Not? (Poetry) - 5/13/2006 9:43:25 AM
Bravo! I agree! Good to see you posting, Dave! Superb poem! eT

Why Not? (Poetry) - 5/13/2006 9:19:48 AM
Amen. Superb work, Dave Very wise questioning

The Old Babe (Poetry) - 5/7/2006 12:36:37 PM
Great ode to 'an old friend'...

The Old Babe (Poetry) - 5/7/2006 11:30:34 AM
Nice one Dave!! Love Tinka

The Old Babe (Poetry) - 5/7/2006 3:36:18 AM
I named my cars when I had them; now I just walk everywhere (or get a ride if people ask me when they see me walking); can't afford a car, not even a dead one! LOL Gas only makes the problems worse. Oh, well--God gave me two good legs (or as good as they can be); why not use 'em? It's good exercise! :) (((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

The Old Babe (Poetry) - 5/6/2006 7:40:32 PM
I am one of those people who has ascribed personality to my cars. This 'old babe' gave many years of trusted service and it's sad that she has been relegated to the lot but still she lives on in memory. Nice write Dave. Chanti

Dreams of a Haunted House (Poetry) - 4/8/2006 1:00:00 AM
We all seem to do what we must do, brother. I know what you write of. Love and peace to you, Regis

Dreams of a Haunted House (Poetry) - 4/4/2006 6:48:02 PM
I love haunted houses...

Dreams of a Haunted House (Poetry) - 4/4/2006 5:56:42 AM
Excellent write, Dave; very well done! BRAVO! (((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

Dreams of a Haunted House (Poetry) - 4/4/2006 5:53:57 AM
Well written Dave!! love Tinka

Dreams of a Haunted House (Poetry) - 4/3/2006 9:41:36 PM
This sounds like a chilling mystery! kind of like,Stephen King. Excellent Dave! Eileen

Papa Says Happy Birthday (Poetry) - 3/18/2006 5:28:48 PM
a wonderful birthday poem for your granddaughter ... life is full of gifts ...

Papa Says Happy Birthday (Poetry) - 3/15/2006 5:33:35 PM
Miracles DO happen and this is a testament to that fact. Wonderful and you'll share many more birthdays together! Jaycie shares a birthday with my mother(84). Happy Birthday dear one. May God continue to bless you. A beautiful reminder to those who lose faith, Dave...Lin

Papa Says Happy Birthday (Poetry) - 3/15/2006 2:41:38 AM
you’re a lil’ trooper you take it all in stride It seems children often show us the way. And Happy Happy Birthday to your little Jaycie.

Papa Says Happy Birthday (Poetry) - 3/14/2006 8:26:04 PM
God Bless....I am so happy for you and Jaycie Dave!! What a beautifuk birthday gift this is!! Happy Birthday little one!! Love Auntie Tinka

Papa Says Happy Birthday (Poetry) - 3/14/2006 7:43:24 PM
Awonderful birthday tribute to your beautiful granddaughter Jaycie!

Papa Says Happy Birthday (Poetry) - 3/14/2006 6:50:37 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jaycie! Dave thanks for sharing this with us! I'm so happy for all of the family, who can celebrate this event! You all have had more than your share.Have fun!;-) Eileen

Papa Says Happy Birthday (Poetry) - 3/14/2006 6:35:26 PM
Dave, Beautiful. What more can I say? God is good. :) Happy birthday, Jaycie. (((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

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