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Recent Reviews for Joy Leftow

Lipstick Diaries (Book) - 4/13/2007 8:02:51 AM
I just can't wait to get a hand on this book. Congratulations to you and the best of success in whatever you do. You are truly an inspiration. My best, Gloria

Spot Of Bleach & Other Poems and Prose (Book) - 8/28/2006 7:13:44 PM
"Spot of Bleach & Other Poems and Prose" by Joy Leftow is a book of decolorized, unselfish, self-expression. Joy's passion and introspect of people in all walks of her life is beyond inspiring. Thank you so much, Joy, for your eloquent writing, dedication to your social work profession, and for sharing your wonderful gifts!

Spot Of Bleach & Other Poems and Prose (Book) - 9/12/2005 12:04:08 PM
Vaughn T. Aiken, Author of My Soul is not for Sale! Poetry is a needed voice in society. Joy adds a powerful voice in a time where strong and powerful voices are needed to make society think about things. I am proud to call Joy my sister and friend in the struggle for social Justice.

The Longers (Short Story) - 12/9/2005 1:29:23 AM
hey, this is great! I am a big scifi fan and love anything about the future . . keep it up, I can't wait for the next installment. I'm going to track this so I'll know when the next one comes up..

Solstice (Article) - 4/16/2007 9:16:08 AM
This is so solid, meaningful prose and with so much imagination and symbolism. Thanks for sharing this. My best, Gloria

Menopause (Article) - 1/24/2006 5:06:16 PM

Solstice (Article) - 10/30/2005 9:19:00 PM
Vivid imagery. The scenes come to life as you read can almost feel the juice squelching on to your fingers. Nice little piece. :-) shoma

Solstice (Article) - 8/29/2005 12:13:06 PM
Very nice ... and reminiscent of the great outdoors that I do miss these days.

Menopause (Article) - 8/25/2005 3:50:05 AM
Hello Joy, Although I am a man, I am completely in agreement with this piece. I can identify with the concept of borrowed time. We are all living on borrowed time. It can stressful to know that one day, we will face the inevitable. Meanwhile, we must make the best out of every moment of life as it changes. Great write! Your thoughts were very moving and profound. Peace, Manes Pierre

Menopause (Article) - 8/17/2005 4:59:10 AM
Thanks JOY, Your article is well written. Being 73 years old I know the importance of holding all things dear to me, one day at a time. Please keep writing. Love , you made my day. Betty.

Flow like a River (Poetry) - 7/6/2008 10:02:28 AM
Easily read work, great message to it. Have found it a joy to read.

Flow like a River (Poetry) - 6/16/2008 1:10:33 PM
Hello Joy, I read your poem,"Flow like a River". I found it so full of great imagery one could actually see the river you speak of. Well done. Please feel free to visit my site here in the "Den"

Spot Of Bleach (Poetry) - 3/8/2008 9:01:46 PM
We carry so many things within, good and bad, and find them all hard to let go of, even if we wonder why. Thought provoking write. Thanks for sharing this.

Being Jewish (Poetry) - 3/4/2008 10:06:50 AM
A pleasure to read...perhaps if you managed to kill a few palestinians your jewishness migh've had a better ring to it:) Safi

Flow like a River (Poetry) - 1/27/2008 7:22:32 PM
Ah yes, don't you love that coming together into oneness aspect of a relationship? You describe it so well. I particularly enjoyed the two hands of the clock analogy of this open, easy flowing piece. Well done.

MY DAD AND ME (Poetry) - 1/9/2008 5:30:20 AM
Loss is a very terrible and sad thing. Times heals with the fond memories. There is so much vision and meaning in yoru prose that I'm in awe! This is beyong inspirational. You are a rich daughter and your dad, was a rich man in so many ways that it would be impossible to measure. God Bless. Gloria

I don't want to read... (Poetry) - 1/9/2008 5:24:29 AM
This is another amazing opus from Joy Leftow. You've done more than hit-the-nail-on-the-head! Writing is a very subjective thing. And this is a testament that we at least treat all writing with respect as with art. We don't need to like one's work especially if we don't approve of the subject matter. But we must all respect the potential and power of the written word. Thanks so much for sharing your gift. My best, Gloria

Tupelo Honey  (Poetry) - 12/27/2007 6:28:04 PM
Too painful for words. I guess you have to write to get this all outside of your being and to bless it. Thank you for sharing...

I don't want to read... (Poetry) - 12/27/2007 6:24:33 PM
Oh, Joy. You have written what lies buried in my heart. I love your straightforward, first-person, telling-like-it-is direct style. You shoot from the hip and take no prisoners. Where do I sign up to join your posse?

I don't want to read... (Poetry) - 10/1/2007 4:49:31 AM
I donít wanít to read a poem tonight .... Screw it then and continue to write. I enjoyed this. Walt

I don't want to read... (Poetry) - 10/1/2007 12:30:11 AM
You may not want to read, but I do. And you have penned a good one! Very well done, Joy! (((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

I don't want to read... (Poetry) - 9/30/2007 8:19:06 PM
But you wrote one that I enjoyed reading: excellent! (((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

MY MOTHER (Poetry) - 5/1/2007 3:49:24 PM
With Mother's Day near, I'm sure many will relate and appreciate this besides your good friend. Very interesting and creative prose. Thanks for sharing. My best, Gloria

MY MOTHER (Poetry) - 1/24/2007 11:00:01 AM
i see why it was published and how it may have eased the pain of the son this is a delicate tribute and you done it well

MY MOTHER (Poetry) - 1/23/2007 6:50:31 PM
Beutiful devotional write to your friends's mom. You are a caring and sensitive soul as well. Hugs, Laura

MY MOTHER (Poetry) - 1/22/2007 7:49:21 AM
Very moving write my friend, I devoured every word down to the last one. This would make a wonderful short've captured life, love, death, and wisdom from God! Beautiful glad that I stopped by on my lunch today, will visit again soon! Blessings, Joyce Bowling

MY MOTHER (Poetry) - 1/22/2007 4:09:12 AM
What a heartfelt tribute to a wonderful creative mom!!!!! The feelings are well-expressed in this one. Sandie May Angel :o)

The New - Nuyorican (Poetry) - 8/28/2006 7:31:20 PM
Wa-Hi? I always wondered what Wa-Hi was. Now I know Washington Heights. My best, Gloria

Spot Of Bleach (Poetry) - 5/29/2006 8:11:50 PM
A grea write..Lots of incite >>>>>>>>M

MY DAD AND ME (Poetry) - 5/29/2006 8:08:09 PM
Sometimes ,, pain is healed by forgivness..Now hes gone, keep moving forward.....M

Being Jewish (Poetry) - 4/13/2006 3:47:10 PM
Hi Joy, I have not heard from you for a while. Glad I found you today. I like this article. I am a Christian and I embrace the Jewish people. My undergraduate Thesis was What It mean To Be A Jew. Jesus was a Jew, I know a lot about the Jewish Religion. Thanks for sharing, Betty Torain

The New - Nuyorican (Poetry) - 1/12/2006 11:46:12 AM
I would have loved to hear you read this, Joy. God bless, Sandie.

Maybe Iíll Just Suicide Out (Poetry) - 1/11/2006 10:59:22 AM
Wow this was very deep but if someone is suicidal for real and reads this, they might do it!! This is excellent but should be with a ending of survival and not suicidal. I have a suicidal poem too my friend but it ends on why should I stay here and why i am not going out like that. This was very deep and i didn't know you had so many poems. I have to get your book as i will be in manhattan next week. This was very good but I don't want anyone to give up on life because i know there is a better way and you and i know that.

MY DAD AND ME (Poetry) - 1/11/2006 10:53:40 AM
God bless you as I hope that you have forgiven him even though it is hard. Take it from a pro of pain but we must forgive eventually right? For me i don't know when but i ask God to help me get over lifes thrown arrows each and everyday. I hope he apologized to you before he died but if he didn't God rest his soul.

MY DAD AND ME (Poetry) - 12/13/2005 2:49:09 PM
Be Ever So Grateful For Daddy Who Cared,i.e. Mine Bastard Who Kicked Me Around, Abused Me -He Can Continue To Burn In His Own Holy Hell! While All (Your) Death Is Inevitable,i.e.In Silence Make Your Amends Never Know In Blink Of An Eye You Will Be Gone To Answer To No One Not Even (God) Burioed In Same Like Casket... You Can Overcome... Credit For Write... TRASK

Tupelo Honey  (Poetry) - 12/9/2005 1:32:35 AM
This breaks my heart, tears me up cuz I got 8 children and am very blessed that they are all good kids, grown up and doing fine. An excellent piece.

The New - Nuyorican (Poetry) - 11/29/2005 10:02:29 PM
i went to see DEF POETRY JAM at the Apollo in Dec. 2003 ... had a great time ... performance poetry at its best ... i use to work in Inwood ... first time i heard of the Wa-Hi ... have to check it out ... enjoyed your poem ...

Spot Of Bleach (Poetry) - 11/18/2005 1:39:27 PM
Talk about UNIQUE!!! This write sure is! Love it!! vesna:)

Spot Of Bleach (Poetry) - 11/4/2005 6:31:42 PM
I can feel your voice as I read this and it leaves me wanting to hear more. Great write.

Maybe Iíll Just Suicide Out (Poetry) - 11/1/2005 9:50:33 AM
An excellent wrire Joy I know she a friend But she'll calling out for help And if it's just a write Then it's great just the same I enjoyed it William ......Peace & Love

Spot Of Bleach (Poetry) - 10/30/2005 9:14:41 PM
This is so well written. So much truth in the lines - Why even when we begin anew the old never lets go ... Miles of old lives travel within our thin, threadbared own

Spot Of Bleach (Poetry) - 10/24/2005 2:16:24 PM
Very well said, truly this poem is different from anything I have ever read before. You express the dress and the jealousy all so very well. Your ideas about the spot of bleach is eyecatching, marvelous, intelligent and witty. May you travel a long road to success with The Spot of bleach.

Dead Long Ago (Poetry) - 9/12/2005 5:01:35 AM
Joy, Generations only progress they really never change.

Dead Long Ago (Poetry) - 9/9/2005 4:50:09 PM
Engaging, raw stuff here, Joy. Very well done. Peace, Carolyn

Spot Of Bleach (Poetry) - 8/28/2005 2:43:30 PM
Great, great writing, images are excellent- clothes do hold such memories, that we feel we are parting with them if we let them go-this has such great meaning.

Being Jewish (Poetry) - 8/27/2005 5:10:22 PM
What about hossenfeffer incorporated?

Spot Of Bleach (Poetry) - 8/27/2005 5:08:38 PM
Excellent poem. I bow my pen to you.

Being Jewish (Poetry) - 8/19/2005 4:11:03 PM
Joy, I am a Devout Christian and I love Jesus . I feel Christ alive in me ....and I have many Jewish Friends that are precious to me and with whom I relate to better than others I know who are Christians.....Who Really knows. What is right for that person ....the lord , ( only one ) makes it right for them. thanks for sharing a unique piece of much interest. peace'', Rich Criso Suarez

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