Recent Reviews for Sandi Lyn Schraut
A short, not so sweet love story. (Short Story) - 5/30/2011 2:40:24 PM|
well done. well written short story that shared an important message...in love...in hate.
A short, not so sweet love story. (Short Story) - 2/10/2011 8:04:06 PM
My dear friend... many months have passed between my visits... life happened... and yet I am still moved by your ability to reach out take my hand and pull me into the emotions of your words...
A short, not so sweet love story. (Short Story) - 4/12/2010 9:41:12 AM
A short and well told, touching, story. You said so much with such few words. Well written.
A short, not so sweet love story. (Short Story) - 4/1/2008 11:07:26 PM
A short, not so sweet love story. (Short Story) - 3/14/2008 2:36:10 PM
This piece reminds me a little of the 60's song by Mary Wells..."Two lovers" and yet it is distinctively different in the way it is spun making love the central point of view with the reality of what is...is and can never be changed. Well done, Sandi
A short, not so sweet love story. (Short Story) - 3/13/2008 8:18:50 PM
Only Fool's Never Make Mistakes....
Your Just Rewards Are Not Of In This (Evil) Physical World...
Etal: (God) Threw Out That Rope Either You As I Hang On To It Or You Hang Yourself In The (Lasso) Loop...
I Can Show You Your Future Mate But, As All You Can't Believe In Beliving What I'd Show You,i.e. I Have Many Future Photos Of Many Thing's (Both Physical & Material ) In Lieu Of "NOT OF THIS WORLD"....
A short, not so sweet love story. (Short Story) - 3/13/2008 7:08:10 PM
It's the primal lonelines Sandi, ultimate, destructive and entered at great risk. This is a wonderful concise piece that touches the heartstone. Good writing, well done!
A short, not so sweet love story. (Short Story) - 3/13/2008 6:52:54 PM
All the heartbreak, heartache, anguish that lies beneath shows one incapable of forgiving one's self for the deeds of another. The guilt must be set aside to fullfill one's own quest in life. Guild is crippling and only leaves dispair. Be strong, see the light and you will learn to freely love another again. Relish in what CAN be changed and all else pack away, for all of life's experiences make us what we are at the moment.... All in all a well told story....
Be always safe,
My dance with breast cancer (Article) - 6/1/2012 10:32:48 AM
How fortunate you went in for the exam. Further delay may have been catastrophic. Good luck with your follow up treatment. Patrick
My dance with breast cancer (Article) - 5/29/2012 9:55:37 PM
Trask, drinking water , I agree however even that is polluted with God knows what! I eat organic whenever I can, have my own organic garden, try to do it all and yet jets go overhead spreading pollutants in the air with their exhaust, cars speed by doing the same and my neighbors spray lawns with stuff that is bound to cause cancer and a multitude of horrific things. I love my life, I am blessed in so many ways, and one of these ways is having friends like you that always are their offering advice, and comfort to my less than important existance. Thanks Trask
My dance with breast cancer (Article) - 5/29/2012 4:27:06 PM
Life Experience Tells Me That Any Disease Is Combo Of Diet As Things That Surround You Even Other Humans Contribute To Cancer As Any Disease...
Change Your Diet...Watch What You Eat--- EXP. Kidney Problems More People Should Learn Drink A Lot More Water Clean Keep Your Kidneys Cleaned Out!!
Above May Not Help Irrespective Keep Positive Healthy Attitude Mental Outlook On Yourself...
Etal: Start Taking Vitamin E 400 I U-- Bounty Vitamins Are Best Pure dl-Alpha--Works On Immune System,Heart,Blood,Skin and Circulatory
All in a day's work! (Article) - 6/20/2011 6:30:08 PM
At Very Least You Still Have Your Children And Grand Children...
I'd Say Those Are Great Earthly Rewards Which Most Us Do Not Have!
My Son Ain't Worth Power Shit Blow Him To Hell N Back...
Goodby to addicts! (Article) - 1/29/2011 8:41:42 PM
Beautiful expression of what is so common in our culture. Everyone living and breathing on this planet loves another that is addicted to something that has the potnetial to destroy them both.
A Paper Prison (Article) - 10/4/2009 7:05:33 AM
A Paper Prison (Article) - 4/8/2008 6:03:47 PM
So much for a paperless socirty...nice write!
Goodby to addicts! (Article) - 10/28/2007 5:22:23 AM
Excellent advice. We've also said good riddance to the addicts that we knew. Whether it's drug, alcohol or people addiction, they cab suck the life out of you. We are very proud of you for getting your degree, your self esteem in tact and moving on. Good for you friend.
Janet & Alan xoxoxo
Love Letters in Time (Article) - 5/29/2007 8:43:57 PM
Hi! Sandi, I read "Love Letters in Time". Great imagery. Metaphorically enchanting. You are a natural writer. Best of luck.
Please feel free to visit my site at www.freewebs.com/kendoo and also here in the "Den".
The Value of truth (Article) - 2/6/2007 11:28:52 PM
Hmm! We keep changing the goalposts so the game can go on. But, always, the truth circulates to haunt and ruin every game in due course. This is the promise of Love. Thanks for a fine honest write.
Big Deal (Article) - 1/4/2007 2:37:15 AM
Maybe we are too thin-skinned. We'd prefer to be like the unfeeling brutish folks (nothing phases HIM!). And we really cannot be totally objective (we are not logical like computers). So, we are thin-skinned and we get our feelings hurt too easily ... and that is what makes us into writers! Come to think of it -- we would not have it any other way. Write on!
Goodby to addicts! (Article) - 12/26/2006 2:10:17 AM
Deep feeling here, Sandi, and well expressed. I think it is very appropriate for you to withdraw from your attempts to nurture drug addicts. Someone once said (it might have been Jesus) "I love you but I don't like what you do." This statement sets up an adult frame for viewing an addict, instead of the parental frame where you try to nurture them. Nurturing only works when the food you offer is what the child seeks - all else will be rejected. My organization interacts with convicted criminals in jails, prisons, and juvenile detention facilities. We have found that about 80% of them are (or were and will be again) drug addicts. Everything from marijuana to heroin to crack and methamphetamine. The drugs provide them with a "world" where they can be high and empowered and happy - as opposed to living in their sober "normal" selves which are depressed, afraid, self-damaging and awful. The use of drugs makes their "normal" life even worse, as they lose family and friends, and their perceived need for the release of drugs increases. These people live in a speedily descending spiral. And they are very seldom looking to be rehabilitated; they are looking for drugs. You found that you have nothing to offer them because they were looking for right-now euphoria rather than someday salvation. Dave Harm expressed it perfectly, I think. He made his own personal decision (12 years ago) to be sober, and he still makes that decision every day. Your essay is well expressed as a stated closure on a bad situation. Well done.
Dating Ronnie Last Chapter (Article) - 10/8/2006 7:56:30 PM
Great stuff! You are one sexy writer! Cheers.
Dating Ronnie part 1 (Article) - 10/8/2006 7:42:20 PM
You've done well with this...establishing the era and the feelings of fear and new independance. jim
Love Letters in Time (Article) - 9/13/2006 2:35:39 PM
BEAUTIFUL !!! Its so romantic and heartfelt ! ........
A Paper Prison (Article) - 9/13/2006 2:32:58 PM
Great article with provoking thoughts......
Good Chemistry (Article) - 9/13/2006 2:30:51 PM
Great article. I worked in Mental Health for years and found it quite rewarding....
Self discovery (Article) - 8/31/2006 6:25:23 AM
It's wonderful that you're taking responsibility for your own happiness and trying to influence your life experience! Good for you, Sandi! Good article!
Goodby to addicts! (Article) - 7/2/2006 9:10:59 PM
wow, that was intense and full of feeling.
The Queen and the Wolf (Article) - 7/2/2006 12:58:25 PM
*howls with approval* I hope you write more like this, it's the kind of beautiful shapeshifter myth that few people would ever hear, but sorely need. ^_~
...beats a frog any day...
Goodby to addicts! (Article) - 5/7/2006 7:27:12 AM
Thanks for sharing this beautiful article - Could not have said it as well but I know it will help some victims as well as those who love and are effected by these adictions to come to realize that they are loved and they need not do harm to their minds and bodies by finding another god - That they have the only Father God, Son and Holy Spirit (The Trinity) they need to carry them through this Valley Of Tears - Marguerite The Little Flower
Goodby to addicts! (Article) - 4/8/2006 11:22:35 PM
Good advice and common sense.
The world is in short supply of common sense.
I don't have much patience with people who screw up their lives and then expect to be rehabilitated with charity, only to screw up again and again and again. Anyone who would waste their lives on something that has no redeeming value, can stay in their gutter. The rest of us have a life to live and being another crutch for those who can't hold themselves together isn't my idea of common sense.
Goodby to addicts! (Article) - 4/8/2006 8:52:09 AM
Excellent letter... as an addict, I know how easily it is to manipulate the ones you "love" into your addiction and fantasy world.
In recovery, bridges still haven't been rebuilt even though I've been sober for close to 12 years. I hold no bitterness nor anger - I do understand their uncertainty. But someday, in God's time, we will be reunited and I can wait. The only thing I can do is be clean and sober, when that time comes.
For every co-dependent, don't think about it, don't believe the stories - run! It's your life and health that you should be concerned with - not theirs. They made their choice - now it's time to make yours...
Big Deal Part #3 (Article) - 9/30/2005 11:24:03 PM
Self-acceptance and self-love are a tough find, but I can see that you're well on your way. Good for you! It's taken me a very long time to find peace within, and even though I still struggle (often!), I'm learning to be ok with ME.
I'll be back to read more of your work :) Thanks.
Big Deal Part 2 (Article) - 9/30/2005 11:17:05 PM
You have no idea how much I connect with this piece. Sheesh, if I get started, I'll fill this whole box (yikes!)
And why haven't I read you before? Geez, I really need to get out more. (lol)
Time Slide (Poetry) - 11/13/2013 6:05:49 AM
so you say well
Time Slide (Poetry) - 11/11/2013 5:23:29 PM
"He said, she said," the writer bored us so.
But "I said," now that's a different song indeed
It delights and soothes and moves us
Like a nickel sack of weed.
Time Slide (Poetry) - 11/11/2013 12:09:50 PM
Nice poetry with timely thoughts and observations. Oh, the aching back... I sympathize with you on this Sandi. Come visit my site and plan along with me in my garden, also back breaking work, but such a pleasure to me. Pass the ice pack, please!
Joy L. Hale
Time Slide (Poetry) - 11/11/2013 9:51:59 AM
Pointing out the signs of growing older. Time is relentless in pursuit of our lives.
Time Slide (Poetry) - 11/11/2013 3:45:56 AM
good poem - so I say.
Winter frosting (Poetry) - 3/1/2013 5:53:14 PM
nice poem--tho where I am I wish the snow would go far away-LOl
Winter frosting (Poetry) - 11/27/2012 7:14:51 AM
Now here is a poem I can FEEL! Good use of description and imagitive title as well. Thanks Sandi!
~ Z . B. M c C l u r e
Winter frosting (Poetry) - 11/26/2012 7:42:27 AM
It always seems to. Later, there comes the howling wind and bitter cold that makes it so unbearable.
Winter frosting (Poetry) - 11/26/2012 4:53:08 AM
a beautiful vision shared
Life/Death part 2 (Poetry) - 10/29/2012 9:03:46 PM
Your good positive attitude will help. Bless you. R
Life/death (Poetry) - 10/26/2012 6:04:14 PM
Your words remind me of the fragility of life; I also deal with some issues but probably not nearly as serious as yours. Love and best wishes,
With Luck! (Poetry) - 10/26/2012 1:44:19 PM
With Luck! (Poetry) - 10/26/2012 12:53:39 PM
I'm thinking this wee babe already knows love. Patrick
With Luck! (Poetry) - 10/26/2012 6:19:23 AM
A beautiful description of how a human life grows in the womb. Nine months seems too long for the impatient grandmother.
Life/Death part 2 (Poetry) - 10/25/2012 6:58:37 PM
That is wonderfully positive and uplifting. Thank you for sharing, Sandi. Love and peace,
The goal unsought (Poetry) - 10/25/2012 6:57:41 PM
If it is "lovely" then perhaps the "lonely" can be overlooked. I just don't find that to be the case. I do not like the scent of "lonely." Thank you for sharing this meaningful write, Sandi. Love and best wishes,
With Luck! (Poetry) - 10/25/2012 6:56:09 PM
Such is life. Thank you, Sandi. Love and best wishes,
Life/Death part 2 (Poetry) - 10/15/2012 6:11:29 PM
Its good to know we all have friends who care-well done
Life/Death part 2 (Poetry) - 6/1/2012 10:23:51 AM
Attitude counts! Stay positive and it will be its own reward. Friendship can be a powerful force. Patrick
Life/Death part 2 (Poetry) - 6/1/2012 4:12:36 AM
Stay strong and well;
all healing to you
Life/Death part 2 (Poetry) - 5/30/2012 12:43:12 PM
Yes indeed, to survive the fear of breast cancer, it takes a little help from your friends. And even caring strangers.
Life/Death part 2 (Poetry) - 5/29/2012 4:28:58 PM
Read Review Your Article ...
Life/death (Poetry) - 5/29/2012 10:38:04 AM
Well the news is good, no metastisis noted in lymph glands, and the surgeon believes she got all of the tumor. Just 6 weeks of radiation to go through and also will need anti-estrogen medication like tamoxifin to take to prevent any tumor regrowth. I do appreciate all the prayer and support given me. Thank you all and God Bless! Sandi
Life/death (Poetry) - 5/6/2012 2:58:14 PM
'...HOPE IS SO IMPORTANT NOW, AND PRAYER...' I'VE JUST PRAYED FOR YOU, SANDI. AND MAY THE HEALING THAT FLOWS FROM ABOVE BE YOURS...MAKING YOU EVERY BIT WHOLE...IN JESUS NAME. AMEN AND HALLELUJAH! GOD BLESS YOU. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING. LOVE AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Life/death (Poetry) - 5/6/2012 7:28:42 AM
Best wishes for your treatment, and I hope it turns out well without too much pain. It looks like you caught it early.
Life/death (Poetry) - 5/5/2012 4:31:18 PM
Power and healing to you, Sandi,
you will come through with flying colours
Life/death (Poetry) - 5/5/2012 4:57:05 AM
My prayers are with you Sandi
Life/death (Poetry) - 5/5/2012 2:33:41 AM
All the best to you, Sandi.
Life/death (Poetry) - 5/4/2012 11:27:39 PM
I shall pray for the best, Sandi...but it is so dear to have that support from loved ones.
Life/death (Poetry) - 5/4/2012 8:05:21 PM
Oh dear oh dear. Hope is a positive force. Will is stronger. Keep posting, I am on your team Sandi! Patrick
Everyday Reality (Poetry) - 3/25/2012 8:16:19 AM
Keep writing though truth is hard sometimes, but God is good and helps alot.
Peace & Grace come quickly & stay throughout this year.
I miss the glow (Poetry) - 12/28/2011 6:31:25 PM
a poem from the heart... nicely penned. I pray you find the peace you sincerely yearn for in the company of a close family and caring, warm-hearted friends.
A Mundane Life (Poetry) - 11/10/2011 6:01:46 PM
Aww, Sandy, this is so nice. It is a mundane life in some ways, but so rich and full of opportunities. To impact our world by the way we bring up our children is an enviable life. Children are an incomparable blessing, in spite of the work and worry they provide.
If every parent had your outlook, it would be a better world indeed!
A Mundane Life (Poetry) - 11/5/2011 9:16:45 PM
I believe you have humbly glorified motherhood-kudos to you Sandy!!!
A Mundane Life (Poetry) - 11/3/2011 2:51:16 PM
100% unique to every loving parent.
Hmmm, it's not quite the same the world over, to be sure.
A Mundane Life (Poetry) - 11/2/2011 3:33:13 PM
diurnal tedium is sometimes a happy medium
A Mundane Life (Poetry) - 11/2/2011 12:49:41 AM
This is so wrong. Women are the teachers', they are challenged to be harvesters and not planters. men are the planters and have reduced the harvesters to bovine indolence and ignorance - surprised at you Sandi and you also John. children do not want to be born!!!
A Mundane Life (Poetry) - 11/1/2011 8:21:30 PM
There's nothing mundane about this life
or this poem, Sandi, a proper tribute
to the mothers of the world who do,
as far as i'm concerned, a far more noble
and important job than most of our more
advertised high profilers.
Bless you for this work.
A Waiting Game (Poetry) - 10/21/2011 3:45:40 PM
Indeed it is a waiting game, waiting for you to be my winter warmer. ; )
Where has the year gone, soon it will be a new year that has crept up on us faster than it should. 1975? Hmmmm, and you look so young and mmm mmm in this year I'm in!
Top write, I wonder what 76 will bring.
A Waiting Game (Poetry) - 10/21/2011 6:54:58 AM
As you said... we wait. I like the flow of your poem; the words are stirring. Lovely photo depicting a glorious season.
Joy L. Hale
A Waiting Game (Poetry) - 10/21/2011 12:18:21 AM
KNOWING WHAT TO EXPECT AND PREPARING FOR IT...THERE IS A HUGE BLESSING IN THE 'WAITING'. GREAT POEM AS WE 'SPY' THE CHILL AHEAD. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Howl at the moon (Poetry) - 9/30/2011 5:56:30 AM
Sounds like a plan Sandi, does it work? Much enjoyed the poem.
Everyday Reality (Poetry) - 9/25/2011 9:01:34 PM
Sadly, what you state is true for most. I experienced what you share here. I have been given another chance and I am grateful. Thank you for making me realize how fortunate I am. Love and best wishes,
Howl at the moon (Poetry) - 9/25/2011 8:14:54 PM
Thank you. I needed this !!!
When you're right, you're right. :)
Dance away, luv. Rant, rave, & howl ! Listen closely, hear me echo!!
x:)x Phyllis xOx
Everyday Reality (Poetry) - 9/25/2011 12:55:20 PM
Yep: That's the way it is, all right but just hang in there = Everything passes away; con't hang on to anything, so just let it go.
Howl at the moon (Poetry) - 9/25/2011 12:49:59 PM
WOW Is that what it takes to be happy? 'lfaid I will never make it.
Everyday Reality (Poetry) - 9/24/2011 5:12:23 AM
Your life sounds a bit like mine. Living on SS is very difficult. I always have more month than money. Pray is all I can do.
Blessings to you,
Everyday Reality (Poetry) - 9/23/2011 8:39:25 PM
This is so true to the human condition. A wise man once told me "take charge - your destiny is for you to decide" I'm still workin on that.
Tool for change (Poetry) - 7/22/2011 4:49:01 AM
You have said quite a piece here Sandi. Everything you said in your verses here has meaning. But what I liked most about this poem are these lines;
"In God I trust, in government I suspect,
in man I watch and wait.
In hope, love, and chocolate, and my family
I have unfailing belief"
There are not truer words than these. I hope your otherwise sad day is much brighter after writing these words. Thank you for sharing.
May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love, and who love you, and be with you always, and by your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), Barbie
Tool for change (Poetry) - 7/21/2011 4:32:13 PM
There is much substance and meaning to what you have expressed in your verses, Sandi; much to reflect upon. I like the hopeful ending as well. Love and best wishes to you,
Tool for change (Poetry) - 7/21/2011 3:48:41 AM
Nicely done, Sandi !
Tool for change (Poetry) - 7/20/2011 1:36:07 PM
and if it is a dark chocolate...even better as it is much healthier and will definitely make a good difference.
Tool for change (Poetry) - 7/17/2011 2:13:13 PM
This was very beautiful Sandi, Yes you can make a difference, keep writing...Have missed you.
Much peace, love and light,
Tool for change (Poetry) - 7/17/2011 10:26:31 AM
A powerful read that excited my thoughts about "making a difference." I believe, that if everyone does their own small part in this fight, that we will eventually make a difference. Small numbers can lead to more numbers and soon, we are halfway there. A thought provoking and very good read.
Joy L. Hale
Fading Light (Poetry) - 7/14/2011 3:29:50 PM
Extraordinary and haunting eloquence!
One day at a time (Poetry) - 6/24/2011 7:39:14 AM
I appreciate the truth spoken in your words; yesterday is gone and today has a clean slate. Words of wisdom written from a heart that understands the value of living "just for today." Excellent read!
Joy L. Hale
The Value of loving Mothers (Poetry) - 5/30/2011 2:42:13 PM
Tornado Alley (Poetry) - 5/25/2011 9:11:35 PM
Just Suffer With Unjust-You Others May Call It Nature?
Nature Is (God) Talking To Humanity...
Glad You Are Safe...
Tornado Alley (Poetry) - 5/25/2011 9:07:09 AM
Such a horrible situation, Sandi. I hope you are safe. Love and best wishes,
Tug of seasons (Poetry) - 3/23/2011 4:44:00 AM
Filled with wonderful phrases of weather's imagery, it's inspiring. It's coming, it's coming! Thanks for the pep talk.
Tug of seasons (Poetry) - 3/21/2011 8:45:44 PM
A fine poem to welcome the new season, Sandi. Thank you for sharing. Love and best wishes,
Tug of seasons (Poetry) - 3/21/2011 8:39:48 PM
Their Are Worse Things Than Winter Comes Spring As Japans Horrifying 9.0 Earth Quake(s)...
I Said (God) Talks To Nobody No One Being-That Earthquake Was Is His Word--Is Only Beginning Whats Come Too Pass...
Your Write Is Hope For Weary Illuminating...
Seeing the invisible (Poetry) - 3/3/2011 7:19:17 PM
Impressive and inspiring writing...
Be always safe,
Seeing the invisible (Poetry) - 3/3/2011 5:21:58 PM
A most interesting and thought-inciting account, Sandi. Thank you for sharing it. Love and best wishes,
Seeing the invisible (Poetry) - 3/3/2011 3:54:14 PM
This hits hard when someone you love endures such halucinations and terrors in his daily life. I can picture you sharing information such as this with your nurse-students. May God bless your efforts to educate and prepare them to deal with the needy ones who await them.
Lost Love Blues (Poetry) - 3/2/2011 5:41:18 AM
A mournful message but so beautifully penned!
Lost Love Blues (Poetry) - 3/1/2011 8:10:23 PM
You share a sad but universal and timeless theme of this life/world, Sandi. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,
Ghosts of the past (Poetry) - 2/21/2011 7:11:44 PM
LOvely poem. I'm glad I stopped by.
The long dim road, art by Arthur Wesley Dow (Poetry) - 1/27/2011 1:03:45 PM
Regis is right because I know I can identify with these words. You have writtern a very emotional laden poem for us to enjoy. Thank you for sharing.
May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister, Barbie
The long dim road, art by Arthur Wesley Dow (Poetry) - 1/12/2011 1:48:29 PM
I am sure many can relate to the theme that you share via your verses here, Sandi. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,
From here, where? (Poetry) - 1/2/2011 2:22:30 AM
From here, where? (Poetry) - 1/1/2011 11:45:44 AM
You express a universal theme of this life, Sandi; one with which I am very familiar. Thank you for sharing. Love, peace, and best wishes,
From here, where? (Poetry) - 1/1/2011 6:05:22 AM
good pertinent subject in this age of seemingly non-committal interchangeable relationships. i like this...patmedlin
The Value of loving Mothers (Poetry) - 12/15/2010 1:40:53 AM
The Value of loving Mothers (Poetry) - 12/12/2010 12:52:42 AM
Fantastic. You're so very eloquent in your writing method. It shows care and a love of honest writing. Being a 'House Husband/Father' for a while. So I am in tune also.
Brilliant work Regards steve,
The Value of loving Mothers (Poetry) - 12/11/2010 9:36:56 PM
This angel is a loving mother
who cares for others unconditionally
A fine tribute to loving mothers, Sandi. Thank you for sharing it. Love and best wishes to you,
reflections on life (Poetry) - 10/19/2010 10:18:51 AM
Sometimes our lives are dictated by others when we are children. When that happens, the tears of the soul will never stop, and the scars will never heal. When a mother grabs a hold of your heart and clenches it tightly, you just feel like you are going to die, but yet you carry on for some unknown reason.
Is this unknown reason a part of God's plan for those of us who have been abused? Is it our lot in life to suffer in the flesh to be taken home one day and live in peace with our Father God and our brother Jesus?
Whatever it is, the wisdom of this piece is definitely hard for some of us to follow. You know it is strange though. I can counsel others and help heal their suffering, but I cannot heal my own soul. I wonder why that is? Don Williams said it best in his song Some Broken Hearts Never Mend.
"Some broken hearts never mend,
some memories never end,
some tears will never dry,
my love for you will never die."
My love for my mother will never end, but my heart will never mend and my bittersweet memories will never end because they bring the tears that will never dry.
You give very wise advice here Sandi, but it is so hard for some of us to follow.
May the Lord Bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and walk by your side. With love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister Barbie.
reflections on life (Poetry) - 9/2/2010 2:13:19 PM
Life is what we choose to make of it, and how much we are willing to try. Wonderful piece of solace and truth...
Be always safe,
reflections on life (Poetry) - 9/2/2010 10:17:03 AM
You share a universal and timeless theme of this world/life, Sandi. Sad but true. Thank you. Love and best wishes,
reflections on life (Poetry) - 9/2/2010 7:03:45 AM
Sandi, you echo the sentiments of many who will read this finely crafted poem...Lovely work.
Peace, love and light,
reflections on life (Poetry) - 9/2/2010 4:37:33 AM
i like this...so sad yet truth for some i suppose
reflections on life (Poetry) - 9/2/2010 3:36:21 AM
Great writing indeed..Hugsss
reflections on life (Poetry) - 9/2/2010 2:04:03 AM
Well written poem, Sandi
His plan for me? (Poetry) - 8/1/2010 7:16:30 AM
It never ceases to amaze me how many people talk about God as if the essence of God could ever be separate from our own. We need broaden our scope, stretch our minds and stop anthropomorphizing God.
His plan for me? (Poetry) - 7/31/2010 7:01:38 PM
Well penned! Enjoyed the read.
His plan for me? (Poetry) - 7/31/2010 6:49:09 PM
Sandi, it seems there is a lot of soul searching going on these days..
I believe that we are destined to walk the path that has been chosen..
Yes, choices can change some outcomes, but never totally, because I know that in the end it will be what it was destined to be..
Deeply moving poetry!
Peace, love and light,
His plan for me? (Poetry) - 7/31/2010 6:09:49 PM
thought provoking read
His plan for me? (Poetry) - 7/31/2010 5:05:06 PM
Your questions elicit reflection, Sandi; they are of universal and timeless importance. Thank you. Love and best wishes,
No ending (Poetry) - 7/26/2010 2:09:19 AM
Delightfully done, Sandi
No ending (Poetry) - 7/25/2010 8:17:22 PM
One Of Your Best!
No ending (Poetry) - 7/25/2010 6:11:13 PM
This is just so lovely and so right on. I love your flow.
Peace, love and light,
No ending (Poetry) - 7/25/2010 12:06:52 PM
No ending (Poetry) - 7/25/2010 12:36:24 AM
Beautiful and so true.
The Garden of the Moon (Poetry) - 6/29/2010 5:59:37 AM
Sandi, I really love this poem. The images are wonderful.
The Garden of the Moon (Poetry) - 6/26/2010 8:30:38 PM
Your Most Romantic Yet-Kool...
The Garden of the Moon (Poetry) - 6/26/2010 4:25:45 AM
Sandi, I love the quietness this write relays to the reader. One would have a very difficult time noticing the white wolf running through the whispered snows. Well done. Thanks for sharing.
The Garden of the Moon (Poetry) - 6/26/2010 3:30:22 AM
The Garden of the Moon (Poetry) - 6/26/2010 1:05:17 AM
Super work, Sandi
The Garden of the Moon (Poetry) - 6/25/2010 10:19:25 PM
Graphic image and verses very effectively complement one another in this lovely offering. Thank you, Sandi. Love and best wishes,
A birds life (Poetry) - 6/2/2010 3:42:40 AM
Who has never dreamed of being a bird? Of returning to that state of freedom that humans must have known thousands of years ago... Sweet poem on a universal longing.
I whispered wrong! (Poetry) - 5/10/2010 1:29:35 AM
Very good, Sandi !
I whispered wrong! (Poetry) - 5/9/2010 5:18:18 AM
Very well said my friend! We all need to slow down and move one step at a time toward our destiny. I loved reading this, thank you for sharing!
Much peace, love, and light,
I whispered wrong! (Poetry) - 5/8/2010 10:58:08 PM
I love the ending. The kite with many colors speaks volume about many good things.
Sandie Angel :o)
I whispered wrong! (Poetry) - 5/8/2010 10:19:52 PM
Well done. A pleasure to read. And it's true, one cannot do a million things this instant. Baby steps is what it's about, but still they have to be taken in the direction you want to go.
I whispered wrong! (Poetry) - 5/8/2010 9:20:01 PM
The answer is blowin' in the wind, the pace of life twirling just about right on one of those whimsical fish Amish windvanes, I whispered wrong shows us the pace of life displays itself in those times we can capture a hat on a cat or a Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat...yea, we're aware of all these things you mention, but you're right "the truth is that I cannot do a million things this instant". Happy Mothers Day, Sandi! And what a line this is!
"a kite with many colors floats
with whiskey on its breath"
I whispered wrong! (Poetry) - 5/8/2010 9:16:15 PM
For some reason, your poem makes me think of "Alice in Wonderland." Interesting, Sandi. Thanks for sharing. Love and best wishes,
Without an end in sight (Poetry) - 4/12/2010 9:46:19 AM
Spoken from the heart, that is what makes this poem so wonderful. An emotional, powerful and beautiful write.
Without an end in sight (Poetry) - 4/11/2010 5:33:24 PM
A DEEP EMOTIONAL WORK...THE AGONY OF A LOVE RELATIONSHIP THAT MUST END. IT TELLS OF THE HARD TUGS AND PULLS AT ONE'S REASON FOR LIVING...WITHOUT THE 'ADDICTION' OF THE PAIN...WHICH HURT SO MUCH...BUT WHICH IS SO MISSED. ONE CANNOT DO THIS KIND OF 'DETOX' ALONE...BUT, THROUGH MUCH PRAYER AND FAITH IN AN ALL POWERFUL GOD, IT CAN BE DONE. YOU ARE NOT ALONE, SANDI...WE ALL STRUGGLE, OR HAVE STRUGGLED OR WILL STRUGGLE WITH SOMETHING OR SOMEONE THAT'S NEGATIVELY EFFECTING US, BUT WHICH IS NOT EASY TO END. HOWEVER, THE WORD OF GOD IS TRUE AND REMEMBER THE WORD SAYS, 'I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST THAT STRENGTHENS ME'. YOU AND GOD, CAN DO IT. THANKS FOR SHARING AND I AM PRAYING FOR YOU. GOD BLESS AND LOVE, JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Without an end in sight (Poetry) - 4/11/2010 9:11:46 AM
As honest as you are
Ghosts of the past (Poetry) - 4/10/2010 8:28:47 PM
Sandi, My mom just went through cancer surgery and the kindness of the nurses stands like a lighthouse against the storm. Thank you for what you do. Patrick
Without an end in sight (Poetry) - 4/10/2010 8:21:15 PM
Quite a soul wrenching write. Clearly you have made the right decision, deeply within your being you know you are right and now at peace without him!
Much peace,love, and light,
Without an end in sight (Poetry) - 4/10/2010 7:09:26 PM
Truly a soul-reaching poem, Sandi. I can relate to what you express via your verses here. May you be well. Love and best wishes,
Ghosts of the past (Poetry) - 4/10/2010 7:07:12 PM
Oh hun I have so much to say! I am a nurse who deals with emotional stuff every day! I am a psych nurse, a catagory of nursing poorly appreciated until the mind has righted itself in the bathwater of dirty psychosis! Sometimes it never happens, and yet we always try, we always offer support and caring!
Ghosts of the past (Poetry) - 4/10/2010 5:51:47 PM
It's an interesting subject for poetry and I wonder if you would be interested in writing a piece from a closer distance and by appealing to the senses. I have the impression that there would be so much to learn, in poetic form, from the particular experience and emotions of a nurse.
Lovely ghost from the past, really.
Ghosts of the past (Poetry) - 3/25/2010 5:01:41 AM
A sweet tribute to nurses.
Ghosts of the past (Poetry) - 3/24/2010 9:58:08 PM
A worthy tribute
Ghosts of the past (Poetry) - 3/24/2010 7:23:19 PM
A fine tribute to some incredible people, Sandi. I could not do what they do and I thoroughly respect them. Thank you. Love and best wishes,
Seasons end (Poetry) - 3/9/2010 2:28:39 AM
Seasons end (Poetry) - 3/8/2010 9:19:21 AM
The powerful imagery that you have used really brings to mind your theme, Sandi. Oddly, we've had no winter so far here in southwestern British Columbia, Canada. Love and best wishes,
Seasons end (Poetry) - 3/8/2010 7:13:38 AM
Excellent poem- very visual and palpable. Especially liked your line 'taking with it a dozen cold memories'. Also loved the jungle cat simile! YES! Spring may have cower a bit longer- but it is inevitable.
Seasons end (Poetry) - 3/8/2010 5:06:42 AM
Watchman (Poetry) - 2/13/2010 9:33:22 PM
You certainly provide substance for pause for thought, Sandi. Thank you for sharing this meaningful write. Love and best wishes,
The new year (Poetry) - 1/4/2010 1:59:16 PM
we never know, but we can be sure it will be a little bit of both! very thought-provoking.
The new year (Poetry) - 1/3/2010 6:23:55 AM
Excellent poem Sandi.All the best to you for the new year.take care
The new year (Poetry) - 1/3/2010 12:01:12 AM
Top drawer. So very true, you write about every mans life so succinctly.
Triff to see you're still on top form.
The new year (Poetry) - 1/2/2010 9:12:58 PM
very nice, I love It
It's in the threads (Poetry) - 12/16/2009 2:46:12 AM
Excellent work, Sandi.
Heart-safe (Poetry) - 11/12/2009 11:56:30 AM
I can completely relate to the meaningful sentiments that you share within your verses here, Sandi. Thank you. Love and best wishes,
The drug I need (Poetry) - 11/12/2009 11:55:26 AM
A fine ode to a fine brew, Sandi. Love and best wishes,
It's in the threads (Poetry) - 11/12/2009 11:54:38 AM
Substance to reflect upon, Sandi. Thank you. Love and best wishes,
It's in the threads (Poetry) - 11/11/2009 9:45:00 PM
Very true, and very well penned, Sandi. Excellent!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
By the title, was wondering if this was about sheets (thread count). The more you have, the softer they are. LOL
It's in the threads (Poetry) - 11/11/2009 8:55:50 PM
so true, well put
A Full Plate (Poetry) - 11/3/2009 11:08:58 PM
a great walk through a day, and a full plate life
The drug I need (Poetry) - 10/29/2009 11:12:37 AM
One Of Your Z Best Is The Trick...
Your Friend, TRASK
The drug I need (Poetry) - 10/29/2009 3:22:44 AM
I'll drink to that.
Just got French Vanilla myself.
One day at a time (Poetry) - 9/25/2009 6:18:49 PM
Very well said, always live in the moment, it's all we have. Never worry over what was or what is coming, just what is at the moment.
Peace, love, and light,
Heart-safe (Poetry) - 8/20/2009 12:50:08 PM
Whole Idea Is To Remain INTACT!
A Full Plate (Poetry) - 8/20/2009 4:04:31 AM
Wow, one could read a lot into this fancy full of delicious metaphors. Pass the salt please. lol ;)
Heart-safe (Poetry) - 8/20/2009 4:00:59 AM
I was always an adrenaline junkie, always hurt too. That is until I met Alan. I am safe, secure and starry eyed too. You CAN have it all. However, if I personally could only have one, I'd take safe and secure. JMHO. You're a real beauty, God's perfect Gem.
Love you, Janet xx
Heart-safe (Poetry) - 8/19/2009 8:20:55 PM
So much has changed over the years, but an adrenaline junkie I think I will always be as I know God is always there...
Be always safe,
Heart-safe (Poetry) - 8/19/2009 5:54:46 PM
I want this too! Do you think it is really possible? Be Well, Carin'
A Full Plate (Poetry) - 8/10/2009 9:33:21 AM
cute, rich and full enjoyed this much
A Full Plate (Poetry) - 8/7/2009 9:12:44 AM
A most meaningful and thought-inciting metaphorical write, Sandi. Thank you for sharing it. Love and best wishes,
Tell Me what to do Dear God! (Poetry) - 7/20/2009 1:01:50 AM
Your writing style is so personal and so daring. That's what I like. No frills, just a heart laid bare so the rest of us can feel more deeply about life. God hears and uses prayers and poems like these.
~ a fellow human & poet
Is this life or is it merely living? (Poetry) - 7/20/2009 12:55:20 AM
Once again Sandi, you have put some of the deepest human experiences into very memorable words. You have a very special gift, and I do so treasure your way of speaking.
Keep on blessing us all with your gift, and may God be with you. ~Z
Remembered Moments (Poetry) - 7/20/2009 12:49:59 AM
This poem preserves, no doubt, the cherished memories of multitudes.
Thank You for capturing the light with words Sandi !
Without/ within (Poetry) - 7/20/2009 12:45:38 AM
Very essence of poem- depth revealed.
I see a tree in your form. your poems are a rarity
Grandbaby (Poetry) - 7/20/2009 12:28:48 AM
This just became one of my MOST favorite poems. Your well-chosen details communicate so powerfully, that my eyes welled-up just now.
Powerful, clear, and a delight to read!
Merely passing time (Poetry) - 7/20/2009 12:24:12 AM
A very readable and thoughtful write about a feeling we all share at one time or other. Sandi, may you continue to write from the depths of your heart, the profound truths of life. And may you continue to be a clear voice for the speechless. I treasure your poetry
love, in Christ, ~Z
I wonder if its true? (Poetry) - 7/20/2009 12:16:19 AM
a VERY thought provoking exploration of life's meaning; wondering if things really have one, or if THE meaning is instead, just such something we read back into things after they are past, like animals in clouds .
Yes, everything dOes have a meaning- AFter God explains it to us!
Someday, yes, all things will be explained. GREAT POEM!!!! ~Z
The Tie that Binds (Poetry) - 7/20/2009 12:04:21 AM
Very well put, Sandi. Good choice of images, contrast, to leave one feeling grateful for the tie that binds!
Nurses (Poetry) - 7/20/2009 12:00:46 AM
I have worked with many nurses down through the years, as a physical assistant, nurses aide, developmental aide and home-care aide, and this is a heart-warming, and well-deserved tribute to all their service. Jesus forever remembered nurses when he gave us the parable of the good Samaritan. God bless all nurses for their selfless devotion and may He use your poem to express the often unspoken praises of countless humanity. ~Z
Ghosts of life (Poetry) - 7/19/2009 11:53:10 PM
A celebration of the moment of life; of smelling the roses; of the good and the bad. very down-to-earth poem, and yet the effect is spiritual.
I sense a deep empathy with your fellow humans in this one Sandi.
Thank you, and, well-done. :)
~ a fellow human, and poet ~Z
Tell Me what to do Dear God! (Poetry) - 7/17/2009 7:57:49 AM
Simply beautiful. Patience and wisdom is most needed when faced with adversity, easy to say and think, difficult to do, at most times. Well written.
The Tie that Binds (Poetry) - 7/17/2009 7:55:11 AM
Very well expressed! Thanks for sharing.
One day at a time (Poetry) - 6/30/2009 3:37:00 AM
I liked it. well done. will order some of your work.
Remembered Moments (Poetry) - 6/26/2009 7:01:10 PM
It is good that you appreciate those moments, Sandi. Love and best wishes,
Ghosts of life (Poetry) - 6/15/2009 8:47:08 AM
Hi Sandi, this write is very deep and perceptive... a haunting of others lives as well, ... thank you for sharing...
Ghosts of life (Poetry) - 6/13/2009 12:18:44 PM
A wonderful written poem, haunting and thought provoking...enjoyed.
Blessings from Ky.
Ghosts of life (Poetry) - 6/13/2009 9:21:31 AM
Haunting...the pallid lips of intimacy kissed by rigor mortis. Letting it all go unmanicured for an anniversary or so to grow meat back on our bones and skin on our feet for a journey in a new pair of shoes is a good fit, Sandi. It's good to see you posting again...we miss you...do something nice for yourself today...Blessed Be.
Ghosts of life (Poetry) - 6/13/2009 7:31:46 AM
Sandi,this is so painful to read, envisioning the reason behind the words. Excellent write,but hope it isn't personal...ET
Ghosts of life (Poetry) - 6/13/2009 7:11:12 AM
I think that many can relate to the sentiments and meaning that you express via your verses here, Sandi. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,
Nurses (Poetry) - 5/26/2009 4:29:46 PM
Beautiful tribute to nurses, and so well deserved. They are indeed angels! Loved it!
The Tie that Binds (Poetry) - 5/10/2009 7:17:18 AM
Very captivating imagery. Excellent work.
Nurses (Poetry) - 5/9/2009 10:06:23 AM
Very sweet, a great subject
for a generous poem.
Nurses (Poetry) - 5/9/2009 7:03:57 AM
Beautiful, Sandi. All this, and more. Much more.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Nurses (Poetry) - 5/8/2009 9:45:53 PM
It (Does) Takes Special Human To Be Nurse...
Nurses (Poetry) - 5/8/2009 9:38:04 PM
All this and more, fabulous....
Be always safe,
Nurses (Poetry) - 5/8/2009 7:52:17 PM
I takes a special person to do such "angelic" tasks. A fine tribute, Sandi. Thank you for sharing it. Love and best wishes,
The Tie that Binds (Poetry) - 4/1/2009 2:38:15 PM
Ties are everything that makes life whole. Enjoyed
The Tie that Binds (Poetry) - 4/1/2009 1:45:04 PM
When the ties are whole and hale, then what you express is very true, Sandi. Thank you for sharing this meaningful write. Love and peace to you,
The Tie that Binds (Poetry) - 4/1/2009 1:22:37 AM
Great poem,excellent work,take care
I wonder if its true? (Poetry) - 3/25/2009 1:37:33 AM
SANDI,we cannot look ahead in time to get the wisdom we are looking for.but we must look back on lives to gain wisdom. I enjoyed the poem. r c s
I wonder if its true? (Poetry) - 3/9/2009 4:34:08 AM
Excellent poem,take care
I wonder if its true? (Poetry) - 3/8/2009 3:09:29 AM
Truth is that no one want's the truth.
People aren't even aware that they are illusion. This is our most obvious and most easily certified observation of life yet no one even touches it. Why?
WHY? Because a demon roams our minds with impunity.
This 'Demon' also is a simple fact of energy and again it is obvious.
But, we see nothing as we continue play with the toys of destruction and separation.
Basic education is required.
You are good one Sandi, always honest and worth the click.
I wonder if its true? (Poetry) - 3/7/2009 9:22:18 PM
Excellent Write Right Om
....My Only Answer Is Just Will Suffer With The Unjust...
Whence Idiot Has So Much $$$ He Pays $4.4 Millions For 1937 Bagguti Car
I wonder if its true? (Poetry) - 3/7/2009 8:16:34 PM
Time can do so much, but why wait, clarity can be found with communication.
Merely passing time (Poetry) - 3/7/2009 1:32:25 PM
I am sure that many can relate to what you express in your verses here, Sandi. Thank you. I have the honor of presenting you with your 2000th review as well. Love and best wishes,
Without/ within (Poetry) - 3/7/2009 1:30:59 PM
Again, substance for reflectiion, Sandi. Thank you. Love and peace,
Grandbaby (Poetry) - 3/7/2009 1:30:02 PM
Sweetly delightful, Sandi. I don't have any grandchildren but I can "feel" your love as a "nana." Thanks for sharing. Love and blessings,
I wonder if its true? (Poetry) - 3/7/2009 1:28:23 PM
Substance providing thought, Sandi. Thank you for sharing. Love and best wishes,
Without/ within (Poetry) - 2/11/2009 5:20:03 AM
Excellent poem,Great work,take care
Grandbaby (Poetry) - 2/11/2009 5:19:13 AM
Sweet poem,beautiful,take care
Grandbaby (Poetry) - 2/10/2009 7:32:44 PM
Like you, I love being Nana. Cheers! Liz
Grandbaby (Poetry) - 2/10/2009 5:06:25 PM
Grandbaby (Poetry) - 2/10/2009 4:59:49 PM
Just beautiful.I know what you mean I am also a Nana.Aren't we blessed.
The quiet of the night! (Poetry) - 1/26/2009 10:30:05 PM
I "saw" this so clear it was like watching a movie! I felt it so deeply- that my heart rang like a bell. And those last few lines...a timeless, immortal finishing touch, like the fireworks finale'.
"The quiet of the Night" is why I love poetry!!
~a fellow human and poet, Zach
today we live, or not! (Poetry) - 1/26/2009 10:24:37 PM
I have felt this way from time to time, and
so you have verbalized the great fear. Made it
come to light for many,to be healed.
Thank you Sandi
Is this life or is it merely living? (Poetry) - 12/26/2008 8:23:40 AM
A perfect stated (paintd) picture of how we all feel sometimes.
The quiet of the night! (Poetry) - 11/29/2008 1:36:54 PM
wonderful. I can see your images. Nice poem
Merely passing time (Poetry) - 11/22/2008 9:37:28 PM
We're All Merely Passing Time,i.e.How You Pass (Survive) It Only That You Are Only 1 Can Do...
Love Is But MYTH,i.e. True Love Is Compassion For Others Less Fortunate Than You Or Me...
Merely passing time (Poetry) - 11/22/2008 5:38:56 PM
Very well expressed, many will relate. The towers must fall to breathe the light of day.
Remembered Moments (Poetry) - 8/16/2008 8:36:39 AM
Remembered Moments (Poetry) - 8/9/2008 2:22:15 PM
Kool...Write Right On Sandie...
Remembered Moments (Poetry) - 8/9/2008 8:16:44 AM
I do like this write. It describes your feelings right. I helps me to relate to nature and its natural things and the animals too. It helped put some sunshine in my life today just by reading it. Thanks for posting it**********
Remembered Moments (Poetry) - 8/9/2008 7:15:07 AM
This is lovely. So much to value, even in a moment! Thank you. lindalaw
today we live, or not! (Poetry) - 8/9/2008 2:35:26 AM
Yes, to be or not to be....that is the question.
Such a great piece Sandi.
Is this life or is it merely living? (Poetry) - 7/28/2008 6:12:31 AM
These are your moments lost in disparity. Looking and waiting for something to change or look different in the twilight of your life. Everything has it's place and so do these moments. Your words allowed me to feel everything that has taken a lifetime to empty out.
Let go and let God (Poetry) - 7/25/2008 8:23:50 PM
I start the day praying to God to lead me through the day, show me the way, keep me safe, and I do so love God. He will carry you through each day.
Is this life or is it merely living? (Poetry) - 7/23/2008 5:20:28 PM
Interesting concept and write. When life seems meaningless and mundane it is up to us to spice it up, change it, re-arrange it. When life seems full of joy, happiness and meaning, it is time to sit back and just plain old enjoy it.....
Be always safe,