Recent Reviews for Robert T Kapla
An Open Door (Poetry) - 10/22/2009 5:41:38 AM|
the world can look after itself for a while...........
Love Blossoms (Poetry) - 10/22/2009 5:25:20 AM
Nightmares Come To Life (Poetry) - 10/22/2009 5:03:41 AM
I've only just come across this site and i'm very impressed with Robs' work......this one rings true
Mother Earth (Poetry) - 3/27/2006 2:48:53 AM
And one day we may pay a huge price for neglecting Mother Earth!
Angels in disguise on the street (Poetry) - 3/27/2006 2:45:45 AM
I will notice yes I will ..
the empty rooms
full of quiet
the cat's forlorn cry for you
Half the battle (Poetry) - 11/6/2005 11:05:40 AM
Super write. :-) shoma
Half the battle (Poetry) - 11/6/2005 10:28:25 AM
I am so flattered about your opinion of me!!! Love your sweetie!! This is a treasure I will keep in my heart forever! Love Sandi
Life Without Love (Poetry) - 12/23/2003 8:01:13 PM
Oh ... I am quiet.
Fade To Black (Poetry) - 3/22/2003 6:40:07 AM
i love this poem sad we cant use color here it is much more dramatic in color....Sandi
Baby bird (Poetry) - 3/21/2003 7:02:47 AM
There is always something just around the corner to startle away the blues. We just have to keep our eyes and our ears open for it. I like it, Bob. :-)
Baby bird (Poetry) - 3/21/2003 7:00:25 AM
Love Blossoms (Poetry) - 3/21/2003 6:58:08 AM
Still reads as a good poem!
This is how I wish the world could be. (Poetry) - 2/8/2003 11:52:37 AM
It's coming soon my friend. In our lifetime. Heaven on Earth...there's no place I'd rather be..HOME. Dreams do come true. God bless you! Love, Beth
Fade To Black (Poetry) - 11/12/2002 6:49:22 PM
great poem...good images
Fade To Black (Poetry) - 11/11/2002 11:27:24 AM
Well if it bleeds red ... it would look much better. Only kidding. I am sure you would have a fine poem in color. It makes a big difference. Keep trying, I am sure you will get better and better as you write more. Bill
Baby bird (Poetry) - 9/26/2002 10:34:09 AM
that was a close one!
Baby bird (Poetry) - 9/26/2002 3:40:42 AM
Wonderful the ending is both surprising and sooo positive, I was expecting something else..... Love It!!! Sandi
Baby bird (Poetry) - 9/25/2002 8:47:22 PM
I loved this!
Baby bird (Poetry) - 9/25/2002 8:21:41 PM
Good piece loved the ending nice day for both of them...
Memory's Lost (Poetry) - 9/25/2002 8:14:22 PM
great poem gypsy! it tells a true story and has great <beats head with dictionary> i dunno. but its a great poem anyway...lol..:-)
A No Brainer (Poetry) - 9/25/2002 7:58:03 PM
lol...padded room with long sleeves around my arms here i come! :-) lol..now im gonna laugh at my life more.
Baby bird (Poetry) - 9/25/2002 7:44:27 PM
I really like it...the word "woof" is fun to say :-) great poem! good double meaning
Love Blossoms (Poetry) - 9/21/2002 8:43:01 PM
I like it! Very good! I agree with the others, more, more, more, you two!
Words Have Power (Poetry) - 9/21/2002 8:33:19 PM
Your words have power! They convey your message loud and clear! Well written!
Humanity Shunned (Poetry) - 9/19/2002 6:11:01 PM
great poem...its very true. the song that April was talking about is very true in this case. great writing! keep it up!
Angels in disguise on the street (Poetry) - 9/19/2002 6:09:02 PM
I would DEFINITELY notice if you were gone! theres no way i couldnt know if u were gone...love ya too much! great poem by the way :-)
Words Have Power (Poetry) - 9/19/2002 6:06:59 PM
Great poem, gypsydad...its very clear and has lots of emotion.
Happy Birthday (Poetry) - 9/19/2002 11:18:13 AM
<sniffle> happy birthday, Josh (((((((((((((((gypsy and josh)))))))))))))))))
great poem, shows lots of love...love that will happen like that again.
For My Son (Poetry) - 9/5/2002 9:26:13 PM
I know you miss him....and hopefully he will know you some day...itll be ok.
Sick, Twisted, Demented Minds (Poetry) - 9/5/2002 9:24:57 PM
Great poem...it captures the bad things well, but gives hope at the end. VERY well written!
Mother Earth (Poetry) - 7/18/2002 10:33:21 AM
Bravo. I agree, we are destroying nature, and take it for granite thinking it will always be there. Great work. Don't stop writing.
As of yet untitled. (Poetry) - 7/18/2002 10:29:22 AM
Heart wrenching, but wonderful. I've said it before, and I will say it again...you are a beautiful person, a REAL man.
A No Brainer (Poetry) - 7/18/2002 10:23:36 AM
You have to laugh at life sometimes, or else a neatly pressed jacket with long sleeves will be your only companion in a fluffy padded room! Good work, keep it up.
An Open Door (Poetry) - 7/18/2002 10:20:16 AM
Superb!! Whoever that girl is, lucky her!
RAGE (Poetry) - 7/18/2002 10:16:00 AM
Grim circumstanses under which to write a wonderful poem. Your very talented.
Love Blossoms (Poetry) - 7/18/2002 10:13:07 AM
Very nice. What wonderful feelings you get from reading your poem. Keep up the good work.
This is how I wish the world could be. (Poetry) - 7/18/2002 10:08:58 AM
I agree with Janet Caldwell for quoting Lennon. I love that song for the same reasons you wrote your poem, and oh how I want to join you in that world. Everything has to start with someone, don't lose your dream.
Teachers (Poetry) - 7/18/2002 10:03:40 AM
You are so right. I myself and young enough to remember my teachers, and I remember some of them lived to teach...others couldn't remeber why they started because they were beaten down by lack of support from their institution and government funds. Some graduated just to get them out of the school. My favorite teacher? The ones who didn't give up on us even though they themselves didn't have everything they needed to teach us properly.
Life Without Love (Poetry) - 7/15/2002 11:09:56 AM
Like Webb, I too know the feeling. I never would have been able to write it down like you have though, I wasn't strong enough.
Humanity Shunned (Poetry) - 7/15/2002 11:06:38 AM
Unfortunatly, mankind is getting very cold. Your poem reminds me of a song that I think is very powerful, it is titled "don't laugh at me". I forget the singer, but it is a guy, and if you ever get a chance you should listen to it. He talks about your man on the street. Keep up the good writing Bob.
Angels in disguise on the street (Poetry) - 7/15/2002 11:02:25 AM
I would notice if you were gone. Being a black rose is a special thing Bob, don't think of it as being bad or invisable, think of it as being special.
Sick, Twisted, Demented Minds (Poetry) - 7/15/2002 10:59:51 AM
Don't even get me started on the low lifes out there. If someone ever did that to my daughter, the only cout hearing I would go to would be my own with no regrets. Bad topic well written Bob.
Memory's Lost (Poetry) - 7/10/2002 9:21:16 PM
Reminds me of my own family. Though it is sad just remember...In their hearts of hearts, they will never truly forget their better days with their loved ones.
The Cost of Pride (Poetry) - 7/10/2002 9:13:35 PM
Dearest Robert, I agree with Janet, you must stop beating yourself up. The truth is you did what you could. No one could ask for better. I send my respects to your friend, and my condolences to you. April
Happy Birthday (Poetry) - 7/10/2002 9:03:17 PM
It is a wonderful thing to see such great love from a father to a son.
For My Son (Poetry) - 7/10/2002 8:59:25 PM
I cried, thinking of my own sweet daughter at the tender age of 2. The agony is very well described, you can really feel the authors pain. Definatly a 10
The Whistle (Poetry) - 7/10/2002 8:55:55 PM
very much like my job...lol
For My Son (Poetry) - 7/6/2002 6:39:57 PM
wonderful stating of emotion... the pain is so real you can see the open wound of the heart
The Whistle (Poetry) - 6/4/2002 10:19:22 AM
sounds like my work and my life ...find me a whistle PLEASE!!! SandiLyn
Memory's Lost (Poetry) - 12/9/2001 10:23:27 PM
The Cost of Pride (Poetry) - 12/9/2001 10:20:59 PM
Few people will be able to say they've had such an experience, Robert, but your poem expresses so very well how you feel. Janet already said it...I agree.
The Whistle (Poetry) - 12/9/2001 12:42:13 PM
I can really relate to this one!
Words Have Power (Poetry) - 11/17/2001 10:12:36 AM
very nicely stated verse without remorse, anger or vindictiveness of spirit...like a river flowing downhill to the end of its journey, your poem, "Words Have Power" finishes itself in a quiet peacefulness of
finding its place of rest. enjoyed reading your work. vicki
Words Have Power (Poetry) - 11/14/2001 4:06:08 PM
Words can hurt big time, I hope you hear enough kind and gentle words in your life to counteract the harsh ones. I think you write great poetry its so to the point and invites emotional response .. Love this one!!!!
The Dying Light (Poetry) - 11/8/2001 8:55:55 AM
Beautifully written you are indeed a profound poet.. Thank you
Angels in disguise on the street (Poetry) - 11/8/2001 8:52:15 AM
I like to think I would notice. For I have been there as well...Well done and thank you
Words Have Power (Poetry) - 11/8/2001 8:48:49 AM
Bob the words you spoke are so true verbal abuse in its way can be just as damaging to a relationship as any other. It takes away all ones self-respect and leaves a fear that corrodes a once loving heart. Thank you for sharing with us and God Bless
RAGE (Poetry) - 9/14/2001 4:09:55 PM
Extremely descriptive, then finishes with a good kick to the gut - I wasn't expecting it.
Words Have Power (Poetry) - 9/14/2001 12:19:05 PM
Words can be so damaging if we let them be. I had a great family, with two beautiful sisters and a wonderfull brother....which was brought up to me constantly in school... " why don't you look like your sisters, there not ugly ".. But I just smiled and said " I'll tell them you think there pretty". It made them mad that they didn't get to me. When I went home I'd cry, but they never knew that. And by God they never will : )I'm better than words. NO matter what's said.
Words Have Power (Poetry) - 9/9/2001 8:50:56 AM
My Sweet Gypsy,
I know well that what you have said is true. There is also something else to remember. Kind words, loving words, also are remembered. Try hard to remember all the kind words that have been spoken to you over time. They dont erase the scars, but they layer other feelings next to the bad ones. Don't ever forget there is beauty in the world as well as ugliness and pain. <kiss>
Words Have Power (Poetry) - 9/7/2001 4:00:45 PM
Sick, Twisted, Demented Minds (Poetry) - 9/3/2001 11:37:57 AM
I hate the sick bastards. Very srong words, I know. As one who suffered from the hands of a SICKO it irks my soul. Great writing on a very disturbing subject. JC
Words Have Power (Poetry) - 9/3/2001 11:35:11 AM
Oh Bob, I hear you loud and clear sweetie. It's unfortunate that the scars reappear and pop open like a bleeding sore time and time again. My thoughts are with you today. JC
Sick, Twisted, Demented Minds (Poetry) - 9/1/2001 6:49:36 PM
Bob this is so true and even I have trouble remaining theraputic in the presence of a child molester..... Crime against children is so heinous it makes me want to cry..
Sick, Twisted, Demented Minds (Poetry) - 9/1/2001 1:37:37 PM
You express yourself with power!
Angels in disguise on the street (Poetry) - 8/25/2001 2:18:23 PM
PS: 'I'm a black rose in a field of Daisy's' Me too, it makes us special. JC
Angels in disguise on the street (Poetry) - 8/25/2001 2:15:19 PM
'Would anyone notice I was gone? Would I?' Yep, even as a black rose. JC
An Open Door (Poetry) - 8/18/2001 10:12:24 PM
nothing wrong with enjoying passion...
Happy Birthday (Poetry) - 8/18/2001 9:20:01 AM
Humanity Shunned (Poetry) - 8/18/2001 12:27:18 AM
If only more people felt this way. I wonder these things myself sometimes. The heart of mankind seems to be growing inward instead of outward- more and more everyday...
Happy Birthday (Poetry) - 8/17/2001 10:11:21 PM
This was beautiful.
Happy Birthday (Poetry) - 8/17/2001 2:14:03 AM
I WISH HIM A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOO!!!!Just wonderful!
Happy Birthday (Poetry) - 8/16/2001 4:39:53 PM
to your son! JC
Life Without Love (Poetry) - 8/11/2001 1:46:09 PM
I agree with Webb and have to add EXCELLENT!!! Also here's a hug with your name on it (((Bob))) JC
Life Without Love (Poetry) - 8/11/2001 12:40:44 PM
For My Son (Poetry) - 8/11/2001 8:21:21 AM
such sincere emotion... definitely powerful
Life Without Love (Poetry) - 8/11/2001 8:18:58 AM
wonderful.. i know the feeling of not wanting to go on without that one special person in your life... what courage to put it out for others to see.
Depression (Poetry) - 8/10/2001 7:57:01 AM
Dang, I have had these days. This one went straight to my heart, sending u a coupla hugs ((gypsy))
For My Son (Poetry) - 8/10/2001 7:54:19 AM
Ooh Tears in my eyes as I read this one. So sorry for your pain!
A Tormented Soul (Poetry) - 8/10/2001 7:52:32 AM
Gypsy, its icky when memories come back up like last nights chili, geez that was a gross thought! anyway love it!
This is how I wish the world could be. (Poetry) - 8/10/2001 7:50:24 AM
Hey Gypsy may I join this world sounds like a place I have been longing for for a long time!
Teachers (Poetry) - 8/10/2001 7:47:33 AM
Right on!!! Say it loud and clear, parents are always a childs first and last teacher, if we cant do the job ourselves and dont support teachers isn schools well, we fail utterly. Great poem !!
Teachers (Poetry) - 8/8/2001 12:58:53 PM
I agree Bob! JC
Teachers (Poetry) - 8/8/2001 10:07:11 AM
This is how I wish the world could be. (Poetry) - 8/4/2001 11:06:08 PM
It's so sad mmore people don't dream like you. It would be a much better place. Great Job!
Love Blossoms (Poetry) - 8/3/2001 2:32:20 PM
Damn fine collaboration ! LOL MORE MORE MORE
This is how I wish the world could be. (Poetry) - 8/1/2001 10:12:36 AM
Wouldn't it be nice to see this in our lifetime? The thoughts and wishes in your poem are the dreams of many of us. You did a beautiful job putting it into words.
An Open Door (Poetry) - 7/31/2001 7:36:47 AM
Often I have wished to be that person at your door.
This is how I wish the world could be. (Poetry) - 7/31/2001 7:33:05 AM
Fantasy worlds are the stuff dreams are made of. The hard part is taking even one little piece of that fantasy and making it come true in our own lives. Our friendship is one piece of life that is no fantasy. Whether you disappear from me for days or weeks or years.. you'll always carry my friendship and love. You're a good man Bob, Gypsy. I love you both.
This is how I wish the world could be. (Poetry) - 7/29/2001 6:09:05 PM
you are just what i thought about you. this is wonderful. anytime, i would like to join this fantasy world. it sure beats the hell out of the one we live in.
This is how I wish the world could be. (Poetry) - 7/28/2001 12:45:47 PM
I certainly agree. If only we could turn fantasy into reality. I long for a world like this.
This is how I wish the world could be. (Poetry) - 7/24/2001 10:43:43 PM
loved your work, I too can relate to a lot
of words here, I wish out of most of the
things right now, I wish cancer would leave,
I lost a very good grandma to cancer in 93,
I want my parents to live forever life free.
thanks for this poem..
This is how I wish the world could be. (Poetry) - 7/23/2001 8:48:18 PM
You may say that I'm a dreamer but I'm not the only one. Lennon
A Tormented Soul (Poetry) - 7/23/2001 8:36:10 PM
We're on the same page Bob. JC
For My Son (Poetry) - 7/23/2001 8:34:30 PM
For My Son (Poetry) - 7/22/2001 4:55:28 PM
For My Son (Poetry) - 7/22/2001 12:43:37 AM
I thought it was really good..good enuff to make me cry. The pain that your feeling..my aunt is now feeling..she lost her 9 year old daughter to her heart stopping...its been real hard on the family. But i thought it was really good.
A Tormented Soul (Poetry) - 7/20/2001 5:29:44 PM
I thought the imagery and your theme came together quite nicely. Unfortunately, some changes in the landscape of the heart are permanent. Write on poet! RD
Nightmares Come To Life (Poetry) - 7/19/2001 7:33:30 AM
RAGE (Poetry) - 7/14/2001 9:41:20 PM
very good work, enjoyed it!
RAGE (Poetry) - 7/13/2001 9:52:26 PM
Gripping desperation. Excellent piece. JC
Love Blossoms (Poetry) - 7/13/2001 9:50:09 PM
Wonderful collaboration between the two of you. JC
RAGE (Poetry) - 7/13/2001 9:44:34 PM
Woooooooo !!!!! that is a gripping story!!
Love Blossoms (Poetry) - 7/13/2001 9:39:27 PM
Made my heart go pitter patter!!!!!
RAGE (Poetry) - 7/13/2001 4:58:30 PM
Love Blossoms (Poetry) - 7/13/2001 4:53:04 PM
RAGE (Poetry) - 7/13/2001 11:45:18 AM
Love Blossoms (Poetry) - 7/13/2001 11:43:20 AM
Nightmares Come To Life (Poetry) - 7/11/2001 7:34:24 PM
I am not one for cathartic poetry but this one has some powerful moments and is well written ..
Depression (Poetry) - 7/11/2001 1:59:42 PM
Muddling through is survival method. Keep muddling and one day, hopefully soon, the blues will fade and be replaced by slight shades of pinks and roses. Those are the colors of life that let us move forward and see the potential in ourselves and others.
Your potential is still hidden, even from yourself.
Be well, friend.
Depression (Poetry) - 7/10/2001 6:01:50 PM
Hey, the blues ain't about depression. Some blues is some of the most joyful music ever. :-o)
Depression (Poetry) - 7/10/2001 2:07:16 PM
Well-done. I feel this way quite often!
Nightmares Come To Life (Poetry) - 7/10/2001 9:49:27 AM
Shit Gypsy, I think that we are twins. JC
Depression (Poetry) - 7/10/2001 9:46:06 AM
This IS well written and actually is a reflection of how I feel at this moment as do others. Hang tight. JC
A No Brainer (Poetry) - 7/9/2001 9:49:36 PM
fabulous each one I read gets better
An Open Door (Poetry) - 7/9/2001 9:46:46 PM
yummy, wonderful eye candy
Nightmares Come To Life (Poetry) - 7/9/2001 9:45:25 PM
The wait is worth it even when it seems hard learn to forgive him not what he did and u will be on the road to recovery. I loved this so poignant and truthful so heartfelt
Mother Earth (Poetry) - 7/8/2001 11:59:48 PM
Excellent poem..and something we should all be more conscious of..thanks for a beautiful expression of your thoughts. I wrote a poem dedicated to Mother Earth as well called A new Planetude..you might want to check it out.*S*S
A No Brainer (Poetry) - 7/8/2001 11:56:50 PM
I agree strongly with the other women..excellent!*S*
An Open Door (Poetry) - 7/8/2001 11:55:15 PM
Again, filled with lots of emotions and passions. Excellent!*S*S
Nightmares Come To Life (Poetry) - 7/8/2001 11:52:52 PM
Great visuals and filled with strong emotions. Excellent even with those spelling booboos! *~;)
Nightmares Come To Life (Poetry) - 7/8/2001 6:03:14 PM
A No Brainer (Poetry) - 7/8/2001 10:18:59 AM
This is a wonderful piece Bob and I try to laugh too. Janet
An Open Door (Poetry) - 7/8/2001 10:07:41 AM
Oh yeah, close that door to the outside world and enjoy. Very nice. Janet
An Open Door (Poetry) - 7/8/2001 6:16:59 AM
Passion done with great taste! RD
A No Brainer (Poetry) - 7/8/2001 1:12:01 AM
An Open Door (Poetry) - 7/7/2001 10:44:12 PM
I like it!
An Open Door (Poetry) - 7/7/2001 9:02:18 PM
The Dying Light (Poetry) - 7/6/2001 11:22:57 PM
So sad. Janet
Welding Wonders (Poetry) - 7/6/2001 11:21:28 PM
I really like the way you describe this. The last paragraph is also my favorite. Janet
As of yet untitled. (Poetry) - 7/6/2001 11:18:43 PM
Through this pain, your love clearly shines through. Janet
The Cost of Pride (Poetry) - 7/6/2001 11:16:24 PM
Robert, First let me say, Please don't beat yourself up anymore. You've written a beautiful and heart wrenching poem, read the 'currents' it'll be ok there is forgiveness there, you forgiving yourself.(((HUGS))) Secondly you are a wonderful writer. Janet
Mother Earth (Poetry) - 7/6/2001 11:58:30 AM
I absolutely and positively am moved through and through by this! Has it been published anywhere?
The Dying Light (Poetry) - 7/6/2001 11:56:45 AM
Welding Wonders (Poetry) - 7/6/2001 11:55:02 AM
I especially like the last paragraph.
Welding Wonders (Poetry) - 7/5/2001 1:22:14 PM
Wow! I used to watch my Dad weld stuff and this describes it perfectly. Nom used to hate those little holes in his clothes so much lolol
The Dying Light (Poetry) - 7/4/2001 2:13:26 PM
All to true an alalogy between a dying fire and a dying love.
As of yet untitled. (Poetry) - 7/4/2001 2:09:38 PM
I know you, I know the pain. Day after day in my teaching career, I pray for more fathers who love their child they way you love yours. He will remember your love. He will feel it with him til the end of time.
Welding Wonders (Poetry) - 7/4/2001 11:51:47 AM
I used to work offshore as a commercial diver and this poem brought back memories..very well done.
As of yet untitled. (Poetry) - 7/4/2001 8:34:50 AM
I'm so sorry. I felt the pain of your loss.
The Dying Light (Poetry) - 7/4/2001 6:16:49 AM
Didn't she know she'd married a poet?
As of yet untitled. (Poetry) - 7/4/2001 6:15:26 AM
I work in a dayschool and I see noncustodial fathers bringing in little boys just like this and I see their love and pain. I feel your poem.
The Dying Light (Poetry) - 6/29/2001 10:59:13 AM
Hauntingly sad and realistic.
Mother Earth (Poetry) - 6/28/2001 1:40:18 PM
A message that needs to be heard. Excellent. JC
Mother Earth (Poetry) - 6/28/2001 12:22:55 PM
Excellent and so true.
Memory's Lost (Poetry) - 6/26/2001 6:18:03 PM
So sad but a great read. JC