Recent Reviews for Ken Connelly
Into the heart of a Full Time Father with Part time Rights (Short Story) - 3/23/2010 11:37:17 PM|
Throwing Stones; Final Publishing House Version (Short Story) - 4/22/2009 8:10:25 AM
We need more parents like you with writing talents to convey the horror of this escalating crime. "Throwing Stones" is the ideal literature that could reveal the raw pain. Keep up the good work and maintain that fortitude. Your words not only speak for yourself, but for the thousands of other parents of abducted children (such as myself).
Added advice: make sure to get a copyright on your work just as I have. As the only author of the Synclair-Cannon Act, there are those who can falsely portray themselves as something they are not, such as author of someone else's work (i.e. below ).
Continue the good work, Ken. I am looking forward to seeing it on the display in the bookstores.
Throwing Stones; Final Publishing House Version (Short Story) - 3/23/2009 4:41:11 PM
KENNY I AM SO SORRY. I MET YOU IN 1984. YOU ATE LUNCH AT MY HOUSE I FEEL SO ASHAMED THAT I DID NOT KNOW THE WHOLE STORY. I AM VERY UPSET WITH MY SELF NOW FOR NOT REALIZING YOU WERE SUFFERING. I REMEMBER YOUR CUTE LITTLE BROTHER SAM. THE FIRST TIME I MET YOU WAS AT COLORADO CITY LAKE. ONCE AGAIN KENNY, I AM SO SORRY. I ALSO REMEMBER THAT YOUR DAD GOT ARRESTED IN 1985. I STILL LIVE IN THE SAME TOWN HE LIVES IN. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
Tuna Fish, Cool-whip and Frito Pie (Short Story) - 11/21/2008 3:28:11 AM
Tuna Fish, Cool-whip and Frito Pie (Short Story) - 11/20/2008 12:56:38 PM
Well that was different. Thanks for sharing.
AFW, Chapter 1, Draft 1 (Short Story) - 10/9/2008 5:54:16 PM
I do not really know what to say. I read this and for you to write this must have been hell!
I was reading and feeling this story at the same time. I have to read more chapters...this grips my attention.
Thank you, CarolHawks
Throwing Stones; Final Publishing House Version (Short Story) - 7/30/2008 8:35:30 PM
Kenneth I'm very proud of you! As a parent of an abducted daughter and co-author of the "Synclair-Cannon Child Abduction Prevention Act" your story touched me deeply, helping me to understand a little of what she may have endured. Keep up the fight to bring this to the attention of the masses!
AFW, Chapter 1, Draft 1 (Short Story) - 4/28/2008 7:28:43 PM
Kenneth, this story is very well written. Like Kristi below me, yes, you do tell it in a way that pulls the reader in and keeps them right there as the story unfolds. I could picture everything very vividly.
I have definitely saved you in my favorites so that I may keep returning to read each chapter. I look forward to it.
A Disabled Veterans' Journey to Conquer the Inner Warrior (Short Story) - 9/6/2007 9:51:43 PM
As a Veteran, Sir, thank you first of all for YOUR service; welcome home, soldier, welcome home.
Secondly, thank you for remembering the price many have paid: some gave all, but many more gave some, paying a price with health and sanity. Trust me: I know: been suffering from back pain for 24 years, all the VA wants to give is Tylenol and Motrin. For 24 beeping years--I asked for something stronger, they referred me to a psychiatrist, I guess assuming I was after drugs: yeah, something more than Tylenol and Motrin! The psychiatrist told me 'You have an anger problem.' YA THINK?????? They tick me off!!!!!!!!!!! Grrrrr
Has nothing to do with your story: you tell a compelling tale of never giving up. Thank you: needed this, saving to read again and again.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
A Disabled Veterans' Journey to Conquer the Inner Warrior (Short Story) - 9/6/2007 5:59:48 PM
This is a fantastic write and a great story about persistence. Hoping this finds you further along the path of recovery
AFW, Chapter 1, Draft 1 (Short Story) - 9/5/2007 8:52:06 AM
I felt like I was a mouse in the corner watching this whole thing unfold. What an intriguing story!
A Disabled Veterans' Journey to Conquer the Inner Warrior (Short Story) - 9/4/2007 10:55:21 PM
Thank you for writing about your journey. I live in Alaska and i feel the power from the mountains also. I have a son doing his 2nd Navy tour in the mideast. The return home is difficult to make. I hope you continue on this journey to keep your inner peace. Glad to know you can smile. Yes thank a vet .. Bring them Home... Gina
A Disabled Veterans' Journey to Conquer the Inner Warrior (Short Story) - 9/4/2007 8:55:16 PM
Mahalo Mr. Ken---
Truly a moving tribute to your undying spirit to overcome and become.
I am touched by your personal account of life's journey of re-discovery.
May inner peace and strength to endure be yours always.
A Disabled Veterans' Journey to Conquer the Inner Warrior (Short Story) - 9/4/2007 7:12:37 PM
such an incredible and uplifting story--well done in the journey as well as in the write
A Disabled Veterans' Journey to Conquer the Inner Warrior (Short Story) - 9/4/2007 8:33:32 AM
A story like this is long overdue on my jangled nerves. I love it when the good guys win.
A Disabled Veterans' Journey to Conquer the Inner Warrior (Short Story) - 9/4/2007 5:31:45 AM
W O W!! Terrific story; God bless you, Sir! BRAVO!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Saving this one! :)
Into the heart of a Full Time Father with Part time Rights (Short Story) - 8/7/2007 8:35:16 AM
a sad but beautiful tale that above all the pain speaks of a great love of a father for his children
AFW, Chapter 1, Draft 3 (Short Story) - 3/12/2007 1:14:25 PM
well done-really goo imagery and what a great memory for detail-it held my attention throughout-An important write as well-good for you
AFW, Chapter 2, Draft 2 (Short Story) - 1/30/2007 1:13:51 PM
Wonderful work. Congratulations on this inspiring work.
AFW, Chapter 2, Draft 2 (Short Story) - 1/23/2007 9:56:02 AM
This is an excellent story. Very powerful for people to read and understand.
AFW, Chapter 2, Draft 2 (Short Story) - 1/22/2007 9:17:41 PM
Very powerful. Vivid. Insightful. A compelling, fluid read.
5,887,000 Children Abducted Since 1980 (Article) - 3/18/2010 7:32:43 PM
It Is Way More Than Your Estimate ...Sum 2,100 USA Children Disappear Each Day...FBI- US.Gov- Politician$ Do Nothing To Stop It...Children Are Put In To Slavery, Prostitution, Most Raped Killed Choked Rope Round Their Necks Sodomized To Death By Pervert Child Molesters...
Includes Prominent Doctors, Police, FBI,Politician$, Your Smiling Jesus Freak Neighbors Doing Same Thing...There Bodys Are Never Found...
It Is That Much Less They Pay Out In Social Security And Health Benefits,i.e. They Want You Us All Dead To Our Graves...
Glad To See Somebody Else In This F--ked Up (And A D) USA **Cares About Your Children Our Children...
** Obviously Your Own Abduction Influenced!!
A Disabled Veteran's Journey To Conquer The Inner Warrior (Article) - 3/25/2009 3:33:25 AM
a wonderful story of courage and of a the struggle in life's journey--
Seeking their Approval (Poetry) - 5/28/2010 8:31:54 AM
so sad and so true---if only parents could accept that they have the loveliest child in the world-----have seen so much of this----my heart goes out to those tiny faces questioning life and wondering if there is a God!
God Speaks to Rats (Poetry) - 10/9/2008 5:44:27 PM
It's ok Kenneth
These words are what I offer. You are strong...and will remain strong..and when you feel your strength falter, just say-It's Ok Kenneth!
A Slip, A Drip (Poetry) - 10/9/2008 5:41:39 PM
Yesterday will never come...and we are never promised tomorrow.
Yellow Angel (Poetry) - 10/9/2008 5:39:50 PM
I am sending you an angel.
This is a very compelling write and the capture of a person on meds shines.
Can you hear me (Poetry) - 10/9/2008 5:37:09 PM
I hear you! This is so lovely and your words so clear.
Spirits meet..then they part. You have captured it all!!!!
Seeking their Approval (Poetry) - 9/6/2008 10:46:11 PM
It's sometimes hard to just grow up in this crazy world.
I had a tough father. He was very abusive. My toughts were so negative then - it haunts me still today.
The things I did - I should have gone to prison.
Now I do prison ministry and write books about the experiences.
Brother in Christ,
Minutes become Hours, Hours become Days (Poetry) - 9/6/2008 10:39:42 PM
I vision perceptions from a prison within.
A tough life!
Still, God gave you a gift to write!
Brother in Christ,
Yellow Angel (Poetry) - 9/6/2008 10:35:01 PM
This is poem reaches deep within the soul.
You have been through so much.
Brother in Christ,
God Speaks to Rats (Poetry) - 7/3/2008 6:14:40 AM
Sorry for all the pain of the past you went through, but now Sam and you are very close and it is a good thing too. You have each other. As to the flashbacks of war and service, they will never leave. Still have flashbacks of hubby Tom dying in front of me whenever nighttime comes they won't let go either, but I can handle them.
A Slip, A Drip (Poetry) - 6/25/2008 7:09:58 PM
Fascinating journey from a new life to all the trial and errors we all face....
Be always safe
A Slip, A Drip (Poetry) - 6/25/2008 7:10:04 AM
The labor pains, well worth it, what came next was probably the joy of your life. I take to this write and can relate to it. It is a fantastic write about the beginning of new life and the struggles involved to have it come about. Great**********
Tree Leaves are Brown (Poetry) - 6/4/2008 11:37:07 PM
and like the seasons of the brown leaf, time changes the chill of winter into the renewals of spring
I enjoyed this write, it makes me see & feel my own needs of the brown leaf that I am & know in my life which I must allow to become a season of change.
Embraced ~ Embrassť
Right hand Sand (Poetry) - 5/9/2008 9:15:03 AM
From your most recent poems you seem to be doing o.k. This was a memorable write and took all the pain away, and showed us you really wanted to turn around and go on a new path.
Minutes become Hours, Hours become Days (Poetry) - 5/8/2008 5:35:34 PM
What a tortured time these kids have. Many do not work out and are never found. It is terrifying to even think about it but it happens and you read it in the news all the time. So sad a time while abducted and the adjustment is quite difficult, but things did turn out in the end in this poem and I am glad. You are quite a person.
Can you hear me (Poetry) - 5/8/2008 5:31:57 PM
Just read your bio and was surprise you were so much involved in helping people and all. You have been through a lot but finally found your wife and good luck is coming to you. I go to Lebanon VA Hosp and take my cousin Charles there and see many wounded veteran's. They are all nice and chatty and all one big happy family. It takes you to go through a lot to get to be sympathic to others which I feel you are. You are a great person in my estimantion.
two Flames (Poetry) - 5/8/2008 5:28:02 PM
God gave man to enjoy woman and they do become one out of two. Flames do burn brightly and this sounds as if love took over at one point.
Seeking their Approval (Poetry) - 5/8/2008 5:25:33 PM
bEEN THERE, MY PARENTS THROUGHT i SHOULD DO GOOD IN SCHOOL AND GET ALL A's, which i did mostly. They had a way they wanted me raised, but they did the best they could with me and I turned out alright, just Manic Depressive Bi Polar. O.K. with me to live with that. I loved your poem and I've been through it. It's painfully and tears you apart sometimes and you know not whether you are coming or going?
Yellow Angel (Poetry) - 5/8/2008 5:23:13 PM
You soung very troubled when writing this poem, or is it just literal? I found it fascinating though. cause I have been through the pain like this too. Sometimes the Devil haunts me and won't let me go, so i have to say GET AWAY FROM ME DEVIL.
Just Words (Poetry) - 5/8/2008 5:09:46 PM
Interesting write, but I don't know how to take it. Literally or truely.
Will you still be my Daddy (Poetry) - 11/11/2007 2:44:53 AM
My pain also spoken here for I had daughters who never saw there father from a suicide, Thank you for you have humbled me and i needed that. Gina from Alaska
Can you hear me (Poetry) - 11/11/2007 2:41:49 AM
You found her correct? I thought so, your words do so flow and i loved this work ~~~~! Great! Gina from Alaska
God Speaks to Rats (Poetry) - 11/11/2007 2:36:34 AM
It made me realize that Domestic Violence is so negative and yet your poem speaks of the fear and the disenchantment of a child put into an unholy situation. I am sorry for your pain tho I hear that you are healing. Gina from Alaska
Tree Leaves are Brown (Poetry) - 10/17/2007 10:39:25 PM
I am sorry it didn't work out! I hope it will be beautiful for you again! Nice poem too!!
All for One and One for All (Poetry) - 9/6/2007 10:00:27 PM
Thank you for your service, as I've said before.
I'm just glad the Air Force wasn't quite as tuff when I was in! LOL Now it is like the Army, the Marines: 12 weeks long boot camp now? Was six when I was in ('83). LOL
The T.I. (what y'all call DIs) was intimidating, though: no need to cuss, all she had to do was pierce you with those lasers she called eyes and you'd drop and give her 50! LOL 24 years later, I still remember............LOL
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Anxiety Attack (Poetry) - 9/6/2007 9:57:24 PM
Good God, Kenneth, can I identify with this one. Storms bring out the baby in my 48 year old person: had such a bad one last year, had to go to hospital and get a shot of Valium. They gave me three pills: still have half of one left. *Try not to take unless it is rally bad--and this year...sheesh! Really bad* Excellent portrayal of the nightmare that is panic attack.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
God Speaks to Rats (Poetry) - 9/6/2007 9:55:20 PM
A deep seated pain expressed in painful lines of anger. I'm sorry if this was your reality: damn shame how some can call themselves parents when they destroy their children's tender spirit with lies and accusations and abuse. Excellent.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Tree Leaves are Brown (Poetry) - 6/28/2007 8:29:06 PM
Oh wow, that one hurt. I hope you see the shoots of new growth again.
Seeking their Approval (Poetry) - 3/25/2007 9:22:06 PM
Can you hear me (Poetry) - 3/25/2007 9:19:47 PM
This touches me to my core and I love the sentiment. Yes Ken, she's out there! Beautiful, just beautiful.
Seeking their Approval (Poetry) - 3/15/2007 2:09:33 PM
I've been there and know the pain. holly
Minutes become Hours, Hours become Days (Poetry) - 3/15/2007 2:07:43 PM
A powerful story bravely told. holly
God Speaks to Rats (Poetry) - 2/22/2007 7:42:28 AM
wow deep hurt/pain written here
the impact of violence is so heavy here
mistrust the roots of all growing up in this kind of situation
it speaks volumes here
excellent share maybe save someone with this!!!
God Speaks to Rats (Poetry) - 2/20/2007 10:40:57 PM
I can feel your pain, there are good guys still.
God Speaks to Rats (Poetry) - 2/20/2007 7:48:41 PM
i think this work speaks volumes between the lines-i was intriqued and read a couple of times-nice job
Seeking their Approval (Poetry) - 2/12/2007 12:24:51 PM
wow heartbreaking and sad
sometimes we just have to let go of those who hurt and cause pain
even if it is our perents we got to find the strength inside and sometimes we must realize tha God is our real parents and his/her love is enuf.......
Seeking their Approval (Poetry) - 2/10/2007 7:42:55 PM
Oh my Kenneth, this is so heartbreaking. It's so unfortunate that a child ever goes through this. You've done a wonderful job writing about it -- thank you for sharing this.
Seeking their Approval (Poetry) - 2/10/2007 7:03:28 PM
Such a sad write, but even more sad it is a realistic life for many! Great write concerning a sad topic!
Seeking their Approval (Poetry) - 2/10/2007 6:48:07 PM
how incredibly sad--and no, they never stop seeking their approval
Will you still be my Daddy (Poetry) - 2/5/2007 12:59:42 PM
Wow, i was that lttle girl years ago myself-pwerful and sad
Right hand Sand (Poetry) - 2/5/2007 12:57:35 PM
Images of pete seegar, run through me as I read this-nice piece
Yellow Angel (Poetry) - 1/23/2007 9:48:48 PM
I had to come back and read another, Kenneth, and I found this so compelling...the need for an angel to save you is a theme I am so familiar with thankful for. Keep penning...poetry can be a personal angel when you need one.
Will you still be my Daddy (Poetry) - 1/22/2007 9:34:07 PM
Wow ken, this hit me hard. I could feel the anguish and see those curls and eyes. I remember my father trying to explain this to me as a grown woman. The impact is still the same. I know a dad struggling with this possibility at this very minute and the thought of the look on his children's faces is killing him as is the fact that it's something he never thought he would come to in this world of wanting everything to be perfect. You'll have me thinking about this one all night.
Just Words (Poetry) - 1/17/2007 6:23:05 AM
Sad sad write my poet friend,
Thanks for sharing,
Minutes become Hours, Hours become Days (Poetry) - 1/15/2007 10:36:25 PM
A very personal poem, powerful and profoundly moving. It will be a major influence for people to understand the experience of kids abducted.
Minutes become Hours, Hours become Days (Poetry) - 1/15/2007 7:22:08 PM
a captivating and timely write ...
Minutes become Hours, Hours become Days (Poetry) - 1/15/2007 6:36:50 PM
glad things worked out, quite a story
Can you hear me (Poetry) - 1/14/2007 8:16:21 PM
I hope that you and yours find each other when you least expect it. Never give up your passions and all things will come. Thanks for sharing and God Bless you. My best, Gloria
Right hand Sand (Poetry) - 1/14/2007 7:51:55 PM
Very provocative prose. I'm hoping that regrets create meaningful turningpoints. Bless you. My best, Gloria
Will you still be my Daddy (Poetry) - 1/14/2007 12:26:24 AM
Perfectly awesome, Ken. Moms and Dads can sometimes too easily distance themselves from each other but the kids feel the loss so deeply (as if they are being thrown away along with the marriage), and you captured their anguish very well in this poem (and you did it through the eyes of the Dad). Fine work!
two Flames (Poetry) - 1/13/2007 9:40:14 PM
This is freakin awesome. I am suprized, should I be? no, but I am.
All for One and One for All (Poetry) - 1/13/2007 9:38:35 PM
Great word pictures. this is a great poem bro. It tells a story and keeps the literary flow of poetic rythm. I have read this before, but I am glad you put it up.
two Flames (Poetry) - 1/13/2007 6:28:22 PM
the thought of the poem was "hindish." not an original idea but the presentation was marvelous. good poem.