Recent Reviews for Carol J Ekins
Snowy Day (Short Story) - 2/11/2010 4:27:43 PM|
I can feel the chill as I read. The memories are vivid, along with the sadness of realizing how the passing of time has changed your reaction to snow. Mr. M. must have secretly loved kids--else why would he put up with the whole lot of us icing his sloping driveways?
Which fruit (of the loom) were you? I suspect I was the banana since I was the too-skinny kid. You were probably the beautiful rosy peach.
This was fun to read. Keep writing!
Love and hugs from your sis.
The Alliance (Short Story) - 6/27/2008 7:14:35 AM
The Alliance (Short Story) - 6/7/2008 8:11:14 AM
What a beautiful tribute to a very special person. "He that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast" I love that quote-so true.
Your brother left you a wonderful legacy. So sorry for your loss but the story was a wonderful testimonial-to him and of your love for him.
The Alliance (Short Story) - 6/3/2008 7:48:01 PM
Yes, Patty was not only an inspirational person, but a very remarkable man. Having know him was a blessing. He is missed! You wrote a beautiful story and in reading it I've looked back at all the family gatherings we had, such love will never end. I can't wait to see him again at our gathering on high! ............turn your eyes upon Jesus, is one of my favorite sayings. The Lord Jesus has it all, Comfort, Love, and Peace of the heart, to name a few. Looking unto Jesus, Amen. See you later Patty.
Love, and God Bless, your sister-in-law, Anita
A Long Overdue Apology (Short Story) - 6/3/2008 7:05:37 PM
I think we all were sometimes jealous of what our other sisters had. Being the third (out of four girls) girl in the family, I always got the hand-me-downs. No matter if they fit or not. I can remember the shoes were the hardest to wear, but you made do. In looking back now, I was lucky to have had what I had. Strange how life looks different when you are older.
God Bless, Anita
The Alliance (Short Story) - 3/23/2007 5:48:06 AM
Patty is still an inspiration and a blessing to us all. Thank you for sharing this very tender, yet powerfully presented, Truth, that we CAN do all things through CHRIST who strengthens us. You are a fine sister, too, and I'm sure you helped make his life wonderful! The comfort is in knowing, you WILL meet again...
Connie has spoken of him before, and I am sorry for your shared loss. It is quite obvious to me, that the gift of ministry-writing is prevalent in your family!
The Alliance (Short Story) - 3/20/2007 1:40:06 PM
*tsk, tsk* only 29?? too, too young! but you have penend a beautiful memorial to him; he lives on in your words. Very well done, Carol!
(((HUGS))), much love, and prayers, your Texas friend, Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <
A Long Overdue Apology (Short Story) - 3/15/2007 6:36:14 AM
Heartfelt apology; I am so glad you're friends! Which is more than I can say about my family; we aren't that close, I'm afraid. Pray for us??...
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)
A Long Overdue Apology (Short Story) - 3/14/2007 4:51:30 AM
Just remember, we were kids, and the story between the lines is that I was pampered and spoiled, and it hurt--you! I grieve for the little sister who longed for those special treats that were given to "the sickly one." I love you with all my heart!
You and the others have told me how I was resented, especially when I kept wanting you to come up and keep me company in the bedroom, or bring me more pineapple juice or whatever. Believe me, with all the attention (and sister, brother and Mom "Maid Service")I was oblivious to anyone not wanting to do things for me.
Those "tiny gifts" you mentioned were not so tiny in a poor family. I hate the thought that when you would tell Mom about some new exciting thing at the corner store, she would have you buy it, but not for yourself. No, it was for "poor" me. I'm so sorry it was hard on you. I didn't know. And I was spoiled, sick or not.
I was always jealous of you for being "the pretty one" in the family.
I'm so glad we became good friends and still are!
Tons of love and hugs,
The Recipe (Poetry) - 6/27/2010 6:02:37 PM
A beautiful poem that immediately brings to mind memories of old, stained, and much-used recipes. I love the insight that made this recipe a cause for reflecting on the love behind the many meals that have been served.
Way to go, Carol's son!
The Recipe (Poetry) - 6/24/2010 9:32:03 PM
Perfect-not a word out of place, not an unnecessary one, either. Well-written, indeed.
The Recipe (Poetry) - 6/22/2010 2:56:59 PM
Excellent story of how a seemingly very ordinary or mundane thing is anything but.
The Recipe (Poetry) - 6/22/2010 2:45:25 PM
Oh those memories, they do have a way of stacking up, don't they...
Be always safe,
The Recipe (Poetry) - 6/22/2010 5:24:27 AM
It's the little things that bring back pleasant memories. Great poem.
Inventions (Poetry) - 3/17/2009 4:15:14 AM
do you realize you sound like Mom? She often questioned how things were made, etc. This is cute! Hmmm, I think I like the way your brain works, a little goofy, but lovable.
I wonder who thought of sisters..........Love ya! Connie
Earth Power (Poetry) - 3/17/2009 4:11:46 AM
and the Cameron coal bank is covered with trees--quite amazing!
Now which do you prefer--coal lands or rush hours? Would you believe we have our own (mini) rush hours here?
I know they're ugly (coal banks) but you know, we are so used to them, I would miss them if they were gone. They're sort of like the wart on your friend's face. : ]
RUSH HOUR (Poetry) - 3/17/2009 4:05:59 AM
You know how we country bumpkins in PA feel! You must be a good driver, though; you have a long-standing good driving record--Congratulations!
Love ya loads, Connie
Hopeless One (Poetry) - 3/17/2009 4:04:12 AM
Oh, Carol, Honey, I feel with you for her. She is SO deserving of the blessings of life. One of her chief blessings is having YOU, so faithful, soloving, so filled with compassion and longing for her. I love you both.
Me (Poetry) - 3/17/2009 3:59:59 AM
Would you believe, this is the first I've seen this? My Tracker feature must be broken. I don't recognize the other titles --about 5 of them -- at the top of this list either. So sorry! Here I am, wondering when you'll post another one and not knowing.....
Well, anyhow, I like it, especially the last 2 lines. Yer a clip!
Inventions (Poetry) - 11/28/2008 10:23:40 AM
I appreciate your wit, Carol. Love and peace to you,
RUSH HOUR (Poetry) - 11/28/2008 10:22:18 AM
I am so glad that I don't have to do this. I know some people who spend over two hours a day in traffic. Thank you, Carol. Love and best wishes,
Hopeless One (Poetry) - 11/28/2008 10:21:11 AM
I can completely relate to this since my mom decided to take an early leave of this world/life. Thank you, Carol. Love and best wishes,
Hopeless One (Poetry) - 10/6/2008 4:57:21 PM
Very powerful and compelling, Carol. This is what poetry is for, for spilling your heart to those who listen, to share what you cannot say or that will not be heard in any other way. I wish I could assist you in this and help your someone see the light worth shining in themselves. Stand by that someone no matter what.
Hopeless One (Poetry) - 10/4/2008 6:19:53 AM
I felt this so deeply Carol for you and the one the poem is about. Anyone who has witnessed a person being swallowed by depression knows what you are going through. My prayers are immediately going to our Savior for he is you know and he does answer. This is the way, the truth and the light, go to him for he will hear. God bless you and you loved one. Love, Bonnie (an adopted sister of Connie's)
Hopeless One (Poetry) - 10/3/2008 7:19:16 PM
Very interesting poem about life, and the desire to live it.
Earth Power (Poetry) - 9/25/2008 1:05:07 PM
How beautifully descriptive and soothing....
Be always safe,
Earth Power (Poetry) - 9/25/2008 5:18:47 AM
Very well done indeed..enjoyed these words you have written here sweet lady...be well and always safe...Hugs
Earth Power (Poetry) - 9/24/2008 11:54:03 PM
Absolutely beautiful.A well written poem about mother earth.Sometimes we take it for granted unfortunately by how we treat it.I enjoy this poem,take care
Earth Power (Poetry) - 9/24/2008 8:12:51 PM
cool i like it thanks for sharing
Earth Power (Poetry) - 9/24/2008 7:23:45 PM
We definitely should care more about out environment. This makes me think of that old commercial where the Native American has a tear in his eye as he looks at nature being abused by man. -- Jeff
Me (Poetry) - 9/24/2008 6:13:24 PM
I love your "take" on life and living it, Carol. Thank you. Love and peace to you,
Earth Power (Poetry) - 9/24/2008 6:12:04 PM
It is unfortunate that mankind is leaving such a devastating "footprint" on this beautiful planet. Thank you for sharing these timely thoughts, Carol. Love and best wishes,
Earth Power (Poetry) - 9/24/2008 5:50:25 PM
You have described the earth cycling power so well. Enjoyed this!
Sandie Angel :o)
The Boastful Mother (Poetry) - 9/21/2008 3:55:42 PM
This is my favorite, Carol. I took a real life journey through your years of motherhood. I can relate to all boys, although I have a little girl too. My little girl is more boy than my boys, though. I don't get pink lace and delicate fingertips with dainty little fingernails full of pink polish. I get muddy feet and ashed cheeks, thick knotty hair that she hates to brush and refuses to take baths....I would love to have baby number four in the next few years and be blessed with a daughter that actually acts like a girl. Best wishes to you and your precious always-exciting,adventurous family!
Unnamed (Poetry) - 9/21/2008 3:49:08 PM
oh this one is morally correct, humorous, and also deeply impacted about death. I loved it. And just to note....your undies may have been through alot more than that lady's....which proved more, as well. We may pick up your lingerie and say "Oh, this one had some fun in her time, it's lace is all torn and look at those stains!"
Alone (Poetry) - 9/21/2008 3:45:13 PM
I know you have many more writes for this one, Carol....but its simplicity will keep us adding to it in our own heads.....which is good. It will stay long after we read it. We have all been alone at one time, with loss, with love....this sums it all up.
Certain Women (Poetry) - 9/21/2008 3:42:10 PM
I definitely watch them walk by and have many thoughts pertaining to them. They don't understand that the makeup, the hairdos, the fancy jewelry, and the glamour they strut with is a sure sign of insecurity and lack of confidence with who they really are. I love the girls who walk by with bags under their eyes and hair falling out of their pony tails. I think "now, there's a woman. Some one who doesn't really give a crap and not scared to show it off. SOme may be ugly, but they'll tell you off for staring at them. It shows character (which I respect) and not movie star status.
Me (Poetry) - 9/21/2008 3:37:54 PM
I really really like this one! I definitely believe in no regrets. What has happened to everyone has made them what and who they are. We can only move forward and use what our know how has taught us for the future. I appreciate everything given, taken from, and granted for me. And this poem says that about you. We are comfortable and humble, gracious and grand because life should be just that. I feel I can connect to you, Carol. Thanx.
Conceited (Poetry) - 9/21/2008 3:34:23 PM
This is sweet. You dont even look like a senior. I bet with all those grandkids you have, you aren't really one yet. The kid keep you in the know. So go ahead and pay full price, Carol, if it makes you feel younger....anything to make you feel sneaky and fun.
Inventions (Poetry) - 9/21/2008 3:32:12 PM
I like these cute words of thought. Have you ever watched "How its made"? alot of my questions like this are answered through that. But very cutely written.
Inventions (Poetry) - 9/11/2008 6:04:30 PM
Anything within a finger tips reach. However, most things "invented" were come across by accident when in search of something else. Cute and enlightening write...
Be always safe,
Conceited (Poetry) - 9/1/2008 5:27:47 PM
You may not be "right" but you are clippy! I just can't get away with it anymore. Maybe my hairdresser's right--I should get my hair colored. But what about the wrinkles???
Oh, well, all of my favorite people are getting old just like me--YOU, for instance!
Conceited (Poetry) - 8/31/2008 8:09:52 PM
I got a great chuckle out of this. i was with my husband who has snow white hair, and is 61 years old, we walked into a restaurant and they gave us both a senior discount. I was insulted at first, but hey may as well enjoy the low prices. I'm still in no hurry to hit 60, even though I don't have but 8 years.
Happy Birthday Jennie (Poetry) - 8/31/2008 5:22:36 PM
Written straight from the heart of a loving mom/grandmother; this was a wonderful gift for Jennie. Thank you for sharing it, Carol. Love and best wishes to you,
Alone (Poetry) - 8/31/2008 5:20:40 PM
I can relate. Love and best wishes to you,
Alone (Poetry) - 8/30/2008 4:27:03 PM
Solitude can be unbearable at times. -- Jeff
Happy Birthday Jennie (Poetry) - 7/30/2008 10:35:13 AM
I hope Jennie read this--it is beautiful and touching.
Karen (below) used the word "endearing" which is the first thing that came to my mind for it.
Unnamed (Poetry) - 7/21/2008 7:00:25 PM
LOL Shining humor in these lines of wisdom, Carol - well done!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Frogman (Poetry) - 7/21/2008 6:59:35 PM
A deeply meaningful write, Carol. You could have gotten "froggy" and jumped on him, but you didn't - well done.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Happy Birthday Jennie (Poetry) - 7/14/2008 6:16:30 PM
So very endearing and Happy Birthday Jennie, may this be your best one yet...
Be always safe,
Happy Birthday Jennie (Poetry) - 7/14/2008 4:00:56 PM
The entire poem is a gift, but the last three lines are the beautiful treasure inside the packaging - beautiful, Carol. Happy Birthday to Jennie!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Valentine From A Friend (Poetry) - 6/3/2008 6:30:19 PM
In reading this poem "Valentine From A Friend" mades me think about my life married to my husband, Ted. My feelings? Knowing that "My Friend" is my "Love," my "Husband!" No better friend to have!
Your Sister-in-law, Anita
Certain Women (Poetry) - 4/25/2008 7:47:36 PM
LOL, yes, i think we all know some of these!!! Nice rhyming.
The Rise and Fall of Love (Poetry) - 4/23/2008 9:35:52 AM
Now that is a heartache in a nutshell! Brilliant poem.
Certain Women (Poetry) - 4/23/2008 9:34:28 AM
Often those who mask the heaviest have broken spirits they hide from the world. I try to look beyond makeup into hearts. Friends come in odd packages sometimes.
The Rise and Fall of Love (Poetry) - 4/22/2008 11:29:50 AM
Succinctly powerful and sadly... ...very true is so many instances. Thank you, Carol. Love and peace,
Certain Women (Poetry) - 4/22/2008 11:28:40 AM
Some people feel the need to put on masks. You make some good points here, Carol. Love and best wishes,
Certain Women (Poetry) - 4/22/2008 4:56:07 AM
Oh you don't know how many times I wanted to get a wash cloth. Do they own mirrors? Wonderful write. Best regards, Bonnie May
Certain Women (Poetry) - 4/21/2008 9:42:03 PM
I really would not care one way or the other simply because I am very comfortable in who I am and do not see others as any threat. Many I know wear too much make-up and even go as far as to have facial surgery to keep themselves looking like they are twenty, but I figure they are just not comfortable with who they are....
Be always safe,
Certain Women (Poetry) - 4/21/2008 6:55:46 PM
HeeHee, Carol! But not as bad as those with their 7th cosmetic surgeries. Do they not realize they appear to be more like clowns? Oh, well.
Blessings and Appreciation ~~ Micke
Unnamed (Poetry) - 10/5/2007 5:29:58 PM
Hmmm, an unusual poem. But ain't it true? Don't forget to wash the bottoms of your feet before you go out to buy that new underwear. You never know who's gonna see 'em.
Unnamed (Poetry) - 10/1/2007 8:48:02 PM
This reminds me of my Mom. Funny the things the "drilled" into our psyche!
Unnamed (Poetry) - 10/1/2007 9:46:40 AM
Thank you for sharing your perspective, Carol. Love and peace to you,
Frogman (Poetry) - 5/21/2007 12:17:39 PM
This is very meaningful. Good analogy/humor
The Rise and Fall of Love (Poetry) - 5/17/2007 7:32:56 AM
The Rise and Fall of Love (Poetry) - 5/16/2007 11:22:04 PM
Awwwwww! So sad a tale of love found and love lost......
The Rise and Fall of Love (Poetry) - 5/16/2007 4:46:01 PM
How you told such a thorough story in just thirteen words is beyond me. Each line is a chapter of the progress of the relationship. It's a sad story, though. So sad for you.
Very well done, little sis!
"Oodles and oodles"
The Rise and Fall of Love (Poetry) - 5/16/2007 11:45:44 AM
YOU ARE RIGHT
ALL ABOUT IT
BRAVO TO YOU!
The Boastful Mother (Poetry) - 4/22/2007 7:01:10 PM
Your children are your legacy and truly, you exhibit love for them here. Thank you for sharing, Carol. Love and peace,
Frogman (Poetry) - 4/22/2007 6:59:38 PM
Well. You certainly effectively share your sentiments via these lines, Carol. You do express a great deal here. Thank you for sharing. Love and peace to you,
The Boastful Mother (Poetry) - 3/2/2007 12:17:15 PM
enjoyed the read
The Boastful Mother (Poetry) - 3/2/2007 7:35:30 AM
This is such a wonderful tribute to motherhood, it's joys and challenges. Enjoyed this so much Carol.
The Boastful Mother (Poetry) - 2/27/2007 7:59:33 PM
Welcome to the Den! And any sister of Connie's, has to be talented!
This was filled with warmth and homor and love. Congratulations on being The Boastful Mother...and rightly so. And your children are very blessed to have you.
Valentine From A Friend (Poetry) - 2/27/2007 3:52:17 PM
Long time ago, you gave me a copy of this poem, but I never realized the title was the heading on the Valentine. That is sad.
I always liked the poem. and you.
(except when you'd bite my arm)
(and I would throw something at you)
Frogman (Poetry) - 2/27/2007 3:46:07 PM
A unique way to describe your Ex. Somehow, in its weirdness, I like it. It says a lot about him and about you.
Long ago, I think you told me he liked to read poems. Would it make him "hopping mad" if he read this?
Sorry, I couldn't resist.
Love and bear-hugs,
The Boastful Mother (Poetry) - 2/27/2007 3:41:48 PM
I'm so happy that you are finally putting poems on AD--I've only read a few through the years and always loved what you wrote. This one is so dear, partly because YOU wrote it, partly because I know and love each of these boys and girls, and partly just because it's a sweet and wonderful poem from the heart of a sweet and wonderful person! Yes, I have tears in my eyes now.
I love you, my sweet sister. I miss you.
God bless you as you join in the fun on the den!
Tons of love,
The Boastful Mother (Poetry) - 2/27/2007 12:53:37 PM
I must say that I love to read poetry and anything that comes from the human heart especially if it is meaningful as this one is. It is always an indeed pleasure to read such fine and well written work that touches us all in a different way. Thanks for sharing with me and many others. Blessings and peace always to you
The Boastful Mother (Poetry) - 2/27/2007 12:39:14 PM
THIS IS ABSOLUTELY ONE OF THE BEST POEMS I HAVE EVER READ!!!! Extremely well written, and with much love and humour thrown in for good measure... Excellent! P.S. (I have three sons, no girls)LOL
Valentine From A Friend (Poetry) - 2/19/2007 7:20:55 AM
No it never dies whatever form it takes. Enjoyed the poem.