Recent Reviews for Mendy Thompson
A Big Number (Short Story) - 2/15/2007 5:13:05 PM|
I too just hit the 50 mark and believe me....it's no big deal. Am excited to apply for my AARP card. Think I threw the application away in a fit of denial when I was at the point you are at now. Hang in there, it only gets better, and I am sure I am getting smarter too!
A Big Number (Short Story) - 2/14/2007 6:01:19 AM
So true, Mendy. First it's the small aches and pains, then the reading glasses, then comes the terrible realization that if you sit down on the floor you just may not be able to get back up! I have a few years to go before fifty, but I'm feeling every line of this delightful story of yours. Well done!
The Ultimate Surprise (Poetry) - 10/20/2013 3:43:54 PM
Your verses allow me to reflect upon all that you have shared; you express a universal and timeless theme. Thank you, Mendy. Love and blessings to you,
The Ultimate Surprise (Poetry) - 6/18/2012 8:34:57 AM
it will be...for only 'one' knows that day and hour and He's not telling. thanks
The Ultimate Surprise (Poetry) - 6/16/2012 6:47:12 AM
lovely set of circumstances ...
The Ultimate Surprise (Poetry) - 6/13/2012 7:45:37 AM
Sounds like the life to me, enhanced by childhood dreams. Now all you have to do is live it. Very inspiring.
The Ultimate Surprise (Poetry) - 6/12/2012 10:03:58 AM
What a lovely, lovely poem you have composed. And in it you have, seemingly, included all the important things we encounter through our daily walk. It seems that once a person has read this piece, they, themselves, would be inspired to be a better person--one who would take time to "smell the roses," strive to be the kind of individual who would be more sensitive to others' needs, and desire to be with God once life on earth has come to an end. In think, Mendy, this is a gentle piece, as if you are whispering all your inner thoughts into a gentle breeze for all to enjoy. I want to be the kind of person you have described. And finally, may your wish for "The Ultimate Surprise" be granted whenever that day arrives.
April 14, 2009 (Poetry) - 4/19/2009 6:11:58 AM
A tribute penned from a caring heart.
April 14, 2009 (Poetry) - 4/16/2009 12:58:53 PM
My heart grieves for you at the loss of your mother. You are right though, the pain just continues to linger and only more questions added with no answers. A void that will never be filled except for all the many fond memories of a life shared...
Be always safe,
April 14, 2009 (Poetry) - 4/16/2009 9:05:05 AM
My sincere condolences go out to you as I too lost someone on Good Friday that I thought would be around for a long time to come. Time is the only healer and it does not so much heal but soothes and refreshes the heart that bleeds like a knive has pierced it until we can gain control again. Your poem is a loving tribute to a wonderful woman and I am sure she will love it.
April 14, 2009 (Poetry) - 4/16/2009 6:55:47 AM
"Where is the closest station to refill my empty tank?" I love this line, Mendy. It almost sounds like a desperate attempt to fill the void in your aching heart. There is healing in the writing process, and you have expressed yourself beautifully here. No, things will never again be the same, but you will always have your memories. No one can take them from you. They are yours forever, and you can visit those memories anytime you like. You won't have to share your mother with anyone. It will just be the two of you, one-on-one.
April 14, 2009 (Poetry) - 4/16/2009 6:32:52 AM
I am so sorry for your loss, Mendy; may God be with you in this time of grief!
I know the pain of this: lost my own mom 19 years ago; she didn't make sixty (she would have been sixty in May of that year; she died in March, on St. Patrick's Day). And lost my daddy almost a year ago; it will be a year in May, on the 28. He would have been 78 in October had he lived. I miss them both so much!!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <
In Loving Memory of Donna M. Thompson (Poetry) - 4/17/2008 12:23:32 PM
I have been in Florida, and this tribute to Donna was a wonderful come-home treat. Your words have captured her inner beauty and the love she had for all people and all the blessings nature provides us daily. We only meet one person like Donna during our lifetime, two at the most. Some, however, journey through life without meeting even the one. She will always serve as a shining beacon throughout our darkest days ahead. What a treasure...Donna. Well penned, Mendy.
Circle of Life (Poetry) - 4/28/2007 9:09:34 AM
These are lovely sentiments, a tribute and a gift for your mom; thank you for sharing, Mendy. Love and peace to you,
Circle of Life (Poetry) - 4/27/2007 5:43:56 AM
Beautiful tribute to your mom; at least you still have yours; mine died 17 years ago, and I still miss her so much! Very well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn.
Circle of Life (Poetry) - 4/26/2007 10:47:54 PM
Very beautiful poem and so appropriate with Mother's day soon approaching...
Full of Grace (Poetry) - 2/22/2007 6:04:50 AM
ain't that the truth!!!
no i wouldn't trade it either
like you said "only on the inside where it counts"
Full of Grace (Poetry) - 2/20/2007 5:21:45 AM
You have expressed so beautifully the thoughts we all have, here in our "upper youth."
Yes, it is living and loving that etches those lines into our faces. Well done!
Full of Grace (Poetry) - 2/20/2007 3:04:40 AM
I know we've probably, at one time or other, wished we could go back to our youth and know what we know now. I have but somehow know that I would never really want to. Visit the good moments maybe but never to relive the painful ones. I hope we can all age with grace. Each line or wrikle is a notch of wisdom to be handed down through our legacy. Bless You in Your Wisdom.
Full of Grace (Poetry) - 2/20/2007 1:38:38 AM
Beautiful work and honest reflections, yes I think we do all long a little for the youth we often think we squandered away being young. I look back as i enter my fifties and think dam, wish I was still 40, 30 or even 20 but I know that is not practical only wishful thinking so then I take stock at what I do have and when I look around I see the beauty in the women who are my age both inside and out and think...heck maybe it isn't all that bad. Anyway I digress and after reading your profile if you are planning to publish this one is very publishable. Look forward to reading more of you Mendy
Felix L. Perry
Full of Grace (Poetry) - 2/19/2007 9:14:32 PM
Nice view of thought, one reflecting back on the grasp of youth and the wish for beauty, it is wisdom and knowledge that not by choice where we find ourselves as we walk into the journey of growing old.....gracefully...
very nice work on this poem.....Art Sun...
My Mother's Hands (Poetry) - 2/12/2007 9:21:26 AM
Ah yes. Where does the time go? Living is indeed ephemeral on this planet. Thank God life is eternal in the greater scheme of "things." Thank you for sharing this offering, Mendy. Love and peace,
All Is Well (Poetry) - 2/12/2007 9:19:19 AM
This is a loving and respectful tribute, Mendy. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace to you,
All Is Well (Poetry) - 2/4/2007 6:25:53 PM
You can't get over such a loss. But you can be thankful for her life, whilst you still have yours. In the knowledge that she is home, no doubt making sure she has everything ready for the family..
A grief observed by C S Lewis may help