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Recent Reviews for E. J. Farrand

Bait Drop -- Prologue (Short Story) - 10/3/2007 10:40:04 AM
What evil characters! I think I have met those people somewhere.

Bait Drop: Chap. 3 (Short Story) - 10/3/2007 10:30:15 AM
Still good stuff.

Bait Drop Chap.2 Pt.2 (Short Story) - 10/3/2007 10:19:21 AM
I was abducted by aliens once. Dan Hartiway can call me and I will tell him all about it. Love your story. It should have been a book.

Bait Drop Chap2;Pt1 (Short Story) - 10/3/2007 10:04:37 AM
It gets better with each story.

Bait Drop -- Part 2 (Short Story) - 10/3/2007 9:57:09 AM
I don't know any animal rights activists where I live: Mississippi. I still do not understand what your character is doing in Yankeeville any way, but I love your writing. It sounds like you have been somewhere and done something, but nobody knows what. God bless you.

Bait Drop (Short Story) - 10/3/2007 9:45:07 AM
You sound like my kind of guy.

Bait Drop: Chap. 3 (Short Story) - 8/20/2007 5:39:53 PM
Very good. I'm curious what they are looking for too. Lady J

Bait Drop: Chap. 3 (Short Story) - 8/20/2007 6:15:15 AM
I was so glad to see a new chapter in your story, Ed. This was very intriguing, and you did a brilliant job of developing these characters. Now I'm anxious for another installment! Jean

Bait Drop Chap.2 Pt.2 (Short Story) - 6/20/2007 4:06:19 AM
Hmm, I agree with Lady J, something strange about this Yogi thing...enjoyed also keeps my attention, awaiting chapter three. Blessings, Joyce B.

Bait Drop Chap.2 Pt.2 (Short Story) - 6/19/2007 3:52:41 AM
Bait Drop is unfolding nicely it keeps me interested a true page-turner and I can't wait to read the next part.

Bait Drop Chap.2 Pt.2 (Short Story) - 6/17/2007 5:55:06 PM
Yep, something strange about this yogi thing. can't wait to read the next part. like the story and people so far. Lady J

Bait Drop Chap2;Pt1 (Short Story) - 6/4/2007 4:46:09 AM
I enjoy reading your work and this story is very good and your characters are coming to life, I can't wait to read more....

Bait Drop Chap2;Pt1 (Short Story) - 5/7/2007 8:09:14 AM
Enjoyed this write...kept my attention, love the characters. Just a great write! Blessings, Joyce Bowling

Bait Drop Chap2;Pt1 (Short Story) - 5/7/2007 6:39:36 AM
Your characters are very good, as is your story.

Bait Drop Chap2;Pt1 (Short Story) - 5/6/2007 10:46:45 AM
Yes, developing characters can be difficult, but you are doing a bang-up job here, and to read this, it all seems so effortless. Very intriguing twist, and like Lady J, I'll be waiting and wondering...

Bait Drop Chap2;Pt1 (Short Story) - 5/6/2007 8:56:21 AM
I love this.. way cool. leaving a bit of intrigue about what the bear was doing in that spot, i'll be waiting for that. Very good. Can't wait to me Lou myself. Lady J

Bait Drop -- Part 2 (Short Story) - 5/5/2007 4:58:20 PM
Excellent writing; exciting - very exciting, Terry

Bait Drop -- Prologue (Short Story) - 4/23/2007 4:57:56 PM
Well written, you've penned a prologue that leaves the reader anxious for the remaining chapters... Blessings, Joyce Bowling

Bait Drop -- Prologue (Short Story) - 4/22/2007 10:05:27 AM
Ed, I had no idea that you had such evil characters inside you waiting to come out. ;o) Great writing, my friend. Terry

Bait Drop -- Prologue (Short Story) - 4/22/2007 9:07:35 AM
Ooh, good job EJ. This is a very powerful character. A nice beginning to the story. Jean

Bait Drop -- Prologue (Short Story) - 4/22/2007 8:16:52 AM
A most interesting Bait Drop Prologue, E. J.

Bait Drop -- Prologue (Short Story) - 4/22/2007 6:34:25 AM
Well, done here. Your right this is a perfect spot for it. I like the twist with the pet food. You got inside information? I've thought it was an inside job. :-) Lady J

Bait Drop -- Part 2 (Short Story) - 4/15/2007 8:28:44 AM
An extremely well written continuation of your story, EJ, though I must confess to being upset about the bear. I love them. Looking forward to the next installment! Jean

Bait Drop -- Part 2 (Short Story) - 4/15/2007 8:16:57 AM
Great chapter. Well written. Look forward to the next. Lady J

Bait Drop (Short Story) - 4/15/2007 6:27:51 AM
A great story line.. I look forward to the next chapter.....M

Dried Sponge (Poetry) - 11/10/2008 12:41:01 PM
This is a really fabulous poem, EJ. The human angst is spot on and your portrayal of hopelessness/loneliness is both sad and beautiful. Out of the toughest times grows the most meaningful prose. God Bless you. Jean

Dried Sponge (Poetry) - 11/9/2008 11:46:42 PM
Pooring out your inner most emotions and embracing a life devoid. I hope you are okay and see what a beautiful person lies within... Be always safe, Karen

Dried Sponge (Poetry) - 11/9/2008 8:28:03 PM
This is a great poem you have written,I enjoy reading it,take care Edwin

Forty-five Minutes (Poetry) - 8/17/2008 4:03:26 AM
Oh, wow. Scary. Please be well.

Forty-five Minutes (Poetry) - 8/16/2008 8:44:24 PM
Soooo Glad you are here to talk about it. Warmth and Love to you.

Quicksand of Loneliness (Poetry) - 7/18/2008 9:58:24 AM
A touching write with outstanding imagery...remember we are never alone if we have God in our life, even then sometimes we might feel as though we are in this life alone and wondering, I think we all feel this way at times in our lives. Well written my friend! Blessings, Joyce B.

Quicksand of Loneliness (Poetry) - 7/16/2008 4:32:29 AM
I can see what you are describing so well. But sometimes, it is good to know that what we were looking for from others was already inside us. Axilea

Quicksand of Loneliness (Poetry) - 7/14/2008 4:03:35 PM
You are not alone, we are all feeling things like this with you too. It is a good message for us to share. Thanks.

Quicksand of Loneliness (Poetry) - 7/13/2008 8:21:14 PM
Wow, the inner turmoil you suffer, yet there are many who feel the same just do not express it as well. You are not alone, though you may believe you are..... Be always safe, Karen

Quicksand of Loneliness (Poetry) - 7/13/2008 1:08:40 PM
It is a hard journey, but the upside benefits far out-weigh the downside. The thing you need to remember one thing and that is that the words you have penned are felt silently, without acknowledgement, that you have been truthful and honest and many others share your pain. Peace, Dan

Emptiness Interrupted (Poetry) - 7/12/2008 6:35:50 PM
A wonderful write, we could all use a magic potion every now and then...well done! Blessings, Joyce B.

Emptiness Interrupted (Poetry) - 7/3/2008 5:43:09 PM
A magic elixir to sooth away the pain in one's weary heart, giving the eternal spirit a chance to breath again... Be always safe, Karen

Emptiness Interrupted (Poetry) - 7/3/2008 6:54:04 AM
You have eloquently voiced what so many of us feel. Well done! Peace and cheers, Dan

Emptiness Interrupted (Poetry) - 7/3/2008 4:59:27 AM
A magic potion - I'd surely love to find one myself these days.

Emptiness Interrupted (Poetry) - 7/3/2008 4:02:06 AM
A beautiful and powerful poem, EJ.

Emptiness Interrupted (Poetry) - 7/3/2008 1:49:54 AM
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva

Not so funny bunny (Poetry) - 6/21/2008 12:42:32 AM
I enjoyed reading this very adorable write and the pic too! Hope you had fun, ~Gwendolyn

Until They Fly as One (Poetry) - 6/13/2008 8:27:48 AM
Gotta watch those adds.. The right one might be just around the corner...M

Not so funny bunny (Poetry) - 6/13/2008 8:25:15 AM
Cute ,, this had me laughing!...M

Masks and Illusions (Poetry) - 5/21/2008 2:21:33 AM
How honest! This poem holds the beauty of a heart that has learned to show the hurt. Not an easy task. Axilea

A Candle  (Poetry) - 5/7/2008 12:16:29 PM
And so it goes my friend, a continuing, like the soul, one kin to another if only in the tiniest of ways. Reba~

Not so funny bunny (Poetry) - 3/29/2008 2:52:18 PM
Wonderful! I'm laughing out loud and loving it. Terry

It Must be Told (Poetry) - 3/24/2008 6:16:22 PM
Excellent advice full of wisdom, compassion, intelligence and love. Nobody ever listened to me until... today! So one thing that everyone should know is: never tell a child who battles a huge feeling of guilt that the abusive parent loves them and that they are wrong. This is just as harmful as abuse. Thank you for writing about this extremely painful subject. Axilea

Not so funny bunny (Poetry) - 3/24/2008 5:09:38 PM
Way cool....It's never to late to have a happy childhood. Good little poem too! LJ

Not so funny bunny (Poetry) - 3/24/2008 12:51:17 PM
The first thing I thought of when I saw the picture was that old movie titled "Harvey" LOL... you could have bitten her back, ya know. Cheers, Dan

Not so funny bunny (Poetry) - 3/24/2008 1:47:15 AM
i like the casual mentioning of ardvarks in here. i dont think they recieve anywhere near enough attention haha! this is cute. i loved going to walmart when i was in the US because of the greeters at the door. bob was my favouritest greeter. but yes... imagine a big bunny greeting me when i enter walmart... sheesh! how glorious! your pic is cool! sorry the tale ended a bit painfully

Until They Fly as One (Poetry) - 3/23/2008 11:26:08 AM
Hi - long time no read. I'm sorry I've been gone so long, but not sorry I stopped by today to see what you've been up to. I love this poem. I also like your last line: 'unafraid of failure" which I know you indeed are. After those dreary days on "that" blog location (name withheld to protect those who were innocent), I love to see you're shining here. Terry

Today is her Tomorrow (Poetry) - 3/9/2008 3:49:35 PM
I've gotten woefully behind in my reading, EJ, but thought I'd stop in and see what's new. This is a very stirring and powerful piece of poetry. I also loved Until They Fly as One.

Until They Fly as One (Poetry) - 3/3/2008 8:35:10 AM
Failure is the back door to success my friend. Being a lone bird does not mean one is lonely for it is the flight that carries the future. Lady J

Until They Fly as One (Poetry) - 2/16/2008 6:22:34 PM
...thoughts written here...are well one reason to soar... well done... John

Until They Fly as One (Poetry) - 2/16/2008 8:05:56 AM
Really great work, I to think the last stanza is the best. Cheers, Dan

Until They Fly as One (Poetry) - 2/16/2008 5:10:09 AM
Once again, I love your last stanza, my friend.

Today is her Tomorrow (Poetry) - 2/10/2008 4:58:45 AM
Powerful write indeed my friend, profound lingers on one's thoughts! Blessings, Joyce B.

Today is her Tomorrow (Poetry) - 2/9/2008 4:15:16 PM
good write and a empowering word to let then know there is hope. Lady J

Today is her Tomorrow (Poetry) - 2/7/2008 9:25:27 PM
Simply a very amazing piece. I could almost feel the anquish and uncertainty through your words..... Be always safe, Karen

Today is her Tomorrow (Poetry) - 2/7/2008 4:53:28 AM
Powerfully penned, my friend - and good for her.

Today is her Tomorrow (Poetry) - 2/6/2008 10:33:38 PM
This harrowing story happens all over the world thousands of times daily. This poem does a superb job of making it universal.

It Must be Told (Poetry) - 2/5/2008 7:53:15 PM
Tell it! TELL IT !! Loving Hugs, 'Pea' PS: I am taking the liberty of sending a link to your poem to Marcia Duning of Angels That Care. ATC is dedicated to reducing domestic violence in any and all forms. Might want to check it out. Url's Sister Survivor

It Must be Told (Poetry) - 2/1/2008 4:37:38 PM
In this time it is easier for others to listen. Many years ago it was easier for families to just keep quiet. It's a good write and a good start to healing. Lady J

It Must be Told (Poetry) - 1/31/2008 8:50:33 AM
A very poingnant is obvious that you really care, and with that, what more could a young child want, other than peace. Dan

Masks and Illusions (Poetry) - 1/28/2008 3:28:53 PM
I carried many masks with me For the various acts of this play... Friend, you said a whole mouthful there. I really liked this poem. A lot of truth to it.

Masks and Illusions (Poetry) - 1/28/2008 12:56:21 PM
Learning where to be yourself is a skill of this life. Fantasy like dreams are there to fill the void or time inbetween the real events of life which surely are painful sometimes. Knowing the difference is another skill one would be well adviced to master. I find reality safer though not as much fun only because I know what to expect. Good write. Lady J

Masks and Illusions (Poetry) - 1/28/2008 8:30:16 AM
I think you've just written the stories of our lives. Well done! Peace, Dan

Masks and Illusions (Poetry) - 1/28/2008 5:08:08 AM
but this is what I'm trying to be-- just a simple, honest man. Many wear many masks these sad days, my friend. But I truly think your goal is the best one, and I, too, now strive for that.

Wishing for that Prism (Poetry) - 1/13/2008 2:11:24 AM
well written introspective sojourn ...

Wishing for that Prism (Poetry) - 1/11/2008 10:05:32 PM
You bear your soul in such an artful and delicate manner, so spiritually beautiful... Be safe, Karen

Wishing for that Prism (Poetry) - 1/11/2008 6:18:40 PM
A personal and honest write. The ending is particularly uplifting with the hope revealed. Thank you. Love and peace to you, Regis

Wishing for that Prism (Poetry) - 1/11/2008 1:48:43 PM
WEll understood for many of us lived within the safety of our inner world where we felt we had some control for surely in the outer/real world there was none. Enjoyed this for the end shows the courage to finally let that inner man free. Lady J

Wishing for that Prism (Poetry) - 1/11/2008 4:27:39 AM
Love your ending, my friend!

Aloft (Poetry) - 1/6/2008 12:27:54 PM
Well said and I like the corelation of balloons to dreams, both can be so illusive and flighty.... Be safe, Karen

Aloft (Poetry) - 1/5/2008 2:09:42 PM
Free the mind for more to come in. Dreams are what we do while waiting for real life to become like a dream. Lady J

Aloft (Poetry) - 1/5/2008 11:44:14 AM
A beautiful and uplifting write..enjoyed! Blessings, Joyce B.

Aloft (Poetry) - 1/5/2008 7:47:38 AM
A really beautiful, uplifting, hope filled write, EJ. I enjoyed this one very much.

Aloft (Poetry) - 1/5/2008 4:48:25 AM
A marvelous piece, E.J., and may those dreams continue to soar high and free!

Aloft (Poetry) - 1/4/2008 10:40:09 PM
Lovely example of concrete poetry. I like your balloon-verses that symbolize everyone's dreams. Axilea

Depression revisited (Poetry) - 1/2/2008 7:17:09 PM
Your inner most feelings are so well expressed here and it leaves me wishing there was something more I could do for both you and your mom.... Be safe, Karen

Depression revisited (Poetry) - 1/2/2008 11:30:44 AM
Thought provoking my friend and well written, creative as well...depression is a terrible thing, attacks so many that have no idea what is wrong with them...I witnessed a family member who was in a state of depression, he would not admit it, wouldn't seek help for it, and slowly became an alcoholic...sad, yes doctors do help, along with prayer and meditation...a thought provoking write my friend... Blessings, Joyce B.

Depression revisited (Poetry) - 1/2/2008 11:21:15 AM
I like the way you visualize depression, giving it appearence, texture and a position in space... it "sits", it covers something else. You are also making a difference between you/your mind/your hopes and depression because obviously you don't identify with the illness. Very thought-provoking. Axilea

Depression revisited (Poetry) - 1/1/2008 11:00:59 PM
Your Poem Depression revisited is so very true. Depression is a terrible illness that we who suffer with it, or from it, must learn to live with. Medication is a good help.

Many Lifelines in Existance (Poetry) - 12/5/2007 6:53:31 PM
Oh boy you certainly are not alone in this arena. We all carry baggage, try to repair what we can and hopefully have the strength to just let go of what we cannot. Your poetry is beautiful, from your heart, sometimes from within the core fibers of your being! Of course you should consider publishing. Besides you will never really know unless you try, right?? Me, I would much rather try and fail, then never to have tried. Be safe, Karen

Many Lifelines in Existance (Poetry) - 12/5/2007 1:52:34 PM
Going back to the beginning and starting over again now that you know what things you don't need to bring with you on this journey. I'd rebuild the bridges in case others need to travel that road also. Leave the baggage you got now in storage then forget to pay the rent...Good write. Combine your writings that tell the story of your lifeline. Others could use the timeline to follow and see their future. Lady J

Hands of Time (Poetry) - 12/3/2007 5:42:09 PM
And the hands of time beat forever and orderly on, well said... Be safe, Karen

Hands of Time (Poetry) - 12/3/2007 3:39:10 PM
They say we can't ever make the events ever change, and many times we can't ever make up for that loss yet I'm a believer that what we do to help all others till the last tick of our clock is the purpose of our awakening. Lady J

Hands of Time (Poetry) - 12/2/2007 4:31:36 AM
To reclaim a few seconds where decisions were made; Ah, if only we all could, most of our lives would probably be quite different.

Hands of Time (Poetry) - 12/2/2007 1:03:57 AM
An interesting series of reflections about time, its essence, its impact... all of this in a poem. I like the originality of "if wishes were clocks"... :-) Axilea

Hands of Time (Poetry) - 12/1/2007 1:13:28 PM
What a great write, I love this poem. Good job. Time keeps moving and it goes so fast, we cannot turn it back but we can learn from it. :)

Stage Fright, Flight and Fight (Poetry) - 11/30/2007 5:36:09 PM
Our life is that stage some times, and it triggers within what we already know. I enjoyed this. Lady J

Foresaken Girl (Poetry) - 11/28/2007 6:38:09 PM
For so many of us who survived so many years of unseen and unheard of abuse the only safe place was already molded into our minds and that is where we became trapped in that time. Our safe place was so wonderful even if just void of real feelings and sight. My family still does not understand what they caused to be in my life and I truly don't hold them with any malice for I don't believe that they truly thought of any life long repercussions as their was. A great write and thought provoking. The night is so long when you are afraid and hurting. Lady J

Untitled (Poetry) - 11/27/2007 4:03:21 PM
There are many times I recall emotions arising from where I did not know but the frustration and inner screaming would start. Realization of moments I didn't react as I could have if I was another personality would cause this great turmoil amongst the others that I had no control over. Good write and very thought provoking. Lady J

Untitled (Poetry) - 11/27/2007 4:35:32 AM
Title or No Title, a powerful piece.

Untitled (Poetry) - 11/26/2007 7:54:12 PM
Truly-felt emotions here. Well spun. Well spun.

Living Portrait (Poetry) - 11/25/2007 5:57:40 PM
This is so beautiful and in so many ways very true. To sit, relax and look into a fireplace while the logs are burning and the flames doing a macbre sort of dance is very mesmerizing. Your mind is set free and you can see things that you never really saw in a much clearer vision.... Be safe, Karen

Living Portrait (Poetry) - 11/24/2007 9:21:30 PM
My husband and I just enjoyed a bonfire out back tonight...We were very connected with its energy, like you say... I love staring into the flames to let my mind wanger with each flicker... Enjoyed this too! Love and Peace~ Kimmy~

Living Portrait (Poetry) - 11/24/2007 6:58:45 PM
I too grew up with a fireplaces. My papaw was a man of many talents one of which was building fireplaces. Today I love to sit and watch the logs burning in my fireplace I even have one in my bedroom that brings much comfort on cold winter nights. You've captured it well with this wonderful offering my friend...well done! As Ed said this is truly a treat! Blessings & Happy Holidays, Joyce B.

Living Portrait (Poetry) - 11/24/2007 1:48:48 PM
Many the hours I would spend just tending the flames. Good write and great memories. Lady J

Living Portrait (Poetry) - 11/24/2007 7:04:26 AM
For those who have never had the pleasure of a real wood fire in the hearth, you are missing a physical, cerebral, and emotional connection to nature. They surely are, and those missing your poem are missing a real treat, E.J.!

The Play (Poetry) - 10/9/2007 12:16:19 AM
Fabulous write, full of anticipation and suspense only to find an empty theater, nice twist.... Be safe, Karen

The Play (Poetry) - 10/8/2007 7:45:09 PM
Stark. I felt like this a lot --especially in my college years. It's so hard to be center stage and not know what you're doing.--Charlie

Autumn Hue (Poetry) - 10/8/2007 1:37:04 PM
it is a beautiful time of the year and yes, it doesn't last long enough. great write. Lady J

A Candle  (Poetry) - 10/2/2007 9:42:20 AM
A fine metaphorical write. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace, Regis

The Mighty Lamoille River (Poetry) - 10/2/2007 9:41:13 AM
Sweet tribute to a living river. Now, about Vermont. I think from the French "Vert Mont." Green Mountain. Thanks for making me envisage this river. Love and peace to you, Regis

The Mighty Lamoille River (Poetry) - 10/1/2007 8:26:47 AM
Nicely done. It would be great to follow it once from it's start and see each mile of it as it grows and changes. Lady J

The Mighty Lamoille River (Poetry) - 9/30/2007 8:23:31 AM
Beautiful imagery within this write my friend, a wonderful journey that you've taken the readers on. Enjoyed! Blessings, Joyce B.

The Mighty Lamoille River (Poetry) - 9/28/2007 9:51:29 PM
So beautiful and very picturesque. A journey of a river starting as a trickle and buiding into the mighty river so aptly named... Be safe, Karen

The Mighty Lamoille River (Poetry) - 9/28/2007 8:53:36 PM
My sister lives in "the NorthEast Kingdom" (Caledonia county) and I trout fish the little streams, brooks and a few rivers up that way. I'm good at it but the fish are always small (Brookies a few small Browns). They have Big Browns but you can never catch 'em in the day. So once I fished the Lamoille somewhere off the road, but not sure where. Had no luck but just don't know it well yet. Is is productive and can you catch Big Browns without "nightstalking"? A nice poem of Vermont, my second adopted home that I sadly don't get to often (live in Florida) Will check your site.

Dance (Poetry) - 9/21/2007 4:45:34 PM
As live is this pen expresses well. Enjoyed. Lady J

Dance (Poetry) - 9/19/2007 8:34:05 AM
yes a beautiful expression of love in-tune

Dance (Poetry) - 9/18/2007 2:30:31 PM
The music of one's life - to be shared forever. A beautiful expression of love, Kathy

Dance (Poetry) - 9/18/2007 12:58:55 AM
...beautiful pen...of solo movement...and found company of harmony...creation and union of the heart. well done... John

Dance (Poetry) - 9/17/2007 7:28:16 PM
I could see the two in a dance and hear the gentle music in the background in this wonderful piece.... Be safe, Karen

Caw of the Raven (Poetry) - 9/17/2007 6:08:11 PM
Expressed well my friend, you've captured the thoughts of many about a topic most choose not to write about! Well done! Blessings, Joyce B.

Caw of the Raven (Poetry) - 9/17/2007 4:08:23 PM
Wonderfully, yet endearing piece looking unto the "self". Very well pehned.... Be safe, Karen

Caw of the Raven (Poetry) - 9/16/2007 8:02:47 PM
Superb poem on a topic most like to avoid...responsibility... fine work! Eileen

Caw of the Raven (Poetry) - 9/16/2007 7:32:06 PM
Wonderfully expressed and worded feelings of personal despair and recrimination...sometimes we must face ourselves...sometimes it is not easy...wish you all good things, Jim

Caw of the Raven (Poetry) - 9/16/2007 7:14:28 PM
Such despair, and well written, Kathy

Caw of the Raven (Poetry) - 9/16/2007 5:53:49 PM
Excellent write. Lady J

A Glance thru the Knothole (Poetry) - 9/16/2007 8:02:47 AM
"I do not wish to start something, a goal that must be finished; I'm content to toil not risking some growth, no responsibilities to harvest." Perhaps the most profound thing I have heard in a long time. wonderfully written. a keeper. Lady J

A Glance thru the Knothole (Poetry) - 9/16/2007 7:21:34 AM
a truly sad and haunting poem, E. J.

A Glance thru the Knothole (Poetry) - 9/16/2007 6:10:12 AM
A very sad and stirring poem, EJ.

A Glance thru the Knothole (Poetry) - 9/15/2007 8:11:12 PM
Believe it or don't; I can relate to what you express in these verses. I wish you love, peace, understanding, and strength, Regis

If I (Poetry) - 9/10/2007 4:27:02 PM
Our being, our core, our lives can be examples to others and in telling the story a freedom is born like no other. Those who are not capable of compassion and love will shy away for sure because they don't want to seem as week. Gain the strenth you seek first with the safe walls of your world then when you are ready nothing will hold those words back. Lady J

If I (Poetry) - 9/8/2007 12:18:35 PM
Wonderful piece and written with heartfelt thoughts. To those who read you have touched all and your words will live on forever..... Be safe, Karen

If I (Poetry) - 9/7/2007 7:10:46 AM
I think you did a mighty good job of making your words come alive right on this page, my friend.

If I (Poetry) - 9/6/2007 7:49:00 PM
I know your feelings all too well. I'm an introvert at heart. This writing allows me legitimacy - maybe? maybe not? Kathy

Illusions, Delusions, Persecutions (Poetry) - 8/27/2007 11:53:42 AM
I know that of which you "speak" here. Thank you. Love, peace, and best wishes to you, Regis

Illusions, Delusions, Persecutions (Poetry) - 8/27/2007 7:38:37 AM
I too long for leeser days that meant so much more, God Bless! Jen

Illusions, Delusions, Persecutions (Poetry) - 8/27/2007 7:08:50 AM
illusions, delusions, and persecutions and I long for the days of yore. So do I, my friend, so do I.

Truth or Consequences (Poetry) - 8/18/2007 11:18:28 AM
Wow! What a write my friend, you've touched on the truth of many matters that plague society today...profound indeed! Blessings, Joyce B.

Truth or Consequences (Poetry) - 8/18/2007 11:06:31 AM
Gosh how element of truth or just a tale of woe? There is Truth and Consequences. All this keeps happening and the results will be what we know it will be. I don't think the prodictors both scientific and psychic are saying the same. Lady j

Thomas & the belfry (Poetry) - 8/16/2007 5:19:54 PM
A wonderful story and a reminder that angels come in many ways. Enjoyed this Lady J

Thomas & the belfry (Poetry) - 8/16/2007 10:50:46 AM
Ed, what a great story, well done! Peace, Dan

Thomas & the belfry (Poetry) - 8/15/2007 10:18:45 PM
Shades of Quasimoto, who lived in notre dame cathedral... All the lonely ppl! Sad yet poignant write Grace and peace Ch'erie

Thomas & the belfry (Poetry) - 8/15/2007 10:17:36 PM
So very endearing, such devotion by one, lovingly written. Almost philosophical in a way..... Be safe, Karen

Animal Dream (Poetry) - 8/15/2007 1:41:56 PM
I loved this!! this is the type of writing I look for! Bravo Em

I am numb (Poetry) - 8/12/2007 6:47:00 PM
A pen from the heart dear friend...very touching and heartfelt...a sadness lingers throughout this write...thoughts are with you my friend! Blessings, Joyce B.

I am numb (Poetry) - 8/12/2007 4:59:57 PM
Numb is a moment lacking sensation, not showing human feeling or sensitivity. Some times life makes us so frightened as to be unable to move; stunned or paralyzed with terror. Yet only as it explains our state. Better you not feel now what you will when you are ready. Life only moves forward when you find your purpose, it's never to late for that. Lady J

I am numb (Poetry) - 8/12/2007 4:38:52 PM
Nife offering to help keep poetry alive...

I am numb (Poetry) - 8/12/2007 4:14:10 PM
EJ, what a heavy pen, reflective of heaviness on your heart. I wish you peace. Dan

Amphibians are people to (Poetry) - 8/11/2007 11:24:49 AM
Enjoyed this much my friend, took me back a number of years to my own childhood of romping through the mountains, playing in the creek, and yes catching my first frog! Loved it, the imagery was great! Blessings, Joyce B.

Amphibians are people to (Poetry) - 8/10/2007 8:49:23 PM
Awwwwww! Such a beautiful tale of a young boy exploring and taking in all the new information to take with him everywhere he will go. Just fantastic...... Be safe, Karen

Amphibians are people to (Poetry) - 8/10/2007 3:27:56 PM
Such fun to outsmart those little guys. and to think later on in life I truly did enjoy the cuisine. Just can't get good frog legs any more. Wonderfully penned through the eyes of the innocent boy. Lady J

Amphibians are people to (Poetry) - 8/10/2007 4:48:28 AM
What a wonderful poem and fond memory, E.J. And you've just reminded me of the first frog I ever caught, and how that critter truly fascinated me. And I love your last stanza.

The Lady (Poetry) - 8/6/2007 9:24:25 PM
You mother is well aware of your love and devotion. An easy task it is not, but your love will keep you going in a positive direction. My mother was recently moved to a home because of extremelly violent behavior. Robert's mother is in the end stages of Parkinson's disease and it pretty much confined to a bed. Though you might feel helpless you must remain strong, a task easier said than done. You and your mother are included in my prayers..... Be safe, Karen

The Lady (Poetry) - 8/6/2007 3:00:12 PM
It is sad to watch someone give up on themselves like that. And all you can do is be grateful for the extra time she gave you. So sorry to hear she is giving in again. Lady J

The Lady (Poetry) - 8/6/2007 2:35:41 PM
EJ, know that there are many of us in the same position as you, and you and your mom are in my thoughts and prayers. Peace always, Dan

The Lady (Poetry) - 8/6/2007 2:03:02 PM
I so relate to this EJ. I struggled in similar ways before my Mother went home. The controller, were I presently work, is going through similar waters with her own Mother, now 92. Your insights reflect a caring and sensitive man. May all that is good shower both of you with strength and wisdom in the coming days. Blessings ... Richard

The Lady (Poetry) - 8/6/2007 4:49:33 AM
I am so sorry to hear this, E.J., and my thoughts and prayers are with both you and your mother.

The Lady (Poetry) - 8/6/2007 2:27:16 AM
Such a sad write my friend...the cycle of life seems to speed by leaving us wondering where time went? Your poem reminds me of my mom's struggle with loosing her mom. It was a difficult appears that you are doing all that you can my friend, the rest is up to your mom and the good Lord...know that my prayers are with you during this difficult time. God bless... Blessings, Joyce B.

Spiny Tipped Memories (Poetry) - 7/27/2007 4:13:39 PM
So cute! You kept me guessing, although I still have one! What a creative poem! Connie

Spiny Tipped Memories (Poetry) - 7/27/2007 2:58:44 PM
Soooooooooo adorable! Mother was right, never play with a pin cushion because you could get hurt. I have them everywhere in the house...... Be safe, Karen

Spiny Tipped Memories (Poetry) - 7/27/2007 2:45:21 PM
How cute. it's it funny to think about those pin cushions so treasured but really it was a safety issue for our pins. I do remember those tomatoes, I have a old metal tutle with a velvet sort of top/shell that you stick the pins into and it opens up to put the extra in. That has been my treasure all my sewing years. I smile with fond memories of childhood. Just another one I didn't know I had. Lady J

Spiny Tipped Memories (Poetry) - 7/27/2007 2:28:14 PM
Nice going, I like this poem very much. Thanks, Dan

Moths of the Past (Poetry) - 7/24/2007 6:57:36 PM
Good write, food for thought. Lady J

Moths of the Past (Poetry) - 7/24/2007 11:24:28 AM
Superb metaphor, with a wise message!Excellent poetry! Eileen

Moths of the Past (Poetry) - 7/24/2007 7:27:00 AM
Like the metaphor, our clothes can be eaten away by moths. Threadbare soul....Say's it all.. Moths are heaps bigger, it's like having Spits diving in your home at night. As a kid my clothes stank of mothballs...Castrated moths I

Moths of the Past (Poetry) - 7/23/2007 8:37:48 PM
Let the moths fly away, never to return again. Life is much too short. Interesting write.... Be safe, Karen

Moths of the Past (Poetry) - 7/23/2007 3:03:53 PM
I like this, EJ. I'm interpreting the "moths of the past" to be percieved mistakes and shortcomings that eat away at the soul. The question: Are the pieces fine linen, or simply rough flannel? A person wondering about their accomplishments, when all is said and done? Very insightful, either way. Jean

Moths of the Past (Poetry) - 7/23/2007 2:14:03 PM
Wow! extremely good writing. Thanks, Dan

Hurry up and Wait (Poetry) - 7/21/2007 12:03:12 PM
Well, said, for many it is their way of life. Sometimes I learned to pick my battles for somethings will just move away if I don't pay no mind to them. Being assertive doesn't always mean the balance between passive and aggressive. Some times it means coming up with a really good act to soften the outcome. Humor solves more things then confrontation. And problems become challenges once you start your list of options. Lady J

Hurry up and Wait (Poetry) - 7/20/2007 5:45:02 AM
I think we all often do the same, but chances are a part of life, whether we like to take them or not.

Hurry up and Wait (Poetry) - 7/20/2007 4:36:11 AM
Wow -- very well said. I love your line: unsolved problems have no expiration date. So true!

Singing the healthcare blues (Poetry) - 7/16/2007 4:22:39 AM
Oh the merry go round of doctors should experience the process of going for prenatal care, poking, prodding, listening, can't do this, can't do that, you should do this and you need to do that, and then the weight, oh my God, how did I gain eight pounds in a month? The swelling, the bloating, the aches and pain, and talk about knee pain! Whew! But the great thing about this is, it is only temporary, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and we reap a great reward when it's over...thought a little humor would cheer you up! Enjoyed the write, hope you feel better soon! Blessings, Joyce B.

Singing the healthcare blues (Poetry) - 7/15/2007 2:43:15 PM
In modern medicine the gowns have no backs because it's easier that way to bend over and get reamed financially and every other way. I believe that I have lost my faith in modern medicine. One of the members where I work was a world famous heart surgeon for many years. He's 85 now and has no more politics, and takes great pleasure in telling it like it was and is. He's shared stories about greed and corruption, and how the general public are puppets for the drug companies, that would curdle anybodys milk. Good write ... Richard

Singing the healthcare blues (Poetry) - 7/15/2007 12:08:37 PM
Yep, know what you mean. My favorite saying now is it's a good thing the specialist said I needed to get the neck fixed first. Two weeks to have the nerve test done and oops, he's busy for the next months so six weeks later he'll get right to it. I'll probably get his first open spot for Lady J

Singing the healthcare blues (Poetry) - 7/15/2007 6:06:48 AM

Freedom (Poetry) - 7/6/2007 5:59:56 AM
An outstanding write my friend, very profound. You've given the reader much to think about. What you've penned is a powerful look at the truth. If we don't have internal freedom we are locked in a miserable prison. This is a keeper for me my friend! I enjoy all of your work, but this one I must say is my favorite! Bravo on a poem well expressed and penned to perfection! Blessings, Joyce B.

Freedom (Poetry) - 7/4/2007 12:14:14 AM
Absolutely wonderful! Yes, freedom comes in many forms and that is what it is all about, choice.....You and only you decide. Great write.... Be safe, Karen

Freedom (Poetry) - 7/3/2007 6:25:28 PM
Don't be locked up by your brain...I like that. Thank you, I think that will help my day tomorrow. Lady J

Freedom (Poetry) - 7/3/2007 5:19:28 AM
Excellent poem, EJ, and some very fine examples of what freedom is. Appreciate your freedom before it's too late A much needed reminder. Jean

Silent Applause (Poetry) - 6/29/2007 9:48:21 PM
Hello, Ed..very well done.

Silent Applause (Poetry) - 6/24/2007 8:25:14 PM
strange how in life we can rehearse our cue but it comes when we least expect it .... well written on poem on a universal theme ...

Silent Applause (Poetry) - 6/23/2007 4:17:27 AM
Quite a dark and mesmerizing piece, E.J.

Caring Heartbeat (Poetry) - 6/19/2007 4:38:09 AM
A beauty of a write, touches the heart with its wisdom and truth.

Caring Heartbeat (Poetry) - 6/18/2007 7:29:28 PM
A wise write my friend, excellent expression, enjoyed! Blessings, Joyce B.

Caring Heartbeat (Poetry) - 6/17/2007 2:01:21 PM
Very true words. We can paint a picture that says a thousand words and write music that can spring forth a thousand verses but it does remain lifeless without the beat of a loving heart. Lady J

Caring Heartbeat (Poetry) - 6/17/2007 10:09:47 AM
Excellent write that flows like warm honey. Well done! Blessings ... Richard

Caring Heartbeat (Poetry) - 6/16/2007 9:28:13 AM
We can certainly feel the heartbeat of your creative efforts through this pen...well done. Thanks, Dan

Caring Heartbeat (Poetry) - 6/15/2007 7:58:43 PM
Nice way with your words. A beautiful picture in verse.

Caring Heartbeat (Poetry) - 6/15/2007 7:40:51 PM
Awwwww, sounds of disillusionment, so genuinely pure of heart and soul.....Perhaps a caring heartbeat is just over the horizon.... Be safe, Karen

Fear is of me (Poetry) - 6/15/2007 7:35:21 PM
You are only human my friend, and a human with a heart and feelings...I think that deep down we all have the same fear. We may put up a front, a front of being tough, or hard nosed...when in reality we all long for the samething...a companion or friend whom we can grow old with...a very touching write about a realistic part of life. My mom lives alone, she is sixty eight...drives herself where she wants to go, works five days a week as a caretaker for dear family friend, goes to church, shopping, and visits...she always tells me that life is what we make of it...a thought provoking write indeed! Blessings, Joyce B.

Caring Heartbeat (Poetry) - 6/15/2007 7:12:03 PM
Beautifully said, EJ.

Fear is of me (Poetry) - 6/14/2007 2:33:14 PM
I live alone and love it, but I feel the time is coming to share a home again, but only with miss right, not miss right now. Yet I love my freedom, I can just meet friends, go away whenever I want. Yet I'm never alone, Gods presence is far to real to ever feel that. Too many of my friends say I'll have to ask my other halfs permission. They may as well be in Alcatraz....

Fear is of me (Poetry) - 6/13/2007 9:19:46 PM
Absolutely not! Truth be told I think that almost anyone over 50 fears the idea of being left alone, including me. Good write. Thanks, Dan

Fear is of me (Poetry) - 6/13/2007 8:16:25 PM
Oh E.J., nothing wrong with being scared or alone. It is just another part of life. It is how you live that life that is important. Keep healthy and fit and God will take care of the rest. Besides I know and see plenty of people in their 80's and 90's that seem to have more energy than I at times. Bicyle riding, fishing, traveling, writing, giving speeches, woodworking, makes me wonder where they get the energy.....All a state of mind! Be safe, Karen

She sleeps (Poetry) - 6/13/2007 6:05:29 AM
Good to have a Mom to take care of, and you are doing a fine job! Excllnt pen here Ch'erie

She sleeps (Poetry) - 6/11/2007 2:51:30 AM
A very touching and gentle write my friend, you've penned a beautiful portrait of a lady who has worked hard and lead a good life, full of compassion and spirit, but also one that is tired from this journey called life. An excellent offering...our thoughts and prayers are with you and your mom. A wonderful write! Blessings, Joyce B.

She sleeps (Poetry) - 6/10/2007 9:20:09 PM
So very delicately written, a most heartfelt piece out of love and compassion for your mom.......She is in my thoughts and prayers.... Be safe, Karen

She sleeps (Poetry) - 6/10/2007 7:12:43 PM
Great caring bloke

She sleeps (Poetry) - 6/10/2007 12:41:13 PM
A excellent write. I wish you much strength and rest for yourself during this time. Lady J

She sleeps (Poetry) - 6/10/2007 9:40:45 AM
Wow, this was wonderfully written and a joy to read. Peace to all. Dan

She sleeps (Poetry) - 6/10/2007 6:04:58 AM
Leave it to a mom to pull the magic from her child. Great sentiments and love overflow here. Nicely done.

Emotional Curtains (Poetry) - 6/8/2007 10:44:53 AM
Depression, like the sword of Damocles, everpresent. <-----------So powerfully said. I've never seen the private hell of the dark serpent of depression so brilliantly written...

Emotional Curtains (Poetry) - 6/7/2007 5:29:27 PM
Very stirring, E.J. You have expressed depression so eloquently. A smile dissolved from the weight of life shields up the emotional curtains drawn... I feel every word of this poem. Jean

Emotional Curtains (Poetry) - 6/7/2007 2:31:45 PM
Interesting and intriguing write, thought provoking too. Thanks, Dan

Emotional Curtains (Poetry) - 6/7/2007 7:55:16 AM
A deep psychological (seemingly personal) open window into either the heart and soul of a fertile mind, or the struggles the author is facing as he ages. Indeed evocative too; I struggle with depression and health challenges myself. I believe though that without suffering that art and writing would be souless. I would have to say that there is no facade in this remarkable write, only honesty and clarity. Light and Wisdom ... Richard

Emotional Curtains (Poetry) - 6/7/2007 7:46:40 AM
Never be afraid to reach out and express the inner stress for the facade was never really seen. I know the stress has been great and it's time to let it pass. Lady J

Emotional Curtains (Poetry) - 6/6/2007 10:42:52 PM
Very sad to have such inner turmoil with no peace in sight. A most heartfelt write indeed..... Be safe, Karen

Emotional Curtains (Poetry) - 6/6/2007 8:08:44 PM
Great pen,Hugssss

Emotional Curtains (Poetry) - 6/6/2007 7:40:42 PM
Wow! What a profound write my friend, deep emotions are felt throughout this write! Touching, life is hard sometimes and hard to understand....a regular roller coaster of emotions....well done! Blessings, Joyce B.

The Power of Time (Poetry) - 6/4/2007 4:25:14 PM
I loved this write, I love antiques and the older things in life, you've captured the spirit of time, how much we should appreciate it, enjoy it, and savour every minute of it...enjoyed this much my friend, loved it! Blessings, Joyce B.

A Mother of recovery (Poetry) - 6/4/2007 2:36:30 AM
So thankful to hear that your mother is doing better, your poem touches my heart. A genuine love of a son, nothing else like a mother...Inner strength and your love will help see her through this, as will prayers! Sending them your way! Enjoyed the write and good news! Blessings, Joyce B.

The Power of Time (Poetry) - 6/1/2007 7:53:42 AM
i love old time things done with so m uch more care something that kept you connected now everything is so cold and we wonder about generations enjoyed very much!!! nice picture too

The Power of Time (Poetry) - 5/30/2007 10:31:18 PM
You are so right, it can never be recovered and time waits for no man. The tick of a clock continues its unending beat throughout time. I have an old wall clock, the picturesqsue background is of the Twin Towers and the Brooklyn Bridge, the numbers are Roman Numerals and it has been gracing us with its sound for many years....... Enjoyed the trip through "time"..... Be safe, Karen

The Power of Time (Poetry) - 5/30/2007 4:10:29 PM
A wonderful write you have here. A moment in time that is remembered by many yet it brings the thought to mind, a grand child perhaps asking what a "grandfather clock is". Lady J

The Power of Time (Poetry) - 5/30/2007 2:55:45 PM
...hands ironically atrophied by the advance of time. I love that. You really said a lot here, EJ. This is wonderful poetry.

The Power of Time (Poetry) - 5/30/2007 8:57:10 AM
Aside from the obvious intent; this is a great analogy about the diversity of human nature, the encroachment of modernism, and the importance of loving unity between people. An inspired and beautiful write EJ. Light and Wisdom ... Richard

The Power of Time (Poetry) - 5/30/2007 7:15:17 AM
Very well conceived and delivered pen.

The Power of Time (Poetry) - 5/30/2007 5:14:40 AM
I still enjoy the heartbeat of a clock So do I, and yet another example of how the good old things - were so very good.

A Mother of recovery (Poetry) - 5/29/2007 2:25:31 PM
Good on her! Good on you! Peace, Dan

A Mother of recovery (Poetry) - 5/29/2007 9:16:56 AM
She is a fighter by the sounds of things, and I pray she recovers well and good. What a loving write for your Mom, it's so good to see this kind of love, Hugs to you both God bless and keep Ch'erie

A Mother of recovery (Poetry) - 5/29/2007 5:43:34 AM
So great to hear. Once a week you could always make it special but putting it in a fancy little jar and tell her it's make believe. I'm so glad she is so accepting. Feeling her strength coming back is a great encentive. Lady J

A Mother of recovery (Poetry) - 5/29/2007 3:40:07 AM
Very glad to hear your mother is doing better, and that your optimism's been renewed.

A Mother of recovery (Poetry) - 5/28/2007 7:12:22 PM
Heart-wrenching... Your Mom sounds like a survivor...I'm glad that she is doing well. Through your lines your love for her is obvious. My best to you and your's. Edwin

A Mother of recovery (Poetry) - 5/28/2007 7:08:32 PM
Thank God your mother is doing better. I pray she will continue on the road to recovery and be back home before you know it. Nice to hear good new....... Be safe, Karen

Artificial Thoughts (Poetry) - 5/26/2007 8:56:47 AM
Ed, You revealed so much in this poem. I can feel your emotions, your fears, and your happiness at the revelation. Well thought and well composed. I love the fact that you have come to truly enjoy your writing so much. It helps that we enjoy your writing, too. Terry

Summer Sensation (Poetry) - 5/26/2007 8:51:30 AM
What a wonderful Summer event - yes, it is sensational. It may be simple, but it is sensational at the same, time. Thanks, Ed. Terry

Artificial Thoughts (Poetry) - 5/23/2007 6:16:18 PM
Truth and still intrigue read within your write. To choose and change is surly the way when we need to. Good words. Lady J

Artificial Thoughts (Poetry) - 5/23/2007 5:19:29 PM
A write that many can relate to, I would have to agree with you, enjoyed this write my friend! Blessings, Joyce b.

Artificial Thoughts (Poetry) - 5/23/2007 5:06:51 PM
So much truth to this poem, EJ. Reigning in those negative thought patterns can be so hard. I can really relate to this.

Artificial Thoughts (Poetry) - 5/23/2007 5:03:16 AM
staying in the moment and experiencing life is the only way to my soul. I think I would agree!

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