Recent Reviews for Walt Hardester
It Began (Short Story) - 9/25/2012 12:18:36 PM|
Oh my what an adventure and actually one I can relate to when I was a teen. My Aunt and Uncle and myself took a pontoon houseboat upon Lake Shasta and in the midst of the lake (don't know what hit) but we were in quite a storm! Frightening, good thing I am a good swimmer and half fish!
Rude awakening eh!
Love and Light
I Wonder If He Even Realized (Short Story) - 9/15/2012 5:19:57 PM
political correctness is a direct spin-off of political spin - a term created by politicians as a means to tell lies to the public by restating any circumstance so as to not offend and thus gain their trust so the lies could continue unabated - "it all depends on your definition of, is" I know you remember that infamous line -- good short story Walt - good to see you writing again - I wish you love and peace my friend - Jon Michael
I Wonder If He Even Realized (Short Story) - 9/11/2012 8:12:37 AM
I, for one, am fed up with the term "politically correct." What was wrong with the way we used to talk? Just another way to change the old standards. I enjoyed your blowing off steam, we all need to do that once in awhile. Sometimes laughing at the ridiculous is good medicine! I laughed with you.
Joy L. Hale
I Have Been A Lucky Man (Short Story) - 9/11/2012 6:20:54 AM
i loved this upbeat write walt...found myself smiling out loud...p
I Wonder If He Even Realized (Short Story) - 9/11/2012 6:12:42 AM
and you did! make me laugh...maybe he WAS a redneck gay admiring the view of your deriere...(THEY meaning gays)(oops) come in all sizes shapes and colors you know
there's a line in one of my writes 'we'll tickle the lashes of gay giggling children'... i had several suggestions to change the 'gay' to something more appropriate. can't remember if i did...but my inclination toward political INcorrectness probably kept me from ding that. you know all this doofiness has gotten a whole lot ridiculous hasn't it
I Wonder If He Even Realized (Short Story) - 9/11/2012 4:41:13 AM
Those two in the pick-up were ignorant, and shit like that often backfires...giggle...I am not in any way biased so I don't consider old songs, cartoons, etc. politically incorrect...they just are what they are....and were never intended to insult anyone...society needs to lighten up...
It Began (Short Story) - 4/9/2012 11:10:46 AM
oh my! argggh and ohhh me
Five Minutes Of Fame (Short Story) - 12/12/2011 5:13:11 PM
I liked this, Walt. Am looking forward to your next five minutes.
The First One (Short Story) - 12/9/2011 8:01:30 AM
what did you say you had just lit up Walt? -- seriously, there are such an infinite number of things we do not know about or come close to understanding -- next time, use the camera, take the picture -- it sounds like you experienced one of those moments that night -- the Georgia mountains , home to Bigfoot and ufo's? -- I bid you joy, peace and love my dear friend -- Jon Michael
The First One (Short Story) - 12/5/2011 9:12:15 AM
Wow! Quite an experience, Walt!
The First One (Short Story) - 12/5/2011 7:32:19 AM
Isn't it a shame how we forget to grab a camera at such moments. I think it's our generation. The younguns would have had their phones clicking pictures right away.
A Simple Answer (Short Story) - 11/17/2011 7:29:35 PM
Funny bit, Walt!
Five Minutes Of Fame (Short Story) - 11/16/2011 9:34:00 AM
I enjoyed your story and the telling of your five minutes of fame very much. Thanks for sharing it.
Five Minutes Of Fame (Short Story) - 11/15/2011 8:04:14 AM
okay, am I suppose to ask for an autograph or? -- if you were a star why haven't you told this story before ? -- we need to know these things Walt -- you'll get the red carpet treatment with my next review! -- good story well related Walt -- I bid you joy, love and peace my dear friend -- Jon Michael
Five Minutes Of Fame (Short Story) - 11/14/2011 6:49:05 AM
A tv celebrity...who knew? giggle....you were in the right place at the right time, Walt!
Five Minutes Of Fame (Short Story) - 11/13/2011 5:39:20 PM
a fun story...but the chili fix...hope your character takes statins!
Five Minutes Of Fame (Short Story) - 11/13/2011 7:13:17 AM
Walter Hardester, the STAR!! :) Cool story! Well penned!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
I Have Been A Lucky Man (Short Story) - 11/9/2011 6:55:57 PM
Really enjoyed this piece. It's such a pleasure to hear from people who appreciate how lucky they are and pass along their buoyant spirit to others. Far too many grim souls mucking about.
A Simple Answer (Short Story) - 10/10/2011 11:16:46 AM
I guess the talent is all in how it's thrown. Nice insight here, Walt.
A Simple Answer (Short Story) - 10/9/2011 4:33:53 PM
great answer Mister Hardester!
A Simple Answer (Short Story) - 10/9/2011 4:20:31 PM
sometimes the obvious is hidden in simplicity!
A Simple Answer (Short Story) - 10/8/2011 4:57:50 AM
Walt, succinct with a walloping punch line. No matter the endeavor. Throwing strikes is crucial. I like your story. I was on Tybee last June while on vacation. I bid you love and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael
A Simple Answer (Short Story) - 10/7/2011 11:47:25 PM
LOL Great story, Walt; you hit a grand slam with this one! OUT of the park, baby: OUT OF THE PARK!! Well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
A Simple Answer (Short Story) - 10/7/2011 10:40:34 AM
LOL Yea although not a baseball fan, I think this could be applied to NASCAR and my hero Jimmy Johnson...only with them it is win races.
A Kodak Moment (Short Story) - 10/5/2011 4:42:37 AM
Quiet the story Walt as I could see it myself.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
Fog From A Sailor's Perspective (Article) - 2/21/2013 11:39:08 AM
An experience well shared, Walt. I imagine being there, in the fog and all. Sometimes (quite often) the river and mountains vanish here... ...in the fog. It is quite a different perspective. Thank you for sharing. Love and peace to you,
Enough Already (Article) - 2/14/2013 5:55:21 AM
I don't see what the problem is. The United States Navy had no problem getting rid of the Barbary Coast pirates. They didn't even have a single aircraft carrier or submarine...just a couple of ships with sails and cannon. Sink pirate ships and hang pirates...history has proven it works.
Fog From A Sailor's Perspective (Article) - 1/22/2013 6:42:37 AM
moments we all savor Walt, being right - there are periods for most of us when that is the exception rather than the rule. The cormorant was a very special species, one of a very few, the I can't believe I'm doing this species. Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum? I wish you love and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael
What Was I Thinking? (Article) - 10/8/2012 11:30:16 PM
I think many of us have those times when we have accidents that should not happen.. Good luck ...m
I Was Appalled (Article) - 5/31/2012 9:02:05 AM
he probably knew he'd 'get offed' by friendly fire at some point. you can't hide 'dangerously egotistically stupid' for long...am with terry...too bad it wasn't his head. thanks for this post walt...pat
I Was Appalled (Article) - 5/31/2012 8:20:43 AM
Well! That certainly was in bad taste on Mr. Allman's part! Unfortunately its stuff like this that sells books, magazines and spots on the radio....gotta wonder!
I Was Appalled (Article) - 5/31/2012 7:05:33 AM
Actually, I could have stomached the story better had Allman shot himself in the head.
I Was Appalled (Article) - 5/31/2012 2:55:58 AM
Sadly, this doesn't surprise me at all. There was a time in our nation when most of our leaders had proudly donned a military uniform. Today, hardly any of them have, and neither have their children. We have become a nation of war, but far too many in this country now believe that fighting these wars is someone else's responsibility, not theirs.
I Was Appalled (Article) - 5/30/2012 6:09:40 PM
Walt, no veteran could ever understand or accept what you heard - no patriot could ever understand or accept what you heard - entertainers, not all, but a substantial number of them are takers and maligners who never contribute anything worth while to society - they do not deserve the freedom they have - but without the men and women of our military they would not have anything - certainly not all of their money and personal fame - I wish you love and peace my dear friend - Jon Michael
What Else Do They Put In It? (Article) - 10/26/2011 10:17:40 AM
Walt, the only thing I know is that nicotine is supposedly more addictive than heroin! As a former smoking dummy it was very hard for me stop that nasty habit. I did it cold turkey. No patches no nicotine laced chewing gum no hypnosis. It was a formidable challenge. I am glad it is long behind me. As for what goes into some of he packaged for you eat, you don't want to know that either. I bid you love and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael
What Else Do They Put In It? (Article) - 10/26/2011 7:06:43 AM
I remember in 1963 when a tobacco rep came to talk to an auditorium full of us high school students about smoking addiction. I asked him if the industry could be putting something in the cigarette paper that caused addiction. He got a funny look on his face, said no real quick and then moved onto the next question. I've always wondered about that answer.
Full Circle (Article) - 4/8/2011 4:07:30 AM
Giggle....the world is moving way too fast, Walt....I liked the good ole days better! Nowadays you can't even sit down to chat with someone without their checking messages, or answering their cell phone...
Full Circle (Article) - 4/3/2011 5:52:59 PM
Too often we are more fascinated with the technology than its pragmatic virtues. There is no romance in an iphone. But Alexander Graham Bell's marvelous first invention of telephone technology is still fascinating. The same is true for fine, manually wound Swiss watches. I have an electronic stopwatch that is accurate to within a millisecond. Unless the battery is low or worse, dead. So when I need to use a stopwatch function I can rely on, I use my manually wound, Swiss stopwatch that is more than 45 years old. Besides electronic stopwatches don't go tick tick tick audibly. I bid you love and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael
Full Circle (Article) - 4/3/2011 3:14:14 PM
And when you do get a real voice u can't understand a dang word their saying......(o:
Full Circle (Article) - 4/3/2011 1:05:44 PM
Yes, and when you did call someone there was a real voice on the other end not a recording.
Full Circle (Article) - 4/3/2011 11:48:38 AM
It would seem that of all our advancements, common sense has been left out of the mix.
Enough Already (Article) - 2/23/2011 5:08:12 PM
Walt, surely you recognize that the U.N. is very little more than a brothel of politicos and monitary waste. The global poster child for corruption. List one postive thing they have accomplished for humanity. Just one. Piracy on the high seas should be dealt with just as it was in the past. Justice should be administered by any person/group capturing a pirate on the high seas. Instant justice with major negative consequences for the pirate. Hang them from the yard arm. Jon Michael
Enough Already (Article) - 2/22/2011 2:48:05 PM
I have to agree with this, when we go to war and spend millions to basically police another country, yet these modern day pirates laugh at the ineffectiveness of innocent sailors all over the world. I mean as a Canadian to get a permit to even carry a handgun aboard a private vessel is next to impossible so even minimum defence is deprived of us.
What If? (Article) - 1/14/2011 10:13:22 AM
G'day Walt. Interesting subject and I am reminded that, were Michael Renny still with us, he'd likely upbraid me for having misspelled 'Klaatu' all these years (I spelled it with with one 'a' for decades). As for humanity recognising our common 'familial' associations, it would indeed require a threat from beyond our own world to unify us, since a fairly common tribal dynamic is to rally our tribe against any other tribe. Human beings are, sadly enough, still vestigially tribal, despite all the traipings of modernity that we vest ourselves with (as self-defined 'civilised' beings), as any anthropologist would quickly affirm. During my decade or so in the Middle East I quickly embraced the mindset behind this, as expressed in the Arab aphorism "My brother and I against our father; my father and I against my uncle; my uncle and I against the tribe; my tribe and I against the outsider." Concentric circles of allegience and loyalty characterise all human life and it is indeed a latent tribal mindset we have never progressed beyond. Given the boring predictability (and repetitiveness) of daily human behavior, I'd almost WELCOME the arrival of Gort and his ALF companion today. Gorby had it right, of course, as did the creator of that immortal sci-fi classic. Given the chaotic and frenetic behavior of humanity, nothing short of an 'outside' focus for our mutual antipathies (fears, anxieties, uncertainties, etc.) would ever draw us together in universal harmony and mutual accord on our troubled planet. Thanks for stimulating some interesting speculation, Walt. Aloha mai e, Kalikiano
What If? (Article) - 1/12/2011 6:32:39 PM
I think we are in for an interesting lifetime. Surely SOMETHING unusual is going to happen soon - in the next couple years. I can feel it in my bones.
Bad Day (Article) - 1/12/2011 6:30:22 PM
What Was I Thinking? (Article) - 12/23/2010 6:04:39 AM
Giggle....we all have stupid experiences tucked away...that we can't believe actually happened....thank goodness with aging comes wisdom!
What Was I Thinking? (Article) - 12/12/2010 10:08:52 AM
Thinking! Please do not consider me capable of such a feat. In the name of machismo I have performed numerous feats of abject ignorance. My body still harbors the aches and scars of each one. Why did you have to remind me of those senseless acts? I bid you love and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael
What Was I Thinking? (Article) - 12/12/2010 3:00:12 AM
Yep, put me on the list...the origianal guy who took the dare to put his tongue on metal lampost in freezing weather...lol
What If? (Article) - 10/11/2010 6:06:00 AM
The season of mankind is laden with sadness and fear. Love and peace always fleeting, making way for battle oppression and greed. Nobility is a hollow word. A lex-iconic sham tossed to the ears of those awaiting some sign, some symbol of human compassion and unity. "What If". The optimism that needs to feed the whole of mankind,not the few. Poignant Walt my dear friend. Love and peace to you. Jon Michael
?What Is It? (Poetry) - 5/21/2013 5:17:41 AM
And that's the way true love is supposed to be...nicely said Walt!
?What Is It? (Poetry) - 5/20/2013 10:29:57 AM
Love conquers allÖ Even our faults.
?What Is It? (Poetry) - 5/20/2013 8:01:25 AM
short...sweet...to the point description of love utopia...nice one walt
?What Is It? (Poetry) - 5/20/2013 4:24:14 AM
"ignores my peccadillos"
are those like love-bites?
For Your Valerie: Everyday Is Love
?What Is It? (Poetry) - 5/19/2013 5:46:15 PM
Love is a many splendid thing, wish I said that.
?What Is It? (Poetry) - 5/19/2013 5:15:52 PM
A poem of love if ever I heard of one...e
You Donít Know Me (Poetry) - 3/7/2013 10:37:58 PM
Poetic expression of the unknown by someone who is unknown. The words are well crafted in a way to that makes one want to explore more of the unknown.
Peace, love and blessings to you,
John Michael Domino
You Donít Know Me (Poetry) - 2/28/2013 5:53:50 PM
This is stated so great - I loved it!
You Donít Know Me (Poetry) - 2/24/2013 4:06:17 PM
Wonderful poem. It sent chills up my spine.
Just One More Bend, Lord (Poetry) - 2/19/2013 7:11:52 PM
I imagine the music and sing along, Walt. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and peace to you,
The Dance (Poetry) - 2/15/2013 6:46:41 PM
Lovely sentiments well-shared via your verses, Walt. Love is all1 Thank you.
You Donít Know Me (Poetry) - 2/9/2013 4:12:52 AM
Oh, this is really a great poem! It made me think positively about myself. Yes, that should be my motto:'I am happy with what I am.'
Thank you, dear Poet!
Fog (Poetry) - 1/23/2013 2:45:43 PM
Love how the old Fog Monster creeps, blinds and even enters us, Walt. How subtly you have painted his progress and the need to be clear-sighted in penetrating and countering his ill effects. xx
Fog (Poetry) - 1/20/2013 9:04:07 AM
nice take on this universal theme ...
Fog (Poetry) - 1/19/2013 12:52:34 PM
fog is a chilling blanket of myriad perceptions and deceptions - each of us electing which it will be for us; mood sensative from electrifying to forboading - I always view it as a giant sponge absorbing emotions - I wish you love and peace my dear friend - Jon Michael
Fog (Poetry) - 1/19/2013 10:39:27 AM
interesting write Walt
Fog (Poetry) - 1/14/2013 6:56:34 AM
I walk around in a fog a lot of the time...and it's perfectly clear outside...giggle....enjoyed!
Fog (Poetry) - 1/13/2013 3:43:34 PM
Metaphorically and naturally lovely Walt. Happy new year.
Fog (Poetry) - 1/13/2013 10:43:06 AM
ahhh...the fog monster...great analogy of how he can creep into all of our heads or hearts at some point. nice start to 2013 writing walt.
Fairies I Suppose (Poetry) - 1/13/2013 10:29:25 AM
I believe in angels and fairies too. Love this write, Walt. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace,
Fog (Poetry) - 1/13/2013 10:28:02 AM
A symbolic and engaging write, Walt. Living up on the mountain here, the fog often forms over the river and it is so thick that I feel I could walk out my window and cross over the river to the mountains on the other side. Thank you, Walt. Love and peace to you,
Fog (Poetry) - 1/12/2013 4:34:55 PM
Fog over the ocean is so cool, except when you are in a boat and unable to find your way...too scary then...e
Fog (Poetry) - 1/12/2013 10:42:08 AM
Both informative and mysterious. I remember those fogs creeping over the hills in late afternoon like a white wall as I drove towards San Francisco. Fortunately, once in the fog, it turned out to be not as dense as expected, just cold and overcast. Gloomy and grave like.
Fog (Poetry) - 1/12/2013 7:36:42 AM
I'm not sure if this will make you feel better, this morning we woke to freezing fog, it's 30d at 8am in Portland, Oregon...nice writing.
Fog (Poetry) - 1/12/2013 4:30:23 AM
Yes, wonderful analogy. The dark sadness of fog creeps into all of our lives. How to deal with it?
Fog (Poetry) - 1/12/2013 3:36:43 AM
fog oh the clouds touching earth
Fog (Poetry) - 1/11/2013 5:48:32 PM
My first poem of the new year......
A think piece like all the others.
Just One More Bend, Lord (Poetry) - 1/1/2013 6:41:11 AM
Outstanding write Walt
sounds like me praying for just one more day
Thanks for sharing
Peace be with you
Happy New Year
Fairies I Suppose (Poetry) - 12/28/2012 5:12:42 AM
In an other world, time travel with your mind, to earlier more wistful thinking and feelings, I could almost see them myself, so picture perfect you set the scene, bless ya.
Fairies I Suppose (Poetry) - 12/28/2012 3:58:20 AM
Walt, this is one of your best and their have been a lot of them in the past...God love the Fairies.
Fairies I Suppose (Poetry) - 12/27/2012 4:01:36 PM
how beautiful i think it was your time to be allowed the vision
Fairies I Suppose (Poetry) - 12/27/2012 3:20:27 PM
I enjoyed this lovely reading of "Fairies I suppose"
& Pixie Jewels
Take A Number (Poetry) - 12/18/2012 7:33:21 PM
words of a poetic sailor
most enjoyable read
Peace be with you
Take A Number (Poetry) - 12/14/2012 11:28:47 AM
I cycle a lot around this hill and I love the "wind at my back." I know you mean a lot more than that in your verses here, Walt. Thank you. Love and peace to you,
The Guitar And The Pawn Shop (Poetry) - 12/13/2012 7:46:30 AM
Wow! I love this...especially that last line...well done.
Take A Number (Poetry) - 12/12/2012 9:46:30 AM
yep, guess we'll all be holding our breath and waiting for The Big Surprise - whether 21st December or whenever the Big Red Balloon eventually Goes Up... One thing's for sure, we'll all be goin about our day to day business same as ever when it happens! Hoping to see you still here next year, Walt! :)) xx
Take A Number (Poetry) - 12/1/2012 8:02:18 AM
just luv the mystery of it all ...
Take A Number (Poetry) - 11/20/2012 4:50:56 AM
My immediate reaction is a bit strange - a life without surprises can only be imagined after death!
Take A Number (Poetry) - 11/18/2012 3:46:19 PM
Walt, enjoyed your perspective, for me each day is a new adventure, sometimes I'm surprised, other times, not so much. Thanks for writing.
Take A Number (Poetry) - 11/18/2012 12:00:26 PM
The Mayan calendar, ring a ding ding. A time and space compendium, I do not believe it exists. Our numbers have already been selected. Don't take a number or a seat, grab a libation and tell interesting stories. Yes, I believe that is what I will do. Join me Walt and we will be out front of the throngs. Have a Happy Thanksgiving my dear friend. I wish you love and peace. Jon Michael
Take A Number (Poetry) - 11/18/2012 8:06:22 AM
After having a birthday toast that evening, I will go to bed, sleep peacefully, and rise to another day of trying to figure out what I'm going to do for Christmas. ;-)
That last stanza doesn't ring true, because a life without surprises is pretty darn boring.
My Heart (Poetry) - 11/18/2012 1:58:13 AM
Take A Number (Poetry) - 11/17/2012 7:15:10 PM
How wise you are!
xOx Pea xOx
Take A Number (Poetry) - 11/17/2012 4:03:47 PM
Walt.....The fact I've already taken a number....I'll be at a wedding, High Noon on December 21, 2012. I'll report back to you 12/22/12.
God Bless You,
The Clown (Poetry) - 10/28/2012 5:54:06 AM
:( sorrow's well can run really deep
but too reveals itself in beautiful poetry
Smile Therapy & Secret Whopping Cushions
The Clown (Poetry) - 10/16/2012 6:08:13 PM
This is sad. Emmit Kelly acted sAd and that was his character. He would troll for you, smile and reen win your heart. He is my favoritw.
The Clown (Poetry) - 10/16/2012 8:50:20 AM
Those who make others smile are often weeping inside. Great poem Walt.
The Guitar And The Pawn Shop (Poetry) - 10/16/2012 8:48:39 AM
So true and so well penned Walt.
The Clown (Poetry) - 10/12/2012 7:26:56 PM
excellent piece Walt
Peace be with you
The Clown (Poetry) - 10/9/2012 6:42:53 PM
Walt, your poem mirrors what has been written about the sad lives Red Skelton and Emmett Kelley Jr. led. Skelton was divorced a couple of times and devastated by the loss of his nine year old son Richard from leukemia. Emmett Kelley endured similar tragedies in his lifetime also. Certainly among clowns, those two were America's preeminent. A good message regarding the tragic figures that live behind smiling faces. I wish you peace and love my dear friend. Jon Michael
The Clown (Poetry) - 10/9/2012 4:24:00 AM
They have the power to make people smile....they are "treasures"....nice poem ,Walt....love the pic!
The Guitar And The Pawn Shop (Poetry) - 10/9/2012 12:35:14 AM
"The Guitar And The Pawn Shop" sings and cries, and is heard by seraphic that play in the skies...
An alert that abounds in wisdom, and paints sentiments of pain and sorrow... "The Guitar And The Pawn Shop" glows on constellation Blues.
In respect and apprciation,
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
The Clown (Poetry) - 10/7/2012 7:30:32 AM
I think clowns special..because they have the power to make us "BIGGER" clowns realise that it's ok to hide your feelings when needed most!!
The Clown (Poetry) - 10/6/2012 11:35:16 AM
It may be wrong to think that all clowns are unhappy. I have been amazed by the long marriages and lives of some of our funniest people like George Burns, Buddy Epson, Ernest Borgnine, Groucho Marx, and Bob Hope, to name a few. Most of these people started work on the vaudeville circuit, much like the circus. I know that circus clowns, like all circus people, led a hard life, but that doesn't mean they were unhappy.
The Clown (Poetry) - 10/6/2012 2:59:09 AM
The Clown (Poetry) - 10/5/2012 3:12:10 PM
I once talked to a "carney" person who said the only way to succeed in marriage was to have your wife/partner on the road with you. Your poem reminded me of many carnivals and circus's I attended throughout my life and brought a wonderful smile of happy thoughts and memories to my mind. Love this!
Joy L. Hale
My Heart (Poetry) - 9/12/2012 10:17:28 AM
Keir Hardie replied to his scoffers in parliament that politics was of the heart. Work that one out.
You Donít Know Me (Poetry) - 9/6/2012 5:14:23 PM
I don't know you, have never been to your site till this evening, but... I know this; you are a man who stands for his beliefs/ideas, is comfortable in his own skin, who cares for other people but does not care whether he impresses them! You are your own man! I respect that in a man.
Joy L. Hale
My Heart (Poetry) - 9/6/2012 5:49:39 AM
What in the very end, speaks more truthful to you? The heart, it has no ego to defend.
My Heart (Poetry) - 9/5/2012 9:21:34 AM
All the poets are going to say, ďthe heart.Ē Just to be cantankerous, I'll go with the mind.
My Heart (Poetry) - 9/5/2012 7:23:35 AM
Please my dear Walt listen to your heart. The mind can be cloudy and confused. V
My Heart (Poetry) - 9/5/2012 5:50:12 AM
my 'gut' is the first to speak and usually most dependable so it's first and then the heart 2nd......forget the mind...it usually confuses things with too many rational thoughts
not a lot of help here, huh? glad i got to use my nogin a little bit here this morning....thanks walt...always like what comes out of your writes...pat
My Heart (Poetry) - 9/5/2012 5:21:13 AM
Always listen to your heart; for it will never lead you wrong;
And listen to 'Listen To Your Heart' one of my favorite songs.
My Heart (Poetry) - 9/5/2012 4:45:05 AM
Quite a dilema....sometimes the heart makes more sense than the head...and of course vice versa! Powerful impact in so few words...nicely done, Walt!
My Heart (Poetry) - 9/4/2012 1:20:44 PM
Your heart often speaks louder and clearer when your mind goes foggy Walt. Listen to your heart.
The Eyes Have It (Poetry) - 8/28/2012 4:14:44 PM
Walt, you offer a formidable list - eye was taken aback by the number of adjectives we utilize with 'eyes' - I can only add, "pretty little angel eyes" from the old R&R song and red eyes - I wish you love and peace my dear friend - Jon Michael
The Eyes Have It (Poetry) - 8/28/2012 5:08:04 AM
Eye like it!
Innocent....thanks for the challenge. It could become a lengthy list.
The Eyes Have It (Poetry) - 8/28/2012 3:59:39 AM
enjoyed this one walt and the interaction you invited in...neat!
omar shariff to me, had 'liquid' eyes in dr.zhivago...will always remember them.
my son mentioned to me that one of the most difficult aspects of becoming 'a blindy' was not being able to watch a persons eyes during conversations especially serious ones...not being able to gauge the true emotions or reactions that show through them. truth comes through the eyes when words are deceitful or insincere.
The Eyes Have It (Poetry) - 8/28/2012 3:59:22 AM
Kind, loving, searching, etc....this was kool, Walt!
The Eyes Have It (Poetry) - 8/27/2012 6:31:55 PM
ahh yes, and then there's:
to name but a few...
Nice little poem, Walt.
The Eyes Have It (Poetry) - 8/27/2012 5:17:15 PM
Accusing, weeping, dreamy, tearful, droopy.
You Donít Know Me (Poetry) - 8/24/2012 3:53:03 PM
This speaks to and for me on many levels,Walt,and I thank you for saying it so well. Continued success~
Barbara J Henry
The Guitar And The Pawn Shop (Poetry) - 8/19/2012 10:52:50 PM
This is excellent work. It is true...a guitar cannot play the real blues unless it has been in a pawn shop.
You Donít Know Me (Poetry) - 8/14/2012 7:53:19 AM
I know you because I know this! Expounded in all the right ways! How did you know what I wanted to say?
You Donít Know Me (Poetry) - 8/10/2012 1:21:27 AM
Absolutely love it! I've read it 3 times and every time I love it even more :-)
If The Good Die Young (Poetry) - 8/8/2012 6:54:17 PM
I Love The Image Walt...and as for the wonderment
well too they say "no good deed goes unpunished"
perhaps there is a whopper instore for you?
& not the kind at B-K Lounge :)
and I am wishful thinking for you to have
a long & happy life people need you
Tales Inside The Crypt
If The Good Die Young (Poetry) - 8/3/2012 5:59:37 AM
Walt sometimes I think that is just a myth to soothe the family and friends of those who die young. If it's true then it's just too late for naughty ones like you and me!!
If The Good Die Young (Poetry) - 7/31/2012 9:48:42 AM
Wonderfully expressed, Walt. After the loss of my son and mother, I've asked the same question. It's not our time yet, Walt ... moving poetry!
If The Good Die Young (Poetry) - 7/31/2012 7:10:04 AM
I guess it was good jeans. I prefer Levi's. Or could have been all those sample pills or hospital chemicals you breathed. It certainly wasn't bottled water or testosterone enhancers. ;-)
The older we live, the more we beat the odds. My grandfather used to say, ďI'm waiting for the good Lord to take me away.Ē I thought that he was being a bit pessimistic as we fished by the river, his favorite pastime. But now I'm beginning to see what he meant.
If The Good Die Young (Poetry) - 7/31/2012 5:31:14 AM
Walt, you are with us to entertain, enlighten and perhaps even still save other lives, who knows - plan on being with us a lot longer - I wish you love and peace my dear friend - Jon Michael
If The Good Die Young (Poetry) - 7/29/2012 5:51:14 PM
Possibly because you are still needed here with us...what would the den be without you...? e
You Donít Know Me (Poetry) - 6/1/2012 4:47:13 PM
Seriously rated My Friend...Love Light 'n' Peace...Gypsy...xxx
You Donít Know Me (Poetry) - 6/1/2012 6:03:48 AM
nice!....so nice... i completely relate and rather admire 'brown penguins'
You Donít Know Me (Poetry) - 5/31/2012 4:26:09 PM
Oh! This is good! I mean, really good!!
Jane Noponen Perinacci
The Dance (Poetry) - 4/20/2012 7:04:49 PM
These are the words that need heard. " A certain smile recognized." Twenty five years and fresh. Long live this !! ~~ Diana
Of The Sea (Poetry) - 4/10/2012 10:34:06 AM
ah...the call of the sea!
The Bell of November (Poetry) - 4/9/2012 11:06:45 AM
i can't say anything more aptly then the others who praised this work of yours...so let it just be 'dittodoubleditto'
one day i'll find words strong enough or is it just adequate to put on paper our stranded nite on the shoals....in the breakers....p
The Dance (Poetry) - 4/9/2012 10:52:17 AM
a lovely 'voyeuristic' trip of melting words walt.........
another year has passed since this beautiful write...p
Of The Sea (Poetry) - 4/4/2012 7:05:51 PM
Hi Walt! Yes, indeed. This makes me yearn the ocean even more. It's been a long time since I've been on the Pacific, and dang it.. you went and had to write this, eh? lol
Of The Sea (Poetry) - 4/4/2012 12:23:53 PM
I can so relate to this, Walt. Yet I have my cake and eat it: herds of deer from the heathland on my doorstep, feasting themselves on my garden nightly (... well, at least I then have the excuse not to tend my plot!) AND the open sea only a half a mile down the road... But my goodness, to go inland for more than half a day does my head in! I positively PINE! And actually, truth be told, I'm not exactly a pirate neither... :)) She's in your blood like salt, Walt. xx
Of The Sea (Poetry) - 4/3/2012 9:50:41 PM
to be out on the open sea where heaving blue swells meet a cloudless azure sky... where mountains meet the sea, that is where I long to be...
a find write, walt.
Of The Sea (Poetry) - 4/3/2012 9:44:11 AM
Upon the oceans of tide's Uni-Verse that is within our souls, there will always be a wanderlust that rides the mist of cerebral see shore currents, where we set sail from the mountain of presence drifting back into the past. Wonderful reflections in your verse here
Of The Sea (Poetry) - 4/2/2012 6:54:11 PM
Both my brothers were seamen,so I know whereof you speak. I too love the sea!Wonderful poem!
Of The Sea (Poetry) - 4/2/2012 3:51:36 AM
I grew up beside the ocean in Newfoundland....and it was pure magic...it still is! I soooooo get this!
An Early Summer Haze (Poetry) - 4/2/2012 3:41:37 AM
The seasons changed dramatically fast here in Maritime Canada too, Walt...I've been looking through a haze all my life and I still can't see any further ahead than today.....Very thought provoking write....enjoyed.....
She Sits (Poetry) - 4/1/2012 11:09:26 AM
i'm luv'n traveling thru your writes...so glad i stumbled onto your work...'of the sea' stuck its big foot out and here i am...i'm mesmerized...i bow to your talent.
can't wait to get back and re-read 'being swept out to sea'. we had a similar experience...still too traumatized to write about...only notes...we were foolishly (as novices) going in at night (inter coastal)...off coarse in st. andrews sound...ran a ground swept into the breakers...tow ran aground coming for us...battered bruised for 7 nightmarish continuous slamming black hours. needless to say we're taking sailing safety lessons etc...was a great learning experience of what NOT to do and what TO do and have aboard...will have to say i was glad to get home to my horses... we're marinaed in brunswick ga at hidden harbor marina....so glad to bump into your work...we're also vietnamers...pmedlin
Of The Sea (Poetry) - 4/1/2012 10:11:24 AM
wow walt...this hits right smack dab in the middle of my/our life...it IS possible to have the best of both worlds. 3-4 weeks under sail...3-4 weeks home (for him)...i go when called by HIM...not the sea. it works right now for us...he answers his call and i keep the other side of 'best' welcoming with a 3-4 week time for myself here with our horses. the coast is only 5 hrs drive...hope you're close or closer to make it happen
a wonderful write! the 'herdofdeer' is a reminder that what we're living is not a rehersal...only a one-shotter
Of The Sea (Poetry) - 4/1/2012 8:21:40 AM
It appears that you have experienced the best of both worlds. But you're not giving up on the sea just yet.
Of The Sea (Poetry) - 4/1/2012 8:02:24 AM
Great write, Walt; well done! Love the photo!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. ;D
Of The Sea (Poetry) - 3/31/2012 7:44:00 PM
I too hear it every day, though I seem to live closer than do you...trust me, Walt, the sea is still there, she is endless & will be there for you the next time you go to sea her...;-) e
Of The Sea (Poetry) - 3/31/2012 4:27:20 PM
Walt, salty dogs never stray far from the beckoning call of the sea -- hoist the sails and set your wanderlust free -- the mountains will be there to greet you when you return -- I wish you love and peace my dear friend -- Jon Michael
An Early Summer Haze (Poetry) - 3/30/2012 12:25:01 AM
One day at a time to reveal the future is my way now...
I love this piece...and I love Summer haze...
best wishes, Diana...
An Early Summer Haze (Poetry) - 3/29/2012 3:52:24 PM
Walt, there always seems to be haze of one description or another when it comes to attempting to visualize the future - there are simply too many variables and chaos to contend with - I like the photo of the mountains - the Smokies are a favorite haunt for me almost annually for the past thirty years or more -- I wish you love and peace my dear friend -- Jon Michael
Life Like Rain (Poetry) - 1/21/2012 7:45:25 AM
Hi there. What a lovely pen. Truly enjoyed the rythem of the rain and life. Keep up the good work. Too bad your not published
Life Like Rain (Poetry) - 1/20/2012 7:55:16 AM
not if you have a rubber suit on ;)
Life Like Rain (Poetry) - 1/19/2012 6:30:30 PM
"But still falling straight down"
Worse would it be if it were going str8 UP...;-)e
Autumn Leaves (Poetry) - 1/11/2012 8:38:40 AM
This is soooooooooooooo sooooooooo true of life..
A wise piece Walt..truly marvelous...
Autumn Leaves (Poetry) - 11/21/2011 2:28:28 PM
If I could, I would spend all the fall days in the mountains ... enjoying the breathtaking beauty of seeing ONE single tree go through so many glorious color changes. Reminds me of the changes we get to enjoy in our children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren....and oh, yes, ourselves. "As is Nature's way" Incredible poem
Autumn Leaves (Poetry) - 11/12/2011 5:23:56 AM
yes, life is so like nature!
Autumn Leaves (Poetry) - 11/10/2011 6:50:44 AM
Walt, with age we define beauty with greater passion and understanding than we were capable of in our youth --- for now we know the true colors of beauty run within the whole of nature -- I bid you joy love and peace my dear friend -- Jon Michael
Autumn Leaves (Poetry) - 11/10/2011 5:30:25 AM
I think as I get older I appreciate nature's gifts more than ever! There's nothing like them! Nicely done, Walt...
Autumn Leaves (Poetry) - 11/9/2011 7:38:46 PM
"all within the montage of color in my mind"
lovely lines like this are rare and hard to find.
Autumn Leaves (Poetry) - 11/9/2011 12:46:49 PM
YOUR A NATURAL WALT......KEEP UP THE GREAT POEMS OF COMFORT.
Autumn Leaves (Poetry) - 11/9/2011 10:12:53 AM
Warm and inviting write like a wood fire and a good cup of tea...
Autumn Leaves (Poetry) - 11/9/2011 3:47:12 AM
Nature's Way - truly worth following and admiring, in this ever increasingly natureless modern world.
Autumn Leaves (Poetry) - 11/8/2011 10:52:52 PM
Nature is awesome...saw the colour...loved it.
Be Afraid (Poetry) - 11/2/2011 4:16:24 PM
haunting as a horrific hello
Be Afraid (Poetry) - 11/1/2011 8:29:02 PM
Mind-boggeling and frightfully true.
Be Afraid (Poetry) - 10/31/2011 12:28:54 PM
the little devils are so numerous Walt -- do you think its time for a visit to the exorcist? -- at Halloween some of us are full of ghoulash! -- happy Halloween to you -- I bid you joy and peace my dear friend -- Jon Michael
Be Afraid (Poetry) - 10/31/2011 8:04:36 AM
Gak!!! Nicely done, Walt!
Be Afraid (Poetry) - 10/30/2011 9:28:36 AM
Oerrrrrrrr...happy halloween walty :)
Be Afraid (Poetry) - 10/30/2011 6:04:42 AM
Good one, Walt. I like it.
Be Afraid (Poetry) - 10/30/2011 4:11:32 AM
Chilling Walt. Happy Halloween to you.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
Be Afraid (Poetry) - 10/30/2011 3:38:27 AM
So true you are Walt, and funny but you sometimes see others or even ourselves living out these fears in our halloween costumes.
I Put Down The Camera (Poetry) - 10/23/2011 9:03:36 AM
Way to go Walt
I enjoy my poetry reading, writing it
and reviewing others who feel the same
I too like my camera, a photo kind of Ham I am
I Put Down The Camera (Poetry) - 10/21/2011 5:12:26 AM
Walt, follow your artistic heart to the one that is pulling with the strongest emotions -- It is possible to share between the two and impart equal passion to both -- in the end it is all about the joy of living -- I bid you joy love and peace my dear friend -- Jon Michael
I Put Down The Camera (Poetry) - 10/20/2011 9:57:21 AM
I Put Down The Camera (Poetry) - 10/19/2011 6:08:39 AM
BigGrin! I have this dilemma all the time, Walt. I'm a quarter mile from Rocky Mountain National Park and have a 7x7 bull elk peaking in my window right now. Should I write about it, or go for my camera and risk scaring it off? Terry
I Put Down The Camera (Poetry) - 10/19/2011 4:42:21 AM
Either way, you'll have treasures to share with us Walt!!!
I Put Down The Camera (Poetry) - 10/18/2011 5:55:27 PM
...take ur camera & get a minature tape recorder or such, then you can talk to yourself while taking pictures...
I Put Down The Camera (Poetry) - 10/18/2011 1:37:22 PM
me to buddy .me to.....jus tback from The Rockkies backpacking...shot tons of great pic's....me too buddy me to
A Dog Doesnít Understand (Poetry) - 10/10/2011 11:13:59 AM
Very nice, Walt. I have 6 of my own, and I know how deep that bond can be. Enjoyed.
A Dog Doesnít Understand (Poetry) - 10/5/2011 4:52:19 PM
Walt, yours is a lucky pet and friend -- some are not so fortunate -left to fend for themselves and abused to boot -- take good care of your friend -- I bid you love and peace my dear friend -- Jon Michael
A Dog Doesnít Understand (Poetry) - 10/3/2011 5:02:37 AM
Beautiful story of love, kindness and compassion! Heartwrenching picture! God bless the homeless...both the people and animals!
A Dog Doesnít Understand (Poetry) - 10/2/2011 9:25:40 AM
A Dog Doesnít Understand (Poetry) - 10/1/2011 6:53:56 AM
Sadly touching for so much love between human and canine can still be found even in such an inhumane world as ours.
A Dog Doesnít Understand (Poetry) - 10/1/2011 4:40:19 AM
Homeless and doing without yet a large heart to take care of a homeless pet, his friend. Wonderful Walt.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
For Ed Madlack (Poetry) - 9/18/2011 5:44:00 AM
it's Waltabute! -- that's a sideways tribute from Walt Hardester -- and you did a bang up job -- as for Ed, there could not be a more fortunate animal than one with Ed as it's friend -- good to see another whimsical rendering from your quill Walt -- they are too far between though -- I bid you love and peace my dear friend -- Jon Michael
For Ed Madlack (Poetry) - 9/15/2011 10:04:24 PM
Loving and funny all in one, ty Walt xx cherry
For Ed Madlack (Poetry) - 9/14/2011 11:25:33 AM
Super cute tribute!
For Ed Madlack (Poetry) - 9/14/2011 7:30:23 AM
Nice one Walt!
Peace, love and light,
For Ed Madlack (Poetry) - 9/14/2011 3:05:14 AM
Another animal in need waits
Far too many of them wait today; our abysmal economy has been extremely hard on pets - I just found another one dumped in the woods.
For Ed Madlack (Poetry) - 9/13/2011 7:47:29 AM
Wonderful write; I pray Ed gets the pet he needs in his life! He seems so unhappy; he needs some joy in his life! Well done, Walt!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
For Ed Madlack (Poetry) - 9/13/2011 6:39:49 AM
Cute write for Ed revealing a thoughtful tribute to a caring man.
For Ed Madlack (Poetry) - 9/13/2011 5:27:41 AM
Awwwwww, why is it I always have to take a bath before doing things...;-) e
For Ed Madlack (Poetry) - 9/13/2011 4:13:16 AM
Lovely words of support for Ed, Walt! I think he should share his heart with another furry friend too. He's a good soul!
For Ed Madlack (Poetry) - 9/13/2011 3:14:13 AM
For Ed Madlack (Poetry) - 9/13/2011 2:37:16 AM
Well said Walt!!
For Ed Madlack (Poetry) - 9/12/2011 11:48:18 PM
Love it, yea I think some little pouch would love to pick Ed as his new owner.
Lovers Song (Poetry) - 9/5/2011 2:02:02 AM
ROMANTIC AND VERY BEAUTIFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Lovers Song (Poetry) - 9/4/2011 11:23:26 AM
A very passionate piece, Walt. The Lovers usually represents a love triangle or a choice to be made in love...I see you made your choice:)
Lovers Song (Poetry) - 8/30/2011 6:07:24 AM
The tenderness of the passion you described here is beautiful, Walt! Lovely phrasing...particularly loved "Making me shudder with tender agony"...Wonderful romantic poetry!
Lovers Song (Poetry) - 8/30/2011 3:49:15 AM
Lovers Song (Poetry) - 8/29/2011 10:34:23 PM
Oh-la-la...Walty...hot-hot-hotty...Happy for you...whew!!
Great BEAUTIFUL Passionate "desturbing" write :)!!
Gotta love it...love is GREAT!!
Lovers Song (Poetry) - 8/29/2011 6:55:07 PM
Whew! Hot passion and raw love. You know I love this writing.
Well Dayum (Poetry) - 8/29/2011 6:51:39 PM
YOU WILL NEVER BE A BRICK IN THE WALL. kEEP WRITINGi MISS YOU!
Lovers Song (Poetry) - 8/29/2011 5:42:12 PM
Great, now I gotta take another shower, this one cold...thanks alot, Hardester...;-) ed
Lovers Song (Poetry) - 8/29/2011 3:30:44 PM
Eroticism Walt! But you added just the right measure of tenderness and emotion to differentiate between primal lust and love. She is of age isn't she? Just prodding you my friend. I bid you love peace and more romantic dreams(?). Jon Michael
Lovers Song (Poetry) - 8/29/2011 1:59:09 PM
Intense emotions, feelings and desires intermingle in this wonderful write that captures the beauty of love and making love. Well done Walt.
Well Dayum (Poetry) - 8/25/2011 8:15:30 PM
The longer I walk this earth, the more challenges and hurdles must be overcome. Then again what would life be like without challenges to face....
Be always safe,
She's Alone (Poetry) - 8/25/2011 11:18:43 AM
This little ditty is a Sweet one played!
I knew it was your lonely guitar, the way you described its neck!
This really is a Beautiful Poem! Sung from the heart with a willing muse...
The Bell of November (Poetry) - 8/25/2011 11:14:53 AM
WOW! Beautifully felt in my heart! Walt.
We fish near one and I feel stunned every time he gongs...
I can just see you mind running amok when ALONE and not feeling lonely! With the sea and its obscurities to keep you company!
Blessings and Hugs, SHEE
The Guitar And The Pawn Shop (Poetry) - 8/25/2011 11:11:14 AM
AWE! This was really a GRRREAT Heart-breaking Poem Walt, I could feel your pain and your heart beating hard!
This reminds me of what Paul said one day, I will NOT pawn my guitar! EVER and I know he would if he had too, just like you did! but, no blues will be heard from that one till YOU get it BACK :)
So, that Guitar is your trust resort Eh, it's happened how many times? An angel owned that guitar once! I am thinking...
Hope all is getting EASIER "NOW"! and if not, I hope the answer is just around the corner!
Therapy (Poetry) - 8/25/2011 11:07:25 AM
YESss! There IS!!! and I've spoken to a help confident myself! to Learn is to GROW! and believe it or not, that release is SWEET! Thinking of you closely Walt!
Blessing, Growth by the minute and Hugs, SHEE WRITE ON!
Well Dayum (Poetry) - 8/25/2011 11:04:12 AM
Brick in the wall, NO KIDDING, Paul uses that reference if WE don't share what's on our mind when ONE of us is Upset lol
I say "Tear down all them bricks you are hiding behind, but he says the same for me when I just don't want to spill it...
and Yes, God has a design for us all, and time will tell what is NEXT...I am in that BOAT lol (with you too) Out of work since Last April and still looking, but being 51 not having luck.. What does God have planned for me, with all that and more, Changes in both my daughters lives have happened and not all good! Great "LIFE" Poem! I'm glad I'm not another Brick in the wall too...
oox SHEE WRITE ON, in Love, Light and WARM PEACE!
Well Dayum (Poetry) - 8/25/2011 6:28:51 AM
Great words Walt.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
Well Dayum (Poetry) - 8/25/2011 4:38:58 AM
Neat way to express your own uniqueness, Walt! Write on!
She's Alone (Poetry) - 8/24/2011 7:22:08 PM
Well Dayum (Poetry) - 8/24/2011 5:20:52 PM
Dayum...I feel like another brick in the wall...........
Well Dayum (Poetry) - 8/24/2011 5:02:46 PM
Ok, I have come to harass your well anyway, it's really great to see you posting once again.
We sure do miss our Georg. I certainly have felt a bit of a let down knowing that we won't have our annual masquerade ball as Georg as or host. He is smilin down at all of us and keeping the fires burning till we meet once again...
Good poetry Walt,
Much peace, love and light,
Well Dayum (Poetry) - 8/24/2011 4:34:48 PM
half lament and half contentment? -- always questioning though -- when you stop questioning, the wall is your next stop! -- good to see you still know how to write and write interestingly Walt -- for a while I thought that you might be in a home for the aged -- I bid you joy, peace and love my dear friend -- Jon Michael
Well Dayum (Poetry) - 8/24/2011 4:29:09 PM
Okay you old fart...I doubt you are the best but it is definately good to see you are back on the board and posting to the den. and loved the last line and reference to Pink Floyd. I worked for National Defence as Nav Chart Tech and the guy who had my desk before me had the sticker of that on the wall when I arrived, 25 years later I left and to my knowlege it is still there. Anyway I digress...great write my friend.
Therapy (Poetry) - 8/17/2011 5:46:45 PM
shedding our old selves requires determination and a deep resolve to solve our inadequacies and conquer our repressions ...
excellent poem, Walt ...
Therapy (Poetry) - 8/17/2011 1:11:50 PM
Geez! Walt!! I could've written this too. You nailed it Walt! Learning that we aren't immortal is frightening and and a huge wake=up. I dealt the cards at the table too.....I have the scars to prove it.
I'm very proud of you and this write is very mature for me.
Therapy (Poetry) - 8/17/2011 12:30:24 PM
We most certainly all need therapy of one kind or another, Walt. We would be foolish to think otherwise, though it is still seen as resorting or admitting to "weakness" by some ignorant people. I am firmly of the belief that we are all three-year old children locked inside our adult bodies and having learned "adult" behaviour and ways of coping. But, scratch where an emotional pain hurts or itches and I reckon much can be traced back to some trauma or root back then. Even "just" a good listening ear can be therapy. One thing's for sure - we can't usually find a way out of our own maze without knowing how and where to start - and that usually begins with recognition, admission and talking... 54 years and I have only known what pain really is these past half dozen or so. Formerly I have been deep-frozen. Good write! And helpful. xx
Therapy (Poetry) - 8/17/2011 3:26:34 AM
The past dies a hard death Walt. Well penned and hopeful.
Therapy (Poetry) - 8/13/2011 7:48:48 AM
I think everyone should try it once. I went when I was in my teens, and it was an experience. Thanks for sharing this piece, Walt.
Therapy (Poetry) - 8/12/2011 5:45:34 PM
not easy to change but..the ability to do so makes us better--i like this, very much!
Therapy (Poetry) - 8/12/2011 3:17:36 PM
A just and responsible write for all too many people refuse to try and understand.
Therapy (Poetry) - 8/12/2011 8:12:48 AM
We all carry demons on our backs, Walt, and often the ones who cannot deal with them let those demons get the better of them...never seeking help....such a waste of life......Nicely done!
Therapy (Poetry) - 8/12/2011 1:44:10 AM
I think most of us need some help, sometime in our lives. Keep On, Keepin On, my friend.
Therapy (Poetry) - 8/11/2011 1:56:56 PM
Personal baggage. We all tend to want to carry it around with us. It is of know value other than the empirical information it affords us for comparative analysis. We owe it no allegiance. Only if we have failed to learn and prosper from it in character building have we failed to capitalize on its otherwise valueless experiences. Dump it and try not to amass anymore. You and I both know Walt that it is only by personal desire and perseverance that we will move on and bury the past. Good luck. I bid you love peace and the power to build anew. Jon Michael
Therapy (Poetry) - 8/11/2011 11:45:18 AM
Wish I could afford to "clear out" old memories by speaking with someone, but not now...anyway, who would want to hear of me whining...its bad enough the Den has to be subject to me when I do that...ed
Why Do Things Like This Happen? (Poetry) - 7/24/2011 10:25:27 AM
And if he only knew he was perfect.
Every Time (Poetry) - 7/10/2011 4:28:02 PM
Even the Muse needs a vacation Walt. Your humor is safe and sound awaiting your robust re-entry into the Den.
The Ultimate Answer (Poetry) - 7/10/2011 4:18:51 PM
ONLY YOU!!! This is the kind of humor you do so very well.
Now It's What if? (Poetry) - 6/25/2011 2:37:30 PM
Thanks for sharing this, Walt. I think we can all relate, and those memories come forth. Well done.
A Life Not Mine (Poetry) - 6/25/2011 2:34:59 PM
Nicely written, Walt.
Now It's What if? (Poetry) - 6/19/2011 8:39:02 AM
I asked all of the same questions following my accident last April. Five seconds either way and I would have avoided it. Although, five-hundredths of a seconds sooner and I probably would not be here. My head came within an inch of a fatal blow! Be thankful it turned out the way it did. You are still here and so is everyone else involved. I bid you love and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael
Now It's What if? (Poetry) - 6/18/2011 6:01:13 AM
yeah, i know what you means-what ifs always haunt--i hope you are doing better, my thoughts are with you
Now It's What if? (Poetry) - 6/17/2011 3:30:10 PM
Thank goodness that "what ifs" are temporary.Take a deep breath. The sky is still blue and you can hear your own heartbeat. That's a GREAT feeling!
Now It's What if? (Poetry) - 6/16/2011 6:34:37 AM
If I had a nickle for all of my What If's, of life, I wouldn't have to ask What If? Nice write...
Now It's What if? (Poetry) - 6/16/2011 5:35:07 AM
I believe in guardian angels and it sounds as if your nephew put his to work that day. We need to be thankful for our blessing, even our narrow escape blessings. :)
Now It's What if? (Poetry) - 6/16/2011 3:01:01 AM
OMG...so good to know you are ok...one second sooner or later coulda been the fatal one...Thank GOD you are still kinda ok...hope your foot is ok...but "WHAT IF" was was on your side this time!!
Take care dear one..mwhaaaa...love ya!!
Now It's What if? (Poetry) - 6/15/2011 4:18:49 PM
Things are the way they are meant to be and we can't change that Walt. Great write.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
Now It's What if? (Poetry) - 6/15/2011 4:00:48 PM
Sometimes no matter wot ppl say, or cliches used to comfort us, we still go "what if" I think we have to run over it in our minds, somehow helps to put in perspective! Glad you and yours are all ok, :)
Now It's What if? (Poetry) - 6/15/2011 3:33:41 PM
We live for the present and have to learn from the past but then move on....glad your nephew is okay.
Now It's What if? (Poetry) - 6/15/2011 3:08:35 PM
At times like this we always wonder, ďwhat if?Ē I don't know the full story, but it seems the heart wrenching.
Now It's What if? (Poetry) - 6/15/2011 2:30:03 PM
I'd say you should feel thankful your nephew's life was saved...another one of your days ruined you can live with, but not without your nephew...e
A Life Not Mine (Poetry) - 6/3/2011 6:06:05 AM
a good expression of frustration and pain-your have such a caring heart