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Recent Reviews for Billye Okera

Conversatios With My Sister (Short Story) - 7/25/2012 12:50:30 PM
A tough, but honest, portrayal of the child abuse so many go through that is shoved under the rug and ruins many lives. very well written and I love the vernacular. There's a book here, and I hope you write it. Ron PS. I sure hope this is a true story. I suspect that it is.

Mussolini (Poetry) - 10/7/2012 8:12:44 AM
Powerful! Don't we tell ourselves outrageous lies to rationalize and insulate what we do from our self image. Raw on!

Savannah Street Memory (Poetry) - 10/3/2012 11:10:57 PM
one of the best poems I've read in a while. Miller

Savannah Street Memory (Poetry) - 8/3/2012 5:11:38 AM
Deep and inspring to soul searching. You wrote this from the pain in your soul and it touches mine.

Mussolini (Poetry) - 7/25/2012 12:53:53 PM
And Haile Selassie beat him in Ethiopia… The little emperor that couldn't. The last line was a total surprise… But not when you think about it. Ron

Savannah Street Memory (Poetry) - 7/25/2012 12:22:23 PM
You touched my heart with this one. Your honesty, openness and raw memories of a place I've never known which you have shown. The atrocity of your youth is no less diminished by the list you have offered. God is the sham of the unholy man. It looks like you got out by yourself. I think an autobiography of those times would be in order. I'd read it. Ron

DU-WOP BOYS (Poetry) - 7/25/2012 11:21:21 AM
Perhaps your words posted here will find their way to the eye or ear of at least one 13 or 14-year-old, who will, in turn, break the cycle that leads to such heartbreak. Blessings to you Billye.

Savannah Street Memory (Poetry) - 7/25/2012 11:14:49 AM
How can pain be written so beautifully? Blessings to you, Billye, ...always.

Inkling (Poetry) - 7/25/2012 11:09:13 AM
A(nother) powerful poem Billye! Thank you so much for sharing it. You are truly gifted in your witness.

Savannah Street Memory (Poetry) - 7/25/2012 1:48:45 AM
Breathtaking, tinged with the infinite sadness of a child's reality that becomes an adult's waking nightmare. This is a beautiful voice for those who have none of their own left to voice a cry.

DU-WOP BOYS (Poetry) - 7/24/2012 1:50:14 PM
You have well depicted a sad state of living..Or calling it living.. Much depth in this one.... Sandy

Streets of New Orleans (Poetry) - 1/29/2011 7:57:32 PM
"And the land of the free became a sea Of third-world faces washed in a flood..." Powerful, potent, poignant, pretty ... and where was God? rege

Strong Black Woman (Poetry) - 10/21/2010 8:39:20 PM
When we lie in the peace of Him we feel fearless, like we can conquer the world. Thanks, Billye. Will come back.

It's Always The First Time (Poetry) - 10/21/2010 8:35:24 PM
Billye, when I read the opening of your page I knew I was in for an experience. A touching piece. I would have cried had I not been healed. The sting is gone. For a moment, I realized that it's the same old song to those who have been there. Awesome!!!!!!11

Strong Black Woman (Poetry) - 2/11/2010 1:58:47 AM
Great piece

Streets of New Orleans (Poetry) - 2/11/2010 1:56:55 AM
A deep and powerful poem.I am glad that the Saints won the SuperBowl.Now New Orleans is stronger than ever.Its very inspirational.take care

By That Plot Of Soil Reflecting (Poetry) - 2/11/2010 1:54:22 AM
Excellent piece.I enjoy reading it.take care

Not Mya II (Poetry) - 6/2/2007 6:22:17 PM
Interesting! And time waits for no one, it just keeps marching on and on and on....... Be safe, Karen

Not Mya II (Poetry) - 6/1/2007 1:30:09 PM
wow can i relate to this one...did you write it for could have

The Woe Of A Child (Poetry) - 5/12/2007 8:38:58 AM
" I am not for this place!" I relate so deeply with these powerful words Billye. Peace, Bill

In That Simple Room (Poetry) - 5/6/2007 5:10:55 AM
Great pen

In That Simple Room (Poetry) - 5/4/2007 10:47:22 PM
In those simple rooms for such a lad it can be intimidating. Allowing God to fill your soul with warmth and grace will carry you through. Enjoyed this. Be safe, Karen

In That Simple Room (Poetry) - 5/4/2007 1:54:27 PM
A very good write...profoundly written...capturing the essence of spirit... I wish you well... Sam

Blackness So Black (Poetry) - 5/3/2007 5:30:04 AM
Billye, This is outstanding. From metaphor to metaphor you skillfully cause your reader peek through the window of deep dark depression then pull it up to bask in the rays of hope. You are definitely a sistah I could sit down with some good black coffee and have an inspiring conversation with. My black be blacker than midnight Black so black That I have a knack for walking Shoulders bent and a covering for sacred eye When just above my head and in the skies A rainbow.

Blackness So Black (Poetry) - 4/26/2007 9:16:39 PM
Such a sad, unforgiving write you have penned. But I do see a light at the end of the tunnel by the rainbow. Interesting. Be safe, Karen

Blackness So Black (Poetry) - 4/26/2007 2:50:17 PM
well said indeed; If writting like that aint therapy nothin is!

It's Time (Poetry) - 4/26/2007 6:42:35 AM
I like this piece.. it has a great metaphoric connection. Time to move on it is.. irie vibes.

Blackness So Black (Poetry) - 4/26/2007 6:30:46 AM
Billye, I understand depression for I suffer from it also. You describe it brilliantly, Billye. I hope soon you can grasp that beautiful rainbow just above your head. God bless. Many blessings, ~Linda

Blackness So Black (Poetry) - 4/26/2007 5:58:03 AM
That is a dark view of picture this well within your poem, and surely know of it's grasp.... nice work.....Art Sun...

It's Always The First Time (Poetry) - 4/26/2007 5:53:23 AM
Such a sad expression of thought....the poetic view of one who passed the time of abuse as child....sad.... sad and yet a nice work of expression.... Art Sun...

Mussolini (Poetry) - 4/24/2007 11:44:45 AM
I keep wanting to sing that song..."Whistle while you work, Hitler is a jerk...Mussolini bit his weanie, now it doesn't squirt! LOL! Thanks for the childhood memories! Love and Peace~ Kimmy~

Mussolini (Poetry) - 4/24/2007 8:54:59 AM

The Woe Of A Child (Poetry) - 4/18/2007 8:52:29 PM
excellent posting.

They Are All Dead (Poetry) - 3/12/2007 4:19:34 PM
wow this is magnificent! powerful and real! how many women have echo these cries in the universe? far far too many your voice is so needed in this world in this place and i am glad to be meeting it here!!!

Streets of New Orleans (Poetry) - 3/12/2007 4:13:09 PM
you have a profound voice and it screams with a rawness of life lived and seen

Strong Black Woman (Poetry) - 3/12/2007 4:09:26 PM
i echo the feelings of Netta, I did enjoy this and even in the events of a black woman who don't know better there is strength there just not in use.... very interesting share

Strong Black Woman (Poetry) - 3/10/2007 6:33:26 PM
If I get this correct, this poem is about the moments when a woman wants to be a feel like a lady and nothing more. On that note, may I say I applaud the sentence structure you used - way down home so long ago. Loving the flow. And I must say I sincerly hope you are a sista. Kudos on the write.

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