Recent Reviews for Scharlie Meeuws
What have they done with my Jimmy (Short Story) - 8/8/2010 3:48:52 PM|
A sad tale of an even sadder fate facing an old man and his beloved dog, Jimmie. Well written, leaving the reader wanting to read more.
A psychic experience (Short Story) - 3/23/2010 11:15:26 AM
I am picking up the thread from my story of 2007. Last months the beautiful child with the black curls and olive skin died aged 31. She never changed, always stayed the child she was. She suddenly had contracted ovarian cancer and within 2 month she passed away, helped by morphine and love all around her. She had touched many hearts within her life and taught us all many lessons about less selfishness, patience and endurance.
What I want to tell is some strange things that happened after her death, which I cannot explain rationally. I had to write a poem for a poetry workshop about HOPE and was thinking long and hard about it. I found a poem I had written earlier which talked about pain and despair, the counterparts of hope and how we must balance hope and despair, as both are important for us humans to grow in life. When I returned home, my other daughter was on the phone. "I have an urgent message to you" she told me. "My dead sister came to me in my dream and wants you to think of HOPE, think of HOPE!"
Yesterday I dreamt about her too. She could speak, which she could not do in real life. She said to me that she loved the colourful card I sent out to friends and family after her death. It reminded her of her favourite duvet cover. I checked all my photo albums until I found it. I had hardly remembered its colour. And finally I found it, she was sitting on it as a baby. And in fact, it showed a very similar pattern to the one of my card.
We think we know it all. But there are still things which we will never know nor understand. I am sure, my beautiful daughter is still around me.
A psychic experience (Short Story) - 3/15/2007 4:53:39 PM
We do not like you, America (Article) - 3/15/2007 10:29:51 AM
Whether we like it or not, there are some painful truths here. Is there still room in America for diverse opinions and beliefs? It would seem that the basic question is, "Do we really want to be a democracy?" I hope we do. I pray that we do. Of course, we'll have to lose our arrogance and rediscover what it means to care about other people. But, if we are willing to make the sacrifices, we can restore our democracy and be the country our founding fathers dreamed about, established by constitution, and fought for. We have to rediscover such basic tenets as "for the common good" and "majority rule," but, if we really want it, we can and will make those rediscoveries. It's up to us, as Americans, to want it badly enough to move beyond offering lip service to high ideals pusuit of selfish interest, and to the dedication and commitment necessary to realize the American Dream.
We do not like you, America (Article) - 3/12/2007 2:29:20 PM
I truly cannot blame you. As a historian, I work to right these wrongs against others by opening up our own eyes. Thanks so much for sharing your poignant thoughts.
Dog whisperer (Poetry) - 11/1/2008 3:37:28 AM
both out cat and dog are rescues wel worth the effort
good topic well handled
You don't want to miss anything (Poetry) - 3/12/2007 6:09:42 AM
what a fantastic glimpse of life and how we each percieve it..