Recent Reviews for Sandy Bell Brown
The Story (Short Story) - 6/20/2009 3:56:50 PM|
Sandy, I had a little bit of time tonight so thought I'd browse AD and see what I might have missed first time around. So glad I did! This is a beautiful story. I love the little touches you've added to bring it to life.
Jenny (Short Story) - 11/6/2007 2:09:15 PM
Sandy, wow! What a great story! This is an excellant...very nicely done...I especially like this line, "...traces of beauty that age had not been able to destroy." Beautiful, discriptive...I can't wait to read more of your work.
Jenny (Short Story) - 11/4/2007 6:52:16 PM
A really wonderful story. I love the way you have developed these characters, and your point is so well taken. Excellent!
Molly (Short Story) - 9/18/2007 7:13:00 PM
Bravo! Nice job Sandy! This is one of your best pieces. I really enjoyed the story...but I can't stop thinking that in someway it is a true stroy...ghost and all.
Molly (Short Story) - 9/9/2007 5:39:25 PM
Outstanding story, Sandy. This one had it all -- likeable, believable characters, an edge-of-the-seat plot, and a satisfying conclusion. I really enjoyed it.
Forgiveness (Short Story) - 8/29/2007 6:27:02 AM
I am amazed, overwhelmed, and completely awe struck…wonderful write…Excellent Job, Bravo!
The Story (Short Story) - 8/25/2007 12:38:13 PM
A heart-warming story, Sandy. Would that all "real life" experiences turned out this way. Nicely done. Thank you for sharing. Love and peace to you,
The Story (Short Story) - 8/20/2007 12:10:41 AM
Beautiful love story
The Story (Short Story) - 8/15/2007 7:26:56 PM
Sandy, Incredible….Wow, awesome! You have a real gift. I’m not just saying this because I know you but because that story was moving. A real twister at the end, Nice write!
Holidays (Poetry) - 3/4/2009 5:59:57 AM
This is March, 2009, yet I don't see any new offerings on your site, Sandy. I hope you have had a good start to this year.
This poem gives insight into your main life influences, some things hard to deal with. You still are upbeat and looking forward to what life has to offer. I especially love the enthusiasm of your last line, "I can't wait to see how next year will end!" May it be a year of God's blessings and of a new relationship--with Him!
Holidays (Poetry) - 12/31/2008 9:52:07 AM
Sandy, this is a deeply touching poem about the realities of life and the indominable spirit of someone still young at heart.
Holidays (Poetry) - 12/30/2008 9:42:41 PM
I so agree with your poem, Sandy, especially that final stanza. Great stuff :) Happy New Year! Michelle
Holidays (Poetry) - 12/28/2008 5:26:52 PM
I liked your poem, Sandy. Kind of sad, but kind of hopeful, too. May '09 be your best year yet :)
Holidays (Poetry) - 12/28/2008 4:40:27 PM
I feel I know you better now, Sandy. I agree with Gene, next year maybe your year.
Holidays (Poetry) - 12/28/2008 4:21:54 PM
Well done, Sandy. I predict that next year will end happily
for you. -gene.
Strength (Poetry) - 11/24/2008 6:21:36 AM
Your strength is commendable, and certainly has been tested by time.
Stupid Poem (Poetry) - 11/24/2008 6:17:52 AM
I don't think it's stupid at all--I think it's (again) real, exposing your feelings about facing and getting through winter (I'm right with you there). And I think it's cute in spite of the fears and skeers.
Night Love (Poetry) - 11/24/2008 6:14:48 AM
Although this poem is about a dream-lover, it seems very real and saddens me to read it. It is as Regis said, compelling and moving.
How are you, Sandy? Isn't it time to post some more poetry? Let me know when you do, ok?
Night Love (Poetry) - 9/25/2008 5:03:54 PM
Very moving and compelling, Sandy. Thank you for sharing. Love and best wishes,
Voices (Poetry) - 7/28/2008 4:16:48 AM
I really enjoy your style of writing Sandy & in those immortal words from Arnie. "I'll be back".
Night Love (Poetry) - 7/28/2008 4:11:56 AM
Wonderful writing Sandy, beautiful.
Night Love (Poetry) - 7/27/2008 9:57:19 PM
Beautiful writing, though such a heartbreaker....
Be always safe,
Night Love (Poetry) - 7/27/2008 5:43:52 PM
Beautiful and sad.
Strength (Poetry) - 5/3/2008 1:27:46 PM
Besides being very inspirational, this is excellent writing. Very tight in message, and the rhyming doesn't miss a beat.
Strength (Poetry) - 4/30/2008 11:44:12 AM
Wonderful views of inner strength and knowledge in being able to conquer anything that crosses your path, well done...
Be always safe,
Strength (Poetry) - 4/30/2008 1:20:02 AM
I always knew you were a tough one. I liked this a lot as holds a lot of your true feelings about what made you who you are today. We can never forget the past can we? It is always there reminding us of both the good and the bad.Always good reading your works...
Stupid Poem (Poetry) - 4/29/2008 8:47:16 PM
Strength (Poetry) - 4/29/2008 8:46:23 PM
This is so beautiful ans so very true...like how you took me from when you were young and free and then married, and then you again now, woman of strength and wisdom. Great poem!
Stupid Poem (Poetry) - 3/16/2008 2:45:24 PM
Credit For The Write...
Stupid Poem (Poetry) - 3/16/2008 9:52:43 AM
Of you poet I find myself so leery, leery, leery, but enjoyed still this crazy poem...ed & Rufuz (W00F)
Stupid Poem (Poetry) - 3/15/2008 4:52:13 PM
If this is Skeery then Skeery on good woman...
Voices (Poetry) - 2/22/2008 2:48:17 AM
audio thumbprints of the past, I have seen the presence of the past in a friends old victorian house......
there is more to this world than we know
but God is the source of all
enjoyed your write
Voices (Poetry) - 2/3/2008 7:46:57 PM
Nicely written my friend. At least you can pinpoint your voices. Those air ducts, old refrigerators, squeaky shutters, tree limbs scratching the side of the house, settling house, pets, mice, and those squirrels in the attic are what I blame for the voices I hear in my head… nicely rhymed, nice structure, great job.
My Yard (Poetry) - 12/26/2007 10:49:52 PM
Age old delemma. We put out bird feeders to draw the birds and keep the feeders half full. Still hungry they are all over the property in the early morning then again about 4-5 in the evening eating those nasty undergound bugs. Now if we could just get rid of those fireants I would be an even happier camper....
My Yard (Poetry) - 12/26/2007 6:48:58 PM
You can buy some Diazo that will kill the grubs. Don't stay indoors it wll deprive the world of it's sunshine if you do.
Leaving (Poetry) - 12/21/2007 8:59:57 AM
Touching ..thanks for sharing
Leaving (Poetry) - 12/16/2007 5:41:46 PM
Wherever you may roam, always make the best of it and you succeed and be happy anywhere....
Leaving (Poetry) - 12/16/2007 4:01:05 PM
Sandy, I have never been to Missouri, but I sure know how you feel. Already I am tired of the snow and the cold. I dream of warm, sandy places, but what can I say? I love New York and will never, ever move away! Good luck, though, whatever you decide. I enjoyed your poem.
Leaving (Poetry) - 12/15/2007 8:13:43 PM
This decision is tough I know,
To go away, away from the cold,
But this you must remember,
As you go down south to friends and family members.
Remember you have friends right here in Missouri,
And if you leave you will only make them worry.
I understand the leaving thing,
Something stirs inside you and you heart begins to ring.
Driving you toward your home of birth,
Where your past holds you tight in its girth,
Please don’t forget what you have right here,
We are your family and we’re everywhere.
Ok, so it is't the best poetry... If you go who will Kicker kick?
Leaving (Poetry) - 12/15/2007 7:28:36 PM
Your poem wraps the reader up in your plans your fears your concerns. It certainly achieved its purpose - it kept my attention!
Nightscares (Poetry) - 11/11/2007 6:11:21 PM
omigosh, what a relief when I got to those words: "I awaken in fear."
Excellent! The suspense builds with every line, and the cat hiding under the bed adds so much to the increasing fear. This is great!
Brandy (Poetry) - 11/11/2007 6:07:01 PM
Loving compassion from mother to daughter. One of the hardest things in life is seeing our children hurting, physically or emotionally. Best wishes for your daughter as she navigates this bend in the road. I'll pray for her while this is fresh on my mind.
Today (Poetry) - 11/9/2007 10:50:52 AM
What a wonderful stroll I've taken with you, Sandy! It's a very special poem. I love your details such as the spider "scurrying and jumping over gravel and dirt" and the butterflies floating "low on the lawn." Also, I share your view of Fall and approaching winter; I don't like being cold!
One more thing--I like your calm sense of humor in your bio.
Today (Poetry) - 10/30/2007 12:08:53 PM
Taking in the beauty of nature is always wonderful, enjoyed...
Today (Poetry) - 10/28/2007 2:54:03 PM
Nice, very nice discriptive, Sandy. I felt as though I was walking with you. These days are becoming rare. Sounds like you made the most of it.
Wayne (Poetry) - 10/8/2007 11:59:15 PM
Well expressed piece of one so loved and cherished through the years, yet still lost to his family and friends. So sorry for your loss....
Wayne (Poetry) - 10/8/2007 8:23:58 PM
Great offering of expression
Wayne (Poetry) - 10/8/2007 7:01:05 PM
I'm sorry for your loss, Sandy; effectively penned memoir. Well done.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Wayne (Poetry) - 10/8/2007 4:57:45 PM
Beautiful work, Sandy. Very sad, and yet, a note of hope. Nice use of rhyme.
Wayne (Poetry) - 10/8/2007 4:23:35 PM
Ok, you've doe it...where's the Kleenex.
Sandy, you brought home a very precious occasion seldom captured to perfection. You’ve done it. Great write, great rhyme, great emotions…WOW…BRAVO! Next time, hyperlink a coupon for Kleenex, because all that read this is going to need them. Great Job!
Wayne (Poetry) - 10/8/2007 4:07:26 PM
Sandy, this brought tears to my eyes, you've captured such a nice tribute to your friend...your poem brought many vivid images to light and the rhyme and rhythm was fantastic. Thanks for sharing such a heart rendering writing...it's a definite winner.
Brandy (Poetry) - 10/2/2007 10:07:48 AM
Sandy, oh, how touching! Life can bring hardships and I'm sure this one burnt your daughter's soul. Six years is a long time and then to lose out after all. You've accomplished a great write by bringing it to life through this poem. Most times though, those who love to party find it hard to give it up and they enjoy the attention they are getting from it. I'm sure your daughter will find new love and move on with her life.
Brandy (Poetry) - 10/2/2007 4:00:02 AM
Sandy, Karen is right. this is a excellant write for a topic that is deep with emotion. I bet this was hard to write...Nice job displaying a brief history while allowing your feelings to shine fourth.
Brandy (Poetry) - 10/2/2007 12:22:20 AM
A wonderful write on such a sensitive subject that seems to replay itself over and over. Very sensitively written...
Nightscares (Poetry) - 9/15/2007 5:13:18 PM
Great poem, Sandy. I live out in the country too, and I know how cruel the imagination can be in the wee hours.
Tranquility (Poetry) - 9/6/2007 4:52:02 AM
What a great piece! Poetry at it's best. Real and alive. Now that's writing!
Cornfield (Poetry) - 9/6/2007 4:49:47 AM
Wow! You have a flair for the eerie pen! A book of fright may be in the near future?? You should pursue it! Loved this.
Nightscares (Poetry) - 8/28/2007 5:16:19 PM
I like the cat hiding under the bed.. I would be under there with her!
Nightscares (Poetry) - 8/25/2007 6:05:23 AM
Wow! You scared me and it's 8:21 in the morning! See? I keep telling my family there is no way I'm camping out in the wilderness, not gonna happen without a swat team hiding under the bed! Loved this!
Nightscares (Poetry) - 8/24/2007 11:44:30 PM
Love the sense of suspense you have created in this midsummer nights dream.
Nightscares (Poetry) - 8/24/2007 9:19:22 PM
Very, Very well penned, Sandy, I like this a lot! I like the prose and the use of the cat…nice work!
Tranquility (Poetry) - 8/24/2007 7:56:50 PM
Why not, dear child, I can do what I please
And right now that’s a bowl of ice cream!
This feels so real, Sandy. Gotta love the attitude at the close of the poem. Thank you. Love and best wishes,
Nightscares (Poetry) - 8/24/2007 7:42:11 PM
Chilling write. Sometimes the imagination can get the better of us. Thanks for sharing. Be well, Sandy. Love and peace to you,
Back When He Loved Her (Poetry) - 8/23/2007 6:38:43 PM
Thank you for sharing this tale. It is sad but it is a common theme in this life on this world, Sandy. Love and peace to you,
Cornfield (Poetry) - 8/23/2007 6:36:49 PM
Chilling. Reminds me of "Children of the Corn" by Stephen King. Thanks for sharing. Welcome to AD. Love and peace to you,
Cornfield (Poetry) - 8/20/2007 12:08:34 AM
Maybe it is inside within that place where the primitive resides, beyond the doorway of comprehension. Enjoyed
Cornfield (Poetry) - 8/19/2007 6:10:35 PM
This was delightful! An excellent display of expression
Cornfield (Poetry) - 8/19/2007 3:57:41 PM
Excellant write, Sandy. You got me checking my locks. I liked the cornfield setting. It adds an air of mystery especially when it is "your" back yard, the wind, the rustle of the stalks...brrrrr....
Back When He Loved Her (Poetry) - 8/15/2007 7:08:26 PM
Fantastic portrait…very well penned, that’s a poem! Sandy, you did a great job of bringing your feelings to life. You expressed your loneliness and longing for what use to be to light. I felt it all…wonderful.
Tranquility (Poetry) - 8/15/2007 7:04:12 PM
Wow...very nice. Great job with smooth transition. Sounds like you have a home here on AD, Welcome!