Recent Reviews for Mary E Lacey, Desertrat
A Very Special Feline (Short Story) - 7/4/2012 11:19:30 AM|
WHAT A UNIQUE WORK THAT EXPLAINS HOW PREJUDICES ARE SPAWNED AND HOW THE ONE WE THINK MOST UNLIKELY...CAN BE SO FULL OF WISDOM AND BECOME A PEACEMAKER. WELL DONE, LACEY AND VERY MUCH ENJOYED. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH. HAPPY 4TH!
A Very Special Feline (Short Story) - 6/27/2012 7:07:47 PM
Adorable story; well done, Mary! Loved it!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Alzheimer's and the Last Song (Short Story) - 12/4/2011 11:09:45 AM
It was so fortunate that you could be there at the time she passed. And that she was so coherent in her final words. You described demetia perfectly with your conversation.
My grandmother declined from 85 to 90 when she passed. I visited her three or four times. The first time, she told me not to tell anyone and jumped up on a small stool to show me something from the shelf in the top of her closet. She had it replaced hip and wasn't supposed to be doing gymnastics.
The last time I saw her she just stared with a strange smile on her face and ate whatever they put in her mouth like it was her last meal. My uncle, who watched over her daily, said that she seemed to be staying alive for some reason. At her funeral my father and another uncle buried the hatchet after not speaking to each other for several years.
I was not there for my father's death, four months after heart surgery and battling pneumonia twice, losing the second time, because I was 1300 miles away. Although he couldn't speak many times because of tubes in his throat, he was coherent to the end. Recently, my mother, eighty-six, had a mini stroke that has given her aphasia. She just wrote that her last e-mail took her three and half hours to compose, but she is a fighter and hopes to regain all of her speaking and writing ability. Her mind remain sharp, but she is so hard of hearing I hope she can get some technology or an implant to help her communicate.
The Lost Letter (Conclusion) (Short Story) - 11/27/2011 7:30:02 AM
Mary, you have the makings of a professional story teller...will try publishing?... I bid you love, joy and peace my dear friend...Jon Michael
The Lost Letter (Part II) (Short Story) - 11/27/2011 7:27:42 AM
Mary, life is full of surprises, twists and turns often difficult to negotiate...especially romantic relationships.. I did not know you were a story teller as well as a poet.. I bid you joy, love and peace my dear friend..Jon Michael
Becoming a Stepmother (Short Story) - 11/19/2011 9:47:07 PM
- so sweet and as a step-mother myself to a once upon a time, teen, i totally sympathize-life is tough and often without answers... and then...comes the stepmother, and often...is the answer!
Mr. Fix IT (Revised) (Short Story) - 11/19/2011 9:40:23 PM
waaaaay too funny. murder or divorce? how many times have i mumbled that question in my 24 years of marriage...more then i wan to admit. funny story...hope it wasn't all true!
The Lost Letter (Revised) Part I (Short Story) - 10/23/2011 5:29:30 PM
Mary, time canbe a provider of gifts not to be imagined possible -- your story reflects the joy that can be bestowed upon recipients of its sometimes convoluted presents -- I bid you love and peace my dear friend -- Jon Michael
The Lost Letter (Conclusion) (Short Story) - 10/23/2011 1:29:59 PM
As the world turns... a nice, if not so nice, ending. With a bit more editing, your story could be published in any number of magazines.
The Lost Letter (Part II) (Short Story) - 10/23/2011 1:19:17 PM
Once again, true to life. People change. I'm surprised he didn't offer her a drink. He's a Vietnam vet and businessman--they drink.
This one could use a little editing: "in the area" could be better described as the neighborhood.
The Lost Letter (Revised) Part I (Short Story) - 10/23/2011 1:08:20 PM
A common misunderstanding, especially during war time. I'm not much for romance novels, but you have the beginning of one here.
Very well written. I would only change "slightly agape" to something else, jaw dropping?
The Lost Letter (Revised) Part I (Short Story) - 10/15/2011 10:51:05 AM
Some relationships are simple meant to be and neither time nor anything else can do anything about that it seems to me. Thank you, Mary. Love and best wishes,
The Lost Letter (Conclusion) (Short Story) - 10/10/2011 11:10:45 AM
DOING THE RIGHT THING, THOUGH IT IS NOT ALWAYS EASY, WILL EVENTUALLY TURN OUT FOR THE BEST. KAREN HAS TO LIVE WITH THE WRONG SHE DID FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE AND EVEN IF SHE AND GARY EVERY GET TOGETHER AGAIN, SHE WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO FORGET THAT HE REALLY LOVED SOMEONE ELSE. WELL DONE, MARY, AND ENJOYED. THANKS FOR SHARING.
LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
The Lost Letter (Part II) (Short Story) - 10/10/2011 10:55:01 AM
I AM GOING ON TO THE CONLCUSION...RIGHT NOW! NEED I SAY MORE? THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
The Lost Letter (Revised) Part I (Short Story) - 10/10/2011 10:53:21 AM
I'M GOING ON TO THE PART II...RIGHT NOW! NEED I SAY MORE? THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
The Lost Letter (Conclusion) (Short Story) - 10/9/2011 4:03:55 PM
Life offers enough twists and turns to make one think their at an amusement park...without the amusing part, h-m-m-m. you can read you enjoyment in writing!
The Lost Letter (Conclusion) (Short Story) - 10/9/2011 3:29:53 PM
What an interesting twist ..... I think you could enlarge on that .... to make you really dislike Michelle .... feel sorry for Gary ... and then feel sorry for everyone. I think I would not make it a make or brake based on his occupation. Just that growing up you realize you have to compromise .... not make him an evil dude because he works for the developer. I would still keep the fact that Gary doesn't know about the baby .... that is not for Karen to tell .... but it certainly would effect how she feels about Gary and Michelle. Guess I could go on .... I really think you have the makings for a really good story ... you know what my motto is ... write and rewrite and rewrite until you want to scream ... but you'll have the best story ever. Hope you don't mind my constructive comments ...at least I think they're constructive ... that's my intent. Guess I should take some of my own advice and starting writing too.
The Lost Letter (Part II) (Short Story) - 10/9/2011 3:20:48 PM
Interesting twist ... you still have me reading and wondering...
good story teller.
The Lost Letter (Revised) Part I (Short Story) - 10/9/2011 3:17:20 PM
I like your story ... you keep it moving very well -- I'll have to re-read it to give you a better feel for it so I can make more helpful comments. Anxious to read more....
The Lost Letter (Conclusion) (Short Story) - 10/9/2011 1:03:33 PM
Great story, Mary; well penned!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :)
Death of Innocence (Short Story) - 10/8/2011 9:50:53 AM
when parents ignore their responsibility to their children, their children ignore the rules of Family. sad truth your story and the Valium was a good touch!
The Reunion (Revised again) (Short Story) - 9/20/2011 8:59:59 AM
Interesting but sad story. I'm glad you shared it. I doubt that any of us are the same person we were 25 years ago. I try very hard not to 'judge' as I haven't walked in that persons shoes these past 25 years. Forgive and forget truly is good advice.
The Reunion (Revised again) (Short Story) - 9/17/2011 8:34:36 AM
Interesting story, Mary -- not sure it would encourage me to attend a reunion. But I like your comment -- the children of yesterday are the adults of today. We were children -- not much of an excuse for how some behaved. But hopefully we have improved with age -- there will always be someone out there who will act as if "they have it all" .... just remember most of the time they don't .... Be yourself -- appreciate all that you really have ... and don't envy others -- no one has it all... there are dark clouds in every life ... it's our friends who help bring in the sunshine. Susan
The Reunion (Revised again) (Short Story) - 9/17/2011 6:00:17 AM
The only reunion I ever attended was a family reunion and it was fantastic. Great write Mary.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
The Reunion (Revised again) (Short Story) - 9/17/2011 5:46:42 AM
Well, i pause for thought...as i am packing for my first reunion...35th and just a bit nervous...but now...not so much. but i do hope i enjoy it. never had alot of friends, but no reason i shouldn't have- now. wish me luck-
Religion in 2012 Election (Article) - 10/23/2011 12:52:24 PM
A good article, well-balanced and thoughtful. In college, I became president of an ecumenical group that brought together various religious factions in a united front for civiil rights and the anti-war movement.
I was also exposed to Sartre and Camus in the existential movement. I became atheist and haven't looked back. All this religious posturing is akin to "how many fairies dance on the head of a pin" discussions of the Middle Ages.
Our forefathers separated church from state. We should too.
Religion in 2012 Election (Article) - 9/26/2011 8:10:12 PM
This is very interesting. But according to the Word of God, 2 Peter 3: 10-13, what is conveyed about this "Evangelism with Dominionism" is apparently part of the apostasy so prevalent in the world today. The world doesn't get better. This is a reason Christ will completely destroy it ... and everything around it.
"..the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat, both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up."(3:10)
This earth and every material thing in existence at that time will be disintegrated. So, if there's anything which is going to be "established" on earth, it's not going to last. God says so.
Politics is a "religion." This being the case, the 2012 Elections are only business as usual.
Religion in 2012 Election (Article) - 9/24/2011 12:42:04 PM
"They" have been slowly but surely attacking religion in earnest for at least thirty years, probably longer. It is getting to the point that people are arrested if they put religious signs or crosses, even the manger where Jesus was born on Christmas. I first noticed this hostility concerning religion when we began saying Xmas, instead of using Christ's name. Look, I am a non-believer. I don't buy into the story of the Bible, but I respect it, and I respect those that do believe. To say that we are a secular nation is probably about sixty percent true, just guessing. You gave a very detailed and deep article and I cannot refute anything you have said. I believe we need Christianity to keep some kind of moralistic base. Some one said once, "If there wasn't a God, we would have to invent Him.
Arizona Literacy (Article) - 5/2/2011 11:16:04 AM
Thank you for sharing this apt, timely, and informative article, Mary. Love and best wishes,
Hard Decision (Poetry) - 6/12/2013 2:03:36 AM
Will pray that you receive the right answer to this heartbreaking dilemma.
Hard Decision (Poetry) - 6/11/2013 11:38:03 PM
In a situation like that, I would let go and let God. It has to be so very hard on you, Mary. My prayers are with you, my friend. God bless.
Hard Decision (Poetry) - 6/11/2013 4:59:19 PM
i pray you find the answer that is most right for you
Hard Decision (Poetry) - 6/11/2013 3:40:48 PM
Such a dilemma, Mary. I wish I knew the answer/s. I send you prayers, love, and my best wishes,
Hard Decision (Poetry) - 6/11/2013 2:36:07 PM
So sorry to hear about Vince .... what a decision to make. Isn't there another option for your son ... stupid stupid question .. you wouldn't be writing this poem if you thought there were. Maybe sit down with your son ... let him read your poem ... let him know you care abouot him too. Maybe he doesn't know how much stress and the effect of that stress he is making on Vince. You say he helps Vince ... maybe he doesn't realize that you both need more help. Maybe he could change and add more to the household than he is taking out. My prayers are with all of you. Tell him that others are praying from him too. Susan
A Badge of Honor (Poetry) - 5/30/2013 7:22:41 PM
I have more than a few gray hairs--tho being referred to as Santa Claus seems a bit much-LOL-loved your poem
Tulips in the Desert??? (Poetry) - 3/29/2013 10:02:47 AM
A tulip grows and blossoms from the reserve in its bulb, triggered when the ground temperature is warm enough and there's enough moisture to germinate the bulb. after the glorious blossoming which last only a very short time, the plant needs good soil and moisture to continue to grow through the summer and produce more bulbs for the next cycle. Most of us in climates that don't support tulips can plant bulbs every year and have blooms. To be perennial, tulips must support the next generation for the following spring.
Tulips in the Desert??? (Poetry) - 3/29/2013 3:04:51 AM
cool, you never know until you try
Tulips in the Desert??? (Poetry) - 3/29/2013 2:50:22 AM
A lovely experiment indeed, Mary.
But don't feel bad; the lovely tulip doesn't last nearly long enough, no matter where it is planted.
Tulips in the Desert??? (Poetry) - 3/28/2013 3:51:50 PM
A simple blessing from God that you'll never forget.
Great write, my friend. God bless.
A Paperless Office (Poetry) - 11/22/2012 8:57:46 AM
That's why I have backups. And I religiously backup all my files. I went paperless about 1993 and rarely print anything. There are services now on the Internet that will backup your computer every day so you'll never have to worry about losing anything. Why is it important to go paperless?
At last count I have over thirty thousand documents on my computers, backup files, and on the Internet (most Internet servers are backed up multiple times). If I were to have all those in print in the house, it would entirely fill the house. Back in 1992, I went through my papers from my work at four universities. These papers filled a room. I threw out over 1000 pounds of paper and may have thrown out something of value, I don't know.
A Paperless Office (Poetry) - 11/21/2012 2:29:41 PM
If the government wants us to stop using paper, then what will we use in the bathroom...? ;-) e
A Paperless Office (Poetry) - 11/21/2012 2:02:44 PM
all hands up for retiring, yippee
A Paperless Office (Poetry) - 11/21/2012 1:08:25 PM
Ideally, it would be wonderful to be paperless, but it has to be set up properly with "live time" back-up happening. I empathize, Mary. Thanks for sharing. Love and best wishes,
Life Begins at 55 (Poetry) - 10/31/2012 8:27:49 AM
A FINE SEND OFF FOR ONE WHO SEEMS TO BE A GOOD PERSON, WHOM YOU LEARNED OVER THE YEARS TO CALL 'FRIEND'. ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART GROW FONDER...SO THEY SAY(SMILE). THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Bookmark (Poetry) - 10/24/2012 12:54:16 PM
I can relate, Mary. I keep a digital recorder under my pillow because my inspiration often comes in the middle of the night and if I did not record my thoughts, they'd be long gone come morning light. Love and best wishes,
July 4th Harvest Moon (Poetry) - 10/16/2012 9:48:09 AM
WHEN WE CATCH THE GIFT OF SEEING A FULL MOON ON A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT...IT SEEMS LIKE IT JUST FOR US. IT FILLS THE HEART AND SOUL WITH HOPE AND LETS YOU KNOW, WITHOUT A DOUBT...THERE IS A GOD!!!
GREAT WORK AND THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Life Begins at 55 (Poetry) - 10/8/2012 10:57:34 PM
A nice rememberance of yOUr car pool friend...M
July 4th Harvest Moon (Poetry) - 10/8/2012 10:55:48 PM
I love the harvest moon . It brings bcak memories of Vermont. I hope you had a nice 4th of July...M
The Day My Father Died (Poetry) - 8/29/2012 4:29:32 PM
Beautiful verses that bring back memories for me. My Mom died of a hit run driver when she was 39 yrs old. She left 8 kids behind. Daddy died at 63 yrs old. He never remarried. Yes Mary, some live on and on.
Not Enough Blueberries (Poetry) - 8/4/2012 3:52:21 AM
I'll have a fresh baked blueberry pie from fresh berries that stained
your tongue...Great write.
July 4th Harvest Moon (Poetry) - 7/22/2012 6:33:39 PM
Mary, no more breath taking sites in the night sky than the magnificence of a harvest moon. Fire works! A minuscule event
compared to nature's encore events. I wish you peace and love my friend. Jon Michael
Those were the days (Poetry) - 7/16/2012 3:55:21 PM
Love how you brought this full cycle, and for those of us who can still remember when we didn't have to lock the doors at night I am sure it will reawaken a lot of happy memories.fee
Not Enough Blueberries (Poetry) - 7/12/2012 4:02:22 PM
Ahhh Blueberries ...you just reminded me of picking some very tasty and wild blueberries on our fishing trips ... and in the woods ..they seemed to taste much much better than the store bought ones .. ..what memories.. Thanks so much.
Power of Send (Poetry) - 7/7/2012 12:34:55 PM
You sail with your word's verse radiating the aura of love
July 4th Harvest Moon (Poetry) - 7/6/2012 11:50:40 AM
Beautiful observation ... was watching this moon over the past few days .... it was nature's gift to us this 4th of July. Thanks for pointing it out, Mary.
July 4th Harvest Moon (Poetry) - 7/6/2012 11:19:55 AM
Very perceptive. There have been quite a few astronomical wonders lately. I haven't caught any, but, thanks to the Internet I can find them and rerun the videos to my hearts content
July 4th Harvest Moon (Poetry) - 7/6/2012 8:42:46 AM
I saw it before the start of the finale; two shows in one! It was beautiful!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
July 4th Harvest Moon (Poetry) - 7/5/2012 9:41:24 PM
Sometimes we do fail to truly see the important things. Thank you, Mary. Love and best wishes,
July 4th Harvest Moon (Poetry) - 7/5/2012 3:28:16 PM
That is all too often true, some of God's greatest gifts of nature are upstaged by man made gimics or tricks.
Life Begins at 55 (Poetry) - 6/24/2012 6:51:37 PM
Mary, you are a friend to be desired as well as admired - how perfectly wonderful of you to wish your friend the best in his new life of retirement or whatever - friendships should not end with parting from the daily contact at our place of employment - I wish you love and peace my dear friend - Jon Michael
Life Begins at 55 (Poetry) - 6/19/2012 10:09:55 AM
These verses and the thoughts that they share are a lovely gift for your friend, Mary. Thank you for sharing. Love and best wishes,
Life Begins at 55 (Poetry) - 6/19/2012 7:04:40 AM
So thoughtful of you! We often forget that when we leave people at work, sometimes they miss us a great deal. You have cemented a friendship that will continue for the rest of your life.
Life Begins at 55 (Poetry) - 6/19/2012 2:48:31 AM
The place we are employed and the people we work with do become like a second home and family to us over time. I remember when I realized that I would not be going back to my office again as an employee what a sense of loss I felt...
Life Begins at 55 (Poetry) - 6/18/2012 3:41:31 PM
As usual, I like your poems and thoughts. I'm sure that "hit in the head" was more playful than hurtful .... hope you are able to maintain that friendship in the future. Retiring is a bitter sweet event ... you know you'll miss the friends you have had for years .... yet you know there are bright adventures waiting to be enjoyed.
Life Begins at 55 (Poetry) - 6/18/2012 3:27:13 PM
Mary! So violent! I never would have thought it. Hah! I'm sure John was happy you thought enough of him to send him off in this manner.
Bitter Sweet Father's Day (Repost) (Poetry) - 6/11/2012 6:56:25 AM
Mary, this is a beautiful poem to your Father. It says everything that needs to be said and with such love. He must have been a very special man and I'm sure that you miss him very much. I'm so blessed that I still have my Dad, who's 91 and I am going home for Father's Day. Thank you for posting this wonderful tribute to your Dad.
Wall Decorations (Poetry) - 6/9/2012 4:01:06 PM
Ya know, they say when looking for love, stop looking and he/she will appear. It sounds like that is what you are doing with your poetry in a way. Writing to please yourself again/now and in doing so placing faith in the future of your semipro self. I applaud. Be well, Kathy
The Mirror (Poetry) - 5/5/2012 3:00:53 PM
You can tackle painful universal issues that plague us all, yet you do it with a delightful sense of humor. Well done!
Wall Decorations (Poetry) - 5/5/2012 12:52:34 PM
that's exciting and brave of you that you are sending out in this day and age. I wish you success. I just wonder where I would send "out" to. You are much better poet than a few years ago. Go!
Strange Mother's Days (Poetry) - 5/5/2012 12:45:26 PM
I'm sorry your mother died on Mother's Day and that your kids are a little reckless (but lucky!) My mom died near Mothers Day but not on it, so I don't really celebrate it anymmore. But I see you are great one, funny, loving and thoughtful and I hope your young adults do just fine!
PS: i see you are sending posts to my FaceBook email. How does that work (I don't mind, I like that better than coming here and tracking) Just wondering how I can send my posts to my FB friends. I'm only writing 1 or 2 poems a year now, but there big'uns!
A Candle on the Cake (Poetry) - 5/3/2012 10:39:18 AM
It just doesn't get any better than this, Mary. It does my heart good to see this kind of compatible commitment in this day and age of throwaway everything.
The Mirror (Poetry) - 4/29/2012 7:55:31 PM
Dear Mary, wonderfully tall to carry it all!
~~ Thankfully it's said that the 'you' who looks in the mirror is not the 'True You'....
Love and Smiles, Suzie xox :-)
Wall Decorations (Poetry) - 4/29/2012 1:27:01 PM
the pen is a fascinating instrument capable of stirring men's souls or inciting riots - it is a very difficult tool to make a living with - I wish you the very best in your endeavor - it is not for those without great tenacity and a thick skin - so learn to be tough and patient - I wish you love and peace my dear friend - Jon Michael
Wall Decorations (Poetry) - 4/26/2012 8:26:19 AM
The starving writer is probably ten times more common than the starving artist. At least an artist can hawk wares at street fairs. There are those who make a living with writing, but they tend to be writing for magazines or newspapers (quickly going out of business). That's the way Samuel Clemens made a living before finally writing Huckleberry Finn.
Sounds like you've got the right attitude with this poem of the problem.
Wall Decorations (Poetry) - 4/25/2012 11:23:22 PM
Very good, Mary !
Wall Decorations (Poetry) - 4/25/2012 4:31:40 PM
Best wishes Mary for your writing endeavors.
To hold your first book signing will be excellent. Hugs
Lady Mary Ann
Wall Decorations (Poetry) - 4/25/2012 3:30:44 PM
I sure can relate to this meaningful poem ,as I to got many letters turning my work down and I held onto my dream and goal to publish my books and I to went with self publishing keep on writing my friend and hold onto your dreams !!! Laura
Wall Decorations (Poetry) - 4/25/2012 2:41:55 PM
I gave up and went the self-publish way. I don't regret it. I have thirteen books over the last twenty years published. I don't regret it, at least I can hold my published book in my hand.
A Rising Star (Poetry) - 4/25/2012 2:14:07 PM
This is an Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh poem. What a lovely memory. Very nice done.
Angel on a Tortoise (Poetry) - 4/25/2012 2:12:18 PM
What a lovely poem. It is amazing how animals become attracted to other animals and unlike humans, they dont have to be the same.
Wall Decorations (Poetry) - 4/25/2012 2:10:22 PM
Mary your work is lovely and I know one day your dreams will come true.
Funeral of a Muse (Poetry) - 4/25/2012 6:27:03 AM
A time to write
A time for quiet
Not of a quietus
Only of a hiatus
I stumbled across your poetry while looking for a secretary's day poem to share with the secretaries at work. Poetry is your gift, I believe one of many. I am a fan. I discovered you and Author's Den. Thank you.
The Mirror (Poetry) - 4/24/2012 1:29:55 PM
Don't do this to me, hahahaha,
I tried to keep this to myself.
Secretary's Day (revised) (Poetry) - 4/17/2012 4:44:18 AM
There is satisfaction in being "the one" everyone turns to and counts on, even if it is overwhelming sometimes. Happy Administrative Professional's Day!) ~Elizabeth
Steven's Song (Poetry) - 3/26/2012 11:01:02 AM
It is so sad when we lose someone we loved but memories are still there for us to bring up and remember them by
No Sunrise (Poetry) - 2/28/2012 1:57:32 PM
Your compassion shines through your verses here, Mary. Thank you. Love and best wishes,
Steven's Song (Poetry) - 1/28/2012 10:59:50 AM
Yes, much too young. And you shared much more than just being classmates. Coincidentally, I just received a note from my secret high school sweetheart, who, unfortunately was the sweetheart of our class with a great resemblance to Shirley Temple. After romances with the best guys in both high schools, she married well, had two daughters and still retains that ageless beauty of a real sweetheart. She's signed the note, “Love,” and meant it.
Hear the Choir (Poetry) - 1/28/2012 10:45:57 AM
A most apt and timely message, Mary; and the theme is relevant at all times. Love and best wishes to you,
Steven's Song (Poetry) - 1/20/2012 7:33:01 AM
It is always hard to face the loss of our peers. It's like looking at ourselves lying there but still and silent.
Steven's Song (Poetry) - 1/15/2012 7:11:51 PM
grief one of those life experiences most would rather avoid, you've handled it nicely here, and I could completely relate to your high school days :)
Steven's Song (Poetry) - 1/14/2012 11:04:04 AM
A fine and heartfelt tribute, Mary. Thank you for sharing it. Love and best wishes,
Steven's Song (Poetry) - 1/2/2012 10:28:28 AM
So sad. . .but you have managed to turn the experience into a source of
inspiration! Other side of grief is the joy of remembering, isn't it.
Wonderful tribute, Mary!
K U D O S !!!
xOx Phyllis xOx
PS: HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!
Steven's Song (Poetry) - 1/1/2012 8:54:46 PM
MARY ... A FINE TRIBUTE !
I LOST A LIFELONG BUDDY LAST JANUARY ...
WALLY & STEVEN MAY BE NEW FRIENDS NOW ?
ONLY HEAVEN KNOWS!
Steven's Song (Poetry) - 12/31/2011 9:01:02 AM
Am so sorry for your loss Mary. The title of your poem caught my eye and knew it would make me cry as i lost the man i loved last year (just realised that that is probably the last time i will be able to say that) who was also called steven (although h eliked to be known as Steve) This is a very touching tribute to your friend. God bless. Baz
Don't Make me Remember (Poetry) - 12/31/2011 8:55:34 AM
Well done for writing with such care and insight on this subject, a fantastic poem. God bless. Baz
Steven's Song (Poetry) - 12/31/2011 4:50:51 AM
So very sorry for your loss, Mary.
Steven's Song (Poetry) - 12/30/2011 2:02:03 PM
Wonderful words in memory for your friend Steven "Bilco"
Lady Mary Ann
Hear the Choir (Poetry) - 12/30/2011 1:28:09 PM
Just beautiful .... something to ponder seriusly when life gets us down.
Steven's Song (Poetry) - 12/30/2011 1:25:42 PM
Sorry to hear about the passing of your friend Steve - Bilko. As I'm still e-hunting for former classmates, I do keep coming up with names where I think they have passed ... so sad ... makes you feel so young and yet so old at the same time. Too soon to die -- that is for sure.
Steven's Song (Poetry) - 12/30/2011 12:36:19 PM
Sad, with happiness laced throughout the poem. That is the way it should be. If it is possible in the beyond death, Bilco is smiling . . .
Funeral of a Muse (Poetry) - 12/26/2011 5:23:54 PM
Thank you for sharing, Mary. Hopefully, your muse has returned. Love and best wishes,
Hear the Choir (Poetry) - 12/21/2011 9:47:50 PM
I LOVE THIS, MARY! NO MATTER HOW 'LEAN' THE ECONOMY GETS...JESUS CHRIST AND HIS LOVE REMAINS THE SAME! THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Funeral of a Muse (Poetry) - 12/21/2011 9:44:34 PM
NOT 'DEAD', MARY, JUST TAKING A LITTLE 'SIESTA' BUT STILL GIVING YOU LITTLE SPURTS AS EVIDENCED IN THIS PIECE. FOR EVEN WHEN A POET THINKS THEY ARE SAYING NOTHING...IT IS SOMETHING. I CAN ASSURE YOU, IT WILL RETURN WHEN ITS READY, IN THE FASHION THAT YOU'VE BECOME ACCUSTOMED TO. MEANWHILE... I THINK ONE OF THE HARDEST THINGS TO DO IS TO 'WAIT' BUT IT WILL BE MORE THAN WORTH IT. I ENJOYED THIS. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Funeral of a Muse (Poetry) - 12/19/2011 3:45:25 PM
muses don't die Mary, they just go on a brief hiatus... watch and see, as your muse returns to see those locked up words and phrases free!
Hear the Choir (Poetry) - 12/19/2011 3:20:31 PM
Listen to the choir, let their songs ring out the joy
He's always here..beautifully penned ~ Mary ~
Blessings ~ Lady Mary Ann
Funeral of a Muse (Poetry) - 12/19/2011 3:18:54 AM
Well written, Mary.
I'm sure inspiration will return.
Funeral of a Muse (Poetry) - 12/17/2011 9:53:33 PM
R.I.P. Requiescant in Pace ...
Bemused by your Muse?
Of She, do you Accuse?
Is She in Seclusion?
Or is it just an Illusion?
Be Patient, then expect Fusion!
Merry Christmas - Tom...
Funeral of a Muse (Poetry) - 12/17/2011 4:51:38 PM
I like your take on "writer's block" - very ingenious ..... guess you have to start sleeping with pen and paper at your side so you can write down your thoughts before they disappear "from mental view". I have thoughts that come into my head ... I figure I'll write them down later .... but later I can't seem to put those words together. Guess I should take my own advice. Susan
Funeral of a Muse (Poetry) - 12/17/2011 4:50:56 PM
how could you say your not a poet? this looks very much like a poem to me, and a very good one indeed. i love the way it talks to me...and the way it says...good-bye....very well done poetess.
Hear the Choir (Poetry) - 12/16/2011 4:14:06 AM
Let’s not let the cash register dampen our spirits.
Wise Words, Indeed.
Hear the Choir (Poetry) - 12/15/2011 6:24:03 PM
Exquisite spirit, faith and vision!
Hear the Choir (Poetry) - 12/15/2011 11:27:34 AM
As one who loves to sing (and sings every year in the choir for the Christmas Cantata), I DEARLY adore this one! Beautiful write of praising the REAL Reason for the Season: the birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ! Well done, Mary!
And Merry CHRISTmas to you and yours!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. ;D
A Burrito Friendship (Poetry) - 11/19/2011 9:43:14 PM
Oh heck yeah! I make them in huge batches for the freezer so my daily routine is eased. I also add sausage and cilantro, always share. Patrick
A Burrito Friendship (Poetry) - 11/16/2011 6:12:37 PM
This was a treat to read and your Burrito Friends sure get treated well.
FIFTY (Poetry) - 10/21/2011 11:25:04 AM
Time is like a ball rolling down a slope, it rolls increasingly faster the further it travels. Welcome to the 50's!
Don't Make me Remember (Poetry) - 10/18/2011 12:14:22 PM
very well written. This is a very real problem when soldiers come home and cant cope. Thanks for opening peoples eyes to the problem
No Sunrise (Poetry) - 10/18/2011 12:12:34 PM
That was so sad. very touching work
FIFTY (Poetry) - 10/18/2011 12:11:19 PM
Smiles!!!! nicely done Mary
Desert Tortoise's Day (REVISED) (Poetry) - 10/18/2011 12:10:15 PM
excellent work Mary
Feline Computer Tech (Poetry) - 10/18/2011 12:09:29 PM
Hahahaha roflol oh they can mess up the computers so fast these lovely cats.
FIFTY (Poetry) - 10/9/2011 4:05:21 PM
Fifty! Just a mere child. Wait until you reach my age! Keep your spirits high Mary you are still young my dear friend -- I bid you love and peace. Jon Michael
Feline Computer Tech (Poetry) - 10/6/2011 7:49:25 PM
Mary, this surely the cat's meow!Set your cat up for repair service. You could it, "I.T. by C.A.T."! I bid love and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael
Feline Computer Tech (Poetry) - 10/3/2011 3:58:59 AM
I'd say that is some smart cat you have there Mary. Great write.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
Feline Computer Tech (Poetry) - 10/2/2011 2:43:49 PM
That's the cutest thing I've read in a long time! Funny how things have a way of working out. Susan
Feline Computer Tech (Poetry) - 10/2/2011 1:42:33 PM
MARY ... CUTE KITTY !
Feline Computer Tech (Poetry) - 10/2/2011 12:37:39 PM
This made me smile and I can really relate to the frustration with the computer in this poem. Really a cute poem and I loved it.
Feline Computer Tech (Poetry) - 10/2/2011 12:12:47 PM
This is just too cute! Those felines are amazing and now they're even computer tech's! Gave me a big smile, Mary! :) ~Elizabeth
Feline Computer Tech (Poetry) - 10/2/2011 11:47:13 AM
Indeed, I savvy!
Feline Computer Tech (Poetry) - 10/2/2011 10:43:17 AM
I had a kitten with me for ONE day and it ripped out keys on my laptop, I still have a hard time typing using it without the keys...guess I am NOT a cat person...want a woof woof...e
Barren Musings (Poetry) - 10/1/2011 1:20:07 PM
EVEN WHEN A POET WRITES ABOUT NOT HAVING ANYTHING TO SAY...THEY SAY MUCH. LIKE YOU JUST DID. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
FIFTY (Poetry) - 10/1/2011 1:18:14 PM
WELL NOW...LET'S SEE...WHAT'S THAT YOU SAY, FIFTY?...HMMMM. BEING THAT, FOR ME, THAT WAS ALMOST SEVENTEEN YEARS AGO...? I AIN'T QUITE SURE HOW IT WAS BACK THEN, BUT ANYWHO...MOVING RIGHT ALONG...(SMILE)
H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y TO YOU AND MANY, MANY MORE!!!
GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS WITH MUCH LOVE AND FAITH...
FIFTY (Poetry) - 9/30/2011 5:28:30 AM
Hopefully wiser! Such a humorous look at being fifty.
Grandma Love (Poetry) - 9/29/2011 4:58:46 AM
Charming picture! I bet she loved, and still loves and treasures, that teddy from Grandma. It's definitely about heart...beautiful! ~Hugs, Elizabeth
Feral Cat Lament (Poetry) - 9/28/2011 4:23:13 PM
love is where you find it even for feral cats Mary -- this is an interesting story and you made it so easy for us to relate to the emotions -- I bid you love and peace my dear friend -- Jon Michael
Don't Make me Remember (Poetry) - 9/26/2011 4:23:07 AM
Mary, this is a compelling story -- grief and suffering lives ended tragically -- the sadness is pervasive -- I bid you love and peace my dear friend -- Jon Michael
FIFTY (Poetry) - 9/24/2011 2:42:30 PM
a pleasure to have read
it gets better
Love & Peace be with you
FIFTY (Poetry) - 9/24/2011 12:00:26 PM
Being a senior is not really so bad .... take into consideration all the discounts that are coming your way... I'm glad to take them all .... after all -- I've earned them the hard way!
P.S. I'll take the discounts .... but leave the wrinkles far behind, I hope.
FIFTY (Poetry) - 9/23/2011 8:52:21 AM
Delightfully true write. I can relate to every word. Time passes so quickly, it good to hang on to our sense of humor!
FIFTY (Poetry) - 9/23/2011 3:49:28 AM
Delightful piece of writing, Mary; well done! I can relate: I turned 52 in June, on the 26th! A major accomplishment, considering that when born I was NOT expected to live AT all (weighed 1 1/2 pounds)! Every day I wake up above ground and breathing is a major blessing from God! :)
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
FIFTY (Poetry) - 9/23/2011 3:36:18 AM
Hah! Love your concluding lines. Love your sense of humor. Fun write, Mary! ~Hugs, Elizabeth
FIFTY (Poetry) - 9/23/2011 12:08:13 AM
When you blow out those candles be-careful how you wish.
I know a man who was 52, he wished for his wife to become thirty years younger. When he woke up, he was 82.
FIFTY (Poetry) - 9/22/2011 2:16:00 PM
Your only as old as you feel, Mary.
GOD BLESS YOU
FIFTY (Poetry) - 9/22/2011 1:59:52 PM
All you can do is take it as it comes. I turned 72 last April.
FIFTY (Poetry) - 9/22/2011 1:29:24 PM
Yes it is true, one of the things we can only escape with death is aging...
FIFTY (Poetry) - 9/22/2011 1:22:43 PM
I love it when they ask me if it is senior citizen...I KNOW they will be there someday too...and so do they...LOL, eD
Don't Make me Remember (Poetry) - 9/21/2011 3:23:44 AM
Look for signs for persons not acting right.
You never know, you may save a life.
Don't Make me Remember (Poetry) - 9/21/2011 2:04:24 AM
A powerful subject, Mary.
Well written poem.
Don't Make me Remember (Poetry) - 9/20/2011 11:42:18 PM
I used to take these courses as well while working for National Defence and yes it is not an easy thing to be called on as a suicide intervention officer but on the other hand...if you break through to just one person in your lifetime, and if each person in these courses happens to aid one person...just think of how many lifes may be saved.
Great outpouring of real emotions Mary.
Don't Make me Remember (Poetry) - 9/20/2011 2:18:18 PM
Another deep, touching write, Lacey. In our own strength we cannot stop memories, good or bad, but we can prayerfully ask the Lord to dull them and to help us get through them when they suddenly come marching in to stir up the pains of the past. Another good idea is to rebuke those accusing thoughts since they are not from God.
Be Blessed; be comforted!
Love and Hugs,
Don't Make me Remember (Poetry) - 9/20/2011 1:12:27 PM
Sucide so I am told by a discharged Marine is in abundance particularly in Iraq. They the military have no social life where even Irag children seek to sneak up and kill you. It is either you die or you kill them. The government does not publisize it however. I think both You and Joe are living saints for what you are doing and have done.
GOD BLESS YOU and JOE.
Don't Make me Remember (Poetry) - 9/20/2011 12:01:25 PM
I fully understand what you are saying Mary and we don't need to remember, it is always there.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
No Sunrise (Poetry) - 9/18/2011 12:59:46 PM
Mary, a touching work-- the loss of an innocent life always grips our hearts with grief -- I bid you love and peace my dear friend -- Jon Michael
Feral Cat Lament (Poetry) - 9/18/2011 7:05:43 AM
MARY ... WELL DONE!
TIME WILL TELL ...
Feral Cat Lament (Poetry) - 9/18/2011 3:21:10 AM
Hopefully in time the cat will warm up to you and your husband. Right now the cat is confused and scared. I've never had a cat, I'm a dog person, but I commend you for taking him in and taking care of him and saving him for almost certain death. God bless you and your husband for your compassion.
Feral Cat Lament (Poetry) - 9/18/2011 3:16:09 AM
I must be extremely fortunate with the ferals I bring home, or perhaps it's our extremely nasty winter weather, but none of them seem to want to return to their lives out on the street. I even lead them to the backdoor periodically and open it to see their reaction, and they peek their heads out, look around, and run back inside as if to say: 'I had to live out there on my own, and I don't want to do it, ever again!'
My latest feral cat story is posted on A.D. now: 'The Furry Little Face In The Loading Dock' and I doubt very much that this cat would want to go back out there, ever again.
And Kudos to you and your hubby for always attempting to help them.
Feral Cat Lament (Poetry) - 9/17/2011 8:25:47 PM
I like the way you presented this from the kitten (cat)'s perspective, Mary. Nicely done. Love and best wishes,
Feral Cat Lament (Poetry) - 9/17/2011 8:22:43 PM
Interesting perspective, Mary; well done! There used to be a little feral kitty that hung around our apartments and eventually it got used to being around people. We would talk to it and feed it and/or give it water; it came to the point to where she learned to trust us and allowed for us to be able to pet her. She would then purr her face off, as we liked to say. We called her "Li'l Screamer!" because when she meowed, it sounded very demanding, insistent. She was absolutely adorable; we loved her! ("Li'l Screamer!" lives in the apartments behind ours; she now has a happy home. We see her in the window from time to time, still meowing her face off! LOL)
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Feral Cat Lament (Poetry) - 9/17/2011 5:06:08 PM
i like how you approach this
and the point of view...the world
a necessary compromise.
Feral Cat Lament (Poetry) - 9/17/2011 3:34:17 PM
Although I am not a "cat"person,I appreciate those who take them in and give them homes and love as they deserve.
Feral Cat Lament (Poetry) - 9/17/2011 11:51:01 AM
Interesting view of what is going on in the mind of a stray -- as he looses his freedom .... and gains safety. An interesting choice humans make in a somewhat different context. We reach for the sky and risk falling to the bottom of the pit .... some of us will never stop reaching .... Better to have tried and failed ... than never to have tried at all. Susan
Feral Cat Lament (Poetry) - 9/17/2011 11:25:24 AM
I really enjoy your writing very much, Mary. The same thing happened to me a young cat not quite a kitten any more came through my opened arcadia door anf fell asleep under my bed. I tried to keep but he wanted to go free outside, eventually he stopped coming around. Cas can be like that. The Feline is very diverse besides curious. Great write as always.
GOD BLESS YOU, and Joe.
Feral Cat Lament (Poetry) - 9/17/2011 9:57:15 AM
Smile! True of cats, true of humans! We don't like confinement, neither do cats. Still, for now it's best for kitty cat to stay put where it's safe until he's gained cat wisdom to outsmart the evils beyond the door.
An entertertaining write, Mary!
Feral Cat Lament (Poetry) - 9/17/2011 9:40:13 AM
Aw, Mary, this really tugs at my heart. Poor little kitty is confused and unhappy, but I believe you and your husband will win him over with your love.
Feral Cat Lament (Poetry) - 9/17/2011 9:30:37 AM
As you said, it'll take a little time, but I have a feeling the "feral" will stay with him for a long time.
No Sunrise (Poetry) - 9/17/2011 12:49:52 AM
I KNOW HOW YOU MUST FEEL, BUT SUNRISE IS IN A BETTER PLACE AND YOU HELPED TO SHORTEN HER SUFFERING HERE ON EARTH. IT WAS HUMANE AND CARING. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH....
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
No Sunrise (Poetry) - 9/15/2011 6:51:40 AM
Mary -- you and your hubby are two of the most compassionate people I know .... but you can't do everything ... you can't do it all.
And you did the most humane thing possible when you saw the accident.
Life is never easy ... remember no one ever promised us a rose garden of beautiful flowers and easy choices. Real life comes with hard choices that must be made quickly. And then lived with. Your sorrow is another expression of your compassion. Susan
No Sunrise (Poetry) - 9/14/2011 2:41:03 AM
So very sad, and so many of them out there like your little Sunrise.
No Sunrise (Poetry) - 9/14/2011 12:43:08 AM
this is very moving and i feel
the pain and frustration you share..
and the loss of a vulnerable little one.
No Sunrise (Poetry) - 9/13/2011 6:55:24 PM
MARY ... SAD ...
'SUNRISE - SUNSET' ... THE CYLE CONTINUES ... BUT ELSEWHERE ... TK.
No Sunrise (Poetry) - 9/13/2011 3:41:55 PM
Oh my this is heartbreaking. Felines are GOD's Creatures. I am so sorry for your loss, Mary.
GOD BLESS YOU
No Sunrise (Poetry) - 9/13/2011 3:37:58 PM
Such a shame but you cared enough to do the right thing Mary. Sad but great story to make others think.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
Desert Tortoise's Day (REVISED) (Poetry) - 9/8/2011 6:55:38 PM
a lovely description of a tortoise, Mary. I hope man is able to save the Desert tortoise. thanks for reading my poem. Laurel
Rainbow (Poetry) - 9/5/2011 12:53:14 PM
Dear Mary, This is a very nice story and well expressed. Thank you for sharing. Love Emile
One White Hair (Poetry) - 9/4/2011 7:24:29 PM
Your write is a reminder that animals can be dear friends indeed; thank you, Mary. Love and best wishes,
Rainbow (Poetry) - 9/4/2011 11:57:54 AM
A miracle for sure as we adopted a kitten when her Mother waskilled. Great story.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
Life's Just Not Nice (Poetry) - 9/1/2011 4:05:41 AM
Mary, we all need to emote at times -- life is filled with opportunities -- some we relish and some we do not -- since you wrote this a while back I hope the sun is now shining brightly on your world -- I bid you joy, love and peace my dear friend -- Jon Michael
Desert Blues (Poetry) - 8/28/2011 11:20:00 AM
Yes, I'm glad i'm in Florida. It sure doesn't get that hot here and we definatelyc have balmy breezes blowing at times.....M
Rainbow (Poetry) - 8/28/2011 11:17:25 AM
I'm glad the kitten is alright and you are becoming friends with it. Al animals need love and care....M
Rainbow (Poetry) - 8/24/2011 10:16:07 AM
Truly compelling and meaningful, Mary; this also awakens the emotions. Love and best wishes,
Rainbow (Poetry) - 8/23/2011 6:36:58 PM
the hand of fate is fickle and not intended for us to understand -- that the tiny ball of fur is a joyous addition to your life is indeed a "rainbow" moment -- a wonderful story of gifts and fate Mary -- I bid you love and peace my dear friend -- Jon Michael
Rainbow (Poetry) - 8/19/2011 9:33:50 PM
Mary ... good story - Well Done!
Rainbow (Poetry) - 8/19/2011 6:10:58 AM
Tender little poem about a sweet and happy event. Susan
Rainbow (Poetry) - 8/19/2011 3:20:24 AM
The cutest little kitten now, she loves to run and jump,
She was afraid of everyone at first, but everyone
showed her love.
So many of them need more love today, and Kudos to you for giving Rainbow yours.
PS: You might get a chuckle from my poem yesterday about one of our once homeless cats: A Cat and His Canines.
Rainbow (Poetry) - 8/18/2011 10:11:33 PM
This would get perfectly on a site called Rainbow Bridge... a pet site and you've given us a bit more with this verse... I've had a few cats for pets over the years... Thanks for sharing...
Rainbow (Poetry) - 8/18/2011 6:31:20 PM
Oh Mary, God has lifted your spirits with a beautiful, loving gift to be cherished always. God bless...
Be always safe,
Rainbow (Poetry) - 8/18/2011 5:23:45 PM
Beautiful write, Mary; well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn.
Rainbow (Poetry) - 8/18/2011 4:53:10 PM
A very sweet and loving poem and a beautiful story of the little kitten and the happiness she brings. ~Hugs, Elizabeth
Rainbow (Poetry) - 8/18/2011 3:01:51 PM
Very uplifting and so glad you now have her as a friend and companion to love.
Rainbow (Poetry) - 8/18/2011 2:42:03 PM
Nice write about a small miracle, they are there around us we just don't see them enough.
Rainbow (Poetry) - 8/18/2011 12:08:29 PM
GOD BLESS YOU
Rainbow (Poetry) - 8/18/2011 12:02:09 PM
RAINBOW(I HOPE THIS IS HER NAME)...BECAUSE RAINBOWS ARE THOSE SPECIAL TIDINGS THAT GOD SENDS 'AFTER THE STORMS'...TO LET US KNOW THAT EVERYTHING IS NOW GOING TO BE ALL RIGHT. A WONDERFUL WORK...ENJOYED. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Rainbow (Poetry) - 8/18/2011 11:13:31 AM
Beautifully constructed and exceptionally stated, Mary. I know this little kitten with the name(?) Rainbow will give you and yours happiness for many years.
Desert Blues (Poetry) - 8/7/2011 9:00:38 PM
Yes, I sure am now!! This is very cute, and certainly makes me feel bad for you and not so much for me here in hot and sunny NY, even with my sun allergy and long sleeves all summer long-I'd never make it there, lol!
Desert Blues (Poetry) - 8/4/2011 6:39:46 AM
"In the summertime when all the trees and leaves are green, and the red(blue?) sings", it is hot in the desert. I am a warm weather fan. But oppressive heat is not to my liking. When any activity brings on a deluge of perspiration, I look for a shady retreat. Winter is not my friend. Although I am not chummy with 100+ degrees on a sustained basis either. I believe that is a sign of aging. I bid you love and peace my dear friend Mary. Jon Michael
Desert Blues (Poetry) - 8/4/2011 4:42:51 AM
I love it! And yes -- you can fry an egg on the sidewalk -- when a breeze feels like a hair-dryer blowing in your face -- you know it's HOT! Is it perfect anywhere - I doubt it .... but you paint a unique picture of what life in the summer desert is like. Thanks.
Desert Blues (Poetry) - 8/3/2011 5:00:50 PM
I HEAR YA, MARY...BUT I AM WILLING TO BET THAT YOU WOULDN'T LEAVE IT FOR NOTHING IN THE WORLD! 'CAUSE, IT'S HOME AND (WITH ALL ITS IMPERFECTIONS) THERE IS NO PLACE...LIKE HOME! THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Desert Blues (Poetry) - 8/2/2011 3:50:39 PM
Yea I think you can keep your climate, I will keep my four seasons in Nova Scotia and enjoy it forever...
Desert Blues (Poetry) - 8/2/2011 2:32:50 PM
I've lived in the desert, Arizona, and I have to admit that it really didn't bother me that much, thanks goodness for air conditioning. My wife complained the whole time we were there.
Desert Blues (Poetry) - 8/2/2011 1:09:17 PM
Boy I agree with you. I can't stand the heat and with those temps I'd be dead in no time. Great write and let's us respect how other parts of our Country are not as peachy as the brochures say.
Desert Blues (Poetry) - 8/2/2011 12:30:57 PM
I like the desert when I can jump in a cold pool of water to cool off. Great poem Mary! Love, and peace to you! :)
Life's Just Not Nice (Poetry) - 7/26/2011 10:20:03 PM
YOU ARE RIGHT, MARY, LIFE IS NOT NICE, AND BELIEVE ME, I KNOW! WE ALL HAVE OUR 'DOWN' TIMES. SO...WHAT DO WE DO?! WE HOLD OUR HEADS UP LOOKING ALWAYS TO GOD...WE KEEP THE FAITH, NO MATTER HOW HARD IT GETS... LIVE ONE DAY AT A TIME AND...WE PRESS ON! AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST? PRAYER...WORKS! THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Desert Tortoise's Day (REVISED) (Poetry) - 7/26/2011 10:11:36 PM
A VERY GOOD SHARING; I DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THIS SPECIES OF TORTOISE'S HABITS. INFORMATIVE AND ENJOYED...THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Life's Just Not Nice (Poetry) - 7/6/2011 1:16:49 PM
You most certainly did not bore me, Mary. I extend empathy and love and best wishes to you,
Life's Just Not Nice (Poetry) - 7/5/2011 3:43:09 AM
Good work, Mary; hope you're feeling brighter now.
Life's Just Not Nice (Poetry) - 7/4/2011 1:26:09 PM
So sad but true. Life isn't easy anymore. May God bless you every day of your life.
Life's Just Not Nice (Poetry) - 6/30/2011 7:06:05 PM
It's hard time, but I think you'll be fine with a little bit of rebudgetting. However, I really don't like the change in the U.S. healthcare system. That is not right if the poor don't have any health care. It's different in Canada. The employers pay for the OHIP, and if you don't have a job, the government pays, which in my opinion, makes more sense because everyone gets sick at one time or another. Perhaps you and hubby should move to Canada. :o)
Life's Just Not Nice (Poetry) - 6/29/2011 5:26:35 PM
IF THERE IS A 'BRIGHT SIDE' ... WE DON'T LIVE IN:
HAITI - SOMALIA - ETHIOPIA - GREECE - JAPAN - THE MIDDLE EAST ...
ET CETERA ... TOM...
Life's Just Not Nice (Poetry) - 6/29/2011 5:41:18 AM
As much as I loathe living in Texas, I'm glad I don't live in Arizona ... sad! :( People just don't care anymore for the poor and needy ... I know: I'm one "of them". Two people, both disabled, living on one VA disability check; I can't get ON SSDI because in their eyes, I'm not disabled ENOUGH or their latest excuse, I didn't work enough hours. GRRR!!!!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :(
Life's Just Not Nice (Poetry) - 6/29/2011 3:59:37 AM
Mary in these troubled politicak and economic hard times we should be able to use whatever it takes to vent our frustration. I like to think that those of us on AD have all experienced hardships in one form or another and being one of the old timers on here I have heard and seen plenty as well as also shared plenty of my own woes. You are not alone Mary...
Life's Just Not Nice (Poetry) - 6/29/2011 1:23:44 AM
You didn't bore me one bit, Mary,
not the slightest bit; you share what's real
and personal and that can never be wrong.
Stay strong in these hard times.
Life's Just Not Nice (Poetry) - 6/28/2011 1:02:15 PM
Mary, anything one has to offer with us is important. Things will work out.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
Life's Just Not Nice (Poetry) - 6/28/2011 9:04:58 AM
You're right Mary -- no one promised us a rose garden. Try to shake the blues though -- they are really no good for you. You're not one to give up easily .... and I know you won't this time around.
I'll be praying that it's brighter for you just around the corner.
Whatever you do ... don't give up! Susan
Life's Just Not Nice (Poetry) - 6/28/2011 8:56:55 AM
It is terrible for us older folks. I drink a lot of liquids to stay away from hunger pains,Good write,Mary.
Life's Just Not Nice (Poetry) - 6/28/2011 8:51:44 AM
Losing a job and means to get to one is enough for anyone to be down.
Life's Just Not Nice (Poetry) - 6/28/2011 8:51:26 AM
definitely something in the air these days. been feelin' blue myself. glad to know az cut out health care for the poor because i considered moving there. i'm not rich by any means. i like this piece.
Life's Just Not Nice (Poetry) - 6/28/2011 8:19:32 AM
My Shadow (Poetry) - 6/13/2011 2:31:31 AM
A very touching poem. Now that makes me wonder about our cat. She seems to be the same way. May God bless you every day of your life.
My Shadow (Poetry) - 6/6/2011 3:44:41 AM
There MUST be a cat heaven because if people can go to heaven cats deserve a spot too. Besides, we will need a companion to pet in heavenly ways. I think that is where your can is. So rest assured, you will reunite one day. You are a GREAT author! Just get published!
My Shadow (Poetry) - 5/29/2011 5:35:10 PM
MARY ... SAD WRITE, BUT SHADOW WENT IN PEACE ...
THANKS FOR SHARING ... WELL DONE! TOM.
My Shadow (Poetry) - 5/28/2011 3:08:06 PM
So sad; I am so sorry for your loss! Know you are in my prayers/thoughts, Mary!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :( +Tears!+
My Shadow (Poetry) - 5/27/2011 1:32:53 AM
I can well relate to this, Mary. So sorry for your loss, my friend.
My Shadow (Poetry) - 5/26/2011 4:11:06 AM
Sorry to hear of your loss of a favored pet. I'm happy you were able to write about it ...combining a bit of happiness with sadness.
My Shadow (Poetry) - 5/25/2011 3:42:13 AM
A heart felt write for a pet who knew he was dying and as dying pets sometimes do they find a place of solitude but then feeling the end is near have a sudden burst of energy there last hurrah for all the love you gave them.
My Shadow (Poetry) - 5/25/2011 2:27:17 AM
So very sorry for your loss, Mary. May your marvelous Ghost live on in your heart and soul, forever.
My Shadow (Poetry) - 5/24/2011 11:25:14 PM
Sorry for your loss, Mary,
truly i am; i've been through this
a few times in the past five years
and it hurts like hell.
My Shadow (Poetry) - 5/24/2011 7:05:21 PM
I am sorry for your loss. BTW, Lamont Cranston would be proud.
GOD BLESS YOU and YOURS
My Shadow (Poetry) - 5/24/2011 5:00:11 PM
Oh my so sorry sweet lady...Hugsss
My Shadow (Poetry) - 5/24/2011 3:49:56 PM
Sorry for the loss of your pet but that she was loved and loved in return shows in each line of this write.
My Shadow (Poetry) - 5/24/2011 2:38:35 PM
"Only the Shadow knows." WoW! I listened to that show, and Boston Blackie and Baby Snoocks and . . . so many others, you brought back memories.
That is a strange and sad tale about the little cat. Somewhere in its thinking it knew it was going to die and decided to have some fun before it did. That's as good an explanation as any other.