Recent Reviews for Lori L Moore
Alone (4 ku) (Poetry) - 7/29/2012 10:07:08 AM|
Succinctly powerful in emotion and meaning expressed. Thank you, Lori. Love and best wishes,
Congratulations, Mr. President (Poetry) - 7/29/2012 4:41:51 AM
SO HERE WE ARE THREE YEARS LATER AND I AM SO GLAD THAT WE ARE NOW ONCE AGAIN STABLE FINANCIALLY WITH THE DOW GOING UP AND DOWN...AS IT SHOULD. I LOVE THE HEALTH CARE REFORM PACKAGE AND THE FACT THAT OUR BOYS ARE COMING HOME. I DON'T CONDONE KILLING BUT I AM GLAD WE NO LONGER HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE 'INSTIGATOR' OF THAT TERRIBLE TERRORIST ATTACK ON THE USA. THINGS ARE BETTER FOR OUR VETS BUT NOT PERFECT AND I KEEP PRAYING ABOUT THIS AND OTHER THINGS. WE ARE NOT A PERFECT NATION, BUT I BELIEVE, GIVEN OUR PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCES AND THE WAY POLITICS ARE RUN ON THE HILL, OUR PRESIDENT IS DOING HIS BEST TO FULFILL HIS PROMISES. AND SO I AM TAKING THE OPPORTUNITY AT THIS TIME TO SAY, CONGRATULATIONS, MR. PRESIDENT! THANKS FOR SHARING, LORI, WELL DONE. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Alone (4 ku) (Poetry) - 10/21/2011 11:22:22 AM
Is the poem about a father at war, in a foreign country?
Tax Me Please (Poetry) - 9/9/2011 10:12:32 AM
Roses are red
Violets are blue
I love your little trend
From start to the very finish.
Jeez, I can't seem to get the rhyme scheme going, either.
This was fun!
Memory's Masterpiece (Poetry) - 5/19/2011 4:07:36 PM
ILLUSIONS ARE DANGEROUS FELLOWS...THEY HAVE NO FLAWS, AT ALL. BUT WE ALL HAVE THEM...THEY TAKE US OVER THE ROUGH WATERS AND THROUGH THE DARK NIGHTS...WHILE WE WAIT...FOR REALITY. DONE WELL AND ENJOYED. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE*HIS INSPIRATIONS
A Special Lamb (Poetry) - 5/19/2011 4:01:31 PM
THAT'S WHY HE DIED. BECAUSE HE SAW THAT HIS FOLLOWERS THEN AND NOW...WOULD GO ASTRAY. THANK GOD THE 'SPECIAL LAMB'...WAS WILLINGLY SACRIFICED...FOR US ALL. '...FATHER FORGIVE THEM FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO...' AMEN. A WONDERFUL WORK, DONE WELL. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
You (Poetry) - 3/29/2011 8:57:47 PM
BEAUTIFUL...! THE PHRASES AND IMAGERY IN THIS WORK IS FANTASTIC... VIVID AND FULL OF THE GIFT OF LOVE. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Alone (4 ku) (Poetry) - 11/27/2010 10:02:02 AM
Sensitive and strikingly vivid imagery! Love 'em!
Alone (4 ku) (Poetry) - 11/4/2010 7:39:03 PM
You have mastered these well, Lori
Halloween Ku (Poetry) - 11/4/2010 7:37:10 PM
Well done as usual. It has been awhile has it not?
Alone (4 ku) (Poetry) - 10/26/2010 4:58:02 PM
Wow, this is a great visual masterpiece. So many stray thoughts come to mind. Not all are related but it seems to focus on family.
John Michael Domino
Halloween Haiku (Poetry) - 10/4/2010 6:48:29 AM
Alone (4 ku) (Poetry) - 8/24/2010 12:56:40 PM
These are strong words that have meaning and great visuals. Thank you for sharing.
May the Lord Bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and walk by your side. With love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister Barbie.
His Wrinkled Life (Poetry) - 8/20/2010 7:30:10 AM
THIS SAD WORK REMINDS ME A LINE OUT OF PROVERBS;'...THERE IS A WAY THAT 'SEEMS' RIGHT UNTO MAN, BUT THE WAY THEREOF LEADETH TO(SPIRITUAL)DEATH...' WELL DONE LORI AND THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE AND BLESSINGS, JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
The Hiding Place (Poetry) - 7/30/2010 8:10:09 PM
THIS IS SO GUT WRENCHINGLY SAD...AND AS LONG AS THE 'CHILD' DOESN'T HIDE TOO LONG...FOR ONE HAS TO COME OUT, AS DIFFICULT AS IT MAY BE, AND WITH GOD'S HELP, PRESS ON. THANKS FOR SHARING, LOVE AND BLESSINGS, JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Alone (4 ku) (Poetry) - 7/25/2010 1:05:41 PM
"4 ku" said in a Scottish accent brings a whole new meaning.
The first one hits home.
Two and three do not need to be, if wiser and controlled, egoless leaders who cared about life and not popularity, were in power.
What message does it sent the world when a "leader" moves in to his residence and the first thing he does is remove a bust of Churchill then blame his anti british stance on his great grandfather being brought over from africa. . .
Whoops sorry. The last one, i love the sound of church bells bringing the faithful together where all shapes and sizes sit and pray as one, together. Equals. the sound of the bells say all men are equal. In my indoctrinated, rose tinted view.
Great to see you writing on here, Miss America!
A Tragic Masterpiece (Poetry) - 7/24/2010 7:18:30 PM
...AND THAT'S BECAUSE WHATEVER THE MASTER CREATED, WHEN IT BECOMES MARRED, HE CAN 'BREAK' AND MAKE OVER IT AGAIN...LIKE BRAND NEW. WELL DONE AND ENJOYED. THANKS FOR SHARING, LOVE AND BLESSINGS,
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Alone (4 ku) (Poetry) - 7/24/2010 5:47:22 PM
FOUR STRONG WORKS THAT DEPICT THE SADNESS AND HOPE THAT CAN SPRING FROM BEING ALONE. A FINE WORK. THANKS FOR SHARING, LOVE AND BLESSINGS, JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Alone (4 ku) (Poetry) - 7/24/2010 10:50:23 AM
Somber & telling
Alone (4 ku) (Poetry) - 7/24/2010 5:21:49 AM
I don't like ku, but love the ones penned by you. So much compassion, so much care.
The title of my second novel with a different meaning.
Alone (4 ku) (Poetry) - 7/23/2010 7:33:38 AM
I love the compactness of the 'ku form and the way you have presented the silence that surrounds these people. Nice.
Alone (4 ku) (Poetry) - 7/21/2010 9:42:38 PM
each haiku encapsulates its topic perfectly ...
Alone (4 ku) (Poetry) - 7/21/2010 9:21:53 PM
Yep Shadowed By Religion...
Alone (4 ku) (Poetry) - 7/21/2010 4:55:51 PM
The world does have the feeling of every man/woman/child for themselves, these days. There seems to be some strange kind of isolation that we all are finding a sort of peace within. Shattered dreams are the special of the day. You really bring out all the emotion and meatiness of the situation. Love these and love reading you again.
Alone (4 ku) (Poetry) - 7/21/2010 4:04:34 PM
Such deep emotional turmoil expressed in just a few lines...well done.
Alone (4 ku) (Poetry) - 7/21/2010 3:02:23 PM
Isolated, marginalized, the individual ranks low in our world schemes and (misguided?) ambitions and agendas...strong, pithy, relevant work.
Good to see you posting, Lori.
Alone (4 ku) (Poetry) - 7/21/2010 1:55:43 PM
for whom the bell tolls Lori, hopefully the bell beckons sugar and spice and everything nice for the child, and regardless graduation is a positive thing, good one Lori, cheers
Alone (4 ku) (Poetry) - 7/21/2010 1:33:48 PM
And you've certainly captured the essence of the title. Lovely Ku's Lori!
Alone (4 ku) (Poetry) - 7/21/2010 1:26:58 PM
Like the feeling of being a hostage of circumstance, trapped in a war of unspoken words, bell beckons, distant tear, so close and yet so far. Alone indeed. Welcome back.
If Jesus Were (Poetry) - 7/16/2010 9:33:02 PM
Honest and to the point; nicely done, Lori. Love, peace, and best wishes to you,
Tax Me Please (Poetry) - 7/16/2010 9:27:05 PM
I appreciate the wry humor and the important message that you share, Lori. Love and best wishes,
Halloween Ku (Poetry) - 4/17/2010 9:37:00 AM
It's not Halloween but your creative expression is just as effective and enjoyable, Lori. Love and best wishes to you,
Halloween Ku (Poetry) - 3/23/2010 6:55:49 AM
Wow! Last stanza stirs dark images. Love it beautiful lady! x
Tax Me Please (Poetry) - 3/23/2010 6:54:48 AM
I hear ya friend and applaud loudly!!!! x
Senryu and Haiku (Poetry) - 3/15/2010 9:54:27 AM
THE IMAGERY IN THIS WORK THAT HAS FEW PHRASES, IS SO VIVID! VERY WELL DONE AND ENJOYED. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Tax Me Please (Poetry) - 1/5/2010 8:37:24 AM
rhyme-shmime--as my old boss used to say, "You done good!"
I'm right there with you, always willing to help but my ability is being impeded by the government mandates on those who work. Go figure.
The Paradox (Poetry) - 12/6/2009 10:20:30 PM
A strong observation about these times. Great poem:)
The Devil (Poetry) - 12/6/2009 10:19:09 PM
This is witty and playful. Nicely done!
A Painful Return (Poetry) - 11/14/2009 6:37:05 PM
...TOO LITTLE...TOO LATE... THIS IS A GREAT WORK THAT IS WRITTEN WELL AND SOLIDLY SUPPORTS YOUR THEME. THANKS FOR SHARING AND BLESSINGS. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Diamonds Can Lie Forever (Poetry) - 11/9/2009 9:19:37 PM
..'DIAMONDS THEY SAY ARE A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND...BUT YOUR WORKS REVEALS THE OTHER SIDE OF 'BEST FRIENDS'...THEY LIE! A REALLY GOOD, UNIQUE WORK THAT IS WRITTEN SO WELL. THANKS FOR SHARING AND GOD BLESS. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
What Goes Around (Poetry) - 11/9/2009 7:05:29 AM
KARMA....GETTING EVEN. I DON'T AGREE BUT, THAT THIS IS AN 'UNIQUE' WAY OF EXPRESSING ITS MEANING. DONE WELL. THANKS FOR SHARING AND BLESSINGS. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Halloween Ku (Poetry) - 10/31/2009 10:40:57 AM
VERY GOOD IMAGERY...WELL DONE. THANKS FOR SHARING AND BLESSINGS.
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Halloween Ku (Poetry) - 10/31/2009 5:28:46 AM
deep halloween Lori, maybe she should have stuck with candy, treats
Halloween Ku (Poetry) - 10/29/2009 10:07:10 AM
Wonderfully done, Lori.
Tax Me Please (Poetry) - 10/29/2009 10:05:47 AM
LOL! Love it all the same....
Halloween Ku (Poetry) - 10/28/2009 2:10:31 PM
The first three fill me with the warm fuzzies, Lori, in the sense that I feel they address the exuberance of childhood innocence "behind the freakin mask!"... but my goodness, the counterpoint of the fist in the velvet glove of the fourth! The stark reality of life that is a living hell for some. Yes, this holiday is largely taken in fun, but can we be surprised if there's an upsurge in grievous bodily violence on the back of it? We jollify, glorify and act out gore then condemn the real thing... seems crazy to me... But I'll not be the spectre at the feast! Great Ku as always. thanks, Kate xx
Halloween Ku (Poetry) - 10/27/2009 1:24:39 PM
Clever and amusing. well done.
Halloween Ku (Poetry) - 10/26/2009 8:40:39 PM
clever, fantastic Halloween ku,Lori! Loved all, but especially the last one;-)
Halloween Ku (Poetry) - 10/26/2009 3:32:20 PM
Gorgeous renderings, Lori; the final one has a dark resonance and the intended pun makes it more so.
These are great.
Halloween Ku (Poetry) - 10/26/2009 3:31:27 PM
"Sweetly cute." he said, his breath heavy with chocolately hallow-tosis.
Halloween Ku (Poetry) - 10/26/2009 3:24:31 PM
Strong diversity from sweet innocence to brutal reality...wow
Halloween Ku (Poetry) - 10/26/2009 3:20:55 PM
Smiled at the first three, BAM, hit by the fourth - powerfully penned sadness. :( Well done, Lori.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Halloween Ku (Poetry) - 10/26/2009 2:19:06 PM
Love these, Lori. Saddened by #4. -gene.
Halloween Ku (Poetry) - 10/26/2009 12:35:19 PM
Oh my what a twist at the end!! Well penned and enjoyed Lori.
Halloween Ku (Poetry) - 10/26/2009 11:41:20 AM
The last one's a bruiser.
Halloween Ku (Poetry) - 10/26/2009 11:00:05 AM
Very entertaining...as Kuul as they come. I read the last two stanzas two different ways and prefer to look at it like Jerry and his red light district sense of humor. The other way puts a bit of a damper on of sadness on it all. Tie goes to the reader.Patrick
Halloween Ku (Poetry) - 10/26/2009 7:42:28 AM
Damn, that's a clever one! Good stuff.
Halloween Ku (Poetry) - 10/26/2009 7:17:46 AM
What a creative way to keep the eyes reading until the end.
Halloween Ku (Poetry) - 10/26/2009 4:02:49 AM
Hah! The last one / Gotta love it . . .
Tax Me Please (Poetry) - 10/26/2009 3:53:05 AM
Great message...hilariously written!! Well done Lori!
Halloween Ku (Poetry) - 10/26/2009 3:43:42 AM
Absolutely loved them all!!! Your ku's are wonderful, Lori. Write on!!
Halloween Ku (Poetry) - 10/26/2009 3:26:56 AM
..each one is as good as the next!
Halloween Ku (Poetry) - 10/26/2009 3:04:33 AM
Each one is so clever, Lori, I loved them all. I love Halloween and I also love writing Halloween poems. I guess it is time to start thinking about doing that.
Halloween Ku (Poetry) - 10/26/2009 2:53:50 AM
Love the first one, and the last one is quite sad.
Halloween Ku (Poetry) - 10/25/2009 11:03:04 PM
Each one a treat
Tax Me Please (Poetry) - 10/25/2009 6:11:51 PM
Are you blind?
It is your fault, to a wee bit.
A beaut babe. Men working, heads turn, thoughts continue, time lost.
Less production. Thus is the answer less pretty babes?
So many blame the govt. Yet most time is wasted looking and chatting up the Lori's of the world. But what the heck.
Is true though...
Tax Me Please (Poetry) - 10/25/2009 2:56:58 PM
Well said, anyway.
Tax Me Please (Poetry) - 10/25/2009 2:06:15 PM
:)))))))))) if something's without reason, it's also without rhyme, no???!!!!!!!! Like your approach to this, Lori, but as for the content, can't rightly say... guess I'm kinda used to it, being taxed at over 40% over here in the UK.... Things could be (and have been) a LOT LOT better, but, on the other hand, I just CAN'T BEGIN TO IMAGINE what life would be like without our National Health Service, even given the state it's currently in!! K xx
Your Whine (Poetry) - 10/25/2009 12:08:17 PM
BOY THIS IS A TERRIFIC WORK THAT WAS REALLY ENJOYED. I LOVED IT...HOW NICELY ONE IS PUT IN THEIR PLACE...IT CARRIES THE UNIQUE BOQUET OF 'FINE WINE'. THANKS FOR SHARING AND BLESSINGS.
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Tax Me Please (Poetry) - 10/25/2009 8:48:26 AM
Rant on Lori,since you do it so well,and I like your lack of rhyme since the jokers who do the taxing aren't worthy of rhyme!;-)
Tax Me Please (Poetry) - 10/25/2009 5:27:00 AM
This Obama government is going to tax the ass off everybody
God help us all for their deficiences
Tax Me Please (Poetry) - 10/25/2009 4:36:54 AM
oh my gosh..this is great Lori..sadly huh?
Tax Me Please (Poetry) - 10/25/2009 4:14:28 AM
LORI - GREAT RANT!
"TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!"
THAT - IS WHAT WE NOW HAVE ... AGAIN!
AN INCONGRUOUS CONGRESS - WHICH REPRESENTS CORPORATIONS!
FIE !!! Peace ... Tom.
Tax Me Please (Poetry) - 10/24/2009 8:13:22 PM
rant on and may it be heard loudly by the people for the people
Tax Me Please (Poetry) - 10/24/2009 8:03:24 PM
Oooooh. Good rant. But your language warning was slightly misplaced. The worst four letter word is tax. And your rant is spot on. Patrick.
Tax Me Please (Poetry) - 10/24/2009 7:41:53 PM
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."
"Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing."
rant on .....
Tax Me Please (Poetry) - 10/24/2009 5:25:40 PM
Yes, and it shall only get worse. Due to the fact that the US no longer produces, job losses continue to mount and credit has been cut-off to Main Street, the real economy will continue to implode. So then we move from plutocracy straight into kleptocracy, as is what usually happens during the fall of empires. The ruling class, no longer able to skim profits off the working class, will now have to resort to out and out theft to keep the money rolling in. In other words, like your poem conveys, more and more taxation. How do you sell heavier taxation to an already beleagured working class? You guessed it. The tree-hugger, phony global-warming, save-the-earth movement. They will pass crap and trade (the next gigantic derivatives bubble) and on December 7th of this year in Copenhagen, Obama (under orders from his puppet masters) will sign the USA onto the UN Climate Treaty. This will be the final massive transfer of wealth from the US and other Western nations into the Third World. Then they will institute the Carbon Tax, which will they use to fund their world governmental bodies. The plan is to actually get us, incrementally, to about 80-85% taxation. I have a feeling there'll be a revolution if we ever get that close, even if it's just me. Enjoyed your poem.
Tax Me Please (Poetry) - 10/24/2009 5:16:02 PM
I enjoy your rants, Lori. And a civilization more and more adrift needs them.
Tax Me Please (Poetry) - 10/24/2009 4:31:49 PM
To hell with the rhyme scheme, Lori,...this is wonderfully said with guts and heart. I'm going to make sure my sister reads this, she's not big on poetry but your work here will find an agreeing mind in hers as it does in me. Very fine!
Tax Me Please (Poetry) - 10/24/2009 4:29:24 PM
Rant on, baby girl, I hear ya! They take and take and take until we can't give any more, and then want what little is left. You think they care? NOT!! GRRR! Excellent rant, rhyme or not, it's spot on truth!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Tax Me Please (Poetry) - 10/24/2009 3:28:16 PM
Boy Lotsa Sentimental People At A D -HUH!
And: Hey Become Politician$...
Irrespective Lori It Is Truly Funny Write...
Tax Me Please (Poetry) - 10/24/2009 3:21:31 PM
I love it and know the feeling all too well...just lost my house and most of what I had but they can't take love away from us, love of family, friends, poetry and a smile.
Tax Me Please (Poetry) - 10/24/2009 3:17:51 PM
I wrote a novel fifteen years ago about the second civil war in America / It is called "Margaret and David: A Love Story." Don't be mislead by its title / Nero is fiddlin' . . .
Tax Me Please (Poetry) - 10/24/2009 3:15:34 PM
There is no end to how much the government will take from those who work their fracking axes off, to give to those who don't. If it keeps on like this, I fear another revolution will be at hand. I would hate to see us come to that, but if we must, we must. ~ Sara
Tax Me Please (Poetry) - 10/24/2009 2:50:27 PM
"Write" on, Lori. Send this to all our politicians; maybe they'll get a clue.
Tax Me Please (Poetry) - 10/24/2009 2:38:48 PM
The poen is a perfect fit for what is happening today rhyme or not.
Tax Me Please (Poetry) - 10/24/2009 1:46:14 PM
Lori: Very well said!
Tax Me Please (Poetry) - 10/24/2009 1:41:40 PM
Take it easy Lori...
Tax Me Please (Poetry) - 10/24/2009 1:13:35 PM
I'VE READ LANGUAGE STRONGER THAN THIS LORI AND I'M NOT GOING TO ACT LIKE I'VE NEVER, AT ONE TIME, USED LANGUAGE MUCH STRONGER THAN THIS MYSELF...BUT NOW...I JUST PRAY ABOUT IT OR CRY AND IT GETS THE SAME RESULTS...I FEEL BETTER. HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER NOW. BLESSINGS.
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Tax Me Please (Poetry) - 10/24/2009 12:58:48 PM
Maybe you could as well pay mine...? Now wouldn't that be fine? Ed
Tax Me Please (Poetry) - 10/24/2009 12:56:57 PM
I was going to tax you for this. I'm still considering it.
ha ha ,,lovely write.
Tax Me Please (Poetry) - 10/24/2009 12:49:43 PM
It doesn't have to rhyme to be right, Lori. You know, I work hard, I give a much as I can to charity and I try to be kind, but to give so much to those who don't care to do anything more than stand with their hand out and mouth open goes against my ethics and against everything this country was founded upon. I work 12 hours a day and about 5 of those go to take care of people who sit on a couch, watching TV, wasted on booze or drugs or just too lazy to do anything to support themselves or their families. They are pathetic, and perhaps we are too, for continuing to work enough to support these boils on the butt of humanity. Taking from the worker to give to the bum is not Democracy, it isn't even Communism. Under Communism, if you don't work, you will die, by one method or another. We either need to move a little more left of center and become Communists, or a little more to the right and regain the Capitalist Republic status that made us a strong, viable and wealthy Country. I vote for the latter. I have never wanted or expected my government to take care of me from the cradle to the grave and I don't think anyone else should either. Unemployed people should be willing to take whatever job they can to get by, not believing that a certain job is beneath them. Perhaps, they should consider working two or more different jobs until they can get back on their feet. You will not see people who come here from Asia, India or the Middle East living like welfare squatters. They work, sometimes several jobs plus a paper route to bring in that little bit extra. What I love about this country is that I, like all other Citizens,have the right to make our own way, in life. You got my rile up, Lori. Kudos.
Tax Me Please (Poetry) - 10/24/2009 12:33:34 PM
You're rhyme scheme probably would have been fine, but the subject matter was too taxing.
Direct deposit eliminates take home pay.
The Devil (Poetry) - 10/23/2009 6:01:04 PM
Clever and meaningful verses, Lori. Thank you for sharing them. Love and best wishes,
The Devil (Poetry) - 10/21/2009 11:31:48 AM
Why am I reminded of the W.C. Fields line, "It was a woman who drove me to drink and I forgot to thank her."
Your wonderful sense of whimsy allows you to make grave points without preaching.
The Devil (Poetry) - 10/21/2009 3:14:19 AM
good one Lori, sometimes I feel everyone uses the devil for an excuse also, I never seen a devil anyway but I have seen plenty of mean azz humans, worse than devils, cheers
The Devil (Poetry) - 10/19/2009 12:19:48 PM
This is spicy, sassy, and cute. You're just paying homage to the devil. <grin>
The Devil (Poetry) - 10/19/2009 5:22:16 AM
Remember Flip Wilson? A thought provoking pen Lori.
The Devil (Poetry) - 10/18/2009 9:06:51 PM
It's always a sin to kick your dog. The spouse? Well maybe he had it coming. The theme? Perfectly tuned to the Sunday righteous. Well done. Patrick
The Devil (Poetry) - 10/18/2009 10:29:36 AM
The devil simply
Is a sorry excuse
for all the wrong
I daily choose.
Yes, Lori, the only "he" is me...and thee.
The Devil (Poetry) - 10/18/2009 10:21:22 AM
A delightful little diddy about our pervasive social cop-outs.
I love it!
The Devil (Poetry) - 10/18/2009 8:18:05 AM
And he made me do it, again...
Light, but wise.
The Devil (Poetry) - 10/17/2009 9:06:24 PM
Very interesting, Lori. I liked reading it.
The Devil (Poetry) - 10/17/2009 7:15:04 PM
people must accept the consequences and of their own actions ... no one else is responsible ...
clever & well written, Lori ...
The Devil (Poetry) - 10/17/2009 3:57:14 PM
It's what I call "drive-by religion." You act like an a**hole all week long, then pop into the confessional booth on Sunday to get "clean again", then it's back out into the world carrying on like a complete wanker taking no responsibility for your own actions. Great snide little slap in the face poem to those who do this.
The Devil (Poetry) - 10/17/2009 3:44:29 PM
This is more than clever and witty, it pricks and stabs and jolts. Yes!
The Devil (Poetry) - 10/17/2009 1:58:47 PM
HOW RIGHT YOU ARE...WHEN ONE IS AWARE OF THE FACT THAT THEY ARE HURTING OTHERS AND BUT DOESN'T TRY TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT... INSTEAD...FINDS EXCUSES FOR NEGATIVE ACTIONS, THEN THEY REALLY ARE 'CHOOSING' NOT TO CHANGE. THANKS FOR SHARING AND BLESSINGS.
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
The Devil (Poetry) - 10/17/2009 12:52:10 PM
Satan Devil Has Many Faces,i.e. He Can Be Your Smiling Pervert Neighbor,Cop,Doctor,Mailman,Evil Kid Next Door Even Your Dog N Cat..
So You Wrote TRUTH...
The Devil (Poetry) - 10/17/2009 12:49:48 PM
I love the line, I'm lip service sorry--great stuff. Carol
The Devil (Poetry) - 10/17/2009 10:22:28 AM
How right you are Lori! Very clever,playful write!
The Devil (Poetry) - 10/17/2009 8:52:20 AM
So right you are, when people use religion and these sad excused for a lack of humanity it makes me sick, forgive and turn the other cheek...not in this lifetime, make em pay.
The Devil (Poetry) - 10/17/2009 5:55:11 AM
You're doing a worthy service, Lori, putting responsibility back into the hands where they belong.
The Devil (Poetry) - 10/17/2009 5:20:32 AM
Don't you just hate those people who take no responsibility for their actions or their fate? Well stated.
The Devil (Poetry) - 10/17/2009 4:43:50 AM
Very cleverly penned, Lori...love the rythmic flow. The last verse is awesome! We're always blaming someone else! giggle
The Devil (Poetry) - 10/17/2009 4:35:59 AM
I reckon there is a devil in each and every one of us, and we must always be extra vigilant to keep him chained up where he belongs.
I liked the symbiosim with you and the dog and spouse.
The Devil (Poetry) - 10/17/2009 4:28:27 AM
The Devil (Poetry) - 10/17/2009 3:57:09 AM
Yes, it is a serious topic, Lori, and I don't think it was all that playful / You took the subject and gave us illustrations of it in a compact and dynamic way / That you began to see you in the dog and the spouse is heavy-duty seriousness . . .
The Devil (Poetry) - 10/17/2009 2:24:26 AM
A very sorry excuse, indeed.
The Devil (Poetry) - 10/17/2009 2:14:47 AM
You put on paper what many of us do and feel.
Without "Divine Guidance" we are all lost on a spinning wheel.
The Devil (Poetry) - 10/17/2009 2:10:18 AM
Thought provoking, Lori - agree with Paul. If Jesus is love, the devil is the exact opposite, who tempts us to act ugly - and we, being human, usually follow in his footsteps. JMO, FWIW ... well done.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
The Devil (Poetry) - 10/17/2009 1:33:15 AM
Well said, Lori. But truly, it "IS" the devil's handiwork. Stand tough, pray and may God bless you my friend.
If Jesus Were (Poetry) - 10/16/2009 7:13:26 PM
I have not heard it penned quite this way, as usual I am happy to read you again and worried about the state of this world. xx
If Jesus Were (Poetry) - 10/16/2009 10:02:55 AM
Good poem but I am praying there will be a revival in the Church so that Christians truly become Christ followers. For those of you who will not align yourself with a church because of the hypocrisy, I would encourage you to take a second look--you might want to change denomination or try a non-denominational church, but don't give up on organized religion altogether. The Church does a lot of good in the world and the fact that we are not perfect is no reason for abandoning the faith.
If Jesus Were (Poetry) - 10/16/2009 5:46:33 AM
God save us from saviors like this! Pointed and well penned.
A Lesson Unlearned (Poetry) - 10/16/2009 2:10:51 AM
You need to be careful in choosing your friends.
I chose myself long time ago..:)
If Jesus Were (Poetry) - 10/15/2009 3:15:53 PM
Now you are treading into my territory, and sure to become a lightning rod in the process.
That's okay, as an original thinker, you have my praise and I need all the help I can get.
If Jesus Were (Poetry) - 10/15/2009 1:47:00 PM
Clear-eyed and sadly all too true. God is great... it's us Christians that are the trouble! We have a lot to answer for, that's for sure. The raggle-taggle disciples are a good picture of the Church worldwide... yet, when God moved through them, the power of Christ went with them. There is a great difference between being an open and free-flowing channel/conduit and being a faulty container! xx
If Jesus Were (Poetry) - 10/14/2009 6:51:02 PM
I saw a bumper sticker out here in LA that says: "Keep your values off my rights." This is exactly what you seem to be describing. Well done Lori.
If Jesus Were (Poetry) - 10/14/2009 6:21:57 PM
LORI - WELL DONE -
IF HE HADN'T ALREADY RISEN ... HE'D BE TURNING OVER IN HIS GRAVE!
THE CURRENT TREND SEEMS TO BE MORE LIKE -
"DO UNTO OTHERS - BEFORE - THEY DO UNTO YOU!"
If Jesus Were (Poetry) - 10/14/2009 5:55:41 PM
If Jesus Were (Poetry) - 10/14/2009 5:01:27 PM
A brave heart you have and a strong mind and these strong, brave words make everyone sit up and examine themselves...the right path is not the path of self-righteousness. Kudos!
If Jesus Were (Poetry) - 10/14/2009 4:45:02 PM
Yes, just because someone goes into a garage it does not make them a car.
Same as going to church does not make someone a Christian!
If Jesus Were (Poetry) - 10/14/2009 2:44:15 PM
Jesus was a Jew
If Jesus Were (Poetry) - 10/14/2009 10:43:23 AM
I especially like the way your rhythm mirrors the sentiments. Your writing is well honed.
If Jesus Were (Poetry) - 10/14/2009 10:03:55 AM
Amen, Lori. -gene.
The Paradox (Poetry) - 10/14/2009 8:31:22 AM
Brutal truth that some would like to hide but must be revealed. We can not hide our trash behind the garage forever. The many must wake up before it is too late once again for another civilization tottering on the edge.
If Jesus Were (Poetry) - 10/14/2009 6:27:43 AM
Lots of truths in this poem, Lori. There are far more hypocrites than true Christians these days me thinks! I believe in God and I pray, but I will have nothing to do with organized religion! These organizations are merely businesses that get rich off the backs of the parishners. The real joke is I was baptized a Roman Catholic. Now where on earth will you find a bigger bunch of hypocrites than them? The Pope lives in a city of gold, and people around the world are starving to death. I don't think that is the way it would be if Jesus were still around. I could rant for days....but I won't...giggle. Really enjoyed your poem.
If Jesus Were (Poetry) - 10/14/2009 4:09:01 AM
Nobody, not even Christians, are perfect, but I certainly do agree with you that there are many people who call themselves Christians who violate all that the term represents. I am spiritual and I am a Christian in that I believe in those teachings, but I struggle with aligning myself with any church because of the things they teach and the way they "decide" how God intended for things to be. If we are truly Christian, we must learn to accept all people as they are and learn within out heart not to be judgmental.
If Jesus Were (Poetry) - 10/14/2009 4:08:08 AM
Yeah, I got ya / As bad as certain "christians" are, Lori, there are other "religions" who are so much worse / Say, if you were to put Allah in the place of Jesus methinks it would work a little better / I don't see too many christians killing their brethren, but I do see plenty of Muslims killing anyone who does not believe in their wretched beliefs. But of course you dared not write THAT poem.
If Jesus Were (Poetry) - 10/14/2009 3:34:55 AM
The behavior of his un-christlike flock
Makes that difficult to see –
I often wonder if there are any true Christians even among us anymore.
If Jesus Were (Poetry) - 10/14/2009 2:14:45 AM
Well said, Lori.
If Jesus Were (Poetry) - 10/14/2009 12:49:17 AM
Impressive, for as you know I am not a Christian (in the sense that although I believe Christ lived and was a great man and a wonderful leader of men and faith but not a God), saying that I must say I too am often amazed at the total hypocristy of those who profess to be followers of Christ and then do, and I don't mean slip up now and then,but do just the opposite of what he stood for. Well done Lori, this one hit home.
If Jesus Were (Poetry) - 10/14/2009 12:34:03 AM
Great poem to ponder Lori, thanks a lot, hugs
If Jesus Were (Poetry) - 10/13/2009 9:59:35 PM
LORI, THIS IS A POWERFUL WRITE THAT MAKES A STRONG STATEMENT THAT CHALLENGES CHRISTIANS AND NON CHRISTIANS TO TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THEMSELVES. DONE SO WELL WITH PHRASES AND IMAGERY THAT SUPPORT YOUR THEME SOLIDLY. THANKS FOR SHARING AND GOD BLESS.
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
If Jesus Were (Poetry) - 10/13/2009 8:59:27 PM
Pow, right between the eyes, Lori! Much to ponder in these lines - well done.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
If Jesus Were (Poetry) - 10/13/2009 8:51:15 PM
If Jesus Were (Poetry) - 10/13/2009 8:36:07 PM
Lori This Is Your Z Best Yet...
I Think Word For Un-Christlike Is Hypocrisy...
Keep Em Comen...
Congratulations, Mr. President (Poetry) - 10/13/2009 1:49:50 PM
You are very diplomatic, the pundits could learn a lot from this poem.
Congratulations, Mr. President (Poetry) - 10/13/2009 8:33:29 AM
Awesome write, Lori!
Congratulations, Mr. President (Poetry) - 10/12/2009 3:15:57 PM
Obama is a lightning rod because he is educated, honest, and sincere about helping America , once again, help the world. The Nobel committee saw what you and I saw, and it's refreshing .
Congratulations, Mr. President (Poetry) - 10/12/2009 2:36:46 PM
Well done. Unlike most of those who've responded, you have kept an upbeat air which is quite difficult in political poetry.
Congratulations, Mr. President (Poetry) - 10/11/2009 10:07:37 PM
Lori you are a treasure! The comittee who chose Obama, should be ashamed of themselves!
Congratulations, Mr. President (Poetry) - 10/11/2009 12:24:22 PM
... called me old-fashioned or simple, but I do rather think that Nobel-ity has to be earned rather than bestowed... xx
A Peaceful Night (Poetry) - 10/11/2009 12:04:20 PM
A silent night, too. Only one star in the sky. Your poem makes me want to sleep...
Congratulations, Mr. President (Poetry) - 10/10/2009 9:12:19 PM
Congratulations, Mr. President (Poetry) - 10/10/2009 4:33:23 PM
E Mail It Lori To:
Reps Will Respond To You...
Congratulations, Mr. President (Poetry) - 10/10/2009 4:31:34 PM
All I want to know is, why? What has he done to foster peace? Seems we're more divided than united, any more ... sad. Well said, Lori, it's ridiculous, giving an award on what might be done (but probably won't be).
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Congratulations, Mr. President (Poetry) - 10/10/2009 4:26:50 PM
LORI - WELL SAID!
WE NEED MORE THAN 'LIP SERVICE' FROM ALL OUR POLITICIANS!
Congratulations, Mr. President (Poetry) - 10/10/2009 9:04:43 AM
He dozen't deserve it. He has done nothing to merit it.
Another case of ass licking by them Nobel folks
Congratulations, Mr. President (Poetry) - 10/10/2009 7:38:35 AM
When I awoke Friday morning, I became convinced that I really was living in an Orwellian double-think world. This is the guy who promised to reduce troops in Iraq and replaced them with private mercenaries, expanded the war in Afghanistan and now into Pakistan, stood idly by as demonstrators were unmercifully assaulted at the G-20 meeting in Pittsburgh using the latest state-of-the-art military LRAD weapons, and is now threatening Iran over its nuclear-energy program. Why not? Start yet another war. It's good for the economy, right? War is peace as Orwell said. Now I get it. Lovely poem.
Congratulations, Mr. President (Poetry) - 10/10/2009 7:19:58 AM
Lori I appreciate your respectful words with an urgent message. I especially loved your play on class.. If it wasn't for bad luck...Patrick
Congratulations, Mr. President (Poetry) - 10/10/2009 4:42:28 AM
;-) I still have hope. I too want his vision to unfold. If the so called poor would pray more I do believe we will advance more.
Only God has the plan-this is His world. Most Nobel Peace Prize winners were honored prior to the event unfolding.
Congratulations, Mr. President (Poetry) - 10/10/2009 3:22:49 AM
But that is all the president has, mere words. This is the richest nation in the world. somehow that is a bad thing. Our poor people (I am among them) are living longer, have medical care when they need it (charity hospital where I go) and yet people such as yourself complain about the inequitable distribution of wealth. Do not think for one minute that that same inequitable distribution of wealth will still be there when this country has finally, and foolishly converted to outright communism. Nero is fiddlin'.
Congratulations, Mr. President (Poetry) - 10/10/2009 2:40:04 AM
Neither side showed a bit of class.
Very sadly, just what we've come to expect in American politics, today.
Congratulations, Mr. President (Poetry) - 10/10/2009 12:33:44 AM
Sincerely said, Lori. Nobel has nothing to do with "noble."
Congratulations, Mr. President (Poetry) - 10/9/2009 9:25:11 PM
Great job, Lori....I am so tired of him talking the talk, it is high time he starts walking the walk...and I don't mean barking out orders like a dictator, telling people that he knows what is good for us and then jamming it down our throat, either. He needs to remember that we are a government of, by and for the people.
Congratulations, Mr. President (Poetry) - 10/9/2009 6:37:59 PM
Amen, "Mere words will never do."
The Same Tune (Poetry) - 10/9/2009 5:08:07 PM
Yes, the same sad song sung from different faces
in different places.
Your words are so true,
thank you poet!
A Peaceful Night (Poetry) - 10/9/2009 10:35:10 AM
Awww Lori, you capture the moment well with such cheer for all...
Be always safe,
A Peaceful Night (Poetry) - 10/9/2009 8:04:03 AM
And, Lori, a Happy New Year! -gene.
A Peaceful Night (Poetry) - 10/9/2009 7:36:44 AM
It's nice to be nice and your cheerful disposition shines through in this
I always say it is best to be unconventional anyway
A Peaceful Night (Poetry) - 10/9/2009 5:27:09 AM
Delightful. Your sense of whimsy barely covers your sense of what is "fitting". This sort of "light" poetry is often more revelatory than the "serious" sort.
Symbiotic Cycles (Poetry) - 10/9/2009 5:10:20 AM
The syncopation merges with the emotion to make this a gem of wistful power. Bravo!
A Peaceful Night (Poetry) - 10/9/2009 4:50:44 AM
..this is really great Lori!
A Peaceful Night (Poetry) - 10/9/2009 4:33:48 AM
Hah! You weaseled out of that big goof (on purpose) in a charming and delightful way. Summer waited until the beginning of fall to show up down here in the swamp. We had a cool summer, lots of rain to help it stay mostly cool, and now we are experiencing lower to middle nineties most days.
A Peaceful Night (Poetry) - 10/9/2009 4:17:45 AM
A Peaceful Night (Poetry) - 10/9/2009 3:54:01 AM
Thank you, Lori. A peaceful night to you too. Cute and well thought out poem.
A Peaceful Night (Poetry) - 10/9/2009 3:29:06 AM
Delightful!! Loved the humour in your cute poem...great job.
A Peaceful Night (Poetry) - 10/9/2009 2:45:45 AM
There is no need to have a generous and loving spirit be confined to Christmastime. I think the real lesson is that caring is a gift that we should share at all times. Nice writing, Lori.
A Peaceful Night (Poetry) - 10/9/2009 2:21:44 AM
We can always use peaceful nights, no matter the time of year.
A Peaceful Night (Poetry) - 10/9/2009 2:07:49 AM
Ahhh what a lovely sentiment and ironically I was watching the sunset out my window this morning and had a sudden urge to write a Christmas poem too...oh well guess verse is where the heart is and mind...lol
A Peaceful Night (Poetry) - 10/9/2009 1:58:28 AM
Like the flow and message
A Peaceful Night (Poetry) - 10/9/2009 1:01:12 AM
thanks Lori, very creative switch from witches and gobblins of Oct, of course I like the vampire and the control and strength he has, but he has to watchout for the cross and stake, don't worry I wouldn't bite your neck, I'd kiss it, can't say that for some, some fools are worse than vampires, at least you know what to expect from a vampire, many of these mean old humans are unpredictable almost to the point of death, cheers
A Peaceful Night (Poetry) - 10/8/2009 10:49:44 PM
Peaceful At That...
A Peaceful Night (Poetry) - 10/8/2009 9:19:00 PM
A neat sense of humor Lori
A Peaceful Night (Poetry) - 10/8/2009 7:34:31 PM
You say September, I say October
You say December, Jesus remembered
October, December, September,Dismembered
Let's call the whole thing doff
A Peaceful Night (Poetry) - 10/8/2009 6:59:51 PM
THANKS FOR THE WISH OF A 'PEACEFUL NIGHT' - BLESSINGS TO YOU.
THANKS FOR SHARING. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Symbiotic Cycles (Poetry) - 10/8/2009 5:38:50 AM
Indeed. Powerfully done, Lori. Fantastic finish.
He Plays (Poetry) - 10/6/2009 7:00:37 PM
laid out in a super versing manner Lori, smooth and precise, some bad some nice, unthawed my ice, ups
Symbiotic Cycles (Poetry) - 10/6/2009 6:56:23 PM
good one Lori, move on, sometimes all we can do, hugs
He Plays (Poetry) - 10/6/2009 5:44:23 AM
To choose a cliche, you've nailed it on the head. Bravo!
Symbiotic Cycles (Poetry) - 10/6/2009 4:00:03 AM
VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Symbiotic Cycles (Poetry) - 10/5/2009 2:40:23 PM
Some people do some horrific things to us in a lifetime.
But you know what Lori. I forgive them all from the bottom of my heart.
Symbiotic Cycles (Poetry) - 10/5/2009 6:03:51 AM
And move on we truly must!! Great write, Lori! Really love your work!
Symbiotic Cycles (Poetry) - 10/4/2009 8:46:54 PM
Symbiotic cycles can drill a core to the center of the earth. Sometimes you just have to get off the merry-go-round. Patrick
Symbiotic Cycles (Poetry) - 10/4/2009 1:07:57 PM
This is crystal writing, Lori, and is like that steam, soaking into and opening pores of minds and emotions for a thorough detox. Co-dependencies can be heavier than a ball and chain yet appear to be as delicate and pristine as the fine bone china the tea may be served in. The willow-pattern tendencies keep the ball rolling, regular as time-for-tea clockwork. And love that moment of cleansing clarity through the mist when honesty briefly un-writes the hurt. One of your recent best, I'd say. xx
Symbiotic Cycles (Poetry) - 10/4/2009 10:52:07 AM
No chains of iron are more imprisoning that the love you're so poignantly describing.
Symbiotic Cycles (Poetry) - 10/4/2009 10:05:10 AM
Tea cures all... a poem will help, too.
Symbiotic Cycles (Poetry) - 10/4/2009 9:38:35 AM
admire (envy even) the way you write, Lori. -gene.
Symbiotic Cycles (Poetry) - 10/4/2009 6:03:46 AM
Sometimes, it feels as though we have to strike a balance between two bad choices. Maybe there was a third choice, that was over-looked. One that can take away the loneliness. Great poem, Lori! ~ Sara