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Recent Reviews for Eileen Clemens Granfors


The Pinata-Maker's Daughter (Book) - 7/1/2013 8:42:31 AM
Congrats! wishing you much success. Cheers, Dan

Some Rivers End on the Day of the Dead (Book) - 1/13/2011 7:03:19 AM
This book was probably intended for a younger audience, much younger than me, at least. However, once I got into it, I became fascinated with where it was leading me. It’s not a murder mystery and it’s not science fiction, but it is a very interesting read. It’s one of those rare books that you can recommend to your grand daughter, or to her parents, or grand parents with complete confidence that they will all find it worthy of their time. It's very difficult to find a book that you can say that about. I found this book to be both well conceived and easy to read. The characters were interesting and believable. I very much enjoyed the story and shall be anxiously awaiting the (already announced) sequel. I have become “attached” to Marisol, the lead character and I’m curious as to what becomes of her as she continues along life’s journey. Richard Lee King, Author

Some Rivers End on the Day of the Dead (Book) - 11/24/2010 3:12:25 AM
Very compelling reading, Eileen, not to mention, very interesting! Enjoyed it; thanks for sharing this book and sending it to me! Well written! (((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D

KINDLE edition (Book) - 11/1/2010 11:13:47 AM
I read it the old fashioned way, as a draft. Folks, it's really good! Fire up that old Kindle and order one today! My name is Patrick Granfors and my wife did not approve this message.

Some Rivers End on the Day of the Dead (Book) - 10/18/2010 10:25:03 AM
I'm a guy and I liked it a lot. Effortless read, many twists and turns in a compelling and current storyline. Patrick

Paperback is Now Available (Book) - 7/31/2010 11:52:29 AM
A wonderful little peek through the poetic window of what makes Eileen Granfors tick.

Paperback is Now Available (Book) - 7/29/2010 4:14:02 PM
good luck, Eileen, I hope it does really well. Cheers, Dan

White Sheets (Book) - 7/17/2010 12:40:10 PM
Congratulations on the publication of your book Eileen my sincere wish for it's success and for any of your future projects.... fee

Anniversary (Short Story) - 1/3/2015 1:35:49 PM
Unique story, even though most can relate to it, especially all of us who lived through that horrid Vietnam era. Made my brain whirl with memories.

Games of the Gods (Short Story) - 11/1/2013 2:23:19 AM
very well penned budd

Games of the Gods (Short Story) - 10/31/2013 11:59:31 AM
i like your updated version...well done. Cheers, Dan

Games of the Gods (Short Story) - 10/31/2013 11:51:44 AM
Not my cup of nectar, but well written and well-versed in Greek gods and goddesses. I think this is more of a story that women like. We'll see if any comment. Ron

Balls (Short Story) - 9/28/2013 4:25:25 PM
Oh, what a chuckle I had. Lovely ending that was unexpected, the best kind. Great dialog, spot on. I'll be reading more, for sure. Roger

Quality Time (Short Story) - 9/26/2013 10:23:47 PM
Great little story, Eileen. Excellent construction and use of realistic dialog. And I loved the twist - not entirely unexpected - that cements the character of Cap. You write a short story the way it should be written. Well done.

Tessa's Wish (Short Story) - 9/12/2013 7:44:37 AM
I especially liked that last word… Tells me a lot. Ron

Tessa's Wish (Short Story) - 9/11/2013 8:30:27 AM
very cute story budd

Anniversary (Short Story) - 7/16/2013 6:02:49 AM
While I don't recall conversations like that, they were much shorter, or left unsaid, your story brings back memories of my conflicts with girlfriends over going to college in the Vietnam War. You've written a universal story. Even at that time, I avoided all of the “conventional” rites of behavior that most teenagers went through without thinking in order to, “belong.” For example, my twin brother bought class rings for high school and college. Even though I married once, I never bought an engagement ring. I was notorious for not noticing engagement rings on so many women who got one when their “man” went off to war. I was always looking at their eyes when asking them to dance to see their response to my inquiry and not ever looking at their ring fingers, because rings meant nothing in the emotion of the moment. Ron

Anniversary (Short Story) - 7/15/2013 8:12:59 PM
most enjoyable reading Love & Peace William

Anniversary (Short Story) - 7/15/2013 9:06:25 AM
Great little story...loved it. Cheers, Dan

Quality Time (Short Story) - 7/14/2013 6:43:47 AM
Based on your intro, I would say this story is very close to your life experience and very close to many of our lives. A well-written reflection of how aging affects us. Reminds me of the times I had with my grandfather when he was, “Waiting for the Lord to come and get him.” And that he thought about my paycheck at 17, “… Was way too much for anyone to earn at my age. I miss Patrick's humor. Hope to see him posting again soon. Ron

Quality Time (Short Story) - 7/12/2013 2:53:29 PM
Great story, Eileen; well done! (((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :)

Shave and a Haircut (Short Story) - 7/12/2013 5:47:05 AM
i enjoyed this story, thank you budd

Shave and a Haircut (Short Story) - 7/11/2013 10:47:34 AM
Interesting and well-written. However, from this little snippet (too short if it is a book) it's not something that I would find interesting to read. From what little I can read, it looks like dysfunction has traveled across generations. As near as I can tell, the grandfather was not from the Depression generation, but the greatest generation, the one that came to California and cleaned up on opportunity. For him to end up in a trailer in ill health doesn't match up with the majority, especially since they had Social Security and pensions like my father and good health insurance. I must admit that my father spent it all before he died and left my mother, although she has a very nice place that she's renting, in similar poverty. The granddaughter is a basket case. I just came from helping out one who is now 60 with only a good job as a caretaker, but no future prospects for any kind of retirement. She complained to me about “blowing her life” and that she “wish she had met me back then.” I have no idea how the grandfather will turn her around from what I read. Ron

Surf Mama (Short Story) - 7/11/2013 9:24:58 AM
they do teach us if we listen budd

Camping Sans Winnebago (Short Story) - 2/12/2012 6:21:00 PM
what a fun read that brought laughter to my lips-but God was watching over that your mother was there and angels were watching her. great story-great memories.

Flash Fiction: Death of the Dauphin by Alphonse Daudet presented (Short Story) - 11/22/2011 6:19:04 PM
i had so much trouble reading....bummer. i had to constantly push the screen to and fro...can you reformat it?

The Old Candy Shoppe and Other Saturday Delights (Short Story) - 10/7/2011 9:41:15 PM
life indeed is a poem in prose, reciting pain, anguish, love and friendship in one line to last a lifetime. such memories existing in our hearts remain forever. lovely read-

My Friend, Ta (Short Story) - 9/10/2011 8:35:26 AM
all experiences shape our lives and runs as a two way street-as Ta affected your life, do not to forget...You affected his life- good read

Manna (Short Story) - 7/27/2011 5:59:44 PM
an arrow in the side of her kayak? i love creative writing, i always wonder about the process- your story too fun, jch

Old School (Days) (Short Story) - 6/13/2011 6:04:11 AM
your story brings back many memories for me which are similar. people are placed in our paths for specific reason as i'm sure your Ms. Brown was. and yes, i would agree, there probably was a reason she selected you as the "crab." LOL

Flash Fiction: Death of the Dauphin by Alphonse Daudet presented (Short Story) - 5/30/2011 7:29:10 AM
This is the 2nd time I've tried reading this story...this time I stuck to it to its conclusion, and glad that I did. Formatting and all. Great story. Cheers, Dan

Flash Fiction: Death of the Dauphin by Alphonse Daudet presented (Short Story) - 5/25/2011 10:33:38 AM
I liked yours better. p

Old School (Days), Part II (Short Story) - 5/6/2011 5:36:42 AM
I love this story. It reminds me of my own school days, although there are lots of differences because I'm in the UK. But the general feel (I remember Mrs Mason and Miss Schofield, just as you remember Mrs Munzinger, but have forgotten many of the rest,) is just like my own school experiences. Can we have more, please?

Always a Good Time for Yeats (Article) - 10/29/2014 12:19:20 PM
Consummate poetry! Most of us never see an unhealthy wild animal. They are usually eaten promptly by predators if they ever get sick or die. Swans mate for life, but if one swan dies young, I'm sure the other finds another mate quickly. No time for mourning when there are eggs to be laid, many, when so many babies are lost. Ron

A Boy Who Went to War (Article) - 10/22/2014 9:57:19 AM
What a wonderful, compassionate article. I hope Michael's family finds it. And, finding L/Cpl Gradozzi's letter as a special touch to your remembrance that I hope the family will be able to read if they haven't read it already. I recently searched for a hometown and college classmate's name on the Wall and couldn't find it. However I did find a webpage in his honor and he did die as a Marine fighter pilot over Hanoi. Ron

A Boy Who Went to War (Article) - 10/16/2014 8:11:15 PM
This is a very touching and loving article. The words of L/Cpl Gradozzi are priceless.

A Boy Who Went to War (Article) - 10/15/2014 5:47:18 AM
thank you

Wiflred Owen. World War I Poet (Article) - 5/24/2014 4:23:55 PM
powerful work

Wiflred Owen. World War I Poet (Article) - 4/25/2014 6:40:00 AM
This is enlightening. Why my grandmother hated it when my father played "Taps." And why my uncle was crazy (shellshocked) even though he was only a medic in a military hospital in Georgia as far as I can tell. War is glory and war is hell. I think more the latter than the former. Ron

Audio Book Recruiting (Article) - 9/11/2013 7:10:00 AM
The more I read about ACX, which does have a big advantage in distribution, the more prone I am to skip it. I have way too much to handle as it is. The web site goes into great detail about what to do about pauses, but if you're not a pro, it's very techy. Thanks, Ron

Audio Book Recruiting (Article) - 9/11/2013 6:47:02 AM
I have been asked to do this for my books by the wife of a severely sight impaired artist that I know. While my voice is quite good, my love power is such that I cannot read very far without taking a breath and that causes my reading to be quite filled with pauses. As far as getting others to read my book for me, it sounds to me to be very expensive. However, the thought of 50/50 sharing of the royalties makes it more readily possible. Thanks for the website. Ron

Audio Book Recruiting (Article) - 9/10/2013 10:58:36 AM
Hello Eileen, I would be very interested in doing a part in this for you. I have a lot of reading aloud experience because I was a middle and high school English teacher for many years. Many people comment on my voice and reading style. I can definitely sound like a 51 year old female and I am pretty sure I can pull off the daughter, but you be the judge. My name is Jean and leave a response if you are interested.

Who's That Author? (Article) - 7/16/2013 7:35:10 AM
You are absolutely right. Name and notoriety sell. Stephen King's latest, Under the Dome, has been described as a “hit that has everyone hooked.” Stephen King has written a lot of crap that people read anyway. I have seen some of his bad, long forgotten, movies and some good ones like The Green Mile. Of course, I am intrigued by all the hype and have been watching each episode. So far, I'm totally unimpressed, even though there is a lot of drama in all the little sub plots going on. Hopefully, King will pull a rabbit out of the hat before the end of this dud before it is canceled. Should I go out and shoot someone? Get out of debtors prison? Run my electric wheelchair across a busy freeway? Get on a reality show? Be at the right place at the right time? Ron

Promo Your Indie (Article) - 12/16/2011 5:19:33 PM
Awesome Eileen! Good luck to you on all your book sales! Merry Christmas to you, Patrick and your family. Blessed Be. Warmly, Sage

Promo Your Indie (Article) - 12/16/2011 8:58:38 AM
Hi Eileen, Great insight and very useful, thank you. Kelly Ann Evers

Public Reading (Article) - 11/23/2011 12:30:24 PM
The only one likely to be unruly is YOU or your mom. I'm prepared for your mom--I've got candy. You, I'm looking for the closest bar to Vroman's. hahahhahahah

Public Reading (Article) - 11/23/2011 10:07:48 AM
Hey teach! Don't forget the chalk filled eraser in your hand in case you need to discipline an unruly listener. p

You and a Writers Conference (Article) - 8/23/2011 10:51:52 AM
Plus you get to eat a Sonic Hamburger. p

You and a Writers Conference (Article) - 8/22/2011 2:40:04 PM
Having just attended the Willamette Writers Conference earlier this month, in Portland, I have to say you are 100% on the money.

Ten Reasons (Article) - 7/20/2011 7:54:26 PM
There is no understanding the generation gap, it just is. Dealing with it, well that's a story. I scored 5 of 10. The book's a 10. Patrick

Using the Web (Article) - 6/20/2011 1:35:11 PM
When you say through Kindleboards - what are you refering to exactly? Mimi The Vicarage Bench Series

Ten Reasons to Love (and Buy) Flash Warden (Article) - 6/20/2011 5:17:01 AM
Great marketing! I love your 10 Reasons to Buy! Donna

Ten Reasons to Love (and Buy) Flash Warden (Article) - 6/18/2011 10:28:08 AM
I think reason number 10 is quite compelling! Patrick

Ten Reasons to Love (and Buy) Flash Warden (Article) - 6/18/2011 8:46:03 AM
IT SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT BOOK...YOU GIVE PRETTY GOOD REASONS TO PURCHASE IT AND...WHEN MY MONEY IS RIGHT(AND I AM TRUSTING GOD FOR THAT TO BE NOT TOO FAR IN THE FUTURE), I INTEND TO PURCHASE, NOT ONLY THIS BOOK BUT BOOKS FROM ALL MY NEIGHBORS HERE ON AUTHORS DEN. RIGHT NOW...I DO MY BEST TO RESPOND TO ALL REVIEWS-WITH A REVIEW AND TO MAKE SURE MY QUARTERLY DUES ARE PAID. SO UNTIL I AM ABLE TO...I PRAY GOD TO BLESS YOU AND TO MAKE YOUR BOOK A GREAT SUCCESS. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS

FLASH and Other short fiction (Article) - 6/7/2011 9:19:14 PM
Flash fiction. Ask Anthony Weiner to decide between the two. Great book by the way. P

FLASH and Other short fiction (Article) - 6/6/2011 6:11:08 AM
I have dabbled in 'flash' enjoy the process, but have not yet perfected it. Cheers, Dan

FLASH and Other short fiction (Article) - 6/5/2011 10:03:41 AM
Hah!! I'm almost through reading "Harlot's Ghost," by Norman Mailer, a 1282-page novel. This is my second reading of this excellent CIA novel. But I know you are right. The world is moving faster and people, even with all the conveniences to make life easier actually have less time to read, so short stories, or flash fiction is the wave of the future.

LA Book Festival: My Day in the Sun (Article) - 5/1/2011 8:05:51 PM
It was a good day. And yes Marcus, I did shlep books. But with the invention of wheeled luggage the effort was minimal. Patrick

Again on Mama's Birthday (Poetry) - 5/1/2015 1:56:54 AM
A loving and heartfelt tribute from deep within, which I am sure would bring tears to your Mother'seyes.... Your words strike loud chords for me too.I knew my Mother was very ill and yet although we know these things..something steps into our minds which refuses to acknowledge what it may ultimately mean in outcome....it happened with my terminally ill husband too, and I have given it much thought....what I do know is it is borne entirely out of love and Hope and it is perhaps our mind protecting us from the unbearable... Your family photo is so heartwarming...you have been blessed... Love and hugs to you all... Diana...

Again on Mama's Birthday (Poetry) - 4/27/2015 7:47:54 AM
Beautiful and heartfelt. Thank you for sharing. My condolences to you and your family. Michael D.

Again on Mama's Birthday (Poetry) - 4/27/2015 5:59:44 AM
We haven't heard from you in a while, but this mournful memory of your mother makes up for the absence of your pen. You can be grateful, like I am, although my mother is hanging on with many ailments, at 90, to have had such a wonderful mother to help shape your life and keep it grounded. You just remounted me of a funny thing that happened yesterday that I need to send in an email to my mother. Thank you. Ron

Again on Mama's Birthday (Poetry) - 4/26/2015 5:51:10 PM
Oh how much more rewarding and fulfilling, things might have been these past 10 years. One of a kind, an amazing heart and mind.

Again on Mama's Birthday (Poetry) - 4/26/2015 12:46:35 PM
A beautiful tribute to your mom, Eileen. Thanks for sharing.

Again on Mama's Birthday (Poetry) - 4/26/2015 8:40:58 AM
Just beautiful and so loving ... Hugsss

Again on Mama's Birthday (Poetry) - 4/26/2015 8:14:16 AM
Powerful and loving poem which I'm sure she knew without reading it.

Joy Above (Poetry) - 2/27/2015 2:11:07 PM
There being no death, only Life, your aunt still is with God!

Joy Above (Poetry) - 2/21/2015 7:47:05 PM
Very tender, loving thoughts. Your thoughts are sent like angel's wings. Love never dies. Nor will your aunt. Janet Marie Bingham

Joy Above (Poetry) - 2/17/2015 4:49:22 PM
Emotion and truth here. Yours is the kind of thought that lessens the dread of death. Well said to be sure.

Joy Above (Poetry) - 2/16/2015 8:35:11 AM
I don't know how you could have said it better. I'm sure your aunt is pleased. Best wishes.

Joy Above (Poetry) - 2/15/2015 5:25:27 PM
A great tribute to your Aunt. Heaven is a better place for sure. God Bless You. Amen

Joy Above (Poetry) - 2/15/2015 3:54:28 PM
Eileen Lovely and cherished words of your beloved Aunt.. So sorry for your loss ..love in blessings Lady Mary Ann

Joy Above (Poetry) - 2/15/2015 2:54:42 PM
Eileen, I' m sorry for the loss of your admired and loved Aunt. Please accept my deepest condolences. I' m inspired by the poetic lines of "reunion" and the strength, courage and love that shine though your beautiful poem.

Joy Above (Poetry) - 2/15/2015 1:50:05 PM
Very beautiful writing, sorry for your loss.

Joy Above (Poetry) - 2/15/2015 12:05:31 PM
If you gotta leave this plane, then Valentines day is as good as any as I am sure she will be remembered by you always, no matter what day she departs...condolances...-e-

Joy Above (Poetry) - 2/15/2015 11:50:42 AM
We all hope this will be our reward. Great poetry.

Joy Above (Poetry) - 2/15/2015 10:53:55 AM
While I don't believe in any hereafter or gods waiting for us, you given a very sweet sendoff for your aunt… And yes, she was beautiful from the picture. Ron

Joy Above (Poetry) - 2/15/2015 10:16:22 AM
This is so beautiful Kathy J Parenteau

Joy Above (Poetry) - 2/15/2015 8:41:45 AM
My condolences, Eileen. A heartfelt tribute to a loved one. rlc

Joy Above (Poetry) - 2/15/2015 8:32:58 AM
Absolutely beautiful, Eileen. What a grand day to leave.

My Happy Place (Poetry) - 2/13/2015 5:00:30 PM
I so agree with you...writing has been my saviour and my life line many times... My ultimate therapy...nothing comes close ... So very well expressed... Diana...

My Happy Place (Poetry) - 2/7/2015 10:07:33 AM
~Eileen~ The glow of your spirit revealed in this wonderful poem. Lady Mary Ann

My Happy Place (Poetry) - 2/6/2015 5:44:33 AM
It's always darkest before the dawn. I think Mr. Ziggy Sunshine played a leading role.

My Happy Place (Poetry) - 2/5/2015 1:30:01 PM
There's no more happy place than being engrossed in writing with a passion. Like you wrote, the hours melt away. Ron

My Happy Place (Poetry) - 2/5/2015 11:10:40 AM
I am in absolute agreement with u here, Eileen...Writing seems for me to make the blues go away...I may complain about computer addiction but in reality I have fun on this damn machine & it can put me to sleep if I need it, too...great write, and when is the master of the house gonna write some more fun stuff, he is missed...-e-

My Happy Place (Poetry) - 2/5/2015 10:09:06 AM
I've only been writing for a little over 3 years, and I can't begin to tell you how much my life has improved. Writing has been better than any medication. Thanks for sharing this expressive write. Michael D.

My Happy Place (Poetry) - 2/5/2015 9:25:20 AM
Yesss! Amen to that and I'm not the religious type. Writing. It has led me slowly, but firmly out of the darkness which covered my every way of thinking. Writing. It helped me chase my demons away. I considered suicide once, but writing showed me a different way of thinking.

My Happy Place (Poetry) - 2/5/2015 9:24:15 AM
Yes! Thankfully there are 'happy places' in this life. Mine seems to play tag with me though. Peeks around a corner and then runs away. But then there are those times you can settle into it... Yupperbud! "the black zone of depression" Yikes! Been there repeatedly. Comes and goes, though, thank God. My wife and I are struggling there now. Like a relentless wet cloak it is. Our son has been in the hospital for a week, and our grand-daughter, Lilly, was in a car wreck with her mother. Sometimes all you can do is plop down, hold hands, and cry. There's no pretense in your work, Eileen, it's real and palpable. Enjoyed. Peace and continued inspiration. rlc

My Happy Place (Poetry) - 2/5/2015 8:51:52 AM
Comforting. Medical folk claim that morning blue light is essential for good health. But two hours in writing mode/mood ain't bad, either. Nicely said, Eileen.

My Happy Place (Poetry) - 2/5/2015 8:42:45 AM
Yes, it is cathartic and this is a very true write.

Not Qualified? (Poetry) - 2/5/2015 5:20:45 AM
So true and this is everywhere. I am glad I got to read your poem. well penned. One day i will be a grandmother too J K Roseline

Not Qualified? (Poetry) - 2/4/2015 6:07:00 PM
This, young lady, was a fun read, I hope that little one grows well as while her mother is cautious now, she will change when she gets more kids on her hands...the first is always treated with specialness...-e- (don't let grandpop get near her or suffer the poor little child, hope she grows up looking like you rather than her pop-pop...)

Not Qualified? (Poetry) - 2/4/2015 12:59:29 PM
Well said. Another thing that gets me, is when every kid gets a reward, no matter how good or poorly they did. Not everyone can be a winner all the time. One has to have something to strive for. Michael D.

Not Qualified? (Poetry) - 2/4/2015 11:04:04 AM
~Eileen~ Grandchildren are our life's heartbeat. Grace, gratitude, and God in her life would be a blessing. Beautifully penned. Lady Mary Ann

Not Qualified? (Poetry) - 2/4/2015 10:55:13 AM
I'm with you. It drives me crazy when I see parents these days coddling their children and suffocating them with no freedom and materialistic consumerism. And I'm talking about the way my ex-wife treated her daughter! Damned little princess at 16! I pity her husbands… She'll have several. But I missed the point… I believe every word of your damn good poem. Ron

Not Qualified? (Poetry) - 2/4/2015 10:33:23 AM
We were called brats back then.

Not Qualified? (Poetry) - 2/4/2015 9:46:45 AM
Meaningful, apt, and timely philosophy, Eileen. My first grandchild was born a couple of weeks ago so I find you poem most fitting. Love and best wishes, Regis

Not Qualified? (Poetry) - 2/4/2015 9:44:40 AM
I could not agree more! Your words overflow with common sense as well as beauty. So well said.

Not Qualified? (Poetry) - 2/4/2015 8:23:19 AM
Loved your insightful word, Eileen, and they need to become the "bible" of the learning, growing and living experience. Television. Something that could have been an absolute genius-like technology. It could have, but it turned into a means to brainwash the nation into ind-numbed robots. And now we have our computers. Every sentence in this is special. Thank you.

Not Qualified? (Poetry) - 2/4/2015 8:16:06 AM
Great pic. That face of yours reflects much. And I have no idea how I survived my childhood. An act of Grace - I suppose. I agree - 'explore the world you live in, not just make-believe'. For me real-life is the fuel for imagination, not TV. Of course, on a droll note, sometimes my walk through the workday seems like fantasies because so much unexpected transpires. (-: A sensitive honest insight you've shared, Eileen. I enjoyed reading this. Continued inspiration. Peace... rlc

Behind the Smile (Poetry) - 2/4/2015 7:49:50 AM
though you experienced personal pain in your past you persevered through your childhood to this date always keeping your smile..... love & peace be with you William

Behind the Smile (Poetry) - 2/3/2015 8:51:10 AM
Very effective portrayal of the source and result of undeserved pain. We hide in words; yet, by some miracle, we gain catharsis from free expression of those words; anchored to the page with only sorrows and pain that we ourselves know the depths of. Thank you for allowing us to know some of those depths. -- Jeff

Sonnet to Home (Poetry) - 1/30/2015 11:15:38 AM
Delightfully cerebrated , and fragrant with a touching confluence of humor, sincerity, and reminiscence. You should know, Eileen, that I am one of the few men I know who appreciates Elizabeth Barrett Browning. (-: Peace to you... rlc

Behind the Smile (Poetry) - 1/18/2015 8:39:36 AM
Effectively cogitated. Your summation is universal; encompassing not only writers, but artists, musicians, sculptors, carpenters, etc. Continued inspiration... rlc

Behind the Smile (Poetry) - 1/8/2015 2:24:39 PM
"Until one day, a teacher, a martinet behind the lecturn, Reads her work to the class, saying, “Do you see? Here is a writer. Here is raw pain. Here is how you begin.” This is awesome - what a great poem! I'll be reading more of your work!

Behind the Smile (Poetry) - 1/8/2015 6:30:04 AM
I'll bet most serious writers are bears.

Behind the Smile (Poetry) - 1/3/2015 6:05:08 PM
I don't write for a reason, though I've written alot about the changing seasons, maybe though for a writer this is just so much or so little treason...-e-

Behind the Smile (Poetry) - 1/3/2015 2:23:49 PM
A most personal, honest, poignant, expressive and meaningful sharing through your verses, Eileen. I can "feel" what you are sharing. Love and best wishes to you, Regis

Behind the Smile (Poetry) - 1/3/2015 1:42:14 PM
~Eileen~ The young gal in the image ~ through so much fear not to be let go like the puppy. Now your letting go with your eyes open freeing unique moments of verse. Wonderfully penned. Lady Mary Ann

Behind the Smile (Poetry) - 1/3/2015 1:11:10 PM
There is nothing more encouraging than those rare great teachers. And nothing harder to overcome than a bad childhood. This was excellent.

Behind the Smile (Poetry) - 1/3/2015 1:10:56 PM
It is wonderful when one finds that they are valued. Strangely, I did not become a writer because of my paralysis. I was a writer well before that because I wanted to express what I experienced and dreamed. But especially what I experienced because it seems so meaningful to relate it. Kudos from my teachers helped a bit, but I would write nonetheless. Ron

Behind the Smile (Poetry) - 1/3/2015 10:54:04 AM
A book lives within these words of angst, pain feeling lost in other peoples games. Yet from the leap the eagle is soaring on the thermals of pain release.

Behind the Smile (Poetry) - 1/3/2015 9:35:34 AM
Well expressed. Using the 3rd person lifts above the risk of confessional poetry (which for this reader, bores the hell out of me.) You also keenly applied the magic of the 5 senses, arresting in the reader many of his or her own like memories. Kudos.

Sonnet to Home (Poetry) - 12/13/2014 6:02:45 AM
~Eileen~ Lovely heart of hearts in poetry to the shores given wonders. Lady Mary Ann

Sonnet to Home (Poetry) - 11/23/2014 8:35:34 AM
Such a beautifully written poem that strikes to the heart of the matter. Simply lovely. I understand your situation, now living in the Midwest where you miss that distant lonely seashore that you've seen all your life. Strange, but I miss it, too. I only lived there for three short years and only went to the seashore a few times, but the Gulf Coast does not compare to looking out over the Pacific. I recall, driving on Interstate 80 back into the Bay Area at sunset one time of few years after I left, when an immense feeling of "coming home" came over me. I've had many homes since then, but never felt like that in any of them. With the seasons and the comaraderie of new friends in your retirement retreat, especially at Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year, you will begin to feel less homesick as time goes on. Ron

Sonnet to Home (Poetry) - 11/23/2014 5:47:35 AM
I'm sure that Elizabeth would be flattered if not honored by your rendering. "Let me count the waves" is a wonderful line of parody. Overall, an endearing tribute to nature, to remembrance, and to the sheer joy or writing good poetry. Bravo!

Sonnet to Home (Poetry) - 11/23/2014 5:25:28 AM
A Lovely Sonnet To The Sea

Sonnet to Home (Poetry) - 11/23/2014 12:35:38 AM
wonderful beautiful poem. I stay near the beach...and I must enjoy it and try to be there more and more.Jk

Sonnet to Home (Poetry) - 11/22/2014 1:56:46 PM
Wonderful beach poem! I used to call Coney Island my second home!

Sonnet to Home (Poetry) - 11/22/2014 12:36:36 PM
I hear and agree regards your missing the ocean, as today I just went to the beach to give my love to old Mom ocean, I missed her and she me...enjoyed this write...-e-

Sonnet to Home (Poetry) - 11/22/2014 9:04:00 AM
You do Browning's poem justice, Just in imitation alone.

For Your Daughter by Yvette Johnson presented (Poetry) - 7/4/2014 5:03:08 AM
enjoyed reading your informative narrative I look forward to reading more of your work. m

Death of Maya Angelou (Poetry) - 6/7/2014 4:11:48 PM
What a true hero! People like her are very rare in this world. Few but they inspire me a lot. i pray that in heaven she dances with the angels and saints. A race well completed and a life well lived. Thanks Eileen for sharing. Mary

Death of Maya Angelou (Poetry) - 5/30/2014 10:14:20 AM
INDEED, SHE WILL BE PROFOUNDLY MISSED...BUT ALWAYS AND FOREVER, REMEMBERED. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS

Death of Maya Angelou (Poetry) - 5/29/2014 6:07:44 PM
May she be happy and fulfilled on her next "stage" of the journey. Perhaps we will get to meet her in person some day. Thank you for sharing this, Eileen. Love and best wishes, Regis

Death of Maya Angelou (Poetry) - 5/29/2014 6:28:25 AM
Yes, it's fair to say the world had lost a great poet: (Maya Angelou)! Well done, Eileen!

Death of Maya Angelou (Poetry) - 5/28/2014 10:05:44 PM
..."in minor ways we differ in major we're the same"...this is Planet Earth...intergalactic spiritual home of all of us...

Death of Maya Angelou (Poetry) - 5/28/2014 9:52:09 PM
How true and beautiful. It was nice of you to bring this poem of hers out in the aothor's den . Thank you so much for sharing this.Jk

Death of Maya Angelou (Poetry) - 5/28/2014 5:10:00 PM
One of the many powerful pieces she wrote so well and so truthfully. Her impact will long be remembered. Thanks for the posting,and continued success- Barbara J Henry

Death of Maya Angelou (Poetry) - 5/28/2014 11:31:18 AM
sad day for certain

Death of Maya Angelou (Poetry) - 5/28/2014 10:52:33 AM
R.I.P. Maya Angelou! You will continue to inspire many. Sandie

Death of Maya Angelou (Poetry) - 5/28/2014 9:21:33 AM
Poetry of which I like to partake. Showing much wisdom and grace, like the lady herself. Her voice will be missed in the landscape of the living. Ron

Death of Maya Angelou (Poetry) - 5/28/2014 8:15:02 AM
She and her poetry were both great. so glad you posted this.

Joyful Thoughts (Poetry) - 5/26/2014 3:24:31 PM
A great way to inspire Eileen I tend to write about my dry spells and dry ink wells And by doing so I still write...... Enjoyed your thoughts Love & peace be with you William

Joyful Thoughts (Poetry) - 4/29/2014 4:33:27 AM
Thank you, Lisa and Sandie Angel. Please note that the poem is the one and only Mary Oliver's. But Momma and I loved our poetry readings.

Joyful Thoughts (Poetry) - 4/28/2014 2:47:25 PM
A wonderful dedication to your mother. I'm sure she will like the choice of this poem for her. Sandie

Joyful Thoughts (Poetry) - 4/28/2014 2:43:35 PM
Very nice write. Left me longing for my Mother that passed also in 2001. How many roses in early summer uncurling above the pale sands then falling back in unfathomable willingness? Wonderful write!

Joyful Thoughts (Poetry) - 4/28/2014 10:56:56 AM
A wonderful poem and a wonderful sentiment. She is pleased to hear. Ron

World War I Poet, Wilfred Owen, a short analysis (Poetry) - 4/25/2014 5:52:31 PM
would be nice if all soldiers turned poets ...

World War I Poet, Wilfred Owen, a short analysis (Poetry) - 4/25/2014 7:06:34 AM
Already commented on your article. A fascinating, highly literate man. Unfortunately, wasted by war. Ron

World War I Poet, Wilfred Owen, a short analysis (Poetry) - 4/24/2014 2:46:11 PM
Wonderful poetic tribute to a WWI hero.

Sainthood Denied (Poetry) - 4/21/2014 9:34:07 AM
Subtle , straight forward, loved it. Keep penning

W.H. Auden's AS I WALKED OUT ONE EVENING presented (Poetry) - 4/15/2014 7:43:17 AM
I have a couple of Auden's books and have drawn inspiration from both of them... Cheers, Dan

W.H. Auden's AS I WALKED OUT ONE EVENING presented (Poetry) - 4/12/2014 6:29:08 AM
I assume Patrick is your husband...and he has capped Auden's poem with the perfect reply. What a guy!

W.H. Auden's AS I WALKED OUT ONE EVENING presented (Poetry) - 4/10/2014 6:39:50 PM
Grand Canyons are but ditches The mountains are but hills The towering clouds that scale the sky Are but atmospheric frills Yes these are Nature's marvels Time flows as time must do But perspective is in my favor All dwarfed by my love for you.

W.H. Auden's AS I WALKED OUT ONE EVENING presented (Poetry) - 4/9/2014 9:26:39 AM
I can see why you're inspired by W. H. Auden's recounting of how his evening walk went. Incredible writing and perception. To wish that I could write like that. Ron

20 Ways to Keep Your Wife as Your Lover (Poetry) - 4/9/2014 5:43:22 AM
So well written Eileen. This is every woman's desire in a man. Mary

W.H. Auden's AS I WALKED OUT ONE EVENING presented (Poetry) - 4/9/2014 5:35:20 AM
this is a beautiful poem budd

Sainthood Denied (Poetry) - 3/18/2014 10:56:16 AM
Happy belated birthday, Pat. Nice write. Sainthood denied indeed. Your poem tops the charts too. Liz

Sainthood Denied (Poetry) - 3/18/2014 3:03:38 AM
A Very Happy Belated Birthday to old Sainthood Denied Pat, I toasted him with a green beer, but I can't remember what I did after that.

Sainthood Denied (Poetry) - 3/17/2014 5:16:41 PM
happy, lucky, Birthday! have a green beer! cheers!

Sainthood Denied (Poetry) - 3/17/2014 4:03:27 PM
And from a New Yorker tried and true, the Irish have a hell of lot more on the ball than even the insightful thoughts you've posed here. There's spirit beyond the supernatural facade, there for those of us not so influenced by the common image of New York's Irish. They, more often than not, think and do outside the box. Of course that's just my experience after 25 years of living there. I could be wrong.

Sainthood Denied (Poetry) - 3/17/2014 7:23:34 AM
Heh.Heh I'd say that was tops also. Gotta love it! Uh, my middle name is Pat also, but I was named after the old time Green Acres character Mr. Haney played by Pat Buttram . . .

The Odd Couple (Poetry) - 3/8/2014 12:20:54 PM
poignant read

The Odd Couple (Poetry) - 3/7/2014 11:55:43 AM
Oh no!! This poem's ending is sad. Hope this is not your real life. Sandie

The Odd Couple (Poetry) - 3/7/2014 11:14:05 AM
Waltz? Geeze no wonder I messed up. I though it took two To tango:-)

The Odd Couple (Poetry) - 3/7/2014 10:48:56 AM
~Eileen~ A loving couple that shines throughtout your poetry. Wonderful poem. xx Lady Mary Ann

The Odd Couple (Poetry) - 3/7/2014 10:22:06 AM
powerful. well done.

The Odd Couple (Poetry) - 3/7/2014 10:19:31 AM
The perils of a long marriage. That last stanza really rocked me. Oh, if I could only dance again. Ron

The Odd Couple (Poetry) - 3/7/2014 9:34:32 AM
Far too often love just fades away...nicely done, Eileen. Anna

The Odd Couple (Poetry) - 3/7/2014 7:57:35 AM
Ahhh . . . Not me Budd, I loved the ending, for to reclaim what was you both have to try. Excellent, indepth poetry Eileen.

The Odd Couple (Poetry) - 3/7/2014 7:41:15 AM
this ending is so sad budd

Morning Epiphany (Poetry) - 2/28/2014 4:18:14 AM
A very sad mindset seems to envelop most of us these days.

A Pilgrim Soul (Poetry) - 2/27/2014 8:00:21 PM
Thank you for this, we need to choose to be enjoying all this too, it jusT does not hAPPEN jk

Morning Epiphany (Poetry) - 2/27/2014 3:06:29 PM
a great change, but never let your guard down or let your psychic umbrella be blowin around the breeze, too hard ...

Morning Epiphany (Poetry) - 2/27/2014 9:03:51 AM
~Eileen~ A wonderful change for you. Lady Mary Ann

Morning Epiphany (Poetry) - 2/27/2014 8:49:59 AM
You are in Missouri now y'all… Be polite and wave back! Ron

Morning Epiphany (Poetry) - 2/27/2014 8:09:01 AM
i so agree budd

Morning Epiphany (Poetry) - 2/27/2014 7:24:10 AM
Absolutely True The danger is in hiding Let it all hang out

A Pilgrim Soul (Poetry) - 2/26/2014 4:12:24 AM
What an absolute gem!!!! Stunning poetry, my dear... Anna

A Pilgrim Soul (Poetry) - 2/25/2014 7:09:30 AM
Serenely beautiful. A stranger in a new land. All the locals will get used to you very soon and you will become a part of their culture… It happened to my folks when they moved to the country. So, that's why Pat has not been blessing us with his humor. I hope you're able to weather this mean old winter and that Pat will get back to writing for us in the spring. Ron

A Pilgrim Soul (Poetry) - 2/24/2014 3:47:03 PM
a classical touch to your romanticism ... nice ...

A Pilgrim Soul (Poetry) - 2/24/2014 3:12:29 PM
i really enjoyed this one, thank you budd

A Pilgrim Soul (Poetry) - 2/24/2014 1:02:45 PM
~Eileen~ Beautiful poem filled with the wonderment. Enjoyed very much. Lady Mary Ann

A Pilgrim Soul (Poetry) - 2/24/2014 9:57:40 AM
Nice write, Eileen, I totally enjoyed reading. Cheers, Dan

Lighten Up (Poetry) - 10/21/2013 1:54:47 PM
Great write, and a wonderful way to "look on the bright side" and to,as you say so eloquently, lighten up. Thanks for sharing this jewel. Barbara J. Henry

September Moves On (Poetry) - 10/21/2013 1:51:18 PM
Great write Eileen! Would that September had thirty-one days too, but October has so much appeal,and after a few of its "golden days", I barely remember September. Barbara J Henry

September Moves On (Poetry) - 10/9/2013 2:41:36 PM
I like September too and appreciate this poem very much.

September Moves On (Poetry) - 10/9/2013 2:08:03 PM
love autumn, miss viewing the moutains kaleidescope at this time but I do love my new view of evergreen wetlands and all the beautiful bird visiting....love & peace William

September Moves On (Poetry) - 10/2/2013 2:19:07 AM
a beautiful autumn budd

September Moves On (Poetry) - 10/1/2013 7:50:39 PM
Leaves. October brings falling leaves in glorious technicolor, breath-taking cinemascope, and stereophonic sound. Love your wonderful description of September.

September Moves On (Poetry) - 10/1/2013 12:05:12 PM
Yes, the constant changing of the seasons “up north” is much more pleasant than perpetual summer punctuated by bouts of winter we get here in Texas. Ron

Fall in California (Poetry) - 9/24/2013 7:08:30 AM
That scene is beautiful and certainly not Southern California. I miss autumn greatly here in Texas. At least you have your retreat in Arkansas. The last time I was there––to Hot Springs in the fall––was several years ago. Beautifully written and expressed. Ron

Fall in California (Poetry) - 9/21/2013 5:52:05 AM
First signs of Fall in Portland, Or. this weekend; cool temps, and rain...and soon our neighbors will start using their fireplaces and wood stoves...I love the fall and I love your poem. Cheers, Dan

Fall in California (Poetry) - 9/21/2013 5:21:48 AM
Yesterday and today, so far, here in Thousand Oaks the mornings are cool and crisp and, as I take Mushy out for his 7:00 AM walk I do need a light jacket. And yes, it feels great to be on the cusp of fall. I love this poem of yours because, yes, it is as it is. Say "hi" to your husband for me. Mark (9/21/13)

Fall in California (Poetry) - 9/20/2013 8:31:29 AM
"Southern California does not have a normal climate" Nor do you have a normal husband, so you are screwed twice over, Eileen...LOL, e

Fall in California (Poetry) - 9/20/2013 8:07:28 AM
wonderfully worded visuals budd

Archipelago (Poetry) - 9/9/2013 3:17:40 AM
i really liked this budd

Archipelago (Poetry) - 9/7/2013 8:07:43 AM
I'm with Bob on this… Beautiful imagery and a very unique. Ron

Parallel Universes (Poetry) - 9/6/2013 9:54:52 PM
Attracted to the title, I stayed to view the country. Always pay attention. Be aware of your surroundings. Survival depends on location you know. Facing the inevitable, we endure. Dissater will take us if it will. Especially if we tempt the fate it presents. Enjoyed the reading Eileen. Bob

Archipelago (Poetry) - 9/6/2013 9:48:50 PM
Not being an island, I don't know how or what an island thinks. Probably nothing. We anthropomorphise freely and you've done it well. I remember many days ( or nights ) worked to the bone and felt all cold and blasted. Winter can wreck a man. On steel, in ice. I survived all that and am now a creaky rusting boat. In that way I might comprehend the island in the cold of winter. Comfort and connection. We find we fit together, hewn by forces and melded to fit. I enjoyed the reading Eileen. Bob

Alas, Poor Yorick (Poetry) - 8/22/2013 2:28:28 AM
a great write of literary heritage budd

Alas, Poor Yorick (Poetry) - 8/21/2013 6:15:15 AM
A nice little romp through literature. Enjoyed. Ron

Alas, Poor Yorick (Poetry) - 8/20/2013 10:50:24 AM
I concur with Regis. However, your quote, as you already know, is from Hamlet. The blighter who made that cute babe, Ophella go crazy! Who can forgive him for doing this to the lovely Kate Winslet. Pah! Enzo sounds like a true hero. ;)xx

Alas, Poor Yorick (Poetry) - 8/20/2013 8:04:42 AM
Seeking, searching without looking inward at all. Your poem is thought-eliciting and meaningful, Eileen. Thank you. Love and best wishes, Regis

Home Thoughts (Poetry) - 8/16/2013 4:26:13 AM
Gorgeous imagery you've painted here, Eileen...loved it! Anna

Weathered (Poetry) - 8/16/2013 4:12:11 AM
Absolutely beautifully penned, Eileen!!!! Loved it! Anna

Home Thoughts (Poetry) - 8/15/2013 12:13:43 PM
Reads like a fine introduction to your novel. Ron

Home Thoughts (Poetry) - 8/15/2013 8:03:55 AM
Without that gorgeous painting you have provided color and image and such strong visuals. The painting is frosting on the cake. Cheers, Dan

Weathered (Poetry) - 8/9/2013 12:43:43 PM
Some days are like that. Just don't listen to Ron H. I took his advice once and turned good lemons into bad lemonade.

Weathered (Poetry) - 8/9/2013 12:30:39 PM
Take some of that dust and pour some wine on it. Once it bakes into bricks you have the makings of the building blocks of a new novel. Ron

Weathered (Poetry) - 8/9/2013 5:17:42 AM
it happens often enough budd

Weathered (Poetry) - 8/8/2013 3:08:52 PM
Common occurrence.

Weathered (Poetry) - 8/8/2013 2:12:23 PM
You are just recharging your batteries, awaiting the next great assault. Cheers, Dan

Lighten Up (Poetry) - 7/15/2013 8:48:21 PM
a great way to start a beautiful day Love & Peace William

A Child's Miind (Poetry) - 7/13/2013 3:31:59 PM
Good thoughts in great form! I enjoyed this one Eileen Zach

Lighten Up (Poetry) - 5/27/2013 4:41:05 AM
this is really insightful and a joy to read--thank you

Lighten Up (Poetry) - 4/11/2013 5:59:14 AM
I like you when you're cheerful. I never thought that sequins would be inspirational. Reminds me of those cars I used to see where people hung crystals from their mirrors that would catch the morning sun and flash those of us following in our cars on the freeway with dancing colors. Ron

Lighten Up (Poetry) - 4/10/2013 3:18:42 PM
Made me smile! Awesome, Eileen! Anna

Lighten Up (Poetry) - 4/10/2013 8:29:54 AM
funny i like it budd

Lighten Up (Poetry) - 4/10/2013 8:14:53 AM
Nature does it every time :-) Wondrful write.

Lighten Up (Poetry) - 4/10/2013 7:32:12 AM
Good to see you posting...your 'lighten up' brightened my day. Cheers, Dan

Journey (Poetry) - 11/13/2012 10:56:50 AM
THOUGHT PROVOKING POEM,INDEED, EILEEN CONTINUED SUCCESS/ BARBARA J HENRY

Ode to Dogs by Gene Hill shared (Poetry) - 11/6/2012 11:37:59 AM
This touched me deeply....my precious little dog, Allie,(now going on fourteen years old) has just been diagnosed with cancer of the bladder. And I refuse to let whatever time she has left be sad and depressing....she worries about me when I'm upset....so I won't let her see my breaking heart....every moment with her is so precious! Anna

My St. Patrick (Poetry) - 11/6/2012 11:34:35 AM
Bravo!!!!! Great tribute to Patrick! He's made us laugh so much.... Anna

Mama (Poetry) - 11/6/2012 11:33:29 AM
Oh this is so touching! I can relate so well...my mom was 77 when she passed away in 2007....not a day goes by that I don't think of her....loved this one, Eileen.... Anna

20 Ways to Keep Your Wife as Your Lover (Poetry) - 11/6/2012 11:31:22 AM
Giggle.....its easy to see you both share a very vital thing......a wonderful sense of humor! This brought a chuckle....you have a new fan! Anna

BURST (Poetry) - 11/6/2012 11:29:32 AM
All of the above questions apply....giggle...nice lyrical lilt! Anna

The Labrador Retriever (Poetry) - 11/6/2012 11:27:57 AM
Love this! So light and lively and every word truth! Gorgeous picture! Anna

A Dog's Love (Poetry) - 10/23/2012 12:05:26 PM
An oldy that still is popular I see. Timeless subject and a great dog. Still have the love bite scar to prove it. p

BURST (Poetry) - 8/30/2012 1:45:57 PM
Eileen ~ A time or two 'Burst' Best wishes for your anthology of flash fiction, BURST. Lady Mary Ann

BURST (Poetry) - 8/30/2012 11:08:14 AM
Good questions all. Mighty fine poetry too. Good luck with your book. Of flash fiction I don't have a clue. I hope it is something like texting. ;-) Ron

BURST (Poetry) - 8/30/2012 8:21:37 AM
You take on a lot within the lines of this poem, Eileen. Congratulations on your anthology of flash fiction, BURST. May it do well.

BURST (Poetry) - 8/30/2012 8:21:33 AM
Oh, I love it. I thought it a bit unexpected, and so was tickled and surprised. It felt like bursting through the clouds to sunny skies where you know what to do and what words to do it with! This made me happy. Thank you. Be well, Kathy

The Labrador Retriever (Poetry) - 7/1/2012 6:16:07 PM
Hey Eileen. Very nice! I had a Lab many years ago. It was the most lovable dog I've ever had.

Death's Door (Poetry) - 5/13/2012 3:39:13 PM
Que sera, sera...nicely done. I love the line about attitude. So true.

Dream House (Poetry) - 5/6/2012 8:54:29 AM
I feel joyous, safe, loved and content. A lovely dream of blessings. Sweet the gingham curtains puffing from the fresh breezes of the sea. Lady Mary Ann

Dream House (Poetry) - 5/3/2012 10:29:08 AM
Often are dreams are just someone who loves us telling us that all is well and to enjoy the summer breeze on the curtains. fee

Dream House (Poetry) - 5/3/2012 8:55:16 AM
There seem to be also many mansions in your soul, sunlit and gleaming, keep the doors open as you are, bless you!

Dream House (Poetry) - 5/3/2012 8:22:57 AM
Thoughtful and introspective. It's actually a very good basis for a book...The Preparer. Patrick

Death's Door (Poetry) - 4/29/2012 6:02:11 PM
Oh, I'm so sorry Eileen! Your poetry is compelling, the subject matter bravely explored. Sadly, I have just gone through it with my own brave father. His memorial service was this past weekend. I hope you find peace and comfort, and lean on that upliftingly humorous poetic husband of yours. Blessings and strength, Christine

Death's Door (Poetry) - 4/25/2012 4:40:37 PM
Blessings Eileen Lady Mary Ann

Death's Door (Poetry) - 4/25/2012 10:59:25 AM
We are born to die. Don't much like the way it is set up, but what the heck. A lot of us don't have a choice when death comes a-calling. Would that it be a fast track into death rather than what your father is going through. We don't always have a choice. I hope I will have that choice, I have a plan. I feel for you in this time of your sorry, Eileen.

Death's Door (Poetry) - 4/25/2012 9:53:29 AM
A poignant account of your father's struggle with death. You are so right. We cannot choose which way we go. Ron

Death's Door (Poetry) - 4/25/2012 8:07:35 AM
No he is not. He will remain the Major until his last breath. But this is the one time he cannot pull rank and I foresee a pile of figs. p

Death's Door (Poetry) - 4/25/2012 7:09:02 AM
For those of us still on this side of death’s door, quite often much is made of those last few steps. I believe we should pay much more attention to all the steps leading up to those last few. Our time will come, in the meantime, watch your step. My thoughts are with you. Dick

Death's Door (Poetry) - 4/25/2012 3:57:28 AM
I am so sorry. Know you are in my prayers and thoughts during this season of life. I know how it is. I lost my big, strong Daddy nearly four years ago, and I did not get to say goodbye to him or get to go to his funeral. (((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :(

Death's Door (Poetry) - 4/24/2012 1:54:50 PM
Better NOT to go silently into that good night...better to fly into death in a rush saying "Wow, what a trip, wish I could do it all over again..."! Hope YOU stay strong through this time, Eileen...e

Death's Door (Poetry) - 4/24/2012 9:16:06 AM
I PRAY THAT HE MIGHT BE AFFORDED THE ACCEPTABLE PEACE SO NEEDED AT THIS TIME. AND YOU...I PRAY THAT YOU MIGHT BE STRENGTHENED AS YOU ENDURE THE SADNESS OF THIS THING...IN LOVING DUTY...UNTIL THE END. GOD BLESS. LOVE AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS

Death's Door (Poetry) - 4/24/2012 9:05:52 AM
Very prophetic my friend and those of us who have been at that door with perhaps even a foot inside know that it is all relevent to how we live the time we are given. Well done. fee

True Love (Poetry) - 4/20/2012 5:08:00 PM
The song titled "The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow" came to mind. True love together we are stronger, smarter, richer, fufilled. Oh, laughing at each other with a glimmer in your eyes. Lady Mary Ann

True Love (Poetry) - 4/19/2012 11:44:59 AM
The truth be told by you, and I know it's true. It's true love that comes through. Now I know everything I wanted to know about Patrick. Ron

True Love (Poetry) - 4/19/2012 5:28:29 AM
No white horse in the picture for me for the 3rd time or 2nd time, 1st was kind of a black hore, i must say, 2nd was terrific, do i get a chance for a 3rd I keep asking God.

True Love (Poetry) - 4/18/2012 3:00:58 PM
oh eileen this is so great....my favorite part are the last 5 lines...so neat when the comfortable true meaningfu thingss are recognized isn't it

True Love (Poetry) - 4/18/2012 11:51:00 AM
Ah tis' all true, well except for the bossy part. I merely suggest. Patrick

True Love (Poetry) - 4/18/2012 11:35:23 AM
Very sweet Eileen, at least until that line about the smelly feet. In THE HINTS BOOK that I sent to Patrick, I refer you the index under ODORS- FOOT, which should lead you to pages 48 and 307. There is a limit to how much one should be asked to endure in the name of love. Dick

True Love (Poetry) - 4/18/2012 8:49:01 AM
True day to day love has come your way. And the carriage too doesn't stay?? Enjoyed db

Simple Pleasure (Poetry) - 2/25/2012 11:30:47 AM
Simple pleasures indeed. For me it was climbing trees and making "slingshots" out of a Y in a branch and using an old inner tube for the rubber straps. Why must we grow up? Enjoyed this Eileen. Thanks Dick

Simple Pleasure (Poetry) - 2/24/2012 6:08:34 PM
beautiful. ~ Morgan

Simple Pleasure (Poetry) - 2/24/2012 2:13:36 PM
felt this one - I too am one who loves the swings, still to this day, if I'm at a park with one, I get on...I adore that feeling.

Ode to Dogs by Gene Hill shared (Poetry) - 2/23/2012 1:33:13 PM
He is more than JUST your dog, he is God...e

Simple Pleasure (Poetry) - 2/23/2012 1:31:08 PM
Never was able to swing, can't even now look at someone doing so without getting an odd feeling in my head...like that of being dizzy...no, being really dizzy, not the same kind of dizzy that Pat is...;-)e

Simple Pleasure (Poetry) - 2/23/2012 11:48:28 AM
Love your poem of carefree days on a swing. How fun ! To having fun with the grandchildren on the swings ! Once again ! to delight in a childhood's best ever! Lady Mary Ann

A New Me? (Poetry) - 2/17/2012 12:35:46 PM
So cute! I liove it! Thanks for sharing Eileen! Blessings to you! Debbie

Ice Heart (Poetry) - 2/9/2012 10:16:08 PM
LIGHT IS NEVER SHINES AS BRIGHT...AS WHEN IT SHINES IN DARKNESS. A FROZEN HEART THAT HAS BEEN 'MELTED' BY THE WARMTH OF THE SUN, HAS NEVER BEEN MORE BEAUTIFULLY 'REFINED' AND THUS COMES FORTH WITH 'TREASURES'...AS PURE GOLD. FOR EVERYTHING...THERE IS A SEASON. WELL DONE AND ENJOYED. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS

Ode to Dogs by Gene Hill shared (Poetry) - 12/1/2011 2:51:25 PM
...and I thought this was about hubby. Hope he's as well trained. Tops to read an upbeat poem!

Ode to Dogs by Gene Hill shared (Poetry) - 11/25/2011 11:52:32 AM
BRAVO! A WONDERFUL TRIBUTE TO, '...MAN'S BEST FRIEND...' THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS

Ode to Dogs by Gene Hill shared (Poetry) - 11/25/2011 3:46:20 AM
A marvelous quote about our truly marvelous canine companions. And oddly enough, I quoted Gene Hill too in my last poem - Dog Is My Teacher, Part III.

Ode to Dogs by Gene Hill shared (Poetry) - 11/23/2011 6:42:08 PM
From one lover of dogs to another: BRAVO! Mark

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