Recent Reviews for Harry E Gilleland
A Wandering Warrior (Book) - 6/26/2013 4:48:47 PM|
What makes a historical fiction novel a good read is simple; it is historical realism included in a dynamically illustrated tale that is populated with engaging characters along with an especially appealing protagonist and this novel accomplishes just that. A Wandering Warrior is the eighth published work of noted author and poet, Harry E. Gilleland Jr. This tale of historical fiction is set in rugged twelfth century England and follows the life and adventures of young, tough and handsome - Thomas Beaumont. Thomas having only his brother John and Uncle as family finds himself propelled on a dangerous mission of retribution across England because of the actions of a barbarous High Sheriff – Simon Mowbray, who murdered his only brother John, in cold blood.
Surviving the hard life of a commoner, Thomas endures life as a feckless warrior, a soldier for hire who fights the battles of others for a price. Handsome and gallant he is afraid of no one and no battle is too small for him. Also, as a consequence of living the nomadic lifestyle of a soldier for hire, Thomas finds little time for dealings with the fairer sex, let alone love. However, Thomas does eventually learn that love and attachments are just what he needs and his days of wandering should become a thing of his past.
Written in an earthy but time period appropriate tone - this is a story filled with heart, adventure, and honor that is pragmatic in its portrayal of life in old England. The scenes of bloody violence are expertly depicted with vividly detailed scenes of sword – play, blood, and gore that places the reader right in the midst of the action, making the novel even more engaging of a read. Another entertaining aspect of this adventure- filled tale is the interactions between Thomas and the various women he encounters on his sojourn for vengeance- it is seasoned with a dash of humor, a little sexy and totally enjoyable. The pace of the novel is consistent, and keeps you riveted until the end. In my humble opinion, A Wandering Warrior is a great tale told by a wonderful storyteller and would make a great summer read for mature readers.
Gilleland Poetry: Storoems and Poems (Book) - 7/21/2005 7:09:14 AM
Within the covers of Gilleland Poetry : Storoems and Poems lyrist Gilleland offers the reader a wide variety of style, subject and feelings to fit any reader want or need. I enjoyed the wide variety of themes from the heartfelt to thoughtful, tribute to merry. There is truly something for everyone, and something for every occasion included in the work. Gilleland Poetry : Storoems and Poems is one man’s life’s journey presented in thought and notion through his insights, notions, understandings and words.
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Worn Down by the Sea and Life (Poetry) - 9/18/2013 12:24:02 PM
I can't help thinking that you are the old man from whence you are describing. Your fine edges are still working quite well with this one.
Worn Down by the Sea and Life (Poetry) - 9/17/2013 12:39:58 PM
O my god you struck deep into my soul with this tale. But you ended it with such perfection that I can give you a well earned A+. Brilliant!
Mortality (Poetry) - 6/24/2013 11:27:53 PM
Jesus is my Hero.
Man will let you down ever time.
Peace, love and abundant blessings,
John Michael Domino
Mortality (Poetry) - 6/23/2013 3:07:13 PM
And yet the death of each and every saint is precious in God's sight because they are then transformed, reborn with spiritual bodies and ushered into the heavenly realms of glory... no, death is not the end, but rather a fresh beginning, a necessary threshold, a momentary night heralding a new dawn. Squirrels and saints alike, the knock on death's door is but a brief candle wick snuffed only to be transformed, transfigured, transubstantiated. Seasons don't fear the reaper... nor do the wind or the sun or the rain... Don't fear the reaper. Though the lyrics come from a Blue Oyster Cult song, my faith in afterlife is not a cult-like tenet, but a rock-solid belief based on years of an intimate relationship with the Creator of the Universe, and confirmed and corroborated with several decades of answered prayers. We cannot always get what we want, but if we remain faithful, we get what we need. That comes not from the Rolling Stones, but from the One whose grave stone was rolled away to reveal the firstborn from the dead--our savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. Thanks to his work, we can echo the line from John Donne's sonnet with conviction: Death Where is Thy Sting?
Mortality (Poetry) - 6/23/2013 6:44:35 AM
It is really too bad that that kid is so heartless. I recall a story when I was a teenager about guys who drove in the night and killed animals with their car in a wooded area. The story ended with the driver losing control and dying––good riddance.
The English professor friend of mine who read my short story, Brian Bushytail and the Urban Forest, said she couldn't finish reading it is it contained too much death. Recently, while driving in the same area that I wrote the story about, the squirrel darted out and did a 180° turn under my left front wheel. I overreacted and ended up close to the front steps of the house, between huge trees, with a slashed front left tire. Yet I was grateful that the squirrels survived.
The only time I ever recall running over any animal in the road was a tragic time when my grandmother and I were driving to California in 1966. As I climbed the Cascade Range in Oregon, I believe, although I tried to avoid them, I ran over two squirrels and know that I hit them, in spite of my efforts to avoid them, because I saw them in the review mirror. It made me sick to think that I couldn't miss them.
Mortality (Poetry) - 6/23/2013 1:43:45 AM
as we all should you are so right all life is precious
Mortality (Poetry) - 6/22/2013 5:23:13 PM
Its so sad how some people can care SO little for the death of one of God's creatures, big or small. Some people are void of compassion. Excellent and preceptive write.
Love and blessings,
Nature’s Yard Art (Poetry) - 6/22/2013 9:54:32 AM
that was a wonderous vision then
Fishing For Financial Data (Poetry) - 4/11/2013 7:12:33 AM
Strange, once they determine your age, they redouble their efforts as though somehow you are going senile. The only ones I've known who have fallen for these shysters tend to be young, and inexperienced. It's a shame that so many of them are ashamed of their loss and don't come forth and vigorously get the FBI on the asses of the bastards.
Fishing For Financial Data (Poetry) - 4/11/2013 2:28:02 AM
a warning to the unwise
Closeness of War (Poetry) - 2/21/2013 11:11:00 AM
Yes, war has, always been impersonal because the other side was usually characterized as being evil and therefore, deserving to be killed, no matter how atrociously. However, killing someone up close and personal often caused a soldier to have second thoughts about what he was doing and quickly forgive his enemy after battle.
Today's impersonal arm's-length killing from the office shows us how far removed we are from mortal combat in today's world. War has become a video game for most, and a reality show, for sure. I for one, will study war no more.
Closeness of War (Poetry) - 2/21/2013 3:36:17 AM
it does take the horror out of war and liken it to just a video game' far to sad what technology has allowed man to become
Dried Flowers (Poetry) - 2/17/2013 9:03:20 AM
What a wonderful story about the remembrance of first love. So many young women lost their loves to war. Let's hope it stops soon.
Designing Tip for Men (Poetry) - 2/11/2013 1:44:08 PM
Thanks for reading and commenting, Ron. Double check your dictionary re the word "bust". As a verb (not a noun), "bust" means "to burst or break", thus making my use of the word "bust" correct.
Designing Tip for Men (Poetry) - 2/11/2013 10:54:22 AM
I believe the word is, “burst." A bust is another thing altogether. ;-) I agree with you 100%, that's why I do my design and installation before ever bringing a woman on the scene.
Dragon Fighting All Afternoon (Poetry) - 2/3/2013 1:20:35 PM
Your story does beguile me, but if he had befriended the Dragon I would have liked it more.
The Grandfather Clock (Poetry) - 1/31/2013 5:39:10 PM
Your poem reminds me of the song, "My Grandfathers Clock..."
A terrific timeless poetic piece!
Aged Love Between Seniors (Poetry) - 1/22/2013 12:32:01 PM
It's hard for me to agree because I've known many seniors who were single and seemed to get along fine. I remember my great aunt, some fifteen years after my great uncle died, telling me that an old coot was after her and she was having trouble trying to ditch him. As far as I know, she never hung out with another man. On the other hand, couples who've been together a long time seem to have a kind of communion that sustains them both. An aunt of mine ( my uncle ran off and disappeared) resisted other men for many years, but eventually took up with several boyfriends before she had dementia and could no longer be with her last one.
Aged Love Between Seniors (Poetry) - 1/22/2013 7:29:39 AM
I appreciate you looking at all the stages where love is present, alive and flourishing.
Aged Love Between Seniors (Poetry) - 1/22/2013 6:34:22 AM
Splendid how you take the stages of love through the stages of life. Excellent work.
Aged Love Between Seniors (Poetry) - 1/22/2013 6:01:48 AM
truer words have never been written
Cancer Could Not Break Her Spirit! (Poetry) - 9/26/2012 10:13:22 AM
A fine old to a valiant woman. I am reading more lately about the body's ability to defeat cancers that are continually occurring naturally. If we have the right stuff, we can go through life without cancer. In the case of your friend, I believe her determination turned on certain genes that created the white blood cells necessary to fight the cancer much longer than expected.
Cancer Could Not Break Her Spirit! (Poetry) - 9/25/2012 11:24:58 PM
Powerfully written, Harry
Living With His Memories (Poetry) - 7/21/2012 11:00:59 AM
Many do this. And I guess I am in that boat. However, I am unfamiliar with that ordinary man he describe doing since ordinary things that ended up to nothing but living longer than everyone else. Such a pity to have memories like that and only wish to be reunited with family and friends instead of recounting the extraordinary things life has visited.
Shredding Checks (Poetry) - 7/17/2012 10:33:01 AM
You just about covered it. Before there was money, people traded their work, their livestock, and whatever they could grow, and ended their life with little or nothing unless they were on King, Lord, merchant, or banker. Nothing has really changed except the amount of disposable income we have which we quickly dispose of. I don't have much and never accumulated much. But somehow, this house is filled with junk I don't need, all purchased by those checks, cash, or debits I didn't have to spend. They call it the economy. I call it a bit wasteful.
On the other hand I just had to “prove” all my expenses last year for the small subsidy I get to take care of paying for my three attendants. It's a pain to dredge them all up, even if I am using the computer for proof.
Privatize! Privatize! Privatize! (Poetry) - 6/5/2012 10:02:45 AM
That's exactly what my studies show. Competition is good. However, it quickly becomes monopoly when unrestrained. But the voting public doesn't understand is that private companies only do what's in the contract for the amount they charge. Any service that is outside the contract either doesn't get done or is expected to be picked up by charity or volunteer work.
They won't stop until they have eliminated the post office and public education.
Reckon I Should Move Overseas? (Poetry) - 3/2/2012 4:30:56 PM
I know, it's a tough situation....my son served 8 yrs in the Marines, and is now in school, so I am glad for him on that count..but the days of making a living working in a store are long gone, things are too expensive....sad...
What Does One Death Matter? (Poetry) - 3/1/2012 5:00:36 PM
again i like your use of the sparrow, the common is never enough praised. to love the loveable is true.
Sparrows of the Human World (Poetry) - 3/1/2012 4:56:24 PM
the drab do not garner attention
but the noticed get eaten
the flat tone goes unheard
where the listened to get captured or worse
hurray for the common, the poor the normal
they can champion the mundane
Sparrows of the Human World (Poetry) - 2/27/2012 8:57:26 PM
Yes, and how can this happen? The Poor are poor, they disappear weirdly, shot without discrepency. Gone before their time, as it were. Sad, so sad. Great piece, Harry.
Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
Sparrows of the Human World (Poetry) - 2/20/2012 9:52:32 AM
interesting analogy ...
clever and well written ...
The Ant Farm (Poetry) - 1/28/2012 8:04:31 PM
...this is a valuable little verse that begs a sequel... can you imagine if the occupy Wall Street movement were to hit more than a public nerve and actually make the 1% feel consequences... wonder what that might look like... if the ant fits... wear will it end up?
Anyways, Harry, your poem deserves more comments... it is quite a good write.
Americans Acting Like Nazis (Poetry) - 11/10/2011 7:33:43 PM
"We are a different, better class of people today."
sarcasm aside, couldn't have said it better ....
Americans Acting Like Nazis (Poetry) - 11/9/2011 8:28:30 AM
Bravely spoken, Harry. Thank you! Time to review the meaning of "all men/women are created equal"...
Peace & Blessings,
Dog (Poetry) - 11/6/2011 3:03:04 PM
Beautifully expressed! Dogs do have angelic ways.
Dog (Poetry) - 11/6/2011 11:18:58 AM
This made me cry. I have a precious dog named Blackie. I don't know what I'd do without him. Enjoyed your story, yes...dog's DO save lives.
Dog (Poetry) - 11/6/2011 6:17:19 AM
A beautiful story...well written...e
Dog (Poetry) - 11/6/2011 5:00:09 AM
Dogs truly are man's best friend, and their immense loyalty and devotion is both amazing and inspiring.
I just posted a poem about a starving old dog still defending a boarded up home, long after her family had moved away and cruelly left her there.
I think we human beings can learn much from dogs.
New Exogenous Species: Kudzu Bugs (Poetry) - 11/3/2011 10:36:27 AM
When I was in Georgia, kudzu bugged me, even wrote a poem about it. And now we have these stink bugs along with snake head fish and those lovely Chinese carp jumping in our boats. As I look out on our bird feeder as dozens of English sparrows and one red squirrel annihilate our birdseed. What's the world coming to?
Insulated From Nature (Poetry) - 8/23/2011 9:10:53 PM
How well you describe all that we left behind through the technological march forward. Much to be said for days past...
Be always safe,
Insulated From Nature (Poetry) - 8/22/2011 3:18:15 PM
Strong write. At what price comes this progress? Your poem spells out a bottom line whose exorbitance is increasingly becoming untenable, and it does so with an alacrity and wit that makes for worthwhile reading.
Insulated From Nature (Poetry) - 8/22/2011 10:30:46 AM
With apologies to General Electric, Harry, Progress
is often Our Least Important Product. And the proof
is laid out for us in your powerful poem. -gene.
Insulated From Nature (Poetry) - 8/22/2011 5:41:14 AM
I very sadly agree with you, especially these sad 'modern' days when even our young children now only know indoor technology, and less and less of them learn to marvel at the wonders of good old Mother Nature. Unlike many today, I long for those Good Old Days when most of us enjoyed The Great Outdoors, and now I always avoid the Interstates and travel the old country roads.
Insulated From Nature (Poetry) - 8/21/2011 3:55:52 PM
Yes, modern man has comfort beyond compare, but are we really all that comfortable or are we just living beyond our means...we would surely be better living as they did in the past, when time moved slower & it seemed life did longer last...e
What Does One Death Matter? (Poetry) - 8/21/2011 8:08:58 AM
Very well written food for thought. Thank you for sharing.
What Does One Death Matter? (Poetry) - 8/20/2011 7:54:58 PM
You've used euphemism, in this turn of events in the lines to implicate the ideas to the reader. Tying the end with the young boy saying his final line... Thanks for sharing...
What Does One Death Matter? (Poetry) - 8/20/2011 7:21:17 PM
By Nature Sparrow If New Born Baby Bird Cannot Fly --Momma Bird Kicks Baby Bird Out Of Nest--
As Child I Buried Many Of Them In My Back Yard...Most Neighbors Simply Threw Them In Trash Cans...
Tales Around the Campfire (Poetry) - 8/20/2011 7:39:00 AM
Thanks, Harry, for filling me in on what I've missed in not being
a scout and not enjoying those campfire tales. -gene.
Tales Around the Campfire (Poetry) - 8/20/2011 6:00:21 AM
Fun story...I remember those days & after a story like that I used to climb trees and sleep up off the ground...till I fell out in the middle of the night...LOL
Tales Around the Campfire (Poetry) - 8/19/2011 10:38:38 PM
Quite a tale here, seems you've went out of your way to rhyme and just kept this in free verse, altogether... Thanks for sharing...
The Summer of Drought (Poetry) - 8/13/2011 9:04:22 PM
Boy, you really made this drought come alive, I was thirsty after reading this, lol!! It was amazing how you made each line more and more oppressive, but didn't overstate or repeat descriptions. Nice work.
The Summer of Drought (Poetry) - 8/9/2011 5:45:01 AM
The unfortunate part of no rain will be that when it ends it will in devastating floods when it does start to come down...I have to say that living in NJ may not be the best place, but we seem to have a temperate climate, with rain in summer & snow in winter...stay safe & try to stay cool...Ed
A Lifetime of Walks Along the Seashore (Poetry) - 8/8/2011 4:56:37 PM
A "storoem" to remember, teeming with love and devotion....Well done!
A Lifetime of Walks Along the Seashore (Poetry) - 8/8/2011 2:12:01 PM
Excellent...those born by the sea,
will as well die there,
as did she...ed
The “River Horse” (Poetry) - 7/23/2011 12:54:18 PM
interesting...must do a little 'research' in fantacy to decipher...but interesting just the same
A Baby Was Born Today (Poetry) - 7/18/2011 3:27:55 PM
Wow, this is so sad!
Let's hope that there are positive births in this world.
The Hot-air Balloon Ride (Poetry) - 7/5/2011 3:55:00 AM
lol! The was hilarious! Thanks for sharing! :)
The Hot-air Balloon Ride (Poetry) - 7/4/2011 9:13:28 AM
Funny, Harry. Hot air can almost always get one in trouble. -gene.
A Daughter’s Dream (Poetry) - 6/26/2011 10:26:01 AM
This really arouses sympathy and hope. "God works in mysterious ways" and sometimes speaks through dreams.
If this is fictional, you have a lot of compassion in your heart.
America Is a Christian Nation (Poetry) - 6/1/2011 1:39:28 PM
WHAT CAN I SAY HARRY...YOU ARE, OF COURSE, RIGHT. AMERICA DOES NOT, IN MANY INSTANCES(NOT ALL), EXEMPLIFY A CHRISTIAN NATION. HOWEVER, LEFT ME GIVE YOU A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF WHY I LOVE AMERICA IN SPITE OF HER MANY FAULTS. THIS ARTICLE, FOR INSTANCE, THAT YOU HAVE WRITTEN - IN MANY COUNTRIES YOUR WORDS WOULD BE A DEATH SENTENCE OR, AT LEAST, A LONG PRISON TERM. FREEDOM OF THE PRESS! FREEDOM OF SPEECH! I LOVE IT! FREEDOM OF RELIGION! OKAY, SO ADMITTEDLY WE'VE GOT SOME MESSED UP INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE STILL 'BLIND' TO THE LOVE OF GOD, BUT WE DO HAVE COURTS AND THEY WORK(MORE OFTEN THAN NOT-SMILE). SO WHAT AM I SAYING? THE NUMEROUS FREEDOMS THAT ARE ENJOYED IN AMERICA IS 'BECAUSE' AMERICA, INDEED, 'IS' A CHRISTIAN NATION. WE ARE NOT A PERFECT CHRISTIAN NATION BUT WE ARE KEPT AFLOAT BY THE PRAYERS OF THE MILLIONS OF FREE WORSHIPPING CHRISTIANS WHO CALL THIS NATION THEIR HOME. I AM A CHRISTIAN, I OFTEN DO THINGS THAT ARE NOT RIGHT BUT THANK GOD FOR 'MERCY AND GRACE' THAT COVERS MY SHORTCOMINGS. THIS SAME 'MERCY AND GRACE' COVERS AMERICA, A CHRISTIAN NATION! AS LONG AS MY BOWL HOLDS WATER, I AM NOT CONCERNED ABOUT ITS NICKS AND CHIPS HERE AND THERE...'CAUSE ITS MY BOWL AND I LOVE IT AND I(AND OTHERS) CAN DRINK WATER OUT OF IT, JUST FINE, WHEN THIRSTY. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
America Is a Christian Nation (Poetry) - 5/27/2011 4:30:01 PM
America is flawed, the planet is flawed, the universe is flawed, every man and woman are flawed, there are none righteous, no not one! Thanks for the reminder.
Who Were the Savages? (Poetry) - 4/22/2011 6:15:54 PM
I think you answered the question, Harry. -gene.
The Whitewater Trip (Poetry) - 4/8/2011 5:31:02 PM
Fascinating, Harry. Exciting trip. Great write. -gene.
One Price for Mankind’s Folly (Poetry) - 3/22/2011 3:45:42 PM
The chief reason for their demise
is silly indeed; well said!
Some of the 'medicine' shops in my part
of the world are ...disgusting to say the least.
Fine work, Harry.
The Re-gifted Birthday Card (Poetry) - 3/12/2011 11:43:05 AM
A loving tale, Harry, lovingly told. -gene.
The Re-gifted Birthday Card (Poetry) - 3/12/2011 5:56:14 AM
A very nice story. Some of us are "keepers" and can't bear to let go of the beautiful memories a card or letter brings. And as in this story, we know who among us will treasure what we treasure. Warm and wonderfully expressed.
The Re-gifted Birthday Card (Poetry) - 3/11/2011 9:45:23 PM
How uniquely unto its own with a heartwarming tale to share something of sentimental value from the past, well said.
Be always safe,
Sound the Alarm! (Poetry) - 2/3/2011 12:20:02 PM
You summed it up perfectly in that last line, Harry.
Sound the Alarm! (Poetry) - 2/1/2011 3:17:03 PM
It's so true. History repeats itself. You've expressed it well in this marvelous poem.
Hunting Bargains (Poetry) - 1/18/2011 10:12:58 AM
Beautiful poem. I, too, love old things passed down through generations. Things like those are priceless.
Reflections on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2011 (Poetry) - 1/17/2011 1:06:21 PM
This is such a great tribute to a man who changed the course of history that I read it four times. I applaud your talent Harry as I know Dr. King and the brothers Kennedy are slso doing.
Reflections on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2011 (Poetry) - 1/17/2011 11:42:33 AM
I totally agree with these elloquent lines, Harry.
One would hope that this would be a better country
had Dr. King, Jack, and Bobby lived to make it so.
An Unattainable Dream? (Poetry) - 11/30/2010 8:54:27 PM
reminds me of "all i am saying is give peace a chance" ...
enlightened perspective and nicely crafted poem ...
A Horse Of Legend (Poetry) - 10/11/2010 7:52:26 AM
Your greatest admiration shines through!
Remember Me (Poetry) - 9/15/2010 2:42:53 PM
You're a helluva storyteller, Harry. -gene.
Remember Me (Poetry) - 9/14/2010 7:21:31 PM
How sad and a scene that seems to repeat itself far too often...
Be always safe,
Remember Me (Poetry) - 9/14/2010 1:17:52 PM
Remember Me (Poetry) - 9/14/2010 5:39:55 AM
A heartbreaker for sure. One always wonders why these things happen and what would thier lives have been like. A true tearjerker.
Alternative Lives (Poetry) - 8/4/2010 3:53:22 PM
Interesting how you present one scenario with more than one outcome. Oh the choices we make, huh?
Be always safe,
A Hero’s Tale (Poetry) - 7/31/2010 6:33:12 PM
Brilliant write Harry, The tragedy the Vietnam war was the lack of respect for the men and women who fought in that conflict with failing support from home. You do a fine job to highlight the bravery and courage of at least two of those soldiers that should have been honoured long before they were.
Talons of Death (Poetry) - 7/25/2010 5:55:24 AM
nature indeed is a giant restaurant ...
Talons of Death (Poetry) - 7/22/2010 4:39:57 PM
Wow, that was almost as hard for me to read as it was for you to watch. Which, to me, shows how wonderful your talent is.
Talons of Death (Poetry) - 7/22/2010 3:14:06 AM
An excellent poem, Harry; these birds of prey are quite scary !
Ancient Enemies (Poetry) - 6/16/2010 6:10:10 PM
A very interesting interpretation!
Ancient Enemies (Poetry) - 6/16/2010 9:20:58 AM
Very funny. I think you have a point here. ;)
Gunshots In The Night (Poetry) - 6/16/2010 4:05:15 AM
A nice reflection on the inequality that exists in our society. The mental imagery you paint makes me feel like I was there...best regards, Dave
Singing By Whales (Poetry) - 6/16/2010 3:51:54 AM
Gee Harry, I wish the world could read this poem. I have had the privilege of watching these magnificent creature at close range off the east coast of Australia on their annual journey South every summer. They are a sight to behold! The Australian government is at this present time in the international court trying to ban Japan's annual hunt of 1000 Minke whales for so called 'scientific purposes'. Let us hope that their 'soulful song' does not fall upon deaf ears.
A pleasure to read!
The Roar of the Lion (Poetry) - 6/15/2010 9:06:54 AM
Greetings, Chantilly Lace, Elisabeth Barstowe, & Karen Palumbo ~~
My thanks to each of you for reading my work and leaving a comment. I am pleased that you all enjoyed my poem.
The Roar of the Lion (Poetry) - 6/14/2010 5:01:27 PM
You bring out the beauty that is usually left unseen...
Be always safe,
The Roar of the Lion (Poetry) - 6/14/2010 9:32:32 AM
I absolutely love this!
The Roar of the Lion (Poetry) - 6/14/2010 7:45:58 AM
Very well written..enjoyed dear man..I love the lion such a beautiful creature..stay safe and well..Hugss
An Old Man’s Nighttime Frustration (Poetry) - 6/13/2010 2:54:21 PM
Oh Harry, what a wonderful insight...but I'm sure you're imagining your future;-) Dave
The Gulf Oil Spill –2010 (Poetry) - 6/3/2010 1:40:25 PM
This is a well-written comment on this subject. If only there wern't so many of sarah's sheeple, blindly following her off the cliff.
A Dis-Ash-ter (Poetry) - 5/19/2010 4:28:32 PM
Like life - the ash tree's lament.
Much enjoyed, ~D.
A Dis-Ash-ter (Poetry) - 5/16/2010 5:30:33 AM
You have a very nice style, Harry, good work
A Dis-Ash-ter (Poetry) - 5/15/2010 4:57:07 PM
I like your style, this speaks to the fallen. I don't know how I have missed your storoems. I look forward to reading more.
Be Well, Carin
Traversing The Sea Of Life (Poetry) - 3/31/2010 12:20:57 AM
Excellent work, Harry
Traversing The Sea Of Life (Poetry) - 3/28/2010 3:42:51 AM
WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
The Used-to Age (Poetry) - 3/25/2010 7:51:07 PM
My goodness, life is just beginning! Now you have the time to revisit all those things you did not have the time for. 65 is only a number, life is what you choose to make of it...
Be always safe,
Gunshots In The Night (Poetry) - 3/25/2010 4:27:13 AM
OH! This leads my heart into that place where I wish I had the power to reach out and lift all the innocent children and struggling people into safety. God knows I need it too.
My Storoems (Poetry) - 3/21/2010 3:05:02 PM
Your storoems are fantastic pieces of writing...they hold the attention until the very last line...
I think there is a firm place for hybrid pieces that are not strictly poems (but as defined by who?) yet have poetic elements that make them more than pieces of prose...I have written some myself...In the final analysis, writing that is enjoyable, meaningful and holds the attention...what need is there for it to be compartmentalised, and by who?
An Old Copper Bell (Poetry) - 3/21/2010 2:57:02 PM
This is an enthralling tale, and how wonderful the bell ended up in a collection where it's past and value were considered...I love your writing..
The Glory Of War (Poetry) - 3/21/2010 2:51:11 PM
This really hits the mark...There is nothing glorious about war..As Wilfred Owen reminded us:
"The old lie: Dulce et decorum est
Pro patria mori.
Best wishes, Diana..
Visiting My Uncle Walter's Grave (Poetry) - 3/21/2010 2:43:30 PM
You touch my heart so strongly with your writing.
Your Uncle Walter died for the freedom of our countries too,(UK) and I truly thank him for this. This brings back many childhood memories...I love your storeoms...I call mine Prosetry..
The Garden Statue (Poetry) - 3/21/2010 2:36:43 PM
Very touching piece with a strong message...I enjoyed this alot..
Overabundance (Poetry) - 3/21/2010 2:34:20 PM
This is all so true. Oh for a goodnight kiss from my husband now..Your words truly hit home...
A Shoulder To Cry On (Poetry) - 3/21/2010 2:31:09 PM
An angel perhaps?...I have heard of cases like this before.Your sister sensed although she was a stranger , all was safe. Whoever she was, she did a wondeful thing...How pleasant to hear of an act of selfless kindness to a total stranger..
The Bad Old Days (Poetry) - 3/21/2010 2:26:04 PM
A very hard hitting yet moving poem. Whilst tracing my family tree, I came across many little infants in my own family who died so young from these ailments...and it really grieved me all these years later..Perhaps the grief in all those Mothers words still lingers in these places...
Springtime Renewal (Poetry) - 3/21/2010 2:20:54 PM
A very uplifting and joyful piece which makes us appeciate the passing of Winter finally, and the beauty and happiness that Springtime offers us all yet again...
Farewell, Dad…Sort Of (Poetry) - 3/21/2010 2:12:44 PM
What a wonderful and loving description of a real Dad who did it all..and how sad this is his lot at the end of such a recognised and giving life..I hope he is in a happy place inside his mind for most of the time..
Sending Love and Hugs, Diana..
Two Mothers’ Bravery (Poetry) - 3/21/2010 2:04:30 PM
Oh what a brilliant and epic tale! I thoroughly enjoyed this, and was willing such an end...Also a testament to Mother's total and unrelenting love for their sons...Splendid!
Two Mothers’ Bravery (Poetry) - 3/21/2010 9:44:29 AM
Breathtaking. Maternal love for an offspring is eternal and for some unbendable even if it means death for them. Love it. Liz
Edible Fungi (Poetry) - 3/21/2010 4:24:10 AM
Nice poem, Harry
Springtime Renewal (Poetry) - 3/15/2010 2:16:25 AM
Well written, Harry.....thank goodness spring is finally arriving.
Farewell, Dad…Sort Of (Poetry) - 2/13/2010 5:47:53 AM
I do think this must be among the saddest realities possible.
I am sorry it is yours to endure. I was spared, and perhaps I should say my Dad was spared.
It is so unfair for your Dad to ever be remembered this way- beyond himself.
But- you do have the best memories of a Dad second to none- and just perfect for you.
I felt bad that the caregivers in the nursing home couldn't have an idea just who they were caring for- but he did give them reason to be fond of him.
The Bad Old Days (Poetry) - 1/12/2010 6:16:52 AM
Message well taken. I know the old cemetarys filled with children.
I would have been dead or crippled a dozen times by now.
Strange we never see a "Ceclor Saves" bumper sticker.
Overabundance (Poetry) - 12/17/2009 3:48:45 AM
Great poem,excellent work.take care
Overabundance (Poetry) - 12/16/2009 10:57:21 PM
Interesting and very thought provoking....
Be always safe,
The Garden Statue (Poetry) - 12/14/2009 9:39:18 PM
Well written piece and a brilliant yet subtle message that I hear of how materialism has become more important that the reason for the Christmas celebration. As in the angel I think is delivering Jesus to his manger...
Be always safe,
Visiting My Uncle Walter's Grave (Poetry) - 11/16/2009 8:05:21 PM
The sad and unfortunate story of so many who have lost, very poignant....
Be always safe,
An Old Copper Bell (Poetry) - 9/13/2009 10:10:13 PM
Wow, what a fantastic story, such a treasure is that bell...
Be always safe,
An Old Copper Bell (Poetry) - 9/11/2009 7:25:54 PM
Fantastic! This is a wonderful story. It had me entralled all the way, and I'm sure people look at this antique and wonder. I've found a lot of priceless "junk" from studying my family history.
An Old Copper Bell (Poetry) - 9/11/2009 5:39:45 PM
I've just read a novel in verse, and a fascinating novel at that, rich in detail and crafted in telling, and with great resonance (no pun intended). Fine work.
Graveside Grief (Poetry) - 8/24/2009 8:19:14 PM
I like this alot. Having recently lost my brother, this really touched me-- he loved angels, so this had alot of meaning for me.
Graveside Grief (Poetry) - 8/24/2009 4:04:19 AM
This is a unique and interesting perspective that you illustrated. Thank you. Liz
Graveside Grief (Poetry) - 8/24/2009 3:31:22 AM
VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
At Her Mother’s Funeral (Poetry) - 7/15/2009 10:04:10 PM
Ah yes, miracles do happen as God wraps his arms around the injured. Very well written piece filled with spirituality...
Be always safe,
Sex! (Poetry) - 7/9/2009 5:48:28 PM
Oh my.......interesting indeed dear man...stay safe and well...Hugsss
Sex! (Poetry) - 7/9/2009 2:38:52 AM
A well written piece,take care
Sex! (Poetry) - 7/7/2009 11:11:45 AM
Harry, Is sex rfeally that complicated. Perhaps you left out
the poetry. -gene.
Sex! (Poetry) - 7/7/2009 5:23:14 AM
HAVING 'SEX' IS ONE THING, 'MAKING LOVE' IS AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT THING. SO, THOUGH I DON'T AGREE WITH YOU, YOUR POINT IS WELL TAKEN AND YOUR POEM WITH THE PHRASES, RHYME AND IMAGERY THAT ARE WRITTEN QUITE WELL, DO SOLIDLY SUPPORT YOUR THEME. THANKS FOR THE SHARE AND GOD BLESS. JOYCE
Pigeon Parade (Poetry) - 7/1/2009 5:13:53 AM
A well written poem,take care
Pigeon Parade (Poetry) - 6/30/2009 2:20:03 PM
INTERESTING...THE UNDESIERABLES HAS BECOME A OBVIOUS EXHIBITOR OF THAT OLD CLICHE'...IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED... WHAT A GREAT WRITE WITH VERY GOOD IMAGERY THAT'S VERY INFORMATIVE. THANKS FOR SHARING AND BLESSINGS.
April Summer (Poetry) - 6/30/2009 12:27:32 PM
I'm sorry if I wasn't supposed to laugh. I feel your pain. Well done.
My Life Thus Far (Poetry) - 6/30/2009 12:23:50 PM
Sounds like a wonderful life.
Pigeon Parade (Poetry) - 6/30/2009 12:19:35 PM
Though pigeons can be beautiful birds, I'd prefer the cardinals, blue jays, robins, etc... in my backyard. Have fun watching. Nice write. Enjoyed.
My Life Thus Far (Poetry) - 6/17/2009 4:39:05 PM
A life well lived, accomplishments many with future pages of the book yet to be turned...
Be always safe,
April Summer (Poetry) - 4/26/2009 9:27:11 AM
Thank you for sharing this well written poem and your feelings.The heat is indeed unbearable.I can only imagine what it will be like in the summer time.Take care and stay cool
April Summer (Poetry) - 4/24/2009 11:40:29 AM
93?!!!! Still waiting for the HOT here, Harry. And hope
that the ocean breezes will keep it livable. -gene.
April Summer (Poetry) - 4/23/2009 2:26:41 PM
Think you expressed it very well and YES it was unbearably HOT, HOT, HOT....
Be always safe,
Why Did My Grandmother Have To Die? (Poetry) - 4/22/2009 12:52:55 PM
What a beautiful way to express such loving emotions for a child's understanding....
Be always safe,
April 14, 2009 (Poetry) - 4/16/2009 11:41:30 AM
The heartbreak through your words surrenders to the compassion, adoration and love you hold close of this wonderful woman, your Aunt. May God open his heart, hands and kingdom to welcome her in. In our thoughts and prayers....
Be always safe,
April 14, 2009 (Poetry) - 4/15/2009 1:36:00 PM
sympathies for your loss, but a nice tribute to her nonetheless...Ed
A Smooth Band Of Gold (Poetry) - 2/10/2009 2:38:46 AM
Excellent and great poem.I enjoy reading it,take care
A Smooth Band Of Gold (Poetry) - 2/8/2009 7:39:56 PM
Wonderfully done, Harry. I love (and envy) the rhymes. -gene.
The Abortion Controversy (Poetry) - 2/4/2009 11:32:12 PM
I have been debating this for a long time. It isn't just holding a bible and then rule the world.
I'm not holding grudge at anyone or anything, I'm going by way of common sense that when circumstances arise that as you say the mother's life is at risk, then the mother needs to be saved.
I have just finished watching a fictional show at surfthechannel.com in a TV series called "Master of Horrors", there is an episode in there entitled "Pro-Life".
The show was about a teenage girl impregnated by a devil, and the girl knows that the father of the baby is a devel, and so will the baby be and she wanted to kill the devil inside her. But the father of the devil disguised himself as God, came to the teenager's father and gave him a message to that he must protect the baby.
The teenage girl went into a clinic to abort the devil's baby, but the father, along with his 3 sons, broke into the clinic, murdered the doctors and some innocent people in the process of trying to locate the teenage girl. The father kept saying that he heard God talking to him to ask him to protect the baby, and so he thinks it's okay for him to go and kill other innocent people to save the devil's baby.
At the end, the doctor did not abort the devil baby for it was growing to full term in a matter of hours, and the teenage girl gave birth to the devil's child.
The devil came into the clinic to look for his newborn son, he killed the teenage girl's brothers.
Whem the devil came to in front of the father of the teenage girl, the father of the teenage girl then realized that it was NOT God who had communicated with him, it WAS actually the Devil who had disguised as God to communicate with him so that he would go about to kill people in order to save the devil's baby.
I had a lot of thoughts after I've watched that show. It made me believe that some people who are non-believers of God, and yet they disguised themselves as a messengers of God and give out damaging messages to the innocent people.
There are far too many unplanned pregnancies that ended up with full-term babies being killed by their parents; and there are way too many mothers who do not want any babies to begin with; or that they are not prepared to have any babies, but then have brought the babies to full term and give births. After that they resent for having the babies so they torture and abuse the babies to deaths.
I agree to some extend that babies are human beings, but I don't agree with the people who are not ready to have babies and the people who do not want any children to have them. They don't have a right to give birth to babies and then abuse and torture them to deaths. Children are helpless and defenseless.
If anyone has given birth to children and regret having them, then they should just give them up for adoption so that the babies would have proper love and care.
There are many people in this world, but not everyone is cut out to be a parent.
Women are not baby-making machines, women are human beings who are more than capable to having their own thoughts; making their own decisions on whether or not to have the babies. When a woman is not ready to have babies, then precaution SHOULD BE used to prevent pregnancy. This responsibility DOES NOT SOLEY lie on the women, the men have to take action and be responsible for what they do as well.
Just recently a woman gave births to 8 babies, and yet she already has 6 other children at home. I have no idea why she needs so many children, and taking fertility drugs to have so many children is against nature. It's not what God has planned for her to do. She and the babies and those 6 other children at home are going to have hardships in life for a long time!!!
In conclusion: People have to be careful about devils who disguised themselves as God's messengers and tell you to do the wrong thing, as in the show that I have watched tonight. The father of the teenage girl thought he was communicating with God, and he didn't even think twice when he went on rampage to kill the innocent people. It was wrong for him to do that!!!
Devils always prey on the ones who are vulnerable.
Sandie Angel :o(
A Butterfly in January (Poetry) - 2/2/2009 10:58:57 PM
I believe it was Crogi's spirit coming to reassure you since a butterfly in winter is so unuual. Amazingly unusual things happen with spirits and a yellow butterfly is the symbol for my love for Tom also who died aug 17 08. Butterflies are great loving critters and come what may soothe us when we see them around us.
It Was Time, Rusty; It Was Time (Poetry) - 2/2/2009 8:02:13 PM
Thank God for the memories, Harry, and the talent to capture
those memories in your wonderful tribute to Rusty. -gene.
A Butterfly in January (Poetry) - 2/2/2009 2:12:26 PM
So sorry about your beloved Corgi, but your words sing of being surrounded in beauty, especially by the special butterfly that came to visit....
Be always safe,
A Butterfly in January (Poetry) - 2/2/2009 5:36:15 AM
How very touching. I had just written a poem very similar called "A Butterfly in Winter" and had the same type of experience. I thought it was an amazing gift to see my butterfly in winter and it brought me joy. I'm glad it brought your wife a sense of calm and reassurance. Lovely. Best, Elizabeth
A Butterfly in January (Poetry) - 2/2/2009 3:37:28 AM
BEAUTIFUL, I LIKE IT !!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
President Obama (Poetry) - 1/31/2009 5:52:15 PM
What a relief just to see a ne face at the head of our country...it will be a struggle and take time but let us be hopeful and have faith...
President Obama (Poetry) - 1/31/2009 4:19:00 PM
I'm glad the Americans have Obama now, hopefully he will make a difference; but Americans have to be patient about everything.
Sandie Angel :o)
President Obama (Poetry) - 1/31/2009 4:04:13 PM
I must be a pessimist because I do not share your hope in Obama, not because he is Obama but due to the situation we find our country in. I liken it to a three legged cat with severe diherra trying to cover poop on a frozen pond. We have handed Obama a hot potato. Unfortunately, the ones responsible for heating the spud up are still in power and they have no intention of changing their ways. Let us all pray for divine intervention.
President Obama (Poetry) - 1/31/2009 2:25:01 PM
I, too, am glad that Obama is giving our nation hope. But I often wonder, are we putting too much on him? What happens when the economy worsens, and he did honestly say it would. Will we forget where this recession started and blame it on him? I hope not, and I really hope he succeeds.
To My Uncle Walter (Poetry) - 1/8/2009 10:04:54 AM
Harry, the uncle you never knew...lives, thanks to you. -gene.
To My Uncle Walter (Poetry) - 1/6/2009 7:46:36 PM
My mothers first love, whom she was engaged to was also killed in Normandy and she always kept all that was given to her. Sentimental write and one fantastic tribute...
Be always safe,
To My Uncle Walter (Poetry) - 1/6/2009 3:27:37 PM
Harry, what a beautiful tribute to your uncle...yes, time does erase all the memories of those people who were so important to their families and our country. The images you paint here are full of love, thanks, and your heartfelt wishes. I truly enjoyed this.
The Tuskegee Airmen (Poetry) - 9/24/2008 9:33:56 PM
good poem to remember the past
The Tuskegee Airmen (Poetry) - 9/24/2008 3:58:14 PM
All should be proud of their valiant display, as with all who served, we still honor our soldiers. Wonderfully historic piece of history that helps to complete the puzzle...
Be always safe,
Florida Has Pythons! (Poetry) - 9/14/2008 9:40:34 AM
Only 23' long, Harry?? YIKES!! That's a LOT of snake!! LOL Too much for meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! LOL (I don't like spiders and snakes...LOL)
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
My Sickly, Old Ash (Poetry) - 8/18/2008 5:30:53 AM
Wonderfully written, Harry. I do envy your talent for rhyme.
I also empathize with your empathy for your backyard ash.
My Sickly, Old Ash (Poetry) - 8/17/2008 1:13:14 PM
A wonderful poem about your tree, and something you love. And as fighting for the tree to stay alive, something we all must do. I had a rosebush, and I was positive it was dead, but underneath of it was a brand new bud. There is always hope.
A Snake In The Pea Patch (Poetry) - 7/4/2008 9:48:16 PM
Loved the title, the building to climax, and the peas flying into the air, Harry! And, most especially, "Suzy the snake was safe for today."
Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
What Is Dead Inside Such Men? (Poetry) - 7/4/2008 5:03:05 PM
Harry, powerful poem. Worth reading again and again. I have asked
myself, in my adult years, many of those questions. Still searching for the answers. When did all the horrors begin? At the cave?
Thanks for sharing this. -gene.
A Snake In The Pea Patch (Poetry) - 7/4/2008 4:57:52 PM
Harry, what took me so long to get here? I love this poem. The
writing is excellent. And the rhymes...! -gene.
Uncle Sam Has A Rude Awakening (Poetry) - 6/10/2008 7:39:19 PM
Pointing out how corrupt things have become over the past few decades, when once a proud and powerful nation we were. Now truly a paper tiger....
Be always safe,
Uncle Sam Has A Rude Awakening (Poetry) - 6/10/2008 7:35:34 PM
...can't be blamin Sam for the workings of a corrupt presidential government...W is the problem...ed
Uncle Sam Has A Rude Awakening (Poetry) - 6/10/2008 5:39:05 PM
Thought provoking. Your words spoke truly about what a lot of the world believes about us. And it is a shame. But the interesting thing is: Which candidate will give us back respect? lol. Great write. Liz
This Is Not My America! (Poetry) - 6/10/2008 1:47:20 PM
Well done, Harry. The America of my youth was an America worth
fighting for; more important, an America worth living for. It's
high time we think before we vote. - Gene.
I Live In A Land Of Peace-loving People (Poetry) - 6/7/2008 8:37:17 PM
Your rhyme is right on the mark, and it must've taken some doing to pull that off with the factual detail. We are the world's police and if we don't go, we are isolationists, if we do, we are warmongers. I think other countries have to decide what they want-us to answer their pleas for help, or us to stay out of things-it seems we are always damned if we do, damned if we don't, and history is a funny thing. Wars have a history that make our short one seem mild.
I Live In A Land Of Peace-loving People (Poetry) - 6/3/2008 8:10:41 PM
A piece of history brought into perspective, very well I might add....
Be always safe,
Pigeons Are Deserving, Too (Poetry) - 5/28/2008 4:19:01 PM
Most heartwarming and they do like to rest on the grass under trees. We have so many that sit under the bird feeders waiting for seed to be tossed out.....
Be always safe,
Are Fairies For Real? (Poetry) - 4/19/2008 10:32:04 AM
Cute tale bringing such promise to a young heart...
Be always safe,
Celebrating Spring (Poetry) - 3/26/2008 6:12:55 AM
Such a wonderful tribute to Spring, enjoyed your poem very much.
Celebrating Spring (Poetry) - 3/21/2008 5:42:38 PM
...in your steps of fine poetry...a spring is found...and the colors of celebration...come to life in your words.
well done Harry...
The True Nature of Man (Poetry) - 1/22/2008 11:12:54 PM
To everything there is a season-this too will pass-then the lion shall lie down with the lamb.enjoyed
Ghetto Dweller (Poetry) - 1/4/2008 1:15:15 PM
Very true to life write, except for being dead at twenty two sounds eerily close to my son years ago......
I Was A Tiger (Poetry) - 1/2/2008 9:11:29 PM
That whole situation was just messed up and improperly handles. Why where the walls all these years knowingly shorter than they should have been. I am sad for the lives lost, but I am also saddened for what the Tiger and other animals have to endure....
Unworthy (For My Linda) (Poetry) - 12/23/2007 5:53:09 PM
A very heartfelt piece, yet you know we mist go on. Easier said than done, but I know for me I would certainly want my husband to contine forward and enjoying every breath of life....
The Christmas Doll (Poetry) - 12/18/2007 9:26:13 PM
But like Sally, when you are poor and at the bottom through no fault of your own, most will strive to work their way up and achievement then is a gift well earaned. Nicely written....
I, A Winter Storm (Poetry) - 12/16/2007 8:04:47 AM
sure have one today ... well written, Harry ... enjoyed reading ...
I, A Winter Storm (Poetry) - 12/13/2007 5:29:50 AM
A StormSpinner kind of write...wish I'd penned this! Excellent, Harry, saving this one. Well done.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
I, A Winter Storm (Poetry) - 12/13/2007 12:04:38 AM
Very creative, like a ballet written for the stars....
A Pig Farmer (A Limerick) (Poetry) - 12/9/2007 8:13:02 PM
Clever. She sold her share to ConAgra instead, packed up everything including the bed. So he slept on the couch and then walked with a slouch. Happy for the bacon that kept him fed. :-)
Hannah’s Christmas Gift (Poetry) - 12/8/2007 9:27:24 PM
The miracles and the wonder of God. A most heartwarming and inspriational story....
Renewal Of Souls (Poetry) - 12/5/2007 7:16:05 PM
Wonderfully written and probably very true as well. Maybe there is a reason why God never allows us to see the soul....
Spirit Of Christmas Past (Poetry) - 12/4/2007 4:36:47 PM
Very beautiful tale bring Christmas and the spirit of giving back to the home and God where it belongs.....
Spirit Of Christmas Past (Poetry) - 12/4/2007 4:12:18 AM
This is a "Dickens" of a story that gets at the heart of Christmas. It's not we receive or the words we say but it is the giving in the spirit of the One who first gave.
Why Is It So Easy To Hate? (Poetry) - 11/25/2007 1:15:21 PM
which to date has no answer...
Why Is It So Easy To Hate? (Poetry) - 11/21/2007 6:00:23 PM
You know, it all stems from pure ignorance and lack of faith in God. We are all here on earth as a gift from our Creator above, nice writing...
The City Night Sky (Poetry) - 11/19/2007 10:24:33 PM
You paint a lovely contrast between city living and country living. I am a New Yorker, yet was raised in the country with potato fields and sheep. There is a very big difference when looking up at the sky. Me, I prefer the country, life is a little more real there. I have found cities anywhere are much too plastic for me....
You Knew What He Was (Poetry) - 11/17/2007 10:01:06 AM
Lovely. Kept my interest causing gooseflesh to rise more than once. Wonderful tale.
You Knew What He Was (Poetry) - 11/16/2007 7:02:57 PM
Wow, a beautiful tale, so heartwarming indeed. King did remember and returned the favor so many years later....
You Knew What He Was (Poetry) - 11/16/2007 5:39:03 PM
You have a creative heart. Your love of writing is evident!
Louisiana Alligator (A Limerick) (Poetry) - 11/15/2007 6:17:02 AM
AAAIIIEEE!!! LOL I LOVE it! Cute one, Harry; enjoyed this one!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
An Old Oaken Bucket (Poetry) - 11/15/2007 2:42:44 AM
Well described. This tale of suppositions is charming. My mother collects antiques. You do not worry about bringing spirits that are attached to the object into your home? ~Sheila
Louisiana Alligator (A Limerick) (Poetry) - 11/15/2007 2:35:33 AM
This style of poetry has always given me trouble! Great job on this one, especially keeping with the style's trademark humor. ~Sheila
Louisiana Alligator (A Limerick) (Poetry) - 11/14/2007 7:28:52 PM
LOL Yummy! Enjoyed. :)
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
A Circle Of Feathers (Poetry) - 11/9/2007 9:03:00 PM
I find it so very upsetting when I see the hawks circling overhead. We have doves that come to our feeders too and they will just sit on the ground out in the open seemingly carefree. Then the hawks begin to circle above, but that is part of nature too. They call it natural balance, but I still find it very unsettling. Lesson learned? Never jump to conclusions.....