Recent Reviews for Linda M Hill
My Deepest Thank You (Article) - 10/29/2013 10:08:47 PM|
Thanks Linda for all that you have been to author's den, for calling it your home and inspiring so many of uswho have come long after you have been here
My Deepest Thank You (Article) - 3/17/2010 3:34:10 AM
It takes living water for the flower to grow!
Amen to Author's Den
My Deepest Thank You (Article) - 11/29/2008 8:44:40 AM
Ditto. It wouldn't be the same without you, Linda.
My Deepest Thank You (Article) - 8/28/2008 5:41:35 PM
I am more than grateful you are still an AD member, it wouldnt be the same without you
In Christs Love
My Deepest Thank You (Article) - 3/21/2008 11:01:18 AM
I agree with you Linda, they are the greatest and we would never want to lose an important family member...YOU. We all have to stick together. I am glad you are still here where you belong.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
My Deepest Thank You (Article) - 3/21/2008 6:44:56 AM
Flowers are to be kept alive.
My Deepest Thank You (Article) - 3/21/2008 6:42:16 AM
No thanks necessary.
RIP Blackie (Poetry) - 11/24/2013 4:50:26 PM
It is tough Linda losing a family member. He is in doggy heaven where all good dogs go! Praise the Lord. Don't forget, God attends a sparrow funeral! Stay prayerful and God will comfort you and keep your spirit high above the clouds. Joy, Love and Peace!!!
RIP Blackie (Poetry) - 11/24/2013 2:21:51 PM
sorry for your loss.
RIP Blackie (Poetry) - 11/24/2013 9:05:19 AM
I too had a little black dog that I loved and lost. I wrote a short story about Jazz, a Pomeranian, and posted here. Unfortunately, he was attacked three times by other dogs in his life and killed by a big black one in his eighth year with me, still young and healthy like a puppy.
I'm finding that so many dogs are dying of cancer. I wonder if it's in their food or their environment. Surely wolves, foxes, dingoes and other wild dogs do not suffer cancer as much as pets do. But then, they probably know live as long.
RIP Blackie (Poetry) - 11/24/2013 7:14:05 AM
wondeful tribute to the best of friends
RIP Blackie (Poetry) - 11/24/2013 5:53:18 AM
a heavenly tribute to a loving pet
I am sad to say I am unable to state
that I know how you feel
Because no one know, the pain in your heart
but I too was broken hearted when I LOST 2 CHOW CHOWS
love and peace be with you
RIP Blackie (Poetry) - 11/24/2013 5:27:52 AM
An excellent poem, my friend. I'm sure it helped for you to put your emotions into words from your heart. May God cause the healing to be quick.
RIP Blackie (Poetry) - 11/24/2013 4:21:25 AM
They are our companions full of love for us and it is so heartbreaking when they die. Been through this many times with my dogs through the years. One is buried in my back yard and another I have his ashes in a tin with his picture on it.
RIP Blackie (Poetry) - 11/24/2013 3:41:27 AM
So very sorry for your great loss, Linda. I know the pain and the heartbreak all too well. May Blackie live on in your heart and soul forever.
RIP Blackie (Poetry) - 11/23/2013 10:46:17 PM
God must have a special pet section reserved in Heaven. Blackie is surely there.
Peace, Love and Blessings,
RIP Blackie (Poetry) - 11/23/2013 3:39:30 PM
This has touch my heart. God Bless you Linda, I know the pain of losing a pet. I do believe they wait for us in heaven. Thank you for sharing.
You Can't Touch My Pain (Poetry) - 11/23/2013 10:20:52 AM
Thank YOU, Linda
for being so in touch
with Love when one's
heart is breaking into
You Can't Touch My Pain (Poetry) - 11/19/2013 10:09:31 AM
A heartfelt message in your writing. Thanks for sharing, Linda!
You Can't Touch My Pain (Poetry) - 11/14/2013 6:27:18 PM
This is outstanding, Linda! You have written it so beautifully, anyone reading it should be deeply moved. I'm keeping this one for another reading.
You Can't Touch My Pain (Poetry) - 11/13/2013 8:32:44 PM
Linda...you have such a talent at producing such beautifully and emotion-filled verses such as this. Bravo!
You Can't Touch My Pain (Poetry) - 11/13/2013 3:45:14 AM
such a fine write and very deep
You Can't Touch My Pain (Poetry) - 11/12/2013 7:06:15 AM
Deeply touching, Linda...well done
You Can't Touch My Pain (Poetry) - 11/10/2013 5:28:26 PM
Yes, this poem struck a cord. A cord that is so painful I don't want to return to that time or place. Thank God I am away from that horror called war. Amen!
Peace, Love and Blessings,
You Can't Touch My Pain (Poetry) - 11/9/2013 12:14:45 PM
Your poem touched my pain. I feel that pain every time I wonder why so many young people have to die in old people's wars.
You Can't Touch My Pain (Poetry) - 11/9/2013 11:21:46 AM
Your poetry touched me in a deep part of my heart and senses today. I felt your pain for our country as I feel it every day. Where will all the insanity end? That is the question so many of us are asking. Well written, Linda.
Joy L. Hale
You Can't Touch My Pain (Poetry) - 11/9/2013 10:53:26 AM
I enjoyed reading your well=written poem today about the veterans.
The soldiers are fighting, have fought and won our wars, they bleed,
die and still continue to press on to save a land of freedom and to
fight for what we believe in. God Bless you for writing such a
wonderful poem to commorate our soldiers lives. Have a Bless Day.
You Can't Touch My Pain (Poetry) - 11/9/2013 8:02:43 AM
A poem beautifully written of sorry, death, and hope. We have the ability to make war within us, we also have the resolutions for war inside us. One day war will be eradicated, Alleluia, thank you Jesus!
You Can't Touch My Pain (Poetry) - 11/9/2013 3:31:39 AM
Powerful emotional image of war written beautifully!
You Can't Touch My Pain (Poetry) - 11/9/2013 2:00:14 AM
Powerful indeed, Linda. Well done.
You Can't Touch My Pain (Poetry) - 11/8/2013 5:50:41 PM
Once again, Linda, you reach in and touch the heart in honor of our Veterans. Thank you. Beautifully, powerfully penned. May not be able to touch it, but you've come close ...
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
I Need A Sponsor (Poetry) - 11/3/2013 3:32:10 PM
I sure hope this issue has been
resolved and you can stay, Linda
I Need A Sponsor (Poetry) - 11/1/2013 4:48:00 AM
Linda before Georg died he and some other authors established a fund to pay for those who needed memberships. Contact Administration of the site to find out if it still exists.
I Need A Sponsor (Poetry) - 11/1/2013 3:31:40 AM
What would one need to do to sponsor your membership? I mean what is the amount? Would love to help.
I Need A Sponsor (Poetry) - 10/28/2013 7:59:29 AM
Hi Linda I would love to help but not sure how. Let me know. I am very new to this.
I Need A Sponsor (Poetry) - 10/28/2013 5:36:40 AM
I would in a heartbeat, Linda. Unfortunately, I'm in the same boat as you are right now with this move to Florida. BROKE!!! Authors Den is just not a necessity at the moment. Sorry I can't be of more help. Good luck and God bless.
I Need A Sponsor (Poetry) - 10/27/2013 7:05:22 PM
I've been in AD since 2002 and I've found this is the best. I feel like AD is 'family'. If I don't get a sponsor I will check into the free sites, Regis. Thank you your comment.
Trinbute To My Brother Jimmy Spence (Poetry) - 10/27/2013 6:25:00 PM
What a sad commentary on our world. My empathy to you, Linda. Love and best wishes to you,
I Need A Sponsor (Poetry) - 10/27/2013 6:23:38 PM
I am not exactly sure what that entails, Linda. However, you must know that there are awesome poetry sites that do not ask for any money. Check them out by typing "free poetry sharing sites" in Google or whatever browser you are using. Love and best wishes to you,
Trinbute To My Brother Jimmy Spence (Poetry) - 10/3/2013 4:12:06 PM
My heart goes out to you Linda and your brother. I was homeless years ago in the 70's, unlike your brother I survived. Thanks be to God! To be hungry, homeless and alone is a horrible situation to be in. Because of that situation for the past 24 years I have been feeding the Veterans and homeless people on the Fourth of July in the park. We usually feed about 400 people mostly Veterans. This year other organizations joined in so we fed around 200 people. We heat up the grills and feed them a full course hot meal like you would feed your family. Your brother reminds me of the story of Lazarus in the Bible and God has Jimmy in His arms. Peace!!!
I Remember.... (Poetry) - 9/27/2013 1:20:25 PM
I can relate to every word you wrote. Brilliant!
41 Years Ago.....My Mama Died (Poetry) - 9/27/2013 1:16:44 PM
Trinbute To My Brother Jimmy Spence (Poetry) - 9/27/2013 1:14:38 PM
This is so beautifully written. I felt your hurt in every word. He's with The Lord now and watching over you. Thank you for sharing such deep felt thoughts in such a beautiful poetic way. This really toughed my heart. God Bless
Trinbute To My Brother Jimmy Spence (Poetry) - 9/23/2013 5:20:41 PM
truly a heart felt piece
peace & love be with you
Trinbute To My Brother Jimmy Spence (Poetry) - 9/19/2013 12:41:02 PM
Excellent tribute, Linda...to your brother. THis does him honor.
Trinbute To My Brother Jimmy Spence (Poetry) - 9/10/2013 9:08:49 PM
Very Heartfelt, Linda
At least no longer
homeless in Heaven
Trinbute To My Brother Jimmy Spence (Poetry) - 9/9/2013 3:40:37 AM
Great tribute, Linda.
Trinbute To My Brother Jimmy Spence (Poetry) - 9/9/2013 3:21:21 AM
i am so sorry
Trinbute To My Brother Jimmy Spence (Poetry) - 9/8/2013 3:33:07 AM
I have a good friend who just lost her brother.
Your poem has inspired her to write a tribute in his honor.
So you provided someone with inspiration and that's what matters now.
It's so sad that we sometimes know so little about a loved one or a friend.
You were a good sister because you cared right up until the very end.
God knows your heart Linda; it's not your fault that you did not know.
My own daughter told me yesterday her pride kept her from telling me she was just one day away from being on the street.
We just don't know sometimes we can't be all things for all people and be everywhere all at once..
We try our best to help out and God knows how much we really care.
Peace, Love and Multiple Blessings in Christ,
John Michael Domino
Trinbute To My Brother Jimmy Spence (Poetry) - 9/7/2013 12:30:55 PM
Glad You Had Brother You Miss!
As My Own Brothers Sisters Can't
Wait See Them In Holy Hell,i.e. Its
How My Hurt Goes Away...
Trinbute To My Brother Jimmy Spence (Poetry) - 9/7/2013 10:41:04 AM
So many go bye without us wondering how sad they may feel inside.
Trinbute To My Brother Jimmy Spence (Poetry) - 9/7/2013 10:32:47 AM
I remember reading this before… But it still makes me cry.
Trinbute To My Brother Jimmy Spence (Poetry) - 9/7/2013 7:44:44 AM
A touching tribute..homelessness has it's own issues..but when a loved one suffers because it..the issues become real & true..
Tribute to Bernice (Poetry) - 8/25/2013 9:16:23 AM
Warming my heart a lot
with Love from Yours,
and loving Aunt Bernice
Tribute to Bernice (Poetry) - 8/22/2013 2:26:47 AM
a great tribute
Tribute to Bernice (Poetry) - 8/21/2013 4:33:00 AM
Sorry to hear about your aunt Bernice's passing but as you so aptly put she is in the best place. Beautifully written and one day we all will be together with Jesus in that banquet in the sky, Alleluia!!! Peace, Love you my Christian sister.
Tribute to Bernice (Poetry) - 8/21/2013 3:31:21 AM
My memories live in your heart
That's where my love will stay
Truly heartfelt, and so very sorry for your loss.
Tribute to Bernice (Poetry) - 8/20/2013 6:36:08 PM
From Lady Of Compassion--
I Am Sure She As Your Mom Are
In Better Safer Place...
Tribute to Bernice (Poetry) - 8/20/2013 1:26:43 PM
A wonderful tribute that gives us all hope for the future.
Peace, love and bountiful blessings,
Tribute to Bernice (Poetry) - 8/20/2013 10:59:05 AM
Love how you have written this, as in a love message from your aunty.
Tribute to Bernice (Poetry) - 8/20/2013 8:08:08 AM
Beautiful and tender. I certainly hope you're able to read it at the funeral for the family.
Tribute to Bernice (Poetry) - 8/20/2013 7:47:01 AM
Another excellent poem, my friend. May God richly bless your ministry!
Tribute to Bernice (Poetry) - 8/20/2013 6:53:33 AM
A beautiful tribute, Linda. Sorry for your loss.
A Little Girl's Cry (Poetry) - 8/18/2013 3:58:56 PM
wow! is all I can say
Charlie the Clown (Poetry) - 8/18/2013 3:54:16 PM
just foundthis...so nice linda
He Was Waiting... (Poetry) - 8/15/2013 8:39:11 AM
really beautiful, Linda.
He Was Waiting... (Poetry) - 8/10/2013 5:44:38 AM
Beautiful, Linda. God bless.
He Was Waiting... (Poetry) - 8/3/2013 4:45:11 PM
Few Human Beings Will Ever
Know of have Your Compassion Linda...
He Was Waiting... (Poetry) - 8/3/2013 2:38:45 AM
Oh, Linda, what a wonderful poem! Your personal story is precious, and illustrates so beautifully what it means to turn to Jesus!
He Was Waiting... (Poetry) - 8/2/2013 8:38:34 AM
POWERFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
He Was Waiting... (Poetry) - 8/2/2013 4:31:30 AM
Faith is a very powerful thing...nicely done, Linda...
He Was Waiting... (Poetry) - 8/1/2013 5:41:56 PM
Patience be HIS virtue for
such a blessed event, Linda
He Was Waiting... (Poetry) - 7/31/2013 9:07:45 PM
Excellent Linda! We need more Christian poetry such as this. Too much darkness in this world. We need to be washed by the blood of Jesus!
Peace, love and abundant blessings,
He Was Waiting... (Poetry) - 7/31/2013 1:45:58 PM
I enjoyed reading this fantastic poem about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, your poetry remains us of his wonderful and everlasting love, one we can always depend upon no matter what.
Thank you for writing such and inspiring poem today.
He Was Waiting... (Poetry) - 7/31/2013 10:01:19 AM
This is a good addition to a post I'll be sending out on my blog 8/18 titled, "There is Love". Thanks!
He Was Waiting... (Poetry) - 7/31/2013 9:33:56 AM
feel blessed to be able to read and know of you.
He Was Waiting... (Poetry) - 7/31/2013 9:20:32 AM
Crafted with care
told with skill
inspiring to read.
He Was Waiting... (Poetry) - 7/31/2013 7:34:05 AM
Linda, this is so powerful! ALLELUIA!!!
He Was Waiting... (Poetry) - 7/31/2013 6:00:51 AM
Inspiring write. Yes in the darkness we often find him the moment we open up to him.
He Was Waiting... (Poetry) - 7/31/2013 3:50:59 AM
tis where we all belong
He Was Waiting... (Poetry) - 7/30/2013 9:13:35 PM
s beautiful write
most enjoyable reading
Love & Peace be with you
He Was Waiting... (Poetry) - 7/30/2013 6:08:43 PM
I just LOVE this poem, because it says so well my own personal encounter with my Savior Jesus Christ! It is melodic and very visual, I sense The Holy Spirit glorifying The Lord in it so powerfully..WOW! beautiful poem, Linda
If They Only Knew.... (Poetry) - 7/28/2013 11:02:26 AM
it's hard to be in someone else's shoes, even harder to reach them. ~ Morgan
A Mother's Plea (Poetry) - 7/27/2013 10:27:01 AM
Beautifully Sad, Linda, But
YOU have the gift knowing
and feeling all the pain
and sorrow to express...
A Mother's Plea (Poetry) - 7/27/2013 5:36:35 AM
Love it keep writing my Christian sister! Peace!!!
A Mother's Plea (Poetry) - 7/27/2013 3:11:03 AM
a sad and touching write well compose
in expressing your most talented thoughts
you always write from your heart
Love & peace be with you
A Mother's Plea (Poetry) - 7/26/2013 6:49:47 AM
He will hear and do all that is needed to be right
A Mother's Plea (Poetry) - 7/26/2013 4:20:47 AM
This is so deeply touching, Linda. I have a friend whose going through chemo for breast cancer right now...she had a terrible time finding the right words to tell her grandkids what she's going through...I pray for her every night...
A Mother's Plea (Poetry) - 7/25/2013 1:35:05 PM
Very beautiful work, Linda I am glad it is not relevant to you but to so many it is
A Mother's Plea (Poetry) - 7/25/2013 5:50:11 AM
This is breathtakingly beautiful and sad at the same time.
A Mother's Plea (Poetry) - 7/25/2013 3:55:29 AM
This is so heartbreaking and yet beautifully written. You are a great writer.
A Mother's Plea (Poetry) - 7/24/2013 2:50:33 PM
Linda this is a poem that is well-told and has much indepth meaning to it. Your poetic magic tells the story very well.
A Mother's Plea (Poetry) - 7/24/2013 12:16:06 PM
This is my favorite kind of poem- its a very real story that many share in this broken world...just found out one of my uncles has cancer...but this poem is more than a narrative many share. It is redemptive in that it is a prayer to God who can make beauty out of ashes! Wonderful uplifting and skillfully told Linda! Thanks for the comfort you give from Jesus.
A Mother's Plea (Poetry) - 7/24/2013 11:37:39 AM
A fate no mother would ever wish to happen… But it does.
A Mother's Plea (Poetry) - 7/24/2013 3:43:03 AM
Beautifully put to words, Linda.
A Mother's Plea (Poetry) - 7/24/2013 2:55:46 AM
The Lord's will be done...
A Mother's Plea (Poetry) - 7/23/2013 7:23:05 PM
A very heartwarming poetic story.
If They Only Knew.... (Poetry) - 7/15/2013 8:57:54 PM
Linda, You are one of the most fascinating and gifted poet of today.
I ejoyed reading your well-written and inspiring, uplifting poem also. It has much meaning and clarity to all who reads it. You are truly a Blessing to us all here. We are able to read and enjoy your Great poetry and that means a lots.
If They Only Knew.... (Poetry) - 7/14/2013 5:01:49 PM
Beautiful, heartfelt, from the voice of someone who has "been there." I cried after I read this. But I loved the crafted vignettes. Thank you.
If They Only Knew.... (Poetry) - 7/11/2013 9:53:45 AM
Oh my!!! This reached right into my soul...amazing poetry, Linda...so much wisdom in your beautifully crafted phrases...
If They Only Knew.... (Poetry) - 7/10/2013 9:42:34 PM
excellently composed enjoyed reading
Love & peace be with you
If They Only Knew.... (Poetry) - 7/10/2013 2:58:25 AM
you bring tears to my eyes, death so permanent & love cries
the here & the now, I wish we could all learn how to shed
the well of sorrow that sometimes can engulf us. To often
people cannot overcome it...
Love & Blessings
If They Only Knew.... (Poetry) - 7/9/2013 5:33:37 AM
This is truly moving, and those of us who suffer from chronic depression can certainly relate. The writing itself is masterful.
If They Only Knew.... (Poetry) - 7/8/2013 7:42:16 PM
A beautiful and moving poem, good alike in its form and content. It supports life as good literature should. The use of rhyme is very subtle and does not take away from the reading at all. The poem seems close to a masterpiece.
If They Only Knew.... (Poetry) - 7/7/2013 8:57:03 AM
Linda, there is nothing more precious on this planet than life escept more of it
If They Only Knew.... (Poetry) - 7/5/2013 7:19:18 PM
Excellent! *Linda* Meant
Not to fail daft ideas..
If They Only Knew.... (Poetry) - 7/5/2013 7:26:17 AM
Wise advice to the weary. If only we could change some minds for they self-destruct.
If They Only Knew.... (Poetry) - 7/5/2013 4:45:43 AM
Excellent indeed, Linda.
If They Only Knew.... (Poetry) - 7/4/2013 4:37:27 PM
Nothing But EXCELLENT Done
Good Right On $...
Etal: Read My Latest Write 7-04-2013...
If They Only Knew.... (Poetry) - 7/4/2013 4:22:52 PM
Great poetic write Linda! I think all of us were depressed enough at least once in our lives to consider ending it all. I think of how much I can help others and be a blessing. If this life was only about me and my bucket list - forgettaboutit! It's really about being a blessing and providing service to others in need. It could be one person or a group of people. It could be providing care to one pet or a whole kennel of pets. Looking out for others is looking forward to life. Then at the end of the day you can give yourself a reward for a job well done. Amen!
Peace, Love and Blessings,
Did I Ever Thank You (Poetry) - 7/3/2013 1:27:00 PM
Touching: Sometimes that's all we need to say.
Did I Ever Thank You (Poetry) - 6/28/2013 10:30:40 AM
Linda, Noone could have expressed A Thank You to the Lord No Better
Than You Did in this Beautiful Thank You poem. Each verse conveyed a deep spiritual feeling to the Lord for his grace. I enjoyed reading
every wonderful verse. Thank you for writing such a Great poem.
Did I Ever Thank You (Poetry) - 6/26/2013 6:49:12 AM
Beautiful poem, lovely imagery, conveys a gentle, rolling, rocking motion of almost regret and wistfulness. We indeed have much to be thankful for, that we often forget.
Did I Ever Thank You (Poetry) - 6/26/2013 5:54:55 AM
When we know Linda what you have writen here, wisdom along with God's favor becomes available! Thank you, Peace!!!
The Other Side Of Spousal Abuse (Poetry) - 6/25/2013 12:12:40 AM
Great thought-provoking poem Linda. Yes, everything goes on and we can't hide from that. I pray your words reach the people they need to where they can give strength.
America's Tears (Poetry) - 6/25/2013 12:04:52 AM
From the heart and pulling no punches, I like it! Peace be with you Linda.
Did I Ever Thank You (Poetry) - 6/24/2013 11:26:33 PM
"Thank you" for this inspirational poem Linda!
Peace, love and abundant blessings,
John Michael Domino
Did I Ever Thank You (Poetry) - 6/24/2013 8:49:13 PM
Always to post..
HIS love Never gets old!
for our gratitude lovingly done!!
Did I Ever Thank You (Poetry) - 6/24/2013 8:16:42 AM
Beautifully done, Linda...we have so much to be thankful for...
Did I Ever Thank You (Poetry) - 6/23/2013 4:28:36 PM
Gratitude never sounded so good, seldom was so aptly expressed, and scarcely conveyed so sound a series of reasons.
Thank you for sharing this gem of a poem.
Did I Ever Thank You (Poetry) - 6/23/2013 4:10:43 AM
a beautiful write Linda
Love & Peace
I Remember.... (Poetry) - 6/22/2013 7:05:55 PM
A brilliant account of the happy days that are no more
Did I Ever Thank You (Poetry) - 6/22/2013 7:00:34 PM
The beauty of this beautiful poem increases tenfold by the complete faith of the poet. No knowledge of any kind can be as complete as this faith. The rhyme seems so natural that it seems to come from some divine source. Really wonderful
Did I Ever Thank You (Poetry) - 6/22/2013 3:54:15 PM
Did I Ever Thank You (Poetry) - 6/22/2013 9:44:16 AM
Did I Ever Thank You (Poetry) - 6/22/2013 8:51:57 AM
This is exceptional, my friend! I've added it to my FB page, as well as my blog page, "Bloggers I Recommend". www.jean-oathout.blogspot.com
The Other Side Of Spousal Abuse (Poetry) - 6/10/2013 4:33:47 PM
I have actually witnessed this happening on more than one occasion in relationships. The man is usually so ashamed that he tries to cover up as best he can. Sad but true. Thank you for sharing, Linda. Love and best wishes to you,
The Other Side Of Spousal Abuse (Poetry) - 6/10/2013 10:09:52 AM
The Other Side Of Spousal Abuse (Poetry) - 6/10/2013 9:38:51 AM
Excellent work Linda!
The Other Side Of Spousal Abuse (Poetry) - 6/8/2013 2:04:18 PM
Grateful for Your Awareness
as you so well articulate
truth in the lending for
the "other" side
The Other Side Of Spousal Abuse (Poetry) - 6/7/2013 6:46:44 PM
Is It Any Wonder I
As Always That Heart Of
Your Compassion Is You...
Your Friend, TRASK
The Other Side Of Spousal Abuse (Poetry) - 6/7/2013 5:37:15 PM
Wow, Linda. This hit too close to home for me. It sounded like you heard about my first marriage. The first year was great and then it was down hill from there on. She didn't work, I tried to give her everything I possibly could and it was never enough even tho I worked 60 to 70 hours a week it was bitch, bitch, bitch from the time I got home until she fell asleep. I put up with it for 18+ years before I got the courage to say enough is enough and simply left. My 2 kids couldn't understand why I left until they became the target of her perpetual anger and hate. Today, she's a lonely woman who's children want nothing to do with. Sad that there are people like that in the world today. Thanks for sharing this tale, many need to read it and understand how some people live. May God bless you and yours always, my friend.
The Other Side Of Spousal Abuse (Poetry) - 6/7/2013 10:35:30 AM
Like Clint Eastwood would say, “Nag, nag, nag.” I don't think a lot of women know how abusive they are when they get after their husbands who can't ever live up to the dreamlike ideology of young brides who find out their Prince Charming has faults and may be just an ordinary man who wants a little peace and quiet when he comes home from a hard days work where he probably gets no respect either.
If these women (and these men) could see videos of them and the way that they behave, they might be shocked into change. I think it's time that every abused spouse starts a sting operation to reveal who the real abuser is.
You Can't Touch My Pain (Poetry) - 6/7/2013 10:32:20 AM
A work of Excellence! Currently, we have two nephews serving.. one is a Navy Seal, and the other an Air Force Fire Inspector. Both would be honored to read these words. Both have served in war; both have re-upped twice; both have seen more suffering and death by the age of 30 than most at thrice their age.
The LORD has given you a very special Gift, Linda, which you use expertly for the sake of others. GOD Bless You!
Love in Christ, Rhonda
I'm Sorry Mommy and Daddy... (Poetry) - 6/7/2013 10:24:41 AM
Please know, the depth of your heart in this writing will continue, for years to come, to bring its healing to the Reader... wave after wave.
Well done, thou good and faithful servant!
Love in Christ, Rhonda
The Other Side Of Spousal Abuse (Poetry) - 6/7/2013 10:19:36 AM
God bless you, Linda, for your courageous and artistic display of compassion!
And you are so correct.. it happens to both genders..and to all ages.
I am sorry for your personal experiences, and I will pray for your deliverance from the depression and loneliness.
Love in Christ, Rhonda
The Other Side Of Spousal Abuse (Poetry) - 6/7/2013 4:33:06 AM
This is so sad...it brought tears. Very well penned, Linda. It's heartbreaking to realize far too many live this way. It's not "living" at all...why do people behave so badly! Beautiful story...
The Other Side Of Spousal Abuse (Poetry) - 6/7/2013 2:12:25 AM
it defineately does go on and it is hard to just walk away for some, but eventually they must to save the them that is
The Other Side Of Spousal Abuse (Poetry) - 6/6/2013 10:09:01 PM
Wow! Great write Linda. I can't imagine this. I had some friends who verbally abused their mates. I heard verbal abuse used by both spouses. Neither is healthy!
Peace, love and blessings,
The Other Side Of Spousal Abuse (Poetry) - 6/6/2013 8:04:28 PM
I've never suffered physical abuse & i don't believe i would ever be able to hit back..Verbal abuse can be just as hurtful & again...even with that..i never answered back..
The Other Side Of Spousal Abuse (Poetry) - 6/6/2013 5:06:14 PM
Interesting, against-the-grain approach. Abuse cutsd across all kinds of lines: age, gender, socioeconomic....
The Mask (Poetry) - 6/2/2013 7:44:31 PM
wow--gut wrenching...my Mother was beaten before my eyes when I was 8 years old
as Catholics we hid our shame from others but your poem may me think about the need not to be silent anymore--thank you
The Mask (Poetry) - 5/31/2013 5:37:16 AM
Beautiful and haunting, and sadly a true story for far too many.
The Mask (Poetry) - 5/30/2013 1:47:04 PM
Domestic violence, a worthy topic to which a poet should offer her gift.
Remembering (Poetry) - 5/23/2013 5:19:29 PM
Yes, memories some days come in floods and others they are forgotten...but just remember that you are loved & don't go lookin to leave us all too soon, we need you here...Ed
The Mask (Poetry) - 5/15/2013 4:53:19 PM
Unmasking your passion of compassion..
What a God given talent You have, Linda
The Mask (Poetry) - 5/15/2013 3:41:41 AM
I'm saving this one! I'm sure I'll find a good place for your message on one of my up-coming posts! Thanks for sharing. It is profound. I'll also share it with me friend, who meets with such ladies each Monday.
Brooke (Poetry) - 5/14/2013 8:12:52 AM
That's beautiful..a fitting tribute..I'm sure she loved what you have written about her..
The Mask (Poetry) - 5/14/2013 7:39:43 AM
So true..we have to wear them sometimes..to protect ourselves from those who do us wrong..but it can be difficult for those who care to see through our masks..to find out what's wrong & support/help..mostly because of trust..it's not easy to hide physical hurt & scars..it's the mental ones..which are harder to see..how we are feeling & our thoughts.
The Mask (Poetry) - 5/13/2013 3:37:57 PM
You spell it out so well, as it brings to light how the young have to be taught to speak out of any abuse to them and that also applies to wives who are brutalized by their husbands.
Moving poetry on a subject that happens every day, somewhere. Sad.
The Mask (Poetry) - 5/13/2013 8:10:38 AM
Such a sad story so beautifully written––and so true. There's a lesson in the story as well. We should never become complacent about abuse. We should never be so empathetic that we let it continue in hopes that something will change. As harsh as it may seem, we need to report any abuse to authorities as soon as possible because as your poem points out, sometimes the results of inaction is worse than making the mistake of acting rashly.
An apology for action unwelcome is much better than not acting leading to tragedy.
The Mask (Poetry) - 5/13/2013 6:09:03 AM
So true and very sad. These men carry so much anger within...
The Mask (Poetry) - 5/13/2013 5:49:03 AM
Oh my!!! Absolutely beautifully penned, Linda...brought tears to my eyes...so very sad for far too many women...
The Mask (Poetry) - 5/13/2013 2:41:16 AM
Thought provoking and very well written, Linda. God bless.
Someday....but not today (Poetry) - 5/13/2013 2:27:09 AM
Well I can understand the feelings in this poem as well-well done
The Mask (Poetry) - 5/13/2013 2:23:25 AM
so sad and too true for to many
The Mask (Poetry) - 5/12/2013 8:17:05 PM
And this poem, Linda ... gut-wrenching.
Homeless Man (Poetry) - 5/11/2013 9:38:50 PM
Another i can relate to..i;ve had concerns for the homeless for many years..I wrote an essay called The Vagrant..when i was 18 & still at school..then in 2011 i wrote The Unseen..a poem..about the same subject..I even befriended someone who i met..about 3 days after writing the poem..he was sleeping in shop doorways..I helped him as much as i could..until he moved on to somewhere else.
I Remember.... (Poetry) - 5/11/2013 9:30:18 PM
Yes..i remember those times well..I still remember i took my ex wife for a drive to visit some relatives..we walked in through the back door..to discover no one was home..they arrived 5 minutes later..they'd popped out to get some shopping..my ex was stunned..that they'd left the house unlocked..but they lived in a good neighbourhood..where everyone watched out for each other..if i'd been a stranger..the neighbours would have known.
I Remember.... (Poetry) - 5/7/2013 6:10:39 AM
Just delightful *Linda*
..thanks for my memories!
I Remember.... (Poetry) - 5/6/2013 3:07:08 PM
I guess today's kids will look back in a similar way, having friends round playing computer tv games.
I Remember.... (Poetry) - 5/6/2013 5:17:39 AM
Now that was the kind of childhood I wish children of today could experience...nicely done, Linda...
I Remember.... (Poetry) - 5/6/2013 3:17:01 AM
i remember these days with smiles as well
I Remember.... (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 6:30:21 PM
To Be Child Again?
For You To Enter Therein
Kingdom Of (God)
You Must Become (Be) As Child...
How Many Millions Simply They
Did Not Care (Get Involved)Will
Fall By Wayside Of Holy Hell...
While My Good Days As Child
Hard To Remember Was
Trip Of Into Holy Hell--I Do
Look Forward To All Those Who
Abused (Me) All Little Children--
Why I Write:
I Will See You All In
holy Hell long Before
I Ever Get There...
Those Few Who Were Good To Me
I TRASK Will Go To Hell And Back
To Save Them As There Children Come
1st In The Eyes (Mine) Of (God)..
I Remember.... (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 5:24:58 PM
Great write, Linda. Sounds just like the time and neighborhood I grew up in, too. God bless.
I Remember.... (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 4:35:13 PM
Sweet memories...and wonderful poem.
Thank you, Linda for sharing
your talent with us.
Warm regards. Isabella.
I Remember.... (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 3:37:08 PM
Yes indeed... ...the times have changed; and sadly, not for the better. Love and peace and best wishes to you, Linda,
I Remember.... (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 1:18:55 PM
Loved it! Yes, we played skellie, ho-scotch, stick ball, ring-a-levio 123 123. We mage scooters out of milkboxes a 2x6 and an old pair of skate.
Thanks for the memories!
Peace, love and blessings,
I Remember.... (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 9:13:46 AM
A wonderful remembrance that seems to leave out the bad. Those times also had polio and rheumatic fever. I got measles three times in a single year. I went to work picking beans in the fields at nine years old. We had to feed our coal-fired furnace every couple of days (we had a stoking machine many did not) and the smoke from coal fires filled the air and made the snow black.
We played a lot of jacks and skipped some rope. Every card game was a gamble, and a place to suck in smoke. Monopoly and poker were always cutthroat games, where sometimes best friends parted ways over calling each other nasty names.
We were hooked on a newfangled thing called TV, whenever we went on the road we would eat hamburgers and chocolate malts. Everyone cooked with lard and we ate a lot of canned food filled with carcinogens.
Yup, those were the days.
I Remember.... (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 7:54:41 AM
Good job, Linda! I've copied it and will make a post for my blog on the 7th of June! www.jean-oathout.blogspot.com
I Remember.... (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 6:16:06 AM
I lived in those times. Great poetry that brought back wonderful memories and some sad also. There was nothing great about the depression I lived through, except for the many lives it affected.
I'm Sorry Mommy and Daddy... (Poetry) - 4/30/2013 4:38:15 PM
I Missed This Write--Still
No One But Nobody Has Your Compassion !!
I'm Sorry Mommy and Daddy... (Poetry) - 4/19/2013 10:19:40 AM
A fitting tribute! Well written, Linda. It is as it should be. Sadly, the ones left behind feel the paid of loss even though, as Christians, they know their loved one is with Jesus.
I'm Sorry Mommy and Daddy... (Poetry) - 4/18/2013 3:40:21 PM
it is so sad for the ones left behind
I'm Sorry Mommy and Daddy... (Poetry) - 4/18/2013 10:39:44 AM
My heart is breaking. Why target innocents????? Powerful, beautiful, shattering write, Linda.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
I'm Sorry Mommy and Daddy... (Poetry) - 4/18/2013 4:17:41 AM
Oh my!!! What an incredible tribute, Linda! Makes one feel happy for the little fellow...in all the sadness he's left behind.
Blessings & Peace
I'm Sorry Mommy and Daddy... (Poetry) - 4/17/2013 6:56:04 PM
I can see your poetic thoughts coming right from this little girls heart. A masterpiece!
Peace, love and blessings in the Lord,
John Michael Domino
I'm Sorry Mommy and Daddy... (Poetry) - 4/17/2013 6:16:28 PM
Linda, this is absolutely beautiful and so heartfelt, too. You brought tears to my eyes. A great tribute in rememberance of Martin Richard. May God bless you and yours. And thanks for sharing this with all of us.
I'm Sorry Mommy and Daddy... (Poetry) - 4/17/2013 5:16:25 PM
Such wonderful, comforting words you have written. I just read your piece to my wife, and we both were deeply touched. I especially liked it where you said, "Angels like to hold my hand, and I sit on Jesus' knee." Although I am deeply saddened by what happened in Boston, I just have to smile at the thought of an angel holding a child's hand and that same child sitting on Jesus' knee. Such beautiful thoughts. Thanks for writing it for us.
David Lee Thompson
I Wish I Could Have Been There (Poetry) - 4/15/2013 9:29:39 AM
I Wish I Could Have Been There (Poetry) - 4/6/2013 8:17:52 AM
Love, love. loved this piece, Linda! Alleluia!!! Peace!
Homeless Man (Poetry) - 4/4/2013 6:51:17 AM
Very poignant and thought provoking. I, too, have much empathy for people in this situation. Thank you for your comments on my website.
I Wish I Could Have Been There (Poetry) - 4/2/2013 5:14:09 AM
Beautiful profession of faith, Linda! I love it!
I Wish I Could Have Been There (Poetry) - 3/31/2013 8:02:16 PM
But ... but ... we WERE there. We were on His mind. We love Him because He first loved us. Beautifully, powerfully penned, Linda. Thank you.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
I Wish I Could Have Been There (Poetry) - 3/31/2013 3:44:16 AM
Happy Easter to you, Linda!
I Wish I Could Have Been There (Poetry) - 3/30/2013 9:06:47 PM
Wonder thoughts about our Savior!
Happy Resurrection Sunday!
Peace, love, joy and hope of the Lord be with you!
John Michael Domino
I Wish I Could Have Been There (Poetry) - 3/30/2013 10:50:16 AM
Simply excellent. Happy Easter.
I Wish I Could Have Been There (Poetry) - 3/30/2013 9:58:04 AM
I wish you could've been there, too. Happy Easter to you.
I Wish I Could Have Been There (Poetry) - 3/30/2013 8:51:09 AM
I had intended to go to your page, but instead hit the "Poetry" link where I found this at the top of the list. This is extremely well-written and has an excellent flow. The top of the list is where it belongs; thank you for reposting....
Homeless Man (Poetry) - 3/27/2013 2:39:28 PM
within the walls of every abandoned house there is a story and in some...there are more than one. made me think...thanks
Homeless Man (Poetry) - 3/26/2013 7:18:23 AM
The way this poem was written
Leads the reader to feel the pain & hunger
many are experiencing in this country today.
In a matter of seconds things can change. . . . .
Excellent poem - enjoyed reading.
Homeless Man (Poetry) - 3/20/2013 6:15:05 AM
Your poem brought my tears Linda.
Homeless Man (Poetry) - 3/20/2013 5:27:46 AM
You have gleaned a moving insight in this ekphrastic poem, Linda. I share the sentiment you've captured. well done ... richard
Homeless Man (Poetry) - 3/19/2013 7:05:14 PM
Linda, feed a lot of veteran's and homeless on or near the 4th of July. They are always in need many are homeless. So this poem very good and touches home. We are obligated by the Lord to take care of the poor and homeless. Peace!!!
Homeless Man (Poetry) - 3/19/2013 7:05:09 AM
a sad dilema felt by far too many
Homeless Man (Poetry) - 3/18/2013 7:23:02 PM
Sadly All Who Read It Linda It
Only Is It Them Whence They Suffer Consequences
Become 1 Millions Of Homeless Who Live In Your There
Own Back Yards Streets,i.e. Simply They Believe
They Are All Infallible...
Until Then They Could Care Less..
Your Friend, TRASK...
Homeless Man (Poetry) - 3/18/2013 5:53:58 PM
i see him, Linda, see him in your poignant
writing and in my heart
and in this very wealthy state i live in
with hundreds of billions in the black (not the red)
and a booming economy i see him on my way to the shops
Bless you for this poem
Homeless Man (Poetry) - 3/18/2013 7:59:34 AM
There's a story in that old face. If we took the time to learn what the story is, we might be able to help him get out from under the situation he's in and into warmth and shelter instead of cold and starvation.
Homeless Man (Poetry) - 3/18/2013 7:03:52 AM
A truly sad commentary on the wealthiest country in the world.
Homeless Man (Poetry) - 3/18/2013 3:07:19 AM
How sadly true for far too many today in this sad nation of ours.
Homeless Man (Poetry) - 3/17/2013 8:00:40 PM
Stark real poetry Linda. This should not be. Not is a country that waste trillions of dollars on programs that don't touch folks like these. What have we become? What can we do? If we can't solve things at home there is really no excuse.
Peace, love and blessings to you,
A Teenagers Song (Poetry) - 3/2/2013 11:33:17 AM
I was so lucky to be loved by caring parents. How do parents live with just throwing their kids away. It happens too often. Heart felt Linda.
A Teenagers Song (Poetry) - 2/23/2013 7:31:07 PM
Mere Fact You Write About It
(God) Knows Your Compassion!
God) Will Not Do Anything to
Stop It,i.e. Yep Jesus Loves
You-Huh........Humans Simply Are
Blame Do Not Care Until It Is There Own
Wallet$ Or Child Becomes Victim--
Listen To Them Scream-They You All
Become Self Glorified Martyrs!
A Teenagers Song (Poetry) - 2/22/2013 5:02:27 AM
Sadly this could be the story of countless teenagers that are misunderstood and judged without anyone taking the time to discover the truth....beautifully penned, Linda!
A Teenagers Song (Poetry) - 2/21/2013 8:31:36 PM
In our ministry we visit a camp for Foster kids.
These kids are tougher than the incarcerated teens we use to visit.
It's rough when you think nobody wants you.
It's even tougher trying to deal with kids who think they have no future.
Still, some find peace with Jesus.
A Teenagers Song (Poetry) - 2/21/2013 6:11:32 PM
this is tough and grim reality, Linda,
and your understanding of and empathy with these victims,
and they are victims, comes across clearly; you've seen
and dealt with these situations first hand and your great heart
A Teenagers Song (Poetry) - 2/21/2013 10:36:25 AM
Many stimes foster parents are just in it for the money.
MA sad tale of wasted posibilities.