Recent Reviews for William Gregory
The Butterfly & The Caterpillar Prt 2 (Poetry) - 10/3/2013 11:47:02 AM|
Wisdom and truth encased in a lovely part 2.
The Butterfly & The Caterpillar (Poetry) - 10/3/2013 11:46:01 AM
Beautiful longing so interestingly expressed.
The Butterfly & The Caterpillar Prt 2 (Poetry) - 8/16/2013 11:17:33 AM
A fable for those who can't seem to break free from their routine and metamorphosis into something greater than they are now.
The Butterfly & The Caterpillar (Poetry) - 7/30/2013 6:12:41 PM
The caterpillar becomes the butterfly too one day then what you do??
The Butterfly & The Caterpillar (Poetry) - 7/30/2013 10:21:51 AM
A wonderful little parable in a poem.
At my twentieth high school reunion, there was a girl that was beautiful and vivacious and the life of the party. No one could remember her from high school. In high school she was just a caterpillar. Twenty years later at our reunion, she was a butterfly flitting about in flirting with everyone.
No Words (Poetry) - 7/20/2013 9:32:12 AM
A little constructive criticism instead of constant praise for misbehavior, goes a long way in helping shape a young life. As people get older, criticism often results in fighting that the reason.
True Colours (Poetry) - 7/16/2013 8:51:10 AM
Stunning in not only beauty but its true wisdom. We stunt our own selves by refusing to accept and learn from others, esp. those who are a bit different than we are.
Whatever I Have Left (Poetry) - 7/15/2013 6:56:44 AM
Assuming that this is you, because of some of the references in the poem, it appears to be the fate of many in this “enlightened capitalist era” where the rich get richer and the rest of us can go to hell. Many are feeling the same pain.
Your poetry will reach the world and inspire the downtrodden to rise up and put the world straight again.
A Day At The Seaside (Poetry) - 7/8/2013 5:23:21 AM
This sounds like the 'perfect' day.
A Day At The Seaside (Poetry) - 7/4/2013 12:08:41 AM
Good write for Independence Day! The sea is the place 2B!
Peace, God's agape love, abundant blessings,
A Day At The Seaside (Poetry) - 7/2/2013 10:32:56 AM
A perfect childhood day at the beach. As time goes on, memories grow fonder and all those little ills and inconveniences described disappear in the mist of time.
A Day At The Seaside (Poetry) - 7/2/2013 9:08:22 AM
This poem brought lovely moments into my mind. It is well-written
and is a joy to read, it brings some type of relaxation to your mind
because it gives the reader the chance to imagine the whole scenery
and it is a good, comfortable relaxing one. Keep the good write up!
The Good In Me (Poetry) - 5/21/2013 2:35:31 PM
Reminds me of Brian Jones' epitaph: "When this you see, remember me, and bear me in your mind, let all the world say what they will, speak of me as you find" (or very similar - dragged up an old memory). Quite neat work William.
The Good In Me (Poetry) - 5/20/2013 5:04:05 PM
I've often imagined how hard it must be to be famous, just going out their would be no peace. Reporters and cameras at every turn. Excellent poetry, William.
The Good In Me (Poetry) - 5/20/2013 12:00:14 PM
It sure does. Your poem gets at the problem at its source. Talented people usually come with a lot of baggage from their childhood that made them creative in the first place. So many young talented people have died way too young.
The Unseen (Poetry) - 5/12/2013 4:31:37 PM
Oh my this poem gives me chills. Its so real! Its one I wish I had written. You have an amazing talent to put yourself in another's shoes and make them SEE and FEEL what the homeless are going through. I have written homeless poems also , but nothing like this!!! This is AMAZING! What a great talent you have! When you have time read my Anonymous Faces.
Love and blessings,
A Blessing To All (Poetry) - 5/12/2013 4:26:45 PM
A beautiful outpouring of emotion to your friend. She will love it!
Lost In Unreality (Poetry) - 5/12/2013 4:23:45 PM
I am glad you are getting help and medications. Keep writing, that will help also. You will be in my prayers.
Lost In Unreality (Poetry) - 5/12/2013 9:37:04 AM
Mental illness is, perhaps, the worst kind. It sounds like from your writing that it was caused by things not in your control when you are very young. It also appears that you have overcome it, particularly through your poetry. Kudos for that.
Lost In Unreality (Poetry) - 5/12/2013 6:43:38 AM
A very inspirational poetic piece!
Packed..Locked & Stored (Poetry) - 5/11/2013 4:53:32 PM
I agree with Ron. Keeping pain inside only leads to more pain. I have lived through depression and sadness in my life. Much grief and pain. Writing has proved to be therapy for me. I hope it will be for you.
Packed..Locked & Stored (Poetry) - 5/11/2013 12:09:29 PM
Locking away the bad can only lead to more bad. The best thing to do is shout it out, write it out, and let it go. If you kept it in it will only drive you mad.
Just Like Me...Continued (Poetry) - 4/10/2013 6:34:30 AM
Haunting and poignant at the same time. Much better to be a butterfly than a fly on the wall.
Life In The Big Top World (Poetry) - 1/19/2013 10:48:04 AM
Like the circus, larger-than-life.
True Colours (Poetry) - 10/29/2012 7:00:19 AM
powerful truism ... cool pic ...
True Colours (Poetry) - 10/19/2012 7:07:27 AM
It's more than color we have to be blind to. My biggest pet peeve is ignorance. When we are ignorant we are unproductive and boring. If we open our minds and our hearts to other people, regardless of how they look and even how they act, we will be surprised how much they are just like us. In the twenty first century we need to break down all the prejudices of the past and leave them behind.
A Blessing To All (Poetry) - 10/16/2012 9:07:05 AM
A wonderful tribute to your friend, Annie.
Touche (Poetry) - 10/15/2012 7:07:04 AM
If this is true, it is quite a confession. When I was young I was always with my twin brother and never encountered anything like this except the time the guys in my cabin at scout camp decided they were going to “strip” me. My anger gave me great strength in my small body and I threw four of them off me and punched a bystander in the stomach as I leapt out the cabin door. Those big guys never bothered me again.
Katie (Poetry) - 10/13/2012 11:48:22 AM
It is interesting that you say you met her at a “day care center for children.” I am in a wheelchair and require three people to take care of me at great cost. Parents who choose to bring disabled children into the world (and those who consider “right to life” as their mantra) often find that they are overwhelmed when trying to take care of the needs of these children and end up farming them out to, “ day care, adult care, and elder care.”
I also personally know many disabled adults that were brought into the world as disabled babies. Their lives are not, “Blessed,” or any of the other euphemisms that people use to avoid the truth. Because they spend so much of their time just trying to live, they don't live a very quality life––mostly a very stressful one, and die when they no longer are cared for.
That's why I don't want to see any disabled children born––and they don't have to be. we condemn torture. This life is hard enough without living a torturous one because we were born that way.
Katie (Poetry) - 10/12/2012 7:09:42 PM
I think this is so sentimental....You were a terrific Father to her also.....Take care....
From Heaven Sent (Poetry) - 10/7/2012 3:12:59 AM
Interesting write - which appeals to me both literally and as a metaphor. Ronald wishes we could all change like that - I think we do.
From Heaven Sent (Poetry) - 10/6/2012 12:18:01 PM
There is nothing more interesting or beautiful in nature than the cycle of the moth or butterfly and its metamorphosis. Oh, that we could all change like that!
From Heaven Sent (Poetry) - 10/6/2012 6:37:59 AM
Oh yes! "Two forms from one life
A miracle from heaven sent", As nature reveals the wonders of the Lord, so beautiful, William! Lovely job!
Pole To Pole (Poetry) - 9/30/2012 3:50:24 PM
should be in the freakin' olympics ...
Pole To Pole (Poetry) - 9/29/2012 11:38:05 AM
You've summed up the art of pole dancing very well and in great detail. Whether it be art, talent, or discipline some things miss the cut when it comes to deciding what gets included and what does not. One thing is for certain, someone can make a living, a very good living, by doing it. There are many sports and talents that one cannot make a living.
I for one, do not enjoy watching a man do pole dancing. Probably because I'm fascinated with a beautiful female doing contortions while I'm not fascinated by the bulge in a man's leotard. There's a French expression for it: viva la difference.
The Ladder (Poetry) - 9/29/2012 7:16:15 AM
I've a great support system in my friends and all and family to help me cope when i'm down then i get back up again, Life is a down and up process truely and all the things here said are true of people on earth. Thanks good one, Gregory.
Why Me? (Poetry) - 9/29/2012 7:14:28 AM
i thank the stars also for the life I've Got --all due to God's handiwork. I also Thanks him for leading me to your poetry and your friendship...sending love to you across to GB also.
The Unseen (Poetry) - 9/29/2012 7:12:17 AM
So sad but true.
Pole To Pole (Poetry) - 9/29/2012 7:11:43 AM
Hey Greg: Good One, love to read yours. Enjoy them so much says a lot in what you write.
The Ladder (Poetry) - 9/29/2012 4:18:29 AM
As John Michael would tell you, a "good" church has the kind of people who are truly brothers and sisters and would go out of their way to catch you and help you back on. And remember, God is always there when you reach out to Him!
Knowing Eyes (Poetry) - 9/20/2012 4:55:19 AM
Makes me want to cry ---tears in my eyes......I've been through it, and it's no fun, but what do we do but go on. Loved this write very much can relate to it very much so.
Blind Panic (Poetry) - 9/20/2012 4:53:12 AM
I've had panic attacks in the past, acting just like this, but not for years and years so i feel God is with me and looking over me.
Friends help too as does keeping busy. A good metaphor of fears here.
Watching Over You (Poetry) - 9/20/2012 4:51:59 AM
Keep up writing, the hurt will go away some day. But for now, release it into the air.
The Art of Obsession (Poetry) - 9/20/2012 4:50:40 AM
Very fine poetry, very inspiring to me.
Just Like Me (Poetry) - 9/20/2012 4:49:44 AM
Love butterflies not many around this summer though, just a few yellow ones at times where i live now.
Helping Hands & Hearts (Poetry) - 9/20/2012 4:48:56 AM
Your poetry really goes to my heart, all so literate and true. I love reading it. It all give so much encouragment to me also.
Chosen To Be (Poetry) - 9/20/2012 4:47:46 AM
Passing Time (Poetry) - 9/20/2012 4:45:00 AM
I saw a black and blue butterfly with white spots the day Tom's service, - my 2nd hubby died. it landed on my shoulder in fact, so they are our loved ones coming back to us for aa moment i believe it truely do.
Passing Time (Poetry) - 9/19/2012 2:32:49 PM
What a wonderful outlook on life and spiritual reaching out beyond life.
The Living Tree (Poetry) - 9/19/2012 11:57:54 AM
Great write, it inspire me to no end. Blessings to you.
True Friends (Poetry) - 9/19/2012 11:56:52 AM
Been through a loss recently, not fun, but this poem says it all, cept he won't say I love you no more and neither will i to him. It'vs over sadly true.
True Friends (Poetry) - 9/17/2012 12:23:40 PM
Very lyrical and pleasing to read. The only way to lose a real friend is for them to die.
Just Like Me (Poetry) - 9/16/2012 12:56:12 PM
Certainly, an inspiration.
Chosen To Be (Poetry) - 9/13/2012 1:47:38 PM
All the more reason to end war as soon as possible. These valiant young people may go to war naïvely, but many come back injured from the experience and never recover.
Chosen To Be (Poetry) - 9/13/2012 2:41:52 AM
As the son of a WW II front line veteran this poem touches close to the heart...we should always remember...
The Art of Obsession (Poetry) - 8/3/2012 5:18:11 AM
A true expression of the artist.
The Art of Obsession (Poetry) - 7/27/2012 11:33:29 AM
Trees for thought. I must admit, I am an art lover.
The Living Tree (Poetry) - 7/9/2012 8:42:41 AM
I LIKE THE COMPARISON...WE ARE LIKE LIVING TREES...IN MANY COMPACITIES. GOOD JOB, WILLIAM, AND THANKS FOR THE SHARE. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
The Living Tree (Poetry) - 6/28/2012 8:29:03 AM
Great analogy. I sure would like to see better pictures of that tree. And I'm not sure, but is that a red flower that I see, or is it some kind of fruit?
Knowing Eyes (Poetry) - 5/8/2012 9:39:34 AM
A beautiful rhyming poem revealing a man's true feelings. Those knowing eyes have powers to see well beyond the paint their painted with.
Knowing Eyes (Poetry) - 5/8/2012 2:41:04 AM
Excellant write that could easily be converted to song lyrics. I think we all fear letting go completely to love for there is always a chance we can get hurt and the more we love the more intense the pain is when and if it does happen...but...what is life without love?
Knowing Eyes (Poetry) - 5/6/2012 12:17:47 PM
THE EYES ARE THE WINDOWS TO ONE'S SOUL. TO LOOK INTO 'KNOWING EYES' MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD. I WROTE A POEM A WHILE AGO ENTITLED 'THROUGH AND THROUGH'. WHEN YOU GET A CHANCE HAVE A LOOK...I THINK YOU'LL ENJOY ITS SOMEWHAT DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Watching Over You (Poetry) - 2/29/2012 10:43:40 AM
Wonderful personification. I'm immediately reminded of my poem, From Little Acorns Grow.
Watching Over You (Poetry) - 2/29/2012 5:53:46 AM
Trees are a wonderful inspiration. So graceful and majestic. so utterly reliable, like guardians of the Earth.
Blind Panic (Poetry) - 2/20/2012 11:33:00 PM
a fine definitive description of a condition of body and soul ....
Blind Panic (Poetry) - 2/19/2012 2:13:56 PM
My sister and niece suffered long years with agoraphobia, locked inside themselves, unable to face the public.
Fortunately, both got help from a drug, I don't know which one, but both were able to get over their fear and operate in the world again–both very successfully–I might add.
Blind Panic (Poetry) - 2/18/2012 11:14:50 PM
you expressed a condition many suffer from
Blind Panic (Poetry) - 2/18/2012 9:32:37 AM
Ah . . . Shades of Detective Monk . . . Hahaha!!