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Review of This Is It  
Review by ♥hOOves♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: E | (5.0)
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What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow* You invited me to read and review - thank you so much for the invitation!

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* I think this is a positive message and one that is encouraging with an eye for the future. I saw nothing to correct in the text.

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

I liked the message of being in things together and that one is cheering for the recipient, along with others doing the same. This is a message that will lift spirits for sure.

Well done!

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

Maybe Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2020, whether I did that is up to you. *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride A New Decade
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Review of Crisis!  
Review by ♥hOOves♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: 18+ | (5.0)
created by marphilhearts & gifted by siscok



What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow* You posted before me in I Write in 2020. As always, it is my pleasure to read and send a review your way.

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* This is a helpful essay about coping with one of the toughest things in life, when employment ceases. The author has anxiety about this very thing, so the coping mechanisms chosen make a lot of sense.

It is clear that a lot of thought went into this well-written essay.

This is very timely as a lot of people are losing everything now, with very little to hold on to. The support system that was there even six months ago (in terms of places to get help if it is needed) have vanished. If people have a bit of security, they cling to it now.

Scary times.

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

*Thumbsup* Staying calm seems to be the main thing that everything else depends on. Sometimes we can do this in the day time, but at night those anxieties come to play. Making a plan is a great thing to do and keeping flexible is good too.

I heard about a guy who had no access now to the Internet. His normal way would have been the library, but those are all closed, as is the unemployment office in his area. So, if you have Internet and a way to get it right now, one is way ahead of this guy. I do not know what people like this are supposed to do. Plus people who have lost everything and just then the Internet provider decides to raise the rates 20% or more. This is happening all over the place.

I hope you are still in a good place now. I hope everyone gets back to something where this kind of situation isn't a downward spiral. Keeping calm may be the ultimate key to getting back to things.

This was very helpful to anyone who has had reason to panic lately and I think that amounts to a lot of folks.

Very well written and thought out! *Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

My reviews are about my reactions to the reading and my personal responses. It is not meant to be a harsh critique. Your essay made me think about things and maybe appreciate some things a little more. That's always a good thing in my books. *Thumbsupl*

Perhaps Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2020! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride A New Decade


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for entry ""I choose beauty"
Review by ♥hOOves♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: 18+ | (5.0)
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What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow* You posted before me in the I Write in 2020 Activity. It is my pleasure to read and review your blog posting about Westworld.

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

I have not seen the show, but I have heard good things about it. I have friends who love it and they have very good taste and like smart shows, also.

*Cool**Idea*

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

The things you like about the show, the smart writing and such, resonate with me. Sometimes, I get hooked on a show (Dexter comes to mind) where the writing is stellar and then they make changes. That is the big danger with a show like this, sometimes the writers move on.

I hope your writers stick with the show and keep the great episodes coming. With Dexter, it was a dramatic change after the 4th season and I quit watching after being hooked. Another show that comes to mind is Game of Thrones, which had a number of outstanding seasons, then whatever happened happened. Well, I guess cast members moving on can have an impact also.

I hope Westword sustains the quality of production that viewers have enjoyed so much. At least it was here for you during these hard times. I find that shows like that, that sustain one in tough times can have a lasting place in the heart. In that way, they are like movies that move us.

I enjoyed reading your blog entry very much and learning more about why people like the show so much.

Well done!

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

My reviews are my reactions and thoughts about what I read. They aren't meant to be major editing forays.

Maybe Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2020, but at least still trying to do that! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride A New Decade


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Review by ♥hOOves♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
created by marphilhearts & gifted by siscok



What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow* You posted before me in I Write in 2020. As always, it is my pleasure to read your work and send a review!

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* Oh oh oh!! We've been there with our Boo. She is almost 14, but she spends a period of time everyday barking in our faces. She wants more treats and if she doesn't get them, she barks. Then she barks some more.

We have tried calm reasoning and Mr. HOOves yells. But nothing works. I think it's because unlike your smart Buddy, Boo suspects we have no limits and she's right! *Laugh*

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

This was my favorite part:

"With a smile I humored him,
There's no sense in all of that.
For reasons unknown, this did not quiet him."

That is a nice calm stage. We are so far removed from that, it isn't funny.

Your rhyme is true and fine. I confess that some days, I secretly love the barking because it shows she still has a lot of spirit and sass. She probably senses that weakness on my part.

Your poem definitely struck a chord of familiarity as we all deal with the barking of those we hold dear.

Well done!

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

My reviews tend to be my personal reactions to what I have read. That is certainly the case here.

Maybe Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 20120! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride A New Decade


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Review by ♥hOOves♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: E | (5.0)
created by marphilhearts & gifted by siscok



What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow* You posted before me in I Write in 2020. It is, as always, my pleasure and honor to read your poetry.

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* Life does throw us some curve balls, doesn't it. I have been thinking a lot about my parents and how they had their challenges. I always felt like they took charge.

I am not sure that I have whatever it takes to do that, but I'm older than they were at the time they faced the biggest challenges. At least I think that's the case. I find myself wishing I could ask them what they think about it all. Maybe they felt that way about someone too, from their past. Hard to tell.

It's what we make of what we are given. I know that yet I wonder why humanity keeps repeating the same mistakes in different manifestations. Is it so we all get that lesson we need? Well, it's hard to know that, too.

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

This part stays with me:

"Lately, a tarnished gold weaves in and out,
strong and resilient and resigned to finish this thing."

I admire this attitude, but I'm not sure that I have this much resolve about it all.

Maybe some days I do and not so much others. One thing I do know is that you only get to the truth of a thing by facing it.

Very thoughtful poetry, as always. Do we each make that tapestry our own or is it that way whether we want to own it or not. That's a question to think about I reckon.


*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. My reviews are my reactions to what I read. I do not pretend to be an expert, it's just me bringing my life experience and attitude of the day to bear.

Maybe Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2020! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride A New Decade


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Review of Day of the Lord  
Review by ♥hOOves♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: E | (5.0)
created by marphilhearts & gifted by siscok


What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow* I posted after you in I Write in 2020. It is a pleasure, as always, to read and review your poetry.

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

This is a poem of faith that looks to a positive day in the future when the promises of faith come to fruition.

I am not familiar with the Festival of Ridvan, but I don't think you need to be in order to appreciate this pronouncement of devotion.

*Cool**Idea*

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

This was my favorite passage:

"The day when unity lights the planet!
The day when peace shall flood the Earth!"

A song came to mind that says if only you believe like I believe we'll get by. I think it is inspiring to look to faith and hope in these troubled times we are living in.

Lovely work!

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. My reviews are my personal (unique to me) reactions to what I read. They are not meant as harsh critiques or detailed editing suggestions.

I enjoyed reading and wanted to convey that to you.

Perhaps Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2020! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride A New Decade


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
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Review by ♥hOOves♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: ASR | N/A (Review only item.)
This is so lovely! I had fun writing what I thought about things. It is hard to pick favorites. Moseley will always be my favorite ever though. Same with Violet. Without them there are a lot of other great characters to enjoy and love. Even Thomas Barrow is lovable in the end. I wonder if Mrs. O'Brien had stayed if she would have been lovable.

I always thought that after Matthew, Charles Blake was a the best one for Mary. I don't know why they dropped that. I liked him a lot better than Henry. Thanks for having this!

This is a lovely image for me from Lizco252!
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Review by ♥hOOves♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: E | (5.0)
This is a lovely image for me from Lizco252!



What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow* I am participating in the I Write in 2020 Activity. It is, as always, a pleasure and an honor to read your work.

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* With the world the way it is now, it is easy to forget the lovable charm of human contact. Sometimes, it is the small gestures that live on in our memories of what humanity can mean.

A lovely, courteous gentleman with an unforgettable greeting. There is a lot of unspoken, but genuine affection in this portrayal.

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

This is my favorite part:

"Widowed and alone,
with a twinkle and a smile
he'd offer a "good morning"
and sometimes a song."

Wouldn't that be so welcome right now through all these masks and all the self protective gear. Oh, for the days of not being warned to death.

Lovely poem.

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. My reviews are my reactions to what I read. I am not aiming for harsh critiques or editing forays. I enjoyed reading your poem very much.

Perhaps, Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2020! *Cow**Balloons**Type* Every journey begins with a single step.

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride A New Decade


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
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Review by ♥hOOves♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: ASR | (4.5)
Lovely Image in March



What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow* Hello Odessa Molinari smiling ! I am reviewing your poem as one of the judges for "Journey Through Genres: Official Contest. Thanks for entering!

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?


*Cool**Idea* I thought of being compared to a fluffy cushion instead of a summer's day and it made me smile. Your whole poem made me smile.

I like the title. It's a reality check through the prism of loving eyes.

When I read and judge I look for originality and creativity and things that make me stop and reread. You certainly have that quality throughout, with a hint of the bard! I love the humor and the notion that we love for what is inside, not the frills. Of course, we all age so the love deepens in different directions as we expand. *Laugh* Expand our horizons, I mean.

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

This is my favorite passage:

"So long as I can breathe and my eyes can see,
You'll be my valentine and this gives life to me."

Love is a long road if we are lucky and it has many surprises.

Loved your poetic and funny look at romance!

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. My reviews are never meant to be harsh critiques or detailed editing forays or nitpicking about form and such. I saw no improvements to suggest or contradictory things to opine. I simply settled in and enjoyed my reading experience more than once.

Well done! Very clever!

Having fun with One Review at a Time in 2020! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

This review was written and stored in my review tool on March 7, 2020. It will be sent when we are instructed to send out our reviews for the contest.

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride A New Decade


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
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Review of Silken Threads  
Review by ♥hOOves♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Lovely Image in March



Greetings Tinker !

What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow*I am reviewing your poem as a judge for "Journey Through Genres: Official Contest. Thanks for entering!

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea*Your poem tells of an enduring love, that bends and stretches over time. The image of a silken thread (the title) ties in well with the words that you use. Love does indeed wrap around our hearts and minds like an expandable thread.

The title fits like a glove, and so does the free verse format.

I typically look for phrasing or words that stay with me and I certainly found them here.

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

This is my favorite passage:

"Unselfish care strengthens the links
and binds us to a singular
focus."

Sometimes one's love can be reinforced and strengthened by hard tests. You know how much you truly love when you have to put yourself aside and concentrate on that other person. It can go the other way when someone runs, but that usually will happen early on. Time and devotion tell the tale as none of us is perfect.

When the other person's well being and happiness mean more than our own, well you've got something precious there. Precious and as delicate as a silken thread.

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

Poetry is so personal and the best is written from the heart. This certainly seems to be the case here. My reviews are not meant to be detailed edits or harsh critiques. It is more my personal reaction to what I read and what I feel when I read.

We all come at it from different angles, I reckon. I read and I reread and I enjoyed. Can't ask for much more than that. Well done! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

This review was written and stored in my review tool on March 7, 2020. It will be sent when we are instructed to send out our reviews for the contest.

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride A New Decade


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
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Review of Love's Rose  
Review by ♥hOOves♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: 13+ | (4.5)
Lovely Image in March



Greetings Prosperous Snow !

What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow*I am reviewing your poem as one of the judges for "Journey Through Genres: Official Contest. Thanks for entering!

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea*I thought of a love that stood the test of time. I thought of true romance as being something to hold on to and that endures throughout the trials of life's journey.

This is a lovely tribute to beloved and admired grandparents.

I think that poetry is such a personal thing so my reviews are my reactions to what you have shared. This certainly hit a chord with me as both sets of my grandparents and my parents were married a long long time. Free verse is a wonderful vehicle for communicating in a succinct and moving way.

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

This was my favorite passage:

"Love's rose grows
among the thorns of everyday life."

Here, you tie the enduring love to the imagery of the title very well. This lovely poem proves you do not have to have a lot of words to say a great deal and to move your audience. Holding on to that rose, to what is good is an inspiring way to go forward.

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

My reviews are not meant to be harsh editing forays or critiques. It is my reaction and response to what I have read that I attempt to share with you. You did some fine work here and I was moved as I read and reread.

I reviewed your poem on March 7, 2020 and stored it in my review tool. It will be sent out when we are told to do so, as the winners are announced.

*Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride A New Decade


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
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Review by ♥hOOves♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
Lovely Image in March



Greetings Thankful Sonali WDC POWER! !

What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow*I am reviewing your poem as one of the judges for "Journey Through Genres: Official Contest. Thanks for entering!

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea*Your poem tells the engaging story of a young man in an arranged marriage, who makes a choice to stand up for his young bride, when she is taken advantage of by his family. He changes his whole life to stand up for her. I think it's love (as in the answer to the title question) and something more. We all wish that those we love would take our parts in times that are hard. But standing up to one's own family is pretty tough and could have long lasting consequences. You have to admire someone who does what he thinks is right.

When I read poetry, I look for passages and phrases that stick with me, that are memorable. I certainly found that here, more than once.

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

It is tough to pick out just one, but this stanza is particularly brilliant:

"There may not have been chocolates
Or flowers, or diamond rings
There may not have been moonlit walks
Down lanes where nightingales sing."

Maybe not those things, but lovely poetry and heroic portrayal of a young man. That's what I found. Remarkable, original and inspirational.

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

My reviews are not harsh editing forays or critiques. They are my reactions and response to what I have read.

I thought your poem told an inspirational and moving story with originality of language and flair.
*Cow**Balloons**Type*

I read your poem and stored my review in the review tool on March 7, 2020. It will be sent out when the winners are announced and we are told to send our reviews.

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride A New Decade


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
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Review of Your Embrace  
Review by ♥hOOves♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
Lovely Image in March



*CakeB* HAPPY 7th WDC ACCOUNT ANNIVERSARY FROM "Anniversary Reviews*CakeP*


Greetings Carly !

What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow*I am reviewing your poem as one of the judges for "Journey Through Genres: Official Contest. Thanks for entering!

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea*I thought about feeling safe with the one that we love. We find our solace and our home in the arms of someone who cares so much and who we care for. Everything ties back to the title and feeling secure in one's love's embrace.

When reading poetry, I look for lines that are memorable and stay with me. I certainly found that here in your conclusion.

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

This part was particularly moving:

"Together we rise above
And our love endures
Burning bright
In a world prone to darkness."

In the darkest times, the imagery of darkness - that's when we know we are loved. Expressing all that someone means to us is a difficult task, but you have done it well.

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

My reviews are reactions to what I have read and not meant to be harsh critiques. I tell you how I connected with the writing, from my point of view - which is very subjective. I think that all poetry is subjective and it's how well the writer connects to the reader that really matters in the long run. I could not begin to dissect writing that comes straight from the heart, as it does here.

Well done!
*Cow**Balloons**Type*

My review was written and stored in my review tool on March 7, 2020. It will be sent out when winners are announced and we judges are instructed to send out our reviews.

If that is after March, please accept my belated account anniversary wishes!

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride A New Decade


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
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Review by ♥hOOves♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
Lovely Image in March



Greetings Intuey !

*Cow**Balloons*

What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow*I am reviewing your poem as one of the judges for "Journey Through Genres: Official Contest.
Thanks for entering!


What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea*I thought of enduring love that leaves one with lasting and comforting memories. Love outlasts life. That is the message of the title and one that inspires and comforts as one struggles to carry on.

Poetry reading is a very subjective thing. I look for memorable phrasing and lines and stanzas that stay with me, something that stands out with romance and wraps around the heart of the reader (that's me). Your use of language to convey feelings and cherished memories is remarkable.

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

This part stays with me, particularly the last line:

"Honeysuckle-laced breeze kisses my cheek,
reminiscent of the petal-soft taunts
shared between us down by the crooked creek.
A place my memory forever haunts."

To say that memory haunts a place (and not the other way around) is a brilliant turn of language. Why shouldn't that be so. Makes lovely sense to me!

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. My reviews are not meant to be harsh edits or critiques. They are my reactions to what I have read and involve sharing my thoughts and feelings. That is how I approach the reading of all romantic poetry. We are asked to pick our favorites and that is what I try to do after I read everything, then reread and think about it some. But, in the end, it's just one opinion here from a fellow writer.

*Cow**Balloons**Type*

My review was written March 7, 2020 and stored in my review tool. We send the reviews out when the winners are announced and we are instructed to do so. If this is not timely, that is why.

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride A New Decade


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
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Review by ♥hOOves♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: 13+ | (4.5)
Lovely Image in March



Greetings Sumojo !

*Cow**Balloons*

What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow*I am reviewing your poem as one of the judges for "Journey Through Genres: Official Contest.
Thanks for entering!


What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea*I thought about a long marriage that's full of love and adventures. This made me smile and think of my own marriage of more than 30 years now. A lifelong journey, to be sure. It's all part of the learning, loving and laughing, isn't it?

I particularly enjoyed your leaf imagery at the end.

Your title fits perfectly!

Poetry reading is a very subjective thing. I look for memorable phrasing and lines and stanzas that stay with me, something that stands out with romance and wraps around the heart of the reader (that's me)

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

*Thumbsup*Oh, a lot of it rang a bell with me, but this part hit home:

"I’d run my fingers through your hair,
The hair that’s no longer there.
We’d travel far and wide
Just we two, side by side."

We traveled a lot to Ireland, that's why. He still has most of his hair, although it's white now instead of blond. You never know where that journey will take us.

Well done!

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. My reviews are not meant to be harsh edits or critiques. They are my reactions to what I have read and involve sharing my thoughts and feelings. That is how I approach the reading of all romantic poetry. We are asked to pick our favorites and that is what I try to do.

*Cow**Balloons**Type*

My review was written March 7, 2020 and stored in my review tool. We send the reviews out when the winners are announced and we are instructed to do so. If this is not timely, that is why.

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride A New Decade


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
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Review by ♥hOOves♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: E | (4.5)
Lovely Image in March



Greetings jaya !

*Cow**Balloons*

What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow*I am reviewing your poem as one of the judges for "Journey Through Genres: Official Contest.
Thanks for entering!


What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* I thought about taking care of those we love. There is no greater happiness than making someone we love comfortable and happy. It is nice when the wind and other things cooperate, as in the title.

Poetry reading is a very subjective thing. I look for memorable phrasing and lines and stanzas that stay with me, something that stands out with romance and wraps around the heart of the reader (that's me)

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

This was my favorite part:

"Go get him a soft bed from the moon,
fetch a nice pillow from the clouds"

If only it were so...

Lovely poetic imagery!

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. My reviews are not meant to be harsh edits or critiques. They are my reactions to what I have read and involve sharing my thoughts and feelings. That is how I approach the reading of all romantic poetry. We are asked to pick our favorites and that is what I try to do.

*Cow**Balloons**Type*

My review was written March 7, 2020 and stored in my review tool. We send the reviews out when the winners are announced and we are instructed to do so. If this is not timely, that is why.

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride A New Decade


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
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Review by ♥hOOves♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: 18+ | (5.0)
Lovely Image in March



Greetings Steve Joos !

*CakeB* HAPPY WDC ACCOUNT ANNIVERSARY FROM "Anniversary Reviews*CakeP*


*Cow**Balloons*

What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow*I am reviewing your poem as one of the judges for "Journey Through Genres: Official Contest.
Thanks for entering!


What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea*I thought about falling in love when we are young and being unsure of what would happen. It's a scary thing to contemplate even through the prism of many years. You never know if you don't try.

This poem says young love to me and it's wonderful to read about all that anxiety and the nervous feelings that I still remember.

Poetry reading is a very subjective thing. I look for memorable phrasing and lines and stanzas that stay with me, something that stands out with romance and wraps around the heart of the reader (that's me).

You did that remarkably well with a fresh perspective.

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

There are a lot of favorite parts, but this one stands out:

"It’s not like saying
I love the Cubs,
Or I love root beer,
But I love you.
Those words are beautiful.
Those words are scary.
They are words I want to say,
I need to say,
I have to say."

I understand the love of a baseball team, believe me. That's pretty deep and long lasting.

I thought this was wonderful.

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. My reviews are not meant to be harsh edits or critiques. They are my reactions to what I have read and involve sharing my thoughts and feelings. That is how I approach the reading of all romantic poetry. We are asked to pick our favorites and that is what I try to do.

*Cow**Balloons**Type*

My review was written March 7, 2020 and stored in my review tool. We send the reviews out when the winners are announced and we are instructed to do so. If this is not timely, that is why.

I also wish you a happy account birthday, but if this doesn't come to you in March, consider it a belated wish.

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride A New Decade


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
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Review of beyond dreaming  
Review by ♥hOOves♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: 13+ | (4.5)
Lovely Image in March



Greetings Rhyssa !

*Cow**Balloons*

What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow*I am reviewing your poem as one of the judges for "Journey Through Genres: Official Contest.
Thanks for entering!


What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* I think that too much harmony can be dull. I am sympatico with these sentiments. You need some spice and disagreements over the years to liven things up.

Poetry reading is a very subjective thing. I look for memorable phrasing and lines and stanzas that stay with me, something that stands out with romance and wraps around the heart of the reader (that's me)

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

This is my favorite part:

"somehow, as we grow together,
our little differences
that once jangled against my nerves
are swallowed in the big harmonies
we create together"

I wouldn't change a thing, either. Well done!

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. My reviews are not meant to be harsh edits or critiques. They are my reactions to what I have read and involve sharing my thoughts and feelings. That is how I approach the reading of all romantic poetry. We are asked to pick our favorites and that is what I try to do.

*Cow**Balloons**Type*

My review was written March 7, 2020 and stored in my review tool. We send the reviews out when the winners are announced and we are instructed to do so. If this is not timely, that is why.

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride A New Decade


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
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Review by ♥hOOves♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: 13+ | (4.5)
Lovely Image in March



Greetings Brian-K-Compton !

*Cow**Balloons*

What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow*I am reviewing your poem as one of the judges for "Journey Through Genres: Official Contest.
Thanks for entering!


What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* I thought about how memories come back to us in tastes, sights and smells. You observe it all at the time whether you remember it or not.

*Noter* Don't forget to include line count in future entries.

Poetry reading is a very subjective thing. I look for memorable phrasing and lines and stanzas that stay with me, something that stands out with romance and wraps around the heart of the reader (that's me)

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

This part is memorable for me:

"We dip warm in night's clothes.
The sly moon creeps close,
Silhouettes our scene."

Ah, the power and stealth of the moon. I think it has fueled many a romantic poet's heart.

Well done!

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. My reviews are not meant to be harsh edits or critiques. They are my reactions to what I have read and involve sharing my thoughts and feelings. That is how I approach the reading of all romantic poetry. We are asked to pick our favorites and that is what I try to do.

*Cow**Balloons**Type*

My review was written March 8, 2020 and stored in my review tool. We send the reviews out when the winners are announced and we are instructed to do so. If this is not timely, that is why. I try to review all entries whether disqualified (because of no word count) or not. I appreciate your time and effort in entering the contest!

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride A New Decade


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
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Review by ♥hOOves♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Lovely Image in March



Greetings Mastiff !

*Cow**Balloons*

What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow*I am reviewing your poem as one of the judges for "Journey Through Genres: Official Contest.
Thanks for entering!


What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* Wow, close call for both of you!

Love has to weather a lot of tests as the years go by.

Don't forget your line count with future poetic entries and word count for stories!

Poetry reading is a very subjective thing. I look for memorable phrasing and lines and stanzas that stay with me, something that stands out with romance and wraps around the heart of the reader (that's me)

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

This part hit home:

"After she saved us both that night,
By wrenching at the steering wheel;
Every thought was on my plight,
To call for help with my ordeal.
Hospitals... are the true reveal."

Handling hospitalization is pure agony. As with every hard thing, it can show us a lot if we are willing to see it.

Fine poem!

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. My reviews are not meant to be harsh edits or critiques. They are my reactions to what I have read and involve sharing my thoughts and feelings. That is how I approach the reading of all romantic poetry. We are asked to pick our favorites and that is what I try to do.

*Cow**Balloons**Type*

My review was written March 8, 2020 and stored in my review tool. We send the reviews out when the winners are announced and we are instructed to do so. If this is not timely, that is why.

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

Stay well, my friend!

"Flappers & Yappers Ride A New Decade


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
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Review of Valentines  
Review by ♥hOOves♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Lovely Image in March



Greetings ridinghhood--p. boutilier !
*Cow**Balloons*

What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow*I am reviewing your poem as one of the judges for "Journey Through Genres: Official Contest.
Thanks for entering!


What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* I thought about how little one needs all the material trappings of valentines and other remembrances of the day when love is real. All that is needed is the beloved.

In future entries, don't forget to include the word/line count (whichever is required).

Poetry reading is a very subjective thing. I look for memorable phrasing and lines and stanzas that stay with me, something that stands out with romance and wraps around the heart of the reader (that's me)

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

I loved that you wrote this for a prompt I gave in W. Cramp. This first line sticks with me:

"All the valentines in the world
could be shredded to confetti,
tossed and recycled,
But you would know I still love you."

Who needs valentines with a love so fine as this. Bravo!


*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. My reviews are not meant to be harsh edits or critiques. They are my reactions to what I have read and involve sharing my thoughts and feelings. That is how I approach the reading of all romantic poetry. We are asked to pick our favorites and that is what I try to do.

*Cow**Balloons**Type*

My review was written March 8, 2020 and stored in my review tool. We send the reviews out when the winners are announced and we are instructed to do so. If this is not timely, that is why.

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride A New Decade


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
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Review of Wonderland 2020  
Review by ♥hOOves♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: 18+ | (5.0)
My Sweet Girl on Her 8th Birthday



What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow* You posted before me in I Write in 2020. It is a pleasure, as always, to read and send my review.

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea*Marshmallow clearly has a mind of his own. Well, it's a dog's nature to explore. I think that in space it would be even more difficult to sniff things out properly. Marshmallow's adorableness will see him through. Same with my basset hound. Adorableness is the universal language of dog.

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

I liked that, at the end, the searching one had a change of heart about posting for someone to "find" Marshmallow. Charm will be the saving grace here, charm with an extra dose of common sense, backing away from trouble.

Very imaginative and engaging story. The video was full of cute antics, too.

Good luck with the entry in the contest.

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

My reviews are my reactions to what I have read and are not meant to be harsh critiques or whatever. I do what I enjoy here now. Seems to work out mostly.

Nice work!

*Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride A New Decade
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for entry "The Other Side
Review by ♥hOOves♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
Lovely Image in March



What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow* You posted before me in the I Write in 2020 forum. It is my pleasure, as always, to read and review your poem.

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea*This brought a memory to mind of the way I felt staring at a Monet painting during a stressful time in Paris many years ago. The pastels beckoned me and calmed me in a way that I could never explain.

I think if we let ourselves, we can get drawn into paintings or photographs that soothe us.

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

I like the comfort that one gets crossing over here into the unknown. Hesitation would be natural, even in such an inviting atmosphere.

This part is my favorite:

"drawn toward the portal
that beckons me to cross through
to the other side."

Will it be like this, I wonder? As years go by, I think that hesitation is less and less. Lovely to think of walking into a picture that soothes one such as this.

Your words are eloquent and well chosen. They have calmed me as I read - can't ask for better than that.

Well done!

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. My reviews are written as my reaction to the reading and not as detailed editing suggestions. I do what I enjoy pretty much.

Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2020! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride A New Decade


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
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Review of It can't be wool  
Review by ♥hOOves♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: 18+ | (5.0)
This is a lovely image for me from Lizco252!



What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow* I was tagged and came to read - always a pleasure. I am not the judge of "The Writer's Cramp today, but I enjoyed reading this.

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* I thought about what Robert might have said there when he couldn't get back in the way he wanted.

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

You did a great job - this was very funny.

It is not easy to knit with hooves. Well, it's good to know their birthdays are now!

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. My reviews are reactions to what I read. I rarely send them now except in I Write. This caught my eye when you tagged me and I meandered over and enjoyed so I figured I would send a remoo.

Well done. I hope this is a vegetarian gathering!

*Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride A New Decade
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Review of Surprise!  
Review by ♥hOOves♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: E | (5.0)
This is a lovely image for me from Lizco252!



What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow*You posted before me in the I Write in 2020 activity! It is my pleasure to read and review your well written short story.

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea*I like how you show us that Joey is nervous, without giving away the ending. You convey a lot about his character and his happiness for others in a very short story. Some people give away things because they are so honest in their reactions and responses to situations. Joey certainly seems like one of these sorts of characters.

What does hooves moo and applaud about while reading your item?

At first I thought you were going in another direction when the story took a twist and surprised me in an equally satisfying (maybe more really) way at the end. I think did a fine job of engaging me, as a reader, and getting me interested right away. I think that is because Joey is such a likable character.

Well done!

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps

P.S. My reviews are my reactions to the reading and not meant to be detailed critiques or editing forays. I leave those to the experts.

Writing One Review at a Time in 2020 and having fun along the way! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

Ta Ta until we meet again in another place and time....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride A New Decade


*Gold* My review has been submitted for consideration in "Good Deeds Get CASH!.
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