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Review of Sherbert  
Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with The Writer's Cramp Judges ...  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Nice Signature Made For Me by b.meridith!

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



What brought the Hand of THiNG to your port?

I am reading and reviewing the Writer's Cramp entries since I am the judge for today. I found all the entries to be very moving.

*Ghost*

What Does THiNG think about while perusing your item?

I thought about how the loss of the relationship is tied into the loss of Sherbert. The feelings run deep in both arenas, but decisions had to be made, as is the case in life and moving forward. Sometimes we overlook things that we shouldn't just to keep the peace.

*Cool**Idea*

What does THiNG applaud about while reading your item?

I liked how things were resolved in the end and there is a sense that a chapter has finally ended, where there might have been a lose end of connection. The pain of loss is still palpable.

Sherbert is part of the happy memories as our animal friends most times are.

Well done!

*Thumbsup*

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

*Pumpkin*SometHiNg*Witchhat*

I am not an expert on poetry or prose. I am merely a reader who loves to read. I am not a proofreader and would rather do most anything else rather than proof read. That is what proofreaders get paid to do. I share my experiences when I read and try not to blabber on too much. I enjoyed visiting with you!

*Leaf*END OF SometHiNg*Leaf*



Ta Ta until we meet again....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave


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Review of What I remember  
Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with The Writer's Cramp Judges ...  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Nice Signature Made For Me by b.meridith!

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


What brought the Hand of THiNG to your port?

I am the judge for today in The Writer's Cramp so I am reading and reviewing the entries, all of which I found very moving.

*Ghost*

What Does THiNG think about while perusing your item?

This poem really captures the resignation of acceptance of the inevitable loss. You have to take care of one whose devotion is so steadfast and true. No doubt about that.

*Cool**Idea*

What does THiNG applaud about while reading your item?

The hope for the future rings out. This was a hard thing because my own 14 plus year old pup passed recently. I wanted to let you know I connected with this very strongly.

Having found hope for the future in connecting with the pup next door, I also felt the force of the new pull.

Well done.


*Thumbsup*

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

*Pumpkin*SometHiNg*Witchhat*

I am not an expert on poetry or prose. I am merely a reader who loves to read. I am not a proofreader and would rather do most anything else rather than proof read. That is what proofreaders get paid to do. I share my experiences when I read and try not to blabber on too much. I enjoyed visiting with you!

*Leaf*END OF SometHiNg*Leaf*



Ta Ta until we meet again....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave


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Review of Best Friends  
Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with The Writer's Cramp Judges ...  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Thing Signature Made For tHiNg!

*Hand2**Balloons*



What brought tHiNg to glide in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow*You entered your wonderful story in "The Writer's Cramp today. Congratulations on your win!!!

What does tHiNG think about while perusing your item?

I thought about reincarnation. I think there is something to it and that spirits are here in those beings that we love. This was a hard one to judge as I am still missing my own pup who passed.

There was a lot of feeling expressed in all of the entries, but one passage in yours sticks with me.

*Cool**Idea*

What does tHiNG applaud about while reading your item?

This part is brilliant:

"So many memories made sweet, now saddened and more special with Mickey’s passing, Boring to others with too often telling, each time they become polished and more bright in my mind."

This captured that sometimes days are so hard and then something will come along that comforts, a memory or other reminder.

That is how we get through losses that are so huge in our existences I think.

Well done!

*Thumbsup*

tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps a.k.a. HOOves

P.S. I am someone who loves to read and review. That is a pretty simple statement and it is true, in the spirit of Ernest Hemingway, who once said, "Write one true thing." *Heart*

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

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave


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Review of Intervention  
Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with Paying It Forward  
Rated: E | (5.0)
*Party* This is a review to celebrate Writing.Com's 21st Birthday with "All Grown Up *Party*


Nice Signature Made For Me by b.meridith!

What brought the Hand of THiNG to your port?

I clicked on the Read and Review icon on the left side of the screen and it brought me to your fine poem.

*Ghost*

What Does THiNG think about while perusing your item?

This poem presents a unique point of view - that of a breeze or bit of wind. Wind controls so much and steers and guides so much that we take for granted most of the time.

It must look very small below from that vantage point. Very small, indeed.

But I like the generous view that seeks to avert danger.

*Cool**Idea*

What does THiNG applaud about while reading your item?

It is hard to pick a favorite because it all moves along so well with your rhyme scheme and word choices.

This is my favorite part:

"It soared with charm and subtle grace
above the sea below.
My breeze assumed a steady pace
and that seemed apropos."

It flows so seamlessly throughout, though. I felt transported to a place by the sea. I haven't been there in years, but your poem took me to a place of calm that I love.

Well done.


*Thumbsup*

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

*Pumpkin*DISCLAIMER*Witchhat*

I am not an expert on poetry or prose. I am merely a reader who loves to read.

*Leaf*END OF DISCLAIMER*Leaf*




Ta Ta until we meet again....

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave


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Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with Sisco's Good Deed Group  
Rated: E | (5.0)
*Party* This is a review to celebrate Writing.Com's 21st Birthday with "All Grown Up *Party*


Image Designed For tHiNg!

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

I clicked on the Read and Review icon on the left side of the screen and it brought me to your fine story. It is my pleasure to read and send a review on a fine morning in September.

*Cow*

What does thing think about while reading this?

I notice that you use foreshadowing very effectively. I got a feeling from the start, because of the setting, but did not know where you were going.

This took me along with joy for Angela's achievement, but joy mixed with so much sadness and regret looking back. It's as if events moved irrevocably, all timed to result in such a tragedy.

*Cool**Idea*

What does tHiNg applaud about while reading your item?

I thought you did a good job of presenting the concept of forgiveness and how it is hard fought in situations like these. Some never get there. Can it be a catharsis as it was here for Selena? I'm not sure and the father's reaction and the fact that he is stuck in a time warp, argues for an answer in the affirmative.

You are a very talented storyteller as you hooked me in from the start and your story made me stop, think and count my blessings in a time when it's more easy to give in to feeling sad.

Well done!

*Thumbsup*

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

Maybe Making a Difference (you tell me?) One Review at a Time in 2021! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

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

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave


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Review of Complete  
Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with Sisco's Good Deed Group  
Rated: E | (5.0)
*Party* This is a review to celebrate Writing.Com's 21st Birthday with "All Grown Up *Party*


Image Designed For tHiNg!

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

I clicked on the Read and Review option on the left side of the page and it brought me to your fine poem!

*Cow*

What does tHiNg think about while perusing your item?

I thought about life for all of us. It definitely takes some twists and turns. Sometimes we are steered in the right direction and sometimes, we veer off the path. Either way, we step up when we know the time is right.

*Cool**Idea*

What does tHiNg applaud about while reading your item?

I liked how the child wants to be a child and not have the mom worry. I think this is passed on from generations though and inevitably the mom-to-be will worry about her little one, too.

This is my favorite part, the beginning:

"I never completed a thing as a child.
It drove my mother a little nuts, a bit wild
No big deal, It’s just not me or my style.
Leave me alone, let me be a kid for awhile."

I never realized how like my mother I was until she wasn't here anymore. Then, I could clearly see it. Events conspired to help me see it.

You have written such a lovely poem about coming of age with a parent who cares enough to worry, a true blessing in disguise - well done!

*Thumbsup*

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

Maybe Making a Difference (you tell me?) One Review at a Time in 2021! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

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

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave


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Review of Nightingale  
Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: E | (5.0)
A wonderful signature for anytime.  So MOOving!



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

*Cow*I clicked on the Read and Review option on the left side of the page and it brought me to your fine poem. Thank you for sharing it with all of us here!

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea*I thought about the nightingale and it's mystery. You poetically capture its mystique quite well.

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

I enjoyed the emphasis on honesty and the vivid recollection of the scene and time of year in he first verse especially. This ties in well with the reference to a memory that lingers at the end.

Nicely done from start to finish!

*Thumbsup*

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

Maybe Making a Difference (you tell me?) One Review at a Time in 2021! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

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

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave


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Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with Sisco's Good Deed Group  
Rated: ASR | N/A (Review only item.)
A Beautiful New Signature for HOOves

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

*Cow*You are having a wonderful contest for the site anniversary time! I am excited to be a part of it and read the entries!

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

I think that this looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for the Trinket, people can get by visiting the contest. I am loving it all!

*Cool**Idea*

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

This will be a fun and creative way to celebrate the site's 21 years. I love your characters! They inspire such imaginative writing!

I think it will be a lot of fun!

*Thumbsup*

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

Maybe Making a Difference (you tell me?) One Review at a Time in 2021! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

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

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave
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Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with The Writer's Cramp Judges ...  
Rated: E | (5.0)
A Beautiful New Signature for HOOves

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


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

*Cow*I gave the prompt and was curious to see what you writers would create. I am not the judge, but I was interested to read.

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

I thought about how humans can learn a lot from bulls in this story, in terms of quiet discipline and organizational skills.

*Cool**Idea*

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

Chief Bull is quite an admirable character.

I enjoyed reading your story - congrats on your win in The Writer's Cramp today! Rising above things is definitely a bull-ish trait!

Well done!

*Thumbsup*

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

Maybe Making a Difference (you tell me?) One Review at a Time in 2021! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

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

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave


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Review of Prince Remembered  
Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: E | (5.0)
A Beautiful New Signature for HOOves



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

*Cow*I clicked on the Read and Review option on the left side of the page and it transported me to your lovely tribute to a great artist, Prince.

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

This was the first time I understood what took him. For some reason, I thought it was a heart issue. I remember seeing footage of him riding his bike the day before where he looked so happy and carefree. That made me think he biked into heaven in his mind.

*Cool**Idea*

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

I enjoyed your interpretation of the songs and their meanings. His work was all memorable and I am sure he would be happy to have such an appreciative and informative article about his work and his legacy.

Megan inspired some wonderful work with her challenge!

Well done!

*Thumbsup*

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

Maybe Making a Difference (you tell me?) One Review at a Time in 2021! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

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

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave
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Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with Sisco's Good Deed Group  
Rated: ASR | N/A (Review only item.)
A Beautiful New Signature for HOOves

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

*Cow*This was with the trinket link so I came to read and send a review.

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

This is a lovely tribute to two admirable and modern ladies. I am glad you decided to focus on them.

Princess Diana will do what she can to make things right for her sons from her divine power. I am still waiting for her to work her magic a little more in the other areas best left unexplored.

*Cool**Idea*

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

I read that Kate did a photography book about Covid 19 in England. It's called, "Hold Still." She seems like she has genuine feeling and compassion for people when they are suffering.

I think she and Diana both have felt genuine things for people. May both of Diana's children find genuine love and happiness one day.

Fine work and thanks again for the lovely trinket!

*Thumbsup*

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

Maybe Making a Difference (you tell me?) One Review at a Time in 2021! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

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

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave
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Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: ASR | N/A (Review only item.)
This is a lovely image for me from Lizco252!



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

*Cow*You had mentioned this entry in our campfire so here I am to read and send a review.

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

I thought about the royal family. I think Meghan is jealous of Kate. You are right about that. Kate will be Queen probably. The highest Meghan can go is Duchess.

She was 36 when she married Harry, not 19 like Diana. She wants to be beloved like Diana was. But Diana had some good qualities that shined through all her troubles.

To me, Meghan is all about the money and power. When she realized that Harry is a low level royal and highest she could go is probably Duchess, she got bored.

*Cool**Idea*

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

I had never thought about how Diana didn't have any support. You make a great point. Meghan has had Harry's support all the time. Charles could never be bothered. Meghan fights with her own father and family other than her mother. She was divorced.

But the women Harry liked in England before Meghan couldn't handle the thing with the press. I think Harry would have married one of them if they would have had him. Meghan can look okay with a lot of makeup, but isn't a natural beauty like Kate or Diana.

I think watching the Crown may have messed with Harry's mind some. I know that it got me when I watched it, I was angry on Diana's behalf all over again. I don't think Harry has all his oars in the water.

Great analysis of something that is of very current interest - well done!

*Thumbsup*

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

Maybe Making a Difference (you tell me?) One Review at a Time in 2021! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

This review is given in loving memory of SHERRI GIBSON *Heartw*

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

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave


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Review of Amnesia?  
Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Toupee & All




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


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

*Cow*I clicked on the Read and Review option on the left hand side of the screen and it brought me to your fine poem of romantic tribute.

I thought I would read and remoo, especially since you have an anniversary coming this month! *Applause*

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

I thought about what makes our own experiences unique. It is definitely the twists and turns that are different from others.

The rhymes are at times somewhat unexpected (not predictable) and that's a good thing - keeps with the mood of originality and the ultimate conclusion.

Your poem takes an interesting twist in the loving confession of the "lie" that ended up being the "truth" in a lot of ways.

*Cool**Idea*

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

This was my favorite part:

"I could never forget you, not once in a million days,
But I had to find a way to meet you, and tell you all the ways
That my heart has developed this love, how I want you by my side
One day in the quite near future, I’ll take you as my bride"

Well done!

*Thumbsup*

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

Maybe Making a Difference (you tell me?) One Review at a Time in 2021! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

This review is sent in loving memory of SHERRI GIBSON , whose legacy of kindness lives on.

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

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave





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Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with Sisco's Good Deed Group  
Rated: 13+ | (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 clicked on the Read and Review icon on the left side of the page and it brought me to your helpful and informative item about your dealings with a house fire and its aftermath.

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

I thought about what happened in my own family, my grandparents farm house burned to the ground when I was a baby. I had heard stories about it, but only remember the "new" house that they built.

I think you give a lot of helpful pointers.

*Cool**Idea*

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

I like the theme of trying to stay calm throughout and find guidance and not to make any rash decisions.

A lot of us rely on insurance agents. I know that we do. We all hope that this never happens, but you want to be prepared if it does. I am sorry that it happened to you, but you have learned a lot from it and it's nice that you share what you have learned with others.

You did a fine job of organizing and writing this. My only suggestion would be to make the print larger. You can do this by having this at the beginning: {size: 4} without the space between the : and the 4. This is easier on reading eyes, especially when there is a large concentration of text.

This is a helpful item and I will take your advice with me. I hope that it never happens, but I will know more about what to do if it does.

Well done!

*Thumbsup*

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

Maybe Making a Difference (you tell me?) One Review at a Time in 2021! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

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

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave


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Review of Chapters of Life  
Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with Paying It Forward  
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?

I clicked on the Read and Review option on the left side of the page and it brought me to your fine poem.

*Cow*

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

The feeling of being overwhelmed was laced throughout these words. Life is going to unfold like a book. There are chapters to think about and things to be looked at.

I like how you take the long view of everything. You put it in good context.

*Cool**Idea*

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

I liked the sense of humor at the end and throughout. Captors indeed. I felt the same way about my parents at the time. But we do just move from one situation of captivity to the next.

Very well written and thought out - I enjoyed reading this very much!

*Thumbsup*

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

Maybe Making a Difference (you tell me?) One Review at a Time in 2021! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

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

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave
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Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with Paying It Forward  
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?

I clicked on the Read and Review option on the left side of the screen and it brought me to your wonderfully engaging story about Daisey, a talented canine member of your family.

*Cow*

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

I thought about how smart Daisey is in this, with positioning herself to control the fish. Plus she seems, at all times, to be cheering for you and genuinely happy when you are happy.

*Cool**Idea*

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

Who wouldn't love Daisey? She's so smart and endearing in this engaging memoir. It made me smile and remember our Boo. We are the lucky ones to have known such amazing and unconditional love
and devotion.

Just one suggestion - you might want to double space and break this into shorter paragraphs to make it easier on your readers' eyes. Not a major thing, and even though there was a little eye strain, the story was so engaging that I read it all to end.

Good for you!

I enjoyed reading your story very much - well told!


*Thumbsup*

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

Maybe Making a Difference (you tell me?) One Review at a Time in 2021! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

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

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave


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Review of mlem  
Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with Paying It Forward  
Rated: E | (4.0)
This is a lovely image for me from Lizco252!

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

*Cow*I clicked on the Read and Review option on the left side of the page and it brought me to your draft story.

I have to think that the title is temporary as you are obviously working on this work in progress.

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

You set the scene very well. You don't tell us everything, but the reader knows that the speaker is isolated through necessity.

I noticed in the last paragraph, you say "thrift" away when I think you mean to say "drift."

*Cool**Idea*

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

I think you build up the suspense to see what happens and why there is a knock on the door. Maybe it is from the past. Hard to tell.

I definitely suggest proofreading when you get it how you want it. I enjoyed reading, especially that first paragraph. It engaged my interest.

Nice work!

*Thumbsup*

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

Maybe Making a Difference (you tell me?) One Review at a Time in 2021! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

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

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave
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Review of Burdensome  
Review by ♥tHiNg♥
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?

I clicked on Read and Review on the left hand side of the page and it brought me to your fine poem.

*Cow*

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

I thought about how the restrictions of age creep up on us. In this past year, I have seen it. We all depend on others for a lot, though maybe we don't realize it. When the world closes in, it is hard.

Some fight to have it not happen, but I think that limitations eventually come to all who live long enough.

*Cool**Idea*

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

This part stays with me:

"How sad the days of such diminished light,
in some ways I feel like a helpless pawn."

While there is life, there is hope. However, this past year has taught me not to take anything for granted because it can all be gone in an instant.

Very poignant and memorable poetry. We all get to this at times, though, if we live long enough.

Wonderful work!

*Thumbsup*

HOOVES, a.k.a. COWser Soze, a.k.a. tHiNG a.k.a. 4ps
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Review by ♥tHiNg♥
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 sent me a nice review for my entry in the site contest. Here I am to read and review your entry since you were thoughtful enough to review mine.

Please know this is just one opinion in a sea of opinions. I do not think mine is always the right one and I enjoy looking at things from different angles and arguments.

I live in a small to medium U.S. city in size. I used to live in the Washington DC area for most of my life. So, I followed the news and politics when I lived up there because we had a good newspaper (then anyway) the Washington Post.

This time is very similar to the 70s, which I also lived through as a much younger calf.

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

I will react to what I know. When President Obama was enacted signs went up because he also signed a huge package to redo America. Shovel ready projects was the catch phrase then. He had a majority and the popularity to get his bill passed. And so, it was.

What happened in my city? Not much. It really boomed for a while when the economy was good here from 2017-2019 (until the lockdowns, etc) but the shovel ready signs were all that happened back in 2009-10 when Obama had momentum. They were pretty and shiny for a while, then disappeared.

At least Obama did something about healthcare. It is pretty abysmal now for normal people. President Biden promised in his campaign to fix that first thing, but whatever. He's pivoted as they do.

Both sides tell lies to get things done. I have equal contempt for the Republicans and Democrats. They get elected and focus on fundraising. Then they explain the outcomes that don't live up to the promises. In the future I won't make a big effort to vote. And your media (with its flaws and all) is much more responsible than ours is now.

Take with a grain of salt everything you hear that originates from any U.S. media source. That would be my advice.

It was interesting to read your perspective on things. Will things get done and will we ever get to be shovel ready. Wait 8 years and see what the big push is then. I bet it will still be infrastructure and we will still have these crumbling roads.

The more things are promised to change the more they stay the same, I reckon.

*Cool**Idea*

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

It was interesting to read your perspective on things. Will things get done and will we ever get to be shovel ready. Wait 8 years and see what the big push is then. I bet it will still be infrastructure and we will still have these crumbling roads. It's a big country, there are always alternate routes. Somewhere there will always be a crumbling road picture. I think some they are using now originated in the 70s. *Laugh* They just drag them out every time.

The more things are promised to change the more they stay the same, I reckon.

President Biden will try his best, though I think. I like to give each one a chance before I turn on them (unlike both sides of our media)

*Thumbsup*

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

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"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave


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Review of Oh Music Oh Music  
Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: E | (5.0)
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*CakeB* HAPPY WDC ACCOUNT ANNIVERSARY FROM "Anniversary Reviews*CakeP*


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

*Cow* I see that your account anniversary is over the horizon this week and wanted to send you an anniversary review!

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea*I thought about music and how it can bring people together, regardless of age.

My grandson and I both love the Beatles. Others, who we love, don't care for them. But this brought us together in enjoyment.

It's a connection that will stand the test of time, I believe.

Nothing lifts me up like music does. Especially when I find myself in a mood. Music can turn the mood around, if it is the write sort.

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

*Thumbsup*This is my favorite part because music does combine a lot of things, including poetry:

"Music is the use
Of sound and of silence
With rhythm and pitch
And poetic license"

I also enjoyed your repeated refrain. Well done!

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

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"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave
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Review of storm  
Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with Paying It Forward  
Rated: E | (4.5)
created by marphilhearts & gifted by siscok

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

I clicked on the Read and Review link on the left hand side and it brought me to your fine poem.

*Cow*

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

All your words seem to be well chosen to fit with the theme of a storm. There is chaos and confusion, but there is a direction also.

I noticed in the 4th line. I think you use "to" when you might mean to say, "too". I'm not sure about that, but I thought I would mention it just in case.

Any review you receive is just one person's opinion. You are more qualified than I am to know what you meant here, so forgive me if I am not correct in my suggestion. You make the final decision about your writing on this site and elsewhere. That is a good thing to keep in mind.

*Cool**Idea*

What does hoovesmoo and applaud about while reading your item?

I think you use your words very effectively in conjunction with your title. It is consistent and there is definite a mood that is conveyed to the reader. The reason behind this is a question mark that you leave for me (as the reader) to ponder.

I like that you use few words, but convey a theme and a definite plea for guidance of some sort.

That's all consistent with a storm of emotion.

Well done!

*Thumbsup*

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

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Review of Welcome Spring  
Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with The Writer's Cramp Judges ...  
Rated: E | (4.5)
Something to do with a favorite Television Series on BBC/Netflix

What brought HOOves to meander and glide in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Balloonr*I am the judge for today in "The Writer's Cramp. Thanks for entering! *Delight*

What does HOOves think about and contemplate while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea* I thought about Spring and it is a very welcome time, especially this year. You capture a lot of the magic of the season and incorporate the words very well.

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

*Thumbsup*This was my favorite part because it flows so well:

"All creatures
Bid Winter adieu
From toad and eagle and shrew"

The Writer's Cramp is a great way to meet other writers (by reviewing their entries) and to get your work read. Also, many Newsletter items featured and Quill entries have originated from experienced writers who regularly read in "The Writer's Cramp. Whether you win or not on a particular day, rest assured that your item will be read by those on this site who enjoy reading for its own sake.

4ps a.k.a. HOOves, sometimes tHiNg

P.S. I am someone who loves to read. That is a pretty simple statement and it is true, in the spirit of Ernest Hemingway, who once said, "Write one true thing."

Making a Difference One Review at a Time in 2021! *Cow**Balloons**Type*

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

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave


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Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
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What brought Hoovsie meandering in a space time continuum over to your port?

*Cow*I saw a link for this on the Newsfeed and was intrigued by the title and came to read.

What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

*Cool**Idea*I think that a lot of people buy into what comforts them during hard times.

It is a dangerous combination of factors. You wrote this last summer. A lot has come to pass and the press and government make use of everything that happens to achieve their goals.

The analogy to belief in Santa is intriguing.

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

*Thumbsup*In the cancel culture/equitable police universe that exists now, you can't have an opinion that isn't group think. Reading 1984 is a good way to go, too.

Maybe if they follow up in New York on what was done, the rest of the czar/governors will unravel.

I think you know of what you speak in the sense that a tragedy has become a tool in monstrous hands.

Congrats on your win. I read this with great interest.

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

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

"Flappers & Yappers Ride The Wave
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Review of Dear Me  
Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: E | (4.5)
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Greetings Altamont 🏳️‍🌈 !

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

*Cow*I am reviewing your Dear Me letter as one of the judges for "Dear Me: Official WDC Contest.

Thanks for entering!


What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

I thought about the year we leave behind and how you dealt with that. I thought that you were fair and not unduly harsh or critical. It is more like a realistic assessment of what didn't happen and why. This year is a rough one in the rear view mirror because there was so much "down" time. In other years, we can tell ourselves we were busy and be more convincing about it.

I found I could identify with that feeling of maybe regret and maybe not regret, but understanding.

*Cool**Idea*

My criteria for judging Dear Me letters is about what I find memorable and interesting. It may not agree with anyone else's judgment. I also enjoy a sense of humor or something that touches me personally.

That is to give you an idea of where I'm coming from in the whole judging realm.

No expert on keeping my own New Year's Resolutions, I didn't even try to think of any this year. So, I'm also looking to be inspired with my own plans for the year.

I admire you for all the thought and effort you put into this.

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

I like how reasonable and realistic your goals are. Experience has taught you well. It's not like you are setting goals that you know you can't reach. You are fair and that's a good way to treat yourself. Be fair.

I enjoyed the humorous ending also.

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 most of the reviews I write now. We are asked to pick our favorites and that is what I will ultimately try to do.

*Cow**Balloons**Type*

My review was written February 3, 2021 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 The Wave


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Review of Dear Me 2021  
Review by ♥tHiNg♥
In affiliation with SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP  
Rated: ASR | (4.5)
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Greetings Odessa Molinari !


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

*Cow*I am reviewing your item as one of the judges for "Dear Me: Official WDC Contest.

Thanks for entering!


What does hoovsie think about while perusing your item?

I always enjoy the humorous aspect of looking at things. This made me laugh and that's always a good thing. I laughed nervously in the face of you-know-what, but I did grin and whisper - "Good for you!"

I hope by the time you get this you will have a vaccine if you want one. Either way, I wish you all the best!

*Cool**Idea*

My criteria for judging Dear Me letters is about what I find memorable and interesting. It may not agree with anyone else's judgment. I also enjoy a sense of humor or something that touches me personally.

That is to give you an idea of where I'm coming from in the whole judging realm. It's tricky because I'd like to see an effort, but I know that finding humor in this time is quite a skill. It is not to be discounted.

No expert on keeping my own New Year's Resolutions, I didn't even try to think of any this year. So, I'm also looking to be inspired with my own plans for the year.

I admire you for your spirit.

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

You deal with the elephant in the room very well. I ask myself how can we move on to the future, with this horrible thing hanging over us. Will media and politicians who have used this horror ever be able to let go of the power.

Wonder on Hooves. I hope you do laugh in the face of this awful thing.

*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 most of the reviews I write now. We are asked to pick our favorites and that is what I try to do.

*Cow**Balloons**Type*

My review was written February 4, 2021 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 The Wave


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