My First Impression: The title caught my eye...November is a time of giving thanks for our blessings.
My Favorite Part: "Family and friends proclaiming their gratitude" resonated within me.
My Suggestions/Final Thoughts:I also like the way you explained the type of poetry format used. I don't believe I've seen this style before...Thank you for sharing it; I want to give it a go, now Well done!
My First Impression: This is a delightful limerick for Cinderella...your wording makes it seem so effortless...I have a hard time with this style of poetry writing, myself and enjoy other's work so much.
My Favorite Part:"...making a hasty retreat"...so entertaining!
My Suggestions/Final Thoughts:I am reviewing this as part of the I Write challenge, and I'm so very glad to have stumbled upon this work. I guess now I will have to find the rest of these little tidbits...Thank you for sharing!
My Favorite Part:"hope, a place to start/ a nuance, that you seek"
My Suggestions:I have no suggestions, other than to keep up the great work. I see that you wrote this in January. I'm glad it's part of the PowerReviewer's November Raid. I always look forward to your sharing your work. Keep up the great job!
I am reviewing this as part of the November Raid for the PowerReviewers. Thank you for sharing this.
My Thoughts:I LOVE Word Searches. They are my favorite puzzle. I am glad that you chose this format to show your love of all things coffee.
My Favorite Part:I was particularly pleased to see Eight O'Clock coffee as one of your choices. I lived in the Slidell, LA area for a few years. This was my father-in-law's favorite coffee. Of course I am partial to Starbucks Caramel Ribbon Crunch...LOL
My Suggestions:I saw nothing of note, but had to solve the puzzle before I gave the review. Brava! I look forward to reading/playing more of your work in the future.
My Thoughts: Having had a few of "those kind of days" myself, I can totally relate about the coffee being a type of salvation. LOL.
My Favorite Part:I remember my Dad wanting coffee in the morning, but finding it not brewed, and his fussing about it when I was a little girl. Thank you for the memory trigger.
My Suggestions:I am reviewing this as part of the November Raid with the PowerReviewer group, and I am glad to have found this to read. Love this fun poem...sound just like a Monday Morning...or whichever day is "spuddle". Keep up the great work. I found no mechanical issues in your writing. And thank you for adding the prompt (coincidence it is from Coffee Queen Lilli? I think not).
I am reviewing this as part of the "November Raid" from PowerReviewers.
My Thoughts:I am a fan of coffee, to be sure, but to say you like/need coffee would be an understatement, indeed.
My Favorite Part:"life support in a small brown bean" cracked me up.
My Suggestions:The only suggestion I have is to myself - to read more of your work. Your sense of humor comes through greatly, and this ode to coffee was a fun read. Thank you for sharing. I saw no mechanical issues, nor grammatical issues - to be expected since it was a contest entry. You didn't say if you won, or not.
My Thoughts:Your description of the story drew me in. I was really curious as to how this was to play out.
My Favorite Part:I like the dream; rather the nightmare...not because I like nightmares, but because your words gave me a very good mental image of the scene. It is sad that Kai's daddy died. I'd be interested in how this story pans out, as well as the backstory of what happened to Kai's pride, and how he ended up in the cheetah coalition.
My Suggestions:I also like how you've given the other Cheetahs voices...even though they are of distrust. It gives them a "human" quality where we distrust those things not familiar or strange to us. I saw no grammatical errors or mechanical issues with your writing. I do wonder if you are going to continue this story on. I would like to read it if you do. Thank you for allowing me to read your writing.
After reading your work, My impressions are these:I love the picture you paint about a childhood memory. I can see it clearly in my mind's eye.
My Favorite Part(s) being able to smell homemade bread from "12 miles away" and the "lucky" ones getting a whole loaf to take home. These bring up memories for me when my mom used to bake bread when I was a little girl. Thank you for sharing this poem.
Final thoughts: I am glad that I got to delve into your portfolio for this month's anniversary reviews. Thank you for sharing. I hope you will write some more.
After reading your work, My impressions are these: I loved the picture of companionship that you portray in this scene. It just feels homey to me.
My Favorite Part(s) The contrast between the piano playing and the bread-making, and yet you bring them together seamlessly.
Suggestions/Questions:I know it has been a while since you've written these, but I was wondering if it is just something about everyday life, or was it a prompt? I hope it was about everyday life...it just feels comforting to me.
After reading your work, My impressions are these: Wow!! You are definitely an achiever! That is a lot of experience, both hands on and work-wise...I'm glad you were able to retire, and still do what you love.
My Favorite Part(s) Your daughter and son being the "real blessings" in your life; and Thanking the Lord for your blessings. Very encouraging.
Final thoughts: I look forward to reading more of your work in the future. Happy Anniversary at WdC and many more to come.
Hi again! After reading your work, My impressions are these: I enjoyed the little story of the love birds. I was horrified when the crow snatched up the one bird. I've heard a little about love birds, and the grief of the female was sad to read about.
My Favorite Part(s) I liked the quote about flying being an "illness" to birds born in a cage.
Suggestions/Questions: I saw no mechanical issues, and was wondering if this was a contest entry, or if it was just an experience. I am glad to have read it. Thank you for sharing.