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Review of May i come in?  
Review by elizjohn
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Rated: E | (5.0)
Hi there!

You reviewed something of mine a while back and I wanted to return the favor!

Thank you for sharing your work. I loved this little poem--it was adorable! And yet amazingly enough, I also found it to be kind of tender and "soft" if you will, but in the nicest possible way. I loved the rhyme scheme, and I liked the mono-rhyme (is that what it's called?) at the end of each line.

I didn't see any errors in spelling, grammar, or punctuation so that's always a plus.

Keep up the good work and write on!

Respectfully,

Elizabeth John


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Review of Tear Soup  
Review by elizjohn
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Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
Hi there!

You reviewed something of mine earlier and I wanted to return the favor!

Thank you for sharing your work. What a lovely and poignant tribute to your mother. It is tender and soft, but captures a lot of the grief we often feel when we lose someone close to us. I liked how the ingredients were things that were dear to her...they only work to sweeten and tenderize the "meal".

I didn't see any errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation, so that's always a plus. Keep up the good work and write on!

Respectfully,

Elizabeth John


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Review by elizjohn
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Rated: E | (5.0)
Hi there!

You reviewed something of mine earlier and I wanted to return the favor!

Thank you for sharing your work. When I went looking through your portfolio, I found this same prompt that you reviewed of mine...You did a great job with this! There's a reason you won first place! It's always fun to see how people take the same prompt and interpret it. I love that.

In any case, what I liked about this is the fact that it's so descriptive, especially the second stanza. The action in the poem was very easy to visualize, and left a lasting impression of memories and summers past...

I didn't see any errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation, so that's always a plus!

Keep up the good work and write on!

Respectfully,

Elizabeth John



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Review of Clothed In Peace  
Review by elizjohn
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Rated: E | (4.5)
Hi there!

You reviewed something of mine earlier and I wanted to return the favor!

Thank you for sharing your work. I really liked this, particularly the last couple of stanzas where felt that the rhythm and the rhyme scheme were the strongest (I think the beginning could use a bit of tightening up). However, that aside, I loved the message of this poem, particularly the last two stanzas. It really came together well at the end.

I didn't see any errors in spelling, grammar, or punctuation, so that's always a plus.

Keep up the good work and write on!

Respectfully,

Elizabeth John


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Review of NAOMI  
Review by elizjohn
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Rated: 13+ | (3.0)
Hi there!

You reviewed something of mine earlier and I wanted to return the favor!

Thank you for sharing your work. I thought this was an interesting piece of writing, but I don't think this is quite a haiku. A true haiku consists of three lines (which you have) but there is a syllable requirement that you have to meet as well. The first line should have five syllables, the second should have 7 syllables, and the last line will have five syllables. Generally, haikus usually talk about nature, but nowadays, I've noticed people don't follow that rule that closely anymore. In any case, maybe you want to revisit this so you can make it more like a haiku in the truer sense.

Keep up the good work and write on!

Respectfully,

Elizabeth John


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Review of I wish  
Review by elizjohn
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Rated: E | (4.5)
Hi there!

You reviewed something of mine earlier and I wanted to return the favor!

Thank you for sharing your work. I thought that this was a lovely piece of writing, very sentimental, and I really liked the way you finished the poem. I loved that last line, that last word. Definitely resonated.

I found two small errors. In the first stanza, second line, the word "grey" does not need to be capitalized. And in the fourth stanza, the third line, the word another should have an 's (another's) voice. Everything else looked good.

Keep up the good work and write on!

Respectfully,

Eliz John


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Review of Hush  
Review by elizjohn
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Rated: E | (5.0)
Hi there!

You reviewed something of mine a while back and I wanted to return the favor!

Thank you for sharing your work. I loved this little poem. I thought it was wonderfully descriptive, despite its short nature. I could easily picture the doe and the fawn in the woods, wary of would be passersby...

Keep up the good work and write on!

Respectfully,

Elizabeth John


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Review of KEYBOARD  
Review by elizjohn
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Rated: E | (5.0)
Hi there!

You reviewed something of mine recently and I wanted to return the favor!

Thank you for sharing your work. Both of these poems were great, although I think I preferred the second one better. It just appealed to me more. Regardless, you did a good job with each one actualizing the nature of a keyboard and the joy it brings to its listeners.

Keep up the good work and write on!

Respectfully,

Elizabeth John


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Review by elizjohn
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Rated: E | (5.0)
Hi there!

You reviewed something of mine recently and I wanted to return the favor!

Thank you for sharing your work. You did a great job meeting the challenge of this prompt. I remember seeing it and thinking, "Nope. I'll pass." It was very interesting to see what you did with the prompt, and I loved how the cat kept trying to find a perfect name for himself, since his humans obviously did a lousy job, LOL.

The story moved at a good clip, too, and it was very descriptive. I could very easily see the action (the cat moving from one room to the next) and his "inner dialogue" was really on point.

Good job with this! Keep up the good work and write on!

Respectfully,

Elizabeth John


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Review of Canceled  
Review by elizjohn
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Rated: E | (4.5)
Hi there!

You reviewed something of mine yesterday and I wanted to return the favor! *Smile*

Thank you for sharing your work. I thought you did a great job of meeting the challenge of the prompt. The story was very descriptive and detailed, and it was easy to visualize the scene of unhappy and disgruntled travelers trying to get on the next flight with kids in tow. I think the story is completely relatable. I didn't see any errors in grammar, punctuation, or spelling, so that's always a plus.

Keep up the good work and write on!

Respectfully,

Elizabeth John


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Review of Ode To Odyssey  
Review by elizjohn
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Rated: E | (5.0)
Hi there!!!

What a great little narrative poem this is! I saw this prompt and wondered what someone could write about…and here we have this gem!I love the rhyme scheme, and it flows exceptionally well. You really did a great job meeting the challenge of the prompt. Good luck today—-if I were the judge, you’d be the winner!


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Review by elizjohn
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Rated: E | (5.0)

Hi there!

I was just passing through, but I wanted to share I loved your poem! As a matter of fact, whenever I see you have entered a contest, I think to myself "Whelp, that's it. He's won." I was kind of surprised that I won today, actually, after having read yours.

In any case, I loved the rhyme scheme and the imagery you invoked. The story you crafted was just lovely--really, those are my favorite kinds of poems. You do them very well.

By the way, the poem for Peach, Pink, and Purple was also phenomenal. I really loved it. It was just beautiful and ethereal at the same time....great work.

Keep up the great work and write on!

Respectfully,

Elizabeth John


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Review by elizjohn
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Rated: E | N/A (Review only item.)
Hi there! You reviewed some of mine earlier and I wanted to return the favor. Thank you for sharing your work. This is a very interesting cute piece of writing. It was very descriptive and I could see the scene very well.

I didn’t see any errors in spelling, grammar or punctuation so that’s always a plus. Keep up the good work and write on.

Respectfully,

Elizabeth John


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Review of ~~The Cold Tide  
Review by elizjohn
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Rated: 13+ | (4.0)
Hi there!

You reviewed something of mine recently and I wanted to return the favor!

Thank you for sharing your work. This was a great piece of writing, I thought, and it was very descriptive. It elicited all kinds of images in my head, and that's a good thing. I also thought you did a good job of meeting the challenge of the poem style itself, so kudos on that one.

I didn't see any errors in spelling, grammar, or punctuation, so that's always a plus.

Keep up the good work and write on!

Respectfully,

Elizabeth John


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Review of Golden Lights  
Review by elizjohn
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Rated: E | (5.0)
Hi there!

You reviewed something of mine earlier and I wanted to return the favor!

Thank you for sharing your work. This was just lovely. I was able to easily imagine an older couple celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary--and how sweet it is! You captured a lot of emotion in this short piece, so Bravo!

I only have one critique: I think it should be "love's light"...but that's just me. You ultimately know what the intent of your poem is.

Keep up the good work and write on!


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Review by elizjohn
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Rated: E | (3.5)
Hi there!

You reviewed something of mine the other day and I wanted to return the favor!

Thank you for sharing your work. I thought this piece was interesting, but I did feel a bit confused at times; I wasn't sure if I was reading a free-verse poem or a rhyming poem. I kept stumbling over some lines because the rhythm was off...or perhaps, there was no rhythm intended, but the flow was off. It could be that some of the sentences are just a little bit wordy. For example, I would edit this line like this:

Original: No longer alone, with only one thought her face does appear to me.

Edited: No longer alone, her face appears to me.

OR

Original: I once stood alone, but now she is near to me.

Edited: Once alone, now she is near.

In any case, these are just suggestions. Feel free to do with these suggestions what you will.

Keep up the good work and write on.

Respectfully,

Elizabeth John


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Review of Scrabble Magic  
Review by elizjohn
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Rated: E | (5.0)
Hi there!

I was just stopping by to see who won today and can I just say: WOW! This is just lovely!

And I gotta tell you--I am a die hard fan of Scrabble. So for me, this was especially moving and poignant. Additionally, the rhyme scheme and the imagery evoked was just fantastic, so kudos to your for this verse!

I didn't see any errors in spelling, grammar, or punctuation, so that's always a plus.

Congratulations on your win today--well-deserved!

Keep up the good work and write on!

Respectfully,

Eliz John


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Review by elizjohn
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Rated: 13+ | (4.5)
Hi there!

You reviewed something of mine recently and I wanted to return the favor!

Thank you for sharing your work. I thought this was a lovely poem, and in my mind, it felt like an ode to someone who had passed on or who was going to pass away (although of course, I could be wrong).

Regardless, there is such a softness to this poem that I especially like, a tenderness, if you will, that gives the poem authenticity. I think many will be able to relate well to this verse.

My only critique would be to suggest that the last stanza felt a bit off since it was only two lines instead of four. I would have liked to see it also be four lines to give the poem a bit more "balance", so to speak. When you read the first three stanzas, they feel full and complete, whereas the last one feel short, uneven (in comparison to the others) and unfinished.

In any case, it is a good write overall. Keep up the good work and write on!

Respectfully,

Eliz John
 
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Review of The Pencil  
Review by elizjohn
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Rated: E | (5.0)
Hello--

You reviewed something of mine recently and I wanted to return the favor!

Thank you for sharing your work. This was a fun little piece of writing, and I thought it was instantly relatable. I think we all recognize the devaluation of the pencil for "better" technological advances, but at the end of the day, sometimes it's something as simple as a pencil that gets the job done. I didn't see any errors in spelling, grammar, nor punctuation, so that's always a plus.

Keep up the good work and write on!

Respectfully,
Elizabeth John
 
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Review by elizjohn
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Rated: E | (5.0)
Hi there!

You reviewed something of mine a day or two ago and I wanted to return the favor!

Thank you for sharing your work. This was a wonderfully descriptive piece---as well as surprising with the introduction of the Horned God--as I was easily able to see this Christmas scene in vivid detail. I didn't see any errors in spelling, grammar, or punctuation, so that's always a plus.

Keep up the good work and write on!

Respectfully,

Elizabeth John


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Review of In My Aloneness  
Review by elizjohn
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Rated: E | (3.5)
Hello there!

You reviewed something of mine recently and I wanted to return the favor!

Thank you for sharing your work. I thought that this was an interesting piece of writing. It certainly carried a lot of emotion, and I thought that was very nice. I would question the use of "aloneness" as a word--or if it is even a word. It felt very awkward. I think "loneliness" would be better.

Keep up the good work and write on!

Respectfully,

Elizabeth John

 
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Review by elizjohn
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Rated: 13+ | (4.5)
Hi there!

I was just passing through...what a great short story this was! Definitely deserved the win! Sounds like it could be the beginning to something much longer, if you wanted it to be...

I saw no errors in grammar, spelling, or punctuation, so that's always a plus. Keep up the good work and write on!


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Review by elizjohn
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Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
Hi there!

I was just passing through and I thought I'd peep at today's winner---am I glad I did! *Smile*

Congratulations on today's win! You did such a great job meeting the challenge of the prompt, and I loved the unexpected nature of the story---it definitely made me smile! I didn't see any errors in spelling, grammar, or punctuation, so that's always a plus. Keep up the good work and write on!

Respectfully,

Eliz John

 
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Review by elizjohn
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Rated: E | (5.0)
Hi there!

I was just passing through to see what folks did with the prompt and came upon your writing. This was a great little piece! I thought you did a great job meeting the challenge of the prompt in a unique and unexpected way. I liked that the boy was the background to the story, but had such a positive impact on the main character in the "front' of the story. I didn't see any errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation, so that's also a plus.

Keep up the good work and write on! Good luck with the contest today!

Respectfully,

Elizabeth John
 
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Review of Nunsense  
Review by elizjohn
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Rated: E | (5.0)
Hi there!

I just wanted to stop by and check out the winning entry--this was really great! I thought your characters were very well-developed, especially given the relatively short nature of the piece. It was actually a totally unexpected twist on the story, but very refreshing as a result. I think I only saw one or two typos or misspellings, so you may want to go back and review for that, but otherwise, this was a great story.

Congratulations on the win!

Respectfully,

Elizabeth John


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