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Review of Poetry  
Rated: E | (4.5)
Hello,

I saw this piece on the read and review section, so here are my thoughts.

Overall: Wonderful job! You explain how writing helps you clear your mind and recomposes yourself. Then you feel down again for the emptiness in clearing your head. Well written, and you do a fine job of making the reader visualize your emotions. We as writers know all to well you're point of view.

Edit/Grammar: I didn't see anything I would change as far as the body of the poem. But I did see one word that needs changed. Then* is the first word of the 4th last line should be Than. Unless you make the previous word have a period.
i.e. I would rather take that. Then the emptiness...otherwise it should read,
I would rather take that. Than the ...
I hope that helps?

Favorite part: The middle- like taking out the trash. It grows full and then needs dumped onto paper...

Awesome job with this, and I can truly relate!

Rock and Write On!
Frank
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Rated: E | (5.0)
Hello,
I saw this in the read and review section, so here are my thoughts.

Overall: Love it! You start out uncertain, then with hope and prayer realize things aren't so bad after all. Uplifting and inspirational for all walks of life.

Edit/Grammar: Possibly, service with a smile. Now it does not feel- could have a little more in those lines to flow with the rest of the poem? But this does work, so take this with a grain of salt. I didn't see any grammar challenges.

Favorite part: The last four lines. This ties everything together and completes your uplifting message!

Great job with this poem.

Rock and write on!
Frank
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Rated: E | (5.0)
Hello Baloney Bill,

I saw this poem on the read and review section, so here are my thoughts on this poem.

Overall: Love it! Very nice picture painted with a boy and his dog relaxing after a hard days work.
This flows very well and I can identify with this immensely when I was younger.

Grammar/editions: I didn't see any grammar challenges. Take this with a grain of salt, possibly change the word "will" to with in 2nd stanza 2nd line. But upon further review, nope-wouldn't change a thing.

Favorite part: The whole last stanza! Far as the chores of another day...Awesome job.

Regards,
Frank
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Review of Broken  
Rated: E | (4.0)
Hello,

I am giving you my thoughts for this review, please adjust as you see fit.

Overall: A true poem that lives up to the title. You did a fine job, but a few
things need attention.

Punctuation/grammar; The word uglinness* should be ugliness. The rhymes in the 2nd and 4th stanza
aren't working together. Pain and strain for example, or way and pay,say,hay. I hope that helps?
In the 4th stanza you have say*. See rhymes above or get a rhyming dictionary to help with unscathed.
I got amazed, depraved, betrayed. If you need some help, rhymezone is what I use if I need help.

With a little polish I think this poem can be outstanding. It is good, but we can al use a little help.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. I also have a poem titled Broken. Just not sure which folder its' in. Good job, and Ihope you have a great day!

Take care,
TBW
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Review of Sleepless  
Rated: E | (4.5)
Hello,

(I have a similar poem, but I like yours better.) I'm giving this review of my own thoughts so take the advice or not.

Overall: A well written poem about insomnia and all of the crazy ways a person acts during the time when we just can't sleep. Good stuff.

Edit/grammar: Not an expert on this, but I believe the line with, "Oh no should have the exclamation point next to the o on No. i.e. Oh no!

Favorite line: The last two lines were good.

Good job and keep on writing.

Take care,
TBW
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Review of Song of love  
Rated: E | (4.5)
Hello C. H. Townsend,

These are my thoughts on your poem Song of Love.

Overall; This is a fine love poem/romance. It's light and sweet, one can almost feel the honey dripping from the page. Lol But seriously, you did a fine job.

Edit/grammar; I didn't see any issues with grammar, but the 3rd stanza in the 2nd line. I believe friend should have an 's' on it to be a complete rhyme for 'ends'. This would read as- friends, ends.

Favorite part; The final stanza. Brings it all together and is music to the ears. Good job!

These are my thoughts, do with them what you would like.

Regards,
TBW

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Review of Silence is Golden  
Rated: E | (4.5)
Hello Norbanus,

These are my thoughts for your review of Silence is Golden:

Overall; A very succinct poem with a lot of truth and advice on the subject of silence.

Edit/grammar; No issues seen or to recommend.

Favorite part; The final two lines, this truly brings it all together, and should resonate with most people.

Fine job.

Regards,
TBW
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Review of No Regrets  
Rated: E | (4.5)
Hello Patrick,

These are my thoughts on this piece:

Overall; A well written piece about the pangs and sorrow of regret. Well thought out and translates great
images to get your meaning across.

Edit/grammar; No issues seen, and rhymes were fine.The fifth stanza has more of a visual rhyme, is-miss.
But as I said, I think it's fine.

Favorite part; The 3rd last stanza, "letting hope and love fill that empty space."

Great job Patrick!

Regards,
TBW



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Review of Erosion  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Hello Fyn,

These are my thoughts on this poem.

Overall; Beautiful, very poignant view of the slow slippage of memories failing to come to mind.
I like the way you describe the decline.

Edit/grammar; No issues needing addressed that I saw.

My favorite part is the final stanza. The way you bring it all together as though a wave could wash the loved one back home. Great poem Fyn!

I can truly relate to this piece. I live with my mother-in-law who has the grand daddy of dementia's, Alzheimer's. She was my 3rd grade teacher the first year she came to our home town. It is truly a very sad disease to watch them slowly slip away. Thanks for sharing.

Take care,
Frank

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Rated: E | (5.0)
Hello Chris,

These are my thoughts on this poem:

Overall: Love it! Great job of using the many other names for God. I like how you make it all come together in the last 2 lines. Good old fashioned poem.

Edit/ grammar: No issues seen.

God Bless you and yours, have a good one.

Regards,
TBW
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Review of In Your Eyes  
Rated: E | (4.5)
Hello LadyLeo,

These are my own thoughts for this poem:

Overall; A great poem that I think your sister should feel proud to receive.
Very kind and thoughtful sentiments of your sibling. Great job!

Edit/punctuation; The only real issue I saw was the 4th stanza in the 3rd line. I believe that
*show, should be shown. As it is past tense.

The title at first had me a little stumped, but after re-reading, I think it i fine.

Great job with this piece, and welcome to Wdc!

Take care,
TBW

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Review of In the Trenches  
Rated: E | (4.5)
Hello Judi,

I just read your poem and loved it!
I normally write rhyming poems and so a little learning curve for me to navigate.
But, I can see why you won! Great write.

Have a good one.
Frank
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Review of Rising  
Rated: E | (4.5)
Hi Keith,

I forgot to say in my previous email, Welcome to the WDC!
This is a great place to learn, and be with those who share your passion for writing.

Overall;
This is a very nice story you have hear. I like the way you build the story and then give it "wings". A great way to end, on a high note.

Grammar/punctuation;
I usually read poems and seldom stories, however, I thought more line breaks were needed. But see what others think who have more expertise than me. As far as punctuation, I saw nothing that needed attention.

Editions;
Wouldn't change a thing.

This is a fine job Keith, keep up the good work. I wish you much success at this fabulous site.

Peace,
Frank
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Review of The sand timer  
Rated: E | (3.5)
Hello Ashley,

First of all welcome to this site, Wdc. is a great community!
Please accept some gift points to welcome you and for getting off to a great start.

These are my thoughts for this piece:the sand timer.

Overall; a well written poem about the grains of sand in an hourglass that articulates how life and time passes. Lastly,
to start anew and get going before life passes us by.

Punctuation/grammar; I saw no errors with either one of these.

Change/edit; Ashley, your first two stanzas all rhyme in unison.
The 3rd stanza has the last two lines only rhyming. The 4th stanza has all but the 2nd line rhyming. The final stanza has only the first two lines rhyming.
I believe if you made all the stanzas the same, (all lines rhyming or 2nd and 4th lines only rhyming), this poem would flow better for the reader. In the 2nd and 3rd stanzas, I'm kinda lost when referring to a tree of life and 'walls' being climbed.
This isn't meant to knock you down for what you have, it's a fine poem. But with a little polish and "time" it could be a great poem.

Favorite part; the 4th stanza, time is out but just turn over the glass and you have a new start!

If you would like, I can re-review this piece after you have finished editing. You have a great talent, and I believe you can make this poem easier for the reader to comprehend.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. We are all trying to improve here. And welcome again Ashley!

Take care,
TBW


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Rated: E | (4.5)
Hello gogo,
First of all welcome to Wdc! then secondly, my thoughts and review of your piece.

Overall: Well done! You didn't curse or threaten.Which I like. You just explained how it is, and I must agree. You aren't any object, or a stone. You are a person who deserves and wants more out of life.

Edit/punctuation: I didn't see any problems with grammar or anything that needed editing.

Favorite part: Don't give part time people a full time position in your life. This speaks volumes. Love it.

I hope you enjoy your stay here. Keep writing
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Review of I Remember Grey  
Rated: E | (4.5)
Hello there,

First of all welcome to WDC. That said, this is my review on this piece.

Overall: Loved it! A solemn write about a pet bird that starts out slow. But then comes to life chatting up a storm that permeates your ears to this day. Until, that one day he sang his swan song. This is well written because I can sense the feelings of a lost friend.

Grammar/ punctuation: The only thing I seen would be to remove the word 'the' at the end of the 8th line. What you do is up to you. This is a small suggestion, it can stay the way it is too. Whatever you wish.

My favorite part: The internal rhyme of ...song he played for ears in my ears...

This is a good write and fine remembrance of a friend. Sort of an elegy really.
Keep pushin' the pen from what comes within.

Peace, and welcome again.
TBW
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Review of Rain Fell Tonight  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Hello Harry,

These are my thoughts on your piece, Rain fell tonight.

First I need to say, I usually like rhyming forms, but this caught my eye. I felt the same way you have about rain, and our ancestors and predecessors. Yet I am thinking, "Hooray! We got rain." then, "now I'll have to push the lawnmower again!" Lol.

Overall: A very insightful glance at what we have become, and where we came from. Well written and thought provoking.

Grammar/punctuation: I saw no errors, or anything needing attention.

Favorite part: The 4th stanza about listening to their advice. Also, the final sentence of, "I ache to once in my lifetime..." Well done Harry!

Take care, and keep pushing the pen that which comes from within.

TBW
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Review of The Angels Crying  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Hello Ken,

These are my thoughts.
Overall; This is a beautifully written song/lyrics. I don't think I would change a thing. I would like to hear it play, but can make out a tune in my head. Meaning the words help the reader out.

Spelling/ punctuation: Nothing noticed.

Favorite part: The entire piece. Great job Ken!

Take care,
TBW
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Review of My new students  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Hello Hannah,

Overall:
This is a great poem Hannah! The story you tell is vivid and keeps the reader drawn in. Wonderful job.

I saw no grammar or spelling errors. Though noted, I like the way you used the other past tense word for learn, instead of learned in the second last line.

Favorite part: The 5th stanza. Ditching pics and partnering up the kids to look at themselves. This is where the story turns around and begins to increase your confidence.

Wonderful job Hannah, keep pushing the pen from what comes within.

Take care,
TBW

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Review of And Shadows Dance  
Rated: E | (4.5)
Hello Brittany,

These are my thoughts and review for this poem.

Overall; Beautiful poem about Nature. The shadows from the remaining sunlight and the dance that enfolds. Well written, painting a picture that calls one to listen closely as well as use their sight.

Punctuation/edit; The first stanza starts out as a 7-8, 7-8 syllable count. The 2nd is a 9-8, 8-9 count. The 5th stanza has a 7-6, and then 8-7 count. I believe if these were all consistent the meter or flow would be a little smoother. The last stanza has 8 for all four lines making it read easier. This doesn't mean you have to change your poem, to me it would sound better if tightened up a little. I saw no errors in spelling or grammar.

My favorite part; the whole 2nd and 4th stanzas are awesome! I love Nature poems the most.

These are my thoughts, you can take into consideration or leave it as is.

Take care, and keep on writing.
TBW
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Review of Claimed  
Rated: E | (4.0)
Hello Oliver,

These are my thoughts and review for this poem:

Overall - A good poem about longing for love that will never be obtained or reached. This is a good poem, but I just feel you should have 1 or possibly 2 more lines in the last stanza. Something that wraps her eyes, her voice, her hair, and your desire all together.
Then I would still use the last line to be last again. These are my thoughts, if you're happy with it, you can keep it the way it is.

Punctuation/edit - I saw no grammar errors, and any editing was mentioned above if you wish to change.

My favorite part - The fourth stanza. It resonates of true love and passion. This is a good write Oliver.

Take care,
TBW
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Review of Missing You..  
Rated: E | (4.0)
Hello Surya,

These are my thoughts and review of his poem:

Overall a lovely poem about wanting the air to be brought back.
I can feel the heartache in your lines. Great job!

Spelling and punctuation;
The end of the 3rd stanza reads, "I felt like an empty frame where my picture away." I think this may be something to consider?
...an empty frame With my picture...See what you think.

My favorite part is the firrst and last stanzas. Beatiful.

Nice job Surya!

TBW
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Review of A Child Loves  
Rated: E | (3.0)
Hello Angel,

These are my thoughts, and my review;
Overall, a beautiful poem that is sad, and yet filled with hope.
Although some of the rhymes need a little polishing up.
The 1st, 4th, and 5th stanzas are fine. The 3rd stanza needs attention the most. The rhymes don't go well and the last two lines sounded confusing. "Only You can see the whole The picture complete again. Do you think 'can see it whole is better?'

Spelling/punctuation is fine.

My favorite part; The last stanza. Especially the "only Him that can reach inside the adult...That's the Hope, things will get better. Well written, and with a little polishing can be a great poem.
If you would like, I will rate now. Then after you are through editing I will re-rate this piece?

Good write Angel!

Take care,
TBW
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Review of BECCA  
Rated: E | (4.5)
Hello Salau,

These are my thoughts and review;

Overall, A good poem that has fantasy, then turns tragic. The woman is everything except, the most important part. A mind. Great lines overall especially when describing your girl of your dreams.

I saw no punctuation errors/edit; none needed. I do like the alliteration throughout the poem.

My favorite part; Dark and daring, caramel and soot in accordance.

Good write Salau!
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Review of Sacrifice  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Hello David,

These are my thoughts on your poem;
Overall, I liked this poem very much! It's well written and I interpret the circle of life here. One must die so a new one can rise. Very good write!

I saw no punctuation or spelling errors.

There is nothing to change/edit, it stands on it's own as is.

My favorite part;
The whole thing, but mostly the last stanza. It resonates with me.

Great job, keep on writing.
TBW
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