|Hi J.L. O'Dell I am tickled PINK you are the winner of my Review Package at
Jack, you have a lovely portfolio, nicely put together, creative and interesting. In my looking around I have found my first item to review which is, "Christmas in July" . I hope to be able to present my review in a way you know how your writing touches others, even to capturing a part of their heart, a mark of someone who writes from the heart in my opinion.
*Disclaimer* I am not a professional reviewer, this will not be exacting or technical, but rather a sharing of my impressions of your work. If you find this helpful, I am happy, however, you may choose to disregard and that is alright too. I just appreciate this opportunity for I love to "read" and "write"!
Your title: "Christmas in July" definitely got my attention as I am a lover of Everything Christmas, always have been, always will be...
What your item says to me: My eyes were opened to a letter from your heart, gently placed within the lines of a beautiful poem, forever safe, forever held, forever loved.
Your poem speaks of joy, laughter, love, and great sadness. There are celebrations and realizations throughout your poem. There are memories captured within each line, realizations peaking through. A son beloved yet gone before his time.
As parents, we have all faced hard decisions, made choices we thought, at the time, were the best we could make given the options at hand. Hindsight, they say, is 20/20, and experience bears this out. Of a surety, we cannot change the past however, we can allow our past experiences to affect our future choices and therein we grow and hopefully find that nugget of truth, that is concealed in all we do and think... and walk in that.
Your poem is beautifully put together, easy to read, flows nicely without errors or bumps, in fact, it is a "10" in all ways. It is a winner for you Jack, and a keeper, a tribute to a beloved son, always cherished and never relinquished, a permanent fixture of your heart. Well done.
I wanted to thank you for allowing me to review "Christmas in July" . Keep writing Jack and sharing your wonderful gift with all of us at WDC!
Words are powerful creatures!
Until next time, happy quills to you!
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