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Rated: E | (5.0)
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*Star*This review contains some of my brief thoughts about your story.

*Exclaim* Hi Rusty! I really loved reading your story. It certainly can't always be easy to tote around your service dog with you, but you did it with a friendly and impressive attitude. You are a great role model for your children.

I absolutely loved the humor you added to your story. The silly responses that the uneducated public came up with are just ridiculous! One would think common sense would prevail in most cases. I hope people with weird thinking have been in low numbers!

I was also impressed with how you handled the embarrassing moments with skill and confidence. I have two dogs myself and they're forever embarrassing me. I think people view service dogs as perfect beings, incapable of any mistakes. They're only human after all...Eh, only 'doggie'! *Bigsmile*

Thanks for sharing your fun story. I hope you'll write more about your experiences! *Delight*


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Review of Absent-Mindedness  
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Rated: E | (4.5)
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*Star*This review contains some of my brief thoughts about your poem.

*Exclaim* Ah, dogs are so cute! I have two of my own. Your poem about the senior pooch made me smile...I especially loved the part about how the dog tilted his head in question when you laughed at his funny expression! I really love when dogs tilt their heads like that. It's like he was thinking, "What's so funny?" LOL

It was a great idea to center this poem. It gave it a graceful and delicate look. I think everyone (like me) will be curious to know what type of dog you have. You mentioned a 'hound' in the poem, but I think a line or two under the poem about your doggie would be a nice touch. ...Or an image if you can do pictures.


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Rated: E | (5.0)
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*Star*This review contains some of my brief thoughts about your item.

*Exclaim* Oh my gosh! What a very impressive book cover! It has the enchanting 'Harry Potter' type look to it!

I was browsing through your items and then I became captivated by this book series. I started doing some research about it on Amazon to see what it's all about. I couldn't really find out too much because there aren't any reviews there yet for the series.

It might be nice to add a small bit of information along with the book cover image. I realize that you wrote a brief bit about it, but I wanted to learn more. ...A link to an item of yours which tells about it? ...Maybe a few more lines about it?

I would have liked to read which age group might enjoy the book series. ...And maybe just a hint of what it's about.

I really loved the way the yellow font pops out of the mostly blue background. The whole look seems very mysterious and it's very clear that this is a fantasy book. It's really beautiful. Congratulations on this exciting experience, and good luck with it. *Delight*


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Review of White Balloons  
Review by Maryann
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Rated: ASR | (5.0)
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*Star*This review contains some of my brief thoughts about your poem.

*Exclaim* Hi WW. You just gave me chills!! You're poem is so entrancing. I could picture the image of loved ones holding white balloons to honor a deceased child.

Your poem actually brought back memories of when my mom died. I had gone back again to see the stone and all. Now, I had time to check out her 'neighbors', and to get more familiar with the cemetery. When I looked at a very nearby stone, I cringed to see that there weren't flowers around it...There were Barbie dolls and little toys! I scanned for the date, and saw that the grave belonged to a seven year old girl! It's heartbreaking, as was your story.

You did an amazing job with the imagery, and in choosing just the right poetic words to make an impact in the expression. It would really be such a sweet (bittersweet) tribute to have all the loved ones hold white balloons. It was fitting to have it rain. It added to the sad feeling.

I keep thinking of 'My Chemical Romance' 'Black Parade'. I think they were holding black balloons. Well, this made just as much as an impact.

My favorite part of your poem was when you wrote that some people didn't open their umbrella. It added to the feeling that the mourners didn't care if they were getting wet...They needed to do this - They needed to hold those balloons up high to show their love. So beautiful. *Delight*


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Review by Maryann
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Rated: E | (5.0)
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*Star*This review contains some of my brief thoughts about your item.

*Exclaim* You're picture and the little story that went with it brought back such great memories for me. I remember when my daughters used to make gingerbread houses.

Wow! Your family had lots of gingerbread houses! I thought they did a great job with them, too. It's so nice that you thought of snapping the picture to capture the memory forever.

I really enjoyed reading about how all of your relatives got together. You have a big family. It must be awesome to have so many young ones growing up together and gathering on holidays. Thanks for sharing.


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Review of Favorite music  
Review by Maryann
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Rated: E | (4.5)
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*Star*This review contains some of my brief thoughts about your item.

*Exclaim* Oh! That was such a difficult choice! *Bigsmile*

I loved this poll! I enjoy so many types of music, so I picked 'all types'. I see that's in the lead, with 'rock' right behind.

I really thought you did a great job with this poll. I loved the poetic heading..."What music do you feed your soul"?
By the way, I would phrase it like that. You have it as, What music do you feed your soul with. I would leave out the 'with'.

I liked all of those choices. I thought of choosing 'rock', but I do like all types. It's great that you also left an 'email me for other' choice. I'd be curious to see what other types people might have emailed you. Maybe you might think about making a list of them.

I hope you'll make more polls! *Smile*


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Review of Quark  
Review by Maryann
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Rated: E | (5.0)
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*Note4*I AM REVIEWING YOUR STORY AS A JUDGE FOR "Star Trek Poetry CONTEST . THANKS FOR ENTERING!

*Star*This review is an acknowledgment of your contest entry, as well as some of my brief thoughts.

*Exclaim* I thought it was unique to choose a Deep Space Nine character to use in your Clerihew Poem. We don't see too many Ferangi characters in the Star Trek entries. *Smile*

You used the Clerihew style well.
I liked how you compared Quark to a 'dubious shark'! ...Great thinking there! Also, I thought the little tale flowed smoothly inside of the aabb form.

You told a lot in a small space. You made me think about Quark's obsession with money and schemes to get it. Nice work!


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Review of Mudd's Spud  
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Rated: E | (5.0)
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*Note4*I AM REVIEWING YOUR STORY AS A JUDGE FOR "Star Trek Poetry CONTEST . THANKS FOR ENTERING!

*Star*This review is an acknowledgment of your contest entry, as well as some of my brief thoughts.

*Exclaim*Hi Snow! I found your poem to be very funny!

The mentioning of Harry Mudd set the stage for the humor.

You also filled your little poem up with lots of Star Trek memorabilia, by talking about things like, 'Alpha Quadrant' and 'Federation Space'.

I thought the aabb Clerihaw form was nicely done in your poem.

I would love to watch that comical potato race in the next Trek movie! Wouldn't that be awesome! LOL


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Review of Lasha Thornhook.  
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Rated: 18+ | (4.0)
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*Note4* FIRST IMPRESSION:This is a dark fantasy story about a noble family of gnomes.

*Exclaim* THOUGHTS: I was impressed with your style of writing, Blue, and I really hope you'll continue this interesting story. Have you ever read, The Interview With a Vampire by Anne Rice? Somehow this reminded me of how it started. The vampire was telling the story. Here, you have the character, Lasha Reille Thornhook, telling the story.

I found your story interesting, and I liked how this entire first chapter concentrated on introducing the characters. Later on, you might add more here and there...Such as what each one looked like, and what their town looked like. You might mention what type of house they live in. Was it a castle, for example?

I honestly think your story has a lot of potential. Keep up the great writing! *Smile*

*Star*FAVORITE PART: You have a terrific hook to your story with your first and second paragraphs. As soon as I read, "I am the first born of the Thornhook nobles," I wanted to read more. The whole idea of a noble gnome from a very dysfunctional family seemed very unique and intriguing to me. *Smile*

I think you gave the narrator a perfect personality. We can hear the spark and frustration in her voice, and we get the feeling that this character is believable.

*Idea*SUGGESTIONS: I think your story is amazing! It deserves just a little bit of polish because it's certainly worth it! *Bigsmile*

The brief introduction is the first thing your viewers will see.
You have: "The oldest child of A noble..." I would change the capital A to a lower case letter.

In the first paragraph, you have: "... and it's happened to most of my..." I would leave out the 'it's' altogether.

Also in the first paragraph you wrote: " I wouldn't have to be telling you why my family makes everyone else seem functional." I think that might sound better as, "I wouldn't have to be telling you why my family makes everyone else's family..."

You mentioned, 'Morato', when you wrote about the narrator's youngest brother. I think you could mention this town near the beginning of the story, when the narrator mentioned her name and title. She could say a line about where they live.

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Review of Tap the Muse  
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Rated: 18+ | (5.0)
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*Star*This review contains some of my brief thoughts about your In and Out.

*Exclaim* I love this In and Out! Gosh, what a really fantastic idea! Not only do we get to advertise an item, but then we get to play with words, too. *Smile*

I couldn't resist making a post of my own. The word of the day was 'novel', so I imagined a little girl seeing novels on a library shelf for the first time. This was lots of fun. *Delight*


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Review by Maryann
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Rated: E | (5.0)
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*Star*This review contains some of my brief thoughts about your poem.

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*Exclaim* *Laugh* LOL Oh this poem is so funny!! I'm glad I happened to click on it to read! I needed a terrific comedy read this afternoon, and this was perfect!

This reminds me of when I go shopping with my husband. He'll say something like, "Are you done yet? Pick something and let's go." I guess you nailed it when you said that men are hunters and not gatherers! ......Shoot something and drag it home!! So funny!!*Laugh*

I really enjoyed the gentle rhyme in your poem. It made the pleasant 'good reading' feeling even that much more enjoyable.

You cracked me up when I read about how there were so many brands and they all seemed the same!! You know, honestly I feel that way when I go down the toothpaste isle. That is so confusing! It took me a long time to figure that all out. *Bigsmile*

I thoroughly enjoyed this fun poem!


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Review by Maryann
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Rated: E | (5.0)
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*Star*This review contains some of my brief thoughts about your story poem.

*Exclaim* I really enjoyed this great tale about the retired sailor. I found it to be very touching and captivating, too.

I thought you chose great names for the characters. 'Salty' does make me imagine an old sea captain, and 'Sally' sounds like such a sweet little girl's name. I loved how they became friends, and how the little girl caused everyone in the town to come to love the man and to look forward to hearing his stories.

You did an awesome job of casually showing time advance in the story. We followed Sally's life with her family, and the town's dramatic changes over the span of 90 years.

The ending was dynamic! Poor Sally didn't know that those pretty little stones were priceless! I'm glad she got to find out while she was still alive!

I can hardly believe that this poem doesn't have an awardicon on it yet! I'm honored to be the person to put one there. I think I'll give it a red one to match the rubies in the poem.

This poem is perfect in every way, so I won't dare suggest any changes.

Thanks for sharing with us that this poem won a big money prize. ...And thanks for sharing the poem with us on WDC! *Bigsmile*


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Rated: E | (4.5)
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*Star* Hi Zelda! This is part of your *Nuclear* Nuclear Package *Nuclear* from "Invalid Item.

*Exclaim* This item had the appearance of being a cNote shop. I was surprised to find out that it was a listing of several of your cNote shops.

The brief introduction seems to imply that this is a flare button cNote shop. It is even called, 'The cNotes Shop'. I would change that to 'The cNotes Shops', and then you might change the brief intro to something like, New flare button shops added to the collection. If you make changes, you will unfortunately also need to change the pretty image inside to reflect the title.

The look of this item is very pretty. I love the colors of the title images. The heart dividers between the various shops is delicate and adds to the eye catching look.

Since you are showcasing the links to several shops, why not write a bit about each one so that the viewer won't need to click on each and everyone to find the note they need. I wouldn't make it too wordy and involved, just a line or two will do.

For example, you could list the price range of each shop. I noticed that the button shops are priced slightly higher than the other shops.

You might also list the cNotes which are inside of each one. The Congratulations collection has more than is led to believe in it's brief introduction. What if someone was interested in a generic congratulations? ...Or a note to congratulation new parents? ...Or a new grad? A quick listing of them along with the link would be very helpful.


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Review of The Ancient Hills  
Review by Maryann
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Rated: E | (5.0)
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*Star*This review contains some of my brief thoughts about your poem.

*Exclaim* Hi Lisa! *Smile* I couldn't find one thing that I would change about your beautiful poem. The only think which I would add, is a pretty image...Or perhaps font colors. *Bigsmile*

I think you really awakened all of the senses. Your readers could imagine the shiny gold specks twinkling in the hills. We think of the fragrant flowers, and hear the sounds of the many animals you mentioned. The ancient hills do sound lovely, indeed. *Smile*

I would capitalize, 'see', in your brief introduction, and 'kentucky'. Nice work in putting this pretty poem together.


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Review of 8 Minutes  
Review by Maryann
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Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
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*Fire* This is part of your Lightning Package from "Invalid Item. Enjoy! *Fire*

*Note4* FIRST IMPRESSION: This is a great 'What if' type story.

*Exclaim* THOUGHTS: This story can give a person chills because we wonder if something like this could ever be possible. Nice work, Jo, in showing off your amazing creativity. I thought your story was very unique, and I enjoyed reading it. *Smile*

*Star*FAVORITE PART: My favorite part was when Jeff's wife was getting ready to leave for the bunker, and Jeff wondered if she thought she were going on a cruise for the amount of work she was putting into her make-up! LOL So funny! *Laugh*

You did an amazing job with the flashing from one scene with the bunker family, to the other scene at the bar. I felt that it was clear to understand, and well done.

The little details were done with care... Stan's view of the others around him...The bartenders's anxiety...And the news reporter's casual attitude during the crisis...I thought all that, and more, added to the smooth flow which keeps your readers captivated. *Smile*

*Idea*SUGGESTIONS: There was one main thing which bugged me a bit. You build up the idea that only the very, very rich could be saved at the end of the world, because it's only them who could possibly have enough money to do so. Yet, some of your story reminded me of the part of the Austin Powers movie, where the guy from the past was demanding a million dollars - thinking that was a whole lot of money - then everyone hearing his demands laughed at him.

You actually mentioned that the luxury bunker apartment cost Jeff a million. I think that should be raised to something like 25 million, to make a point. Surely, some of the people I know who live in the suburbs might be able to scrounge up a million at such a desperate time?

Another example would be the TV. The character made a big show of saying how huge the TV was on the wall...Something like, "It had to be at least 50"!" Seriously? You probably should change that to 80".

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Review of The Chosen Ones  
Review by Maryann
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Rated: E | (5.0)
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*Fire* This is part of your Electric Package package from "Invalid Item. Enjoy! *Fire*

*Note4* FIRST IMPRESSION: I felt that this was a spiritual fantasy story.

*Exclaim* THOUGHTS: Great work with this one. It read really smoothly, and had a terrific ending. I didn't feel confused at all about any part of it. You're talent for casually adding in tidbits of explanation made this a captivating read. *Smile*

*Star*FAVORITE PART: I thought you wrote a good opening. The hint about a package will have your readers wondering what will come next. The story seemed to flow smoothly after the hook, with the light introduction of the characters.

I really liked the way you added small details into your story to smooth out any bumps, like here: "Mary settled down before them, relieved that they didn't pay her any attention."

I think that by the time your readers finished the second scene, they would start to realize that Mary is an angel, indeed. First, she detained the old lady so her daughter could find her, and then it seemed that Mary made a call to help a couple's dying daughter.

By the middle of the story, your readers will have no doubt that both of the characters are angels. Then, by the end, your readers will be thinking...Yes, I was right!

I was happy to see that you confirmed that the two were angels at the end, because it cleaned up any loose edges nicely. Great job! You're smooth-flowing story had a profession feel.

*Idea*SUGGESTIONS: Here you wrote, “So did boss call you yesterday?” - By the end of the story, I realized that the boss was God, but at this point in the story, I wondered why you weren't writing, the boss. I think that if Boss is being used as a proper name, then it might be capitalized. ...Or, just write, the boss.

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Review of Bereavement  
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Rated: E | (5.0)
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*Note4* FIRST IMPRESSION: This is a bittersweet poem about the sadness of death.

*Exclaim* THOUGHTS: I was touched by the delicate words you used in this tender poem. Death is often difficult to bear, and I could imagine how difficult it would be to bear the death of a young child.

*Check2*ERRORS: I didn't notice any errors. Great proofreading!

*Star*FAVORITE PART: I really loved the rhyme sequence in this poem. You succeeded in rhyming well, and in the proper order.

You also succeeded in expressing the sorrow and helplessness felt by the parents in their death experience of the child. I would bet that some of your readers eyes will become a bit watery when they read about the moisture in the mom's eyes...

The bold, first line about the auction gavel was my favorite! I thought it gave your great poem a dramatic entrance! *Smile*

I especially liked how this poem told a whole story in an easy to follow way. Nice work! *Smile*

*Idea*SUGGESTIONS: I gave your poem a perfect score. I wouldn't change a thing, but if it were my poem, I'd polish up it's presentation a bit. I'd center the poem...Rhyming poems especially look great when centered. I'd then add some color to the font. I'd also be tempted to add a fine landscape-type picture which might mimic the painting told about in the poem. 'Just a thought...

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Rated: E | (5.0)
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*Star*This review contains some of my brief thoughts about your book item.

*Exclaim* Congratulations, once again, on being our winner in this month's review raid. *Balloon2*

Lornda and I were both very impressed with this item of yours, and that's why it was chosen for the awardicon.

I think it's a very unique item, which we don't see too much on our site.

I hear so much these days about finding information about family histories. You took the bold step forward to pursue the gathering of this information.

I like how the 'outline' and the start of your book is coming together. The memory of the two men, and whatever you find on all of the family names, will surly be appreciated by all those loved ones of yours. I hope you get this in book form for each of them. What a fantastic gift it will be! ...And it will be cherished and passed down forever! *Smile*


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Review of Birthday Wolf  
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Rated: E | (5.0)
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*Star*This review contains some of my brief thoughts about your image.

*Exclaim* Hello! I thought I'd stop by your port to visit one of your 'anniversary or birthday' themed items, and I came across this really cute wolf!

It's small, and that's one of the things that's so adorable about it. Gosh, where did you find this image of a wolf decorated for a birthday celebration? I love the hat and noise-maker! *Laugh*

It' also unusual that when I clicked on it, I went to another image. This would make an interesting 'scavenger hunt' game! *Bigsmile*

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Review of Surprise Gift  
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Rated: E | (5.0)
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*Star*This review contains some of my brief thoughts about your poem.

*Exclaim* Wow! Bravo, Jyo! Your impressive poem seems expertly done!

I am still amazed at that swapped quatrain style...With first line reversed as fourth line. You put that together well, and still managed to tell a sweet story.

Ah, how sweet birthday parties for six year old children are! It brought back some memories of my own children's parties. Your readers will all be able to picture the cake, songs, laughter, and all the party atmosphere.

The use of emotionicons and the bright font was also a nice touch to this festive, swap quatrain poem. Nice work! *Smile*


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*Star*This review contains some of my brief thoughts about your image.

*Exclaim* Hi WW! When I put together a list of suggested things for the Power group to review, I tried to include as many of our member items as I could find. This image was all I came across in your port with the anniversary or birthday theme, but I'm glad I found it! It's really so pretty!

I love the bright colors. ...Speaking of which...wow, this is so off topic...I just bought a dog toy in the exact same colors. It said on the package that it's no longer believed dogs are completely color blind. They now believe they can see 'yellows' and 'blues'. ...Just like in your image! *Bigsmile*

I thought the variety types of time-related objects in your image were great for the WDC Birthday theme. I especially liked the bright yellow hourglass.


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*Star*This review contains some of my brief thoughts about your poem.

*Exclaim* Hi Wyn! That was a very strongly emotional poem. I didn't see the ending coming, but I thought it was certainly a dramatic end to your bittersweet poem. I kept thinking, seven years is way too short!

I see this was a contest entry, so I hope you did well. It seems like a perfect poem. I loved the smooth rhyme pattern that this one follows. It was very pleasant to read, and it held my interest, stanza after stanza.

You thought of great sentiments for each stanza, and I noticed that you added and highlighted the word, 'seven' throughout. You didn't let your readers know what the contest prompt was, but it's very easy to figure out that it had much to do with the number, seven.


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*Star*This review contains some of my brief thoughts about your poem.

*Exclaim* I thought this was a perfect birthday poem! It complemented the picture really well, with the very first line of, "Ribbons, balloons, and candles...", setting the mood. The bright orange picture was also a nice touch under the bright and colorful image.

I enjoyed the mild rhyme. You called this a 'free verse' poem, but it seemed to follow a consistent pattern.

I think you succeeded in bringing out all the thoughts of a young person's birthday party in this poem. You certainly brought back memories of when I hosted parties for my children when they were younger. *Smile*

I liked the closure that you expressed at the end. The best part of birthdays are the memories! *Bigsmile*


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*Star*This review contains some of my brief thoughts about your poem.

*Exclaim* Hi, Sherri, I hope you're feeling better. I've been thinking about you! *Smile*

This is a terrific tribute to your mom. For most of us who have lost loved ones, their birthdays are tough to bear. The day comes and goes, and we have the knowledge that our loved ones are no longer around. You expressed this sorrow well in this bittersweet poem.

I loved the message! Your mom is gone, but not forgotten...Especially on such a memorable day. I lost both of my parents. Although I'm an adult, sometimes I feel like an orphan. There are a lifetime's worth of special days and memories...Birthdays, Anniversaries, etc. It helps to reminisce with other friends and family about good times we've all shared.

You're poem had a lulling rhyme, and the words were very tender. Nice work with finding just the right poetic words to honor your mother's memory. *Smile*


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


*Star*This review contains some of my brief thoughts about your In and Out.

*Exclaim* I saw that you're having a WDC Anniversary this week, so I thought I'd stop by to say, 'hello'.

This is such a fun In and Out! I enjoyed reading all of the entries, and I also posted a quick one of my own! *Bigsmile*

I also, of course, enjoyed reading the examples and the scenario in the heading. Very funny! *Laugh*

Wouldn't it be great if we could be able to leave 'misfortune cookies' along with our tips, after times of very bad service!

Hey, this is a contest, too! What a great idea for an ongoing contest. This is a great place to come when we need a smile. Nice work.

You know that I'm going to be thinking of this In and Out the next time I have a bad restaurant experience! Let's hope it won't be as soon as this weekend! LOL


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