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Rated: 13+ | (4.0)
Wow Ms Kat - I DID NOT KNOW this was an auto-rewards item til I came here to review it.

What a human interest story for the month. *Thumbsup* You were so brutally honest in your entire descriptions. That is sooo refreshing and how you treated this Child of the Most High was as if you were having a coffee with Jesus Himself.

What you do for the least of these, is like doing it unto Me, the Bible says. *Smile*

What a Good Samaritan you were to Donnie. This story reaffirms my faith in my brothers and sisters in Christ, you'll have your reward in heaven if not before then.

In His Perfect Love,

SM

You know this has to go to the Public Reviewing Forum so your co-members can read this It-could-have-been-Me intervention. *Bigsmile*
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Review of So! No! Go!  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Ann Ticipat -

How B R I L L I A N T *Exclaim* Is that a form or did you invent it yourself?

I love it. If I were not in severe pain I would embellish my review, however I feel confident that you have amassed many super-loaded, superb reviews with this genuine piece. *Delight*

Congratulations on presentation and content.

SM
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Rated: ASR | (4.5)
Ms Andrews -

A very provocative piece! *Smile* This has so many components that excel in prose that I rarely get the chance to stumble upon. If this had not been in the Poetry Newsletter, I, in all probability, would have never happened upon it.

Thank goodness for the Newsletters, because I am compelled to look at the choices that the editors of the PNL & the SNL provide.

No. 1 - Exotic felines. My favorite animals, but I have to settle for the domesticated variety *Smile* So my attention was snagged immediately!

No. 2 - Fire. That verse is me 100%, about 12 years ago. I and others will identify with the destruction we can and do cause. *Frown* *Cry*

No. 3 - Misery. This speaks to me personally spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and psychologically. This is strong and provocative, in a most human way. I confess to swallowing a pretty sizable lump while digesting No. 3.

No. 4 - Stumbling. This applies to every human in this world, so its universal in its appeal. Congratulations on that achievement *Exclaim* Your reader will be totally committed to this piece and you by this point. *Thumbsup*

No. 5 - WOW! WOWSER! This is loaded with Truth and all things honest and perfected through self-awareness and Whomever is one's Highest Power *Exclaim*

I would like to refer to you as Kat, for 2 reasons, neither of which have anything to do with this review, but it is far more expedient to type Kat than anything else. So I'm taking a liberty by referring to you as Kat, but anyway, the final tour de force has to be dissected, digested and divulged prayerfully with all due merit recognized and stated in such a way that you really understand the impact of your words. *Delight*

Young Lady Kat, you are a delight that gives off a light that you already know about. (**little sigh**)

The following I C&P from your item to give the perusers of the Public Reviwing Forum a taste of this item. I deleted the last portion so your co-members will check out the not so definitive ending.

I will email you Privately regarding the closing segment. I could not, er, . . . would not, *Wink* give this one away.
V.
Even when I make my mistakes,
the same mistakes
again and again and again;
even when I wreak havoc and create chaos,
when I am the creator
of my own catastrophes,
when I am to be the instrument
of my own destruction,
when I rush
towards ruin,
I am still in love
with “the sun,
the dream, the excitable gift;”
with the green grasses and the sunny days;
with learning
and progress and growth and change,
and with moving forward, moving on.
I am still in love with the sound of your laughter
when I do something so me.
And I am in love with the sensation
of the rock salt melting on tongue
on tequila night.

Hey co-members*Exclaim*
click right cheer, *Down* and check out Kat's ending.

"The Lioness in Winter Now you don't have to scroll up top! *Pthb* *Laugh*




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Review of One Candle Glows  
Rated: E | (4.0)
Crissy -

You have indeed found your niche. The drama here is palpable and dripping into the innermost recesses of our soul.

You get entrance to our most guarded parts and pound away in the most delicate manner, so becoming to any poet.

The title of course is your draw to the piece, and once clicked on it's a sparkler. Since your title is in big bold portfolio print there is no need to include it again in the body of the work itself. *Smile*

Stay at the keyboard, you have works to create and complete.

SM



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Rated: E | (4.5)
Crissy -

Very nice indeed! You certainly met the objective of the contest hostess and delivered an emotional eight lines of elegance.

Sad, however eloquent. *Smile*

Think I'll snoop around your port to see what else you have that provokes emotion like this one does.

SM
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Rated: 13+
Ms McBain -

This is a richly concentrated story brimming with all the negative emotions and horrors of a child's calamity; accidental death.

You immediately gravitated your reader to the up-close and loving relationship that suffered a fatal blow. The mother-son relationship is universal in its appeal and you have snared your readers with a Mother's psycho-drama in this piece.

It's no surprise that you won First Place with this entry and I heartily congratulate you and I'm now off to read your twin's entry.

Well done. I'm just a little curious as to why you disabled the ratings feature.
I would have given this item 4.5*Star*S.

In His Perfect Love,

SM
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Rated: 18+ | (5.0)
What a geographical trip your blog is! Everyone here should know about "The Magic Carpet Ride so they can go on mini vacations vicariously through your eyes.

Fascinating entries and I have learned so much in the few entries I've read. Just love those African pix. Your newest home with a view is enviable *Smile*

This review goes to Public Reviews so all have the opportunity to see and enjoy places outside the USA, in all its wonder and glory, through your eyes and words. (**yes, that was a long sentence *Blush***)

Your descriptions are easily imagined and you've managed to place your reader right beside you. I'm already jealous of your international experiences, but I'll work on that *Wink*.

God's blessings upon you and those you love *Heart*


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Rated: E | (4.0)
OAR -

How delightful this is. What a sense of humor you display. This is a rib-tickler for sure. I saw the review from (oops, I forgot) the Public Review forum, that made me click, to read for myself.

Gonna' mosey around your port to see what other fun I can have.

SM
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Review of Dead Man Talking  
Rated: ASR | (4.0)
phyduex -

You pulled me right in your storyline and of course I was thinking about what was about to be lethally injected.

You crafted this well, no hint of the surprise ending, which is exactly what you wished to do. *Delight* I was empathetic toward this about to be executed criminal and even more so when I discovered it was (I can't give it away)

You have a heart for the Creator's creations and I now have a *Heart* for YOU.

Congratulations on a very striking, surprising piece.

SM
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Rated: E | (4.5)
Dee -

It's wonderful and straight from your soul.

You shouldn't sell yourself short, for it's meter is good, the cadence flows and the message is for ALL God's children. *Delight*

I want to see you do some MORE poetry.

SM
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Review of Demon Baby  
Rated: 13+ | (4.0)
Phantom_Writer,

Hmmm . . . very descriptive, scary and image-laden.

No technical errors that I could find, no misspellings, solid paragraphing plus an incredibly dark subject matter. *Shock*

You seem to be comfortable with a genre that many are squeamish with reading, let alone writing. *Smile*

I'm gonna' poke 'round your port a tad to see what else I might discover.

SM



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Rated: E | (3.5)
Budroe -


The nighttime was more to his benefit, yet it still hindered his ability to recconnoiter.

Spelling: " reconnoiter "

He was pleased to see the tree nearest him was a very large Oak.

I've noticed you cap words that do not require capitalization. Why is that?
should be " oak ".


All that superb architecture created for the closing line of ;

"Don't move, Runner. Don't you move a muscle."

Uh, . . . the ending does not do the body of this piece any justice. Such fast-paced beginning and building and PFFFTTT - flatline . . .

Would you consider ending this fantastic beginning another way? As it stands, you haven't given the majority of this piece the dues it should have coming.

Were you in a hurry? Time constraints? Word limitations?

In my opinion, the closing does not give your reader much satisfaction after the above-average beginning, or for the most parts! *Smile*

Should I be missing something that would give me an "Aha! moment" please explain and I'll gladly wipe the egg from my face. *Bigsmile*

SM




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Review of First Apples  
Rated: E | (3.5)
Budroe -

One early summer’s day, I was walking down the road to get whatever the Postman had fashioned for our box, when I came upon a sight I will not soon forget.

No need to cap " postman "

We would swing in that tire out from the edge of the riverbank, and dive into the River during the heat of mid-summer.

No need to cap " river "

I knew today would be special, and Granpa Combs and I were about to share one of his amazing secrets.

Spelling: " Grandpa " - all other spellings of this character is Grandpa, so we should be consistent. *Smile*

But, when I pulled that sack of apples from behind my back, grinnin’ like a possum with a coon treed,

LOVE THIS REFERENCE - What a hoot, my folks talked like that and they were from Virginny, by crackie! *Laugh*

Short sweet amble down Nostalgia Road - thanks for the trip.

SM
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Review of Every Single Day  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Stormcloud -

Are you Native? None of my business, but my curiosity is aroused.

Another way above-average poem about Our Father, Jesus and the Holy Ghost.
This could be a hymn, sung in churches and blessing people as they sing.

Why not consider Christian lyricist employment? You should DO SOMETHING with these in this folder!

So what are you waiting on? *Bigsmile*

SM


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Rated: E | (5.0)
Storm -

Are you published anywhere? These poems of yours remind me of Helen Steiner Rice, do you know that poet?

Your message is clear and sweet as it marches to its own drummer of pious thought. Tells a short story, if you will and I find that highly appealing.

On to more of God's poetry through His servant. *Heart*

SM
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Rated: E | (5.0)
Storm -

Another celestial beauty - you have hit upon all the shortcomings we humans possess.

The rhyming is also perfect, the meter is stuck to like gorilla-glue! *Laugh* You are a highly disciplined poet and a Christian one at that.

I see that I have more to choose from your port and here I go again for thirds. I must learn when to cut back! *Wink*

SM
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Rated: E | (5.0)
stormcloud -

your meter flows evenly and smoothly. Reminds me of the gait of a Tennessee Walking horse. Perfect, smooth, pleasurable ride.

So were these two entries. I guess my favorite one in this folder is:

 Still My Little Boy  (ASR)
Darkness enters YOUR kids in God's sight.Grab 'em quik, hold 'em tight and love 'em hard.
#981661 by TexansBeatTheMiamiDolphinsBy3



I plan to read others as soon as leaving this room of your port.

SM
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Rated: E | (5.0)
Rix -

What a beaut! A double haiku? Never saw that before! Wow, that's what I came here for, to learn *Smile*

You seem to recognize what constitutes a haiku.

I've had too many disagreements with teenagers who tell me things that prove they are at least confused and some think syllables do not matter. *Laugh*

I'm glad my mind is still open to learning at 57 and theirs stops at 16.

This goes to Public Reviews so all the site



can see what a H A I K U Really is *Exclaim*

and it's my PLEASURE *Exclaim*


SM


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Rated: 18+ | (4.0)
Texas Belle -

I liked this - a little melancholy, some loneliness lives within its lines.

Desiring answers, a dab of abstract thinking - you have touched more than one human nerve here.

For it is only souls I see
All else is shadow and mist. (teeny abstraction)
Of this existence you hold so dear
I must know why you cling to it so.

You could develop a storyline with this poem!!! Whaddaya' think?

Why does one cling to an existence that seems to outsiders as shadow and mist?

Actually pretty deep Ms Belle.

SM


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Review of Nothing's Too Big  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Stormcloud -

This is a tour de force of Christian poetry. You have captured the essence with apparent ease and the reading is easy and beautiful to internalize.

You have been gone awhile, will you be coming back soon?

You seem to have the subject matter well in your spirit and it shows with confidence in Him.

Glory to Our God!

SM
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Rated: ASR | (5.0)
Stormcloud -

This is a strong fight in poetry form for the salvation of your child.

You have passionately wrote of your son, your love for him, the troubles you are having and the salvation you are fighting for.

There's no doubt that the love you have for him is great and temporarily tragic due to the defiance he's demonstrating.

And it came to pass . . .

SM
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Rated: ASR | (4.0)
Radio Shea -

The cutest feline concept I've ever read. To be honest, I thought well, I'll start this and probably never finish it because it's a book. I don't have the patience for a book, HOWEVER those seven chapters went by so fast because I have two B&W, male and female, Max & Mollie and I adore the feline personality.

You have captured the nuances of the cat so well, their lounging habits, rubbing, talking etc. You are an excellent student of observation which makes these 7 chapters so delightful.

I dare say that people who never considered a cat just MIGHT after reading this catnip*Exclaim*

Pure escapism for cat lovers - I find the FPT part a little far-fetched and a tad confusing but maybe that blends in and out in the succeeding chapters.

The relationship between Mom and Misty is precious - cat fanciers will melt all over your pages *Bigsmile*

Darn it, I'll have to read the WHOLE thing NOW! *Rolleyes*

I noticed a bloop at this point: But then he appeared to change his mind as he took two steps away from the water’s rim.

"he" was omitted

*Bigsmile* SM




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Review of Passover  
Rated: E | (4.0)
Ridinghhood -

What a glorious time of year for Jews and Christians. As I write this to you we are still in the first day of Passover, 9th.

Full moon in Scorpio
Sacred Passover night.
A vision of Mother Mary
in the diffused silvery light,
she is Semitic, Iraqui, I believe that spelling is, Iraqi
ancient and eternal.

All who are hungry come enter and eat,
opening Seder prayer
We pray for those who are hungry in body
and in spirit.
We cry for universal human equity.
We plead that we may treat each other
tenderly, and not rupture our connections.


By far my favorite portion above.

We seek generational blessings. really feeling this part

Saltwater for life's tears.
I light a single candle.
Dayenu -it is enough for me.

Please tell me what "Dayenu" means.*Confused*


At your convenience of course.

SM
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Rated: E | (5.0)
Honestly, how could you improve upon this How-to piece?

As a new member I am reading many articles about reviewing, how to handle a bad review, reviewing for rewards, etc.

I seem to have run into a buzz saw already about what I thought to be an encouraging, thoughtful review regarding emotionalism as opposed to merit.

I am a quick study, so it won't be long before I have a better intuition about it all and reading this piece really helps me do just that.

Thanks,

SM





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Rated: E | (5.0)
Storymistress -

I'm so relieved that I found this item to educate me on what I might encounter.

Unfortunately, it's happened already and I haven't been here a week.

It appears that some authors don't really want honest critiquing.
Emotionalism runs deep and wide, so I'll have to become more savvy about getting my point across without wounding egos.

This piece IS very helpful for new members and I'm glad I found it.
Thankx for anticipating the needs of new folkz.

SM
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