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On the Seamy Side of Heaven

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25 total reviews 
Comment from Brigitte Elko
Exceptional
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This was one of the most insightful writings that I have seen penned. The ethic, moral, legal, and political satire is excellent! It definitely reflects " the have and the have nots." Awesome insight of the social strata. If I could, I would give you the prize.

 Comment Written 28-Sep-2017

Comment from Ideasaregems-Dawn
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OMG, I am not EVEN going to bother entering this one (though I have reserved a spot) - if this doesn't win, I have NO idea what possibly could, Reg. PERFECTION!!! (and I'm still giggling)!

SIX HUNDRED STARS!!!! (wish I had a real one for it!)

 Comment Written 09-Aug-2014


reply by the author on 10-Aug-2014
    Dear Dawn,
    Missed you recently and glad you are back in touch, particularly with such golden words as these. Thank you so much, but, regrettably, the judges seemed to prefer a batch of other entries. However, I take heart from your glowing words.
    Regards
    Reg
Comment from ravenblack
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Thank you for posting this excellent satire. Lebanon, a very poor country, yet they throw open their doors to refugees from Syria and Iraq. And here in the states, a "Christian" nation, we protest and hurl insults at busloads of kids, many from Honduras and Guatemala who are fleeing the cartels that are forcing kids as young as grade school to take crack, distribute it or even serve as little hitmen ( no joke). Sorry for rambling. I've been holding it in check for days. I despise hypocrisy. For some of these kids, returning home is both hell and a death sentence. Excellent poem and a six if I had one.

 Comment Written 31-Jul-2014


reply by the author on 01-Aug-2014
    Dear Raven,
    Thank you for your rating and your very generous endorsement.
    Reg
Comment from Pyrrho
Exceptional
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Damn, this is one of the best of the best of the best. Outstanding and consistent meter, excellent rhyme and outstanding and humorous content.

I am pleased to award you an outstanding assessment, and I always have a few left over at weekend so do not assume I often do this.

 Comment Written 29-Jul-2014


reply by the author on 30-Jul-2014
    Dear Pyrrho,
    Thank you for this wonderful rating and your very kind comments.
    Regards
    Reg
Comment from skye
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Perfect satire, with humour and whimsy. You brought the unknown alive, made it palatable, and caused a great giggle to erupt.
Love the lines and the cadence, coupled with the wonderful rhymes.
Terrific poem.

 Comment Written 28-Jul-2014


reply by the author on 30-Jul-2014
    Dear Skye,
    Thank you for this rating and your very kind comments.
    Regards
    Reg
Comment from kiwijenny
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Yikes yikes yikes...rhyme lord....you have made heaven just another earth....the one thing I am sure of there is no politicking in heaven.....the hoity toity angels were cast down........long ago...but time is not the same in heaven ,,,,I am no expert....yikes
God bless

 Comment Written 28-Jul-2014


reply by the author on 30-Jul-2014
    Dear jenny,
    Thank you for this rating and your very kind comments.
    Regards
    Reg
Comment from Sonaleeka
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Very well done.You did a great job i would say in story telling through a poem.I enjoyed a lot while reading you piece.
God bless!

 Comment Written 28-Jul-2014


reply by the author on 30-Jul-2014
    Thank you for this rating and your very kind comments.
    Regards
    Reg
Comment from kiwisteveh
Exceptional
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I like the author's notes as well - I often wonder why so many feel it is necessary to add copious notes.

I am always happy to come across one of your pieces, Reg, and I should have known you'd be slaving away on a great entry for this contest.

Wonderful rhyme and meter (your trademark) although I have to say I stumbled and had to go back to basics on this line, which didn't feel quite natural:
'til they just couldn't cope, try though they might.

Massively tongue in cheek too (another trade mark?) and I guess a little controversial - is it just social commentary or religious commentary as well. Still you've got away with that before. Great imaginative tale anyway.

Good luck.

Steve

 Comment Written 28-Jul-2014


reply by the author on 30-Jul-2014
    Dear Steve,
    Thank you for this wonderful rating and your very kind comments and particularly for your valid comment on that line. I neglected to consider that, in conversation, people tend to stress the word "just". I have rewritten the line. Thanks again.
    Regards
    Reg
Comment from royowen
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A very clever creation with an interesting twist on heaven, you wouldn't need to go to heaven, it just simply means that heaven is down here, it doesn't sound any different. An inventive narrative, written in vivid descriptive language that creates great images..... Of my last visit to the US. Heh! Heh! Well done, blessings, Roy.

 Comment Written 28-Jul-2014


reply by the author on 30-Jul-2014
    Dear Roy,
    Thank you for this rating and your very kind comments.
    Regards
    Reg
Comment from Jacqueline M Franklin
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Hi,

Very creative, and fun read. This is one that stands so well on its own, and doesn't need artwork/photo.

Good luck in the contest.

Cheers & Blessings
Keep Smilin'.... Jax

 Comment Written 28-Jul-2014


reply by the author on 30-Jul-2014
    Dear Jax,
    Thank you for this rating and your very kind comments.
    Regards
    Reg