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White River Sings

White river sings through my loneliness

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Comment from Begin Again
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Beautiful! I know I face the past, shove it away and find it creeping back again. I try to believe I am not what I was made, but then I question myself. Your words say it all. The twisted journies we travel, seeking something better, than wondering if it even exists.

Hugs, Carol

 Comment Written 15-Jan-2022

Comment from Elizabeth Emerald
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Curious as to the boxing imagery which you've written in prose--is that from experience, or is it intended as metaphor? Beating the blues--brilliant--though wince-worthy image. Compelling and heartrending.

 Comment Written 15-Jan-2022

Comment from MissMerri
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I love this! I don't really know how accurately this describes you or your life, but the sincerity of the words and the authentic feeling that comes through are deeply moving anyway. (I never assume a poet is describing himself, because in my own poetry, I rarely do that.) But it really doesn't matter. You have created a beautiful poem and I enjoyed every line... and the emotional impact is most remarkable. MM

 Comment Written 14-Jan-2022

Comment from Cristine22
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Wow. Reading this evoked so much emotion in me. The turmoil and pain were so clear and then the beauty and relief of finding Christ and His grace. This is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

 Comment Written 14-Jan-2022

Comment from Boogienights
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I'm sorry for the abuse that you suffered and how it affects you years later. Your stream of consciousness poem takes the reader on a journey through a troubled mind, but ultimately you overcome all of that. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

 Comment Written 14-Jan-2022

Comment from flylikeaneagle
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Theodore: so glad you are writing to share awareness of abuse.
Many people are suffering and alone. We can count on God's grace.
It's good to meditate, relax in nature, and trust in Jesus. Great
witness. flylikeaneagle Stars *********************

We have 12 inches of snow in Minnesota.

 Comment Written 14-Jan-2022

Comment from Mary Vigasin
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This is a poem of pain and deep emotion. In deep reflection, you tell your reader of your trauma. It is a powerful telling of being beaten down twice by a father and an accident. Yet, feeling defeated, you rise up again. If anything good can be said of your struggles, we now read the writing of a remarkable, elegant, and extremely talented poet.
Best wishes,
Mary

 Comment Written 14-Jan-2022

Comment from Terry Broxson
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The poem is full of imagery and gives deep insights into the pathos and turmoil going on in the mind of the writer. The good news is that you are trout fishing listening to a white river sing. How many folks can say that? Good work.

 Comment Written 14-Jan-2022

Comment from Ric Myworld
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Sometimes I think, Tim, get out of my head. I could have written most all of this from memory; although, not nearly so eloquently and poetic. Lucky for us, there are still pretty things, sweet smells, trout in the streams, and He felt there was purpose to keep us around. Thanks for sharing.

 Comment Written 14-Jan-2022

Comment from Pantygynt
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Your accident may have ruined your legal career but it certainly turned you into one of the most interesting poets on this sight - or did you have that before the accident as well.

Those 'clanking braces' reminded me of a similar incident of my misspent youth - I don't think she was a catholic though - at least not in the religious sense. Lol.

 Comment Written 14-Jan-2022