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In The Sun

The power of words

8 total reviews 
Comment from LisaMay
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You write so persuasively of the impact of words in so many ways. It is a great rift to overcome when we don't all hear and understand in the same way... words communicated clearly and comprehended are the key to harmony.

 Comment Written 10-Jul-2019


reply by the author on 10-Jul-2019
    I couldn't agree more! Thanks so much for your review.
reply by LisaMay on 10-Jul-2019
    ... my pleasure.
reply by the author on 10-Jul-2019
Comment from Pantygynt
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With an abcb rhyme scheme this is not free verse, and I rather wished it could have maintained the verbal oeconomy of the first stanza, matching the syllabic length all the way through. That might have rated a six star grading.

 Comment Written 08-Jul-2019


reply by the author on 08-Jul-2019
    Thanks for you review, Jim. You remarked that it's not a free verse, but the contest rules stated it could be any style.
reply by Pantygynt on 09-Jul-2019
    I was not implying that it should have been.
reply by the author on 10-Jul-2019
    Ok.
Comment from Earl Corp
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Is this poem a call for mobilization of people to band together to fight hate speech with words? You made the poem rhyme. Good luck in the contest.

 Comment Written 07-Jul-2019


reply by the author on 08-Jul-2019
    It's really a call for all to realize that we're all really in the same boat together one this planet. You are the second person to mention that the poem rhymed, but that's ok because the contest rules stated it could be any style.
Comment from Darlene Franklin
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Thank God for those men and women who have changed how we think by their words. Whether written in books or poetry or spoken in speeches, the power of words . . .

 Comment Written 07-Jul-2019


reply by the author on 08-Jul-2019
    Thank you so much for your review, Darlene!
Comment from tfawcus
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You have certainly set the bar high here! I should be delighted if any of my writing achieved half of that. It's a worthy ambition and worth striving for. A motivating poem!

 Comment Written 07-Jul-2019


reply by the author on 08-Jul-2019
    Thank you so much for the great review! If all people would realize we're all in the same boat together here on this Earth, I'd be happy with that.
Comment from Alcreator Litt Dear
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This poem speaks simply and explicitly how well-painted and used words can influence and change the minds, heads, hearts and the world; well said, well done. Liked and enjoyed the read. Write-Inspire --DR ALCREATOR

 Comment Written 07-Jul-2019


reply by the author on 08-Jul-2019
    Thanks so much for the great review!
Comment from Janice Canerdy
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I like your approach to the contest prompt. This piece is very creative and moving, making excellent use of specific details to convey the theme(s).
Yes, words are SO powerful; the possibilities are limitless.

 Comment Written 07-Jul-2019


reply by the author on 08-Jul-2019
    Thank you so much, Janice!
Comment from C. Gale Burnett
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You did a wonderful job in telling how through our words we can bring others into the Light and unite together in order to survive in this dark, cold world.
Loved your rhyme; beautiful photo; 24 lines, adhering to rules.
This is a great contest entry, and I truly wish you all the best!

 Comment Written 07-Jul-2019


reply by the author on 07-Jul-2019
    Thank you so much for the great review!
reply by C. Gale Burnett on 07-Jul-2019
    My pleasure :)