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The Memory Coat

Sage advice from a FS friend

39 total reviews 
Comment from kahpot
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What a very talented write, as the coat which holds your emotion until you desire or need, it is like a closet for unhappiness until you need the warmth of it to comfort you, very well written****kahpot

 Comment Written 14-Aug-2019


reply by the author on 15-Aug-2019
    Thank you so kindly
Comment from Bichon
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This was a very interesting write! I love how you attached memories and fragments to the coat itself, a very unique touch! Best of luck in the contest

 Comment Written 14-Aug-2019


reply by the author on 15-Aug-2019
    Thank you so kindly
Comment from TheStoryMan
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You have a brilliant way of expressing yourself with words Fonda - you blow me away on how you do so - the memory coat is just an example of how your mind incorporates thoughts into words conveying your feelings so deep and true - thats special and thanks for sharing such a beautiful display of who you are - Ron

 Comment Written 14-Aug-2019


reply by the author on 15-Aug-2019
    I appreciate you as a friend Ron and as a Poet. Thank you for reading, for reviewing and for the amazing stars... Your kind review is so generous and I'm thankful that FS has connected us! For someone who knows me to say these things means so much to me vs. someone who has no clue who I am. I value you as a friend and colleague! Thank you for the glowing review.
Comment from Sugarray77
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This is so meaningful and soulful, Fonda. I love it that you shared these important moments with us. I will also take the advice and put my grief upon a hook, for I do not need it all of the time. Sage advice, for sure.

Melissa

 Comment Written 14-Aug-2019


reply by the author on 15-Aug-2019
    Hi Melissa,
    Thank you so kindly, Melissa I am very grateful for what you offer here.
    YM gave the advice. She's extraordinary and there's more to come... in my gratitude for her. I am loving the word soulful because she did speak to my soul. I felt the need to share with any and everyone because I believe there is a need for "Grief Relief" for a lot of people and it has taken me and my writing in a very unique direction. But I will be around. The doc says lower repetitious movements so I am trying to conserve. I am very happy to have you always read and review anything I write! Thank you for your support and Cheers, Fonda
reply by Sugarray77 on 15-Aug-2019
    :) Smiles ~ hugs

    M
reply by the author on 15-Aug-2019
    HUGS!!!
Comment from Susan Larson
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I can really relate to the line "put your grief up on a hook,the memory coat because not needing it all the time. While we want to, and for wherever we are in our grief journey, need to remember, recall and reflect, we don't need to life it day by day. There's a saying "we never get over it, but we get through it." I think your poem reminds us that we get through it a step at a time every time we put on that coat. This is so profound and the rhyme is wonderful. Thank you for sharing this.

 Comment Written 14-Aug-2019


reply by the author on 15-Aug-2019
    Thank you so kindly
Comment from Pam (respa)
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-Good image and
presentation, Fonda.
-Good to see you on FS, too!
-A very good poem that
expresses your appreciation
to this special FS friend who
gave you some good advice
you applied to your life.
-The description and rhyme
are very good.
-A very good concluding line, too.
-Good luck in the contest.

 Comment Written 14-Aug-2019


reply by the author on 15-Aug-2019
    Thank you so kindly, Pam I am very grateful for what you offer here.
    YM gave the advice. She?s extraordinary and there?s more to come... in my gratitude for her.
reply by Pam (respa) on 15-Aug-2019
    You are very welcome, Fonda, and thanks for sharing.
reply by the author on 15-Aug-2019
    Your welcome Pam - and I'm sorry I've not been reviewing much you should see me swing by this weekend...
reply by Pam (respa) on 15-Aug-2019
    Thanks, Fonda, it sounds like a plan. I have a poem for Sun.
Comment from Maria Jose Garcia
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Thanks for sharing this. It's an original and interesting coping technique. And it's even better because it works for you.
I'm glad your friend's suggestion has helped you. And that you have told us about it.

 Comment Written 14-Aug-2019


reply by the author on 15-Aug-2019
    Thank you so kindly. YM gave the advice. She?s extraordinary and there?s more to come... in my gratitude for her.
    Very grateful for your review as well!
Comment from Gloria ....
Exceptional
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Fonda, first off, this is a perfectly constructed poem in every term, content, rhythm and I absolutely and thoroughly enjoy your inventive rhymes, to quote a few, chewable, renewable, insuperable and exercisable and recognizable.

This is so unique and what a fantastic way to put it. The Memory Coat.

This is simply outstanding. Wishing you great luck with the Contest Committee. :))

Gloria

 Comment Written 13-Aug-2019


reply by the author on 15-Aug-2019
    Disclaimer: I would like to use this review as a (blurb) for any future content as your review is probably the most head-inflating I've ever received maybe in my entire lifetime. That includes boyfriends, fiances and the like. Please, I hope I didn't make you spit liquid but at least chuckle - but I am serious...

    And bless you! Blessings to you! Gloria for you to say this to me in a review, it is like the Queen telling someone they have a kingdom... I look up to you so much! I know you love words, as I do - I know the brain waves that some of us share in FS is remarkable... but thank you for liking as well as seeing the execution and form of what I did.

    Also, a side note - you can thank Chas24 for helping to boost it for it to be super high dollar after being the first to read!

    Some of the poets I admire most came out for it this time around and that not only made me happy, it also made it worth writing. And on a Monday no less (for 48 hours). Wow!

    I thank you so kindly, Gloria I am very grateful for what you offer here.

    YM gave the advice. She's extraordinary and there's more to come... in my gratitude for her and for you when I am able to post and promote again.

    But I think this review I had to savor for a day or so and just kind of read over and over again because I didn't believe it to be from you. I feel like I've been catfished!

    Oh ya and I do appreciate the luck, but I am not holding my breath - not after the great disappearing incident a little while ago - so there's that too - But one can hope...Have a great week. I'll be heading around the weekend to read some more...

    Cheers, Fonda
Comment from WryWriter
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Painful memories corralled by sage advice. They do not need to follow us throughout our day. I like your idea of hanging them up as a leather coat. Enjoyed reading your work.

 Comment Written 13-Aug-2019


reply by the author on 15-Aug-2019
    Thank you so kindly
Comment from DonandVicki
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Your poem does what all good poetry should do and that is engage the readers imagination. Good poetry should have as many meanings as it has readers. Very well done.

 Comment Written 13-Aug-2019


reply by the author on 15-Aug-2019
    Thank you so kindly