Oh my word.....what an inspiration this hurricane has been to you. This was brilliant Andrea, seriously...soo amazing. I didn't find that you used new words, or unique metaphors as usual, but what you did do is pour yourself into this poem and you worded your poem EXACTLY how you were feeling. I could just tell....this is kind of mind blowing and so sad to read..I don't even have words to express in detail WHY I love this..but I do and I think its so worth nominating :)
5 years ago
by Tara Kay
Andrea...I'm not even going to attempt to convey your emotions in this piece...you put them down in a way that just needs no explaining or disecting.
You are a talent beyond words...in your way of adding creativity without taking away the importance of your words...just heartbreakingly sad...and totally amazing poetry.
You are precious...you are a soul so sweet and a writer so amazingly talented
Hugs and my love always
5 years ago
Everything about this poem is very honest and, although it's sad....I just love everything about it. The flow is perfect throughout and the wording is great without being sugar coated.
A very frank poem indeed and I'm wondering if the word Franken has something to do with frankness? I googled the word but could only find a bunch of people with this as a surname haha!!!!!
I just realised LS has a thread using this word but....I will confess...I don't know what it means?
Maple, just read this for the first time. I am struck by your ability to project dark emotions in one's life. Your creativity using Sandy, the Franken storm in this poem is amazing, penning frustrations of everyday life of a caregiver so easily with your magical pen. I too am moved by this last stanza:
I have a hurricane spinning in my own mind,
wishing it would take me away forever.
"At first glance I was unsure if it was the recent hurricane that inspired this, after seeing other comments I see I am not the only one that thought this. I found that I enjoyed how the author is able to use something so tragic to create such an emotional and moving piece of writing, and I did like the sublte alliteration of puffy palms.
Whilst I enjoyed the thought of a hurriane in ones mind, I'm not too keen on the closing line, I just felt that it wasn't as emotional as the rest of the piece as I found it to border on cliche the way the author phrased his/her thoughts here.
That was the only line I wasn't sure about in this poem, and I think the author did a lovely job at expressing their thoughts throughout this.
Again, I applaud how something so sad can create such a beautiful piece of writing"