Comments : Musings of Reflection

  • 2 weeks ago

    by Ben Pickard

    A wonderful piece of free verse from you, Stephen. This reminds me very much of Robert Frost's 'The Road Not Taken'. Wouldn't it be marvellous if - when we came to a crossroads in life - the right path had a glaring, flashing sign telling us the way to go? Unfortunately, we are not given that luxury and can only ever take the road we think best at the time. Retrospect is a an entirely useless luxury that we could all do without: it only teases us with rights and wrongs that we could never have foreseen when it mattered.

    Take care, Stephen.

    • 2 weeks ago

      by IdTakeABulletForYou

      Thank you, Ben, and I'm glad you enjoyed it and recognize the inspiration (Quite often it is that "The Road Not Taken" is played in my head on repeat.)

      IdTakeABulletForYou

  • 2 weeks ago

    by Em

    Oh my goodness... why do I have tears streaming down my eyes. This moved me very much and I have to agree with Ben this is a wonderful piece of free verse.

    Take care
    Em

    • 2 weeks ago

      by IdTakeABulletForYou

      Judging from always making you cry, perhaps I should write a happy poem for once! I'll get to work on that!!!

      Much love! Thanks for reading :)

  • 2 weeks ago

    by Mark

    Great write with an enjoyable flow!

  • 2 weeks ago

    by deeplydesturbed

    S - My appologies!!!
    Not even sure how i missed this... =/

    Im glad its nominated. Em and Benny and Mark have said everything i wanted to say..

    But I also had tears streaming down my face, and found this incredibly wonderful...
    Excellent work S

    • 2 weeks ago

      by IdTakeABulletForYou

      No worries, darling, I am the biggest culprit of missing poems from my favorite writers and it's only fair that you skip one of mine here and there ;) This deployment has been inspirational for me, as much as I have hated it. I'm grateful for that, at the least. It has allowed me to produce poems I can be proud of! Look forward to ours being the next.

      Love,
      S

    • 2 weeks ago

      by deeplydesturbed

      Im actually working on it now (at work)!
      Glad something has come from your deployment :)

    • 2 weeks ago

      by IdTakeABulletForYou

      You're working on ours, without me!?

  • 1 week ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Congrats on your win and all the very best to you.

    • 1 week ago

      by IdTakeABulletForYou

      Thank you for your nomination Dagmar, you have the magic touch! I appreciate it :-)

  • 1 week ago

    by deeplydesturbed

    Congrats S

  • 1 week ago

    by mossgirl19

    Congrats on your win, Steph.

  • 1 week ago

    by Mark

    Congratulations on a great win!

  • 1 week ago

    by yogi73

    An amazing and evocative poem!

    • 1 week ago

      by IdTakeABulletForYou

      Thank you kindly Yogi, appreciate your reading and glad you enjoyed it!

  • 1 week ago

    by Brenda

    Stephen, congratulations on your front page write and win! This truly is an amazing piece. I think we all go through these questions and doubts of choices we've made. The fact you are very aware of your present situation and thought process are all positives. You can only move forward and the mere fact that you are writing again speaks volumes that you are doing just that. Well done my friend!

    • 1 week ago

      by IdTakeABulletForYou

      I appreciate the insight Brenda, always some fresh air reading your comments! Much love to you and I hope all is well!

  • 1 week ago

    by Michael

    A very incredible piece, with imagery flowing all through

    and well worthy of front page

    Michael :)