Comments : To you, Andrea, and your Bird

  • 1 week ago

    by Em

    This is so sincere and hear breaking but so beautifully done. My eyes are making rivers.
    Bless you.
    My thoughts are with Andrea and her dear Robyn xx

    • 1 week ago

      by Ben Pickard

      I know it cannot possibly help, but I know she loves nature poems and, if this can cheer her up at all, then I am happy. I think if the main boards are anything to go by, she knows how many people on here love her and are thinking of them both.

  • 1 week ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    Just beautiful Ben, and a comfort I'm sure to Andrea and her Bird.
    Lovely man x
    =^.^=

    • 1 week ago

      by Ben Pickard

      I hope so. All the very best, Kitty.

  • 1 week ago

    by S s...

    Ben, such a nice thing you did for such a wonderful person, Andrea.
    She really needs our support, our prayers, and our good wishes.
    We all are grateful to you.

    • 1 week ago

      by Ben Pickard

      I think I'm only expressing something we all feel on this site, Shane. Thank you

  • 1 week ago

    by mossgirl19

    A beautiful poem for Ms. Andrea and Robyn, Ben. A source of strength and inspiration for her.

    (Ms. Andi, you are in our prayers, you are in our thoughts. )

  • 1 week ago

    by Maple Tree

    I can't express my heart at this moment....Ben , Robyn and I love you, thank you...

    I read this to Bird, she cried and said, Momma there are beautiful people in this world arnt there?

    Bird and I thank you and all of you for your support and friendship.

    • 1 week ago

      by Ben Pickard

      I am so glad she liked it, Maple - there is nothing more I could have asked.

      All my love to you.

  • 1 week ago

    by deeplydesturbed

    Benny - What a fantastic piece to such a straong pair of women.
    I can see how moved Andrea and her bird are by it..

    All I can wish is that i could nominate, but alas, i am too late!

    • 1 week ago

      by Ben Pickard

      It's not written for nomination, Naomi, so don't worry about that - just a hope that Maple likes it.

  • 1 week ago

    by ddavidd

    This is a magnificent piece of poetry.

    • 1 week ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Brenda, ddavidd - thank you both for reading.

  • 1 week ago

    by Brenda

    Ben, this is so wonderful! So much love sent to Andrea and Robyn. Hugs my friend-

  • 1 week ago

    by IdTakeABulletForYou

    Absolutely timeless. You have written a flawless piece of architecture here, a towering skyscraper so magnificent I can't help but keep looking and wondering how anyone could have made something so perfect.

    Congratulations, as well, on your 150th poem.

    If this isn't already nominated, for sure I will do so when my nominations return.

    -IdTakeABulletForYou

    • 1 week ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Stephen, your comments are as poetic as your verse, good man.

  • 1 week ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Ben this is absolutely beautiful. Hugs

  • 1 week ago

    by Michael

    Ben

    So thoughtful and beautiful. A truly lovely tribute
    Michael :)

  • 1 week ago

    by CJ Maleney

    As I'm about to sleep and log out for a bit.

    Ben! Of all the things you have written this really touched me as it will have with all who understand.

    Fair play dude.

    Laters

    Craig

  • 1 week ago

    by Jamie

    I like this piece. Not just for the dedication but the poem itself is well written. The structure of the poem i love, because i rarely see people use three lines per stanza, but it works well because to me its easy to read and flows well.

    The feeling of hope is presented well here. Especially at the end. The imagery is beautiful as well and the metaphors too. I am not going to break down a personal poem, but overall this is well written.

  • 1 week ago

    by Beautiful Tragedy

    This is a wonderful piece Ben, filled with the hope of holding on and the practice of being positive no matter how hard the situation.
    Best of wishes and prayers be with you, to maple tree. <3

  • 6 days ago

    by BlueJay

    Incredible dedication to some fantastic people, we all love Andrea to pieces and I think that you really channeled your own version of her imagery and love of nature and life in this piece. Very well done.

    • 5 days ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Thanks so much for reading, Maddy.

  • 5 days ago

    by CRAFTY KEN

    Moved me to tears, it is a wonderful blessing that you gave to be listened to by a little girls ears. Our prayers are with her. I'm so glad Ben to know you and your loving tender heart within, those who love are truly God's next of kin. Proud of you Brother!
    Ken

    • 5 days ago

      by Ben Pickard

      What is truly wonderful is the amount of support and love that people on this site have given to Andrea and Robyn. Few of us 'know' each other, but the closeness of this community never ceases to amaze me. We have a special place here.

  • 5 days ago

    by CRAFTY KEN

    Sorry, a duplicate!

  • 4 days ago

    by Yakori bint Muhammed

    This is such a very inspiring and uplifting poem for anyone who reads it. And specifically, it'll really be a refreshing boost when Andrea reads it, every now and then.

    It uses natures blessings for us to be reminded of the reasons to be happy all through life's seasons. To not allow life's circumstances to dim ones will and commitment in gearing on.

    Loved how you brought different elements of nature in each stanza. Giving each stanza a distinctive thematic expression. A very beautifully crafted poem you've penned for one of the pioneers of this site.

    Wishing Robyn a hearty sea of light and peace and Andrea love, strength, light and peace.

  • 4 days ago

    by mossgirl19

    Glad that this is highlighted, Ben. Congrats on the win, and thanks for crafting such an encouraging piece.

  • 4 days ago

    by Mark

    Congratulations on the win!