Comments : Prickly Pear

  • 7 years ago

    by Nicko

    Have you written a book of your poems ? you should I'd buy it. I'm amazed at your talent, your poems never fail to move me...

    Congrats on the win :)

  • 7 years ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Hello Melissa

    This is an excellent piece of writing and the alliteration employed throughout is sublime.
    We really can do foolish things when love is concerned, can't we?

    All the best

  • 7 years ago

    by Mr. Darcy


    Not bad, I guess...

    what am I saying? It's superb, but then I would expect no less from you.

    Take care,


  • 7 years ago

    by Em

    Melissa, this is truly beautiful.
    The imagery, the descriptions, the alliteration... Everything just fitted so wonderfully like a hand in a glove.
    We really can do so many silly things when we're in love or (in my case) when we think we're in love. I'd love to be there again, have that feeling in my stomach, my head and my heart (lol) it can send us a little crazy can't it?
    All the best, Em

  • 6 years ago

    by Brenda

    So well written-I love the imagery here-

  • 6 years ago

    by Brenda

    Congratulations on your win-beautifully written!

  • 6 years ago

    by Michael

    Hi Melissa loved reading your poem. Showed it to friends and they loved it too :)

    Well done


  • 6 years ago

    by Meena Krish

    I like how you have turned the pear into someone you just simply can't be without! You have made a simple fruit so uniquely different and wanting!

    Congratulations on the Win!

  • 6 years ago

    by Maher

    I really liked this one. The title got me - I love prickly pears. The alliteration used made me start to crave them, a good choice of words there. Just the right length overall and really tells a good story. You've engaged quite a few senses in this poem which is something great and is what I believe the aim of poetry should be. Awesome work and thanks for sharing it with us :)

  • 6 years ago

    by Darren

    Judges comment

    Melissa has written something short and sweet this week that I enjoyed reading. It is one of those poems that reads and feels like a 'proper' poem. As I was reading it I instantly knew that this was in my top 3. Nature is there all around us and everywhere in our daily lives. Those who choose to stop and take a moment can produce stuff like this. Stanza 3 goes alliteration happy, which I applaud. Stanza 4 hints at a turn in the tone and a reality check all in one. Nice imagery, short sharp stanzas, nice write. 10 points

  • 6 years ago

    by Maple Tree

    Judge Comment:

    Just Brilliant!

    This nature poem has taken on a life of it's own and I truly enjoyed this piece.

    Melissa has such a creative and elegant way of expressing herself within poetry.
    The metaphoric tone within nature allows the reader to soar in different angles. Starting from the title to the last line. Just lovely!

  • 6 years ago

    by RainbowSlider

    What wonderful thorns of love.

  • 4 years ago

    by D.

    Ah I remember your poetry so much! This is beautifully written, as always. The final stanza’s abruptness is so effective.