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published 10/03/2004 | thingywhatsit
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Pro It is a beautiful well thought out poem.
Cons Some may not chose it.
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This is a little difficult to write because across the board I have read so many reviews or opinions as we used to call them before Ciao changed its image.

I know that Ciao is a consumer site, but it is also a site where members characters shine. The cafe section is where you read about people rather than products and I have to admit that it is here that I am the most comfortable, amongst people that I have come to know as friends.

In particular the writing section appeals to me. We each have different reasons for reading what we read, but the poetry in particular interests me and I love to see how readers relate to their lives in verse.

For me, poetry is a passion, and poetry must convey thought that is real, that is readable and that is everything that poetry should be. I am a professional writer and some of the work that I have seen on here is astounding.

My particular favourite Ciao Review is chosen because the writer wrote it with such an honesty that you do not find this in every poem that is written on here. This is a beautiful but sad poem that tells the truth about life and I was truly moved by it, and really after the life I have led, it takes a lot to move me.

Now why did it move me and what was different about it from other poems on this site. It was a real life story. It touched on subjects that people are usually uncomfortable with and that people do not mention, and it did it with style. You imagine the nursing home, you imagine the thoughts that go through the old mans mind, and how easily each one of us could find ourselves in that situation.

This is reality at its very very best. It touched me because I know the person that wrote it felt it, knew it all to be sadly true and like her, I have experienced this with my fathers care. I know those feelings. I have felt them and I have dreaded getting old and being that old man. When I saw my father like that, it was a sad time in my life and this poem touches reality and makes it into something it is, not something we imagine it to be.

Now, not all of you will agree, but this is about individual opinion, and here there is one poem that stands up to the test of time that I read over and over again and each time, it makes me feel the same way, humbled by life.

The winner is ................

There were actually a couple that came close but this one is an all time classic.

DISCERNA is the name of the writer and the review is in the poetry section and is called Inward Bound.

It is a poem about old people, and in particular an old man in a nursing home and how he sees the world. I know that this touched me very much because it is like the story of my father.

If I give too much away, you will not go and read it but to me this is one of my alltime favourites on Ciao. A beautiful piece of poetry.

Read it. I am sure you will be moved.

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  • Lancashire_Angel published 20/03/2004
    Thanks for the recommendation Rachel, I really loved the poem it was wonderful. Sharron xxx
  • zoekin8yg published 19/03/2004
    hmm another of those dodgy sections ciao has allowed recently
  • LittleFeathers2 published 19/03/2004
    Definately a wonderful poem, very moving and thought provoking. Glo xxx
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