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Lead, Kindly Light Review with images

AdvantagesMemories rekindled

DisadvantagesNone

"It was 28th June, 1987 at 7-30 PM when I reached Thrissur, my home town in my native state of Kerala in India, hearing that my mother was seriously ill and was admitted to a hospital. I had to fly from Dubai the previous night via Kuwait and Goa, rather than by a direct flight to my state capital. When I reached the hospital, it was too late and she had passed away, just ten minutes prior to my arrival at the hospital. I looked at her motionless ..." Read review
28.06.2006

Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional

Community Level 5britum2000

britum2000

Twas the night before Christmas

AdvantagesA Christmas poem for Ciao members

DisadvantagesSorry if I have not included you all

"Hello COT, do some of you remember Miss American Pie by Don MClean? This is my Christmas tribute to you all in festive vein. Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a Snowbunni was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by Mrsmopples with care, In hopes that St Loopymum soon would be there. Terry and Art were nestled all snug in their beds, While idioms and identity crises played hell with their heads. And ..." Read review
20.10.2006

Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional

Community Level 5Dudo_Perudo

Dudo_Perudo

Sapphires

AdvantagesNone

DisadvantagesToo many

"Been racking my brains whether to publish this but my Bro said that he would like me too. His son, my oldest Nephew, died at the age of 18 after a car accident, early December 2006. We are all finding it very difficult to get back into the swing of being more than just ghosts of our former selves. For you 'blue' and your Father. SAPPHIRES When you arrived on this cold world Your eyes were open from the first They were a sparkling ..." Read review
05.01.2007

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Now She Sleeps

AdvantagesN/A

DisadvantagesN/A

"I have spent a couple of weeks now getting used to this site and have written a couple of reviews based on my collection of girly films and cheesy pop music! However, I noticed that many people had written creative writing type pieces that were not reviewing products and I toyed with the idea of submitting one of my poems for several days as I hate people reading my work (it's not so good!) but in the end I have decided to go for it (I'm still not ..." Read review
25.06.2006

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 5angiebabyq...

angiebabyqueen

all because of you

Advantagesleting go and loving someone

Disadvantagespain, suffering and agony

"All because of you is about coping with death and other things that aren’t so rosy in life. At the end is who it is dedicated to and why. I hope that you read on in this poem and enjoy! Thank you for your time. I saw you lying there, Lying helpless in front of me, With tubes coming out of you, Coming out and going back in. You had always been there to hold my hand, Hold my hand when things got tough, But now you’re just going, Going somewhere ..." Read review
27.03.2005

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These Words Are My Own...

AdvantagesYears of collected scribblings to celebrate 500 reviews

DisadvantagesMaybe not technically poetry in the usual sense

"...is essentially poetry. Maybe poetry with rhythm and meter, but so was W. H. Auden’s “The Night Train”, so I guess it fits. Whenever I talk about my song writing, I always lead with this first lyric, purely because I have believed and still do believe that it’s one of the best things I have ever written, in any form of the written word. It was written at a time of high emotion shortly after my grandmother passed away some fifteen years ago and still ..." Read review
23.12.2011

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"If" - Robbo2000 stylee

AdvantagesReading poetry makes you look sensitive in front of birds

DisadvantagesNot as easy as watching telly

"I've had pretty much no energy lately. I think it may be something to do with the fact that I have been carrying out my own version of Morgan Spurlock's "Supersize Me" called "Beef-and-Tomato-Pot-Noodle Me". I don't seem to have gained as much weight as that dude did, but I have noticed that I've been a bit more confused lately, and I don't think I can see the colour green as well as I used to. Anyway, I decided that I needed to motivate myself, ..." Read review
04.04.2006

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Community Level 6CaptainDis...

CaptainDisaster

Inside a Tormented Mind

AdvantagesThe best poem I've ever written...

Disadvantages... still far from the best poem ever written...

"This is possibly the best, certainly the most powerful poem I've ever written. I just want to point out though, that it is NOT BASED ON REAL LIFE! The inspiration came from a few very... interesting months working at a Mental Health Centre in North Birmingham. Actually the first couple of lines lodged themselves in my mind years ago, and I've tried writing stories / a novel / and other poems based around them, but keeping up that level of writing ..." Read review
29.07.2005

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 7Elffriend

Elffriend

A goodbye to my mum.

AdvantagesComing to terms with death

DisadvantagesSo hard to say.

"This is much belated, my mother died in May 2003.I have tried to put feelings into words, but can't convey all the thoughts and feelings, but need to try. Alone with my thoughts in the ebb-time of night I watch as the clock ticks your lifespan away Bathed in the lamplight, your face has a glow A false sense of health, my reality knows This is the fire that consumes. Hushed are the sounds of the home in the night Death stalks the corridors ..." Read review
06.03.2004

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Saying Goodbye One More Time

AdvantagesN/A

DisadvantagesN/A

"Hello All….Merry Christmas to all you great Ciaoers out there!!! I did what I said I was going to do, and my poem is finished, and I’m now wiping away the last of my tears that had accumulated earlier in the day. Hope you all enjoy reading it. For those of you who don’t know me, and want to get a full perspective on what drove me to write this poem, please read my “Bereavement” op, which I will post on my homepage so that it appears right after this ..." Read review
25.12.2003

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Community Level 4Sal4Mike

Sal4Mike

'What? - I died!!'

Advantagesappreciate who you have, while you have them!

DisadvantagesMay put a lump in your throat

"...'ve always loved writing simple poetry but the heartbreak I was feeling was released in several poems in the forthcoming weeks and this is one of them. I'm trying to cope with this grief right now I sometimes get things done but only deep inside of me do I know my heart is numb. It's a miracle it beats at all for half of it has flown and gone with you, the only man who's love I've ever known. But trying to bear with all this pain of ..." Read review
28.06.2006

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Community Level 6LR_17

LR_17

I'll never see you

AdvantagesNone

DisadvantagesAll of it.

"Please read this all the way through, it took me a long time to write it. I've only given 1 star out of 5 because it was written on such a sad subject. I only knew you for a short time, A year infact, but how it flew, You were my friend, More genuine and true than anyone I’ve known, You lit up a room, And made me smile, You never shed a tear, Or even told a lie, You always listened, Put yourself before others…… But what about you? Was ..." Read review
04.12.2004

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Community Level 5kamallan

kamallan

A bit e Cumbrian frae a Wukintun lass

AdvantagesA bit of fun, not to be taken too seriously. My Mam would be chuffed if I showed her.

DisadvantagesBest read in a Northern tongue though will probably make most laugh.

"Now while wondering to do my next serious review on, I decided that I ought to do a light hearted one first! However, please note, this is light hearted and if you start to tell me off for regional dialect, spelling or grammar, arl tek a strop! That's reet marra, yer now reading a review that A writ in Wukintun's finest voice. Divn't worry if ya can't git the jist of it, arl put a nice larl dictionary at arse end for yer t' 'ave a deek through! It ..." Read review
08.11.2006

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Community Level 3Matt.Blund...

Matt.Blundell

FATBOY

AdvantagesIts quite interesting to write

DisadvantagesIts quite personal

"This is my first poem, please be gentle lol: FATBOY I’ve tried all those diets Honest I have I had pills and done sit-ups Even puked in the lav People point and they laugh Even push me and prod “Look at the size of that ugly fat slob” My friends are the worst They fill me with shame They call me the Fatboy Never my name Its easy to judge To look on and laugh But try being the Fatboy Its no walk in the park So ..." Read review
20.07.2005

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Community Level 5silver40

silver40

Haiku from me to you Review with images

AdvantagesIt's fun

DisadvantagesIt's not easy

"This is a challenge set by Mark1961 This is my feeble attempt at a Haiku which was not easy and I wish I could have captured the freedom of spirit of an eastern poet. Haiku Five syllables first Seven syllables are next Five syllables last Spring Expectations rise Loosening winters grip Fresh hope of new life Wood anenomies White carpet joins the bluebells A haze in the wood Yellow daffodils Trumpets that herald spring-time waiting ..." Read review
07.11.2004

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful