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michaelgallatin
Wed Mar 22 12:43:57 2017

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My Review of In The Corner by Constance_
Pretty and peaceful!
A person's home should be a place of peace, beauty and happiness. Very nice and a pleasure to read!

Namaste,
Mike


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michaelgallatin
Wed Mar 22 12:36:03 2017

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My Review of Go Away September!!! by JoanDZombie2RC
Oddly...
I like September a lot! I go by temperature here in New York. Not too wet and cold. Not too hot and sticky. 60 to 75, maybe 55 to 80. So I love late Spring and early Fall and May and September are my best months. Send all your Septembers my way please!

Take care,
Mike

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michaelgallatin
Wed Mar 22 11:18:29 2017

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My Review of The bowl of feathers by tarantulla81
Absolutely beautiful!
A long poem and a wonderful story. My best friend is very much involved in Zen and right now is just over half done with a week long meditative retreat. This poem reminds me of Jeff and other wise and good men in this world who are "together enough" to help others. Though not quite that together (yet) I'd like to think I aided a few people in over forty years of Social Work. A very spiritual poem and worthy easily of a spotlight!

Namaste,
Mike

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michaelgallatin
Tue Mar 21 09:39:41 2017

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My Review of Im sorry, Did you want the last one? by JoanDZombie2RC
Well now,...
I suppose I'd expect a zombie to be rather rude at meals anyway. Sadly Walking Dead has not done much to present your table manners in a good light. Surprised too that you said last piece of pie and not last piece of thigh. Here's a solution! So long as it's not a baby you are sharing ala King Solomon, cut it in half. Remember that you are a zombie girl, not a pig!

Namaste,
Mike

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michaelgallatin
Mon Mar 20 11:37:50 2017

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My Review of Like A Ghost.... by southernbelle
Sad yes...
but also very nicely done and worded. You do want "bore" in Line Four and not "boar". I love the phrase "just an empty memory in plain sight". Brilliant! Glad I found you and your poems and I look forward to more.

Namaste,
Mike

PS - The saying on your profile page is also sad but so very profound and true!

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michaelgallatin
Mon Mar 20 11:27:39 2017

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My Review of MISTY BLUE by kitty
Simply put...
but very enjoyable and pretty in its nostalgia, love and caring. A very sweet poem about the innocence of youth and young love. Thank you for some remembrances of my own!

Namaste,
Mike

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michaelgallatin
Mon Mar 20 11:21:21 2017

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My Review of Size Ain't Everything by Abra
Fortunate that....
I am not religious in the traditional sense! Most devout Christians would hate this poem for "blatant sacreligious sexuality". I admit not being crazy myself about this nutcase lady orgasming at church. She appears to have some serious emotional/mental issues perhaps tied to God as a father figure with a human form. Personally I found the end to be the best and funniest part.

Take care,
Mike

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michaelgallatin
Mon Mar 20 11:12:37 2017

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My Review of Twisted Tales by richom
Oh my,....
someone has most certainly been inventive! Odd that I thought of doing this numerous times but never quite figured out how. You have mastered changing these tales with humor and wit. Congratulations on a fun and very interesting read!

Namaste,
Mike

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michaelgallatin
Sat Mar 18 16:38:49 2017

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My Review of Life in Samac by augustrush
And another wonderful,..
caring and nostalgic poem. I love the line, "You'll always be the boy who loved to chase the sunrise!" Such a warm, sweet and loving piece. And a poem that should be a SL!

Namaste,
Mike

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michaelgallatin
Sat Mar 18 16:30:10 2017

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My Review of Magnifell by JoanDZombie2RC
Extemely interesting...
and actually sounds rather spiritual. I really enjoyed the hopeful, inspirational, caring quality that exists in the wording. I'm not religious myself in the sense of most organized religions but this seems much like a prayer to "God". Very nice and spotlight worthy!

Take care,
Mike

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michaelgallatin
Sat Mar 18 16:23:27 2017

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My Review of Secret Ant Love? by JoanDZombie2RC
OK...
but you should have the ants marching North to get to that pie-ala-mode. The word play on ants and uncles is cute. Personally I'd have described the ant orgy in a bit more detail just for fun and listed the poem for late teens and up!

Smiling,
Mike

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michaelgallatin
Sat Mar 18 16:13:51 2017

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My Review of Are You Soup? by JoanDZombie2RC
Definitely different...
and I like both soup and rolls so it held my interest. Inventive and seems also a play on words. I think though that I would be an oyster cracker floating happily in my warm but not too hot soup (probably bean soup). I would hope not to be eaten!

Take care,
Mike

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michaelgallatin
Thu Mar 16 15:26:35 2017

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My Review of Crap poem Series #9 by JoanDZombie2RC
Apparently Joan...
I must like crap! Or maybe I'm impressed by your coming up with the word "kalorting". Or I like cheese cupcakes. Or I admire your rather cold imagery of moonlight, winds and ice. But I do have a serious question! If the fish wield the diamond wand of the winds, then wtf is "pathetic" doing to describe them milady? You seem just a tad "crazy", in a good way of course. And I like crazy! You have inspired me and so look for a poem dedicated to you!

Namaste,
Mike

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michaelgallatin
Thu Mar 16 14:52:16 2017

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My Review of Hello, Farewell by augustrush
So simply said...
as a dialogue between two friends! But what comes through this marvelous poem loud and clear is nostalgia, honesty, caring, acceptance, understanding, longing, friendship, beauty and kindness. I get the feeling after reading "if you regretted your choice" and the reply that this was a death by suicide. All the more poignant and honest for that reason and I am very nonjudgmental in regard to this act. This poem is, of course, sad but it also celebrates a friendship that though separated by death still continues to be strong. A brilliantly done piece and well worthy of a spotlight! If from real life, I hope this person found "Heaven" and peace!

Namaste,
Mike

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michaelgallatin
Thu Mar 16 14:35:58 2017

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My Review of Revealing Ourselves by RamSlade
A very interesting,...
caring and romantic poem. I like the idea of changing for the better very much. Best to move forward into something nicer than to repeat the mistakes of the past. Very well said my friend!

Take care,
Mike

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michaelgallatin
Fri Mar 10 12:16:05 2017

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My Review of I win by navyamwife
A huge congrats...
as, though a fighter myself, I feared for the outcome of that one my friend! So very glad to hear it worked out well. Put into such a sweet poem too! Daddies usually let their children win and feel no shame in doing so. Sadly when a child gets to be a teen though, it's time to learn that you can lose. I really enjoyed this fine and happy SL poem!

Namaste,
Mike

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michaelgallatin
Fri Mar 10 12:07:36 2017

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My Review of Window Friend by odinroark
There aren't many...
in anyone's life I don't think, friends or even relatives you can be completely open with and vice versa. The imagery in this poem is great as is the hint of moving from bitterness to something better. I guess a window as a friend is better than none at all and the humor at the end is a very nice touch. I'm putting this in for a spotlight!

Namaste,
Mike



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michaelgallatin
Fri Mar 10 11:57:12 2017

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My Review of Crusaders by JohnCreekmore
I read this twice...
and then became more understanding of and comfortable with what it says. Within most people there is a capacity for some of both. And often good and evil might appear at different times shown by the same person. Most everyone is "gray". I am glad though that you qualify your last line in the author notes. I believe some "crusaders" for good can tell the difference between a "gray heart" and a "black heart". Interesting poem!

Namaste,
Mike

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michaelgallatin
Fri Mar 10 11:37:56 2017

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My Review of UNBROKEN by seriouspoet
Maybe just a bit...
overdone at the start which makes the rest rather hard to believe. The first two sentences seem enough but then you add "For blood is pouring out of every orifice and flooding the streets." Egad! This guy can fight all he wants to but bro you say that and he's done for! The rest of it seems fine, the examples are great and I love the ending. But my friend, if this man lives, he'll be coming back from the dead! Otherwise it's a very inspirational poem!

Namaste,
Mike

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michaelgallatin
Wed Mar 8 01:40:30 2017

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My Review of Find Another Methhead by Little_Mermaid
After having done...
Social Work and Healthcare for over 40 years, I have a soft spot for addicts, hookers, alcoholics, etc. That does not mean I completely excuse their actions, they all make choices. But they just made the wrong one! I can totally understand though why you would not like this drugged-out girl. A fine poem about hurt and loss and also about addiction!

Namaste,
Mike

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michaelgallatin
Tue Mar 7 05:02:24 2017

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My Review of BROKEN by clb520
I'm so very pleased...
to meet you! Appears that you have been on this site for some time but haven't posted for awhile. Very glad you did now! I have always admired being able to say volumes in few words. You did that in spades with this poem milady! You make the reader want to cry for her. Brilliant, the depths of despair, done well and a spotlight!

Namaste.
Mike

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michaelgallatin
Sun Mar 5 23:28:16 2017

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My Review of Fragments by RamSlade
Sometimes Pat...
I am very sure that "good" and "bad" are in the eye of the beholder my friend! Sort of like you thinking that Trump could ever possibly be a good president for instance. Maybe Sir you are a tad too hard on yourself! And assuming there is a God perhaps there is also a reason why you are still here. Personally as I say in my last posted poem I think that the whole life/death/God chooses when thing seems extremely nonsensical and flippant. It actually frightens me somewhat that people think of God in this manner. I do understand where you are coming from. But I just think that you should cut yourself a bit of slack and as you stated forgive as much as you can!

Take care,
Mike

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michaelgallatin
Sun Mar 5 23:11:41 2017

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My Review of Lucifer Wept by JimSlaughter
I like your poem...
a lot and I have had very similar thoughts regarding both Lucifer and Judas. I even have a poem called This Sad Farce in which Satan talks to God. And he tells God that he will give up persecuting Mankind as there's no fun in the game anymore. In other words he feels Mankind id so very flawed that "we" do not need the Devil's help to completely F things up. I'm also a huge fan of Taylor Caldwell's Dialogues With The Devil which is between Lucifer and Michael The Archangel. Lucifer as scripture/religious history says is a fallen angel. His fault was being pissed at God for creating "us" and showering us with the gift of life and His love. Frankly I don't blame Lucifer at all! But I wonder if he would be sad or happy seeing what God did. Personally I'm thinking angry and sad at first. Now after all these many years likely elated, gloating, laughing the tail right off his ass and saying a loud, "Dad, I effing tried to tell you it was a huge damned mistake!" A good poem and up for a spotlight!

Namaste,
Mike

PS - I think too that Judas was the ultimate scapegoat! And that Christians forget that Jesus knew he would be turned in and killed. Going a step or two further he had to be to complete God's plan for him to die for Mankind. So by selling him out Judas was really helping Jesus and serving God. Likely he should be sainted rather than vilified!

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michaelgallatin
Sun Mar 5 11:49:23 2017

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My Review of The ballad of Irish Rose. by woodmountman
Aw, sad ending!
And never do bum before pussy! That's a fine way to give a lady an infection! Quite a story but the end sucked sadly more than Mary in my book!

Mike
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michaelgallatin
Sun Mar 5 11:36:44 2017

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My Review of Dear dad by zekezat
Made me cry!
And the young man in the poem didn't just fight with his dad because he was "young and immature" as he says. He and his father had very different ideas of what being a man is. My father, Jewish no less, fought in WWII. He also boxed, was a bit of a womanizer and shot trap and skeet. In other words what our society refers to as a man's man. But he was also a perfectionist who demanded things be done his way. To me he was verbally and emotionally very abusive. So I grew up not liking him much at all but sadly always trying to please him. Of course I could never do that! I always wonder if had he lived to see it if Dad would have gone totally crazy when one of my sons became a Marine, a boxer and a mixed martial artist. It's not the fault of the soldier in this poem that his father and he did not see eye to eye. Frankly I would blame the father more for ever expecting his son to go to war like he did. Thank God my Dad never pushed me regarding going to Nam at least! And he was also a lot nicer in his final years!

Namaste,
Mike

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