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  • mooneyblack
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    Thanks so much Dwayne; I really appreciate your feedback.

  • DWAYNE
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    This brought a year to my eye!

    The beauty of remembrance and self-reflection.

    Many powerful phrases.

    Recently I saw his face again but within another’s body
    Full of life, colour, smiling, entertaining as he often used to do
    Then I knew that the grey was in me; not him
    The fog in my mind cleared to recall colour


    Really brought it home for me.

    Stirring work.

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  • mooneyblack
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    Thank you, AtL It has taken over fifty years to process and resolve the experience so 'writing it out' has been cathartic. Many thanks.

  • mooneyblack
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    Grant, my thanks for such constructive feedback. This one is teasing me towards a short story version which I may yet explore; food for thought - many thanks.

  • AlexandratheLate
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    I could feel you evolving and coming into your own. That is always wonderful to experience and to see.

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  • grant hayes
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    This engaging memoir has a foot in both poetic and prose worlds. Overt poetic stylistics are subdued, yet there is a cadence, a rhythm that is unmistakably that of verse. I'd be interested to read a whole novel written this way. This is an affecting, skilfully told memory, mooneyblack, with a fine sense of narrative balance. Zesta!

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  • mooneyblack
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    Thank you, divot so glad it touched you. Many thanks.

  • divot
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    My two cousins lived two doors down from my grandparents home, but to get there we had to get by uncle Harry’s house. Pray we did he didn’t catch us going by and get that old Dutch rub. Your poem was lovely and brought back a distant memory.

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  • RhymeLovingWriter
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    Liberating - yes - I like that!

  • mooneyblack
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    Yes, unlikely, uncanny yet so liberating. Thank you, Johntee.

  • mooneyblack
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    Thank you, Bobby. My fear probably emerged as I was so young when it happened and in those days you didn't talk of it. I was also so taken aback by the experience of 'seeing' him in someone else, if that makes sense, that it actually took a while to process it myself and actually admit the experience. But yes, you are quite right, it should be celebrated and I hope in a small way I have contributed to that. Thanks so much.

  • Johntee
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    Unlikely coicidence
    of name and face repairing
    past experience

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  • Bobby Del Boy
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    mooneyblack in my humble opinion this is something to celebrate. Our loved ones in the afterlife want to be and are with us. I've had the same experience and have welcomed and never feared their presence. As for you write? Absolutely loved it. Just you sharing in a heartfelt sincere fashion.

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  • mooneyblack
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    Thanks so much, Paula. Very different for me but a very real experience that I felt compelled to write about. I really appreciate your feedback.

  • RhymeLovingWriter
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    Lovely evolution, wonderful message, and stellar execution. Your work inspires me every time. Thank you.

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