Comments received on poems by Adam Shirley

The Child Is Working Right now
L. B. Mek said:

centuries later and your words
poignantly, reminded me - of both:
Elizabeth Browning\'s \'The cry of the children\'
\'Do ye hear the children weeping, O my brothers,
Ere the sorrow comes with years?
They are leaning their young heads against their mothers---
And that cannot stop their tears.\'
( )..
*and William Blake\'s \'London\'
\'A mark in every face I meet,
Marks of weakness, marks of woe.

In every cry of every man,
In every infant\'s cry of fear,
In every voice, in every ban,
The mind-forged manacles I hear:

How the chimney-sweeper\'s cry
Every blackening church appals,\'
( )
*how depressingly, morose
this modernity - of reality
we all yearn: to hide from...*
thanks for sharing, dear empathetic poet

July 13th, 2021 05:33

A Eulogy for Narcissus
L. B. Mek said:

ouch, that I can so easily imagine someone writing this about me has me shuddering,
a great write!..
crazy how intention\'s can be so misleading,
Narcissus, mythology\'s icon for selfishness
while that namesake Daffodil: is appreciated universally
for its symbolic virtues of Spring-like: bright and joyful yellow colour
lauded as an icon of new beginnings and rebirth..
time eh: how it distorts perspectives
based on POV\'s conveniently: self-serving angles...

April 9th, 2021 04:45

A Eulogy for Narcissus
Eugene S. said:

Yup, encountered one of those before. Your poem rings well and true.

April 8th, 2021 18:47

what you are.
blue orchid said:

i think you are adam,congratulations,true love is hard to find

October 12th, 2020 19:08

A Consolation
🐤s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷😸 said:

A love wilted and dried and perhaps unable to spark because it\'s ignited with someone else, common story in many parts of the world that you tell so awesomely in fab rhyming. Kudos for this superb poem.

Pls Pleez do read and comment my newest poem too.

February 26th, 2020 23:31

A Consolation
Goldfinch60 said:

Emotive meaningful write Adam.

February 26th, 2020 03:01

People Scare Easy
Goldfinch60 said:

Yes some do scare easily but we have still got to be there for them as it could be us being there for them that ensures their happiness in the world.

February 4th, 2020 01:22

People Scare Easy
Michael Edwards said:

Yes people do scare easly but that shouldn\'t stop us reachimg out - a thought provoking write.k

February 3rd, 2020 03:36

Oh What A Morning !
Goldfinch60 said:

Every time I get up in the morning I know it is going to be a good day.


February 1st, 2020 02:11

Oh What A Morning !
Clara said:

Oh this is so optimistic! A poem made entirely of fresh air I think. Lovely! Makes a change too!

January 31st, 2020 16:57

Oh What A Morning !
Bragee said:

Just a delightful piece of art!
Thanks for sharing

January 31st, 2020 14:44

and I am happy that you are happy
Maxine Smith said:

An emotional read.

Nicely done.

January 29th, 2020 17:04

and I am happy that you are happy
Evergreen said:

Such an amazing write. You have a gift. Looking forward to reading more from you.

January 29th, 2020 15:56

and I am happy that you are happy
Michael Edwards said:

A fine read Adam.

January 29th, 2020 14:16

why i don\'t cry
Goldfinch60 said:

Crying may not fix anything but it is a great release of emotion from within your heart.

October 18th, 2019 00:55

season\'s farewell
Seek said:

True talk. Love is for all seasons, for all eternity.

July 23rd, 2019 08:04

Midnight in Paris
Nicholas Browning said:

Much enjoyed the read.

March 24th, 2019 19:43

Genesis 7:4
🐤s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷😸 said:

Interesting lovely thoughts about clouds and rain, reads poetic and sweetly. God cries stour self destructive dibs I feel. Thumbs up,

Pleez do review/add your thoughts/comment under my newest poem too . I like meeting new poets and their poems.

December 7th, 2018 10:07

Genesis 7:4
Michael Edwards said:

And still Noah saved the mosquito - I really enjoyed this read Adam. The structure and use of the language is just right.

December 7th, 2018 02:28

There Are Drawings On The Wall
Michael Edwards said:

Beautifully written and what a vivid picture it paints.

November 2nd, 2018 02:22

There Are Drawings On The Wall
Goldfinch60 said:

Home is home no matter what, it is a very special place.

November 2nd, 2018 01:36

In This Corner of The Galaxy
Goldfinch60 said:

This corner of the galaxy is ours to love for eternity.

October 31st, 2018 01:05

There\'s A Poet In my Cabinet
chaaz said:


October 3rd, 2018 10:37

She\'s a Smitten Shrew
Fay Slimm. said:

A compelling read of what a shrew does in certain situations - - loved the quirky flow to this piece.

August 8th, 2018 04:12

She\'s a Smitten Shrew
Michael Edwards said:

Love manifests in many ways - enjoyed the read.

August 8th, 2018 01:13

She\'s a Smitten Shrew
Goldfinch60 said:

Love comes in many forms but it is the strongest of all bonds.

August 8th, 2018 00:45

anon-ii said:

beautiful write.

June 19th, 2018 17:27

Blissful Solus
onepauly said:

it will not be forever.

April 12th, 2018 12:56

1001010 [La Rose I Loved, AVER UNA MAR] 1000001
Nicholas Browning said:

A dark journey, a spin around the globe all for the sake of realization. Beautiful.

April 12th, 2018 03:30

Blissful Solus
Nicholas Browning said:

Reading this felt like punching someone you really don\'t like in the cranium. It\'s great. Being alone gives many blessings, but drawbacks as well. Over the course of a few years I\'m beginning to think I enjoy it more than being around other people though. \"In a crowded room, I am still all by myself.\" Wonderful write, and the philosophy behind it is even better. Well done.

April 12th, 2018 03:23

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